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TLJ Official Paper of Navajo County and the holbrook Oil Field SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS HOLBROOK, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA, April 8, 1921 Vol. 12. Nd. 5t LAST P.-T. MEETING The last meeting' of the year of the Parent-Teachers' associa- 4-í"vr Vi -I ' I 'i i Arrio Tr Atrnnín rr I f.rñirc. where an interesting program was rendered by grade pupils. One of the features of the even ing was an address by Miss Ma ble Carter on "The .Value of an Education." Others who assist ed on the program were Rev. Speck, "Mr. Hancock, Mr. ,Farr "and Prof. Branigan. Refreshments were served and a most enjoyable evening was had by all. The next meeting will be upon call of the superintendent of schools. o GOOD SCOUTS Hughes. Word reaches us that our pop ular and efficient jeweler, Mr. H. W. Hughes, is splendidly recov ering from his recent operation at the Mayo hospital in Roches ter, Minnesota. , litis is ' gratifying news; Hughes, a patient sufferer for years from intestinal trouble, never failed to radiate sunshine and square dealing. You know the old sawtthat it is easy to smne wnen tnings are Dngnt ana sunshiny, but the fellow that makes for good citizenship, good companionship, is the fellow who can smile when things are wrong dead wrong. : 0 WHY NOT SAME LAW FOR ALL RUMOR AND LIE PEDDLERS Be it enactéd by the legislature of the state of Arizona: Section 1. Any person who wilfully and knowingly makes, circulates or transmits to an other or others, any statement or ru mor, written, printed or by word of mouth, which is untrue in fact and is directly , or by inference derogatory to the finnacial condition or affects the solvency or financial standing of any ""bank doing business in this state; or who knowingly counsels, aids, pro acures or induces another , to. start, transmit or circulate any such state ment or rumor, is guilty of a misde meanor punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year or both. o STATE LAND OFFICE RECEIPTS $46,496 FOR MARCH Total receipts of the state land de partment for the month of March amounted to $46,496.36, according to the reports of Rudolph Kuchler, .state land commissioner. The sale accounts for the month amounted to $16,701.85, the rentals $28,230.63, while the fees were $1,563.88. The first three months of the year vthe net cash receipts for the office amounted to $143,147.98, which amount has been transmitted to the state treasurer. o HOSTILE PUBLIC HAMPERS "DRY- AGENTS, CLAIM -Difficulty in enforcing national pro hibition include hostile public senti ment, lack of co-operation ' by the states, bootlegging on the borders and issuance of too many dealers' permits, according to John F. Kramer, federal prohibition commissioner. What he termed as his "honest views" on prohibition were given by Mr. Kramer in a letter to Senator Capper, of Kansas. o MIAMI WOMAN DIES CATTLE-KILLING LION OF MONSTER SIZE The biggest mountain lion that has been killed in Yavapai county for years fell to the rifle of Giles W. Gos wick, of .the Cherry creek district, a few days ago. News of the death of the lion, which is believed to have been the one that has killed a number of cattle in the Cherry creek country the last few weeks, was brought to Jerome today by Frank France and Bill Follett, of Aultman. After three yearlings had been found dead, slain by the lion, tha stockmen and farmers of Cherry creek decided that it was about time something should be done. Several experienced hunters and trailers took to the hills. Goswick was the success " ful one. He brought in the lion, the size, of which made the eyes of the na tives bug out far enough to be raked off. with sticks. It is believed that there; are two other lions, both smaller, ranging in the same neighborhood, and deter mined efforts are being made to run them to eárth. Jerome News. LOCAL NOTES FROM ADAMANA the lady who so courteously spoke to Mr. Jones Friday even ing, saying, Good evening, Mr. Morgan," and thereby causing Mr. Jones great mental suffering and agony, will call at the Santa Fe depot between the hours of 8 a. m. and 4 p. m. (noon hour ex cepted) and apologize, all will be forgiven. Mr. Jacob Grill, the father-in-law of Mr. Claussey, received a very painful injury April 1st, while unloading a trunk out of a coach. The trunk slipped and fell on Mr. Grill's foot. At this writing, however, Mr. Grill