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080 Acre Feet of Wa ter Available, January 22. 1942. 7,440 Acre Feet Gain for Week. VOLUME TWELVE PHOENIX CIVIC LEADER EMPHASIZES NEED FOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AID New 1942 Officers of Civic Body Installed At Huge Banquet Here Monday Night- President Ben Arnold Outlines Objectives For Ensuing Year More than JOO Coolidge business men and guests gathered Monday night to hear an address on “The Individuals Responsibility to the Chamber of Commerce in the Com munity in Which he Lives" by A L. Morairity. prominent Phoenix civic leader and utility executive. The speaker told of many person al experiences while during many, years activity as a chamber of commerce leader declaring “every one in a community gets some good from a chamber of commerce.” and emphasized the need of adequate finance and a large membership. Other speakers introduced in cluded Emmett Graham of Tovrea Packing Co.. Henri Uethoteguy., secretary Phoenix Chamber of Commerce . George Chambers and! Albert of Tucson. Robert 1 Thomas, general manager Nevada Consolidated copper Company of Ray; Charles Moody and Lloyd Canfield of Superior. John Murphy of Chandler; J H. Allen. Al Gress inger and Dugald Stewart of Flor cnee. Mrs George Branscomb ami! J P. Sexton of Casa Grande. Proceeding the speaking program the introduction of guests annual reports were heard from Paul W. trucks, secretary and I>r. R. V. Campbell, treasurer. Officers of the chamber of com men e for 1942 beaded by Ben Arnold, president; I)r. R. V. Camp-j bell, vice-president; M. M. Cooper, treaturer; Paul Ixmcks. secretary; Mrs. Jerusha Smith, assistant secretary; Earl H. Hicks. Junior past president; J. J. Jones. Sam Taylor and H H. Wrenn of the board of directors were installed by Kenyon Harris, past president Highlighting the meeting as well as the final address of the eve ning was a discussion of 1942 ob Jectives of the civic group by the nearly Installed president Ben Arnold. Recause of the importance of Mr. Arnold's address to all resi dents of Coolidge the complete text follows: “Your board of directors of the chamber of commerce charged with! the responsibility of promoting the 1 civic and business welfare of Coo-J lidge during 1942 has set the com pletion of the following projects as its objective during 1942: Ist The completion of the or ganization of a sewage disposal system for Coolidge. “As most of you know the legis lative committee of your chamber of commerce caused the enact-j ment of legislation last year which provides the necessary machinery whereby sewage diposal systems may be installed along the same general lines as was the present fire district organized. "2nd To make the Coolidge city dump ground more accessible and bring about a campaign tending to keep the city clear of garbage and trash. "It is hardly needful to elaborate upon the need for civic activity of this nature since present conditions are so much of an eyesore as to he remarked upon by many visitors to Coolidge. "3rd To build up the member ship of the chamber of commerce. “It is the belief of your board of directors that we can never hope to accomplish the objectives which have been agreed upon as of prime importance to the welfare of Coo lidge without a large membership in the chamber of commerce which truly represents the business and civic life of the city. "4th To prepare and cause the publication of sufficient publicity pamphlets depiciting the story and growth of Coolidge in both words and pictures. “Particular need for these pamphlets faces us right now be cause of the advertising campaign of Pinal county Research Commit tee which is receiving from 10 to 25 .inquiries daily. These inquiries are listed and presented to Flor ence. Casa Grande and Coolidge chambers of commerce for follow up printed matter. "s»h To promote summer band concerts. “Obviously the reason for this activity is to increase business within the city business district as well as to provide entertainment for our home folk. “6 To inaugurate Public Auc tion and Rural Acquaintence Days. "This is another business build ing activity designed to make Coo lidge an attractive trading center to rural residents of Casa Grande Valley and to keep Coolidge in the forefront as the logical trading center of this agricultural area. (so o It Ji Q,c^^^tatttiTtOf “7th To assist in National De fense wherever possible. “This final activity needs no elaboration. It is the