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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBFiIDOE DAILY HCTALD SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, TO THE FARMER PROBLEMS OF THE ORGANIZED FARMERS KuU io Crack by thu U. F. bj H S. Dunham, Bi Vlco-Fies.) beirlag" upon'our if cent Izr.tlons J-'-i power as that just In proportion that iho atlilmlo of iiolitical Slftba, Fojter, Dord aro.silling at ono Ubta eat- liance beginning In the .relies ago crop Ibat would ylold a high ton- nsta under our conditions, la tlio lower valloys alfalfa Is Iho Jargo yield} HIE fomga crop, and it well In most ol tho libjh BS also does clover, but Ilieja tlotio would iigt cou- Irol the weeds. Souio four years ago, ono o! our teuslou men visited a farm In the J'UtHead Valley Iu the Northwestern lart of the State, who was growing ilusslan sunflowers, which were very largo producers'of forage. Ho aug seated to our agrouomlet that he be jeved thli plant ha'l possibilities as a ionise plant under Montana colidlt Ing and H. W. Wood, grew verj and'.myself are titling camo he Bl ODO laUlB eai- unum and H W very njuca more rapidly and be- ana n. Tueie or. tlar.eJ just as Ibe U. K. .mrpjrtinK to be non-polll- rt'e V F the ballot nnd leal Hoes until the euorls be- sr rr ions. Acting on tilts In lhgmf6t Only Is tho itee of Ico Important lion proviiJart. Tlila will n tne ureservallou of frctli ary with lun locallon of the Ice house butter, and olber lablo uul production of high-grade ilomca- llo dairy products Is nluiost Imposs- ible without It. Maiiy markets to which lullk IB now shipped demand that It be cooled before shipment to >i degree not allalimblo without llio use of Ice. The Type of Houw to Build Generally, the conslrnction of DU Ico liouse U a Question ol economy. The ol harvesting and storing, Interest and Ilio matliod of conalrucllon. An- other liii'vorlaul factor will be Uio cost eels IUBH. Llia in.-3k n BJ ompllsh his purposes is for Ihe U. t. acllvily ol tho League The reader must bear In mlml tlm Ployed. lee IS one, ot those luiurios which In many sections of Ibe country can be had for the gathering. Tbe cosl of was'about halt lull so that there wa harvesting clover bolL above aud below the sun us compared with the comfort lhat It flowers. During lUe winter It was fed [brings. to our dairy cows which ale tue sun- lower silage as readily as llicy did the clover sllago and seemed lo do Ice, whllo natural may bo harvest- 011 inB money Invested, repairs anj tie ed at lime when farm work Is not I preclallon on the building sliould off pressing and bolh mau and horw lib-. set the saving iu Ilio ineUInK ol Ico or are not otherwise profitably cm- be'yonJ constitution, article 10 An ample supply of Ice Is ot great- AS A6EREEPS ON As age ertepi on, tital folct UlT mim.or woman is kidneys and to ktep tbem lioikuif order. common tompbinls of thoja gtl- tiic on in years. It seem! to ks tie elud ttiult: ftMedf For Ut: ii i fn'rt ttii tie rtiedj ii js54- Mr. PmA Ltkade, i. weU-kaowm kbled to return to woik. it lit tgi of Imde writel ie kad lufferti Jor with pmiil U V matil iiutllj he WK to qm wcrk. Gil Kill relicrrd kin to nek u litent Itit h? low lUlH hi feeli u Itromg >t 61 u dii >t W Jtirl. Mrs. Hugh Tfclini, of Lewii Con Boai, bad a linilAr cxpcrlnee .will li knktter lo as ihi 1 im 51 yemn Ike aoti.ff 8 csndre'n- ago I wai tronblcl wiik bukatie ni 4all piiiu acroM the ued l boi of Oin Kllj.'iia much belter thit 1 will soatiw to ux Gin Pilli." testimonials inch ai IbeM cannot bi. for the tha oo-numerous to mention are in the ales matters ol state jurisdiction, but i tha Dominion are matters for'tie lomlnlon parliament. Besides m the .ates such oScers as