is very much better. Professor Pete Beaslet, re fused to attend the dance Satur day night, for the reason that the management had intimated that they would look with dis favor on the presence of too many gentlemen who had earlier in life, neglected the use of that- famous herpicide which makes it unnecessary to comb your hair from circumference to the cen ter; the management claiming mat tnese Drigm ana sniny domes reflected the- lights from the lamps into the eyes of the dancers and caused them to bump into one another. Mrs. VV. O. Morgan received a communication from her neice, Mrs. E. E. Smith, stating that she was married to E. E. Smith in Fresno, Calif., Easter Sunday. Of course there are many, very mTlny, Mrs. Smiths in the Unit ed States and Canada, and in fact they are scattered, all over our insular possessions, but the particular Mrs. Smith referred to in these dispatches, was form erly Miss Mattie Johnson, of Adamana and Holbrook. Miss Johnson's wedding was a sur prise to most all of her relatives except her husband. Mrs. Smith says one of the given names of her husband is Ever-it; we do not understand this as-John was the given name of every Smith we ever Jaicar' heretofore; at least that is the case in Adam ana anyway. I am send them some nursery rhymes, in case they would ever need them you know ? Miss Mattie married a man Whose maiden name was Smith. He's got a Ford and a farm of land, Which shows he is no myth. They are already out west, Where they're building a nest And lining the thing with prunes, While their voices are blending in the merriest of tunes. - At the close of day they are far-away from the city's noise and clang, So they bid goodnight v And blow out' the light, And let the rest of the world go hang. The Adamana Kangaroo Danc ing club gave, at the Adamana school house, Saturday night, one of the finest and best attend ed dances of the season. There were about 75 people present, not including the 18 babies who at intervals were very much present. A crisis in the even ing's entertainment was very im minent at one time, when the whole 18 babies in unison, enter ed a protest against being de prived of their "home brew" in definitely. The situation was saved by the suggestion of a certain resident bachelor that a temporary nursery be installed in a nearby cottage, which was done promptly and a competent nurse put in charge. Just as the last baby was being carried out, the Silva orchestra commenced playing that very latest dreamy waltz, entitled, "After the Bawl," thus he Situation was saved by the master of "Dogey Flats." Are you listening, Geo. Jensen? Mrs. M. J. Clossey, after first ascertaining that her husband was sound asleep, proceeded to go to Winslow to visit some Michigander friends of theirs by the name of Harry Adelfson and incidentally to do some much needed shopping. All of this she accomplished before Mr. Clossey awoke. Isn't it singular M. J can be trusted only when he is asleep? i Mrs. Wm. Nelson has received ' a communication from the cham- ' Mexico. This man was the fath ber of commerce at Gallup stat-1 er of Leonard Douglas, who was ing that April the 12th, under i killed by No. 7, September 27, the auspices of that body, there 1 PIONEER REUNION With the date of the big pio I neer reunion and celebration in Phoenix on April 12 and 13 ; drawing near, and w ith interest ! in the event 'growing beyond even 'the greatest expectations, The Arizona Republican, under whose auspices the pioneer gath ering is being held and which newspaper is paying all of the expenses of the celebration in Phoenix, is pleased to announce that the railroads in the state, the Arizona Eastern, Santa Fe and El Paso and Southwestern, have authorized a round-trip rate to the pioneer reunion of one and one-half fares. This undoubtedly will, permit many more pioneers to attend this sreat rathering and will make it even more of a success, an event which will forever go down in the history of Arizona. This round-trip rate is on the certificate plan, whereby the pio neer will purchase at his home station a one-way ticket to Pho'e nix, taking a receipt. By pre senting this receipt at the office of The Republican and getting it countersigned, he or she will receive a certificate permitting the purchase of a one-half fare ticket for the return trip." This railroad fare and the liv ing expenses during the stay in Phoenix will constitute the only necessary