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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY; OCTOUKH 2, MNB OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER Siinflower Ensilage; EnsOi Bumper Crop For Milk Production u'roy Agricultural Alberts.) A of the modern methodof siloHlllug was given Bept 10th bci'ore a nuraber ot practical ag- riculturists on Messrs. P. Hull Sons, farm Just west ot the city limits. He: is onb of our successful dairymen and has supplied the city with a stand- ard mite for.several yearii He feeds iibout cishiy lU'ry cows continually, ot over sixty are nillkliTg at the present lime. They are all grades of different breeds but belong lo the claEi) ot excellent producers.; They are con- siderably above the average seen on most riaiiy farms. Mr. Huff has battled with the "high, cost of. feeding" for the past fen' years, so decided to go in for tho-extensive crowinj ol Sowers. v He has reports of various experiments carried on In United States-and Canada and wan fairly well convinced that It wu t iillsfaetb'fy. feed. -Mr, Huff sowed about twenty acres spring.' They were Eown'-in rows with Ihe ordinary grain drill about thirty-six Inches apart at the rate of! fifteen pounds of seed per acre.-'TttIS rate' of seeding product about four stalks to the foot, each with an'average diameter of about three-fourlbs'of an Inch. iHe seeded part of bis field late in May and part early In'June. It 'was to corn. The later tending -hcs proven to give a much heavier yield. The average height ot his crop was from seven to eight feet Biid' produced about twenty-five tons lo crop was lightly frost- ed bit not sufficient to damage it ma- terially. Th'e crop' was' cut with' an ordinary corn harvester, bound into bundles and left lo He on Ihe ground until picked lip later, when'11 was drawn to the Bilo for cultlng'intb ensilage.-' was so pleased with the outlook' .of 'his. sunflower crop that -he recently; erected one of the largest silos" to bo. found In It is twenty feet in diameter by forty feet lii-lieight.'.. He intends to erect'one similar In size' later on this season. These Eilos have a capacity o.f nboul two-hundred and ninety.tons of silaga 'each. .They, are of, the or- dinary with steel tighten- ers, qr.ba.ivls. (one inch in which cnulrcle them at distances of evory thirty inchea. Each silo is placed on a circular cement Founda- tion, tho wall Is about, ten inches in tjiicliiiessj ami" extends about one foot above the 'ground.' At Hie time or the demonstration the silo was iieai-ly halt filled. Sis teams: wero used in hauling the sun- flower bun'dles to the a di: tance of approiitnately .half a mile. Four tb'fiye men were needed to load the bundles on flat racks as the teams were "driven along. The the ot the procedure. In older settleuieutB a distributor ft> i often used In the silo.. It takes the (onu of pipes of from three to six foot lengths. These tapw slightly, so as to fit loosely together. They are con- nected by means of short chains and snaps. The pipes are suspended from the top of the. silo and are easily mov- ed from place to place In the Ello, thus considerable amount of labor In spreading thec hopped fodder. As the silo Oils, a link of pipe is detach- eel. This method has proven to he very satisfactory. Sunflowers a fodfler crop fast coming Into prominence. ia northern Alberta. livestock During the past tow years men had to ilarise rainy plans'aK to how they, were going to combat the "high cost of feeding." The prominent feeders .'hATe tried many varieties of but at best it has' been ah expenslTe Invest- No Forced Selling as Sufficiepl Rough Feed is Raised bundles -wore all placed to 'the one possible .and received Bidp.ot the rack In order, lo save- time in nnloadlhgr'at the cutter. Five men .In, the irteld, together with the team; keep the outfit running steadily, but anyone who ims-iia'd this" nleasant experience will frankly admit that Is a long time between 11'- may be -worth.y. ia mention to those who uae the high flat racks that ment to bring stbcli throughithe past two succetsfulljr. Sunflowers 'are meellng with great ftTor wltMri the Vicinity ot Edmon- ton. Some of our moat prominent especially those engaged in the Jilry business, have gone into] the growing of sunflowers this sea- son. Possibly' two 'hundred acres or; more have been planter) -this year. It Is estimated that' the Beld will run' between twenty and thirtrnre tons per acre. Those Industrious farmers who, have had: the nerve to try feed- ing experiments with snnnower (which was considered only a few years ago to be more ornamental than are greatly pleased with their efforts so far. Possibly the most enthiislMtle a4vo-! cate for sunflowers a silage crop IB G. H. 