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Ca.za. Grande Valley
Like a Blanket
All roads will lead to the Casa
Grande Ruins March 2S, 29. 30; the
days given over to the performance
of the annual Pageant. Coolidge
Boy Scouts will act as ushers and
Pima Indians, under the direction
of Dirk Lay, will police the grounds
An alter to the ancient sun god,
once worshipped by the Indians of
the southwest, will be a feature i
the great out-door play. The scena
rio of the pageant was written by
Dean Byron Cummins of the Uni
versity of Arizona, and members of
die student body will take the lead
ing characters. Mrs. Mark Twain
Clements of Florence, is directing
the production which will have
over two hundred characters in
the cast.
T? ol ATI' i q o m Aut irnlnnKl/% _ . _ " I'' _ . 1
dwuw is a, must vaiuame reier
ence information of what is pro
duced in Pinal County. It is from
the office of Fred Rathbun, County
Fair and Immigration Commission
er. It gives in actual figures care
fully compiled a record of produc
This information is furnished by
Pinal County Fair Committee. Fred
Rathbun, Manager.
Produce Amount Value
Chickens 1.8221 b 445.64
Turkeys 30.4831 b 14.946.9 P
Eggs 32 cases 382.00
Horses, Pima Ind. Res. 5,000.00
Cattle Sacaton 45,000.00
Hogs 289 315 25,593.05
Sheep 121 cars 121.300.00
Wool 24.0001 b 6,000.00
Morair 166.3001 b 68;850.00
Cattle 205 cars 439,775.00
Milk 46.959 gals. 13,871.90
Cream 9.973 gals. 13,871.90
Grain crop, Pima Ind. Res. 50.000.00
Wheat 8 cars 12,160.00
Milo 1 car 440.00
Hay 11 cars 3,886.96
Long cotton Pima Ind.
Res 180,000.00
Short cotton 5,875 bales 557.500.00
Cotton seed 2.937% tons 88,262.00
Lettuce 57,121 cases 167,837.95
Carrots 3 cars 1.900.00
Endive 16 cars 1.600.00
Cauliflower 123.0001 b 3,500.00
Spinach 3001 b 450.00
Asparagus 2,114 cases 5.073.60
Mixed vegetables 1,2501 b 860.00
Potatoes 23,6251 b 1,181.25
Onions 5,0001 b 150.00
Tomatoes 133 lugs 80.00
Green chili 50 sacks 135.00
Grapes 1,021 lugs 1,376.35
Blackberries 100 cases 200.00
Apricots 50 lugs 75.00
Peaches 1,650 lugs 2,325.00
Figs (fresh) 200 lugs 450.00
Figs (processed) 1,000 cases
Pears 60 lugs 105.00
Apples 22 lugs 25.00
Oranges 150 boxes 930.00
Grapefruit 50 boxes 200.00
Melons 94,0001 b 795.0
Honey 13 cases 143.00
Ice 13 cars 1,300.00
Fertilizer 35 cars 5.250.00
Metals for 12 months
Gold 13,473% ozs. 268,653.00
Silver 111,684 ozs. 555,994.47
Copper 108,259,7111 b
Total 122,126,703.45
This report shows an increase of
exports for the county for the year
1929 of $3,735,047.06 over that of
the year 1928.
W. B. Lance well known Pacific
Coast authority on pictograplis and
hieroglyphics, who is working for
the University of Washington at
Seattle, was a recent visitor at The
Examiner office while in Coolidge
from the Casa Grande Ruins. The
gentleman states that in this vi
cinity, and down the Gila river to
the Colorado river, exists some of
the finest markings in the state.
He also speaks well of the work of
Mr. Hayden, of Los Angeles, whose
work in geology and hieroglyphics,
has taken him from Alaska to the
west coast of Mexico.
Commercial printing of the sup
erior kind may be obtained at the
Coolidge Examiner office.
The play is divided in two parts,
r The first has to do with the legends
of the pre-historic people who 'in
a habited this section of Arizona and
e the second will portray the lives
e of the early Pimas.
e j o
s Thursday afternoon occurred the
, annual election of the Coolidge
f Woman’s Club. The following offi
jeers were elected: Mrs. R. J. Jones,
. president; Mrs. Luthy, vice-presi
dent; Mrs. Clark, second vice-pres
. ident; Mrs. Davis, secretary; Mrs.
f Asa Gardner, corresponding secre
. tary; Mrs. McLain, treasurer; Mrs.
