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WILLIAMS. COCONINO COUIfTT, ARIZONA FRIDAY. MARCH 24. 1922.
NO. 17. Volume 30 - THREE ROYS GET THREE YEAR SENTENCE Three boys whose names the News withholds out of respect for their parents, were'brought before Judge Jones Wednesday afternoon, charged with a num ber of thefts and other violat ions of laws. Among the ser ious crimes charged to them were : The stealing of tires from a Forest Service truck; breaking into the store of Geo. Mathews and stealing a number of aticles therefrom; stealing . cruns and attempting to sell them and stealing a consider able sum of money. The boys confessed to their crimes and seemed to show some measure of regret over what thev had done. -The Judsre gave them a -suspended sentence of three years in the state industrial school for boys and prescribed that they should conduct themselves as obedient sons carefully watched over by their xarents. or else the sen tence would be imposed.- It is to be hoped that the boys now realize the grave mistake they have made and will give no further trouble. The 'detection of the guilty boys resulted from a box of pop corn. Marshal .Burns saw a Williams boy with a box of pop corn which he recognized as be longing to the Mathews, stock. By questioning this boy he learned what boys were sup plied with a stock of this corn. Mr. Barnes was asked to bring the suspected boys down to the police judge. This he did. Deputy Sheriff Campbell con nected up several clews of other stolen property. Judge Jones was then called and complete confessions secured. Mr. Oswald, who has been very ill with the flu. is able .to be about again. While he was in bed, he received a telegram stating the serious illnes of his youngest son, Edward, with acute appendicitis. An immediate operation' was necessary and Edward is now far along ori the road to recov ery. MEXICAN BAND WILL GIVE DANCE APR. 16 The Mexican band which was organized in Williams last November, by Prof. Juan Ava los, will give a dance at the Sul tana on April 16. In addi tion to the concert they will give two band concerts, one in the forenoon. The band now has 31 pieces. All of the boys are working hard and they are mastering a large number of musical selec tions, some .. of them popular .American pieces. The dance is given for the benefit of the band, the boys are now out over $900 for instruments and other expenses. They hope that the general public including Ameri cans as well as those of Mexi can descent, will attend. Many News readers will be interested to know that Profess or Avalos has directed very suc cessful bands before. At one time he lead the largest band in the city of Mexica, More recent ly he conducted a band " at Clarkdale. He left there when the smelters closed and has since been engaged in working up interest in the Williams band. He is a good musician and an excellent director. . The boys have worked hard and now they hope the people of Williams will show that they appreciate the band by turning out to the dance. TO ALL DOG OWNERS The dog wagon will start out next week and all dogs in the town of Williams without 1922 license tag will be shot and per sons harboring dogs on their property without paying the tax for same will be brought before Police Judge. Robt. Burns, Marshal. I. O. O. F- A fine, well attended meeting without the aid of any hand- ruffs. A box of ciears was on the table, compliments of Bro C. B. Wilson. Upon receipt of a proerram of the Grand Lodge meetings, we are informed that our request that there be no night sessions is overruled. Now we would like to suggest that Williams Lodtre No. 15 send Bro. Carl, who is alternate for Bro. Harry, also. We know it will be impossible for Bro Harry to, attend all the sessions, and we insist that this Lodge have a full representation at each session of the urand Lodge. Bros. Ralph Easton and Geo Harris furnished a fine lunch, coffee and cake, which was very much appreciated by all. Every member is requested to be present next meeting nignt. night. THE LINK SCRIBE Friends of Mrs. Evelyn Damon have received announce ments of her marriage to Mr. Williams Simpson, at Flagstaff, on March 18th. Doll Party The primary department of the Methodist Sunday School gave a doll party Thursdaf af ternoon. About forty children were present. The little ladies served tea. A doll contest re sulted in the first prize for the neatest doll going to Arvilla Meritt: for the most comical to Harold Sullivant ; and for th most original playmate to Blythe Easton. Miss Duncan and Mrs. Peyton acted as judges. o o o C. C. Marion and wife, from the Kirby store in Needles, have, been .guests -of Mrs. Marion's father, K. C. Kirby and family, this week. o o o Ralph