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Casa Grande Valley
Like a Blanket
Coolidge now has a camp
of the Woodmen of the
At the Woman’s Club
building the final work of
organizing took place last
Tuesday night and the first
officers installed are as fol
lows :
Consul Commander, J. J.
Adv. Lieutenant, Clanton
Banker, Herman Moody.
Clerk, W. A. Thompson.
Escort, Ray Moody.
Watchman, G eo. Truit.
Sentry, A. F. Forbes.
Auditors J. H. Moody,
W. B . Wilkerson, J. W.
Chas. A. Dodd, of Globe,
perfected the organization
ft: '
Mrs. Robert McLain plans
to visit Oregon soon.
The special hardware sale
at Davis’ is going over
WANTED—A Mexican to
assist at the Little White
White House Case at Borree.
The Addingtons, of the
Coolidge Case, have pur
chased a new Chevrolet.
Mrs. W. F. Love expects
to leave for Birmingham,
Ala., for a visit to her pa
Geo. R. Armstrong was in
Chandler Thursday to get
his household furnishings
moved to Coolidge.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Wil
son and Mr. and Mrs. Mack
Chambers, of Phoenix, visit
ed Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bar
ker Sunday.
B. F. Rose, of Perryville,
in the Buckeye valley, has
opened up the Little White
ti r>
House Cate at Borree.
The Gerald Townsend lot
No. 18, block 2, has been
sold to J. J. Jones, who in
tends to construct an adobe
residence of modehn type.
The Examiner, a republi
can paper has a real nice
line-up of democratic candi
dates on another page. They
have all made excellent offi
Work has started on the
new service station on the
northwest corner Harding
avenue and Main street. It
will be conducted by J. R.
Mrs. Addington and chil
dren, accompanied by Miss
Patsy Due, are planning an
auto trip that will take them
to Oklahoma, Kansas and
other states.
Searg. R. E. Smith, of the
Salvation Army, was here
Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, returning to Phoe
nix Thursday. He was on
Army business.
S. M. Bates, manager of
the meat department at the
Pay’n Takit, has been ill dur
ing the past week. M. M.
Knox is carrying on the work
during Mr. Bates’ absence.
Gray’s Sandwich shop has
installed a rock gas heating
unit. The Grays are better
prepared to take care of
their growing business in
furnishing the icy colds and
juicy hots in drinks and
of the camp in Coolidge. He
has been here during the
last two weeks making a
quiet canvass for new mem
bers, and interviewing local
Woodmen, of whom there
are quite a few in this com
munity. Mr. Dodd, who is
state deputy of the Wood
men of the World, is one of
the best posted men in
Woodcraft in the west, and
stands high not only in the
circles of the lodge, but as a
business man of this state.
In establishing a camp, here
he took into consideration
the prospects of the town
for future growth, and has
confidence that Coolidge in
a year or two will have one
of the best camps in the
The installation of the
switchboard at the local
station of the Mountain
States T. & T. Co. has been
completed. Manager J. Fred
Grimm says the time for the
change-over, making Cool
idge on its own system has
as yet not been set,
other work to be completed.
Mr. Grimm has just returned
from Arkansas, w here he
took M rs. G rrrmrr snrd M a ste r
Joe Burten Grimm.
Clayle H, Nichols Ass. labor Live
iOak No. l.et al.
H. Notice of location
usual way, amended.
Susie M. Rojas to Harry J. Val
entine, Mtge. lots 1, 2. and fract.
lo 3. Blk. 8. Southside addition to
Clara Myers to Maude L, Minette,
Superior. $250.
W. I), lot 5 t blk. 9, Myers’ Home'
sites > unit, Casa Grande. (
D. E. Driggers and J. F. Brown.
Contract re \V%, 26-6-7.
Pacific Greyhound Lines, Inc.,!,
Art. Inc.
Katherine J. Drew to A. G. Por
ter, B. & S.’ D. Feact. SEti of
jNEH, 20-6-6.
