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Casa Grande Valley
Like a Blanket
VOLUME ONE
BIG WATER SUIT COMES UP NEXT OCTOBER
ALL RIGHTS ALONG GILA RIVER WILL COME UP EOR ADJUSTMENT
SUIT HAS TAKEN THREE YEARS PREPARATION
Adjudication of water rights so.
2000 parcels o£ laad. which wi"
bring a step nearer the full cuit*
vation cJ 100,000 a'res 01 land a.oug
the Gila river, probably will beg
this fall. CayL Edward A. Smith,
special assistant United Staieo at
torney general, announced yeste.*
day.
“The case of the United *tai s
versus the Gila Valley Irrigation
district and others, involving some
1500 defendants, probably will be
set for trial in October,” Captain
Smith announced, giving the first
definite indication of when the case
would go to trial.
The adjudication of water rights
which is expected to result from
the case, which was filed in the
federal court at Tucson, will affect
everyone along the Gila river from
the Gila River Indian reservation
to 10 miles east of the Arizona-New
Mexico line, it was said.
Tre acreages involved are from
a half-acre to 320 acres in size and
89 dates of water priorities are in
volved, adding considerably to the
projected labor of adjudication, The
majority of the land affected is in
the Safford. Duncan and Florence-
Casa Grande valleys.
Evidence in the case, which is
expected to be a long time in trial,
involves southwestern history and
events back to the time of Fathei
Kino, and has meant arduous re
search through volumes of govern
ment records dating prior to 1859.
when the Gila Indian reservation
was established.
The case affects indirectly pract
ically the entire state, since the
adjudication of water rights affects
the irrigation of 50.000 acres of
land not on Indian reservation, and j
50,000 acres on the Gila River In
dian reservation. Pima Indians in
habit the reservation.
Captain Smith has been working
on the case for the past three years.
—Arizona Republican,
MESA AGAINST
FIRE WORKS
Mesa, Ariz., June 27.—Fireworns
venders who have set up stands
just outside the city limits to avoid
arrest may be held responsible for
injuries or property damage caused
by fireworks sold by them. Citv j
Marshal Howard Peterson declare^.
PROJECT*
MORE TIME
Yuma, Ariz., Juue 27. —Plans for
presenting a requ st to the govern
ment for a tw'o-year moratorium on
construction tax against Yuuia
project lands are being discussed
by members of the Yuma County
Farm Bureau.
morelanFinder
JUICE
Final plans were made last wvck
for the formation of Electrical Dis
trict No. 3 and the voting of $290,-
000 worth of bonds for the taking
care of this work. Sixty-two thous
and acres comprise this district, ac
cording to Secretary Forrest T.
Rainey.
The contract for the furnishin Q
of power has been let to the Ari
zona Edison Company and they
will start work very soon on the
construction of power lines which
will be completed by October Ist,
stated Mr. Rainey It was also
stated that a delay of six months
would be necessary before any
bonds were voted, in order to allow
all lands which wished to come into
the district to do so. According to
the contract, bonds do not nave tu
be voted for three years if it is the
wish of the governing board whict)
is composed of J. L. Mayfield, chaii
man; J. L. Rowland, vice chairman,
D. H. Smith, treasurer; and Forrest
T. Rainey, secretary, with M. W.
Davis. J. M. Rainey and E. H. Heth
erington as members of the board.
The legal firm of Sloan, Holden,
Scott and McKesson, of Phoenix,
represent this district in all legai
matters.
Reports indicate that this distri
was organized four and one liaif
years ago, and during the inter
vening time work has been in pro-
f* *
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DAVIS NAMES
COMMITTEES
The Lion’s Club, of Coolidge,
I gives every promise of becoming
one of the most active clubs -i.
Arizona. The members represent
men in practically every line of bus
iness in this progressive city, and a
broad spirit for general advance
| ment is manifested in ‘heir livelv
meetings
r Recently new officers were elec*,
ed and yesterday Thursday, the
! final luncheon conducted by the
retiring officers took place.
