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THE COCONINO SUN
JRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1922
THE COCONINO SUN
ISSUED EVERY FRIDAY
F. S. BREEN, Editor and Publisher.
Entered at the Postoflice at Flagstaff, Arizona, as second
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Official Paper of.the Coconino Cattle
Official Paper Coconino Farm Bureau.
Official Newspaper of the Town of Flagstaff.
Official Newspaper of Coconino County.
Official Paper State Live Stock Sanitary Board.
FLAGSTAFF SHOULD PRESERVE
' " It is to be regretted that some public spirited
person in Flagstaff had not thought .of gather
ing together and preserving ancient relics and
curios of this great Wonderland of Wonders,
long years ago.
j: Many private collections have been made and
many of them sold to eastern museums in the
past, and there are many relics taken from old
ruins still in the hands of private owners, but
strange to relate, no one has thought of the
great value such a collection would be to Flag
staff, situated as it is in the very center of all
the antiquities of the southwest.
, It is to our discredit that we have not a public
museum. However, it is not too late for a start
along that line. A place for such a collection and
the care of it is hard to get, yet with a fear that
we may be censured for the suggestion, the
thought comes that if the Flagstaff Woman's
club could encompass the idea in with their new
club house plan and give it room, the citizens of
Flagstaff would be glad to come forward with
donations more willingly to help along the club
house. It would at least afford temporary hous
ing and care for a start along this line. Later
other arrangements, possibly a public library
buildjng, could be built to cover the growing
needs of books' and museum. There is a bigger
and better spirit prevailing in Flagstaff than
ever before. For, you know, what is said on your
tombstone is oftimes said to be a partisari state
ment, and folks left behind, are apt to take it
with a grain of allowance, unless it is backed up
with some good work in the shape of evidence
left behind. What's the use of flowers planted
over your face, if you can't smell 'em ? Let us
grow with and for Flagstaff.
THE BEGGING INDUSTRY
: The "Lemon Industry" of California kindly
sends us a fulL report of their industry on lemon
colored paper, which we were at' liberty to print
in order that their business could be made more
profitable to them. For some reason or other
they failed to send us a box of lemons. Just a
sample of their color. Probably they felt that
spending out real lemons would be too expensive,
hence just the color and how we could advertise
them free. After having received this "lemon"
we were advised by the Association of Date Im
porters of New York, how out of the kindness
of their hearts, they were willing to fill our old
sheet plumb full of free advertising for their
business free of cost. If their dates are as good
as their old spendthrift hearts they date about
February 31st with us.
" It is getting so easy to run a paper now that
if a publisher could only get some one to pay for
ink, paper and labor, the editor ought to be made
fo pay for the privilege.
, MAYOR KELLY DOUBTS DEMOCRACY
Those candidates who won the nomination on
the democratic ticket in Cochise county and in
the state may well' be in doubt as to whether
iheir nomination was the result of democratic or
Republican votes. Those who were defeated by
$, majority will be in doubt as to whether they
were defeated by democrats or republicans.
Surely such a condition calls loudly for a new
primary election law in this state. Douglas In
ternational. 1 About the only political thing tending to per
petuate the democratic party in power, that was
left out of the primary law as" compiled by the
first state legislature as dominated by the' most
democratic of democrats, was a clause prohibit
ing all but democrats from voting at any elec
tion. That was the purpose of the democrats
then in power.
Ex-Candidate for President Cox intimates he
has discovered during his European travels that
if American does not cancel all outstanding war
debts, we (the U. S.) will not be invited over to
any more of her war parties. He hope that Sec.
Hughes, who we understand plays "bridge" for
U. S., says: "Pray do."
One of the hardest and most distressing
things a newspaper, honest in its conviccions, has
to do is to take the blame for tellinp, the truth
to the average public that only wants their side
of the story told. "Bull" pleases too many peo
ple the truth makes too many people mad.
The French actress, Millie M'stingnett, adver
tised as the girl with the "million dollar legs" is
on the last leg of her journfy back to France.
She probably valued them at?a half million each.
Aims and brains probably .hrown in at above
With the railroad strike settled all the people
have to do now is to settle our semi-annual dis
turbance in November, befcre getting back on
the main highway to Norma fey.
; A- San Francisco judge wants the "unwritten
law" repealed." We haveoften wondered what
could possibly be unwritten that would make a
law that would hold water.
' , Do your Xmas shopp'ng early. Election No
FROM RAIN BARREL TO FAUCET
The old "water barrel" era for Flagstaff has
gone forever, along with many other old-time
ideas of how to live and govern a city in the best
interests of all concerned. Cities are not built
nor are they made prosperous and attractive
either by the spendthrift or the miser. They
are built by the greatt intermediate class of
thinkers who realize they are living their lives
as they go and are ready to take advantage of
opportunities as they present themselves.
The present city council has several big prob
lems before it to solve and it can be said to the
credit of the members, they have been unselfishly
devoting their time and ' energies putting the
problems into concrete shape for presentation to
the people for their final decision. They have
"i'rhted no element of the community in their
efforts to get the best information as to our
wants and needs.
To some it may seem that $300,000 or pos
sibly $400,000 expended in securing the neces
sary increase in our water supply, is a great ex
penditure. It might be suggested to those who
are staggered by such figures that several Flag
staff firms' have problems of that size they have
to deal with every year.
