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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta PACK TVYEVIT Raymond, One of South Alberta's Leading To Wns (ConVtuiu'd'irbm Page Japs Favor Irrigitlon Heur.v Iwiasa of Raymond Is t strong advot-ate of jrrlgatiorf nol only because he has seen it in Jai'sn but also because he knows its advantages at Raymond, where hi has lived for several years. He spelts English very well and lold the lieralil that he beliAw irrigation wiV be a good thiog for Southern Al- bprta. He 'vras quite interested in studying map lo see close the canal of the new sys- tem will come to his M'J acre farm. He wants the irrigation to raise hay foi; his herd of cslilo. because thu 6Tving to shortage of feed on nnr. lani, he had to import three carloa-ls of hay. His farm is five miles south of Raymond and has no irrigation till the new system Is installed. He raises wheat and oats. He has sown ten acres of dry land to alia'.fa but though, it Vas seeded three years ago he has not yet had a lie will try len acres ot squaw oorn this year and a patch of la acres of potatoes, the sugar factory was in operation; Mr. Isvaasa used to thin an acre of beets In a Jay. This shc.irs he is a man of in- dustry. One of the best evidences of irri- iration and its enhancing value to the land Is in the tact that Japs are pay- ins 510 psfcacre cash rent for the Meeks' farm. They plan to you- po- tatoes on a field of 135 acres, Just think' tenant pays J13SO 1'IIE UiTlWUIDGK DAILY 1UU1C.ATWN ELOl'MENf Xf MHK1A READS C. P. R! IRRIGATION DAM AT BASSANO, ALTA. A ROMANCE MAY 17. 1010 I'ssloual dew on Iho grass or grain as cash of c'roy off liii Iho result of tbo irrigation and both fatius and with SCO aero farmstead u; hlsVropj and bla calato kept ou grow- good as any sold still left for Ibo usi Ins year after year. of tbls imluslrlous bired aau _________ The first suuimcr ho worked by tbo In 191G Mr.' Knapu nold JjyiOO worlt. mouth and he was so satisfied with Ilio of crop mostly wheat gro'wu cm land When he landed >t Cosulalo in Hie possibilities that tie decJded to branch Irrigated in spring.and summer, llii EpnnK ot 1SOS ho had only S10.50 lu himself. First ho rented a chief agricultural achievement hat hls'purse and in teu years tbo luan {arm (ll 0[ sa In raising wheat and hay tor us wlio" began bis residence In !bat dls- (llat n> Alight a farm-In tho fall yet he has not devoted niucli ulteatlon hired ban has ns u result ot aivll tnat on uuyluj; to Uvo stock. His wheat crop Iij 1313 ot his Industry in an Irrigated agrlcul- (iirms Wjlh proceeds of each bar- 'j-ieljcil as high as 1214 bushels iioz lural community ma.Je about 150.000 vcsl ln ]912 j816 1917 auli acre [u avomKo ot -Wi out, ot Irrigation farming and besides jje see ho baj bushels per acre. Most ot It irrl. baa the increment on U> quatter sec- molg ouougU...and. then this sea- nated but some, years tuoro water wnn lions bought at from Sli> to 55- per ,iecMeii to t0nccntrate a used than In olhers. Ot course with j.-ra and sold at au average price of (arul o( fBctlens or SCO acres. hay crop it was all Irrigated and ?Si.50 per acre ami what U more, he al, lho bougbl had yielded a good return tor tho labor: s siili his letl'over all a nice eslatu of ,vatw though it was wild land The drier tho year Ihe more sun- SCO acres of irrigated farm land and RHi] hc the farms before eblne'aud tho more buusblntf Ibo more la buildbig'a .substantial and com- (lleln_ Only ou a'few did he erect grata on an Irrigated larui; and whut fbrtabla'residence, at wUU Most of ilevelopmeut is more, the drier Ihe year the higher lho prlco as a" rule, even Irrespective Tho (villuitiug. foVtus were recently sold by Jlr.' Knapp, wb6 lu 19H began residence at CoaMalo with J16.50 caeh and a job'on irrigated farm: NSO acres buildings at flW per acre........... 320 aoreai. partly improved, no buildings at (100 rer acre...... 32.000.00 320 acres partly improved, no'bulldlngs, per acre........ 28.2CO.Ofr ISO acres raw land at per acre............'