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WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1922 JOURNAL-MINER Oldest Paper In Arizona KstaaJIshed March 9, 1864 Published by JOURNAL-MINER PUBLISHING COMPANY Telephone H J. W. MILNES, Editor and Manager LTLE ABBOTT, Associate Editor Member Associated Press Published Every Morning Except Monday TERMS: Daily, per month J 1.00 Weekly, three months J1.00 Dally, three months 2.50 I Weekly, six months 1.50 Daily, per year....; 9.00 I Weekly, per year 2.50 Daily, year, outsida state 10.00 Payable in Advance Entered at the Postoffice, Prescott, Arizona, as second-class mall matter. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tho Associated Tress Is exclusively entitled to the use for re- publication of all news crediated to it or not otherwise cred ited m this paper and also tne local news pumisneu nerein. All rights of republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. TAX RATE IS 49c THERE is no doubt that everyone appreciates the reduction in the tax rate. The mere thought of paying 49 cents instead of GO cents a hundred is sufficient to put a glow alL over our persons and cause .us collectively to smile a wh'ile. This reduction is due to two. chief causes. One is the economical way in which the county's af fairs have been handled; the ability of the chair man of the board of supervisors to say "NO" until he earns that "word as a nickname. The pther cause is fortuitous, and comprehends the addition of certain funds to the county's accounts this year. One of these is a school fund, and another goes into the bonded indebtedness ac count. But it is ridiculous to call even the GO cent rate "exorbitant," or "prohibitive," let alone "confiscatory-." Those are words some of the demo cratic spellbinders have been issuing to describe taxes. Let us look a moment. The house and lot the average '.citizen calls "home" is assessed at between $3000 'and $5000. That is a liberal "bracket." Take the avcratrc of the two $4000. A home valued at $4000 pays $24 at the' higher rate of GO cents and $19.G0 when "the tax rate is 49 cents. i Surcy, a terrible burden 1911 the person capable of the thrift and good sense 'required to own a home in the first place. When .the assessed property runs into the mil lions, as in the case of the big mines and ranches, the railroad and great tracts of property, a change of ll.G cents a hundred in assessed valuation mounjLs up at a great rate. But the democratic campaign claquers do not dissolve in tears over the mining 'companies. They haul off anil expend all their worry over' the poor man. i -HOKUM THE citation of official trade statistics abso . lutely disproves the assertion that "old res trictions on imports can only lead to disaster," which was made by Senator Hitchcock, of Ne braska, at the National Merchandise Fair, held in New York recently. On the same subject -Senator Hitchcock also declared that "every shipload of goods that we keep out by tariff. taxes means a shipload of American products which cannot be sold abroad, and the goods must pile up as surplus at home." Replying to this, the republican publicity as sociation, through its president, Hon. "Jonathan Bourne, Jr., says: '"Was ever one small paragraph so replete with tariff buncombe as that? Pior to the war, and under the protective policy, the balance of trade was in our favor from year to year. That meant that more shiploads of goods were sold abroad than were imported. The Underwood law, a tariff-for-lcss-than-revcn'ue measure, was in effect but seven months before the balance of trade was turning against us month to month. 