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   Winslow Mail (Newspaper) - March 5, 1926, Winslow, Arizona                                WINSLOW The Winslow Mail OFFICIAL ORGAN OF CITY OF WINSLOW AND ARIZONA LIVE STOCK SANITARY state VOLUME 35 NAVAJO MARCH 5,1926 NUMBER 10 MILLER KILLS ELMER CUNDIFF AT CANYON JURY SAYS A feud of long standing at Canyon Lodge culmination about 1:30 Wednesday afternoon when Harry Miller shot and killed Elmer Cundiff in the kitchen of Miller's home after a struggle which is alleged to liave taken place over Miller's sun. following the shooting Miller telephoned the Sheriff's office in Flagstaff and announced that he had killed Sheriff John Parsons of Coconino county made the trip to Canyon Lodge accompanied by the coroner and District Attorney frank Following inquest the jury returned a verdict of justifiable stating that evidence tended to show that Miller killed Cundiff in self to a report from the sheriff's office in here Various witnesses have stated that Cundiff was of a violent and quarrelsome and by his own was his middle Tnat he has been confined in an insane asylum is alleged and it is further reported that he had many clashes with tourists and others over minor matters arising at the canyon At the time of his death Cundiff was involved in a civil in which it is alleged that Cundiff's wife attacked and seriously injured the wile of another man at tlie instigation of in view of these facts it is generally understood tnat no complaint will be made against and he is not in custody according to the an Apache whose Indian name is has for some time operated various tourists attractions at Canyon Lodge in partnership with Joe and is well known not only in Northern Arizona but all over the as as he is an artist of considerable Wednesday's tragedy is the aftermath of a long series of personal arguments between Miller and according to who states that Cundiff has not only threatened to kill Miller but has also threatened to up the it is also reported Cundiff recently assisted Miller's wife in a last week with some belonging to and Miller as community In this later developments tended to show tnat of Cundiff lay at the bottom Mrs. Miller's Following the disappearance last week of Miller's the chief came to Winslow in an effort to locate and while here he said that Cundiff had left Canyon Lodge with his It was suspected inasmuch as trace of Miller's wife had not been found since she left Canyon Lodge that there was a possibility of in connection with the and officers have been working on the case ever with no solution of the In his testimony to the jury Secakuku described the combat as an unprovoked attack on Miller by in defending came off According to Cundiff paid a visit to Miller's and left for his own apparently in a good Instead of going to his house he is alleged to have hidden himself near the Canyon and to crept into where he secured the Indian's Later Miller reentered the it is stated that Cundiff fired on him without the bullet grazing Miller's Miller grappled with his Secakuku and in the struggle the gun was the bullet striking Cundiff in the abdomen but failing to have any and the struggle the gun was discharged a third the bullet taking effect in Cundiff's according to It is this shot which Is alleged to have killed although physicians stated that the other wound would have proved v Five miles of 10 mile detour on Apache Trail and opened to Peak Reached In 3 X X Is View X + the peak + + of the pneumonia + and diphtheria cases in + zona has been Dr. F. + T. state + ent of in a statement + urges to continue to + avoid particularly + where there is coughing and + sneezing These according to + Dr. have been + ent to agreat extent over the + entire States during * the past few Reports + to the state board of health + for last week indicate a * ed falling off in the number * of cases in * X Grand Canyon Park * * Addition J Is Sent To House * - + WASHINGTON - + ment of the Grand Canyon and + Yellowstone National Parks was urged by the interior de- + in a presented * by Chairman of the house public lands Boys Sign Up For Local Scout Band + + + + + 4* + + * + * + + + + + 4 * + * + + + + + After a week of activity by Director J. Lee and his associates in rounding up musical a tangible Boy Scout's Band is taking form have agreed to Several boys 4" purchase in- 4* under a club offer of a. lower price which is made for an organization of this Mr. Lee is confident that he can scare up enough musicians to build a creditable and as soon as enough horns and drums are unloaded here to make a practice will LOCAL MAN GIVING COOLIDGE RACE IN THRIFT HANDICAP No more thoroughly economically minded man exists than Bert manager of the City Gas company's Eot even excepting Calvin with several generations of stern and rockbound New England thrift to help at is the report now following an announcement from the plant that a new efficient and costless fuel has been discovered in the form of oil recently removed from around the Harvey Not long ago the many economies at the new plant were the salvaged from the gas and used as the oil washed out and used to make more to say nothing of a system for using even the necessary water over and The surfacing was about to be discarded when it fell under the of the efficiency An idea was born and put into and now the old boiler fills its lungs with steam generated from dead It has not been announced yet whether the city intends to start a sand and gravel yard with the residue from the new heating EARLY GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA IS DEAD BACK EAST Meyer territorial governor of Arizona during the first administration of President Cleveland died at Asbury New early in the THE STREET TAX THAT BLOOMS IN TRA Little