OCR Interpretation

The Coolidge examiner. [volume] (Coolidge, Ariz.) 1930-current, November 27, 1942, Image 1

Image and text provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; Phoenix, AZ

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn94050542/1942-11-27/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Soldiers’ Weekly
To Coolidge Boys in Military Set
Dw Fellows;
This Is being written on
Thanksgiving I)ay. You know,
that quaint typically American
> ,!a y w hen we of the United States
«tive thanks for the privilege of
living in a democracy.
Os course the Schikelgrubers,
Mussolini*' and Hirohitos of the
world you fellows are taking on
wouldn’t understand much about
our Thanksgiving Day. They
lieve it a sign of weakness or
.-'•met lung But whether they
know jr or not, that so called
weakness is our "tower of
Here in Coolidge as throughout
most of these United States,
Thanksgiving Day will have a
special significance this year. You
see we are not only thankful we
live in a democracy such as ours
but that we have such a splendid
, hunch of men, and women too. on
the fighting fronts of the world
and in training camps, anxious
and ready to embark for whatev
er particular front to which they
may be assigned.
And we are Thankful too,
that the war may be fought
away from our shores so that
our women and children and
your women and children may
not suffer.
Here in Coolidge we are right
* in the midst of gasoline rationing
and trying to figure out how we
are going to get along on 16 gal
lons of gas per month. While It
seems tough. we console our
sehes with the thought that its
not half as tough as the Job you
are all doing.
And in addition to rationing
gasoline, we're going to have
many other Hems rationed. No
coffee may be purchased this
wt-ek and beginning next week our
sugar books will let us have i
enough for one cup of java daily.
Those Nazi pig boats are still ac {
tlve off our shores you know.
The Examiner is issuing a
special Christmas edition, ded
icated to the men from Cool
idge now in the armed forces.
We hope you will like it.
* We're carrying pictures in it
of every service man if we
have ’em now or can get them
from your families.
And here’s an idea. If you’ve
a good picture, send it along so
» that it will reach Coolidge by De
, ember Ist. The Examiner not
only wants your picture but folks
at home would like to see it too.
This weekend Florence holds its
Junior parada and for a great
many soldiers stationed at the
Florence camp who come from all
sections of the United States It
will be their first cow show.
Until next week, Adios.
-The Editor.
Turkey And
Fixin’s Adorn
Army Tables
Yesterday was a festive day at
Florence Internment Camp when
every company mess se~eeant
extended himself to give the sol-
diers as fine a turkey dinner as
could be obtained. This was for
many of the men their first
Thanksgiving Day in uniform.
Turkey, dressing, mince pie,
fruit cake topped of by ice cream j
and interspersed by all the other
fixin’s which usually* go with hol
iday dinners adorned the tables
of each company.
With an average of 1 pound ot !
turkey per man more than a ton
of gobbler was dressed for the
Kjormoes See
Two Sons Off
To Navy Monday
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Kjormoe ac
companied their sons Donald Ed
ward and Jack Darwin to Phoe
nix, Monday, from where they left
for San Diego. California, to be
gin their basic training in the
United States Navy.
% Corporal Lynfred Kjormoe, their
oldest son. is now serving over
seas with the army medical corps.
"We have given our entire fam
ily " said Mrs. Kjormoe, "We have
no other children.”
Kenilworfch P. T. A.
To Meet Wednesday
The state president of Parent-
T< uchers Association, Mrs. Lee of
* Thatcher will be present at a
meeting of Kenilworth P. T. A
members at Kenilworth school
Wednesday evening at 8 p- m.
All Kenilworth P. T. A. mem
hers and their friends are urged
to be present.
(To olt if XTI&Y
Allegations of tax
sale errors to be in
Joe Spray, chairman of the
board of supervisors of Pinal
county has called a special meet
ing of the hoard to be held in the
court house next Monday morning
at 11 o’clock for the purpose of
hearing and investigating reports
and complaints in connection with
the sale by the board of super
visors of land held by the state of
A’izona by tax deed.
