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ment complete in every detail. Let us esti mate your next job. "VOLUME SIX Heavy Rains and Snow Filling Coolidge Lake Large Volume ofi Water Very En couraging The farming industry un der the San Carlos Irrigation and drainage district has bright prospects for crops this year, owing to the large volume of water pouring in to Coolidge reservoir. Snow and recent heavy rains on the water shed is causing the lake to rise rapidly. En gineer C. H. Suthworth re ported Tuesday that the re servoir gauged 153,000 acre feet and that the water was coming in at the rate of about 6000 feet per day. The rains continue to fall on the water shed and it is ex pected that the lake will show 200,000 feet in a short time,, which will assure bountiful crops in Casa Grande valley. Also, con tinued rains throughout the valley have already put a good season in the ground without irrigation. WOMAN’S CLUB HOLDS ANNUAL BALL The Coolidge Woman’s Club are entertaining to night, Feb. 21, with their annual ball at the Legion hall. A high class orches tra has been engaged for the occasion and a grand time is assured all who attend. Prizes will be given for the best dancers, floor show | and special numbers. COOLIDGE CITIZEN CALLED BY DEATH The death angel visited Cool idge at 9;15 on the night of Feb. 14, and claimed F. L. Potts, aged 74, one of our most esteemed citizens. Death came after a lingering illness, follow ng an operation for appendicitis. The decaased was born in Preston, lowa, and came to Arizona 50 ytars ago and locat ed in the soutnern part where he was active in mining. He es tablished residence in Casa Grande in 1912, moving from there to Coolidge in 1929. He was an expert mechanic and es tablished a machine shop here which he operated until his death. The deceased married Miss Ruth Cameron in Nogales in 1909, who survives him and has been an invalid for some years. Besides the wife, he is survived by a sister and two brothers Funeral services were held in Florence at 3 o’clock on Feb 17‘ after which the body was inter red in the Florence cemetery. We join the many friends of the bereaved in sincere sym pathy. o If you like to live in a good community, get in the harness and help make it good. o In the Superior Court Estate No. 1290. In the Matter of the Matter of the Adoption of Cleo Estel Cur tis, a minor child. Petition for adoption by M. F. and Lucia Fleming. Chandler & Ellis, attorneys. o Wade Dow of the D & A Grocery was a business vis itor in Phoenix Wednesday. “The only Home Owned newspaper Published in Coolidge” The district convention of the Baptist Teacher’s Union will e held at Casa Grande ; Baptist Church Sunday, i March 2, at 2:30 p. m. I There will be a joint pro-, gram by all the churches in 1 the district. o NEWS AT THE RUINS Dale S. King went to Ran dalier monument near Santa Fe, N. M., Saturday to be gone two weeks. Don Erskine, temporary ranger, went to Walnut Can yon national monument, Sat urday to act as custodian. Jack Deal, engineer for the southwest monuments, is expected to arrive this week. Mr. and Mrs. William Stevenson and son, Dickie, accompanied by Mr. Camp bell and Mr. Cook, of Chiri cahua national monument, visited headquarter here Sunday. Mr. Cook went on to Washington to take up work with the FHA. o February eleventh, the American Legion Auxiliarj'' sponsored a test on the flag and flag etiquette. This test was given without being an nounced as studied. An other test will be given at a future date after the mate rial has been studied. The school with the highest aver age in per cent for the first test receives a flag. The school with the highest aver age in per cent on the sec ond test gets a flag, and the | school with the highest gain in per cent on the two tests receives a flag. In last year’s tests the Coolidge school was second in the state. o James Sheppard is on the sick list this week. o Bill Short is recovering from a recent spell of flu. o Work is going forward on the two story Luthy building on West Coolidge avenue. o H. C. Hall, auctioneer, will cnduct an auction sale on the Thomason farm Mon day at 1 o’lock p. m. All equipment on the farm will be sold to the highest bid der, and Mr. Hall invites anyone having live stock for sale to bring it tp the sale. o “Heinie” Schewel is op ening an electrical supply business in the new Jones building on North Main street. The firm will be known as Heinie’s Electrical Company. o Roland Wiseman, Pinal county administrator for the welfare board, and P. M. Hughes were business visit ors from Casa Grande Tues day. 0 — J. M. Reed, with his daughter, Mrs. Beauchimin, of Altar, Sonora, Mexico, have returned home after a week’s visit with