............... 320 acres raw land at per acre ICOl) acres farm land, average i91.50 per aero, garage attached to- his automobile. Yes all this and uiore is the_success achteyeJ by the hired man who in i 90S'., walked, whistling as he wafted because -be bad a good good bValth-and 516.50 as a nest egg fur t.tie rainy days. fbouKh the sun ahona and it did not rain lie still whis- lied for' hij farm land was irrigated rindltlie graiu and grass kept on grow- ing.' he' began farming and grow- ing grain and grass on 'an irrigated farinjn Coaldalc he enjoyed the sun-. Tho dwn sliown above was eiKted tlii.QiumJian I'acific Railway Dorarlmc-nt of Natural across the Bmr Rivcr-'aiul provides for the C. V. K. irrijMtion Cf-ntoriug on Strailuaorev on the main line of the i-omj-anyls railway. .Tiie' daw i; tlic litrgtsi ot its kind in X. America: r-rnhsm Kimball- town umrsliall. Ranted some'ycars ago by iiay parlment of A'jriculture, adjacent to llcecle'- sunt. of vi-aterworks. Knight. The effect ot the irrigation the town. Tills as yet is the vonly Rav Powell is most noteil at the, corner wher< irrigated tlemonstralion farm of tho the to'wa i< irrigable and there the trees had the added moisture proviricisi 8epe.rtmeul .of 'agrkullurc. cash 32 miles of ditches in the from the Intersecting and It .should prove a value, not only This land cost lilrn from HO to 552 of the unprecedented war-time price. shine of prosperity even' though the .per acre or 1600 acres say at {50 per tfe. has fuuud.tbat IrrlsatloErJpes not f V sun shone for davs and weeks or acre, tolals fSO.OOO.OO, roaUinK.a ealn Increase tbo coet ot produclion to any n a( slretch for Ihere was due to increment of over 560.000.00 in .appreciable client while It surely does moisture in the fertile soil and an oc- 10 years. And all of this besides the ensure, a good crop every year. nonirneated t mTn A oar a rent ihlch after all amounts to onlr 13 door toilet system.VTbe piano is icept: Board of Irade with lana and mnHs-a mills on the dollar ot -ale value, in tie corridor and-used to.-provide-b., D, King- at president and J P 1 S-ith ,r irrigation srsWm the marching music at the time ot as- as secrefn will and indu-t-ions 'cuHiTation municipality and under the sembling and dismissing, thus tend- be glad to communicate further with fertfle sbil thev are a-sured o! capable EUperintendencT of Raj Pow- ing much to the improved order and any-'.vho desire further i .atJarforV crop eve" eli; operates an efilcjcnt of discipline of .the school.' Raymond in regard to succc" ot and with irrt Is mon iSSe Japs hiTe m waterworks, the supph for Is also is proud.of the work done by tie gation at'Raymond and m Havmond the Eavmond oi-tnct tor about ten furnished bf a well and a and Knislit Academy .in handling the district. br ?as or windmill.'lisher -education and-special JSllg---------------------------- Th'ree hydrants along the buainessuous instruction-forUbe. young folks street m prondin- addldonal of thb community.- The Academy has. fire" protection, the chemical a staff of sli teachers and a finq ni, engine- and the supply of small hose edifice. The manual--training 'and mm- ,nrt 15 OTailBhlo for 01, the domestic domestic Classes ot the valued highly, on the Chicago market school pu'ryo'se; The iLll tap, in the for Grade, 7 and s Aam front iy well paid up and there is compara Nurserv 11 ._. rjf the f The to labon of an a s agle tar rate ior of Town Ditcht MARKET That Alberta fcd Battle are Munic'pal Nursery tuelv little trouble in rollectiDg Iowa has a public nur- Is. taken" at ihe'' cajco commission tirm best