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Highlights To Be Told Here By Pyle Noted Arizona Radio Caster To Appear Twice In Coo lidge On October 19th— Has Gripping Story Os War’s End. A gripping story of highlights of • h** Japanese surrender and Ini tial occupation of the Land of the Rising Sun. and a plea that Ari zonans recognize and realize the hardship- their fighting men have experienced in the Pacific, will be brought to t'oolidge next Friday. October 19. by Howard Pyle, war * 1 HOWARD PYLE correspondent for Station KTAR. Phoenix, and the Arizona Broad casting Company network. Correspondent Pyle, who in 90 days traveled 35,000 miles in the Pacific and won national radio re cognition for some notable "news firsts." will add res members of the Rotary and Lions Clubs at noon, and members of the Desert Wo men's Club at 2:30 p m. Addresses he already has made to Atizona civic, fraternal and so r »l groups are rated probably the f n»st word-picture reports on the I acific war yet given in the state — «n dramatic and Intensely Interest ing that record attendance at many meetings has stood to give wave after wave of applause for his story. Most graphic, perhaps, is his plea Arizona not forget her fighting men those who fought in Europe and especially those who braved the mud and malaria, the bad weather and poor food, and ever-present de-itb in battling cunning Japanese in the Pacific. "Don’t treat them as charges of I the state when they come home," pleads Pyle, "They're definitely not! And they aren't afraid they're going to be changed; what they're afraid of is that you're going to be changed.” Home and mothers, wives and sweethearts these boya left behind them are the most Important things in their lives. Pyle cautions. Per haps those -at home are wont to think their Gls are seeing new worlds and new lands . . . having a great time. "Well.” says Pyle. M if you could be out there, you'd soon find there is no glamor In fighting a war as a soldier; not even in covering It as a correspondent.” The KTAR staffer, who witnessed the signing of the Japanese sur render on the Battleship Missouri, and was the first U. S. civilian radio newscaster to land in Japan with occupation forces, character izes the Pacific as “90 per cent bad conditions and 10 per cent Japs." Boys overseas, he says, are hop ing to get home at the earliest pos sible moment, and they're still keen-minded, still sold on their armies and navies and their mili tary leaders, still sold on America, in spite of all they have gone through. Irene Brodie Makes Official Visit To Rebekahs Here Irene Brodie of Douglas, state head of the Rebekahs of Arizona, made her official visit to Coolldge Rebekahs Friday, when a dinner in her honor was held at Masonic Temple. Tables were decorated in the peace motif, with white flowers, white randies, and miniature doves as favors. Mrs. Brodie addressed the group on matters pertaining to the lodge. Among the guests of honor were two past presidents of the Rebekah Assembly of Arizona. Mrs. Etta Brodie of Douglas and Mrs t Caro line Templeton of Casa Grande, also Mrs. Eldora Curry, district deputy president of Casa Grande. Places were laid for forty-six per sons. among whom were a number of visitors from Florence and Casa Grande. Members of the Sew and So Club, a social group of the lodge, super vised the dinner. Mrs. Moro Morris, vice grand, presided in the absence of Mrs. C. E. Odom, noble grand, who has recently gone to Idaho. o • Mrs. Ammie A. McAlexander has returned from Escalon. California, where she has been visiting her brother and family for the past three weeks. <K.oltJiciSSfeantmcr VOLUME 16 Coolidge Bears To Meet Superior Here Tonight Coolidge Bears will meet the Su ; perior Panthers on Coolidge field j tonight at 8:15 o’clock The Pan | thers. coached by Frank Estavilla. beat Chandler 13 to 0 in their first game of the season and held the strong Miami eleven to 6 to 0, ac cording to Coach Glen Wilson, w ho expects a stiff game for the Coo lidge boys tonight. Officials for the game will be Bill McConnell. Vaul Rose and Marvin Skousen. Mark McEuen will be acting captain for the Bears. The game scheduled with the Bears and the Tempe Buffalo eleven at Temjte last week was postponed because of rain. No date has yet been set for this game. Civic Group Holds Meeting Monday Night At Dinner Three service men were guests of Coolidge Chamber of Commerce at a dinner meeting Monday night as routine