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Coolidge—largest city in Pinal County; Agri cultural and business center of entire Casa Grande Valley. VOLUME ELEVEN County Taxpayers Pay $332,413 In First Halt Ot $1,014,394 Levy Southern Pacific Company Leads In Gross Assessment As Ten Major Corporations Will Pay 65 Per Cent Os Total 1930 Assessment With the second half of Pinal county taxes not due until May county taxpayers have remitted 43 per cent of the more than one million dollars due the various sub divisions of government on 1940 assessements according to Mrs. Ethel Griffin, county treasurer. Collections to date, says Mrs. Griffin, are $432,413.14 of the total 1940 levey of $1,014,396.07, which is the lowest net assessment against Pinal county taxpayers dur ing the past 6 years. Os the total 1940 levy, exclusive of San Carlos and electrical district taxes, ten major roroprations will pay 65 per cent of the aggregate amount due. Largetf. of the coroprate tax-; pavers is the Southern Pacific rail road company with an assessment of $ 190.915.94 while the Magma Topper Company of Superior is ; < corn! with a net tax of $157,899.- ?S. The ten corporations will pay 52.526.02 of all purpose levy of $1 0H.394.07. The ten large taxpayers and tlieir assessments are: Southern Pacific Company, $190,- •15 94. Magma Copper Company, $157,- 509.38. Magma Arizona Railroad, $7,626.- 92. Kenneeott Copper Company, $119,861.10. St. Anthony Mining & Dev. Co., $23,737.32. Arizona Edison Company, $19,- 268.74. El Paso Natural Gas Company, $12,375.26. Mt. States Telephone & Tele grnh Company, $9,928.08. American Telephone & Tele graph Company $7,825.42. Western Union Telegraph Co., $3,087.26. Compared with 1940 levy of $1,014,394.07 the 1935 gross was the next lowest at $1 ~031,955.63. Other yearly levies, 19156. $1,042.78; 1937. $1,057,810.90; 1938. $1,060,- 770.52; 1939. $1,150,382.82. Hall Macklin Concert Pianist Here Thursday Music lovers from Coolidge and all sections of Casa Grande Valley will attend the piano recital of 11 all Mclntyre Macklin in Coolidge high school auditorium next Thurs day night If advance sales of tickets bv Coolidge Lions club mnv be taken as an indication of interest. A $2,000 Steinway grand piano has been especially loanded for the recital by Redewell Music Company of Phoenix who have also nlaced a small piano in San Carlos hotel for the pianists practice. The Macklins are visiting in Coo lidge from their home in Moscow, Idaho, where Mr. Macklin occupies a chair in music at the University of Idaho. Graduate of the University of Illinois Mr. Macklin has wide recognition as a concert pianist. Also appearing on the musical program next Thursday night will be Gene Redewell, violinist and U’e chorus of Coolidge Musicians Club. The recital program follows: Rhapsody, opus 79 No. 1 by P.rahms; Clair de lune by Debussy; T,a Puerta del Vino by Bebussy; Hall Mclntyre Macklin, pianist. La Clochette by Paganini-Krei sler; Moto Perpetuo by Paganini- Redewall; Andante, Cadenza & Rnsse. Opus 32 by De Beriot; Gene Redewell, violinist; Marjorie Miller, accompanist. Morning bv Oley Speaks; Coo lidge Music Club Chorus. Mrs. B. L. Steward, director; Mrs. Joseph Easter, accompanist. Sonatine, Moderne Minuet by Ravel; Chromatic Waltz by Mack lin. Rhapsody in Blue by Gersh win: Mai Mclntyre Mackliß, pianist. o Tavern fobbed Monday Carelessness of an employee and greed of a lurking character was responsible for the theft Monday nisht of a watch, S4O in currency and $35.00 in dimes from a cabin rear Picacho Tavern, according to sheriffs deputys called to make an investigation. The tavern employee, officers state, left her cabin door open and “when she returned the cub bard was bare!” The long arm of the law is reach ing out for the thief and before all those dimes are spent the guilty “dog” is expected to be safely in the “dog house!” The Coolidge Examiner Final Hi-School Casaba Tilts On Home Court Set Coolidge basketball fans will have their last opportunity to see the high school cagers in action on the home courts this season in games scheduled tonight and to morrow. The Bears meet Superior tonight in what promises to be one of the fastest games of the season and they expect to use the tilt as a warm-up for the tough aggrega tion of Mesa Jackrabbits who ar rive tomorrow. Last Friday the Bears broke even in two games in the eastern section of the county. They lost their initial s ame against Ray Fri day afternoon 30 to 24 and then edged out Hayden in an evening performance 34 to 33. During these two games two second string play ers, Earl Newcomb and Edward Elledge, were elevated to positions on the first team. Next week-end the local squad will be in Mesa vieing for district tournament honors. While the first-stringers