Casa Grande Dispatch, December 3, 1937

Casa Grande Dispatch

December 03, 1937

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Casa Grande Dispatch (Newspaper) - December 3, 1937, Casa Grande, Arizona FINAL COUNTYS LEADING NEWSPAPER Vol 26 Per Year CASA GRANDE ARIZONA FRIDAY DECEMBER 3 1937 5c Per Copy No 49 Richardson Wins State PistoTMeet Highest Aggregate Score Is Made By C I Richardson at Casa Grande won top honors in the state matches held Sunday in connection with the annual meeting of the Arizona State Pistol association Richard son shot a grand aggregate score of 1085 in the four individual matches topping George Parker of Tucson who was runnerup with 108S Richardson was first in the JB national match course event the 38 calibre police course event Parker won the 36 national match course and the 45 police coufsjS events At the election of officers held during the noon hour Sam Mans feld of Tucson was elected presi dent of the organization W K Nogales first vice presi dent Harold G Wells second vice president Norman Adair Yuma third vice president Howard Hath away Tucson secretarytreasurer Earl Sell Casa Grande range oC3 cer Bar Dean Phoenix business manager Following were the winning scores Match No 1 national match course 22 calibre individual C I Richardson 271 T L Freasier Phoenix 270 Juanita Dean Phoe nix 265 Class B same match A Lerua Tucson 263 Earl Dean Phoenix 260 Match No 2 national match course 38 calibre individual George Parker Tucson 276 C L Richardson 270 Hap Adams Tuc son 269 Class B same Earl Dean Phoenix 260 O J Ballan tyne Nogales 251 Match No 3 38 calibre police course C I Richardson 286 Dwight Tracy Tucson 280 George Parker 276 Class B Earl Dean 269 T J Continued on back page DECORATION CONTESTS PLANNED TO ENCOURAGE YULETIDE SPIRIT Offer Prizes For Stores And Homes INTEREST GROWS IN BIG BROTHER MOVE TO SPREAD XMAS CHEER Great interest on the port of individuals and organizations are being shown in the Big Brothers San FOlppo chairman reported this week as only a few more weeks remain to complete the raising of the funds to Me that every child in Casa Grande is visited by Santa Cteus this Christmas The aim of the Big dub is to see that the children of Oaaa Grande have a merry Mr San Ffflppo Bald We do not care whether the childs parents are deserving or whether they are aUfUeam We want the child to know the Joy of Christmas regardless of the character of their School officials are cooperating with the Big Brothers commit tee in the compilation of a list of children who should be taken care of hi this years Big Brother distribution The compilation of the list is regarded as one of the important phases of the campaign Each child win receive toys candy fruits and nuts the size of the gifts depending upon the success of i the drive for funds Baptist Church Destroyed By Flames Will Be Rebuilt Fire Of Undetermined Origin Friday Evening Leads To Total Loss The First Baptist church de stroyed by fire Friday night win be rebuilt church leaders announc ed this week Definite plans have not yet been made but a survey of the situation after the fire resulted Red Makes Plea For Clothing Another appeal for donations of clothing for relief work among needy families of the valley was made this week by the Casa Gran de Red Cross chapter Colder weather has increased the demands Hearing On Picacno Triangle Is Asked Request for a public hearing on the proposed condemnation of land at the junction of the Coolidge and Casa Grande highway near Pi oacho was filed ibis week with the state highway department by the Casa Grande chamber of com merce The hearing is aimed to point out tbe advisability of with drawing proceedings already start ed by tbe department to condemn the triangular piece of property which in recent years has been used largely for signs giving highway Club To Hold Yule Bazaar Many attractive items desirable for use in the home or as Christ mas gifts win be offered at the annuar bazaar to be conducted by the Womans club of Casa Grande in tbe clubhouse nest Tuesday aft ernoon beginning at 2 oclock ac cordimr to Mrs R A Wood chair man for tbe event In addition to the attractive dis plays visitors wffl enjoy tea and a program the latter to be present ed by a group of Ugh school stu dents under tbe direction of Miss Mary Golden Another spcual feantre win be the gHrfng away of a quHt made by members of the dub in recent weeks Seven booths will be set up for hav echarge Of the apron booth have charge of the apron booht Mrs Paul Anstrum the fancy work Mrs J L Boyd homemade candy Mrs W W Powell pies cakes and cookies Mrs Lucffle Wood fish pond for Mrs R R Palmer foods Mrs Ray Brother ton fortunetelling Mrs M M Doak is chairman of the quilt com mittee The basaar is one of the most enjoyable feattres on the