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Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field
SINGLE Cül'IKS TKN CENTS HOLBROOK. NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA August 5, 1921 Vol. 13. No. 16 9 n? n Tnu rnuc rs AFTER YOUNG TOM Father Attempts to Correct Son via the Gun Route According to information received by the NeA's, inarms Urtega, sheep man and resident of Holbrook, sought to correct his boy, Tom, by means of. hot Jeaci applied vigorously about the person. Rather primitive, but thought to be effective. ' The shooting took place Monday morning and result, ed in a running affair, with young Tom executing a strategic retreat, closely pur. sued by the father, who fired as he advanced, The pur suit and retreat earned the pair across the Santa F e tracks in the neighborhood of th3 ice plant, and result, ed in old Tom failing t o make a thorough correction of the boy, due to the fleet ness of young Tom. Some say that young Tom rounded Woodruif Butte shortly before noon. No arrests have b e made. e n A NEW JUDGE JUDGECROSBY, JR. m A new j'Jdge has been elect ed in the home of Superior Judge Crosby, and incident ly this new arrival will prove a mighty potentate. What ever power the judge had in , hishoma precinct will now slip from him. And, this youngster will hive the aid and backing of his mother as well as his grandmother. Exit judge, sr - enter judge, jr- Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Crosby are the proud parents of a big baby boy, bom Aug. 1st, 1921. Mother and baby are doing fine. The Judge seems able to be about. MORE PROSECUTIONS FOREST FIRES FOR A few days ago Ranger L. S. Kartchner brought one or the prominent ranchers of theHeber District and a cowboy to the Justice court at Pinedale where bath Dlead guilty to carelessness with fire and accepted sentence. In the case of the rancher the firo escaped from his premises on to the Forest. In the case of the cowpuncher it was the little matter of throwing down a match without being sure that it was extinguished after light ing, a cigarette. - The lady Justice at Pinedale. about the same time, docketed tw j cases on the Pinedale Dis trict, the man baing both ranch ers who wore careless with fires set on their own land3 in con nection with the burning of logs in their field-, which, due to th unexpected high wind3, were nJt controlled and did damage to Forest land and timber. The last two cases were worked up by Ringer Slosser of the Park Pinedale District. The Forest officers report that during the season a total of ten cases have been successfully pro secuted, with several others that are still beirg investigated and may add to the number. While none of the fines imposed this season have been heavy it is the hope of th? Forest Officers that they have been sufficient to im press the individuals concerned', as well as tha buplic with the need of greater care with fire in the Fjrest. Should "there be careles? ncss to anything like the same decree another year there is every probability that the pen allies imposed will be much more severe than in the case of the present season. T. C. Hoyt Subscribe for the News. PetriiicaaYs Note Bock Notwithstanding Presi dent Harding's advice t o the contrary, it is beginning to look like Middle River was going to have to export some írisli notatoes. from where 1 am writing this jan look oif towards the Pet rifled Forest and view three dilferent patches of spud that are said to contain GOD 00 and 700 acres respective iv. I have before me a copy jf the latest census which ihowü onlv one Irishman in .his entire voting precinct. So Í Q-uess Middle River wil iave to export. There are several of Mid die River's leading male cili zens wnose neau covering would be quite a sensation on tne streets oi xioiurooK . . . 1 1 1 1 . i. it consists of a narrow strip of cloth about four inches wide and twenty-eight feet long. This is called a tur bine, (or some such namej Kpretot'ore we were under the imDression that a turb ine was some sort of a' wind mill. This head gear is eas ily put on AH they have to do is to stick one end i n their mouth and then take the other end in both hands and wind it around their head, like winding an eight day clock. It is neeaiess to add that thev do not doff this nnnltice or turbine t o p.vprv ladv thev meet. It is rumored around here that (-hers are several ladies a mong the ranks of these strange people. If this is true 1 know where Ringling Brothers can get a nice col lection of bearded ladies for their circus, as all these snake diggers" wear nice overflowing beards. . I in quired of one of them why the Hindu people wore those turbines. He said that a