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By the Year $3.00
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1922.
WHICH SEVEN STATES ARE i
ASKED TO RATIFY SOON'
COMING NEW YEAR BRINGS
BRIGHTEST PROSPECTS IN
HISTORY OF FLAGSTAFF
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:; i HISTORY OF FLAGSTAFF -t"gp I
With the dawn of a new year Flag
staff and vicinity looks upon the fu
ture with unlimited optimism and con
fidence. Flagstaff has never enjoyed n real
boom, as that word is generally used,
but the steady growth from year to
year has put us in a position to be
envied by other town in Northern Ari
zona and in fact the whole state. Our
KfQV.th has been slow and steady. Ev
ery year sees a number of new resi
dences, remodeling, enlarging and
building of business houses, street
paving, and the general improvement
of the city and its appearance.
The coming year will see the same
program enacted here with probably
more building than in any year past,
for the future appears so bright that
there is going to be a general revival
of business in every line.
The finding of bedrock in the Col
orado river at Glen Canyon at a depth
of only 07 feet practically insures the
building there of a great dam and res
ervoir for power and irrigation pur
poses. It makes this the most feas
ible location for such a project on the
entiro river and it is but a question
of time until the government or pro
vate interests will undertake a great
work at that point. Private interests
are now icady to begin work at once
if permission can be secured.
Such an undertaking would mean
much to Flagstaff. This is the logical
point for the establishment of head
quarters for work, and -all freight
would be handled from here by truck,
bringing Hundreds ol people to or
through the town,. a great many
whom would bo located here pcrman
During the coming year the city
must also rebuild its water system, to
take care of the inci eased demand.
This will mean a considerable payroll
for Flagstaff, and the construction of
a water system which will be tne pride
of our town and the envy of every
point on the Santa Fe system.
The lumber mills arc all working
full time and then some, and indica
tions are there will be no shut-down in
MASONS AND EASTERN
STAR INSTALL OFFICERS-
ENJOY FINE BANQUETlJ.SiraneffS
In the presence of about 200 mem
bers of tho Masonic and Eastern
Star bodies, and their families, the
new officers of these lodges were in
stalled at the Masonic temple Wed
Following the installation a splen
did banquet was served in the ban
quet room of the temple. At this
part of the program Dr. E. S. Miller
was master of ceremonies and while
the guests were not eating they were
enjoying a short musical urogram and
talks from a number of the members
of the different outers. Those on the
musical piogram were Mr. and Mrs.
Roger Morse, Mr. and Mrs. A. A.
Johnston and Mrs. G. A. Pearson.
Walter Runke, Tom Roes, Mrs. Jose
phine Wcidner and R. G. Mitchell
made short talks. Tho Sullivan &
Taylor radio receiving instrument al
so was brought into good use during
The installation of the newly elect
ed officers of the Eastern Star was
the first event on the program. Doug
las Roome acted as installing officer,
and Mrs. Agnes Foster installing mar-
r!iji1 Th now nffirors nnil thpir nnsi.
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WUI1N uie us iuiiuws; .MIS. OUSUjJUUlU
Weidner, Worthy Matron; J. C. Pierce,
Worthy Patron: Mr
Associato JIation; Miss Aidelle Swit
zer, Conductress; Mrs. Emma Roome,
Associate Conductress Mrs. Ollie
Norman, Secretary; Mrs. Sarah E.
Manning, Treasurer; Douglas Roome,
Trustee. The appoitnivo officers in-
stalled were: Mrs. Lydia Pulliam.j
Chaplain; Lotta Paul, .Marshal; Ruth I
Lightburnc, Organist; Mn. Hattie
Dunn, Warder; Joe Rush, Senti-1
nel. The five stars named were: Alma ' The report was received heie Sat
Acker, Ada; Lillian Conley, Ruth; Ag- unlay that the young son of Dr. and
nes Johnson, Esther; Minnie Williams, ' Mrs-. T. W. Crump was run down in
Martha; Wilhemene Rush, Electa. ,the stiects of Glendale by an auto-
After the ceremony Dr. Miller, in mobile and badly injured. The boy
his usual pleasing manner, presented had several ribs broken and a lung
an elegant emblematic diamond stud- punctured. A letter from Dr. Crump
ded brooch to Mrs. Joe Wilson, the Thursday morning states that the boy
past worthy matron, for her untiring is resting easy and no serious results
efforts of the past year. .are anticipated.
