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Library, State Hous Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field SINGLE COI'IKS TKN CKNTS PARK TO PARK Ui4 UlMlDLft Meeting to Discuss Project Well Attended SN0WFLAKEJ50Y DIES Chet Hunt, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hunt of Snow- flake, died at his home iast Tuesday afternoon. He, together with several other members of the famiiy had been stricken with the flu. The boy apparently contract ed bronchial pneumonia, and was unable to resist the fatal inroads of this dread disease. Mr. Will Cross of Hol brook, a relative of the fam ily went up -to Snowflake the afternoon of the boy's death. On Wednesday Mrs. Cross and Loa also went up to the funeral. Mrs. L. Cross, familiarly known to many she has cared j for in illness as "Auntie Cross" is also ill together with her grandaughter Alio Hattie Hunt. RETURNS FROM CALIFORNIA Attorney C. H. Jordan re turned from Santa Barbara last Friday afternoon. He had been absent about a week, going up to the coast town with Mrs. Henry Hun ing on her sad journey with her husband's body. Mr. Jordan remained in Santa Barbara for the fune ral. A will was left by the deceased, bequeathing his property largely to an adopt ed (laughter and to the child ren of a son who had died some years ago. Mrs. Hun ingisof :ourse, a benefici ary under the will. WINSLOW BURGLARS Last Wednesday Judge Crosby sentenced Frank Crain and Leo Silvers, who pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary to from not more than three nor less than one year, and not more than two nor less than one year, res pectively. These are the men aprehended in the rob bery at Babbitts store last week. Wednesday was also the day set for sentencing the Mexican whose still was raided by Sheriff last week. He received a fine of $150 and a jail sentence of three months. TO MOVE STORE SOON Mr. Henry Scorse informs us that it is his intention to move his stock of goods from its old location to the corner store room of the new building just being erected on Porter Street. This will be done as soon as the structure is completed. He will also move the val uable exhibit of ancient pot tery which was collected by the elder Mr. Scorse, to a safe location in the n e w building. Properly housed and protected this would be ona of the bost exhibitions to be seen any where in the country and should be val ued by the. townspeople as such. Mr.. Scorse also has plans under way for the occup ancy of the ' "Movie House" he has added to the east side of the new building. The Rees restaurant will occupy the room next to the store on Porter St. while the remainder of the struct ure has b?en let as office poms. HIGHWAY IPFTINKi ur tuinmcKiu I The Holbrook Chamber of Commerce held a called meeting in the Court 7ouse last Friday evening. The meeting was held primarily to afford an opportunity for a discussion, with its repre sentative! the Park to Park Highway projct. A large and keenly interested crowd of Holbrook's citizenry was present. Mr. Putney, head of the Putney interests in Albu querque and at present presi dent of the C. of C. in that city, was at the meeting and in response to a call for his opinion on the matter in hand delivered a straight to the shoulder argument of telling force in behalf of a live wire C. of C. Mr. Put ney should have been a law yer, at least he speaks straight to the point. The next speaker, Mr. Morrell, representing the Park to Park Highway or ganization made a very com plete case for his plan. A lariat-like circle of roads, all hard surfaced, which will join the great national play grounds or parks, is the dream of this organizstion. There will be C000 miles of road on this great highway, of which is already hard sur faced, touching 152 towns, olbrook among the num ber. The vast amount of money the "private owned Care tourist will -bring to thy country can be estimated bn the following figures. 