Graham Guardian from Safford, Arizona on August 16, 1918 · Page 1
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r-i'ivi jUi.1 1 t , . . Territorial Library HVENTY-FOURTH YEAR S AFFORD. GRAHAM COUNTY. ARIZONA. AUGUST 16. 1918 NUMBER 27 nmfaim :'"' '-V 111 id h p mmum 6 K v . SWIFT EXPLAINS NEW LOUR ORDER Bulletin 158 Provides for Farmer Growing Own Wheat Hi is EIGHT POUNDS PER MONTH Allowed, Without Stibttitu'ei, for . ac. Person .n Household Until October lst There appears to be much con fjsion or misunderstanding concerning the recent changes in flout and substitutes. In order to put the public right, 1 give below an outline ol' the changes as given in my instructions from the Federal Food Administrator for At izona. The loliow-ing telegram is. quoted for yuut information: "VVe are advised that our zone has issued bulletin hundred fifty- eight, including Arizona in rule twenty-nine, which provides when a farmer brings to the mill wheat grown by himself, miller may deliver to him on tod or expense basis, sufficient amount of Hour without substitutes to provide eight pounds per month pet person household until October first, but farmer must sign certificate contained in bulletin hundred fifty-eight in hands of millers." The certificate referred to in Bulletin 158 is to the effect that the farmer must certify that he has grown the wheat himself and on his own place, and that the flour is for the exclusive use ol his household, including hired help, and that he will not give or sell the flour to any other pei-son It will be seen, therefore, that the eight-pound rule, without substitutes, applies only to THE FARMER GROWING HIS OWN WHEAT. To all others the six-pound rule still applies. That is, a pet son can draw only six pounds of flour per capita per month, and must purchase at the same time an equal amount in pounds of wheat flour substitutes; providing, however, if the purchaser of flour has in "his larder, or on hand, sufficient official substitutes, pound for pound, he may purchase his flour on the six-pound basis without being required to purchase substitutes. No statement is required where the claim of having substitutes on hand is made, for it is believed every American citizen is patriotic enough not to abuse this privilege, and is more than willing at all times to do his bit, thereby, helping our Allies. There has also been considerable comment upon the fact that people in Utah could get all the flour they wanted, without substitutes being required at the same time. Below is quoted a letter recently received ftorn the Federal Food Administration for Utah: "We acknowledge the receipt of ynui communication of August 3d, in which jou nlHte that rumors are afloat thut U is possible to purchase lli.ur tn Utah without buying substitutes. We, ot course, are not responsible for ru-mi rs winch reach your State. We are living up to the regulations of the Nation Administration, we believe, as well in Utah as any other state in tho Union. We have made exceptions where people live in remote localities and where it is impossible for them to secure the substitutes prescribed by Washington, and where these exceptions have been made they have been under the absolute approval of Washington. "To my personal knowledge, I know that you have localities in Arizona remote from railroad centers, where the strict observance of the substitute rule is impracticable, ifnot impossible. We have in Utah localities so situated, points that are hundreds of miles from the railroad. In such localities, people have been permitted to purchase flour under the following clause, which has been submitted to and approved by Washington: " 'The purpose of the substitute ruling is, of course, to reduce the use of wheat and white, flour, and In mn. mole the use of substitutes to the ' greatest jwssible extent. We trust you will bear this policy in mind, and carry it out in your dealings as far as physically possible. Wo renlizo that conditions in your community make It very difficult and oractically impossible to secure substitutes in necessary quantities Ht anvthlntr like reasonable nrlrrn. We rely upon you to carry out the gn-' uhi poiicjk iojaiij, ami to impress upon uur customers that it Is their patriotic duty to observe the rules and save the i """'. 'u' " y "H"'0' . '(Signed) W. v. Akmbtkuno. "Federal Food AdintnisttHtor for Utah." Theodoru T. Swift, Food Administrator for Graham County, L. D. S. CONFERENCE! Held in Thatcher, Saturday and Sunday, and Well Attended The quarterly conference of St. Joseph Stake was held at the church in Thatcher, Saturday and Sunday, and was attended by a large number of people. President C. M. Layton called the conference to order at 10:30 a. m., Saturday, and announced that Presidents Kimball and Nash were excused, but would be in attendance later in the day. The choir seals were occupied by members from all ward choirs, and the singing done by' this union choir, together with the solos, duets, ladies' choruses and quartets made the meetings of the conference full of life and interest. The speakers of the first session were: Elder D. H. Clar-idge, of Solomonville; Samuel B. Tenncy, of Stanley; Bishop VVil-lard