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I Territorial Lib ry Volume 30 WILLIAMS, COCONINO COUNTY. ARIZONA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1922. NO. 50. WILLIAMS GIRL WINS FOURTH PLACE IN BEAUTY CONTEST Miss Pauline Jones, winner of the beauty contest for Coconino county, -won fourth place at the State Fair. There she was placed in competition with twelve other beauties from the " ether counties of the State exclusive of Maricopa county. Of course all .of us Williams people know that our lair one was really the most beauti ful of all the girls, but we could not . i pect judges from the south to come t a full realization of her beauty on such short notice. ThJ-s is par ticularly true of beauty of character which, with our contestant, was per fectly blended with highly artistic - moulding of feature and f orn. As it is we are quite weil satistied that the Phoenix judges should have ac corded Miss Pauline foirth place alongside the other beautiful girls Aho were competing with her for first honors. Miss Lois Bergoff, from Santa Cruz, was accorded first honors. Ex cept for our own representative, she - apparently was a few points ahead of the remaining eleven contestants. All the girls were strong on comliness and were living proofs of the claim of Arizona to first place in the nation as - the home of. beautiful femininity. The contest was a new departure at the State Fair but attracted such COUNTRY DOINGS Al Hawkins has purchased the Bert Johnson Ranch, located along the ' highway between Pittman valley and Williams. A couple of years ago Charlie Chestnut sold his ranch in Pittman Valley and purchased the .Al Hawkins ranch at Smoot Lake. Now Al has got pretty close to where . Charlie Chestnut lived -a couple of years ago, which all "goes to show that our lives sort of wobble 'round in a circle. . At the school election in Pittman Valley, Mrs. Tom H. Wagner was elected trustee. The trustees of the "Pittman Valley School are Marion (Dad) Fix, Mrs.' R. R. Gleason and Mrs. Wagner. It looks as if Dad . may be in rather a dangerous posit- ion, just one lone man against two -women. Mrs. Lena Sleeth, the teacher ' in Pittman Valley, is planning on having a big community Thanksgiving dinner in the school house. There will be a little entertainment, and everybody will, be welcome. ' Put your Thanks giving dinner in the basket and come. To give the folks an opportunity to shake down their dinner, there will be a dance in the evening. One evening a few weeks ago, Preacher Wright of Garland Prairie, sent word over to his neighbor, H. J. TtfcCauley, that he was standing guard ' to keep a lion from getting away. Mr. McCauley went right over. Rev. Wright said he hadn't seen the lion, but he knew it was a lion because he heard him growl, and that he was go ing to stay up all night if necessary to keep him from getting away. Mr. McCauley got busy and went right in after the supposed lion, and shot and killed a fine big badger. ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Rev. H. If. Cfllis. Ret r Irt.fcO A. M. Ho y Communion. The Pastoral Letter of the House of Bis hops will be read at this Service. Strangers cordially invited. Difficult Always to Trace Tire Trouble. It is not always easy to trace the cause of a blow-out. The tire may have been kept carefully inflated at the proper figure, tread cuts filled "Xand beads watched yet the casing gives out. More often than not, difficulty of this kind must be traced back for months when the casing received & severe blow weakening the fabric structure and then, as time wears on, the entire casing becomes affec , ted and blows out when least expec ted. Negligence is blamed for the disasr ter in the Reilly coal mine in Penn sylvania. Mine Inspector Steward declares he will determine who was to blame. statewide interest that it gives prom ise of becoming an annual event. Reports from Phoenix indicate that no man down that way will attend another fair without first having his eyes tested and fitted to give him A No. 1 vision. The one objection so far raised is from heads of other de partments who declare that the Beauty Contest detracted from the popularity of their various depart ments. Williams evinced much interest in the contest and as a consequence was successful in sending a Williams girl to the Fair over the spirited opposit ion of a popular girl from our larger sister town. Flagstaff. It is prob able that interest will be keyed to a et higher pitch another year, if the contest is put on again. ! The totals for the various Williams contestants are given below and also those of the one highest from Flag staff: Miss Pauline Jones 272,700 Miss Harriett Lebsch : 31,900 Miss Aphra Anderson 20,500 Mildred Smith 6,100 Miss Jones also received 64.500 votes thru the Coconino Sun at Flag staff, making her total 336,800. Miss Kinsey, of Flagstaff, received a total of 317,650. COLDEST TEMPERATURE NOV. FOURTH, IN MANY YEARS On the fourth of November the thermometer registered the coldest temperature that has been recorded so early in the season, for many years. The minimum at Williams was 4 above, at Chalendar 6 below, and at Flagstaff 1 below. This extreme followed unusually cold weather in the latter part of October when the temperature dropped to 11 above at Williams and 5 above at Flagstaff. The coldest temperature recorded last year for the month of October was 21 above ten degrees warmer than this season. No