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Saturday, March 22, 1919 *
won oprosTUNims or IT RIVER VALLEY AND ARIZONA By S. L. Daniels .Mesa, Gera City of the Salt River valley, in the heart of the agricultural district and the geographical centre of the state, is reached by the South ern Pacific and Arizona Eastern Rail roads and by several stage lines. One of these stage lines is known as the Apache Trail, a highway for auto stages from Phoenix to Globe passing the great Roosevelt dam. The inquiry is constantly being made as to what is the chief product of the Salt River Valley, in which Mesa is the industrial centre. The answer to this query is: alfalfa and long staple cotton. Alfalfa is one of the most important crops. It yields five to six cuttings of hay, or if de sired, produces profitable crops of speds and affords two or three months pasturage for stock. During the past season, alfalfa sold for sls to S2O a ton and the cost of production was ffom $3 to $5 per ton. An even larger profit is being realized by farmers who are feeding their alfalfa to live stock, such as hogs, dairy cows, etc. reap a rich harvest of dollars. Cotton Raising Next in importance is the produc tion of long staple cotton. During the season just closed, cotton raising al most jumped to first place. The high est grade cotton grown in the Salt River valley is of the Pima variety. It is used principally to make auto tires, being best adapted for the manu facture of this commodity. Last year (here were 2500 acres planted in Long Staple cotton, while this year the ac reage will exceed 3,500. As stated, the Pima variety of the Egyptian or Arizona long staple cotton is the best grade and commands the highest price of any in the state. The following figures show the actual cost per acre of producing this cotton: Cultivating to time of picking....sls.oo Seed 2.00 Picking at 3%c per lb 65.50 Ginning 16.0(1 Total cost per acre 98.50 * The average yield during 1918 ■was one bale per acre and sold for 69c per pound. Grain Grain production in the Salt Rivet Valley has been a decided success The varieties raised, are mostly bar ley, wheat and oats and some miln maize. The wheat is used locally, llouble farming is carried on here by Bayless Bargains FRIDAY and SATURDAY You can always save money by reading our ads and buying our specials. BUTTER —Mistleto Pure Creamery Butter, per lb SffiEf" i Per Lb 65c HASSAYAI.IPA ) ICI L ' U » Magnolia Coffee Very fine, per lb Aunt Jemima 1 Pancake Flour ■ Avondale Rolled Oats 2 pkgs fcwC Amiours Corn Flakes 1 Aa same size Kellogs • ■ "Wilsons Certified Catsup Large bottle Fancv Seeded Raisins 1 Per pkg IVU In our Fruit and Vegetable Department you can find anything that’s in season. If you lunch down town, try it at our fountain, all pastry served is home-made. WE DELIVER Send your mail orders to our mail order department quick service and satisfaction absolutely guaranteed. Bayless Grocery. First Street and Washington Phones 3645—3591 . ■ 111 * planting milo maize or corn the same season the grain is harvested. This system has enabled the farmers to reap a rich harvest of dollars. Melons Cantaloupes and water melons are grown in large quantities and shipped all over the country. These products bring good prices. From $5 to $7 a crate is paid and they equal in flavor the famou Rocky Ford melons. The melon crop in this valley last year averaged from $l5O to $175 per acre to the farmers. The land in many sections of this valley is well adapted to cantaloupe and melon growing. Vegetables and Fruit Other crops that prove very suc cessful in this valley are beans, peas and an endless variety of other vege tables. Choice fruits, such as oran ges, grape fruit, lemons, citrons, dates pears, figs, olives, peaches, apricots and other varieties, grow in profusion. Poultry and Stock Raising Stock raising is carried on here on a very large scale. Over 50,000 head of beef cattle were shipped to market from this section. There is now over 12,000 head of dairy stock in the val ley and butterfat is bringing a good price at our local creameries. Hogs may be raised in this valley with less danger of disease than elsewhere. The dry atmosphere, warm sun shiny' days is the best destroyer of disease known to stock raisers. Thousands of hogs are in this valley. On one farm alone there are 7,000 hogs and 3,00 brood sows. As for poultry, it seems almost as easy to raise turkeys here as it is to raise chickens. Both turkeys and chickens are raised in this valley and on a very large scale. Geese and