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Tritori! Lib ry Volume 29 WILLIAMS, COCONINO COUNTY, ARIZONA FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1921 NO. 27 WMS WILL CELEBRATE 3 DAYS, JULY 2-3-4. Program Will Include Auto Parade, Ball Games, Racing, Indian Sports, Barbecue, Fire works, Music 'n Everything. The Williams Booster's Club rmet in the Justice of the Peace Office Wednesday night and furthered plans for a big Fourth of July Celebration in "Williams. The celebration last year served to prove that Will iams wants a celebration at Tiome, and, complying with this desire, the Booster's Club is rapidly conmloting arrange ments for a REAL Big Time this year. The program will be -complete, visitors will be made welcome, and a large purse will "be raised in order to offer - prizes worth contending for. The automobile parade will "be one of the large features. This will be conducted upon much the same plan as last year, but will be much bigger and better. There will be ball games, automobile races, In dian sports, horse races, dances a gun shoot, fireworks, - and best of 'all a giant barbecue. Work is being pushed to pre pare the Williams baseball park for the event as the races and games will be pulled off there. There will also be mus ic and games up town. Fuller announcement will be made in succeeding issues of i;he News la ut all are asked to take notice that Williams will celebrate this year and cele brate right. There will be no need of going away from Will iams in order to enjoy yourself this year. Watch for further details and tell friends, visitors and prospective visitors that Williams is alive and will cele brate. . " Children's Dancing Party Last Friday afternoon, Mrs. Duffield, Mrs. James Kennedy, and Mrs. P. A. Melick enter tained the children .of the grades with a big dancing par ty at the old Opera House. The hall was a veritable fairyland with butterflies of all colors suspended from the ceiling, "hanging baskets of beautiful yellow roses, varicolored bow knots and streamers on the walls and hanging from the the ceiling beams. Red roses in V profusion decorated the sides -of the stage arch. They were so exquisitely fashioned out -of - crepe paper that only close in spection revealed their make Telieve. One little boy, on being ask ed if he thought the girls look ed nice said, "Yes, but the boys don't." Evidently he didn't approve of flattering the boys, "but just the same, they did look nice. After an afternoon jof joyous dancing to the strains of Barnes Orchestra, the young people enjoyed ice cream cones. They departed with many sincere expressions of -fheir happiness and were not at all backward in -wishing for smother such gala day with their generous hostesses acting we roies oi iairy godmothers. WILLIAM POWER KILLED AT HOME BY EXPLOSION Mr. William Power, formerly county surveyor, died Wednes day morning at 8 o clocf at Mercy Hospital Flagstaff from the effects of an explosion. Tne explosion occured at his home in Flagstaff Tuesday eve ning. Mr. and Mrs. Power, Dad, Power, Mary and Lester Pow er had just finished their sup per Tuesday evening and were seated near the heating stove. There was no fire in the stove nor had there been one during the day. Lester asked his fath er for a cigarette. Mr. Power gave him one and took one for himself. Lester threw the burn ing match which he used to start the cigarette, in the stove and shortly after left to go down town. Something started to sizzle in the stove. Mrs. Power, not icing it said "Billy, what is the matter with that stove? It never acted that way before." " Mr. Power got up, took a look into the stove, and a ter rific explosion took place. He was struck in the stomach by a piece of iron 2 inches wide and 4 or 5 inches long, which was blown from the stove. One leg was badly mangled, and his face and arms wee torn and burnt. Mrs. Power was terri bly cut about the head and chest but will recover. Mary Power suffered frightful injur ies about the face but was de clared to have a fair chance for recovery. Dad Power who was lying on a bed in an adjoining j room, was thrown out a win dow,- oy tne iorce oi tne exmo sion but did not suffer any dan gerous injuries. The house was almost com pletely