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i. .tí ttp g JLL Xatí' Jaaa Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field mi SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS DEPOSITORS HOLBROOK STATE BANK ON RAMPAGE A committee of the de- Eositors of the defunct Hol rook State Bank consisting of Chas. Cooley, Wm. Cham berlin, F. O'Connell and Sid ney Sapp appeared before the Board of SuDervisors Tuesday with a request that the Board empower tne County Attorney to call a Grc$nd Jury to investigate the affairs of the bank. The Board, not having power to do this, -wired Gov. Sloan, Phoenix, asking that he carefully check all papers now on file in the State Au ditors office relating to that institution and wire his find ing as to whether or not any criminal act that would war rant the calling of a Grand Jury has- been committed. Should Gov. Sloan find that summary action is wárrant 'ed, the jury will be immedi ately empanelled. SCHOOL NOTES By Arnold Lee The trip to Prescott was enjoyed by all the team,' al though they were defeated, the team had a nice trip. They were met at the depot by the students and were taken to several of the boys' houses. The game was bet ter than the one the Satur day before, and the team is getting in good form. Af ter the game the Prescott High School Glee Club gave a dance in honor of the Hol brook team, after the dance was out the Prescott boys took the team down to the train and the team was en " route for the home grounds; Tho lnr1 Hicrh Srhnnl will XUV " do battle with the Flagstaff Normal boys Friday after noon Nov. 11. Come out and boost for us. (The Captain of Plymouth) operette is coming along in nice shaDeand it is expected that it will be given some tiras during uecemoer, me cast of people in it is about 60. Monday, Nov. 14, the 2nd grade will have an all day session at the High School nd the beginners will come to School at 9 o'clock instead of the afternoon. The at tendance has now gone past the 300 mark. The St. Johns girls Basket Ball team will be the guests of the local High School and will remain over to play Sat urday night. . ' Begining the week of Nov. 21. There will not be school thát week on account of the Teachers convention at Phoe nix which it is expected that about 3000 teachers from all over the State will attend. ' The Gym is now complet ed, the girls are practicing every night. The first dance in the Gym will be Friday night Nov. 11th. everybody is invited. The football team plays in Gallup Thanksgiving day, which is the squad's last game. School will be dismissed after the first two periods Friday morning, so the stud ent body can meet the Flag staff team. ' A GOOD TIME The Ladies Aid Society will serve pumpkin pies and coffee at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon, Nov. 17th. at 2:30 p. m. Price 25 cents. Everybody is cordially in vited to attend. Bring your work and spend a social af--ternoon. o - A football game has been r arranged with the Winsjow city team for next Sunday: BURIAL OF L I. JONES LAST SUNDAY AFTERNOON Edward Irving Jones, whose death occurred last Saturday, was buried on Sundav the 13th inst. Resi dent in Holbrook about three years, Ed was known by all respected because of his un swerving loyalty to mi friends, and loved by many Rev. Frank R. Soeck de s livered the funeral address over the crave, and on the arrival of the body t h solemn "Earth to earth, ash es to ashes" toned with the falling of the clods that cov ered the mortal remains. . TRUTH ABOUT SAN JUAN The News was fortunate in having an opportunity to talk witn J. r. ana nenry Crawford, just recently come from Towada, Colo. These men were in business at the above named place, and sold ont last week with the in tention of remaining in Cal ifornia this winter. bpeaK infr of the Mid West well, which press dispatches last week stated was a Dig pro ducer, they said that the wpII was 2700 feet deep, still in the Red bed lime stone: but the showings gave the drillers reason to Deiieve that the sand would be pun ctured any time from now on, in any case, in tne very near future. The well that was being drilled by the Mid West Refining Co., was a hiV o-asser. but from some unknown cause, caught fire and the rig burned to tne A. Drilling will be started on this well as soon as the rig can bo rebuiltS The Aztec well got so mucn gas that it could not be