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Entered as second-class matter March 7, 1930, at the post office at Coolidge, Arizona, under the Act of March 3, 1879. C. W. HOOPER Editor and Publisher Advertising rates furnished on application Subscription rates $2.00 per year INVESTIGATING BREAD PRICES The Senate Agriculture Committee asserts that the price of bread has not followed the decline in the price of wheat and flour. Arthur Capper (R) Senator from Kan sas who sponsored the investigation, explained that the item of bread amounts to S9O a year in an average family food budget which aggregates for all foods $374. Al though some people asserts that a few cents more or less in the bread price made little difference, Mr. Capper, said, the annual American bread bill exceeded $1,000,000,000. The General Manager of the Southwestern Co-oper ative Wheat Growers’s Association testified that the price of good bread in Kansas City has not declined in four years, and that in a period in which bread has declined one cent a pound. Wheat, has toppled from a high price of $1.75 a bushel to 65 cents a bushel—The Superior Sun. Twenty-five years is not a long time in life of a nation or a principle, yet that is the brief history of the campaign against the law depriving American women of citizenship when married to aliens. Into the picture steps another champion for the re peal of the statute barring our foreigner married women from voting. This time it is Ruth Bryan Owen, a member of congress, who has taken up “the hatchet” in the cause. The question before the people is, will President Hoover sign on the dotted line? In commenting the question, we are going on record as in favor of the existing statute. We are opposed to our good women taking on foreign titles. If our men folks are not good enough for some of our ultra-aristocrats, then let them go 100 percent alien. America has no place for divided citizenship and wants none of the complications that accompany it. Sure its hard on the children, should there be any, which is seldom. But if our women must marry foreign titles then why shouldn’t they first convert the alien to citizen in America before tying the proverbal but loose knot? If American women want to retain their citizenship, let them remain and uphpld the high standards of Ameri can motherhood. Let them encourage rather than dis courage, the standards of our American womanhood. NOTED HAN CHIEF HARRYSHUPELA DEAD Out on the wind-swept de sert in Northern Arizona re sidents of the ancient Hopi Indian village, Walpi, mourn the death of Harry Shupela, last of a long line of famous Snake chiefs. With his death went mys teries of the famous Hopi dances, secrets and ritualis tic ceremonies of his clan— heralding the beginning of the end of the snake dances at Walpi, greatest of Indian ceremonial dances on Ameri can continent., From the sun-baked mesa on which Walpi stands, Chief Shupela has gone to meet his Maker. Walpi is without a Snake chief. , Now the Hopis must ap point a chief who, according to their traditions, will be eligible. But many of the rituals carried down through the centuries by the clan of which Chief Shupela was a member, are lost to Walpi forever. For a quarter-century Chief Shupela directed Snake dances and ceremon ial dances at Walpi, inherit ing the title of Snake chief at the death of his brother, Snake Chief Ko-pe-li, 25 years ago. Harry was a friend of the white man, although he held steadfastly to his own ideas and tribal customs. Heknew Col. Theodore Roosevelt. Thomas Campbell, General Slucum, Gov. Geo. W. P. Hunt, and a host of other celebrities, artists., writers and scientists. Chief Shupela, who was 55 years old, was one of the first Hopis to seek education in the white man’s schools, and although he learned little in the schools, he spoke very understandable English. He is survived by his wife and five children, three sons and two daughters—but only r '"•other could have suc [• ' A Chief Shu-pela as ~.:akc k es, since the chief- taincy is inherited from the mother’s side of the family.' Harry Shu-pela’s mother, Sa-li-ko, a snake mother, died in 1920. She had be come a Christian before her death. Her father died July 4, 1916, and was the last of the Sun priests, taking with him, as did his wife, many secrets of their respective clans. His surviving relatives are his wife, Mary; his sons, Ralph, Calvin and! Jerome, and his two daughters, Al berta and Polly. Ralph is a student at the Phoenix In dian school. Chief Shu-pela was a steadfast friend of Don Lo renzo Hubbell, noted trader who died several months ago at his rambling hacienda at Ganado. He had posed numerous times for Emry Kopta, sculptor, who spent 10 years on the reservation. He also had been modeled in a number of wonderful oil paintings by Burbank, and had aided scientists from the Smithsonian institute in their studies of his tribe. His death carries an omin ous note —likelihood that the end of the Snake dances at Walpi is not very far off. The Walpi village will appoint a new Snake chief, but he will not have been schooled in the Snake dance work, in the customs and rituals, as was Chief Shu-pela, and Chief Ko-pe-li, and their long line of predecessors.