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WILLIAMS, COCONINO COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1922
: DOWNEY If! SIX ROUNDS
SKYLIGHT BANDIT LEAVES
CURETON MEETS WITH
$25.00 PRIZE FOR
WAKE ACROSS STATE
TREE A GREAT SUCCESS
EXERCISES AT SCHOOL
Local lovers of the "manly art" en
joyed a fast six round boxing match
between Walter Cooke and Young
Downey, here last Friday night.
The contestants were quite evenly
'matched but it was generally conced
ed that Cooke had the best of it thru
out the six rounds. Two prelimin-
- aries furnished a great deal of amuse
ment for the icrowd.
The first of the two preliminaries
was announced as being between Pon
cho Villa and Gen. Obregon. The
participants were both under sixteen
years of age but put up a very lively
bout. The judges called the match
The second preliminary which also
resulted in a draw was staged- between
Jack Johnson now porterihg incog, at
the Grand Canyon Hotel and Carpen
tier now crossing the continent under
f- the cognomen of Kid Groven. Jack
weighed 135 and Groven 105. Grov
en had experience to make up what
he lacked in weight. ' While the
judges declared the bout a draw, the
gerieral opinion seemed to be that
Groven's experience more than made
up if or what he lacked in weight and
gave him a little the best of it.
The six rounds between Downey
and Cooke were full of interest from
start to finish. Downey packs a
good wallop as also does Cooke,
j Cooke seemed to be a little longer in
the arms and succeeded in; keeping off
most of Downey's ;biows. Downey,
on the other hand was quite vulner
able to blows from the left and seem
ed unable to ward off Cooke's right
hand kidney punch. Downey suffer
ed considerable punishment while
Cooke came thru with hardly a
scratch outside of a bloody nose, al
tho he was hit several times. The
judges gave the decision to Cooke. ...
Young Downey is from Winslow
and is now working on the water ser
vice here. , Cooke is a brakeman on
r the Grand Canyon run and played on
the Williams Ball Team last summer.
The attendance at the fight was
fairly good. All present seemed
pleased with the matches and it is
predicted that another bout would
draw much more strongly. It is pos
sible that a match may be arranged
soon between Cooke and- a boxing
champion from Ash Fork.
Jackie Coogan Delights All.
A large number of children, old and
' young, attended the matinee of Jackie
Coogan- in "Trouble" given at the
Sultana Theatre Tuesday afternoon,
Jackie was at his best. All who en
joyed the privilege of seeing him were
delighted with the performance and
may be banked on to be present at
any other of his productions. The
matinee was given for the benefit of
the children in particular and was cer
tainly fully enjoyed by all of them.
Practically every child in Williams
was present at the performance.
Methodist Episcopal Church
W. T. LOOMIS, Pastor
The public might be interested to
know that Mrs. McLeese with her
splendid class of girls won the first
place in the six weeks contest and
were well cared for thru the courtesy
of Mr. Kirwan, Jerry Lee and Mrs.
Cole, who contributed to their phys
ical comforts. The girls were given
a party at the McLeese home Tuesday
The class of Miss Aphra Anderson
won second place and are . grateful
to Mrs. F. O. Poison, Mrs. Loomis
and Mr. Lee for their contributions
towards their close second. The class
was given a social hour at the church
Thursday afternoon with Miss Jag
gaird as chaper'ohe.
. New plans for the coming year
will soon be presented to the entire
school for a progressive work.
You will always be welcome to all
departments of our church work, and
those not ' worshiping elsewhere will
find a real church home with us.
If you know a news item just call
The "Skvlierht" bandit who replen
ished his stock from the Babbitt store
in Williams a week ago, paid similar
visits to other towns in the state,
according to advices from the offices
of the county sheriff and county
attorney. The first robbery of. this
nature appears to have taken place
at Yuma. The trail leads thru the
state with stops at Phoenix, Williams,
Winslow and other points. In each
case the robbery was made in the
same manner as in -Williams and with
lucrative results for the robber
in every case. t
Deputy Sheriff Cy Campbell found
a suit of clothes and a suit case left
bv the robber in Williams. The suit
was an- old one and - was exchanged
;for otie .of thebesfc that the stock at
1 - ' i i' i r . T 1
Babbitts could supply. it snoweu
the robber to be of small stature. In
addition to the suit of clothes left be
hind was a necktie and a few other
articles that bore the mark of ,a store
in -Yuma.'!. r . .
LIVESTOCK AND RANGE REPORT
That abundant sunshine and ab
sence . of stormy weather has done
much to maintain range stock in a
fair to good condition is the substance
of telegraphic information from re
porters in Arizona and western New
Mexico to Hth'e -.weather'' bureau -office
in Phoenix.. No' precipitation has fal
len during the week and winter ran
ges are entirely free from snow.
