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rr Volume 30 WILLIAMS, COCONINO COUNTY, ARIZONA FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1922. NO. 24. HOUSING MEETING OF BOOSTERS GLOB STARTS BALL OF PROGRESS The ball of progress which has been resting rather peace fully for the past two years while the citizens of Williams took a good long snooze, was .given a sudden jolt by the en thusiastic session of the Boost ers' Club last week Thursday, and is now rolling along up the Jiill of accomplishment with two score of Williams enthus iasts giving it the impetus that promises to keep it moving. More than twenty citizens were out and all of these showed themselves anxious to see measures for the benefit of the community forwarded at once. Jrom the time Chairman Ham ilton called the meeting to or der until the motion for ad journment was passed, there was not one dull moment. Some live topic was kept constantly before the house and many steps were taken toward for warding the development of the community. Below are enumerated a number of the subjects upon which definite action was taken. . One of the most crying . needs of Williams is sidewalks that will enable a person to go about after dark without en dangering life and limb. The city is responsible for any damages occuring on any side warlks within its limits. We thought it advisable to take the matter in hand and not only start a campaign for better sidewalks but to enable a per son to build cheaper and with less guesswork. A committee was appointed composed of F. JE. Wells, James Gilson and Ed Hunter to investigate and re port on materials and cost of putting in good sidewalks. - A copy of this report will be sub mitted to the council and also read in open meeting May 18. Where can the best sand, cement and other materials be obtained and at what price? What should the cost of cement sidewalks per square, yard ap proximate? And any other information that might be of value to the prospective side walk builder. Any informa tion that you can give any of these committeemen will be appreciated and used in the final report. Adequate sewerage disposal is a problem of no mean impart- ance, especially in view of the fact most sewers have to be blasted out of solid rock. A septic tank cannot dispose of any great amount of water when you only have to dig a onatter of eighteen inches, in many parts of town, to find a j hard pan that will turn the ! water right back to the sur face. A committee Prof. T. H. Cureton, Robt Burns and A. M-. Root was appointed to investi gate this problem and report. Any aid given the above com mittee will be appreciated. One of our greatest assetts, and one to which we have paid the least attention is the tour ist. If we should provide good camp grounds, not only WILLIAMS SLUGGERS TO MEET NEEDLES SCORPIONS What promises to be one of the fastest and closest games of the season will be played at Cureton Park Sunday May 14. The sunburned "scorpions" of Needles will venture forth to f the haunts of the mountain lion and endeavor to get away with the pelt of Williams crack nine. There will be a real honest-to-croodness fieht before anvnn sets away with that pelt and that is a lesson which the scor pions will remember after Sun day. The ball players are ready for the fray Sunday. What about the rooters. Don't forget that Lot Gonzales will have the band out to entertain the crowd thru out the game. for a sight stay but for a month or a summers stay, we would surely profit. The tourists spend money, and as a. rule rather freely, and the longer we can keep them within shop ping distance of Williams, the more they will leave behind them. Thousands of people pass thru here weekly in search of recreation, scenery and pleasure. No. better summer climate can be found than ours, no more beautiful town site in Arizona, no more ideal place to rest from the heat and dust of the road for a few days than in Williams, With our natural wonders and assets such as Coleman Lake, Sycamore and the Grand Canyon, Mountains covered with sighing pines with a little money spent on making these places accessible, the tourist will stay with us and after leaving direct others to ! our haven of rest and recreat- ian. C. B. Williams, Earl Pol- ' son and S. G. Brown were given the task of investigating and reporting on Camp Grounds. Several generous citizens who have land near town have stat ed that we may use their prop erty for the construction of conveniences that will cause the tourist to stop in his hurried flight from coast to coast. Coleman Lake can be made with little ' work, one of the most deligntiul and scenic lakes, in the Sierras. The cost of raising the dam a few feet, of building a good landing 'and providing water for drinking purposes would pay big returns in the additional money that would.be brought into, and left in this community. Ed Hamil ton, E. J. Nordyke, E. A. Miller and W. C. Rittenhouse are go- ing to study and report on Cole- man Lake, as to its possibilities and the cost of improving same, This committee like all others will thank anyone for any in- lormation that may be given The Williams Booster Club is Williams. Every resident and citizen is a full fledged mem ber, dues paid in full and with tree speech and free vote. We are working for the ultimate aim of a larger, better and more healthful city. Strange to say a great many of the busi- ness men, who would profit first and last by a bigger and better city, were noticable by their absence. We do not want to represent any faction of a city, we want to represent and be the voice of Williams, Come out and lend your voice and opinion to the betterment of all of us. Be a booster, not a rider and a dead weieht. xou want a Derter