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Ktate Library 1-1-36 "FINAL OODNTTS LEADING NEWSPAPEB' Vol.24 ; $2.00 per year. 5c per copy CASA GRANDE, ARIZONA,! FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20,1935 12 PAGES No. 38 San Carlos Power Plant ReadyToGo Installation Of Two Bi« Diesel Engines Is Completed TESTS BEING MADE ' Will Provide Standby Power To Supplement Supply From Dam Installation of the two giant Diesel engines at the Coolidge power plant of the San Carlos Irrigation district has been completed and final tests will be made in the near future to determine if the engines meet the manufacturer's guarantees, according te C. J. Moody, engineer for the U. S. Indian service •under whose supervision the plant will^be operated. One of the engines has already been run several times loaded as high,as 50 per cent of rated capacity. The other has been run without load 'while adjustments are made. The'plant is set up_for the purpose of 'providing standby power for pump loads and other loads connected with the project's power lines when insufficient water is being released at Coolidge dam to generate power.. The Diesel plant can also be synchronized with the plant at the dam and the load divided between them. The two engines are^each rated .at 1300 h_p., and are 'connected with two generators of 1J125 K.V-A. tach. Thegenerators ar e 2,400 volt, 60 cycle, 3-phase, 257 RPM jcurrent machines. Three transformers step tb« voltage up to 12,000 volts for use in the pumping lines, and another transformation can be made through the 12,000 to 60,000 volt transformer to furnish power' on the 60,000 volt line. The plant, .which is located a mile north of Coolidge on a. spur ofj the Southern Pacific railway, has been constructed and equipped at a cost of J285,00ff. Qov. Moeur Pauses To Take Look At Aqueduct Called "Death Trap ,Gov. B! B. Moeur, accompanied by y. C. White, superintendent of banks; stopped- in Casa Grande Monday afternoon long enough to inspect the underpass which following its recent opening to traffic has been branded as a death trap. Upon seeing the layout he agreed that the criticism voicec through the t editorial columns of the Dispatch was justified. His inspection found workmen busy erecting white-painted guideposts to keep autoists from crashing .into the sidewalk which protrudes into the middle of the road, and he admonished the foreman to -make a good job of it" In his characteristic manner the governor told the Dispatch editor: "We want you to raise hell any time the public welfare it at stake." He pointed out that construction of the road was under specifications of the federal department but nevertheless the state highway department does not intend to let a hazardous feature go unremedied. Burglary Charge Dismissed After Hearing In Court A charge of theft against M H. Acosta and Albert Lopez, Mexicans of Eloy t was . dismissed after a hearing before Justice of Peace H. G. .White Monday afternoon, Acosta and Lopez had refused to leave the city jail -in which they were being held for trial when their companion, Juan Gutierrez, broke jail I and vanished' several nights ago] Gutierrez had confessed and involved the other two after watches-stolen from the house car of an itinerant jeweler and buried in his yard, had been found by deputy sheriff Pat Wallace. Copper Mine At Miami To Reopen Soon Inspiration To Employ 500 Men As Work Is Resumed The Inspiration copper company of Miami, one of the largest mines in the United States, will resumje ; operations in 40 or 50 days, officials of the company have announced. Five hundred men will be put to work. The, Inspiration has been, closed since 1932. • The mine will operate, at 35 per" cent of capacity, T. H. O'Brien, general manager,' expects' an output of about 7,000 tons of ore daily, i All ore produced by the mine will , be handled, in its huge leaching plant, constructed at a cost of-!$7,000,000, which-makes possible the taking of a high percentage of copper from low grade ore. ; It is expected resumption of 2 Casa Grandeans Go To Bastile For Breaking Fish Law William Pence and Robert Tindall elected to go to the county jail for ten days rather than .pay a fine of $10 each Monday when arraigned before Jupstice H. G. White on a charge of fishing without license. Pence is a captain of the fire department and a sergeant in i the national gtjard company here.. Tiridall has the contract for city garbage removal. | Both are ex-service men, and contended before the court that they ' have the right to fish without li- Registry Of Voters Will End Monday Land Owners Who Fail To Register .Cannot Vote In Election DIRECTOR IS ISSUE Coolidge District Representative To Be : Voted Upon Land owners in the Coolidge district of the San Carlos project who expect to. vote in the election of a director