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Casa Grande Valley Like a Blanket VOLUME FIVE PETERS PROMISES SQUARE DEAL IE _ MADE SUPERVISOR K. A. Peters, owner of the < tutus Forest Ranch, a guest ranch *ix miles south of Flor ence on the Tucson highway, announced this week that he is a candidate, for county supervi sor from this, the third district, subject to the Ih»iiii>crat pri maries. “I am one tax payer who is trying to do something about it.” he said in an interview yes terday. *T have never sought office before in my life, and am not naturally inclined to public othce, but the only way 1 see to get an administration that will see things from the tax payers' viewpoint is to put tax paying business men into office. “I am not representing any! town or section in the district,! nor any political faction. lam sincerely interested in the wel fare ol the entire county and especially of Casa Grande Val ley, and believe that the wel fare of us all is bound up to gether so that the good of one is the good of all. “I have no political promise* or catch-phrases for luring the] votes. My campaign wdl be a straight-from-the-shoulder pro position from myself to voters who are situated as I am—to whom it is important that ex penses be kept down and that ' the county government be con ducted in an absolutely impar tial manner. “Le» me be correctly under stood.” he said. “I will use ever) means possible to cut ex- j penses, but I have no reference to useful expenditures and fair wages for labor; it is extrava gance that makes our tax bur dens so heavy today, and this must be eliminated. I'nless expenditures, thoughtless ex travagances, and the promotion of jobs for friends—these are at the root of our troubles iu coun ty, state and nation. These thipgs I shall oppose with all iny power if elected.” Mr. Peeere established his guest ranch in C&sa Grande valley six years ago, and has been active in affaire affecting the welfare of this section. He is well know n in Florence, Casa Grande and Coolidge. through his interest in civic undertak ings throughout the valley. BANKHEAD BILL CLAUSE HAS BEEN APPROVED Representative Buck, Dem ocrat, California, chairman of a house agriculture suß-committe reported favorably to the house an amendment to the Bank head cotton control bill design ed to effectuate provisions written into the original bill for xhe purpose of protecting the California and Arizona cotton industries. A similar amendment has been reported 10 the senate. The agriculture department cotton division Is awaiting ac tion on the amendment prior to completing its allocation of the 10,000.000 bale tax exempt pro duction to producing states. There is no department opposi tion to the amendments.—Ar izona Republic. /iTV ii rClhug * THE WASTE BASKET IS GETTING FUEE Ever)’ mail brings forth a j bunch of mail from State Can didates seeking office Their letters contain a mat photo of themselves and about a column or more of their platform, with a statement to be released for publication on a given date. Now if these candidates would release a $15.00 check at the same time they do their an nouncement, they would stand i some show of having it publi-h --ed in the Coolidge Examiner The candidates of Final Co, j come into this office with their announcements and “plank" < down the cash to pay for same i I'' . ; If The Coolidge Examiner ‘ donates advertising it will lx* for home people. The past two; > <-.ir- were -tr**nm»u“ on* * *..r newspaper* and they can t live ; on free advertising. The poli- ( tilion's economy platform is si- i right, but they should not be gin with the publisher. SILVER BLOC IN CONGRESS : The silver bloc in Congress has at last made itself felt in legislation, a ix«*d achievement of both success and failure. It has succeeded* to the extent, that it has obtained a law cm powering the American govern ment to rehabilitate silver val ues. It has failed inasmuch as future activities will be depen dent on the attitude of the President, he is forced to do nothing, unless he wants to. A few weeks ago. Mr. Roose velt started his silver program. It has two phases; The do mestic phaM.