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in Pinal County; Agri cultural and business center of entire Casa Grande Valley. VOLUME TWELVE EXPAND NATURAL GAS SERVICE TO CLIFTON-MORENCI Expansion of the distribution service of *S'atural Gas Service Company now serving the major towns of Casa Grande Valley to include the mining camps of Clif ton and Morenci has been an nounced by E. F. Kellner, vice president and general manager of the company. H. Cecil McCullar who has been on the teaching staff of Casa Grayde grade schools has been appointed manager for the two towns, where there will also be a service manager and cashier in each camp. The townsites of Slargo and Bunker, adjacent to Morenci will also be served. Coolidge is the main office of the company and the seat of ad ministration and managements Natural gas la brought into Ari zona through huge pipe lines and distributed by individual operating companies. Marshall A Moody, long a rest dent of Superior is president of the company and Stanley A. Jer tuan. I’hoenix attorney is secre tary. Class Officers Are Elected At Florence High Student body ami class elec ttons were completed on the Flor ence high school campus last week, with the following results: Student body president. Lionel Bernal; vice president. Lloyd Bas teen; secretary-treasurer. Hath leen Stringer. Representatives of Council, sen lor class. Janice Reed and John Trammell; juniors. Endina Rodri quez and Robert Johnson; aopbo mores. Johnnie Bayne and WIU uun Dunn; freshmen. Mary I-ouise Avenenti. Senior officers, president. Wayne Goodman; vice-president. Raul Mariscal; secretary treasurer. Fred Johnson; Juniors, president. Fay I»ean Samuels; vice-president. Bu ford Arney; sec retary treasurer. Kdelia Padilla. The sophomore class elected Van Haren. president; Bob by Herrerra. vice-president am; Jim Avenenti, secretary-treasurer —— o Lions Hear Talk' About Diamonds Coolidge Lions heard a talk on “Diamonds" from Harry Sbeller, Jeweler, who was guest speaker at Wednesday evening’s dinner meeting in Community Recrea tional Hall. Fifteen members were present Mr. Sheller and William Berken bosch. teacher from 11 Mile Cor ner Camp School, were guests. J. M. HINES -- Druggist J M Hines, one of four-broth ers and five sisters, was born on a farm near the popular health re sort of Mineral Wells. Texas, Oc tober 22, 1890- As a boy he learned about farm life and when he and his brothers were not busy with the cows and chickens they helped in their fa gs / i ; gHg —Photo, Burtcher'* Studio tber’s general store. Christmas and holidays in the Hines home were like a party, there were so many of them they The Coolidge Examiner Kenilworth P. T. A. Board Makes Plans Executive hoard members of Kenilworth 1* T. A met at tin home of the president. Mrs. Eli Anderson. Thursday evening to I discuss the year's program and make plans for the future. Mrs. Sybil Gammage, program chairman, outlined the theme tha has been adopted for this year , programs. “The Child in the Com munity.’’ A membership drive was dis cussed and Mrs. A. V. Bonner ap pointed to fill the position of mem bership chairman left vacant by the resignation of Mrs. Jessh Harris. Those present were Mrs. F. E Stonebocker, treasurer; Mrs Gammage, program chairman. Mrs. Amy Dawson, safety chair man; Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Bonner. Miss Gladys Roche, secretary and Harry Culbert. principal of Kent! worth school. Refreshments were served by the hostess. The next meeting Is scheduled for Wednesday, October Ist, 8 o' clock, in Kenilworth school audi torium. It will be a Safety meet ing and is open to the public. o DOCTORS RETURN FROM CANADIAN HUNTING TRIP Big game hunting comparable only to the days when great herds of game greeted the pioneering Daniel Boone's of a century ago was experienced this summer by Drs. G. B. Steward of Florence. B. L. Steward of Coolidge and their close friend. Dr. H. M. Stuf flebaum of Salinas. California who returned Saturday from the Ca nadian Rockies. Although snowbound for 16 of the 21 days they were actually in the big game country. Dr. 0. B Steward hung up a record of bag ging one mountain ram and two caribou in five hours. Dr. "B. L.” brought down 1 moose. 