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WILLIAMS, COCONINO COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1922.
NO. 2. VOLUME 31. TELLS OF PARK TO PARK HIGHWAY ASSOCIATION Gus Holmes, Secretary-Treas. of the Park to Park Highway Association stopped in Williams last Saturday on his way to Denver. He is returning from a tour of the Park to Park High way Route, having gone "west over the northern loop and returning by the Old Trails Route. Saturday night he addressed a representative gather ing of Williams business men. His arrival was announced by hand bills urging the general public to attend the meeting. K Supervisor W. C. Rittenhouse called the meeting after being inr formed that Mr. Holmes would stop here. Mr. Rittenhouse also acted as chairman of the meeting and intro duced each person attending . the meeting to Mr. Holmes, who is a very pleasant man to meet. He i3 anxious to become better acquainted with the residents of all towns along the Park to Park Highway. , - Varying from the custom of such meetings, no contributions or pledges for contributions were asked from those present. Mr. Holmes devoted himself to explaining the work of the Association and to answering any questions which anyone might wish answered regarding the Association and its work. His talk was both in teresting and enlightening. -A brief summary of the information which he presented to the meeting appears below. , cThe Park , to Park Highway Asso ciation is now incorporated but is a non-profit organization. It is sup ported by membership , fees and by voluntary contributions, but , chief ly by membership fees. The member ship fee is twelve dollars a year. The organization has for its object the im provement of the Park to Park High way and the creating' of interest m j the national parks connected by that i highway. The first problem before the Association was the settling upon a route to connect the various parks. -This was perhaps the most difficult task before the Association as many towns were anxious to swing the high way out of the most , practicable course in order to benefit them. The route has been settled upon and desig nated however and that without dis rupting the organization, as threat ened for a time. The Supervisors of Coconino county deserve considerable credit for - keeping . the - Old Trails .Route in its entirety across Arizona as a part of the Park to Park route. Mr. Holmes enthusiastically .praisell the good work of the Coconino dele ' gation to the Convention, The year 1922 saw a decided in crease in the number of automobiles attending all the national parks, ver the former year, and that despite un favorable financial conditions in the country and a renewed interest in touring Europe. The one point in which the Association feels that it has not been sufficiently successful as yet, is that of interesting tourists from eastern states in the .great National Parks. Much further publicity will be needed to bring a proportionate representation from the Atlantic states in particular. However the Association is now ; receiving many inquiries from eastern states regarding the great- western parks. One particularly encouraging class of inquiries comes from nation al map-azines and periodicals. These 1 magazines : are proposing to run stories regarding our Great Natural Wonders for their interest to readers and without charge to the associa tion. This sort of publicity is bound . to create a great deal more interest in the Parks than any other method yet used. One of the things which Mr. Holmes urges the towns along the route to co-operate with the Associa tion in is that of inducing tourists to take more time in "doing the parks". He urges towns along the route Lo , play up their own points of interest anA tx nrovide camp .grounds and conveniences that will induce the tourist to tarry along the route and get fuller measure of enjoyment from the scenery and climate.. Many towns are already .accomplishing much in this way, but others, like Williams, have not yet done much to induce the tourist to spend a few days in the locality. While the Association has not yet succeeded in getting a direct approp o o FOR SALE Fischer Piao. Enquire Grand Canyon Hotel. adv. IJP. E. WARNER RESIGNS AS SCOUT MASTER G. C. D. C. Mr. P. E. Warner, Scout Executye of the Grand Canyon District Council of the Boy Scouts of America, has re signed his position. Mr. Warner was a very fine young man and nfade an excellent Scout Executive. His