really cold weather was' experienced last year until No vember 28th when one half inch of snow fell. Over a foot of snow has fallen already this season, altho much of it melted as it fell and most of the s balance has since disappeared. The total precipitation for October this year was .95 of an inch. On No vember 2-3 an additional .43 of an inch fell. The precipitation for Sep tember this year was 1.44. The pre cipitation in October 1921 was 3.23 inches. The first killing frost of the pres ent season came on October 7th with a temperature of .31 above. The late frost and the early zero weather made the Totato digging season extremely brief. Mrs.' Cureton returns Mrs. T. H. Cureton, President of the Arizona State Federation of, Women's Clubs, returned home Mon day, after spending a couple of weeks attending District Conferences and club meetings In other parts of the state. On October 20 she went to Globe to attend the Conference of the South East District Federation On the . 23rd. she went to Phoenix where she visited Clubs on the 23rd, and 24th. On the 25th. Mrs. Cureton attended the Conference of the Cen tral distrcit which was held in Glen- dale. The succeeding week was pass ed in visiting different clubs. While in Phoenix Mrs. Cureton was the hon or guest at a number of social func tions. She found the Phoenix people very friendly and hospitable. Improvements at Ratdiff's Mr. C -E. Ratcliff is making quite extensive improvements at his studio. He has retinted the walls and put up shelving for the display of his wares. He will also add new equipment thru out: new backgrounds, new posing chairs, new rugs and the like. After this is complete he will add a new line of goods including the latest in fold ers and frames. When his improve ments are completed he will have one of the neatest and best equipped pho tograph galleries in this part of the state. Agent for Klim Powdered milk. Home 4 to 6 P. M. and after 7 P. M. MRS. HOCHGRAEF HENRY SORRELL GETS MEDAL AND $1,000 Henry Sorrell is in receipt or a letter from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, informing him that hp has been awarded a bronze medal and $1,000 as a reward for the brav ery which he displayed in going down into a cess pool, March 1921, and sav ing the life of James Ladd. James Ladd and Herbert Gilson who also went down into the cess pool in an attempt to save a fellow man, and both of whom were overcome by gas, received letters informing them that their acts did not come under the scope of the Fund. It is a little hard to understand just how the Commission differentiates be tween the degrees of heroism dis played by the three men, but so it has done. It seems that the Commission argues that Gilson and Ladd descend ed into the cess pool without fully realizing the peril they underwent. Mr. Sorrell on the other hand, had the grim proof of danger lying be fore him when he decided to descend. The dead body of Henry Redwine lay on the ground and also the uncon scious body of Herbert Gilson. Down in the cess pool crumpled the uncon scious form of Jim Ladd. Some hun dred other men stood about the en trance of the cess pool and all had failed to volunteer for an attempt to rescue "Shorty." The letters from the manager of the fund appear be low: "Mr. Henry A. Sorrell, "Box 693, Williams, Arizona. "My dear Sir: "Through the courtesy of Mr. L. S. Williams, of Williams, the attention of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission has been called to an act performed by you, by which, on March 3, 1921, you saved James Ladd from suffocation in a cesspool, at Williams, Arizona. Your case' after a thorough investigation was consid ered at a meeting of the Commission held this afternoon, and I have much pleasure in informing yo,u that in rec ognition of your heroism on that oc casion the Commission awarded you a bronze medal and the sum of $1,000 for a worthy purpose to be approved by the Executive Committee. "I shall be obliged if you will kind ly advise me without delay, by a letter bearing your own signature, whether or not you wish to accept the Commission's awards. If your reply is affirmative, the medal will be or dered and will be forwarded to you as soon as it has been received from the manufacturers, and the money will be held for you until it is needed for the purpose which will later be decided by the Executive Committee "Yours very truly. "F. M. WILMOT, "Manager" "Mr. Herbert Gilson, Williams, Arizona. "My dear Sir: "Through the courtesy of Mr. L. S. Williams, of Williams, the attention of the Commission was call ed to an act performed by you on March 3, 1921. "The Carnegie Hero Fund applies to acts in which conclusive evidence may be obtained showing that the person performing the act voluntarily risked his own life in saving, or attempting to save, the life of a fellow-being. "Your case has been personally in vestigated by one of our Special Ag ents, and I am in receipt of a report from him. After giving the facts due consideration, it has been decid ed, I regret to say, that your case does not come within the scope of the Fund. "Yours very truly, "F. M. WILMOT, "Manager" "Mr. James Ladd, "Williams, Arizona. "My dear Sir: "Through the courtesy Mr. L. S. Williams, of Williams, the attention of the Commission was called to an act performed by you on March 3, 1921. The Carnegie Hero Fund applies to acts in which conclusive evidence may be obtained showing that the person