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If You Live In Cooiidge - - Trade In Cooiidge - - Buy In Cooiidge!
Cooiidge —largest city in Pinal County; Agri cultural and business center of entire Casa Grande Valley. VOLUME ELEVEN Racing Pigeons V/ill Carry Good Will Greetings Carrying a message of good will ami good luck from Cooiidge busi ness men to the city of Tucson and rodeo officials two racing, homing pigeons will be released In Cooiidge on the morning of February 21st according to Paul W. Loucks, secretary Cooiidge chamber of commerce. Duplicate messages will be placed in tiny capsuls attached to legbands of pigeons belonging to L. E. Moore, Tucson pigeon fancier. Immediately upon arrival at the home loft the message will be removed and hurried to the fair grounds where it will be read over a broadcasting system to as sembled guests. Moore, vice-president, Catalina Racing Pigeon Club, is widely known in Cooiidge where he is known to business men through business connections with the firm he represents. Moore has accepted a speaking engagement to appear before Cooiidge Rotary Club on February 26th. The pigeons will be shipped to Cooiidge on the night of February 20th and will be released by cham ber of commerce officials the next morning. Other Tucson racing pigeon fans have arranged for the release of pigeons carrying similar mes sages from Prescott, Phoenix, Saf ford, Willcox and Nogales. Two pigeons are released carry ing identical messages in case ac cident should befall one of the birds. IT PAYS TO TRADE AT HOME Back in the day when Columbus was inducing Queen Isabella to finance his voyage to the Americas there was no need of a public consciousness and sense of loyalty to keep local business trade within the con fines of the home community. The folks who peopled the earth at that time rarely knew how folks on the yonder side of nearby mountains lived. Unless, of course, they were among the more adventuresome ones as typified by Sir Christopher and the less mobile Don Quixote. Just as that age passed so have the latter eras of the horse and buggy, the tandem bicycle and the Model “T”. Today we get about in almost no time at all. Ninety minutes in a modern automobile covers the same route that consumed a full days time a quarter of a century ago. Instead of being isolated communities the towns of Casa Grande valley are as close to Arizona’s two largest cities as their immediate suburban communities were 25 years ago. Because of these changed conditions there has de veloped a lack of community spirit and community loyalty which would not have otherwise occured. Folks forget, sometimes, that the so called bargain of the city store may actually turn out to be of inferior quality. And if it does there is nothing to be done about it. Certainly we’ll never meet Mr. City Merchant on the streets or even in his place of business to tell him about it. Cooiidge merchants deserve the business of all of us who live in Cooiidge. They are entitled to all of our business and not just a part of it and they are so entitled for many reasons. One is that they give dollar for dollar values. They live amongst us and spend their money with us. They pay taxes into the same com munity development fund in which we pay our taxes. They contribute to every worthwhile cause which promises to benefit the community as a whole. They are valuable community assets. None of this is true of the out-of-town merchant. No Cooiidge merchant, no professional man, no individual within the boundaries of Cooiidge may reasonably hope to prosper to an extent greater than the degree of prosperity whjch exists in the whole community. If we live in Cooiidge, Buy in Cooiidge, Trade in Cooiidge. _ —— i /ifY 'll * Cooiidge Hi-School Band Invited To Play In Tucson Cooiidge Union high school band has been invited to partici pate in a metropolitan project be ing sponsored by the Tucson Chamber of Commerce. The invitation is extended in a letter received from Edgar C. Goyette, secretary, in which he states that, in accordance with their new program of musical activities, various bands are be ing invited to give Sunday after noon concerts in Armory Park. These concerts are becoming very popular and drawing larger crowds every Sunday. No definite date has yet been set for the appearance of the Coo iidge band, but will probably be in the near future. o Cooiidge Grade School Shows Increase Os 86 Eighty-six new pupils have been registered in Cooiidge grade school during January bringing the total to 790 according to an announce ment made early this week by Wesley Kirby, superintendent. En rollment during January last year reached 704. With the exception of the first month of school in September January is the high month of the school year in increased attend ance. Average daily attendance for January of this year was 678 as compared to an average of 601 during January, 1940. “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1941 Ministers Urge Cooperation In Church Census Canvassers Will Take Field Sunday After noon to Visit All Cooiidge Homes Residents of Cooiidge are urged by pastors and church leaders of the community to cooperate in the city-wide church cpnsus which will begin Sunday when nearly 60 workers will start a house to house canvass. The