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1946 ■ Happy New Year ■ 1946
Bears Upset Glendale Cards Cy 21-19 Score Wilton’s men show new de fense improvement. Next game with Chandler on January 5. The Coolidge Rears upst-t the Glendale Cardinals last Friday by a score of 21 to IS. In winning their first game of the season after dropping their opener to Gilbert the ('oolidge squad showed a com plete reversal of form. The Hears scored first and held an ft to 3 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Glendale de fense tightened then while the Cards boosted their score to lead 10 »o 9 at half-time. Tight defen sive play continued through the thin! j**riod with the game tied at 16-16 at the end of the quarter Mack MrKuen and Marlin Wing s« o r ed a basket each and Bill Ware cashed a free throw in the final quarter while the Cards could only add 3 points The game was featured by the outstanding defense play of the Hear*. Marlin Wing played a hang tip all-round floor game while Jim Vidano. Marvin Wing and Hill Ware repeatedly took the ball away from the taller and heavier Glen dale boys on jump-halls and off 4he backboards. Mark M< Kuen sparked the Hears on offense and racked up 13 points for high scoring honors. Barry Arney, Johnnie Roper vi d Henry Corking ea« h scored 4 points for the Cards. The Bears are due for a lay-off over the holidays with their next home game with Chandler on Sat urday. January 5. O McEuen-Davis Set Fcr North-South Game Saturday Ma«k Me Kuen and Jimmie Davis of the ('oolidge nears football team are in Tucson this week working out with the all-star South grid team which will meet a team of boys representing the northern section of the state Saturday night in the Cnlversity of Arizona sta dium Davis will play at fullback and M< Kuen at right half in th» straight T-formation, which Hnllin Gridley. South coach, will use. Kach boy on the squad will play, half of the game with no first or se«-ond teams to be selected. The South will be represented by 24 boys in the game, which was orig inated by the Cniverslty of Arizona' coach, Mike Casteel. On Christ-i mas day the squads were guests j at a party held for them at the Pio neer hotel in Tucson. p ivc From Coolidge injured When Car Overturns, Oklahoma Five Coolidge citizens sustained minor Injuries and shock last Thursday when R M. Cptona car hit a soft shoulder near Erick. Oklahoma and overturned. Cpton was driving. Other occupants of the car were his wife, their seven year old daughter. Mrs. J. D Smith and her mother. Mrs. Ida L. Col lins. Mrs. Collins and Mrs Smith were enroute to Briscoe. Oklahoma, to attend the last rites of Lloyd their son and brother respectively. The Uptons were en route to spend the holidays with her sister and family. When news of the accident reached ('oolidge Smith left Imme diately for Erick. He returned Wednesday with bis wife and other members of the party returned Thursday. —o Eight Stores to Close for 2-Day New Year’s Holiday Eight Coolidge stores will ob serve New Year with a two-day holiday this year. Stores that will close on Monday and Tuesday are Popular Department Store. John son's Firestone Home and Auto Supply. Mandell and Harris. Mir kin's Dry Goods Store. Harry Hloch's Variety Store. Sprouse- Reitx. Hymac and Skippers. o Christmas Recital At Moody Home There was a Christmas party and musical recital at the home of Mrs Bruce Moody for her younger pupils Saturday afternoon. Parents and friends were guests. Christmas carols were sung and gifts distrib uted at the conclusion of the re dtaL Those taking part were: Janice and Anice Busby Wallace. Jackie Neighbors. Edith Wing. Lois Rogers. Helen Lois Carver and Brent Moody. o • Mrs. Bonnie Cowart of Buckeye is a house guest of Mrs. Freman Rose during the holidays. Cooltiac^i^xantmcr VOLUME 16 . . i Advantages Os Air Base Acquisition By Town Is Cited By J. J. JONES . One of the most important ques tions now (tending, is what to do with surplus property and the best I way to do it. My purpose now is to deal with only one item of government prop erty and that is buildings construct ed at flying fields, training bases and all kind of government con struction at the various projects throughout the country. There are thousands of projects, I in and near as many towns, that have to be sold or disposed of. I wish to call attention to the proj ects, all in Pinal