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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY. AUGUST 14, 1920 LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ELEVEN Alberta Press >OnIrrigation TIME FOR SHOW DOWN (Calgary Premier Stewart li said to fused to budge from his previous poel- tiou wllh respect to .irrigation ID bouthern Alberta. Following his con- ference with .Seaator', Lougheed. we uro told that (be premier refused to take over tbe. bonds b[ the Irrigation districts, nor, lie- consent to Albejli'Eoverimint bonds feeing Uitcn by Iho Uomiulph government for, se- curity -for. financing the irrigation bonds. J. big enough i'koller" i it of Al- berta who are affected diiecUy or If .this is'the attitude.of Premier which the Jjdrald sincercjjy hopes. the fsct; he is himself-a.'slurobling block in tie way pt development in Southern no hesitation in sav- ing Is the premiers' attl is proving himself absolutely imwprthy-of'toe trust confided [n him and no means big enough occupy Iho'position ho holds-; Premier Stewart knows' that the power" of taxation lies vithln the pro- vincial govern men t jn this province. He ilia's that the province has the machinery needed to collect all taxes. If he. refuse's to assume on'-behalf of the Eoferijmen't this legitimate re- sponsibility, he Is d'amnlng the mpet importa'nt bit of. development work EoutHern. Alberla has .'ever- known. In other.words the premier'is saying that; has no real confidence in the south country and; nothVithslanding 'the fact that.his own' engineers have report-, ed favorably oil tho: project. -The Herald trusts that its-.- Ed- monton-' dispatch .is In' error. Tho essential in this matter IB "speed, and Preriiler.'Stewari, who knows this as well' as'-.aivv'one, has'no excuse for It Is up. to lilm-no.w' to. prove a man capable': of grasping the.''essentials of a great-project'that -spells' future wealthvip th.e whole province or'slamp man who has a mind so small that it is incapable ot getting the ,UM pro- l- goTernmeiit to rtoniJer process: of tiie "holler" they cause to be given out tho idea that by means of Irrigation the whole dry area of the aouth can be ensured'against crop failure. As a matter of fact the area that It is possible to Irrigate efficiently be- cause of the measure of water supply Is so small as to be almost negligible In comparison lo the total crop pro- ducing area of the country. Irriga- tion is Important and every reason- hie own independent judgment would give tbe aid necessary full tupport for the projects from t: Donjlnlon authorities. H that (he provincial cawl- all fpr the north and uoft- ing for the aoulh Is holding mier back, and It The Bulle- tin attack ai thix.partlculir moment his been Inniired because tbe feared the premier might to the vV 0 There'. facts Titt ttfrinec- and irj' it out for one yeir, intlmat: ng that if that was not sufficient to ensbio association'id market the bonds to advantage the legislature might be prepared to KO further. This reply was not entirely satis- actory. But no amendment or rcso-' utioh moved In the house, and he legislation was not challenged by any vote. The newspapers which are taking tbe leading part in criticising the gov- ernment had nothing to say at that imc. If they said anything it was such a still sniall voice that uj person ever heard it or ever saw it. Following the drifting in the south country this spring tho need 'or irrigation became more apparent. It was then suggested that the pro- government change the NOfi f HEprJ ;IDEA OF IRRiGAT ION (EdlilOJiton Bulletin.) The with irhich the nowapaper? .organs 'of the Union gov- ernment'attempt to unload responsi- bility for irrigation service hi Sonth- eru Alberta- on the governments, of the is worthy of a better eausS.'i: The "'latest information on tho subject :js that Sir James Long- heedi minister of interior, "Is convinced of the necessity of the could not 'say how far tho tSanilnion government would be prcpared'.to go in assisting the pro: government to get It start- eil." of tho p'rtfss dispatch abuvi) fiuoted is so framed as to im- ply that the responslbilty for pro- viding Irrigation is on the province when, Ha a matter of fact 11 is OK the Dominion.' The Dominion govern- ment evidently: Intends to; use its able effort should be made to extend it; but there should be no misunder- standing either as to the cost, or as to the number of people and acreage of land affocted. No matter how good anything may be, it is always possible to pay more for it than it Is worth. In place the residents ot certain townships In an area north of Uie-cily ot Lethhridge. petitioned, the provincial leglslalure'-for'. author- ity to form an irrigation' district, with corporate powers to hiako ar- rangements with the Dominion're- gardlng the use of water, and to meet costs by borrowing money debenture and levying; taxation to pay interest. .was passed. passing ...the' legislation the province had. discharged its "full responsibility in the matter. The next step was to