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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 1, 1920 COPy OF LETTER HERE WHICH BECOME iffO PROJ ECT'S APPROVAL A copy of the letter to Secretary of the Interior Pavne in whirh Dirprtnv I. Davis recommended approval o( the proposition submitted last month by the Auxiliary Kastern Ca.nal Land owners' association for the utilization of waste waters to irrigate 35,000 acres of land east of the Salt lliver project, with the secretary's note of approval attached, his been received at the of fices of the association here, and was made public yesterday. The letter i.y Mr. Davis is self-explanatory. It fol lows: Washington, D. C May 20, 191'0. The Secretary of the Interior. Dear Mr. Secretary: I transmit herewith a communica tion from Richard K. Sloan, attorney lor the Auxiliary Kastern Canal Land owners' association, which proposes to build a canal eastward of and parall?t to th most eastern canal of the Salt Kiver project to cover higher lands to the extent of about 33,000 acres. The proposition is explained in the en closure accompanying: the letter, which is herewith transmitted. positiot. presented by Judge Sloan is to create a district of the second class, and with proper restrictions, to safe guard the rights of the older lands such as are proposed in his letter. This is not only safe and wise, but. it is th only means of safely utiliuirg: a vast quantity of water that must otherwise run to waste during a majority or j years. The Ka stern canal, from which the ! Auxiliary district proposes to -lake its j water supply, heads upon the south I side of Salt river at Granite Keef dam, i and therefore intercepts all waters from both the Salt and the Verde, and during the current year there is a larjje quantity of water going to waste which can be utilized b such a diver sion in the manner proposed. The nearness to the Granite Reef dam of the. proposed pumping" plant means that th? mahi canal expenses will be relatively small. The area to be irrigated is very clrw- to the river and most of the canal construction will be that necessary for distributing: the water to the lands without any Ions transmission between the points of di version and use. The requirement for power to per form the necessary pumping is of course an important consideration, but the years in which a larye supply will be available for pumpiny lire, years which for the same reason are years of surplus powci, because the water is abundant with which to produce this power and the reservoirs are full, thus giving a larye head upon the wheels and producing a large amount of power ANOTHER AMERICAN HAT TO "STORM" PARIS j .' :-v'.v.:. -v. ' -v . ..v:Wtv. El ON i.T GUT BROTHERS CE. GASSBROS. M IS BUT ONE The essential merits of this nronost-I l)er Ullit ot' water. In the years when tion depend upon the extremelv erratic and wide fluctuation of the water supply- of southwestern streams. Tears occasionally occur, and sometimes sev eral in succession, where the Salt River basin may yield-between 2,000, 000 and 3.000.000 acre-feet of water; and other years, sometimes as many as six in succession, where the yield averages less than one-eighth of this amount. Such a drought occurred in the years 18SS-1&04 inclusive, and in this hot. ariJ climate such a drought means death to unirrigrated vegetation and ruin to owners dependent thereon. Widespread ruin prevailed in the Salt River valley during" the period altvt mentioned, owine to the construction ot -canal systems for which water could not be furnished. On the other hand, long periods of abundant water supply occur in which water might be stored, but this exp licit be made available for a drought protracted over six years except by storing enough water to provide an additional supply during- all of the six years. Assuming three acre-feet to each acre, it would require IS acre feet to add one acre, or 180,000 acre-feet to add 10,000 acres. The storage ca pacity must therefore be sufficient for this quantity of water plus the evap oration during the period from the year when the surplus supply is obtained to the year when It is used, which might be about 10 years. In this hot arid eiimate, this evaporation "is very high, so JtTiat the storage requirement would be enormously increased from this caijse. For the above reasons it is not physi cally practicable to utilize all of the surplus waters in irrigation by means of storage, but a large quantity of such waters can be beneficially and profi tably used if consumed in the years in which they occur, by tracts; of land which while using" the surplus waters, can be &o limited in their water rights as not to interfere or detract from the rights of the older lands during per iods of drought. The proper Utilization 'of the water supply, therefore, means a careful ex termination of the area which car. be given a reasonably complete supply during- all years, and another totally distinct area which is entitled only to such waters as can be considered sur plus without encroaching upon the rights ff the other