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ü i j J 1 I Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field i SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS RANGE AND GENERAL HONS IN NORTHERN ZONA TODAY CONDI - ARI- An Interview With Albert Potter Mr. "Bert" Potter, than whom few are more kindly remem bered by the old-timer, when asked to give his opinion on his old stamping ground, was glad to do so, and was more than glad to be able to fav orably express himself. As nearly as possible, we shall endeavor to quote Mr, Pot ter verbatim. "Range conditions today more strongly resemble those obtaining in the U s than at any time since the first big . drought in '91. Three fact ors rule in governing this desirable condition; namely, sufficients rain, better con trol of the range by the rancher due to ability to pur chase and lease the land, and the fact that the range is not overstocked. "Staples, such as hides, beef, wool, sheep, flour, cot ton, sugar are, I believe, at their lowest prices. The price increase will probably take time, but it must occur. Industrial conditions thro ughout the country are part ly at fault for the low values obtaining today. Small thought need be given to establish a connection. The factory worker is either un employed or is working short hours consequently he has not the means to purchase food and clothing in the quantities to which he be came accustomed while draw ing war time wages. "Country wide monetary conditions show a tendency to improve. This ever pre sent burden of taxation is gradually being lifted from the shoulders of the invest or and money is beginning to flow through established channels. When asked about oil, Mr. Potter seemed, saddened. Knowing as he does that the march , o f swift progress seems to be an immediate prospect for Holbrook, he foresaw the wiping out, of old landmarks, the replace ment of old structures al most hallowed by. . memory. Then cheer replaced the gloom as ha saw old friends enriched by the magic wave of the oil king's wand. Both progress and decay must bring pangs of sadness to the" old time resident; but progress is a cloud that is gold lined. o Methodist Episcopal Church Sundav School at 10:00 o'clock; Public Worship at 11:00 o'clock; Epworth Lea gue at 7:30. P. M. There n a place in the Sun day School for you and for all your children. The new special lessens in all depart ments are making this branch of our church work most in teresting and most helpful. The Adult Class has been divided into two sections, one for menand one for the ladies. You will hear more about thsse growing organi zations later. The Pastor's subject at the morning eleven o'clock service will be ''Growing in Grace" Special Music: Duet, "Come Unto Me" by Messrs. Carter and Speck. You will find a welcome at this ser vice. The evening meeting at seven-thirty will be led by the pastor. Immediate steps J. , ki"-" o . ally in the interest of thesef but a30 0f contributing young people, but you are materially to his country's not too old to find this a ' commercial supremacy, helpful and inspiring service. J . : ADOLPH SCHUSTER CONDUCTS Í mmTfw: PARTY OF I A FRIFN1ÍS Accepting the invitation extended by Mr. Ado'f Schuster, Mr. Stuart, vice- pres. Farmers and Merchants National Bank of L.os Ange !ps. nrrived Mondav morn inornn No. 2 with a few friends and went south for the shooting. Accompany ing Mr. Stuart were Mr Montgomery, Mr. Schwartz and Mr. Wallace. Realisa tion of the fact that before one can interest a big man in a country cne must show it to him is beginning to have it's effect. . Money properly ;nent will make this one of the best spots on top. Let's all get together and boost, We'll get our share. . BOYS, HIRE'S A FUTURE! 1 Anouncement has been made by the Shipping Board that Americans capable of taking the places of foreig ners now serving on its ves sels will be given employ ment. This applies not only to shins oDerated directly by the Board, but also to those belonging to the Board but operated by private . individ uals. Already such fine steamers as the American Legion, and her sister ship, the Southern Cross, have crews 100 per cent Ameri can, and other vessels are being rapidly Americanized. Two hundred foreign mem bers of the crew of the Geo rge Washington were recent ly discharged, and her per- Isonnel is now almost entire ly American. Here is a field of employ ment that ought to appeal to vigorous young men from whatever part of the country they may come. From time immemorial the sea has held a romantic appeal. Love of adventure in foreign lands, as well as life on shipboard, has attracted the best man hood of the country. It is true, of course, that inex perienced men making their first voyage will not be giv en high salaried positions of responsibility. As in every other business, the newcom ers must learn the trade in some subordinate capacity before they can become of ficers in the merchant mar ine, but the future of the merchant 'marine, but the future of the ocean carrying trade is bright, and the de gree of success and profit that may be acquired in the service is measured only by the individual's own energy and ability. The American spirit, as much as any other factor, will win the international fight for supremacy on the seas, but that spirit cannot be displayed at its best while a iarge portion of our crews are citizens of foreign coun tries. Mercenary soldiers make poor fighters, and for eign employees on our boats are not going to exert them sélves any more than i& ne cassary to hold their jobs. Th'e'.esprit.de corps of troops in the field has enabled many an inferior nunierical streng th to put the enemy to rout. In the same way American ships will make far greater captures of ocean trade if every member of their crews is inspired by a spirit of na tional rivalry. The