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VOLUME 35 ANNUAL REPORTS OF WINSLOW TOWN OFFICERS SHOW MUCH IMPROVEMENT AND STEADY GROWTH IN ALL LINES Mayor’s Recommendations Cover Several Depart ments; Urges Everyone To Help Boost Gas Con sumption, Now That New Plant is Built; City Health Good; Need Street Machinery MAYOR RECOMMENDS MODERN FIRE TRUCK No better barometer of a city’s progress exists than the yearly re ports made by the city officials, and this year, with 12 months full of civic improvements, the reports are more than ever interesting. Al most coincidental with the change in the form of Winslow’s govern ment, which is in itself a great stride forward in the march of pro gress, were the various reports sub mitted by Mayor Douglas and city employees. The report of Mayor Douglas, which contains a short recapitula tion of some of the most salient features in the program of build ing for a better Winslow, as well as certain recommendations to the various departments, is here given: Mayor’s Recommendations “Improvements on streets and al leys as shown in the engineer’s re port, also gas plant improvements shown in Superintendent Steinert’a report, and various work that has been accomplished during the past year for the good of the town in general is shown by marshal and sanitary inspectors report. “Now that we have a gas plant that is second to none in the coun try, I think every councilman as well as each employee should make a special effort to secure new cus tomers, for we can make an abund ance of gas if We can only sell it and I think a little missionary work in the shape of volunteer salesmen will induce people to hook on and use gas instead of other fuel. “In regard to our ornamental lights that will be installed short ly, I believe this is going to be an improvement that should be en larged; therefore it is my recom mendation that these lights be ex tended on Second street as far as the hill near the Santa Fe shops, as soon as funds are available. * “I wish to extend this- council’s thanks to Lieutenant McQuillan, for the interest he has taken in get ti S a good aeroplane landing field in Winslow and we should adver tise the fact so that aviators pass ing this way will know they can land safely on our field and find a hearty welcome in Winslow. “It is my recommendation that this council insist on the Mountain States Telephone company secur ing a franchise to operate inside the city limits of Winslow, and that said franchise carry a clause stipu lating that as long as phone rates remain the same as at present the town of Winslow will not charge said phone company for any rental for poles set in streets and alleys, but in the event of a raise in phone rates that the town of Winslow charge said phone company a small per annum for each and every pole inside corporate limits of Winslow and in the event of wires being diverted to under ground conduits, that a charge be made for each foot of conduit so laid, inside corporate limits of Winslow. “It is my recommendation that the hill in Kleindienst addition be removed, so that the town will be able to get a deed to the street leading to the cemetery. This will give the town a right of way for the present water pipe line to the cemetery. Also I recommend that this coun cil purchase an up to date fire truck. This will not only reduce our fire hazard to a minimum, but will lower the fire insurance rate in Winslow approximately twenty per cent, which will be a great benefit to the citizens. “Now that summer weather is near, I want to impress on our sanitary inspector the importance of keeping a close watch on the garbage proposition, in order to avoid an epidemic of flies during the hot weather. “We have compiled our ordin ance into book form and made a number of copies of same and I strongly urge all city employees to secure one of these copies and fa miliarize themselves with same in order that they may readily note ■>><y infringement on our ordin ances. This applies in particular to the police force and sanitary in spector. “Signed, “FRED B. DOUGLAS, “Mayor.” Low Disease Rate The report of Dr. Geo. P. Samp son, city superintendent of health, is interesting in that only six cases of diseases commonly regarded as dangerous or possibly fatal are listed for the year ending Febru ary 28, 1926. Only 91 cases of any sort of contagious disease were list ed, and 85 of these were compara tively mild, b_eing measles, mumps, and chicken pox. Few Arrests Only 277 arrests were made in Winslow during the period from March 1, 1925 to February 28, 1926, with a total of $4,976.46 collected in fines, and almost as much in license taxes, according to Marshal C. W. Harp’s report. (Continued on Page 7) The Winslow Mail OFFICIAL ORGAN OF CITY OF WINSLOW AND