outlay on the part of those attending the reunion. All the entertainment features are being provided by The Republi can. At the time of registration at The Republican office a coupon ticket will be furnished each one, which will admit free of charge to every event on the program of the two days. Plans for the pioneers' reun ion are completed, so that the barbecue, parade, picnic rnd otn er big events need only the ar rival of the day to start them moving. More than 1500 pio neers of Arizona have sent their names to The Republican, and with more names coming by ev ery mail. Pioneers also are writ ing their reminiscences m such. number that the special edition of The Republican, which will contain them and which will be presented to everyone attending the reunion, will be a valuable and unique souvenir of the oc casion and a remarkable addition to the history of the state. Those contemplating attending the reunion are, asked in this final request to 'notify the pio neer editor of The Republican, Phoenix, Ariz., so that definite arrangements may be made to provide accommodations at the various events on the program. Remember the date, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 12 and 13. Special round-trip rate of one and one-half fare has been ar ranged for the occasion. o - BOARD MAKES A CUT The board of supervisors this week declined to allow the coun ty recorder a deputy any longer. This is the first time since state hood that the Navajo county re corder is without a deputy. o A QUAKE At 2:10 p. m. Wednesday, Hol brook and surrounding country, experienced a distinct earth quake, which lasted intermit tently for about five minutes. The News plant felt the quake distinctly, as did everyone else in Holbrook that we have talked with. would be held over in the petri fied forest, six miles south of Adamana, a good roads meeting to discuss ways and means to get a just proportion of the road taxes we are paying, applied to the constructing and maintain ing of some semblance of a road between Gallup and Holbrook. This communication also states that there will be a barbecue in conection with the meeting, beef, bread and coffee being furnished by the chamber of commerce of Gallup, but they are asking the people to bring the "trimmin's". Now, let's everybody go and give those enterprising citizens of Gallup the support that should go with so worthy a cause. W. R. Douglas, of the Zuni Oil Co., received the sad news that his brother, A. L. Douglas, had been acidentally shot on his way home from El Paso, Texas. His brother resides at lularosa, Isiew 1920. PETRIFICADO. THIS WEEK'S PROGRESS WITH THE KING OIL The situation in the oil field the past week has been much the same as last chronicled, and is a period during which no great change in development or gen eral routiné has been noted. Viewed in a general way, con ditions are as satisfactory as could be hoped for, and as we have before stated, thoroughly convincing as to the ultimate outcome. It should be borne in mind that wells drilling in a pio neer field, . hundreds of miles from a source of supplies, with no complete log of the field to anticipate difficulties to be en countered, and local conditions as to water, roads and similar necessary incidentals, affording considerable room for the rem edy which will automatically oc cur with the first production. inasmucn as conditions are practically the same as last week it is difficult to get new. expres sions from the management of the different wells, but from what information we can obtain the Adamana is still engaged in the setting of its casings; the Holbrook Oil Co. waiting for ar rival of. equipment which has been shipped from the coast and" is due to arrive today; the Zuni still engaged in running eight inch casing, and the Black Can yon doing preparatory work nec essary and incident to resump tion of drilling. ' The large leases of patented land which have been obtained by prominent interests during the past month have been taken as merely a confirmation of the confident belief that all that re mains to make Holbrook the cen ter of an oil field, is a little more depthor perchance-the casing of water already encountered above a strata slightly pene trated and which has made re markable, showings under water pressure. Othf.r int-esis have statci their inclination and intent to se cure acreage for drilling pur poses and it is likely that defin ite announcement, of further