from that district in November, have only until the night of Monday, Sept 23, to register, according to C. H. Southworth, project engineer. | Registration may be made' at the water offices in Casa Grande or Florence, or at the Indian office in Coolidge. The new law under which the registrations are re< quired provides that the registration books shall be opened 80 days prior to the election, and shall remain open 30 days. • The Coolidge district, in which the election this fall is 1 to be held extends west from Coolidge to within six miles of 'Casa Grande, and east of Coelidge one and one half miles. ' R. W. Kenworthy is the incumbent director from the Coolidge district On the board with him are Leon Nowell of Florence, and Peter H. EthingfOn of Casa Grande. One director is elected each year for a three year term. First Meeting Of I College Club Held i •• * ; Mrs. Melvin Gammage was hostess; to the College club at its first fall meeting^on Wednesday afternoon, being assisted by Mrs. Sam AJbrecht as co-hostess. The program was 'informal, consisting of a; series of talks by the members on the highlights of their vacations. .The varied subjects in- Marviri Palmer Is Main Cog In Tempe Football Machine TEMPE, Sept 16—(Special to the Casa' Grande Dispatch)—A husk and studious Casa Grande bob; Marvin Palmer, looked to at Ari zona State college at Tempe as main' cog in the machine Coac Rudy Lovik wil Ithrpw into, th Border conference race next week September 28 the Bulldogs an the University Wildcats play Tucson in the season's first con ference game. Palmer, spreading out and gain ing weight, now tips the beams t 180 pounds, but with nearly six feet two inches of height is surpris ingly fast . v .•Palmer wil Ibe alternate end fo: the Bulldogs this fall, a sure letter man, dnd bound to play about hal: o feach game, a feat seldom ac complished by a 'sophomore. Coach Rudy Lavik this week was plainly jubilant over the showing he has made in the, first week o; practice this fall. The first'.actual scrimmage test of the season will come this Friday night in a traditional freshman and varsity game under the lights of Irish field at Tempe. An- Casa Grande Firm Expands Business To Neighbor Towns The electrical appliance department of the J. W. Whit!e jElectrical company of Casa Grande is this week being extended to Coolidge .and Florence, according to announcement by Mr. W|ilte. \ . j M ^\ W. H. Nanney will be :in 'charge of sales in the two towns, and appliance displays will be maintained in the offices of the Arizona Edison company. The display in Florence will consist of a! jfull line . of ranges, washing machines, radios, and smaller items, while the Coolidge it will be more j limited by lack of space. i Simultaneously witi ; setting up of displays in Florence and Coolidge the company is setting up a similar display in the Arizona Edison sales "room in Casa' Grande. This will be maintained! in addition to the regular appliance store on Main street Paul Stein, former mayor and long identified with the company irj Casa Grande,! will have charge of the sales department in Casa Grande and vicinity. He wfll also give estimates on j electrical wiring. Expansion of the company follows announcement of Slower rates by the Arizona Edison icompany, which it is believed I trill greatly stimulate the use of electrical appliances. Three salesmen have been employed. i • " work by the Inspiration will considerably. Improve 'employment conditions in the eartern end of Pinal county •;where the population is prac<UeaHy all of the mining trades and ia near the Miami mine-; > deluded travel, sketchy book re- nual !y played, there is no charge views, style forecasts, and child de- for the Same, but it draws large velopment. Guests for the afternoon were Heart Ailment Is Fatal To Mrs. Gulp Funeral services for Mrs. Am/ Oulp, who died, of heart trouble at her home here Wednesday afternoon, were held at Fisher Memorial Home at 5 p. m.. yesterday, with Rev. Curry H. Love officiating. Burial was in Mountain' View cemetery. Mrs. Gulp was 30 years old-IEe is survived by her husband, E. B Culp, chief carpenter on the new Pate-Wilson building, and four children: Betty Jo, 10; Jimmie, 8; Emma Jane, 6; and Billle, 2. She is also survived by three sisters and a brother. The sisters are Mrs. J. W. White of Casa Grande (not electric company Write), Mrs. J. A. Fruit ^Springer, N. M., and Mrs. J. J.. XSraham of Long Beach, Calif.; Jerry Fox the brother, and Mrs* Fox,- have been visiting in Casa Grande and attended the. funeral. Mrs. Malcolm Darrow, Mrs. Grady Thurman, Mrs. Jack deClercq, Mrs. Sherman Hardin and Mrs. H. D. Thornton. ; Delicious refreshments were served at the close of the meeting. Period Of Perfect Health .Continues For the third consecutive month the morbidity report of the state health deparment