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of PINAL COUNTY OIA'ME XIXI Arthur Wynne Speaks At Rotary Meet Mr. Arthur Wynne of the Arizona Edison Co. gave the Rotary Club an interesting review e»i the in creased consumption of water an 1 electricity in the community cf Coolidge sin tin- >n 1929 whe t he first became nsrociated with the company. Below is listed a partial analysis of the growth of the use cf electricity here: Residence en-'tomo” >. 192 t. i»r. 2*11: 11!‘57, .118; 1938, 390. Kilowatt hours used, 1934.6,4 li 1935, 11.592; 1037. 17.402; 1938, 24.- 720. Kilowatt hours pei customer, 19- 34. 33; 1935. 44; 1937. 55; 1938. 65 Tot 1 electrical customers, 199-5. 304; 1935, 375; 1917. 432: 1938, 532. Kilowatt hours output, 1934. 50,- •17: 1935. 74.713; 1937. 94.760; 19- 38 114 139. Wafer customers, 1934, 229; 19- 35. 257: 1937. 394; 1938, 451. Gallons water used, 1934, 4,833,- 000; 1935. 6.670,000; 1937. 7.469.000; 1938 7,827,000. Mr. Wynne pointed out that in creased electric consumption is due to cheapen- power and the large increase in the use of coolers in the homes here. He attributed the decrease in the use of water to the fact that a large number now use irrigat'' • water for lawns. Mr. J. P. Sexton, district manag er of the Arizona Edison Co., was introduced and gave a short ad dress on the services his company is giving. Said Mr. Sexton: “Serv ice is my prayer,” and explained bow his company was required to step electric power from its source of 66,000 volts down at different stations until delivered in the homes at only 110 volts. The fi gures presented show the remark -j able growth of Coolidge in a few j short years. Guests present were J. P. Sexton of Casa Grande, and R. A. Paul, manager of the Security Farm. Womans Club Holds Bridge Party The Womans Club held a dessert bridge party today at the clubrooms with an attendance of 30 guests. Hostesses were Mrs. Thad Lynch assisted by Mrs. R. J. Jones, Mrs. A. W. Bard and Mrs. Preston Suit. Mrs. Arthur Waynne acted as in structor in contract bridge. Mrs. M. M. Ware won first prize, Mrs. Anna Christensen the “beginners prize” and Mrs. P. W. Hamilton the drawing prize. Another similar meeting will be held at the club rooms on July 2Sth. the proceeds going to retire existing debts. o Superior Democrats Tc Give Picnic The Young Democrat Club of Su perior is making great preparations for a picnic to be held at Oak Flat on Sunday August 21st. The pro gram calls for many state and county candidates to appear and speak there. Refreshments will be provided and everyone is invited to attend. The committee in charge are Micky Sullivan and Lee Jeter Several bids have been received by the local post office, for carrying mail on the proposed route from Coolidge to Florence. Ray, Kelvin, Sonora, Hayden Junction, Hayden and Winkelman. If the railroad service to these towns is discon tinued, a star route will be estab lished to serve tht towns out of Coolidge. When Cavett Robert was plead ing his first case, he had been re tained by a farmer to prosecute a railroad company for killing 24 hogs, and wanted to impress the jury with the magnitude of the of fense. Says he: “Twenty-four hogs, gentlemen! Twenty-four twice the number in the jury box- ( The At Ed) The Coolidge Examiner i Charles D. Elledge Announces For Re-Election ! I ( To the voters of Coolidge Pre- I cint No. 8. In announcing my candidacy for re-election to the office of Justice of the Peace. I wish to first thank the voters for their support and confidence in electing me to tiie office two years ago. Your strong support at that time ~ '-p me a realization of the confi dence placed in me. During my form in office I have sincerely at tempted to perform the duties of Hie office according to the laws of the State of Arizona, without fear or favor. In so doing, I believe the community as a whole is better satisfied. I have at all times been willing t< co-operate with the law enforce ment officers of the county and state. In asking your support for re jection I wish to state that dur - g the past term I have attempted to perform the duties of my office unbiased, and with equal rights for , all. 1 ask your support on my record in this office during the past term. That record speaks for itself, and il 1 am re-elected, 1 will continue to perform the duties of the office *in a fair and impartial manner, without fear or favor. The dignitv of tHe community must be main tained, peoples property and rights must be respected. Sincerely yours. CHARLES. D. ELLEDGE. o Interesting Program Planned For Old Valley Church On Sunday, July 17th, Mr. E. H Herrscher of Phoenix will be in charge of the services at the Old j Valley Church 4 miles southeast of Coolidge. The services will start at 11 a. m. with a Bible Study, at 12 noon there will be lunch, with table questions and answers. The subject of the 3 p. m. sermon wil lbe “Man’s Everlasting Home”, based on the words of