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NEWS 15';" Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field SINGLK COPll-S TKN CENTS UNCLE SAM MUST " REDUCE EXPENSES A cut of more than $250, 000,000 in the ordinary ex penditures of the govern ment this fiscal year is neces sary if additional taxes are to bs "avoided' the house ways and means cornmitte was informed by Secretary of the Treasury Mellon. On present estimates, he said, the total, government cost this year will be $4,o00,000, 000, of which $3,830,000,000 must come from taxation, Even with the suggested reductions, Mr. Mellon said, the internal revenue yield for the year "could not safe ly be permitted to fall below $3,270,000,000, the estimat ed yield under existing law. The treasury secretary told the cornmitte that ac tual expenditures for the first full month of this fiscal year indicated that unless there was extraordinary new effort to reduce expenditures the estimate which the trea sury had presented might be regarded as conservatory. PhD3nix,Aug.ll--The Ari zona Corporation commission has filed a protest with the Interstate Commerce com misson, charging that a re cently published tariff on fresh fruits and vegetables between points in Arizona, California, Nevada, N e w Mexico and Utah are unjust and discriminatory. Under the new tariff Class C and 4 th class rates are eliminated, and the large number o f commodities which has been shipped un der them will henceforth take "Western Classification rates, "which are much high er. Bisbee, Douglas and Phoe nix will still enjoy the Class C rating by virture of rulings by the interstate commerce commission, that a higher rate would be unreasonable, but ail other points in the states named will be serious ly affected on interstate shipments under the new classification. A hearing is demanded. Phoenix, Aug. 11 Taxi cabs are no longer a luxury as far as Phoenix is concern ed. C. Bounds, proprietor of "Red's Taxi" has filed an application with the corpora tion commission asking for permission to install a Ford sedan service at 25 , cents a fare for any point inside the cityiimits. Two-bits fares for limited distances have been in vogue for some time but none have heretof or aim ed to cover as much terri tory as the present applicant. , There are reasonable assur ances that the commission will grant the application. TAX REDUCTIONS Phoenix, Reductions totalling more than half a million dollars in state expenditures ars planned by Governor Campbell in lieu of a special session. This was made known in a letter which the Gov ernor his written to J. It. .Ncr ton. chairman of the tax reduc tion committee which urged that the state budget be decreased for this year by calling thelegis lators into session. The Gover nor says: "In my opinion the re ductions which can be mace at this time without maf.erialy af fecting the welfare of the state areas follows: RertueSions in departmental expenses, salaries and contingent expenses $100. 300; Reductions in 45 various funds and total elimination of 13 specific items. $310.430; Re turn to general fund of three former appropriation $'5,000. petrificada s Note Book Oit in the direction 'of tha Zuni Oil well from where our special car is setting, there is ic l3'.and that is entirely planted to onions. As seen from our ob servation platform their color reminds one very much of the first glimpse one gets of the emerald isle from the cyclone leek of a big liner, but ofcourse the smell" is different. ' Our womtn folks ars very busy these days canning .Japan cur rents. While in Arizona we of in heard cf those currants, how hot they were and how they earned up the entire pacific coast, making that country semi tropical. A3 regards their heat, this is rerv true, as our folks after skimming them off the wafer keep them on ice about 48 hours bi?f ore they are cool enough to can. These currants also make delicious jelly, if prepared with equal parts jelly fish, which ofcourse makes the currants jeli nicely. Mr. E. Smythe. one cf Califor: nia's most eminent prunesters. together with his wife, Mrs Gwendoline Smylhe, ourself and wife and someCalifornians future I wife, all took a little jaunt in Mr. Symthe's car (never mind the make) to view the magnifi cant splendor of one of his justly celebrated prunerys. In view ing row upon row of this future boarding house fodder, wenotic e l there was not an insect, ani mal, snake or other living thing in or around the trees. We thought everything had i t s enemy, and so asked Mr. Smythe in regard to the absence of all kinds of animal or insect life in his prur.ery. Ha