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trt j THE HOLIBIROOK Boost the Oil Industry in Our Field-Boost Everyday Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field NEWS y SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS HOLBROOK. NAVAJO COUNTY. ARIZONA, Dec. 8, 1922 VoL 15 No. 31 ADAF.IANA OIL CO. RESUMES DRILLING .The Adamana Oil Co. re sumes its drilling operations this week. They are pretty well down in the earth and look for extremely interest ing developments in the near future. Every foot lower they go the better chance they feel they have of locat ing the "flowing gold." LEAVES HOLBROOK FOR NEEDLES We never thought that J. M. Lee would basely desert us, but it seems that he has, as he left on No. 9 Tuesday for Needles where he will take over the position of Agent. Mr. Lee's many friends are exceedingly loath to lose him and feet that nothing but the' fact that it ms indeed a promotion for a well-liked friend reconciles them to the fact. Mrs. Lea and Arnold will remain in Holbrook until the school term has been completed. : Our best wishes go with Mr. Lee and our felicitations to . Needles upon its acquisition of such a competent and friendly man. While resigning his posi tion as Vice-President and Cashier of the First National . Bank, Mr. Lee still remains a director of the institution and as such will retain a deep interest in the welfare of the town. SCHOOL NOTES Wednesday was signalized by the presence of thirteen ladies, who, in observance of National Education Week, visited the schools that day. They were Mesdames, Ba. zell, Sherwood, W. . Fer guson, Shumway, Swatzell, Perkins, Rogers, Hulet.Beld ing, Greer, Whitton, Lloyd Henning. Because of the extremely ' busied season of the semes ter, the authorities decided to omit the - program for Educational Week, and will only signalize it by the ser ies of talks given by instruc tors in the different rooms. Miss Regina Wetzler and Miss Daisy Divelbess are leaving after the holidays for Tucson where they will enter the State University. Miss Louise Mow will enter the Flagstaff Normal at the same . time. This makes eight of last years graduat ing class of eleven who are at present attending the higher schools. m Basket ball teams for both girls and boys are-commencing their practise games. 0 -Dr. and Mrs. Earl Taylor left for California early this week. Mrs. Taylor has not been feeling well recently and it was thought that a short trip to a loweraltitude would be beneficial. Dr. Taylor is looking over the L. A. market on various oil supplies, including casing. WEDDING HERE THURSDAY Miss Pauley and George Peterson were issued a mar riage license last Thursday, and were later united by Judge Crosby. Miss Pauley was at one time a resident of Holbrook but moved to the southern part of the state with her people who now reside in Mesa. Miss Pauley has been employed in a bank in Phoenix. The groom is a well known cat tle man of this district and the they plan to live on the Apache Res. for some time at anyrate. The bride is a cousin of Miss Sue Thomas. NOTABLE SPEECHES MADE AT BARBECUE BY JUDGE CROSBY AND SENATOR T. E. TAYLOR Big Bonus Offered by Holbrook Citizens Total $5100 WILL SPEND MONTH INXALIFORNIA Mrs. Arthur G. Brown and small daughter will leave Friday of this week for the Coast. Mrs. Brown will visit with a sister who makes her home in Pasadena. It is her intention to remain over the holiday season, and Mr. Brown, Cashier of The First National, will join them for a short stay about the first of the year. LIFELINES The Prospect I do not want life insurance. The Agent I know you don't want it. Men do not take medicine because they want it but because they need it. Men take life in surance not because they want it but because their families need it. The New York Life In surance Co.' will enclose your Christmas gift policy in a specially decorated cov er for all applications re ceived before Christmas. W. B. WOODS, Dist Agent. adv. PRETTY AS A PICTURE The new road being built west, towards Holbrook from the edge of the Petri fied Forest is a most beauti ful looking piece of work. It extends for about ten miles from the edere of the forest in this direction, and when one stands on the ele vation at the entrance to the forest and looks alone: it. he cannot but think it as pretty as a Dicture. The aarK oi the perfectly even and straight roadbed, emphasiz ed bv the strip of blue white gravel down its middle makes a picture that gives a thrill to every motorist. Mr. Bundv who is the en srineer on the iob is to be - " ..... complimented most higniy on the splendid piece of work he is now doing. It is not used at all at present, a lon detour having been made around it, but we can