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Arizona Sun
The State's Only
Negro Newspaper
Published in the Interest of the Social, Political i<W»nnmin of Arizona.
Vo\. s—sc Per Copy Phoenix, Arizona, FrgJayTJune 21, 1946 0 No. 3
Louis-Conn Fight Claimed ‘Fraud’
Sen. Ernest W. McFarland
Wins Approval of Increase
For Old-Age Pensioners
Phoenix, June 21.—Arizona’s old
age pensioners looked to Washing
ton today for a $5-a-month in
crease in federal assistance.
Sen. Ernest W. McFarland won
Senate approval of a $5-a-month
boost in the general ‘contribution
to aid for the elderly folk
and totally -blind, and a $3,-a
--month increase in allotments to
needy dependents. These increases
do not have to be matched by the
Sen. McFarland tacked the in
crease measure on a minor bill,
which , was passed. Word from
Washington indicated House ap
proval of the proposal.
The nation-wide Order of Rail
way Conductors this week gave
official endorsement to the candi
dacy of Sen. McFarland in notices
received in Arizona from W. D.
Johnson, vice-president and nation
al legislative representative of the
O.R.C. The endorsement was ap
proved by H. W. Frasey, president
of the O.R.C.
Sen. McFarland’s legislative rec
ord was highly commended by the
trainmen’s organization.
(rippled Children
Examined In Bisbee
And Douglas Clinics
BISBEE. Forty-six children
from communities throughout Co
chise County were brought to
Crippled Children’s clinics in Bis
bee and Douglas for treatment this
week. One youngster was brought
from a remote portion of the state
of Chihuahua, Mexico.
A number of the children exam
ined were referred to other spe
cialists while the majority will
continue regularly scheduled treat
The - clinics afe under the joint
sponsorship of the County chap
ters of the National Infantile Par
alysis Foundation, of Cochise
County Public Health Unit and the
Cochsie County Board of Social Se
curity and Welfare.
St. Johns, Ariz.—With the Fort
Apache Indian Reservation experi
encing its worst drought in "many
years and because of the high fire
history of the district, this area
will not be open to fishermen until
the situation is relieved by rain
fall, announced R. D. Holtz, su
perintendent of the reservation.
The trout season opened May 30.
Quaratine On Livestock
From Mexico Instituted
Early this month a quarantine
order barring Mexican cattle,
sheep and swine from entry into
the United States was established.
Fear of hoof and mouth disease
was given as the reason. Live
stock may be imported only under
special permit and after 15 days
Ted R. Drey Asks Question
“Have you called your friends
in your neighboring town lately?
Were the tollcharges for your chat
on the phone reasonable, or did
you wonder why it cost so much
for such a short distance?
Those were the embarrassing
questions being asked by Ted R.
Drey, General Manager of the
Drey Construction Company,
Phoenix, Arizona, this week.
So far, neither the phone com
panies of Arizona, nor the mem
bers of the Corporation Commis
sion, who have the full and com
plete authority to fix intra-state
toll rates, have found an answer
that wil satisfy the thousands of
small town residents definitely un
happy about the whole thing.
Perhaps the questions are unfair
since Ted R. Drey, himself, is a
candidate for the Corporation Com
mission; and yet, if he doesn’t
bring the matter up, others will.
“I didn’t realize how much the
small communities of Arizona were
being penalized on toll phone serv
ice,” Drey declared, “until a friend
called it to my attention. I inves
tigated and found, to my surprise,
that some of the rates are out
“In some cases it costs more to
phone from one point in the state
to another than it costs to travel
the same distances by bus. The
arbitrary zone system set up by
some telephone systems has re
sulted in excessive charges that
should not be tolerated.”
“Since the members of the cor
poration commission have full and
complete authority to fix such
telephone toll rates under the Ari
zona Constitution and the Revised
Code, the Corporation Commission
has the power to fix rates for all
Tombstone, Too
Tough To Die,
Sissy, Paving
TOMBSTONE. Yielding to
the onrush of civilization, Tomb
stone, the Town 1 too Tough, to
Die, has at last turned sissy—
| its streets are being paved!
Along Freemont and Tough
rout streets, where the Earps
and the Clantons, and many
others battled with blazing .45’s
and cracking Winchesters, the
bituminous mix is being poured.
No longer will the crisp bite
of steel shod cow pony hooves
echo along the dusty length of
j Safford street, named after ter
ritorial Governor Safford, foun
der of the state’s school system.
