Helen L. Elliot
William F. Bade
Dr. W.F.B.Senator Berak feels that the San Joaquin Valley irrigation districts are to be considered and from telegrams read they seem to be bitterly opposed to this measure. Mr. Works telegram states" that ninety nine per cent of water users in the irrigation districts are against it, and claim that they were betrayed by these who consented to the compromise that they indignantly repudiate, this phase of the question has not been investigated!So far the arguments against the Bill have not been strong enough- if concrete information can be brought to Messrs. Borah, Poindexter, Bristow, and Greene, and they are convinced that San Francises can get water elsewhere and that San Joaquin Valley needs the watar,- then they will do all in their power to defeat the Bill. Mr. Berak was to introduce a resolution today asking that more information should be obtained from the U.S. Geological Survey, which made an investigation same age.It seems to me that the hope of success lies now in the fast of the split in San Francises and in getting the right information from San Joaquin and to put all this before the Committee on Public Lands.I hope this may be of assistance and if I can be of any help in any way please call upon meYours sincerely [illegible]Mrs. Foster Elliot04533
Washington, D. C.
1913 Oct 13
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