Past Worshipful Master Walter Dr. Crump has for some years
Runke acted as installing officer for been connected with the govern
the Masons, and N. G. Layton as in- ment bureau of animal industry, and
stalling marshal. The new officers they are spending the winter in Glen
of the lodge are: Robert G. Mitchell, dale.
W. M.; Walter II. Conlcv, S. W.;
Douglas S. Roome, J. W.; Joe P Wil- GOODMAN NAMES AID
tary; Walter Runke and Dan L. Ho-1
gan, Trustees The appointive officers ciect, nas announced tne appointment fhen. c ri m the center of theXJoloradO
installed: W. H. Switzer, Chaplain; E. of W. W. Lane, Pinal county engineer,1 . T. , . ., - ,.
S. Miller, Marshal; Harold L. Cam- as his assistant. Tho appointment be- lTVer at Lees I1 eiTy, the Site OI the pi'OpOS
cron, S. D.; J. D. Hoenifch, J. D.; J. comes effective January 1 under the ec Qlenn Canyon dam, sllOWS bedrock at a
C. Price, S. S.; Fred Metz, J. S.; F. now state administration. Mr. Lane ,, J , .- U . , , , , , ,,
a. Thriii Tvinr ,is now familiarizing himself with the depth of 67 feet. Mr. Dennis adds that the
As a token of the esteem and ap-iork of the state engineering de
preciation which the lodge feels to- partment.
ward Walter Runke, retiring worship-' o
ful master, R. G. Stevenson in a LIBERTY POST OFFICE
splendid address presented him with a I DESTROYED BY BLAZE
jeweled remembrance for his efficient'
Work the nast vear. Tho nnst nffiro nt T.ihnrtv. Ariznnn.
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ney and his son, Walter D., of
hams; Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Mitchell, of i
WlIlinmM' Krn V. Knllnv Jinil Wlfn. OF in n (nri crinlnrtnl l.v n T? Tnvlnf I ' -.-, - """'6 fw.j ..
Cincinnati, Ohio; C. E. Allison, of and Taylor's store was burned to the results already obtained sllOWS Conclusive- , SlOn from Arizona and the United btg,teJ.f-Tfrjrj-V.rr ,:'.'. & Yf-'.''vV&:.?V
Williams: J. A. Work, of Alamogonlo, ground, according to the report. All 1 lv that. Hi M"-sfory-Vrr;T.---
that industry for many months to,
come. Duin nuns in ruisum mu
making improvements and extensions
to their logging roads which will con
tinually increase their output and pay
Road improvements are going along
at a good pace. The tremendous
mileage of roads in this county in
comparison with the taxable property
hits always worked a hardship in this
matter, but we arc gradually over
coming the difficulty and tne coming
year will see continued improvements
in the way of good roads, lhe matter
of the Oak Creek road is still up in
the air, but with the united efforts
of all interests in the stato it is'
thought that the government will take '
care of their end of this valuable im
provement in the next few months.
This would be a wonderful asset to
Flagstaff and a benefit to the entire
state, as it would permit north and'
south travel over a good highway,!
through a section abounding with a
wealth of natural scenerj.
While nothing tangible is on the i
map at this time in regard to a new
hotel for Flagstaff, there is no ques-'
tion that it will be but a matter of
a short time until the growth and im
portance of this point will bring what
we are badly in need o"f at this time.
The Harvey people have had their
eyes opened to the importance of this
point and with the establishment of
an auto stage line between here and
the Canyon the need of a first-class
hotel will become more apparent.
The Elks lodge have practically
completed arrangements for the erec
ofjtion of their fine new building, which
will be a credit to any town, and the
Woman s club is planning on build-
ing tho coming summer on their lots
on Wc.-t Birch street.
