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255,000 —QUOTA 225,000 111 fc| 200,000 175,000- ■ H 150,000 125,000 II ■ 100,000 75,000 |H ■ 50,000 26,000 ■■ I M 0 • Each week Coolidge’s total to date on the Fifth War Loan Campaign will be shown on this thermometer. The quota to be reached is $255,000 which is cash and not face value to be raised. Coolldge has gone over the top in previous drives, and although this is the largest amount allocated, it is expected at the conclusion of the drive to see a figure posted well above the $255,000 mark on the thermometer. Wounded In Invasion Hr HHHS SGT. JOSHUA F. MOSER Sgt. Joshua F. Moser writes from a hospital in England to let his brother and sisters know that he is "still kicking around” after having been in France and "got himself a few Germans.” He was returned from the invasion area because he was slightly wounded, Moser says. He is receiving splen did treatment in the hospital and as soon as he is released, he will be ready to go back and get some more Germans, Moser says. His sisters are Mrs. John Freeland, Mrs. Oscar Schuritz and his broth er, H. M. Moser. Hayden Urges City Planning For Post War Senator Carl Hayden has urged cities and other political sub divisions in Arizona to be pre pared for the end of the war with adequate post-war planning programs. Senator Hayden is a member of the Senate Special Committee on Post War Economic Policy and Planning. He desires to see that Arizona is properly cared for in the final program now being per fected by that committee. In urging the final compilation of data for planned public works in Arizona, Senator Hayden warned of the probability that the primary post war period may find private industry not entirely prepared to assimilate the thousands of re turning war veterans. “In Arizona we must be ready with jobs for them. Arizona towns and cities and counties must be prepared with exact data on what is needed in the way of public im provements. Procrastination at this time is a disservice to those who are fighting for us,” said the senator. Senator Hayden said that much of his committee’s work was con cerned with the opportunities offer ed private industry in the develop ment of the western states. He expressed a belief the future would find Arizona an industrial center for the fabrication of minerals, timber, fiber and leather. (£oolrfrfliSMl^(ifetamiricr VOLUME FIFTEEN —■ — jf ( sisl mmSk^. "Let He Tell You What Happened To Me! “American soldiers, with the grim humor that the brutes of aggression never understand, call it ‘D’ Ward. ‘lt may be just a row of men lying in the shade of a wrecked wall dur ing the height of battle when there are never enough stretchers for even those who have a chance. “It may be a tent in a field hospi tal where lie the cases for which am bulance space would be wasted. “ ‘D* Ward is a place for those men who are going to die. “I laid in ‘D’ Ward for pain-rack ed hours today, before death brought surcease from pain. I am now under a white cross in a field of white crosses and plain markers. Those markers are all that remain visible of the men who have paid the supreme price for your freedom. “For you, so that you can go home tonight and sit on your porch and perhaps enjoy a long cool drink. So you can sleep with only the friendly sound of American planes or the Bank Declares 25 Cent Dividend PHOENIX (Special) Directors of the Valley National Bank, meet ing in the home office here on July 1, declared the regular semi annual dividend of twenty-five cents per share on its common stock, and heard a report by Wal ter R. Bimson, president, that dis closed a prosperous business con dition for the institution. The total dividend voted by the directors amounted to SIOO,OOO. Mr. Bimson reported that the bank’s net earnings for the first half of 1944, after setting up adequate tax reserves, were $329,265.81. He said the bank’s deposits, now totaling $128,689,547.86, had increased more than $11,000,000 since January 1. During the same period, loans in creased $1,650,000 to a total of $31,865,194. Reflecting the recent stock div idend and sale of common stock, Mr. Bimson stated the bank’s cap ital fund is now $5,171,362.36 an “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” increase of $1,918,765.81 since Jan- 1 uary 1. ] The directors also approved three 1 promotions at their meeting. Wil- < liam J. Asher, acting manager of j the bank’s office in Mesa, was ] named manager, and Leonard Sex- i ton was promoted to assistant manager of the same office. C'. B. Cunningham was appointed assist ant manager of the bank’s King man office. 