replied there was nothing on land or sea, in the air above or the water below that would eat a prune except a native California!). We then asked Mr. Smythe if he liked prunes, wherupon he lifted his eyes in the general direction of Betel guese and repeated the following Ode to the prune. "Oh prune, Oh prune, of dark ened hue. Next to my wife I sure, love I love your you. I love your juice; rine; You are even better than Dago wine." "When the evening'a'sun is set- J; tine low. Then I love to watch the crimson glow On. your blushing cheek come and go, As the soft wind swings you to and fro." The editor of The Stockton Stingar in last week's issue is asking what has become of the bashful little tots of a few years ago, who, at the approach of a stranger, would run and hide be hind their mother's skirts. We do not know the situation in Stockton, but here in Middle River there are no golden hairea tots tall enough to even hide their face behind their mother's skirts, to say nothing of their whole body. And, although the aforesaid g. h. tots seem to be growing splendidly as far as we are able to discern, they are not gaining much on the hiding sit uation. Any one who 13 interested in agriculture, especially the pro pogation and improvement of careáis and root crops by our fellow Califcrnian, Luther Bur- bank, should visit Middle River and see a field of 624 acres of eyeless potatoes with no possible chance of the onions eliecting the eves of the potatoes, as Mr. Burbank has literaly bred the eyes out cf potatoes. I asked Mr. Hennessey, the ownvr of the field, what advantage it was to plant a row of onions in betwetn the rows of potatoes. He re plied that the onions gave the potatoes strength enough to stand the smell of -he Hindus while being dug. HOLBROOK, D The (Copyrlsh;) . STOPPING THE LEAKS Chas. G. Dawes, named by Pres.'Hardlrg to arrange a nat ional budget and see if he can stop a few financial leaks has started in to plug up one hole through which the taxpayers of this country have long watched their money flow. He is going to stop the printing of millions of dollars worth of useless gov ernment reports and pamphlets. Every taxpayer in America will be glad of this, for everyone re alizes that a vast amount of money is wasted by the govern ment printing office In fact, it is conceded that of the seven or more carloads of printed matter leaving the office daily, not more than a sack full of it is read. And 'another place where Daws could save the government money and at the same time show a spirit of fairness to the printers and publishers of this country would be to eliminate the envelope-printing practice. The government has no more business printing return cards on envelopes than it has in man ufacturing shoes or marketing its own make of automobile. Yet it has for years entered into un fair competition with the print ers of this country bv offering at a few cents more than the paper alone costs, envelopes printed with a return card. It is below the dignity of this na tion to stoop to such competition ; as this, and we feel Holbrook ; taxpayers could do no fairer thing than to ten tneir congress men so either by word or letter. These envelopes are not only printed at a loss to the taxpayers but printers and publishers who' pay taxes are deprived of that j much trade. There 3 also a loss on various other government ! printed matter, much of which j serves no better purpose than to furnish lamp lighters or ma terial for waste-baskets. We predict that Mr. Dawes will pay his salary several hundred times over in the saving he makes in the government printing office alone. - There is a lady in Holbrook who is a regular subscriber of the "NEWS," who after read ing her coioy sends it to her bro ther in Middle Riyer, Calif, who after reading sends it to another brother in the Hawaiian Islands, who after reading. sends it to a sister in the Phillipine stands, who after a careful oeru3al. sends it to a brother, vho iá a missionary in China, who after reading proceeds to interpret it into Chinese for the benefit of his parishioners. Thus, you see one at all times should be very careful to write the exact truth for the NEWS." W. O. Morgan NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA End of a Perfect LORD NQRTHCLIFFE BULLISH ON AMERICAN BUSINESS OUTLOOK "I am amazed to find you American business men so ner vous, so pessimistic. You cer tainly have far better reasons for feeling easy and confident than we British," says Lord Northcliffe, the greatest Belf made man in the British Empire, who is now among ub. "Your bank reserves are colossal, much