Storms earlier in the month have im
proved ranges to some extent and
stock water appears to be adequate in
most sections. The weatner m xne
south continued to be mild and the
reporter at Douglas states that the
range shows green in protected spots.
Desert and valley ranges are impr.ov:
ing under the influence of the mild
daytime temperatures. . -
Crop Progress in Arizona
With maximum temperatures aver
aging slightiy above 72 degrees and
100 tier cent of the possible sunshine
the past week in southern valleys
was very favorable to all forms of ag
ricultural . activity. While the clear
nights affected a rapid radiation of
the day's heat resulting in cool to
frosty morning temperatures, little
damaee has resulted. Picking of th
season's Pima cotton crop is being
rapidly completed and stalk cutting
is now well under way though as yet
nqt general. Hardly matured suffi
ciently before caught by the freeze
of November 4th-5th, short staple
bolls are not opening as might be ex
pected under normal conditions. Rath
er than delay longer, growers are now
pulling these unopened bolls which,
when specially ginned, produce mark
etable lint. The cool nights and warm
days are ideal for lettuce; the plants
are developing rapidly into sweet
i firm heads that are harvested as soon
as ready to supply an active market.
Garden truck in Yuma section is in
very good shape generally; harvesting
of peas is, not heavy owing to rather
slow filling of pods.
Mr. Edwards Severely. Injured.
A large dog running along the
streets last week up set Mr. J. V. Ed
wards, who fell to the pavement with
such force that a serious injury to his
hip was sustained and he has been
confined to his bed since. It is fear
ed that his recovery will be a matter
of some time as the nerves and mus
cles of the hip were badly injured.
Mr. Edwards has a host of friends in
Williams who extend to him their
sympathies in this, his misfortune,
and hope the time of convalescence
will pass as quickly and pleasantly as
possible for him, who has always been
such a jovial good fellow with every-
FOR QUICK SALE
All of my furniture and rugs, 1
heating stove, 1 range, 2 Victrolas, 3
rifles, 1 shot gun. . Inquire at resi
dence C. K. W1CKENS,
, your subscription to the News, in ad-
. . Prof. T. H. Cureton left Wednes
day t6 attend the meeting of Arizona
High School Executives, which is be
ing held in Globe. All superinten
dents and principles of High Schools
within the state are expected to be
present. The main topic for discus
sion by the conference is that oi pro
posed changes in the High School
course of study for Arizona.
At the Teachers' Association meet-
in? held in Phoenix during Thanks
giving week, it was urged that stud
ies of citizenship such as civics, econ
omics and social science, should re
place Latin in the course of study.
Latin has been rapidly losing place
in the schools of the state and of the
nation for the past twenty' years
until now there is scarcely any de
mand for' it. As ah elective study in
the course it is left unchosen m near-
IV all schools. It was further urged
at the Phoenix conference that the
high school course be arranged to
train., pupils for citizenship rather
than merely prepare them to enter
college . At .the Globe conference a
strong effort will be made to change
the course of study accordingly.
No doubt the patrons of the Will
iams schools will be interested in
reading the studies and credits offer-:
ed in the Williams High School. These
aippear. .below: - .
Credits Given in Williams High
; English,. 4, Required
Spanish, 2, Required.
- Algebra, 1 , One year required.
PI. Geometry, 1, Required
Andient History, 1.
M & M History, 1
American History, 1, Required
Civics, . Required
Economics, , Required
General Science, 1
' Physics, 1 ; Chemistry, 1 ;
. Bookeeping, 1.
Manual Training, 1 I
Domestic Art, 1
Physical Training, 1
Sixteen credits are required for
graduation from the Williams High
School. Eleven of these are required
as appears above. The others are.
elective. No classes are given in elec
tive subjects unless five or more pu
pils apply for the subject.
PLANS NEARLY COM
PLETE TOR ROAD MEET
Springerville, Arizona, Dec. 29.
Gustav Becker, President of the Ari
zona Good Roads Association has
today appointed Dr. A. J. Chandler of
Chandler to be in charge of the Com
mittee on Resolutions at the annual
meeting of the Arizona Good Roads
Association to be held at Douglas,
January 15th. Other appointments
made by Mr. Becker are': Monte
Mansfield of Tucson to be Chairnian,
Committee on Program, and Sam G.
Bailie to have -charge of the Commit
tee on Credentials. Mr. Bailie will
make every effort to have that com
mittee present a full report by noon
on the day of the meeting. .
Each county will have one mem
ber on each of the committees, which
are: Resolutions, Nominations, and
Credentials, and all other Committees
which may be appointed.
