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Arizona Copper Camp <JIL. .Jam ßt» Volume XI. (HAS. BERGSTROM WEDS FORMER RAY 6IRLJT PHOENIX Word has been received in Ray an nouneing the marriage of Miss Rita Mulverhill of Miami to Mr. Charles Bergstrom of Ray. The ceremony was performed in Phoenix and after the ceremony the bride left for a visit with her parents in Alhambra, Cal. Mr. Bergstrom remained in Phoenix to look after his interests there and later will be joined in Ray by Mrs. pergstrom. Mrs. Bergstrom formerly taught school in Ray, but several years ago accepted a position with the Miami schools which she resigned to become the bride of Mr. Bergstrom. Mr. Bergstrom is one of Ray’s popular young men and is employed in the compressor room of the Ray Consoli dated at Ray. Ray extends to the newly married couple their heartiest congratulations and wish them a long and happy married life., o > FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT PHOENIX FOR RAY CITIZEN The funeral of Mr. John Pagon who died in Ray December 2nd was held in Phoenix, December 7th, from the chapel of A. H. McLellan in Phoenix. Mrs. F. W. Kerr of Los Angeles, daughter of the deceased arrived in time for the services, but Mrs. Ben Brown of Chicago, another daughter, was not able to come. There were a number of beautiful floral offerings, among them being one from the Knights of Pythias and the Dokies, of which orders Mr. Pagon was a member in good stand ing. Messrs. Tom Maloney, Jack Con ners and Mr. and Mrs. Bryant went from Ray to be present at the funeral and Dr. Cocks officiated. After the ceremonies at the chapel interment was made in Greenwood cemetery in Phoenix. Mr. Albert Bryant went from Ray to be present at the funeral and Dr. Cocks officiated. o BAZAAR HELD AT • GUILD HOUSE IS WELL PATRONIZED % The Ladies Guild and Girls Friendly held their bazaar Tuesday, December 7th, at the Guild House. The Ladies Guild occuped one side of the Guild hall, while the Girls Friendly occuped the other side. All of the articles that were sold were donated and a neat sum was obtained by each of the or ganizations, the public responding nobly in their buying of the articles presented. ANNIVERSARY OF ODD FELLOWS IS HAPPY AFFAIR On Monday evening at the K. of P. hall, the Ray branch of the Inde pendent Order of Odd Fellows, in con juncton with the Rebekahs and a host of guests, celebrated the anniversary of the founding of the local branch of the order. An interesting program had been arranged which consisted of a few well delivered words of welcome by Mr. L. K. Davis for the Odd Fellows to all those present. A musical pro gram, which was highly appreciated, ’ was rendered by Mrs. H. Yenawine and Miss Cro. Antoniol, with Mrs. P. E. Wachob at the piano. After a sumptuous banquet, cards and dancing were enjoyed until the wee sma’ hours of the morning. The * >Jazz archestra played the program of for the occasion. All voted the Odd Fellows royal en tertainers and had only one regret, and that was that the anniversary of these good fellow's lodge comes but once a year. o Rumored Mexican Petroleum Co. has closed contract to supply 50,000,- 000 barrels of fuel oil at a highly at tractive price, delivery to be made over a long periofl. If contract was | made, it was probably with British- Mexican Petroleum Co., which will carry on the Mexican Petroleum busi ness in England. This company was formed some time ago, and plans are being carried along rapidly* so that the company will be in position to handle a big business next year. ELLIS IS CHOSEN COMMANDER OF PRUITT POST Monday night the John Pruitt post held it’s annual election of officers and the following members were elected to office for the coming year: Herbert A. Ellis, commander; Gus Larson, vice-commander; E. T. Green, adjutant; W. D. Hopkins, treasurer; Frank Spidel, sergeant-at-arms. Ex ecutive committee: M. V. Eusey, Gus Romo, Chas. H. Tweed, D. Christen sen, Albert Nowlin. Welfare commit tee: Dell Schiell, Chas. Davis, Chas. A. Mac Million. M. V. Eusey, chap lain; E. T. Green, historian. FLOKpOTES Attorneys G. O. Nolan and Thos. D. Derry were transacting legal busi ness here this week. Ted Healy, editor of the Bulletin of Casa Grande, also county fair and im migration commissioner, was transact ing business in town Monday. It is reported that the board of supervisors will appoint Mr. E. H. Doty of this place as fair and immigration com missioner for the next year and that the office will be moved from Casa Grande to Florence. Chas. H. Smith, mining man from Superior, was in town in connection wth a suit he has pending in the superior court. Richard Flemming and H. E. Lay ton, prominent business men of Su perior, are among the jurors in town this week. The board of supervisors met in regular monthly session on Monday, December 6th, to transact the county’s business. E. G. Lavers, president of the First National Bank of Casa Grande, is doing jury duty in the superior court here this week. Attorneys Robert Denton and A. A. Jayne of Casa Grande, were attending to legal business in town this week. Sheriff-elect E. Thurman of Ray was in town Monday. The Pinal County Highway com mission held a regular monthly meet ing this week. Those attending were: J. G. Keating, chairman, of Florence; E. G. Dentzer, secretary, of Superior, and members G. W. Burgess of Cast Grande and E. W. Childs of Mam moth. W. P. Cleihents, president of the Casa Grande Valley bank, was a busi ness visitor in town Monday. A committee from the Ray Cham- 1 ber of Commerce waited upon the board of supervisors and highway commission Tuesday relative to the paving work on Ray street. The com mittee consisted of Mr. Eusey, presi dent of