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Ncte I t < k THERE MAY BE thre« f andi'iat*-# for rhertff In Pinal county this year. John Mit chell of Superior was in the valley this last week-end He visited friends and talked about his pos sible entry into the race declaring he would be a candidate if “thinjts" shaped up. Well known in Superior M.tcbeil Is politically unknown throuichout the county and would be pitting himself against two men each with a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. NOW THAT THE federal government has declared sen sen to be a luxury and ( lapped a twenty per cent tax on It we e»n expect most anything from the so • ailed experts who determine what is and what is not a luxury item Just how much sen sen is sold these days and how much revenue will result from imposition of the tax we don't know But back In the days of the 90's and early teens quite a six* able amount would have been raised Youth of America used It to kill the odor of every thing from hoocl/to onions and the blend produced quite an aroma Those with greying hair whose memory is still active probably ran recall 111 concealed shudders as the estacy of a pillored kiss wan marred by the almost ether like impart of the aroma of onions and sen sen ... it may have been a luxury Item In the 80's but the gals of the last generation didn’t think so THE REFUSAL OP Dave O'Neil and Ana Frohmiller to appoint a surplus property agent for Arixnna is having a genuine ef fect on O'Neil's chances for re election to the state tax commis sion School m*-n of all sections of Arizmia are Irked with him They feel they have lost much good equipment, badly needed for over crowded schools that the federal government has declared surplus If ever a coordinating agency was needed thia Is one ONE OF THE BEST stories of the week concerns two | Coolidge professional men who re- j cently made a quick dash lo No- ; gales. Mexico, to see the Clnco de Mayo celebration . . and did It on April sth They discovered the date when they saw the city Inordinate ly quiet for a great M-xican holi day. INDUSTRIAL STRIKES are contagious. And because they inevitably result in Increased wages and better working condi tions they spread. Throughout the country comes word that school teachers, the moat seriously under paid talent in the country, are striking I.*ord. bless ’em. We'd like to see every teacher In the country sit down and howl until school board members agree to pay salaries commensurate with the de gree of knowledge we demand of the teacher. Those of the profes sion in Coolidge are known to have discussed wage demands recently but so far no formal demand has been made of the school board. I>>t us hope none will be necessary Schooll>oard members should know that children are entit'ed to the finest teaching talent available. And pay accordingly. THE PASSING OF Ernest Kellner Sunday morning re moves another old-timer from the rolls A native of Arizona.-he saw thia country change from desert to an Irrigated empire. He saw chayres of such magnitude future generations may only read of. And he was part of it. He served hla county as a member of the board of supervisor*. And he served It well. He was a merchant of the old school who was both banker and father confessor to many. It comes to few men to play the part In the life of a new country as Ernest Kellner did. o Irrigation Meeting Slated Tuesday At Casa Grande A meeting sponsored by the state land department for the dis cussion of ground water Investi gations will be held at Casa Gran de Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock at the city hall auditorium The investigations are being made by the U. S. Geological Sur vey. under cooperative agreement between the U.'S.G.S. and the state of Arizona Also up for discussion will be legislature recently en acted relative to registration of irrigation wells, and other matters relative to ground water conditions which mar arise during the meet ing Slides will be shown. • Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hamilton and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Morrison, all of Los Angeles. California, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Hamilton and Mrs. Honey Hamby Tuesday while en route to El Paso. The men are brothers and Mrs. Morrison is Mrs. C. F. Hamilton’s sister. • Mr. and Mrs. John D&skam of La Fayette. Indiana, have sold their property in La Fayette. Indiana, and are looking for a location in Coolidge with a view to making Arizona their home. They will be in Coolidge two weeks. /’ Vj ‘ - “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” — ■»■■■ ———■ 1 I ■' '■ 1 ' ■■ ■ 1 '■ —— VOLUME 117 Youth, Arrested In Tucson Confesses Coolidge Robberies Loot Taken From Hardware Store Here Found In Car. Facet Federal Charset The mystery surrounding the j robbery of four Coolidge business concerns on March 22 was cleared up this week with the apprehension of Ludo Martinez. 