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Gateway to Mexico VOL. 22—NO. 6 Work Begins Next Week On $256,000 Sonoita-Cochise County Line Grading And Drainage Road Project Work on the grading and drain age of 13 miles of road from Son oita to the Cochise county line, the only unpaved stretch between Nogales and Bisbee, is slated to New Rotary President i * > - *'• > • ' • . i JAMES V. ROBINS R. C. BLABON Mayor James V. Robins will be come president of the Nogales Ro tary Club tonight. R. C. Blabon, who has been presi dent the past year, will turn the gavel over to the new president at the conclusion of tonight’s meeting which is to be held in Patagonia, starting at 8 o’clock. Both Rotarians and Rotaryanns are to attend this evening’s session which will be preceded by a dinner party at the Patagonia Woman’s Club, with Raymond Earhart and Robert Bergier acting as co-chair men. Mr. Robins said yesterday that he would appoint his committees for the 1946-47 year between tonight and next meeting July 5. 1Z LOCAL RODEOS As Seen And Heard By RED MYRICK There hasn’t been much doing on rodeos lately. Willcox had a two day show the past week-end. Could n’t make it myself but from all re ports it was a good one. Cm the 4th of July there will be several shows in the northern part of the state but only one down here. Rich and Norman Hale are having a good little show at the old Farrell Ranch, 10 miles east of Patagonia. This show starts at 1:30 p.m., ad mission SI.OO, plus tax. Cme feature of the show will be a matched horse race. Calf roping, bull riding and team roping will be on the program so it should be a good show. I’ll be seeing you there. —RED. Noonan Collector Os Customs At San Diego Robert E. Noonan has been ap pointed collector of customs at the port of San Diego by a commission dated April 11, 1946, and took over his new duties June 1, the office of the collector of customs at Nogales was advised this week. Clifford W. Pollock has been act ing as collector at San Diego. MANY HAPPY RETURNS A. W. Lohn, 30 on June 11. Mrs. Anna Noon, June 27. Miss Emma Hernandez, June 23. NOGALES’ HOME NEWSPAPER . . . PUBLISHED WHERE TWO NATIONS MEET IFloaales 11 ntentat ; ,c:al get under way next week. Headed by Thomas B. Gilbert, project engineer, an engineering corps of eight men arrived at Son oita this week. The Nathan Moore Construction Company of San Diego has the con tract for the job and Mr. Moore, head of the company, is expected to arrive the first of the week. All persons interested in getting work on the project should register with the U. S. Employment Service on Grand avenue, this city. Cost of the job is to be $256,000. Funds for paving the 13 miles, which is to be another project and to cost about $350,000, are provided for in the new 1946-47 budget of the Arizona Highway Department. A portion of the road will be re routed. It will go straight ahead northeast for about eight miles from the intersection of the Tucson- Sonoita highway near the county fair grounds to the vicinity of the Starr King Ranch where it will join the present road. 4th Os July Rodeo At Farrell Ranch Sponsored by Rich and Norman Hale, the annual Fourth of July rodeo at the old Farrell ranch, 10 miles east of Patagonia, will be held Thursday, starting at 1:30 p. m. . There will be matched horse races, calf roping, team roping and bull riding. Former Nogalian Meets Local Boy In New York A letter received Wednesday by the Nogales International from Miss Sadye Daniels, formerly of Nogales, now a resident of New York City, said she saw Buddy Chatham, U. S. Navy, son of Assistant Collector of Customs and Mrs. H. R. Chatham, in New York last Sunday. Her letter read: “I went to the Grand Central Station last night to meet the Green Mountain Express. My sister Ruth was coming in and a young sailor crept under the rope where I was standing. I couldn’t believe my eyes but it was Buddy Chatham who had been up to Ver mont for the weekend. “He was in the same car my sister was in, so we took him and a boy who met him out to dinner. They were taken to Times Square and then to the Pennsylvania station where they left for Philadelphia. Buddy promised to come for a day so we can show him Coney Island and anything else to see. “I saw an Arizona car on 42nd street last week but it passed so quickly didn’t see if anyone I knew was in it.” i In New York, Miss Daniels is em ployed by the Veterans Administra tion. She was with the customs service at Nogales for about 22 years until April 1945. Candidate For State Treasurer Visitor Here Campaigning for the Democratic nomination for State Treasurer, Ed win Thomas Williams, Jr., of Phoe nix was here Saturday. Williams was born in Douglas Sept. 3, 1903, and educated at Doug las and the University of Arizona He has been employed by the El Paso & Southwestern and Southern Pacific Railroads since 1923, and has held