lands. The pro- the water supply will be scanty and power supplv will, for the same rea son, be scanty and will not be re quired for pumping the surplus waters because there are not surplus waters available for pumping. In other words, the fluctuation1 of a power sup ply runs roughly parallel to the fluc tuation of a water supply, and such uses of power as here described are i in a considerable degree surplus uses for the above reasons, and tend to ward the utilization of all the resource j in a peculiarly efficient manner. , j A map showing by hachures the area j to be siu-ved is herewith enclosed. In some respects .the proposition of this association resembles that of the I'aradise-Verde district, but it differs in three essential particulars: 1. It will cover an area most ot which is known to be underlain with ground w;-ter, which can be pumped from underground at reasonable ex pense, and though the quantity of this can not be certainly predicted, it i large and will largely supplement the flood waters it is proposed to divert. 2 . The water will be diverted from the river at Granite Reef dam. which intercepts the waters ofr both the. Salt and the Verde, thus having more than twice the opportunity for a water sup. ply than could be secured from the Verde alone. 3. The association Is said to be willing, and. shoald be required In its contract for water, to limit its devel opment to annual crops except in so far as they can be supplied from under ground, and shall aeree to have its water supply entirely cut off during periods when the river, supply is suf ficient only for the service of lands of the Salt River project. For the above reasons, I respectfully recommend that the general proposi tion submitted by the Auxiliary East ern Canal Landowners' association, be approved and this office be authorized to join in negotiations between the Water Users' association and the said Landowners' association, to the end that the resources of water and power can be utilized to the greatest feasible extent. Very respectfully, (Signed) A. P. DAVIS, Director. Recommendation approved May 21, .1920. rATXE, Secretary. tore MISS DOR NEW YORK Undaunted by the refusal of Mme. Deschanel to accept the JTjOOO American fcift hat. milliners of this country made the initial step in an other bid for American fashion in Paris, when Miss Leslie Earl sailed for France wearing a new "trial hat," which she will introduce to the Parisians. The bonnet is of porcupine straw, trimmed with blue paradise feathers. pressive double ring ceremony in the presence of the relatives and a few close friends. Mr. and Mrs. Bell left immediately after the ceremony for a motor tour of the northern part of the state. They will pass the greater part of the sum mer in Flagstaff and at the Grand Can yon and on their return take up tnetr residence in a charming home in Catlin court. Mrs. Bell has lived for a number of years in Glendale, where she has a le gion of friends. She attended the local schools, going later to the, Northern Arizona normal school. She is un- S DTTO WEDS EDGAR BELL A wedding of interest took place, in Glendale yesterday morning when Miss Doris Otto, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Emmett Otto, became the bride of Edgar P. Bell, assistant manager of the Glendale Lumber company. The mar riage took place nt the M. E. parson age. Rev. J. E. Faris reading the im- From an original personnel of eight brothers, the firm of Gass Brothers lias contracted in membership with the passing years until but one brother re mains in the restaurant business in this city. Leon R. Gass is the brother who now is sole proprietor of (lass Brothers, probably the best-known i at ins place in the state. Never closed, except by fire, its electric signs have blazed through the night greet ing travelers as they come from the railroad stations up Central avenue and making that name almost synoni mous with Phoenix. Although Leon Gass has been sole proprietor of the restaurant business for eight years, there has been no change in the u.-tme of the firm until a few flays aero, nor in the signs. But now the electrics read: "Leon R. Gass." and it cost several thousand dollars to make the change, it is said. Charley Gass, the youngest of the entire eight brothers, was the last to sell his interest to Leon Gass. Charley and Leon came to Phoenix in 1905 and bought the llogie chop house. i-.igut years ago iuariey sold his in terest to Leon. The fight Gass brothers started in the restaurant business in Chatta nooga. Term. They were the entire business, cooks, waiters, cashiers and all. No outside help was employed. For 15 years the Gass Brothers res taurant was a fixture in Chattanooga, but gradually the brothers drifted apart, Leon and Charley finally coming to Phoenix. During the early days of the Gass Brothers chop house in Phoenix the monthly rental for their place of busi ness was $75. The owners were appar- usually pretty and attractive and pop ular with all who 1 v n C '. ' Hot- Mr. Bell came to Arizona from Chi cago two years ago and is also gen