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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1920 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD QE INTEREST TO THE FARMER Sunflowers Yielding From Thirty To Thirty-five Tons Per Acre Are Wed On the University Farm .Miriaui Green Kills in Kilmonton Uulletin.) Alberta should -lot be in need of in-" formation'as to the growing of stin- flowers Btter this year, since most ex- tensive experiments arc belug carried on by the (laid husbandry depart- ment or the University of Alberta. Smaller made last .year also, and all of this adds to the llnal value of the work. "Sunflowers 30 to 35 .tous to the acre are'being there now and put into tho .big Bibs bach ,of tho cattle barna, and other catling esju-rlmeiiis will in- Delude the packing of ensilage at a inoro mature'date, with corn, etc. Where the stalks are not too high ordinary' corn harvester can do work-very hut where reaches u height of ten to twelve and more, the stuff Is top heavy has to ie'handled by other means. Double Yield of Corn It is .very Interesting to note the advance in growth of, the sunflowers ever the corn. 'For the sake of rec- ord sunflowers and corn were plant- ed side hy slilo on tho same date, and there Is twice the tonnage of the sunflowers as of the- corn. There is also the additional advantage that the sunflowers stand more frost both at the beginning of the growth aud at the latter part. On June 13th this year, there was a frost that cut the corn to tho ground, while the sunflowers along side were untouched. The, same thing applies now [or last wetk; there was frost that snlpped'the tops of the corn on (tie low part of the field, and agaiu the sunflowers alongside were unharmed. It may ba stated, however, that corn on a higher part of the farm Is still green and quite untouched'by the frost. The experiments, farther prove that sunflowers may be planted two weeks earlier than the corn, that Is, they will scrmiuate aud grow it a much lower temperature; Their first sunflowers were planted May 14th at the University, and every scvsii uS75 vfav' ini'ui i'uai on wero planted again, with corn always oo the same date. planting Further experiments are being car- ried on as to the value of close plant- ing or in hills, and 'of the "value o! thinning out the plants. With the close planting, the sunflower naturally does not develop, the big coarse stalks and Is lacking considerably in tho I tonnage, but it willbe taken Inlo con- siileraWon this whiter, as to whether the smaller plant makes this more suc- culent feed, and Is more attractive lo the slock. Oais for Distribution An acre aud a quarter of Ellle Ban- ner, oats which will apparently go more than. 125 bushels to the aero was a pretty sight, and the seed will be distributed to the farmers accord- Ing to Ili3 distribution of seed system that Is In voguo.from the university. Prof. Cutler is very proud o! his early varieties of peas. They have Results accomplished by SYSTEMATIC SAVING MONTHLY DEPOSITS OF 1 year 12.2O 24.39 60.98 121.98 2 years -24.76 48.52 123.80 247.60 3 years 37.7O 76.41 188.52 377.04 THERE IS A SAVINGS DEPARTMENT AT EVERY BRANCH OF THE ROYAL BM OF CANADA LETHBRIDGE BRANCH.............E. E. MACKAY, Manager Branches also at Masrath, Cardston ana Taber. ripe for two weeks or more now and tils would prove conclusively that peas may bti grown am) the de- veloped In any quantity in Alberta, give eilher of these early varieties. The test variety for this section is the Alberta blue pea. nud it was dis- covered through a variety of tests. It is a' big crop and will also be sub- jected to the distribution tests among farmers. But Mr. Cutler believes that there is no doubt about the pea for Alberta. The Empire pea is .still earlier, but does not yield so well.' Along side the pea field eighteen ex- periments ia the best methods of till- ing wheat and oat stubble are being carried out, and it would seem as though the farmers will be able to get all their information ready made, and without tho expense and trouble to getting it themselves. Red Clover "It Is going to revolutionize agri- culture in said Prof. Cut- ler, in regard to the'splendid patch of Alta Swede, a new- specimen of rlnyar with wlilnh been experimenting for some six years now. It has proven absolute- ly hardy aud more. than that, has proven to be a perennial. Some of this has come through six differeot winters. The clover came originally from Sweden and has been worked over Into perfect legume for Alberta conditions. Just how it is real ripo