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Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field
Vol. 13, No. 1
Normalcy it not a question of
Brice or a Question of ware. It
la merely a question of fairly
steady employment -with the dot
lar buying as much as it ought
to. Whether the farmer receives
fifty cents or S&50 tor a bushel
f wheit. or tbe workman re
ceives $1 or S10 for a day's work.
makes no dtterenee so lent; as
the bushel of wheat or day's
work will obtaia as raueh of the
necessaries or comforts of life in
one ease as the other. Whet we
mean by normal times is steady
employment, as much as in the
nature of things is permissible,
paid for by a stabilised dollar.
In norrnil times people do not
live upan their sarin?, bet the
latter aceumilate. and eonsti
tute the sole and only form of
new wealth whieh eaa be creat
ed. It is this whieh flews into
now undertakings and makes
sossible a health expansion in
industry in sapplyinx a sound
demand. Pacific Banker.
If education .resulted in pro
dacing a population not one of
whom would labor, it would be
the greatest curse of mankind.
There is increasing protest a
ganst the ever-growing appro
priations far the higher institu
tions of learning and the neglect
giren education of men and wo
saea to aeeeme- workers.
Too many girls aro trained up
te the silk-stocking and georg
ette crepe waist standards of
liring, who cannot darn their
own stockings, eook a plain meal
or nuke children's clothes.
Dadea and dadettes mean nat
ional auieide.
?30,cc3 mjyitE
A total of $30,000 of Uncle Sam's
money will have been spent in Ari
sona by the time the big National
Guard encampment at Camp Barry J.
Jones is closed, it was stated by Ad
jutant General W. S. Ingalls.
Col. Ingaiis in. preparing his esti
mates for the encampment finds that
$10,000 will be required to coyer the
transportation of the men and an
other $10,000 will-be necessary to
meet the payroll. To date, approxi
mately $10,000 has been spent during
the last year by the federal govern
ment as its share of expense incident
to the organization and upkeep of the
News of the encampment has
aroused keen interest in parts of the
state where formerly there was no in
terest at all. "It is amusing to nete,"
said Colonel Ingalls, "how same com
munities which turned down the prop
osition of organizing guard units are
now showing unusual interest in the
encampment grounds. A case in
point is that of Safford. We offered
them a cavalry troop at first and then
a rifle company, but there was no one
to be found who would take sufficient
interest to start the organisation. To
day I received a letter from Carl E.
Schroeder, of Safford, stating his de
sire to join the guard in order that he
might have the privilege of attending
the encampment"
Can the department of the interior
and the general land office be enjoined
from further disposing of public land
;n Arizona, and is all the unappropri-
'.d land within the state under thj
control of the state?
This is the question which has been
raised by a recent decision of the de
partment holding that the state of
Texas has the right to make puWie
grants within its borders.
Walter Holland, a land attorney of
Washington, D. C, has written a let
ter to W. J. Galbraith, attorney gen
eral, pointing out this decision and
urging that the state take proceed
ings against the department to secure
the same benefits as those enjoyed by
Galbraith does not give credence to
this plan, however. Texas is on a
different footing than any of the
western public land states, he ays.
It was an independent nati.a before
it became a state and has larger pow
ers than the western states. In reply
to Holland he says:
"On the face of it your letter seems
like a curiosity. It as always been
my understanding that the state of
Texas and all of the states original
and otherwise by virtue of their , re
spective sovereignty have power to
dispose of their public lands, but I
have always understood that state
public lands in the west in handled
However, Galbraith is open to con
viction, for he adds: "I would be
pleased to hear from you further."
Where He W Weak.
Tie other da., my Utile eowrt
: i-v t?! report "ard marked
. .. tiinr exrept deport
' "Why. John.
?" Tohn's reply
- . that's my
. i.i-Iiant
"Into the lives of all some
rain must fall; some days
must be dark and dreary."
aang a f am jus bard.
Gone is one of our foremost
men and oldest pioneers-Gone
with a heavy loss tt the cum-
munity and to the state, cut
is not for us to sav that we sus
tain a erreat loss by his death.
but rather that Arizona and the
Holbrook cummunity is better
for his having lived here.
