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Coolidge Has Raised $75,190
Os 5125.000 Victory Loan Quota Intensive drive being carried on in schools here. Students canvass town. Other plans in progress. Drive closes officially December Bth. ha* reached well above the halfway mark toward her goal of 11..'""" i\ th** Victory I-oan Drive and I* still ‘‘going strong." according to the latest re;*«rt by • ity Chairman Jon (»oree To date, a total of STS. 190 In Victory Bond* have been sold here since the open- Ing of the drive October 29. The Valle> National Hank of Coolidge has sold 171.175 00 in F G. and C bond* and Coolidge post office has rold $4,015 In E bonils. The drive i lose* officially on liemember 8 An intensive three-day drive started in Coolidge schools Tues day. during which there was class competition and high school stu dent* made a canvas* of the city. A complete report of the result was not obtainable at time of go ing to press, but will be made next week. There still remains 148.810 to be raised to put Coolidge over the top. but those who are working in the drive feel that there is a chance to reach the goal. “people of Coolidge have a big stake in the success of the Vic tory I.oan for their own good In the years to come 1* linked closely with it* success. One of the chief reasons for having this loan Is to help hold the line on Inflation . . . a difficult Job . . . but one that can he done If all of u* put spare dol lars Into Victory Bond* When goods are scarce it’s Just good bus iness to save instead of buying . . . for what we save makes the dol lars we have left worth Just that much more," Goree pointed out. It Is still too early for a com prehensive report on county ac tivities in the drive, according to Carl Anderson, county chairman. Pinal county quota for the Victory Ixran is 1500.000 00 The U. *S Treasury has called attention to a special Victory Bond being sold during the Victory Ix»an campaign. The bond is in mem ory of the late President Franklin Visitor Record at Ruins Soaring to Peak Year Totals Travel in southern Arisonh. only three months after the war. is soaring beyond that experienced In one of the peak travel years. 1941. according to visitor records re leased at Casa Grande National Monument. Over 680 more people visited Casa Grande Ruins this November than in the previous high for a November in 1941. Os the 2.522 visitor* about half that number were from out of the »tate, with 44 different states. Canada. Ha waii and Halil represented. An Indication of the drawing power of these prehistoric Indian mins is illustrated in the recent Don* dub trek when approximately 267 winter visitors and Phoenician* came in 51 ears to take the guide trip through the Ruins and to pic nic in the ramada picnic grounds. Over 380 were conducted on the lecture tour by ,two guides that Sunday and it would have been im possible for park service standards to have been maintained without the aid of the custodian’s wife and four costumed members of the Dons club. The present rate of tavel in crease Indicates southern Arixona may experience the greatest winter season yet recorded. o Casa Grande Man Is Sentenced to Life Imprisonment Paul W King. 30. of Casa Gran de. was sentenced Wednesday to life Imprisonment in Aixona State Prison, for the slaying of Howard I Walter. Tempe service station operator. Found guilty of first degree murder, sentence was passed on King by a Jury in Judge Dudley W Wlndes superior court. Henry Jones. 19. of Casa Grande, King’s companion on the night of September 20 when Walter was slain in an attempted holdup and who drove King to the station, re maining in the car during the shooting, was acquitted. Jones was at the wheel of the car when it was driven hurriedly from the station after the fatal shots were fired. o Major Day and Family Here Major and Mrs. Roy W. Day and son arrived here from California to visit her mother. Mrs. D. T. Lewis. Major Day. who served with the VS army medical corps, recently returned to the States after being released from a Jap anese prison camp. He was met in San Francisco by his wife and son. who made their home here during Major Day’s absence. o LT. JAMES GARRETT is here on terminal leave until December 26. when he will be assigned to the marine corps reserve. He en tered service in 1942 and went overseas early in 1944. serving with the “Flying Octopus - ' squadron of the first marine air wing in the Pacific theater. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Garrett. Delano Roosevelt and is on sale at all agencies authorized to issue United States Savings Bonds of Series K. The bond is in the de- j nomination of 1200. issued at 1150 It constitutes an additional denom ination of Series K Bonds, and will j have the same terms and attributes j as other denominations. It t arries a likeness of .Mr. Roosevelt. Jury Verdict Is Given in First 11 Fall Court Case Decision is for the plaintiff in the amount of $1,250 in case of McClaskey vs. Hing and Wing. In the first case before the fall season of the superior court this j week the Jury brought in a tied- j slon for R R. McClaskey. plaintiff, j In the amount of f 1.250. Fifteen thousand in damage* had been asked by the plaintiff. The case of R. R. McClaskey vs. O. C. Hing and 8 C. Wing opened Monday at 10:30 a m after the Jury drawing at 10. Jurors for the case were Jam*** O. Kawson. I. E. Foster. Dwight 1). Stone. j j Spruell. B F. Storie. E. H Ash- | i more, G. P. Bartlett. Jr., Charley Doss. M. L. Gattinger. Bert Cook. Melvin Gattinger and F. E. Foster. The damage suit grew- out of an ; accident in Superior last April when S. C Wing drove a truck be longing to O. C. Hing into a Rich j field service station where Me- ! Claskey was in charge McClas- j key attempted to help push the j truck from the station onto the : road where it was thought it could be started by rolling down hill. McClaskey fell and broke hi* leg below the hip. The last witness was called Mon- ' , day at 4 10 and both side* rested h Judge W. C. Truman gave In- J struct ion to the Jury at 11:05 Tues- j day after Stockton Karatn had summed the case for the defendant and Tom Fulbright had made the plea for the plaintiff. The case went to the Jury at 11:25 Shortly after noon the Jury asked so have the instruction r*w»d to them once more. They brought in their verdict at 3 50 p. m o i Last Rites Held Wednesday Morning For Charles Tucker \ Last rites were held for Charles william Tucker. 23. on Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from St. James Church. Coolidge. Father James E McFadden conducted the ■•ervice. Tucker was born December 15. 1922. in Live Oak county. Texas, and passed away Sunday morning. November 25. at Casa Grande hos pital as the result of injuries re ceived In an automobile accident near F.loy Saturday night. He is survived by his parents ! I Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Tucker of Eloy: three sisters. Mrs. R. E. Smith of Coolidge, Mrs. O. E. Whitlock of Blythe. Calif., and Qleta Tucker of F.loy: three broth ers. J. E. Tucker and Sylvqgter Tucker, both of Eloy, and C. R. Tucker. S 1/C. San Diego. The entire family was present for the last rites. Pallbearers were Jay Currier. Vernon Whitlock. Elvin Brown, and Bill Snelson. all of Coolidge. Bar ney Shank* and Oscar Smith, both of Eloy Interment was In Valley Memo rial Park. o R. W. Farnsworth Receives Award Richard Farnsworth, who has re- j cently returned home with an hon ; orabl? discharge from the army, has reecived commendation for his work with the US army postal de partment. He served for two years and nine months at Fort Richard son. Alaska. Farnsworth has returned to Cool ' tdge post office, where he was em ’ ployed before entering the service in 1942. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Farnsworth. Kenilworth PTA Slates Program L Meet December 6 Kenilworth Parent-Teachers As- I soclation will hold a program meet ing Thursday night. December 6. i at 8 o’clock in Kenilworth school - auditorium. A free motion picture t on the fight against tuberculosis . will be shown by the Arizona Anti : Tuberculosis association. There will also be a musical program. Refreshment hostesses for the 1 evening will be Msr. Eli Anderson, r Mrs. Fleeta Storie, Mrs. J. H. Eng ) land. Mrs. Ernest Buscher. Mrs. - J. M. Tramp, and Mrs. Ethan t Wing. 1 ° f • Mr. and Mrs. Warren Eyer 1 spent Thanksgiving in Tucson with f her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oakley T. Norton. "IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE”. v , ,1.1 MK in . COOLIDGE, PIN AL C UUN'TY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1945 NUMBER 39 Captain Hood Home _______ WESLEY DAVID HOOD Captain Wesley David Hood returned home Wednesday on terminal leave after 28 month* service in the Pacific. He re turned to the State* from Tokyo. Hood i* the ion of Mr*. F. P. Jamieson, a graduate of Flor ence high school and attended the University of