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for PINAL COUNTY VOLUME ELEVEN George Hayduke Wins At Hayden Golf Tournament George Hayduke’s ability to bear! down in the pinches last Sunday! won to.- him the Hayden Country! Club invitational medal play golf I tournament. GEORGE HAYDUKE Qualifying with a 35 on Hayden’s par 36 sporty grass course to win medalist honors, Hayduke scored a 75 in the afternoon to tie for the lead with Weldon Love, Phoe nix pro. then went ahead on the extra-hole playoff to shoot a par five to defeat Love for the title.j Barge Pease. Arizona State Champion and another of the 22 Phoenix golfers that played, was third with a 72. two strokes behind Hie leaders. The entry list of 108 golfers/ divided in o 27 flights, was the largest in the tournament history.; Other Coolidge golfers who play ed in the tournament were; J. D. C.oree. Maurice Zahalsky, Mike Hayduke. Clayton Loveless, Nat Zahalsky. C. J. Moody, Carlton Woody, W. R. Urton. Pat Kline/ Ray Lindemann, Byrd Laflore, Clarence Skousen, A. P. White head and Louis Hall. i o j County Tax Research Group Organized Wednesday evening, tax pavers met in the Court House nt Florence and organized a Pinal County Tax Research Association with the following officers elect-, ed: • President. Judge Overfield; vice presided. Jack Rimol; secretarv-j treasurer A. L. Bartlett. Commit tee on By-Laws, Robert Denton, rnd A. L. Bartlett. Committee to study budgets and act with board of Equalization are, Messrs. Dent jror. Thomas. Denton, Christensen and Bartlett. Each director serves as a mem bership committee. Board of Directors from various districts are as follows: Casa Grande —Robert Denton, j Jack Rimol. Judge Overfield, R. H. Potterbaum, Don Trekell, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Rochsmeier. Superior—Ed. Dentzer, J. A.- Dif fin. Ina Moach. Florence —H. C. Hill, R- H. Moorehouse, A. Bartlett Tom Ful bright and M. T. Clemans. Coolidge—Frank Luthy, R. J. Jones. F. P. Jamieson, A. J. Christensen. Ray—Bob Thomas. Oracle —J. C. Jamieson. Eloy—Art Houser, John Goree. Maricopa—Art Deal. APRIL - 1940 3u Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa '1 2 3'4 nT6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 141516 17 1? 19 20 2122 23 24 25 ?6 ?7 282930 I rn /ifV CwL'IUC | Mrs. Albert Letzring Passes On Last Wednesday at 1:20 o’clock ! Mrs. Albert Letzring died in the Florence hospital, where she was I confined for some time suffering ! from dropsy. Mrs. Letzring was j ill several months after her acci dent, during the Christmas Holi days, when she fractured her leg l in several places. The funeral took place Sunday in Florence and J burial was made in the Florence j cemetery. She leaves to mourn ! her loss a husband Albert Letz ! ring, and stepson, B. G. Letzring iof Coolidge. Mrs. Letzring came to Coolidge six years ago from St. Petersburg. Flordia, with her hus band and lived in Coolidge ever t since; she was 69 years old. i Sympathy is extended to the be ; reaved family. i —°—- Pina! County 4-H Club Fair Attended by 500 visitors, friends, and parents of 4-H club members and participated in by over 300 children the Seventh Annual Pinal County 4-H Fair at the Kenilworth i School near Coolidge, was ac claimed as one of the best fairs ever held. A total of 850 entries made this the largest fair in his tory. Included in the program on Sat- . urdav afternoon w-ere the follow ing speakers; Harry Culbert, prin-; j cipal of the Kenilwoth School, K. 'K. Henness, County Agricultural Agent, and Earl Maharg, Execut ive secretary of the Arizona Farm Bureau. The feature of the pro gram was the Junior Dress Revue, I conducted by La Verne Prock and 1 Julia Baca. Miss Connie Richerson of Casa Grand©-'played the piano, for the dress revue. The girls.; ranging from 10 to 15 years, wore cotton dresses or sweaters which they had made. Clubs represent ed in this revue were from Flor ! ence, Kelvin, Oracle, Toltec. Ken -1 ilworth, and Walker Butte. An other feature of the program was a band concert by the Casa Gran ; de 4 H Club Band under the su j pervision of C. W. Hoisington. ( This is the first and only band of 1 its’ kind in Arizona. Among the many awards given ! out a guernsey heifer calf, donat-J led by Ed. Arndt of the Mountain | View Dairy in Casa Grande. This calf was won by the winning