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Official Paper of Navajo County arid the Holbrook Oil Field
Vol. 13, No. 7
PORTTOPICS Conducted by Goodrich
Tn easi? vour car is involved in
a "smash-up" get these facts
rlnwn'nn oaDer just as soon af
ter tha accident 83 possible
Name, sex and address of injur
ed persons, other driver and
mitnp!)s: license nurnbeis of
olher cars; exact location: dat
and time of day:'weather and
street conditions; circumstances
and blame; and make o-i-nci.
sketch showing details. Stay or.
the ground and talk only toyor-r
tf-nmpv This is th advice of
the National Sfv Council.
Senator Jones of New Mexico.
hns a novel schema f;r raismp
money with which to construe,
repairand maintain publi- waeror
roads. His bUl provides fer the
grant and, conveyance nf 500,
000 acres of public lands of each
of the states of New Mexico,
Arizona, Colorada, Idaho, Mon
tana, Nevad. Utah. Wyoming.
North Dakota, California, Ore
gon and Washington, to be sold
at public auction and the pro
ceeds used'solely for good roads
With the recent 20 per cent
automobile tire price reduction
tires go back to the 1913 pricp
level, but not back to the 1913
mileage service level. The 1913
tire gave an average service of
4.000 miles while the tire- of to
day comes very c'ose to averag
ing 8 000 miles. Thus a tire
costing $50 then, costs "one and
onefo jrth cents per mile of mo
tor travel. With a 20 por cent
drop in price the tire of today
coses five-eisths of a cents a
' Ho. for th traffic constable!
In the not far distant future
he'll be a common fixture at
country crossroads. With nar
row rnad3 and constantly in
creasing traffic over them con
gestion is alteady apparent in
manv sections. At several ru
ral points in Ohio traffic officers
are now on rtutv on Sundays and
holidays. Motorists will be glad
to see rural guardians of the
peace engaged in directing traf
fic instead of planning speed
Running on under inflated tir1?
is a daneerous practice. Soft
tires mike steering difficult, con
sume more power and may more
easily be pulled off. the car than
when not properly inflated.
When a car ;s traveling at a high
speed and throws a tire it is ex
tremely dangerous. Aside from
the danger running on soft tires
is naed!essly expensive. Itquick-
Iv destrovs the cotton fabric of
the tire and shortens its life.
A removable track for rubber
tired road vehicles is one of the
newest developments in the in
dustry. Located between the
front and rear regular wheels
four additional wheels are pro
vided. AU wheels run on two
tracks censisting of two rubber
ized fabric bslts. With the tracks
an automobile may be vised in
deep snow, "bottomless" roads
and plowed ground.
Concentration of federal aid
money upon the most important
state roads which have an inter
state character, is the next logi
cal step in co-operating with the
several states in highways im
provement, according to Senator
Charles E. Town6end, chairman
of tha senate committee on post
oSP.ces s.nd post roads. "Money
from the national treasury ex
pended in co-operation with the
state properly calls for state and
not coantv dollars." he said.
Ther is frequently danger of
short circuits in the battery be
cause of the fact that one of the
terminals is located near the
metal handle used for lifting the
battery. To obviate this danger
it ia only n2ces?ary to slip a
short length of rubber tubing
Late Reports Claim
175 Killed
Late Dispatches Show Dwind
ling Casualties
Tulsa, Okla., June 2.
Outwardly, Talsa resumed
its normal atmosphere today
except for the presence, un
der a martial lav proclama
tion of approximately five
huudred national guardsmen
sent here yesterday after
many hours or rioting be
tween negroes and white
men, including a night of
incendiarism in which virtu
ally the entire negro quarter
was destroyed with a loss of
about $1,500,000.
As the situation quieted
down, the estimates of dead
dwindled. Nine white men
dead had been identified to
day and fifteen negroes were
accounted for. The list of
known wounded increased,
however, and the total was
unofficially estimated at a
bout 240.
