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j I J I J f KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE HOLBROOK OIL FIELD t Vol. 12. No. 9. HOLBROOK, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1920 Single Copy Five Cents. HO O EW3 GOOD ROADS BONDS PUT OVER BY TWO TO ONE The bond election held last Saturday submitting to the voters the question of raising funds through the issuance of bonds to the amount of $150,000 for the improve ment of the highways of the county were carried by al most a two to one majority. Whiteriver.Keams Canyon and Pinetop went over the top unanimously for the bonds; Winslow in precinct No. 1 only had one vote against, while Holbrook gave the bonds a majority of 78 out of 106 votes cast. St. Joseph, Heber and Showlow were the only pre cincts that said thums down unanimously, but these com munities were given suffi cient succor by the balance of the county to pry them out of their own ruts. The roads that will be im proved as the result of Sat urday's election will be the Holbrook to Apache county line to connect with the Springerville-St. Johns road; Holbrook to Winslow; Win slow to Coconino county line; REPORTED OIL STRIKE NEAR BOWIE, ARIZONA Persistent rumor, with ap parently ample" foundation, has it that oil has been struck near Bowie, Arizona, at a depth of 1700 feet. The pro duction is reported as being 65 barrels a day, flowing. It is well known that drill . ing has been going on inter mittently near Bowie for the past year or more ' and ' not long ago goocl , showings of gas and oil Were rumored. If the above report is au . thentic it is not surprising except to those who have BIG HERD OF ELICS TO BE BRANDED TONIGHT The Winslow Lodge No. 536, B. P. O. E., under a special dispensation will in itiate a class of thirty eight members into the Arizona herd at the court house in Holbrook tonight. There will be a big feed, good music and a frolicsome time when the strange bunch are turned into the Winslow range, that now numbers more than six hundred head. Following are the victims that will be branded tonight: W. V. BeldingH. W. Bowl ing, B. B. Néel, R. M. Sulli van, Varden Keen, C. W. Cook, B. W. Lemmon, G. B. Coleman, H. W. Wetzel, C. E. Stegmier, Paul V. Bruce, H. E. Hennessey, P. A. Lerch, P. H. Kremer, R. T. Bowling, C. W- Harp, H. E. Preeoe, Henry G. Stiles, A. F. Davis, John S. Quirk, Elmer Flanigan, M. I. Mott, J. S. Sutton,. C. P. Cooley, Arthur Schuster, Stephen Kcrnaus, L. W. Bowling, J. Holbrook south to Snowflake to connect with the road now being built by the U. S. For est reserve; Holbrook north to Moqui reservation and a connecting link from the road south of Snowflake now being constructed to Pine dale. When this work, that is now assured, is completed, Navajo county will have a fine system of roads, which is one of the very best assets of a community, reflecting progress and stability in its highest form. Following is a summary of the votes cast in the var ious precincts: . Peecinct For Against Winslow No. 1 28 1 . Winslow No. 2 23 13 Wintlow No. 3... : 37 17 St. Joseph 14 85 Holbrook ........106 2S Woodruff 13 6 Snowflak 30 24 Taylor...... 26 4 Shumway 6 6 Showlow... 4 12 Lakeside. 11 5 Pinetop 17 O Whiteriver 13 . 0 Lindan 2 6 Pinedalo 19 3 . Heber " 8 27 Indian Wells no electioneer Ki'ams- Ganon 5 O 362 185 foolishly believed that the Arizona state line has kept the oil, which has been dis covered in neighboring ter ritory, from entering this state. It is said that the discov ery near Bowie has been kept "entre nous" by those interested and no informa tion has been given out for publication. The News prints this re port for what it may be worth. believing it is'more than probable, but not vouch ing for the story absolutely. S. Dunham, J. A. Hart, L. E. Ruble, Alonzo Payne, W. E. Ferguson, Chris Hulls, Neis P. Smith, R. E. Lane. Walter Taylor, Otis A. Gates, Chas.