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THE HOIUBMOK NEWS Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS HOLBROOK, NAVAJO COUNTY. ARIZONA, April 21, 1922 Vol 13 No. 51 ST. JOHNS PRESENTS I THE OPERA ROBIN HOOD - Large and enthusiastic audiences greet present ation cf home tal ent performance The St. Johns Opera Co. toured the vicinity last week with their production of the Operetta, Robin Hood. They appeared in St. Johns, Snowflake and twice in Flagstaff. Many Holbrook people went up to Snowflake to see the performance and all join in according it high praise. Such a musical or ganization is a credit to the community which produces it. Among those from our city who attended the Snow flake presentation v ere ChaSy 'Cooley, Marguerite Cousins and Mr. and Mrs. Cousins, Millie Lee, Loa Cross .and her guest Miss Schaffer, Mrs. Cross and her daughter Allie, the Sher woods, Jennings and Mil lers, together with some of the younger set. HOTEL CHANGES HANDS Mr. Belding has taken over the management of the City Hotel and will run it in connection with his already nourishing business at the Commercial. . Mr. Belding has been very successful in his hotel ven ture but it is only what was to be expected from such a thoroughly capable and effi cient man. The lobby at the Commer cial Hotel isr daily growing more attractive in its furn ishings. Harvey Jouses have nothing on us. FAMOUS SPEED KING PASSES THRU CITY r The world renowned auto racer, Barney Old field was in Holbrook Thursday. He was traveling east in a Mar mon roadster. The famous speed king stopped at the Ford Garage to see Mr. Jennings but the latter had left for Phoenix just the night before. We're getting lots of famous ones in the county these days first Mary-and then Barney! NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Say It With Insurance and Take the Worry Out of Life. See our New $10,000 Policy. If you di?f it pays $10,000. If you are accidently killed, it pays $20,000. If you be come totally disabled, it pays $100.00 per month. Larger or smaller policies in proportion. Better be Safe than Sorry. For further information telephone, call or write W. B. WOODS, Dist. Agent Holbrook, Ariz. Phone 5. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Behn came up from Winslow on Sunday. They were most enjoyably entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clem mons, with a most delight ful dinner. Mrs. Behn is Mrs. Clemmons sister. I Mr. H. W. Hughes is moving into his I new Jewelry Store next week. He will be permanently situated in the Scorse f I Building on Porter St. 5 BALL GAME SATURDAY Thev sav that "revenue is sweet." Here's hoping of it as we like sweet things. The Winslow Hi team will play the Holbrook Hi team our city on Saturday after noon, the 22nd. The game is scheduled for 2:30. Every body be there. NEW STORE TO 0PEN SOON It is reported that there is to be a new store opened in Holbrook in the near future. Mr. Arthur Schuster is mak ing alterations is one of the looms in the Commercial Hotel block and will put in a stock of goods in the near future. ' This is a fine loca tion and the store will un doubtedly be a success. NEW FIRM SCHEDULED FOR HOLBROOK Local Insurance Business Changes Hands Judge D. J. Thomas has disposed of his prosperous Insurance business to Gil bert E. Greer, a St. Johns attorney. Mr. H. M. Moritz of our city will be associated with him in this enterprise. The new company will be known as 'The Holbrook Insurance Agency." Lloyd Henning, who has resided in this locality for many years, and was form erly connected with the Hol brook newspaper world (and because of this shortcoming of his youth we feel that hel should have compassion on our frailties)- will be the Manager in charge of the newly organized concern. At an early date the com pany will open up a down town office, which w ill be entirely devoted to insurance business. This will be the first time that Holbrook has had a firm dealing exclusive ly in Insurance. We wish the firm and its members all possible success. WATER TANK LEAKS Leaks having developed in the cement storage tank on the hill, pumping had to be stopped for the time being. Mr. Orman, the Denver con tractor, is expected in Fri day morning. It is to be hoped that he will be able to remedy matters satisfact orily. The water mains have all been tested and only one large leak, so we are told, near the Hi School, has de veloped. When the water was first turned into the pipes and the hydrants open ed it was amusing to see the compressed air rush- out that is, we didn't see the air, but we did see all the dust and iron rust it brought with it. Then later the pipes were washed out with water. Mr. Walton of Winslow came up Saturday afternoon returning home Sunday. During his stay here he went out to the Peterson ranch a bout twenty miles from town. We understand that he was going to do some broncho busting but when he looked the cayuses over he changed his mind. Patricia Trio at Chautauqua Personnel of Unusually Gifted Artists i .