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Mohave County miner and our mineral wealth. (Kingman, Ariz.) 1918-1922, June 07, 1919, Image 5

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SATURDAY, JUNE 7. 1919.
THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH,
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I WONT RETURN
LIEUTENANT LUKE
SAID TO FRIENDS
His Body Fell Over German
Lines As If Beckoning to
His Comrades, Says Dean
Scarlett in Phoenix Address.
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Evolution of the Prospector
Phoenix, Ariz. "I will never re
turn," were Lieut. Frank Luke's part
ing words to Phoenix, as he left for
training camp en route to France,
where the daring aviator fell facing
heavy odds after one of the most met
eoric careers recorded in the annals
of the great war. This was the state
ment made by Dean William Scarlett
in his address at the presentation of
the congressional medal of honor to
Frank Luke, Sr., the intrepid Phoenix
flier's father.
Frank Luke's prophesy that he
would not come back from the war
was prompted neither by fear nor fa
talism, said Dean Scarlett, but sprang
from a full knowledge of himself and
the risks he said he knew his spirit
would prompt hm to take in the
world's fight for democracy.
"He fell over the German lines,"
said the dean in conclusion, "as
though beckoning on his comrades.
His body may lie in France, but his
deeds will live forever."
The presentation of the congress
sional medal of honor to the dead
lieutenant's father was made by Brig.
Gen. Howdrd R. Hickok, commanding
the Arizona military district on the
portico of the capitol whose lawns
were crowded with hundreds of the
aviator's friends and fellow citizens.
Behind Frank Luke, Sr., stood the
young man's mother, four of his
brothers and three of his sisters, one
sister being absent.
As the prized token of the nation's
pride in the deeds of its courageous
son passed into the possession of the
family, the band struck up "The Star
Banner" and one of the most impres
sive ceremonies ever witnessed in
Phoenix came to a close.
The Salt Lake, Utah, Mining Re
view, says: First it was the prospec
tor with his burro, for these could
penetrate into almost inaccessible re
gions. As the country became more
settled the swifter horse was used,
and by degrees wagons loaded with
camp supplies were taken as far into
the mountains as possible and, as
roads were built and improved, auto
mobiles were driven any place to
which a wagon could go, thus elunina
ing many difficulties formerly encoun
tered in transportation and travel.
Still, with all modern conveniences
at command, the prospector has dis
covered that there are many inaccess
sible places in towering mountain re
gions which men cannot reach, and for
years he has been looking with long
ing eyes toward regions in which, he
believes, rich ore deposits exist, and
the thought occupies his waking hours
and troubles him in his sleep.
The coming of the airplane, how
ever, promises to solve the problem of
reaching these sections which nature
has so safely guarded inthe past, and
we believe the day is not far distant
when prospecting by means of air
planes will become so commonplace
as to excite no unusual comment or
exciteriient First it will be the man
of wealth who will guide his plane
into hitherto unknown regions. The
first attempt will be regarded with
great interest by his associates.
Loaded with provisions and supplies,
the prospecting party will leave some
inland city or camp at daylight and
will travel with ease and comfort to
seme point several hundred miles
away, and, from positions of ease and
advantage, with field glasses in hand,
will be able to prospect the regions
below almost as successfully as if
footing it through mountain valleys
or climbing difficult places. In time
a ledge or outcropping is sighted and
a landing is made in the near vicin
ity. If the discovery proves of value
preliminary work is performed in the
way of location and by mid-afternoon
the party starts for home, arriving
in time for bountiful supper, in time
for a theater party, or in time for an
eveing of rest and recreation.
A few years later every prospector,
no matter how humble, will be able to
own his own machine, perhaps a Ford
airplane, and he, too, will make his
prospecting trips with ease and possi
bly be able to solve some of the pro
blems which have" absorbed his every
thought for many years.
Prospecting by airplane will soon be
an established fact.
NEW ARMORY
FOR WASHINGTON
TO TOUR THE WORLD IN
A PLANE
(London Times)
An arrangement has been made be
tween Mr. Albert De Courville, and
comedians, Harry Tate and Mr. Hand
ley Page, by which Mr. Tate and his
company of comedians will tour the
world in a Handly Page airplane.
Hun Entry into Brussels
Brand Whitlock, United States min
ister to Belgium, was in Brussels on
that fateful day in September, 1914,
when the German army entered the
peaceful city. He describes the sight
in Everybody's.
"It was very still, the crowds sullen
and silent, there in the glitter of the
The company will consist of eighth sunlight the horses' hoofs clattered
ORIGIN OF "BITS'
(Martha G. Purcell in "Stories of Old
Kentucky.")
We of today, with half dollars,
quarter dollars, dimes, nickles and
pennies, often find it difficult to
''make change." Still more difficult
was it for the early settlers to do so.
As the Indians used wampum, so the
pioneers of Kentucky used the skins
of wjlct animals as their first curren
cy. While immigrants continued to
come to this region, the Spanish silver
dollars came gradually into circula
tion. Still there was no small-change.
