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PAGE FOURTEEN THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 6, 1919 NEW MILS WEKERS II FIRST MEET 011 Board of Governors and Council Give AVay To The New HcM First Session Review Year's Work. . Old and new boards of governors and councils of the Salt River Valley Water f-scrs' association met yesterday to yinish up the routine business that yet remained from the past year and to pass into the hands of the incoming ;iodics the authority which they will wield until the next election ht;ings in a new board arfd council. . The retiring board of governors met jn the morning to complete the small irimoiint of unfinished business of their term. " The new council met with 19 out of i's 30 members present. President VVil .kinscm called the meeting: to order, with the secretary acting as clerk. The meeting organized by electing JI. C J'hclps of Mes. chairman and K. K. ,!ai k, of Glendale, clerk. In the absence Mr. Phelps. A. S. Reeves was elected temporary chairman. Mr. Reeves was the former chairman, but was not a candidate in the recent election. iThe meeting took up the rceommen lation of the board of governors to unend the by-laws of the association Bi-o that the assistant secretary could ue made office manager regularly and uct in the secretary's place during the 'hitter's absence. The salary of the as sistant secretary was fixed at $1100 per month. . A recommendation to increase the ialary of the secretary was also dis 'cussed, but the matter was referred to a permanent committee on by-laws and salaries, which will be appointed by the permanent chairman. The council ad journed to the first Monday in June. Hold Joint Meeting ." The new board of governors, met with jill members present and reappointed ild officers. Dr. Charles A. Van der Veer was retained as secretary; S. C thitiz, treasurer, and W. P.. Elliott, gen eral superintendent. The title of chief engineer was added to Mr. "Elliott's former title. The selecting of an as sistant secretary was left to a future meeting, pending favorable action by the council on the duties to be assumed by that officer. The board of governors went into iuarteiiy joint session with the council in the afternoon. Judge Will It. King, "chief council of the United Stales reclamation service, who wa-s in this ritv yesterday, addressed the meeting. 3le commented on the satisfaction fed by the reclamation service on the way the Salt River Valley project has been -.handled by tho water users' association J-inee taking it over. lie explained that ;:it first he had not favored this action, rluit that, he could see now that his fears Jiad been groundless. ; The annual report of the secretary was read, in which a resume of the work of the association in the past year was given. Following is the text of I he report: Report of Secretary - The year just ended is the first full jcar during which the Salt River Val ley Water Users' association has been in chiu-ge of the operation of the proj ect. A number of important questions have- been presented and much work has been accomplished during the year. - One of the first things to come up at the beginning of the year was a further endeavor to secure a decision as to the disposition of the Horseshoe dam site o;i the Verde river. This was following up the association's claim for the site ;i order to build a storage reservoir that would assure an adequate sup ply of water for all the lands within the exterior boundaries of the project, including about 23,000 acres left without f tiiK i V',t. ' vv KKtr' I TUESDAY TODAY WEDNESDAY I Y V 1 vvV : THE WATERS FINE i ! I W , t l TODAY : I J . fMv'iJ COME ON IN AND V t VC V HAVE A GOOD TIME l Z ' Cmh 5fc.nnt.vi blmi it,5. 11 i r 1 - m I SSI I ) it 4 iY I AND THEM ' rX.-;,:(fr permanent water rights by the survey board. After a conference in Wash ington with the secretary of the in terior,, in which the association was represented by President Wilkinson and Legal Adviser Gust, the secretary agreed to base his decision on the re port of an expert engineer. Homer Mamlin was appointed by the director of the reclamation service, and after an investigation is now preparing his re port. By agreement the scope of his inquiry was extended to cover the need flf project lands for an additional wa ter supply and the possibility of ex tending the project boundaries should the increased water supply warrant, as well as the original question as to the disosition of the dam as between ad verse interests outside and the exclu sive benefit of the project lands. Need of More Water Felt Depletion of the volume of stored wa ter early In the year made it seem ad visable to consider plans for adding to the supply by pumping from under ground sources. So urgent was the need of preparing for a prospective shortage that a special election was called in August at which it was voted to assess approximately half a million dollars with which