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' FRIDAY, APRILJ23, 1920.
SHOULD THE CITY BONDS BE VOTED?
ON Saturday, May fust, at a special election called
for that purpose, the question of bonding the
H v x City in the aggregate sum of $73,000, in ad-
H x dition to present bonded indebtedness, will be sub
M ' mitted to the qualified electors who paid a property
mr tax in the city last year, for their determination.
B The purpose of the bonds is to provide funds for var-
H ious improvements, as follows: For the extension
B, of the water system to include Guff Spring in the
B culinary water supply, $50,000; for the installation
K of a street lighting system decided upon and con-
H traded for by the previous city administration, $9,-
H' 000 ; and for the improvemqt of College Avenue and
B' the city park, and for the construction of a
X modern tourist camping ground, $14,000. For more
Hf detailed information readers are referred to the of-
i ficial notice published elsewhere in this issue of Tlie
. In relation to the last two propositions there is
fl practically no division of opinion. The street lighting
B system was decided upon and contracted for before
B ' the present city councilmen took office, but with no
H provision made for meeting the cost of the same; so
H the matter is now a valid obligation against the city,
H which could, if necessary, be enforced by law, and
H we have no choice but to vote the bond and make our
H contract good. And anyway, the improvement np-
H pears to be necessary and in the interests of beauty
H and safety and efficiency, being strictly modern and
fl up to standard. Everything indicates that there will
H be an unprecedented tourist business into and thru
H our section this summer over the Arrowhead Trail.
H Our hotel accomodations arc woefully inade-
H quatc and the projected new hotel cannot be built
H in time to afford any relief the present season. These
H tourists must be taken care of, and at least be sup-
H plied with a comfortable and convenient place to
H camp. The plans drawn for this project are com-
H phehensivc, adequate and will afford much relief in
H. the matter of tourist business so necessary at this
B time. It is expected that the camp will at least be
H self-supporting when once in operation. Also, the
H requests of the B. A. C. management for a more rc-
H spectable and pretentious approach to the school arc
H well founded. They rightfully object to having the
H B. A. C. made the culmination of Cedar City's back j
H alley. And we can't make these improvements with-
H out money. Certainly $14,000 is, a very modest sum '
H to ask for these purposes.
H With the elimination of these smaller propositions
H which so far as we know arc generally favored, we
H have only the extension of the water system under
H consideration. On this question there seems to be
H. quite a difference of opinion. How far the opposi-
H tion may be attributed to political bias, we cannot
H say ; but that there is opposition of a significant kind
H must be recognized. I
H The present Council called this bond election only
H after a thorough study of the situation. Some of the
H members have been such for a number of years, and
B so are fully conversant with the water problem
H in this city. They have made an exhaustive survey
H of the water supply available under the present sys-
H tern, and have located every spring which could pos-
His sibly be added near the source of the present supply,
H and have decided that there is nothing further in that
H locality that is worth bothering with or spending mon-
H ey on. They have gone to considerable expense al-
H, ready in connection with the bond election, and have
Hr' negotiated the sale of the bonds, provided the issue
H' is approved by the voters. The mayor and council-
H men are men of affairs. They own water in the fields
H for the most part and pay heavy property taxes. They
H are not likely to favor something which is unneces-
H sary and unreasonable, are they? At the same time
H this is a matter for each voter to decide for himself
H in his own way. And here arc some of the arguments
H that are heard pro and con touching the question.
H Opponents say that the stopping of the leaks in
H the distribution system by the installing of new pipe
H lines, etc., has greatly relieved the shortage, and in
H proof of the statement call attention to the fact that
H the pressure in the system is better than it has been
H for years.
H The pro-ponents admit that there has been some
improvement in this line, but state that the addition
of applicants for water and the increased demand by
reason of modern plumbing, etc., more than keeps
pace with these small savings, and that July and Aug
ust will find us just as short of water as ever. Two
new applications for city water were received within
the past week. It is a matter of common knowledge j
that in the upper portion of the city for several years
during the summer season, about the only time resi-1
dents have had water in their taps has been between
midnight and early morning. That lawns and flowers
all over the city perished and withered away for want
of water, notwithstanding many of the owners were
paying additional fees for the privilege of spraying.
Should a fire break out in the businccss district of
town during the dry period of the year, the property
loss might dasily be more in an hour or two than the
cost of this extension.
The opponents say that there are several addi-j
tional springs in the vicinity of the present source of
supply which can be inducted into the city system by
the laying of one mile of pipe and at a cost of ap
proximately $5,000. Proponents, some of them in
the present council, state that these reports arc er
roneous. That there is only one small spring avail
able, and that it is too insignificant to consider scr
iouslly, and that it will cost the city $10,000 to bring
it in, which sum would one-third reach the Guff
Spring, the addition of which will for a good many
years, at least, settle the question of a sufficient sup
ply of culinary water for Cedar City.
The opponents say that it is a bad time to bond.
