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Tentorial Ub'ry
Volume 30
NO. 42.
The results of the school
' bond election held here Satur
day, September9, give assur
ance that this part of Coconino
'County is soon to have the
much needed high school build
ing. The vote went "strongly
against the bond issue as pro
posed but an analysis of the
vote clearly indicates that once
a few of the .confusing legal
complications thrown about
the case are definitely cleared
away, a bond issue for the need
ed high school building will go
through with a strong majority.
The one big question which
has not yet been definitely set
tled is that as to the country
districts within the original
bounds of Williams SchooL Dis
trict No. 2 being included in
the bonded territory if the
bonds were vote. Indentical
ly the same case came up when
Flagstaff school district No. 1
voted bonds for a new high
school building there about! a
year ago. At the -Flagstaff
election the polls were thrown
i . i i ? 1 1
open to uie taxpayers irom an
the surrounding country dis
tricts and many from the coun
try districts voted. The ?enti
ment for a High School build-
ing was so strong that no pro-
1 est was raised. However a
friendly suit was brought in
court in order to validate the
bonds. This done the bonds
' -were sold without difficulty and
the high school building is now
being constructed. Those who
- voted for the bonds here last
" Saturday voted with the expec
tat ion that if the bonds carried
he i e the same rase would rule
' -with District No. 2. However,
there were many boosters for a
high school building who voted
agamst the bond issue last Sat-
torriey general bore no weight.
He ruled that th- rax must .have
been paid during 1921 and it
did not matter wnether tiiat tax
might be for the year 1900 or
for the year 1921. Mr.
Mathews agreed with Mr.
Reese and the election was con
ducted accordingly. Such a rul
ing cut off voters both pro and
con and may not have altered
the result of the election but it
might furnish grounds for a
contest since a voter who had
paid his 1921 tax during the
present year would have the
opinion of the Attoney General
of the State to support him in
his demand for a right to vote.
The next important question
v hich came up was that of the
right of taxpayers from country
d-ftricts. to participate in the
election. Mr. Reese and Mr.
Mathews ruled that the resi
dents of country districts could
noc vote and m that way the
country vote was shut out.
Naturally the farmers who had
made it a point to come to town
Saturday in order to participate
in the election were Jbadly dis- j
appointed. They are now re
solved that if they cannot vote
on a matter of concern to the
Williams high school depart
ment of District No. 2, they will
no longer pay taxes to support
that district, as they have been
doing. If they are not in Dis
trict No. 2 then they have been
illegally taxed.
After these two! important
decisions had been made by
the judges it was conceded by
everyone that the bond issue
was lost. " Had it carried, it
would have caused a contest
and long drawn and expensive
legal bickerings. -The general
i conclusion of many boosters
Incomplete returns give Ex
governor Hunt a lead over his
opponent, Charles B. Ward,
which is so large as to leave no
doubt as to the outcome of the
primary election for governor.
Hunt's nomination is conceded
by Ward who sent the follow
ing letter to his opponent:
Phoenix, Arizona,
Sept. 13, 1922.
Hon. G. W. P. Hunt,
Phoenix, Arizona.
Dear Sir:
The returns show that you
are chosen the nominee for gov
ernor on the Democratic ticket.
I congratulate you and will sup
port you in the election.
I could not call you on the
'phone on account of having
lost my voice in the speaking
Yours sincerely,
Hunt's lead is variously esti
mated at from 3,000 to 4,000.
- .doubt as to whether the countrv ft?111 sh9o1 f?
districts could be legally includ- rt YVll! tfJi?
ed m the call. In a number of t , I
SSeS e i SchooL There ld be
:bt?edrtBd no -tion about including the
against the bond issue because coQunti3l JSL 1 ?Vifj
-they had become convinced f r n1: H8n h hool
. . i v, . , - . - , , , and all who want to see trie
n?h?fnlny dlstrict could . high school building want to
not be included. I seethe country districts, includ-
The election was called Sentiment in the country
promptly at 9 o'clock. Two of districts seems to be strongly
the .nidges, Geo. Rounseville in favor of a Union High School.
and Ed Easton did not appear
on time and R. M. Reese and The final vote was 102
Geo. Mathews were sworn in as against 37 for the bond issue.
judges instead. The election ' While the bonds were de-
.then proceeded. The first
,impoi?tant legal question' to
come up was that as to whether
a man must have paid his 1921
'!a?:es regardless as to when
they were paid so long as they
wore at the time he went to
. vote; or whether a voter must
have paid a tax during 1921.