—Ex. o BLACKWATER RURAL ROUTE The rural route is now es tablished at Blackwater and that old time trading post has enjoyed the mail delivery since March 2nd. two days after the removal of the post office. Blackwater is one of the oldest trading posts of the valley having a small settlement, mostly Indians. The Water Users Sub-Station is located at Blackwater which has just recently been finished. Mr. Jack Hennesy, former construction supt. of Water Users, is operator at the Sub-Station. Mr. and Mrs. Hennesy recently ar rived from Steward Moun tain and are now nicely lo • cated there. BOULDER BOOM HITS LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Las Vegas, Nev., March 7 TAP) —What gold was to Bodie, Aurora and Goldfield, silver to Tombstone and oil to Hobbs, Hoover Dam will | be to Las Vegas. This city today is booming, Jand on the desert between Las Vegas and the damsile ; on the Colorado River 21 ; miles away more than a score of tent cities have sprung up almost overnight and certain ly from nothing. Fifty families constitute a tent city on the very brink |of Black Canyon where the dam will be built. They have , but little food and clothing, but it is warm in the canyon and food goes a long way. At present some 500 men are at work on the railroad, I roads, and telephone and telegraph lines which are penetrating the desert to the river for the first time. An aditional 1,500 are expected to be set to work by the suc cessful bidder as soon as the contract has been let by the government for construction of the $100,000,000 dam. But despite the prospects for work int he near future there are already more than two men for every potential jobs waiting between here and the Colorado river. Those already here feel that they have squatters right to any work that may be forthcoming. huchwaterlow IN COOLIDGE DAM With 171,000 acre feet of available water now stored in the San Carlos lake behind Coolidge dam. the water le vel has reached the highest point in the existance of the dam. Rains in the mountains Sunday added to the run-off from the storms of the previ ous week, bringing about 3,000 acre feet to the lake in three days. More benefit from Sunday’s is expected, however, with the beginning of warm weather as the rain turned to snow in the higher regions. The total gain dur ing the week from Wednes day morning to Wednesday morning, was 11,000 acre ft. Various conflicting reports concerning the contents of the dam were carried by the daily papers after last week’s storm, several of the reports indicating that the high mark of last year had been reached several days before it actually was. This was due to the fact that allow ance was not made for the dead storage of about 26,000 acre feet that lies below the penstock.—Phoenix Messen ger. SOUTH DAKOTAN’S WINTERPICNIC The South Dakota asso ciation will hold its annual winter picnic at Hole-in-the- Rock east of Phoenix Sun day, beginning at 2 o’clock. A picnic supper will be served at 5 o’clock with the association furnishing the ice cream and coffee. Mrs. Jesse F. Bagley of Tempe is gen eral chairman and will be as sisted by other former South Dakotans. All former residents of South and North Dakota are invited to bring their picnic suppers and renew old ac quaintances. EGG THROWING CONTEST The egg-throwing contest of Turlock, Calif., to reduce the over-production of eggs, may be a wav out, but with the every day thousand® of ihungry ones, among us re ported bv the Red Cross, other cures for over-pro duction could be easily found that would be a more credi ble way to dispose of Cali fornia hen fruit. THE COOLIDGE EXAMINER HIGH SCHOOLS OF STATE CLASSIFIED All high schools in Ari zona will be notified this week of a recent adoption by the state board of educa tion of a plan to put all state schools under a three-fold classification. The plan was adopted upon the recommen dation of Dr. J. F. Walkre, high school visitor. Under the new classifica tion one group of schools will be known as the North Cen tral Association high schools. Included in this group are the high type of schools that have been able to meet the standards set up by the as sociation. Graduates from these schools are accepted in to freshman standing in any college or university holding North Central Association membership. The second group will be known as class A schools. These will be schools that meet a specified qualifica tion as prepared by the state board. Graduates will be admitted to freshman stand ing in any institution of high er learning in the state of Arizona. The third group or class B schools will include high schools attempting to provide satisfactory education to a small group of students. The graduates of these schools will have full freshman standing in institutions of higher learning within the state if they are recommend ed by their principals. Theboard also passed a re solution the “one and two year high schools will not be recognized or approved by the state board of education, but the state board recom mends to such schools that they follow the course of study and pass examinations for entrance into some near by approved high school.”