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THE COPPER ERA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29th, 1922. THE COPPER ERA Consolidated with the Morenci Leader Published Every Friday by JEE E Re A PUBLISHING COMPANY W. B. KELLY, Editor and Manager Entered at tjie Postoffiee at Clifton, Arizona, for transmission through the mails as second-class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Payable Strictly in Advance For the United States, Mexico and Canada $2.50 IA11 other countries in Postal Union $3.00 THE NEW COUNTY ADMINISTRATION Beginning next Tuesday morning, January 2nd, the newly elected county officials will enter upon their official duties. For the most part old famiiliar faces will be seen in their accustomed places. Judge Laine will continue to preside over 1 the Superior Court with Ben Fehrman as Clerk; Mrs. Jessie L. Johnson will be gin her second term as County School Superintendent; "L. N. Calli cotte will again have the custody of the county records, and W. J. Collins will transfer from the office of Treasurer to that of Assessor. In the office of the Board of Supervisors and in the office of Sheriff new incumbants will take their places. The new sheriff being W. T. Witt, former Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of this county and the two new supervisors being Minor O. Simms, of Clifton and.W. W. McMillen, of Morenci. Both the sheriff and the Board of Supervisors will have ap pointments to make on January 1. In making these appointments -the members of the Democra tic party in Greenlee county have a right to expect that the ap . pointees shall not only be efficient and trustworthy, but that they shall be Democrats as well. The campaign in Greenlee county, -which resulted in a splendid, victory for the Democratic ticket from top to bottom, was achieved by constant effort and energy on the part of the Demo cratic workers throughout the county and the concerted action trough t about under the diretion of the Democratic County Central Committee. The Democratic workers of the county and the Democratic County Central Committee, as well as the rank and file of the Demo cratic party, will be dissappointed if any1 Democratic officer or any Democratic board goes outside of their own party in making their appointments. ' It does not follow that among our Republican friends in this county, few in number, but very select, that efficient and trust--worthy appointees could not be found, but the Republicans, as well as the Democrats, subscribe to the rule that "to the victors Toelong the spoils." - LET THE PEOPLE KNOW iHoscow Is directing a widespread campaign in the United States for the overthrow of the American government, declares, JWm. J. Burns, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation before the House Appropriations Committee. . - He declares documents obtained during the; past year ''clearly- Indicate' -the Communist Internationale is- behind a strong " "move- ' meat among negroes, labor unions, and various'' social organiiations and women's' clubs," Its ultimate purpose being to undermine these organizations with the view of overthrowing the United States gov ernment and establishing dictatorship of the proletariat. Reds have established "schools", where, radicalism is taught -without interference by the government. Such schools have been found in Seattle and near Boston and are springing up in other sec tions. i "We have no authority to stop it," Burns decked. Burns testified 358 new radical publications had sprung up In the United States the last year and there are now 611 in circula tion throughout the country. Mere suppression, arrests and deportations will not defeat this evil in the United States. We must beat the agitator at his own Same. His radical propaganda must be counteracted just as steadily as he spreads it. Enlightenment of the masses and not force alone will hold this nation safe against the inroads of; the Russian Reds. Our people must be shown, the fallacy of these arguments nd the condition of Russia today is the strongest object lesson that ean be advanced to show why sound thinking Americans should steer clear of any program that has "landed the! people of a nation in the plight that Russians find themselves in today. TAX REDUCTION PARAMOUNT ISSUE The recent elections in western states emphasized one point the people, want a reduction in the overhead cost of government Laying aside rall arguments and prejudices for or against any candidate, the people have shown unmistakably that they wish re- duction in present tax burdens. It is useless to tell the people that they are to blame for present state expenses. They may have voted for the tax raising measures but in nine cases out of ten the average citizen does so not realizing the aggregate burden he la heaping upon himself. Any man who reads the country papers of the states west f the Rocky Mountains could draw but one conclusion, namely, the people were demanding a new