J. C. Jayne, proprietor of the Coolidge Auto Supply. Mr. Reed and his daughter are interested in mining in the Mexican state. o The Coolidge Grammar School faculty members and also the pupils have had their share of illness recent ly. The teachers who have been ill are Misses Fulker son, Edwards and Struthers. Also Mrs. Record, the cook of the cafeteria has been ill. i COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, FEBRUARY 21, 1936 DO YOU REMEMBER WAY BACK WHEN? “Eggs were three dozen for twenty five cents, butter was ten cents per pound and milk was five cents a quart, the butcher gave away liver and treated the kids to ba.logna, the hired girl re ceived two dollars per week and did the washing, women did not powder and paint, I smoke, vote, play poker or drink in public. No one was operated on for appendicitis or bought glands, midrobes were un heard of, folks lived to be a ripe old age and every New Year walked miles to wish their friends a Happy New Year. Men wore whiskers and boots, chewed tobacco, spit on the sidewalk and cussed. Beer was five cents a glass and, lunch was free. La borers worked ten hours a day and never went on strike. No tips were given to waiters and the hat check racket was unheard of. A kerosene hanging lamp and a stereoscope in the parlor were considered luxuries. “Beaus” were well enter tained when shown the fam ily album, especially if the music box in the back of the album was playing. Men would sit on one end of the sofa and the girls on the other, looking at an old an tique clock, reaching from the floor to the ceiling, with a four foot pendulum swing ing from one side to the other which seemed to say— Take your time, take your time. NOW ADAYS Young folks sit on an eighteen inch chair, facing a ninety eight cent cuckoo clock with a little cuckoo bird bobbing out every now and then saying—Get to gether, get together. Everybody rides in auto mobiles, or flies, plays golf, shoots crap,* plays the piano with their feet, goes to the movies nightly, smokes cig arettes, drinks gin, blames the high cost of living on politics, never goes to bed the same day they get up, have their clothes cleaned for thirty cents and think they are having a wonderful time.” These are the days of pro fiteering, excess tax,ng, rack steering and chiseling, and if you still think life is worth living subscribe for The Examiner Coolidge, Arizona. o CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS The United States Civil Service Commission has an nounced open competitive examinations as follows: Assistant animal fiber technologist, $2,600 a year, assistant animal husband man (sheep breeding), s2, r 600 a year, Bureau of Ani mal Industry, Department | of Agriculture. Chief industrial econom ist, $6,500 a year, National Labor Relations Board. Certain specified educa tion and experience are re quired for these positions. 1 All States except Colora -1 do, lowa, Maryland, Min ’ nesota, Vermont, Virginia, 1 and the District of Colum ’ bia have received less than their quota of appointments ■ in the apportioned depart -1 mental service in Washing -1 ton, D. C. Full information may be obtained from the Secretary • of the United States Civil Service Board of Examiners 1 at the post office or custom ■ house in any city which has ■ a post office of the first or • the second class, or from the , United States Civil Service Commission, Washington, D. , C. STOLEN WATCH RECOVERED On last Christmas Eve night, burglars broke into the residence of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Davis while they yvere at their place of busi ness and appropriated a number of valuable articles, among which was a valuable new watch that Mrs. Davis had purchased as a Christ mas present for Mr. Davis, not having yet presented it. Asa Gardner at once got on the job to trace the stolen goods, the watch in particu lar. He got a line on it in Tucson and made a trip there to investigate. After per sistent efforts of Mr. Gard ner and the chief of police of Tucson the watch was fi nally located and returned to Mr. Davis Tuesday. He is now enjoying his belated Christmas present. o WED AT FLORENCE Mr. Ned W. Cowen and Miss Elsie Caches, popular young people of Coolidge, were married at Florence on Wednesday, February 19. The bride is a sister of Mrs. Orville Boone, of Cool idge, and the groom is in the employ of the Western Gin Co. Both are favorably known here where they have many friends. COM AGENT MAKES REPORT NO GUIDE L*NE CASA GRANDE, Ariz., Feb. 20. —Rental and bene-i fit payments made to Ari zona farmers from May 12, 1933, to December 31, 1935, inclusive, total $2,273,-1 696.00, it was announced by K. K. Henness, County Agri cultural Agent. Cotton farmers were paid $2,142,555; corn-hog