yellow slips that mean a debit of two shining shekels to every male citizen of voting age are going the rounds of tax in a few and with their advent a doubtful honor has befallen the Winslow for the first four receipts of this vintage were made out to C. L. G. N. Frank Holloway and Charles all of The Several angles of confusing variation attended this The harsher minded might maintain that it was necessary to spring a surprise on the and printers in order to make a collection without use of This inimical statement can be lightly laughed off in view of the fact that they knew it was having printed the slips in the first Modesty forbids that this writer go any further into the remaining all of which are having to do with the scribes and typesetters being citizens and therefore entitled to head the etc. The remarks made by the four gentlemen in when appraised of the imminent deficit of two bucks per may be of interest and to that end we present them Mr. is a pleasure to part with a pair of plunks for such a worthy Mr. the city didn't get it the Mr. is an I don't even use the I use the Mr. MUCH INTEREST IN SOUTH ROAD TO GRAND CANYON Considerable interest is being displayed in Southern New Mexico and Texas in the recent completion and logging of the so-called El Canyon road through According to J. M. peer of highway enthusiasts and good roads booster in Northern the road is now a good highway following completion of certain stretches that are now travellable all the year The road became officially known on February 20th, when it was logged by the automobile club of Southern The task of placing of signs along the route will be undertaken at it iB This will make a very important artery of travel between El Paso and the Grand passing through the towns of Las Silver Alma and Luna in New Mexico; and St. Winslow and in It will also form an important loop road for the thousands of tourists coming out of El Paso to visit the White Mountains of the summer recreation grounds surrounding Flagstaff and the Grand and it will make it possible for these vacationists to get back home to El Paso and other Southern Texas cities by continuing on via Ashfork then south via on Page 5) Jury Indicts 3 Bisbee Men for Sale of Opium of the federal grand jury returned indictment this week against Charles Mahlon P. Sherrill and Walter C. Keller of charging them with the sale and transportation of several cans of opium after bringing it across the Mexican border in violation of the revenue The trio were arrested in Bisbee in January and have been held under the charges chat The indictment alleges that they imported five cans of opium from Mexico and transported it to various portions of Arizona in an effort to sell it. Executive Committee Named For Community Chest Organization Assurance of a Community Chest for Winslow was given by a unanimous vote of a small but representative gathering who met at the City Hall last Friday evening to start the organization on its Pending more preparatory work by the American the matter of a local hospital was put aside for the time S. W. appointed by the Rotary Club to call the meeting and explain the Chest took the chair following the hospital and after a few expressions of all of which were favorable to systematized a vote was taken and an organization committee Owing to a lack of complete the executive committee of seven was not Four appointments were and the quartet selected will name the remaining three The original appointees were S. W. Rev. R. Hessell and W. B. That the Community Chest idea is not completely understood was evidenced at the and to avoid a brief exposition of the characteristics of such an organization is presented it is charity made more efficient by All charities are financed from one and from one central National ' and state Salvation Red Florence Crittenden Home and the Orphans Home at Tucson are From figures given previously on these budgets an amount for a total chest fund is allowing a comfortable surplus for miscellaneous charities at After the drive the funds are distributed according to the In case of a shortage the funds are prorated to the various Everybody gives a much as they bearing in mind the fact that they are discharging their obligation to all charities and for the space of a full There will be no further drives or solicitations for twelve The advantages of such a plan are Constant drives the year will be hence the percentage of the gift that formerly went to pay expenses will be diverted to the charity to which it and time will be saved both to those who give their time to the good and those who give The Chest secretary will have time and power to pass on the worthiness of all solicitations for and money that was formerly given in a haphazard manner will be distributed on a businesslike on Page 5) Miss Maria named of the junior prom at Marquette is a and likes to bake 24,011,304 CARRIED ON SANTA FE LINES AND NO LOSS OF Lira LOS ANGELES Topeka & Santa Fe Railway System for the years 1923, 1924 and 1925 carried a grand total of 24,011,304 passengers on its trains without the loss of a single life of a paying passenger riding This startling announcement is made by Isaiah Safety Superintendent of the who has been spending several weeks in this state delivering before commercial schools and others on means for avoiding The just made this week were given out by the Safety Superintendent before his departure for his The total number of revenue passengers by the Santa Fe without the loss of a single person who paid their fare and boarded one of the company's trains during the past three years was equivalent to carrying of the entire population of the United stated Mr. On the basis of five members to a the passengers carried by the Santa Fe the three-year