ARIZONA LIVE STOCK SANITARY BOARD Winslow To Make Appearance In “See Arizona” Articles Winslow will be given a full page boost in the “See Arizona First” boost articles, which have been appearing regularly in the Arizona Gazette during the past two months, according to Harlow Akers and H. H. Fris, of the staff of the Gazette, who were visitors in Winslow early this week euroute to Springerville on a similar mis sion. While here the Phoenix news papermen met with a number of local businessmen and made arangements for the articles con cerning Winslow to be prepared for an early issue of the Phoenix paper. The article will be prepared this week by the editor of The Mail and will recount the numerous natural attractions in and about Winslow which should prove a drawing card to both the residents of Arizona and of other states, who will come through here by the thousands (his year on the “See Arizona First” tour being sponsored by the Auto mobiles Club of Arizona, news papers and other organizations. A number of fine views of sur rounding scenic attractions, near Winslow will accompany the arti cle among them a scene of the big pines on the Rim country south of Winslow, Mogollon Rim at the “Top of the World,” the Sandstone Pin nacles north of Winslow, a fine view of the Falls in Clear Creek, 35 miles from here, including an other good picture of Clear Creek canyon, a splendid picture of Grand Falls of the Little Colorado 47 miles from Winslow, the Natural Bridge near Winslow and a wond erfully detailed view of the Paint ed Desert northest of Winslow, and a picture of Meteor Crater, 16 miles west of Winslow. The article jvill appear in the Phoenix paper about April 20th. B. OFR/f. GRAND OFFICER VISITS WINSLOW LODGE Winslow Lodge No. 477, Brother of Railway Trainmen, was visited Wednesday by Jim Farquharson, vice-president of the Grand Lodge, who remained here until Thursday. A special business meeting of the lodge was held Wednesday morn ing. While here the Grand Lodge officer was the guest of local lodge members. From Winslow Mr. Farquharson continued on to Prescott and from there will go to Phoenix on a sim ilar mission before returning to his home in California. FREE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE NEXT SUNDAY Announcement of a free lecture on Christian Science by William Duncak Kilpatrick, S. C. B. has been made in Winslow this week. The lecture is to be held in Wash ington school auditorium Sunday afternoon, April 18, at 5 o’clock and Dr. Kilpatrick, a member of the Board of Lectureship of the Moth er church, the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massa chusetts, is said to have a wonder ful message to deliver to Winslow people. The general public has been cordially invited to attend to hear Dr. Kilpatrick. LOCAL ELKSLEAVE FOR STATE ASS’N MEET AT YUMA A number of local Elks, mem bers of Winslow Lodge No. 536 left yesterday morning accompan ied by their wives, for Yuma to attend the annual Elks State As sociation convention being staged in the border city. Registration opened Thursday morning when the first business session was scheduled to be held. Most of the business will be conducted the first two days of the convention with the last two nights left onen for social activities. The Elks Club ball will be held Friday night and Saturday will be a venison barbecue in Old Mexico. Most of the Elks who attended from Winslow went by motor car. A special program has been plan ned for the women who attend the convention. WINSLOW, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1926 Bureau Answers Appeal Os Meteor Crater Co. HARRISBURG, Pa., — Charges that the preferred stockholders would bear all risks and receive but half the earnings are made in th e answer filed in Dauphin county court by the state security bureau to the blue sky law appeal of the Meteor Crater Corporation of Arizona. The bureau in its answer says that the company was refused the rights to sell stock in Pennsylva nia because the firm’s mining en gineer, Daniel M. Harringer, would receive half of all the earnings without investing any capital. FOUNDATIONS FOR NEW STREET LIGHTS ARE COMPLETED Laying of the foundations of the new ornamental street lights on Winslow’s principal thorofares was completed early this week by the Arizona Electric Company, who wer e awarded the contract for installation, by the city coun cil during the latter part of Janu ary. Practically all of the material necessary for the installation has been received and the work will progress rapidly from now on, ac cording to L, J. Bennett, manager of the Arizona Electric company, and within the next two to three weeks Winslow wilL sport a real white way. A total of 53 light standards are being installed on First, Sec ond and Third