Casa Grande Valley
Like a Blanket
GOOD ATTENDANCE AT
During the past three days Coolidge has attracted
visitors from all parts of the state, and the nation.
Cars from almost every state in the union have been
seen on the streets of the town. The out-of-state be
ing visitors to Arizona, who hearing of Coolidge, and
its county fair, made the occasion an opportunity to
come to this section and look over the country which
has come under the great Coolidge dam. The fair
with its fine agricultural and stock display has shown
to the visitors the resources of the valley.
Wednesday the opening day of the fair was well at
tended, but many people from the valley, and other
points, did not come here on account of the weather,
which was inclined to be threatening during the earlv
part of the week, and turned into a storm Tuesday
morning, cleared for the day, and stormed again Tues
day night. Even though the storm caused the post
ponment of the trip here to many the hotels were al
filled early Tuesday evening, and people were sent to
private homes to secure rooms for the night. A great
many visitors had to go to Florence to secure accom
Thursday weather conditions were better and it was
the big day of the fair. Our sister cities Florence and
Casa Grande closed up business in the afternoon and,
business was suspended in Coolidge, a grand parade
participated in by the three leading towns in the val
ley took place. Bands played, school children took
part, and a general spirit of the progress was display
ed. During the day the fair grounds were crowed.
Visitors came from all parts of the country:
The fair closes today, Friday. It has been a great
At the time of going to press the
agricultural, stock and o her exhib
its had been judged and ribbons
awarded, but the lists had not been
revised for corrections, so a com
plete list of awards is not published
in this issue.
In the horticultural department of
the agricultural exhibit, Arivaipa
Canyon farmers walked away with
most the apple, pear and citrus first
and second prizes.
C. Buzan and J. T. Ortega took
first and second ribbons for
J. A. Brandenburg, the well
known resident of the Arivaipa sec
tion, upon whose farm grows the
second largest fig tree in ihe world,
took blues for apples, getting
firsts on Johnathan, King David,
Mammoth Black Twig and any
Other Variety. J. T. Ortega, of the
same district, took firsts on Black
Ben and C. Buzan, a neighbor, cap
tured first on White Winter Per-
Mr. Brandenburg took blues on
Valencia, Washington Navels and
Any Other Variety oranges; J. C.
Baker, of the Canyon, took second
on Washington Navels; Branden
burg took second on Valencias, and
C. Buzan caught second on Any
Most of the grape fruit at present
raised in Pinal county, comes from
this remarkable canyon, where ap
ples, oranges, grape fruit and limes
can be found growing on the same i
farm. The first prize for Marsh
seedless grape fruit was awarded to
C. Buzan, the second to J. Branden
burg. Mr. Brandenburg also re
ceived first premium on Clayson
grape fruit. Lawrence White took
the second. C. Buzan received first
prize onA ny Other Variety grapes
fruit; the second pri.e being award
ed to Alvy Henderson. D. O. Mai- |
tin, of Florence, received the blue
ribbon first for Pink grapefruit.
Very few people know that lem
ons and limes are grown in Pinal
county. There was a good exhibit
of this citrus at the county fair.
For lemons J. L. Baker took first
prize. The second prize was award
ed a lemon grower of this valley,
Mrs. W. M. Sells. For growing the
finest limes R. Armenta and Mrs.
W. C. Armenta, of Casa Grande,
took first and second prizes..
J. A. Brandenburg informs this
paper that at his farm in the Ari
vaipa Canyon he has planted a large
space to limes and lemons. The
Armentas and the Wilsons, of Casa
Grande, and other land owners in
this valley have raised citrus fruits
for many years. There is known to
be considerable land suitable for
citrus development in this valley.
For tangerines C. Buzan won fir3t
priz, and N. L. Woods second. Mrs.
W. Sells, of Casa Grande, won first
prize for Bartlett pears, and J. A.
Brandenburg, second. ,
Mr. Brandeburg also took second
prize for Keefer pears, and the first
prize went to D. V. Bridwell.
For hard shell and soft shell al
monds W. S. Prouty secured the
blue ribbons. Mr. Prouty has been
getting first prizes on his almonds
for years. The prizes on walnuts
went to Brandenburg in the canyon.
