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Amalgamation of Two Great
tions Completed
Will Help States in Selection of
Lands for Settlement by
Returning Soldiers
In Kansas City October 17th
and 18th of this year the Inter
national Irrigation Congress and
the International Dry Farm or
Farm Congress were united in
one resulting in the perpetua
tion of the worlds great clear
ing house the International
Farm Congress
Incorporated and relaunched
with larger possibilities and
greater powers with the new
war work to do thi3 interna
tional organization will accom
plish still greater things we
hope building upon the splendid
accomplishments of the two
whose works in a measure arc
now taken over by the one great
er organization the International
Farm Congress
Alfred C Sieboth Engineer
for Arizona State Land Depart
ment and Hon Andrew Kim
ball Agricultural Agent for the
United States Railroad Adminis
tration Arizona Eastern Rail
road representing Arizona were
In consequence of precaution
against the spread of the Span
ish influenza but one days ses
sion was held the congress dele
gated an executive committee
composed of one from each na
tion and state represented which
completed the work of the con
gress The great Soils Product
Exposition was also called off
entailing great loss to the ex
hibitors as well as the congress
Hon George Albert Smith of
Salt Lake president of the two
merged organizations was chos
en president with Hon Andrew
Kimball of Thatcher Arizona
KurtGreenwald of Denver Col
and E S Benson of Olympia
Wash vice presidents W I
Drummond Chairman of the Ex
ecutive Committee and Chair
man of the Board of Governors
was chosen secretary of the con
The chief object of this greater
organization is along the line of
complying with the recent let
ters by the Secretary of the In
terior of the United States for
the purpose of bringing about a
co ordination of the interests of
the several states in order that
suitable lands for farm homes
may be provided to such of our
soldiers returning from the scene
of war who may desire to settle
for the future To that end the
greater congress is fully pledged
to do everything in its power
acting in accordance with the
federal authorities to bring about
the desired result
It is proposed that the states
supply the land as an opportun
ity of reward for service either
from the public domain or pur
chased lands We may assume
from statements made by na
tional speakers present and from
the general concensus of opinion
from state representatives that
there will be a general co-ordination
between the federal govern
mentand the Beveral states to fur
nish the necessary means for
purchase and equipment for the I
more perfect establishment and I
maintenance of our soldiers on i
the land
The plan is plainly evident to
not only place our boys on the
land at reasonable terms but
also to loan them money on the
deferred payment plan extend
ing possibly over a period of at
least forty years and at a rate of
interest not to exceed 5 per cent
As yet the proposition is to
some extent complex for as
may reasonably be supposed de
tails will have to be worked out
agreeable to local conditions
The feeling is right however
and now is the time to act
While ample means will be pro
vided and lands secured there
will be of course proper safe
guards thrown about the trans
action to see that the returning
soldier boy is properly located and
equipped as Well as instructed
along the lines of home making
that there be no waste of effort
and no speculation the profiteers
being only the boys who have
Bishop of Graham Ward
- Passes Away After a
Short Illness
George Skinner aged 66 years
died at his home in Graham
Monday afternoon October 21
1918 at 100 oclock after a
short illness
Funeral services were held at
the Graham cemetery Wednes
day afternoon at 300 oclock
The speakers were Peter 0 Pet
erson President Andrew Kim
ball John F Nash Joseph H
Larson and Peter McBride All
gave earnest testimony to the
honor and faithfulness of the
There were about fifty people
present scattered about the cem
etery grounds but avoiding close
grouping on account of the pre
vailing influenza
George Skinner was born at
Bristol England July 25 1852
and came with his parents to
America in 1854 remaining in
New York for fourteen years
after which they came to Utah
and settled at Logan This was
a year before the railroad was
finished across the continent
He was married in the Old
