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T&E COCONINO SUN
THE COCONINO SUN
ISSUED EVERY FRIDAY
P. S. BREEN, Editor and Publisher.
Entcieil at the Postofllcc. at Flagstaff, Arizona, as second
, . class matter.
MAJOR KELLY TO BE STATE
One Year .
13 00 Thrc "llonthi
1.75 Slngtb' Copy .
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.
ARIZONAN'S FIRST DUTY TO ARIZONA
There are a great many things the next ses-
Majov George II. Kelly, editor and publisher
of the Douglas, International, has been selected
by Governor-61ect Hunt as state historian.
'Major Kelly has resided in Arizona thirty-five
years, arriving at Tucson the day after Thanks
giving, 1887, to accept a job as type setter on the
Tucson Star. He worked in Tucson until March,
1890, Mrs. Kelly teaching for a time in tho public
schools of that city. In March, 1890, he purchas
ed Weekly newspaper in Solomonville, Graham
county, which he published for thirteen years un
der tho name of Arizona Bulletin. In August,
1903 he went to Douglas, Arizona, where he has
since published the Daily International. He and
his newspapers have been prominent supporters
of the Democratic party.
The Sim most heartily congratulates Major
Kelly on receiving the appointment, as vell as
Governor-elect Hunt for making the appoint
ment. Our congratulations are not so much be-
his convictions , honest to a fault and quick to
forgive where forgiveness is due.
I TOLD YOU SO STUFF
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Arizona ami ineir cvusinueuis. xuu auai, is iv i "- - --i - - -
protect the honest taxpayer by some sort of a f position but more because a pioneer such -as Ma
law that puts a collectable penalty on the man, jor Kelly has been honored for his worth, ability
men or corporation that defaults in the payment and long unselfish usefulness to Arizona. Ihe
of their taxes ' newspapermen of the state who know and love
The average citizen does not realize that he "him best are proud of him as a member of the
has to nay additional taxes because of the de- i proiession; a man 01 uie oiu bcnooi, suong in
fault of others.
Jut so much money is spent by each county. '
If it is not raised, because of the delinquent, I
j . then the other fellow must make it up. j
t If the schemer and delinquent can get by with-1
j out paxing his taxes for five years, our stata-i
laws as now written, beneficiently tell him to go
free, wo'll iust add what you didn't nay to the
j other suckers of the state and county. The suck
i eres do not seem to know there is such a law and
1 sp long as they don't, let 'em yell their fool heads
j on, about the increased tax rates. They may i
5 get wise some day, but the law as it stands is
law until the suckers get mad about it and have
There is no other state in the union with a
fool law that actually pays a premium to the I
fellow that won't pay his just share of carrying I
s on the state and county government. Anzona
I stands out alone as th one state legally pro
claiming a bonus to the delinquent taxpayer with
( ,no penalty attached to tho office holder who
i passes them up for five years.
We believe there is authority invested in some
duly elected official to compel payment of taxes.
Of course it is optional with him whether or not
he carries out his duties, but in our opinion there
j should be a law passed putting such an official
j under bond to bring the necessary action im-
i mediately after taxes are delinquent, or to hold
i him responsible for such delinquency. If he'
won't work make him pay for his delinquency,
not charge it in on the tax rate, just because he
The first thing for the legislature to do for
the good of Arizona is to repeal the tax limit
of five years. Don't pay a bonus for delinquency
and make the honest taxpayer pay for the de-
Put a penalty upon each officer whose duty
it is to see the law carried out, in case of his
failure to do his duty.
Don't leave it to "official influence" as to who
should or should not be "helped out" in a pol
itical way, broadcast the delinquents by publica
tion and show just who the delinquents are.
Coconino county as well as every other county
in the state, have thousands of dollars on the de-
t linquent list, totaling millions for the state. Not
4 one-tenth of tho whole amount is in taxes of
j those too poor to pay. The great bulk of the ,
5 whole amount is charged to those who havn tn- ,
ken advantage of our state laws. ' i
Why should a favored few refuse to pay taxes
and get away with it ? I
Why shouldn't all taxpayers go "bolshevik"
and refnsnrl tn nnv tnvns?
This may sound very harsh and bolsheviki to '
the new members of the legislature, but if they i
are "honest-to-God Arizonans" they will look up !
