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Phoenix Bulletin (Newspaper) - March 23, 1918, Casa Grande, Arizona The Farmers of the Casa Grande Valley Need the Waters of the Gila Their Diversion Is a Government Necessity Be Loyal A Progressive Newspaper In a Progressive Community and True Volume Five Casa Pinal March 23, 1918 Number Ten GREAT ACTIVITY SHOWN IN CASA GRANDE VALLEY The dream of the pioneers is in fine irrigating and good now coming is the scene of great Casa Grande valley is. in the to the before to become the agricultural wonderland of Western The early a decade making their homes along the banks of the rivers and washes is this the great changes to come and much of the present activity of land development on a grand is due to their persistent endeavors to bring in more The ball rolled slowly at but the coming of Local News of COUNCIL OF DEFENSE Casa Grande T. R. Peart is home from his recent DISCUSSES GRAVITY WATER Jack has returned from a professional trip to the great film at Later they will start a little movement towards getting better county Toltec Townsite is erecting a The foundation of the j - structure has been laid and the About April 6 the third Liberty walls are now going drive Be prepared to company back of the - of lands and - townsite represents heavy j Sheriff Henry Hall was a The men interested here Wednesday enroute j following article on gravity water was received this morning from State Council of Defense At a. late session of congress there was appropriation cf a large sum for construction of a dan across the Gila above primarily for the benefit of irrigation on the Pima Indian but with consideration also for the necessities of a considerable area under white ship in the Florence and Casa to El Paso after the Sasco agent who is to have with about of the mining company's well known east substantial and they have coming or capital has j influential connections in the large given it a mighty and a rich reward is in sight lor the The substantial improvements homesteaders and desert tney are making will prove a great who stuck to the soil after proving They proved the worth of country by suffering many They deserve the fruits of their Preach the to on the the let us on a westbound will now see abundant signs of great activity in the reclamation of this sun kissed land of our glorious Picacho new settlers are many changes in have taken A live bunch of boosters are making things busy in the Village by i Coining this way the next stop is ' improvement vor of a high school here Mrs. S. M. of attraction for the incoming rush accompanied by a party and the townsite has of fifteen will arrive here the earmarks of a early the coming Mrs. Jack and Bisbee ers is a sister to Mrs. W. H. Davis have made a successful and the party will be composed of farming demonstration on their who haVe heard of the big acreage at Arizola fertility of Casa Grande ley At last the educational and industrial center of the valley been Casa The cost of the high school to metropolis of the and the of Casa livest and best little city ou be less than ninety cents per is P. main The people onfc thousand valuation per this enterprising be proportionately ter own the electric light and water leSP the four adjoining districts A with vote t0 in- II cost a fine corp. of will soon to send one ov high school The All the difference is in G r a nde Preliminary surveys have been but uo actual construction has been The reason for this delay is set forth in a memorandum just received by Chairman Dwight B. of the council of comprehending the conclusions reached by representatives of the department of justice and the linked States Indian service recentLy on the This memorandum will be sent to the members of the Pinal county council of in organized and public spirited action that will accomplish the result asked by the | have a full determination of water and there is suggestion that the yarious canals give to the government and unincumbered titles to their respective water rights to divert and carry this action to include such property of the Casa Grande association as may be useful to the It is that there can be no rights outstanding that can in with or embarrass the There is some with regard to Class B of which about 14,000 acres appear to have had insufficient lit is asked that there be the fullest cooperation on the part of those Data or suggestions may be to John R. T. Reeves at Chairman Heard has had this the executive committee council of defense as something of large importance to the state and involving the development of a large area of magnificent land that should be adding to the food supply at as early a date as ' at Cotton on the railroad map marked at Eloy The company backing this new town have cleared a large tract of A deep well has just been Western Machinery Co. are about to install the ing equipment which it is expected will throw a large stream of water for irrigating and townsite The Clampitt & Moss rig mining being Before long there will be a boom and Sarah residences will spring er of Mrs. Angela H. of like