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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta ALL THE LOCAL MBW8 WHERE YOU EXPECT IT THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD THE HERALD'S PAGE OF UVE IXKJAL NEWS, MONDAY, JUNE 21. 1920 LETHBRID SRTA, PAGE SEVEN Fanners at Enchant Will Take Steps Get Irrigation For Their land Monster Metting Saturday Com- pletes Preliminary Organiza- tion-Mlbn. A; J. McUan Promises Support- Meeting Wires Premier Stew- art Urging Aid in Financing Uthbridge. Norlhern. Southern Algeria's irrigation ai will bo''extended! by approilma'.ely fifty thousand acres, If the plans surt cd at Euchant on Saturday mater nine. will be circulated turoughout the .IVellaw-lxMnond coun -fry for tho formation ot an Irrigation nfstrict and the obtaining o' water included' in this district .will be Lo- mond. -Travcrs. Retlaw and Sundial Co-operation of provincial govern incnt officials promised assistance. Three btiudred and fitly farmers a! tended a meeting In Enchant Saturday afternoon when preliminarr ztep were lakcii by.'tho appointment'c K. D. Mills as temporary chairman o Ibis nciy irrigatlop dislrict and Wnlte )lcmplo was "appointed seeretan ated, thU figure might reach to one undred thousanil. Xo ngnres have een prepared as to the cost of con- traction. This has not been done, Mr. Peters because of the pldly changing conditions and tha ost would differ with the eitent of he proposal. of tho Dominion Ei-l pcrimental Farm gave afsbbrl talk irrigation.' He told tho farmers) hat with the present receipts from arm produce they could afford to givo i75 an aero for water and construction work; Ho dwell with tho affect ot On soil-drifting. I ,W. J. McLane, of. the Canada Land and Irrigation Company, told tho farm- ers that it would them a year to get water from -bis company, and besides that they would have to pay for the construe lion of own laterals; f Hon. A. J. "McLean promised the farmers every co-operallon-tri ,hls pow- er to gel ibelr lands. He told them that he helicvcs m irrigation 'and.-VeallMs'.that suc- cess of the south country depends on getting water oh the land. "For years I have had my, mind made np meeting by a number ot government- officials, including Com- missioner of Irrigation C. Charleswortli, chairman of the Irriga- tion Couno.Il, and .Hon. A: J- McLean. O. IV. -Marnocti, vicc-pres. the West- ern Canada Irrigation -Major M; Muekleslon, chief engineer of tho Northern project, S J Shepherd, solicitor lor that pro- ject nnd Fairfieldi of Ihe Do- minion Ex'nefimenlal farm, Leth- bridge, were olfo. there and took part in the proceedings.. Water There was ifq doubt but that the farmers wanted water but owing to previous efforts made to organize district; which had failed, there iras considerable misunderstanding thai wiped out. Durlni July of last year.a meeting was held a Travers at which It was decided to proceed with a petition. .The.Sundia tlio only section that com worth told 'the gathering that his de- pleted its petition and sent it througl Ilia government channels. 'Thai, dis trict alone was not .large enough .lc bear ibo expenses 'Of irrigation.' 'As a of- this dislficl borders the main canal ol the Canada Lind 'ana Irrigation company tiie farmers entertained a number of "ideas of-how. to get. water from this company, and it was owing largely to these ideas, that, the, petillbhs of last year were not completed.; H was drawing.up th( explained that'this company more rapidly, simply aels'as i carrier for the water purcliaserl 'from Ihe Dominion Gov- ernment to districts, not included In their own 'project. Although- the Enchant dlslrlpl has not suffered as greatly from the wind Ibis season as districts lo tho west and farmers realize thai: tli'ey must have1 Irriga- tion before they will be able to con duct their operations with success, The following resolulion fully ex plains their stand nnd lliclr desire for 1 irrigation: "That this meeling o: three hundred and fifty farmers and tboir wives 'from Lomond, Travors liotlaw ami Sundial districts and northward'to the Bow River, under standingi'that the financial 'markets will not'buy the debentures of the l.othbrldgo Northern Irrigation pro- ject at any. rate'at such'prlco as is feasible" calls upon the Alberta gov- crnment to get ..together Immediately with the Dominion government io os- lablish ways and means for Ibe im- mediate construction 'ol the Leth- bridge Northern'Irrigation project, as Ibis Is absolutely the keystone of irrigation progress for the Jistricl that we are now farming. "This ii the' only1 salvation in sight for our. pwn'-btisincsij as -farmers in Ibis co'uiiiry.r We ftro otherwise con- fronted witti aBaoIuto disaster." Support Campaign In -Ibp above .resolution the farmers got behind tho campaign that G. R Maniocb, as president of the Leth bridge Trade has been con ducting during the past two weeks to gel the provincial and Dominion gov crnmonta to do--Boftetliing to rush along the corislrfictip'ii ,'of the Leth bridge Northern.project. :Part ol the districtCrcprdser.led' by.. Saturday'r meeting would receive its water frem tlio Northern.districts and it is, considered -possible, lhal. par ry to keep Interest'in .irrigation going 11 tho time and get ah.organization f cverj- fanners had'forty acres q rrigttted land ho would be tttdcpend oven it be dldVgel Hire e or-four 'ry'uumincrs in succession. 