period literally amounted to taking one out of every family in the United States for a ride on its and arriving at their destination without a single To handle 24,011,304 passengers approximately 96,045 trains of average length were Placed end to end these trains would reach across the continent from Los Angeles to New York nearly five times or nearly one half the distance around the figures demonstrate with remarkable emphasis the safety of travel while on a railroad train compared with other modes of including the automobile which is responsible for injuries and fatalities that are said the With particular reference to the Santa Mr. Hale said this record which is the pride of every traffic and operating official and employe of the is due to the finest equipment that money can buy and placed in the hands of men who are efficient in the handling of the trains and every branch and department of the Added to this he said is the heavy ballasted steel bridges and double track and superintendence and management of the highest efficiency and INDIANS SAY ORANGE SHOW BIG SUCCESS By CHARLES ERICKSON Returning last Tuesday on train No. 8, each 'a large full of the three score of consisting of Lagunas and will all the that the Orange held annually in San was simply a wonderful affair and also that it was certainly a in general this Through the efforts of Ben L. agent in that city for the Santa Fe and Union Pacific joint who formerly was agent in Winslow and other stations on our and a gentleman well liked by the the local Indians were prevailed upon to their in their ceremonial dances for the last three days of the great and nationally known citrus show staged by the put on two programs a one at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon and then again at 8:00 p. judging from the hearty applause given them by the were immensely While the Laguna all in beautifully colored costumes and handsome eagle over the Hopis surely a wicked their famous Buffalo dance that made those Charleston girls look like motion On the evening of the 27th Chief on Page 5) Permit Is Sought To Fly Into Mexico the purpose of getting a permit from the Mexican government to fly an airplane into Bernard prominent sportsman of Phoenix and Los was a visitor in Nogales Gillespie and Lee C. of Los intend to fly from Los Angeles to a point about 200 miles south of Ajo March 1 to join a party of Phoenicians who are to make a fishing trip to that Members of the Phoenix party are to tie George Avery Joe William Paine and William latter being connected with the Cady Lumber company in northern Ari Local Sports Will Construct New Golf Course In Winslow No more will progressive citizens of Window who lean toward golf as a pastime be forced to wend their way to outlying pastures and foreign courses to indulge their craving for the sight of the white ball in full if plans now under way For Wednesday night at the instigation of Citizens Matthie and Gray a conclave and when the smoke had cleared away a plan of action had been its object being a new course not far distant from the The charter which is limited to is rushing to completion as as the interested ones can unscrew their fountain The contract for construction of the nine-hole which will be located of the Harvey is to be let the first of the coming and within another week sounds indigenous to golf will be heard in the land - the smack of wood and iron against gutta the customary and necessary words not heard In Sunday and murky talk oi the strange implements and phases of the Holbrook Too Winslow Walks Out MEASURE CARRYING LEE'S FERRY BRIDGE APPROPRIATION NAVAJO INDIANS TO SUPPLY HALF OF PROJECT'S COST X Senator Cameron X X Denies He's Bribed X By Navajo Indians X * * + WASHINGTON - Another * dispute took place in the ate Monday over an item in + the deficiency * + + propriation under which the Navajo Indians of Arizona would pay half of the cost of a bridge across the * Colorado * Senator * who has led the + fight against the item which * has help up final approval of * the huge supply was + * taken to task by his * * Senator + * and by Senators Robinson of + + the Democratic + + and * * Senator Cameron replied * that the measure was an just and oppressive to * the Indians and then declared * that when senators * here and say I have been + promised something by the dians they say something that * + is not * * should I promise the + + Indians he de- + + Indians do not + + Not a one ever has * * ed for me that I know * PHONE RATE HEARING HERE ON MARCH 11TH Rotarians Nominate New Officers For Year Nomination of a new set of officers for the on which election will be held next were held this week by Winslow Rotary at their regular weekly luncheon at Guild Hall and the following nominations were For Dr. E. C. vice Homer R. M. A. J. board of W. C. Sam Proctor and P. D. Of the last three two receiving the highest number of votes will be Dewey McCauley was chairman of the day and his program consisted of addresses by Sam Proctor on the of and by W. T. Butler on a trade talk on both of which were instructive and well received by the Believing conditions surrounding the game to be unfair to and to the best interests oi good Winslow High last Friday night forfeited a game to Holbrook by walking from the court while the score was still a tie and the game in its Crude refereeing and blindness to fouls on both sides is blamed for the Previous to the game thel local girls had taken a close game from the Oil City winning one as in the game played here against the same opponents some weeks Virginia Phillips accounted for 18 of the 20 Holbrook seemed dissatisfied with the close refereeing in the previous which was staged and the loose manner in which Friday's game was handled seemed to be their just