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for PINAL COUNTY VOLUME ELEVEN Pinal County Enters Production Os Certified Flaxseed To the list of crops from which certified seed is being produced, Pinal County growers have now added another, Punjab flax. On Thursday, May 16th, inspection of the L). B. Mauldin flaxseed plant ing on the C. H. Tinker farm, in the Green Reservoir district, was made by Dr. R. L,. Matlock, agron omist of the Agricultural Exten sion Service and Secretary of the Arizona Crop Improvement Asso ciation, reports K. K. Henness, county agricultural agent. Mr. Mauldin has a 320 acre pilant ing of flax, and the entire crop will be certified for use a g plant ing seed next fall, when it is ex pected that quite a large acreage of flax will be planted in the Eloy and Green Reservoir districts. Other pure-seed plantings in the county this year are 74 acres 6f Acala cotton on the farm of W. S. Stephenson, southwest of Casa Grande, and 40 acres of SxP cot ton on the Anderson Brothers farm on the Gila Bend road. These fields' will be carefully rogued during the ear’y summer, and all off-type plants removed. With both farms isolated from plantings of other cotton varieties conditions are ideal for the production of seed that is true to variety. Such pure-| seed plantings serve as a source of better seed, and Dr. Matlock, leports that no small part of the increase in average cotton yields during the past several years has been due to the use of improved i seed. Often overlooked, also, is j the fact that such Seed produces; more uniform staple which assists ( in marketing. Hybrid plants, such as Pima or SxP crosses with Acala cotton, produce cotton which is typical of neither of the parent varieties, as they are “wasty“ in the cotton mill. o American Legion Nomination Monday night the Legion nomi-j nated officers for the current year! a s follows: Commander, Kenyon j Harris and George Murr; First Vice. R. D. Cochran; Chaplain, i Fred Wuertz; Sgt at arms, C. B.' Hanks; Executive committed. Bill; Urton, John Goree, M. M. Ware,; Don Pad 1 -, A- R. Burcher, Paul Loucks. o Triple-A Sign-up Nears 100 Percent Mark In Arizona I Farm plan sheets amounting to 91 per cent of all work sheet farms in Arizona were signed as of Mav i 1. it was announced today by. Wayne T. Wright, chairman of the State Triple-A committee. Thej farm plan sheets are used by, farmers to indicate their intentions; to participate in the 1940 agricu.lt*. ural conservation program. “Last year 84 per cent of the| farms in the State participated,' and it is anticipated that in 1940; there will be a sizeable increase j seen by the number of farmers; who have signed farm plans 11 saidj Wright. “Under the Triple-A farm pro-' gram, farmers carry out soil-build- 1 ing practices for which they may; earn payments. Some of the most popular practices in Arizona are the application of fertilizers, seed-J ing of green manure crops, con*, struction of reservoirs for the pur pose of retarding erosion or sup plying water for livestock, and other erosion control practices 11 , j said Wright. . ( i MAY - 1940 !u Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2:3  5 6 7 8 9 1011 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Su The Coolidge Examiner Arizona State College Will Broadcast Friday TEMPE. Ariz. May 22 —Student musical organization will feature a full-hour dance and variety musical program to be broadcast from the campus of Arizona Stale college here Friday evening at 9:80 o’clock over stations of the ABC network. The program will be broadcast by remote control from the campus through facilities of KTAR Phoenix, key station of the state wide ABC network. It will be heard through KVOA Tucson. KYUM, Yuma, KCRJ, Je rome, KGLU, Safford, and KWJR. Globe, also. The program will be heard from 9:30 until 10:30 o clock, M.S.T. Earlier in the evening, NBC stations broadcasting the Chester field Pleasure Time program fea turing Fred Waring’s Pennsyl vanians will hear the famous band •leader broadcast a new Fight Song he has written for Arizona State. The Chesterfield program-feat uring Arizona State in a coast-to | coast network of NBC stations , will be broadcast at 8 o’clock M. S. T. over KTAR, KVOA. and KRCM in Arizona, and through may other NBC outlets. The sterling men’s glee club and quartet, a women’s trio, campus