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Note lick down papago wav or the Indian reservation south ®* Casa Grande an airplane ha* been flying bark and forth arron* the almost barren lands which. In times past, hare been lush with icrass The Airmen dropped tiny pelletts containing pre fertilized »«eds of Lehmann's Ixtregrass Classified as a hardy, dry-weatber forage grass, funds for this experi ment are furnished by the federal government If the plan, originated b> Dr L 8 Adams of San Diego, is successful other areas in the southwest will be seeded. BUT LIKE MANY government welfare projects some one gets them done at the wrong time this one during the worst drouth In history when there Is practically no prospect of enough water falling to wet the parched tonsils of a single Papago ... let alone enough seed to plant a few hundred thousand of acres IT 18 TO Paul Hannah to whom goes the honor of being the first elected city official to become mayo,- of Coolidge And somehow we believe It to be a fitting tribute to one who pioneered a business venture In this city coming to Coolldg" when there was almost no business and taking an active part in the community development almost from the start Always at the forefront in business and civic af fairs the new- mayor may be ei !•*•< ted to do his thinking in terms o' the youth of city and the impetus of arts of the council upon their future WITH THE PRIMARY hut a few weeks off candidates for state and county offices are bett ing the hushes and talking to vot era. Moat of them are in accord that vote getting Is quite a job They realise that neither time nor finance* will permit a personal visit with every voter. This D es pecially true of cantlfdatew for stale offices who seldom meet more than a handful of the citizenry And with the sun bearing down more and more as each day passes they find more folks want to talk about the weather than about poll tics. PINAL COUNTY HAS three of her sons in this campaign F'or the United States Senate Kr nest McFarland of Pinal county ut opposed by Harry Valentine of Phoenli who for a great many r j years practiced law fn Superior, > For a post In the state rapltol Thad M More, former Pinal County j ataesaor la seeking position on the state tax commission. CONSIDERABLE INTEREST Is manifest among Pinal lawyers In the candidacy of Judge Levi 8 Tuall of St Johns for the state supreme court. Judge Udall is one of the outstanding superior Judge* in Arisons and his election to he suprteme court would place thereon one of the finest legal interpre ttve minds In the state MOST OF US realize that prices of nearly every thing are not only on the rise but they are going higher. How much higher depends upon a great many Interrelated economic factors and many economists believe we will qot reach the top of the inflation ary ladder which followed world war I. But prices will be so high that families on fixed incomes will feel the pinch Already butter prices range from 67 to 69 cents. Bread loaves have been reduced In weight and raised In price. Milk costa more and so do countless ether essentials. More and more It* ms of dally need will start up ward In price during the summer and. say experts, peak price should be reached by fall. o State Tractor And Equipment Moving To Arizona Blvd. Next Week The State Tractor and Equip ment Company will move next week from its present location on Coolidge Avenue to its new boms Just completed on Arizona Boulevard and Sea£>e Avenue, according |o announcement of Hugh M. Adams, local manager. The business will occupy the en tire 90 by 80 foot cement block building which has been leased from Carl McFarland. Coolidge office ot State Tractor and Equipment has been housed for the past 13 years at Its pres ent location. Adams, a resident of Coolidge district for ten years, waa with the service department of the company here for several years before becoming manager of the local office. He is looking forward to a stepped-up line of farm equipment and service in the future. Lions Club Holds Ladies Nite Picnic Wednesday Losers of a Lions Club attendan ce contest entertained winners at a ladies night picnic Wednesday at Vak-Ki Inn. Captain of the win ning team was Vernon Faries. Cap tain of the host team was Mitchell CagalJ.. (•Co olrtacillS^attttnci VOLUME 17 Two Communities Name Members To Highway Body Caia Grande and Superior choose representatives to County Road Commission. Two communities have chosen rt presentatlves for the county high way planning commission, now be ing formed, according to Raymond Sroaf. secretary of the Coolidge Chamber of Commerce and acting chairman of the commission At a recent meeting of represent ative business men and farmers In Casa Grande. O. W. Ruff, state representative was named to the commission and Cyril Rate chosen alternate. Superior has chosen a commis sioner. George lajhb. but neglected to Inform Sroaf of any alternate. A meeting was held last Friday right under the sponsorship of the Eloy Lions Club at Eloy but only seven persons attended. A further meeting has