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Blackout —1 long 5 short All Clear 2 long Fire —1 long Firemen’s Drill 3 short VOLUME THIRTEEN FALL TERM OF COURT TO OPEN NEXT MONDAY Jury Panel of 100 Called to Try 9 Criminal and 6 Civil Cases With the fall superior court calendar scheduled to get under way next Monday, 100 Pinal coun ty citizens have been called for jury duty. With Judge H. G. Richardson presiding, 15 cases have been set for trial. Os the calendar, 9 are criminal cases with the attention of the entire county focused on the trial of Mose Brown, former clerk of the hoard of supervisors, charged with defaulting with ly $2,500 in county tax sale funds. Following is a complete list of the Jury panel which was selected Saturday: CASA GRANDE:—George I. Anderson, C. M. Higgins, R. S. Williams, Francis A. Chipman. Ellsworth Fiscel. Alvy Henderson, Lyle H. Hill. Percie Smith, Dan iel G. Shelton, R. G. Bowser. L. R Keeling, Luis Escoboza, E. M Booth. Jerry S. Fox, Claude Wells. E. M Dugan. Mike T- Spears. M M Martin, George Morgan, E. W. Wood. Jack B. Savage, Fred Reed. George P. Pettee, Harry T. Bowies and James Tate Green. COOLIDGE: —Glenn Wilson, L. A Mclntyre, Max Williams, R. W. Kenworthy, Clarence E- Tread way, C. G. Collins. C. R Bates, Robert E. Kennedy. George D. Henry, Ervin S Jones, Chas. E. Cohen. W. L. Dicus. Will Hodges. Jack McKinney, Frank Hinton. Roy Wing, Mark H. I-ayn. Roger C. lies. M M Terry. Doyle Sewell. G. P. Gaskill, D. 8- Davis, James Riley Cleveland, James Luthy. M. C. Cheely, Kenneth George F. McLain and C. E. Od om. , ELOY : —E. J. Matthew's. Elias Castillo, G. M. England. R. E. Smith, Lee Milligan. George L. Durham. Jack Turner. Claude French and Ted Pearce. FLORENCE: —J. R. Treat. Mil ton Ward, Raymond Williams. Leslie Greenhaw. Paul Martin, It. S. Dixon. Manuel B. Encinas. W. R. Ryan and Robert R. Freld. HAYDEN JUNCTION:—PauI B McEuen. KELVIN:—Ira D. Hollenback. ORACLE:—AIbert B Coplen. PICACHO:—Roy Clark. SUPERIOR:—O. C. Demrick. Carl Killion, Llewelyn Pershing Coxon. John B. Wight, Harry H. Corley, Chas. M. Smith, Cecil Tomerlin. Don T. Ells, P. S. Franklin, William Garrett. Leo Lawson. Gus Grossmiller, Fred Whitford, Perry J. Kinnard. Mike Ramirez. Estill Osborn, Neill Caldwell, Nick Mirich, Thomas Woodrow Gordon. TlGEß:—Norman S. Pierson, Clinton W- Anderson and Julian Sebalios. RAY: —Ray Alton Hunt, Mark Adams and George Howard Camp bell. A Greeting From Overseas Reflects The Season’s Mood A Christmas card received by Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Moody from Lt. Herbert (Buster) Des Georges a former Coolidge resident and employee of the Indian Service, now with the armed forces over seas. reflects the thoughtful mood of a service man, far from family and friends as he thinks of Christ mas, 1942. He has written across the card. "Christmas this year is going to seem very strange. A season of Brotherly Love clouded by World Hate, but ail covered with our in tense aim to make all the world the same as our small portion. I know that if you feel as happy knowing we are doing our bit as we are to be able to do it, your Christmas will be a fine success. My best to you and yours at this season. Buster.” o Reckless Driving Nets S3O Fine Gene Valenzuela, charged with reckless driving on Main Street, Monday, was given his choice of S3O or 30 days by Judge W. G. Roche in locai justice court. Tues day. He paid his fine. Valenzuela’s companion was giv en $25 or 25 days for drinking from an open bottle on a public highway. He also paid his fine. Cbolt^cic^j^xarntncr Staff Sgt Coyle Visits Friends Here After Guadalcanal Stremple Coyle, staff sergeant in the l\ S. Marine Corps, and a former C. C. C. boy who was guide at Casa Grande Ruins for three years, arrived here unex pectedly Tuesday en route to his home in Texas. He enlisted in the marine corps from Coolidge in 1941 and was sent to Pearl Harbor, where he was on the fateful December 7th of that year. From Pearl Harbor lie was sent to New Hebrides for several months, before going to Guadalcanal with the first air craft group sent to Henderson Field. His group has been granted 30 days leave and Staff Sergeant Coyle Is on his way to Beaumont, Texas to spend Christmas with his parents. While here, he was an overnight guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Bicknell. ‘We