'Mutton, Superintendent of Agriculture 'a'nd Animal for the C. P. H. and President of -the1 Western Canada AsBocia-; lion. He is supen'iiibr of the Strath-' more Demonstration Farni' where sun-i (lowers haife been grown, ensiled fed, End proven to he all he says they: are. It is no dpnb't on account ot Mr.; Button's strong', recommendation of the sunflower as a silage i.lant that HJ has been taken with such, enthns (asm and success, in this district. The University of Alberta hao quiclt- ly fallen in line with this new idea in1 Northern Alberta. Under the super- vision of Prof. A. A; Uowell of the Animal Husbandry Dept. and Prof. G., 11. Cutler ot Husbandry many Rxperiments are under way and valuable, information will soon he' available. The' yield ot fodder for this crop on the Farm will reach about thirty-five tons to the' acre.' v V; Sunflowers and (orn'have been ei- perimented with -this' season. They rfere.planted under simila'r conditions o'tf as near the same type of soil as similar treat- ment' throughout the seawn. The first nlanting-ot, sunflowers and com took place .on May 14. Seven days following other plots were .planted. etc. This was to determine the. prop- er time to plant for best results. It .was noticed on Jnne 13th that there had been a frost that cut the corn (By H. B. McKInnon, ill Toronto Globe.) Alia., Sept. 'Really, Ihe Kept the farm going last year; failed and actual cash'was at ft premium, did ;'y-e begin to realize the pigs." They didn't fail, us, and 1' don't-iuoW, I'm gure, what we should have done without 111 The speaker was the wife; ot a It has .been found by experience that it Is a..gboi! idea to dig a' tiehch at-tha eutlhitf box, say a couple of feet, wide, n fooV or so and about twenty feet long This trench should he rnaao in Slich ppR'tion of wagon will run in it. This gives to 'the ground while the sunflowers remained tinharmed. It was .also novicerl about two weeks" ago on the University farm there had been a frost which froze the -leaves ol the corn almost to the stalk while sunflowers aloiVsside noticeably touch ed. This should be a clear demonstri' TV "v o I 6U. in] 8 snoilld oe VLKO.I UUIHUIICLI the load rt tilt_ toward the cutting box. clrcurastances that _ Khjch makes it cii rnofe convonlenl i it 1s a hardier plant than corn. perimonts have proven that it Ex- will permons a Jhe cutter is run by. a twenty horso- folly two weeks than gas engine. This culler. c-orn and it has- almost doup'lea tlie chops'the stalks into short pieces not more, than three-fourths of an inch in length: -These, cuttings are blown as Eight inch pipe to the fop of the silo, finally dropping from Hi? bnd.pt the spout. This outfit de- liveral a continuous stream where it tell, to the centre of the allo, to be finally.spread around and tramped by a rnan who was In charge oi that part yiclil of corn in tonnage per ricre. 1, -warrant Its Valuable Securities and Papers if kept locked in a drawer in your house are subject to loss from fire or burglars.' Theje valuable papers Will be protect- ed from such Hazards when placed in a safety deposit box in this banfc. Rentals are mod- t erate.' AA for information. THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA Kinff, riianager, I.BTHURTDGK The Spiritual Side of Agriculture unfathomable; In the snll and Its TIjlsH We anchor will hoid rhsn. In their devotion and as the myttery and grandeur of creation hold men In devo- tion-arid The Great Author. Men find In, modern agriculture a chillenge tp great learning, abltlty and skill of high order. The toil Is tha Hecci.of .their detjrt, a that It soul-fed. i the soil, Is It'jlsi the crjdie In which God rocki His soothed.Jncj comforted by Vie music of created thous- and "tinging birds, rtishlng, tumbling streams, rustling leaves, anu contributions jof members of Nature's'choir