wrecked. A large hole was blown in one side, another side was pushed out nearly two feet, partitions were misplaced, and furniture and dishes were wrecked. All but two of the windows in the building were broken, and the water heater connection in tht kitchen, sev eral rooms away, was severed from the range. The cause of the explosion is unknown, but those who were first on the scene after the ca tastrophe, were inclined to think that only TNT could have wrecked such damage. Some thought that they could detect the odor following an explosion of TNT. How this or any other explosive should get into the stove is a mystery. Mrs. D. C. Scott, of Fresno, Cal., accompanied by three lit tle ones, is the guest of Mrs. George Mathews this week. Mrs. Scott was formerly Miss Alta Littrell of this place. The Littrells were very well known here. Her father and mother had charge of the rooming house next door to the - post office, later moving to Max well N. Mex. Shortly after moving to Maxwell, Mr. Lit trell was killed in an automo bile accident. Mrs. Scott and children are enroute to visit their relatives in Maxwell, N. Mex. TO ARIZONA . I Out in the West there's a wonderful land, , v A land where the mountains tower; Where the great eagles soar, And the gay bluebirds pour Forth songs that are rich and clear. . II There on the mountains the pines overlap Like feathers on falcon's breast ; While the tiny streams Voice their Maker dreams For peoples who theremay dwell. - III The wonder of wonders, the Canyon Grand, Which stretches away to the north, Was the work of a stream That had caught the gleam Of art the Creator knows. IV For ages the sculptor has labored on, Nor wearied before his ta$k, Until temples rand -sirines Rose within the confines Of & studio unsurpassed. V Off to the east there are billows of rose, Like petals blown off in June. i "Painted Desert", we say, But it's really God's way To preserve the sunset's glow. VI A bit to the south are the forests of stone. Magnificent records are they Of the days no man knew; - Yet their record is true, The sages already attest. ' VII The South was once desert. Now fruitful vales Yield wealth for the toil there spent; While the children at play Are as winsome and gay As princes of royal birth. VIII History tells that a marvelous race Once deemed this their chosen land. With their cities built high And their pastures close by. They dwelt in contented ease. IX At length came the days when battles were waged; When some went to warmer climes. Those not given to roam Sought the cliffs for their home. . Their dwellings rich lore disclose. X . " Yet out in the West was God's garden concealed, Till Spaniards, in search of gold, Pushed for long, weary days Thru the nigh trackless ways, And sent back .their strange report. XI Next, for the Spanish owed duties to God, A mission chain started to grow. i San Xavier, now the best, . As the queen of the West, Majestically speaks of those days. XII Now, tho the age has brot change all around, Her grandeur remains just the same. - The clear air is as pure And the sunshine as sure As ever in days of yore. XIII God, in His goodness, will -not suffer harm To come to a spot he so loves ; Where 'tis blessed to live, And blessed to give One's strength for the world around. . XIV Where may one seek for this marvelous land, This land so enchanting, pray tell ? Why thte pride of the race Is God's own resting place; Arizona, beloved, sublime! . .-..- Edna .Ritzenthaler. Williams, Arizona, May 4, 1$21. Get that fishing tackle poles hooks, lines, reels Parlor Barber Shop. Dr. Rounseville is improving the entrance to his drug store. o o o EIGHTH GRADE EXERCISES Next Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at the Public School Auditorium, the grammer school will hold its graduation exercises. The different grades will take part and there will be an exhibition of the work done throughout the school year. The public is cordially invit ed to these exercises. The manual training depart ment will be open and should prove a source of great interest to the visitors. Each room will also be open for inspection. Samples of the work done by the pupils will be on display. Odd Fellow Election . . At the regular meeting of the