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THE END OF THE ROAD
Private advices from Phoe nix are to the effect that no purchasers have yet been found for the latest issue of tax anticipation bonds offer ed for sale by the state of Arizona, and that certain Phoenix bankers are now on the coast to see whether some kind hearted institution or individual can be found who will come to the finan cial assistance of the great state of Arizona. Its to be hoped that the efforts will be successful, else the state of Arizona will be in exactly the same position which the city of Chicago, the city of Philadelphia and even the city of New York now find themselves. There will be no money to pay road work ers, clerical help, school teachers or officials. Phoenix banks are accept ing no state warrants; Bis bee banks are doing like wise. The county of Cochise gets a nice fat check from the state treasurer for our portion of the state school money, and then finds that he cannot cash the warrant. And this is the second war rant that he has received from the state which came back marked “N. S. F.” Thus we come to the end of the road! Now, whether we like it or not, whether it is “feasible,” whether “we can’t let the functions of- government fall,” or whatever excuse may have been made here tofore, we are up against the plain facts. The colt has been given plenty rope and there has been a lot of cav orting, but finally he is wound right up against the snubbing post and must lis ten to reason. The course is plain; there is but one answer. The state of Arizona must cut expen ses ; the expenses of state government must be brought within the revenue accruing to the state. That means the elimination of a lot of fanc ies and frills. That means coming right down to essen tials, and nothing more. It is an old story and every citizen in the state knows it well because he has gone through every angle of it. When this depression first hit us, everyone of us sought new sources of revenue—we found none. Then a lot of us used the good credit which we had built until it became strained—and our creditors began to insist. Then we came to our senses and brought our expenses with in our revenues. And most of us are not only required to pay our regular expenses but to skimp a little closer and pay a part of the debts we contracted with interest. The state is no more po tent than its citizenship. No rules of finance apply to na tional, state or municipal sys tems that do not apply to in dividuals or corporations. If a state owes money it must be paid—else it finds itself in the “dead-beat” class just as surely as an individual. And some of the school ex ecutives in Arizona will sud denly awaken one of these cool mornings to find that school expenditures in Ari zona are coming down. Am ple warning has been given, and the school executives have had ample opportunity to clean house. If it isn’t done quickly, these same ex ecutives will find inexperi enced and unsympathetic hands wrecking things in great shape. Schools as they are operated today are lux uries, and the people of the ( state of Arizona are not financially able to afford lux uries. Teachers can’t work long without salaries, and salaries cannot be paid un less money is available. A state warrant looks nice, but you cannot buy food and clothing with warrants un less they can be turned into cash. The time to trim is now! Yes, we come now to the end of the road. The new road will be hard to travel. We have a lot of excess bag gage which we had better begin to dump right now!— Bisbee Review. COPPER AND COTTON CROP HOLD LEAD Value of production of basic commodities in Arizona last year is estimated as $62,- 000,000 in the Arizona Busi ness Review for January is sued this week by the Ari zona Industrial congress. Notwithstanding material ly reduced output and values due to the lowest average price of copper since 1850, the mining industry continu ed to rank as the largest in the state in production value, the report shows estimates given cover agricultural, live | stock, mining and lumber productions, all showing much smaller values than for some years, due to drastic declines in commoditv prices in 1931. Mining production in the state last year was estimated at $36,000,000 by the U. S. Bureau of Mines the Business Review points out, while Ari zona crops were given hypo thetical total value $16,500,- 000 in preliminary estimates of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Copper held its rank as Arizona’s leading product and Arizona retain ed its place as the nation’s greatest copper producer, al though output of the red metal fell to 397,000,000 pounds for the year. At aver age prices this was valued at $33,000,000, while gold pro duction amounted to $2,500,- 000 and silver to $900,000. Cotton also held its place as the state’s leading crop despite a crresponding de cline in value. The federal crop estimates included $4,- 500,000 for cotton, $3,276,- 000 for alfalfa, $2,877,000 for lettuce, and $1,381,000, for cantaloupes, Citurs fruit, also were near the million dollar class in value. Industrial Congress esti mates place a combined va lue of approximately $5,- 800,000 on estimated ship ments of 140,000 cattle to outside markets and slaugh terings of 70,000 within the state. Shipments of 300,000 lambs, 500,000 pounds of mohair and 6,500,000 lbs. of wool are estimated at $2,- 100,000. The review quotes privates estimates placing Arizona lumber production last year at 88,000.000 board feet, be lieved to represent some thing over $1,000,000. The congress publication reports that no authentic es timates. are available on va lue of general manufactur ing production in the state in 1931, but estimates that pro duction of all manufacturing and mechanical industries did not exceed $25,000, bas ing the figures on compari son of 1929 statistics report ed by the U. S. Census of Manufactures with opera tions and values prevailing in 1931. ALL BUT ONE STOOD UP A Cochise county preach er, at the close of his sermon last Sunday said: “Let all in the house who are paying their bills stand up.” Every man, woman and child with one exception, stood up. The preacher said: “now isn’t that fine —what a won derful congregation I have now be seated!” “Now,” the preacher said, “let every