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Arizona republican. [volume] (Phoenix, Ariz.) 1890-1930, January 08, 1915, Image 7

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Fur Third Time Organizer
anl CiKiitcr Member of
Madison Improve in out
'lull is 'ctunicd to Chair
a.s its President
Mrs. H. A. Cuild. urganizer and char
ter ii'Hiilicr i.r the Madison Improve
tiKTit j'inli was elected president of the
club at tlie annual election of officers
hcl.l esterdav afternoon.
.Mis. C.;,..(i was cho.sen as 1 hp organ
ization's first president And was re
elected trt serve another term. This
will make the third year a.s executive
officer out of the club's five seasons.
It was under protest that she accepted
the chairmanship lint the unanimous
M-Pon of the club demanded her again
taking over the duties and responsibil
ities of the of f ice. Mrs. Guild is fre
cpiently called upon to discuss topics of
tlie day before various womens organ
izations ar.d was one of the speakers at
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lnai'kat.le mentality, splendid executive!
ability and agreeable personality, she!
has torwarded the soc ial center move
ment in' her district and made the club
: he heads a power m her community
and in the central and district federa
tions with which it is affiliated. Serv
ing with Mrs. Guild on the executive
but rd will he Mrs. George Lehhey, vice
president; Miss Mabel Gregg, secre
tary; Mis. J. li. llivin, treasurer; and
Mrs. Hubert Hunter, custodian.
hollowing the election, delegates
were appointed to the state and district
federation as follows: State convention,
Mrs. J. L. A. King. Mrs. Aubrey Smith.
Mrs. A. G. Hargraves and Mrs. Earl
Keans; district convention ; Mrs. W. A.
Gibbons. Mrs. II. A. Guild, Miss Grace
The club will hold a reception to the
outgoing and incoming officers, Jan
uar27 at the home of Mrs. H. I.. I.epp
ley. The assistant hostesses will be
.Mrs. J. I,. A. King. Mr.-'. H arry Lawson,
and Mis. Walter I.awson.
Pioilucer of Sea Wolf Does Some Au
thoring on the Side Result at
the Arizona '
The Arizona has a feature bill for the
1 (:! of the week in the five-reel film,
entitled "The Pursuit of the Phantom"
by Hob.irt lloswoj ih, noted producer of
the stories of Jack Loudon. Although
Mr. Hoswoi th has produced over one
hundred successful "photo plays, this is
the first five reel play he has put he
fore the public.
Ha, kgrounds of great beauty and re
markable photography are skillfully
used to set off u romantic story which
is brimming with feeling, t harm and
nitere.-d. iloiiart I'osworth himself
plays the lead in this unusual drama,
which is fiom his own pen and has
achieved another triumph "both in act
ing and in the direction of the play.
Courtenay Foote plays opposite Mr.
Hosworth giving a performance of ex
ceptional artistry. Mr. Posworth took
bis entire company to Laguna, Califor
nia, on tile sea coast, to utilize the
beautiful cliffs and eaves of that re
gion, and has spaYed no pains to put
upon the screen the atmosphere of ro
mance and poetry, and the striking
vein of fantasy which runs through the
play. The Phantom whose pursuit
causes so much dramatic conflict is
the phantom of happiness and youth,
and it is reached through the curious
paradox with which the story opens:
"W hat I had I lost; What I lost I kept:
What I spent, I have." The play ends
witn an allegory which is a marvel of
photographic effect.
DATE JAN. 18, 1915
The 5 PER
the natural
money in
Office Phone 1694
East Side Order Department 1691 West Side Order Department 524
Wholesale Department 1693 Front or Fruit Department 1692
Election of New Directors,
Reports of Departments
and Live Discussion at
Annual Affair Earlv
Next Week
Following the custom of the board
of directors for the past eight years,
members and officers of the Y. M. C.
A. will gather at the association build
ing next Tuesday evening, Jan. 12 for
the his anniversary dinner. Invitations
to the affair were sent out yesterday.
The anniversary dinner is always an
important occasion at the Y. At that
time t'ae annual reports of the presi
dent, general secretary and department
secretaries are read, and five new di
rectors chosen for the next three years.
The retiring directors are. Dr. J.
