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for PINAL COUNTY VOLUME ELEVEN Elementary Schools Graduating Exercises To Be Held May 17th HARVEY L. TAYLOR The graduating exercises of Coolidge Elementary Schools are' to be held in the San Carlos, Theatre. Friday, May 17, 1940, at S p. m. Mr. Harvey L. Taylor, superin tendent of Mesa Union High! School, was asked by the eighth grade class to return to give the Commencement address. | Nattalie Dodge won the highest scholastic honors and is to give a five-minute talk on “Arizona The Forty-eighth Star.” The following is a list of our. eighth grade class. Faculty promo-' tions have not yet been published. l Teresa Mae Akers. Gracie Viola Anderson J. R. Armistead, Ralph Ayala. Marvell Gladys Barnes, j Beatrice lone Bills, Mary Margaret Brittain. Donald L. Burke, Theresa Pamala Burtcher, Ruth Evelyn Chambless, Joe Reed Chesley, An na Marie Chimits, Rose Lee Cohen. Lois Inez Condry, Nattalie Dodge. Opal Dunbar, John Edwin Dye. Jr.. Betty Lou Elkins, Paul ine Etchieson Jenna Lee Foy, Sid ney Earl Gordon, Myrna Graham, Joseph \V. Hammon, Barbara Char-; line Hanks, Ralph Harmon, Robert A. Hardtegen. George Raymond Jordon. Eula Ancine Kirk* Lavon Kirk. Jack I). Kjormoe. Eugene C. Kurrle. Richard Rucker Lewis, James J. Letzring. Eugene Lively, John W. Martin Emma Elfreda Massan. Neil B. McCleery, Sonny L. McCullough, Glennes Elizabeth Mitchell. Elvira L. Nafarrate, Lee Ella Odom. Gail A. Passey, James Ethem Reed, Leßoy Simmons, John Douglas Simpson, Pauline Priscilla Slade. Ada Maxine Smith, Helen Ruth Spruell. Susie H. Titus Richard M. Ware, Velva Irene Wil-; kins. Bessie Elizabeth Wing, l Bast’ O. Wofford, Ruby Jewell Wolaver. Goldie M. Wooten, j Howard A. Wuertz. Paul V. McNutt Speaks In Phoenix Friday evening May 10th at 8:39 in the Union High School auditor iom in Phoenix Hon. Paul V. Mc- Nutt will make a campaign speech.' Everyone interested is urged tOj hear him. o A. W. Bard & Co. Sale Beginning Friday May 3rd A.t W. Baid and Company will put on a big 8-day sale at their store. ( They have many bargatng and; solicit your patronage. Large posters are out announcing their; sale. You wi’.l benefit by visiting i their store. MAY - 1940 Tu Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 jTI 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 2122 23 2425 ■>« 27 28 29 30 31 /irv rOic i^ P. Loucks Accepted * Agency For A.A.A. i The agency for American Auto mobile Association has been ac cepted by Paul Loucks and he is now prepared to serve you in your automobile problems and all kinds of insurance, life, health and ac cident. The American Automobile As sociation is familiarly known as the AAA, will serve anywhere in the United States and Canada, allows up to SIO.OO tow bill, and includes other benefits up to $5,- 000 bond in case of an emergency, for a cost of only $12.00 per year Paul Loucks wt'l be glad to ex plain all details regarding the benefits of the AAA. American Legion Observe National I Employment Week Fifty-three posts of the Ameri- 1 I can Legion in Arizona and the! | Arizona State Employment Service j has joined forces to observe Na , tional Employment Week, calling attention to the skillg and matur-i ed experience of men and women’ I over 40, it was announced herej today by Bill Short. Basic objectives of the week, set; May 1 to 8 by proclamations of j President Roosevelt and Governor; R. T. Jone a for the Nation and State, is to assist all unemployed citizens, veterans and non-veter ans, and especially competent menj' and women over 40, to find gain-! fill employment. Employers are being asked to. check their production processes and work methods to determine, which occupations are particularly suitable for the employment of older works. Bill Short said. They; are urged to get in touch with the; state employment service, which is primed to supply competent work ers in every desired line of work. At the same time unemployed veterans and other workers are encouraged to register with thej employment sevice, rounding outj the campaign to match the right job with the right man. The American Legion i 8 carrying out its second annual