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JL C Henning Official Paper. of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field SINGLE COPIt-S TEN CENTS HOLBROOK, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA July 22, 1921 Vol. 13, No. 14 WIFE TO FACE MURDER TRIAL Case Against Widow of Santa Fe Conductor, Slain, at Arizona Home, will Open XVedneday The trial of Mrs. Elsie McLennon, charged with the murder of her husband, Kob ert A. MjLennon, Santa Fe Railroad conductor, will be gin Wednesday at Winslow, . 1 A P . Arizona, according to ínior mation received by the Ex aminer yesterday from Chief of Police Ed Gardner of Winslow, who brought a bout the woman's arrest. Mrs. McLennon was arrest ed Julv 11. following: an in vestiation lasting nearly Tne Board of Supervisors of Navajo Coun ty have retained two o i Arizona's best criminal law vers, J. L. Sweeney of Win- slow and C.H.Jordan o Holbrook to assist i n the prosecution. More than forty witnesses have been sum moned for the prosecution and there are said to be thir- tv-s9ve.i defense witnesses hesides a larere number of affidavits and depositions to read. The trial will last sev eral days. McLennon was shot in his Winslow home on April 39. He apparently recovered from his bullet wounds, but meningitis developed and he died at the Santa Fe Hospi tal in Los Angeles, where he was brought for treatment, on the night of June 15. A few days before he was shot, Mrs. MeLennoa separ ated from him and filed suit for divorce. Later, when her husband was found wounded in his home she re turned' to him, temporarily withdrew her suit and ac compained McLennon t o Los Angeles, remaining with him until he died. At first it was thought that McLennon shot himself, but this theorv was later found to be groundless, and certain -well defined facts pointed to murder with the woman charged as a suspect. She has consistently denied all knowledge of the crime. L. A. Examiner Natural Error . Reveille had been sounded and Private Pence came run ning out with his leggings on wrong. He jumped into the ranks and snapped into attention, but not until the top kick had noticed his lapse from military sartorial per fection. "Private. Pence," he de manded angrily, "why-have you yourjeggings on wrong?' "It was just a personal mistake," answered the of fender. ' "Mistake?" Yes. I had my legs cross ed when I put them on." American Legion Weekly. . o FOR EX-SERVICE MEN In thevlatest ruling from the Bureau of War Risk In surance ail ex-service men are advised that they can re instate their insurance up to January 1921. A full medi cal examination is required and it must, show that the applicant is now in good Tiealth. Tho order is Treas ury Decision 67 and was sent out July 11 by ' Colonel C. R. Forbes, Director of the Bureau of' War Risk Insur ance, Washington, D. C, to the district office in San Francisco. t?.p:1 Cro?s chanters in the Pacific Division of the American Red Cross have been authorized to advise all exservica m3n of this new rul ing. The men can get help in making out their papers at local Red Cross offices. A. C. OF ARIZONA Phoenix, July 21"Are you a member of the Automobile Club of Arizona?" This is the question put to 35,000 car owners in this state by the state-wide organization which is endeavoring to pul Arizona on the map as good roads state. The drive for membershi is now on. Each of the 3u reDresentatives of the club íave been furnished member shiD aDDlicant blanks, and these are now ready for al comers on payment oi tnt . n . I innual dues of $12, No en trance fee is required, on the first 1,000 applications. Southern California has be ome justly famous through out the world for its won derfúl system of highways, and one of the largest fac tors in developing this sys tern and calling attention to it has been the Automobile Club of Southern California. Arizona can gain the same distinction if the same boost ing methods are employed in this state, and hence the reason mat every progress ive citizen of the state is ask- d to get behind the , Auto mobile Club of Arizona by taking out a membership. Information ana service worth many times the cost of membership will be ten dered every member of the club. In the first place be will have at his command the free advice of the club's egal department composed of 30 leading attorneys th rough the state in any mat ter arising from the operat ion or ownership of a -car. In the second place