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Casa Grande Valley
Like a Blanket
The May Festival ami Musi
cal < 'oinody last Monday night,
sponsored by the Coolidge
Woman’s Club with Mrs. J. 1*
Eisenhart in charge of the mu
sic and Mr. W. Smith of the
drama, and Mrs. Tyler at the
piano, proved highly entertain
The Festival began with a
gypsy dinner in charge of Mrs
W in. Jackson, at G o'clock, p. m
After dinner the parade of
miniature floats, representing
Coolidge bu-incss firms, super
vised by Mrs. T. T. Terrill and
assistants, Mrs. R. J. Jones,
Mrs. Mildred Hendry, and Mrs.
H.T. McClain, was an interest
ing feature. Those who enter
ed floats were Hamilton Lum
ber Co., Popular Store, Stew
ard Hospital, Burt Barbershop
Wiiborn Beauty Shop, Pay’n
Takit, West Coolidge Jackson
addition, Knox Dairy, Tyler
Hardware. Prizes were award
ed to Hamilton Lbr. Co. to the
Popular Store and Steward
At 8 o’clock a Musical Com
edy, entitled “The Gypsy
Rover” was presented in the
auditorium. The capable cast
displayed unusual musical tal-|
ent giving much pleasure to the
crowded house. This romantic
comedy was very colorful with
gypsy costumes, and with Lords
and Ladies < laboratelv gowned
to complete the picturesque
stage setting for the play.
A special number, featuring
a gypsy dance, by Miss Eliza
beth Jones, with Mrs. Coy C.
Hamilton at the piano, delight
ed the audience. Gypsy girls
selling wares and •telling for
tunes were in evidence every
where throughout the evening.
This event was one of the
most delightful entertainments
of the season. The entire Cast
with their families were enter
tained ut the Vah-ki Inn after
the play.
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“I am unreservedly for cop
per tariff,'’ said Mrs. Isabella
Greenwty, candidate for con
gress in the special election soon
to be called by Governor Moeur
when interviewed on that sub
ject recently.
“I wish to spike the rumor
spread about the state that I
am opposed to a tarriff on cop
per and that I am a large stock
holder in foreign copper mines.
“I am unreservedly in favor
of a protective tariff on copper,
believing that Arizona can
never make a complete corn
back. industrially, without this
protection against the importa
tion of foreign copper.
“This has been my conviction
ever since I spent some months
in Africa with my son while he
was at work there as a steel
erector. 1 feel that there are
out few people in Arizona who
have stronger convictions on
this subject than I have, based
on actual knowledge as to meth
ods of production, type of labor
and richness of the African
“ Neither I nor any of my
family have any interests what
ever in foreign copper.
“I trust that my statement
may be conclusive to all those
interested in my convictions/'
s,alf Librarian Capitol s id|
A destructive tornado swept
through part of Nebraska and
Kansas Monday night doing
an emense amount of damage
to property, causing the death
of nine persons anti injuring
many others. The wires being
down it was impossible to learn
of the number killer or in
jured in surrounding districts.
Six were killed at Tyron, Neb
and one at Garden City, Kan.,
when autos and trucks were
blown off the highway. At
Goodland, Kansas, a U. S. Air
way plane overturned in land
ing due to the heavy wind and
dust storm, severly injuring one
The board of pardons and
paroles who were in session at
the state prisionat Florence last
week granted freedom to 103
An even 100 paroles were
granted by the board of which
44 were deported to foreign
countries, 43 going to Old
Mexico and one to Ireland. Ar
rangements have been made, it
was stated, with the Mexican
officials to transport the depor
tees from the border to their
homes in the Southern republic.
The negotiations were carried
on through the Mexican consul
in Phoenix.
The parols of three prisoners
previously paroled but returned
for minor violations of parole,
were reinstated, the board an
nounced. The trio had served
more than three months after
being returned for violating the
first parole
The commutation of three
maximum sentences was an
nounced. The three will be
held in the prison for a number
of years since the commutation
reduced the sentences from 40
to 20 years.