The office of the Attorney Gen-
eral had given a written opin
ion on this point to the effect
feated, boosters of the high
school feel elated more than
discouraged. It seems assured
that a Union High School prop
osition would carry with a good
majority. Flagstaff got the
equivalent of a Union High
School by putting thru the
same sort of bond issue that
was submitted here Saturday.
If that does not suit Williams
School District No.. 2 but
that in order to vote a taxpayer j Union High School does suit,
must have paid his 1921 taxes J then let it be a Union High
and it was immaterial when he
ha. paid them so longa3 they
were paid at the time when the
voter cast his ballot. Judge
I. W. Cureton held with the
Attorney General but to R. M.
Reese the opinion of a mere at-
School proposition. What this
community needs is a good
high school building. It is im
material whether it be under
the form of a Union High
School or a high school in dis
trict No. 2.
There were few contests
for nomination for county of
fice. In most cases each of the
two political' parties had but
one candidate for each office.
The exceptions were in the
case of the office of county attor
ney and sheriff. F. M. Gold
present County Attorney, dem
ocrat, was out for third term
and was opposed by Frank Har
rison, also a democrat. Har
rison won by a wide margin.
The republicans have no can
didate and hence the nomina
tion is almost equivalent to elec
tion so far as the office of coun
ty attorney is concerned.-
Both the Republicans and the
Democrats had a contest on for
the office of sheriff. John
Francis, democrat, won out
over Billy Mullen by a good
margin, altho Mullen pulled a
good vote. Sheriff W. A.
Campbell won over his oppon
ent, Frank H. Patton, his record
being too much for Paton to
overcome. Paton like a- good
sport, says that since Campbell
is the choice of the party he is
going to get out and work for
There were no other contests
for county office except in the
Flagstaff Supervisoral districts,
but there are now two contes
tants for most offices to go be
fore the voters m November.
The candidates are as follows :
For Judge of Superior Court
J. E. Jones, D.
F. W. Perkins, R.
For Supervisoral District No. 3
R. E. Taylor, D.
Wm. H. Campbell, R.
For County Clerk
Tom L. Rees, D. Only candidate.
There never was such a
crowd at a country dance be
fore as at the barn dance at
the W. E. Morgan Ranch, in
Garland Prairie, last Saturday
night. They were there from
Ash "Fork, Flagstaff and Wil
liams and all over the country.
It 's estimated that four hund
red people attended the dance.
80 cars were counted. Our
worthy Judge of the Superior
Court, District Attorney, Sher
iff, County Superintendent of
Schools, and, in fact, all of the
political candidates for office,
with two or three exceptions,
were there, and took part in
the festivities. Sheriff Bill
Campbell, Hugh Campbell and
others pased around candy and
cigars amongst the crowd.
There was a prize waltz, in
which W. E. Morgan and his
niece, Miss Frances Coleman,
tied with Mr. and Mrs. George
Johnson. The big barn was
crowded, but there was some
thing doing every minute, and
every one enjoyed a good big
time. An excelent lunch was
served in cafeteria style at mid
night, consisting of meat sand
wiches, heaps f o roasting ears,
cake, coffee, pickles, etc. Over
six dozen loaves of bread were
made into sandwiches to satisfy
the hungry crowd. Mr. and
Mrs. Morgan are to be con
gratulated on the excellent and
efficient manner in which the
big dance was handled. This
may be the last big dance of
the season. In fact, there will
probably not be another like it
until the next political '.cam
paign, when it is hoped that
Bill will do it all over again.
A nice neat two room bunga
low has just been completed,
as the teacherage for the Pitt-
man Valley School.
Charlie Burton will start dip
nig his "sheep in a day or two
t his dipping Vat in Pittman
Charlie Hasenzhal has just
finished a neat looking garaee
at Maine, at the junction of the
Canyon road with the Highway.
Charlie says he is prepared to
doctor most any kind of auto
...The Williams Town Council i will be gone into thoroly Am
is working on a plan which may other souces of water Wj1! also
work out a solution of the mu
nicipal water problem without
cost to the taxpayers. The
plan is to interest the Santa Fe
and the Saginaw in combining
with the town to secure the
water" which all three need.
Engineer McDonald, an expert
on water questions is now in
conference with the Santa Fe
Officials in Chicago on this mat
ter. It is expected that he
will return to Williams in two
or three weeks with a report
on what attitude the Santa Fe
takes on the proposal.
