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255,000 H QUOTA
■ 250,000
225,000 H
m 200,000
175,000—• B
B 150,000
125,000 fl
B 100,000
75,000 B
fl 50,000
25,000 E:

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. Coolidge 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.
Arizona Supreme
Court Confirms
Board's Decision
Ouster of County Treasurer
Griffin by Pinal County
Board of Supervisors up
held by state’s highest
The Supreme Court of Arizona
handed down a final decision Fri
day in upholding the Pinal County
Board of Supervisors in the
appeal of Mrs. Ethel Griffin
from an order made by the Board
of Supervisors of Pinal County on
January 5, 1943, suspending Mrs.
Griffin from the office of county
treasurer of Pinal County pending
an adjudication of charges made
against her. At the time of the
making of the order of suspension
the Board of Supervisors was com
posed of J. W. Spray, chairman,
Robert Denton and Enis Thurman,
The action of the Board of Su
pervisors grew* out of the conduct
of Mrs. Griffin in accepting three
checks dated October 31, 1542, in
the amount of $4,288.09, in payment
of taxes, although such checks had
not been paid or presented for pay
ment as late as December 31, 1942,
when her account was discovered
short. The order of the board was
also based upon the failure of Mrs.
Griffin to furnish a bond and file
the oath qf office for her second
term as treasurer, to which she
was elected at the November elec
tion of 1942, within the time re
quired by Arizona statute for filing
bond and oath of office.
Soon after her suspension Mrs.
Griffin brought suit in the Pinal
County Superior Court against the
members of the Pinal County Board
of Supervisors contending that the
action of the supervisors in sus
pending her from office was un
lawful. From a ruling by the Su
perior Court upholding the action
of the supervisors, Mrs. Griffin ap
pealed to the Arizona Supreme
The decision of the Arizona Su
preme Court vindicated the suspen
sion made by the supervisors and
held that the board did not exceed
the jurisdiction vested in it by the
Arizona statute regarding suspen
sion of public officials and that its
order suspending Mrs. Griffin from
office was in conformity with pow
ers conferred upon boards of su
pervisors by Arizona law.
The members of the Pinal County
Board of Supervisors were repre-!
sented in the action before the
Pinal County Superior Court by for
mer County Attorney Ronald J.
Ellis and F. Preston Suit, deputy
county attorney. Tom Fulbright,
present Pinal County attorney, and
Chas. H. Reed, special attorney for
the Board of Supervisors, argued
the case on behalf of the Board of
Supervisors before he Arizona Su
preme Court. Lewkowitz and Wein
and Jacob Morgan of Phoenix rep
resented Mrs. Griffin in the litiga
Coolidge examiner.
Candidates For Congress, State, County
And Local Precincts To Be Nominated
Tuesday, July 18th, the primary elections for both Demo
cratic and Republican Offices will be held throughout
the state. Here are the candidates on local ballots.
Citizens living in Coolidge will
vote for the following candidates
on primary election day, Tuesday,
July 18th.
Democratic party: For U. S. Sen
ator the choice will be among Joe
Conway, Carl Hayden, or Hender
son Stockton. Two of the follow
ing are to be selected as the Dem
ocratic nominees for Arizona rep
resentatives in Congress: Richard
F. Harless, John R. Murdock, and
William Petersen. For judge of
Prisoner Os Germans
aE i. jTT jggre' ,
T/Sgt. Louie Kenneth Baker,
reoently reported missing in ac
tion, is now known to be wound
ed and a prisoner of the Ger
mans, according to word received
Saturday from the Red Cross by
his father, James L. Baker, fore
man of the H. L. Holland ranch. ‘
Sgt. Baker, 22, was born in No
vice, Texas, and has made his !
home in Coolidge district since
1929. He is a graduate of CUHS
class of ’42 and entered the
service in January of the follow
ing year. Shortly before His cap
ture, Baker was awarded the Air
Medal and two oak leaf clusters
for outstanding bravery beyond
the line of duty.