Norton. ('. D. Dorris, Dr. John Dennett,
Jr.. Dr. H. A. Hughes, and Dr. John
Wix Thomas.
A feature of the dinner this year will
be a discussion of the subject, "Our Re
sponsibilities to Greater Phoenix." The
discussion will be lead by Dr. H. M.
Campbell of the First Presbyterian
church, Superintendent John D. Loper
and S. H. Mitchell. Members of the
i are reipie.sted in the invitation to
send their acceptances to the presi
dent not later than January 11.
It Was Just a Year Ago This Week the
Phoenix Club was formed Paul
Kantz to Deliver Anniversary
Address Stunts and Eats
Just a year ago Tuesday, the Phoenix
Rotary club was organized, and for that
reason, Paul S- Kantz will arise in
meeting today to tell about a "Year of
Rotary." His will be the feature ad
dress of today's interesting meeting.
The Rotaric.ns will convene at the
Adams Grill at five minutes past the
whistle a' noun. Admissions are to be
bandied by John OMalley.
Frank Hess, the secretary of the club
has charge of the meeting. One of the
good numbers he has arranged is the
word picture stunt. "Rotary in Five
Spasms", with five members represent
ing the spasms.
There are other original stunts and
addresses, to moke up a right good
birthday program.
The R.imona Woman's club met
yesterday afternoon with Mrs. Chas.
Aune at Ramona. The ladies spent
the afternoon in the election of of
ficers. The officers elected for the
ensuing year were: President, Mrs.
Lou c. Woolery; first vice-president.,
Mrs. R. V. Seaman; second vice
president, Mrs. P.. Neff; recording
secretary, Mrs Schumm Starr; cor
responding secretary, Mrs. R. W.
McCulloch: treasurer, Mrs.- Chas.
Aifne; auditor, Mrs. Annie L. Chris
tian; state delegates to the meeing of
he Woman's Federation of Clubs.
Mrs. I!. Neff and Mrs. VV. P. McCul
loch. The ladies elected do not take
office until next May.
Hire a little salesman nt The Re
publican office. A Want Ad will see
more customers than you can.
You'll find,, on investigating, that the advantages to you are
many. Our cash system is a sort of savings institution that the
people of Phoenix seem to appreciate already.
economy of careful buying
the year.
Take our complete stock and the efficient and intelligent sales
service ve offer you; our prompt delivery service, and our
money-saving prices, and you'll agree this is the place for you
to trade. . 5 . ..
(Continued From Page One)
is, briefly, that the state should
treat the problem of its magnificent
land grants as would any large busi
ness corporation acting under simi
liar circumstances," said Chairman
Mulford Windsor, in speaking of the
state's policy yesterday. "Under our
plan the state would not part with
title to a single acre of land until
its highest possibilities have been
definitely and accurately determined
and steps taken to insure the realiza
tion of those possibilities. The de
velopment of all lands belonging to
Arizona should be intimately asso
ciated with their administration and
disposition so that none of the land
now held, by the state will be given
over merely for speculating purposes
or withheld from that proper devel
opment which it is possible to at
tain." Relative to the state's land policy
and the need of more people the
commission's report says:
Arizona's Greatest Need.
"It is not remarkable that no dis
senting voice is heard to the frequently-advanced
proposition that
Arizona's greatest and most pressing
need is people more people. With
in round figures, 113,000 square miles
of territory the equal in area of
England, Ireland and Scotland; larger
than Ttaly; as extensive as Holland,
Belgium, Denmark, Portugal, Switzer
land and Havaria combined; fifth in
size of the states of the Union: as
biC'ias New England, or as almost
any two southern or middle
west states her quarter of a
million population truly looks
pitifully meagre. With this
predominant fact of area and settle
ment in mind, collided with the ever
present desire for the stimulus to
trade which addition of population
brings, the demand for new-comers is
natural, logical and within certain
limitations, proper.
