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Volume 30 WILLIAMS. COCONINO COUWTT, ARIZONA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1922. NO. 11 UP . 4. Ml KILLING LIONS FAVORITE WINTER SPORT HERE Killing mountain lion and bob cats has become the favor- ite winter sport about Williams this season. Each week a number of hunts are staged and a number of the big cats yield their pelts. It is great sport in fact there is no other sport of the winter season that can approach it for thrill and ex hilerating outdoor exercise. The kill so far as reported to the News this week is three lions and one . bob cat. No doubt a number of others were killed but we have not been for tunate enough to learn of them. Last Thursday, H. J. Mc Cauley and Bill Gray bagged a nine foot lion and a good sized bob cat on the upper Sycamore. They were out hunting with a couple of dogs. Strange to eay, the cat, which was bagged first, put up the biggest fight. The men got the cat near the Harry Gray ranch. The dogs caught him before he could reach a tree and a battle royal ensued. There was no chance for the use of guns, and besides the men wanted to let the dogs have their fun. The cat: put up a wonderful fight but the two dogs were too much for him and finally killed him, un aided. What rrornised to give great er excitment was anticipated by the n:en, when they enme upon the tracks of a large lion down in the L. O. Pocket below the Gray Ranch. The cat had killed a jack-rabbit in this lo cality. The dogs, took the trail with an eagerness and ex citement which, proved it to be fresh. After trailing the animal for about three miles the dogs put him up a tree. On coining up' the men shot' the cat from the tree but apparently did not in jure him. Ho bounded away to he cliffs on the rim of the canyon with the d ig? in hot pursuit. ' The chase led to the top of a big rock with; a sheer drop of twenty feet on the can yon side. Catching an open ing, one of the men tired at the cat and sent him over the siH of the rock. As he went over he set his claws, in oro -of tne dogs and pulle.d it ever with him. Landing with a thud, cat and dog renewed the fight neither of them appearing to have been injure by the fall. The second dog joined in whereupon the cat bounded a way, but not for far. The ogs were too swif for him. One seized him by the neck and the other by a hind leg and so they held him until Mr. Gray ran up and ended the big pussy's career by means of a ball from a six-shooter in the center of the head. The lion measured full nine feet from tip to tip, proving it to be one of the " largest "ever killed here. WANTED in a private home, roomers and boarders who ap preciate home cooking and home comforts. Reasonable rates charged. Mrs. W. H. Knowlton. Fourth Street be tween Bill Williams and Grant ares. Superior Judge J. E. Jones was down from Flagstaff Tues day, on some juvenile matters, o o o County Attorney Gold spent Thursday in Williams. -County Assessor Beeson spent several days in Williams this week helping his assistant. C. Poison, to get a good start with assessment work. o o o WHY WAIT? Sittings made (every evening. Latest Folders. Bothe's o o o Baby Chicks: Barred and white Rocks, R. I. Reds, Buff Orping tons. Anconas. Black Minorcas, Buff White and Brown Leg horns. Order for the season rush will soon be on. ENOCH CREWS, Seabrig-ht, California. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT STATE OF ARIZONA A PROCLAMATION Calling The Legislature of the State of Arizona in Special Session: WHEREAS, Certain emergen cies having arisen in connect ion with the fiscal aiTairs of the State of Arizona, particularly in relation to the University of Arizona, which )Is without necessary funds for current ex penses, pending final collection of the mill tax provided lor m Chapter 81. Session Laws of Arizona, 1921, and WHEREAS, Present economic conditions make advisable the reconsideration - of all existing appropriation laws, with a view to having those laws more near ly conform to the financial situ ation of today, and WHEREAS, It has ecome ap parent that the fiscal code of the State no longer functions to the best . advantage of our conmmonwealth, and WHEREAS, A new banking code has become imperative, and WHEREAS, For the sake of greater efficiency and. economy in state, county and municipal government, certain govern mental agencies and activities in connection therewith should be more closely coordinated, and, in some cases, abolish, and expenditures of such agencies and activities revised, and WHEREAS, It has been ascer tained that our laws governing the formation of irrigation, drainage and electriciai dis tricts do not subserve all the purposes of their enactment, and WHEREAS, Legislative amend ment has brought into question the validity of bonds issued un der and by virtue of Chapter 55, Session Laws of 1912 as amend ed by the Second and Third State Legislatures and has had the