and will yield1 about six bushels of seed to the acre. It should take about the same place iu Alberta as the clover has In Ontario and is especially important as no system.of agriculture without the clover has ever worked out. The Alia Swede is being tried out under all conditions; last year between 500 to 700 samples were distributed through- out all parts of tho province from north of Fort Vermilion to the South- ern boundary. It Is being multiplied at the Uni- versity farm now as well as the farms where it was distributed Ink year and there should presently be plenty of seed for all purposes in the province, but in the meantime, it is a very valuable crop and .tho man who ia in the game early should reap big profits. Seed Distribution I In connection with the farm dls- j tribution of seed, eight very valuable experiments are being made iu po- i tato growing in the Edmonton dis- trkt this year. In eight different places, eight, different kinds of seed are heing used making really sixty. four experiments and these are be-' ing carried oiit on every different sort of soil. With tho collection of this in- potato growers will have passed the experimentation stage entirely. British Canadian Trust Company Conybeare Block; Lethbridge Trustee, Administrator, Executor, L 'Loans, Estates 'Managed, General Financial Agenta Geo, W. Parsons, Mgr i It is the ideal of every house-' holder to make the district' in which his home is located' look as beautiful as possible. In going, to another district; it is the surroundings that determine to a large exent' your likes or dislikes for a .place. BUILD NOW Ami set a standard for your district.1 ,-r.See Ihe hiany plans, specifications' working drawings, etc' at your hint- .'.tier doalord. Ask hlni.for a cony "Better ropy 1 wllh' plans; and ami construction detail, NEW METHOD OF WHEAT GROWING SHOWS PhOMISS PARIS, Sept revolution In wheat growing the re- 'sult of a French, farmer named Pioncaud. The ag- i rjculturii.epmmittee'of his depart- merit haVkeen so'impressed Sy the success which has' attended his methods that they have or- 'dered experiments to be carried out In all forty-five departments of the Canton next year. Details of Ploncaud's method are lacking, but according to re- ports published here, the basis is the propaaatlon of the araln In'a special fertilizing liquid to vjhlch he has given the name "Germlna- tor." Qrain so. propagated was sown in ground that had less prep- aration than that on which the normal seed was sown -and was not manured. Members of the'-agricultural committee who visited the ground state that the yield from the pre- pared grain Is much heavier than the Bother, 3nd that the straw Is stronger. The jnventor Is preparing an ac- count of his experiment and the nature of the germlnator for pub- lication. TORONTO RESTAURANTS SHOW LARGE PROFITS TORONTO, Sept. Investigation of food-prices in' the restaurants in this city by the .medical health of- ficers' department is. said, to show that profits have ranged from per cent, to 500 per cent, exclusive of overhead eipenses. Wheat Certificates Bank has special facili- -1- ties for. collecting Wheat Participating Certificates, the initial payment being ?t the rate of 30 cents per bushel as authorized by the Wheat Board. THE STANDARD BANK OF CANADA C.jil.I, Kirplol .nd UrdlTlirJ T. K. LOCKWOOD MAMMIJ, STREET NOR1H G. E. BLETCHER 4tH AVtHUE SOUTH P. BILLINGTON NKWDATTTON AND URANCMCS U. G. THOMAS MANAOW COALHUHST BRANCH W. B. FERGUSON COALDALE BnANCH C. T. McKtNNON MAMAOCH millDETT BRANCH Aftw- of Stiffering, FRUIT-A-TTVES" Brou8hi Relief PAGE N'IXE MADAME HORMIDAS FO1SY _ CICbimpliinSt.. "For three yesrs, I nis 111 ind exhausted and I suffered constantly from Kidney Trouble and Ijrer Disease. My health was miserable and Doihingin the way of medicine did me any good. Then I started to use 'Fruit-a-live.-'1 and the effect was remarkable. I begin to Improve Immediately and this wonderful fruit medicine entirely teslored me to health. Alltho oldpatns. headaches, indigestion and con- stipation were relieved and once more I was well. To fiil who suffer from Indigestion, Constipation', Rheumatic Pains or great Fatigue, I advise the use of 'Fruit-i-tires'.." Madame HORMIDAS FOISY. forSJ.SO, trial she25c. At all dealers ir scut postpaid by Fruit-a-lives limited, Ottawa, Ont. Experiments in Blame County Show That Rank Growth Saps AH the Moisture HARLEM, Montana. Sept. was clearly demonstrated at the Wal- ter Wing ranch, near Twete, last Sun- day, that it is absolutely no use to summer-fallow unless the weeds