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Volume 32
W. F. (Bill) Bawcom, former re
sident of Winslow for twenty seven
years, killed his bride of two weeks
and then, turning the gun on him- j
self, completed a duoble tragedy i
The tragedy occurred in a Rooming
House in Denver, owned by Bawcom.
Bawcom was 45 years of age and ,
his bride was 41. Mrs. Bawcom had:
been a saleswoman in a Denver Dep-1
artment store until the time she
went to work as Housekeeper in I
Bawcom’s Rooming House.
Jealousy the Motive
Bawcom, in a fit of jealous rage, j
goaded by his bride’s frankly ex- j
pressed disappointment that he was
not wealthy as she had believed him
to be, whipped a 32-caliber Ludger
pistol from a bureau drawer, shot her
just above the left ear, threw himself
upon her body in an agony of grief,
clutched her about the shoulders and
with his.left arm, placed the muzzle
of the weapon to his right temple,
and followed her into eternity.
A day and a night passed and al- >
most another day before the bodies I
were found. The double tragedy was ,
discovered by L. W. Cormican and W. •
B Benso, both lodgers in the house.!
Entering the Bawcom’s apartment, j
what they saw there sent them stumb
ling down the stairs to summon the
Letter From Former Admirer Re
veals Dreams.
Not until the brides trunk yielded
a letter from Dayton, Ohio, her for
mer home, was the significance of an
open Dream Book which was found
near the bodies, established. The
letter was signed “Clarence”, and its
writer evidently had been an admirer
of the dead. woman for years. In it
Clarence told of a dream.
“It seemed as tho,” he wrote. “I
was rutfning for dear life and just
ahead of me was the captain of the
ship, he also running. Suddenly we
came to the ocean. He kept on going
out to the ship. I stopped for a
moment, looking to one side. Who
should be there but you. I picked
you up and started out into the
ocean for the ship.
The dream ended while I was
plowing through the water”.
The dream book was new, appar
ently having been purchased on re
ceipt of the letter. The pamphlet’s
cover bore the inscription: “Dream
Dictionary; dreams vividly impress
ed on the mind are sure to be follow
ed by some event; the true meaning!
of all your dreams”.
(Special to The Mail)
Phoenix, Mar. 15.—An unusually
prompt response is being received
from invitations to the meeting of
purchasing agents, wholesale distri
butors, manufacturers and farm or-;
ganization heads to be held here Mar. i
26, it was announced today by the |
Arizona Industrial Congress, which is
sponsoring the meeting.
The conference of producers, dis
tributors and consumers is to come
as the climax of “Trade at Hornet —
Buy Arizona Products” week, March
19 to 24, which will be observed by
local organizations throughout the
state. It is expected to be a great
factor in the success of the ’Use
Arizona Products” movement inaugu
rated by the congress.
Purchasing agents for the mines
and large mercantile companies of
the state will attend the conference
in force, while all manufacturers and
farm organizations also will be rep
resented. The meeting will be purely
informal, and will be devoted largely
to discussions of how the use of the
state’s products can be permanently
increased by better methods of grad
ing, packing and distribution. The
main purpose is to get the consumers
distributors and producers together
to get acquainted, talk things over, j
and try to help each other.
One of the prominent outside men j
who will attend will be W. F. Me-,
Cormack, Pacific coast purchasing
agent for the celebrated Fred Harvey
system. Mr. McCormack took part in
the first meeting of purchasing agents
* distributors and Farm Bureau heads
held at Tucson a year ago, and his (
remarks will be of interest in view of
the large amount of Arizona produce
purchased annually by his system.
Reports continue to come in as to
plans for “Trade at Home Week to
be -held in the different communities
of the state. In some localities busi
ness firms already are featuring the
"Trade at Home” principle in adver
tising, and indications are that the
campaign will have a lasting effect
by showing the advantages of buying,
in one’s home town and home state.
