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of PINAL COUNTY VOLUME NINE Odd Fellows Organize With Membership Os 60 Coolidge Farmers To Vote Saturday All farmers who were engaged in the production of cotton in 1937, are entitled to vote on the cotton marketing quota referendum to be held in Coolidge, March 12, for this district. The office of R. J. Jones will be used for voting and the polls will open at 9 a. m. and close at 7 p. m. o Tues. Bridge Group Held Party At Ruins Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Miller enter tained the Tuesday night bridge members and guests with a party in their home at the Casa Grande Ruins. Ladies high score was made by Mrs. Miller and mens high went to Parke Soule. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Preece, Mr.and Mrs. C. J. Moody, Mr. and Mrs. Parke Soule, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Talla, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Tyler, Mrs. Karl Fisher, Mrs. Harvey Smith. N. G. Murray and J. M. Hines. o Legion To Hold Easter Services At the meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary Monday evening plans were made to hold the usual j Easter sunrise service, a yearly feature, at the Casa Grande Na tional Monument Park. As an add ed feature they have secured Roll and Wiseman and his electric organ At this meeting Sylvia Persong er was admitted into membership. o Methodist Women To Give Pie Supper The ladies of the Methodist church are sponsoring a pie-supper in the basement of the Methodist church, next Tuesday, March 15th, at 8 o’clock in the evening. Pies will be auctioned as customary. Everyone come for a good old fashioned time. o Co. Rural Schools Meet April 29th The Pinal County teachers for the one, two, and three room rural schools met with the County School superintendent in Florence Satur day, March sth. The meeting was called to order at 10 o’clock in the morning. Plans for holding a cou nty rural school was tenta- The date of the meet was tenta tively set as April 29th. Various literary, field and track contests will be held as well as a general exhibit of special types of work carried on in the different schools. Twenty one schools will partici pate in this meeting. Rules and re gulations for each contest will be mailed out this week. Miss Clare Vanderhoof of Los Angeles gave a very inspirational talk to the teachers on how to arouse interest in good literature. Mrs. Anne E. Rogers, Tucson, ad dressed the meeting on proposed legislation relative to the teacher retirement plan which will be pre sented to the next Legislative ses sion. She fully explained salient points of the bill which has been in the making for several years. Mrs. Rogers is one of tht outstand ing educators in this state, having served for many years as head of the Social Science Department of the Tucson High school, and is one of the past presidents of the Ari zona Education Association. At noon the group had lunch at the Cactus Forest Ranch Chuck Wagon. ©cwfUdvS^pndaer San Carlos Lodge No. 30, I. O. O. F. was officially opened in Coo lidge Tuesday evening with a state record breaking charter member ship of 60, 25 of which were old members of the Order, and 35 ini j tiates. The Initiatory Degree was con ferred by the Tucson Degree team, and the Phoenix Degree team was present to put on the Third degree. Led by Fred E. Gerlach of Tucs on, Grand Master of Arizona, many Grand Lodge officers were pres ent, among which were: Geo. L. Allison of Phoenix, Grand Warden; Arthur A. Foster of Prescott, Gi*and Secretary; Ed M. Kessler of Phoe nix, Grand Conductor; Wm. H. Green of Phoenix, Grand Junior Warden; and 27 visitors from many lodges were present. After the degree work, the Grand Master installed the following of ficers for the ensuing term: C. M. Mangun, Noble Grand; W. H. Thompson, Vice Grand; Harry N. Sheller, Sec.; M. M. Ware, Treas urer. Tsustees elected wene P. W. Hamilton, Marcus Vest and L. A. Condit. The lodge will hold its meetings every Tuesday night, in the Masonic Temple. After the work of the evening was concluded, re frehments were served in the din ing room. o Coolidge Girls Active In College Bernice Robinson and Doris Johns, of Coolidge, were present at the annual banquet of Omicron Gamma, home economics sorority on the campus of the Ari zona State Teachers College at Flag staff, recently. Guest speakers were j Dean Bellwood, who spoke on “Marriage and Happiness," and Dr. T. J. Tormey, whose topic was “Early History of Arizona.” Gold pins w*ere awarded to the members I for their services in home economi cs. It was stated that this is the first time that the home economics club was able to award pins. Miss Gladys Roche was given the part of “Madeline" in the Arizona Playmaker’B spring quarter produc tion, “Stage Door,” which will be presented on March 22. Miss Mabel McKnight, a tramatics student, will direct the play. Miss McKnight has i had much experience along that j line. Doris Johns served on the serv ing committee for a breakfast