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of PINAL COUNTY VOLUME NINE Union High School Graduation May 27 r — • SIDNEY P. OSBORN Announcing on a platform which calls for numerous reforms and a business-like administration of the state government, Sidney P. Os born, who is a former chairman of the Arizona Democratic State Cen ttral Committee, is a candidate for the party's nomination to the gov ernorship at the primary to be held September 13th. 0 Agricultural Growth Os Pinal County By K. K. HENNES, County Agent Probably nowhere in the United States is there an area where agri cultural development has proceed ed as fast during recent year as in Pinal County, Arizona. Eight years ago this spring the farming area of the county consisted of a few thousand acres of land watered by flood water from the Gila River and Picacho Reservoir where same | was available, supplemented in ' some cases by pumps; some 20,000 acres of land in Pinal County Ele ctrical District No. 2, all watered by electrical driven pumps; eight or ten thousand acres of land on the Pima Agency watered by flood , water and in part by pumps; and finally a few farms along the Gila and San Pedro rivers and in other widely separated parts of the coun ty. some of which were watered by , pump. The spring of 1930 marked the beginning of rapid development in ■] the agriculture of the county. Water t from the Coolidge Dam first be came available for the lands of the Continued on Page Nine) The Fair Store Stages Gigantic Sale Today One of the biggest sale events ever presented in the county is now | being offered by The Fair Store, owned and operated by Zahalskv Brothers who have been iden tifed with commercial activities in this community for many years. The store has had the reputation for handling the best of merchan dise and now due to a backward season and an overloaded stock a drastic cut has been made to meet creditor’s demands. Both Maurice and Nathan Zah- ! alsky wish to express to their many friends and patrons that they are not going out of business. The con ditions are such that bills must be paid and that they are willing to take all necessary losses to meet with immediate demands. Their entire stock has been re i duced with the full determination to raise the sufficient amount re quired by creditors. Fred H. Reinhart, special sales organizer, has been brought here to conduct the sale and he has been i empowered to use his discretion and produce the money needed. Regardless of original cost or value, Mr .Reinhart will give tne i people of Coolidge and vicin ty one of the biggest buying opportunities ever offered in history. The Coolidge Examiner District Court Honor Held By Boy Scouts j The District Court of Honor of the Catalina Councel met in the' Coolidge Union High School, Wed nesday night, May 18th. Troops attended from Ray Flor ence, Casa Grande and Coolidge. j The guest speaker was Canton i Rollo, Tucson, who spoke on the j “Twelve Scout Laws.” W r . J. Foy. i Scout Commissioner v/jas also a i guest. Phil Claridge and Harfy Cul i bert of the local scouts were speak | ers at the meeting. v Stanley R. Mathews. Jr., of Flor ! ence, received a Star Scout Medal which was the highest medal pre sented. The outstanding feature of the evening was the award of a large Red Cross Emblem to Troop 50 of Ray for winning the First Aid Contest held in Tucson. Musig for the occasion was furnished by the Coolidge High School orches tra. The attendance numbered 250 for this gathering. o Prominent Casa Gran dean Takes Bride Mr. Amandus’ Peters, Jr., son of a prominent pioneer family of Pinal county, was married Saturday the 21st at Trinity Cathedral in Phoe nix, to Miss Marjorie Gabbard of Tempe. Coolidge guests at the wed ding were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cul bert, Mr. Culbert acting as best man for the groom. The newlyweds left immediately after the wedd ing. for a horevmoon trip to th< j Pacific Northwest, and upon their j return, will make their home at i Casa Grande. o ■ Odd Fellows To Nominate Officers At the next regular meeting of San Carlos Lodge No. 30, I. O. O. F. nominations will be made for of ficers for the next term, beginning July Ist. Following the regular meeting, a social meeting will be held to which Odd Fellows wives, and Rebekah candidates are invit ed. The Odd Fellow refreshment committee will be on the job, and, as usual, serve nice refreshments. i Rodeo and Horce Rac ing at Coolidge June 5 A rodeo and .racing meet has! been arranged at the Coolidge Rod eo grounds fir Sunday May the sth. j with “Jiggs” famous pinto belong ing to Sam McKinney matched to run against W. B. Skinner’s bay mare Ace Gardner will race his buckskin mare against Dewey Ber- i l nard’s roping horse, and Sonny Ware’s buckskin is matched against Ben McKinney’s black horse. There will be three jack pot roping con-• tests —Amatuer, Non-Professional.! Professional. It promises to be an | interesting event for lovers of rac ing. o Memorial Program to Be Held at Florence The American Legion posts at Florence and Coolidge will join in conducting a Memorial Day pro gram at Florence on May 30th. The assembly will meet at the Court- j house at 10:30 a. m„ and proceed ' to the High school auditorium for J the main services. The program is ; as follows; 1. Prayer. 