Streets and on Wil liamson, Kinsley and Warren ave nues. As funds permit it is hoped to extend the system west on Sec ond street and to other avenues leading to the residential districts. SOON WILL NAME FREEHOLDERS TO FRAME CHARTER Candidates for election to the board of freeholders, with whom will rest the responsibility of fram ing the new city charter will be looming up within the next couple of weeks, in order that their names may be submitted on the regular city ballot at the election to be held on May 24th. So far, since the move to rewrite the city charter was decided upon at the mass meeting held at the city hall last Thursday a week ago, no names have been submitted to be included on the ballot, but there yet remains time on which petitions may be filed. There will be 14 freeholders se lected on this board and undoubt edly there will be plenty of candi dates to select from. It is the wish of those sponsoring the charter movement that a rep resentative from every religious, political, railroad, lodge and other organization and business and pro fessional lines be on the board in order that a charter that will fill the needs of Winslow for many years to come, will be the result of the combined efforts of the peo ple. The move to incorporate Winslow into a city instead of a town is al ready under formation and follow ing the legal period of time, the city council will meet and take fur ther steps to bring this to reliza tion to be approved by the gover nor and placed on record. ELKS”PLANNING TWO PROGRAMS ENTERTAINMENT Latest news from the home of Winslow lodge, B. P. O. Elks, No. 536, tells of the promotion of an other of the antlered herd’s fam ous carnival dances for Elks and their ladies, to take place at the lodge’s home Wednesday, April 21, and as the promoters promise a good time equal to the New Year’s ball, the “Bills” are all holding their breath until the lid pops off at 8:30 next Wednesday evening. Further entertainment is prom ised by the committee in charge of that branch of Elk life in the form of a play to be presented by the Holbrook Theatrical company in Washington auditorium, May 7th. The ever popular “Officer 666” is the offering, and although the com pany is made up of amateur tal ent, they are hailed as very capa ble, and a real entertainment is promised. HEAVY MOVEMENT OF LETTUCE GOES THRU WINSLOW During the past ten days some heavy movements of letuce from the Alhambra district in the Salt River valley, have been going thru Winslow on the Santa Fe. Last Sunday 91 cars of this product were handled through the Winslow yards bound for eastern points and since that time, although the ship ping season is on the wane, a num ber of large train movements thru here were noted. +**++****+++**+ ♦ ATTENTION! X % LEGION DANCE : : COMING MAY 1 * *************** Folks, you who like to dance, get ready for the biggest dance of the season. The Hospital Fund Benefit dance to be given Satur day May first, under the auspices of Frank Perkins Post No. 15 of the American Legion should draw a record crowd, since this is the first dance that the- American Legion has given since last summer. Music will be furnished by Frank Siegmund’s Sociable Six Serena des. Hot Dog! Can your feet keep still when these masters of syncopation begin playing ? And then there will be a special at traction by a class of local danc ers. You’ll enjoy this little diver sion, but it’s not going to take too much time from your dancing. It will slipped in between dances just to take your mind off feet and to give the orchestra a breathing spell. Folks, the Legion boys want your hearty support at this dance, for they want thfs Hospital Fund to have a good, big start. It isn’t expected.that the funds raised by this dance will be anywhere near enough to build a hospital, but let it be a good beginning. MAYORENDORSES FOREST RANGER’S BLUE RIDGE CAMP That Winslow people are inter ested in such a camp ground as was proposed by Forest Ranger Frank Buster a short time ago is evident from a letter received in the “Mail” office from Mayor F. B. Douglas. Buster’s proposal was to clear a camp site at Blue Ridge ranger station, where he is locat ed, and fence it, construct tables and fireplaces and other accommo dations, for the benefit of Winslow people, and at no cost to them. In answer to Buster’s request for an expression of opinion as to the public’s attitude toward such a camp, the mayor’s letter is repro duced here: The Winslow Mail, City. Gentlemen: I have read with a great deal of interest the item in the last issue of your paper stating that Ranger Frank Buster had offered to pre pare a camp ground near Blue Ridge Ranger Station, for use of the public. Ranger Buster’s offer is very commendable and it is my sincere hope that