tendency to eliminate com petitive bidding for paving and other public improvements, and WHEREAS, A more equitable method of taxing and licensing automobiles is desirable, and more adequate regulations gov erning the use of public high ways by motor and ' other ve hicles have become necessary by reason of increased mileage and types . of roads and high ways constructed, under con struction and which will be built in the immediate future, and WHEREAS, Sound political economy dictates that the State should derive greater revenue from the estates of residents of Arizona and from the estates of deceased of other States with property in Arizona, and WHEREAS, The Constitution of the State fails in certain par ticulars to meet existing and possible future contingencies having a direct. and important bearing upon our material wel- f 116 " NOW, THEREFORE, I THOS. E. CAMPBELL, Governor of the State of Arizona, by virtue of the power and authority vest ed in me by he contitution of the State, do hereby convene the. Fifth Legislature of the State of Arizona in Special Session at Phoenix, Arizona the capital of said State, at the hour of twelve, noon on Wed nesday the 15th day of Febru ary, 1922, for the following purposes, to-wit: 1. To enact such legislation as will provide and make avail able cash funds for current ex penses and maintenance of the different departments of State, for State institutions, for public schools, and for interest on the public debt; 2. To consider all existing appropriation, laws, revising such appropriation laws and appropriations to conform to' present economic conditions: 3. To adopt a fiscal code by enactment of new laws of amendment of existing laws, providing for the creation of a general fund, and establish-, ing certain limitations as to ex- (Continued on page 2) IMPROVED ROADS SUF FICIENT TO ENCIRCLE THE EARTH What the new Federal high wav anpropria-tion to be ex pended under the direction of the Bureau of Fublic Uoads United States Department of Agriculture, will mean to the country is accurately gauged in a synopsis prepared by the bu reau, showing the use to which the $275,000,000 previously ap propriated by Congress has been put. Up to December 31, $212,077,246 had been put to work in projects either entirely complete or under con struction. To match that a mount the States appropriated $285,379,312, making a total of $497,456, 558. If placed end to end the roads to be paid for by this money would encircle the earth at the Equator and extend as far as from New York to San Francisco on the second lap. The total mileage of roads un der construction and completed the department's records show, was approximately 27,000 miles. Of this mileage 9,555 miles was in projects entirely completed. The balance of 37,445 miles was in projects which were still under con struction but reported 69 per cent complete October 31. In those projects there was equiv alent of 12,000 miles of com pleted roads, so that the com pleted road to date was more than-21,000 miles, or nearly enough to encircle the globe. Prior to 5 years ago the Fed eral Government took no active part in the road constuction of the country. Today about one half of all roads under con struction are being aided fi nancially by the Federal Gov ernment, and the construction is subject to inspection and ap proval of Federal engineers. See Dr. Baker about your eye sight and glasses at the Grand Canyon Hotel Tuesday Feb ruary 7. , adv. WIRELESS CONCERTS GIVEN BY BOYS' CLUB A wireless concert was given not long ago by members of the Ocean County Wireless Club, for the entertainment of the P'arm Bureau, at Toms River, N. J. This club which was organized by the county club agent had succeeded in getting a central receiving station in stalled in the courthouse. The program, which was heard by the entire audience by means of an amplifier, came from Newark, N. J. It consisted of operatic solos, orchestral select ions, a speech, and the market report for the day. At 10 p.m. the audience set their watches by standard radio time given out officially from Arlington, Va., near Washington, D. C. This central receiving station is one of the achievements the boys in the wireless club have been working toward for some months. The club was orga nized shortly after the United States Department of Agricul ture began sending out market reports by wireless. Under the general supervision of the county club agent it has devel oped to a membership of 52 boys in all stages of wireless ' knowledge and equipment. 