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Volume 33
WINSLOW GIRL
RESCUES MAN
FROM DEATH
Because she was prepared with j
the ability to do, and a willingness i
to dare, Miss Dorothy Doughman, who. |
is as brave as she is fair, proved her- \
self a heroine Saturday night when
she rescued Cecil W. Lowen from
drowning at Clear Creek.
Lowen, who is but an indifferent
swimmer, waded to a rock some dis
tance from the bank, which was part
ly submerged. He lost his hold and
fell into deep water on the outward
side, and in falling, injured himself.
Miss Doughman was seated on the
dam a little distance from the rock,
and although Lowen did not call out
for help, she noted his distress, and
that he was sinking and coming to
the surface in turn, but that he
could not lift his face about the wa
ter.
Without hesitation Miss Doughman
swam to the rescue of the sinking
man, who by the time she reached
him was in such straits that he grab
ber her about the neck, causing both
of them to sink. Miss Doughman
called for help, but the many bathers
who were nearby thought they were
joking. Being without aid, in the
emergency she kicked Lowen loose,
forcing him, to release his hold,
turned him over, and secured a grip
on the back of his bathing suit, and
pushed and dragged him to shallow
water before the spectators realized
the desperate plight they had been in.
Both the young man and girl were
exhausted by their experience, which
for a few moments seemed as though
it would be their last in this world.
Miss Doughman came to Winslow
a little more than a year ago from
Denver, Colorado, and has been em
ployed as comptometer clerk in the
superintendent’s office at the Santa
Fe depot. She makes her home with
All - , and Mrs. Horace Evans on War
ren avenue. She is an excellent
swimmer and diver, and an all-round
athletic girl, and a consistent visitor
to Winslow’s popular bathing resort
on Clear Creek.
Air. Lowen is an operator in the
telegraph office of the Santa Fe. Both
were members of a party of Santa Fe
employes who made up a picnic party
Saturday evening for an outing on
the creek. Despite the fact that both
Lad worked many months in Santa Fe
depot offices, just as the party was
made up was the first time the two
.young people had met. Other mem
bers of the party were Chief Dis
patcher C. E. Machin and two sons,
Mr. Lindsay and Air. Seaton.
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Floods Near Lamy
Wash Out Tracks
Winslow was without westbound i
train service all day Tuesday and most
of Wednesday, because of serious
floods at Lamy, New Mexico. No. 1
arrived on time Tuesday morning, but
JNo. 9, scheduled for two hours later,
w'as behind the w'ashouts. No. 7, due
here at 4:35 p. m., detoured over the
Amarillo route, and came in Wednes
day afternoon.
The flood was the worst experienced
in 20 years and ihundated half the
town of Lamy. A cloudburst on Glor
ieta mountain and in the Apache can
yon district was the cause. Twenty
families were forced to flee from the
town. lVlany houses although still
standing after the water receded were
believed to have been damaged beyond
repair. As far as known no one was
killed.
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Local Masons Conduct
Knopsnider Funeral
Winslow Lodge No. 13. F. & A. M.,
on Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock
from the Winslow Undertaking Par
lors, conducted funeral service for
Earl E. Knopsnider, who died at
Kearns Canyon Saturday afternoon, a
victim of tuberculosis.
Earl E. Knopsnider w'as an employe
of the government, being for the past
tw T o years in the Indian service on
the Navajo reservation. He came to
Arizona two years ago from Nebras
ka. Four weeks ago he was married,
his bride-widow coming from Nebras
ka to join him at that time. She ac
companied the remains to Winslow.
So far as can be learned no other rel
atives survive him.
UNION SERVICES
Rev. T. E. Elgin, pastor of the
Baptist church, will deliver the ser
mon at the union open-air service next
Sunday evening. Rev. Elgin was to
have preached two w r eeks ago, but
gave the service over to Dr. Burham,
missionary, of St. Louis. Rev. Geo.
Vernon Harris of the Episcopal church
preached last Sunday evening.