ducks also are raised in this section and many are the fortunes that have been made on a small poultry farm. Eggs bring- a good price the year round and there is always a market for young and old chickens. How Much to Start? Many people imagine that it re quires a fortune to buy a farm in Ari zona or even rent one. The amount necessary to begin an independent existence upon an Arizona ranch de pends a good deal upon the individual. His ability as a farmer and the amount ho can cultivate properly. Right here I wish to say that it is necessary for a man to have something to start with. There are men here in the vat j ley, who own their farms and are in I good circumstances who began with practically nothing, but I would not advise any one to attempt such feat in the Salt River valley now. You must either have money or mighty good backing in order to make a successful start in Arizona. Land Values Improved ranch lands can be bought for $125 to SSOO per acre. It all de pends on the location and distance from the city. A ranch of say, 20 to 40 acres, with house and other im provements, will cost from $5,000 to SB,OOO. A man to start on 20 acres should have at least $2,500. This money would be dvided as follow;--: one-half payment on the 20 acres at $175 per acre, $1,750; team, S 300; cow. $100; tools, SIOO. Total, $2,250. What Two Men Did In 1908 Joe Williams and J. J. Har rington purchased a 10-acre vineyard just one block from the Mesa city limits, for $220 per acre. Today, this same vineyard cannot be bought for SSOO per acre. This tract proved to be very productive. In fact the finest grapes in the Salt River valley were gathered from this acreage. They were placed on exhibit in the Cham ber of Commerce at Phoenix in 1917. A year later, or in 1918, the vines were cleared away and the ground planted in long staple cotton. Owing to the presence of grape roots in the ground which prevented a regular stand of cotton, the yield was only about one-fourth. It is the belief of the owners that the yield this year will exceed a bale to the acre, as the soil is very rich. They also have ample water for irrigation, being un der the Roosevelt project. The Gem City Mesa has a modern school system. Four grammar schools with fine build ings and an efficient staff of teachers; a high school with a faculty teaching the various courses of art and com merce, music and science. The col ored children of Mesa are blessed with a privilege that is denied our children in other sections of the state. Thanks to the god Christian gentlemen on the school board, and the excellent citi zenship of Mesa as a whole, we have no separate schools for colored chil dren. We are all Americans here in Mesa, and one hundred per cent at that. As a colored citizen of Mesa who has the welfare of the race at heart, I hope and pray that we will always have this ideal school system in the great city of the great state of Arizona. Colored Population In regard to the colored population of Mesa, will say that in January 1917, only three colored families re sided here and but one of these fam ilies owned their home. Today there are over 15 families living here and two-thirds of this number own their homes. These people have also erec ted a missionary Baptist church with all indebtedness paid; have paid $l5O on the lot which tost S3OO and paid out this year over S2O Ofor pastor’s salary; donated to Home and Foreign missions; helped the poor and have a good Sunday school with a compet ent staff of officers and large atten dance. Quite a neat little sum has been spent by the -.Sunday school for periodicals and other class literature. Taken all in all Mesa is the one bright spot in Arizona where prosperity and opportunity abound. ARE YOUR WAGES GUARANTEED ? ? ? • Laboring men and women, insure your time against sickness and acci dent with the National Casualty Com pany of Detroit, Mich. You are all right when you can work. What about it w-hen you can not work because of sickness or acci dent? You should take no chances by neglecting the interest of your self and family. The great destroyer of our time is, sickness or accident. Some Serious Facts 1. There are 50 doctors to every undertaker. 2. One person is accidentally killed every five minutes. 3. One hundred thirteen persons are accidentally injured to every fire that occurs. 4. Over 30,000,000 people are dis abled by sickness or accident every year in the United States. 5. One out of every ten deaths is due to accident. 6. There is enough sickness each year to average 9 days to each person in the United States. 