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of PINAL COUNTY \ OLUME NINE Election Called For School Bond Issue S. A. Westerman An nounces For Sheriff S. A. "Sam” Westerman’s an nouncement as a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Pinal county, on the Democratic ticket to succe ed Walter E. Laveen who is not to be a candidate for reelection, ap pears in this issue. Mr. Westerman came to Arizona in 11H)7 and for several years work ed in the mercantile department of the Arizona Copper Company at Morenci; afterwards, in 1923, he came to Pinal county and has since made his home in Florence. At the time he arrived in Ari zona he was not of voting age but as soon as lie became 21 he affiliat ed with the Democratic party and has consistently voted that ticket. For the past several years Mr. Westerman has served as deputy sheriff working out of the Florence office and is thoroughly familiar with all the duties of the sheriff. Being placed in charge of the identi fication work of the sheriff's office he has installed and kept up to date a Finger Print Bureau for Pinal crunty, and has played an important part in the solution of major crimes in the county in rec ent years. “My experience as a deputy,” says Mr. Westerman, “has taught me that 'he old type of peace offi cer whose chief qualifications were to be able to ride hard, shoot fast and hold his own in a rough-and tumble fight, has passed on with the horse and buggy. A good sheriff should not only be fearless in the performance of his duties, but should also keep up to date modern methods of crime detection; and more attention should be given to the prevention of crime.” “If nominated and elected to this office, I promise that I will give the people of Pinal county clean, courteous and conscientious serv ice and will make use of every mod ern device and method in the detec tion and prevention of crime.” While Sam places emphasis upon modern scientific methods, his success in man-hunts that have taken his into the wilds of mount ains and deserts as well as into the dives of Arizona cities prove that he is proficient in all phases of peace officer work. He welcomes an investigation of his qualifications for sheriff and urges the voters in the coming pri mary to give serious consideration to his record as a peace officer dur ing his years of service in Pinal co unty. o The Coolidge Cooking School, conducted at the San Carlos Thea tre on Thursday and Friday after noons of last week, had a total at tendance of some 600 people. The demonstrations conducted were in teresting and instructive and the many prizes offered were appreci ated by the winners. • o Rev. Ward Talks To Rotary Club Rev. E. M. Ward of the Comm unity church, who has recently re turned from a trip in the east, made a talk to the Coolidge Rotary Club at the regular meeting Thurs day of last week on the “Moderni zation of the Christian Church.” He discussed the probabe trend of how the weekly day of devotion will be observed in the near future, and also talked of bis trip and the con tacts made during his attendance at the National Conference of the Pre sbyterian church, held recently in Philadelphia, where among many other notables he met John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Hs address prov ed interesting and instructive, to his fellow Rotarians. Guests pres ent were Mr. Clay Hanna and Rod ney Ellsberry. * * f&te * , A. F. Ace Gardner Is Candidate For Sheriff A. F. "Ace” Gardner of Coolidge. Arizona, has announced that he will be a democratic candidate for sheriff of Pinal county, Arizona, i subject to the primaries Septemb er 13. 1938. Mr. Gardner first came to Ari-i zona during Territorial days in 1898 and when a young man was engaged as a rancher in the conn-1 ties of Graham and Cochise. He has been a resident of Pinal county, since 1924, and has had eighteen years experience as a peace officer, the last nine years of which he has been a Deputy Sheriff in Coolidge, Arizona. He served four and one-half years as guard at the Arizona State Penitentiary, during which time, no prisoner un- ■ der his control ever escaped. "Ace” has made a reputation of i being an honest, vigilant and fear- j less peace officer and his activities as Deputy Sheriff in Coolidge have received favorable comment throu-j ghout Pinal county. It is note- • worthy that his section of the, County has had but few. if any, j serious crimes during his tenure as j Deputy, excepting one murder com mitted in November of 1930 in; which instance the criminal was captured by Mr. Gardner in less than one hour after the killing and is now serving a -life sentence in the Arizona State Prison. In commenting upon his candid acy, he said, “I promise that if elected sheriff of Pinal county that no relative will be appointed, that I will be fair and impartial in the performance of my duties and will surround myself with capable and efficient deputies. I am a life-long J Democrat, have never been a candi date for any‘public office in the State of Arizona, and, if elected sheriff will do my best to discharge the responsibilities of that office. “I am entering the race with