The Stanford World (Stanford, Mont.) 1909-1920, January 22, 1920, Image 1

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bt uforb ortb. Vol. 10 ; No. 48. *2.00 Per Year. STANFORD, FERGUS COUNT Y. MONTANA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 22,1920. Water Will Increase Crops POLITICAL SALON REVIVED IN LONDON Even with Normal Rainfall Back in Old Wisconsin Has Been Shown That Irrigation Pays (Written for the .Montana Irri-; four-year period resulted in de- gation Congress by. H. M. Chad-!termining the fact that although wick, Engineer, Valier-Montana many sections of the country nor - Irrigation Project.) !molly possessing a total precip- - ';itatlion sufficient to raise crops It ia perhaps generally rocog- there existed a faulty distribu- nized that irrigation is, more or, ti nt' i n time an d quant it y suffi- lets, supplemental to rainfall, but eient to produce a retardation of there is likely to exist in the mind' growth and consequent scanty of those whose relation to irriga- tion is not born of long experi- Broadlly speaking the farmers mice or close application, that . of Montana realize that the soil when the :eanon of normal rain- of the Treasure state is 0101- 10 arrives irrigation can be dis- ! mouslv rich, and vi1l, with suffi- pensed with. This II/11Y be to: cient moisturo, produce yields a small degree true, if that rain- fall came at just exactly the prop- er time and was of sufficient amount to supply plant life with the moisture neeesiary to produce maximum yields. litiewever, the fact remains that the falling of rain upon soils has always been intermitant in character, end that (lilting fair weather a part of the water supplied by rainfall to the soil belomes lost by drainage, and; that plant life, in order to devel- ope it highest efficiency necessi- tates moisture applied at such times as it is needed. It is indeed a rare country and a rare season when a crop Can be matured with the soil containing at all times the optimum amount of moisture. There is no doubt but that there are periods when any soil even in the humid regions would produce larger yields if irrigation was available. We, as Montanans, will find much diftleulty in placing our :date in the humid class, and in view of the foregoing, if irriga- ti011.onateleeapy iniefal,position in humid states, it certainly can claim to be a paramount factor in this state. There have been conducted in Wisconsin a number of experi- mo»ts with different kind of crops to determine the relative yields with and without irriga- tion. Wisconsin is considered, a state wherein a sufficient amount of rainfall occurs to raise crops and certainly no one hears about any extensive irrigation projects being constructed in that state, yet it has been conclusively proved that the irrigation of crops in Wisconsin does produce a very marked increase in the yield. Experiments made over a far overshadowing the eastern end more humid states. The time has arrived when the people of Montana should realize that the woisture, so micessary to suc- cessful farming, can be supplied Lady Londonderry. %ow revived Ow s a lo n t‘ (di . 11 01. by irrigation—that the old humid 11 reilthrt • Or the eailler perbw- of the ahletevnlli century. tier iit..;;;Irlierhiz states practice of watchful wait- i eok place et tAaidonikrry lloose,•Park•Lailv, 141 .1lown Im, no. ;jug for the patter of the rairmsnwimm..-.4—rw drops—is an out -wont, non -essen- tial and non-productive pastime. The vicissitudes of . the novice in irrigation are many. but when once the job is thoroughlylearn- ed, when once the irrigationist learns to construct and maintain his farm ditches, spread his wa- ter and control his waste to a minimum, stay with his job and resist the temptation to /lint the flats at the first sign of rain, so will he succeed and his reward will be made manifest by boun- tiful harvests, a • sense or secur- ity, and high land values. Those who may be dubious need but to see and compare the non -irrigated j vith the irrigated Remains, of. thottate. Moreover, irrigation can produce successful precedent enough for the most critical when it is realized that Egypt has