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Yuma Weekly Sun, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1937, Yuma, Arizona The Newspaper That Goes Home THE YUM A WEEKLY SUN And THE YUMA EXAMINER Everything in Yuma Revolves Around the Sun VOLUME S'l VUMA, ARIZONA. FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1937 -NUMBER Gleanings By the Publisher JIKNTKK (JETS WISE Yesterday the last imblicatlon of the series WB.H iimilc of city property on which the taxes arc delinquent. Thousands of dollars have been paid Into the city assessor's of- fice since the publication of the Jiat started a month ago. Other thousands are expected to be paid the remainder of tills week and nil next week, when any property advertised Is up for sale for the amount of taxes against it. o- City officials report that in times past just a few people who understood the details of trans- fer of property took any Interest in tax sales, but that this year a lot of people are consulting their attorneys and picking out pro- perties they would like to get hold of for the taxes due on them. o It is pointed out that a 'trans- action of this kind may be hand- led thru an attorney or direct by the purchaser if he desires to look after the details himself. -o- i Graphs of all plots In the city are maintained so that u pros- pective buyer may ascertain with- out any trouble just what pieces of property are for sale from the description (lot and block num- bers) published In the Sun. o "1'vo been living in Ji rented house for several years." one citl- 7.on stated. "It was bought In ior delinquent taxes by a man who hud no more money than I did but who was smarter than I was. Last nrght the wife and I count- ed up how much rent we have paid and we found out that we had paid the owner F1VK TIMES as much in rent as he paid i'or the property bought for delin- quent taxes. We've decided if we can pick up a piece of property for the taxes we're going to do it and save that extra rent for a rainy day. We're figuring on sev- en or eight places and if some of them are redeemed maybe we'll get one or two out of the lot. If get two, we'll be in a position NINE DIE AS COLD WAVE HITS WEST ALUMINUM, GOLD STRIKE REPORTED IN OGILBY DISTRICT Works for Auto Strike End 1 The mining district north uf Ojrilhy, Calif., Is enjoying u IM.OIII and is duo for :i larger one in the near luturc, iicc.uriling to reports received here today. In addition to several rich plaeei' pold strikes in recent months, plans were announced to- day for development of aluminum claims in the Chocolate moun- tains 50 miles north of here. Tlie announcement was made by A. Ritchie of Seattle, Wash., a director of tile Desurt Gold Pro- a ton corporation, which owns the 18 claims, as well as '10 placer gold claims in the district. .tliillc Years Ago Discovery of the alunite deposit was made about three years ago, Ilitehto suid, but as a feasible method of extracting tho per cent aluminum content from tile white clay was lacking develop- ment was delayed. The corpora- tion's chemist, J. Priestley, of Seattle. recently discovered a feasible process, however, and work Is to mart at once on con- struction of u plant in Seattle, he said, the capacity to be 10 tons per days; shipments to start in about three months. 1'rcsltlent Here S. C. Hedrick, president of the corporation, is staying at the Gables, near tlie alunite claims, overseeing preliminary develop- ment work being done by a force of four na'n' AU officers anU most .stockholders are residents Another niun who contemplates building just the kind of 11 house he wants is scouting around for a lot on which the taxes have gone delinquent. He had a great dis- appointment last week. He tells about it: o "I had the lot nil picked out which we wanted. I know the lot is worth several hundred dollars but tlie. owner had lei It be ad- vertised for an amount less than K in delinquent taxes. It was just what 1 wanted, but last week it disappeared from the publish- of Hea is'tiie gold strike, mad STATE POWER AUTHORITY BILLS URGED PHOENIX, Adz., Jan. Creation oi a state power auth- ority empowered to deal with dis- tribution in Arizona of power from Boulder dam Wfi.s urged today in twin 'bills HUbmitted to both houses of tlie stale legislature. Sen. Daniel K. Rlcnhardt, Gila, introduced the Senate bill and Rep. Jj. s. Williams, Williams, the House hill creating a power auth- ority of three members to be ap- pointed by thi; Kovernor aubjuct to Senate approval, and appropri- ating for a aurve of elec- tric power potentialities in t he state. The power commissioners would draw salaries of each and could not be connected with any power organisation. Playing a prominent role as peacemaker in the General Mo- tors strike, Jnmes F. Dewey, above, federal labor conciliator, held conferences with both union chiefs and corporation leaders. Following the parleys, he was optimistic that the opposing forces could be brought together for discussions that would