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LATEST MARKET REP.OBT
E. F. SANGUINETTI
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J. M. '-bX'lsz
Cattle .:. .$Q to 19c
Milo Maize, ton $64.50
Fetereta, ton $64.50
HogS 8Q tQ lip 5
Lamb3 12c s
Turkeys 24c 5
Eggs , 43c j?
Alfalfa Hay, ton ...... .?15.00
g Barley, ton $47.50
5 Wheat, ton $60.00
FEARLESS CHAMPION OF CITYF YUMA, YUMA PROJECT
AND tUMA COUNTY
YUMA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, AUQUST 16, 1917,
DRAFT EXAMINATIONS COMPLETE TO DATE.
BILLION BUSHELS OF WHEAT NEXT YEAR.
WASHINGTON, . C, Aug. 9. The production of
over one billion bushels of wheat and av,er J8Qp0,QQ0 bushT
els of rye, through the planting of .47,337,000 acres to winr
ter wheat and of 5,131,000 acres to rye this fell, is the imr
mediate war agricultural program for the nation, announced
today by David F. Houston, secretary of agriculture.
-4 This record winter wheat acreage, an increase of 18 per
cent over last year, would yield 672,000,000 bushels if the
average yield for the past ten years is equaled, or ,under a
repetition of the favorable conditions of 1914, would give
880,000,000 bushels. In either case with a spring wheat crop
next year equal to that of 1915, the nation will have more
than 1,000,000,000 bushels of wheat for domestic .use and
This vastly increased production of wheat, needed in
any case, will be absolutely essential to prevent a serious
shortage of breadstuffs next summer, should the growing
corn, now behind the season, be much damaged iy earjy
The program approved by the secretary of agriculture
represents the best thought of the United $tates depart-,)
ment of agriculture and the state agricultural officials and
i state councils of defense.
The study of this question has involved many factors
and the specialists hve been aware ixpm the first that the
demands for wheat may .exceed the supply next year. Effort
therefore has been made to recommend m each state about
as large an acreage in wheat and rye as .can be sown without,
upsetting proper farm practice wjiicli jnjjst be maintained
in the interest of wheajt and rye crops this and succeeding
years, as well as in the interest of o.tjier necessary spring-
planted crops which are not discussed in detail at this time)
as they are not food crops in which a . marked shortage ex
ists. The estimates, ,the department states, .are made with the
knowledge that there is some shortage of the fertilizer sup
ply but with the understanding that there will be no gen
eral shortage in the supply of seed or of farm machinery,
which is necessary in the production of the wheat crop.
It is understood also that ample transportation facilities
will be provided and aiair price of wheat-will be established, i
These factors have been assumed as fixed and satisfactory, j
If any one or more fail to be adjusted in good time, no peixj
.son can tell how serious will be4he effect on Jhe ,to,tal crop.;
The .planting and sulfation of these increased acre-,
ages of fall-sown grains calls for unusual effort on the parti
-of'the farmers. Plans to placp,atthe disposal the farmers:
all assistance possible, are eing perfected in the United.
States department of agriculture, .the state colleges of agrP
culture, and other state and local agencies which co-operate j
in farming .matters. The assistance of .successful growers
of wheat and rye in a campaign ,to turn put bumper crops
r in 1918 is assured.
The state officials will do their utmost to get the -acreages
expected of their-states into the ground. The program,
as .originally worked out by the federal department of agri-
culture called for somewhat more than 44,000,000 acres to,
be sown this fall. When this proposal was presented to the.
officials of the several states a further increase vwas consid-'
ered possible and desirable ;by them. As a consequence
the recommendation fpr the sowing of 47,377,000 acres is
Special Methods To Increase Yields of Wheat and Rye.