been planned for to night with representatives from Pichkco when delegates from each of those communities will be chos en for the commission. ■ Sroaf said that a meeting has not yet been called for Coolidge but ex|»ectß it within the week when leading business men and farmers will be asked to attend to name two members of the com mission from this area O. H. Ramsay of Oracle and Perry O'Neal of Mammoth have reported that these two communi ties will probably Join to name one representallve on the commission. It is planned to have a meeting of the commission sometime after June 28. Sroaf said by which time he ezpects all Commlsalon mem bers will be named. The commission, patterned after the State highway committee, will function In approximately the same manner. It will act as qn unofficial advisory body to the county engineer In choosing roads which need attention and the or der or precedence In repair or construction -o Rainbows Initiate, Local Girl Wins State RGA Honor Coolidge Rainbow Girls hold sea son's final meeting Wednesday. Betty Clark chosen Grand Hope at Tucson. Coolidge Asembly of the Order of Rainbow for Girls held Its final meeting of the season Wednesday night in Masonle Temple, when two members were initiated. The session was presided over by Sue Kyser. In keeping with the Assembly's usual custom, the final meeting terminated with a slumber partv at Masonic hall. The girls were chaperoned by tnetr mother ad visor, Mrs. Roger lies. A high light of the occasion was breakfast prepared by the group in the ban quet hall. • The Assembly's next meeting wll be in September for election of new officers. At the recent Grand Assembly held In Tucson. Betty Clark was elected to the state office of grand hope. Madge Dixon received the honorary order i>f grand cross of colors. It was announced that this order will be conferred on Marilyn Elsberry at the next Grand As sembly. Those from here who attended the Tucson meeting were: Betty Clark. "Sue Kyser. Madge LUxon. Dorothy Naflger. Velma Troutt. Mrs. lies, mother advisor; Mrs. Dalton Cole, and Mrs. C. A. Christ enson. o J. F. Reinhardt, Former Coolidge Resident, Dies Wednesday At Safford i Funeral services will be held at 6 o'clock tomorrow at Safford lo; - James F. Reinhardt, 64. who pas sed away there Wednesday morn ing after a heart attack. Mr Rein hardt was former Coolidge resi dent. and the father of Mrs. Riley Cleveland, of Coolidge. He was a member of Pima Lodge No. 39. Tuc son Consistory and a Shriner. For the past five years Mr. Rein hardt had been a government em ployee at Poston Relocation Cen ter. He came from New Mexico In 1918 to make his home at Saf ford. moving from there 12 years later to Coolidge. He had returned with Mrs. Reinhardt to Safford six weeks ago to make their home. The deceased is survived by six daughters. Mrs. Augusta Enipe. Boise. Idaho; Mrs. John Livingston. Safford; Mrs. Hal Empie. Dancan: Mrs. Cleveland, Cpolidge; Mrs. Margaret Dawson, Miami; and Mrs. Ida Mae Larson, Nebraska. M IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE*’ COOLIDGE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, JUNE 21. 1946 fjgotj mrt Meeting for the first time with member* of the retiring city council and newly elected councllmen. Seated, at the extreme left end of the table ia Mayor Paul B. Hannah, from hi* left are W. T. McKinney, Tom Edward*. Carl Anderion, A. D. Tyler, retiring city clerk, former mayor C. W. Lewi*, L. O. McMillan and R. W. Chadborn (back* to camera), Dr. R. V. Campbell, Ben Arnold and Dr. G. B. Steward. (Hines Photo) Veterans Meet Tonight To Hear Housing Plan By Tucson Originators Veterans of World War II are In vited to attend a meeting at 9 o'clock tonight In Legion Hall. Coolidge to hear how they may secure new homes at reasonable prices with no down payment Un der the plan the homes are com pletely financed under the Gi Bill Scheduled to speak are: Paul R Ehlers. and Joseph McKoewn. leader* of a housing group in Tuc son which worked out the plans for the homes Paul Broman, the engineer who devised the plan is also scheduled to be at the meet ing State Hospital Escapee Caught At Florence Jet. Underxheriff TravU Wall captvrex man seeking way to 0 Paso. One of the two men who escaped from the Arizona State Hospital at Phoenix last Sunday was cap tured In Florence Junction on Sun day night by Travis Wall. Pinal county undersheriff. A description of the two had been broadcast earlier In the day. Alexander Phillips. 29. was seen around Florence Junction and Wall notified The undersheriff found Phillips who was attempting to hitch-hike to FM Paso. Texas and persuaded him to enter bis car for a ride In that direction. He ended up in the county Jail at Florence. The other escapee, William Christopher. 