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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta HAPPY LIFE AT HOME and IN THE OLD LAND Mfef (I) Mr. Lloyd George? follows ed by th'e -Locked Downing Street forlthe-Hilise.-- .-r- (2) Horse neral view of (3) .Ridcaii Front Entrance. (4) Paris Air Starts International flying in- augurated between] Ho'unsjow nnd Pr.ris. Customs official checking up embarkation papers. (5) Children of the Duke, of Devonshire., to 'right: Lady Anne, Lady Rachel, Lady Dorothy, and Lord Chas. Caven- dish. (6) His the Dnke of Devonshire, Govern oi-General of Canada, and his family. With Irrigation Near Crooks, Alberta. Data Grown The ator? of Ihc savins of a large' and hay Uila year by J. la typical of iho lhal couW bo told bj hundreds of other farmers in Southern Altai U, rvboarc now harvcalln; big crops as a result timely or rater to I ofribe timely application or rater to Ihelr fertile land, though they raay not have Jiad to resort to the same incaaa to ye I It Uicre as Mr. Jell did. Jclt, with bla brothers, ranches p.nd farmj, about five thousand acres ol land In Southern Alberta, about twenty miles from Tabcr and lour from Grassy Lake, near the lielly rilvcr. Oa July 23 last, Mr. Jclt saw RpUndld fJold of oats, which had t fine promise carl? tn the I JOD, Lurnctl practically Mat Ijj the hot suh and lack of Tain, while uia- liay fields wore scorched lo a crisp, oat t'.cld of Bomo JOO acres ap- peared in be In such bad ehape I It wasn't worth while to turn callle Into 11. Jolt had been JooT-dng.up Irriga- tion, and. In: decided (o lake a chance Accordingly, on July 27, he wired (i Jocfi.1 firm In 6nme 350 mile1 away, bought ah Irrlpalfon pump of tomfe gallons minute cily, and llie p'pca and machinery to go 1L, Lad the TV'holo outTIt In an car to Iho nearest railway station to his farm, iilred spoclal niolor cars and trucks ID transport It lo the scene, and em- ployed, a crew of twenty men lo plough ditches on hla jjelrls and KCL up the macliindry. The pump was attached to a Hlcam trac- and: Ihc pump to work pumping water oyer Ihg oats and hay flelda from the Uclly river. To-day, Mr. Jett Is harvesting Ihe crop. He" asserts lhal the oaljj T run close to 300 Ijushcla lo the acre on tbc oal Tlold, and thai at the rale his hay Is runnine, lie will souio 200 tons. VTHh al from B( conr? to conls a cl, 'nnd al from S3Q to S3i5 a (on, as against a Inlal failure. IL Is easy lo figure out Mr. Jell's The of course. Jo not Ihclurlc f.Rl'malcs nn malntcna-tice and floprcc'ation ol the power plant aa Jell was too bus; harvcnUnt; to figure these out, Al the same time however. Ihc fact llint.lhe plant was Ftl up In Bucrf a hurry fhc In- stallation "co.U nearly double, Incluil log cxprcsi, motor car cWrfes, Md the Ti'ages of ciira men on crew. According to'tha local flm, gc cost ol tho outfit uid Its ln- fitnlla'ilon, under ordinary coadltloQS, ihould not exceed Mr. Jdt's of cost of atae In- cluded Ihe work of Irrigating tht crop rfurlng the Irrigation period. Irrigation experts warn the buly InaUllaUon of pumplop mAchlncry on accoufil of I LA cost and cxpcnso of ape rail on, nnlesfi the lU- nallon Is flrqt Ihorouglily by sin Irrigation engineer. But ,7ett says there ifl nothing to It, and Uut he will never tafce a of 'Eolng -wllhout water en tba Itad lone; as It CAD be punapcd (rom rrvcr. rrhin story rtads like a rorrwiCB, and the raaoner In which Mr. Jtlt eet about to crojT ahowa lilt he Is of The nulls he accomplUhcd, however, art only what of firn> ers. who are more fortunate In their land below Ihe ditch, a TO ohlafnTnp. Needless to flay Mr, Jclt S nrrff an entbuslwlli to Irrigation., ;