to install pumps capable of developing about 220,000 acre feet of water. On the advice of a board of engineers appointed for that purpose, the wells were so located so as to give, the best results in reducing the ground water level which in several areas within the project was coming dangerously near the surface. These wells are now being drilled, pumps In stalled and will be ready for operation when the big summer demand for ir rigation is on. The same board of engineers investi gated the drainage question and made a ' comprehensive report showing the need of work in the way of both addi tional pumps and deep ditches in order to avoid the danger of further damage to areas already near the danger line of submersion. As under the present articles of incorporation, the associa tion has no power to engage in drain age operations, an amendment to give such power was put up to the share holders at the general election and was defeated. Prepared for Shortage Taking heed of the threatened water shortage and in accordance with the articles, an apportionment of stored water and that developed from pumps was made for the present irrigation vear, dividing the water equally anions the acres having permanent water rights in the project. ' . Vnn nr,n Actl til id Vl 0(1 IICVV pUIlCy Ilia by the association by making waste ditches a part of the system. Arrange ments are being made to take them over after fulfilling certain conditions and establishing the quarter section as tne unit, tne same us iui ucvcij laterals. A new policv has been established by the association by making waste ditches a part of tho system. Arrange ments are being made to take them over after fulfilling certain conditions and establishing the quarter section as the unit, the same as for delivery laterals. In the way of construction work, the association has installed a new unit in the Mighline pumping plan for- which the cont will be reimbursed in two years by the owners of lands under that canal which receives the benefit of the work. Installation of needle valves in tlx- north tunnel at Roosevelt is under way to replace the balanced valves. A new power plant is com pleted and will soon be in operation at the Chandler site. A crange in line of about two miles of the Arizona canal has been decided upon in order to avoid further damage by flood breaks from Cave Creek. For this pur pose, a caterpillar action drag line ex cavator has been ordered which will afterward be used for maintenance work on the canal. Contract has been awarded for the building of a garage and machine shop in which will be housed the fleet of auto vehicles used in the operation of the project. Three vacancies have occurred in the tward of governors during the year, two by resignation and one by death. The board has held 30 meetings and in addition there have been eight com mittee meetings. The council has met seven times and there Tiave been fotir joint meetings of the two bodies. Financial Statement Starting the year with a balance of $242,536.47. there has been received THE WATERS FINE TODAY i firtvcnwvu unci i TitiTU nt I fTJtr StnntTT BEAUTIE5. FIT? ST YO W J.SFF CINE n A. COMEDY "hree Performances aily 2:15, 7:15, 9:00. 'ICS ?5: and 50c I 3 from all sources $1,513,348.39. There has been paid out $1,336,200.93, leav ing a balance on hand of $419,683.93. This balance is deposited as usual, at interest in Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Chandler, Gilbert and Peoria banks. With a view to improving the ser vice an expert office survey has been made and in consultation with ac counting experts of the reclamation service, certain changes in the office force and methods have been agreed upon which will be put in operation as soon as- practicable. Already physical changes have been made in office ar rangements which make for conven ience in collecting and accounting af fairs of the association. Respectfully submitted, CHAS. A. VAN DER VEER, Secretary. John I. Gust, the legal advisor of the association, reviewed the dry land suit and told of the various steps that had been taken in connection with it. General Superintendent Elliott went into more detail in regard to the me chanical improvements that had been added to operation and maintenance equipment in the form of a dredging machine and excavator. The board of governors will meet again in two weeks. RESTRAINING 01 GRANTED TO CHECK 11 RITE RAISE Claiming that the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph company made changes in its rules and regula tions without permission of the cor poration commission, the state of Ari zona yesterday instituted court action against the company and secured a restraining order from Judge Lyman which will put a temporary halt on any alleged unlawfeul increase of tele phone rates. It is alleged that on May 1, that the defendant without authority from the corporation commission put in effect changes in rates, fares, tolls, charges and