37 Is reported still at large. o— Registration Total Indicates Interest Approximately 200 more voters are registered for July 16 pri maries than in election of 1944. A wider Interest In the coming primaries than In the general elec tion of 1944 is indicated by the approximately 200 more registra t:n» this year In the office of tbo county recorder than existed In the previous election. On November 7, 1944 a total of 7077 persons were registered to vote. Os that number 2382 Demo crats cast ballots In the election while 876 Republicans appeared at the polls. The total polled votes was 4742 votes. With 312 absentee votes and 312 military votes, the total number of ballots cast was 6193. A better average is expected this year with 7276 registered. Os this number 6.622 are Democrats, 639 Republicans with independents, nen-partisan and other parties ad ding 14 more registrations —o John Weavre Martin Receives Discharge John Weaver Martin, coxswain, received an honorable discharge from the navy at San Diego, Cali fornia. after a year's service in the South Pacific. He has been awarded the Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with campaign star. American Area ribbon, and the Victory' Medal. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Martin and a long time resident of Coolidge. He graduated from Coolidge high school in 1943 and entered service in June of 1944. o •J. J. Jones is expected home tomorrow from Glen Ivy Hot Springs. California, where he has been undergoing a course of treat ment. Jones has been in Califor nia for two months. • Miss Frances (Chuld) Borree and Miss Sara Jean Martin are spending thiß week in Phoenix . Rotarians Hear Larry Bell Talk About Gas Works Gat company engineer discusses utilyatlon and distribution of New Mexico piped fuel. Members of the Coolidge Rotary Club learned about the utilization and distribution of gas at their regular meeting yesterday. In the Presbyterian Church basement. I,arry Bell, engineer for the gas company discussed how the gas is found In three types of wells, how it Is piped to Coolidge from New Mexico via the lines of the FJI Paso Natural Gas Company to a point north of the city from which it is drawn through regula tors and the “city gate", an In tricate system of pipes and meters and thence to the consumer. The gas is found In dry wells, wet wells and condensate wells, of which the dry well is the best because it is from this type that the gas is piped direct to the con sumer ,if it b-. what is known as "sweet gas ", Sometimes “sour gas", the type in which sulphurous fumes or other Impurities are found, must be treated before It Is r* ady for consumption while theh t ondensate wells provide gas which must be run through a condensator before it can be used. Generally speaking natural gas has a higher heat that manufactur ed gas. Bell told his listeners, and in view of the fact that it is gener ally cheaper. It makes the Ideal fuel for home consumption, Hell said. In answer to a question from the floor. Bell explained that natur al gas was not exploited to its fullest use In this area before 1936 because the full potentialities of the gas supply were not known. New it has been established that an estimated reserve of 33 years D available which makes it profit able for the gas companies to es tablish the expensive pipe lines t > communities far from the gas fields. Natural gas has the lowest rate Ir. this area selling for $2 for the first 1200 feet. 80 cents per thous and feet for the next 1800 feet and 46 cents per thousand feet up to 100.000 feet. Above 100,000 users are given an industrial rate. o Three Boys Arrested For Theft Os Tires In Mesa This Week A Coolidge boy and two others from Mesa were arrested here this week by Chief of Police Dan Kin ser charged with the theft of tires, tubes and rims at Mesa on June 13. The boys ranging from 16 to 18 admitted the theft and aided in recovery of the stolen property, some of which was found in a Coolidge home while the remaind er had been hidden In the desert near the city. The Coolidge boy was turned over to the county attorney in Florence while the Mesa youths were returned to authorities In that county. Careless Driving Results in Accident Both drivers escaped injury in an accident ’Sunday morning eight mifcs south of Coolidge when cars driven by Dave Stone of La Palma and G. B. Mendoza of Tolleson collided. The crash resulted in approxi mately S3OO damages to the cars. Stone was cited in Coolidge jus tice court by highway patrolman Roger Gates (pr being on the wrong side of the road. His case is set for Saturday. Examiner for Driver's j License Here Thursday Examinations for driver’s licen se will be given Thursday morn ing. June 27, between 9 and 12 o'clock at Coolidge Justice of the peace office by an examiner from Jhe motor vehicle department*. Phoenix. He will give examina tions at Florence that afternoon from 1 to 4 o'clock at the court house. All examinations will be written and those who pass will be mailed a drivers license. DriverX license examinations are held regularly at Coolidge and Fiorence every other Thurs day The time of the examina tions remain* the same. Negro Child, Burned To Death In Ranch Blaze Mother rescues infant sleeping in shade of blazing tenant house on Dell Ranch 6 mites from here. A Negro child was burned to death when flames swept the frame tenant