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Wednesday, Jane Twenty-third, 1915.
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Little Theaters and Big
Difficulties Of the Great
The little theater, or "half portion" theater, as some
jokers have it, has found great favor In New York, not
only for the very rich -who like a great play in a little
gray tinted theater, but for the comparatively poor who
have a neighborhood theater in a neighborhood house
with Greek plays and Yiddish plays, song festivals,
camera talks, folk dancing and all sorts of similar en
terprises conducted by the neighborhood itself out of
neighborhood talent or by the very highest world talent,
which is always gladly offered for settlement work.
The little theaters held from 250 to 299 persons,
the number coming jnst below A law requiring more
aisles and entrances than a little theater could use.
In the fashionable play houses the chairs are like com
fortable parlor chairs and the audience seems like a
friendly parlor audience.
It has taken the world a long time to realize that
there is not proportionate amusement in increasing the
sire of shows. A three ring circus Is never such com
plete joy as a one ring circus. Mo one is ever quite
satisfied with watching only one ring and no one can
ever watch more than one with any degree of satisfac
tion. The hippodrome is too big to see in comfortably.
There is no intimacy between the play and the audience
when the audience is vast, as there is in small theaters
where good acting makes audience and play one. In
the little theater the audience experiences the play, the
players are a part of the audience living its life.
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An Irish widow holds the record for duty done to
the country. She has seven sons at the front.
There is this much to say about the great of today:
There never was a harder time to be great in. Never
before has it been so difficult, so trying to be great.
Never in the history of great men has their greatness
been so constantly exposed to all competition, attack
and criticism. Today no space, no time, no silence
hedges in a king or general or president. Telephones,
telegrams, cablegrams, wireless, movies, and newspaper
extras give the heroic no pause.
The great have to keep moving. A hero has no time
to brush up his armor or collect his dignity, edit his
talk, or straighten out his pose. All the smallest words
and acts of emperors, generals, presidents, ex-presidents,
are telegraphed and cabled around the world. Also
whatever is heroic is quickly told, but not for one
moment is the world allowed to forget the unheroic or
the mere human. A man has to be very great to appear
very great these days. He has to be so great that the
world loves his every weakness.
Other heroes of other days had some chance to im
prove their ideas, rub up their phrases, and fix up their
poses as they went along; there was some strengthening
interval between their doing and saying and the public
But today every word, every act of the great by elec
tricity is turned instantly into current history, for
better or worse for the world's ideals. Kings, presidents,
generals, and statesmen who have gone before these of
our day had some little time in which to try out their
ideas or words or plans or decisions before the world's
storm of comment. This little time often definitely
proved their wisdom or showed them where their
measure of events lacked, and by the time the public
was at their heels they were solidly right or had had
a chance to change their measure and make their doing
and saying more heroic
Nowadays any breathing spell between a speech or a
move or a 'decision, and public clamor, is denied the
great It is true that electricity has not directly made
it impossible for a man to change his mind or his
measure, but on' the other aaad, public clamor is against
his changing his mind although it may be nobly done.
It is not obscurity that greatness needs for its growth,
but a little time and quiet. Undoubtedly this servant
of men, electricity, has done miracles to make the
mass of men greater, but it as certainly hinders the
greatest in being themselves.
A Woman's Work
Short Snatches From Everywhere
Poverty and Preachers
Incidentally Billy Sunday is making a lot of money.
His earnings for a "season" of 'soul saving are said to
be something more than $100,000 but what harm in
that? The ideal of a preacher of the word of God
being poor, of his being indifferent to hardship, and
mncalculating as to tomorrow, living on the bare neces
sities, is an old fashioned ideal. So the sentimental
heroine that the world used to weep over, the poor but
beautiful and loyal woman in well washed, well darned
clothes, would have no show in a novel today. No one
nowadays would think any better of a preacher merely
because he is poor. One does not think less highly of
one who accumulates worldly goods and luxuries about
him. Times change, ideals change.
