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IIZII2 MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOHAVE COUNTY Vol. xxxvra. Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, January 17, 1920. No. 12. . V i y REPORT OF ACREAGE OF SANTA FE SCRIPT APPEARSEXAGGERATED At a meeting of 'the Mohave Coun ty Cattle Growers Association held at the Courthouse last Saturday after noon, it was decided to postpone any action concerning the reported plac ing of more than a million acres of Santa Fe Scrip on the lands- of Mo have, Coconino and Yavapai counties, until more details could be learned. After a short discussion it was de cided to adjourn the meeting until Monday night, January 12 in order to get more facts. In the meeting they also expected to have some word from Howel Jones, from the standpoint of the Santa Fe and any other facts that might have any bearing on the sub ject. This paper wired Howel Jones, T. E. Pollock, and.B. F. Sweetwood, sec retary of the Northern Arizona Pro tective Association, three men whom we thought could give us information from the different angles, asking them for statements. From the infor mation at hand, it would seem a mis take has been made some place in re gard to the reported' action of the Santa Fe. It appearred that there is 223,000 instead of more than a million acres as first reported and that all of the land is within the borders of Coco nino County instead of extending into Mohave County. B. F. Sweetwood, secretary of the Northern Arizona Protective Associa tion was wired Wednesday and asked for a statement in the Miner. We have pot heard from Mr. Sweetwood so conclude he was either out of town or had nothing to say. t T. E. Pollock, when asked for a statement concerning the transaction, ,sent the following to this paper: "Replying to your recent inquiryi I wish to say at the very outset that -the propoganda which has been car ried on by the few men in this section rtt the country who have conducted the activities under the name of the Northern Arizona Protective Associa tion should not tie taken as facts bv the people in your community until the other side of the question could be heard. (Continued on Page 8) HIGH SCHOOL NOTES On Saturday January 24, the High School Basketball team will go to Val entine where a match game will be played with the Indian School at that O place. A return game will be played in Kingman later. t The girls basket ball team is fast' rounding into shape. It is hoped that a game may be scheduled in the near future. The Senior Class play "A Suitor to Suit Her" will be presented to the people of Oatman on Saturday even ing, January 17 at the Oasis Theater. Last week by unanimous vote of the student body of the high school it was decided to join the Arizona High School Debating League. The depart ment of Debating and Public Speak ing will bo worked up by a series of local debates, after which competitive debates will be had with the other High Schools qf the League. This week the Kingman schools reached the highest enrollment in their history, the total enrollment showing 353 students. R. W. Sevier, Manual Training in structor has been confined to his room this' week on account of illness. Capt. W. S. Ingalls, Adj. General of the state of Arizona spent Friday with the Military Department of the High School. In co-operation witn the Cadet Commission of the State it is planned to construct a range, where the cadet corps will be instructed in marksmanship and general range work. The real army rifle will be used by the boys. Both rifles and ammunition 'will be furnished by the commission. The first semester ended Friday, January 16. Examinations were held Thursday and Friday. Thrift Day will be observed throughout the Kingman Schools on Monday January 20. In each room a period will be devoted to a study of the Thrift Proverbs of Benjamin Franklin. All this week the subject has been kept constantly before the minds of the students. ST. JOHN'S CHURCH Sunday School 10 A. M. Morning Service 11 A. M. Evening Service 7:30 P. M. Bible Study Wednesday evening. Overland Car Sold To Keyes of Oatman The Overland car, confiscated some time ago by the sheriff's office, was sold Thursday afternoon to Harry Keyes of Oatman for $350, at public auction at the Mohave County Court house. This car was taken some time ago with a cargo of booze aboard and was sold by order, of the Court under the statute covering the case, which says that any vehicle bringing liquor into the state shall be confiscated and sold to the highest bidder. CHAUTAUQUA MAY COME TO KINGMAN It is hicfcly probable that Kincrman will have a chautauqua this spring-c, xive uuys ui euteriuinmeni, unaer a canvas. Marjorie Cowan, representing the Ellison-White Chautauqua Bureau ar rived in Kingman the latter part of this week in '.the interests of the bur eau she represents and Friday after noon placed the matter before the Citizens Committee. She gave an in teresting talk upon what the chau tauqua meant to" a community in .the form of the' best class of entertain ment, how it permitted people to hear the best talent of its kind here at home, lectures by the men of the day upon topics in which we are interest ed, trios, quartetts and instrumental numbers. The ten programs, afternoon and evening of each day, are selected by experts who know what will interest and entertain their audiences. The Citizens Committee went on record as favoring the chautauqua if it could be properly financed and Miss Cowan suggested thg financing could be determined at this time by the actual sale of tickets. A commit tee of three was appointed from the Citizens Committee to work in con junction