census, designed to register every Cooiidge family and their church affiliations, will he a joint responsibility of First Methodist, First Baptist and Community Pres byterian churches. Other churches of the city will share equally in information and data obtained re_ gardless of their part in the census. Many of the workers who will take the field Sunday afternoon met last Sunday at Community Presbyterian church to hear local pastors in a brief school of in struction. Dr. J. N. Campbell ex plained the need for the census and information to be obtained. Each worker will have a survey card upon which will be noted the name and address of each; family, names of husband, wife, children and others in the family; church affiliation or church preference as well as Sunday school preferences. Church leaders directing the survey have given their assurances no personal or embarassing ques tions will be asked of any person or of any family. Noted Pianist To Appear At Lions Benefit Arrangements have been com pleted by Cooiidge Dions Club for the appearance of Hall Mclntyre Macklin, well-known concert pian ist, on a benefit program to be given in the high school audi torium February 13th. A $2,000 Stineay Grand piano will be loaned for the occasion through the courtesy of the Red well Music Company, Phoenix. Gene Redwell, violinist, will also appear on the program. The concert will be followed by bridge and an admittance fee of 50 cents will be charged, the pro i ceeds going to the sight conserva tion fund of the Lions Club. Macklin is Mrs. Ray Lindeman’s brother-in-law and has wired the Lindemans that he and Mrs. Mack lin will arrive February 3rd. The Lions Club expects to sell 500 tickets to the concert, accord ing to Ray Lindeman. Red Cross Aid In Sewing Lags Need Volunteers There has been smal response to the Red Cross volunteer sew ing group, according to Mrs. Clif ford Clements who is general chairman in charge of Cooiidge activities. The volunteers meet every Tuesday morning from 9 to 12 in the Grammar school, with Mrs. J. J. Jones, co-chairman, In structing. Mrs. Clements feels that if more were known of the work that is being undertaken the women of Cooiidge would understand the urgent need and respond. Last week the volunteer group cut and made six woolen dresses that will be sent to England for distribution through the Red Cross. On Tuesday, February 4th, the group will start making baby layettes, from material furnished by national headquarters. The Red Cross buys its supplies from the Surplus Commodities division of the United States Government. s —o Wrecks Car Two Miles From City Henry Allen of Globe hit a soft shoulder on the Tucson Highway two miles south of Cooiidge and overturned his car. He was taken to the Cooiidge Hospital for treat ment, where it was found that his injuries were not serious. Park Custodians Slate Meet Here February 19-20-21 According to Assistant Superin tendent, Charles Richey, the Director of the National Park Ser vice, Newton B. Drury, has ap proved plans for the second an nual school of Instruction or con ference of custodians Os South western Monuments to be held at Casa Graude Ruins. Dates for the meeting are set definitely for the 19th, 20th and 21st of February. Most of the custodians and their families will arrive in Cooiidge (he evening of the 17th. About 26 custodians will attend the meeting along with all headquarters per sonnel. Richey stated that word had been received that either Associate Director A. E. Demarray or Chief of Operations Hillory Tol son from Washington, D. C., will attend the meeting. Stored Water Passes Quarter Million Mark Stored water available for ir rigation of Casa Grande valley and Indian reservation lands passed the quarter of a million mark Wednesday night to register a total of 260,020 acre feet at 7 o’clock yesterday morning. This total of stored water In Cooiidge lake is nearly 23 times the amoutot of available water on this date a year ago when the total was but 11,320 acre feet. The following table shows the daily Increase during the past week: January 24, 230,000. January 25, 232,860. January 27, 239,720. January 28, 241,850. January 29 , 248,032. January 30, 260,020. The greatest 24-hour gain oc cured Wednesday Viight when 11,988 additional acre feet was accounted for. Clubwomen Will Observe Golden Jubilee Feb. 13 Cooiidge Woman’s Club will cele brate Its 50th Jubilee of the Na tional Federation on February 13 at the club-house. An Interesting progrum has been planned by Mrs. W. H. Farnsworth, program chair man, and Invitations will be sent to everyone who has ever been a member of the club. The program Includes special musical numbers and a resume of the club’s beginning by its first presidents, early officers and charter members. There will be a silver offering to go to the National Federation Fund of Womans Clubs. Mrs. M. M. Ware will be re freshment hostess for the day; Mrs. E. D. Chandler and Mrs. D. S. Davis co-hostesses. o Tag All Plants And Shrubs On School Grounds Plants and shrubs on the grounds of Cooiidge schools have had signs bearing the common and scientific names of each placed be side them, so that students and visitors will readily be able to designate each. Some of the signs, which are metal, have been de signed in the shape of