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°f PINAL COUNTY VOLUME NINE County Farmers Organize Co-operative Cotton Gins Plans to be Made for Flower Show Mrs. C. J. Moody, Chairman of the Garden Club of Coolidge, an nounces a meeting for Friday aft ernoon at her home in West Cool idge. Plans will be made for the Spring Flower Show and reports on the progress of the flower and gar den contest. o Many-Enter Local Poetry Contest j Mrs. C. L. Maben, chairman of poetry for the Southern District of Arizona, announces that prizes will ! be given in the poetry contest to be held March 31st at the High School Auditorium. Many entries have been made but more are urged to enter. The prizes will be $2.00 for the winner of the first award, SI.OO for second, and 50c for third place in each of the First, Intermediate and Junior Divisions. An attractive program has been arranged for the contest. Miss Williams and Miss Fulkerson of the local Grammar School will present a one hour operetta, and there will be many numbers of songs and dances by local talent, of which Coolidge has much. Ev eryone is urged to attend this e vent. The price of admission will be 25c for adults and 15c for chil dren. o Wednesday Group Play Bridge « Mrs. R. L. Sewell entertained with bridge Wednesday afternoon , at her home in North Coolidge. Mrs. N. G. Murray scored high with Mrs. Sewell second and Mrs. C. J. Moody low. Others present were Mesdames Harvey Smith, J. A. Ir- 1 vine, W. R. Elliott, Paul Hobby and Karl M. Fisher. o American Legion Birthday Dinner The Wm. David Hood Post of Coolidge celebrated the annivers ary of the national organization of the Amerilan Legion, with a deli cious Italian Dinner at the local Legion Hall on Tuesday evening ol this week. Don Paul was the experienced chef in charge of the dinner. Ma ny beautiful flowers decorated the long tables set for the guests. The j Legion members’ wives, the Auxili ary members and their husbands , were invited as special guests. Mr. Martin Talla, acting as master of ceremonies, called upon members and guests for speeches, and talks were made by Rev. Frazier, Paul W. Loucks, Howard Fisher and Paul Hobby. Subjects relating to Legion welfare activities and mem bership drive were discussed. A beautiful birthday cake decor ated with the Legion Emblem, and candles, was baked by Mrs. Watson for the occasion. About 80 mem bers and guests were present, visit ing and enjoying the dinner and radio music until a late hour. o San Carlos Lodge 1.0.0. F. l\st Meeting San Carlos Lodge NO. 30, Inde pendent Order of Odd Fellows, met in Coolidge Tuesday night at the; Masonic Temple for their first subordinate meeting with the new officers in charge. An attendance of forty four members was report ed. Announcement was made that Fred E. Gerlach, Grand Master of the state of Arizona, will make his official visit in April. C. M. Man gum, Noble Grand, conducted the business meeting at which time the Constitution and By>-la!ws were adopted. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 22. at 8 o’clock. /iiy During the past three months, j representative farmers from ail parts of Pinal County have been laying the foundation for a co-op erative movement which has great possibilities for the general welfare of this valley. Several meetings have been held; committees appointed; and finally; a plan has been adopted which pro- \ vides for a ginning company to be j owned by the farmers, and a co-op i I erative association through which | all can participate in the profits in I proportion to his contribution, or ! patronage. Articles of Incorporation have been filed with the Arizona State ; Corporation Commission, and au j thority granted to begin business. Announcement is made this week of the organization of FARMERS COTTON GINS; farmer owned, and , •operated for the benefit of those who co-operate. The first Board of Directors; five ; men well known in Pinal County for their integrity, good judgment, and prominence in farm circles, are T. M. Carlton, A. B. Houser, W. L Storey, J. H England and Amandus Peters. Officers are T. M. Carl ton, President. A. B. Houser, Vice president, aand W. L. Storey, Sec retary-Treasurer. o ] Community Church Auxiliary Guest Day Mrs. Earl M. Ward and Mrs. J. J. 1 Jones had charge of the “Guest Day” program for the Woman’s ; Auxiliary of the Community Chur ch. A pot luck luncheon was held at 12.30 in the basement followed by a Bible Play in the Church. The business session was led by Mrs. R. L. Sewell, president. The next meeting will be in charge of J the Mission Department, April 6th, with Mrs. C. W. Lewis as chairman of the program. o Coolidge Woman’s Club Meeting The Woman’s Club will hold the ir next meeting March 24th at 2:15 in the Club House. Mrs. D. S. Da vis will conduct the business meet- i ing at which time it will be neces sary to elect a first Vice-President \ to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mrs. Hugh Miller, i The program will be in charge or the Poetry and Drama Department. Hostesses Mesdames Isabella Chan dler, Robert Springfield and Lyle : Rogers. o Election of Coolidge Club Officers i The annual election of officers for the Coolidge Woman’s Club w'as held Thursday afternoon, Mrs. D. S. Davis, President, in charge of j the business session. Mrs. M. M. Ware was elected to the presidency and Mrs. C. J. Preece, first Vice president with Mrs. C. J. Moody Second Vice-president; Mrs. G. E. Phillips, Corresponding Secretary and Mrs. Clifford Clements, Rec ording Secretary; Mrs. Charles E. Cohen Treasurer; Mrs. W. D. John son, Auditor; Mrs. R. L. Sewell, Reporter. Board of Directors, Mrs. D. S. Davis and Mrs. R. T. Prather, i i New- members admitted to the Club were Mesdames Adolph Hepful, Parke Soule and Douglas Dawson. Members w’ere asked to send in their entries for the poetry contest sponsored by the Southern District of Arizona Woman’s Clubs which closes March 31, to Mrs. C. L. Ma ben, Poetry Chairman. Mrs. William Carls, president of the Junior department, gave a re port of Junior activities and all other committee chairmen made summaries of department progress. Refreshment hostesses were Mes dames Mancil Worley, Robert Goff | and G. L. Johnson. “(Elic ©nig j3Stmtc-©ft»teb in Cooltbgc.” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1938 Desert Woman’s Club Elects New Officers ! At a meeting held at the Desert i Women’s Club Friday of last week the Club elected officers for the ensuing year as follows: Mrs. Tresban Roberts, President, Mrs. Sarah Walker, Ist Vice Pre , sident; Mrs. Betty Kennedy, 2nd Vice | President; Mrs. Virginia Holland, Sec. Treas.; Mrs. Della Hanna, Auditor. Arrangements were made for a public dance to be given at the I Club House on Friday, March 25th, and a short program called “Silly Stunts” provided amusement for j the members. Hostesses were: Mrs. Tresban Roberts, Mrs. Jewel ( Ray and Mrs. Sarah Walker. The next meeting will be held iat the Club on March 25th, with Mrs. Sam Wynne and Mrs. O. E. Sturgeon as hostesses. Mrs. Sarah Walker will give a Book Review. o A Call For Volunteers The Methodist Church is plan ning a worthwhile Easter service and is earnestly requesting all who will assist in the music of that hour to notify the Pastor. Those who are musically inclined, who sing or play any instrument, are invited to have part in this Easter service. 1 In order to get the matter well in hand it is suggested that all who can well do so be present for organiza tion and preliminary rehearsal im mediately after the preaching serv ice at the Methodist Church next Sunday evening. Your cooperation in this matter will be greatly ap preciated. .—o Hi School Pupils Start Scout Troop Mar. 10. —A group of boys inter ested in advanced scouting in C. U. H. S. met with Mr. Pete Hauskins Thursday night in the Legion Hall to discuss plans for a Senior Boy Scout Troop. This troop is to work with merit badge work and advanced Scouting, that is, with Eagle, Star and Life Scout work. The boys started right off by e lecting officers in the troop. Two patrol leaders were elected to lead two patrols in competitive activities. The two boys were: Charles Brown leader of the Pirate Patrol, and Opie Wallace, leader of the Ram patrol. A scribe was also chosen to take care of the secretarial duties of the troop. He was Bob Preece. The boys were given registration slips and merit badge slips by Mr. Hauskins whereby they get started immediately on Merit badge pass ing while their applications for membership were going through. Plans w'ere discussed for partici pation in the district camporee and the Council Camporee in Tucson. This group will not be a troop of its ; own but will be a subdivision of the present Troop No. 25. They will help the younger boys to pass tests. Most of the boys at the meeting were past members in the town troop. This troop i s badly in need of a scoutmaster because Mr. Hauskins is tae present leader of the gram rcai school. Any man thu would enjoy working with the Lots ploa-p >c Charles Brown or M r Hauskins. o Winkelman Visitors Entertained Mrs. R. L. Hicks and daughter, Miss Merle Hicks, of Winkelman, were honor guests at a Bridge Par ty Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Earl Hicks, in North Cool idge, where they were week end guests. Mrs. George was the successful winner of the prize for high score. Other guests present were Mesdames Fred Slater,' C. W. Lewis, Harry Culbert, Leon | Smith, Ottis Sasser, B. L. Steward and William Carls. OH, FOR ANOTHER ST. PATRICK! HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL March 16, 1938 FRESHMEN Norma Knoop, 18; Frank Walton, 18; Robert Walton, 18;' Kellus Overturf, 18; Nila Graham, 16; Betty Lee Ward, 16; Narcissus Mon real, 14; Irma Lee Smith, 14; Virginia Urton, 14; Levada Wilkerson, 