Like a thunderbolt, came the
announcement last Friday that
ktr. Scorse had been burned sev
erely in a hotel fire at Mesa.
teleerram from Phoenix announc
ed his death, but another from
Mdsa gave hope that he might
liv. Suffering intensely, but
with a splendid vitality keeping
him alive, he lived untilTuesday
morning, when he answered the
call to another life.
Mr. Scorse was a picturesque
and notable figure in Arizona.
r.omincr to Arizona at. an 'early
age, he blazed his way to wealth
and prominence by dint of hard
work, saving and, judicious m-
viistment. He was a collector
of Indian pottery, and gave to
the Smithssnion Institue some
very valuable specimans. He
raised a family that is very pro
minent in Northern Arizona.
He was born in Chedder, Eng
land, coming, as did many of
his English predecessors, to
carve this country out of it's
ragged wilderness.
He was 71 years of age at
We all mourn his utimely de
nise. Interment was at Mesa.
Peaee be to his ashes!
"Bill" Williams, as he is fam
iliarly known, goes about his
every day affairs in a cool, col
lected manner; never passes hot
headed judeement'on matters;
speaks slow and deliberate, and
you can depend on what he says.
We don't believe Bill would
knowingly "gyp" anybody out
of a red cent. He is what we
term a four-square guy. v
The Limelight
Question. "What is your name?"
Answer. "Jay M. Patterson."
"Where were you born?"
"Ft Wingate, New Mexico."
"What ii your age?"
"Thirty." -
"What is your business?"
"Treasurer Navajo County."
"What k the extent of your educa
tion?" "No. Got!"
"Married or single?"
"Why not?"
"What was your boyhood ambi
tion?" "Snake Charmer."
"What do you think of life?"
"One D thing after another."
"How is business?"
"Bueno." ' ;
Wedding Superstitions.
The popularity of June for weddlnsa
le due to the pretty omen that Juno
takes an especial Interest In marriage
and she protects and Messes -all whe
are wedded In June. The girl who be
comes bride on Christmas day has
nothing to fear. If a widow marries
a second time In the same month In
which nhe was married before, she win
be a widow twice.
Introduction of the Umbrella.
Tne umbrella was used in England
as a luxurious sunshade early In the
seventeenth centur4 Ron Jonson men
tions It In a mmeif produce! In 1618.
The elphtfxnth rentnry hail half
elapsed beforp the uinlrelii hnd eren
begun to be used in England by both
vexes as It Is now.
Mr. Ernest Pool left for Post,
Texas, Wednesday evening, on
No. 22, on account of sickness in
his family, who are at present
visiting at Post. Here is hoping
ne may nna tnem much better on
his arrival there.
We noticed the other day in
Dr. Evans' column in The Los
Angeles Examiner a query from
Adamana signed "A. B. asking
the Dr. for a specific remedy for
infantile colic. I wonder whe
"A. B." is anyhow.
Many happy returns: Petri
ficado congratulates Miss
Frances Bower, school teacher,
on her birthday anniversary
Now, never mind which birth
day. It has been so windy in Adam
ana this week that not a single
woman could put out her wash
ing. So they (the single women)
let the married women do-the
Mrs. Wm. NeLson has added
two more milk gi Ting cows'" to
her dairy herd. These cows in ad
dition to the splendid well she
has had driven back of her store
property will enable her to take
care of her dairy trade very
nicely. -
There is a horse round up go
ing on around Adamana includ
ing only those horses that are
physically able to stand the or
deal. We saw some horses be
fore and after they were round
ed up and I do not see that it im
proves them much.
Messrs. Joe Thomas, Ernest
Pool and Major Geo. Jensen
were called to St. Johns as wit
nesses in a trial in which the
Stockmen's Guarantee and Loan
Co.. of Albuquerque, were, the
plaintiffs and Mr. Hugh Ander
son, of Adamana, was the de
fendant. We understood Mr. An
derson won the suit.
Section Foreman Martin,- - of
Holbrook, according to one of his
men, is getting to be very absent
minded as he grows older. This
man said one day last week
Foreman Martin only had one
man on the track and when he
heard a motor car coming ' he
yelled at this man saying, "Let
ye scatter out some, the road
master might be on that car."
