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Note Ink PINAL COUNTY HAS two'of the luckiest political novices In the state They are Wylie Per sons of Florence and Louis Taylor of Coolidge. Both are candidates for public office for the first time And each Is unopposed for nomi nation to he office for which h<- seeks Since the democratic nomi- i nation is tantamount to election Pinal county each may relax and Ket in a full season of fishing this season. Taylor came near opposi tion for Horace t'hesley of Casa j Grande filed for county school su perintendent Tuesday and then j Journeyed back to Florence and officially withdrew his petition. THESE TWO MEN together with Mrs. Ksta Bayless, county recorder and E. L. Green as treasurer will take their posts next January. Parsons succeeding Lynn Earley as county assessor and Taylor succeeding J. J. Hugg as county school superintendent And they say Its a “grand and glorious feeling." COOLIDGE TOWN council will soon issue regulations; governing the collection of trash and garbage within the city and householders will be requested to aid In this work by separating re fuse for ease In collecting and hauling The city Is paying $450 monthly for this service and the faster the work of collecting can be completed the greater the area and frequency of coverage. THE TOMBSTONE Kpttath suggests the proposed dam on the San Pedro river near Char leston be called “Poston I>mm" in honor of hCaries D Poston, early Arixona pioneer The Epltath de clare* It has no knowledge of any thing bearing the name of this famed pioneer. For the informa tlon of those who edit the Kpitxth there Is a butte near Florence known as Poaton Butte atop which the hotly of Charles Poston rests THE END OF THE two wartime Installations adjacent to Florence and CooHdge Is In sight The prisoner of war camp near Florence is expecting closing orders most any time The air base near Coolidge has been Inoperative for sometime with s skeleton crew winding op Its affairs. FLORENCE CHAMBER of Commerce wants the POW camp continued as a hosptial and is bend ing every effort to accomplish its purpose They want It continued i either as a federal or a private unit j Just what will eventually happen no one knowns. There is a chance the Coolidge Air Base may be re activated as a gunnery base for Williams Field. A high ranking general recently visited the base on an Inapectlon and rumor has 11 the air strip# will be lengthened. WITH 16 CANDIDATES In the field to contest for the seven town council position# Coolidge voters have a wide selection from which to make their choice. Cer tainly Its s healthy condition in the civic life of a community when there is sn adequate list from which to choose. But right at the moment the registration Is far from being sufficient Less than half of the eligible voters of Coo lidge have registered at the office of the city clerk. And every voter must register. The fact that one Is presently registered for the state and county election is not suffici ent There must be an entirely dif ferent registration to vote in the city election on the 27th of next month and. by the same token, reg istration for the city election is not sufficient for voting at the state and county polls. All city vote! a must register before May 16th. IT IS WITH considerable pride that we an nounce the acceptance of member ship of the Coolidge Examiner ir the Audit Bureau of Circulations This Is a national bureau to which no Arixona weekly newspaper ever before belonged. This bureau has audited the circulation of this newspaper with the accuracy and honesty of the most reliable certi fied public accountant. When the audit was recently finished we were advised our circulation audit showed 1.079 net paid and then 24 were not Included because these 2i were In arrears three months. This audit is the average for the nine months ending December 31. Since that time our circulation has in creased so that on March 31st. at the end of the Ist quarter of 1946 our ABC report totaled 1110. And this despite deducting 20 whose ar rearages averaged 3 months or more. o Lions See Movies Wednesday Night A moving picture of the “Conser vation of Animals." was shown by Gordon Corbin at Coolidge Lions Club Wednesday night. Aside from tbo<£ things man may do to con serve the wild-life useful to him self. natnre has taken greater pre caution to protect her charges, changing the color of feathers and fur to blend inconspicuously into backgrounds of summer greenery or winter snow, as depicted by ex amples in the moving picture. LIBRXitt A AHCHmS <Lo o It mer VOLUME 17 James E. Ciemans Loses Life In Roosevelt Lake 25-Year-Old Son Os Mrs. Hazel Ciemans Victim Os Night Fishing Accident After a search lasting nearly 40 hours the body of James E. Ciem ans. 25-year-old son of Mrs. Hazel Ciemans of Coolidge. was reclaimed from the