1 Their original intention was merely to broadcast market re- I ports, but it soon became evi dent that a central station was needed that would take high , wave messages which could be j relayed at the lower wave J length to those having small sets. As the club acquired better apparatus it was able to expand its activities, and since the in nitial concert the boys have taken a complete wreless equip ment about the county to dif ferent community meetings and given as many people as pos sible the thrill of hearing music that is being played miles away, and the satisfaction of receiv ing authoritative market infor mation of value in the farming business. PERSONAL MID LOCAL Mrs. S. T. Lilly, of Grand Canyon, was shopping in Wil liams, Tuesday. ' o o o Tanlac is the ideal strengthen er and body builder for old folks. Williams Drug Co. adv. , o o o : Mrs. F. L. Payne came down from Grand Canyon, Tuesday, to shop in Williams. o o o Mrs. H. M. Stark and her daughter. Mrs. P. M. Shafer, left on No. 9 Tuesday, for Clarkdale where they have been called by the serious ill ness of Mrs. Smith Stark, o o o Jesse Boyce returned to Phoe nix Wednesdty, after a week's visit with his father C. E. Boyce who is feeling better. o o o HAY WANTED! Wish to trade a horse' or cow for somej good hay. H. C. SANDERS. 3t. o o o L. J. Olson returned Wednes day from Long Beach where he had been visiting with his fam ily for the past few weeks: Charley Wade managed the store during Mr. Olson's ab sence. o o o Little Miss Margaret Lee came up from Phoenix Sunday night to, cheer up her father, Capt. Lee, who has been having a lonly time of it baching for the past few weeks. Mrs. Lee expects to return to Wil- j liams next Sunday. - o o o The News has received a card from Edwin Johnson who is row in charge of one floor in the large furniture house of H. L. Eenbough, of San Diego. He wishes to be remembered to his many friends here. o o o The natural, refreshing sleep of a healthy body is enjoyed by those who take Tanlac. Williams DrugCo. adv. o o o Mrs. L. W. Cureton and little daughter, Alma, left on Tues day night for Phoenix to join their husband and father who has been residing there for the past few months. Mr. Cureton has been engaged in marketing crops for Coconino County farm. ers which he has done with marked success. Mr. and Mrs. Cureton will return to Coconino county in the spring. 18 BUFF ORPINGTONS MAKE EXCELLENT RECORD Eighteen Buff Orpington hens owned by Mrs. W. H. Knowl ton made a very remarkable record for the year beginning February first last year and ending the first of this month. Of the eighteen hens, two were lost during; the early, part of last summer and Mrs. Knowl ton sold one. The one sold weighed 8V& pounds. It sold for 42 cents a pound thus bring ing three dollars and fifty seven cents for the one hen. From this it will be seen that 1 while Mrs. Knowlton started I with 18 hens she had but fifteen at the end of the year, and this makes the number of eggs produced, yet more re markable. The hens laid 2025 eggs. This would be an average of 117 eggs each for seventeen hens. The average number of hens in the flock for the laying year would be nearer 16 and that would bring the average production a little higher. The average price re ceived for the eggs was 50 cents. Mrs. Knowlton set a number of hens and hatched SO little chicks. Some of the pullets from this batch are now laying. Mrs. Knowlton has tried most of the better known breeds of hens. She states that none of the other breeds have given the satisfacion that her Orpingtons have either as to number of eggs or as to fine quality of i flesh for the table. "CLEANUP SQUAD" IS COMING FEB. 21 The News, Williams, Arizona. The District Manager of the U. S. Veterans' Bureau, Major Louis T. Grant, of San Fran cisco, California, has sent into the field another "Cleanup Squad", for the purpose of re ceiving all claims of exservice men with disabilities incurred in the service with the Army, Navy, or Marines, during the recent War. This Squad will receive claims for medical and hospital treatment, for compen sation on account of disability, for Vocational Education due to a vocational handicap received as a result of service, and m surance matters. Not only those wishing to file original claims but also those who have filed claims in ' the past and have not received act ion thereon or who are dissat isfied with whatever action was taken will be received by the Cleanup Squad. This squad will be in Wil liams on Tuesday, February 21, for one day. It is urged that you give this the widest publicity possible in order that all those in your vicinity , who wish to present their cases to the Cleanup Squad may be informed there of. Respectfully, Dustin W. Gustin, Manager of Sub Office, U. S. Veterans' Bureau. At the annual convocation of the Episcopal Church in Ari zona to be held in Nogales April 25 to 27, delegates will be elected to the triennial General Convention of the Church, to be held in Portland, Oregon, Sept. 6 next. Thirty eight dioceses and missionary districts in the Unit ed States in the past fortnight have elected delegates to this convention according, to advices received at the Missions House, 281 Fourth Ave., New York, by Rev. Henry Anstice, D. D. Sec retary of the House of Depu ties. By June the last of the delegates will have been return