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HO Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS HOLBROOK. NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZON Aoril 15, 1921 Vol. 12. No. 52 O ME o TRACK MEET AT WINSLOW LAST SATURDAY The combined track and base ball team went down to Winslow last Saturday morning and came back that evening with the vic tory of the track meet under their wings. Tne game of base ball was lo3t by the local school at the abive place to the tune of 17 to 12. The track score was 50 43. The events are as follows: 100 yard dash. Lee, Holbrook, first place; Williams. Winslow, econd place; 11 3 5 seconds. Broad juraD. Richards,. Hol brook. first; Hensler, Winslow, second; distance 17 feet, 9 3-4 inches. 440 yard dash. Williams. Win alow, first; Sandoval, Winslow, econd; 56 2 5 seconds. High jump, Hensley, Winslow firat; Camp, Winslow, second; distance 5 feet, 1-2 inch. Shot DUt, L. Divelbiss. brook, first; H. Divelbiss. brook; second; distance 31 5 3-4 inches. One mile run, Williams, Hol-Hol-feet. Win- slow, first; Johnson. Holbrook. second: 5 minutes. 40 seconds. 220 yard dash. Lee. Holbrook. first; Carroll, Holbrook, second, 25 2 5 seconds Pole vault. Richards Hol brook, first; Johnson, Wiaslow, second; beighth 8 feet;' 3 inches. 8S0 yard dash. Sandoval. Win slow, first; Johnson. Holbrook, second: 2 minutes, 27 seconds. 220 yard hurdle. Richards. Hol brook, first; Williams, Winslow, second; 32 seconds. Discus, Hensley. Winslow, fir3t: Lee, Holbrook. second; dis tance 73 feet, 11 1-2 inches. One mile relay won i by the H ilbrook team, composed of Car . roll. J ohnson. Richards and Lee. Tima 4 minutes, 15 seconds. Individual point winner, Wil liam?. Winsiow. first; Richards, Holbrook. second; Lee. Holbrook. third. havitiR respective! 1G. 15, and 13 poihts to their credit. Next Saturday, April 16. th sam? teams will meet here for the final dual meet of the year before the teams go to Flaestall for the big northern Arizona Track and field meet for alt the northern county high schools, where the winners of each event will be chosen to compete for his school in the state meet in Tuc son. April 23 SO. It is hoped that Hvl brook high school will be rep reseated in this latter meet as we have some good material and the boys are working hard for their places. , Saturday morning the local high school will battle with Win slow. high in a game of baseball to get back at our defeat last week, and in the afternoon at three o'clock the track meet will take placet. Come out and see the boys psrform. All the events will be staged at the Athletic field The morning game will start at 10 o'clock so as to give both teams a chance to rest up for the afternoon. YAVAPAI CLOSES SALE OF $1,500,000 BONDS FOR HIGHWAY BUILDING Signing of a contract for the sale of $1,506,000 worth of Yavapai county highway bonds was announced by the board of supervisors. Seven eastern bond houses were represented among the buyers. Delivery- of the money will be made, -it was said, as soon as the proceedings are approved by the purchasers' attorneys. The bond is sue was voted more than a year ago, but the sale has been delayed by poor market conditions and litigation. WOOL SHIPMENTS FROM COUNTY LARGE THIS YEAR The wool shipments from this coun ty this year are expected to break all former recor.ds. It is estimated there will be about 750,000 pounds shipped. The price it will bring is not known but it is thought this year's wool will sell at around 35 cents. The Grand Canyon Sheep company is shearing about 20,000, Cole Camp bell 18,000, the Aubrey Investment company 6,000, and the Hudspeth Sheep company 15,000. Kingman Miner. SHEARED NORTH THIS YEAR Many of the sheep that have win tered in the vicinity of the Salt River valley will be driven back to northern Arizona for shearing. This is be cause feed and water are so scarce that flocks which are some distance from the shearing pens can not be brought to them, and feed is so very scarce in the vicinity of the shearing pens that sheep suffer very greatly during the time they are being held in or near the pens. Storms a weeks ago will start feed in the northern part of the state, and flock masters are tak ing fresh hold as they expect early spring feed following the open win-' ter in the northern part of the state. Phoenix Messenger. GOOD SCOUTS airs. W. B. Cross airs. C. E. Jennings People who only ask the re ward of work well done, have an outstanding virtue worthy of ex traordinary mention. This week we have selected the above named ladies, whose quiet, unobtrusive work at home and in their church stamp them as being women of unusual char acter. They do not come into public notice very often because of their labors, but their work, both for and in their church and at home, make them very worthy, indeed. A STIFF UPPER LIP NEEDED There is an