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Stay Cowboy! Let 'er Buck, Prescott Frontier Days, July 2-5, 1921
Cottonwood-Sedona Contract First Under M eio
Nil on
The first road contract to be let
under the first road bond issue
Yavapai county has ever passed, was
let at a session ot tne nignway com-
mission yesterday afternoon to the
Prescott Construction Engineering
company, a local firm.
The contract covers the 20-mile
road project between Cottonwood
and Sedona.
At the same time, all bids for the
Ash Fork-Del Rio road, called for
simultaneously with those for the
Cottonwood-Sedona work, were re
jected by the commission.
Letting of the contract to the
Prescott Construction ' Engineering
company war. due, it was understood, j
to the fact the bid of this concern !
was not only low, but the only com
nlete one for the work, and was re-
garded as an answer to the recent .
speculation as to the possibility ot;t )C expedited as-emergency legisla
te work being let to outside con-jt;on there was much speculation as
tractors as a result of the employ- to wnether the Volstead or Willis
ment of a Los Angeles firm as con- 'measure could be put through first.
suiting engineers, it wasunuersiooa
that the first project does not come
under the purview of the consultants
at this time, as the call for bids and
their submission antedated the en
gagement of the advisors by the
highway commission.
Work on the Cottonwood-Sedona
project will start within 10 days
after the signing of the contract, ac
cording to Chris Totten, one of the
four local men in the Prescott Con
struction Engineering company. "We
have every hope of being able to
complete our job in three months,"
Totten told the Journal-Miner last
The project covers about 20 miles.
The road will start a mile outside
the town limits of Cottonwood and
go to the county line, about a mile
this 'side of Sedona. The work in
volves excavating for the grade, sur
facing and installation of corrugated
iron culverts of the type used by
the Santa Fe railroad. There will
probably be two concrete aprons to
carry the road through smaller
Owing to the completeness of the
bid, it is understood, there will be
very little of the work on the pro
ject to be done by force account.
"We know of none," Totten said
anent this feature.
Thirty or 40 men and 40 to SO
teams will be employed on the road,
Totten said. Men, teams and equip
ment have already been prepared to
go right to work. The bid of the
P. C. E. company specified a time
limit of eight months for the com
pletion of ihe work, but it is ex
pected the road can be completed in
much less time. The company is
composed o A. B. Peach, Chris Tot
ten, O. M. Wold and Paul Lodge.
No total price could be made pub
lic on the work, it was stated by the
engineer, H. L. Fishel, as the bids
are called for on the basis of unit
quantities. He thought the entire
job might amount to about $90,000.
It was indicated in other quarters
about the commission that the con
tract would be worth between $75,000
and $80,000 to the contractors for the
excavation, grading and surfacing.
(Associated Press Night Wire)
DENVER, June 20. Tuesday and
Wednesday Fair; not much change
in temperature.
(Associated Press Night Wire)
NEW YORK, June 20. Cotton
closed steady at a net decline of SO
to 58 points.
(Associated Press Night Wire)
WASHINGTON, D. C. June 20.
The senate started a race with the
house today to outlaw medical beer.
Just after the house rule commit
tee had ended a long hearing on a
proposal to give the Volstead anti
beer and general prohibition tighten
ing up measure right of way, Sena
tor Willis, republican, of Ohio, in
troduced a special beer bill contain
ing the beer and other uncontrovert-
ed sections of the Vdlstead bill with
the hope of having it passed before
the prohibition commissioner pro
mulgates the new medical beer rec
ommendation. In view of statements
By prohibition leaders before the
house committee that they were un
willing to redraft ' the Volstead sun-
piemental bill and their request that
No fr;ends have appeared in the
house for beer as a medicine and
Chairman Campbell of the rules com
mittee expressed what was regarded
as the general view by declaring a
hill to prevent its sale on a doctor's
prescription probably would be
passed unanimously. The committee
will decide later whether the Vol
stead bill or any part of it shall he
given top place on the house calen
(Associated Press Night Wire)
Approval of seven hospital pro
jects involving an expenditure
of $3,010,000 as recommended
by the board of consultants on
hospitalization for the treatment 'j
of former soldiers was- an
nounced today by Secretary
Mellon of the treasury depart
ment. The recommendations include
previsions for the expenditure
of $850,000 at the . United
States Public Health Service
hospital No. 55, Fort Bayard,
N. M., for the construction of
a permanent hospital unit of
250 beds and the improvement
of existing facilities.