simple duty of every individual to do everything within his power to further na tional defense projects,” The following committes for 1942 were announced: Membership committee J. H. Zellweger, chairman. Sam Taylor. Don Paul. Finance committee Mose Coop er. chairman. J. M. Hines. James Luthy. Agriculture committee C. L. Skousen, chairman, A. L Bartlett. John D. Goree. W. R. Urton. Highway committee—S. C. Mc- Farland. chairman. J. C. Jayne, J. J. Jones. Kenyon Harris. Virgil Chandler. Civic & Planning committe —Dr. R. V. Campbell, chairman, H. R. Moag. Don Paul. Publicity and Advertising com mlttee—H. H. Wrenn. chairman. Dr. R. V. Campbell. Earl H Hicks Home Defense committee —W. R ! Urton. chairman. H. H. Wrenn. Earl H. Hicks. Aviation committee —Dr. G. H Walker, chairman. W. C. Smith. j Legislative committee Virgil Chandler, chairman. Charles Reed. —Rtmtnibfr Pearl Harbor — Wayne W. Wuertz Training For Air Corps, Kelly Field Wayne W. Wuertz is now a mem her of the first class of aviation cadets to enter the Air Corps Re placement Training Center (Alr crew) at Kelly Field. Texas, since the entrance of the United States into World War 11. ThiH class entered its training with a new determination December 20. Y« T ayne Wuertz Is the son of Fred W’uertz of Coolidge. At the Replacement Center Wuertz will go through five weeks for preliminary training which will give him a thorough military back ground for becoming an officer in the Army of the United States on graduation from an advanced fly ing school, thirty weeks later. Upon completion of the course at the Replacement Center Cadet Wuertz will enter one of the pri mary schools located In the Gulf Coast Air Corps Training Center Area. —Remember Peerl Harbor— Pinal Advertising Campaign Nets 300' Inquiries Ist Month From what Is believed to be the only national advertising campaign directed toward the immigration of new settlers on farm lands In Ari zona, Pinal County Research Com mittee has received more than 300 inquiries to date with the campaign but slightly more than a month old. Valley advertising is appearing in the classified columns of a number of midwestern and eastern farm publications. Upon receipt of inquiries from the advertising each letter is answered and specially prepared printed matter telling of farming advantages in the Casa Grande val ley then names of inquirers are sent to secretaries of Flor ence. Coolidge and Casa Grande chambers of commerce for follow up material. John D. Goree of Coolidge repre senting Coolidge Chamber of Com merce is chairman of the commit tee, J. H. Allen of Florence and Ed Arendt of Casa Grande are members. Funds for the advertising cam paign were made available by Ne vada Consolidated Copper Comp any of Ray. Magma Copper Comp any of Superior and Pinal County Board of Supervisors. —Remember Pearl Harbor— District Head Os Rotary Is Coolidge Guest Jack O’Dowd of Tucson, district governor of Rotary International was guest of Coolidge Rotary club yesterday noon in his first official visit to the local club. The district governor met with club members in a club assembly Wednesday night an dspoke to the entire club yester day. Other visitors yesterday were Dr. J. T. O’Neil of Coolidge. Lieutenant David of the 25th In fantry and Frank Plumley, Safford Rotarian. “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 22. 1942 Map of Battle Lines in Philippines This specially prepared clay-modeled relief map details the embattled terrain around Manila where U. S. and Filipino forces continued to hold out after the fall of the rapital city to the Japs. Note the mine fields guarding the entrance to Manila bay which with the n. ;hty fortress Corrcgidor presented the biggest barrier to fleet action. The important naval base, Cavite, fell to the enemy at the same timo the city of Manila was lost. ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS MAKE HONOR ROLL One hundred and fifty-five stu dents have qualified on the honor roll at North and South Grammar Schools for the 3rd six week period of the school year. The honor roll is keeping pace with the increasing school enrollment, j whose majority of student* strive to make the most of the educa tional advantages offered them by this great country. Following is the roll: Grade I—Sharon Cleveland. Ear lene Hicks. Eylpha Waldrlp, Ray mond Alexander, Yvonne Chimits. Genevieve Coblisgh. Dalton Cole. Mary Ann Dennison. Joyce Ann Gideon. Denzil Hartless. Geralding Holland. Dorothy Lewis. Joyce Mc- Farland. Gall Mclntyre. Billy Wood. Robert Culllns, Bobbie Jane Woodard. Grade ll—Floy Dell Abbott. Elva Aros, Christensen. Chonie Ford. Elodriz Gomez. Wanda Lea verion. Betty Taylor. Mildred Vea zey. Betty Bob Waddle. Lena Marie Wofford. Paul Chimits. Jackie Co oper, Carl Dudding. Dicky Gordon. Carroll Harvick, Bert Slater, David Valencia, Ann Baker, Mary Ixiis Barnett. Arnold Peters, Jason Sim mons. Grade lll—Jerald Baldwin, Don Henry, Kathleen McCleery, Bonnye McFarland. Beverly Meech. James Newcomb. Catherine Thomas. Eliz abeth Truitt, Coralie Clark. Ken neth Done, 'Margaret Higgenbot ham. Joie Belle Johns, Gertrude Keith, Betty Lay, John Lay, Olga Valencia. Laura Ann Johnson. Wanda Terry. Amy Jean Magness, Betty Jo Shaw. Robert Higgins. Melba Simpkins. Billie Crow, Ollie Mae Gorley. Grade IV —Raymond Campbell. Thomas Clark. Spencer Simmons. Synthia Clements. Douglas Hart less, Carlyon Hartless, William Jordon, Wayne Ritchey, Thomas Shoemaker. Robert Veazey, Patty Cunningham. Harold Cashion, Ina Gardner, Ruthie Fay Miller Sarah Simpson, Neoma Bostic, Joan Daniel. Dorothy Gorley, Erlinda Horabnena. Sadie Johnson, Sarah Smith, Robert Vasquez, Jimmie Wilson. Grade V—Caroline Alexander. Griffin Dodge. Mary Strehlow. Geraldine Barrios. Oreen Black water. George Dempster, Marjorie Livingston, Billie McMullan, Joann Newcomb, Helen Marie Pew, Bill Steward. Velma Troutt, Charles Tuggle, Etta Mae Rackley, Jerrell Johnson, Vernele Johnson. Grade Vl—Boyd Clements. Kent McEuen. Pete Soule, Pauline Ap pel, Evelyn Atkisson, Mary Lou Dobson. Anne Jellison, Patsy John son. Bess Massan, James Alexan der, Billy McSwain, Gene Ong. Margaret Davison. Jewell Harris. Raymond Bower, Eleanor Ormsby. Grade Vll—Betty Cqde, Rose mary Davison, Gladys Harris, Na dine McCleery. Jack Overturf. Claud Penix, Nedra Jean Ray, Verdell Simmons. Margaret War ren, Yvonne Wright, Ralph Card ona, Melvin Mirkin, Billy New comb. Mary Jo Bates, Rose Marie James Celia Zahalsky. Grade VIII —Velda Abbott. Helen Anderson. Simone Chimits. Evelyn Dugan Marilyn Eilsberry. Ruth Knox. Mack McEuen. Betty Ruth Moody. Marjorie Neighobrs, Fran kie Abbott. Dorothy Gill, Vance Taylor. Eugene Wright, Eugene Anderson. Izetta Burk, Bobbie Ifcivis. Mary Ruth Reed, Ruby Sim mons. Juanita Bennett. James Nel son. Curtis Shaw. Geneva Wright. —Remember Peer! Harbor — OPM PRIORITY HITS VALLEY PUMP PLANTS Every Casa Grande Valley farm er who depnds upon water from privately owned pumping plants for irrigation of crop lands should attend a protest meeting in the state capitol building in Phoenix next Thursday morning over a re cent OPM order effecting repair parts for pumping plants. Farm leaders believe the word ing of blanket rating orders issued December 31 which specifically omitted reference to repair parts vitally needed for private pumping plant operations to be so danger ous as to endanger tens of thous ands of acres of crop lands. Attending the meeting in Phoe nix next Thursday will be officials of OPM who will endeavor to work out some plan by which relief will be afforded individual farmers.’ A representative of San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District will attend the meeting as well as representatives from electrical dis tricts within the farm area. Formerly farm equipment of all kinds came under preference rat ing A-S and blanket rating orders 9-32 and P-33. On December 31 farm equipment was moved up to A-3 while irrigation and drainage equipment was specifically left out as well as being omitted from the new blanket orders P-95 and L-26. Because there are nearly 400 in dividually owned and operated pumping plants in Pinal count} the necessity for obtaining a priority rating change is particular ly important since these pumps ir rigate approximately one half of all valley crop lands. Inchided in the crop lands of Pinal county during 1941 there were 194.190.4 acres of which 41,- 894.5 were in Upland cotton; Pima cotton 52,957; wheat, 4,i0<.5; vegetables 617.1; barley. 6,650: oats, 404: corn, 663; grain sor ghums, 7.133; all other soil de pleting crops, 1.698; alfalfa, 34,- 902; Sudan grass, 3.665; grain pasture. 2.732; other crops. 