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Casa Grande Valley Like a Blanket VOLUME FOUR GOV. HOMES MSJAX BILL Governor Moeur signed the privilege sales tax bill passed by the li legistature Monday, be coming operative April 30 when the first tax must be paid. Levies Vary Although every person and corperation in Arizona will pay the new tax, the amount will vary with the type of business. Rates will be; 1 Mining, quarrying, smelt ing, extracting, manufacturing, compounding or preparing for sale— one-half of one percent of gross proceeds. (Freight charges, smelter and other processing costs are de deducted from gross mining in come before tax is paid.) 2 Farming, livestock and poultry raising—one-half of one percent of gross proceeds. Transportation charges and cost of baling .ginning, packing and threshing deducted from gross before tax is paid. 3 Retail sales of all tangible property—two per cent of gross proceeds. Stocks, bonds and other evi dence of indebtedness excluded. 4 Wholesale and jobbing sales—one-half of one per cent. Tax on Utilities 5 Sale of electricity, power and gas—one-half of one per cent for industrial purposes; two percent for all other sales. 6 Transmission of telegraph and telephone messages, opera tion of railroads and pipe lines, and of motor vehicles lor com pensation—one-half of one per cent. * Motor vehicles exempted when paying tax not less than above rate under motor vehicle laws. 7 Any business, profession trade or calling not otherwise named—two per-cent of gross income. Every taxpayer is granted the right to deduct $1,200 from his gross income bes ore computing tax. Granted exemption from the tax are: All municipal corpor ations, all interstate and fore ign commerce, all state and federal taxes, all business which Arizons is prohibited from tax ing under either state of federal constitutions. Complete Exemption Complete exemption from taxation is granted to: 1 Insurance companies which pay the state of Arizona a tax upon premiums levied. 2 Building and loan associa tions operated exclusively as mutual benefit organizations; all state and national banks. 3 All non-profit labor, agri cultural and horticultural soci eties and organizations; ceme tery associations and compan ies, fraternal benefit societies, orders and associations operat ing under the lodge system; corporations, associations or societies organized and operated exclusively for religious, charit able, scientific or educational purposes; business leagues, chambers of commerce, boards of trade, civic leagues and or ganizations operated exclusively for the common good and for promotion of social welfare. 4 Prospectors and mining companies owning, prospecting and developing non-producing properties. 5 Amounts derived from the sale of school books where the sale price is fixed by state con tract or by state law. /rfV Lx*. A SPECIAL ELECTION WITHOUTSTATECOST A movement was started Tuesday asking all civic organi zations to get behind the move ment being agitated to hold a costless election at an early I date for the election of a repre sentative in Congreas in place I of Representative Lewis W. Douglas. It is understood that if all counties agree to hold the elec tion without cost, except for ’ printing ballots, Gov. Moeur will call the election and will include, at the same time, the I election of delegates to a con vention to consider ratification or rejection of the Blaine reso-j lution repealing the 18th amend ment. Eight counties have already favored the costless election plan and it is expected the other six counties will follow suit quickly. Cut out and mail the following cupon to the board of Supervisor of the county in which you reside so that an early election may be held. I WILL VOLUNTEER TO SERVE ON AN ELECTION BOARD WITHOUT PAY For a Special Congressional or State Election Name City Precinct County o 6 Amounts received by non profit hospitals, infirmaries and sanitaria. 7 Sales of gasoline upon which a state tax has been lev ied by provisions of the motor vehicle act. 8 Amounts received under contracts issued by insurance companies or benefits received from state compensation fund. License To Work Every person in Arizona lia ble to a tax under the act, viz. every persons with gross in come in excess of $1,200 per year, is required in addition to obtain “from the tax commis sion, upon the payment of the sum of 01, a license to engage 1 in and to conduct such business ■ for the current tax year.” This provision has been con strued to mean that every per son paid wages in excess of SIOO ’ per month, or every person whose business has a gross in come in excess of SIOO per