M. E. Sargeant to Harold H.;
\Vrenn > W. D. Lot 5, Blk. 10 ? Ist |
addition Casa Grande. $lO.
continued on last page
Coolidge should start in
vestigating the chances of
getting in on the natural gas
system which will extend
over the central and south
ern part of Arizona. A start
to bring the gas from Texas
has already been made. Louis
G. Cates, formerly general
manager of the Ray Consol
idated, now the Nevada Con
solidated Mining Company,
and well known in this coun
ty, signed as president of the
Phelps, Dodge corporation,
a contract to use 3,000,000,-
OCO cubic feet of gas at 18c
per thousand cubic feet, andi
17c all over that amount.
The contract was signed two
weeks ago and given to Paul
Kevser, president of the
Western Gas Co. By this
contract Arizona cities are
to have gas within a year
and the smelters within eight
* . ■' -w. j '
Buckskin’s animal, show,
now playing an engagement
in Coolidge with their com
fortable tent pitched on Cool
idge Avenue next to the Cool
idge Mercantile Store, is put
ting on a show that enter
tains and educates the big
crowds that are attending.
They will be here until Sat
urday night, May 31.
This show is sponsered by
the Woman’s Club, and all
the civic organizations of the
town. It has animal per
formers that have been star
attractions in motion pictu
A number of the ladies of
Pinal county, with Mrs. R. J.
Jones, president of the Wo
man’s Club of Coolidge co
operating with them, are
requesting the board of su
pervisors of Pinal county to
take the necessary steps to
create in this county the free
library system which is made
possible under a legislative
act which became effective
on June 9th of last year.
The ladies are receiving
much help and encourage
ment from other counties
that have taken advantage
the benefits derived thereby,
of the law and are enjoying
The following letter will
prove of interest to a large
number of people of Pinal
county who desire to learn
of the operation of the free
library system:
Office of
County Librarian Maricopa County ;
Free Library
Phoenix, Ariz., May 14, 1930. j
To the Honorable Board of Supervi- ,
sors, Pinal County,
Florence, Arizona:
Gentlemen—l have just had
a very interesting conversa
tion with Mrs. Jones from
Coolidge, Pinal county, who
as you know, is interested,
from the standpoint of bet
tering her community, in the
establishment of a County
Free Library. I told Mrs-,
Jones I should like to tell you
just what Maricopa county is
doing along this line. We
jh.v.e only been estabLshed
\ since November first, last
year, yet we will have fifteen
community branch libraries
serving as many communities
by the end of the week.
Maricopa county has an
estimated population of 167-
COO people. Os this number
Phoenix and Mesa have ap
proximately 95,000. Deduct
ing the population of these
two cities from that of the
entire county, I am serving
72,000 people to the best
books, on every available
subject possible, with a bud
get of $25,000 per year; a
per capita cost of about 35
cents. A visit to any of the
communities where they are
receiving the Free Library
service would convince you
that the establishment of the
County Free Library System
is the “biggest’’ thing the
Maricopa county board of
supervisors has done. If you
could watch the eager chil
dren selecting books from
the Free shelves, one or two
res and their program of
tricks pleases the old and the
young. Some are attending
each performance.
Aside from giving a won
derful show, the audience
have a satisfaction in know
ing that a worthy cause is
receving aid. The sale of tic
kets help the Children’s
Home in Tucson. In the ad
vertisement on another page
appear the names of the cel
ebrated horses and mules
that are creating so much
fun and pleasing our people
by their clever antics.
for themselves, one for the,
younger brotner or sister at
home, and giving the libra
rian a “note” from father or
mother requesting the latest
book on “citrus” or “alfal
fa” or “bees,” or perhaps a
new book on interior deco-,
ration, you would need no
further evidence of the suc
cess of our venture. The
County Free Library, in oth
er words is raising the stan
dard of our community life,
giving the men, women and .
children of the county the ;
same facilities now enjoyed
by their more fortunate bro- .
thers and sisters of the cities,;
who have public libraries, :
concerts and other means of .
broadening themselves edu
cationally. The cost per cap
ita per year does not equal
the cost of one good book,
yet they may have an inex-
haustible supply as the years
go by. The use of good li
brary books goes hand in
hand with the schools and it
is shown by comparing sur
veys of counties having libra- j
ries with surveys of those
that do not, that the county
having the Free Library sys
tem are far in advance in
school rating.