Call for the meeting grew on*
of stories emlnating from Casa
Grande alleging irregularities in
connection with the sales following j
the arrest of Mose Brown, former
clerk of the board who was eharg j
<*d with default cation of county!
In a regularly stated call from ’
the board of supervisors for the J
meeting which was signed by Joe j
Spray as chairman it is requested ■
that "all persons having any j
knowledge, information or com- |
plaint to make of any irregulai ,ty
or misconduct on the part of ary
person that may have occurred in
connection with such sales, and
any and all persons interested,
are urged to appear and present
the same to the Hoard of Super
visors at said meeting."
Consumer* must have
sugar book to get
cup-a-day quota.
Rationed coffee will be on the
market for the first time Sunday
morning when the new govern
mental order rationing the morn
ing mocha to a cup a day goes in
to effect.
In order to qualify for coffee
every individual must have regis
tered for and received a sugar
book and coupons for the coffee
at the rate of one pound each five
weeks for persons over 15 years,
will be removed from the back of
sugar hooks.
Consumers who have failed to
register for sugar hooks or who
have not registered because of
the ownership of excess sugai
must register before December
15th. If the registrant is not en
titled to sugar the first 16 cou
pons In the book will be removed
and the balance used for coffee
rations. Each applicant for sugar
book must submit absolute iden
tification to the ration boards.
Speaking of the new rationing
order this week, Harold Moag. ex
ecutive secretary of the county
rationing board declared:
"No consumer may register af
ter December 15th. unless he has
proof that he has been out of the
county, confined to a hospital or
born after the date of registra
tion. Persons serving in the Arm
ed forces are not required to reg
ister unless they are no longer
eating in an organized mess. An
organized mess is where men in
the armed forces eat together in
uniform without charge under the
supervision of an officer.
"All consumers who have not
yet received War Ration Book
One because of excess sugar sup
! plies may apply either to the
board which service the area in
which they now reside or the
board with which they originally
Nixon Home Is
Damaged By Fire
Fire, believed to have been due
to a faulty gas connection, gutted
the interior of the D. H. Nixon
home in north Coolidge and de
stroyed most of their furniture
and personal possessions Friday
The alarm was given by the
Nixon’s three year old daughter.
Melva Jean, who ran out to tell
her father the house was burning.
The prompt arrival of Coolidge
fire department averted complete
destruction of the house, which
wac frame. Mrs. Nixon was away
from home at the time and did
not learn of their loss until later
in the day.
Mr. Nixon carried no insurance.
• Charles Cohen left Friday by
plane for San Francisco to see his
brother Captain Robert Cohen,
who will be there for a few days.
Mr. Cohen returned Thursday for
: Thanksgiving with his family.
Minute Maids Sell
War Stamp Corsages
To Coolidge Citizens
The sale of War Stamp cor
sages this week by Coolidge Rain
bow Girls, costumed as Minute
Maids, began seven days intensive
drive in Coolidge. as part of the
national activity of 'Women at
War’, according to Mrs. F. P. Jam
ieson, county chairman of Worn
en's Activities of State War Sav
ings Staff. "Women should not
wait to be urged to do their part
in vital war work," said Mrs. Jam
ieson. "Our organization cannot
ask each to do her part, but
’Women at War’ includes every
woman in America, whose help
her country needs now. Women
should be glad and proud to offer
this help while their sons are
fighting for the safety of their
Members of the Cosmos Club
met for luncheon at the home of
Mrs. A. T. Bicknell, Tuesday,
where the afternoon was spent in
making War Stamp Corsages for
the drive. Mrs. M M. Ware,
Coolidge chairman of Women at
War. has announced the appoint
ment of Mrs. N. G. Murray as
I corsage chairman. While the week
l of November 22nd to 28tb has
been designated as one of specia’
activity. Mrs. Ware said, the
group, will continue to keep the
sale of War Stamps and Bonds
before the public for the duration.
