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iJ-''.-ft."". Volume 30 WILLIAMS, COCONINO COUIfTT, ARIZONA FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1922. No. 19. WRIGHT M. WILLIAMS LAID AT REST Wright McDowell Williams was born in Cynthiana, Kentuc ky about forty-five years ago His father was Samuel Hub bard Williams, a Confederate "soldier, and his mother is Kizzie Wright Williams, now living at Williams, Arizona, with her son - x Lawrence Samuel . Williams From both parents he comes of sl long- line of Welsh and Scotch-Irish ancestors", who set tled .in Virginia and fought m the Colonial and Revolutionary Wars. Before he hac: reached his second year, that fell disease, consumption, had robbed him -of a father. So, his manhood was of his own making, his achievements the result of his own management. After fin ishing the schools of his native town, he spent some time in a preparatory school at Green wood, Va., tutored by the Din widdie Bros, expecting to enter " the junior class of the univer sity of Va. Deciding that for him business was the call, he discontinued his studies and spent awhile in Chicago in commercial life. But his pas sion for newspaper work over came him and he accepted an offer from the Newport News "Herald". After some suc csesful years here, a call from Hchmond, Va. placed him in the Editorial Department of "The Virginian" aa its chief. Por personal reasons .he gave up the position for one on the "Times-Dispatch" where he spent the best years of his life. "Seeing that his health was giv ing, he tried the warmer cli- mate of Norfolk, Va. working m the "Ledger-Dispatch". - JTrom this place he came to Ari zona in 1915 where his work v was confined to the "Gazette" of Phoenix. But after a few years he was induced to try California for his relief, being engaged by the "Los Angeles limes . He did not improve, T;so returned to Arizona to rest at his home, but could not re sist a offer from the "El Paso y Times", which proved to be his last effort. He fell at his post at the beginning of the year. After several weeks of des perate illness his indomitable will enabled him to be brought as far as Phoenix toward his home. He died at Montezuma Place March 28th, was brought to his home and buried at Wil liams cemetary March 31st. The funeral was conducted from the Episcopal church of which he was a devoted mem ber. The burial service was read by the Rev. Mr. Gillies. The hymns, "Crossing the Bar" "Lead Kindly Light" and "Asleep in Jesus", which were beautifully rendered, was the offering of musical friends. Wherever he had lived come -words of sympathy and esteem, testifying to his richness of character, his lovable nature, his intellectual worth, and his usefulness in business. From -the Governor's Secretary comes his message ; - "Those of us who knew him and had worked with him could not help admiring him im mensely. He was one of the whitest men that ever lived, nd I feel that not only Arizona but the newspaper profession -as a whole, has sustained a serious loss In his death." - We wish to thank sincerely "the people of Williams who so kindly served us in the dark liour of sorrow when our son and brother passed on. Some iid it with song, somp with flowers, and others with prec ious words and deeds of Kinct 3iess. With grateful hearts -we are yours to command, x Mrs. K. W. Williams Lawrence S. Williams W .D. Finney Back. W. D. Finney returned from the Santa Fe hospital in Los Angeles, on Monday. , He is leeling very much improved and expects to be able to re turn to work soon. MRS. CURETON FOR PRES. The following delegates of the Williams Woman's Club are attending the State Conven tion of Women' Clubs at King man, April 678 : Mrs. Harold Greene, Mrs. F. E. Wells, Miss Bertha M. Hoffher, Mrs. E. J. Kirwan, Mrs. A, D. Griffith, Mrs. A. R. Montgomery, and Mrs. T. H. Cureton. Mrs. Wells and Mrs. Greene talented musicians, will furnish musical numbers on the program. Miss Betty . Kirwan, also a very promising musician, will sing. This year the Northern sec tion is asking for the highest of fice in the State Federation. Mrs. T. H. Cureton has been chosen as our candidate for President and was endorsed at the Northern District Conven tion held at Flagstaff Oct. 14 15. She was also endorsed by her own local club in Williams. Letters of qualification have been sent out by the Williams Club and the Northern District to all the federated clubs in the State sixty in number. An nouncement cards