Endowment House- at Salt
Lake City in the year 1874 to
Mary Elizabeth Stratton Ten
children were the fruit of this
union nine of whom are still
living as follows Moroni Skin
ner of Safford Jarry J Talley
of Thatcher Rose E Golding
Alice Nulton and Francis M
Skinner of Safford Joseph F
Skinner of Spanish Fork Utah
Elizabeth Coleman of Thatcher
Esther Skjnner of Safford and
Willmyrth Elton of Miami
In the year 1876 he was called
by the Church of Latter dav
Saints to assist in making settle
ments for the Saints in Arizona
and settled on the Little Colo
rado where he remained until
1880 when he came to the Gila
valley arriving in the fall Here
together Jorgerr
sen Andrew Anderson Ueorge
Lake Peter O Peterson and
others he formed the little set
tlement of Graham across the
river north of Safford in which
place he lived until hi3 death
He was ordained bishop of the
Graham ward in 1892 and has
presided over it ever since be
ing at the time of hisMeath the
longest in office of any person in
St Joseph Stake
He filled a mission to the East
ern States 1890 to 1892 being
the first missionary called from
St Joseph Stake During the
nineties he filled three terms in
the Territorial Legislature and
has always been an ardent advo
cate of good government
In 1908 he was called to mourn
the loss of his faithful wife
Mary Elizabeth and remained
single for five years living with
his children at the old home in
Graham He then married Martha
A Matlock who survives him
J 7 Owens for
Supervisor Dist No 1
I have lived in Graham county
for thirty one years
I have been in business for
thirty years in Safford
I have been fairly successful
in business
I think I know what the peo
ple want in the way of Good
Roads and Economy so if you
want an Economical and Busi
ness Administration vote for
me on the 5th day of November
J T Owens
Buy War Savings Stamps
risked their all for the liberty of
the world
Aside from the land settlement
scheme which at present is the
paramount iBsue of our congress
many other vital questions were
considered by the Congress Ex
ecutive Committee
While we will not lose sight of
the accomplishments of the Irri
gation and Dry Farming Con
gress yet only the foundation
stones have been laid so to
speak as compared with the
work at hand comprehended
within the Bcope of the greater
Not only will we be supported
by the several states and various
organizations therein but thru
the Departments of Agriculture
and the Interior and War the
United States will use this con
gress as a means to the great
work contemplated Other na
tions will contribute that through
this cooperation of interests of
peoples and nations the Worlds
Clearing House will serve a
greater purpose
Pgesident Wilson submitted the German pleas for an armistice
and peace to our allies Wednesday night and at the same time he
informed Berlin that there can be no armistice except upon terms
that would make it impossible for Germany to renew hostilities
While consenting to deal further with the present authorities
in Germany the President gives them this warning
If it the United States must deal with the military master
and monarchial autocrats of Germany now or if is likely to have
todeal with them later in regard to the international obligations of
the German Empire it must demand not peace negotiations but
surrender Nothing can be gained by leaving this essential thing
And Causes Serious Break
down in Unit No 1 at
Local Light Plant
A serious breakdown occurred
Saturday evening in Unit No 1
at the light plant -A heavy bolt
holding a connecting rod in place
on the crank shaft having be
come crystalized by heat broke
and the connecting rod came loose
from the crank shaft The rev
olutions of the crank shaft drew
the connecting rod and the piston
to which it was attached into the
crank case battered the piston
into small fragments twisted
and bent the connecting rod and
forced it out through the crank
case of cast iron an inch thick
The company at once tele
graphed to Los Angeles for sup
plies which arrived Wednesday
evening In the meantime the
management seeing that the
unit must lie idle until repairs
should arrive proceeded to over
haul the generator and exciter
and all engine parts in- connec
tion with this unit All were
completely dismantled the cores
and coils of the generator and
exciter were cleaned repaired
and repainted allr the
partsswere trued up and the en
gine given a coat of paint
