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Coffey Maurice Zahalsky demonstrated rood sportsmanship in choosing up shies in the golf match played her*> Sunday and yet his team won against J. Moody’s team. Being I allowed first choice, Zahalsky fail ed to pick George Hayduke, Coo- j lidge’s ace golfer, and then his hoys proceeded to win the match i b\ one stroke and a chicken din ner served at Dan’s case last night. * * • We didn’t feel the least bit honored to receive one of those books from the German Library of Information which the Dies com mittee has been talking about late 1> in the daily press. The only interest we have taken* in the re (•iving this mis( ?) information published by the German foreign office is to note just what kind of propaganda the Gestapo is feeding I or trying to feed the American public. * * • A story from Zanesville, Ohio, brings out the fact that even p,.rch milk thieves are discriminat ing vandals: “Not satisfied with stealing milk from the porches of Zanesville residences, the thief (or thievesi leaves notes to the milk man for whipping cream—and then steals it.” • * * Emma and Eva, when they re turned from Phoenix wearing their brand new fur coats, thought Dan would close, but Dan says he fool ed them and stayed open. * * » Out of town notables who will speak at the dedication of the St. James Catholic church here Dec. 1 will include the Most Rev. Daniel J. Gercke of Tucson; Al fred Atkinson, president of the I’niversity of Arizona; Gov. Robert T. Jones; Sen. William Coxon; Col. H. C. James of Tuc son; Harry V. Bene of Phoenix; J J. O'Dowd of Tucson; Dr. Paul V. Palmer of Phoenix; and General Tuthill of Phoenix. Principal R. W. Taylor of the Coolidge Union high school will give the address of welcome. Father P. J. Murphy invites everyone in Coolidge to turn out for the dedication pro gram. including musical program in the morning, luncheon at noon and dedication services in the afternoon. • • * Father Murphy is to be com mended for the time and effort it has taken to prepare such an out standing program and service for the dedication ceremonies here. Coolidge people. regardless of < reed, should show their apprecia tion by accepting the invitation to attend these ceremonies. We should give thanks at this Thanks giving time that we live in a coun try which is dedicating churches —not destroying churches. * * » At the meeting of the State ( Secretaries of the Chamber of Commerce Association held recent ly in Phoenix —and. by the way, , Paul Loucks, local secretary, represented Coolidge—it was point ed out that in 1933 six states were conducting national tourist adver tising promotions and now 44 states are engaged in this activity. It was agreed upon that the Ari zona state legislature should pass a good, fair national advertising bill. With tourist trade in this country increasing each year we believe here is one expenditure of the taxpayer’s dollar that will bring real dividends. • • * Reflecting top-notch craftsman ship. painstaking care as to detals, the Romantic-Progressive edition of the Arizona Republic and the Phoenix Gazette published last week end is informative through out. The 176-page edition con tains 16 sections of which 12 form the Romantic Progressive Arizona edition proper. Pinal county comes in for attention with a nice display given Coolidge as “the fastest growing town in America.” < o Chamber Planning Annual Banquet Plans are being made for the second annual Boosters’ banquet by the Coolidge Chamber of Com merce. The banquet will be held at the Coolidge Union high school gym nasium Monday, Dec. 9, with the program arrangements in charge of Mr. Fred Slater. San Carlos Reservoir Report for Week Ending Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1940, 7 a.m. Capacity 1,200,000 ac. ft. Contents. Nov. 13.... 1.541 ac. ft. Contents. Nov. 20.... 