7. Throe million ill people are continuously in the United States. 8. Some person is accidentally killed or injured evry 3 seconds. 9. One man in every six is acci dentally injured every year. 10. Ninety-nine persons are dis abled by accident or illness to every one that dies. 11. In view of these facts, how can you afford to neglect the interest of yourself and family another day? 12. Working man, how' can you feel safe without some protection for your self and family? 13. Accept these statements as true —for they are true; does not com mon sense suggest the wisdom of in suring your time? 14. Insure your time at once, the very first opportunity you have. 15. Our contracts cover every day THE PHOENIX TRIBUNE—ALWAYS IMPROVING lost by sickness or accident. Why You Need Health and Accident Insurance 1. Because the chances are one to six that you will be accidentally in jured this year. 2. Because you will need additional money w'hen you are sick or injured. 3. Because of the High Cost of Liv ing, it becomes your duty to insure your wages. I would suggest that you see me at once and have a contract written up that will protect you from the loss of your time w'hen sickness or accidents occur. Now, after you have read this advertisement, and you feel the need of such protection, see R. C. Barnett, the General Agent for the National Casualty Co., Detroit, Mich. Office, Hotel Adams. Insure today. Tomorrow may be too late. R. C. Barnett, Adams Hotel, Phoenix. Phone 1049 (Advertisement) o Zinc is ductile between 212 and 302 degrees Fahrenheit, and can then be shaped as required. But when either above or below' these limits it be comes brittle and unpliant, and there fore not adapted for treatment. It melts at about 786 degrees Fahren- Tribune Representatives Winslow Mrs. M. N. Young Prescott Mrs. Dora Rose Flagstaff Mr. Reginald Jackson Sedan, Kan Mrs. AY. E. Youngblood Prairie View, Tex Mrs. Helen 11. Vance El Paso, Tex Rev. AY. M. Green Douglas Rev. G. R. Kirby Yuma—Sonierton Mrs. E. E. Rainwater Bisbce Miss Myrtle Threat Globe-Miami Mrs. AVm. Young Mesa Mr. S. L. Daniels Ajo Rev. Major Jones Chandler Airs. Jack Gray Florence Mr. AVm. Mabry Imperial, Cal Mrs. Edna AT. Adams Ray.... * Air. Archie Lewis Lampasas, Tex .Airs. Phrlea Spriggs Tucson Rev. S. E. Newell We Need More Agents To Handle The Tribune And Can Guarantee $5 a Day to All Workers WRITE FOR TERMS Phoenix Tribune Box 1052 Phoenix, Ariz. Burkley Oil Company In the CENTER OF PRODUCTION at BURKBURNETT, TEX. Block <No. 102 Burkburnett is 3,000 feet wide bv 4,000 feet long-—near the center of this tract BURK LEY HOLDING NUMBER ONE —where active drilling is commencing. The derrick having been completed yesterday. On this Same Block are Located the Following Producing Wells: Marine Number One, Marine Number Two, Helen Elizabeth. Number One, Helen Elizabeth Number Two, Helen Elizabeth Number Three, Helen Elizabeth Number Four, Home Number One, Home Number Two, Adams Engle, Engle, Donohue, Mammoth, Reliable, Clover Leaf. The stocks of these companies are selling at from §250 to $1,500 per share. THE CLOVER LEAF, which came in about ten da vs ago, lias settled to a STEADY PRODUCTION OF ONE THOUSAND BARRELS PER DAY. In such a location —in the known trend of the oil —with no dry wells near—is it reasonable to think that BURKLEY OIL COULD MISS? We offer—SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE, the unsold portion of 15,000 shares at ON E DOL LA R PER S H~A' R E Mr. R. Allyn Lewis, P. O. Box 1025, Phoenix, Arizona __ ,m - R. ALLYN LEWIS Please buy for me shares of Burkley Oil Company at SI.OO per share. Enclosed please find for $ in payment. 4 4t\ LI r.-L»l A... Check, draft, money order 11 J N. 1/0111131 AV€. Name; NOTE: —Subscriptions will be numbered and filled in order of their receipt and over-subscriptions re- Adams Hotel Buiidine t turned. SUBSCRIPTIONS WILL NOT BE PRO-RATED IF OUR ALLOTMENT OVERSUBSCRIBED. P T 3 heit if volatilization is guarded against. A Danville (N. H.) man w'ho be lieves in saving coppers and nickels paid his taxes with $119.55 in buffalo nickels, $ll.BO in old style nickels and $6 in Lincoln cents and Indian bead cents. Buying a buggy, nearly new, at auction, be paid for it in coppers, and he also paid $27 in cents for a purchase made away front home. • o As many as 4,000 dates have been gathered from a single palm. o THE PLAIN TRUTH Somehow or another we have heard more about the high cost and poor quality of children’s clothing this year than ever before. Time w'as when