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in Pinal Ccur.ty; Agri cultural and business center of entire Casa Grande Valley. VOLUME TWELVE CGOLIDGE BEARS MEET GLENDALE ELEVEN TON»C m t Coolidge Ikars open I hi* grid iron season tonight wl:*-n tli«»\ play Glendale high school at & o'clock at Glendale Coach "Mutt' Ford and assistant Glenn WII on will leave town with 26 p’ayern (or Glendale at 4:30 to lau..cb th«*lr first battle. Only three < f tie h«> playcT* are last year's r« ulars. Coach "Red" Crouch of Glen dale also ha* a new it.ur. v. ;ih only three regulars. Glendale il.isn "A" school with a*K)ut 50’ students. The Cardinals \t >n th* state championship in 193". Ac< ording to advances Informa tion this will he the probable line up at Glendale: Martin, center; Wletlng. guard. Maxwell. guard; Wuert*. V.. tackle; Sowell. tackle; Roche, end; Lynch, end; Elledge, quar ter; Newcomb, right half; Shot maker, fullback; Perkins, left half. It is expected that Knox, guard. Thomas, end. and Shaw, fullhuk. will also he in tonight's game. The following men complete the team Shoemaker. Jr.. Tang. Nottingham. Carter. Steele. Livingston. Wink l. r. Smith. Kjormoe, Wuertz. If . Ilanimen. J . and I’erkins, J. Managers for this year's team are Hannah. Ware. Hambrick and Itarrington. The "seconds" play Superior Saturday at 2 o’clock at Superior. Following Is the schedule for 1941 season: Sept. 19 —Glendale at Glendale Sept. 26 —Sacaton at Cool Id ge Oct. 3 Cana Grande at Coolidge Oct. 10 —Buckeye at Coolidge Oct. 17 Superior at Coolidge Oct. 2! I’eoria at Peoria Oct. 31 Scottsdale at Scottsdale Nov. 7 —Florence at Florence Nov. 14 Ajo at Ajo Nov. 21 —Chandler at Coolidge Summer’s Heaviest Rainfall Friday The summer's heaviest rain fell Friday afternoon, according to C. A. Chris man, ranger at Casa Gran de Ituins. The storm was similar to those heavy rains of last year in that the greatest precipitation was registered in the first half hour. The gauge at the monument show ed that 1.10 inches of rain fell In 30 minutes. The first hour's total was 1.24. and the whole storm registered 144 inches. HARRY SHELLER - - Jewelci Destined for early adventure. Harj-y Sheller was born at Fos toria. Ohio. April 10th, IS9l—one of five children. When he was still young his family moved to the oil field town of North Baltimore, Ohio, where his father was at first an oil field worker and later superintendent. . \ —Photo. Burtcher't Studio Harry, who from childhood wanted to be a doctor, was much about the oil fields and often ad ministered first aid to the injured, thereby earning the nickname “Doc.” He was 13 when his father died and things didn't go so well for Hairy after that. He grew restive. The climax came when his mother sent him out to rake leaves one day and Harry decided it was too much. He ran away, and after a number of dubious adventures, Stau Librarian Capitol Bldg /ITV * il r©IXK .Crowding Fire ''ruck Violators ! Will Be Cited Coolidge motorists who feel ih<* urge to follow the Coolidge fire ! truck to future fir* and who im- I pede in any manner the efficient I use of fire fighting apparatus will | he cited to appear In the JwpMc.* court according to an edict a u r - I upon this week following a con ference between county law en tore* merit officers, 1 ighway patrol men and officers of th** fire de partment. The offieer: hate agreed thv warnings Issued In the past have been Os little use and point to tlu* crowd of motorists who followed the fire thick Wednesday tiight when it was called to extinguish an automobile fire in north Cool idge. One officer states the crowd was so dense lie was barely able t oreach the seen* in order to ful fill his duties. In issuing their warning, which they declare to be the last and fin al one. the officers call attention to Section 1599 of the state high way code which reads: “APPROACH OF POLICE OR FI HR VKHICI.E. Upon the ap proach of any police or fire d<* pa it men t vehicle giving audible signal by bell, siren, or exhaust whistle, the driver of every oth* vehicle shall immediately drive parallel to the right hand edge or j curb of the highway, a n* t a possible, clear of any Intersection! of highways, and shall top am there remain, unless otherwise di , reeled by a police officer, until the police or fire department ve | hide shall have passed. It shall j he unlawful for the driver of any vehicle other than one on official business to follow any fire appar atus traveling In response to n fire alarm closer than 500 feet or j to drive into, or park the vehicle Within the block where fire ap pa rat us has stopped (Sec. 17, p 104. Id. R. C. 19281." AF Staff Member ‘/*ri' , .r- Co Vi dge Allan Stewart, whose part nta, , Mr. and Mrs. Dugald Stewart live in Florence au*l sister, Mrs, Mit chell Cagjl lives in Coolidge, was a visitor over Wednesday in Flor ence ami Coolidge. Stewart, for many years a member of the San Francisco staff of Associated Press, is enroute to New York and then to an as yet unnamed South American capital where he will nterpret the news of the area In which he is stationed. Stewart believes that his assignment may be Buenos Aires. | reached Cincinnati, where lie went !to work In a grocery for $4.00 a j week, just enough to pay his room •mil hoard. He stuck it out tor ! two years tiiwn returned home (where he went to work for a frr.it It land at s7.