Newspaper Page Text
761,685 Acre Feet Os Water available May 28. 1942. 7.617 Acre Feet Loss for Week. VOLUME THIRTEEN DR. ALFRED ATKINSON ADDRESSES ' CMS. GRADUATING CUSS TUESDAY Youth, stepping into a new era, faces the prospect of a life far more interesting and of more potential happiness than any youth group of the past. Dr. Al fred Atkinson, president of the University of Arizona, said to graduating seniors of Uoolidge Union High School Tuesday night. War is the forerunner of a n* w era through which democratic conditions are to he preserved by the present generation for those to follow, said Dr. Atkinson. “Each time we enlarge our out look we enlarge our interests; and with the modern facilities of communications, transportation, ami other modern implements the youth to follow us are to live fuller lives. They are to come to know people and places on a wider scale than of the past." We are going to learn to get along with our neighbors on a world wide basis, l)r. Atkinson said. "At this time the world is international in its business and technical relations; likewise. It s to develop politically. Schools are turning out a generation that lis tens and will appreciate their learning, which adds substantially to an already enlarged basis for an outlook heretofore unrealized." Thirty graduates, their families and friends, assembled on the high school lawn, listened atten tively to Dr. Atkinson's words of uplift and courage to those who will go forth to fare new world conditions. Presentation of the class was 1 made by K. W. Taylor, principal of Uoolidge high school. Phyllis Newcomb gave the vale dictory address. Diplomas were piesented by J. C. Sherrill, mem ber of Uoolidge school board. The program follows: Processional. "Pomp and Chiv alry" by Roberts, High School Band; Invocation, Reverend Lea lie Ross; Salutatory, Esther Bond; Valedictory, Phyllis Newcomb; ••Nightfall," arranged from I.lebe straum. Liszt. "Dear I>and of Home” from ‘•Finlandia." Sibelius; Graduation Address, Dr. Alfred Atkinson, President. University of Arizona; presentation of Diplo mas, J. O. Sherrill; Benediction. Mr. Ross; "Star Spangled Ban ner,” Key. High School Band. Graduates were Is>ute Kenneth Baker. Esther Ixniise Bond. Rob ert E. Cock rill. Raymond Duna way, Edwin I-amar Elledge. Col lene Fitzhugh. Gilbert R. Gra nillo, Leona Belinda Haitian, Peg gy Darlene Havens, Mary E. Hayes, Freeman I.a Verne Higgir.* botham. Ruby Mae Johns, George Shelley Knox. Frank Arch Lynch. James B. Maxwell, Hetty Faye; Mr Even. Sofia Margarita Mon real. Ellen Josephine Mullin. Eva Fern Neighbors, Phyllis Mae. Ne-1 BEN ARNOLD Petroleum Products One of a family of ten, Ben t Arnold was born in the heart of the old South, March 15th, 1897, at Wartrace. Tennessee. His fa ther was a lawyer of the old •school, his mother a typical South trn lady. The children were rais >• : *K' ■ •* w r * —Photo. Burtcher'* Studio ed in a strict religious home at mosphere that included morning and evening prayers and the giv ing of thanks at meals. Young Ben’s first independent i toney was earned in a printing j s hop where he received the muni licent sum of $1 a week. When he vas 12 he moved with his family to Riverside. California, where his father retired on income. River side was rejected as a home by the elder Arnold because, at that time, it is reputed to have had 29 churches and no saloons —a good place, thought the father, in which Co o If j comb. Ivy Earveline Palmer. Joy Lee Price. Delbert lx>ris Ray. Le roy H. Shoemaker. Theodore Tower Smith. Larry Donald So well, Wilda Nora Stubblefield. Delbert Wayne Tfffany, Lawanna Fay Veazey, and Alma Inez Wof ford. Esther Bond. Phyllis Newcomb, Joy Lee Price and La wanna Fay Veazey received Gold Seal diplomas in special recogni tlon of a scholarship above two. —Remember Pearl Harbor— MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE TO BE HELD IN COOLIDGE Major Louis M Gregory, direc tor of training of bombadier school at Williams Field, will address citizens gathered in reverence and respect to do homage to those brave men who have given their lives for our country, in MemoraJ Day services to be held in San Carlos Theater. Uoolidge. tomor row morning at 9:30. This year, more than at any time since the close of the Civil War. Memorial day will strike deeply Into the heart of America. A world at war produces sharper memories, bridges with clearer! lines of thought the significance of 'Memorial Day,' for which a special musical program has been j arranged In Coolidge. wiih num-j bers presented by memi-ers of Coolidge Musi lan’s Club, and solos by Mrs. R. W. Taylor and a sol dler from Florence Internment Camp. Invocation and benediction will be by the Reverend C. F. j Frazier, a veteran of foreign wars. Following services In Coolidge, arrangements have been made to decorate the grave of a soldier In Florence Cemetery. A firing squal will be at the graveside to fire a military salute to their compan ion who has passed on. A prayer will J»e offered and tape r ounded by Joe Irvine. The moment will be one of sol emn memory in which each one present will recall, no doubt, the world's long struggle for peace— and the losing of peace after each war. If. however, in the words of Colonel Herman Beukema, United States Army professor at West Point, “we have learned our les son at last, the price we have paid is not tot* great; if not, w« mock the dead and those who still must tile In this 'War of Survival*.