18. in Tucson Martinez, a resident of Coolidge. was picked up by Tucson officials on suspicion In a burglary case in that city, and was found to be in j possession of some loot removed j from Valley Hardware, one of the: business houses robbed here Un- | der questioning, he confessed to breaking and ransacking the Coolidge concerns, one of which was the t*ost office. At the time of his arrest in i Tucson. Martinez' car contained two electric clocks and wood chis els which he later admitted he had taken from the hardwnre store here Other places robbed were Thompson's Case and the Coolidge j Examiner office. Martinez is being held in Tucson awaiting prosecution by federal authorities in connection with the robbery of the post office. The youth was Involved several months ago in the robbery of Bor ree's grocery store here. Tried In Judge W C. Truman's Superior Court, he received a five-year sus pended sentence. A companion in the robbtyv is at present serving a term in the state prison at Flor ence. # o Coolidge Needs A Slogan; $lO Prize Offered In Contest Coolidge need* a slogan and the chamber of commerce will give a ten dollar bill to the winner of a slogan coining contest The prize of 110 00 will he given to the person who submits the best slogan which will be used on all publicity distributed by the Cham ber of Commerce and will go all over the Cnlted States and to many foreign counties In addition to the first prize of SIO.OO. there will be three addition al prizes, one of $5 00 and two of $2 50 for the three next best en tries. The board of Judges will con sist of the members of the execu tive board of the chamber of com merce and all entries will become the proj»erty of the chamber to be used as they see fit It is suggested that the slogan be made as short j as possible so it will be more easily remembered Each contestant may submit as many entries as he wishes and all entries, must be in the hands of C. F Onasch at the office of the Coolidge Examiner before noon. Wednesday April 17th. New Stanfield Soil District Receives Unanimous Vote Sixty per cent of the owners of agricultural land, representing 76 per cent of the acreage within the proposed boundaries, voted unani mously in favor of the creation of the proposed Stanfield ‘Soil Conser vation District, eight miles west of Casa Grande, this district em braces a total of 22.274 acres of agricultural land and is in the flood plain of the Santa Rosa. Santa Cruz, and Quajote drainage area. Rex Anderson was elected for the six year term of supervisor. Allen Rodgers for the four year term, and N. S. Cooper for the two year term. o Tri-City Spring Formal For Teen Agers At Coolidge A Spring Formal dance for Coo lidee. Florence and Casa Grande high school teenagers will be held at Coolidge Womans Club tomor row night beginning at 8 o’clock Music will be furnished by Flor ence Cnion High School orchestra under the direction of Garland Hampton. Judge and Mrs. W. C. Truman of Florence, guests of honor for the evening, will lead the grand march A cordial invitation is issued bv Mrs. Roger Gates, general chair man of arrangements, and those in charge, to all high school teenagers of the three towns to attend. o • Mr. and Mrs. Sam Fisher of Phoe nix. former Coolidge residents, were visiting friends here on Thursday. They were accompanied by Mrs. R. H. Bradford of Ama -1 rillo. Texas. Mrs. Fisher’s aunt. ' who is spending several weeks in Fhoenix. • Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hall and : Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pond are in • Mesa for the two-day Lions con vention today and tomorrow. —■ I. ' ‘ ■' 1 t "" COOLIDGE. FINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, Kn ' ia > April 12, 1946 ■ 355— —I " - J Paul Hannah Home : T - T- —• -> j / •*- \ 'K > f PAUL HANNAH, JR. Paul B. Hannah, RM 2 c, has returned home with an honor able discharge from the U. S. Navy after 18 months service in the Pacific theater. He has been awarded the American Area ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with four campaign start, Philippine Liberation ribbon with two campaign stars, and the Victory Medal. Hannah joined the navy in the summer of 1943 when he was 17 years old, was sent over seas in the spring of 1944. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Hannah, Coolidge residents for many years. Farmers Warned Against Use Os Arsenic Spray Thousands Os Bees Destroy ed Will Cause Grave Sit uation, Says U. S. Depart ment of Agriculture Fifteen thousand hives of bees were killed in Arizona during th»- paai year bv dusting cotton with arsenic, which amounts, at a fair value of $lO a hive, to a loss of $150,000, according to Paul Grant. Arizona bee inspector This would be a heavy loss for any industry but it is no compari son to the loss suffered by cotton and alfalfa farmers each year be cause of inadequate polenization According to the department of agriculture honey and heeg wax represents only one twentieth of the value of the bees when their other duty, as pollinating agents for alfalfa blossoms is taken into consideration. Without this pol linization there would be no al salsa seed It is estimated that this process exceeds by 20 times the value of honey and bees wax. This is so important that farmers should consider carefully further dusting of cotton with arsenic. Grant says Many other pollinating insects are also destroyed due to arsenic spray It is estimated by Grant that a hive has a population of approxi mately 60.000 bees and when 15.- 000 hives are destroyed, as was the case in Arizona the past year. 900.- 000.000 bet s were killed. Grant states emphatically that unless dusting of cotton with ar senic stops, bees will be completely wiped out and “so will alfalfa seed.” Many farmers have already no ticed the falling off in the yield of alfalfa seed and have requested bee men to place their hives on their ranches, w’ith marvelous re sults. As a final warning Grant stated that unless farmers use a spray that will destroy harmful bugs v.ithout destroying bees, these val uable pollinating agents will die out, with the result that unpollin ated alfalfa blossoms will produce no seed harvest. Sprays not harm fuf to bees are available. 320 Children Vaccinated Here Against Small Pox Three hundred and twenty chil dren at Coolidge South Elementary- School were vaccinated against small pox this week hv Mrs. Sue Steward .school nurse. Vaccina tions were given the first tw r o days of the week. It was planned to follow the same course at Coolidge North Elementary School and Bor ree’s Corner School the following day, had not the small pox vaccin given out. Vaccinations will be resumed as soon as additional vac cine arrives. o •Robert G. Stewart of Coolidge has been employed as salesman by the Arizona and Investment Company', according to Raymond Sroaf. owner. Stewart and his family lived at Los Banos. Cali fornia. before coming to Coolidge i some time ago. Ernest Kellner County Pioneer Taken By Death Last Rites Held For Vice President Os Natural Gas Service Company At Coo lidge Tuesday Morning A pioneer son of a pione* r fam ily was taken by death with the : passing of Ernest F. Kellner. 66. in his home at Coolidge Sunday morn ; log after a lingering illness. Mr. Kellner’s father had wide cattle in terests in Gila County in the 80s and 90 s. after which the Kellners operated a general store In Supe rior for many years. In 1918 Kellner was elected to ! the board of supervisors of Pinal 1 county, taking office January 2. ; 1919. and was th«* only one of three men to complete his term. C. F Schilling, elected with him. passed awayfc before tuking office. C. How ard Davis died the following year. After the Kellner’s store at Stipe | rior was c losed in 1926 Ernest Kellner became associated with the : Natural Gas Service Company of Arizona, of which he was vice pres idem and general manager at the time of his death Mr Kellner was horn at Globe July 1.1. lsso. He has been a resident of Pinal county for 19 years and of Coolidge for eight years. Services were conducted from Cole and Maud funeral chapel at Coolidge Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, with the Revere nd Olln F Lehman of Coolidge Methodist church officiating The deceased is survived by three sons, Don of Huntington Park, California; Fisk of fx>s An geles. California, and Kenneth K of Anchorage. Alaska and two sis ters. Mrs Wyloemr P- arson. Flor ence and Mrs. Frankie K Lewis, of Ijiws. California All of the survivors were present for the last rites, except Kenneth, w ho was ; called to Coolidge a few weeks ago ! because of his father's illness j When Mr Kellner's condition im-l proved his so*; returned to Alaska. ! and could not SVain make the trip to Coolidge at this time Cremation was at Greenwood 1 Memorial Park In Pho**nix. i—o Senator McFarland Strong Supporter Os Postal Pay Hike Sen Ernest W. McFarland has come forward as a strong support er of Increased pay for postal em ployees The House passed a bill which will give a four hundred dollar yearly Increase to annual employees and a twenty cent an hour increase to those employed on an hourly basis to become effec tive as of January 1. 