F. C.*Demarest. who came to Win
slow in ISB2 and is one of the Pion
eers of this part of the country is in
recepit of letter from his brother tel
ling Mr. Demarest that he has cele
brated his seventy-third wedding an
Mr. Demarest \resides with his wife
And in this case -the “dream dic
tionary” made good its promise.
For, it says, to dream of the sea
means “A long journey and large
affairs”, and to dream of a ship
means “danger”
Poems Warn To Have Care If
You're Married.
A Chinese “Luck Book, by which
Asiatics set much store as a daily
forecaster of good or bad, was also
found. It was open on a page which
held no cheer for the reader.
Said the first verse on the page:
Your luck for today—
Your number is odd, a double one’
Today all propositions shun.
Your fortune —
If you’re married, have a care.
Your mate may prove untrue.
If you’re single, you’re deceived,
The fates are warning you.
This was the second verse on the
page, perhaps significant to a woman
who had ended spinsterhood at 41
years, or a man who had remarried
at 45 after a long period of single
“Your luck for today—
A tricky number, ‘twenty-two’.
Usually good. It’s up to you.
Your fortune—
A temperament not suitable
For life of married bliss;
x . oil’ll be better off unmarried,
Be you single man or miss”
William Bawcom, or ((Bill) as he
was more familiarly called here in
Winslow, left for Denver in Decem
ber of 1921, and bankbooks in his
apartment show that until two months
ago he had SI3OO on deposit in a
Winslow Bank. Another bankbook
shows an account of about SSOO in
the Metropolitan state bank of Den
Acquaintances in Denver describ
ed Bawcom as a man of many pecul
iarities. He was extremely sensative
over acute deafness. He had told
frequently of having lost $20,000 in
rooming house ventures in recent
years. He advertised often for house
keepers, and complained that they
stole from him and left him shortly.
In addition to the forebodings of
the dream book, the spinster went
against still another warning when
she married Bawcom. A letter from
a woman friend read:
“Men are all liars, and not. worth
the powder to blow them up. You
had better stav single if you know
what is good for you. Any married
woman that tells you she is happy
is just kidding you, or else she has
not been married long enough to find
the man out.’’
There has been a change in date
on which convention at Flagstaff will
be held, formerly announced June 3-4
and 5, this is changed to June 11-12
and 13. Last Sunday Commander
Leiberman attended joint meeting at
Flagstaff with A. R. Kleindienst and
Wm, Kerr. Their report seems to in
dicate that plans are well under way
for a big time for all. The State
legion authorities wish to thank Judge
Proctor of Winslow for his ready as
sistance with the State Normal School
it is very gratifying to know that
our friends are responding in this
manner. The sale of tickets for the
Auto raffle April 7 will be pushed
from now on with renewed vigor we
must go over the top. There will be
a surprise in store for the public on
this day. a very good program is
planned and every one will have an
enjoyable time. Commander Lyle W.
McLean of John Ivens post of Grand
Canyon was our guest at the last
meeting night to look over the acti
vities. “Red” as he is commonly
t known was well pleased with us and
we are sure that he will have a good
word for us when he gets home.
Comrades Porter G. Ewing and Ar
! nold Craig are again in our midst,
j Welcome to them both. Porter looks
| like old times and Craig is again
ready for Iv. P. All Legionnairs must
! get busy and 'bring in new members
| for our next regular meeting on
March 19th. Let’s Go.
jin Wyckoff New Jessey. A newspa
i per article from that place states:
j “So far as can be learned, Wyckoff
jhas the’distinction of being the home
jof the oldest married couple in the
! United States. They are Mr. and Mrs
John C. Demarest of the Spring Lake
\ Farm, who will celebrate tomorrow,
i the Seventy-third anniversary of their
! Both Mr. and Mrs. Demarest were
j born in this vicinity, Mrs. Demarest
{ at Campgaw in 1832 and Mr. Demar
jest at Wyckoff in 1828. They were
j married in 1850 and lived for a few
| years on a farm at 34th St. and
Ninth Avenue, New York City, where
they raised vegetables. The rest of
j their long life lias been spent in this
| neighborhood.
