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Boost the Oil Industry in Our Field Boost Everyday TUT 11 1U Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS holbrook, Navajo county. Arizona dec. 9. 1921 Vol. 18. No. 3 MRS. CHAMBERLAIN ENTERTAIN ED GIRLS BASKET BALL TEAM Last Saturday, in antici pation of the arrival of the Flagstaff Basket Bal'l Team, Mrs. Wra. Chamberlain threw her home open for en tertainment.' Unfortunate ly the Flagstaff team failed to show up, so the local team were given a fine evening of entertainment. About thirty-five young PePIe. CMVhoJwHS gathering Mrs, Chamberlin acted, as hostess: however, the main entertainment was left in the capable hands of the Misses Lila and Lillian. The young people played and danced until mid-night, at which time they were served with dainty refreshments. All voted Mrs. Chamberlin and tbe daughters fine and capable entertainers. 1 0 .- SPECIAL TO NEWS , Phoenix, Dec. 5th To ex tend to Marshal . Foch the welcome of 2000 Knights of Columbus in Arizona, W.P. Voita, state deputy for the order in Arizona, leaves Phoenix Tuesday for the Gand Canyon, and will on Wrdnesday meet the hero of the World War. With him will go J. A. Johnson andJ.T. Whitney represent ing the Phoenix Knights. . Marshal Foch since his arrival in the United States was made the one millionth member of the Knights of Columbus by Supreme Knight J. H. Flaherty, on which occasion the French Guest of the nation express ed his appreciation of the work done by the knights in France during the war. Mr. Voita's decision to be among those to greet Foch rinrm? his onlv stop in this state followed an effort made by himself and Grand Knight J. A.. Johnson 01 tne Phoenix. An invitation was wired and brought the re sponse Saturday that Foch's itinerary was such that he could make but one stop in Arizona, and that would be at the Grand Canyon as planned. JVir. VOltawiil ue given au opportunity to convey t o Marshal Foch the admiration felt by every knight in this state for the distinguished Frenchman. ... ;-o ; - Jim Scorse, popular Holbrook druggist, has returned from the coast Jim took in many points of interest as well as visiting the springs. He pained thirteen pounds while away and looks it. Wra. Scorse left .Wednesday morniní? for the coast and will be eone until after the holidays. A number of Holbrook citizens are on the coast this week at tending the Southwest confer ence at Los Angeles. . -o Mrs. Hattie Penrod. coun ty school superintendent, is on an official tour 01 tne south country, visiting schools. Thorne Evans, formerly of Holbrook, but more recently of Colton, California, is visit ing in Holbrook this week. Mr. Evans is on his way to Indiana, where he will spend Xmas with his parents. John L. Westover of St. Joseph is "courting:" this week. o Wm. H. Dagg of Wins low attended the Highway meeting Monday. .Tnhn Ti. Sweenev. -Wins- low Attorney, is attending court thi week He has several cases to Gome up this session: W. H: Larson of Lakeside was in town the early part of the week. TEE DREAM WILL BE REALIZED A night or so ago we pick ed up one of the popular magazines of the day and the first thing our eyes fell on was a reference to the Arizona oil field, which is the Holbrook field, of course. VVa were all interested at once. The story, while pure fiction, went on to tell how a gusher had been struck on a ten acre lease owned by the hero of the storv. He detailed an account of how ,. -, nMlI(10 u,,,,,!. linuid cold was beinsr snout ed into the desert air of Ari zona, making him many thousands of dollars. The whole story was woven a round this gusher. The crux of the whole thin? is this: We are beinsr advertised all over the coun try, and this sort advertis ing will not hurt us. lhe magazine we speak of has a tremendous circulation, and no doubt this same story will be read by millions of people. o WOMAN'S CLUB , The first regular meeting of on the Woman's Club was held Wednesday in the Girls' Friend ly Building. Fifteen ladies were present. The session was a long one as there is always a great deal of routine to be gone through with io the establishment of such a Club. The constitution, written by Mrs. Larson.' Mrs. Henderson and Mrs. Thompson, was extre tremely well compiled and they deserve great credit