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"Stick To Pima" Advice Given By
English Cotton And Linen Expert
A few days ago The Republican
printed a brief letter by James Ken
dall, an English cotton and linen ex
pert, Tvho was then visiting Thoenix,
advising against the introduction into
this valley of any other type of cot
ton than Pima, fabrics from which he
handled extensively. Since leaving
Phoenix Mr. Kendall, who now re
f Ides' at Pasadena, has written -The
Republican at greater length on the
same subject:
"By way of Introduction, Is It not
strange that certain cotton growers!
in Arizona should be at variance re
garding the long andshort staple?
How any cotton grower or any one
for the matter of that can abandon
a one variety system of cotton grow
ing to experiment with is more than
I can understand in other words,
making cotton growing a chance
proposition a mighty poor invest
ment. "Of course I am referring to the
present controversy or disputation
regarding the certain type of cotton
to be grown in Arizqna whether it's
more profitable to grow short staple
or the long staple the fundamental
basis of the argument pro or con. As
it Is well known the Pima cotton is
the long staple and it measures from
1& to 1 inches, whiter in color than
the Yuma, and has a beautiful silky
finish, and its wearing qualities su
perior to any cotton, bar none. In
fact, the Pima cotton long staple is
in a class all its own.
"For my part I cannot understand
how any cotton grower will persist
in a purpose by way of an experi
ment o a cotton of an inferior type
to displace Pima, the long staple
which has been developed to its pres-
No More Thrills
Buying a suit of clothes was a
serious matter in the early 80's.
"Trading," as they called it
then, was an all-day event and
the price a man paid for his suit
.depended on his bargaining abil
ity and endurance powers.
When Goldbergs went into
business they marked all mer
chandise in plain figures for all to -read
and the price to one man
was the price to another no
more, no less.
NowTDuying holds no thrills
quality and style may be taken
for granted- and we still have
but one price, marked low in the
beginning. ,
This season we are showing
wonderful values in men's suits
for all ages,
$35, $40, $45
You'll do better at
mi mi mi r n i-wju'- i r'---TB-'1r"-f p"""-r"
ent high standing and for which a
market is being steadily established.
Lrfiok up official cotton standards of
the United States for reference.
'Personally I . have not had the
pleasure of meeting Dr. T. II. Kear
ney or O. F. Cook or Mr. Parker. I
just drifted into Phoenix quietly and
am now staying at the Santa Rita,
Tucson. I am merely guided by my
own intelligence, my knowledge and
my vast experience in handling fin
ished goods made of Egyptian cotton
and some Pima cotton long staple.
My great experience and knowledge is
"Many years ago In England vast
shipments of finished goods would
pass tl-J-ough my hands, consign
ments filr Australia. India, New Zea
land, Soiith Africa, Canada, China and
many other places too numerous to
mention; all of these countries pre
ferred Egyptian cotton, their first
preference. In all of these places
mentioned the writer resided to get
data. Can you realize for one mo
ment, can your brain grasp' the mag
nitude of this great cotton industry?
Can you realize the volume of busi
ness I transacted and samples
counted by tile glass a gauge for
counting shots or number of threads
to the square inch and linen like
wise? "And why' not Pima cotton, the long
staple? Why not this wonderful out
let, especially now when the Egyp
tian cotton is in the state of de
terioration and the number of bales
has been reduced by many, many
thousand, something like 500,000 bales
or more. To the cotton growers of
Arizona I would say. Oh you of little
faith, take courage, and if you have
at any time mixed the breeds try and
remember President Harding's ever
memorable address, It must never
happen again.'
"I would like to write my Impres
sions in full regarding the possibili
ties of Pima cotton, the long staple.
The possible demand, and -what won
derful climatic condition you haye
in Arizona to grow nothing but the
unadulterated long staple Pima cot
ton, and with your vast acreage and
climate you have no real cause to
switch off from a long staple to a
short one. The possible demand for
Pima long staple is untold. Let me
suggest propaganda.
"In place of a population of 300,000
people you would have millions. The
writer can see the busy Lancashire
mills turning out great quantities of
Pima cotton, the long staple, l can
picture thousands of bales . being
shipped by rail to all parts of the
world. Can see uaivesion loauuis wie
ships to every clime. I can picture
Phoenix, Tucson, with many new ho
tels, crowing by leaps and bounds.
