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in Pinal County; Agri cultural and business center of entire Casa Grande Valley. VOLUME TWELVE ALUMINUM DRIVE STARTS HERE NEXT FRIDAY AS ALL COOLIDGE CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS PLEDGE CO-OPERATION Unci.? Sam needs aluminum, and at the request of Hon. R. C. Stan ford. State Defense Coordinator, ac ting in response to the announc ed aluminum drive made by Fior ello H. LaGuardia, Mayor of New York City and chairman of the National Civilian Defense Com mittee, plans were made for the drive to he held here July 25th, at a meeting of representatives of the town’s civic organizations Tuesday night in the Chamber of Com nierce office. This meeting was for the purpose of consolidating the town’s efforts in one major drive instead of scattering its en deavors in a number of smaller drives by separate organizations. Due to the absence from town of Karl Hicks, President of the Chamber of Commerce, who is di recting the drive, a committee appointed Monday night, of which, M. M. Cooper is general chairman, will carry on the campaign to col lect Coolidge aluminum for Na tional Defense. All clubs, organi zations. and individuals connected with the drive are donating their time, effort, and cost of transpor tation to the furtherance of this necessary work for their govern ment. No individual will profit in any way from the aluminum drive. Those who are serving on the Coolidge committee are M. M. i ooper, general chairman and rep resentative of the Chamber of Commerce; Mrs. A. L. Nowell, president Coolidge Woman’s Club. Mrs. George Murr, representing Coolidge American Legion Auxil iary; Mrs. M. M. Cooper, vice pres ident Coolidge Junior Woman’s Club; J. Phil Claridge, represent ing the Rotary Club; Ray Snider, v representing the Lion’s Club and M. M. Ware, representing Coolidge American Legion. Added assist ance will be rendered by Coolidge Boy Scouts and Coolidge Theaters. Preliminary work, In which members of combined organiza tions will cooperate with leaders to make this nation-wide drive a success in Coolidge, will culminate on July 25th. when Roy Scouts transported by Ray Snider in Coolidge Volunteer Fire Ifepart ment’s attention-attracting fire Kotary Group In Discussion Os Club Programs Coolidge Rotarians spent their luncheon hour yesterday discuss ing program plans for the coming year in a program directed by Phil Claridge and Nate Murray of t lie program committee. Prefacing the meeting, group singing with Mrs. Beatrice Easter at the Piano provided a lively few minutes which were declared ‘ marred only by the solo efforts oi Natt Dodge and Rill Urton.” Next week’s program will be de voted to a discussion of tax prob lems with Attorney Charles Reed as speaker. Paul Chambers, high school musical instructor was guest of the club. o • “Babe" Keller from Maine ar rived Friday to visit his sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Joe Golden. Mr. Keller will be here for several weeks. Battle Flag or Boy Scout Banner? This picture released by the Nazi censor was said to show German troops holding a Russian regiment flag captured in a clash with Soviet troops. However, Constantine Oumansky, Russian ambassador to the I/. S.. said upon seeing the picture that the banner is a Russian Boy Scout flag. The Coolidge Examiner truck will canvas the town, street by street, to pick up all the alum inum patriotic housewives and business concerns have been able to gather. A box will be placed at San Carlos Theater in which all rural residents and ranchers are requested to deposit whatever aluminum they have available. Nothing that will need to be re placed is requested, only that which you can do without. The collected aluminum will be stored in Chamber of Commerce Building until time of shipment to designated points is announced by officials of the State Coordinating Committee for the drive. SUPREME COURT HOLDS OUSTER CHARGE JNYALID In a belated effort to clear his own political reputation and justi fy charges brought against Com missioners Carl Holmes and Lynn Lockhart of Arizona Industrial Commission, Governor Sidney P. Osborn this week took occasion to rap the judges of the supreme court for handing down a decision in the Industrial Commission ous ter case