* calls for ihe grad ual purchase by the treasury oi 1,300.000,000 ounces of silver agumst which currency will be issued. The foreign phase lies in efforts to obtain world agree ment on silver as a monetary metal. The great question, which is now unanswered, is:, “Will other powers join in bring- j ing silver back?” What the silver advocates want is bimetalism. Their stand has not varied greatly since Bryan carried their ban ner, and went down to defeat before McKinley, upholder of the gold ttandard. Many ob servers are of the opinion that bimetalism, carefully developed can be made to w ork, if all the great financial powers pursue such a policy together. The Administration will seek an ac cord on this, and there will be a great many conferences, a great deal of talking across the seas, before anything definite is agreed upon. Practically ever)' government knows something should be done about money, but there is a vast amount of disagreement as to what. WEDNESDAY BRIDgF CLUB The Club met this week at 9 o’clock in the morning at the home of Mrs. J B. Boone. Three tables were in play. High score was awarded to Mrs. S.A. Hanks and 2nd high to Mrs. L. A. Condit. A delicious lunch at noon ended a pleasant morn ing at Bridge. Those present were mesdames, T. Markham, Dempster, Moody, Butterfield, j Condit, Hanks, Baker, Olney, Burke, O. B. Boone, Hooper and the hostess, Mrs. J. B. 1 Boone. “PUBLISHED AND PRINTED AT HOME” COOLIDGE. PINAL COUNTY'ARIZONA FRIDAY, Jung 15, 1934 | CASA GRANDE NATIONAL j MONUMENT NEWS ms) Mr. J. L. Baehr, janitor at the Ruins, left Monday for the World’s Fair at Chicago, and will also visit his home town, Rockford, 111. before returning home Aug Ist. Mr. Bob Rose left Wednes day for Ax tec and Chaco Na tional Monuments. Mrs. Rose went to Phoenix the same day to visit with friends while her husband is away. Miss Nancy Margaret Pink ley and Mrs. Hugh Miller, l>oth had minor operations pet form ed at the St. Mary’s Ho-pit-d in Tucson Tue.-day morning They are reported doing nicely. Sup’t Frank Pinkley left Thursday for the Navajo Nat l Monument near Kaventa, and other points to maxc official visits. Mr. Rof>crt Cole from Phoe nix arrived Tuesday morning, and will lie employed as clerk for the extra C. C. C. work at the Ruins. Mrs. Charles J. Smith, wife ofSupt. Smith of the Petrified Forest National Monument,,and Mrs. Cooley of Holbrook, were guests at the Monument Wed nesday. Engineer Alt will left Mon day for his home in San Fran cisco; on his return he will be accompanied by his wife and daughter who will reside at the National Monument while Mr. Attwcll is employed there. Carl Thompson accompanied him and will drive one of the cars on the return trip. WEATHER REPORT F. S. Gov. Station at the Casa Grande Rums Date Max. Min. Rain June 8 95 50 “ 9 100 53 “ 10 104 55 “ 11 107 59 " 12 107 59 1 13 105 .58 RURAL AUTO AGENTS SUBJECT_TO_THE CODE Washington.—National Re covery Administration Hugh S. Johnson has ruled that . mem bers of the motor vehicle retail ing trade operating in towns of less than 2,500 were not ex empt from provisions of their codes under the President's ex ecutive order of October 23, ’33, as amend d Mar. 15, 1934. Gen eral Johnson's ruling is as fol lows: The operations of the re tailers of automobiles are not confined to local areas but or dinarily exten over a relative ly w ide area and include a num ber of communities. Persons engaged in the trade of selling motor vehicles at retail cannot be considered as engaged in lo cal retail trade within the mean ing of the Executive order. It lis ruled, therefore, that employ es engaged in the motor vehi cle retail trade are bound by all the provisions of the code of fair competition for the motor vehicle retail trade regardless of the size of the town in which their place of business is locat ed.” SPENCE ANNOUNCES FOR PINAL SHERIFF g ' sci. 1 .•. .. - . A T Spence, Picacho cattle man and rancher, this week made formal announcement of his candidacy for the Demo cratic nomination for the office of sheriff of Pinal county Mr Spence states that his platform is simple, and the voter must be the judge as to whether or not he has the integrity and 1 ability to carry out His promi ses. “Fair and sane enforcement of the law for everyone alike is the first half of my platform.” he said. “The other is equal ly as simple, and that is, hon est, efficient and economical ad ministration of the affairs of the office. ”1 consider the office of Sher iff as one of the most respond-1 ble that is conferred by county government, for efficient and fair administration of the law is the base of all government. We have few unfair laws; it is the unequal application of them as between one person and an other that causes bitterness.! Cu the promise of fairness, and the assurance of economy and efficiency, I ask for the vote of the public. It is on the aver age voter w’ho is interested in these things that I must de pend for support. “In this connection I would! like to say that I