Newspaper Page Text
Jim Davis Wins Fullback Spot
On All-State Football Team Mcfcwen named to third team backfield. Both help bouth team to wallop North in Tucson game Saturday night. Jim Davis. bulwark of Coolidge High school's fine football eleven, was accorded the highest honors to befall a high school gridman. when he was selected by a vote of coaches throughout the state a* fullback on the All-State football team. The quality of Davis' play throughout the season just past, in which his power, speed and back field generalship made him feared by all opposition, had virtually assured him of a place on the all state eleven. The ability of Mack SlcEuen. Davis’ running partner, also re ceived recognition, winning him a backfield berth on the thirjl team. Despite the fact that Coolidge'? games were seen by comparatively few of the experts, word got around by mid-season that its backfield matched that of any school In the state, including Mesas and Tuc son's. Coolidge has long bad the reputation of turning out more fine athletes than any other school It? size in the state. Coach Glenn Wilson’s squad steam -roller***? through it? 1945 season, experiencing no major trouble until the rioal game which it dropped to a Class A Mesa I el* ven. Rival coaches were almost unani- [ motis in their praise for Davis. In I making his selections foi the ali state team. Coac h George Ahee oi I Florence, wrote: *'Jim Davis is a I good football player. He has size, speed and a great will to play. It* ha? made Coolidge a good ball club the past three years." Further praise came from a well known college critic who called Davis far and away the best high school fullback in Arizona. In singling out Mcßnen for hon ors. the experts merely confirmed what Coolidge fans have known all season: that Mack, a smart and hard-hitting ball carrier. was worthy of all-state recognition. The all-Arfxona first team lined up as follows: iiackfield —Wllford White. Mesa; Oscar Carrillo. Tuc son. Manuel AJa, Glendale; Jim ’ Davis. Coolidge Ends —Ernest Walkup. Phoenix Union: Marvin Scott. Mesa. Tackle —Jiin Tregii boff, Glendale; Joe Kelley. Tucson. Guards —Norman Saba. Mesa. Har ry Goss. North Phoenix. Center- Dick Johnson. St. Mary’s. Davis, six-foot one-inch. 196 pounds, was the tallest and heav iest man in the backfield. Both Davis and McKuen took part In the North-South game at Tucson Saturday night and aided , materially in Souths crushing 27-0 victory. Delpite the one-sided score it was a tight, hard-fought game with long runs. Interceptions and beautiful passes holding the fans' j attention throughout Not until the second quarter was the South able to score, when Jerry Crawford. Yu nia reeled of| a 28-yard run to th* North's three and one-half yard line Hal Woods. Thatcher, went through to score and then convert ed and the South led 7-0. Shortly after the second half opened Jimmy Davis got loose on Legion and Auxiliary New Years Eve Dance Proves Big Success Approximately 500 persons at tended the New Year’s Eve dance given by the American I/egion and Legion Auxiliary of Coolidge at Legion hall Monday night. The hall was dec-orated in red and green streamer- Confetti and noise makers of various kinds added to the air of festivity and helped to usher in the New Year with a rousing welcome. General chairmen of arrange ments were Mrs. Edith Hamilton, president of the Auxiliary. Mrs. Ivy Vensel and Ben Arnold. Those -who served on the dec - orating committee were Mr. and Mrs. William Short. Mrs. Honey Hamby. Miss Esther Zerr, Ralph Grossmlller. Bill Urton and Fred Hamilton. Members of refreshment com mittee were Arthur Burtcher, Carl ■Sprinkles and Pierce Vensel. Thos f> who served on the door committee were Mrs. Arthur Burtcher. Ansel Taylor and Don Paul. o Nadine McCleery Is Party Hostess Nadine McCleery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E R McCleery. was hostess for a Christmas party and gift exchange at her home last Sunday. Games and the serving of refreshments completed the party. Those present were Betty Clark. Eleanor Clark. Madge Dixon. Mil dred Merrill. Nedra Ray. Rosemary Davison. Rosalee Horton. Della 1.00 Wofford. Mary Jo Bates, and Gloria Kenworthy. o • Mr. and Mrs. F. FI Mauldin were hosts for a .cocktail party at their home on New Year's FN'e. following which the Rroup attended the dance at Lepton hall. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. W C. Gladden. Mr. and Mr*. Earl Smith and Mrs. J. L. Haley. After the dance a buffet supper was served at the Maul din home. one of his famous long runs, gal loping 30 yards to the North's 35- yard strip**. The scoring threat didn't materialize .however, and it wasn't until a little later, when Wllford iWblxzer) White, of Mesa, returning a punt to the North 30- yard line, set up South's second score. White took a pass from Carrillo on the 25 and went the distance to score. Carey, of Tuc son. converted. I*ate In the third period South struck again. White passed to his Mesa teammate. Marvin Scott, to place the ball on the 14. Jim Davis bulled through for two yards. White passed twice. 