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THE HOLBROOK NEWS, HOLBROOK, ARIZONA, MARCH .11, 1921.
THE HOLBROOK NEWS WM. Published Every Friday By L. LOWRY, Editor and Proprietor FEDERAL OWNERSHIP OF ROADS NOT SOLUTION Entered at the postoffice at Holbrook, May 14, 1909, as second-claas matter. Subscription Rates One year $3.00, six months $1.50, three months $1. No subscription less than 3 months. Advertising Rates 25c column inch on contract. Keaders 10c per line. Transient adv. 50c per inch. The quickest way to get ' there is to pay as you go. We must reduce taxation or face the danger of a socialistic revolu tion. , There is an awful lot of talk about common sense, when we consider how rare it really is. Germany's representatives did not attend the conference to be dictat ed to. They'll "take dictation" now, and in doses as prescribed by the Allies. As we understand the indemnity situation, each of the Allies is will ing Germany should "pay in goods" provided some other of the Allies Jakes them. News note: "The city council of Macon, Georgia, has passed an anti flirting ordinance, making it un lawful for men to converse with or make signs at girls." Cruel, cruel world. A new broom addressed to "Pres ident Warren G. Harding" and with the words, "Use it!" written on the reverse side of the address tag was recently delivered at the White House by express. How can we live as a country and get ahead when a large shre of our people are intent not upon seeing how much can be done in a given length of time but rather how much money can be gotten for a nominal service? Goldman praised soviet there Emma Russia until she was sent live and then she wanted to back to the United States. to get Mr. Samuel Gompers, who praises Mex ico as being "a government of, for and by the working people," might do well to remember Mrs. Goldman' experience. Travelers state that fifteen years aeo the principal objects of inter est along the beaten track of the old Santa Fe trail were skulls, ver tebrae, and ribs of cattle and buf faloes. Now a traveler traversing the same country' finds numerous abandoned automobues, -some over turned, some burned, others smashed and looted. A novel warning sign has been . erected at a railroad crossing in San Antonio consisting of a plat form eight feet above the ground, upon which is placed a wrecked auto- ' mobile which figured in a fatal ac cident of that road some time ago and which resulted in the death of two occupants of the car. A sign under the platform bears the words, "Did the Driver of this Stop, Look, Listen?" Widespread and enthusiastic cum mendation has been accorded the inaugural address of Vice-President ixjonoge wno nas so frequently in the past demonstrated both his vis ion as a statesman and his powers as an orator. By men thoroughly versed in American literature this address is characterized as a classic, well worthy of study in the public schools not only because of its lite rary merit but because it is a clear and forceful exposition of a funda mental feature of American govern ment. President Harding is evidently not in sympatny with government op eration schemes. In this he is in harmony with the sentiment -of the country as expressed by editors in many publications from all parts of the country. "In his Inaugral ad dress the president not only pointed out that, "any wild experiment will only add to the confusion" in our business readjustment but he also, and more specifically said, "I speak for sound commercial practices for sympathetic concern for all agri cultural problems for the . omission of unnecessary interference- of gov ernment with business, for an end to governments experiment in busi- TIIE HOLBROOK NEWS We recollect the story of a young wife who asked her mother how to treat her husband in order best to get along with him, and was ad vised to "feed the brute." But that sort of policy isn't likely to pro duce desired results for the mem bers of the organization that pro tests against a 16-hour day, seven days in the week. So long as the 8-hour-a-day male worker gets his three squares a day, what cares he if some more patient toiler occupies 16 hours a day cooking, washing dish es, sweeping, mending, cleaning the kids, making beds and going to mar ket? Do you know why t s "toasted To seal In the delicious Burley tobacco flavor. yjcrev STKIKG CIGARETTE Confident in the belief that Hol brook and Navajo County are just on the verge of á- new era of bus iness activity and prosperity, we are 'pleased to embark in the news paper game with "The Holbrook News" as our "good ship." To the present readers of the News, and to the many more who soon Will be readers of the News, we promise a good, clean, and newsy sneet, witnout which no oft ice or home in the vicinity will be com plete. It will