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OUR RANGE IS
FAT AND FINE
Let it be known that Coconino
county cattle and sheep ranges are
in splendid shape. Grass is plentiful
Somehow, there is an impression
elsewhere that the same drought
conditions prevail here as in New
Mexico, where cattle and sheep are
starving by thousands, and local
stockmen frequently receive letters
asking for snap prices on the cattle
and sheep they suppose we can't take
care of and almost want to give away.
Babbitt; Brothers recently received
a letter of this sort from someone
who wanted to. pick up a lot of starv
ing cattle at a sacrifice price. But
Babbitt Brothers have so much good
range they have recently bought 10,
000 head of cattle from depleted
ranges elsewhere, and some of our
leading stockmen have brought in a
lot of the New Mexico sheep to place
on local ranges.
Every week, almost every day, local
stockmen are shipping fat sheep and
cattle direct to the stockyards. They
are fattened entirely on our range
Sass, needing no supplementary feed.
1 of the sheep, and most of the cat
tle shipped out so far this fall have
gone to California. The east seems
to have lost out. Buyers of fat live
stock are now scouring this section,
it is reported.
RAILROAD COMPANY OFFERS
TO HELP FINANCE WATER
Former Mayor Sam F. Quay return
ed a few days ago from Los Angeles.
While there he had a long talk with
Mr. Davenport of the Santa FeR.lt.
system, who expressed himself as
very well pleased that Flngstaff is go
ing to develop more water. He said
that he has realized for a long time
that our water supply has become in
adequate to our needs because of our
growth, that hefelt city council had
done exactly the right thing in plac
ing the preliminary investigations of
the various sources and the survey in
the hands of competent engineers, and
that should the city need any finan
cial assistance from the Santa Fe in
carrying out the development that as
sistance would bo gladly given.
HOPE TO PAVE LEROUX
. t..JXR3ET NEXT SUMMER
City council last week tabled a pe
tition asking that the extreme upper
end of Worth Leroux street be graded,
The decision not to comply with the
request now was made both because
the money for street improvement is
used up and because many of the
Eroperty owners along that street are
l favor of having the street bitulithic
paved next summer.
MEETING DATES OF
The republican county candidate
nave arranged an itinerary as follows:
Doney Park, Saturday, Oct 31.
Hed Lake, Friday, October 27.
Parks, Saturday, October 28.
Garland Prairie, Monday, Oct. 30.
Grand Canyon, Wednesday, Nov. 1.
Spring Valley, Thursday, Nov. 2.
Flagstaff, Saturday, Nov. 4.
Williams, Monday, Nov. 6.
At each of the above meetings the
public is cordially invited.
VISIT ANpUNT HERE
Dr. Frank C. Lockwood, dean of the
department of education of the state
university, and his brothers, Dr.
Charles D. Lockwood of Pasadena,
who is one of the world's famous sur
geons; Dr. R. C. Lockwood of Pasa
dena, a physician, and Wm. Lock-
wood, of Kansas, a banker, spent sev
eral days recently with E. G. Miller,
forest service supervisor, in touring
through the Coconino forest and oc
casionally doing a little hunting. All
got turkeys except the banker.
Dean Lockwood, who is much in
terested in forestry, had desired for
some time to study our northern Ari
zona forests, and arranged to get here
at the same time his brothers could
pUll away for vacations.
The visitors had a most enjoyable
time and all promised to' come again
to repeat the experience. Dean Lock
wood's turkey was a big old bronze
gobbler that weighed about 25
It was Dr. Charles D. Lockwood
who two days after America entered
the late war, had a complete hospital
unit organized, with 100 trained mem
bers, at the disposal of 'the U. S. gov
ernment. He was breveted major.
REPUBLICANS GAIN IN
There wore 383 voters .registered
from the time tho books were re-opened
after the primaries until last
Saturday night, when they closed.