Considering their age, Mr. and Mr.
Demarest enjoy good health and are
I looking foreward to celebrating their
j seventy-fifth anniversary. Two of
! their children are still living and
! there are six grand-children and
seven great-grand children."
The Hon Wm'G. McAdoo, Secretary
of the Treasury, and Director Gener
al of Railroads, in the Wilson cabinet,
was in town for a short time Sunday
morning. He was on his way from
Southern California, where he now
resides, to Holbrook to look after
some business interests. In a brief
interview with the editor Mr. McAdoo
said he was not talking politics at the
present time and hence had nothing
to say of a political nature. It will
be remembered that he was one of
the leading candidates for nomination
to the Presidency at the last Dem
ocratic convention in San Francisco
and made a fine showing, but lost out
to Gov. Cox. It should be recalled,
towever, that Mr. McAdoo did not
really wish to be a candidate at that
time, and requested that his name be
not presented to the convention, but
his friends went ahead and put him
in nomination anyway. Many, think
that he will yet be a candidate and
possibly President of the United
States, and that he is just abiding
the time when nomination and elec
tion to that high position will be pos
sible. Mr. McAdoo did not reveal the
nature of his business at Holbrook
but it is understood that lie is con
nected in some way with the Taylor
oil interests at Holbrook. Mr. Mc-
Adoo spent most of the short time
he was here visiting with the rail
road men who think a great deal of
the former director general, who in
turn seems to have a genuine liking
for the railroad men. The editor
sounded him out on a fishing trip
which he and a few other Winslowites
are contemplating up among the
White Mountains this coming Spring
or Summer, and found out that he
was a true follower of the noted
Isaac Walton and would be “Johnnie
on the spot” when the time arrived.
He said, byway of appreciation of
the fishing invitation we suppose,
that he would then have a good, big
interview cooked up for the Winslow
Mail. No doubt lie will also have
some good “fish stories” to tell
when he gets back to California fol
lowing the expedition.
Last Tuesday evening the teachers
of the South Side School gave a
The “Winslow Mail", having the in
terest of Winslow and Navajo County
at heart, has decided to publish a
big Easter Edition on March 23. The
Special Edition will not only be an
Easter Edition but a Boosters Edi
tion as well.
This, the greatest edition that any
paper in the county lias ever publish
ed, will be replete with .many live
features regarding our very own
community. Many hundreds of extra
copies of the paper will be printed
and to those wishing to Boost Win
slow, we would suggest that you order
copies at once to send to your friends.
Publicity is the best way to bring
this county before the public eye, and
the best publicity is to be had through
the medium of your local paper.
The merchants have been co-oper
ating with the “Mail” in the way of
advertising and we highly appreciate
From a Piedmont, Calif, paper we
reprint the details of the nuptials of
Walter Creswell of this city.
“Announcements received in Pied
mont this week of the marriage of
Miss Mildred Holmes to Walter P.
Creswell, which occurred at Los An
geles, Feb .24, created pleasant sur
prise among the many Piedmont
friends of the bride. The marriage
ceremony was performed at the Tri
nity Methodist Church.
Mrs. Creswell is the daughter of
Mrs. Amy Holmes of this city. Pro
minent in the church and social act
ivities and talented, she was admired
as one of Piedmont’s most popular
young ladies. Mrs. Creswell held a
very lucrative and responsible posi
tion as secretary to the president of
the First Mortgage Co., leading in
stitution of that city.
Mr. Creswell, although now a res
ident o Los Angeles, is a native of
Winslow, Arizona, his parents resid
ing there at present. He is a gra
duate pharmacist of the University
of California and is now engaged in
his profession in Los Angeles.”