ac tivity may b" made very short ly.. o INDICATIONS FOR HOL BROOK FIELD GOOD (El Paso Herald). Phoenix, Ariz., April 4. Ac cording to George N. McBean, the Holbrook oil field is on the verge of production. In at least two of the wells several strata of oil sand have been cut and drillers believe that within a short time there will be tapped the "baby" sands of the San Juan country. Owing to the depth and general conditions, this, it is expected may materi alize gushers. The Holbrook field is of large extent, the wells being scatter ed many miles over a sandstone plain. The Holbrook and Hopi wells are 20 and 12 miles south' west of Holbrook. The Zuni is 22 miles northeast of Holbrook and 12 miles north of Adamana station. The Adamana well is about 25 miles south of Holbrook and others are as far away as Springerville, in the southern end of Apache county, about 90 miles to the southeast. In Old Lake Bed. The oil of the Little Colorado valley, in which the wells are sit uated, once was the bed of a ALTERS $2 BILL TO LOOK LIKE $20 BILL An attempt to pass a $2 bill, with cirjhers added to each num- eral "2" to make it appear as a $20 bill, was made at the Depot eK' - An XTn-Mtl. O V t 1 af. by a Mexican boy, aged about 12 years. The proprietor, detecting im- mediately the alteration, told the boy that he didn't have enoughs change for the bill at. that time and asked him to come in later for the change, the proprietor holdine the bill. It was nut into the hands of Chief of Police Mc- Mahon and an effort made to trace the boy who did not return. The ciphers were those similar to the ciphers on bills of larger denominations, carefully drawn and trimmed and pasted on the bill, readily detected if scrutin- ized, but making it appear at a glance to be a $20 bill. Prescott Courier. FUTURE OIL PROBLEMS The west can be thankful that its oil industry has not been crip pled by the post-war readjust ment. The oil industry has its prob lems, however, and the chief one is constant new development to keep pace with growing demand. To assure our future oil supply, our government must cooperate with oil producers at home and abroad. The greatest possible efficiency must be gotten by the automotive industry and con sumers of motor fuel. The oil industry must be more efficient and get more gasoline from each barrel of crude. Thos. A. O'Donnell, a national ly prominent oil man says : "Oil is a world necessity, the produc tion of which, wherever found, should be opened to individual initiative to the end that its re fined products, so fruitful in cre ating and assisting other forms of production, may gain the wid est possible distribution. - The American oil industry asks only the support of the nation m giv ing it an equal status, putting it upon an equal footing with the nationals of other countries jn the development of the world's petroleum resources and it asks this in the interest of the na tion." . o FINANCES OF STATE BEGIN TO BRIGHTEN The state's financial situation al ready is beginning to lighten. An nouncement is made by State Treas urer Raymond Earhart that all war rants against the state road tax fund dated from January 4 to 25 will be paid off, as a result of the receipt re cently from the federal government of about $19,000 federal aid money. It is also planned to pay off all warrants against the general fund of the state dated March 7 to 10, money for this purpose being available from funds which have been collected as fees by various state departments. On April 10 the state will be in po sition to liquidate its obligations on much larger scale, this being the te set for the first instalment of $1,000,000 m payment of tax antici pation bonds, which have been pur chased by a large bonding syndicate. o CAMP VERDE TO BE LINKED WITH PRESCOTT Residents of Prescott, Camp Verde and the Verde valley will be able to make the trip between Prescott and Camp Verde in a few short hours, and with but one stop or change, when the Verde valley stage line starts operat ing its new line from Jerome to Camp Verde. The installation of the new line will give service to a large group of per sons resident in and around Camp Verde, enabling them to make the trip to Jej-ome or Prescott within a short time. At the same time it will benefit Prescott to a considerable ex tent by bringing in many people who would otherwise not come because of the difficulty of making the trip here tofore. great lake, with