county. There Marana air and training field, the Florence internment camp and the Coolidge air base. Now i will eliminate the Marana and Florence projects and confine my remarks to and call your atten tion particularly to the Coolidge air base. This project is located some sev en miles southeast of Coolidge. It j cost more than a million dollars, and if sold to some dealer for specu iation would probably bring, say not to exceed one per cent or less, of the total cost. Now* there are many things that could be done | with this project. There are more J than I<K> buildings, a sewer system. Hater system, swimming pool and many other improvements. The streets mostly have been paved or oiled, has street and yard improve-1 ments, is well located as to roads and highways and has a wonderful landing strip for plant's. Could thi* property be taken over, under a grant from the government, by th* state, county or town of Coolidge this would make an ideal country club, golf course, county fair ground and also a base for all kinds of planes, both commercial and pri vate. Coolidge has no steam laundrv and could take over two or three o f these buildings and build what ir needed. It would be an excellent location and could service th* : whole county. This is one of the largest and j j most successful cotton growing j ! districts in the west. A textile j mill would be a wonderful ailven-J ture on this property. Due to th* 1 housing shortage, many of th buildings could be converted int<- rooms and apartments to lake car* of workers employed in any project Further, there are several hundred veterans and others looking for ! living quarters. If these buildings could be made into living quarters j and rented they would bring a good revenue. I refer the readers of this story to an article entitled "How W e f an Mske Jobs for Millions." written by J. A. Krug, retiring chairman of the national War Production Board. This article is In the January. 1946 American on page 20. It is my opinion something can be worked out whereby Coolidge air base might be maintained as a whole and used by the people of Coolidge. Florence and Casa Gran de as a county-wide project. If sold intact to some textile con cern or some other manufacturing organization it would benefit the whole state of Arizona as well as this community. I hope that Coolidge town coun cilmen through the chamber of commerce and other civic organi zations might be able to acquire this property and utilize it to the best interests of the community and state. Family Gathering At Arnold Home A family gathering was cele brated at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Arnold on Christmas. Those present were: the Reverend and Mrs. Sellars and son. Robby. of Oceanside. California. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Gibson of Elsinore. California. Mr. and Mrs. C A. Whitlow. Sr., and daughter. Rosa lie. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Whitlow, i Jr., and son. Chuckie. Mr. and Mrs. Alva Weaver and daughter. Wanda. Mr. and Mrs. George Morrell. Mr and Mrs. Jo La Zarr. Mrs. Charles Whitlow, all of Florence. Mr. and Mrs. William Hall of Tucson. Miss Pat Somerton of Hollywood. Cali fornia. Miss Sara Louise Arnold. Sgt. Bill Carlin, Luke Field, and Benny Arnold. o •Guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Cole for Christmas din ner were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ix>ck hart of Inspiration and Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Maud and family of Casa Grande. •IN THE CEN TER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” COOL IDGE, PINAL COUNTV, ARIZONA. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1945 ★‘ ★ Coolidge Official Population 3300 The population of Coolidge is 33(H), it was learned Thursday morning. A wire from J. C. Capp. director of census, Washington, i>. (’., to Mayor C. W. Lewis, read j as follows: "I hereby certify that the popula , tion of the town of Coolidge is 3300. ! Certification follows.” o ■ ■ - ■ Weekend Shower* Too Light to Aid Crops and Ranges Light rains which fell here Sat urday and Sunday were slightly beneficial to land and crops but there wasn't enough of it to notice ably raise the low- level of the 'San Carlos reservoir at ('oolidge dam A total of less than a half inch or rain fell during the two days. On Saturday, .23 of an Inch was measured and on Sunday 