The luncheon was well attended,
many of the members bringing
i guests, who responded to Presiden
r Dr. W. Jackson’s request and gave
; short talks.
Messrs. White, manager of the
Boswell Ginning Company; J. J
Jones, of the Southern Arizona
Land & investment Co.; Mr. I.esch-
Jer, of the firm of Lescher & Ma
honey, architects. Phoenix; Warren
IA. Deal, district governor of the
' Mountain State T. & T. Company of
f Phoenix; Dr. V. E. Powley, Cool
idge. and Ted Healy, of tlie Coo.-1
idge Examiner, were the Lions’
' guests.
Mr. Lescher displayed eome j
I architect’s plans of school buildings !
mnd Mr. Deal gave an interesting
talk concerning the opening of the
I new telephone exchange at Cool
i idge.
Mesdames R. J. Jones, Eisenhart,
i and Farnsworth were in charge of
the serving of the fine lunchecr
| which s provided by the Coohdpe ,
Woman’s Club.
j It was the final luncheon undci
the management of the retiring
officers. The new officers will oe j
installed at the next .luncheon an 1
business! session. which is scluiki
SUCCESSFUL
JUNK MAGNET
Phoenix, Ariz.. June 27. —During
the past two years the Arizona
Highway Commission’s home-buiii
magnet, which scrapes highways of
the state, has collected loO.OCO
pounds of iron, nails, screws, bits of
wire and machinery from roads.
Tacks, springs, knives, forks,
spoons, bolts are included in the 7.)
tons of junk collected off the roaus
of the state, thus saving Mr. Mo
torist many flat tires while en route
to a fishing hole or picnic ground.
The magnet, which has covered
practically every mile oi state main
tained highways in Arizona, was
built in the highway department
shops here.
YOUNGESTTEACHER
RED HEADED
Tucson, Ariz,. June 27. —To Tu
son goes the honor of having tile i
youngest school ma’am in Arizona, ;
and she is red-headed.
The little lass is Beatrice Diaz,
who is just past her fifteenth mile
stone in life. She has been teacher
at St. Catherine’s Indian Mission
School at Topawa on the Papago j
Indian* reservation.
gress toward the successful consum
mation of the organization plans.
Every detail has been most care
fully conssidered with the result,
according to Mr. Rainey, that the
contract which this district r.jld
for power is one of the best ever
to be executed. A contract for
power has also been signed w r itn
the Maricopa irrigation district it is
; understood
The total bond issue will be so
?290.000; however the first issu
ance will be in the neighborhood
1 of $89,000, officials of the district
i say. Under the terms of then con
thact they are to secure twenty-five
cycle power at the rae of .017 pe
kwh.
COOLIDGE TO HAVE
MODERN THEATRE
It is reported that a new and
extremely up-to-date lhaatie is to
be built in Coolidge sometime wuu
in the very near future. This the
atre building will he located, it is
said, directly opposite the Grasty
implement buildiug.—Casa Grande
j Dispatch.
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TELEPHONE 103 for Job Prii t
j ing of all kinds. Nothing too large;
nothing too small.
“PUBLISHED AND PRINTED AT HOME
COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, FRIDAY, JUNE 27- 1930
uled for Thursday. July 3rd.
The following committees wer*
appointed by President Davis:
Membership—W C. Ketchersid,
L. S. Craig, Charles E. Cohen.
Civic Welfare —R. J. Jones, A. C
Stockton. W. C. Ketchersid.
Publicity—Al Wilke, Charles E.
Cohen. W. Jackson.
Extension—Al Wilke, Clia.->. E.
Cohen.
f Finance —R. S. Langford, S. \ v .
Baes, R. J. Jones.
Entertainment—J. M. Hines, t L. S.
1 Craig B. G. Letzring and A. J. Dun
naway.