2. Group song “America”, led by j Miss Louise Ridgway. 3. Selection, by Florench High ! School orchestra. 4. Song, by Mrs. Griffen. 5. Memorial speaker. Rev. Han !cock of Florence. 6. Orchestra “Star Spangled ! Banner.” 7. Ceremony at eemetary, by ! Coolidge post. 7. Ceremony at eemetary, b Coolidge post. “(Die (Only 2Ci v COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1938 7;^r~ Honor Assembly Is Well Attended j The honor assembly held Friday > ■ morning for,students of the Cooli ; dge grammar schools, at the San Carlos Theatre, was attended by a capacity crowd of parents and children, and the program arrang-. ed was enjoyed by all present. The 'American Legion, represented by Mr. Paul Loucks, presented bronze| medals to the most outstanding girl, , Miss Lawanna Veazey, and: the most outstanding boy, Theo-I dore Smith, who also received the. [ prizes for athletics given by the! 1 Tucson Citizen, represented by Mr. | Porett. Mrs. Martin Talla, repre sent ng the Legion Auxiliary, pre Rented a SI.OO award for the high *est scholarship to Alice McCleery, Poppy Poster awards first prize in first division to Frances Short, ‘second prize went to Franell Julian. In the second division June Run beck received first award and Lola-! belle McMillan second. Flag test j awards were made to Edwin Elle.j dge, Richard Ware, Teresa Akers, I Lee Ella Odom, Billy Irvine and Ltfuise Irvine and Louise Irwin, j More than 100 students received perfect attendance certificates, and i 75 received perfect scholarship aw-1 ards. A class of 58 was graduated j from the Grammar school on j Thursday evening—the largest; class graduated so far. i —o Local Teachers To Attend Colleges . Many of the teachers of t'oolidge j 1 grammar school plan on attending ; colleges this summer. Among those j who have made definite plans are | Miss Helen Edwards, who will at tend the University of Southern) California, M. E. Merrill will attend the college at Flagstaff. A. W. j Spangeal plans research work at: the Arboretum at Superior. Mr. J. , B. Hinton whose marriage to Miss; Virgin a Austin will take place at, Tempe on June 3rd, will attend the Colorado Teachers College at Gre eley. Mr. Kirby and family plan to. leave next week for Los Angeles, j where Mr. Kirby will take an ad ministrative course at the Univer sity of Southern California. Every Arizonan Says “Amen” Speaking on Federal Aid for road building in the West, Congressman John R. Murdock took occasion to get into the Congressional Record a real boost for Arizona, as follows: “Arizona has more natural feat tures and scenic marvels than any equal area on earth. Some of these spots are now national parks or monuments. Many of them are re mote and somewhat inaccessible. Roads should be built to them. Ari zona is fast becoming the Nation’s playground. Travel into this marv elous region should be encouraged and faciliated. not only for recrea tion. but for the scientific study by ; scholars, and for the cultural de velopments of all our citizens. It is an act of statesmanship on the part of a wise government to make avai labe the resources of glorious nat ure for the delight and inspiration of our people. o Moving Into New Quarters After June Ist. the Pinal Title and Trust Co. will be located in i their new quarters, in the First National Rank Building at Florence. This company conducts a general title, and escrow business, and in their new location will have avail able rental a large number of safe ty deposit boxes. Their services ex i tend throughout Pinal county. ty deposit boxes. Their services ex tend throughout Pinal county. W. H. “Jake” Linville In Race For State Job VJ . H. “Jake" Linville, who has j served for several years as Mari copa County Recorder has announc ed his candidacy for the office of State Tax Commissioner subject to the action of the Democrat c voters at the Primary election to be held on September 13, 1938. Mr. Linville came as a small child with his parents, to Arizona from the State of Missouri and with other