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J. B. ROBINSON FOUND
DEAD IN TUGSON HOTEL J. B. Robinson, 58, influential Nogales businessman, proprietor of Robinson’s Hardware Store, 257 Morley avenue, was found dead in a room at the Pioneer Hotel at 3:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon. A coroner’s inquest was ordered and an autopsy planned to deter mine the cause of death. The body had not been removed from the hotel up to 5:30 p.m., and police at that time said they did not know how long he had been dead. Tucson authorities told the No gales International that Robinson registered at the hotel about 9:30 a. m., last Monday, and that he made a long distance call to phone 30, Nogales, the next day. Phone 30 is the Robinson Hardware Store phone. Following his death, the Tucson police began an investigation and ordered an inquest, the Pima Coun ty sheriff's office advised the No gales International at 5 p.m. The well known Nogalian had been in ill health for the past seven or eight months, suffering from a Legion Radio Show On July 4th To Dramatize Fight For Freedom INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., June 26—, The 171st anniversary of the Declar- : ation of Independence will be dra- j matized in a nationwide 30-minute network radio show by The Ameri- U. S. Tomatoes Arriving At Holm Plant Shipments of Texas and Califor nia tomatoes have been arriving at the Walter Holm & Company’s packing plant on North Grand ave- j ; nue for the past two weeks. The; plant is operating under a summer! schedule with about sixty workers employed. During the winter months, the plant packages tomatoes from Sina loa, Mexico, and distributes them over most of the United States. The plant employs about one hundred workers during the Mexican tomato season. The main plant incorporates 14,- 000 square feet and is of concrete J block construction. The storage . rooms, conditioning rooms, and un loading space, cover an additional 19,000 square feet. The tomatoes are pre-packed in fancy cellophane packages and are , carried to distant points in the large 1 white semi-trailers that are owned by the company. On the return trip, the trucks bring in new ship- , ments for packaging. The plant, the first of its type in , this section of the country, is play- ~ ing a big part in forming of a big- ' ger and better post-war Nogales. Oates Opening Mine West Os Sasabe J. H. Oates, father of Mrs. Walter Holm of this city, was here Friday from El Cobre. 41 miles west of Sasabe, where he is opening up a , copper mine, formerly known as the Copper Prince mine, and where he 1 is now employing about 25 men re timbering the shaft, preparatory to un-watering. The mine has been idle since 1933. ' County Jail Being Remodeled Remodeling of the county court- ' house is being finished this week after three weeks work. The juvenile and women’s section. of the jail has lost its wire screen roof and has been replaced by a! regular plaster roof with three sky- j lights. For many years the jail has been in poor condition and the remodel- 1 ing has brightened its appearance a great deal. NO FIREWORKS IN CORONADO FOREST Forest Ranger Gilbert Sykes said yesterday no fireworks will be al lowed in the Coronado National Forest this year. Orders have been received providing for the punish ment of all violators by a SSOO fine or a year in prison, Sykes said. j MEETS SON IN TUCSON Mrs. Mary Welty motored to Tuc son last night to meet her son, Joe Welty, who was enroute from Bos- , ton to San Francisco. Mr. Welty is j general manager of a Massachusetts ' manufacturing concern. MANY HAPPY RETURNS Miss Evelyn Spiers, June 22. Miss Emma Hernandez, June 22. heart condition. Born in Kiev, Russia, February 11, 1889, Mr. Robinson was a resi dent of Nogales for many years and among his fraternal connections was the Elks Lodge which he joined in this city in 1922. In addition to his hardware store, he had extensive interests in Mexico where he had mining connections and did contracting and road building and handled Standard Oil products. He is survived by his wife who has been in a California sanitarium for several years. She is a sister of Mrs. Jake Rochlin of Nogales. The Robinson home in Nogales is on Marsh Heights at 153 Court street. During his residence here Mr. Robinson