the chamber, and Members J. F. Hou'ston, R. V. Johnson, H. H. Mc- Donald, I. D. Rickerson and C. E. Me- Millin. County Assessor-elect Thad Moore was a county seat visitor on Tuesday. Attorney Geo. P. Stovall had busi ness before the superior court on Tuesday. Among the Phoenix attorneys at tending the session of the superior court are: Judge P. H. Hays, W. L. Barnham, F. H. Swenson and J. C. Jenckes. B. M. Gallagher of the firm of B. M. Gallagher & Co., contractors, of Ray, transacted business in Florence Tues day. i Geo. N. Lobb, Sr., and Geo. N. Lobb, Jr., of Superior, are attending court this week. Official notification has been re ceived that work will be started on the diversion dams across the Gila river above Florence and at Sacaton in the near future. Material is now being assembled by the department of the interior for this work. T. S. Jacobs of Ray attended a spe cial meeting of the Masonic lodge j here last Saturday night. Mr. Carl C. Tisar of Indianapolis, Ind., and family, arrived last week to make their home here. Mr. Tisar will be a partner of C. W. Gorham in the j practice of law. For the past twelve years Mr. Tisar has been practicing law in Milo City, Mont., where he was CLIFTON-FRMLIN HSHVAY THROUGH WARD’S CANYON AFFORDS fell i . EASY ACCESS TO GREENLEE COPPER DISTRICT Fill NEW MEXICO district attorney for several years. Mr. Tisar’s father and mother will also make their home in Florence. On Friday and Saturday of last week about 25 members of the Flor ence Chamber of Commerce made a trip to Chandler, Mesa and Phoenix. All parties making the trip report a good time. Dr. Randall, county health officer, has just returned from a business trip to Los Angeles. John Anneshfsk, prospector and mining man of Casa Grande, was in town Monday and reports that he made quite a gold strike south of Casa Grande last week. Other-people from down in that country have been in since and confirm Mr. Anneshfsk’s report and report the hills full of people staking out claims. Seven people are taking the regular quarterly teachers’ examination in the county school superintendent’s office this week. James G. Wilson of Casa Grande was given his F. C. degree by the local lodge of Masons last Monday night. Lawrence G. Wilson, R. Swanzy and George Curtis came over with Mr. Wilson. Howard M. Snyder of Casa Grande was granted a divorce from Tina Snyder on Tuesday by Judge Baughn. Mr. Snyder went from the court room to the clerk’s office and got a license and was immediately re-married to Miss Stella Wagnpn of Casa Grande. Suits Filed Ray Sullivan vs. Maggie Sullivan. William J. Hutchins vs. Bessie Hutchins. RAY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1950. Phoenix, Dec. 10. —Cne of the most important units of the Arizona state highway from New Mexico to Phoenix is the road from Clifton, county seat of Greenlee county, to -Franklin on the state line. The most important section of this unit is the Ward’s canyon project, completed under the direction of the state highway depart ment last July. This new route gives a short-cut of Clifton over comparatively easy grade and is regarded as one of the cleverest pieces of road location work to be found in the state. The natural gateway to Clifton is Ward's canyon, and this was the route used by the early pioneers and ethers who came later to establish one of the most important mining districts of Arizona. In early days the upkeep of this road was tremendous as every new freshet created considerable dam age and the county was forced to spend huge sums on keeping the road open. To overcome this situation the state highway department, early in its his tory, decided to change the route, and by zig-zagging up the sides of a steep mesa and then dropping down on the other side, constructed a highway which was considered something of an improvement over the old route. However, travel gradually drifted back to the canyon as there was too much up-hill work in going or coming over the other route to suit most drivers. It was plain to the county authorities that the public demanded a good road up the canyon, and ac cordingly a bond issue was floated and a goodly proportion of it alloted to this project, the third to he built out of Clifton for' east-bound travel. The county submitted a location to the state highway department with a request for federal aid. This location contained some nine per cent grade. It was rejected for the reason that the road was too steep, the highway department taking the position that enough unsatisfactory roads had been built out of Clifton, and that this should be the last. The outcome is the present excellent location with a maximum grade of only six per cent. This was secured by R. C. Redd, engi neer for the Greenlee county high way commission, who under agree ment with the state highway depart ment was also made division engineer for the state, an arrangement made possible by the splendid co-operation shown by the county. There still remains some work to be done on the Clifton-Franklin high way. This is confined for the most part to the laying of numerous con crete fords between the top of Ward’s canyon and Duncan and installa tion of permanent concrete structures to replace wooden ones in a state of decay. Continuing westward, the state highway between Clifton and Solo monville is in fair condition. This road has never been surfaced owing to lack of funds, but the improvement will be undertaken at the earliest opportunity. This portion of the road is considered one of the finest scenic drives in the southwest, though its long, but not heavy, grades mitigate against its commercial Y’alue. From Solomonville the state high way continues to Globe, a portion of which route, that