place in which to live, you want a larg er and more prosperous city. It is for your benefit that we are fighting. If you cannot ; fight, come out and root for those who are willing to struggle and fight for the things that will lead to higher standards and a more beautiful and prosperous WILLIAMS. Williams Booster Club. XT- a -v L. M. Newlon of Chicago University, and G. B. - Upton and M. C. Wiegand of Cornell, passed thru Williams the first of the week on their way to Grand Canyon where they will spend several weeks collecting specimens of the . plants which grow wild about the Canyon. They have been in Arizona for three weeks getting plant speci mens in the southern part of the state, in the Santa Rita mount ains Mt. Leon and the Black Canyon. They have sent in 900 distinct specimens and ex pect to find that many more varieties peculiar to this section of the United States. Trade at Home". Get your printing done at the News of- fice. j ECONOMY IS SLOGAN OF TAXPAYERS' TICKET The Taxpayers . ticket for town council at the coming elec tion has adopted the slogan, "economy". They feel that the greatest need of Williams at the present time is economy in all city an airs and they are confident that if elected, they will De able to maxe many savings of city' funds. The five men on this ticket are : A. F. Poison, J. J. Gilson, R. R. Powers, B. F. Sweetwood, Otto Lebsch. Each of these men is a tax payer and a freeholder. Each leels a personal interest in the progress and prosperity of the town. All five have served the town in the capacity of pub lic oihcers m former years and all feel confident that they will be able to be of real service to the town, again, if elected to the town council. A. F. Poison has been a resi dent of the town since it was first incorporated. He has held office under the city before and believes that he can serve the city well as a member of the council if the voters favor him with election at the town election May 22. J. J. Gilson is another old time resident of the town. He is now proprietor of the Wil liams Garage and feels a keen interest in the progress of the town. He is an expert in mechanical and electrical prob lems and his supporters believe that -his ability in these lines will prove especially valuable to the town in view of the many problems facing the light and water plants in the town. R..R. Powers lately proprie tor of the Cottage House and a property owner in the town, nas won considerable fame for his reading particularly along legal channels. He has many warm supporters whoclaim that his wide knowledge of municip al problems will make him a very valuable servant, as a member of the town council. B. . Sweetwood is one of the community's most successful business men. He is a large property owner in the town and owns large ranch and stock holdings in the countrv nonr- Williams. He feels a particu lar interest in the business man agement of the town and if elected will gladly use his best business judgement in helping manage tne town s altairs. He is keenly interested in the mun icipal light and water plants and believes he can help put both of these on a sound foot ing. Otto Lebsch has served on the council before and has a practical knowledge of the qualifications of a councilman. He wants to see the municipal business, handled as carefully as a private business would be, and believes he can offer some suggestions) which1 if adopted by the council will put the streets of the town in much better condition. . He knows that the life of a councilman is a troublesome one but he is willing to stand the grief which is handed to every councilman in the hope of helping the city. xnese nve men offer (their services to the public and solic it the support of the voters and particularly those who believe in more rigid economy in city affairs. Senator and Mrs. Larson were up from the Larson Wood camp last Saturday. The Sen ator is enthusiastic about the class of highway improvement which is being done on the state highways and insists that the state highway department is de serving of many words of com mendation. He suggests that a few words of commendation for good work will do more to give the department th lipart to keep up the crood work than any number of knocks can ever benefit the road. INTERPRETIVE DANCING 7 PIECE ORCHESTRA Miss Vivian Spellmire with a Ballet of talented dancers will produce a varied program of Interpretive Dances, both solo and Ensemble, at the Sul tana iTheatre, Friday, May 26, at 8 P. M. under the manage ment, of the Woman's Club. An orchestra of seven pieces will furnish the musical setting to these beautiful and artistic dances. The costumes, light ing effects and stage settings are gorgeous and elaborate be yond expression. The girls taking part in the Ballet are Elizabeth Griffith, Doris Dufneld, Cathryn Miller, Enid Reese, Gladys Williams, Dean Rhyan and Helen Rounse vilie. Such an array of youth ful beauty and talent is hard to find anywhere. In addition to these lovely dances including "The Enchant ed Garden", "The Firefly", "The Dance of the Vestals", "Pierrot Dance" and many oth ers, musical numbers will be given by the Woman's Club and by the orchestra. The-eve ning's program is worth many times the admission of 75c. for reserved seats and 50c. general admission. School children will be admitted for 35c. SUICIDE OR MURDER? Alejandro Marquex, a Mex- can sheep herder .died at his home here last Saturday night, as the result of knife wounds. A coroner's jury called over the case rendered a verdict of "ap parently suicide". Many friends of Marquez insist that he must have died at the hand of an assassin. It was'near midnight Satur day night when deputy-sheriff Campbell roused Judge Mc Dougall from his