There is nothing that so
appeals to the new settlers
of a community as the edu
cational advantages and the
book facilities of that com
munity. Our new residents
expect to make their homes
with us: to live in our midst
and rear their families; they
are largely influenced in
their selection of the place
in which to establish a home
by the schools of that county
and the county’s progressive
attitude along all other mod
ern lines-
The most progressive thing
you can do is to establish the
County Free Library System i
in Pinal.
Maricopa county will cer
tainly be glad to do anything
possible to help you get
started should you decide ;
to join us in this wonderful
work for our wonderful
Very truly yours,
Evangeline S. Berryman, j
Maricopa County Free Librarian
Thursday, yesterday, Bob
Denton, our well known su
pervisor, was designated Pi
nal county statutory agent
l for the General Petroleum
' Corporation of California.
May 30th, 1930.
In memory of the heroic
dead business paused to
day and the nation paid
reveren c .
The Baptist revival, con
ducted by S. E. Stevenson,
general secetary, Baptist
General Convention of Ari
zona, under the large tent
in front of the San Carlos
Hotel, is being well attend
ed. A fine interest has been
manifested throughout the
Thursday evening, May 29
a Baptist Church was organ
ized. About twenty people
thus far have aligned them
selves with this new organ
The meeting will continue
through the coming week.
Emphasis is being placed on
the fundamentals of the Bi
pel preaching and singing,
come to these services.
Phoenix, Ariz., May 30,
(UP)—The Arizona High- S
way commission has listed!
in its tentative budget for
the ensuing year, beginn-;
ing July 1, and ending
June 30, 1931, an expen
diture of $328,566.35 for
construction of roads in
Pinal County under the
seven per cent system.
More than 73 miles of
road in Pinal County will
be placed under construc
tion. The budget listed,
with a total of $112,037.08
from the state funds; $212,-
529.27 from federal funds
and $814,000 from other
funds to be used in the
The commission estimat
ed in the tentative budget,
on which a public hearing
will be held here June 16,
that $1,483,544,58 of state
funds would be used in
construction work through
out the state, and to this
total $2,457,294.62 of fed
leral funds and $29,000
from other funds would be
added, making a total of
$3,969 ,829.20 to be ex
Phoenix, Ariz., May 30.
One of the largest rattle
snakes seen in the Camp
Creek vicinity was killed re
cently by Allen Apperson,
cattleman. The reptile meas
ured five feet, four inches in
length and had 22 rattles.
Apperson killed the snake
with a revolver as it was in
the act of eating a cotton
tail rabbit. The skin is to be
mounted and sent to rela
tives in the east, Apperson
i said.
Township 6 south and
range 10 east has been re
centy surveyed. This town
ship is about 10 miles south
and east of the town of Cool
idge. The land embraced
in the township has practic
ally all been taken up by
Coolidge people, who have
taken settlement claims to
hold it until the survey has
been checked over in Wash
ington and the local office
in Phoenix receives notice
to open it up for homestead
filing. When this occurs
the settlement claims are
given preference.
According to the informa
tion received by the Exam
iner representative at the U.
S. surveyor’s office in Phoe
nix last Monday, it is unlike
ly that it will be opened for a
The plat book in the U. S.
The Examiner represent
ative held a short session
with Geo. W. Burgess in
Casa Grande Thursday aft
ernoon, in which a keg full
of reminiscences was open
ed, appertaining to the time
when George was selling the
earth about this valley fast
er than people could list it
with him, and Harry Man
dell introduced to the public
a store where real socks,
shoes and white collars could
be purchased by the men
folks who wanted to dress up
to go to church. Prof. Kim
ball and Bro. Pool listened in
and told a few select stories
of their own, but none com
pared with George’s account
of Shorty’s experience with
Beau Grande, the celebrated
bull that led the herd that
secured the Burgess Blue
ribbons and sweepstakes for
the Casa Grande Herefords
a number of years past.
