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740,660 Acre Feet of Water available June 11, 1942. 10.526 Acre Feet Loss for Week. VOLUME THIRTEEN APPOINT HOAG PINAL RATION BOARD SECRETARY H R. Moaic. Coolautomobile dealer, was this week appointed executive secretary for Pinal county rationing board. The post, a full time position, became neces nary when volunteer rationing board members were required to devote a large share of their time to the work because of sugar and tire rationing. In addition to sugar and tire rationing the new secretary and ration boards will be required to oversee all rules and regulations of rationing and price ceilings as ordered by the Office of Price Ad ministration. Headquarters of the county board will remain in the courthouse in Florence with city boards in Casa Orande and Coolidge while Moag's office will be at his place of busi ness in t'oolidge on Arizona Boula vard Moag. whose appointment is es fective as of June Ist, will be re quired to travel throughout the county in the prosecution of his duties. —Rrmfmb#r P.-arl Harbor— Last Rites Are Held For Coolidge Pioneer Wednesday Funeral services were held Wednesday morning for W. K. Nutt. 73, former pioneer Coolidge resident, who died Monday at his home on Wilshire Drive in Phoenix after a long illnesß. Mr. Nutt was the first post master of Coolidge. a position he held for f years, during which he made many friends armong Coolidge residents. He built the present telephone company ofTice here and at the time of bis death was still the owner of several Coolidge properties. He is a native of Gallipolis, Ohio, and came to Arizona 17 years ago. He retired from business in 1934 and has lived in Phoenix since. For the past two years ill health has confined hint to his home. Last rites were held from Mem ory Chapel of A. 1- Moore and Sons, with burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. I>ora H. Nutt; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Filson, Chicago, and Miss Jessie Nutt, Phoenix; three sons. Capt. Howard Nutt. I-os Angeles; Arthur Nutt. Caprock. N. M . and John F Nutt, Elay, and two sis ters, Mrs. Jessie Small and Mrs. Sue Taylor, both of Hay Springs. Neb. —Renrmbrr Pearl Harbor — • Mrs. B. L. Steward and Mrs. Avis Hobby spent Friday in Phoe nix on usiness and pleasure. N. G. MURRAY - Indian Service Nathan G. Murray was born July 29, 1892. in a small lumber ing town in Taylor County, Wis consin, of pioneer parents who came to Wisconsin about 1880. He is the eldest of three sons. When he was ten the family ■ I 1 4 r4y- f M I A ' Bat- v —Photo, Burtcher*s Studio moved to Medford, Wisconsin, where they lived for many jears. His father bought a home there and young Nathan went through grammar school and high schoool at Medford, graduating in 1911. During his last two years at high school he worked at the local post office six hours a dav, reporting lor work at 4 a. m. when the tner mometer sometimes registered 46 degrees below zero! There was no rteam heat in those dav and young Nathan and the old v-ood stove had many a work-out. He remained at tli* post office under a civil service appointment two years after gra luation un (Hi o It h 0,i. - §2Sfeammer Secretary ... -1 ■K* Vjjgpp* Ml jgj ▼ f MM HAROLD R. MOAG Appointed this week as Pinal County Ration Board secretary with general supervision over ra tioning of all commodities. MOTOR VEHICLE STAMPS OH SALE IN POSTOFFICES On sale at all Pinal county post offices this week are Federal mo tor vehicle tax stamps for the fis cal year ending June 30. 1943. These stamps must he purchaser! not later than July Ist at a cost of 15.00 for each motor vehicle. The new stamps are furnished to postoffices by the collector of Internal revenue and it is only necessary for the purchaser to give bis name and address when buying the stamp. Provision for vehicle data Is made on the back of the stamp while the face is gummed for past ing on windshields, where not In conflict with local laws. In Arizona , permission hss been given to af fix the stamp In the lower right hand corner of the windshield. All motor vehicle tax stamps pur chased in February for $2.09. or since then at declining rates, be come obsolete July 1, officials warned. —Remember Pearl HarKe r Drunk Driver Gets Sixty Days Carie Duncan, 33, of Tucson plead guilty to drunk driving be fore Judge Charles D. Elledge Tuesday morning and was sentenc ed to serve 60 days In the countv jail. Duncan was taken into custody by