ed to Dr. Anstice for his pre liminary roll of the convention. This 1922 gathering will be the forty seventh triennial con vention of the church since its orgination in Philadelphia Sept. 27, 1875. Not more than' a score of delegates were present on that occasion. The Port land convention will bring to gether bishops, clergy, and pro minent laymen from sixty nine dioceses and thirty three dom estic and foreign missionary districts from continental Unit ed States as well as from Alas ka, Latin America, China, Ja pan and the Philipines, and the American churches in Europe. Meeting at a critical period in the worlds history it will be one of the most important gen eral . gahenngs of the church that has been held since its or ganization. o o o Tanlac corrects stomach dis orders, strengthens the nerves and restores health through its effect on the appetite and nutri- ion of the body Williams Drug Co. adv. j Jack O'Brien drove in from Spring Valley Tuesday in order to shop in Williams. He found the roads difficult because of the snow. He would like to call the attention of Williams people to the fact that he was forced to go approximately thirty miles to reach Williams. If the Red Lake cut off were put thru he could reach town by travelling only fifteen miles. Just a few miles of road would connect the Red Lake with the Main Grand Canyon highway and that would give Mr. O'Brien and a dozen or so other farmers easy access to Williams. By all means let'."-: have that Red Lake cut off and let these farmers know that Williams really appreciates their trade. WILLIAMS WINS AGAIN Five from Winslow speedy but lose to home team second time this season. The Winslow High School boys basket ball team rvooped down on Williams las' Friday rather confident of c . :. Tiering the score market becau".?. they had ben winning on their trip but they were disappointed. The first half of the game found the score keeper adding two points to one side and then to another and not until the latter part of the last half were the home boys sure of victory. The final count was Visitors, 17 Locals 23. Hitchcock and Shields starred for the visitors while all seven players used by Williams were very much in the. game and special mention of any one would detract from the splendid floor work of the others. Lieutenant Sullivant added much to the speed of the game by his customary snappy officiating. After the game both teams were delightfully entertained by Mr. Felix Alcorn at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fletch er Bly. The Winslow boys proved themselves good losers and were enthusiastic in speak ing of their good time m Wil liams. Good Sports are al ways welcome in Williams. Come again Winslow. CLEANUP SQUAD HEADED THIS WAY Will Meet at Town Clerks Of fice, Tuesday, Feb. 21. First Compensation. Any vet-i eran suffering from a disability which his record shows, or he can prove, was contracted in or aggravated by his war service. is entitled to $80 a month for temporary disability, $100 a month for permanent total dis ability and pro-rated amounts for temporary and permanent partial disabilities. In case of tuberculosis or mental trouble, developed within two years of discharge, the disabled man does not have to prove service origin in order to get compen sation. All disabled men rated as totally and permanently dis abled, who have, kept up their War Risk Insurance, are en titled to $5.75 a month for each $1000 of insurance earned. Second-Vocational Training. Any disabled ex-service man en titled to compensation, whose training is found feasible, is al so entitled to vocational edu cation at the Government's ex pense. Also any disabled vet eran, honorably discharged, who is unable to return to his pre-war job because of disabil ity due to service, regardless of whether of not he is receiving compensation, is entitled to vocational training at the Gov ernment's expense. There are two classes of trainees, those who receive training and train ing pay for ' subsistence and those who merely receive train ing, including tuition, Jbooks, etc. Training pay varies from $80 to $100 a month with an additional allowance for family dependents. Third-as to Hospitalization. Any ex-service man who is taken sick will be given emer- A A J S1 gency treatment m Govern ment Hospitals, pending an in vestigation into the origin of his illness. If his sickness is trace able to service, he may continue in the Government Hospital un til cured. Fourth-Insurance. All dis abled ex-service men may rein state their War Risk Insurance by complying with regulations. Each ex-service person who desires to meet the squad should write at once to U. S. Veterans' Bureau, 883 Market Street, San Francisco, stating the reasons for wishing to meet the squad and the detailed facts upon which he bases his claim. If his case warrants it. transpor tation to the stopping point closest to his home will be for warded to him without delay.