14 of an Inch fell About all the good It did was to settle the dust and make life easier for influenza sufferers. The rainfall in the area which feeds the San Carlos reservoir was so slight that the lake’s gain bare ly registered on the engineer's measuring apparatus The reser voir, as of December 24 held a pal ! try 13.300 acre feet of water. The j light weekend showers added only 2t)o acre feet. Heavier rains fell j In lhat genera! portion of the state, j but perversely diminished at a point too far west to help raise the Coolidge dam level. So far this year the relatively heavy snow falls In the northern part of the state have not ranged far enough southward to benefit San Carlos water users. Reservoir officials are anxiously hoping for heavy snow in January and Feb ruary in the San Carlos watershed They are apprehensive of the pros pective outlook, for farmers and ranchers who depend on water from this source If the area gets another dry winter. The level of the reser voir has been steadily diminishing since 19(1 when the lake held a comfortable 725,000 acre feet of water. o R. E. Rowland Is Called bv Death After Long Illness R K. Rowland. 75. passed away at Floren* e Hospital Monday after noon. He had been ill for the past nine months and came here three months ago from Baxter Springs. Kansas, w ith his wife. Their daugh ter. Mrs. R. K. Crumm and family have lived in Coolidge for several years. Survivors are the widow, a son. Clarence E. Rowland of Great Bend, Kansas, who was here when his father passed away; four daugh ters. Mrs. C. H. Hohler of Cave-In- Rock. 111., Mrs. T. A. Scott of Galena, Kansas. Mrs. G. M. Emer son of Baxter Springs. Kansas, and Mrs. Crumm of Coolidge. The body was taken to Baxter Springs Tuesday for interment In the family plot. Clothing Drive Nets 400 Garments Here A clothing collection drive, spon sored by the Coolidge First Bap tist church, will help clothe needy peoples in destitute countries of the Far East. Residents of Cool idge responded generously to the idea for unused garments, said Rev. J .N. Campbell, and the com mittee, headed by Mrs. J. W. Simms, packed three barrels and one large carton of clothes. They were shipped to the headquarters of the United Church Drive in Mo desto, Calif., for transshipment to the Philippine Islands, Thailand and Korea. The Coolidge collection, totaling 4<»o garents .will aid ill-clad chil dren. women and men. made desti tute by the war and the ravaes of the Japanese army. • o Harris to Speak At Baptist Church Marvjn Harris, who has received a discharge from the service after 25 months of service in the Eu ropean theater of operations, will speak at the First Baptist church here on Sunday night at 7:30 o'clock, according to announcement of the pastor. Reverend J. N. Campbell. Harris is attending Hardin-Sim mons univedsity at Abilene, Texas, a Baptist colloge. He is here with his wife the former Anne Kirk of Coolidge. to spend the holidays with their respective parents Cpl. Harris Home For Xmas Holidays Cpl. James H. Harris. U. S ; Marine Corps, returned home Sat- I urday on 10-day leave from Corona ■ Hospital, California. to spend • | Christmas with his parents, Mr. I > * JAMES H. HARRIS and Mrs. I. C. Harris and family. The occasion was one of special significance for the Harris family. as it marks the first time Corporal > Harris has been home since his! release from a Japanese Prisoner 1 of War Camp in August. Harris returned to the states via plane In September and there was | a family reunion when he reached ] Corona Hospital. He joined the ma rine corps in 1941 and was taken j prisoner in 1942. His present leave; is Harris first visit home in four I years. o Judge W. G. Roche to Seek Reelection Judge William G- Roche an- j noun* e* his candidacy for re- ! election to the office of justice of. the i*eare for Coolidge in the j coming Democratic primary elec- j tion. Judge Roche has h**en a resident . of Arizona since 1909. and has ! lived in Coolidge since 1929. He succeeded Charles Klledge in the office of Justice of the peace in August. 