classifications, the changes of which would increase rates. The state claims that several thousands of per sons would be effected and the patrons paying the increase would have no means of recovery except by law. It is alleged that the company threatens to cut off the service of the patron re fusing to pay the increase, or to dis continue service to their damage and loss. The state claims that failure to se cure permission from the commission was in direct violation of the statutes and asked that restraining order be issued and the defendants ordered to show cause why an injunction should not be granted. The increases in rates proposed af fects Phoenix, Bisbee, Douglas, Glen dale, Globe. Jerome, Nogales, Prescott, Tucson and Yuma. OF THE CASTE FOR P. W. DeJong, popular salesman for the Roper Motor Co., has established the reputation of being the largest man in the Phoenix Opera Club. The but tons on his costume have been set over four inches to accommodate his deep chest. Some people hay mat five years continuous service in the automobile business is the best cnest developer known. E. H. Kreimer is the tallest man In ; the club and the one thing that bothers' him is to decide which one of the eight i pretty milk maids he shall kiss kiss, ! he must, and he'll be in clover wher i ever he lands. He should shut his eyes ! and grab. L. H. Tilden is responsible for the big audience which it :s now assured will greet the Opera Club at the initial performance. His assistants. Miss Maude Tanton, of the associate mem bership committee, and Mrs. Ben Spaldmg, have been on the job con stantly. Tilhe can do more work and eat and drink more than anyone in the j organization. Everyone wonders why Joe Kemper, our able stage director, assigned to himself the task of "making up" our chorus. Joe says the chorus outshines any beauty chorus he has worked with. "It 'tickles everyone when he says, "Now, girlie, you hold your hands this way" addressingour staid and proper school teachers as "Girlie" ! ' What would Prof. Loper say'.' I The distinction of being the most pa ' tlent member has been awarded to Ida I K. Mervine. the accompanist. Of course, she may grumble to the I piano through the medium of her flng I ers. but outwardly she is calm and i smiling even when requested to play a phrase over eleventeen times. Her gen i ial disposition has won hr a host of ! friends. The Heath studio has gotten out ! some very attractive photos of the i principals which are being displayed in I the windows of Kerr and Smalley, Owl ! Drug, John Hyder, Vic Hanny, Eagle : Drug and Switzer's. ELKS The Coolest House in Town ' Phone 717 Brandon Bros, Mgrs. A TRIUMPHANT HIT OPERA CLUB NOTES 001 00 SHOW nl! Ed. Redmond Follies Present The Nautical Musical Frivolity "THE 'TRANSPORT OF LOVE" Prices: 30c, 40c, 55c Nights and 20c, 30c Mats. (Tax Included) w TEER DP Til TO PIT CITY OVER TOP Entire City Expected To De vote Its Energies To Buy ing and Selling Bonds Another Big Meeting To- night; With all of Arizona celebrating an official holiday, called by the gover nor's office for the exclusive purpose of selling and buying Victory Bonds, Phoenix and the state at large have a chance to go over the top with a jump today. . . It is everyone's privilege and duty to either buy or sell bonds throughout this day. A combination of both buy ing and selling is the ideal solution. If everyone who has not bought will buy, and everyone who has not sold any will sell but one bond, Phoenix will take its place where it belongs, and where it has always been heretofore at the very top. Today is the city's chance to redeem itself. , Everybody Buy or Sell Stores and offices are requested not to close, but to keep open ror the pur pose of selling and buying bonds only. Employees should be granted a holiday provided they promise to work for the loan. One big firm has posted a notice on its bulletin board stating that the entire personnel of the office will be excused but only for Victory Loan work. This is the right spirit, and the one which will ram Phoenix over with a vengeance today. Also today offers the last chance to get on the list of bond buyers, which will appear in a day or so in the Phoe nix newspapers. This list will contain the name of every buyer, and the amount he has purchased. Xo one can afford to be left off of this list without a mighty good reason and the reasons are few and far between which are valid in this case. This list will tell the tale. Are you there? Will you be there, after today has passed? This is the last chance. LAST LOAN MEETING TONIGHT Tonight's grand stand meeting will i wind up the "wake-Up Week" which has lifted Phoenix from the state of lethargy into which she had drifted, and started her well along the road to ward the attainment of her quota in the Victory loan. These meetings have turned out good crowds each night, and the people have shown their appreciation by respond ing to the appeal for bond sales