Red Cross Sewing
Room Closes For
Summer Months
Coolidge Red Cross sewing room
in South Grammar School will be
closed during July and August, ac
cording to announcement of Mrs.
J. J. Jones, Coolidge production
chairman. This has been decided
upon, Mrs. Jones said, since there
is no cooling system in the sewing
room and a greater amount of work
can be produced by smaller groups
or individuals in their homes. Any
one wishing to do such work is
requested to contact Mrs. Jones.
The sewing room has nothing to
do with the Red Cross surgical
dressing room where work is car
ried on in an air-cooled room at
Coolidge high school. This latter
work is vitally important at pres
ent and it is hoped that all who
can will contribute their time to
ward rolling bandages at present,
Mrs. Jones said.
The sewing room will again be
open on Thursday, September 7,
at 9 o’clock in the morning.
Langford Replaces
Mrs. Ware, Chairman
Coolidge Red Cross
Sam Langford will replace Mrs.
M. M. Ware as chairman of Cool
idge branch of the American Red
Cross, until fall, when appointment
of a permanent chairman will be
made. Mrs. Ware has resigned due
to added demand on her time since
taking over the duties of chief
clerk of Coolidge rationing board.
Mrs. W. R. Elliott is home serv
ice chairman of Coolidge Red Cross
branch, and those with home serv
ice problems are requested to con
tact her concerning these matters.
Mrs. Rosa Jeeter recently com
pleted a patch-work quilt which
she donated to the Red Cross. Pro
ceeds from its sale amounted to
$25. The quilt went to Woodman
• J. D. Smith left Saturday for
Hugo, Oklahoma, where he will
spend two w’eeks visiting his moth
er and his sister and her family.
the Supreme Court, Arthur T. La-
Prade or A. G. McAlister.
For governor, William Coxon or
'Sidney P. Osborn. For secretary
of state, Dan E. Garvey or James
H. Kerby. For attorney general
the choice will be one of the fol
lowing: Earl Anderson. E. P. Cline,
John L. Sullivan, or Fred O. Wll
For state treasurer, William T.
Brooks or John M. Scott. For state
auditor, Ana Frohmiller. For su
perintendent of public instruction,
E. D. Ring. For state mine inspec
tor the voters have their choice
among Roy V. Hersey, Howard Mc-
Kinney, or Clifford J. Murdock.
For corporation commissioner,
Mit Sims or Wilson T. Wright. For
state tax commissioner, Thad M.
Moore or Warren Peterson.
For state representative, District
No. 1, A. W. Rugg. For county
sheriff, A. W. Sizemore or James
Herron, Jr. For county super
visor, District No. 3, Robert Den
ton. For county treasurer, E. L.
Green. For county recorder, Esta
L. Bayless. For county attorney,
Tom Fulbright. For county asses
sor, Lynn Earley. For county su
perintendent of schools, John J.
Nominations for precinct offices
in the Democratic party are: Jus
tice of the peace, justice precinct
No. 8, William G. Roche. For con
stable, justice precinct No. 8,
James Monroe Moore or E. E.
The Republican party has only
one man up for nomination on the
county ticket, Peter D. Overfield
for county supervisor, District
No. 3.
Edgar Perham
Installed Noble
Grand, Odd Fellows
Edgar Perham was installed
noble grand of Coolidge Odd Fel
lows Lodge for the ensuing term
ending December 31, 1944, at cere
monies held Tuesday night in Ma
sonic Temple. District Deputy A.
A. Sowell and staff acted as install
ing officers.
Those who assumed office with
the noble grand are: Park Woods,
vice grand: George Soneff, record
ing secretary; W. W. Kemper, fi
nancial secretary; Biggs McWher
ter, treasurer; R. C. Morris,
warden; F. J. Johnston, conductor;
Cecil Shields, right supporter of
the noble grand; Jack Cunning
ham, left supporter of the noble
grand; Earl Morris, chaplain; V. O.