6.670 ac. ft. Gain during wk 5.129 ac. ft. Ml lUU Luyuui MJ lU§| I - /itV i| 1i r®Fiu£ La. ■«, VOLUME ELEVEN Cotton Growers In Pinal County Win State Awards 4-H Club Also Takes Prizes At Phoenix State Fair Pinal county cotton growers cap tured a majority of the prizes at the Arizona state fair cotton ex hibit, it was reported by the fair commission. Growers and their winnings of cotton were as fol lows; Seed cotton, American-Egyptian, R. 11. Ratcliff, Casa Grande, first. Lint Cotton, American-Egyptian, R. 11. Ratcliff, Casa Grande, first. Acala Cotton plant—R. If. Rat cliffe, Casa Grande, first and Geo. A. Hanna, Coolidge. second. Acala Seed cotton —M. IT. Mont gomery, Casa Grande, first. Lint Cotton, Acala —Frank Will iams, Casa Grande, first, and F. E. Foster, Casa Grande, second. Acala Cotton Special Frank Williams, Casa Grande, first. PiVial County 4-H Club Winners at State Fair, Phoenix Field crops: Field corn, any variety not in cluded In any other class—John Feliz, Florence, first. Yellow dent corn, grown under irrigation—Wesley Holden Mam moth. second. Exhibit of Range grasses—Gor don Wallace, Hayden Junction, sec ond. Open exhibit, 10 heads of milo maize, Rob Standridge Eloy, first and Jack Hughes, Toltec, second. Hegari—Wesley Holden, Mam moth, first, and John Feliz, Flor ence, second. Peck of beans. Dean Holden, Mammoth, first and Wesley Hol den, Mammoth, second. Open exhibit, sample of seed cotton, Alvin Johnson. Casa Gran de first, and John Feliz, Florence second. Pound of lint cotton David White. Casa Grande, first and John Feliz, Florence, second. Exhibit of cotton plant—David White, Casa Grande, first. Potato Club, peck of sweet pota toes—Ray Fulton, Sacton. first. Garden Club, Largest field pump kin —Duane McKinney, Sacaton. first. Bartlett pears, Wesley Holden. Mammoth, first, and Laurence Hol den, Mammoth, second. Grapefruit, Marsh seedless Wesley Holden, Mammoth, first, and Ray Fulton, Sacaton, second. Grapefruit, Pink Marsh Ray Fulton, Sacaton, first. Pomegranates, plate of five Wesley Holden, Mammoth, first and Dean Holden, Mamoth, sec ond. 4-H club records: Rest individual girl’s record book —Johnnie Payne, Coolidge, second. Crafts: Leather and Metal craft: Best metal ash tray—Fay Hall, Picacho, first, and Betty Mc- Daniels, Picacho, second. Best metal book-end —Fay Hall, Picacho, first, and Camille Man ning, Picacho, second. Best metal tray or bowl—Fay Hall, Picacho, first and Camille Manning, Picacho, second. Best metal article —Rafael San doval, Oracle, first and Crispin Mendoza, Picacho, second. Best leather bookmark —Richard Jones, Casa Grande, first and Betty McDaniels, Picacho, second. Best billfold —Richard Jones, Casa Grande, second. Best coin purse—Doris Brady, Picacho first, and Betty McDaniels, Picacho, second. Best belt —Doris Brady, Picacho, first. Best leather article Richard Jones, Casa Grande, first, Crispin Mendoza, Picacho, second. First year Handicraft: Best book-end —Dickey Ramsey, Oracle, first. Best stool —Edward Ochoa, Ora cle, first. Best cut-out, jig saw r Rita Garcia, Oracle, first, and Beatrice Sandoval, Oracle, second. Second year Handicraft; Rest rack, any variety—Rafael Sandoval, Oracle, second. Best wood carving—Benny Lo pez, Oracle, first and Dickey Ram sey, Oracle, second. The Casa Grande 4-H Livestock juding team, comprised of Ced rick Darter, David White, and Tommy Earley, placed in the fol lowing division: Judging hogs—Second; Judging poultry—first (tie); Judging mut- Mothers’ Club To Be Organized By DeMolay Chapter A Mothers’ club will be organiz ed by the Ho-Ho-Kam chapter, Order of DeMolay after the regular meeting next Monday eve ning, . it has been announced. Two candidates will be inducted into the order at the regular meet ing at 7:30, and the mothers have been invited to attend a special session at 9 o’clock. Refreshments will be served. At the meeting last Monday eve ning Frederick Roscoe Sands of Florence and Walter Eugene Wea ver of Casa Grande were initiated into the Ho-Ho-Kam chapter. Red Cross Roll Call Being Made Here This Week Mrs. C. A. Clements Acting As Director In Coolidge The Red Cross roll call is being made in Coolidge this week with Mr. C. A. Clements acting as director. The call was started Tuesday and is expected to be completed Friday. The director announced that a quota of S2OO must be raised. The Junior Woman's club met Monday evening and