have also been sent to the clubs and every effort is being made to further her candidacy. Mrs. Cureton is well qualified for this office. She has served as President of her own local club and in 1917' she organized the Northern District Federat ion and was its first and mostj successful President for two years. She served as Vice- President of the State Federat ion for four years and has acted as Department Chairman for four years. Mrs. Cureton s college train ing and experience in club work will fit fler to meet the prob- ems that come to a State Presi dent. Altho modest and un assuming,' she has a personality that wins for her success and ready cooperation in every thing she undertakes. If elect ed to this office she will dis charge her duties faithfully and conscientiously. ALL SAW MILLS OPEN .UP; GOOD TIMES BACK We don't mind the noise, do we? The noise made by busy saw mills? The Flagstaff Lumber Co. started their sawmill running full time on Tuesday, and pres ent indications seem favorable to its keeping right on during the summer. The box factory has been running to capacity for some weeks now. The Arizona Lumber & Tim ber Co. will start on full time tomorrow. Logs are being hauled now to feed the big saws. This company expects to start their Greenlaw mill some time between the middle and last of April. This is the best news the Sun prints this week or ua printed for many weeks. It is news that means much in the way of properity to Flagstaff, not only to the hundreds to whom the opening of the mills means steady employment, and to their families, many of whom would have suffered during the last few months but for the pub lic spirit of the lumber compan ies in letting them have neces sities on credit; but it means greater prosperity for our mer chants, who have missed and mourned the steady stream of cash trade that comes from the lumber employes. Now, forgetting prophecies and hopes of better times this summer, we can be sure of bet ter times. The lumber activ ities, supplemented 'by better conditions in the sheep business and the pospect for a lot of em ployment in this summer's ex tensive paving program will bring Flagstaff, which, while it was never as much hurt by the business depression as practi cally every other town in the state, nevertheless was hard hit, back to a condition almost nor mal. Sun. FOR SALE: 2 saddle horses and 2 draft horses. S. M. Lbr. Co. Loren Bates Heads Excellent Trio The Loren Bates Company Will Open Chautauqua With Two Entertaining- Musical Programs fl ' " " Loren Bates Is a young Eastern the field of Interpretative art. He characters are strikingly natural and whose work Is bejng watched by the Eastern platform stars in this particular line. He is an inimitable story teller and in whatever he does there Is always Loren Bates Trio comes to Chautauqua , trinity to measure the worth of this young Impersonator. Mr. Bates will be assisted by Lea t ha Shriber, a gifted soprano with a sympathetic voice of ample range. She also does some clever character songs, including' a popular chil dren's group. Helen Smith is the third member of the group an accompanist of rare ability. BARNES SCHOOL BAND Prof. George Barnes has or ganized a school band -again. He now has about twenty mem bers, including several girls. Most of the instruments have arrived and the band will soon be down to hard work. Most of the members are beginners and it will take some time to get them m shape for a public concert. Williams has greatly missed the Barnes band during the past few years. - Many were the delightful concerts which the residents of the town were permitted to enjoy a few years past. The organization of the new band is good news. May the new band rival the former band in musical accomplish ment. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Mathews returned home Wednesday, af ter spending the winter in Southern California. They stopped at Elsinore, Los Ange les and other California points while on their visit. Both Mr, and Mrs. Mathews feel greatly : rested and have now opened the Racket store with renewed '.energy ana entnusiasm ior lm- proving Dusiness conditions Their many friends are delight ed to see them back and also welcome the re-opening of their store. The Rebekah dance given last Friday was one of the best attended affairs of the season. Large delegations came from Flagstaff, Ash Fork and Selig man and there were visitors from other points also. The evening proved a great success socially, and the lodge treasury received a hundred dollars, which was cleared above all ex penses. FOR SALE, CHEAP: One Fairbanks-Morse 6 IT. P. gas engine, complete. Inquire at White Garage, o' o o A No. 1, Vss Ton Ford Truck for sale. Inquire at News Office, o o o Tanlac builds up the weak, run down system and makes you feel strong, sturdy and well, as nature intended. Williams Drug Co. Adv. Airdale pups for sale. Dr. I. D. - Massey, at the Hunter Ranch. 