A woman in Iowa has bora and reared 12 children,
all living, has done her own work including the washing,
has taken care of the milk, made the butter, kept the
garden, gathered fruit and vegetables for the table,
raised chickens and turkeys (turkey babies take almost
as much mothering as human babies; the farm wife
often brings them in in her apron and tends thera in a
box back of the stoveX," has done her share of church
work and entertaining, has learned a new embroidery
stitch every once in a while, has a fine blooming peony
at the door sill, a mock orange by the gate, and a Pride
of Baltimore rose over the porch all doing well, and
besides has a never failing "bank account" on the
pantry shelves, of dozens of jars of preserves ad jellies.
She is a tired woman at 50 but she has probably the
lecord for work, if her work by day and at night with
babies and the sick could possibly be measured up
against any other work in the world.
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Levi P. Morton, ex-vice president of the United
States, celebrated his 91st birthday recently. Fairbanks,
another ex-vice president, is collecting a little boom
for the presidency about him, although he too has
an accumulation of summers behind hira. Marshall, the
present second in the land, says he has no boom np his
sleeve and he says if in his usual airy nonchalant way
which is more convincing than some men's mere serious
protests.
o
Philadelphia knows she is good, thinks she is clean,
and wants to be beautiful.
Cabinet's
Herald.
Is Chautauqua's gain. Los Angeles
Boston should rejoice. The English are taking to
bake beam Albuquerque (N. M.) Journal.
Mr Wilson's note is experiencing no difficulty la
finding Indorsers. Oklahoma City (Okla.) Oklahoman
The difference between a patriot and a common
scold sometimes is hard to discern except, of course.
on Flag day. Pittsburg Press.
Toe old fashioned gentleman who used to dine at
a restaurant has a "guy" for a son who feeds at the
cafe. Austin (Tex.) Statesman.
Man laughed himself to death at a movie show.
Another fell dead when he hooked a 12-inch trout.
What's safe these days 7 Los Angeles Herald.
Any other gentleman with a disposition to talk
over old times in a controversial spirit will find Col
Roosevelt at present disengaged. Roswell N. Jt)
News.
Another son is born to the younger Rockefeller.
which fact may be made the subject of further in
vestigation by chairman Walsh. Knoyille (Tenn I
Sentinel.
It is astonishing how the Bryan resignation has
developed Pblndsight. So many or us knew from the
beginning that it was going to happen. Beaumont
(Tex.) Enterprise
If the present temper holds. IMS is going to be a i
all-tor-Wilson ear. and the formality of balloting
might be dispensed with, if that were possible
Dallas (Tex.) Journal.
Dancing is a delightful pastime and a healthful
exercise when indulged with discretion and decoruir
otherwise it Is an abomination. We are not so math
In need of new dances as better ones San Diego
Tribune.
Classes Believe
May Then Enjoy
AS earnest attempt is being made
to divide the people of this coun
try into two parts, consisting o
the classes and the masses.
We have discussed the matter wltn
several members of the classes. Their
idea seems to be that the masses are
those who must be considerably up
lifted before they will be able to en
jov art, social service, John Stuart
Mill French salads and tango teas.
We have also discussed the classes
with many of the masses. Their Ideas
will not be printed, owing to the pure
food law.
There does not Beem to be much
chance of getting the masses and the
classes to agree in their opinion of each
other This would be very distressing
if it weren t lor the fact that it aoesn I j
matter. ,
This is because it is hardly worth j
while to divide Americans Into classes
and masses. It is like trying to keep
fat and lean fleas on opposite sides or
a solid citizen. The principal mission
of the masses and classes in this coun
trv seems to be to trade places.