This makes 2,977 voters registeied
In this county, a slight gain over two
Of the 383 who regirtered since the
primaries, 199 were republican, 155
democrat and 29 non-partisan.
Which shows which way the wind is
ROTARY HEARS ABOUT
LEATHER AND TOURISTS:
ADOPTS JCARL MAYHEW
With Bill Switzer as chairman,
things hummed at the Eotary meeting
on Tuesday. Bill had a "leather"
program, but sidetracked part of it
to permit N. J. McKenna, of Los An
geles, an authority on the tourist in
dustry, to relate experiences, obser
vations and deductions gathered dur
ing the last two and a1 half years, all
of which time he has been constant
ly touring, covering this country, Can
ada and Cuba.
Mr. and Mrs. McKenna know tour
ist conditions. P. J. Moran and I. B.
Koch visited with him on Monday, de
cided he had a real message, and had
him stay over another day to talk to
Rotary. His brief address was filled
was fact and sense. The fourth of
his Saturday Evening Post series of
articles on tourist conditions in Amer
ica will appear next month.
McKenna finds that those cities
that furnish free tourist camp grounds
are having a lot of trouble. Many of
the campers are undesirable citizens.
The solution is to make a nominal
charge for camping privileges, with
supervision of the grounds to see that
sanitary rules are enforced and noth
ing occurs that is offensive to the
better class of tourists. This is the
system in vogue in Flagstaff. Any
decent tourist is glad to pay a nom
inal camping fee, McKenna declared,
and isn't looking for and doesn't want
something for nothing.
He warned his hearers that the
tourist business must be regarded as
an industry, the same as a big fac
tory, except that the daily per capita
nurchases in the town bv tourists are
greater than made by an equal nuiB-
ber of factory employes. Along this
line he recommended service to tour
ists, courtesy, friendliness, making
them feel at home and inclined to
stay longer, influencing them to come
again and boost for others to come.
President I. B. Koch again nut into
play the official Rotary orchestra
Dr. Mart Fronske and his fiddle and
Ed Miller, absent last week, was pen
alized by having to sing a solo, being
extra cruel treated by having to stand
right beside his accompanist while he
Mr. Koch introduced the baby mem
ber, Carl Mnyhew. and hung a green
bib on him and gave him a bottle of
milk, with nipple attached. Then M.
I. Powers, as godfather, recited Carl's
heinous past, including his birth in
Pierce City, Mo., in 1884, subsequent
marriage, enlistment in the late war,
inwhich he received three wounds, a
gassing, citations for bravery and bre
vet as chief of the photographic corps
for the American expeditionary forces,
all in a few months. He said Carl's
favorite sport is driving a henryford
(and Ed Babbitt Interrupted with ap
plause); his favorite author Elinor
Ulynn; his hobby, making enlarged
portraits of former-Governor Hunt
His wife is named Ethel. They have
one daughter. Then President Koch
read him the inaugural address from
Chairman Switzer, about leather,
said the reason cowhides bring so low
a price while the price of finished
leather is high and advancing, is that
the demand is mostly for highest
grades leathers, the poorer grades
President Koch read a letter from
the international president expressing
satisfaction with Flagstaff's Septem
ber increase in attendance and the
fact that during that month Flagstaff
beat every other club in the 8th dis
trict in point of attendance.
Next meeting of Rotary will be at
the domestic science room at the Nor
mal, with Rotarians. entertaining their
wives and sweethearts, the Normal
and city boards of education and the
faculty of both Normal and city
schools. It will be called at 7 o'clock
and a dance will follow.