didn’t mind the hardship, or the rood." he told her; "hut how we missed the folks at home." MEAT RATIONING PLAN COVERS ALL SALE OF MEATS Ever)’ person in the United States who slaughters and deliv ers to others even so much as one animal of the sort listed in the OPA meat restriction order of October 1 is subject to the re strictions of the order and to its penalties in case of violation, the Office of Price Administration has stated. Farmers who slaughter animals only for their own use are exempt, and are not subject to any fine. Animals covered are cattle, calves, sheep, iambs and hogs. Delivery of meat from these animals to civilians is lim ited ao that there shall be enough for the fighting forces of the United States It* allies^ iteoor'ffs oV aUsTaughter fftr de livery to others must be kept and be available to Inspectors of the OPA, by everyone from the coun try butcher, or the farmer who slaughters meat for others, to the largest packing houses. False statements of the number of ani mals slaughtered and delivered, or other violations of the restric tion order, subject offenders to fines up to SIO,OOO or ten years in jail, or both. The Office of Price Administra tion stated these facts emphatl rally today to call attention to the wide scope of the order. All j slaughterers, including small coun try slaughterers and butchers, and custom slaughterers who kill animals belonging to others, are subject to the terms of the order, as are farmers who kill animals except for the use of themselves and their families. Anyone, to repeat, who kills and delivers to others, animals from which are obtained beef, veal, lamb and mut ton, and pork, is accountable. They must keep records of all they slaughter and deliver, and they must keep within the limits set by the order for deliveries to civilians. o Oil Drilling Is Down 100 Feet South of Coolidge Drilling at the Harkey-Smith Hatchett No. 1 well, 12 miles south of here has past the 100 foot level and is progressing sat isfactorily, operators at the rig have announced. L. R. Harkey and Claude Smith, Flagstaff cattlemen and well known oil operators from the Texas Panhandle. have 13.000 acres under lease here. The same methods of locating the structure and well was used on the Harkey- Smith Hatchett No. 1 as was used in Texas to give Harkey and Smith seven wells and no dry holes. No stock is for sale in the well, but the operators have welcomed the public to the site for an in spection of this venture that both Harkey and Smith feel certain is to open Arizona as an oil produc ing state. The standard first grade equip ment being used was furnished by John Ashback of Durango, Colo, who also is supplying the casing . and tools. J. L. Hatchett of Phoenix, well known pump and well man, has assisted in blocking off the acre age and is also overseeing the ■ drilling. : The well was spudded in No vember 15. It is located on sec tion 22, township 7 S. R. 8 E. “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” NATURALIZE 12 NEW CITIZENS DECEMBER Ist . Add ress Given By Captain Walter F. Hood of Florence Camp Twelve Pinal county residents became full citizens December Ist when for the first time in his tory. soldiers of the United States army took part in naturalization ceremonies in a Pinal county su perior court. With Judge H. o. Richardson presiding, the proceeding was highlighted by a patriotic pro gram and an aid ress to the new citizens by Captain Walter F. Hood of Florence Internment Camp and a member of the Okla honia bar association. The new citizens included: Ern esto Valenzuela Arinenta. Conrad Nathan Anderson, Edmund Ar endt. Dale B. Davis, Christian Kunde. Carl Samuel Lundgren. Ramon Felix Mendirii, Lena Kat ie Smith, Pete price, Jorge Perez Serrano, Joe Uzeiac, Antonio Romo Romero. The naturalization program fol lows: Advancing the Colors by Sol diers of Florence Internment Camp. Invocation. Rev. S. B. Hannah. "America", Florence High School Glee Club, Mrs. Faye Scog gins, director. Presenting flags to newly made citizens: Pledging Allegiance to the Flag, lead by Scout Wayne Earley. "God Bless America," Florence High School Glee Club. Address to new citizens, Cap tain Walter F. Hood of Florence Internment Camp “Star Spangled Banner'’, Flor ence High School Glee Chib. Benediction. Rev. 