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for PINAL COUNTY VOLUME TEN Arizona Edison Company Inc., Reduces Rates Indian Irrigation Service Move Shops The machine shop, garage and warehouse of the Indian Irrigation Service that have been located at Oiberg, are being moved to the diesel plant grounds near Coolidge. j This move is being made to get the shops and the warehouse nearer tc the center of the project. Six families who have been liv ing at Oiberg will move to Coolidge. The work of moving and setting up I the shops is making considerable work for Coolidge people. Mr. Karl M. Fisher is in charge of the work. o The Junior-Senior Prom Friday May 12 The Junior-Senior Promenade will be given Friday and the young students are very busy making everything as lovely as possible for the occasion. The decorations are in charge of Ann Hannah, chair-: man, assisted by Patty Cochran, j Grace Knox, Juanita McCullough, i Jean Hutson. Ross McEuen, Horace Fennell, Cleatus Martin. Ei ! l Bergum, Troy Lewis, Henry Adkins and Rovce Wolford. The banquet committee 'with Doris Cockrell as chairman have about completed all arrangements for the menu and table decorations. Lions Club Elect Officers At their meeting Wednesday night the Lions Club elected their officers for the year as follows: President Karl Payne 2nd Vice President ... H. R. Moag Sec.-Treas B. F. Jarratt. Lion Tamer C. W. Lewis Tail Twister C. C. Hamilton Delegates to the convention at Holbrook May 12. 13, are C. W. Lewis, C. M. Mangun and Karl Payne, alternates Jack Beauchamp. C. C. Hamilton and W. R. Elliot. o There are still many names on our list, getting this paper who are not paying for it, therefor. If you do not get your name on our new list don’t blame "The Ex a miner’’ for it. CALENDAR OF EVENTS MONDAY: 8 P M. American Legion, Don Paul, Commander. Legion Auxiliary, Mrs. C. J. Preece, President. Junior Woman’s Club, Mrs. Earl Hicks, President. Every Ist and 3rd Monday. TUESDAY: 8 P. M. Chamber of Commerce. Ist and 2nd Tuesday. Odd Fellows, Carl Thompson, Noble Grand. Every Week. 2:30 P. M. P. T A., Mrs. Natt Dodge, President. Every Ist Tuesday. Executive Board meets last Tuesday. WEDNESDAY: 6:30 P. M. Lions Club, Ray Lindemann, President. Every Ist and 3rd Wednesday. 8 P. M. Eastern Star, Mrs. Beulah Bryant, Worth Matron. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday. THURSDAY: 8 P. M. Masonic Lodge, W. M., Gerald W. Bryant. Every Thursday. 12 Noon Rotary Luncheon, Bill Urton, President. (Weekly) 2 P. M. Woman’s Club, Mrs. M. M. Ware, President. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday. 2:30 P. M. Community Church Auxiliary. Mrs. R. L. Sewell, President. Ist ami 3rd Thursday. FRIDAY. 2:30 P. M. Desert Woman’s Club. Mrs. T. Roberts, President. Every 2nd and 4th Friday. 8 P. M. Rebekah Lodge, Mrs. L. M. Ware, Noble Grand. Every Ist and 3rd Friday. The Coolidge Examiner O. E. S. Worthy Grand Matron Visits Chapter The Worthy Grand Matron Mrs. ; Jo e Shute, of Globe. Order of the Eastern Star made her official visit to Coolidge Wednesday, May 10. j The Worthy Matron of Coolidge, Beulah Bryant, gave a luncheon in her honor at Vah-Ki Inn and later a school of instruction was held in the Chapter rooms during an after noon session. A banquet in the eve ning was attended by many visit ing Stars and Grand officers from Globe, Tuscon, Phoenix, Casa Gran de and Florence. A gift was presented to the : Worthy Grand Matron, by Mrs. j Christensen, past Matron, in be-1 1 half of the Coolidge Chapter. An ] 1 interesting program was given ! : honoring the Worothy Grand Matron. Sherbet and wafers were j j served during the social hour after j the meeting. o Grammar School Announce Faculty For 1939-40 Session According to an announcement the following people have been i elected to teach in the Coolidge ! Grammar School during the fall ! 1939-1940 session: Mrs. Wesley D. K.irby, superiu tendent; Miss McComb. kinder garten; Miss Spain, first grade, sewing and orchestra; Miss Elmore, second grade and Girls’ Glee club: j Miss Edwards, third grade; Mr. Spangehl, fourth grade and prin cipal of the new building; Miss , Fulkerson, fifth grade and depart- J mental art; Miss Patricia Tweed, sixth grade and departmental music; spelling and geography; Miss Hicks, seventh grade and de partmental English; Mr. Hinton, j eighth grade and departmental mathematics; Mr. Merrill, eighth grade and departmental history; | Miss Yohn, nurse; Mrs. Kelinman, librarian and secretary; Messrs i Condry and Pew, janitors; Mrs Clara Wellborn, cook; and Mr. Gammon, bus driver. *‘The Only Home-Owried Newspaper in Coolidge” COOLIDGE. PINAL COUNTY. ARIZONA. THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1939 Mother’s Day Tea