Fred Armistead, of the SUina
district, this valley look first prize
for Nancy Hall sweet potatoes, and
R. S. Williams, of Coolidge, took
first prize for yellow yams, Mr.
Armistead taking the second. Mrs.
A. Alva, Coolidge, took first prize
jon pumpkin yams, and Lawrence
White of the canyon, took first on
Any Other Variety, the State Prison
C. Buzan took the first prize on
' First prize for peanuts went to
J. F. Bates, of Coolidge, and second
to J. A. Brandenburg.
The State Prison took the first
prize for horse alfalfa, and A. C.
Forback, of Casa Grande, took the
second prize. For cow alfalfa C.
A. Fitgerald, of Casa Grande, took
first prize and A. J. Wolf, of Casa
: Grande, took second prize. ,
C. L. Smith, of Coolidge, took
first prize for watermelons, and C.
Buzan second prize.
First prize for millet grain was
won by A. F. Natzinger, and second
by A. J. Natzinger.
WINNERS IN STOCK
Holstein Cattle —Hanson and Tor
se n. of Coolidge secured first for
best cow, 3-year and over; R. H.
M eon house, second.
A. Peters, of Casa Grande, se
cured blue ribbon for best heifer,
one year and under two years.
Hanson and Torsen won first for
bull. 2 years and over.
Best bull, one-year and under two
years. First was given to C. E.
Nichols; second to H. C Hall.
Bull calf under one year. First
to El Sikes; second to W. S.
M. M. Knox won premiums in all
grades for Jersey cattle
THE TWISTER RETURNS
Charley Cohn, the popular man-
i 1 ager of a Popular Store, has re
■ turned from a trip to Tucson. He
■reports a keen interest in that city
| for Coolidge
WANTED —Clean rags at the
. i Coolidge Examiner office.
“PUBLISHED AND PRINTED AT HOME”
COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7. 1930
WINNING ON NOGS
Mrs. Earl Weaver, of Coolidge,
was a winner in the poultry depart
ment of the Pinal county fair She
won a blue ribbon for best entry in
he barred Plymouth Rock class.
Mrs. Fred Payne, of Casa Grande,
won many blue ribbons in the White I
Leghorn entries. Mr. Korsten, oi
Coolidge, was also a winner in the |
Plymouth Rock division. The lists |
have not yet been revised..
COOLIDGE MAN WINS
The s ate prison won blue ribbon
for best 2-year-old sow, and a blue
ribbon for gilt boar under six
months A. L McCann, of Coolidge,
won blue ribbon for best gilt sow
over six months old.
W. S. PROUTY
GETS THE BULL
W. S. Prouty was the winner ol
the farmers’ s ock judging contest
Thursday at the county fair grounds
and was awarded the pure bred Hoi
stein calf from the Coman Holstein
faims, which was ’.he big prize and
only prize awarded.
“CIRCUS ON WHEELS” TO
EXHIBIT SOON IN FLORENCE
Gentry Bros. Is Modern Motorized
Gay, variegated posters placed in
the city and vicinity by advance,
advertising trucks today herald the'
coming of the Gentry Brothers cir-:
cus in Florence for afternoon and I
Cars used by the advance fleet
are forerunners of a mammoth
group of 100 new, modernly equipp
ed and vividly decorated G. M. C. I
trucks which comprise the main
section of this modernized circus
only large circus in the world trav
eling entirely in such fashion.
Through this equipment Gentry
Brothers show has also given its
11 a. m. daily parade through dow’n
town streets an appeal that none
An entire change of program is
being offered for the season. There
are more wild animals and more ,
performers than in any previous
season in the history of the show,
all being the best available.
News of the coming of Gentry
Brothers famous shows was hailed
today in Florence where circus day
November 15, means a holiday.