7 yards to Carey, and over the goal to Scott. Carey again converted and South went out, 21-0. In the final quarter the South second team went in. They came very nearly scoring early In the period, being turned back at the two foot line. An intercepted pass by Hancock, SaTford. on the South 25 and a beautiful 75-yard run by the Safford boy. was good for South's last Tl>. coming with four and one-half minutes to play. Woods failed to convert. Bears Ready For 'Weekend Games Travel to Superior Friday for Double-Header. Chan dler Comes for Saturday Night Gaipe. The Coolidge Bears' basketball | teams travel to Superior tonight where tliey'wlU take on the Tiger? in a double-header. Little is known of the strength of the Superior team but they always have an ad vantage on their small home floor On Saturday night the Hear quin tets meet the strong Chandler Wolves on the Coolidge court. The j Wolves have lost two games this i season but both to strong oppon ents, Tucson and Gilbert. On th* basis of comparative scores close games are expected. There will be a grade school pre j Hmi nary game at 6 30 p. m. with the first high school contest **-t j for 7:30. In meeting Chandler the j Bears will be seeking their second ! win of the season. They dropped their opener to Gilbert but hit their stride In the second, defeating j Glendale 21-19. C. W. Stokes Will Open Law Offices Here Next Week C. W Stokes will open law offices at 117 South Main Street on January 10. He passed ! the bar examination in Arizona in 1936. following which he prac ticed law in Florence and was foi three years manager of Final Title and Trust company. Stokes entered service In 1941 and was discharged as a Lt. Col onel In November of 1945. He served as commander of a com bat tasl* battalion. Stokes has purchased the E. G. Moyer home In West Coolidge and will move here with his family next week. * 0 • Mr. and Mrs. I). H Richards of Phoenix were overnight guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Her bert Hanna on Monday. Guests for dinner on New Year's day were Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Plumb, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Lane. Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Pottebauin. all of Casa Grande, and Mr. and Mrs. Richards. The same group attended the New Year's Eve dance at Legion hall Monday evening, after which a buffet supper was served at the Hanna home. • Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Crunun and family were dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Chris tensen Wednesday. Receives Discharge IP \ HERBERT TIFFANY Pvt. George Herbert Tiffany has recently received an honorable discharge from the army after ten months service in the Euro pean theater of operations. H« is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Y. Tiffany and entered service in August of 1943. His wife and four children make their home at ; Mesa. Cooltfig,e|^S^amtncr “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE’* VOLUME 16 Phelps Dodge Pays Project $275,000 License Stickers Delayed Two Weeks Reprint of 1946 motor stick ers under way. Entire state lot found to be faulty. Arizona law requires all automo biles to be registered by January 1 and a penalty of a double registra tion fee Is applied after February I. but this year car and truck owners will not be able to gs-t their 1946 motor vehicle registra tion stickers for another two weeks The stickers, which will be issued in lieu of license plates, were found to be faulty by the Jeffries Bank note company of .Ix»s Angeles, which has the contract for furnish ing them, necessitating reprint of the entire lot. M. A. Goodman, superintendent ;of the motor vehicle division of the Arizona highway department, j ?aid the Jefferies Banknote com pany is working 24 hours a day in an effort to rush the reprinting of J the stickers. Goodwin is preparing i letter to all county assessors ex- , plaining the situation, he said The original contract called for i delivery of the stickers by Novem i her 30. but the company was un able to obtain the paper In time .to comply with that date. When j ihe job was finally completed the j company found that under tests nu merals would not adhere to the ! f tickers, necessitating reprint. Goodwin will suggest to county ' assessors that they begin accept ! ing registration applications and 1 fee* immediately, mailing the stick ers to vehicle owners later. Betty Clark Chosen To Grand Assembly Office Rainbow Girls Betty Dark was elected grand faith of the Grand Assembly of the Order of Rainbow for Girls of Ari zona at a state assembly meeting held in Phoenix December 28 and 29. The gathering was attended by 11 Coolidge Rainbow Girls and one from Florence. The group was accompanied by Mrs. Earl was accompanied by Mrs. Earl assembly. Those who made the trip were Betty Ruth Moody, who served for Helen Anderson, president, during the latter’s absence In California. Alive Lourks. Joan McEuen. Helen Pew. Marilyn Elsberry. Benny Boone. Edna Veazey. *Eleanor Clark, Patsy Johnson. Madge