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FRIDAY. SEPT. 15, 1922.
F. E. Wells,
Subscription rate
Per year
Single copy
Published every Friday m the
year at Williams, Coconino
County, Arizona.
Entered at the Post Office at
Williams, Arizona, as second
class mail matter.
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.
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
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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
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."
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
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.
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
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.
trve way in every phase of manufac- i-jv JTH It 1 1
' 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.
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
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
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.
for this World only
IF YOUR House Bums, who stands the loss?
YOU had better see JERRIE LEE and get
Williams. Arizona

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