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VOLUME 16 Tempe Shooting Solved By Pinal County Officers Sheriff’s Men Piece Together Evidence Which Leads To The Apprehension of King And Jones Pins) county officials this week pieced together the evidence snd obtained the confessions which solved tbe shooting of Howard 1. Waiter, Tenipe filling station op erator. Paul King, taken from a bus in Henson upon tbe request of Pins) county's sheriff's office and brought to Florence by Undersberiff Travis Wall, signed a full confession Sat urday night in Florence court bouse offices. Henry Jones who was with King at the time of the shooting had signed a full confession earlier after twenty minutes of question ing by Pinal County Attorney Tom Fulbrigbt. A series of apparently unrelated Incidents Friday began to form a pattern early Saturday morning which led Pinsl county officers to break the case. At nine o'clock Friday morning Bert Ktnnard, deputy sheriff at Casa Grande, called the sheriff's office to request that Paul King be taken from a bus at Benson. Bob owner of a bar in Casa Grande bad reported the theft of s9l from his cash register and believed King, a bartender, was responsible. On Friday evening at seven, Pinal county sheriff's office had received from Maricopa county the descrip tion and license number of the car used by the Tempe killer. Bert Kln nard and Chief of Police Al Slxe rnore of Casa Grande found the car about IQ miles out of Casa Grande on the Gila Bend highway. Maricopa county sheriffs men arrived on the scene as Pinal coun ty's undersberiff. Travis Wall, un loaded the prison blood hounds In an erfort- to track the men from the abandoned car. Maricopa coun ty men identified the car and ob tained some finger prints from it. Wall. Klnnard, Homer Ward of the Pinal sheriffs office and Buddy Kratiberg. highway patrolman • becked all ranches in the vicinity after a high wind had so obliterated the killer's tracks that the hounds f'ould no longer Vork. About time o'clock Saturday morning it became evident to Wall. Kinnard. Ward and Kratiberg that the Casa Grande theTt and the Tempe killing were related. Undersberiff Travis Wall went to Benson to pick up King and Kinnard and Ward searched Casa Grande for a partner who had gone to Phoenix with King. Informed of developments Mari copa County Sheriff Roach came to Florence where he Joined with Pinal County Attorney Fulbright In the questioning of King, who refused to talk all Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening Kinnard and Ward picked up Henry Jones, who had accompanied King to Phoenix on Thursday. He was brought to Florence where after twenty min utes of questioning by Fulbright he gave a full confession. Confronted with Jones' confession King also made a full confession In front of Fulbright, Sheriff James Herron and Sheriff Roach. Pinal county relinquished anv claim to tbe prisoners on grand theft charges and they were ttimed over to Maricopa officers. Last Rites To Be Held This Morning For Mrs. Ora Cope La3t rites will be held at 10 o’clock this morning for Mrs. Ora Cope of Eloy from Cole and Maude chapeL Mrs. Cope, a former Coo lidge resident has lived in this dis trict for nearly five years. She was born March 14, 1886, in Mc- Clellan county, Texas, and passed away Wednesday at Florence hos pital. The deceased is survived by her husband, Sam Olin Cope, one daughter, Mrs. Byrle C. Howard of Tucson and two granddaughters, Lorene and Catherine Howard of Tucson. Services will be conducted by the Reverend C. F. Frazer. Intern ment will be in Valley Memorial Park. Rotary Club Host To New Councilmen On Wednesday Noon Newly appointed members of Coolidge council were guests o' the Rotary club Wednesday noon. Robert Gammon, chairman of the incorporating committee of Coolidge chamber of commerce addressed the club members and guests using as his subject “The relationship between city govern • ment and civic dubs.” All fines of the last two meet ings of the club were donated to the Boy Scout building fund. “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE COOLIDGE, i’INAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, f KIDAV. SEPTEMBER 28, 1945 Receives Discharge *J&Fm ELBERT D. CUDE T Sflt. Elbert O. Cude has received an honorable discharge from the U. 8. Army Air forces, according to word received this week. Cude, son of Mrs. Ona Cude, served as a radio opera tor In the European theater. He has been awarded the Dis tinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clutters. Cude, who engaged In farming before entering the service, came to Coolidge In 1940 to make his home. Word Received Os W. W. Hensley's Death, Philipines Former Valley Farm* Resi dent For Six Years Before Entering Service. Overseas Only Short Time, Word has been received by Mrs. Woodrow H. Hensley of Phoenix, former Vslley Farms resident for six years, of the death of her hus band. Pvt. Hensley, as the result of wounds received In action on Samarnl Bhlma. Kyukyus Islands. Tbe communication states that on March 28. 