The many friends in Winslow of
Mr. Creswell. will be happy to extend
their congratulations to the young
couple and the “Mai!” takes pleasure
in wishing them a very “happy trip
on the Martial Ship.”
Heading a list of distinguished
men of the state who have become in
terested in the “Buy at Home—Use
Arizona Products” movement, Gov
ernor George W. P. Hunt has given
nis hearty endorsement to “Trade at
Home —Buy Arizona Products” week
to be held by chambers of commerce
throughout the state March 19th to
24 th.
In view of the concerted efforts
being made by all organizations of
the state to keep Arizona business in
Arizona Governor Hunt’s view is of
particular interest at this time. In
a letter to the Arizona Industrial
Congress, which suggested the move
ment, he says:
“I am heartily in sympathy with
the movement to promote the use and
sale of the products of the industries
of Arizona. The more Arizona pro
ducts that are consumed in Arizona
the greater prosperity is going to be,
as it will tend to create more indus
tries within the state, and by reduc
ing transportation costs and eliminat
ing several of the middlemen will
have a tendency to reduce the cost to
the consumer.”
Similar expressions urging general
observance of “Trade at Home” week
are being -received from all parts of
the state by the Industrial Congress,
Typical of these is this statement by
Henry D. Ross, judge of the state
supreme court:
“I am heartily in favor of the
’Trade at Home—Buy Arizona Pro
ducts’ week proposed by the Congress.
“It seems to me to be the duty of
every citizen of this state to buy
everything that he uses, in the way
of food and otherwise, from the pro
ducers of the state, or the merchants
who handle the produce of the state.
By doing so it encourages production
and also keeps in the state the money
paid therefor.
miscellaneous shower for Miss Rena
Marley at the home of Mis s Margaret
Wyrick the shower was well attend
ed by the teachers of our local
schools and the evening was enjoyed
playing Bridge after which a delight
ful two course luncheon was served
♦ .Miss Marley leaves Friday evening
for Los Angeles where it is rumored,
she will be married shortly after her
this co-operation. There are a num
ber of business men we have not as
yet talked •to and we would appre
ciate very much if they would get
their “copy” in at once.
Every rancher in the northern part
of the state will receive a complimen
tary copy of this edition and it will
be the best’ advertising possible for
our local business men. Let’s get
busy and keep the money at home.
Advertise your products in this edi
tion. Show the people who are send
ing out of town for their merchandise
that they can buy just as cheap at
If there is anything of interest our
readers may have in the way of Na
vajo county history, we would very
much appreciate to have any of them
give us the data.
Remember, this is your community
and your paper, and it is up to you
people to help this edition to be a
great success.
And remember, if you desire extra
copies, order at once.
Prof. Ford Ashman Carpehter, Con
sulting Meteorologist of the Govern
ment at Washington, and a leading
official of the aviation service, and
credited with some important discov
eries and cardinal facts in the new
j air evolutions, gave a very interest
ing and instructive lecture at the
I Santa Fe .Reading Room last Friday
evening. His topic was the weather
I and clouds, a very general topic of
| discussion as you will note. But Mr
j Carpenf'er did not use the hackneyed
j expressions that we all use in talking
j about the weather, but gave some
| real information on the subject of
j weather and clouds. He illustrated
! his lecture witli many fine pictures
jof the clouds, storms, etc. He ex
| plained ihe different kinds of clouds,
; winds, storms, and air currents. He
i took a three day trip in a baloon. and
I secured many pictures and some ex
;perience on the trip. He said that
I all storms move from west to east,
j that is, the general direction of the
! storm is west to east. He explained
j that the “air holes” the pilots of air
planes tell about are not holes in the
! atmosphere at all but are made to
i seem so when the air current is in
i the same direction the plain is going.
IHe said that the lowest and highest
| temperature had been obtained at
! the equator, the lowest being 130 per
j cent below zero nine miles up above
j the equator. This was secured by
I sending up a baloon.
