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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHimiDGE DAILY HERALD. TUESDAY. AUGUST 12. 1919 liibrife Believes in Building up Wu __________ i NINB tfrial Possibilities in a Coal, Wheat, Grazing arid Irrigated Farming Centre Lethbridge, Empibys Several Thousand in its Industries HAT is the future ot -the city of What i3 the future of the great area .centering on question; and you have a 'good-lead to the aYiswer f..r tfc first :'Sol fewMelaufnver, l.t must. ho admitted, but so bound will the future W c rs o we, th. dcyelopmerit of 'Southern will the future -and manufacturing centre, re that BOIHO possibilities of great we. OD. Muiuot accurate opinion of its' industrial possibilities along other BiCK TO AOSICDMURE The boom broke. There a reason. .The cities, their campaigi or noimlalioii, got uliead of agricultural development ami the natural for minu- LETiiBBiDor.'s PAST. attainmenl in 35 years. .xirgoDscaces existence: of in the first it was the centre of an immense domestic coal field. Disco cry o I. field waV maclo-at the river crossing in ,1881, by E. T Gal Develop inent ot the mines' now known as the Gait Mines followed, and Lcthbndg became the pioneer .coal mining town of the province. h vests r ecame e poneer .coa Af that limo.this was the ccntre.of the vests great istrict. Too-open winters caused by warn thinook. eaUl lberta th ranch dstrc. oo-open wners c to run out. twelve months of the year made Southern Alberta th ranch A SOUTHERN ALBERTA HARVESTING SCENE. Lelhbridge, a railway which linked Lclhbridge up with theontede world, provided a market for our coal and provided coal tor our Coal VKWitetock resulted in the development of Lelhbridge into a-little town of- afiojit people which it by 190.. Then came.a-change. AGRICULTURE csult followed. Natural advantages possessed by the actiiring were not enough to bring about the-desired results. Ixjtn was one of ihe first prairie cities to realize this fact and m 1J1J t bexan to turn its attention, particularly to the upbuilding of the agn- ullural community of which it is the centre) And has not el had reason to'bc.sorry for its action. Possessed of manufacturing acilities which will yet make it sought by the manufacturing interests ot he country, with supply of coal as a basis ami with natural gas in abundance within 30 miles of the city limits, Lethbrinsa- is .destined o become an important manufacturing centre.m years to come. Biu just as agricultural development started in 1903 -was the cause of the growth of the city from a sleepy mining village to Us present status us metropolis of Sunny Southern Alberta, so must the of agri- culture proceed sti'll further before the right conditions are broiigh about to make Tollbridge the manufacturing centre its natural advantage, destine it to be. Lelhbridge does not intend to lag behind in the for- ward march of the west, but if there is anything in building on a bvoa. tecure foundation, Lclhbridge is'due .to win.for that is course wind is to be followed. j .1.1-1 Jt h'aV become almost a truism that nowhere in .Canada lias the link Ino-ot city and rural communities reached the'stage that is presented 03 in its relation to the large fanning community of which it i the centre. And for that reason while it K overlooking u opportunity to secure manufacturing plants for which the district ca the raw materials and for the products of which a suitable markc can bi secured, than ever turning its attention to agnc-ultura development .and the needs thereof. It was irrigation which first attracted settlers to Southern Albert And it is the extension of irrigation which is now the chief aim of U people of Lothbridge. Having as a basis for-irrigation extension th experience of more than 15 years in the pioneer irrigation system of. U- ada lying in the Coaldalc-Tiaymond-Magrath country cast and south Lethbridge, and knowing its adaptability to the soil and climate and i increased stability in agriculture and all business ..icreon, t people of Lothbridge and Southern Alberta "believe they are laying foundation of the eventual industrial development of Lethbndge by takn Southern Alberla cenlcring on Lethbridge has acres more of land capable of irrigation. -The waters of the mountain strean are available for the'purpose, and steps are-now well under way leadm A LETHBRIDGE MILLING CONCERN. THE.GALT GARDENS-THE PRIDE OF LETHBRIDGE. ._..___. It was agriculture which brought1 the change about And strange to n; it was ill coal mining, company which introduced the change which United in the nnvagricullurardoYelopment The Alberta Railway and foal Co., as'lhe Vnnipnny vas then known, had a lino of raihvaj to CouUs.and'cn on tana in order another out letfor tta coal railway undertaking a grant of sc hund ed coal product., nor.