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Note Cock I WE’VE NEVER RESORTED to a guest writer for this column but with the completely “give out” condition resulting from a 3-day bout with the flu we are going to let Raymond Clapper write this column this week and bring a mes sage anent subsidies and food prices that should prove interest ing: ARGUMENTS AGAINST SUBSI DIES IMPRESSIVE AT FIRST GLANCE By Raymond Clapper WASHINGTON’ —Several argu ments are made against food sub sidies which seem'to make sense until you take a second look at them. For instance, some people write in saying that the food subsidies add to the public debt and there fore only aggravate the danger of inflation, although the subsidies have saved the public and the Government a large sum, probably billions. The subsidies do add to the pub lic debt. They run about 800 million dollars a year—the cost of the war for three days. But what would happen if the subsidies were knocked out? You would not add that particular item to the public debt. But you would add a larger item to the public debt just a little bit later. For if the food subsidies are knocked out, prices will go up. James F. Byrnes, director of war mobilization, says that the Govern ment cannot hold the Little Steel formula unless food subsidies are continued. There would be a strong wave of wage increases. And then all of your cost-plus-fee contracts would begin to crawl up. Seventy per cent of industrial pro duction is devoted to war. In oth er words, the Government, rough ly speaking, buys nearly three quarters of the industrial output of the country. Wages are a big item in the cost of those goods. So the Government pays more for the billions of dollars in war goods that it buys and your public debt goes up—not by the restrict ed amount of the subsidy, but by the amount reached after pyramid ing i tthrough the whole economic system. The cheaper system in cost to the Government is the subsidy. But you have to take a second look to see that. Another argument Is persuasive at first glance. It is that the sub sidies are only loading on the pub lic debt a charge that will have to be paid by the American sol diers when they return home. Take the point which I have just made and apply it here. The pub lic debt will be less in the long run by holding down prices, and by holding the line against infla tion is allowed to break loose be cause the government is such a heavy consumer. But there is also another con sideration. Families of most sol diers are dependent, partially at least, on dependency allotments. Those are fixed amounts. Run up prices and by every cent of price increase you, in effect, cut down the allotment pay by the same amount. You either subject fam ilies of soldiers to what amounts to a reduction in their means of support, or else the Government will have to increase the allowanc es. There you come back to our old friend the public debt, which then takes another jump. The fight against subsidies has its real purpose—one that nobody wants to admit openly—the break ing up of price control so that pro ducers in certain foods can gouge the nation for all that can be squeezed out of people at a time when all consumption is distorted by the heavy demands of war. Subsidies are paid on some of the metals, and to transport coal and oil to Eastern consuming reg ions. If that were not done the Government would have been left short of some precious metals. Every dollar of copper subsidy has saved the Government perhaps S2B in price.. The Eastern indus trial area would have had to sus tain a far higher cost for fuel that would have been reflected in high er prices for the war output. The term subsidy Is a bad one. Subsidies themselves are undesir able. But ever since we first be using the protective tariff, we have used subsidies in one form or another. The choice now fs between a smaller evil and a larger evil. When I look over my mail, I am astounded at how many people want the larger evil, some inno cently because they have not thought through the problem, and some because there happens to be profit in in. • The infant daughter of Pvt. and Mrs. Shelton T. Smith died at Casa Grande hospital Wednesday night. The child named Carolyn 'Sue, was born November 27, and was a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Smith, of Coolidge. Coolt%iillfeminiir VOLUME FOURTEEN Leon Smith Is Winner Os Parada Trophy Florence transformed into colorful westernized lo cale over weekend as crowd attends affair. Gov ernor Osborn and Movie Star Gene Autry partici pate in parade. Florence was transformed over the weekend from a quietly-moving town to a colorful, thoroughly wes ternized locale with bucking bron cos, wild Brahma steers and pranc ing horses holding down the spot light. It was Junior Parada time" of course, and people turned out en masse for the affair, knowing they would be rewarded with a fine time. None was disappointed for through the whole-hearted cooper ation of all concerned, it was a gala two days of fun and thrills for all concerned. It wouldn’t have been a parada without a parade and one was fea tured at noon each day, with Mov ie Star Gene Autry and Governor Osborn participating on Sunday. Leon Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith, ranchers near Cool idge, won the coveted trophy for all-around cowboy. Others winners were: Boy’s calf tying, 14 to 18 years —Roy Snedigar 27 4/5 seconds; Vernon Mounts, 40 seconds; Leon Smith, 41 4/5 seconds. Boy’s calf riding. 