resig nation is regretted by all friends of the Boy Scout movement in this sec tion. A copy of his resignation ap pears below: TO: Local Council Members, Troop Committeemen, Scoutmasters. My resignation as Scout Ex ecutive for the Grand Canyon Coun cil becomes effective today. In leav ing this field of work I wish to thank you all for your cooperation in estab lishing the Boy Scout Movement in Coconino, Navajo, and Apache Coun ties. My successor will be named within a few days and I trust you will give him your hearty support, as the success of Scouting depends upon. the, individual efforts of those in the movement. . With best wishes, I am, Sincerely, P. E. WARNER. Mr. Bert .Kearney, who has been very ill the past month, is rapidly im proving and will soon be his old self again. . 0 o The Grand Canyon . Drug Co. ha? given their store a holiday loc'.; Irj means of much red and green crepe paper and decorative skill. o o o Mrs. Leo Samuelson left for the ! south early this week to join her hus- hand. They will spend the winter ! in Phoenix and vicinity. o --. o o Miss Pauline Jones spent Thanks :giving in Prescott. " , o o o Knight 0f Pythias Hold Annual Election. The Knights of Pythias met Mon day night nd elected officers for the ensuing year. The meeting was an enthusiastic one and the members are very optimistic regarding the success of the lodge during the coming year. The following officers were elected: Guy Rigg,, C. C. L. B. Morgan, V. C. J. R. Smart, Prelate R. D. Mitchell, K. of R. S. r Ed Hoffmeyer, M. E. Frank Udine, O. G. Jerrie W. Lee, Deputy G. C. o o o Mrs. GeorSe Barney came up from Phoenix to spend Thanksgiving and the following week as the guest of Mrs. Myrtle Miller. riation from Congress for the im provement of the Park to Park High way, yet they have done a great deal to stimulate state and county work on this route. Most of the bad links in the chain of roads which make up the route, have been greatly improv- j ed. The tourist may now make the : entire route during the summer 1 months without any impossible. roads ; and with good roads for the greater ' part of the way. However, a vast i amount of permanent road work still needs to be done. Mr. Holmes and , the other officers of the Association are hopeful of getting direct aid from Congress for the improvement of the Park to Park Highway as soon as national finances Jbeeome a little easier. " " ' " More members is the greatest need of the Association at present. Most of the towns along the route are planning a membership campaign for the near future. . Oatman expects M.nl. mamltaivhin SWOT Vl fi-ftV . . mark , and many other towns to increase their membership propor - tionately. Flagstaff already has a large membership but expects to add many more. Williams has a mem bership of "eighteen but should have fifty. A membership drive will be staged all along the route a little later. The Park to Park Highway Association has already accomplished much in swelling the tourist traffic for the towns along the route but will be able to accomplish much more with an increased membership. Mr. Holmes suggests that this is one of the sources of revenue which Wil liams will do well to help to build up as it will be a permanent source of revenue. . Williams will need to add a number of permanent sources of revenues before the lumber industry plays out. THANKSGIVING DAY CELEBRAT- ' ED BY A "HARD T1MES"DANCE AT GRAND CANYON If a stranger, in wandering around lookiner at the "most sublime of all earthly spectacles" had gotten off the beaten sight-seeing paths, and peered through one of the windows of the Harvey Recreation Hall, Thursday night, November 30th, he would have at once jumped at the conclusion that all the inhabitants of Grand Canyon National Park, were either down and out, broke or badly bent, and per haps all three. Surely, he would have thought, and rightly so, that they were all fit subjects for the County Poorhouse over the hill. However, his or her mind would have ben readily set at ease, because a poverty-stricken community would not have burst forth "in song and merriment as did the Canyonites on the 30th. They were just holding their annual "Hard Times" dance. If clothes make a man and are a measure by which the financial stand ing of either man or woman is deter mined, circumstancial evidence most certainly pointed to the fact that "hard times (with all due apologies to Octavus Roy Cohen and Hugh Wiley) is somethin' the Grand Can yon folks