1942. when the latter went into the armed services. He has since b« < i n reelected to the office twice. o • A family Christmas «!inn*• r at the home of Mr. and Mrs Herbert Han na included Mr. and Mrs. it. H Pottebaum, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Pottebaum and son. Wayne, and Mr. and Mrs. Clark Smith all of Casa Grande. Mr. and Mrs. W. E Plumb of Casa Grande were over-1 night guests on Christmas at tin* Hanna home. o • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lotnks will go to Tucson today where he will have the cast removed from his arm, broken in a recent automobile accident. Zellweger Motors Now Displays New 1946 Model Oldsmobile The distinctive new Oldmobiie for 1946, attractively styled and modern to the minute, is now be ing displayed at the Zellweger Mo tors showroom in Coolidge. When peak production has been reached, an even dozen smart new body styles will complete the 1946 offerings. These will offer a wide selection in three series—the "66.” ”76-78’ and “98,” on 119-inch, 125- inch and 127-inch wheelbases re spectively. The “66’ series, in the low price field, will include the club sedan, four-door sedan, club coupe, con vertible coupe and station wagon. All are powered with six-cylinder engines. The "76-78" series in the medium price range, will offer the club sedan, deluxe sedan, four-door sedan and deluxe four-door sedan. Both six and eight cylinder motors are available in this series. The •“98” series in the medium price field will offer three body styles— the club sedan, four-door sedan and convertible coupe each of which will be powered with Olds mobile’s eight cylinder 110 horse power engine. General Motors Hydra-Matic Drive, which affords fully auto matic shifting through all four for ward speeds and eliminates the clutch pedal, has been extensively improved during the war years and remains one of the most important features of the new ca-s. Hydra- Matic Drive, of a type identical in Pioneer Resident Os Florence Is Called By Death I)r. George Foreman Huffman, a resident of Florence since 1913, passed away at the Pinal county hospital before one o'clock Christ mas morning. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ora Dicus Huffman of Florence, his son I)r. John Huff man. who at present awaits a naval discharge, and a brother Dr. Ira j Huffman of Tucson. I)r. Huffman was born May 1. 1875 on a farm in Polk county. lowa, sixteen miles from Des Moines. He was graduated by a medical school in lowa at the age of twenty-five and began practicing medicine immediately. In 1902 I>r. Huffman was united in marriage with Ora Ellen Dicus. also a resident of lowa. Before coming to Florence I)r. Huffman lived in Tucson and Winkelman. He came from Winkel- I man to Florence to take over duties relinquished at the county hospital j by Dr. George Brock way. During his residence in Florence Dr. Huffman hail charge of the | county hospital for a period of 15 years. He also acted as prison doc tor and was doctor and surgeon for the Southern Pacific railroad. In 1918 I)r. Huffman built a home 1 and private hospital in Florence. Dr. Huffman was a member of the Christian church ami a charter ■ member of the Altona Masonic ! lodge of lowa. Funeral services Sunday after noon at the Presbyterian church will be In charge of the Florence Masonic Lodge No. 9. Complete funeral arrangements will be made ; after the arrival of I)r. John Huff man on Friday. Internment will I he at Florence. .—o Gifts Received By ) Service Men At POW Camp Hospital j Christmas was made brighter for 43 service men at Florence POW Camp Hospital when ‘Gifts for the Yanks Who Gave were delivered from Coolidge residents by Mrs. Edith Hamilton president, of the American legion Auxiliary of Coo lidge. Mrs. Honey Hamby. Mrs. Ivy Vensel and Miss Esther Zerr. After the gifts were distributed those who delivered them were served coffee and cake by members ' of the hospital staff. o- Nnw Year’s Eve Get-Together at Methodist Church There will be a New Years Eve i g* t together at Coolidge Methodist church Monday night. December 31, at 9:30 p. m.. according to an nouncement of the pastor. Rev. Olin K Lehman. There will be worship ami the evening will close writh Holy Communion at midnight. ’Sunday’s sermon topic will be “New Commitments.” principle with that employed in Oldstnobile .underwent rigid army tests and proved its stamina and durability. By reason of this ex cellence of performance, it was adopted for use in tanks, "alliga tors.” armored cars, trucks, “ducks" and other military vehicles Hydra-Matic Drive has a war rec ord of which its designers are ex tremely proud. Os all the cars produced by Olds mobile in its 48-year history, the