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For 50 Federal Housing Units Authority Provides Units Tor Servicemen And Fam ilies To Be Built With Federal Fund* Tii*- ('ooliilic** city round! mad**- *pplli ilii* Tu*f«!aj for i" <|wd lii k*. for ih** ll.**- of returned »err i. *m. n amt their families. If the appli* atioi is approved the house* *ll be frwteil by the Federal Fobli* Housing Authority under a measure* »h)« h makes surplus war housing available to communities fared with a lack of home* for veteran*. Members of the council conferred Tuesday with a representative of the Housing Authority to determine the need for emergency housing in the city. Recently passed legisla-i tioa makes available one hundred and ninety-one million dollars forj conversion of surplus government j owned buildings for the housing of; returned servicemen. Under federal law Coolidge must furnish the lam] and manage the housing project. Rents pn the dwelling* will come under the con trol of the Office of Price Admin istration. The government will pay* all expense of constructing the units and equipping then) with j stoves, refrigerator* and heating units. No decision has been made yet ' a* to the location of the proposed project. One site under considers- j tion is on the Coolidge Air Park j property a half-mile south of the city limits, where electricity Is al-> ready available. Water mains would i be laid down at government ex pense. In an attempt to determine how many dwellings might be needed | a count of Coolidge servicemen was made by A I). Tyler, city clerk, re-j vealing that there were 906 local j men In the service, of which ap- 1 proximately 350 have been dis- j charged and have returned. Buildings from inactivated army! camps and other government proj ects are remnvfd to municipalities i where housing shortages exist, and are set up to form dwellings. It was pointed out. Announcement w ill be made late! i as to w hat procedure veterans; should follow in making applica tion for the units. Bears Split In Week-End Games Defeat Superior 37-24 And Lose To Ajo 26-23 Travel To Mesa Friday The Cooltdge Rears broke even in games played last week-end. winning over Buperior in a Friday night contest 37-24 and losing to the Ajo Red Raid* rs 26-23 on Sat- j urelay The Coolidge seconds de feated the Superior seconds 24-16 1 while the Coolidge grammar school defeated the Coolidge high school freshmen 32-29. Against Superior the Rears show ed signs of developing the passing game which pays dividend* In i baskets. Practically every player broke into the m-oring column with Roland Freeland ami Marlin Wing •coring ten points each for high point honors. G*orge Acton was right behind with eight. Charles Freeland led the second team with six points. In the Saturday nieht game Ajo took a 17-12 half-time lead hut Ro land Freeland tossed four baskets in succession to knot the score at 20-all at the end of the third quat ter. The last period was tight all the way with both teams missing scoring chances. Sipes. Ajo scor ing ace. made a last-minute basket to sew up the game. Freeland was high for the Bears with 12 points while Slpe led the Raiders with 10 points. The Bears travel to Mesa Friday night to take on the high-flying Jackrahbits. The next home game is with the Florence Gophers on Friday, February 1. feeders Short Os Concentrates Arizona feeders in common with those all over the country are faced this winter with a shortage of feed concentrates as tight as existed a year ago, during the 1943- 44 winter feeding season. Competi tion for available supplies will con tinue severe through the spring, if the USDA forecast is accurate. The exceptionally strong demand at least Is continuing into January. Sorghum grain production In 1945 amounted to 95.6 million bush els. 47 per cent less than In 1944 The 1945 barley crop, 264 million bushels, is the smallest since 1938. The oats crop was an all-time rec ord but the CSDA says that even writh ronsfderahle substitution of oats for other grains carry-overs of corn and barley will probably be reduced to low levels by the end of the season. Corn turned out the fourth 3- billion bushel crop in succession, although the smallest of the four. The hay crop, however, was a near record, which helps. o • Mrs. W. W. Troutt, recently re ported to be employed at Blochs Variety Store, is working at Skip pers. City Seeks Air Base Property An application will he made to the Re«onstru«tion Finance Com urssioti lo obtain for the city a por tion of the property at Coolidge Army Air has** Members of the i city council and the chamber of , commerce discussed the possibill t !