I.O.O.F. Wednesday night the following officers were el ected for the ensuing term : . Noble Grand Cart LaSalle Vice Grand R. D. Mitchell Secretary Joseph Cottolendy Treasurer, G. C. Rigg Dressgoods for Sale We have iust received sam ples of all kinds of dress goods from Ville de Paris, of Los An geles. Call and see them. Al so hose, underwear and other knit goods made by the World's cscar Knitting Company. Spir ella corsets a specialty. Mrs. J. M. Troll er, Phone 102 Mrs. C. Whitfield, Phone, 87 Williams, Arizona. Adv. Ralph McLean returned last Saturday night - from Needles Cal., where he has been since December, working with a San ta Fe bridge gang. He will spend the summer on the ranch in Red Lake Valley. j WILLIAMS HIGH .SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT Mr. Ed Leslie is Very ill at the Cherokee Hotel. His ail- ' ment is thought to be appendi- The Williams High School citis- gave their commencement pro gram last Friday evening at 8 o'clock in the school auditorium before a -large audience. The program was given two weeks early as the three boys in the class had to leave last Sunday for the military encampment at Fort Harry Jones. The program follows: Music, Selected Barnes Orchestra Invocation, Rev. W. I. Lowe Music, Selected Orchestra Commencement Address, Dr. L. B. McMullen, "A Construct ive Philosophy of Life" Music, Selected, Orchestra Presentation of Diplomas, G. C. Rigg, Sec. School Board Music, Selected Orchestra Those graduating this year are Elsie Louise Maxwell, Iva Jane Easton, Helen Lorraine Maxwell, Charles Robert Sulli vant, Jr., Charles Raymond Seeger, and Levi Montgomery. o o o Later Mr. Leslie was taken to Prescott, Thursday morning, o o o Furnished Room For Rent a nice room and at. reasonable rental. MRS. HOCHGRAEF e o o Miss Gordon wishes to announce that her room is pre paring a '.'Thrift" exhibit and sale of same for the last day of school. The proceecfs will pay for the Chautauqua ticket which the room bought as a un it and' if any more is raised" it will be considered as a fund for a Primary Library for the school. This room is First and Secoad grade Mexican and Miss Gordon extends a cordial invitation to the patrons of Williams to see this exhibit and patronize the sale if they "find something they can use. In any event come and see what the little folks can do. PERSONAL AND LOCAL Mrs. E. J. Nordyke enter tained the Card Club Thursday aiternoon. o o o Mr. George Lebsch and Mr. Jav Lebsch are visiting their par ents, JHr. and Mrs. Otto Lebsch. . o o o Mrs. Frank Linn returned to her home in Lansing, Mich. last baturday on No. 10. o o o Mrs. Peter Fair is expected back next week from a visit in the East. She has been in Co lumbus, Ohio, visiting her sister and other relatives. o o o Mrs. W. H. Herron came back last ' Friday from a two weeks visit with relatives in Los Angeles. o o o Mrs. Frank Udine and child ren arrived last Saturday from Kingman, to' spend the summer with Mr. Udine. o o o x The Ladies Aid of the Meth odist Church, will give a food sale, Saturday. They will also serve a business lunch at noon. o o o f Mrs. J. C. Butler, who has been visiting relatives in Colo, and Michigan the past .two months, returned home Tues day on No. 9. o o O j Ladies thread silk hose $1.15 Ladies cotton hose 2 for . 25 j cts. ; ladies' handkerchiefs 4 for 25 cts., at the Variety Store. o o o Mrs. J. W. Lee is acting as City Clerk in the absence , of her husband, Capt. J. W. Lee, who left for the encampment, Sunday. o o o . Mrs. Clark, of San Antonio, Texas, District Superintendent of the Maccabees and Mrs.. Forbes, of Tucson, Supreme Commander of the State of Ari zona, arrived here today as guests of the Maccabees. o o o County Attorney F. M. Gold and family, accompanied by Miss Selma Bush and Miss Cor nelia Dockstader motored over from Flagstaff, Sunday. They returned the evening of the same day. o o o Mr. and Mrs. Jim Smith are the proud parents of a boy, born Thursday, May 26. The young heir weighed 7 pounds. Mrs. Smith was formerly Miss Mabel Ost, one of our teach ers. Her mother is here from Danville, HI. o o o If you are looking for a vac ant lot, a cottage, a bungalow, a residence with all modern im provements or property that is paying a