While Unit JNo 1 has been
idle Unit No 2 which had for
tunately been partially over
hauled in preparation for the
heavy winter service has carried
the night lights much better than
could be expected This unit
which has always been the less
efficient of the two is now car
rying a load beyond which it
was rated when new
Over Two Tons of
Clothing for Belgians
The following letter of thanks
was sent to the several auxiliaries
of Mt Graham Chapter ARC
for their work in collecting re
fugee garments
Mt Graham Chapter A R C
Safford Arizona
October 18 1918
Auxiliary Chairman
I want to take this opportunity
to thank your organization for
your hearty support given in col
lecting refugee garments for the
Belgians Graham county went
over the top 100 per cent Our
quota was for one ton while as a
matter of fact there was shipped
today 4182 pounds
There was contained in the 24
boxes 8311 garments 241 hoods
and caps besides a goodly quan
tity of good stockings and old
Please extend to the citizens
of this county who assisted my
sincere thanks
Very truly yours
T T Swift
Chairman Mt Graham Chapter
Apples for Sale
You can get fine apples at the
Fairview Fruit Farm 1J miles
west of Pima J H MACK
Mrs M P DeWitt who has
been visiting with her daughter
Mrs F H Johns since last
June left yesterday mqrning for
her home in Salt Lake City Utah
The following additional sub
scriptions to the Fourth Liberty
Loan by people of Thatcher were
received since the publication of
the first list in the last issue of
The Guardian
T E Rose
J M Moody w
W W Pace
J D Lee L
Orlando Jolley
George Echols At
J C Phillips
Evans Coleman ii
Chus V Winsor
Lola Shumway
Ernest Shumway
Hlanche Udall j
Lorin Adams
George Goodman i
E E Fuller
L C Cutler A
Walter Fenn
Mrs S E Nichols
Anthon Lee
James H Muxham
W A Ferguson 1
Walter Whitmer AT 6000
Jesse Firdley 6000
Alma Jf Sessions 1UUOU
Dell Curtis 6000
Mrs B E Williamsr 6000
Devisal Ellsworth J 10000
Pete Burrell4 6000
C F Burrell 6000
RoxySims 6000
A 0 Lamoreaux 6000
Katie B Curtis 6000
Delbert Tyler 5000
Rulon Kimball 6000
Mrs E W Layton 6000
Willis Daley t 6000
S C Htywood v 15000
M Mortensen Jr 5000
Orson Nelson a SOOO
Kulon Bowman - 5000
Andrew Kimball 20000
J CBall 10000
Charles Deen 10000
Fred Williams 10000
Arizona Eastern 10000
Total 340000
Graham County
Goes Over the Top
Graham county went away
over the top in the Fourth Lib
erty Loan Only two precincts
fell down on their quotas but
the county went above its quota
by 5980000
The following table gives the
quota and amount subscribed by
each precinct
Quota Raised
Precinct Assigned To Date
Safford 60300 104400
Thatcher 20000 25400
Pima 20000 21000
Solomonville 20000 24850
Bonita - Lompoc -
liuro 8000 9650
Central 5000 6350
Fort Thomas 4600 3900
Klondvke 3500 2400
Geronimo 3600 4600
Eden 2500 3250
Brycet 2000 2350
Hubbard 1600 1600
Lebanon Artesia 1000 1160
Redland 600 1300
Stanley 500 600
Totals 162800 212600
Popular Candidate
for Supervisor
One of the most popular can
didates for county office this
year Is H J Dowdle of Klon
dyke democratic candidate for
supervisor District No 8
Mr Dowdle is a pioneer of
Graham county and has been
engaged for years in the cattle
He has already served the
county as supervisor and made a
splendid record He is a good
business man and believes in a
business administration of the
countys affairs
A vote for H J Dowdle means
a vote for good government
Farmers get your Formalin at
Crandalls Pharmacy 4t
Notice to Subscribers of
The Graham Guardian
New orders direct from the War Industries Board at
Washington instructs all weekly newspapers in the United
States to place all subscriptions on strictly cash paid in ad
vance basis only beginning at once
The Board also orders discontinuance of all free copies
Send your remittance for subscription at once if no
already paid 150 per year
The Graham Guardian
Items of Interest Gathered
by The Guardians
Buy Wjir Savings Stamps
Grover Hoopes who has been
away on a two years mission in
the state of Washington re
turned home this week
Wayne Skousen left last week
for Salt Lake City to join the U
S training school
Lee Chandler made a business
trip to Miami this week
Orvil Larson purchased the
Hotel building and moved his
family there
Charley Curtis and E C Dodge
returned Monday from a three
weeks hunt on Black river
Mr and Mrs Jesse Brimhall
and Mr and Mrs J A Woods
and two children returned Sun
day from a visit with relatives
in Mesa
