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FRIDAY. SEPT. 15, 1922.
THE WILLIAMS NEWS. THE WILLIAMS NEWS F. E. Wells, Publisher. Subscription rate Per year Single copy $2.50 .10 Published every Friday m the year at Williams, Coconino County, Arizona. Entered at the Post Office at Williams, Arizona, as second class mail matter. SCHOOL ELECTION ENCOURAGING that. The general yield of grain is poor with an exception here and there. Spuds muse be made the leading crop if the farmers of this section are to make agriculture really pay. o HIGHER EDUCATION FOR FARM BOYS AND GIRLS TRULY MARVELS OF NATURE Immense Trees in Calaveras Grove California, Worth Trip Across Country to See. The farmer is playing an in creasingly importont part in the development of our young The results of the school bond election held last Satur day are very encouraging to those who are anxious to see "Williams progress. " While the bond issue was defeated it ap pears that the defeat was net due to opposition to a high school but to the fear that the call would not include all of the original District No. 2. Senti ment seems to favor the orga nization of a high school dis trict that will embrace all of the districts within the original bounds of school district No. 2. While it has been the custom of the assessor, Tax Collector, County Superintendent of Schools and Supervisors to treat Williams School District No. 2 as including the districts that have been organized within the original hounds of the district many voters found reason to doubt if the country dfstricts can be held or taxed as a part of District No. 2. This doubt of the legality of including the country districts as a part of District No. 2 was the chief contributing feature in the de feat of the bonds. The senti ment of the voters seems to be strongly in favor of a Union High School district. It ap pears, that the organization of such a district would gain the end sought by all who want to see the New High School Build ing that of bringing in all of the original territory covered by distrirt No. 2 into one high school district. . -"" Further action awaits a court decision on the legality of tax ing farmers in neighboring dis tricts to suport the high school department of District No. 2. o . There seems to be a good One of the most interesting sight seeing- places in California for the nature lover is Calaveras grove, fam ous for the grandeur and age. of its big trees. The grove is privately owned and is in a small valley near the head waters of the San Antonio, at an elevation of 4,702 feet. In the grove are ten trees, each 30 feet in tti TTm -.V., Williomc aT-o ammeter ana more tnan seventy trees UCIWWU lil M 1111 OIF 1 trt 111 U1U III tTl TL - One of the. trees, now down, "the father of the forest," must have been 4SO feet high and 40 feet in diameter, according to a New York Times writer. In 1853 one of the largest trees, 92 feet in circumference and over 300 feet high, was cut down. Five men worked 25 days felling it, using large augers. The stump of this tree has been smoothed off and now accomo dates 32 dancers. In 1858 a newspaper, the Big Tree Bulletin, was printed there. Near the srump Is a section of the tree 25 feet In diameter and 20 feet long; beyond lies the immense trunk as it fell, measuring 302 feet from the base to the extremity. Upon this was situated a barroom and tenpln alley. stretching along Its upper surface for a distance of 81 feet, affording ample space for two alley beds side by side. strong for progress and in the years to come are destined to be leaders in bringing the pros- l perity which is to bless this county. One of the proofs of this statement lies in their at titude on school affairs. They, are for better schools and they propose to use those schools. They want their children to en joy the benefits of a high school as a minimum in education and a large per cent of the farmer boys and girls will receive a collge education as well. There is a great future ahead for the farming industry of this section and the present progressive farmers are determined to edu cate their sons and daughters so that the next generation will see the farm industry advanced by university men and women educated and trained to step out into the business world and cope with men and women of equal ability and training in other branches of -industrial life. "The day of the "hayseed" is past and in his stead is the new farmer a broad business man. ine iarmer is ana long has been the backbone of the nation but the honor and re muneration attached to func tioning as that part .in the anat omy t)f the nation's structure are no longer sufficient to satis fy the American farmer. He aspires to compete with Wall Street in supplying the brains that run the affairs of the na tion and Wall Street is begin ning to worry about the "Farm Bloc" and other indications of the awakening of the American farmer. Coconino farmers are marching in the foremost ranks of the army of modern agriculturists, and one of their.. banners bears the inscription, "Higher Education for Farm Boys and Girls." TEXAS ONCE SISTER NATION Interesting to Recall Time When the Great State Was an Inde pendent Republic. chance that, the troublesome water problem may be worked out without the necessity of levying additional taxes. ' The Town Council is now conf er ing with the Santa Fe Railway Company and the Saginaw & Manistee Lumber Company in an effort to get united action on the water question. The old water company- which -owned the Williams Water System be fore it became municipally owned, had" nearly completed, arrangements with the Santa Fe wherebv the Santa Fe Rail way Co. would contract to take a specified amount of water each year at a specified price on the condition that a dam with a depth of 100 feet were erected to impound a sufficient amount of water. A bonding company offered to supply the