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SUNDAY. APRIL 6. 1919
IMPOSSIBLE TO FIX ARIZONA
OIL FIRM'S STANDING.
THE STATE IS TOLD
PHOENIX. April 1. After issuing
the Arizona Oil and Refining company
a parmet to sell stock at Vs of 1 per
cent a share, there was na authority
tj prevent the Genera: Securities In
vestment corporation marketing the
stock al from IVi to 10 cents a share;
and. without an Inventory of the Ari
zona company's equipment and sup
plies which was lacking, thero was no
means of arriving at the company's
actual standing. These were the main
feature of the report of the state cor
poration commission's inquiry into til?
ituiiacy's affairs, which was begun
about two months ago, the report nude
pabile today. v
The findings of H. M. Kerry, chief
clerk of the Investment company, in
his report to the commission, include
he filiating information:
Sold 276,351 Shares
Oa November 20, 1917, the company
agreed to p.ace in the treasury -5 per
cent of the proceeds of stock sales,
under which plan they sold 276.331
shares at from IV: to 10 cents per
'lheir records show that under this
-r.grement they eold 3,451.001 share
a. prices ranging from Hi to 10 cents
:i iare which netted the treasury
:j,jv3.77. Oa ilarch 7, 191S. the com
iu.iv a(,i.fd lo turn into the treasury
-40 ;er ce.: oi th: stjck siC proceis
On this plan thev sola -t,3rl shates
it prices rauging from li to 10 ccr,ts
share, which netted the treasury
ii..J si, making a total cf 3,091.412
rnarcs j.d and 33,743.5S received lor
According to the report the com
part sank balance is 4443.82.
Berry s repon. concludes:
"There is no inventory available to
ascertain the amount of supplies or
equipment oa hnd jm enters cf
their yrcjerty would necessarily hav-j
lo be taken into consideration to ob
tain U:e actual btanding of the com
pany." lh commission report, which in
Cuded licrrys said that -the reler
cai.es given by the company and lis
itlictrs were above the average."
In explaining the commission's In
ability to supervise the general secur
ities sale of slock at from IV: to 10
cents a share, the commission report
"Tha .General Securities Investment
corporation is not an investment com
pany as defined by law, but a licensed
Lrokerage company operating under
authority of the secretary of slate and
pot under our supervision."
Commissioner D. K. Johnson, who
at one time was treasurer of the Ari
zona company, did sot sign the report,
but lie added an explanation, giving
his former connection with the com
pany as his reason for not appending
The report states that the commis
sion is awaiting the conclusion of the
receivership of the United Chino Oil
and Refining company lo begin an in
vestigation of its affairs.
NOGALES NOT TO SET
CLOCKS HOUR AHEAD
NOGALES. Ariz.. aMrch 30. After
discussing the question of changing
time and moving all clocks up one
hour at two o'clock Sunday morning
to conform with the Federal Diyllght
Saving Act, the Town Council has de
cided to take no action for the pres
ent, and to continue to use the pres
ent time without change.
The consensus of opinion of the
merchants and professional men of
the town seems to be in favor of con
tinuing on thetpresent time. Mayor
FJedlerr after taking the general opin
ion of the Council stated that he bad
decided to follow the eample of Phoe
si and numerous cities throughout
the country and not advance the town
clock, or to 'request the citizens of
tbe town to conform to the change to
be made in time by the federal depart
ment. Having a yearly average tempera
tare below zero, Verkoyansck. in
portbem Siberia, is believed to be tbe
world's coldest Inhabited place.
Current from a light socket will op
crate a new machine tat hotel kitchen?
wbles peels 40 pounds of potatoes In
three or four minutes. '
ALL CONFUSION, SOME USE
"NEW" TIME, SOME "OLD"
PHOENIX. April 1. Phoent yes-
tcrday was badly mixed up In the mat-
teroftime. The large crowd that was
an the streets enjoying the fine sum-
mer-1-.ke weather were aware whether
t was either forenoon or afternoon, '
but as to the hcur they couldn't say.