with the ladies of the Thurs day Afternoon Club to help handle the necessary ticket sale at this time. The money will be deposited in a Kingman bank to be paid the Ellison White Bureau at the time of the chau tauqua. The price of the tickets will be $3.00 for the five days plus war tax or about 30 cents an entertainment. It will be necessary to dispose of 266 season tickets to insure the chautau qua coming here. This will be all the season tickets sold and nothing but general admission tickets will be obtainable thereafter. The general admission price will probably be 75 cents to a dollar, making the entire ten entertainments without a season ticket come to eight or ten dollars. High School students will be sold sea son tickets for $2.00 and grammer school childrens' tickets will be ?1.50. A receipt signed by some local man or woman will be given each ticket purchaser and this receipt will later be turned in for the tickets paid for. You may be called upon in the next few days if you are not and you want a season ticket this especially ap plies to out of town people who wish to attend the chautauqua you may secure same by calling up C. A. War ren, Rev. Thos. E. Dodd or Dr. Wil liam Todt or some member of the Thursday Afternoon Club. ANOTHER LITTLE GIRL AT TJEJHAW HOME A wire was received in Kingman Tuesday morning, from Ed Shaw, that the stork had brought a little visitor to the Shaw home in Hollywood a little girl, weight' eight pounds. We knew there was something besides the United American on Ed's mind and now the secret is out. There was much speculation in the Beale Hotel' lobby as to what the young lady would be named. One suggestion was Unita Americana Shaw, but since no one was aware of any Spanish an cestry .in the Shaw family, it was thought hardly likely. 0 T. E. POLLOCK ill, BUTJS IMPROVING Friends of T. E. Pollock will be glad to learn that his condition is improv ed over that of last .week according to a report from Flagstaff yesterday. Mr. Pollock came down with pneu monia last week upon return from a trip to Cooley. ST. MARY'S CHURCH Sunday Jan. 8. Mass will be said at 7:30 A. M. Benediction after Mass. Father Hootsmans. COLORADO RIVER POWER PROJECT BILL NOW UP To control the flood waters of the Colorado River and to conserve the stored water for irrigation and the manufacture of power will be the ob ject of a bill introduced, in the House. A similar measure also will be intro duced in the Senate, probably as an amendment to the water-power bill now pending before that body. If it is too late to secure the con sideration of the amendment as such, it probably will be introduced as a separate measure. In the House this measure will be referred to the Com mittee on Irrigated Lands and will in all probability be reported on as a substitute to the Kettner bill intro duced at the instance of Mark Rose and his associates. Inasmuch as this bill aims to pro tect the entire country traversed by the Colorado from flood danger, it will receive consideration from army engineers and the Department of the Interior. The last draft of the Kett ner bill, which is now before the State Department and the Interior Depa.t ment, is not regarded as satisfactory and will, it is understood, receive ad verse reports from both departments, although the amount of land to be taken by any one soldier is limited to 160 acres, and the provision is made for the .sale of water to owners of land in Mexico now served by the present canal. x Harnessing the Colorado River, not only to control its disastrous floods,' but to transform its mighty power in to units of electrical energy, and at the same time provide water for irri gating land in the Imperial Valley and contiguous country is the project pro pose to be carried out by the bill, which has the indorsement of the As sociated General Contractors of America. Power development, flood control, irrigation reclamation, and the con servation of fuel oil are embraced in the purposes of the bill, and the most distinctive feature of the bill is that although this is to be undertaken as a government enterprise, the entire Droiect is to be carried out without' bne cent of cost to the government. The bill proposes to have construct ed within the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, in Arizona, a series df per haps eight dams, creating reservoirs in which the water now going to LEAP YEAR DANCE AT ODD FELLOWS HALL At the dance to-night given at the Odd Fellows hall by Thomas and Cross, ladies choice will prevail in keeping with the spirit of -920. In addition to this, hard times costumes will be worn. Prizes axe being offered for the best costumesand this it is thought will bring out some rare good ones. Tha mnnntrompnt announces tiVO five dollar orders on the Arizona Stores as the prize. Une for hte iaay and one for the gentleman. A new feature is being added also. Hot coffee will be served free to the crowd, and those who wish may bring the fundamentals of a midnight lunch to go with their coffee. STOP HERE ON WAY THROUGH E. S. Clark, candidate, for the U .S. Senate, and George Shea stopped off in Kingman Thursday night on their way to Prescott from San, Francisco where they had gone to attend a con ference of republicans delegated from -the Western States. They said "Arizona had the .largest number of delegates at this conference which was presided over by Chairman .Hayes, and was a big success. F. S. Breen of Flagstaff attended from Coconino County. 