highway patrolman Roger Gates seven miles south of Coolidge on Highway 87 Monday night. til his marriage in ihe-sunimpr of 1913 to Marie Anr. Schaff. a home town girl. After a wedding tiip through Oregon, British Columbia snd W« -fra Canada young Murray was no longer satisfied to setile down at the same old job. so he went to Great Falls, Montana, where he entered the construction business, but was caught in the de pression of 1915 and his business wiped out. Being called to Oregon City on personal matters, he and Mrs. Murray remained for a year during which Murray worked on his brother-in-law's farm. The Mur ray’s daughter Jerusha was born t here. In 1916 Mr. Murray went to Mis soula. Montana, where he secured employment as a bookkeeper and clerk with a merchantile firm. Soon afterwards a better job took him to -Ovando and later to St. Ignatius, Montana, where he and his family lived for several years. In 1918 he was employed by the United tates Indian Irrigation Serv ice as time-keeper at a Flathead project camp at Pablo, Montana, where he worked two summers, be ing transferred to a survey *party during the winter months \ trans fer to headquarters office resulted in a promotion to clerk, then step by step to the position of prmcioal clerk and disbursing officer in 1924. In 1935 he was transferred to Coolidge, arriving in July to take up the duties of chief clerk for the San Carlos Irrigation pro ject. After getting used to the radical change Mr. Murray realized the great development being ac , complished here and came more and more to like the desert, until , today he feels he has become a | part of its life and people. * j He is a charter member and . president of the Rotary Club of ! Coolidge. “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” COOLIDGE. PINAL COUNTY. ARIZONA. FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 1942 W.C. TRUMAN ANNOUNCES FOR SUPERIOR JUDGE t Announcement of his candidacy I for the Democratic nomination for I Judge of the Superior Court of Pinal county was made this week for County Attorney \V. C. Tru man who is now completing his fourth term as County Attorney, havnig been first elected in 1930. Truman, a lifelong Democrat, has also served his County as State Senator during the vears 1937 and 1938. A native of Pinal County and known as “Bill” to hundreds of friends throughout the County, Truman has an enviable record of service to his County and State. Graduating with an LLB degree from the University of Arizona in 1929, where he was president of the student body in his senior j year. Truman has since practiced j law in Florence and his experience as a lawyer and prosecuting at torney, together with a wide and sympathetic understanding of hu man nature and a sound knowledge of the principles of law, fit him for the position cn the bench of Pinal County’s Superior Court. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Truman, Pinal County pioneers, is married and the father of two children. —Remember Pearl Harbor— Incorporation Poll Os Group Planned Here Decision to poll the membership of Coolidge Chamber of Commerce to ascertain the desire of the civic group toward taking steps to in corporate Coolidge wgs reached at the monthly dinner meeting of the organization Monday ngiht. The decision came following considerable discussion of , the need for many small services of which sanitation and cleanliness was stressed. It was the belief of those present that Coolidge should be ln< orporated and fendy to take advantage of governmental assistance which is believed certain to be offered as work relief mea sures following the war. Membership of the chamber of! commerce will be polled at first and if the majority of the group signify they favor taking immedi ate steps to Incorporate then each business man in the city will he asked by the civic group to state his wishes. If both groups prove in favor of incorporation it is believed the chamber of commerce will then sponsor a general meeting of townspeople before finally accept ing the task of making incorpora tion a reality. —Rfim-mKer Pearl Harbor— Female Attendants Step Into Front Rank At Ritchey s Female attendants at Ritchey’s Service Station are among women of the nation who have stepped into ranks left vacant by men who are serving in the armed forces. Mrs. W. L. Ritchey and Miss Dorothy Sprinkles do not stop at giving pump service, checking tires, and polishing windshields, hut take pride in doing “a first class job” of washing, waxing, and polishing cars. “We like it.” Mrs Ritchey said; “and every day I am amazed to find how much women can do.” —R»m(r-K*r P**rl Harbor— Planes Crash In Cotton Field Near Coolidge Two armv trainine planes crash e<! in mid air above the R. B. (Bob) Simms ranch southwest of Coolidge Sunday afternoon, resulting in the death of Corporal Louis Betka. 