304; farm gardens, 412.4; and idle be cause of AAA programs, 41,207. Remember Peai4 Harbor — • Mrs. P. E. Fent returned from California, Monday, where she has spent the past week visiting friends. Southern Pacific Station Now Open For 24 Hour Duty Due to national emergency de mands, according to Kruse Davis, Southern Pacific station agent, two additional telegraphers have been added to the personnel at Southern Pacific Depot, which is now open for 24 hour duty. H. H. Burdick of Pennsylvania, who was spending the winter in Tucson, "was sent here the early part of January because of the pressing need for telegraphers. Mr. Burdick, who had retired some time ago. is making his home at Vah-Ki Inn. He will be here in definitely. T. H. Kellett of Houston. Texas, was sent here recently because of the same reasons. He and Mrs. Kellett are now making their home in Coolidge. •—Remember Pearl Harbor— Lions Hear Talk On Operation Os State Penitentiary Lee Barnett, steward of the state penitentiary at Florence, was guest speaker at a dinner meeting of Coolidge Lions Club Wednesday night in Community Recreational Hall. Mr. Barnett addressed the group on the operation of the penitentiary. Guests sos the evening were I>ouis Grossmiller, E. O. Devine and Mr. Barnett, all of Florence, Dr. James O’Neil, Kruse Davis, and Mitchell Cagalj. Next week’s speaker will be Mr. Van De Meer of Casa Grande, who has had 20 year’s experience in China and will speak on the Asiatic situation. Those who will represent Coo lidge Lions Club at the Charter Night Meeting of Mammoth Lions Club tonight are Mr. and Mrs. Mel vin Grossmiller, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Elliott, Miss Gladys Roche, Miss Della Lou W'are, H. R. Moag. D. S. Davis, and Fred Slater, president Coolidge Lions. —Remember Pearl Harboi Broken Jaw Is Result Os Fight Ot Hoop Game the football season flared anew Thursday night with an unprovock ed attack by a Chandler played against Theodore Smith of Coo lidge high school basketball squad. Smith’s jaw was brokne by his as sailent, Dalton Little. Young Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Smith, is confined to a Phoenix hospital undergoing treatment for the injury. Little, a mid-term graduate of Chandler high school as been suspended from the team since the incident. o • Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Brockway of South Pasadena, California, were Coolidge visitors this week. The Brockways have considerable property interests in the valley. FLAGSTAFF HEN TO DRILL FOR OIL ON STATE LEASES NORTH OF FLORENCE The possibility of securing oil in Pinal county was brought to the forefront early this week with the announcement leases on ap proximately 20,000 acres of state land north of Florence had been secured by Ixm Harkey and Day ton Draine, two Flagstaff business men. Both men have been prominent ly identified with Flagstaff busl- JANUARY 30TH IS DEADLINE FOR BUYING AUTO TAGS Auto license plates must be se cured before the end of January to avoid payment of penalties, ac cording to Lynn Earley, county as sessor, who in urging motorists to get their license plates as soon as possible, said: ‘‘There will be the usual rush at the last minute. If ycni want to avoid the rush and make sure you get your plates be fore the penalty date, come after them now.” Those applying for new plates should present their 1941 plates at the Justice of the Peace office, as the state is gathering them up for conversion to defense use, Mr. Ear ly said. The 1942 certificates of registra tion are numbered, and all num bers must be accounted for. Should one be lost the owner is required to pay a fee of 50 cents for a new certificate. The certificate of title must be presented when new plates are bought. In many cases in years past the legislature has been in session in late January, and when this has been the case, emergency bills have been passed extending the legal time limit for purchase of plates. Not so this year, Mr. Ear ley said. The assessor’s office will have no alternative to levying penalties on those auto owners who come in for their plates after the last day of January, he pointed out. The new fedaral auto-uae tax stickers—price s2.o9—went on sale at the local post office Monday. Deadline for purchase is February Ist, according to J. B. Boone, postmaster. Driver of an auto without a use stamp after that date will be liable for a fine of $25.00 or 30 days imprisonment. The stamps are to be displayed in “reasonably conspicuous” places on the car. Price is the same for all motor vehicles. The $2.09 stamp will expire June 30th. A full year stamp costing $5.00 will be sold later for the 12 months beginning next July 1, fiscal year 1943. —Remember Pearl Harbor — •J. B. Strickland and B. W. Strickland returned Tuesday night