Elkins, outside guardian; Bob Dos
sey, inside guardian; H. Notting
ham, right supporter of the vice
grand; D. Parks, left supporter of
the vice grand; Forest Ford, right
scene supporter, and Bob Cunning
ham, left scene supporter.
Following installation ceremonies
refreshments were served. Next
Tuesday the lodge will confer the
first degree on one candidate.
Battle Weary Americans '
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Army Signal Corps Photo
These tired American infantrymen pause for a rest In the milk house of a French farm from which they
have only recently chased out Nazi snipers. One man is taking a drink from his canteen and another is lying
under an old comforter he has salvaged from someplace. Are you supporting the Invasion with the purchase
of War Bonds? - "" "" , Exom U* S. Ttsuur*
Pfc. Masashi Araki
Killed In Action
On Italian Front
Pfc. Masashi Araki, former resi
dent of the Japanese Relocation
camp at Rivers, was killed in ac
tion on the Italian front June 2,
according to notification received
from the War Department by his
father, Cheemen Araki, at Rivers.
Araki, w’ho was a volunteer, left
Rivers May 24, 1943, for Camp
Shelby, Mississippi, where he re
ceived his training. He was with
the 442nd Infantry, composed en
tirely of Americans of Japanese an
Before the Arakis were evacuat
ed from the West Coast, they lived
at Selma, California. Masashi, who
was a football star, graduated from
'Selma High School in 1941. His
parents, sisters and brothers are
all in Rivers at the present time.
But his brother, Tadashi, has
passed his physical examination for
service in the United States Army
and reported to Phoenix, July 6,
for induction.
Young Marine
Is On His Way
Home To Stay
The long silence through which
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Nowlin, Flor
ence, awaited news of their son,
Pfc. Roy Nowlin, 19, U. S. Marine
Corps, was broken at last by a let
ter from the South Pacific written
by a “Gray Lady.” Their son was
wounded, she wrote, while fighting
on an (unnamed) island in the
South Pacific. He got a piece of
steel in his leg, which had to be
amputated above the knee. He was
in an overseas hospital, receivng
the best of care, and would write
his mother as soon as he was able.
That letter, and one from their
son, reached the Nowlins at almost
the same time. . >
In his letter Pfc. Nowlin strove
to lighten the sorrow' of his family
and to assure them that he himself
looked toward the future with cour
age. He is being sent back to the
United States where it is believed
his convalescence will be more
Mrs. L. J. Arnold, Nowlin’s sis
ter, has made her home in Coolidge
for the past four years. Nowlin
was living with the Aronld family
and working at Boswell gin when
he was called to service in Novem
ber of 1943.
The Nowiins came to Florence in
1939 from Russellville, Arkansas,
where Roy and his twin brother,
Troy, were born February 6, 1925.
The boys attended Florence schools
and worked at Morehouse dairy be
fore Roy came to Coolidge to work
for Boswell gin.
• Mrs. J. W. Beauchamp, nee Della
y Lou .Ware, arrived Friday from
Alamogordo, New Mexico, to visit
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
Ware, and Captain Beauchamp’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Beau
champ, Sr.
• Bernard Aros, Jr., returned Fri
da from a w r eek’s visit in Prescott
with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Abbott
and family who are spending the
summer there.
Primary Election
Slated Here On
Tuesday, July 18
The primary election is slated
Tuesday, July 18th, when the
polls for Coolidge voters will be
open from 6 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Voting places this year will be
at Coolidge high school and
North Elementary School. Voters
of North Coolidge precinct num
ber 11, who have cast their votes
in previous years at Coolidge
Justice of the Peace office, will
vote at the North School on
Tuesday. There will be no votes
cast at the Justice of the Peace
office this year.
Coolidge voting precincts are
divided by Coolidge Avenue, all
voters who reside north of Cool
idge Avenue are in precinct
number 11, all who reside south
of Coolidge Avenue, are in pre
cinct number 15 and will cast
their votes at the high school.
Attention of the voters on ru
ral routes is called to the fact
that the sun is high overhead at
6 p. m. and many may find the
polls closed if they delay their
trips to town.