22 Lorain. Ohio, and the narrow es cape of two officers and an elisted man who parachuted to safety. The planes were on a routine training flight from Williams Field. Army Air Force advanced training base near Higley. when the acci dent occurred. when the accident occurred. The pilots who escaped were identified as Second Lts. Marcus Lee Hill. Jr.. 21. Cisco. Tex., and Elbert R. D. Donham. 21, Moran. Tex. The other enlisted man was Staff Sgt Joe R. Ferg. 22, Wey auwega. Wis. Their parachute jumps left them apparently little injured, although they were placed in the post hos pital for observation. Neither plane burned although both were totally demolished. -Per'- p Harbor • Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Olney and ; daughter Patty of Douglas were week-end guests at the home of | Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sheller. i < —— Candidate ilk * B mm w JSEI W. C. TRUMAN Who this week announces his candidacy for the office of Judge of the Superior Court of Pinal County subject to the democratic primary election September Bth, 1942. CANFIELD IN COUNTY STATE SENATE RACE "I stand for economy in State government and for full coopera tion of the State with all defense agencies in promotion of the war effort,” said L. E. Canfil, Attorney at Law from Superior, as he an nounced hia candidacy this week for State Senntor from Pinal county. Lloyd Canfil Is qualified for the position which he seeks by educa tlon in Arizona schools He is a graduate of Florence Union High School and of the Uw School of tb« Caiversttv W Arizona. He at tended the Arizona State Teachers College at Flagstaff for three years. Canfil understands the problems lof both agriculture and mines. He ! has worked in the mines and on the farms of Arizona. Canfil states. “I will work un ceasingly to promote the interests of Pinal County citizens anil to benefit the State of Arizona.” Canfil has displayed a large de gree of public spirit in giving free ly of his time to National emergen cy and civic betterment projects. He is Secretary-Treasurer of the Superior Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Attorney to Registrants under the Pinal County Draft Board and a member of the Pinal County Ratoining Board. “In conclusion I wish to state that If elected State Senator. 1 will be fair to everyone. I will be will ing to listen to the people and my actions will be governed by their desires,” Canfil declared. —Krmtmbfr Pearl Harbor— Joins Avengers Coolidge’s representative who joined the "Avengers of Pearl Harbor” was Charles M. Meech. Meech was among the recruits sworn into the United States Navy at Phoenix, Sunday, in ceremonies similar to those that took place simultaneously throughout the United States. More Care Urged In Filling Out Occupational Questionnaires An urgent appeal to men in this area to aid the war effort by using more care in filling out their oc cupational questionnaires was is sued today by Dan J. Sullivan, Manager of the Coolidge office of the United States Employment Service. “Effective mobilization of our manpower for wartime industry and agriculture must be accomp lished if we are to win the war,” Mr. Sullivan declared. “For this purpose it is essential that the oc cupational inventory be completed speedily and accurately.” Manager Sullivan urged all reg istrants who have any difficulty in filling out the questionnaire to go to their employer for help. Help in filling out the questionnaire is also available at any office of the United States Employment Service, local draft board office, and many veterans’ posts and labor unions. According to Mr. Sullivan’s re port, incorrect or incomplete questionnaires are running as high as 60% of the total number sub mitted. “This is a very serious matter,” Sullivan pointed out, j “since it is necessary to call in the registrant for an interview in SELECT TWO CIVIL DEFENSE COORDINATORS W. R. Urton of Coolidge and A1 Gressinger of Florence were ap pointed this week as coordinators for all civilian defense activities in Coolidge and Florence respec tively by W. C. Truman. Pinal county attorney and head of the