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in WILLIAMS, COCONINO COUJfTT, AXUZONA FRIDAY. APRIL 28, 1922 Will' I VaIiub30 ! ! I I a rimTrfM .CURETOII AGAIN SUPERINTENDENT Patrons of the Williams pub lic schools will be pleased to "Jsarn that Prof. T. H. Cureton has accepted the superinten iency of the schools for the school year 1922-23. This will be the fifth consecutive year that Mr. Cureton has held this position, thus .esraiwismiig a very remarkable precedent in the history of the Williams schooL Except for Prof. Youngblood, who -headed-the Williams school for two years, no other teacher in the history of the school has succeeded in holding the position of princi pal or superintendent for more than one term: in fact there were more principals than there were terms up until the time . Mr. Cureton was chosen, f our jrears ago. What is still more remarkable and a greater cause for thankfulness, is the fact that the good work of Mr. Cureton is now more generally appreciated than ever before -and the harmony in the schools and between teachers and pat-' rons is by far the best that has "lever been known in Williams. The school board would be forced to search far to find a man more eminently qualified to fill the position of superin tendent of the public schools, than Mr. Cureton. His school ing has been more than ample for grade and high school work. The first degree taken by Prof. Cureton was that of P. D. B. Bachelor Pedagogy) in the Missouri Teacher's College at Warrensburg, Mo. He next attended the University of Kansas where he won two degrees: A. B. (Bachelor of Arts) and L. L. B. (Bachelor of Laws). His next schooling was at Harvard where he se cured his A. M. (Master of Arts) degree and did addition al post graduate work. Mr. Cureton has been admitted to the Bar in Kansas and also in Arizona. Further qualifications of Mr. Cureton are his 20 years of practical experience in teach fittg And his two years in the Arizona legislature where he learned much that is not to be secured from books. One proof of the exceptional .-ability of Mn Cureton as an in- structor is the success which he met while teaching in summer school at the Northern Arizona Normal. The Normal faculty -were so pleased with his work that they sought to retain him permanently there. The patrons of the Williams schools are delighted with the f progress that has been made in the schools during the past few years. The enrollment has grown rapidly, a much higher standard of work has been car '"ried out and most remarkable of all, the high school has at tained a rank enjoyed by but few high schools m the state. A graduate from the Williams Tiigh school is now eligible to enter any college or University v in the North central states with out examination. No high school in this division can claim any greater distinction for grade work done. The en rollment in the High School has I" - VH j jtt " v ! -1 J? i. I i fc I ' ' 1 ' i J CLEAN UP DAY IS HERE Spring is here and the time to clean up all yards and premises. The wagon and Town Council has agreed to haul off all tin cans and rubbish that is collected and placed in boxes and barrels and these boxes and barrels put in the alley at a convenient place for the driver of City wagon to col lect same. The wagon will make the rounds on May 8th and will give everyone an opportunity to have their rubbish ready. The rubbish that is not re moved at this time will have to be removed anyway, and at the expense of the property owners who do not take advantage of this generous offer of the May or and Town Council. There are a few places in the town where dish water and slop is run into the gutters. This is a deplorable condition and is a violation of a city ordinance and those responsible will be held accountable under this ordinance. The fly season will soon be here and all open privies should be attended to. ..Those need ing it should be properly clean ed and lime should be freely us ed in all others. ' . Water standing in barrels or other containers should be emptied and all tin cans and rubbish from kitchens should be placed in barrels with covers. - ". ' . , Slops that are to be "removed should be placed in tight con tainers with close.fitting covers to keep out flies. , . Manure in the . alleys will have to be removed and . the alleys kept in a sanitary condi tion. We can make this a clean and healthy town with proper co-operation on the part of every one and with the tourists and summer visitors coming it is up to all of us to do our part and keep Williams the beauti ful place that Nature intended it to be. C. D. Jeffries, Town Health Officer. Methodist Episcopal Church W. I. Lowe, Pastor. Sunday school 10:00 A. M. Classes for all. Public worship 11 :00 A. M. Epworth League 6 :45 P. M. Evening