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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE TWENTY-TWO Tin-. DAILY uniui.o, irmiavnox DFA'I-XOPMEXT SATUKDAY, MAY 17, IfllD Stirling, Centre of Irrigation Belt; FromBleakPrairietoCommunity of Homes in 20 Years is its History OVERLOOKING LETHBRIDGE'S (Bv HeraWs Travelling Corre- spondent) WHEN the pioneers located ai Stirling in 1S93 (here not a shrub nor tree, not even a willow wand in sitbt on the hare. uearlv every sillier has a stove trees around his residence. A com- munity feature of i-omnsanlty centre the way thsl tin- pioneers ot Stirling grouped tbeir fatm resi- dences in the village plenty or gardsn and yard rpLiui. Now that entos arc coming into common us? the distance from the farm home to lie outlying fields in tie coumry rbunil ahout has teen considerably shortened in the time taken to go to and from work. The site ot.iio old to-s-o was chosen bsciusc ot its eaE? of irrigation, and when the irrigation water is running in the canals and ditcher. the trees of the avenues thrive luxuriantly beside rivulets of running water. Now- Mr. Brandley has a pretty grove of liOO ash trees" and another plantation of wlllov- anil maple trees all doing well. T. Osden also has a fine plantation of trees an'j an extra srove beside his fine. HOT modsrn home. Many trees have a girth of from two to nearly four feel. 'How a Four.Way RalSvay Town spells that hive tlie habit ot coining to Sunny Southern Alberta. Of course it raioo as u rule, and seme years were wet years, and while nol be needed ever; yeu it has proved to be woll while io have the pros- iwrity preserver m tie form of irri- .When Theo. Hrandley came to Western Canada with a parti" 28 settlers on MET 511, 1S99, to settle, on the open prairie 19 miles south of Lethbridge, the chief reason for the locating there was their faith in irrigation, and that same tslth, coupled with, the resulting fruits ol their works has caused the settle- ment BM! community centring at the. lour-way railway junction town to Eteadtlr' grow and prosper. Irrigation Las' been the secret of success and the factor that has enabled Ihe settlers the handi- caps of occasionally recurring dry Eishl Jays afler arrival S5 per eeut'vf Hi- settlers wire busy on the coi'.strucUon ot the irrigation canal ttiroiish .-.vhii'h water finally reached Stiiliug on July IStli. 1SOI. Since then the irrigation''has been used practically every year, though in n cf the' wf uest years it inislu nol have beep necessary, yet the extra, moisture .which; it provided, even in ilie wei years, did no barm and was in Ihe ensuing dry spelts. Tile possibilities of irrigation Is evidenced in the yrowlh of and the pretty groves of trees which now make Stirling a beauty spot ou the summer landscape for passengers frjm -north; south, east or west as ll.eir train' pulls into the junction town. As yet Ihe hulk of the trees Ere at., the old lowo. where the trees around the school are .now so large as'to a'ct as a screen for the big two storey brick school building. The younger settlement at the junction BBS not yet developed such luxuriant groves of trees, but with the exten- sion of Irrigation no doubt tlat will come In due time. Five Alfilfl Per Acre ot the best benefits of Irriga- tion has been lie providing ot mois- ture so essential for the rank grovrtn of grass. Mr: Brandler reports that alfalfa has been known to yield live ions per acre in two cuttings of three and two tons per acre respectively. Timothy has yielded two Ions per acre at one cutting. Then what It still more advantageous Is the winter pasture on the meadows -which are, irrigated alter the hay harvest. Mr. Brandley and Sons have about SOO heud of stork. Tlielr herd headed a vuretreil Hereford bull. In the summer ibey run on non-ifrl- gaitd land. was suftk-Itful teed and winter yasiure from their Irrigated lund lhat il was fourth ncces- tarv to bhip in only one car of liny. Thi'i last'season thus saving''.vhst others with similar herds, but with- out irrigation, would have to on importing feed, has more than nude up any cost lhat irrigation has been to these stockmen. (ram Mountains is the water and the snuw in the here is the fertile lands." says W. II. Spackmau. wbo adds tat all that ,la necessary is the contraction Qt an-extensive irrigation system. He wak success. fill with Irrigation when life lived in L'tali and as a child otten went .with tis father to irrigate. Mr. Spackman is now one of Ihe most successful farmers in the Slir- Ihij; district. He and his sons have q.uite a large farm and good sized ierds of stock. 