St Peter as recorded in the 3rd chapter of Acts. In this talk Herrscher will set forth the hope of humanity, drawing from the prophets mentioned by Peter for proof of the condition which man is to enjoy everlastingly. “The Bible.” says Mr. Herrscher, “is reasonable and logical and produces the only worth while evidence con cerning man’s future state.” The subject of the 8 p. m. sermon will be announced in the afternoon. At invitation is extended to everyone to attend these interesting meet ings, there are no charges or codec . tions made. o Trinity Tabernacle Revival Continues lj Rev. and Mrs. R. M. Blanchfield 1 of Tx>s Angeles, California, are con ducting revival services nightly in > the arbor on the Trinity Taberna -1 41 e grounds located across the street south of the grammar school. Old fashioned evangelistic song ! services and gospel music are spec ial features of these meetings. 1 Evangelist Blanchfield has an nounced a “Bible Question Box for 1 Thursday night. Everyone has been 1 invited to bring scriptural ques ‘ tions which will be answered from the Bible. Sermon topics for the ; remainder of the week are as fol lows: Friday evening, “How to Get to Heaven.” Saturday evening, “The Biggest Liar in Coolidge.” Sunday ' night. “The Merry-Go-Round Broke 1 Down.” * Rev. and Mrs. L. A. Lumbard, the pastors, have extended a cordi al welcome to all. 0 Miss Abbie Dee White left Tues ' day for a weeks visit with friends at Grand Canyon and Flagstaff. ©itlu 33omr-03fimeb JCrfepaper in (Cnnlftqr COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, THURSDAY JULY 11, 193 Bertha I. Freeman Announces For County Recorder Mrs. Bertha I. Freeman, well ; known Florence woman, has an | nounced she is a candidate for the 1 Democratic nomination for the of fice of -County Recorder. \* , j , ' 1 I MRS. BERTHA I. FREEMAN “I am not just another office seeker.” Mrs. Freeman declared in her announcement, “but am a long time resident and taxpayer of Pinal county, am highly qualified for the job, really in need of the income, and willing to submit my case frankly on the basis of training, ability and other pertinent consid erations.” Mrs. Freeman is a graduate of business college and has not only had extensive experience in trans acting business with the public, but is experienced in the work of the recorder’s office. She was depu tv recorder under Frank Watson, j and has kept in constant touch with the complete operation of the office through the filing of records, sales, mortgages, etc., in connection ( with her business activities. “In asking the support of voters for the office there is one idea held by many that it is my painful necessity to dispel.” Mrs. Freeman says, “and that is the erroneous belief that my financial circumst ances are such that I do not need the income from the office, or that there are others who may need it more. I am asking support primari ly on my qualifications, but in fair ness to myself I must say that I do need the job for my family.” “My father was a mining mao and bequeathed to me some mining properties. But ask some of the old timers if you do not believe it is easy to put more into the ground then you take out of it. I am proud •of the fact that my father pioneer -led valuable developments in the Mammoth and Shultz mines and helped create much wealth for Pinal county; but he put back into the ground every cent he took out. For sentimental reasons I have con tinued my interest in mining 10-J cations, but they are just prospects devoid of ijicome. “For several years I have been associated with my husband in busi ness. but the crash of 1929 and sub sequent hard times completely de molished that business as a source of income. My present effort to i obtain a post in which I may earn an income is a matter of necessity.” Mrs. Freeman in addition to her business activities has alw’ays tak-l en a keen interest in public affairs j and civic organizations. She has been a prominent figure in the bat tle to obtain modern highway fa ! cilities for Pinal county and other important projects. Her interest in politics and the efficient function ing of government agencies dates • back to the time when in her young ' er days she was an attache at Ari zona’s historic Constitutional Con vention. With all her varied activities she > has always found the time to proper (Continued on page eight) DROP THAT AX! iiiji New Candidate For County Attorney W. C. (Bill) Truman, former County Attorney, and present State Senator, announces his candidacy for County Attorney of Pinal co unty, in this issue. Mr. Truman is a native of Pinal county and edu cated in the schools of the county and state. He is married and has two children. In presenting himself to the electorate he stated that he felt himself experienced and qualified to conduct the legal affairs of the county in an efficient and economi cal manner to the interest of the citizens therein. He added further: “I will