5 to 13 years— Frank Cruz, Lawrence McDaniels and Joe McDaniels. Team tying, 18 years and under —Leon Smith and Edward Schell, 42 seconds. (Saturday) Joe Seaver and Bert Connoley, 1 minute. 7 4/5 seconds. (Saturday) Leon Smith and Edward Schell, 1 minute and 17 seconds. Billy Martin, Jr. and George W. P. Hunt, 1 minute and 22 secord3. (Sunday) Wild horse bareback riding, 18 years and under —Billy Eastman, first, Allen Johnson, second and Feliz Rico, third. Special team tying by adults — Louis Cathemer and Seth Pyeatt, first on Saturday at 51 seconds. Only ones tied on 'Sunday with 59 seconds. Boy’s calf tying, 5 to 13 years- Louie Martinez. Jr., 1 minute and 34 seconds. Only boy to tie Satur day. On Sunday, Pinkey Ramirez, 1 minute and 42 seconds and Johnrie Klemm, two minutes and 26 sec onds. Bull riding, 14 to 18 years—Ed die Kirkland, first; Allan Johnson, second and Billy Martin, Jr., third. Jackpot calf tying, adults —Best time for Saturday by Cecil Ousley, 18 4/5 seconds. Jackpot calf tying, adults —Best time on Sunday by Clarence Bal com and Clyde Allred, 19 seconds each. Pony express race for juniors only—Leon Smith, first, Joe Seav er, second, Carlos Riverra, Jr, third. Held same places on both days, Saturday and Sunday. Wild cow milking—Amos Haw kins, Jr. and dad, 1 minute, 7 sec onds; Edward Schell and dad, 1 minute, 20 seconds; Carlos River ra, Jr. and dad, 1 minute, 29 sec onds. (Saturday) Sunday—Billy Martin, Jr. and dad, first, 47 seconds; Leon Smith and dad, second, 1 minute, 2 sec onds; Edward Schell and dad, third, 1 minute, 56 seconds. The Prisoner of War camp play ed a prominent part in the par ades of Saturday and Sunday. Saturday the 498th and 416th MPEG Co.s led the honors and on Sunday the 637th and 497th MPEG Co.s did likewise. A feature of Sunday’s parade was the partici pation of the Marana air base 34 piece band which also played several numbers at the parada grounds during events. o Bards Sell Out Business; Will Move To Benson Albert Daner of Los Angeles has bought A. W. Bard and Company’s stock. He will have his manager here for the next several weeks to liquidate the stock. Mr. and Mrs. Bard, who have been in business here for the past eight years, plan to go to their home in Benson, where Mr. Bard, who has been in failing health for several months, will rest. He and Mrs. Bard will be here for awhile longer, during which Mrs. Bard will continue to help in the store. “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1943 Three Are Fined This Week For Blocking Traffic It was a case of friends find ing a little difficulty in travel ing highway 87, with the re sult that all three showed up in justice court to pay fines Monday for obstructing traffic. The three were Roosevelt Kelly, fined $25; Isaac Jones, SSO, and Rosy Clay, $5. All were in the same car and were stopped about half a mile south of Coolidge Saturday night by Dan Kinser, state highway pa trolman. • ;• First Teen-Age Party Proves Real Success The first teen-age party given by Coolidge Womans Club Friday night was attended by over 75 boys and girls and proved such a success that there, will be another tonight, to which all Coolidge boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 19 are welcome, regardless of. whether they attend school or no*. Tonight’s party 'will follow the pattern of last week’s gathering with contest games for those who wish to play. Both modern and old fashioned dancing for those who prefer this diversion. Music was furnished by Earl McEuen’3 public address system and aided materially to the gayety and fun. It is planned to form dancing classes so those who do not know the latest steps may learn, this will not lessen the popularity of the old fashioned dances where one joins the crowd and follows the leader. At the conclusion of the evening refreshments are served. Club members plan to hold open house for the teen-age group every Friday night throughout the club year with the exception of those weeks which some school activity has been planned for Friday eve ning. Mrs. Charles Reed, general chair man of arrangements, was assist ed on the entertainment commit tee by Mrs. Wayne Hall and Mrs. Leon Smith. Those who served on the re freshment committee were Mis. R. W. Taylor, Mrs. C. A. Christen sen, Mrs. E. J. Wilber and Mrs. H. H. Wrenn. Committee members extend a special word of appreciation to Mr. Hall and Mr. Wilber for the’r able assistance in organizing the boys for contest games and other entertainment. 