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PA (IK FOUKTEEX 1 HE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 30, 1919 ' WIRE RftTES TO CiEDfiCnOD ' Corporation Commissioner Declares Low Pre-War Tolls on Wires Will Auto matically Become Effec tive as Lines Return to Private Control That the pre-war telegraph and tele phone rates, rates much lower than the public recently has been accustomed to pay, . wilt automatically go back into f ffect on August first was the some what startling and to the public, wel tome -declaration yesterday by Com- rnlwrtoner A. F. Jones of the Arizona corporation commission. True, they may not stay on the pre vsr baste, but if the raises now in ef ftt of the raises desired by the com panies, are to be allowed, it will only he after a public hearing at which all sides of the questions can be heard. On August first, next Friday, accord ing to a recent act of Congress, the wirMi, both telegraph and telephone, go back to the original owners. "Ac- ordin to the bill," the present rates art to, stay in effect for four months after, the wires go back to the control f their owners. This the commission Is unable to see at all. Claims Pre-War Rates Follow " contend that when the companies pet their wires back the pre-war rates automatically go back into effect, as the regulations of the federal control officials cease, no other rates have been set, and the old rates are all the rates there are left. "It. T. Jennings, district manager of the Western Union, came to the com miwsion today with a petition asking that the commission allow the present rates, about 20 per cent in advance of the old rates, to stand. We cannot do this, and told him so. The company knew weeks ago that the wires were to be given back to them. They knew that the rate-making authority thereby automatically reverted to the state ommissions They knew that the laws of this state specifically state that there can be no raises or changes in rates except after at least ten days' notice to the public, and a public hear ing where all sides may be heard. 'We have set the date of the hearing on the proposed rais in Western Un ion rates for Ausust 11, when we will it M mm listen to their case, and ;f they can ctfVivince the commission that the in creases desired are justified, we will grant them relief. Postal Wants Only Pre-War Rates "An interesting sidelight on the situ ation is that the president of the Pos tal Telegraph company, which operates all over the country, including the northern part of this state, told Burle son some time ago in a public state ment that his company asked only that their business be turned back to them, that they asked for no rate in creases, and that they could make a good income from the pre-war rates." Commissioner Jones is head of the rate department of the commission, and is rated all over the country as a rate expert. He stated further that, in his opinion, many of the raises in rates for service, extensions, and other charges, made by the postmaster gen eral while he has had charge of the lines, were never justified in any way. The telephone company has not filed an application for a continuance of the present ratfs as yet, but in case they do file them between now and August first, they will also be required to await their turn for a hearing, Jones declared, and in the meantime they have, no authority to collect the high rates imposed while the lines were controlled by the government. So far as can be ascertained the ac tion of the Arizona commission is the first to be recorded in the matter lif rates to follow the proposed resump tion of full management of the wires by the companies. o ACTION 1Y en Cheaper coal for Arizona may be the result of the complaint in intervention filed by the corporation commission in a case before the interstate commerce commission, brought by the copper companies, which complain that they have been charged excessive and pro hibitive rates for the shipment of coal from Dawson, New Mexico, to various mines in this state. The corporation commission has in tervened in the interest of the rest of the people of the state, lest in set tling the matter the rates might be lowered only to the copper towns and the rest of the state left out of con sideration in the matter. The copper companies complain that they have been charged from $7.65 to $8.20 per ton in carload lots for freight, which they characterize as excessive, and ask that a lower rate be set and a refund made for . the alleged over charge. It makes no difference what your wants may be, you can have them sup plied by using and reading The Repub lican Classified Pages Arizona's lead ing advertising medium. CHEAPER HERE ERMETICALLV sealed in its wax-wrapped pack age, air-tight and impurity proof is hygienic and wholesome. The goody that's good for swung and old. The Flavor Lasts RICHARD CROKER DUBLIN' Richard Croker, former Tammany chief, is returning to America. But he will leave a string of horses on this