Specialists of the department of agriculture and the
state agricultural colleges hope that by ibetter methods jthe
average yield per acre will be at least maintained wherever
there is a fertilizer shortage and will be increased in other
Much educational wprk will be done tp make this desire
an actuality, and in this campaign the most successful grpwr
ers will have a prominent part. For instance, it is stated that
on the land that could he spwn to fajj wheat this autumn,,
it is possible materially to increase the yield per acre by put
ting into practice some principles that are -already weft
known to some farmers.
These should appeal especially to ;th.osewiio cannot inJ
crease their usual acreages without doing injustice to other
crops, which should be grown.
These principles may be summed up as follows :
1 . Pfow early. Giye the plowed "land two months to set-
tie before sowing where possible.
Ai 2. Compact the late-plowed land with roller and har
3. Don't plow after ;a cultivated crop. Prepare such
land with disk and harrow.
4. Make the seed bed a fit place for the seed.
MIDYEAR STATEMENT OF ARIZONA MINERAL,
All . the mines, andmelters had beeji producing at . capa
city with very little interruption other" than of the labor
strike in the Jerome camp, up to the end of June, 1917. If
later trouble does not prevent, te copper output in i9J7j
according to V. C. Hikes ofcfhe United States geological
survey, department of the'.interior, will be greater than that
of 1916, when the output was approximately 700,000,000
pounds. -In fact, many of the large copper properties, inr
eluding tfeeJUnited Verde, Hay United Verde Extension and
Ray, have materially increased their monthly shipments of
copper bullion- The New Cornelia leaching plant began
producing electrolytic copper, and the International smelter
at Miama, increased the capacity of the plant.
An increase is expected in the gold production, due to ac
tivities in the San Francisco or Oatman district, where -a
newrnill was operated on pre from the United Eastern mine,
but the production .of silver, which is influenced by the out
put pf copper, will not show any great increase. In 1916
the ,gpld output was nearly $2,000,000, and that of silver
nearly 7,000,000 ounces.
Owing to the high price of lead, several old properties
are being opened. One of these is the Mowry, in Santa
Cruz county, and -a number of the mines in the vicinity of
Chloride, in Mojiaye county, are reported to he producing.
A large increase in the production of lead is expected from
the 'Risb.ee Pamp, which is yielding both lead and zjnp-lead
ores, as well .as considerable manganese ore. Arizona pro
duced about 26,000,000 pounds of lead in 113.
Zinc is produced Jn several other districts in Arizona,
especially Wallapai district in Mohave county, where impor
tant shipments are steadily increasing the output. Arizona
mines produced about 20,0Q0,000 pounds of reconvertable
zinc in 1916. With greater shipments from the Union Bas
in ,and Tennessee mines, in Mohave county and other prop
erties in Pima, Santa Gruz, and Cochise counties, trjis out
put may be exceeded in 1917, tnougn the pnee ot zinc nas
declined. The value pf Arizona's output of metak in 1916
was more than $200,000,000, With the prices of silver, cop
per ,and lead higher, and with .an increased copper output,
this total value will he considerably exceeded.
HEMP INDUSTRY TO BE REVTYJED
.AH .that pan be said Jn favc-r pf hemp
as a crpp fpr the ,Sputhwes.t applies
with equal force, to Ywa Valley.
.Sputherp Pacific offices predict
that 10,000 acres in the Imperial Val
ley wjll be planted, to he,mp next year,
ushering in a brand new Industry
there. Hemp has been grown in the
lower Yuma VaJJey n a. smplj ,way.
E. W, Clapp, general freight agent
at Los Angeles for the Southern Pa
cific has just made a report ,to the
general offices at San Francisco on
the latest baby industry of Southern
California. He says:
"Hemp is being cultivated on the
Timkin ranch at Brawley, where 100
acres have been planted, and on the
Cudahy ranch south pf the bounary
line, where another 100 acres have
"This js the first year's planting .and
it is a little eary yet to determine
the production per acre and the qual
ity pf the hemp itself, because harvest
ing pas just cpmmencea, out tnere
is every indication that the produc
tion, per .acre will be heavy and .that
the ,hepip iB of A-l .quality. It is said
jtp surpaps any hemp grown in Ken
jtupky; it reaches a higher stand ap
proximately 11 feet while in Kentucky
the aypjage growth is about 6 feet.