0 Coolidge Lions More Than Double War Bond Quota Coolidge Lions have gone over ; the top of their War Bond quota' set at $4,000 by a purchase of $6,000 C ; above the required amount, mak ! ing a total of SIO,OOO to their cre , dit, according to announcement at . a meeting of club members in the • Methodist church basement Wed nesday night. Pfc. Dan Wallace, home from , many months active duty in the ■ South Pacific, was a guest. Pfc. l Wallace declined to make a talk COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1944 hum of automobiles to mark periods of awareness in the night. “Not alone we who die, but all the fighting men on every battlefield are paying a price in hunger and ex posure and ill health and suffering for your freedom. You are of the same blood and character and heri tage as we who lie under the symbol of death and of those who hobble back from the inferno known as war. “You, too, are capable of making any sacrifice, even life itself, if you are confronted with a crisis that touches you deeply or confronts you plainly. "You Are Facing A Crisis Right Now! “The invasion bond drive must be subscribed in record time. In this most vital summer in the world’s history, it must be subscribed rapid ly to show the fighting men that those at home are behind them to the utmost limit of their resources. “It must be subscribed to make fewer the number of American graves-markers that will dot the world when peace comes.” but answered questions put to him by club members, which proved to be both an interesting and enlight ening part of the program, accord ing to those present. George Gross miller, Florence Lion, was also a guest. 0 Schewel Receives Silver Wings At MARFS Air Base Warren Rudolph Schewel, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Schewel, Florence received his silver wings Thursday when he graduated as a Second Lieutenant from Marfa Army Air Field, Marfa, Texas, an advanced two-engine pilot school of the AAF 'Training Command, it was an nounced by Col. A. J. Kerwin Ma lone, commanding officer. The new pilot, a former resident of Florence, completed a course of training in twin-engine aircraft. He was assigned here from Cal-Aero Academy, Ontario, California. He is a former student of Florence Union High School, and Phoenix Jr. College. Arizona Over The Top In June WAVE Enlistment Arizona definitely, went over the top in the enlistment of WAVES during the month of June according to Lieut. R. B. Trick, officer in charge of Navy Recruiting in Ari zona. It was the best month in WAVE procurement in the history of the Arizona Recruiting District. Thirty-eight women of Arizona gave proof of their patriotism by donning the Navy blue. The current WAVE recruiting party headed by'Ensign Eleanor Benfer assisted in enlisting fifteen applicants the last week in June. Miss Benfer’s present tour will end on Saturday, July 8 and she will be available at the WAVE re cruiting office for this area at 103 U. S. Court House Bldg., Phoenix to give information and interviews to any qualified women. The bas ic requirements for enlistment re main the same, age 20 to 36, two year high school minimum—no de pendents under 18. Coolidge War Bond Sales Still Behind Quota As Drive End Nears sth war bond sales total $235,525 with but two fays to go . . . Chairman urges every person to buy at least one more bond toward community goal of $255,000. With Coolidge lacking nearly $20,000 of its sth War Bond quota every individual living in Coolidge who has so far failed to buy at least one bond and those persons who can, by just a little sacrifice, buy another one is urged to make the purchase before final date of the bond drive, July Bth. Late yesterday total sales in Coolidge amounted to $235,525 or $19,475 below the community goal of $255,000. “Coolidge has never failed her country,” Melvin Grossmiller, Cool idge bond chairman declared today, Home On Leave m mm lEfQn " ■ * •’ I'm .- i'-Viyi-jMjT. '* V . LT. VIRGIL W. CHANDLER Lt. Virgil W. Chandler, U.S.N.R., former Pinal county attorney and Coolidge lawyer, is here on short leave to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Chandler, after serving nearly 16 months in the South Pa cific... His wife, who went to San Francisco to meet him, was ill with influenza and could not accompany him home for the short time he will be here. Lt. Chandler is re turning to the coast this week to spend the remainder of his leave. Elbert D. Cude Receives Air Medal Citation For Courage Technical Sergeant Elbert D. Cude, Coolidge, Arizona, a radio operator on a B-17 Flying Fortress has been awarded the Air Medal for “meritorious achievement” on bombing attacks