Mr. Martin must be used to
working a big gang.
The Aubudon society of Adam
ana, after several weeKs or re
search in studyingand tabulating
bird-life over in the Blue Forest,
has made the startling discovery
that the giant awk and the whip
poorwill are almost extinct over
. . ... . i Jt
there, we asked one memoer 11
he could account for these most
interesting birds leaving their
natural feeding grounds. He
said he could not except on the
thesis that they were frightened
away by the costumes wornby
some of the lady tourists, "
We very often see in the mag
azines and other public prints,
glowing accounts of the re
sourcefulness of the American
women, but seldom if ever has it
been the privilege of the Adam
' ana public to witness an act of
jheroineism and motherly deyo
' tion as was exhibited by .Mrs.
lWm. Nelson Saturday morning,
The Setting"
The highest dam in the world, to
join the states of Nevada and Ari
zona, and harness turbulent waters of
the Colorado river for extended irri
gation in the southwest, is to be con
structed in the near future by the
United States reclamation service.
Ihe dam, according to tentative
plans, would rise to the unprece
dented neignt ot iuo or 600 feet in
Boulder Canyon, where granite abut
ments rise more than 1,600 feet above
the water surface. Engineers of the
reclamation service, afloat on barges,
are now boring for bed rock beneath.
The late varying from thirty to
fifty miles in length would be backed
up in the Colorado and Virgin rivers!
and in this basin would, be held in
check for irntfatioilí the drainage
from almost the entire Colorado river
basin, including parts of six states.
The proposed structure would be
higher by far than the world's high
est dam at present Arrowrosk dam,
on the Boise river, Idaho,, which
measures 348 feet and would top
other famous dams in the United
States, among the highest of which
Shoshone, on the Shoshone river,
Wyoming, 328 feet; Elephant Butte on
the Rio Grande, New Mexico, 300 feet;
and Roosevelt, on the Salt River, Ari
zona, 290 feet.
Preliminary work on the Boulder
Canyon project is being done under
authority of congress, which appro
priated $20,000 for investigation. An
additional $75,000 was contributed by
local irrigators. Engineers have lo
cated a site, and are making borings
for foundations. While these are in
complete, bedrock has been located at
a number of points and the outlook is
favorable, according to Arthur f. Da
vis, director of the reclamation serv
ice. Interests from the irrigable region
are expecting to bring their problem
before congress at the . approaching
session, and through the committee on
irrigation seek government aid, it is
understood; but the exact nature of
their proposal, whether an out and cut
appropriation, government loan, or ex
tension of credit has not been ; an
nounced. So unmanageable has the river been
in the past, that it has often changed
its lower channel. Like a hugeele
o while- rescuing poor Johnny
(surname deleted ac
count U. S. being at war with
Germany) from an acute attack
of "chickenitiá." Johnny had
swooned and just started to crow
like a rooster and his friends had
gathered around him, suggesting
various remedies all the way
from red ink to Rad way's ready
relief , when Mrs.- Nelson . ap
peared on the scene and waved
them all away, administering a
goodly portion of that wonder
ful lacteal fluid she had previous
ly extracted from the bovine
group in the barnyard. Then
Johnny revived and in 10 min
utes was whistling "Chicken
Contractor Owenby, of the
Owenby Contracting and Venti
lating Co. (unlimited) has just
completed the contract of mov
ing K. R. Alton s property from
his ranch, about one mile west of
Adamana, and just over the line
in Navajo county, to Adamana,
in Apache county. This Robert,
was desirous of doing for some
time, but owing to some adverse
custom laws decided to wait un-
til the Harding administration
got in full swing before attempt
ing it. This generous action on
the part of Mr. Alton has added
to the taxable property , of
Apache county, the neat sum of
$0.1920. Here's our hand Rob
phant with body over seven states it
has swung its trunk about through
the soft silt delta, uncontrollable at
flood and destructive to canals and le
vees. So active did the trunk become
in 1905 that it entered the California
Development company's Imperial ca
nal, running through part of Mexico
to the Imperial Valley, and poured
the entire river into the Saltón Sink,
200 feet below sea level. It cut out the
canal, enlarged the Saltón Sink and
formed a cataract which theatened to
work its way back through the soft
land, with great damage. Only the
activity of the Southern Pacific rail
road, in building a dam across the
widening mouth of the canal channel,
after a hard fight with the river, was
nu to swing the chanel back agait
to the Gulf of California.