, Lodders, auditor; the board of di
, rectos is composed of the following
? members: Mesdames W. H. Farns
i worth, W. Jackson, J. C. Payne,
W. E. Patterson.
Steve, Rutledge, a colored boy,
age 18 years, was instantly killed at
4 o’clock Sunday afternoon when a
truck in which he was riding over
turned oh the Florence and Casa
Grande highway, about seven miles
south of Florence. The unfortun
ate man was one of seven in a
truck driven by John Weaver, col
ored. to L. L. Martin’s ranch, near
Coolidge, where all resided. In at-
Official information from Washington is to the effect j
that the repayment and power contract effective over the
San Carlos Project has been practically agreed upon and
will be received by the San Carlos Irrigation and Drain
age District officals this coming week.
Monday the district officals held a recess meeting in
Coolidge, the regular meeting falling during the dedica
tion period. Matters pertaining to the financing of the
dedication of the dam and other routine work was put
M. A. Anderson, president of the
Pinal County Farm bureau, has
filed in the office of Gov. John C.
! Phillips, a copy of a resolution
! drafted by a farm bureau commit
tee and adopted by the board, re
lating to the pink bollworm in
■ festation in parts of Maricopa and
Pinal counties.
It follows:
“WHEREAS, on or about the
middle of October, 1929, inspectors
of the United States department of
agriculture reported having found
a heavy infestation of pink boll
worm in certain cotton fields in the
vicinity of the town of Gilbert,
Maricopa county, Arizona, and
later in other fields in Maricopa
county Arizona, and upon the Sac
aton Indian reservation in Pinal
dbunty, Arizona, and
“WHEREAS, it is recognized
that the pink bollwoim presents a
grave menace to the cotton grow
ing industry of the state of At
rona, and
' WHEREAS, following this dis
covery of infestation and a for ape
riod of practically three months
c'spite assurances by Hon. John C.
Phillips, governor of Arizona, of his
Willingness to provide ample fi
nances, made to a committee from
the Pinal County Farm bureau, cot
ton pickers, farm implements, live
stock, cotton sacks, and other
j Known carriers of pink bollworm
' were allowed, and are still being
allowed, to move from the infesed
district to other parts of Arizona,
practically without restraint, and
‘WHEREAS, because of hese
ineffective control measures our
representatives in Washington
were seriously hampered in their
efforts toward securing compensa
tion for farmers in the non-cotton
zon, and
According to Superintendent
Craig, of the Arizona Edison, the
work order has been approved call- I
: ing for an expenditure of approx-J
imately $3,000.00 to be used in in
stalling a light and water exten- j
sion covering the Stoeger Addition
to Coolidge. This addition lays
southeast of the railroad, directly
south of the Baugh addition across
the Florence-Casa Grande Highway
The Arizona Edison Co. keeps right
abrest with the progress of Cool
idge and extends its service to
meet requirements.
tempting to pass another car on
the road Weaver’s truck skidded on
the highway shoulder and turned
over three times.
Weaver’s wife and baby son
Otis were passengers in the front
of the truck, suffered serious injur
ies in the smashup. Rutledge’s
head was crushed. The three other
men were injured but slightly.
Mrs. Weaver and son were taken
to the Coolidge hospital. The lady
was badly cut about the head and
son received deep lacerations on
the leg.
Rutledge’s body was brought to
Coolidge and Justice of the Peace
Roy Guild came over last Monday
and held the inquest. A verdict of
unavoidable accident was rendered.
“WHEREAS, because of this neg- i
ligence, the cotton growing indus
try in Pinal county and other parts
of Arizona have been thrown wide
open to possible infestation,
“THEREFORE, be it resolved,
that the Pinal County Farm buheau,
herein assembled, go on record as
condemning the gross negligence
and inefficiency of the Arizona
state commission of agriculture and
horticulture and the state entomol
ogist, and
that we feel that the interests of ,
agriculture of the state of Arizona j
can best be served by the resigna
tion or removal for no-feasance of
the presen f Arizona commission of
agriculture and horticulture, to
gether with the state entomologist,
that the president of the Pinal
County Farm bureau be instructed
to send copies of this resolution to
Hon. John C. Phillips, governor of
“Committee on Resolutions,
Pinal County Farm Bureau
“A. J. Christensen,
“Fred Rathbun,
‘J. T. Blair.’’
! —Arizona Republican.
Q j |
Fifteen boxes of Valencia orang- i
!es picked and shipped from Lous- ;
talot grove north of Phoenix won |
the Grand Sweepstakes at the Na- :
tional Orange Show at San Ber
nardino, California, early in Feb
ruary. Second honors were accord
ed a display sent by the Arizona
Citrus Growers, the co-operative
association which handles the bulk i
of Arizona’s citrus product.