"Hut great as this need is, and uni
versal as the belief in its present
importance is, it still is not and
should not he regarded as the one
fundamental, absorbing exigency of
the hour, nor its encompassment as
the future's chief goal. Pack of it,
somewhat obscured in the shadow
cast by the constant urging of ever-present
personal desires and material
ambitions, stands a much greater, a
real, a compelling necessity the de
mand of advanced civilization, as
represented by a modern, progressive
commonwealth, not merely for more
people, but for prosperous, contented
and happy people, liy thus amend
ing and enlarging the common cry, to
bring within its scope and purpose
the settlement and development of
the state under conditions which will
reasonably insure a hopeful, self-reliant,
independent race, a well-meant
and generally accepted but much
abused slogan is converted into a
motto of wisdom, practicality and pa
triotism. "What Arizona needs.therefore, and
what she rettily wants, is the peo
pling of her fertile hut undeveloped
valleys and her broad unreclaimed
mesas, on a basis of promise that
peopling, development and reclama
tion will synchronize with a con
siderable, if not the highest sum of
human happiness.
"Arizona's duty to bring this
about would be clear even though
she owned none of these fine valleys
and broad hesas heself; but since
she does own many of them, in whole
or in part, in her own name, and by
that token holds the key to the situ
ation, not only is her duty made
more personal but the solution of
the problem its performance involves
is fairly pointed out. The problem is
to convert some millions of acres' of
so-called desert of varying grades
and classes into homes and fields
and orchards to grow a successful,
enthusiastic, grateful citizen where at
best a white-faced steer grew before,
or maybe only a coyote barked at
the moon; and this problem inevita
bly attaches itself to and becomes a
part of the undertaking to so utilize
the generous land grants with which
the state's educational, charitable,
philanthropic and other public insti
tutions have been endowed as to
achieve in the highest degree the pur
pose of congress in making them, and
realize Arizona's hope of a material
reduction of taxation necessities.
is a big item; then, too,
will save you mucn
Subjected, then, to tlie simple rule
of addition, the question becomes one
of so handling the state's lands as
to accomplish these . two objects at
one time to effect the definite, con
crete purpose for which the grants
were designed, and to do it by such
a wise, systematic process as will
correct, through the medium of pros
perous, happy producers, what it ad
mittedly a most striking deficiency
in population. Having defined and
connected up this great and univer
sally recognized need with the im
portant obligation imposed by con
gress, and possessing the means of
supplying the one and discharging the
other. Arizona should henceforth
recognize their unity, and under no
circumstances permit their separation
in any plan that may be considered.
Knowii.g the full dimensions of its
undertaking, the state should give
no heed to proposals that will fali
short of that undertaking's full ac
complishment. "Arizona is the owner of 2,350,000
acres, given by the United States for
the endowment of the state's public
institutions. These lands are being
selected with reference to carefully
estimated possibilities for high de
velopment. Also, in each surveyed,
unreserved township are four sections
granted for the benefit of the com
mon schools. The location of this
land is fixed and it could not there
fore be chosen for particular advan
tages, but being scattered throughaut
the state it averages well. A fair
proportion of it can claim odds favor
ing development equal to the institu
tional lands, and most of it has dis
tinct and profitable uses. These mil
lions of acres contain a final and
favorable answer to the demand for
more people not for people merely,
but for satisfied citizens: hundreds
of thousands of happy homes are
potentialized, the energy of com
merce there lies latent, and where
stretches the desert are scattered the
seeds of cities.
Arizona's Golden Opportunity.
"The situation presents to Arizona
an open door to distinction in the
wqrld of advanced economic legisla
tion. With a land problem created by
the ownership of millions of acres
and a population problem which
comes of the natural sparseness of
a semi-arid country, pressing for so
lution simultaneously, the opportunity
for notable achievement is as con
spicuous as the responsibility is
great. Unfortunately, the easiest
course, and therefore the likeliest to
be pursued, leads sheep-like along
the rut of outgrown and decayed
federal and state land policies, but
the course of courses for Arizona
the young and vigorous, th" confi
dent and clear-visioned, unbound by
tradition, unhampered by precedent,
is to urge forth on a new and sud
den track. Circumstances are won
derfully propitious, if not indeed pro
vidential. There is little in the way
of existing restrictive statutes to be
dealt with: in the alwence of data a
land policy has not been attempted,
and therefore not bungled; the popu
lation prollem has been dealt with
only along stereotyped, and generally
ineffective lines; the ground is clear,
the end to be achieved plain, the
means at hand, Arizona has her
No Inflexible Policy
"The commission is aware that tlie
people are at present mainly divided
into what may be termed two schools
of thought, and their respective views
concerning a state land policy are as
far apart as the northern and southern
poles, (me school and it is the oldest
school holds to the view that "land is
land," wherever located, and regardless
of varying conditions; that it is only
valuable to the state as It represents so
much money, the amount of which is at
once determinable by multiplying the
acreage by the-price, and that it should
be converted into money, without re
spect to the future or to any other con
siderations, as speedily as possible.
