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G. OFFICIAL COUNTY AND TOWN PAPER Vol. 11. No. 25. HOLBROOK, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1919 MRS. G. M. BRAXTON, Prop. THE NEWS COUNTY FAIR PLEASING SUCCESS Holbrook Prominent in Dis plays Snowflake Is Royal Host Snowflake, Ariz., Oct. 9. Governor Thomas vE. Camp bell attended the closing day of the Second Annual Navajo County Fair here today, and after watching the roping and racing made an address The Governor expressed sat isfaction at the results ob tained bv the farmers and cattlemen of the county and declared that the exhibits were among the best he had seen. The Governor reached Hoi brook from Phoenix this morning and traveled to the fair grounds by - motor, in company with representa tives of the Fair Commission and a delegation of citizens of this place. The residents of Navajo county, in the opinion of Pro fessor Oscar C. Bartlett, As sistant State Entomologist, and one of the judges of the agricultural exhibits, outdid themselves in production this year. Prof. Bartlett said that the fruit exhibits were excellent, and that consider ing the condition of the soil in this county the dry farm ing exhibits were splendid. Holbrook took part in all the exhibits, and although none of the opinions of the judges will be made public until Fri day, it is thought that Hol brook will come in for her share of the prizes. On Tuesday the racing and other sporting events lagged because the crowd was small and the number of entries few. Yesterday, however, and this afternoon the events were run off in rapid fashion and a large crowd, many of whom came from Holbrook, took in the show. William Dalgi, a Navajo Indian, on a little grey pony, won the saddle horse race on Tuesday and Wednesday, re turning to the reservation with the prize money. According to Q. R. Gard ner, President of the Fair Commission, when the Gov ernor of Arizona again comes to a fair-in this county he will come to a joint fair with Apache county. Mr. Gard ner said that the plans for next year would be consider ably more extensive. Apache county would be asked to join and hold the fair either in Snowflake or Saint Johns, he said. The Stake Academy build ing was devoted to the in door exhibits. The dry farm and agricultural exhibit oc cupied one of the large school rooms and included many in teresting features. The var ious canning clubs of the county also showed the pro duct of their industry here. Upstairs many articles of value as curios were shown, and the domestic science ex hibit, the Holbrook end of which was handled by Miss Sadie Palmer, of the Do mestic Science Department of the Holbrook High school, occupied a whole room. The amusement features of the fair, besides the cow boy races, included a base ball game between two scrub nines, wrestling and boxing matches, an oratorical con test and musicale and a dance. There was an exhibit of automobiles and trucks, the Jennings Auto Co. of Hol brook, and , Dick Hollings worth and- Harry Jackson showing Ford and Chevrolet WT 1 t cars respectively. waiter McLaws, the local Ford son tractor dealer, showed his wares in the shape of a little Fordson which plowed sev eral furrows for an interest ed crowd. According to a represent ative . of the University of Arizona who attended the fair, the school children of Holbrook should be proud of their workmanship in do mestic science and handi craft. In the not so distant future Holbrook will have some artists, map-makers and excellent cooks added to those already numbered among.her residents. Some of those who made the trip from Holbrook were Mrs. Ellen Greer, who jour neyéd to the fair in spite of her eighty-odd years of age; Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Hall, Mr.. and Mrs. W. E. Ferguson, J. A. Morrow, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, C. H. Jenn- mgs, Harry Jackson, jjick V- T 1 -W-V 1 Hollingsworth, Byron T. Spencer, John Curley and J. H." Miller, who served as Sec retary and Treasurer of the Fair Commission. Besides Dr. Bartlett, other judges were Dr. Norton L. Harris of the University of Arizona, who passed on poul- ry, Dr. Picu of the Univer sity of Arizona, who judged the livestock and Miss Agr.es Hunt of the University, who took charge of the childrens' work, assisted by Miss Pal mer and Miss Zimmerman. Miss Grace Sparkes, Secre tary of the Northern Arizona t air, also visited tne iair. The United States Depart ment of Agriculture, Bureau of Biological Research, co operating with the extension service, displayed photo graphs showing methods of exterminating rodent pests, such as rats, prairie dogs and ack rabbits. IMPROVES PROPERTY Mrs. Mary D.. Taylor, pro prietor, of the Novelty Shop, in the north part of town, is having an addition built to her house which will give her considerable more space both in the store and living quart ers. Her rapidly growing business has made it neces sary for her to either enlarge the building where she now is or move to a more suitable one. Her store room when completed will be enlarged to the extent of having 55 extra feet of shelving, and will be very neat and at tractive in many ways. W. F. Williams returned to Holbrook Tuesday after a ten day vacation on the Coast. He reports condi tions in the the coast cities very good. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE HOLBROOK OIL FIELD THIEVES WORK BOLDLY They Loot a Clothing Store and Steal an Auto The boldest robbery ever perpetrated in Holbrook oc curred some time after two o'clock Monday morning, when thieves smashed the glass in the front door of L. C. Cad well & Co.'s Toggery Shop, entered and helped themselves to a stock of mer chandise estimated to value about $600, the loot consist ing of wearing apparel of all kinds, including a number of silk shirts which the thieves seemed to favor. : At the same hour Attorney C. H. Jordan's Willys-Knight car was stolen and it is as sumed thát the thieves were the same as those who robbed the toggery shop, and the car used in making the get away. The serial number of this car is 16965, Arizona Li cense No. 21356, left head light not burning, lett rear fender torn oil and repaired, new cord tire on rear wheel. This is a 1919 model and should be picked up without much delay. A reward of $50 has been offered for the arrest of parties in posses sion of car, or information leading to their arrest. The merchandise taken from the toggery shop is, however, more difficult of easy identification and unless recovered very shortly be fore. the thieves have an op portunity to dispose of same will prove a big loss to the enterprising establishment from which it was taken. This robbery makes it clear that Holbrook is in need of a regular night marshal The town is on the main line if the Santa Fe and subject to the prowling of any stray hobo who may seek to get a rest from a ride on the rods. In the case of L. C. Cadwell & Co. and Attorney Jordan the subject of proper . night protection seems like locking the door after the horse is stolen, but if this matter is given proper attention it will probably prevent a repitition of such bold thievery in the future. As far as we are able to learn no trace of the thieves has been found, although it is popularly reported that their route was south through Springerville. CHANGE IN TELEPHONE OFFICE Miss Birdie Fisher and Mrs. Allie Shreve, our two popular operators who have officiated at the local phone switchboard for the past two years, have resigned their positions to accept new duties in Holbrook's business life. The best wishes of their many friends follow them in their new duties. Misses Myrtle Wakefield and Alice Young have ac cepted positions in the phone office, replacing Miss Fisher and Mrs. Shreve. Coming A full car of the famous Ruberoid roofing paper. G. C. Hall. HOLBROOK TO HAVE A PLANING MILL Work will start next Mon day morning on the big lum ber sheds to be erected by G. C. Hall, a portion of which will be occupied by a first class planing and wood working mill. Mr. Hall feels that with the splendid prospects for the building up of Holbrook and its large territory the investment re quired for. this plant is well warranted, and will fill a long felt want among the contractors and builders in the territory. Work on the new building will be pushed with all possible . speed, and it is expected this new plant will be ready for operation within thirty days. ENTERTAINS IN HONOR OF SISTER On Wednesday - afternoon Mrs. R. R. Turbeville enter tained friends at a whist party in honor of her sister, Mrs. C." E. Storer of Port land, and tonight Mr. and Mrs. Turbeville will give a dancing party compliment ary to their house guests. Many social courtesies are being extended to Mrs. Storer. This afternoon Mesdames L. M. Raynolds and G. L. Ayres are hostesses at the former's home when they entertain with an auction bridge party. Tomorrow afternoon Miss. McClanahan has" invited a grouplSf friends in honor of the lady from the north, and ; in the evening Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Jordan i sv give a Dunet supper com plimenting i Mr. and Mrs. Storer. VISITORS FROM THE NORTH Mr. Mrs. C. E. Storer and Mr. Russell Young of Port land, Oregon, are guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Turbeville. Mrs. Stores and Mr'.. Young are sister and brother of Mrs. Turbeville. R. B. MARTINEZ TO BUILD ' IN CLARK ADDITION R. B. Martinez, wealthy sheepman of this county has just awarded the Hall lumb er yard a contract for the erection of a modern Califor nia bungalow to be built on East Arizona Avenue in the Clark addition. Work on this building will be started the last of this week, and when completed will be list ed as one of Holbrook's attractive homes. Within the past year Mr. Martinez has invested quite heavily in Holbrook real estate, dur ing which time he has pur chased very desirable pro perty in the Northwestern portion, and constructed two nice houses, besides his large purchase of lots in the Clark addition. Rev. Harold S Brewster of Winslow, will hold Epis copal services at the Central school house on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 2:30 p. m. Special music and everyDoay come. -a 11 wel-Isold DR. CARMICHAEL LOCATES IN HOLBROOK Dr. A. B. Carmichael, for merly of Prescott and latter ly connected with the United Eastern Hospital at Oatman, arrived in Holbrook this week and has opened temporary offices at the Commercial Hotel. Dr. Carmichael is widely known in his profes sion as a successful practi tioner and the addition of his name to the professional roster of Holbrook is a mat ter of congratulation to the community. FOR MRS. M. M. JORDAN Mrs. D. J. Thomas was hostess on last Tuesday after noon to a number of friends who were invited ' to meet Mrs. Jordan, who recently ! moved here to make her home. A piece of Indian pottery was presented to the honored guest by the hostess, and a dainty two course luncheon brought the pleasant after noon to a close. HUNTERS RETURN Two fine mule tail deer were brought to town Thurs day night by a hunting party composed of Alex. Mills, Joe Wood, J. R. Wood and G. S. Welch. The deer weighed 162 and 158 pounds and are fine specimens. They were bagged near Alpine. The party reports seeing many wild turkey in that vicinity. Postmaster Chas Osborne and W. E. Ferguson re turned without any visual evidence of their prowess, stating that game in the Wildcat Canyon country was conspicuous by its absence. Nevertheless they enjoyed the outing and are back in town with