railway .cummls- loners, Efabi commissioners, judges t the supremo court, etc., are elected y ihe people oi'tile stale; here they by the Dominion gov- rninent, so that U la apparent at once hal 'a'sectional minority parly has nnnltely mor'8 power In the States nan such a party can bave in the Do- ilnlon. Further It is possible for. a .iirty that does not receive one-hall jf the Totes In the States to be elect ed, many of the presidents were elect >d by a plurality nqt a majortly; here he 'goTemmeii't'miist by at least i majority of lie members o parliamorit. Al .present It li Ime that politics I in'n chaotic condition, hut Canadian more., iha :nls 'ust as well upcn It. The next season we plauted jlrce acres of sunflowers, planting In rows about 30 Inches apart. .Tuc crop was not irrigated, though soino sub- Irrigation water was available froni secpase. Tlio crop grew well, stood some- 9 or 10 feet tall and yielded about 22 tons of green feed per acre. We started lo (sed Ihe sunflowers lo the cows Ihe lallor part of August. They wore run through an cusllage cbtter and fed green from tho field. The cows ato the foraga readily. For com- parison wo divided the cows into two lots and fed greeu corn to one of the lots. The cows on the sunflowers ale this forago Just as readily as those etting the corn abd mainlined their milk flow lust as well. This lest was ontln'ued for some Uireo weets. Tho unflowers remaining WPTQ put lilo he silo and fed during the winter1 to oth c-airs ssd fattsnlng steers. Sam- iles wero .taken of. Ihe! green forage swamps to drink, thai most damage Is caused. again li might be oh- serral. that the consumption of plants is chleHy due to the scarcity o[ olher feed. la Saskatchewan, Water Hemloclt and Stemless I.oco are the only known to have produced serious symp toms of poisoning. There ire species ot Loco Weeds found in pralrls provinces, namely, Oxyiropls Campestrls, and Splendcns The eating of Ihese weeds Is ac quired habit and the serious effect In chronic Tn AlberU planls causing most Iron bio are Death. Camas, Water Hemlock Larkspur, and Loco Weed, Provincial but Ih atel tha of construction, Tho Hlmpleat tyjw of (pi'J llou U Ihi la u compact mass oa well-drained allo, us well protecled BB posalbte. by nilur- al or artlflclal Iron and wind, anj coverlpg the with saw- dust, ihavluns, fodder, nitrsh or aiy (Odd iQiuUtlBC Duteritt, Such a cruJe method Is not b" re- couungmlAd eicopt IB a temporary makeshift for whllfi U to he useil early In MMob. r llilo it Is not good jiollcy lo go Since Ico nl besl la a highly bla product, requiring special ccjiilp lent fo; Us iireservutiou, such natural dvantngca as aro affordcA by slmAo nd oxposuro should bo lafcen advan-l ago. of In locating nn Ice house. A Lady situation, with a northern ox- .tOBure, hns z decided advantage as-n ocatlon for such a building. Ill general design Ico houses arc of types: (1) Those built entirely ibove ground; feel high and yielding close to 25 tons ot green for age pcr.-Ecie--'- We repealed the feed Ing comparison 'with the. green corn as a food and with equally as good re suits a3 Ihe year before. We :hav this year filled a 125 ton Isilp nea'rl full of sunflowers and haye plannei Ibis winter to repeal tbe test of las year. We have also laken sample !or chemical analysis. Two facts, I believe, we have-dem onstrattd; first, thai the sun nowsra make q satisfactory forage fo province .Is tho Death Camas.'which has Its being in moist places, the ani- mals suffering to the greatest extent being Bheep.. Ihaii that ot the air, but Ihe fad thai the Umperature of tho earth at 0 or S feet hp.low tbe surfaca remains at o: about 65 degrees K. the year arounr makes It quite as