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L C Ilenninor
Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field
Vol. 13. No. 20
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
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
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
"Oh, I see, you give him
all your trade, you mean?"
said the innocent young
"No!" answered her com
panion, grimly, "I stand by
him while he is cutting the
meat!" Washington Post.
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Port of Missing
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
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.
"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.
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 '
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. .
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
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.
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.
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
In Portland harbor are
five steel ships, owned by
America and controlled by
the United States shipping
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
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.
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
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.
"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

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