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ment complete in every detail. Let us esti mate your next job. VOLUME SIX COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1936 AGED NEGRO KILLED SOUTHWEST OF COOLIDGE John Harris, 70 year old negro, waS murdered last Saturday night at his home five mile** southwest of Coolidge, by being beaten to death with an iron pipe. A 26 year old negro man whom Harris had befriended and took into his home recently, was ai rested by Deputy Asa Gardner and lodged in the Coolidge jail to await a preliminary trial. Virgil Chandler, county attorney said the suspect told him he struck Harris with the pipe after the crippled man cursed him and fired three shots at him. He then dragged Harris’ body 200 yards and threw it into a canal, Mr. Chandler said. Three Coolidge men, Eugene Johnson, Andrew Hendry and Charles Young, surprised the sus pect in the canal with Harris’s body and ;notified authorities. They were enroute to visit the aged colored man. They told officers the suspect said Harris had fallen into the canal and the young man was try ing x to rescue him. In assisting they noticed wounds on Harris's head and that he still wa-3 breath ing. Two of the men came here on pretense of obtaining medical aid, leaving the third with the suspect and Harris, and returned with Deputy Gardner. Enroute to jail the suspect ad mitted killing Harris but charged self-defense, Gardner said. After disposing of the body in the canal, the suspect cleaned blood from the cabin floor and re- j turned to the canal to find the body lodged against a fiood gate, Mr. Chandler said he was told. The suspect told officers he was turned back at the Arizona-Cali fornia border by Los Angeles police and had resided with Harris since last Tuesday. The victim had been receiving a county old-age pension for some time. His left leg was amputated just above the knee. The suspect was charged with the murder of Harris, waived pre liminary .trial and is being held in the Florence jail for action of the superior court of Pinal county. G GRAMMAR SCHOOL Miss Williams, who has been ill, was taken to her home in Phoenix. Mrs. Johnson is teach ing the fourth grade in her place. The eighth grade has received the book which they won by hav iilg the largest percentage of par ents present at a recent P. T. A. meeting. The book is “Spike”, written by Ross Santee. This makes the second book the eighth grade ha»3 won this year. Other grades who have won books re cently are the fifth grade which chose “Wolf”, written by A. P. Terhune and the second grade, which chose “In Animal Land” by La Rue. The sixth grade has just finish ed it*s February Scrap Book con test, sponsored by the P. T. A. Twelve girls and two boys entered of which Helen Sellers and Alma Woffard tied in the girls’ contest and George Knox was winner of the boys’. The P. T. A. will sponsor a contest in the fifth grade during March. A poetry contest sponsored by the Poetry Department of the Woman’s Club in which only the upper grades will take part has been announced. Further details will be given at a later date. 0 Renz Jennings, prominent Phoe nix attorney, spoke to a good sized audience of the Coolidge Townsend club at the school auditorium last Tuesday night. Dick Lacy was “Settin’ ’em up” Wednesday in honor of a new girl which arrived at his home in Coolidge Tuesday. /HV o * FIFTY-THREE BREAD TAXES It has recently been'stated that the cost of a loaf of bread in cludes 53 taxes levied on it and its materials between the time the seed grain is planted and the finished loaf is delivered to your door. A half-dozen or so of those taxes come readily to mind. The miller who makes the flour pays taxes, as does the farmer who raises the wheat. If it is transported by a heavily-taxed commercial carrier, another tax must be added. The baker who bakes it and the store which sells it are likewise the recipients of frequent calls from the tax-collector. So it goes with all food pro ducts, from lettuce to caviar./,And, if some have their way, new tsfxes will be added to further increase the retail cost of foods, through •special class taxes against cer tain types of food merchandisers. What we need today is not a movement to increase food prices, but one to lower them. The cost of living is a difficult and grow ing problem in millions of house holds. Additional jumps in food costs will work a great hardship on a large part of our people. Food costs can be