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807,310 Acre Feet of Water available, Jan. SO, 19 42. 5,230 Acre Feet Gain for Week. VOLUME TWELVE MANY TAKE Ist AID RED CROSS COURSE HERE Enrollments in the three Red Cross First Aid Hasses being con ducted here by Gordon Corbin of Sacaton, George Hayduke. both Red Cross instructors, and Dr. R. L. Steward, number over 105 per sons. with enrollment begun on a fourth clasp for which an in structor has not yet been secured.! Mr Corbin's class meets on Mon days and Thursdays at North Grammar school from 7:30 P.M. to S:3O P.M. Enrollment is as fol lows: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Dudd- Ing, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ritchey. Mrs. Lois Chadborn, Mrs. Jewel Elkins. Mrs. Oralie Hines, Mrs j (Mara belle Martin. Mrs. Treeban Roberts, Mrs. Jerusha Smith. Mrs. liOieete Talla. Mrs. Myrtle Tyler, Mrs Viola Ixmcks. Mrs. May bell I’ew, Miss Helen Attaway. Miss Susan Chadborn. Miss Ixds Fent. Miss Mary Gardner. Mrs. Dorothy ■ A Maddock. Miss Sara Jean Martin, Mi« Maria Monreal. Miss Narcissus Monreal. Miss Josephine Monreal. Miss Patricia Hardin. Miss Dorothy Jobling. Miss Jane Dunn. H. J. Habighorst. Earl Hicks. Bill Hig-j ginbotliam. Freeman Higginbotham H R. Holland, Fleblen E. Weddle. Jim Wallace. Edgar Shoemaker. Jr., and Leroy shoemaker. George Hayduke’s class meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at the North Grammar School from 7:30 PM, to 9:3ft p M Enrollment is as fol lows; Mrs. Blanche Appel. Mrs. Virginia Bollin, Mrs. Ip uiah Bry ant. Mrs Jeanette Chandler, Mrs. Jack Cunningham. Mrs. Bernice Easter. Mrs. Shirley Gates. Mrs. Paul Hannah. Mrs, Avis Hobby. Mrs. Helen Kroger. Mrs. Marie Murr, Mrs. Mabel Moxloy, Mrs. Avis Paul, Mrs. Leora Sturgeon. Mrs. Velma Urton, Mrs. Lula Short, Mrs. Edna Pearl Steward. Mrs. Bertha Wallace, Miss Rosalie Ad kins. Miss Gladys Roche. Miss Andress Burkett. Miss Eva Harris, Miss Harriet Kirkland. Miss Mary Mathews. Miss Juanita McCul lough, Miss Lillian Winn, John Burke. I-ouis Gastellum, J. M. Hines. J A. Irvine, William Short. Don Paul, and W. R. Urton. Dr. Steward’s class meets on! Mondays and Thursdays at North Grammar School from 7:30 p.m. to 9: So p.m Enrollment is as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Culbert, Mr. and Mrs, S. C. McFarland. Mr. and Mrs. I>eon Smith. Mrs. Edythe Sasser. Mrs. Roy Tharrlngton. ’ Mrs. Hope Taylor. Mrs. Anris Taylor. Mrs. Lucille Ware. Mrs. Maud Iloone. Mrs. Young Veazey.i Mrs. Irene Alexander, Mrs, Mattie Brown. Mrs. Edith Driver. Mrs. Bessie Edwards, Mrs. Dorothy Frary. Mrs. Dola Griffith. Mrs. C. B. Hanks. Mrs. Belle McCullough. Mrs. Irma McEuen, Mrs. Louise McEuen. Mrs. Eva Mclntyre. Mrs. Verda Mclntyre. Mrs. Paul Roberts. Mrs Rosie Roberts. Miss Barbara Gleason. Miss Josephine Smith. Miss Moreland. Peter Schuft, and S. A. Anderson. —Remember Pearl Harbor— One Day Left In Which To Buy 1942 Auto Licenses Pinal county auto owners have one more day to obtain 1942 license plates. There will be no extension of time this year be yond Saturday, January 31st, ac cording to Lynn Earley, county assessor, for the reason that legis lature is not now in session, that being the only authority to extend the time. After the above date a delin quency penalty of 100 per cent willj be charged; this is mandatory un der the law. His Guard's Up * ' This Is the first photo of Joe Louis, world heavyweight cham pion, after his outfitting In an army uniform. Seemingly on sentry duty, he is actually shouldering arms for the benefit of cameramen. SFSFŚ Possessions in Far East War Zone Lo r in •Vthwundlj \ , Jk EH AMtBICAN gPIBRiTISH ds - o •, * Japanese B dutch [J French yH .