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Note CecK OCC ASIONLY AN airplane fly* low over the i-tty and almo*t ert-ry tltue the pilot van do nothing else. Hut mo*t of i! art* in. tin»*«] to plat e immediate blame ou iiiuue .t« aho cannot re < •Ist buzzing the borne town Folk to the southeast sect ion of Cool idge were awakened the other morning by low-flying planes which were crop dusting yet com plaint was made against students. School instructors at Coolidge Flying Service forbid low flying over Coolidge and stern measures are taken with violators. • • • ARIZONA NATIONAL guard plan; are In the making and Its time for Coolidge to get its oar in the water if we want a national guard artnocy and a na tional guard unit stationed here Certainly the city Is sufficiently latge to maintain a unit of the guard and surely .... the of a citizen army need not again be "*old" to the people The natioi*al guard has always been Ibe nation's second line of ] defen e and many national guard h ive made outstanding ( war record* T his is pat tieularly true of Arizona’* lSlith infantry wbk'b be. ame the Iksth combat team and gate *u. h a (re a. count .4t it.-ckf In the south Faotflr against the Japs To this organic fion belonged a good many t'Ool idge men auvone ut all of whom could form the nucleus of a guard* unit for Coolidge • • • REPRESENTATIVES OF the two major political patties m j Arizona met in I’boeolx ea.:> the week and drafted their platioruis j a silly, futile aud time wastr •; j prucedttfe Isu't It? Kveryou knows these state platforms are meant ng less. Here In Arizen® whete ail the democratic nomi neea are elected to office . . . well, practically every one . . . precinct commit temen meet and cbooae delegates to the county convention and the county con vention a•I• ct ■ delegates to tbw state convention. And at the state convention the governor des ignates the chairman and a plat form is presented NOT. mind you, to the democratic legislative and executive nominees, but to the delegate^ • e e NOW THESE DELEGATES adopt a platform which la either completely disregarded when the democratic legislature convenes or which la so impossible that con currence by elected officials ia impossible It lan't only the dem ocrats |Tbe republicans do the same thing although only In the hope that suuieday the nation will go republican again and they'll need a national couunitleman to pass out the patronage. • • • DESPITE THE NEW OPA law prices are going to rise . . . some of them rather high. Heres why* In a few days lo ci eases will come which were plan ned before OPA was allowed to expire' at the eud of June. Then in atxMit 30 will come in . leases permissible under the new law . . . these will be dealer's liarease* mostly on automobiles and farm machinery. Then in the tall we may expect manufacturers boosts with consequent retail rises which, all In all* will account for a full 20 per cent rise in Using costs for the fellow on a fixed salary . . . not so high for those who have had money enough to buy better grades of merchandise. • • • THE N?W RED paint on the curbs at Central Ave nue and Main Street is in the pro cess of paying dividends. Painted red and lettered "No Parking* to stop dangerous backing away rrom the curb into pedestrian lanes the police have issued several tickets to violators. One paid |7. A two dollar bill to the Judge and a five spot to a friend with whom he wagered he wouldn’t be fined. • • • IT HAS RECENTLY been determined that evidence has been found that the virus of infan tile paralysis can be abundantly spread in polluted water by Im proper disposal of human sewage. This from an Illinois public health officer If true every mother and father in Coolidge should never have another good night’s sleep until an adequate sewer system is installed. That s the number one Job for Coolidge and it should never be out of our minds for an instant. o #Mjr end Mrs. Bruno Valazta spent the week end in Phoenix on business and pleasure. • Miss Velda Abbott will leave Monday for Flagstaff to spend a weeks vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs W. F. Abbott. They formerly owned and operated Dell's Case here before leaving re cently because of Mr. Abbott s health. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ab bott are now employed at Chap man's Flagstaff Grocery, owned and operated by H. B. Chapman, who was formerly In the grocery business here. • Mr. and Mrs Paul Loucks spent the week end visiting friends at Oracle. Cb o It ft . VOLUME 17 Robber Sentenced To 10 to 25 Years By Judge Truman Twenty-year-old dancer admits crimes in pleading quilty to robbing car salesman near Flor ence. Freely admitting that he had been a ''bad boy”, and declaring there w;is no reason for his crimi nal ads. Kenneth Raymond, 20- year-old dancing desperado, was sentenced to 10 to 2a years in the Arizona State prison by Judge W C. Truman in Superior Court on Tuesday. Raymond, also known as Pu laski. was arrested in Tucson last »»-»-k. when In* attempted to pawn a stolen diamond ring, pleaded guilty to beating and robbing Max 4' Buka Phoenix u-‘*d car dealer ;ui! leaving him semi-conscious I on the desert about 11 miles north i of Florence last January. Hirka says he was robbed of s3.o«n but Raymond, who was I tank in confessing his ;»art in the afiair, told t'ounty Attorney- Ron ald Kills that he had only taken j tlfcCU rrom the 23-year-old carj j dealer He <|*<k admitted robbing a girl \ dancer in *la»s Angeles and buy ing a number of automobiles from '(,• t\'e*t Coast to New Orleans making small down payments then driving to another state to avoid paying for them. Raymond told Judge Truman i that he had been sentenced to six j months imprisonment while in the army, having been inducted, hut : was released after serving two months lie deserted and has sought by the army Anew then as a deserter. Captain Stewart Lewis, Noted Indian Military Man, Dies in Phoenix Captain Stewart Lewis, noted In- j •H(i ‘military mm, died early j Wednesday morning in a Phoenix j hospital The captain, a full blooded Pima, was born at Casa HI an. a in June of 1900. He was for lii years a member of the sac- j ulty of the U. S. Indian School at ' Phoenix and for about 10 year* ; commanded the all-Indian com pany of the IPishmasters. Duurmg World War I Stewart !>>wis enlisted in the navy while under age. and served at «ea on the IT. S 8. South Dakota. A graduate of Haskell Institute of Lawrence, Kansas. Captain Lewis was an instructor in print 1 tug at Phoenix Indian School from. 1922 until called to active duty in 1939. Captain lewis' last military act was a tdp to Fort Douglas. Utah, in April to accept the regi mental colors of the iS.Hth Infan try from headquarters of the Ninth “Service Command. He is survived by his widow. Iva !>•♦*. three sons and two daugh ters, all of Phoenix. c* Supervisors to Hold Drawing for Tied Constable Candidates The county hoard of supervisors has notified. Charles Rhodes, of Winkelman. 11. L. Larey, and Jese Teague, of Feldman, that they each received 28 votes in the re cent primary' election for constable and that the candidate whose name shall appear on the ballot for the general election, shall b** chosen by lot in the office of the super visors. The drawing will take place at 2 o'clock in the office at Florence. Tuesday, August 6- o ir- Superior School Superintendent in Rotary Talk Here Thirty months of overseas ser vice In air intelligence was the subject of a talk before Coolidge Rotariana Wednesday noon by Roy V. Forsnas, superintendent of Su perior schools. Forsnas. who wa* a major in the army told of prob lems of air intelligence and aerial photograpy. He presented actual photographs of Herman installa tions and pointed out ramoflage as practiced by the eseray. • Mrs. Sue Steward, son Bill, and Miss Hortense McCray are ex pected home tomorrow from their vacations Miss McCray, who ha? been in Missouri, will meet Mrs. Steward at Binita. Oklahoma, from where they will make the trip home together. After a short stay in Coolidge they plan to spend two weeks in CaliforniaNj>efore the ! opening of school. o •The Friday Nighs Pot Luck Sup per and Card Club will meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. J- Wells tonight. The group .met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Jamieson last Friday nigiht. “IN THF CFNTF.K OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE"' COOLIDGE PINAL COUNTY. ARIZONA FRIDAY. AUOUST 2. 1946 AAF’S ANNIVERSARY . . . President Truman is shown at (bp White House as he signed a proclamation announcing August I as the 39th anniversary of the army air forces. Left to right: President Truman; Cion. Carl Spaatz. commanding general, AAF; and Lt. Gen. Ira C. Faker, deputy coitiiaauUiiig gen eral, AAF. Coolidge Gets a Rain Wednesday; Only .28 of Inch After nearly a week of hot weather ranging from low maxi- | mum of 103 Sunday to a high of 112 Wednesday a fast summer storm swept over the city Wedues d iy evening and w hen It had pass ed .28 of an Inch of rain had fall en. The Casa Grande valley, say old timers, has had more dust storftis and less rain this summer than snee the mid ’2o's when thiusanda of acres were being cleared for farming. John Mitchell Is High Spender in ; Primary Election Candidate for sheriff spent $755 in campaign supervisors' records show. John Mitchell. Superior, defeat •si candidate for Sheriff on the Democratic ticket in the recent primaries appears to be high man on the election expense totein pole, from returns filed with M Q. Mann, clerk of the board of supervisors. Mitchell tallies his expenses at $755 as compared with $405 gross ♦expenditures by Lynn Karley, kiic j. easful candidate and $376 60 by A1 Sizemore. Casa Grande. Fxniis Taylor, successful candi date for county school Buperin intendent filed a report of $499 in campaign expenditures against Horace Chesley's $123. Frank Williams, of Casa Grande, who defeated Charles W. Stokes for supervisor. spent $278.77 as against Stokes’ $193.32 Eugene White, victor in the con test between him and Charles Whitlow for constable In the Flor ence area, reported expenditures of $62.00 as against Whitlow's $33.