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iSounds Huge Possibilities
for Development of State
All Sides Represented
Keynote Is Co-operation
"With co-operation the keynote, and
with absolute unity of purpose for the
pood of all Arizona, with delegates
present from most of the projects nr.l
proposed projects, and the biggest civic
and business organizations in the
state ,and with the approval and cor
dial co-operation of the state as rep
resented by the governor and the new
resources board, the first meeting yes
terday of the General Arizona Com
mittee on Reclamation, held at. the
Arizona club, was conceded by all
present to have the greatest potentiali
ties for the future development of the
state of any meeting ever held in the
"It was a representative meeting, an
enthusiastic meeting, anl one that
may well be destined to pass into the
history of the state. as one of the real
beginnings of the future greatness
Arizona is destined to achieve by the
constant keeping in mind of the fact
that the interests of each section is the
interest of all, that the way of accom
plishment lies along the road of co-operative
effort." Such was the state
ment last night of Dwight B. Heard,
after attending and taking part in the
fleeting of the committee, the purpose
of which is to unite all Arizona behind
u. great practical, constructive plan for
conservation, reclamation, flood con
trol and storage and use of water.
Short Notice Big Attendance
Notice of the meeting was sent out
icnly last Friday, yet representatives
were present from practically every
business and civic organization and
from a large number of projects or
proposed projects in various parts of
the state.
Governor Thomas E. Campbell, F. W.
Uriffin, president of the chamber of
commerce; A. Y. Greer, president of
the Yuma Water Users' association;
George P. Brown of Buckeye; W. R.
Klliott, superintendent of the Salt
, River Valley Water Users' associa
tion; B. A. Gillespie, of the Gila Bend
project; Harry A. Diehl, president of
the Arizona Merchants' association;
A. O. Smith, president of the Benson
bank, and Prof. H. Q. Robertson, presi
dent of the San Pedro Valley Conser
vation club; Dwight B. Heard, presi
dent of the Maricopa Realty board; J.
J. Hutchison, president of the Farmers'
find Merchants' club of Bowie; Andrew
Kimball of Thatcher, president of the
state board of trade and agricultural
:i;rent for the United States railroad
administration; George H. Maxwell,
executive director of the National Rec
lamation association, the proposer of
this big plan and the father of the
reclamation service and the Roosevelt
lam project; Edward V. Parker of the
Southwest Cotton company; Dean
Scarlett and Rev. Buchanan, for the
local churches: V. A. Thompson, city
manager of rhoenix: J. C. Dobbins, L.
V. McKlnley. L. E. White. A. A. Car
rick. Ralph Murphy; Guy P. Nevitt. K.
J. Cruice of the Santa Fe; J. C. Nor-
ton, K. E. Lane, C. P. Woodbury
hese were part of the intensely inter-i-lcd
participants iu the meeting of
this committee that proposes to put
over a movement to make Arizona
more than ten times a greater state
I nevery way, hut more particularly
'rum an agricultural standpoint.
Report Is Read
Webb Griffin presided as temporary
c h.-urman, and while the first course of
the lunch was being served he called
imon Guy P. Nevitt, chairman of the
committee on organization, for a re
port, and Nevitt requested the acting
secretary. C. M. Morgan, Jo read the
report, which was prepared to submit
1o this meeting under the authority of
the joint committee meeting of last
The report of the committee was
unanimously adopted and made part
of the record, and the speaking pro
gram began. The first speaker was
George H. Maxwell, who made an ex
tended talk because of the numerous
people present had not before heard
the details of the plan.
Governor Thomas E. Campbell was
then introduced, and spoke in the
heartiest favor of any plan that will
mean a greater Arizona. "I have been
following the work of Mr. Maxwell
through the state," said the governor,
"and 1 think it is splendid. It is nec
essary that we carry forward the in
terests of the state and of the people
by every possible means, and this plan
is a means, a big project that means
much to Arizona.
"The new resources board, soon to
be appointed, will be an offciial body
to look after this same sort of things,
and they will work in harmony with
this organization , and be glad of its
help and co-operation. Its funds are
sriAill, but the board will work hard
mid help plan for bigger things, and
we can go to Washington with con
crete plans. There is available in all
about $205,000 of state money for ex
perimental development and for prac
tical work looking toward water con
tttfivation. '
Needs Organization
'But it needs the vision and energy
t this organization to help accomplish
the results we want, the results we
must have, and to which the state is
"During my recent visit to Wash
ington I took up a number of matters
o interest to Arizona, and I am free to
say that the biggest thing at present
in sight for us is the Lane soldier set
tlement bill. There are a lot of little
projects before congress, but they will
not pass. It is the big plan that gets
by nowadays.
