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H0LBR60K NEWS, HOLBROOK. ARIZONA, AUGUST 4 1922
THE HOLBROOK NEWS Published Every Friday By The Holbrook News Company Claire H. Jordan, Editor Entered at the postoffice at Holbrook. May 14. 1U09. as second-class matter. T tsoDScrlptloo Bates One year $3.00, kix months $1.50, three months (L No subscription less than 3 months. OUB STANDARD Right, Truth, Justice in all our dealings with the public; political, social and industrial; a sence of responsibility to our constituen cy and our loyalty to the interests of Holbrook and Navajo county. THE VACATION SUPERB! Dssert Area Nsar Holbrook Offers Weird and Wide Choices to Vacationists. Courtesy of Mr. Mel Baker Reprinted from Automobile Club of Ariz. Magazine (Continued from last week's issue.) And now fill up on water, gas and oil and start for the Indian county. Take the road due north to" Jetty-to Springs, about six miles, where food, oil and gas are obtainable and Mr. Roberts will direct you to Polacca, Toreva and Ofibi, the cliff homes of the Hopi Indians. If you are so fortunate to be in this vicinity during mid dle August you will have an oppoj tunity to witness a sight which will thrill your grand-children, the Hopi Snake Dance, daring which liva, deadly rattlesnakes and "sidewinders" are carried between the teeth of the dancing prieuts. As this is a religious ceremony, a sup plication for rain, the date is determined by the suns position and is not known before the first of August. fcr:v' ' r : .-. S. . -I 1TIM 111 Walpi, picturesque mesa of the Purple Sage where the Hopi Snake Dance is held The exaet date can be secured at that time by writ ing Mr. L.' Cad well, representative of the Automobile Club of Arizona at Holbrook. From this interesting spot you can travel due west, through Indian Wells, past Sunrise Springs to the Corn fields. From Mr. Black, the genial trader at this point, you ean secure food, water, oil and gas and information regarding the road to Chinle. This route carries you through Beautiful Valley, the heart of the Navajo coun try, where other petrified forests may be seen. . Excellent accomodations are provided at Chinle by Mr. Stagg at his hotel and trading post. Horses and Indian guides may be secured for a trip into Canyon De Chelly and Canyon Del Muerto, where may be found many of the famous cliff-dwellings, including the White House. These canyons can never be pictured by brush or pen. Their magnificience is far beyond the power of portrayal. You must either see them for yourself or re main in ignorance. Prevail upon Mr. Stagg during your stay there to tell you the story of how an old Indian medecine-man, a few years ago, predicted the coming of a second Flood and how almost the entire reservation left home and stock and climbed to the top of the Lukachukai Moun tain, and the story of the queer practices pertaining to those on their death-beds. And perhaps you can see the old squaws crouching outside of the door near his store covered with blankets to prevent them seeing, or being seen by, their son-in-laws, which according to their be lief would result in blindness to both participants. One can not help but wonder if this laudable customs is not based upon a keener insight into family affairs than is our own supposedly civilized'. After you leave Chinle, which will be several days later than you originally planned, take the road leading north-west towards Kayenta. A few miles out one passes through rock formation which fairly staggers him. The Garden of the Gods and the Red Rocks of Morrison, in Colorado, dwindle into insignificance by comparison. This is a hundred mile trip and care should be exercised to secure as accurate road information as possible before leaving Chinle. The roads are usually in good shape but the various detours and swings have a tendency to confuse the driver. At the third Govern ment windmill, about fifteen miles from Kayenta, turn at an acute angle to the southwest. Beware of starting off the road to get water from everything that looks like a lake, particularly if you can see the reflection of trees in it and cattle wading knee deep, because it is'nt a lake, its a mirage. However, in case you become lost on any roads, a Navajo