lowered, or at least kept from rising any faster than is absolutely necessary by methods: First, by refraining from adding taxes that increase the cost of food; second, by en couraging distribution systems : which cut overhead and eliminate unnecessary middleman charges. Doing this makes it possible to pay farmers a fair price for their! goods—and yet not >sting and ex ploit the consumer. O THE DULIN’S RETURN I Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dulin re- j turned to Coolidge this week and purchased Dan's Case from Earl j E. Smith and took over the man- j agement immediately. Mr. and Mrs. Dulin established Dan’s Case in Coolidge a few years | ago and being exceptional restaur ant people and a disposition of making friends, the business thrived 1 under theip management and developed into one of the best and most liberally patronized restaurants in this section of the state. The volume required two moves to larger quarters, moving to its present quarters on North Main street nearly a year ago. On account of 'weariness occasioned by confinement/ arid long houriS, they concluded to sell and take a j vacation. Earl Smith purchased the business last fall since which time he has conducted it in the same high class manner. The Dulins are welcomed back! to Coolidge by their many friends here. 0 POTPOURRI (By Polk Daniels) Don’t blame a man for chasing after women—if the women don’t object. If they object and he doesn’t turn them loose, or leave them alone, hang him! When in doubt, tell the truth and hope for the best. About all most of us got out of , the depression was much the same , as the defeated candidate got out . of the election—experience. , If the girls who smoke cigar ettes do not care, why should anybody else? The reason some men have money to burn is they don’t burn it. 1 The boys tell me the rich girls L are as affectionate as the poor gii-ls, but the poor girls are the most faithful. ’ If you could be made to believe 1 the fools are all dead, wouldn’t i you have a lot more faith in your self? “The only Home Owned newspaper Published in Coolidge” WILL ROGERS’ TRIBUTE TO HOMETOWN NEWS PAPERS ONE OF BEST —— Since the untimely death of Will Rogers, many of his most famous writings have been brought to the attention of his millions of read ers. The following clipped from the “Publisher’s Auxiliary,” gives, in Will’s own estimation, the value of “your hometown paper.” “Chicago.—Some of the late Will Rogers’ philosophic and humorous paragraphs will go down in literary history as masterpieces. And perhaps one of the finest of these is his tribute to the "home town paper,” one of his last writ ings. “Take away my ham, take away my eggs, even chili,” said Will, “but leave ;me my newspaper. Even if it has such purely local news as ‘Jim Jones came home last week unexpectedly, and blood shed ensued’ or ‘Jesse Bushyhead, our local M. D., is having one of the best years of his career, practi cally speaking—but they just won’t pay him when they get well,’ ‘the county seat was packed yes terday with prominent people from out of town, attempting to renew their notes’ and ‘election ain’t for off and everybody is up for office that can sign an application blank.’ “Now that don’t seem much news to you. But it is news to you, especialy when you know the people and they are your own folks. So no matter how punk you may think your local news paper is getting, why just take it away from you and see how you feel. The old newspaper, I think, is just about our biggest blessing. “So let’s all read and be merry, for tomorrow the paper may not have enough ads to come out.” O GIVE BRIDE SHOWER On Thursday, March sth, the freshman class gave Mrs. Chaun cey Killian a kitchen shower at the home of Birdie Cheeley ini North Coolidge. The bride re i ceived many useful gifts. Florence Roche and Peggy Killian were the ' hostes'ses. Those present were; Birdie ,Cheeley, Peggy KilWan, Jaunita Ellis, Mable Lee, Betty Jane Anderson, Frances| Money, Delight Maben, Florence Roche, : Flossie Cleveland, Elsie Van Pelt j and Mrs. Emagene Killian. Past successes do not compen sate for present failures. A used to-be doesn’t cut any ice. You must do it now! No man who attends his lodge regularly has any right to com plain that church services are dull and uninteresting. It’s a hard joh to flatter a home ly woman when she knows she’« homely. There are some things you could easily do today that should be put off till tomorrow, or