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of PINAL COUNTY VOLUME NINE Coolidge To Become Second Class Post Office July Ist. According to Postmaster J. B. Boone, official notice has been re ceived front the l'. S. Postal depart ment in Washington, I). C. that on July 1. 1935, the Coolidge Post Of fice will be advanced to second class status, the receipts and busi ness transacted here being large enough to justify the advanced class status. The personnell will be placed under Civil Service, anti will consist of Postmaster Boone, assistants A. E. Taylor and Mrs. Maude Boone as regulars, with a substitute to be selected by Civil Service examination. The hours! will remain the same as before, j from 8 a. m. to ti p. m. but each member of the force will work only 40 hours per week. A petition was ■ sent in to Washington this week.) asking for an extension of four miles on the route to include the Security Farm east of Coolidge. o Lions Club Installs New Officers At the regular meeting of the Coolidge Lions Club Tuesday eve- , ning District Deputy D. S. Davis j installed into office Lion Ray Lind emann as president, Karl Payne as Ist vice president; Harold Moag. second vice president; Wm. Elliott, secretary; Ben Jarratt, Lion Tam.- r and M. M. Ware, Tail Twist-1 er. Tribute was paid to Earl Hicks, retiring president of the club, dur ing whose term the membership has doubled in numbers, and reg ular attendance kept at a high point. The new officers will assume their duties at the next regular meeting of the club, June 21st. O Odd Fellows Elect New Officers The San Carlos Lodge No. 30 at their regular meeting Tuesday evening elected Harry N. Sheller as Noble Grand; Carl Thompson, vice grand, R. L. Springfield, secre tary, and M. M. Ware was re-elect ed as treasurer of the lodge. All older members of the Order re fused to accept any office, in order that promotion may be had by the many young and new members of the lodge. First degree was conferred on Mr. T. J. Rowe, and refreshments were served after completion of lodge 4 work. The next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, June 14, at which a joint memorial service will be held by the Odd Fellows and Rebe kah Lodges. o School Library To Keep Open Continuing the policy of the Coo lidge Grammar School to be of service to the community, the lib rary was opened Monday, June 6th and will be open each Monday dur ing the summer months, except the Monday on which the Fourth of July falls, on which date the libr ary will be closed. The library hours for the summer will be be tween 9 a- m. and 12 o’clock noon. The school library service is limit ed to those who are enrolled in the Grammar School. Mrs. Mildred Kleinman. librarian, will be in charge of the library dur ing the summer. o Fatal Road Accident i Near Coolidge Frank Lindquist, a Phoenix traveling salesman, apparently lost control of his car on the Tucson highway Saturday night, when it hit a bridge railing and fell into the canal. Drivers of a truck which he had passed at high speed, re covered the body, which was taken to Phoenix. This is the 83rd death on Arizona Highways in 1938. The Coolidge Examiner Local Druggist Addresses Rotarians At the regular meeting of the 1 Rotary Club June 2nd. Ilotarian 1 Jimmy Hines, local pharmacist, i surprized his fellow members by bringing to the club a number of I his pharmaeutical utensils, and giving to the club several demons trations of how drugs and medicines are compounded, and proceeded to give the club an interesting and instructive talk on the develop ment of pharmacy. In the course of his demonstration, Mr. Hines said: “Pharmacy is the art of identifying, selecting, preserving and combining drugs of animal, plant or mineral origin—medicine I is the art of restoring or preserving ! health by administration of these I substances. The beginning of both pharmacy | and medicine are so closely inter woven with superstition and fable that it is difficult to separate the ' real from the mythical. Disease was at first believed to be caused by evil spirits; hence incantations, | noises and odors were as frequent ly employed as remedies of a more material and efficacious character. There are some recordings of the art of healing, in the early