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Note Ccck AS LONG AS COOLIDGE remains unincorporated, we are going to be faced with civic prob lems of a perplexing nature . . . civic problems which cannot be solved without appeal to the board of supervisors who, by the very nature of their residence in other portions of Pinal county, have no particular interest in the welfare of our town and our citizenry. * • • THE TRAVELING carnival which is camped on Main street presents a case in point. Without having made a canvass of the personnel of this rather doubt ful amusement group it seems to us there are in the neighborhood of 25 persons connected with the show ... 25 persons who live in accompanying trailers and trucks on a vacant lot which provides no sanitary facilities. * * * THESE FOLKS HAVE been around for some time now, and, until the rains came this week, there is a distinct and un pleasant odor arising from the area most obnoxious to noses, which have been accustomed to such smells in other portions of the city. In plain, unadorned words the place STINKS and something ought to be done about it • » • AS FAR AS WE know the only redress must come from the county health board com prised of one member of the board of supervisors, the county physi cian and the county judge. • • * ITINERANT PEiDDLERS who set up business on any con venient corner dispensing ques tionable merchandise at uncon trolled prices are another source of bother to the city which would come under immediate control fol lowing incorporation and most lo ral business men are of the opin ion the time has arrived to do something about it. • • • A FINE EXAMPLE of voluntary cooperation between dealers who dispense packaged li quors and the army is evidenced in Coolidge and Florence where all dealers have agreed to abide by the terms of a liquor control order forbidding the sale of pack aged liquors after 8 p. m. despite a recent ruling declaring the ..or der unconstitutional. Captain A. C. Coykendall who heads the military police and security detachment of the Prisoner of War camp at Flor ence has expressed the apprecia tion of Colonel W. A. Holden, camp commander. o Negroes Arrive To Help Out In Cotton Picking One hundred and forty negroes from Arkansas were detrained here Saturday night to help relieve the shortage of cotton pickers in the valley. They have been located at outlying camps from which they are rtansported to various ranches for picking. Placement is handled through Earl Weaver, U. S. Em ployment Service, Casa Grande. It is reported that 900 negroes were abroad the same train 'Sat urday, enroute to various parts of the state where their servioes are needed.. o War Relocation Speaker At Rotary E. H. Wolter of War Relocation Authority, Rivers, was principal speaker at the Wednesday meet ing of Coolidge Rotary club. He discussed segregation of Japanese and other problems in an interest ing and informative 25-minute talk. • Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Brown of Flagstaff and Miss Danitza Angus of Bisbee arrived Wednesday and will be house guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Taylor for several days. Miss Angus is grand secretary of the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern 'Star, and Mr. Brown is the junior past grand patron. • Mr. and Mrs. .Roy Lockhart of Inspiration and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Martin of Globe returned to their respective homes Wednesday after several days visit with Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Cole. The Lockharts are Mrs. Cole’s parents and Mrs. Martin is Mr. Cole’s sister. • Burning Bush Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons will meet Sat urday evening at Masonic Temple to confer the mark masters and past mark masters degree on two candidates. • T. M. Culver attended the annu al mid-winter conference of the American Legion at Phoenix Tuesday and Wednesday, repre senting the Coolidge post. ■ o BUY U. S. WAR BONIDS (So o It mer VOLUME FOURTEEN Coolidge School Safety Patrol Has Workout Twenty-eight boys comprise patrols. Will patrol cor ners of Central and Fourth and highway 87 and Pima avenue. A step that should mean greater safety for Coolidge school children was taken this week with the es tablishing of a school safety pa trol. First actual workout of the patrol was held Monday noon at Central avenue and Fourth street. Instructing the boys forming the patrols was George Pennwell of the state highway patrol. Assist ing him was Dan Kinser, state highway patrolman. Pennwell impressed the boys with the seriousness of their work and the importance of courtesy toward the public. The patrols were organized at the South grammar school under the direction of A. K. Osborn and under the sponsorship of the Cool idge. Lions club. They are patrol ling the corners of Central and Fourth Avenues and highway 87 and Pima avenue from 8:45-9 a. m. and 