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and such ” other lands in the ratio of their respective irrigable acreage " .” The cost of any works used jointly by several irrigation enterprises below the point near Pilot Knob where power is developed shall be apportioned “ equitably" by the Secretary of the Interior. No water shall be diverted for power purposes from such main canal below Siphon Drop at any time when such water shall be required for irrigation of lands being irrigated therefrom in Imperial County.
13. It is understood and agreed that the connection with Laguna Dam herein provided for is to be constructed as a part of an All-American Canal, which the district hereby agrees to build at as early a date as possible and within reasonable time, and “when " the district shall have completed said All-American Canal, it shall have the right to drop water at some other point than the vicinity of Pilot Knob for power development, and in this event agrees to place at the disposal of the United States at Pilot Knob, or some other point to be agreed upon, such power in addition to that generated at Pilot Knob as in the judgment of the Secretary of the Interior is necessary for pumping and other irrigation operation and maintenance purposes of the Yuma project or any auxiliary thereof, not in excess of 8,500 water horsepower in the aggregate, at the cost of development thereof at the power house, plus 10 per cent, said cost to include interest at 5 per cent and reasonable depreciation as determined by the Secretary of the Interior. All power development, operation, and maintenance of power plants on the All-American Canal and sales of power shall be under the control of the Secretary of the Interior, and charges for commercial power shall be upon rules adopted by the Secretary of the Interior, applying equally to both Imperial and Yuma Valleys. The profits from commercial power shall be divided between the Imperial irrigation district and the Yuma project in ratio of their respective investments in power, including the enlargements, alterations, and extensions of the headworks and main canal down to and including the power-house site near Pilot Knob, plus investments in the power plants, power house, transmission lines, and other accessories. In dividing profits, the district shall be credited with the net revenue from the amount of power by which the total power output is increased by the All-American canal west of Pilot Knob, which shall be determined by the Secretary of the Interior. Power delivered to Imperial irrigation district for pumping and other irrigation operation and maintenance purposes shall be delivered on the same terms as power delivered to the Yuma project for said purposes.
14. It is understood and agreed that the Secretary of the Interior shall control the division of water and shall divert for use of the Yuma project or any auxiliary thereof as heretofore or hereafter undertaken by the United States within the present boundaries of the United States and not exceeding 120,000 acres, sufficient water to secure the permanent and economical reclamation thereof, not exceeding, however, one-quarter of the water in the river above Laguna Dam. The foregoing applies only to the natural flow of the Colorado River, and not to storage water, which shall be delivered to the party entitled thereto.
The United States makes no guaranty or representation as to the quantity of water that may be available without storage for delivery to the district under this contract, and shall not be responsible for failure to deliver water under this contract caused by insufficient supply of water in the Colorado River, hostile diversion or drought, interruption made necessary by repairs, nor on account of any valid order or decree of a competent court; nor for any damages by floods, acts of hostility, or unavoidable circumstances, nor for loss of crops or other damage caused by nondelivery of water.
15. It is understood and agreed that this district shall have the right at any time to extend its boundaries within the United States and water additional lands upon payment of same amount per acre as irrigable lands in present Imperial irrigation district are to pay under terms of this contract. The right to be also available on same conditions to Yuma project, additional to one hundred twenty thousand acres herein mentioned. All proceeds from payments on account of initial connection charges assessed to and collected from such new lands shall be used under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior for the construction of storage works for the benefit of the lands contributing.
16. This contract shall not become effective until the same shall have been duly ratified and confirmed in accordance with law, by a vote of the people of the Imperial irrigation district, and unless it shall be so ratified within six months from the date of execution hereof by the Secretary of the Interior, it shall become void and of no further effect.
17. In case of failure on the part of the district to provide for beginning the work of enlargment of the Yuma main (anal within two years from the date hereof, the Secretary of the Interior shall have the right to abrogate this contract.
18. No Member of or Delegate to Congress or Resident Commissioner, after his election or appointment, or either before or after he has qualified and during his continuance in office, and no officer, agent, or employee of the Government shall be admitted to any share or part of this contract or agreement, or to any benefit to arise thereupon. Nothing, however, herein contained shall be construed to extend to any incorporated company, where such contract or agreement is made for the general benefit of such incorporation or company, as provided in section 116 of the act of Congress approved March 4, 1909 (35 Stat. L., 1109).
In witness whereof the parties hereto have caused the execution of these presents as of the day and year first above written.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, [SEAL.]