Some who were out strolling on "new"
time greeted friends who were rcgu- rrcgram of recreational development, talned in the announcement of tho
latlr.fi their movements by "old" time, but with the close of the war fresn I Arizona State Rifle Association match
According to the federal law, the i flans are being laid to meet the ex- i cs. to be held on the Tucson rifle
daylight saving" act went into effect
at 2 o'clcckTfcsterday morning, the of
ficial clocks of the nation being set
ahead one hour at that time. Last
year when the time came around to
advance the hands of the clocks one
Lour, there was unanimous action and
ro opposition, consequently there was
But this year there yere many pec
lial decks of the city continue on
clocks ahead and announced that they
would continue to be governed by the
"old" timo. The board of supervisors
declared that the court house would
rot use the "new" time. The city coni
mlosion recommended that the offi
cial clocks of the city continue on
Confusicn to Increase
With the Western Union docks set
-head yesterday morning and the rail
roads running on 'new" official time,
' the rasat was confusion that prom-
1 Ises to iucroase with each day the mat-
' ter remains unsettled.
j The churches of Phoenix yesterday
j n oniinrr conducted serviscs according
! to "old" time, but the ministerial as
r foeiatlon recommended that the
churches adopt the "new" time bt-
ginning with the following Sunday.
The court house will run on "old"
tme, as recommends! by the board of
Altnougu tne c:ty commissioners
had decided at a special meeting ttaa
the city was to h nd-cted on "old"
lime. Commissioner J. X R. Irvine
stated that possibly the action of the
commission was a trifle hasty. The
order may be changed if the confa
slon proves to be too great, he added,
Many expressed the opinion yesterday
that there must be some unanimous
action in regard to the time to be ad
opted; that the prevent confusion
would be loo t-erloas.
uABOa BOARD NEEDS
3 MORE CARPENTERS
UISBEE. April 1 Nine carpenters
and three painters a.ve been supplied
l through the local community board
for work at Fort Hunchuca within two
days. Three more -carpenters and
five laborers will bvscnt by the board
to the ion as soon as they can be
Members of the local board were no
tified yesterday that Hywell Davles,
mediator fcrr the department of labor,
in Arizona, will assume today the of
fice of rtaie director of the bureau for
returned soldiers and bailors with of
fices at Pioenix. Thomas J. Groaff.
former director, has resigned the
WIFE REFUSES TO AID
HUSBAND AT TRIAL
PHOEXlr, April 1. W. F. Boin,
who told Jndge Stanford Saturday
that he stole lo obtain food for his
starving wife and family, received a
eentence from one lo five years in tbe
state prison today when his wife re
futed to support his application for
Boln represented that be was in
such ill health that he was unable to
perform any kind of labor, but other
evidence tended to show that, although
he was not in the best physical con
dition, he was able to do light work
and had consistently refused to con
tribute to the support of bis family.
PAROLED PRISONER DIES
PHOENIX. April 2. Thomas C. Cul
ver, a paroled prisoner from the Utah
state prison, was found dead in a
lodging house today. Medical exam
inationdiscIosed tbe fact that Culver
had died -from a hemorrhage of the
lungs and Coroner Wheeler decided
Inquest was not necessary.
Police records show that Culver was
convicted In Utah on a grand larceny
charge and was parolled on account
of the serious condition of his health.
He had come to Phoenix in the hope
of regaining bis strength.
Tbe body is being; held awaiting ad
vices from relatives.
j FOREST SERVICE SEEKS
I PLAYGROUND EXPERTS
j ALBUQUERQUE. N. M , March 30.
A more intensive development o."
the National forest playgrounds ij
foreshadowed In tht. recent announce-
Cicat of a civil service examination
lor tho position of junior recreational
I engineer. During the war, the forest
jtrvlce practically abandoned its
llccled rush of applications for
r.ter home sites, community
fcoys clubs. Y. M. C. A. camp
caturs for similar outing organlzi-
A vital factor in opening up th-s?
aeas. according to forest officii!, w
the rtcenet federal appropristijn of,
i9.OM.000 for the construction of reads
aid trails within or partly wlJiin Ih.
rational forests. The national forests ' "Plenty of good s;ort and a chance t Mr. Deavcr also found Cve un
o.' the southwest contain innumerable ' prove you can real'y shoot a rifle," i Lranded calf hides at Jimmy Glb
sltes that only need to be made ac- the announcement prnmifes. "Oi' con's ranch on Mineral creek. Mr.
ct.-slble in order to be enjeyod by . cojrvso yen do not doubt yoar ability, Gibson i a well known cattleman of
thousands of residents of the hot val- but others may. Wipe the grease oft , this vicinity and was taken before
lt is in expectation of this develop -
ment that the forest service sesks
through the new- civil service cxaml-'
bation to obtain men thoroughly quail-
lied to deal with the difficult techina-
cal problems of landscape engineer-
ii-g, sanitation, water fr"j;ply and
ether lmiiortant features.
