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Imperial Valley press and the Imperial press. (El Centro, Calif.) 1906-1907, May 25, 1907, Image 4

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Entered as second-class matter March 3d,
1906 at the postoflfioeat El Centro, California,
under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
A glance over the file of the
Imperial Standard would show a
great many people to whom that
paper has been sent what a cheap
and shoddy policy it is now try
ing to persue. Up to until a
couple of weeks ago its columns
have been practically filled with
telegraphic news probably clip
ped from some morning- daily,
presumably the Los Angeles
Times, with now and then a news
item ljke: "Kelly sells nursery
stock on the bank corner," or
words to that effect, and if a
reader did not know it before
hand he would never learn from
its columns there ever was anoth
er town in the valley outside of
Imperial. But now? Lo and be
hold the change in policy. A
county seat fight is on and it
must recognize the fact that oth
er towns do exist, because from
such towns votes may be had and
at this critical moment it is sui
cidal to ignore them.
Now one may read of great
things doing in almost every sec
tion. In fact, news has become
quite numerous of lute, and just
now the Standard is particularly
anxious to find out what is going
on in other parts of the Imperial
valley, and from what is learned
will be sifted and such as ma\
prove beneficial will be used.
For the development of the val
ley as a whole it cares not a whit
and if by omission a misrepre
sentation can be made, such will
promptly be omitted. Lately it
became necessarj*, apparently, to
say something about the canta
loupe industry oi the valley, so
the Standard immediately pro
ceeded to investigate and gave up
considerable space, but it was
necessary to omit from the list
the El Centro section, the second
largest in the field. You see, it
was highly improbable that any
advantage would be gained by
mentioning it, so thi very im
portant factor in the valley's pio
gressiveness, with its two associ
ations and large acreage, was
Such things as these prove the
Standard to be an organ, pure
and simple, not a newspaper. But
very little does it care where or
who (ju/tts cantaloupes. If they
could be raised in Imperial it
would be a different matter.
Contrary to such a policy the
Impkkiai, Vau.ky Pkkss has al
ways sought the news of the Im
perial valley, and each locality
has formed representation in its
columns, while each week news
items have appeared from all the
towns. News items from Imper
ial have been deemed as import*
atit to its readers as from any
where else. This paper kept a
correspondent at Imperial as long
as one could be secured to keep
up the work. The I'khss is an
has always hold the lead because
of that fact. The Press realizes
the fact that to advance any sec
tion, to encourage any industry
in any part, is a help to the ad
vancement of the entire valley.
The progress of every town has
been recorded in these columns,
and it is safe to say that the
stranger to-day who has read one
or two copies of the PrKSS is thor
oughly familiar with the names
of Urawley, Holtville, Calexico,
Silsbce and Hcber as they are
with either El Centro or Imperial.
It certainly is an insult to the
good sense of the people of this
valley that the Standard should
imagine it could influence anyone
in its favor by this sudden chance
of front, especially at such a
time and by such coarse work.
There is every evidence to even
the casual observer that the Im
perial push is scared. And to
the keen observer there are un
mistakable signs that they are as
scared as a jack rabbit. They
are going- to every extreme to
mislead the public in believing
that El Centro has no hopes of
securing the county seat and that
we are getting ready to throw
our strength to some other town.
Nothing could be farther from
the truth — there are but two
towns which have any hope of
securing the county seat — El
Centro and Imperial. This is
the trutli and no one knows it
better than the Imperial people-
Another thing- they know full
well — El Centro is in the fight
to win and will use every fair
means of doing so. El Ceutio
backs up on no proposition, much
less this fight for the county seat
of the proposed new county.
Fact is, Imperial startec
something they cannot stop; t'iey
are hearing from the "boys at
the forks of the creek," and the
reports they hear makes a rumb
ling noise not pleasing to their
first expectation of carrying
things by storm. Their antics
put us in mind of the simple
country boy who yoked himself
to a bull yearling and started
down the street to make an exhi
bition of himself. The calf got
scared and started to run, drag
ging the boy along and by-stand
ers were amused to hear him
lustily crying: "Head us off."
So it is with Imperial — they have
hooked onto something they can't
manage and now they would make
believe they want somebody to
"head us off," when in fact their
entire energy and effort is con
centrated on trying to head off
El Centro. The die is cast and
the inevitable is staring- them in
the face — they are beginning to
see their life hopes shattered and
the young giant, El Centro,
meets their gaze, no matter which
way they look. Imperial people
know that if they cannot secure
the county seat Imperial will be
"a thing that was," merely a
.memory of the past, for it is well
known to all men who know the
conditions, that there will be ab
solutely no excuse for a town
where Imperial now stands when
Xl Centro gets the county seat.
There is no country nearby Im
perial which will support a pop
ulatiou sufficient to keep up a
town and there is no trade goes
there now which cannot just as
easily iro to Brawley or El Cen
tro. These facts are known to
Imperial people and it makes
them desperate to think of El
Centro as having any chance to'
beat them. KacC is, El Ccntro
has been a continuous nightmare
to Imperial since the town was
first laid out.
A striking example of the reg-J
ulation ''grab all" policy of Im
perial occurred during the recent
San Diego excursion to our valley.
The music during the entire time
the excursionists were at Imperi
al, Holtville and El Centro was
furnished by the combined El >
Centro and Imperial bands.; Dur-i
ing the trip the excursionists'
took up a subscription "for the^
baud boys," which amounted "to
a snug- stun. Evkky cknt ok
Ei. Ckntko. Imperial is to-day
justly reaping the benefits (?) of
just this sort of "grab all" policy
which she has been persuing for
F. C. Pauliu and Geo. A. Par
kyns were in Calexico the first of
this week intimating to the peo
ple of that town that extensive
improvements were in contem
plation for them, as well as sev
eral brick blocks, etc. The peo
ple of Calexico are of the opinion
that these people who do things
principally by word of mouth
will have to show them. The
hot air graft in the Imperial val
ley is about to the end of the lane.
Time was when promises for the
future gave hope to the settler,
but to-day it's the men who do
things that count.
The Imperial push, for some
reason which is difficult to imag
ine, have, through a majority of
ihe county division committee,
appointed bythemselves, decided
not to include the Palo Verde
section of Riverside county in
the new county of Imperial. We
have been informed that the resi
dents of that section desired to
come with us. Their interests
are with us and by nature they
belong with us. They certainly
should have been allowed the op
portunity if they desired. The
Palo Verde section of Riverside
county has patented land of the
value of a million dollars. We
need it to help make up our tax
roll, especially for the next few
years. To call the action of the
committee an error is putting it
too mild. It was assinine. Yet
the tax payers of our new county
must suffer for the assinnity of
this Imperial push, who desire to
control all new county affairs.
If you want bargains in Real Estate
call or write us
Lands cheerfuly shown prospec- We handle El Centro city lots
tive buyers. We are pioneers and acre tracts, and can give
in the Imperial Valley are the you most any time you want,
able to judge the values of The finest of cantaloupe and
property. We have some of garden land can be had from
the best property in the valley us at low prices and on easy
listed. payments.
We will show you what we have
and what you want
Office in Hotel El Centro
We have just unpacked the largest shipment of
Crockery and Queensware
ever received in the Imperial Valley, shipped direct from
Johnson Bros, England. Both plain and decorated
Chinaware, in sets and pieces. Prices rcsonable.
Summer Pants
A full line of summer trousers. White duck
and other kinds suitable for Imperial Valley
Our line of shoes are filling up by every
train. Big shipment of new dry goods
expected daily.
Our groceries are always new and fresh
Dry Goods and Groceries
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