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KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE HOLBROOK OIL FIELD
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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
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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.

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