Shortly after the man with the slant
ing brow, who thinks Xietsiche Is a
new kind of cheese, has bought a little
farm on which to man-with-the-hoe his
Masses SLould Be Uplifted:
Art, French Salads and Tango
By GEORGE FITCH.
life away, a prospeetlrg company
strikes oil next door and buys him out
for JlSO.eSO which is the initiation fee
into the classes.
Tin
The man with the slanting brow Trho
thinks Nletszehe in a neir kind
of cheese.
Also three days after a perfectly tre
mendous lady has looked at the masses
through a pair of glasses on an um
brella handle and has said: "How can
these people live?" her husband
guesses wrong on the stock market and
she has to sell the family car. and begin
hanging with the said masses on the
street car straps.
It is hardly worth while for a mem
ber of the masses to hate the classes
for he is likely to be elected alderman
at any time in a city which doesn't
approve of reform.
It is very foolish for a member of the
classes to get facetious about the
masses because some heartless person
may at any minute dig up a photograph
of his grandfather on his vegetable
cart.
About the only difference between
America and some other countries is
the fact that there is no reinforced con
crete partition between the masses and
the classes. Transportation between
the two is highly perfected and not
subject to Interstate Commerce regu
lations. It is nobody's business if a
man does change his state.
On the whole we would rather be a
mass than a class because going up is
so much less painful than coming
down.
ABE MARTIN
Bfedtime Story For tlie Little Ones
"Johnnie Bushytail's New Shoes."
By HOWARD B. GARIS.
JIMMIE CAW-CAW, the black crow
boy, and Johnnie Bushytail, the
squirrel chap, were playing tag
Jews on the ground in front of the hol
low stump bungalow wb.ere lived Uncle
Wiggily Longears, the rabbit gentle
man. "Tag' You're It!" eried Jimmle, the
crow boy. as he flew after Johnnie and
touched him with his sharp bilL
"Ouch' Stop' Thafs.no fair, sticking
a fellow that way," chattered Johnnie.
"I didn't mean to," spoke Jimmie. "I
didn't think you were running so slow
ly I thought you'd get oat of my
way'
"I can run as fast as you!" said John
nie, and his voice was not at all pleas
ant It was more like a hickory nut
cracking voice than a tag playing one.
"Your bill is too sharp, anyhow." the
squirrel boy said. "I'm not going to
pla with you any more."
"Hu' That's what the girls say!
You're a regular girl!" cawed Jimmie,
and then the two friends, who had been
placing so nicely a while before, had
a little quarrel.
Im going home" chattered Johnnie.
Go on' I'm glad of it," snapped Jim
mie. looking around to find something
bneht and shiny to hide.
M, my' This is too bad," said
TTncle Wiggily, as he sat on the porch
of the hollow stump bungalow, read
ing the birchbark newspaper. "I don't
like to see my little friends angry at
one another."
"Oh, well, they'll get over it," said
Kurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy, the xnuskrat
lad, as she came out to hang up some
clothes. And Just then Aunt Flippity
Flop, the dear little old maid crow lady,
leaned out of her nest house In the tall
pine tree to see what Nurse Jane was
doing.
Aunt Flippity-Flop leaned over too
far, and being very easily upset, she
suddenly fell out of the nest.
"Oh dear'" exclaimed Uncle Wiggily.
hopping along on his red, white and
blue striped bather pole rheumatism
trutch to pick her up. "Oh dear! Are
you hurt""
"Thank you, I'm not hurt a bit," said
Aunt Flippity-Flop, as she picked her
self up. "I fell on a soft sofa cushion
from your airship, Mr. Longears. I'm
fi)al tn Iimf it utftlri. flu. T-niir '
gentleman, and then he and Nurse
Jane forgot all about the little quar
rel Jimmie and Johnnie had had. But
the squirrel boy did not forget, nor
did the crow chap.
It was the day after this that Mrs.
Bushytail said to Johnnie, when he
came home from school.