held by junior girl members in honor of the coeds living off campus. The coeds were entertained with a slu mber party and breakfast Satur day night and Sunday morning. A social hour was enjoyed by the guests from 10 until 11 o’clock Sat urday night, and on Sunday morn ing breakfast was served at 9 o’- clock. A program of vocal and piano solos was presented. o Mrs. Charles E. Cohen Entertains At Home i 1 Mrs. Charles E. Cohen entertain ► ed with a “St. Patrick” dessert . bridge luncheon Wednesday after - noon at 1:30 at her home. High l score prize was awarded to Mrs. ' Karl M. Fisher, second, Mrs. P. W. - Hamilton; third Mrs. William Ur - ton, and consolation gift to Mrs. t M. L. Talla. Other guests present i were Mesdames R. D. Cochran, M. • M. Ware, Clifford Clements, Ed. - Stringer, Otis Sasser, Parke Soule, J Harry Culbert, J. A. Irvine, Nat t Zahalsky. W. R. Elliott, N. G. Mur f ray, W. C. Ketchersid, Paul Hobby, 5 Ben Mirkin, R. S. Sewell, C. L. Sk * ousen, C. J. Moody, Leon Smith, C. J. Preece, Joe Sherrill, W. Jack t son, R. J. Jones, W. D. Johnson, i B. L. Steward, Harvey Smith and [al Bicknell. “Cite ©nig |39rmte-©fonei* ut (Enoltbge.” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, MARCH 1938 Highway 87 May Be Improved According to rcent information, the State Hiway department plans to fill in the borrow pit along the Hiway through Coolidge within a ; short time. Due to the heavy traf fic through Coolidge on Hiway 87 local citizens have started a move to petition the Hiway Commission to widen the hiway through Cooli dge so as to have a four lane street through from the Canal on the north to the south edge of town. Every citizen interested should help i in every possible way to bring this about, as it is not only an improve ment. but a safety measure, and if the. Highway Commission is in favor of the suggested project, the work could be done at the same time and ditches are filled in. o Unemployed Census Report Is Made In a report just issued by the Census of Unemployment, two sig nificant facts were developed as to Arizona figures. First, that 28.2 precent of the “totally unemploy ed” were between 15 and 24 years of age, and that 48.5 per cent were the ages of 15 and 34. Second, that 52.7 per cent of the “totally unem ployed” had no other workers in their families. Os Arizona’s “totally unemployed” 75.1 per cent reported they had no income, and 22.2 per cent reported they had no depend ants. The total of persons registering as “totally unemployed” and want ing work, and those registering as “emergency workers” was 21,585, or 5.2 per cent of the estimated population of Arizona as of July 1, 1937, which was 412,000 persons. o Friday Bridge Club Met At Hicks Home Mrs. Earl Hicks was hostess to members and guests of the Friday club yesterday afternoon, at her home in North Coolidge. High score ■ prize in bridge was awarded to Mrs. Hugh Miller, consolation gift to Mrs. B. L. Steward. Others pres ent were Mesdames Ray Linde men, Karl Payne, Leon Smith, Ed. Stringer, C. L. Skousen, Herbert Hanna, P. W. Hamilton, George Dempster, C. A. Clements, W. C. Ketchersid, C. J. Preece, Karl M. Fisher, M. M. Ware, Paul Hobby. J o Local Contestants In State Contest Last Friday evening a large group of our young people attended the Gila Valley Training Union Asso ciational meeting which met with the First Baptist church of Chand ler, and received a beautiful ban ner, for the highest grades made during the past quarter, Marvin Harris, won first place in the Bet ter Speakers coittost, which en titles him to speak in the contest at the State Convention, meeting with First Southern church, Phoe nix, April 1,2, and 3. Lawanna Vea zey won first place in the Sword Drill, which entitles her to compete in the State Contest, also. If they win in the state, they go to Ridge Crest, North Carolina, to compete in Southwide contest, all expenses paid. C. W. Lewis Is Chosen Manager The Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber . Co., one of the oldest estblished , concerns in this community, has appointed Mr. C. W. Lewis as man ager of their local yards, to replace , Mr. W. C. Ketchersid, who resigned - to go into business for himself. Mr. Lewis has been connected with the ■ Foxworth-Galbraith yard here for , four and one half years, as assist -1 ant manager* and is well and favor ably known to the local trade. GOOD BYE, BARREL! i GOOD BYE, BARREL! What the School Should Expect of the Woman’s Club By ELLEN WILLIAMS Teacher Speaking before your club affects me quite differently than speaking before many of your children. It reminds me somewhat of one of Lincoln’s favorite campaign stories, that be often used while debating with Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln often referred to Douglas as a steamboat he used to run up and down the Mississippi River. This particular steamboat, it seems, had a five foot boiler and a seven foot whistle. Every time the w’histle blew, the boat stopped. Lincoln al ways thought that every time Doug las started