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We are not supposed to know
about it, and further, not to men-
tion it, but merely hint that
there may be something in the
rumor that a popular young
Flagstaff woman who went duck
huntintr the other nieht with her
husband and two other young
married couples, found it more
comfortable standing up in the
automobile on the ride back to
Flairstaff : resulting from a iew-
eler in the brush not seeing her
some distance in front of him
when he let fly at a dove.
Flagstaff Rotarians are sorry for
other Rotary clubs who do not have
big lumber companies in their town
and a lumber king and good fellow
for Rotary president.
Flagstaff has both.
Tuesday the members and their
wives and guests were entertained by
President I. B
Koch, vice-president
And mnniufpr nf thn Arizona Lumber
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a nmoer o., wno sum n is we jiiat'up naeness at tne Simpson ranch In
duty of Rotarians to become acquain
ted with each other's business trou
bles, and who started the ball rolling
by giving them a real introduction to
tile business of making lumber.
He had the bunch gather at the
mill at 11 a. m. There they boarded
two flat-cars, on which seats, with
comfortable backs had been built, and
one of the company locomotives pull
ed them all out through the pines,
across Volunteer canyon, to logging
camp No. 1, near Sycamore canyon,
south of Bellemont, about 20 miles
from town.
"-They g0t there just before one
o'clock and were straightway march
ed into the long dining car dining
car is right, for it is a freight car
fitted up as a dining room, where the
more than sixty were seated at a
feast prepared by Mr. and Mrs. Haw
ley, cooks at the camp. Banquet is
a better word to use, though it doesn't
half express that lavish array of food.
Listen creamed potatoes, veal pot
pie, salad, baked beans, lima beans,
cake, pic, coffee, cheese, jams, jellies,
and that is enumerating about half
of the variety all deliriously cooked,
temptingly served and not a darned
fly in sight! How is that for a log
ging camp? Some spread 1 Some
cooks! The latter were called into
the room at the end of the meal and
given three cheers.
Then the guests were given some
interesting facts concerning the lum
ber industry by Mr. Koch.
Cigars were passed and the guests
were taken out to see a big pine cut
down, after which Lynn McMullen
and C. B. Wilson sawed off the butt
log with the cross-cut; that is, C. B.
stayed with his end and Ed Babbitt
relieved Mac at the other. They
watched the big two-wheel log carts
pick up logs. Then back on the train
and down to see the skidder, snaking
big logs up the hill out of a deep ra
(Continued on Page Six)
At an informal meeting of members of city council and Flag
staff business men Monday afternoon the council's preliminary
plans for development of ari additional water supply, ior Flagstaff
were enthusiastically and unanimously indorsed, and at the coun
cil meeting that night, Burns & McDonnell, the well-known Kan
sas City firm of' engineers, were employed by the city to investi
gate the various possible sources of this additional supply.
When their report is presented this fall, together with plans,
there will be another meeting of council and business men, to con
sider cost, ways and means, etc., after which, without much doubt,
a bond election will be called for some time in February and, it is
hoped, the development can be
This vital question has been well
handled by council. Former Mayor
S. F. Quay, as chairman of the wa
ter committee for council, was asked
by Mayor T. E. Pulllam to preside
over the meeting Monday afternoon.
Mr. Quay announced that council
was all ready to hire an engineer to
made the preliminary investigation
and choose between development at
Switzer Canyon, Crater Lake and Fort
Valley and the further development
of Jack Smith springs. He said coun
cil is convinced that the latter is the
logical point, where a great quantity
of splendid water is now going to
waste because of insufficient pipe line
to carry it and lack of sufficient res
ervoir jspace to store it. However, to
satisfy all the tax-payers that coun
An unknown young former soldier,
gone insane as a result of being gass
ed and receiving other injuries in
France, has been wandering around in
the wilds northeast of Flagstaff since
last Monday or else is dead. Sheriff
Billy Campbell, with Walter J. Ste
venson and an Indian trailer, have
been out trying to find him for two
days or more.
The man worked on the McCIure
ranch at Doney Park for a few days.
Then he went to the Claude Knight
ranch. Claude brought him to town
to see a doctor but the man refused
to see one. He went back with Knight
and next day left on his horse, say
ing he was going back to his home in
Utah. A few hours later the horse.
with blood on the saddle horn, showed
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Dead Man's flat Rancher Osborne
phoned to the shenff. The latter is
now trailing someone who recently
walked from near Dear Man's flat to
ward the Little Colorado river bridge
at Cameron. It is believed the horse
got away from the man and that he
then may have started out on foot for
Under an act of congress approved
August 24r1022, the-Arizona Lumber
& Timber company is given an exten
tion of time to 1950 in which to com
plete the cutting of some 52,000 acres
of timber land within the Tusayan
and Coconino National forests. It
comprises land formerly owned by the
Santa Fe railroad which was includ
ed in a contract made years ago in
which the timber was to be logged
off and the land reconveyed to the
United States. Under the old agree
ment the time of cutting would ex
pire December 31, 1925. Owing to
local conditions it was impossible to
economically log the lands so the ex
tension of time was granted in order
that isolated tracts of government
timber and state timber could be
logged at the same time to a more
profitable advantage to both the
state and government.