Given by Auxiliary Coolidge mothers were honored Friday afternoon with a tea given iby the Community church Auxili ary in the church recreation rooms. Flowers and candles decorated the tea tables. The hostesses were | Mesdames Karl Fisher, Preece, Farnsworth, Talla, Slater, Prather and Jarratt. An interesting pro gram was given and the following mother were especially honored and presented with flowers: Mrs. C. E. Winkler, oldest mother present; Mrs. E. D. Stepp, mother of the largest family; Mrs Mary L. Veatch of Florence, Colo.. I farthest from home; Mrs. Frances Miller, oldest mother in business; Mrs. E. D. Chandler, pioneer mother, who tied with Mrs. C. J I Preece as mother of the most sons; Mrs. George Truitt, youngest grandmother, and Mrs. Cora Dixon, i ; who has four generations of her family living. Mrs. J. H. Reeves. Mrs. William Urton, and Miss Virginia Urton three generations present. The l opening devotional number "Our, Sabbath Thought’’ by Gupsy Lark, was read by Mrs. Ralph Sewell; Virginia Urton sang. "Dear Little; Mother O’Mine” accompanied at the piano by Betty Lee Ward; A poem, "Mother and Sons was read by Mrs. C. J. Moody; Mrs. R. D. Cochran gave two piano logue numbers, "Pioneer Mothers and , "Mother” with Mrs. A. D. Tyler at the piano; Mrs. Natt Dodge gav e a talk on “Motherhood” naming outstanding artists pictures of mothers, and reading articles of James Whitcomb Riley, Eugene Field, Kate Douglas Wiggins, and a letter written by Abraham Lin ; coin to a mother of five sons, i Red and white carnations were | presented at the door to arriving i guests. Floral decorations were of sweet ! peas, snapdragons and white j lillies. o Tuesday Nite Bridge Club Enjoy Picnic A picnic supper was enjoyed by the winners of the Tuesday Nite Bridge Club series at the Cactus Guest Ranch, last Tuesday, given by the losers. Winners Included Mrs. Tyler, Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Talla, Mr. Ketchersid, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hines and Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Preece. The losers were Mrs. W. C. Ketchersid, Mrs. Talla, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Moody, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Miller. Mr. A. D. Tyler and Mr. N. G. Murray. Another series I will be started for the summer. o Severe Road Test by Petroleum Engineers According t o authortatlve sources, one of the most compre hensive gasoline and motor car road tests ever made has just recently been completed by Richfield Engi | neerS. For 65 days practically every type of automobile was tested un der all driving conditions. The Imperial Valley region, which is considered the toughest test on automobiles and gasoline in the United States, was used. Also, ' tests in below-freezing tempera ture on mountain roads re corded. During all of these severe tests, performance meters register ed the car-pulling power and the efficiency of different gasolines. According to G. French, Richfield Sales Executive, the tests were made to check tlveir new r Hi- Octane gasoline against laboratory test. ‘‘To get. all-round performance in a gasoline is a laboratory duty, but to see ; f it works out on the road is the engineer’s job,” states i French. Kenilworth School won a “Girls” Soft Ball County Championship i last Saturday, Miss Heyduke is 1 their coach. HONEST WEIGHT???? Musicians Club Present Program The Musicians Club of Coolidge observed National Music Week last Tuesday evening with a pro gram at 8 o’clock in the patio of the Coolidge Grammar school. Members of the Florence and the Casa Grande Clubs were guests of honor. Casa Grande contributed four numbers to the program. The program consisted of a “May Pole” dance by the Coolidge Gram mar school; Solo, Merna Graham; The Coolidge Musicians Club gave two numbers and the Casa Grande Club four choral numbers; Mr. Bur rell’s grade presented a play. It was a very delightful program. It was free to the public and many were there to enjoy the evening’s program. o Foreign War Veteran* Call a Meeting for May 17 A meeting will be held May 17 i in Coolidge at the Justice of the 1 Peace office for the purpose of voting on the transfer of the , Foreign War Veterans Post to Coolidge, from Casa Grand. This will be an open meeting and all Veterans are Invited to attend. Th<c post elected their officers on May 3, as follows: Commander A. H. Broking Sr. Vice Commander.... James Max well. Jr. Vice Commander.... Fred Braley Quarter Master Louis Craig Chaplain .Rev. Fraizer Judge Advocate Mr. Overfield Historian J. D. Hauck Adjutant Sarg Downing o Aeronautics Club , Organized Some experienced “air men” ■ and others interested, have or ganized an Aeronautics Club in Coolidge. One of their ambitions is to build an air port here. The i , club is not yet fully established we understand, but they are working toward that end, and Coolidge will i jno doubt benefit in various ways when the club gets in action. 