FIRST TO SUGGEST
C W. Crouse, at one time Indian
Agent at the Pima Indian Reserva
tion, mentioned in his report to
Washington the building of a stor
age reservoir to furnish water for
the Pima Indians, according to cor
respondence on exhibit at the
The exhibit reads as follows:
House of Representatives, Wash
ington, D. C.—The Committee on
Indian Affairs on the request of
Senator Hayden reported as fol
“C. W. Crouse was the first In
dian agent to suggest a reservoir on
ihe Gila river as a means of provid
ing the Pimas with their proper
share of water, in his report for
11890 Mr. Crouse said: “There is not
an acre of the four reservations of
this agency ihat any kind of cereal
| grows without irrigation The soil
|is rich, but nothing grows on it
naturally except mesquiie, cotton
wood, paloverde, a variety of cac
, tus and stunted shrubbery. Water
iis king. It is water and cultivation
that is rapidly transforming these
! valleys into fields of grain, fruit
! and vegetables. A storage dam for
i these Indians or a bountiful and per
manent interest in a reservoir and
canal would certainly be not only a
humane act but an economical out
lay of funds, for without it these
| people will soon cease to be self
Some of this paper’s democratic
friends have asked when the re
publicans are going to hold their
For best Booth Display—Casa
Grande, first; Coolidge, second
For Individual Display—Mrs. D.
O. Martin, first; Mrs. A. E. Payne, |
La Palma, second, and Mrs. How- ;
ard Kimball, Casa Grande, third.
Clifford R, McFall of Tucson f
clerk of the Federal District Court
of resigned Monday to ac
cept appoin ment as special master
in chancery to hear evidence in-
I volving water rights of the Gila
I river basin in Arizona,
Judge William H, Suwtelle, who j
| named him master in chancery,
immediately afterward appointed J.
Lee Baker of Phoenix, chief depu y
under McFall, in the Phoenix divi
j sion to succeed McFall,
The Gila River Wa er Rights
case of the government has beer:
in process of preparation for the
j last five years. Final adjudication
will decide all wa er rights along
I the Gila, including the giant Cool
| idge dam project. The government
! has spent more than $7,000,000 in
! construction work on the Coolidge
dam and o her projects. More than
! 150,000 acres of cultivable land is
The Coolidge project includes
! 50,000 acres of land owned by In
! aians of the San Carlos and sur
j rounding reservations. Fifty thous
and more acres are owned by
| whites in the Florence-Casa Grande
1 valley, —Arizona Republican,
ANOTHER STORE OPENED
J. M. Haddad, who is in business
in the Denham block. The store
in Ray, Ariona, is opening a store
will carry a dry goods an I general
merchandising s ock.
SECURING NEWS DATA
Headed by Chas. Stauffer, pub
lisher of the Arizona Republican,
members of that paper’s force were
here and in other parts of the val
ley Thursday, securing news data.
The Coolidge Lions enterca ned
the Tucson Den Thursday night a:
a supper served at Masonic Temple
It was a jolly gathering and much
appreciated by the visiting mem
The following visitors and their
ladies were present:
Winston Reynolds, President of
Lions Club; Mrs. W. L. Brown, Mrs.
George I. Dyer, Mrs. G. A. Broome,
G. A. Broome, Dr. and Mrs. C. E.
Duval, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bruner,
im Kerr, H. L. Bowers, George F.
Dyer, Chas. Burges, Lowell J.
Arnold, Mrs. Winston Reynolds,
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Waggoner, Mr.
and Mrs. F. A. Putter, Walter Loed
iger, Jno. Hobbs, Mr. and Mrs. A.
B. Warner, Mr. and Mrs. M. N. Gar
rett, all of Tucson; J. L. Shepard,
Florence; Mr. and Mrs. Coy Hamil
ton, and Mrs. W. C. Ketchersid, of
Dr. W. Jackson acted as toast
master for the occasion.
Mrs. Bruner, of Tucson, intro
; duced the iady guests from that
President Winston Reynolds in
troduced the Lions from the Tuc
son Den. Also, Lion Winston was
’ main speaker for the Tucson Club.
Other talks were from A1 Wilke,
1 District Governor of the Lions;
' Frank Putter, of tlie Tucson Club,
who is known among his own club
as “The Vulgar Boatman”; Pee
‘ Waggoner also made a short talk.
Pete is known in the Tucson Club
1 as a real detective.
‘ Both Waggoner and Pu. ter will
3 have to explain just why they merit
these titles, as :he writer does not
care to divulge the secret.
Luncheon for the affair was
served by Mrs. R. J. Jones, Mrs.
c Farnsw’orth and Mrs. Jackson, of
:- rhe Woman’s Club,
r i Mrs. W. C. Ketchersid acted as
hostess for the visiting ladies.