n e w policy of the Shipping Board should be made known in every town and village in the country, that every ambit ious young man may he giv- I Jl U J v w , .til tats uyyjL lulu 1. y jíui umj only HOLBROOK, 0 -A ft DORSEY HAGER'S REPORT RECEIVED Two weeks of intensive work has enabled Mr. Hager to place his complete labors; in the hands of those who authorized the report, i. e. the Taylor interests. The attempt of a tyro at making a resume of a work of this character and importance would be laughable, hence we refrain; but that th e characterisation given this field by Mr. Hager is favor ablejs a remark we cannot help out make. CÓUN1Y ASSESSORS ON THE JOB The pleasing co-operation of the County Assessors of Apache, Navajo and Coco nino Counties resulted in the addition to the tax list of Navajo County of some six thousand head. The Feder al government ordered all sheep in this county to be dipped on, oras near as pos sible, Sept. 23. Mr. Shum way supplied and received from the assessors of the ad joining counties all the sheep growers who were paying taxes in the counties referr ed to. When the sheep were brought in to be dipped, Navajo County was officially represented by our assessor, owners were questioned as to the county in which they paid taxes, those few who were persistent evaders were checked up, with the ' result that is above mentioned Let's have the Federal gov ernment order some other kinds of property "dipped." STATE LEASES NOW FIVE YEARS A local oil believer today received his renewal of lease on some State lands which he has been holding and was delighted to find, that the lease is for a five year term, with royalty raised to l-8th. This will tend to make State leases even more desirable than ever. EPISCOPALIAN CHURCH Last Wednesday the Rev. Mr. Gillis of Flagstaff re ceived four associate mem bers into the Girls Friendly Society. This ceremony was beautifully conducted and the participants were very much pleased with the new vicar. After the service, the little girls were delighted be yond measure on being in vited to consume as much watermelon as possible. Next Sunday afternoon at four o'clock Mr. Gillis will hold service here. A good attendance is expected. NAVAJO COUNTY. ARIZONA To and Fro WILL ANNOUNCE SITE LATER Dr. S. Eayl Taylor states that he is not yet prepared to announce the site of well No. 1. Timbers for the eighty foot derrick have been shipped and will reach Holbrook within a few days, and Dorsey Hager will re turn to Holbrook in the near future to spot the exact loc ation of the first well, an? nouncement of which will be made as soon as location is determined upon. TO ALL NURSES OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA , -.- - The Third Annual Convention of the Arizona State Nurses As sociation will be held in Tucson, October 20th and 21st, 1921. Da you realize that within eighteen months our association was completely organized? The State organized in December, 1919; then four District Associa tion organized and came in, fol lowed by the two Aluraanac As sociations of St. Mary's Hospi tal, Tucson, and St. Joseph's Hospital. Phoenix. Last but not least we drew up and put through the Nurse3 State Registration Bill. If we can do this kind of work, scattered as we are over this big State of Arizona, what couldn't we do at one big joint meeting? COME and lets get acquainted. Make reservations through Mrs, James Clover. 548 E, 8th St., Tucson. Respectfully, Katheryn MacKay, Secretary A. S. N. A. 804 N. Chureh St, Tucson, Ariz PEOPLE OF OUR TOWN This man has Found Something la his paper that he Doesn't Like and He's going around and Bawl Out the Editor. Will the Editor Feel Terrible? Gosh, no, he'll probably Get Mad him self and tell the Peeved Party where to Get Off at ! Editors ain't So Meek as they Used to Be. ft ' ' lC OCT. 14. 1921 D REV. SPECK RETURNED TO HOLBROOK Rev. Frank R. Speck, who came to Holbrook a year ago as a pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church has just returned from Los Angeles where he has been attending the meetings of the South ern California Annual Con ference held in University Church. Rev. Speck brings us the good word that he has been assigned by the Bishop to the Holbrook church for another year. He reports a .most inter ests and enthusiastic session of the Conference. Up un til a year ago Arizona was a missionary district with no voice in the Conference, but in 1920 the Arizona Mission District was received into the Conference and is now known as the Arizona Dis trict of the Southern Califor nia Conference. ' This Con ference is one of the largest in Methodism embracing Southern California, Arizona a part of New Mexico and a part of Nevada. It was separated from, the Califor nia Conference -t forty-six years ago and then had a total membership of twelve hundred and fifty. Today this territory has in it about 75,000 Methodists who are served by some four hund red pastors. The Conference reports for the past year were most gratifying, showing á great gain in all departments of the church's activities. While the statistics have not , yet been fully tabulated reports indicate a large gain in the membership in both the church and the Sunday School enrollment. In' the collection of the Centenary Missionary Fund of over a hundred million dollars sub cribed by American Metho dist, the Southern California Conference found that she had exceeded her quota for the year. This means that the Gospel will be carried to thousands of peo ple who never heard of the Man of Galilee. . The Conference reaffirmed its stand for whole-hearted, pure Americanism and in structed the secrecary to con vey to President Harding the greetings of the Confer ence and its pledge to sup port him in his efforts to bring about a lasting peace among the nations oi tne world. Mr. Frank