The board granted four par
dons to persons who had serv
ed their maximum sentences
and had left the prison several
years ago, one of them 25 years
ago. In each case the person
granted a pardon presented
evidence showing he had return
ed to civil life and had been a
useful and law abiding citizen
for a number of years.
It is understood that between
50 and 00 more are to be parol
ed and deported at the next
meeting of the board. The
movement is part of a plan to;
reduce expenditures at the pri- j
son, it was explained. All those j
who can be deported after they i
have served a certain length of
time are to be paroled and
sent out of the country, if
Twenty-two of those given
paroles were sent out of the
state to their homes in other
The Community Church Aux
iliary met at the home of Mrs.
T. J. Burke Tuesday afternoon.
It was a work meeting and the
time was spent sewing blocks
for quilts. Mrs. W. E. Nutt
had charge of devotional serv
ice, members responding to roll
call with scripture passages.
Anyone is welcomed at these
Tomorrow America will pay
honor to its V orld War dead.
Millions of Americans in every
part of the country will wear
bright red poppies to show that
they still remember and are
grateful for the services of these
men who gave their lives in de
fense of the country fifteen years
ago. Here in Coolidge, the
women of the William David
Hood l nit of the American
Legion Auxiliary will distribute
memorial poppies in all parts of
the city.
Preparations for Poppy Day
were completed today by the
local Auxiliary women, A
large corps of volunteer workers
are ready to take the streets
early tomorrow morning with
the city’s share of the memorial
poppies. The poppies which the
Auxiliary will distribute tomor
row have been made by disabl
ed World War veterans and the {
employment that the Auxiliary!
has been able to give those men ,
has helped them to provide food I
and fuel for their families dur
ing the period when they could
not possibly have found other
employment. How soon the
poppy making can be started
again depends on tomorrow’s
The Auxiliary will distribute
its poppies on a voluntary con
tribution basis. Poppies will
be given in return for contribu
tions of any size the individual
is able to make. None of the
American Legion Auxiliary
workers, who will be easily iden
tified by badges, will receive any
compensation for her services.
All contributions will be used
for the relief and rehabilitation
of disabled veterans and their
According to information re
ceived largely from agricultural
agents, crop acerage through
out the state will be increased
this year, most of the increase
will be in cotton, says an ex
Pinal county crops are expect
ed to increase from 40,000 acres
last year to 45,000 acres this
year. Pima cotton last year
was planted on 1,700 acres and
plantings this year will be 4,000
acres. Short cotton last year
was 25,000 acres, this year 28,-
000 acres. The acreage in fall
peas will increase from 300 to
600 acres this season.
Tuesday May 30, The Ameri
can Legion Auxiliary are giving
a Luncheon at Vah-ki Inn for
Mrs. Isabella Green way, candi
date for representative in Con
gress, who has been secured to
make the Memorial address at
the Legion program at Florence
|on Memorial Day. The public
is invited to the luncheon and
reservations should be made
with Mrs. W. C. Ketchersid not
later than Saturday night.
I Price of luncheon will be 75
jcents a plate.
The receiving committee will
include the president and past
presidents of the three organi
zations, American Legion Aux
iliary, the Woman’s Club and
the P. T. A. of Coolidge.
Mrs. Green way will be enter
j tained at the Y. C. White home
1 while in Coolidge,
With sports interest centered
in the Corbett-McLarnin wel
ter-weight championship fight,
to be staged in Los Angeles
May 29, the Southern Pacific
Co. has announced plans for
widespread cent-a-mile round
trip excursions over the Mem
orial Day weekend, May 26 to
The five-day bargain sale of
transportation on the so-called
dollar-day basis, featuring 100
miles for SI, will cover the rail
road’s lines in six western states
according to local representa
tives of the company.