'J hat meant more shiploads of goods were coming in than were going out. Just glance over the following table, expressed in millions of dollars, bearing in mind that for the ten years cited we operated under the protective policy: 1918, when we Avere exporting huge bills of goods to the Allies, and the years 1919-1921 when Eu rope was buying heavily from us for reconstruc tion purposess, for the democrats are still- trying to make political capital out of the blood and disaster of Europe. - "Mr. Hitchcock would have been much nearer the truth if he had said that every shipload of goods that we keep out by tariff taxes means a shipjoad of American products which can be disposed of in the American market. Since the American market is worth fifty billions annually to American producers, while the foreign markets will not reach five billions for some years to come, under normal conditions, it is evident that the home market is tenfold more important." . OUT OF TUNE T is not President Harding, but Mr. Gompers who is inopportune. Saturday, following the president's summing up of the industrial situation to congress, the veteran labor leader emitted his periodic squeak. Among the other assaults he committed on the presidential wisdom was the charge that he was inopportune, and to cap all of his climaxes, Mr. Gompers gave voice to the astounding assertion that the labor people would not 'let the country have a law to protect for eigners ! What Mr. Gompers takes to be the inharmony of the president, is the inharmony of Mr. Gom pers. In other words, everybody's out of step but "my Jim." The country is greater than Gompers and all of the federation of labor. Members of the feder ation appreciate this when they stop to think. Be cause they are parts of the whole country them selves as well as parts of this class or element that is grouped together as the union organiza tion. If the country has certain laws, or needs others, all it requires to enforce the first and ob tain the second is to move. And that movement is the only "irrcsistable" one in America. EATING CONTESTS WE believe in eating plenty of good nourish ing victuals, and doing it three times a day, with at titbit in between once in a while. But we never did believe in- men, competing with pigs in the pen or oxen in the field. Therefore, it always has been with a feeling of disgust that we hear of these eating contests There was a mayor in an eastern town, a number of years ago, and he obtained the cheers of the groundlings once upon a time by devouring eleven pounds of beefsteak at one meal. But forever after we took no interest in this abnormal feaster, and he went his way unhonored and unsung as far as we were concerned. Thus it was that we read only with offended interest of the crawfish-eating contest in New Orleans. The winner of this unholy competition devoured five bucketfuls of crawfish, or craw dads, as they are called in Missouri and Arkansas These fish are small and look like baby lobsters, and in their shells the five bucketfuls weighed sixty pounds. Perhaps the meat forced into the overworked - stomach weighed about 16 or 17 pounds. No one can envy the pig that ate three bushels of corn on the cob and shrieked for more. NOTICE Tp CREDITORS In the Superior Court of the State o Arizona, in and for the County of Yavapai. ' IN THE MATTER OF THE ES TATE OF JUAN ARMIJO, De ceased. Estate of Juan Armijo, Deceased, Notice is hereby given by the un dersigned Administrator of the Es tatc of Tuan Amino, Deceased, to the creditors of and' all persons hav ing claims against -the said deceased to exhibit them, "with the necessary vouchers, within four months after the first publication of this notice to the said Administrator at - the Law Office of W. E. Ferguson, Tittle Building, Holbrook, Arizona (P. O Box 505), the same being the place for the transaction of the business of said Estate, in the County of Navajo, State of Arizona. (Signed) AMBROSIO ARMIJQ. By W. E. Ferguson, Attorney, Ad ministrator of Estate of Juan Ar mijo, Deceased. Dated Holbrook, Arizona, this 17th day of August, 1922. (W4t 1st pub. Aug. 23, 1922.) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF YAVAPAI COUNTY, STATE OF ARIZONA. Louis Schrade and Paula Schrade, husband and wife, Plaintiffs, versus Year Imports Exports 1904 . $ 991 , $1,461 ' 19,05 1,117 T,51S . 190G . 