By FRANKLIN K. LANE,
Secretary of the Interior. THE IMPERIAL IRRIGATION DISTRICT,
By LEROY HOLT, President. Attest:
F. H. McIVER, Secretary.
(The following indorsements of H. R. 6044 have been received and are on file with the committee :)
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF., July 10, 1919. Hon. WILLIAM M. KETTER,
Member of Congress, Washington, D. C.: The board of supervisors of San Bernardino County request that you use every means possible to secure passage of House bill 6044, to secure Federal aid in increasing productive agricultural area of the Imperial and Coachella Valleys in southern California, and consider bill in its present form meets all requirements, and most earnestly urge its passage, which they know will result in great benefit to the people of southern California and the entire Nation.
J. B. GLOVER, Chairman of Board.
EL CENTRO, CALIF., July 3, 1919. WILLIAM KETTNER,
Member of Congress, Washington, D. C.: Fifty thousand residents of Imperial Valley of one mind in urging that you cooperate with the valley committee now in Washington to secure early action of Government on Kettner bill, giving indorsement to great irrigation works hereThe very life of this valley depends on favorable action.
EL CENTRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
HOLTVILLE, CALIF., July 12, 1919. W'ILLIAM KETTNER,
House of Representatives, Washington, D. C.: Fifty thousand citizens of the Imperial Valley, Calif., practically dependent upon Colorado River water for the irrigation of 400,000 acres of the most productive land in the United States. This organization indorses and urges the passage of House bill 6044, introduced in the House of Representatives by Hon. William Kettner, and expresses emphatically its appreciation of the imperative necessity of an all-American canal.
THE HOLTVILLE COMMERCIAL CLUB, By 0. C. HARRIS, President.
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF., July 12, 1919. Hon. WM. KETTNER, Jember of Congress. Hon. JAMES D. PHELAN, Senator. Hon. HIRAM W. JOHNSON, Senator.
GENTLEMEN : At a regular meeting of our organization, held last evening, our members went on record as heartily indorsing House bill 6044, to assist in
increasing the productive agricultural area of the Imperial and Coachella Valleys, Calif., and for other purposes, and I was directed to transmit this information to you, together with the urgent request that you use your best efforts toward the early passage of said bill.
This is a matter of vital interest, not only to the people of the abovementioned districts but to a large number in other sections of southern California as well, and we sincerely hope the project will receive favorable consideration. Yours, very truly,
SAN BERNARDINO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,
REDLANDS, CALIF., July 14, 1919. Congressman John E. RAKER,
Washington, D. C. DEAR SIR: Attached please find copy of a resolution passed by the Redlands Chamber of Commerce.
We respectfully call your attention to this matter as something vitally important to the State of California especially, and we trust that it will be possible for you to use your utmost influence in seeing that the resolution embodied in House bill 6044 is passed at the earliest possible time. Yours, very sincerely,
REDLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,
Resolution adopted by the executive committee of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce and approved by the board of directors July 10, 1919: Whereas the Imperial Valley is one of the greatest assets of the Nation as a
food-producing section and vitally important to the welfare of the Nation;
and Whereas millions of dollars have been spent in the Imperial Valley to subdue
the desert and bring hundreds of thousands of acres of fertile land under cultivation, making this one of the garden spots and wealth-producing sec
tions of the world; and Whereas through almost infinite work and sacrifice the present achievements
have been obtained and over a million and a half acres of fertile soil available
for agricultural purposes; and Whereas this great valley, its irrigation works, its production, its growth, its
people, and its safety are vital to the United States : It is hereby
Resolved, That the protection of this valley from flood danger, water shortage and international complication is properly the function of the national Government; and it is further
Resolved, That the Redlands Chamber of Commerce, Redlands, Calif., indorses the passage by the Government of the United States at the earliest possible time of House bill 6044, a bill to assist in increasing the productive agricultural area of the Imperial and Coachella Valleys, Calif., and for other purposes; it is also
Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be sent to our Representatives in Congress and to county boards of supervisors and to chambers of commerce urging immediate active support of this very necessary measure.
H. A. CHERRIES,
J. H. STRAIT Attest: This is an exact copy of a resolution passed by the executive committee of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce and approved by the board of directors July 10, 1919.
A. E. ISHAM, Secretary.
SANTA ANA, CALIF., July 10, 1919. Hon. WU. KETTNER,
House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. DEAR MR. KETTNER: At at recent meeting of the board of directors of the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce the inclosed self-explanatory resolution was adopted.
Will you kindly give this matter your earnest consideration and very much oblige, Yours. very truly,
SANTA ANA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, By Jas. C. METZGAR, Secretary.
