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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIXTEEN THE LUTHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD THUHSDAY. MAHC.H 21. 1H2I Local M.P. Keeps Irrigation To The Fore At Ottawa oil during this tliiil run bo g and from I liituk It Will Soon Retif n IV. M.I1, lor l-'ort William, introduced a ntKulution in the llmisi1 j of Commons calling upon the govern- j ment to bring forward 11 policy for I development nf Canada's natural re- i A. Um-hanan. M.I1, for Loth- j participated in the debate ami. according to tho official Hansard iv- port, ppolio as follows: Mr. Speaker. in my this -is OHO of tho important that conM discussed by I'u.rliumr-nt ;u present time, it is lioluMi up with some of iho other problems i confront problem of i mom ploy men i; ihp problem of our national deiu. If it. is for J'ariiaiuiMit nml for in bring about, a our natural cos. i I'ltonr.- mis latent wealth of the we vonld nut to so much t-on- I might, crilirine the resolution n; Mordod, fur this reason: t'ue natural resources of are largely undiT ihn direction uf iiie j-r.iviiu-v.l aut'r.ur- iiies. In the I'nurlo Provinc-' s, how- ever, the Domini eminent a till controls Uic resources, raid i fee: there cannot, ho a settled policy in t-uuncction with iho development of our natural until ii is fin- ally decided tlie ronfru! OL ui 11 in tile bo' or Vi'iih iho prov- at present, ertaiiity that holds irninion (iuvyrnnu'iu ivoftiuu'iiU frum quiui jmsslhlti that one ot thu til! Holds in tho world may neon In 1'ie country to the nnith oi Uie cup'tul of Albert u, Ii may nut, however, be known UtU I UMIso and tu country efforts to obtain oil are not conlliifd to one section of Alberta, but that mfurN :uv being directed in r.il parts of that province U1 discover oil. Then> is no wild-cutting, no vp.rel'CBf- nunf- provinrLVi R-'vertniu'iiU fruin nient a! nil; men are puitinK up real ''..it he.51) tu hriiiK about j iiMKiry and making a real effort to essary discover oil in that province. In Ibo 1 am going tu deal with two i neighbor state of Montana a great ii in" what I to oil field has already been discovered within a very Tillies of the south- i of Albord. and thai eovery is ImuUiH; rnnmraKunumt. am! actual i-ompunier t ealitT (Mr -V. Thompson) fur exploration purposes operating in i !oul rftsoun-es of AlberLi. j tho southern part of tht1 province.! i UK- Director of fiis Geological that oil will be discovered there. J Survey to Siipply nie (he Intost We Have ovory reason to information as to tho ,-u-uu) resources; mi in with thus? two groat' 'n f.i.il of thut provinco. lit1 lias fur-! in AlborUi me with -ome flpircs that are I however, to direct the i thre nom importuit uro c'iion with iv'.e devt h :a II hlPTiis in con; of our! pn'vinon of' nut to iiie: i ami tjie Himfe wonkt benefit i'v them on Kansanl. 1 qunte from thn statement: Tin1 folloiviUK table shows thn coal reserves of tiie provlnco of Alberta ih.in it has been at any I as by the (ieolojrical previous time. It reiatea to the devel- opmcnt of our natural resources. H i jini'iuum of the 10 is a ques- j aiat i freuufjntly brouplu to the uiiention of I'nvUf.meiH but which 1 consider, is much more J. D. ci'air tario i.ict'ii.io Hoard of tho On- auiv reserves JurtiiJn .-oal scares i is to lhis House, and largely t'o plliuc ahoul nf iD.-t or moro in thiokncss to u u, cniiuiry now. ihnt. s-reat lior-i lst_ ilcplh of t'p.'-i j tions of llic- souLlibru pare ot Alberta esorves of Ke.serve in unllion loua i and the they contain just those elements which nature needs to good the wear and tear of daily life. A cup of OXO, with a biscuit or two, sustains for hours. Pub Cabps southwestern part ot" n have been settled, and thn] gallon in connection with Hie salrti- proS.lara faces the people today wlieth-11 ion oi those areas in the southern they will he to remain and i of Saskatchewan and Alberta maUu 'an existence upon the land, j that are today facing practical do- that is. in what is known as the. semi-1 stniction as agricultural areas. Vie arid or arid hells of those two nrov-ihave a( Ille present time in Alborla inces. In the light nt history, think alone one million acres actually irri- it can be established that :i mistake' sated or in a position to he Irrigated ma-lr. in the first idace. in op-; from works actually" constructed: bituminous and lignite 4J1.27! j enins up certain of the southern parts acres will lie. irrigated from ----------I of those But they have 1 works already designed and authoriz- Tnial............. heen opened up: practically the whole ied, and 550.000 acres are. believed to total of actual and probable j af the country is settled; but through i bo susceptible to irrigation by work: million tons. I crop failures every few years, caused j which have been planned and the