Basis for estimates that
still ranged as high as forty
negroes dead was the possi
bility of an unknown number
of bodies having been des
troyed when the torch wras
applied to the negro section.
Casual search of the quarter
failed to disclose additional
bodies or bones today.
Return to Work
Negroes began to return
to their places oí employ
ment this morning. Some
wore white handkerchief a-
round their arms, while oth
ers wore wrhite, ribbon ; bad
ges inscribed: 4 'police pro
Governor J. B. A. Robert
son, wno came nere yester
day from Oklahoma City, to
assume personal charge of
the eliorts to restore order
this morning said he felt as
sured the trouble was over.
He said he intended to insist
on a rigid grand jury invest
igation of the clash.
Their plight of more than
5,000 negroes under joint
guard and protection at the
fair grounds was regarded
.1 -mm-
as serious today. Many oi
them lost their entire pos
sessions when fire swept
their district.
At 10:30 A. M: Monday,
Harvey sponsored by Capt.
Garrison of the Fort and
Arnold Lee, local boy, in
whom the Editor the News
sees a future, ran a hundred
yard classic. Lee won by a
good margin. Both boys
are just youngsters and both
extremely fast.
The event was witnessed
by a large and appreciative
crowd. Capt. Custice fired
the starting pistol, while
Chas. Osborne kept a watch
ful eye on the starts.
over the wire at the point where
the contact might be made. To
do this the tubing should be slit
lengthwise, slipped over the wire
and taped firmly in place.
Our weeklyDON'T-Don't
continue in high in going up
hills if your motor shows the
slightest hint of labor. Pushing
an engine ( beyond its capacity
mean a terrific strain. Shift to
intermediate or low the moment
you feel your engine is over-tax-d.
In shifting from a higher
to a lower gear accelerate slight
ly just before attempting to
mesh with lower gear. This is
necessary in order to accomodate
the higher speed of the lower
The proven fields now spouting oil
Were wildcat once just common soil,
Until a man who had the nerve,
And from his purpose would not swerve
For all the knochers in the land
Until his drill had found the sand
That put the work's upon the square.
And made a man a millionaire.
Then all the knockers, great and small,
Their rotten luck began to bawl,
And every measly tightwad hog
Saw in the man a lucky dog.
They couldn't see it wasn't luck.
But common sense and bulldog pluck
And building castles in the air
That made the man a miüipncas. v
For you the same chance stands today,
To make the liquid gold sands pay,
If you've the nerve to take the flier
To boost your bank account up higher,
Oil stock will sure your pockets fill, , '
If you will help to push the drill.
"Faint heart ne'er won a maiden fair,"
Nor cold feet made a millionaire.
Vancouver Oil and Mining Record.
Announcement was made by
Firt Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Work that it was not the
purpose of the department to
disturb postmasters of the first,
second and third classes, who
were regularly appointed and
confirmed by the senate, during
the terms for which they were
appointed, except for cause.
"The terms of all postmasters
now serving in these three grad
es which have not been confirm
ed have expired." said Mr.
Work. "No changes in the
status of fourth class postmas
ters under the executive order
have made except those necesary
to harmonize the method of se
lection for appointment with
that of the higher grades.
"The custom of appointing act
ing postmasters where an emer
gency is created will be continu
ed. It is expected that the civil
ervice commission will expedites
the holding of examinations ne
cessary to trie appointment oi
postmastmasters where vacan
cies now exist."
Mrs. Thorwald Larson
Her great love for child
ren, wre might say, is almost
an obsession with her. She
is constantly working out
some form of entertainment;
some good; some benefit for
the kiddies. To love child
ren is a noble trait, worthy
of the highest commenda
tion in any one.
Shifting the Scene
An examination for the posi
tion Assistant Clerk will be held
at the post office in this city on
June 25. 1921.