*’ —Rtmtmkrr Pearl Harb«r— --<% Members of Grove 73. Wood i men Circle, met in Community Church basement Friday, wher the afternoon was spent in sewing Plans were made for a po,. luc supper to be held at the home o Mrs. Ray Shaw in the neai future. to rear his sons. Ben Arnold fin ished grade school and high school here. After graduation he visited a brother who was homesteading near Casa Grande and this trip awakened an undeniable “call of the west” heretofore unsuspected in his nature. He visited relatives in the south, the World’s Fair, a brother at Stanford, and worked for an uncle in Atlanta, Georgia, but it was the west that claimed him. Here, he met W. W. Lane, county engineer, for whom he went to work. When war broke out in 1917 he joined the Navy and trained at North Island, San Diego, and Nav- Air School, Pensacola, Florida. After being mustered out of th * service he returned, as if draw * by a magnet, to Arizona where he again went to work for the High way Department. For some time he had know j Miss Sarah Whitlow of Florenc •. On his return their acquaintance was renewed and in 1920 they were married in Phoenix. The Arnolds made their home in Flor ence and both their children, Ben Jr., and Sarah Louise, were born there. Mr. Arnold was a memb< r of the Florence School Board for 9 years. In 1927 Mr. Arnold opened ti e Rio Grande Oil Company wi h plants at Florence and Coolidge. In 1935 he affiliated with the Standard Oil Company and in N> vember of 1939 he and his fami.y came to Coolidge to live. In 1910 Mr. Arnold built a home here on Piraa Avenue. Mr. Arnold, still with the Stand ard Oil Company, is a charter member of Coolidge American Le gion Post and president of Cool idge Chamber of Commerce. “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY. ARIZONA, FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1942 MEMORIAL DAY . iflWib yaw f OE HUNT TO MAKE RUN FOR TAX COMMISSION Joe Hunt, State Treasurer of Arizona, prohibited by law to seek re-election, todav announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomtnatku ft»i Slat. Tax Oomrnts sloner. Mr. Hunt, who is married and the father of two children, was IP^ '-fefliPsK born in Kentucky. -’’lre haswresided in Arizona for the past thirty! years where he attended the local school and received his college education. ‘Two years ago when I announc-i ed my candidacy for State Treas urer," said Mr. Hunt, "I made only! one promise to the voters of Ari-‘ zont. That promise was that I would alw'ays strive to do my very j best to retain the votes of confi ! dence they give me. With that thought in mind I have conscien tiously administered the duties of > my office. “This year. I again make but! one promise to the voters of this state. That is that in administer- j ing the duties of the State Tax Commissioner which are clearly j prescribed by law, 1 will at all times show no favoritism to any class and sincerely try to give ev ery taxpayer a square deal.” “I earnestly hope that my con-i duct as your State Treasurer will enable you to openly support me for the office of State Tax Com missioner." The Arizona Tax Research Asso ciation in their annual report praised Joe Hunt’s administration as State Treasurer by stating that interest costs on the current obli gations of th*> state government were reduced $21,796.87 which was due principally to Mr. Hunt call ing warrants for payment at reg ular periods; delivery of warrants before registration payers more before registration, instead of after and requiring county treasurers to remit state tax payments more promptly. Joe Hunt is renowned through* Fred Berkley Is Ordained Minister Fred of Uool idge since 1936 and a former Cool idge Union High School student, was ordained a minister Friday night at the 21st annual assembly of Arizona district churches of the Nazarene. Mr. Berkley V/ married laat year to the former Helen Sellers, also a. Cooldige high school stu dent, and has been employed at Safeways here while he studied for the ministry. He and Mrs. Berkley left Wednesday for Chino Valley where he has accepted the pastorate to the Chino Valley Church of the Nazarene. He will begin his work there Sunday. Pori Harbor— Coolidge Makes U.S.O. Quota In Cruntv Drive Coolidge has gone over the top by completing the S3OO quota set for local residents in the United Service Organization's drive for i funds, according to incomplete re turns announced by A. L. Bartlett Pinal County treasurer for the drive. Other cities in the county whi<b have raised their quotas are Casa I Grande, $200; Ray, S3OO, and Tiger. $135. Sacaton, with a quota