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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta I I Second Section IRRIGATION Second Section "PAGES te TO 2-1. Combination of Irrigation, Good Soil and Co-opetation- of Homes ___ OJ1MUS1TV achievement at Coal- Tho Women's Institute. SHiairsrw affair! Irrigation .has made The Dancing Club, THE COALBALE jutinily Huniia. pTow aii'i cp'Opctat'on nas BrowIh BO that Coal- iSe Is not onlsMhe group of l-nshiess imildings clustered around Ihe C. li. station-but Includes also the Hlgh School Orginizatiou the Club. oa o j MegaW are llected by. popular, Co-op, Is a b'eautltul rural panorama radl: fi-onr cenlre at the the-in depot and spreading J? anj nclivitles ot the commun- .Uircaded. fertile ..program for Ihe ana jrass tor sleek herds by en- Comfortable cosy homes are snci i deavoring 'to 'provide recreation'such grovc-s of .trees, thriving rea'ding billiard'-room, smok-; prosnerotH looki IB Iarm s room buildings indicate a thrl t> bapw fommun- communilyvvhero modern educjllo 1.11 j.> discouraging any unsocial -facilities ar'e provided jn the fine arse ,r me cQinmun- i-onsoiidatedschool.toand romwbkh or the farmer's children are transporica ueaulificatlon ot in vans along good r.oacls, AS ino by planting ot trees.' lor looks he sees the farmers arc at hnoiv iu .the. ther '3timi Coaldale community. write and ivlilatltts as they sow for rriga secretary of the Coaldale Com (ion is insurance ot a harvest to lol- 15 intended t.i low no mstler If every day he cloua- h community as aNcom-. school children -are mere! In; lo their. Bile to meet the lans which iruiu the country-side are man- oeuvrlng to concentrate their lords ot happv south at the educat- loi al'institution dverlooklns Ilia com inunily of which tho ceulral Ha Consolidating a Community foaldalo commui.IiyU an ,llv successful Rural Commnnityytci.- tre Not residents pros- .erW, M a' 'result ot irrigation, in way-'.ltat- encourages theai lo make Coaldnle a commnnlty o! homes Init they art so .0 make Go' n wo th whilVplsce itii-whicB-to live., Jrrlga the money ct- success which they invite other home- "is "intended to makers to come and share. A Commercial Community x The directors ot the Coaldale Com A eOALDALE FARM HOME Early History of Coaldale By II. A. .SuESitl, Secretary Coal- dale Commercial Club with Jhe rahcn'ers, witli tie e.cep, the lions ,earcj se tiers nuu the The the dislnt. Good Example of Community Spirit'Shown and of .he farms were t-sec-tiou, section or three- tt'otion (arms. One large farming com- operated as'mndi as eight sec- (tail Ihe water been used con- sistently, this condition would hive been imposilhle. for Ihe very nature of irrigation farming makes it unpro- fitable" to" liaudle extensive acreages successfully, and although it may an- "near l-i men from the Irrigated dis- tricts of ll-.e western tf'ates that tlift t'oaldaU-. district has developed slow- l'v, they' must hear this fact In mind "if the jjamc methods that have made a fairly good success here so far had been used in auy other irri- gation ilisirid c'. the whole northwest. 'its result would have been a total failure. Small Farms .Succeed has madt irrigation fanning a success in tho irrigation projects of the western Stales has leen largc- lyowins I" the tact that tie govern- ment has made 11 impossible for one man to obtain more than -10 or SO acres or a iiuartcr-st-ttioil .lariu. and it is tiol until the wiiolc Coaldale district is on a similar basis that the leal development will -_ In nil i a number of farmers from Idaho came in ou Ihe lands owned development uy the Hallway .'Company, and TvMhl farms their advent has begun a new era in' FARM HOME The land -Immediately .surrounding the pre cut of Lo Id lie wa -it nned from the, Albem Hailwa- and Iirlb-ition Cumii-lm in 1201 b, i com jwnv o( men from Him i purpose ot colonizing vt lerv J.ttte development h d been done on the. W katton wh cli hid been built in -VS H Fiyrlio'd had emrcd a