contrary to the wishes of the governor. Osborn declared there was yet a “final authority” to whom he would submit his charges the people. The governor’s blast at Justices Ross, McAllister and Lockwood followed the announcement of a unanimous decision of the high tri bunal voiding the removal of Commissioners Holmes and Ix>ck hart and the subseuent appoint ment of Walter Laveeu, former Pinal county sheriff and Edwards of Nogales. The supreme court, in its opin ion banded down Wednesday morning, declared it found no evi dence in any of the charges brought by the governor and his associates which were sound grounds for removal of the com missioners and cleared both of the commissioners of any suspicion. o Daylight Effect In Geo. Y. Wah’s New Meat Cases Owners of Geo. Y. Wah’s had three new meat refrigerating cas es installed in the store, Sunday that are the last word in modern efficiency and attractiveness. The cases are equipped with the new flourescent tube Super-lights, that give the effect of daylight, while the old type ammonia coils have been supplanted by modern “fin coils’’ in these Hussman Ligonier models. The cases reach across the en tire length of the meat depart ment and are of spotless white enamel with effective black enam el trim. The backs of the cases are of plastic, the product that has sprung into such prominence lately. Two new white enamel scales, with counter-matching trim ol black, set off this latest addi tion to Wah’s meat department. “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUN COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1941 Meet ‘AI-Uminuin’ 2 SP> B No man from Mars or an inebri ated costume designer’s idea of what to wear to a masked party i 9 “Old Al-Uminum,” a display built of pots and pans by a Cleveland, Ohio, Legionnaire to publicize the aluminum collection drive. County Red Cross Ship 110 Garments Mrs. Ruth H. Mathews, Pinal County Chairman of the American National Red Cross announced this week that the county chapter has shipped 110 garments since May Bth, including hospital paja mas, convalescent robes, sweaters, children’s and women’s dresses, layettes and crocheted shawls, all to be used for war relief in Eur ope. Mrs. W. S. Branaman of Flor ence has been appoiuted produc tion chairman for the county. Packing and marking of garments for shipping is in charge of the Ladies* Auxiliary of the American Legion. Sewing rooms are being operat ed in Florence at the Presbyterian Church on Wednesday and at the high school building on Thursday. In Casa Grande a sewing room is operating at the Eastern Star Hall, in Coolidge at the grammar school and in Ray at the Woman’s Guild. Anyone wishing to contribute their services by attending the sewing sessions, are asked to con tact their local chairman. o Death Claims Camp Resident Henderson H. Largent, born 51 years ago in Arkansas,\lied Mon day morning at 11 Mile Corner Mi gratory Camp Hospital, after a short illness. He had been a resident of the camp for one year and is surviv ed by his wife Dee Largent. Funeral services were from Cole and Maud Chapel Wednesday af ternoon. Interment was in Moun tain View Cemetery at Casa Grande. o Sheriff’s Car Hits Pima Indian Simon Johnson, 18 year old Pima Indian, received severe head lacer ations Wednesday afternoon when the bicycle he was riding on High way 87 near Sacaton Junction was struck by a car from the rear. Johnson was thrown over the hood and his head went through the windshield. The accident occurred, according to local highway patrolman, when Johnson, not realizing that two cars were approaching, turned out for the first and immediately swung back into the path of the second car, driven by Deputy sher iff W. A. Nibbey of Santa Cruz county. Johnson was taken to Sacaton Hospital, where it is said that his injuries, although serious, are not expected to be fatal. Sheriff Nibbey, accompanied by Mrs. Nibbey, was on his vacation en route to California when the accident occurred. No charges were preferred. o Recover Stolen Car In 3 Hours A car stolen from John B. Gran ville of Coolidge at noon Monday was found, through radio report to highway patrolmen, three hours later abandoned on the “Big Store Road” south of Eloy, by patrolman Roger Gates of Coolidge. A box of groceries and a