The duties of tne position will con-
sist of d'recting the laycut of roads,
trails, camp sites, ranger stations re -
sorts and other structures in order in
tcuro the most peasing scenic effects
consistent with their primary utiitar-
ian purposes, putting into effect san-
itary rrguatlons necessary for the coo-
tlnuous u of such improvements un -
dcr heathru! conditions: co-operatlns
with communities, municipalities and
jeml-public organizations In directing
Ihe proper use of national forest kinds '
trrough municipal camps, playgrounds
;-nri sanllaridms; devising plans for'(
. uc isnfc jia.!- iur,jj0r3. arrested here seven months'
developing to the fullest extent the re-
;niinoi if land.in. ri.it.it tt.AVAn. I
h - u.. "". Mexican army captain who charged vonerdav that the verv condition of
:. thenstional forests; and bringing . MMalM kffle( Mfv I the when
he value and possibilities of uch na- - . ....
.lean army officers, attempted to end 'as exhibits show that they have been
tlocal forest reources to the attcn- , , ... . . . ,, . ,. , .
j hi-, life this morning by taking pois-' buried.
pucaius muse cave graauaieu
from a technical chool of recognized
standing -Kith, a degree carrying a des-1,
ignition as j&rdscape gardenor. land
scape architect, or landscape engi
neer and have had at least two years,'
field experience in landscape gardec
hig, city rlanning, camp or city, park.
ufrnagcraeat or the technical direction i
of campsanitatlon; or. for those who)
Mrs. at least seven years of field ex -
perience In landscape gardening or en -
riaceriag. city planning, city park man -
aEemenr os o;iier worn or sacn nature
as demonstrates the applicant's estab -
i,.ci ijuii-?aiuiMSi suiuuiOa i.s a. tano
scape expert and an adapter of out -
door recreational utilities.
REFERENDUM ON BOARD
OF CONTROL SOUGHT
THOENIX. March Z0.-r. movement
vas reported to be on foot to InvSke
me referendum on the bill recently
i'gaed by Goverrnor Campbell, abol
ishing the commission of state insti
tutions and providing for a board of
control to be composed of tbe gover
n-.r. the state auditor and the secre
Ury of state, with a secretary appoint
ed by the governor at a salary of H,
"M0. Several state officials were said
o be interested in tne referendum
Ian and K was said that a tentative
expense fund of $1000 had been sub
scribe to Initiate the movement
Shouid the bill go to a vote of the
people and be passed, it could not be
cime operative until 1920, said offi
cials tonight. In the meantlmeU was
pointed out, 'the commission of state
institutions would be without funds.
since the governor, after he signed the
board of control bill, cut from the
appropriation bill tbe funds set aside
.'or the commission of state institu
FIVE MEN ARRESTED IN
RAID ON POKER GAME
BISBEE, Ariz, April 3. In a raid
on gamblers conducted by officers of
Lowell Tuesday night five men were
arrested and .taken to jail. To men
were arrested at 10 o'clock in a hous?
in Bakersnile. The officers, oa en
tering; tbe room, found chips and
cards on the table which were con
fiscated to be used as evidence.
EVER HELD IN STATE
AT TUCSON IN APRIL
A general call to all marksmen of
Atizona, members of all National Ride I
Association clubs in the state and In
. the southwest, members of rifle clubs
iaf dated with the national association
(teams and individual members of the!
i United States army in Arizona, Is con-
sum-'range Arril 26 and 17.
I According to the announcement the
rotche will te the greatest ever held
in Jhc state and already most of the
' "gcr gun clubs in the state are ruak-
!ng preparations to have themselves
represented by the best marksmen
they can produce. Team and in livid-
i Mi' matches will be held, but mostly
the oVJ gun and start to liaibtr up, fori.'udge French at Ray, where he plead
' ' Mkc a good man to win a match
, 1- Arlona."
Miches will be en the program for
the z meet at from 200 to l:'00 yards
'langes. with eight big matrlies for
troples, meda! and cash prizes. Re-
v elver and pistol matches will also be
held. The official program for the
'""e: will be published April 1. and
' taal'.Ional lnf;r:nation :n3y b; bad
'1"0"0 George J. Roskrudge. secre-
rrtary of the state rifle asocii:ion at
1: is expected a :oim of epcrts
'Ri'l be sent lo th-' competitive shoot
2t Tucson, since the local club has
'a!UonB it-, membership a nun-ber tf
-en qualified to be matched against
an" In ,hc tate.
