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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta SATUHUY. MAY 17, 1910 THE LETllimilMiE DAILY UKKALU, UUtKi.VflOX DEVELOPMENT XtJMBEU PAGE SEVEN i WHAfHAS CAUSED PRESENT AGITATION FOR IRRIGATION? With Soil and Climate Farmers, Now Seek Crop Insurance lit: avciagc price ut arable laud Tliis ii especially truo siain I for Iho Unllel Biatts liiH year crops have btcn crown yc-jr alter year is glvou .it- over Ihu willioul an Hlorl to put luunur.; liack the Stjte of Iowa Is J16S.50. and tor into the or lo supply the tilrous Slalo ot Iowa is 4W.OU, ani! fur cteraeius by a grass crop rotit.on. lllinuls avwage of Southern Alberta laud diners not a SIM DO can not tlw.-i; wltll In this respccl from any utlitr lieltm worth ihree or four Iiuu- ttatc or proTluce in the yrairlc rcEiou. ilrcil dolluis an acre, and other land Tht Soil the Beit leii tliun a hundred. The Albt-lta Hut theiu ia another uniieriyinK ian produce. Irrigated land. cause lor Hie Irrigation ogilation and as much as the bast Iowa laud can cause IVIIB supplied by lhe euor- produce the price is still felow illftercnco between yields i in the average for all kinds of land In 10K and 1'JIS. and tlioK' of 1311. the United Slates. The oi-nclon of nnd 1316' In the former years. 'irrigation In Sou'.hcru Alberta Is giiini! rainfall iluriHB '.he growing nionthi 10 mean a'vast Increase In lhe tun- was below tha average, very much be- Oainetilnl wealth represented In land iaiv. with th'i result that average crops values." ivcrc more or lesa a failure. Hut. Ill jylj. and IMC. when Southern The alcnc quotation from an cspci- produced, under an alninJiinri! i.-illy article by. Jas. Mi- ol niolsture. crops which startled Iho Directing the Destinies of The I. D. A. cit nrovin. Hie value of moisture during cial government appearing grmvlny season was fhmvn fur- elsewliere in ihls issue. Is not ilie CTMV (tiat there were none lint could reason why farmers hi the Iflg dls- a wonderful tiling it v.-oulil trict aurroundlug Lethbrldge are clam- jj arlillcJnl molslm'r could bo suri- oring fc-r irrigation for their land, but pjigj jtj the ,iry Tljosc big years_________________________________ II will be an effect of irrigation which tiicy were beyond will justify the cause, for In the very ot a (loubt lust Southern around Coaldalc. Stirling, Magrath and After Many Years Groping About in Dark, The IDA Crystallizes Action ii-ranic aa-iMonwl lo ulkln; in Eruh illntrlrt one Tlic- cccJ (or utmost wntallve on Ihe ciecullve of lb' production cvervjMrlKrsme Impress- and each district undertook ti on ever. mind-ami in tills rtioecl form local of the asioclailon. ftniihein was not sitisfifl Here wotilil lie a continuity r. will, its ISIS sliowlng rompm-l the admirable vruJiU'tlon or fowl farmer, nulled. The resolu in tin 1918 >ntl 1117 whtn the lio" establishing Ihe association am inoie HUH bushel, of wheat to feed the allies-ami tlieu the came talk of reconstruction. which. if it meant anything, meant maWBi ttic world, and this corner ut tliu world, belter place to live in. So fulloiviiLR failure or Sotuiiern w. ciidFTs Of Commerce, vite-i-iialrnuti o[ the Irrigation Development Association, represents particularly the LvUi- bridge Northern project on the ajio- dallon eiecntlve. That for the proper continuance o lhe work initiated al ihii conference of farmers and busiitest people from the district within SO ti miles' railius of Lelhbrtdge. then should formed the Ijrlgallon veluynient Assoelalion. with au Allierla in 151S to produce as il was (.unve a3 follows: Chairman, vice thought it should produce, the demand 'chairman, secretary-treasurer, ani! 2! for irritation intensions was just cihers. with power tg adj lo lliei: what might have been expected. E3- number. Itecialiy since the crop failure of Aims and Objects affcctfiil serioiisjf tboie very till- j 70 (mther the use ot tricu which the department ot interior watcr (foro our mountain stream1. C. R. MARXOCII Ot UfthbrMse. chairman of Ihe !r- bridge Soullioasterly project on the rlgatjon Development AFEocJatlon. aseoclalfon executive. iOHM POWEI.SON tricu vvhicli the department ot interior watcr (foro our mountain stream1. Of Kaymoed, vice-chairman of the surveys had shown to be capable of ror stabilisation of our farming Trrigatlpn Association, being watered from mountain streams operations and for the steadying froia M-ho repres'.nfs particularly tho Lcth- quite adjacent. year to year'of our business opera bridge Southeasterly project on the Getiina lo Builntit Getting lo Business ..v...