Homes for Soldiers. Hearings on H.R. 487

Homes for Soldiers. Hearings on H.R. 487

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...Record of 1919. and criticized the showing set forth on page 276 concerning the King Hill project in Idaho: also the Lower Yellowstone project. Montana-Xorth Dakota, referred to on page 278 of the June Reclamation Record: and also the report upon the Lower Yellowstone project. Montana-Xorth Dakota, referred to on page 279 of the June Reclamation Record. You have seen the testimony of Mr. Atkeson, and I would like to get your views upon those reports that Mr. Atkeson referred to. STATEMENT OF MR. ARTHUR P. DAVIS, DIRECTOR OF THE RECLAMATION SERVICE. Mr. Davis. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee. T have the abstract of Mr. Atkeson's testimony before me. and I find that he was somewhat confused--no doubt honestly so--as to the meaning of the figures he quoted, which is an illustration of the danger of reing misled by a half truth. It is true that on page 276 of the June Reclamation Record the statement is made that the wheat upon the King Hill project yielded an average of 4 bushels per acre. There were only 125 acres of that altogether. Evidently that was a crop failure. If he had read the footnote of the same table that is printed, just under the table, he would have read this: Low yield due to Irregular flow caused by breaks In canal. This project vu built under private auspices and the Government Is undertaking Its reconstruction. Operation and mnlntennnce are handled by the settlers tbroiiKh an Irrigation district. The Chairman. And his testimony was inclined to give the committee an erroneous idea--I suppose inadvertently--by not reading that explanation. Mr. Davis. The fact is that like other human venture the attempt to irrigate arid lands does not always succeed. In the case of King Hill, in Idaho, verv great difficulties existed, more

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  • Paperback | 456 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236487516
  • 9781236487513