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of PINAL COUNTY VOLUME NINE Security Farm In New Enterprize Development is moving along at a fast pace at the Security Farm east of Coolidge. where Uncle Sam is financin'" a 4000 acre co-operative farm industry. Fifty-five families are now residing on the farm, as members of the organization. Grain harvesting is in progress with very satisfactory yields, cotton is doing well and making good growth. Construction of the new office and warehouse will soon be com pleted. When the office is removed to the permanent headquarters, the building now used for an office will be made into a co-operative store, which with a full line of groceries, vegetables and meats,! will prove convenient to the mem-; hers. The cooperatively owned electric | distributing system is now com-I pleted with the services in full swing. Construction of the paik and parkways is about completed. o Special Meeting Next Sunday The Bible Study class that was organized sometime ago at the old Valley Church is making fine pro gress and it is reported that the j studies are becoming more and more interesting each Sunday. The subject for the first series of studies was “The Divine Plan of the Ages.” The subject for next Sunday is “The Epochs and Dis pensations.” in the development of the Plan. The lesson to be learned by these studies is to point the way to life and happiness for those who earnestly and sincerely search for it. The program for next Sunday begins at the Valiev Church, with Bible Study- at 11 a. m., at 12 o clock there will be luncheon, with table questions and answers. At 2 P. m - ( services will be held, and at 6 p. m. supper and table questions and an-! swers. At 8 p. m. a special meeting will be held in the Coolidge High School auditorium, with Mr. E. H. Herrs cher of Phoenix speaking on the subject “The Resurrection.” Every one is welcome to attend and there will be no collection or charges. o New School Bus Purchased Here Signal Peak School District No. 25 placed an order with the Moag Motor Co., for a new 50 passenger Dodge all steel school bus, to be delivered next September. The bus has a Wayne safety body with for ward facing seats and is mounted on a Dodge 190 inch special school bus chassis. It will be equipped with booster hydraulic brakes and all necessary safety devices for the protection of the passengers. o Among the June marriage rec ords at Florence is the marriage cf Elvin E. Brown and Mildred Hill of Coolidge, solemnized by the Rev. Lambreth Hancock at Florence on June the 18th. Lee Lindemann and George Moag are two lucky Coolidge boys en joying the new YMCA camp for boys. 8 miles from Prescott, out in the pines and mountains. The Lions Club held their regular meeting Tuesday evening with the new President, Ray Lindemann. presiding. Committees were nam ed for next y-ears activities, and plans discussed for a picnic the first part of July. A committee of three, C. M. Mangun, Charles E. Brown and W. C. Ketchersid, weie appointed to confer with \\ PA of ficials at Phoenix relative to pro posed Coolidge projects. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Simm ons who have resided at the San Carlos Hotel for more than one year, left Tuesday- for their home in Los Angeles. Mr. Simmons was fieldman here for a Los Angeles well drilling concern. ! (&ctynriiinic^ “Cb? ©nlu JftfttiC'CEHnneb sfcfaspapr hi ffinoltbje/’ New Rules At Post Office i j According to Postma ter J. B. Boone, several newregulations will go into effect in the local pos t of fice July Ist, when the office will! go under second class regulations. ! Among these new rules and regu-j lations is one that will not be ; popular with the patrons, that is ; the one requiring the general de-j liver window to be closed at 12 noon instead of 1 p m. as theretofore. On Saturdays is always the busiest day | in town, for all business houses, in- j eluding the post office, and how to serve a mob of customers at the general delivery window from the j time the mail is distributed, to noon j will be a problem. Local Firm Offers New Service The P. W. Hamilton Lumber Co., has an ad in this issue, of the “Handy Sandy” floor sander, to ac commodate their customers who wish to keep their floors looking i new and beautiful. Handy Sandy” is a portable type of floor sander. dustless, quiet, and very easy to operate —so easy, in fact, that anyone can do a smooth, clean job with it. The renewing of wood floors and removal of old var nish. has always been considered an expensive problem, but this method of renting the sander and doing the work yourself, makes the cost a small item. The P. W. Hamilton Lumber Co., feels that in acquiring the “Handy Sandy” for use of their customers, they are living up to their policy of modern merchandise and real service to their customers. o Eight Coolidge Scouts I Attend Annual Camp Eight Coolidge Scouts attended Camp Lawton at the foot of Mount Lemon. One hundred and thirty Boy Sco uts and Scouters attended this; camp. The camp is sponsored by the Catalina Boy Scout Council. Instruction was given in the vari ous phases of scouting, special handicraft courses were included also in the camp curriculm. Raymond Dunaway, Edgar Boll