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Boost the Oil Industry in Our Field -Boost Everyday
Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field
Vol 13 No. 51
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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
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!
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
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."
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.
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.
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.
. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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."
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.

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