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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 1, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta f'AGE EIGHT TUK m-iinmnr.R DAILY IIEIULD i. ioin OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER cannot blow under Ihf floor, and dry] wnencrer iiffdttl. TLo orlirary A-sbapfJ Is founil i very saiisruciory at Uraodoii, iaj cheAtfy ami quickly wade. A vjbiii j straight WHLLS ami roof; Cultural Methods and the more luuipr the surface, not Urge Soil Drifting {By A- E. Ssuth Saskatchewan, in rimers' Advocate) DAIRYING LANGUISHING IN JRF.LAND The Irish Homestead Bays thit the famous Irish, herds ol deep-milting lslen.ce, S.DU It-i cvts if the guarantees were given and the Licit favorable conditions prevailed It would inke years lo reconstitute these herdi. "Tlic government It says, "CIUR- ed i! directly by the unnecessary In- crease In prUei ot all commodities, by shameless profiteering, and, by paying worltlnEinen more for waiving about with, their bands In their pockets than ihey can earn by working on a farm. How does 1lie labor trouble affect tho butter-making luduatry more seriously thin any otbcr Well. milked twlco a day, somv days of the weok, and to take lu- stance of Ihroata. lust Mnivh Ihc farm laborers lu Eimie rouuUea demanded, through (be Irish Transport Union, iOi. Tor a 4 y-Dour wceK. half on and no Sunday work. This demand had Ibc Indirect eflci'l nl reducing dairy because lu casu of a strlVe, Ibe first thing (o suffer li the cow." i wo men wero walking through (be woods noar Scrauloii. a sun one was carrying was accident. ally discharged. Iho bullet Killing a liariridge In a tret1. of acres were most of this lacd was rc-so rulneJ. iUff. Wo h arrowed it because small don we bavo iiractiVally all cf -Ihi" j arc "always tlri1 ThevMhf world, j report Issued by Ihe and'woods L-csun 10 show. and_ because j previous year's stubble? lo assist in WJH producc larCer and" stronger 111- of Agriculture than are possible EUbsequcatly produced good crops U did no: sftm possLbk- thai land wirti I holiling ibc sell. By Eouing over large oats, barley and flas, which, oivloR ID j such a crusty surf-.K-e would blow. irons early ki the season with ILe from sows ir: limited 110 11 '3 that this is about ihe fall, ripe-nt'd up ic gnoil I On one Hold of firry mrtca. which had Ulsc. a amount of soil moisture tor how comfortable the latter tocs below thc yield ot 151S and ahapc. SOCK- fields, however, wcrcjbren plowed frr fallow a packer ivus Is retained In thc soil from the PKrly seeui to be. I more than tons below the sown two or three limes ami remain-i used, aTicr soe-.llng. This fk'ld did ihaus. Flowing, done, early W. C. (average troi> of Iho four ypars pre- oi as bare as a deivri all heavy rain fell about the tenth June and any grain thii hail fintttcdutely before (his ralu, or before the Ground was really n: to work afterward, came alonf. well. Thc failures due lo letting the ground dry uniil II wa? In good working shape before re-sowins as soil drifted as tiud TrS ever the grata had a chance lo grow. The laud A M01v, but we arc i-f the opinion that packed and vvorfco'J enth or iherc was UUlo dJngcr of ihis parllc- down Is probably a more ideal way. I been re-1 ular field blnwicg, bocause li was'cf Tho trouble is wherti n preat deal of j a sanJy l and the land COIR- a rath Jay 20th, such C3 we i Af often have, would have saved thc silua ilan. Further north of "us a large seo lion of 'counirr had plenty of mols had of Its effect, on ite. In part; o( Istrict where more moisture fell and also this year, the effect of different methods of cultivation was more apparent ture last year, and a few good show- ers early this season, consequently the loss irora drifting soil was on the Trhole very light. Bsias In ihe dry beit ourselres ire lost some oi our fallow crop, about 25 per cent. From a second Eecdfng, however, we obtained a fair crop. Most of our Tallow was top worked and not plowed. H really did not get much work owing to the fact that ibc weeds till not [rroiv rery fast It -was double- about ihe.end of May and again about two vecfes later. U waa colll- vatfid twice, once with ibe harrow teeth on Ihe froct standards and irllh The conlraot between surtaco-work- ed tallow and plowed lallov.