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for PINAL COUNTY VOLUME NINE Mrs. Young Collins White Announces Betrothal Os Her Daughter Miss Abbie Dee White ♦ * * * * .- - V 'isgfcvTf'- K .% Miss Abbie Dee White betrothed Sunday afternoon at the Vah-ki Inn from two to five, Mrs. Young CoTins White entertained at tea which was the formal announce ment of her daughter’s engagement to Russel Brockway Ledyard of Denver, Colorado. It was perhaps the largest party that has been gi ven in the Valley and Vah-ki inn, a show place in Itself, was arranged to accomodate the guests from far and near who arrived in answer to the invitations. It was a beautiful tea with over 150 lovely gowned ladies filing past the receiving line and partaking of dainty sandwiches and delectable delicacies which ladened the artistically decorated Tea Table. The beautiful and elaborate center piece made from different colored roses and white carnations in a Valentine motif depicted a little red school house, symbolic of their school day ro mance. In front of the school stood two minature figures of a boy and girl looking through a heart shaped arch of red satin ribbon at the church beyond which was fashioned of bouvarida and roses. A path of white carnations led to the church which was artistica’.ly ornamented by spelling out the month of June at the base with pink Cecil Brunner rose buds. This was all portrayed against a back ground of lighted candles placed in pyramidal shaped candelabra. A beautiful handpainted guest book tied with white satin ribbon was signed by the guests which inci dentally was the same guest book used by Mrs. White at her an nouncement tea 24 years ago at Hamlin, Texas. Miss Abbie Dee as she is known to her friends is one of our very popular grammar school teachers. She attended grammar school here In Coolidge, Florence High School three years and graduated from Phoenix High school. She graduated from Stephens Junior college for girls at Columbia, Mo. While at tending Stephens College she made a trip, sponsored by the school to Cuba, Panama and Central America. She took her A. B. degree from the University es Colorado. It was while attending the University of Colorado that she met her fiance. Mis s Abbie Dee has always been ▼cry prominent in college activities ai-d is a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She had one of the lead The Coolidge Examiner ing parts in the recent Christmas Pageant which was given in the high school auditorium. Mr. and Mrs. Y. C. White are ' pioneer residents of Coolidge mov ing to Phoenix when Mr. White served as State Supt. of Banks, ' but returning to Coolidge again two ! years ago. , Mr. Russel Brockway Ledyard is a graduate Engineer of the Uni | versify of Colorado, and a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He is now located with the United Bureau of Reclamation with head j quarters in Denver. His father died i while he was still a boy and his mother, late deceased, was a popular member on the staff at the Colorado University. Receiving with Mrs. White and her attractive daughter who was the last word in chic dressed in a , beautiful gown of delphinium blue and a beige rose bolero, were Mesdames H. H. Shoup, Eric Mon j thon, D. T. Ezell, and S. D. Clark of Phoenix, Blanche Pope of Knox City, Tex. and R. E. Henry of Flagstaff. Gir’s assisting Miss White m serving * were: Miss Katherine Jones (daughter of the governor of : Arizona (, Leila Hooper, Kay Kaser land Jessie Nutt of Phoenix. Miss 1 Elizabeth Morehouse of Florence, 1 and Mrs. P. B. Hauskens, Miss Margaret Moody and Martha Jones of Coolidge. 1 ; Pouring at the tea table and pre siding at the guest book were Mesdames R. T. Jones, wife of the I governor, C. H. Tinker, V. C. Kaser, and Ridgley Hooper, Phoenix; Mrs. S. I. Martin, Sacaton; Mesdames 1 William Jackson, R. J. Jones, J. J. r \ Jones, W. H. Farnsworth, J. C. ’ i Jayne, and C. E. Nichols, Coolidge: ' | and Mrs. B. B. Mour, widow of * former Governor Moeur, Tempe. 1 Guests include the following: l i From Tempe: Mrs. Margaret 1 Byrd. From Ajo: Miss Louise Ridge a j " i way. 3 From Scottsdale: Mesdames Linda ’ Chesnut, Ann English, Kittie Con -3 rad, J. B. House, Kent Hiatt, Oscar 4 Sullivan, Calyar Hearne, Leo Ander s son. Dr. L. O. Ross, Frank Steven “• son, H. W. Blaine, and Misses 1 Frances English and Lou Anderson. s From Florence: Mesdames Edna * Smith, Archie Bartlett, W. Cochran, J. M. Treat, R. H. Morehouse, R. “The Only Home-Owned Newspaper in Coolidge” COOLIDGE. PINAL COUNTY. ARIZONA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1939 American Legion Celebrates Wash ington’s Birthday The American Legion will hold a dance on Washington’s Birthday Wednesday February 22nd. Burke Nash’s Country Club orchestra wii furnish the music and everyone ‘ knows from liis last engagement here that they will be assured of the sweet lilting tunes that are so necessary to make a dance a suc cess. The proceeds go into the American Ltgion Bui ding Fund and the boys deserve a good turn out. Mr. A. P. McGinnis in charge oi the dance has appointed committee* to see that everyone will have a good time. Remember the date. Wednesday, February 22. Chamber of Com merce Will Have Headquarters In San Carlos Theatre Building At the Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday night it was decided to open an office in the San Carlos Theatre building. This is an ideal location and should he a valuable asset in transacting the duties of the Chamber of Com merce. Ben Jarratt acted as secre tary in the absence of Paul Loucks. Plans were laid for the placing of .