business of the civic body was discussed. The former service men were Al Ligameri. Jay Beauchamp and Warren Eyer. Reporting to the group Bob Gam mon. chairman of the chamber of commerce incorporating committee expressed his appreciation of the work of individual members of the comittee and requested the com mittee be discharged A brief talk to the more than 40 chamber of commerce members attending the meeting was made by Mayor A. D. Tyler who cautioned his listeners not to exi*ect miracles of the newly appointed town council sthting that here was a great deal of prelimin ary work to be done. Mr. Tyler announced he had re ceived word from Senator Ernest W. McFarland who had advised that the Federal Bureau of Census would undertake to make a census of Coolidge but that expenses incurred, by the enumeration would of neces sity be borne by the town. —— ,x o Divorce Complaints Get Court Attention During Past Week In Superior court during the past week five divorce complaints were filed and four divorces were grant ed. On October 5 Mike Mendoza filed complaint for divorce against Petra Mendoza.* Harold Lyons filed against Jessie Lyons on October 5. A complaint for divorce was filed on October 6 by Richard Eddy against Mary Elizabeth Eddy. An gela Simpson filed for divorce from Rex Simpson on October 8. On Oc tober 9 Almeda Faye Meriditb filed complaint for divorce against El mer J. Meredith. The court handed down judgment for the plaintiff on four complaints for divorce on Monday. Doris Sobey was granted a di vorce from William Sobey. Presili ana Salazar Batancourt received a divorce decree from Alfonso Batan court. On the complaint filed by Tomas Jorquez against Helena Car rasco Jorquez a decree of divorce was granted. Lois Patterson Ham mer was granted a divorce from Louis J. Hammer. o Retained Woman War Prisoner Will Speak Here Oct. 24 Mrs. Otho LaPorte, former mis sionary In the Philippines and sis ter of Dr. Rollo LaPorte of Phoenix, will have a story of outstanding in terest to tell at Community Presby terian Church Wednesday evening, October 24, according to the Rev erend Joseph Kamphuis, pastor. The ijiPortes. immediately fol lowing the invasion were in biding in the hills for four months, after which they were interned in Manilla for two and a half years. For eight months they were prisoners in the infamous Los Banos Camp from which they were rescued by Mc- Arthur's men. This meeting is open to the pub lic and everyone is cordially In vited by the pastor to come and hear Mrs. LaPorte. o Guilty Os Possessing Concealed Weapons On Saturday in the Justice court in Coolidge F. M. Jackson was found guilty on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. He was re leased on his own recognizance. Jackson will be sentenced on November 1. o • Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hanna spent the weekend in Phoenix with Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Richards. **IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” COOLIDGE, FINAL COUNTY. ARIZONA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1945 United War Fund Drive i j Going Forward County Chairmen Report Progress, But Drive Is Slowed In Vicinity Due To Rains. Every Man And Woman Urged By Drive Officials To Share Respon sibility Os Alleviating Suf fering By Giving All They Can. , l uueti War Fund Drive reports , for Pluai county are not )et coui , picie enougn to give a compreUeu- I »ive picture oi its pi ogress, accord ing to Faui Lout ks, county chair man. District chairmen have been soint-wbai delayed in tUeir house to nouse progiam due to rain this week, but plans are in progress to speed up the drive during its re-j Uiaining days. A giaphlc picture of overseas: , needs is contained in a letter re-j , ceived this week by a Coolidge resident from her brother, serving Ui the European theater. "Youi people Just can't lealize how badly . these places are torn up,' he writes.! Once large towns they are now 90 per cent destroyed, and 1 do mean , destroyed. They are still digging bodies out of the debris, i would give atiylhing lu the world If all the people in the states that think war is a big game would be forced to come over here and take a look. '1 he roads are full of women aud kms pulling little wagons to the | woods to pick up a few sticks so they tan have a lire. Most of them aie bareiooled. This winter is go ing to be terrible over here. Don't misunderstand me. I'm not feeling sorry lor Germany, but