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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION VOLUME xtv, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1021 SIXTEEN PAGES NUMBER 8t Alberta Government Announces Policy Of Full Guarantee For All Irrigation Bonds i Makes Policy Known After Caucus Future Irrigation Development in Southern AJberta Made Possible Under Announced Policy of Alberta Government OR PROPOSED UNDER IRRIGATION DISTRICTS wnv AirVitrrrr-ijalwijio Will Be Full Guarantee of Both Principal and Intereit of All Projects Guaranteed and Approved by Gov- Assistance for Northern Drainage Projects. Government Implements Premier Stewart's Promise of Last Session to Extend Whatever Aid Is Found Albcrtans Jubilant, for Announcement Means Progress. (Special to The Herald.) EDMONTQN, Mar. Stewart an- nounced officially last night that as a result of cabinet meetings, at which the question of irrigation as well as drainage was given consideration, and after con- sultation with government supporters, the govern- ment has decided to submit to the legislature at the present session, legislation' giving a full provincial bond-guarantee of both principal and interest to irri- gation districts formed under the General Irrigation Act, but upon terms and.conditions considered ade- quate to protect the province in connection with such guarantee. The assistance thus provided for will be general in application to irrigation districts and each scheme will be dealt with separately in where a guarantee is-sought. A new General Drainage Act, with provisions similar to the GeiWral Irrigation Act, is now before the legislature, and it is the intention of the govern- ment to place drainage schemes upon the same basis with respect to guarantee assistance as in the case of irrigation. In connection with every scheme, whether irrigation or drainage, where provincial assistance is sought, the government will first obtain approval of the scheme by an expert engineer representing the province.'The premier expects to introduce the neces- sary legislation in a few days. Another Plebiscite On Liquor Question In the Fall is Likely Supporters of Dis- CUM in jority Favor Vote Plan to thfc Herald i EDMONTON, Alia., March A. provincial jplebiaeite to mllow the 900- ;ple ot Albert! to smy whether they itlrwet and full goyernmeot control of the liquor traffic or j further legislation to; OM proTince "Bone Dry" i it ii reported, be submitted l.o in Alberta next- summer j early in At tljn cnucuiS of goyerii'ment private members with the cabinet ministers wa Wednesday nigbt, this policy briefly diacuued and met the Individ to those support ins prohibition anil a "Bone Dry" proTlnce, and to their1 op- ponents, the moderationlsts, to dis- cuss publicly on the platform the meriti of goT.ernment control- versus a prohibition "Bone Dry" policy. G.N.R. Section Man is Killed l approbation of Itrge majority of the members preient. No vote or definite action on the plan, howevfer, taken for the reason that the .major part of the time of! the caucus put in diccuieing the subject'of ?iid to irrigatjov projects. It was nearly midnight when the Caucus baring; icLtled the .irrigation took up the nnsa- i able goTarnniftnt sale of liquor along tbe of tbe British Columbia (plan. Because of the physical condit- ion of premier Charles Stewart, fol- lowing: recent operation for appen- dicitis, the members felt it was' un- fair to detain him longer at tbe caucus iind mf.eting adjourned to be com- im en cert again in a fevr days, it in Sikely that the government caucus will Tnoct again next Friday night when u definite decision on tbe subject of aj jnlebiicito for government control will j ibe arrived at aari an announcement' tm tbe in made in the house by; Stewart. From num- erous information. howayer, the HoriU that the holding of mich ptaMiflfte is a foregone Maerus- about tbe onlyqwiHoo now agitating tbe members IB at what date the plebiscite should he held. A of them appear to favor ]t late in tbe year in order to tfce fullest possible opportunity (Special to the Herald) FERNTE, B. C., March j Vette, years "old, section foreman on Northern at nin and killed by the southbound passenger train yesterday. An raqucRf. win but held here. leaves widow, one ion aad -J. mar- ried daughter. Mrs.. Frell, living at Everett. Washington. The above map. prepared for1 the Lethbridge Board of Trade shows what irrigation development will do for Southern Alberta un- der the new policy of government financial aid annoqnced Wednes- day flight by Premier Stewart. Altogether some acres have already been by sur- made by Dominion depart- ment of the interior, to be cap- able of irrigation. This land lies on all of the city of Leth- bridge and includes the Leth- bridge Northern district, on which everything ic ready to start con- struction as isoon as the bonds can be sold 'and the money is available. It includes the United district weft of Cardstbn, on which construction also will likely tp proceed this summer also. These two projects will, when complet- ed, add about acres to the irrigated area of Southern Alberta. In addition the Taber irrigation project acres will be under the water this year, bring- ing