11:25-1:05 each day. There are 28 boys chosen to comprise the patrols. Kent McEu en is captain. There are five pa trols with a sergeant in charge of each. Boys chosen were higher ranking students. Those making up the patrols are as follows. Patrol I—Bill1 —Bill Steward, sergeant: Tommie Clark, Tommy Clark, Jer ry McNally and Sam Layn. Patrol 2 —Oscar Bueno, ser geant; G«orge Dempster, Milbem Terry, Wayne Ritchey and Dale Yeager. Patrol S —Bobby Reedy, ser geant; Lee Earl Maulden, Glen Boyce, Raymond Campbell, Tom my Shoemaker. Patrol 4 —Donald Ferguson, ser geant; Allen Thompson, Leslie Dugan, Morris Lee, Melvin Simp kins. Patrol 6 —Relief patrol—Dave Davis, sergeant; John Lewis, Ray Jackßon, Jerry Broking and Billy Davis. Raymond Page and Ed Stovall are alternates. The highway department will see that the crossing lanes are painted and will furnish “stop” and “go” signals. Coolidge Lions club will furnish caps and uniforms. A delegation of Lions members witnessed the workout of the pa trols Monday noon. They were President Clair Kennedy, Earl Hicks, Fred Slater, Joe Irvine, D. 3. Davis and A. K. Osborn. Instruction will be given the pa trols one night a week. o New B-C Coupons Huve Value Os Five Gallons Each Motorists are reminded that all B and C coupons issued since midnight November 30 are worth five gallons each throughout the country, while B and C coupons previously Issued continue to be worth three gallons in the West until used up. The new coupons will be distin guished by the designation B-2 or C-2. Only slight changes in the total monthly gasoline allowed B coupon holders will follow adop tion of the new coupons because fewer of them will be issued. In this state the maximum monthly mileage allowance for B-book hold ers is cut from 480 to 460 miles. The larger unit coupons will save manpower to rationing boards and to bookkeeping departments In the gasoline industry, OPA states. o Plenty Os Action Seen In Games During Noon Hour Peace and quiet are broken dur ing the noon hour each day at Coolidge high school when about 45 boys break loose on the gym floor for a bit of intra-mural bas ketball. There Is plenty of action, little of finesse or technique. But everyone has fun and competition is keen. Six teams have been formed with Harvey Davison, Jimmie Davis, Howard Wuertz, Jackie Havens, Willie *Storie and Martin Wing as captains. Lettennen are not eligible. Time of playing is from 12:20 to 12:60. “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” — Hang Onto Ration Book During Holiday Season On the subject of Christmas preparations, here’s a warning from Pinal county -rationing au thorities. Take special care of ra tion books during holiday buying. Many ration books are lost by women shoppers when they dig into well-filled purses for money or papers and then carelessly leave some of the contents on store counters, Replacing lost ra tion books takes time for proper investigation with the waiting time as long as 60 days. o Charter Night Program Held JBy Boy Scout Troop Coolidge Scout troop 25 held a evening in conjunction with its regular scout meeting. Wm. Ur ton, commander of David Hood post of American Legion, presented the new charter for the scout year ending October 31, 1944. He also presented membership cards to the following troop committee men: Joe Irvine, C. J. Moody and M. L. Talla. A. K. Osborn was presented his scoutmaster’s card. He made a report on the standing of the troop membership. Dave Davis gave a brief report on an overnight camp held at Skousen’s ranch last Sat urday night. Bill Steward re ported on an overnight camp held on the desert two weeks earlier. Plans for the scout activities for the remainder of the year were discussed.. Sew and So Club Earns Money For Third War Bond Members of the Sew and So Club of Coolidge Rebekah' Lodge have recently completed and sold enough quilts to purchase their third SIOO war bond. The group’s next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Eliza beth Spooner on Wednesday after noon, December ISth.when mem bers will make and fill Christmas socks for distribution at the joint Rebekah-Odd Fellow Christmas party. o Sophomores Give Party Friday Night \t High School The Sophomore class of Cool idge high school gave a dance and contest game party in the high school gymnasium Friday night. Old fashioned as well as modern dances formed part of the even ing’s program, which was climaxed by a relay race between four teams. Captains of the teams were Betty Ruth Moody, Mary Ellen Rose, Margie Neighbors and Mack McEuen. The prize was won by McEuen and his team. Those who served on the re freshment committee were Frankie and Velma Abbott, Randall Mc- Kechnie, Russell Goodwin and Frank Maudlin.. Sue Kyser was general chairman of arrangements. Phil Farr and Malcolm Garrison, members of the high school fac ulty, were present. , o— Rebekahs Hold Annual Election Os Officers Friday Mrs. Bernice