prosecute all cases within the purview of the duties of a county attorney fairly, impartially and without prejudice or prefer- j ence.” Real Birthday Party For Dave Craig Dave Craig celebrated his 12th birthday Tuesday July sth and in vited a lot of friends to play games, contest for prizes, and help to dis pose of a large three tier birthday cake, and a bountiful supply of punch and jello. Dave received many nice and useful gifts from his i young friends and guests, and all report a delightful party. The following guests attended: Donald and Helen Pew; Paul Han nah, Charles Patterson. Guy and Ray Winkler. Kent, Joan and Doug las McEuen, Helen Rice, Diana Mo gnett. Ted and Norman McCullough, Edwin Elledge, Lee Lindeman. Betty and Tommy Clark, Kenneth Bernard, Howard Preece, Billy Ir vine, Glennes Mitchell. John Roche Jacqueline Grabe, Rose Lee Cohen, j Frances Short, Nettie Lee and Mar jorie Collins, Vera Campbell, Geo. Moag, Edwin, Norma and Geraldine Trotter, Mary Jean and Jenna Lee Foy. My rr. a Graham, Richard Clemens, Edagr Rollin, Jack Hav ens, Robert Hartdegen, Matell and Sherron Wynne, Vic Dossey, Hheo dore Smith, George Knox, Hal Cochran, Esther Mae Dorothy June, and Buddy Nowlin, Melvin Mirkin, Ruth and Leona Spruell, Barbara, Jimmie and Earl Newcomb, Gordon Dobson, David Stonehocker, Larry Sowell, Elfreda and Bess Massan, Frank Lynch, Harold Livingston, Boots Hoffman of Superior, Mrs. R. S. Massan .Mrs. Vilma Gates, Eva Blackwell of Phoenix. Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Craig, and the young host, Dave Craig. o Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Johnson are proud parents of a baby boy, born at Florence Hospital Wednesday July 13th. FREE TICKETS! Our advertisers rolicit 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 21 The line in which the n*me ap pears will look like this: Mrs. John Doe. good to July 21. This means that Mrs. John Doe wili be admitted free to any one San Carlos show between now and July 21, 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. Examinations For Government Jobs The United States Civil Service j Commission has announced open! competitive examinations for the positions listed below. • For the first tbrle positions j listed, applications must be on file with the Civil Service Commission. Washington, D. C.. not later than August 8, if received from States east of Colorado, and not later than August 11. if received from Colora do and States westward. Social Dorker (Psychiatric) $2,- 000 a year, Veterans’ Administra tion. Home Extension Agent. $2,600 a year. Junior Home Extension agent. SI,BOO a year, Indian Field Servi ce, Department of the Interior. Home Economist, $3,000 a year, Associate Home Economist, $3,200 a year, Bureau of Home Economics, Department of Agriculture. Optioa | al subjects are food economics and family economics. Junior Blueprint Operator, Junior Photostat Operator, $1,440 a ear; Under Blueprint Operator, Under Photostat. Operator. $1,260 a year. Closing dates: August 1, for appli cations received from States east of Colorado, and August 4, 1938, for applications received from Colora do and States westward. Mr. Cavett Robert, genial New Business Manager of the Arizona Edison Co., was in Coolidge Tues day, on company business. Mr. Robert recently became the father of a baby girl, and in the import ance of the moment he lost not only the buttons of his vest, says the reporter. ' Bids will be opened July 21st for contract to carry the mail to and from the mail trains to the Post | office in Coolidge. Farmers Organize Against Racketeers ; At a meeting held in the Am erican Legion Hall in Coolidge 1 si Thursday evening a large number of farmers from the San Carlos valley decided to form a corpora tion similar in all respects to the organization formed in Maricopa county to combat labor racketeers if and when they appear in this valley. The farmers do not oppose legitimate union activities, but they do propose to stop any and all so called “organizers” who use force I and coercion in trying to gain their objective. Mr. 1.-M. Clausen, secre tary of the Maricopa organization, addressed the meeting here. The officers of the local organization are; Geo. W. Burgess, president: John D. Goree, vice-president; J J. Jones, secretary. The Board of Directors are 25 well known farm ers and farm owners in the valley, as follows: Geo. W. Burgess, J. D. Goree, Lynn Morrill, E. G. Attaway, Ed Lacey, Tom Carlton, Hobart Ulmer, Jewell England, Jack Ro berts, Ben Scott, C. E. Nichols, John Bowling, R. J. Jones Pete Ething ton, Frank Williams, Rex Ander son, P. D. Overfield, Lewis Storey, S. S. Morgan, Les Milligan, H. H. McGovern, W. T. McKinney, Jack, Pretzer, Sr., H. Galloway, C. O. ’ Pate. o , Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Fennell and sens, Hulan and Horace, and MrJ and Mrs. Means left Saturday for a three weeks visit to points in Oklahoma. Ralph H. Hogan, substitute