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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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."
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f Savcd from psülence,fa!rnuK.woeATftewcrldat
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And sel a day their
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
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.
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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
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
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
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. : . ,
, ' First Assistant Postmnster
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
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.
, 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
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
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
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.
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