- - r Here is a map of the Far East uar zone shtneing the territory under the control of the various world powers at the outset of the current fighting. Japan, of course, is trying to change the various flags displayed to one alone—that of the Rising Sun. CUSSES IN RED CROSS CANTEEN WORK START HERE A canteen class was started In Coolidge Saturday with Mrs. Flos sie Wills Barmes. county home agent, as instructor. Class mem bership is limited, since this course is designed to train women in the preparation and serving of food to large groups of persons. Graduates of the canteen class would be In charge of such work should the necessity arise here. Mrs. Stanley Mathews of Florence, Red Cross county chairman, was present at the groups initial meet ing. A limited number of women from Coolidge. Casa Grande, Florence. Sacaton and Eloy are enrolled in the class. Membership is as follows: Mrs Abbie Adkins, Mrs. William Short, Mrs. J. J. Jones. Mrs. Joe Marler, Mrs. R. W. Taylor. Mrs. Max An derson. Mrs. Viola Ixmcks, Mrs. Sam Blackwell. Mrs. Margie Neigh bors. Mrs. C. J. Mooday. Mrs. H B. Cook. Mrs. Ernest Wickersham. and Mrs. M M. Ware all of Coo lidge; Mrs. H. F Dobyn. and Miss Mary Van Zile of Casa Grande; Mrs. Sarah May. Mrs. Lillian Ram sy. Mrs. D. W. Slpe and Mrs. Beda Wood all of Sacaton; Mrs. A. G. Walker and Mrs. A. L. Bartlett of Florence; Mrs. Merril, and Miss Margaret Woody of Eloy. —Remember Peerl Herbor — Boy Scouts Will Begin Course In First Aid Soon A course in First Aid will be undertaken by Coolidge Boy Scouts in the near future, according to A. K. Osborn, scoutmaster. Bob Hodge will instruct. • At present members of troop 25 are working on scout advance ments in preparation for the next Court of Honor which will be held in February. The doughnut sale conducted by the scouts, proceeds of which will go to buy camping equipment, are reported to have been very successful. —Remember Pearl Harbor— Cub Scouts Hold Pack Meet Here Coolidge Cub Scouts held a pack meet at the Legion Hall on Tues day night, where it was announced by Harry Culbert that deadline for application for new awards will be February 6th. The district meeting of Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and men who aid in scout work will be held for Coolidge. Casa Grande. Florence, and Eloy, Friday. February 13th. at Kenilworth School. A Court of Honor will be held at 7:30 p m. —Remember Pearl Harbor — Mexican Cattle Put On Range Pasture Here Approximately 3,000 head of Mexican cattle have been put on range pasture here in the last 10 days, according to Billy Knight, district cattle inspector. Some of the recent purchasers of ! the above lot are Zellweger and i Grubb. Haines Reed, owner of Box j O Ranch, and Sam McKinney. Prices in the cattle market have ! remained steady. “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1942 Scottish Rite Club Elects New Officers J. A. Roberts of Casa Grande was elected president of the San Carlos Scottish Rite Club of Casa Grande Valley at Thursday's din ner meeting of club members in the American Case at Florence The retiring president is J. Hous ton Allen of Florence. Other officers elected for 1942 are J. D. Goree of Coolidge, Ist vice president; H W Hager of Florence, 2nd vice president: James Herron of Florence. 3rd vice president; George Hayduke of Coolidge, secretary-treasurer, and Charles A. Whitlow of Florence, sergeant at arms. A financial report was made, by the secretary on the State De- Molay Conclave held in Coolidge December 26th and 27th. It was decided by club members to strive to hold at least one meet ing a month during the present crisis. —Remember Pearl Harbor— Winners Os Practise Contest Will Make I rip 1 o 1 ucson Winners of the recent 4-H Club practise judging contest in live stock at Casa Grande Valley farms will be taken to Tucson tomorrow to participate in a practise beef judging contest in preparation for the February live stock show there. Those who will make the trip tomorrow are Junior Nafziger of Kenilworth with a score of 233.3 points; Bobby Wright, Kenilworth. 