1946. The bill is now before the Senate commit- j tee on post ofices and |>ost roads ! This committee is expected to fav- ‘ orably report the bill In the near future. In commenting upon his support* of the bill. Senator McFarland said; “One of the fundamentals of the American concept of democracy is fair play. Since the rising cost of living makes it necessary to in crease the take-home pay of one group of workers, it is certainly fair to give the additional income to the other workers in the same income group. As of last October, the take-home pay of postal em ployees was substantially reduced by a return to peace time hours. This eliminated the overtime pay. which had increased the income of postal employees to the same level as other government employees. Since that time this large group of loyal employees has had to get along as best they could. “I am particularly in favor of the retroactive aspect of the proposed bill. Increased cost of living is not a recent development. It has con tinued during the months since the postal employees returned to peace time hours and pay. It is certainly just that the anticipated increase be given for a period that would, to some extent, reimburse these people for the added expendi tures during the time in which their pay has been substantially lower. “In view of these facts I wish to go on record as favoring the pend ing bill in its entirety.” o BARTLETT LEVELS 80 ACRES A. L. Bartlett has completed ; leveling 80 acres of land in the i Flornece-Coolidge Soil Conserva ■ tion District. One 40 acre field was ■ leveled with a 15 fall in the direc tion of the irrigation run and .1 side fall. The other 10 acre field > has a .3 fall in the direction of the r irrigation run without any side fall. t o I •Joyce England, daughter of Mr. ! and Mrs. J. H. England underwent -a tonsilectomy at Coolidge Hospital ? on Wednesday. She is reported to i be doing well. I Woman Authority On Prisons Talks Before Local Clubs Lt. Col. Agnes McKernan, form er delegate to the International Prison Congress and one of the foremost authorities in the country j ! on the problems of penology as ef v m jgPg ’’fe; . gJBp ■ W i LT. COL. AGNES McKERNAN feeling women, was the guest P< ak r at the joint meeting of the Lion- and Rotary clubs Wednesday evening. Colonel McKernan has been a Salvation Army officer for more than 40 years and is well known is a public speaker having appear ed bes >re many clubs and organiza tions !n this country and abroad. For the past 25 years the Colonel has held the post of Women’s Pri son S* cretary with headquarters at New York City. During that time more than 15.000 women pa rolees have passed through her hands, with 90 per cent making good Fhe is a constant visitor to wo me • prisons. Interviewing In mat' and holding services and has it extensive acquaintance among ward*- ami staffs of those institu tions. For two years Colonel McKernan 1 rvc 1 a president of the National Prisoners' Aid ."Society and In 1915 , a nominated as an American del egate by Cordell Hull to the Inter , national Prison Congress held in Berlin She is frequently consulted by Judges when a woman's problem t omes before them and often sits on the bench when such cases are be ing tried. She also finds time to erve on many national organiza tions dealing with penology as effecting women. A ratlve of Northern Ireland. Colo 1 McKernan is endowed with a goodly share of Irish humor which proves invaluable in main taining a proper perspective in dealing with the unfortuates who pass through her hands. A ready speaker, her bouyant optimism per meates her talks with constant flashes of humor and she has many stories, grave and gay. to tell of this phase of Salvation Army work o Gene’s Steak House Will Have Forma! Opening Tomorrow • Gene’s Steak House, in the newly completed cement block building on the corner of Arizona Boulevard and Seagoe Avenue, will open form ally tomorrow under the manage ment of Gene Scudder. The main dining room Is 30 by 42 feet with a high celling lending an additional air of space. Walls and ceiling are in white, the main counter In blue with red leather upholstered swivel chairs w-ith white trim. Tables and chairs are in red with white trim and chrome finish. In the rear there is a ban quet room that will accommodate 40, this also carries out the red and white color scheme. G*no Scudder has been a resi dent of Coolidge for approximately 10 years