The Laguna dam, built in 1909, join
ing Arizona and California, has re
sisted flood waters, but complaints of
broken levees, and later scant water
for the rapidly increasing area of ir
rigated land continue. Complications
with Mexico in the Imperial canal add
to the problem, and the entire situa
tion is pressing southwest interests to
In addition to the Boulder dam
project, the Imperial irrigation dis
trict is pushing a plan to tap the La
guna dam, and build an all American
high line canal on a higher level to
irrigate more extensive acreage -and
.avoid Mexican relations.
The Boulder Canyon dam project
located below the Grand Canyon near
Las Vegas, Nevada, where engineers
are . now boring, is the most advan
tageous position of any projected sites
according to the preliminary report
made to congress by the reclamation
service. A dam there "would intercept
most of the drainage of the Colorado
river and therefore be a more complete-
solution of the flood control
problem," the report says. "Such res
ervoir would also be more valuable in
the irrigation of lands on the lower
river on account of the greater prox
imity to them, and the consequent
possibility of regulating its flow more
nearly in accordance with the fluctu
ating needs. Incidentally it would
furnish a large amount of power." A
further report on more recent findings
is under preparations.
The irrigable lands of the lower Col
orado river as listed by the reclama
tion service comprise many valleys
and projects, with a total of 1,242,
000 acres. They include: Cotton
wood Island! Mohave Valley, Cheine
huevis Valley, Parker Project, Palo
Verde Valley, Palo Verde Mesa, Chu
cawalla Valley, Cibola Valley, Yuma
Project, Imperial Irrigation District,
and these extensions of the Imperial
Valley: East Side Mesa. Dos Palmas,
Coachella Valley and West Side.
Boys and Girls do you knew
a Chautauqua is in tewn and
there are baseballs, playground
balls and volley balls for you te
play with? Yes there is and
Friday afternoon at four o'cloek
will be the time ef beginning.
There will be games and stories
for all. Children from the ages
of 4 to 15 will be admitted.
Don't forget Friday afternoon
at 4 o'lock, at the Ohautauqua
The Milkweed.
9ke milkweed, a plant that lias a
Btttil laager name then that, bat one
wfel oh would not be nearly as attrae
tire for as to use, is especially weU
knewn In America. In the nutuata
when the pods have opened and there
Is a brisk breeze, the wind carries
their seeds far and nenr. Then the
downy seeds are seen flying like tiny
airships, almost everywhere, in search
of a homelike' growing place, where
they may appear tu the spring as tan,
Aender stalks.
A resolution was passed declaring
opposition to the 44-hour week de
manded by the International Typo
graphical union, by the Arizona Daily
Newppaper association Monday at its
annual meeting in Phoenix. A resol
ution of regret at the death of Carl
M. Arntzen, general manager of the
Tucson Citizen, also was passed.
Officers elected for the year were
Chas. A. StaufTer, of the Arizona Re
publican, president; J. H. Westover,
of Yuma, vice-president; Lawrence A.
Clark, of Bisbee, secretary. - The com
mittees appointed by Mr, StaufTer
were as follows:
. Committees Appointed.
Executive C. H. Akers, Phoenix;
J. H. Westover, Yuma; S. M. Harri
son, Globe; F. S. Breen, Flagstaff; H.
R. Sisk, Nogales.
Advertisings James Logie, Douglas;
S. J. Wolf, Phoenix; Carmel Giragi,
Tombstone; L. M. Harman, Miami;
B. P. Guild, Tucson.
Legislative W. P. Stuart, Pres
cott; H. D. Ross, Jr., Mesa; C. H.
Akers, Phoenix; George H. Kelly,
Oliver King, circulation manager of
The Republican, spoke on "Circulation
in the face of high priced news print."