A return limit of June 0 has
been fixed for the excursions in
order to provide ample time for
trips to distant points, it. was
The jury in the trial of Man
uel Hernandez for the murder
of Charles P. Washburn, an
aged prospector near Casa
Grande in March, rendered a
verdict of guilty Monday and
recommended the death penalty
On May 10th a similar ver
dict was rendered by the jury
against Fred, brother of Man
uel. The boys are aged 17 and
19. H. G. Richardson of Flor
ence, the attorney appointed
by Judge Green to defend the
two boys will file motions for
new trials for both defendants
The two youths freely ad
mitted the slaying during their
trials. Manuel admitted hav
ing engaged Washburn in con
versation while his brother
crept up behind him and struck
him over the head with a heavy
club. The aged man then was
dragged tow-ard the well, and
as he showed signs of life, the
younger Hernandez nearly de
capitated him with a charge
from a shotgun.
Robbery was established as
the motive for the slaying, the
two youths taking 535 from
Washburn before disposing of
the body.
The program of the High
School graduating class will be
given on June 6th in Florence
High school. Ada Wolf is Vale
dictorian and Cecela Montano
the Salutatorian. The high
school graduates this year num
bers 22 and are as follows:
Dillon Addington, Lloyd Can
fil, William Carrico, Margaret
Cochran, Robert Dindinger,
Eva Feliz, Elsworth Fiscel,
Louis Hall, Alba Jeffers, Will
iam Knight, Cecelia Montano,
Julia Morse, Sara Ortega, Chas
Seay, Freda Tidwell, Ralph
Vasquez; Robert Cartmill,
Kerma Hannah, Amy Williams,
Sadie Martin, and Ada Wolf.
The Coolidge Woman’s Club
Library will be opened every
Thursday afternoon from 3 to
5 throughout the summer. A
reading room » convenience to
the public will be established
later with members of the Club
and of the P. T. A in charge.
Members of the Coolidge
Civic Club met at the Coolidge
Woman’s Club rooms last Fri
day night, President Jackson
A vote was taken on the name
of the organization and “Cooli
dge Civic Club’’ was chosen.
M. L. Durham was elected Ist
vice president; A. J.Christensen
2nd vice president; J. M. Hines
assistant corresponding secre
tary; A. J. Christensen member
of the “Needs’* committee and
Karl Fisher as chairman of this
K. K. Henness, agricultural
agent made an interesting talk
on agriculture, pointing out that
prospects for the farmers look
ed much brighter.
It is expected that the several
committees will be ready to re
port at the next meeting and in
a short time many improve
ments for our town and valley
will be worked out. The mem- j
bership is composed of hustling |
businessmen who will accom
plish much for the benefit of
the Gila valley and Coolidge in {
the next few months.
The next meeting of the clubi
will be held this(Friday) evening
in the rooms south of the Pay’n
Takit store.
The Coolidge Woman’s Club
ended their season’s program
with a Pot-Luck luncheon at
one o’clock Thursday afternoon,
with serving committee includ
ing Mrs. M. M. Ware,Mrs.H.T.
McClain, Mrs. R. J. Edwards,
Mrs. Charles Elledge and Mrs.
Charles Cohen.
During the following business
meeting the final reports of the
years work were read by the
officers and Dep’t. chairmen
which were read and placed on
file with the secretary. The
President’s report included
complimentary remarks for her
co-workers in the year’s work.
She was presented with a hand
some emblem pin in apprecia
tion for her efficient services to
the Club during the year
Mrs. R. J. Jones compiled a
historical scrap book, including
many of the first events of
Coolidge, with pictures and art
icles of advertising schemes for
the new townsite of Coolidge
during its infancy, and with his
tory up to the present day.
This interesting book was pre
sented to the club at this meet
ing by her, and will be placed
on the library shelves.
The officers were installed by
Mrs. E. T. Clark acting install
ing officer with the proper cere
mony. Mrs. W. Jackson re
tiring president, vacated the
: chair for the new president who
adjourned the meeting until
Officers installed follows:
President Mrs. Asa Gardner
Vice Pres Mrs. R. T. Prather
2nd Vice Pres Mrs. F. Slater
Rec Sec Mrs. W. D. Johnson
Cor . Sec Mrs. Tom Moxley
Treasurer Mrs. Earl Weaver
Auditor.... Mrs. R. D. Cochran
Reporter.... Mrs. Chas. Hooper
Board of Directors,.... Mrs.
D. S. Davis, Mrs. Wm.
Jackson, Mrs. Chas. Cohen.
