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NEWS Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS HOLBROOK, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA FEB. 3, 1922 VoL 13 No. 41 SOUTHERN SHEEP MEN 1NHARD LUCK T. C. Hoyt, supervisor of the Sitgreaves National For est passed through Holbrook Sunday, returning home from the Sheep Growers ' Convention which was held in Phoenix on the 26th and 27th of last month. Mr. Hoyt reports that the sheep men of the southern part of thebtate have had pretty hard luck with their bands this winter. After the am ple moisture of December and early January, cold weather ensued. Alfalfa and range grass are at a standstill now, and unless "warm weather and moisture come in the near future, very serious results "will fol low. ACE AND THIMBLE CLUB The ladies of the Ace and Thimble Club held their re gular meeting1 at the home of Mrs. L. Cadwell on last Friday afternoon. Only a small number were present but what the meeting lack ed in size it more than made up in vivacity. Mrs. Hookway, in particu lar, slings a mean thumb when it comes to dealing the cards. She "robbed the deck" to the tune of a grand slam. The next meeting of the club will be held at the home of Mrs. Holcomb. RMIBW RUFUS Well sir, dawgonne ut, las' week when I says Ash urst ain't sent no speech fer three days, I cieen f or- vgot to tap wood. "And sure nuff, Monday mornin' with the very 1st mail, he's at it agin. God wot (what ever that means) I dunno what th speech wuz ebout, but there she lay, spic ann span, $7ith the sign Henry F. Ash urstan U.S.S. underneeth . in place uv Geo. Washing- ion s nenasome iace. Well sir, thet must be a gran' life, makin' long speeches an' etc. The etc. ain't likely so gran', ez thet meens listenin' to long speeches. But by gravy, they sure hez sum more bon us then the sodgers hez got up to now. Jes' think; ef ter you hez took yore turn list -A. J 1 I enin' to the Hon'ble Mem ber of this August Body frum Suth Cahlihna, suh, you ducks out the side door, goes to the hum of the Am bassadore frum China an' sez. "Ay yung dong lung hongay?" Which meens '"Is you got eny uv thet ripe ol' celery juice, John, m e old friend in need?" Now you an' I know thet John, he ain't goin' to refuse no U.S. Senator. Jes' then the buzzer rings, and you hust les DacK an in a lirm voice answers "Aye" fr a ten veer lay-off uv the Chinese intrust An' thet ain't all Every civilised nation in the wurld hez a Ambassadore in Washington. Uv course, yuh can't play 'em all on the same day, but man o man they is a lot uv them diplo mats. Yea, yea, it's a gran' life, an tew an tur between is them what weakens. Herewith we extend to Mr. Cox of the Tribune staff our hearty congratulations on the ably written article on Holbrook, which appear ed in the El Paso Herald of Wednesday evening. This kind of publicity" will do Holbrook a world of good. Subscribe for the News. DEATH OF JMALL CHILD Max Q., the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Youngblood, was buried at Snowtiake on Sat urday evening. The death was caused by a most dis tressing accident. In some manner the boy swallowed either a small stone or a pine-nut shell. Hewas tak en to the doctor at Ganado, but nothing could be done, and he choked to death five minutes after they reached aid. The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved parents. FAMOUS EXPLORER DIES The world at large cannot but deplore the unexpected death of Sir Earnest Shack elton, noted English explor er. His death took place in Montevideo, Uruguay. His scientific explorations at the South Pole are too well known to need comment His decease was caused by a neuralgic ailment of t h e chest and back. He belong ed not alone to Great Britian, but to the world at large. Genius knows n o nationality. "WEATHERREPORT" Theun-official Weather Bur eau haa informed us that there are Indications of Increased Humidity on the Border for next wek. The possibility of predict ing weather some days in ad vance is one of the wonders of the age. In speaking of the "Border" a totally unrelated fact is recall ed to cur. mind, viz: that the Slate Ear Association will hold it3 yearly meetirg in Nogales, Arizona, on the 11th. of Feb ruary. Nogales is an extremely inter esting spot, and possesses a very unusual climate. Nogales. Ariz ona, on the north side of main