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EVERYBODY BOOST for PINAL COUNTY VOLUME ELEVEN High School Commencement Program and Awards The Coolidpe Union High School eraduating class of 40 seniors re ceived their diplomas Wednesday night. Dr. Tormev of Arizona State Teachers College at Flag-! staff gave the address. The pro gram presented wa s as follows: J The procession.*!, “Pomp and Chivalry.” by Charles Roberts, was played by the high school sym phonic band, directed by Arnold Klem. The remainder of the pro gram was: Invocation by Elder; William Ray of the Latter Day j Saints Church; “'T the Holy Eve-j ning Hour,” duet, sung by Virginia Crton and Coralane Sewell, with Jacquiline Stewart as accompanist; salutatory. Miss Doris Cockrell; valedictory. Walter Smith; “The Three Graces ’’ overture by Charles O'Neil, played by the hand; presentation of class of 1940 by R. W. Tayor, principal; pre sentation of diplomas, by H. C. Hess of the school board; 'The Star-Spangled Banner.” played by ! the band; and benediction, Mr.' Ray. Awards were presented at the Wednesday morning honor as sembly as follows: Awards for glee club, band and orchestra were given by Mrs. Natt Dodge, past president of the par ent-teacher association, to the fol-, lowing seniors: Mary Gardner, Del'a IjOU Ware, Gloria Elsberry. Bonnie Patterson. Connie Nafar rate. Patricia Cochran, Mabelj Carter, Bill Bergum, Karl Duna-j way and Horace Fennell. Miss Ruth Miller awarded silver, typing pins for a net speed of 50 words to Mary Gardner Lucille S* ater, Dorothy Hall and Juanita IVrttson. and 40-word bronze pins to Delbert Ray, Mary Jean Foy. Emma Mulcare, Frances Hearne, Edwin Elledge and Maxine Trout. R W. Taylor, principal, ed honor roll pins to Della Lou Ware. Harriett Kirkland, Gloria Appe 1 .. Bonnie Patterson, Wilma Johnson. Fred Berkley and Betty j Rowe; a pin to Frencelle Julian for perfect attendance for the year, and special honor pins to Walter: Smith valedictorian, and Doris Cockrell, salutatorian. Mrs. R. D. Cochran presented the awards of the Daughters of j American Revolution to Doris. Cockrell. Glen Overturf, senior,: received a gold pin for the highest scholarship for the year. Repre sentatives of the other classes in the scholarship list were: Gloria Appel, freshman; Theodore Smith, sophomore; and Nila Graham, junior. Mis s Eugenia Brandon presented the Readers Digest award to Wal ter Smith. Athletic awards were made by Herman Libkind, assistant coach,, as follows: First teams —football: Bob Sim mon-. Roy Thomas, Wilbur Wuertz. Don Kjormoe. Carl Wiet ;ng. Bill Bergum, Ray We'lborn, Ross McEuen Lawrence Mc- Coullough, Thelon Kempton, Mar tin Talla, Cleatus Martin, Larry Sewell, Heisel Martin, Frank Lynch. Fielden Wedd’.e, W. T. Smothers. Bob Sweeper, Herel Bickford, Arthur Mode, Edwin Elledge. Albert Nichols and Billy Wynne; basketball: Nichols, Mar lin. Weddle, We’lborn Bergum. Kjormoe, Martin, Simmons, Wuertz. McEuen and Clayton Trout; and baseball: Gilbert Gran illo. Delaine Ketchum, John Sell ers. Smothers, Alfred Ramirez, We'lborn, Bickford, Nichols, Mode, Bergum and Junior Shoemaker. j Second teams —football: Kenny MAY - 1940 3u Mo Tu We Th FrsSa 12 3#! 5 6 7 8 9 10 n 12131415161718 19 20 2122 232425 26 27 28 29 30 31 ] ©cwUd^Si^pnsmer Census of Coolidge Incomplete In order to have an accurate I j count of all those residing in the town of Coolidge, it would be do ing your community a service to report to the census numerator if you have been missed. A citizen who received a letter from Perle ; S. Anklan. Supervisor of Census, l ! states part of the letter as follows: : 1 “Coolidge which was enumerat ed lies between Highway 287 —S. P. R. R.. McClellen Wash, High-, way 87, the remainder will be re ported in the rural enumeration.”