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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta s.vrrnnAY. octorrr 12. mis THE LETimmnOE DAILY HERALD '\(>K SKVKN Irrigation Project Nearing Completion; Water to Thousan ] marta monoy f dry farms are for tho compimy. Tho : our men very ciirefuliy. ;i. we hWO-v,. I Hhoiihi h" no ronton whv all J;i under flu* dirucf ion or|th;W the ^fittera! luehnaMoo m imv- cres Canada Land and Irrigation Co., Big Amalgamation, Is Put ling Project on a Colonization Basis in Rapid Manner -Will Hove Land Under Water in Spring. Alan Mcdrttgor, �mi of .J. J). Mcfln'R- ' f.rn {.-�- to purr-haw mm-" ia:� 1 :n;ir iii*-v or. Mini if veteran o!" Ihe present \v;ii\ 11 actually handle. \\v M'lu: Etiiiiiiliiiic irrlKalerl farm, which prevn*, an J a r a i,� . . Is n tiffiiifIfnl phoe jirl lifMvn in the over hn>im* of any pur-h,i � valloy In the hend of the Mow Uiv-r whur*s thu stream tnnm tmuthe.aKi whtiIk, in in charge of Mr. Hansen, an expert and an i*nthu.iattt. This farm not tori $t�.ono for the company should lint he prepare! prop*-re. "Ir ]�� mtr inti-ritioii to :'':i;-t ..:*.>nl 1 ! alfalfa far;n:> jn dilt r.-nf par^ �.f ,]� ! proj�-� f.  ; ;� jnir' h;�'=,' r ccme in * * J J with ! ufheier.t capita! to ."tcqu.n- �nu of I lie,- m Uu't::, \v �  w. '1 i I f he a " � This parth ul;ir feature will imiiiV"1 : mall, who tia;: ; lock, In prot� i if ^aine Murine h: = lir-1 year h hfi:o xperi'inee, ami it , � , ,�,�,.,,.  Mire of an ali\:l,X r mp. W'>-n-Duncan Marshall, was the host, crop ; riutiej; to assist, fheni, .--mi adv � � th'.'ii- run be n;;oi" alo'n: the--.- line,; '�an Wincarnis brings New Health and New Strength to all who arc "Our object, of con: -c, will l.o nell I 1 experienced fa ; ;,,r.r Kutors;. There will he \, V(>ri where purchasers wiIi !.': :M\.- had thin, thin Weak, Anemic, Nervous, R un-aown 1 J 1 'dne 11'irfltMl Tf it j\f rv- :nt 'd' H1 jii-iIo",n lit inn m u 1 n!*1 rj r'! A \ Pi -;., 1 �:*If; 1 onfejl, he;idinp a party of Mritish 1 nlaU-d to hrini; water to ,> total of j , ;, jib a li-l - "ho wen; II i'M interested -i'tnefhinK over L! ;n ivi; ot land.; in Ho- project by J. 1). McCp-tfor. a has now rea.d.ed thai . om j.le! ion j la rK aere.-i of the laed will bo I Mnri-,1 out. upon the undettakltu: �tUu> h.-thbrid.-' exhibition. The sheep � in 1 of pcuh fn Alberta this year. Another . jn ;,,v i^jatter that I'm crop that has lieen brought, to perfec- \\r ,,,, ;[ ().rtainlv warn tf) ..J, all pur-' th;:i on this farm is thai of corn, whirl! rha^r,; prepare ihej. !aMd propeplv 1 r'ha- H t'-ic liv thorough and pf''"i:f w^rk, ha-, hL'en aerlimated and broiiiuh: to a hU;h dogree of perfect im 1>\ Mr. Han-Til If corn i.^ kn.iwi. in many httei" in t\n>. jn'oviio-e 10 la.-. On th!.-. fatui tne average of hoMI" 01 tiv crop:;'iocid in 1 !  . � in.I are as follows: * Wheat average yield 4*1.7 bush��!v oatrf '.'1..'� burheh . harb-y aa.;! bus'heln. alfalfa ^.o? toib, tie)d je-a- 41 bushel**, pot a t ueH ;;e; inisiieh , ,^wt" t com dozen The �1 vi->:ock on ibis fann i; a!-r Wincarnis is i 1 - 1* t1ti !*' .\ Tin /Mill I r ' - Mjij^i'infl'*1 ' ;:n-, ft^k1. i*"'- - - rlt>i"! 1 * ' H^ Muslimi - t /m* f,� 1 n ?. * 11!' i� ^wt% -11 * ;:* v* W �i-:n( t .� V r J .