con- Tha total area underlain by coal in! largely by drought those people are' struct ion of which may be authorized reckoned to be SI.075 uot able to eke "out nn existence, until us soon as the necessary financial ar- j square mllos. the governments of the Dominion ami j rangements can he made. I do -not I figures will giro you som? Of the provinces havo to come to their want the House to gather the Idea I of the immense possibilities nf j relief every few years. On account of, that it is possible, by means of irriga- coal production in Alberta, it may j the assistance that has to be emitted! tlon. to reclaim all the dry lanrt Mrea 'not bo known to this House ami to, occasionally by the Federal Govern- j in these sections of the two western l tho country that Alberta contains: ment and on Account of the fact that i provinces, because tliat is not the j about S6 per c-cnt. of all the coal! the settlement of that country was j case. In tne first place, there is only nf Canatia. 61 pc-r cent, of I duo to the activity and policy of thoja certain quantity of water available coal resources of the British Em- federal power, this matter has be-ifor irrigation, and in the second place niro. and over M per cent, of the 1 come a question of federal import- i there is only a certain area of land u'oal resources of tlio world. I make j ance. At this time, it is most import-: that can he irrigated. It is estimated [Hiat statement on the authority ofjnnt that the Federal tne Provinces, it is pos- in pmptrad to w> tor oon- of with thitlr own ra- but trouble that OB at-count of iHck of iQfivmatlov about irrlRatloii tiyittamH on the part ot tUv inveBtiumit markeu In Canada It Iv Imnaailblo tu mill Irrlfatlou boiiilft without Hume halp (roiu either IJomlniou or thu provincial author- Mud the Provincial (jOTeniniftnt nf Alhertu boiiiK ut tho pivv- tint Mine to guarantee tho bdmlg in that tho money may for IhlB particular purpose. Those dis- tricts are formed in H similar way In municipalities, anil they can be. bond cd in tho mimo way. 1 Hltall attempt to establish that it would in the inter- est of the country that thene areas t-hould be irrigated as quickly as pos- sible in order that they might be made productive, ami in order that the peo- ple there might bo able to meet their obligations aa citizens of this country. In 1919 in the southern part of .-M- berta and the southern part of Sas- katcliowan, and in many other sec- tions of Western Canada, practically crop was raijed on what we call tbn dry lauds. Adjoining the city of l.ctllhriiiga there is tho oldest irrigat-! ed section in Alborla, a territory that! was irrigated by tho Oalt Land! and Irrigation Company-, and after-1 wards taken over by the Canadian; I'acitic Uaihray Company. In 1919 all the lands tilaL irrigation liistriet were burnt absolutely dry: there was no crop .whatever. In the irrigation district the value of- the crop raised on irrigated lands, good, btd and IndlffvnBt, wtn eiiimMU'.! by the Pttdlc offlclali to 71 per Atn, t would llktt the HOUM to flf ure In mind, uml tha ume moment that on the dry Itndi thoro wus nothlBK it all. If we could ox- tetut irrljution tu win-re It W brltiK wator and Irri- Kate land, I hew would t-re- duce mifrlcultttttu wftnltH year in anil yoar out. 1 nay timt one Huctloii uf country that had been formed into un irt-JKAtiou dlntrivt ttdjuinlnif this diitrlct qf tho Canadian Paclflc. if U had hud water in the dry year of 1919 U would whcl! they have no at till. It wouhl atari Kettle the question of mixed farm ing in Iliat part of the country, on Irrigated land practically ail class es of farming can be curried on sin- cesufully. There members in till" House from thn province of Hritish Columbia who know what it has beer possible to do with irrigation in the Delicious in the Cup. nas no equal for quality and flavour. If you have not tried Salada, send us a post card lor a free ttauible, stating the price you now pay and it you Black, Green or Mixed Tea. Toronto the Director of the Geological Sur- i vey Smoke should ro-operatf, with the govern-' to irrigate or reclaim and make menta ot Saskatchewan and Alberta sure of success for agriculture, tnembors of the lEouae might appointing a commission to survey MO acres. 1 believe, with this area pf .like to have an idea of the actual j the agricultural resources of the south- acres put under irrigation, a production in Alberta. Durln? 