1948. Hensley, a rifle man for bis platoon, went with his company to clean out a pocket of enemy resistence on Zamarni Shirna On this msaion Hensley, “while performing his duties In a manner which brings credit to him" was wounded by shrapnel from enemy fire. He was Immediately evacuated to the bat allion aid sta tion and given special medical at tention and treatment. He was then evacuated to the U 33 a hospital ship, for additional rnedi can attention. On March 30 be died as a result of the head wound he had received. He was given a mili tary' burial at sea. The Hensleys were married In June of 1938 and moved to Valley- Farms the following month to make their home. They lived at .the Farms for six years moving to Hay den three months before Hensley was called to service. At Hayden he was employed as assistant field saleman for Hayden Flour Mills, leaving there to report for Induc tion at Florence In June of 1944. He received 17 week's basic training at Camp Robinson. Ark., after which he had a brief furlougn home before being sent to Hawaii for six weeks advance training. From there he went to the Philip pines to Join the 77th Division. It was from Leyte that Hensley’s outfit was sent on Invasion of the small islands in the Ryukyus Group. He was overseas only a short time before receiving the wound that resulted In his death. His parents, former Valley Farmß residents, now make their home in Phoenix. o Band Instruments On Display Sunday At Shoore's Home * Isadore Shoore, music instructor at Coolidge high school, Is anxious to have the members of CUHS band furnished with the necessary musical instruments, some of which are extremely hard to get at this time. Available through the music instructor of Florence high are two trombones and one alto horn, which will be returned to the east unless wanted by some one in Coolidge. The instruments may be seen at Shoore’s home across from the Indian Service on Sunday between 12 and 3 o’clock. o BILLY G. HARMON, S 2-c, ar rived Saturday from Bangor, Washington, on ten day leave to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sy Harmon of Valley Farms. His brother, Cpl. Ralph Harmon, re turned last week to Ft. Lawton, Washington, at the conclusion of a 21-day furlough. The corporal has been stationed in the states for some time, following duty in the South Pacific. Council To Hold First Meeting ,At 7 Tonight Office of Justice of the Peace Chosen as Site of First Gath ering and Organization of City Fathers. With the initial and organiza tional meeting of Coolidge city council slated to be held tonight at seven o’clock a large number local citizens and taxpayers are expected to be on hand to attend the first meeting of the town’s new governing group. At the meeting tonight it is believed a mayor may be chosen. The meeting will be held in the office of the justice of the peace. A full membership of the board of supervisors was in Florence Monday to canvass the vote of the Coolidge incorporation election and found the previously an nounced results of 352 votes in favor of incorporation while 109 were cast against the measure. Following a general discussion between members of the board of supervisors and a delegation of the chamber of commerce the su pervisors advised they preferred a list of 7 names of individuals for membership on the original city council. Since the feeling was general among those attending the meeting that the appointments should be made immediately mem bers of the board of directors held an emergency meeting and re vised the list originally presented by the civic group. Members of the new council who will be sworn in to office to night are George Ware, L. O. McMillin, A. D. Tyler. Dr. R V. Campbell. C. W. Lewis. R W. Chad born and Carl McFarland. While the new mayor must be selected from among this group no intimation has as yet been made as to whom the honor would