-igns on the Highway so that the raveling pub'ic will know without asking just where Coolidge is 'ocated. A good many members were present considering that there were several other meetings of im portance taking place at the same time. .V. Taylor and B. F. Thum. From Casa Grande: Mesdames V. j A r . Havens, J. A. Roberts and John Robertson. From Tucson: Mesdames H. W. Skattaboe, Ethel Jeffers and Margaret Joyner. From Phoenix: Mesdames W. T. Wishart, Kenneth Meadows, Frank Knappenberger, M. E. Templeton, R. H. Fuqua, Alice Bringhurst. Daisey Johnston, Thomas Arm strong, Jr., C. G. Nuckols, Woods, W. O. Albright, Gay'.e Smith, W. E. Nutt, C. L. Simians, Sue Misen heimer, Morris Fountain, Sue Steward, Joe P. Metz, J. R. Welch, Fred Cooley, John Payne, Katherine Sullivan, Miss Jacqueline Temple ton and Edith Nell Jones. From Coolidge: Mesdames C. J. Preece, W. I). Johnson, Lillian O- Connor, Ralph Langford, Florenct Stephenson, Joe Snerill, Don Paul, J. R. Kirkland, Leon Smih, W. C. Ketehersid, Karl M. Fisher, C. A. Christenson, Dan Dulin, C. W Lewis, R. D. Cochran, D. B. Park, C. C. Livingston, Neil McCown, George Dell, Charles Cohen, Ace Gardner, A. J. Christenson, Jim Luthy, Harry Culbert, I). H. Cole, B. Hanna, A. L. Lodders and Ed Stringer. Also Mesdames R. T. Prathe.r Fred Slaler. Grover Hall, • A. J. Dunaway, C. L. Kenworthy, Charles Elledge, Martin Talla, Coy Hamil ton, P. W. Hami’ton, Wesley D. Kirby, J. M. Hines, A. D. Tyler, Paul Hobby, C. V. Steward, B. L. Steward, W. H. Carls, C. J. Moody, Earl Hicks, G. L. Johnson, Rodney B. Elsberry Gerald Bryant, Mancil Worley, Bill Nowell, W. R. Elliott, Clifford Clements, Ralph Sewell. Also Mesdames. Paul Loucks. Ear M. Ward,'Helen Hayduke, Mike Hayduke, W. G. Roche, Dixie Lee Springfield, Frank M. Watson, Clyde Skousen, Frank Stonehocker, John Jiarmoe, Bill Jackson, Ed Lacy- George Truitt, D. S. Davis, Anton Runbeck, Mrs. Howard Fisher, Mrs. C. W. Hooper, M. M. Ware, J. B. Boone, J. A. Irvine, Natt Dodge and N. G. Murray. Also Misses Dorothy Nichols, Kerma Hannah, Naomi Elmore. Francis Spain, Christine McDaniel, Helen Fulkerson, Helen Edwards Myrtle Yohn, Christine Hicks. ; Francis Folsom, Dorthy MeComb. ■ Eva Harris, May Shiffer, Beulah 5 Murphy, Helen Hayduke, Florence Roche, Ann Hanna, Betty Preece, 1 Harriet Kirkland, Patty Lee Ward, ’ Jane McKinney, Esther Scott, • Pauline Nolan, and Francis Money. HOLDING THE RUNAWAY I 1 i Rotary Club Entertained By Ventriloquist —k— Mr. Charlie Cohen who was in charge of the program for enter taining the Rotarians presented Mr. : M. E. Brooker and Mr. R. E. Rogers j j from La Hacienda Rancho, Mesa who were assisted by Miss Nina Hendon, in an act of Ventriloquism, and in executing some clever card . tricks. Mr. F. J Joyce of Tempe | gave a splendid talk on “Rotary I Education” and said in part that ‘business men must practise ethics , outside of the Rotary Club as well as inside. It is the duty of Rotarians to assist his community by j personal service to the unfortunate j children and others in need of aid. and Bhowed that cooperation was j necessary in order to have a good going organization. Ix)cal guests were Mr. Ben Jarratt, and Mr. “RilF' Elliott, S. P. Hutchens, Chevrolet agent whose headquarters are at El Paso was also present. o Governor To Speak at Father - Son Banquet The Florence Chapter of Future Farmers of America has invited the members of the Coolidge Future Farmers boys and their dads to a banquet to be held at the Florence High School next Tuesday February 21 at 7 o’clock p. m. Th© guest speaker for the eve ning will be Governor Bob Jone 3, who is expected to give a very inspiring speech to the members and dads. They are expecting to have about 200 Future Farmer members and Dads present. Coolidge Future Farmers will hold their banquet sometime in ; March. o Husbands Treat Wives To i Turkey Dinner Imagine the chagrin of the males when they found that they were taken for a cleaning in a series : of bridge parties the opposition ’ being their respective wives in the > Tuesday night Bridge Club. The ’ husbands proved as good as their 1 word and appointed N. G. Murray, ■ Martin L. Talla, and Mr. Miller as • a committee to make arrangements • for a dinner to pay up