swing band —Leonard Sharman's Orchestra —will be heard on the hour’s broadcast from the campus, along with various campus leaders. The program will originate in the patio facing West Hall and will be played entirely out-of-doors under the bright Arizona moon. While the program is carried to thousands of Arizona listners, its music will be the feature of the final spring dance at the college, culminating a full year of enter tainment for the 1,490 college stu dents. The dance will be open to all, student vice-president and social chairman George Fleming, Jr, said today. “We are glad to have citizens attend the interesting recreational programs held on our campus, and we would especially be glad to have guests on the occasion of this all-college broadcast,” he de clared. During the program President Grady Gammage will speak over the ABC network from the Safford radio station. He is to deliver the commencement address Friday eve ning at Gila College at Thatcher and will speak over the radio shortly afterwards. The college’s graduate manager. , Tom Lillico, and two or three | football stars will also be heard in a short sports discussion. The college years will close with commencement exercises in the college stadium May 28. Near ly 300 students will be graduated with bachelors and masters de gree in education. o Earthquake Rocks Imperial Valley I Several deaths and hundreds of people injured in an earthquake I throughout .the Imperial Valley I Saturday night which destroyed i several million dollars worth of j property; homes, hotels, and busi j ness blocks were shattered in El ; Centro, Brawley and Holtville: I bridges were twisted, railway lines broken, water tanks ripped and buildings burned. Aid was rushed i by airplane and motor cars to the i stricken areas by the State Depart i ment of Public Health. The shock wa 8 felt in Phoenix Chandler and ; Tucson, it is reported, about 9:30 i Saturday night. j o Rotary Club Meeting l A noon luncheon and business session with a program for enter tainment featured the club meet ing last Thursday, presided over by Chas. Cohen, president. The program included singing and piano selections by Misses Virginia Urton, Coralane Sewell, Della Lou Ware, Gloria Elsberry and Jacquiline Stewart, and Mrs. B. L. Steward. L. E. Hancock of ; Florence was a visitor present. “The Only Home-Owned Newspaper in Coolidge” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1940 Qrand Canyon is Tourists’ Mecca j Attracting more tourists throughout the year than any of the other Southwestern National Parka or Monuments, the Grand Canyon of Arizona ia undoubtedly the most awe inspiring sight known to man. It is the world’s greatest natural spectacle. More than a mile above the river itself, any view of the Colorado from above presenta the stream as little more than a brownish thread. No words have been found to adequately describe the Canyon through which the Colorado flows for more than 200 miles. The South Rim is reached over hard-surfaced roada from Williams on U. S. Highway 66 or along the beautiful rim drive from Cameron on Highway 89. The North Rim is reached from Jacob Lake on U. S. Highway 89. Poppy Day Sat. 25 Poppy Day will be observed In Coolidge and throughout the na tion on May 25, the Saturday be .fore Memorial Day, Lula Short, president of Coolidge Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary, an nounced, on that day all Ameri cans will be asked to wear me morial poppies in tribute to the World War dead and to aid tha living victims of the war. The little red memorial flowers will be distributed here by women and girfs of the Coolidge Unit. All; contributions received for the pop-; pies will go to Legion and Auxili-j ary welfare work for the disabled veterans, their families and the families of the dead. “We feel that Poppy Day will have increased meaning to Ameri ca this year, because renewed warfare in Europe has renewed the memory of those boys of ours who gave their lives ’over there 1 twen-| ty-two years ago. It is for them that we put on the poppy each ' year, to show that we still remem ber and honor their sacrifices. It is the flower which grew where they fell and which now blooms on| the coats of Americans who ap-j predate their service. “Events of the past year shown Us clearly that to be secure. the United States must have men| ready and able to defend the cou ntry, willing to give their lives in its defense, if necessary. We can be thankful today that we had such men twenty-two years ago. From them we can draw Inspiration for the patriotic service necessary to maintain our freedom and demo-; cracy against today's dangers. Wearing their flower over our hearts means that within our hearts their love of America still lives.’ 