Can see better highways, greater
wealth and greater happiness.
"How I wish I could devote my
time for the few vears I have to live
to the cause of Pima cotton long
staple. On every piece of finished
eoods I would have a label printed
Made of Pima Long Staple. Have it
in everv department store through
put this wonderful country. Have
housewives demand it for their
sheets and cases, forbaby clothes,
for their husbands and sons shirts
and for their own personal use, "be
cause -the Pima cotton long staple
has a beautiful silky finish, its color
is whiter and for its lasting quality
no other brand can take its place,
not even the Egyptian. "It is a real
pleasure to handle Pima cotton long
staple, said the salesman to nis cus
tomers. I would have the words
Pima Long Staple in every street car,
on electric sign, boards, on every
screen in every theater. Why, Pima
long staple would become a House
hold name like Heinz's pickles 57
Varieties. ' You would over night
have an established market for the
Pima cotton long staple.
"Cannot the readers of this article
grasp the possibilities? I can see
China and India, the greatest of all
markets, buying you out and even
England although she Is wedded to
Egyptian cotton, demanding it. I can
see the buyers of Europe and the
Colonies and the Orient coming here
and spending their good money in
your hotels to see where the Pima
cotton long staple is grown. So get
busy Mr. Cotton Grower and grow
more acreage of the Pima cotton long
staple to supply your future buyers
with. Get down to business and stop
all this argument and decide for all
time only one type of cotton known
as the Pima cotton long staple. Who
wants the short staple cotton? Who
wants the short ends of flax? Did
you ever hear the story of how the
linen manufacturers experimented
with the short ends (short staple) of
the flax (linen) in Scotland, in Eng
land, in Ireland by making damask
cloths that were always used for
coarse toweling, etc. etc., into sightly
looking table cloths. How they got
busy and boiled aid boiled the yarns
short ends of flax to make the yarn
finer, spun it and made damask
cloths and then bleached them in
Scotland because the water, and for
other reasons Scotland is more suit
able as no linen can be truly
bleached in England. Linen is also
bleached in Belfast, Ireland, and
there are many bleacheries in Ireland.
"Well, to make a long story short
er, these sightly looking damask
table cloths and napkins were
grabbed up because of the cheaper
prices than the good double damask
made of long staple were. They were
sent to the London market and I was
one of the first buyers to place or
ders of this brand in immense quan
tities an experiment. Result was, a
general kick from the British ad
miralty and the civil service to the
everyday housewife how poorly they
did wear. Of course they didn't wear.
They were perished before they were
placed on the market. The yarn was
perished-in the boiling.
"This is a parallel case. The larger
the staple the better it will wear and
hence the greater demand for higher
grade of cotton and linen. Don t
commercialize your long staple Pima
I mean keep up the standard. Buy
ers won t buy short (staple unless
they hove to. Don t strangle your
Pima cotton long staple in its in
fancy. It's a dangerous experiment
to spot your wonderful valley in Ari
zona with short staple. Please don t
do it. And if there is no politics i'
the cotton game leave well enough
alone leave it to impartial experts
who have your interests at heart.
"This cross-breeding, like all cross
breeding and in-breeding, will pro
duce Inferior cotton and will be a
drug in the market and no prices,
and you will have no lasting market,
while they will continue to go to
Egypt for their finer grade.
"Many years ago I had a wonderful
dog; it was certainly a beautiful
creature. I decided to take it to
Madison Square, New York, dog
show, hoping to get the liighest
award. Instead I received the third
award, .James Mortimer the greatest
living authority on dogs 'at that time
was the judge. And, by the way. I
was a guest of his in his beautiful
Long Island home. He eaid, 'Mr.
Kendall, the reason you didn't receive
from me the highest award for your
dog was because she is in-bred."
"This is another parallel case re
garding the long and short and mix
ing breeds staple. Don't go in for
cross-breeding. 'You will receive the
third award instead of the first.' This
argument about the dog and the cot
ton is th same thing, only a little
different. The important difference
between the Pima and the Yuma va
rieties are that the Pima long staple
has a whiter color and a longer
"In conclusion by way of paren
thesis would say that in France they
make up the handkerchiefs and other
soft materials of the finest Egyptian
grown cotton long staple of course.
