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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta SIX THK LKTHlWIUCiK DAILY UWKSATIOX plvVliLpPMKNT NTMBER MAY nisi CANADA LAND CO.'S PROJECT (CONTINTKll 1'Al'K K1VE.) Rt- the Uike MtUresov known as the iionn aud souih Jam. TliU reservoir has OH available oa- pa city of acre iVet. From thfr ijouttt dam. the canal buiH along Snafce Valley and ilk- bow river, aud rur.s.iuto y. called The LiUle IJow reservoir, which has available capacity of acre fi. rrom the Liitlt Uow reservoir, the vatial extends eastward :-ome miles to the western bouuJary of the corii- jwoy'3 laitds. which are lo lie td. Tie mum i-anal eiteuds eastward from ibis ixjlm. approximately- V miles tu the- Bsu- river, ni which poim a steel 7-H fed i'i been tmui. to carry fiave pipe Ml iasldo ilkm-Pier. Thl? sypUou line. viitu constructed "tie approaiuiaiely one mile in leastli. From tliis point, t-ie csnal extends eaii aud north aver uie cam- "pany's lands for a distance yroxluately 30 where iJ'di- vides into two main branch tf, known at 'aterals ant! i-Y" havmi Ungths of approximately leu and three miles respectively. 1u the wtsi- era district, n lateral "A'" Is coa- s-tructed south for a distance of -0 which irrigates laud? in this district ami one extends north called lateral "IT" for a. distance of approxi- mately liSNuiles. This lateral is re- quired to irrigate lands in the Al- berta district. Tho distribution system in tbe west- ern district, which ia the ?irst district to be placed under irrigation, is com- pleted, snd the classification of lands will be finished iu tbe very near fu- Tfce ure- their lands very carefully, and are endea- voring, as far as to make a classification that will enable the pur- chaser to ha'ndle Ills land from an Economic standpoint. This chssifica- lion is subject to the approval of the Minister of the Interior, (Irrigation consequently, you can see ihal-jiie interests at the purchasers will be safeguarded. The vrgtcr rental charge of per acre is another item that is fixed too .Minister b-.r the Interior. Work e hava been operands tho with the- ol) jtct of "Siat croys can bt? prawn 10 (Si? besi cotuutesvu] ad- vantage en cur project. I'ndor ihe 'ciirefut of Mr. Hanson, we luve I'.bK' 10 r.iiiko tiiis farm a paying have aied'tlte tin" an irrisuiiM i.irnior would ate own of have Jisil additloca! t-i'.n- tu-clioii wiLh I'iOL- canted un in ..-oiijtuu-iii'ii wiih tin- Df part flit ti" i'f 'iu' hiifiio: (iirig.i- lioii BrAiu'-ii- work, of COUTH-, ivoutil !ui ihai ordinary no! Have- tj luHhor wEih. -Our reports for last that Konalaue wbicli is ap- proximately ICO acres of irrigated JsniJ. vould luve t'atd Mr. a not profit, above all expenses of tvik. including board for himself and family. There i? uo rtason iu our opinion any oibtr experienced farmer cannot operate as success- fully'as Mr. liausen has done. staled. >ve believe tual our ultimate success' will depend upon :be of the fanners, cot only iron! 'n comrat-rcial atandpoim, but from the cocgeaial eiisiins beiween the surrounding far- lut-rs. and with that ubject in viow we iAcnd ;o do c'rerythins: ia our power to see that alt purchasers zre Our first stop iu this direction is to 'andle all sales our- and picfe our men very care- tbat the general inclination oE aI3 buyers is to pur- chase more land than they cAn uaily are going to pre- vent; "as as over- buying of any: purcbaser. "Our object, of course. iviH be to to eiperienced farmers and irri- geic-fs. There will ie cases, -uow- evtr, where purchasers vnM not have had tjis experience, and it is our In- loiitbn to lux? resronstble men, such as uur Mr. llansv-n. at the dis- IKisal of purchasers. U be their dutlos tu a AS 1st tbeio. and advUe ihtui in any mailer that may certainly wraiii to all yuKhasers their land piv perly. and bv such Mr. ilauWit clo-u' ;'-i lianJ there phouUl tvaiuu way ail laud uoi bo ivrtpund properly. K1ii is our jntfriuion to start small alinlfa farms in the project. if a pun.