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THE COCONINO SUN
FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1919.
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I WITH THE BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS
I A BUILDING BOOM HITS FLAGSTAFF
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W. J. Stevenson
SHJNGLING AND ROOFING '
P. 0. Box 614
E. B. RAUDEBAUGH
Agent for Bills
G. N. Baty
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Residence: 416 Birch Ave.
' Flagstaff , Arizona
By one who knowshow
P. 0. Box 1845 ,
Gum and Solberg
General Contractors and Builders
Plans and Specifications
Phone No. 30
THE COCONINO SUN FOR GOOD JOB PRINTING
FIRST-CLASS WORK AT REASONABLE PRICES
The one great way to help maintain
prosperity- at this time is to proceed
with construction enterprises. Six
months wait has-pioved that piices
will not be materially lower for some
years to come, while many aie actu
Construction work is needed cvery
wheie, and if begun now will make
business for these great employing in
dustries which will enable them to
maintain their payroll during this un
certain period, until world maikcts are
again established and business is noi
mal. The human impulse to postpone
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labor arc cheap is natural but rudi
mentary and does not comport with
demonstrated business experience. If
cost revolutions are certain and in
sight, the case is different, but that
is rarely the case, and is not the case
now. Meantime, to delay business be
cause of high costs means stagnation
and public as well" as private bank
RED CROSS IS STILL
PART IN THE NATION
The sudden coming of the armistice
left the whole nation, so to speak, "up
in the air," Every organization ofi
whatever nature from the army down,
has existed in a state of suspense, its
personnel baffled at every turn by
conflicting issues and orders. The Red
Cross is no exception to this rule. Its
workers in some departments have
often been at a loss what course to
All this, as well as the sense that
the war is over (which it isn't), has
resulted in a sort of "let down" atmos
phere. Effort, enthusiasm have relax
ed. It has been harder to find money.
But whatever may be the case in
other branches of Red Cross work,
there is one department in which
there can be no relaxation of, effort;
in which, indeed, efforts must be in
tensified, resources augmented and or
ganization developed. I refer to the
home service section; that department
of Red Cross which deals with the wel
fare of the families of the men who
are serving or have served in our
army and navy. This service runs
along several lines.
Upon the Red Cross has been placed
by the government the duties of in
vestigating the facts alleged by sol
diers in their applications for furlough
and discharge. These investigations
must be carried out by the home serv
ice section; that this duty should have
been placed upon them is a high trib
ute to the personnel of the Red Crofes
chapters. It is also a great responsi
bility. And then, there is the case of the
discharged man. The government
makes no provision for him. But he
has to wait often a long time for the
government to act, and while he is
waiting the Red Cross home service
section must care for him if he is
sick, help him to get employment, sec
that he and his family are not in want,
secure for him (if he himself does not
know how) his rights from the gov
ernment. Our Red Cross reputation at the
present moment rests largely on the
results the field director in camp se
cures from the home service sections
in cases of furloughs and discharges.
The value of this work to officers
charged with the decision in these
cases can not be estimated. Largely,
toorthe Red Cross reputation rests on
the assurances which home service
sections can give through the field di
rectors to the soldiers that their fam
ilies are being cared for. Many a des
perate man comes into the Red Cross
office in our armv camps. Yet the
reputation of the Red Cross is a sec
ondary matter; the real point at stake
is the reputation of the American
CALLS VICTORY STAMP
At a meeting of the Bergen Coun
ty Republican committee in Hacken
sack the other night, President Bren
nan, of the State League of Republi
can Clubs, exhibited a new 3-cent
stamp showing the flag of the Allies
and protested againft its issuance on
the ground that it was Democratic
tiwinnrrinn ?n fnvnr nf the LeaffUG of
Nations. He said that no other flag
but the stars ana Btnpes snouia dc
put on" stamps of the United States
A SURE WAY
"I wonder how I could prevent baby
from sucking his thumb?'! asked the
adoring young wife, with a confiding
glance at the. crusty old bachelor.
"There's one way I thought of," said
the crusty aged one. - t
"What's that? Oh, do tell mo,
' HE LOVED AND GAINED ,
"So you loved and lost, eh, old
"On the contrary, I came out a win
ner." "How was that?"
"She returned my presents, and ac
cidentally put in some of the other
AN UNSOUGHT TENEMENT
Perhaps the loneliest place 'on earth
is that Peace Temple at The Hague.
States can be saved without it, as
Richelieu might have said with api
ruptcy High costs mean high reve
nues. The clever business man is
the man who keeps them relatively
adjusted no time to kick but is busy
meeting the daily situation. ,
It is not a question of whether a
building cost $10,000 last year and
$15,000 this year, but a question of
whether one needs the building. It
is identically the same with good
roads. If a mile of road cost $5,000
last year and would save the commu
nity $G,000, it was a good investment
If the same mile costs $10,000 this
year in the average case, it will save
the community at least $12,000, an.l
be iust as good an investment.
These figures arc not specific, but
relative used for illustration. The
investment is good anywhere, any
time, if good anywhere at any time.
The supreme timeliness lies in thcfact
that if conditions make the investment
possible, any time, any where, it de
velops permanent business, progress,
"WHO STOLE THE LOtK
FROM WAREHOUSE DOOR?"
PHOENIX, June 3. "Who stole the
lock from the warehouse door?"
might have been the title to a deli
cious little farce played in Justice
Wheeler's court in the felony pioceed
ings against Sergeant E. A. tern and
Private R. W. Phillips, who on orders
from Governor Campbell took posses
sion of the state armory warehouse.