Costumes for the Minute Maids
were made by Mrs. J, J. Jones
and Mrs. C. J. Yates, who pre
sented them to the Coolidge or
ganlzation at the beginning of the
Sergeant Sees
I Strange Sights
In Foreign Land
Coolidge men are scattered
throughout the world today and
from a land of strange sights, and
sounds, and smells, comes a let
ter duly passed by the censor
from Sergeant Lon Harrell to his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Har
It is headed merely "same
place” which is a destination that
cannot be told. “I made another
trip through the Jungle on foot
today,” he wrlteß; "carrying a
full field pack, and after we got
In, six of us walked two miiea to
the nearest river. So you see you
can get used to anything—and It
woi\’t make you too tired.
“We were out on an Island last
week and sure had some exper
ience with a shark. One of the
officers was fishing, going out in
the boat and caught a Jew- fish
that weighed about a hundred
pounds. He stuck a gaff Into it
to pull it aboard and of course
the fish bled a little. A shark
must have smelled the blood, for
it jumped out of the water and
bit about a 20 pound hunk out ot
the fish . . . What he could do
to a man in the water!”
Sergeant Harrell was destined
to see in the Jungle country
“where it has rained every day
for the past five months” what
happened to a man who, by ill
starred chance, fell into those
shark and crocodile infested wra
ters. He tells of it casually: "We
sure crossed a big swamp near our
present camp, about a mile and
a half from which a crocodile had
a native for breakfast yesterday.
He started to walk a log across a
stream, but slipped, and when he
hit the water a crocodile got him
before anybody could get him out
.. . But if the crocodiles and
sharks didn’t thin these natives
out a little there wouldn’t be
standing room on some of these
small islands.”
Elect Earley
To Assessor’s
Post At Meet
Lynn Earley. Pinal County As
sessor, was elected secretary and
treasurer of the Arizona Assessors
Association at its annual meeting
held last week in Phoenix.
It was unanimously voted that
■ each assessor contact his county
1 legislators individually and urge
- enactment of legislation to effect
“ equalization of assessments.
‘ There will be a new procedure
i in issuing car licenses for 1943.
r On account of the shortage of met
-1 al material for license plates,
’ numbered decalcomanian transfers
wilt be issued.
The assessors changed the
minimum values on a few
r classes of propertty, namely,
5 range cattlte increased from $lB
, to S2O a head; Swine from $6 to
$lO a head; poultry, from $5 to
r $7 a dozen, and bees from $1 to
$2 per stand.
Provisions Made To
Care For Farmers
With nation wide* gasoline slat
ed to become effective at mid
night next Monday right, hun
dreds of applications for supple
mental gasoline had been acted
upon by ration boa ds throughout
the county late Wednesday night.
In Coolidge 175 200 appliea
tions for additional gasoline had
been given the critical eye of ra
tioning authorities Wednesday af
ternoon with more coming in
Attention by ration authorities
to the need for tire inspection was
called this week. Under federal
gasoline rationing provisions, all
passenger cars ami trucks must
be inspected by Authorized in
specting stations before January
31st. Following the original in
spection, passenger cars must be
inspected every four months and
trucks every two months.
Inspecting stations are permit
ted a maximum charge of 25
cents per car for inspecting tires
and a maximum charge of s<>
cents per tire whea it is neces
sary to remove and remount a
tire to determine its further use
fulness by recapping.
Some violation* of the rationing
act by failure to turn in all tires
in excess of five per vehicle,
have been reported.
Failure lays the individual liable
to a fine of SIO,OOO. All excess
tires if serviceable must be turn
ed into the express company foi
shipment to a government tire
pool and all uselesa tires, regard
less of their condition, must be
turned into one of the salvage de
In Coolidge one of these sal
vage depots is located at E- C.
Grasty Company and the other at
Standard Oil Company, both on
Central avenue.
A telegraphic ruling from state
officials regarding supplemental
gasoline for farmers who have not
received truck certificates of con
venience or whose certificates are
obviously inadequate for farm
needs was received this week.