8- B. Hannah • '-<1 Noted Evangelist Conducting Services Church of Nazarene The Reverend Thomson, of Al berta. Panada. an evangelist of outstanding note in his field, is conducting revival services, as sisted by his daughter, at the Church of the Nazarene. The Thomsons began work here Tues day and will be in Poolidge through Sunday, December 13th. The Reverend Mr. Thomson has pioneered the work of the church In Alberta and Peace River sec tions of Canada for seven years. He has served as president of the Canadian College. The Thomsons are musicians and singers and Reverend Thom son's labor in his chosen field has covered a period of thirty years. He is a minister of note in Cana da and the British Isles and a member of the genera! board of the church with headquarters at Kansas City, Missouri. Services will be conducted dally at the Church of the Nazarene during the Thomsons stay, accord ing to announcement of W. L. Dicus. pastor. Week day services will be at 8:00 p. m. Services will be con ducted on Sunday at 11:00 a. m. and 8:00 p. m. Examiner Christmas Greetings To Men In Service Grows - All Copy Must Be In Office Thursday, December 10th The idea of a Christmas greet ing to our home town men in the service, began as a single page to be included in our Christmas is sue of the Examiner, then it grew to a double page, and sud denly it burst its bounds and spread to four pages! It's still spreading, because it’s something the whole town wants to do— greet our sons, brothers, husbands and friends, who are scattered to the four corners of the earth this Christmas, fighting for us, here at home, for the church on the corner, the drug store where they used to sit and drink malts, the barber shop, the picture show, a ll the familiar things a man holds close in his heart. no matter where he is, no matter what hap pens. We. here at home, know this— • and in some way we wanted to let our boys know. We had, of course, singly; but we wanted to send them a message in unison 1 from their home town—every man and woman and boy and girl in it. ' That's why our Christmas greet ing page spilled over—the com | munity’s heart is in it. i Mothers and fathers came in to i write a greeting to their sons on COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY. ARIZONA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1942 FLORENCE CAMP MUSICAL SHOW OPENS SATURDAY By Staff Sgt. Earl E. Lane, Jr. The Special Services Office of the Florence Internment Camp, headed by Ist Lt. George R. Groves. Jr., is sponsoring a musi cal show composed of soldier tal ent throughout. The show has been running since Wednesday and will continue on until Satur day night. Appropriately titled. "We the Feeble”, the performance will con sist of many specialty acts and musical numbers. To give in de tail or to describe the acts would spoil the show since a greater portion of them have never been shown on the stage before. The director of the show. Pri vate Ernest Baron of New York, has staged, lighted, directed, made costumes and will also appear in the show. The latter being evi dence of his versatility and ex perience along theatrical lines. Pvt. Baron was bffered a contract by Harry Richman in "Priorities of 1943", prior to his induction in to the service, for a specialty which he puts over with a terrific send-off which steals the show every time. Pvt. Gilman P. Miner, of Maine, offers a very choice specialty act which borders on his experience In show business besides handling the publicity of the show within the camp confines. He is ably assisted by Pvt. Robert M. Blen. formerly of Philadelphia, who is lending his talents In conjunction with Gil Miner. One of the outstanding features of the show is that admission of twenty-five cents will be charged and a twenty five cent War Sav ings Stamp will be given with each admission besides a grand performance of professional en tertainment. Although the performance Is not open to the general public at this time, further showings of "We the Feeble" will be given to the civilian population of the sur rounding towrj an a benefit per formance. I*lans to this extent are now in process and further de velopments will be announeetl at a future date. o— George Knox Visits Friends Here Before * Reporting For Duty George Knox, former Coolidge resident and