are kept down. A large number of farm- ers from all sections of the county gathered there last Sunday afternoon to witness a weeder demonstration, and whilo the opportunity was ju6l right, R. P. Ekeeren, who had charga of the doinonstratinnp tpsteri out the Held in various places' to flnd out'just how much moisture there was in the ground under various conditions. Wliero the weeds had been permit- ted to giow unhampered there was absolutely not a bit or moisture in the ground, but where the weeds had been kept cleaned oS a four-foot augur was sunk into the ground and the moisture extended down to full length of it. This was indeed a great revelation of the benefits of summer-fallowing. It was the first lime that most of those present had seen au experiment of this kiuil tried aud it was certainly convincing evidence that moisture can be conserved in the ground iC it Is properly handled. As far as the demonstration of weedera was concerned it was not a success, for the thistles In the field had been permitted to grow to such a sizo that the only way to get rid of them would he to plow them under. On account of being so large and busby, they clogged all of the ma- chiues in such a way that they could not do satisfactory work. G. H. HuUon Makes Some In- of Soil Exhausiion (Calgary Herald.) the soil fertility from the land, the KrowinB of one bushel of wheat costs-the farmer of the west 77.76 cents, Is'the compulation care- fully wrought out by G. H. Huttoa, of the agricultural and animals branch of the C.P.R. This amount of value.must he replaced in the soil to retain its fertility, or sooner or later the land will he. as bankrupt as a man who has drawn hia last cent from the hank, is'the contention of Mr. Button. Mr. Mutton calculates the loss of fertility on the followinir basis, which, it has been proved. It takes to pro- duce a bushel of grain: nitrogen, 30 cents per pound; potash, 16 cents per pound; and phosphorus at 8 cents per pound. On basis, and assum- ing that one and: one-halt pounds oi tdow is pioduced for every pound of wheat, fertilizer and constituents will cost to the land for every bushel pf wheat sold and sent out of the country, an average of 77.70 cents per bushel. If livestock Is kept on the farm and the fertilizer constituents of the slraw Is fed and put hack on the land, the loss would still he' 03.06 cents per bushel. The amount Mr. HuUon figures out .Is a dead loss to the country for every bushel of grain, since the wheat is sold and sent out of the country. From this Mr. Ilntton deduces lhat mixed farming must bo engaged in in the west to prevent ultimate soil bankruptcy. This will also help out In the wage question to farm labor- ers, as it will mean the keeping of men 'the year round, which will ulti- mately work out to the advantage of both employer and employed such conditions, a broad-toothed 'cul- tivator Is more desirable, for pulver- izing does not take place to a great extent when the soil is in such a con- dition: The time that it is particu- larly desirable to use this rou culti- vator on summerfallow is when the ton soil is dry for two or three or pos- sibly four inches, down. An ordinary cultivator aud particularly a disk used under such conditions would powder the surface to a dangerous extent. The rod cultivator, OB the other band, will not do so, in fact has a tendency to bring any small lumps present to the surface, where they have a bene- ficial effect so far as preventing drift- ing Is "concerned. An eight-foot culti- vator jot this kind will require four horses. It the horse power Is avail- able, the rod cultivator may be con- structed up to twelve or sixteen feet wide, taking six- and eight-horse teams respectively." The stationary roil weeiler has so far been fairly successful, but In order to overcome a tendency to clog with weeds, a rotary rod weeder has been placed on the market, and is now he- ing used with fair success on the farms of flip Nohle Foundation In-Al- berta. For ordinary farm purposes tho duck-foot cultivator can scarcely ho replaced the rod weeder, but in drifting areas' for sumtnerfallow culti- Yatiou the wcedcr has Its advantages if judiciously used. FAMILY EARNS ?25 PER DAY "Me, my, man, three girls, two boys, pull one acre in one day." Thus answered a Bel- gian woman in Lambton re- conliy when questioned re- gardlng the amount of flax pulled in a day. tU present prices for 'wages this amounts' to or 3150 3 week. In sugar-heet aiul toliacco IIIK similar wages aro being received. ff ff ff ff -to o i> USES OF THE ROD CUTiVATOR Farmers