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ll ll . ... tllWIlS . Volume 29 WILLIAMS, COCONINO COUNTY, ARIZONA FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1921. NO. 38. PITMAN VALLEY The rains have done a world of good for stock and farm cat tle are looking fine, and pros pects are good for a large crop. Ducks are coming in now. Seems like some folks just can't wart ior tnem to ngnt. A dance will be given at the Pitman Valley school house on August 27th. Everybody in vited. A good time is promised. A great many roofs are leak ing from the heavy hail storm of a few weeks ago. .Kenneth Lebsch and Ross Cole are visiting at the Platten ranch. Snake hunting has been their principal work. They kil led 32 the first day. The writer has heard so many complaints of children carrying guns. Now, do not hlame the child. Not long" ago I was riding nar Three Mile Lake and met 3 boys all under 14 years old. One had a rifle, one a shot gun and, the other a 22. I said, "don't you know you boys should not be carrying guns?" "Oh! We know how to use a firun" one said. Then another said, "Do you want to see me shoot the "W" out of Williams?" The sign read so many miles to Williams. I said, "It is against the law to shoot at these signs." and told them how useful they are to the public. They said, "Well, dad shoots at them!" Now who would you blame ? Fred Platten has been suffer ing from an attack of rheuma tism. We are preparing for the barbecue at Garland Prairie. Hope it does not rain. Flagstaff sure gets the tourist on the wrong track. Last week .we had 10 cars stop and in quire "Where is Maine?" We knew -they were on their way tothe Canyon so told them to keep on to Williams. They said,"what kind of a country is this, guiding a person wrong-!" We sure don't blame the- West eifid.' If Flagstaff wants the tourists to go by Maine to the Ganyon why not send a guide ? Mr. and Mrs. Kennerdell are back on their ranch after a visit East where Mrs. Kenner dell had been to bury the body of her brother Mr. Hazel. They report times good in Pennsyl vania and Delaware. ; . BASEBALL GAMES - Williams defeated Ash 'Fork last Sunday on the local grounds, in one of the best ex hibitions of the national game, ever seen in Williams. Wil liams played one of the best games they ever hive plaved. not a single error being char ged to them. Ash Fork did al most equally well. The final score was 3 to 2 in favor of Wil liams and is a good indication of the intense interest main tained thruout the contest. Next Sunday, August 21, the Williams team will play the Luepp Indians, from the Luepp Indian School. The Indian team is all Indian. These brav es put up an excellent game and much interest is being man ifested among basebeall fans. The game wiU be called at 2 o'clock in order to permit those desiring to go to the Barbecue to do so after the game. ' r Following the game P. J. Linthicum, Texas Wizard, will stand on his head on the top of. the big Flagpole on Railroad Ave. Linthicum is now paint ilig the Saginaw smokestacks. General Scott in Williams General Hugh L. Scott, mem ber of the Board of Indian Com- miBoiuncia paascu unuugll VV 11- liams Monday, in a special car, on his way to Grand Canyon and the Indian Snake Dances. He was accompanied by Gen. John A. Johnston and Gen. J. H. Slocum. They are on an in fection trip of Indian govern ment lands. Gen Scott has been recognized for years as the most successful negotiator with Indian tribes. A PLEA FOR GOOD WATER The largest obstacle in the way of future growth ad pros perity of Williams is the lack of an adequate supply ot good water. Lacking this water, the town cannot grow. Given this water the town will inevitably grow. The fate of the town lies in the hands of the citizens. Williams is threatened with a water famine as surely today as it was six months ago, des pite the heavy summer rains. Fortunately the Santa Fe res ervoir caught a large amount of water from the rains. . and this guarantees adequate fire protection. But an adequate supply of good water for do mestic use is sadly wanting. The municipal reservoir caught practically nothing from the recent rains. Had it caught enough to fill it to half capacity, an adequate supply of GOOD water for domestic useJ would still be santing. The water from the municipal res ervoir is not satisfactory for summer use in particular. What is the Solution ? Enlarging the city reservoir might help a great deal but it would probably fail to give pleasant tasting and odorless water for summer use. To enlarge the dam sufficiently would be decidedly expensive, and it is probable that in ad dition to raising the dam thereby increasing the depth and volume of the water oth er measures such as shading thp eages 01 rne pool, areating ana filtering the water, would be necessary. Altogether, this would necessitate the expendi ture of a large amount of capi tal. It might secure