Kirby, of Louisiana, son of K. C. Kirby. arrived -n Williams today for a visit with relatives here. He is thinking some of locating here perma nently. CHAS. E. HOWARD The pioneers of northern Ari zona and particularly of Flag staff were pained to learn that Mr. Charles E. Howard died in his home at Phoenix, Arizona, at 4 o'clock on Tuesday after noon, March 14, 1922. Mr. Howard was intimately known to all the old-timers of northern Arizona, and to a host of friends in all parts of the state. While he has not lived in Flag staff for several years past he was a well known figure to practically all the citizens be cause of his frequent visits to his business associates in this city. Charles Eager Howard was born in Richmond, Virginia, on June 6, 1 856. In ea:"y youth his family moved to their old ! home m Baltimore, Md., at - which place and in a military school at Richmond, Va., Mr. Howard's youth was spent. In the spirit of adventure he came west in earlv manhood, arriving in Flagstaff in 1881 and im mediately became an employe of the Ayer Lumber Co., which began in that year the construc tion at Flagstaff of the first saw mill in Arizona. The com pany was organized by Mr. Ed E. Ayer. Chicago, and was suc ceeded by the present Arizon Lumber & Timber company. Mr. Howard continued an em ploye of the company until, in association with the Riordan brothers, he went into the sheep business about 1890, organizing the Howard sheep company in 1893, becoming its president upon organization and remain ing its president until the day of his death. For many years his headquarters were at Flag staff but subsequently he re moved to Ash Fork to keep in close touch with his range north of Ash Fork and Wil liams. During all these years he menaced the affahs of this (Continued on page 3) OFFICERS RAID WAS TOO LATE Residents of the east part of town turned in so many com plaints about disorderlmess at the home of Jake Utter,-Sunday, that the entire police force of the community conducted a raid on that place Sunday night. The reports indicated that the ghost of John Barleycorn was walking each night at that, place with the result that the hilarity of the house prevented neighbors from enjoying their nightly slumbers. The officers found man in dications of a recent visit of the White Mule but no intoxicants were found by Jthe officers. However,, the complaints from neighbors have been so numer ous and persistent that the of ficers propose to keep a close watch . over this place in the future. FARMERS AND STOCKMEN, ATTENTION. As all farmers and stock men of this community are bothered more or less by the depredations of prairie dogs, it will be to rheir interest to car at the Farm Bureau headquart ers at Williams and take ad vantage of the poisoned grain now being issued from that of fice by the Bureau of Biological Survey. Each farmer is entitled to quarts of poisoned grain and 10 quarts of prebait free of charge. If additional poisoned grain s desired it may be obtaine i at a cost of 12 cents per quaiv. bv notifying B. E. Foster, Flagstaff, Arizona, Box 218, who 13 in charge of rodent work in Coconino County, or by placing order with County Agent F. A. Chisholm. Baby Chicks : Barred and white Rocks, R. I. Reds, Buff Orping- tons,Anconas, Black Mmorcas, Buff White and Brown Leg horns. Order for the season rush will soon be on. ENOCH CREWS, Seabright, CI. WANTED: Local exclus ive distributor in Williams and other towns for a nationally ad vertised food product of the very nignest merit. oooa volume of sales already estab lished which will be turned over to the right party. This product repeats and is used m every home. Part or ;ull time basis. . For full particulars address; Fred J. Lusk, Flag staff, Arizona. Fletcher Bly returned from Phoenix where he has been with his sheep, on Monday. He re ports that conditions in the south this winter have been the J most favorable in years. The sheep are m fine condition and both lambing and wool promise to make a good record. o o o Ritter Horse Victor H. D. (Hank) Ritter is hap py this week. His Horse Clover Juna won the 6 furlong race at Tia Juana last Saturday, o o o The Ladies Altar Society of the Catholic Church gave a dance at the Opera House last Friday night. The attendance was large and all report a de lightful time. o o Tom Wagner left his rattle snakes and prairie dogs long enough thi3 week to spend a few days in town. He expects to sell his cattle outfit soon and to move onto a ranch near town, o o o Miss Grace Sine stopped off this morning, Friday, for a few days visit with her sister, Mrs. Chas. Sweetwood. She is on her way to the Coast where she will work for a time as a lino type operator. Miss Sine serv ed her apprenticeship