waters of Roosevelt lake less than 15 feet from the shore Young Ciemans was drowned lat‘ Monday night while fishing with a party of friends including J. J. Davis and son. Raymond and Charles Hanks and son. Burton. Telling of the tragedy J. J. Davis said he and his son accompanied Jimmie despite warning from em ployee# of a boat company where the Ciemans boat was docked Davis said they had just cast an chor when Jimmie rose in the stern of the boat to < ast his line As th" cgst was made the boat capsized catapulting all three Into the wa ters of Roosevelt Lake about IQtl feet from the nearest point to shore. Davis said he called to the boys to catch hold of the boat but that Jimmie struck out for shore and he and his son presumed he had made shore safely. The other two stayed with the boat swimming and pulling the overturned craft until they had worked it close enough to shore for an easy swim an hour later. It was then they discovered Jimmie had not made shore. When the body was recovered late Wednesday afternoon It was iheorized the youth had been seized with cramps almost within reach of the shore. Friends from Coolidge and Chan dler joint Gila county sheriffs dep uties In dragging the lake to re cover the body. Jimmy was bom August 8. 1921. at Mesa, shortly after the fam ly moved there from Florence. He has been a resident of Coolidge for 1U years and is survived by his mother. Mrs. Karl Ciemans. and two brothers. Joe and Richard, all of Coolidge. Funeral services will be held from Cole and Maud chapel st Coolidge Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock. The Reverend 8. 11. Han nah of Florence will officiate. In terment Will be in Valley Memorial Park. o League Moves To Secure Tax Money For Gty Streets Voter* Would Decide If One Third Os Gasoline Tax Now Going To Counties Could Be Had A measure by which Pinal coun ty Incorporated cities would re ceive one tenth of the gasoline tax collected within the limits of those cities will be presented for refer endum at the next general election, it is expected. Under the present law the state receives seven-tenths of all gaso line tax monies collected with the remaining three tenths going to the counties. It Is proposed In the new meas ure sponsored by the Arizona Mu nicipal league, that the cities re ceive one of the counties' three tenths. thus not endangering any Federal allotment to the state's share. The leaders of the three leading communities in the county are en thusiastically back of the move ment which would supply much needed funds for paving streets and repairing those already paved. The money could be used under the law for the improvement, con struction, reconstruction or main tenance of city streets, including the retirement of bonds Issued aft er the effective date of this meas ure and for no other purpose. No increase in the price of gaso line jvould be prompted by the measure which was bom at a meet ing of the Arizona Municipal Lea gue in Prescott, last December. City officials believe that inas much as much of the heavy traffic of the highways passes over the city streets, the cities should have a fair proportion of the road funds provided for by the tax on gasoline. Petitions are being placed in strategic positions in order to se cure the names of qualified voters in strength enough to make sure the measure will receive attention at the next general election. If the measure were successfully passed it would mean that the cities would receive approximately $20,000 out of tthe $60,000 received by the county last week. o— L #Mrs. W .H. Shipley, returned to her home Saturday after a recent major operation at Florence Hos pital She is reported to be con valescing satisfactorily. “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1946 Coolidge Chamber Continues Drive To Build Membership Coolidge Chamber of Commerce's drive to increase membership has met with success in its first week. ' according to Rev. Joseph Kaiu phuls, of the membership commit tee. In a canvass of merchants, a total of 30 new members have been signed up. and members of th“ committee are continuing their ef forts wth an eye toward enrolling 100 per cent of Coolidge's store and shop owners. "The more support we get from the businessmen the more the chamber will be able to accom plish." said Rev. Kamphuis. “ami we need every' one." o Youth Problems To Sp Studied By New 'cwnunitv Council Civic Groups, Churches And Schools Co-Operate In Ef fort To Improve Condi tions In Coolidge. Representatives from all Coo lidge civic organizations, churches and schools met Tuesday night at the high school to lay the founda tion for an organization that will have as its major aim the better ment of conditions faced by the youth of Coolidge. The problems which confront young people of the community, lack of recreational facilities, clubs and organizations, and the