*■- of securing certain movable air field properties for tis*- on a projected city air i*ort If the coun e'cil ran come to an agreement with government offlcla's whereby air-i port equipment may he released to the city, the pro|»erty may Ih* moved to an ahport site nearer the! citv limits. l’roperty at the air has** has been' declared surplus following the clou-1 Ing of the base several weeks ago. The council Is also looking into the possibility of obtaining some of the; buildings on the post for use ns; emergency housing. —7 o Aerial Delivery Service Planned Parcels To Be Parachuted To Remote Ranches In Five Counties Ranchers in remote parts of Pinal and four other counties of southern Arizona will have their morning paper delivered by plane when an unusual delivery service.; planned by three ex-service pilots.) gets und**r way. The three young j men, fi**sh from the Pacific area, 1 applied recently to the state cor-j l*oration commission for permission j to operate an aerial line between j j remote ranches, parachuting them i , supplies. The company, to be known as j j Copper State Airlines, and organ ized by William Sparks, Thomas; ; F. Moore and Allan Thomas, plan ! to parachute small parcels Inrlud-! j ing medicine, newspapers and nier- j chandlse from Tucson to outlying j ! ranches In Pinal. Fima. Maricopa. 1 Cochise and Santa Cruz counties. Ranches would be provided with 1 • the unusual daily service for a flat rate of f!2 monthly, while mer j chants w ill pay th** remainder of j the company's expenses until it Is; ; put on a paying basis. Other enterprising ex-pilots have, sought permission to operate a fly- i Ing laundry service between Tuc- i j son and Nogales The plane will I leave Tucson loaded with clean j laundry and return with a load of - dirty clothes. Th* service will be ! operated on a bi-we*-kl> basis Paul Diffin Is Installed Head Os Masonic Chapter Fanl Diffin of Florence was in l stalled high priest of the Burning Rush Chapter of Royal Arch Ma sons at a meeting held Monday night in Masonic Temple at Coo lidge. Assisting with the installa tion ceremonies were Walter I»u --bree, grand high priest of Royal Arch Masons of Arizona, and George Conrad, a past high priest, j Other officers Installed were: Roger lies, king: Karl Sprinkles, j scribe; Fred Hamilton, secretary; Kruse Davis, treasurer; W 11. Hig ginbotham, principal sojourner; J j C. Jayne, Royal Arch captain: H J Fnlton. captain of the Host; E. C. ‘ High, master of the Ist veil; J. R. Snider, master of the 2nd veil; Cecil Ellis of Florence, master of j the 3rd veil; Earl Hicks, sentinal. iand H H Martin, chaplain. Frior to installation ceremonies, Conrad and Dubree. were enter tained at Vah-KI Inn by a group of Royal Arch Masons. Hosts for the! i occasion were D. S. Davis. Krtise Davis. lies. Jayne. Hicks and Dis- 1 fin. Refreshments were served at the lodge hall after the installation ceremony. o - St. James Society Fetes Congregation, Elects New Officers ■j A pot luck supper for the congre gation of St. Janies Catholic Church: wa held Wednesday night at Coo ; iidge Womans Club by members of the St. James 'Society. Mrs. Helen | Clemans and Mrs. Virginia North- 1 ingto.'i were general chairmen of j I arrangements. • A business meeting followed the supper. at whi off the pillowing offi ‘>cers were elected for St. James So-j 1 ciety: Dr. T. J. O'Neil, president; Miss Mary Mount, vice president; " Miss Esther Zerr. secretary-, and ' William Mundus, treasurer. Meeting date for the society has 4 been set for the second Tuesday of • each month and will be held in St. James church at 7:43 p. m. o Offenders Cited T n Justice Court Cited in justice of peace court i this week were Wade P. Hum s phrey, fined $25 for reckless driv f ing: H. C. Brannan, charged with e simple assault and assessed S3O; f and David Etehieson. who received a 30-day sentence on his second - charge of disturbing the peace dur . ing the week. r • Mr. and Mrs. Don Gregg will leave this week for Kentucky to make their home. They have been - visiting his parents. Mr. and Mrs. s Roy Gregg, for the past month. >- Mrs. Don Gregg’s parents live at J Glasgow, Kentucky. CCoolt^iriiSME^tamtncr “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” — j 1 . 