�� * ( I - �'' m ) - r m n k' r f 1 * 1 h F f>nr ! 1 - Ml* 4ii 1 f � )'.'ie'f arr r, >n :1' la ! \\ ee); in a 1 r!p over i !i pro- "Alberta. The big ditch was built,!, va:-i Mini:, of monev were spent, in' Ttie it,line of the * omp;:uv which 1 )> jiigin:: thj Mmi--*1 hunl^ ij) Mu- Sul' 11 : �iiii''u hat i nte;-e.;i f Jig. joa.-niucli a. i- an ain.ilgamal ion -if ihi'ee compan ie,. wliieb Mailed in on tlie land, wheat j;: o�vinij and irrt^a i i.ut hn di:e.\ on a field (li^triet. Over i!un miles of main ditch \\ a ba1!'. hime e\pi nditure^ mi dertaivin in [lime's and f>;f�e-' entrin-| eerini; work, ami ihen the project, ' �r. a Details of Project A detailed rje-eri prion of Mie KJnt'crini*: wr.rk on C-e proj'-,-; follows . The :: mile \ i of wliicii are construct- d. and re,.d% for operation. The Intake W'orJ; * which consist of two Weir: . knov n a* the diversion weir and Spill Mam havlntr a length of Jm;,; -v,.f ;ind .*.!'; feet r -spf! tively. are c U!.-trucie�l. and nt ihe eastern �-:sd "f diver--!":i Weir, a sluiceway i � � n'�M:u.-!ei!, having -t-.NX |u sfoe.y slti'ei. g;i*e \,\ Joining the -!u:c.eVi. N ),,. \u\lx)lt t L Thresh-no on the Canntla Land nnd Irriyation Co. Farms. Went ['.at when f in a cc ial 11 'oubb\ ran." up >n 'he � iinpaeiev *n |)e, �*iii* 1 ot 1). W ||;(\v- a:i irriga- tion expert from the I' S IP'! 1 .tu.rbui Scr. � e, a man of vision a- well a-, of and � i'iur taah - '.*� ere *  �' ' � j))jon, two v. -. and t hree -in � r. concrete drop*-. There are two dams af the |,ak" Mc) IreL'or rf>er\ oir. kt.own t lie mi it H aiel south Hani Thi.- resell oir ha- an a v. ii la hie eap acit\ of ;*mii,uom acre fr From rhr-' -outh dam. the canal i.- built along the Snake Valb y and the Little Mow diver, arid runs into a ha- in called tin1 Little How ie.-ervoir. whieii has nvailahb- >�:� a.. 'a lilt Ml 1 t ae p;-i je- t v. a Me for a time. In JUfi,. ni ).i .f v m; I .ik til - def; ni t e ,;ia pe v. mm ' i; lo;; . ! 11 a i i war iui'ii:*hi op e!i'.*,'*ed aa a ma U.ima : a^ F'at'd .ibove, w-t'a a c . p .'� al i /* t' eVe;y evab a � M e\eutUaii'. be romi'i:' i!ie .u, . . - it, preniot �'t ha\ able engineering fea; - Uie and e\a mpie^ of S[tlend!d cofi-a'nicriori work are tn ho secii. f The mta\e ron^trmtion ha� no* . s ,,,, n , . , , . . capacitv of n.nnn aw i anal in the i our^e of the canal there are * o luu'e Mju'iuri'-, cuie -everal rnib's east in ler.iMh, carrving the waf'-r I p. n' ii ' h t ong!> t lie 1 low Hi ver valley ca.Mern end of the main  Tile -o a;v * r near the t a ual two liwiio flumes, one n-'iir the in'ake. ami tin- other, a hue** affair exact I;, a mile in length and,, which i o'e ?1.(m11 to build, crossing the vallev just east of the Vauxhall farm of t!o- company. Huge Artificial Lake. greatest feature of t Jit Little How reservoir, the canal 'x-tends cii-; ward sreoe jy mib s to tho western boundary oi Mm com pan vV la fn!:-. wh ich a re to |i im he* in:add uiauie'er. Thi- syphon Hue. when const: acted wtit In* approximately one tnib' in Jength. 