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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.
* • •
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.
* * *
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
• » •
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.
• • *
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.
• • •
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.
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
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
• 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
• T. M. Culver attended the annu
al mid-winter conference of the
American Legion at Phoenix
Tuesday and Wednesday, repre
senting the Coolidge post.
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Coolidge School
Safety Patrol
Has Workout
Twenty-eight boys comprise
patrols. Will patrol cor
ners of Central and Fourth
and highway 87 and Pima
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
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
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.
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
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.

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.
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
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
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. ,
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.
• 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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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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,-
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
In Coolidge, $2,906.81 has been
raised, including pledges.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
• 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.
287,894 Acre Feet of
Water available De
cember 9- 1943, 2,
947 Acre Feet Loss
for Week.
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
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
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
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.
• 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
• Mrs. I. C. Harris is up and
around following a severe attack
of influenza.

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