performing the act voluntarily risked his own life in saving, or at tempting to save, the life of a fellow being. "Your case has been personally in ( Continued on page 2) ' GOLD WEATHER DEALS GRUEL BLDWTO FARMERS The unusually cold weather of the past two weeks has dealt a severe blow to potato growers in Coconino county. It is estimated that fully half of the potato crop was still in the ground when the thermometer dropped to 11 above on the night of the 25th. Cold temperatures and snow continued until November 4 when the mercury took a worse chill and dropped to 4 above at Williams, 1 below at Flagstaff and six below in Pittman Valley. This froze the earth to a depth below many of the pota toes. A considerable loss to the crop is inevitable, altho the extent of the loss is still in doubt. Estimates vary from 20 to 75 per cent. There have been a few days this week that have been warm enough for digging. Those who have been careful not to start digging any day until the frost was entirely gone from the ground, have found that the great bulk of the potatoes have come out in good condition. It is well known by those who have had experience with potatoes in cold climates, that tubers which are left in the gro'und just as they have grown with the soil tight about them, may be frozen without injury provided they are left untouched until the ground thaws out and draws out the frost. It is hoped that careful digging may yet greatly reduce the threatened loss. Much de pends upon the weather during the next two weeks. A light snow fell Thursday night followed by a freeze and this again delayed digging. ' Those who are digging now as op portunity offers, are pitting their po tatoes with the intention of resorting them before attempting to place them on the market. EXTENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS AT THE KENNEDY GROCERY The James Kennedy Co. is. making extensive improvements in their store, The front of the building, which was formerly devoted to the News stand and notions, is undergoing a thorough overhauling. The walls have been newly painted, new shelv ing is being installed and the office will be moved to this section. When the fixtures are completed the grocery department including a large line of fresh fruits and vegetables will be placed in this section where it will be more convenient -to supply customers. Everything in the way of fixtures will be modern and sanitary, giving the company an up-to-date grocery in every way. In the rear of the building which will also be remodelled, the company will carry a large line of notions and a good supply of shelf hardware such as dishes, crockery, and the like. This department will be planned to supply the bulk of the needs of the public for this class of goods.' A complete line of toys and holiday gifts will be installed here also, for the Christmas trade. The carpenter work and painting are being pushed rapidly. METHODIST PISCOPAL CHURCH W. T. LOOMIS, Pastor I am sure that the friends will be interested to know that a large choru3 choir is in readiness to furnish good music at the church services. Look forward to their assistance in the big Thanksgiving service that will be giv en November 26. The Sunday School is building rap idly with adequate teaching force for every class. You are invited to be present and help boost. My Subject for Sunday morning will be, "A New Creation". In the evening, "Loose Him and Let Him Go". You are invited to all these serv ices, strangers will be made welcome and introduced to the friends. HUNT'S MAJORITY EXCEEDS 7.000, CARRIES 13 COUNTIES The majority of Ex-governor Hunt over Governor Campbell grows stead ily larger as additional precincts are heard from. Latest returns have raised his total majority to 7,000 and it is probable that that will be swell ed to nearly 10,000 by the time all votes are in. He has carried thirteen out of the 14 counties in the state. DEMOCRATIC LANDSLIDE CARRIES PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING WITH IT The election Tuesday resulted in a democratic landslide in -county, state and nation which swept practically everything before it in county and state and added 66 new democrat ic seats in the national Congress. The overturn is proof of a strong reaction from the boss rule and unpopular Special Interest legislation of the re publican administration. . ! Locally two democratic candidates were elected by large majorities des pite the fact that they were opposed by two men of equally high standing in the community. Williams has heretofore been classed as a republi can town but Tuesday's election put it back in the ranks of democratic cities. The democratic county ticket car ried except for two offices : Sheriff and Recorder. Sheriff Campbell was rec ognized as a very strong candidate before election, due to his splendid record in office and the feeling gen - erally was that he was entitled to a second term. At the election the voters insisted on giving him another term despite the fact that he is a re publican and that he had a very wor thy opponent. Howard Marine, the ether republican who succeeded in defeating a democratic opponent, seemed - to get the habit from the Sheriff under whom he was serving, andpulled a victory over his capable and popular opponent, Gene Phelan. In the state contest the democrats won a clean-sweep victory, carrying every state office by a handsome ma jority. Ex-governor Hunt, ridiculed and abused by the biased republican press, came back stronger than- ever, proving that the public is weary of the venomous onslaughts of rabid par tisanship and proposes to vote on the true merits of the man running for office. The Ex-governor's bigness of character and broad-minded states manship rode thru to victory untroub led by the picayunish faultfinding and flaw picking of small calibre oppo sition. Ashurst and Hayden received a wholehearted endorsement of their records, which will send them back to Washington with renewed zeal for their duties. Their exact majorities will not be known for some time but will approximate 10,000. 