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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT THK LKTHUmOfiB OAlt-V .WEDNESDAY. JUNE Lethbridge Enjoys Strategic Position As Railway And Distributing Centre ID Sfany Radiating Lines Tapping Bich. Wheat, Coal and Irrigat- ed Volume of Traffic Now Centering Here Will Be Much Increased Future Somoj Facts About The City. Lethbridge as a centre tor business men and nsiiufaclbrers -at- incUops. Van of all LethbrMge is tic centre oi ceo of lha largest wbeat. producing-.areas :'a the Dominion of dauada anrt'.iri the second place Lclh-l fcultt on a bed of'coal, ihe surrounding country be- producers aud employers. bridge's future Is b.r no means built on air or can bo put in Ihe air fiistle. class. The ot the city aiid district still hava unknown tuian- iiti.es of coal acd with the develop- iiwiit of the irrigation districts in Southern Alberta -tie city vill cspaixt koih in business and'in snij iu importance. i soon aa tlie IxMubridee Northern J project, about whicb you will read' more detailed account of in other! columns of this edition, has water I running rhrotish its riitcbf s, tbc fmati' cisl credit cf tho district Kill take a- 'jump. A.S tttis diicriijl' "includes country around Macleod, Rarons and as there Trill be C.P.R. constructed v HighRwe Narttbrx Glacier Park Falls grocers, fruit and rubber good firms, Trill DC In one year fro.ii sii large coal mines with a daily ca development Is still in its lu- pacily.ct tons, employiug .'.000 fancy .bat eipcnments a zoid mine to the farmers. season of 1919 when so amen high grade domestic coal 'of the' Alberta. Railway On an Irrigated area Welcome, C. M. A. Carmaiigay and branch of the through liiis district from to Retlaw before'IOBE. business ttat.o proven or this city will be brought closer in a' to lhe touch with a larger area, an area then Till be peopled irith prosperous i Eiau in the district has money, I In llie -Right here it mlsbl be well lo point1 territory out that the difference between the j irrigation projects of Southern A1-: berta and many of those of the arid District district? of the United States. Korj years farmers havo .been obtaining U511t.] so living off these districts that are; of acrcs a crop conservatively about to be irrigated and by getting; a half million dollars, was i. permanent supply ot water drought years ivill only be a rcnienibranco. p' !h? districts in the United .gross return of ?5a Comparative results of crops grown on irrigated land and non- SMies thru have been irrigated never. d )ona nt tli6 Dominion Gov- crop- before Ihe water J Experimental farm at Lctb- OF course It takes money to put Into opbratlLT a project as the Lelh- bridge Northern. Thp farmers will h'aVe lo lioinl iheir property. This will not a hindrance to ths financial. credit of ihp district as it has-been proved in ihe older irrigation dis- jhriiige. over "a period of eleven years. -jrngation increased the ykld of wheat T; per 64 per" cent.. SI per cent, cenL] potatoes 105 cent. Th? -kins crop ot all, alf- alfa, :iho main stay ot an irrigated district does not appear in corn- tils rim !je Therc'shpuid ue !acri3 Hie district men- every year, iiifuty of money. left in J91r, jt projuced for ihe farmer.-, to dispose of. in any trom ,0 ftve lol.s to lno acre Tfay they see lit. A Ctntre Sound Basis official figures on tho possi- v.-'oolc l-iethbridse s biljlies of irrigation should prove to in a sound financial basis iritbout so cver, lhc IllCEt sucptical that' the fut- over the corresponding months of Tho amount of freight handled tho C.P.R. is also a good indication of tho business transacted through -Letb- brldge! b.C.U forwarded from Lctli- briilgo during tho year ending -May.l, 1920 totalled 17.500 tons and L.C.L., received totalled tons. In car- LHU lols there wero tons snip- bTnointed ouTlhat; ped out of IxMhbridsc and under the early a million tons of same heading tons wero rc- coal per annum. I ceived. Fourteen passcnpr; imtas if Letnbrldge arrive and leave Lettbndse