as a lino type operator in the News office. She has been employed during the past few years as a special ist and has served in many of ' the large printing offices of the jEast. Mrs. C. B. Hume was shop ping in Williams Monday, o o o Mr. Hochgraef has been very ill this week. o o o Born to Mr. and Mrs. Rube Miller, March 21, a girl. o o o Mike and Jack O'Brien. Snriner Valley were in town Friday. o o o Mrs. James Kennedy enter tained the Card Club and their husbands Thursday evening, o o o Tanlac can bring health to vou as it has to thousands of others. Williams Drug Co Adv o o Miss Ruth Miller, who spent a two weeks vacation m Pres cott and Phoenix returned home Sunday on No. 10. o o o Mr. Claude Poison went to Phoenix Monday .to meet his wife who has been .visiting in the east. o o o Two Mexican babies died the section house this week one of them from the Flu. o o, o Don't let that sour stomach sour your disposition and ma'ce your life miserable, while Tan lac is ready to give you relief Get it now. Williams Drug Co Adv. o . o o Santa Fe roadmasters were called to Winslow Thursday to receive instructions regarding their work. o o o Mr. Snyder left for Murietta Hot Springs, Cal. on Tuesday, where it is hoped he will rapid ly gain his health. o o b Mrs. E. W. Foser after nurs ing many other sick people with the flu is now having her turn with this epidemic. o o o Cal Carpenter is in Oatman. He says there is quite a boon there since the new strike tf gold. o o o A. J. Livingston, living near Ashland City, Tennessee, says : "I feel like going from house to nouse and telling the people about Tanlac. Williams Drug Co. Adv. o o o Roy Hancock, from Spring Valley was in town the first of the week. He states that the roads out nis way are veiy ooggy. o o o C. J. Shaul and Harry Se!l- !man returned last Friday from a two weeks visit to Washing ton and Oregon. o o o Mr. C. .E. B(oyce accompan ied by his son, Jesse, returned from Phoenix Sunday night. Mr. Boyce looks a great deal better and is now able to get about the streets alone as much as formerly. - o o o Mr. and Mrs. Santhu return ed from California, Wednesday. Mr. Santhu joined his wife in that state a few weeks ago in order to recuperate from the ilu. He states that he feels fine now. o o o Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Phillips have returned to their home m Fresno, Texas. Mr. Phillips is taking a three months vacat ion. Mr. Phillips' mother died recently in her 95th year. She was in the best of health up un til a few hours before her death. o o o Mrs. E. W. Foster return ed from Alhambra, Calif., on MondaV- She was called to that city a few weeks ago due to the serious illness of her son and his family who were suf fering from an attack of in fluenza. o o o Word has been received that W. D. Finney who went to the hospital in Los Angeles last I Thursday, is much better. WILLIAMS GUN CLUB ELECTS OFFICERS The Williams Gun club met at the office of Dr. Melick Tues day night and elected officers for the ensuing year. Plans were made for this season's trophy shoot. The officers elected were : Dr. P, A. Melick, Presilent, ! Chas. Button, Vice Pres., W. IK Finney, Secreta. t, R. M. Reese, Asst. Sec, Jerrv White, Treasure", R. AT. Reese, Asst. Trea?. The trophy tournament will consist of 12 events of 2z birds each. A first and a second prize will be given for the first and second high men in actual shooting; and a first and a sec ond prize will be awarded to the first and second high men under the handicap. The first official shoot will b held April 8. Following that there will be an official shoot twice a month. a o o Town Marshal Burns made two trips to Flagstaff last week. On one occasion he was called to the county seat to identify a gun stolen from Johnson & McConkey last October. o o o Mr. Nagiller Improving Slowly. Mr. Wm. Nagiller who suffer ed a severe injury to his right foot two weeks ago, is now con siderably better altho the foot is improving rather slowly. No bones appear, to have been broken but the ligaments were so badly strained that they are slow to recover. . Mr. Nagiller injured the foot while trying to turn a log with a cant-hook. While he was straining with all his might to turn the log, the gaff broke and he fell back up on his right foot in such a way that the foot was turned at right angles to his leg. Mr. Nagiller set the- foot back in place so perfectly that the doc tor found it unnecessary to alter the foot in any way after he was brought to town. WANTED: Responsible per son to act as our collector and agent in Williams. This po sition offers steady income throughout the year and op portunities for good income. Those familiar with house-to-house work, soliciting, collect ing for insurance companies or daily papers, or experienced in any kind of collecting given preference. Work can be done during your spare hours. Apply 330 Douglas Bldg., Los Angeles, California. ERRIN VICTOR IN HIGH COURT FINDING The Supreme court of Ari zon'a today handed down a de cision m the appeal of the case of E. B. Perrin vs. Hughes & Son, the decision of the superior court having been reversed and new trial ordered according to word received by Morrison & Morrison, attorneys repre senting the plaintiff. This case was tried in the superior court ot uocor.mo county and a jury returned a verdict against Perm for $5,- 920.51. A' motion for a new trial was overruled .