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WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY M.QR.NING, APRIL 12, 1922
PAGE THREE BUILDERS STUDY H. 8. 43 (From Friilay's Daily) Belief Exists That Legislation Will Not Affect Highway Commissions That Are Al ready Doing Business. The hows and whys of substitute house bill 43, trimming the sails of the future county highway commis sions, were subjects of lively discus sion at the office of the, Yavapai commission yesterday. Chief Engineer Joe McCarthy was there and had copies ot various forms of the bill, and the puzzle that was agitating the bosoms of the members was just which was the final form. That the bill will not reach back into history and wreak any damage to the present Yavapai commission was the belief that per sisted. A more gloomy view was that one cannot 'most always some times tell what a legislature may do when it gets another whack at a matter of this kind. The bill passed the senate but in an amended form, and what will be done to those amendments when the measure goes back to the Infuse of its origin is the fly in the woodpile, as it were. FRONTIER Elm SHY ONE BUGKER (From Friday's Dally) They will have to find another mean and ornery buckin' horse to take the place of the Laundryman. Harry Heap's personal representative in the string' of outlaws maintained by the Frontier Days association will have to be replaced a whole lot, be cause the G. Reaper, well knoivn in these parts, up and mowed that Laundryman cayuse down the other day. This is the sad tidings brought in yesterday by Foreman A. L. Love lady of the Frontier outfit, who just returned from moving the string from the Dolly ranch to the green pastures and still waters of William son valley, where the animals will j subsist on the grass of Joe young's j pastures until "graining time"' about June 1. Twenty-eight bad, hold bronchos were hived in the Young pasture after a seven-mile drive that had in it some of the Excitement of a Frontier days program. Lovelady was assisted by Ritchie Lewis, the winner last year of the diamond-studded medal. Maybe Ritchie was giving himself a preview of the broncho.-, on which he will ride this summer to defend that medallion. The pasturing of the brutes indi cates that it is crowding onto the tune when things will begin to move in wild west circles. Lovelady says that all the critters are in good shape i except Halter, the miniature simoon, which he's some ga'nt dueT1 to hard feeding lately. Hut IFalter is now on , good grass. His ribs will fill out i and his vicious temper return in all its primitive vigor. For what would Frontier days be without Halter and Ree Wee? Nothin'; just nothin! report the contributions they will make later. The committee includes: Mrs. Geo. Walker, Episcopal church; Mrs. Shaughnesy, St. Vincent de Paul society; Mrs. Harwich, Baptist church; Miss Blanche Xewlin, . Chris tian church; Mrs. J. T. Richards West Prescott Methodist church; Mrs. A. C. Gilmore, Congregational church: Mrs. A. L. Thomas, Marina M. E. church; Mrs. Monroe Rcddin, RebekaU lodge; Mrs. C. E. Yount, Women's Auxiliary American Le gion: Mrs. Dnwell, Prescott Moth ers' club; Mrs. Corinne Irving, Y. W. C. A. and B. P. W. Mrs. S. H. Martin, Monday club; Miss Viv ian Martin, Rattlers' club; Mrs. J. W. Osburn, county charities; Mrs. Julia Murphy, Aaltar society of the Catholic church; Mrs. Robert Birch, Fraternal charities. Yavapai county superintendent, from association headquarters. LTnder original plans, this conven tion, at which important problems of school administration in Arizona will be discussed, was to have been held at .Tucson during L'niversity week at the state university, April 24 to 27, but the wire yesterday notified su perintendents and principals of the change. Among more important matters to be considered at the meeting will be that of teachers' salaries. Movements in some parts of the state to bring about a reduction in compensation for teachers will meet, it is under stood, with strong opposition from the administrative section of the State Teachers' association, and from the association itself. nn inn nnn s t rwpiwcTDCiiiT JunuuL bnuwm LilblieLLii Jill I pflpifq Dim njyp nmrr in ni rrii immu DulLLII 10 M l hi NllU! (From Friday's Dally) A short but important reply brief was filed in the supreme court yes terday by Anderson, Gale & Nilsson in the case of Olmsted & Gillelen, appealing against tile decision in the Hcsla highway commission suit. This brief is intended to meet arguments presented b3' O'Sullivan & Morgan in 'a presentation of the appellee's side of the case, and declares the conviction that the contract for