flags, lend ing an attractive appearance to the whole. o Some Os Year’s Best Novels Now In Club Library A number of new books have been recently received by the Wo man’s Club Libray, among them “Trees of Heaven” by Jesse Stuart, and “Swift Flows The River” by Nard Jones. These two books are Included in a list of the year’s 10 best novels by no less an authority than William Lyons Phelps, for 40 years in structor of English literature at Yale. The Womans Club is adding to its library constantly and the in terested reader will find a wide selection of books to choose from. The library is open every Mon day evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday afternoons from 2 to 4. Two Eloy Men Arraigned On Murder Counts Two men were arraigned in the superior court of Pinal county be fore Judge H. G. Richardson Mon day each charged with murder, j each of which are alledged to j have been committed near Eloy i and each of which were stabbings. | L. C. Tuttle is charged with the murder of Neuman Hill on Decem ber 10th at a cotton camp 6 miles south and three miles east of Eloy while the second man. F. T. Mor rison is alledged to have killed Tommie Gill at the Gallovday ranch near Eloy on December 14th. Each man was given one week in which to enter a plea of guilt or innocense and for each man the court appointed the same at torneys, Stanley Samuelson of Florence and Lloyd E. Canfil of Superior. The men will he brought be fore Judge Richardson again Mon day morning. o Melodrama Os Gay 90's To Be Presented Here "And The Villian Still Pursued Her,” a melodrama of the gay 90’s will be presented at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at Coolidge grade school by the home economics class of j Coolidge high school it was an-1 nounced at a Parent Teachers as sociation executive board meeting Tuesday, in the home of Mrs. Geoitge Dempster, president , by Mrs. Robert Springfield, program chairman. The girls will also give a fashion show, modeling dresses made in the class instructed by Mrs. Viola Loucks. A request for discarded cloth ing, which is greatly needed to meet the present demand, was made by Mrs. Walter T. Troutt, chairman of the welfare commit tee. A six weeks course of meetings with lessons in dancing and talks on social problems of the teen age will include 7th, Bth, and 9th grade students in a "Personality Club,” of which Mrs. C. J. Yates was appointed chairman. The group will meet in the high school gymnasium on Saturday after noons. Mrs. Natt Dodge, chairman of parent education, announced a meeting of the pre-school study club to be held February 25th. Mrs. Dempster reported on the progress of the Girl Scout organi zation sponsored by the P.T.A. Mrs. Clifford Clements and Mrs. W. L. Richey were appointed chairman of the third grade mothers committee. A “Founders Day” talk will be given by Mrs. W. C. Pew on the Tuesday afternoon program. At the close of the business ses sion refreshments were served. The next regular monthly meet ing of the Coolidge P.T.A. will be held February 4th at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Southside Elementary school. o Woodman’s Circle To Install Officers Thursday Night Coolidge Grove No. 73, of Wood man Circle will hold a public in stallation of officers Thursday night February 6th at the Method ist church. Among the prominent visiting guests will be state president Mrs. Ethel McDonald, state vice-presi dent Mrs. Myrtle Chambers, Mrs. Janet Wilson, member of the na tional advisory board and past state president, Mrs. Rebecca Wil son, state manager, all of Phoe nix. Also, Mrs. Geraldine Begley, drill team leader from Chandler, and Billy Stanford, state treasurer from Ajo. Other state and Grove officers from Casa Grande and Coolidge will attend. The Coolidge Grove plans a pro gram for the 50th anniversary of the lodge, in which the women will wear costumes dating from the earliest attendance to the present. The public is extended a cordial invitation to attend. Reckless Driver Goes To Jail In Lieu Os $25 Fine Opie Schenault, farm laborer, I made an unsuccessful attempt to escape from officers who were after him for reckless driving in town Saturday. He was overtaken on north Main street and tried be fore Judge Charles D. Elledge Monday morning. Schenault was fined $25.00 but was unable to pay it and is now thinking the matter over in the County Jail in Flor ence. Local officers say they are de termined to put a stop to this sort of thing. o Farm Credit Association Meets Today A. J. Christensen, prominent Coolidge farm leader, director and a member of the executive commit tee of Arizona Farmers Production Credit Association urges all Casa Grande valley farmers to attend the annual stockholders meeting of the association which will be held in Phoenix today. Scheduled for 1:30 this after noon the farm credit group will meet at the Womans Club build ing, First Avenue and Fillmore Streets. T. P. Coats, President, Produc tion Credit Corporation, Berkeley, California, and W. F. Mixon, Jr.. Secretary of that corporation, will attend this meeting and give to the stockholders a wealth of in formation on the growth and de velopment of credit facilities throughout the United States as brought to the farmers through the Production Credit Associations. L. D. Klemmedson, Supervisor