were breaking even against Ray and Hayden first teams the second squad was continuing its winning streak by winning each of their combats. o J. A. Nunnely Dies In Florence Hospital Joseph Alexander Nunnely, 70, r etired farmer and resident of this community for 11 years, died Sunday at the Florence hospital after a six day illness resulting from apoplexy. Funeral services were from the Coolidge Cole and Maud Mortuary at 2 p.m. Wedes day Rev. J. N. Campbell of the First Baptist church officiated. Mrs. A. J. Dunaway sang two solos. The deceased is Survived my three daughters and three sons, Mrs. Elva Mauson, Jerrine Graves and Claudie O'barr of California. The sons. Dilbert Nunnely, Coo lidge, Charles Nunnely, Florence and Clifford Nunnely, California. There is also a sister, Mrs. Ida Pemberton of California, a half sister, Mrs. Katie Johnson, Cali fornia, and three half brothers, John, Gus and Bob Cochrane all of California. John Cochran was here to attend the funeral. Interment was at Mountain View cemetery, Casa Grande. o- Junior Women Hear Safety Talk Helen Hayduke, presented a talk on “Safety” Tuesday night at a meeting of the Coolidge Junior Woman’s Club, in the club house. Miss Ina Mae Reinhart, social chairman, directed the entertain ment features which included for tune telling by Ollie Belle Davis. During the business meeting the following committees were an nounced to complete plans for a “Valentine Dance’’ to be held Feb ruary 15th, at the club house: Mrs. Philip Neese, general chairman; Miss Jane Howard, tickets; Mes dames Jay Hinton, Edgar Ford and Glen Wilson, decorations; Misses Lillian Winn and Mary Mathews, refreshments. Music for the dance will be furnished by Benny Arnold’s orchestra. Hostesses for the evening w-ere Christine McDaniels and Ellen Claridge. o Coolidge welcomed three new babies in the Coolidge hospital last week. On Monday a boy to the Horace Chambers; on Tuesday a girl to the Asa Wilkersons, and a girl to the James Coopers. & Tele- “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” COOLIDGE. PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1941 Local Druggist Bags Buffalo On Annual Hunt C. A. Wieting bagged a thousand pound buffalo at House Rock Val lay in northern Arizona over the week-end. Hats off to Wieting, for when a man leaves his business for a few- days recreation and comes home with a half ton wild beast—that’s something! Soon you can all see for your self, at the Arizona Pharmacy, for the head is being mounted and will he added to the hunter's collection there. The hide is being made into a rug for Mrs. Wieting. The forequarters are in cold stor age and will be ready for the fry ing pan in about a week. The other half of the poor old buffalo goes to Uncle Sam, the proceeds from the sale of the meat will be used for the upkeep of the herd. Trio Net Ten Days For Fracas Saturday Night Ten days at hard labor and as many nights in the county bastile was the price set by Judge Charles Elledge Monday morning for a Saturday night fracas which capped many hours of heavy drink ing. The assessment was levied against Vincent Jackson, Lyle Matthews and David Elsmer, Pima Indians who forsook the more sedate life of their reservation for the brighter lights of Coolidge night life. Charged with drunkenness and disturbing the peace in South Coo lidge the trio were taken to Flor ence after appearing in Coolidge Justice court Monday morning. o Funeral Services For Ora Smith Held Wednesday Funeral services were held from the Cole and Maud chapel in Casa Grande Wednesday afternoon for Ora Smith, elder brother of Leon Smith of Coolidge, who died of a heart attack Monday evening. Widely known throughout Casa Grande valley Ora Smith counted among his friends every one who ever knew him. Besides his brother in Coolidge he is survived by his mother, Hrs. D. E. Smith and a sister, Mrs. H. O. Pace both of Casa Grande. o U. of A. Economist To Speak Here Tuesday Night A. L. Bartlett, president of Coo lidge Farm Bureau, announced to day that H. R. Baker, extension economist of the Agricultural Ex tension Service, University of Ari zona, would be guest speaker at the Coolidge Farm Bureau meet ing Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Coolidge Community church Mr. Baker’s subject will be “The Agricultural Situation” and will cover the supply and demand sit uation with regard to agricultural products, including long and short staple cottons, livestock and hay. Os particular interest to local farmers will be the discussion of the cotton marketing situation, in cluding figures on supplies and probable demand for SxP and Pima cottons. All farmers are cordially invited to attend the meeting. o Pianist Is Guest Os Lions Group With Hall Mclntyre Macklin as guest of honor, the Lions Club