The fabric is so sheer in texture and
so beautifully soft with a sheen that
it is often mistaken for the pure
sheer linen. The wealthy Americans
and other nationalities not knowing
the difference buy these handker
chiefs and soft materials, thinking
they are buying the genuine article,
the pay from 36 to $75 per dozen
for handkerchief including a very
handsome monogram, the monogram
being the attractive feature and
everything to the handkerchief. The
Parisian, the Londoner, the New
Yorker will buy these handkerchiefs
ad these beautiful soft materials re
gardless of the cost. Then, why not
have these handkerchiefs and soft
materials made of .Pima cotton long
staple because of its silky finish?
Make it an American home industry
home product and to duty at
tached, and why not?
"The quesion is, to be. or not to be,
Pima long staple, or short staple of
mixed breeds. Of course it's up to
the Arizona cotton growers to solve
their own problems.''
Only one day remains in whicii to
make reservations for the Junior
Guild bridge tea and bazaar. The
long list of reservations has grown
longer each day and but a few ta
bles remain. These may be ob
tained i by calling Mrs. C. H. Young,
Early Christmas shoppers will take
advantage of the bazaar's attractive
display to fill their Christmas list.
Many practical and pretty things for
the little folks will be for sale, as
well as innumerable ones for grown
ups. Parcel post and candy booths will
also come in for their share of at
tention. The Day Nursery fund will
thus be swelled and another needy
kiddie cared for and fed.
Four corporations were authorized
to sell stock by the corporation com
mission yesterday.. The Yellow Bird
Silver Mining company was" granted
permission to issue and sell certain
of its securitites for unpatented min
ing claims in the Papago mining dis
trict in Pima county, 500,000 shares
being authorized to be issued in ex
change. The company was given a
permit to sell 100,000 shares at 50
The Katherine Russell Mining com
pany was authorized to issue 600,000
shares to W. C. Russell, George M.
Keller, L. O. Tucker, Bryan C. Far-
rell and Raymond C. Wiley and to
sell 100.000 shares at 63 cents a share.
The company, which incorp,iWted
Nov. 23 for Jl.u'JO.OO'l. divided into
1.500.000 shares at $1 each, owns un
patented lode mining claims in the
San Francisco mining district in Mo
have county.
The Pacific Co-operative Leagu
Stores was given a permit to issue
67,000 preferred stork in exchange for
outstanding loan capital certificates
and to A-IX ?3,33rt shares of .preferred
stock at tl and in. 664 of common
stock at $1 each. The Hall Lumber
company, which operates at Winslow,
was granted permission to sell 200
shares of stock at $100 each. The
company has an authorized capitali
zation of $50,000, divided into 500
shares at $100 par.
BRUSSELS. Belgian business men
are complaining of German dumping
and are demanding preventive meas
ures. German sales to Belgium, they
say, have been increasing rap.diy.
PARIS. A war memorial to the in
habitants of Theux collapsed two
days after it was unveiled. Two were
killed and one was injured.
MELBOCRN3. Prime Minister
Hughes has submitted a proposal by
which Australia will be able to com
municate with England by wireless.
Three Intermediate stations, at Cairo,
Karachi and Singapore, are proposed.
The first colored glee club In Ari
zona was organized in Phoenix on.
Monday evening, November 21. The.
new musical organization has a
membership of 14 and will be known
as the "Capital City Glee Club." It
is announced that it soon will be
heard in public enncert. singing folk
songs. Jubilee and classical and filee
Mrs. M. White is the musical di
rector, and the following are the of- '
ficers: Charles Fish, president and
assistant musical director; William.
Farlic, vice-president; Phil Green,
treasurer; S. W. Ford, secretary, and.
J. R. Jackson, business and advertis
ing manager.
More than 5 per cent of the inmates
in English prisons are women.
No Exchanges
No Refunds
Shoe Fitters Wanted
. 1s M.
Black Pr Or 3. Black
Satin ,.!. VW'O" Satin
If you corns to our
store in the morning wo
can give you Better
Black QfT QK
Satin ....V"OJ
TT 9 TP50 n
L.acvs rurst. .anioe
It's the Talk of the Town
But let bur Prices Speak. Read them carefully, then remember, "Not An Old
Pair in Our Store." If you can find one we will give them to you.
