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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta SATLW'AY, MAY 17, 1910 1 UK LI-nirmiPCit-: DAILY HERALD. PACK N1SKTKKN Raymond, One of Southern Alberta's Leading Towns, 5 Typical of Irrigation Results s SSsswss gas ?'rm hly M" 53 S'Sr rss sss sir Three Crop. In One Veir over the a Jiicti r-assius front lot that he has good Rcnvc and prosperity is duo to Several detail thc Irrigation canal which pass- ot tho jatlsfa ,..i through the town and district, ihe producl! This thriving' town on tho Carilslon stances are r branch, 28 miles via C. I'. It- or li proved fluaiii miles via nwlor road from Lolbbrldgo ot the Kirni vlslled tho oilier day by a repre- gallon. a, er bo alter o ,r live stock, acre. -The alfalfa at JZ6.W per Irr'galKm he haa seen Vbree gooa aTlmt.'and r.vrn; r sw r (or wawr rltfil. No receding vtt ujed for a srtvlly sydein of muni- nolstore lo nccesciry and the cesl of hay lie considers that harvest livn aero garden last year bad a good crop without Irrigation but ho says that be coulfl hsve doubled the yield. In 16 years ha 1 has never failed to raise .beans. With lirl- and the ccal ot the hay lie considers that vear -ei a better cron would have abont J9 per tcre lhe extension ot the present system ,v, drr ftrmlnt Method, effect on tti i, left a net profit from lhe ot irrlgaUon i. all tbat the southern V lit o 3 alfalfa crop ot per acre part ot Albert, lacks. In Utah he P" by ,lso preventing u. E. Coui ol both town nnd dlslricl. not one v fnnuil who opposed Ihe extension of belief years ycar. Thi Mil for them mui like Mr. Meeks II It li worth r---------- tor inch while spending money for Irrijatloii. ji.1 was Irrigated, become ion therefrom causi-j a content In the all' ol Hie lo They arc ol tiie firm belief Inai iim comprehensive extension of lhe irrigation canal system ana us- lus falicu to raise .ueaua. ter reservoirs over Southern Alberta llie MiUici Eu well suited to "I'lnf a far reaching beneHOui beans ana tomatoes there he whole country. should be sulflclent ran- material ujmmcrfallow Land tor ,hl. manufacturing of -Pork.ami E. C'ouit ot Raymond says what Mr. Klmball rufi had sue. with corn, pumpkins, marrows, cucuGibeiB and all It by also yieitm.iifc if. i drilling tor at least the country needs Is every acre irn years, lie suggests that gated to ensure a good crop ol valuers before that gated to ensure a good crop of nay squash, cucumbers am ii-onio so valuable he farmers'should Irrigate and put each year.- There would need be no 0, ropts cabbage. Irrigated lost It "f about a third ot their land worry about the grain crop for A ltaymollj (arraer who Irrn to per acre. about a Ihoui- has never been a year wllhoul tome wilh aucct3s has found iiiat fall ......._ eond lor men api-nuine IJIUAHV >vi llie Irrleallon system. All know how of Sunny H C. Chrlslensou ot liaymond piiil afler Iho land was Ihe uso cf Irrigation lias made the neighbors 5L scieuiife per acre for irrtEatel bay land, sold for from y per __......_ town, through It. Irtea and gardens, Southern Alberta j received one crop of R-en at lhat wonderful pnco a erea f n and huoared Wnd of a barvejl. The farmers can a town of beauty in the summer ami dry {arming IB tho dry year .iniolhy which at J30 per ton paid for many small farms in that Irrigated clU e and thoso occasionally occur- ualive wlicn the ocw lhe ,lrat jisirfct 2re.uow not tor sate. When riiiB d.-y'und ulmost rainless aeasoni. around. j f( of 1J50 he lell that slalo he sold a farm tor -le-01 Trlde. ''VrU peisonal Interview no douhi mosl successiul CBiiaon and busii (or ,lie a small water risht. such as lhe The cool air over certa ,nany perhaps 0, irrigation. lhe 'project ot ____ in tho fields, and those nnVe eipcrli'n.ed inlcrvloM-ed were thus-; whom lhe ro- somn of tlicm In-Other inisaten vorler happened to meet In town. Livestock Emphasized Kiimmlne un the interviews poihaps iho most noteworthy point It Ihu benefit thai irilcatloii Is in piovld A Typical Stock Farm planted from time to time.