be our continuous policy to carry the news of the com munity and state which will be of general interest. For the homes there will .be personal items, cover ing the doings of neighbors and friends, and the items of interest from church and school. For the business offices there will be the industrial news and business act ivities ,and . the authentic news of the Holbrook Oil Field. Cooperation on the part of citi zens and newspapers is the most valuable asset in the up-building of any community; with this in mind, we extend our hand to the editor of the "Holbrook Tribune," in the cementing .of a friendship, and cooperative business , relationship that will last. For, Holbrook and "Navajo County let's go! THE "GOLD STAR SHIP" The statements recently made by Senator Cummins, co-author of the transportation act, and by William G. McAdoo, that the railroads of the country are drifting toward govern ment ownership, draw from the Port land "Evening Telegram" a note of warning in an editorial which suc cinctly sets forth the views held in the railroad circles. "This may be true," says the "Tel egram," referring to the assertions of Senator Cummins and Mr. McAdoo, but government ownership will not be a solution of the problem. It would fasten upon this country the evils for which we are trying to find a remedy. Every informed person knows that the railroads are in a very bad way just now. Ihey have been so for a period of four months. The very heavy volume of traffic pro duced by the country's crops did not enter into tonnage after the last harvest. An unprecedented large percentage of the crops is still held by growers, or is stored in ware houses awaiting a better market. This condition, of course, cannot last. There will be a heavier tonnage in the spring. "The theory that our national gov ernment or a state or municipal government can create traffic is so unsound that if you called it idiotic you would not be far wrong, and to say that any government, large or small, in this country is an efficient business man, it is to voice an ob vious untruth. "Federal ownership of railroads would result in the same kind of financial failure as followed the mu nicipal ownership of street railroads n Seattle. It is notoriously true, everywhere, that public officials do not manage public business with the same degree of efficiency and econ omy that- private owners manage private business. Railroads are a TO FIGHT THE'44-IIOUR WEEK Employing printers, to the number of 146 shops, employing 3l)00 men, met in convention in Fresno, Califor nia and organized the "Forty-eight Hour League." This means a fight against the unions if the latter attempt to. put into force the 44-hour week'on the 1st of May.The employers realize they have reached the last ditch. If they should consent to the 44-hour week, they are faced with the state ment that a six-hour day is to follow. It is far better to close up the shop while closing is good than to have the sheriff's lock put on ' it With the high costs of all printing material, and labor, it looks like riding a good thing to death to ask for a shorter work day on full pay, Not all of us can stand it, an most of us don't propose doing so. . Byron Times. Incidentally all other business in me same Boat with the printers. It can stand no more in the way of hold-up policies, reduced efficiency and less work for more and more pay. A NEW ADMINISTRATION business. When they are publicly managed, the expense is always If everybody thought I greater whether traffic is heavy or would be no progress. light, and the needless expense is a direct loss to the taxpayer. "Conditions which have increased the cost of operating street-car sys tems and of steam railroads are pre- cicely the "same. Public ownership does not result in ' lower operating costs; on the contrary decreased ef ficiency increases the cost." Formerly when a new administra tion began to administer the gov ernment at Washington, most of the people belonging to the opposite party at once proceeded to condemn all its acts. The old-timers could see no good in the acts of their op ponents, and would make wholesale attacks on their motives. ' Nowadays a great body of people cheerfully give recognition to good work by political opponents. Every new administration within recent years 'has started in an atmosphere of political good feeling, and Mr. Harding's will be no exception. ' Yet party spirit will never die out. It grows out of the different theories that people entertain in regard to economic and governmental methods. alike, there But people should recognize that their own opinions are always fallible, and they should be willing to acknowledge that their opponents are ás honest as themselves. Northern Arizona Leader. . EXTENDING STATE PATERNALISM THE TWO IN ONE xnere is