show the way to settlement. To Soil Tower The commission would be em- powered to seel electric power ns a corpora t i on, t would bo f o r- Frog Mystery At Rehearsal Of Little Theater Hoy, Where's that frog? There was a kind of a mystery hidden to accept tlie Colorado ri- last night among the members of vcr compact. the Little Theater who were re- Rep. Williams .said the bill hearsing parts for thuir latest would mutch similar laws in production the tentative date of feet in California and Nevada. Ken. J. Hubert Smith, Mohnve, i tONTINUtli HAGC Two -Dental Unit Here sc'c'ne 'of T reS" placer Caring For Teeth by a Mr. Me- of CCC ElirolICCS' HOSPITAL FULL, WITH WAITING LIST OF SEVEN With all beds filled at the Yuma, General hospital, there is a waiting list of seven patients for whom there is no room, it was announced today by Supt. Paul Lipscomb. Most of the patients are ill with i influenza. I; Patients discharged from the j hospital yesterday and today j were: J. H. Hamilton of the county treasurer's office, who has been ill with the influenza, admitted to the hospital Jan. 13. Gilbert Demark of Burbank, Calif., admitted Jan. 11. Mrs. Gus Bejarana and infant daughter, 12th street and First avenue; admitted Jan. 19. Mrs. Clifton HarkYns and tfeby. admitted Jan. 11. Mrs. J. Ij. Lewis of Well ton and baby girl; admitted to hospital Jan. 1C. Mrs. Adolph Falken of New YorK. A. Edwards, Southern Pacific employee, 161 Jones street. .Mrs. Mervin Smith, who under- went an operation Jan. 12. Debutante Aide Safety Council Orders Emblems Carl D. Farrar, president of the Yuma safety council, announced today that emblems bearing the legend, "Yuma County Safety Council" had been ordered by the council. Miss Helen Kooscvclt, daughter oi Mr. and Mrs. Kalph M. Roose- velt, ami a cousin, of President Fnmklin Roosevelt, is one of the junior liinirmun fur the New York ball, January in liunor of the ['resident's birthday and to raise 1'uiuls for the liylil against infantile paralysis. SNOWFALLS AT PHOENIX AND TUCSON IJy UNITED TRESS Arizona shivered today on the heels of a storm which left snow at Phoenix, normally one of the The emblems arc made of steel warmest spots in the state, am. and are to be attached to the piled higher tlic blanket of white Klltrick and running as high as per yard in gold. Hltchici I The dentnl service now being snid. McKlttrick has sunk a 110-. rendered all CCC camps through- foot shaft from bedrock in a wash out the country was Initiated in and has extended his tunnel the I'hoenix District, at Camp BONFIRK SPREADS; TRASH IS IGNITED TRUCK MAKES RUN Getting out of control when it P UK-l.'l-A on Jan. 19 by Dr. Don- aid K. Hatllff, 1st Lt. dental re-- serve. Ratllff Is accompanied to Yuma by his assistant .loe Doyle and Lorenzo Pcarcc, truck driver. Here Two Weeks I The dental team will spend I which Is set at Feb. 9. Sid Fancher, director, was in a fog. He re-read the script. No. It didn't call for any frog effects. "What goes on queried. i puzzled Mr. Faiieher. j Alter going through a scenei twice which involved Jim Bandy the mystery was Jim had a cold. Every time he dropped his voice and stooped to pick it, up he bore a decided resemblance j to a frog croaking. cense plutes. Tlie words are printed In large red letters on a wliite 'background. which covers the northern district The snow at Phoenix, the first in exactly four years, began fall- ing shordy before S o'clock last ed list The owner had gone' in I spread to some trash nearby. wocks "cre treating vv. in thc 0ffUw. cases and doing A third nuin annul why he was keeping a close watch on the delinquent list. "I'm Ruing to dip into it for an he said. "Property vnlr...; this town have already gone up and they're bound to go hifihi-r. Koorrs of houses have been bnill during the past year, and with rents aa high as they are, others are .to build and tier control and no damage was reported. Homo of the workmen had light- ed crude oil waste in order to warm stiff hiinvls chilled by the unseasonably cold weather. KAY IIAWVKK IIKHK Kay Hiiwver, now residing i buy hoiUH'.s. Tf I can'buy a house j spending the work hriv for back tuxes and get my i friends nnd renltives. Ht former Yumfin Flagstaff is visiting title to it and .sell that house for SIX TIMES what I paid for it, or then that beats work- Ing for a living as I have the most of my life. And I'm going to take a .shot at three or four places which have lesa than against them." Property can be sold for the taxes against it any, lime on or after January 30. That date and the days following are going to be headache, dny.s for those who have valuable property but are letting it go unprotected for a fraction of its value. And the earlier it is taken care of, the more convenient it will be. Al- ready at times .so many many people appear at the city assess- cate fillings, trench mouth and tlic like will be taken care of here in eiunp without i-ost io the enrollce. C'lrun Snnd Joe Doyle (the assistant) re- porUi