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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta PACE EIGHT THE LSTHnnrnGE HAILTT TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 18, Irrigation Extensions In Southern Alberta [What is Being Done to Bring Irrigation Waters to Acres, Increasing (Ke Acreage Under Irrigation Around Lrthbridge to Nealy Acres. [THE VARIOUS IRRIGATION DISTRICTS GO FORWARD STEP BY STEP IN ORDERLY MANNER The service of the Irritation Premier Stewart and bis ministers telopmerfl Association has Iain In Tiding a means of expiesslon, aoi ouly for any oae district that (eels the need for irrigation as an adjunct and sup- port to Irs Grain fanning and operations, but for tvery on.p o[ these districts. It brings together with one Yoice the farraers who susy after the big meeting ai LcttbriJse in March; and in tho work ol the Dominion government and tha Al government (pgelher at Ihe Interviews between Premier Stewart and Hon. Arthur at Ottawa, (ho chairman was sblo to express the I direct from the irrigation a I, full dwitvs of the whole community. half a millloD acres ol land, as well as I la ihc later negotiations it helped tho farmers surrounding these dis- tricts who triJI reap indlwt benefits from being able 10 purchase hay and alfalfa from ihelr neighbors over the fence end from theni straw .'or their rattle. And the I.D.A. also pro- Tides for the clly and town peopl6 coming together for (heir mutual In- terest in ih'ese mailers, and enabling them, to join iho farmeri In the pursu- ance of (hfir desires. t.D.A. is Influential ,The influence ot the JJXA. in tfirccUons has beconio increasinily apparent. The olftcen of the asiO' elation felt that they ivere on sure A. Duchanan, M.P., to spent with auThority, and lo make cttectiie use ot his Invaluable efforts In the earnc direction. As a result of these negotiations tho various sun'eys and invosllEatlons were co'nlinued anil extended by Ihe Dominion and, in Sept- ember, to a committee ot %vhlch'one of '.ho members Pres. II. Wood, the United Farmers of Albena, from the Canada Irrigation Association, Premier Stewart made Ihe jalisfactory ancoUDcement Ih3i (lie -Alberta goTernmfnt give sympathetic consideration to any con- Irrijaffou district (or help, lu llaaac- Ins Us project. Dominion Government Finan- cial Help It is Interesting to recall in Ibis tec t ton the tpntativo suggestion nuda by the Minister ct the Interior, iu a telegram from him at. ibe March mass meeting, that "If Ihe purchases district bonds end desliei Doalalon against eanio, surh will be Tbls tentative offer baa not been withdrawn. There mra many precedents within the Britlsb for Eo.-eTQmeni support of irrigation projects iho mcit receat bcicg lhat refcrrol to by Chalrrnan Marooch iu a coruwuuica- tlou frora. him from ihe Old Country; the British Parliament has Just recent- ly ]ts guaranlco in the Soudan government's issue of bouds for thirty million dollars for irrigation develop- ment and railway consiruutiirj. Irrigation Meetings Many largely atieudcj nice Imps wore held during Ihe vcutuicr, und ail- dresses wcnj given by S. S. Dunham. acLlug chairman. I.P.A., T. Crofie o nd Job u PoivelsjHi, vu'o-clm irm c u; Travpra auJ Kncliant dis- tricts lor Irrigation, and further sur- work wiis done.' there tbta euui: mor. Progress of Surveys U lake some time yet for the Reclamation Service lo rolKile fully all the' results of their field work dur- ing the sumtntr. H was about the middle of Julr be'oru Steivarl had -reached on the Alberta govorninent thai arrangomeot which lion. Arthur Melghcu, mlnlsttY of tbo interior for thn Ifeuiinloa soverrv- luoui. deemed desirable: but fruiu (true [Qe wt'altier becauip too sevt-Te for