There will be a specially important
meeting of the Flagstaff Game Pro
tective association on Friday evening
(tonight) at 7:45 at the court house.
All the members are urgently request
ed to be present, as information con
cerning what this new organization
has already accomplished will be giv
en out. Definite data regarding the
repeal of the initiative measure, which
is of great importance to the game
life of Arizona, will be presented.
timshea next summer.
cil is asking without bias, at what
ever point the development is made
it will only be after competent
engineering advice. Two engineers
of national repute Kelsey of
Iogalcs and McDonnell of Bums &
McDonnell of Kansas Gity, were in
town awaiting the verdict of court
Mr. Quay said council is satisfied
the water at Jacn Smith springs is
adequate to our needs for years to
come if a 14-inch pipe line is put in
and an additional reservoir built. He
had believed that a hundred million
gallon reservoir would cost not to ex
ceed fifty per cent more than one of
half that capacity, but both engineers
had assured him it would cost only
(Continued on Page Two.)
A lot of choice dope was upset in the primaries Tues
day. That was especially true in this county. Some of
the candidates now realize the truth of the time-proven
adage that you can't always tell from the promises made
by voters before election. Every candidate had enough
votes to nominate him, easily. Yet, in every case where
there was a contest, only one candidate was nominated by
his party. Tough luck!
The greatest surprises were in connection with the
races for county attorney and supervisor district No. 2.
In the latter it was generally believed that Fred Garing,
chairman of the board, would win the republican nomin
ation. But Johnny 'McWilliams beat him. John Loy, the
only democratic candidate, was nominated by a good vote.
All dopewas that the race for county attorney in which
tne repuDiicans naa no one entered, would be veiy close.
But Frank Harrison won over Frank M. Gold, candidate
for third term, by a vote of nearly two to one. As there
is no likelihood of a contest in the November election,
Harrison is practically elected.
The voto-was very light compared to the registration.
For judge of the superior court, 'F.I Erie M. Poison, the only candidate
W. Perkins, republican, and J. E. for thp lnrr hNA nf ,n ,.u i
Jones, democrat and candidate for re
election, each received a very heavy
vote. Judge Jones in many of the pre
cincts ran well ahead of his ticket.
In supervisor district No. 3, Wm. H.
Campbell, republican, was renominat
ed, and R. E. Taylor, democratic, was
heavjr favorite with his party. Neith
er had any contest
Tom L. Rees, democratic, only can
didate for county clerk, was re-nominated
by a big vote.
Miss Virginia M. Lockett, republi
can, was renominated without any op
position in her own party. There was
no democratic candidate, but there is
one now, Mrs. Charlotte Acker of
Flagstaff, superintendent the latter
part of the term two years ago, is
now the nominee of the democrats,
her name having been written in on
the ballot in many of the precincts.
It is understood that Mrs. Acker will
remain a candidate in the general
Sheriff W. A. Campbell's good rec
ord was too much for his opponent,
Frank II. Patton, and Campbell won
by a good margin. Patton takes the
defeat handsomely and is tightening
up his belt to get in and help Camp
bell win against John Francis in tho
general election. He announced Wed
nesday that he would do all he could
for Campbell. John W. Francis, one
time sheriff and a good one, was eas
ily the choice of the democrats Tues
day over Billy Mullen, who, however,
received a good vote.
Mrs. Ana Frohmiller, democrat,
Without opposition on the other side,
was re-nominated. Whether she will
have opposition in JNOvemDer is not iour-cornerea. ueorge S. ratton is
known definitely. The name of Wm. leading E. H. Merritt for the demo
Rudd, republican candidate two years cratic nomination and Jacob Buss is
ago, and of Ray Prochnow, were writ- ahead of Joe McDaniel for the repub
ten in on a few republican ballots and lican nomination,
the friends of both are trying to get Grand Canyon Precinct
them into the race. R. P. Gilliland and Bert Lauzon,
' Howard Marine and Eugene Phe- only candidates respectively for jus
Ian, respectively republican and demo- ticce and constable, were renominated,
crat, were nominated, without oppo- which virtually means election,
sition, by heavy Votes, for county re- Fredonia returns will not be in un
corder. til the last of the week, but a wire
Billy Beeson, without opposition from there announced that Campbell,
anywhere, is the choice of the repub-, for sheriff, won over Patton by 19 to
licans for re-election as assessor. 12, and Francis, for sheriff, over Mul
There will likely be no candidate len, by 4 to 3.
