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I MANAGER WILL
FURNISH COS! DATA
Yuma, Ariz., June 26, '15.
The Yuma Examiner,
So much has been said by
your paper in the last few Dear Sir:
weeks, with the evident in-1 Your communication of
Mention of arousing public June 26 received, for which 7
opinion-against the Reclama- wish to thank you
Yuma, Ariz., June 27, '15.
R. M. Priest,
Acting Project Manager U.
S. Reclamation Service,
tion Service and its local'ad-
ministration, that the time
W. H. SHOREY.
appears about ripe for a Office Yuma Daily Examiner
statement from this office to i Yuma, Ariz., June 28, '15.
enlighten the public on the R. M. Priest,
true conditions. Acting Project Manager, U.
On June 7, when the Ap- S. Reclamation Service,
propriations Committee of! . Yuma, Arizona.
House of Representatives vis- Dear Sir:
ited this project, the writer J Supplementing my previ
was instructed by the recla- ous letter to you, I wish to say
mation commission, in the ' that .the Examiner has abso
presence of the member of ilutely no interest in arousing
the local board of review, that public opinion against the lo
the cost data for this project, cal administration, of the Rec
which has been the main topic lamation Service. On the.
of discussion by your paper, 'contrary, it is my firm con
should be given only upon ajviction that therbest interests
request coming through the of -the 4,000 daily readers of
chairman of the board. This the Examiner lie solely in the
office up to the present time sincere co-operation with the
has not been officially noti- United States government,
fie'd who the chairman of the through Secretary Lane, the
Yuma board will be. Yuma Project Cost Review
of Mr. Sellew, the local Recla
mation Service would with
draw its patronage from such
Notwithstanding these at
tacks, the Examiner has at all
times assumed a friendly at
titude toward the Reclama
tion Service, as such, thougl
always publishing such
news and articles as were, pre
sumably, in the interest of the
people of Yuma.
The Examiner's attitude
support of the policies or" Sec
retary Lane and his cost re
view board is well known, and
6uch attitude will be main
tained, let the ax fall where it
I Personally, I am conscious
!of not a single reason why the
; Examiner and your office car
'not co-operate to the fullest
extent in the interest of the
'Reclamation Service and th
people of the Yuma projec'
W. H. SHOREY.
This office has also been in
structed by the director and
chief engineer of the reclama
tion service, Mr. A. P. Davis,
"The data, when prepared,
should, fee: submitted to Mr.
Baldwin, assistant chief of the
construction, for inspection,
and delivery only on request
of a majority of the board. It
need not, however, wait ror
the general meeting of the
board, but may be furnished
in advance thereof on request
of a majority."
It appears from the above
that the local administration
has not overstepped its au
thority and that the local
member of the board of re
view is well aware of this fact.
The information will, in a
few lays, be in the hands of
the reclamation member o
the board of review and out
of the hands of this office.
This is for publication.
R. M. PRIEST,
Acting Project Manager.
Office Yuma Daily Examiner
board, and the local adminis
tration. The files of the Yuma Daily
Examiner for ten years past
stand as the record in support
of my statement.
The Examiner-has repeat
edly stated its opposition to
publications that attack the
reclamation service apparent
ly for the main purpose of be
ing sensational; and, locally,
this newspaper has withstood
the criticism, of the radical
element for years for refus
ing to Join in attacks agains
tb,e local officials of the ser
vice. This in spite of the fac
that former Project Engineer
Francis L. Sellew and C. D.
Baker used all the power they
possessed, some years ago, to
compel Yuma business men
to boycott the Examiner,
which boycott was in ful'
force for-five full months and
was joined in by practically
every business house in Yu
ma not because of a lack a1
personal friendship for thir
newspaper, but for a fear, re
peatedly expressed, that if
they did not obey the wishe
THE FIGHTING CANADIANS
Today's dispatches from the firing
line in France tell us that the Western
Ontario battalion, numbering 700 men,
in the last fight lost 500 men, and it
begins to look very much like, the
Canadians at the front are destined
to almost total annihilation. But re
cently the British Columbia battalion
lost all but 40 out of 2,000, and the
crack Princess Patricia, regiment qf
Montreal has but 175 left of 2,000 fine
ly drilled troops. All of which goes to
show the fighting calibre of the men
from this continent. It is altogether
improbable that the old world regi
ments fight until entire armies are
wiped out. The same bravery is shown
by the British Colonial troops from
Australia and South Africa. But why
oh why this useless slaughter of
men who in the ..world's, progress
should be marching shoulder to -shoulder
in peaceful array for the uplifting
IMPORTANT TO THEM
Two neighbors had a long litigation
about a small spring, which they both
claimed. The judge wearied out with
the case, said at last:
"What is the use of making such
a fuss about a little water?"
"Your honor will see the serious na
ture of the case," replied one of the
lawyers, "when I inform you that the
parties are both milkmen."
A LA I. W. W. -
I possess a social roommate
Who is rather long and tall.
He 'acquired gym' .credit last week
Without any work at all,
Swing all the dumb belles
At the deaf mutes' ball.
Of course, it didn't get on the wire,
tout when President Wilson made a
survey of Governor Hunt's equator.,
he remarked to a friend that it was
certainly time for Arizona to put on
the prohibition lid.
Printers of the Arizona
Sentinel and Yuma
Don't Chase Time
Carry it in your pocket. We
will send you an A-l! watch
for a very small price, or a
better one for just a little
mere. fWe repair watches
and all kinds of jewelry.
Hf P. Smith Jewelry Co,
ONLY LIVE MORN
NIX AND THE
J. H. Westover
President and Editor
The greatest mistake any man can
make is to surrender his individuality
for what the world calls respectabili
ty. He who has no respect for him
self can have none for others. If he
does not believe in sacredly preserv
ing his own convictions, he can never-
be trusted to safeguard the sacred
convictions of others, when tempta
tion puts him to the test.
General Carranza says he will not
discuss peace with Villa, but will
continue his campaign to crush hiir.
Unless the operation is carried out on-
rather rapid time the general may find,
some outside interference.
Compulsory religion binds the bodjr
in chains and the brain in fetters.