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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta THK i.STIIRlUIXiE fiAHA TUESDAY. .SRPTKMBKR 10, 1010 SOLDIERSV COLONY HELPINGiPUT COALDALE ON THE MAP Van Home Veterans' Colony North of Coaldale is Already Proving the Value of Irrigation alibied wltb the Field Ambulance ad ftcilra for three Long ears with only one leu day- lurlouiu. ilaoy jtrewcomo sights did Mr. Con- ellv sec as a stretcher boarer; and odny lio Is Ktf yy In belug busy oa Uls tide farm OK which be already pent a iood many bund red dollars of his own money. Lucky Seven Prior to Ibe war Driver CJeorge uear Iron now he Is happy and 'successful on 7- Mr. Bath gale clilnja the dls- incllon ot the first man lo en- 1st in lie joined the !5lh Battery and wanl overseas with 1911. For years and months the first drift that left be fought LIic lluti aol never jot B scratch. Mr. lUihgalc's previous ex perlenra as a firmer is now very ral uable to lilm and ho Is sure lo a great success ou No. 7. we [lad a l.ethbrldge rain on No. S. Pte. B. J. Holberton was with ihe Royal North West Mounted Police ivlien war broke out and servec through the whole war with iha Stralhcona Horse. He Is doing" well on .0. S. Know Ihc Hopci The only veteran in Iho colony wto hail previous experience as an Jrri- gator (4 Sapper D. Melville, who re- sides on No. d. He owned an Irrigated nraluablo vrbcn he Joined 'the 137th 50th. POT time >bysical aud bayonet lor at Ssrcee. Like Ihe true soldier i Li at he Is he reverted to the ranks o get to Franco where be later wounJed fa carrying his Into with Iho knotty problems or Irrigation ou Xo. 1) and ho is a sure winner. And The only ca plain In The colony Is ou No. 15 fa the person of CapL A. Orr. lie lived (or years to tbe ItMrio district aud enlisted from Itevclstokc wILL the Vancouver llallallon In February, ISIS, at privaU. His splendid organizing Ability soon fosted Itself and he soon rose from the to be a captain. Ant] he i putting the Btnie energy and abllil) Into No. IE, where be settled In March Uat. Ho broke the balance of bts SO acres and cropped 6u of ii, and put up a lot ol hay from hla rcserro SO. Al- together ho will hare a 13.000 crop and that Is suro leading tho way. The boys think n lot or "The Cap" too and being an exceptionally good cook, his homo Is very popular wilb, then. Jual north ol "The Cap" is a Leth- bridge mart on No. In the person of Robertson who bolog of good Scotch parentage enlisted with the Scolla Highlanders, where he waa wouwltd on 10th, 131S, nMT Xiplem, Mr. Robert sop had prerloua (arailnt- war Lath bridge wfora llw wir and la making A 'bowing oa 1C. Another experienced farmer and Btocknian 17 Ju the per- son of Corpl. S.'IJ. SmllU. For sev- eral years pripr to 1914 Mr. SnatlL fol- lowed tho live plock and bulcher busi- ness In, dltfcrtuL of South Al- berta auj so Is exceptionally well quail Bed 1p jo ike a. KUCCOEA of mlici farmjjif McV u pan be M well ca rled M'li connection with Irrlgfilloi Mr. Smith already has .acquired number of (owl and quite a her ot irfllk rows li going about il i the WMX to have steady ii come and inako a success. (Continued on Pi Re 12) (1) 4 SOLDTER'iND HIS FAMILY ON COALDALrT H. P. R. COLONY FARM. f2) A SOLDIER SEEDING THE SOIL. t3) CENTRAL FARM OF THE VAX HOR.VE VETERANS' COLONY NORTH OF COALDALE. "Lei's ask Pep. He'll know.11 It -was a veteran ot 'the great war vho spoke. With his neighbor he was try In 5 to.come (o B conclusion as to waat was best lo do about tb'al field oi TheaL Wast I ready to be irrigated again? They didn't know. But "Pep" did, and to him Ihey went in their Now "Pep" is none olher than Mr. C- W. the eiperl irriralirrn- farmer Irbbm the C. R. has placed [n charge of the central colony (arm al Coaldaie to show the soldier settlers how to do ik To him they go with all their troubles. And he riilly lies their confidence in him, by hand- ling their problems and difficulties In a wise, fatherly, and diplomatic man- ner. Now while.the war iru still at III -Lelghi and still in Ibe.lap ol the Gods, the agricultural branch ol the C. P. R- Department of Natural Resources with characteristic fore- sight began to think of the day .when tbc Soldiers boys would hart to he acaln absorbed into CITJI life. And .with thi C. P. R. to think Is to acL nt once .set aside EI 'thoiiEand acres of Irrigable land just north of Coaldale far a'Veterans' Co I on j. This they laid oat in la farms and.fenced and on each term broke 40 acres. .Tbli (hey cropped In 1517 dry lajiil, Liit.tear on each faFin I hey built a comfortable house and a .3rnn.ll-barn stable, ran ditches abd.ralstd finder.Irrigation _, ibkl when the armistice was signed In the fall of: 131S each farm WHS 'ready for its future soldier owner to la! possession as a concern. Nothing With the characteristic foreslgLI aid Eaaeterr of deUll the C. P. H Seem to have left nothing undone to On number one is the only Tcleran P. Ony- and saw service with (he Canadian of the colony who 13 of foreign Mrth, having been born Rossii. He fought faitMrillf for the Allies Ihroagh Ihe irar and is as faithfully tackling the problems of Irrigation and will make good. Argentine-France-Alberta hftlp the ol their VCD to re into civil life, Xlret ol all it is provided that only taamed Teterus are eligible (or a farm. This irtaVeg lor a Elability on the "part a tie occapant- Then, knoirlng tliat In til probability1 rnoBt of the BOlcMer Mtllera Vdbld'hare expenence IB farmers and moat probably faowledge at nil of Irrlgatlod, the C. P. R. developed a 640-acre demon flLratlon firm in Ihe midst of the and In charge of il placed Ifca vied ad minis tralor; md hindly diplomat referred to above.- Also Ihe fac tit a I '.he are handed over (o Lhel a61dler owners as going concerns much to do icllh making the venture a success. ID Some cases only a. couple of monlhs have elapsed nller (iKlog possession unLil the' owner has bar- Tested a crop of golden The Plin oi Sftllement Briefly the plan ol settlement is thla: The O. P. .11. generously sells fefcch veteran an Improved SO acre (dim at aboat fSO an acre, plus Ihe coil of buildings rfid improve- allowing all of this Tree ot interests (or the first two fie a song, and then If he eo 20 years tr? complete fharmenL. In adlilibri Ihoy reserve for him another 80 acres ad- joining hla home farm ol which he licia free use for hay and pasture till aych-tlae as he decides whether he wants to buy 11 also. Mot only thai. When he sellled on (be land ff he desired Ihe C. R H. furnished him wtth a.icarti horees and har V'BtH'utt milch cows, plgi'. 1 jKoltrr and 'smiTl firm hardware, all Hen note and with two seasons to piy_ for the uine If necessary, of have availed ti'enaelres of Ihli generoas opporlun ky to lel.n fresh lUrt ID clrll Jlfe. So much for plan of 'tie C. P. R.; excellent mar be Lhe uUfmRle success of tke venture lies Wilh the "human men tke rttarM soJdler'- make 't Cnldale ailltflera' prores he will he given a dianto, and here We Iho bojs >vlio arc doing IL The occupant of Xo. 3 i? unique. When Lhe civilized world vaa startled in August 1914 nith Ihe news that England had Joined VYance in n. dt enslve war against Gernaany, Ji.' N. Varrea, who was bcrp in irelind and 'omea of a very old .ihd worthy Irish amflr, Vas an eilensiie cattle ranch in the Argentine. Like many other thousands of sons of be Empire, he heard the call of the Motherland, his Irish was tip, be gave ip his position and sailed by the first ioat for the moLherlaiid.. Imniettiately on his arrival at home, Tvhieh he had not seen for prer a doren 'years, he olned his regiment, the Royal Irish rtisiliefs, and fought with distinction ac. a lieutenant In Franco, Gallipoll, L and Mesopotamia, coming I htoUgh the whole affair nilhouL scrmlch. hleut "Warren Is ably assist-J ed by' MTE. 'who lias the dis- j tlncUpn'oi beinE the only lady In the, colony who wore the king's nhifonn lorlfiK Ibe war. Mrs. Warren was lit j thaki'es a member of Queen Mary's Army -AuxiiliaTy Corps. The Warrens have the rfgbL hlea of irrigated farm-', I ing. .They beUeve in mixed and .have laid the foundation for a; splendid Ayrshire hcfd by purchasing from Roland Ness, of De Win ton. I Jerrr to head Lhclr herd of; champion winning i A Lethhridge .Tnau Is on No. 4 In I the person of A. M. McLeod Tvho be- fore the war was Presbyterian minis- t'er at Hardleviile, and Coal burst and 1 aSiiBlant V. M. C. A. secreUry j be erjllsled in the Il3ih Lelbbrldge i -Highlanders, where, he became ser-1 geaol. In order lo get over to PVancc Mr. McLeod reverted to Lhe ranks Scottish till he was serJoliSlj" wouudeJ at Yimy Ridge. he recovered, ho was cot allowed to retlirn as a combatant .and saw service for Ibe balance of the war as Y. M. C. A. secretary and port officer at St. Johu, X. B. Sergt. Mei-eod now has the balance of his SO acres broke acd Figures on making a specially of sheep rising. Another Lcthbridge man in the per- son Qf M. H. Irvine farms.S'o. 5. Prior lo Ibe war he was carpentering In the city. He Joined the 39ih Batlery apd serred Trith credit lo himself anil his city till the eud of the war. On No. Q ii Pie. A. Connelly, wbo onnel fnrm in lLo Llllocet district of Drlllsh I nJth lllgblnndera, antl Columbia prior lo the war, enlisted in iater n-eri( to France with the Nova YaiicouTer iu 1916 with the Canadian Forestry Datlalion aod soon trans- ferred to the Floydl Engineers, where he saw service under the While En- sign for the balance cf the war in the Marine Motor Transport. There is no doubt of Mr. Melville making good. Give htm the waU-r and he'll produce the crops In abundance. I Away in the southeast corner ot tho i colony A. L. Dale occupies No. 10.