against him, though the name of J. ! State Results
D. Dunn, whom Beeson defeated two' Hunt beat Ward for governor by
years ago, was written in on enough' about 4000. Hall beat Hill as repub
democrat ballots to constitute a nom-1 lican candidate for secretary of state,
ination should Dunn decide, to stay in I Democrats who won were Murphy,
the race. j Case, Betts, Foster and Howe. Re-
S. B. Gilliland, republican, and H. publians over the state by writing the
E. Campbell, democrat, only candl- J names in on the ballot, nominated
dates of their parties, will fight it ' Jas. P. Boyle for U. S. senator; Mrs.
out in the November finals to see who H. A. Guild for congress and E. W.
gets to go to the state senate. Stephens for state tax ommissioner.
At a re-organization meeting of the
Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce held
Wednesday afternoon, in the Weath
erford Rotary hall, Hon. T. A: Riordan
was elected, president unanimously,
and a committee composed of Dr.
Mart Fronske, C. B. Wilson and Geo.
T. Herrington appointed to advise him
of his selection with power to go as
far as he liked." The Rotary bunch
will be behind him for a consolidated
effort to make a north and south road
through Oak" Creek Canyon connect
ing up northern and southern Arizona
islature, and republican at that, polled
a heavy vote. The tally here in Flag
staff was about as heavy, correspond
ing to the total party vote, as the
one in his own town of Williams.
Though it's his first offence, Erie is
some speedy' when it comes to run
ning for office. He may have oppo
sition from the democrats for the
name of Mrs. Mattic Flatten, demo
crat, of Williams, was written in on
five of the ballots in Williams pre
cinct No. 1, which may mean there is
something brewing down there.
R. J. Kidd, republican candidate for
renomination as justice of the peace,
Flagstaff precinct, won handily over
Walter J. Stevenson, his republican
opponent, while George Connolly
scraped" throuch and nulled the dem
ocratic nomination away from J. Ed
ward I'nest.
John Parsons, democrat, was re
nominated constable without opposi
tion on either side, by a heavy vote.
Somebody in Williams wrote in the
name of Harry J. Gray as his or her
choice for clerk of the superior
court, republican. Harry will now
have to declare himself, on or off.
Williams Precinct
It will bo impossible to tell the
results in the precinct officers' con
tests until the returns are all in. Yes
terday, with most of the precincts, in
cluding the two in Williams, tabulat
ed, J. S. Button, R., was leading S.
O. Miller, R., for justice, by a very
narrow margin. George McDougall
had a big lead over R. D. Mitchell, his
opponent on the democratic ticket.
The constable race there is also
and any other project for the good
of the community.
We don't just remember who said:
"Damn the torpedoes, steam ahead,"
but that was the spirit in which Mr.
Riordan was elected, with a desire to
give him power to select all the help
he needed from all available sources.
Individual sons of Flagstaff have
fought good fights and have gone far,
We have often wondered what Flag
staff could do when all her sons work
ed together in unison for the good of
Flagstaff, and northern Arizona.
The next election of most import
ance to the people of Flagstaff will
bo the bond election to be held on
October 2 for the issuance of $60,000
worth of bonds for the purchase and
improvement of the Clark ranch as
a city park.
There is little doubt but the elec
tion will result in almost unanimous
approval of the proposed issue of
bonds for the public generally are en
thusiastically supporting the project.
The U. S. Forest Service has wil
lingly agreed to loan the city of Flag
staff landscape experts to plan out
tho grounds when purchased, to as
sist in every way in helping to beau
tify the park and make it attractive to
our thousands of visitors. The city
council is confident that there will be
sufficient funds left after paying tho
purchase price to build a first class
race track, ball grounds, dancing pa
vilion, toilets, swimming pool and the
fencing of the grounds.
A concrete dam near the south line
of tho park, across River de Flag will
make a splendid lake which can be
used as a swimming pool in the sum
mer and for ice sports and skating in
the winter. Flagstaff has no public
swimming pool at present nnd is thus
deprived of much summer sport enjoy
ed by most cities.
The old race trackand ball park
on the south side can not be used for
many years before it will be cut up'
into-residence lots, which would leave
Flagstaff without a pleasure park of
any kind.
The bond issue is sufficient to im
prove the park and make it a place
where all can enjoy themselves where
wild woods and city meet.