1,227 1,744 19Q7 1,434 1,SS1 1905 1,194 1,861 1909 1,312 ' 1,163 1010 1,557 1,745 1911 1,527 2,0 Id 1912 1,653 2,2Q4 1913 113 2.46G- ! ' 10 yrs. $13,825 $1S,592 "In other words, we imported $13,825,000,000 worth of goods during that ten year period, ex ported $18,302,000,000 worth, and recorded a favor able trade balance of $4,767,000,000 or at the rate of a little under $500,000,000 annually. The low est favorable balances during those years were in 1909, ($35i;000,p00) when commerce was awaifing the rates of the' Payne'-Aldrich tariff law and in 1910, ($1SS,000,QOO) when the democratic party secured control of congress and began tinkering with the tariff with its so-called 'pop-gun' sche dules. "To offset those figures Senator Hitchcock ould no doubt quote the tigures from 1914 to MAKING GOcId ON ECONOMY Arizona's state tax rate is reduced from 73 cents on each $100 of assessed valuation to 51 cents. Good news for taxpayers. The rate is lowered in spite of the fact' that assessed valua tion of property has also decreased. Former Governor Hunt and C. B. Ward, both democrats, are fighting" each other all over the state for their party's nomination for governor. But neither of them has cut this tax rate. .Wlien MrHunt was governor, .any revision in the tax rate, was apt to be upward. It is. Governor Campbell, a republican, and a republican administration down the line from his office, that deserve credit for this achievement in inMlntr cn'mn" ill OUY 111. The lowering of the rate also shows what the budget system does in the right hands. Afizonans shouted themselves hoarse for econ omy in state expenditures. Now they have it under' a republican administration. Will they turn around now and elect a democratic governor to raise taxes again? El Paso Herald. J. b. Johnson and Ida Johnson his wife, Frank Wagner and Millie Wag ner his wife, and Clarence Herrick, if alive; and the Unknown Heirs of said J. S. Johnson and Ida Johnson his wife, Frank Wagner and Millie Wag ner his wife,' and Clarence Herrick, or of any of them, deceased, if such persons or any of them be not living; Mrs. S. B. Mayer, Majnie Mayer, Wilber T. Mayer. Winifred L. Thorpe (formerly Winifred L. Mayer), Mrs. Martie G. Looney, and Walter Moe as Administrator of the Estate of Lizzie (otherwise known as Elizabeth) Moe, deceased; the ' Un known Heirs of F. C. Venator, de ceased; the Unknown Heirs of Lena F. Bark, deceased; FRED VENA TOR, INCORPORATED, a cor poration; COBURN BROS. CAT TLE COMPANY, 'a corporation; ARCTIC ICE AND MEAT COM PANY, a corporation, Defendants. Action brought in the Superior Court of Yavapai County, State of Arizona. The State of Arizona sends grect ings to each of the above named de fendants. You are hereby summoned and re quired to appear in an action brought against you by the abo.vc named plaintiffs in the Superior Court of Yavapai County, State of Arizona, and answer the complaint filed with the Clerk of this Court at Prescott in said County (a copy of which complaint accompanies this Sum mons), within twenty days (exclusive of the day of service), after the serv ice upon you of this Summons, if served in this County; in all other cases thirty days, after the service of this Summons upon you (exclusive of the day of service.) And you arc hereby notified that 1 you fail to appear and answer the complaint as above required, plaintiffs will take judgment by default against yoli and judgment for costs and dis bursements in this behalf expended. Given under my hand and seal of said Court, at Prescott, this 8th day of August, A. D. 1922. (Seal) J. C. WOODS, Clerk. By Lillian McNeely, Deputy. Ziba O. Brown, Attorney for Plain tiffs. (W4t 1st pub. Aug. 9, 1922.) FLYER LIDS HERE SUDS w: A BUILDER HAT Prescott is, rather than what Pres cott can say, is the onlv tribute capable of being paid to William A. Drake. For, of the many lives devoted unselfishly to the upbuilding of this community, it seems to us that his stands out apart from all the rest. He gave us clear thjnking, perfect loyalty and accur ate foresight. Beyond that no man could have 'Contributed more. Ladies with concave and convex knees view .with cheerful resignation the fact that dresses are somewhat longer. But those with the "gpj lies" limbs will flout the" Paris' fashions. Which makes it perfect from our point of view. Princess Mary's husband was the principal shareholder and director of a typewriter company which has gone on the rocks. Even .marrying a Hng"s daughter is sometimes easier than making both ends meet. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed proposals will be received ac the office of the Yavapai County Highway Commission, Prescott, Ari zona, on August 23, 1922, at the hour of 10:00 A. M., for a reinforced con crete bridge 34-ft. span,, 3-girdcr type on the Prescott to Wickcuburg Highway, near Prescott. Approximate Quantities 95 Cu. Yds. Class "A" Concrete. 