held its dinner-meeting Wednes day night, in the Community Pres byterian church. O. M. Heflin, from Casa Grande Valley Farms, addressed the meet ing about the Resettlement Project, after which an open discussion was held. Mr. Macklin was introduced to the gathering and told them about the Lions Club work in Moscow, Idaho, where he is a member. During the evening Mr. Macklin playd “America” on the piano, while the Lions sang. Plans for the benefit concert next Thurs day evening, February 13th, at the Union high school auditorium have been completed, and tickets may be secifred on through any Lion Club or Music Club member at Coolidge, Casa Grande and Flor ence, and after Monday through the same sources. Count 1300 In House To House Church Canvass More than thirteen hundred persons were listed in a house to house church census in Coolidge last week, showing a Bfeptist membership lead of 73 over other churches. Many a volunteer worker went home weary, but with the klowl edge of a job well done, the results of which —with 138 homes still to be visited —show the following church memberships; Baptist 296, Community Presbyterian 223, Methodist 200 and Catholic 108. Os the 1,329 persons called on 1,238 were church members or expressed denominational prefer ences. Remaining churhes were listed according to membership as fol lows; Nazerine, Latteer Day Saints, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, Seventh Day Adventisl, Church of God and Trinity Taber nacle. “Coolidge,” said the Rev. J. D. Plaster;” is a typical American town, except that the usual order of church membership places Methodist first, followed by Bapt ist and Presbyterian. In metro politan areas Catholics generally lead, with Lutherans third or fourth.” A more comprehensive census will be ready when the remaining homes are visited. o Christensen Is New Farm Credit Group President A. J. Christensen of Coolidge district farmer wa« chosen presi dent of the Arizona Farmers Pro duction Credit Association at the annual meeting of the association held in Phoenix Friday. Christen sen has been identified actively with the loan group since its or ganization and recently has served as a member of the board of directors and executive committee. Other officers selected were G. C. Spillsbury, Mesa, vice-president and Louis G. Galland, re-appointed, secretary-treasurer. The annual operating report submitted to the farm credit lead ers showed 753 members in 1940, a decline of six from the preceding years, and loans amounting to $2,- 277,486, an increase of $374,897 over the preceding year. Net assets of the association are $423,198.31, Jwith cash reserves amounting to $67,363.31. Its oper ating overhead last year was $38,- 848.87 and the net earnings after expenses were deducted amounted to $18,796.99. T. P. Coats, president of the Pro duction Credit Corporation of Berkeley, Calif, complimented the stockholders on the record made by the co-operative since it was or ganized in 1935. That year, it had 118 members, owing $23,900 in stock in the association, while the present membership of more than 750 owns $104,835 in the voting stock and has built up a comfort able reserve to protect their in vestment. Frank Boice, Sonoita, Erector of the 11th farm credit district, dis cussed the policy of the Washing ton administration, warning that, if it is continued, the control of handling and spending government loaned money will pass from the co-operatives back to government agencies. Praising accomplishments of the farm lending agencies during the last 25 years, Mr. Boice criticized the present tendency to swing the purely business proposition of lend ing a farmer cash, so that he can make a profit, into social aid as represented by the Farm Security Administration. The two should be kept separate, he maintained, or the independent farmer will lose all he has gained. L. D. Klemmedson, supervisor of agricultural education for the state board of education, spoke on a plan to establish young men on farms. o Mrs. Florence Wilson 2nd grade teacher in the north school is re turning to her teaching Monday. She has been recovering from an emergency appendectomy. Hugh Miller Is Back From D. C. Park Conference Superintendent Hugh M. Miller returned to his Casa Grande Ruins headquarters Wednesday morning from Washington, D. C., where he has been attending the conference of Park Superintendents, Regional Directors and other field adminis trative officials of the National Park Service. Miller was elected secretary of the conference as it closed its business sessions after the annual 10-day meeting. J. Ross Eakin, Superintendent of Great Smokey Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee was elected chairman. # Plans are being completed for the entertainment of the women who