"By the work of the resources board
and by the aid of this fine and repre
sentative organization, - with its lofty
ideals and fine purposes, we should be
able to go to congress by next fall with
our entire plan mapped out, in shape
to put it through.
"You will find me at all times in
sympathy with this movement and
with this organization. To the limit of
my ability and resources you may
count on me. Whenever I can help,
command me."
Dwight B. Heard was next intro
duced, and spoke briefly. "We need
men of vision here to help us to form
ulate a constructive plan to get big
results," he said. "We need to use
instead of wasting.
"The code of friendly co-operation
that has been preached here this after
noon is the proper thing. Let us get
together and thresh out our own prob
lems here together, and agree to a
plan that will be to the benefit of all,
then go to Washington with that plan
and get it.
"We should make an earnest effort
to make use of the things e waste,
and this is accomplished by the Max
well plan. Let us get behind and push
it along. ' '
Include Soldier Settlement
"Let us be sare, also, that we work
In harmony with the Lane plan for
soldier settlement. A big feature oi
that plan is the utilization of the wa
ters of the Colorado and its tributaries,
including .the Gila. The whole move
ment means more homes, and the
homes of contented people are the
state's best assets."
A. Y. Greer of Yuma, a member of
the horticultural commission and pres-
idc-nt of the Yuma Water Users' asso
ciation, stated briefly that Yuma could
be depended upon to back the project.
"We have all the water we need," said
Mr. Greer, "sometimes more than we
need, but we would back this plan for
the good of the whole state whether it
meant anything to us or not It does
interest us very much from the stand
point of cheap power, and Yuma and
the Yuma valley can be depended upon
to help."
Prof. H. Q. Robertson of Benson
made a very interesting talk from the
standpoint of the old-timer who has
seen the development of Arizona for
many years, having lived in the Tonto
basin, when he had to take his mother
and sisters and get out of the country
to escape the Indians, and saw the
Roosevelt dam built and put into opera
tion. "Twenty years ago I told the pupils
in my school," said Prof. Robertson,
"that I expected to live to see the Colo
rado dammed and the mesas of Ari
zona watered from it, and this looks
like the first real move toward it that
I have seen.
Wonderful Progress Already Made
"What wonderful progress we have
already made, and what marvelous
progress we will make when the plans
of this organization come to fruition.
I am heart and soul for this project.
When Mr. Maxwell sounded the key
note in Benson we got busy and organ
ized our local people. Now we want
to be part of this bigger organization,
to help it and have it help us. to be
part of what I believe is destined to
be a great Arizona brotherhood, work
ing for the interests of all."
A. G. Smith, president of the Benson
bank, said that he had delegated his
speech to Prof. Robertson, but went on
to state that he was in hearty accord
with the aims of the organization and
that the people in his section had been
trying to interest the people of Bisbee
and Douglas in their proposed Charles
ten dam, which would impound a lake
of some 2,000 acres. "Benson is in a
very rich valley, capable of a high
state of cultivation," said Mr. Smith,
"and particularly, on account of the
altitude, suited to fruit growing. We
want to help the balance of the state,
and we want them to help us."
E. A. Gillespie made a brief state
ment to the effect that his company was
going ahead with the work of putting
in the dam at Gila Bend, and that, he
hoped the plan proposed would go
through and sudbue the floods In the
J. J. Huchinson of Bowie thanked the
committee for the invitation to take a
part in this great movement, and again
urged that co-operation was the key
note of accomplishment. The San
Simon valley, he said, had 200,000 acres
of irrigable land, and this and many
other sections of the state could be
brought under cultivation by the proper
co-operative effort.
Casa Grande Heard From
Lemuel Matthews of the CasaGrande
and Florence project spoke enthusias
tically of the possibilities of the Casa
Grande section- "I am proud to be
here," ho said, "and proud to be from
Casa Grande. Mr. Heard has helped
us to get together and to solve many of
our problems, and to get the Florence
diversion dam that is soon to be built,
and we are willing to help the rest if
the rest will help us. We have 400,000
acres of the finest land that lays out
doors, and there is no reason why this
country should not be a continuous
oasis from Buckeye to Toltec. an area
under water of 800,000 acres. The Casa
Grande valley can' be made to bloom
like the Salt River valley. We have a
proper and feasible site for a dam at
San Carlos and we want that dam and
we want this organization to help us
get it."