-Keaggy. BASEBALL SUNDAY . FLAGSTAFF VS. HOLBROOK Holbrook's baseball team will cross bats with the ag gregation of ball tossers from Flagstaff next Sunday. The game should be an in teresting one as the local team has been strengthened and "Flag" comes well re commended as hittíng 'em hard and often. No" doubt a large crowd will be in at tendance at the game. Saturday night there will be a baseball dancefor the benefit of the team. A KIDDIE'S PARTY Mrs. Henry Stiles enter tained last Monday after noon with a pretty children's party in celebration of the birthday anniversary of her small son, a frolic and a feast . of goodies with the birthday cake, upon which burned four small candles, representing the age of little Earl, made perfect the an niversary event. The guests of the after noon including several of the mothers were Edna, Delia and Frank Paulsell, Leola and Viola Hennessey, Agnes Johns, Lillian and Mamie Chamberlin, Mrs. H. E. Hennessey, Mrs. Johns and Mrs. M.' H. Dowell, the grandmother of the small host. HOLBROOK NEWS NOTES The Fifth Annual Cowboy Reunion will be held on Juné 29th and 30th at Springer ville. $2000 in prizes is of fered and preparations are being made for the best re union ever held. Dan McNeil of Lakeside spent Thursday in Holbrook. Chase Rogers, the Snow flake contractor, visited with friends in Holbrook Sunday. S. A. Morrow spent Wed nesday in Winslow. Repairs on the Winslow bridge are completed; the road is now open and in fine condition. R. S. Teeple has been elec ted secretary of the Atlas Oil company. County Attorney Greer was called to Flagstaff on business Thursday. : MrsHattie Penrod spent Wednesday at Winslow. Sheriff Harp transacted business in Cooley on Tues day. W. T. Cook, Silver Creek sheep man was in town Wed nesday. . R. C. Cresswell and John A. Freeman attended a spec ial meeting of the Board of Supervisors Wednesday. W. E. Stratton of Snow flake spent Saturday in Hol brook. John Adair, the popular Sheriff of Pinetop was here Thursday. Cliff Frost of Snowflake spent Sunday in Holbrook. ' JU J. Maucini, resident en-. gineer of the government aid road project of Snow- fiake-Pinetop, was in town Thursday. Miss Lulu Harp, sister of Sheriff Harp, and her niece Ruth Harp, have returned from an extended visit in Los Angeles. Misses Daisy and Norma Divelbess returned home last Monday after several weeks spent out on the ranch north of town. Miss Lila Chamber lin was their guests on this pleasant outing. Mrs. S. N. Thomas, mother of Mrs. John Funk, returned recently from an extended visit to relatives in San Diego. Mrs. I. R. Waters and children have returned to Holbrook after a month's visit to relatives in Kansas Miss Florence Smith who was graduated from the St. Vincent Academy in Albu querque, last week, has re turned home. Mrs. D. J. Thomas left last Tuesday for Texas, hav ing been called there on ac count of serious illness of her father. Mrs. C. B. Lee left here last week for Utah, to attend a family reunion. ARIZONA WEEKLY INDUSTRIAL REVIEW - Safford Gila Valley's flour mill to be completed for seasons crop including high concrete and steel ware house. Phoenix Range and stock conditions throughout state reported good. Phoenix Interstate Com merce Commission approved reduced freight rates on ore, concentrates ancTsulphurets. Chandler District cotton crop reported ; 90 per cent stand. Nogales Southern Pacific oí Mexico R. R. resumes operations. Temple Rock crusher be ing constructed to supply county highway work. Payson has organized a Chamber of Commerce. Payson Oxbow resumes work sinking shaft to water level. Douglas port of entry shows big. increase in ore shipments for month of May. St. Johns Bankers Oil Corporation lease large tract, drilling to start. Paradise Estimated cost of Horseshoe , and Camp Verde reservoir 'project $16,- 000,000. Mesa South Verde Co., starts development Verde Valley property. Tombstone to take activé steps to establish aerial land ing fields. Groom Creek.. G o d e n Gradon Co., takes over Bri ganza group, large reduction plant planned. Skull Valley Jerome Prescott Co., developing rich gold ore in Copper