the total of these projects, completed or. ready for construc- tion to about acres, or con- siderably more than is now in- cluded in the Lethbridge, irriga- tion project of the In addition to ail tnesr. there are projects on which surveys are now being carried out for -extensions of about acres southeast of Lethbridge along the Crow, Lethbndge-Weyburn, Cardston and Coutts branches, of the C.P.R., a big extension possible in the Retlaw-Lomcmd-Sundial district, another south of Maclcod, and an extension of the LethbFidge North- ern to the Barons and Carmangay districts. In all, these projects total con- siderably over half .a million acres, and while it will be some years before arrangements are made to proceed with them, they will follow In order and Southern Alberta is now assured that as they are proven feasible they will be proceeded with. The announcement of the gov- ernment is the culmination of an agitation for irrigation extension which began in this district about 10 years ago, and which has made real progress since 1914 when sur- veys were earnest. It will mean or more expenditure in agricultural de- velopment "in Southern Alberta in the next couple of decades and will mean also the absolute mak- ing of this great district, which Is now splendidly supplied with railways over most of the terri- tory contemplating irrigation. Herald Receives Telephonic Confirmation Confirmation of the above dispatch, which was filed at mid- night Wednesday, was received by The Herald this morning in long distance telephone conver- sation with Hon. C. R. Mitchell, provincial treasurer. "The he said, "was made following a government caucus which sat till late in the evening. The good news is absolutely correct. The northern supporters of the gov- ernment thoroughly understood our position in policy for a full bringing in a guarantee of both principal rind interest, and (Continued on Page -I) Lethbridge Northern Bond Guarantee Bill To be Introduced Soon Drop Indicements Against "Big Five" NEW YORK, March eral Judge Garvin in Brooklyn to- day formally diimlned Indict- charging profiteering, re- turned urtdsr the Lever Act a'tainit the "Big Five" meat pack- and Co., Swift and Co., Morrlbmnd Co., Wilion and Co., and the Cudahy company. Diunlnaj followed the action of the United Statea aup- reme court in holding the Lever Act in part unconstitutional. DOHERTY SAILS LONDON. Mar. An-, Kociated Manning Doherty, minister of agriculture for Ontario, will sail for home Saturday on the Canadian Facillc Itncr Minoc- dona. PROVINCIAL TREASURER BULLETINS AMES RESIGNS KRONSTADT FALLS RIGA, March Rus- sian mission here asserted today! that the Bolshevik captured Kronstadt from Ihe revolution- ists Wednesday night. Premier Stewart Himself Will Introduce Measure Almost Immediately OTTAWA, March adian Announcement was made in the house this af- ternoon that Sir Herbert BRITAIN WILL PAY (St. Antoine, has re-1 signed his scut in the house. Herbert was appointed financial! adviser of the League of Nat-] ions some time ago. j (.Special to the Hcraldl .KDMONTO.V, Mar. only large, irrigation project to daLo which has been approved by the govern- ment engineer, is tho Lethbridge Nor.- Ithern, and A guarantee of tho bonds RAILWAY DEFICIT OTTAWA, March adian the house ofi commons this afternoon Dp. minister of railways, slat-' ed that the (in- mri ifpfcj 1' IJM51 FU S1A ihb i uession of tho legislature in a bill tu j bo introduced in the' next few days. The Herald loams that tho 'uriralt' members in the caucus last nighi. were almost a unit in' favoriM the full guarantee of irrigation There was practically no opposition after tile ministers had set forth to the caucus the government's propos uls on the subject or irrigation aid. Provincial Treasurer Speaks Discussing the decision of the gov- ernment to CTariintpeeirrisatiou bonds. Provincial Treasurer C. Ti. Mitchell said this morning: "A special hill will be drafted and presented to tbe j legislature covering any irrigation j scheme or schemes which are In ii 'position to proceed with work, and CHICAGO, Mar. Brit- ain has no desire to allow the United States to cancel the An- glo-American war debt, according to Sir Arthur Maitland, M.P., un- der secretary of atate for foreign affairs in Britain during the war, who is here to give a series of lectures at Northwestern Uni- versity. "Britain is able to pay her he said. "Mutual respect does not come from begging favors." PREMIER CHARLES STEWART Who on Wednesday nisht niiido offic- ial announcement or the govern- ment's very f irrigation iiollcj'. HON. C. R. MITCHELL Provincial treasurer, who as a south- ern member of tho government, has been a consistent, supporter of fin- aid for irrieatjun. HxtenKinu. eluding fixed charges) on KOV- 'Icputics confidence in ihu gov- 7 IBrnmunt of Premier Briantl today at CONFIDENCE IN BRIAND PARIS. chamber of made apnlieablo to same crnment railways in 1920, was in comparison with a deficit of in 1919. end of the debate on the reparu' tion tdecisinng, arrived at in the Lon- don conference. The vote was 4SO in fi7 provided thp provincial irrigation en- gineer repiM-U favorably on the en- gineering feasibility and financial soundness of the scheme. on ;