With it’s coffers enriched by
a swollen war-time population,
and from an unprecedented
horde of health seekers, the city
council of the former silver
metropolis is spending $15,000
for the paving by Chadwick &
Chadwick of Tombstone.
(Dusty streets are not health
ful, we know, but a lot of peo
ple now will find it hard to im
agine a desperado of the ’Bo’s
“biting the bituminous” in old
Peace Officer Meef
Held In Yuma Today
YUMA. City and county law
enforcement officers participating
in this year’s first series of Fed
eral Bureau of Investigation Law
Enforcement Conferences are
meeting here today. Discussions
at the meeting concern confidence
men, confidence schemes, juvenile
delinquency, and recent crime
Southern Arizona officers will
meet in Nogales for further dis
cussions Tuesday, June 25.
Kingman, Ariz. Approximately
8,000 surplus bombers, reconnais
sance planes, fighters, and other
types of tactical aircraft will be
sold for scrap value —on a compe
titive bid basis—at Ontario, Cali
fornia and Kingman, John F. Tag
gart, War Assets Administration
deputy regional director an
Successful bidders for the 5,437
planes at Kingman will be allowed
14 months for clearance of the
field, while those bidding on On
tario Field planes will have nine
months for clearance.
Bids will be received until noon
I July 1, at Washington WAA head
| quarters and opened the following
I day.
utilities in the state . . . the mem
bers of the Corporation Commis
sion are responsible when the
company’s rates are too high. If
the public suffers, the commission
can order the rates to a more rea
sonable figure.”
“Despite the fact that telephone
rates in rAizona are far above
those in any other section of the
United States for the same dis
tances, there has been no attempt
made by the present members of
the Corporation Commission to in
vestigate the situation, or bring
about a rate more favorable to the
“Article 15, Section 4 of the Ari
zona Constitution gives the Cor
poration Commission ful power to
investigate and regulate any tele
phone or utilities company oper
ating within the state of Arizona.
Chapter 15, Article 69 of the Re
vised Code of Arizona, in plain
language gives the Corporation
Commission authority to draw on
the General Fund of the state . . .
in addition to the legislative appro
priations . . . for the necessary ex
penses of any iknd. Certainly the
commission can hire all the spe
cialist and rate experts required to
determine what is a fair rate or
“I know better than to make a
lot of promises about what I’ll do
if elected to the Corporation Com
mission. There will be three mem
bers, ... I may find myself in the
minority, but the law is plain and,
to me, mandatory. I will use that
authority to see that fair and just
investigations are made into not
only the telephone and utilities,
but every other rate that needs
Are These 'Comfortable Quarters’
These migrant workers are now on strike for higher wages and better
living conditions. Induced to come to the Starkey farms at Morris
ville, Pa. by glowing newspaper ads promising good pay and com
fortable quarters, they found that more than 50 families were expected
to live in this barn—with one pump as a water supply. Local 65, Meat
& Cannery Union (AFL) has organized the workers. (FP)
Candidates Face New Voters
As Counties Show Increase
With primary registrations show
ing an average increase of 20 per
cent over the 1944 total registra
tion for Arizona of 148,011, ob
servers predicted this week the
total for 1946 will reach more than
175,000 registrations.
Throughout the state as the rec
ords of the county recorders be
came available, new registration
records were being established as
citizens qualified for the July 16
In Pima county, Mrs. Anna Sul
linger, county recorder, reported
a 29 per cent increase over 1944,
with a jump in registrations from
23,522 to 30,355, highest in the
history of Pima county.
In Maricopa, Recorder Roger
Laveen said that an unprecedent
ed flood of last minute registra
tions jumped the total from 55,-
702 in 1944 to 72,950 for the pri
mary now just three weeks away.
As Dunbar’s Weekly went to
press the latest tabulations showed
the following additional county
totals: Mohave, from 3,098 in 1944
Yet Tak Deadline
Exemption July 1
All veterans and widows entitled
to tax exemption under state law
must make application before July
1 at the county assessor’s office.
World War II veterans are en
titled to this exemption if they can
qualify under the law for World
War I veterans, which provides
they must have been a resident of
Arizona prior to Jan. 1, 1927.
Any veteran or widow who has
been receiving exemption on prop
erty being purchased under con
tract agreement, must furnish the
assessor immediately with the book
and page number where it is re
corded in the office of the county
Jesuit Missionaries Receive Blessi
AURIESVILLE, NEW YORK—Reverend Demetrius Zema, S. J.,
of the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs at Auriesville, imparting bless
ing to group of Jesuit missionaries returning to Philippines and Japan. !
