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WILLIAMS, COCONINO COUNTY, ARIZONA FRIDAY, JULY 28, 1922.
NO. 35.. Volume 30 OPEN FORUM Mr. Editor: In the last issue of your pa per Mrs. Sine in her article on j the high school question made the following- statement con cerning the Tucson schools: w "Tucson is building a high school to cost six hundred and fifty thousand dollars. This building is being erected on vONE city block. No play "ground is provided." I wrote a letter to C. E. Rose, Superintendent City Schools, Tucson and asked the follow ing questions and received the - following answers : 1. How many high school buildings has your district? Answer: one. 2. About what is the value of each building? Answer: Old building, poor. $750,000 bonds issued for new building. 3. About how much ground has each building? Answer: New building, nearly eight acres. - a 4. How much ground would you buy for $100,000 build ing if it cost $50 per acre if 75 rter cent of the students were less than one half mile from the building and the other 25 per cent less than three quar ters mile from the building, in case the ground is good level ground? Answer: Teh to fifteen acres for building, athletic field, etc. You will note from the above that instead of one city block in Tucson the new school will have nearly eight acres. The high school enrollment of Tucson is 639, and the school bonds $750,000. At this rate v Williams, could easily afford - the $100,000 for high school. I auote the following from fhe Coconino Sun of July 21, - 1922: - "Work on Flagstaff's new high school building will begin at once. W. P. Agren of Phoe nix was on Monday awarded the contract, which exclusive of plumbing, wiring and light- ing fixtures and 'painting, amounts to $123,600. The total cost exclusive of site, will be about $200,000. I The fifteen: acre School ground at Flagstaff cost $15,- 000, and the estimate to put this rough ground in shape for use is $10,000 additional. , Contract price :of the new high school at Jerome is $181, 000. The grounds cost $21,000 ad ditional. The enrollment of the Jerome high school is 76. Mrs. Sine states: "Bisbee high school is about half the size of the one in Douglas." I wrote the superintendent ol schools at Bisbe and obtained the following facts: Bisbee has a senior high school building worth $180,000 - and three junior high schools that cost a total of $140-000. The enrollment, of the Bisbee high school is 307. . Superin tendent of schools at -Bisbee advocates ten acres as sufficient for hierh school ground. If Flagstaff has fifteen acres at a cost of $25,000, Jerome grounds that cost $21,000 ; Tucson eight acres. Peoria 10 acres that cost $7,000, Scotts dale ten acres that cost $6,000 why should Williams build a r "J&h school on one half city block which would cost, prob ably, as much, as $5,000 when we have a good level ten acre site offered without cost? The ( architect tells me that it would cost 15 per cent more to build 9 "J? half block mentioned on the hill than it will cost on the ?"d 1 offer free to the school. Why pay 15 per cent more for the; building without a play ground and also additional for the ground on which the build incr is nlaceri ? '" i. We are oinS to vote on this - high school question iust as soon as we can get papers in shape so there will be no doubt in selling the bonds. So if any taxpayer has a different proposition thanthe one herein mentioned let ushave it and make it definite. Mine is FORMER JUDCE F. W. PERKINS SEEKS NOMINATION AGAIN Atty. F. W. Perkins, former ly judge of the Superior Court of Coconino County for a term of seven years, i again a can didate for the Republican nom ination for judge at the Sep tember primaries. Mr. Perkins is very well known in Williams and vicinity thru his former service . as judge of the Superior Court and also as one of the best known attorneys of the county. He has also had a wide business experience and is still connect ed with the livestock industry of the county especially as a sheep grower. He served for many years as Secretary-Treasurer of the Arizona Wool Growers Association which of fice he now holds. His resi dence has been continuously in Flagstaff for the past 19 years altho he has spent some time in Phoenix during the past two years. He was elected to the office of State Representative on the Republican ticket two years ago and spent several months in Phoenix a year ago last spring while serving in that office. Some time later he was asked to accept a po sition as Assistant Attorney General during the remainder of the official term. Think ing this would give him an op portunity to increase his know ledge of legal matters, he ac cepted and is now helping in the office of the Attorney Gen eral. He believes that his ex perience in this office coupled with his service as state legis lator have , added, to his quali fications for the position of Su perior Judge. During his former term as Judge of . the Superior Court Mr. Perkins established a rec ord for having fewer reversals in the Supreme Court than any .other Superior Judge in the state. He has a host of friends thruout the county who are re sponsible for his entering the race for the judgeship again as he had not anticipated run ning again until urged by them to. do so. Having entered the race he will make a special ef fort to meet as many of. the electors as possible before elec tion and will appreciate the support which they may give him. He is a strong candidate and one who. will give any op ponent a hard race. 