0 ARIZONA LUMBERMEN TO ATTEND IDAHO MEETING Between 500 and 600 retail lumber men from ten western states are ex pected in Boise, Idaho on February 19, 20 and 21, when the 16th annual conference of the Wtestdrn Retail Lumbermen's association will be held there. Delegates are coming from Washington, Montana, California, Utah, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Wy oming, Arizona and Idaho. F. E. Conner of Sacramento, Calif., is pre sident of the association. Last years convention, which was to have been held in Boise, was cancelled because of the influenza' epidemic. : Mr. and Mrs. Ed Carrow returned this week from a short trip spent in Los Angeles. BEFORE CONGRESS waste is to be stored and from which will be derived the power to carry electrical energy to the railways, min es and other industries within a zone of many miles in extent. Under the terms of the bill the pro ject is to be entirely under the juris diction of the Secretary of the In terior who is to direct not only the work of construction of the dams, res ervoirs, power plants and irrigation canals, but also the maintenance and operation of the same after they have been completed,. It is to be, in short, a government enterprise, constructed and maintained at private cost. METHOD OF FINANCING. The method of providing funds to construct, maintain and operate this great project is unique in enterprises of this kind. It is this: Private corporations or other inter ests sign agreements with the Secre tary of the Interior to contract for use of certain amount of the electrical power after the project is in opera tion. They accompany these agree ments with the furnishing of collater al on the value of which the Secretary of the Interior issues bonds to raise the amount needed for construction purposes. Thereupon the contracts for construction are let by the Secre tary of the Interior, and when the plants are in operation the electrical power is sold. Contracting parties are to agree to a. rate sufficient to pay the interest on the bonds, defray the cost of mainten ance, and operation, and eventually to retire the bonds themselves. Thus the project would be self-sustaining, and it is conservatively estimated that it would pay for itself within thirty years. . Similar arrangements would be made with irrigation districts for the construction of canals to carry the water to the great valleys of Arizona and California, now only partially de veloped, because of the great 'heed of Vvater. The distressing problems now confronting the Imperial and Coa chella valleys in California would thus be met an dsolved. Water would be carried to those valleys without the attendant dangers of flood, the break ing of levees and the filling up of the canals and laterals with heavy de posits of silt. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS At the Tuesday night session of Western Lodge No. 12, 'Knights of Pythias, the following Kingman men were given the first degree of Py- thiasism: W. T. Clack, Thomas J. Pu'tman; Sheldon A. Wilber, J. C. Brandenburg, J. Eugene (Jimmie) James, Orvil White, Joe Steed, R, Maxwell, George R. Kayser, J. C. Hulet, George Grantham, Austin B. Kelley and John F. McKesson. They will take the1 second degree Tuesday night, January 27. "A SUITOR TO SUIT HER" AT OATMAN The play given by the Senior Class entitled "A Suitor to Suit Her" which was given here a short time ago at the High School auditorium proved a success. The class planned to take the play to Oatman a couple of weeks ago, but was postponed on account of the illness of Ruth Long who takes an important part. The play will go over to Oatman tonight and it is ex pected it wilL prove a success. Some taking part left this morning, and the rest will follow this evening. SPECIAL MEETING OF THE THOR. AFTERNOON CLUB All members of the Thursday After noon Club are requested to meet in the directors' room of the Citizens Bank tonight at 8 o'clock. Matters of importance will be taken up at this special meeting. . Mrs. Greely Clack, Pres. A BABY GIRL The tenth of this month a baby girl was born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carson Ide. The mother and child were getting along in good shape according to last reports. Mr. and Mrs. Ide, formerly of King man, are now living in Pasadena, where Mr. Ide is connected with an insurance company. Mrs. Ide is a daughter of Mrs. Leonard Hoffman, of Kingman. Car is Captured Owner Makes Escapes Early Thursday morning, Sheriff Mahoney accompanied by Deputy Bly intercepted a car with a consign-' ment of whiskey aboard, on the road, below Yucca. The driver slowed when command ed to stop and as the car came to a stop jumped and ran for the hills. A couple of shots were fired after but not at him as an officer cannot shoot, a man with only a misdemeanor hang ing over his head- The driver whose identity is unknown, made good his escape, as the officers had to gwe up the chase after scouting the nil's for more than an hour. The car is an Oakland Six roadster. A We "read this in a recent issue of a Los Angeles paper: "Three young semi-professional players have been signed by Eddie Herr, scout for the Detroit Ameri cans. Herr does not claim the lads are world beaters at present, but he believes with a year's experience in a minor league circuity the lads will show considerable improvement. Les ter Jarvis, an outfielder with the Utah agricultural college, s.was the first man signed by Herr since join ing Frank Navin's scouting force. Howard Smith, a left-handed pitcher, and George Grantham, a third-baseman, both of whom are from 'King- man, Ariz., also have been lined upj I TT II . A ' Dy nerr. Smith and Grantham will' work' ouV with the Portland team this year and if they make good will then take a short cut to the big league.' ' Grantham is a natural born ball player and if he applies hiniself to