higher than ours. You have close to one-half of all the gold in the world, and it is still rolling in on you. Except for the fact that your bankers charge 'more' for the use of money than ours I see no legitimate reason why business should be slow in this country." Northcliffe is dead right. There is no valid reason for our stag nancy. We have contracted the pessimistic habit, that's all. And we are merely slaves of a bad habit. With the highest grade. gilt edge securities of the nation paying the highest returns on record securities that can be snapped up now at, bargain fig ures the man who does not take advantage of the present mo ment only stands in his own way Those who delay will wish they hadn't. The Limelight Question. "What is your name?" Answer. "Arthur Schuster." ''Where were you born?" "St. Johns, Ariz." "What is your age?" "Twenty-seven." ' "What is your business?" "General Merchandise." "What is the extent of your educa tion?" "High SchooL" "Married or single?" -Married." "Why?" "I thought it was a good thing." "What was your boyhood ambi tion?" "To be a locomotive engineer." "What do you think of life?" "Very Good." "How is business?" "On the upgrade." R. C. Smith is visiting in Holbrook with relations and friends. Hrorane expression. Do not think 'you are profane wheH you say that you "don't care a dam." The truth is that a dam was the-smallest Hindu coin at a time when the English were invading India, and tn expression that one "didn't give a dam" naturally sprang up to mean that a matter was of next to no Importance. August 12, 1921 D Day JUNE ROLLS UP HUGE OIL STOCKS Decreased production and in creased consumption did not pre vent a Jane increase in petroleum stocks of more than 7. 000,000 barrels. During the same month 10.205,000 barrels were import ed, registering, an increase of more than 1,000.000 barrels, while Exports of crude oil de creased 279,000 barrels or about half of the month's total. More than 38.000.000 barrels of petro leum were added to stocks dur ing the first half of the present year, whereas for the same per iod last year 868.000 barrels were withcrawn from storage bo it looks as though the producers were getting ready to meet the re-awakened demand of the country. THE SAB-CAT'S YOWL Having reduced Russia to chaos and her people utter demoralization. Trotsky, of the Lenin-Trotsky team of international yeggmen, de liveres this whine: "Europe will not come to our aid. Europe hates us. It would much rather see our peasants starve than give us bread. There is only one thing lef t for us to do-take forcibly what Europe will not give us voluntarily." What a plaint to come from a man who, with Lenin, has brought famine and plague to what is naturally the most re sourceful and healthiest country on earth. It sounds like an I. W. W. apology for existence, and it is one. "I believe the government should take as little from the people for the conduct of the government a s possible," says Martin B. Madden, re cently elected chairman of the Appropriations commit tee of the House of Repre sentatives. Which makes us doubly glad Mr. Madden was chosen to that position. Germany owes the United States $240,744,511 on ac count of the American Army of Occupation that, under the terms of the armistice, it is obliged to maintain. This is a little matter that must not be overlooked when fiinal settlement is made with that country and the accounts of the Alien Pro perty Custodian are closed. They've built monuments in this country for almost every benefactor except the woman who first cooked corn and beans together. BASE BALL Fine weather, a fast field, a double header, and-a large crowd these make for an enjoyable afternoon of past iming. Manager Koury o f the Holbrook Browns and mana ger Lee of the Holbrook team joined forces and gave Holbrook fans a fine after noon of base ball. The first game scheduled was between the H. B.'s and the Winslow South Side team. This, game was be gun a little after 1 p. m., with a good crowd in atten dance. Naunez on the mound for the H. B.'s pitch ed a very, creditable game and should have won. The fourth inning was the star inning for the H. B.'s, they pounded Ruiz, on the mound for Winslow to the tune of six runs, after having made one run in the initial frame. The slaughter in the fourth was Ruiz's undoing as Rubi replaced him in the fifth. Neither of these boys - could hardly take Baca's place. In the fifth and sixth inn ings Winslow forged ahead making eight runs, three in the fifth and five in the sixth. Rubi in center field made a brilliant catch in the fourth frame. 