"Come along with me now. Johnnie
1 am going to buy you a new pair of
srne "
Oh, goodie!" chattered the squirrel
bo
But if you wear them home, as BII
lie did his new suit, you must not walk
ip the mud with them." said Mrs.
BushtalL
"I'll be careful," Johnnie promised.
So along he went to the store with
his mother and she bought him a new
piir cf shoes.
They are Just fine'" the squirrel boy
Fiii. as he looked at his newly shod
fi-tt. Til wear these new shoes home.
mother, and they can send the old
pair "
"Very well." agreed Mrs. Bushytail.
' but be careful of them. Now I'll go
down to he five and six cent store to
get a new piano, and you may go home
by yourself. Til soon be there myself
to get supper.
Ml right." spoke Johnnie, and along
he went, quite proud. Indeed, of his new
snoes Not too proud, you understand,
for that would not be right, but Just
proud enough.
Well, Johnnie walked and walked,
and he was thinking how nice his
shoes were when, all of a sudden, one
of them began hurting his foot.
"My' That's queer!" thought John
nie "The shoes felt all right in the
store. I wonder why they hurt me
now' Can it be that the cow gentle
man, who tried them on. put them on
the wrong feet?"
He looked to make sure; but, no, the
left shoe was on his left foot and the
right one on the right. Still, as Johnnie
walked on, the left shoe hurt him more
and more Soon he could scarcely step
on that foot.
"I knok what It is," said the squirrel
boy, making a funny face. "It's a nail
worked up through the leather Inside
since I began walking. What shall I
do? Guess I'd better take the shoe off
and hammer down the nail with a
stone."
But when Johnnie tried to do this he
found that the cow gentleman in the
shoe store had tied the laces in such a
hard knot that Johnnie could not loosen
them.
"Neer mind, maybe I can walk on
until I get home," Johnnie said. But
when he stepped on the nail again he
cried out "Ouch! Oh, dear! Wow! No!
I can't walk."
He sat down on a log. He did not
know what to do. He could not walk
without making himself lame and he
could not take off the shoe and go
barefoot because he could, not loosen
the lace, and he did not want to gnaw
through or cut it.
"Oh, dear! Such trouble!" chattered
Johnnie. "I wish Uncle Wiggily would
come alpng
But no rabbit gentleman in his air
ship appeared. Some . one did come
along, though. It was Jimmie Caw
Caw, the crow boy. Johnnie pretended
not to see him. They were "mad" yet.
But, as Jimmie was hopping on, not
ven looking at Johnnie, the crow boy,
he put his foot to the ground and could
not help saying.
"Oh dear! Ouch!"
"What's the matter?" asked Jimmie
quickly.
"I I there's a nail in my new shoe
and I can't get it off to hammer it
down." answered Johnnie.
"Oh, let me do it for you," spoke
Jimmie quickly. With his sharp bill he
soon picked open the hard knot in the
shoe lace. Then, with his strong bill,
Jimmie reached inside. Johnnie's shoe
(which the squirrel boy took off), and
the crow chap pulled out the nail.
"There you are!" said Jimmie.
"Oh. thank you!" cried Johnnie, put
ting on his shoe, which did not hurt
any more. "I I'm sorry I said your
bill was sharp, Jimmie. If It wasn't
shirp and strong you could not have
pullM the nail from my shoe. Let's be
friends."
"Of course!" agreed Jimmie, and they
were, going home together. Johnnie's
shoe not hurling him at all now.
And so. if the lemon squeezer doesn't
pinch the piano's leg, and make It play
a sour tune. Ill tell you next about
Mary Caw-Caw and the tangled curls.
Copyright, il, by McClure Newspaper
Syndicate.
M YEARS Ago Today
From The Herald of Thl
One attraction has already been
booked for the El Paso midwinter car
nival. At Waco the Modern Order of
Goats, a social organization, has been
formed, and arrangements have been
made to hold a big meeting here during
the carnival. A big ball and banquet
will be held here by the Goats. It is ex
pected that fully 296 members of the
new organization will be in attendance.