For additional gasoline, ail far
mers should see their ration
boards at once and in some case
should make demand of the coun
ty war board of which K. K. Hen
ness, county agricultural agent In
Casa Grande is chairman.
Notification of official action
on requests for supplemental gas
oline Is expected to be mailed to
all applicants so that they will be
received today or tomorrow pro
viding applications were filed by
Five Promoted
At Florence
Internment Camp
Promotions among the officer
personnel of Florence Internment
Camp announced recently includ
ed those of Walter F. Hood and
Donald E. Casey, from Ist Lieu
tenant to Captain; Loyal O. Sei
benthal, George R- Groves and
William H. Owen, Jr., from 2nd
Lieutenant to Ist Lieutenant.
The Examiner Is Preparing A Xmas.
Issue For Our Home Town Men In
The Service We Need Their Pictures
Coolidge is planning to send a Christmas greeting to
its men in the- armed forces from their home town —a
greeting in which the whole town will share. It will be
in the form of a special four page edition of Coolidge Ex
aminer filled with the pictures of Coolidge fighting men
—many of them, who will spend
this Christmas in strange lands,
separated from their families by
thousands of miles of land and
Coolidge wants every one of its
service men to receive this greet
ing from the heart of their home
town by Christmas morning, if
possible. For this, we need the
help of their family and friends.
We do not have the iddresses ot
all these men —but you have
them, you mothers and sisters and
wives and friends. And if you
will bring, or phone, them to the
Coolidge Examiner office before
December 10th. we will air mail
copies of their home town’s
Christmas Greeting to each of
these men so they will get it by
Christmas day, when you receive
your own in the Christmas issue
of the Examiner. They and we.
will be looking over this issue to
gether—and no matter how many
Gus Hill Writes
Examiner From An
Unknown Destination
Gus Hill was born In Hartford,
j Arkansas, and came to Coolidge
1 to make his home in 1937. That
same year he was married to Na
omi Davis and together they op
erated the Coolidge Grocery and
* *%i ur* ’
& . §*
Flower Shop on Main Street.
Mr. Hill joined the United
States Infantry in 1941 and is now
serving at a destination that can
not be divulged in letters home.
In a recent letter written to the
Coolidge Examiner office, Private
Hill says: "I received my first
Coolidge Examiner yesterday
which was dated September 4th,
and for which I want to thank
you. It arrived on my birhtday,
October 15th. which I think is a
very good birthday present. It
sure is good to read about the
home town and what is going on
“I wish I-could write and tell
you something about myself, but
as you know, everything is cen
sored so I am afraid there isn’t
anything 1 can say of interest.
• I am looking forward to re
ceiving my next issuet of the Ex
Change of Coolidge
School Time Proves
Disappointment Here
The new Pacific Coast time
schedule recently adopted for
Coolidge schools during the win
ter months has not been found
to be the comfort for early risers
that was expected.
It is better for the rural school
children who use busses, said VV.
D. Kirby. superintendent of
Coolidge schools, but not for the
teachers, who find themselves
rising at the previously accustom
ed hour of Mountain time and
thereby working an hour longer
each day. However, Pacific
coast time has not been put to a
real test here yet. Mr. Kirby be
lieves. “That will come when
our weahter turns cold and rainy”
he said.
Attitude toward the time change
v* as much the same at Coolidge
high school, although it does not
effect the older children as much
as grammar school pupils, ac
cording to R- W. Taylor, princi
pal. At the United States In
dian Service office, now operat
ing on Pacific Coast time, it was
also said that the personnel had
I not yet adjusted itself to the
. change.
the miles that separate us. we will
surmount the distariee in hear!
and mind.
We want to include in this edi
tion as many of the service men’s
pictures as possible, so old fam
iliar faces will greet them as they
open the pages. We have a num
her of their pictures —but not all.