in definitely postponed. If you have a friend who ad ! mires you and occasionally tells S you so, doesn’t it spoil the com ! sortable feeling it gives you to j find that he also admires a whole ! lot of other people equally well or better, and is 'atoo telling them the same little nice things he tells you. It’s indeed a wonder so many folks .are as nice and decent as they are, when lit is really con siderable trouble to always be nice and decent. You can be mean and unpleasant without trying. Is there a man in this town who really married his wife for her money, Lots of people with industry and a disposition to save, manage to get along pretty well, even though they started out for themselves without a cent nor any special ! talent or preparation, i The name Thompson is liable to be spelled any way. I have seen i it Tomson, Tompson, Thomson, • Thomasson. and in other shapes, > but yesterday I found it in a book spelled Tummeyson. O A baby girl was born to Mr. - and Mrs. Glen Dobson, in Coolidge Wednesday. j ELECT OFFICERS FOR BASEBALL TEAM j A group of baseball enthusiasts ' met Sunday afternoon at the 21-0 I Club and started an organization I to get our baseball team in readi ness for the approaching season. Joe Sherrill was elected tempor ary manager, and W. C. Ketcher sid, Dee Johnson and Coleman Odom were chosen as directors, with Mr. Ketcliersid acting as secretary. This is a wholesome and popu lar sport; there is good ball ma terial in Coolidge, and we hope this organization will have the liberal j support and encouragement of the citizenship. High School News BOOKKEEPING CLASS BEGINS NEW WORK The Bookkeeping class is start ing work on Set 111 this week. When these sets are made each student acts as bookkeeper of the firm and keeps the book-s as they should be kept. This set will be considerably larger than the preceeding one 3, as it will cover the business trans actions for a period of two months instead of one. Betty Jane Wolf 38. BENEFIT SHOW TO BE HELD The show to be on the screen at the Mauk Theater, Thursday, March 17, will be presented for the benefit of the High School Annual. Prices will be 15 and 35 cent's. Everyone is urged to buy tickets in advance from students. Half the proceeds from tickets purchased from students goes to Rhe Annual. All tickets purchased the night of the show at the box office will not benefit the Annual. The regular 2 for 1 night usually honored at the Theater on Tues day nights will not be honored at the benefit show. Karl Stubblefield 36. C. U. H. S. CUBS DEFEAT TOWN TEAM IN BASEBALL The Cubs baoeball ,team played the Town team last Friday, defeat ing them 8-1. The Cubs are show ing promise of having a good base ball team. Although the game played with the Town team was only a practice game, it helped ■ the Cubs to get started off for the season. The game was won so easily due to Joe Dobson’s and Harold Jackson’s good pitching. The line-up of the high school team was as follows: Marvin Fitspatrick, catcher; Joe Dobson, pitcher; Harold Jackson, first base; Vernon Rawls, Clifford Hess, Tiirj Parker, infield, and Cecil Wilburn, Minor Chesley, Hehshal Holmes, outfield. “37” Vernon Rawte CLARENCE MOXLEY GIVEN SURPRISE PARTY Monday night, March 9, a sur prise birthday party was given for Clarence Moxley at his home. Hostesses were Mrs. Moxley and Doris Burt. Most of the evening Bunce was played. One novel game was a contest in which the guests had to guess the contents of little sacks which later were found to contain sugar, salt, flour, corn flakes, and various other foods. Refreshments consisting of ice cream and cake . were served. Those present were as follows: Bob Sneed, Phyllis Sturgeon, Joe Clemens, Mary Mognetb; Charles Moody, Clarence Graham, Annie Nichols, Buddy Britten, Ray Giles, Dorothy Nichols, Ruby Knoy, Barbara Owens, and Bessie Vest. “38” Barbara Owens. DR. WALLACE VISITS SENIORS Dr. Vaughn Wallace, from the College of Education of the Ariz ona State Teacher’s College at Flagstaff, visited the Senior class ■ Wednesday, March 4. Dr. Wallace gave the Seniors DIDN’T PASS THE DEPUTY’S CENSORSHip Deputy Asa Gardner, while look ing after the peace and dignity of his home town, dropped in on the carnival the other night just in time to get an eye-full of the danc ing girls in activity. These girls wore a smile, paint and fig leaf; report says, so the show did not appeal to Ace as being uplift ing to the community. Ace is a respectable married man