Mr. and Mrs. George J. Hartman left
yesterday for California.
M. B. Place returned yesterday from
a business trip to New York.
M. W. Wambaugh returned to the city
yesterday from a trip west.
H. S. Goodchilds went to Carrizozo
Saturday on a business trig.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Wens will leave
j on a visit to New York tonight.
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Yob kin git along with any woman by
impersenatin' a yoat. You might as
well give np after a publishin' house
gits your name an' address.
ralitos ranch, is here on business.
A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Harris Krupp yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. George Aitken left this morning
to spend the summer at Cloudcroft.
P. J. Breem left yesterday on an ex
tended business trip to Alamogordo.
William Hennenberg. who has been 111
for the past few days. Is about again.
Mr. and Mrs. K. G. Asearate. of Las
Cruces, are spending a few days In
town.
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Pratt returned
yesterday from an extended trip over
Mexico.
Joe Qualey came In from Chicago this
morning and will leave for Chihuahua
tomorrow.
CoL 'A. S- Greig returned from Santa
Take Booklets Alout El Paso On Your Vacation
President Orndorf i Urges Everybody To Do TJ11
fcwE
L PASO will get some splendid
advertising If each Bl Pasoan
leaving the city this summer
will take with him one of the chamber
of commerce booklets," said Burt Orn-dorff-
"When I was returning from
Mascot I talked with a man from Tuc
son, and as soon as his city was men
tioned he polled out a Tucson booklet
from his grip and literally Illustrated
his talk on Tucson. Travelers get talk
ing In the smoking car and the talk al
ways turns to cities along the route.
All westerners are boosters and. unless
the traveler Is shown the proofof a
city's greatness, he is apt to greatly
discount the descriptions given him.
The chamber of commerce will be glad
to furnish prospective travelers with
copies of the book."
"All auto owners should attend the
meeting of the anto club and chamber
of commerce directors at the chamber
of commerce tonight," said F. L. How
ard. "The auto club has for a number
of reasons shown little activity of late.
At this time and for months to come
travel by auto to the coast will.be the
largest ever recorded. Now is the
time for SI Paso to secure the routing
through this city of a large part of this
traffic With the auto dub as a live
adjunct of the chamber of commerce
thousands of dollars In outside money
can be brought to Bl Faso."
"We estmiate that we will bring 20M
visitors to Bl Paso for the July -4 th and
6th celebrations." said J. A. Chilton, of
the Texas A Pacific here. "Reduced
rates that will be a drawing card will
be put oa and the people in our terri
tory within a few hours' ride of El Paso
are expected to come here In great
numbers. We plan to run special ex
cursions on the day before the holiday."
"I am glad," said E. Ravel, "that the
city has taken a stand against the bill
boards that are making the residence
districts of EI Paso look like the drop
curtain of an Bl Paso theater or the
front of a store with a bankrupting
sale in full swing. These billboards are
not only a nuisance, but they offer a
hiding place for thieves and loafers
and holdups. Besides yoa cannot sell
a home with a billboard near It. In no
real city in the United States are bill
boards permitted in the residence dis
tricts." "Liberty is only a matter of sur
roundings," said Peyton J. Edwards,
sheriff. "Put a man off In the wilder
ness away from everyone and he has ill
the personal liberty in the world. Ji,e
him a neighbor and his privileges are
restricted, and bring him into the fitv
and he Is hedged in by national, sti'e
and municipal laws In direct propor
tion to population are nls liberties
gauged. Therefore, liberty is but a -el-attve
term. Undoubtedly the American
people, as a whole, have more liberies
than the people of some of the other
nations, but we are certainly restricted
in the interest of society as a whole
by many laws that take away many
of our liberties."