There are over 230 men on our
Coolidge Honor Roll. So bring
their pictures to us between now
and December Ist, which is thl
- day we can receive them fo' -
the Christmas issue. We cannot
use snapshots, because they do
not reproduce for newspaper pui
i poses, bu t if you are doubtful
: (and have no other picture) bring
r it, and we will see what can be
i done.
; Coolidge wants its men in the
. service to share this Christmas
- day with their folks from home —
f and they can, if you will help.
Fourth Grade Wins
Kenilworth Cotton
1 Picking Contest
Fourth grade winners of Kenil
worth School’s three week cotton
picking contest, during after
school hours, were feted with a
chicken dinner in the school cafe
teria Wednesday noon, at which
hoys and girls with lowest pick
ing averages in the losing sixth
grade, served dinner and washed
the dishes. The boys were attir
ed in waitresses uniforms. Mere
ly to wash the dishes, was enough
for the girls. All were reported
“good losers" however.
A handicap of 2,500 pounds was
given fourth grade students be
cause of their youth, who never
tbeless picked 12,G.”.4 pounds of
cotton in tint designated three
weeks. With their handicap, this
amounted to a winning total of
15.134 pounds. The three who ran
up the highest individual picking
totals were: Ida Viola. 1
pounds: Patsy McCall, P7!* pounds
and Mary Lois Lomarf, 015 pounds.
This is the second contest con
ducted by Kenilworth School, cov
ering a period of five weeks, dur
ing which the students of the en
tire school picked GG.OOO pounds
of lint cotton. The contests in
cluded pupils from the 4th to 7th
grades, with a few ambitious
youngsters from the 2nd and 3rd
grades, competing.
Mrs. Chester Carter, pres*dent
of Kenilworth P. T. A. assisted at
the winning luncheon.
A countv wide meat rationing
program got under way Tuesday
night at a meeting of representa
tives from cities throughout Pina!
county, called by K. K. Henness.
county agricultural agent, at Ken
ilworth School. Mr. Ilenness and
Flossie Wills Barmes, horn® dem
onstration agent, have been se
lected by the Department of \g
rlculture to organize the meat ra
tioning program in Pinal County
, The government’s plan for ra
tioning meat was discussed and
chairmen appointed for various
sections throughout the county,
j In Coolidge, Floyd Cisney, manag
er of Coolidge Safeway, will
handle meat rationing from Pima
Reservation line to two miles
: south of Coolidge and from the
; Southern Pacific tracks to tiiic-c
and a half miles west, an area of
approximately 18 square miles.
Chairman of rural Florence dis
trict is Denson Ulmer, Coolidge
farmer; chairman of Randolph
district is John Burke; chairman
of Queen Creek district is Ger
-1 aid Craig of Pinal Ranch; chair
man of East Coolidge district, in
, eluding Casa Grande Valley
Farms, is Mack Taylor, rancher.
Appointments have not been com
* pleted in all districts, yet.
; Meat rationing in Florence,
Casa Grande, Ray, Superior and
1 Eloy will be handled through lo
cal Civilian Defense officers.
A house to house canvas will be
arranged for by all district chair
men, to explain the share-the-meat
' program to families. In Coolidge.
Mr. Cisney will be assisted in this
by members of Coolidge high
school junior and senior classes.
, Pamphlets will be left explaining
the plan, and questions will be
answered. These visits will be
made in friendly cooperation so
that all may understand the ne
cessity of meat rationing, Mr. Cis
ney said.
The following rationing pro
Tram will be used: No meat for
infants up to six%months of age;
% pound per week for each child
over six years; IVk pounds per
week for children six to twelve;
2 '-2 pounds per week for all per
sons over twelves years of age
who are able-bodied and of norm
al eating habits.
The county canvas must be com
pleted and necessary information
available for the rationing board
by December sth. It is expected
that meat rationing will begin by
the first of the year.
Coolidge Adds To
Nations Salvage Pile
Approximately 11,800 pounds of
scrap rubber, turned in to Cool
idge Lions Club during the per
iod of gasoline registration, was
-hipped to Phoenix Monday to be
-dded to the nation’s scrap rub
ber pile.