further sua-csiful field considerable v haJ been made in farm surveys and ici acquir- ing further informallon as to how tha waters cju best bo brought down for Financial Statement cf the J.D.A. Now aa to tho Irrigation Ucvelop- Associ.ition liicre is fiivcn he- w a statement of Ihelr somrwhat ivitPil finauces at Nivciplicr 1st. The mciulieishii) is and of this is still to (he of ihe nssoi-iiHon ;it Lctli- H. Pairlleld of'ihe Lctlibriilge Kx-jbridse; J- S. Itosc lias boon altond- iround fn arousing tne Interest of crete proposal pal before them by- any ONLY TABLETS MARKED "BAYER" ARE ASPIRIN Not Aspirin at All without the "Bayer Cross" Bheumatism, Lutnbago, Sciaficj, Xeir -litis, take Aspirin" marked >llh the name "Diver1, or'you ace mot, UVing Aspirin at all. Accept TiUeLa of an' uubipkea Then TOU getting rej. genoiae -fepiirfa pre- scribed fey phyiitiias for jnn. Now also sell larger SENDING MONEY ABROAD If you wish to send money abroad, pur- cLase a draft from the-Canadian Bank of Commerce. It is the safest method and the cost is small. vShonld the money-be required at ouce we shall be pleased to arrange the' matter by cable. I THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE PAID-UP CAPITAL RESERVE FUND LETHBMDGE BRANCH, R. T. Drymner, Manager. The Young Man's Best Recommendation A Savings Account is mor? than a start towards financial is a mark of character. .2ne ofijhe recommendations in tne world of business that a young man can present, is a Merchants Bank Pass-Book snowing a record of consistent savings Account may bo opened with 51-00, which shows how highly regard the of thosa who desira to save. Trie BANK whilft you sleep! They atari Ihc liver and loosen the fcowela without BlckcnfnR yoo. wake ur> all conslfpafJon, arming is now of invaluable -ico to the community; and by F. IP. Peters, Commissioner cf Irrigation, and others. he-Id al Mac- eod, Twelve -Mile School House.' irou Cflrmnns'ay, Taber, Purple jpriogs, Raymond, Magratb, Chin Dam and at other pUces. At Qll o' mcelings informallon as lo how o make progress in gelline irrigation vater, (onnation or districts, elc-i was Progress Since headache, bar! ht stotnich misery or cold Is gone, "Oascarcls" never ktep you ar.Tious o InconvenlencC'l all the ncit day Ilk Calomel, Kntta anil, violent Mils "Cascarels" Rre a delightful Jaxa live-cathartic Tor grownups ami child rcn. Switch lo so petimentai whoso fifteen years'1 ins to these duties a nil iho associa- tion has not us yet remunerated him for his services. The Jl.oO Ices scut io headquarters came from [ho fol- practical experience of irriguflou anil Receipts Macleod Souin..............5 -Macteod Roilnvell Mud Lake................... Orfoit.................... VarkervLllc Pearce .Monarch Barons Iron Springs H will be recalled that the Assoela-1 Turin iorxntu nt ihe big meeting n tho Majeyic Theatre, at n March 13th this year. The cxccu- Ivo that was appointed ine'a and atld- d to later met. once or twice immedl- .tely alter the meeting, and they came ogclher again on 27th; and iin on June 9th to meet the Hon, J. MacLcan and the lion. Chas. I it etc 11 of the Alberta government. iff that has IranspJred since hen has called for the brlngine to- :ether ol the executive, bul it inay ie well DOW that a statement should ie made as to progress in the mean- inie. The meeting of Western i Canada Irrigation Association at .Medi- ine Hat-in August provided an op- lorlunily tor the officers or the l.D.A.' o get in direct touch with other peo-, "e interested in irrigation, progress; id then at the mass meeting In iGlhbridge at the end of August there was a tig representation from Ell'ihe iistricls around Lethbridge lo mect: halHon, Arthur ileighen, Minister of be