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GIRAGI BROTHERS, Publishers Address all communications to The Winslow Daily Mail, Winslow, Ariz. Published Every Morning Except Monday at Winslow, Navajo County, Arizona The Only Daily Newspaper Published in Northern Arizona SUBSC RIPTION RATESi (Payable in Advance) One Year sfi.oo .Six Months Per Month 60 MEMBER OF TIIE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also the local news published herein. CONGRESS IN SESSION Congress is again grinding away at Washington with a few big major problems before it and with thousands of small matters to command its*attention. There is an earnest desire on the part of practically every member of the two great branches of our Congress to serve the Nation and his particular State or district in a faithful manner. And as they begin upon their tasks it would be a happy turn in af fairs if every faultfinder in the country would make a reso lution to regard his national government as an institution and a friend rather than something to find fault with. Among the notable public utterances of President Coolidge, Vice President Dawes, and Speaker Longworth, have been gentle admonitions to a large part of the American public to “stop knocking.” The government may not be perfect but everyone knows that it is the best one in the world. RADIO REGULATION President Coolidge is evincing a New England deter mination to have Secretary Hoover placed in charge of radio control. Mr. Hoover doesn’t seem to care for the job but he is energetically supported for the place by the big broad casting interests who have developed the are and who know that Hoover would protect them in what they call their “rights.” The independents want a commission to work apart from the department of commerce. Boiled down the whole fight is between the big interests and the little ones. In the end congress will likely take care of all of them. YOUR CREDIT OBLIGATION When your grocer, butcher, doctor, clothier, anyone with whom you deal—extend you credit—they give you a vote of confidence. When you pay promptly—you renew that confidence—and further your own future convenience as well. The man with good credit has a definite asset. He is recognized as a man who has taken on obligations—and met them—his word is good—and he can be relied upon. His trade is welcome anywhere. THE HIGH COST OF VOTING Figures recently presented by the Montana Taxpayers’ Association regarding the cost of a state-wide primary, re vealed that the election held August 3, 1926, cost the tax payers $128,433 for 109,155 votes, .an average cost of .sl,lß per vote. The election cost the smallest county, which had only 770 votes, $4.11 per vote; v r hile in Ravalli county, with 2,100 votes, the cost was 44 cents per vote, the lowest in the state. This is pretty good evidence of the high cost of government today. MORE USES FOR GAS A company in Baltimore has put on the market a new gas cutting and welding torch that uses illuminating gas costing only a fraction as much as the gases usually used. It is another victory for common gas, that has been the friend of industry for so many years; a victory that was bound to come, awaiting only the serious study of an ob servant scientist. This welding development is one of the best industrial discoveries in years; It means cheaper build ing, cheaper machinery, cheaper repairs, and the utilization of many an old machince in ways that were prohibited by the present high cost of welding and cutting. More uses are being found for gas every day, and the future of the indus try was never before so promising. Today will-see the publication of Arizona’s eighteenth daily paper when the Winslow Weekly Mail changes to the “Daily Mail,” The new Mail will carry full Associated Press reports and will be the only daily newspaper on the Santa Fe system between San Bernardino, California, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Every publisher in the state will wish the Giragi Brothers the best of luck in their new enterprise.—Blade-Tribune, Florence, Arizona. If you don’t earn your reward you won’t enjoy it. Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices. ,l The willing horse gets the heaviest load—and the most oats. There are cases where a woman’s face is some drug' gist’s fortune. What do we live for if not to make the world less diffi cut for each other? Telepathy is the science that tells you what the driver ahead is going to do w T hen he holds out his hand. The new automobiles are coming in a variety of colors, but the pedestrians will still have to be content with black and blue. The wisest man needs teaching. You carry your own key to success. To err is human—to admit it is not. Hot air never filled a pay envelope. k Hope is the mainspring of courage. If you do your best you are a success. Drones never get the desirable rewards. The smallest minds harbor the biggest grouches. Life may be a gamble but you play your own cards. I he gi eat secret is to do more than is expected of you. WE THANK YOU jig i EDITORIAL AND FEATURE PAGE About Time to Pary For a Freeze With Other Editors L. A A QUESTION IN RELIGION (Miami Bulletin) To remark that religious news is big news today is merely a bro mide. Anyone who reads the pap ers at all knows that. He recalls the long weeks when the famous evolution trial of Dayton, Tennes see, held page one the world over. The Scopes evolution trial and every news event of today which savors at all of the religious are significant because men and wo men are thinking more that ever before on the question: “What’s it all about?” Because it believes that religion is “saleable” to day, the Interna tional Advertising Association has established a church advertising department. Its purpose is, first of all, to find out what the world thinks about religion today, any way. It has prepared a set of 12 “brief questions” to be sent to men and women the world over. Very simple, elemetary questions are they, such as “Do you believe in God?” “Do you believe in immor tality?” “Do you believe in pray er?” But simple as the questions are, they are so complex as to defeat their purpose. Take that question —“Do you believe in God?” The immediate answer of many is “whose” God? “What kind of a God?” Turn to the church section of any Saturday newspaper and observe the different kinds of divinities scheduled to be worshiped at the Sunday services, before you think it easy for men and women to an swer “Do you believe in God?” REACHING OCT (Arizona Gazette) It is reported in Los Angeles that Sears & Roebuck are planning to establish another great branch of their mail order department store in that city. The purpose of such a branch is to reach this in land territory comprised of the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. In spite of the fact that Phoenix and the Salt River valley have stores that are-just as metropoli tan as those to he found in any city in the west and that they car ry stocks that are just as complete and their goods are priced as low as good merchandising permits, the mail order houses continue to do a big volume of business in this section. Persons who send their dollars that are earned in this community to buy merchandise from mail or der houses are doing themselves and the stores in their home town an injustice. They are taking the dollars that should support then own industries ’and investing them in businesses, that support other communities and make it possible for these great mail order houses to build stores like the one pro posed in Los Angeles instead of promoting the growth of their own merchants. Any wise buyer knows that by the time they have paid postage or w I N S h 0 W D A I T V :vi A I I express on (he merchandise pur chased from a mail onder house they have not saved a dime ou tho goods they have received. The wise buyer knows that the goo:ls got ten from mail order houses is not the first class merchandise his home merchant must carry, where the buyer inspects the goods' be fore they are purchased and hot afterwards. The Wise buyers know that colored illustrations, that make the cheapest merchandise al luring, does not put the wearing quality in them. The wise buyer knows that he must pay cash with his order, that his credit is hot good with the out of town mer chant and that no service or ac commodation is rendered him by the mail order house. All these things and dozens of others are reasons why the home merchant at all times should be be supported in preference to send ing your dollars away to build huge stores in Kansas City, St, Louis, Chicago, or Los Angeles. SHOOTING BANDITS (Nogales Herald) “Shoot their heads off! ’ is the order given to Detroit policemen, regarding bandits. There is a new drive against hold-up men. “The officers who shoot bandits will be the ones who get promo tions,” says the police commission-* er, adding, “providing they do not endanger the lives of innocent per sons.” There’s the rub. It is fomd, in experience, that it is usually very hard to shoot at a bandit, even when you know he’s a landit, without shooting up a populous neighborhood. Baiidits insthetive iy take refuge in crowds or flee through crowded thoroughfares. And policemen who are