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j - PETRIFIED WOOD ■ i| : : : Different designs of Petrified Wood cut to your :! • order in our own Cutting Department. \ : We cut all kinds of Gem Stones and do only the jj : most expert of work. : • Collectors of native gems from \ : all parts of the U. S. who de- • : mand 100% work are on our • I mailing list. Write for inform : • y'm ation, or call in person. • ' ® n^ue ® es *B ns Petrified Wood : | (1 wtj LOUIS MARLEAU || : cutter of precious stones j j • Holbrook - Arizona l ? • 1 REBECCAS ORGANIZE, ! PAST GRAND CLUB The Past Noble Grands of Roseline Rebekah Lodge No. 1 meet at Mrs. j Frank Hinks, and formed a Past Grands Club. Mrs. Joe Hunter, being the first Noble Grand of Roseline Rebekah Lodge, she was unanimously voted the First Pres, of the Past Grands Club, Mrs. Shew, Vice Pres. Mrs. Hink Chaplin, and Mrs.. Haskell, Sec. i . - - - .... . l j All business being completed, we were served delicious refreshments jby the hostess, Mrs.; Hink. Those ; present Mrs. Matthews, Mrs. Fla j hearty, Mrs. Shew, Mrs. Hunter Mrs. ! Hink, Mrs. Haskell. The past Grands Club will meet the second and Fourth Thursdays of the month. All Past Grands of any Rebekah Lodge are invited. The next meeting will be held at the Home of Mrs. Joe Hunter, March >29, at 8. p. m. »••••••* •••••••••••••••••••• NOTICE The interest of Clark H. Reed in j the Ideal Bakery has been sold to and purchased by Glenn A. Hall, re maining partner and all accounts against the Bakery business have been assumed by the said Glenn A. Hall. Signed, Glenn A. Hall, Clark H. Reed. ! WINSLOW HIGH GIRLS WIN | BASKET BALL TROPHY (by ESTHER WILLIAMS i i “A bad beginning does not neces- j 1 sarily imply a bad ending". The Winslow High School Girls’ ( Basket Ball team proved this in the j Northern Arizona Tournament which j j held at Flagstaff. I Thursday evening they played the! l Flagstaff Normal girls and owing to the odds which are always against a team on a strange floor, and the! superior playing of the Flagstaff Normal girls; the final score was 7-20 in favor of Flagstaff. The Win- ; slow girls fought hard, however, and played a clean game. ( Saturday afternoon the Winslow girls played Williams High School for the cup. All the N girls were in good spirits and looking forward to the winning of the cup. The game was called at 2:30 and refereed by Miss Payne from Flag staff. Both teams appeared on the floor ready to fight for the good cause. The Williams team made the first free goal—incidentally it was the last one. That seemed to awaken the Winslowites and the game really began. There was fast playing and I splendid team work. The time seem- J I e<l to fly and every one was excited, j j Tlte Winslow boys gave some yells for the team which also helped them i in their playing. At the end of the j ! game the score was 88-1 in favor of | j Winslow. I The cups were presented by Mr. ■ Drake; One to Snowflake boys as I being the Champion boy players; the] other to the Winslow girls. The line-up of the Winslow team j was: Janetta LePrade, Forward. i Mable Kelly, Forward. Elizabeth Karav. Center. Frieda Hart. Center. Esther Williams Cant. Guard. TWneHa Williams. Guard. Substitutes: Helen Thayer, Agnes; Kelly, and Helen Russell. Subscribe to the Winslow Mail, and read all of the live local news items. |§p PERMS FOR EASTER j > Milady’s Faster would hardly be complete .j> 5 without perfumes, and rect n mere that she ]> 5 come here to be satisfied. Cur stock includes S > a complete array of the best domestic and im- ]> > ported perfumes and toilet rtquisites at most S S reasonable prices. WINSLOW DRUG CO. s Twenty Years Experience in Compounding Medicines > 120 KINGLEY AVE. PHONE 69 A. || | AMERICANIZATION (by GRADY GAM MAGE) The population of Winslow, accord j ing >to the 1920 census, is 3730. We ' have approximately 500 foreign born j whites. The remainder of our foreign ! population is composed chiefly of | Chinese and Japanese, j No extensive Americanization pro : gram has been carried out in Win i slow, yet we feel that a few things ! worthy of mention have been done. The essence of Americanization is ! participation in the affairs of the com i munity and, of course, the first step in this direction is learning, the En glish language. Nevertheless, any- thing that tends to bring the alien to ! a better understanding and apprecia ; tion of the people and the community ii n which he lives may properly be called Americanization. We have ; t"'o schools here devoted to the edu ' cation of Mexican children. These . 