The complaints were dismissed on
mtftion of the county attorney follow
ing the failure of Charles W. Harris,
alleged adjutant general of the state
of Arizona, or any one else to identify
either of the young men as the "bur
glars" who had stolen the lock in
question or broken into the premises.
Capt. Temple was the first to take
the stand in behalf of the complaining
witness. It was he who had first as
certained that the warehouse had been
entered, he said, but all he could say
in response to cross examination on
the part of Attorney Will E. Ryan,
representing the governor, was that
when he called at the warehouse he
found a new lock on the door and a
soldier in charge. When he question
ed the soldier, he said he found that
young man very reticent. Temple
could not describe the appearance of
the soldier in charge except to say
that he had dark (hair. He was posi
tive that the man he saw there was
not in the court room.
Then Harris took the stand. Harris
admitted without blinking an eyelash
that he was the adjutant general, that
he also was a U. S. disbursing officer
and charged with the custody of mili
tary supplies kept in the warehouse.
Harris admitted that though he had
sworn out the felony complaints
charging burglary, he did not know
that burglary had been committed ex
cept by hearsay. He did not visit the
warehouse at the time it was held by
the governor's agents, he said, there
fore he could not attempt to identify
those who had entered the premises
or changed the locks.
"Do you know of any one who might
know?'' Harris was asked.
"Tom Maddock, state engineer,
might know," was the reply.
On three occasions Harris appealed
to the court to prevent the line of
questioning directed by Attorney Ryan.
AH attempts on the part of Ryan to
have the governor's order ousting
Harris presented were frustrated by
the county attorney and in each in
stance the latter was upheld by the
When it became evident, howeyer,
that there was no concrete evidence
on which to sustain a felony charge
against either of the governor's agents
the county attorney himself moved
that the cases be dismissed and this
action was then taken by the court.
A negro called on the chief of po
lice after a notice had been left at
his house to the effect that he had
failed to obtain a license for his dog,
and that if such license was not ob
tained within a wetk the dog would
be taken to the pound and charges
against the owner would, in conse
quence, be more.
"But it is this way," the negro be
gan. "I am sorry, but I can't argue the
matter with you," the chief cut in.
"You know your license expired at
the end of the year and you ought
to have obtained another."
"But dat'3 do trouble!" shouted the
negro. "An' so did de dawg expire
NOT MUCH, AT THAT
"Milk in your coffee, this morning,
sir?" asked the polite waiter in the
"Yes, please," replied the guest
from behind lu's paper.
"How much, sir?"
"Not very much. About fifty cents'
REASON FOR DOUBT
Bess: "Somebody passed a counter
feit dime on Bob a year ago and he
has not been able to get rid of it
Maiden Aunt (horrified): "What!
Does that young man never go to
Anyhow, it is a relief to get the to
bacco question settled. The Manhat
tan Mercury knows two men over 100
years old. One of them never used
tobacco, and the other has used it
ever since he was a boy.
GIRLS AND HENS
The average girl of 18 thinks she is
much the superior of her mother. In a
downtown store the other Miss Eigh
teen Years and her mother went to
the veil counter to exchange a plain
veil mother had bought for her child.
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was decided peeved, bhe would not
even look at veils, but sat with her
back toward the counter. Mother
coaxed and finally got her to show
A little boy was watching the per
formance with some interest. Finally,
he turned to his mother. "Mom," he
asked, in an amused tone, don't she
make you think of exactly the way our
old settin' hen acted when you built
her a new nest?"
Mother laughed, but she could not
help wondering if a little "ducking" of
the order to which she had treated
the hen would not be of much benefit
to the spoiled daughter.
An old fellow, on his death bed, in
making his will, murmured to his law
yer, "And to each of my employees who
have been with me 20 years, I be
"Holy smoke, what generosity!" the
"No, not at all," said the sick man.
"You see, none of them have been
with me over a year; but it will look
good in the papers, won't it 7"
"So you think the moon was once
"Yes. After seeing it through a
powerful telescope I am convinced
that some branch of the Hun race had
managed to fill it full of shell holes
and leave it unfit for human habita
N. A. TUCK
Jobbing and Cabinet Work
J. C. SIMMONS
Wall Paper and Paint
Post-Office Box 1083 v
Will be glad to figure with you on your work,
whether it be big or little.
Years of residence in Flagstaff and many satisfac-
tory jobs done speak well of our ability and con
. scientious efforts to turn out good work.
SANTA FE IS "AHEAD-
CHICAGO, June 3. The twenty
fourth annual report of the Atchison,
Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co., for
the calendar year 1918, issued today,
show ed it was one of the few railroad
systems that earned the compensation
guaranteed by the government. Gross
earnings were $187,658,222, as com
pared with $165,529,519 in 1917. The
railway operating income was $44,
024,928, with a government guarantee
of $42,885,310, compared with $48f
346,700 operating income in 1917.
After payment of corporate taxes and
expenses there was remaining for div
idends $28,348,432, compared with
$38,185,547 in 1917.
IMPLIED SELF PRAISE
Modest Young Lieutenant (report
ing to C. O. after a thrilling raid in
No Man's Land): "Uaptain I wish to
I report Private Hick's conduct in the
highest terms of praise. He is the
bravest man in the world. He fol
lowed me every place I went"
' That fellow was an impudent, fraud.
How did he manage to wheedle that
money out of you?"
"Oh, John, he told me such a sad,
, pitiful talc about his poor wife, who
is a widow with six little children."
Don't forget the Elks' big Fourth of
SURVEYING AND ENGINEERING
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