he receives sufficient sup port from the people of Winslow to warrant his proceeding with the idea. I am well acquainted with the country in the vicinity of Blue Ridge Station and I am sure that the people of Winslow could spend many enjoyable hours there. Dur ing the summer and fall a large number of people camp or picnic in that vicinity and I am sure that with a camp ground available, such as Mr. Buster proposes, an even greater number of people would take advantage of the facilities of fered and spend their vacations nearer home. The new road re cently completed by the county forces is in good shape and has greatly reduced the driving time to this locality making it available to even those who have only a few hours or a single day to spend. I will ask that you please pass this letter on to Mr. Buster so that he will know how I. as well as the other members of the council feel toward his offer. Yours very truly, FRED B. DOUGLAS, Mayor. BIG CROWDS RUSH TO OPENING OF ACME THEATRE In a surging, good-humored crowd, everyone anxious to grab a ticket and rush in to show their appreciation of a new show house here, almost two thousand Wins lowites packed into Neal Cornett’s Acme Theatre during the six shows Saturday and Sunday. The enthusiasm that was mani fest in the crowd was reflected in Cornett, who expressed himself as more than gratified with the recep tion accorded his new venture, and the many who saw Norma Tal madge and Eugene O’Brien in “Graustark,” the opening feature, showed their appreciation by the constant rattle of coin of the realm at the box office. The new theatre is small, cozy and comfortable; just small enough to be cozy, and not too small to be comfortable. The seats are comfortably upholstered, the deco rative colors are light and attrac tive, shaded wall lights add a pleasing touch, and the music is all that music should be. This week’s program started yes terday with the other Talmadge sister, Constance, in her latest and greatest comedy-drama, “Her Sister From Paris,” which also shows to day, and according to the crowds who are flocking to see this big First National feature, Constance is as big a drawing card as her tal ented sister. State Director Young People’s Ass’n Coming Miss Myrtle L. Love of Phoenix, State Director for the Young Peo ple’s organizations, will be in Winslow Friday, Saturday and Sun day of this week as the guest of Mrs. G. M. Moore. Miss Love, who is an ardent and successful leader in all the work and study of the young people, will conduct conferences Friday even ing at the home of Mrs. Moore, 509 Kinsley avenue, and Saturday even ing and Sunday afternoon and evening at the Baptist church. All who are in any way interested in the work and training of the young people are invited to meet and hear Miss Love. LEGION OFFICIALS ENTERTAINED BY LOCAL LEGION POST As hosts to several distinguished visitors, including W. V. DeCamp, state vice-commander of the Amer ican Legion, and a high official of the United Verde Copper company, Frank Perkins Post, No. 15, Ameri can Legion of Winslow, staged a real get-together meeting Tuesday night in Community Hall. The stel lar feature was the presentation of the past commanders’ emblem, a watch charm, to J. L. Lieberman, as a token of appreciation for his efforts in the three years he served as commander of the local legion, post. Presentation of the emblem was made by Vice-Commander DeCamp, who in his talk expressed the ap preciation of state legion officials for the competent and successful administration of legion affairs un der Lieberman’s regime. Lieber man, in turn, thanked all loyal Members for the loyal support giv en him while he was at the helm of Frank Perkins Post. The interesting and important work being done by Leo Gwinn, an other distinguished visitor, was told. Gwinn is reorganizing legion posts in Northern Arizona, and has finished the reorganizing of posts in Kingman, Flagstaff, Springer ville and Holbrook. A delegation of Legionnaires from Holbrook included Vice-Com mander Emerson of the Holbrook post, and Paul Geary. Geary's speech was a bright spot on the program, as was the talk made by L. M. Shipley, of Winslow. Food wound up the meeting, as any legionnaire will state is fitting and proper, and the forty odd who attended expressed their apprecia tion of the feed in terms of calories consumed. State Vice-Commander DeCamp is making an official tour of legion posts in Northern Arizona. From here he goes to the Grand Canyon and will visit the Flagstaff post before returning to Jerome. ROTARYMEETiNG WEDNESDAY WAS INTERESTING ONE Wednesday’s regular Rotary meeting was an unusually inter esting session due to the fact that there was included on the program some unusually high class musical and oratorical