a new supply of "pep." CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION An examination for the position of Initial Clerk, in the post office will be held in this city on Nov. 8, 1919. Applicants must be citizens of the United States between the ages of 18 and 35 years on the date of the examina tion. Applicants must be phy sically sound and male ap plicants must be not less than 5 feet and 4 inches in height in- bare feet, and weigh not less than 125 pounds without overcoat or hat. For application blanks and further information relative to this examination, address W. A. Lee,. Local Secretary, Board of U. S. Civil Service Examin ers, Holbrook, Arizona, Governor Tom E. Camp bell arrived in Holbrook yesterday morning enroute to the fair at Snowflake. E. Julian Harbin came over from Winslow - Wednes day on business connected with the Holbrook Oil Field. Genuine Beaver Board is in Holbrook by the new lumberyard, adv. I. FIELD NOTES 1 Interest the past week has centered in the activities of representatives of the Allen Oil company, the secretary of which, Mr. Frank Wool sey, has been on the ground tor the past week awaiting the arrival of President Rit ter before definite action is taken. The latest advices are to the effect that Mr. Ritter has been unavoidably detained and will not reach Holbrook' until the first part of the coming week. With out doubt the arrival of Mr. Kitter win see tne consum mation of several deals which have been pending. It is no secret that this large con cern looks with hearty favor on the Holbrook field and is prepared to expend large sums for development. Under-reamer for the Hopi-Wind River well is ex pected in Holbrook today and in the event -of its ex pected arrival; work will be started at once to under ream the short distance be low the casing. In the mean time, pending the arrival of this appliance, ; much work has been accomplished at the camp in placing it in good shape for cold weather; nec essary repairs have been made on the rig and the cal wheel, recently arrived, has been placed, so that the en forced delay was not withqu its benefits. Supt. Glosser is leaving nothing, undone that may be accomplished toward rapid completion this well. of The new cable for the Ad amana Oil Co. arrived today and will be immediately taken to thewell. Drilling at this well is still in blue shale and comparatively, not as difficult drilling. Word has been received by Man ager w, J. Hennessy tnat more old wells on the com pany s Ventura property have been cleaned out and found to be oil producing. Dad Hastings continues to pound the drill through the flint like strata of cross-bed ed sandstone at the well of the Holbrook Oil company, alter a strenuous session with a large and difficult crevice mentioned in our last week's issue. This well is rapidly attaining depth, be ing at present in the neigh borhood of 540 feet deep. Nothing but the recent en counter of the crevice has impaired the excellent pro gress at this well, and the soft formation which is likely to be encountered at any drop of the drill, will be a boon after the difficul t plug- ing since the time of spud ding in. Machinery for the Zuni rig has arrived and is being rapid ly hauled to the well site and it is anticipated that actual operation will be commenced in the very near future. Fre quent visitors to the rig are all impressed with the sys- PRISONERS BREAK JAIL Digging through the brick wall of the County jail, three prisoners made their escape from the county bastile some time after two o'clock this morning. It is evident that in some manner the negro who was arrested prowling in the rooms of the Commer cial Hotel last week, ob tained a strong iron bar with which he first pried the door to his cell, liberating the other prisoners and after ward using the crude imple ment to dig through the brick wali of the jail. In cluded with the prisoner men tioned in making escape was John Grieves of Winslow, re cently bound over on the charge of murder, and a Navajo Indian prisoner, one bootlegger remaining and re fusing the freedom so sud denly conferred. At the time of going to press no trace of the fugit ives has been found. Lieut. Sims Ely of-Turon, Kansas, has accepted a posi tion at the Holbrook State Bank. A full line of builders hardware is carried by Hall's lumber yard. adv. tem and efficiency being dis played in getting things in shape for drilling. Progress continues at the well of the -Black Canyon Syndicate, work being still in the coconino sandstone. The Apache Oil company is going rapidly ahead with its preparations for resump tion of work and expect to be able to make definite an nouncement of beginning of operations within a few days. Charles Edward Major, geologist, arrived in Hol brook Tuesday and has since been busy with his work in the field which has been un dertaken at the instance of several of his clients. Col. J. C. Rankin stopped off in Holbrook today enroute from New York to the coast, to confer with Mr. Major. J. F. Keating, manager of the new drilling company re cently formrd by Arizona and Colorado capital, is expected-in Holbrook" within the next few days to start initial work on the camp and derrick for his company. Geologist Major has been en gaged to spot the well for this organization, and will complete this work while here, in connection with other work he has in hand. J. M. Larkin, oil man of Oklahoma, visited the field this week, making a super ficial examination, with, it is thought, intention of be coming interested therein.. Plans of the Common company, with wealth - Oil reference to the Holbrook field, have not yet been dis closed and local interest is very much aroused over the apparently authentic report that this big company will soon be numbered among the operators.