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FIRST IN ADVERTISING FIRST IN NEWS FIRST IN INFLUENCE
Setting a Pace for Competitors Forging Ahead to Grea ter Things Over Roads of Its Own Making
YUMA, ARIZONA, THUR SDAY, AUGUST 3, 1916.
IMPERIAL FIGHTS SHY OF
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land owners of Imperial valley are!
opposed to connecting the two systems
in teh absence of data as to the cost
of the work.
Some time ago, I quoted President
Hamilton in these columns as saying J third of
(By B. F. Fly)
Attorney M. W. Conkling
;ays me airecrors 01 tne im-
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ihat the actual survey willr ui6UHil W1U1 luma r-
that we wanted
him to pay for Yuma project and he
was quoted as saying he would be
doubly damned before he would do any
such thing. Others who oposed the
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o - . i aer me impression
After this survey shall
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a board of engineers to de-
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Though the unexpected
often happens in the business
world as- elsewhere, Yuma,
commercially, as a whole, re
ceived a considerable jolt
when it was made known by
Frank Blaisdell that the
Yuma Electric and Water Co.
the Yuma Water and
Light Co. had transferred
the right, title and interest j
which has been theirs for ai
a century to the
Los Angeles Title Insurance
Trust company, the change of
owners taking place today.
The new interests expect
to make changes looking to
a radical improvement in the
Kill LOCAL AND PERSONAL
NEWS OF IMPORTANCE
physical connection nf thp twn eve.
tems, may take the Hamilton view 0f! service which only a liberal
the situation, under the impression! USe of money Can Secure.
that we want them to pay for our
In the article referred to they were
plainly told that Yuma project land
owners had no such idea.
The truth, of the whole matter is
If the new weather man doesn't
hurry up and bring about "normal"
weather, the people will begin to think
that he intends to dish out weather of
the Philadelphia type all the time. It
is all right to give us a taste of that
kind of weather once in a while; but
to keep it up begins to work on one's
nerves. Come, Mr. Lodholz, and give
us our good old Yuma summer-time
weather. We like you, all right; but,
we don't like the kind of weather you
brought here from the East.
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4
d incorporating within it-
f enough territorv to make.
the largest citv in area in
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n iortv-seven vears. los
geles has grown from a
of 28 square miles to one
337.92 square miles. New
rk's area is 314.75 square
es, according to published
tistics, and 326.83 accord
ing to the surveyor's bureau.
The "islands," as they are called,
have been created by the extension of
the city's area completely around 3
bodies of land which are not included
in the corporate limits of the city.
Two of the "islands" are towns San
Fernando and Owensmouth each hav
ing an area of several square miles.
The other is a tract of about 30,000
acres which includes one incorporated have invested their every dollar
town, Culver City. This town can still
expand its area, but cannot get out
side of Los Angeles, which completely
surrounds the only territory available
The original territory of Los An
geles embraced only the Spanish grant
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H. A. Day, of Lompoc,
Calit., an engineering expert!
of many years, has been se-j
cured for resident manager
and he takes charge todav.
No one knows the ups and downs
of the old company better than Supt.
Sam de Corse, who was born and
raised in Yuma and has been in the
employ of the Blaisdell company (of
which Hiram Blaisdell is president)
all his life working up from the bot
tom to the position of superintendent.
No man could have accomplished
more with the equipment and means
at his command, and his faithfulness
to the interests of his companj' and
the welfare of Yuma has never been
questioned. But, lacking capital with
which to advance, Superintendent De
Corse worked against great odds and,
since the flood of last January which
seriously crippled the power plant, it
has gradually developed that a change
was almost a necessity to secure for
Yuma the service which a rapidly
growing city demands.
To Hiram and Frank Blaisdell, who
Yuma for more than a quarter of a
century, Yuma owes much more than
can ever be repaid. The Blaisdell's
built the Yuma Heights fruit ranch
and demonstrated to the world that
Yuma leads the world in early fruit.
The water for the ranch has been
pumped to the high mesa at great
Chief m Butler, of the 21st Infantry
band, "was quite naturally worried at
the threatened rain at supper time
nent citizen last evening, referring to
the accomplished County Superintend
ent of Schools, Miss C. Louise Boehr
inger, who is now making a whirlwind
canvas of the state in anticipation of
securing- the nomination for state
superintendent of public instruction
at the hands of the Democrats on
next September 12. Yuma county is
proud of Miss Boehringer.
The Yuma Daily Examiner, in its
new home, wants your job printing.
Work called for and delivered. 'Phone
The Yuma County Fair is making
satisfactory progress. One of the best
last evening, but when the hovering features will be the livestock exhibit
clouds had passed over, and no rain,
his crack military band made up for
lost time and furnished the apprecia
tive public with one of the best con
certs ever listened to in Yuma.
which will be in charge of Hon.
'She will win easily," said a promi-
The county fair directors were in
session this afternoon, going over the
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BERKELEY, Cal., Aug. 4.
Berkeley high school has
about completed the first
week of an enlarged course
journalism designed to equip
graduates with a working
i i i p
Knowledge or a newspaper
plant gained by actual ex
penence as reporters, copy-
desk men, printers, business
business office solicitors and
executives in the school
printing plant and the edi
torial and business offices of
the school weekly.
As a finishing course, E. V. Weller,
a newspaper man, placed in charge of
the course this year, has arranged to
have his pupils serve for a day on
a San Francisco newspaper, each
pupil working under the direction of
the regular man in the various de
partments, covering the stories of the
day and aiding in the business, edi
torial and composing-room departments.
The course includes a series of lec
tures on all branches of newspaper
work, illustrated with motion pictures
of Pacific Coast newspaper plants.
The daily work is planned to duplicate '
that demanded in any newspaper of
fice with the pupils serving in turn
in various capacities. Copy prepared
by student reporters, working under
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