every mines produce cunually coal valued at Linked up with this is' tho production on the farms of wheat, oats, barley, flax, alfalfa, hay, vege- tables, liorses, catlle, sheep, wool, and poultry. j _ Lethbridgo uses the fortn of government, whidi includes tho mayor. Its altitude is 2.92S uud _'._ has a population of- fifteen -thousand.' illustration of its growth EO 13 given in the fact that in 1501 population, according .to the ion census -was ill 1911, 1016, j Tho city has a live board of trade v that meots every ivc'ck !and takes upjv1 problems affecting tlic-district as as the citv itself. AE its president i the board Is G. Jl. nocli, who has leading ligure in irrigatrbn. nggitatlon in Alberta.- J. S. Uose Is the secre- _ ALBERTA'S ENORMOUS DEPOSITS OF CO4L Binch irrigation. Figures of the busi- ness i ips jhe paPt'years shows this to bo sjC fact. When irrigatinn "niDrc extensive, and farmers are -phi's snrcd of a tvery year, the city, as- a home for manufacturers and, Tviiolesale lioujcs should become just i so much nioro attractive. Irrigation; faring i-osiulation, and- population ot Lcthbridge as a centre -for manufacturers and wholesalers is as- Lethbridge has good railway to offer to distributing firms, divisional point of tho C.P.H. and headquarters tor Southern AL- LethbricJge's trade dis'jict extends into British Columbia on the -west, to and on the lAtberla coril is estimated lo form 15 pc-r cent, o' liic world's supply. Ot the actual reserve, calculated by measurement, more than three billion tons arc semi-arithracltc or high-car- bon bituminous. An economic prdcess of briqnettip.ff now within sight, will open the mar- ket to tbe vast mass of Jig- kfct ti nljo. WE trust Mat the Mem- bers will: Have reason to carry away with them pleasant memories of their visit to Lethbridge, and that we may have the privilege of years as well L: Columbia Macaroni Ca (U m m ni [5] bring Ca5t Of lleilaw. north of Vulcan and Higii River and circles centre of Southern Al- down lo brook and the United tary of the board, as wellnsthc secre- tary of the local branch of tbe lie- tail Merchants Association. The year was a testing and try- ing time for Lethbridge and district, the growing season was about as dry has ever been experienced and (here was but little carry, .over...of moisture in t from 391S. But the country had gradually been build- ing up. its. resources -from the 'time Hi e fa riners were fi rmly cst abi ish ed on thcjr feet hy tlie big crop of 1915. Livestock bad Increased to "an extent f. j. liUW II I'J l.lUIIUlULfh. llliU LI1U IJ1ILLCU j 'V.tkv.i'" MUU I.IT ..u figures regarding the border. Inside of that lino are j that was not appreciated by even the tmouni o! srain that passe.1 through farminB centres as LsthbrWge from 1815 to ]91S, mclu-; ono o{ ,nB ]argest will IIMVIS the larmcrs are n.ea8.of ,he Dominion. The distance from Lethbridge, closest observers ana 'the- number of cattle in ibe country 'proved rather nn embarrassment during Ihe. closing months' of 1913 and tho' early part of U'lO. On the other hand, large amounts are brinR realized from the in a position fo bring.a large orniMicy into ihe country, particular-1 the raain ly, while Uic present prices of. IlBC o( under forty wheat aie maintained. The figures j OTile.s greater Tja Calgary. But enforced sitles of these herds, the na-, a big par; of ihp route to Vancouver, turat Increase of which dilring the JW........... the Crow aiid tho Kootenay Cen- past few years had been so great As !3J-5.......... bUEhelSiira] (0 )S on a IOR- grade, and I to the future there were, good-rains W'' bushels hr of i in the fall, and these were-supplc- 18is...... bushels I grades on the main Una are I mcntcd by a heavy snowfall, 'that melt- .Tim average values of siiipuents Lethbridge is a natural "1 gradually, and absorbed Into ol_fariu products out of Lelhnridge dis-. no icsa'than seven I the ground. The spring rains ,havc tnrt for a ftve year, period converging lines, each covering rough-; been iilentifnl so that.the- provision of TVbeat and other grains..