of $25 I has sent in $96 and Picacho. with a quota of $12.50 has sent m sl6 Oracle has fallen behind with a collection of $3.20 out of a SSO quota and Randolph had collected $4 out of a $5 quota. At last report Florence had raised $125 of her S2OO quota. >0 report has been heard from Red rock with a quota of $12.50. —Remember Pearl Harbor— Karl Stubblefield To Be Commissioned Lieut. In Air Corps Aviation Cadet Karl G. Stubble field. Coolidge, son of Joseph M. Stubblefield, has reported at the Lubbock Army Flying School,. Lub bock, Texas, for the final lap of i the training which is preparing him for the silver wings and gold bars of an Air Corps flying offic er. f At the large Lubbock twin-en gine school, commanded by Col. Thomas L. Gilbert, Cadet Stubble field will complete the training he began last November at Stamford, Texas and continued at Randolph Field, Texas. Upon his gradua tion he will be commissioned as a second lieutenant and assigned to active duty with an Air Corps unit. A member of the American So ciety of Mechanical Engineers he attended the University of Arizona and at the time he began his training was a diesel engineer. out the state as a softball and basketball player. His ability as a showman was so great that he was featured in four national magazine. COOLIDGE JUDGE ENTERS RACE FOR '‘ftiiMTY qjERiFF Chas. D Elledge, widely known Pinal county builder and contrac tor and native Arizonan, who has served during the past six years as justice of tne peace in CoolMM this week announced his candidacy for the democratic nomination for the office of sheriff of Pinal coun ty. Elledge, who came to Coolidge 12 years ago and who has been prominently Identified with the business and civic life of the city during that entire period, has es tablished an enviable record of impartial and Judicious law en forcement and during his three terms in office, Judge Elledge has never had a ruling reversed by a higher court. In discussing his candidacy for the office of sheriff, Elledge has stressed the need for competent and well trained deputies the ap pointment of whom as assistants, he has plendged if nominated and elected to the office of sheriff. Elledge is married and the fa ther of two children and main tains his home in Ooolidge. —Remember Pear! Harbor—— T ns*aJJ Student RnHv Officers At HEifirh School Here Installation of 1942-43 student bodv officers of Coolidge Union High School took place during an honor assembly held in the school auditorium Tuesday morning. Paul Hannah, new president, was in ducted into office by Freeman Higginbotham, retiring president ind installing officer. Others installed were Verne tVuertz, vice president; Mary ftaram, secretary; Boots Corbett, business manager; Miss Ruth filler, treasurer; Frances Short ; and Sarah I»uise Arnold, yell ; leaders. Members of the Freshman class ; presented their sponsor Paul A. | Chambers, with a farewell gift. Mr. Chambers, who has been in structor in music at the high school for the past year, is leav ing to enter war work and will I not return next year. —Remember Pearl Harbor— Baccalaureate Service Held At High School Sunday "Rationing Wisdom" \vas the subject of Reverend Joseph D. Easter’s address to members of Coolidge Union High School’s graduating class at baccalaureate [services held in the high school auditorium Sunday evening at 8:30 j o’clock. The processional “War March of the Priests’’ and “Midsummer Night’s Dream" were played by the high school orchestra. Two numbers “Beautiful Savior’’ an old crusade hymn and “Hark the Vesper Hynm is Stealing" were sung by the Girl’s Glee Club. Boy Scouts Receive Awards In a Court Os Honor Held Here A Court of Honor was held Wednesday night for Coolidge Boy Scouts in South Grammar School. Emergency Servcie awards, giv °n for completing the standard course of training which qualifies ■couts to be of assistance in event of local emergency, were presented bv committeeman Harry Culbert 'o the following scouts: Ralph Veazey. Melvin Mirkin. David Da vis. Richard Shafer. Wayne Hum phries. Tommie Clark. Hinton lis. Boyd Clements, Larry Sander son, James Alexander. Leonard Burtcher, Harry BaW Walter Aros, Conrad Garcia, Yazhik Daw, Odis Taylor, Glenn Myers, Morty Waldman, Frank Ceniceros, Bill Ware. Harold Kleinman. Bobby Skousen, Ferrel Johns, Mack Me-' Euen, Donnie Pew, Bill Newcomb, Fred Sprinkles, and Charles Pat terson. Service Star awards, for mem bership in the troop for the past year, were presented by Robert Toronto, scout field executive of Catalina Council, to the following boys: Ferrel Johns, Yazhik Daw, Conrad Garcia, Larry Sowell, Ed gar Rollin, Charles Patterson. John Simpson, Harry Baker, Leonard Burtcher and Buddy Sanderson. The three year bar Perfect At tendance award, given for three years of perfect attendance at scout meetings, was presented by Mr. Toronto to Scout John Simp son. The Camping Trophy, for earn ing the highest rating at the An nual Council Camporee at Tucson, given by A. K. Osborn, Coolidge scoutmaster, was presented by