The interview was prompt
ed by a curiosity on the part
of the Examiner man to
learn why George paid such
a price for 640 acres of state
land at the sale in Florence
last week. The price the land
brought was SIO,OOO. It is
Sec. 34, T. BS, R. 8, E. Mr.
Burgess replied in answer to
a query that others knew the
value of the land and bid it
up. The section is located
about one and one-half miles
south of Picacho. The soil is
a rich sandy loam, covered
with a dense growth of iron
Bruce Bros., of Huntington Park, California, will start on the surfacin
of the Coolidge-Picacho section of the Phoenix-Tucson Highway within the
next month. Their bid of $121,827 was the lowest and the contract was
awarded to them Monday by the State Highway commission. The follow
ing table explains the expenditures to be made on the highway. $437,000
has been appropriated for this road which receives federal aid.
Section of Road Miles Work Amount
Coolidge to Picacho , . . 19.0 0. S. and 0. P. $120,000.00
Picacho to Pima Line ... 20.0 Wid. O. S. & Br. 50,000.00
Ruins North to Santan . . . 18.3 O. S. and Br. 100.000.00
Santa Cruz Dip to 4 Mile Post . Berm prot. 2,000.00
Tucson to Rillito 15.0 G. D. O. S. and O. P, $105,745.00
Rillito to Pinal Line , . . . 8.4 G. D. and O. S. 61,730.00
Total 81.6 $437,475.00
Abbreviations: O. S., oil surfacing: O. P., over-pass: Wid. widening:
Br. Bridge: Berm. Prot., Berm Protectiou: G., grading; D.. drainage.
mDJtI C AATTAM 22 ’ by John Maure s from his
lIAI i I ill I Mill ranch near Somerfon. The
UrtLL UUI IUII boll was opening, and Mau-
rer declared much of his
crop was in the same condi-
Yuma, Ariz., May 30 —tion.
What is believed to be the Most of the Yuma valley
first cotton of the season, cotton was only a few inches
was brought to Yuma May above the ground.
Devoted to
Advertising the Best
Valley on Earth
land office shows the follow
ing people holding settle
ment claims, the majority
holding 640 acres:
Martin Swanson, J. Hud
dleston, John R. Hibbs,
Paul Colby, Chas. F. Petter
son, James E. Hibbs, Hope
Watts Sewell, Chas. Ferris
Sewell, Louis Restman, Fran
ces S. Chesney, Filberto
Swenson, Luther B. Light,
Ira A. Mcßee, John T.
Woodring, Will' Briggs,
Richard A. Friedrich, Mat
tison C. Hall, John J. Kruit,
Balch J. Mignes, David
Stein, Geo. H. Whitehouse,
Fredrick Priffen, Ina A. Pe-
Conrad A.Nernig, Fred Grif
fen, H. O. Schultz, Ila M.
Swank, Bessie M. Wright,
B. G. Letzring, Bertha Ham
ilton, A. C. Stockton, A. L.
Lodders, J. F. Moser, Jo
seph L. Blose, Ina A. Peder
wood. Water is in abun
dance at 100 feet, and the
newly formed electric dis
trict,' No. 4, will provide
pumping power. The iron
wood soil and climatic con
ditions go to make ideal
citrus country and that was
what he had in mind when
bidding it in.
George, who was the first
mayor elected in Casa Gran
de, has taken a very import
ant part in the development
of that town and valley.
Money from his land sales
has been invested in town
and country property, and
his home place a short dis
tance w r est of town, is a fine
farm. For years he main
tained a herd of pedigreed
bulls and mules which never
failed to attract attention to
this part of Arizona by walk
ing away with the first pri
zes in California and Arizo
na State Fairs.
In honor of his achieve
ments in playing a most
prominent part, while may
or, in securing the electric
light and water system for
Casa Grande, George had a
small mountain west of town
named after him—Burgess
Peak. This peak was a
great place for the boys of
the town to secure wild
honey, and one day the kids
found a number of wild cats
which were given to folks to
raise. Later the hobos re
ported along the line that
Casa Grande had the largest
house cats in the country
and it wasn’t safe to beg a
For some time Mr. Bur
gess devoted all his time to
farming, but he has been
back in the real estate busi
ness for a year and going
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