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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY NOVEMBER IMS HOfF INTEREST f O THE FARMER PROBLEMS OF THE ORGANIZED FARMERS to Crack by the by bearing npon our recent Uations that just In proportion that to Ihe position that the they assume the attitude of political Should nialhtaln In political contrcver parties do they lose their power as the NonPartisan has a economic The grange of tho cartoon la which seventies became the green back party Cockshutt and of the early The Farmers Al Flayclle are aittlng at one table eat liance beginning in the early nineties Ing Political and grew very much more rapidly and bo RiceJones myself are sitting at camp the Populist These or the other table marked No sanitations starred jusl as tho While Jim Weir and other NonPartig started purporting to be nonpolit are pointing to the table at which leal but gradually assuming are sitting and lets teach functions and organizing along polit fhe the use of the ballot and leal lines until the political efforts bo get pie This cartoon Is signifl come aiul then the fin Nothing is truer than that the Recently in the Slates the Soc farmer should learn the best way to lety of Equity became use the nor that the Farmer within the ianie territory the NonPar Should learn to do his own tisan League is assuming large pro mod if a result of that thinking lie but the Society of Equity has Jeels that the best way tor him to ac declined In direct proportion to the complish his purposes is for the to become a political then No doubt by to doing activity of the The reader must bear in mind that In the States there is much more op tertain political aspirants among us portunlty for a sectional party to ach 111 eat Political and our lore success than in Under toind Just liore we are touching the United States article 10 As soon as the efforts of prorldes that powers not delegated Ihe organisation become predominatej to the United States by tho constitu Jy political in Its the pie nor prohibited br it to tho States automatically become the active are reserved to the States respecUre lactors In its and men who ly or to the It will be seen the more Important things for the therefore that the great residum of the organization and endeavor to keep ft i legislation in the States rests with atrlctly nonpartisan In its efforts are the while with in the British relegated to the i North American our This is exactly the course that certain poVers are enumerated for the toer organisations heretofore existing Dominion and certain powers for the an the continent have Having but the great residum is re Kone through and participated in tho served to the Dominion and as a result entire Farmers Alliance and Populist a State has much wider legislative movement In the we naturally powers than a Such sub to avoid this Bat it has jecta as the Criminal with all fceeen the history of Farmers Organ AS AGE CREEPS ON As age ereapi vital gradu ally when a or woman is swund the kidneys and Waddar neH assistants to them la perfect working common complaints of those get flag on in It seems to be the nstom to aspect these coa atnde they are simply the inevitable twnlts of old and that there is BO teased For There is a Oia aad are anadreds of who eaa that the remedy is Frank a farmer of was en abled to return to work at the age of el by the halp of Ola loade writes that hs had suffered for years with paint la Ms back and finally he was forced to quit Gin Pills relieved kirn to such aa extent that hv BOW states he feels as atrong at 61 as ho did at 90 Hngfa of Lewis Core had a similar experience with la aor letter to as lie says I am SI years and tke motser 8 live years ago I was troubled with backache and 4ull paias across the I wed a box of Ola and feel W much better that I will continue to use Gin Testimonials inch as these cannot be for the aged the It is foolish to suffer when you dont have TTie Gin Pills and enjoy your tetter 50c Sold by Sample free upon request to The National Drug t Chemical residents should address NaDru 203 Main that that marriage and banking lerislatiou and other powers too numerous to mention are in the states matters of state but in the Dominion are matters for the Dominion Besides in the states such officers as railway xonimls grain judges of the supreme are elected by the people of the state here they are appointed by the Dominion gov so that it is apparent at once thai a sectional minority party has infinitely more power in the States than such a party can have in the Do Further it is possible for a party that does not receive onehalf of the votes in the States to be elect many of the presidents Were elect ed by a plurality nqt a majortiy here the government must be sustained by at least a majority of the members of At present it is true that politics is in a chaotic but Canadians everywhere are thinking more than prior to the and party alignments are sure to be It is incon