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Casa ClrantJa Valley Like a Blanket VOLUME SIX AMERICAN LEGION PLANS “DAYS OF ’49” GAS LINE TO COOLIDGE IS ASSURED NOW Work is now going for ward on laying a gas line to Coolidge from the Western Gas Co. line,, about one mile from here, and the laying of mains in Coolidge will begin by the middle of next week, according to M. A. Moody, owner of the franchise. This means that natuial gas service is now assured Coolidge by Christmas. This does not mean that everv one will be served by that time, but installations will be made promptly upon receipt of or ders, which means the serv ice will be extended to all parts of the town within a short time thereafter. While dealers are selling fuel at a reasonable margin, we realize it is high for the reason that wood within a reasonable distance is very scarce and all coal shipped in from distant mines. Mr. Moody advises that Coolidge will have the cheap est gas rate in Arizona, and in view of this fact, the citi zens of this vicinity should find it to their advantage to avail themselves of low fuel cost. Gas service means a great deal in the way of fuel econ omy and convenience and is well worthy of consideration. Mr. Moody is a man of wide experience in public utility service; has been identified with the business interests of this section for quite a number of year, and is well acquainted with coi)r ditions. We welcome Mr. Moody as a factor in our lo cal development and feel sure his venture and efforts will work to the advantage of all concerned. Coolidge Lady Has Narrow Escape Mrs. F R. Harrington an employe of Serranno’s store, can explain very lucidly the sensations that travel through your frame just be fore you are kidnaped or j our purse snatched. Last Saturday as she was returning home after clos ing. with anticipation of a good night’s rest and her purse snuggled closely un der her arm, she observed a man approaching her or the run, seemingly resolved on contacting her. Just as he approached her, she clut/li ed her purse tighter and ducked. This took the at tacker by surprise; he lost his balance and fell She took advantage of his delay and struck for home, a short distance away. She observ ed he was in close pursuit and did not have time to un lock the door; accordingly she dropped flat among some shrubbery and her pursuer, failing .to observe her, pass ed on. | She recognized her assailant in town next day but he escaped before he could be apprehended. METHODIST LADIES TO SERVE HOT DOGS The Methodist ladies are serving those delicious hot Jogs, with all the trimmings, on the corner by the po*t of fice Saturday night. The public is invited. /if<y -S| « y/fi*- Football Squad Enjoys Banquet as Season Ends Friday night, December 6, will long be remembered by the young men who carried the colors of Coolidge Union high school on the field for its first football season. The occasion was a banquet giv en the grid stars by the busi ness men of Coolidge. With the team and business men enjoying one of the finest banquets ever served in Cool idge and encouraging talks by many of those present, it was a night to be long cher ished in memory. The banquet was backed by the business men of the town and planned by mem bers of the student council. The girls of the senior class planned the menu and did | the serving while the moth- 1 ers did the cooking. The place cards were cleverly worked out in the form of a football, with the guest’s name across the mid dle. In the center of- the head table was a miniature football field with figures representing the two teams dress°d up in red and blue,: ready to go into action. The tables were arranged in the form of a “C,” with seating capacity for about 60. Among the guests were business men, members of the school board, and the members of the football team. The head table was occupied by Rev. E. M. Ward and Rev. Glenn E. Smiley and the main sneakers of the evening.. The speeches of the men all showed their willingness to back the school in all athletic activities and the talks were received with enthusiastic applause. >( If there was anything on the menu from turkey to Die a la mode that was missing the boys failed to discover what it was. It happened to be a banquet at which there was more to eat than the guests could get away with. The attractive waitresses were