20«.0; Ward Watson. McDowell. 199.9; Junior Latighlin, McDowell, 183.4; and Charles Freeland, Ken ilworth. 166.7. Leroy Gavette,' assistant county agent in charge of 4-H Club work, will accompany the boys to Tuc son. —Remember Pearl Harbor — 289 Red Cross Articles Completed By Sew And So Club Officers of the Sew and So Club report the completion of 289 Red Cross articles by its members to date, besides individually knitted sweaters, crocheted shawls, and other garments. The club has been sewing as a group for the Red Cross since last summer ami lists completed work as follows: 7 dresses, 7 baby shirts, 3 coats. 4 surgical gowns. 226 diapers, piecing and lining of 20 knee coverlets, 20 wash clothes, and 3 skirts. An exhibit of their work has been on display in the window of the Chamber of Com merce. Club members have decided to buy $75 worth of Defense Bonds from funds made during the past two years. —Remember Pearl Harbor— Mrs. Soule Hostess To The Cosmos Club Mrs. Parke Soule was hostess to members of the Cosmos Club for an afternoon of cards in her home on Wednesday. Those present were Mrs. A. T. Bicknell, Mrs. C. A. Richey, Mrs. M. M. Ware, Mrs. Martin Talla. ! Mrs. C. L. Skousen. Mrs. E. S. i Wickersham, and Mrs. A. Culver i Golden of Massachuetts. Jones Appointed Member Os County Rationing Board « . J. J. Jones has been appointed a local member of Pinal county rationing board. The word"tire” has been deleted from the title of the rationing board. The board has ruled that gas and oil distributors delivering fuel to farmers may purchase tires, provided the fuel is used by the farmers in vehicles and farm ma chinery used in direct production of crops, or tractors, engines, and trucks used exclusively in hauling produce. The- gas and oil, accord ing lamis Fiscel, county chairman, must not be used in personal pas sanger cars. —Remember Pearl Harbor— WOMEN NEEDED FOR VOLUNTEER AIR RAID WARNING More women volunteers are needed Immediately for air raid warning service, according to Mrs. C. J. Wells, first assistant to Ancil Taylor, chief observer of Coolidge townsite. Women and boys of high school age have been requested to man the local observation post during the daylight hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m , while men take over observation during the night. The night observation has not suffered for lack of volunteers, but many more women are needed to complete the day observation, according to Mrs. Wells. An observation post will be set up at the Kenyon Harris home in Coolidge, another near the Urton ranch in the east part of the area, another in the western area in the vicinity of Ix>ma Verde ranch and one at Eleven Mile Corner. Each daylight observer at the Coolidge post will be assigned to serve from 2 to 4 hours. There will be a 24 hour watch at each post for the "duration.” Duties of an observer consist of reporting number of planes sight ed. direction In which headed, whether flying fiigti or low ami immediately phoning observations to an army information center. Full instructions will be given each ob server in classes that precede the assuming of air raid warning duty. Coolidge lies approximately half way between Phoenix and Tucson. In these localities, authorities point out. are military objectives that might be attacked, which haß caused this entire area to be placed in hie combat zone. Each plane passing over the district must be carefully traced and its flight over the various observation jKjsts reported. Unless this duty is voluntarily assumed by civilians to whom it has been delegated the military authorities, it is ponted out, will enforce measures deemed necessary to meet an air raid. Complacency made possible the unprecedented attack on Pearl Harbor and must not be allowed to Inject its insidious influence here, says Mrs. Wells, who