shows Casa Grande free 1 of communicable disease. Scarlet fever is reported in Ajo, Bisbee, Chandler, Prescott, and Tucson' and an assortment of typhoid, whooping cough, measles, mumps, meningitis, etc., is scattered from Window to Nogales; but all sections seem free from epi- the present time. Philathea Guilders i Hear Talk On China The Philathea Guild met at the home of Mrs. Irene McCown on Tuesday, Sept 37 with Mrs. Garnita 'Peart as assisting hostess. Mrs. Hammer had charge of the devjotionals. Mrs. Peart gave an interesting: talk on China. An Inter jsting • report/ of Mrs. Richerson's vfBf read. crowds. Palmer was captain and center for the Casa Grande high school team his senior year, and • one of the best players ever to take the field for the Cougars. George Eckart Dies Long George Eckart, World War veteran and winter visitor and health seeker in Casa Grande for the past several years, died in Prescott Wednesday morning. The body will be taken to Plttsburg, Pa., for burial. His ^mother, who is well known in Casa: Grande since she made her home with him during his winter visits here, will accompany the remains east Will Attend Fete Honoring Tuthill Capt. and Mrs. H. F. Dobyns will attend a dinner dance being given by officers of the 158th Infantry at the Arizona club in Phoenix Saturday night.'The event is given-in honor of Gen. A. M. Tut- l, head of the Arizona National Guard, who is retiring from serv- :e. Lt. William Straka of the Casa Grande guard unit will also at- j tend the function. Projects Are Returnee For Adjustments City Hall Among Seven On Which Revision Is Requested Seven of the 23 WPAj'prbjects recently submitted from JPinal county have been returned!'for adjustment of vario'us angles: of the proposals/Among these is the Casa Grande city hall project As far as the district administration is concerned the. building proper for the city hall is all right, but some revisions 'must be made in regard to furnishings and decor-: ations, according to Francis Curtis, Pinal cdunty WPA engineer. No trouble is 'anticipated jin making the' alterations , or curtailments necessary. •''.'••'' Other projects on whichrevisions will be required include the Eloy grammar'school, Casa Grande high school] .gymnasium, four timber bridges 1 sponsored by the county; highway department," and three : Florence projects—the gravity-flow irrigation system, the sewer system, and the golf course' and clubhouse.! Peter Riley, administrator for this district, and Robert' Baker, chief engineer, -and assistant director, were here from' Tucson Saturday to go over with Curtis the various adjustments required. They made it plain" that none of the projects have been turned down, but before passing them on to the state department the district administration wants all details in line with the various restrictions and rules WPA projects. C; C. Brings Ft. Huachuea Band Monday Celebrated Music Makers To Play At Dance, Give Concert ON WAY FROM DIEGO Cottonwoods Donates Dance Pavilion For Occasion A rare treat has been provided for Casa Grande and vicinity through, efforts of the chamber oT -Pewer is the 'magnetic force" ex- commerce when the famed 25th Infantry band (colore*' of Ft Huachuea comes here Monday evening for a public concert and dance. ; The Huachuea band has sixty pieces, and the dance orchestra has twenty. It has just concluded an engagement at' the exposition in San Diego and is on the return trip. When directors of the chamber of commerce learned of this they took immediate steps: to arrange a stop-over engagement .here. j, The concert, which will be early in the evening, will be held either downtown or at the city! park. The dance will be held at Cottonwood Grove. It was the plan to have the dance at the Armory but this was found to be unavailable on Monday. The Woman's club floor is considered too small for this event. In this delimma Frank Marshall, owner of the Cottonwood pavilion came to the rescue by donating the latter place absolutely free of charge. ' i ; Since the band engagement coincides with the visit of j Congresswoman Isabella Greenway, who is expected here Monday afternoon and will be the honor guest at a luncheon at the club building in the evening, the day will be a busy one for Casa Grandeans. "Casa; Grande rarely has the opportunity to enjoy the services of such a'high class band as the 25th Infantry outfit, and We anticipate a most ] enjoyable time for everyone,' 'a j member of the: board of directors said. "The occasion will be a most suitable ushering in of the fall season, and we should make it la-gala-event Let's all forget business cares Monday evening and have a jolly social time together. It will do us good." Says Rotary Will Be Growing Power In World Affairs A review of his work inorgan- izing the Allied Rotary club of Paris during the World