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of PINAL COUNTY VOLUME NINE Views On Grammar School Bond Issue The Grammar School Board have presented their reasons for sub mitting a proposal to vote bonds in the amount of $12,000 for an addi tion of six rooms to the present grammar school building and to purchase additional furniture and equipment for use in the enlarged school. The total cost of these j improvements is estimated at $22,- 1 000, if the bond issue is approved, i the PWA is expected to make a grant of SIO,OOO to complete the re- j quired funds. The Board submits that petitions were circulated to ascertain public sentiment on three | propositions. First: “Do you favor j adding on to the present build- j ing?” Second: “You favor acquiring! a new site and placing a building : thereon?” Third “Do you favor a Junior High School, and providing , additional rooms for the lower, grades.’’ According to the Board, 109 people favored the first pro position, 96 people favored the sec ond. and 12 favored the third pro posal. The Grammar School Board are of the opinion that the school can be operated more efficiently and more economically, if all the class es are held in one building, and cite the comparatively low cost per pupil. They believe that an addi tion to the present school building means added efficiency and greater economy. Those who differ from the con clusions reached by the Grammar School Board —and there are many who do so—contend that an addi tion to the present grammar school building can not possibly mean added efficiency, that six more rooms added to the present class rooms will eventually cause great er confusion, greater congestion in the cafeteria, library and auditori um, even if it does mean less con gestion in the class rooms, for the time being. They contend that if Coolidge continues to grow in the next two years as it has in the past two years the problem of conges tion in the Grammar School will be infinitely worse than it is now —and more schools will have to be built. They contend that the present play ground is wholly in adequate for the number of chil dren now attending grammar school —that an addition there to the buildings can mean only less play gfound for an increased num ber of pupils. They contend that; there is more danger of contagious or infectous disease among school children, in very large school build ings with a shortage of playgrounds. They believe that it is false eco ‘ nomy to spend $22,000 for tempor ary relief in overcrowded class rooms —and still have overcrowded j playgrounds, that the Grammar School grounds are too small for even the present enrollment. Everyone agrees that more school room is absolutely necessary, and manv are of the opinion that a j Junior High School building, built separate from the present High School, but on the same grounds, is the best and cheapest solution of the school problem, if consider ed from a long time view point, and submit several logical reasons in support of their views. The main reason submitted is that, if a Junioi High School is built as proposed, with 12 class rooms, there will be no congestion in either class rooms or playgrounds for many years to come, and that the present conges tion in the Grammar School can be taken care of by removing to the Junior High building all the high er grades now in the Grammar school, leaving that building for the exclusive use of the youngsters in the lower grades. They point to the playground ad vantages on the High School ground, where there is plenty room and they contend that the propos ed Junior High of 12 rooms, with much improved play grounds, swim mining pool and athletic fields is cheaper in the long run at a pro (Continued on Page Five) Coolidge examiner. Odd Fellows Install New Officers At the regular meeting of the Odd Fellow lodge Tuesday evening, District Deputy Grand Master P. W. Hamilton conducted the install ation of Harry N. Sheller as Noble Grand. Carl Thompson as Vice Grand, M. M. Ware as Treasurer, and Robert N. Springfield as Secre tary of San Carlos Lodge No. 30, for the ensuing term. Appointive officers installed were: Conductor, Geo. Dempster; Warden, O. M. King: RSNG, V. O. Elkins, LSNG, Sam Taylor; Chaplain. A. A. So well; Inside Guard, Roy Thompson: Outside Guard, Mancil Worley; RS VG, Will Hodges; LSVG, Chas. E. Brown; RSS, George F. Monk: LSS, F. J. Johnston. Retiring Noble Grand C. M. Mangun was installed as Past Grand. o Ace Gardner Faces Gun in Hands of Lunatic A transient, said to be from Montana, and giving the name of Jim Tyler, had been loitering about Coolidge for some time, and acting more or less peculiar—carried a large bowie knife and a 22 rifle and was always accompanied by two large police dogs. As far as is known, the man never molested anyone here, but when folks began to comment on the man. Ace Gard- j ner hunted him up for questioning. ! The man fleed, and Mr. Gardner 1 finally corailed bim in the south part of towm, where Gardner faced the man —and the business end of j his rifle. A grim tragedy might easily have taken place there, but j Mr. Gardner tactfully persuaded the