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HOLBM ME JUL 1 L C Ilenninor Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS HOLBROOK. NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA Sept. 2, 1921 Vol. 13. No. 20 5 W ARE ON THE EV OF GREAT RECONi TRUCTION BOOM Do you remember the fall of 1914? A great many business men behaved then as if they thought the world - was coming to an end. Well we lived to see the very per iod the begining of the greatest era of prosperity the country had known up to that time! We now go on record stat ing our frank belief that the United btates is once more approaching a great recon struction boom. It is admit ted that inflation is inveria ly bound to cause hardship, but business activity all over the world is scraping the bottom of the present de pression. Everything moves in cy cles. The waves of gold that are rolling in on us from abroad will certainly encourage deflation. That means rising commodity prices and, of course, rising stock prices. Our Federal Reserve ratio is now very high; in other-words, money credit and gold are rising and outstanding loans are decreasing. Where is all this money going to? We feel sure it is going to build homes and office buildings and other needed housings. We feel sure this activity is going to brinsr prosperity to the rail. road, or at least that the railroads will be placed in such a position, due to the 12 per cent wage cut and 20 per cent freight increase, as to enable them to buy much needed equipment of iron and steel in large quantities. We know that our public utility companies are in great need of brass, copper end zinc. We know that Germany could use a great deal of copper and cotton. The de-control of food pro ducts in Europe and in this country will result in a high er per capita consumption and higher prices to farmers. Meantime, the world is in our debt, and if it means anything,to an individual to have interest payments com ing in to him on principal loaned out, then it must, mean much to a nation in this position. Six months from now we will be looking back at the foolish fears of the public at this time, wondering how we could ever imagine that such companies as U. S, STEEL, BALDWIN LOCO MOTIVE, STUDEBAKER, INTERNATIONAL PAPER ALLIS CHALMERS,CENT RAL LEATHER.and BETH LEHEM STEEL were head ed any other way than pros perity, with a capital P. There may be "something rotten in Denmark" but you can't make a Virgin Island er believe in. His citizen ship was changed overnight by sales treaty. Then comes the Volstead act and makes him dry where climate says he should be moist, and on top of that comes the income tax demanded from h i m what he hath not! Sugar man's Indicator. What He Would Do "What would you do if you had a million dollars?" "We'd overhaul 'Restless Rebecca,' get four spare tires, stock up with delicat essen, point the radiator in to the sun, throw her into high speed and chase sum mer weather all around the world . Then we'd turn the balance of the money over to some charitable in stitution that has . more use for money than we would have. Buffalo News. WORLD WAR VETS THE SWEET BILL be came a law on August 8th, when President Harding af fixed his signature, ending a heroic struggle of two ana a half years for the decent ralization of the War Risk Bureau The WASON BILL, which provided for this means ol speedy relief for our disabl ed veterans, was passed by Congress after a two- year struggle, was vetoed by President Wilson. THE SWEET BILL just passed by present Congress, embodies the provisions oí the Wason Bill together with other desirable fea tures. Under this new law the War Risk Bureau is de centralized into fourteen re gional offices, with 160 sub offices. The decentralized War Risk Bureau, the U. S. Public Health Service and and Federal Training Board, insofar as they have to do with ex-service men and women are all consolidated under the head of a newly- created Veterans Bureau. President Harding has has nominated Col. Chas. H. Forbes, present director of the War Risk Bureau and U. S. Public Health Service, for director of the Veterans Bureau. The reorganization will take effect immediately. Under this plan, the ag encies for veteran relief will be removed from the juris diction of the Treasury De partment and the director will be directly responsible to the president, thereby re moving these relief agencies entirely from political pat ronage. Another feature provides that in cases of - mental de rangement and tuberculosis, that the burden of proof shall rest upon the govern ment for two years from date of discharge of the ap plicant. In other words, it an ex- service man or woman de velops either malady within two years after date of dis charge, it is conceded that such condition is due to mili- tarv service and compensa tion will be immediately a warded. Thousands of pit iable cases will thus be au tomatically provided for. In the meantime, before such decentralization takes place, Director Forbes send ing forth clean-up squads to reach as many disabled ve terans as possible under ex isting conditions. As previously announced in these column, the clean up squad will visit Holbrook Sept. 23rd where they will examine and prepare cases. Hospitalization and Voca tional Training will be a warded on the spot but Compensation cases must be f jrwarded to the district of fice. in San Francisco for in spection and actual awards will be made in Washington until the Sweet law becomes operative. . SCHOOLS Formal opening of the Hol brook city schools wiil take place Monday Sept. 5th. High school will open at 8:15 a. m., while the grades will open at 9:00. All high school students should .a vail themselves of the opportu nity to register Saturday. Hours for registration will be between nine and twelve a. m. in the basement of the nigh school buildingr. Annual -teachers reception, to which all are invited, will be