- 166. Before* his announcement that he was resigning immediately af ter the primaries to become post master of Eloy, Justice of the Peace J. C. Garrett had spent $lO.- 60 to gain the nomination for an other term. •The majority of otner offire se»-k**rs recorded eumi ranging fiwsn nothing to s6u with the ma , jut it y of those facing no opposi tion reporting no expenditutes. Wyly Parsons, nominated for as , wssur was the S6O speuder. Ron ald J. Ellis who had no opposi tion for county attorney recorded $45 campaign expeses. McFarland Expects Action on Water Bill in January Raymond Sroaf, acting secretary of the Pinal County Research Com mittee has received a letter from Senator Ernest W. McFarland, in which the senator thanks the coui mitleo for its offer to send a dele gate to hearings on Senate Bill 2346 which would bring additional Colorado River water Into Arizona. Senator McFarland said in his letter spat action on the bill Nwould probably not be taken a* the present session of Congress but that be expected definite action ’ when Congress reconvenes in Jan ruary 1947. •Mr and Mrs Coy C. Hamilton, .•former residents of Coolidge. stop ped here Wednesday and Thursday enroute to their home at San iGa Uriel, California. They have |been on an extended trip through L filie Rocky Mountain states, visit . • 3/ig Yellowstone National Park X*ad Denver on their way home. Coolidge Chapter Os Future Farmers Rated 2nd in State Individual members carry off top • prizes in national competition at Prescott convention. Elmo Jensen, agric ultural in- j i structural Coolidge High School ' and sponsor of the Coolidge Chap- 1 ler of the Future Farmers of 1 America was elected Honorary State Farmer at the annual state 1 convention of the organization held ill Prescott, July 21-26. Members of the Coolidge chap- 1 ter came out well in the national 1 contests while the entire chapter ' won second place In the state contest based on all around chap ter activities. Bobby Skottsen won the national electrification contest receiving 1 }IOU awarded by the National K. F. A. Foundation, while James Dunn, 1 | waa top man in the farm machin ery repair contegtt Eddie Schell and Bill Ware were awarded State Farmer degrees i and each received a gold charm and SIO.OO given by the Valley National Hank. Ten state fanners 1 are chosen each year on a basis of leadership In agriculture. The Coolidge chapter wai given a $20.00 prize for winning second place In the all-around state com petition. Other members attending the convention from Coolidge Chapter were Don Pew and Jack Pretzer. o Jon Gorree Chosen Democratic Central Committee Chairman Jon D. Goree of Coolidge was selected as Pinal county demo cratic committee chairman when delegates from precinct rommit tees met in Glorence late tast Week. P. F. Franks of Casa Grande pjiosen Reputylican county chairman. Delegates from Coolidge selected to attend the state democratic con vestlon Is Phoenix included Jon • Goree. C. A. Anderson, Fred Jam ieson, Y. C. White ami Patti Han nah. o Pilot Dusting Crops Burned to Death in Crash Near Eloy Johnson., 33, pilot of a crop-dusting plane was burned to death when the plane crashed and burst into flame in a cotton field about 20 miles southwest of Eloy, on Monday* Johnson, employed by a Phoenix firm. ha<l passed over the field when he pulled into a sharp thrn about 10ft feet up. The small but powerful plane side-slipped to the • ground and flashed into a burn ing mass. i The pilot was evidently over , come by fumes from Hie exploding gasoline and burning sulphur load ed Into the plane for dusting. I Another employee of the company, I flying overhead, said he saw John son attempting to fight the blazze but suddenly slumped over. [ Johnson was dead when help i arrived at the plane which had t crashed about a mile and a half , ! from other employees of the rom -1 ; panv. The entire platxe was dea lt roved by the flames. Johnson was well known around this area. o Deputy Marshal Quits , To Manage Club Here Ned Palmer, Coolidge deputy i marshal, has resigned to take the - position of manger of the San i Cadlos Club. Palmer's resignation took effect Thursday. Recent Rainfalls Help Situation But Not Nearly Enough Recent rainfalls have helped the water situation in the San Carlos Irrigation district some but not what many persons may expect, Carl Anderson, district engineer’ said vest reday. While approximately 175 cubic feet (>er second are running in the irrigation ditches, Anderson said, it should be five times that much. All in all the summer so far has been “very dsappointing." accord ing to Anderson. He had hoped to release some water soon from the •San Carlos reservoir but cannot until lt reaches a storage point of 2.000 acre teet. The reservoir now holds between lift anil 1200 feet. o Teacher Shortage May Close Some Pinal Schools Superintendent Bugg says some some one-room rural schools may not reopen this fall. The shortage of elementary school teachers may necessitate closing a number of Pinal county’s one-room schools for the coming year. County Superintendent of Schools John J. Bugg said this week. Superintendent Bugg in a des perate effort to seepi* teachers had telegraphed a Texas teachers employment agency requesting teachers. He said that 25 teachers are needed for the county, explaining! that the recent raising of the teaching standards by the state has made It more difficult than ever before to secure certificated Instructors. The teachers must have a degree aud will start at a salary of $2,000 a year. Bugg said that the shortage Is caused by many women teachers, who were married but took jobs during the war, now retiring to go hack to their duties as housewives. Also many who taught before ilie war are not returning to the teaching profession after time spent in the service. "Our young people are not at tno ted to the teaching prolusion in recent years as they had been some > ears hack," Bugg sftiil, ex plaining that low salaries in the profession was responsible. The situation Is • not confined alone to Pinal county, as school systems ail over the state are running, into the same difficulty • we are encountering here, he ex plained. O Coolidge BPWC Plans Picnic For Husbands Night Here Tuesday The Business and professional Women’s Flub of Coolidge will honor husbands of members and special guests at a picnic supper to be held in the patio at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Louckg Tuesday evening. August 6 at 7 p. m.. Mrs. Sybil Gatumage is general chairman of arrangements. She is being assisted by Mrs. J. M. Hines, Mrs. Ernestine Vldano and-Mrs. ITva Gammage. Members who plan to have guests for the evening are request ed by those in charge to have this information ready for the tele tecs met in Florence lat last week, phone committee so reservations may he made. o • Mrs. Wheeler Holmes, nee May Alberti, has returned from Cali fornia. where she aud her daughter visited Mrs. Holmes' mother for a few days. i v pfj '* SIGNS BRITISH LOAN BILL . . . President Truman Is shown as he signed the $3,750,000,000 British loan agreement, using 26 different pens. Left to right: Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson; Secretary of State James F. Byrnes; Lord Inverchapel, British ambassador to U. S.; and speaker of the house, Sam Rayburn. NUMBER 22 P.adio Shop cm Vain Sfred is jwc[ii u| r.’C Damage estimated at SII,OOO partially covered by insurance; short circuit blamed. i, An SII,OOO fre swept the Sim mons Radio Shop on Main street I eaarlv Thursday wrilch firemen j fought for approximately an hour but which was kept under control at all times. accn | ing to Fire Chief M. N. Cooper. Chief Cooper believed tlie alarm j which sounded at 4:30 A. M. was i turned in by someone sleeping in a nearby building but said he wasn’t sure. The blaze started in the rear of the building which is owned by the (>. H. Spooner estate and spread toward the front virtually wiping out the entire stock val ued at $!».ooo and which f as par tially insured. The building was damaged to an extent of IL',OOO covered by insurance. A short circuit is be lieved to have started the fire Which evidently smoldered for sev eral hours before bursting into flames. Two large plate glass windows in front of the shop were destroy ed and firemen had to break down the front door to gain entrance to the shop. The shop is operated by Jack Simmons. Eight City Motorists Fined for Parking In "No Parking" Zones Eight Coolidge motorists ran afoul of the law byway of newly •<iA*»tVsl no packing sections at Central Avenue and Street and at Main and Harding Avenue, over the week end. Each paid a fine of $2.00, many | of them protesting against the j sudden regulation against parking j where parking had been permitted for many years. The no-pat king areas were cre ated to avoid accidents at the In tersections. a traffic hazard when parked motorists back out into thd pedestrian lane. Minor Simms, city magistrate warned that any of those returning before him on the same offence will find a bigger fine a assessed jor the second time. o Committee Selects Deputy Sheriff to Replace Garrett The name of Ed Smith, deputy sheriff in Kloy will he on the bal lot in the general November elec tion. He will replace J. C. Garrett, present justice, who was renomi nated on the Democratic ticket in the recent primary but who lias signified bis intention of re signing to take the position of postmaster in Eloy. ‘Smith was unanimously chosen at