"A few weelts ago. an experimental
cutting -was niade and .the fibre, .sent
east, where it was made into yarn,
which, was pronounced .to be of fine
"One thing in favor of the hemp in
dustry in Yuma and the Imperial Val
ley is that the crop comes ahead of
the frost, which means that it will not
"A decorticating machine has been
invented by George W. Schlic.teu
which is said to .be a success; it has
already been tried, on both hemp and
cotton stalks. If this macnine ,in prac
tice runs true to the experiments that
have been conducted, it will bo a bpoa
to both the hemp industry and utiliz
ing the cotton stalks because the fibre
from both can be separated much
more economically thai by hand and'
it would not be surprising if the. hemp
planting next year in the Imperial:
Valley amounted to 10,000 acr,es;"
The lower Yuma Valley is .admirab
ly adapted to hemp culture and Yu
ma can well afford to encourage a
r.eyival . of a. prop which has been peg
lected of recent years for cotton .and-alfalfa.
WASHINGTON It is declared the
plan to advertise .the next liber.ty Joan
issue in .the. newspapers and o.tber pub-,
licatipps at p cost,. of one tp two 4 mil
lion dollars was recommended ,by Sec
retary McAdop .and the national adver
tising advisory .board.
5.. .Sow with .a.driU, sound, pump, clean.seed of adapted ,
6. Prevent losses from smut by treating'infeeted seed
7. Make 'the soil fertile with manure or , fertilizers, ap
plied judicjously where needed. . -
8. Reduce winter killing by following the above sug
gestions. Bxmmd&W ffifati and'Co-operation Necessary;
The accomplishment, of this.gre.a,t increase of wheat and
rye .acreage without disrupting correct Janning practice .will
all for niemendous e&rf Qn the. par,t of farmers.. However,
the Un.ited States department of agriculture,, the stat.e col
leges -of agriculture, and other state andl10cai agencies are
planning to aid in every possible w,ay
Following is a list of those exam
ined out of a list of 180 called. This
Includes those examined Saturday,
Sunday and Monday up to 4 o'clock
Edwin L. Hansberger, Gustave E.
Svenssen, Frank A. Delgado, Carlos
Higuera, William Herman Klusmire,
William D. Huckabee, Donald E. Ing
bam, William F. gropks, Julius Q
Miller, Earl H. Lee, John Furst, Pedro
C Molina, Harvey O. Majors, Homer
L. Kryger, Guy McCain, Charlie High
tower, William L. Ellison, Frank E.
Arthur, Don J. Snow, Jr., Antonio Ra
mirez, C .F. Schumann, Harold Hinck
ley, Henry S. Shattuck, William E.
Mulloy, Jessie P. Gray, George Allen,
Jose Mejia, Clarence G. Kryger, Rqb-
ert T. Branstetter, GeQ. M. Hill, Archie
C. Atkins, Charles R. Collins, Robert
T. Branstetter, John Molina, Pedrq
Rpta, George R. Robinson, Sangoro
Okugawa, Charles Stanley Chambers,
Casinnero Ortiz, Emory P. Jackson,
Harry L. Duty, Edward Loupe, Jose O.
Fernandez, Mark Alexander, ??aac
Polhamus, Jr., Richard H. Ramsay,
Michael O. Fitzgerald, Harry S. Horn,
Qscar Music, Marvin K. Jackson, Al
gernon S. Jones, Benito Romero, Hen
ry L. Mitchell, Wong Mon Yuk, Will
H. Minor, Paul Figueroa, Dolfin B.
Olivares, Ypyle L. Smith, Lyman A.