observance; of National Employment Week, in which churches, fraternal and civic, organizations, industry and labor have boosted the drive for employ-■ ment. In each case state employ ment services throughout the Na-, tioi* ' the largest job exchange in the world," have provided the ma chinery necessary to bring the job less man and the manless job to gether. Progress in the placement of world war veterans is reflected in state employment service records showing that the active file of veterans seeking work during the j past year declined 27.1 per cent from 1938. Veterans make up a considerable percentage of all workers over 40. Placements of veterans in pri ! vate industry during 1939 totaled ! 1,090 for Arizona, showing a 19.6 per cent increase over the preced ing year despite a decline of one third in the number of new appli-; , cations received. The proportion of veterans placed by the service in relation to the total number of placements almost doubled in the first month of 1940 as compared! with the same month last year, increasing Arizona’s high stand-i ing among the states, statistics, showed. Concrete resultg of last year’s !, drive, quoted in the presidential •j proclamation of National Employ 1 - ment Week, were a third of a j million jobs filled by the public • employment service throughout the Nation during the month in which the special week occurred. It was also noted that placements proceeded at an accelerated rate| in the following month. Mrs. Sam Fisher left Wednes day, Ist of May, to visit her sister in Armarillo, Texas, also relatives and friends in Springfield, 111., and South Bend, Indiana. She will , make quite an extensive trip be j fore returning home. “The Only Home-Owned Newspaper in Coolidge” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, APJZONA THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1940 - World's Largest Travertine Arch Not so well known as the great Rainbow bridge southern Utah y*t dwarfing anything of its Mad in the world is Tonto Natural Bridge world’s largest haverti*;,- l.o<" tc., in Tonto National fcrast, in Gila county between Pavson and Pine, one of the wildest areas ii Gu state, this majestic arch VMM itself 180 feet above the Pine creek that flows through the (ree «tud<’• I <-anyon. The opening be efh the bridge averages about 140 feet in width and from one opening to the other extends 400 feet, n, grapes and other crops are grown on a five-acre farm a top the arch. P.T.A. Meeting May 7th “Welfare in the Public Schools" is the topic of a talk by Miss Myrtle Yohn, elementary school nurse, to be given at a meeting of the Coo’idge PTA, Tuesday May 7. at 2:30, in the Grammar School auditorium. The kindergarten classes, direct ed by Miss Dorothy McComb. will present a program which includes a p ay, recitations, songs and “May Pole Dance”. Miss Eva Harris and Mrs. George Dempster, who at tended the convention in Safford recently as delegates, will give their reports and Mrs. Mancil Wor ley wi l report on the Pinal Coun ty Council held in Casa Grande, April 27. All committee chairman will also hand in written reports at this meeting. Installation of of-, ficers for the .ensuing years will also be held. The above meeting pans were completed today at a meeting of the executive board held at the home of Mrs. Ralph Sewell. Fourteen members were present and Mrs. Natt N. Dodge, retiring president, conducted the session. Announcement was made of a “Round-up” of pre-school chil dren. to be he’d Friday, May 3, from 9 to 12, at the offices of Dr. B. L. Steward, with Miss Yohn as assistant jiurse. Children from three to six years of age will be examined. Mrs. Coy Hamilton and Mrs. Harold Moag will assist with the hea’th records. Announcement was made of a “Come A s You Are’’ bridge party, to be held in the Grammar School Patio, May 11, at 1:30. Mrs. Worley is chairman of arrangements. The third grade room mothers will be refreshment hostesses for the May 7th meeting, with Mrs. Kenneth Means, chairman. o l Desert Garden Club Bridge Party The last of the bridge parties being given by the Desert Garden Club will be held at the Casa Grande Woman’s clubhouse Friday