Those in charge of north Cool
idge precinct number 11 will be:
G. F. Frazier, inspector; Della
Troutt, judge; A. Y. Tiffany,
judge; Lorean Mayfield, clerk;
Marie E. Murr, clerk, and Jake
Chesley, marshal. Voting place,
North School.
Those in charge of south Cool
idge precinct number 15 will be:
C. K. Kennedy, inspector; Lula
F. Short, judge; Dora Wells,
judge; Lucille M. Slater, clerk;
Beulah B. Dell, clerk, and
George Nowlin, marshall. Vot
ing place, high school gymna
Major Wilkins
Addresses Lions
Club Wednesday
“Origin of the Air Transport
Command" was the subject of a
talk by Major C. H. Wilkins, com
manding officer Coolidge Airfield,
at a meeting of Coolidge Lions
Club Wednesday night. A question
period followed which proved of
It was announced that the Lions
Club share in the War Bond Drive
finally totaled $15,000. The origi
nal goal of the club was $4,000.
J. B. Denniston will speak next
week, telling club members about
recent developments In the field
of telephone and television.
• Mrs. A. M. Clark and Mrs. Her
bert Hanna made a business trip
to Phoenix Tuesday. While there
they were luncheon guests of Mrs.
A. W. Spangehl. Mrs. V. W. Ha
vens, Phoenix, was also a luncheon
guest. Mrs. Spangehl and Mrs.
Havens are former Coolidge resi
• Mr. and Mrs. George Dell were
hosts this week to members of the
Tuesday Evening Bridge Club.
High scores were won by Mrs. N.
G. Murray and Mr. Dell. Guests
were Mrs. J. M. Hines and Mrs.
Earl Smith.
Coolidge Beats Quota of $250,000
In War Bond Drive By Margin of $6,648
Grand total in excess of quota, due to corporation and
business allocations. Sales to individuals, although one
of highest records in state, is still behind 100%. More
E Bond purchases urged this month.
Coolidge beat its quota in the
vital Fifth War Loan Drive by
$6,648.45 as of the final day of the
drive last Saturday. The grand
total of actual cash put into the
uniform of War Bonds by citizens
and business firms of Coolidge was
$261,648.45 as the drive ended. Os
this $156,399.70 was subscribed by
individuals against a quota of $160,-
000 for individual sales. Sales to
corporations and allocation by busi
ness firms exceeded their quotas
so that the total quota for Coolidge
was more than met.
“Although our sales to indivi
duals are a great deal higher than
the state average and Coolidge
made an individual record to be
proud of in this drive,” said Melvin
Grossmiller, community chairman,
on Thursday, “we still need more
Sergeant Writes Os
Friends Who Did
Not Come Back
A Memorial Day service was
held for “the boys who didn’t come
back” from an encounter with the
Japs somewhere in the South Pa
b *
cific on June 18th, according to a
letter received this week from
S/Sgt. Lon Harrell by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Harrell. “One
of them was a very good friend of
mine,” the sergeant says, “and he
was listed among the bunch for
furlough home right aw r ay.” Har
rell is also scheduled for furlough
sometime in the near future.
He received his absentee ballot
and he and “Chad” voted on the
day he wrote, Harrell says. There
were many new names that he
didn’t know, however. “I guess
everything changes in the length
of time I have been away—even
the politicians-” Harrell is serving
with Company D of the 158th In
Wild Quail Domesticated Lead
Family Life In Rancher's Home
The raising of wild quail in cap
tivity is a thing it took scientists
many years to work out —but the
spontaneous response of mother
instinct toward a helpless thing
takes small account of science, and
sometimes accomplishes swifter
and more unusual results. It was
through the latter means, in which
tragedy and kindness mingle, that
a pair of wild quail are now raising
their brood in the George Kinne
ranch home.