Sale C01 irnencej Today, Dec. 2
Brown Calf or Black Kid Oxfords, (0
Military Heels
Brown Kid Oxfords, Military gg
All Black Satin Strap Pumps, Louis or QK
Junior Heels $0.00
Black Satin Tongue Pumps, QK
Louis Heels V.OO
Black and Brown Kid Boots, Louis or CM QC
Military Heels 0tOeJ
Growing Girls' Black Kid Boots, &O QC
All Leather tPO.OfJ
Boudoir Slippers, Leather Sole and (I? "I AtZ
Heel; all Colors D-L.J
Special assortment of White Trimmed f(
Oxfords and Pumps . J5J-.UU
I . fi
; mMM 9 l-
In New And Favored Styles
Thousands Of Garments Are In This
$20 Coats .
$25 Coats .
$30 Coats .
$35 Coats .
,t Sale of An
mi $35 Coats . . ( f pd $50 Coats ttQ (T
$40 Coats ..P L $55 Coats . . P J W
$45 Coats . . $60 Coats . . aD
Here are the kind of coats you
have been looking for at dollars
less than you would ordinarily
have to pay. Snappy styles for
youthful figures and conserva
tive types for women of mature
Among the styles will be found
the new flare back and loose
fitting or belted models pleated '
backs and straightline coats
some are trimmed with em
broidery, and collars of Fur or
Colors: Black, Navy, Brown,
Tan Mixtures Burgundy.
$50 Coats
Smart and jaunty sports mod
els with becoming furcollars
that lend piquancy to a youthful
face. Each model is roomily
cut, belted all around and fin
ished with large patch pockets.
The assortment also includes
full length coats so altogether
attractive and charming in style,
coloring and trimming that no
one would believe the cost was
Colors: Brown, Navy, Black,
Oxford, Copen
$S5 Coats
Clever designing and careful
tailoring show in the long and
slendtfr lines of these lovely
coats. Every coat is planned
for comfort and service, devel
oped of warm, rich materials.
Every conceivable new style
for women and misses is shown,
in this collection loose flare
backs, yoke backs, belted models
and sport coats with large shawl
collars of fur.
Many delightful new trim
mings and a good range of colors.
$70. Coats
$75 Coats
$80 Coats
$85 Coats
There is a wonderful surprise
in store for women today who
are interested in coats. Nothing
worth while has been omitted
from this extraordinary collec
tion of high grade winter coats.
There are flare and belted
models; ehirred yoke effects;
box pleated and side pleated
styles, showing exquisite trim
ming touches of embroidery, fur
collars, buttons and self trims.
Navy, Black, Rust Brown, Rein
deer, Beaver
New Fall And
$25 Dresses
$30 Dresses
$35 Dresses
$40 Dresses
Canton Crepe, Poiret
Twill, Tricotine, Charmeuse,
Serge, Velvet, Mignonette,
Crepe Satin and Crepe de
An exceptional variety of charming
street and afternoon frocks at the ex
ceedingly low price of $15. Women
and young women have been well pro
vided foi youthful and conservative
styles, including every new Fashion
whim brought out for Fall and Winter.
Friday Morning
10 A. M. to 11 A. M.
One lot pink brocaded coutil J-Oc
Brassieres, all sizes
One lot pink brocaded CI QQ
Corsets, all sizes P-L.tu
22 East Washington Street
Successor to THE FRENCH SHOP
Plain and
Fur Trimmed
Many Less Than Half Price
$40 Suits . . . t
$55 Suits ...
$60 Suits
Soft Wool Velours in jaunty youth
ful styles and semi-tailored suits of
fine worsteds. Some are fur-trimmed.
$70 Suits . .
$75 Suits . . .
$80 Suits ..
Moussyne, Duvet de Laine, Velour
and Yalama, trimmed with Squirrel,
Australian Opossum and Nutria.
$125 Suits . . A
Fur trimmed and richly embroidered
Suits of Moussyne, Yalama, Duvet de
Laine and Velour.
option oi the cotnpanj- making; the '

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