1 o Die* After Months Illness Last Monday night Miss Donnie j Perryman died in the home of her sister Mrs. C. P. Sloan In Coolidge with whom she made her home since coming to Coolidge several months ago. She was bom in Morrisvil’e, Mo., November 11, 1862 and resided in Arizona 29 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in Cole & Maud Mortuary of Coolidge with Rev. J. N. Campbell, pastor of Baptist Church, officiating. Inter ’ ment was made in Tempe Ceme tery. Legion Auxiliary Meeting The Coolidge Auxiliary Unit met at the home of Mrs. Fred Jamison Monday night, and officers for the current year were nominated as follows. President, Lillian Wat son, vice president, Mrs. W. R. Lrton; second vice, Mrs. Avis Pnu 1 .; treasurer, Mrs. Fred Elledge; sargent at arms, Mrs. R. Cochran; historian, Mrs. Mable i Jones; chaplain, Mrs. Lula Short. Reports of various committees | were made during the business j session, and refreshments were 1 ,-erved by the hostess Mrs. Jami • son during the social hour. o Lions Meeting The Lion a Club meeting was I held at the usual 7 o’clock dinner I hour in the recreation rooms of ! the Community Church, when W. IR. Elidge, president-elect gave a j report of the convention at No gales. Haro’d Moag. president, presiding during business hour, i The program was in charge of | Geo. McLain, a questionnaire on | current events was conducted, ! which proved instructive and en -1 tertaining. ! BADLY WARPED j j— — ' "" A Worthy Undertaking : Clean-up Week will be observ i ed by Casa Grande citizen g from 1 May 28 to June 1. The town will, ti be divided into zones with a cap • tain for each zone and all alleys | • und vacant lots will be thoroughly i cleaned. Some sections of Coo-J I lidge would benefit by some such • program; nearly all town lots ac- 1 ! cumu’ate trash during winter| ■ months that should be cleaned; • away to eliminate fire peril. o Rebekah Lodge Meeting The Rebekah Lodge installed three officers at their meeting last • Friday night to fill vacancies. Mrs.' • Hodges was installed as Vicej 1 Grand, Mrs. Sowell as Warden and . Mrs. McEuen, Conductor. The Dis l trict Dept. President, Mrs. Devlno -of Florence, acting installing of . ficer, assisted by Mesdames Man . gum, Boone and Hooper. Several 1 visitors were present from Flor i ence. Refreshments were served , by the committee Mr. and Mrs. - Nowlin, Mrs. Spooner and Mrs. Boone. GREETINGS TO THE 1940 GRADUATES 1.0.0. F. and Rebekah Enjoy Picnic A large crowd of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs with their families enjoyed a pleasant outing and pic nic dinner at Oak Flats, beyond Superior, last Sunday. Games and races of all kinds entertained those present, an 3 prizes were given, for achievements, to chil dren and grown-ups. Lemonade and coffee wa 8 served throughput the day by the committee in charge. o Arizona Edison Vice President Appointed Mr. Phillips B. Shaw, President of the Arizona Edison Company, Inc., announced the appointment of Mr. Cavett Robert, Douglas, Arizona, as a Vice President of the Arizona Edison Company, Inc. The appointment was made at the regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company held in Phoenix, on Tuesday, May 14th. Directors of the company who attended the meeting were: Messrs. Phillips B. Shaw, Geo. W. Mickle and W. Roy Wayland, of Phoenix, J. B. Ryan of Globe, Ray mond N. Campbell of Yuma, and George E. Jackson of Douglas. Other officers of the Company, i in addition to Mr. Shaw and Mr. j Robert are W. C. Hiornberger. Secretary, Phoenix; Ralph T. Smalley, Vice president and ; General Manager; John T. Beach, j Vice President; Douglas B. Mc- Gregor, Treasurer; Louis A. Myers, Assistant Secretary and C. H. i Moore, Assistant Treasurer, of Douglas. The general offices of the Company are located at Douglas. Dessert Bridge Party Thursday May 16, the Coolidge Woman’s Club gave their Annual Spring Bridge Party, at 7:45 p. m. A large