' i MEXICAN MURDER SUSPECT
ATTEMPTS TO END LIFE
PHOENIX. Ariz.. March 30. Jesu.-
ao and placed in tl-e city Jail by a
'en. Ho is reported to be in a serious'
Morales, according to the police,
s lived in fear of being taken back
to Mexico, where, he says, only a '
t'rlng suad awaits him. The prison-!
er, who formerly was a Mexican army)
nlhce-, is said to have killed the other
tiree after bis home had been des -
Shortly after his arrest General
Blanque. from tha other tide of ths ej in court," svld the presiding justice
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, border, visited Morales In the jail lof the east rrecinct.
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ai d Identified him as thp tr-nt thir. I
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jst.c lucu ii u aLiiu;i lun urrn i-iiv-
I en In his case nor any attempt mads
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j to remove him to Mexico.
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.iurait-5 is ceias ncia now al inc
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i .ija.ance ci uie .xevican consul, who
v.as absent from the city today
vhose attorney, Robert S. Fisher, was
DOUGLAS. Ariz., March 30. Fall
ing from the top of a stack of boxes
loaded on a wagon on Tenth street -bey went to make the arrest Monday
late yesterday afternoon, Corp. Allen j last. the door was locked but the of
Christy, medical detachment. 17th J Users could hear the still at work,
esvalry, was so badly crushed by a They broke down the door and fodr.d
i large box falling on top of him that
ne cuea almost instantly.
Corporal Christy was one of an es
core of soldiers sent, with the boxes
red was sitting on top of the heap as
it moved along the street. Whether
due to a Jar or insecure loading is not
known, but suddenly he was precipi
tated to the paved street and before
he had a chance to make a move to
save himself a large box fell on top
of his prostrate body, inflicting injur-
cls of such a nature that he died al
r-ost instantly. x
REPORT ON ARIZONA OIL
DEAL STILL WITHHELD
PHOENIX, Ariz, March 30. The
long expected report on the Investiga
tion of the Arizona OH and Refining;
company, which has been In cours3
or preparation for the last several
weeks. Is still being withheld by the
corporation commission. At the of
fee of the commission It was an
nuounced that the report would not be
available for publication until a later
date. Several minor changes In the
vrordlng of th report had been sug
gested. It was explained, and for this
reason the commissioners are not
yet ready to make It public '
GIVEN HEAVY FIN' '
GLOBE. Ariz.. March 30. A. B. !
Deaver. Pinal county ranger under j
Henry Hall, lustected the Cox cattle
a few da j s ago and found 1
i notherlcss calves, some without
i brands and some ni.h fresh brands
The fresh brands were marked OY
on the left ride, which is sail to be
Jim Cox's brand. The cale9 are
being held at Shultz Brothers ranch
o Mineral creek, until such time as
tie suspected cattle rustlers are r.p-
The Cox range is located on the'l.ul it just got eaught -in the Jam of
sruth tilde of the
near Miami. The deputies are chas-
ing the alleged calf rustlers; the?
are being assisted by the cattlemen
t,f that vicinity, who have been con-
siderably annoyed of late by the loss
.f cung livestock.
ed guilty to a charge of butchering
cattle and selling meat without the
i.t-cerury license and without the pro
jer brand inspection. Gibson was
t.ncd 1200 by Judge French. He paid
' Secretary Stephens of the live-
stock sanitary board say3 that eery
cflort will be made to protect the
' legitimate cattlemen of this state and
j further developments are expected at,
m early date.
ARIZONA EARTH RICH"
IN BURIED WHISKEY
PHOEN1X. Ariz.. March 30 Ther" XOGALES, Ariz., March Mi. What
U more buried treasure in Arizona to night have been the start of a Mex
iay than during the pioneer period nai revolution was nipped in Uic ktidl
according to Justice Charles' 12 Sales la: nght by Al Stharff and Gvorse-
is of the opinion that
the master loot!epgjrs make this dls-
' l-ositinn nf Their atorli
Justice Wheeler, before whom are
'brought scoras In liquor cases, stvterl
He bclipved that they are placed in
ths ground for safekeeping, that it
j w ould be considered dangerous by the'
ja.-erae bootlegger to have the liquor!tJtd ,n Mexican polities.
in his possesison in the town where
"It is tny theory that the liquor is
' burled and that small quantities aro
; brought to town from time to time
jpnd sold. We have often noted the
, dirt and sand on the bottle introduc-
' A1 . ror
NABBED BY OFFICERS
HAYDEN. Ariz.. March 3n. J. A.
i Parmer and Carol Gilmer arrested
i Rafael HIedma for the nlterni nnor.
nfiniF flf U eflll -l hte Vinmn In C ,
i u.u. in: uuicvrs succteaea in get-
ting the still and several cartons of
empty bottles, which they placed in
safe keeping at the Hayden jail. When
! ,ve gallons of the booze almost ready
to be bottled. Wood alcohol, apple
vtregar and other ingredients of the
drink were found in the room. Thev
followed Biedma down (nto the busi
ness district and made the arrest. Hi
was placed in jail to await his trial.