imaerine how wonderful it will be when open to travel. The Little Players Co. Under Auspices Holbrook Elks Will Present a Program of High Merit Consisting of Music, Dramatic Readings ard Character Sketches AT PASTIME THEATRE Mon. Dec. 11, at 8 o'clock This is the second of the monthly attractions of the Lyceum Course contracted for by the Elks of Holbrook. The profits from these entertainments are to go into the Christmas tree fund for the Children of Holbrook. Don't miss this good number. Tickets may be obtained from Elk Committee Business Houses or from School Children. Special prices for School Children. Judge J. E. Crosby, of the Superior Court, called the assembly to order at 1:30, and made the following brief address: Judge Crosby: "Ladies and Gentlemen: Upon this occasion we are pleased to meet with you and pleased to be here, and I am pleased to welcome these people who have come and who see the possibilities of the Holbrook Oilfield. - . ; I The possibilities of oil were seen here years and years ago at the time of Major Powell's expedition through this country. Every geologist and oil man from that time on that has made an examination of this held has seen evi dences of oil. There has been, as you know, during the past few years some effort made to develop this oil. How ever, those efforts have been, like all efforts that are made in a wildcat field -the people that have been doing this have been handicapped. They have probably not al ways had proper equipment. They have not had the pro per financial backing. And today we have here with us, these people. Dr. Taylor came here a year or two ago. He saw the possibilities and he was optimistic enough that he interested his friends, and today we have here this fine equipment and rig ready to go. We welcome these people here. Senator Taylor will now tell us something about what the Taylor-Fuller in terests propose to do here." Senator Taylor: "In behalf of the Taylor- uller in terests, I wish to welcome all of you friends today. I am mighty glad that you are here. What we are anxious for, for the development of this field, is the goodwill of the people of this community, and I feel that we have had it in most generous measure. This is Thanksgiving Day, and it seems appropriate to me that we should celebrate Thanksgiving Day by the spudding in of the Taylor-Fuller Well No. 1. We are all exceedingly happy around the Taylor offices, and I hope you are. The uoctor has oeen worKing nice a irojan ior more than a year to get this well started, and you can believe that we are exceedingly happy to be able to say that we are going to spud in today. I think, perhaps, in order for you people to under stand this sudden burst of speed on the part of the Doctor, it will be necessary for me to make some reference to some family matters. The Doctor has one Characteristic that he is very proud of, and that is, he always enjoys being just a little ahead of time. When he was in New York, he wired the office that he would spud in Decem ber 15. ( When he arrived home and had talked a little with the office force and got things lined up, he said one day, 'I'd like to spud in December 1st.' Last Thursday I . 1 1 1 1 1 Vlll L J ne came out nere ana loonea arouna a nine on, ana we were getting along so finely, he asked if it would be pos sible to spud in on Thanksgiving Day. And so we are sixteen days ahead of time spudding in this Taylor-Fuller Well No. 1. This equipment is arranged for the drilling of a well at least 4,000 feet deep. Now, that is a good, deep well. There are. however, many deeper wells than that. There are wells today that are over a mile deep. If it is neces sary we can drill this well ?.t least 4.500 or 5,000 feet deep; but it is not believed by the geologists that it will be necessary for us to go more than J,lM) 0T 6,5i)v feet. lhat maKes me think of a story. In the early days, the discovery of oil was often made in drilling water wells. But the story I am going to refer to was the drilling of a salt well. A man down east had been out on Thanksgiv ing Day visiting with his friends, and in that particular neighborhood where he was eating his Thanksgiving tur key, they had been bringing in a good many salt wells. And he was much interested in a salt well never had enough salt. He told his neighbors he was going to drill a salt well. So he started drilling, and one day a lot of green stuff came up, a lot of it spewed out over the top of the hole and ran down over the barn yard, down the swale, and down the creek to the river. It ran all after noon and all night long, and next morning it was still running. Some neighbors went down along the creek to burn some brush and burned one pile near the creek, and when