made a host of friends, all of whom will be greatly shocked to learn of his death. Funeral services are tentatively set for this afternoon in Tucson, Rabbi Bregor officiating, and burial in Evergreen cemetery, that city. :can Legion on July 4. Entitled “The Spirit of Indepen jdence,” the program will depict the development of human freedom and the growth of free institutions in the United States which have given the American people the finest gov ernment and happiest way of life on earth. The program will originate in Station WOR in New York City with five pick-up points. It will be car ried over the entire coast to coast network of the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. Eas tern Daylight Time, July 4. Five Pick-Up Points • From WOR the program will switch to the following other points: (Turn to Page Eight) Population Os Obregon City 25,000, Says Edge The population of the rapidly growing city of Obregon, Sonora, is now about 25,000 and the Yaqui Valley in which it is located has about 55,000 people, according to Lee Edge of the Utah Construction Company who was here Sunday. Edge predicted that the valley would have a population of 500,000 ten years from now. The Utah company, with which Edge is connected, is building a dam at Hermosillo, canals for the Irriga tion Commission at Los Mochis, canals in the Yaqui Valley, and a gravel road from Obregon to the ocean. Obregon is the last station this way where you have to walk through disinfectant as a precaution against the spread of the hoof and mouth disease epidemic in Mexico, Edge said. New Buses For Nogales, Sonora, Four of the ten new Ford city service buses arrived in Nogales this week for use in Nogales, Sonora. The remaining six buses are expect ed to arrive by the first of Septem ber. The new buses will have a seating capacity of 30 persons and will re place the old Model T and Model A jitneys, in use for many years across the line. The new' bus service will start upon the arrival of the other buses in September and the fare is ex 'pected to remain the same. At pres ent the fare is 20 centavos or about four cents in American money. Mavericks To Honor Percy Stephens i Honoring Percy Stephens, former ly of Nogales, now an agent for the Naval intelligence department in Los Angeles, who will spend tonight here, the Mavericks are holding a special meeting at 7 o'clock this evening on the Harrison ranch W'est of the city. Stephens is enroute East to visit his father. Anniversary of Flag July 4th will be the one hundred and twenty-eighth anniversary of the American flag in its present form. When the flag was adopted, June 14,1777, it had 13 stars and 13 stripes. Thereafter, a star and stripe were added for each additional state. By April, 1819, the stripes totaled 20, and congress ruled that the flag should have 13 stripes, one for each of the original states, but that there should be as many stars as states. This act of congress became ef fective July 4, 1819, hence that day is the birthday of the present flag. With possibilities of the admission ' of additional states, it is possible that the present arrangement of the [ stars may have to be changed. IRogales Internal jnal VOL. 23—NO. 5 Harvesting Os Baca Float Potato Crop Under Way; Total Os About 400 Carloads To Be Shipped The harvesting of the Baca Float potato crop a few miles north of the city on the Tucson road, got under way Wednesday with the expectation of shipping from 10 to 15 carloads a day for the next thirty days—a total of about 400 cars. About 400 pickers have been im ported from various parts of the state to harvest the crop. Beatus Removed To Home In Jund Heights Prominent Man Seriously Injured When. Thrown From Horse William (Bill) Beatus, prominent businessman and operator of the Nogales International Airport, who was seriously injured about 5:30 p. m., Friday when thrown from his horse near his home in Jund Heights, was able to be removed Tuesday evening from St. Joseph’s Hospital to his home. In the accident, which occurred on the same day he returned from an airplane trip to New York, he suffered a basal fracture and con cussion of the brain. According to two Nogales boys, Hughie Chernin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Chernin, and Robert Bristol, son of Mr .and Mrs. Lewis Bristol, who