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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY. MAY 12, 1917 LETimmnGE DAILY HEHALD PAGE SRVEN ITEMS OF INTEREST HE FARMER RESULTS 01' THK SRBBJNG EXPEUIMENTS CONDUCTED AT LETllDniDGEFXPERIMENTAI, CAKK IX FEEDING 'YOUNG CHICKS DATES OF SEEDING EXPERIMENTS Farm, Lethbrldgo per acre. U ihould bo pqlulcd out mains this low lor several hours dui'. For the past Are iLat the might not tamo out.lnE nieula teen carried ou with view to gathering data to determine (bo latest date It Is practicable ID seed wheat, oale, barley aud Bu and Incidentally to Dud out If possible when the berl yield might be obtained. Tho flvo years' results aie here pre- ts.bylpT fnrm und the deduc- lloua made therefrom will be of yalue to those who to late seeding Commencing 111 bo forced to rewrt about tho first of April eacb year. ploU of the different iraltu hftro planted every so utten unlll about Ilic of June. In Ihe case of wheat, this was erery ten days In the case of oUicr KralDi, every nftccn days. AUbougn U hu been ImposBttle to get tho done on ciactly tho game each year, thcro lias never been than days' variation oltbcr way. Plols were of an ucrcj ja blit- was used hi overy caso and the Eeed trill [el for Ihe unie amount of seed purpose wnw Ibe temperaturo rc- llie saiuo II the seeding was douo on spring plowed stubble or on "stub- bled In" land, for thero might not to Dates of Killing Frosts 1008 August 25...... 1309 August 2S...... 1310 August 21...... enouch moisture to germinate the 1911 August 27 grain at ouce aud It uould bo apt Itii 1912 September 15 remain much dormant until a good rain 11013 September 20 which would make (lie crop 1914 September 10 be the case nuere It aoirn on summer fallow In which K Is always possible to drill down to moisture. On the other hind, to ofltel this IE the fact, that If Ibe coudltlona are such that germina- tion takes place at once one can count on the crop aown on xlubblo land ma- turing-three to days earlier. Uefore presenting Hie results of the Beetling test lu tabular form here give a list of the dates of the flrsl killing frosts In Ihe fall tor tho last nine years aa observed at.tho experi- mental station? Althnuth'ono degree of frost not UBuelly considered a killing frost. It Is to all Intents and litli September 12 1310 September 14. Mill. Temp. 19.2 F. 29.8 V. 30.0 F- 29.4 V. 2J.9 30.t P. 31.0 V. 26.6 F. 31.2 F. These observations taken on llifl Lcthbrldgo station. At higher altitudes butb west and Eouthwcsl o( frosts arc generally reported earlier than at Lclbbrldgo. The two following tables give, tho dates, of seeding Marquis wheat, tho dates of ripening and yields and also average yield for fivo years with the latest dale of ripening before Injury from frost. From Ihts ive can ascer- tain about when the latest dato for Eecdlne Marquis wheat at Lcthbrldge occurs. aria by weight of cracked tvlical. nely cracked corn, and pinhrad oat- eal or hulled oats, to whlcli about per cent, of crackud peas or en rico and 2 per cent, of charcoal t millet or rape may bo added, commercial chick fend may bo aub- lltutM If desired. The above ration an be fed until IIic chicks tiro two ago, when they should be plac- d en grain and a dry or wet mash liture. After the chicks arc ten days old good grouping mash, composed of parts by weight of bran. 2 parts middlings, 1 part cornmeal. I part low- Tide Dour or red-dog ralddl- nga. aud 10 per cciilb sifted beef crap, may bo placed In a hopper and clt bcfbro ihurn all She Tho mash may bo fed either wet or dry; DATES OF SEEDING MARQUIS Seeded April April April May Jfay May June Ripe Auf. 7 Aug. I Aug. 8 Aug. 17 Aug. 23 x' XX 191! Yield Hu. 25.0 !4.0 13.0 23.6 21.0 1915 Yield Aug. 2 Aug. I Aug. 6 Aug. S 1C Aug. 13 Sept. 2 Hu. 10.6 29.5 13.0 39.5 19.0 43.6 31.5 Note: X Trosted 2 years liefore crop matured. Ripe July 28 July 29 July 2S Aug. 2 Aug. 11 Aug. 22 XX 1911 Yield. flu. 26.5 20.0 20.0 20.8. 