important to pro led the stored Ico earth heat as against Iho hoalcd air. It 1 more difficult la remove- Ice os ncede. THE .mniLHtH Of GAIIIUU INCORPORATED 1W9 Capital Paid-up Reierve and Undivided Profits ToUl Auets 625 Branches In Canada, Newfoundland, BrltUh Porto Rico, Dominican Republic, Coita nki and V SAVINGS'DEPARTMENT .y bo opened. wild an Initial deposit oi polltr. Aceounls may bo opt Interest la credited halt-yearly. UuslneEa Accouuts carried LPOB favorable terras. .....W. A. PARKER, LETHBRIDGE BRANCH MAGRATH BRANCH CARDSTON BRANCH J. K. Atklnwn, W. R. McKAY, THE STANDARD BANK OF HEAD CANADA TOHOHTO The Vital Reserve LST'D 1073 I emedy dentine ------odvti curtd. 1 In Powdtr whether fed is a soiling-cro or 25 ensilage. Neit, il Is our large yielding forase 'crop, produapg ful two and a half times as much forage as will com in our high' ant more lhan twice as much clover f the season. It Is, moreover, a cro that can be'_ cuUivated_ and later Lhorbiighly" the" grbahd' ihac weeds get-a very poor chance to grow, r If Has one drawback In" that It must ba run through an ensilage cutler beiore It can'he used to advantage as a for- age for'cattlo, and can only be cured In the silo Tor winter use. We have yet many points to study as lo the best method of growing the crop anfl with whet other forage it is going to combine lo give Ihe best re- salta. We are also trying out the crop on Ihe dry lands in various parts OF CANADA ffha Jw Sne U yw 4wT Save NOW? .Though jour Sihryor Incwnt VlH no doubt Increue, so vlll many Una that the latter more lhan with fcnrm. -Nov-U the lo start 3. Reserve Fund Departioaot o( tlu Unjoo Beak tf Cuada U th 11, LETHBRIPGE BRANCH F.YI, Nknolnn. Manager CAROSTON BRANCH F. V. Given, Manager BARONS BRANCH D. Griffiths, Manager N 1914 tbe Germui were hnrled back from die Marne.' Four yetn later they were driven from the very fites of Defnl wMaTerted chtnted into victory. the AllieJ Command had fore- to build up reservet. Take a from (fail. Band tip a reierve to protect your futore. Open a Saviaf Account with thb Bank at once. Literest allowed at current rate. J. C. SCOTT, Manager G. F. BLETGHER, Manager P. Manager D. AV CURRIE, Accountiiit-in-eiitrfe 13th Si North, 4th Avenue South. New Daytoo, Altm. Coalhnnt, AhL eopardlze Inc work that already I Oi iho slate, to determine Its value >een attained, or In any way hinder under those conditions.- We arc nol the ereater 77Ort that is jSl to as dona as yet nreing farmers to groir Ihe jy permitting the organization to drift crop largely, but merely asking them into the political arena as a parly or to try a small area to Bnd oul how It allowing It to become involved In any and those who .have ensilage entangling political alliances. cutters can also try It as a forage A NEW FORAGE SUNFLOWERS (By P. B. Linfleld, Director Montana Agricultural Eiperimental Station, Bnzeman, Montana, In Tho Fanner's Advocate.) in all new agricultural Ihe rmer'a first proolem Is lo suodue the crop for cattle. It Is worthy of a trial by other experiment stations which are located, as ITC arc, In a high moun tain valley. t i ST.- Peace Hath Her U la pnnidf t li H, bmlr. g fcl kmxll CP.R. FARMS 20 YEARS TO PAY to prosfxnir cd OEOI iSe pntetc- Isnd up I" Lrd li t, fvo boifcu tnd'MI IT. "P- PLANTS THAT POISON STOCK [t is impossible to say euctl- lude ho-iv much damage result? from callle, and lira slock generally, eat- sod and replace cature's crophng poisonous plants. It lsf howeTcr, y something of greater economic Certain that the waste thus caused ilue. The soil Is generally rich and 1 amounts to serious ,3roportloti3 nnnual- ulte free from weeds. Bj- the adop- jy. Catlle, sheep, and swino are taken on of crops beat