urges Coo lidge women to volunteer for this vital work in our home defense program. Further details may be obtained by phoning Mrs. Wells, number 185. ■—Remember Pe»r! Harbor— Lions Hear Os Experiences In China And Japan Members of Coolidge Lions Club heard an outstanding talk by C. E. Van De Veere of Casa Grande, who related experiences form his 15 j year’s experience as a representa tive of Sherwin-William Paint Company in Japan and China, at a dinner meeting Wednesday night in Community Recreational Hall. Waldo Christy of Mammoth, dis trict governor, paid his official visit to the club. Mr. Christy spoke on “The National Defense Effort of Lions Clubs.” Fred Slater, president, presided at the meeting. The evening’s guests were R. N. Harris, Mr. Christy and Mr. Van De Veere. —Remember Pearl Harbor— Coolidge Lions Attend Mammoth Charter Night A group of Coolidge Lions ac companied by their wives and guests attended charter night of the San Pedro Valley Lions Club at Mammoth Friday night. Those who made the trip were Mr. and Mrs. W. R- Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Grossmiller, Miss Del la Lou Ware, Miss Gladys Roche, D. S. Davis, H. R- Moag, R. V. Campbell, and Fred Slater, presi dent of Coolidge Lions. Miss Roche and Miss Ware gave two musical numbers at the meeting. PRESIDENT'S BALL AT LEGION HALL TOMORROW NIGHT Coolidge will join the nation to morrow in celebration of Presi dent Roosevelt’s 60th birthday by a dance at Legion Hall, climaxing the ninth annual "Fight Infantile Paralysis” campaign. Advance ticket sales Indicate more than 100 couples will attend the ball. An Orchestra from Tucson has been engaged to furnish the dance music and the hall will be specially decorated for the occasion. Ar rangements have been made by Melvin GrossmUler and W. R. Elliott. Boxes have been placed in vari ous business houses in Coolidge to receive donations for the ‘‘Fight Infantile Paralysis” movement. Tickets for the ball are sl.lO each and may be purchased in advance from committee chairmen, or at Hall Saturday night. Every citizen of Coolidge is urged to at tend the ball and are reminded that they will "dance that others might walk.” —Rtmambtr Pearl Harbor— Royal Arch Masons Hold First Social Meet Here Saturday • Members of the Burning Bush Chapter of U. D. Royal Arch Masons held their first social meet ing in the banquet room of Masonic Temple Saturday night. Thirty five were present, including mem bers. their families and guests.” A pot luck dinner was Berved, fol lowing which women went to the home of Mrs. D. S. Davis for a social hour, while members con ferred the Past Masters degree on two candidates. Those present at dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Shilling of Sacaton and their three guests from Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ful ton. Mr. and Mrs. Ammie Marlow and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Wood. Mrs. C. J. King and Fiddle Ramsey, all of Sacaton. Mr. and Mrs. Godhold and son of Casa Grande, Judge and Mrs. H. G. Richardson of Florence, Mr. and Mrs J. B. Boone, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wright, and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Davis, Mrs. A1 Christen sen. Mrs. Steve Christensen and daughter Jo Ann, all of Coolidge. Fred Goddell and A1 Beuhman of Tucson. —Remember Peerl Harbor— Town Hoopaters Win Two Close Contests Here Coolidge town basketball team stretched Its winning streak to seven full games last week with two close decisions fromy Eloy and Superior. The Towners took Eloy Thurs day night 29-28 when in the final five seconds of the tilt Earl New comb snared a neat one from the center of the court for the win. Due to the absence of Bob Sim mons from the entire game and an injury to Clayton T; ut at the beginning of the third quarter it took the local boys every second of a 