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CrdUtoit'4. Ncte Beck WE HAVE JUST r**« a Hat c»f army men from Artzuiu »bu gave at their lives while in military service during the war so lerently ended Os the list |o& were from Huai* tout)- I t> This list is readily accessible n this office to any one desiring to ee It Authenticated and pub | li-lie«J by the war department it ; i» perhaps the only accurate sum • uiatiuu available today. NEXT THURSDAY the Kotitlh of July will be observed in t utdidge lor the first time in j a rood many years. This observ .line, while piiuianly for the youih oi the city and surrounding atea. will be good lor all of u>. With! the pas-iiiie of the years rural Auierna has. less and less. • ele I>raled the natal day o| ibis npliuil. IT DOESN T SEEM .• long ago when. a» a child, we looked forward to the coming of the Fourth of July It was a big day then There was plenty of fire*o<k» In the evening. There! we.e ia«es and spoils throughout I the day And the crack of dawn brought the popping oi firecrack er-* wbn h a< • derated as the tidy grew on ‘I lieu theie was the pa rade War Veterans paraded « lags passed by. and wherever one looked uien and women and little fellows in knee pints stood stlfiiy at attention with hat ill hand . NOWADAYS WHEN the Stars and Stripes passes one .an see scores of spectators pay ing little or no attention, and it seems to us in this disrespect or j Uik of respect grew more amt more noticeable a.- the years went j on and there was little or uo at tention paid the official observance : of tbe Fourth of July. while the celebration in foolldge this year is primarily , a youth program it is to be hoped d is the foundation for more and better Fourth of July observances during tbe years to come. BACK AROUND 1900 there were quite a pass* l of folks who thought the motor car was % but a passing fancy . . something ol a silly « out rapt ion that couldu t last Even as I ale as 3d years ago quite a number of Ibis clan -till existed. Just as nowadays there are people who are still skeptical of the air age Rut at the speed we've been traveling and the development of atomic energy we II probably waken some morn ing to find the modern craft of the air lanes completely outmoded and Jet propelled or atom pro pelled craft poised to take off at a HKHi tntie an hour clip to any Part of the wiyid WITH THAT THOUGHT in uiind it sWms to us every city and village In the nation had bet ter prepare to cash in on air travel. Coolidge will be placed on tbe regular schedule of Intra-state line* just as soon as adequate landing facilities are provided These facilities must be installed at local expense, for which at least SO per cent federal aid may be obtained. The city council now has under consideration the leas ing (at (1 oo annually) the air trip of t’oolidge Air Park. Ji%t south of the City . . the initial move in keeping abreast and In step with the speedy progress of of this air age. THE END OF THE real estate boom which has sent city property soaring to prices two and three times real values is In sight In Coolidge no lessening has been noted nor has there been any material loweiing In the price of real estate anywhere in the west. Initial signs, though, showing in the east. Property isn't selling quite so fast . . . and the greater the inflationary' value the slower the sale and the faster the drop in price. ITS AN ECONOMIC axiom that boom times come and boom times go. We've bad the greatest real estate boom in his tory and demand has forced prices of dwellings to heights all out of proportion with tiue values. RATIONING AND allotments are bad any way. they come, according to Cooii<jge re tailers. who declare “One to a cus tomer" is a poor substitute for "How many, please.” Each’ re tailer is striving to work out. in his own way. a fair method of ' distribution of scarce merchan dise. And they do try sincerely. As one merchant said this week: "It takes a long time to go from top to bottom of a list . . . it's a long time between drinks! And it's a poor substitute for 'How > many do you want.’ But it's fair and honest at least, and every one shares alike.” o Mrs. C. A. Gish of Riverside, California, arrived here Tyesday to visit her sister, Mrs. Nelson (Jlaon. LIBRARY & ARCHIVES “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” VOU'MK 17 —— War Dept. Lists 115 Pinal Soldiers As War II Casualties Some known dead not included in National Honor Roll just is sued; State had 4.6 1 per cent of service men and women dead or missing. One hundred and fifteen Final | county soldiers, including one WAf\ were listed In the Arizona Honor 11**11 of the nation's casual lies in World War 11. Just re leaved by the War Ik* part men!. lUe Honor Koil was the first consolidated Hiding of Amu dead and missing, and tin holed the i names of nearly 310.000 men and women who gave their lives In the nation's service The list contains the best information a* viable on all military i*er*on uei who were killed or died or he< ante and remained missing he tween May 27. 1941. and Januaiy :l, 1946. and includes both battle and non battle dead or missing. The War Departnieiit points out that in a work of this scope there are nei essarily errors, noted that a number of Coolidge boys rej>orted dead are not In cluded in tbe listing, Arizona, which contained 0.37 j pet cent of the population of tbe j l luted States and its possessions in 1940. contributed 039 per cent of the total number who entered ! the Army. Os these men and women who went to war, 4.01 | per cent failed to return. This i figure represent 0.51 per cent of the army's total dead and missing Those included in the report in Final lounty are listed below with then home addresses., However, in some • ases, the residences of these men could not be estab- through the records of the Its al selective service hoard. This wav explained by the fact that more than 300 county citizens voluntered early before the se lective service system was set up with the records of all available manpower. Pmai County Casualties: lia.-keil Antonio. IHackwater; Masashi Araki. Rivers; KuCub Hlani hard. Eloy; Oscar Hrevdy, no record of address; Brooks. Red Rock; Clyde G. Brown, no record of address; J*»e Carrillo, Superior; Jesus L. Castro. Oracle; James W. Clement. Oracle. G. |*. Crockett. t»o teiord of address; Edward Y. Daniel, Florence; Rob ert Daw sou, Red Rock; Ernest II Du Fay. no record of address; Earl II Dye, Eloy; Chester R. Eberling. Florence; Earl W. Flg glns, Coolidge; Dainen S. Figue roa. uo record of address, Aicario Flores, Eloy. Richard E. Flores, Tiger; William C. Oarrels. Supe rior, Jesus Gomes, Coofldge; Pat rick Gorham, Jr., Superior; Will C. Griffiu. no record of address; Henry tlutierrez. Sonora; Clarence Mammons, no record of address; Rafael R. Haro, Superior; .Ar turo g Hernandez, Superior; Fiank L. Hernandez. Picacbo; Al vin B. Herring. Jr., no record of address. , Minoru Ishida. Rivers; Virgil H. Johnson, no record; Manuel E. Jones, uo record; Anthony Jose, Bapcbule; James J. Kauada, Riv ers, Herman L. Kirkbridge. Riv ers; l.loyd E. Kleinmau, (,'oolldge; Shaw Kojaku. no record of ad dress; Henry M. Hondo, no rec ord of address; Satoshi B. Kuro kawa. Rivers; Manuel H. Larini, Coolidge; John D. Latimer, no record of address; Arthur C. Lew is. Sacaton; Pedro P. Licano, no record of address; Albert Lira. Superior; Harry F. Madokoro, no record of address; John V. Mad rid. Tiger; Dennis Manuel. Chu «'hu Village, Casa Grande; Nicho las M Martinez, Pete E. Martinez. Florence; Leonard P. Meyer. Casa Grande; David M. Milda. no record of address; Joe B. Miller, no record of address; Joe M. Montijo, Eloy; Jack L. McCullough. Coolidge; George N. McDaniel. Superior; Garnard N. Newkirk. Casa Grande; Charles Noetzel. Superior; Henry I. Nor ris. no record of address; Arthur Nunez. Superior; Alejo C. Ochoa, Casa Grande; Manuel D. Olguin, Superior. Elias B. Ortega. Florence; Lupe G. Ortiz, Sonora; Ramon B. Or tiz. Florence; George Ota. Rivers; Paul W. Owens, no record of ad dress; Arthur W. Parker, no rec ord of address; John R. Patterson, Casa Grande; Rudolph B. Peralta. Superior; Andres E. guinterg, no record of address; Eduardo F. Ramirez, Superior; Roland R. Reeves, no record of address; Er nest A. Rodriguez, Mammoth; Louis O. Rodriguez, Oracle; Ale jandro Romero, no record of ad dress; Antonio H. S. Rosales, Eloy; Theodore K. Ruiz, Florence; Samuel R. Russel, no record of COOLIDGE, PINAL COUN'n. ARIZONA, FRIDAY, JUNE 28 1946 address; James B. Ruth. Hayden \ Junction; Manuel C. Saiz, no rt*r old of address; Elmer E Schliske, J no record of address; Cyril E. S hneberger. Ray; Huh E. Sharp. Florence. Daniel G. 