— Casa Grande Dispatch. CITIZENS MILITARY TRAINING CAMP Proof that the annual Citi zens’ Military Training camp to be held at Camp Little, Nogales, Arizona, July 24th to August 22nd 1931, has the unanimous approval of the thinking young men of the state is seen from the un precedented flood of appli cations which have reached the procuring agencies of the state. Information received , from the Bth Corps Area, states that Arizona is far ahead of other states in the Corps Area in its percentage of enrollment. This camp is unique in that it is an “ARIZONA CAMP FOR ARIZONA BOYS.” Here the state and National Spirit is inculcated in the minds of the outstand ing voung men of every com munity of the state. Here clean sport and training of 1 the team is taught to the com- I ing men who will make Ari zona known in the Sisterhood of States. Here strong bod . ies will be developed to carry I their possessors far in the future accomplishment of . the NATION. ! President Hoover says of . the camps. “They have , made their own place in our k plan of democratic govern > ment and I look with hope . and confidence to their con . tinued and increasing useful i ness.” The quota for Arizona is : not yet filled but if the past i month is a criterion, there • will be few vacancies remain . ing by May Ist. All contact agencies are working at full speed and eligible men are urged to se cure a blank and send it in iat once. Only quick action may avoid possible dis appointment. , j Applicationblanks may be obtained from the County C. M. T. C. chairman or by di rect application to Colonel Charles H. Rutherford, 505 Heard Building, Phoenix, or at Room 236 U. S. Post Office Building, Tucson, or Room 515, Luhrs Building, .Phoenix. MIDWEST BLIZZARDS CAUSES MUCH SUF FERINGJD DEATHS The midwest was visited by a mad March storm Satur day and Sunday which left behind at least 13 deaths. The area was unprepared for the suddeness of the storm and every form of transportation was caught up in the fierce gale winds and blinding snow. Wiscon sin, Michgan, Illinois, lowa, Missouri Indiana found thou sands of autos and motor bus ses almost buried in drifts far from their destinations. Trains were stalled, power lines were ripped from their supports and 20,000 men were detailed to clear tracks and streets. Fully 9,000 offices work ers in Chicago spent the night in downtown hotels. Farmers gave shelter to mo torists until plows cleared through the deep snow. Much suffering was caused by these late severe storms. PAUL J. FEEHAN jj Attorney-at-Law |j Practices in All Courts j! || Letzring Bldg., Coolid'ge jj ij PURE i; j: WHOLESOME RICH . . . ij |j MILK Ij jj Place Your Order WITH ;j Nichols Dairy jj ]! c. E. Nichols, Owner ]| § Great Opportunity % mmmm UAD —1 VJIV wm^m | Home Builders | S COOLIDGE The Fastest’growing townMn southern = ESE v_y Arizona, offers great opportunities to the home seeker. Situated in the fertile Gila Valley with an abundance of water = from the Coolidge dam this thriving city has grown with leaps . and bounds. Investigate and you will be satisfied. For fur- 55 ther information write or call on 55 | THE COOLIDGE DEVELOPMENT CO. I = B. J. JONES, President = P. O. Box 77 Coolidge, Arizona WILBUR VOLIVA SAYS THE GLOBUS FLAT New York, March 6 (AP) —Wilbur Glenn Voli va, owner and overlord of the religious Zion City, 111., presented “proof” today that the earth is flat. Here it is: “If the earth were a globe there would have to be eight inches curvature in the first mile from any given point, 32 inches curvature in tw«* miles, 10 feet curvature i* four miles. The curvatura increases as a square of the distance. In 400 miles the curvature would amount to 20.2 miles. “A ship or train might be able to slide down such a hill, but can you imagine how you would ever get up the other side.” Mr. Voliva is on his way back to Zion City after a trip around the earth. San Carlos Hotel MODERNLY FURNISHED Our Telephone Exchange is for the Accommodation of the Public Coolidge Headquarters for Com mercial Travelers COOLIDGE, - ARIZONA = * * — 1- LANDSCAPING I SPRINKLING SYSTEMS FOR Homes Churches Parks Cemeteries Golf Courses Estates O. M. 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