The Arizona State Legislature fail
ed to ratify the Colorado River Com
pact. That means that it will be
held up for a period of two years un
less the Governor calls a special ses
sion of the Legislature to take the
matter up again. Some seem to think
that this will be done. In the clos- j
ing hours of the Sixty-sixth United j
States congress. Representative Hay-!
den, of Arizona, introduced a bill!
“for the protection and developmentl
of the lower Colorado river basin and ;
for the ratification of the Colorado
river compact.”
This new bill provides for the i
creation of another Colorado river j
commission to take up the work I
where it was left off by the commis- j
sion which expired by limitation on
January first of this year. The new
commission is to be known as the
Colorado River Commission and to
be composed of the secretary of com
merce, who shall be the chairman,
the chief of the engineers of the ar
my, the chief engineer of the federal
power commission, the director of
the United States geological survey,
and the director of the United States
reclamation service.
The work of the commission is to
be done through the departments of
commerce, was and interior, and |
their engineering, technical, clerical i
clerical and other personnel.
The business of this commission j
shall be “to investigate and recom-;
mend the location and design of a
dam or dams or other structures or
facilities necessary to control the
floods of the Colorado and Gila rivers
in such manner as will provide for
the fullest practicable utilization of
the waters of said rivers for irriga-1
tion, power and other beneficial i
uses.” This commission shall as!
soon as practicable report to congress
on the cost of such dams, structures, j
or facilities and make recommenda
tions on plans for carrying them j
out, and whether and to what extent |
power should be developed in con-!
nection with said dams, a*d if con- i
struction is recommended by the
United States, to what extent, and in j
what manner the United States should
be reimbursed for ils expenditures.'
The commission shall also consider |
and make recommendations as to a
fair and equitable compensation to
any state in lieu of taxes on power I
developed by the United States with- 1
in or partly within the State.
The bill provides that when such J
report has been submitted to con- j
gress the commission shall then cease;
to exist. It further provides for the j
expenses of the commission, such as j
transportation, subsistence, etc.. dur-|
ing the time the commission is act-'
- -u j
The famous Elson Educational Art i
Exhibit will be on display at the
Washington School Auditorium some
time between April 4 and April 7.
The exact time will be announced
later. It is hoped also to give a Ra
dio Concert at the same time. This
exhibit consists of two hundred large
carbon photographs, and photogra-!
vures and pictures in full color of j
the World’s masterpieces.
This will undoubtedly receive the i
hearty support of the community as
all proceeds are to be used in pur
chasing pictures for the schools.
Watch for exact date.
Report Lards
Report Cards for the regular six
weeks period were given out last,
week. These cards are important
and should be closely examined by all :
parents. They are a message from
the school to the home. For infor
mation on any grade or point the ,
>arent should consult the teacher. I
If the grade in a particular subject j
or one six-weeks period is lower;
than those of previous six-weeks per- |
iods something is probably wrong, j
f the grade is very much lower the!
parent should confer with the teach-j
The grading is done by figures or
’etters as 1,2, 3,4, 5, or A. B. C. D.
E. 1 or A is Superior work, 2 or B
is. above the average, 3 or C is the!
average, 4 or D is below the average, 1
5 or E. is failure.
Students are about the same every
where and the most scientific distri-'
bution of grades that has yet been :
worked out is about as follows: 5
per cent of the grades should be l’s, j
15 per cent should be 2’s, 60 per cent
should be 3’s, 15 per cent should be!
4’s, 5 per cent should be s’s. This
rule is hot iron-clad or inelastic, yet
we can see there is some scientific
basis for it when we realize that- a
vast majority of students are average
students as a vast majority of people !
are just average people. There are j
a few above and a few below this
dividing line.
