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VETERAN'S ADMINISTRATION CITES
URGENT NEED OE VICTORY LOAN Percentage of disabled in this war is higher than all other wars this nation has engaged in. Victory Loan dollars needed for care and training. Coolidge quota is $125,000. All war have turn-d out full show It is about half of the quota quotas of maimed and disabled -j of the Victory Loan. The total death and disability being Just one revenue loss is almost three times of the byproducts of victory or de- that of the mighty 7th.quota feat and this war. instead of be ing the ex<*ej>tion. has turned out at* even higher percentage of dls •bled than aU other war* this Na tion eier engaged in. according to word received from the Veterans Administration. Washington. IV. C The very character of the fight- I tng on far-flung fronts ranging from the frigidity of the north to the heat and wetness of the tropic- j al jungle—have made this more or less to be ekpected. Great strides in medical science have rut to a great extent the number of deaths, but have not eliminated disabilities, but-have not ellmlninated disabili ties. It is pointed out. There still remain, however, those thousands who bear the; marks of war—who will bear those marks until the end of their time j Yet they are not the wreckage! veterans of other wars became, be cause of a grateful Government which reflects the gratitude and j appreciation of the American Pub lic. The answer to the ravages of war has been and will continue J to be Rehabilitation. Standing ba k of rehabilitation Is the Vic tory Ixvan. The Congress of the United States has made generous and flex ible provisions for education and training of the veteran who is In i need of It through enactment of I Public I.aw 18 of the 78th Congress, in 1943 This type of training costs money - money for the training or re education of the disabled, handi capped veteran —money for bis sup port and for support of his de pendents. It is up to YOU alone to determine whether he shall have this money. It is up to US to de termine if we will help the man who made great sacrifices for us. it is pointed out. Training and other rehabilitation afforded will go to the men w ho left , homes and loved ones and sailed! for distant battle fronts to fight to establish peace and harmony among nations In the years to come. These are the survivors of Bataan. Cor-1 rigedor. France. Germany. Africa. Italy Those who did not survive will not need the assistance of a responsive and never-failing home front. How. responsive the home front is will be demonstrated through the sale of more and bigger Victory Bonds, officials said. Added to the above costs Interest on the public debt is something to make one set up and blink. It will take "more than 15.000,000,000 yearly.” It was pointed out and “tax refunds will remain high un til about a year after the Pacific war and will decline drastically thereafter.” Warning was given that a drop off 39.000.000.000 in revenue this year is in prospect. Corporations will pay about 53.100.000.000 less In direct taxes and Individuals— due In part to the loss of war wages —about 13,200.000.000 less. This is a loss of 58.300.000.00 in these two departments alone, figures o Jurors for November Term of Court Will Be Drawn Saturday Drawing for trial Jurors for the November term of court will take place Saturday at 10 a. m.. accord ing to clerk of court T. J. Marks Pinal county’s sheriff. James Her ron. Jr., and Esta Bayless, county recorder, will be present at the drawing of the names of ISO quali fied Jurors. Jurors will be required to appear at the court house on the 26th at 9:30 a.m. The November Jury will be the second in Pinal county on which' women Jurors will sit. The first Jury with women members sat for the spring term of court. ft ' 1 iilffTii, j H H B|Q SR I /-* ' ' Council Talks of Adding Room to City Fire House Possible ordinance regulat ing keeping of livestock within city limits discussed —to employ second police man. Need for additional housing for Coolidge Fire Department was out j lined 1 ueaday night before the city ! council by Fire Chief Kay Snider who requested permission to trans fer S2.OVU for the fire fund to a construction fund. Action by the council was deferred pending re ceipt of a ruling from the county attorney since the fund In ques tion was originally the property of the fire district prior to the K incorporation of Coolidge. While the new quarters which would be erected at the rear of the present fire station in the city park would be used for living quarters for one or more members ot the fire department the prob ability of the addition being used temporarily aa an office for the city clerk was discussed. A second police officer wasj authorized by the council with the. selection of I-eo Hocbsteller at a ! | salary of S2OO monthly. Al present I the new officer is a provost ser-1 j geant at Florence Prisoner of Wax | Camp where he expects to receive bis discharge early next week. The sergeant has had many years of 1 experience in his work. 1 Following a brief discussion of the need tor an ordinance to reg- ' ! uiale the keeping of cows, horses and other livestock within the city ' limits members ot the council ex- ' pressed the desire to hear from 1 Coolidge residents personally. The 1 council has bad many complaints i from neighbors of people who keep j livestock who charge that pens I, are generally unsanitary and a t nuisance. The council recognizes , the need for an ordinance to regu late livestock keeping. , The next meeting of the city council will be November 26. o Bear Reserves Defeat Sacaton Braves 33 to 20 Bear reserve players defeated the! Sacaton Braves 33 to 20 in an after-: noon game here Friday. Long passes and runs by both teams were a feature of the game. Two Sacaton kickoffs were return ed 85 and 90 yards respectively by George Acton. Bear reserve full back. Sylvester Jones, end, and' Earl Bracy, Bear tackle, both played a good game. 0 • The Reverend Lina O'Donnell, Mrs. Buddy Bonner of California ! and Spurgeon O'Donnell left Wed nesday for Texas to visit relatives and to bring Mrs. O'Donnell’s mother back to Coolidge with them. Cbolfcig.