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SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1920.
Doesn't Take Much
to Please Timmie
MAY L. CROSBY
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SAYS COLORADO IND.
Recommending the lands within the
Colorado Indian reservation near Par
ker as best for colonization purposes
for the American Legion; the land
committee of Frank Luke post, ap
pointed some time ago to make an
investigation, has presented its re
port. The report is as follows:
Frank Luke post of the American
Legion, Phoenix, Arizona, has been
investigating lands in various parts
of Arizona since February,, 1920, for
the purpose of securing data on suit
able land that could be used for a
community settlement by some 500
ex-service men and women of this
"state, who are desirous of colonizing.
A special committee was appointed
by the Legion in March, consisting of
five members, who were instructed to
secure data on all lands available for
entry. The committee spent nearly
three months investigating every
project in the state ,and after a care
ful and diligent study have recom
mended; that the Legion concentrate
its efforts on the land within the Col
orado Indian reservation, located near
This action was decided upon only
after a careful study of all projects.
The committee sent a representative
to Parker with the congressional
committee from Washington, who
were visiting the project on May 2,
1920. The report of the committee
favors the Parker project because of
the following reasons:
(1) a. The American Legion wish
es to secure a tract of land with a
minimum, of 80,000 acres, to accom
modate 1,000 ex-service men and
women; b. the Parker project offers
(2) a. It would require a congres
sional act to allow the government to
set aside such a tract unless same was
not a land grant; b. Parker project is
not a land grant and contains no land
but what can be ordered withdrawn
from the Indian reservation by the
secretary of the interior.
(3) a. The interested persons who
would comprise this colony wish to se
cure land on the long time purchase
plan; b. if the permission of the sec
retary of the interior is granted to
withdraw this acreage from the Colo
rado River Indian reservation, steps
can be taken to have the land deeded
to the state of Arizona, either donat
ed outright for ex-service men to file
on, or through exchange for other
state land within the state of Ari
zona. (4) a. If any land is secured either
from the state or federal governments
the state should be the title holder or
such until the project is completed
and producing revenue, at which time
persons holding shares of land will
be in a position to pay off, through
small annual payments, the cost of
land improvements and develop
ments; b. if the state is deeded the
land bonds can be voted and sold for
improving the land, building and irri
gation system, constructing houses,
barns, furnishing equipment, food and
shelter on a co-operative basis, until
such a time as those persons filing
on and improving said lands are able
to pay for same in annual payments
(5) a. If a project such as outlined
above will accommodate 1,000 persons
and if the federal government will
deed these lands to the state of Ari
zona, the state of Arizona could then
retain ownership of the lands and de
velop an irrigation project that would
furnish water to the entire acreage.
This cost, together, with the cost of
constructing ditches, fences, buildings
and equipment, would be prorated
over each unit owned.
(6). The project could be incor
porated and would be under the direct
supervision of the state of Arizona,
under what could be termed "land
reclamation commission," consisting
of the governor, secretary of state,
vatate treasurer and two individuals
elected from the membership of land
owners, these five individuals would
act as the board of directors.
(7) It is urgently requested that
each post of the American Legion,
each ex-service man or woman inter
ested in this project, write to the
chairman of this land committee for
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The forests of Arizona are yielding
quite an income. Eight forests in the
state with their yield are as follows:
Apache, with headquarters at
Coconino, at Flagstaff, $161,863.32.
Coronado, at Tucson, $75,132.62.
Crook, at Safford, $38,352.31.
Sitgreaves, at Snowflake, $20,612.
67. Tonto, at Roosevelt, $57,975.91.
Tusayan, at Williams, $76,201.47.
This is for sales of timber, cord
wood and other uses. Of course,
some of these forests lap the state
lines of New Mexico and Arizona, but
the figures are approximately cor
rect.. The state gets 25 per cent of
this money for general road and
school purposes. In addition the
state receives 10 per cent more of the
income because of the amount of
state or school lands lying in the for
est reserves. This makes 35 percent
of the total amount, which, turned
over direct to the state, is an amount
approximating $200,000 per annum.
An additional 10 per cent of the whole
amount is set aside for trail and road
improvement in the forest reserves,
but spent under the national forestry
There was a bill before last Con
gress known as the Chamberlain bill,
for setting aside a big national road
fund and $10,000,000 yearly for forest
betterments and roads within the for
ests. The national road fund would
be made big enough to make some
real national highways. This bill
may be brought up again at the next
session of Congress.