boys demonstration team of Tomnij Earley and Gedarick Darter, who showed how a modern dairy farm' should operate. Use of a neat model farm made. Johnnie Payne and Betty Davis were the winning girls’ damonstration team. They showed how to make waffles. In the morning the boys’ lin stock judging contest was held. The winners weie: First, Dave ( Craig. Florence; second. Joe Es ; pinoza, Walker Butte; third, Rontnn Casa Grande; ; James Kenton, tasa ui«uu t , ' fourth. Willie Storie, Coolidge; j >! fifth. William Dunn, Florence. The j results of the girls’ judging con | test were as follows: First year j clothing—Mary Freeland, Kenil worth, LaVoice McGee, Kenil j worth; Second year clothing—lris | Bonner. Kenilworth, Christine 1 Wilton, Kenilworth; Second year baking—Estherlee Turner, Casa J Grande Stella Miller, Kenilworth; j Third year baking—Johnnie Payne | Kenilworth. These girls will repre | sent Pinal County at the Annual ■| state Round-up for 4-H Clubs in ■j September. j For the first time, since the fair started seven years ago, 4-H Health .champions were named. For the past two weeks health candidates have been examined b\ ' Dr. B. L. Steward at Coolidge. The winners were Betty Davis and Sam i Houston both of the Kenilworth School. I o Ball Game Sunday The Coolidge “Black Boomers’’ i played Florence Red Caps here last Sunday and scored from Flor ence 18-11. Next Sunday they play a Chandler team in Coolidge, and invite everyone out to see their i game. Admission free. “The Only Home-Owned Newspaper in Coolidge” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1940 New Bartlett Dam jj&SsSpjP* y; .:) v Latest addition to Arizona’s Sait River Irrigation Project is Bartlett Dam, 55 miles northeast of Phoenix on the Verde River. Finished early in 1939, this huge structure, named for one of the valley’s earliest civic leaders, is 750 feet in length and towers 285 feet above bedrock. Water impounded by Bartlett Dam will cover 4,000 acres and total 200,000 acre feet, extending 12 miles up river. Built at a cost of $4,000,000, Bartlett Dam forms an important auxiliary of the west’s largest irrigation proj ect. Heavy rains in the mountain area surrounding Bartlett Dam during the month of September hav« already formed a substantial lake behind the dam. ) J i State Prison Inmate Slain i It appears that the prison must have an annual murder, which for several years past have occurred j in the spring of the year. Last Sun day night Clyde Benson. 33 years old, was stabbed to death in the Arizona State Prison Hospital Ward, he was found dead on his cot with a stab wound near his heart. He was buried in the pri son cemetery. Benson was given a ten year sentence for robbery, and admitted to the prison De- cember 17, 1936. All prisoners deny any knowledge of the slaying and officials will wait for some con vict to “squeal” no new develop ments were announced of the slaying to date. Storms Do Mucb Damage ‘ I We in Arizona have our dust storms, and Monday was a bad one, no damage done however, some parts of the state enjoyed rain, and a little hail too, but oth er parts of the country suffered great loss with high winds and! 6 in rains. Information from J. j H. Hogan of Clinton, Oklahoma, a brother to Mrs. J. B. Boone, re ports a quarter million dollars damage near Clinton Ok',a. Thous ands of windows broken, buildings destroyed, live stock and wheat , I crop damaged in the fury of the ; storm, with heavy rains that, washed away heavy slabs of asphalt pavement by the rushing waters. The Santa Fe railroad re-, ported 600 feet of track washed out near Butler, and Light & i Power Co. lost • lines, with work men laboring all night to repair them; oil derricks were blow T n, 1 down and the drouth of that state was finally broken w'ith great fury and much damage. i 0 i Desert Woman’s Club Desert Woman’s Club met in Mrs. Warren Steele’s home with the president, Mrs. J. R. Walker, presiding. State Convention reports were given by Mesdames H. L. Holland, W. Ray Leon Thompson and Her bert Hanna. Those making the trip to Gyamas were Mesdames Jack Roberts, Clyle Skousen and jV. W. Havens and reports were I given by them. 