0 Two Fires Os Unknown Origin Occur Here A fire of unknown origin de stroyed 25 bales of short staple cotton at Boswell Gin on Monday. Coolidge fire department prevent ed damage from spreading further. The loss is fully covered by insur ance according to managers Earl Nabors and S. W. SutterJee, 3rd. A fire in the Spooner building on Main Street and Coolidge Ave. Fri day morning was checked before it did any great damage. The rafters of the building were burn ed amounting to approximately SIOO loss. The building was oc cupied by Mr. and Mrs. George Jones, who were away at the time of the fire. Coolidge P. T. A. To Aid Womans Club In Teen-Age Program The executive board of Coolidge Parent-Teacher Association met at the home of Mrs. George Truitt, president, Tuesday afternoon, where it was decided that mem bers would assist in any way they could on the Teen-Age party pro grams sponsored by Coolidge Wo mans Club. According to report of Mrs. C. L. Skousen there are 110 P.-T. A. members. Mrs. Carl Slater reported on the Scout Court of Honor held Friday night and business was concluded by voting to have the next P T. A. meeting on February Ist. The executive board meeting scheduled for December will be postponed. o • Henry Appel, Sr., has been con fined to his home with influenza for several days. It’s Turkey For Football Players Night of Dec. 10 Football players of Coolidge high school can look forward to some hefty eating the evening of December 10. For at that time they will be guests of Coolidge Lions club and the main bill of fare will be turkey. Final arrangements for the en tertaining of the football team and coaches were made at the regular Lions meeting held Wednesday evening in the Methodist church basement. . A male quartet was organized at the Wednesday evening meet ing, consisting of Dr. G. H. Walk er, Clair Kennedy, Phil Farr and C. G. Weinhold. Dr. Walker led the group singing in the absence of Rev. Leslie Ross who is confin ed to his home with influenza. At the same time a basketball team is being organized of which Phil Farr is the manager. Any other Lions who are anxious to play basketball, are instructed to get in touch with Mr. Farr. A. K. Osborn gave an interest ing talk on the progress of the school patrol of -'which he has charge. At the present time fur ther information on the operation of the patrol is being awaited from the state highway patrolman. The patrol has received their caps and badges which were furnished by the Lions club and they are rarin’ to go. There were 22 members present. There will be no meeting next Wednesday evening on account of the football banquet to be held on Friday evening, December 10. Lion president Clair Kennedy pre sided. —o Pinal County Not Far From War Fund Goal Those in charge of the Pinal county war fund drive are as yet unable to tell whether or not the county has gone over the top, making its quota of $15,800. Re turns were not all in Thursday, according to Paul Loucks, county chairman. A. L. Bartlett states that $5,506.80 has been turned in to him thus far. The county has a carry-over from the last drive of about $1,572 and this added to the $5,506 fig ure makes a total of $8,078.80, slightly more than half. Chairmen of the different towns report that they have quite a bit of money that has not yet been turned in. Rivers Japanese relocation cen ter was the first to turn in i‘s money, in the amount of $755. Ac cording to latest repors, Florence has SI,OOO to its credit; Casa Grande, $2,400; Superior, $1,400; Eloy, $400; Ray,, $2000; and Tiger. S6OO. Coolidge has raised about $3,350. Natural gas company contribut ed $35 to each of the following: Coolidge, Casa Grande, Florence and Superior. o Last Rites For David P. Aldridge Friday Afternoon Funeral services were held Fri day afternoon for David Putman Aldridge, 69, found dead of a heart attack in his bed on Wednesday. The Reverend Leslie J. Ross offi ciated at his last rites at Cole and Maud chapel. Two solos were sung by Mrs. Freeman Rose. The deceased was born March 30, 1874, in Texas and was watch man at Farmers Mutual Gin at the time of his death, a position he had held for many years. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Joseph Fox of Tucson. Interment was in Valley Memor ial Park. Pall bearers were: M. M. Ware, G. L. Johnson, Leroy Dunlap, C. L. ‘Skousen, Leonard Mclntyre and A. S. Addington. o Mrs. Mills Hostess Thanksgiving Party Mrs. Mabel Mills was hostess for Thanksgivink dinner and an evening of cards at her home on Thursday. Guests were Miss La Verne Mai-- cy, Miss Alma Holbein, Miss Em ma Holbein, Miss Jackie Shaw, S/Sgt. Walter H. Walley, Sgt. Carl J. Park, T/5 Robert M. Allan, T/Sgt. Ellis E- Harvey and S/Sgt. Martin J. Roche. Halt Activation Os Coolidge Army Air Field Announcement is made by Col. Herbert L. Grills commanding officer at William# 1 Field. Will con tinue field as auxiliary unit with maintenance crew. Activation of the Coolidge army air field has been halted by in structions from higher authority, according to announcement by Col. Herbert L. Grills, commanding of ficer of Williams Field. The local field will be operated as an auxiliary field with mainten ance personnel necessary for its function in the training program of the twin-engine fighter school remaining. In announcing discontinuance of plans for expansion of the field, Col. Grills and Maj. Harold H. Hinds, who had been selected to command the local installation, joined in expressing appreciation for the friendly welcome given ad vance detachments by Coolidge organizations and citizenry. The military officials expressed special praise and gratitude for the effective efforts of Secretary J. J. Jones and the Chamber of Commerce in locating available housing facilities, and to Miss Mary O’Brien of the USO and the many patriotic women of Coolidge who volunteered their services to entertain the soldiers. Applicants accepted for work at the air field post exchange can not now be employed, it was stat ed. Award Firs ‘A” Certificate In County To Dan’s The first “A” certificate in Pin al county awarded to an eating and drinking establishment by Arizona State Department of Health was received by Dan’s Case of Coolidge, according to O. V. Cooper, state health inspector. The next two highest awards in the county were B certificates receiv ed by the Cozy Case in Casa Grande and The Coffee Cup in Eloy. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dulen, who own and operate Dan’s Case, have been in business here for 11 years and at their present location on Main Street for the past 7 years. o Foy Bound Over For Trial For Bowman Murder George Foy, charged with first degree murder of Joe Bowman, was bound over to Superior court for trial, following preliminary hearing at Eloy, Friday. No definite date has been fixed for the trial, although it will take place this jury term. Justice J. C. Garrett heard the case and Charles H. Reed of Cool idge represented the defendant while Fulbright and Suit of the county attorney’s office represent ede the state. Foy is being held without bond. Bowman was shot following an ar gument with Foy. He died at Florence hospital, November 18. —o Past District Governor Speaks At Rotary Fred Joyce of Tempe, past dis trict governor, was guest speaker at Coolidge Rotary Club on Wed nesday, where he conducted a quiz contest during the noon lunch eon hour at Community Presbyter ian Church recreation hall. Other guests were Morris Mann and Dick Fulton of Florence and Pete Guerreo of Mesa. o Mrs. Lester Clark Called By Death Mrs. Hattie Clark, wife of Les ter Clark, passed away at St. Jo seph’s hospital, Phoenix, Thursday morning. Funeral arrangements, which are pending, will be handled by Cole and Maud Mortuary. The Clarks have ranched in Coolidge district for a number of years. Coolidge Is Over Top With $3,000 In War Fund Drive Coolidge has gone over the top in Its present United War Fund drive, according to Mrs. Ruby Elli ott, chairman, raising $3,000 with $350 extra to be given the boy scouts. The Cooliage committee met Monday evening at the Methodist church to take inventory of what had been accomplished to date. The sum of $2,200 has been col lected thus far. This, coupled with $250, which Coolidge has coming from the county fund, and $550, which was over and above amount needed on the last drive and which was held in re serve, make the necessary $3,000. Present at the meeting were Paul Loucks, county chairman, Mrs. Loucks, Mrs. Elliott, Miss Lillian Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Davis, C. G. Weinhold, Mrs. Katie Harrold, Mrs. Earl Smith, F. E. Stonehocker, Wesley D. Kilby, R. W. Taylor, Rev. Leslie Ross, C. J. Moody and Earl Morris. o Contest Is Seen In Appointment Os Receivers Federal government asks foreclosure of mortgages and appointment of re ceiver as Leon M. Nowell is named by Pinal county Superior court. Coincident this week with ap pointment by Pinal county Supei'- ior court of Leon M. Nowell of Coolidge as receiver of Casa Grande Valley Farms, Inc., the fed eral government filed a complaint asking foreclosure of crop and chattel mortgages against the cor poration and appointment of a temporary receiver and of a per manent operating general receiver for the cooperative. Action of the federal and state courts will determine whether the receivership is to be handled un der state or federal receivership procedure. Members of