1 schools are important connecting > j links between the Mexican homes and , the community. In one of these i i schools Joe Vargas, a young man of [ I Mexican extraction, was employed as one of the teachers. He did consider . | able work among the older Mexican people as well as the children. He . j conducted a night class for adults and organized a Parent-Teachers’ . | association among Mexican parents. 'He supervised the play activities } i among the children and enforced the i use of the English language. Besides these activities he raised considerable money among the Mexican people to pay for furnishing air the children with hot lunches. When the hot lunch feature was started the children averaged 34 per cent underweight, j At the end of three months time this was reduced to an average of 10 per i cent. I have taken the following figures j from the 1920 census reports to show ] the character of our population mnd to show our illiteracy, as this is one phase of the Americanization pro ! blem. j Character of poulation and illiter acy of Navajo County and Winslow, according to census of 1920. Navajo Co. Winslow ! Total Population 16077 3730 Native white 7353 2982 ! Foreign born white Sl9 528 i Negroes 46 37 1 Indian, Chinee, Japanese and all others 7859 183 |I. Total ten years of age and over.. 11574 2933 Number illiterate 4476 230 Percent illiterate 38.6 7.84 1. Native white 5341 2276 Number illiterate 208 96 Percent illiterate 3.9 4.2 i 2. Foreign born w r hite 743 476 Number illiterate.... 210 122 Percent illiterate. 28.3 25.6 11. Illiterate males 21 years of age and over 1674 94 Percent of all males 21 years and over 37.3 3.5 111. Illiterate females 21 years of age and over 1664 122 Percent of all fe males 21 years anil over 46.1 6.4 In the United States as a whole 6 per cent of the people are illiterate. About 62 per cent of these are native ; born and over 25 per cent are native white of native parentage. It is plain that Americanization applies to these people although they are of pure ' American stock. But our American ! ization problem in Arizona and Na | vajo County is of a different nature, | By reference to the above table it will I be seen that 38.6 ppr cent of the peo ple in Navajo County are illiterate. This seems very large but it should | be remembered that it includes In dians. The United States cen-us classes 1 all persons as literate who say they j are able to read and write in any language. It seems to me ihat along with the | idea' of Americanizing the foreigner ; we* should leave no stone unturned in order t" bring every public school 1 in America to a full grasp of the in -1 finite possibilities in the training of ! all the rising generation in citizen -1 ship. History and civics, for instance which have too often been a mere hum-drum recital of facts should be ! made a living, breathing reality. The j dead frame-work should be clothed with flesh and Wood and made to live j before the student. In ancient Athens the fathers, taught their boys a pledge which when the i boys were about eighteen years of | age, they publicly recite: “We will never bring disgrace to this city by any act of disho nesty or cowardice, nor ever de j sert our suffering comrades in the ranks. “We will fight for the ideals and sacred things of the city, | both singly and together. We will revere and obey the citys laws, and do our best to incite a like respect and reverence in those above us who are prone to annual or set them at naught “We will strive unceasingly to quicken the public sense of civic duty. Thus in all these ways we will transmit this city not only ! not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was tran i smitted to us.” Let us do all in our power to bring the stranger within our gates to an ; understanding of our language, and ; to an appreciation of our history, our ideals, our customs, and our insititu i tions, But let us also, at the same i time pledge ourselves to keep alive I the ideals of honor, justice, truth, j right, and self sacrifee as it was in eh the days of Athens, the city State. ° j Trying to run a newspaper with a | flock of subscribers in arrears, is 1 like what Sherman said of war.—ON LY MORE SO.