mo is required to obtain the “privi lege” license. All taxes levied under the act ’ are due and payable in month ly installments, on or before the , month. If, however, the total tax j does not exceed $lO monthly, a quarterly return may be made; or if the tax does not exceed $lO quarterly, an annual return may be made. r The act further specifically provides that: g “All taxes collected under the g provisions of this act shall be g assumed and borne by the con sumer and shall be added by e the seller as a separate item in e addition to the selling price of i- the property or article pur chased.” “PUBLISHED AND PRINTED AT HOME” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY. ARIZONA. FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1933 !COMEDY MARCH 31, BY M’S CLUB On Friday, March 31st, a [Coined}' entitled, “Timothy (Delano’s Courtship” will be (given by the Coolidge Woman’s Club at the school auditorium. Musical numbers will be other features of the entertainment. The play will be given by all local talent, directed by Mrs. F. P. Glover. Admission for adults, 25 cents, children under 12, ten cents o SCHOOL NEWS The Intermediate Sunday School class is going on a picnic this afternoon, March 22, 1933. There are 14 going. We are going across the river and climb mountains. We will start at 4:00 o’clock and will be home at 8 o'clock. Jerry Rowe The Camp Fire Girls had a meeting March 21, at Ann Han nah’s home. We talked on hav ing a fashion parade comparing old and new styles, as well as discussing the new styles and accessories. After the meeting we were served refreshments., The next meeting will be held at the home of Betty Preece. Majorie Claire Talla. The Coolidge school played the Negro school Tuesday, Mar. 21, 1933. We started 12:45 be cause the Negro school gets out at 3:00 o’clock. The first inning we made 8 runs. Louis Johnson made the only home run. At the last the Coolidge school beat the Negros 10-5. After the game the Cool idge school had to go back to their classes. Joe Dobson. i BOY SCOUT NEWS The Boy Scouts wish to thank the American Legion who spon ] sored the Northwest Mounted Police show and the people for their good work in helping the Coolidge troop. The Boy Scouts are getting ready for the field meet at Tuc son in April. A court of honor will be held after that, some of the boys from the Coolidge troop will receive merit badges. Raymond Armstrong. Friday the seventh grade will give the Assembly. It will be a radio program. There will be a Health program and two plays The helth exercise is to be given by Albert Vowinkle, Louis John son and Hazel Weaver. The class is divided into two groups for the little plays. There is to be a contest between each group. Mr. Eisenhart and three other teachers are going to be judges. Everybody is invited to come. Mary Jane. i SCHOOL NEWS The Coolidge school has been serving vegetables in the cafe teria. Some of the children don’t want or, rather don’t like . them, so the whole school is > making health posters telling a . little about vegetables and what r they do for you. The best one i from each grade is to be put up f in the cafeteria, so the children . will eat more vegetables. Raynaldo Pisano. Tte Master of Ck aos By IRVING BACHELLER Opening his thrill ing historical story, “The Master of mZEuOI Chaos,” in July, 1773, Mr. Bacheller’s nar rative is woven around the band of patriots who made our nation, but the lose interest is prin cipally concerned with the ad ventures and misadventures of one Colin Cabot, a young man recently graduated from Harvard, the son of a small merchant, and ardent liberty-loving youngster, | of course devoted to the Con tinental cause. As might be ex pected, he is in love with a beau tiful and charming girl, Patience Fayerweathcr, whose wealthy and well-born parents are extreme Loyalists. Patience herself is converted to the Continental cause by her love for Colin, and does not protest when he es capes from Boston, then in the hands of the British, and goes to join Washington’s army of self sacrificing citizens at Cambridge. There he soon wins the affection ate regard of both the Com mandor-in-Chief and Lady Wash ington. He sees murh fighting, at tends the Continental congress when independence is declared, takes part in the Battle of Tren ton, and in the defeat of Bur goyne. Meanwhile Patience has various troubles of her own, the depiction of which will surely hold the unflagging interest of our feminine readers. But like her lover, the girl has won the affection and good-will of Lady Washington, who does a great deal toward bringing the romance to its proper conclusion. Benjamin