-.mis rmiwnj- T, ihomLne "ncna-cif laud bad been made to. he .company by the government. '.AVthe same lime, another of railway Had ucen from Stirling on-the Coutls branch, to Cardston. finding itself in area of arable land which, in some years, produce- ofhny.and grain too on the small areas: which were farmed by llic sniail ranchers, the railway company conceived.the idea of con 00 'acicsV- SETTLORS itenhXyhilQ thc'coal compnny .entw-dluto negohahoni to bring orr Utah n-- colony o experienced irrigation farmers. ..'Ihcsc men with tliqr hs along Cardston branch. lianches STACKING ALFALFA IN THE LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT. higher sugar content than those produced in any other part of the con- inent. But sugar beet raising depends for its success on the availability f labor, and this can only be. secured through the increase in population nought about by the closer settlement the high price of irrigated Inml force. Southern Alberta's one experiment in sugar beet growing, lade it Baymond, Jailed not because the beets could not be produced in arge quantitie ind profihbl) but becau o the labor was not -available o produce them in qinnlitic to keep the Itaymond facton orkincr Jhit that be mil fi-ctoncs will jtt be an mportant factor n the industrial development of Lethbridge and other owns in Southern Alberta A natural adjunct to the f acton would be the Confections made out of home grown will come, and along with this industry are mnnj o'hcr of a similar liiturc. Biscuit factone.s are quite mthin the range of i tn tho construction of some of the more imporiant systems Within three, or four years il the the. present system of acreb haw been augmented until acres are under the ditch IMHJSTIUES COTIE What mil this development mcin to Lethbridgo's industrial future and foremost, it means stabihtj in fanning opentions It mean a crop return every It moan more- farmer-! It means .a befter market PACKING, Of course, LcthbnuVc is already a flour milling centre And as Southern Alberla Mill "onluiue to be an-important, wheat grow me centre tins industry is bound to 1hme. Greater population nil afford tho greater home trarkct which will make possible the extension of the indii'trj that it will he in i po ition to reach out after an even larger share of the foreign nnrkct thin n is now enjoying. Depending on the flour milling mdu try for rav, product, we already have a macaron facton which i the concern of its kind in Western Canada 1 is based on tho natural products the district, it has a steady market and it is on these two factor that anj mimifacturmg concern mu-t oot for Sucre The jnactirom factor) i< but the first of many Industrie which are bound lo come lo the cc-ntn, of such a .largo wheat producing district: .TtisTOTir.WiLT, JiEPEiT These arc but a few ot the manufacturing possibilities of the dislric on ihe luture irrigation dev-lopmcnt. They aro not dreams The hislorj of other gMit irrigation districts in the wester part of this continent point tho w to the story which is bound to t worked out here Large production ind Copulation based extension aro due to spell for Itslhbntlge and Soul hern largei in u ifr nn-ristnlhirn Ifliti tlie fOUndtUK All this of S of 7a or 100 demand for industrial development within SHEEP GRAZING ON THE PRAIRIES NEAR: LETHBRIDG But it means-more Wheif growing -under crj farming condition, will waj to slock loismg and intensive farming Mith ils attendant, 'renter produ'lion ttith a stcndj of perfectly cattle OR, -ind sheep finding a way to market, Lelhbridsje nny look forward ith confidence to the establishment of a livestock market in this city, of a steady supply of stock, packing plants with their alien clan t dnstries will find n location in Lethbridge, and instead pf Soytlicrn Iherta's callleand sheep and hogs'being forwarded lo Chicago, iniupeg id other packin? centres on the hooHhey will go to the markets of the orld in the-frozcn or cured state., With one million acres lender irriga- on with the millions of tons of alfalfa and.other fodder which can be aised thereon, Southern Alberta to livestock han any other section of Canada. It.yrill be the feeding ground for he And it will reap the benefit through -the establishment of tlw larkct through 'stockyards and packing concern... With the raw products t hand, tanneries, shoe soap factories and other, dependent iduslries may be cspeelcd to spring tip. They will come pres- Thev will come