'Shoemaker, Coolidge, Robert Smith. Eloy; ! Thomas T. Smith. Eloy; Carlos K Soto, no record of address; j Thomas P Spencer. Tiger, Frank ;It Speight, no record of address; ! Herman S 'Strevel. Florence; Ar- I lie A Stewart, no record of ad dress; Karl G. Stubblefield. Cool idge. Harry B Stewart, no record of address; Newton S. Terry. Ora cle. Douglas Thornburg, no rec ord ot address, John (Jlrich, Eloy. Clyde Truett. no record of ad dress A B Valenzuela. Casa Grande. .Manuel A Vasquez. Florence. Harlyn S Vldovich.‘Sacaton; Rob ert B. Villegas. Superior; John I* Wadklns. Jr.. Coolidge; Edward G Walker. Superior; Jerry M Walker. Florence. Grant W Want pier. Superior. Aubrey C. Walser. J ’> no record of address; Eldon Webb, j (’asm Grande; Alfred J Westfall, j ■ Florence; Wallace M White, ! Eloy, Von C WUson, Coolidge, j Lena L Young, no record; G P Ztinarripa. uo record, —o CYC Announces Fourth of July Program Here Coolidge youth will start day with water festival. Soorts events in afternoon, parade and dance later. Every boy and girl In Coolidge j is In for a “big time” when tbe j gala all-day program plauned by Coolidge Youth Coordinating coun cil gets under way utv July 4th. The program will begin with a water festival at Vah-KI Inn at 10 o'clock in the rnorutng. to be followed by the sports events at the south school, a grand parade in tbe evening, and climaxed by a big Fourth of July dance at the Woman's Club that night, ac cording to announcement by Karl Hicks. CYC president. A poster contest is open as of today to all Coolidge boys and girls under 18 years, who place ‘the posters covering entertain ment advertising the CYC Fourth of July program in Coolidge sKye windows by noon. June 1. There will be three cash prizes of $2.5u. 11.5 u and 11 uu for the best pos ters. Contest judges will be Mrs Tom Gammage, Mrs. Gordon Cor biu and Charles Onasrh. The water festival, under the di rection of Miss Dorothy Faulkner, will start the Fourth of July pro giarn at 10 a m. at Vab-Ki Inn pool. There will be swimming races for all age groups, comic races, speed events, diving con tests and relay races Names of entries for all events will be taken at the pool from 10 o'clock on. The wkter festival Is scheduled to close at noon. At 2:30 p. m. there will be two baseball games at south grammer school. M. M Cooper Is chairman of arrangements for the boys game, assisted by George O'Don nell. Mrs. Tom Gammage iB chairman of orrangements for the girls' game, assisted by Mrs. H. J Fulton. Alter the games there will be contests for boys and girls. These will be held at the south school and will Include sack races, horse shoe pitching, three-legged races and bicycle races. Merchants have donated prizes for the win ners. C. A. Lanier Is general chairman of arrangements, assist ed by H. J. Fulton. A parade headed by the Amer ican Legion will start up Main •Street promptly at 7 P. ni. The parade will assemble at 6:30 P m. at the south school and will include four sections, children on horses, bicycles, floats and a spe cial toy and pet section. When the parade is over Mayor P. B. Hannah will greet the crowd and congratulate the winners. Judges for the parade will be announeed later. A Fatrlotlc dance for all tbe young people of Coolidge will be held at Coolidge Woman’s Club ( beginning at 8 P- m. Sponsors are Coolidge Woman’s Club. Ju nior Woman's Club and the Desert Woman's Club. Mrs. D. O. Clark and Mrs. Jack Pond are in charge of decoration; Mrs. Wayne Hall and Mrs. E. B. McCleery are i serving on the refreshment com . mittee. Mrs. E. O. Thompson will be in charge of the guest book. - I,evis and western costumes worn in the parade will be “in vogue” - at the dance. Hostesses for the dance will be Mrs. D. O. Clark, Mrs. E. O. ; Thompson, Mrs. E. B. McCleery [ and Mrs. Roger Gates. Ti n HTTI i: FINGERS . . . Bonnie Lynn Carow, six. daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Carow, Washington, D. C., has been master of the piano since she was ZVt. She recently made her first public appearance as an organist at Foundry Metho dist church. Photo shows Bonnie as she rehearsed at the console. Former Deputy Sheriff Suffers Broken Foot Roy Wales, former deputy sher- ! | iff of Pinal county, now living at 1 Hamilton Corner, is getting around with a broken foot, suffered re ■ cently when he dropped a piece of farm equipment on it. He Is j a son-in law of Dave Bryce of Coolidge, ° Arizonans Ready To Hark Fourth In Peacetime Style