old saying that the man who considers the wind wijl not sow and if he looks at the clouds he will not reap. The wise man makes his opportuni ties and takes advantage of ev ery favorable condition. So it is in the mining business and the oil business. The promoter of legitimate enterprises in the mining and oil fields is a patriot. He puts idle dollars to work and makes them multiply, adding wealth to the nation f dr the good of. all. The mining and oil in dustries are the two principal industries of the Rocky Mount ain country, and if a damper is placed upon the activities of the honest promoter, these indus tries will go backward and hard times will come to the west. The banking interests, with their own axes to grind, have al ways been opposed to the sale of the speculative shares of pros pect mining and oil enterprises. They fail to realize that every mine was once a prospect and that every oil field was at one time "wildcat" territory- Crooks, masquerading as mining and oil men. often give a black eye to these two grand industries, but the banker well versed in finan ces should be able to separate the sheep from"the goats and should not cast reflection upon the west's two greatest indus tries because of these parasites. There are crooked individuals in the banking business, but the banking fraternity as a whole is not condemned because of this fact. . Mining and oil promoters of the country the developers of new mines and oil fields must bear up under the new handicaps brought about by war conditions and war financing. The alining I Record is sure that Uncle Sam does not wish to stop any legiti mate industrial effort. The na tion wants gold and silver. Pro duction of these metals must be increased. The old mines are producing up to the maximum under the present conditions and in order to increase the output of money metals new mines must be developed. - There is a short age of oil. The east is already feeling this shortage. Now oil fields are being developed and the financing of these new enter prises is under 'way. The patriots who are developing these new enterprises are working harder than ever before. Ambition can not be killed by legislation. Dif ficulties placed in the path of the promoter of honest effort must be overcome. It takes money to make money and dollars grow in legitimate mining and oil enter prises. The nation at large should help the man who is hon estly developing a new mine or oil well. Any effort to stop this development is a move backward and should bé overcome. Den ver alining Record (Aug., 1918.) A TAXPAYERS' STRIKE There is danger of an organized taxpayers strike if taxes keep going higher. In one large west ern county, out of $7,500,000 taxes due up to April 5, only $2, 500,000 was paid and the res became delinquent and will draw twelve per cent interest as a pen alty. How many pieces of prop erty of business concerns will keep up with the twelve per cent increase that is automatically added when the taxes become delinquent ? It looks like a gen eral strike of those who pay against those who impose the taxes. In single counties 1500 pieces of property were sold for taxes. "Were you annoyed because I sharpened a pencil with your razor?" "Twice," replied the patient hus ban. "After I had given up trying to shave I tried to write with the pencil." D I ji í T - ; LOCAL NOTES - FROM ADAMANA The fish and CTíi m p rrm mía , e vvmiiiio sioner of Anache instructed Deputy Fish, Warden jeo. Jensen to place under ar rest anyone found catching usu wim a seme m the Kfb .Puer co with a net longer than 12 feet and having a mesh smaller than 4 inches square. rrank Owenhv. Joseph Thomas is driving a well lor 11. K. Alton just back of his store, for the Duraose of obtain ing water. Mr. Alton savs he would be greatly inconvenienced if they should strike oil instead oi water. Arthur Beaslev is busv t.hpse days painting airs. Wm. Nel son's cottae-e ' at 243 TTnnPv Suckle avenue, which greatly en hances the beauty of this most desirable nroDertv. which at present is empty. Are you hs- cenmg, John Slaton? C I A freeziner terrmerature whiVh accompanied the sudden change in tne weather throughout the Adamana district Mondav. has ruined the entire Dear cron in Adamana, entailing a financial loss to the growers of $3.98. Maj. Geo. Jensen says he near ly ruined his complexion Satur day night, at the dance, on ac count of dancing with so many girls with red dresses on. Our school teacher, Miss Frances Bower, went to Wins low on No. 9 Saturday to spend the week-end with friends and milliners. Mrs. R. S. aiiller and son, Gar- nett, wife of Conductor aiiller, who runs out of Albuquerque on No. 9 and 2, are spending the week-end as guests of air. and Mrs. W. J. Clossey. During their sojourn here, airs, aiiller, m company with Mr. and Mrs. Clos sey, made several delightful auto trips to the