1920 jern parts of taoso two provinces and safeguard wbuld be. offered to dry 1 Alberta producrd over one-third of. io decide what sections of them on bordering lands. A3 the j tho coiU produced in this Dominion-! be held t'or sottlerneut and -what gee- 'matter stands at present, when a U produced O.SS0.3-1G tons, while Nova' tions should be opened up t'or other drought strikes those sections of the SruiU uanie second v.'iUi a produc-1 purposes. There is a. solution of this West, there is uo possibility of carry- tiim of tons. I have ijuotod problem, and it lies in the provision; alone: the stock during the fall, these 11 -f a res sonjo in order to give the information abcut one of the great natural resources of Al- berta, but probably during the session there will be an opportunity to en- of irrigation, wherever that is iiml spring months because) sible. for tho dry areas. We have hart there 'X no feeil; but with irrigation I experionce for many years with irri- '1'atricu adjoining those areas, it; gation in Alberta, 'and wherever it wmM be possible to provide the feed; lias been utilized in those dry sections iimi save tne livestock, and that in it- Genuine Virginia blendfd for particular litjhten the House further upon this of the province, it bfien a success.; self in retaining the peo-1 question. I bope to establish to the House this We have heard something about afternoon tlie real importance of irri- When Spring Cleaning Includes FRESH NEW Then you've beautified your home in a way that will give the whole family and all your visitors a greater appreciation of home cheerfulness and com- fort. _You'll recognize the force of that idea if you'll corne in here and see the beautiful wall paper effects we have to show you now. We have 30 attractive patterns in suitable bundles for small, medium and large rooms, which will 'be sold, while they last, pie on dry land areas in certain sec- tions of southern Alberta, although T maintain there are other sections j it is impossible to retain them j even with irrigation or with'hrigatlou adjoining. Tlio problems that face Alberta, par- ticularly in relation to irrigation, I can outline in two or three para- graphs. First, there should be the most complete storage of high water ;and flood now of all streams in south-i j cm Alberta and southwest Saskatt-h- j ewan. Second, there should be an in-1 tprpretation as soon as possible of the! Treaty in order to ascer- j j tain the water that is available from j i international streams for usa for irri-! gation purposes m the Province of i Alberta. Tho oilier problem ia that of finance. 1 imeht be bus- iness is it of the federal power for me to bring up this question of irri- gation? Even if the federal power has j no whatever in connec- I tion with the actual development of i irrigation districts, the federal power j is, at the present time, responsible I for the sun-tying of those lauds iii j order to ascertain whether they can be irrigated or not, and it is also re- I aponsible t'or the streams which j would be used tn water those lands. j So, in that respect, the matter is one j of: federal importance, and it is of the 1 utmost importance to that part of the j country that the federal power should continue these surveys until it finds I out how much of that country can be I irrigated and how much water is i available for irrigation purposes. The question ot' financing has reached a stage ty-here tho Dominion has placed the iT-.-ponsibility on the local author- Mi ies, and the question of finances is tin; most porlons matter at the present time. Districts have been formed In i southern Alberta, anil they are in a I position to construct irrigation works j if they can find the money to pay the cun f it in not presenting a j case t'or help from the Dominion, be.- cause the people ,who want these sys- Roland B. M-hsv-ev This year's paper is now unpacked and will be found most attractive in designs, quality and prices. We will be delighted to show vou the samples even if you are not thinking of pap-ring at present. c r IJT, DEALER IN GENERAL HARDWARE STOVES, ENAMELWARE, BUILDERS' HARDWARr PAINTS OIL? CLASS WOODEtiWARE. ETC PHONE 1223. 524 13TH ST. NORTH 111 I 1 I I I S rpr I ill i I ml ir I1'' i, nil in Hie United oUtn-d HOT BUNS For Good Friday IF YOU LET US BAKE YOUR EASTER GOOD THINGS YOU WILL HAVE THE BEST, Our Store Will Be Open Late Thursday Evening And Until Noon On Friday OUR HOT CROSS BUNS ARE GUARANTEED TO PLEASE YOU, AS THEY ARE MADE FROM THE BEST MATERIALS THAT MONEY CAN BUY. LCTHBR1DGE NATIONAL SYSTEM OF BAKING, Ltd. 407 FIFTH ST. SOUTH PHONE 1047 BIG HAM SPECIAL.. AS AN OPENING FEATURE CURING EASTER WEEK WE ARE GIVING AWAY A PREMIUM HAM to the- party guessing the nearest correct weight of the largest Premium Ham in our window. THE RULES ARE SIMPLE With every purchase of n Premium ITam you are entitled to a guess on tho big fellow. No employee is allowed to participate. To further enable yon to get acquainted with our new premises, we are making a price for Easter week Swift's Premium Hams at 58c per Ib. Special Display of Local-fed Meats for Easter We are serving a large number of customers these days, and can, please you, too. DELANYSlwEATCo.Ud. GEO. A. DELANY, Mgr. 210 FIFTH ST. SOUTH. PHONE 1580. ;