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THE COCONINO SUN
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1922.
THE COCONINO SUN
ISSUED EVERY FRIDAY
F. S. BREEN, Editor and Publisher.
Entered at the Postoflke at Flagstaff, Arizona, a3 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.
THE TWO PLATFORMS
In comparing the two documents issued as
state platforms by the democratic and republi
can parties, it is obvious to the casual reader
that the republicans endeavored to briefly out
line the things for which their party stood, tak
ing the voter into their confidence, without at
tempting to cover the situation with verbosity
and a multiplicity of words. The reader becomes
convinced that the republicans intended to the
best of their ability to carry out the terms of
the contract offered the voters: and based the es
sence of the contract on previous performances.
The democratic platform was not such a one
as would have been written by the honest, think
ing element of democracy. In our honest belief
the majority of democrats in Arizona do not be
lieve in ranting and charging in a world of words
without pointing out something concrete. They
would much prefer a document calculated to in
form and advise voters of what they hoped to
perform, If returned to power. Vituperative and
extravagant language might convince the
thoughtless, some might be convinced by its
great length, the effort to cover everything by
words, words, words, but if an honest man was
compelled to sign one or the other of these docu
ments, he would hesitate a long time before
signing the democratic contract expecting to get
any benefit from it.
While The Sun might perforce be expected to
adversely criticise the democratic platform, we
are only gently calling attention to the two docu
ments and asking you to compaie them and
judge for yourself.
Flagstaff was pleased to welcome the bunch
of enthusiastic good roads boosters from Yava
pai county last week, to bump elbows with them
at a feed and flow of soul. It is strange how
soon apparent insurmountable difficulties will
melt away when all hands get together and ear
nestly start out to find ways and means of doing
a job of, surmounting. The meeting thoroughly
demonsti'ated that pretty much all northern
Arizona is bound together by common interest.
This meeting is only one of many that are to
come hereafter, covering a wide range of sub
jects. The problems of the north, situated as
we are out of the "big vote belt," require the
solid backing of all the north, standing together
and cracking the hard problems one at a time,
filling in the details later.
HENRY, THE POOR MAN'S FRIEND?
According to the Wall Street Journal, New
York bankers credit Henry Ford with having the
largest bank balance of any living American. Ac
cording to New York bankers, Mr. Ford's present
cash balance in bank is between $180,000,000
and $200,000,000. He is offering to place large
deppsits with banks provided they pay him in
terest rates for the privilege of getting his de
posits. While some have accepted, others refus
ed to pay the rates which Mr. Ford asks. The
bank balance of Mr. Ford makes Mr. Rockefeller
and other millionaires who have long enjoyed the
reputation of being the wealthiest men in the
country seem of very modest means in comparison.
The Gallup News in a bust of enthusiasm an
nouncing that Williams Jennings Bryan was to
speak at Gallup last week, winds up with:
"Bryan is America's greatest statesman, living
about 50 years in advance of his time." Evi
dently the people knew something was wrong
with Bryan, though it was difficult to decide
whether he was 50 years premature or 50 years
behind time. In any event, the people concluded
they wanted some one to represent them who
was here now just at the present time, as it were,
when they needed help.
Accidents axe bound to happen now and then
on our mailing list, so if you do not get The Sun
regularly do not hesitate to let us know. We
only print The Sun so subscribers can get it reg
ularly and if they don't, half our work is done
for nothing. Don't get peeved and bow up, just
tell us about it. The man who makes no mis
takes is dead--otherwise we'd hire him at his
Editor Bill Kelly of the Clifton Era, describes
his trip with a party of friends up "Salt River"
after the recent primaries. Bill sorter seems to
think he has Hunted his way back, but hasn't
exactly thrown oakum and oars away on account
of the flood season in November.
Senator Ashurst in his personally and careful
lly prepared advertising cut, shows his record on
two pages of an open book. The other pages of
the book, in accordance with his record in the
senate, are blank.
If some people were sentenced to be treated
as they treat others, they would soon be able to
control a grouch or a mean disposition.
The "Near East" has been "going south" with
American funds so long that it seems impossible
to 'get them to change directions.- f &x'"
ARIZONANS SHOULD VISIT STATE'S
A Tempe minister is taking tha lead in the
movement to encourage people of this state to
"See Arizona First." He has been putting these
preaching into practice, and has jt'st returned to
Tempe from a circuit tour of the state.