and was formerly owner and operator of the Sunset Case on Arizona Boulevard. o Petitions In City Election Must Be In By April 16 Final date forth" filing of peti tions in the city election is Tues - day, April 16. according to A. D. Tyler, town clerk. No petitions have been circulated as yet for the seven councilmen posts, and be cause the deadline for turning in 1 the petitions is only four days off all persons who are planning to seek election are urged to circu late their petitions, obtain the ne „ cessary signatures and turn the petitions in to Mr. Tyler as soon as possible. Petitioners are required to have s at least ten signers and should have 15 or 20 to be on the safe side. Mr. Tyler said. I Registration for the election has ■ reached 225. Closing date for reg istering is May 16 at 5 p. m. and those qualified residents who have . not yet registered should do so at t once. 1 The election will be held May 27. ) Nominating petitions may be se cured from the clerk’s office. NUMBER 6 Property Offered To Town For Use As Landing Field Dollar-a-Year Lease On Air Park Strips Awaits Coun cil’s Action Ihe town council received this week an offer from the Coolidge Air Park Corporation to lease to the town a portion of the park property. located about a mile soutli of town, for use as a muni cipal landing field. The property is being offered vir tually as a gift to the town, with Uie annual rental fee set at one dollar per year. According to its terms the lease would run five years. There are two graded strips on the property, one running east and west, a mile and one-half In length ami 200 feet wide, and the other running northwest and southeast, three-quarters of a mile long and 200 feet wide. The council at its meeting Mon day evening withheld action on the lease pending further discussion. The ptoblem of excess trash and waste paper on the streets of the town was considered by the council and it was decided to have trash and rubbish containers placed throughout the business section. An offer has been received from a lo cal merchant to furnish the con tainers at no cost to the town. A contract for garbage pickup service was let to Luther Mayfield Rounds will be made in the resi dential sections once a week, pick ing up wet and dry garbage. Pick ups will be made dally in the down town section. The council authorized the plac ing of j tile culvert drain at the In tersection of Coolidge avenue and Fourth street. An application for a wholesale liquor license, sought by Murray J. Berman, Tucson, was refused by the council. The council received an answer to its letter to Attorney Tom Ful bright. of Florence, seeking reduc tion of the $750 bill which Fui bright had presented for legal serv ices rendered for the town. In his answer Fuibright maintained that his bill, far from being excessive, was actually smaller than it should have been, and that by rights the amount should have been between 11.000 and $1,200. Coolidge Invited To Join Caravan To Puerto Penasco Goodwill Motorcade To Pass Through Sunday En Route To Rocky Point Port Residents of Coolidge have been Invited to participate in a good-will motorcade Sunday to Puerto Pen asco, Sonora, Mexico, organized by the Inter-American Council of Arizona, in observation of Pan- American Week. Puerto Penasco, better known to many as “Ryky Point,” has been recently designated as a sea port, and many Arizona communities are interested in intercoastal water freight service and the reduced rates a service will afford. Two steamship lines have already agreed to make Puerto Penasco a port ">f call. Through the Coolidge Chamber of Commerce the council has in vited all interested citizens to join the motorcade, which will make the trip deyn and back on Sunday. The trip will afford Arizonans the chance to Inspect the new port and at the same time to increase good will with neighboring Mexico. Considerable interest has also been shown throughout Arizona in trade with the west coast of Mexi co, Central and South America. Such commerce would create new markets for Arizona products, pro viding outlets heretofore untapped. The trip from Coolidge to the Mexican town may now be made completely on paved roads. A stretch of unpaved road was re cently hard-surfaced, providing an unbroken paved route between Ari zona points and Rocky Point. In addition the port is rniw served by telegraph lines, a rail road. airport and other facilities. Sunday's motorcade has attract ed statewide as well as national interest. Besides the scores of Ari zona citizens who are planning to make the trip, the press will be represented, and a Time and Life magazine photographer will