1-Tom this point, the canal ex-tends east and north over the company's lands for a distance of approx-, imately .'10 miles, where it divides into |two main br;in�dws. known as lateral* Tin l rich! i'u;-it on too uor.aiunc inujaucci Harm, r 1 canal is tlte lntge reservoir In Snake. A Sound Basis, valley, an artificial lake which \vhroji(d for a mouth Hhould the water be cut off from above. There are iwu large cuts on tlit' project, ouu not far from the Intake, which is nearly two miles long and sevmity feet to show the buyer what ho In buying. H alno taken the utmost padua to HiH'urn only tuosu buyers who are roas-onubly Hun* of making 1^ suceefs of their purchase. * Tho satistied and BUcrwHKful faruinr la :i HUcrossful project" is the policy tho company is working 0%. The company futthormore, \s not by any meuiiK Uofturtlng tho man onco deop. and the oilier lauding into t he j h"0 "onto'hTs land. The company j if out to-help tlie furnier make a sue-cens of hlH purchase, and lias initiated reservoir near Travers, which in not 1 bo huge. . J"I>" and "K" having lengths of1 ap-main j pj-oxinuitely ten and Mirer miler. re- j 1 >pec! lvoly. In the western district, a I lateral "A" in constructed south fur a distance of twenty miles.' which irrf-' gntt-s hinds in thh- district, and 0110 1 extenils north called lateral "\V" for.1 a dUtatiee itf approximately twenty-, nine miles. This lateral is required' to irrigate lands in the Alberta riis- i t rict The distribution system in the West-ern district, which i* the tirst district to be plffced under irrigation, is com* pieted. and the (dassification of land* will be lininhod in the very pear future. ' 1 Tho company are classifying their! lands very carefully, and are endeavoring, us far as possible, to make a ebiHHiileutlon that w'll enable the pur chaser to hatuilo his laud ironi an economic standpoint. This classihra-Uou is Mthject to the approval oi' the Minister of the Interior, (Irrigation HranclM. consequently, you can see that the interests of the purchasers will he safeguarded. Thr water rental chargo of $l.r>() per aero is another item thai i* lixod by the Minister of the Interior. Work on Ronalane Farm Speaking f 'he Konalnue irrigated farm, which comprises too acres, one } of tho ohiclals of the company Mates: : *'(Hir iioiniiatie Kami was started in 1014, ami muc�. that, date, wo havo � boon operutlng tho farm with tho oh- ' Jeot of determining what crops en ho ; grown to the host common inl advantage o^ our project. Curio, the care , fill supervision of Mr. Hanson, w>� , hnvo boon able io make this fuim a paying proposition, and have operated the farm uIoiik tho a-uim Lm\s hat ; any irriKftt�*J /armor would op^ratH | his own place. Wo. of cour.v\ nave 1 th .ev-ral wj,y, of h,.pln� W� to that Zi'ZJZa^^r Now 1 hut th- ....Kinum-inK w,rk ,.f 1 *,uc,," iu',0 ''�''nbllshliig a �cr-1 wlth the ,eMt ,,olll whl,.h Wl. (.arrl0r/��>>, potont rtlrec ; ,, ,, ,.0J,jUI),.,ion wjlh ,,� , u.t. ' 1 t Inn nut mii r iinliiilii i*fiMi\ii fiirma f/.� 1 I �� � and tho supply of wafer assured, tlie i rompaay is turning its attention to Its colonization scheme, whereby it hopes to eolouUo between low) ami L'OOti settlors on Its irrigated lands. The amalgamated companv controls a total of � (tfto.ouu acres of land north and east of Kotlaw. As mentioned before, 201).