The wise men of Flagstaff, the men
who have lived here Tor years and
watched our growth from year to
year, are predicting great things for
the near future, and many of them
are picking up the snaps in real es
tate and residence properties, confi
dent that theic can be no doubt as to
the future of our little city.
CHRISTMAS COMES TO INDIAN
AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS AT TUBA
Christmas was celebrated in ironuine
government Indian institution.
Miss Florence Biggerstaff, who is
teacher in the public school, had the
students prepare a splendid program
which was given Friday afternoon,
followed by the usual tieat. A large
number of paients and -visitors were
present to enjoy the event.
In the Indian school Superintendent
Sharp had prepared quite an interest
ing entertainment, which was staged
in the administration building Satur
A large Christmas tree was loaded
with gifts for the Indian children,
who number about I!00. Lights, dec
orations and filled stockings made the
tiee a thing of great beauty, and the
cluldien enjoyed the event to tho lim
it. A number of songs and short talks
completed the program.
ROTARY CLUB WELCOMES
TOURISTS WITH X.MAS TREE
That passengers compelled to travel
during the holidays might know that
some one thought of them, I. B. Koch,
president of the Flagstaff Rotary
club with the aid and connivance of
George Hcirington. manager of the
electric light plant, caused to bo
erected a big Christmas tree on the
Fe station grounds, decorated
with coloied electric lights which
fo()t of the tree was a bjR s. le;ul.
ing "Merry Christmas Flagstaff Ro
tary club." It was evidence that
Flagstaff had better things than our
de-pot to show visitors and that the
spirit of good will resided in rlag-
RUN DOWN BY AUTO
Frank Goodman, state engineer-,
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Wil-lnost office officials. i
The Liberty postoffice was located
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'DUDE RANCH" IS PLANNED
NEAR PLESCOTT BY WYO. .MAN
J. B. Router, owner of the "II F
Bar" ranch of Wyoming, was in Pres-
cott looking for a southwestern loca-
tion for a similar "dude ranch" where
the season miirht. lie lnnc-nr and nature
somewhat more gentle than on the
plains. Tho Wyoming ranch is of 15,
000 acres, at an elevation about the
same as Prescott, 5000 feet. It has a
large club house, with a a central as
sembly room and with suites for the
guests with private baths and all city
conveniences brought into the wilds.
A camp on somewhat similar l'nes
now is being built near Tombstone, in
Cochise county, Arizona.
HOLBROOK OFFERS $0,1000
BONUS FOR FIRST WELL
Tho bonus of $0,100 pledged and
signed up for, on the part of the res
idents of Holbrook, which guarantee
this sum to the drilling crews who
bring in a producing well of 100 bar
rels of oil or over within 100 days is
having quite a stimulating effect on
the drillers and others who are push
ing the wells down. They are doing
all they possibly can, as the sum is
1 quite an inspiration toward most en
ergetic work. The people of Holbrook
1 are just as willing that they should
I win the bonus as the drilling crews
aie to receive it.
Drilling continues right along at the
Adamana oil well, and they have at
tained a depth of something over 3,700
feet. The well is beginning to gas
BEDROCK STRUCK AT SIXTY-SEVEN FEET
IN CENTER OF RIVER AT GLEN CANYON
A report from H. W. Dennis, consult
ing engineer for the Southern California
Ji.CllS0n Company, SayS that
depth of bedrock on either side of the cen-1 government and private expert geologists,
ter of the river may be either more or less i So far this justly favored dam site has
than the depth of the center, but on ac- stood all tests and objections that could be
count of the stratified character of the conjured up
rock, it is his opinion that no
feic,e in depth oyer GTfeet
OVCl tile WldtH OI the lTVei'.
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! NORTHERN SHEEPMEN BUY
LAND FOR USE AS DRIVE
Nine sheen raisers of the northern
nart of the state have purchased a
i section of land for sheep driveway
purposes, lor lp,SSU. The land is
about 10 miles northwest of Prescott
near the Cooper ranch, four miles be
yond the American ranch.