high rate of interest on the investment, call for par ticulars, on SILVERN AIL. o o O! Girls medium weight union suits 75 cts. each at The Variety Store. O Q O See DR. BAKER, Arizona's foremost Optometrist, about your eyes and glasses. At the Grand Canyon Hotel, Williams, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 14 and 15. Adv. o o ' o Big Crowd Attends Dance The dance given last Satur day night by the basket ball girls to speed the National Guard on' their way to the en campment was a big success. The wonderful decorations which had been put up for the children's party the day before made the place a fairyland and the home made ice cream nuff said. ' BLOOMER GIRLS WIN HARD FOUGHT BATTLE 28 to 27 Last Monday afternoon, the Bloomer Girls administered a sound defeat to a team gather ed from the male citizens of the town who had the courage to meet this group of lady twirlers on the ball diamond. The game was a scientific af fair and also a test of endur ance.' It has been maintained that girls lack the endurance necessary to the successful exe cution of the great national game but these girls rounded the bases 28 times in a full 9 inning game and were still ready to continue the fray had it been necessary to do so. While it is true that their male antagonists at the cost of hard playing and severe taxing 'of wind, managed to push their side of the score t6 27, yet it was generally admitted that the men were thoroughly out played.. This is the first game of the season for the Bloomer girls and they feel much elated at being able to make a victorious start. They are very anxious to cross bats with a girls' team from some neighbor town, but thus far have been unable to get any response to the chal lenges they have sent out. BLOOMER GIRLS va BUSINESS MEN'S TEAM Next. Sunday, in what prom ises to be one of the most inter esting games of the season, the invincible Bloomer Girls will meet a team composed of many of Williams most prominent business men. That ft will be a game of skill, endurance and pluck is a foregone conclusion. All those interested "in scientific baseball should not fail to wit ness this display of skill and daring. Admission w,ill be 25c only, the proceeds to'go toward -the support of the girls team. The team that is defeated will have to cook supper for the winning team. The following is the lineup for both sides: Bloomer Girls Catcher Pitcher First B. Second B. Third B. Short Stop Right Field : Center Field Left Field Extra Mr. Corb Wolfe Mr. Kelljr Ruth Gilfillan Edna Edwards -Helen LeGath Florence Seward Agnes Whitfield Mildred Finney Anana Selman Nona Conway- Business Mens Team Catcher Robert Burns- L. S. Williams--Scotty McDougal . James Kennedy " L. J. Con ell P. A. Melick. 1 E. J. Johnson. E. J. Nordyke Charlie Elliotts Pitcher First B. Second B. Third B. Short Stop Right Field Center Field Left Field R. M. Reese will umpire the- game. - . - National ' Forest Timber For Sale Fishing at Oak Creek Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Nicker son and Mrs. Nickerson's sister left for. Oak Creek, Sunday, on a fishing trip. . Mr. R. M. Reese and Tommy Sano left Monday, to join them. The open season for trout began Monday, and this party planned to be on hand for the first of the fishing. Sealed bids will be received by the Forest Supervisor, Will iams, Arizona, up to and in cluding July 5, 1921, for all the merchantable dead timber standing or down, and all the live timber marked or design ated for cutting on an area em bracing about 640 acres within Section 26, T. 22N., R.1W., G. &S.R.B.&M.,, Welch Block Un it, Tusayan National Forest, Arizona, estimated to.be 2.10O cords of juniper - cordwood, more or less, and an unesti mated number of juniper fence posts. No bid of less than 53c per cord for cordwood and 5c each for 7 foot posts will be considered. $200.00 .must be deposited with each bid to be applied on the purchase price, refunded or retained in part as liquidated damages, according to conditions of' sale. The right to reject any and all bids re served. Before bids are sub mitted full information con cerning the timber, the condi tions of sale and the submis sion of . bids should be obtained from the Forest Supervisor, Williams," Arizona.