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Golden Valley News
Beach, North Dakota
December 8, 1938     Golden Valley News
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THE GOII)EN VALLFX NEWS ~-~ Missouri Diver- sion Will Be Dis- cussed At Meeting Devils Lake, N. D--When U S. Army engineers sit as a board of Review at Bismarck Dec. 15 to hear arguments in favor of proposals to divert waters of the Missouri River into the Mouse, Sh~,enne, James and Red Rivers, as well as the Devils Lake water basin, they will find North Dakotans inter. ested in such proposals have not l~een "napping." At a public meeting held in Devils Lake attended by more than 800 per- ~ns representing 75 or more commun- Ries, there was revealed an earnest and definite feeling in the minds of dozens of business men, farmers, and township, village, city, county, state and national officials who spoke, that North Dakota has reached a point where it must proceed as quickly as possible to help itself. The public meeting had been called by the North Dakota state water con- ervation commission, a group of state laws passed by the 1936.37 legislature created. Sivert W. Thompson of Dev- ils Lake, president of the Missouri Di- version Association. presided. Addresses by Thompson; Henry Holt Of Grand Forks, commission vice. chairman K. W. Simons of Bismarck commission memlber; E. J. Thomas, state engineer, and Mark D. Hollis, state sanitary engineer, were broa~~ cast by four radio statlor~. Dele~Uons from Aberdeen, Hur~ C 1~ T'.:es