--s SI - i ?rKi f Miss Tutrlola Hale, soprano with the Tafrlcla Trio, Is a product of two of the lurgi'St conservatories of this country and completed her voeul eilucuilon by studying under some of the best masters in New York City. She. lias a btim t'ul soprano voice, particularly well adapted to operatic arias, as well as Ifght ep songs and ballads. Beulah Margolis, dramatic reader, is a pupil of Isabel Curglitil Heilcher, we!) known In Lyceum and Chautauqua circles. Sho is a very capable reader und dramatic ipipersonator. The third member of this unusual company Is A. W. Callam, baritone, of Montreal, Oamida, who has successfully concertiJied In the United States for the pa-n two yearii. Many of the number's are given with Irish harp accompaniment, played by Miss Htniluh Margolis. The Irish harp is one of the most desirable of accompanying Instruments. Next Week the Chautauqua Will be in Our Home Town. Everybody come and enjoy the treat. If a solicitor offers you a ticket-buy it! Tf tkpv Vmnnpn to overlook vou-hunt them up. Coming COME AND BRING YOUR MONEYALONG The Guarantors of the Chautauqua are urgently re quested to be present at a meetingto.be held Monday night at eight o'clock, in the Court House. This is of vital importance. Comeand bring all the money you have collected and make your report. Don't neglect this. Important! ARISTOCRATS OF BEEF DOM Mr; Reecf who owns a big ranch near Pry Lakes was in )ur city this week. He wes act in j? a3 a reception committee for a couple of thoroughbred two year old Hereford bulls that had been shipped to him from Mn30uri. These Herefords have wjnderfully good points and I jjk a? if they had ju3t stepped out of thi illustrated pages of some Stockmen's Journal. Mr. Reed informs us that he has some two hundred head of cattle of about the same grade a!ready on the ranch. The Here fords excited a great deal of interest when they were exhi bited on Hiiiroad Ave. last Tues day. More cattle of this sort would vastly improve the cattle industry of this country as a whole. A POLITICAL CERTAINTY ANNOUNCEMENT The report is beirg circulated that I am going to be a candi date for Judge of the Superior Cvjrt. and, at this time. I wish to stite that such a report is entirely erroneous, as I have r.o intent on of running for Judge of the Superior Court, or any other office, and have not Lad any euch intention. C. H. Jordan C. H. Jordan was in Wins low on Tuesday, returning home Wednesday. He came home with a white carna tion in his button hole, and we would like to know where he got it! r . t s- Tea ,77- frffe next week! BITTEN BY SKUNK HY DROPHOBIA FEARED A little boy from Showlow came down on the Stage Wednesday and was sent immediately to Winslow for medical attention. He was bitten Tuesday night by a skunk which crawled into the house through a hole in the floar. From its actions the members of the family fear that the animal was mad. It was killed and its body has been sent off for examination. THAT'S ALL I KNOW ABOUT IT We are entirely willing to admit our benighted ignor ance when it comes to a matter of law. But this last week we received a lit tle free tutelage in that line when we accepted an invit ation from our friend Judge Sapp to be present at a case tried in the Justice Court late last week. The plain tiff in the case was Mrs. Lunsford and the defendant was Mrs. Kowena Woods. It was our first appearance in the Justice Court and we were all eyes, but aside from the fact that werecog nized presiding Judge Easley and are rather iamiharly acquainted with the defend ant s attorney, (J. 11. Jordan, we are rather vague in our minds as to just what trans pired. We don't believe on the whole though that either one of the attornies would have the temerity to argue with their respective wives as they did with each other, But at last we heard the Judge say that the case was dismissed and in the words of a dusky damsel who was a witness; "That's all I know about it." A SUNDAY VISITOR Mr. Chas. Heyn, bank offi cial of Gallup, came up from the Carbon City last Sun day. We have many beau ties --scenic and otherwise in or near 7olbrook that appeal to a man of discri mination such as Mr. Hey a. WILD, WILD WINDS MAKE WILD BALLS kM BOYS Old man Boreas sent all the winds of heaven shriek ing down on Arizona last Saturday and thereby sadly disarranged a perfectly good base-ball game. Winslow Hi team met the Holbrook Hi team on the Railroad City diamond for the first game of the season, and it was S.O.S. for ours. The Holbrook Battery composed of Louis Divlebess and Arnold Lee as pitchers with Joe Koury behind the catchers mitt, are some husky lads but in spite of their good work and the support of the team, the adverse conditions were too much for them and the final tally was Winslow 20 Hol brook 10. But the team put up a good scrap, and there are other times coming. How the boys . managed to play at all in the dust is a mat ter for wonder. Perfectly good strikes got so much curve on them from the wind that they were turned into balls and might have been called balloons. Any way they blew upl The game had a surplus of wild, wild women, wild balls, and wilder boys. Next time we play in such a wind storm we'll hoist the S.O.S. signal right at the start. It can't be did. WORK ON FIRST, NATIONAL BANK The workmen were husv this week on the remodeling of the south part of the Drug Store making it readv for thfi oepnn. ancy of the First National Bank. a re-inrorcea concrete vault i9 bein? erected. amDlv larcre to hold more money than a country editor ever expects to see. 1) PICNIC AT CLEAR CREEK . Mft and Mrs. W. C, Fer guson, their daughter Violet and Afi and Mrs. Axline motored to Winslow Sunday. There they joined the G. C. Halls in a picnic party to Clear Creek which was great ly enjoyed by all. Miss Violet Ferguson stay ed on a day or two longer for a visit with Mary Nell Hall and her