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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta ALL, THE LOCAL NIW1 WHCM TOU EXPECT IT THE LETHBIODGE DAILY HERALD TIIUHSDAY, MAIICH 17, 1921 LETHBRIDUIJ, ALBKUTA. TIB MHULVI pjME or UTI LOCAL StSVlif. LETHBRIDGE CAN NOW BUILD FOR PERMANENCY "GREAT NEWS' IS GENERAL COMMENT HEARD ON THE GOVERNMENTS IRRIGATION POLICY EVERYBODY SEMS TO BE HIGHLY PLEASED of Irrigation Will Mean Development of City and District Along Lines of Solid terviews Reflect Pleasure Over Announcement, Lethbridge, Alta., Mar. 17, 1921. Hon. Chai. Stewart, Premier'of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. On behalf of the Irrigation Dis- tricts association and more espe- cially that of the LethbHdge' Northern Irrigation district, i thank you for the announcement recently made of your policy on irrigation. The Import of this message to the entire province is inestimable. It justifies the con- fidence we have you and your government throughout the course of irrigation affairs and rebounds to your credit as leader of the commonwealth of Alberta. T. W. CROFTS, Chairman, Lethbrldge Northern Irrigation District. There Is general rejoicing' in the city and district today over the policy Best News Yet S. J. Shepherd said: "Tt is Ihn best news we've received in the city of Lethbridge since I've been here..' I never doubted that ihe government would ultimately adopt the policy they have adopted, and now tlitit it is officially announced it is specially gratifying." President Marnoch President Marnoch oC ihe Boaril of Trade, while somcwhut reticent, de- scribed his feelings with an anecdote. "There was once a young lady who was courted for fifteen years. Finally, her lover mustered sufficient courage tu pop itJie question. Overcome, the girl exclaimed: 'This Is so sudden.'" That was how the news affected Pre- sident Marnocu tins morning. A Banker's Viewpoint R. J. Dinning, manager of the Mer- chants Bank and vice-president of of the provincial government with I the Trade, spoke from the respect to irrigation development. On the streets, in hotel lobbies and of- fices everyone is discussing the good news. General appreciation of the government policy is heard and the leeling that the south country- is launching, out on a new and greater era is expressed. The above telegram dispatched Thursday morning by T. viewpoint of the banker. Mr. Din- ning, when shown tho dispatch said: "I have felt that a full guarantee was the only solution the irrigation projects from the start, and the pro- vincial government are to he con- gratulated in reaching the decision to stand -behind irrigation develop- ment in the. south I'Voni a v it mean velopment ot" and vice-president of the Irrigation j mixed farming, which is essential to association, jjist about I our future prosperity." Supt. Falrffeld Supt. Fairfield, of the I.cthbriflge -Experimental Farm, said: "It is un- doubtedly of supremo importance to the agricultural interests of Southern W. Crtfts, chnirintin til tho Board of, I banking point Q[ view Trustees of Lethbridge Northern steady permanent de Development sums up the genera! tenor of the -re- marks heard on every hand by the Herald. Can Buitd for Future Now "the greatest thing of all is that it mnans permanency" is the remark most often hoard from business men. "It 'will mean that we can now build for the future, nnrt there will he an incentive (o go .ahead and build." The need of more housing accom- modation in Lotlibridge which should be supplied this summer if at all pos- sible, was stressed by many. Leth- bridge is on the eve of a sieady growth'-whieh will rarry her into the larger city class, and accommodation for new-comers who wijl come here to lool: after expanding business is therefore of uiial importance. Many thought this was a matter which the Board of Trade should consider. S. G. Porter's Opinion "This policy with respect to irriga- tion on the part of the government means an increase in the irrigated area tributary to Lethbridge of ball1 a million acres in the next ten was the statement of Sam Porter, -Superintendent of irrigation Tor the C.P.U., when interviewed this morning. Continuing Mr. Porter said: "This means an increase in agricultural pro- duction in Southern Alberta of so great dimensions that it is almost staggering. At the rate of production on the Coaldale area in the past two years it means a production ot a year or an increase over present production of approxi- mately Thin dues not take into account the great impetus to stock raisins, dairying and manufac- turing, etc. In other jvords, it means the making of Southern Alberta." Optimism and a Warning (i. H. Huttou of Calgary, superin- tendent of agricultural and animal husbandry ot C.P.U. natural resources department, who is in the city for the Board of Trade luncheon and the Coaldale meeting tonight, said: "The good it will do i'or Southern Alberta is beyond estimate. We cannot con- ceive of the wealth production thesn projects are capable of. However, there is this to remember: u'hen the farmers get the water, what will they do with it? Irrigation has enormous possibilities. Let us hope the farm- ers make use of they get it full use. I maun. I am delighted with the news." Alberta. 