Arixona before entering service in January of 1942. He has been awarded the Southwest-Pacific ribbon with four campaign star* and tbe Ar rowhead, Philippine Liberation ribbon with two stars. Bronze Star Medal. Combat Infantry Badge, American Theater ribbon and the Victory Medal. Arizona Cotton Rules Lifted for 1946-47 Season For th** first time In several years cotton farmer* will operate during the 1946-47 season without acreage or marketing controls, ac cording to anouncement made on Tuesday by the agricultural exten sion service at the University of Arixona at Tucson. Dr R. I* Matlock, extension agronomist, said that while he had learned only on Tuesday of the removal Os controls, he does not believe there will be a great In crease hi Arixona cotton produc tion. “While some farmers might look longingly at the opportunity for unlimited iioductlon. I believe the water shortage and extremely un certain labor outlook for next year will cause most of tbefti to refrain from too ambitious a program, he said. Th** Intention of the agri cultural adjustment administration act is to protect consumers and producers In mainaining adequate supplies of food and fibers. o —— Coolidge Residents Get Court Sentence In superior court on Wednesday Weldon Woodard and Billie Louise Foote, residents of Coolidge. re ceived three-year suspended sen tences on a charge of open and notorious cohabitation to which they plead guilty. On a complaint made by the state of Arizona against W r oodard to which he plead guilty, he is re quired to pay $125 for hospital charges which will be incurred by Billie laiuise Foote on or about December 4 when her child is born. Woodard is further required to contribute S2O monthly to the sup port of the child after its birth. — o VFW Auxiliary Official to Visit Local Group Tonite Mrs. Carrena Ward of Tucson, department president of Auxiliaries to Arizona Veterans of Foreign Wars, will make her official visit to Coolidge Auxiliary’ of Sgt. John Wadkins, Jr., post tonight. The meeting will be held at Coolidge Methodist church beginning at 8 p. m. All members and candidates are urged by the president. Mrs. C. E. I>etzring, to be present. A special meeting will also be held by members of Sgt. John Wad kins. Jr. post at the city hall, after which the veterans will Join members of the Auxiliary for a so cial hour. —o — Homemakers Plan Christmas Party Plans were made by the Home makers club at a meeting Tuesday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Ralyph Veazy. for an all-day Christmas party to be held Decem ber 18 in the home of Mrs. F. E. Jones. There will be election of officers in the morning, a covered dish luncheon at noon, a party and gift exchange in the afternoon. Mrs. Berniece Cannedy, county home demonstration agent, gave a lesson on "Personality and Cloth ing” at Tuesday's meeting. Bears Meet Mesa In Last Game of Season Tonight Tough competition expected with Jackrabbits heavier eleven on home grid to night. Game starts at 8. The Mesa Jackrabbits will come to town tonight to mix mith the Coolidge Bears In the season finale for both teams. The game should be a thriller from the opening kick off a* both elevens feature wide open running attacks. Mesa is ranked right behind the great Tuc son high school team in state grid play and ha* only lost two con tests in a tongh 12-game schedule -both to Tucson. The Rabbits have a powerful punrh In Wllford White, their triple threat star, and Marvin Scott, touted as the best end in the state. White, a 440 champion in track, runs like a deer in the open and is also an excellent kicker and passer Scott excels In every department of end play and Is es pecially adept at catching passes. The Mesa line Is bulwarked by two husky tackles in Don Hunsaker and Bob Todd and two fine guards in Warkman ind Suba. The rest of the starting lineup probably will Include Bllno Tenny at center. Clint Dana at end and Don Russell. Dave Rogers and Robert Fuller, backs. M**sa'a starting lineup will average about 165 pounds. The ears starting lineup, aver aging about 151 pounds, will be Nelson Gammon, center. Tom Adame and Jack Pretzer at guards. Oscar Montgomery and Yaxblk Daw at tackles and Bill Ware and Jim Vidano at epds. The backfleld starters are Marlin Wing. Eddie Schell, Jimmie Davis and Mack Mc- Euen. Jimmie and Mack, playing their last game for the Bear*, will be co-captains. Mack will call sig nal*. The Bears are putting their 26- game winning streak on the block in this game