C. U. H 8. graduate has signed up for aerial photog raphy with the U- S. Navy and will report at San Diego, Satur day, to begin his basic training. George Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Knox, long time resi dents of this district. When they moved to California to make their home several months ago, George remained in Arizona, where he has been doing air port survey work with the U. S. en gineering department. He enlist ed at Phoenix and has been vis iting old friends in Coolidge since Wednesday. His two Bisters, Grace and Peggy, are now em ployed with Douglas Aircraft at Long Beach. During their resi dence here Peggy was employed at Valley National Bank and Grace was employed at the San Carlos Theater. His parents are now making their home in El Monte. Cali fornia. that page, brothers and sisters and friends, churches, clubs and organizations. Ranchers came in, families from Valley Farms and 11 Mile Corner. Indians drove in by wagon and on horseback—all to send a greeting to our home town boys. This Christmas card from Cool idge will be air mailed to our fighting men so they will have it, if possible, on Christmas day. Thursday, December 10th, is the last day on which Christmas greetings can be taken, so we must hurry to have our issue fin ished in time. And we must strive to make its message complete, so not a Coolidge service man who receives it will feel forgotten. If there are service men from Cool idge who have no family to send them a greeting, and there may be, their friends should let us know. Not one man must feel overlooked by his home town this Christmas. And these men, to whom our greeting is going, will not forget— none of us will forget—for God’s blessing goes forth from a whole town, to the men who are fight ing for it. Virgil Chandler Now Lieutenant United States Navy Virgil W. Chandler, 35, Coolidge lawyer who was formerly county attorney of Pinal county, has been commissioned as a Lieutenant, Junior Grade, in tiie U. S. Naval Reserve. Lieut. Comdr. J. S. Frazer, of ficer-in-charge of the Phoenix branch office for Naval Reserve Officer Procurement, where Lieu tnant Chandler took the oath of office, said the newly commission ed officer's active duty orders have not been received, therefore his assignment is not known. Lieutenant Chandler, a gradu ate of Florence Union High School, is a former student of the University of Arizona at Tucson, and the University of California at Los Angeles. BILLY MARTIN AND REA WALES PARADA WINNERS Rea Wales and Billy Martin, Jr. were named all around cow girl and cowboy at the close of the Junior Parada in Florence, Sunday nigiit. Two unusual features of the show this year were the attend ance of Staff Sergeant Gene Au try, prominent star of western films and a large group of Chin ese air force cadets headed by Major Tung Ming Teh of the Chin eue air force. The cadets are in training at Marana while Sergeant Antry is assigned to Luke Field. Florence P. T. A. placed first In the parades held each day of the show while Florence Woman’s Club float was second. In the sheriff's team steer ty ing contest, Vic Christensen of Safford teamed with Frankie Pye att was first while I. V. Pruitt of Cochise county teamed with Pete Martino* was second. Event winners were: Boy's calf riding—David Celaya. I first; Ix»uie Martinez, 2nd and ! Amos Hawkins, 3rd. Wild horse hare back riding— Johnny Encinas, Ist; Frankie Pye * att. 2nd and Haul Espinoza, 3rd. Jack pot calf tying—Hank A1 rich, Ist and E- W. Taylor, 2nd. Brahma bull riding—Frankie I'yeatt, Ist; Billy Martin, Jr., 2nd. Dad and son wild cow milking— Vic Dorsey and Rob. Ist; Rilly Martin, Jr. and Hill, 2nd; Frankie i'yeatt and Seth, 3rd. Team steer tying, 18 years or younger—Hud Feffer and Johnny Williams, Ist; Allen Johnson and Charles Ross. 2nd; Delbert Rob inson and Watermelon Holt, 3rd. The juniors won the mounted basketball game each day of the show- with the winning team com posed of Frankie Pyeatt, Water melon Holt. Johnny Encinas. Ed Kirkland and Rilly Martin, Jr. o- Christmas Program Given By Coolidge P. T. A. On Tuesday An outstanding Christmas pro gram was given at Tuesday after noon's meeting of Coolidge Par ent-Teacher Association in South Grammar School. Mrs. R. W. Taylor presented a program of special Christmas songs and music, an annual