satt-d to ellm- ill anrl frequently die Irom trouble at- llc condlllona proTlda1! an ample wa- trlbntahlc to thelconsumptlon or poia- er supply may he provided, good lonous. plants when other things are ropa are possible for many years, supposed to have been the cause, II ooner or later, howerer, Ihe farmer ft the custom In all taaea of this una pp against two dl'.ficullles ir he kind to call in a veterinary surgeon lo ominues lo trwc grain eicluslvclyl Invpjtleate U would be discovered In pon his land. X reduction In avail-1 many Instances lhat Ihe conaumplloq hie plant rood reduces his crop yields ol poisonous plants was at the (ounde o the potat ol vanishing profits, and I Hon. Some of these plants are weeds alio cut Into those profit a by I m on lo every province In Ihe Pom In ncreaslng the amount ol labor neces- lonT others arc only to bo found li ary to gel a they may even sections of the country. Tho Agrlcul crowd the crop oul altogether. I tural Gnzetto of Canada In the Sep- FQ aoy syalem of farming, therefore Member and October numbers deal the fanner is finally compelled to with this maUnr In a very lucid wa grow aoil eorlchlDE crops, or to apply land supplies accounts o( the nios 3ome produced or artificial [crllilier-i. rroubleaome of these weeds In Such crops win also help lf> control j OUL o[ tho nine provinces. iho woeds, bat esperlence haa taught cs thai we cannot master them c-nllrc- ly without a hare fallow lllled crop. In many parts of the Un- ited Stales, com, beans, potatoes and sugar beets furnish the FARMERS' BUSINESS For the past 54 years, this Bank has given particular attention to the business of Farmers. We have helped many over the rough places, knd have aided many more to the highest plane of success. Wa are prepared to extend you every aid ,wiLhin legitimate banking Come in at any Kme and talk over your affairs with us. You ore always welcome, THC MERCHANTS BANK Head Office: Montreal. OF CANADA, Eslablislied 1804. LE1HURIDGE BRANCH, R. J. DINNING, MONARCH BRANCH, V. A. EBERLY, Mannjer. NOBLBFORD BRANCH. M. A. K1LPATRICK, Acting Niioijer. Ie's o A Reason Wby YOU should make YQUR WILL uri appoint Executor. Write us about Tlie Trusts and Guarantee Compani, CALGARY AND LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA LETHBRlbCE OFFICE: BANK OF COMMERCE BUILMNa J. W. McNICOL, INSPECTOR. Public Adminlstntor arid Official Aulgnee for Diitrlrti Macleod, Medicine CilBary, Red pittr, SttWer. A Prosperous City worth of Grain and other field prp- t ducts pass annually through the City of Lethbndpe. putting aside a little for lean years which will come? Buy a Victory Bond or two and see lhat your Will is property drawn. The British Canadian Trust Co. EXECUTOR, ADMINISTRATOR, HEAD OFFICE, 31i FIFTH LETHDRIDGE, ALBERTA PHONE THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE AJJHl. C.V.O, LLft. ftCL. I H V. t. JONB, L JOHN AIKD. GmnlMv IV. C. MOWN, [n Ihe Prairie Provlncss, '.lie mos hurtful plants are aild to be Cowbane. Horselall, Death (ZyfaJcnm Ground Cypress (Jiinlp'eTUS Knc-tze Wctd (llclelum Anl- and all wild crops lhat mar RTOWD on a larse j rbcrrif-a. -While these pests are lo be enough scalo lo fit into a rotation i fonnd In Mch or tne three provinces. We are, however, too far from marvel to grow potaloea in large .iroas. nrnns and com arc not adapted our high iL is pf-rhftps In Manitoba thr.L they arc tjc moll common. It Is the roots r.f CowLinC. neath Carnas. Sneeze to our high altitudes. They arc toe and Horsetail lhat arc poison- 1 iunceriain aufi too smaii in 10 heUM. and it ti'.iurmi; A-; Branch J- H. o. Uordon, manager to advantage, -Then the grazing flock arc forred Into 111-11 D' n I T V i Another problem oaj