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Coffey W. C. Ketchersid of Prescott, Coolidge resident, had a lucky ac cident recently. He was thrown from a horse and landed 40 feet below in a rock pile while riding along a trail north of the Grand Canyon. Although bruised some what, Mr. Ketchersid suffered no broken bones, and was able to be here for the ‘‘Days of ’49.” * * * The Examiner's Indian printer,: Clarence Norris, who has filled an important role in this paper’s publication for several years, was laid up with a siege of flu for several days this past week, but is back on the job again in time: to help with this issue. It seems that we appreciate our helpers ' even more when we are without them. * * * Father Patrick J. Murphy, pastor of the St. Anthony’s Catholic j church at Casa Grande, wishes and is working hard to give Coo lidge a church worthy of it and something of which the community can be proud despite any dif ference of faiths or creeds. As Father Murphy says: “The Catholic church is open to all at all times and the priest is always Hiere to serve all no matter what their creed or nationality. The motto is: ‘All things to all men.’ St. Paul.” * • * A voter in Clifton was so definitely Willkie and anti-Roose velt that he made it plain on his ballot. He put an X in front of Willkie and an X behind Willkie. Opiiosite Roosevelt's name he wrote “H—— no!” Several bal lots were spoiled because the voters checked all the names in all party columns; others were spoiled when the voter drew a line through the Prohibition party column, apparently assuming he was preventing the return of pro hibition. * * * William R. Mathews, publisher of the Arizona Daily Star, gave an excellent Armistice day address here Monday. His speech was anything but rosy as regards the international situation and United States involvement therein are concerned, but neverthless one can t help hut give him a hand for his direct and analytical approach. Mathews has correctly forcast about all the European develop ments in tlu- last two years, so one can’t sit hack and call him an alarmist. • • • Talk about lucky tinting! Just ask Carl Anderson of the U.S. ir rigation service here. Mr. Ander son returned to the office about 8 o'clock Saturday evening in time to scare away a would-be burglar who scurried off leaving his tools in front of the safe. Had Mr. An derson entered the building sooner lie might have been a target for the thug attempting to escape. Had he returned later—well the service could have lost a little more than a dollar in cash on hand, Mr. Anderson declares. The man entered the building through the basement window. • * • The “Days of ’49” suffered a cold weather setback Sunday and Monday which put a damper on the celebration to a certain ex-' tent. According to the news it | was really cold back in the mid-! west what with snow drifts and 5S j mile an hour winds and people ' suffering, so we should consider I ourselves fortunate even though the attendance for the big days j was cut down. * * * I came to Coolidge about five; weeks, ago, and during that time have made the acquaintance of many local people. However, it appears that I will have to get acquainted over again with the men 1 have met since the “Days of '49” beards are being shaved off and the men are wearing dif ferent “faces.” * * * Dan Dulin thinks it is more profitable to serve chicken than to fight ’em. His favorite cock was defeated and completely de molished in Sunday's fights. Front now on Dan will stick to serving, lit says. o Legion Auxiliary To Meet The regular meeting of the American Legion auxiliary will be held next Monday night, Mrs. Frank Watson, the president, an nounces. San Carlos Reservoir Report for Week Ending Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1940, 7 a.m. Capacity 1,200,000 ac. ft. Contents, Nov. 6 1,239 ac. ft. Contents, Nov. 13.... 1,541 ac. ft. Gain during wk 302 ac. ft. »«ACWr\r Jcs lO N VOLUME ELEVEN Coolidge Bears In Last Home Game Friday Defeat Florence 32 to 20 In Thrill Packed Contest Winning their sixth straight game of the season against the highly touted Florence Gophers la'st Friday night, the Coolidge Union high school Bears take the field against Ajo in their last home stand of the season tomorrow night under the local floodlights. The game will start at 8 o’clock. The Florence contest last week was a thriller front start to finish even though Coolidge scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and added one each in the second and fourth periods to win 32 to 20. Coolidge started off with a bung when Halfback Mode gal loped 71 yards after a quarterback sneak on the first play of thej game. Coolidge failed to make the extra point and Florence came back a few minutes later to take j a 7to 6 lead when Johnson j crashed over front