This school's tocsin is, "Get the land
Into private ownership; get it on the
tax-rolls, create wealth": and in sound
ing it no thought is taken of the pos
sibility that less precipitation and more
investigation might discover a method
whereby the same results could be
arheved with more certainty and to a
far greater degree, to say nothing of
other and incalculable benefits.
"The othi-r school, composed of citi
zens whose aims are running in the
right direction, objects to the sale of
any state land, now or ever, on the
theory that the enhancement in value
which time will bting will more than
compensated for the forswearing of
early revenues, and provide insurance
against the squandering of the state's
inheritance. This school recognizes
the state's trust, and applies to it a
puritanical rather than a practical in
terpretation. Its shibboleth. 'Conserve
the fortune granted to the State,', is
uttered without sufficient reflection
that there is no conservation equal to
that which assists in development, ex
pansion and progress which, while it
does not destroy, neither stagnates, but
builds, and creates, and multiplies.
"To neither of these schools does the
commission belong, and yet it claims
stock in both. To the articles of
neither does it subscribe, and yet it
would borrow from each. It does not
go to the extremes of the one or the
other, and yet it reaches farther than
the two combined. The proposition to
create wealth it applauds, and the plea
for conservation it commends, because
they go hand in hand, and mean the
same thing, if the wealth be properly
distributed and the conservation is for
the many, but recklessness and waste
are not synonyms for the creation of
wealth, and true conservation does not
mean hoarding.
The experience of other states, the
net proceeds of painstaking investiga
tions, and conclusions of conscientious
study, the light of reason all forbid
(he indiscriminate sale of the, state's
heritage. Such a policy would inevit
ably result in parting with the best
lands at a minimum and comparatively
insignificant price, and their early con
solidation in the hands of a few, re
tarding or forever preventing develop
ment, denying homes to many and bar
ring the door to that very creation of
wealth which constitutes such a poli
cy's chief argument.
"Neither do the facts or the figures,
any more than the state's broader re
quirements and the people's ideals,
support an all-leasing policy. Estimates 1
010-fou eeTxe biq Newsier OuT-CHtVRdrY be.
flCk5E PHOENlfc VTuPATpHrNoriCe.
T'lis same "bunch" of 100 per
membership campaign.
might truly be made, which, if hypo
thecated upon actual conditions, and
those conditions could be regarded as
universal and inflexible, would show
marked advantages of income to the
state, in the long run, favoring the pol
icy of leasing. But Arizona is a land
of almost unlimited conditions, and no
fixed plan will fit them all. Much of
the land that Cannot be leased at all
may with proper development be sold
at remunerative prices, and at the same
time insure the making of homes and
the creation of wealth. Much that can
not be sold, without sacrificing the
hope of development and closing the
door to a splendid future, may be leased
for a consideration worth while.
Development and Administration go
Hand in Hand
"It is the commission's profound
conviction that the development of ill
lands belonging to Arizona, both school
and institutional, should he intimately
associated with their administration
and disposition: in other words, that
before title to an acre is parted with,
the dedication of that ai re to its high
fst and most important economic use
should be insured.
"This declaration, we are aware, in
vites the charge that it is radical
some will say revolutionary but so
does every suggestion of interference
with the cutting of those luscious mel
one which specially-favored individuals
have been wont to look forward to and
rTely upon. Ity such means and such
means only, may the stupendous econ
cmic loss which was heretofore been
synnonymous with so-called systems
lor the handlirg of state lands be elim
inated; thus and thus only may the
curse of the speculator be removed;
thus and thus only may the objects for
which congre:-s designed its munificent
grants be achieved in full degree, and
thus am1, thus onl may Arizona's lim
itless ranges lie populated with people
rather than cattle and the desert plac
es transtormed from comparative waste
to a land of the ine and fig."