ceivable that there will not be a great will unite all thinking producers on one side as against the capitalistic and predatory elements on the The and the Canadian council of Agriculture have an import ant work to do in moulding public op inion as it affects this as an organisation it should and we maintain its heretofore sound position of organization along strictly economic and educational lines inde pendent of all Only yester day we read that magnificent book Deep and any unbiased member who reads this book cannot but be impressed with the great work I that has been accomplished and the sound judgment that was exercised by the founders of the organization when they determined that the organization should be strictly By pursuing this course the Organ ized Farmers of the Prairie Provinces have wielded more real influence and accomplished more real good than any farmers organization yet and whether we are members of the Non Partisan League or not let us not jeopardize the work that has already been or In any way hinder the greater work that is yet to be done by permitting the organization to drift into the political arena as a party or allowing it to become involved in any entangling political Peace Hath Her Victories The duty of every HIM now to provide living for himxlf hit help in the recon guuctlon of the Thm great call is Kill or Other industries may coU but max FARMS 20 YEARS TO PAY to prosperity and I land up to Get li being rapidly taken Write v hft bookltu full 1st CAtOANV A NEW FORAGE SUNFLOWERS By Director Montana Agricultural Experimental in The Farmers In all new agricultural countries the farmers first problem is to subdue the native sod and replace natures crop by something of greater economic The soil Is generally rich and quite free from By the adop tion of crops best suited to tho clim atic conditions provided an ample wa ter supply may be good crops are possible for many Sooner or the farmer runs up against two dlificultles If he continues to grow grain exclusively upon his A reduction in avail able plant food reduces his crop yioldst to the point of vanishing and weeds alio cut into those profits by increasing the amount of labor neces sary to get a they may even crowd the crop out lo any system of therefore the farmer is finally compelled to grow soil enriching or to apply home produced or artificial crops will also help to control ihe but experience has taught us that cannot muster them nntiro j iy without a bare fallow or tmmmer I tilled In many parts of the led potatoes and i sugar beets furnish the cultivated Lropa that may be grown on a largo scale to il into a rotation I We too far from market to grow potatoes in largo biuns unrl are not adapted j to our high They arc too 1 uncertain and too hiuall in yield to ln grown to Another problem wan to ind a lor I ago crop that would yield a high ton nngro under our In tho lower valleys nlfalfa is the yield iiiK forago and it doei Well III most of tho high ftlao doen but these slone would not con trol tho Some four years one ot our tension men visited a furni In the Flatlioad Valley In ho Northwestern part ot the who was growlnd Russian which were very large producers of Ho sug gested to our agronomist that he be lieved plant had possibilities as n forage pmnt under Montana condit Acting on this suMestlon In the summer of 1915 n small about onetenth was planted to sun flowers in our experimental fie The crop was planted In rows some three feet apart and grew pro during over 0 tons of green feed per I The crop was cnit and put In the which wns being fillet with It was put in when the silo was about half full no fhnt there was j clover both above and below the sun During the winter it was fed to our dairy cows which ate the sun flower silage as readily as they did the clover silage and seemed to do just as well upon j The next season 1916 we planted three acres of planting In rows about 30 inches The crop i was not though some sub irrigation water wns available from I The crop grew stood j some 9 or 10 feet tall and yielded about i 22 tons of green feed per We j started to feed the sunflowers to the I cows the latter part of They j were run through an ensilage ctitter and fed green from the The cows ate the forage For com pnrison we divided the cows into two i lots and fed green corn to one the J The cows on the sunflowers ate this forage just as readily as those getting the corn and maintained their milk flow just as This test was continued for some three The sunflowers remaining were put iilto the silo and fed during the winter to both cows and fattening Sam ples wero taken of the green forage for chemical but the destruc tion of our chemical laboratory last fall destroyed these and prevented the chemical studies The results of feeding were very satisfac Some fear was expressed that the sunflowers would taint the so the milk from the cows getting the sun flowers was kept separate from that produced by the cows getting