from a business trip to Los An geles, California. While there they visited W. A. Strickland, their brother, and other relatives and friends. Melvin Grossmiller-Pu&lic Utilities Melvin Grossmiller, better known to his friends as “Goose,” was born in Geronimo, Arizona, October 24, 1912, one of five children. Young Grossmiller’s father was associat ed with railroads and the boy’s younger days were spent in mov , v. —Photo, Burtcher’* Studio ing from one Arizona town to an other. Most of his early education was in county schools and he was graduated from high school at Pierce, where his family was liv ing at the time. Young Grossmiller’s desire was to be a lawyer and in 1929 he entered Arizona State Teacher’s College at Tempe, where he began a prelaw course. Due to the de pression, however, he saw that he WARNING SIGNALS Blackout —1 long 6 short All Clear 2 long Fire —1 long Firemen’s Drill S short NUMBER 48 ness life for many years and active in affairs of the American Legion of that city. Draine, about *l3 years ago, was in partnership in Casa Grande in the operation of the Popular Store of that city. Leases obtained by Draine and Harkey lie to the east and west of the paved highway leading northward from Florence to Flor ence Junction. Associated as geologist with the two men is Dr. W. C. Bramham of Los Angeles who has had more than 30 years experience in his profession. It was Dr. Bramham, according to Harkey, who aided them in their first oil searching ventures in Texas a few years ago where they drilled five well hitting oil each time. According to the men only standard oil drilling equipment will be used so that each foot of struc ture may be minutely examined as drilling progresses. It is believed actual spudding in of the inital well will occur late this spring. Harkey and Draine were in the district early this week and plan to return next week to open of fices. —Remember Pearl Harbor- Dr. James O’Neil Opens Offices In Coolidge Dr. James T. O’Neil of Hayden opened offices here in the R. V. Campbell building on Central Ave nue Monday. Dr. O’Neil is a graduate of Clif ton High School and attended State Teacher’s College at Tempe for two years. While there he won a scholarship to the University of Ariona at Tucson, where he graduated in 1935. Later he attended medical school at Loyola in Chicago, completing his training in Cook Hospital and Alexian Brother’s Hospital both of Chicago. Dr. O’Neil had a year’s experience in surgery with an im manent Chicago physician, after which he returned to Arizona, where he practised for a year in Hayden. Dr. and Mrs. O’Neil have rented the Ernest Lindemann house on Roosevelt Avenue, where they are now making their home. —Remember Pearl Harbor— Spelling Bee To Be Held At High School An old fashioned Spelling Bee open to the public will be held by members of Coolidge Lodge, Wood men of the World, in Coolidge Union High School auditorium Tuesday, January 27th at 7:30 p.m. There will be twelve prizes and a local talent program will be pre sented between the “spelling classes.” Admission for children will be 10 cents and for adults 15 C''“*s, tax Included. would be unable to continue with this course an-j changed to Busi ness Administration, with the idea of teaching. He graduated front' Arizona State Teacher’s College In 1933 with an B.A. degree in Education. Not be ing particularly interested in teach ing, however, he looked for work that would give him practical ex perience in business. His first job after completing college was with S. H. Kress in 1934, where he re mained for a year. Seeing that the chances of advancement were slow, however, he resigned. Jobs were not plentiful at the time, but he succeeded in getting one with Mag ma Copper Company at Superior, where he worked undeground for a year. At the end of that time he was offered a job with Arizona Edison Company, Inc., at Superior as clerk and meter reader, which he accept ed. He worked in Superior until January 1937 when he was trans ferred to Coolidge as cheif clerk. After spending most of hiß life in mining towns he found the change much to his liking. In 1939 he was married to Edwyna Devine of Florence, who was at the time Chief Deputy Re corder of Pima County. The Gross millers established their home in Coolidge. Mr. Gossmiller’s hobbies are hunting and reading. He continued in the position of chief clerk until November 1941, when he was pro moted to position of manager of Ariona Edison Company branch at Coolidge.