1 " M-- X ' " ''— '■ ' " " » * ' ai!" VOLUME 16 COOLIDGE. FINAL CPUNTV,_A UIZJ) NA, FRIDAY, .JANUARY 125, 11M6 NUMBER 47 Contest Adds impetus To The Clothing Drive Free Movie For Boys And Girls Bringing In Most Ar ticles Os Clothing Within Specified Time. Mrs. Kent And Mrs. Truitt To Aid In Drive New impetus was added to the Victory Clothing Collection in Coo lidg*- this week with the beginning of a recent collection contest be tween the young people and chil dren of Coolidge and community, according to Joseph Kamphuis, < minty chairman of the drive. All boys and girls In Coolidge and Kenilworth grade schools and Coolidge high school, who bring at least seven articles to the clothing jcollection stations at their schools, will receive a written authorization from their teachers good for one free moving picture show at the San Carlos theater. The date and name of the picture will be an ; nounred later. The free movie is being sponsor ed by the Rotary and l#ions clubs |in cooperation with the theater as |an Incentive toward the collection | of mor** clothing for the drive. Mrs. George Truitt and Mr*. Ted j Kent were appointed last week to assist Mrs. J. J. Jones. Coolidge chairman of the drive. Mrs. Truitt will be in charge of pick ups from the various clothing collection sta tions. Mrs. Kent will be In charge of packing. Chairmen of the drive through out the county will be assisted by their nearest Safeway store In transporting the various collections to the main depot In Fhoenix. where the clothing will be stored in an army ware house until the drive I* over and collections are ready for shipment overseas. If there Is no Safeway store In the town where a drive Is being con ducted the nearest Safeway will Jiandl** the Job of transportation to Fhoenix. according to Mr. Kam phuis. Footwear is desperately needed In all the liberated and looted coun tries. relief workers report. In Norway alone there will be nearly three million pairs of wet feet this winter, a recent survey indicates. Many children will have to be kept Indoors all through the bad wreather. The thousands of pairs of reconditioned army shoes shoes sent to Norway do not begin j to meet the total need. In Greece. Foland and Yugosla via. farmers whose feet are wrap ped In burlap or paper drag their j carts over the rough, rubble strewn roads. In France a pair of rationed shoes costs several thousand francs. In the Philippine** SSO can not buy a pair of the cheapest quality shoes. In one Czechoslovak town there was not a single pair of shoes among the population of 300,- 000 people. From Holland came re ports of children wearing women’s high-heeled sandals, or mismated shoes. There la no leather for , mending old shoes. The Dutch j children have not even the tra ditional wooden sabots for the Ger mans carried these away with j them In retreat. This lack of shoes, galoshes, rub bers is not only an immediate threat to health but a source of future malformations and illnesses. In contributing shoes, overshoes, hoots, rubbers, bedslippers, play , shoes, infant's booties, or any type of footwear to the Victory Clothing j Collection for overseas relief, we are asked to tie them securely to gether in pairs. This will help get the shoes overseas with a minimum of delay to those w*ho need them i so desperately. o Pioneer Coolidge Resident Dies At Colton, Californa Mrs. Leonarda Soliz. 62, a resi ; dent of Coolidge since 1927, pas sed away at the home of her daugh ter, Mrs. Manuel Villegas, at Col ton. California, on January 6th. Mrs. Soliz, who had been ill for a long time, was taken to California several months ago by her daugh ter, Mrs. Julia Sepulveda of Coo lidge, who remained with her moth er until her death. Survivors are three daughters; Mrs. Jim Garcia of Coolidge, Mrs. 1 Villegas of California, and the for mer Mrs. Sepulveda of Coolidge, ! who has recently become Mrs. Tony ' Prieto; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Interment was in the family plot at Colton. 0 ) i #Mrs. Martin Talla returned home Fridav from a Tucson hospital, where she underwent a recent ma t jor operation. She is convalescing . splendidly. , Jones Is Highway Patrol For Distrct South Os Coolidge Harry Jones of Coolidge has j been appointed Arizona highway | patrolman for the district south |j of Coolidge generally as far as j Marana and including Eloy. Jones ‘ I has recently completed two and a 1 j % If years in the United States • j Navy. After graduating from a i shore patrol school at Farragut. Idaho, he was stationed in San Diego, California, on shore patrol “ duty. Prior to navy duty he was a member of the Arizona Highway ’ Patrol stationed at Flagstaff, Ari zona. Roger Gates, who returned here last week to resume his duties as Arizona highway patrolman, is as signed to Coolidge. Florence. Or ' acle Junction on Highway 80, and ! the district north of Coolidge gen erally. o Anderson Named i! Booster Committee Greater Arizona, Inc. to Pro mote New Industry In Communities Carl A. Anderson, district engi i neer of the San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District, will serve as 'j a member of the five-man execu : tive committee of the newly-formed Greater Arizona. Inc. At a meeting held In Fhoenix the nonprofit, non i political, all-state body nominated ; and elected officers, set up five major objectives for the coming j year, and adopted a set of bylaws for the group. Chairman of the organization is Walter R. Hlinson. Frederick K Steiner was named vlce.president and H. A I>*ggett. temporary sec retary. Men named to the execu tive committee, besides Mr. An derson, who will represent Final county, are Mr. Blmson. Mr. Stein- I er. Maricopa's representative; Col. Matt Baird. Fima county, and Har -1 vey Cory, Yavapai county. immediate overall objectives of the group, design***! to foster a new er* of pnwperlty*Tor Arizona peo ple. will.be as follows: 1. State Unity. 