Npwton, Clarence A. Long, Herman R.
Vanderford, Theron Scott Seamons,
Charlie Ramirez. Manuel Fernandez,
Ralph Garcia Winifred J. Fisher, Wil
liam Mitchell, Scott V. Johnson, Jack
P. Barrett, Jack W. Qorar, Leslie Aips
wprth, Roy R.' Vann,oy, Norman R.
Adair, Robert L,ove, Thomas E. Black,
Alfred L. Rillos; Clanton. O. Thornton,
Joseph Felix Curtis, W. Bolton, Clarr
enc.e C. Tolleson, Manuel E. Martinez,
Logan Smith, Eiroy Sousa, Curtis E.
Andrews, Ramon .Garcia, Cqnra4 B.
Molina, Victor E. Laney, Frank Mar
vin Hodges, Pedro C. Molina.
Those Who Have Passed
The following have ibeen passed on
by the local board, including the ex
amining? physician as physically quali
fied for service:
Charlie Ramirez, Robert Love, RalRh
fl&rcja, Scott V. Johnsqn, Curtis W.
Bolton, Alfred L. Rillos, William H.
Klusmire, Herman R. Vanderford,
Thomas E. Black, Conrad Brawley Mo
ling, Joseph Felix, Victor E. Laney,
Walter L. Tilgham, Jack W. Borer,
Theron S. Seamans, Voyle L. B.
jm.ith, William M. Lpgue, Roscpe Der,
Vane, Frank E. Arthur, M. O. Fitz
gerald, Delfin B. Oliveras, A. S. Jones,
Guy McCain, Frank M. Hodges, Jr.,
Ferdinand Schumann, CJantpn Q.
Thprnton, Geo. M. Hill, Ray G. Robin
son, Archie C. Atkins, Paul Figueroa,
Henry p, Mitchell, W. J. Fsher, C. C.
Tolleson, Frank E. Jphnsop, Edward
B. Lyman, Frank A. Delgado, Frank
Morales, Edwjn L. HanBber-ger, Harry
S. JHorn, Earl H, Lee, Jqhn Furst John
W. Ellison, Charles R. Collins, Charlie
R. High tower, Homer L. C. Kryger,
Donald E. Ingham, Jose Mejia, E. E.
Daley, Geo. Allen, Don J. Snow, Jr.,
William E. Mulloy, Earl G. Grenholt,
Jessie Payne Gray, Garlos Higurat;
Henry S. Shattuck, C. C. Majors, Robt.
W. Gray, Norman R. Adair, Mon Yuk
Wong, Jacob C. Bates, Panfilo Badoga,
Marvin King Jackson, John Molina,
Louis H. Westmorland, Harry Lee
The following who were examined
Monday claimed exemptions for the
reasons stated , opposite each name:
Ramon Garcia, dependent parents.
William M. Lpgue father, and moth
Conrad B. Mplinaj raising cotton.
Gurtis W. BQltpn, farming on state
school lands ,and must make pay-
ments; married man with .child.
Joseph Felix, married man ,and de-
Victpr E. Laney, son of a dependent
Emory P. Jackson, land mortgaged
and. will endanger its loss..
John Molina, oon cf & widowed
npther dependent on his support.
Therpn Scptt Seamans, family de
pendent pn bis suppprt
Jesse Payne Gray, knee easily
thrown out- of .place.
Ferdinand Roxer Carl Schumann, in j
cattle business and' leaving would j
cause- loss of- stock -and range. j
Homer L. G. Kryger, raising hogs
and' dairy, cows and-'farming 160 acres.
Edwin Laton Hansberger, farming.
Robert T. Branstetter, farming. ;
Frank V. Johnson, mining, has con
tract to sink shaft.
Sangaro 0, Kugaw.a, Antonio Ram
irez, Juan Fernandez, Pedro Rota, Jose
O. Fernandez, Casimera Ortiz, Banito
Romaro, Juana Molina.