pioneer residents of the State he has enjoyed an uninterrupted association with its growth and in dustrial progress. It is said by his associates ar.d many business and industrial lead ers with whom he has conferred on the subject that he has given more thought, and is better informed as to the tax structures of the State and Nation, than any other man in the State of Arizona. Commenting on the present tax situation Mr. Linville said: "For more than eight years the industries of the Country and a patient people have peacefully en dured the most serious depression in all history. o Pioneer Jeweler Has Faith In Coolidge Harry N. Sheller, pioneer jeweler j of Coolidge, has perfect confidence in Coolidge and the San Carlo-- valley, and hufj expressed that faith by building his own home here. Hrt is a lover of flowers, an l his premises a< t ’Ms time show a! 1 profusion of lovely colors. Mr. I Sheller came to Coolidge on Aug-1 ; ust 15, 1930, when it was only aj shack town, and first located in one end of a tin building, with a little jewelery and repair shop. He con i tinued to progress with the com munity and has enjoyed a growing good will and increased business. ; until today he has a fancy little 1 jewelry shop in the Mauk Theatre building, and a safe that is really burglar proof. Mr. Sheller says that he has and Is handling only quali i ty merchandise, every article sold with a full and enbiased guarantee, and he sells for cash and there ! fore sells for less, as he has no 1 credit accounts to go bad Mr. Sheller learned the jewelers trade back in 1907, in an Ohio shop, and became proficient in watch re pairing, diamond setting, fine gold work and engraving. His tutor was a practical jewelry man and tin leading jeweler in his town, Later.! Mr. Sheller operated a jewelry store in the city of Chicago for a num- j ber of years. Always fair with his | prices and making a positive antee on all work, his repair de partment has grown with a con : stantly increasing number of satis fied customers. He wants to ex press his thanks to the people of Coolidge and the Valley for their patronage and invites everyone to come in and talk over their jewe lry problems. I o — FREE TICKETS! Our advertisers solicit your good will and appreciate your business. In this issue four names are hid away in the ad vertising columns, being names of people in this district who are to be admitted free to the San Carlos Theatre for any show Between now and June 2nd. The line in which the name ap pears will look like this: Mrs. John Doe, Good to June 2 This means that Mrs. John Doe will be admitted free to any one San Carlos show between now and June 2nd, if she will clip the ad and present it at the theatre. Read the ads. You might find your name there and get a free ticket. More next week. Liispapcr tit CiHJlibqc/’ 0 l Senior Class of Twenty-Nine Will Receive Diplomas Junior-Seniorßanquet j And Prom. Success The Seniors were entertained by the Junior class with a banquet and dance last Friday night at the High SchooJ. 1 It was an outstanding social event of the season, and marked the close of the school social activities. A Nautical theme was carried out in blue and white decorations, including white fish net table cloth over a blue foundation, three light ed ships for center pieces carrying miniature diplomas, hand painted nut cups in form of fish, at each place, sailor caps for each guest placed upon the chairs that were decorated with white back covers, made an effective banquet table ar ranged to seat one hundred people. A was given by the ships crew, Toastmaster, Charles | Brown; Captain, C. M. Mangun; Rear Admiral, J. J. Bugg; Sec. of Navy, C. J. Preece; Commander in I Chief Fleet, Frankie Henson; Com mander in Chief, Webster Martin; First Class Seaman, Tim Parker; Sailor Girl, Ruby Cartmill; Duet, | Chimits Sisters. The delicious menu was prepar j ed by the Domestic Science girls under the efficient direction of their instructor, Mrs. Loucks. After the banquet the guest en joyed dancing in the gymnasium which was decorated to represent ' the ship C. U. H. S. A canopy of blue and white streamers, beacon j lights, life preservers and rope railings completed the general ef fect of a ship’s deck. It required many days of hard labor by the Junior class and their sponsor, Mr. Howard Fisher, to com plete all arrangements and decora tions for this social event, which proved to be ver successful in ev ery way. Following are the chairman of various committees. Menu, Ruth 01- nev; Table decorations, Marguerite i Chimits; Gym decorations, Frankie Hensen; Music, Florence Roach; Place Cards, Invitations aiui Dance programs, Peggy