con- j tribution that is looked forward j to by many. This year, between each number, Mrs. Taylor gave an inspirational thought, or mes sage, that might be taken home for meditation. A Christmas play presented by Mrs. Nancy Douthett's sixth grade pupils opened the program There was a vocal solo by Miss Nancy Crandall; Christmas songs . by the high school glee club, di rected by their music instructor, Phil Farr; a piano solo by Mrs. B. ’ E. Aros; a trio by Mrs. Douthett, i Miss Anna June Pottoroff and ’ Miss Marion Beal, and a vocal so lo by Benny Boone. Nannie May Wilson, state mag azine* P- T. A. president was an 1 unexpected visitor at the meeting ' She addressed the group briefly. Miss Douthett’s sixth grade pu '! pHs won the school competition ' j picture for attendance. : • Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Rabenstein 1 and Mrs. Elizabeth Farnsworth all ! of Mesa and Mrs. Christian of Illi nois, who is spending the winter ' in Mesa, were dinner guests at ' the ranch home of Mr. and Mrs. • w. H. Farnsworth on Sunday. ! Mrs. Elizabeth Farnsworth is Mr. Farnsworth’s aunt and Mrs. Rab enstein is his cousin. ASK GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES IN COUNTY TAX SALE PROCEEDINGS Day Long Hearing Airs Grievances Casa Grande Publisher Charges Board of Su pervisors With Laxness and Carelessness In Supervision of Tax Sale Matters Request for a grand jury investigation of alleged in egulai ities in Pinal county tax sale proceedings was formally made of Superior Judge H. G. Richardson, Mon day at tornoon by a group of Casa Grande citizens for whom Judge P. D. Overfield was spokesman. Ihe request for a grand jury invesstigation came during an afternoon recess from a day-long session con ducted bv County attorney-elect Ronald J. Ellis on behalf of J. W. Spray, chairman of the board of supervisors who had called the meeting. Judge Richardson told the group asking a grand jury investigation he would take their request under advisement, awaiting receipt of a complete copy of the transcript of testimony taken by a Phoenix court reporter, Ixiuis Billar. If a grand jury is called by Judge Richardson, it will be the first time in Pinal county in 19 years, since the investigation of matters dealing with the sale of one million dollars in road bonds in 1923. Monday's meeting came as a result of a request for investiga tion following the arrest of Moses Brown, former board of supervis ors clerk who has been charged with a shortage in county' funds totaling $2,432.70. Witnesses called at Monday’s hearing included J. O Wilson, Ir win Pa'*, Thomas L. Robinson, J. A. Harris and Don Trekell of Casa Grande and C. A. Clements of Coolidge. Chronologically Wilson, the ini tial witness, testified lie had sub mitted a written bid of S3OO to the board of supervisors through its clerk, Moses Brown, for lots 1 and 2, Block 34, city of Casa Grande which was not acted upon. He testified that he withdrew this bid at the behest of Irvin Pate and that he arranged with Pate to submit a bid for him. He testified that a few days later Pate deliv ered to him a tax deed for the property for which he paid Pate $350 although the deed showed the consideration received by the county was SSO. Following Wilson to the witness stand, Pate declared he had agreed with Wilson to submit a bid for the property and if he proved successful in obtaining a deed to the property involved he would ‘‘clear the title.” This, Wilson stated, was not his under standing of the agreement. Pate prefaced his testimony with the statement he believed jealousy on the part of a number' of Casa Grande citizens had prompted the demand for the in vestigation being held and stated he had been ‘ threatened by two members of the ‘4oo’ of Casa Grande.” Following Pate’s testimony, there came a lull in the proceed ings with Chairman J. W. Spray and member Enis Thurman re questing citizens present at the hearing to come forward and give any evidence of irregularities they might have. Funeral Services Held Thursday For F. D. McFarland Funeral services were held Thursday in Phoenix for Forrest Dwight McFarland, 33, a nephew' of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. McFarland and Senator Ernest W. McFar land. The deceased was a former resident of this district and has many friends here. He