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MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press la exclusively entitled td the use for republication of all news credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper and ulso the local news published herein. All rights of republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. THE HYPOCRISY OF THE LEAGUE THE hypocrisy of those countries responsible for the policies of the league of nations has never been more strikingly in evi dence than in the recent agreement for the adjustment of differ ences with Turkey. Far from carrying out the loudly applauded declaration of Mr. Lloyd George in 1917 that the day of the Turk in Europe had ended, this new arrangement practically returns to Turkey the European holdings that were taken from her dur ing the war. The foreign ministers in session at Paris have agreed to turn over to the Turks a part of Thrace, to leave Con stantinople, under Turkish control, and to restore Turkish sover eignty 'ovejj' Armenia and the Armenians. The abandonment of the Armenians" to aJmost'( certain slaughter is the outstanding feature of this program.' i . The covenant of the, league of nations contains this highly altruistic passage: "Certain communities formerly belonging to the Turkish Empire have reached a stage of development where their existence as independent .nafions can be provisionally rec oginzed, subject to the rendering of administrative advice and as sistance by a mandatory until such time as they' are nble to stand alone. The wishes of these communities must be a principal' con sideration in the selection of the mandatory." Thq, scramble of the allies for mandates over Syria, Mesopo tamia, and. Palestine, is a very recent memory. Those territories contained rlcii !ol jeposits and other natural resources coveted by the countries that were parcelling out the mandates. But Ar menia held no such riches, and offered problems of administra tion that were shunned by each of the allies. It will be remem bered that they prevailed upon former President Wilson to ask congress to accept a mandate for the United States over Armenia, and he actually did make such a request of the senate. It was promptly turned down, after Geh. Harbord had made a personal inspection of Armenian conditions and had reported that it would cost this country upwards of $500,000,000 a year to maintain order there. The allies have dodged the Armenian issue ever since the armistice, and their , ministers now refer to the problem in the following paragraph that is to form a, part of the agreement with Turkey: "The situation of the Armenians has received spe cial consideration as much on account of the obligation contracted by the allied powers during the war as on account of the cruel suffering endured by that people. Consequently the aid of the league of nations is sought, in. addition to the provisions- made for tlie protection of minorities, with a view to satisfying the traditional aspirations of the Armenian people and the establish ment of a national home 'for them." Of course the council of the league-of nations is but a dis guise for the very countries whose ministers drew up the above remarkable declaration. If those countries will not undertake to protect Armenia acting through a mandate, they will hardly try tb do so acting through the league of nations. The truth is that Armenia is to be abandoned to the Turks, the traditional program of bloodshed and oppression in that unhappy country is to be revived, and further mockery is to be made of the league coven ant, the preamble of which says its object is "to achieve interna tional peace and security." ARMY POSTS ONGRESS, in its desire to make a good showing for econ- v omy, wants to make a drastic cut in the size of the United States army. Secretary Weeks, not unwilling to economize but differing with congress as to the number of troops required, has hit upon a telling opposition argument. He gives the congressmen to understand that if the army is reduced as they demand, it will mean the abandonment of various military posts scattered around the country. That hits congress where it lives. Every attempt ever made tb reduce the number of army posts has met with the implacable opposition of the local community and the local congressmen. The general public, recognizing the human appeal