were near the scene of the accident, Beatus was apparently pitched by his horse as he pulled on the reins to slow it down. They found the well liked Nogal ian in a pool of blood, notified Mrs. Beatus and her mother, and physi cians and an ambulance were sum moned and he was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he was in a critical condition Friday night, and where he was attended by Drs. E. C. Houle, Zenas B. Noon, and Lee Milton. His brother, Sigmund Beatus, business man of New York City, arrived Wednesday to be at his bed side. Beatus has been a resident of Nogales for several years and during that time has become known as one of the community’s most public spirited and generous citizens. His many friends hope for a speedy re covery. 25 Acres In Tomatoes Just North Os City A place of interest to many people in this area is a small 25 acre sec tion about five miles north of No gales. The Keim Produce Company is experimenting with the growing of tomatoes in this part of the state. The crop will be ready for harvest in about a month and if the toma toes can get through the hail storms that come with the rainy season, the Santa Cruz River Valley may be come one of the largest tomato pro ducers in Arizona. ROCKET IS POSSIBLE A-BOMB DEFENCE - >: t ‘ '• >' ;• 0 . ' • “V ’ || jS M Hi THE RADIO-CONTROLLED PROJECTILE, pictured here on the launching ramp in the plant where it was manufactured, has under gone successful flight tests in Britain. Named the Stooge, it has an endurance of 40 seconds, a speed of over 500 m:les an hour, and range of about eight miles. The rocket’s accuracy and manoeuver abiiiey lead its P.ritish designers and constructors to consider it a good defence weapon with possibilities, when further developed, against bombers carrying atom bombs. Stooge’s length is 7*/2 ieet, its wing span just under 7 feet, and its weight 73£ pounqg. NOGALES’ HOME NEWSPAPER . . .PUBLISHED WHERE TWO NATIONS MEET It was stated that in a certain 40 acres of land, five hundred 100- pound sacks had been gathered to the acre. In any cowboy’s language that is good farming. The Keim Produce Company is the distributing agent and will ship the potatoes to local and eastern markets. Nogales Horses In July 4 Races In New Mexico Four Nogales horses were shipped Monday to Hollywood, New Mexico, where they will take part in races on July 4th at the Ruidosa track. Two of the four belong to Harry WGlf. They are “Pay Toll” and “Buck Meat.” One, “Southern Rube,” belongs to Wolf and R. G. Michelena, and the other, “Stop Scout,” is owned by Gus Figueroa. “Stop Scout” raced against the famous “Seabiscuit” 10 years ago. Elks To Picnic At Circle Z July 4 Featured by a barbecue at noon, races, baseball, tug of war, singing contest, and swimming, Nogales Elks and their families and friends will spend the 4th of July a week from today picnicking at Circle Z Ranch. It promises to be the biggest event held by the Elks in many years and an attendance of 350 or more per sons is expected. The festivities will begin at 10 a.m. There will be plenty to eat on the grounds and liquid refreshments include lemonade for the kiddies, all furnished by the lodge. Chairman of the committee on arrangements is R. J. Bird and his assistants are Don Dann and Arthur Valdes, Exalted Ruler Lon Bellman said yesterday. Legion Installation Saturday C. H. Russell of Ajo, district com mander of the American Legion, will preside at the installation at 8 o'clock tomorrow night at the Legion Hall of installation of officers re cently elected by Ridge-Igo Post. Among officers to be installed is Lewis Bristol, commander. He suc ceeds Arturo Valenzuela. Mrs . Weage A Great Grandmother Mrs. Gladys Weage became a great grandmother when a son was born on June 15 to her granddaugh ter, Mrs. Patricia Messenger of Salt Lake City. Mrs. Messenger is a daughter of Mrs. Charles Sullivan of Phoenix who is Mrs. Weage's daughter. Mrs. Sullivan is a sister of Governor Sidney P. Osborn’s wife. NOGALES, ARIZ, FRIDAY, JUNE 27,1947 Ancient Ceremony Hopi Indian performing part of the intricate Buffalo Dance cere monial at the Pow-Wow at Flag staff, held each July 4-5-6. The Buffalo Dance is a very ancient ceremony, and was originally planned as a charm for good hunting and bounteous crops. Costumes worn in the