don't know nothin' else but". ; The spirit of the affair was entered into by all who attended, and altho the smell of grease on overalls and the fumes from moth-eaten old clothes hung heavy in the air, due to the desire of the attendants at the dance to make it look "real", it is doubtful if there ever was a greater collection of "ol clo'es" anywhere eise jn the; world, outside picker's back yard. of . a rag "Colorado" , Red McLean, it was noticed, had to pull his shoes up on several occasions, due to the fact that his overalls were too short, but when he pulled the pillow case out of his hip-pocket for use as a handkerchief, it was conceded that he won the elec tion. "Fat" Harbin, our handsome brute of a Ticket Agent for the Grnd Canyon Railway, as , a busted down millionaire (mostly air) wore the handsomest cordovan color shoe string for a neck-tie, and the way the new idea met with success, it looks very much as if shoestrings will be all the rage this winter with our "cake eaters" and "sharpshooters'1 The Town Dauber wore a very becoming rig, with a decided split-pants-leg effect. The "Mayor" was almost lost on several occasions, due to the .fact that he wore a. pair of "Levi Straus" best and a couple of cow hide boots (one on each foot, of course) about four sizes too big for him. As one young future President remarked, "Where's the boots' taking the Mayor"? , The Ladies, ah! the ladies, were also there, one hundred per cent, in their gingham and calico dresses and aprons, ana it an looiteu su imuoui., that it would not have surprised any- one, to have seen one-of the 1 and fanciful" come tripping with fair I a , f milk As usual, the Pinon Nuts orchestra ted. 'Nuff sed! One cannot help but admit that they are getting bet ter every day. . The orchestra was ali dressed up in "hard times" clothes, and to make the effect stand out more tney even had the piano patched up. 1 "Red" Keen the dashing fiddler must h ave been a twin brother, to tjiram Perkins of Pinkin' Center, j In passing, it might be stated that the Pinon Nuts have secured the ser vices of a new "tooter", but as yet they will not divulge his name. How ever, it has been ascertained from a perfectly reliable source, that the new member of the orchestra is to play a new instrument on the market, called a "shoe horn". Yeh! He's going i to rjlav all the foot-notes. . J PJSwet Home" ptayed at I u wended their wsarv wav noraewaru vuuns .that the "Hard Times" dance was the best one held in many, many moons. b O o Bob Daggs shipped fifty carloads of sheep to Skull Valley this week, for winter range. Mrs. Harry Boulin has accepted a position at Dial and England's Varie ty Store during the holiday season, o O o WILL BE HERE SOON It's not long till Xmas. I Have your photos made and be ready with the best gift for your friends. Beautiful style folders and best of work at Ratcliff's Studio. J COME NOW COCONINO SNOW PLOW DOES EXCELLENT WORK! The recent snowstorm gave Jim Gardner an omiortunitv to trv out the ' ! county. He ran it from Flagstaff to : Maine and was informed that the State Highway Department would of the way from Maine to as near ; Ash Fork as needed. Jim reports j that the snow plow did excellent work j clearing the snow to within one inch of the ground and throwing it com- pletely out of the way. The state i failed to show up with its snow plow and the balance of the road west re mained uncleared. ' The snow plow belonging to Coco nino county is pushed by a five horse tractor and throws the snow to one side. - Going down and back along I the road clears a good wide roadbed. The tractor is of the caterpillar type. This contrivance proved thoroly effic- ient for the recent snow, but it re mains to be seen how it would behave in a really heavy snow. The State snowplow is supposed to be somewhere on its way toward Wil liams, but information is lacking as to. its exact location. This plow is pushed by a fifteen or twenty ton caterpilar tractor and would be thor oly competent with any snow that is apt to fall in the vicinity. ' The use of these snow plows proM ises to keep the roads open to traffic the-year around, but that is not all. It is a well known fact that the roads suffer far more from snow which lies on them and slowly melts than it does from rains. The removal of the snow by means of .these plows will be a great, benefit to the roads.. With the snow consistently removed thru- out the winter, , the roads will last --snv years longer ana tne upkeep