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In the matter of indorsing a bill presented in the House of Representatives

No. 6044.

Upon motion duly seconded and carried it is hereby resolved that this board does indorse and urge the passage of a bill introduced by Congressman William Kettner in the House of Representatives June 17, 1919, No. 6041, to assist in increasing the productive agricultural area of the Imperial and Coachella Valleys, Calif., and for other purposes, and it is hereby ordered that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Hon. William Kettner and to the directors of the Imperial Valley irrigation district, El Centro, Calif.

RESOLUTION OF APPROVAL OF H. R. 6044.

Resolved, That this board of directors of the Imperial irrigation district approve and do by this resolution most heartily indorse that certain bill H. R. 6044 introduced in the House of Representatives by the Hon William Kettner on the 17th day of June, 1919. The passage of said bill would enable the financing of the construction of an all-American canal to convey water from the Colorado River for agricultural, domestic, and industrial purposes to 900,000 acres of land, all in the United States of America, dependent entirely on a supply of water from said source. Of this area there is now in cultivation 412,000 acres in the United States obtaining a supply of water taken from the Colorado River in the United States and conveyed thence through the Republic of Mexico and back into the Imperial Valley, Calif., the control of said water while in transit being entirely subject to the control of a foreign country. The foreign territory through which said canal passes when developed by diverting this water while in transit if said line of conveyance is continued will consume so great a portion of the water diverted from the Colorado River in the United States that there will be left insufficient water for the irrigation of the 412,000 acres now in cultivation in the United States. The canal now contemplated by the contract between the Secretary of the Interior acting for and on behalf of the United States of America and the Imperial irrigation district under date of October 23, 1918, to be financed under said bill H. R. 6044 is a canal which from its diversion to its ultimate destination on the lands of American farmers will be entirely on American soil and can be administered under American laws with the result that said 412,000 acres of land will continue to have a supply of water and the entire 900,000 acres, of which approximately 400,000 acres in unreclaimed Government land, can ultimately be placed under cultivation. Be it further

Resolved, That the secretary of this district send a certified copy of this resolution to the heads of departments interested in said project and to the Senators and Members of the House of Representatives with the view of obtaining the support of each and all of them for the passage of said bill.

As secretary of the board of directors of Imperial irrigation district, I hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true, and correct copy of a resolution adopted by said board and appearing on the minutes of July 8, 1919.

F. H. McIVER, Secretary.

RESOLUTION OF APPROVAL OF H. R. 6044.

Whereas Imperial Water Co. No. 5 is a mutual water company furnishing water

for the irrigation of 103,000 acres of land within the exterior boundaries of the Imperial irrigation district, and is dependent entirely for its supply of water from the Colorado River, at the present time carried from the Colorado River in the United States, thence conveyed through the Republic of Mexico; thence back into the United States and delivered to land dependent entirely on said supply of water, delivered by Imperial Water Co. No. 5, and other mutual water companies in the United States; and Whereas while in transit in Mexico the waters are being appropriated for use

of lands in Mexico to such an extent that the lands in the United States will soon be deprived of the present supply of waters needed, and the present irrigated land and new land subject to irrigation will be deprived of a water

supply; and Whereas to prevent such an occurrence and to enable the development of 400,000

additional acres of United States Government land, a contract has been

entered into by and between the honorable Secretary of the Interior, acting for and on behalf of the United States of America, and the Imperial irrigation district for the construction of an all-American canal, entirely on American soil and under the control of the laws of the State of California: , and Whereas the Hon. William Kettner has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives when passed will enable the Imperial irrigation district to finance the said building of said all-American canal, under the terms of said contract: Now, therefore, be it t Resolved, That this board of directors of Imperial Water Co. No. 5, indorse said bill H. R. 6044, and most heartily urge its passage; and be it further Resolved, That a copy of this resolution, certified by the secretary of this Company, be sent the heads of departments at Washington and the Senators and Members of the House of Representatives.

As secretary of Imperial Water Co. No. 5, I hereby certify that the following is a full, true, and correct copy of a resolution adopted by the board of directors of Imperial Water Co. No. 5, and appearing on the minutes of meeting of July 9, 1919.

E. G. WILLIAMs, Secretary.

RESOLUTION INDORSING. H. R. 60.44.