The Winslow Mail
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF NAVAJO COUNTY, CITY OF WINSLOW AND THE ARIZONA
LIVESTOCK SANITARY BOARD
Much Building
Now Going On
Contracting firms in Winslow re
i port greater building activity this j
; year than in either of the two past
years, and prospects are bright for a
much greater increase in the next few
weeks. One firm reports that thirty
i plans are being considered and esti
mates arranged, and that no doubt at
I least half of them will be started be
i sere winter.
The Hall Lumber company is finish
ing a five-room modern bungalow in
j the north part of tow'n which is re
i ported t» have been sold to a local
family; A1 Smidler’s home on Fourth
street is w'ell under way, and a five
room home for Joe Carraway is being |
built on West Third street. Olds !
Brothers are finishing for Daw'son j
Henderson a new residence on West j
Aspinwall street, and Joe Kleindiensti
is having built, at the corner of Wil
liamson and Aspinwall, a combination I
residence and garage.
In the business building line there j
is now in course of erection, an 80
by 80 foot blacksmith shop on East
Third street for J. C. Phillips, and on
Kinsley avenue tyvo buildings have
been started, one for occupancy by
Old Brothers’ contracting firm and
Bowens’ electrical shop, and another
building in the same block to be used
by the Hall Lumber company.
COOPERTOWNFIGHT
RESULTS IN SERIOUS
STABBING AFFRAY
Ricardo Trujillo was dangerously
stabbed in the abdomen by Willie Ro
darte in Coopertown Sunday evening.
The assailant was arrested Monday
and is being held without bail pend
ing the outcome of the assault. Tru
jillo was taken to the hospital at Gal
lup on No. 22 Monday afternoon for
medical attention.
Marshal Charley Harp had been
called to the neighborhood to
quell a riot and fight and was
nearby when the stabbing took
place. After being struck -with the
knife Trujillo walked away from his
assailant, not knowing that he had
been cut, but complained that Rodarte
had hit him in the stomach. After
walking about twenty-five feet he fell
down, but was helped up by friends, j
He walked a little way farther and
fell the second time. Then it was
first discovered that he had been dan
gerously wounded.
Superintendent Steinert
Busy Cleaning Gas Pipes
Bert Steinert, superintendent of the
city’s gas plant, reports that patrons
are alive to the situation as regards
fouled gas lines leading from streets
to residences and that orders are com
ing into the plant to have the lines
cleaned about as fast as his depart
j ment can care for them. He says
! that complaints over inadequate gas
j supply are decreasing in proportion to
j the rate of cleaning, and that he hopes
in time to have the service fully built
up to the satisfaction of all patrons.
The gas department is arranging to
! install a high power gas lamp at the
entrance to the city hall, using a new
improved lamp for the purpose. A
soft gas light is to be installed in the
telephone office in Winslow to prevent
| glare in the eyes of the operators.
Q
Pioneer of Arizona Died
At Snowflake Monday
Airs. Joseph W. Smith, 63 years of
age, the mother of nine daughters and
two sons, seven of whom are living,
died at her home in Snowflake Mon
day morning of this week. Funeral
services w T ere held at her late home.
M. L. Flake, bishop of the Snowflake
stake of the Church of Latter Day
Saints officiating. Mrs. Smith had
been in ill health for over three years,
suffering complications following a
seige of influenza.
Airs. Alarguerite Larson of Taylor,
Airs. Edith Bushman of Joseph City,
. daughters, and Lawrence N. Smith of
Snowflake, a son. were in Winslow
Monday making arrangements for the
funeral of their mother.
I
Boards of Supervisors
Joint Session Tuesday
The board of supervisors of Apache
county spent Tuesday in joint session
• with the Navajo county board in Hol
brook, adjusting tax differences aris
ing over the question of livestock
grazing on both sides of the dividing
line. The question was settled agree
ably.
? The Navajo county board adopted
- the budget for the coming year, and
t made preparations for the primary
) and general elections, selecting offic
t ers for the 20 precincts of this county,
, and authorizing the publication of
. election notices which appear in an
t other column c,f this issue of The
Alail.