Onslev Rflneer and twn 1frflt
sons came up from Miami Wed
nesday ior a snort visit
Mrs Dave Guff and Miss
Gladys McBride spent Sunday
visiting in Geronimo
Mr and Mrs Cecil Hoopes re
turned to their home in Miami
after a short visit in the valley
W A Moody of Fort Grant
spent several days in town this
George Damron and family of
Clifton spent two days visiting
relatives in town
Benj Riggs left this week for
his home in Duncan to remain
until school re opens
Miss Bure Naegle left last
Week for a visit at Fort Grant
Benj Blake and Martin Mor
tensen Jr left Wednesday for
a businesstrip over the mountain
Mr and Mrs R M Hanchett
and Mr and Mrs C E Ferrin
returned home Sunday morning
from a two weeks outing over
the mountains
Mr and Mrs Fred Brewer
and little son arrived here from
Douglas Tuesday Mr Brewer
will go to his fathers home on
account of the latters illness
while Mrs Brewer will remain
here with her mother Mrs
Laura Taylor
Misses Eunice and Ula White
received a telegram to come
home on account of the illness
of their father They left Tues
day morning
A orreat manv neonle rmrp nrA
suffering from influenza
Miss Millie Clark is spending a
few days this week at Redland
visiting Miss Gladys Maloy
Willie Teenies arrived herf
Sundav eveninor on a few weeks
furlough from the navy
Miss Blanche Dodge is home
again and at her post of duty in
the telephone office
Miss Madeline Merrill is taking
Miss Venla Birdnos place as
postmistress during Miss Bird-
no s illness with influenza
D H Weech and family are
reported ill with influenza
P H Teeples Max Webb Otto
Marshall Lee Anderson and
ford Ferrincrton returned home
Friday from their hunting trip
Mrs Reese Boyle is again able
to be out after two weeks illness
Mrs R C Dryden will leave
this week for Bisbee where she
will join Dr Dryden
Mr and Mrs Halvie Weech
arrived here this week from
Globe They are both ill with
influenza v
Notice to Consumers
The customers of the Thatcher
Water Co are notified that after
the present month no collections
will be made outside of the com
panys offices at Thatcher or Saf
ford A penalty charge of ten
per cent will be added for dues
not paid on or before the 15th of
each month
In default of payment service
will be discontinued without no
tice after the 20th and 100
charged when water is again
turned to hydrant of consumer
Thatcher Water Co
Territorial Lib
Fully Qualified for Position
of County School Su
Living in the valley since
childhood and taking an active
part in all edu
cational and so
cial activities of
his community
Martin Morten
sen Jr now
seeks the recog
nition and sup
port of his home
people for the
office of County
School Superin
The following statement shows
what Mr Mortensens record has
been in the field of education
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah
SeDt 9 1918
It has been my pleasure to
know Martin Mortensen Jr for
the past four years as a student
ana a teacner ne made an ex
ceptional record as a student in
the Brigham Young University
and was graduated with hcor
After his graduation he was em
ployed as an instructor in this
institution and rendered profes
sional help in the preparation of
He is aman of considerable
initiative and in my judgment
is an up-to-date educator I
would consider any community
fortunate in securing his services
along educational lines as he is
possessed of those qualities that
bespeak permanent success
Geo H Brimhall
President Brigham Young
Mr Mortensen worked his own
way through his four years of
college training and has had
three years of practical experi
ence in school work since his
He seeks the office of countv
school superintendent becaasehev
has made school workhis profes
sion and because he1 sees in it
an opportunity to render valu
able and worthy service to his
As you believe in a rood edu
cation for your boys and girls it
is only consistent and fair that
you support those who have
made the struggle and qualified
themselves to render you the
very best service
Many Farm Loans
Received in Valley
The Secretary of the Safford
National Farm Loan Association
reports that loans in the sum of
49600 were made by the Asso
ciation to the farmers of the Gila
valley during the quarter ending
September 30th
This brings the sum total of
loans closed out through this As
sociation to more than 150000
This figure is indeed gratifying
especially in view of the fact
that the Association has been in
existence but eighteen months
