Casa Grande Valley
Like a Blanket
FEDERAL LOANS DISCUSSED
BY VALLEY GROUP
Several Casa Grande represent
atives met with a number of Flor
ence men in the office of the San
Carlos Irrigation Project in Flor
ence last Saturday evening, three
hours being spen t in the discus
sion of ways and means for best
securing favorable action for this
district from the Farm Loan Bank
(of the 12th district, located at
The occasion of the meeting was
the information that several of the
officials who will be in Phoenix
early this month for a district con
fehence, of the bank are planning
to make a visit to this valley for
the purpose of investigating its con
FARM PRICES REACH
1915 LOW LEVEL
The general level of farm prices
declined five points from Septem
ber 15 to October 15, and at 106 the
index on ihe latter date was 34
points lower than a year ago, and
at the lowes October level since
1915. according to the bureau of
agricultural economics United
Sta cs department of agriculture.
Farm prices of practically all
commodities except hay. veal cal
ves. and egg-, shared iu the general
cline from Sept-tuber 15 to Octo
-15. hay prices were practically un
changed veal cslos advanced
sligh lv; egg prices show 1 con
siderably less than the usual sea
sonal advance for the period.
Group indexes of farm prices for
October 15 show the following
changes from September 15: Fruits
end vgetables, down 22 points;
grains, down tigh points; cotton
tnd cottonseed, down seven points
dairy products, up two points;
poul ry end yc-ultry products, up
The October 15 indexes tv ore low
er then October IG, 1928, as fol
lows: Cotton and cottonseed,6s
points; poul ry end poultry prod
ucts, 52 points; fruits and vege
tables, 42 po : nts. grains, 36 points;
and dairy products 16 points.
FARM OWNED MOTOR
Modern farms now are well mo
torized, and during the last decade
the number of farm-owned motor
vehicle has increased more than 250
per cent, according to the Automo
bile Club of Southern California
which points ou that in the same
period the numbr of farms in the
country has increased 2.3 per cnt.
The automobile, the club reports,
has made it possible for the farm
er to supervise a largr area and as
a result the fences have ben stead
ily movd and 1930 finds the acre
age of the average farm consderab
\ ly larger than ten years ago.
In 1920 there were *2,885,651 mo
tor vehicles on the farms, as com
pared to 5.677,500 in 1930, and it is
evident that the farmer has found
a new freedom in the automobile.
Census figurs show 6,297,877 farms
in the country L A. Examiner.
B. L. Steward, of the
U. of A. law course, and
his classmate, Bill Herring,
visited here Saturday, en
route to a hunting trip.
Mr. Steward is a brother
of Dr. Steward.
Mr. and Mrs. Eaton, ac
companied by Mrs. Dr.
Steward, spent Thursday
at the State Fair.
Taking testimony in the
Gila water rights case
starts at Florence Monday.
ditions and prospects as related to
possible loans from the federal in
It was brought out at the meet
ing that there is hope of making
arrangements soon whereby federal
loans may be more readily secureu
by farmers of this valley who can
show good land risks.
Among those from Casa Grande
at the meeting w-ere K. K. Henness
county farm agent, Mr. F. W. Bush
ier, secretary of the local farm loan
association; W. B. Keen, chamber
of commerce, Robert Denton, coun
ty supervisor, H. G. White, local
real estate dealer, George Burgess,
prssident of the local farm loan as
sociation and A. Peters Casa
The Modern Store, J.
M. Haddad, proprietor,
opened for business in the
new Denham block, this
week. The store is con
ducted by Mr. Haddad’s
sons C. H. and Mike. The
boys have been many years
in business and the store|
carries a high quality sel-
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On Armistice Day A. J. Dunnaway went hunting in
the Catalinas and secured a 3-point buck.
Tuesday O. L. Patterson, and wife, and Mr. and Mrs.
S. W. Bates, motored to the Coolidge and Roosevelt dams.
S. W. Bates recently purchased the Patterson home
in North Coolidge.
P. Wimberley, of Douglas, agent for Stock Bros, nur
seryy in Louisana, Missouri, was a visitor here Thursday.
This nursery is said to be the largest in the world.
Sam Denham, Jr., of the Coolidge Drug company,
spent Tuesday and Wednesday at the capitol city taking
in the state fair.
Headed for the Teachers Institute and Home coming
reception at Tempe Harry Culbert left Thursday night.
G. L. Briggs, a new arrival with the U. S. Indian Ser
vice force, has rented an apartment recently fitted up by
Samuel Denham back of the Denham block. Mr. Briggs
secured the apartment for his family.
A. C. Kincade and Ray Moore, connected with the oil
in 7 firce operating on the Tucson-Phoenix Highway, who
have been guests at the San Carlos Hotel, returned to their
Los Angeles homes Tuesday morning.