of this argument to localities affected, also recognizes that it has nothing at all to do with the main question, which 'is how many soldiers are actually needed by the country for federal policing and nation al defense. The general public, too, sees that this very army post question is one that ought "to be determined on lines far broader than those of mere' local interest. Scattering the army in small units all over the country not only means a lot of unnecessary expense in itself, but it means a loss of efficient training and strategic value. It is about time to inquire whether the army posts are maintained for the army or the army is maintained for the army posts. NOTICE OP SHERIFF'S SALE ON SPECIAL EXECUTION No. 7895 Wireless light is the latest. "Bottled sunshine" they call it If things keep on going this way we'll have a sort of thermostat climate before we're through; and anybody can open up a bottle of Spring, or pull the cork on a cold or warm spell at will. "Women Victims of Men Organize at Nice." With total dis regard for French pronunciation, it is, we think, a nice thing to do The next step will be the organization of men victims of women If jilted suitors are included, why not hold it at Cannes? The traitor who gave information that led to the execution of Edith Cav,ell has been sentenced to death.. We ,all .know where he will go when the executioner gets through with him, but wont it be asking rathy tooi much of the other inmates of the place to associate with him ? THE BUSINESS OF ALL WITH new educational and uplift movements being started all the time, the National Economic Organization may attract less attention than it deserves. This body with a backing of prominent financiers and business men, plans a campaign of na tional education on present economic conditions and their solution. It will try "to .bring to the American people, through press, plat form and public exhibits, "a better understanding of economic questions such as taxation, tariff and European readjustments, to the end that sound legislation may be promoted and unsound proposals defeated." Nothing is more needed at the present time. Never "have economic problems been so big and complex and the need of un derstanding so widely felt. And unfortunately it happens that the economic discussions which reach the biggest audiences are us ually those of politicians, who are not thoroughly equipped for handling such topics, and whose primary interest is not a scienti fic and lasting solution but their own re-election to office or the fortunes of their own party. The very word "economics" has a highbrowish and repellent sound to most people. What it means is simply the business of all of us, and what the economists aim at is better business and more comfort in the material things of life through intelligent understanding and organized action. With politically disinterested experts handling economic prob lems, there is a better chance of getting somewhere. The plan is fundamentally simple. The promoters, realizing that congress fails to deal adequately Avith pressing problems, propose 'to edu cate the public and trust to the public eventually to bring press ure to bear on congress in the righL directions. It is sound enough, provided the promoters themselves can keep clear of all suspicion of personal or partisan bias. Spewing of knocKt, a contemporary says that Rumsoia re sembles nothing so much as a Western "boom" town. ' A united mine worker protests against overproduction in the coal industry. Householders who bought coal last winter wil wonder what the price might have been had the production re mained at normal. They are not going to admit women to membership in the house of Lords', after, all. It's just as well. The house of Lords never will be permitted by the commons to have the last word. The vote in the senate on the Four Power Pact shows that the strength of the opposition was not measured by the pages of the Congressional Record occupied by voluble denunciations. Have you read about that check for 19 cnts, drawn by the United States and returneU marked "no funds?". .Why not have a million or so photographic copies made for distribution in Europe? The president of Uruguay favors abolishing the presidency Perhaps he thinks it would work out better than abolishing presi dents, which is a favorite South American pastime. The man