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Boost the Oil Industry in Our Field Boost Everyday HOI HEW, if Mum !, J L . Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS holbrook, Navajo county. Arizona dec. 2. 1921 Vol. 13. No.2 i i i TAYLOR DERRICK NEAR- " INC COMPLETION The derrick which Mr. Matteson is erecting on Sec. 21-17-20 is now nearly com pleted. To even the most inexperienced eye it is ap parent that the Taylor inter ests have spared no expense in making this the most com plete and substantial struc ture that can be built The pit, 10x10x10 feet, is unusually large but is only an ifistance of the foresight that has been used through out the work. The legs of the derrick are built of three ply lumber, amply braced, and the foundation on which they rest is made up of 2 ft. by 2 ft. Oregon pine timbers, bolted and cross bolted. The bull wheel is more than cap able of sustaining any and every strain that may be thrown upon it. The spokes of the windlass are 1 in. x 1 ft. kiln dried oak. To guard against any possibil ity of fire, the engine house has been placed about twen ty feet from the rig, and the boiler will be thirty feet . from the engine, a total dis tance of fifty feet from the rig. Thorough to the smallest detail, the commencement of work on this well will mean an early answer to the question "oil or not in the river bottom?" KANSAS CITY BUSINESS IMPROVES W. E. Ferguson returned from Kansas City Thursday. Mr. Ferguson says that he had a most successful . trip, having won the two cases on which he was engaged . Busi ness conditions generally are much improved he says, the whole middle west is show ing a marked reaction to the increasing prices on live stock. Chet. Houck, who accom panied him, also returned. Kansas City is fighting an epidemic of small-pox of a particularly virulent kind. There are about three hund red cases in the city, and deaths to date have been sne-third of those infected. SUNDAY SERVICES IN THE METLF THODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH Frank R. Speck, Pastor Telephone 115 Sunday School at 10 a. m. ! The school is nearing the hundred mark goal set for) Christmas. There were seventy-nine present on last Sunday. Preaching. Service 11:10. Subject of sermon, The Ste wardship of Time. Special, Music: Anthem by the choir; Vocal Solo, Mrs. Frank R. , Speck; Violin Solo, Mrs. J. W. Bazell. Evening Service of song and praise at 7:30, They Wilf be Done With My Plans is the subject for discussion. "It will cost something to be religious ; it will cost more to be not so." J. Mason. Did you leave your religion with your church letter east of the Mississippi River? God visits our little church very regularly. Perhaps you can forget the church and not forget God, but its dan gerous. .... A 1 i. - . Dr. S Earl Taylor yester dav informed the News thut there is no foundation for the rumor that - the Brund age estate lands have been '. taken over by the Royal Dutch Shell. - The average whale yields 2000 gallons of oil. Subscribe for the News. FROM FOREST SERVICE Of the receipts from vari ous uses and privileges on the Sitgreaves Forest for the fiscal year 1921, $282.94 was returned to Apache County, $1,438.85 to Coco nino and -2,548.77 to Nava jo. This does not include $2,422.73 that goes into the state treasury from Sitgrea ves Forest receipts for dis tribu tion to the counties, nor the more than $32,000.00 the Forest Service contributed that year toward4 the Snow- flake-rmetop road. . For wages to local people, not including $15,083.47 sal aries to local Forest officers, the Sitgreaves paid $2424.51 and purchased $'668.12 worth of local products. In the past few years the Forest Service has constructed and maintains 165 miles of tele phone line on the Forest of which the public has free usé. Several thousand dol lars have been put into the development of water to im prove the range and the material and some labor furnished for over 80 miles of four strand barbed-wire fence to facilitate' handling of stock on the range ana better conserve the feed. Cin WATER WELL Mr. J. A. Morrow is in town for the purpose of sup ervising the test of the city water well. The materials for making the test are on the ground, and work will be carried out