the seven yard line after a poor Bear punt went out of bounds on the 20 yard line. Coolidge retaliated soon with a 70 yard touchdown sleeper pass, Simmons to Perkins, to bring their score up to 13. Another touchdown after straight football with Perkins smashing over gave the Bears a 20 to 7 first period lead. In the second period Perkins dashed to the Florence 30 yard line and Simmons swept around enci from the 25 to score another counter for the Bears, giving them a 2f> to 7 halftime lead. Florence came back strong in the third quarter. After being stopped on one drive on the 14 yard line, the Gophers came hack with a 47 yard touchdown play, Johnson receiving a forward pass and lateralling to Mariscal who crossed the goal line standing up. In the fourth quarter Florence scored once more to bring the score to 26 to 20, Mariscal count ing the Gophers’ third touchdown from the 7 yard line after a fum ble was recovered. Late in the final period Coo lidge tallied its fifth touchdown after Wuertz recovered for the Bears on the Florence 17 yard line. Mode swept around his left end to put the game on ice for Coolidge. The lineups: Coolidge Florence Simmons LE Herrera; Wuertz Lt Schewel Wieting LG Mariscal Wellborn C Cooper McCullough RG Cochran Shoemaker RT Johnson Martin RE Goodman j Smothers QB Dixon Perkins LH Mariscal Mode RH Espinoza Nichols FB Johnson o Coolidge Farmer Passes Away In Tucson Hospital Emmett Marshall Hughes, 38, a farmer, died last Wednesday eve ning in the Good Saniaritain hospital at Tucson. Before coming to this community where he had been farming, he resided in Texas. Mr. Hughes is survived by his widow Cleo Hughes, and three children, Jack, Odus and Billy. He also leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hughes, Ferona, Tex.; three brothers, Buford and Paul of Ferona, and Silas of Eloy; four sisters, Mrs. Erma Stanford of Ferona, Mrs. Laura Stephenson, California, Mrs. Arvis Taylor, Coo lidge, and Mrs. Mildred Wright of Phoenix. Funeral services were conducted at the Cole and Maud mortuary at 2 p. m. Saturday. Burial was made in the Casa Grande Cemetery. o Baptist Revival To Begin Sunday The Baptist revival will begin Sunday morning, and will continue through the following Sunday. H. A. Zimmerman, state correspond ing secretary will be in charge of the preaching services. The church also expects to start a young people’s choir. COOLIDGE HUNTERS STILL ACTIVE; DEER BROUGHT IN OVER WEEK END t From reports there still seems I to bo quite a lot of excitement i among the game hunters. A num-| her of the boys went deer hunting over the week end, and they still seem to be bringing back their deer, even though it is cold. Reports are that there seem to be not only an increase of water fowl this year, but that shooting is really good. The Sunday follow- i ing the opening of the season for ducks seemed to be the best day. The Picacho lake, according to these reports, was the scene of a hunting contest. There were near ly as many women as there were! men. They even came in trailers. The hunters report that the rea son for the good day of hunting was due to the water being low, thus making it difficult for the ducks to land. Since the tempera-! ture has fallen the Mallard j Club Announces Library Open To All Town People - .. The library hoard of the Coolidge Woman’s club announces that the library will be opened to the town people this year. The library will he located in the Coolidge Wo man’s club building and will be open twice a week on Monday eve nings from 6 to 8, and on every Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4:30. The library will be open free to club members, but the town peo ple, who are not members will be charged $1 a year. This is less than one-third cent a day. The library will be open to any one in town. From reports there are now 500 books in the library. The club has for its theme “Club Women and America’s Ways,” so the mem bers are trying to see how many persons read books on American life. The members of the library board are Mrs. Natt Dodge, char man, Mesdames D. S. Davis, Clark Wells, P. W. Hannah and Charles Steen, junior representative. The library will open tonight at the Library Card club meeting which will be held in the club house. Bridge and Liverpool rum my will be played during the eve ning, and cash prizes will be awarded. The card party will be gin at 8 o’clock. Mrs. Wells will be in charge. o Recreational Center To Open This Saturday Recreational sports fans, if they happen to like bowling, ping pong or horse shoe pitching, will have a place to go in Coolidge now with the opening of the Coo lidge Recreational Center. The new business, located one door west of the San Carlos hotel on Central avenue, will he managed by Mr. Ray Lindemann, who has done considerable recreational work in Coolidge in the past few years. The Recreational Center dif ferent from most bowling alleys in that it will feature both regular size and duck pin bowling, will have its grand opening Saturday. A $22.50 radio will be given to the person howling the highest j score during the first week, start- j ing Saturday, Nov. 6, and ending 1 Saturday, Nov. 23, midnight. 