who invented wireless is a genius, but not much of one compared with the man who will invent, if he can, a method by which the government can regulate broadcasting. Henry Ford is quoted as saying he would issue currency against water power. The issuing of stocks against water power has proved highly profitable at times. These stump speeches by radiophone are all right as a nov elty, but even the biggest amplifier does not enable an honest voter to touch a candidate by wireless. Great Britain has at last become reconciled to paying the in terest on her American debt, to payment of the principal. In time she will see her way clear The fact that the stock market started , going up as soon as the coal strike was called must be a sad blow .to the pride of the miners and operators. The Rotarians urge "better juries." We. will have better juries just as soon as respectable citizens of standing quit dodging jury service. There is said to' be a college for crooks in Chicago. How would you like to be a laboratory exhibit for a sophomore sand- bagger? "Twenty Chorus Girls Flee Fire, Scantily Clad," says a head line. Why not just say, "Twenty chorus girls flee fire?" Only about, half a century ago tlie cable, .was perfected, and in another half a century it probably -will be bbsolete. Would divorces obtained by Americans in Paris come Within the designation "invisible exports"? - It may be that a king can do no wrong, but he can do a lot of things that don't "look right." It would be just like the cx-Kaiser to outlive" all his contem poraries of ex-temporary status. A 66-year-old Ohio hunter has 00 guns, but it's all right.. He knows when they're loaded. f After all, the miner has his si'd'e. matter how much he digs. He's aKvay iii the hole, no The late ex-Emperor Car is just another scalp' tied to the belt of William of Hohenzollern. ' We a're luviug some very f;;ie Uti iWir,er wSith'e'f this egr!? Spring. In the superior Court of the State of Arizona, in and for the County of Yavapai. The State of Arizona, ex rcl.( F. E. Smith, Tax Collector, Plaintiff, vs. Albert Rittcr, Defendant. Under and by virtue of a Writ of Special Execution issued out of the Superior Court of Yavapai County, State of Arizona, on the 1st day of April, A. D. 1922, in the above en titled action wherein the State of Ari zona, ex rel. F. E. Smith, Tax Col lector, the above named plaintiff ob tained a judgment against Albert, Ritter, the defendant above named, on the 26th day of July, A. D. 1921 for the sum of Eighty-four and 04 100 ($84.04) Dollars, togetHer with interest thereon at the rate of Six (6co) per cent per annum, with costs taxed at the sum of Thirty-nine and 02-100 ($39.02) Dollars, and accruing costs. I have this day duly and according to law, levied upon al the right, title, claim and interest of the said de fendant, Albert Ritter, in and to the following described real estate situate m the County of Yavapai, State o Arizona, to-wit: EBERHART Mining Claim, in the Walker Mining District. Notice Is Hereby Given that on Tuesday, the 9th' day or May, A. D. 1922, at the hour of' eleven, o'clock in the forenoon of that day, at the north door of the Court House, of the County of Yavapai, ( StafCj bf Ari zona, in theiCitViOf Prescott. I wil' in obedience , to, said -Writ of 'Special Execution, sell all the . right, tiile, claim and' interest,' ofi he ,i defendant above named, Albert Ritter, in and to the above described rial estate,' or so much there of as may be neces sary to satisfy said plaintiff's judg- ment with interest thereon, costs and accruing costs, to the highest bidder for cash in lawful , money of' the United States of America. Witness my hand this 5th day of April, A. D. 1922. i WARREN G. DAVIS, Sheriff. By JOS. C. FURST, Deputy. (4t-W. First pub. April 12, 1922). of the contractor to whom the award is made. All bids shall be addressed to the Yavapai County Highway Commis sion, Prescott, Arizona, and plainly marked on the outside of the enve lope the nature of the bid. The Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids. CHRISTINE F. JOHNSON, Secretary. YAVAPAI COUNTY HIGH WAY COMMISSION. (2t-W. First pub. April 12, 1922). All the occupants were reported slightly bruised but otherwise unin jured. Captain Amundsen is resting at a hotel here tonight and fntends to go to Cleveland by train tomor row morning. The plane will