21.3 21.5 1015 Ripe Aug. 10 Aug. 13 Aug. 17 Aug. 2S Aug. 30 Sept 11 XX Yield Jlu. CO.O 47.5 41.5 41.0 37.0 Ripe Aug. 18 Aug. 20 Aug. 22 AUK. 23 Aug. 2G. X XX Yield Bu. 46.5 50.0 42.0 40.0 50.0 DATES OF SEEDING MARQUIS WHEAT Average Yield for Five Yeara and Lateit Date of Ripening, Average Yield per Latest Dato of Ripening XX Frosted 4 years before crop milured. Dale o April April April Mar 2 ........11 .22 ...........12 Maj- June i...............1 Hole: X Froiled 2 rears before crop matured. XX Frosted before cron matured. Uie table ive find Hint 1! h iate to iced Manjuls wheat up to Mny 12. It wilt bti noted, liowcvcr, i earlier Deeding gl'ea sllglilly higher I jleldi than seeding. This may acre for five years 191M91C bu. Ibs. 37 35 33 3! 24 XSO XX In five years 1912-191G August ISth. August i'Oth. August 22nd. August 2Stb. August 30Lh. Sept. ..IClh. be lue to the (act that the wheat gets more root development when seeded earlr before the warm growing wea- ther comes. May 12, bowover, mark! the dMd Use Lotween safe and uniati seeding of Marquis wheat. Perhapi in. the higher altitudes of the western and fvnthwulern parts o[ the pro- vince 'i few dan .earlier thu tbli would er. Similar tables have been' prepared giving details of results for the put few yean but through lack of ipace they are omitted, but the conclusions drawn, from them by the writer are here gfTen: Otti To.be aafe, oats on summer fallow should seeded no later than May 24 al Lethbrfdge anfl a little earlier where there IB more of earlier IrosU. The., earlier seedlnga do not ehow appreciable Increase In yield jier acre. ThlSj of will de- pend entirely on the character of the ;ieison. Barley Barler on anminer faltow land may be Eeeded somewhat, later than oats. June 1 Kerns to be about uic last dale of salcty... There Is out little differ- ence. In yield "'lor! the different dates o[ Ewdlni and It Is probably that. late planting will bring ai good results as planting. Flax. As flax Is tho latest crop that can te qafely sown which Is a "money" or crop. It Is Important that the deadline be clearly marked or A valuable crop be- lost. On tbe lion It 'has been found from teals nnd obiervallon that It Is safost to BOW flax before .the let of .Tune and nnd Development Co'mmlssloD np- wlnted a year or two ego to revolut- onlzo agricultural methods? It will ig renumbered that most of the com- mliilonen financial magnates whose experience In agriculture was accumulating the wealth which he farmer created. If the commis- sion lias anytklng to report, we should hear aboil H aeon: after tho 30th of April. "dead" line Is about .May 24th The or because flax IK a good crop to sow on freshly broken sod. It Is more often used for this purpose than the U la acldom poss- ible to have sod broken early enough lo need wheat. Flax baa been com- monly UMd for thl, purpose for long In the northwest that Jhe prac- tice of late towing of ihls crop ha; been firmly established. Tho experi- ments on the farm have ahown that rarller aeedlng than Is practised safer and unusually glroa n greater yield. Flu sown April lit has shown lha effect of froil every Reason. llowzver, U hin nlwnys bean seeded on summer fallow land and It has not possible to determine definitely just what part frost played In. the Injury to the young plants as drift- ing soil filto dtmieeil them. It was probably a combination of two thai ctuied the Injury. The best lime lo low It without doubt from May 1st lo Mar 20th the earlier In tho month the tetter the reinlts. Potatoes Wanted be ayW ilied, tounil wMti ttotk. Phone 732 or al Kinndm Hay and Grain 1221 2nd AvenM B. I WHERE IS ITT (Grain Growers' Guide.) liaa anybody heard of the Economic To tire concrete column! (or build ng wide foundations a Gorman engi- neer baa Invented a method for biasi- ng awar the earth with .dynamite, making a, hoie which toft concrete I WE CARRY A PULL LINE OF Repairs for All Mnkes I of Engines. Our plant IB equipped vith llMo-dale machinery and men are thoroughly competent to band In any irork on any kind of machinery. GRINDERS AND PUMPS We mnnufaclure and have, for sale Roller trid Plate Grinders nod Deep Well Pumpa. G. KISCHEL Lessee of the. Lelhbrldgc