10 1921 there were 1,272,00" sightseers passing over the country of which Go percent traveled by automobiie. It has been estimated that each tourist's expenses average $8.00 a day. Figure it up for yourself and see if it isn't worth while to "sell the tourist." To do this Mr. Morrell asserts we must pro vide adequate and comfort camping grounds, see that prices are not extortionate, and first last and all the time, build good roads. Other points touched upon were the nationalization of signs, making them uniform ly helpfdl and urging feder al legislation to provide an advertising fund to induce the tourists to see America first. He also strongly urg ed the formation of a club in Holbrook of at least 30 members with a $12.00 year ly fee, to push this work. After Mr. Aforrell's speech Ur. S. Earl Taylor was urg ed to give his opinion of the proper plan for the city to pursue in its search for de velopment and in an unmis takeabiy forceful manner presented the case of, our well known but neglected assets in the line of scenic wonders. He stated but more forcibly, what the News set forth several weeks ago. that this country had in a smaller radius more in teresting and fascinating ob jects for tourist exploration than any other known spot on the habitable globe. Dr. Taylor urged that we not let familiarity dull us to the importance of these great gifts of prodigal nature as a means of building up the fortunes of our town. Major Shipley next took the floor and stated succint ly his opinions to the as roa questions of Navajo Co. While we do not agree in to to with Mr. Shipley we have a great respect for his opin ions. From the accident of his location he naturally i holds a brief for the south- NAVAJO COUNTY I SUPERVISORAL DISTRICTS At its regular monthlv meeting this week the Board ci : j- i - j xt ui supervisors uiviueu aio Countv into three dis tricts, each of which will elect a supervisor. Thev are divided as follows: First District, Winslow; Second District, Keams Canyon, Holbrook. St. Josenh. Wood ruff and Snowflake; Third District, all the part o f Navajo Co. lying south of b'lownake. HOLBROOK BUSINESS MEN PROTEST DRAS TIC JLEGISLATION A bill recently introduced in the legislature at Phoenix, is being strongly protested against by Holbrook busi ness men. The bill is an attempt, so we understand, to give the Corporation Commission jurisdiction over the rates, taxes etc. of Insurance Companies doing business in Arizona. The companies consider it unfair and will withdraw from the state if the bill is passed. They have already done so in Mississippi on account of such laws, with disastrous results to pro perty owners, as can well be imagined. With no insur ance as a protection in case of fire or a security for loans, our finances would be dis osgrnized. TheC. of C, the Merch ants and Stockgrowers Bank, the A.C.M.I. the A.B. Schu ster Co, and various other organixatione and private individuals have telegraph ed their p-iotests to our re presentatives at Phoenix. C- OF C. LUNCHEON ON SATURDAY The local C. of C. will hold their second banquet on Sat. urday at one o'clock. It is certain that all members will be present, both because of the good eats, and also on account of the general good time, they all enjoyed on the last similar occasion. PEOPLE OF OUR TOWN The Autoiimitilist was taking KiiU' In mi Airplane when Hie Motoi stopped and lie jumped out from Force of Habit to see Wotinell was the Mat ter now. This teaches us that no An tomobllist should take n Joy Hide Riming the Clouds without first beiny Strapped to his Seat. em part of the county and it is fortunate in having such a determined advocate. After hearing these speak ers, Mr. Chamberlin who presided in his accustomed genial manner, called for some discussion, and as there seemed to be none then de clared the meeting closed. It was an interesting con ference from start to finish. Subscribe for the News 1 e HOLBROOK, NAVAJO COUNTY. ARIZONA, April 7, 1922 SOME FIGURES ON THE NAVAJO CO. ROAD QUESTION There has been the plea made recently that the road leading to Cooley and points m that direction has been greatly neglected in the matter of improvement. We were creditably informed that the following figure set forth the amount that has lately been expended as that secion of read. The Forest Reserve spent $60,000 to which the County added $40,000 more on the road from Snowflake to the Apache Indian Reservation ine. At present the work on the Holbrook to Snow- flake section is just comple ted, and has cost $35,000. So the total $135,000 used on this particular road would seem to be at least a fair share of the money Navajo Co. has scent on roads. Indeed there is no other road at the present date that has received so much. We fully agree that the southern part of the county is an important part of the county, all parts are impor tant. But there are many roads that need improve ment. C OF C MEETING MONDAY NIGHT Monday