en giheering services signed between the first Yavapai county highway commission and the engineers a 3'ear ago is a valid contract. Judge A. C. Lockwood of Cochise county decided that the contract was invalid in that it extended beyond the term in office of the highway commissioners and the appellant con tends that it was erroneous so to hold as the highway commission was acting in its business and not in its governmental capacity when it enter ed into the agreement. (From Friday Dally) Population of Prescott and Vic inity Increases, as Shown by Crowded Conditions at Miller Valley; Verde Schools. (From Friday' Dally) Grazing inspections on the Pres cott 'National forest arc being made by Paul' W. Roberts, inspector from the offices of the southwestern dis trict forester at Albuquerque, who is now on the Cave Creek district with Robert M.inro, assistant supervisor of the Prescott forest. Upon completion of grazing in spection on the Cave Creek district, Roberts and Munro will come north to the Bloody Basin and Cherry Creek districts of the forest to con tinue the work. Roberts plans to spend approximately a month on the Prescott forest, going over range and grazing conditions. P LUL e SALE FOR EONS. Ml COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OFFICE IS RENTED FOR NURSE (From sTMay's Dr.'.lr) Officers for the community nurse maintained in Prescott by the Ari zona Anti-Tuberculosis association yesterday were secured in the build ing occupied by the Prescott Busi ness college opposite the Yavapai club, and rental for the office space was arranged for at a meeting at the Y. W. C. A. house, of the community nursing activities committee com posed of representatives of churches, lodges, societies and charitable or ganizations of the city. The offices will be occupied within the week by Miss Catherine Beagin, community nurse, and will be known as the community health center, from which medical and health informa tion will be dispensed to the needy requiring it. Contributions to the monthly rent of the offices were assured at yes terday's meeting by the following: Busincs and Professional Wom en's club, $1 monthly; Mothers' club, $2; Christian church, $1; Catholic Altar society, $1; St. Vincent de Paul society, $5; Monday club, $5 for three months; Marina M. E. church, $5 for three months; West Prescott Missionary society, $2.50 per month. Other organizations will f (From Friday' Dally) Offer of sale of the entire assets of the Consolidated Arizona Smelt ing company, comprising roughly the smelter and appurtenances at Hum boldt, the De Soto and Blue Bell mines in the Big Bug district and the Humboldt tojvnsite holdings, will be made by Special Master Joe Dillon at the court house at 11 o'clock this morning.' The action is in compliance with an order of the federal court which handled the case of the receivership of the company and appointed the day and terms of the sale. A bid is expected to be made for the property by the Southwest Met als company, whose representatives are on the ground. This company has in its possession 99 per cent ofJ the unsecured claims against the company, according to attorneys. The minimum bid will be $1,000,- 000 under the terms of the order, and a cash deposit of $50,000 must be put up before the bidder can enter. Indications that Prescott and its environs are increasing in population are not lacking, in the view of the city and county school authorities. Rapid growth of the Prescott school population during the past three or four years will make necessary the construction of a new school in south Prescott, upon plans for which a Phoenix firm of architects is now working; and it is probable that within the nest year the county school at Miller valley will have to be enlarged or altered to accommo date the constantly growinjr school pSpulation of that district. School Crowded There are now between 60 and 70 pupils in the Miller Valley school, it was reported yesterday by Mrs. Ward H. Wheeler, county superin tendent, upon her return from a visit to various schools in the county. The snug building at Miller valley is tax ed to its capacity by its classes, and there are but two teacherSj Miss' Mary McEachren, principal, and Mrs. L. F. Hinzman, to instruct them. Mrs. Wheeler believes that another year will find the Miller valley dis-; trict faced , with a demand . for in creased school facilities': Among other schools visited in the county, this week, Mrs. Wheeler found that at Red Rock that school building, housing 15 pupils, has been newly painted inside and out by the people of the district. Build New School To accommodate children living across Upper Oak creek, a