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Ii(Q)jISK.CO)IS. L in Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS HOLBROOK. NAVAJO COUNTY. ARIZONA NOV. 18, 1921 Vol. 13. No. SO WORK STARTED ON TAYLOR WELL Last Saturday Mr. Dorsey Hager spotted the site for the well that is. to be drilled bv the Taylor interests. This location is the north east corner of the north west quarter of Sec. 21, Tp. 17, Rge 20, same being part of thr Hip-erins dome. The rig builder is here and anxious to begin his wortc, but is temporarily delayed by the foundation work which is being hurried to comDletion. The rig tim bers" are being moved to the site and Mr. Mills will leave at once to expedite the de livery of . the engine and boiler. OLD- STUFF! - A book of ancient vinUKe. binding tattered, thumb mark ed, stained, the legend hardly decipherable. "What to hell is this old relick?" someone rude ly remarked. The office boy bore it tenderly before him and laid it before the statistician. "What ho!" "What ho!!'.' "You writing hounds, gather 'round me. I have a copy of the Ari zona Business Directory for 19 071908. Who wants it?" A chorus of gimme's, a sharp tús ele, and our Hercules bore it to hit lair. And this is what he found! .-. -" Heading fane of the pages was the ad. "JNCORPORATE IN ARIZONA .TO DO BUSINESS AINI W XHLKEj- - tnuav luicim laws, least expense." How have tha raitfhtv fallen, who'd a thunk it, bow look at the damn thing.' Io the informative Schedule a bout Holbrook. Hercules found that the altitude was505? feet. Probably raised in the air with j the rest of things on account of j the war.. Evidently John Conner found advertising remunerative. At that time he was owner of the Brunswick Hotel and hesitated not to tell the world about it. Uncle John is now reaping the fruits of his foresight. The A. C. M. I., headed by J. R, Hulet was very much in business. They, in fact, were the only merchandise advertisers of the fair village of 500 inhabi tant. Thoroughly up-to-date, the telephone was listed as The Ari zona Electric Telephone Co.. W. B. Woods exchange .manager. Telephones in other parts in those days were run by sulphuric acid. "Billy" Woods was also the local representive of the HOLBROOK ARGUS, J father of this family journal) and L..G Henning was the editorYand prop. The lines of care seen in the facas of these citizens is thus explained. A. M. Boyer was a carpenter and builder. Did welt at it, too. W. B. Cross was a tonsorialist, Saved his money and is still with us. , Loui Ghuey, rest his soul ir peace, ran a general merchan dise store - - and a saloon. Shades of Volstead, how could he do it? Thorwald Larson, at torney at law, notary public, agent quartermasters dept. U. S. Army, evidently found the legal business attractive, 'causo he's still at it. Heading the next two pages, the strong man found the ads of the livery stable rivals. Shum way Bros.. Props, and Jud C, Lathrop, Prop. Either the cute showing the superior attractions of their horse-flesh and rigs got mixed, or there were only two horses and one buggy among them. But can any man believe that the same man, in the same high silk hat would be unreason able enough to hire from the brothers on "Tuesday and . then from Jud on Wednesday? Per .ish the thought. Blame the orinter. Jud was a busy bird- He also ran a saloon, the Palace, 'Here's hoping it was a good one. ANNE WALLACE MARRIED Aagain hns a Lochinvar ridden into oar 'midst, seized the maiden of his choice and made a successful get-away. Ed Cole of Cooley is the lucky man this time. Miss Wallace and Mr. Cole appeared before the clerk of court, got their license and repaired to the Wallace home. Rev Tank R. Speck was called upon to join the happy, couple in the holy bonds of matrimony. Other than the immediate family, it was intended to keep the wedding a quiet one, but some of the boys who were loading at the stock yards found a little bird that told the secret. The only person of whom we can think that would call it quiet after that might be Helen Keller After the wedding ceremony, a de licious supper was served, the wed ding cake was cut and distributed. Mr. and Mrs. Cole left the same evening, Tuesday, and after a short honeymoon in and near -Flagstaff, after which they will reside at the groom's home. To them we extend our sincere good wishes for a lonjj and happy married life. OKL.4HO.UA fields active on" "RISE IX PRICE OF CBl'BK Frank Paddock, one of the early believers in this field, has been constantly on tuch through friends here. In his last letter of inquiry he mentions the resumption of oil activity around Granite, and adds that the whole situation in Oklahoma is' infinitely brighter than two months ago Another ten million foot gasser has been brought in at Granite, a contract has been let for another test well. Bill Hennessey is engaged in drilling another well, which as far as can be . forecasted now, is fai on the producing strur ture. CITY WATER WELL TO BE TESTED Mr. H. O. Duerr of Albuquerque here Monday. Arangements for making a' test of the well before abandoning it were completed. A well testing outfit is being shipped from EI Paso, and should this, show that the salt water is coming from ill be placed in the well and the fresh waer