lf»4« models are the most colorful literally and figuratively. With production at the factory constant ly increasing, many body styles and options are scheduled to be come available at an early date in a wide range of color choices. Interiors of the new Oldsmobiles are triumphs of the expert body builder’s art. Skilled Fisher body craftsmen, using only the finest materials, have created in the new Oldsmobiles for 1946 the most ap pealing interior ensembles ever of fered by this division of General Motors. Beauty, convenience, dur ability and comfort all are stressed in the various appointments. Up holstery fabrics are fine in quality, long-lasting and wearing. Both front and rear seats are wide, with ample cushioning for passenger comfort. Window areas are large ' and afford good visibility. Instru ment panels group proper dials di rectly before the driver’s eyes, con - tributing both to convenience and i safety. NUMBER 43 Airport on Lookout For Trespassers OfficialH at Coolidge airport are on the lookout for persons who have been tampering with planes and equipment recently. Evidence has been fund that the miscreants believed to be teen-age youngsters have prowled the grounds at night, meddling with hunger equipment and even entering the planes. o Coolidge Rainbow Girls To Attend State Assembly Representative* from Coolidge Assembly of the Rainbow for Girls will attend the state meeting at Phoenix Friday to Sunday. The girls will be .accompanied by Mrs. Karl Smith, mother advisor of Coo lidge assembly. Among those planning to make Kyser, Betty Ruth Moody, Joan the trip are: Madge Dixon, 'Sue McEuen. Alice Loucks, Patsy John son, Betty Clark, Eleanor Clark, Helen Pew. Marilyn Elsberry. all of Coolidge, and Mary Douglas of Florence o Watch Party Is Planned at Community Church A watch night party ts planned at Community Presbyterian church on New Year’s eve, Monday, De cember 31. This will be in place of the regular family night pot luck supper. Church members will meet at 8:30 p. m. Monday for games followed by a devotional program in charge of the Youth Fellowship. Those attending are requested and refreshments, which will be by chairmen of the evening to bring sandwiches, cookies, or cake, instead of the usual dishes. There will be no meeting of the Rev. Joseph Kamphuis' boy scout troop until after January 7. according to announcement this week. o Concert Presented Rv CUHS Band and Girls’ Glee Club A conceit by Coolidge high school band and the Girl’s Glee Club was given in the high school auditorium Thursday evening, De cember 20, under the direction of Isadore Shoore, music instructor. The concert was well-attended and outstandingly good. The program follows: Band—Chorale, O Light of Life. Bortniansky; March, Jewell; Pil grim Chorus from Tannhauser, '.Vagner; Onward Ye Peoples. 81- | belius. Arrangement for band by Franko Goldman. Glee Club Childrens Prayer, Humperdinck, from “Hansel and Gretel". Accompanist: Marian Bau man; Giannina Mia, “Firefly”, Friml. Accompanist, Nadine Mc- Cleery; Philosophy, Emmell, ac companist, Margaret Davison. Band. The Fighting Spirit. Jew ell; Christmas Medley, arranged by Del,amater; Kiss Me Again, “M’U Modiste”, V. Herbert; The Crusa ders Overture. Buchtel. The Crusaders Overture: In spired by the deep sincerity of the medieval leaders who organized the Crusaders to regain the Holy Land from Its captors, the composer has linked together several of the gen eral moods related to the romantic story of the Crusaders. Those who took part In the con cert were, Glee Club personnel: Caroline Alexander, Helen Ander son, Pauline Appel, Marian Gau man, Bennie Boone, Donna Burk, Billie June Burroughs, Elinor Clark, Margaret Davison. Rosemary Davison, Mary Lou Dobson, Rita Dorian. Mary Jean Ford, Betty Gill Doris Gomez, Joan Hoover, Mar jorie Livingston. Alice Loucks. Ann Magill. Earline Mauldin. Na dine McCleery. Joann McEuen. Billie McMullen. Bette Moody. Gloria Nousch. Nancy Nowell. Helen Pew, Carol Rover, Joyce ■Simmons. Dorothy Sipes, Barbara Spooner, Rhama Sturgeon, Patsy Tripp. Velma Troutt, Imogene Un derwood and Ora Yates. Band personnel, high school: Bennie Boone, Billie J. Burroughs. Glyn Hanks. Anne Jellison, Hib berd Knape. Alice Loucks, Earline Mauldin, Nadine McCleery, Nancy Nowell, Earl Partch, Nedra J. Ray. Rhama Sturgeon, Vance Taylor, Marion Scudder, Vera Sellers, Edna