The clergyman's plan, while not a new one, is
none the less excellent. In a slate which at
tracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every
year, it ill becomes the residents to remain ig
norant of the beauties which are to be found
within the state's boundaries.
The Grand Canyon, the most impressive work
of nature, has attracted its millions of tourists,
who have returned to their homes to tell of its
beauties. Yet how many Tucsonans have seen
it ? A great many, of course, but not as many as
the awe-inspiring sight deserves. A visit to the
eanyon should be part of the education of every
Nor is the Grand Canyon the only beauty spot
in the state. There are dozens of others, and the
Painted Desert, the ice caves at Flagstaff, Gran
ite Dells, the Catalinas and Santa Ritas, the Soda
Springs and Mormon lake are but a few of the
spots which every resident of the state should
feel it his duty to visit.
Arizona well deserves the title of the "Won
derland of America." It can offer more beauty
within its borders than any other state in the
union. The people of other states appreciate this
fact, and throng here to enjoy the sweeping
views of the desert, drifting off into a bluish
haze, of the incomparable mountains; yet Ariz
onans are themselves slow to appreciate the real
wonders which lie about them.
It was an inspired saying which declared that
"A prophet is not without honor save in his own
country." It would have been more nearly com
plete had it added "nor a sense of beauty save in
the eyes of the neighbors." Arizona Daily Star.
WHAT MAKES A CITY?
It has been said that cities grow up where
natural advantages invite them and foster their
But this is not true. While natural advantages
may be factors in their growth, cities are made
by men. Anyone who knows the history of the
growth of little old Chicago knows that its phys
ical advantages were practically nil. It grew to
the metropolis of the middle west because of the
calibre of its men. It is men that make cities
great ; men of vision, men of courage and above
all, men with the spirit of unselfish boosting
not merely boosting for their own business,
their own selfish ends ; men who are clear-sighted
enough to see that it pays to sacrifice time
and energy from their own business pursuits to
be used for the advancement of civic projects;
men with the indomitable courage that carries
through any undertaking possible or seemingly
To men of this spirit nothing is impossible.
They work together, harmoniously, for the good
of all. They allow no personal prejudices to
weaken the influence of their teamwork. They
are willing to make sacrifices, to subserve self,
to work with perseverance and without applause
and acknowledgement, to forward the interests
of their town. Douglas International.
STRENUOUS MEASURES NEEDED
The government of the United States is as
strong today as it ever was and is growing
stronger despite the weak-kneed feeling among
a,f ew of insecurity because of sporadic outbreaks
of mental incompetents and the vicious. It is
true, however, this country needs more sturdy,
outstanding men with courage in their hearts to
declare themselves. Men who are big enough
and broad enough not only to point out the
wrongs being committed, but who, regardless of
temporary personal interests, are willing to point
the way to scotch the ugly head of disloyalty
wherever and whenever it appears. It would re
quire vigorous treatment for a short time before
vicious propaganda and the element attempting
to foment trouble would be cleaned from the
country. There need be no fear of any lasting
results, for the American people as a whole are
loyally behind the government, they only need
awakening now and then as to the cause of the
Democrats now claim that the tariff question
is an economic one, not a political one. The vote
and action of different members of congress of
different parties, as located in different sections
of the country, including Texas, leads one to be
lieve our democratic critic is absolutely right,
even if they can't bring themselves to a final
stand at the show down.
Senator Ashurst and Congressman Hayden
wired Douglas that it was impossible to keep the
soldiers at Camp Harry Jones. Senator Cameron,
who had not been in congress as long as Ashurst
and Hayden, didn't know it couldn't be done, so
he "done" it. The soldiers remain.
Ford is now rated as the world's richest man
and wants to be president. We suppose since
John D. Rockefeller is the second richest man,
he would be the proper candidate for vice-president
on the democratic ticket along with Henry.
Some notice. An exchange says: "The widow
collapsed when she found the small amount ,of
insurance left her when her husband suicided."
Aside from that the widow's husband seemed to
get along alright.
Remember if you do not register by October
15 next you won't be permitted to "vote in No
vember. The next opportunity you will have to
register will be 1Tay 1st, 1924. Register and
save your vote.
To those nervous Americans who feel that
America should fight Europe's battles,- we might
suggest there are no cords or, discords holding,
them -away from the battle? AMk "-' "' "
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