he will be provided with maps and to uring information from time to time by the club's local representative upon applicat ion. A full suppiy oí these maps have been sent to the club's representative and are now ready for distribution. One of these is a general road map of the state; an other shows the principal routes between Arizona points and southern Calif fornia together with the dis tances; another shows principal routes to El Paso and points in New Mexico. Another publication in loose- leaf form contains the main routes in and out of the prin cipal cities of Arizona. The names -of the clubs representatives from whom membership may be obtain ed: A. H Condron, assistant secretary Chamber of Com merce, Tucson; J. B. Bristol assistant secretary Chamber of Commerce; Nogales; ti' W. Newland, Ajo; Dan B. Seed, Bisbe; Merton N. Rice, Chandler; E. R. Short- ridge, Clifton; F. D. Hub- bell, Douglas; C. M. Brooks Duncan; W-B. Rudebaugh, Flagstaff: J. W. McCann, Florence; C. M. Healy, Globe; L. Cad well, Holbrook; N.F. Wykoff, Jerome; T. W. De vine, Kingman; J. F. Shaw, Miami; W. R. Steward, Me- sa; A. A. arricK, uienuaie; Frank Ewing, Parker; R.vv. Byrns, Prescott; R. V. John- T-k XHJT TIT 7 son, Kay; j.ivi. vvnson, oui- ford, E. Keyton Bryan, bt. Johns; Gus Becker, Springer- ville; R. T. Jones, Superior; H. P. Merril; Tombstone; C. O." Austin, Tempe; A. R. Volk, Wickenburg; G. C. Creswell, Winslow; J. V. Ed wards, Williams; Emil C. Eger, Yuma. In Phoenix membership cards and full information may be obtained at the state headquarters located in the chamber of commerce build ing, Second avenue and Ad ams Street. Subscribe for the News. D Local HOW OLD IS ANN? Influenced by the reports of David White, Chief Geolo gist of the United States Geological Survey, that the oil situation "may constitute one of the greatest menaces, to the future prosperity of the United States," the Ad ministration has ordered an exhaustive survey of the pro bable recovery of oil in the United States. An "oil census" is to be made which will require nine months and the time of 20 men ; it will be constant aim of the investigators to determine approximately the life of the country's oil fields. Chief Geologist White in commenting upon he petroleum situation said: "Petroleum in the United States is a wasting asset so ar depleted as no longer to afford a secure foundation or the obligations based up- i j - i on its assumed continued adeqnacy." It is declared that as lar as California conditions aré oncerned, the - snuation is not as bad as in other parts of the country, because the high freight rates from Cal ifornia across the continent will tend to keep California petroleum upon the Pacific Coast. In addition to this, he rapid developement of hvdro-electric power is in a measure keeping ub with any possible slowing down in oil production. We have at present the largest reserve supply of gasoline in. the history of the J. S. and it is a matter of record that the oil industry has always met every emer gency. Conserving our sup plies' of crude oiO by elimin ating waste is a wise policy but trying to estimate the life of the petroleum indus try is like trying to figure out the age of Ann, one gets nowhere in the attempt. Petroleum and encourage ment of the petroleum in lustry will do more to pro 'ong its life than all the ineculation as to the life of i my known oilfields. HARSHER NAME "How old are you, Uncle Sph?" "Ninety-eight years old, sah." "Ycu are a fine example of longevity." "Sah?" "I say you are a fine ex ample of longevity." "Yas, sar. Thank you, sah. But when my ol' 'oraan is hard at work an' I'm set tin' in de sunshine dat ain't whut she calls me." Birm ingham Age-Herald. Hgfl EVERYTHING MSh I) Disarmament Advocated CLARIE K. JORDAN HOME FROM OCCIDENTAL Mrs. Claire H. Jordan re turned home Sunday even- ing arcer almost a year s study at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Mrs. Jordan has been taking a literary course, specializing on short story writing. She has com pleted the full English course. WITH THE GIL MEN' While, it might perhaps seem like oil developement is dragging, rothmg could be farther frorrTtrie truth. While there is not so much actual drilling as a host of us would like to see, never theless all things considered, the field is in the best shape it has been for a year or more The Zuni has temporarily suspended operations. But not for long. This company has excellent holdings, fine