new ac commodation school has started, called the Wyncoop school. A new building was put up by Mr. Fry, one of the residents, to accommodate the ROADS MEET TO BREAK RECORDS Highway Asociation Gatherings in Phoenix This Month Ex pected to Exceed in Size Pre vious Eastern Conventions. SfEHSHE DISTRICTS I OFFICIAL MAP PHOENIX, April 8. There now appears all assurance that the attend arce in Phoenix, April 24 to 29,, at the highway association meetings will be as large as .ever known in any of the previous meetings, held in more easterly points. Director-Gen eral . J. A. Rountree of the UniteuS States- Good Roads association daily is receiving letters from distinguished Americans who advise him they will be present, and is hoping for attend ance of even President Obregon of Mexico, from which, country, in any event, is to come a representative delegation of engineers and states men. Among those who will be here are Senator Charles E. Townsend, chair man of the senate committee on post offices and post road? and author of the Townsend federal, aid act; Sec retary of Agriculture Wallace; L. D. Blauvelt, state highway engineer of Colorado, accompanied by two mem bers of the Colorado Highway com mission; Governor Lee Trinkle of Virginia, whofe hobby is said to be good roads; former Governor Larra 2ola of New Mexico, yt'hp will re spend to the address of welcome that will be delivered by Governor Camp bell of Arizona, and who will advo cate cession to the states of the re maining public lands; John A. Crook of Colorado, who built the Grand Canyon suspension bridge and who will have a j place on the program; G. A. Martin, editor pf the El Paso Herald and president of the El Paso Automobile club, who will fpeak on "Tourist Travel in the West;" Mrs, B. Frank Mebeme of North Caro lina, an eloquent good roads advo cate, and other representatives of at least twenty-eight states, evidenced by reservations already made in the hotels of Phoenix. President of the United States Good Roads association, re-elected at the Greensboro meetinpJ,last year, is Governor Brough, who has been head of the organization since the death of the founder, Senator Bank head. At the head of the collateral Bankhead National Highway associ- tion is Benehan Cameron, who now is working in the east to help in arousing interest in lathe- Phoenix meeting and in secu'rih'g attendance of national celebrities. Over 100 del egates are expected from Texas and an equal number each from California and New Mexico. Arizona may have as many listed in the Bankhead high Avay section, owing to competition concerning possible division of the route through Arizona1.'1" The Arizona State Good Roads association is planning "motorcades" of attendance from the principal Ari zona cities, the association members from other cities to be joined to the local reception committee for the en tertainment of visitors from other; (From Sunday- Daily) Division of Yavapai county into three supervisoral areas in com pliance with the new law was out lined at the office of Clerk Donovan yesterday and accepted by the three members of. the board who met in continuation of the regular session of Monday and Tuesday. Formal ddoption of the map designating three supervisoral districts will be part of the business. Prescott is in two districts, the line of demarkation following Gurley street. The district boundaries follow those of justice precincts. One slight change in a legislative district is . made to simplify the dis tricting; this lops Mayer off the leg- islative district in which Jerome and Clarkdale and Humboldt lie and adds it to the district chiefly remarkable for containing the southern half of Prescott. All the various political subdivis ions of Yavapai county are now drawn on one map nvhich will be made" the official map of the county. Lines of different colors bound the 12 justice precincts, the four legisla tive districts and the three super visoral districts. Here is the new division in terms of existing justice precincts: Firt Supervisoral District Seligman, Ash Fork,- Bagdad, Hum boldt and all of the Prescott justice precinct lying north of Gurley street and its eat and west prolongations. Second District . The south half of the Prescott precinct; Congress Junction, Crown King, Mayer. ( Third District ' Jerome, Clarkdale and Camp Verde. On the advice of the county at torney's office, the board considered population as indicated by the last vote for governor as, the chief factor in the division. The distribution of taxable valuation was the secondary consideration. The law obliging counties to subdivide says population and wealth shall be considered in making the