Sidney Wolf, of the Gazette, on "Ad
vertising and Its Future in 1921,"
and J. C. Wilmarth, of the El Paso
Herald, on "Labor and the Balance
Sheet" News was defined by W. P.
Stewart, of Prescott, in a speech on
"What is News?" and H. D. Ross, of
Mesa, spoke on "Legal Advertising."
Remedies for newspaper problems
were suggested by J. H. Westover, of
Yuma, in a talk on "Free Publicity."
The resolution adopted on the 44-
hour week was as follows:
The Resolution.
The members of the Arizona Daily
Newspaper association at their an
nual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona,
April ii, iyzi, adopt this resolution
as an article of good faith to them
selves, their employes and the public.
RESOLVED, that the demands of
the members of the International
Typographical union for a working
weeic ot 44 hours, or a work dav of
seven hours and 20 minutes, is basic
ally wrong. That the adoption of a
shorter week than 48 hours or a short
er day than eight hours would reduce
production and increase cost of print
ing and publishing at a time when all
costs must necessarily be reduced. We
do hei-eby declare our disapproval of
a working week of 44 hours or a
working day of seven hours and 20
minutes, and we pledge our member
ship collectively and individually not
to agree to or sign any contracts or
agreement with any printing trade
union for a working day calling for
less than eight hours or a working !
week calling for less than 48 hours.
The follewing resolution was adopt
ed on the deathe of Mr. Arntzen:
Whereas, the All Seeing Power
has seen fit to remove from his earth
ly duties . and friendships Carl M.
Arntzen, of the Tucson Citizen, and
"Whereas, Mr. Arntzen was one of
the beloved and valuable members of
this association, always solicitous of
its welfare and active in its councils.
"Whereas, his death leaves a void in
the. newspaper service in Tucson and
the state of Arizona, therefore
Be it resolved, that the Arizona
Daily Newspaper association, in its
annual meeting do express its deepest
sympathy to Mrs. Arntzen and furth
ermore that a copy of these resolu
tions be spread upon the minutes of
this organization."
Those who attended the meeting
were H. R. Sisk, Nogales Herald; S.
M. Harrison, Arizona Record, Globe:
H. Westover, Yuma Sun; S. J.
Wolf, Arizona Gazette," Phoenix; Bry
an Akers, Arizona Gazette; C. A.
Stauffer, Arizona Republican; W. P.
Stuart, Prescott Courier; F. S. Breen
Coconino Sun, Flagstaff ; Folsom
Moore, -Bisbee Daily Review; J. C.
Wilmarth, El . Paso Herald; H. D.
Ross, Jr., Mesa Tribune; Lawrence D.
Clark, Bisbee Daily Review; Wesley
W. Knorpp, Arizona Republican.
The Oak Creek Cattle Growers' as
sociation, which represents 150 stock
men of that district, has gone on rec
ord condemning the present county at
torney and his predecessors for the
leniency in dealing with cattle thieves,
namely, Marshall, Hinman and the
Molina brothers, in giving out the fol
lowing resolutions which were adopted
without a dissenting vote:
"Whereas, in certain cattle rustling
cases, directly concerning this associa
tion, -namely the cases against Mar
shall, Hinman, and the Molina, broth
ers, it appearing that the Marshall
and Hinman cases were dismissed by
the former county attorney in the year
1920, and the Molina ease was dis
missed by the present county attorn
ey; and
"Whereas, all of said cases were
dismissed, by the said county at
torneys, apparently for the lack of ev
idence to convict, and it appearing to
this body that sufficient evidence was
available for the prosecution of said
"Now, therefore, be it resolved, that
the Oak Creek (Cattle Growers' asso
ciation do hereby protest the action
of the county attorneys in said cases,
as being in violation of their oath of
office to enforce the law and protect
the interests and. welfare of the tax
payers and citizens of Yavapai coun
ty and the state of Arizona, and this
body deploy a condition of public af
fairs that may necessitate law-abiding
citizens taking steps to protect them
selves. "Let this resolution be entered at
large in the minutes of the proceed
ings of this meeting and a copy there
of be furnished to the livestock sani
tary board of Arizona." Prescott
A and B Schuster buys a new
Overland from Franklin, adding
another to their, fleet all purch
ased from Bill.