1 do no bink there Is any. man In tbjs room Tho would not Ice! independentifhe lad forty acres .under Irrigation. "I can assure-you that it.them I you want through the publi works deparlmcntthere will be no de continued Mr.. McLean in refer ig to cooperation ol his departmen the forming of ail irrigatlor.-distric "We either have to get irrigation o got out of tho country because (her are certain districts' that arerneve good unless we gel irrigation on them You are deserving dt every'encourag ment any .government can--give i'o and you "can bo suro of iny support ho concluded. Following :Mr. JIcLean the.chainna asked for a showing of hands b those who favored forming an Irrlg tlon district.. The shbv.-lng was unan mous.: r L. C. Cbarlesworth then explained he meetiiig the Eteps tortake to ton jii" Before it meeling was finished Mr. .Charles; The Rhyming Optimist (By" Aline Michatllt.) Big Enchant Meeting Hear About Winter Rye and Bene fit's of Irrigation, W. H. Fairfleld, at the mealing of rrners in Enchant on Saturday aiter- oon was the busiest man in the build- g. For periods ranging from a few inutes to half an hour and longer People talk of the pleasures of delights of ihe far southern seasj yes, they readily rave ol (he desert and wave and their jacnts to ;he wild Hebrides. And they say U is than study, to toddle about, here and there, in the land of the Chinks and the land of tUo Sphinx, and to see how the Jsps do their hair. They con- verse wllh au ease Ibat I envy of the wonderful things they have seen, for they've made .lenglhy stops with ihe Finns and the .Wops and many a na Uoii between. I will say they embar- ras? I feel I will surely succumb to tho pangB of lay shame as of Greece-they while 1 sit there and twiddle my thumb. For the fact Is. 1 ato not emitted to discourse of the great Chinese waller Ihe Afri ciri plain or the beauties of Spain, for 1 never iiayo travelled at nil. .And while others w'ere viewicg the.land scape'dr.salling about in a junk, I bave stuck close around to my old stamping ground und never got tar from Poduuk All'thoio travellers' stories sound Revolting Held By op Charge of Dastardly A revolting state of things rJs dis- covered by Detectives wallis and Egan at the river bottom, where, in searching for a missing girl, ten and a half year's old, who lives on the north iHe of the; city, ho found her and another years of age. In bed with a man in i shack. The police were infoi-roeo1 late on Saturday Digit, close to midnight, that the girl of was missing. Going lo the residence. ot the parents early neit morning to tober. It will be in force for -V two years and does not cover living conditions. .This point 't- will be discussed later with the operators. points and In keeping' the price o soed.fall rye at a ro-asoiiiHe figure They are evidently quite -willing t do everything possible to help ou and we assured that there Is n disposition on their part to take vantage the urcsent pituaiion t make a profit and they have expres ed their willingness a cost to them. To avoid the eitn eipente ol sack sicking, and the difference b partment would supply the list of registered owners, so that the work. of drawing, up the petition could proceed CritlciKS'Goyernmenl G. II. llarnoch'offered" some critt clsra of the Alberta-government. IW referred to the report that he was drawing down a fat salary for his ef- forts and said he known as "a member of the distinguished order of damn fools." Ho' had been character- ized thusly, he said, by.: some members ot tho provincial government. Contin- uing, he referred to'the' meeting at would be watered of 'Iho tlilcbes. from the canals und 'Irrigation Commerce on Friday' night when he was given a vote of thanks and a vote of censure was passed on Hon. A. J. McLean. Mr. Marnoch did not mince words In regard lo the outlook for imgalion'in 'he south. "H the-Lethbridge North- ern cannot go through it is hopeless o'oipect lo get vraler at Enchsnt and iiindlal. will jump It- ,e'lt into a real living thing or some- hing he said. He touched on he rye question. The speaker road the telegram to Premier Stewart that wsi dealt wllh at a public meeting in Lethbridge on Saturday, nnd which -was published in hat day's issue of the Herald. Mr. .Marnoch praised W. A. Buchan- an's work in Otlawk continued: If you had some one at'Edraonton to do as much work for.you Mr. Ducbsnan at Ottawa you Would get ir- rigation., if those two governments, which you had your In electing, cannot get together in this crisis and solve the 'troubles of tho Lcthhridge I Nortlitrn, then 1 think your chances ol getting water- are dead'.' 