3-minute over time period to defeat Superior 35-23. The starting line-up Saturday night for Coolidge was Martin at center, Trout and Ford, forwards, Weddle and Thompson guards. —Remember Pearl Harbor — Safeway Store Is Collecting Books For Armed Forces Old and new books for the armed forces of the nation are be ing collected here by Safewray Store, it was announced by Gene Scudder, manager. Boy Scouts and Rinbow Girls are aiding in the campaign. Those hav ing books they wish to donate to Uncle Sam’s soldiers may do so by leaving them at Safeway Store or with A. K. Osborn, scoutmaster, or Sarah Louise Arnold, head of the Rainbow Girls. —Rememher Pearl Harbor— Rehearsals Start Monday On Student Body Play Here Rehearsals will start Monday at Coolidge Union High School on a student body play entitled “The Importance of Being Young” by Tom Targert, it was announced by Miss Eugenie Brandon. There will be 17 characters in the play, which is now being cast, nine girls and eight boys. Presentation of the play, which is a comedy that unfolds against the background of a small co educational school, has been set for March 10th. Plan War Steps '••./jjfejiij i j^'i . : v - /flj if2*!» tnEsS B Gen. George C. Marshall (left), U. S. army chief of staff, and Sec retary of War Henry L. Stimson are shown as they conferred at the war department in Washington. Be tween these two, broad military ob jectives are translated into action. O.P.M. Farmer’s Meet To Be Held Phoenix-Feb. 5 A mass meeting called for the purpose of considering the danger ous priorities situation affecting irrigation and farm equipment will be held in the house chambers of the Capitol at nioenix, February sth at 10 a.m., it was announced by Cecil Miller, president of the Arizona Farm Bureau. The meet ing called for yesterday was post poned to the above date. The pur pose of the meeting is to have the priority regulations ammended so that privately owned irrigation pumps may continue to operate. Under the present priority ruling a minor break dowircan cause the loss of the entire crop; it taking from three to seven w’eeks to get a broken part replaced. —Remember Pearl Harbor— Californian Meets Death On Highway 80 Near Florence Florence George Byal, 35, of Hollywood, California, was killed Friday afternoon about five miles southeast of Florence on U. S. highway 80, when the coupe she was driving hit a sandy wash and overturned twice. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stultz of Liberal, Kansas, discovered the ac cident and returned to Florence to report. E. O. Devine, justice of the peace and ex-officio coroner, view ed the body and said no inquest was necessary. Papers in the car indicated it belonged to Harold W. Beeler, Los Angeles. Membership cards of the Screen Actors Guild were found in the woman’s purse, made out to Florence George, 5844*6 Carlton Way, Hollywood. J. B. BOONE - Postmaster J. B. Boone was born ‘‘back in the steamboat days” in the small town of Mayville, Missouri. When he was six his father died, leav ing Boone’s mother to care for a family of six children. Things were not easy and the boy began * *.l^ BP’’ . lm —Photo, Burtcher’t Studio doing ‘‘exchange work” for his mother, which meant that she was given various things she needed in exchange for the odd jobs perform ed by her son. At 17 Boone went to work as type setter in a newspaper office, but didn’t get any money, so he quit and went to work in a grocery, where he earned enough to join the holiday crowds who went to the Higginsville County Fairs. Nora Belle Hogan lived 10 miles from Mayville and young Boone met her at the community dances and taffy pulls. They were married WARNING SIGNALS Blackout —1 long 5 short All Clear 2 long Fire —1 long Firemen’s Drill 3 short NUMBER 49 INTEREST SHOWN IN HOME NURSING CLASSESHERE Over 50 Coolidge women, and girls of high school age