sister. THE OIL COLUMN 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. ADAMANA NO 1, Excellent progress is re ported at the Adamana well, and work is going forward exactly as per program. The management wishes to withold any particularized information as regards mech anical progress in the ex pectation of making a defi nite statement in the next week's issue. GENERAL Dr. S. Earl Taylor is ex pected to return from an Eastern trip Friday morn ing. Mr. T. C. Harrison, a geologist is still out in the field making a complete sur vey of oil indications. EARLY SETTLER DIES D. F. Hart, for a long time a resident of Winslow, died there last week. He was over 91 years of age. Mr. Hart came to this country in 1882. He served in the Civil War and is identified in large measure with the early his tory of this part of the coun try. He had a contract and furnished most of the ties for the building of the Santa b e track between Hagstaii and the New Mexico line. He was buried in the Wins low cemetery and is survived by a wife and four sons. FORMER RESIDENT OF CITY SERIOUSLY IN JURED IN AERO PLANE ACCIDENT Word has reached Hol brook that Claude Penning ton, at one time a resident of Holbrook was seriously injured in an accident to an areoplane in which he was riding near Wichita, Kan sas. Hi3 injuries are ser ious and his father, Mr. W. E. Pennington a resident of this town, is leaving for Kansas at once. It is to be hoped that the accident is not so serious as first report ed NINE LIVES SNUFFED OUT FRIDAY NOT ONE SURVIVES Last Friday afternoon while engaged in a rather prosaic search after the un offending "bunny" a party of Holbrookites made an un expected bag of larger game. Mrs. W. W. Franklin and children, accompanied, by Mrs. Toeile and her son, drove out near the Zuck place on the La Rioux Wash Friday afternoon on rabbit shooting bent. In search of the timid game Mr. Toeile was skirting the base of the rock cliffs along the hill when a sound attracted his atten tion, and looking up he saw a lithe figure outlined again st the brown of the stone. A shot directly to the heart and the snarling, spitting mass of teeth and fur and claws, lay limp at his feet. Closer examinations prov ed that it was a good sized wild cat, with a beautiful pelt. At least this is the story of the killing as told to the editor, but truth com pels us to state that when we saw the big cat it was lying dead at Mrs. ToeHe's feet in the car and Mrs. Toeile was holding in her hands the gun, a 22 Reming ton that had done the deed. Anyway, we are sure of this, even if. the cat did have nine lives, they were all gone then. Mr. John H. Wootan, of California, stopped off in Holbrook last Friday, and spent a day in looking over the field generally. He was on his way home from a trip to the Texas fields. Mr. Waite, editor of the St. Johns Herald accomp anied by his daughter paid Holbrook a visit during the earlier part of the week. irf $ I Dr. J. W. Bazell wishes to announce to I his clientele that he will occupy his new I suite of office rooms in the Scorse Building I on Porter St. sometime during the ensuing I week. s MARVELOUSMARY GARDEN SINGS ON EASTER SUNDAY The Famous Prima Donna Delights Large Winslow . Audience It is rarely indeed that a celebrity, especially a musi cal one, is also what is gen erally referred to as human. But charming Mary Garden proved an exception to the rule when she graciously sang a selection for the en joyment of the crowd gath ered in Winslow to greet her train on its arrival from the Coast. Miss Garden and company were en route to Denver where they were scheduled to appear in Grand Opera. - Standing on the observa tion platform of her car, Mary Garden herself, sang "Coming Through The Rye" Two of her company, Miss Maxwell, and Miss Pavloska sang"The Last Rose of Sum mer" and ' 'Mighty Lak a Rose". The great singer further showed her thought fulness when she bestowed an Easter egg on Walter Belding who was in Winslow with his parents. The fin est are often the most con siderate. Many have heard Mary Garden of the incom parably golden voice through the medium of the phono graph but few in this west ern country have had the privilege of hearing ?.nd see her in person. Wm. J. Plant told us that Miss Garden seemed to en- i joy the experience as much : as did' the crowd. Her eye j was particularly taken by the i picturesque cowboy on the outskirts of the crowd who offered to sing, "Oh, What a Pal was Mary." VISIT IN RAILROAD CITY Mr. and Mrs. DeGrasse and children, accompanied by Mercy McAllister, motor ed down to Winslow Easter Sunday to attend the beau tiful services held in the Catholic Church. After service the De Grasse family enjoyed a delightful dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wigely, who will be remem bered as residents of our city at one time. - Monday night Mr. and Mrs. De Grasse and John Miller drove to Snowflake to attend the Operetta. Afterward they were treat ed to a delicious midnight ' Iun6h by Mr. Miller's mother and returned home rejoicing in the "cold gray dawn of the morning after." The first ball game of the season will be played be tween the Town team and Winslow team on Sunday the 30th. At time of going to press it has not been de cided in which town the ?ame will be held. Mr. H. A. Cooper left for Los Angeles Sunday. He will enter a hospital as soon as he arrives there and sub mit to a major operation. Mrs. Cooper ha3 returned from a sojourn on the Coast.