The federal forest road fund at
present has under construction the
Mt. Lemmon road in Pima county,
bridging the Salt River above Roose
velt dam, and the road from Clifton
to Springerville, which connects a
wide scope of country hitherto not
traversable except by pack trains,
and well timbered for a vast area.
The forest money for roads and
trails in the Prescott division at the
present time, under the 10 per cent
for the use of the forest reserve
amounts to only $3,000, and is to be
used for trails only, as it is not large
enough to undertake any road work.
TO BE LARGEST IN
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., July 31.
Giound will be broken tomorrow for
the Flagstaff armory which, accord
ing to Adjutant General Walter S. In
galls, will be the largest of its kind
in the southern department, consist
ing of the states of Texas, Oklahoma,
New Mexico and Arizona. The
ground breaking will be directed by
E. M. Robson, a captain during the
recent war and who now heads the
Flagstaff battery of field artillery,
Arizona national guard.
Adjutant General Ingalls has sign
ed a contract here with a local con
tractor for construction of a $35,000
armory building. The equipment for
the armory will cost about $40,000,
while equipment for the battery will
amount to at least $100,000, accord
ing to the adjutant general. Six field
guns are on the list of 14 carloads
of equipment for the battery, now en
route to Flagstaff from various gov
ernment arsenals, the adjutant gener
The Flagstaff battery consists of
150 officers and enlisted men.
Might Be Much Later1,
The railroad official invited the
stern citizen to communicate his
"I want you to give orders," de
manded the visitor, "that the engineer
of the express which passed through
Elm Grove at 11:55 be restrained
from blowing his whistle on Sunday
"Impossible!" exploded the official.
"What prompts you to make such a
"Well, you see," explained the cit
izen, in an undertone, "our pastor
preaches until he, hears the whistle
blow and that confounded express was
twenty minutes late last Sunday."
New York Central Magazine.
"What's your idea of eternal re
tribution?" "A profiteer worrying over his in
come tax." Washington Star.
THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER A
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TTHOSE evef-bloomlng furbelows,
A the pretty and dainty belongings
made of ribbons and laces, that women
love seem to have blossomed out this
year In greater profusion than ever.
June usually sees them at their best
for they are Important In trousseau
and are favorite gifts to brides and
graduates. Besides laces and ribbons,
georgette, net and silks play their
charming parts In making them, but
laces and ribbons are pre-eminent, as
usual, with much attention given to
flowers made of ribbon for trimmings.
Three boudoir cnps and three cam
isoles, shown in the group abovts will
serve to point the direction of fashion's
whimsical breezes In these accesso
ries. Camlsolfes remain Important and
will as long as the sheerest materials
are used for smocks and blouses and
for dresses. And where Is the woman
with soul so dead as not to appreci
ate and own a few boudoir caps? They
make life tolerable1 in the morning
hours. Ii the first cap and camfsole
the designer has been led by the fad
for making things to match and has
used the same lace and net and ribbon
decorations for both. A close-fitting
cap, with a cape at the back, Is made
of lace In an Alencon pattern and
two rows of narrow satin ribbon are
tacked about the cap, after a full
puffed crown of net has been gathered
over it. Ends of the ribbon are brought
up over the crown and fastened to it.
Small wild roses made of ribbon are
set about the cap and from one of
them at each side two short hanging
ends are finished with tiny chiffon
YUMA MESA TO HAVE
The secretary of the interior has
approved a plan to develop an irriga
tion system for the second unit of the
Yuma-Mesa auxiliary project.
Approximately 5,000 acres of irri
gable lands, known as the second
Mesa unit, have been organized into
the Yuma-Mesa irrigation district un
der' the state laws of Arizona. The
cost of the proportionate part of the
works already constructed, properly
chargeable against the lands of the
Yuma-Mesa irrigation district, is $40
per acre, or a total of $200,000. It is
estimated that the cost of additional
works, not including a power plant,
necessary for the irrigation of these
lands will be $600,000.
The district plans to vote an issue
of bonds for the necessary amount
and, with the moneys secured from
the sale of bonds, make the payments
to the United States in advance of
construction, as provided,' by the act
of January lb, 1917.
The lands of the second Mesa unit
lie just north of the first unit, which
was placed on sale last December,
and adjacent to the' town of Yuma.
