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   Casa Grande Dispatch (Newspaper) - August 26, 1954, Casa Grande, Arizona                                STATS OF ARIZ DEPT 0 LIB S ARCHIVES STA1S ROOM 309 ARIZ DISPATCH This Week 2050 Papers Printed 20 PAGES 3 SECTIONS FINAL COUNTYS LEADING NEWSPAPER WEATHER IN CASA GRANDE Thursaar 05 99 78 Friday 0 96 75 Saturday T 9T 75 Sundav 04 98 Monday T 100 68 Tuesday 0 39 68 Wednesday 0 101 70 VOLUME 43 ASA GRANDE ARIZONA THURSDAY AUGUST 26 1954 lOc Per Copy NUMBER 34 More Cotton Workers Expected This Year Heavier Hand Picking Predicted As Season Gels Underway The harvesting of the 1954 Col ton Crop Pnial County is now well underway For theweek end ing August 20 there were eight of ihe countys thirty irve cotton gins in operation There WPS 829 bales of cotton ginned during this week making a total of bales being ginned for the season according to Wil bert 3 Soltau Final County Man ager for the Arizona State Em Uloyment Service The present supply of workers for coiton pickingappears to be adequate for those cotton whep t ers providing bousing The numthfi amount tier of cotton pickers available to by Mcmtey drive put each day is hnuteo A report received last week Irem the Arizona Cotton Growers Association told ol a surplus ol labor jn south Texas teat would be available for Arizona Arrange ments are now in progress tojat Mact some of these workers to Final County If any grower is interested tbese workers he is urged ta con tain E S McSweeny of the Ari zona Cotton Growers Association any office ol the Arizona State Service There is al so a supply of Colored workers available in Mississippi Ttese workers will require a transpor tation fee We anticipate a slightly greatea number of hand pickers in Ptaal County this year as compared to a year ago This with the use of machines and the reduced cotton atveageis to create a short ed picking season We expect only clean up operationto exist after the first of the year The use of Contracted Mexican Rational workers in the county will depend on the available sup ply of local tyorkers When and if the supply of Ideal workers exhausted foreign work ers will be considered Buttes Dam Is Explained JoRoiarians Growers Could Realize Income Carl A Anderson project engi neer of tne San Carlos Irrigation atuJ Drainage District lold Ro farians Tuesday noon that tiie f proposed Buttes Dam couid bring an additional cash income of ap proximately amtually to growers of the San Carlos Dis trict Mr Anderson spoke on the plications that would arise fron tee constnretiort rf the proposed Buttes Dam ana also the benefits that would be derived from its construction He stressed Hie point Jhat its tor iBood control recreational purposes irrigation and power be utmost value to the community Approximate cost lor construc tion of the dam has been esti mated at with anothe required to eefflove flu railroad is in flie way of the Be stated that tbe would store approximately acre jteet of water which would com 4am 3Sa Mid San Pedrc SSvers It would be about S3 long and 350 feet iugh JBach acre foot is estimated t produce approximately worth agricaHural Wife storage of aore feet o water available at the proposed darn growers of the San Carlo district could realize an additional tasb income of approximately annaally BE Rugg program drair for the day Benefit Dance And Carnival Is Successful Count Token Monday Totals More To Come Vigorous efforts of the various civic organizations to make Sat urday nights Benefit Dance and Carnival for the Emergency Polio Campaign a success were reward ed when a total of marked of collections made noon with money still lo be collected Lions Club with Boots Claunts as chairman arranged for the cars that were auctioned off to the highest bidder They were also in charge of the Bean Guessing contest for the half of beef Chuck Johnson was the winner with a guess of 1900 beans There were 865 in the pot Junior Womans Club with Ats Edward Carrington chair man assisted by the Womans lub and Business and Profes icnal Womens Club donated the akes for the Cake Walk Mrs N C Nupen was chair man for the P T which had barge of the Fish Pond The soft drink concessions were taken care of by the Rotary Club Berth Tommy Davis chairman Kiwanis Club with Andy Gu uie chairman was in charge of ie game of the evening The Business and Professional Womens Club were in charge of nvitmg the political candidates The HiLo Square Dancers ol Phoenix were well received as were the Montgomery Family land of Casa Grande Anyone wishing to make a con ribution may still do so as the rive will continue through Aug st 31st Send contributions to ither Mrs Helen Combs chair man at 1100 North Gilbert or in care of the Chamber of Com rrjerce Bill Btzqibboii Es New Assistant County Agent BUI Fitzglbbon has assumed dittMC tiiis weak as County Agent of Pinal Coun ty A graduate of Cornell UniTertity Mr Fiiigibbon has taught vocational agricul ture in state of Kew York and Maryland Until recently he was managing operat ing a cattle ranch of purebred soiled He arriwl last week from Elkridge Maryland accompanied by his wife Laura Anna daugh ter Suxanne and son Robert Group Starts JSwedyzation Of Survey and After Indian Tribal Council Votes To Back Buttes Dam Project Organize Casa Grande Livestock And Rodeo Assn Delbert Brooks was elected the emporary president of the Casa Srande liivetock and Rodeo As