Each Board of Supervisors and
City and Town is entitled to appoint
five delegates; each Commercial Or
ganization two delegates. All dele
gates must be present in person to
vote. No proxies will be allowed. A
large attendance is assured and some
vigorous discussion is promised over
the many subjects which will be pre
sented by different speakers.
The City of Douglas is making am
ple preparation to receive and enter
tain all who attend this great meeting.
Try the News for anything you
need in the way of printing.
The Christmas tree exercises given
at the Methodist church Sunday night
delighted a large audience and filled
allthe little folks with happiness.
The exercises were given by the child
ren from the primary grades up. All
of the children did extremely well
showing unusual talent both among
themselves and on the part of. those,
The cantata presented by pupils
above the primary grades, was a very
clever one and quite won the aud
ience. The program in full appears
1. Greeting Song Primary Depart
2. ". Recitation Eoline Easton
S. , Xmas Tree Song Primary girls
in costume. ,
4. -; Recitation drill, 'Christmas Gifts
John Hinton, Barbara Lockett,
; - Howard Edwards, Helen Cole,
Georgia Harris, Eunice Dial.
5. ' : A word of welcome Baby Billie
" .. Rhyan.
6. - Xmas song Elmer Brown ... ,
7. Selection 'Christmas "Long Ago'
'" Grandma Grace Sweetwood
Grandpa Dorolis Wright.
Af f nmnaniment .-'Loves Old
' 1 Sweet Song".
t - A Frolic by Santa's Elves .
: Mrs. Startzman's and Mrs.
Cantata, "Johnnie Doubter":
Teacher, Harriet Lebsch.
Johnnie Doubter, Clark Cole.
Santa Claus, Kenneth Lebsch.
Boot Black, Melvin Reese.
Newsie, Ernest Stelling.
Old Mother Hubbard, Zella Hudson.
Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe,
Old Mother Goose, Anna Pizzuti.
Little Miss Nobody, Margaret Lee.
Fairie, Robby Wilder.
Uncle Sam, Junior Poole, -Johnny
Bull, Max Hochgraef.
Alabama Coon Charles Murray.
Jack Hbrner, Ernest Hudson.
Boy Blue, Clymer Jeffries.
Boo Peep, Muriel Loomis.
Jack, Charles Sweetwood.
Jill, Margretta Way.
Accompanists of evening:
Miss Catherine Miller,
Miss Bertha Hoffner.
Mrs. McLeese's class of girls,
Directress, Mrs. J. Loomis.
Mrs. M. Startzman,
Mrs. Chas. Sweetwood.
Day Old Chix Golden Buff, Brown
and White Leghorns, Anconas, Black
Minorcas, Buff Orpingtons, R. I. Reds,
Barred Rocks and Turkens.
ENOCH CREWS, Seabright, Calif.
Moscow, Dec. 18. As the gold rub
le cannot at present be regarded as
the real measure of value in Russia,
a new ruble called the "goods ruble,"
corresponding to the value of certain
kinds 6f goods is to be introduced as
Santa Honors Prof.
In expression of their esteem of
Prof. Cureton the high school faculty
members presented him with a very
fine fountain pen last Friday during
the Xmas program at the school
house. A little later during the pro
gram Miss Pauline Jones, in behalf
of the grade teachers, presented the,
popular superintendent with a hand
some mantle clock, in due expression
of their respect and appreciation of
The Old Year has about drawn its
curtain over all trials and struggles
The New Year will soon be ushered in
with its hopes and aspirations, and
may it come like the Treasure Ships
of old, laden with all good things, and
free from cares and troubles, is the
wish of your friend at the Little
Store. K. C. KIRBY.
When you boost your home town
you are boosting yourself too.
The Musicians' club of Phoenix, has
made announcement that will be of
distinctive interest to many students
of music in Arizona, for it is fostering
a movement which augers well for
the latent talent in the state.. Twen
ty-five dollars in gold will be awarded
to the composer of the best compos
ition, the prize being known as the
"Nora Seely Nichols Prize", in hon
or of the late Mrs. W. F. Nichols,
founder of the Musicians club of
Phoenix. All compositions submit
ted must be written for piano or for
voice, with piano accompaniment.
Competitors must be residents of the
State.having made Arizona their home
for one year or longer, and being resi
dents of Arizona at the time the com
position was written. All composi
tions must .be in manuscript form and
must not have'been performed in pub
lic. More than one composition may
be submitted by any contestant.
The composer must use an assumed
name on his manuscript, his correct
name and address being enclosed in
an attached, sealed envelope, on the
outside of. which the assumed name is
written.- -This envelop must contain
also postage for the return of manu
script, which will otherwise be de
stroyed,' unless accepted, in which case
it will be returned to the composer
when the prize . is awarded. The
prize will be awarded Monday after
noon, March 5, at the regular meet
ing of the Musicians' club, the pro
gram for that day being devoted to
compositions by American composers.