positively will not promise any deputy jobs during this campaign; but that if elected will try to the best of my ability to learn the desires of the majority of the people and appoint responsible men in each community whom the ma jority want. 1 1 made sheriff, I shall consider it my duty to frequent a 1 parts of the county and keep in close touch with the law enforcement activities in each community.” Mr. Spence has spent his en tire life in the southwest prin cipally engaged in the occupa tion of cattle man and rancher. His experience as a public offic ial includes four years of ser vice in the Border Patrol and in the immigration service, where he served with credit. During this service he worked in coop eration with law enforcement branches of county, state and federal governments, and be came well acquainted with all the southern part of the state. He lives with his wife and two children at Picacho. Mrs. R. J. Jones returned home from Phoenix Thursday where she had been the past several weeks looking after property matters and visiting friends. ARIZONA CLIMATE HELD : DETERRENTTOSPREAD OF CHILD PARALYSIS Arizona will never have more than mild epidemics of infantile paralysis because of favorable climatic conditions, Dr. George C. Truman, state superintend ent of public healty said. The announcement followed a series of telephone calls to his office in the capitol seeking information relative to the disease. A peculiarity of infantile par alysis, the health officer said, is that the outhrakes occur every four years It is a disease, he said, confined largely to children ;under six years old; hence four years are required aftet one out break to have sufficient children and persons not immune from it for another outbreak. In 1930, Dr. Truman explain ed, there were 29 cases in Arizo na; in 1931, 10 cases; in 1932, 11 cases; in 1933, 15 cases, and so far in 1934, there have been, 28 cases reported. However, taken by months in 1934, there was one case in January, one in ' February, two in March, five in i April, 18 in May, and so far in June only one case. This indi cates, he said, that the peak of the four year recurrence has i been passed and no more cases I may be expected for the year. . The infantile paralysis germ * can’t live in this state because it requires a moist climate, he said;hcnee the outbreaks oc curring in Arizona number but a few cases and are spread over the state. In May of this year when 18 eases were reported, he explained, eight were reported from Gila and six from Merico pa counties, Graham one ease Pinal one case, and Yavapai two casts. j The disease, he said, is spread by Hies and by tinman carriers His advice to persons with young children is “not to visit j other states but to wait until the situation in them is under control -Ex. CLOSE THE RANKS i “Agriculture’s cause can only be won with united, closed ranks,” said Mrs. Mabel D. j A hart of the California Farm Bureau, recently No great battle has yet been won by a mob. Disciplined, organized action alone wins wars.” The comparison of agricul ture’s present fight, to a war, is a happy one. It is a war a gainst chaotic markets, profit less prices, disorganized and outmoded methods and econo mic weapons. The fanner is battling for his financial salva tion, for his place in the sun. In the last few years the farm cooperatives have done much to close the farmers' ranks.; They have made progress in do ing away with sectional feeli/ig and jealousy, in bringing be fore the farmer the fact that all producers, everywhere, have' the same fundamental problems ( the same motives, the samei hopes. They have worked in j the face of great odds, aDd they have not despaired. The cooperative movement must continue to gather strength and momentum. There are openings still left in the ranks, and they must be closed I There are misunderstandings that must be cleared away. And :'t is pleasant to report that every new bulletin from ; the cooperative front shows further battles won. BRICK BUILDING NOW TAKING SHAPE Architect Wells, supervisor of |construction, informs us that I the basement walls and foun dation for the new brick block being erected on corner Main .Si reef and Central Ave. by R- J. Jones, will be finished this week. The brick is expected to arrive this week and brick layers will soon be kept busy. This will be a fine building and a great improvement for! Coolidge, showing the confi dence Mr. Jones has in the future of Coolidge. He has invested his capital in improve ments and has erected several other brick buildings and resi dents in the past