immediately which will reliably tell us whether or not the well can hejissd. The test will be started from the bottom and as soon- as water free from salt is found, the well below will be cemented, lhis will probably take; about three weeks. There is nothing wrong with our water system except that we have no wat er. More than fortv-three ner cent of the world's sailing tonnage is owned by the United States. Everv State in Brazil pro- duces sugar cane, Pernara buco and Sao Paulo leading the others. Nearly 40,000 patents have been granted in the United States for carriages and wagons. The city of St. Paul re cently planted 4280 trees in a new residence district, through its forestry division. A Mediterranean mollusk is,, locally called the silk worm of the sea, as it spins a fiber from which clothing and hosiery can be made. . PEOPLE OF OUR TOWN m-i-rtf If the Farmer ever Tucked his Pant In his Boots, said "Gosh all Hemlock !" and Worried about the Mortgage, that was when Hector was a Pnp. Now be Is a Live Business Man who drives to Town in his Sports Model Speedboy, amputates a few Liberty Bond coupons aad Pays for this Paper Two Tears In Advance. D ADDITIONAL NEWS NOTES N C.W. Harp of Flagstaff was a local visitor Monday, B. W. McCloskey return ed from the Coast Thprsday morning. Loy Turbeville, the Pinto oil man, was in tows Mon day evening. Tom Pickett, who is now working for Marley at 1 ay lor, was in town Tuesday evening. Do your Christmas shopp ing, early. ... Do this to help both our merchants and our postal system. Any one who has ever at tended an Old Time Dance at Adamana will be there Saturday night if they know about this one. Tanlac has the largest sale of any medicine in the world. Over Twenty Million bottles have been sold in six years. No other medicine has ever approached it as a seller. Holbrook Drug Co. Adv. Judge Easely spent four days of the holiday season in or near Shumway, hunting ducks. He brought back the legal limit of feathered fish, and a whole flock of fur sur rounding rabbits. T. C. Mills will leave to morrow for Puducah, Mexia and El Paso, Texas, to gat her' together and expedite the forwarding of the drill ing outfit for the Taylor well. Mr. Mills will be ab sent about two weeks. An enthusiastic crowd gathered to meet 22 on Tues day, word having been re ceivee that Gen. Diaz was traveling on that train. The message was undoubtly cor rect, anyhow you can't prove it by us; th'old bird was ex tremely exclusive and failed to show himself. Tonight at the L. .D., S. Church one of their famous parties will be given. Candy booths, fish-pond, pop-corn, and lunch will help to enliv en the -dancing which will begin at 8:30. The proceeds will be devoted to the pur chase of new hymnals for the church and Sunday school. Walter McLaws reports that he has finished the wat er well for the Taylor drill. The hole is 135 feet deep with 90 feet of water stand ing. At time of writing it is not known whether ór not the well will be acceptable to the Taylor interests, but it seems probable that the a mount of water now showing will be amply sufficient. Buckwheat Cakes FORMER LOUISIANA AND KEN TUKY OPERATOR EITHUSIATT1C Mr. Baker, who has been operating in the Kentucky shallow fields, has . been in Holbrook for some days. As is usual with the experienc ed oil man, Mr Baker is thoroughly convinced that the Holbrook field will turn up trumps. Constant boost ing by the home folk in con junction with the favorable impression received by the visitor will soon lead to an early realisation of our dream. , -...-.., ;, . Josephine Mon toya is a gain an operator ot the local exchange. -Manager T. H. Jordan of the Zuni spent Sunday and Monday in Holbrook. Tanlac, the celebrated medicine, is now sold by Holbrook Drug Co. Adv. All restaurants and eating houses reported a heavy run of business on Thanksgiving Jack Morrow, former County Engineer, is with us again. This time in connec tion with " the City water plant. Many former residents of Holbrook returned for Thanksgiving. They all know where to get a good feed. G. C. Hall. President of the Hall Lumber Company, left Monday for the coast. He will be gone for a few days. Lorenzo Rubi and wife inee Virginia Lonez) SDent several days last week