street, is noted for its ttreme aridity in common with the rest of the Southwest, but Nogales, Sonora. in Mexico, on the Bouth side of mair.street is possessed of a in ich balmier climate with greatly increased humidity. In deed, ia mostureirjs so far re moved from the rest of the de sert country that we have been mo3t reliably informed by sever al un-imaginative business men that while sojournirg there they have heard thousands of little birdies sing in the wee sma' hours of the morning. It is a curious lact in natural oratory that these birds seem, to totally disapp?ar in the "cold gray dawn of the morning after", and are forever invisible by day. Audu: bon Society please note. The leg&l fraternity, always particular about keeping the law are acting in strict accor dance with their principles and will hold their convention in No gales, Arizona, and their ban quet in Nogales, Sonora Mexico; charge 55.00 per plate! So far none of ths local luni- narie3 of the bar haye publicly announced their intention of being present at the convention. Attorney C-H. Jordan had plan ned an out of town trip for about that date, but on account of a feeling of caution he has for the presentincumbentof the editor's chair and fear of procuring un due newspaper publicity he has decided, so it is generally un derstood, to put off the proposed journey. Station Agent J.Af, Lee as sures us that he expects a heavy local traffic cn number seven about the end of next week. But u s all in a life time, and the legal profession is notoriou sly a dry and dusty one. And than bays, to console those who have to stay at horse, it msy not all be true. D GEE, GOSH A1A - THE HOLBROOK. WOMAN'S CLUB The extremely muddy con dition of the streets cut down the usual attendance at the monthly meeting of the Wo man's Club, 6f which the to tal membership which closes the Charter ,; membership rolls,is 28.;The meeting was opened by ,. the president, Mrs. Hulet, and after the reading of the. minutes of the previous meeting, the session wad open for busi ness." "v': Consideration of the con stitution and by-laws was the first subject for the af ternoon, and the " document was read by the 'president. The time of .the meetings was changed from 2:30 to 3:00 o'clock. Members are requested to make a note of this" The constitution and by-laws was . unanimously adopted." ' Permission having ' been granted the club, to join the Northern Federation o f Clubs, a motion was made to. forward the "necessary dues for membership. The Club voted to take up the study of - Parliamentary law' for the first few meet ings'.; . The members present were favored with an excellently rendered piano selection by Mrs. Hulet"- Motion to ad journ was thenplaced before the meeting . and carried. The next regular meeting will be held on .Wednesday, Match 1st. Attention is a gain called to the change in time, of the meetings. -. : 0 : .ECHO OF JREAT WAR When the evening tram reached Holbrook, on Thurs day, it brought with it a sad and "glorious burden, the body of Richard Judd, who gave his life for the great cause and died in France. The body was im mediately taken to Alpine, where it will receive burial. BANK OFFICER HERE C. H. Martin, Federal Bank Examiner for the Western Dis trict, was here this week look ing over conditions with refer ence to tne estaoiisnment ol a National Bank in our city. , o Mrs. F.R. Goodman, daughter of L.F. McClanahan. of our city is repotted confined to her bed by a long continued illness. Mrs. Goodman's home is in Flagstaff. yllpPl illlflh- Whee-eeeel NOTICE FOR BIDS Bids for the lumber in the baseball grand stand will be received by J. M.Lee, up to 10 A.M. Feb. 10th. The successful bidder will be re quired to clear the property on which the grand stand is sitting by noon of Feb.