he'd Friday evening Sept. 9th. Read the Jennings Auto Co's ad. It is important in these days of high prices. D The FUEL OIL FIELD LARGE Many oil men are of op inion that tuel oil will be one of the biggest factors in future growth of the petro leum industry. ihe real use of fuel oil has not yet begun, they believe. The seemingly unlimited possibilities in growth of fuel oil consumption is shown by increase in its use in ship ping, despite a slump in for eign trade. Consumption of fuel oil for bunkering pur pose in vessels engaged in foreign trade in 12 months ended June 30, 1921, totaled 28,903,722 barrels, compared with 19,857,o07 in previous 12 months, and 8,648,622 in year ended June 30, 1919. Compared with the in crease in consumption pre sent stocks on hand are more than 27,700,000 barrels, or double the amount on hand two years ago. When given a free hand private industry always has met and overcome critical situations. Never was this better illustrated than in the case of oil industry which fortunately escaped unlimit ed political control during the- war. Since then it has been able to expand in its ówn way to meet the needs of the nation. Instead of an oil shortage we have on hand today the greatest supply of gasoline and fuel oil in our history. The situation should be an object lesson so advocates of government ownership and interference with var ious lines of industry. Stands By Him She was a sweet young Bride, who had already found that what looks like anice piece of meat in the shop often seems to have gone through a private trans formation scene when it ar rives home. "How is it?'' she inquired eagerly, when an old mar ried friend called upon her, "that you always manage to have such delicious beef?" "It's very simple," re plied the older woman. "I first select a good honest butcher and then I stand by him." "Oh, I see, you give him all your trade, you mean?" said the innocent young bride. "No!" answered her com panion, grimly, "I stand by him while he is cutting the meat!" Washington Post. Subscribe for the News. f sei ir (Coprrtrim ' ' I Port of Missing - BIRTHDAY PARTY Mrs. Mary N. Ramsey must have had a wonderful feeling of pride when she saw the apprecia tion of her children and grand children on the occasion of the birthday party given by them in her honor, at the home of her on, John C. Ramsey, Snowflake Sunday Aug. 28th. A huge birthday cake with eighty candles, significant of eighty years well lived, was giv en by the' children and grand children to Mrs. Ramsey. A wonderful, chicken dinner with loads of other good things was a spread fer the forty-four present. Here are some remarkable things in connection with the party; Mrs. Ramsey is the grandmother of 43 living child; em. She is the great grand mother of ten. There were four generations present. Mrs. Ram sey is in perfect health. Pic tures were taken of the grand children, great grand children and the four generations. Those going from Holbrook were. Mr. and MrB. C. H. Jen ingsand children; Mr. and Mrs. Will Stapley and child; Mr. and Mrs, Arlo Baldwin; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Willard. A day of rara enjoyment was had and one that will be rem embered by all. o Beneficiaries "How did Mr. Grabcoin make his money?"' "In various ways." "Any of them question able?" "I wouldn't go so far as to say that, but if it hadn't been for Mr. Grabcoin sever al prominent lawyers in our town wouldn t be riding a- round in limousines, Bir mingham Age-Hearld. PEOPLE OF OUR TOWN We all looked Like This, once, but Blamed Few of us Will Admit It. A Baby is Just Grand until he gets This Way, whereat Friend Father wonders aloud How Far It Is to the Orphan Asylum. And then he WUI go Down Town and Pester his Friends to Death, Bragging about what a Bright CbilU he's the Father of Which. s $ 'J 40 ' ! I I I o Men COMMON DECENCY Id moving about Holbrook one sees many common, everyday occurrences which serye to make the fellow who isa bit sensitive blush with shame at the actions and attitude of many citizens who bear excellent reputations in the community, and of whom, as leading citizens, much is to be expected. It takes only a little effort to say "Good Morning," it takes only a little smile to make some one else feel xlad. The kindly gesture, the sunny smile, the polite bow of the head, the glad hand of fellowship are the little things which spur men on to higher and nobler attainments. But when you walk down the street and Borne citizen of sup posed good repute stares into space, looking in another direc tion, then coolly nods his haugh ty head, it makes your blood run cold and your heart fairly burn with contempt. When a man can't treat his fellowman with a show of common decency simply for the fact that they do not ag ree on some minor point, he is a very narrow man and hardly worth the space he occupies in any public place. When a man sees but one side of any ques tion he becomes a menace to so ciety, and should not be taken seriously by those who are forc ed to lire in the same community with him. The lowliest hobo that passes through town is never entirely bereft of common decency, and still knows the meaning of poli teness. So there is no reason for taking seriously or paying any special attention to the citi zen who has not yet learned that which the hobo has always known and refuses to forget. . BASE BALL List Sunday's game was hard ly a fitting wind-up of the base ball season in Holbrook. Neither team was complete as far as players were concerned, and as the game progressed it became a farce, as far as a proper ex hibition of the popular game goes. The Holbrook team is one of best in Arizona, -and to a true lover of the game it hurts to see the boys disbanded. A large share of the credit for making the team falls to "Dad" Coleman. He built up a fine time team and turned it to J. M Lee, who, by the way has proven a mighty good base ball