1 caribou and three timber wolves while Dr. Stufflebaum kill ed a ram. caribou, moose and a wolf. The trip consumed 5 weeks with the party driving overland to Ed monton. Canada and going in from that point by air to Deadman’s lake, several hundred miles north of the United States bonier into practically unexplored country. Duffle of the party was packed in overland by three half breed Indian guides. An unexpected thrill of the trip •which the doctors do not care to have repeated came as they took off in a pontoon equipped plane from the surface of the lake in a heavy fog and snowstorm hedge hopping huge pine trees only to be suddenly confronted by the face of a huge mountain upon which they might have crashed but for the expert flying of their pilot. didn’t need anyone else to mak< the celebrations gala affairs. Hine's father was a man with the true pioneering spirit and when young Jim was sixteen, mov his family to New Mexico, whert he homesteaded on land near Deming. Jim Hines had no special talent for farming, so at seventeen he looked around for a job and found one at J. A. Kinnear's drug store at Deming. He liked the work and applied his youthful energy to learning all there was about it. He believed in saving his money and looking ahead, and at 24 he bought an interest in the drug store that from then on became Kinnear and Hines. Some years later Miss Oralie Sandusky came to Deming to teach and J. M. Hines, a substan tial business man with 20 years experience back of him. knew that his life was settled. He and Miss Sandusky were married at Dem ing October 16th. 1927. For some time he had been hearing of the business develop ment and opportunities offered by this part of Arizona and two years after his marriage he and Mrs. Hines came to Florence, where he opened Hines Drug Com pany. A year later, in January 1929, he opened Hines Drug Company at Coolidge next to the (then) Dam ron Hotel on Coolidge Avenue. Today. Mr. Hines owns and oper ates Hines Cut Rate Drug Com pany on Central and Main, and also one at Florence. “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 1941 COOLIDGE BEARS IN FIRST HOME GAME TONIGHT Coolidge Bears will play their first home game of the gridiron season tonight at 8 o’clock againsi the Sacaton Indians. Glendale h.gh school Cardinals, apparent! j headed for a big season, outplayed tl»e local eleven for a score of ISO last Friday night at Glendal* in the season opener for both ‘earns. According to coach Edgar Ford, the Bears have had regular hard practice all during the week, and the team is getting into bet ter shape. Members of Coolidge American ! Legion Post have been appointed to patrol the field before the game and during the half. The high school band, under the direc tion of Paul Chambers, will play. Announcing over a special address system will be made by Phil Clar idge. Mose Cooper of Coolidge and Gerald Chilton. Hayden, are the officials for tonight's game. Admission prices will he 35 cents, adults. 25 cents high school students, and 10 cents grammar school children. Season tickets for all five home games are on sale at $1.25. According to an agreement made last fall among the several schools, prices for games during the year will not be boosted. Starting lineup for the two teams follow: Coolidge Bears —Frank Lynch. ISO lbs.. End; Roy Thomas. 135 lbs.. End; Sowell, 160 lbs.. Tackle; Verne Wuertt, 160 lbs.. Tackle; Carl Wletlng. 160 lbs.. Guard; Jim Maxwell. 165 lbs.. Guard; John Martin. 220 lbs.. Cen ter; Edwin Elledge. 150 lbs., Quar ter; Earle Newcomb. 150 lbs.. Half; Willard Perkins. 150 lbs. Half; Leßoy Shoemaker. 175 lbs.. Full. Sacaton Indians Leonard James 142 lbs.. End; Frank Allen. 146, lbs . End; Alfred Jackson. 146 lbs Tackle; Eugene Osife. 146 lbs.. Tackle; Allan Jones. 14S lbs.. Guard: Marvin Cook. 151 lbs.. Guard; Eugene Mack. 153 lbs.. Tenter; C. White. 140 lbs.. Quar ter; Harold Durreil. 133 lbs.. Half; Clarence Manuel, 140 lbs.. Half; Leon Maguel. 149 lbs.. Full. o Hine’s Employees Attend Phoenix Meet J. M. Hines and the personnel of nine’s Drug Company attended a Phoenix meeting Wednesday night to hear J. H. Melver, Bos ton, general manager United Drug Pharmaceuticals, address Rexall Drug employees throughout Ari zona and New Mexico. Mr. Mclv er chose as his subject, “Vita mins" an important factor in our lives today. Those who attended with Mr. Hines from here are Miss Mar jorie Storie, J. E. Dudding. Ben Sweazea, Lewis Burton. George Knox and Troy Lewis. o Eastern Stars Observe Charter Night Wednesday Charter Night honoring charter members of the organization which was formed here 11 years ago. was held by members of Ocotillo Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star in MaSbnic Temple Wednes day night. The evening’s program opened with the reading of a poem by Mrs. Lenora Culbert, giving a de scription of the organization of the chapter. A solo was sung by Mrs. Flora Dunaway, after which charter members took over the program and sang popular songs of 11 years ago, ending with “Show Me The Way To Go Home.” Mrs. Eva lies, Mrs. Flora Hoop er and Mrs. Flora Dunaway serv ed on the refreshment committee. Charter members present were Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Shepard, now of Florence; Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, Mrs. Florence Jones, Mrs. Stella Sherrill. Mrs. Grace Farnsworth, Mrs. Walter Farnsworth, Mrs. So phie Cohen and Mrs. Ruby Weav er, now of Casa Grande. The next meeting will be Guest Meeting, to which each Coolidge Star will bring an Eastern Star member from some other chap ter. o • Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. Parke Soule and son Peter and Paul Loucks and daugh ter Alice attended the circus in Phoenix Saturday afternoon. Spitzbergen Taken by British This picture shows one of the leading eoal eorporations—Norske Kn’fulter—on Norway's arctic island of Spitsbergen. London claims that seaborne British and Norwegian troops attacked the island and rendered the northern archipelago's valuable coal mines unfit for Ger man use. Native mine workers and families were brought to England. D. G. Shoemaker Writes Home From Jefferson Barracks I). G. Shoemaker, Flight 11. 26th S. S.. writes his parents Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Shoemaker a letter that gives interesting sidelights on the lives of the boys stationed at Jejjerson Barracks, Saint Ixniis. Missouri. I). G.'s comments on the strike situation in Saint Ixxu is touch on a subject of wide in terest and the glimpses he gives of intimate camp life will bring an understanding smile to many par ents. His letter follows: Jefferson Barracks. Saint lands, Missouri; September 12. 1941 Dear Mom. Dad and Boys. How is everybody at home? Tell j Tommy (his youngest brother! 1 that the air planes are like bees here. They call us the Flying In fantry. Three thousand men went out of here this week and last. Tell Tommy to keep his chicks up for I will probably be flying a plane around there sometime. You asked if I had to do my washing NO! Why I wanted the iron is because things get aw-; ful wrinkled and need pressing out j after you wear them. We are , supposed to have the Army crease in all Class A uniforms. it's cold here now so you better send my sport coat. There was j something else I was going to send for now, but I forgot. I'll think of it next time. I don't get paid until the first of October, so you had better not send anything collect. I am going to see Aunt Zella Saturday and Sunday. They live only about 50 miles from here and the Commanding Lieutenant of our Flight is going to give me a pass to see them. He used to be Uncie Raymond’s boss and it was one a break for me. 1 ain playing ball with the post team and we are really going to have a good one. It was pretty exciting around here the first of the week —looked like there was goin'g to be a strike at the power plant and the riot spread here. We have orders to take over the power plant the minute the switch is pulled, be cause it furnishes power here for the post. Every one was ready to last night, but they postponed the strike 48 hours. I have taken two more shots for typhoid and one for lockjaw and they have issued me a lot of clothes —4 suits of working clothes, <; parade dress, 3 pair shoes, 5 underwear, 8 pairs socks, and a rain coat. My first dress parade was exciting. Has Dr. Steward got back yet? Tell me when he does. Made me kind of homesick to hear you say you were getting ready to pick cotton. I sure hope the crop is good this year. Well, this is all 1 can think of ■ now. Love, D. G. P. S. —Address my letters Dan iel G. Shoemaker. Mother Passes In California R. W. Taylor, principal of Cool idge Union high school, received word Wednesday night of the sudden death of his mother, Mrs. F. J. Taylor of San Diego, Cali fornia. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor left im mediately for San Diego where they will remain until after the funeral services. Teaciiers Welcomed To Coolidge At Community Dinner Over 100 persons were present to welcome Coolidge teachers at the second annual Dinner of Wel come given in their honor Tues day night at Community Recrea tional Hall. The dinner, which serves to introduce new teachers to townspeople, 1b sponsored by members of the Woman's Auxili ary of Community church. Mrs. J. J. Jones was general chairman of arrangements, as sisted by Mrs. James Luthy and Mrs. C- J- Moody. Mrs. Roger lies and Mrs. Charles Yates were in charge of table decorations. The grand march, during which dinner partners were acquired, served to introduce and mix the crowd with pleasant informality and was directed by Mrs. Natt N. Dodge with Mrs. Joseph D. Easter at the piano. Mrs. Roger Gates was program chairman, and Mrs. Charles Steen, co-chairman. Mrs. Gates intro duced R. W. Taylor, principal of Coolidge Union high school, who acted as master