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MAIN STREET MEDLEY KATHERINE HUPFEL Seen on Main Street, Saturday .. A cold wind was whipping je coats of a bedraggled woman nd three thin children, who trail d in the wake of a farm worker arrying a small child ... A ripple sat on the sidewalk, his at upturned beside him .. . .s they passed, the farm worker uddenly halted his brood .. . Hold on." he commanded, as he ug into his pocket, unearthed a oin and dropped it in the cripple’s at. '‘Brother,’’ he stated; “this s Oklahoma —done give you a uarter.” .. . The woman’s eyes aoked longingly at the coin, but he offered no protest as she fol awed her husband .. . “Poverty s a key that unlocks the hearts of hose who dwell with it ” * * * A group of disappointed house owners on a Main Street corner, were discussing what they thought of the sudden ‘deflation of Coolidge Air Base AND THEY ALSO SHOP WHERE THEY KNOW THE PRICE IS REASONABLE. WE INVITE YOU TO CHOOSE FROM OUR FINE SELECTION OF FRESH FRUITS, VEGETABLES, MEATS AND CANNED GOODS Chapman Grocery fiySp AH Reduced l|| 7/ In Price I V HERE’S YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO GET DE LIGHTFUL CHRISTMAS TOYS AT PRICES FAR BELOW YOUR EXPECTATIONS. COME IN AND SEE FOR YOURSELF WHAT A WONDERFUL VARIETY WE HAVE. DON’T WAIT! Come and Get Them While They Last! And For The Present with A Future BUY WAR BONDS BRUCE MOODY Friday . . . “Just think,” said one; “what a loss it is to the town.” . . . “Loss?” an old timer spoke up. “Nope, ’’tain’t no loss. The town can’t lose nothin' it ain’t never had.” * * * Scenes along a country road leading toward Main Street, Sat urday . . . An Indian on horseback bedecked in red silk shirt and yel low scarf—on his way to town . .. a cloud of dust, as a dilapi dated car filled with Mexicans chugs past .. . further along, a man on foot, followed by a dog . . . returning, a Pima, his fat wife, a baby in her arms, high on a wag on seat, the reins held loosely in the man’s hands, the wagon bed filled with wood . . . stopped at a wayside filling station for gas, a group of negroes laugh and joke, their pockets filled with money from the past week’s cotton pick ing .. . Thus —the moving pano rama of life along a country road that remains one of the last out posts of the old west. * * * A Coolidge matron well known on Main Street for her gen ial disposition and generous figure, was shopping for a slenderizing frock in one of the town’s department stores Friday . . . but nothing could be found to give the desired effect . . . “Well,” she final ly decided, as she regarded herself in .the mirror; “I al ways suspected it, but this proves I’m a gal’ that’s made for bigger things than this town has to offer.” * * * Thoughts, while sitting before an open fire in a home not far from Main Street . . . What a long way we have traveled since man first learned to make fire his ser vant. and his friend . . . From a shivering creature beset by cold and darkness, he has surrounded himself with physical comforts . . . If he had traveled an equal distance along the road of spiritu al insight, the world would be a friendly place to live in, without fear and greed and constant vigi lance to guard one’s rights . . . There would be no more weeping mothers—no sons lying motionless upon a battlefield, no starving children, no politicians, or dicta tors, or war lords .. . Such a world must surely, somewhere, sometime, have been planned or its image could not be pictured so clearly on a mind rfhat drifts in reverie as its owner gazes into an open fire. ♦ * * See you next week, on Main Street adios. o Brownies Plan Christmas Party Fifth grade Brownies met at the home of Mrs. Wm. R. Applegate, Brownie leale" Monday evening, NovemUer 20. Plans were made for a Christman party and work was accomplished on gifts. Th“ meeting closed with games. Those present were Pearl Du gan. Jean Harrold, Elaine Kent. Virginia Letzring, Betty Ann Long, Kathleen McCleery, Bonnye Mc- Farland. Bonnie Patterson, Betty Jo Shaw, Olga Valencia and Jove ta Langford. o • Bill Urton is up and around fol i lowing an attack of influenza. o WELCOME TO THE Church Os Christ ON 3RD <£. WALTON Bible Study each Sunday morn ing, 10:00 o’clock. Preaching and Communion at 11:00 o’clock. Sunday evening preaching at 7:30. Wednesday night service at 7:30. D. L. Harguess, minister. THE COOLIDGE EXAMINER 10 YEARS AGO R. A. Faul, Coolidge manager of the Arizona Turkey Growers, Inc., was in town Wednesday in the interest of the association. He announced that the association will receive live urkeys at their plant on 7th Ave., Phoenix, on De cember 14, 15 afnd 16th. Growers should select only their best tur keys for market, holding the rest of the turkeys until they are in prime condition, he said. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur A. Nutt and little son Ray left Tuesday for their home at Caprock, New Mexico, after a short visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Nutt and sister Jessie. They al so visited their brother John and family at Casa Grande. Wednesday evening Miss Eliza beth Jones entertained some friends at a deligehtful buffet supper and bridge at her home in West Coolidge. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Rose, high, and Mrs. Hooper, low. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Chandler, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sherrill, Mr. and Mrs. R. Langford, Mrs. Mildred Hendry, Misses Esther Scott, Vera Tomlinson, Vivian Hooper and Messrs. John Goree, John Foie man and Harry Culbert. Mrs. S. A. Hanks was hostess to the Wednesday Bridge Club this week at the Butterfield The day was the anniversary of the hostess and remembers the day with acceptable gifts. Re freshments of fruit cocktail, cof fee and cake were served. Those present were Mesdames Chappie. ’Sutter, Burke, Condit, Harris, P. W. Hamilton, Boone, Stringer, Ol ney, Burt, Dawson and Butterfield. Prizes were awarded to Mesdames Olney, Sutter and Stringer. Lettuce crews strike at Eloy comprising crews of four lettuce packing sheds including about 175 men demanding wage increases. The smallest of the four compan ies operating met the demand, but the three large organizations de cided not to do so. One of the three promptly discharged its en tire shed crew and announced it was ready to hire men. The men are demanding 45 cents per hour for trimmers instead of the 35 they have been receiving and 3V6 cents per crate or 70 cents per hour for packers instead of the 3 cent rate they are being paid, and 10 cents per hour increase for all other shed workers. o New Secretary Os Welfare Office Seymour A. Anderson, who has been executive secretary of the Apache county board of social security and welfare, has accepted a similar position with the Pinal county social security and welfare office at Florence. He succeeds Floyd Brown, who left recently for a Red Cross position on the coast. Mr. Anderson is expected to ar rive December 6. He comes from St. Johns. o OVER 80 PRESENT Over 80 teen-age boys and girls were present at the second in a series of teen-age parties at Cool idge Womans Club Friday night. Music for dancing was furnished by Earl McEuen’s public address system while contest games were simultaneously in progress. All teen-age boys and girls are invited to attend a similar party from 8 to 11 o’clock tonight at the Womans Club. Mrs. Bruce Moody was chair man of the refreshment committee, assisted by Mrs.. Max Anderson, Mrs. Kruse Davis and Mrs. C. L. Skousen. Those in charge of entertain ment were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hall, Mrs. C. A. Christensen, Mrs. W. D. Johnson, and Mrs. Charles Reed, permanent chairman of the teen-age program. Mrs. Reed requests that anyone having ping pong sets, checkers, or other games they would like to give the club for use of teen age entertainment, phone her at 147. o To The Editor Coolidge Examiner —The Skrla family had quite a lot to be thank ful for this Thanksgiving Day. I guess it’s found in books the way the family felt when Mommy Skrla expressed the things near est to all our hearts as she thank ed God for all the things we as Americans enjoy in most every-day living alone, from the sun, rain and the good earth which furnish es food for all people. All of us expressed the hope that next Thanksgiving Day all our boys would be carving their turkey at home. Each of us pledg ed himself to get the most out of the day as Alvin, the oldest son, may be inducted the army soon, to help bring the hope for freedom to all people. When goodbyes were said, you could feel the unspoken hope that “I’ll be seeing you Christmas.” The Skrla Family. o IN 1775 FREEDOM WAS BORN NOW 18.75 KEEPS IT ALIVE KENILWORTH P. T. A. A successful box social was held Thursday night by members of Kenilworth Parent-Teacher Asso ciation at Kenilworth school au ditorium where a turkey, cakes and pies played a prominent role during the evening’s program on which S7O was realized for the P. T. A. treasury. Reverend Carl Fritz of Com munity Presbyterian Church was guest speaker. Songs and Christ mas carols by 6th and 7th grade It is more important than ever, in these days of withholding taxes and estimated income tax . declarations, to have exact knowledge of where your dollars go. A checking account will pro vide that knowledge, making it possible for you to keep an accurate, day-by-day record of all expenses. A Valley Bank checking account Is very econom ical. If your monthly balance averages SIOO, there is no service charge; you are allowed 10 free checks a month. Additional checks cost only 4c each. Your checking account will save time, too, be cause it takes only a moment to write and mail ' a check in payment of bills. And your canceled Vs checks are the best legal receipts you can have. Come in and open an account at your first opportunity! VALLEY NATRONAIL BANIT^BrS KEEP BACKING THE ATTACK BUY MORE BONDS - ■ J A-Jjj . *™§§fr /// THEN WAR 1 , And .J n, * Th * n |P I Consider Buying annum 1 Other Presents 101 ** fiinn FAMILY m ' Suggest The FOR HIM FOR HER SPLENDID fr’A'All TABLE CLOTHS ROBES mm* •wt luncheon sets \i robes pajamas .'if DAINTY LINGERIE HANKIES l NECKTIES FOR YOUNGSTERS EVERYTHING IN READY-TO-WEAR THAT WILL PLEASE THEIR EYE AND YOU TOO WHEN YOU DISCOVER HOW ECONOMI CAL AND PRACTICAL SUCH GIFTS REALLY ARE. 'Z~ZS*** 9m JfipUWl W COOUDCE AIUIOHA pupils added to the program. Mrs. D. W. Hall, P. T. A. pres ident, was general chairman of arrangements. o Stewards Hosts Dr. and Mrs. G. B. Steward were hohsts for a quail dinner and evening of cards in their home on Sunday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Bicknell, Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Murray and Mrs. Avis Hobby. FRIDAY DECEMBER 10, 1943 STEPHEN FOSTER A Stephen Foster program and round table discussion was pre sented at a meeting of Coolidge Musician’s Club at the home of Mrs. Earl Hicks Thursday night. The program was based on a chapter from “American Music,’’ the club’s study book for the year. Mrs. Ann Rose was pro gram chairman.. Mrs. J. O. Sherrill and Mrs. George Dempster were hostesses for the evening.