and are expected to make a real battle out of It. If the line, sparked by Adame. Pretzer and Mont gun* y. can charge the bigger Mesa forwards even the vaunted White will have to work for his yardage. Even though Mesa is a Class A school and Is by far the toughest competition the Bear* have met In three years, the Bear backs expect to score. The Bear* realize that they are entering the game as the “underdog” and will be satisfied if they play their best game against the ‘Tumblin’ Rabbits " Mack Mc- Kuen and Jimmie Davis are a duo that will be as hard to stop as White and Scott and will go all out to show that they are In the same class as the boys from the Class A schools. Many central Arizona fans, players and coaches believe that they are. Game time tonight has been set for 8 o’clock. The officials will be Dwight Patterson, Mesa. Paul Rose. Casa Grande, and Bill Mc- Connell, Coolidge. -o Mr*. Crow Guest Os Baptist WMS Here on Tuesday Mrs G. D, Crow of Tucson, exec utive secretary of Arizona Wom an’s Missionary Union, was guest speaker at the Woman’s Missionary society of the First Baptist church of Coolidge on Tuesday. She re viewed the current mlsion book “Go Ye.” preparatory to a week of prayer for foreign missions which will be observed by the WMS of the church from December 3 to 7. The meeting was held at the home of the president, Mrs. J. N. Campbell. Pastor and Mrs. Camp bell were hosts to the group for a turkey dinner. Those present were Mesdames A. B. Barnes, Aaron Miller. Alice Keith, W. H. Shipley. Margaret Russell. M. E. I fford, C. C. Livingston, N. W. Moxley, J. W. Simms. W. B. Newcomb. C. C. Liv ingston. W. P. Keith. C. A. Cope land. I. C. Harris. Graham Pastor and Mrs. Crow. Alumni Dance Is Slated Saturday A dinner dance for the alumni of Flagstaff State Teachers college will be held at the Studio club. Phoenix. 'Saturday evening begin ning at 7 o’clock, according to an nouncement of Mrs. Mitchell Ca galj, member of the dance commit tee All Flagstaff alumni and their guests are urged by those in charge to attend. Directions for reaching the Studio club may be obtained bv phoning Mrs. Cagalj. - • Mr. and Mrs. Frank Minton and family of Be-aumont. Calif., are vis iting relatives and friends here. The Mintons are former Coolidge residents. They plan to make their future home in Yuma. Box to Collect ‘Gifts for the Yanks Who Gave’ A box to collect “Gifts for the Yanks Who (lave" was placed In Sprouse-Ueltx window Monday, as a reminder to all pasers-by that they may add a bit of cheer to the Christmas of service men and wom en who will spend the holiday in , hospitals throughout America this year, according to announcement of Mrs. C. F. Hamilton, president of Coolidge American Legion Aux iliary. All packages must be gift-wrap ped and placed In the box by De cember 10. so there will be plenty of time for distribution to various hospitals. Mrs. Hamilton said. The nation-wide project is sponsored by the American Legion and Le gion Auxiliaries. The following gift suggestions are offered by the organtxations as appropriate for hospitalized serv ice men and women: Books, sta tionery and games, toiletries, sleevless sweaters, bedroom slip pers. billfolds, nice handkerchiefs, cigarettes, lighters, identification bracelets, playing cards, fountain pens, picture folders and stands, address books and numerous other items along these lines. The giver should determine whether several small gifts or one comparatively expensive gift should be purchased. o Val’* Food Bank Now Processing Hogs and Turkeys With the exception of one or two pieces of quick freexe equipment Vat's Frozen Food Rank on Cen tral avenue Is ready for operation and the owners. Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Vallazza. this week an nounced they are ready to receive hogs and turkeys for curing and smoking. The equal of any plant west of the Mississippi river, a complete line of refrigerated products as well as the distributorship of Hard er Freez home units are avail able and now on display. Speaking of the delay in receipt of quick freeze equipment. Mr. Val lazza said yesterday, “We expect this equipment for final comple tion of our locker plant to arrive and be installed by mid-December at the latest and Just as soon as installation la complete the locker rooms will be opened. However, our processing plant is now in op eration so that when the remain der of the quick freezing equipment arrives It will be posible to receive beef animals