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Casa Grande Valley Like a Blanket VOLUME FOUR Mrs. Isabella Greenway For Congress Repeal of 18th Amendment Carries by 3 to 1 Vote THE MOTORISTS WHO TAKECHANCES You see them on streets and highways every day, motorists who take chances You see them turning corners at high speeds. Or stealing another car's right of way. Or passing on hills or curves. Or driving on the wrong side of the road. Or cutting in and out of thick traffic. Or coming roaring into the intersections and road junc tions without looking to either side. Or operating at speeds which are obviously higher than are safe under driving condi tions of the moment. And. every once in a while, you see* such a motorist cause an acci dent. Perhaps there is little damage done. Or perhaps a life is lost and valuable proper ty is needlessly destroyed. The [reckless motorist com prises ten percent or less of the driving population. But he causes ninety per cent of the accidents. If the reckless driv- 1 ers simply injured each other it wouldn't be particularly im portant to the rest of us. But they seldom do that, they maim and kill the careful, the compe tent, the prudent. And you , never know who’s going to tie next. This year about thirty thous and people are going to be kill ed because someone was care* j less, reckless, discourteous, I Not one of a thousand of those deaths is really due to an un avoidable accident, an occur ence which is almost as rare as the dodo. They can all be pre vented. And they will be when there is a concerted public drive against those who make places of carnage out of public , highways. EXCHANGE MART IS ORGANIZED IN ARIZ. Organization of an Arizona j Stock Exchange, “to give to the citizens of Arizona a mart where they can trade in local securities and to specialize in mining is sues, thus bringing to Arizona outside capital for development of its mines,” was announced Saturday. Officers of the company are William A. Spera, Los Angeles who has mining interests in Arizona, California and Mexico, president; L. J. Soper, vice-pres ident; Harry Jones, Phoenix mining engineer, second vice president and C. H. Stambaugh, secretary-treasurer. Members of the board of gov ernors are Mr. Spera, Mr. Jones, Mr. Soper, J. R. McDonald, Phoenix, J. B. LeMaster, Phoe nix; J. L. Strahlev, Los Angeles, Mr. Stambaugh, Phoenix, J. B. Zaversack, Phoenix, counsel. The exchange will have offices in the Title and Trust building. --Arizona Republic. /rfV ii Hi/inye I * ©widjQnte FEDERAL HOME OWNERS LOAN CORPORATION Roy Wayland, state manager of the Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation addressed a large audience at the Casa Grande Ruins picnic grounds Wednesday evening. A picnic luncheon was served at 0:30 after which Mr. Way land gave his talk. He explained the method to proceed in securing a loan from the Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation and will soon ap point a local committee to look after applications from Coolidge Applicat ion blanks can be secur ed at the Coolidge Chamber of Com merce headquarters. This will mean much to the Coolidge home owners by being able to get a loan from the gov ernment to save their homes about to be foreclosed or build jing a new one at a low rate of interest. o TAX COLLECTOR PREPARES TO SEND OUT TAX NOTICE Interest at the court house these days is being given to the levying of taxes for the 1933- 1934 tax year. The budget ten-: tatively adopted in July has been published during the past j few weeks and on Monday, at the regular meeting of the board of supervisors opportunity was given for interested persons j to enter protests or make ob jections to it. On Monday the 14th this bud get will be finally adopted by the board and they will meet again one week later to set rates and make the levy for this fiscal year. As soon as the rates are established the work of extend ing the tax-rolls will begin to determine the amount of tax charged to each seperate prop erty owner. When these figures are available the tax-collector will send individual tax notices ito all whose addresses are on file in his office. In an effort to give prompt service in this respect the coun ty treasurer, A. L. Bartlett, who is charged with the duties of tax-collector, is revising his mail ing lists and asking that all property owners make sure that their addresses are filed with him. He asks that each one write his or her [name and ad dress on a postal card and send to him at Florence, suggesting also that in some cases confus ion will be avoided if descrip tion of the property owned is given. He emhasizes the fact that without these addresses notices cannot be sent and ex plains that as tax notices to property owners are not required by law the owner cannot be re leved of penalties when the tax goes delinquent even though he . has not received notice of the levy. “PUBLISHED AND PRINTED AT HOME” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY.•ARIZONA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1933 AMERICAN LEGION GIVING GRAND BALL William David Hood Post of Coolidge will give a grand Cos tume ball at their hall in north Coolidge on Monday Sept. 4th, Labor Day; to which the pub lic is cordially invited. The American Legion of Coolidge have given many dances for the Boy Scouts, School Milk Funds etc. but have never held one for the benefit of William David Hood Post. Owing to the lack of funds in their treasury they feel justified at this time in making an appeal to the general public. Ten percent of the proceeds will be given back to the pub-j lie by the “Free” admission of every tenth ticket holder. Each person is expected to be attired in the regulation costume: Overalls and Aprons. No pains will be spared to make this dance one of the most en joyable affairs ever held in Cool- j idge. Tickets will be on sale; shortly at 75 cents each and I when the solicitor comes around j meet him with a smile, as you may be one of the lucky tenth person. The William Hood Post has; done much for worthy enter prizes in Coolidge. Show your appreciation by giving them a liberal patronage. o— —— A GREAT CONVENIENCE The Pay’n Takit and Davis’ Hardware & Furniture stores have installed a hitching rack and watering trough west of the Pay’ll Takit for the accommo dation of the Indian trade. n. rTsupport URGEDJV MOEUR An appeal that every citizen of the state lend active support to President Roosevelt’s na tional recovery program was made by Governor Moeur in a brief address recently. “We must work unitedly and unselfishly for our common in terests,” Gov. Moeur said. The president’s program must suc ceed. I feel the whole world is to be guided to better times by the campaign against depres sion in the United States. —Ex. icelreamlocial The First Baptist Church of Coolidge held an ice cream social last Friday evening and every one had a delightful time. State President of the B. Y. P. U., Jack Maper, and Mr. Bussell, son of S. S. Bussell, visited here and gave the young people of the church the inside facts of missionary work in Brazil with sterescopical views. There will be baptising at Sacaton next Sunday at 2. p.m. MRS. GREENWAY WINS OYER OPPONENTS 3101 REPEAL CARRIES 3-1 A Light Vote Be ing Polled. M - M * 4 • y - i ,\ >- > f • J Isabella Greenway 29,486 Harlow Akers 7,679 William Coxon 4,810 For repeal 36,11! Against repeal 10,827 The election Tuesday in the Coolidge precinct passed off very quietly. The following citizens donated their services as elec tion officers: A. J. Christenson, J. B. Boone, R. D. Cochran, J. J. Jones, Mrs. B. G. Letzring, Mrs. M. M. Ware. Dan’s Case was thouhtful enough to fur nish free eats to the board. Th ere were 230 votes cast as follows: Mrs. Green way 136 Coxen 52 Akers 25 For repeal 175 Against repeal 39 —o COOLIDGE MAY SOON HAVE BUS SERVICE The Pacific Greyhound bus line are seeking a franchise for the valley towns of Florence, Coolidge and Casa Grande. The Pinal Company which has held a franchise since May 1931 was never operated and were ordered by the Arizona Cor poration Commission to show cause why their franchise should not be revoked. August 9th was the date set for the hearing but we have been unable to learn what was done to give these towns bus service. J. J. Jones spent several days in Phoenix last week on this mat ter. ", '% ■ \ s \ . ♦ STATE PRINTS THE TAX BLANKS Individual return blanks for persons seeking to pay intangi bles taxes, due Aug 15, will be available Friday, it was an nounced by the tax commission E. M. Barry, director of the intangibles tax division, said the blanks could be obtained at banks, county assessors' offices and other public offices as well as from the tax commission. The taxes were originally due August 1. but the commission granted a 15-day extension. The commission also announc ed that all business firms in Arizona must obtain a license to do business by Aug 15, in accordance with the provisions of the privilege-sales tax law. “The tax returns are coming in a little better than we expect ed.” A. I. Frees, director of the division, said, “but the firms are not buying licenses. “They must have a license by August 15 or there is likely to be some penalty.---Phoenix Re public. ITHE MAINPURPOSE OF FARM LEGISLATION In speaking of New York’s Milk Control Board, of which j he is chairman, Charles H. Baldwin said; “The Board will 1 make no real or permanent suc jeoss unless its work has the. effect of bettering and strength- 1 ening the cooperative market ing movement.” That statement could be taken as a motto for all govern mental farm relief activities, whether by the state or the national government. Legisla tion which simply makes the farmer lean on an official bureau and look to it as the solution of j all his problems, would be the enemy, not the friend, of agri cultural progress and stability. Legislation which helps the farmer to help himself and shows him how he can build for the future through his own or ganizations, is the only kind that will produce beneficial re sults. The new farm legislation takes notice of that. Farm leaders and educatives of co-op erative associations had voices in its preparation. Many sug gestions which they offered be fore the first draft of the bill was made, are incorporated in it. Its successful administra tion will depend to a great de-1 gree on their efforts. The