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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1919.
THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH, PAGE FIVE E ARIZONA STATE FAIR TO - SURPASS OTHER YEARS "TURNOVER" Elaborate plans arc well under way tor the holding of the Seventh An nual Northern Arizona State Fair, at Prescott, October 16-17-18. The ex hibits this year will far surpass those of former fairs. From Mohave County, an excellent mining display has been collected by Commissioner MacDuffee. Exhibits in the agricul tural hall will be made by Apache, Coconino, Navajo and Yavapai. Yav apai will also have a splendid exhibit in the mining hall. In the women's department, the displays will contain many new and interesting culinary and needle work specimens. Special demonstrations of an educational value will be made in all departments. The poultry show will be the official American Poultry Association show for the State of Arizona for the year 1918-1919 and ribbons of that asso ciation will be awarded. Many en tries from all parts of the State, in cluding the Salt River Valley, have been made in this department. En f tries in the Poultry Department will close Oct. 13. The Art Department will feature one of the finest art collections pro duced in America. The paintings 4 have been secured through the Ten rainters Club of California. This col lection won all honors at the Califor nia State Fair, recently held at Sac ramento. While the Northern Arizona State Fair is an educational fair, yet at the same time the management has followed since the inception of the Fair, the plan of giving the visitors to the Northern Arizona State Fair, good clean entertainment during" the days of the Fair. At the 1919 fair there will be many special attractions which will appeal to all. Thrilling airplane exhibitions will be given dur ing the three days of the Fair, Band concerts will be rendered by a twenty piece band, at the grounds during the Fair program and on the Plaza both mornings and evenings of the three days festival. One of the best fair track programs ever staged in North ern Arizona will be under the direc tion of Lester Ruffner. Captain Grant, of Whipple Barracks, is ar ranging a special sports program to be given by the men from Whipple, "if New and sensational thrills will be introduced at the grounds. Each evening of the Fair, there will be dances held under the auspices of the American Legion, Earnest Love Post. Plenty of sports will be offered the. cnuuren ana younger Doys ana gins. Hundreds pf dollars have been added to the prizes which will be awarded in the various departments. A car nival with entertaining features will play during the days of the fair. The first day of the Northern Arizona State Fair has been dedicated to the American Legion and all members thereof will be admitted free to the fair. Thursday October 16th, Ameri can Legion and Mohave-Coconino Day. Friday, October 17th, Navajo-Apache Day, Saturday, October 18th, Yava pai County and children's day. The following races to be run each day of the fair, will govern the program: Half mile free for all, total purse, $150 daily. First prize $100; second $50. Quarter mile free for all, one money, $100 daily. One mile race free for -all, total purse, $250. First prize, $150; second $100 daily. Excursion rates will be in effect from all points in Northern Arizona and including Maricopa County. MELANCHOLY D4YS r Oh, the sighing winds of autumn And the sere, the yellow leaf Only fill me with forebodings Of a not far-distant grief. For they solemnly remind me "Tis a thought to chill my soul That ere long I may be paying Half my income out for coal. (From "Through the Meshes") The big problem before all big busi ness is to educate the public to un derstand that large earnings are not in the size of the individual profits on each sale, but rather in the num ber of profits on many sales. That it is not, for instance, the amount of the profit per pound of meat the packers sell, but rather the aggregate of the fractional profit on the number of pounds. It is what the average merchant calls "turnover". It is a gigantic task to get the pub lic to understand this, particularly when it is considered that even the average merchant does not understand this principle. " But an unprejudiced understanding can, and must be, accomplished. It will require time, persistency and primer-like illustration. Here is one illustration: The most profitable item in a 5 and 10-cent store is the one on which there is the smallest percentage of profit. This is candy. They only make 4 net, but they sell tum-over their stock complete every week, 52 times a year. Now 52 times 4 is 208 on the investment; yet the customers of these establishments purchase their candy with a profit of 4 cents on the dollar to the dealer, 2 cents on 50 cents, or less than one-half cent on 10 cents. It is all in the number of profits not in the size of the individual profit. Another illustration: Some years ago, the late Cora Dow, Cincinnati, owner of a group of cut- rate drug stores, was sued by her re tial competitors (a group of manu facturers) for selling certain items below a fixed price. She testified at the trial that there was more money in selling Hood's sarsaparilla at 75 cents than at a dollar a bottle. The judge, jury, the lawyers no one in the court room knew what she meant. On further direct examination she explained that Hood's Sarsaparilla cost her 50 cents a bottle wholesale. That in one of her stores she sold 20 bottles to five bottles sold by her competitors. They made only $2.50 on five bottles in approximately the same length of time that she made $5.00 on 20 bot tles twice as much as her competi tors' profit, and all the while the pub lic was obtaining its supply 25 cents cheaper per bottle. An understanding by the people of this