Guests present Tuesday: Boy Scouts
Edward Koch, Tony Rodriguez, Wil
liam Nichols, Scout Executive War
ner, Judge F. W. Perkins, Roger
Birdseye, Mr. McKenna, Bill Tate of
Phoenix. Visiting Rotarians: Jack
Johnson and Harry Grey, both of
COLORADO RIVER DAM SITE
BOOSTERS IN SECRET SESSION
The sessions of the Colorado river
commission to be held at Santa Fe,
N. M., commencing November 9, will
be executive, Gov. M. C. Mechem, of
New Mexico, announces. "Any one
desiring to present further facts," the
announcement continues, "should do
so in writing, mailing same on or be,
fore October 30 to Clarence C. Stet
son, executive secretary, Colorado riv
er commission, department of Com
merce, Washington, D. C, after Octo
ber 30, all such communications to be
addressed to the executive secretary,
in caie of the governor of New Mex
ico, Santa Fe."
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HARRY STECKEL VISITS
Harry C. Steckel, U. S. government
oil inspector at Pawhuska, Okla., in
the heart of one of the biggest oil
fields, came in last week for a visit
with his brother, Carl Steckel, pro
prietor of the Indian trading post at
Sandwatcr, 80 miles northeast of here.
Both toys were in town on Wednes
day for a few hours. Harry had in
tended driving here, but decided to
bay railroad fare instead. He will
stick around trying to untangle the
Navajo dialect from the Osage dialect
he's been using lately until time for
the slate fair, then go home that way.
Beauty Contest Worth While!
Time is Short Make it Snappy
The following contestants have been nominated
by their friends in The Sun's Beauty Contest. The
winner gets expenses free to State Fair and a
chance at a $500 diamond in the final contest be
tween the thirteen beauties elected in the thirteen
Miss Pauline Jones, Williams . 10,700
Miss Lucile Koch, Flagstaff 600
Miss Mary Conrard, Flagstaff 600
Miss Alberta Kinsey, Flagstaff 7,600
Miss Eleanor Greenlaw, Flagstaff 700
Miss Bess Van Ness, Flagstaff 600
Miss Mary Beckwith, Flagstaff 700
Miss Mildred Martin, Flagstaff 500
Miss Mary Power, Flagstaff .. 500
Miss Mary Prochnow, Flagstaff 1,000
Miss Kathryn Keller, Flagstaff 600
Miss Louise Switzer, Flagstaff 600
CAMPBELL IN GUN FIGHT
RECAPTURES ONE HORSE
THIEF-IS AFTER OTHER
A phone message to County Attorney F. M. Gold last
night from Phoenix advised that one of the horse-thieves
who broke jail at Winslow was captured at Mesa after a
running gun fight in which thirty shots were fired. No
casualties were reported.
All the horses were retaken from the .thieves.
The one bad gun-man of the outfit was still at large
along the river, but the posse was in dose pursuit, expect
ing to take mm dead or alive beiore night.
The running gun fight occurred near McDowell.
This bids fair to be one of the roost
sensational thief-chases ever staged in
Arizona. Three men who had stolen
a bunch of nine cow horses in Colora
do were captured by Sheriff Camp
bell and Deputy Howard Marine, both
of Flagstaff, south of Winslow, last
week. Lodged in jail at Winslow, they
stayed there one night and two of
them sawed their way out the next
night. One of the men who escaped
the one still at large is known to
be an extremely dangerous gun-man.
After escaping, the two stole other
horses and returned to Lew Hart's
ranch at Hay Lake, where the nine
stolen horses had been left and where
FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S
CLUBS AGAINST DIVORCE
There are many good things in life
glorious sunshine, grand mountains,
air that makes mere breathing a
pleasure, inspiring personalities,
charming and intelligent women, beau
tiful music, lovely flowers, delicious
food, cordial hospitality, stimulating
ideas presented by stimulating peo
ple any one of these makes life
worth living, but when some favored
mortals have all of them for two days
running, what can they say? Nothing
at all adequate, but wo know that the
13th and 14th of October have be
come golden memories to all those
who were fortunate enough to spend
them in attendance at the sixth annual
convention of the Northern Arizona
District Federation of Women's clubs.