ceremon ials at Flagstaff are absolutely authentic. All performers are Indians. . July 1 Set As Deadline For Tax Exemption Claims Monday, July 1, is the final day for veterans and widows to file tax exemption affidavits with the coun ty assessor’s office. State law provides that war veter ans and widows may be granted up to $2,000 exemption of assessed val uations from property taxes, pro vided they meet certain qualifica tions and do not have more than $5,000 assessed property valuation in the state. The war veteran to be eligible must have been a bona fide resident of the state prior to September 1, 1945, and must have seen at least 60 days service followed by an hon orable discharge or equivalent, in any of the following wars, war with Mexico, Civil War, Indian Wars prior to 1900; War with Spain; War with Philippines; China Relief Ex pedition; World War I; or World War 11. A veteran’s widow is en titled to the same exemption until she remarries. Widows are exempted from the time limit prescribed but must be bona fide residents of the state. Thomas H. O’Brien, Mining Leader, Dies PHOENIX, June 26—Thomas H O’Brien of Inspiration, chairman of the board of the Valley National Bank and vice-presdient of the In spiration Consolidated Copper Com pany, died Wednesday in the Cali fornia Hospital, Los Angeles. He was 70 years old. Death came a few days after he was stricken by a heart attack and a stroke that paralyzed his right side. The body will be brought to Phoenix tomorrow for services, time of which has not been set. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Mr. O’Brien had been in good health when he attended a meeting of the bank’s directors here on Tuesday of last week. He left im mediately afterward with his two daughters, Mrs. Aileen Koenig and Mrs. Clark Mason, both of Inspira tion, for a 10-day vacation on the Pacific coast. A native of New York State, Mr. O'Brien’s life for nearly 50 years was intimately entwined with the development of the West’s mineral wealth. He started his mining ca reer when 21 with the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. Hal Prince Back From Michigan Hal Prince, manager of El Rancho de Tumacacori, and wife, are back from a six weeks trip to Michigan. “I never saw so much rain and so much green grass as I saw in Michigan,” Mr. Prince said. Forest Fire In Arivaca District A forest fire which had been burning for two days about six miles j south of Arivaca was put out Tues day afternoon. | The fire was about a mile wide land burned approximately 80 acres. Application Os Tucson Company To Establish Bus Service Here Endorsed By Chamber Os Commerce Application of the Tucson Rapid Transit Company to operate a bus service in Nogales was unanimously approved by the executive commit tee of the Santa Cruz County Cham ber of Commerce Tuesday. The application will be heard at 10 a.m., Monday in Tucson by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Should the permit be granted, the Tucson company would immediately place buses in operation on Morley and Grand avenues from the inter- Don Farrell Killed In Fall From Horse Three hours after he was thrown from a horse late Sunday after noon on the San Rafael Ranch east of Nogales, Donald (Don) A. Farrell, 35, World War II veteran, and member of a prominent pion eer family of this county, died while being brought in the Car roon ambulance to a Nogales hos pitaL The accident was witnessed by his wife, Edith Bergier Farrell, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bergier, who was sitting on a fence watching her husband train horses to rope calves. Farrell was thrown when the horse ran over a calf and in the accident he suffered a broken Vieck. He died in the ambulance before it reached Washington Camp on the trip to Nogales. Besides his wife, Farrell is sur vived by his mother, Mrs. Grace A. (Turn to Page Eight) 8,894 Cross Here In 24 Hour Period A check of incoming traffic from Mexico Sunday showed 8.894 per sons passed through the two gates in a 24-hour period, Chief of Immi gration Herbert Nice said Monday. The total does not necessarily represent different commuters, as a large number posisbly crossed the line two or three times that day, Nice declared. Os the 8,894 persons checked Sun day, Nice revealed about 2,600 were aliens, 575 