Their return marks the beginning of the observance
the 300th Anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Isaac Jogues, first
saint to be martyred on American soil. The Jesuit Missionary was
killed by the Mohawk Indians at approximately the spot pictured here,
where his statue is part of a national shrine erected in honor of him
and his companions. ■.
> Father Zema was for many years Professor of History at
Fordham University in New York.
to 3,620 in 1946; Gila, 8,869 to 9,-
411; Yuma, 6,477 to 7,433.
In Pima county Democratic reg
istrations now total 22,659 as
against 6,439 for the Republicans,
a ratio of approximately three and
a half to one. Two years ago there
were 17,855 Democrats and 4,796
Republicans, showing a slight in
crease in Republican registrations.
Other present Pima registra
tions include 277 no party; 144
non-partisan; 87 independent; 3
socialist; 1 communist; 2 theo
cratic; 1 progressive; 34 prohibi
tionist; 535 military.
In Maricopa county the party
division was as follows: democrats,
58,444; republicans, 12,166; prohi
bitionist, 138; non-partisan 358;
socialist 10; independent 167; mili
tary 1658; miscellaneous 2.
Absentee voters may now se
cure ballots from the county re
On Tuesday of this week, Fran
kie Weaver, wife of Robert Lee
Weaver, was discharged on pre
liminary examination by Judge
Westfall of the East Phoenix Pre
cinct for the murder of her hus
band. The evidence showed that
Robert Lee Weaver had been a
prize fighter and had threatened
to kill her on numerous occasions. l
That on the day of the killing he
had a knife and told her that he
would kill her when he was trying
to drag her out of the car. The
defendant was defended by ' Ter
rence A. Carson, who cross-ex
amined the state’s witnesses and
showed that the killing was justi
fied. Seldom if ever a defendant
is discharged on preliminary ex
WASHINGTON, June 20.—INS)—Rep. Donald L.
O’Toole, Democrat, New York, said he would demand in
the house today that the postmaster general bar use of
the mails to Mike Jacobs “on the ground that he is de
frauding the people by running such contests as the
Louis-Conn fight.”
O’Toole, who saw Joe Louis
knock out Billy Conn via a televi
sion broadcast in Washington,
branded the heavyweight cham
pionship battle a “terrible fraud
which smelled on ice.”
In a statement volunteered to
reporters, O’Toole continued: “By
actual count there were only 18
punches that landed.
“Tickets were sent out through
the mails. When the house con
venes I am going to demand that
the postmaster general bar use of
the mails to Mike Jacobs. . .”
O’Toole said he “could foresee
what was going to happen” when
he asked then Secretary of War
Stimson not to permit a Louis-
Conn fight when the champion
was in the army during the war.
Senator Johnson, Democrat, Col
orado, who also saw the television
broadcast, commented:
“Louis certainly is the Brown
Bomber. He was trying to catch
Conn throughout the fight and he
was a very patient fellow. How
ever, it wasn’t much of a match,
we’ll have to admit.” Representa
tive Randolph, Democrat, West
Virginia, another television wit
ness, expressed the opinion that
Conn was not the fighter he was
when he met Louis in their first
Some 800 persons the largest
single audience in television his
tory—witnessed the fight from
Washington. The onlookers, guests
of the National Broadcasting Com
pany, at the Statler Hotel, were
almost unanimous in pronouncing
the show “better than ringside
seats at a C-note a seat.”
Billy Conn knows the answer.
He was knocked out by one of the
greatest of champions, bleeding
from cuts across his left cheek
and nose, Conn sat smiling on a
rubbing table deep under Yankee
Stadium last night and declared
with solemn finality that he would
never fight again. %
“The Kid from Pittsburgh is put
ting his cue stick in the rack,” said
the gamester who had gone down
under an eight-round barrage from
the fists of Louis. “You’ve seen
the Kid’s last fight. It’s not there
any more.”
Tears glistening in his eyes, lit
tle Johnny Ray, who raised Billy
from a pup in the boxing game,
added his own sad words to Conn’s
valedictory. “There’s no use go
ing on if he’s going to get his head
knocked off. Bill will never fight
again. He’s done. We’re not kid
ding ourselves.”
In every respect, except for
those who had their hearts bent
upon Joe Louis retaining his
crown, it was a lugubrious ending
to what had given bright prom
ise of being one of the memorable
events of boxing history.
J For defending his title success
fully for the 22nd time, Louis fig
ured to draw approximately $577,-
700 as his end of the purse. Conn’s
share was approximately $289,000.