Interior arid Hon. Jas, Calder, linister of Immigration and Coloni- sation. .These -Ministers of the 45ldes meeting our pooplo and sens- ng tnore fully their wishes for pro- ress in mabing lurlher use of monn- aia streams for irrieallon, were, rought in direct contact with our snc- essiul irrigation farmers on their own and. They were entirely convinced iVi personal interriewB with these ajmers, and. by seeing their, crops, that fm'galioii -farming in the Leth- iridge district was on a very protit- .ble and sound business basis. MORE TO COME EH Lethbridge Acres On September 20th Ihe Lelhhridgc icrlhern Irrigation District wns for- mally erected, all Ibe necessary pre-, .minarr step3 having lieen gone. hrough during the summer. The Irus- ees of. that district. Chairman T. "VlV Crofts, F. and Geo.'Chew. ave heen fully uccupled in mo'ving oward the point of getting action on onstruclion, and 11. B. Muckleston, heir engineer. Is now actively en- aged in preparatory work. In con- eclion with plana snd the jiraparing t etact estimates of cost. The universal rlso la prices is eura o be reflected in a be- ween the eatlmatea ol cost of this work 23 made several years ago, and igures based on present prices; but the district realizea this, and the farra- ;rs are prepared to think invtcrms ot payment rather in farm produce than n dollars. United, Lone Rock, and South Mac- Acres The United Irrigation Dialrjct, irtigatle lands cover some acres', -west of Cardslon, voted n Javor oj the erection ot a dislrict during the fall. The Lone ter- ilory Just north of that, in -which iboul acres ran bo irrigated, taken steps towards organization, north ot that again la he South -Macleod area, Jn which there may be some acres capable ot rrlgallon, ond tha farmers there, oo, are petting ihemselreg together or organization. Magrath, Raymond, Acres Tho farmers aroand Magmth. Nay- mond and Kllrline, etc, have made Bomc progress towards the actual for- mation of an Irrigation district, with ho -of having an authorized norly with powers under (ho Irriga- lon district act lo look nfler their business. Chin, Taber, Graasy Lake, Acres i Al Taber, canal construction worfc been proceeding to provide can als for Ihe distribution of water to the thousand acrts which is iMagralh and Stirling to get on with the actual formallon ol an lion district, with (he feeling that it is advlRablc for Ihom to togclhcr In a corpor die hmly row, without watting till nil Ihc Details about surveys and wafer supply are finally settled. Warner and Acre1 The Mew Daylon, Waruor ami Milk Hirer farmers whose lands may watered, ond alEo those in the mote DuLlylng tltslrlcls arOiinrl Forcmoal, anfJ around AJtorarlo and to (he soulh- cast have not yet taken cicfinitc ac> (Ion, hill the thai Is t-cl by dialrlcU In lion work ylll ne al tncir disposal later on for ihcir guidance. Sundial There also appears to A elronf desire among larmcii jn ivood and HIM Spring 'ardsloii Veiling taymond jco. Chew Total receipts 1-. There was at October 3lst f this money on hand. The expendt- urcs were as follpws: Expenditures Convention, February '-13th, 391.9; rent ci Ibtafre 'aBd- slendgrafther 117.15 ublicity, printing and dtslrf- bation of publicifr Telegrams, -telephone and postage Delegation ,lo -Alterta mcnt, eipenses'df flvo dete- 30.50 C.OO 22 30 15.00 I'J.OQ 12.00 19.50 J.5D 10.00 111.00 S2.50 4.50 na.oo 37.50 Butlc Coiumerco and 12 Mile...... Joalhurst and Kipji Lethbrldgo "S.o'J Jow Island jurdctt.......'............. 3.00 Grassy Lake 4.BO 'urplc Springs 1S.OO, Taber 17.50 JarnvveJl Xcidpath................. C.OO ;ameron and Chin 25.50 Etzftom N'emiskara 3.00 Foremost _____ o.OO Altorado lasiuasin Vrenlham Milt Kiver Varner...................