talent Besides the usual business sess ion at which a number of import ant matters were discussed. Ro tarians enjoyed a programs put on mostly by visitors. Several selections by the mem bers of the Scott-Harper company were enjoyed, while Mr. Scott gave a very interesting interpre tation of Harry Lauder. Dr. E. J. Powell gave a ten minute discourse on “Business Plus” which from a Rotarians standpoint was something that will long be remembred. A. J. Renaud, was chairman of the day and both he and J. N. McAvoy, visiting Rotarian from Holbrook, explained to the Rotarians the workings of a service charge being contemplated by Northern Arizona banks. Visiting Rotarians beside the Chautauqua guests were J. N. Mc avov. A. F. Switzer, and Don T. Udall, Jr., all of Holbrook. o Catholic Mission Will Be Given In St. Joseph’s Church A Catholic mission will be given in St. Joseph’s church of Winslow from Sunday April 25th to Sunday, May the 2nd, according to an nouncement of Rev. Fr. Barette, pastor, this week. The Rev. Father Raphael of the Passionist Order will begin the one week’s course of lectures for all non-Catholics as well as Catholics on Sunday, April 25th. at the late Mass. Evening services will also be held every day at 7:30 p. m. On each day First Mass will be said at 6:00 a. m., and Second Mass at 8:00 a. m. At the end of each Mass the Rev. Fr. Rafael will give a brief 15 minute sermon. All English-speaking people are cordi ally invited to attend these services and all the Mexican residents, who speak or understand English are also invited to attend. PROMINENT GEOLOGIST CLAIMS OIL EXISTS IN LARGE QUANTITIES WEST OF WINSLOW; START DRILLING SOON Country Near Canyon Diablo, About 16 Miles West Os Winslow On Top Os Largest Oil Pool In Coun try Thinks Geologist, Who Has Interested Two Large Oil Companies to Drill 3 SEPARATE STRUCTURES FOUND, REPORT W. D. H. Apprentice Club Dance Was Well Attended The first of a series of dances to be given by the W. D. H. Ap prentice Club of Winslow, held last Friday night at Arcadia Hall was a success socially, al though financially not up to ex pectations. The plan of the local Santa Fe Apprentice club is to the next six or eight months with give a series of dances here for a view of raising sufficient funds to help meet the expense of bring ing the next Santa Fe Apprentice Club Convention to Winslow. Plans to bring the apprentice convention her e next year were laid at the last convention held during March at LaJunta, Colo. Between 500 young men will be in attendance and the local club is doing everything in their power to boost for the next convention here. In the future it' is their hope that Winslow people patronize their dances which will give them a profit and which will go long toward bringing the convention here next year for it is pointed out, the holding of the convention in Winslow will do more toward advertising Winslow than any other one thing that could be ac complished as these young men com e from all over the company's lines in the United States. NEWMANAGER OF ELECTRIC PLANTS VISITS WINSLOW George T. Harrington, who has been named to succeed Claude Quebedeaux, as manager of the Northern Arizona power plants, owned by The Consolidated Light & Power Company spent several days in Winslow this week in com pany with the retiring manager. Mr. Quebedeaux, who will soon leave for Albuquerque, N. M. to assume charge of the Western Ice company, which he and his brother Tom hav e purchased. Mr. Harrington plans to keep his headquarters at Flagstaff and make frequent trips to Winslow and Holbrook to look after the af fairs of the company. This week E. E. Daimwood, auditor of the company was in Winslow and In Holbrook, while John Baird of the local concern was in Flagstaff. o TO ISSUE BONDS WILLIAMS — City of Williams will soon offer a 10,000 bond issu® to pay the city’s share of paving Williams Ave., part of the Na tional Old Trails highway. It is a federal aid project. CHAUTAUQUA PLEASES PEOPLE OF WINSLOW Chautuaqua, which ended a five day afternoon and evening pro gram in Winslow, Wednesday night, closed a splendid week’s pro gram, according to the verdict of practically every person in Win slow who attended it’s presenta tion here. Starting with the Murrel Poor Duo and the lecture of Dr. Powell last Saturday up until the pres entation of the Scott-Harper Com pany Wednesday night, every pro gram given was one worthy of more than the price of the single admission, it is conceded not only by Chautaqua backers but by those who attended. On the second night the Vene tian Strollers held the interest of the large crowds both afternoon and evening with a splendid pro gram of music and songs, while Dr. Gordon’s lecture on “Shooting the Goal” was highly received. The