-When lhe whole farm is seeded and llie craves of'shclter belts are fully malurcd this fa'rm will be.one ot lhe prettiest and mosl plcaslnf live stock farms In Ibe Fouthern pirn of lhe province.. irlcts. Ihey have a' sincere, conscien- tious reason for their ennoreatlon. Irrigation Helps Finance business ma" at lias niond de- clares lhal Irrigation MahlUws busi- Many farmers sell cnoueli fat- phis" hav to "nance their other farm He runs about a Ihoni- has never been a year wllhoul tome wilh aucct3s has found iiiat tall Irrl- hundred nind of a barvejl. The farmers cai: KEtjcl, ,vltl ensure a t-rop ui grain horses, and he for grain bul they Can ncjt year. He lias also n.ade ,i ;eep Ihem all In not sumroertallow tor hay. Ir- oat ot year he h.i.l water each year. rigation the suminerfallow could be 45 plgs he fed only water an ,ouW Q[ n fff nln. n parts o! bank on the crop next year. Thous- nlng on pasture ot altalfi'. !gation tor me A amaii naL... wuvu (HIT FO often auds of dollars has been spent on Then in thfi fall al tiie age of nino oiu- acrt't 'lie knows Ihot Just as right lo use water from a creek In the iialrle In inn imptjrting hay. it was a strtnge co- or tcn months he them witu uuIck u waler is on the: land It Is tho early spring. Ir, Idaho land above "i.ite no.Iceable i.rfacnco tnal from liaymond one ahout ]00 pounds and killed ,t ttey unuWerin value. Ho ha, bad ICO tiie land ?n ?ho opMon of day five cars of hay srown locally lnem ,vheil lnc market was al Ray (he founder of Ray- on Irritated ton nrice. Is duo to evaporation ot n-ou- and sow Jl av lure coming up from tho price pam lor live. 01 acres ot irrieated hay land 'from which he liarvesled from 200 lo 3W tons of hay which sold al from to S25 per Ion. Hfs siireera has been with timothy anil blue Irrigation Brings john Powelson of lieies In tho treed that thc success of inlicil farming, especially in Sou- (Continued on Page iO. hls fine farm has a water right of 70 acres. Ills experience with irrl- Satlon is such as lo cause him lo de- jlre more. He believer that a farm- er should have from a third lo a .....___ inern ajueiu, ucijvuu.-. quarter water righl and rotate his irriaatcil has an enhanced credit, Manv rarmera who IrlcJ mried farm- tf irrigate each part as eve 0 IncjcasinB his credit by Ol) lllg irrieation just got alar vcr i-L'Ul HO' farming in drv years c.cl 8lcci; when ttiey had to sel causes' worn- to both the borrower because ot n shorlagu ,lis an'd the. lender because ot Ibe dread or eiso sptnl all their profltt id. it a nrop failure and Uio Inability to importing feed from other parts. itions, ami a farmer whose laiul tbern Alberta, depends on irrigation. _ a tirop failure and Hie Inability to importing feed from oter pars. H has yleW nav liabilities. To raise grain alone It 13 necessary acic. Auutbtr business man at Kaymond to summerfailow In order, to be rea- preveui t ._ _ nnct ._ the form resides In the city'of I.cth- hrlrtEC and Mr. Delany and family side on tiie farm. UOSSibSlilv Of lllw uum lu e- JIllu provide the fibre needed lo' prevent ]ong ways towards financing the cost jibre into li. irilh lhe resulting lhe soil drifting wjthoul having the or Hie caiial systtjin. Irrigation, with preTenn0n ot drifting. 