The story dates back to the
spring of 1942 when a nest of wild
quail pecked their way out of their
shells into a strange new world
that they looked upon from a clump
of brush in a field on the Kinne
ranch. Quail always nest on the
ground and there was no reason for
the mother bird to believe that the
spot she had chosen so carefully
was destined for tragedy—until she
saw a great steel monster approach
and plough directly over the place
where her babes lay newly hatched.
There was nothing the mother
could do and the tractor driver,
who stopped to investigate, found
all the quail but one badly injured.
Nevertheless he gathered up a
handful and took them to the ranch
You may remember the story of
one of that brood, reported in these
pages in 1942. As Mrs. Kinne
watched the small things die she
determined to save the one that
153,798 Acre Feet of
Water available
July 14, 1944; 11,396
Acre Feet Loss for
purchases by inidviduals to make
that important, classification 100%
and I am confident that Coolidge
will go over the top in the pur
chase of E, F and G bonds by indi
viduals before the end of July. All
sales of these bonds during the rest
of the month are credited to Cool
idge’s total and final record in the
Fifth War Loan —a record that we
shall be proud to show our boys
and girls in service.”
J. E. Refsnes, executive director
of the state war finance committee,
sent out a special appeal this week
to all people in Arizona to con
tinue the drive to increase the
sales of War Bonds to individuals
as the U. S. Treasury has not met
its quota in this classification al
though total sales of all types of
bonds has exceeded the total quota
established for the nation in the
Fifth War Loan.
“We hope that when the last
purchase is tabulated on July 31st,”
said Refsnes, “it will show that
Arizona is over the top in all re
spects and in every classification."
State Chairman Expresses Thanks
“I want to expres our thanks and
appreciation to all community
chairmen, their loyal workers, and
the editors and reporters of all Ari
zona newspapers for their splendid
Work in making the Invasion Drive
such a succes,” said Walter R. Bim
son, state chairman, war finance
committee, in a special message to
the newspapers of Arizona. “In all
parts of the state men and women
performed miracles of work ‘over
and above the line of duty’ to an
swer the appeal of our nation for
recoijfi-bireaking financial support
for the momentous military and
naval operations now taking place
in Europe and Asia. The people
who bought bonds to the utmost
limit of their resources can feel
that they did their full share here
at home. Those who were not able
to purchase as many E Bonds as
they wanted to before, still have
the month of July to help make a
record for the state in this impor
tant bond classification.”
Legion Auxiliary
Members Repair 90
Garments, Air Base
A total of 90 garments have been
repaired for the men of Coolidge
Army Air Base by members of the
Coolidge Legion Auxiliary since
they undertook this Red Cross
sponsored activity as their year’s
project four weeks ago.
Mrs. Ivy Vensel, Auxiliary presi
dent, requests all members who
can make the weekly trips to the
base on Wednesdays to let her
know each Tuesday so transporta
tion can be arranged. Hours are
from 9:30 a. m. to 3:30 p. m. Lunch
is served to Auxiliary members at
the Air Base.
was left —if possible. It was a
downy bit of fluff the size of a
peanut, and helples as all the new
born are.
It was through her constant care
that the small thing lived, warmed
by the warmth of her hands
through chilly nights, and fed
finely-ground baby chick mash un
til is was strong enough to catch
flies and insects for itself. They
named it Tiny and as time passed
it grew into a splendid crested
cock, completely at home in tb©
household. Its favorite perch is
the toe of one of Mr. Kinne’s
boots, as he takes an afternoon
nap, and during the day Tiny
perches on his mistress’ shoulder,
or head, as she goes about her
housework. If he is not in sight
the Kinnes will call and Tiny, fa
miliar with the sound of his name,
will answer “Ilm-m-m” on a high
note, as he brings his feathered
crest erect.
And yet, life was not complete.
There were vague stirrings of un
rest in Tiny’s breast. He knew
nothing of man’s hunting laws, but
he learned quickly that among the
hawks and other birds of prey
there is "open season” and not In
frequently he came flying back tc
the screen door of the house, de
manding admittance.
Then, when guns sounded around
the valley, the Kinnes kept Tinj
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