. If the railroad and the mill
show a disposition to cooperate
with the city in working out a
solution of this problem the first
step will be the making of a
complete water survey of the
country about Williams. Big
Springs will be measured, the
country south of Williams will
be looked into and its possible
yield of water determined and
the construction of a big reser
voir in the canyon in which the
present Gity reservoir is located,
be investigated. Wtih this
information on hand it wilL
then be possible to determine
which possible solution wil)
yield an ample supply of suit
.able water at the smallest cost. .
It is probable that the Santa,
Fe may be interested to the ex
tent of supplying the funds
necessary to finance whatever
project is undertaken after
much the same manner as they
did with the Flagstaff project.
If so it will then be possible f oir
the town to pay for the project
thru the sale of water and in
this way come to own the pro
ject witout the necessity of ad
ditional bonded indebtedness.
The prospect for the solution
of the' town's water problem is
the brightest it has been at any
time in the history of the town..
The citizens of the town as well
as the members of the Town
Council will await with interest
the return -of engineer McDon
ald of Burns & McDonald with
a report from his conference
with the Santa Fe officials.
The Williams schools opened
Tuesdav September 5, and at
the end of the first week the
reports handed in by the teach
ers showed the following num
ber in attendance :
First grade American,
Mrs. Frances Mehl teacher
First prade Mexican. Miss
Zella Jones teacher
First grade Mexican, Miss
Mildred Smith teacher
Second grade American, Miss
Aphra Anderson, teacher 1 1
Second grde Mexican. Miss
M. A. Gordon, teacher 28
Th;rd Grade. Miss
Coleman Lake road is now
in fairly good shape and invites
autoists to enjoy one of the
most beautiful drives in this
great mountain country Many
motorists are already planning
Sunday picnics to be spread
beneath the giant pines along
the shores of beautiful Cole
man Lake. Have you seen Cole
man Lake this year? If not
you should go out and look it
over and compare its possibili
ties with those of other North
ern Arizona lakes." Why not
plan a visit to the Lake next
Some day Coleman Lake will
A very interesting and suc
cessful meeting of farmers and
their families was held Sunday,
Sept. 10, at the Doney Park'
Community House, Over a hun
dred persons were - present.
Williams, Bellemont, and
Spring Valley were represent
ed. A very interesting and in
structive talk on the economy
and advantages of co-operative
marketing was given by Prof."
T. H. Cureton of Williams, af
ter which the marketing plans
for this fall's crop were thoroly
Hisciistsed hv the officers of the
become as famous as Mormon Marketing Association and ap-
Lake. Why not hasten that
day by getting together and
putting a few hundred dollars
into developing the lake this
autumn? The thing which is
needed most of all is a little
drainage work to increase the
amount of water running into
the lake. A few hundred dol
lars would-be sufficient to in
crease the drainage into the
lake from twenty-five to fifty
per cent. Why not do it now
so that the winter's' snows may
fill the lake to the full capacity
of the dam ?
PM-hl TCit-V Wlior 37
m l J -i i 1 j f w :
r or uouniy superintendent oi Fourth grade. Miss
Rv..H. H. Gillies, Rector.
Sunday, September 17th.
1 1 :00 A. M. Morning Prayer
New Tailor Shop in Town
- Messrs. Hood & Humphries
are preparing to open a tailor
shop in the Sultana Building in
the room fnrmprlv rrrMirifH Vi-v
.the Glaros Jewelry Shop. These and sermon. ,
-gentlemen plan to install the ! Strangers cordially invited to j
very latest in electrical machin- our services. j
ery. They expect to be -ready FOR SALE 5 room modern j
to ODen for business in another! V,rwi fnTTiishpH or- nnfnrnipd.
, ' ' ' " 7 I
Mrs. Charlotte Acker, D.
Miss Virginia Lockett, R.
For County Treasurer:
. Mrs. Anna Frohmiller, D.
Wm. Rudd, R. and Ray
Prochnow were written in on
a few ballots.
For County Recorder:
Eugene Phelan, D.
Howard Marine. R.
For County Assessor:
Wm. Beeson, R. No opposit
ion in either party.
For State Senator:
H. E. Campbell. D.
S. B. Gilliland, R.
For State Representative :
Erie M. Poison, It. No oppo-
Minnie Anderson, teacher 43
Fifth grade. Mrs. .