necessary funds and take the Santa Fe water payments . in payment for their bonds. This would leave the city water for its own use at rip cost. After twenty years the town would own the dam and the revenue from the Santa Fe would then go int5 the city treasury. If some such plan as this could be put thru the town of Williams would have its greatest prob lem solved. Coconino County had a real spud crop this year. Reports from practically every section of the country indicate that the yield will be one of the best ever harvested, and the acreage is by far the largest ever plant ed to spuds in this country. It now remains for the farmers to carefully grade every sack of potatoes marketed. If that is done, this year's crop will go a long way toward giving Coco nino potatoes the good name which will .eventually make them sell above all other spuds grown this side of Colorado. The farmer who fails to grade his potatoes carefully will hurt himself and his neighbors, too. President- Harding has now had a solid republican congress for a year and a half. Can you picjc out one bit of legisla tion which this administration has put thru that is of benefit to the workers of the nation r Wall Street has been favored a plenty, but the working men and the farmers are not satis fied. All indications point to a democratic landslide in No vember. A return to demo cratic davs would be welcomed .alike by laborers and farmers. today. When those two groupes of citizens pull togeth er, who shall stand against them? The present season is one more proof that potatoes are the crop for this farming sec tion. There will be hay enough for local use but prob ably little if any more that The national harvest of farm crops this year is far above last year's in cotton, corn and ha v and but slightly less in wheat, rice and peanuts. If the needy nations of Europe were only able to purchase this crop the bountiful yield would he a treat blessine to the American farmer. However, if this bountiful yield is allowed to glut the American market with out any considerable outlet to other nations, the farmers will nrobably resort once more to burning corn and they will have a hard time getting enough out of other crops to meet the cost of production. o What Some Republican Papers Think of the Administration (From the Des Moines (Iowa) Register (Rep.) July 11-22 The new administration is onlv one year old and yet dis credited. (From Springfield (Mass.) Re publican, June 6, 192-2) The President has waited nearly a year and a half before seriously functioning as the leader of his party in Congress, and his first venture will be a Ihelancroly one if his heart is really set upon the enactment I of the (ship) subsidy bill. j when Washington, capital of the United Stages, was little more than a village of mud streets between 1836 and 1846, says a bulletin of the Na tional Geographical society, Austin was a similar world capital, the seat of government of the independent re public of Texas,, which for ten years, Immediately after independence had been won from Mexico, existed as the fellow-nation of the United States. Ministers and special envoys were ac credited to the republic by the United States, and half a dozen or more of the lending nations of Europe, and the forms and amenities of world diplo macy were carried out punctiliously in the little capital. Austin preserves a memory of the only republic to. enter the. United States in the name of its principal street. Congress avenue. Along this thoroughfare were situated the con gressional halls of the nation. At the head of this avenue, on the crest of a commanding hill, is the present state eapitol. Its architecture, like that of many other state capitols, is largely borrowed from the eapitol at Wash ington, and it is almost as extensive, being the largest of the forty-eight statehouses. Serve Car Owners Ooday JN the early days of automobile i contests, Barney Oldfield out to win every race studied tires. His consistent success led other drivers to ask for tires constructed to his specifications. Twenty years of road and track victories with a steady and increas ing demand for tires as he built them convinced Barney Oldfield that these speed tests pointed the way to a better tire for everyday use. The enthusiasticreception of Old field Cords by the public proved he was right. Scores of the most prominent dealers in the country and many thousands of car owners, experienced in the use of tires bear witness by their decided preference that Oldfield is doing a bigger and better job of tire making. This volume, handled in an effec- ture and distribution, has resulted in price quotations far below what you'd expect on tires known to be better built and more enduring. Practically every important race event for three years has been won on Oldfields. The Wichita Test Run in which an entire set of Oldfield Cords covered 34,528 miles on rough roads proves the mettle of the Most Trustworthy Tires Built in every day driving. The Master Driver and Tire Builder has given the public a new standard of tire wear and tire cost a true economy that every car owner . should know about. ( Your Oldfield dealer has these facts talk to him. Mill Stilt mm trve way in every phase of manufac- i-jv JTH It 1 1 THE WHITE. GAKAGE OF INTEREST TO THE IJOUSEWIrt ' What Poetry la Not. Attitudes towards poetry are as various as its kinds. And the reader must have thought oveif" these at titudes when he considered the prob lem of creating an audience or becom ing part of one, says Jeannette Marks In the North American Review. Some excellent people, not Ill-educated either, look upon poetry as one of the ele gancies of life, withal a little' super fluous. Others think poetry is sugar- water. It is, sometimes. So are some people, and there are no federal laws for putting them out of the way. Some men and women regard poetry as sentimental