Casa Grande Dispatch, January 12, 1940

Casa Grande Dispatch

January 12, 1940

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Casa Grande Dispatch (Newspaper) - January 12, 1940, Casa Grande, Arizona CIWB A transient of Uncle Sams tree groceries at the local relief depot for transient agricultural workers propositioned one of PUT grocery men He offered at a bargain in exchange lor Meats and other foods not on the giveaway twelve cases of canned milk and eight cases of tomatoes The grocer was irked and embroidered his refusal with criticism of the man who had obtained free stuff so far in excess of his familys needs The transient unabashed You are just you cant get some of it he opined It was my to re ceive at Christmas time from a kind relative three nice suits of shorts and the kind I like with beautiful candystripes in the shorts There only one flaw theshorts were a couple inches too fulsome for my slender waistline Resourceful iinan that J am I soon remedied that by taking Jimmies and neatly slitting a new set of buttonholes that exactly met I 1 hen proceeded to enjoy myChrist Per Year Casa Grande January 12 Id40 5c Per Copy mas gifts in the customary man ner Imgaine my surprize this morning when putting on a set of these lovely new garments I discovered Afr Richardsons laundry had done a superlatively clever darn ing up my pet buttonholes Yes sir my hat is off to this modern so almost are my shorts nCars Will Compete InlEveiits South wests Best Ho Initiate New Track At Rodeo Grounds Plenty of thrills tare spectators at theCasa Grande Jrof deo grounds Sunday when of the valley many of whom have never before seen midget racing which has become soj popular with in the past few Gosh Tm hungry What makes me that way I guess is that I got to thinking just now about that big SouthernPa cific depot celebration coming off Monday and when I get to think ing about I get to think ing about eating Ordinarily I dont like food of any rather starve than eat for some reason I do love to eat on trams One break fast especially I remember on a trip about eleven years ago a marve lous breakfast of bacon eggs and brown toast with the telephone poles whizzing by in the bright morning sun It was simply great The tele phone poles and eggs and bacon are all mixedup in my memory now but there was never anything tasted better because I had only a bowl of macorni soup will witness the first jof a series Sunday afternoon programs to staged on the newly construe tea race track by some leading irid get racers of the1 country Six big events arej on the proj gram that will startj promptly p two hours of ingexcitement and entertainment Those who wish to come earlier find the warmingup workouts the entrants interesting and have tiiiie to size up the contest ants and pick their favorites jag cording to Dr C R Nevins chAif man of the chamber of commerce committee in charge of arranKi ments The event is being as part of a program for some entertainment in Casa Grange by the chamber of commerce Participants are all members of Arizona Midget Racing and includes some of the best in tbe country the same that are putting on the series of races that have been underway in Phoenix jfpr several weeks Leader Will Bide Sunday The winners in Casa Grande events get credit for tbjeir points in the total which at the end of the yes vilr determine the state champion as well of course as the winners portion of the purses that No 2 THESE WJLL FIGURE W DEDICATION PROGRAM for me working so hard j will be made up from the racing cJl afternoon These are hard times I corporations portion of the gate i j receipts I sMre do like trains though and Bill Putney with 30 points leads always will As a rule I dont envy the pack for the seasons winnings more fortunate people obut I wouldnt mind being one of these big moguls on the Espee for awhile If I was president or some other big a railroad Id ride and ride and over that eating eggs and toast and watching the telephone poles fly past I wouldnt be riding in no box car either Now if Doctor Nevins was choos ing the kind of ride he 4iked best I believe to my soul hed ride in a midget automobile Hes so nutty about these midgets hes got tbe chamber of commerce and all the rest of the town hopped up about em and were going to have a big midget race Sunday afternoon Got a new track and everything and all the midget big shot racers are com ing down from Pfioenix JTuma and El Centro to strut their stuff and have a try for the purses Personal ly I dont now what its all about but Im going to find out maybe Ive been missing something The only midget car I ever saw was an Austin and am told thats a dwarf and not a true midget The midgets are bred of racing stock and all you have to do to start one going at top speed is fire a gun The caretaker at the race track has carefully plugged up all the gopher