sewed on baby layouts, and material has been purchased for women dresses and some of the local women will be asked to work on them. Mrs. Clements has appointed as aides Mrs. C. M. Mangun and Mrs. D. S. Davis for the business dis trict. Mrs. George Murr for North j Coolidge, Mrs. W. R. Elliott for West Coolidge, Marguerite Chimits for the grammar school, Marie Chimits for the high school, Mr. Harry Culbert for Kenilworth schools, Mrs. Parke Soule and Miss Lillian Nicholar for the govern ment service. o Zahalsky's Team Wins Golf Match, Chicken Dinner Maurice Zahalsky’s golf team won a chicken dinner at Dan’s case last evening as a result of defeating C. J. Moody’s team on the local golf course last Sunday. The losers were behind only one stroke on the final tabulation — 636 to 637. The two golf leaders chose up sides and then proceeded to play 18 holes of hard fought match play. George Hayduke, although on the losing side, came through with the best individual score, making a 76. Clayton Loveless, playing on the winning team, was second best with a 79. The summary; Maurice Zahalsky, (c) 46 39 85 Clayton Loveless 42 37 79 Nick Hayduke 40 43 83 Louis Hall 44 47 91 Ray Lindemann 53 45 98 R. E. L. Webb 49 49 98 Pat Kline 50 52 102 Total 636 C. J. Moody, (c) 41 43 84 George Hayduke 38 38 76 Natt Zahalsky 44 46 90 Bill Perkins 55 46 101 Carleton Woody 47 50 97 Mose Cooper 48 49 97 Byrd Laflore 44 48 92 Total 637 Wildcats Face Lobos Tucson, Nov. 21 —The University of Arizona Wilcats are in a bad spot for this week end, facing the New Mexico Lobos in Tucson on Nov. 23, and the situation wasn't manufactured by a doleful grid scout. ton, sheep—Second; Highest Scor ing teams —Second. Cedrick Darter won the honor of highest scoring individual in the judging of all divisions of live stock. Last year Cedrick and Tom my Earley were the winning Dairy Demonstration Team in the junior division at the 4-H club Round-up in Tucson. The members of the judging team are all doing their fourth year in 4-H club work. The team is being trained by Dan W. Clerke, assistant county agricul tural agent of Pinal county. “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, APJZONA THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1940 Mrs. Lydia Bomar Killed By Hit, Run Driver Saturday Services Conducted At Mi gratory Camp On Monday Mrs. Lydia Bomar, age 43, was a victim of a hit and run driver Saturday evening about 8 o’clock near Coolidge. Mrs. Bomar was killed while walking along the highway with her husband. Mr. and Mrs. Bomar had left the car they had been driving because of a tire puncture, and had left the children with the car. It was re ported that the car which hit Mrs. Bomar had only one light. The driver of the car was taken into custody later, and Justice of the Peace Charles Elledge said a charge of manslaughter for leav ing the scene of the accident would he filed. Before her death Mrs. Bomar re sided at the 11 Mile corner migra tory camp. Previous to this Mrs. Bomar had lived in Arkansas, hav ing been born in Beede, Ark. Mrs. Bomar was taken to the Walker hospital immediately after the accident, and was taken to the Cole and Maud mortunary soon after. Survivors are her husband and several children. Funeral services were conducted from the ll Mile Corner camp Monday afternoon at 2:30. Mr. Cole and Mr. Maud were in charge of the services. Interment was made in the Mountain View ceme tery in Casa Grande. o Rains Contribute Good Runotf At Coolidge Dam Rains which fell generally over central Arizona Sunday and Mon day have contributed runoff of substantial benefit to the San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District. At 7 am. Monday 2.22 inches of rain had fallen at Coolidge dam during the preceding 24 hours. It is understood that rain started on Monday and continued throughout the night in the Safford area above Coolidge reservoir. Rain on the project during Mon day measured 1.23 inches at Casa Grande and 1.07 inches at Casa Grande Ruins near Coolidge. Storage in San Carlos Reservoir which stood at 1,700 acre feet on last Saturday morning had increas ed to