irrigated for a matter of 7.000 years and without which there would not have been any civilization and probably no neo- plc at all in that country. lndia with an average rainfall over the entire country of about 42 inches has extensive irrigation Projects, some of which supply areas of normally heavy rainfall, but act am a protection against drouth which occurs only at in- tervals. This protection is found to be the best of crop insurance. Many more cases could be cited to show that irrigation, wherever 000000 000000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 000 0 000 00 0 0 0000000000000 00 • 00 Every Banking Service is our slogr.n. We are capable of furnishing every help that can he desired of a financial institution. A blink's greatest asset need . not -necessarily - be expressed in figures, but lies in the history of its service and sound principles. - We take our advertising seriously and you may know that it has had official consideration and is truly expressive of what we give for your pat- ronage. Basin State Bank Stanford, Montana Capital- $20,000.00 Surplus $10,000,60 .O.0 000 00 Cm 0 0 0 00000000000 000( no. - 1000c,000000 )000 00 0 6 0 it is passible In employ if, is theist/noting rno or a sumbier shower best and surest means to success- should be borne iii Wind uitimi that fill farming known to man. ii that although it has a tendency Th en . i s a ra pidly grow i ng • to fre..lieli up the atmosphere, un- ( t e n e y anunig I he f armers in , th e less it is it goml big rain it will projeet to inal:e prepario ilestroy• the mulch Hod do mone lions to irrigate as early as it is liartti I Iimmii good to the (\PS. needed and to disregard any and In the final analysis irrigation iii signs of rido, ror ao, liRs been means intense cultivation. dense must come in the spring city- O0intell omit befOre. raill is but a imputation and high hind valuer', ly SIIIIIIiler, grOillid is more fickle and inconstant element. ‘vhieli iire lile f0111141101011 or gO011 co•iSt at this time Omit it has one to be ignored as a summer dimity:, good roods, lelephoitex, been for three or four years ae- conditions arid a cording to N. H. Robbins of Fort investigation of the soil amid he growing ageney rather t n better sot Shaw and Great Falls. Rob- Ii that tho moisture which has CO as a erop saver. One omit general prosiarrity. bins has extensive ranch in , been coming limo gone into the up the Smium River valley and earth in flue niumpe. much of his hind is irrigated so! that he grew more thou enough hay to supply his needs for the winter, although lie is wintering ' 4 1(aiinething more than 150 heol of animals. - Our people in the Fort Shaw country know the value of irri- gation,\ said Mr, Robbing. \We have demonstrated it this Season. There was more hay raised in the Fort Shaw irrigation distiet than at all the remaining portion of the SIIII River valley. including those wrtions on which there are priivate irrigation developments. There is mm good and definite rea- son for it. On the irrigation pro- ject, the' water Was Med at • the proper time and although there was a Water Shortage later ill the Ne/180/1, the erops there got it good When we learn the leason that start. , coopermition is the only way. we s010,, or the private project I learn. Moisture in Ground Exceeds That of Last Three Years Says Fort Shaw Man : • = 5 rents Per Copy _ Irrigation Proloot Is Now Almost Certain for Stanford Would Put Twenty Thousand Acres of Land Under the Ditch About Se vent ylive farmers at- tended tIme irrigation meeting last sattirelay, and the restilt of the meeting is that the Stammford pro- ject is prartieally assured. half Here -feet for the 200M) acres it is proposed to irrigate. The amount of thmd water %Odell could be impounded emielt veer, based mil only 17 invites preeipit a- tion ; whiell %ye mill lolow is a low ny of those present signed lip and averagel is about :12.000 Here - mi le r s ar e only waitiog word is thought that mos't from partiters. W lull e is only years (me \you'd lie neves:011.y to gel a 1100011i y 01 tile emeogh ill/Mee gum I ero p s; property owners mil itereage it is hoped that all Will come in. We 12000 aere• I . . 