crowd wag present and the usual enjoyable time was had. Flowers in profusion were in evi dence everywhere to give Spring atmosphere to the general arrange ments, with Mrs. A. L. Nowell, act ing party chairman. Refreshments were served by a committee Including Mesdames Johnson, Hicks, Dempster, Elsber ry, Mangum, Clements, Sewell, Ol son. Slater and Neese. Mrs. R. J- Jones and Mrs. R. W. Taylor do nated cakes on which chances were sold. The cakes were won by Mrs. Ed Chandler and Mrs. Jack Roberts. Prizes awarded for con tract high went to Mrs. Ben Mir* kin and Mrs. J. A. Roberts, and for men to Phil Claridge and Clif ford Clements; for checkers, Mrs. Carl McFarland and auction to Arthur Hartdegen. About $25.00 was cleared by the club. o Woman’s Club Install Officers The Coolidge Woman’s CJlub will install officers today. Thursday May 23, preceeded by a luncheon and a special ceremony featuring the “burning of the mortgage.” The club house is now clear of in debtedness and this is a gala day for the club members; All past presidents will participate in this eventful ceremony today. The new officers to be installed are: presi dent, Mrs. N. T. Olson; Ist vice Mrs. R. L. Sewell; 2nd vice, Mrs. A. L. Nowell; recording secretary, Mrs. R. M. Springfield; correspond ing secretary, Mrs. J. H. Tovrea; treasurer, Mrs. Fred Slater; audi tor, Mrs. James Luthy; reporter, Mrs. R. J. Jones. The Installing of ficer will be Mrs. R. J. Jones. • LOCAL PAPER for LOCAL PEOPLE NUMBER 13 The entire community ig proud of the boys and girls who received diplomas as graduates of 1940 and they are worthy of that pride; and everyone welcomes the opportunity to extend greetings to these young citizens. Many students have re ceived awards for outstanding ac complishments and achievements throuout the school year as fol lows: Friday Supt. Kirby, in assembly announced Teresa Akers and Richard Ware a 8 winners of the American Legion awards and Pauline gf.ade and Ralph Ayala as the best girl and boy athletes. Poppy posters were judged accord ing to artistic ability, originality and awards given by American Legion Auxiliary, First to Theresa Burtcher; 2nd, Nattalie Dodge; 3rd Pauline Slade. Many others received honorable mention. Awards were also given for flag tests to many pupils. The high school graduating ex ercises Wednesday night with 40 graduates, addressed by Dr. T. J. Tormey, of Flagstaff State Teacher 8 College, ended the school term. o Pinal County Resident Dies FLORENCE, May 19—Mrs. K.A. Nafziger, long-time resident of a ranch eight mlle 8 west of here, succumbed in her home at 6 o’- clock this morning after a long illness. She is survived by her husband: two sons, Buck of New Mexico and Arnold of Coolidge; and three daughters, Mrs. Bill Foreman of Log Angeles, Mrs. Deward Wall ace of Parker and Mrs. Archie Boring of Florence. The funeral ceremonies was held at Cole & Maud Mortuary In Coo lidge and burial was made in the Greenwood Memorial Cemetery at Phoenix at 4 o’clock p. m. The Nafziger a have been Pinal county residents for at least 20 years. o Baptist Missionary Society News The Woman’s Missionary So ciety of the Coolidge Baptist Church met in their new rock church btiipdjng for miss sionary program, May 16. Mrs. e. IT. Barker was in charge of the program, using the topic “Youth Steadfast for Christ.*' The counsrfors of the auxiliaries were honored especially. Members present were Mrs. Ed Akey, Mrs. E. H. Barker, Mrs. R. E. Barker, Mrs. C. V. Bailey, Mrs. J. N. Campbell, Mrs. M. A. Camp bell, Mrs. Ed Clark, Mrß. Tom Dunlap, Mrs. O. L. Dunlap, Mrs. 11. P. Graham, Mrs. S. Y. Harmon, Mrs. Topsy Eaves, Mrs. W. P. Keith. Mrs. R. C. Keith. Mrs. N. W. Moxley, Mrs. R. S. Massan, Mrs. A. L. Robinson, Mrs. J. W. Simms, Mrs T. A. Squires, Mrs. A. Schmid, Mrs. Young Veazey, Mrs. R. E. Wolaver. The society will be hostess to the Woman’s Missionary Union of Gila Valley Baptist Association for the annual mission study institute May 23. opening at 9:30 o’clock a. m. Mrs. E. E. Smith of Casa • Grande is mission study chairman 1 for the association. Mrs. W. P. Keith is mission study chairman for Coolidge W. M. 8. > o Card of Thanks l We take this opportunity to thank all our friends and - neighbors for their kindness and , assistance during the illness and - dealth of the wife and mother of M. N. Nafziger and Children.