It is estimated th.t approxi
mately five tons of rubber was
; collected by Coolidge American
t Legion during the same period.
- This will be shipped in the near
541,408 Acre Feet of
Water available Nov.
Hi, 1042. 3,828 Acre
Feet Loss for Week.
Two-day Show Ends
Sunday As Young
sters Perform
Florence Junior Parada will get
underway in Florence tomorrow
with one of the greatest crowds
in its history expected.
Sponsored bv Florence chamber
of commerce as a benefit for Par
ent Teachers Association milk
fund as well as providing whole
some entertainment for spectators
and healthful competitive frontier
sports for youngsters reared ill
the atmosphere of the cow coun
Increased attendance at this
year’s show is expected by offic
ials because of the number of sol
diers stationed in and near Flor
ence as well as because it is the
last frontier show which may be
visited by automobile before na
tion-wide gasoline rationing goes
into effect.
The old stage coach will rumble
through the streets of Florence
again Saturday and Sunday, fol
lowed by buggies. ore wagons,
buckboards and other ancient con
traptions that were once proudly
displayed by their owners. Men
and women of Florence will ride
by dressed in Western early-day
garb. The only modern touch in
the parade which will bring spec
tators T)ark to war time reality
will be the Military parade.
Colonel Wm. A. Holden, com
manding officer of the Army
Camp at Florence, has advised
Parade Officials that Military Po
lice and Escort Guard Companies
would l>e on hand to march in the
parade both days at twelve
o’clock noon.
Governor Sidney P. Osborn has
advised the Florence Chamber of
Commerce, by whom the show is
being sponsored, that he will be
on hand for the celebration. Unit
ed States Senator Ernest W. Mc-
Farland has also advised the
Chamber that he will make every
effort to be there. Staff Sergeant
Gene Autry some time ago de
clared his intention to attend.
Practically every Arizona Sheriff
is expected to be there to com
pete for the Sheriff’s Trophy,
which was ♦on last year by Sher
iff Victor Christensen of Graham
County. Sheriff James J. Herron’s
Pinal County Junior Posse is be
ing groomed for the occasion also.
Both Coolidge and Florence High
School bands will furnish music.
Arena Director Chas. A. Whit
low said that he has been receiv
ing entries from contestants un
der eighteen years of age from all
over the State, and that he ex
pects competition for the World’s
Champion Junior Cowboy Trophy
to be keen this year. The winner
will also be given a pair of fine
spurs by the Valley Hardware
Company of Coolidge.
Wild horses have been trapped
and are now corraled in Guy At
taway’s pasture between Florence
and Coolidge.
Following the Grand Entry out
at the Parada Grounds there will
be Exhibition wild colt riding.
Boys’ calf tying ages 5 to 13.
Brahma bull riding, ages 14 to 18.
Special Sheriff’s team tying, Tuc
son rules. Team tying, 18 and
under. Calf tying, ages 14 to 18.
Wild horse bareback riding 18 or
under. Calf riding, ages 5 to 13.
Adult jack pot calf tying, open to
the world each day, SIO.OO entry
fee. Dad and son wild cow milk
ing—dad any age, son 18 or un
der. Mounted basketball game.
There will be no entry fees for
Junior cowboys. There will be
approximately $300.00 in cash
The Folrence Junior vN oman s
’ club has planned a gala Saturday
' night dance.
Indian Dies From
Injuries Believed
Due Auto Accident
William Joseph, 22, a Pima,
died at Coolidge Justice of the
Peace office early Sunday morn
ing from injuries believed to have
been received in a fall from a
He was found on the road near
C. E. Nichol’s Ranch by farm
hands returning from Coolidge.
They took him to Coolidge Justice
office, where a doctor was called,
who pronounced death due to in
-1 juries received from a fall,
i The Indian’s relatives, who live
• at Blackwater, were notified and
' his body was taken to Blackwater
cemetery for burial,

xml | txt