The deed conveying title of the land
to the sheepmen, was filed in the coun
ty recorder's office Monday.
The men who purchased the land
are Nathan Bankhead, R. E. Daggs,
Lou Charlebois, Charles E. Burton,
George Campbell, R. F. Cooper, M. I.
Powers, Peter Espil, Simon Pacquette
and the Howard Sheep company.
DEFINITE ROAD PROGRAM
IS PLANNED FOR ARIZONA
At a directors' .meeting held in
Phoenix plans were formulated for the
next meeting of the Arizona Good
Roads association at Douglas, January
3. Invitations were extended to the
incoming president, Geo'-ge F. Bul
lard of the Arizona Automobile club
and to representatives of the Automo
bile club of Southern California.
Belief was expressed that the time
had arrived when Arizona, as a whole,
should start upon a definite program
of main-line load building, with early
completion of permanent highways,
both north and south and east and
west, embracing roads already con
structed by tho state and counties,
with federal assistance.
the COl'e OI
material dif- nature s best
will be found and cheapest
build the dam
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peace and br'oibPMiv
JELKS HAD -15,000 MEMBERSHIP
GROWTH IN THE LAST YEAR
Elkdom number 1,433 lodges with a
total membership of 812,037, accord
ing to the leport of the secretary of
the Benevolent and Protective Order
of Elks recently made public, and
shows the assets of subordinate lodges
to be in excess of $58,000,000. Last
vear the local lodges spent more than
$2,000,000 for charity. A net gain of
4-1.99G members of the year has been
recorded, and thirty-four new lodges
instituted. Nebraska was the only
state to register a decrease in mem-
bership. In 1S78 the order showed
membership of 820 and in 1921
membership of 767,001.
The above old photo of the Pioneer
Ho'-e company, organized in 1899, was
taken in front of the city hall and in
cluded men who were then mainly
pioneer residents of the city. They
were Sandy Donohuc, chief; J. Edward
Priest, assistant chief; Jimmy Simp
son (Pipeline Jimmy); Wm. Mclntyre,
Willis Cronkhitc, Flo Donohue, Wm.
Hicklin, Wash Henry, Bob Ferguson,
Joe Barr, George Sullivan, "Dad" Gib
son (Old Gib), Frank Daughcrty, "Big
Jim" McCabe, John Weatherford,
"Dad" McCarthy, Al (Dad) Gregg.
Seven of the old company are now
dead: Flo Donohue, Joe Barr, Dad
Gibson, Frank Daughcrty, Big Jim
McGabc, "Dad" McCarthy and Al
GOVERNM ENT INSTALLING
LIGHT PLANT AT LEUPP
as to make a good beginning on the
Joe Tissaw was in from Leupp over first day of the new year. Both tcach
Christmas spending a few days with-ers and patents can do a great deal
the folks. toward eliminating the loss of time,
Joe it installing an electric light usually taken to "get down to work,"
plant at Leupp for the government, by doing their part in getting pupils
to light their Indian school buildings, in the proper frame of mind, through
as well as the other business houses , encouragement to do better work than
at that point. The plant is a 2300-, in the past. No individual should be
volt generating outfit, operated by! entirely satisfied with the past year's
steam, and there will be between 400 record, but should always strive for
and DUO lamps installed on tne cir -
cuit. which will light the new audi
torium, class rooms, a picture show,
besides several other places.
Harold Sykes has been out there
helping him, and the first of the week
Pete Solberg and Fred Paul went out Jameson from the county jail was ar
to do the carpenter work, and Steve gued before Judge Richard Lamson,
T7..1. frt lnnlr 'iftoi" flln mrisnnw. nf Tiertff ,'l.rt n'no nnmrtd in linni"
It will take two or three months
yct to complete the wonc.
Heretofore it has been contended that
bedrock would be found at about 80 feet
at Lees Ferry, while tests show over 170
feet at the Boulder Canyon dam site.