Nichols was elected noble grand of Coolidge Rebekah Lodge at the organization’s annual election of officers held Friday night in Masonic Tewple. Those who will serve with her are Mrs. Juanita Odom, vice grand; Mrs. Lillian Hodges, secretary; and Mrs. Eva Olson, treasurer. Other offices are by appointment and will be filled when installa tion ceremonies are held. A joint Christmas party will be given by Coolidge Rebekahs and Odd Fellows for children of mem bers on Friday night, December 17, at 8 o’clock in Masonic Temple. The program will be presented by the children, following which Santa Claus will distribute gifts among them.. There will be a Christmas tree and refreshments will be served in the banquet hall. o • Rev. Leslie Ross, who has been ill with influenza for the past two weeks, is still in bed. Young Lee has just recovered and his broth er Mikey is now ill. COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1943 U. S. O. Dance Planned For Saturday Night The first U- S. O. dance in Cool idge will be held 'Saturday night from 8:30 to 11:30 p. m. in the U. S. O. club on Northern Ave. and Main Street. The affair will be informal, according to Miss Mary O’Brien, U. S. O. director. Music will be furnished by a seven piece orchestra from Marana. Junior hostesses are serving on committees for the initial dance, at which all service men are wel come. Senior hostesses and their guests are invited to be present, admission by membership card on ly. Those who will serve on the re ception and program committee are Earveline PAlmer, Boots Cor bitt, Chula Borree and Mary Eve lyn Warnack. Those who will serve on the rereshment commit tee are: Pamelia Nicholson, Ann Hannah, Rose Lee Adkins and Vivian Hohmann. o Coolidge Cagers To Play First Game OnDec. 15 With football a matter of history now, Coolidge high school has turned its attention to basketball. Coach Glenn Wilson states that workouts are well underway, hav ing started November 23, and that he has about 30 boys on the squad, counting first and second teams. It will be a rather full season judging from Coach Wilson’s words as the boys will play about 16 or 18 games. Definitely established are games with Sacaton, Chandler, Casa Grande, Buckeye, Superior and Mesa while efforts are being made to obtain games with Flor ence and other teams to fill out the remainder of the schedule. First game of the season will be against Sacaton, December 15, to be played at Coolidge. Dates for the other games will be set within the next week. As was the case in football, Coach Wilson is rather reticent when it comes to prospects for the season. He has six lettermen back in Jimmy Steele, John Martin, Wayne Elledge, Clint 'Skrla, Kenny Troutt and Mac Ware. Other prospects are Howard Wuertz, Harvey Davison, Mac McEuen, Jack Havens, Willie Storie, Marlin Wing. There will be a state tourna ment again this year after a lapse of one year. It will be held at Phoenix rather than at the Uni versity of Arizona at Tucson be cause the navy has taken over the university for training purposes. The tournament will probably take place the first week in March. Arizona has five districts and three teams are picked from each district with one team at large, making sixteen teams in all. Last Rites Are Held For Pioneer Valley Resident Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon for Mrs. C. A. Brandenberg of Casa Grande, a resident of Casa Grande Valley for 25years. Mrs. Bandenberg, 90 years old, is survived by a son and daughter, James Brandenberg of Casa Gran de, a former Coolidge resident, and Mrs.. Annie Forebach ,of Casa Grande, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Tad Lynch and W. B. Newcomb, both of Coolidge, are awong the grand children who attended her last rities. Mrs. Newcomb and Mr. Lynch were also present. Internment was in Mountain View Cemetery, Casa Grande. o Fiscel To Remain As Engineer For County Os Pinal Louis Fiscel, Pinal county engi neer, has declined acceptance of the city engineer position offered him in Tucson, saying he prefers to remain in Florence and contin ue as engineer for the county. These were Fiscel’s words Wed nesday night while attending a Chamber of Commerce meeting in Coolidge. “I believe the Valley has a great future,” he said. “I have started plans pertaining to future road work and I prefer to remain here.” Large Number Os Men Report For Armed Induction Reporting in Florence, December 10 for induction are the following men from Pinal county: Loreto Ybarro, Elizardo B. Cor iz, Edmund Johns, Alex Amalia Aroz, Juan L. Gomez, Elmo Arel lano, John Ulrich, Ajgel A. Mor eno, Fred Leland Zinn, Jim By num, Joe Everidge Kelleam, Ira S. Cunningham, Warren Green Simp son, Smith M. Robinson, Mike S. Aguirre, William Lee Ritchey, Jesus P. Ramirez, Jr., Oscar S. Santa Maria, Manuel D. Guzman, Bennie C. Benton, Henry F. Man jarres, Jack Gentry, Minor Orr 'Simms, Amador B. Franco. Ervin S. Jones. Martin