^^S'^ctmtnc'r "IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” v 1 >LUME 16 ★ ; ★ Council Seeks Official Town of Coolidge Seal Design for an official seal for the town of Coolidge will be sought from among art inclined children of Coolidge schools with a reward of $25 offered by the city council for the winning drawing. According to terms of the con test which have been laid down by the council all sketches must be in the hands of R. W. Taylor, su perlntendent of schools not later ; than December 7th who shall deli ver the designs to the city clerk the next day. ’ Announcement of the winner will be made not later than December 20th and each contestant In limited to one design. . The design shall "be. of such < baracter as may be suitably in scribed in a circle not lees than 1 inches in diameter, with the words Coolidge. Incorporated September 24th, 1945,." in selecting the design to be used the council will be guided by the originality and appropriate ness rather than technical perfec tion. o City Labor Worki Out Fines Cleaning Parks and Ditches Coolidge saw some of the first benefits of an incorporated city put into effect last week when police cfllef Dan Kinser started cleaning Coolidge city park with prison labor. Weeds were rut, foliage trimmed, and debris raked and burned by city prisoners work ing out fines. Labor In the park began November 5 and was com pleted Tuesday. Pinkley Ave will be the starting poifft for a general clean up of weeds along irrigation ditches with special attention given to over grown corners which have become traffic hazards. This Is a program that wUI be followed, street by street, throughout the city, Kinser said. After weeds and brush on all streets have been cleaned the program will include a general clean-up of alleys. o Veazey and Shafer Go in Partnership On New Garage Young Veaaey and E. M. Shafer have gone in partnership In the garage business on Arlxona Boule vard near Central Avenue, where * their new shop opened for business this week. Veazey. in the garage business here for a number of years, closed his former garage on Bouth Arlxona. Boulevard wdien he moved to the new location this week. Shafer, who operates a used car business near the new garage, will continue in that business for the present. COOLIDGE. PINAL COUNTY. ARIZONA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1945 Smm : : Florence Junior Parada Draws Rodeo Notables Contestants may make en tries Saturday from 10 a. m. to 4 p. in. When the Thirteenth Annual Florence Junior Parada swings Into setion November 24 and 26 rodeo noUbles will be on hand as specta tors and Judges to watch contest ants under eighteen go after S4OO In cash prizes and the coveted Parada trophy for the best all round contestant. Contestants may make their en tries Saturday between 10 a. m. and 4 p m. with Dugald Stnwart at the Surety Title and Trust office in Florence. Carl and Bernice Dossy, trick riders and ropers at the Madison Square and Boston shows, plan to be on hand for the event, accord ing to word received by Charles Whitlow arena director. Vern and Myrtle Goodrich whose trick riding act has been famous for years will add color to the Parada. In the arena. Pete Grubb, former world's champion bareback rider and team roper, and Harry Knight, who was named North American bronc riding champion at Calgary, will Join forces with BUI Clemans to act as Judges. M. T. Clemans will announce the two-day event. M. T. and Bill Clemans have pro duced the Madison*Square and Bos ton shows since 1937 when they with some Arisons associates took over the interests of W. T. John son. On hand to catch the thrill and spills at the show will be an offi cial photographer whose record of the Parada will appear In a nation ally circulated magazine. The Coolidge high school band will travel to Florence to Join In the rodeo down Florence’s main street on November 24 and 25 at twelve noon. Boys five to thirteen will com pete In calf tying and calf riding contests. Wild colt and wild horse bareback riding and Brahma bull events give promise of action a plenty. On Saturday night the traditional Parada dance will be under the sponsorship of the Junior Woman’s club. o Last Rites for Former Resident Here on Friday Last rites were held for Mrs. Nadine Nancy Laird of Blythe. Cal ifornia. from Cole and Maud Chapel on Friday afternoon. The Rever end R. F. Kirkland, pastor of the Church of God. conducted the serv ice. The deceased was a resident of Coolidge for eleven years before moving to California blx years ago. She was bom May 7. 