,' the law and make it one of their first duties to
. correct it. I
'Our foreign trade for tho first month follow
ing the passage of the new tariff law seems to
have knocked the editor of the New York Jour
nal of Commerce groggy. While the tariff law
was under debate .the prize prediction of the
editor was that, if it passed, the result would be
a sad falling off in our export trade since na
tions being unable to get into our market because
of what the editor termed the prohibitive duties
of the new law, would n6t be able to buy from
But October showed an increase of exports
amounting to nearly $60,000,000 over the preced
ing month, when the old law was in operation,
and the largest figure since March, 1921, when
foreign buying to make up wai-expended stocks
was still going on. If exports had fallen during
October it is almost certain that this editor
would have said: "I told you so; the tariff is
ruining our export trade!" As the matter stands
he assumes a doubting Thomas attitude and
says: "We may be building up a top-heavy ex
cess of exports over imports." He had no com
plaint to make of that when it occurred under
the old law as a result of war and war's after
maths. It is astonishing how impossible it is
for the one-track mind to take an impartial view
6f facts as they exist.
WILD BILL STEWART SORTER IGNORANT
The big 1922 industrial edition of the Douglas
International, covering mines, cattle, ranches,
farms, orchards and fields of Douglas and. Co
chise county was a splendid exposition of the
glories and Weath of that city and county. It
claims Douglas as the second largest city on the
southern U. S. border and the gateway to So
nora, the treasure house of Mexico. The Daily
International was established from a weekly Au
guest 15, 1903, and has grown into one of the
most enterprising and prosperous dailies of the
southwest through the untiring efforts of Major
Editor Stewart, of the Prescott Courier, sug
gests that one thing the coming legislature
should do which will not be done is the consol
idation of the two state normal schools, which,
the Courier declares, could be done without harm
to the state or to the cause of higher education.
This suggestion ought to be sufficient to "start
something" in the editorial sanctum of Col.
Breen, of the Coconino Sun. Douglas Inter
national. Really, Major Kelly, lots of times Wild Bill
wants to make you think he's ignorant of the
right thing to do for Arizona's best interests.
While the editor of The Sun did put in several
bad weeks, including nights sorter saving the
Northern Arizona Normal some years back when
there was a real intent of abolishing it in the in
terest of the south, the big school has made good
and a heap better than we claimed for it in that
last session of the territorial legislature.
Regardless of the very few hard knocks the
Normal school has received since our memorable
all-night session with tho bolshiviks and retro
gressives in that session, the school has made a
wonderful progress. The hundreds of gradu
ates scattered over the state have too strong a
feeling for their Alma Mater to permit politics
or any other gang of outlaws to abolish it.
LET THE SUN SHINE
S. A, Meyer, editor of thp nimnrllnv Avimum
has purchased The News at Newport, Califor
nia, and will soon quit the Arizona field. He
still has the Arizonan but expects to announce
its new management later. Editor Meyer deliv
ered the goods' to his community during fat and
lean years and we are sorry to see him leave Ari
zona. Here's luck in your new home, Sam.
Actions specie louder than words. Editor Bill
Stuart of the Prescott Courier has been belly
aching about hard times and no normalcy in and
out of season all year, but shuts off his paper
Thanksgiving day so he can take all day filling
up on good things. Just like a democrat.
The people of the world are rapidly coming
to a realization of whero all civic troubles lie.
Greece recently slaughtered all defeated poli
ticians. How our population would slump if
America endeavored this method of political expediency!
The Coconino Sun, published at' Flagstaff, the
best weekly in northern Arizona, has installed a
big Duplex web press, which event is one that
must necessarily cause Col. Fred S. Breen, the
genial editor and manager, to swell out his chest
with commendable pride. Every real newspaper
man in the state will rejoice with him. The Sun
has helped much toward making a live city out
of Flagstaff and if the business men use good
judgment they will keep The Sun shining for
some time to come. Phoenix Messenger.
Thank you, Bro. Mills. There never is any
rancor or jealously in the old-timer's heart for a
compadre. They not only want the "gang," to
do well, but the whole world as well.
Private banks are being established in Rus
sia. The Russian banker's ideal equipment will
undoubtedly be on the order of an American
farmer's idea of protecting a hay crop. A big
bailing machine and a vast ruble shed to keen
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It is all right to plan ahead, hut too
often a feller forgets the present en
tirely and plans beyond the dead line.
"Anybody hurt in., the wreck?"
"One gentleman, I believe."
"Hones broken?" .
"I think it was his heait. He sat
down on a leaking suitcase and shed
A MENACE TO NAVIGATION
"Those revenooers are certainly
strict on incoming vessels."
"What's happened now?"
"Here's n stoi'y of a ship captain
being arrested as ho was making
, YUMPIN' YIMMINY
Ole Olcsen had been working as an
engine wiper and his boss, a thrifty
man, had been coaching him for pro
motion to fireman with such advice
"Now Ole, don't waste a drop of oil
that costs money. And don't waste
the. waste either that's getting ex
With these facts of economy pound
ed thoroughly into his head, Ole went
up to be questioned on his eligibility
as fireman. The last query propound
"Suppose you are on your engine,
on a single track. You go around a
curve and see rushing towaid you an
express. What would you" do ?