At Whipple Barracks, Pres
cott, Ariz., expenditure, of $600,
000 was approved for enlarging
the present hospital by 400 beds
for tuberculosis patients.
(Associated Press Night Wire)
WAUKEGAN, 111., June 20 H. C.
Remier, a pedestrian, was arrested
and fined $7.40 today because he
started to -cross the street and bump
ed into an automobile. He was ar
raigned in police court after his in
jured head was bandaged. The
charge was "bumping into an auto
NEW YORK, June 20 Bar silver:
Foreign, 59jc; domestic, 9c. Cop
per:- Quiet.
To the Editor of the Journal
Miner. Sir: We have observed with
regret some criticism on account
of the appointment', of' Olmsted
& Gillelen by the Yavapai coun
ty highway commission as con
culting engineers, the undersign
ed members concurring.
In view of the policy of 3-our
good paper as being in favor of
good roads, while wc do not in
tend to enter into any contro
versy or argument,- we believe
the taxpayers who may have
been misinformed are entitled to
the facts in the case.
As members of the highway
commission we are entrusted
with the expenditure of $ljS00,
000" of public funds for the con
struction of roads in accordance
with the bond issue. We Con
sider that we have a solemn duty
to perform in securing the best
possible results for the money
expended. In view of thij pol
icy we decided Jhat the Yavapai
county roads " would be, con
structed on an efficient business
basis with no consideration "for
political patronage or favoritism
of any nature whatsoever.
It is our contention that the
members of the highway com
mission have neither the exper
ience nor the time to give to the
work the attention 'that efficient
results demand. We further con
tend that no other man in Yava
pai county has the engineering,
executive or business training to
give the county the results to
which it is entitled unless he has
had many years of practical ex
perience in this particular line of
work. We believe that the road
work requires the combination
of an engineer and a business
executive and after investigating
the standing of the firm of
Olmsted & Gillelen we believe
that we have secured the serv
ices of such a combination.
We believe that we have en
gineers who are most efficient
and well qualified to direct their
duties, but if they were employ
ed by a railroad company, pow
er company, reclamation com
pany or any other corporation,
the3r would be under the direc-
(Associated Press Night Wire)
NEW YORK, June 20. When
the Olympic on which Rear Ad
miral William S. Sims is return
ing by order of Secretary Denby,
docks Wednesday it will be at a
bare pier. Officials of the line
decided today after a conference
with port officials to exclude the
(Associated Press Night Wire)
20. Secretary Denby today said
Rear Admiral Sims on reaching
New York Wednesday would
land when the liner docked and
that the navy had no intention
of sending a vessel to take him
off at quarantine or at sea.
Referring to reports from New
tion of a trained executive with
engineering experience. This
poliqy, which, is essential in cor
porations, is unfortunately not
customary in public work and is
no doubt responsible in many
cases for the gross' inefficiency
and extravagance of public ex
penditures. The services of a consulting
engineer on road work might be
likened to the employment of an"
architect on a building structure
or to a specialist on any other
job and this policy is customary
with up-to-date and 'successful
corporations and individuals.
We were satisfied after inves
tigating the standing of the firm
of Olmsted & Gillelen that they
were able to handle the work
and carry it to completion with
the greatest possible results, as
they come to us highly recom
mended by large business con
cerns in California and Arizona
as upright and honorable men
and as high-class engineers and
business executives.
thorough consideration
of the fee of 4 per cent, or $60,
000, wc were satisfied that if
the commission employed people
to do the work which will be
taken carc of - it! the office of
Olmsted & Gillelen and purchase
supplies which will bej- furnished
by them, that it would cost the
commission approximately the
amount of this fee and we be
lieve that their experience in this
particular line of work will be
of infinitely .greater worth than
an organization built up of
people who have only a meager
knowledge of this work..