man-ager,-and, also impryed the team. Sunday's game was between the first team and the Holbrook Browns, and resulted in a victory for the first team. Score 14 to 3. Mrs. Virginia Rubi is visit ing with her mother, broth ers and sisters. : COPPER IN THE HOME Discussing the condition of the copper industry Will mm A. Fame, Pres. of the Copper Range Co. says "Copper has always been a necessity in industry and will continue to be. Coppe must and will come back stronger than ever." Speaking of copper in the raw state and copper in the finished product, Mr. Paine stated that there is too wide a margin between what the producer receives for the metal and what the fabric ator gets for his output. I this could be overcome i would encourage a wider use of copper and prove bet ter both for the producer ana the fabricator. Large copper producers nave been considering the mannfacture of their copper into finished products for direct distribution to the trade in order to encourage tne use oi copper. Every family in the coun try should have at least one copper wash boiler, a copper tea-kettle and one or two copper stew pans, not to mention numerous other articles which can be made of copper and add to the u tility and attractiveness of the home. LOOKING AHEAD Along about this time every year we begin to hear reports to the effect that "it's going to be a hard wint er." Already me have heard a few Holbrook people mak ing this prediction. Ordin arily we would pay but little attention, have heard the same thing so often. - But this year there appears more that the usual reasons for believing that it is really going to be hard winter. There are more people out of employment this year than for many season past, and we fail to find anything in press dispatches to show that the situation is going improve much before cold weather comes. It matters not where these idle people are lo"cated, the fact that they are not earning and not producing is bound to have an effect on the whole country. -If the north isn't prosperous the south cannot hope to be; if the west is not flourishing the east is certain to feel it. . Insofar as this particular section is concerned we have no special cause for com plaint, But we believe we should, in duty to ourselves prepare for a winter that may find more cases of ac tual suffering in this country than we have ever know. It is but the part of wisdom to lay away a reasonable a mount of food, a sufficient amount of fuel and to see to it that all necessary repairs about the house are made before the present brand of weather disappears. There's still a lot of truth in the old adage that a stitch in time saves nine, and there is still a lot of wisdom in doing to day a lot of the things you feel inclined to put off doing until tomorrow. He Skipped The.Pie "Got any apple custard?" asked the fat man at the railroad restaurant counter. "Yes, that is apple cus tard,'" said the redheaded waitress indicating the pie. 'But in the part of the country I come from apple custard has no upper crust-" "Well, that pie has no up per crust. What you see on top there is dusti"-Yonkers Statesmen, PAINTED SHIPS ON PAINTED OCEAN In Portland harbor are five steel ships, owned by America and controlled by the United States shipping board. In San Francisco harbor there are 50, and in Balti more harbor 500, etc, etc. Portland, Ore., Journal. Yes, and they will be there so long as the Gompers-Fur-eseth dictatorship writes tha laws and dictates the terma on which the ships, if they ever move, may be opera ted but we are a rich nation. To make it pleasant for our political masters we can do without ship masters and most of our 5000 vessels. (built with the taxpayers' money,) areas idle as a fleet of painted ships on a paint ctl ocean. It costs $700,000,000 a year to keep the ships idle. ihe shipping board can not operate them and can not get anyone to buy them. It asks another $125,000.000 merely for incidental expen se. Why not make a present of them to the Gompers-Fur- eseth combination that dic tates the terms of handling crews and ships, under which Japan is taking the cargoes away from American-owntd shipping? They could then operate the American merchant marine under their own labpr aws and make all the proht and save American taxpay ers $700,000,000 a year it now costs to keep them idle. SOUND BANKING POLICES r-v The United States h: : tC3 many bank promoters : : ; ing an easy road to riches, ' says Comptrollor of the Cur rency Cnssinger. "1 am convinced that mariyapplications are made with intent of creating a place where the promoters can find easy access to credit I reject all applications that have this appearance. "The needs of thé com munity should be test. I am convinced that in many in stances, unpopular and un reasonable bankers are re sponsible for many applica tions to start banks. "There is nowadays too much exploration of indust rial and commercial grave yards. Too little attention is paid t o constructive thought of the future. . In stead of looking for holes in which to fall, we need to con. céntrate thought and energy to ascending the hill just a head. "Stock in the future of our country will yield gener ous dividends. Those who have played the bull side of the market in America have always been winners in his country. The banking fab ric of the country is abso lutely secure and sound. It is only necessary that all ele ments in it stand firmly together." Vivid Imagination Have you heard Jib way's latest fishing yarn?" "No I haven't," said Mr. Gadspur, "and I don't want to hear it." "Why not?" "Because Jibway hasn't even a speaking acquaint ance with the truth. He couldn't describe a smallpox apidemic without making you think it was something you'd hate to miss." Bir mingham Age-Herald. o "Doug" and his party will take some pictures south of Holbrook shortly, according to advance dope. Or is it another case of Tom Mix at Winslow.