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A Cup of
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
* * *
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
* * *
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
• • •
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.
Legion Auxiliary To Meet
The regular meeting of the
American Legion auxiliary will be
held next Monday night, Mrs.
Frank Watson, the president, an
San Carlos
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.
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Coolidge Bears
In Last Home
Game Friday
Defeat Florence 32 to 20
In Thrill Packed
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
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
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
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
Funeral services were conducted
at the Cole and Maud mortuary at
2 p. m. Saturday. Burial was made
in the Casa Grande Cemetery.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Prizes Awarded
As Climax To
“Days of ’49”
' f
Mathews Paints Realistic
Picture of International
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
“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
“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
•“Armament which will make us
the most powerful military nation
in the world and conscription are
our only answers,” Mathews
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.
Bill Akers of Florence won
three prizes in the cock fights
held during the three days of the
celebration to top honors in that
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
Mr. Martin Talla spent the week
end with his parents in Coolidge.
Mr. Talla is a student at the Uni
versity at Tucson.
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
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 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
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.
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
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
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.
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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.

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