farm, three mtleb outli ot and had succeeded in proiSuang the fir t alfalfa raised m C tiida V few other farmer h d bctn develop ,ng s'oulh of Mthbrldjse, but the --whole district east- of I.ethbrldge vast strttch of virgin prairie. VSearly.a townsliip'of land, inciud- -Mug'the present., .Coaldale, VVBS' secured by the Southern Alberta Fir BIS "Conipanv. of, which B. t. CokeW ot Galftbury, Illinois, was picsldent. and the writer.; of Peorla, --Illinois, was secretary-treasurer. The death of Mr Cokelv occurred beloro anj effort had been made tin, development of the district ind _ responsibility ot the "tic (he scheme rested with the, Mr writer (then n druggist in Illinois) b ft. b.v. listsis'aiKr d-'great- many did o[ ifccbj'le1'L of irrl- IhL other members ot Ihe colon tlonistslS.aild the 'progress.ot this" district. These hlock colonized by men were accustomed to irrigation. nuder more unfavorable condi- Kons than existed here, and itWtty tinply the- same methods here tliat they have nseil In Idaho, the results will be heiieficlal to themselves- as well us to the district. H is so easy farm- ing here in comparison wtil. tiny other irrigated district- ot the northwest that Ihe lo plow up-large icrtages awl get the grain- in ha> been too much for some-Tit these men. the dry year ot 191S has mtt i -Tj-imp in Hit wholes-ill- farming anil will imue i hei en sent blessins in i tome from West .U. S. The fanncTa from the Irrlgated'dib tret of the I nlted Stales arc now [-online In o the district rapldh The large firms are liemg subdivided 1 ne future Is Men roine from vanaiii; districts In the States wall their own.itlea- of which is the best course to pursue. Mr nowlbj from Twill Falls raide i success of racing white clover seed there He 13 confident U will sue ceeJ here Mr Ilailman is a stock man and itara has led that no has raised an hia i Idiho he is sure feeding the best business earth He want' ciunmK faftoi-% that "1-1 obtain the unused iiroducts to feed Sugar Beets for Coaldale Mr Hull has sugar beet IRRIGATION WILL MEAN STABILITY FOR SQUTH 6 lha cA'o wto (o Ike'drrclop- piOilucehay crops, re- IOH ul i M Hie permanent ire mis 1m e Iln.nriil fii.ti. m uu. hare. way. their coiifmttnHs IST-C W0uld hav6 H.. fromMlhnols, was fleeted bi lublicttv anl Keen it vain imi an E0lllera who, whilo, standing committees have been losi -no, experience irri- nomteU to concenlnte thyr encrgie i cimo to Lelhbridge in the keenly nllTC to: Its possl-: on tllcSoriou, ft the club 0[ fin W lo cirr> on ho work eiidugh-. Rev II Uo'worlh liistor ot tho Banned h> Mr Coke'i It was a .what the dis- loci' church like, i keen interest discourasmB Wet riiiglit- develop into Ho vfa.i m the Mrioui phi-eb -of commnn. v lo one v bo knew ,nb oluW> II o pir onigo is about either {arming or col J fcscnl prosperity :choll where Sunda) am! ind it wis quite a Phauge [u ot semces arc held in the as tor a joulh trom Pt con. v "ihe'churcll hut t'nrcse'nl n Vnilwav company for the Mr. -V residence flip old hclioo -.ellllng Of iicirljr a townshil) of Pra'r'e 'Adlie. of an Expert ofthe :waier trom the start, BOOSTER FOR PROJECT Iho rettlU beautified uy ike 'dcrclof mint f a my uou'rf rdi( iiinliriiHlv alulc lent proffurdte tanibfarminf I an beautiful- tields of alfalfa aiiu Kill Advice txperi ;o-oi ot Mr Vair! weH-imprbvctl -hopses won- rca'nll'l Ihali need il ecured on nccounl pcrlei.ce in tannins under Irrigatioa Una-tils tamiliarity -with, Ihe country. their- laml.'wns first broken up these plans ire fulls n rc'ceiilly begun to dp- prosproia, u U all Ot the marked 6J he" lilies of Iho lr man) Iho larger part ot Ihe ropu if .tlis water ft tied tltorls will see fruit on Ituro is nov now the least doubt, and tint day there will who wilt use Mirnoc for Irrlgitlon from au rx ait 'of tHi grain to tegirt c-.j to Imrn 4p Setort EeUlnK Iheir dUches Hi- 0 of Im anil the Irrigation Tlcit'oiimdil -ocmlron l" '7 ain a I illinii'l co 150-, had been laV.farms vsouM Vlbcrl t s, M mi-" U i 9 ;