will appear from somewhere as if dropped from the blue. Offer him a cigarette and ask him "Haw-de, Ho-steen John hogan?" (Which way to Mr. John's house. John Wetherill at Kayenta is known all over the reser vation.) Or "Haw-de Chin-li, "(Chinle) or Haw-de Esh-yah'-kin?", (Holbrook). Then if you can understand sign language and are lucky you will find yourself at your destination, which in this case is the very comfortable hotel, trading post I YHE UHIYTHSAL CAR I MiMSM!m. I Attention FofdOwmrs! Ford parts, like almost everything else worth while, are counterfeited. Imitation parts are manufactured to SELL at the highest possible rate of profit and the grades of steel used are consequently not the same high quality, specially heat treated alloy steels specified in Ford formulas for the manufacture of GEN UINE FORD PARTS. Don't be misled Insist upon GENUINE FORD PARTS made by the Ford Motor Company. By so doing you will get from 35 to 100 per cent more wear from them, and you will pay the lowest possible cost the same everywhere. 50 OF GENUINE FORD PARTS RETAIL FOR LESS THAN 10c EACH Ask for Parts Price List When your Ford car, or Fordson tractor needs attention, call on us. For remember we are prop erly equipped, employ competent mechanics, and . U3e Genuine Ford and Fordson parts in all repair work; JENNINGS AUTO CO Holbrook, Arizona library and museum of the Wetherills, but which is first of all a home. A day or so is well spent viewing the volcanic re mnants known as Church Rock, and Agatha's Needle, and watching the Navajo blanket weavers at work, or perhaps you may be permitted to be present at a "Sing" or a Sand-painting, or you can watch Professor Regan train the childish minds at the Indian School. This was one of President Rooseeelt's favorite spots. I". V.-V4 Butterfly Dance of Hopi on Walpi Mesa Within easy horse-back distance are the cliff-cities of Betatakin and Keet Seel. A volumn of description would give you but a vague impression of these glorious cities which were abandoned before the downfall of the Roman Empire. One must see to believe and it is not always possible then. The crowning glory of the trip is also reached by horse-back from Kayenta, the Rainbow Natural Bridge. Guides and horses are furnished by the Wetherills on short notice. The trip requires several days and leads through a part of the United States which is practically unknown to white-men. Past the great Navajo mount ain which is the supposed location of a fabulously rich lost mine. Rainbow Bridge is not only marvelously colored, but is of such stupendous size that it would tower one hundred feet above the brink of Niagara Fallsif its base could be put in the waters below. Upon your return to Holbrook you may be a trifle travel worn and weary, but you will have had' a vaca tion which you will not in later years confuse with any other vacation you have taken. You will have had a vacation to date things by. Your 1922 vacation will be forever fixed in your mind, and the routine of your daily work can be made to vanish in an instant by the recol lection of some sight or experience of this trip. Jim's experience on the beach, or Frank's recital of his trip on the lake will not make you envious, it will only give you an emotion of patronizing and amused tolerance. Let the other fellow have his golf and surf. Come on, and take a real vacation among the mirages and majestic re ality of the desert. GOOD ROADS MODERN MARVEL Department of the News helps to keep up Enthusiasm Subscribe For The News $3 Year' c K Fnierupofsriow. The good roads movement oi tne present century might be compared with the devel opment of the railroad in this country during the nine teenth century. They do for the pleasure and com mercial benefit of the people in remotest settlement what the iron roadway did in the pioneer days. Good roads have come to stay. Not only that, but new roads are needed in sections yet handicapped by lack of them, and education must go on until every point may be reached in comfort and at small expense of time and money, and farm ers and other producers se cure the outlet for their goods which tends to ex pand trade, chansre loss to profit and develop rich sec tions inconveniently placed. The good roads column in the News contains much information in connection with improved methods in construction and mainten ance, and should be follow ed by all readers who wish to see the ranid development of this phase of our national life. SERVICES CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF I. D S. Sunday School at 10:30 A. M. Afternoon Services at 2:00 P. M. M. I. A. meeting at 7:30 All are cordially invited,. CATHOUC SERVICE Sunday 10:00 a. m. Sun day school conducted in Spanish. ' Sunday 11:00 a. m. Sun day school conducted in English. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS 53335?? i ANTISEPTIC BARBER SHOP Open Sundays from 9 till 1 for SHINES and BATHS 1 Sealed proposals will be re ceived by The Navajo County Highway Commission until l A.M. Aug. 7th. 1922, for the following work on the Winslow Reservation road, located at John's Draw, 23 miles north of Winsiow, for construction of 8 panel wooden bridge, 45 ft. long. The work consists of approxi mately the following;- 5000 ft. Bridge Lumber in place. 33 cu. yds. Rubble Masonry Buttmpnts. Specifications may be obtained from W,J. Hook way. Secretary. Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check for 5 per cent of the total amount bid. ProDOsals shall be addressed to W.J. Hookway, Secretary, and plainli marked outside of envelope "Proposals fpr Sec. G. Project 6." The commission reserves the right to reject any or all biJ.s, W. J. Hookway. Secretary, Highway Commission, F July 21 L Aug. 4 Notice to Contractors Sealed proposals will be re ceived by The Navajo County Highway Commission until 11 A.M. Aug. 7th, 1922, for the following work on the VVinslow Reservation road. The work consists of approxi mately the following:- Construction of Class "B" Dips. 62 cu. yds. Class "A" con crete. 225 cu. yds. Coarse gravel base in dips. Specifications maybe obtained from J.W. Hookway, Secretary. Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check for 5 per cent of the total amount bid. Proposals Bhall be addressed to W.J. Hookway, Secretary, and plainly marked on outs:de of envelope " Proposals for Sec. H. Project 6." The Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids. W. J. Hookway, Secretary. Highway Commission. F July 21 L. Aug. 4. f 1 X M (Zl GUV FRANKLIN. PRAP I t Let THE IDEAL LAUNDRY do your fine wasting We specialize in Washing Navajo Blankets Give us a trial. F. D. Howe, prop. Winslow, Ariz. The Holbrook Drug Company "AT THE BUSY CORNER" We carry a complete line of drugs, toilet articles and preparations. We can furnish you with Donofrios icecream, fresh candies, cigars, cigarettes and magazines. YOURS FOR SERVICE I We Handle Only Genuine Indian Curios Brilliant Navajo Blankets Artistic Pueblo Pottery Curious Plaques and tightly woven Baskets Kachina Dolls and Gay Gourd Medicine Rattles All Straight from the Land of Mysterious Imagin ings, the Navajo Plains and Cliff Dwellings of the I Eerie Hopi Snake Priests. I L. B. PUTNEY MERC. CO. Holbrook Arizona RAGS! RAGS! RAGS! 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Men and women agents are building up a good business selling them. Agents wanted everywhere. Price $1 pound postpaid. RHEUMATISM HERBCOMPANY, Adv. Ocean Park, California No. 12198. Washington. D. C May 11, 1922 Whereas, by satisfactory evi dence presented to the under signed, it has been made to ap pear that "The First National Bank of Holbrook" in the Town of Holbrook in the County of Navajo and State of Arizona has complied with all the provisions of the Statutes of the United States, required to be complied with before an association shall be authorized to commence the business of Banking; Now therefore I, D. K. Cria sinscer Comptroller of the Cur rency, do hereby certify that ' The First N ational Bank of Hoi -brook" in the Town of Holbrook in the County of Navajo . and State of Arizona is authorized to commence the business of Bank ing as provided in Section Fifty one hundred and sixty nine of . the Revised Statutes of the United States. In testimony whereof witness my hand and Seal of office this eleventh day of May, 1922. (Seal.) R. D. CRISSINGER, Comptroller of the Currency. tf. We will pay spot cash for Ford touring car or roadster bodies in usable condition. JENNINGS AUTO CO.