water al most equal to spring water if the capital could be raised. Why Not Take the Springwater Nature Offers? Nature offers Williams spring water at a smaller cost thnn that at which good water could be secured thru enlarging the city reservoir. Why not take the spring water? Practically speaking, the mu nicipal wells yield spring water, and these offer the key to the solution of the town's water problem. Each of the munici pal wells is dug where once a spring was in evidence. The water from these wells is just about all that the people of Wil liams have had to use for the past few ' months. The only fault ' with this supply is" its inadequacy. Given a sufficient supply of the same gAdS of wa ter, and Williams would have water that would make her the envy of all the towns along the line with no exceptions. No ether town along the Santa Fe in all Northern Arizona has an ADEQUATE supply of water as good as this. Where The Spring Water Is Found Just where to tap the source of supply should be determined by an expert, but it is known that a large supply of water could be secured' from springs south of town.' These springs are several hundred feet above the town sufficient to give a good gravity flow. The exact location of the wels and how best to bring the water to town are problems for an expert. Anyone but an expert would be apt to make costly mistakes. Some : may urge that the' springs south of town would be likely to dry up or to get too low in dry years, to supply the town. The fact, that these springs ran freely thru the re cent dry weather would make that seem unlikely. However one of the first steps taken by an expert would be to deter mine the volume of flow from the various springs and its pos sible development. A storage reservoir might be a good in vestment in the future in or der to have a good supply on hand for dryer seasons, but for the present it is probable that a much cheaper plan would serve quite satisfactorily. Once d& veloped the springs should give an. adequate supply of water (Continued on page2 col. 3) ARTIST'S CONCERT AN IMPRESSIVE ONE The concert Wednesday ev ening, given under the auspices of the Woman's Club, was one long to be remembered and it is hoped that the Woman's Club will continue to bring to Wil liams what is best in music, lit erature and art. The audience was very appreciative and in sisted upon encores for every number on the program. The artists, Robert Saunders violin ist and Orley lies, pianist, re sponded graciously and also made explanatory remarks up on some of the numbers. Robert Saunders has a vig orous style and a brilliant tech nique. He is often brusque and dramatic in his interpretation and altogether original. One of the encore numbers, Dvor ak's beloved Humoresque, was rendered in a manner altogeth er new to the writer. This much hackneyed piece which in spite of spiritless and monot onous renditions, remains per- enially fresh to thousands the world over, was invested with all the beautv of the fireside tsile which its composer intend ed that it should be. Tears, laughter, contrast as the tle unfolds, all were there and the abrupt ending as the story- comes to a sudden close. This and the Andante of the Vieu- temps Concerto, given in broad sweeping phrases but full of tender beauty and without the harshness of some of the more dramatic numbers, appealed moat strongly to the writer. But why attempt to criticize what was so superb? The pianist was more suave m style than the violinist and master of the singing tone. He delighted the audience with a rendition of one of his own compositions. The Woman's Club is .certain ly to be congratulated for their efforts in bringing these splen did artists to Williams. A. K. Hawkins came in from his ranch jast Thursday and spent a few days in town. This was his second trip in four months. He reports feed good and crops promising down in his section. Altho there had been plenty of rain for crops and grass, little water had yet been made at the time he came to town, down in his section. The News is in receipt of a letter from R. P. Patterson writ ten from Chicago. Mr. Patter son stated that, he was .leaving Chicago and coming west and might again locate in Williams. He wishes to be remembered to his many friends here. o o o SCHOOL STARTS SEPT. 6TH. The public school will open September 6, and once more the happy summer vacation will be past. The children are ready and eager to-take up their stud ies again. HERE TO ORGANIZE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS Mrs. Ella M. French of Los Angeles, National Inspector for the Woman's Relief Corps is in Williams organizing a local corps here. The Woman's Re lief Corps was organized in 1883 for the benefit of the vet erans of the Civil War, and has since grown into the largest or ganization of its kind in the world. The organization num bers 200,000 members. Their work, has expanded