Iron Work a, FEEDING YOUNG CHICKS riorc Harm In Overfeeding Than In to Prepare Maihet and Grain Younj, chickens should he fed Irani .hree to five times daily.' depending upon one's experience? in feeding sayg the poultry specialists. Undouht edly chickens will grow faster when ed Ilvu times than when ted only :hree Limes daily, hut U Ehould be ne In mjnd that more harm can he done lo the young chlcfcena b> than by Young chickens should be fed DO more than hnrcly enough to aitlsfy their a ji pet ties and to keep Uiem eier clslng, except at the uvenlng or IRS meal, when they should he given al they will eat. Greater care be eicrcised not lo over feed young chicks that arc confined than tboai that have tree range ae lee Is apt to result in those confined. t The young- chicks maVbc fad an[ time after they are 36 lo 4S hours old whether they are wllh a hen or in brooder. The flrsl feed may contain either moistened hard boiled, egpe Johnnycnke, stale bread, plnhead "oat meal, or rcliscl cat-, r-hlch fte comhlDBtlonR nay he used with gotx Tceulls. Masbcs mixed with milk nr ot considerable Ta.ue In etvlnr Ih a good start In life. Th nlxtareE should he fed In a crumbl 'mash ind. not In n sloppy condition JohnnycnJic composed folio' ing ingredients In the proportion Is a very good feed for youn chicks: One dozen Infertile eggs o X pound of sifted, beef scrap, to 1 pound B of corn meal; add tnoue rallk to make a pasty and lablespoonful of baking soda, a baVe unlll done. Hry bread cmmb may be mlicd with hard boiled making about one-fourth of the "mix-1 ture eggs, or rolled may bo need In place of the bread crumns. Feed the brekd crumbs, rolled oalj, or johnnycake five limes dally lor the firat wcelc. then gradually sub- stitute for one or livo feeds ot the mlilurc finely cracked grains ot equal t wot, only moisture (either I milk cr water) EhouH bo added to tho feed crumbly, but In no ease sloppy, When Ihla growing mash or mixture Is not used, a hop- ncr contalnlni bran should be ac- :esslble lo the chickens at all limes. After the chickens ato two months old they may bo led four limes with good results. After they arc lire? months old tbrtc feedings a day are enough. When one has only a few clilcknna, t is less f rouble (o purchase the pre- pared: chick feeds, but where a con- siderable number are reared It Is sometimes cheaper to buy the finely cracked grains end mis them to- gether. Some clilck feeds contain a large Quantity or. grit and may con- :aln grains ptjpoor quality, that they eLould be carefully examined and guaranty as lo quality secured be> !oro AE BOOH as the chickens will eat Uio whole wheat- In about cracked corn and other grains, the small chick feed can be eliminated: In addition lo the. above lhe chickens' growth can be hastened It they arc given sour milk, milk or buttermilk Lo drink. Growing chickens kept on a. good range may be given all their feed hopper, mixing 2 parts by weight of cracked corn with 1 part of wheat, or equal parts of cracked coru, wheat, nnd oala In one hopper the dry! mash loi chickens in aunthr-r, 71'" j Lcef st-rap- may be left out ot the dry I li and fed In a separate- t-oiipCT, llu-.t iho clilchcns can al all n1' Hits feed they deflrc. It the beef, scrap Is to be fed scp-raMy. It U advisable to wait, until clik-V s ;ir.- i tin daj's eld., meu put tbu Lcef et-rap befuit youug t-lilfkeiis at the start v, hlioui t tid Chlvkeos con An (o small yards Ehuuld always be BunjiHed with feed, auch as leiiuce. sprouted oai-.' alfalfa or clover, but the teal plate lo raise chickens successfully is cm a pood range whc-ic no cxlra grct-ii feed. IB required. Whnrc the clilrhens are kept in small lore yards, fire charcoai, giii and cystsr she'! be kept boturc the ehkkeiLs all o[ the time, and cracked or ground lone may he fed. The bone Is nol for chlcbeoE that hare a good ran go. SOLD BY Company 1217 Second Avenue South LeUi bridge Phones: Office 1173 Res. 530 Electricity for Everyone Everywhere THE COMPLETE ELKCTRIC LIGHT AND POWER PLANT Satisfied Users thick platei, long life. of Farms, Summer Stores, Etc. Sold by R. M ELL IS 1293 Mfl Ave. A. Lcthbrldge Phone 771 OR FOR INFORMATION CALL OR.PHONE The ROY ELECTRIC CO. 511 Faurth Avenue South, t-rthbrtrfrje Phone ,735 Farmers building rxw us before conlraclinB your wTring eltcwhere. j QUICK-GROWING SEEDS Valentine Bush Deans, ready lo pick in 35 days, 4 ozs. 15c. Ib. 40c Early Modtl Brood-red Table Dect, ......pkg. iDc, 02. 