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LMtd dflrfM éía sse Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS DRILLING CONTRACTOR IN THE FIFID To the Taylor Interests of which Dr. Taylor is the , , nominal head, we make our obei sance The arrival-of T. C. Mills, the completion of Dorsey Hager's report, the exami nation of bids and letting of contract for rigs which was awarded to the Cooley Lum ber Co. should, in our opin ion, confound those weak hearted critics who have been continually asking "What's Tavlor going to do and when?" It has been our privilege to talk with some of the men who are giving Dr. Taylor financial aid, and their statement that oil is their only hope of return, the sooner found the sooner the return is businesslike ' and complete. Dr. Taylor, using THE NEWS as his medium, is this week placing before the public a partial resume of Mr. Hager's opinion of the ,south country. Hager's position in the petroleum world is such that ' his ser vices arc high priced and Dr. Taylor is to be heartily thanked for taking the pub lic into his confidence to the extent of placing before their notice this optimistic report. Statement by Dorsey Hager in Reorganic Shale Holbrook, Arizona, Sept. 20th. 1921 On my trip to Canyon Creek sixty miles due South of Winslow. seventv-five miles southwest of Holbrook and to the C$icue and Car rizo Creeks area seventy-five to eighty miles south of Hol brook, 1 found at least two hundred feet of organic shale in beds from ten to forty feet in thickness, alternat ing with limestone and sand stone. - These shale beds, belong to the Red wall formation which I believe to be Middle Pennsylvanian; are gray in color on the surface; had slight purplish tints in some of the beds but when struck with a pick, they showed blue and dark gray colors. Close examination of the shale gave positive evidence of numerous fossils imbed ded in the shale. The most common type of fossil found was the Terebratula which ranges from the Devonian to the present. The most important point to consider was that these fossils were . found intact in the shales. Alley lay in ueus arm were enclosed in the soft shale i which kept them from de. composing rapidly, a condi tion that is most favorable for the formation of oil. The limestones between the shales are also rich in fossils, but limestone fossils are of such a type that you hardly expect oil from them. These recent discoveries remove all doubt from my mind as to the presence of organic shale- plentiful enough to give oil in com mercial quantities. DORSEY HAGER - DING I DONG!! That, neighbours, is the boll tolling for the defunct straw hat. She's been a'ring ine since Sept. 15th. and there are many who . fail to hear the resonant "notes. The local haberdasheries carrv and advertise a full line of seasonable héadgear. What ho! PROUD OE YOUR FARM? NAME IT AND PATENT If I Washington, Sept. 29 Secretarv Wallace of the De paftment of Agriculture has sent out a notice that he hoDes will come to the at tention of all farmers proud of their farm development He wants them to know that they can patent the name of their farms and so establish a patented standard of qual ity for their produce. The United States Datent office recently approved and published in the Patent Of fice Gazette a trademark cov ering "Hawkeye," the name of an Iowa farm owned by Ledru C. Willits, breeder of pure bred hogs, cattle and sheep.- He is the first stock man, and probably xhe hrst farmer, Secretary Wallace says, to obtain a united States trademark ior his farm. If a farmer uses his farm name and trade mark as part of his selling opera tions the trademark protects the owner of tfce farm m in terstate commerce. Several states have laws which au thorize the registration of farm names with the state authorities, but a trademark registered by the govern ment protects the use of the farm name outside of the state in which the farm is located. . ROAD HEARING After hearing the soul inspiring remarks of the leading windjammers eulog sing the Utopian Ipotentiali ties of the Winslow route, the Board, being in the spir it for the space of four hours granted the petition of their peers, that a new board of viewers be appoint ed with specially adjusted glasses, which when correct ly focused can discern the halo of gaseous light which parallels the proposed high way. - Organization On occasion, one finds it necessary or expedient to give time and energy to af filiate with, join or give sup port to one or more of the recognised secret, social or or political societies which the people are pleased and proud to have in their midst. For the true citizen to even give thought to a society which is constantly calling on it's members to adjudi cate legal differences, be thev civil or criminal, is a mistake which few if any of our citizens will condone. Either one of two things must have