the reg ular One could not find any difference in flavor as a result of the feeding ot the In other one guessed wrong as often as he guessed right in picking out the milk of the cows fed The past season we planted 7 acres to the Again the did growing 11 to It feet liigh and yielding close to 25 tons of green for age per We repeated the feed ing comparison with the green corn as a food and with equally as good suits as the year We have this year filled a 125 ton silo nearly full of sunflowers and have planned this winter to repeat the test of last We have also taken samples for chemical Two I we have dem onstrated that the Russian sun flowers make a satisfactory forage for whether fed as a soiling crop or as it is our largest yielding forage produotng fully two and a half times as much forage as will corn in our high and more than twice as much clover for the It a crop that can be cultivated and later so thoroughly shades the ground that weeds get a very poor chance to It has one drawback in that it must be run through an ensilage cutter before it can be used to advantage as a for age for and can only be cured in the silo for winter We have yet many points to study as to the best method of growing the crop and with what other forage it is going to combine to give the best re We are also trying out the crop on the dry lands in various parts ot the to determine its value under those We are not as yet urging farmers to grow the crop but merely asking them to try a small area to find out how it and those who have ensilage cutters can also try it as a forage crop for It is worthy of a trial by other experiment stations which are as we in a high moun tain AN KE HOUSE IpEFARM tarnftr who can put up nat ural Ice ehoHM plan to do so this win ter ae a patriotic Bach farm Ice honse will help relieve the drain on the city supply and on transporta and will guarantee protection for tho dairy products pand other ables from the farm when warm wea ther comes These war flmes make heavy de mands npon the fuel supply of the and paradoxical as It may It takes fuel to produce artlflcal while natural Ire may be harvest ed a time when farm work Is not pressing and both man and horse lab or are not otherwise profitably em Ice id one of those luxuries which In many sections of the country can be had for the The cost of harvesting and storing it Is not great as compared with the comfort that It An ample supply of Ice Is ot great swamps to that most damage is Here again It might be ob served that the consumption of these plants is chiefly due to the scarcity of other In Water Hemlock and Stainless Loco are the only weeds known to have produced serious symp toms of There are three1 species of Loco Weeds tonnd In the prairie Oxytropls and The eating of these weeds is an ac quired bablt and the serious effect lies In chronic In Alberta plants causing most trou ble are Water Hemlock and Loco but the Provincial Veterinarian estimates that the losses from poisonous plants are greater than from any other single The Loco Weeds affect horses and and Rie cattle but the most poisonous plant in the province is the Death which has Us being in moist the ani mals suffering to the greatest extent being at ecoaonie Importance In the country boat than In city city can purchase perishable sup M but the remoteness of eowrtry from markets often ren dert It necessary to use corn smoked meat products during the season of the year whon thn table should be supplied with fresh Not only a the nee of ice important In the preservation of fresh and other table but the production of highgrade domes tic dairy products Is almost Imposs ible Without Many markets to which milk Is now shipped demand that It be cooled before shipment to a degree not Attainable without the use of The Type of House to Build the construction of nn Ico house Is a question of The coet of harvesting and Interest on the money repairs and do preclatlon on the building should off set the saving In tho molting of ice beyond this it Is not Rood policy to Since Ice at best is a highly perish able requiring special equip ment for Its such natural advantages as are afforded by shade and exposure should be taken advan tage of In locating an Ice A shady with a northern ex has a decided advantage as a location for such a In general design Ice houses arc of three types 1 Those built entirely above ground 2 those built partly above and partly under ground and 3 those of the cellar built en tirely below The abovemon tolned structure Is by far the most common of these The advantages and disadvantages of these three types may be briefly Aboveground houses na a be more economically constructed than either of the other Ex cavations are expensive to make and difficult to insulate and drain Insulation and Drainage and drainage are of the most Important factors In the pre servation of It is true that the temperature of the earth varies less than that of the but the tact that the temperature of the