Newspaper Page Text
THE WILLIAMS NEWS.
FRIDAY, JUNE 16,1922. The Watched Pot There is an old saying that "a watched pot never boils." That's why a lot of folks keep a savings account. It is human nature to want to spend money if you have it in your pocket book. If it is where you can handle it and count it, it is like the watched pot. The sen sible thing is to put it in a good bank where it is safe yet out of your sight with the temptation to spend it removed. This bank invites you to open an account and deposit your money where it will grow. THE ARIZONA CENTRAL BANK PHONE 37 WILLIAMS, ARIZ. WILLIAMS LODGE No. 15 Meets Every Wednesday, 8 P. M. N. G., R. D. Mitchell V. G., Guy C. Rig;? Secy., C R. Sollivant Treas., Harry McDougall VISITING BROTHESS ALWAYS WELCOME GRAND CANYON LODGE NO. 14. Meets every first and third Monday, thru June, July and August, at 8 P. M. Visiting Knights are cordially invited to attend. CARL LaSALLE, C. C. REDUCTION in PRICE . ... ON ., INGERSOL WATCHES Old Price New Price Yankee $ 2.25 51.50 Eclipse 4.00 2.50 Midget 4.00 .3.00 Midget Radiolite 5.75 3.75 Wrist Radiolite 6.25 4.00 Waterbury Jeweled 5.00 4.O0 Waterbury Radiolite 10 year Gold Case ' . 10.50 8.0O Big Ben Alarm Clocks, now 53.50 Baby Bens; 3.50 Waterbury Call 1.50 Indian 2.00 WE CARRY A COMPLETE LINE. The Grand Canyon Drug Co. Parlor Barber Shop ' -. ":... AND - - Pocket Billiard Room THREE BARBERS HOT BATH We carry a fine line of Cigars, Tobaccoes; Pipes, Ciga . rettes and Cigarettes Holders. If you ae particular about your razors, strops and Barber Supplies, get them from us. Our Daylo Flashlights have no superior. m Refresh yourself at our soda fountain and try our fresh candies. We also carry Knives, Eversharp Pencils, Fountain Pens, Kodack Films, Post Cards, Spauldings Goods, Pocket t Eooks Purses, etc., etc. JUST ADDED Avery attractive line of Jewelry. Call and look it. over. WILLIAMS & FOUSHA POINTS OF INTEREST NEAR WILLIAMS Who were the prehistoric cliff dwellers of Northern Ari zona? Who were the prehistoric in habitants of Southern Arizona that irrigated the Salt River Valley long, long before Colum bus stood an egg on end or even thought of America. These questions today em ploy the minds of anthropo logists and archeaologists thru out the world. To the perplexities therein involved Western Coconino, Northern Yavapai and Mohave counties can add a problem of their own for further solution. Science has about concluded that the Cliff-dweller repre sents in all probability the old est form of communal life that existed in North America. But, prior to his flight to the cliffs for protection from his stronger adversary, where did the cliff dweller live, and what was the form of his habitation? Is he the forefather of the Salt River Valley irrigationist, or was he an off-shoo of that interesting pre-age? Archeaologists tell us that both men possessed the same household utensils, imple ments of war, types of art and articles of clothing. Practical ly the only difference between the two was their habitation. The Cliff-dweller lived in cav erns hewn in unapproachable cliffs, while his brother from the lower country has left to posterity unmistakable evi dence of a superior civilization in the form of well-built com munity houses, such as that at historic Casa Grande. Between these two types of -earliest civilization there ex isted in Western Coconino coun ty a civilization unlike either of the two forms heretofore men tioned. That of the Valley is known to have been of a peace able, hard working, industrious nature ; while that of the cliffs by nature of its habitation suggests timidity and mere ex istence in the small compass of its environment. Boldly ensconced upon the high plateau of the countrv northwest of Williams not more than forty miles distant contemporaneous with the civil ization of the Salt River Valley and the Cliff-dweller, lived a war-like race of men who were not afraid to live in the open, and who, from the evidence they have left behind to pos terity, successfully defended their homes for ages from the ravages of a physically super- enor enemy the forefathers of the modern Indian. It may be suggested that this bold warrior was none other than the Indian himself, who ultimately succeeded in driving the Cliff-dweller and the Salt River farmer from their habi tations. Such, however, -was not the case. This bold peo ple have left the ruins of their former houses to dispute this theory, and from the size of the rooms, the 'dimensions of the doors and windows, and from other unmistakable evidences we of today know that thev were a race of men of comnar-' atively small stature. Besides. who has ever known an Indian , to build and live in a stone i house ? In other words, we knew this people to have been of the same stature, to have worn the same clothing, to have used the same household uten sils and the same implements of war-fare that the Cliff-dweller and the man of the Valley used. That they were practically con temporaries there can be