Grievances —A. C. Stockton, Frc I
Slater.
, Ways and .Means —B. G. Letzring,
J. M. Hines, R. S. Langford,
f Lions Education —J. M. Hines, A
Wilke.
Constitution and By-laws—Fred
Slater, Charles E. Cohen, W. Jaciv
son
/ Public Schools—W. Jackson, P.
W. Hamilton. R. J. Jone. .
Major Activilies—Charles E. C>
hen. J. M. Hines, Fred Slater
( Roy Scouts—L. S. Craig, R. J.
Jones, J. M. Hines. P. W. Hamilton.
Fire Equipment—P. W. Hamilton
R. J. Jones, W. Jackson.
COOLIDGE —THE CENTER~OF OPPORTUNITY
WHAfS HAPPENING IN THIS SECTION OF THE GLORIOUS STATE
OE ARIZONA-INDUSTRIAL AND PERSONAL ROUNDUP
OF CURRENT TOPICS
SUNDAY IN PHOENIX
Mr. and Mrs. Nichols spent Sun
day in Phoenix.
GOLDIE VISITORS
Mr. and Mrs. Pointer, of Pho,-
nix, were week end visitors with
Mr. and Mrs. Goldie.
IMPROVES DISPLAY
WINDOW
The Mandell store has had iin
provements made to the store from
display windows.
MOVED TO TOWN
Allen Huff, who has been fanning
west, of Florence on the Winn place
has moved here and is occupying
his home in North Coolidge.
COVERING WATER
TANK
I. C. Hughes and family arrived
here Wednesday night. Mr. Hughes
is railroad carpenter and is work
ing at covering the top of the wate.
tank.
PERSONAL BATHING
SERVICE
R. N. Reed, the plumber, has been
busy during the past few days ad
ding an addition and putting in a
modern bath room equipment at his
home in North Coolidge.
PREPARING
DECORATIONS
Many of the business uouscL
about town are fixing up their dec
orations for the 4th of July, and the
i small boy is practicing shooting oti
fireworks.
SWIMMING POOL
NEEDED
That a fine plunge would be «
treat in Coolidgg during the sum
mer, has been the expressed opin I
ion of many people during the pas
few days
WILL RUN FOR
SENATOR
S P. Morgan, democrat, of Cas_ j
Grande, who served in the last leg
islature as representative in the!
house from this district, and is web
known as an active participant in
the upbuilding of this valley, is n ,v
making a campaign for state sen
a'or. He i$ giving legislative expc-.
rience and knowledge of the needs
of farmers and mining interests as
qualifications with which he can
give valuable service as a legisla
tive member. He expects to eunf.
with the voters in Coolidge shortly.
1 Vote for the School Bond Issue
July 12.
BACK AGAIN AND
MARRIED
X short time past S. E. Fellow
the well known bookkeeper at the
Arizona Southwest Bank, left f r
the east on a vacation Thursday,
the returned, but not alone. 1
Norton, Mass., he waf> married t‘
I Miss Evelyn Howard, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Story B. Howard, of
Melrose Highlands, of that stai.~
The marriage took plain June 15th.
HELLO! EUROPE
HELLO! COOLIDGE
At the time of going: to press the
new Mountain States T, & T. cen
tral in Coolidge is about to be placed
in service with eighty, or more, tele
phones connected up with its own
“Hello.”
Many officials of the company have
been here doing the last few days
looking into all the details it takes
to get a new' exchange started off
right. Coolidge was glad to wel
come them for it had outgrown the
old order of being the tail to Flor
ence’s telephone kite, and the new ex
change will be a help to business
here, and a help to the telephone
company.
New numbers have been allotde
to the phone users and a directory
eontainiug same will be distributed
as soon as printed. Work on it is
now being rushed.
Continued on last page
NEW POOL HALL
Adrian Castaneda lias almost
completed his big,, adobe building
south of Coolidge avenue, a block
west of Ma ! n. Its dimensions arc
42x32x14. the walls being 4xl2xiS
adobes. He will occupy i£ with a
pool hall business.