earth tit 6 or 8 feet below the surface remains at or about 55 degrees the year around makes it quite as important to pro tect the stored ice against earth heat as against the heated It Is more difficult to remove ice as needed HIRSTS PAIN EXTERMINATOR Mrata air OF CANADA Wbea win TM Sate If yw dont Save NOW Though your salary or Income wlU no doubt so will your many find that the latter more than keep with Ihe Now the time to start a Reserve Fund the Savings Department of the Union Bank Onrmda la the place to keep It Deposit the extra you have on hand can open aa account with any dovn to one draw LETHBRIDQE BRANCH Manager CARDSTON BRANCH Manager BARONS BRANCH Manager PLANTS THAT POISON STOCK It is impossible to say with exacti tude how much damage from and live stock eat ing poisonous It certain that the waste thus caused amounts to serious proportions annual and swine are taken ill and frequently die from trouble at tributahlo to the consumption of pois onous plants whbn other things are supposed to have been the If it were the custom in all cases of thiB kind to call in a veterinary surgeon to investigate it would be discovered in many Instances that the consumption of poisonous plants was at the founda Some of these plants are Com mon to every province in the Domin othirs are only to be found In sectloim of the The Agricul tural Uazetto of Canada in the Sep tornhor and October numbers with this matter in a very lucid way and Kupplies accounts of tho most troublesome of these weeds in seven out of the nine In the Prairie the most hurtful plants are said to be Death Camaa Zygadenus Ground Cypress Junlperus Weed Heleium Aut Chokochcrry and all wild While these pests are to bo found in tach of the three it is perhaps in Manitoba that they urn Hie H tho roots of Death Sneeze and that are poison and it in during thfi dry when the grazing utock are forced Into low pahture or out into FARMERS BUSINESS the 54 this Bank has given particular attention to the business of We have helped many over the rough and have aided many more to the highest plane of We are prepared to extend you every aid Within legitimate banking Come in at any time and talk bver your affairs with You are always MERCHANTS DANK Head Office OF CANADA Established LEI HBU1DGE MONARCH Acting NOBLEFOHD Acting THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE lit EDMUND H JQNBl AaMWl fhaagaV CAMTAL PAID m JOHN of CWMM WMMI RESERVE SAFETY FOR SAVINGS Few people are sufficiently alive to the need of carefully selecting a deposi tory for tyeir This Bank pro vides a safe place for Lethbridge Manager Warner Branch Manager Milk River Branch Manager during the meaiAti from pits thnn from structures above Slight advan aro Appnfent itt hatrent time In fnvor of thin cellar or lie hnlfnunken typos of and under somrt clr they will be preferred to the other The length of time Ice may be kept depends upon the character of InnnU tlon fMn will naturally vary with ihe location of the lea house and tho method of An other Important factor will be the oost of The simplest type ot let tlon consists in tucking takes in a compacjt Mass on welldrained as well protected as possible by nttur HI or artificial burrleri ton MB an4 and eoyerlM the nMi with saw marth or My food insulating Such crude method la not to re canunended except as a temporary makeshift for Ice whlflfi It to be used owl IB Hit THE ROW BHIl OF CANADA INCORPORATED IMt Capital Reserve and Undivided Total Assets 520 Branches In British Wsst Porto Dominican Costa Rica anil SAVINGS DEPARTMENT Accounts may ho opened with an Initial deposit of One Interest is credited Business Accounts carried upon favorable LETHBRIDQE Manager MAQRATH CARD8TON Manager SBTD 1B73 TN B STANDARD DANK OP CANADA HEAD OPriCC TORONTO The Vital Reserve IN 1914 the German armiet wore horled back from tho Four yoara later thoy were driven from tho very jites of Defeat WM changed into the Allied Command bad the to build op Buildup a to protect your Open a Aooovot witb tbia Bank at Interest allowed at current m Manager Manager Manager Accountantlncharge 13th Avenue New Theres A Reason Why YOU should make YOUR WILL and appoint us Write us about The Trusts and Guarantee limited CALGARY AND ALBERTA LETHBRIDGE OFFICE BANK OF COMMERCE BUILDINQl Public Administrator and Official Assignee for the Judicial Districts Medicine Rod A Prosperous City worth of Grain anrJ other field pro v ducts pass annually through the City of are putting aside a little for the lean years which will come Buy a Victory Bond or two and see that your Will is property The British Canadian Trust HEAD 315 FIFTH SThEET ALBERTA PHONC 1MI LUND SON Wholesale and Retail Deafen w LUMBER Mouldings and Finishing Lumber Builders Supplies of All Kinds CONSULT US REGARDING WE BUILD HOUSES TO ORDER HEAD OFFICE DISTftlBUTINO CORNER THIRD AVENUE AND SEVENTEENTH BRANCH YARDS AT CHIN AND AT THESE POINTS WE HANDLE FENCING MATER HARDWARE ANO FARM BOX OR PHONE LETHBRIDGC ;