-000 acres of this is Irrigable; not only irrigable, but most admirably ariuptod from all viewpoints for the purpose;* of Irrigation, The soil is the very bast for irrigation purposes, tho lay of the land, or ihe great majority of it is Ideal, ilmi'o being scarcely a section of the irrigable tracts that cannot easily be reached hy water, North of Vaiuchaii whore tho company is establishing onn of its farms, t here is a particularly beautiful strotch of, country, sloping away on both sides from tho main canal, and lending itself readily lo tho purpose t>f irrigation. I tion. not as rimnontriratiou farms, tor they do not, hellevo in spending a lot of money to do what an ordinary fanner cannot do.but to assist in Rolvlng tho problems of the ordinary farmer who tinds himnrdf living on tho company'* Jand. Irrigation men of experience will be available to thoso farmers for vorvieo and hoip whenoiutr needed. The Company Farms to thf> company's own farms, ono has only to pay a visit to their four farms at present in oporation to ho roiivlnrotl of what a paradlso has boon croatod. Tho company, under tho dlr action of Mr. Hayes, who is a poetical agriculturist aa well m an Irrigation expert has mario iU four far inn pay not only expenses, but a very tlno surplus ouch year which has boon applied on tho project generally. Tho Home ranch farm which is an irrigated farm, tho Bungalow farm, a dry farm, the lloiiahino dry farm and tho Honnlane irrigated farm, all havo mont ot the Interior (Irrigation Branch). This work, of course, would he something that tho ordinary farmer would not havo to bother 'with "Our records for last your show that tho Konulane K*arm. which is approximately 100 acres of irrigated land, would have paid Mr. Hanson a net. profit, akove all expenses of $1 v � P si "Troops travel a!or.^*idr of *V>rm ha"-'" th*-ir work rut out. General Cnrrie r-rf-nv* to i ir:v* h^.';l r.itlwnji tti hi* po kcr, ond it ttie t .o.adkin^ hai. r to ? top anvwlirn' ior a (hiy or tv,o. t,-air.-pot tat inn i,r iiif.ii' * p: r- k ni1 I^hind t hem as if by map. Ccirnam* wdl rr.i'cs o;.: lUvc w.ty to .i\old the C'ann k - * The Canadian Arm* \.l ' SS. x^s: porr, in equipment for the grim work of war- for efheiemy of man and beast it Lvks nothing, needcel - one is imniediaiely availai �lr. Canadian Armv starts to move road i. When �v X1' v  \ \ - tup j movement accomplished with certainty and rapidity. When it attacks-there is no lack of ammunition. It h.e, ea^ masks and aeroplanes of tho latest and most etYiuwit types. The Canadian Army is a highly disciplined, efficient, thoroughly equipped engine of war. It unquestionably is- as the Hun very well knows-farmed to the teeth." Canada's war loans have made the glory "of Ihe Canadian Army possible-they have been Victory Loans in fact, as well as in name/ \ - f A 1 \ \ r \ It i.s unthinkable, is it not, that our "men "should lack any implement of war that money will buy! It would be a greater shame than the mind c to dwell on, that our men'should suffer death or disaster-or just fall short of complete Victory, because we now hold back the money necessary to maintain their full fighting efficiency. The money for the needs "of our'armyjwilllbe provided by Canada's Victory Loan, 1918. Canadians at home will see to that Ir^ur-1 !>y ("anada's Victory l-oau tonmiiitrc in co-oprraiioii with the Minister of Finance ol thg Dominion of L'una'U Si .X 44 h 11 o; r ' i 63 7031 ;