6 miles west. P. O. box 305. 3t. 4722 artist who is fast forging to the front In Is a "wig and grease paint" artist whose abundant humor and pathos. When the on the first day you will have an oppor- Eleanor Ferguson Dies. Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ferguson and family, were sad dened this week- to - receive word of the - death ' of Miss Eleanor Ferguson. Her death resulted from heart trouble from which she has been suffer ing for several months. Elea nor died on March 30, at the home of her parents, in Sacra mento. All of the older residents of Williams will remember Miss Eleanor as the oldest daughter cf Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson.. She was a very bright and sweet, girl and was dearly loved by all who knew her. The sorrow of her parents at her untimely passing is shared by a host of friends of the family, in Wil liams. Mr. Ferguson was formerly i employed at the Saginaw and j Manistee mill and he and is j wife were prominent in the ' social and civic life of the com- I munity during the many years -f-Vi i ioair1 xrs a Vtoia Miss Eleanor was a pupil of are making tiny veget the Williams school for severalties and flower gardens, an- years where she endeared her- self to her teachers. Postmaster F. O. Poison has been notified that Passenger train No. 22 will leave mail at Seligman, Ash Fork, Williams. Flagstaff and Winslow and will receive mail from Williams to Flagstaff. This will prove a great convenience to the peo ple of Williams by speeding up mail communication from the West to Williams and from Wil liams to Flagstaff. "Where there is smoke, there is always fire," so when twenty million well-known men tnd women in all walks of life say Tanlac is a good medicine there must be something to it. Williams Drug Co. ' Adv. LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE Williams Large No. 1466. had a very good attendance at their last meeting on Thursday evening. There were visiting members. Two from a Mich igan lodge and one from Pres cott lodge. A very interesting meeting was had. The Williams Lodge will have an open charter during April and May. Anyone wish ing to become a Loyal 'Moose can be intiated at half price during this time. HOW TO PLANT TREES I have 1 000 seedling box elder trees at my ranch here in Williams that I am giving away I want each person to get 10 of these trees and plant them any time durng the month of April. If there are trees left after the fifteenth of April you may have more trees in addition to your ten. I suggest the following in structions for planting : 1. When you come for. the trees bring grain sack and wet it at my cistern and wrap it around the roots of the trees to keep them moist till you plant them. 2. Dig a hole about two f"eet in diameter and two feet deep then throw in top dirt till the hole is the right depth for the tree which should be about two inches deeper than they grew in the nursery. 3. Then throw in top dirt till the roots are well covered. 4. Next throw in a bucket of water and let it settle. 5. Fill the hole level with the ground with top dirt. 6. Put some trash around the tree to hold the moisture. Yours truly, . - T. H. Cureton. ARIZONA CHILDREN'S HOME AT TUCSON Not an institution . of cold, bleak walls and cheerless rooms where the pitiful lot of the or phan is suggested, and an air of forlorn pathos permeats, but a home in fact as well as word, is the Arizona Children's Home, out on South Seventh avenue. Situated in a wide space where there is room for little bodies to grow asd thrive in the sunshine, and where there are possibilities for broad lawns, blooming and fruitful gardens, and acres of cool shade, , the big brick building stands, home like even now before these things have materialized. The grounds are already levelled off, prior to planting grass and on a Saturday morn ing, busy little fellows, armed with rakes almost bigger than they, are scraping away the ast pebbles and debris. Others are found planting a row of quick growing flags not a