night the local C. of C. convened in the Court House for the consi deration of several import ant matters. Mr. Chamber- in as president opened the meeting. After the routine business was transacted the meeting got down to the consideration of new mat ters. The progress in the Arbor Day "Clean-up-the-Ceme-tary" movement' was re ported as progressing nice- y. Everyone was urged to be there and lend a helping hand. Mr. Chas. Osborne and Mr. R.P. Schuster were ap pointed as a membership committee and will be good "go-ahead" men in the posi tion. Later in the deliberations it was decided to have a banquet next Saturday at one o'clock, to be attended by all C. of C. members and whatever friend they might care to invite. A vote was taken by the organization as to spending money for adverfising in the Park to Park Highway ANTA-FLY CAMPAIGN OPENS IN OUR CITY The City Council, the M. I. A., the Chamber of Com merce, and the Woman's Club having all pledged their hearty support to the Anti fly and Clean Up Campaign, there remains no doubt of the success of the program. At a meeting held Wed nesday night in the school gym, and most ably presid ed over by Mrs. Jesse Hulet, several speakers forcefully propounded the menace to health of the fly and the general unsightliness of tin can alleys and rubbish bord ered highways. Mr. Lee in his speech as sured the Womans Club of the hearty cooperation of the Town Council. Mr. Farr added points of value in re gard to the fly extermina- tionjplan and the value of tree planting to a commu nity, while Mr. W. E. Fer guson held a brief against CHAUTAUQUA COM. MEETS The executive committee of the Ellison White Chau tauqua met in the court room on Tuesday evening, to reDort Drosress and lav plans for the future. It was decided to have another meeting next Tues day evening April 11th. All memoers of the com mittee are urered to be ore- sent as final plans import ant to the success of the Chautauqua will be formu lated at that time. ANTLERS CLUB HOLD SMOKER TUESDAY EVENING The popular Antlers Club of our city held one of its jolly "Smokers" last Tues day night. A good crowd was present and all enjoyed themselves enthusiastically. Toward midnight a delicious lunch was served and done full justice by the assembl ed Elks. Who but a con firmed dyspeptic ever refus ed a midnight feed! Here's to many more of ,em. MR. AND MRS. C.H. J5R0WNHERE Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Brown well known to almost ali Holbrook people reached here early Wednesday morn ing. They expect to re main until Saturday, and are being entertained a t the James Scorse residence. Sir. Brown was engaged in the sheep business i n Navajo Co. far many years and while at present resid ing in Los Angeles has busi ness interests in the Mer chants and Stock growers Bank of our city. Mr. C. W. Cook, Manag ing Director of the Adama na Oil Co, went to Los Ang eles last Saturday to be near Mrs. Cook during her pre paration for a major opera tion. Log Book and was decided in the negative. A committee, consisting of Messrs. Prescott, D. L. Bundy, Mark Bryan, Henry Lee, and W. F. .Williams, was appointed to take up the matter of a Municipal Camping Ground with the Town Council. This complet ed the business of the even ing. the tin can as a nuisance, a trespasser, and a harborer of flies which he presented to the court of public opin ion in a most convincing manner. Miss Bouton, of the Uni versity Extension work was present and paid a most glowing tribute to the men of the town for their inter est in such matters for the public good. With the as. sistance of Professor Bran nigan she exhibited pictures of the fly in all his horrible filth. No one, after having seen these slides, can with equanimity view the intrud ing tiy calmly parading a cross his bread and butter. Its death to the fly in Hol brook. Mrs. Jordan reatd an original jingle on the fly and this made up the program of the evening. The clean up week designated by the City Council is next week. MR. R. L NEWMAN OUR SHERIFF, CORNERS THE PRUNE MARKET Try This Record On Your Victrola, Papa, Potatoes, Prunes and Prisms! If the price of dried prunes hasn't "riz" in Holbrook latelv there is nothing in the law of supply and de mand. The demand tor them must have been enormous and our efficient Sheriff and his deputy cornered enough of them last Saturday to last a New York boarding house for sixteen years. They, still referring to the