2. More Water. 3. New Industries. 4. Additional Housing. 5. Jobs for Veterans. Flans were announced to analyze each community and county, to determine what they can produce, that they are not already produc ing. Using this information com munities will be assisted in de veloping new industries, thus mak. ing themselves more self-sufficient. In a lengthy discussion of the housing situation it was decided I that the problem must be attacked from its source; lack of materials to provide new homes. ; Memberships in the organization ’ will consist of three types, accord ing to the bylaws. Active member . ship .which will carry annual dues i of from $lO to $100: contributing | membership, SIOO to $1,000; and sustaining membership SI,OOO to SIO,OOO. Corporation members in each county will name one director and four advisory board members. Ad ditional members of the advisory - board may be chosen by the direc ? tors, provided that the entire advi f sory board will be limited to 86 • members for the state. . o I Sepulveda-Prieto t Mrs. Julia Sepulveda of Coolidge t was recently married to Tony Pri i eto of Colton. California. The cere i mony was performed here by Judge W. G. Roache. The Prietos, who make their home at Colton, are in Coolidge this week on business pertaining to the settlement of the estate of Mrs. Prieto's mother. Mrs. Leon arda Soliz. Mrs. Prieto and her mother form - erly owned and operated the Span - ish Kitchen here. ' Jones Sentenced For a Failure To Provide a Mack Jones of Coolidge pled - guilty and was sentenced in Supe rior Court Tuesday on a charge of failing to provide for a minor child. ; Judge William C. Truman held i. in abeyance the passing of sentence ■- for five years subject to Jones’ *, good behavior. The court ruled y that if Jones and his wife continue rl to live apart Jones must pay S2O monthly toward the support of his it child. I. T. St. Clair of Jefferson City, e Missouri, left Wednesday for his I, home after a visit here with his ,- daughters, Mrs. A. L. Nowell and g Mrs. Charles Reed. He also visited i his daughters in Florence. Polio Fund Will Benefit By Dance At Legion Hail Event Scheduled For Satur-. day Night, February 2nd. Ben Sweazea In Charge Os Arrangements The March of Dimes will con clude here with a dance at Legion Hall Saturday night, February 2, according to Ben Sweazea. Coo lidge chairman for the January 14- 31 drive to raise funds for the Na tional Foundation for Infantile Pa ralysis. Cochairmen aiding Swea zea in the drive are Mitchell Cagalj, Clint Alfrey, Charles I>ora and Phil Fent. March of Dimes collection boxes have been placed in business houses throughout Coolidge and Coolidge district, in Coolidge and Kenil worth schools. Sweazea said. The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis was founded in 1933 by the late Franklin D. Roosevelt to "lead, direct and unify the fight against infantile paralysis" and Is dedicated to the conquest of the ! disease. It is supported by the an nual March of Dimes and has chap ters in nearly all of the 3.070 coun ties in the United States, Sweazea pointed out. More than 13,000 men, women and children In the United States were victims of infantile paralysis in 1945. making it the fourth high est year on record, the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis reports. In 1943 and 1944, the Na tional Foundation reported 12,429 and 19.053 rases respectively. The three-year total. 1943-45 inclusive, is greater than has ever been Re ported previously for any five-year period. Infantile paralysis Is one of the most expensive diseases known to medicine. Not only must many vic tims of past epidemics receive con tinuing care, but each year’s out breaks add new names to the steadily growing list. Hospitaliza tion for a single patient costs more than $2,500 a year. Some cases cost less, some much more, de pending on the severity of the at tack. Few families can meet the cost of extended polio treatment. Through the March of Dimes. Janu ary 14-31, conducted by the Na tional Foundation for Infantile Pa ralysis. treatment and care can he assured for all polio victims, re gardless of age. race, creed or color. o • Lions Hear Talk By George Fansett Wednesday Night George Fansett. mining engineer at the University of Arizona, Tuc son. was a guest speaker at Coo lidge Lions Club Wednesday night. His subject was ‘‘Metal Testing," which he illustrated with metal testing equipment he brought for the purpose. The Lions’ community project for , the year was discussed, announce ment of which will be made later. Keys were presented to Bob Gam mon and Wayne Hall for fulfilling the club’s individual membership quota by bringing in two more new club members during the past year. 4-H Members Set 10 Point Program Arizona 4-H Club members who attended the 4-H Club congress in . Chicago in December are unani mous in approval of the ten goals set for a return to peace time liv ing, according to Kenneth L. Mc- Kee, state 4-H leader. The ten points in the program include: 1. Developing talents for greater ” usefulness. 