con trolled. The rig was moved half mile, and drilling has hppn resumed, using ffas f mm the old well as fuel. Several other wells are being drilled in the district, but these three had reached the greatest depth. There is no turn over on leases, most of the land being Government owned and leased. m l ne pat ted lands are being: close- lv held, and Company leases are not for sale at any price. J. H. Vaughn of Nebraska has been touring through Northern Arizona during ths past few days. As to thie county in general, Mr. Vaughn is enthusiastic, but thi3 family journal refuses to give publicity to his opin ion of the roads. In Neb raska, he says, the stockmen are very badly off for fin ances, in fact 90 per cent of them are "broke." The farmer is not in a very flush condition, either. Corn has been offered at 15 cents with no takers. The old-timer in this district can hardly re member a time when cheap corn did mean a lively de mand for feeders, but lack of money has killed that nor mal method of the middle west farmer for turning a cheap crop into money. One of the real old-time traveling men, Mr. Saul Harris, has been calling on the trade in this territory this week. Mr. Harris" is both financially and senti mentally interested in Hol brook, and he is particularly ínteres tea mis trip lu nuie the optimistic spirit with which he is met. Neustad ter Bros, of San Francisco, whom he is representing is one of the oldest firms on the Coast. Founded in 1854, the firms principles have car ried them triumphantly thro ugh the years, and their business continues to grow. HOLBROOK, First Down and Six Months to Go N PARTY AT MORMON CHURCH Under the ausüices of the social committee of the L. D. S. Church, a most succes sful party was held in their edifice last Wednesday even ing. Fortunate indeed for those attending, the method of payment was two cents per inch around the waist on entering the hall. One can hardly condone this lack of money instinct on the part of the ladies in this mater ialistic age, for had they ask ed payment after the lunch was served,- the- grasping mpney-lender would never have been able to foreclose on the old homestead. Old fashioned dances only, walt zes, schottishe, quadrille and others used by the Indians in the early days were twirl ed by the enthusiasts. Songs, impersonations and recita tions enlidened the evening and the grand finale was the feed. inspector, has been in Phoe nix on business most of this week. W4 W. Franklin and fam ily went overland to Phoe nix in an Overland. The Shrine convention will re ceive most of Bill's attention while away. K. H. Myers of Winslow was in town Tuesday. C. B. Wilson. Flap-staff attorney, made a hurried business trip to our fair city this week. Johns was here Tuesday. PEOPLE OF OUR TOWN Behold the Classy Loafer with a Fu migating Fog pasted to bis Lower Up, waiting for n Good Job to Turn Up, when he Is going to Blow this Hick Town. A he Nonchalantly Posea against the Cigar Case, trying to Look like Clarence X. Marshmallow but re sembling Chárlle Chaplla mor he' tae reason for toe H. C - 7-5l 'X 5r WSniyHjW . ., f . 1 NAVAJO COUNTY. ARIZONA LIVE STOCK LOAN COM PANY KOW ACTIVE D. J. Thomas, secretary treasurer of the Navajo County Live Stock Loan company has received . word from the War Finance corporation that the first loon for which the company had applied had been granted. This means a large influx of money for stock loans, bringing immediate relief to the banks and the stockmen. ' The unremitting work put into the Iqan company by Judge Thomas is in no small measure resposible for the success which has .attended the application for. the loan from the War Finance corporation. , , Persos there are who believe that work cononly be.