very busy dishing out more turkey, or what would you ha.o? There was not a person in the Legion Hall Jwho did not receive all the attention and food he could get away with. After all had eaten heart ily, Rev. E. M. Ward, acting as toastmaster, called on FREE SPENDER AT FLORENCE A pre-Christmas spending spree bv an 18-year-old F.or jence stenographer placed her behind the bars of the Pinal county jail Tuesday. She had a merry time buy ing this, buying that, buvng | anything that struck her fancy and patronizing F'lor ience stores liberally. She had a new suite.ase full of fine, new clothes, and a bus ticket for Phoenix when officers suggested she go to the sheriff’s office and “talk things over.” The “fly in the ointment” of her happy buying excur sion was that the checks she gave in making purchases were being refused at the bank on which they were drawn. At the county jail she was quoted as saying she just “wanted to give people some thing to talk about, it’s so quiet here ” ] Christmas Special, Dec 20 “PUBLISHED AND PRINTED AT HOME” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY , ARIZONA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13. 1935 quite a few business men and football players for short talks. Harry Brittain, cap tain of the football team, ex pressed thanks for the treat ment accorded the team and promised a fighting team for next season. Bob Sneed, captain of the first Coolidge Union high ; football team, briefly spoke of his efforts to put over the team and expressed sorrow at his inability to play out the schedule, due to injuries. Princioai C M. Manv>n expressed his pride over the good showing the team made during its first season. County Superintendent of Schools John J. Bugg prais ed the team highly, saying 1 the clean way the Coolidge iboys played in the game ! with Florence had made many friends for Coolidge. Harry Brittain, captain of the Cubs, expressed thanks for the support accorded the team this past season. Among the others who were called on for brief re marks were: William Carls, | coach of the team, Harry Sheller, Rev. Glenn E. Smi ley, Methodist pastor; Leon ard SprueU, C. J. Moody, H. C. Hess, C. J. Preece, Tom Terrill, Melville Harris, W. C. Ketchersid, Charles Co hen, Coy Hamilton, Maurice Zahalsky, Mack A. Jones, Howard Fisher, Harry Cul bert, Paul Hobby and Mr. Storey. Six of the 1935 football squad have played their last game for C. U. H. S. They are: Jack* McCullough, Rob Sneed, Chas. Moody, Ray Guiles, Keith Condit and Mac Mangun. Other mem bers of Coolidge high’s first gridiron eleven are: Harry Brittain, Clarence Moxley, Bill Pew, Ralph Preece, Jim Parker, Reynaldo Pisano, Harold Jackson, Carl Baker, Minor Cheslev, Hershel , Holmes, Mayne Wuertz, Geo. Hanna, Melvin Dunnagan, Pete Maxwell, Clarence Gra ham, Webster Martin, Ele doro Pisano. i After the banquet, the members cf the team were guests of the management of the Mauk theater, enjoying Joe E. Brown in “Bright Lights.” NEW TOURIST CAMP ON HIGHWAY i —————— H. B. Justin has complet .ed and undej construction seven tourist cabins and two ! apartment cabins on lots fronting on the highway and iWest Coolidge avenue. These Jots were purchased from M. ’ L. Durham and the construc -1 tion work is being done by E. V. Bunkley, local contractor. i We are pleased to note this improvement and realize its j importance in supplying ad . ditional accommodations 1 which benefit our <own very [ much o ’| CATTLE DEALS s j Bill Knight, county live 3 stock inspector, reports ac -2 Gvity in cattle movemenl 5 here this week. The Clem lans Cattle Co. shipped twe 3 cars of fat steers to Stealing t Meat Co.. Los Angeles; Ro bles Commercial Co., ship > ped in a car and two truck loads of fat and feeder stuff, illall Bros, bought about 7£ )jhead of steers for feeding. ANNOUNCE NUPTIALS or POPULAR COUPLE Mrs. R. T. Prather was hostess to a very pretty par ty given at the Vah-Ki Jnn I last Saturday afternoon on which occasion the nuptials of Mr. Otis Sasser and Miss ■Esther Scott were announc ed. The table was decorated to represent a snow scene, a surprise Christmas package of nuts and candy, containing the names of the bride and groom to be was placed at each place. After a des sert was served to the guests They enjoyed playing a game I of auction bridge. Mrs. Leon Smith won the high score and the traveling prize went to Mrs. Harry Culbert. Those present were: Miss es Lilian O’Connor. Dorothy White, Helen Edwards, Viv ian Hooper, Christine Mc- Daniels, Dorothy Goodwin, Lucile Collins, Esther Scott and Helen Hayduke, and Mesdames Joe Sherrill, Rob ert Rose, W. D. Kirby, Wm. 