raise money- by sale ot the. debentures. It was found.that the debentures would not sell at a'.suitable, without a lupppr'tlng provlnca )r tie' Thar 'rb.onilnlbn guarantee .that :the province should take the responsibil- ity. This'the province has declined byj vlncial government that it is teaEtble and Another" is' ttat tbe Domirijon'gpYern- ment has agreed to anance'i'prpvinclal bonds to the value of the If rigation bonds, provided, the provincial gov- ernment, will bonds. Another thing is that "the' pre vlhclal government .has than anything now being the south cp.unt'ry people for people of the pprth in trinsDortallfln.'guaran tees, .of province fo'r this purpose" time iu thi Premier Stewart stepped :pul. open and told the people of. the .south country just where he 'stands this subject. AND, IRRIGATION JCalgary Albertan) .The ..question of- irrlBatlon 'as doclded upon kt-'the last legislature, and unmediatelT1 proceed by order in council to advance 'he money, or juarintte th'6 bopds, in order that' a start niifchi made at ones upon the gave the govern- ment certain 'Jelinite Instructions in the matter of encou'ra'slug this enter- prise at the last session. The sugges- tion is .that (Ho government should utterly disregard thpse instructions and by resorting to ithe ordcr-in-coun-; cil. a method, to the people of this to bo used only in case of emergency, and very great- ly obligate the. province financially. behoves in wider as- sistance for th'e irrigation districts. It is convinced that Iho greatest security for the country is Intensive farming, and that no government has anything to IdSe- by giving any .reasonable guar- antee or any. reasonable encourage- ment, and compfete' guarantee ol bonds Is reasonable, encouragement. Hut the that the suggestion that the government should resort fo the methods suggested-by its critics, in theilight of what occur- red at the last session of Ihe legisla- ture, is nol only'- 'unreasonable hut provincial- government W0uld fce a gross viola- which" so jn'JCh "being .said, at the p'reBeht time; Is very plain. .At, the last. session of the provincial legislature proponents of the Letb- irrigation asked for .a guaran- tee of bonds for the Lelhbridge irri- gation not go th'at fir.'nut on the'contraryi'tgreed to guarantee two Interest on the bonds. V; There was joipb critiojsmy.n. the ouse. Sorao jaemb'er's oil' th'e sition. side of the.- tfie' leader of the'ibppoaitjbiiVaria a leaf t '.tyro supporters ft; govern pi eatj.thouffbt' that tfi'aVI ebj'elrnme n t should be- prepared to farther. r premier .said. ahat- the government would give} the encour- He knew no tut it f hurt just as bad. and whined till Ma applied Ntxt morning he was as good an new. He learned lite leseon and so did the family. They found out once more" that Ma knows what to do every .time. No more pain 'Mentholatutn U good for itings r.nd bites of and lor bums, nervous rieadachei. GenlJe, piompt, aDtiKptie._ ''The Link Nmu la Lllllc llh" So easy to drop Cigarette; Cigar, or Chewing habit to do. It IB to compel tie province to c wise to issue a denial. The Bulletin argues that hecausa the Dominion government controls the ater rights of tha province, as It docs, by the way in every province; also because it at one time owned the lands that are to be benefited by rrigation, therefore Us duty la to give the financial support neoded for the enterprise. It denies that tho pro- vincial government has any responsi- bility in the matter nt all. Tho Bulle- tin article JirisUos with mis-statement ot facts of which not the least glaring is that the Dominion authorities are seeking to convey the impression that tho whole south country can he in- sured against crop failure by Irriga- tion, p When the Dulletin implies that there is something wrong because tho Dominion government controls the water rights 'of the province, it Is displaying an ignorance of facts and conditions that Its ago and experience should save It from. Every Alberta waterway Is either.Interprovinclal or international. To suggest that power over water rights within Iho provlnco should te relegated lo provincial au- thorities Is the veriest nonsense, in- viting, as it would, complications of a most serious sort interprovincial and inlcrnallonal. Tho Irrigation .v-. .t.l. Gistrict, about. Is by no.moans the'negligible area the Edmonton paper would, have large that were It guaranteed tegular cYops by irrigation province of Aibcrla would bo materially enrtcMd. agement outlined by government lion of our .system of responsible gov- rument. The Stewart government was wrong in its Irrigation pulley, but it is right In refusing to use the order in council to 'obligate tbe province lo a large sum of money In furthering a policy entirely different from that adopted by. ihe legislature last session. JAP NOTE IS NOW IN WASHINGTON ;Auj. roplv lo the United States note pro- testing against Japanese occupation of the northern part ot the island of Sagahllen was received today and will be made public next week. Clip Nearly