at a faster rate.” o Mrs. Hes* Makes Official Visit to Woman’s Club Here 1 Mrs. H. G. Hess of Warren, southern district president of Ari zona Federation of Women's clubs, made her official vißlt to Coolidge Woman's club on Thursday, when she was honored with a covered dish luncheon in the clubhouse at noon. Mrs. Hess addressed the group on “Peacetime Conversion.” Mrs. Bruce Moody, president, presided at the luncheon. Fall flowers were used In decoration and a corsage was presented to . Mrs. Hess. Isadore Shoore presented a vlo . lin recital in the afternoon. He r was accompanied at the piano by , Mrs. Fern Richardson. Mrs. R. W. Taylor was program chairman. Mrs. Kruse Davis was chairman > of the luncheon committee. She j was assisted by Mrs. D. S. Davis, , Mrs. Rodney Elsberry, Mrs. W. H. Farnsworth, Mrs. W. C. Pew. Mrs. > Jack Pond and Mrs. Wayne Hall. o Home Ec Girls 1 To Give Style 1 Show Monday A style show will be given by the third year class of the Home Economics club on Monday from 11 to 12 o’clock in the home ec . room at Coolidge high school, un der the direction of Mrs. A. S. Addington, home economics teach er. A luncheon will be served follow ing the style show. Mothers of the girls have been invited to at tend, according to announcement by Velda Abbott, president of the club. o • Word was received this week by Mrs. Belle McCullough that her ’ son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Norman ("Sonny) McCullough, became the parents of a baby j daughter, born Friday, November 23, at Modesto. Calif. She weighed eight pounds 12 ounces and they ( have named her Kathleen Dianne. ‘ Her father, who is serving as a seaman first class with the navy, is now en route home from Japan. • Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Harris and Mrs. Glenn Carter spent Wednes day in Phoenix on business. Jimmy Faul Home - ( " Vw K w jps • ' 1 JIMMY FAUL Lt. James Faul arrived home this week from Ft. Bliss, Texas, after serving approximately two years In the European theater. He has been awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry badge, ETO rib bon with four campaign stars, and the Pr>e-Pearl Harbor ribbon. Faul was wounded in Belgium during the battle of the bulge. At the conclusion of his leave he will report to Beaumont hos pital, El Paso, Texas, for medical clearanoe prior to discharge. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Faul. o Veterans Bureau To Open in Phoenix On December 3rd The regional office of the U. S. Veterans Administration Is In the process of being moved to Phoe nix where It will be opened on De cember 3. 1945, In the Ellis build ing, according to W. T. Hardaway, manager. All mall pertaining to matters within the jurisdiction of the re gional office should be addresesd to the Veterans Administration, El lis Building, Phoenix. Airzona, after November 30. 1945. Matters pertaining to the Tuc son hospital should be addressed as in the past to the Veterans Ad ministration. Tucson, Arizona. For the benefit of those veterans in Coolidge and vicinity desiring information or desiring to apply for medical treatment or hospital ization. the treatment station now operating in Room 233-A, new post office building In Phoenix, will con tinue through December 7, 1945, and all personal contacts in con nection with such benefits in Phoe nix should be made at that office through December 7, 1945. o Bartlett and Faul Elected to Offices At State FBF Meet Archie Bartlett was elected di rector for Pinal county at the an nual convention of the Arizona Farm Bureau Federation, held at the Hotel Adams, Phoenix, this week. R. A. Faul was elected commodity director of poultry. Clyde Neely of Gilbert was elected : president to succeed L. G. Vinson. Fewer resolutions than custom ary were adopted by the bureau federation members. They took note, however, of the high carry over of cotton and asked all organ izations to support the National Cotton Council’s program for new cotton uses to reduce the surplus. Another resolution asked the government to correct its order that removed Arizona and the west ern states from the 40 per cent set aside on Grade B beef so fed eral purchase. o Walter L. Martin Receives Discharge Walter L. Martin, SKV 1/C, has received an honorable discharge from the US navy after serving 30 months, most of which was spent in the European theater. Martin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Martin and has return ed to Coolidge to resume civilian life. He was