for the little kids and the old people that suf fer. The men who caused the trouble are locked up. We nave lI.OoU of them. This winter they will he in a building aud will get food every day, while little ' i hildren and old women go cold and hungry. ‘ This is a condition found , throughout the devastated coun tries hunger and cold (or the weak and defenseless. In a letter to Winlhrop W. Aid rich, president of the drive, the Fresidenl of the United Stales w rote: "There are at (east three good reasons why everyone should ap prove healtily the decision of the National War Fund to carry on with an uudiminlshed sense of responsi bility to our own forces and to our friends who suffered most in the long and bitter war with Germany I ' Due reason, aud reason enough, is that ail efforts, like yours, re lated to ending war aud bringing 1 peace should go forward with full vigor. Another reason is that our couceru for the morale and well being of our own forces must carry through beyond the days of sur render. to the happy hour wheu a 1 proud America can take back to Its hearts and homes the men and women who will have won the fight. And there is a third reasou, per naps not so readily understood, but which can scarcely be overempha sized. , “We have won the military fight in Europe, but are virtually Just be ; ginning the light on famine, pesti lence, and general distress. And 1 say to you, witn full knowledge of everything UNKKA can do, aud everything that can be done by other instrumentalities financed by public funds, that the private agencies ot the National War Fund nave a special task to do that is indispensable aud unique. "What these agencies have done, aud can do, is important out of ail proportion to the relatively small lunds involved. In no other way ’ cazi the American people them selves express so clearly their In telligent sympathy aud active con ’ tern, and their determination that ! justice and mercy shall prevail in l this world, with the help of every good man and woman, and with the | blessing of God.” ; °—^ Rotary And Lions . Clubs Hear Talk On ( Arizona Wild Life Charles C. Niehuis, director of in formation for Arizona State Game and Fish Commission, was guest speaker at Coolidge Rotary and Lions Cluljb at their respective noon and evening meetings Wednesday, t He told the two groups that this is * expected to be the biggest year of 5 hunting effort in the history of the - state; Hunters and fishers will spent $14,000 a year in Arizona, he 3 said. Motion pictures of Arizona wild life and hatchery raising of trout i completed the program, l Niehuis was accompanied by Dan Gish, also of Phoenix. ★ Coolidge Gets Driving Rain Storm Friday A driving rainstorm brought .89 inches of rain to COolldge and vl i cinity Friday afternoon, according | to the official weather guage at Casa Grande National Monument. The storm broke five days of humid weather and brought with it a trace of hail, hut not enough to do mate rial damage .to cotton crops. Fri day's rain was the first since July 22. There was .01 inches of rain on Saturday. .02 on Monday and .12 Tuesday. Maximum tempera ture on Friday was 95 degrees and minimum. 64 degrees On Monday the maximum dropped to 79 with a minimum of 70. Both in rainfall and temperature 194f> shows a favorable comparison with the same dates five years ago. On October 4, 1940, there was .05 inches of rain, on October 5 there was .29 inches, with .07 on Octo ber 9. totaling .37 inches of railfall in the corresponding week of 1940 against a total of 1.04 Inches for 1945. Farmers who have late cotton are well satisfied, but those who plants early are hoping the rains hold off until their cotton has been picked. o S/Sgt. Hugo Peter* I* Home To Stay After Long Service S Sgt. Hugo J. Peters has re ceived a point discharge from the l\ S. Army at Ft. McArthur. Cali fornia. and returned to the ranch home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Peters, to resume civilian life. Peters served In the 12th cavalry medical dMtatchment of the first cavalry division and has been overseas since July 1943. In a personal commendation from Major General William C. Chase, commanding. Peters service Is re corded In part as follows: "For meritorious achievement in connec tion with military operations HUGO J. PETERS against the enemy at the Admiralty Islands, Leyte Province, Luzon Is land. and the Philippine islands. “Sgt. Peters was section sergeant In control of a squadron aid