between Globe and Rice, has been built and finished by state highway forces acting in co operation with Gila county. The con nection from Globe to Phoenix will be over Gua county’s concrete boulevard to Miami, thence over the famous Apache leap route down Queen creek canyon, now construction by the state, to Superior. When this road is completed the distance be tween Phoenix and Clifton will be cut by some 30 miles. Clifton will be the junction point of another important highway now being constructed by the forest department. This leads northward out of Clifton to Springerville, traversing as varied and picturesque scenery as could be found anywhere. Though this work is piogressing slowly owing to the heavy construction necessary, it is believed that the road will be the first improved highway north and south to form a connection between the two main east and west arteries of travel. The new road in conjuncton with the improvements which have been made by the stale highway department on the Phecnix-Fi anklin line, will be of especial advantage to auto travelers as it opens up a new avenue of in gress to the famous White mountain country, often described as a veritable sportsman’s paradise. o COMPLETE INFORMA TION ON RESERVE CORPS FOR OFFI CERS IS PUBLISHED (Continued from Last Week) Absence for periods in excess of one year may he authorized in cases of officers suitable for'intelligence duty in time of war, whose foreign travel takes the place of other training in preparing them for active service. Officers granted permission to leave the United States should keep the adjutant general informed of their correct address and should promptly report return to the United States. 12. The Act approved June 4, 1920, provides as follows: "Any reserve officer may hold a commission in the National Guard without thereby vacating his re serve commission.” 13. Reserve officers may submit resignations from their commissions at any time, but the acceptance of HAY DIVIDES BASKETBALL HONORS WITH COUNTY SEAT The first basketball games of the season on the local grounds were i played Saturday, December 4, when Ray High met the boys’ and girls’ teams from Florence. The honors were divided equally as to games won, but, at that, there seems to be gen eral satisfaction in Ray over the results. i The Ray girls were no match, either | in size or team work for Florence, i and when the final whistle blew the score was 16 to 2, and many good folks wished they had their two-bits back and were home in a nice warm bed. This wish may even have continued for about ten minutes into the second game, for Florence drew first blood and at one time had a lead of 6 to 3. The first half ended with the score 6 to 6. During the second half Ray made 15 points and Florence 4. What?!!! Yes, that’s right. Total, Ray, 21; Florence, 10. To the spectators, Capt. Easton was a star of the first magnitude. He was lightning, here, there and everywhere. These were the duties of his position. Basketball is a game of team-work and Coach Davis’ three-man defensive as carried out by George Morton, Haywood Womack and Lloyd Antonial was the feature that prevented any thing spectacular on the part of Flor ence. All that was needed to win were a few baskets and Victor Easton, Manuel Verduzeo, George Morton .and Wililam Brewer made them. After the game the High school students entertained the visitors at the Lincoln school building; oyster stew, cakes, daifce and everything. The High school team goes to Miami for a game with the Y. M. C. A., December 10, and with Miami High, December 11. BECEMBeTiHs LAST BAY TO PAY UP INCOME TAX , December 15th is the last day for j the payment of the fourth installment ! of the income and excess profits taxes due this year. To avoid penalty, the tax must be in the offices of collectors I of internal revenue or branch offices by midnight of that date. Inquiries reaching the commissioner of internal revenue indicate a belief that taxpayers have ten days grace on this installment. Such a provision was contained in the 1917 Revenue Act, but was removed by the Revenue Act of 1918. Payment of the fourth installment may he made in cash or by money order or check. The bureau of in ternal revenue urges that whenever possible payment be made by check or money order. This method helps the taxpayer by saving him a trip to the collector’s office and avoids con gestion at the cashier’s window. Check or money order should be made payable to '“Collector of Internal Revenue.” Bills will be sent to taxpayers, but failure to receive a bill does not re lieve the taxpayer of his obligation to pay on time. same is at the discretion of the presi dent. 14. Notice of each change of per manent address should be sent promptly to the adjutant general of the army. If a communication is re ceived from the War Department wrongly addressed, attention should be called to that fact. In all military correspondence it is essential that the name be spelled out in full, spe cial attention being paid to legibility, and that the grade and section in the Officers* Reserve Corps be indicated. P. C. HARRIS, The Adjutant General. September 15, 1920. The above communication is pub lished for the information and guid ance of all concerned. By command of Major General Liggett: L. S. CHAPPELEAR, Adjutant General, Asst, to Corps Area Adjutant. Headquarters Ninth Corps Area, San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 10, 1920. o Dutch government faces loss of 15,- 000,000 guilders on stock of 20,000 tons of potato flour and quantities of American and other foreign wheat purchased to insure breadstuff supply, as result of decline in market price, says cable to Times from The Hague. Number 34