over continental Europe, according to word receiv ed from AAF headquartters this week. The citation accompanying the award read in part: “The courage, coolness and skill displayed by this enlisted man upon these occasions reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the Unit ed States.” T-Sgt. Cude, son of Mrs. Ona Cude, was graduated from Coolidge High School in 1940. He received his training at Las Vegas, Nevada and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 0 Paper Collection Slated Residential District Tomorrow Scrap paper will be collected in the residential district north of Central Avenue and East of Arizo na Boulevard on Saturday, accord ing to Glenn Wilson, chairman of the drive. If Coolidge citizens realized that scrap paper is still a vital war nec essity, Mr. Wilson said, he be lieved there would be no difficulty in collecting approximately 9 or 10 tons per month. “This sounds like a lot for Coolidge,” he said; “but figuring around 7 pounds of scrap paper per household each month, with a population of around 3,000, it isn't too much.” At present a bout two and one half tons of scrap paper is being collected monthly in Coolidge. o • Guests at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Claude Jackson over last weekend were Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Robbins and two children, enroute from San Antonio, Texas, to San Francisco, California, to enter de fense work. 0 • P. W. Hamilton, Blythe, Calif ornia, is spending a few days in Coolidge on business. COOLIDGE DAM 165,194 Acre Feet of Water available July 7, 1944; 10,631 Acre Feet Loss for Week. NUMBER 18 “and those individualy in Qoolidge who have worked so tirelessly to make this sth war bond drive a success join with me in urging every person to dig just a little deeper, strain just a bit harder and buy that extra war bond be fore our drive officially closes to morrow night.” “The great . . . immediate dang er ... on the home-front is the spread of the idea that, because of our initial success in France and our successes in the South Pacific, the war is about over,” said Walter R. Bimson, State Chairman, War Finance Commit tee, today. “The continued spread of this idea can do our cause as much damage as the loss of a bat tle. It can slacken our work at home both in the production of vital war equipment and in divert ing money from war use . . . and from the building up of a vast re serve of purchasing power for post-war years. To spread this idea is to do just what Hilter and Tojo would want us to do . . . when the armed net of our might is closing so grimly around them. The naturally optimistic American spirit is buoyed up be cause we are on the Road to Victory . . . BUT DO NOT LET OUR EMOTIONS RUN AWAY WITH US. The Road to Victory is a LONG road. Beyond Europe is Asia . . . with seven million ruth less Japanese soldiers and a still large fleet to liquidate. The Road to Victory is a LONG road,” con tinued Bimson, “and we all must redouble our efforts in the same spirit with which our fighting forces are continuing their relent less attacks in ever-mounting fury after each gain they make. Let us . . . each one individually . . . take it as our duty to see that there is no SLACKENING in any form on our home front. The firmer we keep our home-front . . . the shorter that long road to victory will become. The part that each of us should play this week to keep firm the home-front ... is to make sure that, by Saturday night . . . EVERY IDLE DOLLAR is in the uniform of War Bonds When the Invasion Bond Drive ends on Saturday night ... let it end with the honest knowledge that every dollar you could spare has gone to make this drive a success . . . and to keetf firm the American home-front.” 0 School Library To Be Open For Summer ’ The elementary school library. South Grammar School, will be open Wednesday of each week from 9 a. m. to 12 noon throughout the summer, according to announce ment of those in charge. Each child will be allowed two books' a week. If kept longer than a week there will be a fine. Twice Wounded | Up" mmfJf' W msxmiw ? mL . M: > JML . : * PFC DAN WALLACE Pfc. Dan Wallace is home on furlough to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Wallace, after serv ing for many months in the Medi teranian area. He was twice wound ed, first in action in the North African theater of operations and later on the Anzio Beachhead, where he stepped on a mine. He has recently been released from a military hospital. Dan has lived in Coolidge since he was a small boy and has two brothers in the service, Sgt. Raymond, and Lt. Charles Wallace, both overseas.