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St VA1 TH HOLEMOOEC Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil 'Field SINGLE COPIKS TEN CENTS HOLBROOK. NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA, Oct 13. 1922 Vol 14 No. 24 MEWS DEMOCRATS HOLD WELL AT TENDED MEETING WED. NIGHT Congressman Carl Hayden Receives Enthusi astic Reception Last Wednesday night the Democrat State Candidates spoke to a large and atten tive gathering of Holbrook voters. The meeting was held in the Pastime Theatre and Atty. VV. E. Ferguson acted as Chairman. Mr. Chas. Howe, who is a candidate for State Tax Commissioner made a short pithy speech, quite in keep ing with his usual modera tion and good sense. All who know Mr. Howe re spect and like him and he is a man well fitted for the duties to which he aspires. Congressman Carl Hayden was the speaker of the even ing who held the audiences attention most closely. Mr. Hayden isxieservedly' popu lar and his speech which centered around the three topics of the Soldier Bonus, the Tariff and the Colorado River Project was not only to the point, but was highly instructive as well. He made his position on the;e points unmistakeable and .carried conviction of the rectitude of his stand-in behalf of the soldiers and of all reclama tion projects, but most es pecially those near at hand. There is no doubt that Carl Hayden is a man who is most valuable to the State, of Ari zona and whose return to his .present office at the com ing election is imperative if the voters have the real in terest of this Commonwealth at heart. Gov. Hunt, the last speak er, said that taxation was his issue. He also related an amusing incident of Diplomatic life in Siam. GIRLS! LISTEN TO THIS! Would You Like to go to the Fair Free? The Arizona State Fair at Phoenix is making a wond erful offer to the girls of Navajo County, They are offering to pay all the ex penses of a gorgeous trip to the Fair to the young Jady of Navajo Co. who receives the most votes from readers of the local' newspapers.) Nor is this all, when the young lady reaches Phoenix she will meet representatives j of the t)ther counties of thej state and from their num-' ber will be chosen the Queen of Beauty for the State b air. In addition valuable prizes will be awarded. In this paper you will find a nominating coupon good for 500 votes. Clip it and write in the name of the young lady you wish to have this trip. The only restric tions are that the young lady must be a resident of Navajo County and that the votes must be in our hands not later than Thursday noon. The five receiving highest number of votes will be nominated and then can make the race. The next two ;ssu:s of the paper will contain the vot ing coupons worth 100 votes. It is a wonderful chance so cut out the nominating cou pon and start some girl in the race. Mail your nomi nating coupons or bring them in person not later than Thursday noon, Oct. 19, The Holbrook Hi Plays the Flagstaff Hi Saturday. HERE FROM DENVER - Harry Jamison, well known cattle buyer and stock man of Denver was in Holbrook late last week. He always brings his genial smile with him. Mr. E. J. McDermott, al sj of Denver was in .our city at the same time. Mr. Mc Dermott has several land leases north of town and is interested in the cattle situa tion in this section. HOW DO THEV GETTHAT WAY Yes, they had a most de lightful trip. Mr. Austin killed a turkey, too, a big one. Professor Brani gan only got what the little boy shot at, and of course the women folks, just Mrs. Branigan and the teachers didn't count much on a hunt ing trip except at Bustling grub. But Mr. Toelie took unto himself (he star part. He staged a revival of the Babes in the Woods with himself a solus in the princi pal role. iles;ijs that he climbed most a million hills each live thousard feet high before he finally reached camp. This may be just a little exaggerated, but the fact remains the same, that he was lost, and good and lost too, for awhile. FIRE! FIRE! Are you afraid of fire, Mr. or Mrs. Householder of Hol brook? Do you wa'nt to help avoid disastrous fires in the future? Then come out tc the meeting held next Tues day night, Oct. 17 in the Town riill at eight o'clock. A volunteer iire depart ment will be formed. All the nt cess ary fire fighting equfpment has arrived. Th s is of greatest interest to the people of the town as it will result in a material lowering of Insurance