be re paired here. Captain 'Amundsen attributed the mishap to an overheated motor, which forced him to descend from an altitude of 6,000 feet In making the landing the plane turned completely over. 3f NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS FIRST DIRT TO Ml FLY AT DEPOT HRiliflN (From Tuesday's Daily) Contractor Announces That Second Arrest of Thumb Butte Man Occurs Sunday. Hot Still '"Produces Charge of Manu facturing Intoxicants. Charged with manufacturing alco- Equipment Is, to Arrive in holic Hquor, Frank Dean was brought Time to Show Skeptics Some Plowing by Wednesday. In anticipation' yesterday of the ar rival before this morning of the grading equipment he has ordered from Phoenix, Ed Van Doom, boss paver who is contracted to do the downtown and South Pleasant street ;beingi empty, were found near the in to the county jail Sunday from the Deering ranch near Thumb Butte. The arrest was made by Deputy Sheriff James Cook, and ac cording to the officer's account of the affair, Dean was found operating a hot still. Ten mash barrels, one of which contained mash, the others jobs, announced 'that , ,he hoped to stick a plow in the ditt heir '. the depot by tomorrow morning. , The first stab, will be delivered on Nqrth Cortez street. A vast quantity of, surface dirt will be loosened and hauled away and dumped in low streets . ,and- lots, including the grounds--around' the old governor's" mansion on West Gurley. Van Doom has been pacing around locating the points where surplus street isfo" &crj dumped. The men are ready ta unload and set up the grading equipment Others are finishing, the screening plant that will supply the sand and gravel for the, concrete. This plant is located north of town across the railroad tracks. Cortez street and Gurley as far as the Granite creek bridge will be completed in time to carry the heavy westbound Erontier days traffic. Concrete "B" Concrete Concrete Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the Yavapai County Highway Commission, Prescott, Ari- zona, on April 20, 1922, at 10:30 A. M., for the construction of Sec tion 5-A of the Prescott to Canyon Highway, approximately twelve (12) mines in length. Approximate Quantities. 7500 Cu. Yds. Common Excavation. 5000 Cu. Yds. Loose Rock Excava tion. 5000 Cu. Yds. Solid Rock Excava-- tion. 1000 Cu. Yds. Common Borrow. 600 Cu. Yds. Loose Rock Borrow 2000 Cu. Yds. Earth Ditching. 500 Cu. Yds. Loose Rock Ditching. 200 Cu. Yds. Solid Rock Ditching. 700 Cu. Yds. Unclassified Excava tion for Structures. 200 Cu. Yds. Selected Gravel for Fords. 050 Cu. Yds. One-man Moue in Place. 500 Cu. Yds. Class , for Bridges. , 30 Cu. Yds. Class for Bridges. 230 Cu. Yds. Class for Headwalls. 200 Cu. Yds. Class for Fords. 40 Cu. Yds. Rubble Headwalls. 30 Cu. Yds. Dry Rubble Masonry 18000 Cu. Yds. Surf acihg, Loading, and Spreading Only. 7000 Mi. Yds. Surfacing Haul. 1000 Sta. Yds. Overhaul. 250 Liu. Ft. 2-in. Pipe Handrail. 4000 Lin.. Ft. Grader 'Ditch. 350 Old Pipe Culverts, Re moving and Replacing. 44 Lin. Ft. 18-in. C M. Pipe. Com plete iu Place. 22 Liii. Ft 24-iii. C k Pipfe, Con1 plete in Place, i 44 Lin. Ft 30-in. C M Pipe, Com plete in Place. 22 Lin. Ft. 36-in. C M Pipe,- Com plete fii Place. 44 Lin. Ft. '42-iil. C M Pipe, Com pletc in Place. 242 Lin. Ft 48-in. C M Pipe, Com plete ,in Place. 34000 Lbs. Reinforcing Steel in Place. 2 Miles Crowning, and. Shaping. Bids must be submitted on the form furnished by the Commission and must be for each and every item shown thereon. Copies of' the plaiis and specific!' his may be see' nat ttTe o'ffjcjfc' o "B" Concrete Concrete for ticms niay be see' nat the officii of the" Yava&ai County Highway? Ctrai- mission, Prps'cottj' AHz'oha, arid iniy bo obtained on the deposit of "tin Dollars ($10.00). All bids must be accompanied by a certified or cashier's check for1 five (5) per cent of 'the gross amount of tlie bid; payable to the" Yavapai County Highway Comaiisiios, still, which was of copper with iron pipes. Dean was arrested shortly, before last Christmas on a similar charge, but was later released. He is j being held for arraignment and preliminary examination. , i t ' Sunday .Arrests i lAmorig others arrested Sunday were FrankSjinnettT'complainant on a biginy--narge against Jessie Coop erTwhom he alleges is May Thomp son Stinnett, his wife, and one of the principal figures in what