their obli gation to the women folks, with > the result that a delicious turkev - dinner was arranged last Thurs • day, night at the Casa Grande ’ Hotel. The dinner wa& followed • i with an evening of bridge and if • i the results of tRe evening play is 1 any indication it looks as though 2 the husbands will be treating again next year. Mrs. A. D. Tyler received . high honors, Mrs. J. M. Hines, . Consolation prize, and Mrs. Hugh • Miller the special prize. Also pres- $20,000 Model Auto Plant On Way For Exhibit Here A $20,000 working model of the world's most modern auto plant will be brought to Coolidge for a i 2 hour special display, it was an nounced here today by the Plymouth dealers in this territory, H. R. Moag Mootor Co. Arrangements have been com pleted with P'ymouth officials in Detroit to send here the company’s big mechanical model of its main production plant, so that hundreds of local residents may see in miniature the latest method of ! construction employed at the world’s most modern automobile 1 I factory. The display is mounted in a special trailer more than 25 feet long, with self-contained equip ment for operating the miniature factory. The exhibit is scheduled to arrive here on Friday, February 17, and will be placed on display immediately at H. R. Moag Motor ' Co. sales room. Factory experts will accompany the unit, and deliver explanatory ' lectures during each demonstra tion. Special motion picture 1 features will be shown in con- ] nection with the display. The miniature plant is an exact scale replica of the giant Plymouth j main plant, and is said to be one of the most elaborate mechanical 1 models ever constructed. An intri cate system of electric motors 1 show the factory running at full blast, with tiny figures of workmen stationed at their tasks of regular production on the assembly lines. Cars “produced” in the plant are ; two and one-half inches long. o Mission Field Day To Held At Phoenix On Saturday 30 Future Farmers will go to Phoenix to at tend the annual Mission field day. Members from all the Salt River Valley schools will attend, includ ing Cooli3g Future Farmers and Florence. There will be about 300 boys present. In the morning the boys will judge Dairy cattle. At noon the boyg will be treated with a chuck wagon ■ lunch. After lunch there will be a round robin tournament of basket - ball and Horse-shoe pitching. The boys will be taken through the Dairy plant to see the different operations of processing milk and making cheese and butter. Prizes will be given for the Ist i 10 high individuals. These prizes [ will be aw r arded by Mr. Arthur G. ! Snyder, State Supervisor of Vo i cational Agriculture. > i ent were Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Moody, I Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Ketchersid, and , Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Preece, Mrs. l Murray, and Mrs. Talla; and Mr. - Tyler and Mr. Hines. Recreational Director Appointed for Coolidge Mr. George Marich, who Is a graduate from the physical educa tional department of Temp e College arrived in Coolidge the first of the week and will take over his duties here in supervising playground activities and promoting interest in ont door sports by staging tourna ments and different contests. Mr. Marich is employed by the WPA Recreational Department and he hopes before so very long to have a lady assistant who will help him in getting the ladies interested in some out door sports. What work has been done along this line In the past was done by that sport loving fan Ray Lindemann who is quite happy over the fact that he now has thiß long looked for help from the WPA Recreational Depart ment. Mr. Marich is an all around athlete and pitched ball for hij college team. He has a very win ning personalty and will no doubt have mamy Interested In some sort of sport before so very long. There have been several new additions to the playground equip ment lately; Fred Elledge donating a pool table that has been convert ed into a ping pon table; Judge Elledge gave a cable to fence in the grounds, and loaned his cement mixer so that a putting course can be made; Lumber for the different apparatuses was do nated by the O’malley Lumber Co., Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Co. and the Stapley Company; and the fence enclosing the tennis court was donated by the Community Church. Some of the attractions of the play ground are three regulation size horse shoe courts, two for the men and one for the women; a Badmin ton court; croquet grounds; and a tenniß court which has proven so popular that another one will soon have to built to accomodate those wishing to play. Volley Ball can also be played on the courts at the High School. o Nat Dodge Shows Pictures At Vah-ki Inn Tuesday night before a goodly crowd of towns-people and the guests of Vah-ki Inn, including Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Baker, from