War; and of his reserach and relief work among Russian children following the war, were usecf by Dr. H. W. Taylor, owner of Monlezuma Inn of Picacho, to point up a forceful talk on Rotary as an international power 1 . of great importance at the weekly luncheon of the Gasa Grande club Tuesday noon. Dr. Taylor was a charter member of .the Rotary club of Birmingham, Ala. Rotary is a growing power, and in the future will be one of the greatest powers in the world, Dr. Taylor asserted. The'secret of this erted by the concerted energy that goes out from the minds of its members to generate a feeling of good will and brotherhood among men.. The energy and material- forming power of thought is today established as a definite scientific fact, 'the speaker asserted; and it is because thought waves are a factual power that Rotary will exercise a growing power for peace and progress. The personal reminlscencies of the speaker proved highly interesting, and' were supplemented by pictures taken during his service in Europe. Other guests at the luncheon were»Miss Frances Gilbert F. A. Kohn, W. E. Jolly, Walter Ritchey, and P. i Sullivan. Miss Giflsert played the "Marseillaise" at the piano, and later gave piano ac- governing Visit Of Ordnance Company Aids The visit of the 27th company of Ft Huard Ordnance wliich spent the week end at the Cat a Grande armory, was both plecsant and >rofitable for Company 1), accord- ng to Capt H. F. Dobyns, com>any commander. With the visiting comjiany were machine gun, pistol ad Mrs. Bavrington Is Elected President Legion Auxiliary Mrs. Ralph Barrington jwas elected president of the American Legion auxiliary' at the regular monthly fleeting held at i the home of Mrs. Pat Westmoreland Tuesday afternoon. | . • Other officers elected were Mrs. Oma Tindall, vice-president; Mrs. James Giaimo, secretary. Mrs. Walter J. Meyers, treasurer; Mrs.. Christine Franklin, chaplain; Mrs. Pat Westmoreland, sergeant at arms and Miss Margaret Cruz, historian, i _ . :• -"' After the business meeting light refreshments were served by the hostess. * - ments specialists, who the guard cbmpanyfs I instrument over Muipment with local officers and repaired or recommended methods of repair or those parts not up to ^he high- st degree of efficiucy. This work as formrly been done j.t summer camp, but not so effectively. Some pleasure was nixed with business. On Saturday morning, ollowing inspection, vis iting • offi- ers went with Capt D byns and Lt Straka, on a rfsit .to the .Casa rahde 1 ruins, fihfl others of the' isitors went over\£undai>- morn- ng. At Sunday noon a watermelon east was provided by nlon-coms of Company D. ! One truckload of the visitors left Monday morning for Ytimia under command of Capt Zelle-, land the remainder of the comp my under Capt. Bnrdsley went to Phoenix. To Give Report! Of Meeting In Detroit Mrs. N. Bess Prather will give [ her report of the Triennial of the General federation of women's clubs which was held in Detroit in June, .at the next meeting of the Woman's, dub which will be Tuesday afternoon, Sept 24. Mrs. Prather, as state president, was one of ten delegates-who represented Arizona at the convention which was attended by over 6000 club women and her report has been looked forward to by the entire club. Mrs. Amandus Peters, club president who has been on an extended' trip, is expected to be home in time for this meeting. Armisteads Struck By Hit-Run Driver i Mr. and Mrs. Fred j Armistead escaped serious injury; but were severely shaken up' when their car was smashed-4nto by a hit-and-run driver as they were coming into Casa Grande where Mr. Armistead was to attend a meeting of the high school board Monday evening. Their car was badly damaged.' The only clue to the identity of the other :car is a hub cap which \vns knocked off in the collision. companiment for singing of "America." Final Cotton Income Shows Big Increase Three Years See Revenue From Crop Almost • v -Tripled The amount of money received by cotton growers in Pinal county has nearly tripled during the Ias,t three years, the returns in 1932-33 being only $591,383.16 for the farm value of lint and seed as compared with the 1934-35 receipts of $1,743,214.81 for the farm values plue payments, K. K. Henness, county, agricultural agent, stated today.. In 1932 the farm value of lint and seed for the United States was $483,887,000 and the Arizona receipts totaled $2,966,000 with Pinal county receiving. $591,383.16. In thfr 1933-34 season the farm lint and seed value in Pinal county was $1,034,610.25, the rental payments as of March 31, 1934 were $92,919, and the option payments were $138,587.32, malting the total payments $231,506.32 and farm'val- ue plus payments $1,266,116.57. In 1934-35 the returns to the farmer were even more gratifying. The farm value of lint cotton and