Franklin and Bene dict Arnold, both the Lees, Cates, Greene and many others appear in the book, though in cidentally, being entirely sub ordinates to Washington, whose grandeur of character is shown without the somewhat worn trap pings of the , historian and painter. “The Master of Chaos” is Irv ing Bacheller’s masterpiece as a specimen of the well told un failingly interesting historical novel. • This striking and excep tional story will be published serially in these columns. O CALLED BY DEATH Mrs. E. C. High of north Coolidge died at the Florence hospital Saturday afternoon from Cancer. She had been at the hospital for several months receiving treatment. Funeral services were held at the Christian church at Flor ence, conducted by Rev. E. M. Ward of Coolidge, on Sunday afternoon and remains laid to rest in the Florence cemetery. A large cortege of Coolidge friends attended the funeral. She is survived by her husband, E. C. High. o ATTENTION In several sections of the val ley, irrigation water has been allowed to flood the highways. Because this not only inconven. iences the farmer in traveling the roads, but increases the up keep of the roads, an appeal is being made to the farmers to control their irrigation water. Attention is called to Article 4816 Chapter 108, page 923 of the Revised Statutes of Arizona 1928 which says. “Any person who wilfully or negligently al lows water to rise or flow upon any public street, highway, road railroad, or roadbed of any rail road, to the injury of same, from or off his land, or any land or any land under his control, or from any canal or irrigating ditch or lateral leading thereto and used in connection there with, is guilty of a misde meanor. ZANGARA, ITALIAN ASSASSIN ELECTRI CUTEDJARCH 10 Zangara, the Italian assassin, was put to death in the electric chair at the state prison in Rai ford, Florida, on March 20, at 9; 11 a. in. (FIST). He shot at President Roose velt at Miami, Florida, Feb. 15, missing him and wounding sev eral others, among them being Mayor Anton J. Cermak, of Chicago, who succumbed after a gallant fight for his life. The worthless life of Zangara was then snuffed out with 2,300 volts of electricity, while he was shouting a tirade against | capitalists. Three other men were put to death in the United States for assassinating presidents. The first was John Wilkes Booth who shot and killed Abraham Lincoln in a Washington thea ter. Booth broke his leg in an attempted escape from the scene of the crime. He was corner'd by soldiers in Virginia on April 26, 1865, when he re fused to surrender, he was shot ! to death. Charles Jules Guiteau. shot and mortally wounded President James A. Garfield in Baltimore, July 2, 1881. Guiteau, a dis appointed office-seeker, was hanged in Washington, June 30 iIBB2. The assassin of President William McKinley. Leon Czol gosz, bore more of a mental re | semblance to Guiseppi Zangara than did the other two. Czolgosz, an anarchist, shot McKinley during a reception at Buffalo on September 6, 1901. The President died eight days later and the assassin was put to death in the electric chair at Auburn prison on October 29. ; STATES HOVE FOB REPEAL , A survey throughout the na tion showed developments in the wet-dry controversy as fol low’s: Thirty-two states have taken definite steps toward considera , tion of repeal ratification —the 21st amendment to the l nited States constitution. State prohibition enforcement measures have been wiped out in 19 commonwealths. Twenty-three states are ready to sell beer and wine the mom ent they are legalized by con gress and President Roosevelt. States in w’hich prohibition laws already have been wiped * out are Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois, South Dakota, Louisi * ana, Montana, California, Ore gon, Massachusetts, Rhode ■ Island, Indiana, New York, ' New Jersey, North Dakota, Delaware, Maryland } Washington and Nevada. BRIDGE PARTY i! l Last Monday night Miss i Constance Shipley and Miss 1 Avis Kirkland were hostesses to - their Bridge Club at their home. , Three tables were in play and 1 after the games refreshments . were served. Those present 7 ; * were, Misses Hardwick, Scott, a Shipley, Tomlinson, Collins, - Jones, Kirkland, Hooper, Awrey - and Mrs. Hendry and Mrs. W, Johnson. | OCOTILLO CHAPTER 0. E. 8. HONORED AT CONVENTION I Mrs. R. J. Jones of Coolidge ' j Order Eastern Star Chapter, was appointed Grand Ruth of , the Grand Chapter O. E. S. of * j Arizona at the annual conven tion at Phoenix Friday. It is l a great honor to have so young a chapter recognized at the con - vention through efficiency of its , officers. At the Chapter meet - ing Wednesday night. Mrs. R. ; J. Jones was the honored mem [ her of the evening, as were also ■ other Grand Officers who were » present including Louis Myers, !of Glendale, Worthy Grand ) Patron, and Maurice Mann of ; Florence, Associate Grand Pa tron. Guests from Florence and Casa Grande chapters were present also. Reports from the ■ Grand Chapter by the Worthy Matron Mrs. Cochran, and Mrs. Farnsworth, Mrs. Jones, and Mrs. Harrold were inter esting features of the evening. Hostesses were Mesdames R. J. Jones, Cochran, and Steward. Following Grand officers were elected at the Grand Chapter, ■ O. E. S. of Arizona at their an nual election in Phoenix: Worthy Grand Matron Mrs. Freda Marks, Phoenix Worthy Grand Patron, , Louis Myers Associate Grand Matron.... i Ella Beuhman i Associate Grand Patron,.... Maurice Mann Grand Secretary Florence Drachman Grand Treasurer Elizabeth Wingor Crand Conductress Nannie Gilbert Grand Associate Conductress Jessie Griffen ’ The officers appointed by Mrs. Marks who were installed at an elaborate ceremony in the Ma sonic Temple auditorium were: Grand Lecturer Maude Wilson ■ Grand Marshal.. Elsie Lyall ■ Grand Chaplain Edna Westerdahl ' Grand Adah, Ella Luhrs Taylor Grand Ruth Alma Jones 1 “ Esther Dorothy Denanhauer ! “ Martha Allie Cox * “ Electa Mattie Woods “ Organist Ada Winn “■ Warder Anna Kelly : “ SentineL.Clarence Gulley Trustees elected were James r Berrett and Mrs. Esther Henn ing. Mrs. W. H. Farnsworth was named secretary of the Secre -1 taries at their special meeting I during convention week. o ; ST. PATRICK PARTY Mrs. W. D. Johnson and Miss Avis Kirkland entertained four tables of Bridge at the Johnson home last Saturday afternoon. The St. Patrick motif was used in an attractive manner thru out rooms and refreshments, s High score was awarded to s Mrs. Mildred Hendry and low 3 to Miss Esther Scott. Thosj . present to enjoy the afternoon i were, Misses Angelina Hard s wick, Beulah Murphy, Esther t Scott, Maurine Bryant, Con , stance Shipley, Vera Tomlinson, i, Lucille Collins, Elizabeth Jones, y Marie Awrey, and Mesdames Eisenhart, Hendry, Plumb, Empey, and Jackson,. Ca J>Uo] Bldg Devoted to Advertising the Best Valley on Earth NUMBER 3 COOLIDGE WOMAN’S CLUB MET THURSDAY AFTERNOON The Coolidge Woman’s Club enjoyed a patriotic program Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Y. C. White, chairman of Inter national Relations and Mrs. J. Luthy, dep’t chairman of Amer icanization having charge of the entertaining program. The program follows: Flag salute ... led by Boy Scouts Reading * Hats Off” James Armstrong Reading “Our Flag”.... Paul Ware Assembly singing ....“Star Spangled Banner” Mrs. J. F. Eisenhart leading Instrumental music, Na tional anthems „ Mrs. C. Brown Songs Miss Hardwick’s music class Address Senator Minotto Mrs. Y. C. White secured the Hon. Senator Minotto of Mari copa Co. to address the Cool idge Club on International Re lations, which was greatly ap preciated. Senator Minotto al so explained the Sales-Tax laws and answered questions on the subject which were instructive and interesting. After the program the presi dent, Mrs, W. Jackson, with Mrs. R. J. Jones, secretary pro tern, held a short business ses sion. Committees reported a Club play on March, 31, at the school auditorium, directed by Mrs. F. P. Glover. A progressive card party on the first Friday in April, by the Social committee. A May Festival now being planned under the direction of Mrs. J. F. Eisenhart. Mrs. T. T. Terrill reported the library work will be simpli fied with new arangements be ing made for more convenience. Tea and cake served by the hostesses Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. R. J. Jones, ended an in structive and pleasant after noon. GRANDOffICERS ELECTED AT MASONIC GRAND LODGE Marquis L. Gibbons of Mesa, was elected the Grand Master of Grand Masonic Lodge of Arizona at the Masons annual convention. Other grand offic ers elected are; Deputy Grand Master James Whetstine Senior Grand Warden Eyerett H. McEachren Junior Grand Warden James R. Malott Grand Treasurer - Otis J. Baughn Grand Secretary Harry A. Drachman Grand Lecturer Carey B. Wilson Grand Chaplain Rev. James R. Jenkins Tucson was chosen for the next convention in 1934. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS Mrs. Isabelle Greenway, Democratic National Commit tee woman, who represented this state at the Governor’s Conference in Washington, D. C. during Inauguration week, passed through Coolidge Sun day, and spent a short time at Hines Drugstore; she was ac companied by Eliott Roosevelt, son of the President, who is touring the western states.