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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 River. Their Diversion Is a Government Necessity Be Loyal A Progressive Newspaper In a Progressive Community and True Volume Five Casa Grande, Pinal County, Arizona, Saturday, March 23, 1918 Number Ten GREAT ACTIVITY SHOWN IN CASA GRANDE VALLEY The dream of the pioneers is in fine irrigating canals, and good now coming true. roads, is now" the scene of great Casa Grande valley is. destined,]doings in the "back to the soil" before long, to become the agricultural wonderland of Western America. The early settlers, a decade past, making their homes along the banks of the rivers and washes is this valley, forsaw the great changes to come and much of the present activity of land development on a grand sc<*le is due to their persistent endeavors to bring in more homebui'ders. The ball tliey staried rolled slowly at first," but the coming of Local News of COUNCIL OF DEFENSE Casa Grande T. R. Peart is home from his recent California.trip. DISCUSSES GRAVITY WATER Jack VHlliams has returned from a professional trip to Bisbee. "Civilization," the great film feature, at the'Airddme tonight. movement." Later they will start a little movement towards getting better county roads. The' Toltec Townsite (X is erecting a $20,000 hotel. The foundation of the j - T~~~ .�./,��, structure has been laid and the About April 6 the third Liberty walls are now going up. The;,oan drive starts.. Be prepared to company back of the development: buy- . - ...... of lands surrounding, and thej - townsite property, represents heavy j � Sheriff Henry Hall was a visitor! capital. The men interested are} here Wednesday morning, enroute j [Note-The following article on gravity water was received this morning from State Council of Defense headquarters.-Ed.] At a. late session of congress there was appropriation cf a large sum for construction of a dan across the Gila river, above Florence, primarily for the benefit of irrigation on the Pima Indian reservation,, but with consideration also for the necessities of a considerable area under white owner-! ship in the Florence and Casa to El Paso after the Sasco agent who is alleged' to have skipped, with about $10,000 of the mining company's money. well known east and" wesrvas substantial themselves, and they have coming or capital has j influential connections in the large given it a mighty impetus, and a cities. rich reward is in sight lor the The substantial improvements homesteaders and desert entrymen tney are making will prove a great who stuck to the soil after proving up. They proved the worth of country by suffering many privations. They deserve the fruits of their toil. From, Preach j-,��.�on the east, to Maricopa, on the west, the observor, let us say, on a westbound train, will now see abundant signs of great activity in the reclamation of this sun kissed land of our glorious southwest. ^At Picacho new settlers are arriving, many changes in realty1 have taken place, recently. A live bunch of boosters are making things busy in the Village by the,sy|tem Peaks. i Coining this way the next stop is ' ^^"^ suqh improvement vor of a high school here Mrs. S. M. Rogers, of Modesta, attraction for the incoming rush of! California, accompanied by a party agriculturists, and the townsite has of fifteen people, will arrive here the earmarks of a winner. . ! early the coming week. Mrs. Rog- Jack Williams, and Bisbee as- ers is a sister to Mrs. W. H. Davis sociates, have made a successful and the party will be composed of farming demonstration on their PeoPl� who haVe heard of the wT' big acreage at Arizola siding. ,derful fertility of Casa Grande val accompanied by Frank-is planning a special Easter pro-1 lin D Lane, a prominent realty Mary Ryan is doing her bit to buying thrift i i gram, which will be (school house Sunday given in the ! ., - , n,-.- , ,, -y:'--' ; agent of Phoenix, made a tour of ............. ..�..�.� , . i^i'uui uuukii. uuuirsy evening, , mi- �,. V1, , stamps and war savings stamps j jyjarc^ gj - . the valley 1 uesday and Wednes-. with money that is her very- own. ' day. The gentlemen were mighti- Mary emptied her bank to buy a Mrs. Christensen," who recently ^ \y impressed with the'observations war savings stamp and a number moved here from Tucson, is selling taken and received a funo of first of thrift stamps, but that is not j i"n town. hand "impressions which will prove all. Whenever enough pennies j Fred Powers is planning to plant j of great value in forwarding the ten or twelve acres of cotton on [interests of the valley. . his place, r��� � ��� ���:� .��...����,�-�.v.-� ����; ��'..; \><".'r-^-r4 �� \:\ V-V^' �'.', ::�:'/ and nickels and dimes have accumulated in her bank, out they must come and Mary has another thrift stamp to her credit. When Ed Kief started plowing Wednesday morning on the Will Smith place, 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 Fior-' wishing to keep in touch with valence on the home grounds, and the ley development. After, reading county seat fellows plaved horse : of improvements in The Bulletin. nix Thursday evening, coming down with H. H. Horton, 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 district, 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 wells. In section 5, township 6 south, range 7 east, Dr. Brock-way's 320 acre tract, they have drilled a 24 inch well to 70 feet; thence dawn 290 feet with 16 inch casing, going through 82 feet of splendid water bearing gravel. On the Arnold C. Smith 320 acre tract, in Sec. 29, T6S, R7E. they have put down a 16 inch well 203 feet of'graveh h. p. Charter Jackson pump of 1203 gsllon per minute capacity, At the Senator J.F. Brown big farm work has been completed, uf-changing the boles of his pump from the old.open run type to the latest enclosed runnei, and the: plant is now pumping 1850 gallons per minute with 25 per cent less \ power than it was pumping 1650 gallons before this change was-made. The bid Charter ^engine has stood the test of an overload; for three years, is now playing with the new condition and Senator Brown is happy that he jarred loose with the coin to make the change. Clampitt & Moss have moved their well rig from Cotton City to Toltec to drill two wells for the-townsite company, which the Western Machinery company will equip with 80 h. p. Western engine and Layne & Bowler pumps ---o- State Tax Commissioners CM. Zander, Charles R. Howe and Rudolph Kuchler spent Tuesday and Wednesday looking over the valley. The progress of Casa Grande and development of the valley looked fine to them, and they did
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