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THE HOLEMOOK Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field NEWS SINGLE COPIKS TEN CENTS CARLOAD OF CASING FOR TAYLOR FULLER WELL NOJ ON THE WAY Will Be No Delay in the Putting Down of the Newly Started Well We have been informed that Dr. Taylor, who is at present in Los Angeles, has completed his negotiations for the purchase of the necessary casing for the Taylor-Fuller Well No. 1 on the Higgins Dome. The casing was purchased from the Oil Well Snpply Co. in Los Angeles, but is being shipped from Fort Worth Texas, where . the proper size was stored. The casing required for the hole is the 15 1-2 inch size, and it has already been loaded together with the necessary tools for putting it in place. This large size was extremely hard- to ob tain, and Dr. Taylor has been keeping the telegraph wires hot since Thanksgiving in his search for the proper kind. It is his desire that nothing shall intervene, HAVE YOU ANY 0LD CLOTHES? Most people have. The Red Cross knows this and also knows how to make good use of the old clothes. JSo at this time they are sending out an appeal to the citizens of Holbrook, and as the housewife is usually the custodian of the clothes closet this request is urgent ly addressed to her, to hunt out all tne old things they can spare and - turn them over to the Red Cross. The weather is cold, and there are many in our midst who are insufficiently cloth ed. If you have anything in the way of clothing that you are willing to contribute please send it to the Manual Training room of the High School. It will be taken care of there and will be distributed to those whose need is great. Do not say that vour old clothincr is not eood enough. It will all help. The only, thing the Red Cross asks is that the clothing be clean. Mrs. Housewife, look on the back hooks of your closets and the bottom draw ers of your chiffoniers, are there no suits of clothing, old underwear, out of date cloaks, or partly worn shoes that you could spare? If you do not have the time to take them yourself, get them ready in a bundle and call Mrs. Hulet on the telephone and she will see that some one comes after them. If anyone is anxious to hear of a destitute family with whom they can share the Christmas cheer if they will communicate with Mr. Tom Ortega or Mr. Ambro sio Armijo these two gentle men can furnish them with names of deserving families. Mr. Arthur G. Brown of The First Nat'l spent Sun day in Winslow. SCHOOL NOTES The pupils of the Central School will have their Christ mas Tree on December 21st, V which is mursaay oi next J week. There will be a short program before the tree, and all friends and relatives of the pupils are most cord ially invited to be present. The members of the grade school and the Hi School will hold their Christmas exer cises on Friday morning, which forethought can avoid to prevent the rapid comple tion of this well. The drilling out at the well is going on as rapidly as possible. At first it was necessarily slow as it took care while the drill stem was still uncovered to pre vent the starting of a crook ed hole, which otherwise would be a source of con stant trouble. But now that they have gone deep enough to cover the entire stem they can work with more rapidity. The drilling is continuous, the men work ing in two shifts, and there is no doubt that they are do iDg all in their power to com plete the well in record time. The new walking beam will soon be installed and this will also mean faster time, since the strokes of the drill can be made with more rapidity. MARRIED THE WRONG MAN That's an awful thing for any woman to do, and its worse than ever when she s an editor. You see it hap pened this way. We heard that a Peterson had just been married and of course as we knew George Peterson well and knew that he should have gotten married long ago, vyhy we just up and married him off without either his consent or that of the young lady. The young man who really can pose as the happy bride groom is Mr. Frank Peter son. Here are our apologies, George, but we are of the same opinion stiil, so look out, we may marry you off yet if you don't watch out. December 22. They will have a Christmas tree at this time. Their many friends and relatives are assured that they will be heartily welcome if they can find time to come. Christmas vacation begins Friday afternoon, December 22 and will close luesday, January 2. lhe school orchestra is very busy at present. They are practising several selec tions which they have been asked to render at the ex ercises which will be held at the Community Christmas Tree. This will be a great treat to all music lovers and will contribute greatly to the pleasure of the day. The members of the school are also practising on sev eral choral selections so that they will be able to lead the carol singing at the tree. This years Christmas Tree will be a great success if the Clerk of the Weather only makes up his mind to give us some good weather for the occasion. The basket ball schedule for the season of 1923 is now being made up. It is thought that it will be complete by next week and will be an nounced in the paper. The team ispractisingvigorously and will be in good trim. It is expected that the first game will be held shortly after the New Year. IIrs. Paul Roberts left last week for a stay with rela tives in the East. She will be joined by Mr. Roberts during the holiday season, and will