man not paying # his debts stand up.” The exception, a careworn looking individual, with the marks of hunger upon him, wearing last summer’s suit, slowly assumed a per pendicular position. “How is it, my friend,” the preacher said, “that you are the only one in the con , gregation not paving his ' bills? : “Well, you see. it’s this ■ way,” said the exception, “I run a newspaper and the . brethren here who stood up ■ are my subscribers,, and—” “Let us pray,” almost i shouted that minister. PROCEDURE FOR APPRO VAL OF LAND SALES SAN CARLOS PROJECT OUT LINED BY GOVERNMENT Disbursing Agent Indian Service To Act For Secretary |. Compliance with the leg is'lation creating the San Car los Project requires that un til one-half of the construc tion charges are paid no sales of project land are va lid unless and until the pur chase price is approved by the Secretary of the Interior. This provision in the San Carlos Act* as well as in all recent reclamation land acts, was designed and included in the legislation to prevent land speculation and high handed promotor’s profits. It was intended to apply to new projects where the raw lands might be acquired and disposed of entirely by specu lators. Needless to say, this precaution was entirely un necessary so far as the San Carlos Project is concerned, but having been included in the Act, it must be complied with. The exact language of this provision in the San Car los Act follows: ‘‘ + * * and shall provide that until one-half the construction charges against said lands shall have been fully paid, no sale of any such lands shall be valid unless and until the purchase price involved in such sale is approved by the Secre tary of the Interior, and shall also provide that upon proof of fraudu lent representation as to the true consideration involved in any such sale, the Secretary of the Interior is authoriz ed to cancel the water right attaching to the land involved in such fraudulent sale; and all public lands irrigable under the project shall be entered subject to the conditions of this section which shall be applied thereto:” Disbursing Agent authorized To Approve Sales According to word at the San Carlos District office Mr. Joseph A. Special Clerk and Disbursing Agent of the Indian Service at Cool idge, has been authorized to approve all sales where the purchase price does not ex ceed three times the assess ed vaue of the land. In case where the purchase prices should exceed this limit, the proposed transaction is to be submitted to Washington for approval. In the latter in stance, it is thought that tele-, Singing In The Rain Is a pleasing fact when you are snug and cozy in your own little home. Home is man’s greatest privi lege—why not make your start towards one while material and la bor are at rock bottom P.W. HAMILTON LBR.CO. “Where Quality Meets Price.” THE COOLIDOE EXAMINEE graphic instructions can be obtained. The assessed va lue, as expressed in the au thorization, refers to the re gular County tax-roll assess ment. This matter has been be fore the, District officials for some time and they have been successful in having the Government provide for this local and as near as possible i convenient administration of this somewhat burdensome and inapplicable provision of the Statute. THE CASE OF GEORGE BRATT George Bratt who seems well named, is a sliver tramp. With his wife and four child ren he journeyed across the country in a house on wheels ■ pausing dor a while in Tuc- 1 son, then on to the coast where he landed in San Francisco. There he took a I house, but couldn’t pay his ! rent and was evicted. When ; the constables put his things'! on the sidewalk, he left hisjj wife and 4 small children ; standing amid the furniture 1 and walked bravely away, ; declaring that it was “socie ty’s duty to care for his ; family” and has not been j seen since. His wife told the authori ties that she thought George Bratt was doing the right thing—she gloried in his spunk—and that he was merely fighting for a princi ple. Os course, she added that LEGALS ' Notice For Publication Department of the Interior General Land Office at Phoenix, Arizona January 28, 1932. Notice is hereby giyen that Stephen K. Phillips, of Rt. 7, Phoenix, .Arizona, who, on April 1, 1920, made Desert Land Entry, No. 045300, for SVo, Section 4, Township 6 S. Range 8 E., G. & S. R. Meridan, has filed notifce of intention to make Final Proof, to establish claim to the land above descried, be fore Henry A. Morgan, Re- 1 gister, United States Land Office, at Phoenix, Arizona, on the 18th day of March, 1932.' Claimant names as wit nesses: Fred Tait, of Phoenix, Ari zona ; David O. Clark, of Phoenix, Arizona; Richard C. Shiflet, of Phoenix, Ari zona, James Daley, of Cool idge, Arizona. HENRY A. MORGAN, Register. First publication Feb. 5, ’32. Last publication Mar. 4, ’32. society had deprived him of a living, this being the plea of all sliver tramps. But has society deprived George Bratt of a living? We think not. He was sent to Am herst where he was graduat ed. He went on the stage. He taught school. He work ed in a furniture factory. But he either didn’t make good at any of them or he had the itching foot and spent years in wandering. There was no depression when he came to Tucson two years or more ago. But he couldn’t find work. He had had school teaching con tracts but passed them up. He had had acting contracts, but passed them up. He wanted to wander. He knew he would always be able to Equip Your Farm with INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER MACHINERY E. C. GRASTY IMPLEMENT CO. Casa Grande Coolidge COOLIDGE | Business Directory j The following enterprising firms of Coolidge take this method of solicit- J ing your patronage. fi DR. V. E. POWLEY j THE PIONEER ; CHIROPRACTOR PALMER GRADUATE Office at the J. B. 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BLACKWELL, Proprietor | RENOVATING OLD COTTON BEDS LIKE NEW New Cotton Beds made to order Feathers Sterilized v SECTIONAL FEATHER MATTRESSES MADE i ONE DAY SERVICE Society is to blame that this irresponsible person has four children and is soon to have a fifth although he is unwill ing to stick to one job until he attains success. And so he walks away, proudly boasting that he is fighting for a principle. BUNK !—Tucson Star.