2. Joining with friends for work, fun and fellowship. 3. Learning to live in a changing world. 4. Choosing away to earn a liv ing. 5. Producing food and fiber for home and market. ‘ 6. Creating better homes for bet ter living. 7. Conserving nature’s resources I for security and happiness. 8. Building health for a strong f American. 9. Sharing responsibilities tor j community improvement. . 10. Serving as citizens in main . taining world peace. } Arizona’s 4-H Club boys and . girls have been doing most of , these things already but the sum . ming up and emphasizing of their program will provide them with a clear cut view of its objectives. 0 . #Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Higgin -3 botham and son, Eddie, returned 3 Wednesday from ’-lie east, where 1 they visited her parents in Indiana 1 and his parents in Chicago. They were gone a month. Motorists Warned About Car Thieves Motorists are warned by Coolidge I police not to leave the keys in their cars. Car thieves are operating in this area and the simple precaution of removing the Ignition key may | prevent a stolen car. An automo , bile belonging to Mrs. Mary Bech , I tel, who lives west of Coolidge, was stolen Monday evening. It was found abandoned Tuesday night at - the Florence housing project. i o ' Arrest Clears Up Robberies In Area Man Arrested In Coolidge j As He Try* To Sell Stolen Furs And Tires i Alert police work on the part of : i Ghief of Folice Dan Kinser and 1 ' the Coolidge deputies resulted Mon- j day night In the arrest of Pink > Ervin Mabrey on charges of rob- , ' bery. Mabrey was nabbed on Coo lidge avenue in the act of attempt » ing 1 to sell a fur coat and two trac- 1 tor tires—part of the loot of sev- 1 oral robberies in the Coolidge and ’ Eloy areas. Acting on a tip the Coolidge law officers went into quiet action in- ' vestigating Mabrey’s activities. Ma -1 brey’s apprehension, as he was try- ' ing to get rid of the stolen property, 1 i clears up a number of thefts In this ' i area, police said. i , Mabrey has a long police record, ' it was found .including two stret- I ches of five and three years in ! i prison at McAlester. Oklahoma, of • burglary charges and a six month 1 ' sentence in Tiptonville, Tenn., • county jail for carrying a conceal , ed weapon. Police believe he has been in this area for the past five 1 ■ weeks. Mabrey is being held at Pinal 1 . county jail awaiting trial on , charges of grand theft. o ; Group Hear* Talk 1 By Telephone Man , Coolidge Rotarians at their meet- 1 , ing Wednesday noon heard a talk ' by Gayle A. Smith, district man ager of the Mountain States Tele phone Company, of Tucson. Mr. ( Smith’s description of the part the 1 telephone company played in the war proved highly interesting to 1 his listeners. He pointed out that during the emergency a huge load ' was placed on telephone facilities. 1 With the military claiming priority ' . on equipment and service the fa- ; ! cilities used by civilians were na- 1 j turally hampered. Smith said, but postwar plans point to greater and more modern telephone service in the future. ‘Scientists have de veloped many startling innovations which will be in the hands of tele phone users within the next few r years. Next week’s speaker will be - Howard V. Smith, associate proses • sor of agricultural chemistry at ' the University of Arizona, who will 1 discuss a topic of particular inter r est to Coolidge—the problem of flourlne in water and how to re r move it. ; USES Official* To s Be Here Each Week » Representatives of the United t States Employment Service will be In Coolidge every Tuesday from 9?30 to 11:30 a. m. according to an announcement from the USES of fice at Superior. The staff will deal with job placement and acceptance of claims o for unemployment compensation, n veterans’ readjustment allowances - and veterans’ information service, s Coolidge ex-servicemen may take - their problems to the committee at - the American Legion hall, where n the weekly conferences will be held. r o WSCS Officers To Be Installed Sunday % Installation of officers for the Womans Society of Christian Serv ‘ ice will