service omitted on ac count of Chautauqua. Mid-week service omitted next week on account of Chau tauqua. Choir rehearshal Fri. 7-8. A cordial welcome is extend ed to all to these services. now reached 48 and indications point to an enrollment of sixty or seventy within the next few years. V , Such very marked progress in a school can be secured only thru the,, continuous service of an able superintendent. Where superintendents ' change each year it is impossible to follow out any consistent course or program for the development of the school, as different sup erintendents will vary m methods and plans for organiz- a m ... ation. xo a great extent each new superintendent undoes the work of his predecessor and he only gets well started with his own work when his first term is up. Successful as Mr. Cureton has been with his school work he has been no less' successful in business life. He owns a jrreat deal of real-estate in the Town of Williams and has been very successful in making his investments in the town yield a good return. He is a man of family and a public spirited citizen. Every movement for the betterment or development of the community finds Mr. Cureton among the foremost workers. In retaining him as superintendent of .the schools the board is assuring the con tinued residence here of an able j aim piuKiesaive citizen. WILLIAMS TEAM MAKES SHOWING It looked like old times in Williams last Sunday. There was a base ball game. The Juan Avalos Band gave two concerts, and the Gun Club held its second weekly shoot of the season. The ball game "and one of the concerts took place at the same time and at the same place, while the gun club held its shoot about the same time, but over at the old race track.. Many hesitated about where to go, but eventually the crowd was about evenly di vided, while not a few succeed ed in attending part of both events. The day was for the most part ideal, the sun shining in the early part of the afternoon, but about five o'clock, after all the events were practicallyover the wind blew quite strong a slight intimation of the fact that old Bores " is not yet en tirely off the job, but merely sleeping. . The ball game was between prospective members of the Williams 'team and a picked nine, -most of the members of which belong - to the High School team. It finally devel oped into two nines composed of players from both teams. However, toward the last the regular team took the field against all comers, and some idea of what we may expect the coming season was obtained. It is safe to say that at no time during the past ten years has Williams possessed better material for a first class bail team than this year presents.4 Captain bhaul lined up the lol lowing men in the last inning and when the lrge crowd left the grounds the comment was general that "we have the goods": Proctor, catcher; Shill, Alvarez and Ferguson, pitchers; O'Hara, first; Hum phrey, second ; Selman, third ; Cooke, short; Shaul, left; Sul livant, center; Daly, right; with Cole, Rupe, Conway and sev eral others on the list. No attempt was made at keeping a score of the game, as all any of the players cared to do was to limber up ; but at that, some very good, fast work was done. Professor Avalos' Band dis coursed splendid music during the afternoon, which was thor oughly enjoyed by the large crowd. Watch this splendid organization. It is going to prove one of the most enjoyable features of Williams' out-door life during the coming summer. Notes of the Game .. The comment was heard on all sides that the infield pre sented one of the strongest fronts at every point .Williams ever had. Cooke at short is a whirlwind, filling the position that has always been a Jonah with Williams' teams. O'Hara, over on first, too, looks like a real ball player, while Humphrey at second ap pears to be as fast as they make them, and 'Old Reliable' Harry Selman at third completes the stone wall. Hush! Speak it softly! Word has been received from Frank Roberta, and he will soon be in our midst. "Proc." has solved the problem. He is going to take Frank over to the grounds the night before a game in which Roberta is to pitch, and start warmincr him up. By the time the game will be called, Roberta should be "right". When he is "right" it's all over, and "Spence" starts to gather up the bats, pad and mask. Proctor had been catching without a protector during the first part of the game. - Alvarez went in to pitch aloncr toward the end, and he had not thrown three balls until "Proc" asked for the pad. "What's the matter?" someone asked who was wise to his aversion to a protector. "Too much-speed and 'stuff' ", replied Proctor, (Continued on last -page) BOOST THE IMS. CHAUTAUQUA BOOST THE CHATAUQUA If the Williams Chautauqua is to be made a success