by buying well. But there still remains a good portion of the quota still to be raised. This is the task for the re mainder of the week. The Colis.um Theater company, in costume, and with all new numbers, will put on an entertainment at the grand stand tonight for the crowd. Their work last Wednesday night dem onstrated that they are a real musical comedy company, and this show will be well attended in consequence. Good speakers have oeen provided, and a German helmet will be auctioned off, as usual. This is the last of the week's meetings, and a oanner attend ance is desired. Turn out. and make the last of these meetings the biggest and most enthusiastic yet. BLYTO E THIS CITY C. A. Beasley of Washington, D. C, a member of the Bankhead Pathfinder Commission, which passed through Phoenix last week choosing a route for the Bankhead highway, was in this city yesterday on his return to his home from San Diego, California. Mr. Beasley stated yesterday that it had not been definitely decided as to the course of the route but the deci sion would probably be announced within the near future. It is thought. however, that there will be no doubt but what the new highway will be routed through Phoenix. The commission ended their inspec tion trip at San Diego last week hav ing traveled over the roads from El , Paso, Texas, through New Mexicoandj Arizona to the coaat city. They were j in charge o"f C.: A. Itountree, the di- i rector general of the United States'! Good Roads association and secre-1 tary of the P.ankhead highway associa-! tion, who is a man of national reputa- j tion as a road worker and booster. : o i STATEHOUSE CLOSED TODAY j Today being a holiday by the procla- mation of Acting Governor Sims, of- j fices in the statehouse will be closed. i CHAUTAUQUA TODAY McDonough-Eagle-ston Co. Musical Program and Dr. Joseph Clare . Lecture on "The Riddle of the Rus sian Revolution" This Week PRIVATE PEAT APOLLO CONCERT CO. LEWIS MILITARY QUARTET CZECHOSLOVAK BAND EDW.F.TREFZ 111LK1 ROUTE PROBA Id Starter SEIETT OFFERINGS RARE COMBINATION A theatrical entertainment combin ing the best the motion picture world has to offer in the way of a master comedy production and a novel bit of vaudeville work by six bewitching girls from the Mack Sennett studios, is that being offered again today and tomor row at the Columbia theater. The joint attraction includes "Yankee Doodle in Berlin," the greatest of ail comedy photoplays in five big reels, and the Sennett Bathing Beauties, six in number". There's a laugh at every turn of the camera crank in "Yankee Doodle in Berlin." a film satire On the house of the Hohenzollerns. The sub-titles are exceedingly rich in humor and add much punch to the production. The mermaids made famous by Sen nett's two-reelers give piquancy and vital interest to the local premiere of the comedy king's most ambitious mo tion picture undertaking. The enter tainment is irresistible in quality. t be ing one of the biggest value the Colum bia has offered at its playhouse in weeks. , Every Sennett face and figure that has come to national fame through the production of the king of film comedy are seen in "Yankee Doodle in Berlin." And to make the film his comedy mas terpiece, Sennett even went outside his own studios for the first time in his tory' to secure a performer to fill a leading role. Among the leading characters seen in the play are Bothwell Browne, Charlie Murray, Ben Turpin, Ford Sterling, Marie Prevost, Phyllis Haver, Chester Conklin, Eva Thatcher, Bert Roach and the Sennett Bathing Beauties. Every one of these performers has a national reputation. The six Sennett girls who are ap pearing in person at the Columbia theater are Gladys Allen, lma Berline, Maryon Aye, Billio Fricker, Tarn Ar taroff and Virginia Pox. They are a youthful lot. take it from us, the oldest being 22 years and the youngest 16. Augmenting number' for today and Wednesday is the sensational Pathe Review film, a portion of which is de- k voted to the slow motion pictures. Ac tion of the heart, one of the most won derful films ever produced, is shown in the Pat he Review, while the slow pic tures are devoted to boxing. A current f"" "t numbers for today and Wednesday. Famed Gaby Deslys Coming Gaby Deslys, "darling of Paris'' and the fascinating French dancer, comes to Phoenix in a wonderful cinematic presentation of Marcel L Herbier's "In fatuation." This sensational French production, made at a cost of more than $1,000,00"' and in which the beau tiful Gabv wears fashion creations val ued at more than 5S00.000, will be the feature offering at the Columbia thea ter Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the present week. Infatuation' is the story, not of a woman of the fashionable world, but of a humble flower worker who rose from poverty and temptation to be the adored dancer of the gay French capi tal. And an unusual twist the woman who was the flame, becomes herself the