Veazev, James Wolf and Helen Wuertz. North School: Joe Lopez. Jackie Stonehocker, Elizabeth Truitt. Bert Slater, John Knight, post-graduate, and Tony Lopez. Chest X Rays j Given Over 870 Persons Here Influenza epidemic kept many who registered at home during mobile unit’s three-day visit here. Over i>7o persons received chesi A. i.tjs during lue coolidge vit.ii ol the siate mobile neauii unit oi Arizona Auti-’i uoercuiosia Associa tion on Wednesday, Thursday and r riday, according to Mrs. li. A 1 UlKer - President of Coolidge Par i eut- Teacher association, sponsors 01 the health drive. This was far adult Os the number mobile unit oilicials had set as their goal but influenza which was rampant in Coolidge at the time is believed to have prevented many from attend ing, Mrs Unger said Indians of the vicinity responded practically 100 per cent to the op portunity of free chest X rays and the results, as a whole, were touuu to be good, Mrs .Unger said. Of ficials of the three-day health drive were disappointed in the poor re sponse from Coolidge food handlers r hose from Vah-Ki fun and Geo. Y. Wah turned out 100 per cent for the X rays, but other stores, res lauiants, and businesses employ ing tood handlers did not make such a perfect record, officials said. Also, the colored popula tion of Coolidge did not turn out lor the X rays as expected, but this was due to misunderstanding of the time set for their X rays. The mobile unit will be in Flor ence the latter part of January or early Februay, according to plan ned schedule and will be in Casa Grande later In the year. Those who missed having X rays made while the unit was here will have an opportunity to do so while it is in Florence or Casa Grande and it is hoped that all will take ad vantage of the opportunity, es pecially the food handlers, Mrs. Unger said. Officials of the three-day health survey and Coolidge PTA wish to publicly express appreciation to the following persons for their aid and assistance during the drive: Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Taylor, Mrs. Sue Steward, Mrs. Alice Keith, Mrs. E. G. Nousch, Mrs. H. L. Hol land, Mrs. James Denniston, Mrs. A. L. Nowell, Mrs. Roger lies, Mrs. George Murr, Mrs. Herbert Hanna, Mrs. M. M. Ware, Mrs. C. W. Lew is, Mrs, L. E. Long, Mrs. Walter Smith, and Mrs. Glenn Carter, all of whom assisted at the high school during the survey. Mrs. May Thompson and other registration chairmen who gave their time and services in work preparatory to the arrival of the unit. o Yates Celebrate Christmas with Family Gathering Christmas at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Yates, Valley Farms, this year is an occasion that will never be forgotten by those pres ent. The Yates family circle was complete for the first time in five years, and included their son, Law dell Yates, and son-in-law, ky Jacks, who were for many months prisoners of the Japs and Germans respectively. It was the first Christmas Yates had spent at homo in five years and the first Jacks had spent at home In three years. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Simmons and family. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Yates and fam ily, Mrs. Ray Jacks of Tucson, Mrs. Murrie Storie and Jack’s fa ther from California. Pfc. Murrie Storie, USMC, was In San Diego after eight months service In the South Pacific, but due to congest ed traveling conditions, was unable to reach home in time for Christ mas. o New Years Eve Dance Will Be Held Monday Nite Final arrangements were com pleted this week for the Ameri can Legion and Legion Auxiliary New Years Eve dance to be held Monday night at Legion Hall from 9 to 1 ocloc-k. Special arrangements in keeping with the occasion have made for an evening of fun, con fetti, noise-makers, and traditional greeting of the New Year. Mrs. Edith Hamilton and Mrs. Ivy Vensel are co-chairmen of ar rangements. The dance is open to the public and tickets will be sold at the door. Members of the door committee are: Mr. and Mrs. Ancel Taylor, Mrs. Arthur Burtcher and Don Paul. • Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Bartlett and Worth K. Bartlett, S 2/C, were dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Morbouse of Flor ence on Christmas. o •Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Holland and son, Buster, are spending the holi day season in Tennessee with rela tives.