Basin. Pioneer White Metal Co. erecting 60 ton plant. Oatman United Eastern increases mill capacity to 325 tons daily. , . Phoenix establishing free camping ground, water and gas to be piped. , . Benson Bids for comple tion of Benson-Vail highway called for. Phoenix Completion of Black Canyon road expected within month. Ray Contracts let for construction of Ray-Kelvin road. The world acreage in win ter wheat crop, according to the International Institute of Agriculture at Rome, is given as 94,962,000 acres, which is 8 per cent below last five-year average. Douglas Street car oper tion shows $15,000 annual loss; service abandoned. Nogales Business of the Port of Nogales for th fiscal year ending June 30 will ap proximate $50,000,000. Daily business has exceeded $10,000 for months, and with the immense garbanzo crop of Mexico, this should reach $15, 000. The port has collected more than twice the amount of duties taken in last year. From 10 to 15 carloads of tomatoes, valued in excess to $1500 each, are admitted daily. PAINTED DESERT FORMS SETTING FOR WEDDING A romantic spot in one of the beautiful canyons on the Painted Desert in the vicin ity of the Zuni well, was the scene of a pretty wedding at high noon on Wednesday, when Miss Velta Smith be came the bride of Paul W. Bastine. It was a group of relatives who gathered to witness the ceremony at which Rev. An drews, of Winslow, officia ted. They were Mrs. John Funk and two grandchildren, Wilbert and Hazel Hamilton and "Mrs. Funk's mother, Mrs. Thomas. The young couple came here from Gib son New Mexico, and the groom is a distant relative of Mrs. Funk. After the ceremony the party enjoyed an el fresco luncheon. HOLBROOK NEWS NOTES Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Bazell have for their guest Mrs. Bazell's sister, Mrs. W. W. Chadwick. Last Sunday W. B. Cross and daughter Allie, and Messrs Fred O. Crain and Frank Menie motored to the Holbrook Oil well and enjoy ed a picnic dinner. Next. Tuesday evening Liberty Chapter No. 23, O. E. S., will have a meeting at their lodge room at which there will be some initiatory work done. Mr. and Mrs. JoseDh R. Treat of Lakeside came in last Thursday to meet Mrs. Treat's sister Mrs. Young, from Holfywood, Calif. Mrs. Younff will SDend June and July at Lakeside, a guest at the Treat home. Dr. and Mrs. Switzer left Sunday afternoon in their car for a trip to Gallup and Albuquerque, - N. M., and may go on to Pueblo, Colo., before returning to Hol- krook. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. Moore, who- were recently married in Los Angeles,' en joyed a short honeymoon trip at the Grand Canyon, and arrived here last Sunday to remain for a time, and will later go to Texas where Mr. Moore has valuable oil holdings. L. Cadwell and family and Mrs. VL. C. Henning and children returned Wednesr day from an automobile trip to the White mountains where they camped "near Snake river, enjoying a week's outing. W. C. Hamilton of Los Angeles spent a few days here last week a guest at the home ol his father-in-law, Mr. John Funk. Mr. Hamil ton left for the east Mon day to join his wife in Kan sas Citv. and from there they will journey to Chicago for a visit to relatives. A group of friends motor ed beyond St. Joseph last Wednesday afternoon, where a" picnic supper was spread. In the party ; were Mrs. James Scorse and her house guest Miss Zella Jones, Mrs. McBean, Mrs. Reesand daughter Miss Katherine and W. J. Williams. G. O. Miller returnedhome last Wednesday night and is back in harness at the post office after a two weeks visit at his old home in New York City. He went back to visit his brother who is very ill. Mr. Miller stated that his brother seemed to improve considerably while he was there and the family have strong hopes of his ultimate recovery. The News knows one way to help the paper shortage but delinquent subscribers will probably pay no atten tion to the suggestion. BUBBLES FROM THE HOLBROOK OIL FIELD Casingforthe Holbrook Oil Company is expected within