deal in public affairs. Incumbents In office who failed to recognize this condition have been defeated "by candidates who saw the situation. Candidates who have gone into office on a tax reduction and efficiency program in public affairs must make good with their pre-election promise if they wish to escape condemnation of the people. Holdover public officials who are in office must also re cognise the present state of public opinion and trim their sails ac cordingly. - v Every line of private business has reduced expenses. Bvery Aepartment of state, city and county 'governments must do the same. This does not mean curtailnig efficiency. It simply means giving more service for the same money and where possible, better service for less money. The Portland Oregonian remarks that most men's ideas of a Jiving wage 1b two dollars a day more thanf they get When a man asks your advice you should try to find out what lie wants to do and then govern yourself accordingly. THE ANGLO-JAPAN ALLIANCE The' alliance between Great Britain and Japan has just been renewed for another year, and the announcement was a shock to all who rejoiced last winter in the passing of that alliance as a by-product of the Washington arms conference. Its end was regarded by many competent judges as the big gest accomplishment of the conference, because it removed an un natural bond between Europe and Asia and brought together, in a free and friendly working agreement, the two great English speak ing peoples. - . There is no need, however, to accuse either Britain or Japan of treachery. The renewal of the alliance comes about automatically, for the simple reason that France, at the moment of its expiration, has not yet ratified the Washington four?power Pacific treaty. The four-power treaty itself provided for such a contingency.- Japan, chief loser in the new arrangement, was not asked to give up her claim on British loyalty until all four powers had ratified. It is reported now, from Paris that the French government, after long hesitation, is disposed to ratify this treaty, along with the naval limitations pact. Under h'e circumstances, France would cer tainly gain nothing in American esteem by further delay. 4 CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRESSIVISM vs. DESTRUCTIVE RADICALISM The destructive type of extreme radicals arrogate to them selves the right 'to appropriate the name "Progressive." That group by that predatory act provokes the ire of the reaf constructively progressive element. Only sanity in legislation can command approval and support. Real "Progressives" are as strongly -opposed to radicalism on the one hand as they are to the dry-rot of reactionism on the other. Theirs is that sane common ground on which the great mass of Americans have always shown their Inclination to stand under val iant leadership. i - The term "progressive" has a definite significance and mean ing expressive of that type of Americanism which revers organic law. They insist that American law ts fundamentally intended to serve the people and that respect for law depends on the sincerity adn the integrity of that service. Prtogressivism means that the processes and methods of gov ernment, when and where they fail to serve men and women, must be changed and made to function for human welfare and happiness. That is where it parts company . alike from blind and unintelligent reaction and the dragnet of untried experiments. When radicals meet and appropriate the designation "Progres- ' sive." the group is attaching to itself a label to which it is nof-en-titled and' is bidding for popular support under false pretenses. TAX EXEMPTION RUINOUS Tax-exempt bonds are increasnig in volume and are snapped up as rapidly as issued. , They draw from the reservoirs of liquid capital vast sums which would otherwise be available for. industrial investments. They cause' an additional tax burden to be imposed to meet interest and sinking fund requtrtaentsi,-''1-?-'r' ' They reduce taxable property of the country by increasing vol ume of non-taxable wealth. They exempt from taxation a class of wealthy citizens who secure all the benefits of government without sharing directly in its expense or responsibilities. Unless prompt measures are taken to prevent the continued issuance of such securities which have now reached the gigantic total of $30,000,000,000, the nation. will be-confronted with, a serious political and economic upheaval from ' this cause alone.' A con stitutional amendment is- needed to remedy the situation. No nation can exist successfully with one-half the wealth "taxed and the other half not taxed. No; they never did put any of the war grafters in jail. Every prospectus of a company selling oil stocks is a gusher. And now we've got to have the bonus fight all over again. Women may think they rule the world, but the milliners of Paris are all men. We are not certain whether Greece was a victim of bad: judg ment or bad advice. There is something