Dix on. Betty Clark and Mary’ Douglas of Florence. O' Six Violators of Traffic Laws Fined The county treasury was en riched by 3150 Wednesday morning when H. H. Wrenn paid a fine of 1100 for reckless driving and A. R. Burtcher contributed 150 on a simi lar charge. In the city court during the past week Edgar Shoemaker paid 15 for failure to make a boulevard stop: Ralph Gambriwa paid 35 and Kenneth Holland 32.50 for speeding while Jewel M. Clark paid 35.00 for failure to make a boulevard stop. 0 Coolidge Policemen Get New Uniforms The Coolidge police department is starting the New Year right—in snappy new uniforms. Police Chief Dan Kinser and Deputy Hugh Cook, no longer “plain clothesmen" will be seen in the future in their new j outfits —shirt, trousers and visored cap of conventional “police” blue. o Nolan Is Guest Speaker at Lions Lion Clarence Nolan of Florence was guest speaker at a meeting of Coolidge Lions Club in the Method- I ist church basement Wednesday right. Nolan, who has recently been dis charged from the service, told the group about Paris, making various climatical. industrial, and cultural comparisons with the United States. o Haley Receives Army Discharge Pfc. T. C. Haley received an honorable discharge from the U. S. marine corps at San Diego marine base Friday. He joined the marine corps in 1942 and served in the South Pacific for many months. Haley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Haley. He returned to Cool idge Saturday to resume civilian life. COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY. JANUARY 4, 1946 Stokes Is Home jjgg V ■ _ . . JAMES L. STOKES T/Sgt. James L. Stokes has re ceived an honorable discharge from the U. S. army at Cgmp Beale, California, and is expect ed home this week to resume civilian life. Stokes served in Alaska for over a year and was later sent to the South Pacific where he served for many months. He has been a resident of Coolidge singe 1932 and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Stokes- He entered service in 1941. City Receipts From Nov. 3 Total 52.328 Total city receipt? since Novem- j her 3, 1945, amount to $2,328 25. j according to A I) Tyler city clerk All of these Initial funds to be added to the town treasury except $225 are revenues from the police court —fines collected from law of fenders. The $225 represents occupational taxes and peddlers' taxes collected, the city clerk said. Remainder of occupational taxes are due and pay able row. Dcirafid* paid amounted to $849. leaving a balance of sl. 479.25. Unpaid demands totaled $1,509.53. ______o 24 Cases Tried by Roche in December A total of 24 cases were tried before Justice of the Peace William G. Roche during the month of De cember. Fines for the period amounted to $2lO. The cases were divided as follows: Reckless driv ing, 2; drunken driving. 2; driv ing on wrong side of highway, 1; speeding. 2; driving with no lights. 2; driving without license, 1; sell ling liquor without license. 2; fail ure to stop at stop sign, 3; dis turbing the peace, 8; Indecent ex posure, 1. o Coolidge Boys Win Phoenix Rodeo Event Pfc. Frank Lynch, here on fur lough from Stockton Field, Cali fornia, and Leon Earl Smith, won second place In the team tying event at Sparks Ranch Rodeo. Phoenix, Sunday. Others from Coolidge attending the rodeo were Mr. and Mrs. Tad Lynch and Mrs. Smith. A New Years day rodeo at Sparks Ranch was attended by the same group Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith also at tended the latter event. - o • Mr. and Mrs. Tex Gideon and family of Sulphur Springs, Texas, left Thursday for their home after being here a week on business. The Gideons are former Coolidge residents and were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Havens while .here. — ★ Merchants Told | | Occupational Tax I Due As of Jan. 1 Coolidge occupational taxes, levied against all business enter prises of the town, are due as of January 1. announces A. D. Tvler. city clerk. Police Chief Dan Kinser. will begin making the rounds of the business houses on January 15. but merchants are urged to come in to the office of the city clerk immediately to make their decla rations. By going to the city clerk's office to make the declaration before the 15th it will ease the problem of collection by city officials. Taxes will be based on the amount of business expected to be done during the first quarter of this year, and merchants are reminded that previous sales tax payments may be used, in most cases, as a guide in determining amounts to be paid under the occupational tax ordinances. Anticipate $l,lOO In Tax Revenues For Coolidge Estimate based on town’s population and record sales in December. Occu pational taxes fall due on January Ist. Coolidge’s share of a record sale's tax collection in Arizona is esti mated at more than SI.IUO. It will be the first time that Coolidge has shared in the sales tax revenues und the ac tual amount will be based on the town's recently fixed popula tion of 3,300. Two other incor porated towns. Florence and Casa (Irande. will participate in