"The central trading point of the Sat -ramento
valley, the city of Sacrameuo
is essentially an agricultural cit. .'
said Frank Atkinson, an atorney of that
city. "As such It enjoys prosperity and
is steadily growing. It is a very beau
tiful city, well governed and policed,
and a highly desirable place of residence."
Fe yesterday, where he went to attend
the inauguration of Gov. Otero.
The new stock and mining exchange
was opened today, with headquarters at
115 South Oregon street. C T. Vlvion Is
the manager.
The Knights of Labor excursion to
Las Cruces yesterday was a continued
round of pleasure. The citizens of Las
Cruces extended the visitors a hearty
welcome.
Philip Harmon Grossman and Miss
Alma Niggly were married here by Jus
tice Spencer yesterday afternoon. The
ceremony was performed at the home
or Mr. ana Mrs. jonn u. layior.
D. P. Beckham, local manager of the
Postal Telegraph company, has ten
dered tits resignation and will beaome
manager of the Western Union otflse
here. Miss B. M. Cotton has been
chosen to succeed him.
A number of ioung men of El Paso
are preparing to have a dollar dinner,
or kind of patriotic gathering, at Hotel
Sheldon on July 4. The prime movers
in the affair are J. V. Landry. Dr. W. E.
Pritchard and S. G. Peticolas.
Letters To Tke Herald
All eemansieatleas mast bear the atcaatBra of the writer, but ths
name -will be wMhheM If reqaested.
The Idle Rich
I'M fond of coin, but I don't itch to be among the idle rich, who have long
green to burn; their wealth I conld not well employ, for I could never much
enjoy the bone I did not earn. Oh, every coin of mine is wet with honest,
rich, transparent sweat, until it has been dried; it represents no sire's 'bequest,
no buried miser's treasure chest, no "mnlti's" pomp and pride. I grind my anthem
mill at home, and every time I make a pome, I take in fifty cents; I get more
pleasure blowing in this hard-earned, sweat-stained slice of tin, than do the
wea'thy gents. Their coin comes easy as the rain, it represents no stress or
strain, no toil in shop or den; they use their wealth to buy and sell, like taking
water from a well; the hole fills up again. We do not value much the thing
which, like an everlasting spring, wells up, year after year; if you'd appreciate a
bone, you have to earn it with a groan, and soak it with a tear. I'd rather have
the-rusty dime for which I labored overtime, and sprained a wing or slat, than
have the large and shining buck that Fortune handed me, or Luck; get wise, rich
lad, to that.
(Copyright bv George M. Adams.7 WALT MASON.
N DOOR SPORTS
Trciug to Get
Fresh Air
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WOULD XOT NB13D MUCH LAND.
Longvlew, Texas, June 3S.
Editor El Paso Herald:
When the farmers learn how ranch
moisture th can hold la the ground
by means of the "soil-mulch." and how
long they can hoW it In, there will be
lws prayii f- ram.
However, one cannot make a ennrf n
soTI-mulrh oa a big field as, I have en
F watermelon paten, oecaoee nobody,
I DeMeve, can make as good a mulch
with the plow as may be made with the
hoe.
But any man who knows how ean
make a good enough soil-mulefa with
the plow, unless be has more land than
he can get to at the right thne atfer a
rain.
If the farmer knows enough to work
into his soil such things as lot manure,
sulk litter, pea litter, etc. and to pre
pare a good, deep bed to catch the
moisture, and then to make the right
sort of soil-mulch at the right time, to
bold the moisture in. he will not need
much land, especially if it is sandy
land
I mean that he will not requ-re n.uch
cultivation, ur course, if he can
in
have plenty of pasture on which to
grow good stock, to make money while
he sleeps and help to keep up the fer-
ii ii i j oi in cultivated news, so much
the better.
R. R. Oaridge.
Agricultural Agent T. & P. By.