of Agricultural Education, State of Arizona, will also address the meeting. A detailed financial report of the association, the association’s ac tivities for the past year, as well as comparative figures covering its five years of operation will be presented. The Arizona Farmers Produc tion Credit Association is statewide in extending loan facilities to farmers on crops and livestock production. This association has a record of a greater diversity of loans than any other association in the Eleventh Farm Credit Dis trict. It has a membership of 753 farmers located throughout the state and does an annual business of over Two Million Dollars. Florence Dance Will Celebrate Roosevelt Day Coolidge and Florence will join tomorrow night in celebra tion of the President’s Birth day Ball, annual affair from which proceeds pouring from every town and hamlet through out the United States are used to combat the scourge of infan tile paralaysis. Couples of the two cities will dance to the strains of Bill Brewer’s Tucson orchestra in the Woman’s Club Mouse in Florence. Dancing will be be tween 9:30 and 1:30. J. W. Beauchamp of Coolidge and Dick Fulton of Florence have charge of the arrange ments and sale of tickets. Shriners Attend Phoenix Banquet And Ice Follies A group of Coolidge Shriners and their friends had a bang-up celebration in Phoenix with ap proximately 150 attending the bar bequed elk dinner at the El Zari bab Temple last Thursday week. After the banquet performers in the Ice Frolics skating troupe were introduced, giving the crowd a keener interest in the exhibition that followed, In the auditorium, before a capacity audience. The magnificent skill of the per formers, the beauty and rhythm of their movements, thrilling stunts, and side-splitting comedy, held the crowd in sustained attention throughout . Attending from Coolidge were Messrs, and Mesdames R. J. Jones, George A. Dell, J. H. Zellweger, B. J. Arnold, George Hayduke and party and Miss Daisy Hartman. Cooiidge Dam 260.- 020 Acre Feet of Water Available, January 30, 1941. NUMBER 48 Grade School Heads Meet Here Monday Mutual problems confronting elementary school administratiors were discussed in Coolidge Mon day evening when principals and superintendents of Coolidge, Eloy, Florence, Casa Grande and Kenil worth schools dined informally be fore adjourning to the office of Wes Kirby, Coolidge grade school superintendent. Agreement was reached by the educators on grade school sports activities when four resolutions were adopted by the group. Briefly, the resolutions follow: 1. Beginning February 22nd, 1941, school will discontinue inter school competition except for tournaments or the six weeks preliminary elimination on Friday preceding the tournaments. This resolution applies to Tuch Foot ball, Basket Ball and Soft Ball. 2. Any school is permitted to enter any sport and be represent ed in tournaments If In good standing in the association. 3. The Principals and Superin tendents recommend that Ring Toss or Deck Tennis be substituted for the last half of the Volley Ball season for girls next school year 1941-42. 4. Sportsmanship—Dr. Holy of Casa Grande moved that unsports manlike conduct be eliminated from all school competition—this includes coaches. Dr. Russell A. Holly of Casa Grande invited the Superintend ents, Principals and Coaches to a dinner-business meeting to be held at Casa Grande February 25th at six o’clock. Those present were Franklin D. Allhands, Florence; Harry Culbert, Kenilworth; Mr. Wynn, Eloy; Dr. Holly, Casa Grande; A. W. Span gehl and Wesley D. Dirby, Coo lidge. 0 Eight Farm Radio Talks Are Planned Plans and subjects for a series of eight radio programs for farm consumption were announced this week by the radio bureau, Uni versity of Arizona through county agricultural agent, K. K. Henness. The programs, dates and times, follow: Monday, February 3, 1:15 P.M. — Protecting The Small Farm —Dr. G. W. Barr, Head Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Thursday, February 6, 12:45 — Pecans: The Right Varieties in the Right Place—Dr. A. H. Finch, Head Department of Horticulture. Monday, February 10, 1:15 P M. —Mesa Farm Helps Farmers Help Themselves —Dr. R. S. Hawkins, Head Department of Agronomy and Vice-Dean of the College of Agri culture. Thursday, February 13, 12:45 All About Pumps—Mr. H. C. Sch \yalen, Prof, of Agric. Engineering and Mr. Wm. Steenbergen, Exten sion Specialist in Soils and Irri gation. Monday, February 17, 1:15 P.M. —Food and National Defense — Miss Jean Margaret Stewart, Ex tension Nutritionist. Thursday, February 20, 12:45 — The Tucson Livestock Show, Junior Dept.—conduceted by Mr. Emil Rovey, Extension Specialist in Boys’ and Girls’ Club Work. Monday, February 24, 1:15 P.M. —External Parasite Control on the Range—Dr. W. J. Pistor, Head De partment of Animal Pathology. Thursday, February 27, 12:45 — Uncommon Ways of Fighting Com mon Weeds— Dr. C. H. Davis, De partment of Agronomy. ■ o Drunkness Nets $lO Justice Fine Jose Maryo was arrested on south Main street Saturday night for drunkenness and disorderly conduct. He was tried Monday morning before Judge Charles D. Elledge and given 10 days or SIO.OO. Maryo couldn’t pay, but as this is his first offense he was aljowed to go on his own recognizance.