ing, Richard Seagoe. Paul Hannah, Richard Ware, Larry Sowell, Ken neth Campbell and Fred Bowling were the scouts to attend camp. ' Os this group three boys received “Honor L” awards for outstanding work and leadership in camp. The boys to receive these awards were! Fred Bowling, Richard Seagoe. and j Larry Sowell. Transportation to camp was furnished by Mr. Howard Holland j “ and the Foxworth-Galbraith Lumb er Company. I Mr. and Mrs. Hauskens accomp- j - anied the boys to camp. Mr. Haus- j kens was engaged there as an in- | : structor. Scout meetings will be held j i throuout the summer. The meetings | will be held each Tuesday night at! the Legion Hall. ; o J. B. Bourne, parole clerk at the i * State prison, who died in a hospi i tal at Phoenix Tuesday, had many ; friends in Coolidge, who regret his I passing. i Since the beginning of the pres . ent fiscal year, beginning July 1, - 1937, one loan agency alone, repre i sented here by the Arizona Land I I & Loan Co., has made 33 loans on f new homes during that time, in a . total amount of $56,100. Construc ? tion of new homes continues at a - steady rate every week, in Coolid ge, Arizona. At the meeting of the Rebekah - Lodge here Friday evening of last i ■ week, many members of the Order ? | attended from Florence, and ar i | rangements were made to take a 3; class of inititates to Superior s ! Thorsday of this week, for initia ! tion. COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1938 | TOO MUCH OF IT ALREADY! / <HISLL ) j. Mr. John A. Broadug of Phoenix, secretary of the "40 and Over Club” and publisher of “The Ques tion Mark” will speak at the local Justice of the Peace Hall Saturday night at 8 o’clock, and an invita tion is extended to everyone in terested. Mr. and Mrs. V. O. Elkins left Saturday for a visit at San Antonio. Texas, and will return in about two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Thomas of Tucson were in Coolidge Wednes day, looking for a house and attend ing to other business matters. Mr. Thomas will join the force in the Diesel plant on July Ist, being an engineer by profession. Mrs. Y. C. White and daughter. Miss Abbie Dee, returned home Wednesday from Boulder, Colorado, where Miss White has just grad uated and received her B A degree from the University of Colorado. Mrs. White drove up to attend the graduation exercises. o Master Preston Suit, Jr., cele brated his 6th birthday on Sunday June 19th, with a party given for a number of playmates at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. Preston Suit. The youngsters play ed games and won prizes, enjoyed refreshments of ice cream and a | big birthday cake, and Master Pres ton received many nice birthday gifts. Present at the party were: 1 Dick Ware, Sue and Joyce Eng land, Dianna Sue Mirkin, George Russell Dempster, Jimmy New comb and Ann Suit. L “HORSE FEATHERS” SAYS THE EDITOR “Let there be light, and there was light l /’ Just in | case you have forgotten, this quotation is from the Bible —the very first chapter of Genesis. Today, in the year of our Lord 1938, there is darkness and idleness in the State House of the great State of Arizona—because no body wants to pay the light bill. No, Cordelia, the heart less light company didn’t switch off the lights—they are willing to wait for their money. It was done by a state purchasing agent, in a sudden fit of righteous zeal for living within the sacred budget, which the same purchas ing agent completely forgot a few months ago, when the State Prison was discovered to be many thousands of ' dollars overdrawn. This political campaign,—which by the way begins to look like a three ring circus—may have something to do with the darkness that appears to embrace both the physical and mental being of those who occupy the State House, and whose childish be havior make of Arizona the laughing stock of America. In the meantime, the business of the State is upset, while the salaries and expenses go on just the same, and you are supposed to applaud. Go ahead and laugh! YOU PAY THE BILL, for the inconceivable stupidity display ed on recent occasions by public servants who might be assumed to know better. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Williams of j Chandler were Coolidge visitors Saturday, enroute to Tucson. Milk is being publicized this month everywhere and among the ! many fancy and tall tales is one j that says the cows in Morocco act i ually climb trees in search of tend er leaves. So, if you happen to see a cow climb a tree, remember you are cold sober. Mrs. Herbert Hanna entertained with a one o’clock luncheon last week in honor of Miss Kerma Han na who is leaving week end for an indefinite stay in Long Beach. California. Guests were the Misses Kerma Hanna and Guenola Robin son and Mesdames Julian Woodruff, Jr., and R. E. Palmer. Lee Mortenson plans to start construction next week, of a new home on his lot one block east of the High School. W. E. Shoemaker purchased a new Plymouth deluxe 4 door sedan last week from the Moag Motor Co. David Davis, famous pitcher for the Coolidge Boosters soft ball team, is building a new home just north of the Community church. W. C. Dobson and sons are in charge of construction work. Read the Examiner, pay for