1 don't think you can sell those bonds to any private concern." He characterised the present slt4a- tion in a story that ran something like this: The Dominion government is the grandfather, the provincial, the father, ahd'tho farmers the son. The son sees the benefit'of irrigation and goes to the lather for help. The father r. 'Pairfteid was on his feet answer- nt questions about the planting .of Inter rye and gencrsl farm topics. Daring his address, Which followed hat of Commissioner Peters, .ho adve- rted the planting of a'Elrlng of rye D tho west sido of every farmer's eld. This, he said, would act as a wind-break and such planting would e showing a splendid example ol com- munity spirit He tolj the farmers how an unpro ected field, where the soil has been ummerSaUowed too much for this ectlon of the country, starts to drift t will take the.next field with it, no mailer what condition the soil of tho ield'to the east may be. 'By having beso windbreaks a majority of the drifting would be slopped, he argued Sure Cure "Irrigation is one sure way of over coming soil driftiugrln Southern' A] Eaid 'Mr. Fairfield. SnmiMrfcUomng is one reason fo the soil drifting, he said. -Irrlgatlpn would do away with the necessity p summerfallow work and would thus d away with' soil drifting. Suinmerfa lowing, under dry farming conditions is necessary to preserve Referring lo planting of'winter ry ha'said the best time to plant it I between tho middle of-July and th middle ot August. Half a'bushel'.t tho acre is-sufficient during lhat. pe iod but when the first of Seplembo is re'ached one- bushel to the acr planletl. .The ofie-haif iv-busbel to; tlio'acre'givj th'b rye'plenty of 'opportunity to sto out. It is best to -plant the. rye on Ian lhat has been plowed early.enough preserve the moisture. It is well, ii preparing land for this crop to uso a; duck foot This (orms'-.a; muleb'and corks up 'tiie moisture. He said he noticed lhaf.rye has stood lio better against the wind in.the areas fian any time there was a lull In th'e program Mr! Palrfield yras called to his feet to answer questions and these questions were many and varied. He had only been in Enchant a few min- utes when he was surrounded by a number of farmers plying him with questions concerning rlh.e cut' worm menace. 'i The Enchant .'dislrict is suffering heavily from cut worms, this pest do; Ing far more .damage than :lho wind storms of this season. and 1 am not ill content ivhen: I note that some chaps who know ell Mahout Laps silll keep on pionth" paying rent Yea, I'm ad.Ufiat'-I haven't been'trotting-to' cuicB Home; hut have uck right" 'around and bought me imc ground; fo'r'O' Boy! 1 have cop- ad me a hoine! .'And otlcu I'm tempt- d to wonder if I've missed anything yerseas half, as good as Ibis spot where.roy 'cares are forgot and I'm urc', ol'-niy- comfort and ease. It Is ho posted on places llll you alk like a well-written tome, but that sn't a patch'up'ori lifting the latch to ie door that leads Into your home! 'arihers Co-operating to 'p: f ight the Grasshoppers Farmers In southern Alberta are ac Ively .co-operating with the provincia and Dominion government officials In ighting'.the grasshopper plague. A where the hoppers hav je'en'reported-farmers are sending In of arid another ca of in 5V. and came to Canada from Toias.' lie is, one-legged appears o have been'worttag In No. A mine. RYEffiB yards' and 'of arsenic is on' U Farmers thi-oufh'out' the district ar R. Hogg, Brother of Local Barrister, Makes Thorough Investigation. ested in the shack where he "'jtween carload and left; than carloa ound wilb chllaren, was re- wo would suggett thit" the anded in custody for eight days. The swa distributed from ;bBlk allege that be belongs to the latfti working from 'some- central point in the blown-out advised that the willing o provide special toVhive his sead distributed' as Economically as possible. The present price ef 'our. of selected, reclesned rye. in store at the Calgary elevator, '.o.fa.' bnlk, elevator, Calgary.' Yours very truly, '_' Seed Gram Purchasing CbmmlsBlon. Seed Grain Purchasing Commia- siof WriteB of Trade Distribution. As a probable outcome- of a visit paid to the city over the week-end >y J. R. Hogg, western manager ol Hogg and Lytle, seed and grain deal- ers, with offices In Winnipeg To- ronto, It he that a distribution agency for seed may be established In the.city. Mr. Hogg, who is' the brother of A. B. Hogg, barrister of the city, was greatly impressed tho results he saw on Noble Foundation farm on the value of clean and registered 'seed.