before the half Coach Tweed called his men from the for the game had degenerated into a and a old-time free-for-all fracas seemed In view of the battle with Flagstaff which is scheduled for tonight at the Washington it was thought better to forfeit the comparatively unimportant game to Holbrook to insure a team and a team of conflict for Though there has been no visible organized effort to combat the petition of the Mountain States Telephone company for a raise of telephone rates in it is reported this week that there will be considerable opposition with testimony offered at the hearing to be held at the City Hall During the past week comment about the streets and among the business many of whom claim they never signed a petition asking that the rates be has been that they do not feel that the telephone company is justified in asking for a raise in rates based on their expenditures in the local system during the past At the meeting of the city council held here last week it was intimated that the council would demand a full explanation and investigation of the telephone company's claims before the commission which will sit here next It was that the telephone company has been that their franchise in Winslow has expired and just why a raise in rates should be for at this time members of the city council were at a loss to On the telephone company's side of the as it was reported in a copy of their petition printed in The Mail last they claim that due to expenditures of some in 1922 and 1923, in additions and betterments to the outside plant and central office equipment in order to meet the demands of growing telephone and that further expenditures are now that the increase in subscribers and telephone service has increased and expenses of operation have also Increased which justifies their tion for a raise in which they claim are now inadequate and were instituted in 1918 and are out of line with charges for services now being made in other cities of this size in the WASHINGTON - The Navajo Indians of Arizona must pay half the cost of a bridge across the Colorado River near Lee's the senate decided today in finally approving the conference report on the deficiency The vote was 43 to 21. Last week a majority apparently was against accepting the but half a dozen senators prevented a decision by barricading themselves in the cloak rooms and thus breaking a The house already has agreed to the conference report and the supply carrying supplemental appropriations for this fiscal year for practically all government now goes to the the bridge the funds to be taken out of revenues accruing to the tribe TAX CUT SAVES ARIZONA NEARLY HALF MILLION Sister Of Former Local Resident Dies services for Mrs. Amanda Grisham sister of Mrs. Forest formerly of Winslow and now of this were held here Monday Mrs. Whelan died at San four days after Mrs. Robinson arrived there after receiving word of her serious Mrs. Robinson returned here Friday with the services were read by Rev. Walter Martin of Clarkdale Defeats Locals In Debate Taxpayers of Arizona are saved nearly a half million dollars in federal taxes as the result of the signing of the new revenue by President Coolidge this A of decreases made by John R. collector of internal revenue for indicates that income taxes in Arizona will be- reduced with proportional decreases in other federal Increased exemptions and the repeal of many miscellaneous taxes provided for in the new act are responsible for tax Authority was received by Collector Towles this week to release all tax Taxpayers can now compute their tax and file their A of reductions announced by Collector Towles shows the following approximate savings to the Arizona Income Jewelry 12,000 Capital Stock 145,000 Stock 1427 Pawn 850 Pool Tables and Bowling Alleys 16,160 Shooting Galleries 80 Automobiles for 6,355 Admission 8,633 Other Misc. 4,000 Total The income tax reduction is due to the fact that the exemption allowed heads of married and single persons is increased and the rate decreased Vz of 1 per cent on the first which is an enormous saving to the taxpayers in the salaried class compared with the rate applicable prior 1920. In 1918, a taxpayer who had an income of and would pay a tax of the new law the same taxpayer would pay a tax of A CONVENTION BE HELD IN PHOENIX ON MARCH 8 AND 9 In the debate held recently in Clarkdale between and Winslow high Clarkdale defending the affirmative received the decision by a unanimous The question was that a franchise be to a private corporation to and operate a power dam on the Colorado River in the state of By virtue of the Clarkdale earns the right to meet Snowflake in a debate at later Members of the Winslow Lodge will attend in a body the W. B. A. Annual Convention to be held in Phoenix on March 8 and 9. The delegates from Commander Helen A. Chief Mrs. Nellie and a full Guard composed of Captain Alta Mesdames Eastman and will leave Saturday evening on No. 3. On the opening night there will be a public reception and The distinguished guests and speakers for the evening will Miss Bina M. Supreme Commander of the W. B. A. Governor and Frank Mayor of A banquet and ball at the Adams Hotel are scheduled for the closing night of the CAMERON ASKS X X BIG ROAD + + * + + + + + + + + * * * * * - * WASHINGTON - Authority + to construct a road from the National Old Trails highway at to the southern boundary of the * Grand Canyon National Park would be given the secretary of under terms of + a measure introduced in the + senate by Senator * The measure would + ate for a road to be + known as President's + It would make its + construction conditional upon * agreement of Arizona to build * that portion of it crossing + state +  

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