-nd j : ce ment was rendered on the ver dict. From this Dr. Perrhi ap pealed and tr.-e anc-i-al has teen I onofoinorl ' The suit was one brought byi Perrin to recover damages from j Hughes & Son because, of al leged negligence and want of care which resulted in the death of several hundred head of cat tle, which the Hughes were run ning for the Perrins. Hughes & Son filed a counter claim for moneys alleged to "have been expended by them in caring for the cattle, and recovered judge ment which has now been reT rison & Morrison and X. N. I Steeves of Williams appeared for Dr. Perrin. Prescott Courier, i A No. 1 Ton Ford Truck for sale. Inquire at News Office. WILLIAMS DEBATERS DEFEAT. SNOWFLAKE The debating team of" the Williams High School defeated the team from the Snowflake academy at Snowflake Monday night. The Williams team won the decision of tw of the; three judges. Williams will next meat Pres cott at Prescott, next Monday to decide the championship of" Northern Arizona. The Pres cott team has, likewise, defeat ed two opposing teams, Jerome and Winslow. The winner of the debate at Prescott will next debate the winner of the central ' district, at Phoenix. The win ner of this last debate will then compete for the state champion ship at Tucson. The Judges at Prescott will be Supt. Hull, of Clarkdale High School; Supt. Mullen, of Jerome High School; and the principal of the Humboldt schools. Prof. Cureton accompanied the Williams team to Snowflake and was delighted with the showing made by the Williams team. The Williams debating team is: Maudie Russell and Lawrence Pratt. CONTINUE WAR ON ILLITERACY" At the Illiteracy Conference of the Western States, held un der the auspices of the Illiteracy- Commission of the National u.a ucation Association at the Fair mont tiozei. in csan rranciscw, February 3 and 4, 1922. Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart. Chairman presided. About three hund red delegates were in attend ance representing the eleven Western states. These dele gates were representative lead ers and administrators in "edu cation anl in civil, political and welfare organizations. An in teresting feature of the meeting, was the interest manifested n the organizations for a com plete elimination of illiteracy, not only in the States reprx sented at this conference. L it in every section of the Unitetl States. Apparently without - any desire to assign special educators and senerate tasks to the women's clubs, fraternal and other organizations, it seemed that each organization had this work so well m hand that each was vying with the other to do more for the elim ination of illiteracy in its dis trict than any other organiz ation could do. Mrs. Cora. Wilson Stewart, chairman of the convention is the originator of the idea for a complete elim ination of illiteracy in this coun try, having instituted her great work in the mountain? of Ken tucky, in 191 1, and later having carried this campaign into every school district in the form of Moonlight schools. Her work had taken' such hold that during the draft in the recent world war, our country was as tounded at the percentage of illiteracy invour army that was organized and sent overseas Through the efforts of Mrs. Stewart after this discovery was made in the army, the National Education Association was in terested in her work and today an organization is being effect ed througout the United States for a fight on Illiteracy. The conference in San Francisco was the first great meeting to neia ana Mrs. wi x? carry her work m this line into overv section of the country in a similar manner to the confer ence of the eleven Western. States just closed Mrs. Stewarr has made some State campaigns; for the elimination of illiteracy and she promised to come to Arizona within the next few months and assist in a thorough organization for the effaee ment of illiteracy in this state Charles Emerson, of Preseati',. is spending a few weeks visit ing with homef oiks here. Margaret Mitchell is sperccU ing the" week end with home folks in Williams.