wrong somewhere when children rather go to school- than stay at home. Ever notice how cross some motorists get when a train crosses a crossing when they want to use it. I Mr. Ford says our currency should be reformed. He ought to know; he has cornered most of it. A lot of trouble would have been; avoided if we had made an end of Turkey when we had the chance. "Skirts Are Coming Down", announces a headline, and the Columbia Record announces that the show is over. I The Episcopal church has dropped the word "obey" from it marriage ceremony. But does it really make any difference. : ' But, then, the Greeks had something comnig to them. They made a mistake when they-called Constantino- bftcti? to" the; throne. "Prohibition is being seriously discussed in Mexico,"-according to a news item. Would you regard that as a good sign or not? Henry Ford has been indulging in some sharp talk lately. But if yon had as much money as he has. accumulated yon would talk big, too. That preacher who eloped with a young woman, leaving a wife and nine children, declaring that he was misunderstood, is mis taken. The country understands him perfectly, and knows where he belongs. Editorial Pen Points The next job is to learn to write it 1923. Yes, they are still having peace conferences in Europe. Most self-made men gave them selves too much tongue. Matrimony alsya proves that two can live as foolishly as one. Europe asks for our moral support, and for more loans along with it. Lloyd George may have been lick ed, but he is still able to talk back. In the old days martyrs were burn ed. Now they are made to dig coal. People like to be bossed. Look-, at the way they submit to the traffic cops. . The small boy's objection to a bath is that it has to be repeated too often. Paople who get ahead in the world are not backward about keeping up a front. About the best the government can promise is that taxes will not be any higher. These flappers might have known that bobbed hair wouldn't be stylish for long. Co-operation is necessary in nearly everything. You can't even make love without it. It is to be hoped that the new Mrs. Hohenzollent will treat her- spouse as he deserves. What has become of the McCor mick family, and their marriage and divorce troubles? Many a man ha called a girl a dream, only to find after marriage that she is a stern reality. About the worst insult we can im agine is give a negro a safety razor for a Christmas present. Most of us would not worry so much about the weather if it were not for thermometers, for then we would not know how cold it isr how hot," We met a remarkable man the other day. He could name every number of President Harding's cabinet Another thing the average man needs is an ash tray' that will be where he wants it when he needs it. There .'is no need to worry about anything' elsie now. Congress is busy Tpassihg'rthe appropriation bills.- A woman candidate is charged with buying; votes. But whoever heard of votes being offered for 98 cents? When a small boy goes to school with clean finger nails it is a sign that he has the right kind of mother. There would be fewer traffic acci dents these days if automobiles had as much sense as horses used to have. . A New York photographer is ' to pick the country's 22 fairest women. He doesn't care about being popular. If all the reformers would go to work there would be a still further reduction in the wages of unskilled labor. GIRL DRINKS LYE WATER; NEAR DEATH PIRTLEVTLLE, Dec. 21. Rosalie Benson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scoville Benson, of Pirtleville, is In a serious condition from drinking a preparation of lye and water. The child is past 3 years old. Mrs. Benson had prepared the mix ture in a pitcher as she intended to carry it from room to room and add it to the scrubbing water. Little Rosalie did not heed the mother's warning not to drink from the pitcher and swallowed some of the water. Her face and throat were badly burned. The attending physician be lieves the child will recover, but her condition is grave. SHOT MAN TO DEATH DURING CARD GAME YUMA, Ariz. Dec. 20. Amos Sapp, deputy sheriff up at - Swansea, brought down Presiliano Mesa, the Mexican who shot Jesus Pasos. in a gambling quarrel on December 12, Wednesday night and the man was given a preliminaray hearing before Judge Stanley in the justice court. According to an eye wfttneag. the tvfo men wsejre playing- tfar&s and quarreled, and Mesa pulled a gun and shot Pasos to death. Mesa fled to the hills, but was caught by a posBe and brought to Yuma He was held over without bail to the superior court. The witness is being held un til the trial. Mesa has signified his intention to plead guilty and will no doubt be given a speedy trial and sentence. LANE 18 APPOINTED ASSISTANT ENGINEER W. W. Lane, county engineer of Pinal county, has been appointed as sistant state engineer by Frank Goodman, named by Governor Hunt as state engineer after January 1. Mr. Lane is now in Phoenix and has spent some time during the past two dajte in familiarizing himself with the work of the state engineering de partment It is rumored about the Capitol that Charles . Addams of Phoenix has been appointed chief clerk in the highway department. Mr. Goodman has not announced the re mainder of the appointees in hla department IMPROVED UNIFORM INTERNATIONAL Sunday School f Lesson T (By REV. P. B. F1TZWATER. D. IX. Teacher of English Bible In til Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.) Copyright. 