sec tion during this period and demon strated an exceptional devotion to duty throughout three long cam paigns. During the Admiralty cam paign he worked tirelessly in car ing for many wounded and demon strated a keen foresight by antici pating and overcoming obstacles to bring numerous casaulties out safe ly and save much pain and suffer ing. His actions undoubtedly saved the lives of some of the wounded and prevented many more from infectious and crippling deformities. “At one time when his unit was under enemy artillery fire, he moved forward Into the area and. totally disregarding his own safety, carried wounded men to a position of safety where he administered vital aid. In Manila when the cas ualties. both civilian and military, became fay more numerous than his installation was set up to han dle. he worked day and night to alleviate the suffering and effect quick and eflcient evacuation to the rear. Sergeant Peters has been a constant inspiration to his men and aided immeasurably in the suc cess of his section.” It was for actions described in the citation that Peters received the Bronze Sar Medal. Oher awards he earned include the Pre-Pearl Harbor ribbon. Asiatic-Pacific cam paign ribbon with four stars, the Philippine Liberation ribbon with two bronze stars, the Medical Com bat badge and the Good Conduct medal. o •Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Shaw of Avaca. lowa, arrived here this week to spend the winter. They are at pres ent visiting Mr. Shaw’s sister, Mrs. Rudolph Peters and family at their ranch home. PW's To Make Real Contribution In Cotton Harvest County Farm Bureau Head Says Nearly 2000 German War Prisoners Now Pick ing Cotton And More Com ing. While only a limited number of German prisoners of war have so far been used in cotton picking in I’inal County this season, recent arrivals and others soon to arrive will build up their number so that they will muke a real contribution to the cotton harvest, it was an nounced today by A. L. Bartlett, president of the Pinal Couny Farm Bureau, which is acting as the con tracting agency for all prisoners of war used In cotton picking in the county. On Monday of this week Mr. Bart lett stated that for the past two weeks approximately 550 prisoners have been picking In the Stanfield area, west of Casa Grande, and 240 are picking in the vicinities of Coo lidge and Florence. The latter prisoners are being housed in the main camp at Florence. On Sun day approximately 1,000 prisoners arrived at Camp Kloy No. 2. located nine miles south of Eloy. and these will begin picking on Tuesday, Oc tober 9. in the area south of the Southern Pacific Kallroad, includ ing the Friendly Corner, Plcacho. Toltec and Green Reservoir areas. More To Come Present plans, according to Mr Bartlett, call for an additional 500 prisoners in Camp Eloy No. 1 by around the middle of October, and an increase in the number working in the Coolidge and Florence areas to approximately 650. I-ater plans call for mobile camps at the 11-mile Corner, near Casa Grande, and near Maricopa. When all camps are man ned It is believed that there will be approximately 4900 prisoners pick ing cotton in the county. Farmer* Should Order Now Farmers who feel that it will be necessary for them to augment their civilian picker supply with prisoners of war are requested to turn in their orders now. This can be done at the Pinal County Farm Bureau I.abor office in Casa Grande, which Is in charge of Mr. Virgil Katterhenry, or from Mr. Bartlett at the Production Credit Office in CiKjlidge. Farmers' Time Saved Mr. Bartlett stated that farmers generally are enthusiastic over the program under which the Pinal County Farm Bureau is the con tracting agency between themselves and the War Department. Under the arrangement worked out by the farm fureau, there is but one con tract for prisoners, and that is be tween the Farm Bureau and the War Department. The individual farmer does all his business, inso far as the contract is concerned, with the farm bureau office. Indi vidually he does not have to sign a contract with the War Department, and he does not have to put up a performance bond. The farm bur eau acts as his agent in dealing with the War Department, including the paying of picking accounts. The • several cotton finance agencies op erating in the county have joined together and are handling the mat ter of the contract performance bond. 1 Mr. Bartlett emphasized that the Pinal County