- 15th. Address all bids fo J. M. Lee, Holbrook, Arizona. LOCAL BOY JOINS MERCHANT MARINE Mrs. C. B. Lee is in re ceipt of a letter from her son Bill in which he says that he has joined the Mer chant Marine, and is off on on eleven months trip, dur ing which time he will jour ney to Japan, China and Australia. This is, we think, the first! "close to home" boy that has embraced the high seas as a career, but many a sturdy lad from the sea port towns is helping to keep Old Glory at the mast-head. BRUTALMURDER Frank Dugan, manager of the C. C. Manning Co. Trad ing Post at Cross Canyon, was brutally murdered last week. He was horribly beat en about the head and then dragged to a hay warehouse. After the killing the murd erers looted the store of whatever articles of value appealed to them, and then set fire to the building, no doubt with the intention of burning it and the store house also, and so conceal ing their crime. But for some reason the hay did not catch fire and the corpse was not consumed. A mail car rier passing that way noted the fare but did not stop to investigate, but reported the matter to the traders at ban- ado, who immediately set out to Cross Canyon and found the murdered man. The body was taken to Gal lup for interment, as that had been the former home of the victim. The party or parties re sponsible for this horrible tragedy will undoubtedly soon be brought to justice. Quince Gardner left Holbrook on Wednesday with a truck in his charge equipped to clear the snow from the road between Holbrook and Snowflake. This was our Christmas snow, delay ed in transit. D ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT MEXICO John Pearce. who has been spending a part of the winter in Phoenix, recuper ating from the effects of a badly broken leg, returned to his own stamping ground in the only real snow storm we have experienced this winter. Part of the time away, Mr. Pearce made an extend ed trip through the provinc es of Chihuahua and Sonora in Old Mexico. , He reports a wonderful condition ' of the range there, and says it has to be seen to be believ ed, The Mexican people ac corded anv and all Ameri cans a most cordial welcome, Its resources are wonder ful and the undeveloped country can hardly be over estimated, in Mr. Pearce's opinion. CITY WATER WORKS We are reliably informed that the work on the city water system is progressing in a satisfactory manner. The machinery will be pur chased by Mr. E. Cadwell in El Paso on ; his present trip to that city. The well has been accepted, although the flow is not as great as the city dads had hoped to pro cure. However it was thought better to make use of what water was avail able in the present well and push the work to an early completion, than to cause further delay. If the supply prove inadequate to the needs of the town, a second well can be drilled to sup plement the first. Mayor Cooley informs us that if the weather is. pro pitious, and the machinery arrives in the time it should, we shall have water in the city mains in sixty days. This is welcome news to us all. RESULT OF THE REDCR0SS DRIVE The recent Red Cross Drive has, to date, netted the organization the sum of $142.52. Several further subscriptions are to be add ed : but this sum in itself testifies to the ability and industry of those who carried the drive to such a success ful conclusion, and also to the esteem in which "The mother of them all" is held by the citizens of Holbrook, BANK OF JI0LBR00K Mr. Julius Weteler an nounces that he has forward ed the papers of incorpora tion for a new bank to be established in town. The name of the new institution will be "The Bank Of Hol brook". The capital of this latest addition to our busi ness life is to be $200, 000. 00 and while the location is at present in doubt, it will be either in the old Holbrook State Bank building or in the Commercial Hotel build ing. DINNERPARTY Mrs. Frank Wallace entertain ed a few friends at a delightful dinner this past week. All pre sent did full justice to Mrs. Wal lace's well known hospitality. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Riggs, Mrs. Geo. Hennessey and children, Mrs. EJ. Cole, Fay and Claude Flani- gan, and Mr. Lemmons. SCHOOL NOTES Sports Last Friday night, the girls basket ball team played the girls ofWinslow. The young ladies of the railroad town were defeat ed 11 to 6. The boys were not so lucky, losing their game to the Ciarkdale Hi by one point, the score being 28 - 27. The largest crowd of the season attended the games, and after the war, a de lightful dance was given in hon or of the visitors. Tonight the girls will play in Gallup with the girls of that High School, and wc all hope they will bring home the bacon. The Gallup Hi boys will play in the gymnasium .here. Next Friday, the 10th. the King man High School boys "will bat tle with the local crew in Hol brook, and on Wednesday the 22nd. the Winslow Hi boys will play here. It is