Mr. Culbert, to Leonard Burtcher, Panther Patrol leader, honoring the boys of the Panther patrol. Tenderfoot badges were pre sented by Mr. Osborn to Odis Tay lor. Tommie Clark, Freddie Sprinkles, Wayne Humphries, Richard Shafer, Harold Kleinrran and Boyd Clements. Second clss“ hedges -waco sented b y committeeman Lorenzo Lisonbee to Frank Ceniceros, Lar ry Sanderson, Melvin Mirkin, Tom mie Clark. Fred Sprinkles, Glenn Myers, Odis Taylor and Donald Montgomery. First class badges were present ed by Mr. Lisonbee to Leona id Burtcher, Harry Baker, Ferrel Johns. Yazhik Daw, Ralph Veazey and Charles Patterson. The Eagle Badge was presented jointly by Martin Talla, commit teeman, and Mrs. Simpson to Scout John Simpson. Mrs. Simp son is John’s mother. The Star Badge was presented by committeeman Talla to scout master Osborn. Over 50 merit badges In various subjects were presented by Mr. Culbert The evening was climaxed by moving pictures on various scout activities, shown by E. D Stow ell, scout executive of Catalina Council. . —Remember Pearl Harbor— • Mrs. Guy Appling and her bro ther A. M. Luthy both of Lebanon. Missouri, passed through here Thursday en route to Riverside, California, where their sister Mrs. Amy McFarland is seriously ill. They were joined in Coolidge by L. F. Luthy. James Luthy was unable ot make the trip with them because of his wife’s illness. The Lutbys are brothers. Wins Wings Up CHARLES MOODY Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Moody, who won his wings as a fighting pilot in the United States Air Corps, graduating with a large class from Mather Field, California last Thursday and is now a 2nd Lieutenant. ' WARNING SIGNALS Blackout —1 long 5 short All Clear 2 long Fire —1 long Firemen’s Drill 3 short NUMBER 14 PETERSON IN RACE FOR STATE TAX COMMISSION Warren Peterson today formally announced his candidacy for elec tion to the office of Tax Commis sioner of Arizona. A lifelo lg Democrat, Peterson has been a resident of the State since child hood. He is now filling the unex pired term of the late Frank Luke, having been appointed in June, 1939. The law provides that his appointment is valid only until the following election, and Peter- I sou ran last year and was elected to serve until January 1, 1943, at which time Mr. Luke’s term will have expired. Peterson now seeks a full term in his own right. The law of Arizona sets up def inite qualifications for State Tax Commissioner and Peterson is qualified by long training and ex perience. A successful business man, he is and has been for many years, a heavy taxpayer. For thir ty-five years he has been secre tary-treasurer of Arlington Canal Company, iiu> _oijlv irrigation gyg cm ui Arizona vv itnout a bonded indebtedness. He owns his own cattle ranch on the Gila below Buckeye, and is a charter member of the Arizona Cattle Growers As sociation, having served that As sociation two terms as president. He served two years as a member of the Cotton Compensation Claims Board. He knows land and he knows cattle. He has had long experience in the mercantile business, and is a director of the Buckeye Valley Bank which he helped to organize. He served as postmaster in his home community and during that time was secretary of the Ari zona Postmasters Association. Peterson has years of exper ience In taxation and equalization matters, lie served as Supervisor in Maricopa County from 1914 to 192 u and from 1932 to 1939, when he was appointed Tax Commis sioner. He was president of the Arizona State Supervisors Asso ciation two terms and enjoys the confidence and friendship of every supervisor, every clerk of the board, and every assessor in Ari zona, as well as hundreds of other county officials, and is regarded by these officials as an authority on tax matters. He has the exper ience required by the statutes. Peterson has always taken an active part in civic as well as county and state affairs. Regard ed by his friends and supporters as honest, conservative and pos sessed of sound business judgment he is vitally interested in and connected with the greater devel opment of the state. Announcing for election, Peter son pledges himself to work for all the people of the state, to con tinue to act in strict accordance with the law which governs the office, and to conduct the office fairly for every citizen of the state. He says that he stands for efficiency, economy and equality in public office, realizing that a pub lic office is a public trust. —Remt.nber Pearl Harbor- Attends Sister’s Last Rites In California Mrs. E. D. Chandler received word Friday of the death of her sister, Mrs. W. W. Milliken, who passed away that morning in San ta Monica, California, after a long illness. Mr. Milliken and Eugene and Harold Chandler drove here from California for Mrs. Chandler. They are her brother-in-law and sons. The family group left Sunday morning to attend the funeral ser vices, which were held from Todd and Leslie’s chapel in Santa Moni ca on Monday. Interment was in the Elk’s fam ily plot at Woodlawn cemetery.