That the Laustalot fruit should
win such signal honors is a source
of very great pride to the Phoenix,
Arizona Valley Bank which has had
the management of this grove since j
the death of the late J. P. Loustalot
in 1924.
i I
At the Thomasson-Gorree ranch,
about four miles from Coolidge, on
• the west, last Thursday night the
bridge party sponsored by the Wo
man's Club, with Mrs. Lillian Scott,
and dcn~h*er Esther, acting as hos
tesses, a very pleasant time was i
spent by ail present. Six tables
were kept going. Mrs. Henry won
high score for the ladies and Mrs.
Chandler low; the gentlemen’s
I high score was won by Mr. Evan
stcod and low score went to Mr.
Cohn, with Mr. Hines carrying off
the honors of door prize. The St.
Patrick color scheme was carried
out in decorations and service of
refreshments prevailed. Those pres
ent were: Mr. and Mrs. James
Luthy, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Jones,
and Mrs. Jones’ mother Mrs. J. B.
Wiggs; Mr. and Mrs. Evanstead, j
Mrs. Evanstead’s father. Mr. Rosk
rudge, Mrs. Chandler, Mr. and Mrs.
Hines. Mr. Stevenson, Mrs. Butter-1
field. Mrs. Henry, Dr. Jackson, Mr.
and Mrs. Cohn, Mr. Prather, Miss
Sorrell, Mr. and Mrs. Dell, Mr.
Gorree and Mr. Thomasson.
Representative Hackett, of the
Taylor Machinery Co., of Phoenix,
and Art Young, the well known
driller, were in Coolidge last Fri
day. They dropped around to The
Examiner office to say “hello.’’ Mr.
Hackett during the past five years
haft established a reputation as one
of the best pumping plant doctors
In the country. When it comes to
putting the circulation of the un
derground flow into shape Doc
Hackett knows just what to pre
scribe in the way of treatment by
satisfactory pump equipment. Mr.
Young is a pioneer driller who has
put in wells all over this valley.
Phoenix. Arizona, March 10, 1930.
Mr. Ted Healy, Dear sir: We
i take this opportunity at this time
| of extending to you or some of your
reporters, an invitation to be pres-
I ent next Sunday, or any time there
after, at the Crystal Caves, located
ten miles southeast of Winkleman,
Arizona, which was discovered the |
j 9th day of last April. A trip thru j
the caves is a two hour’s journey, ;
which brings the visitor face to \
face with the images of animals,
such as the camel, two elephants ;
skeleton of a cow’s head, a dove, a |
man’s head and others. As one
i passes on thru the ice room, and !
snow room, and many others, on
finds oneself on the edge of the
Crystal Pool of the tributary of the
lost river. Hoping to meet you and
your family next Sunday at the
j Caves as our guests to view the
underground scenes, I will at that
time, relate to you an Indian story
that is connected with the Caves.
We remain .sincerely yours,
Ted Healy, former publisher of
the Casa Grande Bulletin, has i
launched a new weekly at Coolidge i
to be known as The Examiner. Mr. i
Healy issued a pre-publication pa- :
per in honor of Citizen Calvin i
Coolidge and presented the ex- i
president with the first copy of The i
Examiner at the dedication of the -
! Coolidge dam last Tuesday. W’ill <
Rogers also received one of the pre- i
publication numbers as did the ed- j
I itor of The Sun. i
A complete modern printing i
plant has been installed in Cool- i
idge and the new paper is being j;
printed and published at home. I <
Mr. Healy was located at Casa
| Grande for a number of years and j <
! sold The Bulletin to H. H. Wrenn i
and the same was consolidated j i
with the Casa Grande Dispatch, j I
Mr. Healy retired to Phoenix, but *
the call of newspaper work was ;
too strong and he relocated in the j
; thriving town of Coolidge.—Supe-ji
! rior Sun. :
Phoenix, Arizona, March 12th,
1930. Mr. Ted. Healy, Editor The
Coolidge Examiner.
Dear Mr. Healy: I read your In
itial number with much pleasure
and wish you every success, wnich
is bound to come, for you are lo
cated in a marvelous valley and all
J that is needed to make it a veri
table paradise is water and water
should be yours now.
Am enclosing you two of my ef
fusions, the first was mailed to Mr.
Coolidge thru our governor's office
with a number of invitations and
the last was written the day of tne
dedication at which time and place
I had the honor of handing both
of them to Mrs. Coolidge.
Both were written on the back
of a photo reproduction of the Cool
id; :e dam.
if you wish you are at liberty to
use both or either of these at any
time in your journal.
Yours very thuly,
Says the Roosevelt dam to her
1 Now built on the Carlos site,
I “What a marvelous structure you
are my dear,
So massive and smug and tight,
How your waters will freshen the
thirsty soil.
And blossom it like the rose,
May peace and plenty abide with
And thy water wherever it goes.”