county defense board. Urton will have charge of all activities in and around Coolidge while Gressinger will have charge of the Florence area. Gressinger is Florence city clerk and Urton is head of Capital Fuel and Feed Company in Coolidge. Both are prominent in American Legion and civic circles in their communities. According to County Attorney Truman each of the two coordina tors will establish control centers in their communities. The appointments were made early this week following a visit of George Bidaux, executive secre tary for the southern district, Ariz ona State Civilian Defense, who headquarters at Tucson. —Krmt.nbfr Prarl Harbor , T wenty-Three Men From Pinal County Leave For Service Twenty-three men from Pinal County left Thursday to report for duty in the armed forces, accord ing to the selective service board, Florence. They were Jesse Lee Walker, Coolidge, Thomas Eugene McGuire, Coolidge. John Alexander Foreman. Florence, Philip Thomas, Sacaton, Jesse Lee Legate, Eloy, Alberto Cabrera Quezada, Sonora. Ernest Munro Murray, Phoenix, Manuel M Duran, Oracle, Lee Antone. Florence, Robert Ishmal Benson, Casa Grande, Felipe Berno Vega, Superior, Henry Miranda Smith, Mammoth, Joe Rodriquez Soto, Superior. Otto Kraemer, Tiger, Al vin Ira Herron, Madill. Oklahoma, William Elmo Lloyd, Dawnieville, California, Harold J. Bays. Coal gate, Oklahoma. Marvin Odell Burke, Taft. California, William Raley Treet, Shawnee, Oklahoma, Oliver Mitchell Johnson, Graham, Texas, Merton Channing Garrison, New York, George Shelby Rey nolds, Eloy and Addis Shrader, Casa Grande. —Rrmtmber Pearl Harbor — Ernest Buscher Wins $17,500 Damage Action Judgment of $17,500 against Salt River Valley Water Users Associa tion was awarded Ernest D. Busch er of Coolidge in an action tried before a jury in Pinal county su perior court in Florence yesterday. The damage suit grew out of an injury sustained by the plaintiff early in 1940 while doing electrical work on a farm connected with water user’s lines near Coolidge. Buscher received the full charge of thousands of volts alleged to have been caused by negligence on the part of defendants representatives. Attorney Charles Reed of Cool idge represented Buscher while the Phoenix law firm of Sloan. Scott and Green and Virgil Chandler of Coolidge represented the Salt River Valley Water User’s Associa tion. such cases in order to correct the errors or supply the msising in formation. This means not only Inconvenience to the person called in, but increases the expense and the time required for performance of this occupational inventory.” Questionnaires have been or are being sent to all men who regis tered with the Selective Service System, so that eventually the gov ernment will have a complete in ventory of all its manpower be tween the ages of 18 and 64. Specifically, the data collected will be used for three principal purposes first, to replace work ers now deferred from military service on occupational grounds whenever possible with vocational trainees or other qualified per sons who because of age, sex or other reasons are not suitable for military service; second, to speed up war production by promoting the transfer of workers from non essential to essential work; third, to assist the Selective Service in deciding who shall be inducted in to the armed forces and which men are more urgently needed in war production,. Coordinator 1 —I Ik. t tmmtm W. R. URTON Selected as Civilian Defense co ordinator for Coolidge in charge of all area activities and operation of control center. DR. J. T. O'NEILL STATIONED AT FORT ORDCALIF. Stationed in a huge army hos pital at Fort Ord, California is First Lieutenant J. T. O’Neil of Coolidge who writes friends this week of his assignment. The following exerpts were tak en from the doctor’s letter to the Examiner: “My wife and 1 saw San Fran cisco through its usual fog for only 48 hours when I received mv as signment to the hospital at Fort Ord. We had some difficulty in finding a place to park our duds but fnially rented a place in Mon ' terey with a big sign over the door saying “General Fremont 1846” The old general would turn over in his grave if he knew a lowly looie is occupying his quarters. “The fifteen hundred bed hos pital In which I’m working is real ly quite a place. It’s so spread out that I work up an appetite making my rounds. "Before I’d even gotten the moth balls out of my uniform I was placed in charge of half a dozen wards of thirty men each. I