noth ing but good feeling for my oppon ents as I have regarded all those mentioned to date as among my! friends.” o High School Budget Greatly Reduced At the regulai monthly meeting of the High School Board of Educa tion. June 14, Superintendent Man gun submitted estimates for the budget for the 1938-1939 School Year. This budget represents a re duction of SBOIO.OO in the District levy which makes it 29 per cent less than last year. The budget as submitted was unanimously adopted by the Board and is being trans mitted to the County Superintend ent. Economics were effected by hold ing secretarial and administrative overhead to a minimum. Ample provision has been made for keep ing the various departments up to the highest state of efficiency. The appropriation for the library has been increased, and provision has been made for adding five new type writers to the Commercial Depart ment to relieve the shortage in typewriters that existed last year. New’ equipment will also be added to the Science Laboratory, Farm j Shop, and Home Economics depart- j ment The budget includes funds for adding another teacher to the facu-: lty should the anticipated increase ' in enrollment materialize. If a tea cher is added he will assist by tea ching classes in Mathematics and Biological Science. Miss Elanor Stone who has been teaching Spanish and English at Springerville for the past two years j w-as elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mrs. j Blanche Schale Harding. Miss Stone is a graduate of the University of Washington, and has done her work ! for Masters degree at the Univer sity of Arizona, and the University j i of Mexico, Mexico City. “Chf r ©nly jjfnmc-©timcb :\ r r(uspaper hi Cnoltbqe/’ COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1933 ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CONGRESS V j ’ 'J&i ' x rSiyyiiMißri; C- ■■ .*%> • .;•••„ - TO THE VOTERS OF ARIZONA I wish hereby to announce my candidacy for re-election to Con gress from Arizona, subject to the Democratic primaries of Septemb er 13, and will of the voters to be expressed at the general election November 8 1938. In the following paragraphs are some of the reasons, briefly stated, why I confidently hope for your favorable considera tion. Sincerely yours,, JOHN R. MURDOCK. Member of Congress from Arizona Having never before been in political life, I went to Washing ton unbiased and unbought, free to excercise my best judgment in your behalf, and having served the State of Arizona well in the 75th Con-: gress, I do not hesitate to ask the people of Arizona for a second term. Ours is a young community with wonderful possibilities, but depend ent for aid from the outside to carry on our major developments; there fore, I have been particularly anx ious to obtain suitable appropria tions of federal funds to carry for ward business-like developments within this State. In this respect, irrigation, reclamation, public build ings and other permanent construc tive programs have received most of my attention. Since nearly three-fourths of the area of Arizona is owned and con trolled by the Federal Government, a large share of my efforts have been directed toward the proper relation of state and nation in re gard to Indian reservations, nation- H. R. Moag was a business visitor in Phoenix Tuesday. o Joe Dobson, a Coolidge boy in the big time baseball, got his pict ure in the New Orleans Picayune last Sunday and a two page head ing “He’s Sundays Hero.” He is pitching for the New Orleans Pel icans, and the sports writer said: “Joe Dobson did double duty Sun day in the doubleheader with the Chicks, and if the Pelicans had done any hitting for him in the second game, he would have regist ered two victories. Larry Gilbert was well pleased with the pitching performance of Joe Dobson and should have been, since this rookie twice went and stopped the Chicks in the midst of threatening scoring sprees.” This Cooliage boy is going places, in organized baseball, and his home town friends are rooting for him, every step. al forests, parks and monuments and the administration of the public domain. In these matters I have tried for harmony between clash ing interests and opposing policies, as well as furthering development. In view of the fact that five times as many ex-service men now reside in Arizona as Arizona ever furnish ed to the wars, I have had a con stant care to look after the best interests of these men. This means thaf I have sought the greatest pos ! sible degree of justice for our vet ' erans. including health facilities for i them in this land of sunshine. We are in momentous times. Great and bewildering problems j confront us both in foreign and do ! mestic matters. Because of my own children and also yours, I have work ; ed for peace with the rest of the world and for a country better con ditioned than the one in which we j were born. On account of the great diversity of our resources and industries, Ari zona’s interests at Washington are are amazingly varied and usually I conflicting. Your sole representa tive in the lower branch of Congress I should understand this situation, and should be a person of tireless energy, ruggod physical constitu tion, level-headed, intelligent judg ment and patriotic charcter. I think 1 measure well up the scale in these requiremtns. I have done nothing at Washington of which I am ashamed, and very much of which I am proud; therefore, I stand ready to justify my official conduct from the public records. On this basis I solicit your support for re-election to Congress from Arzona. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Editor. Coolidge Examiner. When parent, teacher and offi cer permit the youth of Coolidge to indulge in the practice of promis iouslv shooting off fire crackers at all times of day and night; fires may be expected. Owing to the fact of having no fire fighting force, would it be possible to remove the great danger of starting fires, by parent teach er, officer and citizen curbing such acts? J. WATT HOGUE. o Miss Charlotte Mirkin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Mirkin of Coo lidge, was united in marriage to Mr. Irvin Landey at Phoenix Sun day, June 12th. After a short honey moon to the Coast the young cou ple will make their home in Phoe nix. Ethington, Candidate For State Senate Peter H. Ethington, Casa Grande business man and farmer, member of the board of directors of the San Carlos irrigation district, and mem ber of the senate in the 12th legisla ture, this week announced that he will again be a candidate for the of fice of senator from Pinal county. “Matters of vital importance to everyone in Arizona, and of special importance to the business men and farmers, will be before the next session of the legislature demanding careful and conscientious consider ation, and the intelligent coopera tion of all sections of the state,” Senator Ethington said in his an nouncement, “and it is my belief that I can be of service to my county and state as senator. My ex perience in the senate three years ago, and my intimate first hand knowledge of the problems and dif ficulties besetting all classes of tax payers, lead me to hope that E can be of real service in this most im portant branch of our state govern ment.” Senator Ethington says he will include among his list of objectives in the next session of the legisla ture the following projects: Encouragement of home owner ship in the city and on the farm by exemption from taxes of homes | or farm homesteads up to $3,000' valuation, when the owner is living in the home. Simplification of automobile reg istration laws and reduction of au tomobile taxes so that these taxes will be lowered to a parity with other property and the owner will not have to take a day off and go to the county seat for his license each year. Free textbooks for high schools. Better pension laws for teachers, who at present are not included un der the social security laws. Division of gasoline tax equitably between state, county and city. (Cities do not now receive any part of the tax). Provisions for a complete and in telligent revision of the state tax system with a view to reducing and equalizing taxes and elimin ating as far as possible the com plex and numerous reports that in volve great expense to the business man in addition to the actual taxes he must pay. “These are a few of the things that have been in my mind for a long while, and which must receive the attention of the legisla tors,” said Mr. Ethington. “There are other vital problems also, which involve the welfare of future gener ations in Arizona, such as the final and fair distribution of water and power from the Colorado and the use of other great natural resources of our state. From time to time as I have the opportunity I will discuss these matters with voters of the county, and will seek their views also, so that I may intelligently represent them in the state senate if they see fit to give me the ma jority vote in the democratic pri maries in September.” o Cecil’s Case Sold To Nebraska Parties Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Trotter of Adams, Nebraska, have purchased Cecil’s Case on Main street, and assumed charge Monday morning of this week. Both are experienced case operators, and will continue the same high class of service as established by Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Lively, who built up and enjoyed a good patronage during their ownership of the place. Mr. and Mrs. Lively have made no definite plans, but will leave this week for a visit on the Coast. They made many friends hepe, whose best wishes follow them. $22,000 Asked For Grammar School Addition Qualified voters in the Coolidge School District will be asked to vote bonds in the amount of $12,000 for the purpose of building addi tional classrooms to the grammar school building. In submitting the proposal, the Boarq makes the fol lowing statement: “The Board of Trustees of Cooli dage School District No. 21 are planning a bond election for six ad ditional class rooms to the present building to relieve our overcrowd ed condition. The date of the elec tion is set for Saturday, July 9t.h, 1938, from 10 A. M. until 6 P. M. The notice of this election is car-i ried on another page of the Coo lidge Examiner. The total cost of construction is i set up for $22,000.00. Os this amount the district is asked to vote $12,000. 