-. The result WM that farmers liring 5. To uid in the orsamzalioa _ throusliout lhe area covered by the. irrigation aero l.ethbridje Somhco.tcr- 3. To maintain connections l.e such land as they might retain llcld a rnectlng In Hay- our and the Doralmoi under grain, and, ;nmA lhe winter, whidi was government and thu Alberta govern Wltereas, tho preliminary sur- by p. H. Peteri. cohimis. ment to these ends, to veys carried out by tho Irrigation sioner Or irrigation, Vf. A. Buchanan the assistance of these governuientS: branch of the Dcnarlmcnl of tho p y- s. M.UA-, and financial and otherwise, for the tnr Interior demonstrated that Irrlga- (he whole situation was canvaasfd (hcranco of lhe work of the aaiocin lion facilities could. bo extended for Iho purpose of devising eoroo lion. at reasonable cost to other nreas means of taking concerted action To bo open to all in- east ana south of l.ethhrldae in among the farmers which would load tcrosted farmers and moi K; sr-ss: s? s ppring wlmat were common: crops of So the past ten years have the projects lo the south and cast of The' Heal Reasons (JO busiieis were Tidrmfreqticnt.' while, lycly "proven the natural fertility of Lethljrldgc. At a meeting of the West- There nrc other and better reasons authenticated reports of crops exceed- scttthern Alberta laud as well as the ern Canada Irrigation" Association In the farmers on land In Southern ing 70 bushels of Vneat lo the acre benefits to be derived in bcinc one's November. 1810. the foilowini; rcsolu- which is capable o! Irrigation ami o! oats over 130 bushels ivcro own rain maker. wisli to sec the water They made. In the following year-oil the may. hu.slliunicd np as follows: farm of IhoJ.NoWc foundation, Umll- Conservatlon ot soil tcrliliiy'. od. at Xoblefonl, IS miles northwest StaWlltr In. farinins opcralioii5. of l.cthbrldje, a nwasilred 1000 acrjs ______ .....____ Hpm'o making. of siirinE wncat on suromcrfailow pro- bfen at work, shaping Other articles ill this issue wrllteri duccil over .14.300. bushels ot No. I by farming expert will tell how irri-. wheat for an average of SI busheia is '9 bring about these ?3 pountls lo lhe acre, breaking tho feililts. Still ether articles will show "world's record 1000 hoxv IrrlEatloij .as it. has In Have Exsmpkj.Close By Upti proposed liy S. S. Dnnliam and seconded by G. It. Marnoch and The Surveys Made Ua'rliiE "11 these years however. unanimously: wiiile enicricnce .lias been teacbing tho farraera these things, otlier agen- cies '-have bfen at work, shaping up for Justtsurh on undertaking as in Southern Alberta v.'hiter.- The depart: raenl of the Interior of Ihu Dominion government has long known that irri- Southern Alherla for, inany years has thujrj [acts soil fertility gatiou was in its infancy in this part proven, the farmers of of the west where mountain! waters tlie of the farmers in the proposed 1-eth- uridge Northern Irrigatioji pro- .jpct have already expresstd them- Helves as being desirous that .project shonjd be carried into of- earlicp.t possible date, and. wherens the tsJraordlnary yfclisirpf grain this year district have con- that the Western Can- Catered for the purpose of explain-, onco in every Ihree mouths, anil a Jt JVriMl on IswcUtfon re- to lhe farmers Just what the general meeting at least once a year, ada Irrigation Association re scheme Central olfice-The spectfully urge tlic Dominion Goi- and'central office of the aEsociallot ernuicnt to proceed djllsenliy wiih meeting and be eslallistied at Lelhbridse. the surveys in uic distr ctsxlnnt- wtnB o[ mccdngs throughout 'lliej Officers Elected cated, so that the farming com- -lislrict; in, a. n. Marnoch, chairman, miinitles may be enabled to pro- b ,amel.E itl- Ihc-1 Lethbridge' NQrlhern' project area, and llr. relers arul others ad- .._.., dressed sinillsr ineetlnga there, fin'I-. following representatives of the ing a very much.different feeling to- districts which will le tenetilled b; tlon than had been In ulc. irrigation: ing the faririm a couple uuiiey, Jlieleod; fl. Jlelhac'h, Monarch; Ceo. 'Barons anri decision to call, ceed lo lake steps to avail them selves of lhe benefits of irrigation without any avoidable delay- Arid the Association directs R ,er} that copies of thiF. resolution1 be irrigation forwarded to the I'remier, Sir H. evidence among L. Uordeu and to tho Minister of of years tiie Interior. Poweisou. vicC-cbairmaB. T.