which was fund at loo feet will be used. That there is sufficient volume is unquestoioned, as the contractor atates that there is a flow of about 400 gallons per minue. RELIEF FOB FINANCES OF WOODRUFF IN SIGHT The Wcoduff Irrigation district is trying to raise a loan on the irri gated and irrigible lands in that pection. It is more than probale that the, loan will be granted, which piece of news will be pleasing to all. o NEW OFFICERS ELECTED At a meeting f the Holbrook Al tar society Monday, Nov. 14, at the home of Mrs. Jess Hulet, the . fol- lwjng officers were elected for a period of one year: Ms. Jess Hou let, president; Mrs. H. H. DeGrasse, vice-pesident; Mrs. Sims Ely, Secretary-treasurer. Regula meeting will be. held on the 14 of each month. The State Teachers Associa tion Convention at Flagstaff is causing much grief among the school children. There will be ao school during the week of Nov. 21st io 26tb. Jose Nuanez peddled a right mart of licker according to the book. Right smart because the book says he ran a saloon, and chere were some dandy two usted drinking men in them days. J. E. Richards was then, is now. a county commissioner. J. W. Richards was the'county treasurer and Joe Woods was iheriff and county assessor. For amusement in his off moments Joe ran a saloon. Wayne B. Wheeler is responsible for a lot of the same kind of thing, but Wheeler's appointee's are far from within the law. Frank Zuck was prop of the Hotel Hol brook, U. S. Commissioner, J. P. real estate and insurance. Frank must have had some fairly busy mornings. , The general merchants were as today. Schuster's A. C. M, I. and H. H. Scorse. R. D. Greer did not have the present day op position in the vending of meat to the inhabitants. In fact we find that he was alone. Well, well, such is life. NICE JUICY TURKEY may be a powerful incentive to Thanksgiving, yet is not necessary when there is gen uine appreciation of tha real i blessings of the year. What would the day Thanksgiving Should Meanx More Than Mere Feeling of Gratitude for Favor It Is to be regretted that the beauti ful and appropriate custom of observ ing a day of Thanksgiving has become associated with an abundance of mate rial things. If crops have been bounti ful, If. the harvest has been great. If .there has been an overflow of the "good" things of earth, and If the times have been peaceful, reasons for thanksgiving are supposed to increase correspondingly. ' " There Is something In the outward tradition of Thanksgiving that would appear to justify this stressing of the Importance of material things; but there Is also something In the real Thanksgiving that would demand the stressing of other things, demand the placing of emphasis upon spiritual matters rather than upon conditions which pertalu solely to the physical well being of man. The rea'l Thanksgiving demands a feeling of deep appreciation for what ever lias come, the acceptance "with equal thanks" of the good fortune or roe bud fortune of previous months. This Thanksgiving Is essentially an In ternal thing It ' can be observed re gardless of what one had for dinner that day, and its observance is aH affair thBt should be open to the rich and the poor of the earth. It may well be that some, on this dey oi taking Btock and expressing gratitude for blessings, can find little of good that has come to them as the world counts good. But these are the ones for whom Thanksgiving may hold the deepest reality. These may say: "Lord, for life, its love, its hope, its Interest, Irs opportunity for service; for the great and durable satisfactions of living that center about home and work ; for deep and abiding memories of -Joy that bereavement has brought into sharp relief ; for ail these bless ings may I be truly thankful," To this prayer may be added by those In prosperity : "And may I be mindful lest in the excess of good things I become self centered and forget my obligations to my fellow men." in Á&ys of old' cur PiJtíf sua sires. V&TTiese modern f Savcd from psülence,fa!rnuK.woeATftewcrldat Hedcfed.iailihi ansew round hoirtejisad urot 'JfidSt we not And sel a day their .f f His Highness be without a bird like this Pessimism Has No Place in the Real Spirit of Time of Thanksgiving After having devoted so much of our time to bemoaning tW misfortunes that have come to us as. a people dur ing the past year, it will do us good on this Thanksgiving day to stop and look at the other side of the ledger and cast up the account of the good things that have, come to us. Our situation admittedly has not been as favorable In many respects as we could desire. We have had prob lems and difficulties which naturally aroused dissatisfaction and discontent. We have been feeling mighty sorry for ourselves. Perhaps Thanksgiving occasion could bring no .greater blessing to us as a people than to readjust -our perspec tive and displace pessimism with a new spirit of. optimism. Before we enter into the true spirit of the day It Is necessary to put away our hatreds, our grouches and. discon tents and . center our thoughts upon the blessings thatNhave come. Jf one would give thanks he must realize the fact of having been blessed, and In doing so he minimizes the misfortunes he has experienced. The pessimist .Is in no position to give thanks. The spirit of optimism will possess us to the extent that we are able to give thanks iu" spirit and in truth to the Giver of All Good Gifts today. ' For the fact remains that, in sqjte of our difficulties, we are the most prosperous and the most favorably sit uated nation on the earth and that we have more reasons for contentment and gratitude than any other people. . This Thanksgiving day, if observed In the spirit of those who Inaugurated it, is capable of lifting the spirit and thought of the American people to new heights and of ushering In a new era of contentment and happiness, - Thanksgiving day comes to mean today not only an occasion when we may express our gratitude .to the Most High for His care and kindness In the past, but likewise a time when by. marshaling our blessings before us we are Inspired with new hope and cour age for the future. thansw íosr.owg lo caer manHs. as mine past. (V sHLJ2e.&. l- m GIVING THANKS may be made so formal that tha Almighty doubts the existence of gratitude. It was the poor' Publican's prayer that was commended to us all. to grace the board? Cranberries Always Have Played Prominent Part at Thanksgiving Feast It is a tradition in Plymouth that the eating ' of turkey and cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving day goes back to the first Pilgrim Thanksgiving. ' That little band of self-exiled, de voted ' Christians crossed the stormy sea in the Mayflower and landed at Plymouth Jiock on December 2T, 1C20. Their first winter in, the New World was one of great .sufferlug marked with famine and hardships., Governor Bradford, in his account of the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving, does not give a menu of the dinner, but he often refers to the wild tur keys as one of the luxuries of the colony. However, 5ohn Josslyn, an English traveler and naturalist, who visited New England in 1638 and wrote au account of Its "Rarities," says : "Cranberry or bearberry (because bears used much to feed upon them) is a small trayling plant that grows In salt. marshes Jhat are overgrown with moss. The. Indians and English use them much, boiling them with su gar frff sauce to eat with their meat." That cranberries belong t& the tra dlrional Pilgrim dinner is shown by the menu of the "decent repast" served at the first "Celebration of the" iLand iig of Our Forefathers," which was observed on December 22, 1709. This day was celebrated by the Old Colony club of Plymouth with a procession and a dinner consisting of a large huked Indian whortleberry pudding, a dish of sauquetarh (succotash), a dish it clams, a dish of pysters and a dish of codfish, a haunch of venison, roasted by the firs Jack brought Into the col ony; a dlsii of fowl, cranberry tarts, a dish of fresii fish and eels, an apple pie, a course of cheese made In the old colony. These articles were fli-essert in the plainest manner fall appearance of luxury., whose memory we shall ever respect). ' Turkey, succotash and cranberries still play their part In the Thanks giving dinners In Plymouth, and five grains of parched corn are laid beside each plh'j- iu remembrance of the ear ly years of famine. days wh&bleásistásgreap ' peacctSe harvests vast: pause, a momejit wait-t - -TJÍ3L. ASSIST OUR POSTAL SYSTEM The pestoffice always, needs your assistance, but in one particular especially, just at this time. . During the holiday season large quantities of very small envelopes and cards are put into the mails with the result that all postal work is very much retarded and mai dis figured and mutilatetL. This is not generally known to the public and we want you to help us to d a little education. The mini mum size of cards and envelopes should not be below 2. 3-4 by4 in ches for the fllowing reasons: 1. Addresses will be obliterated by cancellatin mark. - 2. Too small to be run through facing table, necessitating three ex tra handlings with consequent de lay not only to this but other mail. 3. Delay in cancellation because of awkwardness in putting thrugh cancellation machines. ' ' 4. Delay through difficulty in sorting. 5. Liability to loss or damage as small sizes do not fit letter pack ages and cannot be tied securely. ' These odd and diminutive sized pieces of station(r have come into use in the past fw years and only appear now in any quantities at Christmas time when the whole pos tal institution is keyedj up to top speed and trying to keep on top of the load. We will greatly appreciate, there fore, your co-operation in helping us to get the pubic to use stationery of the proper size inforder that the nananng ot all mails may be expe dited. : . , HUBERT WORK, , ' First Assistant Postmnster . General. , BATICK Walter Bruce, one of the fore most batick workers in the United States today, ' was directly respon sible for J. Wj Plant's artistry in this line of work. A word of explanation here may prye timely. Batick work is a process of dyeing silks by hand in numerous colors. Duplication of any of this work is ' impossible, more particularly where the work, asis Plant's, is well executed. The art hm been, for many centuries, prac- tised by the natives of the South I oca isiamus, uieu uytrs uviir ueiivuu from herbs which they gather, and from which tey brew te colors. The Japanese also ave worked in. ' this strange art fob. centuries, in fact some of the finest examples' of the work extant are known in Japanese Latlck. Perusal f the advertisement " in another column will ' undoubtedly make you want to see some examples of Mr. Plant's wrk, a view will probably make . you wish to 'own at least one blouse of this kind. WINSL0W-II0LBR0OK , FOOTBALL GAME ' The Winslow ' team was so thoroughly outclassed ' that our boys did -not have to exert themselves very strenuuosly. It seemed that any time we wanted a score, the boys made it for us. 