accom pany the group. o ATTAWAY LEVELING 80 ACRES E. G. Attaway is leveling 80 acres of land in the Florence-Coo lidge Soil Conservation District. When completed this 80 acres will have a .3 fall in the direction of the irrigation run and a .2 side fall. CIVIC CMP IN ! MEMBERSHIP Dill! 10 GAIN STRENGTH j Issues Os Vital Importance Face Coolidge. Leadership Os Strong Chamber Os Needed To As sure Continued Growth And Prosperity. The Coolidge Chamber of Com merce opened its drive to in crease membership this week with a large scale program designed to enroll every business man and private citizen in promoting the possibilities and advantages of Coolidge and the Casa Gfrande valley. Tying in with the membership drive is a slogan contest in which cash prizes will be offered to per sons turning In the best ideas for a campaign slogan. Firm in the belief that the whole- I hearted support of every person, both in business and private life, is necessary to carry out their ; program, members of the chamber are contacting Coolidge merchants and citizens in an effort to swell the membership of the organiza tion. The Coolidge chamber, officially organized in 1939, has since that time concentrated its efforts to ward putting Coolidge on the map. j Perhaps its most outstanding ac complishment along this line was pushing the incorporation of the town iu September, 1945. The Road Committee of the chamber participated in the state road improvement program which will result in better roads for Coo lidge. The Pinal County Research Committee, set up by the Coolidge group, has been and will in the future be of great value to the community. Because these things have been accomplished thus far with only the partial support of the business men the chamber logically feels that with 100 per cent cooperation much greater accomplishments are pos sible in the future. The Coolidge chamber of com merce has a greater responsibility than ever before now that the town is incorporated. It is the chamber's job to advertise the town of Coolidge throughout the state and the nation, and even to foreign countries, and to draw new families, new business and new in vestments to the town. Five major aims set up are: (1) To support the Pinal Re search Committee in its Important work. (2) Support the State Planning Committee and its program of good roads, particularly through Coolidge. (3) Provide information to peo ple interested in coming to Ari zona for reasons of health. (4) Provide information to in quiries about the opportunities here for investment, settlement and bus iness enterprises. (5) Work toward facilities and accommodations for winter guests, and visitors, a golf course, airport, riding academies, as w r ell as devel opment of private industry. Proof that Coolidge has attract ed the interest of outside business firms and individuals is shown by the chamber’s records which re veal that the organization has ans wered nearly 3,000 inquiries for in formation about this area from nearly all 48 states, as well as from Alaska, Cuba, Colombia, ’B. A.. Mexico, Canada and the Philip pines. In answering these inquiries the chamber enthusiastically advertises Coolidge as the business center of Arizona’s richest agricultural val ley and a miracle city of opportun ity. The scope of the chamber’s serv ice in the future will depend on how many busines firms and indi viduals give active and' financial support to its program. With this support all will benefit. Without it Coolidge may be forced to take a back seat, while other more ag gressive communities push ahead. o * Suspended Sentence For Frank Eaves Revoked Saturday The three year suspended sen tence given Frank Eaves in Judge W. C. Truman’s superior court on February 25 was revoked Saturday morning. Eaves will serve not more than three years and not less than cne year in the Arizona State Pri son on a charge of open and no torious cohabitation. When sentence was originally passed cn Eaves in February it was suspended on the condition that he leave the state and stay out of At«\ona. According to evidence presented to the court Saturday Eaves refused to leave the state and w r ent to Mesa where he ob tained employment. The notorious cohabitation charge was based on evidence presented to the court by Dan E. Kinser, Coolidge city marshal. o • ©George Hayduke has resumed hig office as secretary-treasurer of the San Carlos Scottish Rite Club after ai absence of four years in the army. Over 70 members and guests attended a recent Ladies Night din ner of the club held at Montezuma Inn. The party proved to be such a success that it w r as decided to hold another in the near future.