important that we give support to the school, and no more pleasurable method of giving the support can be im agined. Let's all attend these games. General Interests On Tuesday evening, Febru ary 21st a Patriotic and Edu cational Program will be given. The Program will be carried out in the Auditorium, and all are invited to attend. The Program follows: ' Selection - High School Orches tra. America - Audience. Paper - Biography of George Washington by Arnold Lee. The talks will be of five minu tes duration, and as far as pos sible those be3t qualified will de liver them. Talk - Relation of Education to the Law, Judge Crosby. Selections - H. S. Glee Club. Pap3r - Biography of Abraham Lincoln, Norma Divelbese. Talk - Professor Brannigan. Talk - Education in relation to the Woman's Club, Mrs. Hulet. Talk - Education in relation to Banking, L. E. Holcomb. Talk - Bearing of the News paper on Education, Mrs. C- H. Jordan. Talk - Education in relation to Religion, Rev. Mr. Speck. Star Spangled Banner - Audi ence. Selection - H. S. Orchestra. Miss DeGomezhas completed the statistics of the school inspect ion. We will print her report in next weeks issue. Parents will receive an individual report on the examination of their child. No one could have been more pain staking and courteous in this work than Miss DeGomrz has been and it is with a sense of Ios3 that we note the time for departure drawing near. The debaters are working very hard for their coming ordeal, and materials are being secured from various sources for their use. THE OHJMUMN It will be impossible to guarantee all items appear- ' ing under this heading, but the most nearly authentic news will be printed. Should a rumored item appear, it will be labeled as such. Any an nouncement from any of the company managers will be so ' designated. We will try to print all the oil news. . HOLBROOK OIL CO. There is no announcement from the management this week, nor have we access to any source of information that we can guarantee; there is, however, a persistent ru mor that the financing of the company is being taken over by a very strong concern which will immediately com plete the well. BLACK CANYON Mr. McCloskey, the man ager of this company return ed from the coast yesterday, accompanied by Mr. J. Clothier of Pacatello, Idaho, the president of the com pany. The two officials have been out to the well, and up to the time of going to press, have made no an nouncement. We feel that an early resumption of acti vity at this well is assured. ADAMANA NO- 1 The rppeinr. rf f.hp Hrillmor line which was announced in last week's paper is about the best thing that has hap pened to this company in some time. The new drill er Ray Durfee, has taken hold of the situation in a thoroughly competent man ner, and has never at any time expressed any doubt as to the future of this drilling. It seems entirelv nossible that the News will be able to announce Droduction from this well in the near future. ZUNI Work on this well has not been resumed as yet, though the management seem verv sanguine that drilling will start. TAYLOR INTERESTS Dr. S. Earl Tavlor stated that nothing definite had de veloped in his negotiations with drilling comDanies. The water well has been driven to 200 feet, and there is now an ample supply of excellent water, in fact a sufficient flow has been developed to take care ot any drilling that might take place on the Hig- gins Dome. Mr. Mel D. Baker, who has been work ins' for Dr. Tavlor's interest in Denver, has returned, this time bringing with him his wife. W.B Weast. State engineer on the St. Johns highway was in town Wednesday. Married in Holbrook on Wed nesday, Agnes Ward to Marshall F. Janeway; both parties live in Winslow. The Quarterly Conference of the L.D.S. Church will be held in Snowflake on Saturday and Sunday. Lee Carron, Chevrolet sales man from Flagstaff, and one- - 1 a P TT-ll , lime resident oi nojuroon, was here on business for two days this week. Mr. C. H. Jordan spent Monday and Tuesday in Winslow. on legal business. L.M. Carpenter, local mer chant has been kept in bed with a b2d cold for a few dayp. These members of our school will carry all our good wishes when they go to'Williams. The manual training class has been making new benches for their department, and thev will no doubt add to the efficiency of this branch of the school work.