way back in Hindustan sev eral centuries ago their fore fathers took an oath that they would not wear a hat or bathe again until Bryan was elected From their appearance it looks like they were true to tneir vows. A lady correspondent of Miss Mary Beasly who lives in Arizona vvnies a.;rujig, "where is Middle River? I can't find it on the map." I rather suspect this lady lives near the Rio Puerco and is judging our Middle River by the Rio Puerco, which most of the time is not on the map. Middle River, as it's name implies, is Detween two other rivers. If it had been so unfortunate as to have been located on one ide or the other of either one of those other two rivers it would not have been Mid dle River. If the lady in question reads the News as everybody else does, she oan readily see that Middle Kiv er is locate 1 between two other rivers. We have b2en asked fre quently the by native island ers here how we managed to stand the difference in alti tude between G000 ft. above sea level at Adamana and 6 ft. below sea level at Middle River. Aside from breath ing a few cat fish, water dogs and Japan currents, it isn't so bad. We have been unjustly accused of flirting with the Merimaids. Even if we were it is no worse than our women folks trying to vamp a Man '0 War. There is a long haired, watery-eyed gink hanging around Middle River trying to put on canvass an imita tion of our beautiful sunsets. He has the sun located in the lower right hand corner of his picture, which accord ing to mapology represents the east, while since our ar- D A LITTLE COLORADO ON RAMPAGE For more than a week the Little Colorado has been be lying her name. She has hppn nn a. rnmnacrp riahr? Up to Tuesday of this week, each day has seen her threat en or make good on the threat. Once or twice last week she left her banks and invaded alien territory. A placid stream enough when not augmented by a super abundance ot water, she us ually behaves herself, wind ing lazily and muddily from one impounding dam to an other. But give her suffici ent cause and she is a rag ing torrent, slashing and cutting her banks with mad- ned iury. And it is this ittle trick of the Little Colo rado which makes her so much feared by those living anywhere near her banks. Last week she left her banks and gaily nosed about he riverside Cafe, the Bake- ery, carpenters and the Overland Garage, then re ceded within her banks, ap parently to show mere man how helpless he is against the superior torce oí nature. Monday evening a great gathering of people at the river banks were anxiously watching, watching for signs of the river's break a gain to temporary freedom of wider scope. She disap pointed them. She invaded old territory, however, and a number of people maroon ed in Carpenter's had to be rescued by Ed. Ellis. It is thought that all danger is past, and those who packed up their belong ings can now unpack them with security. rival here every time we nor ticed the sun it was setting in the west, just like it does in Arizona and every where else since the sun began to set. There has been a great many poets, section foremen and garbage handlers raving about the exquisite splendor of some sunsets they have sen in poetry, verse and worse. Therefore, I dont see why I can't take a hack at it, too. When the west is ablaze In a shimmering haze, Of the sunset's afterglow; Turning the water to gold and pink In the quiet lake below. Then I like to watch the pale moon rise O'er mountain, bog and glen For I'm sure we will be rid of flies, And have mosquitos then. 1 . 1 1 1 1 - Busy Fire Department . i i i i : a vivvu The Limelight Question. "What is your name?" Answer. "M. R. Tanner." "'Where were you born?" "St. Joseph, Ariz." "What is your age?" "Forty-three." "What is your business?" "Clerk Board of Supervisors." "'What is the ex'.snt of your educa tion?" "School of Exp :riance." "Married or single?" " "Married' "Why?" "Couldn't help it." "What was your boyhood ambi" tion?" "Cowboy." "What do you thfck of life?" "Just as you make it." "How is business?" "Picking up.' CREDITS BILL IS PASSED BY THE SENATE Washington, Aug. 4---T h e agricultural credits bill, embody ing the administration plan for loans by the war-finance corpor ation, to aid exports of farm pro'iucts was passed today by the senate. There was no record vote on passage of the bill, which now goes to the house. The measure authorizes agricultural loans from the $500,000, cash capital of the war finance corporation, which also is authoiized to issue two billion dollars of bonds in obtaining additional loan funds. The bill was put through as a substitute for the Norris agricul tural credits plan. As amended in the senate it prohibits