fluttering, helpless moth. This picture, elaborate and costly in I its setting and dressing, was maae uy the Eclipse Film company oi r ranee and directed by Iouis llercanton. for merly stage director for Madame Bern hardt in Paris and also for ir Herbert Beerbohrj Tree at his majesty's thea ter, London. It was be who directed Madame Bernhardt in the screen class ics. "Mothers of France aid yueen Elizabeth." Gabv has a strong emolional role in the play, which She interprets with sur- prising strength and power. Also, she wears some new and wonderful hats and costumes over which the designers and modistes of the world's fashion center spent many months before the big picture was put into production. The Ed. Redmond Follies received another welcome home, reception last evening, this marking their opening at the Elks, the former home in pre- vious seasons, rionu inuuiea suiuic and repeated encores attested the wairoth the theatergoers of this city have for Ed. Redmond and his tal ented organization. The play selected for the opening performance is one of those breezy affairs with just enough plot to make it interesting and not deep enough to make one think of anything but soft ocean breezes, pretty girls and all that goes with a regular girly-whirly show. In the "Transport of Love," Ed. ilOtMi mOOO uyrll Phoenix L i iAfr ,V A 4?- Production rtf fv V V" V? VJM hi Phoenix , , iMf ijf7 i Musicians f l:tZ,'4S r Uk ' 1 --iSSCf HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHTS Seat Sale Eagle Drug Store Tickets $1 i If you tried to make a single mule do the work of a team you would probably kill the mule. Use judgment with your Tractor and don't overload beyond reason, by Henry Ford. "There's "Ask the Man Ed Rudolph Phoenix Adams and Fourth St. Redmond is seen as an irascrible man of wealth who suddenly opens tip his purse strings to a renegade nephew and incidentally wins for himself a bride that he selected twenty years ago. Joe Kemper and Bobbie Deane are seen as the loving duo while Peggy Betts gives a good characterization of an old lady suffering with imagin ary ills. Orville Harris appears as friend of the young lothario while Eddie Mitchell, he of the grando gusto voice plays an effeminite character in a screamingly funny manner. Marvin Hammond dominates the scene with her every appearance on the stage, playing a folorn housemaid and characterizing it as an apparent half-wit who shrewdly upsets the pet plans laid by the trio of young shums. Irene Noblitt has little to do save a few song numbers but these went over big and Clara Hazzard made a de- ! cided impression with her acting as well as singing. Taking all in all, "The Transport of Love," is a real summery show and played by the Redmonds jn top notch style and will no doubt meet with good houses throughout the week. Morley's Country Club The new show this week in tho free Airdome is particularly attractive. The second episode of the "Lure of the Circus," is as thrillingly spectacular ; as the first and the continuity remains unbroken. "Strike Breakers," the comedy, is a ; ridiculous farce for laughing purposes only. j The regular program will prevail in , all departments of the park tonight and tomorrow night, bu't Thursday will see the peak of the Victory loan drive reached with a celebration at' i g j f. fc c ; . j E, j j t j K j r j j 1 1 CAN- OPENING TODAY FOR ONE WEEK 'REAT ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY Graziani-Castillo-Mondragon Under the personal direction of Ignacio Del Castille Opening with the treasured favorite - , "Lucia de Lanimermore" Prices Plus War Tax 23 7 oemx Milk Maids Chorus 1 lfojr i A -1;. T. : vHS ' I j- i i 1000 Fordson Tractors being turned out daily A Reason" Who Owns One G lends ! Grand Avenue Motley's that will be long remembered in Maricopa county as the night of all nights. There will be a special illum ination of the park and every paid ad mission will be given a thrift stamp. The Marathon race starts at the Hotel Adams at eight and winds up at park. Mack Gardner has given a, beautiful Silver Loving Cup to l. awarded to the winner and Pinney and Robinson a track suit for second prjze. There also will be plenty of other prizes, as well as entertainment. CAMP VERDE ROAD PASSABLE T. J. Imler writes to The Republican from Flagstaff stating that the road t. that place, by way of Camp Verde, has been driven over in a motor car by him, and is not impossible as has been reported. . Mr. Imler stated that the road saves a great deal of time in mak ing the journey to Flagstaff. The road is bad between Stoneman's and Mor mon lakes, but the remainder jg In fair shape. f MORLEY'S D Country cluB OPEN EVERY DAY SWIMMING, DANCING CABARET SPECIALTIES MORLEY'S JAZZ BAND 5c CARFARE Free Bos from End of Line EVERY NIGHT A BIG NIGHT Where Everybody Goes Phone 751 Ray F. Brandon, Mgr. Rows Rows $1.50 $1.00 7 Row 77c 4 Rows 50c era Club For The Benefit of Phoenix Associated . Charities .