0 Albert Melton Cuts , Arm In Accident Albert Melton met with an ac cident recently when his arm was injured. The accident occured when Melton was at the Richfield station, across from the Coolidge theater. He stuck his arm through some broken glass, cutting some main arteries and blood vessels in his arm. By the time that Albert was taken to the doctor’s office he had lost a pint of blood, thus causing him to faint. Eight stitches had to be taken in the arm. o DeMolay Initiation Monday The members of the Ho-Ho-Kam chapter, Order of DeMolay, post poned their meeting last Monday night due to conflict with holiday plans, and are going to initiate the two candidates next Monday night at 7:30. “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, APJZONA THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1940 j ducks are seen upon the water, whereas when it was warmer the ! lake was better for the teal, a smaller duck. The quail season, which opened Friday, Nov. 2. doesn’t look quite so favorable, for the quail seem to ! be scarce this year. There is some misunderstand ing about the purchase of a federal migratory bird hunting stamp, which is purchased in addition to the hunting license. The stamps are purchased at the post office. The fund for the stamps is used for the conservation of the water foul. In addition to the ducks there are some geese too. These seem to he also scarce, but it is reported that the geese are getting more plentiful each year. Among those getting geese were Mr. England, and Cecil Wellborn. Thomas Redman Dies Suddenly Os Heart Attack Funeral services for Thomas Lafayette Redman, 61, who died of a heart attack Thursday morning, were held at the Cole and Maud mortuary Sunday afternoon. Mr. Redman, who lived about four miles from Coolidge, passed away suddenly while sitting at the counter in Dan's case. Although he had been subject to frequent heart attacks, his death came as a shock to relatives and friends. Born in Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 16. 1879, Mr. Redman lived in the Casa Grande Valley for the past 12 years, moving to Arizona from Texas where he lived a great share of his life. Surviving are }frs. Redman; one son. J. L. Redman, of Gypsum, Colo.; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth of Long Beach, Calif., and Miss Margaret Redman of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister. Miss Mable Red man of Little Field, Tex.; and two brothers, J. S. Redman of Little Field, Tex., and Frank of Dallas. The services Sunday were in charge of the Rev. S. A. Bryant of the Church of Christ at Phoe nix. Burial was at the Double Buttes cemetery at Tempe. Pall bearers were Messrs. C. C. Clements, Neal McCown, M. M. Ware, Rufus Johnston, Curtis Oswalt and Eswell Bennett. o Local Graduate Given Recognition Friends and former classmates of Miss Mary Gardner from Coo lidge were happy to learn of the recognition she received recently when she took part in the first of the two fall quarter recitals of piano solo class at the state col lege at Flagstaff. The recitals, which are directed by Miss Vena Ewing, instructor in piano at the Flagstaff college are held on the first and seventh weeks of each quarter. The recitals give those who are in the class practical experience in playing before an audience, and it also provides an evening of entertainment for the members of the class and their guests. Miss Gardner played “Impromtu” by Schubert, at the recital, which was held in Miss Ewing’s home. o Street Signs Placed On Arizona Blvd. Steel street signs arrived in Coo lidge last week and were placed along Arizona boulevard at all in tersecting streets. The signs for the rest of Coo lidge will be placed as soon as county engineering surveys have been completed, according to Paul Loucks, secretary of the local chamber of commerce. o Robberies In Coolidge Several robberies occured in Coolidge Saturday evening. Evi dently the thief must have been after clothing and bedding for he entered two homes in Coolidge and took possession of those articles. The house of Mrs. Mary Britton in North Coolidge was entered, while she was away. On returning home Mrs. Britton found that she had been robbed. Catholic Church Dedication Here On December 1 Notables From All Parts Os State Will Attend Plans are underway for the formal dedication of the new St. James Catholic church in Coolidge for Sunday, Dec. 1, by the Most Rev. Daniel J. C.ercke, D.D., Bishop