<>n a week. (Mark Mill ' er, a jeweler who had a shop j around the corner and bought fruit I from Harry took a fancy to him ■He wanted to teach Harry th* trade, but the boy v.a i;'; interest i ed—until a youthful pr ink resulted jin a mi T.cveiit’tre, of which onlj he and the jewe’ r knew th* | facts. The jeweler k**pt silent an il any w-nt to work lor him. H*» .Rayed so r yen is. and le.irn jtduli tin jeweler could i ach him then in 1211. went out into tin j world on his own arm in, but noi Ito follow his trade. A number ol i years in the chain store busiae ensued, during which Harry work ed himself up to a position of ini i portance and married Anna Greet lin St. Louis, a cashier in one oi ;the stores. Harry settled down to his trail* then and nine years in the Jewel !ry business at Chicago followed i which was ended when the sho; j was held up and Mr. Sheller sho through the abdomen. He return edd to the chain store business a. safer, after that, and in 1022 be came assistant superintendent of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Ter Company. Ho resigned this i*osi tion because of his health, and h* and Mrs. Sheller went to Cali fornia, where he was "cleaned out” in stock maiket trading. He heard of the possibilities of the rapidly growing town of Coo li'ige and came here August 15th 1030, and started business in a tin building on south Main Street Today, Mr. Sheller conducts hi business in an attractive stor*- on Main Street, where he has been for the past six years—Shelter's Jewelry Shop. “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” COOLIDGE. PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 1941 )RK UNDER WAY PAiMG COOLIDGE PARKWAYS < 1 - 'i- * shoppers will soon step out of their cars onto paved parkway; in front of eight stores os: Coolidge Avenue. Work has started laying asphalt : v.-n >nl thn-e inches deep from tlu* curb line to the present pave * on Hi** north si*b* of Cool- AYonui ffom the east line of or < Pharmacy past Mandell ami Harris, Geo. V. Wall to the w< ; line of Serrano's, a distance of 150 feet. The south side of c- •olid * Avenue paving from the curb to the present pavement - at the oast line of Feder ated Store past Cooli«lge Home I Si pi>l> and Consumer'* Market, a i *am *' of ion feet to the inter ■ ti<>n of Main Street and Cool idee Avenue. West of Main Su*-et on th** south side of Cool idge Avenue the pavement will continue from the curb to the preheat pavement to a point 125 f* * t from tie- intersection past Mclntyre's Garage. Main Street will he pav**d from curb to curb for t di -dance of 30 feet south of th* inter action of Coolidge A ve na- and Main Street. This work is being clone under the supervision of Ernest Linde m.inn in cooperation with the i property owners and Final county highway department. Property ow ners furnish funds for labor and part of the material used and county highway department fur ni.-hes e*iuipment for grading and j hauling. Under this setup, all owners of Coolidge business frontage may pave on a pay as you go plan, and at exceptionally reasonable cost, according to Lindemann. It is expeited that th** work now under way will be completed in about two weeks, provided weather conditions permit. —o 584 Children In Grammar Schools As Term Starts Coolidge grammar schools start the second we*-k of the 1941-42 term with a total registration of 5m pupils. According to Wesley D. Kirby, principal, this is a small decrease compared with last year's figures for the same period. Kir by bePevcs tie decrease may be due* to defense work having taken cu,< f milieu and then, too the u-nal Peak district was split this year. Adjustments in classrooms are being made, and Mr. Kirby is now equalizing classes — lessening the number in some rooms, etc. The south grammar school Is for students from the fifth to eighth grades, inclusive, and for the kin dergarten. The cafeteria is also Km a ted In that building. There are 271 children registered for fat < hod The north school has 510 children and includes the first tfirouch the fourth grades; this enrollment also includes the Bor ree’s corner school. A full staff of teachers are now at work with the exception of an art teacher, whose application is being considered. Mrs. J. Phil •'lnride*' is sub tituting as a sixth id t< arher. Mrs. Sue Steward, nurse, started duty at the begin* nii of school. She will carry on the immunization program the chotfl initiated several years ago. Special emphasis is given to im munizing against smallpox, dip led-, and typhoid. Manual train nc i taught to seventh and Bth grade boys by John Hooker. Mi s Adelaide Ixunen supervises :v:sjc in all elementary grades. The north building has been oe upted one year. It was consul ted to be an ideal school, having td much praise from schoolmen rul townspeople alike, when it was built. After its first year, it found to he more than adequate, ’t is of good design, pleasing ap • trance u;,d seems to be excep tionally workable. Youngsters uve good light, plenty of space, d'iygrounds; there seems to he ots of fresh air and comfortable sating arrangements. Landscap ing at both schools make them rtioularly attractive. This year inds both buildings in good shape. Three busses are operated to bring out-of-town children to school. o © Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dtilen have rented a house in south Cooiidge, into which they moved on Friday. Biographical Series To Be Weekly Feature Today we offer the first in a biographical series of sketches drawn from tin- lives of leading business and professional men of Coolidge wlto have been brought Together in our com munity through widely varying circumstances. Some have faced hardship and fought their way through, others have found life easier and opportunities more plentiful, but all have striven for the nosit ions they hold today. These sketehel are pages from the book of life, the threads of which have been woven into the daily lives and affairs of all who live here. The •xperienee, ability, ar.d knowl edge accumulated Irom far and near by each r,f the men whose biographies we publish, contri bute today to the thriving bus iness background of "the fast est grow ing city in America.” The first ten biographies have been prepared and presentation is decided by lot. a rule that will be followed throughout publication. Cattle Market Beginning To Become Active Recent cattle activities here In clude the sale of 1,000 yearlings by Jewel England,to a "feeder" at Buckeye, Saturday, also the sab* of approximately 150 steers, which he bought this spring, to Tempe Feed Yards. There has been little cattle ac tivity in the valley throughout the summer, according to Billy Knight local cattle inspector. Most of tin farmers who stocked up this spring are holding their cattle to get them Into better shape, he says. Prices on certain classes of cattle are Just beginning to come back from the spring drop. Feed er cattle, he says, remain the same. o Photographer Has Studio Enlarged Work has Just been completed on remodeling and enlarging of Burtcher's Studio on Wilson Ave nue. The north partition that former ly divided studio and dark room has been removed and the addi tional space included in the studio. A large dark room has been built to the east, adjoining the studio. The wall finish throughout is of soft pearl gray, which has been found advantag eous in obtaining the most effec tive light backgrounds. Furnishings in the reception '-oorn have been rearranged and further improvements are plan ned here. Houses Damaged In Friday Storm Friday’s sudden vicious storm took its tool in Coolidge. The G. L. Johnson home near the Diesel plant had two-thirds of its roof ripped off and scattered a quarter of a mile across country. The Johnsons recently had their home redoc rated and bought new fur nishings. Rain poured into the in terior doing much damage. Th**ir house was insured against wind storms and the family has moved into a duplex near the Diesel plant pending repair of the damage to their home. Part of the roofing on the rear porch of the L. R. Winkler home was also torn off by Friday's heavy winds. The Winkler home is insured against wind storms. Guest Speaker To Address Methodists The Reverend O. L. Smith, Tuc son. will address members of Coolidge Methodist church at 8 o'clock Sunday evening. Reverend Smith is a man with a private in come, who does evangelistic w*ork for the good of the cause, accord ing to Reverend B. L. Nance, pas tor of Coolidge church. Reverend Smith will tell his life story and how he was con verted in a New- York rescue mission, which will be followed by the usual Sunday evening sing. All those not attending oth er churches are extended a cor dial invitation to attend. Hugh M. Miller On International Park Commission National recognition of ability came to Hugh Miller, superintend ent Southwestern National Monu ments. this week as he received a commission from she state depart ment, signed bv Secretary of State Cordell Hull, to membership on a United States Commission