'Irrigation has cn- them to pasture stock on the irrigated meadows through the win- ter and In January aomo of their cattle have been marketed right off the pasture as grass-fed cattle.. Seventeen years ago when the Spackmau family settled Berlins there was not even a fence- post to be seen, and now at his home. In the village ot Stirling among Ihe pretty grove which shelters his house, is one poplar tree fifty inches around, and a Norwegian spruce tree, twenty- three Inches in circumference. He 'has tried fruit trees In the shelter belted garden but with only tempor- ary success. Small fruits, however, did well. Alfalfa, Timothy and Rye The suitability of irrigated land in Albtria lor the growth of allalfl his been proved by Mr. Spackman as by many others, hut he also believes that the successful production of New Dayton Wants Irrigation (Continued from -U to tide over the dry years thai may happen to come. Tlie fairly ac- curate estimate of the gruin shipments are as follows: G70.000 bushels in 1S15. bushels in 1S10. bushels in UU7. 70.0CO bushels In ISIS. To supply the demand for nil anil gas fur the iuiTeasiiifi numbt'r ut autos anil tractors the Imperial Oil Cnm- punv ate installing an oil tank al Xew Dayton. so lhat the farmers can be now assured of a regular and suffic- ient supply. The Canailisn Pacific Railway Co. have recognized (lie importance of their work here and havo lot the ron- Iraut to build a new si-i'linn houso hen1, tlenenil tragic al Oils dt-pot has so iiiireaseil tiial the railway company hnvo liecn to bniiil a new station. A. J. Is operating A cater- pillar tractor in ono corner of the dis- trict, lie Is turning over tho soil day and night ou u contract of 100t> acres. Klectrk- head and tail lights help to make the 21 hour shift Ho is a worker. As ti resident ot the town stated, New Dayton has an opportuully for a doctor, a drug store, a harness and ;i blacksmith. A (Sbd Bhop is watlluB the arrival of a KOOd Ur-'k- siuilli. 100.COO.OOO POUNDS OF BEEF FROM ALBERTA During Iho IS months preceding tliu nrmistic-e an Alberta packing concern shipped overseas pounds of Alberla beef. First on July 12th 1901, i Shady Groves of Trees thrive because of Irrigation. Stirling farmers who irrigate grow hay to'seulm'd can fatten stock on, alfalfa and timothy' 'during winter. IRRIGATION has helped Stirling Stirling fanners are happier fccause free from worry in dry spells when because of v-i- Prosperity Preserving Irrigation i Their Live Stock and Bank Accounts can Fatten Upbri Results of Irrigation Stirling is 19 miles south of Lethbridge. .l Stirling has railway connection NORTH, SOUTH, EAST and'WEST. Stirling's five roomed public school helps education keep pace With-'irw galion in making Stirling a community of homes, where People are happy and Prosperous The proposed extension of Irrigation Will help Growth and Prosperity. i J Beautiful in Design, Thoroughly 4 -1 Modern, Mechanically Right Not made merely to sell. But by continuous, satisfactory service, remain sold and be the means' of selling-many others. Three Models The Light Four, the Light Six, the Big Six, all built mechanically the same with various types of bodies. i When you spend your money you are entitled to 100 per cent value for every 'dollar expended. The-nevvS.tude'baker Cars give you this 100 per cent v'alue, and in addition to this, when you pui> chase a StudebTaker car you are backed up by SERVICE second to none in the automobile business. 'SEE and RIDE in a new Studebaker car and let the car, itself convince you of its real value. 412-6th Street Souih Phone 1822; ;