4 • year In have 1.1.eit unable to :we the efmitf- other %void., ive eiodel store sinee the meeting SO (410- enough ill too years 10 last three liot give exmiet figures. but ye'liN, 11 /Ill wit I Ile Veal' 1'V (AN think limit elaSe 15,000 titres full could irrigate. two years are itireinty sitoied up. without iiii aillitional drop of .1Ir (film/ley gave a detailed waiter. This feature. mattes the revile.) and estimate on the pro- proposition espee.ially attractive, . Time storage (.41pacity ()I' the /IS MOM Jet't S 10'0 vi tie reser- fonr reservOirS 1V011id he 52000 von- p tw ity f or on ly mit . y ea I . ' a Here -reel , 1»01'e t 11/1 11 t IVO and omit.- supply of water. I his wou ld vt . s sur pl us a t . SOAKED SOILS 'MEANS owners allowed their opportunity INCREASE IN CROPS to go by when the %video. was com- ing and When I {lei erops began to suffer. there WIIHIC/ er for them. Our N11114.1'44 raked a lilt illlY and where they didn't need it for feediog tam their owo the crops of nest yea r stock, t hey sold it for a satisfac- will depend on moisture which , to my plice. I Uri gat ion came into its own in the Sim River valley limit year. - r. Robbitis says thai recently lie ham had °pension to make Homo School Closed Until Further No -ti c e 'Phi ice or fohr eitaes ()I' until further notice. This in- . Dearlet fever have been reported ( tildes the school, elitireh, parties, and as 11 preCalltionary measure dances. etc. A little preemtution all public gatherings are barred now will probably stop it. IRRIGATION PROGRAM Methods of litigation. Disens- ),ion and consultation. FOR FARMER'S WEEK Maps. charts. emits, models of How to Organize, Finance, and w ii( 14 , , flu mes , dit c hi ng . l eve l s , Manage Irrigation Projects models ar . irrigation s,vstettis and systems of spreading water a -ill Large and Small lpe on exhibit at the Phyaien Lab - \Vito( do von wish to know eon_ oratory and other rooms of the 4.m -fling the possibilities of pu high School. t-. . . If tone permits legal phases of ting part or all your land tinder irrigation will be taught and dim. - the ditell! Are you convineed .oissm i b y some of leintatiti's that irrigation of, even a . sinall most experienee 1 • irrigation at - patch of adf1111 would have saved torneys. you money hy providing ample rtie lineation of irrigation is • ••• V0111* stock? A l'e you oof t hi. bigwest berm., us mit satisfied with speen- this time. The hist three years tOrti ext rtion ate prices for have show» the neve] Of irrigation poor hay that is only a Shade bet- tms /1/1 aid and supplement to dry tor than straw? 1)o you realize land .wheat growing, if only to the vast benefit to the eountry provide forage. Indeed, the IpleS- around you ill ilaprOving and . lion of forage is time 011e big. war - stabilizing land values that fol- l'Y that eallf ronts the rancher IOM's 14 OHO Of irrigitti011 Are Wilo has anything in the shape of YOU interested in making your Ii Veal oath on Ile mlry land Wilea t home pleasant with trees, shrubs.: farm. The \mbstantipl prosper - lawn, stock water ponds, and ity and stable land values shown garden! If so, you will hear a in Snell irrigation distriets Qa the number of timely topics cmi irri- 1(-HoWs101ie . Valle'''. Hoot, gal ion discussed 'at the Fergus I1allatin. and other irrigated dis- County High Sehool. Lewistown. trick ill the north awl west of Montana. thiri»g Farmer's Week. .\lontanit ean be reproduced here February 2-7. The ierritgation in Fergus wherever the enter - discussions will take plaee on the prise of the people is equal to lest two (lays of the eOtirse. the task of organizing, fimineing, Speakers of wide practical expel-- and operating 1610- i (41UP and Will be 11110111er 11011 ityst ems. A start has been ors: The list will ineti l de 11 - , maile'in the west end of the e01111- AfttrtIock, Abe Ifogeland. Homer ty. mid a successful! co-operative 000(1011, U ii. Ifolinbo e , W. project is in operation near Win - Vogel, and* others, all experieneed nett. The experienee of' time pio- nl matters 0 of financing, oganiz- 'leers 'and the figures of 11)0. U. S. i n g , manag i ng an d ma i n t