Advocate: I have heard considerable discussion lately with reference to a roil weeder cr roil cultivator. What is this ma- chine? Can It be 'Used Instead of the ordinary duck-font cultivator? Would you kindly describe it? S. W. A C. In dealing with the rod cultivator, Superintendent. Ex- perimental Farm, l.ethbrldgc, Alta., in pamphlet N'o. 2S, states: "Tile principle nn it works is to have a rod (it five-eighths round. tool steel, pass through the soii about three inches beloiv tho surface. This completely cuts or rather rubs off all v.'eeils, but in tlio operation docs not pulverize the surface as! would a disk or even FI dunk-foot livator. The using a I.i j plnre of a wide, flat piece of pinel! In net like a knlfn IK that any kind of blade collects particles r.r anil Ir.mli ami docs not clean PIT- fei-IIy, while In the case of (ho mil I Hie jirtKsiire IB po groat on its undvi- stilu that the Inish, elc., is worn off. As nn actual fact, what tills simple Implement acrmnplishos Is nhvnyn a mailer of surprise to one who sees it in operation for tjie firsl lime. "It Is not inle'ivted (o be used in wet season when there IB abiipiilnnc-e df nioisUire-in the- ground, fn.. soil be tunned wet. Uudur The Purchasing Value of Today's Dollar must necessarily wv creasei when commod- ity prices decline. It is therefore in your interest to every dollar possible when prices are high. When the prices of commodities do settle down to lower levels your money will not only have greater pur- chasing power, butyou will have the interest which lias jaieo in the meantime ii you deposit your savings in the savings department of Csplt.! i Jlfcvrvo THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA W. D. .Kinir. Mnnni'er, LKTIIHUIDGK BRUCE'S BULBS For Wintering Flowering- in the House and Spring Flowering in the Garden ite colors aivd frsjrinct- EASILY CROWN Musi plamal OJ, Crocus, in colors Freezias js JQ Lilies, Calla White .25 23) Lilies, Chinese Sacred 2o 2.50 Hyacinths, Roman. 3 ccilors 175 Hyacinths, Dutch, 4 .1) i'i5 Narcissus, single, 4 varieties .03 Narcissus, double. 4 varieties .09 !io Narcissus, Paper White .08 [75 Scilia Siberica, Blue fn [50 Snowdrops, single, White .04 .40 Tulips, single, 4 colors 07 .70 Tulips, double colors .07 .-70 Tulips, Parrot, mixed .07 Tulips, Darwin, mixed 07 [TO 230 9.00 8.50 ex fi.OO 5.00 3.75 2.73 4.75 5.00 4.50 5.00 All bolbj be ready the cad of September ior P c of Bulb; u; PlMts. Seeds and Poultiy Supplies. NOW READri JOHN A. BRUCE. 'COMPANY; HAMILTON 1850 "as BENEFICIAL ECONOMY All Canadians should remember that the econ. Practise economy and pave the wav to future iS THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE PAID-UP CAPITAL RESERVE FUND Reikie, Manager. The' Young Man's Best RecoaifflencIsJioo A Savings Account is more .than a slari 'towai-ds financial is mark of character. One of. the Btrongeafc in the world of business thai a young man can present, is a McrchantsBank showing a record of consistent savings, A- Sayings Account may be opened with which shows' how highly we regard the accounts of those .who. desire to save..-- THe Head Office: Montreal. OF CANADA- Established 1864, ICTHBR1DGE BRANCH, CALGARY STOCK YARDS BRANCH. B'tathejaUoaiBuonsnmlNol.lyotH. MonAich open and Fridays. R. J. biumNii. frtanaffcr. W. T. HOPKIRK, Muu la. CONFIDENCE In your Executor is essential. lie must be tent; hqnest, experienced and financially responsible and not die before completing .his duties as'your trustee. No individual can fill all those requirements a Trust Company can do so. Correspondence Invited. TRUSTS and GUARANTEE Company, Limited CALGARY AND LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA LETHBRIDGE OFFICE: BANK OF COMMERCE BUILDING, J. W. MoNICOL, INSPECTOR f USEZJ OF AGRICULTURE OFFERS COURSES IN. Agriculture and DiDsnesfic Science CONSISTING OF AGRICULTURE DOMESTIC SCIENCE Ayr'anorny Animal Husbandry Mechanics Veterinary Science Dairying Poultry Farm Msnagsnent Horticulture Economics, Science NO TUITION FEE Cooking, Sewing Laundry Home Nursing English and Arithmetic Household Management Sanitation Dairying Poujtry Physical Culture NO ENTRANCE EXAMINATION Courseo extend over ttvo winter sessions of five months each commencing Oct. 29 and closing March 26 Open to boys and girls who have reached sixteen years of age. Calendar of stucllss anil Application of Admittance obtainable from: O. S. LONGMAN, B.S.A., Principal of iM.vinotnl HON. DUNCAN MARSHALL, Minister of Agriculture, ftrlintmtpu A. E. MEYER, LL.B., HiFpt. of AKricnIlural .Schools and ;