Andrew Kimball of Thatcher spoke
briefly along the line that it must be
understood from the first that this is
not a selfish movement nor an indivi
dual project, but a broad and compre
hensive plan of benefit to all the people
of the state.
Southwest Cotton Company Showing
Edward F. J'arker told . in brief the
absorbing story of how the Southwest
Cotton company has subdued the desert
and made it produce on pumped water,
made it to produce better and in a more
scientific manner than much land under
gravity water. "We started on January
1, 1917," said Mr. Parker, "with a force
of 3,500 men, 1.000 mules and 14 trac
tors. In 90 days we had 4,600 acres in
cotton. We had to clear and level the
land, drill the wells and install the
plants, dig and cement the ditches, plow
the ground, and put in the crop." He
went on to trace the history of the de
velopment of the plant, and made a
number of observations and prophecies
as to the future of the valley.
"The things that can be done in Ari
zona ale thrilling, stupendous," said
Mr. Parker "and they can be accom
plished by co-operation and I ana going
to stay and help co-operate."
Dean Scarlett and Rev. Buchanan
spoke briefly and emphatically of the
interest of the churches in the nnhniu
ing of the community, and pledged their
personal support to the reclamation
The last action of the meeting was to
continue the same organization com
mittee, with instructions to them to
prepare and have ready to submit to
the meeting in August a concrete and
definite plan.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CAMP DIX, X. J., June 25. Another
humble American doughboy took his
place in the Hall of Fame today, in the
person of Private Frank Gaffney of
Company G 108th Infantry, the Twenty-seventh
Division (New York Na
tional Guard.)
Sergeant Alvin-Tork of. Pall Mall,
Tennessee, is the only man in the
American army credited with a larger
bag of prisoners than Gaffney.
The lanky Tennessean brought in
132 Germans, but he had but a few
men to help him -round them up, while
the New Yorker, alone,, and suffering
from a wound which cost him one of
his arms, piloted 80 into the American
lines. f
"You're the second bravest man the
war produced,", .declared . Major Gen
eral McHale, when he pinned the con
gressional medal of honor upon the
breast of the blushing Gaffney1. Here
is the official-citation which won the
highest military honor the nation can
bestow. ,. . .
"On September 29 at Ransart, when
his lieutenant and sergeant had been
killed. Private 'Gaffney assumed com
mand of the platoon and continued to
the objective,, a .German machine gun
nest. Gaffney was the only man to
reach the objective. Bravely and skil
fully handling a machine gun and hand
grenades he killed several of the enemy
and brought back 80 of them to the
American lines."
NEW YORK, June 25.' Daniel Wil
lard, presideht of the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad company, announced at
the close of a director's meeting today
here, that the company had sold a $35,
000,000 issue of ' 10-year, 6 per cent,
secured gold bonds, to obtain funds to
meet maturing obligations.
The bond issue, backed by $6,000,000,
par value, Reading company, first pre
ferred stock; $14,000,000 Reading com
pany, second preferred; $9,200,000
Reading company,- common stock, and
$15,000,000 of Baltimore and Ohio gen
eral and refunding mortgage 6. per cent
bonds, having a total estimated value
of $45,000,000, was purchased by Kuhn,
Loeb and company,' Speyer and com
pany, and the National City company.
The bonds will- be offered at 96 and
accrued Interest. . , ,
In order not to extend the company's
credit under existing ' conditions, Mr.
Willard said the directors voted to
suspend, temporarily, divided payment
on the company's- common stock. The
board declared the usual semi-annual
dividend of 2 per cent on preferred
stock to holders of record July 10. This
is payable September 2, next.
Mr. Willard stated that the company
had reached an agreement - with the
government on compensation and that
a contract had been executed whereby
the government would pay the com
pany at the rate of $30,031,009 a year
ior tne time the lines are under gov
ernment control. The company has an
additional income of $3,300,000, he said,
which would bring the total receipts to
$33,331,000. - . -. - . ... .. . . .
WINNIPEG. Manitoba, Jupe 25 A
grand rush for their old jobs was made
by most of the strikers today, although
the strike committee had designated
Thursday at 11 o'clock as the time to
return to wark.
Federal, provincial and municipal of
ficers and industrial employers an
nounced emphatically some of their
men would not be reinstated.