Wallace, spent part of the week in Holbrook, ONE BY ONE THE LEAVES THEY FALL THE HUNTERS RE TURN, NO LUCK AT ALL "Doo" Switzer, Art Schus ter and P. A. Lerch gather ed up their guns, shells, car tridges, high boots and old clothes and fared them forth to the semi-happy hunting ground. Semi is used ad visedly, as when one of the party saw a large flock of turkey, another member claimed the moving objects were pigs. Une buck was brought back, shot by Art. They are not telling what part of the country they traveled over in case the sheriff reads this. SCHOOL NOTES The Girls Basket Ball team is getting in shape fast and look forward to a successful season. There are about 10 to 15 out every night for practice and it looks as if there might be a scrap for those who make the first team. The Manual Training class has been making good pro gress in the last week and it will not be very long before the gymnasium will be com pleted. The P. T. A. meeting last Friday was a success and a large crowd attended. Prof. Walker of the Northern Ari zona Normal School gave a very interesting talk on leg islation pertaining to school betterment. Everybody en joyed the program.X After the program everybody stay ed for refreshments. The High School football squad is rounding into shape and will Jbe.. ready . for their first game in about two weeks. The team has a hard schedule ahead of them and are trying hard to be in a place to trim the opposing teams or at least give them a good game. The team is practicing every night un der R. C. Craig who has been coaching the team for the past two weeks. . . Mr. Skaggs is in charge of the High School during Mr. Brannigan's absence. . INTEREST IN CALIFORNIA INTENSE Dorsey Hager, who is now in California, reports a great increase in interest in the Holbrook territory in Los Angeles and vicinity. He is receiving freauent inauirv from geologists as well as from prospective investors. ACE AND THIMBLE CLUB Ten members of this social organisation gathered at the home of Mrs. , L. Cadwell lást Friday aiternoon. Mrs. W. E. Ferguson was a visit- . -i t or. As usual, caras ana sew ing were the motif of the o-athering. and after a verv pleasant hour of each, a two course luncneon was servea. Mrs. Cadwell is a charming hostess, and the guests thoroughly appreciated ner hospitality. " o Mr. J. L. Cooper , and wife of Phoenix arrived in Holbrook Wednesday morning. Mr. Cooper is post office inspector for the Northern Arizona district and plans to audit all the outlying pffices, with Holbrook as the base of operations. It is quite to be expected that Chas. Os borne will accompany the inspec tor. Geo. Wilbur of Heber was eaten out of house and home hv friends that casually dropped into his place after failing to get any game, ne spent the early part of this week in ' town replenishing his larder. Mrs. Wilbur and family are at the Mesa ranch, fortunately. Vol. 13. No. 26 I EXTENSIVE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ON BEHALF OF IOYA BANK- ERS BEING HADE Mr. Charles Wilson Brown, Professor of Geology at Brown Universitv. Provi dence, R. I., accompanied by nis graduating class of 1921 which consisted of nine men: arrived in Holbrook on Tues day evening. The intention of the party is to make a complete geological survey of the potential oil-lands in Northern Arizona.. The survev was commis sioned by an Iowa syndicate. headed by Des Momes bank ers. We who believe that the Holbrook area is an oil field can take no little con solation from the fact that a party of this nature was sent nere by outside inter ests. Mr. Brown's verv cursory preliminary examination warranted no further state ment than "The field is idea lly geologically situated for recognisance work." The NEWS hopes to be able to print, at least part ially, the findings, of Mr. Brown on the completion of the work. - SOME ARE PLEASED Tourists express various opinions on Arizona, roads, Holbrook, the camp grounds etc, some commendatory arid some far from printable. A couple from New York State, Mr. and Mrs. Hol brook, passed a happy hour in the drug store writing on local picture post-cards . to the folks back home. .Mis ter would remark as he ad dressed a card picturing our mahrstreet, "Guess that'll make a hit witn the boys. Mistress, with sundry and divers chuckles, "What do you suppose Annie will say to this one?" as a card label ed "Hotel Holbrook" was stamped. Many's the per son in New York State that knows we are on the map after the visit of Mr. and Mrs. WORLD'S SERIES NOW HISTORY Today if . you chance to meet one of our citizens with a hectic flush on his cheeks, assign some cause other than baseball. The series, has been here and done gone. The few original Giant sup porters are feeling somewhat richer, and no end pleased to have their team bring home the bacon. The NEWS is pleased to have been able to give the fans the dope, but that's our policy; if it's news we supply it. Saturuay evening Oct. 15th at the Pastime Theatre a dance will be Riven which should bave the support of all lovers of dance A newly formed orcheatra will play, and it will be the first ap pearance for the piano player. The many friends of Mrs. Margaret Drumm Schuster will be very sorry to learn of her re cent somewhat serio ja illness. We are glad to be able to inform our readers that she is making a satisfactory recovery. , Mr. Taylor, acting in his usual generous manner, stated that the NEWS could print the report. adding the further statement that anyone interested would te given the priviledge of readisx same in his office. Mr. F. M. Blackwell of Have ner.. Okla., who has a larya ia- terest in tLe field, stopped over on Thursday. Mr. BlackwiH is en route to California. Hx. Miller of Phoenix, whose business is buying cows, was in town last Sat urday The good speculator 1 M.I is always aneaa ox tne market