14; Wilbur Wuertz, 12; Dorothy Hess, 12; Coralane Sewell, 12. SOPHOMORES Loree Collins, 18 2-5; Walter Smith, 18 2-5; Bobby Preece, 17 2-5; Mary Katherine Dickerson, 16; Patty Cochran, 16; Doris Cock rell, 16; Glen Overturf, 14; Betty Preece, 12; Margaret Adams, 12; Dorothy Hess, 12. JUNIORS Margurite Chimits, 20; Delight Maben, 18; Frankie Henson, 16: Burton Haworth, 16; Francis Money, 16; Nadine Irvine, 16; Peggy Killian, 14; Mabel Lee, 14. SENIORS Inez Welborn, 20; Pauline Overturf, 18; Marie Chimits, 17Vi; Marjorie Talla, 14 %; Wayne Wuertz, 14; Mary Barker, 13; Louis Burton, 12; Sybil Smothers, 12. Banquet at Florence Cotton Blossom High School Singers Will Return The Cotton Blossom Singers who A banquet tn honor of the "or- ] entertalned a fllll houße aud , ence ence High School basket ball team at , he Hlgh Schoo , Au „ itorlum two will be gi.en at the Florence School . weeks m wm p| a return auditorium on Thursday evening,, gagement , n the same place „„ March 24, at 7:30 P. M. evening of March 30th. They will The banquet will also compliment pregent ap entlrc|y dl(lerent pro . Dr. Alfred Atkmson. new President ip , he [<>rm a muslcal of the University of Arizona, Orian . . . XT 7 i concert brim full of Southern Ne- Landreth, new coach at the U. and gro gongg dop( , aKar thelr ow „ ln . also J. T. McKale and Louis Stand- fashlon Thoge who ker. The banquet Is sponsored by enjoye(| them (n « Inchln . Along ,. the Florence Civic Association, and wm pot wapt mlsg , hlg conce ,. t an invitation is extended to all an(| opportlmlty to agaln epJoy thla wishing to attend. talented group of entertainers. o Their program merits return en gagements and all lovers of Negro Tugs Was Busy Day music wil i appreciate the oppor- In Justice Court tumt> ‘ o Just a Reminder After a period of nearly two months of no criminal charges in , p cage haye forgotten re . the local Justice Court, Tuesday . , ...... . . „„ . member, please, that the transient was a busy day for Judge Elledge. . - _ . 3 , peddlers pay no taxes and do not Bennie Maxwell, colored, was bound , , . c ’ ’ support the schools, the churches, over to Superior Court for burglar- , . , .. , . , , _ T the business houses, the local char izing and setting fire to the Walter 6 . _ . lties, or any local project or msti farm home one mile east of Cool .. , tution. They are here today and idge. His bond was fixed at 6 gone tomorrow on their way to $2500.00. greener fields, with no more con- Melvin Campbell, who was found cern about community responsi guilty on a charge of petty larceny , , . . 0 6 7 . . .. bility than a band of gypsies. See Feb. 16th, and at which time the , .. . , your home dealer first and think Court suspended imposition of sen- ... , , ... ouaycnucu v twice before you deal with any tence, was brought before the ~ . ~ peddler. Court and upon evidence submit- ted showing that Mr. Campbell was not conducting himself as a law- Literary GrOUP tO abiding citizen, the Court imposed Hear Book ReVeW a sentence of four months in the County jail. Mrs. Karl M. Fisher reviewed a John Coefield, after entering a western story, “The Life of an Or plea of not guilty to a charge of dinary Woman”, by Anne Ellis, at petty larceny, and demanding a a meeting of the Literary Depart jury trial, changed his plea to guilty ment of the Coolidge Woman’s Club and got six months in the County Monday afternoon at 2:30 in the jail. Club House. Mrs. Asa Gardner, E. L. Park drew a fine of $60.00 Chairman, conducted a fifteen min or 60 days in jail on a charge of ute study in “English” as part of | disturbing the peace. the program. Local Soft Ball Association Organized At Meeting Fri. The Wild Animals, The Clowns and The Red Wagons are Coming This announcement is hailed; with delight by the juvenile ele-' ment while some of the “older boys” are already looking about for their nephews and nieces. They I are saying they will probably have j to go and carry the children to see the animals, but deep down in their hearts they know they would not miss the big circus if there was not a small boy within a thousand miles J of Coolidge on circus day. Many new and novel features will be seen in this year’s program of | the Barney Brothers’ Circus. Fore most of these will be the Flying | Glenn family, Guthrie Trio, daring and intrepid aerlalists, the West Trio, dancing on a lofty wire; the Alpine Sisters, dainty and marvel-! ous equilibrists; the Peerless Pot-: ters, gymnasts; the Nelson Family, l acrobats; Prof. Dryden’s “funny gang”; and two score educated Shetland ponies and monkeys. The Clown Congress is headed by Peter Nissen and Allen Kemp; Sam Rice, Andy Lewis and Valdo are • also in the “funny gang”. In the 1 menagerie will be seen Maxine, the largest elephant in captivity, big ger than the famed Jumbo. There will be two performances, at 2 P. M. and 7 P. M. The circus will pitch its tents on Wilson Ave neu west