will be here for the Custodian Conference beginning the 19th. A tea for the visitors will be given Wednesday afternoon and a lunch eon is planned for Thursday the 20th. o Anderson Will Address Civic Group Monday Carl A. Anderson, engineer for the San Carlos irrigation district, will be guest speaker at the Coo lidge Chamber of Commerce lunch eon February 10th in the basement of the Community church. Mr. Anderson’s talk will cover water shed conditions on the upper Gila, a subject of vital importance to the community at large. o Thieves Loot State Highway Stores This time it’s the Highway De partment that has been hit for a loss! Gasoline, wrenches and motor oil—all ready for the next day's job, were stored a quarter of a mile from the highway on the road to Randolph school, but dis appeared strangely under cover of darkness. County deputy officers place the loss at approximately $50.00. The theif, or thieves, are still at large, but when apprehended may have to do hard labor along the same highway they traveled laden with the department’s goods. Stored Water Nears 300,000 Acre Foot Mark Stored water behind the huge masonry walls of Coolidge Dam will total more than 300,000 acre feet within the next week accord ing to an estimate from informed sources yesterday following an of ficial report the available water content of Coolidge lake Increased 31,276 acre feet during the past seven days. Water available for irrigation at 7 a.m. yesterday morning was 291,296 acre feet. Daily elevations for the week were: January 30, 260,020. January 31, 268.210. February 1, 274/880. February 3, 282,830. February 4, 285,832. February 5, 288,785. February 6, 291,296. o Grade Students See Birds Perform Here The United States Society of Zoology represented by Mrs. Grace gave a demonstration and lecture to pupils of Coolidge south gram mar school Wednesday, on bird lore; calling to their attention the habits of the various birds and their importance and economic value to agricultural industry, lay ing special stress on plant life de stroying insects they live on. Climaxing the lecture was a live bird show which included cocka teels from Australia, parrakeets from Mexico, fan-tail pigeons from India, bebra finches from Australia, white sacred doves from Asia Minor and many other highly train ed birds. Among their accomplish ments was riding a ferris wheel, merry-go-round, running races and otherwise exhibiting their prowess. It showed the children what can be accomplished with birds through kindness amd patient teaching. It was an interesting, instruct ive and beneficial lecture. o Mrs. George Dell, Mrs. J. A.! Roberts and Miss Daisy Hartman are attending the Daughters of the Nile benefit bridge and fashion show at the Shrine auditorium in Phoenix today. Coolidge War Vets To Register For Possible National Defense Coolidge American Legion Officials Will Direct Registration And Classification In City And Surround ing area. No Service Obligation Entailed in Registration War veterans of Coolidge and surrounding area are re quested to contact officers or members of William David Hood post, American Legion in Coolidge and arrange to fill out national defense questionnaires according to Ken yon Harris, commander of the Coolidge post. Questionnaire.! have been received in Coolidge and by all posts of the American Legion throughout Arizona in preparation for Legion registration day on February 22nd. The questionnaires are available to every war veteran in the country through nation wide American Legion cooperation. Quoting Samuel Fowler, Tucson and E. P. McDowell, Phoenix, state commander and state adjutant of the American Legion, Commander Harris has issued the following statement regarding the national defense questionnaire which is of interest to all war veterans. Registration in Coolidge will begin Sunday morning at the of commerce office between 10 and 12 o’clock when officers of Coolidge Amerioan Legion Post will aid all veterans fill out the questionnaires. “One of these questionnaires is available to every member of the American Legion and to war vet erans generally who wish to avail Plan Annual Ruins Permit For 50c Fee Annual permits for entry into Casa Grande Ruins national monu ment are now available for a fee of 50 cents according to an an nouncement made this week by Hugh Miller, superintendent, south western National Monuments. This new ruling, which will be in force at two other Arizona na tional monuments, Tumacacori and Montezuma Castle as well as three New Mexico monuments in the group, is of special interest to Coo lidge residents who have frequent occasion to take friends and visitors to the Ruins. All permits will date from the first of the calendar year and regular fee of 25 cents for each guided trip will be continued for those