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. BLOWED UP WITNESS IF MARTINEZ HANGS Phoenix, July 24. Warden Thomas H. Rynning of the state penitentiary is in a quan dary over two orders issued by the Santa Cruz county court. The first order received by him several weeks ago directs him to execute Manuel Martinez on August 18. The second, just issued, instructs the warden to deliver Martinez into -the cus tody of the Santa Cruz county sheriff so the condemned man may appear as a witness in a trial scheduled to begin August 28. Martinez, sentenced to die for. the murder of Postmaster and Mrs. J. Frank Pearson, is the principal witness against Placido Silvas, another alleged member of the robber band whose trial is set for August 28. In response to Mr. Rynning's request for advice, Attorney General W; J. Galbraith today said the warden cannot do otherwise than .carry out the first order unless a stay of ex ecution is granted. definite: A hundred thous and dollar bond issue with 10 acres of level land without cost. So if you want a dif ferent site tell us where it is, how much land and what it will cost. Be definite.- ---T. H. CURETON. WILLIAM WOODRIDGE HOCHGRAEF Williams Woodridge Hoch graef,a resident of Williams lor a number of years, died at the Benham ranch Monday July 24, as a result of tubercu losis. He had made a deter mined and courageous fight against this disease and seemed to be improving until but a few hours before his death. Due to his feeling better than usual, he tried to throw a calf which some -cowboys were going to brand and this unusual exertion-brought on a hemorrhage which was the direct cause of his death. The Funeral services held at the Methodist Church on Thurs day afternoon were conducted by Rev. Lowe. Following the services interment was made in the local cemetery. Williams Woodridge Hoch graef was born in Detroit, Mich., in July 15, 1881. He lived there until fifteen years ago when at the age of 25 he came west. He went first to Portland, Oregon, where he met and married Miss Mary Rigg. After several years spent in Oregon and a short stay in Southern California, Mr. and Mrs. Hochgraef and children came to Williams which has since been their home. One of the reasons for Mr. Hochgraef 's coming to Wil liams was the hope of benefit ing his health. He was em ployed as telegraph operator at the Western Union Telegraph until recently when he gave up that work and had accepted an offer to . trap predatory animals for the Perkins and Bankhead stock companies and was pre paring to start on a trapping expedition when his end cam.e "Bill' Hochgraef, as he was familiarly known, was a pleas ant man to meet. He had a cheerful and amiable dispo sition which made every au quaintance a friend. The wel fare of his family was first in his thoughts in the courageous fight which he made against the plague which had fastened it self upon his constitution. All the members of the community were hoping and praying that he might succeed in his fight All now join in extending their deepest sympathy to the moth er and three sons without a hus band and father. ... J. S. BUTTON CANDIDATE FOR REPUBLICAN NOMINATION "Judge" J. S. Button an nounces his candidacy for the Republican Nomination for Justice of the Peace of Wil liams precinct. While he is not now officially judge, the public persists in calling him judge and that being the case, he asks, why shouldn't the voters make him judge in fact, once more. Mr. Button is now well enough along in years that he is not able to take a job that carries with it hard and regular labor but his physical strength would be fully equal to the work of the office of Justice of the Peace. Mr. Button was elected to the office of Justice of the Peace four years ago and made a good race for the office two years ago. From the encour agement which he is receiving he believes that he will be able to make a yet stronger race this year. He wishes it under stood that the only work he will try to do in addition to per forming the duties of Justice of the Peace, in case he is elected, will be undertaking work which takes but little of his time and would not interfere with his giving full attention to the office of Justice. J. S.' Button is one "of the oldest residents of Williams and has always been one of the highly respected citizens