WINSLOW, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1924
WORK ON NEW HALE MILLION
DOLLAR ICE MAKING PLANT OF
SANTA FE STARTED LAST WEEK
Real work started on the construe- ]
tion of the new Santa Fe ice manu- |
facturing and storage plant the first i
of last w r eek, following the prelimin- |
ary work of removing an enormous j
rock hill on the site.
| The Sumner Sollitt company of Chi- ]
j cago and Los Angeles were the sue- j
| cessful bidders on the contract, and j
I have the work in charge. James Da
j vies, superintendent for the company,
arrived on July 27th, and up to the ,
j time c-f actually putting the men to
J work on excavation for the founda-
I tions, had been quietly busy preparing
for the eight months of work neces
sary before the building is completed.
Engineer C. E. Jones, regularly with
the Sumner Sollitt company; C. B.
Ragin, carpenter foreman, and C. C.
Waggoner, time keeper, all have been I
on the job for the past two weeks get
ting things started in good shape. H. j
R. Fields, western representative and j
vice-president of the company, visit-!
ed Winslow Tuesday to spend several I
days here, overseeing the big con- i
tract. The Sumner Sollitt company j
are specialists in concrete construe- ;
tion, and do a great deal of railroad !
work all over the country.
The new building wiL oo of con- ,
Crete, IzO try 3LO feet in dimension,
three stories, or about forty feet high, j
It will be an addition to the old star- i
age plant, which is about 120 by 120
feet, and the combined building will
be 120 by 450, reaching from the
Santa Fe tracks on the south to the
edge of Second street on the north.
Sixty men and several teams with
scrapers have been at work for the ]
past two weeks, excavating for found- ,
ations and elevator pit. In the course 1
Nearly 2,000 Cars of
Melons Are Iced Here
To date 1846 cars of Salt River val
| ley cantaloupes have been iced at the
Santa Fe docks on their way to east
ern markets. Before the season closes
the total may reach over 2,000. Last
year 1001 cars of melons were iced
here. Twenty-nine thousand cars of
grapes from California vineyards will
soon begin to roll through here and
will require icing at the local plant.
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INDIAN PAGEANT IN HONOR OF
PRESIDENT AND JIRS. JUMULLEN
I
The Scout leadership and Camp Fire !
of the Northern Ari- !
zona Normal School put on a pageant
called “The Medicine Makers’’ in 1
honor of Dr. and Mrs. McMullen at
Flagstaff today.
The pageant was written for the
occasion by Benjamin Owen, regional
director of education for the Boy
Scouts of America, who is conducting
the Scout leadership training course
at the Normal school under the aus
pices of the state department of voca
tional education, and includes all
sorts of Indian ceremonial and other
dances, the feature event being the
medicine dance, which was used to in
itiate Dr. McMullen as a member of
the tribe of Medicine Makers. The
story of the pageant was based upon
the initiatory ceremonies of the Paw
nee, Sioux and Blackfeet Indians.
The Camp Fire guardian class under
the direction of Miss Lola Maxwell,
Camp Fire director; Miss Jessup, as
sistant director, and Miss Lura Lee
Bailey, assistant supervisor state vo
cational department, performed inter
pretative dances and other interesting
ceremonials incident to the induction
of Mrs. McMullen into the tribe.
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Dangers from Foot and
Mouth Disease Over
Declaration that, there is nothing (
■ further to fear from the foot and
mouth epidemic which swept Cali- ;
, fernia recently was contained in a j
letter from Dr. John It. Mohler, chief ,
of the bureau of animal husbandry,
received by Dr. S. E. Douglas, state :
veterinarian of Arizona.
Three weeks now have passed with- :
r out an outbreak of any character
being reported in California, the letter
pointed out, the longest period since
i the foot and mouth disease was dis
i covered. The several outbreaks dur
• ing the few weeks preceeding the 17-
- day period saw outbreaks of minor
: consequence.
LUTING SUPERINTENDENT
P. P. POTTER AT ICE PLANT
1 ’
l Superintendent M. G. Moore of the j
' Santa Fe ice plant left Monday eve- i
- ning for vacation, and P. P. Potter |
, from the general office in Los Angeles
: is acting superintendent in Mr.
