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"Volume 32
Public Meeting Arranged for November 24th; George
Nielson, Prominent Attorney of Prescott, to Speak
On “Requirements of Citizenship”
All arrangements have been com
pleted for the observance of National
Educational Week beginning on Sun
day, November 18. An interesting
and instructive program has been
worked out by the school authorities,
the American Legion and the rep
resentative of the different fraternal
civic and religious organizations of
The big event of the week will be
a public mass meeting, which will be
held on Saturday night, November
24, at the Washington school audit
orium. The main speaker of the
evening will be George Nielson, pro
minent attorney of Prescott. Mr.
Nielson will speak on “Americaniza
tion and Requirements of Good Citi
zenship.” Other numbers on the
Saturday night program %re: selec
tions by the High school orchestra;
a trio, “America Triumphant”, by
the High school glee club; songs by
the fourth and fifth grades of the
Washington school; a play, “Natural
ization of Mr. A. B. C.”, by the Jun
ior high school; four live-minute
speeches by Evelyn Garver, Mary
Dudziak, Anna Leonard and Glen
Evans; and a play, “Declaration of
Independence”, by the Sout.hside
school. After the program there will
be a short discussion of local educa
tional problems.
Next Sunday, November 18, is God
and Country Day. Ministers of all
denominations are urged to preach
a sermon on education, either at the
morning or the evening services.
Wednesday, November 21, has been
set aside as school visitors’ day.
Parents and people interested in the
schools are urged again to visit the
schools during the entire educational
week and especially on this day.
There will be no special effort made
to entertain visitors at this time, the
object being for them to see the
actual work of the schools.
On Friday, November 23, there will
be a parade of the school children
through the streets with banners
and floats. The people of Winslow
are urged to be down town to see
this affair, which will be at 3:00 p. m.
Posters bearing interesting and!
instructive date with reference to
education will be displayed during
the week. Slides will also be shown
at the Opera House.
The entire program of educational
week follows:
For God and Country
Sunday, November 18th.
1. Education in the home
2. Education in the school
3. Education in the church.
The parents and the teadiers of
thq Junior and Winslow High schools
met Thursday evening at the Wash
ington school for the purpose of re
organization. There was a represen
tative attendance, and the following
officers were elected for the ensuing
year: Mrs. F. B. Grim, president;
Mrs. C. J. Brooks, vice-president;
and Mrs. C. I. Houck, secretary and
Parents, teachers and child lovers
are eligible for membership in this
organization. A cordial invitation is
extended to those of the community
who are interested in the welfare of
all children. The next meeting will
be announced later.
BE HELD Ni. 21T023
Preparations are under way for the
annual bazaar which the Catholic
ladies will give at the Pastime Thea- j
ter on Wednesday, Thursday and |
Friday, November 21 to 23 inclusive, i
The ladies have been working hard j
for this affair, which promises to be ;
even bigger and better than those
they have held in the past.
The bazaar will open with a tur
key supper to be served from 5 to 8
p. m. on the evening of November 21.
This will be a big feed and will be
served only the first day. The turk
ey supper, will have all the fixin’s of
a Thanksgiving dinner, and enough
will be prepared to satisfy every one.
On all three evenings a dance will
be given, the music to be furnished
by the best artists of Winslow.
Among the concessions are fancy
tables, a hot-dog stand, a candy !
booth and a fish pond for the kiddies.
The ladies have prepared a great deal
of fancy work, which will make ad
mirable Christmans presents. Johnny
Moore will be back on the job at the
hot-dog stand. He will cook ’em
better than ever this time.
A large number of the business |
men have generously contributed
many valuable things which will be
disposed of at the bazaar. The don
ors together with their contributions
and the persons receiving them will
be announced later.
The Catholic ladies cordially invite
the people of Winslow to attend tne
bazaar on all three evenings. Every
one who attends is assured the same
good time that has been a feature of
their fairs in the past.
Slogan—A Godly nation cannot fail
American Constitution Day
Monday, November 19th
1. Life, liberty and justice
2. How the Constitution guarantees
3. Revolutionists and Radicals a
menace to these guarantees.
4. Security and Opportunity.
Slogan—Ballots not bullets, Visit
the schools today.
Patriotism Day
Tuesday, November 201 lu
1. The flag-the emblem of the nation
2. Help the immigrants and aliens to
become Americans.
3. Take an active interest in govern
mental affairs.
4. Music influence upon a nation.
Slogans—Visit the schools today
America First.
School and Teacher Day
Wednesday, November 21st
1. The necessity of schools.
2. The teacher as a nation builder.
3. The school influence on the com
ing generation.