side of the water to enter in the big races. This picture of Croker andhiswife, whose claim that she is an Indian princess is doubted by her stepchildren, was snapped at the races here. conorj chop looks GOOD 10 PLANT MAFJ The cotton crop in the valley looks very good to W. S- Childs, assistant plant breeder at the College of Agri culture, who took an extended trip over the valley yesterday. "I found the cotton crop in excellent condition," said Mr. Childs, "much bet ter, in my estimation, tharast year. Too much water tends to make the cot ton plants develop wood at the expense of fruiting, causes late fruiting, and reduces the final yield. Conditions this year I believe will cause a heavier yield than last- "Prices. I think, will be good. Owing to the fact that the Yuma district planted much less long staple this year, this valley should make more than last year on cotton." Be sure to get VR1GLEYS Look for the name. IS COMING HOME pNirarai. URGED IN I ADDRESS TO "The war would have been going on today if private ownership of the rail roads of America had continued," de clared H. B. Matthews, general chair man of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, in opening a speech at an open meeting of railway employees in Odd Fellows' hall last night. Mr. Matthews, who arrived yesterday from Los Angeles and Prescott, is on a tour, one of whose chief aims is the acquainting of railway clerks of the wages due them under the latest gov eminent supplemental schedules. He is an active propagandist for govern ment ownership of railroads, and his speech last night was devoted to an analysis of the criticism which has been directed against federal control and severe censure of those managers who have, adhered to the same methods since the government took over the railroads as were considered unfair by the clerks when private ownership pre vailed. Mr. Matthews declared that a ma jority of the railroads were in a de plorable physical condition when the government assumed control. A great bulk of the profits ordinarily accruing, he added, had to be paid out as divi dends on watered stock. let the feats of the government under abnormal war conditions were uiarvelous," the speaker declared. "We never have handled such a volume of traffic in the history of American rail roads. To accommodate the export trade with the Orient, the Santa Fe handled 1,100 cars a week at San Fran Cisco. The Southern Pacific handled 1,800. The trouble with the whole thing is that although the men them selves behaved splendidly, the men in intermediate control were too old in private ownership to ever change. They will never favor government ownership. In answering the question of why there was a deficit after the govern ment assumed control of the railroads. Mr. Matthews recalled the military sit uation early in 1918, when Lloyd George, Clemenceau and Orlando stat ed that the rations in their armies had been reduced for lack of food. "They told us they were within two weeks of starvation, and that delay meant defeat. They had to have grain. What did we do? We sent 52,000 empty cars wesiwara ior grain. You men experienced in railroading know that it costs as much to hand a car empty as a car full. Yet 52,000 cars went was empty and brought grain back to the eastern seaboard. They continued this until there was more grain on the docks than the ships could carry. The only commodity that was allowed pass age westward was paper pulp, tha publicity might hold its sway. "Now I ;k you, shall the deficit which inevitably resulted from this method of operation be charged to government ownership? Was it a defi cit, or was it a war measure?" Proceeding next to a discussion of wages for railway clerks, Mr. Matthews said: "The clerks as American citizens want a strict interpretation of the circulars and supplements which must THE ROSE TREE -.: i . - Sonny Clay, the Jazz Artist. Music every night except Wednes day and Sunday Nights Thursday Friday ' Saturday July 31, Aug. 1,2 l KOI OVERTURE : 'THE WOOD OF FAIR WATER" An Everlasting Tribute to the United States Marine Who Fought and Woods in Pursuit of World Happiness 'HIS LAST HOUR" From Massenet's Elegy Si to Meats Si; prime stock-good solid hard meat ; that is easiest to prepare and that keeps well in your ice box. YouTl find such meat costs, little more, if any, than the inferior grades offered as penny-saving bar gains. Whether you select it here or order by phone you can depend Free be administered, not according to "the caprice of some petty official, but ac cording to the mandates of the gov ernmental supplements. The new schedules provide an increase of 15 per cent to salaries under $900, and 19 per cent to salaries over $900. Living has gone up 107 per cent. Ca- one say. then, that high wages cauae the pres ent high cost of living? Labor will ac cept a cut in their wages just when stockholders will accept a cut in their assured dividend, but the labor em ployed by the United States govern ment will