} hundred miles of grain grow- j raoisturc for the 1MO crop is better tcrritorv, from Cardstoa, Coutts, Livestock............. B'oV Island, Hrant. High Alfalfa and hay........ OIUIMIH Wool i JHycr and -Lur.dbreck and thcYe will 8og'Jlu be another irom Rotlay.' are a few facts con- 191S 19K......... 191'J The monthly rc-luras so far for 1920 thai! it has been for some years past. Goorf Prospects Although the district has eral lean, years the general business _ of Lethbridge has kcnt steadily up Total average yearly j that .give u good to a high mark. The 'following table i Facts spcsk i 0, lhe possibilities o{ the city of bauk clearincs show that lisiircs are [o.- years wnsn ,tncre now going on__ J.rtfibrMge is 76! miles west of Win- south of Calgary on Old Man river and Is on the di- Cror's line of f-i'-H-, apotane, PortlanJ ami l-raiicisco. It is a divisional I t and from it branches run to1' Sweet Grass, connecting witli ttiCi vJjeat Xorliiern for polntfi in the weijt- i I'ru States. About the City The city bus the Dominion Eipress t'.l'.it. telegraph [anilities, ami is tlis ilislribtiting point for Southern .M- lif-rci and south eastern JKJlish linnbfa and mining ar.il lumber cump3 in ilio Crow's Pass district. IV liutols it has tho Alex- Dallas and four Twelve i; -pnlilie lifgh sclmui and manual training facilitltn arc Tor the jiahlic use. TK'Tc is a line V.M.' t'.A.. iiiliMIng in city, a coir 1 i-ioustj to lie proud of. IJoiuinlon (or Alberta, of (In; M.I'.. Oinmlisn I'.iistutns. Iniainlj ifttvenuo. ono daily t-.vo IVttrCars JAMES E. aad ov, n.s its owii tfie uno i General Canadian Manilas- i IJcs c-iu- art, trver.il turcrs' Association mines and the dty us OMI Mr. Walsh is widely K "eht Rn authority on transimrtatlon mat-1 imrposcs sells, c.r.ts rer with'the old Allanti.: cheaper. All watr.r for wifi which ho i.-aj aasoft'n'frt in ii. filtered ttiroujh a capacities ;or '.wanly- Tln'.r.i mimicipally ownnd filtratbn rlanl and to for Un-.e :is ''''V nU-o maini-iins a -.1.0 gerter.il of HID Kiciiclicti: Pisal plant. Ga.i is sold fw domestic .N'Kvipit'on c'b-1 purposes at cents and fnr rjf uuriMEes at from to (alnlng in the field water iTansportatiou. On leaving the II. ft 0. lie via engaged by tba rcdcr- al Oeorgian In 1507 he joined the staff of the C.M.A. as manager of its newly- treated transportation department. In 3919, he was promoted to the i' posit'oi) ot General Associatiou. Manager o( twenty P'jr cabin foel. b.illka do ec-ntul in tbc city. The Industries Among tlio industries now in city are a hrick Ihe iron and brass foundry, acetylene welding worfcs, ma- e pagh tloor Hour mills, brewery, wholctalc C. SMITH Chairman. Qycbcc Division, Canadian Manufacturers' Hmith i.rc'SiiUut of the ITow- Smith I'aiicr .Mills. Mont- OIK? or Int? ytniTiRcst inami- fui.-tui-iiiK in the hut one. that him mad': remarkable pro- gress iii a twiiiir.ia'.ivily yc'.irri. .Mr. Smith Is one ot Hit live of rsiiadia.] industry. alert ile has IJCCTL an active member uf lhe -Montreal IJr.inc-h of the for sevonil yoarfl, Is now (if Die (Juobco Division la linllfvcif bo on tlir; way for highrrr COMPLETELY BUILT IN CANADA BY CANADIANS FOR CANADIANS Limited is a Canadian Company. Its product is practically all Canadian, Overland Motor Csra being not merely assembled but BUILT in thAugo Toronto factory, A year ago the company was changing its equipment from Airplane motor lo Automobile; in September the first was produced; by May an average production 'ot nearly 50 earj a day waa reached, For this quantity production, a big organization'had to built up. Today 1500 men are on the pay-roll antj all of them proud of the new light Overland. The quality of steel and other material used in its construction is worthy of the highest type of Canadian workmanship. This Overland worlc'rrianship reflects the ideals of as able craftsmen as arc lo Kc found inywhcrcin lhc Automobile world, Willys-Overland Limited Toronto, Canada Branches: Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Regina i ;