Miss Virginia Lockett, county su
perintendent of schools, has made
nearly all arrangements for the Co
conino county teachers institute which
will be held at the Normal school next
Monday and Tuesday. Among the
speakers will be Dr. George E. Free
land, head of the training school of
the State Teachers' college of San
Jose, Califs and Dr. U. J. Hoffman,
state supervisor of rural schools,
Springfield, 111. An excellent musical
program has been prepared, and
among those who will take part are
Mrs. Lou Charlebois, Mrs. Urban J.
Lewis, Mrs. Margaret Fay, and a fine
chorus from Emerson school, directed
by Mrs. O. H. Truman. Miss Lockett
extends an invitation to the people of
the county to attend all of the meet
ings possible, as the coming institute
will be even better than the one held
last year, which was unusually inter
esting and well attended.
While museums all over the world are being enriched by tons
of marvelously interesting relics of the ancient peoples who lived
in the country around Flagstaff the most ancient and most in
teresting relics to be found anywhere in America and in many
respects more unique than can be gathered in any other place in
the world why don't we people of Flagstaff get busy and have a
museum of our own ? Shall we let all of these antiquities go else
where ? Others realize their immense scientific, intrinsic and
sentimental value. Are we of all the people in America the only
ones who do not care for them ?
Time was when nearly every resi
dent of Flagstaff had a collection of
the curios with which all this country
was so lavishly sprinkled. Mummies,
ancient pottery, weapons, Indian jew
elry, garments, household implements,
hieioglyphics and many other things.
Many still have collections of this
nature. But they are gradually be
coming scattered,'
Old-timers here who could have
filled a wagon with splendid curios
in a day at any one of the numerous
ruins scattered all over this section,
regarded them very lightly. They
made very little attemrit to collect
them and even those things they did
gather were for the most part given
away, broken or lost, or abandoned
in moving to some new home.
The writer knows one Flagstaff
man who had thousands of dollars
worth as the values run now of
H. J. McClung, president of
the Arizona Central Bank, who
came up from Phoenix the first
of the week for a few days here,
expressed a feeling that is be-
coming more and more wide-
spread when he said he wished
it were possible to prohibit the
making of any more laws, state
or national, during the next ten
years, and compel congress and
the state legislatures to devote
their sessions to cutting out a
lot of the laws we now have and
eliminating contradictions, ambi-
guiti?s and useless verbiage.
The boys of Flagstaff Battery "D"
of the 158th Field Artillery returned
on Wednesday morning after an ab
sence of two weeks at Fort Bliss,
Texas,- where they got valuable ex
perience in artillery practice, as well
as havincr a (rood time. All of them
say the encampment was made pleas
ant by the officers and men regularly
stationed there.
Active work began on the 29th, and
for eight days the Flagstaff boys had
detailed work in cannoneer instruc
tion, as well as thorough training in
each branch of artillery work. On
September 6 Battery "D" went out
north of the fort and fired shrapnel.
The next day was also spent in firing.
On the Sth they fired nigh explosive
shells, which is extremely dangerous
work, regulations requiring the men
to be back of sand bag emplacement
before firing the guns.
This year's schedule was much more
satisfactory to the men, as they were
allowed more rest periods and time
for recreation. Passes were allowed
for trips to Juarez, Mex., on Satur
day and Sunday nights, the battery
members being required to wear civ
ilian clothes while in that place. They
were also allowed to wear "cits" after
Captain Clarence T. Pulliam says
the boys did well in the firing of
shrapnel, no doubt as well as other
organizations, while in the firing of
high explosive shells they were su
perior, according to the statements of
regular army officers.
Most of the trip was made without
great inconvenience, with the excep
tion of the delay in Albuquerque com
ing home. They arrived there at 7:30
on Tuesday morning, and it was un
derstood that they were to make con
nections with No. 7, which left there
at about 12:10 in the- afternoon. In
structions from the superintendent in
Winslow, however, did not permit the
battery to go on that train, so they
had to wait for No. 1, which left Al
buquerque at 8:30 that night, delay
ing arrival here until 10 o'clock Wed
nesday morning. "
Dannie Francis, clerk of the county
board of supervisors, spent Saturday
in Williams on primary election bus
iness. ancient pottery, some of the pieces
magnificent specimens, and of house
hold and war implements. Practical
ly all of them are smashed now and
even the fragments are gone.
Smithsonian Institute and other
great museums every year send ex
perts into this country to search for
these reminders of an ancient people.
Many carloads have been taken away
to enrich these institutions and many
other carloads by private individuals
for their own collections. Until now
the finding of an unbroken Indian
relic is a rare event, especially as the
more extensive ruins are under gov
ernment protection and individuals
may not trespass except at risk of
What has Flagstaff, the center of
this richly-historic country, to show
present and future generations in
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