Clarence C. Kryger, married man
William Edgar Mulloy, married man
Carjps Higuera, married .man with
Jose Mejia,. married. -man wtth. child.
Ferdinand R. C, Schumanp, m.arried
man with child.
Delphin B. Alivares, married man
Charles Roe Collins, married man
Isaac Polhamus, Jr., married man.
Louis Harrison Westmoreland, mar
ried man with child.
Norman Adair, married rqaa and
Edwin L. Hansberger, son of aged
and infirm parents.
Qustav J3dwin Svansson, . married
man with child.
Frank Morales, married man, with-
Clarence C. Tollerspn, married man
Edward Burton Lyman, married
Harry . Horn, married man with
John Molina, ma.ll carrier, mother
Harry Lee Duty, married man with
W.1. H. Mhiort married man.
Harry S. Horn ,dep.epdent wife.
John iFurst, dfependent mother.
The d.raft examining bqard finished
its work Tuesday and adjourned until
Monday, when a dew batch of regis
trants will be. examined. Yupa county
is making a. showing .equal to otber
communities and better, and will have
every reason to be proud of the final
result. Tber.eare, however, some in
teresting side lights, which goes to
shpw the trend of human nature. One
young man announced that he wanted
p file a claim for exemption on the
grounds that hp was the sole support
of his aged mother, while it is well
known that the ftther is a- wealthy
land owner in Southern .California. In
spite pf all thi, the young man per
sisted in filing a claim, and received
his affidavits. He said he was famil
iar with the 4 way the government did
things, and didn't fear any conse
One man has been before the board
at leapt six times, each .yis.it presag
ing a new course of action on his
part to secure exemption. He had a
wife. He had. an. affidavit stating when
he was born. He didn't think he was
physically fit, altho four doctors had
passed him. Finally Jje said be- would
file another affidavit, hpwipg hp was
a rarmer, tms person, me Duaru
thinks, has an idea that he can be ex
empted on one .ground, if not on an
The following named men- were ex
Wilfred I. Walkinshaw, Jack L. Nun-
naley, Jesus Marquez, Horace E. Re
dondo, William H. Rathurn, Granch
V. Gollins, Ng. Pong (alien), Garrett
A. White, Ramon L. jMaytprena, Har
ry H. Frederick, Harpld M. Savage,
Frank Quiroz, Guadalupe Lorena,
Louis Westmorland, Robert Sirtillon,
Ygnacio Mejia, Clifford Waltz, Anton
V. J. Swaty, Brady N. Collins, Thomas
F. AIcLay, William R. Yancy, Rpy H.
Havpns, Thomas J, Caveness, Zebulori
B. V. Wilson, Juan Gonzales, Thomas
H. Newman, Albert R. Wilson, Felipe
Lprona, James L. Edwards, Joseph
P. Lalley, J. R. Dowdall.
Following is a .complete Jist of the
names rejected up tP Jast nigbt pn ac
count pf physical disability:
Robert T. Branstetter,. Juan jRamos
Vasquez, Frank E. Gandplfo, Gustave
E. Svensson, William D. Huckabee,
Julius O. Miller, Earl Leslie Ains
wprth, Edwar.d Loupe, Lynian .A. New
ton, Eloy Sou, Logan Smith, Clarence
A. Long, Will H. Miner, Mark Alexan
der, Curtis E. Andrew.8; Epory P.
Jackson, Charles S. Chamb.er.8, Roy R.
Vannoy, Oscar Music, Richard H.
Ramsey, James Neahr, Jr., Albert R.
Wilson, Horace E. Redondo Richard
Henry Ramsey, William Fred Brooks,
Guadeloupe Laxona, Clifford Waltz,
Branch 'V. Collins, Zebulon ;B. V. Wil-
son James L. Edwards, Robert Sor-
Men Who Passed Yesterday.
Following is a list of the men who
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