1920, at Hanna. Oklahoma and passed away in a hospital In Blythe November 5 after & Bhort Illness. Mrs. Laird, a former Florence Union High School student, mar ried John Laird. July 8, .1937, at Coolidge. Survivors are her husband; an Infant daughter; her mother, Mrs. Mary Perguson; a sister, Catherine Pergnson; a brother, Buater Pergu son. all of Blythe, and her grand mother, Mrs. Leo Pendley of Cool idge. Interment was In Valley Memor ial Park. —o • Mrs. Glenn Wilson Is in Phoe nix this week. us give thanks for the blessing of peace . . . Let us us give thanks that we remain a nation of free people. . . Let us give thanks that we are helping to free all people and that ours is the privilege to live to those less fortunate from the plentifulness of our land... Thanks giving this year will be one at which reunited famliies bow their heads in gratitude and prayer ... prayers of thankfulness for having lived in a land that escaped the ravaging hand of a deadly enemy -a land whose brave sons and daughters fought and died tiiat truth, humanity and righteousness might triumph over deceit, cruelty and treachery ... Let us open our doors this Thanksgiving to service men and women at nearby and bases. And in the name of all men and women in service show our thankfulness by buying Victory Bonds that will speed the time when they can all enjoy Thanksgiving with their own loved ones at home ... Today our flag flies victoriously over a van quished enemy. On this Thanksgiving, above all, our first since the end of a tragic and bestial war, there is much for which to be grateful - much for which to thank the Almighty. And those of us who are fortunate enough to have our loved ones home, in our joy, let us not forget those less fortunate, whose loved ones will never return - those who gave their lives that the true spirit of Thanksgiving in America might live on for ever and shed its blessings and its bounty over all the world. I Coolidge Boy# Win Touch Football Contests Here Coolidge grade school touch foot ball players were victors over Ken ilworth In both the class C and class A contests Friday night. In the C team game Junior Osborn carried the ball all the way down the field In successive plays to score the only touchdown. He also carried the ball over foe the extra point to put his team out in front 7 to 0. Kenilworth threat ened to score late in the game, ad vancing beyond the Coolidge 10- yard line before losing the ball. Coolidge A boys won the Charles Cohen tjrophy by defeating the Kenilworth boys by a score of 32 to 0. Four of the five touch downs were the result of passes tossed by Larry Perkins, fullback, two to Joe Orte*. halfback, and one each to Tommy Shoemaker and Dale Simmons, ends. Perkins car ried the ball through the line for the other touchdown after Ollie Adams had placed it on the two yard line on a sweeping end run. Ortiz and Perkins Bcored the two extra points for Coolidge. Club Picnics at Picacbo Sunday A picnic and weiner roast was held on the desert near Picacho by members of the Spanish- American Youth Club and guests from Florence, Casa Grande and Eloy on Monday evening. Music and group singing added to the enjoyment of the evening. Chaper ones for the occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Salvador Lara, Mr. and Mrs. Rosario Gonzales, and Jim Gar cia. Approximately fifty persons were present. Trainer Plane J Purchased by > High School Students to study aeronau- * tics first hand. Glider ( also ordered purchased . from Thunderbird Field. Evidence that Coolidge will be 1 right in step with the post-war 1 world isl which aeronautics is des tined to play an all-important part t was evidenced this week by the 1 announcement of R. W. Taylor, i superintendent of Coolidge schools, that s BT-13, basic trainer plane, ] had been purchased by the high . school for student instruction. The . plane was obtained through the i Reconstruction Finance Corpora tion In charge of government sur plus commodities, and flown here ( from Thunderbird Field by Earl , White. The BT-13 was purchased for . SIOO In accordance with a program enabling schools to benefit from government- surplus commodities. The plane will not be flown, but used for ground instruction only, Mr. Taylor said. It is housed at present at Coolidge Air Field, but will be moved to the high school grounds near the school shop as soon as arrangements can be made. Classes for this special instruction have not yet been formed, but will be In the near future as many eager students await an aeronau tical course which they expect to put to practical use in adult life. The day is not far distant. It Is believed, when farmers will own planes as a necessary part of farm equipment and crop dusting by plane will be done by the individual NUMBER 37 Nedra Jean Ray Loses 3 Fingers From Right Hand Mangling her hand in the chain gear of a feed grinder Saturday Nedra Jean Ray lost the thumb and two fingers of her right hand. The accident occurred at her ranch home southeast of Coolidge. She is a Coolidge high school junior, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ray. Nedra is at Florence hospital. Scores of friends, including many school mates, have been to visit her, an(l flowers and gifts arrive for her daily. o Pierson Dies After Injuries Recieved In Car Accident Sam H. Pierson passed away at Casa Grande hospital Wednesday after injuries received Tuesday night when he was struck by an automobile while walking on the highway between Eleven Mile Cor ner and Casa Grande, according to B. C. Kratzberg, highway patrol man. No relatives have been locat ed to date. The driver of the car, a Phoenix man, is not being held pending the inquest. farmer as a matter of course. Other students who learn the mechanics of flying now will in the not too distant future be using planes for business trips and vacations as matter-of-factly as we now use cars for the same purposes, it is predicted. A glider has also been ordered from Thunderbird Field on a simi lar low basis to schools, and Is ex pected to be at the high school soon, Mr. Taylor said.