“And the children of man, may
they multiply,
And thive by thy bounteous flow.
May the Casa Grande and that an
cient land,
Bloom as in long ago.”
And beautiful homes may you have
With people all happy and free,
May the fruits of the vine in thy
soil so fine,
Rring them wealth and prosperi
Yes, the Roosevelt dam said this to
In sisterly love and pride.
And she, too, is a thing of beauty,
May she ever in beauty abide.
With our crystal waters reflecting
the sky,
And our w’avelets kissing the
May we ever be full of the limpid
And blessings forever more.
With our power lines going here
and there,
Freighted with light and cheer,
Serving the homes of the “Rio
And the Gila valleys dear.
Nearly 25,000 acres of land south
of Florence in Pinal county, will be
subject to homestead and deser..
entry May 15, Henry A. Morgan,
United States land office register
here, announced Wednesday.
Ex-service men of th# World War
will be given first choice, and the
land will not be open to other appli
cants until August 14.
The land which will be opened up
includes township four south,
ranges, eight nine and ten east;
township six south, ranges five,
six, seven, eight, and nine east and
township seven east, ranges five,
six and seven east, Gila and Salt i
River basin and Arizona with the
exception of township four south,
range 10 east, section four five, six I
and seven northeast quarter and j
west half, section eight, northeast j
quarter west half, section 18 and j
the northewest quarter section 19, j
and township four south, range j
nine east, sections 1, 12, and 13,
north half, north half southeast
quarter, southwest quarter, section j
24 and the northwest quarter of
section 25.
Applicants for homesteads or des-;
ert entries may file their applica
tion any time within the 20 days
immediately preceding August 14,
the same to be considered as filed j
simultaneously with those received
at 9 o’clock the morning of August j
14. Ex-service men may file their
applications any time between April |
26 and May 15, and their applica- i
Theatrical interests have been keeping their eytes
! on the growth of Coolidge and vicinity, with a view to
wards supplying this city with a modern playhouse.
- The Examiner has been authorized to announce that
before the end of next week representatives of Publix
j Theatres C. B. Stiff and Harry L. Nace, will visit this city,
i their business here being for no other purpose than to
J make a definite survey of the show conditions here.
It has long been recognized that up-to-date theatres
• are town builders. When it is possible to see the latest
attractions without going to the nearest city, people from
. the surrounding country appreciate having a modern
! theatre in the town nearest to them.
, Coolidge is admirably located to support the best
■ there is in attractions. This fact will lead to the con
-1 struction of a playhouse capable of handling the leading
road shows as well as housing the finest equipment to
put on all talking features.
L. H. Hartman, contractor in charge is shooting the
work on the new E. C Grasty building in lively style. The
total number of men on the job Thursday morning
amounted to sixteen. This brick structure, 50x100 feet,
facing on Central avenue, corner of the block west of Ex
aminer office,
> _________
March 6, 1930
Mr. Ted Healy, Coolidge Examiner, Cool
idge, Arizona.
Dear Ted: lam just in receipt of your pre
publication edition o { the first number of
the new paper at Coolidge. I feel most
highly complimented at the gracious treatment
you accorded me on the first page and I cer
tainly do appreciate the kindly spirit that
prompted you to that thought.
We feel that the great valley down there
is now on the eve of a tremendously fine devel
opment era You will have noticed that for a
number of days The Arizona Republican has
given wide-spread and extensive play to your
valley, with the dedication as a vehicle. We
i were very anxious and happy to use every ad
vantage possible, through the dedication cere
mony, to give good publicity to the great pos
sibilities of your country.
I assure you, as I have assured all others
with whom I have come in contact, that we on
The Republican, at all times, are very happy
and anxious to do everything we possibly can
to help develop that, as well as the other sec
tions of the state, because all parts of the state
are inter-dependent and the greatest possible
success that any one part of the state can have
reflects advantageously on all other parts of
the state.
With every good wish from all of us on
The Arizona Republican, I am,
Yours sincerely,
i ” ... . _ . i
tions will be considered simultane
ously with those filed at 9 o’clock
the morning of May 15.
Plats of survey of the vacant
land to be thrown open have been
received at the land office here, but
they will not be officially filed un
til May 15.
The approximate areas which
will become available through the
filing of these plats are: township
four south, range eight east, 3,040
acres; township four south, range
nine east, 8,280 acres; township
four south, range 10 east, 9,400 j
acres; township six south, range
five east, 40 acres; township six
south, range eight east, 40 acres; i
Devoted to
Advertising the Best
Valley on Earth
township seven south, range six
east, 2,320 acres; township six
south, range nine east, 40 acres;
and township seven south, range
seven east, 160 acres.
This totals 23,320 acres.—Arizona
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