different Petri fied Forests adjacent to Adam ana and also to the Painted Des ert north of town. Mrs. Miller expressed herself as being de lighted with the beautiful color ing of the Painted Desert and the exquisite grandeur of the Petrified Forest. The other night while the dance was in progress, there was being enacted a melodrama, en titled, "The Clinging Vine," or "When Does Daddy Dance?" There were only two actors and the cast was as follows : Dicky, aged three, represent ing the Vine, and Dicky's papa (statement of 'age not neces sary), representing just any thing to get nd oi that vine temporarily. Scene : Country school house filled with beautiful femininity and some cowboys dancing rythmically to soft entrancing music. "Dialogue as follows: Dicky s papa: "Dicky, wont you please go to mamma; papa wants to dance with lady with ;red dress on?" Dicky: "No: papa." Dicky's papa: "Say, darling, .won't you go to grandpa; papa Noon wants to dance with lady with ruffled dress on?". Dicky: "No, papa." Just then Dicky's mamma ac cepted a dance with a tall young gentleman named John, and as ! they would whirl by poor papa, one could trace just the least bit of mischief in Dicky's mamma's brown eyes, while papa's eyes seemed to be little islands float ing in seas of sorrow. Just at that moment we overheard an old lady remark. "Isn't little Dicky trained perfectly?" And looked around and Dicky was still cling ing. Seldom, if ever have those ad mirable hosts, !. and airs. Clos sey, been so active as entertain ers as has been the case the past fortnight. Friday evening they gave one oi the loveliest oi luncheons, at their spacious resi dence, No. 448 Run-a-way drive. Among the guests from out of town were: Mr. and airs. Perry Carter and son, air. J. P. Fisher, of Holbrook; P. F. Harbrieght, of Joseph City ; all of whom vis ited the Petrified Forest before returning to their respective homes. Chas. Von Achen, our local weather observer, says that the trap-dbor spiders are lining their nests with petrified wood; this action on their part, Charley says, indicates a very late spring. Section Foreman Chas. Von Achen's men say that he has is sued orders for them not to be standing in the middle of the track while trains are passing. Mr. Von Achen claims that one can never tell which train the road master is on. PETRIFICADO. PROSPERITY WITHIN OURSELVES The sooner we realize that prosperous conditions depend more on ourselves than on out side official aids the better for all. The farmer who .depends on government to make him rich or make his land yield crops or mar ket them for him is waiting in vain. " . We must realize that prosper ity is the result of our own en deavor and of our own savings and is not handed us by political devices. Organizations state and fed eral, laws and commissions are sources of profit to those who follow them and manage them, not to the people. Commissions to lend us mon ey, to show us how to live, all make more money and live bet ter than those they claim to be benefitting. Extending the functions of government is minimizing the opportunities of the individual and making him a burden- bear ing slave for others. The state or nation for whom the government pretends to do the most is in the end the most impoverished and the heaviest taxed. , We cannot tax or govern our selves. into affluence, but our prosperity begin.s when we re solve to spend less than our in comes and save and develop. D The Limelight Question. "What is your name?" Answer. "H. B. Frederick." "'Where were you born?" "Emporia, Kansas."" "What is your age?" "Thirty-two." "What is your business?" "Representative Oil Well Supply company." "What ii the extent of your educa tion?" "School of experience." "Married or single?" "Single." "Why?" ' ' "Won't tell." "What was your boyhood ambi tion?" "To be a rrapese psrformr." "What do you think of life?" "Too short." "How is business?" "Rushing." ' CORPORATION BOARD MEMBERS FAVOR LOWER FREIGHT As part of the program of indus trial and financial readjustment rail road rates must be reduced. This is the view taken by D. F. Johnson and Amos A. Betts, members of the state corporation commission, and that is one reason they are so anxious to see the regulation of intra-state rates placed back in the hands of the state commissions as before the war. "Certainly if wages are to be re duced I would say that the rail rates should be correspondingly reduced," said Johnson. "I would make this suggestion," said Betts. "During the war period the wages were increased to the ex lent of $600,000,000. To meet these increases the railroads were permit ted to raise rates sufficient to bring in $1,500,000,000 additional revenue. Let the reverse action at this time be taken, 'and it will be a long step in the direction of permanent read justment." The railroads should make substan tial reductions