this sea son it will ' require the united and untiring efforts of all who want to see this high class of entertainment come . to Wil liams. More tickets must be sold and every effort made to boost the receipts. Don't let it be said that Williams will not support a Chatauqua. Reserve Your Seats The best and most comfort able seats' at the Opera House have been reserved. The re serve seats are comfortable opera chairs, the others are the common folding chair. Ap ply at the Grand Canyon Drug Store for reservations. They are well worth the small extra cost. BOOST THE CHATAUQUA! MANAGER WILDER SPEAKS OF MILL OPERATIONS A representative of the News had a very interesting inter view one; day this week with Mr. E.. J. Wilder, manager of th Saginaw & Manistee Lumber Company." Mr. Wilder spoke of the policy of the company under his management and of the plans for cutting and oper ation, j i The general policy of the company will remain the same as formerly. Mr. Wilder states that he is very well satis fied with the class of labor that he is able to secure and that he expects to continue with prac tically'the same force of work men both at the camps and at the mill. In reply to a ques tion regarding a rumor that has been circulated regarding the importation of negro labor to work here, he stated that he had not given such a step a moment's consideration as he did not consider the negro fit ted for work in this locality and he was very well satisfied with the labor which he is able to secure right here. A full force is at work in the camps at the present time and Mr. Wilder hopes to keep the camps going right along with a full crew. There is about two years cutting- on the side of Kendrick's Peak where the camp is now located. It is quite probable that further tim ber near the same locality will be secured before the two years is up so that the camps will be continued near that field for a number of years longer. The mill is runmnc alone steadily with a full crew and p. wilder nopes to keep it go ing in just this way rierht aloirc year after year. Asked about the rumor that mill might start a mgnt shift in order to speed up tne work and finish cutting sooner than formerly . antici pated, he stated that there was nothing to this. Mr. Wilder wants the frwn people to understand that he is ready and eaerer at all tini-ess to co-operate in anything for the jrood-of the commnnitv TTe considers it good business on the part oi the oacmaw & itTni Lumber Company to do any thing within its power to help make Williams a proeressive and lively little town that will be a pleasant place in which workmen for the Mill may re side, inis will naturally make it much easier to attract and keep workmen. Naturally the mill is a big asset to the town and the-town in turn is a big asset to the mill. The way is open for the close co-operation between Williams and her big gest industry, for developing the close co-operation which will redound to the benefit of both. Invariably those who have met Mr. Wilder have been pleased to make his acquaint ance as a friend, and at the same time have been impressed Vkir Vila tKnrnnirlilw Vkticinaa1ilr manner in dealing with any RECEPTION TNHONOR OF MRS. CURETON One of the most enjoyable events in the Cluo year of the Woman's Club ofWilliams, was the reception held last Satur day in honor of Mrs. T. II. Cur eton, the newly elected State Federation president. It was held at the beautiful home of Mrs. Fletcher Bly. Mrs. Uel Bobbitt had charge of the unusually interesting program. Each of the dele gates gave entertaining ac counts of some of their conven tion experiences. Mrs.- Harold Greene told of the various speakers of the convention. Mrs. Cureton kept everyone laughing with an intimate pic ture of her thoughts and ex periences before and during the Kingman meetings. Mrs. Mont gomery gave a eulogy to the hospitality of the Kingman Club - and also some thrilling happenings of election morning. Miss Hoffner's account of the Oatman trip was full of meat and very interesting even to the delegates who lacked her keen eyes, ears, and understanding amid the roar of the gold mills. Mrs. Rittenhouse gave some very amusing and heartfelt ad vice to the new president which was met with gales oflaughter. Mrs. (..Roy. Watson, Mrs. Edwin ' JJ. Johnson, Mrs. J. W. Lee, Mrs. W. C. Ritten house and Miss Minnie Ander son each gave musical numbers which were heartily encored. The afternoon closed with the serving, of delicious refresh ments. ! ELECTION NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that an election will be held by the qualified electors of the Town of Williams, (Incorporated) , on Monday, May 22nd, 1922, A. D. the same being the fourth Mon day in the month of May, for the election of the following