genuine inspiration in me pian or that American woman who is organizing a pilgrimage of the mothers of boys who fell in the war to their sons' graves in France. It is proposed to charter a ship, to be known as the "Gold Star Ship, for this purpose. This to begin with; but the idea is, a much bigger one than the associated expression of grief and pride of 500 or so mothers of slain American soldiers. What gives the project exceptional interest is the fact that it is pro posed to make the sojourn of these bereaved mothers on French soil the occasion for a striking dramatiza- ion of the deep desire and soul determination of the mothers of the world in a demand on the govern ments of the nations that there shall be no more war. A great convention of represent ative mothers of sons done to death n the conflict, mothers from all the belligerent countries, is to be gathered in Paris. And this conven- ion is to go definitely cn record in protest against the bungling and the chicanery of the so-called statesmen and diplomats which every little while so callously and stupidly con-' sign thousands and millions of the flower of the world's manhood to be annon fodder while making desolate the hearts of the mothers of men. Such a demonstration may do more than all the leagues and tribunals, with their arid wastes of oratory and wildernesses of cauistry, to bring about what all truly humane people The suggestion of President Hard ing to combine the Departments of War and the Navy into one De partment of National Defense is meeting with widespread approval. Such a combination would eliminate the disastrous rivalry that has feat ured many of the transactions of those departments. It is charged that millions of dollars were lost to the people through the competitive bidding by the two secretaries for war supplies. Centralization of that sort, with consequent reduction of overhead expense, is in line with the principle of good business manage ment. The contemplated reform in the military and naval branches of the A proposition to care for all per sons injured in automobile accidents by the state under tie accident in surance department is the latest. This extension cf insurance patern alism would make places for scores of new officials and would in the end require state hospitals. Compensa tion for injuries to speeders and reckless and incompetent drivers of cars would open a wide field for ex ploiting the taxpayers. , ' Extending the salutary principles of the workmen's compensation law to pleasure, seekers and joyriders shows a broad sweep of socialism. Persons injured would get medical attendance, hospital care, sick' bene fits of two-thirds of their salary, and a lump sum -in case of death. The extension of the principle to flying machines and fast motorboats government can be, and doubtless will be, reflected to a greater or less an motorcycles and power bicycles P-rtPMt in tho rost nf thf. Fpdornl WOUld of course follow. When you advertise If .1 1 goods ror the nome you want the housewife to service. Already a Department of Public Welfare is under consideration, in to which would be collected bureaus now scattered about that pertain to the welfare of the citizen. Mr. Hoover says he intends to make the Department of Commerce a real aid to both our foreign and domestic trade. At present that department is cumbered with bureaus that have See yOUI" HieSSSge no relation whatever to commerce. It is probable that, one of the re forms will be a much closer relation between the commercial attaches of that department and the consular service, which is now directed through the State Department. It has been suggested by one ed- itor that a capacious ash pan should be presented to ' President Harding to keep company with the new broom that somebody sent him. But re formation in the government depart- NEW! will take it there. THE ments will not be a process of des- When you advertise siness man 4- ftirt iww olnna Tfr ii; í 1 1 c rotrior redistribution of activities that tO the DUS1 will bring a maxiirfum of efficiency with a minimum cost to the tax- VOU Want VOUT HieSSaSe . i j payer. Unnecessary appendages at- . tached to the federal machine will tO gO IlltO the offlCe--- be amputated and destroyed, but the work as a whole will be constructive. YOU NEED Old papers WE NEED Clean Gather up some of the pieces oí old cloth that .von ! not want, bring Ukmii to the New.s oilier we'll trade and WE'LL ALL BE HAPPY Seat "You can't be disappointed, Madam, for the Cold Seal pro tects you. If you should be displeased in any way, your money will be refunded or a ' new rug supplied." If saving money means any thing, come in and see these popular sanitary rugs today. Wetzler Supply Co. B0LBR00X ARIZONA 3 D. C. BROWN, 31. D. 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