A DANGEROUS
COMBINATION
From now on until after the 4th
of July the small boy and the fire
cracker will prove a combination
that will call for careful watching.
Careless celebrating may be the
cause of a costly blaze.
ELECTRIC MANAGER
HERE
L. Westrick, commercial mana
ger of the Arizona Electric Co.,
’with headquarters covering this dis
trict at Casa. Grande, was a busi
ness visitor in this valleys metrop
olis Wednesday
FAMOUS MOTOR COPS
The news reels lately have fe-<
tured the Phoenix motor cops who
have a record of being one of the
best drilled police corps n 4 tne
world. One of the young men, Fitz
patrick Bates, spent the week end
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.
W. Bates, of Coolidge.
memoriaT
David Lee Henson passed away,
June 9, 1930, at his home in North
; Coolidge, after a lingering illness.
Mr. Henson was a native of Arca
delphia, Arkansas, coining to An
j zona in 1917, and engaging in farm
ing. He was born July 11, 1870.
The deceased is survived by the
; widow, Mrs. Slutie Henson, two
daughters, Mrs. Katie Beavers and
Mrs. Lecil Drake, seven grand chi;
dren and one great- grand-child.
Funeral services were conductea
in Cast Grande by Reverend Brad
ford: burial in Mountain View cer
eery.
OLD TIMER HERE
George Fulton, who is with the
! cantaloupe packing crew, thoug h
still young in years, is an old-timei
in all the cattle country, south oi
Thoenix to the Mexican border. He
has worked for the big brands
about his section long before Coe,
idge'wss founded, and Casa Grande
i was just a water tank town. Mr
Fulton was in Dougllas. Cananeu
Hereford and Willcox and al!
thruoui the border section. He is
an ardent booster of southwest An
, zona, and expresses no surprise in
| the fast development of Coolidge
and this section, for as he sees i
; the sun, soil and water are all here
j now.
HIGHEST COMMERCIAL QUALITY CANTALOUPS
MELONS BEING SHIPPED OUT OF HERE AT AN AVERACE OF EIGHT
CARS DAILY CLASSED AS TOP GRADE
Arizona’s premier melons, the cantaloups raised
in this section, and now being shipped from Coolidge
at an average of five cars daily, are classed as being
at the top in grade. Shipping started last Tuesday
and according to present calculations it is expected to
have twenty-five cars out by Sunday.
H. S. Rarick, representative of Bryant-Phillips,
is quoted as stating that the Coolidge melons are of a
supreme quality and predicts a great future for the in
dustry here.
The lineup of experts shooting the crop thru at the
packing shed is as follows:
F. L. Walden, shed foreman; F. W. McCaslin, W.
M. J. Colver, G. R. Fulton, Jack Harris, Vic Bergman,
packer; Kenneth King, Alvin S. Dodd, J. C. Johnson,
box makers; J. A. Simmons, district manager.
Miss Alpha Farnsworth will at
tend the summer school at Flag
staff.
OFF FOR CALIFORNIA
Mr. and Mrs. Robert McLean left
Thursday, last night, for Crescent
City, California, where they will
j make an indefinite visit.
LEONARD AND
JOHNNY RETURN
Leonard and Johnny Moody have
{ returned from a month’s visit with
! folks in Chandler. Their mother.
Mrs. J. T. Moody, left here on the I
15th for San Bernardino, Calif., J.
T. and the boys may shortly take
a run over on a visit,
WALTER SMITH FOR
JUDGE
Attorney Walter Smith, of tas;
Grande, will run on the republican i
l ticket for judge of the superior
court of Pinal county. Attorney
Smith ha 3 practiced law for sev
eral years in Casa Grande, and
[ well known over the county as an
able practitioner.