was in a fog trying to learn the ropes for awhile. After I’d caught onto the army techniques they switched two of the wards onto another newcomer. Guess it’s just the army way of breaking us in. “We are on duty only eight hours a day but have to be O. D. once a week except whe n we’re on the alert, when we’re on duty all the time, - - - and we’ve been on the alert ever since I’ve been here. We haven’t been able to con ; vince the colonel that overtime is in order as yet. "Just now the hospital is jam med to the rim with patients. I’ve gotten some nice pictures of my cases and will have a nice teach ing aid if I ever have to teach first aid again. “The fort here is quite a place complete with everything from service stations to peanut stands. The population is well over that of Phoenix so running it is quite a business for the big boys in charge. It’s ready for action too, the boys are no longer training with broomsticks and play tanks. They play with some wicked look ing tools around here and seem to know how to handle them. All they talk about is when, not if, we get to Tokyo.” —Remember Pearl Harbor — • Mrs. Nelson Borree and daugh ter Chula moved from Florence Monday after completion of im provements to their cottage at Borree’s Corner west of Coolidge; where they will make their home. Heretofore Mrs. Borre has made the daily trip from Florence to operate Borree’s Store here. WARNING SIGNALS Blackout —1 long 5 short All Clear 2 long Fire —1 long Firemen’s Drill 3 short NUMBER 16 COOLIDGE WILL HEAR EMERGENCY PUN TONIGHT C. Wilkerson, Red Cross field representative from Phoenix will be present at Coolidge high school tonight at 7:45 o'clock to address all those who have taken First Aid courses, Auxiliary Fiiemen and Police, Red Cross workers and pub lic at large on the moving of evacuees in even! of coast bomb ing. The program has been arranged because of a request from head quarters office that Coolidge vol unteer social workers have some Plan formulated and ready to act upon in event of emergency, ac cording to Mrs. Clifford Clements, Coolidge Red Cross chairman. The public is urged to attend. —Remember Pearl Harbor— Bicycle Rider Struck By Hit And Run Driver John Alvin Sellers, 21, was in jured in a hit and run accident 3 miles south of Coolidge on High way 87 Monday afternoon, when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car driven by Merle Glover, 25, of Casa Grande, accord ing to highway patrolman Roger Gates. En route to Coolidge from a fishing trip at Picacho Lake, Sell ers is reported to have drawn to the side of the road when the car approached from the rear. Striking him in passing, the car door handle entered his left wrist, tearing through his hand. Sellers was given first aid by the driver of an approaching car, Jeff Millett of Tucson, who saw the accident and gave a description of the hit-run car. Glover and Andrew Boyd, passen ger and owner of the car, were traced to a roadside bar and appre hended. Glover admitted his guilt and has been bound over to superior court for trrij. Boyd is under bond as a material witness. Sellers, a 1941 Coolidge high school graduate, had given up a position at Litchfield and was here to spend a few days with his fam ily before enlisting in the navy. His accident, it is reported, may result in permanent injury. —Remember Pearl Harbor— Class Completes Course Volunteer Social Work Here Fourteen members of a class in Volunteer Social Investigator work completed the course Friday night, under the instruction of Miss Gladys Perkins, Pinal County wel fare board worker. Special nistruc tion was given on the moving of evacuees in event of coast bomb ing. Volunteer Social Investigator cards will be issued to the fol lowing class members: Mrs. Mar tin Talla, Mrs. Karl Fisher, Mrs. Josephine Borree, Mrs. Clifford. Clements, Mrs. Fred Jamieson, Mrs. Ruby Elliott, Mrs. Dorothy Mad dock, Mrs. N. G. Murray, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, Mrs. .1. J. Jones, Mrs. Dalton Cole, Mrs. Don Paul, W. R. Elliott and Leon Smith. -—Remember Pearl Harbor— • The Reverend J. D. Easter was transacting business in Phoenix on Friday. Student Pilot LLOYD HUMPHRIES Native Arizonian, born at Gilbert November 15, 1918, has completed his primary flight training at Hicks Field, Texas, and started basic training at San Angelo. He came to Coolidge in February 1928, mak ing his home on a ranch southeast of the city, and entered the serv ice June 10, 1939 as an aerial photographer.