We have given this subject
much thought and have secured
the favorable opinions and ap
proval of the largest taxpayers
in the county to our plans.
Possibly we have taken our
task too seriously. It would have
required less courage to have
permitted matters to drift along
as is usual in such work, and
get less efficiency.
In our opinion the nation, the
state and our county are in bad
(Continued on page four)
public "in order to avoid dis
crimination." There have been reports that
proponents and opponents of the
admiral's London speech in
which he dealt with Irish Amer
ican's were planning demonstra
tions. The pier will be heavily
York that sympathizers were
planning a demonstration for the
naval officer the secretary said
he hoped no situation would de
velop to make it impossible for
the admiral to land in the ord
inary way.
Admiral Sims is expected to
proceed here immediately to re
port to Secretary Denby.
(Associated "Press Night Wire) ,
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 20.
A group of oil operators who called
at the state department today to pro
test against the increase in export
taxes on petroleum in Mexico was
assured by Secretary Hughes that he
would give the subject careful con
The right of Mexico to collect the
new taxes, an increase of 25 per cent
was challenged by the representa
tives of practically every American
company operating in Mexico. .
They placed before' the secretary
a- memorandum setting forth the his
tory of oil taxation by the Mexican
administrations since the . overthrow
of Porfino Diaz, expressed their
opinion that in the latest levy tin
fairness and injustice had been dis
played and asserted 'their conviction
that not only was the tax an indi
cation of an intention to confiscate
their properties but that it was il
legally imposed.
Secretary Hughes asked them to.
submit their assertions and -argu
mcnts in the form of a brief. He
was said to have told them that if
the department should consider it
necessary, action would be taken.
The delegation included more than
a dozen representatives of the var
ious oil companies mobilized by the
association of producers of petroleum
in Mexico. At its head was E. L.
Doheny president of the "Mexican
Petroleum company and the Pan
American company.
(Associated Press Night Wire)
ATLANTIC CITY, June 20. Jack
Dempsey increased his boxing to
eight three-minute rounds today, tak
ing on four heavy snarring partners
for two sessions' each. Dempsey
evidently had read what the boxing
experts had written concerning his
workout Sunday which was regarded
as slow because today he set a warm
pace, upsetting the rugged Larry
Williams for the first time. Eddie
O'Hare, who gave the champion con
siderable bother yesterday, repeated
ly feinted for openings hut Dempsey
did not give him an opportunity to
get set. O'Hare failed with his one
two punch with which he nailed
Dempsey yesterday.
In rapid succession Dempsey
boxed O'Hare, Battling Ghee, Wil
liams and Jack Renault. Ghee al
ways was on the defensive and took
three steps backwards for every one
forward. Once the champion crowd
ed the Memphis negro into a corner
and all but knocked him flat.
Dempsey was in a fighting mood
after he had chased Ghee around for
two rounds and when Williams en
tered the ring, the champion tried
to upset him. Williams ran into a
tornado of hooks and was sent
sprawling into the ropes from a right
to the chin in the second round.
Dempsey staggered him with a "left
then crashed over a right that drop
ped him to a sitting position.
Jake Ferrin, wanted in this county
on a charge ot non-support, was
brought to Prescott from Safford
Sunday by the sheriff's office.
dU! will not go about
(Associated Press Night Wire)
DENVER, June 20. Support
ers of Samuel Gompers and John
Lewis, president of the United
Mine Workers of America, to
night were marshalling their
forces for the contest which will
decide whether the veteran labor
leader shall be returned to the
presidency of the American Fed
eration of Labor.