At 5:45 this morning word wis
received from Mr. PetersUü.
proprietor of th store at El.
Joseph, Arizona, that his stc-
had been entered during ll
the nighjt and robbed. K.' U
Newman. Sheriff, of Nev'iji
County, immediately started
pursuit of the offenders. Leis
than 30 minutes after he recelt
ed the word, he was in St. J(
seph and looking up the trail.
With the efficient help cf Mr.
Ezra Bichards, Fred Tauter led
Harvey Randall, the trsil was
soon found, and the purscit ui
der way. There was at the
scene ef the holdup, a crowd of
good eitizens who were an xión
to assist in apprehending the éí
fenders, wfcen Mr. Newman ar
rived there.
About this time, Deputy ÍShtr
iff. Debbs, of Winslow, who had
been notified direct from the
Sheriff's office, by Under sheriff
W. A. Lee, who was haasheg
the wires, arrived upes the
scene, Dobbs, Harvey Randall
and the Sheriff taking the trail
Westward from s- St. - Josefa,
which was very hard to follow
through the' fields, until they
had struck the railroad track,
then the burglars after following
the railroad track about 2 milt
left it. going south, crossing the,
river and entering a big brushy
bottom where it was inpotsibie
to trail, them, but the Sheriff
with his good help surrounded
this brush thieket, placing Har
vey Randall on a high point to
act as lookout and chief obrervcr,
while the Sheriff and -deputy
took too the . brunh. Within a
few minutes they csptured the
fugitives, finding in their Dces-
siop. everything that thev hsd
stolen from the store, which a-
moueted to about $200 in vsloe,
mostly jewelry. They are now
resting in the county jail. Both
are white men; one cfsims rf
home is in Chicago, thev ether
jisfrom Canada.
Trade in wool continues irregular
and "spotty," but a fair amoant of
business is passing. Favorable re
ports from Washington regarding
sibilities of early legislation on the .
tariff have had a mildly stimulating
effect, but too much wool ta available
to allow prices to advance. The new
clip is being shorn, and coming on tht
top of another clip, estimated vo be
75 to 80 per cent still unhokl, the
question of financing is a very serious
problem. In addition to the over
supply of domestic wool on hand, an
mínense volume of wool . and wool
tops feas been imported since the first
f the year. Experienced wool mrh
ire predicting that prices will riiin
stagnant, or nearly so, for many
monthF. London wool sales will re
ipen next week, and the Autra!iin'
vcol auctions will also be on again.
merican buying is considered vciy
nuch of. a gamble,, and -most buyers
lave drawn out of the market.
Woolen mills are buying fcteaoily,
the American having come in lately
for supplies for its woolen mills, and
this is the best feature in the present
market. This does not rerv;, how
ever, to lift prices even a fraction of
a cent. Bradstreet.
From a purely local fight, the at
tempt to secure the cancellation f
the chautauqua engagement bas tf.
veloped into a campaign which wi
engaged in by a number of other .it
ies, according to an announceravr.t
made, at the close of the meet in ir f
the local guarantors, held at the Y
last evening. At the ' meeting, ar
rangements were made to fight to a
finish the attempt of the Ivceum com
pany to fill this year's engagement: :
Wires were received from Ray wn4
Jerome, it was stated, giving notice rf
the intention of the guarantors - is
those camps te follow the procedure. cf
the local men who have pledged the
financial success of the amusement
venture here. Globe is actively co
operating, and an effort is to be made
to enlist the aid of Safford, where the
purpose of securing a cancellation of
this season's engagement .
While the definite plans were not
made public, it was stated a commit
tee appointed for the -purpose will get
in touch with the guarantors of Saf
ford, Ray and Jerome for the purpoee
of centralizing the campaign. Defin
ite action taken in this respect will b
reported at a subsequent meeting to
be held here next week.
In the meantime, a firm ef attorn
eys engaged for the purpose is exam
ining the legal aspect , of the ease.
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