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Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field
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
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.
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
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
I love your juice;
You are even better than Dago
"When the evening'a'sun is set-
tine low.
Then I love to watch the crimson
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.
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
- 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
W. O. Morgan
End of a Perfect
"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
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
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?"
"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
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
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
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.
Fine weather, a fast field, a
double header, and-a large
crowd these make for an
enjoyable afternoon of past
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.
8 9 11
9 6 3
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
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
104 010 24x 12 7
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
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.
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.
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.

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