history I of Egypt, Persia and Greece, hut ; the first manuscript or literature pertaining to pharmacy and medi cine is the papyrus or scroll called “The Papyrus of Ehers” because it was discovered and partly trans lated by him. This scroll measued about 12 in ches wide hv 250 feet long and was written in the year 1000 B. C. which was somewhat prior to the birth of Moses. Many of these drugs enu merated there are in common use today. Pharmacies, as "Separate j places where drugs were compound- j ed and sold, were first instituted j during the Arabic Period, they ac-j thieved considerable fame along this line. For the guidance of physicians and Pharmacists, books called pha rmacopeias, or dispensatories, had appeared as early as 1524. The first in U. S. was published in Boston December 15, IS2O, in both the Latin and English languages. At that time representatives from all sections of the U. S. con vened every ten years to revise and bring the IT.l T . S. Pharmacopeia up to date, but due to the rapid strides being made in pharmacy and medi cine it is now necessary to make constant revisions” Mr. Hines con cluded his very interesting talk by saying: ‘‘The ancient pharmacist worked with crude drugs, herbs, charms, etc., and each pharmacist was his own authority on drugs, hut the modern pharmacist com pounds his drugs and medicines by means of a standardized authority —the U. S. Pharmacopeia.” Mr. C. A. Firot of Safford, Com missioner of the Gila River, was a Rotarian visitor at the luncheon. o Replica of Windsor Ring On Display The Royal Ring, a replica of the wedding band worn by the Duchess of Windsor, is now on display in the windows of Harry N. Sheller, local jeweler. The ring w r as styled by J. R. Wood & Sons, Inc., of Brooklyn, N. Y.. w'orld’s largest manufacturers of wedding and en gagement rings—under the person al supervision of the Reverend Jar-j dine, who used the original in; marrying the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The ring has eight sides, , which, according to the Reverend Jardine, signify Edward The Eigh th. The Royal Ring is made in fashionable yellow gold, with or Without diamonds, and there is a j man’s wedding ring to match. The ring was recently on display at the New York Museum of Science and Industry in Rockefeller Center, where it was very favorably re I ceived by the huge throngs who saw it. “Cbe ©nly JNelttspapcr in Cooltbge.” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 19.°,3 THE FORGOTTEN MAN James H. Kerby An nounces for Governor In a statement released to the press this week, James H. Kerby makes his long awaited announce ment as eandiate for Governor of Arizona. Mr. Kerby makes only one promise, if successful in his campa ign. He says: "I will be the Gov ernor.” But, he says in order to really be the Governor, it ap pears necessary to pass an initiative measure which will be submitted at the next general election, and which provides that all appointive officers shall be appointed for excatly the same term as the Governor who ap points them. In that w-ay it is hop ed to relieve the necessity of a Governor having to call out the Na tional Guard in order to get the var ious commissions and appointees to play square. Says Kerby: “Governor Stanford took office with every hon est and honorable intention and was and is thoroly qualified to serve the people in a capable way. What did he find on taking office? He found a whole bunch of governors, petty commission dictators ahead of him. scattered through a raft of commissions, aligned against him and determined to embarrass his administration, where their selfish interest was concerned, at any cost, resulting in a seething mess of political intrigue in which good gov ernment cannot exist and out of which good government cannot come.” He did not mention a State Civil Service system, nor any tax prob lems, in his initial statement. o Term of Court To Begin Monday The next term of Court in Pinal county will open Monday, June 13. with the first case on the docket being the State of Arizon vs George Buffington, to be tried on Monday on a charge of grand larcency. The second case on the docket is State of Arizona vs George Eldridge, to be tried Tuesday on a charge of a3- sult with deadly weapon. Docketed for