responsible positions with the Southern Pacific such as cashier, accountant, stationmaster and at the present time chief clerk at Phoenix. Prior to working for the railroads, he was employed as mail carrier in Douglas and also as conventor ; puncher at Calumet & Arizona and Copper Queen Smelters at Douglas. While working for the Southern Pacific he has worked in and owned property in Douglas, Tucson, Yuma and Phoenix. He is married and has one daugh ter in grade school in Phoenix, one step - daughter attending Tempe State College and two daughters by a former marriage in high school at Escondido, California. He is a member of the Brother hood of Railway Clerks (23 years), Elks, Masonic and Eagles lodges. Previous political activities: Pre cinct committeeman of Yuma Coun ty and presidential elector in 1944. NOGALES, ARIZ., FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1946 Hickerson Campaigning By Air mm Carl W. Hickerson of Prescott is shown in the above picture with an Aeronca plane in which he is making a tour of Arizona in his campaign for the Democratic nomination for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. He served in the recent war as a pilot. He is believed to be the only Arizona candidate piloting his own plane in the present campaign. Hickerson arrived at Nogales■ Tuesday and left Wednesday for Douglas and Bisbee. Annual American Legion Convention At Bisbee July 4 To 6; 58 Arizona Posts To Be Represented Delegates from 58 Arizona posts of the American Legion will attend the organization’s annual state con vention to be held in Bisbee from July 4 to 6. H. Dudley Swim, Twin Falls, Ida., national vice commander of the Legion, heads the list of speakers who will address the convention. Luke-Greenway Post, of Phoenix, with a current membership of about 4.300, will send the largest delega tion to the conclave—Bß delegates. The Forty-and-Eight will hold its annual meeting at the same time, and so will the women’s auxiliaries of both organizations. Sen. E. W. McFarland, Governor Osborn and Congressmen John R. Murdock and Richard R. Harless are also scheduled to speak. Arrangements for the convention are being made by State Sen. Dan Angius, Bisbee, convention chair man. Delegates will elect officers to Hickerson Here On Campaign Tour Piloting an Aeronca plane, Carl W. Hickerson of Prescott, candidate for the Democratic nomination for State Superintendent of Public In struction, arrived here Tuesday and left Wednesday for Bisbee, Douglas and Globe. Hickerson, former county school superintendent of Yavapai County, I and former county Democratic chairman of that county, was a heavy bomber pilot in the recent war, serving first with the Royal Canadian Airforce three and one half years in the Atlantic and later one and one-half years with the U. S. Airforces in the Pacific, receiving his discharge in September 1945. He piloted B-17’s and B-24’s. Born in Oklahoma, Hickerson has been a resident of Arizona since 1923 and in asking the people of Arizona to place him at the head of the State’s Schools, Mr. Hickerson proposes to sincerely seek the as sistance and counsel of the many outstanding educators in our state, to the end that Arizona’s children may profit from an over-all pro gram founded on the combined ex perience, knowledge and vision of our foremost authorities in academ ic and vocational fields. ——'^TTCT! THE NEW LOS ANGELES STATLER. hoped for completion by 1948, is to have 1400 rooms and cost 818.000.000. Executives of Hotel Statler Company, Inc., saluted the future of the West in announcing their plans to build this beautiful structure. head the state organization for the coming year. Clarence H. Burnett, Maricopa County deputy sheriff; is the only candidate in the field for state com mander at the moment, it was said. In addition, delegates will map plans for sending a delegation to the annual national convention of the Legion, which will open in San Francisco. Sept. 30. ** •' ”-m w M mSm Jll^ Following 21 months in the ser vice, S 1/c Richard U. Murrietta, 19, received his discharge from the Navy at Terminal Island, San Ped ro, June 17. He is a son of S. M. Murrietta, 45 Camp Little, and is a former student of Nogales High School. He was overseas 14 months and served on the U.S.S. Houston LBl. Picture Os Local Boy In Medical Journal A picture of Harry Lowe, son of Sheriff and Mrs. J. J. Lowe, appeared in a Fleischmann Yeast Company bread advertisement in a recent edition of the American Medical Association’s medical jour nal. Young Lowe is studying medicine at John Hopkins University in Bal timore and now beginning his sec ond year. He has been awarded two scholarships, the first for S4OO and the other for S6OO. London Gir! To Marry Duane Bird, Jr. Miss June Seabrook of London is arriving in New York by plane on July 22 to wed Duane Bird, Jr., son of Attorney Duane Bird of Nogales. The