'j During the social hour refresh • ments were served by the hostess ' es Mrs. Warren Steele and Mrs. r j John Burke. I The next meeting will be April ' 2 in the club house with Mrs. j Wm. Ray as program chairman. Odd Fellows And Rebekah’s Convention i At Tucson The Grand Lodge of 1.0. F. and i affiliated organizations held their annual four day convention at Tucson from 14 to 17. Registration opened Sunday noon and with meetings of the various groups be ' j ing held in the afternoon. Monday activities began at 9 o’clock with , a reception, sessions during the day and banquet for Past Presi dents at Santa Rita Hotel at 6:30. The other days were full of busi ness meetings and entertainments, with atettit 400 delegates present to participate in all the meetings.' Those who are attending the I.' O. O. F. and Rebekah Convention at Tucson this week' as delegates are Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Mangun/ Mr. and Mrs. O. M. King, and Mrs. M. M. WJare. Mrs ; Mangun was pre siding in her station as Grand Chaplin. Miss Ora Lee Bray of Superior was elected State President of the Rebekah Assembly succeeding Miss Minnie Carnahan of Glen da’e. o Read the advertisements in the paper this week, all have some thing cf interest to tell you, and they are instructive, interesting and a benefit to your budget. I Legion Auxiliary Dance A dance for the benefit of child welfare will be given Saturday, April 20 at the Desert Beach Patio, south of town by the Ameri can Legion Auxiliary. Music will be furnished by Bennie Arnold and his Hi School Orchestra. Mrs. Win. LTrton is chairman assisted by Mrs. Wm. Short, president, and Mrs. Violet La Croix, committee on arrangements. Everyone in vited. o Notice To Farmers. May Ist is the deadline for ex ecu* ion of farm plan and estimate | sheets, it was announced today by J. R. Storey, chairman of the Couo. ty Committee of the Pinal County Agricultural Conservation Associa tion. To date about 80 percent of the Pinal County farmers have indicat ed that they intend to participate in the 1940 AAA program by com pleting farm plans and estimate sheets. Those remaining must complete these forms by May Ist ► if they are to receive any of the benefits of the program, Mr. Stor ey announced. May Ist has been set as the deadline and there will be no exceptions to thi s rule. Wynne and Wells Transfered Positions Mr. and Mrs. Clark J. Wells have returned to Coolidge after several years absence arrived Monday, they will occupy the Arthur Wynn house. Mr. Wells, electrical engineer forth San Carlos Indian Irrigation Service, will fill the place left vacant by the transfer of Arthur V. Wynne to Poison. Montana, Indian agency. Mr. Wynne left Coolidge about the middle of March for his new location and the famiy will follow after school is out. The Wynne family have made many friends while in Coolidge who regret very much to see them leave. o P. T. A. Meeting April 27th The Pinal County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations will hold the annual spring meeting at Casa Grande on Saturday, April 27 beginning at 10:30 and closing at 3:30. A 25 cent luncheon will be served at noon in the school lunch room. During the informal part of the meeting, reports will be given by the officers and chairman from each local association, an( the delegates who attended th State PTA convention at Safford last week will give reports. Mrs George Dempster and Miss Eva Harris attended the convention from Coolidge. During the formal part of th© program, talks will be given by school men representing each as sociation, and the Mother singers from Casa Grande will sing several ■ numbers. The State Radio chair i man, Mrs. Harley Yandell, will be - the special speaker of the after -1 noon. *+* I Mrs. Mancil Worley of Coolidge ( • Is secretary of the Pinal Council,! 1 and Mrs. Clifford Clpmenjts is; I treasurer. Mrs. G. E. Richarson, of^ * Casa Grande, the first vice-presi-j ' dent, will preside at the meeting^ in the absence of Mrs. Natt Dodge, the president. The biennial elec tion of officers will be held dur ing the morning session. - Christian Endeavor Has Desert Picnic Members of the Christian En deavor of the Community Church carried out their regular once a month social evening by going on| a weiner roast and picnic at Mr., Earl Ward’s ranch near Florence., Special guest 3 of the young people were Mr. and Mrs. Easter. Mr. | Easter delivered the sermon at the Community Church last Sun ,1 day. J Next Sundays Christian Endea