Moore’s absence. Mr. Potter was for
; merly clerk in the local offices of the
Santa Fe several years ago.
]of two or three more weeks, when
i carpenters and concrete men can get
j on the job, as many as 150 men will
j be employed, and possibly as many as
j 200. The work will take from six to
! eight months, exclusive of the time to
J install machinery, and it is reported
! that over half a million dollars will
i be spent in getting the new plant in
operation.
The capacity of the old plant has
.been 165 tans of ice per day, when
running at capacity, but insufficient
storage space has compelled the par
tial shut-down of operations during
the season between heavy frjiit ship
ments and the maximum of production
when perishable freight is running
heavy. With its three ice making ma
chines the plant has been capable of
; producing ice in sufficient quantity,
| but with the five engines anticipated
i for the new plant, and the greatly in
creased storage facilities, together
j with the new 2,000 foot ice docks,
j which will be tried out for the first
time tomorrow, greater efficiency and
speed in the icing of transcontinental
I fruit trains will result. The new ice
j docks, with the machinery to supplant
| hand labor in storing the ice in the
I refrigerator cars, have been complet
ed for several weeks, but operation
j nas been held up because certain
i small parts in the carrying apparatus
failed to arrive in time for installa
tion.
The new docks are capable of load
ing ice into 84 refrigerator cars at
one time, the maximum on the old
dock being 15 cars. Two trains of 42
| cars each can be aligned along both
j sides of the new dock and the ice car-
I ried to the ice box entrances.
Fish in “Spray Pond”
Killed by Ammonia
The fish kept in the spray pond at
the Santa Fe ice plant suffered exter
mination a couple of weeks ago, when
an ammonia leak occurred in the pipes
in the plant.. The fish was planted in
the pond for the purpose of testing
for such leaks, and when a few were
found floating on the surface of the
; lake, a search for the leak was made,
j but befoi'e it could be found, all the
j fish had been killed. About half a
j ton of cat fish, perch, bony tails and
! carp were buried after the accident,
j The lake is being restocked with fish
! from Clear Creek.
o
State Committee Works
on Defense Day Plans
With a strong state committee al
ready at work, and with the day offic
ially designated by proclamation of
the governor, who is urging its en
thusiastic observance, plans for Ari
zona’s participation in the national de
fense test an September 12 are well
under way. Assurances of their sup
port of the plan have already been
received from the mayors of nearly
every city and town in Arizona, and
local committees report their plans
for the celebration are being rapidly
developed.
Planned under the national defense
act of 1920 as a demonstration of the
processes necessary in order to as
semble our forces for the national de
fense, the test is designed to enable
the people of each community to see
exactly the contribution they would
be required to make in order ot bear
i their share of the common burden,
| were war to again become necessary.
; In this respect the occasion has been
j compared to a great national fire
j drill, held entirely for the purpose of
1 preventing loss of life and property
I should any emergency arise in the
|future.
| It is universally recognized that
j the lack of adequate preparation for
; war cost this country thousands of
I lives and millions in money in 1917.
j Had the present national defense act
: been in effect and operative then, the
i United States would not have been
j drawn into the World war. Only our
; apparent indifference and helplass
‘ ness as a rich and unprepared nation.
! it is pointed out, provoked the attacks
; on our neutrality that led us into the
I conflict. The defense test on Sep-
S tember 12. it is expected, will serve
!to promote peace through making
j clear the new national policy of pre-
J paredness without the expense and
; burden which a large standing army
t would involve.
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RACES AT HOLBROOK ON
LABOR DAY ARE POSTPONED
Because of races scheduled for La
bor day at Gallup, at which $2,000
; are hung up in prizes, attracting many
I of the racing drivers in this part of
the country, the races at Holbrook
' have been postponed until October 13.