charged with formulating policies and plans for the establishment and development of International parks along the boundary between the United States and Mexico. Miller’s appointment fills a va cancy which has existed on the commission since the death of Frank Pinkley, former superin tendent of Southwestern National Monuments is months ago. In addition to the development of International park areas the commission, which will meet with a similar commission from Mexi co. will plan forest reserves and wild life refuges along the bor der. GOODS STOLEN , !N CHANDLER RECOVERED HERE Ten watches and 15 rings al legedly stolen by Holloway Berry, 20 Milton Prater, 17. and Howard Hull. 18, all of Coolidge, in a re cent burglary of a Chandler jewelry store, were recovered here by local officers and returned to deputy sheriff's office at Chandler Monday. As the result of a filling sta tion robbery in Phoenix, that fol lowed on the heels of the jewelry robbery. Berry ami Hull are be hind bars at Phoenix and Prater, who is alledged to have attempt ed to "shoot it out" with the police is in a hospital. Prather and Hull, according to local officers, confessed to the recent robbery of Bob's Place here. EIGHT PERSONS INJURED AS CAR HITS TRAILER Three women and five men, were injured, when a large trailer transporting 30 Indiana to "Red” Hughes ranch was hit by an ap proaching car, Saturdav night at 10 o’clock on Big Store road south of Kloy. The Indians, cotton pick ers on the Hughes ranch, had been in town shopping. Hughes was driving the car to which the trail er was attached when a car driv en by Fernando Valdenegro side swiped Hughes’ car and struck the trailer. Chaos ensued and while five Indians, all more or less seriously Injured, were being given what first aid was possible under the circumstances, a second car pass ed through the crowd without stopping and hit a sixth Indian. The driver of this car is still wanted. The Indians, unable to speak English or give their names ac cording to highway patrolman Roger Gates, were taken to Casa Grande hospital for treatment and later to the Indian hospital at Sacaton. Valdenegro sustained a broken ankle, cuts and bruises. Valdenegro, charged with reck less driving will be tried in jus tice court at Eloy. o Students Elect Class Officers Class officers and sponsors have been chosen by students of Coal idge Union High School as fol lows: : Freshman class: George O’Don nel, president; Clint Skrla, vice president; Betty Davis, secretary and treasurer. Sponsor, Paul H. Chambers. Sophomore class: Howard Wuertz, president; Anna Chimits, vice president and social chair man; Nattalle Dodge, treasurer and secretary. Sponsor, Lorenzo Lisonbee. Junior class: Gloria Appel, president; Paul Hannah, vice president; Sarah Arnold, secre tary; John Roche, treasuurer; Frances Short, social chairman. Sponsor, R. M. Springfield. Senior class: Theodore Smith, president; Alma Wofford, vice president; Earvaline Palmer, sec retary and treasurer. Sponsor Miss Ruth Miller. PLANS AND COMMITTEES FOR LEGION FIESTA AND RODEO ARE ANNOUNCED John D. Goree is General Chairman Zieg er Shows Engaged for Four-Day Show October 23-24-25-26 —Rodeo at Martin's Desert Beach will be added attraction with Tom Clark Arena Director Plans for the greatest city wide celebration ever held in Coolidge are rapidly taking shape as prep arations are being completed for Legion Fiesta Days and Rodeo which will be held October 23-2 G. Zieger Shows, one of the larg est carnivals playing the west has been engaged by Legion Fies ta Days committee under the general chairmanship of John D. Goree. The carnival grounds will bo located just north of Hine; Drug store and west of Main Two New Homes Under Construction Now In Coolidge Work has started on a five room bungalow on the corner of Pima Avenue and Main Street, for Mrs. Sue Steward. Construction will be of mement br|ck with shingle roof. Kenneth Means has the con tract. Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Gaskin have had their old home torn down and are having a five room frame stucco house built at the same location on Main Street and North ern Avenue. Mr. Gaskin, who has been em ployed as a guard at Boulder Dam. is expected to return to Coolidge the last of this month, to remain permanently. o New Building Going Up On Main Street Work Is under way on a build ing being erected under the per sonal supervision of B. G. Letzring, owner, on the northeast corner of Main Street and Harding Avenue. The structure, 26 by 40 feet, will be made of cement blocks with metal roof and cement floor. Mr. Letzring, who expects work to be completet by October Ist, is building for rental. Letzring’s Trading Post, adjoin ing Letzring's real estate office, is undergoing improvements and being enlarged by a 14 by 40 foot