t vor meeting will be in charge oL , Glenn Overturf. The subject for| discussion will be “Thought Force and How to Use It.” A g a novelty for the evening, a 2 minute play “The Doctor Pre-; scribes,” will be presented. The characters are as follows: Doctor, Clayton Trout; Man,' Lawrence McCullough; Large Boy, Horace Fennell;, Small Boy, Jim Pew; Pretty Girl, Cecille Benton; Woman. Barbara Talla. o Plan For Guest Day The Coolidge Woman’s Club have completed plans for Guest Day on Thursday, April 25. The program will consist of a one act play,, directed by Mrs. N. T. Olson, j music selections by the Musicians, Club, in charge of Mrs. B. L. I Steward, and an art exhibit, with: Mrs. Worley chairman. This meeting is a public meet-| ing, the hostesses serving will be Mesdames Nowell, Taylor, Fulton. Moody, Steward and Jamieson. The meeting last Thursday was presided over by Mrs. E. D. Chan dler. The last payment of $150.00 wa s made on the mortgage on the : club house. Mrs. W. C. Pew re ported on the State Federation! Convention in Nogales. An in-, teresting musical program in. J charge of Mrs. B. L. Steward was enjoyed during the afternoon. LOCAL PAPER for LOCAL PEOPLE NUiMBEPw 8 Ruth J. Branaman Announcing For County Recorder The Examiner is this week i publishing the formal announce ment of Mrs. J. Branaman, of Florence, of her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for County Recorder. ,; Mrs. Branaman has been in Pinal county for 33 years, and is the widow of the late Harris Bran ■! araan, who was in business both in Florence and Coolidge. She has i 1 one child, a son of the age of 4 'years. Mrs. Branaman is complet ing her second term as County Treasurer, a position which she has filled with signal honor to herself and satisfaction to the tax payers. She w'as also deputy Coun ty Recorder under Mrs. Mary Mc- Gee. She offers herself as a candidate with the statement that she has the qualifications and experience necessary for a competent County Recorder and promises the same courtesy and efficiency which she has shown as our Treasurer. o Fh*st Baptist Church News By Pastor J. N. Campbell Secretary H. A. Zimmerman of . the Baptist General Convention of i Arizona is conducting a revival meeting, with services twice daily at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p. m. A most cordial invitation is extended to all. Bast Sunday the largest congre gations in the history of the church marked the opening of the new church building, a block east of the high school. Former pastor C. F. Frazier preached the first sermon in the new building. Pastor J. N. Campbell used the beautiful new baptistry at the Sun day night service, baptizing: elle Clubb, Betty Lou Campbell, Minnie Frances Barker, E. H. Bar ker. n o Food Stamp Plan In Operation The Federal Surplus Commodi ties Corporation’s food stamp plan for distributing foods began to operate Monday morning in Mari copa, Gila and Pinal counties. The persons eligible to participate will be those receiving general relief, old-age assistance, relief from State Board of Social Security, and Welfare, and aid to dependent children. The first step to receive the stamps is to present an identi fication card, which is carefully checked two kinds of stamps are issued one orange and the other blue. Each has a value of 25c; any food may be purchased with the orange stamp and foods listed as surplus may be purchased with the blue stamp. One blue stamp is given free for every purchase of two orange stamps. 0 Tea Will Honor WorthyGrandMatron Mrs. Ross Lyall, Worth Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter, O. E. S. of Arizona, will be the honored guest at a tea given by Mrs. Coy Hamilton and Mrs. R. J. Jones for Ocotillo Chapter No. 36. on Tuesday, April 23 from 3 to a o’clock at the home of Mrs. Jones. All members of Ocotillo Chapter and all Eastern Star members liv ing or visiting in Coolidge and vicinity are most cordially invited. o Rev. Joseph D. Easter To Conduct Services Rev. Joseph D. Easter of Pay son, Utah, will conduct morning worship at the Community Church Sunday April 21. Mr. and Mrs. Easter have been in the city since last Saturday meeting the people of the community and becoming acquainted with the anticipation of becoming permanent residents. Everyone is cordially invited to attend the services.