fall. One of the first acts expected of the. new council after It Is ; formally organized for business will be the appointment of a city Clerk and magistrate, a post which will be combined. Petitions have been in Coolidge for several days urging the new council to select Mark Layne for this position. Pfc. Mike Garcia Home Friday With Honorable Discharge Pfc. Mike Garde arrived home Friday with an honorable dis charge from the army after serv ing approximately a year In the European theater of operations Garda is the sen of Mrs. Maria G Rolls and has lived most of his life In Coolidge. He entered service! In January of 1944 and went over-j seas In October of the same year Garcia, who was wounded In | Germany on March 15, 1945, has been awarded the Purple Heart, tbe KTO ribbon with two stars, and the Good Conduct Medal. In addi tion to these he earned the Com bat Infantryman Badge. Standards are high for tbe badge, which Is awarded to tbe Infantry soldier who has proved hla fighting ability In combat. Pfc. Garcia has a brother. Pvt. Henry Garcia, who recently re turned to the states after many months In the’South Pacific. o Mrs. Emma Slater Died At Son's Home Here On Wednesday Mrs. Emma A. Slater, 66, pioneer Coolidge resident, passed away Wedoesday at the home of her son, : Fred. Mrs. Slater had been in ill health a long time. She was born March 11, 1880, at Colton, California, and came to Casa Grande Valley to make her home in 1920. The deceased is survived by two sons, Fred and Carl of Coo lidge; two daughters, Mrs. C. R. Sturgeon of Coolidge and Mrs. Dean Thomas of Safford; two sis ters, Mrs. Clara Reed and Miss Leora G. Verrill, both of Los Angeles and ten grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were pending at time of going to press. o Initial Fall Teen Age Party Slated For October 6th Teen age activities will begin this fall with a social hour for seventh and eighth grade boys and girls sponsored by Coolidge Wom ans Club Saturday, October 6, w-hen members of the Mutual So ciety of the LDS Church will be hostesses, according to announce ment of Mrs. H. A. Unger, perma nent teen age chairman. Games and folk dancing are planned for the evening’s entertainment which will begin at seven p. m. and con-j elude at 9 p. m. , The Woamn’s Club will open every Saturday evening from 8 to 11 o’clock for high school students, Mrs. Unger said. o • Mrs. D. H. Clarldge and Mrs. Merse Harrell, both of Phoenix, were weekend guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Vensel. . They are Mrs. Vensel’s mother and sister respectively. Eloy Wife Beater Dies After Fracas On Sunday Night Donald Jones, of Eloy, died of gunshot wounds Sunday night j after he had beaten his wife and j attempted to kill her and his chil dren. Sunday night’s fracas cul minated many years of terrorizing threats and unmerciful beatings ac cording to Mrs. Jones. Jones returned to his family peri odically to terrorize them with threats of death and fearful beat ings, Mrs. Jones states. Sunday night the fifteen-year-old daughter broke away when the beatings started and made her way to the Big Store at Kloy. -There Hhe called Deputy Ed Smith begging him to come stop the beatings for her father meant to kill the whole fam ily. Jones had brought an axe and piece of lead pipe with him when he returned to his family Sunday. Smith, answering the call and ac companied by Deputy Queen, was stopped about one half mile from Eloy by tbe daughter. Her father would kill them, she told them. He had said no officer would ever live to take him. In the meantime at the Jones home Jones had slugged Mrs. Jones with the axe Somehow she man aged to break from him and run toward the alghway. Smith and Queen found them there. They slezed Jones and gave him a pre liminary searching. Jones resisted arrest. During the scuffle that followed Jones' thirteen year old son tried to warn Smith of the heavy biaded knife Jones carried up hla sleeve. As Jones pulled the knife Smith dodged. The blade tore a six-inch gash in Smith’s left coat sleeve. Smith fell backward and as he re gained his balanc*. he pulled his gun and fired. Jonas ran across the highway. Smith called to him to halt and fired one* more Into the air. As Jones reached the opposite side of the highway he fell. A doctor and an ambulance were called but Jones was dead. Coro ner Garrett. County Attorney Ful brlght and Undersberiff Wall went to the scene Immediately. A coroner’s jury meeting Wed nesday afternoon .Sound that death was due to gunshot wounds in flicted by Deputy Smith acting in line of duty. | Home To Stay ALFRED W. DOVE Sgt. Alfred W. Dove has re ceived a point discharge from the army and returned home to reaufhe civilian life. He has been In service over four years, fourteen month* of which were •pent overseas. His ribbons in clude pre-Pearl Harbor, South west Pacific, American Defense snd Philippine Liberation with three bronze stars. Dove is married and has been a Coo lidge resident for fifteen years. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Dove. Kenilworth PTA To Hold Teacher's Reception Thursday Rev. Olin Lehman will be guest speaker at the initial fall meeting and teacher’s reception of Kenil worth Parent-Teacher Association Thursday evening October 4, in Kenilworth School auditorium at 8 p. m. Mrs. C. H. Kyser, music chair man, will direct the rhythm band and glee club in several special numbers The reception will fol low the PTA program and busi ness session. Refreshment hostesses will be: Mrs. Ralph Veazy, Mrs. L. E. Long, Mrs Joseph Blakeman, Mrs. Glenn Carter, and Mrs Robert Cunningham. All parents of the district, whether members of the PTA or not, are invited by those in charge to attend the meeting and recep tion. o #A plate glass window at Appel and ‘Sons on Coolidge Avenue was broken Saturday morning when a truck driver misjudged his dis tance and backed into it. NUMBER 30 Again A Civilian ■lll'' v fmtk JOE MARLER S'Sgt. Joe Marler, returned Friday from Fort McArthur California, with an honorable discharge from the- army. Mar ler wit for many month* In the European theater and has been awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and four battle participation star* for the following campaigns. Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He and Mrs. Marler have made their home in Coolidge for a number of years. Coolidge Lions Are Hosts To Visiting Clubs Coolidge Lions Club was host to Tempe, Casa Grande, Globe and Mesa Lions Club at Rivers Relocation Wednesday night. Douglas Todd, director of the re location center and past governor of the Lions, welcomed the ar riving who were taken by staff officers on a tour of the grounds before dinner. A special musical program was featured during the dinner hour. Songs were directed by the Globe Club. Dan Garvey, secretary of state, gave the greetings of Gov ernor Osborn. Creed Troutman, governor of district 21 of Lions gave an outstanding talk on "Lionism." Approximately 120 Lions and guests were present. Dr. J. O. Grimes, dean of Ari zona State Teachers College, Tempe, will be guest speaker at a joint meeting of the Lions and Methodists at Coolidge Methodist church Wednesday night, October 3rd. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ■ o Funeral Services For A. J. Hodge To Be This Afternoon Funeral services will be held at 3:30 this afternoon from Cole and Maud Chapel for Andrew Jackson Hodge, 59, who passed away sud denly Monday night at Florence Hospital as the result of cerebral hemmorage. He was born Janu ary 29, 1886, in Arkansas and has been a resident of this commun ity for the past five years, operat ing a farm he owned north of Coolidge. The deceased is survived by his widow, Libbie, five sons, Cpl. Flanklin Hodge, Turey, Nebraska, Herman, A. J.. jr., Billy and Mickey, all of Coolidge; five daughters, Mrs. Curtis Lewis, Dorothy, Hazel, Shirley and Shar ron Jo, all of Coolidge, one broth er, Asberry Hodge of Russell, Arkansas, and one granddaughter. Services at the chapel will be conducted by the Reverend J. N. Campbell. There will be a mili tary service at the graveside con ducted by members of the William David Hood Post of the American Legion of which he was a member. Pall bearers will be members of the Legion and music at the chapel service will be by Mrs. William Keith. Interment will be in Valley Memorial Park. 0 Make OPA Applications By Mail Says Official Coolidge residents are requested to make OPA ration board appli cations by mail rather than by personally visiting the board of fice in Florence. This request, made by Florence ration board officials, is made to aid the ap plicant and expedite applications. • o Start Construction Os Dodge-Plymouth Show Room For City Construction of a new building to house the Dodge and Plymouth automobile agency has been start ed by Paul B. Hannah on Arizona Boulevard. The new building will have a plate glass frontage of 65 feet