holes One ran down a hole in Phoenix last fall and they havent found it yet Robert Bookshack McNeil is a realist He was speculating as to who would be the judges at the high school oratorical contest Mon day night in which his sister Jean was a contestant Trying to be sociable and friendly like I asks Is your sister a good orator Says he with his wicked grin Thats what we are going to find j cember 31 out SELAH and will be here Sunday riding high wide and handsome in No 1 a Horn increase that lead if he can Pushing Putney hard for top honors is Bob Horhbrook with 25 points who will be driving No 11 special built Chevrolet Both are Phoenix men Leland Putney with 20 points Continued on back page Auto Piaffes Should Be Bought Now Failure of Arizona motor Vehicle operators to secure 1940license plates as soon as possible may re salt in unpleasant complications it was pointed out today by H Mc Ahren superintendent of the motor vehicle division of the highway department who urges all motorists to secure 1940 registra tion for their cars at once In previous years motor vehicle owners have been permitted to purchase license plates and pay per sonal property and vehioflar taxes during December and grant ed a thirtyday period of grace dur ing January j Because of the manner in which Uie new motor vehicle law of 1939 passed by the last legislature was written county assessors refused to issue license plates and tax payments juring ithe final Receipts Of Post Office At New High Receipts at the Casa Grande post office continued in 1939 ithe steady climb that has been uninterrupted over a period of several years ac cording to Mrs N Bess Prather postmaster A gain of a little more than seven per cent over 1938 was recorded when the books for 1939 were closed This is about average gainfor recent years with one or two years showing as much as a 15 per cent increase The greatest increase in any de partment was in the purchase of savings bonds the total for tie year being as compared with for increase of 600 per cent Machine cancellations for i the year were but there were many pieces mailed by hand on which the total number is not avail able The hdliday parcel post business made a decided gain over previous records j with an increase of more month of 1939 despite a mandate than 15 iper cent over the previous law making it illegal to I year i Dual Program Marks Depot Dedication Governor And S P Officials To Be Guests Of Honor Above J F Brown veteran Southern Pacific agent hi Oua Grande and leader I in civic upper left view of the new station to be Dedicated Monday afternoon lower left IMiayor H O PoOy Face who wffl welcome visitors lower Sen Coxon jmaater of cereinoinea lower Lowe superintendent of the Tuc son division of the S P Local Agent Excellent Well Is Brought In On Table Top Ranch One of the best wells in the val ley was brought in on the new sec tion of land being developed by Lynn moijriil 12 miles west of town this week by the Rosco Moss com pany First test showed gal lons per minute and it is believed this may be increased to when the cleaning out is completed The well is a mile south of tbe Table Top ranch formerly known as the White and Parker ranch The lift will about 120 feet Mrs Eisenbach Is Reeiected Head OfWomansClub of the operate public license plates after midnight De motor vehicles upon the highways without 1940 Friendship Club Is Entertained At Austrum Home The Friendship Club met Wed nestfay afternoon at the home of Mrs Paul Austrum with Mrs Sam Darr hostess Bridge and Chinese checkers were the diversions of the afternoon Refreshments Mesdames TSL were served to T Swenson Etta According to Mrs Prather the constant rapid increase tit postal I All Arizona county assessors have joined with officials of the motor vehicle department urging motorreliable ists to obtain their new license growth receipts j should be reflected in population increases in the U S census to be taken this year as postal receipts are one of the most indicators of population Rathbun Paul Ripple Bernice taken this Owen Willie Bowser Caroline stated Templeton Leona Roberts Chrisj tine Franklin Marie Nussbaumer plates without fail i during the month of January j Superintendent McAhern also issued a general warning to j all persons who reside Arizona and make their living within the boundaries of the State yet con tinue to purchase license plates If or their automobiles from adjoining states While this practice has been frowned upon in the past and some attempt has been made to eradicate it more strenuous measures will be year jMcAhern has W W Powell Catherine Nordwick Henry Kochsmeier Lottie Shel don Paul Austrum Amandus Peters Claude Wells Tom Evetts and Miss Mary Nussbaum THE REBEKAH committee met Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs Paul Ripple to complete plans for the Cruise around tBe World