are en rolled in Home Nursing classes being instructed at Coolidge Union High School by Mrs. Otis Sasser and Mrs. Helen Hayduke, both registered nurses holding Red Cross instructor’s certificates. These classes are sponsored by the American Red Cross and cover in struction in individual health and personal hygene, equipment and care of the sick room, indications of sickness, and other necessary knowledge for the caring of pati ents at home. Mrs. Sasser’s class, for adults, meets Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 5 and con sists of a six weeks course of 24 hours. Through the courtesy of Dr. G. H. Walker, members of this class will be allowed to visit Coo lidge Hospital for first hand knowledge in the handling of pati ents, according to Mrs. Sasser. For this part of the course students will be taken to the hospital by twos and threes. Mrs. Hayduke Is teaching a class of 25 junior and senior high school girls. This class meets every day from 12 to 1 o’clock in the home economics room of the high school and also consists of a 24 hour course. The teacher’s rest room, in which beds have been placed, serves the class for a demonstration room.- Upon completion of the course examinations will be given and those who pass will be Issued Home Nursing Red Cross certifi cates. Enrollments are now being taken for a third class, which will be taught by Mrs. Sue Steward. The class will be for adults. Those interested may enroll with Mrs. Clifford Clements, chairman of local Red Cross Actvities. Members of Mrs. Sasser’s class are Mrs. C. G. Weinhold, Mrs. Henry Adkins, Mrs. Earl Hicks, Mrs. Elven Brown, Mrs. Verda Mc- Intyre, Mrs. Young Veazey, Mrs. Parke Woods, Mrs. Henry Gibson, Mrs. George Irwin, Mrs. C. B. Hanks, Mrs. Carl Slater, Mrs. Dick Sturgeon, Mrs. Roy Garrett, Mrs. Roy Tharington, Mrs, Sam Black well, Mrs. Norma Hall, Mrs. Bald win and Mrs. W/esley Mclntyre. Members of Mrs. Hayduke’s class are Gloria Appel, Sarah Louise Arnold, Dorothy Ayala, Pauline Barrios, Vera Campbell, Ruth Lucille Fattig, Mary Jean Foy, Lupe Gomez, Leona Hallian, Janell Hodges, Darlene Havens, Francelle Julian, Faye Lovett, Sofia Monreal, Jane Mulcare, Fern Neighobrs, Phyllis Newcomb, Bet ty Rowe, Dorothy Sprinkles, Helen Sanderson, Celia Shipley, Wilda Stubblefield, Barbra Talla, Alma Woffard, Lawana Veazey. in 1898 and Boone started farming on shares. He did well, but was not satisfied and decided to go to Oklahoma where a man “could take up land of his own.” Fate had other things in store for him, however, and through a peculiar chain of circumstances he began working for Hobart Cotton Company, where he remained for 20 years and acquired an Interest in the firm. Three of his children were born in Oklahoma. Forest, his oldest son, was born in Mis souri. When Mr. Boone’s health broke he and his family moved to the plains of New Mexico, where he bought cotton gins at Lake Arthur, Roswell, and one at O'Donnell, Texas. In 1926 Mr. Boone sold out his interests in New Mexico and moved with his family to Texas, where he bought four more gins. Coolidge Dam was being built at this time and believing he saw a greater opportunity here, Mr. Boone again sold his interests and moved to Coolidge, Arizona, with his family with the intention of buying more gins. He found little here at the time to warrant it however, so he put his money into 1,000 acres of desert land across the river, clearing, leveling, and putting in wells. It was during the height of this work that depression struck and Mr. Boone was “caught in a tight place.” He was unable to meet his loan obligations and after a period of struggle, lost the land. In 1934 Mr. Boone was appointed postmaster at Coolidge when the old office was on Coolidge avenue. Today, with receipts and post of fice boxes trebled, he continues to manage Coolidge post office, now located on Main Street.