Other tests as to the porousness of the
Canyon walls and whether or not they
would retain the water, are being made by
against it and still stands as J
offering, a natural site, best
enterprise stands ready to
and are only waiting permis-
There has been a great deal of dis
cussion as to the exact terms of tho
Colorado River compact, made and
signed by the representatives of the
states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah,
and Wyoming, known as the "states
of the upper basin," and the states of
Arizona, California and Nevada."
known as the "states of the lower ba
sin." This compact must be ratified by
the legislature of each state a'nd by
congress before it becomes effective.
Since it is possible this compact
may be one of the main issues in the
coming session of tho Arizona legis
lature, we reprint it in full that in
terested readers may be advised as
, to its exact contents.
j Article 1. The major purposes of
! this compact are to provide for the
equitable division and apportionment
I of the use of the waters of the Colo
rado River system, to establish the
I relative importance of different ben
eficial uses of water; to promote in
terstate comity; to remove causes of
present and future controversies, and
to secure the expeditious agricultural
and industrial development of the
Colorado River basin, the storage of
its waters and the protection of life
' and property from floods.
To these ends the Colorado River
basin is divided into two basins, and
an apportionment of the use. of part
of the water of the Colorado River
system is made to each of them with
the provision that further equitable
apportionment may be made.
Article 2. As used in this compact
(a) the term 'Colorado River System"
moans that portion of the Colorado
River and its tributaries within
United States of America.
(b) The term "Colorado River ba-' (b) In addition to the apportion
sin" means all of the drainage area of ment in paragraph (a), the lower ba
the Colorado River within the United sin hereby given tho, right to increase
States of America to which the wa-"its beneficial consumptive use of
ters of the Colorado River system
shall be beneficially applied.
(c) The term "States of tho upper
division" means the states of Colorado,
a icw Mexico, utan and Wyoming.
a I (d) The term "States of the lower
ELKS AND ROTARY CLUB
MAKE IT A MERRY XMAS
i The Elks and Rotary club helped
make it a merry Christmas for a num.
bor of the needy in Flagstaff the past
On Sunday the committee appoint
ed by the Elks lodge distributed 34
baskets of food to families in Flag
staff, Williams and vicinity, and the
Rotary inclosed with each basket toys
for the children in the same families.
The baskets contained everything nec-
essaiy for a good Christmas dinner,
and then some. The Elks committee
in charge cl the work consisted of L.
W. Cress, C. M. Archer and J. D.
Jackson, and they put in most of the
dav with the work.
If any needy families were missed
it was because a half dozen clubs,
lodges and societies were unable to
discover them, for every effort was
made to care for all who were worthy.
CITY SCHOOLS OPEN
TUESDAY, JANUARY 2
The Flagstaff city schools will re
open on Tuesday, January 2. Parents
are requested to make all possible ar
rangements for children to be in at
tendance on the opening date. The
teachers have planned their work so
igei ami nuuier uuaiiuiu:iii.s,
JAMESON CASE CONTINUED
The hearing of the writ of habeas
cormn to secure the release of Fred
the case on a change of venue, Fri-'a
The arirument was not completed on
Friday and on account of the Christ
mas holiday the case was continued
until January 4, when Judge Lamson
will return here and hand down a de
RANCHER PLEAD GUILTY TO
C 31. Service, who operates a
ranch at Chavez Pass, was arrested
last week by Deputies Sheriff Rudd
and Garrett on a bootlegging charge.
The officers found a small supply
of moonshine and mash, and a still
which apparently had not been used
for some time.
Service was given a hearing Satur
day and plead guilty. Judge Jones
assessed him $200 and gave him 100
days in jail just to remind him that
bootlegging has gone out of style.
RICHARDS0NS AT CHANDLER
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Richardson, of
Flagstaff, have been guesta in the
homo of Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Mcason,
at Goodyear, since the return of the
Richardsons and Mrs. Meason from
their overland trip to Dallas, Texas,
division" means the states of Arizona',
California and Nevada.
(e) The term "Lee Ferry" means al
point in the main stream of the Colo-,
rado River one mile below the mouth
of the Paria River.