speaking, his thinking processes stopped. I only hope that I am not too much like the steam boat. If anyone were to approach me on the street, and ask me what the school should expect of the wo man’s club, I know I would be like the steamboat. However, in analyz ing the subject it does become ap parent that there is a certain un derlying connection between the school and the community of which the club and the club woman are a part. The purposes of the school are more or less rigid in their ulti-, mate aims and objectives in order i to reach the ends for which they . were established. On the other hand, the clubs were established to work toward definite purposes, which are more or less in conjunc tion with the affairs of the com munity in which they were organiz ed. In other words, there is a posi- j tive connection between the pur poses of both organizations. The school is working with a high percentage of the children of the members of the club. Individually each member of the club has the highest interest in the develop ment and welfare of her particular child. Now doesn’t that fact alone put a definite responsibility on each and every member of the club who is the parent of a child in school? That responsibility should help you to cooperate in every re- j spect with the school, who has the care and guidance of your child through more hours of the day than you have actual control over such child. Some might say that this is an individual responsibility, only on each parent in her own individ ual circumstances; but if our soci al organism is such that the re sponsibility for the welfare and guidance is shifted to the individual parent alone after school hours, then, I think it needs a reorganiza tion. I’m sure that none of you will admit such a proposition. Why? Because you, not only as parents, but as members of this club, realize that the aims and objectives of this organization could not be fully ac (Continued On Page Five) What Our Club Expects of the Schools By Mrs. NATT N. DODGE Club Member ( | On First Sending a Little Boy to School by Mary Dixon Thayer. (Now gently close the gates of babyhood.) “Put on your rubbers, darling, and your coat, , And don’t forged, mind teacher, and be good!” (Oh, years too swift!) "and cover up your throat.” (Farewell, farewell to baby things; away With smudgy doll, and rattle, and i the toys Once loved with tears; it is the time to play With other things once meant for bigger boys.) “Here is your lunch-box, darling— , and a kiss. It’s time to go.” (Time, time, at ( last, to go.) "Good-bye, my little man, good bye.”. (Ah this , Is a much longer journey than you know And yet perhaps you, too, have undestood? Now—gently claae the gates of baby-hood.) The first grade teacher in any school is the person who seems to wipe the baby faces right off these children that we send to school to her in September. Be fore that first day of school, they are mere babies, yet somewhere during that first year, they seem tor grow up, and they are babies no more. We parents are a very trustful lot, for we send our chil dren off with utmost confidence that somehow during the twelve years they are in our public schools, they will get an education. A child’s educational life is hem med in by an equilateral triangle, the sides of which are the home, the church and the school. We have no right to criticize the school if a certain educational fea ture isn’t attained, because we must blame the home and the j church too in equal proportion. Our modern school is a modern know ! ledge factory, and the product it puts out should be our future citi zens. The chief function of the school is to turn the raw material into wholesome American citizens, a good product which can with stand the viscissitudes of this life stanchly. Our generation will some day pass on. Who can take our places? We want our possessions safe. We want the future hands to cherish the things that we cherish. So we claim that the chief function of our schools is circumscribed. One rather vague quality, but a quality which is important in this day and age, is tolerance, a toler ance toward our fellow men. We (Continued on page Four) East Central Coaches And Principals Plan Games j Pot Luck Supper Enjoyed At Church Thirty members of the Communi ty church met Tuesday night in the church basement at 6:30 for a pot luck supper, after which a social hour was enjoyed. This is a regular weekly affair and mem bers are cordially invited to join in with this social gathering. 