were U. S. citizens resid ing on the Mexican side, 4,700 U. S. resident-citizens and 1,000 Mexican Nationals living in Nogales, Ariz. 2-Day Rodeo At Kinsley’s July 4 And 5 There will be a two-day rodeo at Kinsley’s on Friday and Saturday, July 4 and 5, starting at 2:30 each day. Baseball games will be played each morning at 10:30 and following the rodeo there will be a dance each night. K . Os C. Mass And Picnic At Lochiel Sunday All Knights of Columbus, Catho lics, friends and guests are urged to come out and be on the grounds before 10 a.m. Sunday for field mass at Lochiel by Father Curtis. The grounds have been cleaned off for the occasion and after the mass is over, everyone will be free to participate in an all day picnic with dinner on the ground, topped by “the pause that refreshes” and cold beer. Come on out, bring your lunch, drinking water, and let’s have a good time in the wide open spaces and see the historical monument of “Marco de Niza.” Last Rites For L. Boedecker Monday Louis Boedecker, 87, of Fairbanks, Ariz., passed away Monday at the Copper Queen Hospital in Bisbee. Boedecker was an uncle of Tom Heady, local cattleman. A week prior to his death, he had been found by Sheriff I. V. Pruitt of Cochise County and a posse who were searching for him after he, was reported lost in the desert. | Funeral services will be held Mon day at 3 p.m. at the Caroon Mor tuary with Rev. Robert E. Tucker officiating. FIVE CENTS A COPY national line to the city limits, J. B. Lee of Tucson, superintendent of operations, said Tuesday. Three or four 25-passenger buses would be brought here and 30-min ute service would be maintained. The fare would be 10 cents, the same rate as is charged in Tucson. o Ted Simpson New Customs Agent Here Accompanied by his wife (Hilde garde Schiller) and daughter, Ted S. Simpson is arriving here from New York City early in July to succeed the late William J. Cruick shank as customs agent in charge at Nogales. They are leaving New York in their car July 1 to drive to this city. They are former residents of No gales. Before her marriage, Mrs. Simpson taught school here. Simpson has been a customs agent in New York for several years. Work Nearing Completion On Holm Pool Work is being completed on the beautiful swimming pool at the horfie of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Holm, 222 Pajarito street. Several con struction companies have been working on the pool and the land scaping is being done by the Nogales Nursery. The Paddock Engineering Com pany of Los Angeles, designers of many Southern California swim ming pools, designed the pool which is “kidney” shaped. The Vinson Construction Company of Phoenix and John Phillips were the con tractors. The pool is equipped with a regu lation spring board, a large under water light, and a single unit filter plant that purifies the same water throughout the year. The pool is finished in aqua blue and brick red tile. It measures 22 by 40 feet and is 914 feet in depth. Next summer the lawn and shrub bery will surround the pool and make it one of the most attractive backyard swimming pools in this part of the state. Fraziers On Trip To Northern Arizona Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Frazier and daughter Martha Ann left Monday on a three months trip to Indian Hot Springs, near Safford, and Greer, Arizona. Mr. Frazier, who is recovering from a nervous breakdown, has been granted a three months leave of absence by the Citizen Auto Stage Company, of which he has been Nogales agent for many years. Legion Team Favored To Win First Half Hopes for the American Legion softball team to land on top in the first half of the softball league soared high this week as two of the top teams —La Ville and Mazon's Market —were spilled from their high chairs twice in a row. In last week’s games the Legion trounced La Ville 8 to 1 behind (Turn to Page Eight) Sale Os Seized Goods Today There will be a sale of seized goods at public auction at the cus toms inspection room. International street and Terrace avenue, at 2 p. m., today. Softball League Standing American Legion 7 3 .700 La Ville de Paris 5 4 .555 Mazon’s Market 5 5 .500 Saldamando Drug .4 4 .444 Nogales Nursery 3 7 .300 TONIGHT’S GAME Saldamando Drug vs. La Ville de Paris. Nogales Nursery vs. American Legion.