For first time in years Fourth will be day independent of travel restrictions. Arizonas are set to celebrate In dependence Day thi* Fourth of July as they haven't celebrated since the beginning of the war. Independent of gas stamps ami a tight tire situation many of them expect to motor from city and farm, from ranch and desert, to points of interest, many of them taking the entire Thursday through Sunday weekend to gad about as they haven't gadded for years. Picnics, fishing trips, sightsee ing tours are all included in the schedules of war-bound travel starved residents as they prepare for another Glorious Fourth. A number of cities are reviving traditional Independence Day fes tivities that had to be suspended while the nation was at war. Flagstaff is having its famous All-Indian Pow wow July 4 to 7, with the Redmen from all of Northern Arizona. Nava jos, liopis, Apaches and other tribes converging on the north ern Arizona city. Thousands of tourists are expected to view tbe rodeo, baby and beauty contests and other events. The same periods will see Pres cott, the "Cowboy Capital of the World.” staging its famous Fron tier days celebration. This fete will be climaxed by a big rodeo appropriately enough as the first organized rodeo in History was held there more than a half cen tury ago. At Bisbee, on the Mexican bor der, the American Legion. Arizona department, is holding its state convention July 4 to 6. Many smaller communities and large ranches are planning their own holiday rodoes. including that staged by Jo Fleiger at Winkel man. • o Apache County Jurist Hears Litigation in Ray Mining Suit A suit to establish title to min ing properties at Ray was heard by Judge Levi Udall of Apache county, substituting in Pinal coun ty superior court Tuesday in Floreuce. After hearing testimony in the suit by which Frank Bates seeks to acquire title to the vrtverty from Charles Mitchell. Judge Udall took the case under advise ment. o— Edward and Beverly Christen sen. son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Christensen, are visit ing their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haddock of Mesa. Edward, who was recently burned with hot grease while the children were playing, is reported to be getting along nicely. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kent and family returned Monday from San Simon after a week’s vacation. Legion Crew Moves House From POW Site Members Coolidge Pott transport officers’ club building to site adjoining hall here. Approximately 25 Coolldee Le gionnaires formed a volunteer work detail Sunday morning to journey to the Prisoner of War Camp at Florence to brin® back the officers' clubhouse. The building which housed the bar and equipment purchased by the Coolidge Legion Post at a sales recently, was byway of be ing a bonus to the purchaser of its contents if It were removed from its resting place at the camp. Under the engineering direction of Carl Sprinkles and Don Paul, the perspiring legionnaires work ed from 7 30 a. m. through the rlffck to get it and its contents, deposited all In one piece on the ground adjoining the Legion Hall here. * The entire building was jacked up and moved onto a large truck trailer and hauled over the high way to Coolidge. Now the problem which faces the Legion is where the clubhouse shall be placed. Few see eye to eye on Its new location. Some want it on one Bide of the present hall; some on another, while oth ers would like to see it on the western end. The matter of its final resting place will probably be decided by vote at a regular meeting. The interior of the clubhouse is unique in Its decoration of in laid cholla wood behind the bar over the ceiling and over the up per half of the wall. Wayne Hall Takes Office as President Coolidge Lions Club District Governor' Frank Davis in stalls new officers, speaks on aims and ideals of Lionism. Wayne Hall was installed pres ident of Coolidge Lions Club at . a meeting held Wednesday night in the recreation ball of the Coolidge Methodist Church District Gov ernor Frank Davis of Glendale served as the installing officer. Those who assumed office with the president lor the 1946 47 year were; R. L. Gammon, first vice president; Ed Wildermuth. second vice president; J. B. Denniston, third vice president; Vernon Fa tieH, secretary; C. L. Skousen, treasurer; Bob Burns, lion tamer, and Gordon