Mayor Charles F. Gray declared
those who are taken back by the city
must sign a pledge not to Join in synu-
patnetic strmes. . .
Official notice of the termination of
the strike was sent to Premier T. C.
Norris of Manitoba today. It is under
stood the government will appoint
Judge H. A. Robson to Investigate the!
causes of the strike and make recom
mendations to .the provincial govern
ment. .
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lUUR LIU Inflamed or Granulated.
iisfMurine often. Safe for Infant or Adult
At all DrupRists. Write for Free Eye Book.
Murine Eye Kenedy Company, Chicago, (J. S.L
WASHINGTON, June 25. Denial
was made by Samuel Gompers, presi
dent of the A. F. of L. that the federa
tion of labor was supporting the cam
paign of Villa against the Carranza
"No individual or group has any
right whatsoever to use the federa
tion's name in such propaganda," the
statement said.
DENVER, Colo.. June 23. Heated
discussion of the attitude of membeiu i I
in Winnipeg, Canada, in joining tlio
general strike - in that city, was the
only interruption to consideration of
the report of the beneficiary commit
tee at today's session of the Brother
hood of .Locomotive Firemen and En
ginemen, in triennial convention here.
The convention adopted a -recom
mendation increasing the insurance
policy limit of the order from $4,000 to
$1,500, and .voted to annul the war
waiver July 1, of all members who
entered the military or naval service.
This means that every member of the
brotherhood now in the service will
have his insurance restored automat
ically July 1.
: etZ - "' "
LEAVENWORTH, Kas., June 25.
On examining the marriage license
record book at the probate judge's of
fice in Leavenworth county courthouse
today, it was found that on March. 13,
1908, a license was issued to Jesse M.
Willard, aged 26 and Hattie Evans,
aged 22. -Willard swore to an affidavit
at that time that he was 26 years old
and this would make him 37 now,
thereby sport followers here contend,
settling the controversy about his age.
NEW YORK, June 25. Announce
ment, was made after an executive
meeting of the officers of the Intern
national Paper company here today,
that an arrangement had been reached
between the corporation and the labor
units employed in the manufacture of
paper, including ' the International
Brothertioed of Paper Makers and the
Brotherhood of Pulp aad Sulphate
EW YORK, June-25-Eamonn de
v aiera, "president of the Irish repub-r
lie," reiterated tonight a statement
forwarded by him to Jr"remier Clemee,-
ceau of France in May, warning the
peace conference that Ireland woul'd
not be bound by a peace treaty signed
on ner behalf by English peace com
He declared "the Irish people -will
scrupulously observe any treaty obli
gation to which they are legitimately
committed, but the British delegates
cannot bind Ireland. The only signa
tures by which Ireland will be bound
are those of its own delegates, deliber
ately chosen.
- ' '- ... !
CHICAGO, June 25. After a business
agent representing about 3.800 striking I
employes of the street department had
canea on a strike today, other repre
sentatives of the men repudiated the,
aiiiuu aim lomgni ine men were said
to be still on strike. They -declared
they would not return to work until
more definitely assured that their de
mands for increased pay would be
granted. .-
VANCOUVER, B. C, June 25. After
coniirmauon or press reports of the
calling off of the Winnioes StrikA -or a a
received here by labor leaders tonight
a hurried consultation was called and
a bulletin was posted at "the labor
temple by the strike committee calling
off the- strike in Vancouver Friday
jikuii licit il no aiscnmmation is
anown. ...
Today, Thursday June 26th
The Second of Our Series of
wsday Imig 3 Sfoir Sales
Our First Three-Hour Thursday Morning Sale of Last Thursday Was
Great It Showed Us That Our Customers Like to Shop in the Morn- -ing
When It Is Cool and at Kor ricks' Where It Is Cool
Specials For Thursday Morning
We Close Every Thursday Afternoon Until Sept. 1st Shop in the Morning
Silks at 98c Per Yard
Thursday Three Hour Sale
Silks Ordinarily Worth Up to $2.00 Yard, QQf
Thursday ; Morning Only .
White only, 40 inches wide, a wonderful QQf
offering ....