years program of events and the public te riven a cordial invitation to at tend and enjoy the social gathering and program as weH as to look over tbe offerings on which much time has been spent by club mem bers There Is no admission charge Proceeds from the sale of bazaar items wil go to fund for retirement of the bunding debt Cotton Market Of Past Week quotations on May the past week Nov 21 Nov Toeaday Nov Dee 1 Dee t upon the chapter for clothing and tte crastruction of a jKekl representative new building pomts out spectal The church was destroyed in a needs is clothing for a family con fire of undetermined origin which gating of boys eight four and two broke out about 7 oclock Friday and a half years oid anj gjris six night When discovered by Rev D Bind seven years old Old quilts and Wayne Robertson pastor of the I blankets also are needed Mrs Lav i church who saw the blaze from j ers aaij the parsonage in th erear of the I building the entire building was a j I mass of flames Thefrie departI ment was summoned and by quick and efficient work it was bale to save the parsonage which at first appeared to be doomed The church was of frame and stucco construction and was bunt in 1920 at a cost of approximately Insurance of approximately was carried on the building The loss was complete including all furniture seats and church sup plies The pastor had only recently completed a program of repainting and redecorating on the interior Several attractive shadetrees and a new winter lawn recently put in were killed by the heat of the flames Until a new church is bunt the regular church and Sunday school services i being held in the chapel of the Plenz mortuary The following statement was is sued yesterday by the church We wish to thank the fire de partment and friends who so nobly saved our parsonage from fire We laso thank Mr and Mrs Plenz for donating their chapel for the use of Sunday school and church work until we Leon Morgan Held On Lilians Store Burgltfry Charges Solution of three burglaries of the past year is claimed by officers with the recent arrest of Leon Morgan 19 held in the county jail at Florence on charges of burglary Morgan is accused of breaking into Lukins store on three different oc casions Officers report that he has confessed to all three offenses The first burglary was on De cember 26 1936 when about or was stolen On January 19 Of this year the store again was broken into but nothing was lost The last theft was on February 8 when a revolver and some cigar ettes were stolen The arrest of Morgan when officers recently located the rvolver Morgan figured in a court case several months ago as the com plianing witness when Deputy Sheriff Rye Miles and L W Kast ner were charged with beating him Miles and Kastner were acquitted at the preliminary hearing Call Of RedCross Tops Quota Enrollment Of 225 New Members Sets Casa Grande Record The Casa Grande Red Cross roll caU not only went over the quota but the highest figure in recent years according to the final report made yesterday by Elsbeth Lingard cmnpaign chairman The campaign officially ended Thanks giving day although several extra days were needed to clean up all details The report showed a fatal of hi memberships collected including approximately from Sacaton This exceeded the 175 membership quota for the district and was weH above the high mark of two years ago It is the first time that the quota hks beeen exceeded by as many as SO members High tribute to the cooperation assistance given during the cam paign was paid yesterday by Mrs E G Lavers field representative of the Red Cross Casa Grande responded very generously this year to the roll call with organizations and individuals playing their part both as workers and The campaign chairman Miss Lingard deserves special commendation for her ef forts and leadership in the drive We cannot j thank Mrs A E Rob inson and the people of Sacaton for that communitys contribution toward the iron call The LiQns and Rotary clubs each joined i 00 per cent Rev Cur ry Love of the Lions and Jean Val Desert Club Hears Current Events Program At Meeting lette of the Rotary directing the resulted j roll call among those clubs W F Miller and Cecil Engand of the Casa Grande schools and Miss Mar garet Cruz of the Catholic womens organizations handjed the enroll ment hi those groups Connie Rlch erson and Bernice Meyer spent Saturday in seeking small contri butions hi the business district from those unable to pay mem bership fees To all of these and to all others who aided and cooperated the Casa Grande chapter wishes to extend its deep A program of current events fea tured the meeting of the Desert Womans club Friday at the home of Mrs Jewel Ray A two minute talk was given by Mrs Geroge Hanna and a book review by Mrs Cornman The aftrneoons