23 Cu. Yds. Class B retaining walls. 8600 lbs. Steel. 40 Cu. Yds. solid rock excavation 40 Cu. Yds. earth excavation. ' 70 Lin. Ft. pipe handrail. Lump sum, remove old structure. Bibs 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 specifica tions may be seen at the office of the Yavapai County Highway Com mission, Prescott, Arizona, and may be obtained upon the deposit of Ten Dollars ($10.00). j All bids must be accompanied by a certified or cashier's check for five (5) per cent of the gross amount of the bid, payable to the Yavapai County Highway Commission. Satisfactory bonds will be required of the contractor lo whom the award is made. All bids shall be addressed to the Yavapai -, County Highway- Commis sion, Prescott, Arizona, 1 and - plainly marked on the ' outside of the en velope the nature of the bid. The Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids. YAVAPAI COUNTY HIGH WAY COMMISSION. Christine F. Joftnjon. Secretary. (2t W. First pub. August 16.) Aviator R. V. Thomas, from Kan sas, the man who actually "lighted'1 in the Grand Canyon of Arizona (not California) and again "relighted" in the great -gorge of the Fox Film Motion Picfure company, .flew over the Mile High city of Arizona yes terday afternoon, failed to sight the "T" and flags at the Target Range, which had been put in place by Messrs. Robinson, Conncll and Jett of the chamber of commerce com- mitte, and just for the fun of the thing "lighted" in Lonesome valley following the outline, of the Jerome- Prescott highway. Hovering above the city, Aviator Thomas dropped a bomb to let the natives know that he had arrived and then started evident ly for the direction of tne Target Range, where officials had gone to greet him. Not finding him, they sent special car to the range, piloted by Charley Weidler, but again no prog ress was. reported. In the meanwhile all was serene on the horizon and Thomas was brought to town by courteous motorist, whose name he did not learn. Thomas left Williams about 10 o'clock Sunday morning and, ac cording to his own story "in crossing the highest mountain I caught sight of the railroad and followed it, on down 15 miles, I should judge, and then took off in the direction of the Black canyon country. I landed on the mesa above Bumblebee and took on gas, later coming to Prescott. Thomas expressed surprise that so much interest was taken by a cham ber of commerce in having a "live" aviation committee. "But that is the interest which will ultimately de velop a field close to the city and will put Prescott on the aerial map of the country, which, recognition is not far distant." Prior to the war, Mr. Thomas studied aviation at Harvard, where he. was doing post-graduate work; later serving with the colors, and then trying to get down to earth byj tudying law, "But I had the bug and couldn't get away from it," smilingly dded the flier when interviewed by representative of the Journal-Miner yesterday. Thomas is flying; a Lincoln Stand ard plane, although' most of the ma chine is equipped with his own ideas. The machine is particularly equipped for high-altitude flying. It has great reserve power, is one of the original French hand-made motors, being an Hispano-Suiza 180 horsepower. Since the war, Thomas has been doing commercial flying, taking up passengers regularly for three years and doing exhibition flying through out the central states. Negotiations were completed yes terday by the aviator to use the field in Miller Valley. This is the same field which was used by Rex Smith about a year ago. Among prominent passengers who have viewed the world from the craft piloted by Thomas arc the president of the Mexican republic Thomas holds the Rocky mountain championship silver cup awarded at Denver last summer, for accuracy in landing. The test was a 25-foot cir cle and Thomas in landing, hit in the center. With 15 aviators competing, the next closest in this competition was an aviator from Cheyenne, who came within 36 feet of the circle. Thomas recently has been doing exhibition flying at county and state fairs in the central west. Further laurels have been won by Thomas in a recent flight from Aramillo, Texas, to Lincoln, Neb., covering the 700 mile distance in live nours aim iu minutes. DUiETEST OF TEES RIBS VET'S MOTHER m open up 01 CREEK ROAD A movement to induce the national forest service to aid in constructing the Oak Creek road to connect Se- (fona With 'FlnCStnff W.