bridegroom-to-be, who has been attending the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, arrived home this week. The wedding is the culmination of a romance which began while the young man was stationed with the Army in England. Picnic, Dance, On Program For 4th Os July For the first time in many years there is to be a Nogales-sponsored Fourth of July celebration this year. It is being sponsored by the Am vets and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and will consist of a picnic at Blue Heaven near Patagonia all day Thursday and a dance that night at the Montezuma Hotel in Nogales. There will be plenty of ice cream for the children at the picnic. Grand Avenue To Get Additional Lanes The division engineer of the Public Buildings Administration at San Francisco will be detailed to make an investigation and re port so that the necessary allot ment of funds for additional lanes at the Grand avenue garita may be secured as soon as the Congress passes the pending Public Build ings Bill, the collector of customs at the port of Nogales was advised from Washington yesterday. Nogales greatly needs the new lanes account of big increase in traffic into and from Mexico in re cent months. New Barber Shop Opening Here Saturday Nogales is to have a new barber shop. Known as the T & J Barber Shop, it will be opened at 8 o’clock Satur day morning by Tom Stevens and Joe Collier at 219 Grand avenue, | first door north of Stevens’ new | Goodyear store. Collier, who comes to Nogales very highly recommended as a bar ber, is from Tucson where he was connected with the Santa Rita Bar ber Shop. The new shop will have two chairs. Amvets Win First Half Os Softball Season The Amvets with the super pitch- | ing- of A1 “Lefty” Robles cinched the first half of the local night softball league Tuesday night by 'defeating the up-and-down Owlmen before a large crowd. Robles kept the Owlmen scoreless until the last inning, when he walked two men, and Eddie Shan non came up, connecting with a drive to center field, which the fielder misjudged, giving the Owl men their only score of two runs, the final score ending 7 to 2. The second naif will start next week. In the second game Tuesday the Bracker’s Salesmen won their last game of the first half at the expense of the La Villemen. The game was a close contest all the way. Manager j Joe (Lupito) Vasquez used every j man on his roster, getting them ready for the second half, in which he promises that Bracker’s will finish first or second. FIRST HALF ALL STAR SELECTION 1. A. Preciado, 2 b. 2. E. Martan, c. 3. Buc£ Castillo, p. 4. Califa, 1 b. 5. Cagigas, ss. 6. J. Hernandez, 3 b. 7. Pitso Robles, r.s. 8. M. Moreno, r.f. 9. R. Espinoza, c.f. 10. Nino Mendez, l.f. 11. Joe (Lupito) Vasquez, mgr. CUSTOMS OFFICERS TO ATTEND FEDERAL COURT Customs Officers William H. Shane, Irving Lemier, Robert Fain, Bailie Waddell and John A. Preston will attend federal court at Tucson j today. 43 Names From Santa Cruz County, 1613 From Arizona, In Army’s List Os Nearly 310,000 War Casualties The first consolidated listing of Army dead and missing in World War ll—a compilation of the * names of nearly 310,000 men and women who gave their lives in the Nation’s service—was released Wednesday by the W T ar Depart ment. * The list contained the names of *3 from Santa Cruz County, as follows: SANTA CRUZ LIST Fred S. Alford. Jesus P. Alvarez, Frank C. Apostolos, Joe J. Arino, Josiah Bond, Edward Carrillo, Fed erico M. Castillo, Lawrence S. Col lins, Francisco J. Colunga, William M. Cummings. Alfonso Y. Diaz, Rodolfo D. Espinoza, Gilberto C. Estrada, Ray C. Fortner, Jose M. Galindo, Gabriel L. Gallego, Robert Gonzalez, Moises Gonzalez. Wilford T. Heninger, Edward T. Herzig. Ramon M. Lopez, James A. Ma bante, Humberto O. Marquez, Ro bert W. McClure, Jr., Roberto V. Montiel, Carlos O. Peters, Bruce M. Powell, Alex Ramirez, Manuel H. Ramirez, Frank Reed, Harry N. Renshaw, Pedro O. Robles, Francis ca A. Rocha, Alfredo G. Rodriguez, Eugene Santa Cruz, James F. Son, Charles A. Stafford, Allan B. Un derwood. Steven G. Valenzuela, Luis Velasquez, Orral L. Whitehead, D. J. Wooddell, Jr., and Joe Yanez. The list contains the names of 1613 casualties from Arizona. 