The meeting was called to order on
Friday, October 13, at 1 o'clock by
the president, Mrs. L. B. McMulIen
of Flagstaff. It was opened by the
singing of "America," after which it
was consecrated with a beautiful pray
er by the Reverend H. H. Gillies.
Following this came a most grac
iouB and heartwarming greeting from
Mrs. Rittenhouse, president of the
Woman's club of Williams, and the
welcome expressed in her words was
carried out by every word and act of
the members of our hostess club dur
ing the entire two days' session.
Never has an assembly been graced
by a president who more truly merit
ed the description: "She's pretty to
walk with, she's witty to talk to, and
pleasant to think on." Other and
deeper qualities, mental ability and
beautiful ideals, were amply demon
strated by her address, which we
would like so much to print in full,
THE BEAUTY CONTEST
The Sun wishes it thoroughly understood its only Interest in the
"Beauty Contest" is merely in seeing the contest is carried on hon
estly and without favor.
Every contestant is a friend of The Sun.
The contest is open to all who are residents of Coconino county.
Some may be nominated who do not wish to go into the contest.
On their request, their names will be cropped from the lists next
Contestants may have a representative at the .counting of the
ballots at the close of the contest, Saturday; noon, October1 28.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1922
they had three heavy rifles, four big
six-guns and a thousand rounds of
ammunition. They got the horses and
stuff and rode south.
'Sheriff Campbell and Under-sheriff
b. U. Thompson set out from here af
ter them, as they were again in this
county. Three Colorado officers who
had in the meantime arrived, took the
trail from Winslow.
Down north of Roosevelt Dam, on
Wednesday morning the trail was hot,
according to a phono message from
Fred Choxton, forest nujer.
Later in the day, Sheriff Campbell
detoured and cut in ahead of the ban
'dits. but that is forbidden, so we can only
say we rre very sorry for those who
were unable to hear it, and give them
a little sample package of extracts.
Next was "A Bird's Eye View" of
the convention at Chautauqua given
by Mis. V. M. Slipher of Flagstaff,
one of Arizona's delegates. Her vivid
descriptions and varied anecdotes
made an illuminating picture for those
who were not there, and all greatly
enjoyed her impressions, which may
be briefly summed up in her words,
"the brains of the country are not lim
ited to any one part of the country,
and no one community is the hub of
Mrs. Lockett, state director for Ari
zona, came up from Phoenix for the
meeting, and gave a most interesting
account of the work of the art and
literature divisions of the general fed
eral convention at Chautauqua, and
also one of "Presidents' Night." List
ening to her is always a great pleas
ure, and her hearers would gladly
had her talk prolonged several times
the alloted minutes had it been pos
sible. This was followed by the minutes
of the meeting held at Flagstaff in
October, 1921, which were read by
Mrs. Paul Jenkins of, Winslow, record
After the appointment of commit
tees by the president, the meeting
was adjourned to rc-asscmble in the
school house at 8 o'clock.
Li the meantime, however, the del
egates and a few guests had met1 in
the Indian room of the Fray Marcos,
from which they were conducted to
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HELPS TO STRETCH THE
UNIVERSE QUITE SOME
Astronomer C. O. Lampland of Lo
well observatory, Flagstaff, and Pro
fessor Harlow Shapley of. Harvard
College observatory, have together
widened this old universe two quintil
lion miles or, to put it in figures so
cu can see how big the enlargement
really is 2,000,000,000,000,000,000
Which is farther than even Johnny
Love can walk in a day.
Seriously, the two astronomers have
located a new star cluster a new
outpost of the stellar system.
As a result man's knowledge
of the limits of the Milky Way has
been extended by 50,000 to 100,000
parsecs, or light years. That is, the
known stellar system probably has a
greater diameter of between two quin
tillions and ono hundred quadrillions
of miles and two quintillions and four
hundred quadrillions of miles.