addition. Part of the lumber from the old building is being used. The new addition will have a met al roof and cement floor. o Lions Hold Dinner Meet Members of Coolidge Lions Club were presented with a new bul letin “The Lion Paw,” at Wednes day evening’s dinner meeting in Community church hall. The edi tor is unknown, but the bulletin came in for such interest that It was suggested publication should become a weekly feature. The group discussed forming of a school patrol, with boys in uni form to conduct children across school crossings. The matter was referred to Lion A. W. Spangehl for further Investigation. Harold Wrenn, speaker of the evening, addressed the group on "Early Newspaper Business in Arizona.” Lion V. 11. Hamilton of Florence was a guest for the evening. Thursday night Lions turned out en masse to level the ground and plant grass around new Cool idge fire house in city park. o Future Farmers Slate Objectives Objectives for the coming year were slated by members of Cool idge Chapter, Future Farmers of America at a meeting of the or ganization’s officers held in the home of Robert M. Springfield, chapter advisor. Goals toward which the Future Farmers will strive include: Ist, to render community service, planting trees, sodding lawns, test ing milk and de-worming. 2nd, In itiation of greenhands, hold six parties, hold father and son ban quet, hold Hallowe’en dance, have refreshments 75% of all meetings and sponsor an assembly program. 3rd, Sponsor leadership activities, enter good display at state fair, and have well organized monthly meetings. Coolidge Dam 616,- 674 Acre Feet of Wa ter Available, Septem ber 18, 1941. Loss for week 6,752 Acre Feet. NUMBER 30 street (luring the huge four-day celebration. Featuring the celebration this year will be a rodeo celebration at Martin’s Desert Reach under the direction of Tom Clark, widely known Tucson cattleman, as arena director and promoter. The ro deo is being sponsored by the Coolidge Tost of the American Legion which will furnish ticket takers, gatemen and other aid. The following committee ap pointments have been announced by General chairman Goree: Dance —Martin Talla, Chairman; A. P. McKinnis, Frank Watson, Natt Dodge and Hugh Miller. Rodeo —George Murr, Ancil Tay lor, Bill Urton, J. L. Alexander, Paul Madison, M. M. Ware, Frank Watson and Martin Talla. Carnival —J. D. Goree, Bill Ur ton and George Murr. Smoker—Don Paul, H. H. Wrenn, M. M. Ware and J. D. Goree. Advertising—Ben Arnold, Bill Urton, Ancil Taylor, Kenyon Har ris, Bill Short, J. D. Goree and Paul Houcks. Publicity—H. H. Wrenn. Costume —Pnul Loucks and Bob Taylor. Location Committee —Ben Ar nold and Don Paul. METEORPASSES OVER COOLIDGE SATURDAYNIGHT A meteor comparable in size to a small cannon ball, was observ ed passing over Coolidge from east to west Saturday night at 8:50. The brilliant fire ball light ed sky and earth as it shot across at a low altitude, leaving a luminous train of greenish-gold light in its path. The term meteor springs from the Greek and means literally “things in the air," but usage to day is restricted to those astro nomical bodies which, entering the earth's atmosphere from with out, are believed by scientists to have cosmical origin and originate from the depths of space. In ancient times the fall of a brilliant meteor was viewed with superstitious dread, but today such .phenomena are viewed with keen interest and every effort made to observe them in the in terest of science. Meteors are known to travel at widely different speeds varying from 8 to 50 miles a second and are usually seen for a second, or less. The meteor whose brilliant flight was observed here Satur day is reported to have lasted ap proximately 10 seconds. The observation of meteors forms one of the branches of as tronomy suited to amateurs. The only equipment needed is a star chart on w hich to chart the paths, a watch and a notebook. Observa tions are made by noting carefully the points among the stars at which the meteor begins and ends, and plotting this path upon the map. Records of the time, color and magnitude are made in the notebook at the same time. Such work, according to scientists is of definite value and the basis of advances in meteoric astrono my. o Cafeteria Is Popular Place Kenilworth school showed an enrollment of 218 students, Sep tember 15th. Mrs. A. K. Osborn has been added as a faculty mem ber; she will teach the fifth grade. According to Harry Culbert, principal, Mrs. R. Blakeman will be in charge of the cafeteria this year. Two helpers have been en gaged, Blanche Hall and Pauline Martin. The cafeteria has had special mention before for its ef ficiency and popularity. This year’s cafeteria should be even better, says Culbert. An average of ICO children were fed each noon the first week of school.