Reginaldo Y. Gonzales, Roland Murphy, Bar ney B. Dunn, Rober D. Ballestro, Bruce H. Brendon, Wadeeh F. Karam, William N. Johnston, Frank Leflore, Clare Walten Cox, Oloyd Elgin Poindexter, Elmer Jose, Benjamin Baca, John L. Bower, John R. Daniel, Joe H. Ber ry, Juan B. Gallegos, Elmer Clax ton Prock, Jimmie Ferris Ganem, Manuel Lopez, Jack B. Savage, Jr., Kenneth L. Chesley. To report in Casa Grande for induction, December 10: Herman Dewey Johnson, Albert Aron Urquhart, Stoy Joseph Pow ell, Price David Allen, Noble Hel ton Hughes, Leroy Whitaker, Blaine Antone, Ygnacio Figueroa Manjarres, Arturo Perez Casillos, Joe Terry, Fred Joseph, Jack E. Wallace, Roy Edward Chambers, Grady Edward Skelly. Reporting for induction Decem ber 3 were: Floyd Melbourne Slusher, Than (Continued on Page 6) Based On Pledges, County Meets Its War Fund Quota Based on pledges, Pinal county has met its quota in the United War Fund campaign, according to Paul Loucks, county chairman. Approximately $14,840 has been turned in thus far. Outstanding are pledges of SI,OOO, which will meet the required quota of $16,- 800. The county was asked to raise only $14,400, an additional 10 per cent being levied in order to meet expenses of the campaign and to meet any shortages that might oc cur. In Coolidge, $2,906.81 has been raised, including pledges. o Funeral Services Held Sunday For Mrs. Lester Clark Funeral services were held tot Mrs. Lester Clark, 37, from Cole and Maud Chapel on Sunday at 3 p. m. Rev. J. N. Campbell of the Baptist church officiated. Mrs. Clark was born January Bth, 1906 and died at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, December 2nd. She had been a resident of Cool, idge for 9 years. Survivors are her husband, Les ter Clark, and mother, Mrs. J. I. Reece, both of Coolidge, three brothers, Wilburn Reece of Ore gon; Earl and Joe Reece of Cali fornia, and a half brother, Jim P. Mitchell of Oklahoma. Joe Reece was present for the last rites, but due to traveling conditions, the others could not attend. Interment was in Valley Memor ial Park. Pall bearers were E. D. Chand ler, Clarence Cooper, Pete Chim its, George Dell, Joe Schell and Martin Talla. o Farm Bureau To Hear Talk On Draft Deferment Colonel H. L. Duffy from the state selective service board, Phoe nix, will address members of Cool idge-Florence Farm Bureau at a meeting Tuesday night, December 14th, at 8 o’clock in Community Presbyterian church. The colonel will speak on draft deferment for agricultural workers and answer questions at the conclusion of his talk. The program promises to be of unusual interest, according to A. L. Bartlett, Farm Bureau presi dent, who extends an invitation to all who are interested to at tend. Chamber-Commerce Slates Election Os Officers Dec. 14 Chamber of Commerce members are reminded this week by J. J. Jones, secretary, that election of officers will be held for the en suing year at the organization’s annual meeting Tuesday night, December 14, at 8 p. m. in Cool idge justice of the peace office on Harding Ave. Although selections and recom mendations for incoming officers have been tnade by the nominat ing committee, nominations from the floor are expected and all mem bers are urged to be present. o Coolidge Lions Fete Football Players Tonight Coolidge Lions club passed up its regular Wednesday night sup per meeting this week In order to give its annual dinner tonight to members of the high school foot ball squad. Featured speaker will be Mike Casteel, football coach at Univer sity of Arizona in Tucson. He will also show slides of football plays. It will be a rather impressive group of boys that sits down with Lions club members. A group that has won eight games this year and is undefeated. The team actually has a string of ten straight winß to its credit, having two from 1942. A Superior tie last year broke what would oth erwise have been 13 victories. Coolidge is one of four undefeat ed teams in the state this season, the others being Tucson, Glendale and Thatcher. For the first time Coolidge de feated Florence, Casa Grande and Superior during the same season. They scored 153 points against 18 points for their opponents. Dur ing the entire season the Bears netted 270 points against 37 for the teams they met. In four years, Coolidge has won 28 games, lost four and tied one. Os the four lost, two were to Glendale, one to Superior and one to Casa Grande. o Business of Post Office Increases Over Past Year Like everything else, the busi ness of Coolidge post office has seen a remarkable increase during the past year. Take the matter of stamp sales for instance. Postmaster J. B. Boone states that stamp sales have shown an increase of $2,002.43 for October and November of this year over the same two months of 1942. Sales were as follows: • 1942 1943 October $1153.14 $1883.16 November $1955.18 $3227.59 Total $3108.32 $5110.75 Sending of air mail has nearly tripled, according