quick and courageous are not always good marksmen. They have shot about as many innocent persons as ban dits in their war against crime. It’s a big problem—just how, when and where to shoot. And the bandits take full advantage of the policeman’s difficulty. Vaudeville is 100 years old, says a headline. Well, well! God bles the mothers-in-law, after all, God bless them! A Roman theater in a cellar has been discovered in Baalbeck. They must have had play censors in tlrose days, too. A gentleman is a man who agrees with you. . Mexicans, before a recent election, carried banners reading “We Don't Want American Assistance.” We wish sortie other countries w« know would follow that example. A prohibition agent shot a roan sitting on a keg-. Judges.should take warning and not sit on too many cases. (Copyright, 1926, NBA Service, Inc.) PUBLIC OPINION LETTERS TO THE EDITOR TUCSON MAN RAPS ULAN TO TAKE ART FROM OLD NAVAJOS Tucson, Arizona, December 13, 192 G. Editor, The Winslow Mail. There lias come to my hands an article from the Winslow Mail of December 3rd, wherein an inven tive genius sets forth a plan for the un-Indianization of the Navajo rug industry. The author propos es to speed up the industry, with the help of machines,' and save 75 per cent of the cost of production. His plan seems to he fairly well thought out, and perhaps, mechan ically possible; however, his help ful process seems to me an insult to a picturesque tribe, and an af front to art. In this mechanical age, when everyone is trying to lighten the burdens of mankind, and increase its wealth, we are apt to neglect its welfare. In the mad scramble for industrial supremacy, and for building fortunes, it is easy to lose sight of beauty. It is thus that old traditions are beseiged by the greater power of industrial ece nomy, and the barbarous Genius would prey upon a defenseless art. While the Artist looks with rap ture upon a work of beauty, the Genius picks it apart; examines the warp, and the woof, and the object d’art is lost! This particular Genius would not, however, destroy the pictur esque beauty of the Navajo rug. Oh my, no! His method would re duce the cost, but still retain the “essentials.” The rugs would still be produced “by hand weave, by Navajo operatives and thus retain every element of being Navajo rugs.” This reminds me of the man who, standing before a fam ous portrait in a European art | ______ SHOP NOW! i | OR OTHERS WILL BEAT YOU TO THE f | THINGS YOU WANT! j | Christmas stocks look very full at this time f t of the year—but merchants, using figures of t ♦ past years, only buy enough to see them * | through the Christmas Season. In a few days | ♦ the buying season will be at its height, and i those full stocks will rapidly lessen. Don’t J ♦ wait till the last to buy your gifts. You’ll be 1 | sure to find that the very things you wanted X ♦ have already been sold. Avoid crowds and X t disappointment by shopping now. X j Murphy’s zzz. | BUY AMERICAN MADE TOYS | ■filUA' etin. b) G. W, Y A W $ . TODAY’S CONFESSION (Continued from Yesterday) (Tessie Gullet today continues her spectacular admissions. While calling no names, she has left lit tle doubt in the minds of her read ers (such as they are) as to whom she refers in most instances. Re ports that further chapters will contain more localized data lias brought Miss Gullet much atten tion. She was shot at twice last night as she was on her way home and today received three boxes of candy, all of which were found to contain rough-on-rats). “After the rest of the party had sobered up, my child-husband came and jumped up on my knee, and tried to show me a toy pistol he had found in my hand-hag. What was my surprise when the gun went off, and my husband dropped off my knee, neatly shot through his lodge emblem. I was still fur ther surprised to learn that he only had SIO,OOO life insurance, and it is just another example of what we girls are up against, with these brutes of men lieing to us on every matter. Nevertheless, I took the SIO,OOO, and after seeing my hus band "buried in the „potter’s field (he hadn’t a thing besides his in surance, and of course, all that went to me) I started on a tour of the world that was to take me to many strange places.” ( To he continued) gallery, dryly remarked, “Share, ’an he could ’ave got a better pic ture with a camera.” The Genius proposes to put the Indian a mod ern, industrial environment, and expects him, or rather her, to go on making genuie Navajo rugs (more or leSs'ihdhst'riaMed) but nevertheless, GENUINE. Surely, the Genius has not stopped to con sider the great part tradition and