- was little In favor o. ilie surface-worbed land. The most notable contrasts -were between fields cultivated before seeding ivllh narrow teelh and those Tblch, were drilled and harrowed in the heretofore most accepted fashion The former method la several cases proving Euperior (o ftfi latter method in the control Of soil drifting. On this year's fallow we baye sur- face-irorkej tbo parts most liable to WOT, and hare plowed thc balance. il twice and, iTC faltivaled it as .required up to the present- This fall proposed LIFT CORNS OFF to sprpad rottdd straw and manure on all fhe exposed parts, at least a i spreader to do so. Thla we beliera [TV-ill assist tn preventing soil nest spring. After it lays en the sur I face during" Beit ?-ear and ;hc icg stubble crop., it Till be sa corporated irith Ibe toil by tbe con- linaca stirring It will LITC received raore so, we lhan IT It were plowed under, aa manure plowed un rter dosa hot Incorporale with the soli and leaves the lanj In an open con- dition, which fe undesirable from a dry farming slaadpoinL Neil spring tve propose to calllfate with narrow Then oo. it rarely gets work to firm t well up to the surface. We must retain ihe moiaujro on dry years fiviu ,hi- spring lliaws (o have ;ulflcicnt to naVe a decent fallow. On firm motsl and lhc grain, even if off by lhe drift, will not be greatly damaged and Till're cover much more quickly If lhe cEnd.lel5 up than on loose dry fallow. It ihere is to rainfall whatever dur- ng the season tcavy enough to pene- :r.i.te ivro inches ot soil, it Is doubtlu! if any system of fallowing Till prove very r.uccesfful the iollow- ng year ivilhout considerable rain on he growing crop. called nl the 'arm ol r. proinitieut farmer in our dis- trict this spring. His farm is Jn a particularly dry pan of the ntairict. It is benuiiful iP-nd. a heavy clay loam a.s level as a table. Every j fallow in L'ue neighborhood was as i bare as a desert with Ibe exception of cud snips protected by stubble ai the j side of some of Ihesc fallows. Natur- ally the conversation drifted LO the j a of desolation surrounding us. t could be done to prevent It? ?poke of various melho.13 of cultiva- lic-u He pointed to a field tbat bad been surface worked, and lhe volun- teer grain pastured off by a herd of: callle. This had been cul-. llratetf with narrow teetb. towed with: a boe-drlll and packed. A line of treat-! mcnl which certainly should nave pro-j Tented much demafce from wind. apJ j yei ir Chared the fate oi all the fallows] In Ibe vlclnily. He is an old timer. and also an optimist. He said, "You stop it because we have had no rain to speak of (ot two years. Rflln Is what we need. We have bad drr years before just thc same, but we have had a great many more wet years, and we will have them again. Whi.n we get the rain -we can handle iho drifting soil problem and not HH then." To a great ertent we agree with without rainfall it Is diffi- cult i? not impossible, to prevent soil drifting by cultural means with sufrli winds as we have had this reason. are of Ibe opinion, ihat lhc land Itself will continue to become less able to withstand the devastation caus- ed by wind In spllo of any methods >jf cultivation that can dcvEied un- Small Deposits Because you can