of .ceremonies. Natt N. Dodge, Naturalist of Southwestern National Monuments gave the address of welcome, af ter which new teachers were in troduced from their respective schools by Mr. Taylor; W. D. Kir by, suprintendent of Coolidge grammar schools and Harry Cul bert, superintendent of Kenil worth school. New teachers introduced were Miss Nancy Crandall, Miss Janice Moreland, Miss Patricia Harden, Miss Dorothy Jobling, Miss Atfe laide Roman, William Done, Paul Chambers and Malcolm Gannison. Old teachers needed no introduc tion, but rose when their names were calld to be welcomed home by townspeople. Following dinner, an impromptu musical program conducted by Mrs. R. W. Taylor furnished the evening's entertainment. No one knew beforehand what they were going to be called upon to do, Mrs. Taylor announced, and the surprise program presented both old and new talent to towns people. Mrs. J. D. Easter, given the names of three songs at random, combined them into a medley. J. J. Jones, Paul Chambers, R. W. Taylor and Lorenzo Lisonbee were called upon for a quartette and acquitted themselves in splen did style. Miss Nancy Crandall, sang a solo; Mrs. Paul Chambers played a piano solo; Miss Gladys Roche sang a solo, Miss Adelaide Lomen played a violin solo and the R«v. erend J. D. Easter sang a solo. The evening was concluded by all the men present rising to sing “Good Night Ladies" which was answered by a rollicking “Good Night” song from the entire group. Scouts To Compete Tucson Swim Event Members of Coolidge Boy Scouts swimming team. Troop 25, will leave tomorrow for Tucson where they will compete in the annual council Water Carnival. The boys will be accompanied by scout leaders A. K. Osborn and William Done. Those making the trip will be Joe Hammon, Floyd Hammon, Larry Sowell, Ray Hanks, Mack McEuen, Jack Havens and Ken neth Trout. Three Injured In Highway Accident Broken ribs, cuts and bruises re sulted Sunday when a car driven by Ernest Verdugo, Phoenix turn ed over seven miles south of Coolidge on Highway 87 Sunday afternoon. Verdugo, who was driving in a reckless manner according to highway patrolman Roger Gates, received two broken ribs, face cuts and bruises. Dan Hancock and A1 Jenkins, passengers, both of Phoenix, also received cuts and bruises. Verdugo and Jenkins were enroute to Tucson with Han cock, their employer, to fulfill a plastering contract. They were treated at Florence County Hospital. Verdugo was cited for reckless driving and is scheduled to up pear in local Justice court. Rally Day To Be Observed Sunday At Community Church Forty-five Presbyterian Sunday school* students will receive di plomas here Sunday, September 28, which will be Rally Day at Community church. Graduation exercises will be held in the church chapel at 9:45 a. m. Par ents and friends of the public are invited to attend. Rally Day will also bring to a close a contest for better attend ance and Bible scholarship that has been carried on for the last month by upper class departments. At present the adult class, taught by Elder Fred Wuertz, is leading. Special recognition will be given to the class making the best Rally Day record. Rally Day will be observed in the church service at 11 o’clock with a program of special music, an illustrated sermonette for the children, and a sermon by the Reverend Joseph D. Easter, pas tor. on “W’hat Christianity Has Done For Children." At 7 p. m. the three Christian Endeavor Societies will hold their graduation service, to which the public is invited. o Hunters Meet With Success For the first time in 33 years, Arizona hunters were allowed to go out after antelope and Carl McFarland, Jewel England, Jack Pretzer of Eloy and L. M. Ham mon, Phoenix, each returned from Mormon Lake Saturday with an antelope. With but 400 special li censes issued for a limited tw’o week’s hunt, half of the men, ac cording to order of their applica tions, were allowed to go out the first week. The remaining 200 are hunting.this week. McFarlands antelope weighed 88 pounds and Jewel England’s weighed 90 pounds. They average between 80 to 115 pounds accord ing to the hunters and have a horn spread of from 15 to 20 inch es. Mrs. England accompanied her husband on the hunt. The party left in separate cars early Friday and were home Saturday morning each with his antelope. For the present the antelope are in cold storage at Phoenix. The men plan to have the heads mount ed to add to their collections. o School Clubs Elect Officers Girls League of the Coolidge high school elected officers Wed nesday. The following will serve during this school year: Hetty Faye McEuen, president; Ella Mae Bamert, vice-president; Boots Cor bett, secretary; Vera Mae Camp