ociation at its second meeting eld Tuesday evening in the Com munity room of the Valley Na lonal Bank Also elected to temporary office were Dr J B Hmton vice presi ent Ted Nelson secretary and Mickey McNatt treasurer These fficers will ierve until the arti les of incorporation are com leted Serving on the Board of Direc ors are Dusty Owens Pete Bide ganf Virgil Rush Darwin Parks X B Lloyd Charles Ross Dr Roy The above pictures both photographed at an exposure of for 10 seconds show the startling difference between Casa Grandes former lighting system on Highway 84 through the downtown district and Jhe new mercury vapor Mi of lights in the bottom picture Both pictures were taken from Five Points looking East Second Street Is Brightest In Valley With New Vapor Lamps Service Co flooded Highway 84 as it passes through the city with he first Set Of Lights Covers Over A Mile On Highway 84 and were mounted 12 feet off the ground I O U Pengelly Casa Grande manager of the Public Service Casa Grande was literally Out further pointed out that th the Arizona Public In a dedication ceremony Mon day night Mayor Chet Jones of ficially turned on the circuit but from the new Council To Meet With Chambers Commerce When Data Ready The construction of proposed Buttes Dam a project which would save tremendous amounts of irrigation water for the Indians and White people in the San Car os District was a step nearer completion last Wednesday when he Indian Tribal Council voted n favor of securing the dam The Indian Councils meeting bllowed a similar meeting of Pribal representatives led by Governor Loyde Allison an id Chambers Florence Jrande to discuss procedures in tViio Ken Flowers and Deryle Wallace Members of the Grounds Com mittee are Delbert Brooks Chas Ross Mickey McNatt architect and Pete Bidegan An organizational meeting was held at the Community Room last night The association is to in corporated under the Arizona Law on a nonprofit basis It is made up of a group oi local citizens in erested in rodeos horseback rid ng and horse shows Incorporators are Dusty Ow ens Darwin Parks Mrs Virgil Owens Dr J BHinton Pat Pret vman Ken Flowers Delbert Broofes C R MaGee Naser iCnight and Mickey McNatt The association purchased the Gila Bend Rodeo Grounds equip ment last week Yearly membership dues have been set at and the initia tiori fee will be It was decided that each member will be nven one share of common stock Free Each stockholder will hold one vote in the election of offi Commerce Coolidge and from Casa securing the The Tribal Councils to o ahead with promotion of the Jam gives unified strength be lind the move and the committee composed of Chamber of Com merces and Indian representa ives will now meet to plan di rect contacts wita the necessary authorities Governor Allison who as Gov ernor ofthe PimaMaricopa In dian community at Sacaton is also chairman of the Tribal Coun il announced he will make an effort to secure all available in formation on surveys exploratory work and reports concerning the dam before this meeting is Called In an effort to do so letters re questing any possible infonnatioa on the subject have been sent to Arjzonas Senators and Repre sentatives in Washington and also to the Indian Bureau in Phoenix Accompanying these letters are copies of the Dispatch with stories explaining the situation In addition Senator Carl Hay den was contacted by telephone and voiced an interest in the proj ect agreeing to forward all data he could obtain on the history of the proposed dam Once built the dam would be capable of storing more water from floods on the San Pedro and Gila Rivers Coolidge Dam than normally goes into Coolidge Bam itself and has been under consideration at various times ever since 1938 Besides saving huge amounts of irrigation water the Dam would desrlt flood waters make for more efficient control of the use of the water from Coolidge Dam and provide a certain amount of rev enue from power generated by the dams Highway Committee OKs 195455 Budget cers Recommend Approval Of Budget To State Committee Delegates The State Highway Planning Committee of Final County a group recently organized through the efforts of Casa Grandes I Chamber of Commerce to further non stock highway development within the will hold County made a recommendation this week to accept the proposed highway budget for Final County for 195455 Stanf ield Schools To Open Sept 7 Staff Is Named ne iirsi lumeiiii iium nc iiciaiiy iiuueu yu mercury vapor street lights lining in the future the lights will be op Casa Grandes main thoroughfare erated automatically by an elec The S35000 project eye that switches them on in for the city by the Public Servicedarkness and off again at dawn Co at only the cost of actual Brilliantly lighting 9 mile and a power gives Casa Grande the quarter of highway the new Brightest lighted street in the Vallights liken Casa Grande to a star eyf in a desert of darkness to evening Ultra modern in every aspect j drivers the new mercury vapor lamps cast lumens apiece Of the 31 mercury lamps 20 in the down town district are mounted oil steel Next meeting will be held on Tuesday night at ft oclock at the Community Room Group Raises Reward For Childs Kidnapper A citizens committee from StanThe statewiae iu field posted over reward makes recommendations to this week for any Arizona Highway Commis leading to the arrest and convlcjslon the actuai