on the that will be held Thursday iiight Jan 18 at the W O W halL A hundred new boxes were added at the post office last July and all the smaller ones are rented with only of the large package size boxes untaken General de livery service also indicates a sub stantial I increase in transient pa trons Enlargement and remodel ing of thepost office building is planned i for an early date RESULTS AT THE BRIDGE Tournament held at the home of Mrs Robert Denton Tuesday even ing were as follows North and South Dr and Mrs H B Lehm berg first and Mrs Denton and Tommy Dykes second East and West Verne Dalby and C W Hois ington first and Mrs Mary Gold en and Henry Lee second Dr and Mrs Lehmberg and the DalbyHois ington team tied with nine tops Mrs W W Eisenbach was re elected president of the Casa Gran de Womans club at a meeting Fri day afternoon Jan 5 Others who served with Mrs Eisenbach for the 1940 year were Mrs T M Carlton first vice president Mrs Bernice Owen sec opd vicepresident Mrs Paul Rip ple recording secretary Mrs H O treasurer Mrs W Wood corresponding secretary Mrs N Bess Prather auditor board members are Mrs E H Boyd and Mrs Christine Franklin After election of officers a social hour was enjoyed Bridge and whist were Eisen bach treated all with home made candy Milligan Becomes Chairman Of Board For High School Les Milligan was elected chair man of the high school board at an organization meeting early this week Mrs S P Morgan newly elected member was made clerk The retiring member was G E Richerson who has served nine years the past five as chairman The board voted to adopt the policy of making the oldest member chairman each year Other mem bers of theboard in order of their length of service are E T Hooper Floyd Fergus and L E Marr Winners In Dramatics Announced best in The annual contest sponsored by the Dramatics department of the high school Miss Sarah Downey instructor was held at the high school Monday afternoon anil eve ning object being to choose the each division for competi tion in the district meet to tie held at Glendale Thursday In the afternoon the humorous divisionheld their tryoutsj with five entrants land Rev Welton Rotz Mrs Waldo Christy and Miss Mary Schickedantz acting as judges First place went to Julia Maye Hendrix second tc Nell Barmes and third to Sutah Parker Other contestants were Phyllis Newcomb and Lenzil Cowan In tie evening both the dr unatic and declamatory contests were held Judges of both were Mrs Chas Laughlin Rev Wiley Hintoln and Rev Rotz Seven competed in the dr unatic division first place going to Vir ginia Cruz second to Mildred King and third to Jo Frances Willis Others entering were Barbara Jean Morris Julia Mac Civic Record Was Leader In Many Enterprises That Made Early History Peebles Violet Fadden and Russell Anderson Bill Hendrix won first place the declamatory sect nd go ing to Jean McNeil and U ird to Kay Branscomb Other cont slants were Marjorie Deal Lenjore Dykes and Allen McFadden Subjects of winning dedal tations are as follows Humoroui Brotherly Love Continue Dra GurgoMaster Ora Monster in i in THE CASA GRANDE Junior Wo mans club met Wednesday night at the Club House Mrs Edwin Plumb president presided Plans Were made for party to be held Feb 14 at the club house for mem bers and guests Mrs Charles Ma jors was appointed chairman for the party The meeting will be held Jan 24 anil isjto be a Creative Day program and is in charge of Mrs Lois Hainmer Harold Hodder is I i i s The spotlight thrown upon Casa Grandes veteran railway agent J F Brown by the celebration of the opening of the new depot Monday next reveals more than just anoth erticket seller and telegraph opera tor It calls attention once again to a career of unusual service to com munity as well as employer which has brought recognition to Casa Grandes depot agent as one of its most distinguished froni whose endeavors in public service the community and surrounding area will receive benefits long after he is gone from the scene Mr Brown came to Casa Grande as station master in 1908 after he had worked at every station be tween El Paso and Yuma and had decided this was the town with the brighest promise of development and growth He was one of the perhaps the first to conceive the possibili ties of Coolidge dam a dream re alized twenty years later after two decades of unremitting effort to ward that end Newspaper files lot Casa Grande and Tucson tell me story of that long battle in which J F Brown was one of the fore most and most tireless leaders Dreams of Coolidge dam began to take on tangible form following a personal trip by Mr Brown to Seattle where he met U S Secret Continued on back page Red Cross Drive Doubles Members In Local District The Red Cross membership in Casa Grande this year is more than double that of a year ago accord ing to E G Lavers chairman The drive