of Tucson, Father Patrick J. Mur phy announces. After the dedication, a luncheon will he served at the Coolidge Union high school at which notables from all parts of the state will speak. More than 250 out-of-town guests are expected for the luncheon and church ser vices. Gov. Rob Jones will he present and the fourth degree Knights of Columbus from both Phoenix and Tucson will attend the dedication. Father Murphy wishes to extend an invitation to the public to at tend the church ceremony and luncheon, particularly Coolidge people, and states: “I give the people of Coolidge the highest praise for their co operation and good-will and hope that they will help to make this a gala day for their city and make it another step forward in the growth of their city and its edu cational institutions as that is the role the church plays in the life of a community. “Religion always cooperates with Americanism in furthering the life of the citizen to be good in this land of exile and ready for the land of eternity as the curtain is drawn. The church builds not for now but for always because there she is eternal, and so are men’s souls.” The church will not be completed by the dedication date, as all of the art decorations will have to be done afterward. The church will be kept true to the mission type and the historic days of Ari zona and the southwest. A new rectory will be built after Christ mas on the east side of the church, and the landscaping of the grounds will be done as soon as possible. The ceremonies will be broad cast on a state-wide hook-up, and there will he a musical program. Rishop Gereke will preach the sermon at the Solemn High Mass. Moving Pictures At Today’s Rotary Club Meeting Moving pictures shown by Dr. B. L. Steward of his trip into Canada are in store for members of the Rotary club at their weekly meeting this noon at the Com munity church basement, Rill Urton, program chairman, an nounces. t Last week's program included musical numbers under the direct ion of Mrs. Edna Pearl Steward. Miss Nancy Raker, accompanied by Miss Patricia Tweed, both of the Coolidge grammar school, sang a solo, and other numbers includ ed a trio by Myrtle Yohn, Miss Raker and Miss Tweed, and group song by Miss Yohn, Miss Baker, Mrs. Avis Hobby, Mrs. R. W. Taylor and Mrs. L. R. Winkler with Miss Tweed accompanying at the piano. Also on the program was a talk on the history of Coolidge by Mr. Arnold Kelm of the Coolidge Union high school faculty. Mr. Kelm wrote his master’s thesis at the University of Arizona on this sub ject. Visitors were the Rev. A. A. Kidd of the First Methodist church, Rev. George W. McConk ley of the Bethel Methodist church in Phoenix, and Roy Lee Garrett of the local high school who was initiated as a Junior Rotarian. GO TO THE SHOW FREE Find the San Carlos Theatre advertisement. If your name appears in the advertisement you are entitled to a free ticket to the show above your name. All you need for admittance is a clipping of the San Carlos Theatre advertisement appear ing in this newspaper. I Prizes Awarded As Climax To “Days of ’49” ' f Mathews Paints Realistic Picture of International Situation Painting a realistic picture of the international situation, Wil liam R. Mathews, publisher of the Arizona Daily Star at Tucson and prominent Legionnaire, addressed an attentive audience at the Arm istice day program at the San Carlos theatre Monday morning, Mathews’ picture was far from optimistic as he forecast the def inite possibility of the United States entering the war within the next year in order to regain the liberty which this country fought for 22 years and has since lost. “We must look at the situation realistically,” Editor Mathews declared, “and not apathetically as England did four years ago un less we want to pay the price for peace that England is paying to day. “We must face the price we will have to pay for liberty; we must be willing to serve through con scription, other sacrifices and struggle in order to preserve the liberty we have cherished for so many years,” the speaker said. Washington is deeply concerned, although we do not face an im mediate invasion, Mr. Mathews pointed out, but the fact remains that if England is defeated we will be a nation isolated in a world of enemies. If English power is broken we will face hostile pow ers in both the Atlantic and the Pacific. •“Armament which will make us the most powerful military nation in the world and conscription are our only answers,” Mathews stated. Editor Mathews told of his trav els in the orient and in Europe during the last five years and of his first-hand experiences in Nazi Germany and other totalitarian states. He pointed out that the Nazi movement was more than military almost a religious movement with unlimited objec tives, comparing the strength of the movement