'Twas a good game, al though it didn't go but six innings, Threatened ram cut the first game short. R H E 8 9 11 9 6 3 Browns 100 601 100 053 South S. Batteries: Ruiz, Rubi and Torres; Naunez and J. Silas. Umpires; Swatzel and Herod. Time 1:30. . The second érame was a little slow in starting, owing to hela practice oi tne two teams. By the time the sec ond ?ame was well launched a big crowd was in atten dance. Holbrook won the toss and took the field. Ted's bnenine: offerine was a slow, easy one which was leaned on for three sacks. After that Ted tight ened and to the end of the game was in no danger. His team mates almost without exception backed him with air tight fielding and put up a fine exhibition of hitting to boot. Crumely starred at the bat for long distance hits, while Gaumnitz. Reúter and Lowery did some daring base running. Franklin in the short time he playea cen ter, nlaved excellent ball. As a whole the team starred which is very gratifying. The umpiring' was uniformly good. . GalluD would perhaps show up better if they play ed together oitener. Tfc was nlain to be seen that they were not all accustom, e d to playing together. Chief. Ditcher, was a little light for the job he was cal led upon to perioral, me Gallup boys area gentle manly bunch and another game with them would not be amiss. The Score R H E 2 Holbrook 104 010 24x 12 7 Gallup: 101 000 000 2 7 13 Batteries: Reuter and Buck les; Chief and Walker. Struck' out by Reuter 5, by Chief 9. Umpires: Freeman andAldrich. Time 2:00. A Holbrook doctor told us we should advise our readers t o have only pleasant thoughts while eating. How can they when some of them know the price they had to pay for the food. t Vol. 13, No. 17 GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS UNDER ARREST Sheriff Mester, of San gamon County, Illinois, en tered the office of Gov. Len Small of Illinois, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday August 9th., with the avowed parpóse of plac ing the govenor under ar rest for embezzlement which offense he is alleged to have committed during his term as state treasurer. The govenor agreed to permit the Sheriff to arrest him at 5:00 p. m. TAKING HIS MEDICINE . If every class of men in this country had been hit as bard during the past twelve months as the farmers we would have hada panic with out equal in the nation's history. For when it comes to standing up and "takiner the gaff" the American far mer is in a class by himself. And still there are m Hol brook, people who think that the frequent reference to the stability of the farmer comes from those who only seek to win favors from him. Yet they must admit, if they will consider prices and con ditions in this country, that if there is a set of men cap able of coming up smiling in the face of hard luck, the farmers compose that set. They have taken their loss es in order to produce more to fight their way out. It is not surprising when a calf brings 6 cents on the farm and 60 cents on the restaurant table that the farmer is taking steps to see what can de done toward im proving the marketing of the things he raises; to try to reduce the wide gap be tween himself and the ulti mate consumer of his pro ducts. No other business man can point to as wide a margin between that which he turns out at his factory and the price the consumer has to pay for it. lhats why we say the American farmer, in refusing to quit and let the country starve to death, is setting an example which other American citi zens might find well worthy of emulation. 1920 A RECORD OIL EARNER Last year was the banner earn ing period for the oil companies. Eight representative concern reported $218.658.021 total net working capital at close of 1920 as against only $68.069.277 in 1914. or an increase of $150.588, 744. This is more than 240 per cenf gained in the six years pr íod, states Sugarman's Indica tor. During this time each of the eight oil concerns added largely to their shares value by putting back earning into the property. The following table shows the remarkable increase scored by the companies referred to: Working Capital 1914 1920 Tex. Co. $25,100,855 $ 117,033.306 S. O. of Cal 24,583.834 47,927.525 Pure Oil 1,628,637 15,698,800 Tide w. Oil 2.773.709 12.637.039 Mex. Pet. 3,662,456 9.898,463 Así. Oil 5,887,828 6.95S.22S S. O. of Ken. 8,113,539 6.374.666 Cal. Pet. 1,408,419 1,634,844 Batting Averages AB H Ave Gaumnitz 38 11 .28 Buckels 37 9 .243 CaDD 27 18 .481 Renter 64 28 .437 Thompson 26 7 .269 Crumley 63 27 .397 Engle 63 15 .250 Lowery 37 12 .324 Burton 16 4 .250 Gentry 14 8 .577 1 Franklin 44 14 .319 Osborne 3 2 .666 Team Average. .343.