-bnser comes iu sAitiiciem tapitil to- acquire one of tticsu inu'is. we will seM the same, Tbis vclU a wLo Jias stock, iu protect sanu- ditrittit h s first year by heing atro of the rtlfalfi crop. -We ot i-ourae strongly udvoc-att- ihe growing of for- crops, for for pure bred siovk. koow that more money c.ut be iiuule aloiiff ihese Hues than any other in tins particular dislritt." The following excerpls irom au nr- tic'o uriiteii bv O. F. Herbert, busi- ness agent of Ihf Cauada'Land and Irrigation Co.. tloal mure particularly with Attual results on the demon- smstion fanii of, ihu Canada. Land IrrSgstion Co. ut Raualaue. and are liiKbly iiiietcsiius to ihe farmer, especially il he understands irrigation; Only a few years r.go, ofieu cstiie in contact with men in. Alberta who "did not bt-lieve in Ais though it somf feinu nf- HgEon. but that individual is not en- countered very often in Sou'hem Al- berta at the present time. The very- large which have been held recently all over the tenth-eastern portion of ,tho province, ihe marked Entcrvjt beius taken by the farmers in the" district mentioned, show that it is fust being--realized ;ihal irrigation is going lo play an im- portant, part in future farming of Southern The dry farmer in ihis district finds Urns he gets good crops, possibly three years out of five, and he lus comt; to (he conclusion that lie needs irri- gation' to stabilise hts therefore, results which the Canada Land and Irrigation Compacy, Limit- V______ Srt includes many- items uot usually con- sidered oil tho ovdluari- farm. s.uch as horse lime. ou farm machinery ami equlpmeol, eeneral farvi lu-Alulciiance nud so 011. As therotiE not spaco here lo Elve Iho crop records lor each ot Ibo tlvo jrccr; :h; 1518 records onlv are shown, which are shown In the ac- compaiiyitig table. H will bo' nolCd thai there Is a crops every acre ol his land every whvn-as our dry fariuer lias lo suimuorfallovy. and as u lias halt ot bis IsuJ idle every ytar. The Irrigated tarnicr huHds up Ills land. la tto) troubled by ilrKtlnK soil. Is ossurcd ot better yields every year. is assured of his domestic water supply, can have ail nuiu- her of shade trees and wluil breaks. beft of all, does not need )o v The Open.Sned Feeding System for on the RonaUne Irrigated Farm. i-d, (formerly th-> KMilitru Albwti irjtvj Company. huvc ob- taiut-J ou, their ilonalaiie Irriga'ed farbi should Eulorestiug at tho present liiue. Tho Hohalaue Irrigated coin- prlaius approximately one hundred acres of irrlgabjo land, was estab- lished iti tho spring of 19H idea being lo determino t-roiis tan be grown lo tfaa best commercial atl- vantage under and jvhat iisetbods 4f :'operating- such a farm would give- She best results. It has been necessary to some- what, but as far us-possible the farm has leeu ppsnited: along lines such as any praclicir farmer might oper- ate other words, to make ihu most possible muuey out of H. cou- gooi! farmios prdcttce. Experimental Work As everyone kuov.-a, all expert- menial work Is expensive, anj there- fore the tsperimoiHs hive been con- fined chiefly lo certain duty of ivater test plats, conducted tor the irrigation1 branch of Doinitnon and to, determining whether certain t crops can be jgrowu to a commercial 'advantage- iu this, particular section of the province. The latter experi- ments havo been on A. small scale and', therefore aftectetH ver} little the profit or on the farming operations. The average has. the niea, that tho usual experimental farm. as ruti .by the Jarge companies isn't practieai to him, as the companies have work with, aud he has not." The tlorialane no ex- pensive buifdiuirs; and the entire capital investment is probably uu Ir.rser than may bo found on the av- dry (arm of ouequarter section in Alberta. Strau- sheds are used for both cattle and siieep feeding opera- aud have sen-oil as .well as ei- peuslre buildings for this purpose. f Crop Rotation Results obtained on irrigation pro- jects (United Slates, with sim- ilar to ihe adoption of a general policy of livestock and forage crop? croi> alfalfa, rotat- of this eacli year wltli not a toes, root croosv and field It is well known uo other crop enriches the soil as much as alfalfa, und" as tbe policy has beeu to feed the hay, peas and soforlh lo live- stock, and use the manure thus ob- tained, to potato and other crop ground, the soil on this fami is being built uj> every year. Tin? yields, have' continued to grow larger year ufter year, and they.arc now conaldewbly iilcre than cnn be obtaiaed ironi ordinary' laud .at any slajc ofils Straight grain farming is more or the in spKu of remarks often passed to'thc contrary, and it .is the history ot every grain farming that It cropping