that during the first days opi'nition vrry little cleaning ma- terial for the tcelh was needed. One of the too familiar high winds was blowing that day over the old mesa carrying with it plenty of Hii Farrar staled that aa soon as1 and increased in voiume uu- the tags arrive there will be a til after midnight, when a mantu, meeting of the council to lay out of i'luKea covered 1 awns a safety program for the ensuing year. THKEE JAULEl) Three persons were lield in the county jail today by city and officers, two on drunk 19 FEARED LOST IN SNOWDRIFTS; CROP DAMAGE IS LARGE START FILMING SCENES TODAY Principals Miss Mae Clark, Jack Holt, and Victor Varconi, character actor, head a cast of GO persona hero from Hollywood to film the Darmour Productions picture entitled, "Trouble in Mo- rocco." The company will have headquarters in Yuma for the next four or five days while shooting scenes in the nearby sand dunes. Although several to have been taken yesterday, work was held up until today, be- cause of tluj unsettled weather conditions. Seeing" that nearly the complete company would be ex- cused yesterday, it is reported that the director remarked, "Too bad we aren't on location for 'Gone With The Wind.'" over, Yumans explained weather conditions here are usually quite favorable for picture making-. The entire company is domi- ciled in Yuma instead of at the JL is reported the stars By UNITED PRESS Nine persons were dead and at least 19 were feared lost in snow drifts today aa a wave of Arctic weather swept over the Western states, damaging crops and send- ing temperatures to new lows. .Eighteen, sheepherders were be- lieved snowbound without food a Pleasant Valley, Nevada. A state highway crew battled through huge snowdrifts in an attempt to break a road through to the ma rooned'men, who, it -wag feared may be dying from starvation o from extreme cold. Thermometers rog.stcrcd 22 degrees below zero at midnight Wednesday. Family Wiped Out Thc family of John Vargas, 2-; was wiped out when fire, attri buted to an overheated stove left scenes .were burning while the family slept, destroyed their home at Ha.ywa.rd Cal. The victims were Vargas, hia wife and their infant daugh- ter. Icy weather brought death to John Pnnyon, 21, who froze in Ills stalled automobile at Buttc, Mont. At Missoulu, Horace Carter, 73, was burned to death when a stove overheated his cabin. Another man was mteuing and feared frozen to death between Butte and Dillon, Mont. At Sonora, Cal., tho pody of Gus feftson, 44, was found by a leave their rooms en route to the skiing companion from whom he sand dunes shortly before seven had become separated. libsori was Other members of the east pre-i county officers, two on drunk sent last night were Jennie Alex-1 charges and one for investigation. ancler .who by thc 'way is a littlo O. P. O'Rcily und Frank O'Do- froggish also, Eleanor Hmlges, nal were held for being drunk and fa Katherine Long and Jack East- Jack Mcrrificld wag held for in- aliruuoury unu remained until this morning. Yuma experienced a light fall early last evening, tht first snow there since lo'-S'l. Snow At Tucson Tucson, which haw had snow earlier this winter, received ad- ditional snow yesterday and last night but little renmmed on the llck. vestigution. Yuma Gets Sample of Snow, Sleet With Hain; First Since 4 Yrs. Ago Making the third time the word the hogans. snow has been recorded in the lo- cal United States weather bu-1 reau records, Yumans experienc- ed a microscopic glance of the falling powder here last night. There was also a trace of sU-ot, intermingled with rain, according to James S. Gordon, head of the local bureau. Gordon also stated thai liierc would be no crop damage, but that it would probably colder Suuw In 1845 Old timers state Uiat there was an inch or two of snow in 18'lfi. ]n the Nortncrn counties, the blizzard continued, but road crews managed to keep mam east- X'ES tTt'ue ime! however, was blocked, as secondary roajs in the and Prescolt arc-is The anew and cold in the Plioe- in tlie morning und return about five in the evening. Guy Musgrove is in charge of all lives tick used in the produc- tion while- filming in Yuma. Gather Data On Yuma As Gretna Green Of West w -nr i. business visitors this week regis- ropivsentullvcs of the Los TimoH nl lhc Snn hotel While hor, it is reported the Times representaUvcs have been Jerome fathering Pictures, of Yuma as the Grctna Green, the mocca fr hethrothcd the victim of exposure and ex- haustion. Cur Stalled Mack Reese, 3U, Dillon, Mont., was feared lost in snowdrifts. A car in which he was riding be- came stalled on a highway unJ Reese set out for help. No word hag been received from his since. nix area, center'of this Uric citrus industry, did no damage, Many of the court house at- Todt as far as could be determined.' laches have been photographed Federal agricultural authorities and Interviewed by tile represen- :uanung hign trough the night, depending on .at had a tendency to Lnc