-1Q ' Clinrmrterl If, not the meanest, at least the by lhc-Yavapai- County chamber of Commerce and three other organiza tions of this county at a meeting of quietest thief on found in Prescott. .record has been He, she or it as the case may be the Prescott chapter, American As- stole into a room at 141 West Wil- sociation of Engineers, in the cham- hs, where Mrs. Mary C. Hyer of ber of commerce rooms last nicht. Clarksburg, W. Va., was taking an The other three organizations pjedg afternoon nap, after finishing an ing support of this movement to es- eight-day strike-delayed journey to tablish a good road linking Yavapai the bedside of her sick son, and stoic and Coconino counties were the out again with a watch, a skirt and Verde Valley Commercial club and a sum of money. the Clarkdale and Prescott chanters 1 . A much larger sum, which Mrs. of the A. A. E. Hyer had carried in her stocking, The importance of the Oak Creek and had not removed when she slip- road as a means of opening ud na- ped them oif Jjelore lying down, was tional forest territory as well as pro- undiscovered, as it lay near the bed- viding a travelable highway for the Side. I two counties was emnViasiypfl Iw r. Mrs. Hyer is most regretful over several speakers, among whom were the loss of the watch, which was a H. De Witt Smith, member of the gift to her .daughter and highly road committee of the chamber of prized for that reason. A railroatj commerce, and Homer Wood of the ticket, good for a trip from here to Prescott engineers. The meeting -was the coast and back to Clarksburg, led by Mr. Smith, with Grace M. was left with the money in the first Sparkes of the chamber of com- "national bank." An embroidered merce acting a ssecretary, and was jacket, on which Mrs. Hyer had pin- attended by County Engineer Joe ned a jeweled emblem, was in a near- pi cranny ano members ot tne coun- by room. ty highway commission. It was to be with her son, a for- Routine business of the Prescott mcr patient at Whipple Barracks, -v- cnapier iook up a part ot who for the past ten days has been tne evening. critically ill, that Mrs. Hyer came to Prescott. She endured delays on the road due to the strike and finally arrived at the bedside. She had gone into the room hear tjiat of her boy to rest. A hajjway leads past the door of her sleeping apartment, and she told officers yesterday she thought someone had sneaked in, seen her sound asleep and had. enter ed the room HUMBOLDT, Aug. 18. Ceburn D. Rhodes of Prescott visited in Humboldt Friday, Mrs. R. C. Walters and Mrs. J. E The skirt and a hand- O'Brien visited friends in Humboldt bag containing the watch and money I'nday. were on a chair near the bed. When C. N. Green, formerly of Hum Mrs. Hyer awoke, she saw the hand- boldt, motored to Humboldt with bag on the floor, opened and empty, the Skull Valley-Kirkland ball team. Why the skirt was taken, she says Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gilbert and she simply cannot understand. SPECIAL INDIAN -"JCT1TFI daughter, Wiley, motored from Prescott to visit friends here Sun day. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Green and children, Janet and Howard, motor ed -from Phoenix to visit Mr. and- Mrs. Nelson R. Johnson. Mrs. John A. Peel and daughter visited in Humboldt Friday. Mrs. C. P. Wingfield and Mrs. Thomas McDermott motored to WILL ATTEND FAIR A. M. MacDuffec, the genial fair commissioner iroiu luonave county who took a great interest in seeing that the mining department of the Northern Arizona btate lair was made a success, has wpttcn to friends in Prescott, advising that he is in Holbrook at present. MacDuffec is president of the Ad- amaua cm iY L.ana company ana says in part: Again, auer naving worked a year to overcome difficul ties from collapsed casing and other lrawbacks which kept coming up. the ' outlook seems favorable for an oil well within a short tune, if no more unexpected difficulties arise then you'll see us at the