including veterans of the Spanish War and the. World War as well as their families. They are also interested in child welfare and "Americanization" work. A meeting is being held this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the office of the Justice of the Peace. All loyal patriotic wo men are eligible to this order and it is expected that Wil liams will enter into the spirit of the great organization with her usual vim and earnestness. WANTED The OLDEST Hen in town. We can cook her ten der and juicv in the SECHRIST Cooker. R. D. Mitchell, Agent. PERSONAL AND LOCAL Miss Garnet Fields is the guest of Miss Dorothy Nagiller. o o o Mr. W. Y. Lewis has return ed from a trip to California, o o o M.r Jim Hudson's sister, Mrs Alderson, went to Grand Can yon; Thursday. o o 1 o Mr. W. Oswald and daughter Elizabeth arrived Wednesday from Los Angeles. o o o Mrs. Etta Francisco, of Los Angeles, is visiting her mother. Mrs. A. R. Montgomery. c? o o Leslie Kennedy stopped over on his way from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon. o o o Mrs. P. M. Shafer has return ed to Williams after an extend ed visit in California. o o Mr. Manus (Jerry) Duffy re turned Wednesday on No. 22 from a vacation spent in Berk ley, Cal. o o o Levi Montgomery has accep ted a position in the Hardware Department at Babbitts Trad ing Company at Flagstaff, o o o Mrs. Jerrie Lee and daugh ters Margaret and Virginia, left Tuesday night for Phoenix for a visit with her mother, o o o Mr. H. M. Stark returned from Los ; Angeles where he has been employed at the carpeiv ter trade, Wednesday night. o o Leaving .Town must sell my Dodre car at once. - D. L. Stuckey o.. o o Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morris drove over from Oatman last Saturday for a few days visit with Mrs. Morris' sister, Mrs. Robinette. , v o o o Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Haynes are moving out to the Harold Greene ranch three miles west of town. o o o Mrs. A. R. Montgomery en tertained Thursday night with a little party in honor of her visiting guests, the Misses Ruth and Marian Potterman. o o Mrs. Unas. J . Willis was in town this morning. She is re turning to her home in Winslow after a vacation spent in Los Angeles. o o o Patrick Boyce left Thursday morning with his brother Fran cis, for Albuquerque. He will spend his vacation with his mo ther at that place. o o o Mr. Pitkin, manager of Bright Angel hotel, stopped off be tween trains the first of the week. He is on a vacation trip to Kansas City to visit his fa ther. o o o - Rev. Luther Moore will leave Sunday night on. No. 10, for Cambridge, Mass. where he will attend the Cambridge Episcopal ' Theological School. He will also take post graduate work at Harvard; Rev. H. H. Gillies of New Brunswick will take the place which Rev. Moore has vacated. o o o The Misses Ruth and Marian Potterman of Los Angeles, are the guests of the A. R. Mont gomerys. They went to Flag staff with the intention of lo cating there but are so much taken with our little city that they have decided to open a millinery shop here instead, o o o Judge X. N. Steeves returned Tuesday, from Los Angeles where he had been before the Federal Court. A temporary injunction had been issued re straining Dr. Perrin from sell ing several thousand head of cattle on the Baca Grant- Up on motion of Judge Steeves the injunction was dissolved. Social . at Methodist Church un lasftl'Tiaay evening a good sized crowd gathered at the Methodist church for a so cial and business evening. A splendid program of speeches and music was rendered, the business of the fourth quarter ly conference was transacted and plans for the church work discussed. Light refreshments were served. All report a very pleasant evening. Birthday Party Master Carl Cureton cele brated his eighth birthday Wednesday, Aug. 17. Twenty three of his little friends stood around a table loaded with good things and sa'ng, "Jesus Bids Us- Shine" and "When Mother Made My Birthday Cake. Carl made a wish and took a whiff at the eight cand les on his birthday cake which he extinguished with great pride. - The remainder of the after noon was joyously spent in playing music games, animal games and various others Mrs. Lowe directed the games, assisted by Mrs. Charles Sweet- wood and Mrs. Lefebre. At the close of the day the children de parted wishing Carl many more happy birthdays and declaring they had enjoyed every minute of the time. Summer School Qloses The summer school which Prof. Cureton has been con ducting, closed Aug. 17. There was a good attendance of about 20 pupils. The students took great interest and appreciated the opportunity to review their studies. O O O ' A Birthday Gift Mrs. James Kennedy ishap pily anticipating the arrival of a M arm on car which Mr. Ken nedy presented to her as a birthday gift. Mr. and Mrs:" Charles Burton have gone to Los Angeles to drive