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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.'
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
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,
Mis s Eugenia Brandon presented
the Readers Digest award to Wal
Athletic awards were made by
Herman Libkind, assistant coach,,
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
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Census of Coolidge
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
P. T. A. News
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!
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.”
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Play First Game
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-
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
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,
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.
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
■ 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.
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
Call For U. S. Marine
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
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.
Ethel Griffin A
Candidate For Pinal
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.”
Mrs. Loyd Montgomery and son
are soon to leave for a visit with
her daughter in California.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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