B.EPLY TO MR. DE 3IITT.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I note an article In letter column in
which we again are given a treat In the
shape of an egotistical article written
by a supposed musician. Evidently
Mr. De Mitt has had extensive ac
quaintance with army musicians, at
least bis article intimates as much,' and
I wish to state that if that is his honest
opinion In regard to the abilities of
musicians serving in army bands, then
he has as much knowledge of the sub
ject as a sewing machine has of tak
ink dictations from a wooden Indian.
It seems that as a musician speaking
of musicians Mr. De Mitt ha staken the
liberty of throwing bouquets at him
self through the columns of The Her
ald and cabbages at the rest of us. It
is true that a certain percentage of
arm bandsmen do perform (as be
states) the menial labor around their
own quarters, but I don't believe there
have been any casualties reported as a
result. Another thing, this socallfrd
menial work requires about two hours
daily of their time. The rest of the
day is taken np with study, recreation
and musical duties.
We extend an Invitation to the musi
cal Mr. De Mitt to call at our band
quarters and "sit In" a rehearsal . with
us. as we would be pleased to have a
demonstration of his ability as a player
and be convinced of his ablHty to
stand as a critic of army bandsmen.
He volunteers the Information that
good musicians will not stay in El Paso.
We respectfully inquire why he has de
layed In going to more lucrative fields.
We could quote scores of prominent
names In the musical world who are at
present employed by Uncle Sara as musi
cians but what's the use. The editor
of The Herald settled that by calling
attention to some of the world's great-
eat composers who were not over bur
dened with this world's goods.
W. L. Dood,
Band, 15th Cavalry.
ROASTS WATER METER SYSTEM.
Editor EI Paso Herald:
I notice that you state editorial v
that Tuesan is very wasteful compared
to El Pas ia the use of water, using
muck Mare per person than EI Paso.'
and yoa give as a reason that EI Paso
is metered and Tucson is not. Why
don't you show what the cost per per
son in Tucson Is compared with El
Paso? A
Our average rates for residences is
lSe per hundred cubic feet which
equals (CIS per acre foot for water
Do you think it would cost JSS.15 per
acre foot to lift the water to the level
of the nwsa and keep up the pipes'"
"If each acre of land that is served
with water was charged at that rate
you would not know what to do with
the money.
It looks small to talk about gallons
of water with the machinery and the
worlds of water we have at El Paso.
Let's talk- about acre feet. I consider it
much cheaper to drown a man than to
bother to shut off the water for him. in
fact, I would offer a. prise for the most
raised with least water and that is all
I would use the meter for.
Did it ever occur to our people that it
costs more to buy meters, keep them
repaired, read them and keep the books
than it does to pump water' Besides.
look at the millions of dollars worth of
products In the way of lawns, flowers
and kitchen gardens we could hae if
I water was charged up against the land
i i mucn per lot. At present cost ou
could give each lot owner four feet
deep of water per lot per year for J
and no one could possibly use that
much without ruining their gardens
and lawns, and each lot would average
about J4 In products.
Don't you see the rich and poor
would all have an Incentive to use
every foot of space under our water
plant and no one would be looser
while all would be gainer. It would
only be the same plan the government
uses to collect under a J 10. 00. 90 plant
Why can we not use the same plan
when all know we have the water and
can get the machinery and pipes?
I hail una mtt, rtnfr In ah ai.& n
last winter that did not cost the citv
less than til for the time of the men
uu me wort, une meter was in three
months: the city, was entitled to J. 74
and received that much.
Before you lump onto Tucson's plan.
lets look at our own and see whether it
is best or not and whether we are not
taxing the people most who are trying
to beautify the city moat
a L. Hughes.
DIAMOND RINGS BLOWN AWAT.
Muskogee. Okla.. June .J. A ram
and wind storm here today blew the
front out of a Jewelry store, sending
- diamond rings rolling down the
main business street. Although the
storm was at Its height, a large crowd
started searching for the rings. The
proprietor and his clerks succeeded
in finding many of the rings before
the crowd arrived.
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