very straight row, it is true, but one Symbolical of a child's love of home, and his eagerness to do' his part in beautifying his own. The Grotto planted 110 trees out there Washington's birth day, and though there aren't any leaves, yet, and sometimes only a few branches, the score of kiddies are playing beneath them, while others, the older ucipaung asummer luiicneoii ut fresh Deas. and carrots, and greens, and summer dinners of sweet corn and potatoes and even watermelon. The little girls, too, are interested, and are dreaming of great bouquets of blossoms from the seeds which they have lovingly plant ed from gaily decorated enve lopes marked sweet peas, nas turtiums, cosmos and violets. Indoors, on a Saturday morn ing, one sees a cool, clean kitchen from which issue delec tible odors of Saturday's bak ing. There are little girls here too "licking pans," watching the oven and ever so often "just sampling" the goodies from the cook's larder all of which is just like Saturday morning iu any home, isn't it? Adjoining the kitchen there is a sunny dining room, filled with white covered tables and chairs all drawn up for lunch. Th'" room has clean, cheerful walls, and even pictures of luscious fruit and other things calculated to please the childish vision. From the dining room one goes into the living room, and here, above all, is the home at mosphere found. There is a huge fireplace at one end, and a mantel adorned with knick knacks such as any thoughtful mother might have - placed there. There is a comfy lounge (Continued on page 2) WILLIAMS COMMERCIAL CLUB ALIVE After sleeping peacefully for several months, the Williams' Commercial Club suddenly came to life Thursday evemng of this week at the office of the Justice of the Peace. Cards were sent out calling for "Taxpayers' Meeting" and signed "Committee". In re sponse to this call 42 men came and proceeded to organize. Ed Hamilton was elected Chairman ; T. H. Cureton Sec retary, and C. B. Williams Treasurer. After electing officers, .the club took up the question of" nominating a ticket for the coming city election. Before nominations were made, the 42 members of the Club all stood up and pledged themselves to support, at the coming city election, the five getting the highest vote for council. Twelve names were present- -ed and ballot taken. The five receiving the largest number of votes in order are as follows : E. J. Nordyke, P. A. Melick, G. C. Rigg, Charles Proctor, E. M. Poison. The Commercial Club will meet the first Thursday eve- ' ning of - each month. . Every body is very welcome and in- vited to attend these meetings. Matters of importance will be taken up at each meeting WILL MAKE APRIL 16 BIG DAY IN WILLIAMS The Mexican band, under the direction of Prof. Avalos, is pre- - J A 1 A -1 . paring x,0 mane Apni j.o a great day in Williams. A program of popular and patriotic airs has been prepared and will be given, in the forenoon from the band stand. Another band concert will be given in the evening and a big dance will follow- at a later hour. Pro ceeds from the dance will go to the band to help meet the ex penses of organization and maintenance. It is a worthy cause and deserves the hearty support of the people of Wil liams. . . SPRING VALLEY TO GIVE FAIR Members of the Spring Val ley Farm Bureau are planning on a Community Fair to be held in their district in September. Committee has been formed to plan out the necessary details following is the committee: Frank Chisholm, Farm Agent, Mike O'Brien, Johnson Curry, Clarence Sanderson, D. O'Brien Neighboring farm districts : Williams, Red Lake, Garland Prairie and Flagstaff are cord ially invited to compete in the exhibits of farm products and live stock. There will be athelefcic sports and a big dance at night. Flagstaff and Williams High Schools are ex pected to compete in the sports. "I feel twenty years young er," is what thousands have said after Tanlac restored them to health. Try it. Adv. Williams Drug Co. o : ACCOUNTS FOR SALE I have a few accounts that are a little hard to collect. I shall havea list of these pub- lished in the Williams News in the next issue of the News. These accounts will be for sale at Bargain Prices at KIRBY'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, Seabright, CI. o o Mrs. L. W. Cureton and little daughter, Alma, returned to Williams last Wednesday after spending several months with their husband and father" in Phoenix. Mr. Cureton is ex pected to return next week.