rates. It is the plan to hold a Fireman's Ball later on in order to purchase raincoats and southwester hats for the fire fighters. Be sure and come. The Town Coun cil is calling this meeting as it considers this a very im portant move. Don'c for get, Tuesday, Oct. 17. at the Town Hall. ' Mrs. D. J. Thomas and her daughter Rachel with their guest, Mr. Chas. Heyn of Gallup, motored to Spring erville last Saturday return ing home Sunday. They report a very pleasant trip. Attend the public meeting intKeTown Hall, Oct. 17 at eight o'clock relative to forming a Volunteer Fire Dept. Called by Town Council. adv. Mrs. Kate Kinney of Man-, ila was in Holbrook late last week. She finds her time vary full this fall, as in addi tion to her school duties she is doing quite a little speak ing in different parts of the county. Mrs. Kinney is a cry well qualified speaker and this last week was ask ed to address the Woman's Club in Winslovv. Help fight fire by forming a Volunteer Fire Dept. Public Meeting in Town Hall Oct. 17, 8 o'clock, adv GREAT EXCITEMENT OVER OIL STRIKE NEAR SHPROCK Strengthens Holbrook Oil Men's Belief in Home Field Several of those interested in oil have motored to Ship rock this last week to get first hand data on the well brought in there last week. Among those to make the trip was Mr. Chas. Cook of the Adamana Well and ac cording to his view of the case the finding of oil so near and in strata resembling ours is vastly en couraging. Mr. Cook has been very busy out at the well since his return, and we have been unable to learn many of the details of his trip. Mr. O'Connel, a well known oil man of our city, made the trip with Mr. Dick Greer and brings back very convincing and heartening reports. The oil was reach ed at the shallow depth of 774 feet and after a pene tration of only two feet in to the oil sand. The amount of the flow cinnot be gaug ed until the completion of the storage tanks now being built, and he well has been capped. But it is thought it will be large as the oil rose to the top of a ten inch hole and overflowed. Mr. O'Connel says that it is a very highgradeoil with a parraiin base and is re ported to have a specific gravity of 62 per cent. If so, this knocks all previous records. The statement is made that it can even be used in an auto without re fining. The trip was an extreme ly interesting one and the men were joined at Gallup by Mr. Teas, a geologist from Minnesota who had come down to look over the field. Mr. Greer says that he is no oil expert himself but that the general configura tion of the r gion is such that he is convinced that if oil was found there it surely will be found here. Geologists have made the statement that if oil were ever found near Shiprock it would undoubtedly be found here also. The well which is being drilled by the Midwest Co , a subsidiary of the Standard Oil, is located on an Indian Reservation which makes it very difficult for the aver age amall company to handle a lease in this vicinity as a large amount of money is required for guarantees etc. The Holbrook Field, being devoid of .this red tape and also being so much nearer railroad transportation would seem to be a much Itinerary The Democratic Candidates and speak at the following below. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.. Friday, Saturday, Monday, SOUNDS LIKEOLD TIMES In this day of peripatetic auto thieves it seems almost anachronistic to find horse thieves still infesting the country. But they still do it, and they still get caught by efficient officers just as in the days of yore. Three young men, by name Chas. Fowler, William Smith and Hudson departed from our neighboring state of Colorado with nine head of horses that did not be long to them. .They picked up said live stock in Dolores County. But the way of the trans gressor is hard when a red headed son of Ireland gets on his trail and last Sunday Deputy Sheriff Kelly and Night Marshal Bill Seeley caught Smith in possession of two of the horses at Big Tank, eighteen miles south of Winslow. , On Monday the officers took to the tall grass again, and Deputy Sheriff Kelly in company with Deputy Sheriff Howard Marine and Sheriff W. A. Campbell of Flagstaff put an end to the horse stealing careerof the other two young men. They were caught at Hay Lke, 35 miles south west of Winslow on Monday and at the time had six head of horses with them. So the old tim desperad oes and horse thieves