grow ers received $81,827.00; and wheat farmers were benefited by $49,313. Bank head pool payments for trust fund operations amounted to $26,351.00. Maricopa County received over $1,000,000 on its cot ton crop, and a total of sl>- 275,537.00. Payment by crops in Maricopa County totaled, cotton $1,199,370; corn-hogs, $47,099.00; and wheat, $29,067.00. Pinal County was second with a total payment of $425,769; cotton, $409,202; corn-hogs $10,209.00; wheat, $6,357. Yuma County was next on the list with $268,539 cot ton, $263,374; corn-hogs, $5,165. Graham County was fourth with $253,314, cotton, $232,946; corn-hogs, $10,872; wheat, $9,495. Total payments to other counties were as follows: Pima, $31,309; Greenlee, $10,110; Yavapai, $4,799; Coconino, $2,031; Navajo, $1,147; Apache, $649; San ta Cruz, $397; and Gila, S9O. From these net returns must of course be deducted taxes paid under the recent ly repealed Bankhead Act, as well as purchases of tax exemption certificates from the National Pool establish ed under the Bankhead Act. Figures compiled today on Pinal County show that growers of this county pur chased $117,284.20 in tax exemption certificates in or der to market their cotton. No certificates were con signed to the National Pool by growers from this county.; Deducting $117,284.20 from the total paid producers oi this county, $425, 1 69.00, leaves a net balance received by Pinal County growers of $308,484.80. Construction ot H. S. Buildings to Start Soon R. H. Potterbaum, of Casa Grande, and H. R, Pot terbaum, of Coolidge, ship ped four cars of cattle to Los Angeles, Sunday. R. H. Potterbaum and Mr. Palmer are attending to business transactions while there. They will visit Mr. Potter baum’s daughter, Mrs. W. E. Plumb, who recently moved to Long Beach. o Rev. Frank Frazier, Pas tor of the Baptist Church of Coolidge, is conducting a two-week’s revival meeting at Tolleson. Rev. Crabtree, of Phoenix, is assisting'Rev. Frazier in the meeting. They report 24 professions, thus far in the meeting. Rev. Stewart of Picacho, is in charge of the services at the Baptist Chufch in Coolidige, during the absence of Rev. Frazier. o O. R. Harding has been sick with the flu for the past two weeks. o LION’S CL.UB REORGANIZED HERE A group of about twenty five Coolidge men met last Monday night and reorgan ized the Lion’s club which had been dormant here for a few years. Much interest was manifested and they got off to a good start. Af ter the organization was perfected they went into the election of regular officers, selecting the folowing: Ken yon Harris, president; Otis Sasser, secretary and treas urer; Coy Hamilton, lion tamer; M. L. Durham, tail I twister. The vice presidents are: J. B. Boone, first; Bill Elliott, second; Harry Cul bert, third. The board of directors consists of John D. Goree, R. S. Fisher, Ben J. McKinney and Nat Zahala sky. The organization will meet regularly on the first and third Wednesday nights of each month. In addition to the twenty-five paid-up members prospects are quite favorable to enroll at least fifteen more in a short time. Will Hold Canning Demonstration Keb. 25 There will be a canning demonstration held in Casa Grande on Tuesday, Febru ary 25, at 2 o’clock p. m., in the demonstration kitch en in the rear of the reset tlement office. Mrs. Frances Brown, state demonstration agent, will be in charge of the demonstra tion, and everyone interest ed is invited to be present. o H. S. CLASSES , VISIT EXAMINER The Examiner was hon ored this week by visits from three Coolidge high school classes, who happen to be studying the history of print ing at this time. They were all nice congenial young people and we were very glad to have them; ’twas a pleasure to show them through the shop. The lino type machine won their at tention by a large per cent, but they were also attracted by the presses in operation. We hope they enjoyed the visit as we did, and they have a standing invitation to call on us at any time. On Tuesday Miss Fulker- I son brought a large class; also returned with the eighth grade. At another hour on Thursday Mrs. Mangun ac f companied the freshman class to our office. NUMBER 47 Bids Opened Feb. 29th And Con tract Let At a meeting of the Cool idge Union high school board Monday night plans for the construction of the new high school building were discussed, and prepa rations are being made to give prompt consideration of the bids of contractors to be opened on February 29. Many contractors have been making inquiries about the project, and it is expected that the board will have quite a number of bids sub mitted to them. For the convenience of prospective bidders who may be in Cool* idge, sets of the plans and specifications may