return soon thereafter. YOU'D THINK HE'D KNOW BETTER Mr. C. H. Jennings with his wife and three little child ren motored out to the vici nity of the Black Canyon Oil Well where he is interested in some valuable oil leases. The trip was delightful, we understand, but he made the fatal mistake of think ing that because his car could run on so little gas that it could do with none at all. Consequently he. had to take a little pedestrian W 1 1 1J exercise, lie will know oet- ter next time. SIGNS UPFOR $1000 Our well known towns man, Julius Wetzler, who has just returned from a so journ in Los Angeles, has testified to his interest in the oil came in Holbrook by signing up on the "Bonus" circulated locally for the sum of 1000 big round cart wheels. This is surely a most concrete evidence of his good wishes for the suc cess of the wells now drill ing in the field. This Bonus would surely make a nice Christmas present for some body. CHALCEDONY LODGE HOLDS ELECTION 0FJFFICERS The Holbrook Masonic Lodge held its annual ele ction of officers on last Sat urday night. Those who were chosen as officers of the ledge for the ensuing year were: H. w. Hughes, Master; V. V. Franklin, Sr. Warden; jDhn Branigan, Jr. Warden; J. C. Paulsell, Treasurer; Lloyd Chamber lain Henning, Secy; Geo. Hennessey, 'trustee. A jointinstallation of of ficsrs will be held by the members of the Eastern Star and the Chalcedony Lodge on Tuesday, Dec. 26. After the ceremonies of the evening they will enjoy a social hour. DOCTOR WILL LOCATE IN HOLBROOK X)r. Wilson, who for some time past has been practis ing medecine in Cooley has moved to Holbrook and will ooen an office in the near future. He has rented the Wallace Newman residence on Oakland Ave., but as yet he has not decided upon an office location. U RIGHT GOODS sa - .i'.i.v' VVtff At L HOLBROOK, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA, Dec. 15. 1922 STREETSGET AJIANICURE We arise to remark that we noticed that the rough streets were duly dragged and scraped last week. We often find fault when they are not, so in pure justice we must remark that we noticed it when they were duly manicured and shaved, and think that it is a great improvement. F.R. GOODMAN RETURNS FROM ROAD MEET IN KANSASCITY Says Arizona Roads Good Mr. F. R. Goodman, the next State Engineer, has just returned from his, trip to Kansas City where he at tended a National Road Con vention. An extract from a letter received' from him by L. F. McClanahan of our city carries a word of en couragement concerning our roads It reads as follows: "The convention in K. C. was a big success. We learn, ed a lot, and part of it was that Arizona, even though she is a young state is far ahead of some of the others in road building and road laws. I will be in Phoenix about the 17th or 18th, as I am booked to make "an ad dress" before the Arizona Industrial Congress." We have a large road sys tem to keep up in relation to our taxable property and af ter all the "cussing" that we as a state have received from the peripatetic tourist because of our roads, it is indeed a relief to know that after all we are not too far behind the band wagon. When they come next year we will do a little talking on our own account. MR. AND MRS. HENRY SC0RSE ENTERTAIN Last Friday evening the members of the A. and T. Club were delightfully entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Scorse at their home on Porter St. Nine tables were filled with the players and at the close of the even ing the hortess served a substantial and epicurean lunch, to which all the guests all the guests gave their whole hearted, and un divided attention for some little time. Subscribe for The News. This is a Wonderful 0. E. S. HOLDS ELECTION TUESDAY On last Tuesday evening the Liberty Chapter 0. E. S. held its annual election of officers. Those who were chosen, and the offices they will fill for the ensuing year are as follows: Anne Hookway, Worthy Matron; W. J. Hookway, Worthy Patron; Mary Woods Ass. Matron; Alma Sapp, TreasjE. S. Toelle, Sec'y; Nora Rice, Conductress; Helen Fitzpatrick, Ass. Cond. ST. JOE VISITORS HERE Last Saturday Mrs. Kin ney, recently elected County School Supt. motored up to Holbrook from her tempor ary residence at Manila. She was accompanied on her drive by Misses May Rich ards and Ina Peterson of St. Joe. The two girls remained in Holbrook and attended the big dance at the new Schuster Warehouse. " A. & B. SCHUSTER WAREHOUSE DANCE DELIGHTFUL OCCASION If the ceiling of the new A. & B. Schuster Warehoue was ten feet from the floor at the beginning of the evening last Saturday, we are willing to hazard a guess that it is at least fourteen feet from the same floor at present, for if any crows ever had such a good time that they "fairly raisedthey roof" it was the bunch pres ent at this aforesaid dance. No trouble or expense had been spared by the firm to make this dance a pleasant for their many guests who attended from various parts of Navajo and Apache Counties. Candy and cigarettees were distributed several times during the evening and the ladies had a delight ful time investigating the contents of the "favor bags" which contained all sorts of good things done up in small packages. The carnival horns were the hit of the evening and served to increase the merriment to a New Years Eve. pitch Good music and a good floor made the dancing de lightful and while one of the largest crowds ever present at a dance here thronged the