clerk ; in the U. S. Mail Service has been , transferred from Miami to work in the Coolidge post offiice, under the Civil Service set-up that started July Ist when Coolidge was ad vanced to second class rating in (he postal department. No Politics Under Merit System Warning to persons on eligible lists that attempts to bring politi ! cal pressure to secure appoint ments may result in removal of names from registers was given ; today by Samuel T. Adams, Super-, ! visor of Examinations for the Un employment Compensation Com tnision’s Advisory Committee. Adams stated that registers of I eligihles for all positions with the Commission Unemployment Com pensation Division have been com pleted. and top names have been certified to the Commission for ap pointment. Appointees serve a five month probationary period before appointment becomes permanent. Applicants who made passing scores in the recent examination program have been notified of their j relative rankings and average scores. “Persons eligible for the registers have given, in their original appli cations, names of references, these are being contacted now, and it is not desirable for eligibles to have letters written to the Commis sion by congressmen, senators, or others,” Adams stated. “No pressure or influence will aid in the appointment of any in dividual on the register, and at tempts to exert such will place eligible persons in danger of hav ing their names removed from the list,” he added. Such removal is mandatory under the Merit System rules adopted by Commission last March. The Advisory Committe on Merit System has notified the personnel of both the Unemployment Com pensation and Employment Service Divisions of the Commission thaa they must not engage in any form of political activity, direct or in direct, on penalty of dismissal. Em ployees may freely express their views as citizens, according to the Merit System Regulations, but may not in any other way enter into I political activity. LOCAL PAPER for LOCAL PEOPLE NUMBER 20 Grammar School Bonds Defeated In the election held Saturday to determine whether or not a bond issue of $12,000 should be made for the purpose of additional class rooms to the present grammar school, a total of 193 votes were cast. 71 voted for the bonds, 120 voted against the bonds, and 2 ballots were spoiled. The judges of election were Mr. It. T. Prather, Mrs. Karl Fisher and Mrs. Paul Hobby, the latter substituting for ! Rev. Frazier who was called to testify in Superior Court there on that day. o Countv Treasury In Fine Condition Ruth J. Branaman, county treas urer, reports that on Jun e 30th, the close of the fiscal year, $984,000.00, or 93 per cent of the total tax levy for 1937, $1,058,000.00 had been paid. This shows a considerable iriv provement over the previous year. Taxes collected during the year, Including those delinquent from previous years, amount to $1,105,- 000.00. The total mount collected i from all sources was $1,510,000.00. | Outside of the regular tax rolls, ! the major items consist of the sales I tax, gasoline tax and the State school apportionments. 1 The bonded indebtedness of the | county has been materially reduc ed. Outstanding one year ago: * i Road Bonds $559,000.00 School Bonds 36(4,000.00 Total $923,000.00 Paid during fiscal year: School Bonds (16,000.00 275,000.00 Road Bonds $209,000.00 i Balance Outstanding $648,000.00 Os this amount the County owns its own Ronds bought and paid 1 for 90,000.00 | $558,000.00 Amounts in various redemption funds, 88,000.00 Actual amount owing, $470,000.00 (less than one-half million dollars.) Os the $90,000.00 Bonds owned by the County, $66,000.00 are Road, Bonds purchased during a former administration at a figure giving the County a profit of $12,500.00. $50,000.00 of the Serial Road Bonds become due next Novemb er Ist., and it is expected that ample funds will be on hand to pay them. The finances and credit standing of the County are in excellent con dition. o Soft Ball Team Is Most Active The Coolidge Town Team trim med up the Westward Ho team of Phoenix here to the tune of 5 to 0, Sunday evening. Jack Beauchamp was the star of the local, getting a two base hit and in the seventh inning caught a hot fly and made a double play that finished the game. Davis struck out 11 men. After the game. Mr. Ray Slagle, manager of the Westward Ho, treated both teams to refreshments. His team will play a return game here Monday nite. Last night the Tempe Bulldogs cleaned up our team with a score o f 3 to 1, Davis, as usual, struck out 10 men. The Optimist Club will play the local team here Friday night of this week. o Can you sympathize with a read er of this paper who was telling about how he missed the Louis- Schmeling fight? He stepped into a local drug store just as the boys 1 shook hands in the ring, he couldn’t locate a spittoon in the store and stepped out to spit, and when he stepped in again, the fight was over.