will be much less expensive. " The tractors have a speed of three oil four miles an hour while "pushing the plows. ' ' -, ARIZONA GOOD ROADS ASSOCIA TION PRELIMINARY NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the An nual Meeting and Convention of the Arizona Good Roads Association has been called, for Monday, January 15, 1923 at 10:00 A. M. at Douglas, Ari zona. GUSTAV BECKER, '.' Acting President. HARRY WELCH, r SPECIAL: work of the gin promptly Secretary. , In order that the Convention may be at 10:00 o'clock on the 15th, arrangements have been made for registration J to begin on Sunday, the 14th, at 2:00 P., M, and continue throughout'.the Session. DELEGATES: In order that you County may be fully represented, please see that your Boardof Super- i visors, Cities and Towns, are members and are entitled to representation as follows: MEMBERSHIPS: Counties, $25.00 per year, 5 delegate" Cities and Towns, $25.00 per year, .r delegates. Organizations, $10.00 per year, 2 delegates. Individual Memberships, 2.00 per year. . ; Delegates must be , present in per son to vote ho proxies. PHOTOGRAPHS If its Photographs. you intend to give for Xmas you must come in at once for the setting as it necessarily takes some time to" do good work. You will be disappointed in getting them for Xmas if you delay much longer. " RAT CLIFF STUDIO We specialize in Ladies' Work meni-iino- -Dressing. repairing, and alterations. De Luxe Tailors, adv. Call 72. FROM PITTMAN VALLEY The Pittman Valley School closed on Thanksgiving day. The commun ity dinner and entertainment could not take place, as it was impossible for the people to attend account of the deep snow. Pittman Valley loses its teacher, Mrs. Lena Sleeth, who has taught here the past two years. She will teach in the Williams Schools commencing the first of "the year. Mrs. Sleeth is one of the best teachers who has taught "in "our country schools. HIGHWAY COMMISSION HAS $2S.OOO FOR SOUTH ROAD At a joint meeting of the Coconino Cnnnt.v Hichwav " Commission 'and day afternoon of this week, the Com- mission announced that they still have $25,000 to spend on the Williams j on the Oak Creek road. This money '. has been lying in the treasury since ( the sale of the bonds. The Commia- j sion states that they are holding the money awaiting an opportunity to j match it with Federal Aid, Forest Aid ! or any other kind of road aid that ; will match dollar for dollar or better in the construction of roads in the J Miami, 'and 500 cases to the M. L two locations for which the fund was Morgan company of Bowie. " voted. . . . , j Recently the canning concern sect "It is now up to the people or some- out introductory'offercardi whicn'ifc body to rouse interest on the part of js believed have helped to acquaint the Forest Service or someone else j residents of the state "of the fact that with some money to spend on roads, 1 pium fig, apricot peach and' other- to match this money and get it to work. If Williams wants her ?5, 000 spent for the purpose for which it was voted, it is up to the citizens to get busy and get something doing. The money cannot be spent elsewhere than on the roads for which it was voted. ' What do you propose to do about it? The Spanish class at the Williams Public School delighted the assembly Thursday morning by singing "the f '.'Cobbler Song" in Spanish. The pupils are getting more and more pro- ficient in their use "of Spanish which proficiency will mean much to many of them in the years to come. Mrs. Martin Biiggeln left for San Diego Thursday to visit her daughter, j jrs. d Johnson and family, Bazaar Big Succeu. '"'"The Bazaar heid Thursday evening at the old Opera House "by the Ladies Aid of the Methodist' Church was a big success both financially and as an entertainment. - ; The - School -Band under the able direction of Mr. Geo. Barnes played a number of attracti selectionswhich were enthusiastically received. The High School Girls' Glee Cluh, under.. the leadership of Miss Hawkins was also a star attrac tion and heartily applauded. The little play, "The Assessor", under the direction of Miss Rorex, kept the aud ience in a merry mood. Robbie Wilder gave an amusing recital of "When I'm a Man" and Miss Rorex gave a reading of "The House by The Road". As an encore she gave a comical account of "The Umpire who Stuttered". Jt was a most delight ful little program and those directing and taking part are to be compli mented on its success. ' FIRST BASKETBALL GAME OF THE