divisions. JJovovan say the division will give nearly equal voting strength to the three districts. A GUY TO SELL OFF 17 children of the district who would, s(ates Autos vi ,e at ,)and for otherwise have been without school facilities. The schools at Clemenceau and Willard were found to be in good condition. Miss Florence A. Bab cock is principal at Clemenceau and Miss Helen Shapcr at Willard. Highjwa' water in Oak creek has made going ! to school difficult, but there has j been only a slight drop in attendance during the storm, which has also I made it difficult for the county su perintendent to get around to the schools. viewing the sights of the Salt River valley, over several hundred miles of cement paved roads, while on the 29th hist., the citizens of Gloge and Miami will be hosts at the opening exercises on the new Superior high- IEEE SIGNS T 1EET THE SAILO PHOENIX, April 8. As a copper salesman, Ernest Hall secretary oi strte, is thrre with the goods. Whether it was because of the beautiful samples of copper automo bile license plates which he exhibited a la traveling salesman plates which glistened with the sheen of freshly minted gold, or whether it was be cause of the smile which seemed to reflect the .glory of the burnished metal, no out can explain. The fact remains that Ernie sold the state of Arizona $7,000 worth of , copper plates at least he convinced the members of the lower house that copper was the proper caper for next year s plates, and they agreed to in elude tie $7,)0O in the appropriation bill. "How can we expect people to use copper, if we don't set them a good example," said Hall. "The copper plates will cost 18 cents a pan more than the steel plates, but think of the value of the advertising of the state of Arizona." . suppose that the secretary will guarantee that Arizona copper is used in these plates," said Mrs. Bush. The secretary smiled assurance that ho would. "It simmers down to a question," said Representative McGrath, "of whether we want to spend 7,000 for advertising copper." ( "It's the first chance we've ever had to patronize the copper compan ies," said Representative Udall. It looked for a moment as though someone were trying to throw cold water on the proposition, but ,Hall only had to smile his coppery smile to get every one in a coppery notion again, and the day was won for cop per license plates. SKIER RATES LOW TO COAST AND EAST E AND SUPERIOR STARTING TO WORK MEET TOON MONDAY (From Friday's Dully) County and city school superin tendents and school principals of Arizona will attend a convention of the school administrative section of the Arizona State Teachers' associa tion at Tucson Monday and Tues day, April 10 and 11, it was an nounced yesterday in a telegram re ceived by Mrs. Ward H. Wheeler, . , f CIALS INSPECT LINES (From Sunday's Dully) High officials of the .Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe system, including the Santa Fe coast lines, naasnl through Prescott in a five-car spe-' vaiIs. 'n most Parts of the state, (Frem Fri.y"; Bills') For the first time in two years the Ray Consolidated mill at Ray began to operate on a small scale last Sat urday, and the companies at Ray and Superior, including the Magma at the latter place, are beginning to work, according to W. J. O'Brien who returned last night at the end of an extensive trip of the southern part of the state- A strong feeling of optimism pre- cial train yesterday on their regular semi-annual-tour of inspection of the Santa Fe lines. The party included A. G. Wells of Chicago, vice-president; W. J. Black of Chicago, gen eral passenger traffic manager; I. J. Hibbafd of Los Angeles, general manager of the coast lines; J. R. t Hitchcock of Los Angeles, assistant general manager of the coast lines, and J. R. McCulIough of Winelow, superintendent of the Albuquerque dn-ision. Reaching Prescott shortly before noon yesterday, via Barstow, Cadiz and Phoenix, the party was joined here by W. P. Arntz, roadraa6ter of the fourth section of the Alhiinnfr- que divisicS, including the Ash Fork, Prescott and Phoenix hnc9, and from here proceeded to Clarkdale. Re turning to Prescott last night, the officials will continue their journey today to Ash Fork, the Chicago of ficials from there going- east and the coast lines officers returning to Los Angeles. Journal-Miner crassifietl ads bring sure returns. O'Brien reports, and good words are heard for Prescott and its street pav ing program. Many people in the south are talking of coming to Pres cott this spring and Summer. Dairy interests in the .Salt River valley are being iucreased and crops cut down a little. ("It looks pretty down there, said