[ He, too, enlisted.from British Colum'j bia and served as a member of thaj 56th Canadian Forestry Corps. Mr. Dale's crop looks stood and he soing I about his Trork with a right gocd will.! Just west of Mr. Dale N. li Is oc-i cupled by Ueut. A. Woolley, who got' Into Ihe war. as early as possible, liav-'i ,ing enlisted from Calgary In August 1914, wilb the Canadian Engineers. He went saiely.thrcugh cerent battles in fore part of the war, notably Ypres. Festiibcrt and Gayeuchy, and was with the Tuhuelling Corps In the Ypres salient'yfor Ihe balance oi the war. Is a worker and Is hreukiui up.the balance of his 80 now and .is preparing to give special attention Id .thoroughbred fowl and, hogs. Lucky Thirteen, Too Jusl n mile west ll Is Serrti A. Key, who. enlisted from Calgary. Thirlen is'his lucky namber he selected .firm- No. 13.- Sergt. Key is a soldier erery inch of him. Aa a bugler boy he'lelt home find served through the- war with the 2nd Battalion of Uie GlouceiateVshlreV and on his relnrn lo England serred for some time with Ihe Mclropolitan Police ot London. His previous iniUtajT experience H.J.Knapp 7 Builder and' Contractor If you are Thinking of Building get my CO-OPERATIVE SELLING The modern method in business farming. Try il wilh your Alfalfa and Potatoes Always use the farmer's company FARM PRODUCTS LTD. COALDALE, ALBERTA Before you buy, get our prices on car lots. prices. Irrigated Alfalfa and TV 11 C1 1 Timothy tor oale i ___ CARLOAD LOTS. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. J. B. SCHIMEK COALDALE PHONE R217 IfE... ICE CREAM PARLOR A rood rtock of grocer- frniti, candy and soft always on hand. Mealf served al all houri from 6 a.m. lo 12 p.'rrl. LEE WONp AND LEE PARK. Props. COME ;tO THE COALDALE FAIR See Us About Anything You May Want to Know About Coaldale or the Coaldale District Below we have made out a partial list of some of the good Farms we have fbr sale. If you want any -i information regarding them SEE US THE No. 1-ONE-HALF SECTION Halt-mile south ot Coaldale, all under .tivation, 130 acrcg In alfalfa, very choice every dero Irrigable, full waler rfght, good reservoir and cistern, improVemenls "nil." an acre, cash, Dec. lit. Balance spread over nine years, al S7o Inter- cst. Thla la one or the heal rr.rtrt! In Ihc ills- Iricl, No. ACRES All irritable Tjul 3D acre-, raincr rolling I.ind, one half mlift from main canal, all unrlr'r allalfa, five room hC-uao, barn Tor twelve horaca. Price per acre, cash. Hiilonco aprcart over six ycare, al 6% Inter- No. ACRES All Irrigable, full water right, 12D acres In alfalfa, small house and barn for eight horses, choice land. Price per acre, cwh. lialance In six or eight years lime. No. ACRES One mile west ol Coildale, all Irrigable, part- ly la btlincc sod, very imeoili land, all 'Irrigable and lull water-right, no Price per acre, In spring ot 1920, balance spread (jyCr Icn jetn. if s No. ACRES All irrlgahle, ftill watfr right, raw land, no fencing or Improvements, choice Tiind. smoolh and easy lo Irrigate. Price per acre, cath spread oror 13 yean, at 6% ihler- ecii ACRES All full water rlfht, no hulldlngn, no hay, all under cuEtlvallon, Tcry snioulh land, from CMldile, Price per acre, Ribnce OTW n term ol years. WE HAVE OTHER LANDS FOR SALE, THE ABOVE LIST WILL GIVE AN IDEA OF THE VALUES OF LAND AT THE PRESENT THE SUGGITT AGENCY i V STANDARD BANK OF CANADA HEAD OTF1CE T TORONTO Success 'Independence Do not depend on what you can earn but on what you can save. The. Standard Bank of Canada can vevy- matcrially assist you lo win success and secure independence. attention to stock accounts, bank money orders sold, grain tickets cashed, and Amercian Exchange bought and sold. We bus- iness. The Standard Bank of Canada COALDALE BRANCH W. B. FERGUSON MANAGER ROGER C LUND CO., LTD. COALDALE ALBERTA DEALERS IN McCORMICK FARM MOGUL ENGINES, CLI'DE DITCHERS, LIOHTIHG PLANTS, BINDER TWINE, BALE TIES, BULL DOQ FANNING MILLS, CREAM SEPAR- ATORS, HAY CARRIERS, TITAN TRACTORS. WE HAVE A COMPLETE STOCK OR MACHINERY REPAIRS >lWAYS ON HAND. WE ALSO HANDLE INSURANCE FARM LOANS ;