it, and tell us your news items —you are as much a part oi this com munity as anyone else. This paper reflects Coolidge as active —alert — alive! New Swimming Pool Under Construction Among the major improvements being made this season at the Vah Ki Inn is the construction of a fine concrete swimming pool. Well drillers are now at work putting down a 16 inch well to a depth of 1 250 feet, so as to assure an ade quate supply of soft water for the pool. Excavations for the pool have been made and concrete will be poured at the end of this week. The pool, when completed, will be 27 by 60 feet in diameter. It is expect ed to be ready for use in 30 days. o Nationally Known Official Visits Here Mr. Herbert Beyers of Salt Lake City, Utah, general manager of the Northwestern Turkey Growers As sociation was a visitor this week at the Security Farm east of Coolidge. Mr. Beyers is an old friend of the manager, Mr. R. A. Faul, and is a national authority on co-operative marketing. The association of whicj? he is manager handled during the last season the stupendous volume of ten million lbs of dressed turk eys that netted the growers in 16 states over Two Million Dollars. Mr. Beyers evinced a great interest in the plan of operating the Se curity Farm, and expressed the op inion that the plan is sound and presents a great opportunity to prove the merits of co-operative farming. o New Demonstration Agent Appointed Mrs. M. Alberta Karris, who has served as home demonstration agent for Pinal county for the past two years, has tendered her resig nation, effective June 30th next, and Mrs. Flossie Wills Barmes, former demonstration agent in Graham county has been appoint ed to assume the work here. Mrs. Barmes is now taking post gradu ate work at the University of Cali fornia summer school, and will be gin her duties here on August 10. o • The continuation of the tempor arily reduced interest rates on Fed eral land bank and Land Bank Commissioner loans, as a result recent congressional action, will apply to all interest payable prior to July 1, 1940, Charles Parker, president of The Federal Bank of Berkeley said today. On Federal land bank loans through national farm loan associa tions, the temporarily reduced rate will be 3V 2 per cent a year. Presi dent Parker said the temporarily reduced rate of 4 per cent on Land Bank Commissioner loans, made through the land banks, will also be continued until July 1, 1940. He explained that the temporary interest reduction provided by Con gress does not change the contract interest rate, that is, the rate, written in the mortgage at the time a loan was made. Parker said that under the law, as now amend ed. both land bank and Commission er borrowers will resume interest payments at their respective con tract rates on July 1, 1940. “Farmers who obtain new loans now through an active association at the present 4 per cent contract rate,” the land bank president stat ed, “will get the benefit of the 3V 2 per cent rate for all interest install ments payable prior to July 1, 1940, and after that will not have to pay more than the 4 per cent contract rate for the balance of the term of the loan, which may be for as long as 20 to 30 odd years.” o A committee from Coolidge, con sisting of C. M. Mangun, W. C. Ke tchersid, John Goree and J. C. Jya ne attended the meeting of the State Highway Commission at Pho nix Friday and received assurance that the widening of the Highway I through Coolidge would be done as I per schedule. Three Steps To A Better Home A real home is a growing thing I —shaping itself to the life of the family. The nursery becomes a playroom—a new bathroom is in stalled —the living room is redocr-! ated. Changes that make a house a home. If lack of ready cash is keeping you from making your home livable, the time has come to call for esti mates. Now you can pay for home improvements the convenient mo nthly way. Any property owner land under certain conditions a tenant) who has a regular income can apply for an FHA Insured Mod ernization Loan. Any lending insti tution approved by the FHA will give you full details. Now repairs can be made promp tly, avoiding costly and even dangerous delay. (Farm homes— as well as city homes—can be mod ernized and farm buildings profit ably improved.) Any home, regard less of its age, can be made at tractive and livable— and the im provements paid for on a monthly basis figured according to the in dividual borrower’s means. This is the convenient, modern way to pay for modern home convenience. Plan Your Improvements. Look over your home with a buyer’s critical J eye. Is it in good repairs? Is it comfortable? Easy to housekeep? Has it adequate, conveniently ar ranged rooms? Would remodeling make it more attractive? When you have decided on the improvements that will make your home more 1 livable, then . . . Get an Estimate. Talk things over with a reliable local builder and The Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber yard. They will be able to give you the | benefit of practical experience. If: you plan actual remodeling, an j architect’s advice is desirable, j When you have the estimate you are ready to . . . Apply for an FHA Insured Loan —at your own bank, savings and loan