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ENGINEER PLEADS FOR
A SQUARE DEAL
"You don't realize what a
nervous strain vou are out
ting on a man in the cab,"
said a Southern Pacific loco
motive engineer the other day
to a Yuma automobile driver,
"when you dash up toward a
train. There he is, in his cab,
and he knows that he can't
-stop his engine. There you
. are, in your automobile speed
ing toward the crossing just
ahead. You probably know
that you are going to stop just
at the edge or the track ana
look up and laugh at him.
He doesn't. He doesn't know
that vou even see the train.
He -doesn't know but what
vou are going to try to dasn
across ahead of him. It's a
joke maybe to you. To him
it s a few seconds ot the most
intense agony. Why do you
do it? When you see a train
coming and know that you
can't make the crossing and
don't even intend to try to
make it why don't you slow
down and give the engineer
the assurance that his train is
not about to' hurl you into
"I never thought of it in
' that light," said the auto man.
"I guess we do those things in
-a spirit of deviltry. I can tell
you one thing, though. I'm
never going to harrow up an
other engineer's nerves."
"I wish they'd all quit it,"
'said the railroad . man. "It
happens a dozen times a day."
STORY FROM SURVIVOR
OF THE ANCONA
tance. She came to the sur
face and made full speed in
our direction, firing as she
did so a shot which went
across our bow. We took this
to be a warning to halt. -
Immediately there was
the wildest panic aboard, not
only among the women ana
children, but among the men
as well. Women screamea
and children clung desperate
ly to their mothers."
SHOULD HAVE 400 SHIPS
FOR NAVAL AUXILIARY
NEW YORK, Nov. 12. The neces
sity of providing at least 400 auxiliary
ships for the navy as an ai?m of the
national defense was urged by Senator
Duncan U. Fletcher of Florida tonight
at a meeting of the Academy of Polit
ical Science at Columbia University
as justification in itself for the enact
ment of the bill for the government
ownership of merchant ships. Senator
Fletcher had charge of the government
Ship Purchase Bill in the senate last
session and his words were listened to
as indicative of plans for enacting the
measure into law at the coming ses
-The Reuter dispatch which
contains the first connected
story of the sinking of the
Ancona Monday atternoon,
20 hours after she had left
Messina. Sicily, follows:
"We left Naples with a fair
ly large number of passen
gers, lhe people aboara
were mostly Greeks and Itali
ans with large families on
their way to tne United
States to settle there. The
majority therefore, were wo
men and children.
"We left Messina at 5 p. m.
The captain, having been
warned of the presence of
enemy submarines, took all
possible precautions. At ex
actly 1 o'clock on Monday
Afternoon we sighted an ene
my submarine at a great dis-
DETAILS OF 1DDIHS
ON U.S.I.S. MATERIAL
(Bj B..F. Fly)
The general impression has gone
out that in bidding on the camp equip
ments, material, etc., that is to be
sold by the U. S. R. S. on November
27, that one must bid on all the stuff
listed under each item, but such is
not the case, as, for instance, there are
five anvils listed as one item, or 10
or 20 stock . troughs in another and so
If you want but one of. these, that's
all you want to specify in your bid.
Go; take a look at them, get the num
ber, and then make your sealed bid,
as high or as low as you like. If you
are highest bidder, you will get it at
your own price.
I don't suppose the dishes and the
like will be sold by less than dozen
lots, or less than the sets in which
they were purchased, but these details
can be learned by calling on Mr. Law
son or Chief Clerk Stilson.
GUIS OUT PASSES
HIIS- DELEGATES i
OAKLAND, CaL Nov. 12. Former
Lieutenant Governor A. J. Wallace,
who is a conference district represen
tative to the sessions of the general
committee of the board of home mis
sions and church extension of the
Methodist Episcopal church, meeting
in this city, criticised his fellow dele
gates, including 22 bishops at the
first session, declaring that the organ!
zation had fallen into a rut which was
retarding the progress of the church
His address was made in support of
his motion that a special fund be set
aside annually to provide for increases
in appropriations to mission in various
parts of the world.
"We are crippling ourselves today
as a great organization because we
are doing today what we did yester
day," he said. "Thousands of charges
which we have helped for years, get
ting the same appropriations year in
and year out, are now but one-fourth
as efficient as they were when we
first helped them. They've lost all
self reliance and independence. We
need the money we're wasting on them
acting for years as though we were
to spend on the bigger fields of tne
cities. We're in a rut. We've been
but a lot of school boys.
"The Queen of Yuma Project'and
the grand ball at the Yuma theatre
on Saturday evening.
9:45 a. m. Sunday School, "Daniel
in the King's Court," Dan. 1st Chap.
Captains Paul Crouch and Ethel Shor-
ey will choose up for the Sunday
school for a contest in new member
ship, and the side that wins will be
treated to an "oyster supper by the
side next best. C. M. White, Superintended.
11 a. m. "The Real Thing or It,'
6:30. Epworth League, "The Prom
ises of Spiritual Certainty," John 7;
17; II Tim. 1:12; I Jno. 4:13, 3:14, 2:3.
7:30 p. m. "The Big Four," I Cor.
2. p. m. Sunday School. Look for
something new. Mrs. Dora Allen,
3 p. m. Sermon.
NOTICE You will enjoy the music
at all the above services.
IRVING R. LOVJOT.
. " Pastor.
(Special to the Yuma Daily Examiner)
PHOENIX, Nov. 10. The suspen
sion of the "free list" vx the Arizona
State Fair this year has caused a con
siderable amount of comment thru-.
out the state owing to the fact that
so many people from all parts of the
state have heretofore been -able to
see the great exhibitions at the ex
pense of the State Fair Commission.
This presented a problem to the
present commission when that body
began formulating the plans for the
present state fair. However, realizing
that the fair must be conducted with
out, a deficit, and that the legisaltive
demand had been for such a suspen
sion, and that the appropriation this
year was much smaller than before,
the commission boldly took the big
problem in hand and suspended the
The commission in taking this .step
reviewed all the angles of the pro
blem and it was. decided that what
ever of passes were issued, and these
contemplated only the press of the
state, the employes of the commis
sion, and employes of the exhibitors
in charge of these exhibits and need
ing continuous attention, should be
charged against the maintenance ac
count, the object being to put the big
fair upon a business basis.
The state fair commission realizes
that it is under a very great and last
ing obligation to the press of the state
for the generous treatment .accorded
the 'cause each year, It has again
demonstrated the patriotic feeling
the papers have for anything that Is
state wide" in its good results, s
their willingness to assist to the ut
most those enterprises which assisu
in upbuilding the state, and inspiring
While it was recognized by the
Fair Commission that in cutting off
the list entirely, some very worthy
channels 'were being deprived of the
passes, yet the justice of the thing de
manded that all be treated in exactly
the same way.
O O O O O.O'O oooooooooo
O CORRECTION O
Yesterday, through a telegraphic
error here or at San Francisco, the
Examiner is unable to determine
which, the arrival of the Liberty Bell
in Yuma read Nov. 13. Today it has
been verified that there has been no
change of dates and the Liberty Bell
will reach Yuma as per schedule, next
Monday, Nov. 15, at 8:30 p. m.
N. C. Krupp, of- Ocampo, Cal., who
has interests of the valley here and is
associated with Cooper & Kelly, is
making a visit in Yuma.
New magazines, at. Shoreys
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Great Britain does the financing.
France does the fighting, and Russia
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If you think your taxes are too high,
move to Europe. Olympia Record.
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