our whole sup port, THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES MAD DTTT TP have iost faith if we learn thatanv Holbrookians "tall for" the secret stuff' which must be enforced by a mask ed mob. The Federal auth orities supply the press age ncies of the U. S. with many informing facts, they in turn expect a lull resume trom each member of the press agencies of the activities of opportunity seekers. is tins applicable: . weim: SCHOOL BOARD ' With no little regret we announce -that Judge D. J. Thomas, whose term of of fice expires on Oct. 6th., will not be a candidate tor ref lection. The Judge has held this honorable and honorary position for the past three years, and the splendid record made by the Holbrook schools is in no small measure duetohis unre mitted labor on their behalf. Pressure of business affairs compels the Judge to relin quish this official position. HOLBROOK, i M- M. JORDAN BUILDING COTTAGE ' Last Saturday M. M. Jor dan, the genial shoe man, began the erection of a cot tage in the rear of his store building, fronting on Oak land st. The cottage when completed will be a cozy lit tle affair, three rooms with. a screened-m porcn. The Cooley Lumber Com pany have the contract for the material and construc tion of the cottage. The Jordans have leased their home on West Oakland St. to Mr. Elledce of the Santa Fe Ry. ; SCHOOL NOTES The Student Bodv Organ ization erave their first party last Friday evening? It was in honor of the Freshman and a good time was report ed bv evervone. i he music was full of pep and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Thex Freshman got theirs, first, then came the party and re freshments. Evervone wish ed the Freshman good luck in the future. If they stay in school they will get their revenge on the green ones next year. Girls Basket Ball started Mondav and there were a- bout 25 girls on the court for practice. This means that thev should have a strong team this year. The tennis court is being put into shape so those who wish, may play a few games before the snow and mud ar rives. " Attendance has now reach ed 276 and the prospects are good for still more. The manual training class has been making good pro gress on the gymnasium the past 4 or 5 days, and it will not be very long before the finishing "touches will be reached. Thp. hiorh school has been placed on an accredited basis and students hnishmg tneir High School course here are eligible to the University of Arizona without entrance examinations and any other University on the sa m e standing as the University of Arizona. P. T. A. Program 1. Selection by Central School Glee Club. 2. High School Glee Club. 3. Goldie Greer, Recitation. 4. Piano Duet Fav Flanisran and Daisy Divelbess. 5. Violin Trio. Mr. Fischer, Mr. Curt is and Mrs. Bazell. 6. Ad dress, Mr. Walker of Flag staff. 7. Folk Dances, Grad es. , At least one man in Hol brook is convinced that the building bcom is on. A few days ago an old friend of ours pocked his head into the editorial sanctum and ex claimed rather blasphemous lv. " y the boom is on!" This man is an observer. He knows there is more building going on along Por ter Street than in any other part of the city. And the city council have made it possible. COMING NEXT WEEK Dr. Schell, the well known optometrist and optician of Tucson, will be at The Hol brook Hotel on his regular visi t on Sat. and Sun. Oct. 8 and 9th. and will remain the one day only. If your eyes need attention, call on him for expect service. Special attention to child ren's eyes. NAVAJO COUNTY. ARIZONA South Country Virgin Mineral Storehouse Dolf Thompson returned this week from a long and strenuous trip over the Apa che Reservation. Part of the time he was accom panied by Dr. Vv ells, presi dent of a group of San Fran cisco capitalists who have formed a syndicate to ex ploit the great mineral wealth which, lies in the country to the south oi us. Enthusiatic hardly expres ses Dolf s views of this mag nificent mineralised region. Many and various were the properties visited. Gold, Silver, Siiver-Jead,' Copper, Asbestos, and Alunogen pro spects, some sufficiently op ened to warrant the install ation of .machinery, others showing wonderful values on the surface, others which unless Nature : has broken her laws must be rich. The means of locomotion over the territory were as varied as the minerals look ed at. Horse back, auto mobile, train, and the old reliable "shanks mare." Also marked was the vari ation in price demanded for similar properties. Some, on learning that active capi tal was represented, immedi ately figured in the hundred thousand class, others, the wise ones, quoted a. royalty basis. Capital is too selfish to gamble, and the day that our prospectors learn this will be. the day they start doing business. . Mr. Thompson forwarded particulars of the most pro mising properities to his principles