American Legion Posts of
Florence and Coolidge
Parade Forms 10:30 at Court House
Exercises Will Be Held At The
Union High School
The Blackwater base ball club
played the Coolidge Jr. team at
Coolidge last Sunday afternon.
A fair crowd was present and
helped the home team win an
interesting game by a score of
16 to 9.
Coolidge 1234 5 6789
Wallace, c 00 1 0 0 1
Dobson, cf 10 10 0
Mclntire,2b 0 10 0 0
Gladden,ss 12 0
Wiiborn, If 2 0 0
Johnson, 3b 10 1
I Jackson, lb 1 0 0
Blackwell, p 0 1 0 0
Hendrex, rs 11 0 0 0
Total 3 1110 001 1 0
Blackwater 123456789
Farnando,rf 0 0 0 0
G. Perkins, sb 0 0 0 0
Pubins, ss 11 10 0
A.Perkins, cl 11 10
O. Perkins, lb 0 0 10
G. Pablo, If 0 0 10
H. Scoffer, cf 0 0 0
L. Blane,3b 0 0 10
P. Manuel, p 0 0 0
Totol 20202 03 0 0
On May the 20, at noon the
guns in ancient Cabana fortress
roared out their welcome to
Cuba's 31st Independence Day.
To some Cubans the boom
of cannons recalled that May
day in 1902 when Gen. Leonard
Wood officially declared Unit
ed States rule in Cuba at an
end, hauled down the Stars and
Stripes and sailed for home.
To others, those opposed to
the present regime, the guns
had a different meaning. They
marked the end of Gerardo
Machado’s eighth year in office,
and the beginning of the addi
tional two years allowed him by
the 1927-28 constitutional
amendments which, his foes
contend, were illegal.
Mrs. J. B. Boone was hostess
to the Wednesday Bridge Club
at her home in North Coolidge.
High score was awarded to Mrs
W. S. Bird, second to Mrs.
Maud Boone and low to Mrs. L.
A. Condit. Guests present
were Mesdames Stringer, Eles
berry and Jellison.
Members present, Mesdames
Boone, Butterfield, Bird, King,
Chappel, Burke, Condit, Harris
and Graham. Chicken salad
and ice tea were served.
Devoted to
Advertising the Best
Valley on Earth
A Memorial Day program has
been arranged by the William
David Hood Post of Coolidge
and the American Legion post
of Florence, to take place at
Florence High School auditori
um on Tuesday, May 30th.
Mrs. Isabella Greenway, con
gressional candidate, has been
secured to make the address for
the occasion. Parade will start
from the Court House at 10:30
a. m. and end at the school aud
itorium. All citizens are re
quested to participate and fol
low in line with the American
Legion posts. Seventeen veter
ans are burried in the Florence
cemetery, and the American
Legion Auxiliary cf Coolidge,
have made wreaths to be placed
on the graves during the services
Invocation.... Rev. E. M. Ward
Reading Abbie Dee White
Song Mrs. Palmer Schiele
....Mrs. Isabella Greenway
Decorating Soldiers graves.
Blowing of taps.
A number of musicians met
at the Mint Case last week and
organized a band to be known
as the “Coolidge Brass Band”
T. E. Markham was chosen
business manager; Berry Barks
dale, Secretary and Warren
Stubblefield, Bandmaster.
Following is the list of mem
Lloyd Ware Cornet
Steve Wallace Bass
Bob Cortwill Cornet
Ray Giles Saxaphone
Warren Stubblefield ... Baritone
Jim Johnson Alto
Frank Condit Trombone
Elmer Collins
Charles Harding.
Bill lies Saxaphone
Karl Stubblefield Alto
Blan Clayton Bass Drum
Berry Barksdale.... Snare Drum
Jay Edwards Clarinet
Marvin Fitzpatrick Clarinet
Milton Nowlin Clarinet
Francis Seago
Only outer branches of citrus
trees were reported damaged
by frost this winter and came
through in fine shape otherwise.
The condition of grapefruit was
reported as 90 per cent of nor
mal on May 1, and oranges 88
per cent.

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