pr ves an wa en singl b Ad se UK no Republican River Dam Is Completed Guide Rock, Neb., Aug. 17.--(IP)-A day-long civic celebration to which Republican Valley resident proclaimed they "waited 70 years today marked the dedication of th Superior-Courtland diversion dam This Republican river structur in south central Nebraska Is part of the 30 million dollar Bost wick irrigation project, designed t bring irrigation to 93,000 acres o land of which 28,000 are In Nebras ka and the remainder In Kansas. is being built by the bureau of la.mation. The Superior-Courtland dam wll divert water Into two canals o either side of the Republican. Th Superior canal on the north give water to nearly 7,500 acres land and the Courtland canal o the south will water about 3,50 acres in Nebraska, and more tha 40,000 acres in Kansas. Water for this and other Bos wick projects will come prlnclpa ly from the big Harlan county res ervoir, being built by the corp of engineers. . Slogans proclaiming "We walte 70 years for this" set the temp of the day's observance, which wa highlighted by an address b Avery A. Batson of Denver, regiona director of the bureau of reclama tion. "Good things don't come easy,' Batson told the crowd of mon than 2,000. "Irrigation Is hard work but it pays off. . . . "Irrigation mea,ns stability -stability of income year aftor year both on the farm and in the com munities," he said. Among other speakers was Gov Val Peterson of Nebraska, who em ihaslzed the need for food whicl can be produced In the Mlssour river ba^tn, both because of th ncreasing population and the danger of another war.