Farm Bureau is han dling this matter on a strictly non profit basis, for the benefit of farmers, regardless of whether or not they are members of the farm bureau. Five cents a hundredweight on the field weight of cotton i 3 i charged for their services, and after proper expenses in handling the labor program are paid, any balance i remaining will be returned to farm ers on a basis of the hundredweight of cotton picked. Every farmer par ticipating in the program will, at the close of the cotton harvest, re ceive a statement from the farm bureau showing just how his money was spent. At the request of the farm bureau . all allocations of prisoners of war to individual farmers for cotton picking purposes are handled by the farm labor office of the agricul i tural extension service. Famers t should keep in touch with that of i fice where they may be advised I when they may expect a turn of the prisoners. * The agricultural extension serv i ice is conducting an educational program designed to instruct pris t oners in the picking of cotton. Every prisoner is furnished a cir cular which illustrates the opera , tion of cotton picking, and movies ) are shown all new prisoners in 1 which civilians are shown picking and weighing cotton. Representa tives of the farm labor office of the agricultural extension service NUMBER 32 Home To Stay VIRGIL CHANDLER t Lt. Virgil Chandler arrived in Coolidge Tuesday on forty day terminal leave, at the conclu sion of which he will receive a discharge from the U: S. Navy. He is a veteran of nearly three years naval service, 21 months of which were spent in over seas duty. Chandler’s wife and daughter accompanied him home from Los Angeles. Chan dler, former Pinal county at torney and Coolidge lawyer, plans to resume practice here. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Chandler. Last Rites Held For Forest McFarland Wednesday, Phoenix Last rites were held Wednesday In Phoenix for Forest G. McFar land, brother of S. C. McFarland of Coolidge and Senator Ernest Mc- Farland. The service was conduct ed by the Reverend Rollo C. LaPorte from A. L. Moore mortuary. Ralph Hess of Glendale, a childhood friend of the deceased, sang two request numbers during the service. Mr. McFarland was born May 15, 1887, In Texas and passed away at his home in Phoenix as the re sult of a heart attack. He had been a resident 'of Arizona since 1921, engaging in cotton buying during his early years in the state. Later lie purchased a farm near Florence, which he managed for several years himself. At the time of his death he was employed as federal court baliff for Judge Dave W. Ling. Besides his two brothers, the de ceased is survived by his widow. Pearl of Phoenix; a daughter. Mrs. Leonard Powers of Avondale; his mother, Mrs. Keviah McFarland, Phoenix; a sister, Mrs. L. M. Ham man, Phoenix, and three grand children. All adult members of his family were present for the last rites. Senator McFarland coming from Washington by plane. Interment was In the family plot at Greenwood Memorial Park, Phoenix. o Compton Home; Is In Business With Brothers “All for one, and one for all” is [ a slogan put into effect Friday when S/Sgt. Hary Compton, aerial . gunner who has recently received a point discharge from the army, , joined his brothers, Jack C. and Dewey, Jr., in business with the . opening of their new market here Friday. Harry entered service in January of 1940 and went overseas in Feb ruary of 1942. He was one of the group evacuated from Java in May . of 1942. Serving with the famous , “Red Raiders” Compton has been , awarded the Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Purple Heart, Ameri can Defense ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with seven battle stars, American Theater ribbon, and Good Conduct medal. He has been a Coolidge resident for ten years. also visit the crews in the field and 1 carry on their instruction programs. Careful Supervision Demanded > Mr. Bartlett emphasized that the War Department, when a crew of ■ prisoners are issued a farmer for ! cotton picking, requires that he or ■ his representative be present in the I field at all times with the prisoners, ■ and that he follows the prisoners in the field and carefully Instruct - them, thru their interpreter, rela -1 tive to the operation of cotton - picking. The War Department is • interested in getting as much cot • ton picked as possible, and this can - only be done by careful farmer * supervision. In