be held during the Sunday morning service at Coolidge Meth r odist church. ‘Sermon topic chosen for the day ' by the Reverend Olin E. Lehman, pastor, will be, “What Meaneth 8 These Stones?” O g SUGAR INCREASE SMALL The 1946 world sugar crop is ex- pected to be only slightly larger than the short 1945 crop. Produc i- tion of edible syrups in the United States, widely expanded during the 1 war, may again help solve the f sweets shortage as it did in 1944 i- and 1945. Sorghum and hot biscuits r aren’t a bad substitute for the a sugar needed in your diet, exten sion nutrition experts remind us. ■ o- i- •Mrs. C. F. Hamilton. Mrs. Honey d Hamby and Miss Esther Zerr re e turned Friday from California, a where they spent ten days visiting y relatives and friends at Los An geles and Long Beach. Council Facing City-Wide Program Os Improvements Projects Include Sewage System, Street Lights, Sidewalks And Paving During the past few years Coo lidge has experienced an unprece dented growth and indications point to a continued expansion in the years ahead. Facing the city council now is the problem of de veloping the community, of keep ing pace with the rapidly growing population and of bringing about civic improvements needed by the newly incorporated city. These problems, complicated by shortages of manpower and mate rials for building, require careful study and consideration. One of the most important projects will be the installation of a sewage system. The present system, whereby indi viduals provide for their own sew age disposal .either with the use of septic tanks, or by other means, Is unsatisfactory and in many cases a menace to community health. The council has already dis cussed the matter of a street light ing system and has received an offer from the Arizona Edison Co. to install ornamental light stan dards throughout the business dis trict and extension arms In resi dential streets. - Improved streets is another proj ect needed to “dress up” the city. In addition to repairing the paving which now serves the business dis trict, some of the mdre heavily traveled residential streets may be hard surfaced. New sidewalks and curbs will also be laid The city’s rapid and uncontrolled growth has demonstrated the need for a building code and a zoning or dinance. Both are necessary for an orderly expansion and for regula tion as the quality and location of new buildings. A building code would require builderß to meet certain standards while a zoning ordinance would restrict commer cial buildings to certain establish ed parts of the city. Despite the shortage of materi als, construction of a large number of new buildings is underway in the city and others are planned. Coolidge’s central location in the Casa Grande Valley, and its steady expansion is expected to induce ad ditional out-of-town firms to es tablish branches here. As Ari zona's youngest incorporated city Coolidge has a bright future. o Army Program I* Conducted At High School On Monday Excitement reigned at Coolidge high school Monday when "the army moved in” on a good will tour conducted through the courtesy of Luke Field. Captain H. S. Saylor, public relations officer of Arizona, was in charge of the tour. He was accompanied by Captain Kenneth C. Edwards, Phoenix recruiting of ficer, and a staff of veteran ser geants in charge of a lieutenant. Army equipment arrived at the school grounds and was parked in an open space for student inspec tion. The equipment included a 50 foot trailer, cutaway aircraft en, gine, Allison engine, and gun tur ret. After student inspection, com bat moving pictures, recently re leased, were shown in the school auditorium. Captain Saylor, whose overseas decorations attest to vet eran services, gave a talk on what war is like and what it means to fight for one’s country. -o — George A. Mauk Dies In Phoenix Word was received Tuesday of the death of George A. Mauk, of Phoenix, at the age of 71. Mr. Mauk was well-known in Coolidge and Florence in earlier days when he operated motion picture houses in both towns. Surviving him is a sister, Mrs. Tom Marks of Flor ence. Other survivors are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Mauk; a daughter, Mrs. Irene t Shea of Phoenix; and two grandchildren, Barbara Jane and Patsy Shea. Junior Womans Club Holds Social Meeting The Junior Womans Club held a social meeting Monday night at the home of Mrs. Mitchell Cagalj. Mrs. Roy Blahosky was co-hostess. Cards furnished the evening’s en tertainment. High scores went to Mrs. Allen Thum and Mrs. Cagalj. The club’s next meeting is sched uled for business and will be held Monday night, February 4, at the home of Mrs. Ed Wildermuth. o •Miss Alice Garcis underwent a major operation at Florence Hos pital on Monday. She is reported to be convalescing satisfactorily.