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THE WILLIAMS NEWS
Mr. Tax Payer: Do not forget the Second Installment of your 1921 Taxes are due March 6th, 1922, and will be delinquent May 1st, 1922. H. L. APHOLD, County Treasurer. , Mr. Geo. Johnson, a former xesident " og Williams, will be here Sunday enroute to Santa Fe, Ne. Mex. to attend a meet ing of the Shriners. STATEMENT Of the Ownership, Manage . meat, Circulation, etc.. Re quired by the Act of Congress on August 24, 1912, Of the Williams News publish ed weekly at Williams, Ariz., lor April 1, 1922. State of Arizona j.ss- ' County of Coconino Before me, a Notary Public in and for the State and County aforesaid, personally appeared F. E. Wells, who. being duly sworn according to law, depos es and says that he is the pub lisher of The Williams News and that the following is, to the "best of his knowledge and, be lief, a true statement of the ownership, management (and if a daily paper, the circula tion,) etc., of the aforesaid publication for the date shown in the above caption, required ly the Act of August 24, 1912 embodied in section 443, Postal Laws and Regulations, printed on the reverse of this form, to wit: - . 1. That the names and ad lress of the publisher, editor, managing editor arid business manager is: F. E. Wells, Wil liams, Arizona. 2. That the owner is, F. E. Wells, Williams, Arizona. 3. That the known bond holders, mortagees, and other security holders owning or holding 1 per cent or more of total amount of bonds , mort gages, or other securities are : Maria Frances Swisher, Los Angeles California. 4. That the two paragraphs next above, giving the names of the owners, stockholders and security holders, if any, contain not only the list of stockholders and security holders as they ap pear upon the books of the com pany but also, in cases where the stockholder or security holder appears upon the books of the company as trustees or in any other fiduciary relation, the name of the person or cor poration for whom such trustee is acting, is given ; also that the said two paragraphs contain statements embracing affiant's full knowledge and belief as to the circumstances and condi tions under which stockholders and security holders who do not appear upon the books of the company, as trustees, hold stock and securities in a capacity oth er than that of a bona fide own- , er; and this affiant has no reas on to believe that any other per son, association, or corporation has any interest direct or indi rect in the said stock, bonds, or other securities than as so" stat-" ed by him. F. E. WELLS, Publisher. Sworn to and subscribed be fore me this 28th day of March 1922 (Seal") C. P. SILVERN AIL Notary Public. My commission expires 2-23, 1924. PRE WAR PRICES AT THIS STORE YOU may not have stopped to compare our present prices witk those of pre-war days. . II you will do so now you will find that our policy of going down with the market has finally brought us back to those old time prices and in some cases our prices are even lower than those charged for the same quality of goods five and six years ago. Beat the H. C. L. by trading at our store. Our prices are always t e lowest that the market will justify. Give us a trial and you will be convinced. DON'T OVERLOOK OUR Strictly Fresh Local Ranch Eggs. They are a delight to eat. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables every Friday Fresh Bakery Goods from our own Bakery le Combine Quaity and jCoiv SPn'ces j Ames Kennedy THE WILLIAMS NEWS F. E. WUs, PubIUkr SaWeripUon raze Per ymx 32.S9 Single copy 18 PaklMfccd erry Friday i t yr at 1 Caaty. Arise! at the Post OCU at WilliaaM, Arixena, aa aacemd elaaa mi ail i SENTENCED TO DIE Twelve men with grave face, were met to decide an is sue of life or death. 1 No burly criminal stood there to receive punishment for his crimes, only a little child beg ging for life. Her sin was hunger and nakedness. She trembled, and almostlfvt o,,-,,, fell, as she stretched out thin, bare arms m supplication "Hunger Bread !" were the only words she spoke A long time passed, while those men fought to escape the verdict they must render. But then the words came : "We have not found anyone who will give you bread, little girl. . We have told a great many people about you, but they have given to so many oth er boys and girls that thev are tired of giving. There is net enough bread, now, to go around no, not even a crust. We are sorry, dear little girl, but we must let you die.' A cruel jest? No! A cruel fact, multiplied thousands upon thousands of times! If only one such pleading child were condemned to die because we are "tired of givmcr" it would be enough to blanch the cheeks of every man and wom an who reads this page. But upon many thousands of boys and girls the sentence of death has just been passed. In Armenia, a Christian race is being blottedout while the world looks' on. In Armenia peace did not come when the rest of the world stopped fight-i me. , - Last year 140 villacres were destroyed: thousands oi mothers and grown daughters were