For application blanks, and
for full information relative to
the examination, qualifications,
duties, salaries, etc.. address
Secretary, Board of Civil Service
Examiners, Fort Apaehe, Ari
To The Public:
It is the wish of the President
that visitors of the seat of Gov
ernment shall have ever op
portunity to get full information
concerning all government de
partments. It is especially his
his desire that all those who
come to Washington to ansact
business with any departmentor
bureau of the Government may
quickly be advised as to the ex
act location and means of reach
ing the particular department or
bureau in which may be center
ed the business which they de
sire to transact.
For this purpose there has
been established a Bureau of In
formation on the ground floor of
the Post Office Department
Building, located on Pennsylva
nia Avenue at Twelfth Street.
which is in charge of competent
people whb will definitely ans
wer queries of this character.
The public is advised of this
arrangement and invited to make
use of the facility.
Will H. Hays,
Postmaster General.
The Limelight
Question. "What is your name?"
Answer. "Chas. H. Jennings."
''Where were you born?"
"Detroit, Mich."
"What is your 'age?"
"What is your business?"
"Ford Dealer."
"What is the extent of your educa
tion?" "Limited."
"Married or single?"
"Leap year." v " "
"What was your boyhood ambi
tion?" "Electrician."
"What do you think of life?"
"Just what you make it."
"How is business?"
A sensible solution is being
worked out by the state of
Illinois. The state highway
department has under con
struction an experimental
road containing 64 test sec
tions, each section differing
from the others inx design.
The types of payment used
include macadam base with
asphalt surface, macadam
with brick top, concrete base
with brick and asphalt top
and regular concrets roads,
both plain and reinforced.
This road is now practically
completed but will be allow
ed to harden for several
months. The testing will
probably commence in the
fall. The trails will consist
of a passage of trucks over
the road first carrying light
loads and then gradually in
creaseing the road. Equip
ment of all types will be
used in these tests. Careful
records will be made then
analyzed by expert highway
engineers of the Illinois de
i i i 1 1
partment ana ouiietms is
inis is an example oi a
sane and fair method of at
tacking the problem and will
be watched with interest by
highway engineers and the
general public.
Insect Mother's Sacrifice.
The last act in ttie life of the f em ala
cochineal Insect is to lay a large num
ber of eggs, upon which her dead body
rests, protecting them from the burn
ing rays of the sun until the little ones
On Sunday, May 29, at 12:00
o'clock, noon, a qu?et congrega
tion or men nu women ia;a a
side their political diireri:r-cte
and religious creeds ai-d gather
ed for an hour in the rustime
Theatre where a beautiful and
impressive Memorial Service wat
held in honor cf our fallen
All seats except those reserv
ed were filled when the c rches
tra opened the program with
overture to which a company oi
veterans of the Civil War, the
Spanish-American War ar.d the
Great World War marched in
Included in the company were s
number of visiting soldiers frorx
Fort Apache.
After the singing of the Na
tional Anthem Bishop O. C. Wil
liams of the Mormon church of
fered t he invocation. This was
followed by a splendid rendition
of an anthem, "Even Me," by
the Union Choir, the baritone
solo part being taken by Mr. H,
Perry Carter. Mr. Carter also
led the congregation in singing
"The Star Spangled Banner,"
"Nearer My God to Thee" and
On the platform, besides the
seats occupied by the singers and
others who took part in the pro
gram, three chairs, draped in
flags were reserved, each for a
representative of the three late
wars. One was occupied by
Frederick Leopold, who was
wounded while fighting in the
Argonne Forest. For some rea
son, the chair which should have
been occupied by a Spanish-
American War veteran remained
vacant, but on the third was
seated George L. Ulyard who
followed "Old Glory" while ser-
ying-ra the: 2nd Ciifcrr:a Ksgi-ment-Holbrook's
only Civil War
Veteran, affectionately known
to all as "Uncle George."
After the second overture by
the orchestra it was announced
that it would be necessary to
make a change in the program
as printed, for "Uncle George"
had been induced to sing a song
of the "Sixties." Then without
orchestra or piano accompani
ment the lone "Boy in Blue"
brought smiles through tears as
he sang in a clear tenor voice
several stanzas of "Hoist up the
Flag." Uncle George's singing
was answered by a volley of ap
plause. The Memorial Address deliver
ed by Rev. Frank R. Speck oí
the Methodist Episcopal Church
was given undivided attention.