At the present writing this died St. hos every house constructed finds a Tuesday evening at tenant immediatly upon completion 6 death being caused by a and the hotels -are filled with | general breakdown of v Mrs. Hutchinson was well known Renewed activity in the great in Casa where she at times country south m with her daughter and drilled the penetrating many Grande has a full report of feet of water bearing gravel after is to appear in another - encountering the first water - March 30, is the day Westward to Maricopa the set for the election of trustees and Still moving west the view over country is corning under also to determine whether or not the valley takes on the aspect of a At the Junction town a great oil region being opened company is selling at and stretching off to site the as far as the eye can Summerland way the New Wells and Pumping Plants Casa Grande shall have a high school with giving in: struction in The Arizona Drilling Co. is on the second well Judge It is down 215 showing three stratums bearing and a good flow of water is No. 1; which is down 322 is developing about 800 gallons per water level in both wells is approximately 50 Well No. 1 is equipped with 24 inch Layne ik Bowler pump and 60 h p. Commercial The same probably be on the well now being At the Seigrist north ofj about four miles east of j Casa the Ariz. D. have started drilling a 12 inch This rig has just completed two wells for the S P at plant is almost Crawford and whose 32u acres lie in Sec. 31, are having a 225 foot 16 inch well and plant installation completed The drillers developed 74 | feet of from first A. V. Read's fine farm land is ' located in Sec. 30, T 5S, has secured a 16 inch well down 170 being in Plant to be installed by Charter people in about 30 Fred owner of the fine improved about two miles west of Casa has a 16 inch well 150 feet with 52 He is getting a 50 engine and sten pumping plant derricks dot ers in that progressive community typewriting and modern Yuma They have brought the We have arrived at are hitting the ball and advancing These matters should m many in this their section of the ' have strict attention and a during the past named after that mighty The journey through the valley No more important peter Mohn arrived from race of bygone who believed by railroad tional question could before the be Late Happenings help Uncle Sam by night's rain had been Plowing started on Mr. Charles business 1:Srnitli s place several days and W. W. assistant I business manager of the Arizona The Picacho union Sunday accompanied by planning a special Easter lin D a prominent realty Mary Ryan is doing her bit to buying thrift i i which will be house Sunday given in the - agent of made a tour of mi- stamps and war savings stamps j gj - the valley 1 and with money that is her ' The gentlemen were Mary emptied her bank to buy a Mrs. who recently impressed with war savings stamp and a number moved here from is selling taken and received a funo of first of thrift but that is not j hand which will prove Whenever enough pennies j Fred Powers is planning to plant j of great value in forwarding the ten or twelve acres of cotton on of the his and nickels and dimes have accumulated in her out they must come and Mary has another thrift stamp to her When Ed Kief started plowing Wednesday morning on the Will Smith he had gone only ' The map published oh page six Casa Grande last Sunday put a | will be found of great value to all picked up ball team against wishing to keep in touch with valence on the home and the ley reading county seat fellows horse of improvements in The nix Thursday coming down with H. H. of the Charter Engine Co. Mr. Mohn has contracted for the drilling of a 16 inch well on his 320 acre farm located in the Kennel worth the work of drilling and plant installation being contracted for with the Charter Co. During the coming week the drillers operating for the - Charter Co. expect to bring in three large In section 5, township 6 range 7 Dr. 320 acre they have drilled a 24 inch well to 70 thence dawn 290 feet with 16 inch going through 82 feet of splendid water bearing On the Arnold C. Smith 320 acre in Sec. 29, they have put down a 16 inch well 203 feet h. p. Charter Jackson pump of 1203 per minute At the Senator Brown big farm work has been the boles of his pump from the run type to the latest enclosed and plant is now pumping 1850 gallons per minute with 25 per cent less power than it was pumping 1650 gallons before this change The bid Charter has stood the test of an for three is now playing with the new condition and Senator Brown is happy that he jarred loose with the coin to make the Clampitt & Moss have moved their well rig from Cotton City to Toltec to drill two wells for which the Western Machinery company will equip with 80 h. p. Western engine and Layne & Bowler pumps State Tax Commissioners Charles R. Howe and Rudolph Kuchler spent Tuesday and Wednesday looking over the The progress of Casa Grande and development of the valley looked fine to and they did
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