SEASON The girls' basketball team of the Winslow High School arrived here today (Friday) to play the WUliams team their first game of the season. The local team shows up well on the court but being the first game of the season there is no dope yet by which to judge ' the probable outcome of the game. o o o Wayne Russell leaves Saturday, December 9, for New Mexico where he will do some timber estimating for the State. " BARGAIN Will trade 1000 lb. team 6 and 7 yrs. with harness, for Ford car or sell cheap. " Call News Office M. E. CHURCH W. T. LOOMIS,' Pastor The Sunday School . last , Sunday was a surprise in many ways. While the numbers were not as large, as we had hoped, the collection ran far above that of any other offering, be ing $14.44. The additional premiums offered by two of the merchants add ed spice to the race among the classes and all voted Mr. Jiirwan ana air. Lee good sports. Still another sur- prise awaits you. One Hundred and Fifty is the mark for next Sunday. Will you turn booster and see that we reach that? It takes all of us to make it complete and you will be greatly missed if you are not there. Don't forget that Christmas is only three weeks away. A message from Santa states that he expects to visit Wiliams. CONSUMPTION OF ARIZONA CANNED GOODS INCREASES CHANDLER, ' Dec. 8. Consump tion of Arizona canned fruit bas in creased more than 30 per cent ibi the last six months, largely as the re sult of the "Use Arizona Products', movement, it is reported by the Lewis Ranch here, which operates probably the only commercial' cannery in the state. The increase has been particularly noticeable since fall, with &orae o the" largest orders yet received bjr the company. Among the iarg single deliveries were ' 400 cases to the Miami Commercial company of jams are produced right here iri""Ari zona, made from Arizona fruit. Successful operations of" the Ari zona canning plant' "and the develop ment r of its business is considered Important not alone industrially ,. but j to the farmers of the state. Fruit growers hope to see the plant's pro duction increased to the point where it can absorb' all surplus fruit of the farm sections, and with this angle in mind the'Arizona Industrial. Congress and other organization have given the plant assistance through the ."Use Arizona Products" movement. . HEARTY -THANKS The Town Council take this means qi s heartily thanking the many good pe ppl e of j .Williams for the gen extras manner in which they have responded to their request "TO '.' PAY JL1GHT AND WATER BILLS BY ,THE 10TH OF .THE , MQNTH." Still, a few have not. taken Keed, and the Town Clerk has . been given explicit instructions to deal with de lmquents accordingly, adv. -t ' " ;:- . ', Light snows have occurred again this week and have, further benefitted the range. The temperature has con tinued warm for December. LOST Pink Cameo Pin. Finder please return to Grand Cany on( Hotel or News office ' - and receive reward Mrs. Virgil Merritt. ..RESOLUTION OF CONDOLENCE Williams, Arizona December lti,l9ZZ WHEREAS, The Angel of Death has visitedJ our Brotherhood and 'taken from us a beloved brother, Hafy D Nix6n, and" " ' -. .WHEREAS, .We remember well the loving service and friendly eunsei ahd cheery 'smiles of our brother who has passed beyond, and ' WHEREAS, We do mourn deeply the loss to" our Brotherhood, of our de parted brother, we do believe that our Father who has seen fit to bereave us. doth all things well. r RESOLVED, That we as members of" Grand Canyon Lodge No. 14 Ifnights of Pythias do hereby tender to the family of our 'deceased brother our sincere sympathy in "this our common loss, and RESOLVED, That in token of our sorrow and sympathy our Charier be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days, "and - " RESOLVED, '.That . this resolution be spread upon the reeord and pub lished, copy of this resolution 'to be- sent to tne oereaveo iamuy. Ey '.Committee, ' .".FRANK O. UDINE R. D. MITCHELL When your clothes need attention: call '72. De Luxe Tailors. " adv- Mrs. Ed Babbitt came down frorru Flagstaff early in the week to spend! A J and Mrs. Martin Buggeln. -Fty-nr Hqito unt.n ner Tareiit. - Harry Nixon Dead. Harry Nixon, formerly of Williams but more recently of Los Angeles, after a brief illness, died in the Santa j Fe Hospita m If i . . 1 2. xsunai was nirtut Wednesday,' under the auspices of the; Pvthias Lodee No. 2. o o o Don't forget that the De Luxe Tail ors call for and deliver, adv. Phone 72-