employed by the Southern Pacific Railroad com pany before entering service. o • Mr. and Mrs. William Killings worth and family of Houston, Texas, plan to make their home in Coolidge as soon as housing ar rangements can be made. They are visiting relatives in Casa Grande at present. o PFC. CLEO BROWN is here on 30-day furlough after serving 14 months with the US marine corps in the South Pacific. He entered • service in December of 1943. Brown is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Brown and family. At the conclusion of his furlough he will report to Santa Barbara, Cali fornia. Eddie Schell Tops Two-Day Junior Parada For the second year Schell wins world’s champion ju nior cowboy title. Contesting before more than 2,000 spectators at the Florence Junior Parada on Saturday and Sunday, Eddie ’Schell of Coolidge annexed the world's champion ju nior cowboy title for the second successive year, the first champion to win the title twice in the 13 years or Junior Parada history. Schell got off to a good start on Saturday when with his dad, As bury, he won the father and son wild cow milking event in 33 sec onds. On Sunday with his partner Jimmy Mercer, he topped the team tying event with the good time of 27 seconds. When the calf roping event came along he threw a loop over first place with the fast time of 19.6 seconds. With his dad, As bury, he won the wild cow milking event again Sunday. This gave him 187.5 points to take the cham pionship and the gold trophy for the best all-around contestant. Runner-up for the championship title was Donald McDaniel with 175 points. McDaniel won Satur day's team tying event. He placed second in Saturday's calf riding event for ages 5-13 and with his dad was third in the wild cow milk ing. High point bareback bronc rider and winner of the special Marlin Cole prize was Bill Foley. He was presented with a hand-made bridle by Marlin Cole of Florence. Saturday Events Calf roping, ages 5 to 13: First, Donald McDaniel; second, Johnny Clem; third, Hank Davis. Brahma bull riding: First, Ed Pa dilla; second, Amos Hawkins, Jr.; third, Tony Verdugo. Team tying: First Donald Mc- Daniel; no second or third. Calf riding, ages 5 to 13: First, Lawrence McDaniel; second, Don ald McDaniel, third, Edsel Steele. Calf roping, ages 14 to 18: First, Leroy Tucker; second, Johnny Norton; third, A1 Moore. Bareback bronc riding, ages 14 to 18: First. Bill Foley; second. Jack Morgan; third, Clarence Knight. . Father and son wild cow milk ing: First, Eddie Schell and Dad Asbury; second, Amos Hawkins Jr. and Dad Amos; third, Donald McDaniel and Dad Truman. Jackpot calf roping open to the world: First, Asbury Schell, 16.1 seconds. Sunday Events Calf roping, ages 5 to 13: First, Kemper Marley, Jr.; second, Hank Davis; third, Lawrence McDaniel. Brahma bull riding: First, Del bert Brooks; second, Gildardo Pa dilla; third, Pringy Ramirez. Team tying: First, Jimmy Mer cer; second, Lloyd Davis; third Gildardo Padilla. Calf riding, ages 5 to 13: First, Dave 'Sumerville; second and third tied, Chuck Clemans, Gary Holt. Calf roping, ages 14 to 18: First, Eddie Schell; second, Lloyd Davis; third, Dick Bryce. Bareback bronc riding, ages 14 to 18: First, Mike Bank; second and third tied, George Aldoff and ' Jack Edwards. Father and son wild cow milk ing: First, Eddie Schell and Dad Asbury; second, Kemper Marley, Jr., and Dad Kemper; third, John ny Clem and Dad Jack. Jackpot calf roping event open to the world: First, Sam McKin ney, 19.3 seconds. o Rotarians Hear Os Date Culture From Paul Diffin Coolidge Rotarians heard the : story of the date palm and its cul ■ ture in Arizona and California, the only two states in the union where dates may be successfully grown, from Paul Diffin. Diffin has made a hobby of date culture since moving onto the des ert east of Florence several years ago and now has plans to grow dates for commercial markets. The speaker took his listeners along a “date project” from selec tion of a suitable two-acre plot, through planting, flowering and pollination together with the har vest of a small commercial crop at the end of the third season. Coming back to the club for the first time since his call to the serv ice more than three years ago was Doctor J. T. O’Neil who was given a warm welcome. And becoming a member of the club Wednesday ! was Bruno Valazza of Val’s Frozen Food Bank. —» o • E. F. Kellner is in Florence hos pital with penumonia. He is re ported to be doing as well as can be expected.