Whereas in the opinion of the board of trustees of the city of El Centro, Calif., the financing of the construction of an all-American canal to convey water from the Colorado River to the lands embraced in Imperial irrigation district in the county of Imperial, State of California, for agricultural, domestic, and industrial purposes, as provided by bill numbered H. R. 6044, introduced in the House of Representatives by the Hon. William Kettner on the 17th day of June, 1919, is for the best interests of the city of El Centro, and of the whole county of Imperial: Now, therefore, it is hereby Resolved, That said board of trustees most heartily approve and indorse said bill and urge the passage of the same: Be it further Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be furnished to the heads of departments interested in the project provided for by said bils, and to the Senators and Members of the House of Representatives.

I, W. E. Van Way, city clerk of the city of El Centro, Calif., hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true, and correct copy of a resolution adopted by unanimous vote of the board of trustees of said city, at a meeting of said board held on the 14th day of July, 1919. Witness my hand and the seal of said city this 14th day of July, 1919. [SEAL.] W. E. WAN WAY, City Clerk. By MEARL HEMINGwAY, Deputy.

RESOLUTION OF APPROVAL of H. R. 6044.

Whereas Imperial Water Co. No. 2 is a mutual water company furnishing water for the irrigation of 7,000 acres of land within the exterior boundaries of the Imperial irrigation district, and is dependent entirely for its supply of water from the Colorado River, at the present time carried from the Colorado River in the United States, thence conveyed through the Republic of Mexico; thence back into the United States and delivered to land dependent entirely on said supply of water, delivered by Imperial Water Co. No. 2 and other mutual water companies in the United States; and

Whereas while in transit in Mexico the waters are being appropriated for use of lands in Mexico to such an extent that the lands in the United States will soon be deprived of the present supply of waters needed, and the present irrigated land and new land subject to irrigation will be deprived of a water supply ; and

Whereas to prevent such an occurrence and to enable the development of 400,000 additional acres of United States Government land, a contract has been entered into by and between the honorable Secretary of the Interior, acting for and on behalf of the United States of America, and the Imperial irrigation district for the construction of an all-American canal, entirely on American soil and under the control of the laws of the State of California ; and

Whereas the Hon. William Kettner has introduced a bill in the House of Repre

sentatives, which, when passed, will enable the Imperial irrigation district to finance the said building of said all-American canal under the terms of said contract: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That this board of directors of Imperial Water Co. No. 2 indorse said bill, H. R. 6044, and most heartily urge its passage; and be it further

Resolred, That a copy of this resolution, certified by the secretary of this company, be sent to the heads of departments at Washington and the Senators and Members of the House of Representatives.

As secretary of the board of directors of Imperial Water Co. No. 2, I hereby 'certify that the foregoing is a full, true, and correct copy of a resolution adopted by said board, convened in regular session this 12th day of July, 1919. (SEAL.)

H. B. KLABER, Secretary.

RESOLUTION OF APPROVAL OF H. R. 6044.

At the regular monthly meeting of the directors of the Imperial Southside Water Co., held in the offices of the company, in the city of Holtville, Calif., on the 8th day of July, 1919, the following resolution was introduced by Director S. M. Smyser, who moved its adoption. Whereas a bill known as H. R. 6044 has been introduced in the House of Repre

sentatives by the Hon. William Kettner, which, when passed, will enable the Imperial irrigation district to finance the building of an all-American canal, entirely on American soil, to divert water from the Colorado River, to be used

for the irrigation of lands in the State of California ; and Whereas a contract has been entered into by and between the United States

of America, through the honorable secretary of the Interior and the Imperial

irrigation district, for the construction of the said all-American canal ; and Whereas the Imperial Southside Water Co., a mutual water company, dis

tributes water for the irrigation of 20,000 acres of land in the Imperial Valley, Calif., and is entirely dependent for its supply of water from the Colorado River, upon the present system of canals, which carry the water through

the Republic of Mexico; and Whereas the water in passing through the Mexican territory is appropriated for

use in irrigating Mexican lands, to the detriment of the lands in the United

States, thereby causing a decided loss to American agricultural interests; and Whereas the construction of the said all-American canal will provide an ade

quate water supply for the development of 400,000 additional acres of United States Government lands, as well as a perpetual supply for the irrigation of the present cultivated area : Therefore be it

Resolved, That the board of directors of the Imperial Southside Water Co. heartily indorses and urges the passage of said bill, H. R. 6044; and

Be it further resolved, That a copy of this resolution, certified to by the secretary of this company, be sent to the heads of departments at Washington, and to the Senators and Members of the House of Representatives. The motion of adoption was seconded by Director W. R. Waldrop, duly voted upon and unanimusly carried.

The undersigned, as secretary of the Imperial Southside Water Co., hereby certifies that the foregoing is a full, correct, and true copy of a resolution adopted by the board of directors of the Imperial Southside Water Co., appearing on the minutes of the meeting of July 8, 1919.