of Main Street. Watch next week’s Examiner for particu lars about Merchants Guest Tickets. o Coolidge Girls to Play Softball The Coolidge Women's Athletic j Association will hold a meeting Friday, March 18th, at 2 P. M. in the home of Mrs. Edgar Perham. This meeting will be held for the : purpose of organizing a girls’ soft ball team. Anyone interested Is invited to be present. o ’’Scavenger Hunt” Features Party Miss Coralane Sewell entertained a group of her School friends with a party at her home in North Coolidge, Friday night. A "Scav enger Hunt” featured the enter tainment, after which refreshments were enjoyed. Those attending were June Hammond, Dorothy John son, Betty Preece, Betty Lee Ward, Nila Graham, Virginia Urton, Della Lou Ware, Harriet Kirkland, Patty Cochran and Martin Talla Jr., Jim my Urtdn, Buddy Vest, Fielden Weddle, Walter Smith, Robert Preece, Charles Brown, Frank Wal ton, Horace Fennel and Neasorn Bates. o Fathers and Sons Banquet Arranged The members of the Future Farm ers of America in Coolidge, will honor their fathers at a banquet March 17th, at 6:30 P. M. in the High School, Faculty and Board members will also be guests. Spea kers oil the program will be Dr. Cline and Arthur G. Snyder of the University of Tucson and C. M. Mangum, High School Principal. Special musical numbers have also been arranged. The banquet will be served by the Home Economics department under the supervision of Mrs. Paul Loucks. The Agri cultural activities are directed by Robert Springfield. o Lion’s Club Postponed Coolidge Lion’s Club meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed to Thursday, March 17th. Earl Hicks. President, will conduct the business session. LOCAL PAPER for LOCAL PEOPLE NUMBER 3 A large number of Coolidge soft ball fans met Friday evening at the San Carlos Hotel to plan and discuss the activities for the com i ing season of play. Mr. Harold Patton of Phoenix, newly appoint |ed State Soft Ball Commissioner, and Mr. Sullivan of Phoenix, a mem ber of thte State Soft Ball Advis ory Board of five, were State Of ficers present. Mr. Patton spoke briefly on the | plans and aims of the Association, It is planned to organize the State into eight districts, and each dis trict to organize a league within itself, select its representative team by competition throughout the campaign, and enter its rep resentative team in the State Soft Ball Tournament, and send the winner to the National Tourna ment in Chicago. The State tour nament is likely to be held in I Phoenix, both on account of the central location and the larger I crowds of fans there. Coolidge is to be in District No. 5. Other towns in the district are ! Florence, Casa Grande, Ray, Sup | erior, and any others in this local ity having soft ball teams. The Coolidge Soft Ball Associa tion was organized Friday night, ! with Phil Claridge as Temporory President and Louis Gastellum as Temporary Secretary. Members of a local advisory board were named as follows: Joe Irwin, Ken yon Harris, J. Hinton, Kelly Mc- Mullan and W. C. Ketchersid. The Association will sponsor a dance at the Hi School Gym on Saturday evening, March 19th, and the community is invited to at tend and show its support and good will for the Association. The next meeting of the Association will be held Monday evening, March 21st, at 7:30, and all parties interested are urged to be present. After the meeting of the Asso ciation, a meeting was held by the town team, the Coolidge Boosters Soft Ball Club, and election of of ficers was made, as follows: Joe Irwin, Team Manager, Ray Lindeman, Business Manager, Edgar Perham, Captain. The players on the Town Team all have new uniforms, purchased by local merchants interested in the team, and now if Coolidge will turn out and take an interest in the games, the best season as yet is in prospect. -Practice was start ed Monday evening in San Carlos Park. Vanishing Luncheon Parties Continue The ‘-Vanishing Chain Lunch eon” being sponsored by the Auxi liary Department of the Community Church meeting with marked suc cess and creating a social interest for the women of the town. Host esses this week were Mesdames J. J. Jones, W. R. Elliott, C. J. Moody, J, A, Irvine, R. T. Prather, Clifford Clements, Y. C. White and others possibly not reported. Various types of entertainment have been offered, sewing circles, bridge and evening social gatherings. o Coolidge Rotarians Meet C. J. Moody, President of Coolidge Rotary Club, presided at the busi ness session Thursday noon when the Club met for lunch. Paul i Loucks was the speaker of the day and talked on different phases of Rotary necessary to keep a club progressive. B. F. Thum of Flo rence was a guest. Leon Keith was a speaker at the High School Assembly and used as his topic, “Functions of Rotary Club in the Community”. He outlined aims and principles of Rotarians and ways of being beneficial to a community.