Northern Arizona -State-fajr." FOOTBALL COMES BACK SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 17. Football is coining back at the University of Santa Clara here with all the power it held before last year "hen 110 varsity team was put on tht field until late in the season. Camp Verde Agent Wants Chance for His Wards to Show Mayer Thursday. TITL. FTM rf-l TV rf"M I wnat iney an uo; vnairmen chester Kn!ght( Srj returned t0 Meet at d o clock Tomorrow. Humboldt to live, comincr from the Swansea mine. Chairmen and workers of the C. P. Wingfield went to the Northern Arizona State Fair as- White Mountains on a hunting and sociation have been requested by fishing .trip, President rl. JJ. Aitkcn to attend a Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McDermott meeting to be held Wednesday after- entertained at five llundred friday noon, in the chamber of commerce evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. assembly room " at 3 o. clock. Busi-Lj. E. O'Brien. Those who were in- ness of importance is to be transact- vited were Mr. and Mrs. C. P cd and all workers should be on Wingfield, Mr. and Mrs. Sim Ellis,' nana, me tinai proot lor tne prize Mr. and Mrs. jamcs Mulloy, Mr. nsi nas uecn reau aim wunm a very and MrS- Don McElroy, Mrs. R. C short time copies will be available Walters, Misses Evelyn Mulloy, tor general distribution to all inter- Kafhcrinc Walters, William O'Brien. CStcd exhibitors. anfl the ImnnrfM fiip:t Mr nn,l It is the plan of 1922 fair officials Mrs. J. E. O'Brien. The high score to make this year fair excellent from for ladies was won by Mrs. Sim every standpoint. The program will EHis; low score, Mrs. Mulloy. Ow- bc good from start to finish and the ling to ram some of the men were displays will be made attractive. delayed, thus giving the high and "We want the Northern Arizona low gents' prizes to Mrs. O'Brien State fair to assist us," remarked J. and Mrs. Wingfield. O. Bard, the Camp Verde Indian Mrs. Nelson R. Johnson cntertain- agent, "in showing not so much what ed the 16th of August In honor of the Indians hereabout cannot do as Nelson R. Johnson, Junior's, first what they are capable of doing and birthday. The cake was served to to this end we are going to ask the the mothers and each baby received association to encourage these In- a little rag cat as a favor. Those dians by having .a special class for who enjoyed the afternoon were: basket weaving, rug weaving and Mrs. John A. Peel and daughter, other work at which they are ex- Julia Bishop, Mrs. Chester Knight and son Chester, Jr., Mrs. Robert Howell and son Robert, Jr., and Mrs. Howard and children Howard and Janet. Walter Geoglin and Frank Corwin left Thursday for an outing at Mor mon lake, Vernon L. 'Clark of Phoenix visit ed In Humboldt on Ins "way home from Flagstaff, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Edwards moved to a house on Main street. One of the most charming affairs pert" FE INJURE MAOHNERY That the Santa Fe carelessly left nntiin nml rlrrfrir innlnr rvnnspd .... . .r . ,lof the summer was the five hundred on the station piatiorm at Mayer ana ' " rrnt it HnmnrW fn thr rx-t(-nt nf SSOd lJJrly Kivi i.ursuay oy jirs. v-nas. O ' " o- " - T hv rrnon nf flip rain, is thp basis of j 7 , T . , . cnit filrM fnr the- Artznnn Riniri PIUC "rrau Iiampton Copper company yesterday. Tlie rnmnlnint nlfrirp; tlmf fnr a ood consideration, the Santa Fe hospitality were: Mrs, was hired to deliver the machinery. H. Anderson at her home on Hill- After the cards de licious refreshments were served. Those who enjoyed Mrs. Anderson's D. M. Reck, Mrs. C. P. Wingfield, Mrs. John Neil, Mrs. L W. Boote'n, Mrs. Joseph Thomas, Mrs. E. T. Miner, Mrs. L. L. Gilbert, Mrs.. OU D'un- lap, Mrs. Wilcox, Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. James ifclabb and Mrs. Dan McElroy. Mrs. Booten won high ri,nrlPSlnn. Work- on ' 35 (100-acre score- -Hrs" aMP?r low score, and dam project to start about January JIrs- Xeil cut Prize- JQ73 ' -urs. ijuiries -ucidiic, jr., was me house guest of Mrs. James McNabb Subscribe for the journal-Miner. during the week. but -in doing so, let it be injured by rust Thjs -. is said to have' occurred in September, 1920. Ellis & Loveridge represent the mining company.