was with the U. S. engi neer’s department at the time of his death which followed a two week’s illness in a Phoenix hospi tal. Besides hi 3 uncles, he is surviv ed by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. G. McFarland of Phoenix, his wife, Werta, a son, Cloyd, four; a sister. Mrs. Lorraine Powers, Av ondale; grandmother, Mrs. Keziah McFarland and an aunt, Mrs. L. M. Hamman, Phoenix. o • Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hines and Z. U. Mason of Los Angeles were guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Ty ler for Thanksgiving dinner at Vah-Ki Inn, Thursday. Mr. Mason was the Tylers house fuest from Thursday to Monday, when they drove him as far as Tucson, on his way home. COOLIDGE DAM 534,274 Acre Feet of Water available Dec.’ 3, 1942. 7,134 Acre Feet Loss for Week. NUMBER 39 As no one answered these re quests, Tom Robinson, Casa Grande publisher, who had editor ially requested an investigation of tax sale proceedings held dur ing the tenure of Mose Brown as clerk of the board of supervisors, was asked by board chairman Spray to take the witness chair. Upon seating himself, Robinson assured the hoard he had “gone not into the matter in his news paper to hit any one individual" but he felt he ow-ed it to his read ers to “get to the bottom of this matter.” He then stated that he believed the board of supervisors had been “lax and careless in su pervision of tax sales matters and certain people, I believe, have profited at the expense of the tax sales and I believe Pinal county has not received just revenue from the tax sales.” Asked by members of the board of supervisors if he had any knowledge of other irregularities, Robinson answered, “Yes”. He stated oue person had not attend ed the hearing because of “fear of recrimination.” Upon further urging and a word from Attorney Ellis, Robinson then named J. A. Harriss, Casa Grande district farmer who, Rob inson said, had told him he had “spent twice as much money as his deed showed.” Robiinson al so mentioned Don Trekall and J, F. Brown of Casa Grande as hav ing been dissatisfied. Following a recess that ended shortly before three o’clock, Ir win Pate was recalled to the witness chair and he explained that the Harris bid was a condi tion whereby Harris paid him SSOO to make the bid and in the same check added S6OO as the down payment on a new pickup truck which he, an automobile dealer at that time, yet expected to deliver. Here Attorney Ellis asked Pate to explain a transaction involving $5,100 worth of his checks which he had obtained from Mose Brown and not returned to the supervisors office until after Brown's arrest. This w r as explain ed by Pate who said Brown had been holding a number of his checks over quite a period and that most of the checks were old and that he wanted to give Brown a recent check and did not have his checkbook with him at that time. Ellis then asked Pate if he had ever paid a member of the board of supervisors or a clerk of the board of supervisors a bribe or commission. Pate answered “No." J. A. Harris, who had just come into the room was called to the stand and told of having sub mitted a bid on some land near Casa Grande w'hich had been re turned to him. He testified he was told he could obtain a deed to the property in question through Irwin Pate and that he paid Pate $llOO. He denied hav ing any knowledge that the pay ment included S6OO as part pay ment on a new' truck. Chairman Joe Spray interrupted Harris’ testimony to remind him that he (Spray) had told him (Harris) that he could get just and fair treatment from the board of supervisors and that it would not be necessary for him to em ploy someone to bid for him. Har ris acknowledged Spray’s admon ition and declared he had not fol lowed his advice “because I had been told I could not get the land unless it went through Pate.” Don Trekell testified that he had bid on several Casa Grande city lots only to find at a later date the property had been sold lo Pate at the identical amount ae had offered. Clifford A. Clements of Cool idge testified that he had submit ted a bid on the Cramer Auto Court in Casa Grande which was later sold to Pate for $575. At the end of the hearing, Coun ty Attorney \V. C. Truman and his deputy, Ronald Ellis, stated they intended to pursue the in quiry.