Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 30, 1973 · Page 44
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version
June 30, 1973

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 44

Publication:
Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Issue Date:
Saturday, June 30, 1973
Page:
Page 44
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 44 article text (OCR)

REPUBLIC A-30 The Arizona Republic E Phoenix, Sat,, Juw M All $1, Iffff Gila Bend marks centenarian's birth By IRENE OUILBERT GILA BEND - The birthday of Mrs. A. M. Willson. 106 today, was proclaimed Elizabeth Willson Day here. The proclamation, issued by Mayor James 0. Robertson, declared, "Whereas, the town and community desire to pay special tribute to those senior citizens who reach and exceed the century mark, and, Whereas, the citizens of Gila Bend hereby express their sincere best wishes to Elizabeth Willson on her 106th birthday,..the town prclaims the 30th Day of June, 1973, Elizabeth Willson Day." Though she felt too tired to pose for a photo or receive the usual onslaught of visitors who will arrive on her birthday, Mrs. Willson is still keen of mind. She recalled that she has lived under 20 presidents, seen the creation of 13 new states, lived through four Ymna plans water-use restrictions Western Arizona Bureau YUMA - The City Council Friday gave the first reading, by title only, to a proposed ordinance to conserve water. The city earlier lost overwhelmingly a $10 million water bond election that would have provided a new plant and expanded water lines. Yuma Mayor Thomas F. Allt pointed out that the new ordinance will be discussed in detail at a public hearing Thursday during the council's first July session. It is expected, he said, that the ordinance will restrict watering to one side of the city on one day and to another side oh another day, with watering limited to a couple of days a week. In the meantime, the city was tightening its belt on water consumption. It was pointed out that many of the parks are irrigated by means that do not depend on city production and, in these cases, there is no shortage of water. Public works watering trucks are using non-purified water for sprinkling and dust control. Mulford Winsor, public works director, told the council. The new ordinance also will provide for penalties for violators of the water restrictions. In other business, the council approved the awarding of bids on five dump trucks to two bidders. They purchased four new White dump trucks at a cost of $116,085 from Arizona White Truck Co. of Phoenix and a demonstrator White truck for $27,832 from Southern White Truck Co. of Phoenix. The council also approved the hiring of John F. Cummins as director of the new million-dollar civic center here, effective July 16, and made official the promotion of Charles H. McBridetothe post of manager of the water and sewer division. McBride has been acting manager. wars and a number of assorted crises. Mrs. Willson, raised by par ents wwho were far ahead of women's lib, credited their upbringing for her long life. "In our family," she said, "girls were not instructed to stay indoors and leave out- roor work for the boys. We had plenty of exercise and I was active all my life." She smiled and recalled trading detested dishwashing chores with her brother in return for slopping the pigs. Mrs. Willson, a retired teacher was born Elizabeth Huntly in New Hartford, Iowa. She is a graduate of Iowa State Teacher's College, then Iowa Normal School. In 1895, she married another teacher, A.M. Willson, and moved to Golden, Colo., where she lived for 22 years and became the mother of four daughters, three of whom became teachers. The fourth was a social worker. Only two daughters now are living — Mrs. Elizabeth Hidy, a Gila Bend teacher with whom Mrs. Willson has made her home since 1951, and Mrs. Frank Mayo of Wyoming. Mrs. Willson has 14 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. • Active well past her 100th birthday, Mrs. Willson now is plagued by diminished hearing and vision and bouts with arthritic pain. Her daughter said she spends most of her time resting but keeps her mind actibe by playing word games. \ School district gets high bid on office project KINGMAN — Kingman Elementary School District 4's board of trustees opened bids for construction of new administration offices Friday and the lowest of two submitted was $43,000 higher than architects' estimates. •According to Pat Carlin, superintendent of schools, the board will meet next Thursday to decide if the bids will be rejected and the project read- vertised. The board plans construction of district offices in the hilltop area after selling the present facility to the City of Kingman. According to Carlin, the lowest bid received Friday was $143,000 and came from the B. H. Miller Contracting Co. of Lake Havasu City. Surprise is in store for automobile thief SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The thief who stole a 1954 car belonging to Raymond Johnson, a worker at the San Antonio zoo, may have received a surprise later. In the back seat were two burlap bags. One contained seven iguanas and the other three rattlesnakes. WE DARE YOU TO COMPARE IF YOU ARE INSULATING, PAINTING OR STUCCOING MOST PEOPLE CHOOSE SUPERBOND COATING OVER OTHER COATINGS BECAUSE - SUPERBOND IS,., • The Cadillac of stuccos at a low cost, • Finishes are available in sand finish, or Spanish textured finish. All material applied under pressure. • The insulating qualities.can save you up to 30% of your heating and cooling bills when applied on walls and 50% when applied on roofs, • A life-time material, not a paint. • Available in 16 permanent colors, • Painting is never required, • Cracks, deteriorating stucco or construction flaws can be easily covered; in fact, the undersurfoce can be completely changed, t Sandblasting expense is not required, • Less than 5% investment can increase property value 15%, • We guarantee any surface on which we apply Sw» perbond, • Used on new construction as well as rehabilitation — commercial or residential. t Garden walls can be sprayed to enhance land" scaping, t Qreatfortieing in New Home Additions, t Completing 5 new houses a day. SUPERDECK Call Today for FREE ESTIMATE 254*9434 (After! P.M. 966-9??5) PHOENIX 313* N, 28th Ave, Starts Today xrt; SAVINGS FROM THE UNIVERSITY SHOP 1.99-12.99 Everything you need for summer is here. Tops and bottoms, casual or dress looks ... all specially priced and ready-to-go! $10-16 vol. Tapered bodyshirts, 6.99-7.99. $10-$ 14 val. Famous name pants, 9.99-12.99. $10 val. Famous maker casual shirts, 6.99. $8-$l 2 val. Jeans and dress pants, 2.995.99. $4-$9 val. Cotton knit tanks^ crews, 1.99-4.99. $5-$8 val. Summer walk shorts, 3.99-4,99.; • . $6-$9 value Swimwear, many styles, 3.99-4.99. University Shop, 53 and The Pant Shop, 94 ROYS 9 SWIM THI \KS AND TANK TOPS 1.99 3.50-$4 values. Boxers, knits, nylons .., -TrTany more swim styles. Tank tops to go with. All in sizes S-M-L, 8-18. Boys' Furnishings, 26 MEN'S COOL KMT SHOKTIE PAJAMAS 3.99 Reg. $6 Short sleeve, knee length pj's in comfortable cotton knit. Solid colors, contrast trims. Men's Furnishings, 91 FAMOUS MAKER BOYS' PANTS 3.99 5.50 values. Variety of styles, colors and fabrics, lots of flares. Other styles, $9 values, 5.99. Pays' Clothing, 98 CHRIS-TOWN ' A07 W. Bethany Home Road BILTMORE FASHION PARK 2410 E. Camelback Road SCOTTSDALE, LOS ARCOS 7333 E '• SHOP MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 9:30 A.M. to 9:30 P^M.. SAT. 9:30 to 6 OPEN SUNDAY 12 to 5

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page