Corbin, tail twister. Davis was the evening’s speak er. His subject dealt with Lion ism—the alms, ideals and activi ties of the club. VVm. McConnell, outgoing pres ident, was presented with a past president's pin from the group in appreciation of his service to the club during the past year. Ed Wildermuth, outgoing secretary, and Allan Thum, outgoing treas urer, were presented with past treasurer's and past secretary’s pins. Announcement was made of the international convention of Lions Clubs to be held in the east dur ing the latter party of July. Pfc. Richard Kennedy, who is spending his 24-day furlough at Long Beach, California, where his parents recently moved, was here Wednesday on business. Richard is stationed at Aberdeen, Mary land. ~ NUMBER 17 McConnell Heads Food for Europe Campaign Here Drive for food for starvinq coun .., 3 i tries gets underway in county under Paul W. Loucks, Getting underway later in Pinal County than In most communities the drive for food for starving Europe, started this week under the direction of Paul W. Loucks. county chairman. William McConnell, Coolldge chairman, appointed by Loucks. said that the local committee \vill pin-point its drive toward cash collections on the grounds that it will be easier to purchase canned foods from wholesale outlets and have It packed and shipped than it would be for any local orgHn iation to pack such foodstuffs for shipment overseas or even to the slate headquarters at Phoenix. McConnell made a plea to the people of Coolidge, point ing out that while there may be shortages in certain foods, every one here is well fed, while in Eu rope there are shortages In all foods. That the food shortage is acute in the majority of European couu tries, and food is particularity lacking in the war-swept nations, is proven by the pictures aud stories in the national pictorial magnifies. McConnell pointed out. Paul I/oucks said he was only recently appointed county chair man but will work hard to make up for lost time In Pinal County. He has already named chairmeD in some county communities and is seeking prominent residents in the others to act as heads for the food drive. Those already named are: Har ry Fabricant, Eloy; Jeff Smith. Superior, and Carman Acker of i Oracle. Loucks is hoping J. H. Huston Allen, superintendent .of the Florence High School, will accept the chairmanship of that community. All banks in the county have been asked to accept contributions to the drive and the majority of them have accepted this respon sibility, while stores are aiding by placing large cases beside their counters for those who wish to contribulte canned foods. Distribution of coin boxes in the majority of stores and pub lic places in Coolldge for the re ception of contributions has al ready been started by McConnell. _o Many Residents Get Free Fruit as Truck Overturns Produce truck slides into ditch on Highway 87 about one half mile north of the "Y", spilling load. Free fruit and vegetables was the older of the day for a num ber of Coolidge residents and oth er motorists when a produce truck overturned about a half mile north of the "Y” on Highway 87. last Saturday, spilling the produce into the ditch. Plums, cnteloupes, oranges, lem ons. nectarines and lettuce were spilled into the large ditch when the heavy truck, operated by Joe Dan layers of Lubbock. Texas, overturned when Byers dozed for a second. The truck was owned by the Davies-Humphries Company of Phoenix and workmen labored from shortly after the time of the accident at 3:15 p. m. until 1 a. m. the next morfiing to get the big truck back on the road. Traffic was held up at intervals while a wrecker tried to pull it from the ditch. Roger Gates, highway patrol man, labored with the others, di recting traffic and assisting the . rescue party where possible. , Both Byers and bis helper. James Odom, who was asleep in the back of the cab, escaped seri ous injury. Odom suffered a cut on bis leg while Byers escaped with minor bruises. o Odd Fellows Confer 2nd Degree Wednesday The second degree was con ferred on one candidate at ing of Coolidge Odd Fellows in Masonic Temple Wednesday night. Work on the ball diamond on City Park grounds, a special Odd Fellows project, is going forward satisfactorily, it was announced. A backstop has been erected and lights are now being installed. Mrs. C. H. ’Southworth of Los Angeles was a weekend guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Jamieson. City Council Acts to Secure Street Lighting Arizona Edison Co. instructed to prepare lighting plan for ap proval by council at no cost to city. Moving to secure adequate light ing for Coolldge streets, the city council, at its second meeting since election, authoried Arizona Edison Company to present a ten tative system for approval at its next regular meeting. Clement T. Dixon, manager of '.he electric company here, and .ludson Corbin, company engineer, explained to the council that the electric company would Install a system as approved by the coun cil at no cost. The city would pay the cost of current used by the lights. The system as requested would be set up on a basis of using approximately $ 100 worth of pow er monthly. Mayor Paul B. Hannah raised the question as to whether the city would be obligated bv con tract to use a definite amount of current each month, but was as sured by the electric company representatives that it would not. Fixtures of the newest type will be proposed for approval by the council, Dixson said, while Corbitt explained the electrical company would install the system at Its own expense, more or less as a good will gesture. He explained a good street lighting system would attract residents to Coolidge which, in turn, would mean the sale of more power by the com pany. City Attorney Charles Stokes In formed the Council that under a state statute city employes must be paid no fewer times than twice monthly ami council ordered Min or Simms, town clerk, to set up a payroll system with payday set for every two weeks. Council alsq accepted the resig nation of Guy T. Cook, as deputy marshal of the city and author ied the town clerk to pay him for the entire mouth of July, al though his resignation takes ef fect on July 1. Cook has re enlisted in the army. The matter of appointing a new deputy marshal was turned over tt> a committee composed of Dr. Steward and Ben Arnold, who re fused to make the appointment, but agreed to make recommenda tions to the entire councilmanic body at its next meeting. Louis Flscel, county engineer, explained to the council his de partment would clear a runway into the county dumping grounds In the Gila river. He said a run way would permit trucks to back into the dumping ground. Chief of Police Dan Kinser was in structed to make sure garbage dump trurkß went all the way to the end of the runway instead of depositing loads along the way side Flscel said the garbage dump may turn into a sort of minor reclamation project because the river has been cutting Its way into farm land. The dump is expected to turn the flow away from the farm land and let it continue down its old channel. During discussion of what to do to city streets, Flscel Informed the council that Coolldge had 16 miles of city streets and 10 miles of alleys to care for. He ad vised the purchase of a motor grader which would be adequate to care for scraping the streets and keeping them In better con dition. He said the county would rent a scraper to the city for $3 an hour. The proposed grader would cost $7,685. Council unanimously voted to rehire Charleß W. Stokes as city attorney after asking him if he would consider reappointment. Mr. Stokes had volunteered te resign at the first meeting of the pew council to “save embarrassment,” although his contract had a month yet to run. Councilmen Anderson and Arn old were appointed a committee of two to prepare a new city bud get and present it to the council at its next meeting. o Indian Dies Sunday In the County Jail An inquest will be held today in the death of Walter Esghief. an aged Indian, who died at four o'clock Sunday afternoon in the county jail. He was Incarcerated Saturday charged with drunken ness, according to town marshal, Dan Kinser. His death Js be lieved to have been due to heart trouble. o Mrs. E. R. Patterson of Sprlng erville, who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Max Anderson for the past week left Wednesday for the east, where she will spend some time before returning home. The Andersons and Mrs. Patterson drove to Phoenix, where they spent the time together before she left. She is Mr. Anderson’s sister. o Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bloch were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Mac Cans and Mr. and Mrs. Hy Grant Wednesday evening.