and a depth of 100 feet. The new building will have modern service equipment in the rear and a large show room for display of the new 1946 models which Mr .Hannah hopes to have before January st. United War Fund Drive Gets Under Way in Pinal County Monday Need For Funds Great, Says Paul Loueks, County Chair man. Coming Fall and Winter Will Be One of Most Critical In Human History. The nation-wide Halted War Fund Drive will get underway Monday in Final County .which has been set a quota of $15,675, according to Paul Ix)Ui-ks, county chairman for the drive. The drive will con tinue from October 1 to October 25. when a national fund of $250,- oOO.OUO will he raised by a huge home-front army of four million volunteers. On the ground that the coming fall and winter will be "one of the most critical periods in human his tory" the National War Fund has accelerated the progrum of its member agencies in the first six months of the fiscal year, begin ning October 1, 1925, says a re port to Ixjucks. "The crisis in Europe, with Ger many defeated, but with real vic tory not yet won, means that these Anti Rabies Shots Being Taken By Six Persons Here Anti-rabies shots will soon be completed by Mrs. Anna Hum phries and four members of her family, who are taking the shots as a precaution, although none were bitten by the family cocker spaniel who died recently from rabies, Mrs. Humphries said. The dog, who had puppies, was taken to POW camp hospital when she sickened. It was believed at first that she had pneumonia, but examination of her head after death revealed that she was infected with rabies. The puppies were imme diately taken to POW Camp hos pital, where they are now under observation. Those besides Mrs. Humphries who are taking the anti rabies shots are her son, Captain Lloyd Hum phries. his wife, and daughter, Jane Ann, Dick Humphries and Joan llohman, who was also known to have come in contact with the In fected dog and her puppies. PTA Will° Sponsor Panel Discussion On October Second The future of Coolidge as an in corporated town will be the subject of a panel discussion at the Parent Teacher’s Association meeting on October 2nd at eight p. m. in the high school auditorium. Superintendent Robert W. Taylor will act as panel chairman. Bob Gammon, C. W. Lewis and Paul Loueks are panel members. The meeting is open to the public and after discussion by panel mem bers to audience may participate in a question and answer session. The panel discussion is expected to deal with matters of interest to Coolidge residents which are es pecially pertinent now that Coo lidge has voed to Incorporate. Panel members will discuss to what extent the citizens of Coo- Ihlge will be able to determine the policies, expenditures of funds, and tax rates of the incorporated city. They will speak of means of de riving revenue and attempt to de termine what expenditures will be necessary for Coolidge as an in corporated city. The PTA has planned the October 2nd program in the belief that Coo lidge residents will want to take part in a discussion which deals with civic and community affairs. o Legion Auxiliary To Hold Rummage Sale Here Tomorrow A rummage sale will be held by members of the American Legion Auxiliary of Coolidge all day to morrow on Main Street. Mrs. R. W. Taylor is chairman of arrange ments. The Auxiliary’s next meeting will be at Coolidge Woman’s Club Mon day night, October 1, when new members will be initiated. Mrs. C. F. Hamilton, president, will pre side. Final announcements of the Auxiliary convention, to be held in Phoenix October li to 13, will be made. o Members Os Marler Family Injured In Oklahoma Car Crash Mr. and Mrs. Joe Marler left for Oklahoma Monday upon receipt of word that his sister and her entire family had suffered grave injury in an automobile accident there Sun day. The baby was killed. Marler's sister and six-year-old Bon are not expected to live and the father of the family is also gravely injured. o Legion Slates Stag Party For Returned Service Men Monday A stag party and buffet supper will be held for returned Coolidge service men by the American Legion, William David Hood Post, at the Legion hall Monday night at eight o’clock. Don Paul is chairman of the entertainment committee. A cordial welcome is extended by Leonard Spruell, commander, to all returned home town serv ice men. six months will settle for millions of the liberated the grim question of sheer survival, and also will largely shape