50 Booklets The list was made up of fifty booklets, one for each state, one for the District of Columbia, and one for the Territories and Possessions of the United States. The Philip pine Commonwealth was not in cluded in the study. An overall death and missing rate of 2.98 per cent from all causes was indicated bv the listing. Os more than 10,000,000 men and women mobilized into the Army between the Presidential declaration of un limited national emergency on May 27, 1941, and the concluding date of the study, January 31, 1946, a total of 307,554 had been killed in action, died of other causes or be came missing, later to be determined dead. In addition, 1,424 persons were still carried as missing on January 31, 1946, bringing the total number of names in the list to 308,- 978. Os the total, 57.1 per cent, num bering 176,432, were listed as killed in action. Other casualty break downs showed that 25,493 (8.25 per cent) died of wounds suffered in combat; 929 (0.3 per cent) died of combat injuries; 85,219 (27.6 per! j cent) died other than in battle, and i j 19.481 (6.3 per cent) were adminis tratively determined to have died, j The missing figure of 1,424 repre- j sented 0.45 per cent of the total. J Most of the persons who were de- \ termined to have died were carried j j for periods of at least one year inj a missing status, and were declared [ dead under Public Law 490, 77th: Congress, after thorough investiga- j tion of each case. In the foreword to the booklets, it was pointed out that the War De partment is extremely reluctant to, hold out hope to next of kin that j any missing persons will be found | alive. It is expected that after a ! reasonable lapse of time and after due investigation, most of these missing cases will be closed with findings of death. The “death rate” in various states (which also includes missing) fol lowed closely the proportions of their contributions to Army strength, although some dislocations were noted, especially in the case of New Mexico, which early in the war suffered heavy casualties in a Na tional Guard unit in the Philip pines. New Mexico, with four tenths of one per cent of the na tion’s population, contributed .43 of one per cent of the Army’s Patagonia To Have Drug Store . Patagonia is to have a drug stor*. It is being opened by Ross Harris and will be known as the Harris Drug Company and will be located next door to the Wilson Market. The store will have as one of its features an up-to-date fountain. No Fireworks Here This Year Chief of Police J. M. Soto, Jr., announced yesterday that no fire works will be permitted in Nogales on the 4th of July. There is a city ordinance against i fireworks, he said, and added that; the cooperation cf every child and parent will be appreciated in en-j forcing the ordinance. j International Trade — The Lifeblood of Nogales FIVE CENTS A COPY strength, and suffered .66 of one per cent of the Army’s total deaths. The state’s death rate in the Army was 4.77 per cent, as compared to the national average of 2.98 per cent. The highest death rate was 5.05 per cent for the District of Colum bia. Other high death rates were ! noted in Montana, with 4.53 per cent; North Dakota, 4.14 per cefll, and Arizona, 4.01 per cent. New York State, with the largest (Turn to Page Ten) Speaks Here Tuesday, July 2 f ernest w. McFarland First political raUy of the 1946 campaign in Santa Cruz County will be held in the Nogales city plaza at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening July 2. | Speaker of the evening will be United States Senator Ernest W. McFarland, now serving his first I term, and who is a candidate for reelection. Senator McFarland, who recently returned to Arizona from Washing ton, is scheduled to arrive in No gales Tuesday morning from Globe j in a plane piloted by Frank Beer of ! Phoenix. | From Nogales the Senator will go to Bisbee Wednesday morning to I attend the annual state convention of the American Legion. Senator McFarland always has an ! interesting message for the folks i of Santa Cruz County and a large ; turnout is expected for his address Jhere Tuesday night. | Rotarios Defeat ! Chaff ant’s | City Employees T?y a score of 17 to 7, the Casino Rotarios’ defeated Nogales. Arizona City Employees in a softball game Wednesday evening at the high school grounds. Walter Noon and Manuel Santa Cruz did the twirling for the city and Memo Cervantes for the Ro tarios. Among stars of the evening were Bill Lowe, Ralph Woodhouse, Daives Karam, Louie Fleischer, Shorty Martinez and Pepe Soto, the latter an expert in sliding to home plate. Managers of the teams were Judge E. L. Chalfant, city em ployees; and Gus Herrscher, Ro tarios. Chalfant left the game in the second inning because there was too much dust, he said. Six Re-Enlist In Army Air Forces T/Sgt. Andy Sanson, local Army Air Forces recruiting officer, an nounced this week that the follow ing men have re-enlisted in the Army Air Forces: Roberto Garcia, Carlos Gonzalez, Francisco Valen zuela, Rafael Jimenez, Edward Morales, Juan Heredia. These men will all go to Davis- Monthan Reid in Tucson for their complete processing and will be assigned there permanently for their enlistment. Sgt. Sanson also announced that all former AAF men can be sta tioned at any one of three fields in Arizona Luke Field, Williams Field, or Davis-Monthan Field. He also announced that June 30 is the deadline for those who wish to re ceive benefits of the family and dependency allotments. These bene fits are good for the entire period of enlistment.