make only small deposits at a not feel that it isn't worth while open- ing a savings account. This Bank knows better. During 45 years wt have seen ninny men and women atfain financial Independence from the persistent saving of Small Amounts. Open a savings account with our neatest branch. Deposits oC one dollar and upwards will bo received. Interest paid at current rajes. THE STANDARD BANK OF CANADA Office TORONTO J. C. SCOTT, MANAGER STREET NORTH G. E. MANACEH 4n< AVENUE SOUTH P. B1LLINGTON. MAKAGEH ;HEW DATTOV AND STERLINC BRANCHES L. G. THOMAS. MANAOEH COALHUR5T BRANCH W. B. FERGUSON. MANAGCH COALDALE BHANCH c. T. MANAGES BURDETT HHANCH Used from Coast to Coast For nriily ye in Fitlli Poultry Rcguliter in been tmd tod recommenced ty poullijtaen tbe wgjld oter. la Ciaidi, totcessfnl ponlliy-riiirn irill- iuK'cc cTEif dty giTinj concrete pioot of ill rake. Mr, 11. W. Corbctl, ol AtiDifclij, N.S., irrilM.- "I tire t flock of Ply month Rock pallets. I pat ETC in i itpinle hcaje ind gire Item f raffs, POULTRY REGULATOR "In Februur the flre pullets or 23 to 14 tich. The other irHhouL having Praiu, only ]J to 1C tgft 1 Iben fed tho 30 Poultry lad In IQ my Jitns per cent Jn Uj-iiif." Mr. Jufrph Qumxri, a. shireholdfr In lhe Vernon. B.C., FrulL Union, "'I your Hfffulitor for ADU find It Our filea lull of uciollcltc btyond Question that Prills Ell ise cfifm and moro. Coiu bhouL cent month per bird. U to-day at our rt.iV. MONEY BACK IF NOT SATISFIED. .At your In popular rrictd pkjs., also In CailflS IS-lb. ralLi IGO-lb. ai FrMlj Poultry Dlstnfeclant la urdnce (or vgur Destroy-: lice and Kills Rtrma. Kecpa p ulth ltca. jfrcrt and p dealer's In J pil., ft uae. At yo and 1 qt. ci__ Write for FREE book on tho Also Fratla UtEUUtor. And GUI Eioct Tonic. Pratt Food Co. of Ltd. II lhc land is wet, drill with come radical chango Is made in I ioe-driH and pack Immediately. Cul- Jllvatlon to stop coll drilling be I also ma-Je, satisfactory for weed con- Itrol and moisture conservation, pro- our TarminE We need smal- ler f.eld.i. bare fallow, more in- len5Kt methods of (arralnc, and a serious attempt to proyldc sliel- trol and moisture conscrvauon, pro- serious alien vldeil, pt course, LhaL we get the mols-j ler for the farm., JHOUSING SWINE IN WINTER TIME -Dcesn't huit a hit to lift any com right off with fingers (Experimental Fflrn.3 Note) i In rroriiUnE shelter lor swine dur- ing the'wlntcr months tho chiel con- jsideration is drynesa, .Olber points j such as warmib and ventilation arc 1 important and closely related, but thu ahao'lule essential Is dryncea. Build- Ings healed by the warmth of animal3 haTe a ETeat tendencj" to molsturo'becausa the warmth comes chiefly from the animals' breath which Is cxcesalTe- ly moUt atmosphere is detrimental to tbe lieallli of any animal, but to pigs it in parLicularl? objectionable as they are more subject to rtiBuumllsni anJ other traceable to uAinpness. Wintering In Pfocery Iho brevity of tlila article will pre- any lull discussion o! iTgni any lull UIECUBSIOH or piggcrj- Prop a little Freezona an 211 aching {construction, but a. few essentials may torn, Instantly thai com. stopa hurting, j bo noted. Cement floors are tho host then you .Hi It rignt out1. It doesE'; from .Iho standpoint o( sanction and one bit. Yes, magic1. Your druggist aell3 a fifty hbtllo of Frbezone for a cents, andlclent tb rid your feat o( every riard corn, corn, or corn betawn tho toes, and calluses, without sorp- Msa Or Irritation, is the .much lalkcd of eiher Clscorcry ol a Cincinnati genius. durability, "but a pig should never Ho on a cement Iloor. Sleeping plat- form 9 should ha provided. These may be raised ocly an inch or two nbov.: Jhe cement or may be derated so Ibal there is a two story pen wltb a way up to the sleeping quarters.