. Therefore West Coolidge. SeagoeV Addition. Stoeger and Baugh Addi- I tion. East Coolidge and North Negro town, are all considered in! the rural district and will be so numerated. Doesn't look like justice to Coolidge citizens and, this problem should be corrected before the final count reported to Washington. o P. T. A. News i The P.T.A. Board members who served in the past and the present, board were entertained with a ; luncheon at the home of Mrs. Geo.j Dempster last Friday, the hostes ses were President Mrs. Demp-i ' ster and Past President Mrs. Natt| Dodge. The committee chairman for the new year gave reports as! follows: Mrs. Robert M. Springfield, pro-j ' gram; Mrs. Coy C. Hamilton, wel ' fare; Mrs. W. C. Pew. historian ; and parliamentarian; Mrs. Dodge/ parent education; Mrs. R. W. Tay lor, music; Mrs. R. D. Cochran, press book; Mrs. Howard Holland national magazine; Mrs. Ralph Sewell, pub'icity; Mrs. Clifford Clements, Cub Scouts; Mrs. R. V-| Campbell, high school; Mrs. M. M. Ware, finance; Mrs. Charles Yates, membership; Mrs. George Truitt, hospitality; Mrs. Mancilj Worley, art chairman; and Mrs. ' Ernest McCleery, attendance. The theme chosen for the com- J ing year is "The Community.” i . —° — Coolidge Boosters Play First Game i The “Coolidge Boosters” played ! their first soft ball game of the season Sunday night at Ray de feating Ray 4 to 0. It was a good game well attended* They w,ijl play Mesa team at Mesa Thursday night and will start their homo game s in Coolidge soon, it is re- I ported. Baker, Charles Lovett. Edgar Bolin, John Roche, Ted McCull i ough, Thetodore Smith, Alfred l Ramirez, Paul Hannah, Alfred: ' Carter and Earl Newcomb; basket-, ball; Ramirez, Granillo, McCull-' ough, tyler Shaw, Elledge, Theo dore Smith. Leroy Shoemaker, Mode and Newcomb; and baseball; I Roy Lee Garrett Jack Denson, Mc-| Cuf ough, Joe Robles, Rapmond Roberson, Frank Woody, Charles , Gadbois, Verne Wuertz and New comb. i Robert M. Springfield, agricul-; ture instructor, presented awards to the Future Farmers of Amer-| lea judging teams —livestock;; George Knox, Royce Wofford, El-j mer, Tiffany and Horace Fennell; dairy, Wuertz, Ross Watson, Rob ert Cockrell and Horace Fennell; pou’.try. Smothers, Sellers and Jim Pew; and shop judging Weddle, j i Viola Loucks, home economics instructor, gave the following 1 awards: Miss Patterson, outstand ing student in home economics; Jennie Mae Carte and Vera Mae Campbell, first year dress; Wilma Johnston, Dorothy Sprinkle, sec-1 ond year dress; and Misß Cockrell, third year. The assembly closed with the| ins taxation of the following newly elected student body officers; i Heisel Martin, president; Sellers,; vice-president; Ruby Sparks, retary; Roberts, business manager ( i and Ruth Miller, treasurer. “The Only Home-Owned Newspaper in Coolidge” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1940 ( White House of Cunycn de Cheliy * Three great canyons with walla of red sand-tone, towering as high as 1.000 feet in places, com prise this national monument. Here the Navajo In 'ians pul up their last resistance again Colonel Kit Carson befora they bowed to the white man’s supre nacy. Several prehistoric dwellings are found here, most famed of which k “The White House.” so ca 'ed he ause the ruin was lined with a white clay. Canyon I)e Cheliy Ij pronour.wd “Canyon De Shay.” Near Chinle, on the Navajo Indian Reservation, this monument ir.ay be icchfo by leaving U. S. Highway 66 at Chambers (61. b miles east of Holbrook) and traveling 79 mi'e in < uortb. S. Morris Will Speak at Nazarence Church Sam Morris, The Voice of! Temperance, Del Rio, Texas, will speak at the Coolidge Nazarene, Church Sunday morning at 11:00 a. m. June 2nd. For five winters bis “Voice of Temperance” broadcasts have been heard over the Mexican border radio stations daily in all parts ofi the nation. Hundreds of people have been turned from drink ! listening to his talks against the : liquor traffic. He is the author of several out standing publications and books, and is the associate editor of The j National Voice, America’s oldest i prohibition newspaper. P’an to hear this interesting : speaker when he appears here in hi 8 crusade against repeal and for j the return of national prohibition. ! All are welcome. o Memorial Day Proclaimed Governor Jones urged Arizonians to taka an active part in the cele ; bration of Memorial Day, and in | his proclamation, the governor j urged all citizens to pause for one minute of prayer at noon “That ■ peace may quickly descend on a war-torn world.” The Coolidge American Legion will observe the day with services at San Carlos ■ Theatre Thursday morning, and will participate with Florence in decorating the graves of veterans ■ in the Florence Cemetery. A speaker has been engaged for the day. ,! o ■ Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Ellis of *1 Tucson are visiting their parents I in North Coolidge. MEMORIAL DAY - 1940 