not accept a cut until that time." Phone your classified ads to The Republican. We will collect later. Phone 4331. Theater New Rothapfel A complete motion picture program, from music to comedy, given to but a single thought, the pursuit of happi ness, is the first Rothapfel Unit offer ing which will be shown at the Co lwmbia theater three days, starting Thursday. This Rothapfel Unit program is an innovation in the field of motion pic ture endeavor and critics throughout the United States are unanimous in their declarations that it is the mosU artistic, the most beautiful of any thin; ever heretofore undertaken. It is that something new under the sun for which film fans have been waiting these many years. The pro gram marks the greatest step forward in the development of the film industry ever recorded, and Mr. Rothapfel's RIVERSIDE 11 PARK The big plunge was thoroughly cleaned and refilled with fresh heat ed water last night All ready today for the bathers. Dancing Tonight Thursday between 10:00 and 1:00 II children will be hauled to the park in Riverside buses and ad mited free. "7 ttiaof el Unit froeraiii The Classic of all Photoplay Endeavor IN SIX BIG PARTS Carrying out the unit idea of Pursuit of Happiness 1 Good fresh meat is portant to your wealth and en joyment in the summer than at any other time of the year. Fresh meat that maintains its nourishment, its taste and its zest, is the only sort you can afford to consider. That's the only kind you'll find here the choicest cuts from upon nothing but the best. MODEL INDEPENDENT CASH MARKET Phone 4680 Delivery to All Parts of the foresight is destined to eventually revolutionize the motion picture busi ness. The program is in six big parts, starting with an overture and ending with a comedy, the all having but a single thought, the attainment of but a single purpose. In addition to the six big parts, a special music score accompanies the program, adding much to the power of the offering. Among the features of the program are: "False Gods," ' Wild Flowers," 'The Wood of Fail Water" and "His Last Hour," the latter from Massenet's elegy. A Gaumont Graphic will be the aug menting feature for Thursday and Fri day. Touching Brotherly Love Sacrifices made for love of parents have long been the theme of song and story. Strange to say, brother love, in stances of which are not uncommon in real life is seldom visualized on the screen or stage. It remained for "The Turn of the Wheel," starring Geraldine Farrar and Herbert Rawlinson, to de pict the sacrifices a good man will make to save his brother in distress. This feature will be shown' at the Columbia theater for the last times today. Only recently Americans heard in accounts from abroad that a man who originally had been given deferred classification in the draft was killed in action. He had applied to the draft board to be substituted for a younger brother whose wife was very ill and who probably would have died had he gone to the front, and the change was effected. He paid with his life, but he died happy in the knowledge that, besides serving his country, he had kept a family intact by making the sacrifice. Maxfield Crey, played by Herbert Rawlinson, has a brother Frank whom Amuzu Theater TODAY The Great HOU D IN I In "The Master Mystery" NO MATTER How many pictures you've seen before, you've never seen one like the Matter Mystery. Died at Belleau more im City he adores. Maxfield who has obtained a divorce from his wife whose sole joy is riotous living, is shocked to learn that Frank's wife is meeting Wally Gage, a man of unenviable repu tation, at the home of his former wife in New York while Frank is recuper ating from a severe illness in the mountains. Maxfield goes to his di vorced wife's apartment to warn his sister-in-law to shun Wally. In a struggle- at the house, Maxfield's di vorced wife is killed. To spare his brother the pain of learning the true circumstances. Max field goes to Europe. While visiting at Monte Carlo, Grey meets Rosalie Dean (Geraldine Farrar) at the rou lette table in the casino. And then a love story is unfolded, followed by Maxfield's arrest on a charge of mur dering his wife. ; Riverside Park The big pool at Riverside park was emptied again last night and thor oughly washed and cleaned and refilled with fresh heated water. Today finds it all ready for the bathers. This non-delay method of handling the cleaning of the plunge this year has made a big hit with the patronj for it Insures them a filled pool the next morning after the cleaning. Thursday is kiddies day and all the children will be hauled to the park between 10 a. m. and 1 p. m. in the Riverside busses free of charge and there will be no admission charge for the kiddies at the gate. ire mm AT Tl EWLE Last Times Todav GERALDINE FARRAR And All Star Cast in "The Turn of the Wheel" With Pathe Review Current Topics Continuous Performance Saturdays and Sundays, 2 to 11 p. m. i Dramatic Feature "FALSE GODS" EPIGRAM Comedy "WILD FLOWER"