They consist of the lands on the Mesa
which are in private ownership.
That Noisy Machine,
Flatbush Can 1 borrow your lawn
mower for a little while?
Bensonhurst What for? You've
got no grass to cut, have you?
"No, But I want to frighten your
chickens out of my garden." Yon
ND OUR MINERAL WEALTH.
Another cap of net Is edged with
point de' esprit and has narrow ribbon
bands over It. Where they Intersect
tiny ribbon flowers are set and short
ends hang over the lace frill. It Is
flulshed with a rosette and many ends
of ribbon. Wide lace and tucked
georgette make the lovely cap with
frill lengthened toward the back, and
It Is ornamented with ribbon flowers
like those on the camisole of georgette
In most attics may be found one or
more pairs of chenille curtains so pop
ular some years ago. These may be
transformed Into pretty and service
able rugs. If the curtains are faded
dye them to harmonize with the room
in which they are to be used. As a
foundation for the rugs use old worn
Brussels carpet cut to the desired
length. Arrange the curtain material
smoothly on 'these carpet foundations,
turning over several Inches of the ma
terial on the wrong side. Sew down
firmly on the wrong side and you will
have transformed a worn piece of out-of-date
carpet into a soft, rich-looking
Lace In Profusion.
Lace in profusion and of various
patterns is used oj afternoon and eve
A fbol there was and he made his
To a bag of wind and a brass band
Even as You and I.
The candidate ranted around a lot,
And raved of the Peepul, and all that
And the fool he called him a pa-tri-ot,
Even as You and I.
The fool got het, and he fumed and
And he vowed to elect his man or bust,
Even as You and I.
The candidate bulled him along till
When the votes were counted, then
dropped the stall
And gave him the gate. That's all!
"A cat sits on my fence, every night
and makes the night hideous with his
infernal row. Now I don't want to
have any bother with my neighbor but
this nuisance has gone far enough,
and I want you to advise me what to
The young lawyer looked as solemn
as an owl and answered not a word.
"If some of the real good-lookin'
young fellera " began Farmer Corn
"What about 'em?" said his wife.
"If they put on overalls "
"Yes, yes; go on."
"They're liable to be mistook for
farmerettes and put to work!"
Yuma Project's cotton crop is
showing up better and better as the
day for picking begins. Experts in
cotton culture pronounce our crop
the best in the United States, even
superior to anything heretofore seen
in this favored section. Bert Caudry,
the efficient "credit man" for E. F.
Sanguinetti, came in from one of his
cotton ranches yesterday morning
with a stalk of short staple contain
ing 267 well developed bolls, and he
says that his entire field from which
this particular stalk .was taken is
practically as good as the sample,
which means considerably over two
bales to the acre. At prevailing pric
es for short staple this would mean
$400 per acre in cash, to say nothing
about the cash he would get for the
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has helped to make
this a united country
Jim Hawkins props his feet on the rose festooned porch
railing in an Oregon suburb and reads the same motor car
advertisement that Cousin Peter is studying as he rides
home from work in the New York subway.
In Arizona you can buy the same tooth paste and tobacco
' that are used by the folks in Maine.
California fruit growers advertise their oranges and lem
ons to the people of the East. New Hampshire factories
make ice cream freezers for Texas households.
There can be no diversion in a country so bound together
by taste, habit and custom. You can meet up with any
body in the United States and quickly get on a conversa
tional footing because you both read the same advertise
ments. Advertising is the guide to what's good to bay... Adver
tisements give you the latest news from the front of bus
Reading advertisements enables you to get more for your
money because they tell you where, (what and when to buy.
And it is a well-known fact that advertised goods are
more reliable and better value than the unadvertised kinds.
R. J. HARLAN
Special Agent, Standard Oil Company
seed. Many other farmers pronounce
their crop equaUy as good, and this
applies to the Egyptian long staple
as well as the short staple. All of
which means that when the present
cotton crop is harvested Yuma coun
ty will be the most prosperous com
munity in the United States.
Old cow died, sold the hide,
Got $10, almost cried.
Can't refuse, cause need shoes,
So don't holler when I lose.
Shoes cost eighteen, highest seen,
Hide comes back from cow has been
Been flim-flammed, nicked and jam
med, Now this is tough or I'll be dam'd.
i Bill Doney.
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One Block East
Arizona Central Bank
Red Grown gasoline
has a continuous chain
of boiling points. It is
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