LEAVE FOR PANAMA
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Morrison and
little son Sidney, who have been
i making there home with Mrs. Mor
; rison’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. IT.
Farnsworth, will soon leave for
Panama, where Mr. Morrison has
accepted Ihe management of a mau
! ufacuring concern. Monday the
i Morrisons were the guests of honor
at a surprise luncheon given by
Mrs. J. C. Jayne. Those present
were: Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Farus
worth and daughter Miriam, and
; son Richard, Miss Lucile Chipper
field and Richard Chipperfield, N.
J. Reed, J.. C. Jayne.
ROAD WORKERS
| Luring the past week Bruce Bros.,
who have the surfacing and oiling
! contract on the highway between
Coolidge and Picacho. have been
getting their forces and machinei •
under full headway. Work has
been going on while new men an!
machinery were arriving.
The names of the workers be
-1 longing to the contractors’ force
who have already arrived 'from the
coast, are as follows.
E. J. Hargraves, C. A. Bland, L.
> M. Tuttle, Eddie Underwoou,
George Underwood, Frank Under
' wood. B. H. Mashen, H. T. Slicor,
F. M. Bland.
These men are experts in the
! handling of the heavy road buila
jmg and oiling machinery whicu
Bruce Bros, use in putting throu fa h
i the work. Other men belonging to
i! their regular force and local work
ers will be added as required. The
i men who have arrived have been
j quartered at the San Carlos Hotel.
ROAD WORKERS
TO THE MOUNTAINS
Thursday Fred and Mrs. Elledge
expected to start on a trip to the
mountains with the idea of locating
’a camp in the White Mountain
country near Payson. Mrs. Elledge
i has been in poor health, and tho:r
many friends in Coolidge hope tno
outing will do her good.
OFFICES AND
WAREHOUSE
1 The officials of the Indian Irii
-1 gation Service are starting to move
their office equipment from Flor
.fence to their new quarters in the
Masonic Temple in Coolidge. They
have the lower floor of the temple
which is -in the windup* of its com
pletion. The government owns
property on Roosevelt street, al
most directly hack of the San Car
los Hotel. Work is now being
i rushed laying a concrete founda
tion which will suppoit a 30x54
'galvanized iron warehouse whicn
is to be moved over from Florence
This warehouse is on the back puui
of the Indian Irrigation Service lot. j
IMPORTANT^
SCHOOL CENTER:
'
I Coolidge is gradually taking on :
more importance as a comb * \
school center for this part of the
valley. With the filing of the pc- i
tit ion of the Signal Peak distnc
to have this district annex one half i
of their territory twenty-one see-j
tions will come under the Coolidge
jurisdiction. This action on the
part of the Signal Peak residents j
‘•has been filed with the board
of supjrvisors. A sectional descrip
j tion of the territory involved is as i
follows:
eludes part of sections 14. 15 lo
and 17 in township 5 south of hang i
7 east and all of sections 20, 21, 22. i
| 23, 26, 27. 28, 29, 32, 34; 35 and 36 j
in township 5 south of range 7 east!
•and sections 1,2, 3,4, 5 and 6 in
I township o south of range 7 east..!
The boundaries of the Ruius-Cool- j
1 idge district through the annexa
tion would he extended to six mile.-, j
west of Borree corner. The other!
half of the district will be absorbed
the Casa Grande district.
!. Dr. W. Jackson, Mr 3. W. IT
Farnsworth and H. A. Odom, trus
tees of the Ruins district, have ap
proved the petition.
“RICinNJOWN
Attorney H. G. Richardson, pres
ident of the Chamder of Commerce !
of Florence, spent a short time here
today. Friday. He almost was
delayed by the traffic jam in the,
business section.
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Prescott, Ariz., June 27. —Reser-
: rations have been made at hotels |
here by Dr. George A. James, oi.
New York, for rooms to accommo
date a party of New Yorkers-who
will attend the Frontier Days cele
■ bration, July 2,3, 4 and 5.