recently completed under di rection of Mrs George Branscomb enrolled 130 County and state Red Cross officials have ex pressed themselves as highly pleased with results j To the casual observer this is only slightly more than those of former years j but the difference lies ih the fact that this year the communities of Sacaton and Etoy were not included in the Can Grande enrollment The 130 mem bers are all of this community and immediate vicinity j Election of officers for the local Red Cross chapter will be held in the office of the Can patcn next Tuesday Those interested are inviled to be present and participate in he voting T Bob Jones his execu tive secretary Y C White and ten or more high officials of the Southern Pacific railway will be the honor guests Monday at Casa Gran des big doubleheader celebration marking completion and dedication of the new S P depot here and in cluding the annual banquet of the Casa Grande chamber of com merce The dedicatory program will take plaqe in the afternoon and the visitors will remain to enjoy the annual banquet as honored guests and speakers in the evening Railway representatives who will give address at the afternoon and evening functions include L G Patterson of Los Angeles assistant to the vice president in charge of operations and personal represen tative of the president G B Han son of Los Angeles general passen ger agent and A A Lowe of Tuc son superintendent of the Tucson division Many Visiting Officials Other visiting railway officials who will participate in the celebra tion in one way or another include George A Bays assistant superin tendent of Tucson division T W Saul division engineer A L Mc tmry assistant engineer and T Jackson B B supervisor all of Tucson R A Greenwade district freight agent and Sol Schwartz district passanger agent of Phoe nixW C Pryor of Yuma train master and Jack Stewart of Cool idge roadmaster J K Brown veteran agent and boss of the Casa Grande station be sides playing host to the veterans at his new depot home is on the pro gram for a short address in the afternoon and will introduce his guests of the railroad fraternity at the evening function The dedicatory program in the afternoon will be held on the east patio of the new station and wffl be opened with a group of musical numbers by the bands of the Casa gram marschools both under direction of C W Hoisington music instruc tor A welcome will be extended by Mayor H O Pace and greetings by Governor Jones at both after noon and evening meetings To PresentCivic Leaders Senator William Coxon secretary of the chamber of commerce and freight clerk for the Espee will be master of ceremonies in the after noon and E H Boyd president of the chamber of commerce and edj tor of the Dispatch will preside at the annual banquet in the evening Heads of the civic organizations will be introduced at the afternoon meeting and members of the board of directors of the chamber of com merce the celebration committee headed by Mrs N Bess Prather and visiting chamber of commerce officials and others will be intro duced in the evening J The evening program which will be held in the Womans club build ing where a turkey dinner will be served by club members win be enlivened with music by Gene Rede accomplished violinist and Miss Twila Kress gifted vocalist both of Phoenix Tea In Cactus Garden In the afternoon following the program at the station a tea for visitors and local people will be given in the beautiful cactus garden at the Gene Vallette heme where those who wish may inspect the extraordinary collection cacti and the extensive collection of Indian relics and curios Mr and Mrs Vallette will be host and hostess at this event which will be informal as will also the other two affairs i on the day Southern Pa cific visitors wh6 may remain over night will be guests at la Hacienda guest ranch operated near Casa Grande by Misses Mabeland Ruth Blake Banners and other street deco rations arranged by a committee scheduled to begin their work this headed by Jack Rimol will give a festive air to the city for the oc casion The street decorators are morning The club house wfll be decorated for the banquet by a committee of which Frank Chip man is the head and tables by a committee headed by Mrs E H Boyd Mrs W A Deal recording secretary for the chamber ofcom merce has charge of ticket sales for the banquet at which only 175 seats win be available because of limitations of the hall Members of the com merce who have not obtained tickets inay do so by catting at the chamber of commerce officfe or by callingVza Reservations early as possible Deal on the phone should be madeas MRS H H ROBERTS entertain ed her afternoon bridge club Friday afternoon Lovely refreshmeate were served to Mrs Charles Nevtns Nbnna LanghHnilMrs Oytes Bogner Mrs Irene JCcCowan Mrs Georte Beeier Parma Brans comb and Melvin ;