at least one in i stance in Pinal county recently a ? crew of prisoners was taken from * a farmer, when the War Depart s ment believed that he was not sur e nishing proper supervision. Hunter Pleads Guilty To Hit And Run Charge Geneva Wright and Mary Irvin, Struck Down Early Sunday By Hunter Car, Suffer Leg Fractures And Body Bruises. Dolphus Hunter pled guilty In Superior court Tuesday to charges which named him as the hit-run driver who early Sunday morning ran down two Coolidge girls and left them lying helpless on the main highway near Zellweger’s Im plement Company. Geneva Wright and Mary Irwin were standing near the gas pumps in front of the implement company when the 1933 Chevrolet swung off the highway and crashed into them. They suffered fractured left legs ami body bruises and bruised and skinned faces. They were taken to the county hospital. The girls had spent the evening with other high school students and were returning to their homes after a midnight snack. They paused at the gas pump in front of Zellweger’s to chat with a group of high school pupils. S/Sgt. Calvin Rose, home from furlough, and W’llllam Dunn, re cently discharged from the service, saw the Hunter car swerve from the highway. They could not see what the car struck but they swung their car around and obalned the license number from the Hunter car. This Information enabled the sheriff’s office to determine the name of the car owner from Lynn Early, county assessor. At 1:15 Sunday morning word of the accident was flashed to deputy Lawrence White In Florence. White with Highway Patrolman Dan Kln ser and deputy Monroe Moore lo cated the abandoned hit-run car north nnd four blocks east of the accident scene. They tracked the car’s occupants Into a field and with the aid of prison blood hounds found Willy Cooper one of the car’s occupants in a cabin on the C. L. Skousen ranch at 5:30 a. m. Another occupant, James Jones, was located at 7:45 a. m. at Byrant Strickland’s camp. Dolphus Hunter, driver of the hit run car was found on the Milli gan ranch 14 miles south of Eloy by Smith and Kinser. Papers charging Hunter with the felony of hit and run driving were filed In the Florence Justice court Monday. In his statement to that court Kinser says that Hunter’s Chevrolet struck the two girls on the sidewalk In front of Zellweger Implement Company and dragged them onto the highway. The driver did not stop. Hunter admitted to the coart that he did not stop after striking the girls. He was held on SIOO ball. Tuesday afternoon In Superior count he pled guilty to the charges against him. Judge William Truman named Monday afternoon as the date of sentencing. Geneva Wright, who Is employed at the Popular Department store, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wright. Mary Irwin is a junior student at Coolidge high school. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Irwin. Her mother was visit ing relatives in Oklahoma at the time of the accident and Mary’s father was working in California. Both returned to Coolidge upon be ing informed of the accident. Mary was staying with her Bister, Mrs. Maurine Adams, during her parents absence. Hunter is 24 years old and is married. There are no children. He has lived in the county since 1940. o Forest Dies After Shooting In Negro Cabin At Maricopa Sam Forest died Sunday after a shooting in a Negro cabin on the L. R. Lane ranch near Maricopa. An inquest will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. Forest is alleged to have forced his way into the home of Edward Cyrus Sunday shortly before five p. m. Enraged over a crap game, Forest is said to have threatened to kill Cyrus as he entered the Cyrus home. Cyrus grabbed a shot gun and he and Forest scuffled over the weapon. Forest was shot through the up per leg. He later died. L. R. Lane reported the shooting at Maricopa. Bert Kinnard of Casa Grande arrested Cyrus. o Fennell Take* Managership Os Smart And Final Hulen Fennell has taken over managership of Smart and Final wholesale grocery here and re turned to Coolidge to make his home after three yearß residence in Casa Grande. Prior to that Fennell made his home in Coolidge for eighteen years. The Fennells and their three children are temporarily located here until they can move into their home on Northern Avenue, now rented by Mr. and Mrs. Bob Burns. The Burns are building a home on West Central Avenue, which they expect to be completed by the 25th of this month.