0 'I , | Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Jones and Mrs. P. W. Hamilton left Thurs i day for the east to visit relatives and friends: Mrs. Hamilton will stay in Oklahoma City to visit with her son and his wife for a > month, and Mr. and Mrs. Jones i will proceed to Topeka, Kansas for several weeks visit. Poppy Day May 27 Bright red poppies bloomed out today at The American Legion Home when the American Legion Auxiliary received its supply of the World War memorial flowers for Poppy Day, Saturday, May 27. The poppies, hundreds of carefully made replicas of the famous pop pies of France and Belgium, came from Phoenix, where they were made by disabled war veterans. The Auxiliary’s Poppy committee, under the direction of Mrs. Talla, chairman, is putting in busy hours counting and arranging the flowers in readiness for the women who will offer them on the streets on Poppy Day, to be worn in honor of the World War dead. Prepara tions are being made to cover the entire city with the flowers, with the hope that everyone will Join in the observance of the day and pay tribute to those who gave their lives in defense of democracy. “Each poppy has been shaped with painstaking care by some disabled veteran,” said Mrs. Peggy Miller, State Department Chair man. "Each one is slightly differ ent from the others because they are made entirely by hand. Some are more perfect than others, due to the varying skill of the veterans, but all represent the best efforts of their makers to reproduce in crepe paper the wild Flanders poppy which grow and bloomed along the battle front in France and Belgium. “The idea of the poppy as the memorial flower for the war dead sprang naturally to the minds of the men in France when they saw these brave little flowers bloom ing on the bare battle graves. Colonel John McCrea expressed it in his immortal poem, and one of the first acts of The American Legion was the adoption of the i poppy as its memorial flower. The ! British Legion also adopted the poppy and the flower is worn in I every part of the world to com memorate the sacrifice of those who fell in the ranks of the demo cratic powers.” o Dessert Bridge Party A Dessert Bridge party, honoring Miss Ellen Williams, was given at Vah Ki Inn Saturday afternoon, the hostesses were Mrs. Ray Linde | mann and Miss Helen Fulkerson. A kitchen shower was a feature ! of the afternoon entertainment for Miss Williams who will be married May 20th at the home of her par ents in Deming, New Mexico, to Attorney Phil Claridge of Coolidge. They will reside in Coolidge. Miss Williams, who was one of the popular teachers of Coolidge several years, is teaching at Saf ford this year. Mother And Daughter Banquet Mrs. Paul Loucks classes of Home Econimics In the High School, entertained their Mothers at a banquet and style show, Mon day night. One hundred mothers, daughters i j and friends, each wearing a i | corsage given them as they; entered the banquet hall, made a ; pretty sight seated at a long ban- : quet table, beautiful with its' color scheme of pink and blue | carried out in place cards of i marshmellow girls, nut cups, and i bouquets of pink and white sweet peas with babys breath, used as center pieces. The long table was enclosed in a trellis covered with pink and white flowers, creating the impression of a lovely garden. The banquet prepared by the Home Economics class was served in style by the Agriculture boys. The menu was grapefruit baskets of j fruit cocktail, Chicken ala king,! new potatoes and peas, perfection salad, iced tea, hot rolls and straw berry shortcake. Music was furnish ed during the banquet by Della Lou Ware and Patty Cochran. The following program was enjoyed by the guests: Welcome to Mothers and Guests, Frankie Henson. Response for Mothers, Mrs. A. L. Fitzpatrick. Song “Mother of Mine”, Wilda Stubbefield. Reading “My Mom’’, Frankie Henson. Song by guests “Here’s my Hand.” Reading “Little Lary Make Be lieve”, Mrs. R. Cockran. Group singing, “When Pa was Courtin’ Ma.” Reading, “Contented Question on the Mode,” Helen Sellers. Quartette “What a Friend We have in Mother”, Marguerite Chi mits, Doris Cockrell, Ruby Johns and Evelyn Bowers. Fashion Review prologue written and read by Miss Brandon. Address, Mrs. A. W. Christy. Group singing of Mother and Daughter song. The Fashion Review of forty seven beautiful dresses, each made and modelled by the forty seven girls in the classes was an inspira-, tion to every guest present. Eve ■ ning gowns, afternoon frocks, sports