the al lotment of revenues to I'inal coun ty. These funds, which may be re ceived between January 15th and 31st, will be the first substantial amount to be placed in the treasury since the town was incorporated last September and will give the town council an opportunity to pay off some small debts and to lay the groundwork for future projects. By the middle of this month rev enues should also be coming in from occupational taxes as pro vided by town ordinances 7 and 8. These taxes, baaed on the amount of business expected to be done during the first quarter of 1946. I are due as of January 1. It is expected that the state sales | tax revenues, based on a record 1 December business month, may reach $1,000,000. Such a collec tion. the highest in the 12 years of sales tax collection, would ex ceed all estimates for the current year. Chairman D. C. O’Neil, of the Arizona Tax Commission, said people had spent more during the holidays and had paid higher prices for commodities. He announced that sales tax col lected during December, on busi ness done in November totaled $803,466.64 the largest monthly amount to be received. This ex ceeded the previous all-time high of $787,416 »1 received last Jan uary on December. 1944, business. Sales of tobacco and liquor also boomed during December. l‘J4;». reaching the highest monthly fig ure ever recorded. $230,008.11. Os this figure. O'Neil said. $106,392.78 represented luxury taxes on the sale of tobaccos. The remainder was on liquor, beer and wine. The commission is having to re vise its estimates of sales tax col lections for the fiscal year, which ends June 30. Far from the 10 per cent reduction which they had fore seen. records Bhow that they are running 15 per cent greater than the anticipated amounts. "If the collections," O’Neil said, ••run on through to the end of the fiscal year as they are now run ning. but I don't see. how they can. we will have $250,000 more in lux ury taxes than we planned to have, and around $1,750,000 more in sales taxes.” . A surplus in the state general fund may result if the increases hold up in the next six months. O’Neil said. This surplus may pre vent an expected increase of the state’s real property rate. The cur rent rate is 83 cents per SIOO valua tion. The increased amounts in sales taxes may meen that Coolidge and other municipalities will receive greater sums from this source of revenue. Civic Group Will Install Officers Installation of officers for the coming year will be held by Cool idge Chamber of Commerce in Community church basement Tues day night. January 8. at 8 o’clock. The usual dinner meeting will be dispensed with. - o Nassers Are Hosts 1 For Xm?s Parties 1 f Tom Nasser was honored on his . : birthday Christmas Eve with a 1 party at which Mrs. Nasser was i hostess at their home. The Nassers - i were also hosts for Christmas din ; ner. I ! Those present were Mr. and Mrs. II Tony Coury and family, of Mesa, f Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cocker and family. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Moses, * and Mrs. R. Coury and sons. ? o s • Mrs. W. R. Elliott will be host -3 ess to members of the Friday Aft s ernoon Bridge club this afternoon, i •Jackie Crabe of Corpus Christi. ? Texas, left Tuesday for her home c at the conclusion of a week’s visit with Nadine McCleery. Mining Company Compensates For Water Taken From Gila River For Huge War- Time Morenci Plant. As the result of negotiations car ried on during the past few weeks, i agreement has been reached be lt ween Phelps-Dodge Corporation | and representatives of the San Carlos Project whereby the copper company makes payment to the United States, for the benefit of the San Carlos Project, of the sum of $275,000.00. During the past few years, op erations by Phelps-Dodge at Mo renci have been greatly enlarged. The large volume of ore from the extensive open-pit operation re quired water for processing in amounts greater than those which Darkness Causes Pedestrian Accident Fred F. Burritt sustained a broken bone in his right shoulder and a broken right ankle when he walked into a truck on Main 'Street about seven o’clock Monday night. Bruitt, who is an employee of the Southern Pacific here, was appar ently blinded by headlights. When the cab of the truck passed he was unable to see the body struc ture .into which hp walked, accord ing to police report. The driver of the truck, a Mesa resident, was not held. o Desert Woman’s Club Will Hold Program Meeting January 11 A program meeting will be held by the Desert Womans Club in the clubhouse northwest of Coolidge on Friday afternoon. January 11, at two ’clck. Mrs. William Ray will be program chairman. Hostesses for the occasion will be Mrs. Ella Bracey, Mrs. J. R. Walker. Mrs. Josephine Borree and Mrs. Julian Woodruff? o G. C. Faries Buys Coolidge Cleaners Announcement has been made of the change of ownership of the Coolidge Cleaners. Purchase of the cleaning establishment was com pleted December 27 by Grover C. Faries. Mr. Faries, the father of Vernon R. Faries, has been a resi dent of