It would rather appeal to one that the whole
city of Flagstaff, covering some 5,000 or more
people, could bond their wealth to the extent of
protecting themselves for the future on a prop
osition that has paid big dividends from the first
time the first faucet was turned after the old
rain barrel days.
Flagstaff mountain spring water is famous
all along the Santa Fe.
Our mountain springs are a gold mine for
Flagstaff and only need the necessary develop
ment to make them pay their own way for gen
erations to come.
Many anpld-timer will remember the trials
and tribulations of Mayor Julius Aubineau, way
back in 1908, when he, with other far-seeing pio
neers, struggled to get the old rain barrels away
from the ''old settler" and put in a faucet of pure
Of course, those old days are gone.
We have paved part of the town and paving
The purchase of the Clark ranch for a city
park was a good, big paying idea which the city
council has put up to the people for their en
dorsement. There should be a 100 per cent vote
for that for it will pay 100 per cent dividends to
Flagstaff. And there is a 100 per cent feeling
that the bond election will approve of the prop
osition as put ,up by the city council.
As near as we can ascertain the people gen
erally favor a reservoir with a capacity of one
hundred million gallons, since it would cost but
35 per cent more than one half that size, and
they would like to know that another reservoir
of the same capacity could be built above it.
So far as we can see, the whole interest of the
people of Flagstaff is centered on "how best to
accomplish the desired result."
WELL PLEASED DEMOCRATS
Some few private remarks overhead after the
primaries: "We Hunted around until we got in
the wrong Ward" McCalla. "Well, my three
ring circus is cut down to two, anyhow." Bar
num. "A fat man can't always be judged for
speed." Editor Wild Bill Stuart. "Our candi
dadte was too back-ward." Phoenix Gazette. "I
am afraid we have heard something to our dis
advantage." Major Kelly. "Having done our
level best to nominate Hiint, let us now get be
hind Ward." Folsom Moore, or less, Bisbee, Re
view. "I want another rain barrel. The one I
had my head in before the primaries sounded
good for awhile, but since the 12th it makes my
head ache." Uncle John Dunbar. "Aside from
the results we are well satisfied." Tucson Star.
Editor Lazelle Smith has chucked his pencil
on the Snowflake Herald for a more gazelle-like
field where one may eat and work at the same
time and has detoured so that L Ross Dana of
Mesa can heat the snow for the Snowflake Her
ald. -Lazelle says Dana is a printer on a honey
moon and just for that we are pleased to wel
come them into the shade of The Sun. The Her
ald has been a mighty good local paper, whether
the folks down that way know it or not.
Dancing, tobacco, tea and coffee are said to
be next on the prohibition skids to be bolWiead
ed a la Volstead. We don't care for all the rest,
but there should be an age limit so that peren
nial youths of sixty or over are not deprived of
their dancing. Too few people realize what is
bad for them, and some live a hundred years
without finding it out, which shows how care
less we grow as we get older.
About as-near as the general public can figure
thousands of coal miners and railroad men
struck, lived on short rations for several months
and now the balance of the people are compelled
to pay the bill in advanced prices. No one seems
to have gained anything much except ill will and
. Last June's Maricopa grand jury has gone into
session again this week. They should make the
grand jury down there permanent as it would
save the trouble of drawing them every few
It looks as though the old line democrats have
gone and stepped on another banana peel. It's
a burning shame the way the radical wing of the
democracy scatter their fruit hulls around.
If the democratic state ticket is defeated in
November, it will all be blamed onto the re
publicans. Republicans should prepare them
selves for vicious criticisms.
In Turkey it is said they sew a criminal up in
a sack. In this country if a criminal has a sack,
the jury is usually hung.
There was a great influx of new members in
the K. K. K. last Tuesday Kanned Kan
STATEMENT OF CONDITION
THE ARIZONA CENTRAL BANK
Flagstaff :: Williams :: Kingman
Oatman :: Cooley
Condensed from report to State Superintendent of Banks
at close of business September 15, 1922
Loans and Discounts $3,006,481.03
'Stocks, Bonds and Securities 1,452,808.28
Banking House and Real Estate 149,140.16 '
Furniture and Fixtures 41,675.19
Revenue Stamp Account 164.99
CASH AND DUE FROM BANKS 617,140.42
"Capital Stock $ 675,000.00
Undivided Profits 28,055.43
Reserve for Taxes 13,396.83
Reserve for Interest 13,113.05
Bills Payable 325,000.00
Bills Re-Discounte tf 30,500.00
DEPOSITS . 4,182,946.80
W.H.Brophy :: H. J. McClung,
M. I. Powers :: C.J.Walters :: H? H Watkins
C.B.Wilson :: J.P.Wilson
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Resources over $5,000,000.00'
Established in Flagstaff Since 1887.
Condensed from Report to the Comptroller of the Currency.
Showing Condition on May 5, 1922 y
Loans and Discounts .V. 370,784.75 .
Overdrafts a .:. ..15.18
Stock of the U. S. Federal Reserve Bank 1,650.00.
u.o. uonus. 146,932.98
Furniture and Fixtures
Interest Earner, Not Collected
Interest Paid, Not Accrued
CASH AND SIGHT EXCHANGE
Capital Stock $ 50,000.00
National Bank Note Circulation
Liberty" Bond Deposit Account .
Discount Collected, Not Earned
Interest Accrued, Not Paid
Other Liabilities 19 821.73
UMuruaiLV .; 578,893.91
WE PAY' 5 INTEREST
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