pres ence of factors detrimental to the moral and physical well-being of Coolidge's Juveniles will be probed by a community youth council to be composed of two members each of the town council, women's civic groups, men’s civic groups and the churches and schools. The 32 persons present heard a talk by Harvey L. Taylor, of Mesa, who attended the meeting under the Invitation of the Coolidge Wom an's club. In his capacity as a member of the state board of the National Youth Conservation spon sored by the Federation of Womans Clubs Mr. Taylor told of the prob lems which other communities an* facing in regard to their youth, and *f some of the things they are doing about them. Mr. Taylor is also a member of the Arizona branch of the National Youth Con servation. sponsored the Arizona Educational Association and the Parent-Teacher Congress. Ten Coolidge organizations were represented at the meeting. Mem bers chosen to serve on the youth council will meet Monday, May 6 for a discussion of specific prob lems and possible solutions. o Senator Goff Announces To Succeed Self Charles S. Goff, state senator from Pinal county today announced that he will be a candidate to suc ceed himself In the forthcoming Democratic primary election. A Casa Grande motor car dealer, Goff has served four terms in the state legislature, three as repre sentative from Pinal county and at present as a member of the senate In the last special session of the legislature. Goff took an active pan in placing the Arizona Highway Department on a legislative budg et. long sought as a means of con trolling the department’s expendi tures of highway funds. He has served two terms on the all important Appropriations Com mittee. which, according to Goff, offers an opportunity for wide and searching knowledge of all state government departments and func tions. Besides being on senate appro priations committee. Goff Is at present a member of agriculture, education and public health com mittees. He la chairman of the highways and bridges committee, and serves also on the labor com mittee and the newly formed sen ate post war planning committee. In declaring for the senatorial office Goff stated: “I am particu larly ams vitally interested In see ing that Colorado river water is brought into Pinal county through the proposed Central Arizona proj ect." For eight years Goff was a mem ber of the Casa Grande city council and for three years was mayor. Until its closing late last year he was chairman of the ration board. He is at present Pinal county representative on the Arizona State-wide Road Planning Commit tee and a member of the Casa Grande elementary school board. o— ——— #Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Boone re turned Wednesday from Tucson where they spent four days visit ing Mr. and Mrs. Esley Gray and family. Mrs. Gray is the Boone’s daughter. McFarland To Enter Senator Re-Election Race Former Pinal County Jurist To Seek Re-Election For Second Term Senator Ernest W. McFarland. | Arizona I> emoc r at, today an j nounced that he would be a <an ! dadate for reelectlon to the I’nited States Senate. The state's primary election is July 16. The senator, who only a few weeks ago declined appointment to a federal judgeship at the request of President Truman who asked him to remain in the senate. Is completing his first term. “I am going before the voters of Arizona on my record," Senator McFarland told reporters in a hrief ! statement. “It would l>e easier to j step Into a quiet judicial post. But j the years immediately ahead for j this nation and the world are grave j ones; no one can fail to be Im pressed with what President Tru man wrote me regarding our prob j lerns. I did not feel it would be : fair to the people of our state to accept a position which would give me security for life, but lose j for our state my experience and seniority in committees and con gress which makes one more effec tive in working cult these problems. ; As 1 see it, I have a duty to per i form. "We are going to have our hands full preserving democracy in this chaotic world And here at home our problems are manifold. Mil lions of returning soldiers must find a sound place In our economy. My experience in adjusting myself after return from the service in the first world war gives me a better understanding of the problems and viewpoint of the returning soldier. I have tried to help solve some of these problems in my work on vet erans legislation during the last three years and realize that we have made only a beginning Th“ agriculture and Irrigation and rec lamation problems of our state a-e directly related to national eco nomic problems. Fortunately mv colleagues in the senate have ac corded me ths c7r>,siitunit> of doing important work in reclamation and irrigation matters. I would like to go ahead with them for the benefit of the people In