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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1944
MAIN STREET medley KATHERINE HUPFEL Sunday night Main Street will observe Christmas Eve. . . . Thous ands of miles from home many of Main Street’s fighting men will also observe Christmas Eve, according to the circumstances in which they find themselves. ... An unforget table scene in a motion picture shown during World War I was based on such a situation. . . . The men fought in trenches then and the scene depicted nightfall there on Christmas Eve. ... As evening descended, the battle-weary, mud stained men looked up into a sky as clear and calm as only the Master’s hand can make it. . . . Slowly, the stars shone forth and in the east I May the Spirit of Cristmas jgj Bring Cheer to ,Your Home HOLDEN’S | USED FURNITURE Coolidge, Arizona £ t / For your wife now the ring ft fi p I (ff you promised ... years ago. htin.: ‘Keepsake iK\ DIAMOND RING (\jflf | x She’ll be so proud to show her ring and 11 ' soy, “Yes, it’s a genuine registered Keepsake I \ ‘ s nes * an d * ru e. See *he new Keepsake \ I \ Matched Sets at this reliable store ... in a wide f/' ran 9 e °f st yle* and prices. HENRY D. THORNTON Jeweler *\ CASA GRANDE, ARIZONA indvd* Udtral fox. AUTHORIZED KEEPSAKE JEWELER I • YULETIDEdHEER \ g ★ $ I FOXWORTH - GALBRAITH \ \ LUMBER COMPANY . • ** kmmmmmkmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm there was one larger and more bril liant than the rest. . . . Watching it, awe began to grow among the men, and the huge guns, one by one, ceased firing . . . until at last the night was still. . . . The great star seemed to grow in brilliance then and an American boy rose slowly from his crouched position in the trench. “The Star of Bethle hem,” he whispered. ... As if in response to a silent command, he stood suddenly erect and his voice broke the stillness with the words of an old and well-loved song, “Silent night, holy night—all is calm, all is bright.”. . . . From across the desolation of no man’s land a voice took up the refrain in German. . . . One by one, voices on both sides joined the Song, each in the language of the singer’s coun try, until the night was filled with the sound of a great choir of war weary fighters, wiiose longing for peace is beyond the power of any man to put in words. . . . When the rulers of the world desire peace as intensely as the men w'ho fight, there will be no more Christmas Eves spent in trenches, or fox holes. * * * Picture of loneliness, seen not far from Main Street Satur day. . . . Late afternoon of a gray chill day ... in the corner of a ranch lot a cluster of tent houses with closed flaps, indi cating a temporarily deserted cotton camp. . . . Sitting on a broken chair before one tent, an old Mexican, his gnarled hands stretched toward the warmth of a small fire in a rusty iron stove. ... A toiler, too old and weary to join the crowd, alone with his thoughts at dusk. * * * Let those who will, prate of the advantages of city life, while every now and then Main Street gets a chuckle from a former Coolidge resident who tries it. . . . This one, whom many of you know', now r makes her home in hustling, bust ling Hollywood and was standing wearily on a crowded bus Saturday, arms filled vyith Christmas shop ping packages, when a kind old lady seated nearby took pity on her. “I’ll hold those for you.” . . . Our former resident handed them over with a grateful sigh. ... A little further on, she also got a seat and said to the nice old lady, “I’ll take my packakes now’.” . . . I’m glad,” the old lady replied; “I was crushing them.”... Misunder standing, our former resident re plied with feeling, “Yes! I’ve been cussing them, too.” . . . Yip-pee! Give us the w'ide open spaces. * • # See you next w’eek, on Main Street—Adios. ARIZONA BLADE-TRIBUNE How to Win friends Staff Sgt. George C. Yount, Fres no, Calif., has not yet scored 100 per cent in making friends with these native children on Dutch New Guinea. He seems to lack one of batting 100 per cent. • Mr. and Mrs. John Newcomb of Little Green Valley Ranch near Payson were overnight guests at the home of Mrs. Earl New’comb, ’Sr., Monday. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR GENERAL LAND OFFICE at Phoenix, Arizona, November 22, 1944. NOTICE is hereby given that Leonard A. Mclntyre, assignee of Cora B. Dixon, of Coolidge, Arizona, who, on November 6, 1940, made Desert Land Entry, No. 079609, for SW*4, Section 33, Township 5 S., Range 8 E., G. & S. R. B. & Meri dian, has filed notice of intention to make Final Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before Register, United States Dis trict Land Office, Phoenix, Ariz ona, on the 9th day of January, 1945. Claimant names as witnesses: Bernhardt G. Letzring, George Pe ters, E. Clyde High, Hubert A. Odom all of Coolidge, Arizona. To be published for five consec utive w'eeks in The Coolidge Exam iner, Coolidge, Arizona, Ist publi cation December 1, 1944. THOS. F. BRITT, Register. First publication, Dec. 1, 1944. Last publication, Dec. 29, 1944. ***** | <► o ll 1 Each chkist- <3 MAS as it comes n <► and goes proves anew o <► that love is the only 33 3 ► binding power of the \ 3 33 world. In these dark <► J 3 days of late Decern- o ber when the bright- < ► n ness of smiles make 33 o ample amends for 33 33 lack of brightness 33 33 overhead, we again <► 3 \ send our most hearty ♦ 3 3 Christmas Greetings. 33 ii Tyler Hardware jj 33 Company 33 33 0 COOLIDGE n li :: o The Store of Quality 33 i I f j SEASON’S • greetings ! j to One and All ■ 1 HfiNr U I I * uMVj . * ' ELITE CLEANERS | MAIN ST. & WILSON PHONE 231 ■ L J Mrs. Willie McNatt Wed In Oklahoma Mrs. Willie McNatt, for many years manager of Coolidge branch of Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company, was married on December 3 to Hilton Pope of Georgia at the home of his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Pope, at Lawton, Oklahoma. A cousin of the former Mrs. McNatt was maid of honor and Emmett Pope was best man. A reception followed the wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Pope will make their home in Lawton, at 1011 Sum mit Ave. He is employed at the army camp near Lawton. o Former Coolidge Resident Weds In San Diego Miss Mabel Lee of San Diego, California, a former Coolidge resi dent and graduate of Coolidge Un ion High School, class of ’39, was married on December 10 to Hoyte E. Bowman, of the Second Marine Division, at a candlelight ceremony performed in Wedding Bell Chapel, San Diego. She is a daughter of B. J. Lee and the late Mrs. Lee. The couple was attended by the bride’s sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Mortensen of Ontario, California, former Coolidge residents. After a brief honeymoon, the groom returned to Camp Pendleton, where he is temporarily stationed after 27 months overseas duty dur • Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Weinhold spent Thursday in Phoenix on business. * * I There is something in the very season of the year that gives charm to the festivity of Christmas . -WASHINGTON irving Whether Christmas be white or green, we hope it will I be full of charm for you and yours, with an abundance of all the good things that are part of happy Yuletide . . . LEON SMITH I UNION OIL SERVICE | ARIZONA BLVD. PHONE 76 ing which he participated in the Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian campaigns. The bride will # v % WITH YULETIDE CHEER J. B. BOONE COOLIDGE POSTMASTER Page Nine continue to make her home for the present in San Diego, where she <s employed in defense work.