bell, treasurer; and the following representatives: Alma Wofford, senior; Sarah Louise Arnold, jun ior; Helen Barrington, sophomore; Elsie Barrios, freshman. Miss Dorothy Van Zante is the sponsor for the group. Mrs. Paul Loucks sponsors the home economics club which elect ed the following officers, Thurs day: Helen Sellers, president; Vera Mae Campbell, vice-presi dent; Gloria Appel, secretary; Jean Finney, treasurer; Mary Kar am, reporter. Spanish club officers *r<y George Knox, president; Boots Corbett, vice-president; Ella Mae Bamert, secretary-treasurer; Gloria Appel and Theodore Smith, social chairmen and Glenn Wilson, spon sor. o • Mrs. Virgil Chandler returned home Friday from a vacation in Georgia. Coolidge Dam 609,- 986 Acre Feet of Wa ter Available, Septem ber 25, 1941. Loss for week 6,588 Acre Feet. NUMBER 31 Letter From Wales Tells of Rifles Sent By R. J. Jones A letter from Lieutenant J. D. Thomas, Llandyssul, Wales, (birth place of the late It. J. Jones) tell ing of the disposition of the rifles Mr. Jones was collecting here before his death and shipping* to Wales for use by his boyhood friends in home defense, was re ceived here Friday bv Mrs. Jones. The letter, mailed July 30th, was 51 days en route over war torn areas. Daff Evans, of whom the letter speaks, is Mr. Jones nephew. A previous letter informed Mrs. Jones that the last shipment of rifles Mr. Jones sent, shortly be fore his death, was sunk with the S. S. Massdan. An uncompleted lot of 6 rifles was sent to Wales by Mrs. Jones after her husband's death. She was informed in a let ter from Mr. Evans that a box from here was at the depot in Wales, which, no doubt, is the fin al lot, making a total of 26 rifles which were collected here by Mr. Jones and received at destination. Mrs. Jones wishes to thank all those who contributed toward her husband’s endeavor, and»made his desire to aid old friends in their hour of need, possible. Lieutenant Thomas’ letter fol lows: Clettwr View Capel Dewi Llandyssul Cardiganshire, Wales July 30, 1941 Mrs. R. J. Jones Dear Madam, I would like in the first place to tender to you my very sincere sympathy in the death of your husband, Mr. R. J. Jones, the news of which came as a great shock to us in this neighborhood who knew him so well. Mr. Jones and I are about the same age; we therefore knew one another quite well when we were youngsters in the same district. Later I went to England to earn my living in a bank and to some extent lost touch with my native heath but during one of my vacations some years ago I had the pleasure of meeting again Mr. Jones, who had also returned to visit his people. It was a very real pleasure to spend an evening in his company. The purpose of this letter is, however, more of an official char acter and in my capacity as the Platoon Commander of the Home Guard in the districts of Pontshaen and Prengwyn, I wish to offer to you on behalf of myself and the members of the home guard our great thanks for the magnificent gift of rifles and ammunition which Mr. Jones so kindly for warded to us. I understand from Mr. William Jones, his brother, that the rifles sent number 38 and when they all arrive—which we expect will happen very shortly, ft is our intention to parade the home guard and to march from the guard room to Pontshaen there to receive ceremonially from Mr. William Jones or his brother, the rifles and the ammunition. The Company Commander of the local home guard has also promised to attend and I have no doubt a full account of the ceremony will ap pear in the Gazette. The rifle earmarked for Mr. Daff Evans, will, of course, be handed to him and we are much obliged to Mr. Evans for his share in the deliv ery of the rifles and in the cor respondence with the committee through which the rifles were consigned. It would naturally have been our wish to have seen the late Mr. Jones surviving long enough to receive this token of our grati tude himself, but as it was ordain ed otherwise we would like you to know how much we appreciate first his thought for the needs of his native place, then his discov ery of a means to send the rifles, and his great hearted generosity in sending so many rifles and so much ammunition —a truly great example of a Welshman’s love for his country when that country is in peril. Again my thanks and those of my fellow home guardsmen. Yours sincerely, J. D. THOMAS, Lieutenant. o A The Nursery School in session for this one month at the Harry Culbert home has thirteen young sters enrolled. Miss Dotty Hale is assisting Mrs. Culbert in the playground work and nursery games. • Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Steen spent the week-end in Tucson vis iting many friends there.