E Jones, of Verdan; Elder N. G. Nelms, of Globe, and Bishop Charles E. Ferrin, of Pima. Elder Peter H. MeBride sang an original patriotic song. During the afternoon session. the speakers were: President Andrew Kimball, Elder Charles C. Carr, of Safford; Mrs. Inez H. Lee, Elder Bert Hoopes and Oscar G. Layton, of Thatcher; Edward Eyring. of Pima, and David Powell, of Havden. Members of Lavto i choir sang two splendid choruses. Bishop Eugene Curtis and wife of the Redland Ward, sang a duet, and Mrs. Wesley Blazzard. of the same ward, sang a solo. The Sunday morning session was well attended, every seat available was occupied by the union ward choirs, under the direction of Prof. H. L. Payne, and the house wjis full of mus'c when it sang "Ye Simple Souls Who Stray, " as the opening song The speakers were: President C. 'VI. Layton, Joseph H. Larson, Fred Webb, Mrs. Edna L. Jones and John F. Nash. Miss Daisy Curtis sang, "Good-by, Sweet Day." and Mrs. Zola Webster Claridge sang. "Keep the Home Fires Burning." The house was packed full when the meeting was called to order at 2:00 p. m., Sunday. The following speakers occupied the time: Andrew C. Peterson, Lee N. Stratton, George D. Smith, Wiley E. Jones and David Powell. Miss Grace Dodge and Neta East sang a duet. The speaking was as varied as the speakers and dealt with both religious and timely national themes. County Road Will Be Graded and Graveled The county road, extending from Cork station to Ft. Thomas, which has been in very bad condition for several months, will now be repaired and put in first-class condition for traffic, as a result of the recent visit of Chairman Webster and Clerk Lavton to the State engineer's office in Phoenix. State Engineer Atwood arrived here Sunday night from Phoenix, and Monday morning, accompanied by Supervisors Web ster. Quinn and Welker and Clerk Layton. made the trip to Cork station, from which point they viewed the road to Fort Thomas. M Fort Thomas, the pnrty met Division Engineer Pariter, who was instructed to grade and gravel the county road from Cork station to Fort Thomas. This work started at once and will be completed in sixty days. Three Men To Go in Next Contingent According to present received by the Local Board, three men from will constitute the next orders Draft Class 1 contin- gent, wnicn win leave here, Monday, August 26th, for Pike, Ark. two oi tnese men win en hero and one will entrain Estancia. N. M. Men in Class 1 will ho examined by the board today, after which two will be selected for service. DANCE AT LAYTON HALL Dig dance at Lavton Hall, next Friday night, August 23d. Sal'- tniv (Irn limti-n wl inen h thu music. Everybody invited to. come and have n good time. I Dance tickets will be 50 cents. 1 ... I Buy War Savimjo Stamps, ' at, (Courtesy of Life and Charles Dana Gibson.) Planting home gardens, producing more food, and saving food are all war-time efforts of this government in which the women of America have co-operated loyally. We are all in the home army; the home army here must help the fighting forces and home armies over there; 120 million Allies must eat. DAVID F. JOHNSON Candidate for Nomination for Corporation Commissioner, a Visitor to Valley David F. Johnson, candidate for the democratic nomination for corporation commissioner, was a visitor in town Monday and Tuesday. Mr. Johnson was born in Arkansas in 1872 and is 46 years of age. In 1882, at the age of ten years, he moved to Texas, where he;lived for 21 years and then came to Arizona, in 1903, and has lived in this State the'past fifteen years. At the first State election, Mr. Johnson was elected State treasurer, receiving the nomination in the democratic primaries without opposition. Following his term as State1 treasurer, he was appointed State examiner. I In 1916, Mr. Johnson was again a candidate lor State treasurer, with no opposition in the demo- cratic primaries and was reelected. I This year, Mr. Johnson appears before the democratic electors as a candidate for corporation com missioner, his training and experience especially fitting him lor this position. Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Johnson visited Thatcher, Central and Pima and then went to Globe on the evening train. Fall Bazaar of Ml. Graham Chapter The Fall Bazaar of Mt. Graham Chapter, A. R. C, will be held during the Cattlemen's Convention. Many useful articles are being donated. Where is youts: Other them. Home canned fruits, vegetables, jellies and relishes, as well as chickens, etc., will be gratefully received. Let's put Safford on the map as a 100 per cent American town. It every member helps, we win. Are you game? ior Sale, Uicnp One 12-horse power Fairbnnks- Morse engine, in Al condition. Address BOX 1180, Safford. Adv-2G'2t rimn . . . .. , . . V. conservation in mo unucu suites aim nr.,,t.r Cmm l, LamP, made. Ask Mrs. Schenck, Mrs. i ot tho ncv,tl 0f the rood Admin-' .. Du teaman ha . . I French. Mrs. McNeil. Mrs. Cham- i.i,tinn n this end. -mo conrm. the herd of elk which iit. i i'S nin in nir r vim n 11 n in .. . ... .,... ,.. . i "'H. tiain l,n,.l,,in n1. Mi.q flint nt. 