The chairman of the contest is Mrs.
Charles Rothacker Sterling, Seventh
and Osborn road, Phoenix. All com
positions to be entered must be in
the hands of the chairman of the con
test by February 15. Judges will be
selected by the official board of the
Musicians club. There will be three
judges. Teachers or relatives of con
testants will be ineligible to judge.
Compositions will be judged for their
musical content, style and musician
ship. Entertains Teachers.
Mrs. J. H. Mehl entertained the
teachers of the Williams school very
Pleasantly last Friday night, at her
home, in honor of Miss Minnie Ander
son who was leaving the next day to
attend the . Tempe normal school.
Lovely refreshments concluded a suc
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Finney came
Up from Los Angeles to spend the
holidays with Walter's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. D. Finney. Walter is
finishing his course in the dental col
lege of that place.
Our College Folks Return
The Williams "delegation to, the
state University returned in full force
this week to spend th holidays in the
dear old home town. Among the
number are Misses Lenore Reese,
and Margaret Duffield - and Claude
Some of our good citizens do not
seem to take seriously the matter of
paying up their light and water bills
before the 10 th. of the month follow
ing service. ,
We hereby givi ycu extract from
Ordinance No. 101, Section 2 which
All of the said and foreproing
charges, (meaning light, water
etc.) shall be due and collectible on
or before the 10th. day of each
month from and after the month
during which such service has been
furnished, and payable to the Town
of Williams. And in case of any
failure or default in the making of
such payments, within said time,
the said service shall be shut off
until the same has been so paid,
and a charge of ($1.00) One Dol
lar shall be, and it is hereby made
for the restoration of the same,
before the same shall be replaced or
restored, to be paid by the person
or persons desiring such restora
tion thereof." .
By order of the "town Council
M. B. STARTZMAN,
A great many of the patrons of the
Williams schools joined with the child
ren from many of the different rooms
in witnessing and enjoying a varied
and interesting Christmas program
Friday afternoon. The program was.
given in the high school auditorium
It was made up of parts of programs
given in the different rooms during
the forenoon of the same day in ad
dition to features prepared by the
higher grades specially for the after
noon's program. The program ap
1. Christmas Songs First, Second
and Third Grades.
2. Play First Grade American.
Play First Grade Mexican.
Christmas Songs Fourth Grades
Play Fifth Grade
Play Sixth Grade
Play Seventh Grade
Play Eighth Grade
BRINGS BIG DEMAND
Albuquerque,' New Mexico, Decem
bers, 1922.District 3 of the Unit
ed States Forest Service which includes--fourteen
national forests in Ari
zona and New Mexico with head
quarters at Albuquerque has issued
a new illustrated booklet, according -to
District Forester F. C. W. Pooler.
"National Forests of New Mexico",.
describes the Federal timber holdings
within the State, treats of the recrea
tion attractions of the region and
touches on the archaelogical treasures
to be found there.
So popular has been the demand
since it was first announced through
the press reCentJyv that requests' for -
the booklet have been - received from
nearly every state and more come in
almost daily. The District Forester
states that it may be had free upon
The book contains general infor-- -mation
about all of the six national
Forests of New Mexico as well as
many specific items of interesting in
formation. The number of acres con
tained in the national forests; the
number of thousand feet of saw tim
ber; how many cattle and horses and
sheep and goats are grazed; how
much of the total forests receipts go
to the county school and road funds
in lieu of state taxes and a great var
iety of other things are told in the
publication, which is known as De
partmnet Circular 240. It may be ob
tained without charge from the Dis
trict Forester, Albuquerque, New
Mexico or from the Forest Supervisor
located at any of the following points:
Albuquerque, ALamogordo, Magda
lena, Santa Fe," Silver City or Taos,
Forty million dollars in treasure
has been unearthed from Egyptian
tombs. Those forty millions were no
more help to the dead pharoahs than
forty grates of sand. The thought
that someday inquisitive barbarians
of a later nation -would so desecrate
their graves, would have worried the
pharoahs greatly. The man who has
his remains cremated and the ashes
scattered from an airplane, need have
no fear of his grave being robbed,
o o o
G. R. Anderson, convicted murder
er and train robber has been captured
after 18 months of freedom He es
caped from the Texas state prison af
ter serving ten years of a fifty year
term. He will be returned to Texas
as soon as he is able to leave a Cal
ifornia hospital in which he was de
tected. o o
The hunt for Clara Phillips is still
unearthing many rumors of clews but
that is about as near to a real clue as
the officers of the law have as yet suc
ceeded in getting.
An official of the League of Nations
asserts that labor conditions in Ger
many are better than those in France.
That is one good thing about getting
in debt it makes people work,
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Give the News your printing. It
costs no more and your nio'ney stays
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