(f) The term "upper basin" means
those parts of the states of Arizona,
Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wy
oming within and from which watera
naturally drain into tho Colorado Riv
er system above Lee Ferry and also
parts of said states located without
the drainage area of the Colorado
River system which are now or shall
hereafter be beneficially served byi
waters diverted from the system
above Lee Ferry. !
(g) The term "lower basin" mean3 !
those parts of the states of Arizona,'
California, Nevada, New Mexico and
Utah within and from which waters
naturally drain into the Colorado riv- ;
er system below Lee Ferry and also H
all parts of said states located with- j
out the drainage area of the Colorado
River system below Lee now and shall I
hereafter bo beneficially served by wa- ;
tors diverted from the system below
(h) The term "domestic use" shall j
include the use of the water for house- i
hold, stock, municipal, mining, milling, (
industrial and other like purposes, but ";
shall exclude the generation of electri-1 j
cal power. J
Article 3. i?i There is herebv an-
portioned from the Colorado River
system in perpetuity to the upper ba
sin and to the lower basin, respective
ly, the exclusive beneficial consump
tive use of 7,500,000 acre-feet of wa
ter annum, which shall include all wa-
ter necessary for the supply of any.
rights which may now exist.
such waters by 1,000,000 acre-feet per
(c) If, as a matter of international
comity, the United States of America
snail nereaiter recognize in me unueu
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ROTARIANS PULL A MOST
ELABORATE DINNER DANCE
AT N. A, N.jUAST NIGHT
What was probably the most elab
orate social event ever pulled off in
Flagstaff was staged by the Flag
staff Rotary at their holiday party,
given last night at Ashurst auditor
ium. It was much more than a par
ty it was a dinner dance, with a
real turkey dinner, a cabaret, a
Christmas tree celebration, a grand
ball, and a meeting of the grid-iron
club, all in one.
This week's meeting should havo
been ladies' day, but the club decided
to postpone the meeting until Thurs
day night and combine it with the an
nual party, and the success of tho
event proves J.hat the arrangement
was a good oneT George Becker was
chairman of the day, and to him be
longs a large per cent of the glory,
for he worked hard and long, framing
up the different features of the eve
ning. Tho members of the Rotary club
were each asked to bring their
wives and two other guests, and cov
ers were laid for 130 at the splendidly
arranged and decorated tables. Tho
serving began promptly at 7 o'clock,
and when we say it was a real din
ner, we do not half express it. De
licious roast turkey, served piping hot,
with dressing, cranberries, celery', hot
rolls and the endless list of gooa
things that go with it to make a com
plete holiday feed, lhe dinner was
prepared by Mrs. Beecroft and Miss
Juanita Mason, and served by a large
corps of young ladies.
Between the courses a variety or en
tertainment was provided, consisting
of fancy dancing, vocal and instru
mental solos and toasts.
At 9 o'clock C. S. Florin's Winslow
orchestra appeared and furnished
splendid music while the entire assem
blage spent several hours dancing.
A feature of the evening wa3
,arS Christmas tree, gaily decorat-
cd and bearing a gift for each mem
ber of the club, some of which appear
ed to have cost as much as 25 cents.
These were removed and presented tho
owners by a real live Santa who had
stayed over in Flagstaff to be present
Beside tho Christmas present each
member of tho club was treated to a
written opinion of himself prepared by
his wife and read by I. B. Koch.
This stunt created no end of amusc
mont and probably lowered the self
esteem of several of the members
about 50 degrees.
The guests upon their arrival wcro
met by a reception committee, consist
ing of Sid Gassman, Ed Miller and
Dr. Mackey, who form the fellowship
committee of the Rotary club.
END TO FAMOUS TOM
REED .MINING SUIT
In the denying of tho petition of
the Tom Reed Gold Mines for a writ
of certiorari the supremo court of tho
United States writ finis in the famous
suit of the Tom Reed against tho Unit
ed Eastern Mining company, in what
was known as tho Big Jim case. Tho
suit grew out of tho theory of geol
ogists that tho Gray Eagle claim of
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