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VOLUME XLV. NUMBER 31.
YUMA ISA GURUS FRUIT
UWDSLHD THE WORLD
YUMA MESA IRRIGATION COMPANY NOW OR
GANIZED AND READY TO INSTALL LARGE
PUMPING PLANT, EN DEPENDENT OF THE
YUMA IRRIGATION PROJECT!
Mesa Holdings of the Company Will Be Planted to
. Oranges and Grape Fruit Not Later than
November of This Year
(By Benjamin Franklin Fly)
It will be very disappoint
ing to Yumaites, Gilaites and
Bardites when I tell them
that Hon E. D. Vincent is
not here for the purpose of
assuming the position of man
ager of the Yuma project
not at present, at any rate!
But every man, woman and
child in Yuma should shout
with joy when I tell them the
real object of his visit, for it
has much, very much, to do
with the immediate upbuild
ing of Yuma county; it sure
means that the eyes of the
world are soon to be turned
on Yuma in a word, it means
that THE MESA IS SOON
TO BE IRRIGATED!
Not only that, but it is soon
to be demonstrated on a five
or six times greater scale than
ever before attempted that
THE MESA IS THE VERY
GREATEST BODY OF
CITRUS LAND' IN THE
When Mr. Vincent told me late yes
terday afternoon upon my return from
a trip all over the Yuma valley as
far as the Mexican line, that he was
here on matters foreign to Yuma proj
ect affairs, I confess I looked upon
his statement with skepticism. -Last
night, however, I learned the object
of his visit, and it is this.
Mr. Vincent is interested in mesa
S. C. Wood, Geo. N. Hill, S. Bren,
YUMA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1915.
Thompson Bros., all citrus fruit grow
ers of Pomona, and our wide-awake
fellow townsman, Dr. H. v. Clyiner,
and the Southwestern Land Company,
are also largely interested in mesa
lands. All these gentlemen met in
Yuma yesterday. They had previous
ly banded themselves together for the
purpoes of getting water on their land,
in which they were joined by Mrs.
Ellen Stark, of Florida; Mr. Palmer,
of Minnesota, and M. A. Nichols, of
For over a year past they have
endeavored to get the co-operation of
the board of governors of the Yuma
Valley Water Users' Association, but
were unsuccessful. When the matter
was laid before Secretary Lane on his
recent visit to Yuma, the proposition
to pump water from the east main
canal to the 400 acres owned by those
above named, was laid before Secre
tary Lane, he at once encouraged the
idea in fact, he told them to go ahead
and perfect their plans.
They are here, with their plans per
fected, and the contract between them
and Secretary Lane is also here, ready
for them to sign today. Their charter
is here also ready to be filed, which
shows the following officers and di
rectors: S. C. Wood, president and director.
Geo. M. Hill, vice-president and di
rector. M. Harvey, secretary and director.
E. D. Vincent, director.
Frank Pierson, director.
President Wood gave me these facts
last night, and during the caurse of
our long interview, he said:
"Our company will be known as the
Yuma Mesa Irrigation Company. We
buy the water direct from the Govern
ment under the so-called Warren Act,
but we buy for our own use only. We
can not sell any of the water, using
it only on the co-operative plan.
"We will at once, tomorrow, I mean,
ask for bids from five of the largest
pump manufacturing firms in the
United States to bid on installing the
necessary pumps, and just as soon as
the contract is awarded we will begin
work. You can say for our company
that we propose to have at least a
large portion of our mesa holdings
planted to oranges and grape fruit by
not later than November of this year.
"We think that Pomona, California,
and its immediate vicinity the finest
orange belt in California; in fact, per
sonally, I thought it the finest in the
world, until I came here about four J
years ago, and made a careful study of
the mesa lands. I can only say now
that Pomona is second, while Yuma
mesa leads the world! And we intend
to demonstrate that fact. We would
have been doing this long ago had
your water users' association not been
in such a tangle over their prospec
tive water rights. We had no disposi
tion to waste our money in long and
probably useless law suits; therefore,
we took the matter- up directly with
Secretary Lane. We found him emi
nently fair, and the result is that our
prospective orange groves will be in
full blossom and loaded down with the
finest oranges in the world long before
the water users' settle their differences
with Secretary Lane if they persist in
going to law about it.
"Personally, and I know I voice the
sentiment of my associates, I am de
lighted that we have been able to com
plete our plans with the Government.
1 1 hope to see the day when every one
' of the mesa homesteaders will be
) served with water if not through the
iYuma project, then by the method we
:are about to put in operation."
The Examiner bids Mr. Vincent
thrice "welcome to our city"! When
'he and Dr. Clymer can bring such
j men as Mr. Wood and his associates
to our fertile and unsurpassed country
they at once deserve the thanks of
the entire community. Because Mr.
Vincent has done so well in this re
spect, and the joy is so much greater,
he can readily be excused if he does
ot undertake to untangle the rotten
ness of the Yuma project. Leave that
to my friend, Mr. Teasdale, of the
board of cost review.
Uncle George Fishbaugh has a peti
tion of interest to Yuma valley water
users, pledging individual support to
the cost review board, which in no
way involves the water users' associa
tion. The ladies of the Methodist church
whose duty it is to look after the
pastor's salary, were busy today col
lecting monthly subscriptions.
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K GEO. MARABLE
MASTER OF BELL
One of the prettiest and easiest
running cars it has been our pleasure
to see is the Maxwell, owned by Mrs.
George Marable. It is a real "joy" to
Mrs. Marable, who is complete master
of it. This "wonder for as such it is
known has a self starter, and is
modern in all other respects.
Mrs. Marable didn't go to the coast
this summer, but preferred to remain
at home with her husband, who has
not been very well recently. Later
they may take a trip in their Max
well to San Diego by way of Imperial.
Mrs. Marable was in the city from
their ranch doing some shopping this
afternoon, and incidentally called on
the Examiner and made our hearts
glad with a year's subscription to the
MISTS ILK OUT
BRIDGEPORT, July 20. Negotia
tions to bring about a settlement of
I the difficulties between the machinists
I of Bridgeport and the Remington
Arms and Ammunition company, eng
gaged in a gigantic scale in the manu
facture of war munitions for the allies,
Labor leaders announced today that
the first of the machinists will throw
down their tools and walk out at noon,
24 hours from the original time set
for the beginning of the strike.
US NEWS OF THE TRIP
While half of Yuma is away on vaca
tions, it is sincerely hoped that the
other half will remain, else what
would the poor newspaper man do
for news. Most Yumaites when away
are evidently too busy chasing the rol
licking sea waves to ever think of
sending the news, and lots of it would
be interesting to Examiner readers.
Now, gentle reader at the coast, do
take time to write your friends occa
sionally through these columns.
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