Coolidge for two months. He formerly lived in Perryton. Texas. The firm, under the man agement of Mrs. I>ee Wilson, will inaugurate a three-day cleaning service, Mr. Faries announces. o Lanier Attends Last Rites Os Relative At Alamosa, Colorado C. A. Lanier, is in Alamosa, Colo rado. to attend the last rites of his brother-in-law, Roy Large, who died December 28 as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Large was en route from Los Angeles to Colorado to spend the Christmas holidays when the car in which he was a passenger was struck from the rear by a speeding car. The accident occurred near Williams, Arizona, December 22. Large was taken to a hospital where he died six days later. Inter ment will be in the family plot at Alamosa, Colorado. Billy Tiffany Home «r - ' C: ± r BILLY TIFFANY Billy Tiffany, S 1/e, is home on leave pending discharge after 27 months service in the Pacific theater. He entered service in May of 1942. Tiffany is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Y. Tiffany and one of seven brothers who served ! concurrently in the armed forces. NUMBER 44 the copper company was entitled to divert. This was particularly true during the war period when Phelps- Dodge produced great quantities of essential war materials. Because of the strategic necessity for full op eration during that period, the company was permitted to take from the stream such water as was necessary to operate on a capacity basis, on authority of the Secretary of War, who requisitioned the water regardless of other rights. Diversions made at Morenci varied from day to day with the operation of the plant and ranged from a flow of one or two cubic feet per second to a maximum of approxi mately 14 cubic feet per second. A portion of the water so taken be longed to the Gila Valley Irriga tion District in the Safford valley and to the San Carlos Project in terests below Coolidge Dam. 'Settlement was reached between Phelps-Dodge Corporation and rep resentatives of the Safford valley district early in 1945 covering the claims of the Safford valley inter ests. Unlike the Safford agreement, which covers the future taking of water Morenci by Phelps-Dodge as well as past diversions, the set tlement of the San Carlos Project claims yields none of the San Car los water rights, settlement being made only for such claims as re sulted from the taking of project water prior to May 1, 1945 . Payment of the $275,000.00 has been made to the United States to be held in a special fund pend ing determination by the secretary of the interior of its proper disposi tion. This agreement was negotiated on December 31, 1945, the parties being Phelps-Dodge Corporation , and the United States for the San Carlos Federal Irrigation Project. Those actively in charge of negotia tions for Pbelps-Ddge were William A. Evans of Ellinwood and Ross, Phoenix attorneys and B. G. Thompson of Knapp, Boyle and Thompson, attorneys, of Tucson. Project interests were represented and approvals were given by the Pima-Maricopa Community Council, acting in behalf of the Indian Lands of the project and the board of directors of the San Carlos Irri gation and Drainage District rep resenting the district lands within the project. Geraint Humphreys, district counsel for the Indian Serv ice, Los Angeles, named by the secretary of the interior as nego tiator for the Indian office and department of the interior, actively represented the interests of the In dians and the United States during the period of the negotiations. Dis trict interests were represented by the district board composed of Leon M. Nowell, J. A. Roberts and Peter H. Ethington, together with the district’s attorney Chas. H. Reed and Disrlct Engineer C. A. Anderson. o Driver Education Conference Called A one-day driver education con ference will be conducted in Pinal county on January 14, according to County School Superintendent John J. Bugg. The conference is one of a series of seven such con ferences scheduled throughout the state by the state department of education. High school administrators and driver education teachers in the county will attend the meeting. Dr. H. R. Danford, director of educational division of the nation al conservation bureau, New York university, will direct the discus sion at the driver education meet ing. He conducted the driver training course at the Arizona State college at Flagstaff last sum mer. The exact place and time of the Pinal county conference will be announced later. o Speaker Expected Community Church Miss Mary D. Brown, representa tive of the board of national mis j sions of the Presbyterian Church, will speak at the morning service [ Sunday at 11 o’clock, according to announcement of the Reverend Joseph Kamphuis, pastor. O • Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Ware will be hosts to the Saturday Night Supper and Card club tomorrow night. Dr. and Mrs. G. H. Walker were last week’s hosts. • Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Cole spent New Year’s day in Casa Grande with Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Maud.