JAMES T. COYLE, Secretary.

RESOLUTION OF APPROVAL OF H. R. 6044.

Whereas Imperial Water Co. No. 7 is a mutual water company, furnishing water

for the irrigation of 20,500 acres of land within the exterior boundaries of the Imperial irrigation district,and is dependent entirely for its supply of water from the Colorado River, at the present time carried from the Colorado River in the United States, thence conveyed through the Republic of Mexico; thence back into the United States and delivered to land dependent entirely on said supply of water delivered by Imperial Water (o. No. 7, and other mutual

water companies in the United States; and Whereas while in transit in Mexico the waters are being appropriated for use

of lands in Mexico to such an extent that the lands in the United States will

soon be deprived of the present supply of waters needed, and the present irrigated land and new land subject to irrigation will be deprived of a water supply; and Whereas to prevent such an occurrence and to enable the development of 400,000 additional acres of United States Government land, a contract has been entered into by and between the honorable Secretary of the Interior, acting for and on behalf of the United States of America, and the Imperial irrigation district for the construction of an all-American canal, entirely on American soil and under the control of the laws of the State of California; and Whereas the Hon. William Kettner has introduced a bill in the House of RepreSentatives which when passed will enable the Imperial irrigation district to finance the said building of said all-American canal, under the terms of said contract: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That a copy of this resolution, certified by the secretary of the bill H. R. 6044, and most heartily urge its passage; and be it further Resolved, That a copy of this resolution, certified by the secretary of the Company, be sent the heads of departments at Washington and the Senators and Members of the House of Representatives. As Secretary of the board of directors of Imperial Water Co. No. 7, I hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true, and correct copy of a resolution adopted by said board, convened in regular session this 10th day of July, 1919.

[SEAL.] C. M. BERRY, Secretary.

RESOLUTION.

Resolution adopted by the board of directors of the Anaheim Board of Trade, Anaheim, Calif., July 28, 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 lands under cultivation, making this one of the garden spots and wealth-producing sections 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 Soil available for agricultural purposes; and Whereas this great valley, its irrigation works, its productions, 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, shortage of water, and international complications is properly the function of the National Government; and it is further Resolved, That the Board of Trade of Anaheim, Calif., indorses the passage by the Government of the United States, at the earliest possible time, the House of Representatives 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, urging immediate action supporting this very necessary measure. Attest: This is an exact copy of a resolution passed by the Anaheim Board of Trade, July 28, 1919. J. H. WHITAKER, Secretary.

RESOLUTION OF APPROVAL.

Whereas the city of Holtville, Calif., is a municipal corporation, situated within the Imperial irrigation district, and for a number of years has furnished water to its inhabitants for domestic and irrigation purposes, and is dependent entirely for its supply of water from the the Colorado River, which said supply of water is being furnished to said city by the said irrigation district; and

Whereas the said Imperial irrigation district, under existing conditions, is forced to convey its said water through the Republic of Mexico by virtue of a contract with Lower California, a State of the aforesaid Republic; and

Whereas by the terms of the aforesaid contract, the lands situate in said State

of Lower California are entitled to priority in the use of said waters, and Whereas all of the expense incident to the upkeep and maintenance of the

entire project has been, now is, and will continue to be a charge against the property of the inhabitants of Imperial irrigation district, so long as present

conditions are permitted to exist; and Whereas the people of said Imperial irrigation district have declared by their

votes that they desire to connect an all-American canal with the Laguna Dam on the said Colorado River, and thereby obtain, establish, and hold a prior right to the use of the said waters of the said river, for the use of

American farmers, in American territory; and Whereas the honorable William Kettner has introduced a bill in the House of

Representatives which, when passed, will enable the said Imperial irriga tion district to finance the construction of said all-American canal, under the terms of the contract heretofore entered into between the l'nited States of America, acting through the Secretary of the Interior, and said irrigation district: Now therefore be it

Resolved by the board of trustees of the City of Holtrille, That said bill, H. R. 6044, be and the same is, hereby heartily indorsed, and that we most earnestly urge its immediate passage; be it further

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution, certified by the city clerk, be sent to our Senators, Representative, and the irrigation district special committee at Washington, D. C.

I, Ida B. Robinson, do hereby certify the foregoing resolution was regularly introduced and passed at a regular meeting of the board of trustees of the city of Holtville, held on June 16, 1919.

Ida B. ROBINSON,

City Clerk. 185833—2017

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