for their efforts. It was read twice dur ing the meeting and will pro bably be adopted "in tóto" at the next Club meeting in January. Among other businés3 to come up for consideration during the afternoon was tbe matter of a municipal Christmas tree, and the Club ladies unanumously vot ed to offer their assistance anój hearty co-operation to the Elks if they undertake this matter. It. was also decided that all who" signified their desire to join the Club, on or before the next meeting, should be regard ed as charter members. Mrs. Jesse Hulet is to be con gratulated on the efficient man ner in which she presides and the new Club is fortunate in po oisessmg her as its leader. WOOD CAN BE SOLD BY THE CORD ONLY Phoenix Issuiner a warn ing to wood and coal dealers, Raymond Dyas, state in spector of weisrhts and meas- ures, declared yesterday that unless the law was complied wth in the matter of sales, prosecution would result. "According to law of this state wood must be sold by the cord or fraction of the cord and not by the load or rick," said Mr. Dyas. "The wood must be accompanied í , - oy a delivery ucs.ez snowing the exact quantity purchas ed. The same rule applies to coal which must be sold by weight only." EASKET BALL AND DANCE Tonight, the 9th, the Williams High School Girls will play the Holbrook Hi 2-irls: the Snowflake Acad emy Boys will play the Hol brook Hi boys, and the Win slow Junior Hi Girls will play the Holbrook Hi Oirls. The first game will b e played at 7:30. The dance will begin after the games. Everybody should turn out and help the youngsters by being present. Games will take plaee at the High Sch ool Gym The charge will be 50 cents, and it will b e well worth it. MIDDLE WEST ON UPGRADE It is a remarkable tribute to the stability of conditions inthe big agricultural states that the President's unem ployment conference found so few men out of work in Missouri, Kansas, and Neb raska. This favorable situa tion exists in spite of the tremendous deflation of ag ricultural values values on which the prosperity of the region depends. Last year at this time, with the greatest decline in history in agricultural pro ducts in full progress nobody could be sure what would happen. The farmer saw his values vanishing, the banks had to meet demands for increased loans with de posits . shrinking, business men were uncertain whether the end of the slide would find them solvent. Things struck bottom and people were violently shaken up. But when they had picked themselves up and dusted themselves off they felt of their arms and legs and found comparatively few bones broken. Now the west is on the up grade. The report of the Kansas state banks the other day showed that 31 million dollars in loans had been paid off in the year. People have economized and denied themselves and worked hard er than ever, with the re sult that conditions are de cidedly better than anybody could have thought possible a year ago. The favorable employ ment situation is a reflection of the general soundness of the farm states centering a bout Kansas City. Kansas City Star. ACE AND THIMBLE CLUB The gathering of the clans was held at the home of Mrs. Jay Patterson on Friday afternoon. To be in style with the wind which kept banging things all afternoon, two of the ladies mabe a big noise of their own with a couple of "grand slams". We'll tell the world, as the say ing is that Dessa can make! the best Caramel fudge what am! The Club meets this week with Mrs. Heáry Scorse. John A. Freeman of Snow flake was in town Monday attending the Navajo Coun ty Highway Commission meeting. M. A. Candelaria of Con cho was county seat visitor early in the week. To and Fro BUILDING A NEWSPAPER LIKE BUILDING CHARACTER A -newspaper cannot be built up in a year. Like , a man's life it is a matter of slow growth and develop ment. Look over your . ex changes and you will find all the successful ones-the lead ing papers in every town have long been run under one management. . It is so the world 'over. Money a lone can no more. , create a newspaper that it e&n . sud denly get for a man á new character. Hon. Guy U. Hardy, Past President Na tional Editorial Association. SUNDAY SERVICES IN THE METH- THODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH Frank R.iSpeck, Pastor Telephone 