Wednesday is the case of State of Arizona vs Vicente Diaz, on a charge of bastardy. For Thursday, June 16th a civil case, being Tid wel vs Arizona Tractor Co., w-ill be tried. On Friday the 17th a criminal case, the State of Arizona vs Cash Harold Cary is scheduled for trial on a charge of rape. On Monday the 20th a civil case, Morrow vs Haa3 is scheduled for trial, and Tuesday the 21st another civil case, Wilson vs Garnev will be tried. Wednesday June 22nd, is the date set in the civil case, Cole & Maud vs. Arizona Edison Co., and on June 23rd the last civil case on the docket, Mrs. Cole, administrator, vs McMillan, is scheduled for trial. Artistic Treasures On Home Near Coolidge What is a “home"? Some folks spend a million dollars or more to satisfy their ideas of “home,” but it is not the value in dollars that makes a home. Edgar Guest said that "it takes a heap of living in a house to make it home.” Mrs. Margaret Mcßae, who has one of the most interesting homes in the San Carlos Valley, agrees with Mr. Guest. An inquisitive reporter, driv ing out that wav noted a fine grove of great cottonwoods, tamarix trees, giant Mesquites, in which was mix ed a number of immense Oleanders, high as the trees. an,j a bewilder ing profusion of white and red flow ers throughout the grove. Only God can make a tree, but folks with an artistic sense can arrange a grove to be more than a clump of trees. Inside the grove is a rambl ing old structure, surrounded by flowers of all colors and descrip tions, and on the chimney is sash ioned in has relief a Del Sarto Ma donna, done years ago by a guest artist from abroad. On two sides of the house are stationed two sets of old wagon wheals —remnants from the days of ’49, picked up on the desert and preserved as a me mento of other days and other modes of living. One may well wonder what stories those wheels could tell of advantures and traged ies suffered in the wilderness of the Gila valley 100 years ago. On a chimney at the entrance is painted an Indian scene and a poem by Hostein Yazzie, an Indian claim ed to be 110 years old, and his politics and his laments are note worthy. Says Hostein Yazzie: Indian Lament “Wife he die I so sad My old hoss Done gone bad. White man No can trust Takit monies Bank go bust. Democrat He big money man Big money man Republican No more money man By damn I done vote For Uncle Sam.” This home is occupied by Mrs. Martha Macßae and her daughter. Mrs. Adolph Hupfel, charming and exceptionally polite to an inquiring visitor. Mrs. Macßae has lived on this ranch since 1920, and, little by little, has added to the home and its treasurers until today it appears all that a home should be. It is quite an achievement to create such a home out on the raw desert. Mrs. Macßae calls her home “Win naduma,” from an old Indian lege nd. It means “Remain where you are.” Come to think of it, life is too ( Continued on Page Five) Rebekah Lodge Is Organized Here Friday evening June 3rd the Re bekah Lodge was organized in Coo lidge. with a charter membership of 44. Among the State Officers present for the occasion were: Miss Ethel Banks, president of State Re bekah Assembly, Mrs. Nettie Scott, secretary, and Geo Kessler, state treasurer, all of Phoenix. The new ■officers of the new lodge are as follows; Mrs. C. M. Mangun, Noble Grand, Mrs. M. M. Ware, Vice Grande, Mrs. C. W. Hooper, Past Grande, Mrs. O. M. King, secretary, Mrs. Will Hodges, treasurer. Ap pointive officers are: Mrs. Charles Brown. Chaplain. Mrs. Ray Linde mann, Conductor, Mrs. Elkins, Warden, Mrs. R. J. Jones, R S N G, Mrs. W. C. Ketehersid, L S N G, Mrs. J. B. Boone, R S V G, Mrs. Anton Runbeck. L S V G, Mrs. Douglas Dawson, inside guard, Mrs. A. L. Condit, Outside guard. The state officers present were entertained at a luncheon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Man- ( gun. After concluding the work of the evening, refreshments were served by the lodge. Regular meet ings will be held on the first and third Friday each week, at the Masonic Temple. Baptismal Services At Old Valley Church Services at the Old Valley church Sunday will be conducted by E. H Herrscher of Phoenix assisted by Mr. C. R. Siglin. The regular Bible study class will be held at 11 o’clock. These studies are