'The game was rough " in spots, several chances ' for a standup and knock ' down battle developed but fortunately one or the other of the disputants came to his senses before any blows were struck. Quite unjustly, the Indians made several complaints regarding Arthur Schuste' decisions. ' No one could have been moe fair. In fact, Art tried s hard to be straight that he ,someffnes leaned backward to the detriment of the , Hoi brook . team. The umpire, Mr. Brannigan, had few reasons for dealing any pen alties; seveal warning were given but he aUo was eminently fair. Winslow won the toss and elected to receive. From' this moment the game was entirely in Holbrook's hands. Try as they might, the In any gains. Their fourth down was always a punt signal, and the re carry the pigskin in within a short kick was. made. Craig, pngle, T. Hathorne, Lowery and Glenn were the shining lights for the county seat team. ' Craig on interference was especially good. Those of the Hi boy who were frtunate enough to see the game undoubtedly picked up some first hand information as to how a guard should play his po sition. Lowery's habit of shooting around the end, or through the hole made by - Craig, was an eye-opener fo those who t have pot before seen him play. We (earned long ago to look for a sterling game from T. Hathorne, and that's what we got. Engle was especially effective n open field work, and Glenn tackled as though he did not have much use for his opponents necks. , The three unconverted goals were a disappointment, but lack of prac tise accounts for this. Unfortunate-, ly, the season is s nearly at an end that we are not to have many more chances to see the boys in action, but the game put . up by our team was good that no one will- want to miss the next one. Helbrok 32. Winslow ft . SNOWFLAKE BANK MAY R OPENED AT OXCE Mr. C. W. Fairfield, State Auditor and Supt. of State Banks, and Mr. H. M. Mor itz, State Bank Examiner are now busy on the affairs of the Bank of Northern Arizona. Mr. Fairfield was unable to make any definite statement, but said that if certain comparatively unim portant details could be satisfactorily bank would resume business at oree. . TO ERR IS HUMAN -Apologies seeming to be in order this issue, to Mr and Mrs. W. T.Duke we ex tend a whole flock. : Rather than spoil a good story we will reproduce the original article, and publish the re ply of the blameless couple. "The home of Mr. and Mrs, W. T. Duke, of Silver Creek, was brightened on Tuesday morning by the arrival of a little daughter. Mrs. Duke is making a SDlendid rprnv- ery.' Father is expected to be around in a day or so." ' Silver Creek, -Ariz. . m - Nov. 11, 1921. : To the editor of the Hol brook News. ; Dear Sir:- ' . Please publish the fol lowing correction to a news item appearing in your issue oi jnov. 4th. "Mr. and 'Mrs. W. T Duke of Silver. Creek, Ari zona, wish to enter a plea of NOT GUILTY to the charge contained in vour issue of Nov. 4th; The item in ques tion must have been real news to many, but was a de cided shock to the alleged parents. If such an import ant matter has been over looked bv US. will some- nne please come and help us lo- .i very truly, J Mr. and Mrs. W. T Duke WOMAN'S CLUB ORGAKIZED Mrs; McMullen of Flag staff was in Holbrook last week and assisted in the formation of a Womans Club. The meeting , - was called at the home of Mrs. Lloyd C. Henning with fif teen women present. , Dur ing the afternoon the organi zation was perfected and officers for the club were elected: President, Mrs. Jess Hu let; Vice-President, Mrs. L. Cad well; Treasurer, Mrs. W. B. Woods; Secretary, Mrs. Farr; Chmn. Presa Comm., Mrs. C. H. Jordan; Program Committee, Mrs. James Scorse; Chmn. Civic, Mrs. L. C. Henning. . The club plans to have ; a membership drive soon and begs that all the ladies of Holbrook will give this mat ter their earnest considera tion. The' work of Women clubs in the United States has proven of such value that it stands in no need of special eulogy in these col umns. The subjects which will meet with consideration on the club's next meeting, De cember 6th will be in regard to the exact field the club work will first embrace. At the first meeting it was vot ed to jbin the Northern Fed eration of Clubs and thus ally themselves with the state wide organization. All women are cordially invited to avail themselves of the privilege of membership in this club. The meetings will probably be held in the Girls' Friendly building. Subscribe for the News, \n\n I i í í tli" i ! I II h'- '''. Mlkw . II t'y " K . V. -i t LJii CI i'1'""' f..-.- , ,tJ i' IiiJW-iIm 'ml in i i Ulltl l i i I KL-M' ' rrJCT . ".