and has grown until now it has
a membership of forty six with
a number of new applications
pending The saving in interest
to these borrowers amounts to
morethan 6000 per annum
enough to buy a small farm each
Frank Luke the Federal Ap
praiser is due to arrive in the
valley within the next week or
ten days and will handle all ap
plications now pending as well
as any new ones received prior
to his arrival so those desiring
to take advantage of cheap
money to farmers will do well to
see the Local Secretary without
Visits Brother He Has
Not Seen for 16 Years
Senator W C McAlister of
Hugo Okla was a visitor for
several days this week at the
home of his brother Judge A G
McAlister whom he has not seen
for sixteen years
Senator McAlister is secretary
of the Oklahoma State Election
Board and spent several days at
Camp Cody on business in con
nection with the soldiers vote
and came here Saturday evening
to spend a few days with his
brother He left Tuesday morn
ing for Oklahoma City
For Sale
Apple boxes at Faulkners
Lumber Yard
J G Morris
Thatcher See
A good truck at big sacrifice
Kirtlands Garage Safford
V4f VSfiM
Big Drive November 11th
to 18th To Raise Sum
of 170500000
For Our Boy at Home and
Over There Fighting for
Our Liberty
Now that the Fourth Liberty
Loan is ut of the way there is
just one more big task for the
American people to provide the
comforts of life for our boys
through the United War Work
John R Mott director trenprnl
of the campaign announces the
total amount sought is at least
170500000 and that the quotas
specified for the six States of
the Southern Military Depart
ment are as follows
Texas 3239500
Arizona 306900
New Mexico 204600
Oklahoma 1619800
Arkansas 869600
Louisiana 1483400
Total for Southern Depart
ment 7723800
The total was fixed by the War
Department and approved by the
president It will be adminis
tered under government direc
tions for the seven recognized
war agencies in this campaign
the Young Mens Christian Asso
ciation the Young Womens
Christian Association the Na
tional Catholic War Councils
Knights of Columbus the Jew
ish Welfare Board the War
Camp Community Service the
American Library -Association
hand the Salvation Army
The amount is the largest
ever asked as a gift from any
people in the history of the
world said Dr Mott Viewed
as a total it seems gigantic but
divide it by the four million men
who will be under arms in our
army and navy during the period
it is expected to cover and you
will find that it means less than
fifteen cents a day per man he
said Surely there is no father
or mother or friend of a soldier
in this great country who will
say that fifteen cents a day is
too much to spend on his church
or his home over there and his
library his theatre and his club
The president summed up
the whole appeal in a recent let
ter in which he spoke of the
work of these seven great agen
cies as of vital military import
ance He had in mind the fact
their activities are largely re
sponsible for the maintenance of
the splendid morale of our forces
There has never been in his
tory so spectacular an example
of the supreme of the morale as
is now being presented on the
Western front The forces that
confront each other are not wide
ly dissimilar in numbers or equip
ment yet one army is constantly
withdrawing and the other ir
resistibly moving forward The
difference is spelled in that single
word morale
Napoleon said that morale is
another factor in War as three to
one General Pershing in a re
cent letter commenting on the
work of these agencies quoted
with approval the statement of
one of his colonels who said
Give me nine men who have a
hut to spend their evenings in
and I will have a better fighting
force than ten would be with
out it
If it is worth twenty four
billion dollars to keep our boys
under arms next year surely it
is worth a hundred and seventy
million and more to add ten
per cent to their fighting edge
to bring victory ten per cent
This is the appeal of seven
United War Work agencies of
America and particularly to those
four million homes where service
flags fly and we know what
Americas answer will be
The Tent Photographer
Announces that he will be open
for business Monday October
28th His motto Good Work
Prompt Service and Reasonable
Prices He guarantees satisfac
tion in all his work Next door
to Byrsdorfers Jewelry Store
Farmers get your Blue Stone
at Crandalls Pharmacy it
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