new radio still wrapped, were found in the car. Local officers say they have a warrant for the man who is be lieved to have stolen the car, but decline to give out his name at this time. TO DEDICATE LEGION HALL HERE FRIDAY Coolidge new American Legion building on North Main Street, will be officfhlly dedicated at cere monies to be held next Friday night with Department Command er Sam Fowler of Tucson deliver ing the dedicatory address. Post Commander George Murr has named a special dedication committe consisting of Ancil Tay lor, 4th district commandr; Mar tin Talla, John Goree, P. W. Ven sel, Kenyon Harris, Natt Dodge, H. H. Wrenn, R. H. Alexander, Paul Madison, Ben Arnold, Don Paul, Bill Short, L. S. Craig and Bill Urton. Don Paul will have charge of preparation of the floor and selec tion of the music; John Goree, the dedicatory program; George Murr, refreshments; Kenyon Harris, ad vertising; Bill Urton, seating; Paul Madison heads the door committee and the auxiliary unit the decora tions. All Coolidge and valley resi dents are invited by officers of the American Legion Post to at tend the dedication of the new hall which fills a definite need in Cool idge for a community center for entertainment and dancing. Spec ial invitations will be issued to members of American Legion Posts of the state and their auxil iary units and large delegations are expected to attend from Tuc son and Phoenix, as well as Flor ence, Casa Grande, Superior and Chandler. In addition to the principal ad dress by the State Commander, short talks will be made by civic and community leaders of the city. The complete program for the dedication has not as yet been completed but will be released next week in ample time for all to become familiar with it. o Car Coolers That Obstruct Vision Ordered Removed Highway patrolmen throughout the state of Arizona have been or dered by the superintendent of Arizona highway patrol to remove all window coolers that obstruct the driver’s view. It has become necessary to enforce this rule, say authorities, because of two major accidents and five minor accidents which investigation proved were caused by the driver’s view to the right being obstructed by car window coolers. Window coolers will not be per mitted on the left side of any pas senger vehicle, or otherwise plac ed in such away as to obstruct the driver’s vision. Car window coolers which are fixed either be low or above the line of vision with no obstruction brackets are permissable and may be placed on either front, rear or side win dows. o Attends Sister’s Funeral At Coast Mrs. E. D. Chandler left Tues day for Los Angeles, California, tc be present at the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Amos Almasey, who died in a Santa Monica hospital after a long illness. On July Ist, Mrs. Chandler and her son Virgil Chandler were call ed to Santa Monica because of the serious condition of Mrs. Almasey, who failed to rally from the effects of a stroke suffered at that time. Mrs. Chandler is expected to re turn the latter part of the week. o— Changes Come To McLain Family Much activity has taken place in the Philip McLain family lately. Last Monday they became the par ents of a son, born at Coolidge Hospital. Friday Mrs. O. H. Coleman, Mrs. McLain’s sister, who is a nurse, arrived from Gainsville, Florida to take care of her; and Sunday, Mr. McLain, a reserve officer, was called to El Paso, Texas, for med ical examination. The McLains are awaiting the outcome to know where their fu ture home will be. o • Miss Frances Short left Sunday for Los Angeles, California, where she will visit relatives during the summer. • Mrs. Albert Lay and children Elizabeth and John are visiting relatives in Texas, where'they will remain for the summer. fTY AGRICULTURE” U. S. Marines on Guard in London J Hi: For the first time in history, U. S. marines line up in front of the embassy in London for inspection before mounting guard. In all, 63 oarers and men, including 11 who were saved when the Dutch ship lil.iasdam was torpedoed, have been sent to London for fire warden duty. AMERICAN LEGION AND AUXILIARY HOLD JOINT INSTALLATION MONDAY George Murr, commander of William David Hood Post, Amer ican Legion and Mrs. Avis Paul, president of the auxiliary unit were installed in