violated and slain ; fathers were herded into buildings and burned ; multitudes of orphan ed children were driven into the wilderness to wander and die unless perchance, they might be gathered like lost lambs, into folds of safety by the Near East Relief. Condit ions are worse than at any time since the armistice. Frantic appeals for more food to save -the children, for more clothing to cover their naked bodies, for more hospitals and orphan ages to give them refuge come surging over the cables to "kind generous America" the hoped for savior of Armenia. And in the moment of this crisis, when the question of life or doath for unnumbered thous ands of children must be an swered, the tender charity of American mothers and fathers has begun to fail. Their an swer to the multitude of little orphans whose only sin is hun ger, and nakedness, and ' im measurable grief, has been, in December, and January, and February. and March not more money, and more clothing and more food, but less. And so the cruel order has gone forth from the offices of the Near East Relief to reduce all .expenditures twenty-five per cent. Twenty-five children from every hundred now re ceiving care must be .turned away. Among the many thousands whose wails of hun ger, and sickness, and cold, have not yet been answered, not one can be satisfied. And now the cries of terror and dismay are reaching Amer ica: Cablegram, via Faris : "Thou sands of deportees nlliner Near East threshold, receiving crust ot bread, hoping for summer peace. Shall we push them off our doorstep? Order of twenty-five per cent reduction necessitates closing March first all general relief." Cablegram, Constantinople : Appalling increase of need for general relief throughout Ana tolia Caucasus. Reduction in already inadequate annroDria- tions suts' off multitudes who are hopeless without American aid." Cablegram, from American Women's Hospital Erivan : "We have eight hundred and fifty two cases in the hospital, and .children dying in all cirners of ii,rivan. ah aay long we can hear the wails and groans of little children .outside the of fice buldings hoping we can and will pick them up. It the sun shines a little while they quiet down ; when it rains they begin again. One day when the rain turned to snow it was awful to listen to them. The note of terror that came into the sren- eral wail was plainly percep tible upstairs, and I had the windows closed. They well know what a night in the sn w wouuld mean to them. We are picking them up as fast as possible, but it is fatal to crowd them to such a point that we would lose even those already in orphanage." Erivanu that one time pros perous city of Armenia, not far from Mount Ararat, famous, in days of peace, for the peach or chards and vegetable gardens it on every j side. Walk through its streets today, and here is what you will see: "Children walking through the muddy gutters hunting for bits of orange peels apple cores, or anything that once resembled food ; little boys and girls sleeping in stables, with strad and manure spread over their bodies to keep them from freezing to death; or, in the early morning, deserted children lying in the doorways of the buildings, wrapped in old burlap bags, some silent, perhaps already dead, others sobbing unconsciously in their sleep. They have been placed there during the night by their mothers who, unable to feed them any longer, have resorted to desertion as a final chance to save their children's lives. There is a lays a chance that they will be "rescued by . the Americans, and it is with this one hope that the mothers leave their little children, praying to God that they will be saved by the 'kind and generous Ameri cans.' " Has that story of unutter able suffering, of passionate love and gratitude for what has been given, that trusting, pray erful appeal for rescue of child ren, whose lives now depend on us has it all grown weari some to us? Are we tired of being "kind and generous"? Is there no longer any sacrificial tenderness for little children in our hearts? Is it time to be rid "of the burden, to stop our giving, and so, through the Boar of Trustees of the Near East Relief, who must act as we dictate, to pronounce the sen tence of death on these thous ands of boys and girls who h3ve believed, to the last moment, that we would save them? Mothers and fathers of America, it is not true ! You will not allow it ! Your hearts have not turned to ' stone What are a few paltry miles of distance! They can not sep erate you from that famine stricken land, where dead and dying children litter the city streets. They can not shut out from your vision those hunger pinched faces and outstretched hands! You can shut your windows, as they did, in very desperation, in the city of Eri van ; but the wails and moans of little children, waiting in rain and snow, by day and night, to be "picked up" and clothed and fed, can not be shut out of your heart. From far-away station, by the magic of science, our homes are being filled with song, and story, and music for the dance. But there are messages more wonderful than any controlled by the wizards of wireless. They are coming now from far away, and the story they brinsr is burdened with tears. The music is not for dancincr. for those who make it can scarce stand upon their feet. The song, swelled to a chorus of woe by thousands of little voices that ought to be musical with laughter is always the same: "Hunger !