67 FIRES IN TUSAYAN FOREST DURING PAST FIRE SEASON During the" past fire season, there occurred within the Tusayan Nation al Forest 67 fires. Of this number, 49 were caused by lightning and 20 by human agencies. Of the latter 17 were laid directly to someone's care lessness, either through smoking or the leaving of an unextinguished camp fire. Three individuals were ap prehended and prosecuted under the state law. The average cost to the government m detecting and suppressing these fires amounted to approximately $20 each. The fact that people generally are taking an interest in the subject of Forest fires was manifested by the number of fires reported by individu als to the rangers and local Forest officers. Such interest and cooperation is of great value as frequently the reports gave the Forest officials their first information regarding the fires and thereby aided in getting quicker act ion on suppression, than if compelled to 'wait until the fires had grown to a size large enough for the lookouts to discover. However the public's interest should not be confined to such action alone but it should also aid in appre hending those that are careless with fire and cause the destruction of pub lic property. It is the hope of the Forest Officials that through the in terest of the public in Forest Fires the man caused fires will event ually be eliminated. Prevent Forest Fires. It pan. For Safe: One Five Horse power General Electric Motor, practically new, and one Parks combination wood-working machine. See R. C. Markeski. Har vey News Stand. adv Throughout the nation the reac tionary republican machine has re ceived a jolting that has loosened much of its "in'ards" and displaced many of its essential parts so that it is left to grind along for the next two years like one of those antiquated "coffee grinders" of years past which the owner still persists in using to clutter up the highways under the pretense that he is driving an auto. A Tin Lizzy afflicted with bronchial pneumonia in its cylinders and rickets in the radiator and top works, is no more pitiable a sight than the old re publican reactionary machine still rattling and wheezing along the po litical highway. What the democrats left undone, the progressives finished. Complete returns - for the county are not yet available but enough are at hand to leave no doubt as to the outcome for the - various candidates. Below- appear- totals from all but An Jderson Canyon, Long. Valley," Bly Ranger Station, McDonald Mil, Camp 1 and a part of Fredonia, on all candidates who had opponents : For Sheriff. J. W. Francis 983 Wm. A. Campbell 1192 For School Superintendent, Mrs. Charlotte Acker ; 1135 Miss Virginia Lockett 940 For Recorder i Eugene Phelan 881 Howard Marine . 1094 For State Senator, H. E. Campbell 1145 S. B. Gilliland 777 For State Representative, Geo. W. Copeland "'. 976 E. M. Poison . . 926 For Supervisor 1st District, Taylor . . -JJ; - 577 Bill Campbell, 22 For Supervisor 2nd District John Loy 329 John McWilliams ... 179 Kidd was elected Justice of Peace in Flagstaff, and Parsons constable. Complete returns on the vote in Coconino county, for state candidates are not yet available. Hunt, Ashurst, and Hayden carried Williams and the county by large majorities. It is notable that Hunt carried Williams by 102 approximately the same ma jority accorded to Campbell two years ago. . , GOOD ENGLISH WEEK The week of November 13-20 ha3 been designated as "Good English Week. "It is urged that during this week each and everyone make it a. point to observe common errors made by themselves and others, in the us of the English language. Then hav ing noted the errors, each is urged to correct his or her own speech to the end that we may gain a more uniform and correct use of our language. You can make it quite an, interesting game if you try to catch one another in errors of speech and keep count for the week in order to determine who can detect the great est number of cases of mis-pronoun- ciation or mis-usage. HUGH CAMPBELL APPRECIATES VOTE GIVEN HIM I take this means of thanking the voters of ' Coconino County for the splendid support which you gave me at the polls on November 7th. I assure you that I appreciate the con fidence which you have shown in me and I shall do my very best to rep resent you to your advantage in the State Senate, and to care for the interests of Coconino county. Sincerely yurs, HUGH E. CAMPBELL. TO THE VOTERS OF COCONINO I wish to thank the voters of Coco nino County for the splendid support given me at the polls November 7. I appreciate the confidence you have shown in my ability and my worthi ness to serve. I will do my very best to make good. Cordially, HOWARD MARINE. HARK! WOLF HOWLING! Dollar bill brings plan for getting, hide. Seldom fails. Great Sport! L. McSTAY Downs, Kansas.