As "necessity is the mother of in
vention," our forefathers actually
made change by cutting the dollar
into four equal parts, each worth 25
cents. These were again divided each
part worth twelve and one-half cents,
called bits. People sometimes became
careless in the work of making change
and often cut the dollar into five
"quarters" or into ten "eights." On
account of the wedge shape of these
pieces of cut money, they were called
"sharp shins."
If change was needed for a smaller
sum than twelve and one-half cents,
merchants gave pins, needles, writing
paper and such things.
This cut silver gradually found its
way back to the mint for recoinage,
usually to the loss of the last owner.
As late as 1906, a business house in
Philadelphia received over one hun
dred pounds of cut silver, brought on
by a Kentucky merchant, which was
sent on a dray to the United States
mint for recoinage.
people, and they will carry with them
all the necessary scenery and equip
ment for Motoring and other sketches.
A start will be made fromCraskle-
wood in September. If the tour pro
ceeds according to Ian, the frst halt
will be at Gibraltar, where two even
ing performances are to be given.
At Malta there will be a halt for two
days, and then the machine will fly
to Colombo, where the company will
remain for a week before the journey
to India is resumed. All principal
centers of India wjll be visited by air.
The next stag will be to China and
Japan, and finally the chief cities of
on the stones of the uneven pave
ment, the lances swayi,ng, the pen
nants fluttering and that deep-throated
chant ijo the tune that the English
know as 'God Save the King and we
as 'America' and over us tne gray fa
cades of the stately old church. The
scene had the aspect of medievalism;
something terrible, too, that almost
savage chant and those gray horse
men pouring down out of the middle
ages into modern civilization.
"Up and down the boulevard, un
der the spreading branches of the
trees, as far as we could see, were un
dulating, glinting fields of bayonets,
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(Washington Star)
The appropriation of a million dol
lars for a memorial armory in Wash
ington, which will serve as a club
house for returning soldiers who visit
the national capital and which will
be a monument to the valor of the
former District National Guard in the
war just ending, will be carried in the
public building bill now being prepar
ed for the extra session of congress.
Representative John W. Langley of
Kentucky, who will be chairman of
the commitee on public buildings and
grounds, has been a good friend of the
district ever since the days when he
was a government clerk. For years
he has worked in committee to have
the project of building a new armory
here pushed. He has promised the
proposed armory will have his strong
est support in this session of congress
and says he wants to see the building
made in every way a fitting memorial
to the district men who gave life and
limb in the military service of the
country. He believes that the ar
mory, with an entrance in the form
of an arch of triumph would serve a
utilitarian as well as artistic and
memorial purpose.
STRONGEST OF ALL METALS
While insatiate hoarding of silver
by natives of East India may explain
the demand for the white metal in the
Far East, and has been the main fac
tor in the enhancement of silver pric
es, the long deferred requirements of
other countries European as well as
Orientalp--must further increase the
demand for the "strongest of all met
als," as silver has been significantly
and aptly classed by an eminent east
ern financial authority, with resultant
effect on prices.
According to the New York Times,
"the demand for silver, however, is
not confined to European and Orien
tal countries. The United States
treasury, at some future date, is oblig
ed to purchase approximately $250,
000.000 worth of the metal to replace
a like amount removed from the stocks
of bullion in the treasury last year
and exported to China and India: under
the Pitman act. No definite time
limit is fi,xed by the act for this re
placement, and in some quarters it is
believed the government will be in no
hurry to replenish its stocks of the
metal." .
Regretting at Leisure
tlm United States will be visited, be-' and a mighty gray, grim horde,
ginning with San Francisco and end-1 thing of steel, that came thundering
ing with New York, and then home.
.;.
10,000 LOAVES OF
BREAD IN HOUR
SERVICE
The facilities which this bank offers
to the banking public are of so many
kinds that we can only mention a few
of them to you. In receiving deposits,
making loans, selling exchange on dis
tant points, selling travelers cheques,
writing insurance and conducting a
general banking business, we are sup
plying a variety of wants.
LOOK FOR THE
, CLOCK
There are very few people who do not need some kind of banking
service in the course of a year, and we will appreciate your patronage
in whatever department of our business it may be.
The Citizens' Bank
Capital $150,000
Kingman and Oatman, Arizona
l was there to make a sketch of
her. Luncheon was just over, and
she was talking to a little knot of
women. Tne nrsc worus i nearu,
I slid quietly into a nearby Feat, werj
"National Biscuit," recalling plea:
antly my own tasty Unceda Lunci
ecu. I liked her, and
fortably ns she spoke a;
and ems busy.
"Between the dark and daylight,
Mio was auotinsr. "there's always
hit of pans'
teems waiting and listening for th
children. Since they were tin;
thins-:, I've grten that hour to
babies, rlrst I had t
Then, when thej
to toddle, I
me in mv
no one
Childa
dreu's Hour like a feast. For the
tiny toddlers there is a varied
menu, sometimes Uneeda Biscuit
nd milk, sometimes Graham Crack
ers, Oatmenl Crackers or Lunch Bis
cuit. This Is changed on special
occasions to Old Time Sugar Cook
Newtons and, rurost of.
re days when we had
ce cream and Nabisco, and those
wvre our party days.