deep elimination of silt as the waters were drain ed off through the Grand Can yon. The formation uniformly is very hard, making the drilling expensive and causing frequent delays. Seven corporations are said to be active m the field : The Adam ana, Apache, Black Canyon, Hoi brook, Hopi, Zuni and Bankers. The Zuni, in the Painted Des ert, is down about 1UUO reet, with a log that reads wholly m sand stone, soapstoné, shale, lime and sand, with salt water between 932 and 945 fet. Hopes are held that the 'baby' sand will be struck within 300 feet. In the Adamana well, salt water was strupk at 2060 feet, and is being cased off. It struck F1 bl fl7u of as at about the Lsama depth Oil Sand Is Shallow. The "baby" sand in the San Juan country is said to lie at a shallow depth, according to the logs of several of the wells, it is found at varying depths in northeastern Arizona, where for mations are not level. The Hopi well is still a short distance from this formation, though over 2400 feet deep. The first oil indications were found almost within the Hol brook townsite, in a well driven by Harry Scorse. Oil, generally from shale, and bubbling gas, have been found at many points within a distance of over 1000 miles, north and south, from Holbrook. ABOUT WATER AND SEWERS Mr. J. M. Lee, mayor, says that he does not know definitely what arragements the Orman Construction company has made for the well driller, but that it is a safe estimate, based on con versation with Mr. Orman, that the work of construction on the water and sewer project will commence within ten days or two weeks. Mr. Lee also states that the Orman people will bring in their own corps of experts, but em ploying all other labor here. The benefits of this work, commencing at this time when conditions are not yet back to; normal, can hardly be over-estimated in importance to Hol brook. We have a live mayor and council, and their efforts in mak ing so advantageous a contract should and will be appreciated by all. o 130 MEN LAID OFF ON PRESCOTT LINE OF SANTA FE One hundred and thirty men on the Fhoenix division of the Santa Fe were laid off Friday, according to informa tion given out at the local railroad of fices. Most of the men have been working on the track surfacing gangs under Patrick Lynch and Charles Or tez, but some of the railroad employes affected were local office and shop men. Prescott Courier. , o POSTPONE SLACKER LISTS Publication by the war department of the list of war-time draft evaders has been postponed until Attorney General Daugherty can prepare an opinion on the question of the legal liability of the government should names of innocent men appear on the lists made public by accident. o . COPPER MINES CLOSE All copper mines at Courtland and Gleeson, about 30 miles north of Bis bet, iiave siijiirfed operation ífái an indefinite period, according to W. T. Young, president of the Great "West ern Copper company at Courtland. .' o JEFFERSON HOTEL AT PHOENIX SOLD The Jefferson hotel, at Phoenix, was sold last week by R. M. Monaghan to R. L. Cherry, of Mobile., Ala., who took chargeof the hotel. Mr. Cherry formerly oyned the Battle House, the Cawthorne and Bienville hotels' of Mobile, and is a recent arrival in Ari zona. o BIG YAVAPAI MINES TO CLOSE APRIL 15 It was announced at Jerome, Ariz., that the United Verde Copper com pany's mine and the United Verde Ex tension mine, the two 'largest produc ers of copper in Yavapai county, would shut down April 15. Both mines cur tailed production sometime ago and at present are employing only about 50 per cent of their normal forces. o ARIZONA UNIVERSITY TUTOR ENDS LIFE WITH PISTOL Dr. Joseph Curdy Strickland,, con nected with the Carnegie research lab oratory at Tucson, was found dead at his home, clutcning a revolver in his hands. Dr. Strickland was known to have been despondent over ill health for some time. o OFFICERS SEIZE CAR OF LIQUOR AT MESA Liquor valued at nearly 1000 con cealed in the upholstering of an auto mobile was taken by Night Officer Boyd Johnson early Friday morning when the two men driving through from Nogales, who had stopped ' in Mesa for a bite to eat in a restaurant, were arrested. One of the men made his getaway from the marshal's of ficer, while they were being! taken to jail. . .. : ' ' r rr O ; ; EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGED ' AGAINST HOTEL CLERK According to a report to the sher iff's office at