have not yet departed, but we will not worry as long as we have official timber such as W. G. Kelly to match a gainst them. IT COMESjN BUNCHES It never rains but it pours they say, and Geo. Schaef fer, Dem. candidate for Trearurer is willing to agree to this. Mrs. Scheaffer has unfortunately had to go to a sanitarium in Texas on ac count of the inroads of tub erculosis, and as if this were not enough to worry any one this one of his little children has developed a severe case of typhoid. We all sympathize very heartily with Mr. Schaeffer, who is an extremely deligent and capable young man and who seems to be having more than his share of troubles these days. better bet for the aver age investor. Do You Read "The News" will tour Navajo County towns on the dates given Oct. 23rd White River ,, . 24th Pinetop ,, 25th Lakeside ,. 26th Showlow ,, 27th Linden 28th Pinedale ,, 29th Heber, Joppa and Clay Springs 30th Shumway & Taylor ,, 31st Snowflake Nov. 1st Woodruff 2nd Candidates will separ ate and proceed to place desired ,, 3rd St. Joseph ,, 4th Holbrcok 6th Winslow FORESTRY DEPART MENT HOLDS MEETING The sheep men of the county held a council with executive of the Forestry Dept. last week in the Court House at Holbrook. The principal matters under dis cussion were the arranging of boundaries for future leases on the Forest Reserve and the cross country trail for moving sheep. The Dept. announced its decision to fence the northern bound ary of the Sitgreaves For est, the Dept. furnishing the wire and the permittees do ing the work. In the afternoon a similiar meeting was held in con nection with the cattlemen. POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS I announce my Candidacy or the of fice of Justice of the Peace in the Hol brook precinct subject to the wishes of the voters in the general election Nov. 7. 1922. . ' D. W. EASLEY I wish to announce my candidacy for the office of County Treasurer subject to the wishes of the voters in the general election Nov. 7, 1922 GEORGE X. SCHAEFER I announce my candidacy for the office of Judge oj the Superior Court of Navajo County, subject to the wishes of the voters in the general election Nov. 7, 11322. THOS..R. GREER I am a candidate for the office of Sheriff in Navajo County, subject to the wishes of the voters in the gsneral election Nov. 7, 192a. W. G. KELLY CHAS. H. JENNINGS FOR . COUNTY SUPERVISOR General Election Nov. 7, 1 922 I hereby announce my candidacy for the office of County Recorder of Nava jo County, subject to the wishes of the voters in the ' general election Nov. 7, 1922. Mrs. LUCRETIA W. FLANIGA.N I hereby announce my candidacy for the office of Constable in the Holbrook precinct subject to the wishes of the voters in the general election Nov. 7, 1922. L F. McCLANAHAN I wish to announce my candidacy for the office of County School Superinten dent of Navajo County, subject to the wishes of the voters in the general elec tion Nov. 7, IO22. HATTIE PENROD FLAHARTY WILLIAM WOOSTER Republican Nominee for County Recorder at the General Election Nov. 7, 10,22. JAMES SCOTT Republican Nominee for State Sen ator of Navajo County at the General Election Nov. 7, 1922. MRS. KATE V. KINNEY Republican Nominee for C ounty School Superintendent of Navajo Co. subject to the wishes of the voters in the General Election, Nov. 7, 1922. LLOYD. C. HENNING Clerk of the Superior Court Incumbent for Re-election on basis of past record of efficiency. ROBERT L MOORE Democratic candidate for State Senator General Elccdon, Nov. 7, 1922. j Mr. and Mrs. Perfecto iNuanez are proud parents of a bouncing baby girl born last Sunday. On her first appearance in society the I young lady tipped the scales !at9 1-2 lbs, and if Perfecto thinks that he is boss in his family we wquld advise that he look to his laurels with I such a husky young lady pre isent. Stibseribefor "The Nears" GOVERNOR CAMPBELL MAKES SPLENDID1PRESSI0N Republican Rally Monday Night Well Attended AS USUAL Judge Easley is living up to his usual record. We think that he should . really be called "Dead Eye Dick" or something of the sort. He went out last week, re turning last Friday night and brought with him his allotment of two turkies. The Judge never fails. Mr. Donner accompanied him on the trip and was also suc cesful. ERECTNEWWAREHOUSE The A. and B. Schuster Co. is this week starting the excavation for, their new freight warehouse on the R. R. siding at the east