little doubt. But what a difference in their ideals and modes of life! One autumn day not many years since, a hunter, tired m . the pursuit of an elusive buck ! about thirty nine miles north west of Williams, sat himself down upon a ledge or rock. After he had rested for a few minutes, his eyes wandered over the surrounding country. Scrub cedars, dwarfed oaks, the inevitable sage-brush and ages-old ledges of rock greeted him everywhere. A few yards beyond lay the unmistakable bed of what had once been a stream of water. He arose, bent upon retracing his steps to camp, but he had not pro ceeded fifty yards until he came upon the ruins of what appeared to be a child's play house. Nothing but the walls remained and these were rapid ly toppling to the ground. All around were stones that. form erly had been used in the struc ture. There had been at least four rooms to the house, none of which however were over eight or nine feet square. The main door, or entrance, was in a perfect state of preservation, and from its dimensions some idea of the stature of the former inhabitants could be gained. From the ground, to the cap stone of the door a single large rock measured approx imately four feet and eight m ches. The width was not quite two feet. Long the hunter re mained there to examine and marvel at this strange struc ture, built in such complete har mony with its surroundings as ; to be almost wholly unobserv- able from the south, east and west until the trespasser almost stumbled over it. Yet boldly together with the remnants of several of its companions! it stood there, a challenge to us of today to solve its history. Some Sunday when you are looking for an interesting place to go, drive out the Ash Fork road until you come to the road that turns to the right at the foot of the first hill. Take that road, known as the Hurst Tank Hill road and continue until you come to , the Sixteen Mile Crossing on Cataract. This crossing will be practically the only really difficult portion of the road that you will encoun ter, but by careful driving a crossing can be affected. Con tinue on the road, always bear ing to the right no matter what other roads and trails you may encounter, and when your speedometer shows you have traveled twenty-one miles from the crossing, you will be in the immediate vicinity of the pre historic dwellings. The ruins of a number of them are to be found within a radius of a mile from this point. It you are interested in archeaology, take a pick and shovel with you and dig in the ruins. It is doubt ful that such implements have ever been used there, and you may be amply rewarded for. your trouble. FORECASTS ERUPTION OF HAWAIIAN VOLCANO Prof. T. A. Jagger. noted J sreonomist, who has spent years in swaying trie crater of Kilauea, the dread volcano of Hawaii, predicts another ter rific eruption of that volcano in the near future. He says that the outbreak may come at any moment and that it threat ens to surpass the disastrous outbreak of 1840, which de stroyed whole villages and cost many lives. MiCKIE SAYS AN EXCELLENT OPPOR-TUNUITY! There is an opening for you in your community to become the constructive agent for the -Northwestern Mutual Life In surance Co. than which there is none better to sell insur ance and organize the field. Please state in first letter your past experience, if you can give bond anrl if vnn sra dnnrla - , married. TH. VON ROLF, General Agt., 115, W. Monroe St., Phoenix, Arizona i VJVTW SCR VCMO i vimju mow ttecrre. zJbfasve, Ivory 9 cJftfzst Cfray Italian 'Blue, zSlpple Qreen zjlmber "Brozi:! Do any of these colors appeal to you for the walls or ceil ings of certain rooms in your home, where the paper is now a bit dingy? If not, there is beyond doubt one or more that will appeal to you among Flatcote's 24 beautiful -colors. Flatcote is the flat oil paint so popular with home makers. It is easily applied, to plaster, walls, either smooth or sand finished, on metal, over burlap or even over old wallpaper. It dries quickly with a velvet-like finish leaves no cracks or crevices to collect dust or act as hi ding places for dan--gerous germs. Best of all, when soiled, it can be restored to original fresh ness by simply washing with mild soap and warm water economy of the best kind. Twenty -four Colors an J White Sold by Sheading "Dealers Manufactured by pie McMurtryMfg. Co DENVER . faint and Varnish Makers - COLORADO McMurtry Flatcote j I j For Sale by BABBITT BROTHERS TRADING CO. Williams, Arizona FIRE INSURANCE FOR THIS WORLD ONLY IP YOUR House Burns, who stands "the loss? YOU had better see JERRIE LEE and get INSURED 10 BIG COMPANIES PHONE 96 PRE WAR PRICES AT THIS STORE YOU may not have stopped to compare our present prices with those of pre-war days. If you will do so now you will find that our policy of going down with the market has finallv 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 tie 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 Use Combine Quatty and jCou? Srces JAMES KENNEDY I, if .1 i i.ii