Many times a student who should
receive an average mark or one above
the average, falls below because of a
lack of application. Here is one of j
the School’s big problems —to get the
student to make an honest effort to j
use the powers that are his. Here j
also is a place where the home can
help the schooL
Basket Ball Season
The High School boys and girls are j
taking part in the Tournament at
uallv at work on the business of the
commission, not to exceed four dol
lars per day. It also provides that
the recommendations of the commis
sion shall be carried out by the sec
retary of the interior, when submitt
ed to congress.
The secretary of the' interior is
further authorized, by and with the
advice and approval of the federal
power commission, after giving pre
ference to irrigation, state and muni
cipal purposes, to enter into contracts
for forty years for the sale of any
surplus power developed, at such
rates as will repay the United States
the entire cost of its investment,
within the forty years. This money
shall be placed in the treasury and
credited as miscellaneous receipts.
Provided the charge may be read
justed at the end of five, ten. or
twenty 7 year periods.
The bill further provides that the
act shall not be construed as intend
ed to deprive any lands now irrigat
ed in Mexico of their natural minimum
flow of said river, but since this
minimum flow has already been ap
propriated, it shall be the policy of
the government of the United States
to provide water, by storage and im
pounding of the flood waters of the
Colorado river for irrigation pur
poses in the United States before any
further provision is made for irriga
tion purposes in Mexico.
It further provides for the appro
val of congress of the Colorado River
compact arranged at Santa Fe when
the same is ratified by the several
states interested.
Tl>e bill was referred to the com
mittee on arid lands.
The physical training instructors
throughout the schools are preparing
for a physical training night to be
given in the near future. They are
planning to make this an interesting
exhibition of their work. The exact
time and more details will be given
The Santa Fe Reading Room has
been extremely fortunate in securing
the Great Plymstead for their enter
tainment at the School Auditorium,
Wed. evening, March 21st.
A few of his characters and sub
jects are:
“When Ezra Sang First Bass,
“Riley's Raggedy Man”, and “My
Sister’s Best Fellers Girl’s Brother”.
Flagstaff this week-end. This will
mark the close of the Basket Ball
Season. The girls have been quite
successful, winning most of their
games. The boys, while working
hard, have lost most of theirs,
The first High School play of the
season will soon be given at the
Washington Auditorium. It is being
directed by Miss Uhlir. The High
School Orchestra under the direction
of Mr. Goodhall will furnish the
music for the evening.
. By*Booth Tarkington
Clarence Joe Babcock
Violet Pinney Bernice Pillsbury
Bobby Wheeler Stanard Nesting
Cora Wheeler Katherine Bauer
Mr. Wheeler Noel Caldwell
Mrs. Wheeler Loretta Bauer
Mrs. Martyn Mable Kelly
Hubert Stem Marvin Young
Dinwiddie Robert Leonard
Della Bable Kelly
Act I The Anteroom td Mr Wheeler’s
private office, New York.
Act II Living Room .of Mr. Wheeler’s
home, Englewood, N. J.
Act 111 The same. That evening.
Act IV The Same. Next Morning.
Most all of the people are brought
into the play in the first act. Bobby
and Cora are typical brother and sis
ter. Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler are the
typical American father and mother.
Mr. Wheeler is a successful Amer
ican business man, with a growing
family. Miss Pinney, the young and
good looking governess, has the res
ponsibility of Cora, who is in love
with a man old enough to be her
father. Clarence is a woulded sol
dier, who shows action in the third
and fourth acts. The play is full of
fun and has been called the play of
a thousand laughs. There is a smile
in every line. A mystery is woven
about Clarence’s last name.
It ends as all good plays must end
by having the mystery solved. And
bv having everv one brought together
as it should. Don’t fail to turn out
the 24th of March, at 8 o’clock. There
will be but one performance. Ts you
miss it you will miss the biggest
event of the year.
~ . —— -■. - —o ———————
Mr. “Slim” Wright our star base
ball twirler of last year is out to
make the Oakland Baseball Club In
the Pacific Coast League and reports
from their training camp speak very
highlv in favor of him making the
team. The many local friends of
Slim sure wish him all the luck in
the world.

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