officers of said town, who shall then be voted for by the quali fied electors, viz.; FIVE MEMBERS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. Kb person shall be eligible to the office of Councilman who shall not at the time of election have attained the age of twen ty one years ; who shall not be el freeholder residing within the Town of Williams at the time of election, and have resid ed therein for one whole year next preceedihg his election. No person shall be entitled to vote at said election, who is not entitled to vote at elections of County Officers, and who shall mot have resided continuously six months preceding said elec tion in said Town of Williams, Arizona Said election snail be held at Ihe office of the Justice of the Peace,, nn said town, and the polls shall be kept open from eight o'clock in the morning un til six o'clock in the evening on the day of the election. ..... P. A. Melick, Mayor. Attest ; Jerrie W. Lee, Town Clerk. You can have a splendid ap petite, perfect digestion and potnd, restful sleep by taking Taiilac. Wttliams Drug Co. Adv. o Inspect Grand Canyon Road - County Supervisor Ritten house and County Engineer ! Wright inspected the Grand Canyon road last week. lney found -it in . pretty good shape except for a few washouts. The worst of these was at Red Lake where a fifty foot bridge is needed to accommodate the flow of water. Mr. Rittenhouse hopes to be able to get needed repair work done on the road soon. , j question which may come up. The townspeople are glad to welcome Mr. wilder, and an feel that an era of prosperity is ahead for the Williams Office of the Saginaw & Manistee Lumber Company, under his able management. . GEO. W. HARBEI1 DIES SUDDENLY Geo. W. Harben, assistant toT; F. M. Gold, county attorn ey of, " Coconino county, Arizona, died at Flagstaff the morning of April 26th, of heart failure. Mr. Harben was widely and favorably known throughout the state of Arizona, having held several important public offices two of which .were Asst. Attorney General under Attor ney General Wiley E. J ones and Asst. County Attorney of Coco nino county, the position he held at the time of his death. Mr. Harben was born at Juno Georgia 42 years ago, was a prominent Mason and Elk and member of the American Leg ion. The Legion wiH have charge of all funeral arrange- -mentsr. " " George was known by every body hr the county and held in the highest esteem. He first practiced law in the conanrfy" at Williams where he enjoyed; a large practice for st number of years. - He rebjctantly gsve up this practice to accept the po sition of Asst. Attorney Gener al. He was- big- hearted and generous almost to a f ana It. and won the warm friendship of all. William like all Coconino county mourns the loss of good old George Harben.. George Harben is sumi vedl by a wife and baby who have the tender sympathy f aF. in; their sad bereavement. Card' of. Thanks I desire to. express my heart felt gratitude to all the kind people of Williams who have, comforted me and helped me' so wonderfully' im my bcrur f sorrow. The kind expressions of sympathy, the floral tributes and the lasting friendships will remain ever dear to me. P. ML CbwBirough. April 22, 1922., STORY HOUR AT THE WILLIAMS LIBRARY Mrs. E. E. Brown is conduct ing a story hour each Saturday afternoon at the Williams; Pub lie Library. The hour is from 3 to 4. All children are cordially welcome. The atteodan.ee at the Libra ry during the past few Satur days has been very good but there is room for more. SttRivant Foreman, at Mill C. R. Sullivant, for many years, chief engineer of the Saginaw- and Manistee Lumber company has been promoted to the posit ion of Foreman of the saw mill, succeeding Mr. Robert Way Mr. Way left on the 21st. This announcement will b& received with a great, deal of. rejoicing on the part of many friends of Mr. Sullivant. "Char ley as he is familarly known, has showed : himself a good neighbor and a progressive and. active citizen, as well as an un usually able mechanic. All wish him the best of success. O . s o o Throws Rocks- Gets SO Day . One Leonard Gray, a hobo, was put off a Santa Fe train by conductor Tom Ramage, Sun day. Gray endeavored to take : out his spite by hurling rocks at the conductor- For this he was arrested by Santa Fe officer Bill Dickinson, and was tried before Judge McDougall on Monday. The judge gave him fifty dollars or fifty days and he took the fifty days. Allen Boys Get Extension The preliminary hearing cf the Allen boys, started here on Monday, was continued for one week in order to give the boys time to get their chief witness who was in Yavapai county at the time of the opening of the hearing. The boys are charged with stealing some oats. The boys claim the oats were bought and not stolen.