1922, Western Newspaper fiitaa, LESSON FOR DECEMBER 31 REVIEW GOLDEN TEXT The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed roe to preach the gospel to the poor. Luke 4:18. - DEVOTIONAL READINU Psalm 8s. PRIMARY TOPIC Favored Btorkee of the Quarter. JUNIOR TOPIC Jesus Went About Do ing Good. INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOPIC How Jesus Ministered to the People. YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULT TOPIC -Some Characteristics of Jesus' Ministry. Since all the lessons of the quarter save one are from Luke, and the cen tral and unifying" theme is Jesus Christ, n profitable way to couduct the review, ns suggested in I'eloubet'n Notes, would lie to assign the follow ing topics to pe members of the class to nurke a brief report upon: 1. Christ's Mission to the World. 2. Christ's Helpers and How He Used Them. 3. Christ's Divine Power and How He Exercised It. 4. Christ's Methods of Teaebln. 5. Christ's Lore In Its Many Mani festations. 6. Christ's Courage and How He Showed It. 7. Christ's Foes and Hla PeaKaes With Them. 8. Christ's Pity for Sinners. 9. Christ's Passiug Through Hunt Experience. 10. Christ as a Missionary and an Organiser. 11. Christ's Relation to the Father. 12. Christ's Preparation for the Climax of His Lire. Another way would be by summar izing each lesson, stating the out standing topic and teaching- of each leason. The following suggestion are offered: Lesson 1. The birth of John the Baptist, whlcuVroui the human stand point was Impossible, was announced to his father, Zachariat. For hla mo bellef he was smitten with duiubaea. God expects of his ' servant unques tioned belief In what He promise. Lesson 2. Jesus was born la Bethle hem just as the prophet had foretold some 700 years before, and at the age of twelve years he consciously e- tered into the services of God's hoase- Though conscious of His divine-beiA" nd mlrelonV He lived a lift of filial obedience. -?: - k - Lesson S. Jehu the Baptist's tola- -liitry was a preparation for the com- tag of Christ. He fearlessly preached repentance and pronounced Judgment upon the Impenitent Though a mighty preacher, he humbly declared that Christ was Immeasurably greater than himself Lesson 4. Jesus Christ after His baptism was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. The purpose . was to test thre reality of the incarnation. The re sult was complete victory a demon stration of His ability to save to the uttermost all who trust Him. Lesson 5. Isaiah foretold the. gold en age upon the earth when Christ will reign. Lesson 6. While Jesus was here He healed all kinds of diseases and east out devils. He authenticated His mission and proved His power to for give sins by miraculous deeds. Lesson 7. Jesus . taught the dis ciples the principles which should govern in His kingdom. Only those who have been horn from above ran . love their enemies. Lesson 8. While in Simon's houn at dinner, a woman who hml been a notorious sinner anointed Jesus' feet Snd wiped them with her fealr. The sinner's gratitude to Jesus for for giveness Is measured by the appre hension of sins forgiven. Lesson 9. Jesus went forth through out every city preaching the clad tid ings of the Kingdom of tod. The fact of salvation for sins through a cruet fled Redeemer is truly glad tidings. Lesson 10. Jesus sent forth inlt slonuries with the realization of the big task before them, and with power to perforin supernatural deeds to au thenticate their mission. Those who realize the bigness of their task will earnestly pray that the Lord will snd forth laborers into His harvest. Lesson 11. Jesus' reply to the ques tion of a certain lawyer, "Who Is my neighbor?" shows that the all-important consideration is not "Who la my neighbor?" but "How oaii I show thar I am a neighbor T" Lesson 12. A certain rich man la his perplexity over his prosperity de cided to provide larger stores snd set tle down to a life of sensuous Indul gence. The one who lays op treas ures on earth and la not rich toward God is a fool. Consolation, Love, Faith, Hope. Life. May Consolation smile on every pain, and Love put her balm on every wound that life beHrs! May Faith strengthen you all In your unavoidable trials and Hope whisper through all sorrows that this terrestrial life of ours Is a mere shadow of tlie Life that never dies. Mazxlnl. Charity Among Yourselves. , But before all things have a eon Btant mutual charity among yourselves jfe? charity covers a aauiataat !