and, of course, is immune to such scenes, but he did not want to subject the youths and bachelors of our com i munity to this spectacle, so he moved adjournment for this danc ing party and it carried forthwith. . copies of their College paper, the ; high school edition of “The Pine,” and also some folders. These papers depicted various phases of the activities at the Teachers’ College and gave information re garding the cost to the student. Many interesting pictures and ! items covering the surrounding, | scenery, sports, and social life are | to be found on the pages of these | papers and folders. The purpose of his visit was to explain the advantages that a course at Flagstaff offers and more of his time was spent in ; interviewing the Seniors individ ; ually. The result was that the Seniors, without iexception, filled out tentative enrollment cards. Several Seniors indicated prefer ence for courses in Home Econo mics, Commercial work, and engi neering. This college has the unusual record that more men attend than women. Its present enrollment is four hundred students. The Seniors who anticipate go ing to Flagstaff next year found the visit very helpful. “36” Lena Stuffiefield. CUBS TO PLAY INDIANS Friday March 13, the C. U. H. S. baseball team will go to Sacatone to play the Indians the first game jof the season. In spite of the un lucky date the Cubs expect to take this game for they showed up well against the town team Friday 6. The line-up will probably be as follows: Marvin Fitspatrick, catch ier; Joe Dobson, pitcher; Harold ‘Jackson, first base; Vernon ' Rawls, second base; Clifford Hess shortstop. Tim Parker, third base; Cecil Welborn, leftj field; Minor Cheseley, center field; and Her •shall Holms, right field. Webster Martin "38”. C. H. U. S. HONOR ROLL FRESHMAN — Delight Maben, Frances Money, Betty Jane Ander j'son, Mable Lee. SOPHOMORE —Betty Jane Wolf, Betty Bills, Mary Barker. JUNIORS—CarI Morris, Hettie Lou Maben, Ralph Hess. SENIORS —Gladys Roche, Madge Slater. O TEACHERS HOLD REGULAR MEETING I The principals of the Pinal county schools held their regular monthly meeting in the Christian church at Florence last Monday night and discussed general school problems. An enjoyable dinner was served at the church that evening by the club ladies of Florence. Mrs. Otis Sasser, W. D. Kirby and Harry Culbert at tended from Coolidge. It was decided at this meeting to have a picnic for Pinal county teachers on April 6th at Pepper Sauce canyon, near Oracle. 0 Concrete blocks, made of home products, except cement, have been made on the building sites of the Naturdal Gas Co. headquart ers office and the residence of Mrs. Markham, both on Wilson avenue, and are ready to be placed in the walls of the building. RESETTLEMENT MANAGER GIVES DETAILS OF PROJECT ARIZONA PIONEERS TO HAVE REUNION Men and women with the bur den of years upon their shoulders, they who have helped and watch ed Arizona grow from an untamed frontier to become a great state, will be honored in Phoenix April 14 and 15. They are Arizona’s pioneers, and they will be guests of the Ari zona Republic at their 15th re union—two days of reminiscing, merrymaking and reuniting of old friends that have come to be high lights in the lives of the old timers. Two thousand five hundred were on hand for the reunion last year, and many familiar facets of Ari zona’s old-timers will be missing this year because death has over taken them. For the more than 2,000 ex pected to attend however, old comradeships will be renewed, new friendships cemented, and early-day pastimes and amuse ments enjoyed. Red-letter days in the lives of every man and woman pioneer, the I reunion is open to those Arizon- j ian’3 who have been in the state | since prior to December 31, 1890.1 O AFTER THE WORM A number of citizens of Mari copa county, feeling the cast to public office, already have their ear to the ground trying to locate the worm that they may get to it first. Fourteen prospective candidates for public offices in the county have obtained nominating peti- j tions from the office of James E.; De Souza, clerk of the county board of supervisors, it was re ported Saturday. Time for filing petitions, how ever, does not optn until 90 days prior to the September 8 state and county primary. We ihea,r some buzzing noises and the rattle of bushed around that may be indicative of some Pinal patriots already going into training. O EXTEND GAS LINES TO EAST COOLIDGE