the secretary of the Spring Valley townsite. "AH the fruit trees in bloom and the alfalfa coming up." LOCATION NOTICE RUSH (From Sanfiiy's Dally) The periodical boom in "quota tions" on mining location notices which every now and then indicates that a bunch of mining men have reached town with a bunch of ground to add to the category of mining lands, was on again yester day. Fifty-one location notices were filed with the county recorder, 39 in the Black Canyon district, by F. E. Carroll; six in the Verde district, by A. T. Coston; five in the Date Creek district, by James M. Ross; and one in the Big Bug district, by Claud O. Eckel (From Sunday's Dally) diet Neff yesterday signed a con tract to meet Sailor Danny Burns before the American Legion here April 20, and notified the Prescott committee to that effect by telep hone. He announced also that he had ac'nt a certified check for $100 as his appearance forfeit. Neff, who is from the famous Vernon stable of young boxers, has been fighting in the south of the state for nearly a year and this will be his first show before a local crowd. The quality of Sailor Burns' work is well known from his show ing against Jack Lynch here Wash ington's birthday. An announcement in a local paper last week that Mike Ryan had been matched for a boxing contest before a Prescott crowd was characterized by the original Mike Burns last night as extremely far fetched. "I arrived at Whipple Barracks two weeks ago Friday," Ryan told the Journal-Miner, "and as I am stationed in Ward 12 1 think it high ly erroneous to say that 1 am going to indulge m any boxing for a long while. If they have a Mike Burns to do any boxing, he is not the Mike that has fought through the middle west and earned some consideration for that name. 1 have also fought under the name of Buddy Ryan. (From Sunday Dally) Summer excursion rates on the Santa Fe lines will be lower this year than they were last, both to the Pacific coast and to the east, it was announced yesterday by Ticket Agent Fred Cromwell. Going into force on May 1st and lasting until the end of September, rates to Los Angeles will be $28.25 for 15-day round trip excursion tickets, and $24.7a for 90- day tickets, as against $34 for 15-day and $40.50 for 90-day tickets last year. The 1921 charges also carried the 8 per cent war tax wliich ha since ueen removed. Rates to Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon remain the same as before, but those to eastern points will be considerably lowered during the ex cursion season. The 'tariffs to the principal eastern cities for 90-day excursion tickets this summer" will be: Denver, $64; Kansas City, $72; St. Lcuis, $81.80; Chicago, $86; Philadelphia, $144.92; New York, $147.50; Quebec, $155.72. The aver age of reduction can be seen in the comparison between the 1921 and 1922 rates to Boston 1922, $158.30; 1921, $179, plus 8 per cent war tax. proclaim mi ll GRIT'S DAY Governor Requests Appropriate Observance of Services of Civil War General And Presi dent on That Date, OF COUNTY PASSED (From Sunday's Ds,lly) The financial standing of Yavapai county at the close of business March 31 was filed with the board of super visors yesterday by County Treas urer Frank E. Smith, and was passed upon and accepted by the board. The report shows the l olio wing summary Balance Feb. 28- Receipts, March ..$1,737,191.41 78,846.42 Ryan's home is in Kansas City; j he was originally from Chicago. At t Disbursements, March present he is among those fellows t who- must devote their next few Balance, March' 31. ycars 10 getting wen. 1,816,037.83 89,583.41 PHOENIX, April 7. Governor Campbell has issued a proclamation setting aside April 27 as U. S. Grant day, with the suggestion that com memorative exercises be held by churches and schools. The proclamation reads as follows: Arhong- the notable figures of thd civil war, surpassed in glory only by the martyred president, was Ulysses S. Grant. The march of time is im pressed upon us by the fact that soon will .approach the centennial of his birth. Now, after 60 years have passed, into the union of the states hag come a union of thought that in Grant was raised up an instrument through which the Almighty forged the bands that have reunited a dis turbed and divided nation in such wise that it has become a citadel for liberty, so strongly founded that even the waves from a later and greater storm of war could not pre vail against " it. Grant was one of the marvels of American citizenship, born in obscurity, exhibiting in his youth no signs of future greatness. Yet by sheer merit he rose to the command of the greatest armies that till then ever had been