Phoenix, T. M. Maddox, former clerk of the San Marcus hotel in Chandler, is alleged to have left the hotel Friday, taking with him about $3,000 of the hotel's funds. A warrant has been issued and wires sent out by the sheriff's office for his arrest. According to yie officers, Maddox was commissioned by the sheriff's office as a special' deputy in J Chandler. He is. described as. being 57 years of age, 5 feet and 10 inches in height, slim build, withlight blue eyes and light complexion. THE REES' ENTERTAIN Mr. and Mrs.' Frank Rees en tertained at bridge last Satur day evening in honor of Miss Helen Hopkins, who in company with her mother was motoring from Los Angeles to Greeley, Colo., and grasped the opportun ity to tarry a day or two in Hol brook to visit their old friends. Those present were Mi. and Mrs. Claud O'Neal, Miss Helen Hop kins, Miss Betty Arnot, Miss Ann Cristy, Miss Eunice Lati more, Miss Very Offel, Miss White, of Winslow, and Messrs. Lemon, W. F. Williams, Glenn Snodgrass, Geo. Darling and C. C. Goodner. ' : o MOONLIGHT PARTY There is nothing that beats getting away from your natural haunts once in awhile, and mak ing a day or a night of it under different atmosphere. Accord ingly, on last Saturday night, a number, of our good people mo tored to Adamana, danced, ate and enjoyed themselves com pletely under Adamana's atmos phere. We don't know whether or not they were interviewed by our sterling correspondent, Petrifi cado, but we are willing to bet that if they were, they met a good scout with a fresh natural humor. ' Those there were: George and Ed Hennessy, H. P. Carter, Jim Reeder, Oscar Johns, J. F. Fish er, Mrs. F. R. Goodman, Mrs. Ed Leopold, Miss Florence Smith and Minnie Wallace. All report a fine and enjoyable evening. They had a fine moonlight even ing for their return! o NEGRO FARMER DEVELOPS NEW COFFEE SUBSTITUTE Something entirely new, in the way of an agricultural product, is being de veloped near Chandler by Jack Gray, a negro farmer. He calls it coffee, but it is really a legume, a white bean. It parches well and, treated likeoffe. makes a drink that tastes very much like coffee. The wed was secured by Mrs, Columbus H. Gray, of Phoenix, from the agricultural department, though she has no special name for it. Mrs. Gray, incidentally, is the oldest living white resident of Salt River val ley, coming in August of 1S6S. She and her husband brought with them a number of colored servants, one of whom was Jack Gray's mother. JUROR WANTS TO SELL OUT AND IS JAILED Jacob Schleisman, a Jerome resident empaneled for jury service at Pre scots in the suit for $40,000 damages insti tuted by James G. Gates against tha Atchison, Topeka and Sania Fe rail road, is cooling his heels in the coun ty jail, following his arrest Tuesday afternoon on a charge of having solic ited a bribe from the attorneys for the railrdad, Norris & Norris. Schleis man was arrested upon action taken by the county attorney's office, follow ing the revelation of the man's al leged action in approaching the de fense attorneys. GOOD DAILY AT JEROfE GOES TO SEMI-WEEKLY Th Verde Copper News, Jerome's afternoon daily, suspended publication Saturday, according to an announce ment made by Ernest Douglas and H J. Minhinnick, manager ami editor of the paper, respectively. "Business in Jerome has simply reached the point where the publica tion of a daily newspaper in the com munity is no longer justifiable," said Mr. Doublas. "Just as soon as the copper market picks up, however, we shall again publish the Verde Copper News six days a week. Meanwhile we plan to i5sue' a semi-weekly edition, on Tues days and Fridays, and into the semi- weekly we shall put our very best ef forts. Although appearing, but twice a week, it will cover the news of the community systematically and thor oughly and will continue as usual its fight for the up-building and progress of Jerome. . "A complete shut-down of mining operations in the Jerome district," he added, "while not yet officially an nounced, is expected from day to day. In view of this fact there is only one thing for the community to do, and that is .to retrench and prepare to ee itself .through the period of busine&s depression with as little loss as poM- ble." Saturday's, issue of the Verde Cop per News will accordingly be the last daily edition of that paper to be pub lished until the confidently expected turn in the copper market becomes & reality. Preseott Courier.