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The Coolidge examiner. [volume] (Coolidge, Ariz.) 1930-current, February 21, 1936, Image 1

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Heavy Rains and Snow
Filling Coolidge Lake
Large Volume ofi
Water Very En
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.
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.
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
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
If you like to live in a
good community, get in the
harness and help make it
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.
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.
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.
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
James Sheppard is on the
sick list this week.
Bill Short is recovering
from a recent spell of flu.
Work is going forward on
the two story Luthy building
on West Coolidge avenue.
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.
“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
Roland Wiseman, Pinal
county administrator for the
welfare board, and P. M.
Hughes were business visit
ors from Casa Grande Tues
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
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.
“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
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
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
Coolidge, Arizona.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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
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.
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.
O. R. Harding has been
sick with the flu for the past
two weeks.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
(By Frank Dixon)
If I had charge of things in
addition- to applying sanc
[ tions I would arm the Ethio
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
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
The railroads are closely
regulated by state commis
sions and state laws, but the
busses and trucks have to
contend with very little reg
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
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.

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