00, and an application has been made to the Federal Government of the United States for a grant of $10,000.00. The board of trustees have been promised that if th“ bonds were voted there is every pos sibility that the grant may be had The actual granting of the money will be determined by whether the people vote the bonds or not. The Board of Trustees have held many meetings working to the end of trying to solve our overcrowded class room condition. Public hear ings have been held and it was decided by the Board of Trustees that it would be advisable, in order to secure sentiment, to submit a questionaire to the voters of this community. Seven members of the Parent Teachers Association carri ed this questionaire and presented the three propositions to the vot ers for their choice. Proposition No. 1 “Do you favor adding on to the present building?” Proposition No. 2, “Do you favor acquiring a new site and placing a building thereon?” Proposition No. 3, “Do you favor a Junior High School and Popular Local Girl Becomes Bride In the presence of members of the families, and a few close friends, Miss Madge Slater of Coo lidge, and Mr. Dean F. Thomas of Los Angeles, were united in marri age,. at a ceremony conducted by Rev. E. M. Ward, in the Coolidge Community church, on Saturday, June 11th. Miss Gladys Roche, accompanied by Miss Mary Gardner, sang, “1 Love You Truly.” The bride’s at- j tendant was Mrs. C. R. Sturgeon, j while Mr. Thomas had as best man Mr. Fred Slater, brother of the bride. Out of town guests included the parents of the groom, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bliss of Phoenix. Mrs. Thomas, the daughter ofj Mrs. Emma Slater of Coolidge, is a graduate of the Coolidge High School, and for the past two years, has attended the State Teachers college at Flagstaff. The groom, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Thomas of Los Angeles, attended California schools and was graduated from the University of California, at Los An geles. The young couple left immediate ly after the ceremony for a motor trip, which will include Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Denver, and points in Southern California where they will visit relatives of both bride and groom. They will return home in four weeks, and will re side at Bartlett Dam, where Mr. Thomas is employed. LOCAL PAPER for LOCAL PEOPLE NUMBER 16 providing additional rooms for the lower grades?” The majority of the people favored adding on to the present building. 109 people signed for this addition. For proposition No. 2 for acquiring a new site and placing a building thereon, 96 peo ple favored this proposition. For proposition No. 3 for the building of a Junior High School and addi tional rooms for the lower grades, 12 people signed for this proposi tion. The Board of Trustees con cluded that of the three proposi tions only the first two could be considered in view of the fact that the people were not interest ;d in | proposition No. 3. In considering proposition No. 1, that of adding on to our present building and proposition No. 2, ac quiring a new site and placing a building thereon the Board of Trustees desired to please the ma jority and at the same time keep the cost of building and mainten ance of the lowest possible level. The architect informed the Board of Trustees that if this program vas approved these class rooms could be had for occupancy very toon after school opened in the fall. The program as set up calls for the addition of six class rooms to the present grammar school build ing of Coolidge School District No. 21. For these six rooms the taxpay ers of this district will be obligat ed only to the amount of $12,000.00. The remaining cost of construction will be paid by the Federal Govern ment through a grant of the Public Works Administration.” Signed: ANNA CLARK CHRISTENSON Chairman. C. L. KENWORTHY, Clerk. M. L. TALLA. Member. Growth Os Coolidge Is Indicated By Gas Service Connections Coolidge is still reported to be the fastest growing community in the United States. That it is growing fast is well substantiated by the fi gures of the Natural Gas Service Companys “Hook-Up” figures. Coo lidge boosts of a 99 per cent gas service connection., since the serv ice came here three years ago. The company reports that gas meters have been installed the past year in an average of ten homes per month. Coolidge will still have the cheap est gas rates in Arizona even after the new reduced rates go into af fect in Phoenix next October 15th, as shown by the following compa rative rate table: Cubic Coolidge Phoenix Feet Rate Rate ~ 1000 $2.47 $2.25 2000 3.06 3.75 3000 3.65 5.25 4000 L 24 i 5!83 5000 4.88 ' 6.40 6000 ' 5.42 6.98 7000 | 6.01 ! 7.55 8000 6.60 ! 8.13 9000 7.19 ! 8.70 10000 ! 7.78 1 9.28 The average yearly consumption of gas per home, for cooking, hot water, and heating, as shown by the statistics of the company, is 3,000 cubic feet of gas. Therefor, Coolidge will continue to boost of the lowest gas rate in Arizona, and most any place in the Southwest.