few years, which shows that he is confi dent that Coolidge will develope into a thriving city in the near future. Keep your eye on Coolidge! It is going to be the best little j town in the Y’alley in a few' years. "DISARMAMENT BY SUBTERFUGE Recently a bill making the possession of small arms a crime was introduced in Congress. It was badly defeated. Now another bill has appear ed. Its object, as the Ameri can Rifleman expresses it, is “disarm arnent by subterfuge.” I rider it an individual desiring to purchase a pistol or revolver would have to obtain from the Internal Revenue Bureau, a Permit form to which his finger prints and photograph would have to be attached. Rules for administering t he-law would be made by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and there would be no appeal whatsoever from his regulations. He could restrict the sale of small arms to whatever extent lie deemed desirabl *. In brief, public pol icy in this important matter would be entirely dependent up on the views and whims of a single official. This is simply one more ex ample of the ancient effort to isarm the law-abiding public, on the grounds that crime would thus be lessened Experience has shown precisely the oppo site, responsible officials in New York have stated time and again that its rigorous Sullivan law has been an utter failure, and has helped, rather than hindered, the criminal. Similar laws elsewhere have had the same result. What is needed is legistation that will severly punish posses sion of a gun by a person with a criminal record, and that will increase the penalty for crimes committed with the aid of fire arms. At this time a multi tude of publications and organ izations and individuals are seeking to ore vent the passage of this new Congressional bill, knowing that to disarm the honest citizen is to play into the hands of the underworld. “The argument from the re sult of experience is as strong as any. What government ownership may do for us is problematical. What private ownership has done, with gov ernmental encouragement, is history.—C. W. Dustin Devoted to Advertising the Best Valley on Earth NUMBER 11 PRESIDENT SIGNS BILE CANCELLING PROJECT INTEREST Last week President Roose velt signed the bill eliminating interest charge from the San Carlos Project. The bill eliminates interest charge on the project cost total ing $12,770,000 for a period of 45 years. The bill was sponsored by Carl Hayden, United States senator from Arizona, and pilot ed through the honse by Isa bella Greenway, representative in congress from Arizona, and had the active support of Hen ry F. Ashurst, the other sena tor from Arizona. Under the original act, farm ers should have been required to pay approximately $7.25 an acre a year to amortize the pro ject cost in 45 years and pay the interest on the costs of con construction. The interest charges alone would amount to $127.70 an acre during the 45 year period, Senator Hayden told the senate Indian affairs committee. Under the amended bill, can celling interest charges farmers will be required to pay only ap proximately 34.25 an acre a year, $2, for maintenance and i operation and construction. The cost now can be amor tized in 40 years. The cancellation of interest charges will remove the chief objection of the Federal Land Bank at Berkeley to lending of money to San Carlos farmers, it was understood. The project cost $11,000,000 being authorized under the San Carlos act of 1924. It inclndes 50,000 acres of Ineian lands and 50.000 acres of lands owned by the whites. The original act carried a provision for re-payment to the government of costs, plus an interest charge of 4 per cent. REVIVAL MEETINGS The First Baptist Church will begin a Revival Meeting under a large tent, on Main street, next Sunday, June 17, under the leadership of Rev. C. F. Frazier, assisted by his wife and Rev, S. S. Bussell, state secretary. Rev. Frazier has had several years of experience as an Evanglistic-Singer and religious worker. His wife also is an accomplished musician. She will preside at the piano. Rev. Bussell, who has held meetings for us before, needs no introduction to a Coolidge audience. Services will be held each night at eight o’clock. Other services will be an nounced from time to time. Everybody is invited to at tend the services. o —■ BAER DEFEATS CAMERA IN ELEVENTH ROUND Max Baer stopped the Rig Italian in the eleventh round , last night, thereby winning the heavy weight championship. Baer battered the big Italian from start to finish and knock ed his heavy opponent down in every round.