developing a very lively dis cussion that is proving very profit able because no conclusion is be ing accepted without proof. At 3 o’clock an opportunity will ha given tor Baptism by water im mersion: a number haying indicat ed their desire to thus publicly acknowledge that they have conse crated their lives to God. The ser mon preceding the baptism will bej delivered by Mr. Herrscher and j Mr. Siglin will officate at the bap- j tism. In the evening the subject of the resurrection of the dead will be dis cussed by E. H. Herrscher. “Most of the people,” says Mr. Herrscher, “have very confused ideas con cerning the resurrection; some claiming it refers to the raising of the body, others that it refers to the process of regeneration in the believer's heart or life, still others says it means the passing of the soul from it’s human habitation to a place of bliss or to a place of torment and suffering.” In this talk the speaker will en- j deavor to give the scriptural view j of the matter full supported by the : teachings of both the old and new Testament Scriptures. o American Legion Elect New Officers At the regular meeting Monday night, June 6, the American Leg ion Auxiliary elected their officers for the coming year as follows: President, Mrs. Lillian Preece, Vice president, Mrs. Lillian Prath er, 2nd vice president, Mrs. Vivian Fisher, secretary, Mrs. Avis Paul; treasurer, Mrs. J. J Jones, Chaplain Mrs. Flora Hooper; Sergeant at arms, Mrs. A. McEvery, Historian, Mrs. L. Watson; Reporter, Mrs. Mable Moxley. Executive Board were Mrs. Lulu Short, Mrs. Mable Moxley, Mr's, Avis Paul. Refreshments were served. A joint installation of officers with the Legion will be held on June 20. o Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Hamilton, were in Tucson Tuesday, attending the funeral of George B. Edwards, who died there last Sunday, Juno the sth. Mr. Edwards was a form er resident of Coolidge, and many Coolidge friends attended the fun eral. He was an uncle of Mr. P. W. Hamilton. Coolidge Teacher Married at Tempe Mr. Jay Baker Hinton, teacher in the Coolidge Grammar School and Miss Virginia Lee Austin of Temp", were united in marriage at the First Christian church at Tempo on Friday evening, June 3rd. A large number of friends attended the ceremony in the church, which was profusely decorated palms and flowers. Mrs. Hinton is a mem ber of a prominent pioneer Arizona family and a graduate of the State Teachers college at Tempe. Mr. Hinton is also an alumnus of the Tempe college. The young couple left immedia tely after the wedding for Greeley, Colorado, where both will do post graduate work. They will be at home in Coolidge September Ist, when Mr. Hinton will again resume his work as teacher in the local school. o Ruth J. Branaman Announces For County Treasurer Ruth J. Branaman, present Cou nty Treasurer, is seeking the nomi nation for a second term, subject to the Democratic primaries of Sep tember 13, 1938. Her ambitions are based solely on her qualifications and fitness for the office. These have been enhanced by her work in the past two years, with other co unty officers closely allied with the Treasurer’s office. Her record for the past 18 months has been exceptionally good in regard to economy and efficient collections of taxes due. More than 90 per cent of the 1937 levy has been collected. This, added to the back taxes collected, exceeds the total levy for 1937. Unfailing courtesy, and good ser vice to the public, is Mrs. Brana- j man’s platform. o New Club Organized At Security Farm The “4-H Security Club” was or ganized at the Security Farm May 24th, by Mrs. M. Alberta Harris,; county home demonstration agent, and officers were elected as fol lows : Edith Jenkins, president; Norma Hines, vice president; Oleta Gill, secretary and Levoise McGee, song leader. Mrs. Hunsaker was elected local leader. Six of the girls are tak ing first year sewing and two sec ond year sewing. Meetings of the club will be held every Wednesday morning, from 10 to 11 o’clock. o Junior Business Builders Picnic Friday evening of last week, every member of the Junior Busi ness Builders, an organization of boys and girls who are active in a contest to win prizes offered by the Hines Drug store, was invited to a picnic given