'Elliott, Leon Smith, Don (Paul, Harry Culbert and R. T. Prather. o BRIDE-ELECT HONORED Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. J. Jones a shower was given honoring Miss Esther Scott, who is to marry Mr. Otis Sasser soon. A large rainbow was ar ranged across the ceiling of the dining room, with a sur prise “Pot of Gold” at the end of the rainbow, filled with gifts from Miss Scott's friends. Miss Helen Attaway and Mrs. Robert Rose presided at the tea table. Scores of Miss Scott’s friends were present and all extended wishes for her future hanpi ness. Hostesses were: Mrs Le on Smith, Miss Christine Mc- Daniels and Miss Helen Ed wards. D. s/c. PROGRAM WELL RECEIVED! The Coolidge Domestic Science club gave an inter esting program Thursday night at the grammar school auditorium. The program consisted of music and spe cially prepared stunts, which were very entertain ing. ' The admission fee will be used by the club on its pledge to a church and prizes to honor pupils in the grammar school. o NEW STORE OPENS The Toggery, a new gents’ and ladies’ furnishing store, in the Denham block on North Main street, are re ceiving a select line of daily in preparation for their formal opening at an early date. They are installing elaborate and modern equip ment and the public will find a very attractive lishment with congenial management in charge o WOMAN’S CLUB PLANS POT I UCK LUNCHEON The Woman’s Club is hav ing a meeting and pot luck luncheon Thursday after noon. Dec. 19th. Members are requested to bring gifts to fill the baskets on White Christmas. o M. A. McMullen was in from the Basket ranch the first of the week. Cash Prize Offered For Decorations at Local Residences JUNIOR WOMAN’S CLUB APPEALS TO COMMUN ITY SPIRIT FOLLOWS CITY CUSTOM Though Christmas does not come to Coolidge with: glittering snow and tinkling sleigh bells, it will come this year with all the traditional color of the season, accord ing to Mrs. Christine Miller, chairman of the Junior Wo-; man’s Club committee on Christmas decorations. In keeping with the cus tom in many cities thruout the country, residents of Coolidge are planning ex terior decorations at their homes in the Yuletide man ner. Feeling that commun ity spirit can be expressed in no more delightful way, the Junior Woman’s Club is offeirng a cash prize of $5 for the exterior Christmas decorations judged to be best All local people are urged to compete in this com mendable effort to make our little city glow with holiday splendor. The following rules have Local Store Victim of Burglars; Fail on Second Attempt At about 2:00 o’clock last Monday morning, when hon est toilers were presumably at rest, the peaceful slumb ers of a barber at the B & B barber shop, on West Cool idge avenue, were disturbed by an unusual hammering near by. As this was not regular at that hour, he pro ceeded to investigate and found that an enterprising gent was trying to force en trance into Serranno’s store next door He called Sor ranno and made a racket tor the purpose of scaring the intruder away, with desired effect. Deputy Gardner was called at once and he responded poste-haste. In coming the short way. he met "a fellow coming out of an alley from that direction. Constable Ed Stringer ..was also n the job and made a circuit to intercept the alley rambler. He was successful in making contact and the said gent is’ still in soak I awaiting developments. o IN JUSTICE COURT Walter Roper is charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Louis Matlock is charged with misdemeanor and petty larceny. Otha Nolan charged with disturbing the peace, is held for investigation. Judge Thompson has bnen prettv busy trying to 'dear the docket, but complica itions arise that delay court acton. o Mrs. Ed Connolv of Hel ena, Montana is a house guest of Mrs. Clark J. Wells. been adopted for the con test: ; Only individual homes 'within the citv limits of Cool idge may he entered in the contest. Judges may not enter the contest. Decorations must be out of i doors and visible from the street. The decorations must be visible at