May 3 at 2:30 p. mj Mrs. Jack Hancock wD’-l be hostess assisted by Mrs. R. R- Palmer, Mrs. E. P. Shelley and Mrs. Carl Bayley. Prizes will be awarded for high score in contract auction and Chinese checkers and a door prize will be given. Mrs. S. C. McFarland will also award the grand prize for high score of the series. Coolidge Elementary Schools To Present a! Program of Fine Arts On May 10. at 8 p .m. the Coo lidge Elementary schools will pre sent their Fine Arts Program. This program is the high light of enter tainment for the year. It consists of the older and younger Girls’ Glee Clubs, Boys’ Glee Club, a Rhythm Band, and the display of sewing and art work for the year. The program will open with a number by the orchestra followed bv two numbers by the Rhythm Band, the younger Girls’ Glee Club Boys’ Glee Club, and the older Girls’ Glee Club. The entire as semblage and orchestra will con clude with two finale numbers. The school ig preparing a pro gram largely for the benefit of the adult people. We plan to give this program to the primary peo ple Wednesday, the upper grades Thursday, and Friday night to the adult people. Miss Helen Fulkerson is in charge of the art display assisted by the entire faculty. Mis g Helen Edwards has a Rhythm Band, Miss Patricia Tweed, Younger Girls’ Glee Club and Boys’ Glee Club, Mis s Naomi Elmore, Older Girls’ Glee Club Miss Christine Mc- Daniel, sewing display, Miss Fran cig Spain, orchestra. PLOPII Coolidge Rebekah Club Entertain The Sew and So (Tub, spon sored by the Rebekah Lodge, en tertained memberg and their guest# Wednesday night at the home of Mrs. O. M. King. Tables were placed on the lawn and a 7 o’clock delicious pot luck din ner was served to thirty-five. The game “Bingo" was played and prize s awarded to Mrs. Violet La. Croix for high score and to Mrs Li lian Hodges for second high. A general good time was enjoyol by all present. o Spring Formal Dance The First Annual Spring formal dance will be sponsored by the Order of Rainbow for Girls on May 11 at the Coolidge Woman’s Club house at 9 p. m. Benny Arnold's orchestra will furnish the music. Refreshments will be serv ed throughout the evening. A pro gram will be a feature of the evenings entertainment. Those in charge are Gloria El sberry, worthy advisor; Coralane Sewell, chairman on decorations: Virginia Urton, program chairman and Gloria Appel has charge of tickets. This promiseg to be an outstanding affair for the young people of the community. Picnic Supper For Hi School Letter men Last Wednesday night the mem bers ->f the Lottormon’s Club of r ’onlidge High School enjoyed a oionic supper after the initiation of new members including: Roy Tomas Hiesel Martin. Ar thur Mode. Edwin H'ledge, Larry Sowell, Alfred Ramirez, Gilbert Oranillo. I|ob Sweeper, Karl Whetting, Junior Shoemaker, Don Kjormoe, Martin Tal’a, Frank Lynch, Ross Mcßuen and Clayton Troutt. Herman Libkind and Clarence Skousen, high school teachers, chaperoned the party. o Miami Celebrates With Boomtown Spree If a gtranger should drop into Miami this week, undoubtedly the! first thought would be that some! movie company was on location,! making a western thriller. Miami is getting ready for their! second annual Boomtown Spree, and its citizenry are entering into the spirit of the affair, which is to be staged May 9|. 10, 11, and 12 with real zest. Costumes of all sorts and hues are to be seen, ancient and modern. The men are vying with each other in growing whiskers. “Boomtown Spree,” the official name for the celebration, in itself is indicative of the nature of the festivities that may be looked for during these four hectic days. However it has a more serious or historical woof woven through it, which will be portrayed by the Miami High School, in cooperation with all schools in the area, In a pageant to be presented Thursday night, at Vandal Field under the lights, in which about 1,500 stu dents will participate. Among the other feature attrac tions will be the Elks “Open to the World” Rodeo on Saturday and Sunday, with a barbeque Sunday: j a miners hard rock drilling con-! test Sunday morning, open to the hand drillers of the world