WHO WILL HE
Rules governing the drawing ot
! chance for the Arizona buffalo
; hunt of 1930 have been announced
by It. L. Bayless, secretary of the
Arizona State Fish and Game De
| par ment as follows:
1. Each prson holding a resident
hunting license is entitled to enter
the serial number of the license and
name and address a* the Game De
partment for this drawing, except
j that any one having participated
ia a previous buffalo hunt will not
be allowed to enter this drawing.
A person whose number is drawn
will be permitted to shoo: one buf
falo and may keep the head and
hide and 100 pounds of meat. The
balance of the meat will be retained
by he Game Department and dis
posed of and the money turned
in to the Game Protection Fund.
There will be twenty numbers
drawn. The firs ten numbers will
lie the numbers drawing the buffalo.
The second ten numbers will be
alternate chances. ,
2. Parties drawing the ten lucky
numbers will be no ified by mail
immediately, and they must notify
us of their intentions to make one
of his number not later than De
cember Ist. If we have not re
cived such notice we will notify the
alternate, and in no event will win
ner of one of hese lucky numbers
be permitted to sell dr 'ransfer his
chance, and in event the holder of
one of these lucky numbers will not
be able to participa e in the hunt
nd the alternate not being able to j
participate, hese chances will re
vert back to the state and will be
sold for the benefit of he Game
Protection Fund. The drawing will
be held at the Game Department
booth at the State Fair, Saturday,
November 15, 1930, at 1:00 p. m..
3EST HONEY DISPLAY
Mrs. Chas. Randolph, of Casa
Grande, who has made the honey j
business a specialty for years, took j
all premiums at the Pinal county j
Mrs. John T. Primm and son Eu- j
gene, visited here last Friday as j
guests of Mr. and Mrs. D S. Davis.
The son has been in Australia many 1
years selling American automobiles.
Witnessed by the bride’s mother
and a number of friends, the mai
riage of Miss Naoma Samples, of
Florence, and Jack Mcßay toon
place at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. McLaurin last Saturday
nigh’. Elder J. T. Jones performed
Later in the evening at the same
residence Ruby Ridgeway, of Flor
ence ahd B. Wilkerson were mar
ried by Elder Jones. The ceremony
was witnessed by friends.
Mr. Mcßay and Mr. Wilkerson
have been working on the Picacho
Wednesday evening at the resi
dnee of Rev. Henderson, Miss Helen
Clem and Wayne Black were united
in the holy bonds of matrimony,
Rev. Henderson performing the
ceremony. Mrs. H. L. Sloan,
mother of the bride, and Miss Irene
Fredrick witnessed the ceremony.
The newly married couple departed
the same evening for Prescot',
where they will make their home in
Born —To Mr. and Mrs. Juan Sa.
lazar, twin boys. They arrived
; Tuesday morning. Dr. Stork S ew
ard in attendance.
REGULAR MEETING NOV. 11.
The regular meeting of the Cool
i idge Parent Teachers’ Association,
1 ;to be held Tuesday has been post
. ; poned to Tuesday, November lltli
), at 2:30 p.. m. “Safety” is the sub
ject for the day.
t CULTIVATING FLOWERS
t | At the regular meeting of the
Coolidge Woman’s Club, to be held
s | next Wednesday, Mrs. N. W. Bolin
. will have sharge of the roll call for
f | ideas on cultivating flowers. Mrs.
| Lillian Scott, Miss Esther Scott and
s I Miss Edna May Wilson will serve
'as hostess committee.
:: VIIIHI IUU LL OLL HI !
| THE STATE FAIR jj
'I Eight to twelve horse races ]»
!; daily. |>
!» Breath-taking auto races on ;>
9 Saturday, November 15.
]> Fifteen exposition build- <!
]> ings filled with Arizona prod- <!
]» ucts. i[
'! A mile of gli tering amuse- !j
b ment attractions. ![
d Da’ly concerts by the Uni- ]|
!; versity of Arizona band ]’
!; Sixteenth annual Arizona ]»
art exhibit. ]>
(Third annual Arizona flow- j!
er show. <!
Million dollar parade of u
livestock on Friday, Novem- <!
ber 14. ![
d Greatest mineral exhibit J|
d in the world. J|
I; Native ceremonial dances J'
![ by Arizona Indians on Wed- J»
Free vaudeville acts daily d
]’ in front of the grandstand. d
'' First Arizona showing of <J
j> beef cattle in carloads.