loans to foreign gov ernments, the clause ging out without objection after several senators had expressed disap proval of any further loans to Europe. Another amendment provides for loans to producers upon notes and other instruments of indebt edness when secured by chattel mortgages or other papers con veying a marketable title to staple agricultural products, in cluding livestock. The senate rejected without a record vote three amendments designed to attach riders author izing farm loan act advances to entry men on reclamation pro jects. Chairman McNary, re publican, Oregon, of the irriga tion committe said tne matter should be dealt with in a separ ate bill. Mrs. John Flanigan is looking after the duties of the Record- er's office during the absence on vacation of Mrs. Schuster, recorder. 1 1 i A LETTER Phoenix. Ariz., July 26, 1921 I o all ex-service men: - 1. The following important an nouncement affecting Federal Board training has just been re: ceived and is forwarded for your information: - "1. The act making appropri ations to supply deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 39,1921 and prior fiscal years and for other pur poses, approved Jun,e 16. 1921 contains the following provision: i nat any person entitled un der the provisions of the Voca tional Rehabilitation Act, as am ended, to take vocational train ing must make application there for within eighteen months from the date of the approval of this Act.' 2. No applications for vocation al training under the vocational rehabiliation act can be consider ed unless such applications are submitted prior to December 16, 1922. It is important, therefore that all persons who have been disabled In the service in any de gree should apply for training if they have not already done so. in the period prior to December 16, 1922. This date is one of the most important dates affect ing disabled ex-service persons and should be given wide pub licity in the pres3 and through all cooperating agencies. The Board's representative should put forth persistent effort in se curing the applications of disabl ed ex-service persons who may desire the benefits of the Voca tional Rehabilitation Act before the expiration of the period fix ed by Congress. 3. The application for voca tional training of any disabled ex-service person will De inter preted to mean any written ap plication from such person ex pressing a desire for vocational training under the proyisons of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act or the receipt of any of the Federal Board forms which are in use or have been in use. to re cord the facts concerning any applicant whether such forms have been filled out by the -applicant himself and returned to the Board or whether such forms have been filled out by a repre sentative of the Board while in terviewir.g the applicant, pro vided in all cases that such forms bear the signature of the appli cant. If any applications from disabl-ex-seryice persons are received on or subsequent to Dec. 16 1922 they will be given consideration on their merits without regard to the time limitation referred to herein, if such applications bear a post mark showing clear- My that they were mailed prior to Dec. 16, 1922 or other acceptable evidence is presented showing i i ut. . ; Conclusively luak suui üyuiicü. tiona wera mailed prior to Dec- PITTMAN ACT HOLDS UP SILVER Silver and gold production are increasing and stimulate tne revival oí the great mm ing centers. Foreign origin silver was quoted in New York at CO cents and the London price was up nearly d cents above June quotations. 0:1 - onver movements in and out of this country for 10 ciay period: imports .$763, 317 and exports $240,661. Mexico sent us but $312.961 which is a considerable drop rrom tne $z,iuu,000 sent in a previous 10-day period. Total $l-an-ounce-silver sold to the Government un der the Pittman order, now amounts to 60,067,697 ounces representing 29.908.697 ozs. lor the 7 months of 1920 and 31,067,697 ozs. for the first 6 months and 6 days of the year. i'l 1 T -r onver recurea m June was around 4,000,000 ozs. show ing that available domestic silver is m constantly de creasing amounts. The Government minted 4,647,000 silver dollars in June and no gold. In addi tion 1,000,000 silver pieces were minted for Indo-China. Total silver dollars coined under the Pittman act is 19, 043,000. FARM-DAIRY NAVAJO AND APACHE COUNTIES Snowflake, Arizona Apache County reports the heaviest rains in Eeveral years according to County Agent C.R. Fillerup, who further states that the harvesting of small grain is being hindered by the excessive rains, while on the other hand, farmers are encouraged with the splendid