4. The school as a productive insti
5. School needs in the community.
Slogans—Visit the schools today.
Better trained and better paid teach
ers, more adequate buildings.
Illiteracy Day
Thursday, November 22nd
1. Illiteracy—a menace to our nation
2. An American’s duty toward the
3. Let every citizen teach one il
Slogan—No illiteracy by 1927—it
can be done. Visit the schools today.
Community Day
Friday, November 23rd.
1. Equality of opportunity in educa
tion for every American boy and
2. Rural schools —City schools —Col-
3. A public library for every com
4. Children today—Citizens tomor
Slogan—Visit the schools today.
An equal chance for all children. A
square deal for the country boy and
Physical Education Day *
Saturday, November 24th
1. Playgrounds.
2. Physical education and hygiene.
3. The great out of doors.
4. The country’s need in conserva
tion and development of forests,
soil, roads, and other resources.
Slogans—A sick body makes a sick
mind. Playgrounds in every com
munity—Athletes all.
SmAN’S mb holds
The home and education depart
ment program at the Woman’s club
on Friday, November 9, was in charge
of Mrs. E. F. Matthews, chairman of
that department. The topic for the
afternoon was “Illiteracy”. Mrs.
Matthews’ paper on the subject was
both interesting and instructive. An
other feature of the program was
Mrs. C. B. Henderson’s paper on
“Library Extension Work”, an inter
esting outline and comment on this
important feature, one of the coun
teracting influences which tends to
lessen the evils of ignorance and
lack of education.
This session of the club was es
pecially fortunate in having Mrs.
Paul T. Liljedahl present to sing in
her usually delightful voice, “Love
Sends a Little Gift of Roses”, by
The next meeting of the club will
be on Friday, November 23. The
. program will be announced later.
The Members of the American Le
gion Auxiliary desire at this time to
thank the good people of Winslow
who so kindly and generously con
tributed homp made jelly to be sent
to ward four Whipple Hospital. This
ward has been assigned to the local
unit and contains from sixty to se
| venty-five very sick men. Nearly 40
pounds of various kinds of jelly was
collected and as it was taken into
the ward by the ladies of the Pres
cott Unit, to whom it had been sent
for distribution, each man was per
mitted to select his favorite “brand”
several jars were also given to the
wife and two small children of an
j ex-service man who is confined to
the hospital and who has not yet re-
I ceived his compensation. Several of
our members are going to assist
with the Xmas seal sale.
Contagious Disease on Wane
No new cases of contagious diseas
es have been reported to Dr. J. W.
Bazell, county physician, this week.
Apparetly Scarlet, fever and dipthe
ria are being stamped out here.
Mr. Raymond S. Grant and Miss
Ufa La Prade, two of Winslow’s
most popular young people, were
quietly married Sunday evening at
the Baptist parsonage by Rev. T. E.
Elgin. Only members of the imme
diate families of the contracting par
ties attended the ceremony.
The bride, who has lived here rfiost
of her life, is an attractive young
lady and possesses a pleasing per
sonality and an endearing character.
She is a graduate of the Winslow
High school, having completed her
course in 1922. Since her graduation
she has been connected with the
Union Bank and Trust Company.
Mr. Grant, one of Winslow’s more
progressive and responsible young
business men, has been connected
with the Charles Cahn Mercantile
Company since he moved here from
Phoenix three years ago. He is now
the manager of the store, and has
held this position for about a year.
He is an active legionnaire, being
the finance officer of this post. He
is also a member of other fraternal
Mr. and Mrs. Grant are at home to
their friends at 1000 Warren Avenue.
The Mail wishes the fortunate couple
a long and happy wedded state.
Fighting in a sea of mud Winslow
football squad went down to defeat
before the Flagstaff high school team
on the latter’s field Armistice Day,
losing by the score of 12 to 0. About
three inches of soft mud covered the
field making it impossible for the
local boys to make any headway
against their heavier opponents.
As a result of this defeat Winslow
will not make second place, but
third in the northern Arizona con
ference, Flagstaff having lost a game
two weeks ago to Clarkdale, which
now leads for the championship.
Flagstaff receives second place.
The game on Monday was marked
by straight football. The Winslow
aggregation tried its aerial attack,
but the ball was so slippery that it
wa.s impossible to hold it. Forced to
confine itself to line plunges and end
runs the local squad, which was too
light for the Flagstaff warriors under
the adverse conditions, was doomed
to fight a losing battle.