This represents a newly estimated
great diameter for galatic system of
350,000 to 400,000 parsecs. It was
only a few years ago that scientists
placed the furthermost limits of the
Milky Way at 30,000 parsecs.
This latest increase in the stellar
system as it is known to man came
with observation of photographs of
a globular cluster of stars in the con
stellation Lynx by the astronomers.
The cluster, of uncommon interest be
cause it is ono of tho faintest and
most distant known, occurs about CO
degrees from the nearest previously
known globular clusters and nearly
opposite the region in which these
clusters are mainly concentrated.
In the official bulletin issued at the
Harvard Observatory regarding this
far-flung bunch of stars a slight
qualification was made, saying that
further observation was being made
to justify the present belief. Observ
atory officials, however, said that for
practical purposes it could be assum
ed that the cluster had been establish
ed as typical, and this being true a
new boundary for the starry spaces
had been found.
This new outpost of the skies Is
known to the astronomers as N. G.
2419. It appears to be 165,000 light
years, or 990 quadrillions of miles
from the sun, and tho distance be
tween the sun and the earth being
comparatively small in the larger
scheme of astronomy, it would be
about the same distance from the
This distance is exceeded by only
two or three clusters, the Harvard
bulletin said, and these are in far re
moved parts of the heavens.
The Harvard announcement went
into still greater figures with the
statement that "the distance from the
center of the system of known glob
ular clusters is more than 200.000
light years, and the distance separat
ing N. G. C. 2419 and N. U. C. 6517,
another fain globular cluster in the
opposite part of the sky, is of the or
der of 350,000 light years.
ELECTION NEXT SATURDAY
FOR MEMBER SCHOOL BOARD
Election will be held at Emerson
school next Saturday, October 28, to
choose a member of the school board,
District No. 1, Dr. V. M. Slipher's
Dr. Slipher has been re-nominated
by petition, after he was persuaded
by his friends, somewhat against his
will, to accept another term. He has
served .during the last three years
with" satisfaction to all. During this
time the bigger school program was
formulated and adopted, very largely
with his counsel and help, and patrons
of the schools feel it wise to keep him
in the harness until the program has
beenfully carried out.
George T. Herrington and C. B.
Wilson are the other members of the
board, which by its progressiveness
and careful direction of school affairs
has done much for education here.
The body is continuous, one member
going out each year. i
Polls will open at 10 a. m. and
close at 6 p. m. It is not believed
there will be an candidate in opposi
tion to Dr. Slipher.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
BALL BIG SUCCESS
The dance given in celebration of
Columbus day by the Kni&hts of Col
umbus at Normal auditorium last Fri
day evening was in every way a grat
ifying success and a neat sum was
realized for the building fund. Mr.
and Mrs. Bud Waters brought their
orchestra ud from Kingman to fur
nish the music. Every detail in con
tributing to the pleasure of the guests
had been carefully carried out, and the
big crowd on the floor enjoyed every
DICK GEYLER'S OLD
MULE BREAKS HIS ARM
THMr flnvlpr Rimo ta town from his
VonrMMr PnrV ranch this week with
a breshly-broken left arm. Something
scared one of his ornery mules, which
jumped sideways and jammed Dick up
against the side of the stall, snapping
one of the forearm bones.
Dick reports the farmers out his
way going at their spud digging with
nil fh hflr thv can pet. Thev have
two things to hurry them the fear
of a freeze-up and the fact that tne
Saginaw & Manistee Lumber Co. is
nhnndnninor tht locoinc rnmn im that
section and will soon tear up their
raiirono iracK. xne ianners wuni w
get ihe'r spuds in over the railroad
before the track goes.
At the coroner's inquest held on
Sunday over the body of a 15-year,
old Navajo boy drowned in the tank
at Tappan Springs, 40 miles from
here and five miles this side of tho
Cameron bridge over the Little Colo
rado river, there was a display of
Indian superstition that lent a lot of
comedy to the tragedy.