Although Memorial Day—or “Decoration Day” as it was first known —was established to pay tribute to the de parted soldiers and sailors of the Civil War it has since come to serve th** same duty for veterans of other wars since fought by this country. The ranks of the Civil and Spanish War veterans are thinning every year and the first named group is now small indeed. The American Legion has taken the place of the GAR in many ways and iit is only fitting that we recall the order shat General John A. Logan, commander of that organization, issued on the subject of the decoration of graves of departed comrades. The order read: “We are organized, comrades, as our regulations tellj us, for the purpose, among other things, ‘of preserving and strengthening those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound together the soldiers, sailors and marines who united to supress the late rebellion.’ What can aid more to assure this result than by charishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead? “If other eyes grow dull, and other hands slack, and other hearts grow cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep; it well as long as the sight and warmth of life remain. Let; us, then, at the appointed time gather around the sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with the choicest flowers of Springtime; let u§ raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor; let us' in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist j those whom they have left among us, a sacred charge up-j on a Nation’s gratitude—the soldier’s widow and orphan, ’j The Legion, carrying on, is glad to continue to carry! out those orders, issued just before the first Memorial. Day,—South west Veteran. - Coolidge O. E. S. Hold Memorial Service Wed. The Ocotillo Chapter 0. E. S. of Coolidge held their meeting Wed nesday night presided over by Alpha Sherrill, worthy matron. A Memorial Service for departed members was held. A social hour honoring birthdays in March, April and May was enjoyed. The tables were lovely with flowers, candles and birthday cake and gifts. The refreshment committee included Mesdames Watson, Kirby, Tyler and Odom. o Call For U. S. Marine Corps Enlistments As a part of the National De fense program the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Service has received orders to prepare im mediate’y of an expansion pro gram to take place throughout the Corps. According to information receiv ed from Captain J. P. Schwerin, Recruiting Officer for the Southern California area, exact figures on the increase in personnel have not i been released. The local U. S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station can enlist an ' unlimited number of qualified • young men without delay. Appli cants between the ages of 18 to 30 years, single and with good previ ! ous records are urged to call or write Room G-35, Post Office & Court House, Temple & Main Sts., Lo a Angeles, California. o Ethel Griffin A Candidate For Pinal County Treasurer Mrs. Ethel Griffin, long a resi dent of Pinal County, announces that she is a candidate for the of fice of county treasurer, subject to the Democratic primary on Sep tember 10, 1940. In an interview forthi 8 paper, Mrs. Griffin said “Since under the ; law which limits the holding of the office of county treasurer to two terms, Mrs. Ruth Branaman, the present very able incumbent, may not seek that office another term, I bespeak the support of ; Pinal County voters in establish j ing me as their next county trea surer. To them I promise compe tent conscientious, and loyal public service, coupled with the economi cal administration of an office which is of such vital importance j to our tax-paying citizens. “Courte ! ous and efficient service” shall be | my greeting to all who shall have I occasion to visit that office. Many old timers of Pinal Coun i ty will remember my father, C. A. j Corbell, now living in Tempe. who came to Arizona 57 years ago and settled in the foothillg of the Pinal mountains in the old town of Sil>- j ver King. In 1924, I moved withj | my husband Fred Griffin, a World j War veteran, to the town of Flor-, | ence where we reared our family; I of three sons, and endeavored to, establish a drug store business j with no success beause of a fire; that ruined both store and stock in 1925 and which was too Boon followed