with that of Alex ander the Great and Caesar. “Ultimately we will have to clash with this movement,” Edi tor Mathews stated. “We might send the fleet to Singapore, or we might send more naval units and planes to England soon. ' “At any rate we must be a uni ted nation behind our President’s leadership if we are to gain re spect from our enemies, and we must have courage, honor and justice rather than cowardice, sel fishness and weakness if we are to remain the last citadel of free j dom,” the speaker concluded. , Also on the program were sev r eral selections by the Coolidge Union high school band, the sing " ing of “God Bless America” led | by Mrs. R. W. Taylor, a minute of silence at 11 o’clock, singing of ’ “Taps” by Mrs. Taylor, and the in ’ vocation led by the Rev. E. M. t Ward of Florence. Mrs. Frank Watson of the c American Legion auxiliary presid ed over the program. On the j stage were District Vice-Command j er Ansel Taylor, Past Vice-Com > mander Martin L. Talla, Com mander Kenyon Harris, Mrs. Wat son and Mrs. Taylor of Coolidge; Mrs. Geraldine Lewis and Rever ' end Ward of Florence, and Mr. Ernest Hendrix and Mrs. Rose Rainey of Casa Grande. 1 t 5 BILL AKERS WINS COCK FIGHT PRIZES Bill Akers of Florence won three prizes in the cock fights held during the three days of the celebration to top honors in that event. Little Jackie Sturgeon of Coo lidge won a prize in the cock fighting, and Mr. Moore from Globe copped two awards. Other prizes went to a contest ant from Superior and one from Globe. o Mr. Martin Talla spent the week end with his parents in Coolidge. Mr. Talla is a student at the Uni versity at Tucson. NUMBER 33 i:> Florence Jr. Woman’s Club, Future Farmers, Have Best Floats As a climax to the “Days of ’49” celebration here, prizes for the best floats and costumes were awarded at the Grand Ball Moil day evening. Winning the first prize of $5 in the float division w r ere the Flor ence Junior Woman’s club for the best patriotic float and the Future Farmers of America of the Coo lidge Union high school for the best ’49er float. Second prize winners, who were awarded $2.50, were the Coolidge Rotary club in the patriotic division and the Home Economics club of the Coolidge Union high school in the ’49er division. In the bicycle division Jackie Grabe, first, and Ferrel Johns, second, were awarded respective prizes of $1.50 and $1 for the best patriotic wheels. The best deco rated ’49er bicycles were those ridden by Minnie Barker and Grif fin Dodge, who also were awarded prizes of $1.50 and sl, respective ly- Costume prizes were awarded to Mrs. Clyde Skousen and Miss Jane Howard in the ladies’ division, and to Davey Davis and Wesley Mc- Intyre in the men’s. Mrs. Skousen received $3, a finger wave and a box of snuff; Miss Howard was awarded $2, a finger wave and a corn cob pipe. Davis, winner for the second consecutive year, was given $3, a shave and a plug of tobacco. Mc- Intyre received $2, a shave and a sack of Bull Durham. HORSE RACES HELD SUNDAY Horse races were run at the rodeo grounds south of Coolidge Sunday afternoon as a feature of the “Days of *49” celebration. These races were in charge of Mike Sims. Four match running races com prised the events for the after noon. In the first race a horse owned by Mr. Oliver of Phoenix won over a horse owned by Dave Clineman of Coolidge. In the second contest Nelse Morrison of Coolidge beat Louis Johnson, also of Coolidge. In the third and fourth events, Sam Kinnney’s horse lost to Brownie Gaskell and Berney Ber nard, both of Coolidge. The rodeo, scheduled for Mon day, was called off due to lack of enough entries. ARMISTICE DAY PARADE COLORFUL Staging one of the most color ful parades in the town’s history, the American Legion auxiliary sponsored event Monday morning attracted many participants, on lookers and much favorable com ment. Headed by the American Legion, the paVade included the Florence Union high school band, the kids’ decorated bicycle division, Order of DeMolay, Odd Fellows, Florence Junior Woman’s club, Lions club, . Legion auxiliary, fire department, Coolidge Woman’s club, Rotary . club, Young Veazey, John Deere and Oliver, Coolidge Union high . school band, Future Farmers of America, San Carlos theatre, Home Ec club and the Chamber of Commerce. The parade started at the park on North Main street, headed i south to Coolidge avenue, where ; it marched one block west, one > block north and one block east t back to the San Carlos theatre, where it dispersed and the crowd -1 gathered inside for the Armistice 1 1 day program. i o Fire Dept. Offers Prize Ray Snider, fire chief, urges all i members of the Coolidge Volunteer fire department to be out for practice at 7 o’clock next Monday < night. •> A prize of $2 will be given to - the best drill team in Monday night’s workout.