36 inches wide in black only, for waists and QQs
dresses, washable, : .v
Also 36 inches wide in a wonderful range of QQ
patterns and colors, . . , . . V
In a nice assortment of pretty kiinona designs O Q p
and colorings 0C
Greatly used in combination, with other ma- QQp
terials, plain colors IM
In a number of good designs and colorings,- 42 QQs
inches wide,' Ot.V
(Silks Department, Main Floor)
Women's Neckwear
Thursday Three Hour Sale
For this special three-hour sale we will offer all our
remaining stocks of women's fancjr neckwear, Yes
tees, collar and cuff sets and collars, made up iu
laces, lawns, georgettes and organdies, all at
(Neckwear Department, Main Aisle)
Silk Hose & Boudoir Caps
Thursday Three Hour Sale
Extra special true shape silk hose in white, black,
mahogany and grey, pure silk thread, full fashioned,
lisle top, reinforced heels, toe and sole, all J"
sizes, 'extra special vXtll
(Hosiery Department, Main Floor)
Boudoir Caps made up in dainty creations of lace,
lawn, net aud silk, Thursday morning A Q p
special 7C:
(Ribbon Department, Main Aisle)
Congoleum Rugs
Thursday Three Hour Sale
Special offering of congoleum rugs in new tile, Ori
ental and rug designs, with wide borders, for Thurs
day only
6x6 size OK 6x9 size fl Q O fZ
for .. ....
9x12 size
for'.-. .:.
(Curtain Department, Third Floor)
Bamboo Porch Shades
Thursday Three Hour Sale
Makes the hot sunny porch a cool room, made of
split ' bamboo . complete with rope ' and pulleys,
natural color and green, for Thursday (19 "I C
morning, only (10-ft. wide, 8-ft. drop) .... VtKXU
. , Drapery Department, Third Floor)
Silk Underwear & Corsets
Thursday Three Hour Sale
Beautiful silk envelope chemise, made of all silk
crepe de chine, in flesh and pink, trimmed in pretty
filet, Chantilly and Valenciennes laces, ribbons and
ribbon flowers, ribbon straps over shoulders, cami
sole stvle, extra I0 QQ
special , W&Qu
" (Underwear Department, Second Floor)
20 Dozen Corsets
A wonderfully good corset value, a front lace corset,
made of pink and white fancy brocaded coutille,
elastic gusset band top, hose supporters, exceedingly
well boned, sizes from 21 to 34, I1 QQ
special r....A,
(Corset Department, Second Floor)
Extra Special for Thursday Morning Only
. 3 for $1.00
100 Dozen Heavy Bleached Large Size
Turkish mm roweis, ouc (Quality . .
(Limit 12 to Each Customer)
Fancy Skirtings
Fancy Tub Skirtings White
ground with fancy sport stripes in
a nice assortment of colors; regular
69c and 79c values, Thurs
day morning ....
White Voiles
Only 1000 yards, in this lot, ,40
inches wide, fine thread, smooth,
even finish, for waists, dresses ana
children's wear; 59c quality,
Thursday morning QPr
(White Goods Department, Main Floor)
Colored Organdies
40 inches wide,- fine sheer quality
in all the pretty summer shades,
including several shades of pink.
Extra special for Thursday KCp
It makes no ' difference what . your
wants may De, you can have them sup
plied oy using and reading The Repub
lican (jias&uied .pages.
Kor ricks9 Economy Bargain Basement
The Coolest Shopping Place in Town
Thursday 3 Hour Sale Specials
Dress Ginghams
Full yard wide fancy dress ging
hams in assorted plaids, checks and
stripes, colors absolutely fast,
dozens and dozens pretty patterns
to choose from. 9Qtf
Thursday Morning
Underwear Crepe
In solid colors, best Windsor qual
ity, regular width in light blue,
flesh color, lavender, Xile, tan,
rose, navy and black. OQn
Thursday Morning
Long Cloth
Our own special brand orange blos
som long cloth, 36 inches wide, very
fine quality, only 40 boxes at this
price, limit two bolts to a customer.
Thursday 1 A YDS. C?0 OfZ
Morning, boltAU $00
Dress Voilles
Only 40 pieces in all, regular 50c
quality fancy dress voiles, all new
arrivals, all new patterns, assorted
plaids, stripes and floral designs,
extra special for 9Qtf
Thursday Morning . . . OVv,
"Wirthmor", Waists
Positively the best value lingerie
waist fori the money in America,
made, of -quality materials, cleverly
trimmed, all stylish models, all
sizes to 46, special C?"i 4(
Thursday Morning vX.4:t7
Bungalow Aprons
A genuine, real honest $2.00 value,
made of absolutely fast colored
percales in plain blue, pink and
fancy stripes, trimmed collars,
cuffs and pockets. ' vfl1 flQ
ThurRrinv Mnminor VltDt
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