the kind of peace and the kind of world, with which we shall have to live," the report said. "Governments of liberated coun tries which still have funds or cred its are using all their resources for mass feeding, fuel, and the first steps in rehabilitating their rail roads, industries, farms and civil administrations. Lend-lease Is out of the picture entirely. UNRRA is providing relief only in the Balkans, to a limited extent in Italy, and amoug displaced persons in Ger many. "For at least six months, and probably for a year, therefore, there can be no substitute for the service of the private agencies.” War Fund chairman for Coolidge is D. S. Davis. He will be respon sible for the local drive which will bring in to the county fund $3,100. Davis announces volunteer workers for Coolidge a3 follows; J. C. Jayne, Rotary Club; Davis, Lions Club; R. W. Taylor, Cool idge schools; William McConnell, Kenilworth school; N. G. Murray, Indian Service; Mrs. W. R. Elliott, Main Street; Mrs. Russell Koehler, west of Main Street to Arizona Boulevard; Davis, east of Main Street; Mrs Roger lies and Mrs. Esther Baker, North Coolidge; Mrs. Jack Cocker, South Coolidge; Mrs. Tom Edwards, Stoger Addi tion; Mrs. D. S. Davis, Baughn Townsite; Mrs. H. L. Holland, southwest rural; Mrs A. M. Clark, northwest rural; Mrs. H. A. Naf ziger, northeast rural; Mrs J. C. Harris, southeast rural; Kruse Davis, Southern Pacific and Mrs. Wright, Valley Farms. Because of the small number of solicitors available for the big job on hand, Davis urges that all persons con tacted cooperate by having dona tions ready, or, if they are unable to tell the solicitors at once. A. L. Bartlett will serve again this year as county War Fund treasurer. Rev. Olin Lehman will act as county secretary. Commun ity chairmen who have been named are: Preston Suit, Florence; W. T. Terry, Oracle; R. W. Thomas, Ray; J. M. Smith, Superior; E. L. ’Sim mons, Sacaton; J. A. Gardener, Tiger; John Keeling and Harry Fabricant, joint chairmen at Eloy; Albert S. Quinn, chairman for Casa Grande and Fred Miller, chairman for Rivers Relocation Center. o Plans Made For New Girl Scout Program Here Plans were made for the form ing of an eighth grade Girl Scout troop at a tea for mothers of this age group Friday afternoon in tbe home of Mrs. Charles Reed, local chairman of girl scout activities. Mrs. Thomas S. Arnold will be leader of the troop. Committee members for the group will be: Mrs. Ben Mirkln, Mrs. Carl E. SJater and Mrs. F. M. Hammon. An assistant leader for the eighth grade troop is yet to be appointed. A meeting will be held Wednes day afternoon, October 3, with eighth grade girls at North School for organizing the unit. Future meetings are planned for the form ing of other age group troops. A girl scout city council will as sist leaders and troops in the carry ing out of a girl scout program here. Mrs. Reed is chairman and organizer of the council, on which the following members will serve: Mrs. Leon Smith, program chair man; Mrs. ay Blahosky, publicity chairman; Mrs. Paul Loueks, camp ing chairman; Mrs. George Truitt, training chairman; Mrs. H. A. Un ger, PTA representative, and Clark Weßs, finaace chairman. Monthly meetings will be held for the dis cussion and planning of spout ac tivities. . o Cpl. Harris Back In States From Jap Prison Camp Cpt. James H. Harris, USMC, is back in the States after having been a prisoner of the Japanese since early 1942. Harris, one of several service men brought back to this country by transport plane, landed in Miami, Florida, Friday night and phoned his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Harris, the follow ing morning from the Biltmore Hospital. He expects to be moved to a hospital closer home in the near future. Cpl. Harris was the first Coo lidge man reported missing in ac tion and for almost a year his parents did not know that he was a prisoner. Confined at Mukdin Prisoner of War Camp, communi cations from Harris were long de layed and few. He told his parents that he had passed through Burma, India, across North Africa ad Azores Islands on the way home. There were stops at various points so the returning men might rest. The populace everywhere wel comed them and did everything in their power to make things com fortable for the returnees, Harris said. o •R. O. Jeter, whose leg was badly cut in a recent tractor accident, re turned to his home from POW camp hospital last Thursday and is now back at wor& at the camp.