the next few days.' New walking beam has been in stalled and with casing set there will be no occasion whatever to prevent rapid sinking to the sands. Manager Ben McCloskey of the Black Canyon - Oil Company (formerly Black Canyon Syndicate) advises that directors and others of the company will arrive . the first of the coming week for. an important conference re lative to this developmant. The Apache Oil Company is waiting the arrival of cas ing to shut off its first water. The Zuni Oil Company en countered a little bad luck last week, as one of the in cidents to operations of this kind ; some difficulty has been GOVERNOR CAMPBELL BLOWS INTO HOLBROOK Gov. Thomas E. Campbell arrived in Holbrook Wed nesday on his Way from the Chicago convention, and en route to the Lyman Dam on a trip of inspection. " The Governor remained here until Thurs'day and was kept quite busy expounding his version of the big show in Chicago. He stated that the first four days offered an excep tional spectacle -a conven tion without- leaders. He FORT APACHE INSTITUTES MOOSE LODGE, MONDAY The pew subordinate Lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose' was instituted, last Monday evening, June 14th, by Mr. W. Ward Dayies, State Supervisor, Phoenix, Arizona, in a most impres sive . manner. The lodge starts out with about 50 members, and the boys have pledged themselves to build her up to over 100. v The following are the officers in stalled: -' Past Dictator, Chas. Fyke; Dictator, F. D. Houston; Vice Dictator, Robert Bur kett; Prelate, Don C. Eng lish; Secretary, Herman Hartman; Treasurer, H. W. Nichols; Inner Guard, Henry T.. Noonan; Outer Guard, Daniel M. Scheib; Trustees, Chas. C." Whlschey, A. A. Jackson and D. M. Scheib. A good drill team will be appointed . by the Dictator and will set to practise im mediately with the purpose of appearing at the next an nual convention of the order. The indications are that Fort Apache will have a live useful Moose Lodge. Mr. Davies accompanied by Mr. R. Drymond, Deputy Super visor also visited Holbrook experienced in setting the casing and as we go to press we are not advised as to pro gress being made. Jack Marden, Manager of the Holbrook Oil Company, is in the southern part of the state on company business. He is expected back today. Several transfers of pro spective oil land are reported during the past week. A visitor, said tn he a re presentative of the Dutch onen uo. , was very ousy in the held the past few days. Drilling progresses at th e Adamana well and the for mation continues difficult. Nothing new has developed during the week as to change in formation excepting that a salt content is quite notice able. was reticent, however, when approached as to mention of "his name as the vice-presidential nominee during the soiree. : "Chicago was Hot" says the Governor, and probably this is the reason they found it convenient to dispense with Wood. x Navajo county appealed to him far more than Chic ago. He will return Sunday for a short stop before leav ing for Phoenix. - Lodge during the week and made arrangements for a vigorous membership cam paign to be conducted here during the next few weeks. The Order meets in annual convention this week at Mooseheart, 111., where they are maintaining and educat ing for life neárly 1000 children. A. & B. SCHUSTER CO.'S HANDSOME NEW STORE There has been, things do ing around the store of A. & B. Schuster lately, and the hundreds of Navajo county patrons that have patronized this house for more than a third of a century will note with pleasure the evidence of growth and prosperity of this popular house. An archway has been cut to con nect the new storeroom on the east which will be used for groceries and hardware, while the west room will con tain the stocks of dry goods, 1 clothing and furnishings. The store now presents the appearance of a modern met ropolitan establishment, end would be a credit to any city and reflects the progressive spirit that imbuesthe enter prising merchants of Holbrook.