gathered. He was -greater after victory than he was. on the field of battle, for his forbearance toward the conquered served to more speedily reunite the severed fragments jf the nation that did any other single action. There is more than personal sig nificance in the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of Grant's birth. There must arise the thought that he was little older than the average age of the men who fought in the war between the states, and that it is now 37 years since his death. Initiation of the celebration comes from the Grand Army of the Republic, though joined in by the Woman's Relief Corps, Loyal Le gion, United Spanish War Veterans and American Legion and other similar bodies. There is pathos in call, in which is recited: "This is"pr,obabIy the. last time, that the Grand Army of the Republic, as an organization, will seek the aid of the people and the constituted authori ties in doing honor to the memory of the distinguished leaders of that great army of the union wliich saved the country from wreck- and ruin, and, by so doing, made it possible, through a united country, in 1917-18, to save the civilization of the world. Our ranks now are very thin. Only a remnant remains. But our hearts are yet warm with zeal for our country, and our faith is undimmed." At the last Grand Army national encampment resolutions were passed, asking- that patriotic v exercises be held on April 27, 1922. in all the schools and churches of the land and that legislatures, governors and mu nicipal officers, be urged to take evil action to bring to the attention of the people the- great lessons taught by General Grant's steadfast adher ence to his country's cause in the time of severest trial. In this I would express most hearty cpneurrence. Now, therefore, I, Thomas E. Campbell, governor of Arizona, do recommend that on Thursday, April 27, 1922, in the churches and schools of Arizona and within the various patriotic organizations of the state. there be held appropriate exercises commemorative of the character of Olysses S. Grant and of the service done by him in re-establishing the unity of the nation and in preserving t for the maintenance of liberty, both of America and of the world. SCOUT CAMP BOARD MEETS MONDAY EVE (From Sunday's Dally) The camping and outdoor activi ties, .committee-of the Boy Scouts has been called together by Chairman bouthwortli for a meeting at scout headquarters Monday evening -at 7:30. Tho members of the commit tee are Dr. Yount, Leslie Derrick and T. H. Bate. Plans for the summer camp, its location, cost, duration and other factors entering in the making of this year's camp the best and big gest in the history .of Prescott scout ing will be discussed. With the larger council, and greater scout field to draw from it is expected that this year's camp will eclipse any yet held in this vicinity. The committee is composed of men versed in the out-of-doors and acquainted with the vicinity and with a knowl edge of boys and camping and their efforts are bound to bring results 1,726,454.42 NEAR END OF TRAIL SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 To day marked the opening of the fifth week of the third trial of Roscoe Arbuckle and for the first time the end of- the case seemed near. The sessions today were spent by both sides in the piecing together of bits of evidence tending to complete the chain of testimony, and when court ndjourned the defense had concluded its case. FRONTIER FAN HERE Clarence Jackson, enthusiastic fan of the Prescott Frontier days, spent yesterday in Prescott. Clarence says while browsing about he wanted to learn definitely as to the dates of the Frontier days and all about it. "There's a lot of enthusiasm about the country and the boys will be at I the one big contest in July." Mrs. ' Tnrt-nn Sfcnmnnniffl him in iU Ift- Journal-Miner Liners Get Results. 'Jackson accompanied him to the city. YOUNG PEOPLE HOLD (From Saturday"! Dftlly) Young people's societies of Pres cott churches will convene in a union meeting at which the Christian En deavor society of the Congregational church will act as host organization, tomOrrbw evening at 6:30. Anions' the societies which will be repres ented will be the Christian Endeavor of the Christian and Congregational churches, Epworth Leagues of the Marina street and West Prescott Mfcthodist churches, and the Baptist Young People's Society. Rev. E. Lee Howard, of the Con gregational church will address the gathering. The program will be led by Andrew R. Groenink. Subdivision of the topic for the evening have been apportioned out among repre sentatives of the different societies for tliree-rainute talks.