'field Irriealcd. tho increased advantage in ralscrl o' canity separated from thV-'w'hcat U the current price t-wca nn eeks, ot ees ros., gaon e. a o go ou o hos practicallj only way to put the ftbrc tli" 'iocal liiar'kel this "exlrn lidhlt of a itryniond, cousiders that Irrigation IB business 'and sell all his BOUE t and bacR into thc soil Is -by means ot 'volunteer crop 'or ultnlfn seaQ was Wghly protltable; hctaiise ot tho re- pies V- rih liundrod ilollars worn tmvn .l all t for ho bad nothing to fecJ grass groiMi to means ot irriBalion -of his cxnerionco in raisins Ihcm. Ono ot Ills nelBhhors, T-ho had h more he practices what he otl irrlgataV srouiia. Ills al- bought the same number of sows preaches, and knows Iho reason ot .aia wafe'eufUicoln Ihe'year end litters-at Ib. time bap belief In irrigaljon. Once in Al- .rri. vioM'ot Ions per acre at eadi pencil to lire on an -irrigated farm, Icrta he seeded 300 acrcs lo srasb. or' three tons per year per and so was able to May in the paymE yet ho only Car Class vice sn France en France. States Government, for Ser- ifs stability idability. Ask the U.S. Boys want a one us f If you Service the Year Round and not'fail you see a 4th Ave. South .at Calgary Years Ago Was Wild Prairie -TODAY Raymond town has 1500 people, electric ligtits, water supply fire protection, broad graded converging streets, miles of board, cmder walks and the trade o( many happy, prosperous armers "A flour rmll is.oper- Ited by the Ellison Milling Elevator Co. The distnct has elector capac.ty bushL of grain. Besides a fine public school, and an excel-, lent Academy. Raymond will soon have a School of Agriculture on thefProvm- cial Demonstration Farm. 1917-18 Shipments bushels of grain, heav- iest yields being: Non-irrigated 32.3 bushels ''per acre; irrigated 57.5 bush- els'per acre. 9 cattle and some" horses. "Ten's'of thousands of sheep. Where did their feed come from? CONSIDER 59 per cent, of local land is under canal and Milk River Ridge range is to the south of Ray- mond. REMEMBER 1987 tons of hay. ex- ported at and per ton f.o.b. Raymond. Potato exports in 1918 Were 467 cars arid in 1917 about 178 cars, to- talling more than tons of spuds. Cabbage exports, tons In' same period. 'Stock yards and.loading platforms at the C. P. R. depot facilitate ship- ments of farm products or unloading of settlers' effects. A Busy Town Merchant's figures clinch the irriga- tion 'proposition. Not including three garages, the merchants' business for two years total more than The Ford Agency sold 138 cars and .several other makes of to Raymond residents demonstrate pros- perous result of irrigation. Imports in two years include'221 carloads of material, lumber, coal, ma- chinery and merchandise. town is well supplied with 'busi- ness houses. There are four general stores, four groceries with restaurants iniconnection, a meat market, and n very modern and accommodative ho- tel, two banks, two drug stores, two blacksmith .shops, two tinsmiths and' plumbers, two barber shops} three garages, one moving picture house and an excellent opera house with a spring dancing.fioor, two lumber yards, three coal dealeis, a unique telephone build- ing, three chinches and two school buildings, both of'which, are in the C. P. R.'s pamphlet of illustrations'show- 'ing the school Alberta. What Does This All Mean Irrigation has made Raymond produce results that any non-irrigated district cannot show. Results of irrigation are noticed now more than ever before, jet Raymond is in its'.infancy, compared with its future possibilities. One of.the first to accept irrigation, Raymond district has proved the value of water on the sunny.soil. 'Notwith- standing most of thc Raymond farm- ers haVe some' irrigated land; they clamor for more Enough water is running lo waste m the St. Mary's and Waterton rivers to irrigate acres of land to the .east of us. That land which produced very littleduiing past two years; could with a little water be made as produc- tive as any in this fair province.-- ;