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WILLIAMS, COCONINO COUWTT, ARIZONA FRIDAY. JULY 7, 1922. Volume 30 NO. 32. WILLIAMS LOSES ONE AND WINS ONE GAME When you walked down thru the grand stand at Flagstaff last Sunay afternoon it was difficult to realize whether the game of base ball was being played in Flagstaff or Williams, lor the crowd was almost even ly divided. Everybody and their sisters, their cousins and their aunts were there. Had a fire broken out in Williams that afternoon, it would have been difficult to muster a cor poral's guard to put it out. And we got beat ! Yes, fairly and squarely. But what a fine game it was! It was worth going many, many miles to see. Both Williams and Flagstaff presented their regular line-ups, with the ex ception of pitchers. Both teams had imported a pitcher lor the occasion. Williams pre sented Adams, of Los Angeles, while Flagstaff had secured the services of Mortensen, of Saf ford Globe Miami. Both were excellent . moundsmen, though the game by no means developed into a pitcher's bat tle. Both were about equally effective, though neither were probably capable of doing themselves justice, since both of them had travelled all of the preceding night and day in or der to be in Flagstaff for the game. It was a hard game for Wil liams to lose, for upon two oc casions we had excellent chances to win. But our old jinx "poor baserunning" again manifested itself, while still poorer judgement in sub stituting a pinch hitter at the opportune moment caused our downfall. " For three innings neither side Tnade a score, then in the fourth Amos hit to short, which should liave been . an easy out, but Cooke overthrew first and Amos pulled- up. on second. "Browning fanned, and then O'Connor hit a long fly to left, Tvhich Cole misjudged, and Amos scored. - Curtis sacri iiced and brought in O'Connor. These two errors one of omis sion and the other of commis sion permitted Flagstaff to score two runs. In the fifth Williams had a splendid op portunity to score, but failed to do so. Dunn laid down his second" hit of the game a fly to short right. Humphries got to first on an error, and Dunn -pulled up at second. Two men were on base and none out. Cole the next man up had not been able to do anything with Mortensen, and if ever there was a propitious moment ' to introduce a pinch hitter and there sat Proctor on the "bench then was the time to have done so. Cole however -was permitted to bat and was Tiit by a pitched ball. Three men were now on base one iut, Cooke having fanned in the mean time. Adams hit a long fly to Joyce, and everyone expected to see Dunn dart for Tiome the moment the' ball was caught, but to the amazement of everyone, he held third. There was an extenuating cir cumstance however in connec tion with this play which may "have escaped the attention of , many. In his eagerness to get start, Dunn took a step off ; "third "before Joyce had caught the ball. Dunn observed that the umpire was watching him, and lie retraced his steps to the bag. This was the fatal move, for Joyce caught the ball close in, and by the time Dunn re touched third, he realized that lie had lost his opportunity to score, and played it safe. Sul livant ended the agony by smiting a fast one straight into Cray's mitt. Neither ? side scored until the seventh, when Cooke reached second on a bad throw by O'Connor and scored Williams' first run when Adams poled cut a two bagger to left. Neither side scored in the 8th, "but in the ninth the fire works came off. Humphrey had not done much with Mortensen dur ing the game, jbo Proctor came Continued on 3ast page) - COUNTRY DOINGS A crew of men working un der B. E. Foster, of the U. S. Biological Survey, started to work on Garland Prairie last Thursday, poisoning prairie dogs. They will get thru on Garland Prairie about the 12th. when Mr. Foster will go to Red Lake and organize the farmers there for a campaign to exter minate the prairie dogs. Mr. Foster is using kaffir corn. In addition to the required amount of strychnine, the corn is soak ed in molasses, so as to render it sweet and appetizing. Af ter eating just a kernel of this corn the dogs never eat any thing more, but are satisfied for life. The folks of Pittman Valley all joined together and enjoyed a big Fourth of July dinner, in cluding lemonade and ice cream. The crowd was enter tained by two good comedians. In the evening there was a good old fashioned dance in the Gleason home. A large crowd was present. Luncheon, con sisting of sandwiches, cake and ice cream was served. Every body enjoyed a good time, "as they always do at Gleason's, as Mrs. Gleason is an excellent hostess. On the morning of July 5th. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chestnut ' drove their team out to haul in some wood. While Mr. Chestnut was out getting some .wood the team started. One of the horses was a three year old colt. The lines caught in the buckle of the harness, and were rendered useless. Mrs. Chestnut jumped just before the wagon turned over. Dr. Rounseville got out as quickly as he could, and found the right leg broken just above the ankle. Charles Hasenzahl has' haul ed the lumber to build a good up-to-date garage at. Maine, at the junction of the Grand Can yon road with the Highway. Construction work will start in a day or two. Malcolm Boytt is the Look out on Kendick Mountain. Mal colm reports that the snow on top of the Mountain is still about 3 feet deep too deep to . go to the spring for water, so ; Malcolm melts snow to get water for his household use. On these warm days we wish t Malcolm would send us down 1 just a little snow. A short time ago there was a grass fire in Garland Prairie. which burnt over some twenty acres. The fire was started bv ! somebody being careless in throwing down a lighted match or cigarette. Fireman Clar ; ence Perry and Lookout Miles ! Fisher soon had the fire under control. The folks of Pittman Valley went together on July 4th, and brought well filled baskets and enjoyed a good big all day pic nic near the Gleason Ranch. There was dancing at the Glea son home in the evening. The bid for the new - two room bungalow for theteacher of the Pittman Valley School was given to Frank Boulin, and the building is already weir un der way. WILL ADD GARAGE AND ROOMING HOUSE Mr. and Mrs. Alex Kiriakou are planning extensive improve ments at the West End Camp Grounds. They already have free wood and water and a store and service station for the accommodation of tourists. They supply free, electric light also. They will now add a garage and rooming house for tourists. Work on the garage , win Degm just as soon as the contractor can get on the job. The rooming house will be ad ded to the service station and will be constructed shortly. Galvanized steel boats for fish ing and hunting only weigh 80 pounds. Can be carried on any car. See J. E. Nichols. Williams. 2 blocks north of depot., .adv. MISS BERTHA PEET MARRIED AT HOME Williams friends and rela tives of Miss Bertha Peet, were pleasantly surprised this week upon receiving cards announc ing the marriage of Miss Peet to Frank Edward Donaldson, of Chalmers, Indiana, on Wednes day, June 28. The wedding took place at the home of Miss 1 Peet's mother, Mrs. Julia ' Spencer Peet, in Montisella, Ind. It was a quiet home aff air with only the parents of the bride and groom present. The ceremony was conducted by the minister of the Presbyter ian church in Montesella. Miss Peet was in charge of music in- the Albuquerque schools for the past two years but she still looked upon Wil liams as her home, due to her long residence here. Not even her closest friends had had an inkling of the happy event un til the arrival of the announce ments. During her several years of school work in Williams, Miss Peet was a great favorite with all the school children. She ' was of a sunny and jolly dispo ! sition which fitted in perfectly with her musical instruction j and made the children feel like J singing. Her decision to ac cept a position in Albuquerque came as a great disappointment to the school children of Wil liams. In addition to her school work Miss Peet was always ready to help out with any pro grams or public entertainments which could be benefitted by vocal music of her own or from the school children led by her. Her talents were always at the command of the public and were a great help at commun ity gatherings. -4 Outside of school Miss Peet made only friends and all were disappointed at losing her from the Williams school.. All join in extending her best wishes and in congratulating the lucky man who persuaded her to can cel her teaching contract and sign up the one putting her in charge of his home. Mrs. Don aldson is so well known to News readers that it is unnec essary except with a few new comers, to add that she is Mrs. E. J. Nordyke's sister. Mr. acd Mrs. Donaldson will spend the summer in their sum mer cottage on the historic Tip pecanoe, after wrich they will be at home at Chalmers, Ind. - o o Mrs. A. M. Root is entertain ing tonight (Friday) in honor of her sister, Miss Evelyn Mc Nutt L. W. Cureton Struck by Li jrhtning Mr. L. W. Cureton who was struck by lightning a week ago Sunday, is now quite well re covered from the shock.' Mr. Cureton was riding a horse when he was struck. His at tention was drawn to a bright flash over his head. He saw the electric flash-seemingly end in a-ball a hundred feet or so above his head. After an in stant's hesitation this ball burst into a dozen or so small electric prongs which reached out in as many different dirctions. One of 'these struck Mr. Cureton in the temple. Both he and the horse were dazed by the shock. Mr. Cureton dismounted and did not attmpt to continue the journey for an hour or so. The above happened in the morning. In the afternoon Mr. Cureton was able to be about and he worked Monday and part of Tuesday. The bad ef fects of the shock did not come on until Tuesday night, altho he felt very sore an, dbadly bruised on the -preceding' days. Wed. Thursday, and Friday he was very seriously ill. On Saturday he began to improve and on Sunday he was