prunes, were long past their usefulness as table fruit but were just acquiring the kick necessary to satisfy those who, to paraphrase an old saying "look upon the mule when'it is white." More than that you could smell them a mile. On last Friday the Sheriff discovered the still, a very crude home-made affair, the principal parts of which seemed to be an old keg a five gallon oil can with a spout, some bent copper tub ing and a half baked tortilla. No Susan. The tortilla is not for you to bite on. It was mereiv a crude manner of retaining the steam. When not in use the whole con raption was concealed be neath the bedroom floor. The mash from which the delectable? nectar was drawn was most artfully concealed. 1 he sheriff took the re porter into a rock hou5e, dirt floored, and said; "The barrels are here. Look around. Do you see 'em?" We looked and we didn't which latter we admitted and in so doing proved our- self no sleuth. A couple of shoyels wielded most effect ively by Mr. Newman, and Mr. O. C.Williams soon turn ed back about ten inches of dirt on the room floor and theie in a tarpaulin covered crypt, were more stewed? beg pardon, meant to say -soaked nrunes than we ever saw in one place in our life before. The Sheriff brought the whole outfit to town from its location about a mile and a half east and slightly south of Holbrook. In addition to their stock in trade, he brought in a Mexican and three women, his mother, wife and sister. On Wed nesday the man was senten ced. The women were bound over to the Superior Court. Sheiriff Newman needs no pcaise from us as an officer, but we claim that it is a su perior sleuth who can un cover evidence under ten inches of Arizona 'dobe. JEWELRY STORE WILL MOVE TO NEW LOCATION Mr. Hughes our progres sive jeweler has leased rooms in the new Scorse building adjoining those let to Dr. Bazell. They will provide him with a commodious show room and work room and will serve to set off his a 1 ready fine stock to good advant age. The Scorse building is rapidly filling up with de sirable tenants and the News is glad to welcome them to a "good neighborhood." W. W. Franklin spent Monday in Winslow on busi ness, returning home Tues day where a car of Over lands was awaiting his arrival. Vol. 13 No. 49 NEW LAW OFFICES Mr. Edward Horton, who returned just this week from a short trip to Phoenix where ne naa oeen called by the government for examina tion of injuries now happily almost healed but resulting from being gassed in the war, has decided to open up law offices in Holbrook. He vyill be situated in a part of the Crouse property located on Railroad Ave. He will have the east half of the building, the north half be ing already occupied by the Ellis Transfer Co. We ex tend our cordial good wishes to Mr. Horton and nssnrp him that Holbrook is "not a halt bad place." ELDERLY WOMAN DIES IN TAYLOR THIS WEEK Mrs.. Standafird of Taylor heard the last great "call this week, and passed into the Better Land. She has been a rasident of this country for a good while, and leaves a large family to mourn her loss. She was the grandmother of Mr. Geo. Hatch, employed by the Jennings Auto Co as salesman. DR. BAZELL ARRANGES OR NEW OFFICES Dr. J. W. Bazell has ar ranged for a suite of rooms in the new Scorse building on Porter St. He will move his office to that location as soon as the rooms are com pleted. They are being part itioned off and., finished to neet with his approval. We ire glad he b moving in this neighborhood. Now if we mash our finger in the press we'll be able to .get to a doctor in a hurry. THE OIUMUMN It tcill 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. The new cable for the Ad amana well arrived Wednes day and was taken out to the well immediately, and as soon as it was adjusted ac tive work on the big hole was commenced. Addition al casing from El Paso is ex pected in Saturday and then rapid and satisfactory pro gress is expected. A rather heavy gas piessure at the well is very encouraging to that they are near a success ful proof of their well. Mr. C. R. Furr, Sec. of the Arizon?. Consolidated Oil Co. who have the contract for drilling the Adamana well is in town this week, putting his company's local business in good shape. This is in itself a good sign. o Mrs. R.C. Creswell, Jr. is expected ia 761brook this week to pay a visit to her listers, Miss Pressely and Mrs. L.D. Smyth, Mrs. Cre swell -has spent most of the past winter in Phoenix.