end of Railroad Ave. When completed it will be a large red stone structure with spacious cellar room bsneath it. The Cooley Lbr. Co. has the contract for all wood work and finishing in the building and Jack Hum mel of Gallup will have charge of the stone work and plastering. The stone which is of a very fine quality is being procured at the quarry north of town. HE CANNOTTELL A UE Mr. W. R. Scorse of the First National , returned empty handed from a trip to the mountains last Sunday. He was accompanied on his hunt by Mr. Candelaria and tells us that he intended to bring back a turkey. He tried his best. He went1 to a rancher up there and tried to buy one but the man told him that there had been too many hunters before him and that he was all out of turkies for this year! Mr. Scorse said that , he did see a bear track and the more he looked at it the big ger it got, but as he hadn't lost ny bear he contented himself with merely " sizing up the tracks. They made their camp right on the slopes of Baldy and if he came back with nothing else to boast of he says that he ventures to state without fear of con tradiction that he has the biggest appetite in captivity. sknramoad AVE Geo. Hennessey mounted on a prancing grey steed and carrying a saw over his shoulder. Query: Was he going out to cut down some political timber? Art Schuster de tailing the best way to catch carp at Woodruff Dam, Ask Art he knows. Governor Hunt, Sunday morning, standing on the station platform looking a round in a puzzled manner. Evidently wondering where all the citizens of Holbrook were. Teelle explaining how it feels to be lost in the en virons of Pinedale. Ernest Hulet displaying skinned knuckles and telling how to fix up a car and have enough parts left over to make another., This is worth learning. Major Shipley and J. M. Lee in their thrilling seen- On Monday night the Pas time Theatre was packed to the doors by a crowd eager to hear what the Republican candidates for State Office had to offer. The opening addresses were good althn it was evi dent that all, especially the wumen, naa naa a tiring day. This was not surpris ing when the fact was re vealed that they had motor ed from Cooley to Holbrook and had spoken six times enroute. Miss Elsie Toles, State Supt. of Public Instr. made a very telling appeal for the passage of the school amend ment which will come up at the November Election and which it is hoped if passed, will take the nffirp nf Stnt Superintendent permanent ly out of politics. But the. last speaker was preeminently the center of interest to the audience and he was introduced by the Chairman of the even ing, Mr. W. B. Woods, as "A Tail Typical Son of the Southwest." He fully looked the part as he faced his hearers and assured them that he was much : more ac customed to hearing himself addressed as "Travelling Tom." . After a fpw rpmnijppncaa wtmttvvltVVU which Showed that he has a good memory he further drove ' this -fact home by scotching the snake-like ru mor of extragavance by the simple method producing a few certified statements of figures and comparing them with those of the proceed ing administration. Governor Campbell's great charm as speaker lies in the fact that he presents his. points in a clear cut, con cise manner and does not rely on the usual ranting, emotional style of political bombast so often peddled by aspirants to State office. While not a Republican our selves we cannot but pay our respects to the man who at present so ably fills the hijrhest office within theinft of the people of Arizona. TRY OUTNEW CAR Mr. and Mrs. John Funk drove their new Dodge Car to Cooley last Sunday. They were accompanied by Mrs. Chas. Osborne and children. All say that they had a most delightful trip, and that the motor worked like a charm. Mrs. Funk is a little worried by the dust that will accumu late over the shine on . the car's varnish, but we assure her that after she has dri ven said car. a few thousand miles she will be like all the rest of us and cease to worrv about the thing's complex ion. ario produced under the direction of the well known "Moo and Baa Co. Ltd." and entitled "From Station Agent to Cowpuncher," Joe Elledge, Tuesday, WITHOUT his smile. Lord High Commissioner of "The Sanity Commission" at $1.00 per throw. One every minute. Elmer Carrol and Frank Johnson as exponents of very latest styles in mascu line apparel all dolled up in "peon pants and sideburns."