The boy was drowned Saturday af
ternoon while he and two other In
dian boys were bathing in the tank.
Word was sent here and as the tanks
are not on the reservation, Justice of
the Peace R. J. Kidd empaneled a jury
Sunday morning, and with Dr. Felix
Manning, county health officer, they
drove to the scene.
Imagine their surprise when arriv
ing there to find that the body was1
still in the water. The pool was about'
75 feet long by 40 wide and in places
as much as 15 feet deep. The boy
had waded out, then stepped off a
ledge into a deep hole.
The Indian village, a mile away at
one side of the canyon, was deserted.
The entire population, about a hun
dred, were on one of the banks ot
the canyon, 200 feet above the pool,
In vain did the judge implore tho
Indians to come down and help re
cover the body. Nothing doing. Na-
vajos are afraid of dead people. Thoso
villagers stayed right where they
The father and mother of the boy,
who live north of Gallup, and wero
there on a visit, and are reputed to
be wealthy, did venture down close to
the pool, where they squatted, refus
ing jo lend a hand.
Cottonwood logs were brought and
a raft made. Out on this sailed Dr.
Manning and Deputy Sheriff Billy
Rudd, the former with an improvised
grappling hook. It was a long time
befoie they could locate the body.
Finally Dr. Manning got hold of it
and brought it to the surface. Rudd
was by this time as wet as if he had
The instant the body came in sight
the Indians ran back to the village.
and there followed an awful din of
yells and shrieks like a million coy
otes at a saengerfest. They wera
driving the devil away from them
selves and the village. Prom tho
noise, Judge Kidd says it would havo
taken a hardy devil to stick around
a minute longer than he had to.
Then an effort was made to got
some of the Indians to carry the
body to the top of the canyon. They
flatly refused. But they commanded
the whites to do so, claiming if it
were left in the canyon none of the
Indians could go there again and tho
water couldn't be used.
Howeer, after deciding that the
drowning was accidental, the body
was buried in the canyon near tho
pool. The Indian agent was noificd.
He may have the body removed to
some other place. If he doesn't tho
Indians will have to either stay out
of that canyon or risk coming to
grips with the devil.
The boy's name was Toley Gishic.
Besides thoso mentioned on tho
trip there were Charles Schwarz and
Al Beasley. Jimmie Turpin came ov
er from the Cameron trading post to
act as interpreter.
NEW AUTO STAGE LINE
GLOBE TO FLAGSTAFF;
DAILY TRIPS LATER
Flagstaff and Globe now have reg
ular automoDile stage connection, C.
F. Sec, proprietor of the Globe-Pay-son
stage line, who recently inaugu
rated a stage service between Globo
and Winslow, having last week decid
ed to make Flagstaff the northern
terminus. He made the initial trip
himself, arriving here at three o'clock
Saturday with six passengers in his
See says he will not attempt more
than one trip each way a week this
fall, leaving Globe every Friday morn
ing and taking two days coming up;
then leaving Sunday morning and
making the 197 miles back to Globo
He is eiunusiasuc over the pros
pects for success which, he says, are
now much greater since he has sub
stituted Flagstaff for Winslow as tho
northern terminus. Flagstaff has
many more tourists than Winslow
at any rate they stay here much long
eri and many of them will want to
make at least part of a trip with
him. On the other hand, tourists
coming north with him prefer Flag
staff to Winslow, as this is the cen
ter of tho various scenic wonders and
because of our superior climate and
The route of the new line leaving
Flagstaff is Lake Mary, Mormon
Lake, Long Valley, Strawberry Hill,
Pine, Natural Bridge, Payson, Tonto
Basin, Roosevelt Dam, Globe and Mi
ami. He found the road fairly good.
Tho road below Mormon Lake has
been improved a lot in the last few
See will give daily service begin
ning next spring, he says, running
small cars between Globe and Payson,
and heavy cars, probably eight-cylin-dered,
from there here.
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