Flagstaff made both of its touch
downs in the first half, one each
quarter, on a series of line plunges
and end runs. The only chance that
Winslow had of scoring was in the
second quarter. The local boys took
the ball down the field to Flagstaff’s
ten-yard line, but fumbled and lost
it. Winslow played good football,
but was unable to hold the right half
on the Flagstaff team. His mighty
plunging was the feature of the con
test. Tully, Janeway, B. Evans and
Hensley played consistent football
throughout the game.
Winslow has two more games on
its schedule, one at Gallup on Nov
ember 24 and the other at Flagstaff
on Thanksgiving day with the Nor
mal school.
The Winslow line-up of the Armis
tice Day contest follows: Hensley,
left end; Hohn, left tackle; Smith,
left guard; G. Evans, center; Kelly,
right guard; Wood, right tackle,
Thornton, right end; Tully, left half,
B. Evans, quarter back, Rushing, full
back, Janeway, right half.
Armistice Day celebration, which
was conducted by the American Le
gion, although not elaborate, was a
most successful one. The annual
banquet given last Saturday night
was a very enjoyable affair and was
well attended. Many were the pleas
antries and jokes that were exchang
ed. Several short speeches none of
which failed to register were made by
some of the members and their
Sunday was observed by the Le
gion in the Christian church with
fitting and impressive services. A
large number of people gathered at
the church to pay respect to our de
parted heroes. Rev. W. L. Martin
and Conmmander Lieberman spoke
on Armistice Day and its significance.
On Monday evening a motion pic
ture, “The Heart of Maryland” was
shown at the Opera House under the
auspices of the Frank Perkins Post.
This was an exceptionally good cine
ma, which has left its impression
upon the people of Winslow. The
Legion plans to bring other good pic
tures here in the near future.
As there are still a few unsold
tickets on the house and lot, which
the post is raffling off. the property
will not be awarded until the last of
December. The Legion is making
every effort to expedite the sale of
j tickets, and it will appreciate the
! cooperation of the general public.
The Frank Perkins post is making
i a drive for new members for the year
| 1924. All ex-service men should feel
J the responsibility and enroll as a
| member at the beginning of the year.
The local post meets every Monday
night at the Maccabee hall, and the
| adjutant informs the Mail that he is
| dying to get more members. He is
! never to busy to sign up a new one.
Roll call for Red Cross member
ship will start on Wednesday, Nov
ember 21. Members of the local chap
ter are planning to solicit the busi
ness houses as as the residen
tial sections. There will be booths
in the stores and banks where peo- i
pie may enroll. There will also be
a house to house canvass of the town.
The Pacific division of the Red,
Cross has set as its goal a minimum
membership of 500,000. This means
that every chapter will have to se
cure more members than it did last
Every one who is financially able
should enroll in the organization.
| The local chapter wishes to assure |
the people that every dollar contri
buted in the drive will be used at
Bob Evans, quarter back on the
Winslow Hi football squad, who was
injured in the game at. Flagstaff on
Armistice Day, was taken to Los
Angeles by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
B. F. Evans, Wednesday morning for
medical treatment.
Bob in making a tackle in the third
quarter of the contest dislocated all
the vertebrae of his spine from the
middle of his shoulder upward. He j
was temporarily knocked out but !
went back into the game and played j
until two minutes before the end of
the contest when he dropped to the j
ground and was carried off the field.
He was taken to the Weatherford
hotel, where he did not regain con
sciousness until about six o’clock
that evening. When he came too he
did not remember that he played after
he had been knocked out.
He was able to walk to the rail
way station to take the train home
but fainted in the rest room. He re
gained consciousness again after he
was placed on the train.
On Tuesday afternoon Bob went to '
school feeling all right. About 2 p.
m. he fainted for the third time, and
except for brief moments he was un
conscious up to the time that he was
taken away.
Ed. Janeway, captain of the foot- i
ball squad, accompanied Evans’ to :
Los Angeles.
Word has been received from Mr. j
Evans to the effect that Bob regained j
consciousness before he reached Los
Angeles and that he is improving.
Treasurers Report, Navajo-Apache
Chapter American Red Cross
Balance Jan. Ist 1923 $306.09
Less checks drawn 146.06
Home service, Loans to dis
abled veterans etc., Balance
on hand Nov. 14, 1923 $160.03
Signed E. E. Friday, Treas.
Ingenuity and cleverness charact
erized the senior entertainment given
at the high school assembly Friday
morning for the other classes and j
the faculty. The program took the
form of a mock radio concert, which j
was very humorous and novel.