office Monday night in the new American Legion Post Home on North Main street in joint ceremonies conducted by Mrs. Helen Riell, of Globe, district committee woman for the Auxili ary and Ancil Taylor, American Legion District Commander. Mrs. Lillian Watson, retiring auxiliary president and Kenyon Harriss, retiring post commander were presented badges in recog nition of their services. Following short, separate busi ness sessions, the two groups were feted by auxiliary members. Installed along with Mrs. Paul as auxiliary officers were; Mrs. Marie Murr, Ist Vice President; Mrs. May belle Taylor, 2nd Vice President; Mrs. Loleete Talla, Sec retary; Mrs. Clarabelle Martin, Treasurer; Mrs. Mildred Dodge, Chaplain, Mrs. Mable Jones, His torian and Mrs. Lillian Stack, Ser geant-at-Arms. The Executive Board members are Mrs. Loleete Talla, Mrs. Hope Taylor and Mrs. Lillian Wbtson, retiring president. Other American Legion officers installed were: Carl Sprinkle, Ist Vice Commander; A. P. McKinnis, 2nd Vice Commander; Bill Short, Adjutant; Don Paul, Sergeant-at- Arms and John D. Goree, Histor ian. During the Legion business ses sion, plans for dedication of the new building were discussed and Negro Women In Wreck Near City Five negro women en route to their homes at Phoenix met trouble seven miles west of Cool idge on Highway 87 in Wednes day afternoon’s storm, when the sedan in which they were travel ing, skidded and struck a bridge railing smashing the front of the car, but left its occupants uninjur ed, though considerably shaken. Mabelle Fields was driving the car and other occupants were Johnny Lee Townsend, Willie B Green, Zera Burton and Mrs. O. B. Benson. The accident was due to slick pavement and obscured vision from rain, wind and hail, accord ing to highway patrolman Roger Gates. o Overturned Car Results In Fine John Wright of Casa Grande was cited for reckless driving when he overturned his car seven miles south of Coolidge Tuesday after noon. Wright, who was uninjured, was tried Wednesday morning in local justice court and given his choice of paying $25.00 or serving 25 days. At last report, Wright, who was still in jail, said he would get the money. o Father Passes Mrs. O. M. King received word Tuesday night of the death of her father at Alexandria, Louisiana. She left Wednesday morning for Phoenix where she will make fur ther plans after talking with friends. the following permanent commit tees announced; Service Officer Bill Urton. Membership Committee Ancil Taylor, Iria C. Averett, Ben Morin and Tom Moxley. Employment Committee Jack Garrett, Carl Sprinkles and M. M. Ware. Americanism R. W. Taylor, Natt Dodge and Paul Loucks. Publicity H. H. Wrenn. Boy Scouts Joe Irvine, Paul Madison and Frank Watson. Child Welfare Martin Talla, Mike Sims and Ben Arnold. Special Planning of Entertain ments John Goree, Leon Now ell, P. w. Vensel, Ben Arnold, Ken yon Harris, L. S. Craig, R. H. Alexander and Jack Garrett. o Panel Discussion At Auxiliary Meet “The Place of the Church in the Community During Present W]orld Conditions” was the subject of a panel discussion at a meeting of members of Community Presby terian church auxiliary Thursday afternoon in Community recrea tional hall. Mrs. Natt N. Dodge was chair man of the discussion, with Mrs. C. J. Moody, Mrs. George Demp ster and Mrs. Charles Steen as assistants. Mrs. Karl Fisher was program chairman. Refreshments were served at the close qf the meeting. o Initial Season Electrical Storm Comes To Coolidge Coolidge and environs came in for its first electrical storm of the season Wednesday night and Thursday morning when, as us ual with desert storms, all kinds of weather from dust storms to hail, took place at varying spots during the late afternoon and night. Seven miles west of Coolidge on Highway 87 the storm burst forth in a fury of wind, rain and hail about six o’clock, that caused two automobile accidents. The hail stones, according to report, were the size of large marbles and bid fair to break car windshields, al though none was reported. During the night and early morn ing rain poured in more or less degree in various spots, while lightning flashed and thunder roar ed, driving in rural and local resi dents who are wont to sleep out side. The official record of rainfall registered at Casa Grande Ruins was .12 of an inch, which may have been true of the Ruins, but — according to rural residents at various points, the rainfall varied at each spot! o Get Sixty Days Francisco and Juanita Joseph, husband and wife, were arrested and tried Monday in local justice court for drunk and disorderly con duct on the st»eets of Coolidge. They plead guilty and were sen tenced to 60 days each. o •W\ R. Urton returned Saturday from a business trip to El Paso. Texas. Coolidge Dam 683,- 897 Acre Feet of Wa ter Available. July 18. 