M. A. Moody, manager of the Natural Gas Co. in Coolidge, re ports a large number of consum ers applying for gas service here. He also states that he is prepar ing to lay a gas line under the lailroad into East Coolidge and along all strets and alleys in that section of town to take care of all customers in that part. o John Robertson and S. H. Wil liams, ranching southwest of Cool idge, were transacting business in Coolidge Wednesday. A new ice concern has made preliminary arrangements to en gage in the ice business in Cool- 1 , idge in the near future. , L. W. Benkula & Son, builders, J report the completion of the Free man residence in West Coolidge,! on the highway. The building has j a stucco finish. Mrs. A. J. England and little, son, Wayne, of Casa Grande, were j visitors at the home of Mr. and ' Mrs. F. H. Chapman Thursday. Last Sunday a group of Mesa young people, joined by Miss Thelma Chapman, of Coolidge, en joyed a hike and picnic in the mountains near Florence. They had a nice supper, prepared by the girls, after which they attended the Mauk theater. We are pleased to report a great ' improvement in the condition ol Mrs. B. G. Letzring. who is ill in a hospital in Phoenix. Mr. Letz ring plans to bring her home today. Devoted to Advertising the Best Valley on earth % NUMBER 53 McCullough meets with COOLIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TUESDAY The Coolidge Chamber of Com merce met in regular monthly session Tuesday night in the Cool idge court house and despatched business coming before the body. At C. J. Moody’s suggestion, the body voted to offer three prizes, five, three and two dollars to students of Coolidge writ ing the best essay on Rural Elec trification. The main feature of the session was a talk by Lee C. McCullough, who is supervising the govern ment resettlement project in this vicinity. He was present at the invitation of the chamber of com merce to explain the details of the resettlement project now being worked out. He explained that the work he has been doing here for some time is preliminary work to sub mit for consideration to ascertain if the project is feasible. While the plans have not been definitely approved, investigations are very favorable, and Mr. McCullough ! feels assured that it will be put | into operation. He has secured j options on over 4000 acres of farm land near Coolidge and Flor ence, and desires to extend this area to 5000 acres of good farm land. It is proposed to divide this land into 40 acre tracts for the farmers. These farms will be im proved, stocked ,and fully equip* ped; also, funds supplied to carry the farmer to production. This : will be a loan which the farmer I will have over thirty years to re pay, and, according to a conserva tive estimate Mr. McCullough has, j the farmer should have a nice surplus at the end of each year. They report over 1200 applications already on hand for these farms, but it planned to bring in 100 families for this present project, to be selected from Arizona farmers. To construct the houses, barns, I fences anti general improvemetat i will call for 1000 men, he said. The resettlement project, ac companied by rural electrification presents a pretty picture of farm life here that will likely be real ized within a short period of time. O STRANGE BUT TRUE The 200 inch telescope lens cast a year ago in Corona, New York, glass works, required ten months ;to cool. An automatic device lowered the temperature of the | annealing oven from one to two I degrees a day. The new 200 inch lens required ;26 tons of molten glass to make the cast. When mounted, astronomers hope to photograph stars 600,000- 000 light years away. A light year is the distance a ray of lightwould ' travel in a year, traveling at the (rate of 186,000 miles a second. It is estimated it will require four or five years to grind and } mount the lens in the telescope. The cost of the telescope when | completed is estimated at $12,000- ! 000. o I SMARTER POLITICIANS i In the days of the Boston Tea ; Partly the Colonists revolted ! against “Taxation without Repre sentation” and the politicians did n’t get away with it. Today, we taxpayers have rep resentation —in manly cases caist our individual ballot. But how much smarter the poli- I tician has become. We are often led to the polls, blinded by fancy theories, to blandly cast a vote to tax somebody else, some special class. And when the tithes are gathered, they come right out of our own pockets.