HAS A MEMBERSHIP LEAD
The William David Hood post of
CcoiFdge, one of the youngest in the
j state department of the American
Legion, Id all other Arizona posts
to the wire in equalling its 1930
membership in the 1931 drive The
Hood post signed its 32nd 1931
member Wednesday as against 31
for 1930 and as a result heads the
list of 100 per cent posts in Ari-
“PUBLISHED AND PRINTED AT HOME”
COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1930
l Frank Pinkley, superin
-1 tendent of southwest mon
uments, departed last Sat
urday for Washington,
D. C., to attend a confer
ence of National Park
DR. VAN BERGEN
During the early part of
, this week Dr. Van Bergen,
of the Van Bergen explor
ation expedition, and Ar
thur Woodward, curator of
history at the Los Angeles
museum, were visitors at
the Casa Grande Ruins, to
inspect the excavation
work which has been re
sumed by the force of men
under Irwin Hayden. In
teresting discoveries were
made by the excavators
last fall, winter and
ection of ladies’ men’s and
children’s wearables. In
selecting Coolidge to es
tablish a business the
Haddads were governed
by the bright future in
store for this valley.
zona. The organisation also will
be given a “most distinguished se'r
i vice” citation by national head
quartrs for having obtained its 1930
total by midnight of Armistice day.
John Pruitt post at Ray was the
only one in Arizona to gain this
distinction a year ago. Several
other posts, however, are well un
dr way with membership drives
and it is expected that others will
, be cited by national headquarters
‘for “most distinguished srvice.”
BUILDING OFFICE AND HOUSE
Dr. F. P. Glover, chiropractor, has secured offices in
a new building being constructed on Harding avenue, jusl
off of Main street. The doctor’s family will join him later
The doctor is having the building constructed for his busi
ness. He is having a two-room dwelling built in Nortl
Coolidge. , . . . •
C. PENNEY HEAD VISITS HERE
P. C. Pison, wife and son, of Globe, visited here Wed
nesday. Mr. Pison is head of the J. C. Penny Co., which
has stores scattered throughout Arizona.
8000 PLANTS RECEIVED
Mrs. William Boyer Thompson, of New York city, was
elected to the Directorate of the William Boyer Thompson
Southwestern Arboretum at a meeting held in Superior
Wednesday. Mrs. Thompson announced that she would
carry out plans of the late Colonel Thompson and continue
policies established by him in founding the institution.
F. G. Crider, is superintendent of the Arboretum, also one
of the directors, in conducting experiments to increase the
number of forage plants in Arizona. Since the starting
of the arboretum more than 8,000 plants for experiment
have been received from all parts of the world.
CHESTS AT KRSJJJONES HOME
Last Saturday Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Jones had as their
guests Mr. and Mrs. David Jones, and Mr. and Mrs. Tho
mas Gill all of Phoenix. These people from the capitol
city were interested in looking the town and surrounding
LOOKING FOR A BUSINESS LOCATION
R. L. Ditmore, and wife of Shawnee, Okla., were re
gistered at the San Carlos Hotel early this week. Mr.
Ditmore is looking for a location for a used car business.
The Ditmores departed for Phoenix Thursday, expecting
to return soon.
LEON NEWELL ELECTED DIRECTOR SAN CARLOS
Leon Nowell was elected to the board of directors of
San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District, at Tuesdays’
election, and will succeed M. T. Clemans on the board be
ginning January Ist. The election of Mr. Nowell came as
a great surprise as his name had been written in on the
ballot by 35 landowners as against 21 for Mr. Clemans.
Mr. Clemans has been president of the district since its or
anization an dhas been a aithful and efficient worker for
the upbuilding of the project. The other members of the
board of directors are S. P. Morgan, of Casa Grande, and
N. W. Kenworthy of Coolide. Which of the three is to
succeed Mr. Clemans as president has not been announc
ed at this time. —Arizona Blade-Tribune.
MEETING OF THE
Coolidge Woman’s Club met in the Banquet room of
Masonic Temple, Thursday P. M. with a good attendance.
On account of the next meeting falling ,on Thanksgiving
Day the time was changed to Nov. 25. The Thanksgiving
dance was changed from Nov.. 27 to Nov. 26. Tickets can
be procured from Mrs. Earl Stephensson on any member
of the club. The following five new members were ini
tiated: Mrs. T. T. Terrell, Mrs. C. C. Hamilton, Mrs. Rob
ert Cochran, Mrs. Olin J. McCleery, Mrs. J. Bergun.
An interesting talk on library week wass given bv
Mrs. T. T. Terrell, each member was asked to check out
and read one book during that time.
Five dollars was voted toward the fund being raised
by the Fine Arts department of the Arizona Federation of
j Womens Clubs for the purchasse of pictures by Arizona
artists to be used as circulating exhibits.
Mrs. N. W. Bollin had charge of the program for the!
afternon which consisted of roll call with response as to
flowers, what kind, where and when to plant them. Many
: interesting answers wtre given.
Mrs. R. J. Jones, Mrs. Asa Gardner and Mrs. D. S.
Davjs were hostesses.