Rev. Speck took for his text
thP! thirteenth veVfe of the fif
teenth chapter of St. John: "For
greater love hath no man" than
this, that a man lay down his
life for his friends."
The discourse might well be
copied in full but we shall at
tempt to give it only in part.
His first words brought the
audience into close sympathy
with the spirit of the meeting.
Words were inadequate, he said,
in dealing with so sacred a
theme, that it was impossible to
exaggerate the deeds and vir
tues of those who had summed
up and perfected by one supreme
act the highest virtues of men
and citizens. ,
He said, that he believed if
the spirits of those men and wo
men who had laid their all on
the altar of American ideals
could speak, they would ask that
rather than rehearse their deeds
and virtues, we might spend the
hour in thinking of the princi
ples for which they had made
their sacrifice. He told how
from trie very incepiion or our
nation, America has stood for
freedom, justice and truth to all
men and among all men. Eecause
of these ideals, because America
has always honored God, for
these reasons and these alone
she has become a great nation.
By several very striking illus
trations he showed how the God
f Nations was not manifiest only
Talk about something
wierd! That second game
of ball took the cake. Well,
all honor to the "soldats."
They beat Holbrook fair and
square. The most illuminat
ing about the second game
was the first inning all sorts
of pyrotechnics were loosed
t o the astonishment of the
suffering fans. After the
first inning the game settled
down and was fairly good.
But deliver us from witness
ing anything else like it.
Fort Apache had a much
better team this trip, and
the boys are good, square
The first game was fairly
good, but did in no way
measure up to former exhi
bitions given bv teams on
the local grounds.
First Game: R
Ft. Apache 12
Holbrook 8
Second Game: R
Holbrook 11
Ft. Apache 12
One of the most charming
affairs of the older set took
place Monday afternoon
when Mrs. R. M. Pincetl
honored her miest. Mrs.
'Bud" Waters of Flagstaff.
There were present enough
or two tables of auction
bridge. Prizes were award
ed to Mrs. J. W. Bazell, first;
Miss Esther Carr, second.
Dainty refreshments were
served in a charming manner.',-
Those present were,
Mrs. J. W. Bazell, Mrs. D.
J. Thomas, Mrs. Prescott,
Mrs. Bud Waters, Mrs. Art
hur Schuster, Miss Rachel
Thomas and Miss Esther
in Bible times, but how his hand
has ever, and is still, shapirg
the larger destinies of men. Al
ways in the affairs of men and
nations there has come a time
when God said. "Halt! Thus far
shalt thou go, and no farther."
, He said, the Kaiser tried to
make German ideals rule the
world but failed, because the
German ideals of selfishness and
greed based on the theory that
might makes right were wrong,
fundamentally wrong. Ameri
can ideals can and must rule the
world becaus they are based on
the God-given fundamentals of
justice and truth, without which
there can be no such word as
freedom or democracy. "Right
eousness exalteth a nation but
sin is a reproach to any people."
Rev. Speck warned that the
Great World War is over but
that the big fight is just tf grp.
there must not be another u..
but wars can only be ended by
exalting the Prince of Peace at
home and by carrying his mes
sage to all men in all lands. It
is ours, he said to hold high the
torch let fall by .failing hands.
Then in the fitting climait he
closed his discourse by rtciticjr
the poem "In Flanders Fields"
fullowing it with "America's
After singing the National
Hymm and the sounding of taps
by Tommy Hathorn the benedic
tion was pronounced Rev. Speck.
Several hundred poppies made
by French orphans were eold by
young ladies of the American
Legion Auxiliary. The Program
was arranged by the American
Much credit is due these vho
furnished the veca! and instru
mental music. The eight niece-
orchestra under the leadership,
of Mr. J. F. Fisber added great
ly. to service. Mrs. G. ' C Hal'.:
and Miss Isla Guard played the.
piano accompaniments.

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