- The firm of Hogg and Lytle are largo exporters of seed grain and shir a quantity of seed from the west to the east. The best Banner seed. Mr. Hogg, is rateed in In reference to tho importance of dear and Al seed he said that whit Mr. Xobte has achieved in planting nolh- ng bnt this should be an eiimple 4 lesson lo the farmers in southern Alberta. Blr. Noble sowing first-elm seed uses <5 pounds to the.acre gels better, results some favniers do who SOT three bushels to tbs acre. The cleanliness prevailing on thii purchVslnsithe'POlson iii bulk either throu locator through some'other organization, mixing it at cents a green, sixty cents a fifty dollars a ton, all f.o.b. L'ethbndge.'Thess prices are at cost; ft NEW DREAPNP.UGHT Seed ryoiwill ie made available t< farmers ot Southern Alberta, wh( wish to secure.it to plant in.wind blown per bushel, f.o.b government elevator, Calgary, accord Ing to the following lelter to Prcsi dent MsrnocK of tho Board of Trade. from the Seed Grain Purchasing Com-j mission at Reglna; We wlrtfd- you on June 16th ashing r a conservative estimate of the atitity ofvBeeO fall rye you consld- red necessars' to meet requirements n your district. presumo that his Information' will be. forwarded to B at an early date. We arranged to distri- jule one large' car ol recleaned seed all rye 'in Ihe blb'wn-out area and we ipect to have another car ready for listrlbutIon neut week. We have asfc id the members'of the Grain .Bi- change, to co-oporate with us In securing "supplies from country MAKE POOR ATTEMRT AT- GOVERNING OURSELVES J-inS' E. Hughes, speaking attheceii'tehnary.of ilarvard law school 'Sera de- clared that "In Iho art ;6f. governing ourselves wo.hot only fall, short of what wo should expect ia'-s freS pe'q pie ot so great but .we frequently present a sorry His subject was en legal education and deniocralic pro- Noble firm, In the absence ot weeds, struck Mr. "Hogg very forcibly. He mentioned particularly, a field o! 600. acres of volunteer rye, and even here It was all clean. No farmer, said Mr u Hogg, should have any dockage for dirt in wheat. In this Mr. Noble gitea all farmers a lead 'and on his eiteos; Ive farm there is a lesson in fann- ing for all farmers lo profit by. Mr. Hogg made ah eitensive1 drive all Saturday through the windblown area and took In the meeting of farm- ers at Enchant. Soil-drifting, he said, was not only a problem In Alberta but In Saskatchewan. HU concern bis a seed cleinljg plant through which. the seed Is passed before .-H. SI. S. Er'adlcator, nylng the, Hog ot Commodore M. Free- man, is now launched ch Ilen- "dcrson Lake, arid is getting, busy enemy in tlio shape ot ihe weeds that in- fest tho lako.- Geo. B. Bryan, 'prominent Guelph merchant and ex-alderman, Is dead. HUTTON PERKINS Old Country Shoemakers The one place where you can get your shoes fiicd just right. Orders called for and delivered. 418A FIFTH STREET PHONE 693 3 Doors South Colonial Theatre P.O. BOX 340 PHONE 1619 Income Tax f SPECIALISTS Financial ANALYSTS Business ENGINEERS .Ritchie Paterson and Company B6 Acadla Building 612 Third AVenuo (South) It. E. Xewfon. of Retiaw, president cl ilio lletlaw-tomonrt "meeting "iani i was heldj'acted as clialrmaVi; and told (hose present lhat It it was.-de'cidedl to form an' irrigation district a new body bf offlcofa'; sboulil bo appointed tiiua laklng tlio Irrigation work out of the hands of the Utility Board. Ho called, on Commissioner Pelers for a talk on. Irrigation. Tho Commls- doher maps with him. show- ing surveys that bave been -.Mbcrla. He told Ihenr d ,ibo .information in (he liands of tho Dominion government shout .irrigating Ihcfr dislrkl. I'nrt ot the tHulfiel coulil be fed .wllli ivnler d-om'l.ato'MaoOregor nnd Ihe Lilllc How reservoir ot Itie Cxnadu and IrrigalfoD-nnd olhor parts cotilii bo watered from Hie Lethbridse XoVtli- cm. v.-liich woiilrl rcccafilato the con- slviicllou'of n coniliill cvfr tlie Little How wltli i-csulllng nddl- [ionnl txfeufcs Exler.J of OUirict Velftrs said tho forly-scrf; pro position give- aitprex'mjloly oS.Oin'i acre! for Irrigation (iml out liilc, If a'cr? iioaslljic was iiTi' says nolhing doing and Ihe grandfath- er says that If the father wil! appeal to him he'wlll see -what can be (lone but the father'says ho Is'not going to ask help from'that old fossil. This appealed to Ibe audience and maclo them laugh. Ne Joke "Thi3 Is no Joking matter. You know. damn well it is no Joking mat- said Mr. Marnoch. This