that swell their Into a world choruii, grand and L. Kouser, Presl- dtnt WlJConsIn Live Slock Breeders' In Hoard's Dairyman. ting to the Doiuiulou Cerealiet, Kx- perlmental Farm, Ottawa, at auy time] afler September lit. As the stock ot seed Is limited, farnt- ers are advised to crpiy early to avoid disappointment. Those who applteil too late- last season ara particularly requested to seud In their names at once EO that application forms may be j forwarded to them. Xo application forms will be furnished alter Febru- ary 1st, J921- TRIAL STARTS MONDAY V1CTORU, Oct. R; Hughes, chartered accomtsnt, ed with the embezzlement ot a large sum oT juoitey from David LimUml, during the past tovera! years, white he was Ihe adviser ol the tlrm 'and had charge ol" Us financing, will be 6d 'on trial at the opening of the assizes here Monday. v; Tenth Semi-Monthly Crop Report Of The Department Of Agriculture of EomeWhnt .as Ihe out-ium from recommendation over that'Jof corn in this northern climate. Several other experiments were con diicterl by Pfot. Cutler with regard lo aimftowcrs as to the various methods of planting and cultivation. They were planted in lows and hills at various thicknenseg. It was found that close planting rather diminished the yield but a finer stalk was produced which tends tomato a more succulent ra- I lion with greater nalnlnhlllly after- It has been Prof. Dowelt has also rnanf ftxperl- mcnts outlined and under way In com- parison ot sunflowers ns a silage croji with corn, pit green feed and comhlna lions of such feeds, hisrvesled at var la (tea of mathrlty. These various silages will te fed. to the different! classes and breads oflifeatock for us-1 irnSr.Sa! purposea. Feeding and i chemical TrlH.be ed during the coming winter and w'o! truat that the information available within Ihe next few months will be o( untold value to the livestock men of Western Cnnacln. -.The question, la otten asked. "Are sunflowers ot any use as a silage, This question will bo answered In tho fiiturd both practically and sdentlfically W men whose names anpeai1 In this art- icle. Those Inlt-fesfed in growing may be wise to get in touch with one or more of them. Tho sunflower harvest Is now in full swing. A frost a few days ago, while not heavy enough to do any particular dantngc, was sufficiently severe to check any material growlh for tho re- mainder of the season. Sunflower en- thuslaats thought It wise (o ensile the crop ne soon sc possible, tho corn harvesters ami cutldrs have been kepi busy dnrtng'fho past two weclis. It ia anticipated by. many flmto'rk btoed- era that this fodder crop ittof he tho n16ans of solving -tho fted proWom wliidi lias confronted Ittem during to; ccnt'.ycara.' It ia meeting, with pir- tlctilnr favor with some .of Ihe moro progrcuslve dairymen In IhlS-dlstrlct. Little Is known In Xotlhetn Alborfn AbDiit feeding qualities of this fod- tier tor sllnge .Time, how- ever, prevails ftedfrift valun. t youug farmer In- southern lilberta, and her eulogy-of the lowly .hog brought prompt corroboratlon from her husband. He had tahen up a ficc- tion of land In the year of 1917, and, with his brother, had put a good deal under crop In the'first season. -As is now a mere matter of history, crops 'ailed in the semi-arid areas of south- ern Alberta in that'year! and again in each of the two following years. Of course, ineach season the brothers secured some return for their labors; they harvested a crop "of a and on each occasion secured their seed for the. following spring, as well as a small amount of Brain for sale or use SB feed. "Last year our crops were pretty poor, as were most of the crops the.'farmer went on', when I arrived at his home in time lo share in the mW-ilay meal. "We hail'over two hundred pigs and 'ye decided to keep them if at all Along with the feed we had after saving seed for this year, we had to considerable quantity, of oats, but we found that, even when, purchasing grain for feed, there wus a profit on the pigE." "Did you have'to sacrifice them cause 'of shortage.of- feedt-'-lI "Not la any was the roplyi "We would fit one bunch and scni) them to and invariably Vq found that- the cash return. tor. thai lot would purchase all the feed for the bunch to follow them and leave enough over to keep the place iiig. so to speak. There is-no that .onr pigs last year not only kep.t at'.a margin ot profit', as.NybU, fiially'niaintalrietl the house as oi-dlnaryhuueehold eipenses were c'bncerned.V The 'shoe's the pos-' sibilitles of even under the restricted opportunities- ot prairie farm, with its lack -of diver? slly' iu' product, its lack ofa'da'pla' bjlity to; small-stock.; and its comparaUve lack of a large local market. to .'