of the town. He has a large number of friends who insist that he is entitled to another term in of fice and who will give him their hearty support at the coming primary. . . -: MRS. ADELAIDE WATSON Mrs. Adelaide Watson pass- i ed away at her home here Sat urday morning, July 22, after a severe illness of several weeks. Mrs. Watson had not ; been very well for a number of years, her advancing age weighing more and more heav ily upon her, but her loved ones hoped up to the last that they might be able to stay the hand of death for yet a few years longer and keep this loving soul with them. She breath ed her last only two months be fore her seventy-seventh birth day. The funeral service was con ducted Tuesday afternoon at the Parish House by Rev. H. H. Gillies. : Interment was made at the local cemetery. The large and beautiful floral offer ings attested the high esteem and love . which the community held for this kind and loving mother gone to her reward. Mrs. Adelaide Watson was born in Prince Edward County, Canada, September 20, 1845. Her parents soon moved to the United States and during the remainder of her life she lived continuously in this country. Her girlhood was spent along the Hudson, at Rochester. It was here that she met and mar ried Mr. Watson. Later they moved to Bay City, Michigan, where they resided until twelve years ago when Mrs. Watson and two childrnn came to Wil liams shortly after the death of Mr. Watson. The son, Roy Watson, then a young man grown, secured a position with the Saginaw & Manistee Lum ber Company and rapidly rose to yard foreman. The daugh ter, Miss Minnie Watson, is head of the Manual Training department of the Williams schools. Mrs. Adelaide Watson was a natura1 . home maker always welcoming friends and neigh bors to her hearth and making them comfortable there. This was her sphere and she de lighted in it. - Her pleasant, cheerful disposition won her a host of friends who always felt welcome at the Wats6n home. She held the place of high adoration in the hearts of her children which is the coveted goal of every true mother and they fondly, hoped that her life might be spared yet a few years longer that they might have her with them altho she had already passed the allotted three score and ten. She had been affiliated with the Episco pal Church from her childhood and was a conscientious and un tiring worker. Her death marks the passing on of a kind and loving soul and her loss is greatly felt by all who knew her. Babbitts were unloading a carload of brand new Fords Wednesday. .Methodist Episcopal Church W. I. Lowe, Pastor. Sunday school 10 :00 Classes for all. Public worship 11:00 Theme, How to answer questions. Evening service 8 :00. Theme Seeing the Invisible. Everybody invited. A Word of Thanks. We take this means of thanking the many kind friends who have assisted in making it possible for our dear daughter and sister to secure the special care in a sanitarium which she so much needed. ; We can not begin to . express the joy and gratitude and hope which fills our hearts as a result of your generosity and kind assistance. We can only pray for God's richest blessings upon all . of you and hope that in your days of trial you will find yourselves surrounded by friends as loyal and true as those who have helped us. MRS. ANNA MILLER AND FAMILY. f JUDGE J. E. JONES SEEKS RE-ELECTION J. E. Jones, Judge of the Su perior Court of Coconino Coun ty, has announced his candi dacy for the democratic nomi nation for the office of Judge. During his four year tenure in this office Mr. Jones has devot ed his undivided attention to the duties and work of the of fice and he has a great deal of commendation from attorneys and others who have transact ed business in the office for the way in which he has kept the court work right up to the minute. This is a particular ly good showing in view of the fact that the work of the office has nearly doubled during the past four years. Judge Jones has made a special effort to keep down the expenses of his office during his term and he feels that he has made a very creditable showing in this line. The Judge is of the opinion that in these trying times every public official should make a special effort to keep down official ex load on the taxpayers as light penses in order to make the as possible and he has kept this need of economy constant ly in mind in the administra tion of his office. J. E. (more familiarly known as Eddie) Jones is one of the County's "Old Timers" and thruout his long residence here he has been active in public life and has won a host of friends who are anxious to see him re-elected. He is always pleasant to meet and endeavors to conduct his office in an im partial manner and with equal consideration for all regardless of their station in life. , Judge Jones is a strong candidate and will make a formidable competitor . for the office against any. opponent. S. O. MILLER FOR JUSTICE