OLD GOLD MINE
BROUGHT TO LITE
The old Mammon mining pro
perty 25 miles south of Casa Grande
from which is said that $40,000.00
1 ; wor h of gold was once taken, but
,t which has been idle and abandon
. ed for many years is once again the
scene of activity. ,
A. R. Anderson of Phoenix, has
h taken a lease on the property and
• now has a force of men at work on
it under ihe direction of J. Rogers,
experienced mining man, prepar
ing to put the mine again into pro
A Huntington mill has been pur
j chased and pan of it is already on
mu cm APPOINTED
Mark Twain Clftians of Florence
• has been appointed a member of
! he state fair commission, accord
i ing to announcement made by
. lov. John C. Phillips.
Mr Clemans fills the place on the
' commission made vacan by the
I resignation of P. D. Overfield some
time ago to accept the secretary
ship of the commission.
WORK ON BRIDCE !
Construction work on the bridge
! across the Salt River at Tempe, on
| Highway No. 80 is 40 per cent com- ;
pleted, according to he touring de- ;
partment of the Arizona Automo- j
bile association, and the bridgge is !
scheduled for completion nex. July. |
It will have a width of 3G feet, !
with two five foot pedestrian lanes: ij
This wid.h will permit four auto-j j
mobiles to pass abreast and the 1 1
sidewalks will afford a much great- |j
er degree of safty to pedestrians j j
ban the bridge now in use. All <
piers are complete with the excep-!!
tion of pier No. 9 on which some,;
delay has been encountered due to j
necessity of going to extra dep.h ■
for footings. ] <
There are to be 10 arches with |
two ribs per arch and a 140 foot |
span. When completed, this will j
be one of the most beautiful struc- j I
tures in the state. It is a fderal I
aid project and the approximate |!
cost will be $440,000. It will pro
vide a greatly needed improvement >
o Highway No. 80 for |he old £
bridge has been inadequate to meet %
the greatly increasing traffic over >
this popular highway. f
SCHOOL TEACHER STORE KEEPER
C. H. Haddad, who with his brother, M. Haddad, con
ducts the Modern Store opened this week in the Denham
block, is a graduate of the Arizona State Teacher’s College
at Tempe. The young man autoed to Superior Thursday
evening to take his sister, a teacher for many years in Su
perior, and two other teachers to attend the Teacher’s Ins
titute and Annual Home Coming reception Saturday.
BIBLE LECTURE AT LEGION HALL
A bible lecture by Mr. Lees will be given at the Legion
Hall, Sunday evening, Nov. 16th, at 7:30. The subject
1 selected is “The Kingdom of God, Where is it to be set up,
in Heaven or upon earth. The lecture is given under the
auspices of the Christadelphian Church, of Pomona, Cali
fornia. All are cordially invited. No collection will be
Advertising the Best
Valley on Earth
the ground, and a pump has been
installed on the w r ell drilled more
than thirty years ago. Several
small shipments have been made
to Hayden, in ihe nature of sam
pling tests, and the results are re
ported as satisfactory by Anderson.
The Mammon is the property 0 f
Mrs. Hulda Elliot, whose husband
and uncle owned and operated it
in their life time. It is a gold pro
perty with small quartz veins in
schis', and the gold is free in the
quartz. A twenty stamp mill was
built on the mine many years ago
when it is reported that the $40,000
was taken out....Casa Grande Dis
Mr. Clemans came to Phoenix
Saturday following his appoin -
ment to take up his duties during
the fair as a member of the com
mission. His appointment is for
he remainder of the term of Mr.
Overfield which expires January 5,
1031. Other mmbers of the fair
commission are J. E. Thompson,
Phoenix, chairman, and W. Val de
Camp of Jerome.
I TOMORROW LAST DAY j
AT STATE FAIR
I* Eigh to twelve horse races' !|
Breath-taking auto races on
Saturday, November 15. ]j
Fifteen., exposition., build- j
ings filled with Arizona prod- j!
A mile of gli tering amuse
ment attractions. <!
Daily concerts by the Uni
versity of Arizona band
j Sixteenth annual Arizona J;
I; art exhibit. j[
!; Third annual Arizona flow- ;■
|| er show.
Million dollar parade., of <!
livestock on Friday, Novem- s
jj ber 14.
Greatest mirc-al exhibit l|
<! in the world. 5
1! Native ceremonial dances
by Arizona Indians on Wed- '/
I; nesday. 5
!; Free vaudeville acts daily J>
J; in front of the grandstand. «>
]| First Arizona showing of■!
;> beef cattle in carloads. <!
Farm women’s display! of !)
;! canned fruits, meas, jams !|
<! Vocational and educational J;
<! exhibits by Arizona school ]|
J| A “corral” and “chuck wa- £
gon” for cattlemen.
]; And a hundred-and-one o‘h- j>
J> er attractions to hold you !|
h spellbound for six full days.
s The fair opens next Mon
! day, November 10, and closes ![
| Saturday, November 15. 7
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