for. cash prizes: a Spanish Town;! carnival attractions, parade and a chuck wagon dinner on Friday evening in historic Bloody Tanks Wash, following a big parade, in which no motor vehicle will be allowed; a real old-time “meller drama” He Didn't Do Right by Nef. presented by Miami Little Theatre; and other special enter tainment too numerous to men tion. An effort is being made to have one of the iargw movie companies “shoot” all or part of the celebration, as undoubtedly it wi l be one of the most colorful events imaginable and talent for principals and extras are here ga lore. New Coolidge Addition Started Development of the new Allen' Addition to the Coolidge Townsite southwest of the Conoco Station on the Tucson-Phoenix highway has been started by the tion of a five room residence. The addition has a building re striction o ftwo thousand dollars j for a residence. City water, lights, and gas service will be available s o all homes. Mr. Hauskens who is opening the addition announces that three more residences wT.I be under con struction within thirty days. The residence now under con struction by Mr. Hauskens will be an attractive frame building featur ing red wood siding exterior, cor ner windows, and a corner kitchen sink. The floor plan arrangement in-| eludes ample closet and cabinet sflace. The garage and service porch wt'l be built on in conjunc tion with house. The home will be competed by May 15. o Mrs. Bob Foy has been ill for sometime, but i s reported much better. LOCAL PAPER for LOCAL PEOPLE NUMBER 10 Lions District Convention May 3-4 ♦ s Wr ■ 9m D. S- DAVIS The 17tb Annual District Con vention of Lion s International will be held May 3-4 at Nogales, Ariz. On Friday a school of instruction will be held for secretaries and presidents under the direction of Atwood Lawrence, representative from Lions International at Chica go. Friday afternoon a beef steak fry will be he’d at Circle Z Ranch 18 miles from Nogales. Stunt night will be observed Friday night. At that time the tumbling team from - the State School for Deaf and Blind will put on an exhibition and also Jackie Coker will put on a demonstration of her achieve ments. Saturday the convention proper wil’ convene. A Key breakfast will be held at 7:30 for Key mem bers. presidents and secretaries and other guests. The morning session will consist of reports of District Governor and Deputies. Appointments of committees and the Necrology service, conducted by Rev. Fred Line of Phoenix. Luncheon honoring Internationa/! Director, Jesse W. Jayser, of Chic kasha, Oklahoma, at noon. The afternoon session will hear addresses on different subjects pertaining to Lionism. Also elec tion of District Governor for the coming year and advisory board. District Governor D. S. Davis pre siding. At 7:30 the annual banquet and an address by Director Kayser. The District Governors ball will follow. Headquarters will be at the Mon tezuma Hotel. The Lionesses will have a tour thru Nogales, Sonora, two luncheons one at the Cave Inn in NogaTes, Sonora followed by a bridge. The convention closes Saturday night but there will be golf on Sunday on the Lions sponsored golf course and a bull fight in the afternoon. Those atenditfg from Coolidge wil! be District Governor and Mrs. D. S. Davis, District Secretary and Mrs. W. R. Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. Claire Kennedy, Harry Cul bert, A. K. Osgood, A. P. White head, Fred Slater, Ray Lindemann, Melvin Grossmiller, M. M. Cooper and Jack Beauchamp. o Scottish Rite Club Meeting The regular dinner meeting of the San Carlos Scottish Rite Club of Coolidge, Florence and Casa Grande was held in the banquet, room of the American Case in Florence last Monday evening. Barney E. Marks, Phoenix at torney. was the principal speaker. His topic was, “The Order of De Molay for Boys.” A committee composed of H. G. Richardson, Florence, R. J. Jones, Coolidge. and W. P. Clements, Casa Grande, was appointed by President Gerald W. Bryant to in vestigate the feasibflty of making an annual club award to the high est ranking graduate of each of the three valley high schools. Thirty-tw'O members and guests attended.