condition of corn, cane, potatoes, late oats and garden crops, which were never better. The dairy farmers are consid erably discouraged and some farmers who are shipping milk to Phoenix, netting them but seventeen cents per pound for butter fat, have cor.sidtred sell ing their cows and going out of business. The County Agent has advised against this in the hope that either transportation charges may be reduced or the price of milk increased. These cowa have been shipped in at great expense and considering the interest of the community for years to come, he thinks it unwise to give up the dairy busi ness owing to a temporary re action. One hundred and fifteen paid up Farm Bureau members in Navajo County on the $10.00 basis were reported on the 28th of July by Countv Agent C. R. Fillerup. Under the direction of C. S. Brown, State Farm Bar eau President, a local rjpre&eiit atiye has been canvassing the farmers in Navajo County. Both Navajo and Apache Count ies have made appropriation through .the county Boards of Supervisors to continue both County Agent and Home De monstration Agent work in the two counties. FISHING The Apache Indian Reser vation will be open for fish ing during the entire month of August. It will be neces sary to procure both State licenses and permit from the Indian Agent. These per mits may be obtained from the ranger near Coolej Also the Rainbow trout fishing is extra good at Lakeside and more are being caught than ever before. W. H. Lrrson Daputy State Game Warden ember 16, 1922." , R. T. Fisher. Assistant Director for Vocational Rehabilitation. Fred P. Rowlen, Supervisor Phoenix Territory, 516, Heard Bldg., Phoenix Ariz. , COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE BACK FROM THE TAX CONFERENCE AT NOGALES f Chairman Owens, mem bers Richards and Cresweli of the Navajo County board of supervisors, and M. R. Tanner, clerk of that body, and County Assessor W. E. Shumway, returned to Hol brook Monday from the taxi conference at Nogales. They, report a fine and profitable meeting. BOOM COMING IN LUMBER In spite of high freight? rates and cheaper southern lumber in competition the western lumber industry is gaining ground. ihe lumber industry is getting on its feet slowly and the cut of western saw mills is still one-third below normal. For instance the North West Coast mills cut twenfv mill ion feet a week and new orders and shipments last week totalled eighty million eet. The Western Pine and California Pine and Red wood groups of mills report making headway against constant hamüermsr inter- erencebythe ! cderal Trade Commission. If the dilatory govern ment would ever pay the railroads what is due them as unpaid balances from the war administration lumber ing would boom. CONSTRUCTION OF RESERVOIR CONTEMPLATED Phoenix. Aug. 4-A consolida tion of public utility interests of Thatcher and Safford aDd tha construction of a reservoir at the Campbell damsite are contemp lated in an informal application by J. A. Haralson, president of the Thatcher Water Co.. filed with the Arizona - Corporation commission.' )x ' "" v-::: ' "- J 1 Haralson seei.3 r. errr.::-i;.i to organize a new corporatiia ta ta known as the Valley Water C. which Would take over the as sets of the Thatcher Water Co. and the Gila Valley Gas and Electric Co. of Safford, and to Hell $100.000 worth of capital stock, stating that the proper ties of the two concerns are worth well over this figure. If the commission approves the plan Haralson states his willingness to withdraw his ap plication for increased rates for four months of the year, point ing out that the proposed merg er will overcome many drawbacks and improve the service of both concerns. The service of the Thatcher Water Co. was recently the sub ject of investigation by the com mission and at a hearing before Commissioner Loren Vaughn evidence was introducéd in sup port of the charge that the-water source was polluted by dead an imals which had fallen into the small open reservoir. The com pany's defense was that its re venues wers so small that it could not afford to clean out the reservoir. .Though the details of reorgan ization have not been thoroughly presented the commission is in clined to look with favor on the general plan. Mr. Haralson has been asked to present his pro position in better form with de tailed data showing the value of the plants and just how the con solidated is to be effected. BANK OF NORTHERN ARIZONA CLOSED The Bank of Northern Arizona, at Snowflake sus pended business, Thursday, July 28th., according to re ports received in Holbrook. No particulars are known as to the affairs of the Institu tion. . It was in the charge of Joseph W. Smith, cashier.