That the interest rates arc high, and that money is
hard to obtain. The proponents admit this but ar
gue that money may be much scarcer before it is
easier; and that if we relinquish the present contract
t for the sale of the bonds, which is on a basis of 91
per cent of their face value, with interest at 6 per
annum, it may be some time before as favorable a
contract can be negotiated again. And anyhow, the
tax levy on the present assessed valuation of the city
to cover interest and sinking fund to meet the final
principal payment on the bonds will amount to less
than 5 mills, or not quite 50c. on each $100 of our
Opponents urge that there is no emergency to
urge the immediate piping of Guff Spring; that by
reason of the saving effected by the elimination of
leaks, and the increased supply which the heavy pre
cipitation insures, there will be no serious shortage of
water for a season or two, and that by the time the
need is felt for the increasing of the supply money
may be cheaper. That we have the Guff Spring, and
that it is not going to get away from us; that it will
still be there when we need it, and that will be soon
enough to take the matter up. Proponents say that
there are strong legal reasons why this spring should
be taken over by the city at once. They say that
under a decree of court the city is given first claim
on the waters of Coal Creek until the needs of the in
habitants for culinary purposesarc satisfied, and that
at this time the city has legal right to the waters of
Guff Spring if they avail themselves of their right
under .this decree of court; but that according to the
opinion of the State Engineer all claims to the waters
of Coal Creek will have to be adjudicated anew ; that
a new system of computing water rights designated
in acre feet instead of inches, is being worked out and
that under the new adjudication the city will be given
a certain number of acre feet, based on the present
usage along with other claimants, and that then if
we increase the city's supply it will be at a very ex
horbitant cost for the water, which is all the time
getting scarcer and higher in price. And it is charged
that the opposition to the bond issue is prompted by
a desire to postpone appropriation of the Guff Spring
until this specific determination of rights shall have
been passed on by a court.
There is really no argument as to the absolute
necessity of an adequate supply of culinary water,
if the city is to grow and progress. This is conceded
by all parties. Even Ex-Mayor Corry who is opposed
to the bond issue for the extension of the water sys
tem at this time, freely admits that ultimately the city
must have the waters of Guff Spring. Then says the
j present Mayor, "Why not do the job now, and for
many years to 'come settle this vexcd.qucstion? Isn't
it better to spend money on a permanent improve
ment that will give the city an ample water supply
than to throw it away on temporary remedies which
furnish no adequate solution of the problem?"
Richard Williams, a former councilman, who as
sisted in making rcconnoisance and survey for wat
er in the Right Hand Canyon and vicrnity states that
the present supply of water can be increased to' the
extent of 200 gallons per minute by the addition of
one mile of pipe. E. H. Macfarlane, who assisted in
making the rcconnoisance, states that the additional
supply is insignificant and not worth bothering with,
and that the cost of adding it is too great to be profit
able. And there you are. No two persons seem to
have just the same viewpoint. One person tells us
that Guff Spring is roily and inferior to the water we
have at present. Another says this is all pure bunk,
and that Guff Spring at its source is as clear and pure
as any water in the mountains. The editor after list
ening to both sides of the question from the best au
thorities he knows of, finds himself in about the same
position as the Irishman who after hearing both sides
of a case in court argued by the respective councils,
exclaimed, "Be jabers, and yer both right ! "
But in is final analysis, the question appears to
resolve itself into one of individual interests. For
the man who is considering only the good of the mu-
Inicipalily the preponderence of evidence seems to be
in favor of the bond issue. To the man who has much
(larger field than city interests, there appears to be
'very pertinent personal reasons for opposing the bond
issue at this time. On the whole, we believe there
( should be sufficient civic pride and unselfish interest
in the future of Cedar City to carry the election in
,the affirmative on the bond question. But there i3
going to be opposition of a persistent kind on election
day and it is up to those favoring the improvement
J to do their part.
Mine Sweeper No. 38.
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This little hont was one of the licet
if Jill which cleared the North Sea of
The Fleet has Jusr returned to this
country and was given n hlR recep
tion In New York City.
These boats would somet lines he out
for as Ions as twenty-five days In the
storms and sons for which the North
Sea Is noted. Tho wort was declared
Impossible by other navies, hut the
United States went ahead and com
pleted this work before the scheduled
The U. 8. Navy once again did the
MANY U. OF U. STUDENTS
WORK WAY THRU SCHOOL
According to figures recently com
piled nt the University of Utah the
school has the largest percentage of
students working their way through
school of nil the colleges of tho
United States. Over one third of the
men of the school earn pnrt or all of
their way while about one fourth of
the girls work outside school hours.
University hns a special employ
ment bureau and undertakes to plnco
all who need work in touch with .em
ployers. In addition, since it is harder for
girls to obtain suitable employment,
Miss Lucy VnnCott, Dean of Women,
has established a Girl's Loan Fund
for tho purpose of helping girls short
of funds by loaning them money
without interest until the maturity of
their notes, after which they tfay a
nominal rate. It takes girls from one
to four years to pay bnck tho loan in
most cases, but since 1911, when the
fund was established, 8G girls have
been helped out, and so far not one
cent hns been lost. The money for
the fund has been raised by private
contributions, by the giving of par
ties, and by selling homc-mnde candy
ns well as in a number of other ways.