visit ing, relatives and friends. They returned to Winslo w Monday. Frank Rees. , our univer sally liked retaurent man, spent Saturday in Uallup. Prank has some time on his hands awaiting the erection of his new building. Editor Montross of the St. Johns Observer is a friend of tht editor of this sheet; hence we have been paling aroiind during his stav in the county seat town this week. Editor Breen take notice. The Rev. H. H, Gillies of Flagstaff called on the mem bers of the Episcopalian Church on Monday. He al en VipIH a service of admit tance to the Girls Friendly Society in uitur nan. C. H. Jordan, acting on behalf of C. B. Wilson of Flagstaff, stated to the court that L. M. Raynolds would produce sufficient affidavits to support a request for a change of venue. - 0 - WOMAN'S CLUB The first meeting Í of the Holbrook Woman's Club will be held on next Wednesday, Decemher the sixth, j in. the Girls'- Friendly building. Those who are, already mem bers and all who are willing to join in this work ae cord ially invited to attend this meeting which willl open promptly at two-thirty in the afternoon. Come yourself and bring your friend. Henry Scorse went to Phoe nix on business Wednesday. Mr. Á. L. Harmdn. will also be one of Dr. Taylor's guests the end of this week. Mrs. Thornton, a long time resident of Linden, succum bed to a severe attack of typhoid, and was buried, at Sno wflake on Tuesday. Robert Harned of , New York City and Pasadena will visit Dr. Taylor tomorrow. Mr. Harned's interest in this field is quite a surprise to Dr. Taylor, as no attempt has been made to influence him in any way. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Os borne were hosts to Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Cooper of .Phoe nix on Wednesday evening. Mr. Cooper has finished his inspection work in the north ern part of the State and will probably not . return here until next spring. Tuesday .morning, Judge Crosby, together with Mes srs. Jordan, Sapp, Larson, Faust and County attorney Greer, was busy setting down the cases for trial at the coming term of Court which will open at ten a. m. Dec. 6th. Six suggestions for suit able Christmas presents for a gentleman, as quoted by a Northern Arizona publica tion. 1 A bottle of Hootch. 2 A bottle of Hootch. 3 A bottle of Hootch. 4 A bottle of Hootch. 5 A bottle of Hootch. 6 A bottle of Hootch. That's the old spirit of '76! Three musketeers of Win slow made an abortive at tempt to oust Old Taylor from the heights last week. They were caught with the first batch, the still siezed, and on facing the Judge listened to the swan song "$50.00 or 17. days." With the means of earning a livli hood in the hands of the sheriff, they figured that times did not warrant an at tempt to earn $3.00 per day, so they are now resting in the Hotel de County. I NEW RELIEF SOCIETY DIRECTORS The president and council lors 'of the relief society of the L. D. S. Church, feeling that they had occupied the onerous position longer than usuai,. nanaea m their re signations. To the retiring board, the ladies of the church gave a reception, and at the meeting elected new officers for the year. At the reception games wre play ed, $ongs sung, and a pro gram that was thorniicrhlv enjoyed by all was given. j. ue election resulted in the nlacinc in rffira vf 1a Událl, President, and Mrs. Williams and Mrs. "Flair n councillors. The unostent atious way in which the Work of Vis society has been car ril! put, has perhaps, not impressed those not in the Know, Dut everyone who realises what has been done is enthusiastic about it. VACE AND HOLE CLUB The ladies of the Clnh en joyed the hospitality of Mrs. james bcorse on last Friday afternoon. A large number of ladies took part in the iestivities which were un usually livelv. Owintr to a sudden attack . of asnhasia the "Thimbte Club" was not present. We hoüe the ' dis ease will not prove chronic. In a short business session the ladies decided to change the time of the monthly evening party from Satur day to Thursday, the week remaining the same. The Ace and T,himble Club meet with Mrs. Henry Scorse this week. - " -- GIVE OR GIVE UP It is given out that Gov. Campbell, who is preident of the League of the Southwest, will not be present