.'kr'mj'ice df_esm" 'is a far cry, bit the" In- .terost in both while tailing at this prairie homo prompts me to' disregard the seeming incon- gruity and refer to both. In column, If not, in the same breath'. The home of this; young couple hap-' pens to be distant .'fame, eight miles from a lake or river, and the winter ot 1913-20 was well-nigh past before, the possibility of securing the sum- mer's ice 'supy.ly..occurred lo Us In- mates. Driving.across, the prairie one day late in s'pjHijg Mrs.' noticed that'a-belated frost had gripped tho water lu a fairiy'larfce slough anil that ice had fornie-! to dopth of four or five inches. grain has now been completed except some of the late green feed. Harvest- ing has been carried on with ideal v.-ealher conditions throughout practl- callj-'all of the srorlnce. light ra.ln commenced falling in the northenl parts of the province on Sept. 24th and continued tor two linys. Through the souiu. and eastern, por- tions 50 per cent, of the threshing Is done and through the. remaining part It is well under: way. The sample of wheat being revived at elevators is of first class quality. Estimates of yields of the different grains have been received from practi- cally.all cropVcorrespondents.. SO.T.C reports hare also been received from threshers. The average ot these cell- mate's in as follows: Wheat, 22 and 1-10; oats, 43 and 1-3 bushels; barley, bushels: De- partment officials who have been travelling throughout the province and f observing croj> conditions are of the opinion that the 'estimate for wheat is close hut that i oats and barley are threshers in many places has not been quite up to expectations. The depart- ment' therefore estimates oats at bushels.- and barley at 2S bushels. The yields of.wbvit submitted by the crop correspondents run from. .8 to biisheb, majority shqwlng a yield of 50 to 25 bushels per acre. The re- turn? have been received from agents located lu every constituency !n the province, the total number of reports being ;tw.o hundred and twentj-flve. Information- received by the depart- ment gpes to show that tho. railway companies' have- a large number ot omplycars which Hro available for shipment ot grain at the present lime. Indications are that the movement of grain and coal will be heavy in a short time so that the department advises fanners and grain companies to ship all the grain possible to the water- front with n view to relieving the car shortage later on.- No advice ns to the selling of this grain Is being given as this must he left to the judgment of the Individual seller. Practically- no fall plowing has been dono to dalei Recent rains will Im- prove the condition ot the soil for plowing and providing the fall proves to he p.n open one, many farmers are expscting to get considerable plowing done. SENDING MONEY ABROAD If you -wisti to send money abroad, par- chase a draft from the Canadian Bank of Commerce. It is thfe safest mtthod and the cost ia small. Should the money be required at once.we shall be pleased to 'arrange the matter by cable, THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE PAID-UP CAPITAL RESERVE FUND LETKBRIDCE Eeikie, Manager. The Road to Independence besti'rrb'c! himself 'and inspected tho surface bt the litlje pond. The Ice, surely enough, was rather soft anil jt was about five deep, so "he cut all ho could old root cellar straw.