association, or lending in stitution approved by the FHA. Tell the lender just how much in come you receive and what your ex penses are and he will be able to arrange monthly payments srited to your means. As soon as your application is granted you can pro ceed with the improvements—and enjoy a better home on your in come. FHA Insured Loans —similar to those for modernizing residential property—are available for business and institutional property improve ment, for renovating, repairing, or making actual structural changes —and, in the case of loans over $2,000, for installing new machinery and equipment. These loans are being made by FHA approved lend ing institutions. Now stores can be made more at tractive to customers by installing new fronts and modern show wind ows—factories can bring their equipment up-to-date —apartments can be modernized —businesses can be put in the front ranks pf compe tition with improvements that pra ctically pay for themselves. Factories, schools, stores, hotels, hospitals, plants, churches, apart ments, multiple-family houses, and other types of institutional and in come-producing properties can ben efit from this sensible, workable plan of financing, which opens the dgor to new profits and efficiency. Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Co. adv o A party of about 25 of Coolidge young folks made a trip to Pica cho Lake Monday evening and en joyed a large watermelon feed, provided by the boys. The young sters had a nice party, except that one young lady who came with one boy, was said to have ditched him and went home with another bov, ! which act was much disapproved | by the rest of the youngsters. o I M. L. Durham has returned to 1 his duties at the S. P. depot after a visit to San Francisco, where he sought relief from an attack of j hay fever. LOCAL PAPER for LOCAL PEOPLE NUMBER 17 American Legion And Auxiliary In Joint Installation Commander T. M. Moxley presid ed at the opening of a joint meet ing of the American Legion and Legion Auxiliary in their local hall Monday evening, and after a short business session, during which A. E. Taylor was chosen as chairman of the delegation that will represent the David Hood Post No. 54 at the State Convention of the Legion, to be held at Douglas on July 4th, sth and 6th. The meeting was then turned over to District Commander Martin Talla for installation of new offi cers for the ensuing term. Outgoing Commander Moxley was highly commended for the manner in which he had handled affairs during his term, and was presented with Past Commanders badge. Installed as new officers of the Legion were: D. D. Paul, Commander: Wm. Short, Ist vice Commander; It. LeCroix, 2nd vice Commander; A. E. Taylor, adjutant; Rev. E. F. Frazier, Chap lain; Parker McGinnis, Sergeant at Arms; Paul W. Loucks, Historian; W. C. Ketchersid, Service Officer. The membership committee con sisted of: M. L. Talla, W. C. Ket chersid, Wm. Short and C. J- Pre ece. Presentation of 5 years or more service members: Comrads Don Andress, Wm. Short, Fred Wuertz, W. C. Ketchersid and T. M. Moxley. New oflieers installed for the Auxiliary are: Lillian Preece, presi dent; Lillian Prather, 1 vice presi dent; Vivian Fisher, 2nd vice presi dent; Avis Paul, secretary; Martha Jones, treasurer; Lillian Watson, historian;• Flora Hooper chaplain; i Mabel Moxley, reporter; A. Mc- Euen, Sargeant at Arms; Lucille Ware, parliamentarian; Executive [ committee: Mabel Moxley and Lula Short. Mrs. Martin Talla acted as installing officer, assisted by Mrs. Viola Loucks. Retiring president, Mable Moxley was presented with a Past Presidents Pin. Alter the business session, re freshments were served by Mrs. W. C. Ketchersid and a social hour en joyed. Guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Trotter, proprietors of Cecil's Case. Reduce Accidental Death And Fires In an Associated Press Dispatch from Chicago June 21st, the na tional safety council asked the na ; tion Tuesday to unite in a broad campaign to reduce the annual Fourth of July accident toll. July accident fatalities, fed by the an nual holiday deaths, the council re ported, perennially exceed those of any other month. Last year they totalled 10,200 in the United States and presented what the council said was the ironic picture of many more Americans slaughtered an nually in celebrating their indepen dence than died in the war that gained it. A law enforcement officer stated: “Children are undoubtedly receiv ing money from their parents to buy fire crackers. Parents will be held responsible for damage done by their children.” Material damage may be settled, but there is no way by which to “settle” a dead or crippled child. o The Order of Easter Star closed their season with a lawn party last night, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hamilton, at which cards were played and refreshments served by a committee consisting of Mrs. J. M. Hines, Mrs. A. J. Dunnaway, Mrs. Gerald Bryant and Mrs. A. D. Tyler. The next regular meeting of the Order will be in September. o The State Hospital team took the Coolidge Boosters to a cleaning last night, when the local boys blew up in the seventh inning and ! the visitors ran in 4 scores. The | total score was 4 to 2.