at the meeting in-Riverside in De cember, when the question as to the development of the Colorado river will be put before Secretary Fall and others of equal importance in the government service, for their decision. Just what Gov. Campbell's attitude is on this, the biggest question in the history of Arizona and which will mean most to its future development, is not known, but there is a feeling among all who believe in the development of the best there is for Arizona, he should be there and declare himself in favor of Arizona. It is rather discouraging to think that Gov. Campbell would prefer the petty lime light of a party in . the east as against the best interests of the whole state of Ari zona, but if his influence is of any value under existing circumstances to his native state, and his attitude would make many doubt it, he should forget the pleasures of the eastern trip to help when Arizona men think help is needed. I If Gov. Campbell thinks his influence as president of the league is worthless, why of course the trip east would best please the people of Arizona.- Coconino Sun. HOLBROOK OIL CO. (Exclusive to the News.) The management of the Holbrook Oil Co.r after some hesitation, consented to our publishing exclusively that there is no truth in the rum or that the oil is shooting over the top of the derrick. God could not be every where, therefore he made mothers. . , " Jewish saying. JEROME-ADAMANA INTER ESTS REPRESENTED Manager Cook of the Ad amana is making a detailed1 inspection of the field in company with Mrs. C. R. Furr. Mrs. Furr is the Fin ancial Secretary of the Ari zona Consolidated Oil Com pany, of Jerome. This com pany has been connected with the development of the Adamana for more than a year and Mrs. Furr's visit is for the purpose of getting first hand information. She understands the game and her final opinion after a thorough examination will have great weight with 'a number of eastern cabit&í ists, with whom she is inter ested. She has just return ed from an extended trip through the tíentral states and says capital is closely watching development here. RÁKBU2T RUFUS. i Ez i was settin' at ease durin' th'noon hour, i hear two uv our citizens havin a argument. Sez one of em "Old thing, what- are we goin to charge for whisky wen they hit oil?" LTo i'ni all intrust right now, t-iink:-in' mebbe i can spear a hot one on the fly. Sez the other oneuv em "Darlkt, i guesi about $40.00 would be all fight." "pint or gallon?? sez, i, "Gallon" sezze, and j was able to get two breths down at once and started the old blood box workin ajen. Well, after this they argied about where they would make the cursed stuff, doub ble the present still or put a new one out by the blsck Cannon, bein as thet was pretty far away frurn the one they was workin now. i set there like the sapp i am, lickin my chops f er a bout a hour and a half, wenn finally a great lite broke over me. they was only f oolin, cause no human bein with a once 'of intelleck wood, talk about such matters in front uv a noospaperman; they'd wánt some for theirselfs. SCHOOL NOTES By Arnold Lee Rehearsals for the Oper etta are being enthusiastic ally attended. Those who know, say that theatre lovr ers are going to get a plea sant surprise when the show is presented. ' Saturday night there will be a basketball game be tween the girls of this High School and the-girls from Emerson High of Flagstaff. To add to the comfort of the spectators, two large stoves have been installed in the Gym. so there can now be no excuse for your rot at tending the game. The two rooms which have been remodeled for the ex clusive use of the high school students add materially to the comfort of the various classes, which, heretofore have been extremely cramp ed. The boys basketball team started practice on Monday night. A squad of twelve . 1 , . T-l 1 ' 1 turned out. rractice is De ing held every night, though as yet, no schedule has been arranged. - The grammer school foot ball team was beaten by the much heavier Winslow gram mar school team 46 - 0. Lack of weight in great measure accounts for the defeat. Ed. Cole returned from Copley Wednesday. C. W. Cook, Managing Director of the Adamana was laid up for a few days this week with a bad cold.