1941. Loss for week 10,965 Acre Feet. NUMBER 20 PINAL COUNTY LEADS IN LONG STAPLE ACREAGE With approximately 54 per cent of the long staple cotton acreage planted within Arizona, Pinal coun ty has forged itself to the front and into top position in the culti vation of this necessary war time staple according to figures releas ed by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture in its annual crop acreage report. The report places 51,350 acres 01 long staple (American-Egyptian) In Pinal county as compared with a total state acreage of 95,000 acres. Maricopa county is in sec ond position with 30,000 acres, and Pima county 3rd with 8,080. All other counties have 5,570 acres of this long staple. In short staple acreage, Pinal' county is still second to Maricopa county with an estimated acreage of 37,500 despite the belief of lo cal authorities who place the to tal in Pinal at nearer 42,000 acres of the short staple variety. The total Arizona acreage in both classes of cotton has been placed by federal officials at 243, 000 acres of which Maricopa has 119,700 and Pinal in second posi tion with 81,400. The acreage of cotton in culti vation in the United States on July 1 was estimated at 23,519,000 acres as compared with 24,871,000 on July 1, 1941. The 1941 total is 5.4 per cent less than that of last year and 28.6 per cent less than the 10-year (1930-39) average. o Coolidge School Grounds Are A Credit To City Proof of what care and knowl edge will do in desert horticultur al planting has been given by the attractively landscaped grounds of Coolidge schools. A year ago North Elementary school, just completed, stood on stark bare ground. Today, ap proximately 25 different varieties of trees, shrubs and plants sur round the building on a carpet of green, where lawn sprinklers throw out a welcome spray. Outstanding among the shrubs Is the coral bush, a native of Bra zil, that bears unusual pinkish-red blossoms distributed along its branches. These bushes are rare in Arizona. There is also a yel low oleander that demands inter est, a Japanese fire bush, and many other plants that add beauty to the grounds. Trees include silk oaks, fruit less mulberry, Carab, a native of Palestine known, for its fruit, as “Saint John’s Bread.” There is a superstition among natives that the bark of this tree, concealed in an enemy’s effects when he goes to sea, will induce rough weather and storms which he may not sur vive. South Elementary school, has had time for its planting to be come established and luxuriant. Here, one will find large myrtle hedges, elms, ash, eucalyptus, and cedars spreading their welcome shade over the grounds. The pa tio at South school is like a fra grant bouquet, made up of color ful blooms from many plants. Coolidge Union High School with its spacious green lawn that sweeps from the highway to its doors, and is bordered at the edg es with lantanas, snap dragons, poppies, stock, marigolds and zin nias in season, was landscaped by Arizona Highway Department en gineers. The grounds, of which faculty and student body are just ly proud, are being further im proved by the planting of grass in all open spaces, even to the ball field. o Boy Disappears While On Visit Keith Smith, 14. of Michigan, brother of Morris Smith and Mrs. Henry Wang of Coolidge, disap peared Saturday night at Phoenix where he was visiting relatives. Keith went downtown alone at 9 o’clock Saturday night. His ab sence w r as reported at 2 a. m. and a radio description of the boy sent out to patrol cars. At last report, he was . still miss ing. o Married Monday Mrs. Ollie Braley and William Clark, both of Coolidge, motored to Nogales Monday, where they were married. Mr. and Mrs. Clark will make their home in Coolidge.