'llwillt ,1, nwnnima hnvn Imnn mil OimiMoh 111 Alt. (jnUUUll PI' UNCLE SAM'S PARTNER F AIMS LARGE United States Sent to Allies 141,000,000 Bushels of Wheat CREDIT DUE TO OUR WOMEN Allies Got 844,600,000 Pounds More Meat and Fats in 1917- 1918 Than in Year Before AMERICAN FOOD SHIPMENTS TO ALLIES MEAT. ...2.100,500,000 lbs. ...3,011,100,000 lbs. 1010-17.. 1017-18., Increase. 814,600,000 lbs. CEREALS. 'JoO.OOO.OOO bu. 310,800,000 bu. 1010-17.. 1017-18.. Incrense... 80,000,000 bu. In splto of n subnormal food supply In this country the American people have been able to ship to the Allies ns well as our own forces overseas 141,000,000 bushels of wheat, besides 811,000,000 pounds of meat, during the jear cndlnc June 30 last This has been made possible by the whole-souled co-operation of the people, who, besides practicing self-denial, hnve speeded up production and responded nobly to the appeal from abroad. Food Administrator Hoover, In a letter to President Wilson, gives a brief summary of the results of food practically on a voluntary basis which Is regarded ns n uplendld tribute to the patriotism of the American people. Meat shipments were Increased 814,-000.000 pounds during the first fiscal year, as compared with our meat exports during the year before America entered tho war. "Tho total value of these food shipments," Mr. Hoover wrote President Wllhon, "which were In the main purchased through or with collaboration of the Food Admlnlstintlon, amoiiut to, roundly, Sl.-lOO.OOO.OOO during the fiscal year." (Cbntinucu on Poe Four) AMU 00D SPLENDID PROGRAM At the Thatcher Canning Club's Fair A Large Crowd Present The Thatcher canning clubs joined together and held a very successful canning fair at Amuse ment Hall, Thatcher, Tuesday afternoon, at 5:00 o'clock. There was an excellent exhibit of canned products and a large and very enthusiastic audience was present. The following program was given: Club Song Club Members Purpose of Fair... Clcofa Duke Song, "Canning the Kaiser" Club Boys Chances sold on Canner Presentation of Prizes. ...Nora Allen Auction Sale of Canned Products.. County Leaders As a special feature of the Fair, chances were sold on a "Hall Canner," which the Can Can Club is raffling off and of which it is agent. The large audience showed its loyalty to the clubs by the liberal bids at the auction sale of canned products, which were donated by the members, and by their response to calls for chances on the "Canner." Prizes were offered for the same classes of exhibits as are given by the club department of the State Fair. Buy War Savings Stamps. ... Elk Thriving in Mt. Graham Preserve Chas. A. Seaman, Deputy State Game Warden, came in Sunday from his headquarters at the flume camp, Graham mountains, to get his car repaired and remained over until Monday morn- is charge ol were placed ; eserve last ' March. At that time there were ( twenty-three elk in the herd, seven have since died, leaving' sixteen, which are reported to be in fine condition. I The elk feed around Cotton-1 wood wash and Ash creek. Deputy Seaman will take one cow elk to the Arizona State, Fair next No ember for exhibi-l tion. ! For Sale Second-hand Ford Touring car. Inquire at Gila I Valley Furniture and Hard-! ware Store, Adv-20-tf. STOPSWATERSUPPLY Ike Robinson Claims Priority Rights to Waters in Frye Canyon Friday morning. Ike Robinson, owner of the Robinson ranch, near the Graham mountains, went up to the head of the supply pipe of the water company, in Frye canyon, at intake, and placed gunny sacks in nine to stop the water from going into the pipe. In doing this, Mr. Robinson claimed that he was protecting his priority rights to all surface waters coming down Frye canyon and reaching his ranch. When seen by a Guardian reporter, Mr. Robinson said it was not his intention to deprive the people of Safford from securing water for any purpose, but in diverting the waters of the canyon to his ranch, he is only exercising his full right and title to the surface waters cominp- down the canyon and reaching ms ranch. He further said that he was in hopes that some kind of arrange ment could be made with the water company, himself and others interested, to settle the matter in dispute satisfactorily to an. The water company this week entered an action in the Superior Court to condemn for public use for the town of Safford, a part of the water "rights of the Robinson ranch in the waters of Frye canyon, so much as may be necessary for the 'town of Safford and those served by the pipe line system It is reported that the Robinson interests made an offer yesterday to sell to the town of Safford, the land on the mesa and the water rights attached for $34,000, or to rent them to the town for $2,560 per year. ACCEPTS NEW POSITION Miss Phylis French, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. French, who has held a position as stenographer with County Attorney Chambers the past two years, has resigned and left Tuesday for Douglas, where she will take a position as stenographer and bookkeeper in the Quartermas ter's Department, U. S. Army, having recently passed successfully a civil service examination for this position. Miss French is a graduate of the Safford High School and we are very proud of her success. Advertise, in