&iclnlifihed with the hands. Others assert that the brain worker is the one that gets things done. The laborer who coni bines a knowledge of how to work with, his hands, together with a un canny faculty for shrewd use of his mentality is, in nature, bound to car ry to a finish the particular essen tial action of the moment. . Can you think of a more essential thing at this time than financial relief for the stockman? Judge Thomas, we look toward you and bow. ENCORE-WINSLOW-KEAMS CANYON ROAD A large crowd of interest ed listeners attended the meeting; of the Board of Su pervisors on Tuesday, the much disputed Winslow Keams Canyon road matter being under discussion. A mong those in attendance were Fred Dunham, F. T. LaPrade, City engineer Jones, G. C. Bazell, W- H. Burbage, T. Quebedeaux, M. Kenney, Bailey, Wallace Bailey, John Bush, Burr Williams, County 'engineer West. W. W. Cad well. R. D. Greer, John Bushman, Coun ty attorney T. K. Greer, and the Board of Supervisors. The Board, after grivine due consideration to the var ious points brought out, granted the Winslow repre sentatives a new set of view ers; making the proviso, however, that no one of the new viewers snouid come from or have any interest in Winslow. Scene: local garage. Dramatis personae: busy mechanic, various parts of a dissembled motor strewed a round him; several loafers. Enter one peripetatetic Fordite. "Say, ain't you got free air here?" ' 'Yep, help your self at the door there." 4 'I dunno how, you do it" "Hell man, I'm busy." "Well how soon ain't you goin' to be busy?" "Oh, about four hours.". Why, I ain't goin to wait four hours for no man, I thought you had free air here." NOV. 11, 1921 0 i THEH. H. SCORSE BUILDING The contract has been let on the H. H. Scorse building. To the Hall Lumber Co. must be given great credit for se curing this work, as it is one of the largest building con tracts that has been award ed in llolbrook in many years. The Porter Ave. frontage will be 114 feet, practically all of which- will be plate glass, as the Scorse Store is to have four large plate glass windows with prism tran soms, and the Bees "Cafe is to be an all plate glass front. The south frontage is to have two large plate glass windows. From the floor line, the walls are to have a height of 21 feet, and are being con structed with a view to add ing another story in the near future. The two businesses are to each have a commodious basement. Work on the ex cavation has been under way for some days at this writ ing. The sub-contractor, Jake Bernal, has been working all week on the exterior mater ial, and has made excellent progress. Supervision of construction of the entire building' will be in the cap able hands of N. Hymer. Accompanying George Wil bur in his car- last Sunday, were Fred Purcell and John Nelson, all of whom are go ing to spend the winter in the Salt River Valley. - Wanted to Rent Cabinet phonograph. Inquire át News Office. Getting out a newspaper is no picnic. If we print jokes, folks say we are silly; if we don't they say we are too serious. If we publish original matter, they say we lack variety: if we publish things from others "papers they say we are too lazy to write. If we don't go to church, we are heathens; if we do go, we are hypocrites. If we stay in the office, we ought to be hustling for news; if we hustle for news, we are not attending to busi ness in tne omce. 11 we wear old clothes, we are slovenly; if we weár new clothes, they say they are not paid for. What in thun deration is a poor editor to do anyhow Like as not someone will say we swiped this from an exchange. So we did. (STATE BANK DEPOSITORS REPRE - SeiTEDBYEX.GOV. SLOAN Some questions have been asked as to whether or not Gov. Sloan would act for the depositors of the Holbrook State Bank. Judge Sapp talked with the Governor and placed the position of of the real losers before him in such light that the Hon. Mr. Sloan consented to act. The DaDers in connection with, this case will be tabled on Monday before Fairfield. Supt. of Banks; Moritz, State Bank Examiner . and Mr. Sloan. The findings of this committee will be incorpor ated in the report which will be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors immediate ly a conclusion is reached. ADAMANA NO. 1. Highly significant is the announcement of the man agement that they have re ceived word that the special casing ordered from Pitts burg is new rolling. This casing is built to stand a strain of 1800 lbs, to the square inch. As soon as it arrives, which should not be later than Thanksgiving at the outside, it will be put in to the well, each' joint will be leaded, and the new tools will immediately be put to use. Should . the leaded joints not withstand the wa ter pressure, ,the company have on hand' 5000 lbs. of hydraulic cement. Five gal lons of the salt water from the well were used by the cement company to test their, product before shipping. ; , : j From the foregoing, we feel that the Adamana .Co, 1 have provided for every con tingency: Christmas should be the latest date to set for the drilling of the now - in tervening twenty feet which the Company geologist states is now between them and oil. The well now actually con tains oil and rto prevent the salt water from entering the sand, a plug has been placed in the bottom of the , hole. This, of course will be re moved before drilling or cementing commence, and from ' the day the drill starts look out! SHOCKING CRIME AT FT. APACHE One of the most revolting: cases of it s kind occurred last week at Ft. Apache. Private Jackson, who was a prisoner in the guard-house. was ordered to the garbage dump on tatigue duty. Pri vate Washington, his guard, on seeing an Indian woman approach, handed Jackson his revolver, ordering him to hold the gun at the womans head while he ravished her. Washington then took the gun and intimidated the help less woman while Jackson committed a Tape. The charge is denied by the prisoners, but the govern ment lnvestigytor who was called intb the case says that unimpeachable evidence pointing to their guilt is now in his hands. The case will be taken before the grand jury at Globe early in De cember. . Harry Umback, Babbitt Bros, cattle man has beer spendjng part of the weeV here. Mr. . Umback state? that cáttle prices are appre ciably stiffening, and wiP undoubtedly continue to do ao. C. W. Harp, now located at Flagstaff, was a local vis itor last Monday. G. C. Bazell, Winslow booster, gave us the double o this week. Vol. 13. No. 29 1 A Lt&ott i Ok 1 1.. ARMAMENT DELEGATES In the late news disDatch- es. we read that Mrs. Me- Cudden, of Liverpool, Eng., has been aDDointed bv the British Government to place the Victoria Cross on the grave of the unknown Amer ican soldier during the bur ial ceremonies on November 11th. . If everv delegate tn t he Conference reads from' this simple ceremony the same lesson as we do. the work of those in favor of. .reduction of armements will be absurd ly simple. On August, 1914, Mrs. McCudden gracefully occupi éd the highest position to which womanhood can be called. HaDDv in her hus band; and glorified beyond words m tnree stalwart sons. In November, 1921, we find her a poor. lonesome woman: the family to which she had given ner an taken from her by the greedy god of War. -Does a triü to the United States as the accredited re presentative of one of v the world's great Dowers recom pense her? Does the all too small monthly pension pay ment restore heriamily? : Nó monev. . no erlórv can repair that broken heart . " If the world governments are sincere in their intent to limit, reduce,' -or put. way their wartoys, let such women as Mrs. McCudden be appointed as delegates to the conference. TO-DAY IS'. ARMISTICE'; DAY'-'--' Today is Armistice 'Dav. The third ánniversáry of the cessation of hostilites in the Great War. The anniver- sary oi me uoj ox, .... RIGHT triumphed over MIGHT. Will we ever forget, that feeling of reckless joy that came over us on that day three years ago when the wonderful news was brought; to our ears: The war. was over; our boys would return; our wonderful Army and Navy had been the instru ment of defeat of the enemy. Then, after that first feel ing wore off, and we came, to a realization of the price ' we had paid; of the thou sands upon thousands of our r j. i t brave, men who had paid the supreme sacrifice in bring- , ing that end about; and the' " still countless thousands who had been maimed in that great effort. Then it dawcH ed upon us that while jt was a day of joy and celebration, it was also a day if sorrow. Sorrow, not only for our own boys, but for the bo) s of the othtr nations who had been engaged, in the great struggle. ' . ' ' . Today the cemetaries of France and our own country', are crowded with all that: remains, of our boys vio went beyond, and it is ir duty to remember them. Let us then offer upa pray er for them that théy iray enjoy the heavenly reward they have earned so . well; also, that in the future we may be freed from the dread ful scrouge that was the cause of their death. HOLBROOK OIL CO. - -Work at this well is beir g prosecuted with all vigor: Footage is being made daily,; several xcelltnt shoYyir.- have been produced and the company intends to steadily ándsilently continue thfir ; exploration work . . . - Mrs. Edith Myers was granted a divorce from Ken neth H. Myers in the Super- iut uuui k luís weeK.