the car to Williams for her. o o o Kindergarten If enough pupils can be se cured Cb make it worth while a private' kindergarten will be conducted this year by an ex perienced teacher in the prim ary room of . the Methodist Church. For terms and other particulars see Mrs. W. I. Lowe or phone 108. Lumber Value of Pine Trees Not Hurt by Turpentining The operation of turpentin ing pine trees does not lower the strength of the woodj ac cording to information obtain ed by the Forest Products Lab oratory of the Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture. The crude tur pentine, or oleoresin, is not drained from a reservoir in the tree, but is produced by the liv ing cells in the sap wood at or near the spot where the cut is made on the trunk. No turpen tine is produced by the heart wood because all of its cells are dead. The heartwood may be saturated in- places 'With pitch, but this does not readily flow out as does the resin fresh ly formed in the sapwood. The major part of the tree is not affected in any way, and the loss due to death of trees or to a reduction or degrading of lumber is very small when the proper method of turpentining is followed ; this loss is more than offset by the additional revenue obtained through tur pentining. The. greater part of the wood that is chipped a way would not have become finished .lumber; but would have gone into slabs and edg ings at the sawmill. With pro per treatment the turpentined faces remain healthy, and the wood underneath does not be come saturated with resin to any great extent. Prof. T. H. Curetoh is attend ing the State Teachers' Confer ence which is being held (on Thursday and Friday) at Flag staff. The main theme for dis cussion at the conference will be the problems connected with the rural schools. RED LAKE ITEMS . Mr. and Mrs. Harry Boiilin are having a new' residence built. ' The "demonstrator who was to have demonstrated canning for the ladies of Red Lake will not be able to visit us until Oc tober. A pink tea was given in hon or of the ladies at the Jiospita ble home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hinds, Wednesday evening, August 17th. All the farmers are busy pulling weeds and killing bugs. Since the recent rains crops are looking fine, that of Mr. C. C. Carpenter being particularly beautiful. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Kincan non, of Parks, and Emmett Kin cannon will take their jars and sugar and depart for Oak Creek Thursday where .they will spend a few weeks putting up fruit. It is with regret that we chronicle thel departure of the Misses See, . f or Needles last Monday.' The 'smiles of these two charming young nieces of Mrs. .McLeah have gladdened thehearts of us all summer and everyone will miss them. A dancing party was given in their honor Thursday evening, at the home of Mrs. McLean. Dancing, refresments and a few comic songs by Mr. Van Alstine, a omic recitation by Mr. Norman McLean, a funny story by Mr. Ralph McLean, were the order of the evening. It was hinted that the adven tures of "Lord Help Us" and "Count de Camps" would soon be out in book form, and is ex pected to.be one of the best-sellers ever, and everyone kissed the Blarney stone! The fortunate guests present were Misses Ruth and Fern Lee, - Mrs. Currens, Mrs. Barnes, Ad- die and Lucile Carpenter, Ber- nice Runyan, Dorothy Nagiller, Dalema Gremer, Prebble and , Hazel Kincannon. Grace and JoyceMcLean, Grethel Tustin and Messrs. Dana Van Alstine, Byrnes and Norman McLean of Williams, Raymond Rupe, Ar- ' thur Thomasson, Ralph and Dale McLean, Dalton Tustin, Gerald Boulin, Sydney Barnes, Alfred Thomasson, and Leon- . are Kelly. A "stunt-party" will be given Friday evening in honor of the departure of Mrs. Barnes, who has resigned her position as teacher. It has not yet been ascertained who will take her, place but the position will be filled, and the term finished. Mr. Raymond Perry and "Cutie" Webster were Red Lake visitors, Tuesday. A huge telescope, the lens of which is said to be the largest made by an American manu facturer, has arrived in Tuscon for installation in the state ob servatory. The lens is 36 inch es in diameter. The instrument, including the pedestal, weighs nearly 15 tons. It will be in stalled at the observatory which is part of the equipment of the University of Arizona. A nourishing food and a del icacy in one "Butterkist" pop corn, at the Parlor Barber shop. o o o Found Up at Santa Fe dam pair of sandals and socks ; own er may have the. same by call ing at News office and paying for this ad. o " o o $10,000 o poco mas, will buy a parcel of land lying in the town of Williams, close in, the rents are a thousand a year or more. All improvements are modern. In addition to the rents you have an elegant home to live in. Silvernail. BUDWEISER Draft Beer on tap at the Sultana. It's just iike old times. Oh Boy ! The )est summer drink, '