to Postmaster Boone. Many more money orders are also being sent. ■ o- Sbelton Smiths’ Infant Daughter Taken By Death Funeral services were held Mon day from Cole and Maud Chapel for Carolyn Sue Smith, infant daughter of Pvt. and Mrs. Shel ton T ’Smith She was born No vember 27th and died December Ist at Casa Grande Hospital. Rev. erend W. F. Schell of the Pente costal Church of God officiated at the last rites. Interment was in Valley Memor ial Park. Survivors are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W- Smith of Coolidge. o • Mrs. R. J. Jones returned Tues day from the east, where she at tended a convention of the Gen eral Grand Chapter of the Order of the Easter Star, as associate wor thy matron of the Grand Chapter of Arizona. Mrs. Jones stopped over on the return trip at Topeka, Kan sas, to spend Thanksgiving with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wierenga and also visited her brother and sister in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Wiggs, at Nevada, Missouri. She was gone a month. • Mr. and Mrs. Carl McFarland returned Thursday from a short business trip to Chicago. COOLIDGE DAM 287,894 Acre Feet of Water available De cember 9- 1943, 2, 947 Acre Feet Loss for Week. NUMBER 40 Plan Post-War Works Program Now, Is Urged Coolidge, Florence, Casa Grande men hear state highway engineer size need of starting def inite work program tcj absorb men back frosr service and people now in defense industries. Consideration of a practical community works program to “cushion the effect of post-waii unemployment” was urged by Ber-j nard Touhy, state highway engi neer, at a meeting Tuesday nigkn in Coolidge. The meeting was at tended by Coolidge, Florence and! Casa Grande men, as well as repj resentatives of the state highway department. Such a program, Touhy said, is urgently needed to absorb thej men in service who will be return ing and seeking work and large! numbers of people in defense in dustries who will be out of work when the war is over. "Don’t let hisiory repeat itself,’] warned Touhy, speaking of the un-i employment problem. “Let’s get going now on a definite program of work that will take care of those people who will otherwise be unemployed.” Present at the meeting, in addi-j tion to Touhy, were Dr. R. v. Campbell, president of Coolidge Chamber of Commerce; J. J. Jones, Chamber of Commerce sec-t retary; Ben Arnold, Louis Fiscel, county engineer; Carl McFarland, Robert Denton, county supervisor from Casa Grande; Howard Gosa, H. O. Pace, state highway com mission, Casa Grande; P. M. Brad bury, resident location engineer, state highway department. Practically all states are setting up some sort of works program and are giving careful and intelli gent attention to the post-war per iod, Touhy said. The federal gov ernment is likewise considering steps to be taken to prevent a re occurrence of the unemployment problem experienced after the last war. It was pointed out by Mc- Farland that the California legis lature has appropriated seven mill ion dollars for post-war planning. One of the programs command ing most attention at present, both from a state and federal viewpoint, is that of roads and highways. Federal grants for road work are already being sought in many in stances and with some sort of state-federal road plan going into effect, the highway construction program will be considerably ex panded, especially with regard to farm-to-market and town roads. "The state is in the picture,” said Touhy, “only because it rep resents an agency that can help communities get started and be cause it can aid in supplying en gineering talent which is practi cally impossible to secure.” General community planning boards have been established else where in the state for the pur pose of investigating projects with an eye to whether or not they are! practical and desirable. Unrea sonable projects will be weeded out. At Touhy’s suggestion, Campbell named three men —Ar- nold, McFarland and Jones —to form a planning committee for Coolidge. The committee will fill out an ap plication setting forth Coolidge’s greatest project need. This appli cation will be submitted to the state highway department, which acts as state planning board. As stated by Jones, Coolidge most needs an adequate sewerage system. Preliminary work for such a project has already taken place, the sewerage district hav ing been surveyed and mapped by engineers and application filed with the Works Project Adminis tration. At present, the applica tion is being held, pending approv al of state health department and military authorities. o • Mrs. Charles Tantlinger of Bothel, Washington, arrived Mon day and is a guest at the ranch home of Mrs. A1 Christensen, where she will visit for several days. The Tantlingers, former Coolidge residents, now own and operate a fish hatchery, in Wash ington. • Mrs. I. C. Harris is up and around following a severe attack of influenza.