1 am greatly pleased at the announcement although 1 expected the government to hike such stand. It is all that could, he desired." QANADIAN WHEAT SENT VIA PANAMA _____ March adian Associated The motor ship Buenos Aires has arrived in JMillwall docks with the first cargo of Canadian wheat via Vancouver and the Panama canal. I will be marvellous and a nat- ural and gradtiHl Ki'owth in Un> popula- tion IK guaranteed.. "Il is trim that development to !ho) full benefit will bo instantaneous f but a gradual advancement, m-rr fivo to ten years; from the experience we! have had there is a full as.-iurance thai the final outcome in benefit is certain. "This, no douht, will groatly en- i ROTES TO TMVEL l I Northern Officials AB Ready To Start Construction Work I So Sure Government Would District Convention Delegates Give Financial Aid Engin- BANK CLEARINGS This year Last year 875.SIT.55 City Commissioners Greatly Cheered By News On Irrigation Feel That it Means ifuch in Fut- ure Up-Building of Fine City Here At the cfty hall the news of the guaranteeing of the irrigation bonds "Was received witb enthusiasm. That it was the best news ever received in its relation 'to the city and this .part of the Province was the unanimous opinion of the Commissioners. Th of taxation, otc., because it is a beti- j con I in'it DO in ting to making a good-j and sound city, a better and sounder. LothbriflKo as well as making a gnml j and sound farming community, better! Will Assemble ut 'Hat For Ride to Ft. William and sounder than evor before. Tim Lethbriclge delegation to the Nineteenth District Rotary confer- "1 am simply delighted and., glad-1 will he held in Fort Wil- by tiie good ncwfi of a full guar-j Arthur. March antce for the Letlibridgo XorthcVn t will leavo for the east Friday night. eering Work Kept to Date Irrigation scheme. "The further fact that Inn frovern ment lias undertaken the full guaran- tee for all l authenticated irrigation The Uotarians making tho trip "for the bijr event are: Peter Lund, Hugh I'rawford, O. 11. Edgctl, Sam Porter and A. Buchanan. M.P., is expect- schemes will give a great impetus to ed. to meet the local men at Fort .1 _ ......_ j It will be a jolly crowd that will leave ihe Hat in the special car chart- ered by the Kotariaius. At the Hut the tii briil ice delegates will join the Calgary bunch consisting of about fifteen, and the Medicine Hat con- tingent of about night. From MOOHO Jaw east the Hotarians will travel in a" special train. The Twin Cities be all "dolled up" for conference and are planning to show those live wires of Rotary the time of their lives. Mayor's countenance the development of tbo various ible schemes which htivo IH-M-M sn clev- erly depicted from the public platform and iu various publications during the last several years by Mr. of the Lethbridse Hoard of Trade. "The final development of all these schemes will make the Lethbridge District the garden spot of Canada." Commissioner Freeman "Tn tlie matter of the decision of the provincial government to guarantee irrigation bonds in full." said Com- missioner Freeman, "I believe if, to be the most progressive step our gov- ernment has ever taken in promoting the -welfare of the province." Commrssioner Meech "The splendid news that thn gov- ernment lias decided to fully guaran-j the bonds of the Lethbridge Nor- was wreathed in them Irrigation project." said Com- an expansive smile, and he looked as miasioner Meech, "must be gladdening if all the burden of civic worries he had been carrying had. disappeared from his shoulders In wlll be protected. WE SELL OWENS FANNING MILLS PHONE 1173. 1233-1235 SECOND AVE. SOUTH. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. Income Tax, 1920 Representative .of Mew Yorl< Ufe Insurance Co. Office Res. 672. Wm. B. Ferguson (Late of Standard Bank of Canada) Begs to Announce the Opening or an Office in The Cony bear e Blk., Lethbridge for the purpose of advising, preparing of returns and scrutinlilns I assessments under thi Income War TJX Act, 1917, and the Business Profit War Tax Act, 1916. Cotl Systems. Audits. Company Organizations. all kinds of Insurance and Bonds. ;