house on the ranch of Geor ge Dell, on the Coolldge-Casa Grande highway six miles south west of Coolidge at noon Tuesday. Mrs Norma Lee Jordan, the mo ther was working with other child ren In a watermelon patch some distance from the house, when the fire broke out In the kitchen. She ran to the house and grabbed a three-month old baby sleeping beside the burning build ing and carried It to safety. By the time she had carried the baby away the flames had swept the entire house, preventing her from entering to find the two and a half year-old boy. Quentin, who was asleep in one of the bedrooms. The father. Cleveland Jordan, with a number of other children, was at Queen Creek, picking pota toes. He was notified by the ranch owner, who was at the Pinal Gin ning Co. where he Is manager, when the fire occurred. Justice of the Pea*e Roach, act ing as coroner and a Jury, investi gated the fire but the embers were still too hot Tuesday evening t< reach any conclusion, although the charred form of the child could be clearly discerned lying In an inside doorway leading from the bedroom. The burned child was a grand son of Jesßle Jordon, labor con tractor of Eloy. and well-known In this area. o Eloy Service Station Destroyed By Flames; Blaze In Casa Grande Fire in Eloy Tuesday afternoon destroyed the Shell service station managed by Harvey Williamson. Cause of the blaze which occurre 1 late in the afternoon could not be determined but the blazing oil and gasoline created a pall of smoke which could be seen for miles from the town. Another blaze which started in ar. overstuffed chair threatened the Veterans of Foreign Wars club house In Casa Grande early Tues day morning. The fire was extin guished before much damage was caused. Major Charles Moody Home On Terminal Leave Major Charles Moody arrived home Wednesday from Japan after approximately a year’s service In the Pacific theater. He joined the air corps early in the conflict and was for sometime an instructor at Williams Field. Moody, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Moody, is on terminal leave until October. NUMBER, 16 CYC Plans Gala Fourth Os July Program Here Special water carnival being plan ned by Coolidge Youth Coun cil. Summer sport program an nounced. A special Fourth or July pro gram is being planned by Coolidge Youth Coordinating Council, it was announced Tuesday at a meeting of the organization held i t Coolidge high school. Karl Micks, president, is general chairman of arrangements. The program will include games, sports, and a spec ial water festival. M. M. Cooper and H. J Fulton are assisting with arrangements. Miss Dorothy Fatilk rer is in charge of the water festi val Full announcement of the pro gram will be made next week. Business matters taken up during the evening included election of .Mrs. Blanche Appel, to fill the office of secretary, left vacant by resignation of Jack Fond. It was decided that a treasurer would be necessary, since the organization has received donations from clubs and Individuals for operation costs. The Reverend Olln E. Lehman was elected to fill this office. Newly appointed members of the Youth ' Council are Mrs. Virginia Bollln and Mrs. Appel. The boy's summer baseball lea gue comprised of four teams now has three sponsors It was announc es the LDS Church for which E. T. Klelnman Is serving; M. M. Cooper and George O’Donnell. The boys are In need of a sponsor for the fourth team. The teams are meet ing at 6 p. m. on Tuesdays, and Thursdays at south grammar school for practice. Mrs. Tom C.ammage, general chairman for CYC girl’s summer soft ball program, announces that two teams of the older girls league are sponsored respectively by Cool idge Methodist church, the Rever end Olln Lehman serving; and Mr«- H. J. Fulton. Two more sponsors are needed. The teams are meet ing at south school at 6 p. m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The younger girl’s league, which meets at the same time and same place, will also have four teams. Sponsors are Mrs. Hilda Taylor tor the team captained by Ina Reed; the Presbyterian church, Mrs Roger Gates serving as spon sor for the team captained by Betty Taylor; and Trinity Assem bly of God church, the Reverend Lina O’Donnell serving as sponsor for the team captained by Edith Moore. The fourth team, captained b> Mary Baker, has no sponsor as yet. Today will close the CYC first summer swimming course. Those wishing to Join the second four week swim session should register now at Vah-Ki Inn pool. Red Cross swimming certificates for begin ners and intermediates will be an nounced next week. —o Sroaf Is Chosen Pinal Deleate Florence schoolman is alternate tor first meeting of State-wide Legislative and Planning Com mission. Raymond Sroaf, secretary of the Coolidge Chamber of Commerce will represent Pinal at the first meeting of the newly-organiz ed Arizona State-wide legislative and planning committee to be held in Phoenix Tuesday, June 25, to chart its campaign for enactment of a four-point legislative program. Sroaf was named delegate from Pinal county