The your Home Paper. Guardian, Red Cross Barn Dance a Success The Mt. Graham Chapter, A. R. C, desires to thank the following for their liberality and aid in making the Barn Dance, at the K. O. T. M. Hall, Saturday night, so successful: Mrs. Alice Worden, James Golding, Hugh Tally, Frank Andrews, F. L. Ginter, John Weber, Frank Rose, J. A. Tuohy, Geo. Franks, Joe Moody, the Gila Valley Bakery, Young & Ridgway, Safford Theatre, Safford Ice and Creamery Co., and the Gila Valley Milling Co. Miss Walpole was awarded the prize for having the neatest wartime dress. You are always welcome at the Red Cross dances at the K. O. T. M. Hall in your working clothes. Come often. Subscribe for The vour Home Paper. Guardian, Moeur Announces His Withdrawal W. A. Moeur. candidate for the democratic nomination for gov ernor, has announced his withdrawal from the gubernatorial contest. Mr. Moeur will give his un divided support to Sidney P. Os born. Make Your Selection Now When fall house cleaning time comes, you will need lloor covering. We have an unusually large stock of Rugs and Art Squares, Axminister, Velvet, Tapestry, Wool and Wood Fibre, m sizes, lrom u by y to iz by 15, Linoleum m and 12-foot the b-foot, 75-foot ' widths. Come in and make your selection while we have a large number of patterns to select from. Gila Valley Furniture and Hardware Store, ad.v-27-it HAL WORK IN OUR SCHOOLS Smith-Hughes- Act" Provides for Agricultural Training in Safford High TRAINED SPECIALISTIECURED Work Will Be Practical and Suited to Industrial Needs of the Community A pre-war feeling, and a war time conviction, is'that American schools must, from the lowest to the highest, fit the youth, as nearly as possible, for efficient citizenship. Schools must develop experts in the various industrial fields. To do this the individual must be fitted for the kind of work, and then receive that kind of training which will contribute toward the making of him a specialist. The need for industrial training has become so apparent that, not only are the educators of the country striving to meet the need, but the national government has taken up the matter under what is known as the "Smith-Hughes Act." This act provides for part federal support for those schools that can meet the requirements laid down in the act. These requirements are, at present, very rigid; possibly too exacting; but the intent is to make it impossible for a school to give superficial training along certain industrial lines. The school must be able to show that a graduate from the "Smith-Hughes" department is a finished product; that he is capable of entering the industrial field as a highly trained workman. Just' as an agricultural college is ex pected to turn out exnert farm ers, just so, is a "Smith-Huehes" school in agriculture expected to . give us the highly trained specialist in that line of work. The Safford High School has a Smith - Hughes department in agriculture, which will afford the boys of the Gila valley, who expect to be farmers, a wonderful opportunity. Professor Shaver, who has had special agricultural preparation, has been spending a part of the summer in taking a course on the University Farm at Davis, California. The work there is especially designed to meet the requirements of the Smith-Hughes Act. Some of 'the boys of this valley may feel that they do not want to be farmers, because there is nothing but machine-like drudgery to be done on the farm. For those who may feel this way, let me say that there is as much to know about scientific farming as about scientific medicine; and that when approached from the scientific side, there is not only no drudgery, but a great amount of pleasure and profit. There are two questions that every boy in high school should answer for himself, and this in consultation with his parents: First Do I want to be a farmer? Second-Can I prepare myself for expert service in another field? The industrial education in our High School is not completed with the course in agriculture. We want to be able to truthfully say that all of our work is industrial. We do not want pupils to take the preparatory course, unless they want to use the course as it is intended to be used, viz., to prepare for higher training in college or university. We are not losing sight of cultural education with a view to making human machines, for every course is so organized and taught that it id productive of ideals. Germany wanted efficiency, and only efficiency; America wants efficiency, but wants that efficiency prompted and directed by ideals of t-ocial service. In making our school worl. industrial, it is our intention to make the work both for boys and girls as practical as possible and suited to the needs of the industries of the community. It is also our intention to see, that as nearly as possible, boys and girls take those courses and studies for which they are naturally fitted, rind h:ivn environmental- opportunity to perfect for them solves. Snrveva of hierh school . colleges and universities have re vealed that an appalling per cen of students are taking work tha' (Cvntimud on Vajfe Jfoux) tens jwawssga S

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