building, still the ware house was so large that at no time was it crowded. A satisfying lunch was served Age OUT TO WIN BIG BONUS OFFERED BY HOLBROOK CITIZENS Oil Crews are Putting in Good Licks As They Race for Reward Considerable interest is being shown by the crews of the Taylor-Fuller Well and the Adamana in their relative chances for copping off the nice fat bonus plum hung up on the Christmas tree by the citizens of Hol brook for which ever drill ing crew is fortunate enough to first bring in a commercial oil well. ' Work is going on steadily at both locations and we are told that it is the intention of the Adamana to put on additional men in the near WILL EXTEND TIME 0N0IL LEASES The news that it will be possible to gain an exten sion of time on oil le?ses is very welcome to many in this vicinity. The letter which follows is self-explanatory. Mr. Chas. Osborne, Holbrook, Arizona. My dear Osborne: I am enclosing herewith a letter I have received from the General Land Office in which I am pleased to note that the representations set forth in the petition you re cently forwarded to the De partment asking for an ex tension of time respecting certain oil and gas leases in the Holbrook oil field, have been favorably considered. You will note however that before formal action can be taken in the matter it will be necessary for each per mittee to file evidence in support of his application for extension as indicated in the Department's Circular No. 801, a copy of which is enclosed. Assuring you of my plea sure in being able to transi mit this favorable report, I am, with best wishes, Yours very sincerely, CARL HAYDEN The. above letter was re ceived by Mr. Osborne early this week, and it is a wel come one to many people. It is advisable for those who would profit by this exten sion of time to make their formal application for same as soon as possible. Mr. Hayden is always alert to be of service to his constituents and they should and most of them do appreciate it. at midnight and the dance continued until two o'clock. Early in the evening Mr. Plant favored the guests with a charming solo and the members of the firm personally welcomed their guests. Mr. Adolph Schuster was absent, being detained in Los Angeles, and it is greately to be regretted that he was not present to share in the good time. The warehouse is a build ing which reflects great credit on the firm as well as the men engaged in its cons truction. Messrs, Hummel of Gallup and Cousins of our city. A. & B. Schuster Co. has certainly shown by the open handed hospitality displayed on this occasion that they are not only thoroughly identified with the business interests of this section but also are keenly alive to its human possibilities. Mr. Chas. Heyn of Gallup was a Holbrook visitor last week, being entertained at the Thomas home. Vol 15 No. 32 future. Of course six or seven thousand dollars won't spell all they make if they do strike oil, but just the same it would make spend ing money or small change to Jingle in your pocket. Of one fact we are abso lutely sure. No person whose name is on the bonus list will bs sorry to be called upon to pungle up when oil is struck. Indeed not. It will be the best news that Holbrook has heard for a long time, and it can't come any too soon to suit us. FIRST BASKET BALL GAME OFJHE SEASON The basket ball season will open in Holbrook, on Saturday of this week when the Town Team clashes with the Babbitt Team of Wins low in the local gym. Those who attend can expect to see plenty of pep displayed for the Town Team has al ways been a splashing good team, and they bid fair to out do themselves this year. In the Babbitt Team of Winslow, however they will meet with snappy competi tors and wiil need to be up on their toes in order to wear the winning laurels at the end of the game. Following is a roster of the players and the positions they hold in the game: Isaacson Forward Hathorn - Forward De Witt Center Austin Guard Gardner Guard The game will be called at seven thirty sharp. Those who attend are sure of an evening of healthy excite ment and we are sure that our boys will give a mighty ood account of themselves. Its our team. Lets be there to see them win! WILL FILL BASKETS The Holbrock Woman's Club has one task ahead of them which they will take pleasure in accomplishing. It is nothing more nor less than the pleasant duty! of filling three hundred and fifty baskets for the Com munity Christmas Tree. , The Elks who have charge of the Tree have delegated this, pleasant task to the ladies. The material will be furnished them for the work but they will have to see that it is properly dis tributed in the baskets. It looks to us as if Santa Claus intended to be pretty gene rous this year. At the suggestion of the womans committee it was decided to use the red gar lands for the tree trimming, as it could be saved and re used. Popcorn stringing is extremely slow work, and in addition has the happy faculty of dropping off the string after it is hung on the tree. The Elks are going ahead rapidly with their plans and seem determined that this shall be an even better tree than the one last year. But they will have to go some to accomplish that for last years tree was a joy to many people, and is still a happy remembrance. o C. H. Jennings this week received another carload of the popular Dodge cars. In this shipment are' several touring cars, a business car and a roadster. Three cars are all ready sold.