To which Ole replied:
"I giab the dam' oil can; I grab the
lam' waste and I yump."
CHARLIE GREEN'S STORY
"Yes, we do have some pretty long
t.ry spells here," said the old desert
rat to the inquiring tourist "Fact of
;t is that after some of them wc have
to teach the fish to swim again, but
v.hat makes it sad is that so many of
'em are drowned learnin'.
A man- was recently blackmailed
with a very threatening letter read
ing: "Place $5,000 under the stone at
the entrance to your gato by 9 o'clock
tonight or we will kidnap your wife."
Nine o'clock that night the kidnap
pers found a note as follows: "I
haven't a cent, but I am in favor of
IT SURE AMOUNTS UP
"Pop, I got into trouble at school
today, and it's all your fault."
"How's that, my son?"
"Well, you remember when I asked
ou how much a million dollais was?"
"Yes, I remember."
"Well, teacher asked me today, and
'helluva lot' ain't the light answer."
Barr Did you say he is a bosom
i riend ?
Carr More than that; he's a hip
Sam unfortunately had picked out
in unusually combative helpmeet. Af
ter three days of married life he re
turned to his job looking somewhat
wilted and woebegone. His employ
er, knowing the circumstances, sought
lo joke with him.
' "Sam," he said seriously. "You look
is if you'd been in a battle."
"Yo' jes bet Ah has, boss," lcplied
Sam ruefully. "But dat ain' de wuss
of it. Ah 'pears to have gone and
mariied mahself to de holo World
TAUGHT AT HOME
Teacher "James, who was the
A'icatest man in the world?" !
James "Mama's first husband."
Settlement Worker "What makes
our husband look so woiried, Mrs.
Mrs. Mixer "He's dreadin' the time
ma'am, when he'll have to go back
"Whom does ho woik for and what,
lopt ie do," Mrs. Mixer?"
"Ho woiks for the Salvation Army,
ma'am. He Santa Clauses." I
WHITE SUPREMACY '
They were a couple of ex-doughboys,
but had been out of the army so i
iong that they had forgotten the tlis-,
comforts of hiking and fighting and '
freezing and starving and all of the
est of it, and remembered only the
good times and th free-for-all exist
ence. Civilian life had become so
monotonous that they decided some
thing had to be done about it.
"Let's beat it for China," suggested
one. There's a good war goin' on and
there ought to be some excitement,'
because they got three armies." '
"No," objected tho other. "Let's eo
to Ireland. They got one army there'
per capita." i
IN HAD STANDING
Lawyer "If you expected to be ac
quitted, your wife will have to weep a
little during the trial."
The Accused "That's easy. Just
tell her I'm going to be acquitted.
Owing to the recent bad weather Santa Claus
will not reach Flagstaff until December 25th
seventeen days from today. The Sun very much
regrets this delay on account of the little folks,
but by ginger, it can't be helped this ydar.
La Follettc and his bloc system isnyt getting
along very fast. His idea of progress is a block
wooden, a good deal on the order of his head.
No wonder tho average man does not want to
sit on-a jury. Ho can be dischai-ged for cause
if he knows anything; yes, even if they think he
suspects anything. The defendants are mostly
freed on bail while tlfe jury are known to be
guilty and locked up without a chance of bail.
The Tucson Visitors' Guide is a most interest
ing booklet printed by the Acme Printing Co. at
Tucson. The booklet covers the field admirably
and includes a map of the city and vicinity. It
is mighty good advertising for the Old Pueblo.
Rev. Robb, also sheriff, at, Ft. (Madison, Iowa,
is rather reversing his previous teachings in
pointing out the way to heaven. He has already
hung two murderers during his term of office.
Cablegram announces that J. P. Morgan, who
is m lonuon, nas a baa cold. He probably cabled
t 'i 1T71 1 1.1 jl . .. I
&?C iviiyanouia tne government give a dam if back for a new set of handkerchiefs, causimr the - rl llad' ula?ys roP"ed. aS "fe II
HE NEVER CAME BACK
She "I was worrying about
last night, Fcrdie."
He "Really? You flatter me."
Sh'e "Not at all. I frequency wor
ry over trifles."
HOW COOL THE OCEAN IS
Fat Girl I have an appetite like a
Thin Girl "Yes you. have, you eat
a peck at a time."
Citizen "That's my car. The thief,
is just fixing a blowout." )
Policeman All right. I'll go over
and arrest him."
Citizen "Sh-h-h! Wait until he
gets the tire pumped Up"."
GOOD NIGHT, PA
"That man stays to an unearthly
hour every .night, Gladys," said an
irate father to his youngest daugh
ter. "'What does your mother say
aDout it "
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8,lft&
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owe it to themselves not to lack
It is because some men open an
account here today and some men
are going to do it tomorrow, that
some will succeed and others will
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