with J. Houston Allen, principal of Florence Union High School alternate. The measures which will be pres sed were selected at a recent meet ing in Phoenix of representatives of all chambers of commerce in the state. They are; Enabling acts to permit county zoning, the crea tion of county planning commis sions and the modernization of the state’s sanitation and motor vehicle codes. The committee is made up of one delegate and one alternate from each county. o Caudill's Open Furniture Store On Main Street Saturday Caudill’s Furniture Company will be opened by Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Caudill at 226 North Main 'Street Saturday. The business will in clude new and used furniture and will feature furniture repair. Caudill has recently received his discharge from the marine corps after 18 months service in the Pacific. Mrs. Caudill is the former Theresa Burtcher. Hannah Chosen Mayor - Council Picks New Clerk New city fathers follow custom in naming mayor; select Minor Simms as new city clerk, Kinser re-appointed. Swiftly following the selection of Paul Hannah as mayor of Cool idge Thursday night newly elected members of the town council oust ed A D. Tyler from his job us city clerk and town magistrate and by a narrow margin of 4 to 3 re tained Dan Kinser as chief of po lice. Tyler, first mayor of Coolidge and city clerk for the past nine months was replaced by Minor O. Simms after a council vote of 5 to 2. Balloting for both appointive posts was secret following a mo tion by Dr. G. B. Steward. Hannah, who becomes the third person to occupy the mayoralty post in Coolidge was the unani mous choice of hts rellow council men as mayor. His selection fol lows a general Arizona custom of giving the post to the candidate for council polling the highest vote. Following his removal as city clerk and a suggestion by council man Carl Anderson that he be giv en a week's pay in lieu of formal notice Tyler declared he should be paid until the <*nd of June or at least for nine full nays, one day for each month of servhe as city clerk. No action was taken on Ty ler’s statement . The new city clerk, Simms, ha 9 been with the San Carlos Irriga tion District for the past few years. He assumed his new duties Monday morning. Charles W. 'Stokes, city attorney under the regime of the old coun cil tendered his resignation al though his tenure of office does not expire until July 1. The Coun cil refused to take immediate ac tion upon his offer to resign. Resignation of Stokes would leave the post vacant since R. H. Alexander, the only applicant for the position, Is ineligible under the law because he lives outside the corporate limits of the city. Council voted to Instruct the town marshal to enforce regular pickup of garbage and to see that regular trips are made. It was an nounced 1 that a number of com plaints had been made that pick ups were irregular. Dr. Steward and Ben Arnold were named a committe of two to look Into a possible site for a city dump. The city is now send ing its refuse to the county dump ing ground northeast of the city. Council proposes to press the mater of a federal grant for city sewers after having been told a grant of $12,500 for survey ex pense would be available as soon as Unite dStates congress passe a further allotment for municipal Improvements. o Softball Diamond Almost Completed For City League Many fraternal organizations ready to enter teams In city league play. Within the next few weeks it Is expected Coolidge will again be started on the path which led its softball team to a state champion ship a short half dozen years ago. David C. Davis, chairman of the I. O. O. F. committee spon soring a softball diamond on the city park grounds reported today that the field will soon be readly for play. The only drawback ap pears to be poles for lighting the field and these he expects to se cure shortly. The field has been leveled and work on the backstop is almost completed. Benches will be sup plied by Davis until bleachers can be erected. Davis made a point on the use of the field which he says will be for everyone, "from kids to grand pas." Virtually every fraternal organi zation in Coolidge is ready to put a team in the lists while many of the local business Houses, clubs and other organizations have ex pressed a desire to teams wearing their insignia for com petition in the city softball league. After completion it is hoped that the city will undertake its main tenance and several councilmen have already evinced their willing ness to cooperate in such a move. Next year according to Davis, an all-star team will be again entered for the state championship. o- Drunk Driving Nets 30 Days Behind Bars Clarence K. Turner of Coolidge pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge Wednesday and is serving 30 days in the county bastile. He was picked up on Arizona Boule vard near Byrd Avneue at 7:20 p. m. Tuesday after officers were informed that the driver of a panel truck was running cars off the road, according to higlrway patrol Roger Gates, who made the arrest.