clothes and twin dresses, > were modelled to an advantage on ■ a flower bedecked platform, with a , background of pink and white i blossoms and the use of a spot i light, operated by Karl Slater. The programs were made by Miss [ Miller. > zThe Home Economics classes of the Union High School and their i instructor Mrs. Paul Loucks are to be congratulated upon their ■ splendid years work and this final ■ display of their accomplishments. o Typing Class Enter i Nation-Wide Contest > Miss Miller’s typing classes of t the Coolidge Union High School - have entered a nation-wide picture s contest. The pictures are made on - the typewriter; each student chose the letters he wanted and used it for the entire picture. The ten best pictures were chosen in the contest. Those selected were Charlie McCarthy, made by Henrv Simpson; a bird made by Dorothy ; Hess; a dancing girl by Aileen : Beauchamp; Shakespeare’s Poem * on Youth and Age surrounded byj - appropriate designs, and a Mexican J . sitting at the foot of a giant s sahuaro, both made by Narcissus ' i Monreal; a duck in flight by D. I G. Shoemaker, a dutch girl by - Juanita Dove; a pinto horse bv > Bonnie Patterson; a cat by John . nie Sparks. 5 The prizes to be awarded are: ; First prize, a gold medal, second ; j prize, a silver medal and a bronze - medal for the next ten best pictures submitted. LOCAL PAPER for LOCAL PEOPLE NUMBER 11 Arizona Edison Has Good News For Coolidge B. F. Jarratt, manager of the Ari zona Edison Co., Inc., at Coolidge, !*s pleased to announce that the | fates on electricity for residential : lighting and small commercial light ing and power has been reduced. \ The increase in consumption means lower rates. These rates are . particularly beneficial to business houses and residential customers who at present are small users of electricity. This rate re duction will mean a saving of S2BOO a year in electricity tor' Ari zona Edison customers in this valley. Mr. Jarratt has worked faithfully the past months to get these reduced rates for the benefit of his patrons, and we are sure his efforts will be appreciated by Coo lidge residents. On another page I you will find the Arizona Edison | advertising their new schedule of rates and the everhot Electric roaster with attractive induce ments. o Mystery at Midnight Given Friday Night The comedy “Mystery at Mid night” sponsored by the Junior Woman’s Club, was presented last Friday night in the High School auditorium. It was a thrilling comedy and each one taking part, acted their character in realistic and professional style. The first scene opened in a de serted house. George Marich, as the bus driver, Jack Murphy, lead his tired and bewildered passangers to this lonely house after a bus wreck. Dudly Lewis, as Detective Briggs, takes charge immediately, but he doesn’t know that his prowess as a sleuth are going to be brought into full play before the exciting evening is over. Jay Hin ton, as Judge Rollins is completely unnerved by the bus accident; for reasons of his own he is anxious to get to the nearest town. Chirstine Hicks, as Sally Grant doesn’t care how long it takes to rescue the passengers; life is just one long series of thrilling moments to her anyway. John Francis, as Professor Rockbottom, bewildered* ly shares the Judge’s anxiety con cerning reaching the next town; his great discovery is waiting to be announced. Eva Harris, as Mrs. Holloway, is highly insulted by this unexpected turn of events. People should know better than to have wrecks anyway. Abbie Dee White, as Sarah, the unusual maid to Mrs. Holloway, soon finds that her supernatural powers need to be brought into play. Virginia Lee Hinton, as Elvira Nosegay. i 3 thrilled at this break in the monotony of her calm life; and who knows, her particular grievence might find a solution during this enforced stay. Andy Burrell, as Tom Foster, is an enigma to all the passengers; his braggadocio causes no little alarm. Dorothy Mc- Comb, as Bonnie Baker, is com pletely confused and bewildered by the events of the evening; and A. P. Whitehead, as Ralpn Norris, does his best to kfcep Bonnie, as well as the rest of the passengers from being unduly alarmed. Ben McKinney, as the Stranger, finds ample opportunity to display his conniving instincts. In connection with the play the Junior Woman s club presented a baby contest. The girls prize was | awarded to Annabeth Cochran and j the boys prize went to Lee Gregory | McCleary. o I Call at the Examiner office next to the 10c store when you wish to pay for you? paper. o The nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Mirkin was taken to the St Joseph Hospital in Phoenix, Tuesday afternoon, where Dr. G. H. Walker operated on him for appendicitus.