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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 19, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Satiinlay. October 10, V.n'l THE LETlTBTJIDciE DAILY HERALD Page 3:1 ? RESULTS OF THE YEAR AT THE EXPERIMENTAL FARM What Rotations of Crops Does-757 Bushels Potatoes Off One Acre. 38 Bushels Wheat-iSuper-intendent's Idea of Successful Farming QUESTION I.-Why (Tul tlui School Board pliu;c.rifvlhrnil h Scliool in ils prc^ciil h..;!-(ion,.(}f) I'oct from Dominion .Sc|ii)ir statistics provo that this distriiM, is wvy ()uickly lii'iiiu- huih up with homos. QUESTION II.-Why did tho^ fiiy T.-irks Popartniciit spend so innch money iniprnv-inn- Adams Vark. which adjoins Dominion S(|Uiin'^ ANSWEK.-Because they saw that the orowth is decidedly in this direction. QUESTION III.-Why do the street cars already run io D(uninion S(|iiare ? � AXSWEK.-Because Wesl minster Roiid isali'eady ihe.uTcat husiness li-allii' tlior-oug-hl'are which binds this city to her splendid industries. QUESTION IV.-Why MUST DOMINFOX SQUARE r.'ij.idly incnMse in \-alue?^ ANSWER.-Because it is the estahlished residential centre ol'the (inest coal liclds in Western Canada. \IR INVESTOR,-One-half of our Lots that face on Westminster Bond are already gone. ONLY TIIRE.E LOTS LEFT 1 At L\fi ADAMS PARK. VOU MUST HURRY TO OUR OFFICE. OR ANOTHER GREAT OPPORTUNI! V WILL BE GONE FOREA ER Mitford & Co. 0pp. Herald Sixth Street Open Evenings W'itli I lireKhiiij; over a.iul lliinjjs liiirly well clPiirod iiwjy, Supt. Kair field Is In II Dositlon lo :i)>proxliniuol; sl/p u|) Uii; roKiills cl' ilip year's wor! at the K.viierlmcul.'il Kuvtii. This liiiH lu't'i) ovci'iitlonall; liilitl'iit yniir on lUoat- socMioiia ol' tlu Tiirni iindfi- iiii);:iliou .itid not iiiiUt so K'loii for ilii." dry faruiiiiK owlaj lo till- (liy iH'ii''2 and it would be about, the same this year. In connection with the rotation principle, an acre of wheat was sown this year on ground which yielded a swell potato crop last year. It was .lot necessary to plow or barrow the ^lul and the seed was drilled in, the o.spense being nominal. Red Fife, wim sown and Ihe acre threshed out is biisiuds 59 pounds. Next year the crop will be oats and the yield will je watched for with interest. The dea In all tlilg is to promote in tnnsive fanning and to encourage the farmers lo follow well proven scleu-tllle methods. Fruits Yield Well In the fruit cxpcrimonts the results in raHjibcrries, eurrants. gooseberries were good, airawiberries were not as good as usual owing to a late frost. The Letl'.hridge farm has not yet touched but the outer fringe of its possibilities. It Is all a (luc'tion ot money. Siipt. Fnlrlield has a vision of getting in a good dairy herd and other stock. Some sheep may bo fed j iliis coming winter. He regards sheep as a very prolitable venture fer fanner.-;. Referring; more directly to irrigated fannini; .Mr. Fairfield while contending thiit wheat can be proHUbly grown, thinks the duiry offers the biggest return and the forage crops are the surest, the cheapest and the most liTodactive. Then the stock supply, the means of enriching the soil and its strength is kept up almost without cost. Mr. !<"alrfield Is not so much interested In urging farmers to grow alfalfa to bind in bundles for shipment, as ho Is to have thetn grow it and feed it to stock. It will return $20 a ton that way In comparison with $12 or Jit when shipped direct to a market. Smaller Farms Supt. Fairfield's idea of profitable farming is not too much lan-d. raise forage crops and feed them to stock. He also regards poultry raising as a big dividend earner. To experiment with stock at the Experimental Farm means buildings, and buildings mean money, and it all depends on how much the .Minister of Agriculture can got from parliament tor-tho pivrpoao, As regards dry farming, Siipt; Fairlleld thinks with favorable wea ther conditions a man'can fatrm piore land, do it o:\aier, and get rl&li quick er. But tliero is the eteriinl "if" which