Chester Smith and John Clark
were the official operators of the re- j
ceiving station. Paul Thornton was
the official announcer. A genuine
radio concert is indeed an entertain
ing affair; the seniors proved, how
ever, that a mock one is even more
The first number on the program j
was a mock speech by Winfred Hens
ley on the detention system at the ,
high school. Mr. Hensley imitated
different members of the faculty. He
proved himself a real caricaturist.
Following this number was a piano
solo rendered by Miss Genevieve Pear- j
son. This was a very good musical
number, and Miss Pearson played her
selection in a manner which belied
that she was playing directly to her ;
Miss Mary Babcock gave a bed-time ;
story for the benefit of the juriors. !
This was a very amusing number
and was one of the hits of the pro- ,
gram. A vocal solo was rendered by
Miss Loretta Bauer. Her selection
was an extremely pleasing one.
Mr. Bob Evans gave the supposed
speech of his brother, Glen Evans,
who spoke before the assembly a
| short time ago. Bob proved himself
a first-class comedian, gaining an
overwhelming response from his
auditors. Misses Bernetta Williams j
and Marie Hurt gave a vocal duet, j
which was well received. Their
song was just like one off the radio.
The ochestra, composed of Miss
Eunice Grim, pianist, Messrs John
Clark, drums, Chester Smith, violin,
Paul Thornton, saxaphone, and Ar
! thur Sehaar, cornet, played several
numbers which were very good. The
orchestra has been working hard
with the result that it never fails to
I make a hit when it plays.
The last number on the program
was the broadcasting of news items.
This was put over in great fashion,
causing much merriement.
, Every one who heard the mock
radio concert is now a confirmed
mock radio fan.
Whereas, the President of the
United States and the Governor of
Arizona, at the request of the
United States Bureau of Education,
acting in co-operation with the
American Legion, has set aside the
week from November 18 to 24, 1923,
both inclusive, to be observed as
American Educational Week;’ and,
Whereas the schools are one of
the most important institutions in
developing the hoys and girls of
today into the citizens of tomor
row; 1 and,
Whereas the effectiveness of the
work of our schools depends, in a
large measure, upon the support
and cooperation they receive from
parents and citizens of the Com
munity ; and
Whereas the local school author- ;
ities with the assistance of other
organizations have planned to ob
serve this week, having designated
Wednesday, November 21, as school j
visitors day and Friday, November i
23, at 3:00 P. M. as the time when ,
our school children will parade '
through our streets and Saturday,
November 24, at 8:00 P. M. as the
time for a public mass meeting on
which occasion a program will be
given by our schools and education- j
problems will be discussed.
Now, therefore, I, C. L. Milam,
Mayor of the City of Winslow call
upon the citizens of our commu- j
nity to visit our schools, get
acquanted with our teachers and
their work, attend the public mass |
meeting and lend their whole- j
hearted support and cooperation to j
the observance of American Edu
cation Week.
In witness whereof, I have* here- |
unto set my hand and caused the
seal of the city of Winslow to be
Done at the City Hall this 14th
day of November, A. D. 1923.
Mayor of Winslow. [
A Ford bearing a Texas license
turned over on the Second street
hill Tuesday afternoon as it was
coming into town, pinning the two
occupants under it. Uninjured they
crawled out from under the machine,
righted it and came on into the city.
The street supervisor had just com
pleted repairing the street when the
car turned over.
A wedding which comes as a com
plete surprise to Winslow is that of
Mr. Frank Siegmund and Miss Ber
nice Pillsbury, who were married at
Santa Anna, California, on October
19 by Rev. W. L. Porter, pastor of
the Christian church. The young
couple kept the marriage an absolute
secret until this week.
Mr. Siegmund returned to Winslow
from a trip to California shortly after
the wedding, but let none of his
friends know of his marriage. He
made another trip last week return
ing Tuesday. It was then that he let
his friends know that he is benedict.
The bride, who is one of the most
charming young ladies of Winslow,
graduated from the local high school
in the class of 1923. Since Septem
ber she has been living in Los An
geles, attending the southern branch
m the University of California. She
will return to Winslow the first if
be week.
Mr. Siegmund has resided here for
the past five years, and : s now em
ployed in the master mechanic’s of
fice. He is a graduate of the Poly
technic school of Los \ngoles. He is
also a fraternal man.
The Mail joins with the many
friends of Mr. and Mrs. Siegmund
wishing them a happy enduring mar
ried life.
Prominent Winslowans Give
Views Concerning Education
In an effort to stimulate interest
among the citizens of Winslow in our
schools and especially during Na
tional Educational Week, the Mail in
terviewed several prominent people
of the city as to the importance they
attach to education. Every one who
v/as interviewed on the subject is a
•irm believer in education. It goes
without saying that if our schools
are of great importance in producing
future citizens and in perfecting de
mocracv, they should receive the at
tention’ and the support of the peo
ple. Help make educational week as
successful as possible.