-Bread !" And with the pleading cry of the children, there comes a voice, sweet and solemn, savintr: "These are MY little ones; ye are My Shepherds; Feed My Lambs." To catch these messages, every American heart that has thrilled at the laughter or a little c'hild or trobbed at its cry of pain is the receiving in strument, and the messages are broadcasted to us from every throne of Heaven. Topmost Values in Fine Hosiery for Women In these days when value-giving is so im portant it is a pleasure to offer a display of hosiery that combines so many distinct ive features of style and quality, with those of VALUE and Service. Allen A Hosiery Is of standardized grade and quality. Our assort ments include every wanted style in Silk, Lisle, Wool or Cotton, Styles for Women and Misses, for Girls, Boys, and for Men. For Dress, Street, for Business or Knockabout wear the hosiery styles you want are all here. W. C. Rittenhouse more ' No mistake can be tragic at this moment than for you to say, as you read, "The call is not to me; I can not I need not respond this time ; oth ers will give, and the children will not have to die". There are no others to love and care for Armenia's little child ren no others but you. The vast majority are orphans. Father is dead; sister if not dead is praying God for death ; brother is dead ; aunt and uncle grandfather and grandmother all dead, the home destroyed, an the lonely little girl or boy has no one' but you. You are father, and mother, and sister, and brother the . only one in whose heart the sad little waif can now find refuge. How splendidly you have given perhaps, sometime in the past, and have brought health and laughter to Armenia s little sufferers. But for every one saved then, at least one other was left without food, or shelter or friends. And the child to whom you gave one meal a day last year can not live now if that meal is stopped. A year ago the delivery of supplies for the Alexandropol orphanage was interrupted between Nov ember and May by transporta tion difficulties. Before April the children had to be placed on half rations, and by the, first of May, on the very morning the supply train arrived, te last meager rations was distributed. During those sad weeks, when there was so little food at Alex andropol, more- than two thous and children died. Revoke the cruel sentence sor the order to reduce all re- liefwork twenty-five per cent! Thank God it is in your power at this faster time to give life in place of death, health in place of sickness, laughter in place of tears. You can speak the word of Resurrection which will call back some little child from the dark valiey of shadow and flood its new life with sun shine. Two things will fill your Easter Day with sweetest joy: the knowledge that Armenia's children did not wait for you, and trust in you, and appeal to ou in vain : an the voice of the Risen Christ, the Lover of little children, speaking to your soul, and saying, "Ye have done it unto Me. Ye have done it unto Me." . - So deeply have we, as pub-, lishers of THE LITERARY DI GEST, been stirred by tlie trag edy impending-among the in nocent children of Armenia, that we would feel a heavy share of responsibility for the needless deaths of countless little ones if we did not do as we are urging you to-do, and give, still again, a substantial contribution to save their lives. Therefore, altho we have given several times before, , we - feel that we can not we must not do less in the present crisis than add immediately another five thousand dollars to help savt the children of Armenia from the death that threatens hei". Send your check at once to LEVtLAND H. DODGE, Treasurer, Room 1600, 151 Fifth Ave., New York City, or to Southwestern Office, 29 Cen tral Building, Phoenix, Arizona (This editorial is reprinted in this publication with the confi dent hope that the sympathetic hearts of its thousands of read ers will respond quickly with thousands of checks made pay able to Mr. Dodge.) Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holden were in from their ranch Wed nesday. o o o Robert Burns has shipped in a thorough-bred worlf hound irom the east. o o o If you feel tired, worn out. nervous and all unstrunir. take Tanlac. It will straighten you out. Williams Drug Co. Adv. o o o Baby Chicks : Barred and white Rocks, R. I. Reds, Buff Orpihe- tons.Anconas, Black Minorcas, Buff White and Brown Leg horns. Order for the season rush will soon be on. ENOCH CREWS, Seabright, CI. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior, U. o. Land Office at Phoenix, Arizona, March 25, 1922. NOTICE is herebv that Ralph E. Hardy," of Wil- lams, Arizona, who. on 12-12 & 12-30, 1919, made Hot stead Entry. No.