principle of turn-over is the large question before big business and all business today. o NEEDS AUXILIARY PLANT The Water Users association of the Salt River Valley have at last realized the necessity of an auxiliary power plant to tide the people of the valley over the low water period at Roose velt dam. During certain parts of the year the water in Roosevelt lake has to be conserved and as a result the problem of improving the power for uses of mining and other companies has become acute. The Ray people use an enormous amount of power, which during the wet season is readily met, but as the water is lowered in the lake some other unit must fur nish the lack of Hydro-electric power. To fill this gap the association has provided $600,000 for a steam plant and the work of building the big plant will soon be under way. The Inspir ation people, at Miami, have had to operate their own plant for some time, but are willing to pay a higher rate than that set for hydro-electric power if they are assured of a constant ser vice. Some time ago the Miner called at tention to the fact that under any con dition an emergency plant would have to be maintained even if hydro-electric power was possible from the Colo rado river. Even in Los Angeles, plants have to be maintained to guard against accidents to the big power lines that are carried in there from Kern and Bishop Creek. CENSUS FACTS, FIGURES NOTHING TO DO WITH PROPERTY VALUATION Washington, October 11: "That the facts and figures gathered by the enumerators, supervisors and special agents of the Fourteenth Decennial Census will have absolutely nothing i to do with valuation of property for i taxation purposes is a point I desire i to emphasize with all possible vigor," said Director of the Census Sam L. Rogers today in speaking of the forth coming 1920 enumeration. 'Vsome difficulty has been exper ienced in the past," continued Mr. Rogers, "in getting absolutely ac i curate values of land and other prop 1 erty because of a certain amount of I confusion over this point. Many peo j pie were erroneously inclined to con nect the Census with taxation. We hope to avoid any such confusion this time." The act of Congress which, under the Constitution, provides for the tak ing of the Fourteenth Decennial Cen- fsus makes it unlawful for any enum erator, special agent, supervisor or other employee of the Census Bureau to divulge any information whatsoever concerning the census returns. A heavy fine and possible imprisonment, or both is the penalty prescribed for violation of this provision of the law. The proper tabulated figures of the Census are given out nowhere but here in Washington and then only up on the express authority of the Di rector of the Census Bureau. Actual work by the enumerators in the various census districts will be gin on January 2, 1920. It is expect ed that the population statistics of all cities and towns will be gathered in approximately two weeks. Final fig ures for rural districts, however, can hardly be gathered in less than a month. $ Magnets Save Iron From Rubbish (From the Indianapolis News) Magnetic separators are now being used for the recovery of scrap iron from many kinds of waste material rubbish. By the aid of such apparat us a great deal of refuse commonly discarded in the neighborhood of steel and iron works can be made to yield a considerable amount of iroro as much as -50 per cent being obtained from refuse from steel works in some cases. TEST RUN MADE BY CHEVROLET CAR Chevrolet covered measured gallon of It Didn't Work "I see where a man claimed he kissed a maid because she happened to be wearing one of his wife's hats." "The idea being, of course, that he mistook the maid for his wife." "Exactly. But he overplayed his hand, though." "How was that?" "His wife says he quit kissing her seven years ago." Birmingham Age-Herald. Unavoidable Hubr Oh, don't worry about the cook's crankiness. Don't take any notice of her. Wife I have to; she's just given it. Boston Transcript. VAN MARTER Undertaking Parlors Funeral Directors and Embalmers Orders Taken for Cut Flowers, Wreaths, Etc Agent for Jranite and Marble Monuments PHONE BLUE 81 These Chilly Mornings Whet Your Appetite 1JUT your tastes on foodstuff can be readily satisfied here. Our grocery department is replete with staple as well as fancy lines, and in our meat market products -We specialize on FRESH FRUITS, VEGETABLES, FISH, POULTRY, BUTTER, CHEESE and EGGS. Men's Furnishings and Shoes, Dry Goods and Ladies Ready to Wear This Store is the Home of HART, 1 HTl Tf SCHAFFNER dC MARX, all wool 3 tilllOtt quality clothes. a "Four-Ninety" "2.2 miles on a gasoline. This test was held at Walla Walla. Washington by a representative of the Walla Walla Union, who drove the car until the measured gallon of gasoline was exhausted. At no time was the motor stopped until the entire amount of fuel had been consumed. THE TUCSON CITIZEN ISSUES ANNUAL EDITION The Ninth Annual Tucson Citizen BOOST AND BUILD edition was is sued September 30th. The edition is bigger and better than ever this year, covering the entire state, including northern Arizona, mines, agriculture, education, stock raising and the San Carlos project. There are more illus trations than ever before and all the articles have been written by a staff of trained writers. The edition this year was prepared by Allan B. Jay- nes, publisher of The Citizen, and A. H. Lyon, managing editor. It is a pictorial review of the progress of Arizona for the past year. Immune Contractors and Builders Small jobs or large ones receive the same prompt and careful attention. GRUNINGER & SON Phone Blue 175 Kingman, Arizona "I am delighted to meet you," said the father of one of last year's Fresh medics, shaking hands with the Doc tor, "my son took physiology under you last year, you know." 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