activities concluded with a shower inhonor of Mrs George HardawayRefresh ments were served by Mrs Ray The club win hold its next meet ing Friday December 10 at the home of Mrs Ray with Mrs Walker and Mrs Fast as hostesses REV WILEY HENTON pastor of the Calvary Baptist church of Casa Grande left Monday for Glen dale where he will spend a week conducting the music in connection with a revival being staged at Calvary dale Baptist church of Glen Marion Green Gets New Trick Saddle Miss Marion Green Casa Grande rodeo trick rider and horse breed er Monday received a new trick saddle which she plans to use in future trick exhibitions The sad dle was made by Paul Showalter of Patagonia from whom it was or dered by Miss Green when she was doing trick riding at the Santa Cruz rodeo and flair in October It is all hand made with round skirts German silver trick horn quilted seated and flower stamp with Miss Greens name on the fenders Mr Showalter has a reputation among rodeo and riding circles as a saddle maker and silver engraver His parents delivered the saddle to VM iss Green at Casa Grande Chamber Of Commerce And Arizona Edison Cooperate In Move A movement to stimulate the Christmas spirit in Casa Grande with holiday lighting and decroat ng was launched this week from tw odifferent sources The cham ber of commerce announced plans for interesting merchants and bus iness bouses in decorating the fronts of their stores while tbe Arizona Edison company an nounced a similar move for the de corating and lighting of homes hi the residential sections The chamber Of commerce an nounced its offer of a first prize of and a second prize of ot the business house which have the best decorated front during the holiday season Grady Thurman has been named chairman of this activity The Arizona Edison company through J P Sexton district su perintendent announced a contest for the home in Casa Grande hav ing the most beautiful Christmas decorationsand lighting A first prize of and a second prize of have been offered by the Edi son company The announcement of the two prizes are expected to result in a concerted effort on the part of merchants and residents to make Casa Grande ablaze with Chirstmas color and brightness The move is regarded by business men as important to the commun ity as the attractive holiday attire of the stores and business district is regarded as contributing to a large extent to creating of a real Christmas spirit among the people of the community Appointment of judges has yet been made tut will be nounced by Banquet To Be Given In Honor Of Cougar Squad The Casa Grande union high school football squad wffl honor guests at a banquet to te served by the Lions and Rotary clubs of Casa Grande as a tri bute to the Cougars football efforts of the past season Mem bers of the high school band also win be Invited The banquet wffl be served ty the girls of the high school ban e economics department under fl e supervision of Mrs Edtth Ha wood in the basement of ttie Presbyterian church at oclock Tuesday evening Tlte Lions ana Rotarfauw wffl smi pend their regular weekly mee t ings to give way to the banquc L not an Big Elk Barbecue To Be Staged By Game Association Plans for an Elk barbecue with a big 300 pound elk providing the meat for the meal were revealed this week by the Casa Grande Game Protective association Tbe barbecue wffl take place at Cotton wood Grove Sunday December IS at four oclock The event is free to all who pay a membership fee in the game association The game group recently sent George Anderson of Casa Grande to northern Arizona to get an elk for this purpose and he returned this week with a 309pound buck which will be placed In storage un til tune for the big party Carr Mc Natt will be hi charge of the bar becuing assisted by Bernard Dar William H Sawtelle state game warden has accepted an invitation to attend He will bring with him some pictures of Arizona wild Ife which will be shown as part of the Sullivan Renamed Employment Officer Dan Sullivan manager of the Final county reemployment office was reappointed to that post ac cording to announcement of ap pointments made this week by Lewis Irvine state director of the Arizona employment service The appointments were made under a reorganization plan whereby man agers were required to pass civil service examinations Mr Sullivan passed his examination with a wide margin Mary V Andrews was ap pointed interviewer for the Final office Officers Ma Quick Arrests Chamber Of Commerce To Launch Years Program At Annual Banquet Thursday Dr Chester H Smith Of University Of Arizona To Be Chief Speaker And J J ODowd Of Tucson Toastmasier With the aim of launching a busy program of activities for the next years under the new officers theCasa Grande chamber of commerce will hold its