20c, 4 ozs. 50c First and Best Cabbayr, solid heads, pkg. 10c, or, 30c, 4 on. SOc Early Oem Red Table Carrot 25c, 4 ozs. 65c Cilron for preserving, cad 5t, oz. He, 4 ozs. 4Qc Early Malcolm Sweet Table Corn.......pXg. 10c, Ib. 40c, S Ibs. Pickling Cucumber, cropper) pkg. Sc. ot. 20c, 4 Me tariiesi VvdyuIiCiii Head Lettuce.......... pkg. 10c, oz. 30c, 4 OH. 90c Early Hacker.Back (Sugar) Musk Melon 6c, or, 20c Richard 6eddon BuEh'Gardsn Peas 4 on. I5c, Ib. 40c, 5 jbs. 51.75 Select Yellow Dutch Onion Setts 35c, S Ibt. 51.70 Earliest Scarlet Olive Radlih.............pkg. be, ox. lOc, 4 30c Early. MHan Turnip (earliest grown) 5c, oz, 20c, 4 oza. 60c Giant White Feeding Sugar Beet, for caltlt, 4 era. 15e, Ib. 25c, Ib. 456 Rennle's Glan'. Intermediate Mangel, Ib, 25c, Ib. 45c Rennie's Derby Swede Turnip, for stock Ib. 37c, Ib- 70c Improved Jumbo Swede Turnip (Elephant) ........y2 37c, Ib. 70e Rennle'6 Kangaroo Swede Turnip hardy) Ib. 3Sc, Ib. G5c High Grade Compton's Early Yellow Mint Seed Corn, ..WO Ibs. High Grade White Cap Yellow Dent SeeJ Corn...... 1DQ 17JQ Earliest Six Weeks Seed Potatoes..................... 100 Ibk Entra Early Eureka Seed Potatoes................... 100 Seed Corn and Potato Charges Do NOT Imr-iude ChargM. "Pakro" Seedtape. "You plarrt It by the 2 pkts. fcr for tlrt. Ronnie's Seed Annual Free All, Order through your LOCAL DEALER or frwn RENNIE'S SEEDS 872 Street, Vancouver, Allo i i rv A SHORT TERM may. be For Farming Purposes i to finance Season's operations, by form- ing a Co-operative Credit Society under the Alberta Co-opcrntivc Credit Act. Societies formed under the laid Art will ncelve Assistcince from the Province of Alberta For fuU inlonaallQn or apply W W. V. NEW80H, Ceputj- Prwlacial TnMvnr, BAnmtok. THE C.P.R. GIVES YOU TWEHTY YEARS TO PAY An iaimcnx area cf lhe BOM fttlile lanl In Wion lor Hit low priea and tisy Mmi rratinj from 111 to for fana land] with ample 1and> up to ISO. Ona-Knth daWn, tiaUnu If you wifiiin TCan. In ceitaia mas, lad for wilbo.t Mlllemmt coflditioaa. lakrigalioa iiMkn.liMBfci fifo tie. np lo 12000, abo lepiyible twentjr ooljS per cent. Here is your opportunity to fana boUmfl by adjoining Ind, or to Mcare jour frieiida H nelghbon. Fw Hmann and par- ticnllra apptr to Allu .CuMrm, Ocmral 3iipellamnliM of Luiib, Depvtmtat Reaoonet, tq? F j.l aerm tat, Alu. FOR SALE 50 head of Cattle, comprising choice milch cows nnd hoifers, Some with calves at fool, and olhcra duo '.o calva shortly and savcral nice yearling nclfcrs. young sCocK-. (APPLY AT Farmers' Feed Banv 239 16th Street N. or 1725 6th Ave. A. N. 1566 Local Agcn44' i WILION A SKtITH Sntrlock Bldf. Phone 1MJ Lethbrltlgt R. C. MER1THEW Live AucCionecr Lot me conduct your farm ealcs. Fire yeiirs experience In UIG Slalrj selling In the ring. WRITE FOR WARNER, ALBERTA Perfection Wire Stretcher and Splicer Don'L kink UiQ Wire rion't'go slacl; when inachlne Ja removed. W. 0. Weefca wre: "It In (he only thine Ibat will makg Ibo old as M erer." MANUFACTURED BV C. F. TOLLESTRUP, RAYMOMD, ALBERTA Record Delivery of Rumely Oil-Pull Tractors plcterea show ot tlie 1 urge it numfter of fAim lracl.cn made to. Alberts. Lnictors are oE the kerosene oil-full type, and were 'actured and by Rumely Thresher Company, wblck are sold with a Lo burn kerosene tl all loajg and under all conditions. Allen Jack, Avenue South, Lethbridge, is the agent, for Advance Rumely Thresher Go's Tractors and Separators We give, Immediate delivery of lliesc engines in (lie following sixes: 8-16, 15r30 and Oil Vnlls) arid all sizes of steam have one 15-30 second hand Piill in first class for sale a( a bargain. i-' ALLEN JACK for Advance.-Uiimcly Thresher Co. 1262 First Avenue S. Phone 1544 ;