man to disarm, then took him to Florence, where he was taken before Superior Court Judge E. W. McFarland, w r ho declared the man insane and committed him to the State asylum at Phoenix. It’s all in a days work with Gardner, but most of us wouldn't face an insane man with a rifle for all the money in Arizona. Ace Gardner has what it takes for that kind of a job. o In a letter to Harry N. Sheller, Neal McCown claims he caught a 15 pound cut throath trout up in the Yellowstone. That’s some trout. Mr. A. E. Taylor and Mr. Martin Talla have returned home from at tending the State Convention of the American Legion at Douglas, where ! they represented the David Hood Post of Coolidge. o New Residents Are Guests At Party A novel and interesting party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Stonehocker Friday evening of last week, in honor of Mrs. i Charles Steen, Mr. and Mrs. Don Egermayer, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chase, and Mrs. Dale King, all rec ent additions to the personell at the Casa Grande Ruins. The novel ty theme of the party was an Auto mobile School which was carried through in all the games, with Hi way signs for decorations, and Goodrich tires (doughnuts), and Watered Gas (lemonade) at the filling station, which was serviced by two snappy young attendants; Raymond Dunaway and David Stonehocker. The guests of honor were wel- I corned to the community, and the wish was expressed that each will ; become busy happy members of the community and its social organi zations. Those attending the party were: Mr. and Mesdames Geo. Tr uitt. J. N. Hines, Coy Hamilton, P. W. Hamilton, George Dempster, R. !V. Campbell, Ed Stringer, A. J. | Dunaway, C. W. Lewis, Leon Smith, I Charles Steen, Frank Chase, Dale | King, Parke Soule, and Don Eger j mayer. “tt.hr (Oulu Huntr-(©hutch Nrhispapcr tu Ctuilthpr.” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, JULY 7 1938 \ .1 Wash L. Smith of Phoenix, wide ly known accountant and business man, today announced his candi dacy for state treasurer, subject to the Democratic primary, Septemb er 13. Smith, a native of Alabama, came to Arizona in 1897. He has resided in six counties: Graham and Green lee for seven years, twelve years in Cochise, eight in Pima, seven in Mohave and seven in Maricopa. For the last seven years he has been connected with different de partments of the state government as cashier and accountant. o Coolidge Keeps Right On. Building A business improvement of major importance was started here Tues day, when the Richfield Oil Co., began construction of a new $lO,- 000 service station, located on the Highway south of the High School building and west of the road. Con struction work is in charge of A. B. Ballard of Phoeniix and it is ex pected that five weeks will be re quired to complete the job. Mr. Rodney B. Ellsberry has plans ready for the construction of a $5,000 home in West Coolidge, Marcus Vest and Raymond Chap man are each building a new $3.- 000 residence in West Coolidge. Pinal County Shows Steady Gain A report released by the Arizona Unemployment Commission today shows a healthy increase in employ ment in Pinal county during the first 3 months of 1938. Accordiing to this report, 1.528 employees in Pinal county received in wages for January the total sum of $176,208.- 18, in February 2.439 employees re ceived a total wage of $310,356.09, and in March 2,572 employees in the county received in wages a total of $335,243.98. o Hines Drug Stores To Close Friday Mr. Hines, of the Hines Drug Co., has announced that the Hines Drug Stores in Coolidge and Floreence will close Friday at 6 p. m. for the remainder of the day. This is to afford the employees an opportunity to attend a Drug Store Employees meeting in Phoenix. The meeting will be conducted by Mr. R. I. Crane, sales manager, Pa cafic Coast Division, of one of the largest producers of Drug Store merchandise in the world. The ob ject of the meeting will be to ac quaint the sales people with t^ e newest things in drug products. Many exhibitions, and talks will be given on their manufacture and use ful application. The employees are looking for ward to the acquisition of a great deal of useful information that will improve the service of their re spective stores. o Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Sewell and daughter have returned from a months vacation trip to points in 1 Michigan and Ohio. JEWS ITEM : U.S.S.R. FACTORIES ORDEREt TO ADOPT AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL METHOD! - w --- C* p 'r A , T ovJr'hli P)S T *r r AM£ «Vcan s 0S (HESS M£ Thods/ N ' ,eSSB y 6 SS« *»'■ JS? Y<:! * over tmere. ** tfaefoy j New President For Rotarians At the regular meeting of the Rotary Club today, W. R. Urton, new president, presided like a vet eran in his first official meeting of the year. He began by putting several of the club members in their places via the fine route, then proceeded with the business of ap pointing committees for the vari ous activities of the 'lub. The Aims and Objects Committee consist of the Board of Directors, including secretary and treasurer of the