and is now wait ing for authority to close the deals as he has highly recom mended two.x FIRE The residence of Mr. Tom Ortega was totally gutted byfire last night. The fire occured about two a. m. and occasioned no little excite ment. . Mr. Ortega and family were at Heber, and as the fire started in the top part of the house, the only feasible theory tht occurs is faulty wiring. Unfortu nate as is the loss of home and many precious articles which one can never replace, the belief in insurance which Mr. Ortega holds will parti ally recoup him.. ; MARRIAGE The Rev. Mr. Speck united in marriage Robert W. Shi elds and Mrs. Lillian O Neil, both of Durango, Col. , dur ing the week. RAIN ON, GOOD NEWS The downpour is "KOLÓ SSAL" this week, in fact we are thankful that our past is such that our statements are conceeded by all to have at least som.e foundation of fact. As press time approach es, we are in receipt of two items, both well substantiat ed, whien have such great bearing on the future oí this oilfield that we have some hesitation in giving . them publicity.- The item which refers to the Holbrook Oil Co. was given in confidence and we are unable to recount in full, be it sufficient to say that the future of this com pany never seemed more promising. Regarding the second item, the immediate possibility of another drill ing company is so well found ed that we hope the orgam- ers will permit us to an nounce plans m the next is sue of THE NEWS. Join us for a moment in their three loud cheers. Sept. 30. 1921 FIRST HUNTING PARTY PASSES THROUGH Joe V. Prochaska, State game warden, accompanied by Dr, Bannister, Mr. Cass oue and Mr. Roland all of Phoenix, motored through town on Mondav on their way to the White Mountains for the fall shooting. Their mascot, a small peccary, oc casioneo much comment as it wandered around the drug store corner. Mr. Prochas ka said that his was only one ot many parties that is on the way. FUNERAL OF LOUIS SAM KEY On Sunday the 25th. inst. the mortal remains of Louis Sam Key, our respected and respectable former citizen were laid to rest. As far. as is known, Mr. Key was not a member of any . fraternal body, those whom one would have expected to find among the mourners were far away; nevertheless a representative body of citizens followed the remains to the grave. About thirtyfive of the old timers, out of respect for the living Sam Key were present as the Rev. Speck delivered the address with which the body was consigned to earth. FORD MAKES BODY CHANGE C. H. Jennings is highly pleased with the improved appearance of his shipment of cars. A slight change in the rear cowl adds immese ly to the sightliness, and the rear seats have been slanted, adding immeasurably to rid ing comfort. o OLD TIME DANCE . 'Twas billed as an old time dance, but on account of the old-timers not putting in ap pearance, it was turned into a new-time dance. Fisher and his orchestra were will ing to deal out music appro priate for the evening as billed, but apparently the dancers wanted nothing old- time. A large and appreciative crowd was in attendance, many coming from outside towns. Everybody was pleased with the dance and made no bones about saying so. The orchestra consisted of J. F. Fischer, violin; Mrs. Black, piano; Tommy Hath orn, cornet; Roy Cross, drums. SNOWFLAKE, Under the chaperonage of "Aunt" Emma Smith, an interesting group of young people went to Salt Lake City. It is the intention oí the first six as coupled to join forces for life in matri mony. The three younger girls are to enter school at Salt Lake and will of necessity have to be again chaperoned on their return. Lafayette Kartchner. and Alice Smith, Benjamin Rencher and Min nie Hanson, Aiken Smith and Margaret DeWitt; the Misses Alice, Myrtle and Marie Smith. Our congra tulations to the three" happy couples. MRS. HULET GIVES CARD PARTY Last Friday evening Mrs. Jesse Hulet entertained a few friends at bridge. The guests were, Mr. and Mrs. Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Stiles, Mr. and Mrs. Hookway, Dr. and Mrs. Bazell. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wetzler. Anyone who has ever had the good forture to have enjoyed one of Mr. Hulet's "homey" parties needs nothing further. NEW SOURCE OF INVESTMENT MONIES W. A. Nickerson of Phoe nix passed through town on Wednesday. Mr. Nickerson is representing a London. Eng. bond house. The bond issue on the Colter ranch was underwritten by the English capitalists. "Nick" read part of a letter from his pri ncipals in which they state that taxation is such a drag on the investor in all Euro pean countries that practi- cany all large estates are be ing broken up, and a safe in vestment in countries in which Communism and Bol shevism have not such a strong hold is being looked for. These monies, Nick thinks, can be used advant ageously in Arizona. OLD TIMER REVISITS