eqnpment and a good hole so far. "They will be in the ring again shortly. The Black Canyon Oil Co mpany is a first class outfit in every respect, and is ably managed. They have suf fered some disheartening set-backs in their drilling operations, but are now plug ging along in good shape. The Holbrook Oil Com pany are marking time wait ing for the cement to set when there will be a re sumption of drilling. This company has an excellent hole, and there are very en couraging indications that the cement will effectually shut off the water. About Aug. 1st should see a re sumption of drilling. The Breckenridge-Texas-Arizona Company are all to the good-in holdings, equip ment, etc., and with the ar rival of a few more items of field equipment will be ready to tackle the old Hopi well in the style they un derstand. They recently ac quired additional acreage in Stevens County Texas, which should give the com pany finances for any de velopment they might de sire to undertake. How ever, they are in excellent candition for their Arizona operations. S. Earl Taylor, the excell ent oil man, is going right ahead with preliminary work that will lead to much de velopement in the Holbrook field: Undoubtedly Mr. Tay lor is a man of purpose--a definite purpose, and Hol brook is indeed fortunate that he has decided to drill in this field. His operations 1 will begin shortly. j The Limfelight Question. "What 3 your name?" Answer. "L. Cadwell." 'Where were you born?" "Shiloh, Ohio." "What is your age?" "Forty-Five." "What is your business?" "Clothier." "What ii the extent of your educa tion?" "High School." "Married or single?" ' '. t . "Married." "Why?" N "Wife couldn't take a joke." "What was your boyhood ambi tion?" "Own a team of black driving horses." "What do you think of life?" "Best I have ever seen." "How is business?" "Just as you make it." ADAMANA NO. 1 The Adamana Land and Oil Company, probably the best known of Arizona's pioneering oil companies, un like most companies operating a "wild - cat" does not allow the usual set backs and some very unusual ones, it might be added, to swerve them from the main object-that of getting oil. For some time the com pany has been .striving to swage out the casing at the 1800 ft. line, but on recom mendation of Mr. Vander hoef this has been abandon ed. However, the company will attempt to drill out the casing. Should this fail, then light charges of giant powder will be used. Should all expedients fail, then the casing will be pulled and a heavier 5 5-8 casing will be introduced into the hole, the water shut off and the bring ing in of the well made a fact. The management of the Adamana know positively that there is oil at the bot tom of the well; the last few strikes of the drill bits show ing heavy with oil. So heavy in fact that the company ceased operations for fear of letting in the salt water and undoing the patient work of months. One Drawback "Is your husband a good provider, Dinah?" "Yessum he's a good pro vidah all right, but Fse al ius skeered dat niggah's gwine er git caught at it." O. E. R. Bulletin I ncr nut DAOC O ALL H0LBR00K-LEÜPP After a steady down-pour baturday evening, Sunday morning broke clear and beautiful and the sun burned a baleful eye on the wet and sggy field; players and fans alike sought to drain the field, as well as to fill de pressions with dry dirt. Manager Lee was concerned both with the condition of the field and with the threat ened return of rain. By the time the game was called Old Sol had disappeared again and the game wás be gun under lowering skies, - but they didn't lower enough for old J. Pluv. to stage an other rain storm. .. The infield was extremely fast, but right f ieid and deep center resembled Johnstown after the flood had passed oyer. Both teams were in fine fettle and exhibited con fidence, both in practice and on the field. Spencer for the braves pitched a. splen did game. Ted did likewise for his teammates. Manager Lee s line up was good. Ihe entire team showed up fine and dandy. So did Leupp. Ihe Seventh inning devel oped a marring festure. uentry in stealing second was interfered with by eupp s second sacker, and was called safe, lhis de cisión occasioned much talk, They do say history repeats tself. Gentry attemped to negotiate third and was again called sale, al hough it appeared to most ofthe fans that he was out by four feet. How ever, umps. McliosKey claimed that the lad hold ing down the hotuerid