WHILE WIFE PRAYED HUSBAND
DID HOUSEWORK, HE SAYS
PHOENIX. March 31. B. J. John
scne "done took all he coald" from the
wife who is alleged to have transferred
her affections for him to devotion to
the Pentecostal church. The negro
filed suit for divorce from hia wife.
who is charged with neglecting her
household duties and her husband for
While Mrs. Johnson prayed, Johnson
remained at home and did the cook
ing and washing, according to the com
plaint filed by Phillips and XorvelL
Church affiliation Is alleged to
have kept Lula Johnson out all hours
of the night, yet "tier faith was not
roch that It Influenced her conduct to
ward her basband, according to the
plaintiff. Tbe names she called him,
Johnson says, was ground for legal
ENT FAILURE OF
BILL CAUSES REGRET
PHOENIX. Ariz.. March 30. The
failure of the so.diers' settlcuieat bill
!n the clrfing boars of congress was
i matter of the greatest rtisappoint
mert to JVsrttary of the Interior F.
K. L-anc- and tn hundnds of thousands
of soldiers all over the counlry as
well as to tie reople. Many legisla
tures had enacted legislation for co
oporation with the government In car
rying ojt the settk-ment plan. Thero
was nu serious opposition to the bill
legislation near tho clcse of Uie ses-
The Keeretary is hopefj! that the
bill will be pased at the coming 6pe
rial session of congress which it is
expected wil lbo convened In May or
Mr.'Lar.e has thcieforr mMres&ad
(the following note to the soldiers and
sailors who had written film as to se
curing farm homes:
'Congress has adjourned without.
parsing the farms-for-ftumeu-soWlers
bill, which w-as endorsed by President
Wilson and ex-Pred'ril Roosevelt.
;mder which you woj! 1 have :ia ap-
j portunity to pet work aril make
homes for youreelvts uyen the unused
ilard" of the country. There ..in be
no doubt, however, that this proposal
has met with the aprrorsl of the pco-
j pie, and it is mj lmrc that it will ba
i adopted at the next j.c-sslou of con
cress. Let me know if you change
ICUSTOVS OFFICIALS SEIZE
LARGE SUPPLY OT BL'LLETS
' Mason of tre customs service when-
they seized several thousand rounds
of Mauser ammunition, seieral dozen
cartridge belts and a large supply of
r'ee (-cabbords. In a bouse on Ter
For some reason the .-ustoius servic-3"
men will not discus the arrest or tell
definitely where the material was
Thy announce that the man
involved is a well known American
- ,I',! 'hM he was believed to be inter-
I Tn!; sheriffs office -would not give
r.-.y information rrgarvling seizure
3sd declared they knew -ti.h.ag of it.
ihe person owning the amis ?nd am
munition has not been arrester, it is
reported, though the material has all
been seiztd bv the customs ntlicials.
WINS HIGH HONORS
PRE3COTT, Ariz.. March 30. The
arrival in New York City from over
seas of the LaPayette Flying Esca
c'rille is cf local interest tin among
the members numbering lifty appear.
the name of Frank Rogers, of Pres
cirtt.60n of Mr. and Mrs. L B Rogers.
This contingent of American aerial
r.imbatanu in being selected was lim
Ittd to the above nmber out of sev-
a thoa'a.!, aril-anly these with an
established recorJ fcr p.-owess wero
chosen to give exhibitions ir. tly com
l .r drive for the i-ory Loan.
Tlelr itinerary includes. Arizona.
Each aviator aloo hao his mathine
ut.d abroad, and they bring ten Hun
p.anes captured In action, each man
rel by an American aril used in all
Tho date of the Arizona event as
yet has not been set, and will not
be known until after the flights be
gin In California sometime early next
month. Rogers ran away from home
to be an aviator, mastered the art at
home and in France qualified for bis
daring exlpoits, winning high honors.
PHOENIX. April 1. Tbe five men
who robbed the First National bank at
Artesla, Cal., of $30,000 worth of Lib
ert? bonds have been In Thccalx, ac
cording to the statement ef J. W. Bu
chanan, a private detective, who la
working on tbe-cise for the bans, Bu
chanan arrived today !o run down the
Phoenix angle cf the-case.
The operative states that the rob
bers had been traced to this point and
I.e expected lo rkk up elews here
vldca woulj stt-n rti-ult in their
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