tenacity o thc wind. qualities that had a tendency to fill tlie patient's mouth in short order. Fortunately the air soon cluaix-J and operations in Uie den- tal department proceeded without interruption. __ ____ _ ___ __ TO PIIOKMX Miss Tsabelle Daniels, former corn panied by a friend, W. T. Foathcrman. Both Haw vcr and Featherman are affiliatetl with the ntate highway department, stationed near Flagstaff, and be- ing unable to continue their work there for the next several days I court house employee, has gone to because of the heavy snows, de- j Phoenix where she will remain chine! to spend their short j during this session of the legisla-j tion here in thc "sunny south-i ture. Miss Daniels is an attache land." in tin- lower house. Qucchan Indians Iwvc a legend telling of the time long, long ago, possibly I'M years when there was a snowfall in Yuma heavy Young know darn that there was an inch and a half. of snow in 1932. And it stayed J on the ground available for public usage in the form of snowballing for two or three days. frost before tho. temperatures drooped. Collier Tonight Tho U. S. weather bureau's fore however, was for consider- however, was (or consider- Travclers coming through Irom ;llj, tonight ex- Slla. Ben-d reported an inch and c ;t in cxtrorac Wcst central Gil a half of snow there and an ap- preciable, amount through Tele graph Pass. A doughty old Irish- man swore that a blizzard blew hard enough in the Picacho's to make imperative the removal of windshield wiper, TOIL sheriff's enough to break in the roofs deputies doubted the story. Proposes To Enforce Compulsory Education Law Thru Bus Drivers SfT SEEK INTER-COUNTY PARK IN HAUGHTELIN LAKE REGION A to deputy This proposal. In be handled sheriffs of all ui Ihe -Miool bus! through tho clerk of the .school drivers Oliver I. Lovett. in the capacity; ibility of this proposed park dis- of chairman of tlie Yuma county! trict, nnd what it will mean to playgrounds committee, released these two counties and the wel- y a letter sent to Harol.l I. Ickcs, secretary of the interior proposing an inter-county piny- fare of the people in future years to come. This area in all probability in county, giving taml, will, according to Harkins, ground and nark between Yuma would have Ix'en developed prior to this lime except to the fai-t and porlhwest jKirlions. Fair wea- ther was predicted for most 01' the slate. Persons marooned or lost in the drifted northern district were re- ported to be .safe. A snowplow crew 'uruKe through to Fort Alex- ander Tulhill, near Flagstaff, late yesteixlay to take medical aid tn thc child of a VVPA crew fore- man, and U L. Duncan, mail cnr-i Red Cross Official Fo Attend 1st Aid Class Friday Night Ben Carpenter, of Sun Francis- co, chief of the first aid division, western region, American Red Cross, is in Yuma today and will attend the second weekly meet- ing of the. first aid class in the city hall tomorrow night, it was announced by Mrs. W. J. Walcl- ler, chairman of the Yuma county Willis, Erickson Sell 10 Claims To Montana Group A mining deal was clo- sed this week when ten adjacent gold mining claims, located tn Yuma county, were sold "by co- owners John Willis and Simon lOncksou, both of Yuma, to J. M McClammy and others of Montana, Willis announced. The new mine owners arc now in Los Angeles purchasing new machinery so as to begin imme- diate developing operations on the claims. Operations are to be con- tinued at the 300 foot level, ac- cording to present plans. Terms of the deal give the new owners !i third interest until af- ter the development, when they will acquire an additional one third. Rod and Gun Club Meet Fri. Night A special meeting of the Yuma rier who was forced to abandon! The cour.se last Blx weeks, va cj VomicU presi- his stalled iradt on thc Hopi re-1 the class meeting each 1-', K ay ca eel by Char ey pros' servatimi, obtained shelter in annight In the city conned chamber c, o Indian iiogan and later made his I at" eight o'clock. All interested way to a Hading post. I an- invited to join the class. Elderly Couple Sue Adopted Son For Restitution of Land; Charge Failure To Support Them As Per Agreement Filed luday in the superior i court clerk's olticc was THOUSANDS HOMEtSS, FLOODS INUNDATE PARTS OF 8 STATES KVANSVII.LE, Jan. women und children lived In cars, school houses, Cross slicllers and private loilny wlille (lie flood waters of four Ohio valley rivers and ;i score of irii.iilftrles rolled over tho farms nnd vil- lages from which they tied for llielr lives. The number of homeless, esti- mated at more than mount- ed hourly as tlie peak of ij flood .Inwii llw Oliin Hver vnl- ley bursling levees, swamping village streets and isolating farms nnd cilie.'i. ICstimated liomeless: [mllana Ohio, Virginia nnd Kentucky ii.OOO Illinois Missouri, Arkansas and Titnnesscc .'f.OOO Eight persons are known dead. A half million dollars worth of bridges, highways and farm
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