a meeting of precinct commit teemen in Florence. July 2G after a letter from Garrett w’as read sig nifying his intention of not seek ing the justice job for the next term. Decision of the committemen was announced in a letter to M. G. Mann, clerk of the board of supervisors, asking that Smith’ll name be placed on the ballot in stead of Garrett’s. Mann said the supervisors have received no definite word from Garrett as to when he intends to resign. It is believed likely that ' Smith will be appointed to fill the ’ unexpjred term of Garrett if the latter resigns before election. City to Take Action Against .Tax Delinquents Business men who fail to pay oc cupation taxes by August 10th will be affected; city clerk or dered to give delinquent list to city attorney for court action. Owno " (f (\iolid'p business ho ises whl h are still delinquent i n pa; nient o. occupation taxes | . i 1 find them; elves luring court j a tion on A g.r . l'.Mh following . r.r' r ssue 1 Tuesday night by i the city council. arty . i .did e 1 * .••ine j houses are delinquent in ;;rd q. ar ! ter occupation taxes according to a i iist presented to the council by j City Clerk Minor Simms and five of these are delinquent for mote I than one quarter. The council instructed the city clerk to present a list of all de linquents unpaid at closing time August 10th to the city attorney for action: If legal steps become j necessauy the total tax bill, in | 111011111' attorney’s fees, will be far more than double the normal tax. Headed by Dr. G. D. Walker a delegation of air men urged the ac quisition of Coolidge Airpark site for municipal landing field. A general discussion ended with the city clerk being instructed to tele phone Harry Girard, district en gineer for Civil Aeronautics Authority and ask him to come to Coolidge to attend a special meet ing of ttie council. Mr. Gerard was out of town Wednesday and Thursday and it was expected he would be reached somtime today and the special meeting of the council slated. In a general discussion of what is now known as “The Garbags Situation” the council was told little could be done tow’ard bet tering conditions and collection of and trash until the city could acquire its own truck. A follow' up letter will be mail ed this week to a 'number of Cool tdge business houses which have failed to regulate and dispose of water from window coolers. Coucilman Tom Edwards and W. T. McKinney were delegated to work with the chamber of com merce in planning a cleanup drive to be held in late September or early Octiber. A. G. Walker to Become Head of Highway Patrol Former state prison warden ap pointed superintendent of state policing body on August 15. A. G. Walker, who retired last year as warden of the Arizona State prison and has been living in Coolidge, will become superin tendent of the Arizona Highway, Patrol on August 15th. He succeeds Horace Moore, who resigned the position to which he returned last January after serv ing as major in the Army over seas. Moore plans to enter pri vate business. Walker's career as warden of the Florence institution began under the administration of the laie Governor B. B. Moeur, in which he served for twm years. He re turned to the position nearly six years ago and continued in the job until he resigned last spring. He is credited with an excellent record in the prison, having re organized the institution and its staff and instituting reforms and improvements that have made it a model institution. Although living retired Walker has a cattle ranch which lie plan ned to build up for a son, who can never claim his heritage, hav ing been reported lost in action in the Pacific during the war. 1 o Gordon Smith Is Work Utiit Leader , Stanfield District Harold R. Dove, assistant chief, 1 regional personnel, Albuquerque, ! New Mexico, has announced the promotion of E. Gordon Smith to ' position of work unit leader of the Stanfield work unit. Mr. Smith will be in charge of the office at Casa Grande which will serve the ’Stanfield soil con servation distrjot. The supervisors of the new Stanfield soil conservation district are: Rex Andersin, Newton Coop er, and Allan Rodgprs. • Mrs. Edward Shaw, nee Ja. kie Quick, left Wednesday to vis l her husband. Captain Shaw at Birnrtugham General Hospital, Van Nuys, California. The captain is improving considerably and it -•» hoped that he will I able to liijke a visit home in the near future. Mrs. 'Shaw will be ther6 about three weeks. o • Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Murray left. Saturday for Seattle. Washington, to visit their daughter, Mrs. Har vey 'Smith and family. They ex pect to be gone about a month. • Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Skousen were hosts to members of the Saturday Night Pot Duck Supper and Card Club at their home last week. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Urton will he hosts to the group tomorrow night.