Mr. Burr Porter. Sr.. one of the real old timers of the district is visiting his son at Navajo. Mr. Porter was in town on Monday and manv old friends were pleased to see him. Los Angeles as a residential city is pretty fair, büt the old friends, memor ies and sympathies are to be ound only in Northern Ari zona, says Mr. Porter. o , A QUALIFIED DIPLOMAT If it is meet that an Ámer- can should be elected to the international court of jus tice of the league of nations, John Bassett Moore is pro- Daoiy aoout as saie a man, From the national view-point of the vast majority of Americans, as could be se lected. Moore is the author of the "Digest of Interna tional Law" and" of "Inter national Arbitrations," a bout a dozen large volumes embracing the history of the international relations of the United States up to about 1900. He has written a large number of treatises on the subject of international law and has shown marked ability as an advisor to the State Department. When Bryan proceeded to make a monkey-house of that De partment Moore resigned in disgust. Moore's new job may be compared to that of honor ary pallbearer to a defunct political boss. He will not get his white gloves soiled, but he may render valuable assistance in directing the cortege where to head in. WOOL AND LAMBS The genuinely, optimistic view of the future of the market for the sheep indus try as expounded by Joe Skinner of f Albuquerque helps to revive our faith in mankind. Mr. Skinner, in this time of financial stress, had sufficient faith to go in to business for himself. He is representing Messrs. Mae ger and Curry, wool buyers of Boston, and Messrs. Sch roeder, Reinholtz and Yule, lamb buyers of Ft. Collins, Colo. The fact of the rancher being willing to turn his pro duct into cash is the en couraging feature of the im mediate present. Dealers will now be able to fill the demand which in the past has been impossible because of the growers refusal to part with lambs, and wool. This in itself will serve to make an active market, which as the demand is sat isfied, must become a ris ing one. a taitn sucn as this, in a time such as this, must be justified. We hope you make a million, Joe. Subscribe for the News Vol. 13. No. 24 CALIFORNIA PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE WHITE MOUNTAINS On Wednesday . of thi3 week a large party of Cali fornians passed through town pn their way to the White Mountains. Their purpose was visible in that they carried guns of all sizes, shapes and calibre. The mountains region to the south is rapidly becoming known, and other than it's mineral wealth, must be- come an asset to Holbrook if we will get out and do some real hearty boosting. The party, which was out fitted and will be guided by N. A.' Brimhall, consists of the following: J. C. Booth, O. M, Stimson, D. W. Smo use, C. A Hayward, R. W. Puydon, G. .A. Burton, all of Los Angeles, and M: D. Wagner of Fullerton, Cal. The party will be on the shooting trip about fifteen days. The big game hunt ing licenses were furnished the party by L. Cadwell. OVERLANDS'S POPULARITY INCREASES With the decrease in price came an immediate increase in business, says W. 'W. Franklin. Bill has been so busy taking orders that till this issue he has not had time to arrange his ad. which you will find in another part ot the paper. COURT HOUSE ITEIS : Caroline A. Cummings was granted a divorce from George H. Cummings on the grounds of cruelty. . Their home was in Winslow. On the grounds of deser tion and forgery of his name to various documents, J. E. Ives oí Winslow was grant ed a divorce from Francis Ives. Sheriff Newman motored to the White Mountains on Monday to serve some papers and to transact other County business. - - " Mrs. Hattie E. Penrod has not yet received full returns from the various outlying schools regarding attend ance, teachers, etc. This re port will be in the NEWS next week. A marriage license was is sued to Harold Crandall of Pinedale and Miss Margaret L. Porter of Heber. ACE AND THIMBLE CLUB The hostess of this social club last Friday was Mrs. Jesse Hulet. As was to be expected, everything was "de rigeur". The guests thoroughly enjoyéd an after noon of cards and conversa tion. The tea was charm ingly served, and. all who were present regretted leav ing. The following were able to avail themselves of Mrs. Hule'ts' hospitality. Mrs. W. B. Woods, Mrs. C. H. Jordan, Mrs. JHookway, Mrs. Margaret Smith, Mrs. Bazell, Mrs. Crosby, Mrs. D. J. Thomas, Mrs. Henry Scorse, Mrs. James Scorse, Mrs. J. M. Lee, Mrs. L. Cad well," Mrs. Sapp. JULIUS AT THE WHEEL One of our oldest and wealthiest citizens has at last succumbed to the steed of steel. Last week- Julius. Wetzler, not being able to .-. stand the fever any longer, . gave "Bill" Franklin, the Overland man, an order for an Overland. Mr. Wetzler needed a car, and he bought it which is, characteristic of him.