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OARD MEMBERS INSPECTING UNIT , By Benjamin Franklin Fly) The local board of cost re view spent all yesterday after noon on a "joy riding expedition"- I whow what I'm talk ing about, for I was the spe cially invited guest of the oc casion. I call it a "joy riding expedition" because that's ex actly what some unthinking ill-advised people may think, who saw Harry McKibben driving us all over the "In dian lands" and "white lands" of the reservation unit; but, if the "kickers" had been in the "U. S. R. S. Overland No. 10" with us, and heard what it was my good fortune to hear, I am sure they would at once unanimously vote that a "joy ride" of the same kind be taken every day in the week, and every hour in the day. Let me doubly assure those interested in reservation land of the Yuma project that it was probably the most im portant trip ever made over their lands, and they were very properly charged up with Harry McKibben's five hours' time, as well as for the gaso line, lubricating oil and gen eral wear and tear of that very steady-going overland; yet, that small investment, 1 fesl safe in saying, will net them many thousands of dollars; and, besides that, I got a "free joy ride," though I frankly -confess it was more like work than any ride I ever took in all my born days. The weather man over at Phoenix "had become angry at my "weather -story" of the day before, and just for spite sent a small sized chunk of the TPhoenix weather down to Yuma, as a sample of what he has to endure every 'day in the summer. For that reason 'the trip over the reservation unit -was .-anything other than a "joy ride." It was "business" from the time we had crossed the Ocean-to-Ocean highway "bridge until "Mac" dumped us out at the New Arizona Hotel. The trip was made by the board of cost review lor the avowed purpose of personally viewing that part of the Yuma project from an "operation and "maintenance" standpoint in other words, to take a 'bird's eye view" of the canals, mains, laterals, ditches, headgates, check gates, farm gates, and the like as well as to view the "drainage system,"" the levee, the use less and abandoned works, in so far as any of these latter had to do with "'operation and .maintenance" charge. Mr. Teasdale, as the water users member, was our guide and naturally, led the way over the roughest route, and pointed out all the worst feature?. That's what he's on the board for. He was well supplied with maps and with charts upon which he made careful notations of all the points at which wt stopped. Chairman Fleming and Mr. Baldwin were most attenrivo, both in listening and observing. I leaned 'way back and took it all in. Readers of the Yuma Daily Exam iner must know by this time tnat I am open-and-above-board in my criticisms, and that nothing has yet deterred me from criticising anything cr anybody that deserved it. When I can no long or exercise that inalienable right, why, I'm ready to quit. Until then well, the Yuma Daily Examiner wyi con tinue to print all the news, and I will continue to tell the truth. I saw much on the tour of inspec tion yesterayd that impressed me very unfavorably, such a scanals, mains, laterals and ditches so long neglected that they are filling with silt, grass and weeds, and yet in view of the im mensity of the project, I am surprised that it isn't worse. I saw Intakes and check gates that are claimed to be in the wrong place; I saw cement work that is said to be of but little account; I inspected the drainage system with my own eyes where it is claimed the "extinguished" manager tried to make water run up hill in fact I saw every thing worth seeing that has any con nection with "operation and mainte nance." Chairman Fleming, Mr. Teas dale and Mr. Baldwin saw all these things at the same time, for that was all they went to see. With me it was different. I WENT TO SEE IT ALL, and I desire right here, right now, while it is so vividly before my eyes to say that I was utter ly amazed at the immensity of the whole project! Having previously made a tour of inspection of Yuma Valley with Acting Manager Caylor, of the irrigating system, I thought I had the entire project pretty well "sized up," but the most important part of It was left for me to see yes terday in company with my three dis tinguished hosts. And now that I have seen it all, except that dam, Laguna, and the Gila valley, I am ready to con fess that the Yuma project is far and away beyond my most fertile imagin ation It has been my privilege on" many occasions to call specific attention to this or that "rotten piece of work." I don't take back anything I said in that connection. But now that I have seen all of this "rotten work" I want to say again right here, and right now, that those "kicks" were mere drops in the hogshead, compared to the hundreds of thousands of dollars that the unit holders are entitled to have stricken from their accounts! I have heard much and written much about "gates" of all kinds, good, bad, and Indifferent, and I have urged that all of them be inspected, measured, revalued and so forth. Since seeing a large number .of. them I am now ready to say that .In my opinion? it would be like dumping;! money in the river, for it would cost more than they are worth. And the same thing can be said of many of the other complaints they are not worth bothering about, as compared to the real big things at issue, such as drain age, river revetment, levees, useless surveys, overhead charges and "opera tion and maintenance" in its broadest sense. I don't want my friends to think for. a moment that any stone should be placed in the way .to prevent them from recovering every penny that is due them, but I do mean to say that if they will concentrate their energies and thoughts on the all important i& sues, that the. small things will take care of themselves in other words, that they can be satisfactorily adjust ed without an expense greater than the claim of the damage. You can better afford to pay $50 for a $25 gate than you can to lose a first class drainage system. You can better afford to pay for many thousands of extra yardage than you can to lose the rebate on levees and river revetment. You can better afford to let grass and weeds grow temporarily in and along your canals, etc., than you can to lose your "come back" on that dam, Laguna. You can better afford to lose the price of that stuff that was dumped into the river, than you can to pay $100 per day just for the satisfaction of showing up "Sellew and his crew!" Bardites will have a veritable para dise when a perfect and comprehen sive drainage system shall have been completed. Mr. Baldwin agrees that that is THE ONE GREAT PROBLEM ON ALL THE PROJECTS. He prom ises relief. Being the next highest authority in the U.'S. R. S. in construc tion matters you can safely place that problem in his hands. And every one of the Bardites will have their irrigable area properly and fairly adjusted that being another of Mr. Baldwin's promises. All your canals, mains, laterals and ditches will be cleaned so there's no use worrying over that any longer. Those whose lands have been con fiscated by river seepage will have a fair hearing, and recompensed to the fullest extent of the law. Those of you who are on $66 basis will be placed on the original $55 basis, if Judge Holgate's advice pre vails, and inasmuch as he was sent here from Washington by Secretary Lane that "looks like a cinch." After my trip yesterday with the board of cost review, and hearing every word they had to say I am pre pared to say that Bardites. WILL GET EVERY CENT REBATE THAT THE LAW WILL ALLOW THEM and that's "going some!" for it will run up Into figures that will make your head swim. But fight along the rightlines! Fight for the things you are most apt to get, the real big things! Don't spend $100 per day or more in talking about "lit tle suckers," but go after the big fish, hook, line and sinker. A polite child is usually the forerunner of an adult gentleman. WORK WEARS ON THE KIDNEYS DoanV'KIdneyPillHave. 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