Russell Hall Buys
a New Airplane
Russell Hall, local aviator, has or
dered from Dallas, Texas, to be deliv
| esed immediately, a new passenger
! carrying airplane, which is due to
arrive in Winslow in a few days. Hall
! intends to engage in regular passen
j ger service, and may take tourists’ on
| fast air trips to the scenic points of
northern Arizona.
Last Sunday Hall in his plane, and
Jack Cousins in a Cousins Special
racing automobile, staged a fast race
at the city ball park, but owing to
differential trouble on the 14th lap,
Cousins was forced to abandon his
part of the affair. During the 14 laps
Hall passed the auto four times. All
through the race he kept about twen
ty feet above the course. These two
had Intended to appear on the Hol
brook track in a similar event on La
bor day, but because of Gallup races
on the same day this has been given
up. They have been engaged to stage
an auto-airplane race on the Phoenix
track during the state fair.
Cousins is also an airplane driver,
and has a plane in storage at Victor
ville, California, which he may add
to the fleet flying over Winslow.
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Good Fight Card Up
For Thursday Evening
Manager Kelly and Promoter West
have arranged a boxing exhibition for
next Thursday evening that promises
to contain all the elements of an en
tertaining evening. The main bout
will be ten rounds between Demon
Rivera of Las Vegas, New Mexico, and
Dick Cody of Winslow. The semi final
will be a six-round bout between two
local boys, Kid Bruno and Young
Olaque. A special six-round bout for
that evening was announced yesterday
by the management. Two other four
round bouts will be staged.
In line with the policy of the man
agers to make the boxers prove their
ability to put on good exhibitions,
they are having the boys work out
each afternoon at 5 o’clock, in the
rear of Kelly’s Pastime Hall, and the
public is invited to witness these
practice bouts.
’On the next evening, Friday, Aug
ust 22, Kelly and West will take a
string of boxers to> Flagstaff to put
on a show under the auspices of the
Elks lodge, for the benefit of the Elks
charity fund. Eddie Mason, of Los
Angeles, will take the place of the
man previously advertised, Kid Surdo
of Flagstaff, in the main event, a ten
round go with Kid Manuel, one of the
fast boxers Mr. West recently import
ed from Colorado.
Demon Rivera and Kid Poncho of El
Paso will be the principals in the
eight-round semi-final, and Kinky
Williams of Flagstaff and Joe Garduno
of Winslow will go six rounds. Be
sides these there will be two good
four-round preliminaries.
Return Ball Game With
Williams Next Sunday
The Winslow ball team will enter
tain the Williams aggregation on the
local diamond next Sunday, and en
deavor to repay the visitors for the
5 to 2 defeat Winslow suffered at their
hands at Williams two weeks ago.
The usual line-up will present trie
argument for Winslow.
Manager C. H. Jordan has resigned
his position as head of the Winslow
ball team. His successor has not yet
been chosen.
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Boy Scouts Enjoy a
Fine Midnight Swim
The local troop of Boy Scouts again
disported in the waters of Clear creek
Saturday night, and enjoyed a mid
night swim as part of their Scout
training, under the guidance of Scout
master Gib Hunter and his assistant,
Jack Gullihorn. The boys in the party
were Clyde Brady, Max Hathaway, L.
G. Fussel, Ted Clark, Parr Lancaster,
John Phillips, Art Phillips, Speedy
Hynes, Jack Hynes, Fred Gillard, El
more Sorensen, Paul Vader, Wilford
Jarman, George Jackson, Alex Harris,
Carl Brady, David Parker, Chas. Da
vis, Roy Simmons, Fred Chastian, Al
vey Creel and Leroy Hadley.
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Report of Treasurer
Shows Over SIOO,OOO
Following are the amounts deposit
ed in the various banks by Navajo
j county, according to the report by
! George J. Schaefer, county treasurer:
i Merchants and Stock
growers’ Bank $ 17,010.46
' Holbrook State Bank 4,927.85
Arizona State Bank 17,927.19
Bank of Winslow 21,428.69
Bank of Northern Arizona 1,863.72
Union Bt.nk and Trust C 0.... 17,548.94
First National Bank 1,310.92
Cash in New York Banks.... 10,565.42
Cash and Cash Items 8,209.81
Cash on hand and in banks. $100,793.00
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AIRPLANES IN
FLOCKS HOVER
OVER WINSLOW
The blue sky above Winslow is get
ting all foggy and be-cluttered with
airplanes these days, since the arrival
here this week of two veteran
flyers, with their mechanician, to
. give our people a touch of high life
and the opportunity to experience the
thrills of aerial travel.