<! Farm women’s display of ![
.I canned fruits, mea's, jams !|
s and pickles. 9
I; Vocational and educational ]>
lj exhibits by Arizona school |>
A “corral” and “chuck wa- •-
;> gon’ for cattlemen. d
;> And a hundred-and-one o h- d
'! er attractions to hold you !|
d spellbound for six full days. !|
i! The fair opens next Mon- ||
i[ day, November 10, and closes ||
!| Saturday, November 15. J;
Recen ly the Arizona Edison at
their plant in Coolidge, in a room
designated to that purpose, placed
on display an array of electrical
goods which has been appreciated
by the m. :y people who have
called to look over the fans, toast
ers, hearers, ranges, washers, ra
dios, cookers, freezers and o her
articles which go to complete the
display. Superintendent Cochrane
or one "of his assistants is always
on hand to demonstrate, and the
company reports that since the es
tablishing of the display, the vol
ume of electric u ilities sold has
made a big increase,
Late last week Ed Beard, who
has been running the Cactus Case
on Main street, sold the business to
J. W. Srields and August Vowinkel
NOOWLIN’S CAFE SOLD
Mr. and Mrs M. T. Milton, of
Proenix, bought the Nowlin Case
Thursday. They have been in the
restaurant business for many years
and it is their intention to re-model
he restaurant and serye short or
ders and family style iffeals.
Rev. Sparks, of the Southern Bap
:ist Church, will start night ser
vices in Coolidge Mqnday night.
Services will be held each night for
four nigh s
U. S. BRINGS COTTON
Los Angeles—A train load of ap
proximately 300 families, gathered
through the efforts of the govern
ment labor bureau, began a free
ride tonight to the’Salt River val
ley’s cotton fields in Arizona, where
pickers are needed.
Baggage of the cotton pickers
was transported free and the gov
ernment will provide schools for
children in the cotton districts.
The cotton picking season, now un
der way, will last until February.
Pickers will be paid 75 cents a hun
dred pounds for gathering cotton.
D. E, Evans, head of the labor
bureau said, and housing will be
Business has increased at Bob’s
Popular Case to the extent that he
has caused to be installed a large
cooking range, the fuel for the op
eration of same being gas.
Advertising the Best
Valley on Earth
r -frv* 'Y.w. :*>*■**.
j P; J
Introducing C. E. Addams, For
merly of Ray, Arizona.
This Pinal county man put
George W. P. Hunt back in o office.
He was an excellent executive when
he resided in Pinal county, and has
Provd a super-manager of a political
The lates totals on the vote cast
for governor give Hunt 47,670, Phil
lips 44,995. In the returns from 469
complete and three incomplete pre
cincts there are less han 200 votes
outstanding. The votes for these
21 precincts will make but litGe dif-'
ference in Hunt’s majority.
The complete returns for Pinal
county for s ate and county officers
are as folloov. s:
Supreme Court—. Tench's 337, Lock
Governor—Hunt 1777, Phillips
Secretary of Stated-White 1931,
Auditor —Frohmiller 2067.
Treasurer—Simms 1901, Ely 961.
At orney General —Peterson 2190.
Superintendent of Schools—Case
2039, Lambert 1004.
1901, McKinley 837.
Mine Inspector Foster 2040,
For Sheriff—Laveen 2379, Pool
For Judge—Green 1647, Smith
The following vote was cast in
For Governor—Hunt, 1541; Phil
Secretary of State —White ,171;
Auditor —Frohmiller, 184.
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion —Case, 163; Lambert, 99.
Corporation Commissioner —Rowe
177; McKinley, 75.
Mining Inspector—Foster, 174;
For Sheriff Laveen, 209. Pool,
For Judge Superior Court—Green
104; Smith, 62.
For Justice of the Peace —Thomp-
son, 167; Huff, 101.
Equal pay for Members of Court
Boards and Commissions, Yes 7S;
Requiring bond issue voters to be
real property tax payers, Yes 94,
Legislative redistricting, Yes 64;
Restric ing public works employ
ment to U. S. citizens or wards, Yos
109; No 58.
Sta e highway bond issue, Yes 70;
Automobile Tax exemption, Yes
76; No 81.
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