my state and for thousands of others who are look ing for a new land and a living. “My record over the past five years speaks for itself. The people of Arizona will Judge me by that, as they should. Os course. I am concerned about taking water out of the Colorado River, a fair price for our agricultural and livestock products, miners and mining prob lems, employment and fair wages, promoting more small business, adequate hospitalization for veter ans and expansion of new indus tries in our state. I believe that the first duty of a senator Is to his own constitutents. to know what they need and to try and help them." Senator McFarland, a leading member of the Important Banking and Currency Committee, Is cur rently concerned with pending leg islative proposals before the Sen ate from that committee. He ex pects to go out to Arizona “in a few weeks.” he said. He Is also a member of five other important committees. Interstate Commerce. Judiciary. Irrigation and Reclama tion, Indian Affairs, and Pensions, which handle matters of vital im portance to Arizona. —o Picachan* Injured As Car Rams Truck Louise Smith and Sam Mendoza, both of Picacho, miraculously es capped serious injury Monday aft ernoon. when their car, driven by Miss Smith, rammed into the rear of a 'Southern Pacific truck, driven by Ygnacio Felix, of Tucson. The force of the collision drove the heads of both Mendoza and Miss Smith through the front wind shield. but both escaped with rela tively slight head bruises and lac erations. The accident occurred about 400 feet west of Montezuma Inn, near Picacho. Highway Pa trolman Roger Gates, who investi gated the accident, said there have been no charges, pending investi gation. —o C. J. Moody Hurt In Collision Here C. J. Moody, of Coolidge, sus tained minor bruises and scratches Thursday. April 11, when the car which he was driving collided with a pick-up truck driven by Robert D. Leßoy, of Phoenix. The acci dent .which occurred at the inter section of 3rd street and Roosevelt avenue, also involved a third ve hicle —a pickup truck driven by W. E. McGinnis, of Coolidge. Mc- Ginnis’ truck was hit by Moody’s car after the first collision had caused him to lose control. To Open Bids For Highway 80 Paving East Os Florence The last unpaved stretch of Ari zona's oldest highway will soon receive a hard surface following the request for bids sent out by the state highway department. Bids will be opened May 3 for the pav ing of 18 utiles of Highway 80, known in former years as the “Bankhead Highway." The stretch to be paved begins about 3 miles south of Florence. Highway 80, one of the pioneer roads in the southwest, was a link of an early-day transcontinental highway which started at Birming ham .Alabama and terminated at San Diego, California. With the surfacing of the 18 mile stretch be tween Florence and Tucson the last link of a paved artery traversing Arizona from north to south will be completed. According to th« terms of the bids the work must be finished bv November 30 .1946. Many Communities Plan Entries To 4-H County Fair Youngsters From All Points In County Enter Exhibits For Annual Pinal Affair The 10th annual 4-H County Fair will be held April 27 at Kenilworth School when youngsters from ail motions of Pinal county will proud ly display their handiwork done under the auspices of the agricul tural extension service. Not only will this affair be of interest and benefit to the teen agers but the efforts of these 4-H workers has attracted the atten tion of farmers and cattlemen throughout the county. Many of the oldsters will view with interest the exhibits presented and many of them will carry home with them renewed interest In their own farms or herds because of the new and modern methods of agriculture noted through the efforts of the 4-H clubs. Clubs participating this year In the annual 4-H Fair, which has grown since the first one was held in 1934. will be from Casa Grande. Kloy, l,a Palma, 11-Mile Corner, Oracle and Kenilworth. In addition to the livestock and poultry to be shown by both boys and girls, the young ladies of the various communities will provide what will be tantamount to a Jun l<V fashion show. In which the de signers and makers of fine frocks, and other articles of feminine wear, will be the living models for their own creations. Mothers as well as fathers will beam as their own progeny offer for the approval of fair judges, the things they have made, grown or developed during the paßt year. The various clubs exhibit their work in competition with other clubs and winners receive prizes ranging from medals and ribbons to cash scholarships at approved universities and colleges. o Rugg Announces To Succeed Self As Representative O. W. Rugg of Casa Grande this week announced his candidacy to succeed himself as state represen tative of District No. 1 for Pinal county. Rugg's