approximately 6,670 acre feet on Wednesday morning of this week. For the 25 hour period end ing 7 a.m. Wednesday, an ad ditional .18 inches of rain was re ported at Coolidge dam. It is un derstood that the Gila river was running over the diversion dam at Ashurst-Hayden Wednesday morn ing and since the gates of the dam are closed, this water is probably coming from the San Pedro or being developed in the drainage area below Coolidge dam. * o Loleete Johnson Dies At Hospital Funeral services were conduct ed from the Cole and Maud mortu ary at 11 o’clock Tuesday morn ing for little Soleete Johnson, in fant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Johnson. The baby was born at the Pinal county hospital Friday, and died Sunday at the hospital. Rev. Joseph D. Easter, pastor of the Community Presbyterian church, officiated at the services. Music was furnished by Mrs. A. J. Dunaway, Mrs. Avis Hobby, and Mrs. B. L. Steward. The baby is survived by its parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis John son, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Talla, and a grandmother, Mrs. G. W. Johnson. Interment was made in the Mesa cemetery. o Recreational Center Opens The Coolidge Recreational Cen ter opened Saturday and has been attracting large crowds of bowlers. John Burke, with a 233, leads the scoring at present toward the $22.50 radio offered to the best score during the first week which closes Saturday at midnight. THANKSGIVING CUSTOMS HAVE CHANGED SINCE FIRST ONE IN 1621 By Ina Mae Reinhardt Thangsgiving Day is here once more! Oh, how time flies! Every one will he sitting down at their tables soon to enjoy either at ! home or elsewhere a feast pre pared for us, but before we begin this feast, my friends, let’s turn back the hands of time to the year 1621, and pretend we are present at each Thanksgiving observed up to the present time. Preceding the first Thanksgiving the governor of Plymouth colony sent four men out to hunt for game for the feast. The men Census Figures Show Coolidge Population 2,569 Now Larger Than Any Other Town In County Coolidge’s unofficial 1940 popu lation figure will be 2,569 accord ing to word received from Wash ington, D. C„ by Mr. J. J. Jones. Some weeks ago additional data and information regarding the census taken here was sent to Sen. Carl Hayden. Don A. Gustin, assistant secretary to Senator Hayden, referred the matter to Mr. W. L. Austin, director of the bureau of the census, who report (d as follows; "An inspection of the schedules for the enumeration districts which include the unincorporated place of Coolidge, Ariz., shows as 1940 population of 2,569. Because of the non-existence of corporate limits, the boundaries of unin corporated places are difficult to determine. “It is possible that individuals may have been included in the cen sus of Coolidge who have lived be yond the boundaries, while others living within the boundaries may have bee*i excluded. Therefore the above figure must be consider ed unofficial, due to the fact that the beginning and the ending of the enumeration of Coolidge was not always clearly marked.” This figure makes Coolidge the largest town in Pinal county, fol lowed by Superior, Casa Grande and Florence, the county seat, o Mrs. Mary A. Nolan, Pioneer Educator, Dies At Florence Funeral services were held from the First Presbyterian church of Florence Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Mary A. Nolan, Florence resi dent since 1920, who passed away in the Pinal county hospital Fri day night, from an attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Nolan, who was a pioneer educator, was born Mary Ann Feely in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 29, 1865, of Irish parents. The family moved to Galconda, 111., where she spent her girlhood and she began teaching at an early age. She came to Arizona In 1895. where she taught in and around Prescott, where she married M. J. Nolan in 1898. After Mr. Nolan’s death in 1914, Mrs. Nolan returned to teaching, and came to Florence in 1920 to teach in the Florence grammar school, later becoming principal, which position