annual banquet Thursday evening 9 at the Casa Grande womans clubhouse A huge civic gsth ering of Casa boostats wen as distinguished toasts from other it planned for that evening Dr Cheiter H Smith of the law department of of Ari zona at Tucson prin cipal speaker J J ODowd Toe Farm Committees To Direct 1938 Program Elected In Burglar Goods Stolen From Mandell Meyer Halstead Recovered Within 24 hours after the Han dell and Meyer store was the vic tim of a burglary Sunday night the two men alleged to have hrocen into the store were in jail and vir tually all of the stolen goods were recovered Th earrest also resulted in the solution of the burglary Sat urday night of the Halstead lim ber company and the recovery several of the half dozen ffejsh lights stolen there The men arrested by Thoinas night marshal and 5uy Baker city marshal were Cheiter Kinser of Ethel W and Cl lar ley Harris of Mississippi bott of whom were transients Officers re ported that the two men confe sed to the burgarlies signing wri ten confessions They were arraigned before H G White justice of the peace waived preliminary hearing and are now in the county jail at Florence awaiting action in the su perior r i T v The burglary of the Mandell land Meyer store was featured by the discrimination displayed by the burglars Each article selected ras of the higherquallty goods and ap peared to be chosen for size as ran as value and compactness Artistes which the burglars apparently tended to carry away appeared to have been abandoned when other goods of higher quality were dis covered One example of the tetter the removal of several pain of shoes out of the window a pick ed for No 7 were thn wn aside after the thieves discovered the Floresheim shoes in another part of the store The same aha of Florshelms were selectedThe hi rg lars started from the mens depi irf ment and worked low evideitly behind the counter and swept around to the womens departmi nt working systematically and thor Continued on back Oommitteemen to conduct the 1938 agricultural conservation pro gram in Final county were named at meetings held in Casa Grande and Coolidge Tuesday The Casa Grande community committee will consist of J R Storey H Roland Curry and C Mffljgan The CooUdgeFlorence committee selected at a meeting held at Cool idge consists of Ed Lacey V W Greer J H Zelleweger and C V Hanna At both meetings Carl E Teeter secretary of the state agricultural conservation board discussed ob the 1938 program Mr Teeter presented figures showing that the expected carryover of cot ton would be large both hi the United States and hi the world as a whole in Farm Unit To Hear Talk By Soecialist In Rural Sociology The regular monthly meeting of the Casa Grande farm bureau aad past pres ident of TIMSUU chamber of commerce wfll serve as toastmast Last Tribute IsPddTo Mrs Clements Final tribute to W P dements for more than 20 years active in Casa Grande affairs was paid by many Casa Grandeans at services conducted at the Presbyter ian church Monday afternoon Mrs Clements died at 11 JO oclock Sat urday night fonowing a long ffl were con Love pas the er A large attendance of Tucson fact that the Tucson chamber of commerce wffl stam st geodwffl motorcade to Cask that day and number of the visitors are expected to remain oveg to attend the fltiainber of comBevesBanquet Invocation at banquet wffl be given by Rev P J Murphy rector of St Anthonys Catholic church and benediction by Rev Curry H Love pastor of the Presbyterian church A M Peck new president of the chamber of commerce Mel vin Jensen retiring president and Winiam Coxon secretary wffl have a part in the prgoram Wilson one of the new directors wffl serve as chairman of the com mittee hi charge of arrangements for the banquet The chamber of commerce has been notified of the approaching visit of the Tucson good wffl mot orcade but definite details have not yet been received However a crowd is expected to visit the city and arrangements wffl be made for qi luncheon at f3T of sunted their December 1 and the annual ssot quet wffl give them the first Op portunity to discuss with the tnU iship tbe prgoram and as of chamber for tbe year of the Bast Services at the ducted by Rev Curry tor of tho churcb Grande chapter Order era Stars was hi at the grave Burial was hi Moun tain View cemetery Mrpt D H Prettyman and Mrs TTiiUnn Mar grave accompanied by Mrs Mary Golden sans The Lord is My and Lead Kindly at the church Besides her husband W P dem ents prominent Casa Grande bus iness man land one of tbepioneer bankers of the community she leaves three sons Clifford Clements Coolidge Dudley dements Boise Idaho and Jack dements Casa Grande a brother Fred NeUman Nampa Idaho and two sisters Mrs Jennie Kenyan CasH Grande and Mrs James Gufld Mrs dements was a native of Glade