Phila delphia, and Mrs. Chas. Pozer, from Washington, D. C„ Nat Dodge showed three reels of films es the National Parks of Arizona and New Mexico, and a reel of film showing the art of basket weaving and pottery making as done by the Pima Indians. This fine art is fast going out of existence and if more films could be shown like the one pro duced by Mr. Dodge, a new interest would be revived and a market created for this kind of basket work and pottery that would save what will soon be a lost art. The pictures lOf the different National Parks, which were shown in colors, were beautiful and Mr. Dodge, who is a born lecturer with a grand voice, added greatly to the entertainment by explaining the different scenes flashed on the screen and the work that was being accomplish in preserving these old • lajnd marks of civilization from vandalism by the establishing of National Parks under the super vision of the United States Govern ment. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith were right on hand to see that everyone was acquainted and obtained a good seat to view the films. After the movies an enjoyable hour was spent over coffee and delectable cakes served by Mr. and Mrs. Smith. o Coyote Drive To Be Staged Sunday A coyote Drive will be staged Sunday under the auspices of the Arizona Protective Association six miles north of Casa Grande on Highway No. 187. All those who enjoy the sport of hunting should turn out and try their luck on shoot ing coyotes and jack rabbits. After the hunt a big feed will be served from a chuck wagon located near the termination of the hunt. 0 LOCAL PAPER r far LOCAL PEOPLE NUMBER 51 Cattle Association Meet at Court House At the meeting held in Florence Monday, J. C. Jamieson, Oracle waa re-elected Pres, of the Pimal Cattle Growers Association W. J. Clemans, Florence, was re-elected secretary treasurer. Members elected to the board t>f directors were Frederick B. Patterson, Oracle; Ronald Curry, Casa Grande; , t nd A1 Christensen Koriiw >r M* mb.‘rsh!p dves \*. reduced to 50 :oi ts a year. i. board wil. make a survey of what th’"‘ several county units contribute tow. (. Natio: ul organization an : then decided the amount to b given by the Pinal organization Virgil Mercei, Sombrero Butti will represent the association at the state convention and serve a3 the Pinal director on the State Board. o Lions Club Entertains District Governor The Coolidge Lions Club enter tained the District Governor Dr. R. K. ‘Rod’ Trueblood, at a regular meeting Wednesday night. Dr. True blood who was making an official visit, gave a very enlightening talk on education and man’s accomplish ments through his association* with others in civic groups. Mr. A. D. Tyler, program chair man, arranged the following en joyable program: A group of read ings by Robert Cochran, and 1 several solo number* by Mrs. L. R. Winkler accompanied by Mrs. A. D. Tyler at the piano. Clinton M. Mangun, chairman of the sight conservation committee, reported that 19 pairs of eye glasses were secured for under privileged school children who were badly in need of eye correction. Three pairs of these were given to children at the Kenilworth School, two pair to pupils in the high school, and thirteen to pupils in the grammar school. Dr. Wuer schmidt of Tucson made three trips to Coolidge for the purpose of testing and fitting the glasses. Guests of the evening were Mr. Charles Cochran, secretary of Lions district 21, Mr. Grover Hall and Mr. G. W. Bryant eitisens of Coolidge. o Henry Robinson Addresses Coolidge Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon In the recrea tion room of the Community Church Mr. Henry Robinson spoke to the Woman’s Club his topic being “How Laws are Made,” and the redistrict- Ing of Pinal County. The speaker was introduced by Mrs. R. J. Jones who Is legislation chairman for the club. The club voted to sanction the movement adopted by the Phoe nix Woman’* Club and sent a letter to flie Governor protesting the premature paroling of convicts. The club also voted to support the Senate Bill No. 90 which relate® to county supervisors; providing sos supervisorial districts. The Bill amends Sec. 767, Revised Code of 1928. The vacancy caused by tho resignation of Mrs. C. E. Cohen was filled by electing Mtb. Parke Soule treasurer. The meeting was presided over by Mrs. M. M. Ware, and the hostesses for the meeting were Mesdameß M. L. Talla. A. L. Nowell, O. M. King, and M. M- Ware. On February 25 the literature committee will present a program with Mrs. Asa Gardner in charge of the arrangements. o P. M. T. Remodlimg for New Headquarters The P. M. T. are resnedling the building adjaeent the south side of the Depot which when finished will be their new headquarters for their trucking business. The new building will give them mare room and will be well located sb they do all the doer to door hauling for the South ern Pacific.