Both sides weret canvassing
the situation and declared they
had mustered sufficient votes to
The Gompers administration forces
went into action immediately fol
lowing the announcement by, Lewis
that he would he a candidate for the
presidency with a declaration that
the veteran labor chief would be a
candidate and had no intention of
Withdrawing from- the race,
Mr.. Gompers stated, however, "that
I consider the position as president
of the American Federation of Labor
so exalted and dignified I would not
stoop to politics to attain it. No
man in this convention nor out of it
can truthfully say, and I -do not be
lieve he would untruthfully make
such a statement, that I discussed the
presidency with him or asked him
for his vote."
Except for his brief announcement
that he was a candidate, Mr. Lewis,
who heads the largest union in the
United States, declined to make any
statement. ,His supporters, however,
were active and claimed that they
had pledged more than 20,000 of
the 38,294 votes in the convention.
Although electioneering on behalf
of Lewis had been in progress here
for the last week, his announcement
came as a surprise to many of the I
delegates. Many had believed that
the miners' chiefs would formally
withdraw from the- race instead of
being -a candidate.
Labor leaders pointed out tonight
that the candidacy of Lewis would
change the whole complexion of the
convention. It was said there prob
ably would be candidates put into
the field in opposition to those of
the administration forces now on
the executive council. Up to to
however, there had been no!cd respecting establishment of re-
indication of such a move.
ip m
(Associated Press Night Wire)
LANGLEY FIELD, Va., June 20.
The greatest armada of air fight
ers ever gathered by the armj' dur
ing peace is ready to hop from the
field tomorrow for a tactical demon
stration of air service claims that
the day of capital battleships is past.
Across Hampton Roads at the
naval base several score of Uncle
Sam's air boats are prepared to take
first action in the bombing of the
ex-German submarine U-117 which
is to take place tomorrow off the
Virginia capes. The vanguard of at
tacking planes will reach the target
anchored SO miles off Cape Charles
at 9 a. m., none" but navy machines
participating in the opening attack.
Immediately behind will fly nine
planes of the S-5-L type, each carry
ing four bombs. A torpedo ..plane
division of five Martin bombers will
follow with six bombs each. Four !
St at
tzj .
(Associated Press Night Wire)
BERLIN, June 20. Thousands of
unemployed workmen today entered
the labor union "assembly and de
manded that all employed workmen
give up their -jobs togive work fo
the idle. The president of the as
sembly was ba'dly beaten with black
jacks and left bleeding. on "the floor.
. The fight spread until 5.000 per
sons were embroiled, using fists,
chairs, and sticks. Repeated alarms
brought several hundred police who
clearedthe building after the uproar
had continued two hours.
The president was taken to a res
taurant, the doors of which " were
locked. The demonstrators attacked
this building, broke-in the doors and
windows and demolished the furni
ture. The president was taken out
by the back way. A rumor that the
president had died was officially, de
nied. .
The trouble began while the labor
union council was in session. The
unemployed were holding a demon
stration outside and sent delegates
into the hall to lay their - demands
before the council. Immediately the
council broke up and fighting began.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 20.
A constitutional amendment under,
which states and municipalities
would be prohibited from appro
priating funds to any religious de
nomination, organization or institu
tion was introduced in the house to
day. The amendment dlso would
provide that no law should be pass-
ligion and its free exercise.
machines of the N-C type, similar
to those used in the first trans
Atlantic flight, will come next with
four bombs each and the column
will be closed by a marine corps
division of six De Haviland bombers
carrying two bombs each.
Flyers at Langley field do not ' ex
pect to have a chance at, the U-117.
Expert opinion, unofficially express
ed, does not expect even that the
last navy planes will find it neces
sary to release their bombs.
John Roberts, a Yuma ' county
deputy sheriff, Sunday escorted C.
M. Thompson back to Parker, where
he 'is wanted on a warrant charging
obtaining money under false pre
tenses. Thompson was arrested last
week at Jerome in compliance with
a request from Yuma county authorities.'

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