nonsense. In that It might be said, certain types of poetry are like any cross-section of human nature to be found anywhere. The most damaging of all attitudes is that which holds that poetry is inimical to the facts of life and of science. Some poetry is. The greatest poetry. speaking the common speech of com mon human experience and love for nature, never is. Sulphur Rains. Strange stories are sometimes told of the wonderful things that have fallen In rainstorms. Occasionally It Is frogs, again it Is splashes of blood, or some mineral such as sulphur. Fr quently there Is a foundation for these stories, and investigation furnishes an explanation of the phenomena. At Bordeaux for many years, in April and May, so-called "rains of sulphur" have been noticed, when the earth becomes spotted with what seem to be patches of sulphur brought down by the rain. This phenomenon was not long ago the subject of a scientific Investigation, and it was shown that the supposed sulphur was really the yellow pollen of a species of pine, large forests of which exist south and south west of Bordeaux. The rains referred to occur at the time of the flowering of the pines, the pollen of which must be carried . to a great height In the; air. Use one egg to one cupful of milk for soft custard. Use one-half level teaspoon ful of soda for each cupful of sour milk. Use one tablespoonful -granulated gelatin for one pint liquid if cooled on ice. When packing away white goods. wrap them In blue paper or In a cloth that has been colored In bluing and they will not turn yellow. To prevent salt from lumping mix It with cornstarch In the proper pro portions of three tablespoonfuls of cornstarch to one cupful of salt. 1 - Never place dishes or utensils which have contained custard, gela tin, egg or starchy 'food "directly into- water ) scrape thoroughly first and rinse in cold water. A great convenience is a shelf at the head of the cellar stairs where the things belonging to the cellar and in constant use can be kept, saving many steps In the day's work. When buying a house dress choose pne with pockets. The pockets are handy when the dress is new and make excellent patches when needed. The more pockets the more patches. RAISINS MAKE PLAIN DISHES ATTRACTIVE Becoming More Popular in Al most Every Home. Sugar Content . la Practically Predl geeted and la Favored for Build ing Up Exhausted Energy Flavor Is Delicious. Because of their valuable iron-content, delicious flavor and economy raisins are becoming more and more popular in most every home.' The ad dition of raisins to every-day foods makes them mose tasty, . and of greater health benefit. .Many housewives have discovered, too, that by flavoring with raisins' they can popularize bread in their homes. The luscious sauce formed from the sugar of the raisins when they are in a loaf of -bread- permeates the dough with a rich raisin flavor. The sugar, in practically predlgested form in raisins, is quickly turned into renewed vitality. When you are over worked and tired, it is because you have exhausted your energy. Then you need energizing nutriment, and a food like raisins, rich in sugar, wili often revitalize you. Organic iron, so plentiful in raisins, makes red blood. The blood . assimi lates it readily and none ef the di gestive organs are taxed. For build ing up enduring strength and energy, there Is probably no food combining this function with such a delicious flavor as raisins. Many plain foods that you serre regularly can be made more attractive? to every member of your household and more beneficial in a healthful vay'by adding raisins. This Is espe cially" true in -warm weather, when the excessive heat saps so much- of your energy. Try raise, bread. It popularity tn yeur home and Its aMlfcfy te replenish tired people toward the end of a warm day. wW surprise yon. L411 4roimd le House Ex-Governor Hunt has the democratic nomination for gov ernor of Arizona by a large matjority. His election as next governor of Arizona is assured for in - addition to the strong support of his own party he will draw the labor vote of the Re publican party. Odd Displays of Politeness. The forms of courtesy and civility In Far Ra stern countries have always been of the most extravagant nature. Abraham bowed himself to the ground to show his respect to strangers. So much time was taken up with po lite salutation it is no wonder that when Elisha sent- his servant in great haste on an errand he warned him, "If thou meet any mau salute him not, and If any man salute thee answer him not again," there being no time to waMe in ceremony. The Arab of today begins to bow as soon as he perceives a friend In the distance, inquires over and over again regarding the health of the ' family, kisses hl - own -hand. Usees bis friend's Iteard .and gives titutoka to Allah that - they are ence Jsvore permitted to meet. Salt and vinegar will remove stains from teacups. A wooden potato masher is an excel lent utensil for cretuting butter and sugar. White ot egg applied to a burn will exclude the air and prevent inflamma tion. To remove the odor of onions pour a little vinegar ' into the frying pan while it is still hot. - The vinegar from home-made pickles is more tasty than ordinary vinegar for making salad dressing. Keep the hanging plants fresh and moist by putting a small funnel in the basket and filling it with water every morning. If. It is found necessary to keep a large piece of cheese for a length of time, try pouring melted paraffin over the cut surface. Try dipping a small whisk into a pan of warm water and shaking it over, the clothes. Ton .will find it will sprinkle evenly and rapidly. FIRE INSURANCE for this World only IF YOUR House Bums, who stands the loss? YOU had better see JERRIE LEE and get INSURED 10 BIG COMPANIES PHONE 06 SAGINAW & MANISTEE LUMBER COMPANY Williams. Arizona MANUFACTURERS OF ARIZONA SOFT PINE