Daily Reminders
1. Watch your manners in pub
2. It’s easy to be courteous, at
all times.
3. Remember your personal ap
4. In applying for a job neat
ness of appearance carries a lot of
5. A little paint on that old
T. A. Carson Continues
His Long Winning Streak
Winning exoneration for Mrs.
Frankie Weaver, last Tuesday for
the fatal shooting of her husband
last week, was another victory for
Terrence A. Carson, Phoenix at
torney, who a year ago saved
Frank Miller from the gas cham
ber in the Supreme Court of Ari
zona. Mr. Carson seems to have a
genious for cross-examination of
witnesses in court. In 1928 he de
fended Orville Hardman in one of
the most noted murder cases that
was ever tried in the State of Ari
zona and in largely due to the
cross-examination that he won this
Mr. Carson is rated in “Who is
Who in Arizona” as one of the
greatest Constitutional lawyers of
the West. He was Chief Counsel
in the famous intangible tax case
involving $75,000,000, which was on
in the Supreme Court of Arizona.
He has had more cases in'the Su
preme Court of Arizona, than any
single lawyer in Arizona, since he
was fdmitted to practice in 1923.
Mr. Carson is a profound student
of Shakespeare and spends lots of
Most Good For
The Greatest
; F. W. Timmerman
' For Re-elecfion
) Mr. Fletcher W. Timmerman
' (West) of 1135 E. Fillmore Street,
’ Phoenix, has announced his candi
dacy for re-election as Democratic
i Candidate for State Representa
■ tive from Maricopa County, Legis
t lative District No. 3, subject to the
E Democratic Primary to be held
July 16th, 1946.
; Mr. Timmerman is now serving
i his first term as State Representa
: tive from his District. He is a
- member of the Brotherhood of Lo
i comotive Firemen and Enginemen,
Local No. 632, and has always
- taken an active interest in Labor
i circles. 1 ,
He is a member of Luke-Green
i way Post, American Legion, hav
i ing served overseas in World War
» I, and has a son who served over
. seas in World War II with the
f Armed Forces of the United States
- in the South Pacific.
t Mr. Timmerman states:
“I feel I am well qualified by
t experience, by reason of my hav
s ing served in the regular session
t of the 17th Legislature as well as
the first and second Special Ses
l sions which followed, and I be
. lievel I now have a better under
t standing of the many and complex
5 problems which will confront the
. voters of my District, Maricopa
k County and the State of Arizona
; as a whole, in the planning and
» working out of our many post
war problems which will play a
, most important part in the up
. building and advancement of our
r state and the future economic wel
■ fare of Arizona for the benefit of
all our people.
. “I am asking the voters of Legis
i lative District No. 3, Precinct 5,6,
[ and 12, 25, for their support in the
forthcoming Primary Election in
! order that I may continue my
[ work in the Legislature for the
[ best interest of all of the people
t of this state.
, “I also pledge myself to continue
, to work for and support all con
structive legislation which will
. tend to produce more employment
r and bring about better living con
ditions for our laboring men and
J women, and will favor such mea
! sures as will insure the economic
[ security of our returned soldiers,
sailors and Marines as well as an
’ adequate pension plan for our de
serving old people.”
—Fletcher W. Timmerman
1135 East Fillmore
Phoenix, Arizona.
Addifional Budget
Is Asked By City
Authority to exceed its budget
by $368,000 has been requested of
the State Tax Commission by the
City of Phoenix. The funds, ac
cording to city officials, will be
used for improvement and expan
sion of Sky Harbor, completion of
South Mountains Housing Project
for veterans, and SIO,OOO for new
traffic signals.
house will certainly brighten it up.
of soap and water is
i good for the body—bathe often.
| time reading the original classics
in Latin.
For years he conducted law
classes for the Arizona State Bar’s
examination and his students near
ly always rated first. He is an
authority on the law of evidence
and several other branches of law.
His only hobby is hard work and
he loves good music. He is now
one of the attorneys in the Irene
Moore case, which is now on ap
peal in the Supreme Court of Ari
zona. She was sentenced to death
in the Maricopa County Superior
Court and with Mr. Carson in the
case on appeal, her friends are bet
ting that the case will be reversed.
Mr. Carson was not in the case in
the Superior Court. There is no
other lawyer in the State of Ari
zona who has had the spectacular
legal career that Mr. Carson has
Mr. Carson, last year, reversed
the only criminal case that was
ever reversed on re-hearing in the
Supreme Court of Arizona, the
case of Red Guilden from Gila

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