Relative to tile policy of classifica
tion, demonstration and reclamation,
the report says:
"Classification should be scientific
and thorough, in order that the high
est use may be accurately ascertained
not only of all lands belonging to t'i
state, b.:t also of those surrounding,
edjacent to or in any way connected
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ee you next
with them or affecting their development.-
"Demonstration will prove an inval
' liable chart for prospective purchas
ers, affording reliable information as
to financial and labor requirements,
of methods, crops and probable re
turns, thus insuring, on a basis of
reasonable dilligence. energy and in
telligence, that fair measure of suc
cess which is re-requisite to a con
tented citizenry.
I "Reclamation is essential if the
highest efficiency of some hundreds
of thousands of Arizona's" so-eall.'d
desert acres are to be realized, and
i if the cry for population is to be
i adequately answered. The state can
give no greater service to its people,
,.or a larger, more lasting contribution
to humanity," than to draw the water
from the depths or harness its floods
and thereby replace the leanness of
a thirsty land with the wealth and
plenty of a satisfied soil.
! The Commission's Plan,
j '"Reduced to more definite terms,
; the commission's plan would be to
'determine the highest use to which
.the state's lands may be put: to mak-"
'not only possible but practical their
development in such maximum of use
fulness, and then to sell them to
bona fide home-makers on a basis
of mutual advantage which will in
sure to the state reimbursement and
i a fair return, and to the citizens an
honest roof to cover an honest head,
j jest remuneration for his toil and
enterprise and pardonable pride it.
ilis government. In the case of lands
susceptible of agricultural develop
ment the state will so realize more,
directly, than by any other pla.i
which has ever been tried or ad
vanced, and inestimably more, indi
rectly, in ihe shape of wealth create 1
and iHipulation gained, while the fam
ily seeking a spot on the earth's sur
face to call his own will be enabled
to achieve that worthy ambition
without assuming the frequently fatal
hazards of unknown conditions or
risking failure through inflated val
ues fixed by middle-men or specu
lators. They will willingly pay an
advance over government prices, as
easy terms, favorable conditions, ade
quate information as to requirements,
and tiie state's active interest in their
welfare, will more than compensate
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' to Save $4.00!
Better Send In Your
ONE YEAR Daily and Sunday
WoRmN'ToK fit.
week on tlie "Y" "Ttihtg of Way"
for the difference. Wild-catting, th
immoral practice of inducing ignoran.
and susceptible homeseekers. in con
sideration of handsome fees, to set
tle where they cannot hope to mak(
i a livelihood or to succeed in recla
mation or development work fov
i which they are not equipneil, either
financially or by experience, will
come to an end,, for homeseekers
will soon learn to look with confi
dence I.i the state which takes a per
s'liial, sincere interest in its settlers,
helps them to success, sells them no
gold hrkks and discourages others
from doing so."
Tlie commission further advocat:1.,
that in areas in which there is prom
ise of development the state deter
mine those details which have been
determined for themselves by se
tters in the more highly favored 1 i
calities. Model pumping plan's
where pumping is the solution of
the problem, would not only serve
as patterns for others under private,
but offer a basis for information :o
prospective home-makers. The re
port recommends that the commis
sion be empowered to make an inves
gat ion of such projects as are pecul
iarly adapted for construction in co
operation with the federal govern
ment, or by the state independently.
As to immediate needs, the repo.t
urges that investigations and ex
periments be carried on in co-oper::-lion
with the slate engineer and the
state agricultural college for the pur
pose of determining the requirements
of various classes of lands. It also
recommends the sale of lands if
proved value for agriculture, with
the reservation that not more tht:i
one-fourth of the land in one sec
tion be sold in any one year.
An official to have charge of the
promotion of sales and leases if
state lands, under the title of immi
gration commissioner, is recommend -ed
in the report. This officer would
also assist in every way possible, pi f
spreading information as to the dis
tricts of the state. The commission
concludes its recommendations oy
urging the enactment of legislation
making "wild catting" a felony, and
oialepining the practice of inducing
settlers to file on land of which de
velopment of which is improbable,
if not entitely impossible.
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