-'- '_ "And did-yoirnavo ico be-surprised! We-Jiad 'OH. several occasions during tho Ol eeed ta week ive iiisea up tne last of .hat-ice In maklDgJce cream from the, cream by.i biir "own! COWS." Next winter, uhless I be greatly mis- .aken, there some sort of ice- louse on that1 farm, near Carmangay, and, with a sumirieVB ice-cream again miles will not be.sufficlent to-prevent ho laylng-in- "Dt'what on tho prairies -than- anywhere else 1 "iiiqw of, tfi' liidiBpcnnable iuxury if inythjijg such. resulted from this instance of a woman'a keen preception and keener practical Instinct is best told by herself. _ "It seemed such a good to get some ico for tho hot summer monlliB that I drew my husband's at- tention lo the-unexpected freezing pf the she "He. happens to be very fond of Ice cream aiid when i referred to llml delicacy He Wheat Certificates THIS Bank has speeiaUjJci.li- ties for collecting Wheat Participating Certificates, .the initial payment being at the rate of 30 cents per bushel as authorized by the Wheat Board. THE STANDARD BANK OF CANADA Ctl'ttl, ferphi UniltliM rr.llj Samual K. Ferguson, tormor rccvo' of I'avan ioirn'stilp nnrl, warden N'orlliuinbcrland and Uiirham, Is dcail.' T. K, LOCKWOOO G. E. BLETCHES 4lH AVENUE SOUTHfi'-'i P. BIU.INOTON MAMAO Niw DAYTON AND srcTUNrS BnAHc-hE L. O. THOMAS MAJPAO W.'B. FERGUSON COALDALE BnANCH c. t. Mi-.KlNNON WAWAO BURDCrT BRANCH SEED GRAIN DISTRIBUTION (BipcrlmenUl Farms Note) The annual tree distuimlluu Trouble comes to all of us at one time or another. The man with a snuj? bank account, is fortified against the "slings and arrows of outrageous It is the duty of every man to lay something for the inevitable day. Open a Savings Account take your: ,first step along tho road to Independence, Head Office: Montreal. OF CANADA LETHBRIDGE BRANCH. CALGARV STOCK YARDS BRANCH, BANK n prospect, .'a ot six or1 eight as usual at the Central Experimen- ti Farni. Ottawa, by the Dominion The following kinds of seed grain bo sent out this season: Spring wheat (in about 5-lb. sam- white oats (about 4 liar- ley (about 5 field peae (about 5! field beans (about 2 flax Only one sample c.iu be sent to each applicant. v Applications must he printed on forms which may be obtained by writ-1 alto at Baront and N. Sob-A eency at Monarch flp en Tuudsyt and Established ?884. R. J. DtNrflNG, H.nijw. W. T. HOPKIRKi purpost of paint is two- d it should beauti coursej but, also, it must fully protect the 'surface to .which it is applied. The high cost of repair- work has made us all fully realize the extravagance of letting a build- ing "run down" for Jack of a coat of paint, It is equally important to under- stand the extravagance involved in the use of poor paint, and to know that there's one paint which leads nil others in the matter of economy J- K II (I'll U'll PAINT afc No other paint can match it in covering no other brand can equal its record of permanence, Affording real protection over a long period, it has f emoved the false notion that a houss must be re- painted every year, If you use this paint of extreme durability your house is for For Sale by WELLINGTON BROS. TUB DKCOHATOIW Sherlock Bldg. 7th St. S. Have You Made Your Will? 'Every person owning property of any kind should make a will. If YOU have neglected this very important matter, relieve yourself and anxiety by rectifying this oversight, and ap- point us your Executor. BRITISH CANADIAN TRUST COT LETHBRIDOE GEO. W. PARSONS, MGR. PHONE 1B43. ALBERTA Your Friend- May have all the qualifications to act as Executor under your he may die. Would you care, to have him replaced by someone, pver whose selec- tion you have no control? A Trust Company does not die and is the ideal modern Executor. WRITE FOR OUR BOOKLETS TRUSTS and GUARANTEE Company, Limited 220 8TH AVE. WEST CALGARY, ALBERTA LETHBRIDGE OFFICE: BANK OF'COMMERCE BUILDING, J. W. McNICOL, INSPECTOR ALBERTA PROVINCIAL SCHOOl OFAGRIOILTDRE AT RAYMOND OFFERS COURSES IN Agriculture and Domestic Science CONSISTING OF AGRICULTURE DOMESTIC SCIENCE Agronomy Cooking, Sewing Animal Husbandry Laundry Mechanics Home Nursing Veterinary Science English and Arithmetic Dairying Management Poultry Sanitation t-'arm Management Dairying Horticulture Poultry Economics, Science Physical Culture HO TUITION JEE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION Courses extend over two winter sessions of ..five .months each commencing Oct. closing March 26 Open to boys and girls who have reached sixteen years of age. 4 Calendar of studies Application of Admittance Forma obtainable from: O, S. LONGMAN, B.S.A., Principal Kchocil ot Agriculture, Kiiymutid HON. DUNCAN MARSHALL, Minister ot Agriculture, Kdmontdii A. E. MEYER, LL.B., Siijit. ol Asrtailtiiral Hcliools anil Demonstration r'arrns, KclmpBlOn ;