Wednesday morning C. W. Mayse
and W. B. Atwell, aviators, accom
panied by C. E. Requelme, expert air
plane mechanic, arrived here with two
Standard J-l planes, for a four-day
visit, during which time they will hold
forth at the city ball park and carry
passengers for ten-minute, or longer,
flights into the azure realms above.
The planes are of the army type,
j equipped with HispanoSueiza motors,
150 horse power, and will carry two
passengers besides the driver. The
planes are new, well built, and en
tirely safe, and the pilots in their ex
hibitions of Wednesday and Thursday
displayed such skill that confidence in
; their ability will be felt by even the
most timid.
Mayse and Atwell have had years
of experience, both in army and pri
vate aerial service. Mr. Mayse has
been flying for five years, and during
that time has carried more than 10,-
000 passengers aloft without mishap
or “cracking a ship.’’ He was em
ployed by the Mexican federal gov
ernment as a scout during the late
revolution, and many hair
raising experiences in connection with
his work there. He was in advance
of the army of General Enriquez lcpk
ing for torn up rails and dynamited
bridges not long ago and was lead
' ing the train when it was blown to
, pieces, an incident which filled the
press dispatches at the time. His
ship was the target for over 500 bul
lets at the hands of rebels during one
engagement. Mayse spent many
months in the Latin-American coun
tries, flying over and in five repub
' lies, both in government and passen
j ger carrying work.
In the United States Mayse has
‘ flown in 16 states, and spent more
than 3.000 hours in the air. He was,
at the time of the flood in Pueblo,
Colorado, in 1921, the first to, reach
the city in work of rescue, and car
ried out, in his plane, the first let
ters, telegrams and pictures telling
the world the extent of the catas
trophe.
Mr. Atwell became an aviator a
year before the outbreak of the World
war, when aviation was in its baby
hood —a sport of danger and real
thrills. When the war came on he
entered Uncle Sam’s employ as in
structor of army flyers, and taught
over 100 of the government’s air pi-
I lots. Since the war he has flown all
i over the United States and Mexico.
After their four days here, the trio
of air men will pay a visit of a few
days to Flagstaff, then will fly across
the Grand Canyon into Utah, then
back to the south, and will spend the
coming winter in Central America.
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Route to Snake Dance
Is Best Via Winslow
Manv Winslow people are preparing
to leave Sunday to attend the annual
Hopi snake dance at Hotevilla, near
! Oraibi, to be held next Monday, Aug
j ust 18. The road north from Winslow
I byway of Leupp. then north to Oraibi
is the most feasible one this year, ac
i cording to reports from those who
| have been over the different roads
j across the Painted Desert this sum
mer.
A number of Holbrook cars are ar-
ranging Iheir trips via Winslow and *
Bill Ford of the Ford taxi service has
| been advined that Gallup people are
coming this way this year instead of
attempting the Kearns Canyon route.
Ford will run three taxis from here,
most of the space in the three cars
; having already been contracted for.
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GEOLOGY CLASS FROM
TEXAS COLLEGE GERE
Traveling in a Reo Speed Wagon,
fully equipped with everything nec
essary for comfortable touring, nine
members of the geology el«ss of the
Howard Payne college of Brownsville,
Texas, passed through Winslow Wed
nesday on their way home, after tour
ing through nine of the twelve nat
ional parks of the west. They visited
every western state with the exception
of Utah on their tour. They left
Brownsville on the sth of June, and
expect to be back by the first of
September.
G
A. L. Hopson, A. M. Shumway, P. D.
Grizzard and R. E. Bush were fined
$1 each in police court the first of this
week for not having tail lights in full
beam on their automobiles.
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