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Yuma, Ariz., June 27.—A mov2-|
ment to persuade property owners
| along the Apache Trail to paint j
, fence posts has been started by the i
Mesa District Chamber of Com
■ merce.
RETURNS TO TUCSON
II B. F. B B. F. Batey, of Tucson,
•' who substituted for S. E. 1 ellow,
-! of the Arizona Southwest Bank
s while the latter was back east get
-11 ting married .returned to Ye Old
. j Pueblo today, Friday.
Devoted to
Advertising the Best
Valley on Earth
SKY COPS
PROTECTS HERDS
Phoenix, Ariz., June 27.—The pro
| gress of civilization is slowly abol
ishing the chief w*orry of western
cattlemen —the rustler. Although
there are still evidences of cattle
rustling in the Copper State. Ari
zona Sanitary Livestock Board offi
cials are undaunted and have found
i away to at least find stolen cattle,
| if not che marauders.
Recently two airplanes went
jon a secret mission to north-east
| ern Apache county, their business
and destination not being revealed
at the take-off. Upon their return
the pilots of the planes reported
the location of several bands of
| stolen cattle in secluded sections of
i Apache county.
Theft of a herd of 100 cattle
from a large ranch in that county
! was reported to Hoyt Medlar, secra
! tary of the state livestock sanitary
board. The rustlers had been
trailed, but the posse was unable to
traverse the treacherous trails lead
ing into the haven of the band of
! cattle thieves.
The planes were sent to scout
the unsettled area. Although the
pilots did not find that herd, the
discovered seve al herds which pi„-
viously had been reported stolen.
These stray hands were rounded
up by livestock inspectors and
taken to St. Johns, where owners
will be allowed to identify them
Some of the brands are distinguish
able but others are marred.
Cattle that cannot be identified,
Medlar said; wtll lie sold at auc
tion by the state. He believed the
herd of unidentified would number
around 125.
Medlar expressed the opinion hu
herd had to great a start before the
airplanes were called into action.
Success of hunting rustlers in
unsettled areas of the state by air
plane is practically certain, live
stock officials declared, following
the expedition to north-eastern Apa
che county.
TIMBER HARVEST
Phoenix, Ariz.. June 27.—The bid
of $3.86 per thousand board feet of
timber made by the Cady Lumber
Corporation of McNary, Ariz., for
the Rock Top timber unit of the
Coconino National forest was desig
nated as successful, the forestry de
partment has announced.
The body of timber contains luo,-
000 board feet of western yellow
pine, and is located some 35 miles
south of Flagstaff. The latter mill
has been closed, but will reopen
upon completion of repairs.
Harvest of the timber will be con
ducted in accordance with the Coco
nino plan which provides for cut
ting only mature and over-mature
trees, leaving young and fast-grov,-
ing trees for future crops.
gasolineTood
Globe, Ariz., June 27. — A gusning
stream o f gasoline deluged a
Globe street when a Rio Grande
Oil Company truck crashed into a
telephone pole, puncturing the huge
tank. The truck proceeded to the
plant, sprinkling the road in its
wake.
INDIANS TO °
CELEBRATE
Indian representatives of the Pi
mas were in Coolidge Thursday
assuring the people of this town
that, the July 4th celebration at
San Tan would be a big one. and
inviting all to attend and have a
good time. An interesting and ex
citing program has been arranged
which includes races by horses
and by the Indians. At San fan
the celebration starts on July 3rd
and continues over the 4th. At
Blackkwater there will also be a
grand celebration and big program
on Independence Day.
MOVED INTO NEW
HOMES
I Their new home in the Stoegcr
Addition now being completed Mr.
‘and Mrs. Bergum moved in early
this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Ei sen hart have
taken possession of their new home
in North Coolidge.
! Mrs. Esther Scott has joined her
1 daughter on the coast.
f The Examiner’s new, phone num
jber is 103.
HOMES
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