in their rates regard less of labor reductions, according to the commission. The roads claim that they are going broke fr two reasons: First, that wages are too high, and second, because of general inefficiency on the part of employes. But the com mission is not inclined to accept this view, and point out that the real trou ble lies in the fact that there is a gen eral depression and that present rates are so unreasonable that shippers can't' afford to pay them. By maintaining high rates, say the commissioners, the railroads are try ing to kill the goose that laid the golden eggs. NEW DESIGN FOR 1922 AUTO LICENSE PLATE A change in the automobile licensi plates for 1922 has been designed by the office of the secretary of state and bids will be called for on May 2 for their manufacture. The plates will be snow white with numbers in a brilliant green with "Ariz." inscribed on the left of the plate ajid "1922" on the right. In addition to the license num ber a serial number designating the county in which the car is registered, followed by the county's - automobile rating, a dash before the license num ber. Deliveries of these plates will be made direct to the counties by the factory securing the contract. Deal ers will be granted numbers in each county from 1 to 99, the number to follow the figure designating the coun- INDUSTRY IN Tift STATE Resume of the Industrial Activities of the Week In Arizona i A High taxes and constant agita tion for mors pay and shorter hours are having their effect on industrial activity. The process must be reversed if we wish a return to stabilized conditions. Reasonable taxes, fair pay and full efficiency should be our mot to. Yuma. Southwest Gotten com pany and Goodyear Tire and Rubber company completing plans to handle cotton aiiuatjon. Bisbee. Phelps-Dodre corpora tion to continue Sacramento Hill work, including work on '."new concentrator and power t e . . Mesa. Water for irru&ticn purposes to cost $3.25 peV foci effective April 1st. Preseott. Rieh silver strike re. ported assaying between $1,000 and $2.000 to ton. Tucson. City water depart ment dynamiting: new 500 foot well. Phoenix. Thirty - seven . per cent reduction in sheep ship ments from Salt river valley to northern Arizona announced. Globe. New city water pump making 135 gallons per minute. Warren. San Pedro valley.far merg organizing producers' mu tual dairy association. Phoenix awards contracts for three ne schools to be completed by Aug ust 15. Mesa. Construction . of $400. Morman temple to start -withir three months. , ' Phoenix. Alfalfa acre-age ir Salt river valley to be increasec from 25.000 acres to 40.000 acres Flagstaff. Grand Canyon Cat tie company shipping 1,400 heai . of cattle to Mexican ranch. Phoenix to give all possible air in move, to control Cave Creel flood waters. Holbrook. $108,098 contrae: awarded for construction of wat er and sewer plant to Ormo Construction company. Phoenix improvement p 1 a n, i beinjar drafted. Fort Grant. Fence containinj 35 miles of wire to be.buil. . I around state industrial school. J Arizona receives $250.000 fed- reai aia money iqr,.;roaa. con struction since first of year., Holbrook. Oil and gas shew ing reported at Scom evTáncn.. Chandler. Twohy, .brothers complete paving project, equip ment to be moved fo Fowler. , Verde. Verde Mines and Mi Iinjr company to add leo , stamp to Dlant. ' Tombstone. Farm burean rreet ing9 throuhout.,thecounty,fchet uled for March. Yuma permit issued' for cor struction of 10-room apartmer house. : );s. -. . Globe. Leasintt ..prospects i old Rarobo district best in hit' torv of camp. .- Nodales. LaWiest tomato trair of season passes through por' for eastern markets. Phoenix. Governor Campbp' stenaco-opTariye marketing bjll, luma. $ou.uuu levee improve ment bonds i soldi Ajo. Survey work'on proposer railroad to Rock Point. Mexico practically comDleted ' 1 Mayer. Big Reef Copper Mm ing company to start develop ment of property. - Phoenix. State livestock san itary board announces recen' rains great benefit to state' rat tie and sheen industry. ...... Mayer. Pocahontas Mjninr company to start construction of new mill. Tucson.' Direct highway rout to Ajo. connecting. Borderlanr ronte, ia planned. Florence. Orennizatin of Pi nal county farm bureau. is under way. . ' . O ' ' OREGON MAN MAY BE NEW ENVOY TO SIAM It is understood President Harding soon will nominate E. E. Brodie,' of Oregon City, Ore., as minister to Siam. He is publisher of a newspaper and piesident of the National Editorial as sociation. The present minister to Siam is George W. P. Hunt, -of Ari zona, former governor', of this sate. The post paye $10,000 á year," and tné United States government owns and maintains a residence at Bangkok for the use of the minister. By -virtue of his position as dean of the diplomatic representation at the Siamese