district, which he has represented for the past two years comprises all of the Casa Grande valley area. While actively engaged in farm ing Mr. Rugg has for several years been in charge of the Alfalfa Mill a few miles east of Casa Grande. In announcing his candidacy Mr. Rugg said: "I have served the in terests of the people of my district and county as well as those of the state of Arizona to the best of my ability and submit my candidacy to the electorate upon that basis. Pre-Nupital Shower Honors Miss Mitchell Wednesday Evening Miss Eleanor Mitchell was honor ed Wednesday night with a miscel laneous bridal shower at the home of Mrs. W. D. Johnson. Bingo fur nished the evening’s entertainment. Kitchen articles were awarded as prizes, all of which were presented to the guest of honor by the win ners. This was in addition to the many shower gifts she received. Guests were: Mesdames Kath leen Merrill. Earl Hicks, Don Paul. Melvin Gammage, Lois Wiese Rich ardson .Minor Simms, Mary Bram hall, Margaret Patterson, Pat Flynn, Mitchell Cagalj, Honey Hamby, C. A. Lanier and A. K. Os born. Misses Frances Pike, Mar garet Kochenderfer, June Anne Havens, Hortense McCray, Lena Grey Annis, Lucille Briscoe, Laura nell Carter and Esther Zerr. NUMBER 7 Sixteen Candidates To Seek Election To Town Council All Incumbent Councilmen Turn In Petitions For Re- Election. Residents Are Urged To Register The names of IB men will appear on the ballot when Coolidge holds its first municipal election on May 27. Among those seeking the seven town council posts are the six in cumbents. Mayor C. W. Lewis, and Councilmen R. W. Chadborn. George W. Ware. Dr. It. V'. Camp bell. S. C. McFarland and L. O. Mc- Millan. The seventh seat has been vacant since A D. Tyler, the first mayor of Coolidge. resigned to take the job of town clerk. Also seeking election to the coun cil for the coming two-year-term will be C. A. Anderson. Don An dreas, Hen Arnold. R. I,* Carter, Tom Edwards, F. B. Hannah, L. D. Ketchum, W. T. McKinney, I* L. Simmons and Dr. G. U. 'Steward. Following the election success ful candidates will hold a meeting at which they will choose one of their number to serve as mayor. For the election the town will b“ divided into two precincts as re quired by statute, and two separate polling places will be set up. Those will probably conform to the pres ent boundaries of county precincts numbers 11 and 15. Meanwhile registration of every eligible Coolidge citizen Is being urged so that a representative vote may be assured in an election which is of vital importance to the future of Coolidge. To date ap proximately 400 persons have reg istered for the election, according to Town Clerk Tyler, but there are many eligible who have not yet signed up. Any person may vote in the city election who is qualified to regis ter and vote in the county election who has lived in Coolidge for six months prior to the election date. It is necessary, however, to reg ister separately for the city elec tion and the county and state elec tion. Registration books will he kept open at the office of the town clerk Until May IG. o Tom Cottone Seriously Hurt In Eloy Crash Florence Youth's Motorcycle Crashes Into Rear Os Slowing Pickup Truck Crashing head on into the rear of a pickup truck which had slowed suddenly as the driver became con fused by the lights of an approach ing car. a Florence motorcyclist was critically injured early Tues day morning about a mile east of Eloy on High 84. The cyclist, Tom Cbttone, 22, is In the Pinal county hospital with a broken leg and severe gashes on the body. The driver of the pickup truck. C. R. Johnson was arrested by Highway Patrolman Jones, charged with reckless driving and driving while- under the influence of liquor. He was released in SSO bond by Justice of the Peace Garrett in Eloy on the reckless driving charge, pending the outcome of Cottone’s injuries. At the hospital it was reported that the injured man was doing well but his condition is still serious. A blood transfusion administered shortly after he was brought into the hyspital undoubtedly sqfved his life. Cottone was employed at the Standard gasoline service station on Main street and was returning to Florence when the accident hap pened. . o ■ Coolidge Rotarians And Ladies Attend Annual Convention Coolidge Rotarians and their Ro tary Anns were well represented at the annual district conference held In Chandler from Sunday through Tuesday. Richard E. Fulton of Florence, district governor, pre sided. Highlights of the occasion in cluded golf, various entertainments, luncheons, the banquet and gover nor’s ball, and a fashion show. Among those from Coolidge who attended were Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Wells. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Nowell, Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Murray, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Unger, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Loucks, Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Cole, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Moody, and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Talla. Wilber T. Joplin of Phoenix was nominated district governor. His unopposed selection will be con firmed at the international conven tion at Atlantic City in June. 48 Candidates File Petitions For Nominations M any Incumbents Unop posed But Competition Keen In Some Precincts For J. P. And Constable Posts The names of 48 candidates will appear on the ballots when voters go to the polls In Pinal county to nominate office seekers of the 12 state and county offices. Os the number seeking election a score are seeking reelectlon. A number of the candidates are vet erans of World War II while the veterans of 1918 are well repre sented on the ballot. For state senator, Charles S. Goff, the incumbent, is opposed by Lloyd E. of Superior. In* District No. 1 state repre sentative O. W. Rugg, the Incum bent seeking reeleetion is opposed by Parke T. Gilbert. Both candi dates are from Casa Grande. In District No. 2, George Ernesi, the incumbent, is unopposed. Judge W. C. Truman, present su perior court judge is seeking re election and is unopposed. T. J. Marks, present clerk of superior court is also unopposed. Three contestants are seeking the post of sheriff to be vacated at the end of this term by Sheriff James Herron. Jr., who has* refused to run again. They are A. W. Sizemore, who recently resigned as chief of police of Casa Grande and unsuccessful candidate for sheriff in the last election; Lynn Early, present county assessor and John Mitchell of Superior. In District No. 1, 'Supervisor M. J. Backstein, Ray Is unopposed as is J. W. Spray, of Superior, lu District No. 2. However in Dis trict No. 3, Charles W. (Johnny) Stokes, of Coolidge is opposed by Frank Williams, of Casa Grande for the supervisor’s job. Louis Taylor, of Coolidge, is un opposed for the job of county su perintendent of schools. Horace J. Chesley of Casa Grande filed a pe tition for the post Tuesday, but on Wednesday filed papers withdraw ing his petition. John J. Bugg, present superintendent, has refused to seek reelectlon. The lists are a little more crowd ed in the races for justice of peace and for constable. For justice of the peace, Lottie C. Devine of Florence, Walter B. Love, Jr., of Casa Grande, J. C. Garrett, Eloy, and H. O. Ramsay of Oracle, all incumbents are unop posed. In Mammoth, the 6th Jus tice precinct, John E. Carnlghan is seeking to replace John C. Wille for<T, the incumbent seeking re election. In Coolidge, William C. Roche, the incumbent faces competition from Charles S. Treadway and Charles D. Elledge, T. G. Morton, of Ray is unop posed for reelectlon as is W. E. Wallace, in Superior but in justice precinct No. 7, two women are battling it out for the job of J. P. They are Myrtle Cooper of Feld man and Kate M. Trent of Hay den Junction. Five candidates for constable are unopposed. They are: Homer B. Ward of Casa Grande, who was the only Republican to file nominating petitions ; in the county; J. J. Naugh, of Oracle, Percy O’Neil, of Mammoth, incumbent; W. C. Gil pin, of Ray, and Alex Arnett of Superior. O. R. Harding, Eloy constable has two competitors In C. J. Prock and Hubert W. Wilks. Asa F. Gardner and Monroe Moore, are seeking the nomination for constable in Coolidge while Charles Rhodes of Winkelman, has competitors H. L. Lacey and Jesse Teague, both of Feldman to beat if he is to be reelected. o Wild J-ep Throw* Five Occupants A group of picnic-bound young people from Florence learned about jeeps the hard way— Thursday. April 11, when the commercial modol of the famed little war ve hicle in which they were riding overturned four miles east of Flor ence on the Diversion Dam road. The jeep, belonging to Keith J. Floyd, of White Plains. California, and piloted by Pauline Cruz, of Florence, went out of control on a curve, hit a shoulder of the road, overturned and pitched all five passengers out along the roadside. Floyd and Miss Cruz escaped with cuts and bruises, while the other three occupants, Johnny Gu tierrez, Mercy Cruz and Marcia Padilla, all of Florence, were un injured. o One Hurt As Truck Hits Guard Post Curry Loggains, son of H. V. Loggains, of La Palma, received bruises about the head when a truck driven by his father, struck a guard post at the south end of the Picacho overpass. According to highway patrolman, Roger Gates, Loggains apparently was crowded off the edge of the roadway by an other truck . Young Loggains, thrown from the vehicle, was taken unconscious to the Pinal county hospital at Florence. None of the other occupants, which included Mrs. Loggains and four other sons, were injured.