slumbers and together they hastened to the home of Marquez in answer to an urgent - summons. They found Marquez dead from six knife wounds, five inflicted on the left side and one on the right. A coroner's jury was called immediately despite the late hour. . An investigation was made that night and again by daylight later. On l ues day the jury reached its ver dict. Mrs. Marquez and daughter testified that a quarrel had taken place the evening of the suicide or murder, and that both had left the house and come back later to find the hus band and father dead. Many rumors and stories were set afloat by friends of Marquez and in order to investigate these to find if there was any thing in them, County Attorney Gold, court interpreter Priest and Dr. Felix Manning came down again Thursday to inves tigate. No proof of murder could be found altho the cir cumstances still leave room' for doubt as to whether this was a case of suicide. The coroner's jury was com posed of R. M. Reese, Geo. L. Barnes, W. K. Case, H. J Dilly, L. J. Button, and Charles Proc tor. Marquez was a sheepherder employed by Fletcher Bly. DID IT KILL THE APPLES? The many large apple trees in Williams 'were loaded with bloom a week ago. Tuesday several inches of snow fell, most of it melting as fast as it fell, and Tuesday night quite a hard freeze resulted. .The temperature fell decidedly be low freezing both Wednesday and Thursday nights. - Seem ingly this should be sufficient to freeze all the apples, but a few are maintaining that a very small per cent of the apple blooms will probably survive the wintry weather. While the snow benefitted the range the loss of fruit is a great dis appointment. St. John's Episcopal Mission Rev. B. R. Cocks will conduct the service r at the St. John's Chapel next Sunday, May 14th. at 11 A. M. A hearty wel come to all. Mr. Taxpayer: We the undersigned citizens and taxpayers of the town of Williams do hereby announce ourselves as candidates for the office of Councilmen for the Town of Williams, Election May 22nd., 1922 held at the Town Hall. Each and every one of us have from time to time served the town in official manner. Each and every one being more or less "Old Timers". We recognize the City Councilmen as Custodians of the Citizens' and Tax payers' moneys. We believe in order to get back to normalcy Economy must be practiced in the distribution of the People's Moneys. Trusting each and every voter will give us your sup port at the Polls Monday, May 22nd.,J.922. We are yours to command. (SIGNED) WILLIAMS HI TO PLAY EMERSON HI AT FLAG, The baseball team of the Williams High School will go . to flagstaff Saturday j May 13,1 to cross bats with the ball team of Emerson High School of that place. The Williams team is showing up well this season and it is generally ex pected that they will come home victorious. Methodist Episcopal Church W. I. LOWE, Pastor Sunday School 10 Public Worship 11: Mothers Day Service Epworth League 7 :00 Evening Service 8 : Note the change of time of the evening services. Mid-week service Wed. 8 P. M. Choir rehearsal Friday 7-8 p. m. The public is invited to all the services of this church, o o o The West-End camp ground under the management of Mrs. Alex Kiriakou is popular with tourists. It has been crowded to capacity most nights during the past few weeks and testifies how well the tourists appreci ate the accommodations which Mr. and Mrs. Kiriakou have provided for them. o o o Don't let that miserable tired feeling become a habit. Get rid of it today by taking Tanlac. Williams Drug Co. adv. 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. No 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 a freeholder residing within the Town of Williams at the time of election, and have resid ed therein for one whole year next preceedmg 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 not have resided continuously six months preceding said elec tion in said Town of Williams, Arizona. Said election sYiall be held at the office of the Justice of the Peace, in 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. Jt. SPoison y. J. Sison Sft, S&. SPowers SZf. Jft. Siveetzvooct Otto -Ce6sci COMMUNITY MASS MEETING Dr. Ira Landrith, a noted Chautauqua lecturer, who will speak in the I. O. O. F. Hall Thursday evening, May 18 at 8 o'clock. His subject will be "Today and the America for it." The meeting is in the in terest of law enforcement. Ad mission free. Everybody is) welcome. ROUND-UP NOTICE The Round-Up Wagons will meet at Buggeln's "V-V" Ranch June 5th., and begin work on the 6th. instant. Amos Clayton, Wagon Foreman By Martin Buggeln. MEXICAN BAND MAKES BIG HIT IN FLAGSTAFF Prof. Avalos' band made a big hit in Flagstaff last Satur day night and Sunday after noon. The band went to Flag staff Saturday in a special car secured by manager Lot Gon zales and returned the same way Sunday night. Nearly thirty of the boys succeeded in getting off for the occasion. Led by Manager Gonzales and Prof. Avalos, they made a very striking appearance and their music was at its best so that withal they quite won the Flag staff public. They have been invited to return to Flagstaff for another band concert at an early date. . Williams is justly proud of the good work being done by the new band. The concerts given locally are becoming in creasingly popular, and, hap pily, the support of the band is more liberal. Former Williams Girl Wins Prize. At the 3rd annual fashion show given by the art and do mestic art classes of Phoenix Union High School April 26. Miss Hollis Patterson won first prize for a gingham dress. Miss Hollis was formerly in the Wil liams schools and her host of friends here will be jrlad to P5-5f . pit, 1tr- jrf learn of her success.