able to leave his bed and walk about a little. He is now quite well re covered. Some blessings come badlv disguised. Mr. Cureton had nearly lost the sight of his left 1 eve. The severe Alerfi-if ohrwlr which he received restored thia.'J "WOMEN AS A WORKING . POWER IN MY STATE Delivered by Mr. T." H. Cure ton, President Arizona. Fed eration Women' Clubs at National Convention, Chau tauqua, New York, June 29. "The Arizona Federation of ( Women's Clubs sends its most ' cordial greetings to the Bien nial. I 'I am proud of the honor of representing the State of Ari- j zona whose motto is "Dous ditat", "God enriches". This motto was chosen because Ari zona has many kinds of wealth, irreat, pine fore3ts, rich mines, unsurpassed scenery, harnessed and unharnessed water power, ' fertile soil and a marvelous cli mate, c "The Arizona State Federa tion was organized, in Novem ber, 1901, and will soon be 21 years old. Th-3 greatest gift that the mother body can be stow upon her daughter tonight in the year of .her majority is the renewed inspiration and en thusiasm for her coming duties. ..The Arizona delegation has come from a far away corner of the nation willing and cap able women. :?'LWe are not here tonight to ertol bur . virtues and boast of our accomplishments but we are here to receive and help in our small way. . The motto of the General Federation "Unity in Diversity" might well apply to Arizona for we are a great State of great distances and varied climates. Our population is few and scattered, numbering only 330,000. Arizona's towns and cities dispersed over her moun tainous covered area ' make close association and united ef fort difficult. I believe I am supposed to enumerate some of the concrete things we have accomplished. Much interest is shown in the study of Arizona history. The Chairman offers a prize of $10.00 each year for the best paper on Arizona history. These papers often contain vivid accounts of long rides in stage coaches, privation, want and Indian attacks. Bravery and endurance were ! essential on the - part of all women who accompanied their men into Arizona. Amid all the hardships of pioneer life, when luxuries and even com forts were unknown, these courageous women longed fori something higher than the ma-' terial things about them. From , their lives of toil they grasp eld a few moments for reading and study. All this resulted in the formation of the first Woman's Club in Prescott, Ari zona, August 13, 1895. Even at this early date the women combined the cultural training with the utilitarian. They raised funds for a library, bought pictures to decorate the walls of the school rooms and planted . trees in. the school yards. They introduced man-. ual training into -the public schools of Prescott and raised funds to buy all equipment. Very soon clubs were orga nized at Tucson, Phoenix. Bis b.ee, Florence and other places. In 1901 these twelve clubs of the territory organized into a Federation and united with the General Federation in 1902. (Continued on page Five) Dr. E. A. Miller left last week for Los Angeles to join Mrs. Miller and daughter, Catherine, for a vacation. While there he will attend the National Dental Association. . o - o o NOTICE TO ODD FELLOWS Our Grand Master, Davi Benshimol, will . visit Williams Lodge on Thursday evening, July 13. We have arranged for a special meeting on that date. The Installation of Officers will take place at that time. Come out and see. and hear our Grand Master. R. D. MITCHELL, : -r; -N...G.. MAN KILLED BY FASStNGER TRAIN Henry Amperson was killed by Passenger train No. 7 Wednes day night just as the train en tered the tunnel between Ash Fork and Williams. Evidence secured by a coroner's jury r lade it appear1 that Amperson was riding on top of the train when he was struck. Two rher men who were travelling wnh him were farther ahead on the train. They reported having seen him stand up just ttore the train reached the tunnel but they did not see him afterward. Coroner McDougall was notified at about twelve O'clock and he summoned a jury "."and proceeded to the scene of the man's death. The jury found the body badly mangled but were able to iden tify the man by a card in the Painters, Decorators and Paper Hangers Union. His relatives live in El Paso to which place the remains will probably be shipped. The jury rendered a verdict of "accidental death". The man had seventy-five dollars on his person. R. A. Nickerson arrived in Williams today to spend a few days here on business. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Root, Sr. of Kansas City, Kans., arrived Friday afternoon for a visit with their son and family. BULLETIN With the close of the annual convention of the National Park-toPark Highway Associa tion recently held in Sacramen to, California, comes the good news that the delegates there gathered resolved thru resolu tion No. 13 that "it is the sense of this convention that the in tegrity of the principle of. a single routing should be maintained'- - ' -, ; By this resolution the con vention re-affirmed our position in the definite location of the National Park-to-Park High way as made at the First an nual convention in 1920 with out change in routing or change in policy. This is evidence that the As sociation is permanent and not subject to a change -by every shift of the wind,, and should remove all fear of any change in the routing. It may be ex pected that, having stood the test of these years, no change will ever take place. This will no -doubt give encourage ment to county and state High way Departments in complet ing the sections of the Master Scenic Highway of America not yet completed. As further evidence that Williams is for tunate in being on this great Highway, -the following state ment made by W. B. Lewis, Supt. of Yosemite Park and per sonal representative of Mr. Stephen T. Mather, Director of National Park Service, the man who first proposed connecting all western parks with one good highway, may be interesting: COMMERCIAL CLUB MEETS THURS. JULY 13 The regular monthly meeting of the Williams Commercial Club will be held- next Thurs day night at the Justice of the Peace office at 8 P. M. This is YOUR meeting if you are a res ident of Williams. If you do not attend this meeting it will be your fault if the things that you want to see done in Wil liams are not done. You have no right to kick about what is or is not done unless you your self will go to the trouble of attending the meetings of the only organization in the com munity which is devoted to the industrial development f the nnsssoooop,ldooonsncmfwypcm community. No dues, no re strictions on membership, ev ery member of the community a member of the club. Surely you can spare one night each month to help along the town. Remember the date, Thursday, July IS, 8 P. M. ASK FOR DEVELOPMENT OF DIAMOND CREEK Phoenix, July 6. A resolu-; tion urging, the Federal Power Commission to grant J. B. Girand final papers on his ap- plication for power rights afc Diamond Creek on the Colo-i rado River, nassed unanimous-? ' ly by the board of directors of the Arizona Industrial Congress has been sent by wire, to Presi-' dent Harding, members of the Power Commission, and other officials in Washington. The resolution sets forth that -as there is little possibility, of the federal government's der veloping the Colorado River ixi the immediate future, and as a -power unit at Diamond Creek will not interfere with the gov- -ernment's plan. Mr. Girand and his associates should be permit- . ted to go ahead with their pro ject, which will mean cheap power for the state's industries. The resolution, which follows, also has been sent to the Art--zona members of Congress : Resolution Adopted. PREAMBLE . We believe that there is no possibility of obtaining from the Federal Government immediate aid for the development of the Colorado River and we believe -that time is one of the most im- - portant elements in this devel opment ; We are informed that 3.. B. Girand has complied with .all the regulations of the State and Federal Governments in his ap plication for building a power dam at Diamond Creek, and is now awaiting the final approval -of the Federal Power Commis-v sion, which is 'withholding its -approval due to representations from California. - ... ; --v, We are informed that 'Mr. Girand and those backing him are willing to start work im mediately so that : power, may .be developed and delivered t -Arizona within three years. The Girand project-will not in--terefere with the government's plan of constructing a dam at " either Boulder Canyon or Lee's Ferry. We need power. We have neither coal nor oil and consid ering the advantages to all of the industries and tax payers of Arizona, we believe there can !,be no sound objection to allow I ing this unit project to be built. I. BE IT RESOLVED THERE i.FORE, That the Arizona Indus trial Congress representing the industries and tax payers of Arizona, urge the Federal Pow er Commission to grant immedi ately, to J. B. Girand, final pa- ,per in his application for pow er rights at Diamond Creek on .the Colorado River, as . this policy is considered fair and equitable, and to the best ad vantages of the people of Ari zona. . Card of Thanks. Never was I. so surprised nor so happy as when returning home June 28th, I found . my house, which had been destroy ed by fire, rebuilt. I hereby express the most heartfelt gratitude to Red Lake for so generously and .promptly com ing to my relief. TOM P. MATTOX. .. Mrs. T. Smith and daughter, Mildred, are expected home this week from Phoenix where Mildred has been attending the Tempe Normal School. Miss Mildred will teach in Williams this coming school year. IMPORTANT MEETING There will be a very impor tant meeting of the official" board of the Methodist Church after the evening service Sun day evening, July - 9. - Every official member of the . church is requested to be present. The other services of the day will be at the usual hour. Sunday school at 10:00. . Public worship 11:00. Theme Jesus the Miracle Worker. Evening service 8:00. Theme: The Fruit of Godly Sorrow. Everyone welcome.-- .