During the past month, a drive was
made to increase the fund, nnd by
means of a dnncc the girls of the
school raised over a hundred nnd fifty
dollars on the University campus.
CARD OF THANKS
The children and grandchildren of
Mrs. Louisa Foy wish to express their
thanks nnd appreciation to the people
of Cedar who gave their Borvicics
during the illness nnd death of their
mother and grandmother who passed
away on the' 11th inst.
By LAWRENCE MARKER.
Lynn nnd Laverne Mackclprang
have returned from Las Vegas, Nov.,
where they have been working.
"BRAGGO" ROTH IS
OLD GRIFF'S PROBLEM
"Old Fox" Clark Griffith of the
Washington American Leuguo
Club, facos tho managerial test of
his careor this season, In ability to
i handlo men. Bobby Moth, hard
hitting outfielder, and known to
players aa "Draggo," Is QrlflUh's
problem. Roth was with four
clubs last year Clovoland, Phil
adelphla, Boston, then to Wash
ington. Roth Is a fine ball player,
bnt hard to manage, ay manager?.
OVERALL CLUB , .
And Let Us Furnish You With
The Ovealls at Less Than
Todays Wholesale Prices
Mens Never Rip Bib Overalls - - $3.00
Youths Never Rip Bib Overalls - - $2.75
Boys Never Rip Bib Overalls - - $1.75
Mens Kahki Pants - - - ' $3.00
Mens Kahki Gaberdine Lace Legs, $3.90T-$4.75
Mens Kahki and Blue Shirts, $1.V5 $2.90 $3.25
Mens Coveralls, best grade - - $4.25
Yohlhs Coveralls, best grade - - $3.25
Boys Coveralls, best grade - - $2.75
Boys Work Shirts - - - $1.00 and $1.75
Mens Leather Puttees - - $7.50 $8.50
We are Headquarters for Work as well as Dress Up
Clothes.. We are "In it Every Minute"
j$ Supporting the Government !
111! A7'' are suPPortn2'the government by ' gfcj .
yji V V membership in the Federal Reserve am ,
H System, the backbone of the nation's bank- P$
H ing organization. This enables us to do Eg
H our share in assisting the government in E
B handling its financial problems, and to K
19 extend to business and industry their proper ,
H measure of accommodation. jj
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jfjg CEDAR CITY. UTAH WM
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WANTED. To buy a new or slightly
used orgun in good condition for
church purposes Enst Ward Primnry.
Phone 144J. Comp.
FOR SALE. 158 ncres choice dry
land at Summit, Utah; fenced nnd
partly plowed. Price $17.50. A bar
gain. J. C. Isbell, City. Apr. 10 pd.
FOR RENT Two roomji upstairs and
one downstairs. Tenants with no
children preferable. Call on Edward
Parry, City. Adv 2 w pd.
One good durhnm milch cow. Gives
ns good milk as any Jersey. Duo to
freshen in June. Ilavo refused to
trade her for 1500 pound four-year-old
One Oliver vineyard tripple gang
tractor plow. Can bo pulled with
i One good 950 pound five-year-old
horse. Idenl for a saddler. See Geo.
A. Millctt, or call phono 120M.
PICTURE FRAMES made to suit
you. Bring your pictures to me. J.
II. Pendleton. Adv. to May 7 pd.
FOR RENT Four room house with
cellar, corral and granary, lot with
fruit trees. Also for sale, electric
washer, glass book case, scwinh ma
chine, dresser. Enquire of Mrs. Jane
Hunter, City. Adv. lw. pd.
FOR SALE Registered Jersey cow.
Freshened Mnrch 1. See Alma Es
plin. Adv tf.
FOR SALE Good clean seed oats at
five cents per pound. Enquiro of
George Esplin. Adv.
FOR SALE City Lot. Good location,
107 squnre rods. Apply,
Adv tf F. L. BIEDERMAN.
Notice is Hereby Given:
Bids will be received at the ofilco of
tho City Recorder up to Monday,
April 12, 1920, at G o'clock, p. m., for
tearing down the City Hnll; work to
commence immediately and to bo done
in a workmanlike manner to savo all
tho materials in good condition, and
piling them in neat compact piles on
tho ground. .
By order of the City Council. i&fa
J. II. ARTHUR,
.(Seal.) City Recorder.
WE BUY. raise and sell fur-benring
rabbits and other fur-bearing anim
als. List what you have with us,
stating your lowest prices on lot
shipments. Tho Fur & Specialty
Farming Co., 515-517 N. P. Are,
Fargo, N. Dakota. Adv to Apr 16
Examination For Mine Foreman and
TO ALL CONCERNED:
Tho exnminntion for mine foremen,
and fire bosses in the coal mines of
Utah will bo held at Prico, Utah, Apr.
21, 22, and 23.
Any ono interested can obtain fur
ther information by addressing the
Mine Department, The Industrial
Commission of Utah, 448 Capitol
Building, Snlt Lake City, Utah.