of the infield for Leupp took two tabs at Gentry, which if true entitled Gentry to be called safe. The decision, however, threatened to end the game but after much coaxing and the removal of umpire Mc Closkey in favor of Cadwell, the game, continued to the end -both fast and exciting. The Leupp boys are good sports and we'are sorry any thing of a disagreeable nature developed.. The Score: Holbrook: R 010 101 21 6 Leupp: 100 102 001 5 H 8 E 4 8 5 Batteries: Reuter and Buck les ;Spencer and Greeley. Struck out by Reuter, 6 by Spencer, 9. Umpires: Freeman and Closkey and Cadwell. Time: 1;30 Mc- CROOL, CROOL! "I suppose," sniffed Mrs. Giddigad, "If s o m e t h i n g would happen to me tomor row you would look for an other wife right away?" "Oh, no I'd wait until the next day, at least." "You brute." "But Gwendolin " "And like as not yóu'd do just like some other men I know who have second wives." "What's that?" "Carry their breakfast to them up in bed." "Perhaps!" "Gomer Giddigad, do you know what I'd do then?" "No." "Well, sir, I'd come right up into the room and haunt you." . ' "You'd come right up in to the room where I'd be ser ving breakfast to my second wife?" "Yes, I would." "And then do vou know what I'd do?" "No." - "Well, I'd say to you: 'Gwendolin, get busy now, and please remove the dishes.'"--Youngstown Tele. TURN FOR BETTER EXPERIENCED IN BUSINESS CIRCLES Washington, July 21 The feeling is general that indus try and business have turn ed the corner- Tangible evi dence of this it on hand. Some of the high lights con tributing to this conservative optimism are:. The full swing of the har vest season in the agricul tural belt, and the prompt moving of crops to primary markets. This is bringing millions of dollars of actual cash into the agricultural heart of the country which has been thé hardest hit, fin ancially, and the stimulating eriect is already seen m all lines of retail and wholesale business. In addition, ar rangements either have been made, or are about to be completed, which will give the farmers $125,000.000 in new long time credits. increasing activities in a very great number and var iety of manufacturing indus tries. In many cases, man ufacturing plants are run ning to capacity in order to meet fall deliveries. Reduction of bank loans to almost one-half of their high level of last winter. A general increase in build ing activities. General and very appreci able increase in retail busi ness resulting in increased orders for fall deliveries. Demonstration of the fin ancial stability of the "aver age man" as shown by re ports to the Federal Reserve Board. These reportssub mitted by over 800 banks in more than 100 of the chief cities of the country, show an increase in savings de posits over last year of $238, 000,000. This condition was quite contrary to the gen erally accepted belief that the average man was going broke" or using up all of his war-time savings. - Decrease in number of business iauures and in a- mount of liabilities. Increase in freight traffic and demand for cars. BUILDING ON INCREASE One of the most encourag ing features of the business outlook is the resumption of building activiy. Statistics rom the country at large shows more building in pro gress than for years. Contracts awarded in b northwestern states for April totaled more than a quarter of a billion dollars, he largest on record for any April, and an increase of 34 per cent over March. In some sections the increase reached 71 per cent and all sections report gains over previous months. Residential construction eads all other building as he nation is short over 1,- 500,000 homes as a result of retarded construction during the war. Slightly lower wrage scales and cheaper lumber have acted as a stim ulant to building, but there must be still futher readjust ment in prices before there will be a real building boom. Building, in addition to af fording employment to thou sands of men in building and allied treades, stimulates many other industries' make business for railroads and augment the purchasing power of the country and demand for commodities. OF COURSE! A young lady of literary at tainments sought to engage a wealthy Swedish manufacturer in converation. They were loth vis iting a friend. Turning to him ahe asked. "Mr. Olson, what five ' books do you like beBt ?" Olson scratched his head a moment srd replied. "I tank ay like cock book pocket book, bank book, check book and pass book."