old, well-supported co-op j eratives have done wonders in j meeting the problems of de-1 pression, now they are prepar- j ing for the achievements of re covery. And they will be the most important single factor in building and maintaining the agricultural civilization of to- j morrow. JUSTICE TO DESERVNG WORLD WAR VETERANS (Kansas City Star) The decision by President Roosevelt and his advisers on veterans’ affairs to take imme diate steps to review the recent executive order, under which drastic reductions in compensa tion and pensions were to be put into effect, is a wise move. There is no question that th President’s order would have caused much hardship to deserv ing veterans and widows and orphans, and a more careful consideration of the problem un questionably should lead to a prompt change in the ratings. Louis Johnson, nation'll com mander of the American Legion, is to be commended for the quiet but effective manner in which he has worked to bring about reconsideration of the executive order. . He is measuring up to the highest standards of patri otic leadership. A move at this timeto amel iorate the proposed slashes in war connected benefits will do much to block the spread of agi tation among the thousands of veterans, many of whom, in a resentful attitude, would be easi ly persuaded to join in a ‘march’ on Washington. There are going ,to be some, anyway, especially Jchronic bonus deminders and others whose allowances for non service connected disabilities will be removed. Nevertheless the administra tion must continue to resist all i demands for payments that are not deserved while maintaining lan attitude of generosity and helpfulness to those whose suf ferings can actually be traced to war-time service. THE RETUioFSILVER " Silver: 38-1-4 cents per ounce. That quotation probably does not explain much to you. But it means that the poor man’s gold recently touched its high est level since May, 1930. During three long years of depression silver has been on the bargain counter — it’s been offered at fire-sale prices. And that statement, too, explains little until cause and effect are related, until it is expressed in the terms of purchasing power, trade among nations, jobs. The collapse of silver was the principle economic cause of thel decline in world’s trade—a de-1 cline which finally became a rout. More than half the j world’s people saw their pur chasing power drop to less than! half of former levels, and fac tories all over the world, here and in England and Germany and elsewhere, closed because cheap silver had taken their markets from them. Silver is coming back. And that means that prosperity is coming back in a dozen states and a score Qf great industries.. It means that men are going to work, and that great markets, are again going to open. Devoted to Advertising the Best Valley on Earth NUMBER 22J56 VALLEY COTTON GROK ROSY Pinal county cotton growers are now busily engaged in de stroying the cotton on the acreage which they have offered in the cotton acreage reduction plan of the United States De partment of Agriculture. Mr. C. A. Cobb, chief of the cotton Section, Agricultural Ad justment administration, wired K. K. Henness, County Agri cultural agent under date of July 31, that the administra tion had accepted all offeers from this county which had been approved by the County Committee and County Agri cultural Agent. This approval is subject, of course, to clerical correction by the department. Growers whose offers were approved by July 19th are ad vised by K. K. Henness that their offers have been accepted by the Secretary, and that they are now to proceed immediate ly to destroy the crop on the offered acreage. Some emer gency permits have been issued, but this has now been discon tinued, since the secretary has accepted all offers. The grow er may take whatever means he may desire to destroy his cotton crop on the offered acreage, but it must be destroyed beyond hope of growing and making any cotton, One good means of destroying the crop, and one which will help materially in building up the soil, is to plow the crop un der with a turning plow. This will put the land in [excellent shape for fall seeding of alfalfa, and will build up soil fertility. Land owners now have an op portunity of planting part of their soil to alfalfa, which is necessary if our farms are not to become depleted in fertility. Growers are advised to notify the local committee just as soon as they have completed the de struction of their crop. This committee will then appraise the crop, and if it has been sat isfactorily destroyed, they will issue a certificate, which will be sent to Washington. The Agri cultural Adjustment Adminis tration will then issue checks for cash payments, and will al so send the cotton option to the grower. UNITED CHURGH AUXILIARY MEETING TUESDAY Last Tuesday an interesting meeting of the United Church Auxiliary was held at the home of Mrs. A. J. Dunaway with Mrs. D. S. Davis presiding. An instructive program was given on China wiih Mrs. Fred Wuertz in charge. The next meeting will be held in the church on September 12 at 2 o’clock p. m. All members are urged to be present at this meeting.