she held until her retirement with pension in 1928. Mrs. Nolan has always been active in school, club and church work, having been a life long mem ber of the Presbyterian church. Surviving her are two daughters, Helen Nolan, teacher in the Casa Grande Schools and Marguerite Nolan, of Florence, two sons, Min ton Nolan of Sells, connected with the United States Indian service and Clarence C. Nolan, Florence town councilman, who is employed by the U.S.I.S. in Coolidge; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Minton Nolan and one grandson, Michael Nolan, of Sells, all of whom were present at the time of her death. She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Harry Wisher, Centralia, 111., Mrs. John Fitz Gerald, Chicago, 111., and Mrs. Carrie Lipe, Kansas City, Mo., Rev. S. B. Hannah, pastor of i the First Presbyterian church, of ficiated at the funeral services. found so many turkeys they kill ed enough in one day to last for an entire week. The tables were loaded with game, and fish and wild fruits from the forest, corn bread, and vegetables from the new gardens. The time was in October just after the harvest in stead of in November as is now the custom. The feast tables were covered with damask and lace. Next came the turkey, juicy and golden bronze. The turkeys had been covered with clay and roast ed to a delicious tenderness in hot ashes. The Indians were the guests at the first American harvest festival of the Pilgrim fathers. Oh such a feast as they had the first Thanksgiving. The following year misfortune met the Thanksgiving. With empty larders the people had been count ing the days until the spring sown crops would produce the Thanksgiving dinner, but the heavy drouth caused the corn to weather. After a very sad day a refreshing rain greeted the lands and about the same time a ship loaded with values and supplies was sighted. This caused much happiness, no doubt. We find no account, though, that tells us of feasting following the ship’s visit. It was not, however, until 10 year later in 1636 that we cele brated a Thanksgiving such as we have today. The colonists of Scituate in the Plymouth Colony gathered in the meeting house for singing, prayer and sermons until 12 o’clock. Then followed the psalm singing, and merry making. This was the first time that giving thanks had been mentioned, al though perhaps the early settlers did give thanks for their Thanks giving. In the course of the Revolution ary war the Continental Congress appointed Dec. 18, 1777, to be ob served generally as Thanksgiving Day, in consequence of the sur render of Burgoyne. President Washington later issued a procla mation recommending Nov. 26, 1789, to be kept as the “National Thanksgiving.” During this time Thanksgiving had just been cele brated in the New England states, but in 1864 the day was celebrat ed in the southern states. Presi dent Lincoln then issued a procla mation and fixed the last Thursday in November as the Thanksgiving day. The Thanksgiving most of us remember is our mothers prepar ing the dinner many weeks ahead. The traditional food was being prepared, but perhaps not in the same manner as in earlier times. Then when the final day arrived relatives would come and all the women would help finish up the. preparation of the meal. Everyone was busy from Grandpa to little Tod, each having his job. Each year the Thanksgiving customs have changed in certain ways. For instance the turkey is prepared differently, but it is still delicious. We have more conveni ences since the first Thanksgiving, but we probably eat just as much. But since so many things are happening in the world today be fore we forget we should all join on this day, 21st of November, in giving thanks for a free America. o J. F. Reinhardt’s Sister Passes Away At Houston, Texas Mr. J. F. Reinhardt received word Tuesday of the death of a sister, Mrs. Mamie Matthews, at Houston, Tex. Mrs. Matthews had been in poor health for about two years. At the time of her death Monday she was residing in Houston. Besides Mr. Reinhardt she is survived by two sisters, Miss Bes sie Reinhardt and Mrs. Carrie Mc- Neal, both of Hearne, Texas. Interment was made in the Hearne cemetery. 