the game will undoubtedly make good. George is starting in the game early enough to make a brilliant ca reer for himself in the next .few yean. The- same largely applies to Howard Smith. Howard has a unusual natur al ability as a pitcher. With the right kind of a man to train him this ability can be developed and added to with the headwork, that comes with experience with the big boys, and control. We believe that both of these, boys will make the best of their oppor tunity and that they will "bring home the bacon." FINDS PEARL IN OYSTER Joe Amundsen, in charge of the S. T. Elliott grocery department, is fig uring on raising the price of his oy sters, and we believe he has a perfect right to. For last week Leona Wag ner captured a pearl in one of said oysters that i worth several simol eons. It was about the size of a pea and an exceptionally good one accord ing to C. B. Johnson, the jeweler. Miss Leona is going to have the pearl mounted in a ring. She feels very grateful toward that particular oyster. FRANK VAN.MARTERWILL RUN UP-TO-DAJEJARBER SHOP Frank Van Marter was in Kingman for a few days this week on business and later returning to the coast. Frank purchased the two barber shops formerly owned by Trainer, while here, and will be back in a few days to take them over. It is his in tention to consolidate the two shops, into the Fourth Street shop and in addition to this add new equipment to make a thoroughly up-to-date shop. It is also understood he will engage some first class barbers while on the coast. 0 ANSON H. SMITH IS ILL WtTH PNEUMONIA Anson H. Smith is sick at his home in Kingman with pneumonia. He came in on No. 10 Friday and was immediately put under the doctor's, care. His condition this morning is ,not improved and Dr. Tilton, who is hand ling the case, is arranging for nurses' in order Jo give him the best of care. Absolute quiet win be necessary. . ON BUYiNG TRIP Harry Smith, manager of the furni ture department of the Central Com mercial Co., is now in Chicago buying for the company. Mr. Smith ex pects to be back early next week. CROSS ASKED TO COLLECT SALVAGE The Bureau of Salvage and Shop in the Pacific Division of the Ameri can Red Gross has called upon the local Chapter to conduct an active campaign to collect salvage during National Thrift Week, January 17-25. Word has come from Miss Kathleen Booth, Associate Director of the Di vision Bureau at Headquarters in San Francisco, that Salvage and Shop committees throughout the Division will celebrate Thrift Week. Complete organization, for system atic saving in Chapters in California, Nevada and Arizona which put one and one half million dollarsinto Bed Cross treasuries during the war per iod and up to the present time, is an achievement known throughout the United States. Arthur H. Chamber lain, Educational Director in the so ciety of Thrift and Chairman of the Committee on Thrift Education in the National Education Association, call ed Upon the Pacific Division for its co-operation in the National Thrift Wfeek through these local committees. Thrift Week includes Thrift Sun day January 18, when service will be delivered in all American pulpits on the 'relation of economy life to relig ious well-being, and on the need for saving. The week is designed to em phasize human and social sides of national thrift as well as the finan cial, phase of investment and saving and national conservation. r, The American Bankers Association, and the American Institute of Bank ers have all pledged co-operation in the1 'National Thrift Week program. Pledges of co-operation also include the voluntary offer of business hous es to give a share of their advertising space to spread the propoganda of conservation, and the Red Cross idea to emphasize its salvage work. Na tional Thrift Week is largely a plan of the Savings Division, Treasury De partment, Washington, D. C. BODYlioiED .. MAN NOT RECOVERED The body of Lea E. Burhans, re-, cently drowned in the Colorado River, has not yet been recovered though the river has been searched for days. Undoubtedly the heavy sediment in the river has become lodged in the man's clothes and kept the body from rising to the surface. The river has been dragged in the vicinity of the accident but without results. The Sam Swaskegame Post of the 1 AmencanLiegion passed the following resolution in memory of Burhans, ex service man and a member of the Legion: "WHEREAS the Commander of the Universe has seen fit to call to his side, our brother in arms, Lea E. Bur hans, and, WHEREAS the death of our com rade is. a sad blow to the members of this Post of the American Legion, and WHEREAS we the undersigned members of the Executive Committee have been ordered in regular meeting. by the members of the Post, to draw a resolution of condolence to the fam ily and Jriends of our departed Com rade, now THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we the officers and members of the Sam Swaskegame Post No. 14, Department of Arizona, view with sad regret the absence of our Comrade, Lea E. Burhans, at our councils, and we offer our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of our Comrade, in their bereavement, and it is further RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the meeting of this Post, and that a copy be sent to the nearest knowa relative of our departed comrade. Signed this fifth day of January1,! the year of our Lord 1920. J. W. CORNELIUS, Post Commander. WALTER P. JONES, Post Adjutant J. MAX ANDERSON, Post Finance Officer. LADIES AID The Ladies Aid Society will meel next Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 il the Social Hall of the Church. Everyone cordiallyUnvited.