0 A. W. Empie Visits Coolidge A. W. Empie, of Washington, D. C., was a business visitor in Cooli dge last week. Mr. Empie is a former resident and was entertain ed by his many friends in the com munity during his stay here. Mi*. Empie is the Traveling Auditor for the United States Indian Service. o Coolidge Rotarians Meet At Club House Seventeen members of the Coo lidge Rotary Club met for lunch Thursday noon in the Woman’s Club house. Guests were Miss Na omi Elmore, who furnished the music for the meeting and C. V. Hanna, both local residents. Leon Keith and N. G. Murray were ap pointed on a committee to seek in formation in regard to securing a community swimming pool. William Urton, Martin Talla and N. G. Murray were appointed to meet with a committee from the Florence Rotary club to arrange a joint Ladies Night. Nominations were made for the board of direct ors. o Hiway Dep’t Plants Trees Along Farm The landscape division of the State Hiway Department has just completed the roadside planting of! Thornber poplars on the full three quarter mile frontage of the north farm of R. A. Faul and Son, on the Florence Hiway, east of the new overpass. Frank Watson, state fore man, was in charge of the grading work incidental to planting, and J. Shepard of Florence planted the trees. A co-operative agreement betwe en the Hiway department and the Faul’s, calls for the Bupply of ir rigating water in perpetuity by the Faul’s, who will furnish the water from their pumping plant located at the head of the line of trees. Thornber Poplar is a valuable member of the poplar family, car ries none of the disagreeable cot ton that is such a nuisance in the spring, is of long life, and carries the foliage through the greater part of the year. This planting should soon show good’ results, and is hoped will provide welcome shade durin gthe warm days to come. o Local Painter Dies Os Heart Attack Mr. Edward Hoadley, who came to Coolidge about two months ago and opened a paint shop on Cooli dge avenue, was found dead in his bed at a local hotel this morning. He has been in ill health for a long time. He was about 45 years of age, and is said to have a wife living at Prescott, and father lives at Water vliet, Michigan. Local authorities are tiring to establish contact with his family. Mr. Hoadley just recen tly completed the job of painting a sign on the local water tank, and a new sign for the Valley Hard ware Co. o San Carlos Reservoir March 8, 1938 Capacity, ac ft 1,200,000 Available storage, ac. ft .... 78,654 Discharge, ac. ft 100 Available storage 1 year ago 195,620 LOCAL PAPER for LOCAL PEOPLE NUMBER 2 School principals and coaches of the East Central District met in Coolidge Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock dinner, served by the Do mestic Science class. The purpose of the meeting was to arrange plans and schedules for the Base ball and football games for next year. Those in attendance were Harry Schale and J. A. Diffin, Superior; J. Houston Allen and Clayton Cay wood, Florence; George Rich, Ray; Adolph Rich, Hayden; B. F. Miller and Wendell Turner, Casa Grande; I. B. Watts and Tommy McCarty, Chandler; L. E. Dial and E. Smith, Sacaton; and Clinton Mangun, William Carls, H. Fisher, Coolidge. The participants in the games must play five conference games to qualify and they will be graded on a percentage basis. Coolidge base ball schedule is as follows: March 18, Tucson, Tucson at Coolidge; March 23, open; March 25, Mesa at Mesa; April 1, Hayden at Hayden; April 6. Sacaton at Coolidge; April 8, Florence at Coo lidge; April 13 .Tucson at Tucson; April 15 Ray at Coolidge; April 20, open; April 22, Superior at Coo lidge; April 27, Sacaton at Sacaton; April 29, Casa Grande at Casa Grande. All local games will start at 3:30 p. m. o Birthday Celebration Planned By Group The Ocotillio Chapter No. 36, Order of the Eastern Star, met in the Masonic Temple Wednesday night. Mrs. Ann Clark Christenson, worthy matron was in charge of the meeting. Announcement was made of plans for a Birthday cele bration to be a feature of the next meeting. The president of the Oco tillo Club, Mrs. Lillian Watson, call ed a meeting at the close of the chapter and a short business ses sion was held. o ! Woman’s Auxiliary Sponsoring Luncheon The Woman’s Auxiliary Depart ment of the Community church are sponsoring the "Vanishing Lunch eon” as part of their financial pro gram. Mrs. R. L. Sewell, president, entertained the first group for lunch Tuesday noon at her home in North Coolidge. Guests were Mesdames J. A. Ir vine, W. R. Elliott, R. T. Prather, J. J. Jones and C. J. Moody. Each invited guest pays twenty five cents for her lunch and they will be the next hostesses, each guest inviting four to lunch the next group three, two and one On Tuesday at 1 o’clock a lunch eon will be held at the home of Mrs. W. R. Elliott with Mesdames C. J. Moody, J. A. Irvine, and R. T Prather as assisting hostesses. o Legion Birthday Dinner March 15th The American Legion will give a Birthday Dinner at the Legion Hall on March the 15th. All Legion naires and their wives, also all Auxiliary members and their hus bands are invited to attend this dinner, which promises to be an interesting social gathering. o NOTICE We the undersigned, will close all day Sunday, and every Sunday from now on. Signed Consumers Market, Thomas Nas ser. Geo. Y. Wah. Coolidge Grocery Co. Sanitary Grocery, Naomi Davis. D & A Grocery, Wade Dow. Cash & Carry Grocery, Frank Ta usen. Pinal Crocery, Tony M. Curry. Borree’s No. 4., Nelson Borree, Jr.