0 Baptist Revival Meeting Postponed The Baptist revival, which had been planned for this week, has been postponed because of the ill ness of the pastor, Rev. J. N. Campbell. A special church service was held Sunday evening at the First Baptist church. H. H. Zimmer man, state corresponding secre tary, was in charge of the preach ing services. NUMBER 38 Superior Court Now In Session At County Seat Alton Loper of Casa Grande Sentenced For 10 Year Term By Dorothy Fulton (Special to The Examiner) Florence—The last jury session of the Pinal county superior court to he held by Judge E. W. McFar land, Arizona’s senator-elect, was commenced Tuesday, Nov. 12, with a docket of seven criminal cases and three civil cases. On Tuesday Alton Loper, 27, of Casa Grande was convincted of assault with a deadly weapon on Juan Adam of Cocklebur last July 13 at Casa Grande. Loper, who was released from the Texas state prison at Huntsville, on Jan. 19, after serving a two year term for possession of heroin, had just finished serving a 60-day term in the Pinal county jail for disturb ing the peace when he committed the crime of which he was convict ed. He was sentenced to the Arizona state prison for a term of 10 years and one day by Judge McFarland last Wednesday, and was im mediately taken to the prison by the sheriff. On Wednesday the jury brought in a verdict of guilty in the case of the State of Arizona vs Joe Me- Raven, who was charged with forg ing an $lB check on the account of Arthur Thomasson. Sentencing Mcßaven, who has a long criminal record in Oklahoma, has been de ferred until some time this week. Court was recessed Thursday due to a settlement out of court of a civil case. Charles Jobin, member of Je hovah’s Witnesses religious sect, was found guilty by a Pinal coun ty jury Friday of violating a Casa Grande ordinance prohibiting the selling of pamphlets, and books on the street without license. He was sentenced to pay a fine of SSO or serve 5o days in jail. Charles Clark of Phoenix, attorney for Jobin, announced that the case would be appealed to the Arizona supreme court. Jobin was released in custody of his attorney until a S3OO bond could be posted. Jobin testified that he could »iot ask permission to do any thing except as Jehovah com mands him, and for that rea son did not apply for a license. Ernest Gray, about 30 years old, was found guilty by the jury on Saturday afternoon, after 20 minutes deliberation, of a charge of hit-run driving in connection with an accident last Sept. 14 on highway 84, between Toltec and Eloy, in which one man was in jured fatally and five others were hurt less seriously. Daniel Presly, colored, died two days after the accident of injuries which he suffered in the crash. Five other men ' also colored, all suffered broken legs. Gray was charged with hav big sideswiped a truck In which the colored men were riding and then having left the scene of the accident without stopping. Sentence has not been pronounced. The docket for the rest of the term will include the cases of Tom Colialis, alias Tom Collias of Oracle, charged with assualt with a deadly weapon on Alfred Ortiz in Oracle on April 28, and of Phil R. Schumacker and William Cates, state prison convicts, charged with grand theft as a result of the theft of the car of R. P. An derson, state prison auditor, on Aug. 24. The defendants, who gagged Mrs. Anderson before tak ing the car, were captured soon after their attempt to escape. The following Coolidge men were called for jury duty for this term of court: R. J. Edwards, L. C. Taylor, Harold H. Fowler, John L. Sims, Sam Taylor, E. M. Gam mage, J. Boyd Smith, Milton T. Patterson, Silverio Medina, Will Burns, L. H. Blackwood, W. N. Johnston, R- R- Rawls, Thos. F. Hardaway, Shas. H. Treadway and Tolbert Pruitt. o McFarland To Be Honored The meeting of the San Carlos Scottish Rite club to be held Tues day evening at the Jack Roberts ; ranch honoring Ernest W. Mc farland, U. S. senator-elect has ■ been postponed until tomorrow • night, when it will be held at 8 o’clock.