Killian; Punch, Helen Mulcare. Coralane Sewell danced a tap number, accompanied by the High school orchestra, and Virginia Ur | ton sang “Shipmates Forever” with Della Lou Ware at the piano. o Trout Season To Open Saturday Coolidge disciples of Izaak Wal ton are getting the fishing tackle in shape for the trout season, which opens on May 28 and closes on September 20. Many are planning to be up in the cool mountain streams early Saturday morning, and fish stories galore will be heard in the land next week. Some whoppers, too. o 240 Graduates At Tempe College The graduation excercises at the Arizona State Teachers College in Tempe will be held Tuesday eve ning, May 31st, with a graduating class of 240. Ceremonies will begin at 8 p. m. and the general public is : invited to attend. u Following Is The Com mencement Program o Processional, “War March of the Priests”.. Mendelssohn Orchestra Invocation Mr. H. C. Hess “None but the Lonely Heart” Tschaikowsky Orchestra Salutatorian Inez Wellborn “Song to the Evening Stars” . Wagner A Senior—Reynaldo Pisano Commencement Address Dr. Herman E. Hendrix Violin Solo “Adoration” Borowski Norma Jean Durham Valedictorian Marie Chimits Presentation Mr. C. M. Mangun Awarding Diplomas . Mr. J. C. Preece Benediction Mr. O. B. Annis Recessional, “War March of the Priests” . . . Mendelsson The following list of students are the graduating class of 1938: Radjne Ashmore, Mary Barker, Lois Burton, Louis Burton, Ruby Cartmill, Marit Chimits, Katherine Davison, Mary Jane French, Virginia Knox, Josephine La Mar, Webster Martin. Mary Mognett, Pauline Overturf, Marvin Pace, Heber Parker, Bernice Perkins, Bill Pew, Eledoro Pisano, Raynaldo Pisano, Ralph Preece, Gertrude Reagan, Ina Mae Reinhardt, Sibyl Smothers, Phyllis Sturgeon, Mar jorie Talla, Inez Wellborn, Raymond Wilkerson, Meryle Wing, Wayne Wuertz. Carls Addresses Rotary Club! At the regular meeting of the Coolidge Rotary club on May 19th, Coach Wm. H. Carls of the Cooli dge High School gave a talk on sports, as practiced in leading coun tries of the world, and praised the work of the Coolidge High School team . This year was the first when a Coolidge team participated in a State Tournament, where the local team placed second, with Phoenix winning the state championship. He introduced Tim Parker, a high school student and leading athlete of the year. Ben Arnold, Jr., of Florence, ac companied on the piano by Miss Louise Ridgway, music instructor A questionaire was sent out to editors all over America a short time ago, asking this question: “In your opinion, is the United States moving toward dictatorship?” 1201 | editors answered “yes”, while only 440 said “no.” o Banquet Honors Baseball Team The Coolidge Cubs baseball team of the Coolidge union high school were the honored guests at a ban quet Monday night, sponsored by the Lions club of the town. Tim Parker, who was pitcher for the team was toastmaster for the evening, and several speeches w’ere made by the guests. C. J. Moody presented the members of the ball team with “Gold Baseballs” with their name and “1938 Champion engraved on them as winners of the first trophy for this district. Eighty were present for the din ner, which was cooked and served by girls of the Home Economics department, supervised by Mrs. I Viola Loucks . LOCAL PAPER -for LOCAL PEOPLE NUMBER 13 Poppy Day Saturday May 28th The Valley Hardware Company will be headquarters for poppy sales next Saturday, when the Legion Auxiliary stages its annual poppy day sales. Mrs. Don Paul, chairman of the event, will have the following Aux iliary members to help her, and every person is urged to buy and wear a poppy, the proceeds go to assist disabled world war veter ans. The districts allotted are as fol lows: Headquarters, Valley Hardware, Mrs. Don Paul and Mrs. C. M. Man gun. Post office and Valley bank: Mrs. Watson, Mrs. Howard Fisher, Mrs. J. B. Boone, Mrs. Martin Talla, Miss Marjorie Talla. Tyler Hardware and vicinjty: Mrs. Tom Moxley, Mrs. Short, Mrs. i Craig, Coralane Sewell and Nila Graham. Geo. Y. Wah Grocery: Mrs. Doro thy Nowlin, Lawanna Veazey, Mrs. Kenworthy, Mrs. Loucks. Coolidge Drug Co.: Mrs .Sasser, and Mrs. Fraizer. San Carlos Theatre: Harriett Kirkland. Hines Drug Co.: Mrs. M. M. Ware, Mrs. J. J. Jones, Mrs. C. J. j Preece, Mrs. Cochran and Mrs. Mc- Euen. Dinner Served By Coolidge Couple Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Murray en tertained in their West Coolidge home, Saturday evfeninjg with a 7:30 “Italian Spaghetti Dinner.” The evening was spent in playing card games. Guests were Messrs and Mesdames W. R. Elliott, Paul ! Hobby, Kenneth Shultz, R. L. Se ' well, and J. A. Irvine.