capital, Minister Hunt has been looking after the interests of various European countries, which have no envoy in Siam. He was appointed by President Wilson a year and a half ago. BAKERS OF STATE MUST OBEY LAWS Phoenix. Apiil 15. Folio ing the receipt of complaints by pur chasers of bread that loayes sold as one-pound loaves were foutu to be marked "15 ounces,'" ar.u that loaves sold as 20-ouuce loav es were found to be marked "IS ounces average," State Inspec tor Raymond Dyas. of the weights and measures depart ment, han called attention of bakers to the state law covering the marking of the true weight of the loaves on label or wrap per. "The law is specific," sajs In spector Dyas "and provides that the correct net weight of tbe loaf must be marked on leaf, la" bel or wrapper, and also rnalitt i-t a misdemeanor to represf .t bread, or aiy other commc ..y. ss weighing more than it s : :-jsl-, ly does v.eigh, net. "A loaf, of bread ir'tj-i ; 3 fif tasn ' cunees must t i n'.JÍ as we;;,' ir. fifteen c:.r t .4 , ind no morecrlis;?. Nortea loaf of bread be 'rurhd '1H canees av erage' tí ; - 1 z.., weighing 20 ounces. . ía c : words, bread must be sol .3 a weighing exact ly the amount marked on label or wrapper, together with the manufacturer's name, is to be enforced by this department and all city sealers of weights and measures." An allowance of five per cent n weight for shrinkage is made n all loaves of bread ever one lay old. and ten per cent on loaves over two days old, adds Inspector Dyas, provided the age f the bread be also marked on abel or wrapper. Bread more han three days old must b -narked and sold as"stalebread." 3KEEP MEN SECURE 1 COMMISSION RATE CUT "During the past ye.--, i - fool growers 'ave .adopted most radical measures n lowering expenses to a point in keeping with reduced market prices f wool and lambs," said Hugh Camp ie":l, president of the Arizona Wool i rowers' association, who arrived o.ne here this week. "Owners and managers have been .-oiking as regular hands in addition o supervising, the handling and move nent of'the bands on the range, at rfnding. t marketing and meeting the equirements of their bankers," he laid. - ' ; "While .wagesy were reduced about "orty per cent,1' supplies restricted in .mount and . price, some of the rrost mrdensome items of expense were be 'end the. control of the sheep men. ."Freight rates constitute a tax of Ybuhd 20 per cent of the value of the :reducts of the market and - because .f having been y established with guv rnméntal sanction, relief apparently .ljst await governmental action. "In orie casé,. however, the sheep vexi have found a. way to cut fixed :harges. An advance from $15.00 to 25.00 for selling a double deck car f sheep or lambs was put into effect 1st August by the commission houses t the market centers. The increase Tas voted by the members of the ex hange at' each market and the vote f the majority became binding upon ach commission house. The National Wool Growers' association discussed he rate question with representatives f the commission houses at its an lual convention in January. Later a pecial committee called upon the of icers of the exchanges at the six eading markets, but no reduction in ates could be obtained. "Through action of the executive ommittees of the National and Idaho -Wool Growers' association, arrange nents have just been completed for he opening of houses to sell shce- at he markets at the old rates. The louses to be opened in June for rc "eipt of western lambs, will be man iged by A. J. Knollin, a national fi ir ire in" sheep affairs. Prior to 1912 Vl'r. Knollin conducted ' what was onsidered to be the largest and most videly known sheep commission bus ness in this country. Since that time :'e has been engaged in attending to lis' own ranching interests. His re um to the sheep commission work is -nade as a service to the industry and n the belief that the old rate is a rea onable charge. Mr. Knoyin has been assured of a large valirrne of ship nents to be consigned to his housos n support of his undertaking. This jusiness will go to the new houses r- rardless of rates established by old concerns, because sheep men realize he necessity of continuing patronage lo the only posible plan of effecting; "he required reduction." o OFFICERS RUN PROSPEROUS DESERT BOOZE BUSINESS Chilito, Gila county. Arizona, break nto the spot light. Many people did not know whether Chilito was. a new breed of dog or a breakfast food. Ac- -ording to the story, bherirr lol Kinsey brought in with him. Chilito is an oasis if nothing more. To back up his story Kinsey exhibits Andres Am- aya and nve gallons of mountajn ca nary brandy, the chemical name of which is white mule. Chilito is north of -Winkelman and advices from that point indicate that Kinsey wrecked one of tne leading business institu tions in the arrest of Amaya.