is continued year after yeir, yields get lighter, and it is oilly a question of time until fertil- isers have to be useil. or the farm- Ins methods havo to be changed. Recorrfs KepK Accurate records have been kept each year on this farm of ajl crop yields, acre values, etc., as the cost of production, which cost uiUbr' wilU Irrigated is Uwt the costs of prodULlng crops utiuer ivrigatlon, are so lurfe? thul the In- 10 yield tlocs uol warrant, the tut this is absurd. U is jruo, of course, that tin) cost uf grow- ing potatoes ami' such crops uuiler Irrigation, is far greater than the cost of growing grain on dry bud, but when you consider that the aver- :ige yield of potatoes at Ihe Ronilane (arm for, tho last (our years has bean 343 bushels to nnJ that the lowest price received has been 51.25 per bushel, ilo farm, you can easily afford to nave a of from to per acre.- The for water1'front irrigation companies is WD ucrtj each year, -and Uio acre cost of applying' water at Rom-, bna En 101S was St. glvlug u total Vvoliaerru1 tuture fu emit for IrrlgatEu? of per ut-rc. The livesloclv OQ irrigutetl farm are, ideal. Hogs assured of 'auiple alfalfa sheep and lanibs on irrigated pasture, of wonderfully well. In ISIS a ilay grade lambs from'the range herd when they wore about two weeks old, anfl with their mothers, put'on i'.'ri- Eatcil pasture, and on' XOTember 1st before they bad been fed any grain, these lambs averaged pounds. while the average weight of Uio best 100 head picked from 1liu range herd at this pOJuds, and the average for tbo'cnliro herd would, of course, havp been ranch lower.. Tlio purebred Suffolk Icmbs on this farm averaged 149 poumls same data. There" is no'quesliori (0 groat yalue of alfalfa for dairy herds, and aai-lho. iltilry business Is success ful in Aibcltai the writer believes that in'ai. yeyrsylherc will be a large increase of bcrds in Ihe irri- gated districts, of Southern Alberta. To sum-up, tbe Irrigated farmer v WHEAT RAISING UNDER IRRIGATION t f -f The advantage of Irrigation tu wheat is not as great as lo many other crops, as tho Farm results prove, Lut an increase of even thirly- Ihree per ceul ia not tu be und will well repay the exlra liilwr and water rental. The difference in cosl per awe. between foiiserviiis'iuoiatiuc by summer-fallow providing il by irrigation, is largely In favor of irriga- tion. value of irrigation as crop Insurance should, also not over- looked. The loss'of a crop in a dry season gives the farmer a serious set- bach, which consumes the profits of several good years. By irrigation he not only tears a Better crop under or- dinary circumstances, but is also pro- tected absolutely against tho partial or totnl loss of a dry season. One- sirtUi loss would'pay his water rental and the cost of applying the water for many years. Irrigation is crop insur- ance, with thia important difiercncui wlieiij you Ensure you know that, on the averasc, you will pay out more money thnn you get back, otherwise tbe, company could not continue iu Irrigate you know that you will Ret than you pay, because yon arc dealing Nature, who is not governed by ihr ordinary of economic. If it Is logical ami wise to insure your ii'ruu- against l! Is still wiser, by means o( IrrigiillOJi. to insure your crop against drouth. BUILD NOW! 1 Time, opportunity and beckon you to build h'b'w. ProrKoje the home beautiful and city beaUtitui plan, start local act.vities in trade, employ the returning soldiers looking- for occupation. It's the patriotic thing to do, it's tiling to dp, it's the profitable thing to do. Our town has grown a little bit shabby Somewhat in its progress. No i'auif'bt ours, runiess we get busy now, if we do not progress, then the fault will be ours. It's- upjtaiypu investors and' home builders. The need is for new 'fcomes. Put money in circulation, employ labor. It will make out prosperous, enterprising, active, piogiessive and returh to the investoi remarkable J T- riBBSBi--- --XS5 P. LUND SON WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS !N LUMBER LATH, SHINGLES; MOULDINGS AND LUMBER, BUILDERS'SUPPLIES OF ALL KINDS, Head Office and Distributing 3rd Avenue and 17th Street, Branch Yards Coaldale, Chin and BarnweU. At these points we handle Fencing Material, Hardware and Farm Implements.' CONSULT US REGARDING PRICES, PLANS, ETC. BOX 189, or PHONE 516, LETHLldDGE ;