Club. The Club Service Committee is: Charles E. Cohen, chairman, Mar tin L. Talla. Leon A. Kieth, Paul W. Ivoucks, Geo A. Dell and J. J. Jones. Membership committee: Martin L. Talla, chairman, W. D. Kirby. Fellowship Committee: Leon A. Kieth, chairman, Hugh M. Miller. Program Committee. Paul W. Loucks, chairman. W. D. Kirby, Arthur V. Wynn. Rotary Information Committee: George A. Dell, Martin L. Talla. Public Information Committee: J. J. Jones, chairman, J. Phil Claridge Vocational Service Committee: Martin L. Talla, chairman, J. M. Hines, Walter C. Smith. Community Service Committee- Clare J. Moody, chairman, James C. Jayne, Earl M. Ward. Boys Work Committee: J. Phil Claridge. chairman, Arthur E. Vest, Paul Hannah. Soft Ball Committee: James C. Jayne, chairman, Richard C. Kieth International Service Committee: Max L. Durham, R. S. Langford. Each committee received written instructions and definite informa tion as to just what is expected of each committee. Rotarian Geo. Dell then gave an interesting account of the Rotary International recently held at Oak land and which he attended as dele gate from the Coolidge Rotary Club, and he brought home several new ideas which should prove of benefit to the local Club. He said that Arizona had the liveliest dele gation of any state or country in the convention, w T ith only Florence and Yuma absent in the convention. The officers of the Coolidge Ro tary for the ensuing year are: W. R. Urton, president; Charles E. Cohen, vice-president; N. G. Mur ray, secretary; J. J. Jones, treasur er; Past President C. J. Moody; Sargeant at Arms, Leon A. Kieth. The Board of Directors are: W. R. Urton, C. J. Moody, C. E. Cohen, M. L. Talla, M. L. Durham, A. L. Nowell, Paul W. Loucks. o Lions and families will picnic tonight at the Chuck Wagon. 10 miles east on Coolidge avenue. 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 July 14. The line in which the name ap pears will look like this: "Mrs. John Doe % Good to July 14. This means that Mrs. John Doe will be admitted free to any one San Carlos show between now and July 14, 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. Mrs. Harry N. Sheller returned Saturday from a months visit in California returning with Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Sheller of Los Angeles who spent the 4th here at the Harry Sheller home. o Desert Bridge Party Held Today Mrs. R. J. Jones entertained with a desert bridge party this afternoon, complimenting her sister, Miss Anna Wiggs of Los Angeles, who is here for a short visit, and who will leave Saturday for Topeka, Kansas, for a visit with a brother, Charles Wieringa. Miss Wiggs is accompanied by a young nephew, Hugo Schmidt of Los Angeles. Her plans include a trip around the world this fall. Miss Wiggs has visited here many times and has many friends in Coolidge, who enjoyed meeting her again. A unique feature of the party was a miniature fish pond on each table, with dry Ice in the water, causing a dense fog to sur round the pond—a reminder to the honor guest of the Coast state. First bridge prize was awarded to Mrs. E. E. Stringer, second to Mrs. R. B. Elsberrv, consolation prize to Mrs. W. C. Ketchersid. Those attending were: Mesdames Sam Fisher: N. G. Murray; W. R. Elliott: M. M. Ware; J. N. Hines; C. W. Hooper; A. D. Tyler; Hugh Miller; P. W. Hamilton; C. C. Hamilton; Karl Kisher; Wm. Jack son; Bob Cochran; C. J. Preece; M. L. Talla; Walter Laveen; Ger ald Bryant; W. D. Johnson; Chas. Cohen: Nat Zahalsky; B. L. Stew ard; Paul Hobby; E. B. McCleery; Geo. Dell; D. D. Paul; Ray Linde man; Archie Bartlett; E. E. String er; Leon Smith; W. C. Ketchersid; R. B. Ellseberry; Y. C. White; Tad ' Lynch, and Miss Anna Wiggs, the honor guest. Sewer System Cost Exceeds first Estimate The committee in charge of se curing further facts and figures on the proposed Coolidge sewer sys-' tern have obtained definite infer- j mation as to costs, from Yost Engineering Co., of Tucson. Accord ing to this report, it will cost $116.- 634.00 forssererw r er lines, $40,000 for) a sewerage disposal plant, and estimated contingencies $15,663.00, a total of $193,943.00. Os this amou nt $106,668.85 would have to be raised by bond issue, and a PWA grant of $87,274.35 secured. The first estimate submitted at the mass meeting June 29th was from $75,000 to $115,000.00. The committee in charge of the proposed Junior High School build ing report that an application has been made to the PWA offices for j a loan of $33,000 and a grant of j $27,000. If the application is approv ed, qualified voters of the Union High School district will have to vote their approval or disapproval of a bond issue, before the matter j can be finally determined. o I Miss Rosa Lee Cohen was host Friday evening to a number of young friends, invited to her home for a program of moving pictures, playing games and partaking of re freshments. Guests present were: Bill and Bob Empie; Dave Craig: Howard Preece, Richard Ware, June Runbeck; Joyce Brown; Ma teel W’ynn, Myrna Graham. Many Coolidge folks took ad vantage yesterday morning to in- j spect and admire the beautiful night blooming Cereus plant in the garden of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dulan. It is a rare desert plant, beautiful and fragrant, when in bloom once each year and then at night. Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Springfield have returned home from a three weeks attendance at summer school at the University of Arizona, where , Mr. Springfield attended a short course in Agriculture. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Pottebaum, and R. R. Palmer, father of R. E. Palm- | er of Casa Grande, spent the holi days in the northern part of the j state, visiting R. E. Palmers birth place at Camp Verde, also visited Montezuma Castle and other pomes in the mountains, returning home Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Mangun left yesterday morning for a visit with a son and daughter in California. Mr. Mangun will also attend the Lions International Convention at San Francisco on July 19th, as delegate from the Coolidge Lions club. ! Mrs. R. T. Prather is a patient at the Samaritan hospital in Phoe nix, having been taken suddenly ill on a visit to Phoenix July 4th. She is reported to be recovering nicely. Mr. W. D. Kirby, grammar school superintendent, returned Tuesday from Long Beach, where the family is spending the summer. Mr. Kirby plans to join his family again Sun day. Deputy Sheriff Ace Gardner has obtained a leave of absence to at tend to his campaign for sheriff, and Mr. C. L. Penix is acting depu ty here during Gardners leave. A lady hitchhiker walked out on the Highway Sunday and was promptly run over by a passing car. The accident was unavoidable, and the lady is in the county hospi tal at Florence, suffering from a broken leg and other injuries sus tained. Rye Miles of Casa Grande was a visitor in Coolidge yesterday, looking after political matters in connection with his candidacy for sheriff. LOCAL PAPER for LOCAL PEOPLE NUMBER 19 Rotarians Hear Farm Manager As the weekly Rotary dinner last week, Mr. R. A. Faul, manager of 4,000 acre Security Farm east of Coolidge, made an interesting ad dress on the progress made so far in the new enterprize of collective farming. Mr. Faul said it was his desire to correct the many erron eous opinions and ideas concern ing this Federal project, and ex tend an invitation to the public to visit the farm and inspect the ac tivities there. Said Mr. Faul: “Each man and family there has been selected on ability to work, ex perience, reputation, and willing ness to co-operate.” This project will furnish work for about 150 people, each man and job is listed e"ch day on a bulletin board, and each family is allowed a house with modern conveniences and a maximum money allowance of $60.00 per moth .The community has its own Community Center r.nd parks for amusements. o • Gilbert Man Killed In Accident “Shortie” Powers, 46 years of age, and a restaurant man from Gilbert, was killed in a highway accident north of Coolidge Wednes day night of last week, in an acci dent declared unavoidable. Mr. Powers and family were returning to Gilbert from a business trip to Coolidge, when the lights on their car failed, and Mr. Powers got out and struck a match to w'arn an ap proaching car. He apparently step ped out i n l he middle of the road and the approaching car, driven by R. C. Davis of Coolidge, swerved and missed the stalled car, but struck Mr. Powers. The Powers family had many friends here who regret the unfortunate happening. 0 r* New Candidate For State Sup’t of Schools Marvin L. Burton, superintendent of Pima County schools, this week announced his candidacy for the position of State Superintendent of Schools. He was born in Missouri 42 years ago, and is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State Teachers College. His life work is teaching. He came to Arizona in 1923. o PLANT MORE FLOWERS Now is the time to sow the seed of annual fall blooming flowers, says Harvey F. Tate, extension horticulturist of the University of Arizona. Practically all of the spring blooming flowers are begin ning to mature and dry up, and it is time that these plants should he removed, the seed beds reworked and seed sown for the late summer and fall flowers. The seed may be sown either in beds and rows, where they are to grow, or in flats and the seedlings later to be trans planted to the permanent location. Most of our fall flowers are very hardy and so easy to cultivate it is less trouble to sow the seed in the beds where the plants are to be grown. There is not a wide variety of flowers that can be sown for fall blossoms, but all of them are very hardy, colorful, and easy to culti vate. o The Associated Bible students of Phoenix and Coolidge will ho’d their regular Sunday meeting at the Old Valley church, 4 miles south west of Coolidge. Sunday Julv if* Bible study on Divine plan of the ages. 11 a. m. Lunch, with table questions and answers. 12 o’clock. 3 p. m. 30 minute discourse on Gods precious Jewels followed by prayer praise and Testimony 6 o’- clock supper questions and answ ers. 8 o’clock discourse. Subject to be announced at 3 p. m. meeting. Everybody ■welcome. No collection.