they started the fire there was what they called an explosion, and a fire started back up the creek, down through the swale, burning all the tall grass, up through the barn yard and burned the barn, and then burned down the house. And the old man said to his wife, 'Mandy, it is time for us to go. I told you we were go ing to drill down and get salt or we would drill down to Hell. I think I must have struck Hell.' Now, the Doctor is not so much interested in strik ing Hell in this drilling here, but he is interested in get ting oil.j He has no other idea in his mind. He is deter mined to get oil if there is any oil under Higgins Dome, and that is the reason why he has equipped this well to drill down four thousand feet We think we have every reason to believe we are going to get oil. The Doctor has spent over $10,000 geologizing this oil field. That is a lot of money. It has all been spent on these rocks around Holbrook. It is amazing the num ber of geologists who have given more or less favorable report on this Holbrook fieid. Why, I think there must be thirty or more first-class geologists who have believed there was oil here somewhere. We brought in Dorsey Hager. We regard him as one of the best geologists in the country. 1 have heard people say that these geologists will do anything for money that is, they will make any kind of a report if you will pay them for it. I want to tell you that I do not believe a word of it. First, because of the splendid character and reputation for integrity of men of estab lished reputation in the geological world like Mr. Hager; and, second, for the very reason that when a geo logist raake3 a printed report such as Mr. Hager made, concerning oil possibilities in Northeastern Arizona, he is on record before the whole country. When the United State3 Geological Survey received Mr. Hager's report, after full consideration, they adopted the principal correlations of Dorsey Hager on the Hol brook Oil Field. In addition to this, Mr. Darton, a re presentative of the United States Geological Department, has been here for several months and has said on the streets of Holbrook that he thinks there are possibilities of oil m this field. The geologists of the Mid-Continent field asked Dor sey Hager to come down to Oklahoma City and address them on the subject of the possibilities of oil at Holbrook. He went down, made his address, and at the conclusion of that meeting the Mid-Continent geologists and, by the way, some of the strongest men of the country are in that Mid-Continent work indorsed the correlations of Dorsey Hager, placed the geologists of the Mid-Continent field squarely behind this field at Holbrook, believing that Hager was right. Then there were a lot of kickers up around Denver. I did not know there could be quite so .many. We sent Dorsey Hager up to Denver, and we had men in that meeting, and they said he just knocked the props out from under every one of those fellows who had been kick ing about this report down here, and we haven't heard anything from Denver for two or three months. He quieted them, satisfied them, and Denver is not saying anything about there not being oil at Holbrook. We be lieve that we have reason for expecting oil at Holbrook, and we are going to drill this well with all possible speed. Now, I think you people understand there is a bonus put up by the people who are backing this proposition. We are paying, these drillers the highest wages for putt ing down this well in the shortest possible time. On top of that, we are offering them a $2000 bonus to put this well down in sixty days. Now, it is possible for them to do it if they do not have to have too much trouble. We are putting on top of that a thousand dollars bonus, if they put the well down in ninety days. . I have here in my hands some bonuses that have been put up by the citizens of Holbrook, adding to the bonus being put up by the company that is drilling this well. Do you know what it is going to mean? It Is going to mean that Ray Durff ee and Lekron and these men associated with them are going to do their darnest to put this well down until we get oil or find out that there is no oil here. That is what we think it means, and they are going to work with speed and in earnest, and we expect that suc cess will crown their efforts. Now I have a few items' here that I will call your at tention to. They make us exceedingly happy today, and I know you will be glad to hear them." Here Senator Taylor read congratulatory telegrams from Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Furr, W. J. MacDonald, W. R. Scorse, C; M. Fuller. Below are listed the sums offered by various citizens of Holbrook to the driller successful in bringing in a well. These are in addition to the ones listed last week from L. Cadwell, Fred Wetzler, and H. W. Hughes. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN This is to certify that we the undersigned, do hereby obligate ourselves to pay the sums opposite our respective names, to the first drilling crew, bringing in a Commer cial Oil Well, consisting of One Hundred 100 barrels of oil or more daily production, within twenty-five 25 miles of the town of Holbrook, Navajo County, Arizona, is not more that one hundred 100 days of actual drilling after this 1st dav of December, 1922. $100.00 each from: L. B. Putney Merc. Co., Holbrook Lt. & Power Co., F. E. O'Connell, F. A. Gaumnitz, Ed Ellis, J. C. Manley, Commercial Hotel-W. H. Belding, Commercial Auto Co. H. M. Hays, Chas. P. Cooley, John Kist, Ariz. Co-op. Merc. Inst, H. H. Scorse, Arthur F. Switzer, Navajo Garage, John Conner, Navajo Abstract & Title Co., Ser vice Garage-Henry S. Lee, Holbrook Tribune, C. H. Jor dan, Holbrook Traders, Adamana Oil & Land Co., Rees Cafe, Merchants & Stock Growers Bank, A. & B. Schus ter, Arthur Schuster, B. A. Jackson, Franklin Overland Co,, Chas. Osborne, Geo. W, Hennessey, Walter McLaws, Jennings Auto Co., Udall Trans. Co., Ben W. McCloskey, James Scorse, Paquin Motor Co., Thorwald Larson. $500.00 each from: Sidney Sapp, Thomas Ortega, W. R. Scorse, Pres. First National Bank. A. AND T. CLUB Mrs. J. W. Bazell enter tained the Ace and Thimble Club a week ago. Four tables were filled by mem bers and guests. As usual they all enjoyed a "gorge" on home made candy. One member was only admitted with difficulty, as she was called upon to prove that her shoes were not muddy. But she finally passed her exam ination successfully. Last week Mrs. John Bran igan acted as hostess and during the card playing dis- Eensed bountiful dishes of er delectable candy. Mr. and Mrs. James Dono hoe were down from Ada mana last week. She tells us that her mother Mrs. Saunders is expected back from the Coast Tuesday, where she has been staying with her daughter Mrs. Leo- Eold. Word has reached ere that Mrs. Leopold has been greatly improved dur ing her stay on the Coast and that she has gained thirty pounds in weight. Real useful Christmas Gifts at lower prices at Wetzler's Adv. GALLUP VISITORS HERE Mr. and Mrs. Hancock and daughter Emilv who arenow stationed at Gallup came down Saturdav night and stayed over Sunday as the guests oi Mr. and Mrs. El ledge. On Sunday Messrs. W. W. Cadwell. Elledtre. and Hancock indulged in a dues hunting outing. They returned from the hunt with twenty nice fat voung cotton tails, and we refuse to state how many ducks, not for rear of the game warden, but because it might make them mad, but we will say this, each one of the three men claim3 that he shot it. Subscribe for The News WE SHOULD LOOK ALIVE The following telegram received speaks for itself. L. Cadwell, Holbrook, Arizona. Hayden wires forest road appropriation cut to three million from six and one half million. This practically de stroys possibility of complet ing forest projects for many years. Association of High way officials here sending strong resolutions of pro test. Have all civic bodies and prominent citizens wire protest to congress. Send ing resolutions tonight. F. R. Goodman." ! If we do not protest . our roads will be deprived of the material aid they need. The forests furnish the govern ment with revenue, the whole world travels over our roads scot free. It is only fair that the gov't or nation as a whole should . bear a part of the -burden- Peti tions will be circulated. Put your protest on record. : - TOWER 0FJEWELS Wednesday night was clear and still and when the upstairs window -; looking southwest was opened along late in the evening, a flash ing, scintillating, tower of quivering jewels caught cur eye, flaming against the midnight blue of the hori zon. Could we be back at the wonderful Exposition in San Francisco, and was it the shimmeringly gorgeous Tower of Jewels we saw in the distance. No, that is past and gone, but this was the Taylor-FulJer derrick all ablaze to the top of its nine ty foot tower with powerful electric lights, and to us it looked better than anything we have seen for a long time. It flashed upon our sight unexpectedly and as we stood there in the mid might stilinsss it seemed al most as if we could hear the steady beat, beat, beat, of that powerful drill. Don't fail to look for the shining tower. PEOPLE OF OUR TOWN The New Hubby Is en route Home and he Doesn't Care who Knows it. Be Just Lores to Shake down the Furnace and Dry Dishes, and as for Settling Down in the Big Wing CbaJr for a Cozy Evening at Home well, you'd Never Think he used to Holler "No Wedding Bells For Mel"