erally well liked. r-ntly gl;ul to get that. Mr. Gass Paid yesterday in recounting old experi ences. But with the growth of the city, rental prices have gradually in creased. During the nearly 15 years the rent lias increased almost seven times. Only recently Mr. Gass en tered into a five-year lease for his present quarters at a monthly rental of $500. While Leon and Charley Gass were the only ones of the brothers to go into the restaurant business in Phoe nix, several other brothers came to Arizona from Tennessee. Two of the brothers, Julius and Adolph. are now in the employ of Leon. Alfonso and Louis are engaged in the restaurant business at Long Beach. Cal. Henry is a civil engineer at Florence, Ala., while Charley is a rancher in the Salt lliver valley. The eighth orother, Paul, is dead. o MONEY WAS WELL HIDDEN- LONDON The next time T. Razuts ky wants to hide his money he'll swal low it and then be afraid they"ll use a stomach pump to take it from hir; Razutsky is a Pole and was on his way from America to Rantzig when taken ill and removed to an infirmary here. He only had a few shillings in English money but the nurses lound $220 in gold pieces in clothing and then put X-rays to his boots and discovered $990 more in American gold. PREDICTS HARDING WILL if! EASILY Declaring that Harding will sweep the country with a big majority. Ed Stephens, secretary to the Live Stock Sanitary board, returned yesterday from an eastern trip that took him as tar as New York. Mr. Stephens re turned home by the southern route, stopping several days in New Orleans. Throughout the East. Mr. Stephens stated that he heard nothing but Hard ing talk and even through the South it was apparent that Harding would receive a large vote. New York is betting two and a half to one that Harding will beat any man the Democrats choose to nominate. People are beginning to look to the "man rather than to the party," sal-1 Stephens. fSUBBER STAPH PS ff ILll'IMU! VI LUrAltiiiikty JUST RECEIVED 30,000 SQUARE FEET Plate Window Glass 80,000 Feet More Being Loaded IN BELGIUM Large Stock of Wire Glass Rough Glass Convex Oval Glass L. W. HOFFECKER El Paso, Texas w ashington St. Garage 806 West Washington St. (HARRY CRESS WELL) GENERAL AUTO REPAIRING GOODYEAR AND FEDERAL TIRES GENERAL ELECTRIC WORK STORAGE BATTERIES RECHARGED e oil for your car The resources, " experience, knowl edge and equipment of the Standard Oil Company, combine to make Zero lene an oil of quality. They create an efficiency in the manufacture of fine lubricants hard to duplicate else where in the world. Our Board of Lubrication Engineers has studied your particular make of car and provided for its Correct Lu brication. Get a Zerolene Correct Lubrication Chart for your car at your dealer's or our nearest station. Usef Zerolene for Correct Lubrication. STANDARD OIL COMPANY (California) j grade lor each type ofengine was w tm ill i . i K. I I) r i ! Ill i" r Wl B H ' 1 111 & mm - m. JH 1 1 lit a: if : ni it n ill aji t- i i ? AHMN-WAse umftieArtNC oil i FM INTERNAL COMBUSTION IKOIHW V uqumum am on. or W": i t ' MONN OOY j1 , r i , i'lP IO VSTi P- ii I : . J Li Eij & U h M Lj k f L4 u S:fl'?P:7 M J p3 sag bad the way you sell lumber, a man cried out yesterday yes, he must weigh about 300 pounds alive, very much round for wide out, but not so tall for high up, but the looks on his face indicated that something was wrong and he was af ter something to satisfy his mind. So he said, fiddling Mike, I just now came from a house. They was laying Oregon pine flooring, the owner said that he bought that from you for less than a hundred dollars a thousand feet. How about it? Well after telling me all this I felt a little better, the chills that came over me at first, all disappeared, his tiger voice didnt scare me any long er. I know he was investigating lumber prices. I can satisfy such people. Then I said in a low but loud enough tone so he did not have to ask the second time, Yes, I sold that to Mr. Mitchell FOR LESS THAN A $100 per 1000 feet. Well, by the smoking fire wood, I paid $140 per 1000 feet not over 2 weeks ago. Well, I said, may be it was different flooring, different, well I didn't see a knot in your whole floor, no, I told him, it's perfectly clear, well I want 1200 feet of it right now if I cai buy it for less than a $100; let her go. I got stacks of it at $85 to $99 per 1000 feet while it lasts and I sold him shingles at $7.75. I sold him siding at $45. I sold him 6-in. joists at $45. I sold him sheathing at $45. I sell sash, door, roofing, battens. I got a big stock on hand, and must slaughter it off, as this property is sold to Pacific Gas and Electric Co. I have to dispose of this stock or move it. You get leads here that will make the future look brighter for you, for your own bene fit, as well as mine. Come and look it over, no matter what you intend to build your orders will be filled. i .... Z7.r ICES POH m AJjR'jMlIB WM giiwVjitiiMii)grii if V I Ohlray Lumber 502 to 510 South First Avenue P. S. Minin" timber and 2-inch plank at $45.00 stock about 250,000 feet.