by the Hines Drug store at a point south of Coo lidge. The youngsters enjoyed ball games, races, etc., a wiener roast, ice cream and gallons of grape juice. The contest will close on July 9th, at 10.31 p. m. The young sters who enjoyed the picnic will be in the race until July 9, 10:31 p. m. are: Joe Hammons, Celia Za j halsky, Billy Ware, Jenna Lee Fov, ! David Hall, George Moag, Lee Lin demann, Gordon Dobson, Wayn<? I Elledge, Betty Reagan, Sidney Gor | don, Ted McCullough, David Stone ! hocker, Harry Moody, Paul Han nah, Jr., Jimmie Letzring, Marge i Robles, Guy Winkler, Marie Cook, Royce Smith, Charles Runbeck ! Rolland Freeland, Geneva Ward. Reed Chessley, Billy Chambliss, Earl Bergley, Christina Whitten. Coy Dunlap. Rosemary Davison. Billy Irvine, Teddy Campbell, Boyd Clements, John Foutcli, Da\id Hardaway and Johnnie Dye. LOCAL PAPER for LOCAL PEOPLE NUMBER 15 School Figures Show Great Increase According to County Superinten dent J. J. Bugg the average daily attendance in Pinal County schools, indicate a large increase as well as a more stable population, in that the attendance figures for the last year show a better average daily attendance for the last few months of school than for the first part of the term. In former years, attend ance records indicated that when the cotton picking season was over, the school attendance dropped, as families moved to other parts, but last years records show a larger attendance at the end of the school season than at the beginning, which indicates that more families have become permanent residents. The comparative figures show* an average daiiy attendance in all Pi nal county public schools for the year 1936-37 of 4561 children, while the past year, 1937-38 shows an av erage daily attendance of 5049, in the same schools. An increase of 16 per cent in our elementary schools, and an increase of 11 per cent in our high schools is shown by comparative figures. The State apportionment is based on the high est attendance during any six months of the term. For the year 1936-37 the highest six months showed an A D A of 4772 pupils, and f°r the year 1937-38 an A D A ol 5263. o Childrens Teeth Require Much Care Many human ailments and much human suffering is caused by so called “bad teeth”. Teeth are not normally “bad”—they become so from many causes. Last fall, Dr. R. V. Campbell, Coolidge dentist, conducted a clinic at the Coolidge Grammar schools, and examined the teeth of several hundred pupils there. His examination proved in teresting as the result tabulated showed about 75 per cent of all children in the grammar school had defective teeth, or cavities. He stat ed that he found many ot the children with “mottled enamel”-- white or yellow spots on their teeth, and says that there is no known cure for this condition. He suggests that all children under eight years of age should have water free from fluorine, as that would allow the anterior teeth to develop without the mottled spots. Many of the cavities found had de veloped from this defective enamel on the teeth. Recent experiments conducted at the University of Arizona shows development of a filter that will separate fluorine from water, and it is hoped that such a filter can be put into practical use soon. o Shower For Mrs. Pressley Clonts Mrs. Ed Lacey, Mrs. J. A. Moore, Mrs. Frank Watson and Mrs. Anna Humphreis were hostesses at a shower given in honor of Mrs. Pres sley Clonts of Phoenix, nee Miss Miss Doris Burt of Coolidge, last week at the home of Mrs. Moore. Among guests present from Phoe nix were Mesdames S. C. Burt, J. J. Butterfield, C. Estes, and Ida S. Candy of Ocean Park, Calif. Cooli dge guests were: Mesdames Lillian Prather, Avis Steward Hobby, Ma bel Moxley, Moro Moore Morris, Blanche Moore,, W. M. Jackson ,Sr., W. Jackson, Jr., H. N. Sheller, Ho | bert Ulmer, Myrtle M. Tyler, Luc ile Ware, Louise Gardner, Asa Gardner, Hattie Yeager, Anna C. Christensen, Ben R. Scott, and the Misses Ida May Williams, Ruby Knox, Myrtle Yeager and Bettie Morris. o Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kline were in | Phoenix Sunday attending the | sixtieth wedding anniversary of Mr. Kline’s grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. ; Allen Kline of Phoenix. They were I married in 1872.