115 Sunday School at 10 a. m. with classes for all ages. Be there when the last bell rings. Fifteen minutes will be given to singing songs from the Xinas cantata. Preaching Service at 10:10 Subject of sermon, "The Four-square Christian. "Spe cial Music: Anthem by the Choir, "The Everlasting Kisgdom" by Roberts. Of fertory, Violin Solo, "Calm as Night'' J. F. Fischer. Evening Service 7:30. Ep worth League and service of song and praise. Subject of topic for discussion, "The Goodness of God." Something Special. If the roads are passable, we hope to have with us on next Sun day morning either at the Sunday sehool session or : during the hour. following Mr. M. J. Norton, Cashier of the Merchants and Stock growers Bank of St. Johns, who will give a talk on The Church From a Business Man's Viewpoint. We owe our thanks to Miss Katherme Aükinson for the splendid address on the Haw' aiian Islands which she gave us on last Sunday evening, also for her interesting talk to the Primary Department of the Sundav school in the mornine". Rehearsals on the "Gift and the Giver", the Christ cantata to be given on Christ mas night in connection with the Christmas tree are pro gressing most satisfactorily. Watch for the notices 01 re hearsal hours. John Lewis of Taylor spent a couple of days in Holbrook the early part of the week. D r THE LOS ANGELES TIMES The NEWS is in receipt of the fortieth Anniversary number of the TIMES. " On the front page is a reproduc tion, three-quarter size, of the first TIMES printed Dec. 4th, 1881. Forty years is a short time in the affairs of men. ' Short time to accomp lish a great work; Yet a great paper has been evolved in that short time a paper that is worthy. i It is only, necessary to look back a few years to a tinre when the Times was fight ing for its very existence a gainst criminal foes because that paper dared to voice its convicitions ; o n a subject. Whether or not you agree that the Times was right' is beside the question. The point is this: The TIMES was fighting for what it felt to be a principal. It w o n out and is still fighting, and is growing stronger and better every day. All honor to an American journal with that grit! May the TIMES make no mistakes! MRS. FURR COMPLETES INVESTIGATION Mrs. CR. Furr, the Financial Secretary of tbe Arizona Consol idated Oil Company, has complet ed her investigation of the field and left for Los Angeles Wed nesday. Mrs. Furr has made a painstaking investigation o f every source of iuformation and states positively that there i s nothing in the way of production from either a geologic or mech anical standpoint. PEOPLE OF OUR TOWN VP 1$ This Gullible Gink has been Monkey ing with an Ouija Board until he's Scared himself Plum Stiff. ' Ain't science Wonderful when any Common Dub can buy a 9Sc weeja .board at the Comer Drug Store and Jiold Heart-To-Heart confabs with Celebrities like William Shakespeare. Cleopatra and Gyp tbd iHftod? MEDICAL SOCIETY MEETS The Southwest Medical Society, composed of west ern Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, met in annual ses sion at Phoenix, Dec. 1, 2 and 3. A large gathering of physicians was in attend ance Prominent physicians from all parts of the west and middle west addressed the society. Xray work and tuberculosis were the princi pal topics under, discussion. Much good is expected to result from the meeting. Dr. Oscar S. Brown of Winslow, one of the mem bers in attendance, reports a tine and instructive meet ing. YE OLDE TIME DANCE Those who journeyed from afar and near to the Old Time Dance at Adam ana last Saturday were am ply repaid for théir time and journey, because a jam up good time was had by all. . The Old Time Dance i s an annual affair held at Ad amana, and the name' "Old Time" is all that it implies. Nothing but old time cus toms are observed; old time dances and and old time music. The dance always lasts until broad day light. And day light finds none of the participants ready to quit But as day light is the magic time to cease all jollifications, . everything must cease. Mrs. RowenB Wood, as is the custom, presided at the piano; old time callers were in evidence to call the. qua drilles. , No modern dances are premitted. Holbrook was represented by a large and enthusiastic crowd. PENSION ATTENTION! OF ÁLL