seed for Pinal county was $1,579,137.51, rental payments as of April 30 were $127,967.45, parity payments as of the same date were $36,,109.81. The farm payments made !to the producers totaled $164,077.30, and their total receipts including farm value plus payments were $i;743,214.81. From this net return must be deducted $88,527.80, which represents cost of tax exemption certificates purchased by Pinal county farmers to cover cotton producec in excess of their' allotments. Reed Is Appointed Green way Is Enroute To Casa Grande Washington Representative Is Expected Monday Afternoon LUNCHEON PLANNED Investigation Of '•• Projects First. Order Of Business Congresswoman Isabella G*een- way will be the guest of the Casa Grande city council Monday afternoon and evening when she cornea here at their urgent invitation to look into various public projects proposed under the rural rehabilitation program, according to Wil- ; liam Coxon, who is employed/by ° the city to coordinate Casa Gran* de's public works projects... Since tie visit of Mrs. Greenway coincides! with the visit of the Ft Huachuea band under sponsorship of the chamber of commerce it was planned to have her make a public appearance at the band concert, but hi a communication from her yesterday morning she urged .that unnecessary public engagements be eliminated that her time may be devoted exclusively to the business for which her aid is sought Tentative plans * as announced yesterday include a visit to the fig canneries, proposed site for a rural rehabilitation' unit, and the Mart- copa district, where similar plans: are contemplated; a conference- with city officials and members of the chamber of commerce; and a_ joint luncheon of the'Lion and: Rotary clubs Monday evening: at. the clubhouse. ^ According to Mr. Coxori, Mrsv Greenway has been very active in seconding efforts to secure a rural rehabilitation development for this .section, but these effors have to date been practically fruitless. It is believed .that with first hand knowledge of the advantages offered here she will be able to render more effective aid in putting the program through. It will be the first visit of Mrs. Greenway to Casa Grande since the last election campaign. ' Kinser, Nussbaumer Wedding Rites Are Held In Florence Miss June Kinser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Kinser, and Fred Nussbaumer, jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nussbaumer, both of Casa Grande, were united in marriage' at the home of Rev. S. B. .Hannah in Florence last Friday evening, with Rev. Mr. Hannah officiating. The nuotial pair were attended by Miss Emily Knight and Ed Harkey of Florence, They, were accompanied from Casa Grande by Miss Elaince Wright and Charles Majors.' .The young couple are now at home to their friends in the Lillian Peart apartments. Porject Attorney Charles Reed,' member of the. law firm of Fulbright and Reed of Florence, has been appointed attorney for the San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage district, according to information from that office. The: district has been without an attorney since Judge Ernest McFarland resigned on his" accession to the superior judgeship Jan. 1, Attorney Reed was formerly deputy county attorney under William Truman, and-is well ana* favorably known throughout the district. CHURCH ^EXECUTIVE TO SPEAK AT SACATON Dr. J. W.'Beagle, field secretary of the Home Missions Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, will speak at the Pima Baptist church. Sacaton, Arizona Sunday, Sept. 22nd at 11:00 a. m. and 2:30 P- m. All who can and will are invited to attend these services. Rebekah Lodge Is j Host To Officials The Rebekah lodg^ of Casa Grande was host this week to president of the Rebekah assembly, Miss Florence Lang, on her annual official visit, Mrs. Ida Frances Ripple, Noble Grand of the local lodge, extended a 'welcome to the distinguished visitor at the regular meeting of the order Wednesday afernoon, and also to Mrs. Alice Kesaler, assembly treasurer, and Mrs. Etta Brodle, past president, other assembly visitors who accompanied the president on: her visit. Mrs. Woods of the Globe lodge was also a welcome guest. Following the meeting a social hour,was enjoyed,at which ice tea and apple pie - a la mod* was enjoyed. . At noon Wednesday the visitors were guests of honor at a luncheon in; the home of Mrs. Christine Franklin. In addition to the visiting officials the luncheon was attended ' by Mesdames Ara Wad- dingtonj Floyd. C. Templeton, Lee Blackwood, Elizabeth McMurray, Paul N. Ripple, and the hostess, Mrs.-Franklin. Miss Lang, Mrs. Kessler and Urs. Brodie are all of Phoenix. GOV. AND MRS. B. B. MOEUR and Y. C. White, State Bank Examiner of Phoenix were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.. M. A. Anderson Tuesday evening.