a i n i ng weather I Invent! shim that dry irrigation ,projeets. Several of ' . .VeleS or years reenr during these ruen are nraetieal eanal men which the spread in the preeipi- and irrigators. A partial list of onion of the whole year (s)imi- the subjects for discussion and P•ared with that of the crop grow - instruction follows. . tug season mokes dry land farm - Every step' in organizing ;Ind leg more or less of a gamble tin- ereating aim irrigation district. If. less supported bY a I i VI\ stock Allirdock. buNiness. This last is impossible Organization and .managment if bay has to he shipped, in from of a co•Operative canal eompany. neighboring 'Hitti . eg tO \iir 11..I1eilmmilme. ...lock 1111'01101 I he Winter. A Possibilities f ool profit s pr it'- tenth of the - water that rushes to ligation in Fergus eim»ty. Abe the Gulf of Mexico from the Ilogeland t mowitain plains and foothills of Most minvenient form of travel- , Maximum duty of water, anti Fergn Y if al (Well mug money. Th e ,. eau b e em th e ,t , eutY, you will probably *fail to operation and maintaiminee o f ;, .erved. and spread s on o r till)Th e ,. emi b e pio ,_ Sa re a lilt In/1101'1'0W. It is not ennal system. .1. W N'ogel. a. produce enough h aY. ehased at thia bank. the unwind of the. prineipal that Preparing land t o r i rr i ga ti on , •ilage, and feed grains to double! $ $ $ $ vou save: , it is the prineiple of i * The regular monthly meeting h of te d ers el Mill t IllatelIS will t1.1 he plaee on the tires( Thuraday night in Febrititry ..%1A.,4 1 see, )fanse, lit 7:30 1'. AI. The truatees mire :m.eittiested to be prepared to re- po'rt what has been received and !plan to colleet everything up to date by the last Sunday in March ' (the 28th) so that a ebattm slate calm go up to Presbytery land Oen- eral Assembly, and for tints pur- pose the annual Congregational meeting, should be held March 28 or not later than the first Sunday in April. - • - , llOrtil Wind 111'0 tight a 1141 01101 a Winter Wet/ titer with it this week, and a little snow. FIRST NATIONAL BANK NEWS STANFORD, MONT., JAN. 22, 1820 NO .118 lead — Reliability, and Stability. When the track is dry, bet on Ability; when the drivers shout and whip their horses. put A. J. Stough, President your money on Reliability; when the mud is deep tool the track R . D. Taylor, Vice President heavy bank your last dollar on Frank Meredith, Cashier I J. F. Pieper, Asst. Cashier the ' t 1 \ 1 \ 4 \ they And how much like horses in the race we minims are. Experience, effort, study, and ! sat -Mice, till mixed with a will. $ $ $ ingness . to work, and you have 'Fit• e tounda •t . 1ipon which we luv best formula for Ina king mire, Intildjitg is Quality,•eemen'ed good. Mix- it. by Service, and atrengthened by * $ $ $ Ilon u etity and Cortesy. We in e c vithecking accounta • both large and small. Require- $ $ $ $ ments HS to balance are not but...! If you are not enjoying the ad- densome. Window service in vantages of a good banking ser- prompt, mieenrate and courteous. vice, now is the time to make a $ $ $ $ satisfactory connection. Your business will be welcome and . ap- Suecess comes by grasping op- pme i tite ,1 I to +, im ortunities. Ready money. as nearly always necessary to this. With a growing savings account $ * * $ Start all aCCOUllt With US 110W. tit your beck and call atiecess os It w ill vouc h for you later on but a matter of course. . when you need eredit or a tent- * $ $ $ porary aceomodation. Regard - If you are planning on a trip less of the size of the account it this winter don't forget one very will he wele° \\' \\ (1 wen e \ r e d for. important detail—Oet a supply of Travelers ('ii 'm before you start. It is the safe way -- , -the * $ $ $ If you fail to save ,a little to- t ind irrigation coat s Di ae h as i on low live stock total and makit it ( saying an amount no matter how and consultation. a permanent and profitable bus-, On the grand eirelut you will !small. Machinery and canal equipment. hies& always find .three' horses in the First, begin to save today. ,

The Stanford World (Stanford, Mont.), 22 Jan. 1920, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.