Don't think mv lioiir is Just a
us happily,
hai is all, and made us sure they
.vould keep coming every day for
ou and I both know we must reed
children, as we must
If we would
d after their
ways like
eaay to
up In
tent
em
(Continental Edition of London Mail)
The largest bakehouses in the
world have been established by J.
Lyons and Co., at Canby Hall, Ken
'suigton, London, and employment is
given several thousand workers. The
whole of the baking installation is
electrically driven, and is designed to
reduce handling to a minimum. The
whole process of bread making from
the dough to the loaf takes torty-nve
minutes and the machines turn out
ten thousand loaves an hour.
on with clantnntr cymoais, nervous
horses and lumbering guns and wild
songs.
"And this was Germany!. Not the
stolid, good-natured, smiling German
of the glass of beer and tasseled pipe,
whiling away a Sunday afternoon in
his peaceful beer garden, while a band
played Strauss waltzes; not the senti
mentality of the'blue flowers and the
moonlight on the castled Rhine; not
the poetry of Goethe and Schiller; not
the insipid sweet strains of Mendels
sohn nor the profound harmonies of
Wagner, nor the philosophy of Im
manuel Kant; but this dread thing,
this Frankenstein creation, this mon
strous anachronism, modern science
yoked to the chariot of the autocratic
and cruel will of the pagan world."
Mrs. Houlihan Phwat a fool Oi
was! Oi never saw yez till the day
before me unforchnit marriage.
Houlihan Faith, Oi wish ye hadn't
seen me till the day after Kansas
City Journal.
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it
lis
too-:
ten t
pid of
were wai
Hour.
"You see, even
wont on. "are much
mals. They are most. lovable ana
most tractable afteri they've
something to eat.
di ' always)
At the
top of today's
market list by
me uiiamiuuua mki10v,'
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vote ot the lamilv. && seem
NATIONAL 3tSCUIT COMPANT
vy enough
but alTaya
ways dainty, al-
nz as oniy wcnonai
tscuit Products can be. During the
had years when my babies were growlug
National Biscuit up we never missed the Chll
begin oub Cnil-ldren's Hour with its tasty reasti
KINGMAN WATER COMPANY
SOLICITS YOUR WATER BUSINESS
Pure Spring Water
Trouble Man, Joe Chambers Black 101
Rock Lump Salt
Salt
Sheep-Salt
Tarr, McComb & Ware
Commercial Co.
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eg . u.s . Pat, o rr.
Keep Kids Kleen
ife the Suit
JBt A New Suit
KkFREE
HRi sT key rip
UgljSm Beware of
LWKJk Imitation!
Look for KOVEWAltS
this Red T.orr.
an w- WStS.
LEVI STRAWS ICO.
Ma J. by I sam.pJccoci,J
Leri Strjj uti Jc Co., San Fmnciico
Awtrdti- GRAND PRIZE il P.P.I. .
California
vacation land
The vacation season is approaching
the time to plan for a change of scene,
for rest and recreation. It will be the
effort of the Railroad Administration to
aid in such planning and do everything
reasonable within its power to facilitate
passenger travel and make it more
attractive.
California with its beaches, mountains and numer
ous vacation haunts lakes and streams offers
every attraction for the vacationist
Summer excursion fares to resorts in Cali
fornia are now in effect
The staff of the United States Railroad Adminis
tration will be glad to furnish illustrated booklets
and provide necessary information as to fares,
train service, etc. Such information may be
obtained from the local Ticket Agent or the near
est Consolidated Ticket Office.
Our Tire Inspection
Service Saves Truck Costs
As a Goodyear Truck Tire Service Station we
make it our business to save tire money for
the truck owners of this vicinity.
We consider caiefully the
trucking problem of every
customer and for each truck
recommend the size and type
of tire best adapted to its
maximum load and maxi
mum speed. We sell Good
year S-V Solid Tires,
Goodyear Cushion Tires and
Goodyear Pneumatic Cord
Truck Tires because we be
lieve they are exceptionally
good and do wear a long
time.
We inspect the tires on the
trucks of our customers and
in many cases take measures
to prolong the life of tires
and, in the aggregate, to save
thousands of dollars of own
ers' money.
Such inspection is made at
regular intervals at least
once a month by our sales
men who turn in a detailed
report of the condition of
customers' tires.
If vital recommendations are
to be made, these will be by
lettef to our customer or to
the superintendent of his
cartage service. Nothing is
left to guesswork. This is
real service. It saves a lot
of cartage expense.
Let us send a representative
to explain still further about
our "service.
Goody ea JTruck Tire Service Station
FORD GARAGE
J. A. TARR, Prop., Kingman, Arizona
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