not interested in the annual permit. o Kenilworth P.T.A. Discuss House Bill “The child colony for mentally deficient children,” House Bill No. 2, was discussed at a Kenilworth Parent Teachers meeting Wednes day and a committee was appoint ed to investigate and report. Those serving on the committee are Miss Sybil Gammage and Harry Culbert. They will work with Mrs. Eli An derson, president and Miss Gladys Roche, secretary. The meeting was held in Kenil worth auditorium, where the “traveling picture” for highest at tendance of parents was awarded to Miss Mary Matthews room. She will keep it for one month, before it goes up for award again. The program included a talk on “The 4-H Club Work” by Iris Bonner; a talk Illustrated with pictures on poultry and poultry raising by Clint Skrla, Willlie Storie aand Kennith Bonner, all students. A candle-light program typifiiig the founding of the Parent Teach ers Association was carried out by Mesdames Jewel England, Lee Dawson, Huston, Redman, Bonner, Stonehocker and Misses Sybil Gammage and Mary Matthews. After ceremonies the group went to the school cafeteria for birth day cake and punch. Mrs. England and Dawson were hostesses. o— Red Cross Group Complete Dresses Mrs. Clifford Clements, district chairman of Red Cross activities, announced today that six wool dresses had been completed by workers in the sewing room at the southside school. Tuesday they were busy cutting out baby gar ments. Their meetings are held each Tuesday morning from 9 to 12 and sewing may be obtained to com plete at home, for those who can not remain at the sewing room. Mrs. J. J. Jones or Mrs Clements will gladly give details to all who are interested. Coolidge Dam — 1 291, 296 Acre Feet of Watei Available, February 6 1941. NUMBER 49 themselves of this opportunity to be indexed as to possible emerg ency volunteer service. “The purpose of compiling of the information contained in these questionnaires is as fol lows: To make available a complete indexing and classi fying of all members of the American Leg lot}, primarily, and of World War veterans generally, as to possible Indi vidual qualifications for volun tary national defense service, in the event of an existing emergency, either National, state or local In scope. ....“It must at all times be clear in the minds of all concerned with this registration effort that filling out this questionnaire in no way increases the obligation of the indi vidual for any service for which he might be requested to volun teer. “Accordingly the duty which might conceivably be request ed of the Legionnaire or World War veteran as a result of his having provided this infor mation about his capabilities and availability will always be voluntary In character upon his part. ....“The original form will be in white, the first copy in buff and the second copy in orange. The original is to be retained by the post for its own records. The buff and orange copies are to be mailed to American Legion state head quarters. The buff copy is to be re tained by the department and used in building up a master depart ment record file, and the orange copy is to be transmitted by de partment headquarters subsequent ly in quantity to national head quarters for the permanent record in that office.” o Rotarians Os Chandler Here For Meeting “Modern missionarys are pikers compared with Father Eusibo Kino, discoverer of Casa Grande Ruins, and others of his day,” declared Father J. N. Patterson of Chand ler speaking before members of Chandler and Coolidge Rotary clubs here yesterday noon. Father Patterson, making the principal address to the Joint gathering, told of the life and hardships of this early day Jesuit prist who is credited with estab lishing the Arizona missions of San Xavier and Tumacacori as well as a dozen more in Sonora, Mexico during the late 1600’s. He was the first white man to say mass at Casa Grande Ruins and visited this area in 1894. In addition to making the ad dress Father Patterson formerly inducted two new Chandler Rotarians, A. S. Bi*ayman, and John Eddy into Rotary. Father Patterson is a former member of Tucson and Safford Rotary clubs and was formerly pastor of Saints Peter and Paul parish in the Old Pueblo. The meeting was handled jointly by Natt Dodge, president of the Coolidge club and Ed Lambson, president of the Chandler club. Coolidge members were required to introduce the visitors from Chandler with special recognition being given to Mrs. Tommy Frost of Chandler and Mrs. Edna Pearl Steward of Coolidge, club pianists. o Weather Report Maximum and minimum dial tempratures from the U. S. Weather bureau record at Casa Grande Rums. Date Max. Min. January 30 65 37 January 31 65 35 February 1 65 35 February 2 67 35 February 3 72 35 ; February 4 72 45 I February 5 71 52