The interviews follow:
“Education is of the greatest im
portance in the life of every one.
Only through knowledge can civiliza
tion perfect itself. Every one should
avail himself of the opportunity to
get an education.” Mr. R. C. Kauf
man, cashier of the Union Bank and
Trust Company.
“Education is the key that unlocks
the door to progress. Only as peoples
and nations are educated do they go
forward. Savage and half-civilized
peoples are what they are because
they lack knowledge and do not know
any better. Educate them, show
them how to he and do different, and
they respond to the new knowledge,
and rise in the scale of civilization.
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Good NeM s
and Best Ad
vertising Organ
deluxe mm
Winslow Woman’s club lias made
I arrangements for a lyceum course,
l the DeLuxe Circuit, of five numbers
i which will be shown at the Washing
i ton school auditorium this winter.
The series include the Pilcher Con
cert Party, the Argonaut Players,
the Mason Jubilee Singers, the' South
land Duo and Edgar S. Kinsley hum
orist and lecturer.
The Pilcher Concert will be given
l on November 28. The Argonaut pla
yers is booked for January 4; the
Mason Jubilee Singers, for February
:5; and the Southland Duo, for Feb
; ruary 26. The date of the Edgar S.
Kindley number has not been arrang
ed. This will probably be given eith
' er about Christmas or in the spring.
If the date cannot be arranged, an
! other number will be substituted.
The Pilcher Concert Party is an
| artist combination of three people,
| including a prominent tenor of Los
! Angeles, a child-prodigy violonist
1 and a pianist. The three people who
! compose this number have given re
| citals alone, and are high-class musi
j clans. Their program is a very ar
! tistic affair.
Five people compose the Mason
I Jubilee Singers. They are the origin-
I al Mason company. Mr. & Mrs. Mason
| traveling with the company in per
j son. This troupe puts on an old
fashioned jubilee program, which is
artistic but does not attempt grand
(Continued on page 7)
The bodies of Murray Billings and
Russell Lindsey, who were killed on
November 8 at Cheto when the motor
car in which they were riding was
struck by Santa Fe fast mail train
No. 7, were buried in the local ceme
tery Monday morning, services being
conducted at the Winslow Undertak
ing Parlors by Rev. T. E. Elgin, pas
tor of the Baptist church.
Lindsey, who was a legionnaire,
was buried by the Frank Perkins post
wich military honors. He served in
the hospital corps of the United
States and was a member of the A.
E. F. in France.
Murray Billings, Grace Billings, his
j wife, Russell Lindsey and James Al
| derman were on their way from their
home at Muscatina, lowa, to Long
Pine, California, when the accident
happened. Billings, who was driving
the machine, either stopped the car
on the railway track or it stalled on
it. There is a main track and a side
track at Cheto. The car stalled on
the latter, and if Billings had remain
ed there, the car would have been
safe. Seeing No. 7 bearing down
upon him and not knowing that the
train was on the other track, he be
came confused, and in attempting to
back the machine off the track, he
threw it in high. The car moved
ahead in the path of the fast mail,
which crashed into it. There was
nothing left of the auto except small
pieces which were hurled many feet
from the place of the crash.
Mrs. Billings jumped from the car
and escaped. James Alderman, who
was riding in the back seat with
Russell Lindsey, was thrown through
the side curtains of the auto, escap
ing with a broken wrist.
Mrs. Billings, who has been stay
ing here since the accident, expect to
remain in Winslow for a while, at
They take their places among the
useful citizens of the world. The
same is true of what we call illiter
ates. What they need is education.
Give it to them, and they quickly rise
in the scale of citizenship and take
their places among the useful citizens
of the community and the nation.
But education has no stopping place.
Tt is for the educated so called, as
well as for the uneducated. One
never reaches a point where he
should cease to learn. And that is
one object in what we call educa
tional week, namely, to stimulate the
interest in education along all lines
and among all classes of citizens.”
—Rev. W!. L. Martin, pastor of the
Christian church.
“Education is becoming more im
portant in every line of endeavor.
It is up to every community to pro
vide proper facilities of education for
the younger generation. The one
that gets ahead nowadays has the es
sentials of education.” —B. B. Neel,
vice-president of the Bank of Win
“In a democracy, education must
ibe a passion, or our experiment in
I government is doomed to be short
i lived. A wrong conception of educa
tion will prove as truly fatal. In
formation is not necessarily educa
( Continued on page twelve)
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