Casa Grande Farms Inc. have been ordered by Judge Dave W. Ling of U. ’B.. District Court at Phoenix to appear before him December 13 to show caxise why a receiver should not be ap pointed for the project. Nowell commenced his duties Wednesday after furnishing bond of $25,000. By court order, he will oversee cultivation of crops and the feeding and tending for all livestock and poultry. He is re quested to file an inventory of all property belonging to the corpora tion and will be asked to give an estimation of its value. Judge W. C. Truman heard the case for ap pointment of Nowell. o Coolidge Looks Better As Garbage Collection Starts Coolidge back yards have begun to take on a much neater appear ance this week as C. B. Spooner, assisted by two of his men, start ed collection of garbage. The men have been at this work for better than a week and have the town practically “cleaned up,” with the exception of a few al leys. Spooner plans on making regu lar collections twice a month. He states it will take about a week or ten days to cover the town. A charge of 50 cents per “bar rel” of garbage is being made, to be collected at the time the gar bage is gathered. Roughly speak ing, the cost per month per fam ily will be about sl. At the present time, Spooner states the job is rather a difficult one as some of the people have disposed of their garbage in vacant lots, without bothering to put it in boxes or barrels. The result is a quantity of loose garbage that is difficult to load. Consequently, he asks that resi dents of Coolidge place their gar bage in some sort of container. The job of collecting will thus take considerably less time. o • Mr. and Mrs. Fisk Kellner left Wednesday for their home in Berkeley, California, after spend ing a week with Mr. Kellner’s father, Ernest Kellner. COOLIDGE DAM 290,841 Acre Feet oil Water available De- cember 2, 1943, 3,- 857 Acre Feet Loss for Week. NUMBER 3£ AAA Committee Elections To Be December 14 Will be held at justice peace office in Coolid starting at 10 a. m. discuss many subje relative to agriculture meetings. Election of all triple A comi tees for 1944 will be held Dec ber 14, according to J. W. Sto chairman of the Pinal county rieultural Conservation asso tion. Meetings will be held at C idge at the justice of the pe office, at Eloy at justice of pe office and at Casa Grande at P county AAA office. Meetings commence at 10 a. m. Committeemen elected for 1944 calendar year will take of immediately upon their elect Procedure covering elections be the same as that followed year. An attendance sufficient elect members needed will be pected, Storey states. At the meetings, many subj should be discussed. Produc goals for 1944, the transporta program, rationing of farm chinery and equipment, inclm building supplies and agricult facilities, issuance of farm sla 1 ter permits, and the 1944 agr tural conservation program sh< be included. Recent changes in adminis tive responsibility place added ties on county AAA committ These assignments are direct important war jobs, and their signments to AAA makes it rj important than ever for farr and ranchers in each county t< tend the annual meeting and to it that committees are ele who can give the required tin: county office work, represent various agricultural . interests as'the various kreas of county, and select a chair who will be available to the c ty office to carry out the n< sary functions. o Red Cross Wraps Presents For Men At POW Cam 'Starting this week at the reation hall at Prisoner of camp, Florence, representa of the Pinal county Red C are wrapping Christmas pres to be sent out by servicemen Mrs. Ruby Elliott of Cool volunteer chairman for the < ty, will have charge of the \ ping and will be assisted by cers’ wives and women livin the community. Members of the Red Cross be on duty afternoons until i December 15 and later if n sary. Efforts are being ma< add to this afternoon wra] service with a couple of 1 from 7 to 9 in the evening, vicemen can take their pad to the Red Cross office one and pick them up neatly wre the next day. o Date Is Set For Election Chamber Commerce Officei Election of officers for Cor Chamber of Commerce forth suing year will be held at annual meeting Tuesday evr December 14th at the justi the peace office on Harding nue. The nominating committe* made selections and recomir tions for incoming officers nominations from the floor a: pected, according to Dr. I Campbell, president, who all members to be present. o Masons Confer Degree Here The past masters degree conferred on three candidates Picacho by Burning Bush Cl No. 14 of the Royal Arch M at a meeting Saturday nigl Masonic Temple. A social hour followed the monies. o Fines and fees collected b> idge justice of peace office • November totaled $470.17, a ing to Judge W. G. Roche. C amount, all except $1 was c ed in fines.