legislative body jtion of Bobbie Hollidays kidnapJn regard to distribution of high per two weeks ago way funds epreSentatives present from Coolidge San Manuel Su perior Ray Florence Maricopa and Casa Grande the committee made the recommendation to Art Brooks of Casa Grande and Ben Arnold of Coolidge representa tive and alternate to the State wide Highway Planning Commit tee which will meet in Flagstaff Monday The Statewide Committee in The reward was raised by out raged persons in both Stanfield and Casa Grande following the brutal kidnapping and assaulting of the 3 yearold child a of the 195556 budget A committee in charge of the the committee reward revealing that it is still pg nave community and will be good until its oarticular highway standards 33 feet off the ground The other 11 mercury lamps along with 21 incandescent lamps are mounted Cotton Market Report Closing quotations on cotton during the week according to figures furnished by the Casa Grande Cotton Oil Mill follow ed on turned wooden Thursday 3412 3440 poles at a height of 27 feet jFriday 3414 3440 The new system tar out disMonday 3432 tances the old globes and standTuesday 3410 3440 ards formerly used on Second Wednesday 3412 3440 which only gave off CtV The Final County Committee met Tuesday night in Florence at which time they approved the 195455 budget and also began growing January 30 1955 Statewide publicity was re its particular highway problems and needs then nave the whole group as a crosscut uie WUU1C ceived by the girls abduction of tne County determine prefer when eole in the Stanfield when people in te anie ences area along with law mforcement Vefn Walton Casa Grande offices and even blood hounds hairman Of tne committee hunted all night for Bobbie aria her assailant One suspect is being held un der cover by the sheriffs office until blood specimens on his clothing are checked by the is Investigation in WATER STORAGE At Coolidge Dam The Walet Storage Coolidge Dam at 7 aJ Tuesday is 65 628 acrefeet Be Available In Mimeographed Form Industrial Development fcje of She Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce began aaalyzation of flwr atywide sur weythls week to determine nec essary and local re toward attracting indus try to the city the iommitiee hfts condacted ait extensive survey of the town was designed teduce labor pod j iaeiHMes both for safe and rental natural resources such fcs the etc of fecsfittes and what if aaft once is eom tide coinmSttee should clear picture as to Casa Grande ability to facilitate industry large er small right now and in the uture Committees are already being set up to begin making improve ments m facilities the first oj which is to undertake a City Beautifying program A commit tee has also been organized to study real estate value zoning and city planning At a meeting Wednesday night of last week the Industrial Com mittee heard Nathan Coxon an employee of the city give a talk Casa Grande city government and city services such as police and fire protection Once the analyzation of the sur veys is complete the Industrial Committee plans to put it in re port making mimeograph copies for interested parties At Summer Encampment Guardsmen Are Training Battery B oi the 480th Field ney day from two weeks ol summer encampment at was an ambitious athletic and recreational v attendiPS the summer session this year SflSr The Day wero to be the high Lt Jack L Zom newly appointed KUaAe art parade for thousands of guests of uner the of numerous trophies won by various Guard medal for more than 20 years ci service m the Sgt Tony Stewart Pfc Burke PvJ and Lt J W Burroughs Second Powell Pvt Ralph Barker Sgrl Keith Kmgs Pvl Gillospie Pc front row Whtte Pvl Doncld Barnes Cpl Bill Nepsa S row LL Schutricy Pvt Osife Sgt Jim Stevens Pvt Lotman ROBERT CHASTAIN Stanfield Schools open Tues day September 7th Principal Kobert Chastain announced this week along with the names of the staff for tne coming year The first and second grade stu dents are to be enrolled on Fn day September 3rd from until 4 Birth certificates or Baptismal certificates are required for en rollment records by the State De partment of Education Only children who will turn six years old by December 31 will be eligible to enroll in the first grade State law regu lates the age requirement of first grades Any children not meet ing this age requirement can not be put on the books for state and county aid All other childteni second through eighth grades should Continued oa Page 3 Telephones Tell Story Of Citys Growth Casa Grande has recently joined the ranks of Arizona cities with ever telephones it is report ed by Tom Bowles local manager for Mountain States Telephone Company Reporting a gain of 79 telephones in service since the first Of the year Bowles said that Casa Grande has been one ofAri zonas fastest growing telephone exchanges for the last several years As recentlv us li40 I hero weie less than 400 telephones m Casj Grande In 1845 Casa Grande reached the 5QO mark and since then the record of expansion has been a remarkable one said He pointed out that the num ber of telephones has doubled in Ithe last five years since Septem I her 1349 Bowles compared the national average for telephone growth 100 percent increase since 1S40 with Casa Grandts telephone growth 1 which measures 443 percent over 1 the same period   

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