because they lean find Ihe raw products and Inpy ,11 come'because the thick pomilalibn of the imgaled.distr.cSs will rolide a good homo market which is the first requisites for the IICCMS of most mamifacluring concerns in a new. country. pliaseof (he livestock industry will be the dairy, products and be industries arising therefrom: Butler and cheese factories plants for nanufaetiiring coiKienswi milk and dried milk, wi I be-made.possible because, the raw products will he available. The. distribution ofjhcse )roducls will, in iUclfj bo no menu industry. CANNING IXDUSTIIV Southern Alberla lins established' what can he done in growing small fruits iincr vegetables 'on irrigated' lands. Nothing better can be pro- duced anywhere; Tomatoes ripen in Ihe open, ptc-en corn call be pro duced nt the rate of better, than: dozen .cars.per acre. 1'ens mak a prolific return. Green do well. With irrigation, and will the intensive cultivation it brings, truck gardening jjnd the raising of small fruits and vegetables is bound'lo he a large.scale. the caning of tlicfc' fruits and vegetables will mean new industries for PliODUCTIOK In tlie Mhic calogory will come of sugar beets. It .m been established lliat sngur beets gfoyn in Southern Alhfrla contain-n cstencion are oue w mi i trial expansion m the near future Jiibt ngnculture laid the foundalio or rise of the citj from 1903 to 1918 to will agricu toa d better lines lay the foundation for its nex stnd onvara And that i .11 be within the next decade. o is of tons] ofToil iK-ht under the ,ilj, ind with a practically inexhaustible o nat iraf-as readily available, Lethbridge needs only the production of raw poduets from tile farms, which-irrigation and population will bring to place it in a position where it willnot Heed lo go about draggiii? Id pliiLC. it lll_ F ____tt-.f no xrrtrn- Will (IrfW fn Tilnre it in a position wncre ib n-------- ndustrL to the Sty the sernft'of the neck, as it were; it will draw ndulrX became it can.furnish the three main requisites of a nmn- u -yy materials nnd market. i, the ONE 'OF THE MANY LARGE COAL MINES CLOSE TO 1 LETHBRIDGE CITY. Though Canada does not occupy a larse pla" In. sheep and wool production, Southern Alberta con- aiders sheep ranching one of Its principal industries. The import- ance of the industry may ptrhaps belt be judged from the fact that this year the wool clip shipped by members of the Southern Alherla Wool Growers' association with headquarters at Lethbrldne hat reached the figure of pounds, valued at prevailing pri- ces at more than JLast year's shipments were practically the same, these two years having established the rec- ord for Southern Alberta. In 1818 the Southern Alberta Wool Grow- e'rs' association shipped 37 'per cent of the wool handled by the Canadian Co-operative Wool Grow- ers, Toronto, a national organiza- tion, showing the place this por- tion of the holds In the wool producing With more and more Irrigation being Introduced In the province, the LethbridQe district Is'due to become even more important as a sheep' growing area, for witri wide ranges available for cummer gru Ing for the- flocks there will bo plenty of winter feed on the Irrigation farms, making It possible to carry the mjxlmum number of sheep at all seasons of the year. With Lethbridge. district producing annualy practically pounds of wool the'cjues1 tlon of wdolen milling Industry here a live topic. A few yean ago such a-factory, was started In Lethbridge, but ow- ing to ef proper management the projict failed and no attempt; hit since been made to revive it However, with Southern Alberta -producing, such a large percent-, sg'e of Canada's wool needs, and with a growing market in the west, there Is future for the woolen manufacturing Industry In t It may take bt- 1 fore developments rtnoh a where factories could be located here which would use all the dif- ferent grades of wool the belt advantage, hut with the reputa- tion now enjoyed by wool on the of the continent, the attention ef bound tq he drawn, to the oppor- tunities offered hen. The and wool Industry In Al- berta has more than doubled In the oast ten years. With extens- ive Irrigation projects carried throurfh It Is due to double ajatn In the next decade In mean- time It on be entirely powlble to establish a woollen manufaotary here which can compete on an even basis with thote of ths taat, COMMON SENSE INDUSTRIES FOR WOOLEN MILL SUGAR FACTORY CANNING Our sheep, our beet sugar lands, our veget- able faims will make; these industries thrive" ifj a country thai can con} sume the products, t Developpnt Wffl Double Populationandfindthe Markets for ;