superstition play in the making of Navajo rugs. The significance of symbols and prayers, the fears of superstition; these create the inspiration for the Indian. Without his quaint cus toms of life the Indian can never weave the GENUINE Navajo rug. Under the modern system of Indus try, the Indian would cease to he picturesque. Civilization would mean destruction. Hence the pic turesque customs, and the heath enish religion of the Navajo, seem doomed to be preserved in the form of rugs for a fortunate few. The Navajo has a complete mono poly on Arizona’s most picturesque industry, and the industry which is most truly Arizona’s. Why should our GENIUS wish to bring the Na vajo rug industry under the laws of modern business? The rugs are not beautiful, except to the in itiated. That is, they are of great value only to the person who ap preciates the story told by the symbols, and who wants the rug for it spicturesque charm. I, for one, would rather pay the extra 75 per cent, and keep the industry free from the taint of civilization. I wish to congratulate the own ers of the Daily Winslow Mail, and I feel that the new daily will sat isfy a long-felt want of Northern Arizona. Yours sincerely, CHESTER W. SMITH. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER IS, 192 s THINGS I WISH MY HUSBAND WOULDN’T DO. Insist Ihal lie is a self-made man. (As if anybody would fry to beat him out of file responsibility for tlie job). M. J. B. —o— Continued story running • in a state paper boasts the euphonius title of “A Wife’s Transformation.” —o — And of course, the first question in one’s mind is, “What color is it?” And the next is “Is it curly or straight?” —o — Scanning the boxing results, one sees such names as Rosenbloom, Kaplan, Herman, Mancini, and oth ers with a similar flavor of the near-east and the Mediterranean. —o — The ancient and honest Irish, whose patronymics of Celtic flavor were not synthetic, would sigh if they could see it. —a — Even the Sullivans of today were horn trailing* a “ski” or “witz” on their handle. —o— Winter sports are being revived. Difference between a winter sport and a summer sport is one suit of heavy underwear. —o — Even down south they change over a little for winter sports. They stop shooting dice in the alleys and move into the back bedroom. —o — Vv’inter sports are a good tiling, though. For doctors. —o — JUST BEFORE THE BATTLE Governor Hunt, don’t you think Gifts of Distinction Gifts of Indian ware, made by Indians and sold by Indians, offer suggestions entirely new, carrying the triple attraction of novelty, beauty and utility. Navajo Rugs and silver jewelry, Hopi baskets and pottery and many other gifts await your selection. As an added service, we will pack, wrap and mail your gifts free of charge. Just send complete shipping instructions with your order and we do the rest. % Joe Secakuku c.inyox i.oih.i: WINSLOW, ARIZONA The Ransom of a Prince Could Buy No More |lrmrrlt> (lift Give golden moments and hours of restful, easeful trans portation, this Christmas. Give princely luxury and beauty. Give a Buick! The ransom of a prince could buy no gift more certain to win the heart of every member of the family. '’Greatest BUICKjSKIt Bazell Motor Co. "* ' • 1 WHIN BETTER AUTOMOBILES ARE BUILT, BUICK WILL BUILD THEM LMw' 'MNGK%r LETTEI?J| BY RODNEY DUTCHER \EA Service Writer WASHINGTON Department store clerks grimly bearing i the horrors of Christmas shop, ping jams can sympathize with, clerks of the congressional post, offices, whose big rush starts at the same time and endures until March There are postoffices in both tha House and Senate office buildings with branches In the capitol and they are larger than the postoffices of many good-sized cities. The vol ume of congressional mail which they handle sometimes reaches tre mendous proportions. Fred A. Eckstein, postmaster of the Senate, who has seen senatorial mail come and go these last 30 years, says the volume of incoming mall jumps at ieast 500 per cent as spon as the people learn that their elected servants are back in Washington. The 21 workers in his office are al ways busy during sessions and often they are swamped. , “When propaganda gets in its work, the mail is especially heavy.“ Eckstein explained. “We can con firm effectiveness of these wrlte-tu your-senator’ campaigns. One day during consideration of the japanyxek immigration bill, the California senu tors got 40,000 letters in one day ' Your guess is as good as the next fellow’s as to who read all those letters. Eckstein doesn't know, either. Senator Swing Is a great fellow?” —o — Tell him to come back pay-day.