by ‘‘the great depression” 1 of 1930 to 1936. A graduate of the Arizona State Teachers College at Tempe and with several years of business ex perience, I feel myself well quali fied for the office I seek. To a very real desire to be competent and obliging in the discharge of the duties of county treasurer, I must also add that the further edu-i cation of my boys i 8 a matter of deep concern with me. I feel sure that the mothers and fathers of this county will appreciate my; natural desires in this direction,! and that they will support me at the polls next September.” —o Mrs. Loyd Montgomery and son are soon to leave for a visit with her daughter in California. LOCAL PAPER for LOCAL PEOPLE NUMBER 14 Womans Club Burns Mortgage The Coolidge Woman’s Club , held a special “Mortgage-Burning” rite Thursday morning. May 23. , Mrs. James Luthy had charge as the program. The club house ' mortgage was placed on a tray in . the center of a long table in front ! of which were thirteen white (! candles standing in green cups all ( j in a row ready to be lighted by I the past presidents, or in case of ! their oisability to be present by I their vice-president as representa i tive, in order of their rank of I service. As each ,lighted her candle she enumerated various im% I portant events during her past ingenuity and struggles. After thi s each president or her repre sentative touched her lighted candle to the Club Mortgage which had been contracted for September i 18, 1928, to finance the cub build ing, and liquidated April 10. 1940. Thus terminated another his torical event in the Club’s history. The following are the past presidents or their representatives together with their year of service ’ who participated in the Mortgage -1 Burning rite: Mrs. Anna Clark 1 Christensen, 1926-28, represented by Mrs. J. C. Jayne; Mrs. Earl Patterson, 1928-29, represented by 1 Mrs. W. H. Farnsworth; Mrs. 1 Berta Hamilton, (now deceased), 1 1929, represented by Mrs. James Luthy; Mrs. Luth, 1930; Mrs. R. ' J. Jones, 1930-32; Mrs. Wm. Jack son, 1932-33; Mrs. Asa Gardner, 1933-34; Mrs. R. T. Pratheu. 1934- : 35; Mrs. W. H. Farnsworth, 1935- ’ 36; Mrs. W. C. Pew. 1936-37; Mrs. D. S. Davis. 1937-38, represented by Mrs. Clark J. Wells; Mrs. M. M. Ware, 1938-39; and Mrs. E. D. Chandler, 1939-40. The club room was beautifully decorated with many lovelv baskets of flowers. The breakfast tables were centered with pepper tree leaves and seasonal flowers with attractive “Mortgage from Coolidge Woman's Club” pßace cards. Preceding the burning of the mortgage a delicious straw berry and waffle breakfast was served at 9 o’clock by the follow ing hostesses: Mrs. Fred Slater, chairman, assisted by Mesdames Virginia Bolin, Robert Springfield, Earl Hicks, Nate Zahalsky, and J. H. Tovrea. Mrs. Jackson asked Wessing. The membebrs, led by Mrs. R. W. Taylor, sang, “God B’ess America” with Mrs. Hicks at the piano. After the burning of the mortgage a short business session was held with Mrs. E. D. Chandler retiring president, in charge. Re ports of officers and committee chairmen were read and approved. The installing ceremony followed. Mrs. R. J. Jones installing officer, in charge, appointed Mrs. Wm. Jackson as installing marshal, and Mrs. Earl Hicks as installing or ganist. Officers installed were* Mesdames N. T. Olson, president; Mrs. ft. L. Sewell, first vice- presi dent; A. L. Nowell, second vio>- president; Robert M. Springfield, I recording secretary; Fred Slater, j treasurer; James Luthy, auditor: IR. J. Jones, reporter; and E. D. i Chandler and W. H. Farnsworth as ; Board of Director members. I The program chairman, Mrs. j Sewell, announced the club theme for next year, “The Woman’s Club J in the American Way” and read a partial list of the chairmen of the social and the financial projects for the ensuing year. Mrs. Olson presented a past president’s pin to the retiring president, Mrs. Chandler, who ie sponded very graciously. o Died Saturday George Dewey Cunningham, who j was operated on for goitre at Florence Hospital, died at the hospital Saturday. He was a resi | dent of Coolidge 8 years and was | 41 years old the son of J. I. Cun ningham with whom he made his home. The funeral services were held at the Cole & Maud Mortuary in Coolidge Monday at 5 o’clock with Rev. E. M. Ward officiating. Interment was made in the Flor ence cemetery.