threat ens to be the most involved case of personal relationship to come before the Yavapai county courts in years. Stinnett was arrested bv Chief of Police McMahon, charged with be ing drunk and disorderly. Walter Perry was arrested Sunday by City Policeman Lawrence Wilson, charged with being drunk and dis orderly. It is alleged that he started a brawl while drunk. HOOKS IN SESSION A regular monthly meetintr of the 'UU-J "-"-T- t""-- ' "- M' 1.1111 night with Foreman Ben Powers in the chair. The routine of the month was taken up, including the bolony sandwiches. I MS MM II PLAN 5 T II TREE (From Tuesday's DalliA "If it is possible to be agreeably disappointed, that was our condition when we found this beautiful city of Prescott, nestled among these pine clad hills. We drove from Los An geles via Congress Juuction and are en route to the Grand Canyon." In these few words Grew Ells, director of the First National bank of Los Angeles, asked for road in formation at the chamber of com merce yetserday. "The roads from Congress Junc tion up were in splendid condition, but those in California were not so good." R. T. AGEE RETURNED (From Tuesday's Daily) Robert Thomas Agee, formerly of Wagoner, was brought to Prescott yesterday from Oakland, Calif., to Pupib of the Lincoln school yes terday afternoon celebrated Arbor Day at the school, when Boy Scouts of Troop Four, which meets at the school, planted an eight-year Cot tonwood in the school's front yard. With classes and teachers grouped abouf the hole which was to receive the tree. Forest Supervisor H. B. Wtales told them about different trees of this region, their probable ages and length of life. The fifteenth anniversary of Ar bor Day will be celebrated April 22, throughout the United States, ac cording to presidential proclamation, the forest supervisor said, adding that Arizona, just a little ahead of the other state in almost everything else, is also ahead of them in this. His listeners were informed that trees of different kinds grow with varying rapidity, the cottonwood being one of the most rapid growers. With branches of trees "now growing in the city as examples, the school chil dren were told of seeds and buds and flowers. The uses of trees and of th'e national forests were explained From various angles. The suggestion of one of the scouts that the forests are to be used for having a good time in, was heartily endorsed. Something of forestry work was related, the supervisor re- face a charge of non-support prefer red against him in the Yavapai coun-j questing the boys and girls to re- IJr lAJUlia 1113 VVU, OdUlC .TltfCC, VI Wagoner. Following issuance of the complaint, a warrant was given the sheriff for serving, and Deputy .Sher iff (Seorge Payne was dispatched to Oakland to return with the prisoner. Mrs. Agee complained that her husband, had left her over "a year ago, and had since that time failed to support his minor children or to furnish them with the necessities of existence. NARROWLY ESCAPE DEATH IN PLANE Satisfactory bonds will be required 'a field. (Associated -Preis! Klebt Wire) CLARION, Pa.; April lOACaoUin Roaid Axmmdsen, the arctic expISrer, and. four flying companions narrowly" escaped, death at Miola, near here, this afternoon,, when the monopla'ne in which they, were making a flight from New York to Cleveland, the first, lap of a continental journey, turaei oVor whta forced to land in port to him any signs bf fires they might find, and to use all precau tions necessary for th prevention of fires during summer trips into the woods. The cottonwood was then placed in its hole after its roots and bran ches had beerr trimmed. Before sand was packed ahout the roots, a bottle contained the names of the scouts of troop four written on a sheet o( paper, was place in the hole and covered up. Pictures were taken of the ceremony, and all but the older boys returned to their classes. The scouts watched Supervisor Wales trim trees previously planted, and learned the difference between pruning and butchering. The whole affair last ed about an hour. In Other Schools Arbor Day in other .Prescott schools was observed appropriately with classroom exercises participated in by the pupils, m which the nature and habits of trees, the'ir protection, and their use as beautifier's of city and country, were emphasized. WW ads in the J6urns!-U;eer bring quick results.