a good pair of children’s shoes would last through the better part of a school year. We know well nigh distracted mothers who are this win ter trying to make a $3.50 pair of children’s shoes last from one pay day to the next. We know how some mothers have worried to keep a pair of 45 cent stockings patched and darned to last from Sunday school to the next Saturday night. This state ment is not overdrawn. The trqtn would reveal perhaps that millions of dollars have been wrung from the pockets of the poor mothers of the land this winter through the purchase of under standard, shoddy shoes and 1 stockings sold at prices that should, j even in these times of high prices, buy j standard articles. If ever the poor j mothers of the land were imposed i upon it has been in this year of our Lord 1919, in the profiteering in shod dy children’s shoes and stockings. We know of one instance where a careful buyer, keeping account of pur chases for two boys, one six and the CLASSIFIED ADS MONEY TO LOAN Loans easy to get up to $l5O on your furniture, piano, automobile, etc. Don’t bo without money. Just phone us for information. The rest is easy. Strict ly confidential. MUTUAL LOAN CO., 1500 Grand Ave. Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p m. FOR SALE —Watch Phoenix Grow! j 10-room modern brick house, din ing room will seat 30 people; 3 j lots, well ' located for home and business —$5000; $750 cash, balance S4O per month. 10 ACRES, house, well fenced; close in. $2,800; SBOO cash; bal. to suit. M. H. SHELTON 215 Washington St. ORIGINAL PORO SYSTEM After a careful study, I am now pre pared to supply my friends and cus tomers with this wonderful Poro prep aration, which will remove dandruff, cure all scalp disease, beautify the hair and promote its growth. Also prevents hair from falling out. Give it a trial. Diploma from Poro College, St. Louis, Mo. 712 E. Jefferson Phone 8068 MRS. E. L. FLEWELLEN CARPENTRY AND REPAIR WORK neatly done. I build screen porch es, make china closets, quilt chests, built-in cupboards, etc. Phone 4155. Ask for Shannon. WANTED —20 Poland China pigs, from six weeks to two months of age. Will buy less if you have not the 20.> Write to N. Yeager, box 724, Winslow', Ariz. J. W. SNELL Arizona’s Leading Newsdealer and Restaurantuer When in Phoenix, visit Snell’s Place at 27 South 2nd street; enjoy some Old Fashioned Home Cooking and read your home paper. If it’s a Race publication, we have it for sale News Food Service PAGE SEVEN other eight, for December, January and February. The shoo bill wa3 $17.50; the stocking account $7.20. The March account will be $4.00 each for shoes jaiul not less than SI.BO for stockings. |We expect next to see 50 cents san ■ dais priced for five times their worth. It would never do for the aforesaid distracted mother to get any relief through the approaching warm weath er! If the mothers of the land could tell their stcry of the past year it W'ould shame many who prate of econ omy and sacrifice. CLOSING OUT SALE Os Excellent Used Motor Cars After closing out the Nash and Pack ard lines in order to accommodate our business on Dodge Brothers Motor Cars we find we have many used cars that came to us through these agen cies which we now wish to close out. In offering you the used cars ad vertised on this page we do so feeling the prices they are arranged at are so attractive we will at least induce you to look. Prices really mean nothing the cars must be seen to be appre ciated. Examine the list of automo biles advertised here and from the description ascertain if the car you have so desired is not here. We offer here our entire stock of used Dodge Brothers cars during this closing out sale. They are offered to you as being in good condition and priced fairly. Used Dodge Brothers Motor Cars are always excellent value. Tourists often have the experience cf buying a used Dodge Motor Car, driv ing it several months, and then selling it for as much as they paid for it. We are offering you an opportunity to buy a good used Dodge car at a fair price. Why not buy it? 1134 Dodge Bros. Touring Car $750 1137 Dodge Bros. TouriDg Car $375 1139 Dodge Bros. Touring Car SBSO 1133 Dodge Bros. Touring Car $650 1068 Dodge Bros. Touring Car $625 1086 Dodge Bros. Touring Car S7OO 1143 Dodge Bros. Roadster $750 McARTEUR BROS. Central Avenue and Jefferson Street Central Avenue and Madison Street Call this number —Telephone 4321 Wesell Dodge Brothers Motor Cars exclusively. There is a Touring Car —A Roadster —A Coupe—A Sedan —A Business Car and a Heavier Truck.