be found in the office of C. M. Man gun, high school superinten dent and he expressed him self as being pleased to ex tend this courtesy. Supt. Mangun submitted a new design of buildings at the board meeting Monday night, which met with the approval of the board. His plans are quite practical and add to the convenience, ef ficiency and equipment with out advancing the cost to the district. This plan calls for a separate building for the gymnasium instead of in cluding it the main building. This will give more room both in the gym and the au ditorium. Mr. Mangun has worked faithfully and per sistently on this project and his ideas and efforts have been of great assistance to the board, which has done efficient work in putting this program over. The ball ground is being leveled by the W. P. A. proj ect, which offers to supply the labor for the construc tion of the gymnasium. Work is scheduled to be gin on the buildings about March 10, to be completed within 180 days, but it is es timated that the building will be ready by July. o The railroads had a lot of faults but I don’t feel that they are being corrected un der the new scheme. On Friday evening, Feb ruary 14; members of the eighth gjrade entertained with a valentine party in the school auditorium. The eve ning was spent in playing games, after which a valen tine box was opened and its • contents delivered. Refresh ments consisted of cake and punch. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Kirby and Mr. and Mrs. Har ry Culbert acted as chaper ones. GAS BUILDING TO START SOON M. A. Moody, ownelr of the natural gas franchise for Coolidge and Superior has been quite busy in Coolidge this week superintending gas connections and getting plans under way for the con struction of an office build ing where the gas business will be handled here. Mr. Moody expresses himseh as highly pleased with the re sponse he has met with here and has a crew busy inistal ling meters and making con nection. The location for the new building is on East 1 Wilson avenue. what we think (By Frank Dixon) If I had charge of things in addition- to applying sanc [ tions I would arm the Ethio pians. I think this would be a most effective way to stop | this war and it might serve as a means of heading off future wars. I am old fashioned. I like the country girls. I would take one of them any time in preference to their so phisticated city sisters. A neighbor of mine died recently worth $50,000. He arranged to have it all spent in a monument over his grave. In the monument were several life size marble statutes of himself and his wife who was also dead. I have an idea that his wife would have rather had a few more comforts of life and a new rug for the front room while she was alive than all this vain expression of loyalty after he was dead. If I should be in a position to leave a million when I die I think instead of leaving it to my children to spoil them I will give them enough for a modest start and use the rest to endow some form of medical research. We hear a great deal these days about the loss of taxes caused by the aban donment of railroads be cause of truck and bus com petition. My own county has lost $25,000 in taxes formerly paid in each year by the railroads traversing it. Its railroads have been aban doned and torn up because of bus and truck competi tion. The railroads are closely regulated by state commis sions and state laws, but the busses and trucks have to contend with very little reg ulation. 9 My guess is that the con dition will continue until the railroads get to operating trucks and bus lines. When this comes to pass the legislature will crack them with taxes and regu lations. If the truck lines and bus lines in my county will agree to pay the same amount of taxes that the railroads which they have replaced I won’t say a word. But they won’t, only a mall part of it—the extra load will be thrown back on the home owner and the small business man and the farmer in the shape of ex tra taxes. Abraham Lincoln said that you couldn’t fool all the people all the time. There’s been two or three times in my life when I haven’t been so sure Mr. Lincoln was right about that. It just looked like everybody was being fooled.. The fact that some folks think you can’t fool all the people all the time doesn’t keep some one from trying it. The average legislator sees red when a railroad is mentioned in his hearing be cause it is always good campaign material if he can show his constituents he has had a part in swatting the railroads. The same legis lator, when regulation of trucks and busses is men tioned, turns an eggshell white or an oyster gray for fear such regulations might tread on the toes of his truck operating constituents.