All Gone Forward Cars Sell at 52 Cents Though the market for wool is not very well established as yet, the Southern Alberta wool Growers' as- sociation has sold two more carloads at a straight average price cf 53 cents per pound, constituting the best sale- yet made ot any ot this year's clip. Little of tho clip has been sold as yet however. So far this year the association has shipped GS carloads. A few scattered small shipments are still to como in to tho warehouse for shipment, and when the clip is all sent forward the associp.tion wiU'have shipped about 65 cars. As the average carload contains more than pounds, there have been shipped cooperatively to Uio Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers, Ltd., ut Toronto, over pounds from this one centred In addition there has been consider- able wool handled privately, so that the shipments will probably total around one and three-quarler million pou'nijE. or about the same amount as was shipped in 1919.' N. T, MacLeod, manager of the as- soi'ialion states that the grade sheets are beginning lo come back from the Toronto warehouse. This year field jraOing, which lias been done for four or five years past, was dispensed with, and the grading Is all being done in the warehouse at Toronto. In this way less'varlstlon in the grades is secured am! all wool of one grade con ba Kept together so that it can he shown ihe buyer to belter 'advantage: Mr. MacLeod fitates that he hopes to clean up the shipping of tho 1920 clip by the end of. next week. MeGRAW'S MIND BIJANK ON SLAVIN IMBROGLIO YORK, Aug. J. >lc- Oraw, manager of llTe. New York Giants, lold the district attorney's office his mind was .''blank" as.'to how John C. Slavin, musical comedy actor, received a fractured skull while in his company early last Sunday. VESSEL BURNED AT WATER'S EDGE ST. JOHN. Aug. Donald Williams and the crew o! tha steamer Albatross barely escaped with their lives when the vessel was burned to the water's edge and eank at her moorings at Beesley's Point, below Cagetovvn. on Thursday night. Big Money for You jf In Auto and Tractor Repairing Easy to learn by our simple methods and competent pay when you graduate. Vany good paying jobs wailing for you. We will give you the most thor- ough courea In Auto anil Tractor Repairing, Battery. Vulcanizing, Money back end of first week Jf you are not satisfied that this U the best school. WRITE FOR FULL INFORMATION TODAY GARBUTT MOTOR SCHOOL, i 68 City Market Bldg. ;i. _ WHOLESALE GROCERS MEET IN TORONTO 26TH MONTREAL Ian Wholesale Aug. C'nnad Grocers' Association will hold their.second annual conven- tion at Toronto August 26 and 27. An English postman who has re- llred after 46 years' service, delivered letters. LAKE W1NDERMERE CAMP Visitors find li ylaygi Through Sleeping Cars from Calgary on Train No: 1 at a.ra. Tuesdays and Fridays, vclurning same day from Lake Winderroero. Car placed for occupancy at Calgary previous evening. J.GORDON TICKET AGENT, PHONE 512 No-To-Bac has helped thousands to break the costly, ncrvc-shaltcrins to- bacco' habit. Whenever you have a longing for a smoke or chew, just 'plpco a harmless No-To-Bao tablet in your mouth instead. All desire stops ShCrtlythe habit Is completely brok en, ail you are belter off mentally, physically, financially. It's so easy, so simple. Get a box of No-To-Bac am tf II doesn't release you from all craving for tobacco In nny form, your druggist will refund your money with question. Is inado by fie of Cascarcls; therefore It thoroitgily- It Is practically all In tho hands of private- owners who arc prepared lo foot the bill for irrigation. They ore all citizens and taxpayers of Alber- ta. They have the same right lo look to the province tor aid as have the Alberta citizens who live in the north and who succeeded in getting the government to pledge the credit of the whole province tor transportation fa- climes. Primarily responsibility rests with tho provincial government In respect to thcso Irrigation projects. The Her- ald does rot believe that Premier Stewart Is Ignorant this tact. It Huitt'in Canada kitted'Canadian Workers and Canadian Capital TO-DAY'S Gray-Dort is modern, refined, a year ahead of other light ears. From the ?ront the gasoline tank in the rear, our engineers have made changes at every point where change meant improvement. And European-type hood, with many long, narrow louvres, to the Rayntite top, hand-tailored in our own shop, to-day's Gray-Dort has the simple, dignified elegance, and quality look, that makes every owner speak proudly car." jy' You must see, drive, ride in'xxthe new Gray- port. Our dealers tell us thit they are going to be short of cars. Bettef-see your dealer now.. GRAY-CAMPBELL, Limited, (Seneral for SaskatchrtfsfJ and Alberta- Head Office: Mooss Jaw. Branches: Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary< Graham Motor C. F. GRIFFITHS MILK RIVER tt SERVICE GARAGE WARNER PRICES- Mode! 15 Regular 15M Special 15D Ace t 10 Roadster All f.o.b. only extra ALL TAXES INCLUDED MOTQRS, ;