Whereas a bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives of the
United States of America by William Kettner, Member of Congress from this district, entitled "A bill to assist in increasing the productive agricultural area of the Imperial and Coachella Valleys, Calif., and for other
purposes”; and Whereas the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, by its board of directors, be
lieve that the reclamation of arid lands in the United States will be of inestimable benefit to all the people thereof, and will furnish a large area of
land upon which food products can be raised ; and Whereas the lands in the Imperial and Coachella Valleys, in the State of Cali
fornia, are very rich and productive if water is supplied thereto for irrigation purposes: Now, therefore, the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, at its regular meeting held on the 2d day of July, 1919, does hereby
Resolve, That it gives its hearty approval to said bill and strongly urges and recommends its passage; be it further
Resolved, That while this land is not adjacent to Santa Ana and is not located in Orange County, in which Santa Ana is situated, yet we believe that it will be for the general good to have said land reclaimed by supplying thereto water for irrigation purposes. We know from experience and observation that when desert land such as this is reclaimed as proposed by this bill, progressive and thriving communities soon grow up in such districts and the land becomes intensively cultivated; be it further
Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be sent to Hon. William Kettner, at the House of Representatives, Washington City, D. C., and that the secretary of this chamber furnish copies to any other persons or publications that he deems best for the purpose of disseminating the same.
MONROVIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,
Jonrovia, Calif., July 3, 1919. Mr. KETTNER,
House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. DEAR SIR: This organization takes pleasure in giving its indorsement to your efforts to secure an all-American canal to supply the Imperial Valley. Our observation is that scarcely any proposed legislation is so universally indorsedoutside of the location it directly benefits as is this bill. Respectfully,
C. H. ANSON, Secretary.
COVINA, CALIF., July 3, 1919. Hon. WM. KETTNER,
Washington, D. C. DEAR SIR: The Covina Chamber of Commerce heartily indorse the bill introduced by Mr. Kettner, to assist in increasing the productive agricultural area of the Imperial and Coachella Valleys, Calif., and for other purposes, and urge that you give it your support. Very respectfully, yours,
COVINA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,
RIVERSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Rirerside, Calif., July 18, 1919. Hon. WILLIAM KETTNER, M. ('.,
Washington, D. C. JY DEAR MR. KETTNER: The inclosed resolution was unanimously adopted at the regular meeting of the directors of the Riverside Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday evening, July 16, 1919. This resolution, as you will observe, is an amplification of a telegram sent you on Monday, July 14. The matter dealt with is one of utmost interest to all this southwest region, and no doubt you will agree in that interest, and will do whatever you can to see that this bill becomes a law. Yours, truly,
HARRY L. BOARDMAX,
Whereas a bill (H. R. 6044) entitled "A bill to assist in increasing the pro
ductive agricultural area of the Imperial and Coachella Valleys, Calif., and for other purposes," was introduced in the House of Representatives (66th
Cong., 1st sess.) June 17. 1919; and Whereas the agricultural development of the Imperial Valley and Coachella
Valley demonstrated that wealth and food production of great national im
portance depends upon the irrigation of the farm lands; and Whereas thousands of acres of good land await a more comprehensive irriga
tion system, beyond the financial ability of the settlers; and Whereas it is desirable to build an irrigation system wholly within the United
States and to cease dependence upon a system passing through Mexico for
several miles; and Whereas great improvement in headgate and intake conditions is assured by
the proposed "all-American canal," as set forth in House bill 6044: Therefore, be it
Resolved, That the board of directors of the Riverside Chamber of Commerce indorse the plan as set forth in House bill 6044, and urge the passage of the bill.
Hugh H. CRAIG,
HARRY L. BOARDMAX, Secretary Chamber of Commerce.
SANTEE, ('ALIF., July 19, 1919. Hon. WILLIAM KETTNER,
Washington, D.C. DEAR SIR: I beg to call your attention to House bill 6044, now pending in the Legislature, with which you are doubtless familiar.
This bill is well styled "All-American,” since that great valley produces so great a variety of fruits and vegetables for the entire country at a time of year when few of such commodities are produced elsewhere in the United States, and the fact of the success of this project will reclaim 400,000 acres of productive land is sufficient argument for the completion of this great canal.
I speak not only for this community but for this whole southland when I say that your best efforts toward the success of this undertaking will be greatly appreciated. Very truly,
F. B. HOLDER, Secretary.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SAN DIEGO COUNTY,
San Diego, Calif., July 23, 1919. Hon. WILLIAM KETTNER,
San Diego, Calif. DEAR SIR: I am inclosing herewith a copy of a resolution adopted by the board of supervisors dated July 21, indorsing your bill No. 6041, in regard to increasing the productive agricultural area of the Imperial and Coachella Valleys, etc. Respectfully, yours,
J. B. McLEES, Clerk. By B. ALLEN, Deputy.