third day Lucille Ellmore and Company presented “Stepping Stones” direct from broadwav while Sunshine Dietrick delivered a splendid lecture of interest both to young and old. The fourth afternoon and even ing saw the presentation of “Across the Street’ bv the KaDel players and on the last day the Junior Chautauqua participated in by all the students in Winslow and at night the Scott-Harper company entertained with music and impersonationss. Due to the fine program given in Winlow local people have again signed up to bring Chautauqua here again next year for a simi lar period. Meteor Q tg * NUMBER 16 That oil exists west and north of Winslow, between here and Flag staff, is the opinion of Edward C. Ryan, a geologist, who has recently examined the field, according to a feature article in last week’s is sue of the Coconino Sun. According to Mr. Ryan, geologists representing two groups among the largest oil interests in the United States will be on the ground soon, probably within the next few weeks to go over the country northwest of Winslow, to guage the possibili ties of the three big structures mapped out by himself. Speaking of the possibilities of oil here, Mr. Ryan in an interview, said: “Just forget that this is not Ari zona and imagine that it is Okla homa or Texas. Just because this is Arizona and not either of those two states is no proof there isn't oil here and in vast quantities. “I know there is oil here,, r Have been in the oil fields all my life and when I see the indications I know them. They are here. There are three great oil structures north and south of the tracks between Flag staff and Winslow and one in the Little Colorado river country be tween here and Tuba City. “I sincerely believe this will prove to be one of the biggest oil fields in the whole country,” Mr. Ryan declared. “And you may say that there will be drilling done here for oil, and before very long at that.” Mr. Ryan picked up a book con taining maps showing U. S. geo logical surveys and, turning thru it, showed that the geologists have mapped great Pennsylvania and Mississippi limestone areas in this county, the same geological forma tions that exist in the big oil-bear ing fields to the east—the same as in the largest fields in Kansas, Ok lahoma and Texas. “Three months ago people laugh ed at the belief some had there was oil in Utah,” said Mr. Ryan. “Well they have brought in one of the big gest producing wells in the country there. We’ll have wells like that here.” According to reports received during the week from Flagstaff, Mr. Ryan and one of the Babbitts of Flagstaff, liaye been spending some time in the field looking over the situation* Ryan, who was go ing through this part of the coun try several months ago, was so fa vorably impressed with the topo graphy of the country with indi cations of oil that he got off at Flagstaff to carry on investigations. Much of the land under consider ation is owned by the Babbitt in terests, and according to the re ports received here it will not be long before a well rig will be op erating in that district, backed by the large oil concerns interested. There will be no stock for sale, it is said and the exploration will be carried on solely by the companies interested with a view of develop ing the field. It is a well known fact that oil men and geologists have been fa vorably impressed with the coun try and the exploration of the structure by the big oil concerns would mean that the field will be proven within a comparative short length of time. One report received here stated that arrangements for a well rig to be shipped here, were already under way, with no information be ing given out for publication con cerning the movements of those in terested. LOCAL RAILROAD MEN MEET WITH NEW COMMISSION Local railroad men, members of the legislative committees of the Brotherhood w r ent to Phoenix Wed nesday night, where a delegation of the brotherhoods from all over Arizona will meet with Governor Hunt and the members of the Ari zona Industrial Commission to dis cuss the operation of the industrial compensation law affecting rail road workers, and it’s relation to the federal law. Among local railroad men who are attending the session are G. W. Nelson, R. E. Keeney, M. J. Phares, and J. D. Wylie. o- Local Penney Manager Going To Convention L. W. (Jesse) James, manager of the Winslow store of J. C. Penney company, will leave Saturday for Los Angeles, where he goes to at tend the district convention of Pen ney Store managers in the west. These conventions are annual af fairs and representatives from the main offices in New York and fac tory representatives meet with the store managers. Mr. James expects to be absent about ten days, visit ing with his family in Phoenix en route home.