Katiaaa Her parents moved to Wtyoming when she child and she received her education at be held next Tuesday evening De Evanston Wyo From there she cember 7 at oclock in the moved to Dtamondrffl where she Casa Grande city hall As gu st speaker the bureau has invited B Ballantyne specialist in rural sociology of the University of Ari zona extension service Mr Bjal lantyne will discuss Bonded debtedness in the county tax bur M A Anderson chairman of the state farm bureau cotton commit tee who has recently returned from a trip to Washington in the THE AMERICAN AUXILIARY will meet Thursday December 9 at the home of Mrs Bertha Baty instead of Tuesday December 7 as had been previous ly arinounced interest of cotton legislation vlll give his impressions of the farm measures which are proposed A cottonproduction and mar LEGION ketlng will be discussjed by Bert Harrington who has quested time on the program to d s cuss this subject There will be music and ments will be served Fipps Is Given Long Term For Haunted Corral Murder Cecil Curley Fipps 22 year old cowboy entered a plea of guilty to second degree murder in the haunted corral1 murder case yes terday and was sentenced to a term of 20 to 30 years in the state prison by Superior court Judge E W McFarkuid at Florence He was immediately taken to the peniten tiary to start serving his sentence Fipps was scheduled to be tried before a jury yesterday on first degree murder charges He was ac cused of shooting Henry Towner to death last May When his case was called his attorneys offered the plea of guilty to second degree murder which was accepted by the state Judge McFarland sen tenced him immediately i While Fipps was being sentenced the jury was deliberating over tie William Wheeler Araval cowboy charged with intent murder A B Deaver cattle inspector in a gun battle last Jul y The alleged assault is said to hare occurred when Wheeler and Je Towner brother of Henry Towni r encountered Deaver and Joe File re who at that time was out bail charged with the murder Towner near the Haunted Corral ranch Flleger was later cleared the murder confessed charge when At press time the jury was still deliberating with indications poin ing to a deadlock The case wits given to the jury at oclocjk Wednesday met Mr dements They were mar ried in September 1902 After sev eral years hi Idaho and Mrs dements came to Phoenix for health settling in Casa Grande in 1916 She has been a member of the Eastern Stars for many years and was a past worthy matron of the Casa Grande chapter She also was active in work at the Presbyterian church and was for many years connected with the womans club although in recent years her health forced her retirement from some of her activities For the past three years Mrs dements has been in poor health Several months ago she went to a California clinic for treatment but hope for her recovery was aban doned and a few weeks ago she returned home Casaba Practice Is St irted By Cougars Bjketban Cas Gzande union day wttk about bin ins out for openins prae Oea Tbe Cougars wfll haw aom of last years as weH Dos star who was htghftr rated coast school last fan Veterans back tins Danny Armenia Davbt Hatchett Jim Cook Nussbettmer Cougars wffl their sea son against ToUeson December 15 Homer Ward Hears News Of Death Of Youngest Brother Brewer W Ward 40 wellknown in Casa Grande because of frequent visits with his brother Homer Ward Casa Grande constable died suddenly at bis to Decatnr Wednesday Homer Ward leSt Wednesday night on tbe Apache for Decatnr to attend the Mr Ward for 11 years has been a professor hi the college at De catur For five years was coach atBethany He enlisted m the army from Phoenix as radio operator and served hi the Oahu island of thv Hawaiian group at what was then one of the largest radio sta tions hi the world Besides his brother leavss another brother J B Ward of Junction C3ty Kana two Mrs Robert Lowmastor Peoria Illinois and Mrs Ninevah Ktoch ser Rockford HI and bis mother Mrs T J Ward at Pana HL 80 miles frmo Decatnr He was un married Early Scores Lose For Cougar Eleven In Gopher Battle Unable to overcome the first quarter lead of the Florence Go phers the Casa Grande union high school Cougars wound up their sea son with a 13 to 0 defeat at the hands of their traditional rivals Thanksgiving day marking the sec ond loss to the Gophers this sea son The Casa Grande Cougars closed the season with four vic tories and five defeats After a blocked punt resulted in one score and a 70 yard run by Ned Palmer in another during the first few minutes of play the Couj gars settled down to a great dej fensive held the Gophers t1 scoreless for the rest of the battle However they failed to show the offensive strength necessary to overcome the lead ONLY A SHOPPING DAYS Until CHRISTMAS ;