EX-SOLDlESS who served in the war with Spain at home or abroad, or those who saw service in the Phi lipine Insurrection or the China relief expedition and their widows, me 1 a t e Congress passed laws of the utmost interest to soldiers and it they will sena name and address to Walter S. Buchanan, National Aid-de-Camp, Army and Navy Un ion, Route 2, Lousia.Va.; he will be glad to advise them as to their rights under the new law. Prompt action will mean the possible save- mg of money, as the pension commences from the filing of the claim. Mr. Buchan an wishes to assist his com rades in every possible man ner Write him and enclose stamp for reply. -v v , OPERETTA .i On next Friday evening, Dec. 16th, the students o i the Holbrook Public School seventy in number, will pre sent an Operetta at the High School Gymnasium, The play will be followed by a dance, and the charge will be but fifty cents. The youngsters have worked hard on the "Cap tain of Plymouth" and, they certainly deserve eery en couragement. A larga- au dience will do this. ' The principals of the cast are as follows: Thomas Hathorn, Louise Mow, Louis Divelbess, George Hasting, Leon Sapp,,Roy Cross, Max Ortega, Clyde Carter. Er nest Black, Edna Saunders, Jennie Newman, Gladys Manley, Lillian Hastings, Fay Flanigan, Lillian Cham berlin, Dorothy Penrod, Mildred Richards, Bessie Hathorn, Ruth Heaton, Eunice Fisher, Dora Lopez, MR. & MRS. M. I. MOTT PROUD PARENTS OF BOY Telegraphic word was re ceived at Holbrook, Wednes day that Mrs. Mott, (nee Mabel Richards) has given birth to a fine baby boy. The mother and child are doing splendidly, and the father is expected to recover. Mrs. Mott is an Arizona nrrrlnt' SVio enonf mncf nf: girlhood days in Holbrooke. IVfr Mntt tosb fnrmprlw cm " ployed . in the A. C. M. I. store here. The young couple were married in Wichita, " Kansas, last December. Mr. Mott is in business in Kan- sas and is said to be doing well. GOOD ROADS The final passage by Con gress, last month, of the National Road Bill, which has been under consideration since the early part of the year, is a matter of interest '. to every one, and will great-" ly stimulate the automotive : industry, inasmuch as high- . way development is essent ial to the successful operati tion of motor trucks. It ap propriates $75,000,000, of which 25,000,000 is immed-. iately available, and $50,000 000 January 1st, 1922, for the establishment by law of a system of main highways, interstate in character, the construction of which shall be given preference by the Sacretary of Agriculture, and a supplementary system 01 main inter-county roads. This will mean for Califor nia that there will be a through roaa to the Last- a- cross Nevada, and another one across Arizona, together with adequate connections to the North, with Oregon, and Washington, all of which will be pushed to completion as rapidly, as possible. 0 1 OIL BUSINESS SOUND ' General business conditions 00 Pacific coast are, improving and time, according to Pres. Kings bury of Standard Oil Co. of Cal ifornia. Demand for. refined oil pro ducts in its territory continues large- Each month's sales of gasoline shows substantial gains over 1920. In addition, demand from Far East is on the incrtai." In the midwest and ' eastern districts where slump in oil was most keenly felt earlier in tbi year, recovery has been rapid. Crude oil prices have advanced, materially and gasoline is ad vancing. ' , Fortunately the oil industry has not been hampered as bav tbe railroads in readjusting frotg a war to a peace basis. Wages paid and prices charged for its product have been subject to the law of 'supply and demand in stead of being governed' by ar bitrary ruling. A a result its readjustment waB rapid and complete and is going ahead on a sound basis. VE. P. Howell of . Navajo has. returned from Tucson where he has been visiting his daughter Elva, who is" a student in the University. : T. H. Jordan of the Zuhi Oil Company is in the east on business connected with the Zuni Co. Norma Divelbess, Daisy Chamberlin, Catherine Rees, Hazel Stevens, Tony Ortego Maxey Pennington, Roy Woobs, Richard Johnson, Daniel Crumley, Henry Hat horn, Leo Williams, Ken neth Martin, Buster Fisher, Roy West, Norma Hookway and Roy Adams. The Fisher Orchestra will furnish the music.