OF PEACE S. O. Miller tossed his cap into the political ring this week and is out after the Republican nomination for Justice of the Peace of Williams precinct. S. O. needs no introduction to the people of Williams and vicinity as he is an old time res ident and is one of the most widely known men of the com munity. He has decided views as to how the office of Justice cf the Peace should be conduc ted and wants it known that if nominated and elected he will make a business of conducting the office efficiently. "Yes, Sir", declared Mr. Mil ler when interviewed, "If I get the office I will devote my whole time to it and wont be trying to run any business on the side. I will be at my of fice every day and will be found there whenever wanted. I don't boast of having made any great financial success in business foe myself but I have always rendered good service wherever I have been employed and I am sure that I can give the county good service in the office of Justice of the Peace. There is an advantage in hav ing a man for a public office who has not made a big finan cial success elsewhere for if he has he will be continually neg lecting his office and looking after his private business." That is the substance of "Sam's" platform. He talks like he means what he says and what he says sounds good. As for politics, he is a republican and is out for the Republican nomination at the September primaries. I have installed a complete photo finishing outfit at . my home on Taber St. I am pre pared to do finishing for plate camera or kodak. Previous to this I have had several years of experience. For proof of my work I will, up to the 15th cf August , develop all films free where one print or more is made from-each negative. MRS. H. DIAL. WARD PLEASES WILLIAMS AUDIENCE The political campi;;n in Coconino County opecc 1 last. Friday night at the Sultana. Theatre, when a large .;;d very interested audience was ad dressed by Hon. Charles B Ward, Democratic candidate for Governor. In opening his address Mr. Ward entered into an expla nation of the conditions which led the Democratic State , Central Committee to call a precindt primary election for the selection of delegates to attend the Tucson conference, where a state ticket was selec ted to be placect before the Democratic voters of the state for their approval at the forth coming primary election to be held in September. Every possible phase of this matter was amply and ably discussed by Mr. Ward. Discussing state affairs, Mr. Ward brought forth a loud shout of laughter and applause when he asked if the people of Williams recalled the vehem ent denunciation the state's possession of a single automo bile brought forth four years ago, and compared that con dition with the present, when state cars are hardly able to find parking space around the capitol grounds. Evidently encouraged by this sally at promised Republican "econ omy", Mr. Ward entered into a lengthy discussion of state finances . and taxation. He made many friends by his state ment that, while he would not promise to do it all by himself, but if elected he would exert his every effort and the use of his influence to repair the one and reduce the other. . In closing, Mr. Ward re viewed his services to his par ty in the state. , How: in 1918: he had been importuned -- to become a candidate for Gov ernor, and again in 1920; how he refused those flattering so licitations and went forth to support the party nominees; how he refused to become. a candidate for the recommen dation for Governor by the Tucson conference, but that despite his efforts to avoid ;it, the conference endorsed him anyhow ; that, having received this endorsement at the hands of a duly constituted and rep resentative body of members of his party, he felt it to be his duty to abide by its decision. Mr. Ward is a pleasing and forceful speaker. He made many friends here by his ad dress, and it is safe prediction that there will be no disposition to "challenge" him for a joint discussion of state affairs from . any source whatever. Card of Thanks. We take this means of thanlr ing the many kind neighbors and friends who have been such a help and comfort to us during the illness and death of" our husband, father and broth er, Mr. William W. Hochgraef. Words' cannot - thank you enough for your assistance,, your beautiful floral offerings? and your words of sympathy. Mrs. Mary Hochgraef and family Mr. G. C. Rigg, and family . Clumsy Dancer Poor Hubby London, July 25.- -A girl in a police court: "I did have a sweetheart hut he took me to a. dance, and I found how clumsy a man could be. That finished it". 1 Mrs. Steve Quinn, after visit ing friends in town for a few days, left Wednesday for her home at Grand Canyon. She was accompanied by Margaret: Drennan who will spend a few weeks visiting with her. FOR SALE Chandler seven? passenger touring car. at aarv-. gain. First Class runninjr or der. BOBBY BURNS! V