night. All contestants must regis ter not later than December 21. Registration can be made at The Examiner of fice. Awards will be made on Christmas day. Those wishing to enter I this contest MUST register at the office of The Coolioge Examiner. Decorations will be judged on the following points: Originality. Beauty. Effectiveness. Adaptation of Christmas idea to desert environment. I The names of the judges will be announced later. Everyone is invited to en ter the contest It will be big fun and some one will win the prize. But whether you enter the contest or not— decorate! Last Tuesday morning about 3:00 o’clock some one or more burst through the front door of Boree’s store No. 4. The time was check ed by a resident near by who saw a car parked in front of the building at that hour. The cash register was rifled but only 30 cents had been left in it Outside of this only a few cartons of cigar ettes and some candy were missing. An American man and a Mexican woman were ar rested and held for investi gation. Finger prints were taken and checked but evi dence was not sufficient to hold the couple. o C. OF C. NOMINATE j The Coolidpe Chamber of ’Commerce met in regular J session last Tuesday and transacted business betore the body. Nominations were made for officers to be elected to iserve for next year. The election wil be held at a later date. Fran cis Seagoe was nominated for re-election as president, and Geo. A. Nowlin for first vice president. MAKING EDUCATIONAL SURVEY OF COUNTY W. H. Harless, director of research from the office of ,the state school superintend ent at Phoenix, was in Cool idge Tuesday on a surveying tour. He was accompanied by John J. Bugg. county school superintendent. C. W. Brandon, of Tucson, telephone plant supervisor, was here the first of ihe i week. Devoted tc Advertising the Best Valley on earth NUMBER 37 GALA EVENT ON DECEMBER 21 PROGRAM IS ARRANGED FOR ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT FROLIC —FUN AND AMUSEMENT FOR OLD AND YOUNG David E. Hood post, Amer ican Legion, is planning for a gala occasion on Saturday December 21, with some thing doing all day and all night at Legion Hall. The Legionnaires are busy mak ing plans for “Days of ’49” and, reports to the press say some real fun is in store for those who visit the hut. The American Legion will use any profits to help pay off the mortgage on their hall. Every person who enjoys .the sports which were popu lar in the days of '49 should make it a point to be on hand for the occasion. For those who can not atte v d in the evening there will be a day program, and for those who I'i'or business reasons, can inot attend in the day, there will be something doing the whole night through. I The committee in charge of the event is keeping se cret most of the entertain ment plans, but one of the many features is said to be a rooster fight. With the live wire bunch handling all plans for the day and night, guests can rest assured they ;? ; re in for a bip’ time. The affair is being widely advertised in the valley, and manv out-of-town visitors are expected. Don’t forget the date Saturday, December 21. And Ihe place is the Legion Hall. o WARNING TO ’49RS Beginning tomorrow, Sat urday all mer of Coolidge vicinity are ordered to wear a red bandana handkerchief around their necks as the in signa for the “Days of ’49” celebration to be given by the American Legion in Cool idge on December 21. Those failing to follow this edict will be haled before Kill Short and A. P. McGinnis, duly constituted judges, and will have to take chances on their moods for penalties pro vided. JUNIOR CLUB HAS XMAS PARTY The Junior Department of the Womans’ Club held a Christmas “Kid” party at the home of Mrs. Joe Sherrill, Monday evening, Dec. 9. Members came dressed in children’s costumes. Tney brought toy gifts which were exchanged among those present. Later these gifts will be included in the Christ mas boxes which the club gives annually to needy fam ilies. The committee pro vided many entertaining games. Refreshments "were served by the hostesses, Miss es White, Goodwin and Hooper o Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Hard ing spent Thursday in Phoe nix with their son and daugh ter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hardirg. o Len Eckert, from Salmon, Idaho, is visiting his aunt, Mrs N. G. Murry.