Katherine Benham, teacher 36
Sixth grade. Miss Pauline
Jones teacher 22
Hih School Derrtrr-nt
Mrs. Georgia Bly. Miss Annie
Jaggard, Miss Evelyn Dun
can. Mis- Edna Ritzenthaler,
and Mr. L. B. Britt, teachers
Seventh grade 22
Thth grade
T'"nth grade
Tenth prade 1 f
.Eleventh grade 16
Twelfth grade 6
The total in the hi eh school
r!erpT-trnnt ?t the close of the
first week was 93. The enrnll-
The last trophy shoot of the
season will be held by the Wil
liams Gun Club on the fourth
Sunday of this month, the 24th, i and that she expected to mar
at the Gun Club Grounds. There Vft as manv more.
are fourteen entrants who have NOTE: The rarmers of the.
rroved bv the farmers. Ware
housing. was taken up and stock
liberally subscribed, some of
the largest growers stating that"
they would take $500.00 each
if need be to put the warehouse
over, work on which will begin
as'soon as possible in the spring.
The ladies of Doney Park and
vicinity proved themselves the
peers of the ladies of Spring;
Valley. The spread set before
the larere crowd proved this.
One special fe'ature of-the din
ner was real ripe tomatoes
grown and prepared by Mrs
Swanson of Black Bill Park
This tended to refute the idea
that tomatoes can't be grown
in the vicinity of Flagstaff. Mrs.
Swanson stated that she had
sold $37.00 worth of ripe toma
toes, that her vines were loaded
sition. received a heavy vote. 1 ment of the senior high school
JO MY PUPILS. I will open
my studio at Mrs. Arthur Grif
th's home, Tuesday, Septem
ber 26th. Teaching days, Tues
days and Fridays. Get your les
son hours arranged by Satur
day the 23rd. Tel. 9R3.
piano it wanted. lvo lots,
! garage, good out sheds, good
cistern water, property in good
shape m every way.
at News office.
Ve loan Kodaks FREE
Williams Precinct
In Williams precinct there
were contests in both parties,
for the offices of Justice of the
Peace and Constable. In the
democratic nrimarv Geo. Mc-
Inquire dougall won out by a small ma-p9-8.
jority over his opponent. R. D.
' Mitchell. In the Republican
w?. 49.
The total
was 360.
yet to complete their score for
the tournament and a great
deal of interest is centered o;
the results of the coming con
test. Three men have already
completed the 300 birds.
Clifford A. Ray broke 258
bluerocks out of his 300. His
handican score is 273. ' This
22 gives him an actual breakage
1'7 ; norppnf qotp nf Rfi anrl a handi
cap per centage of 91.
Chas. Whitfield broke 259
out of 300 giving him a handi
cap score of 274. His actual
percentage is 86.3 and his han
dicap percentage is 91. $t
Jerry White broke 234 giv-
; ing him a handicap score ot
the whole j 274. His actual percentage is
West End of the county, are
gratified to know that their
neighbors of the East End are
so loyal to the general cause.
Mrs. Robert Burns has just
completed having her house on
Grant Street dressed with a
new coat of paint. The build
, ings are painted white with
: steel gray trimming. The
fence was also included in the
! general paint-up campaign at
her residence.
o o o
Jesse L. Boyce desires to
thank his friends, who believe
in his moral character and abil
ity as a Tax Commissioner, for
7s onH h; mnHi?fln nprrentasre ! their splendid support in the
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sell fresh films at pre war prices ; race, J. S. Button is leading S.
give you an 8x10 enlargement
Best of Kodak work furnished
every day at RATCLIFF'S
O. Miller by a few votes with a
few precincts yet to hear from.
In the contests for constable
the race between Geo. Patten
is close and rests with the pre
cincts not yet in. Jacob Buss
is leading Joe McDaniels for
the Republican nomination for
At Grand Canyon R. P. Gil- i Hudson, Robt. Hodgins, Der-
oi - recent election.
The men who are expected coo
to complete the tournament LOST Black and white cat,
score at the next shoot are: black nose. Knows name of
John Boyd, Chas. Button, W. Bill. Reward. Notify C. C.
K. Case, A. M. Dawson, J, n, Lii&ar, night ticket agent, ban-
liland and Bert Lmzon the only
candidates for Justice of the
Peace and Constable were nom
inated, which is virtually equiv-
and E. H. Merritt, Democrats ! alent to election.
.mont Melick, Erie Melick, P.
A. Melick, Vergil Merritt, J. L.
Middleton. Raleigh Reese,
Claude Shaul and Chas Wick-ens.
ta fe.
Matz ranch of 160 acres at Gar
land Prairie. Call-atNews-office
for particulars. 9-1

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