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Mohave County miner and our mineral wealth. [volume] (Kingman, Ariz.) 1918-1922, December 01, 1922, Image 10

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INSIDE STORY OF
RIVER MEETING
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ments could easily be made that would
enable them to be absorbed in the
quarters of their friends But that
poor confused soul admitting the il
legality of his action as well as its
inethical nature from the standpoint
of professional etiquette referred the
devoted seven to the Boston bred Stet
son who was Strang y absent and
evanescent So the seven consulted
with Commissoner McClure who ad-
vised them after deep and portentous
consideration that they might pos
sibly find quarter in the three and a
half miles dangerously distant Santa
Fe Whereupon the seven proceeded
to their erstwhile rooms and found
that they had already been what the
maid politely termed moved which
left them nothing to do but to gather
their evicted chattels together and to
journey forth to Santa Fe Three
who were obliged to remain found
domicile at a place which in Santa Fe
is classified as a hotel The other
four after looking at the place took
a chance on upper berths and at a
quarter after four tomorrow morn
ing will be on their way to the more
congenial and more hospitable en
vironment of Southern California
Although in a sense this incident
is a puerile exhibition of poor judg
ment it rather markedly illustrates
what always has ailed and now ails
this commission No one for a mo
ment believes that either Secretary
Hoover or his polite echo Clarence C
Stetson deliberately permitted them
selves to be used to affront one fac
tion at the behest of another Un
doubtedly Hoovers irritation over the
prolonged and amorphous recalci
trance of the commission was further
exacerbated by the four days delay
occasioned by the tardiness of Com
missioner McClure of California and
when murmurs arose among commis
sioners over the congestion in the
hotel his characteristically sullen im
patience instinctively found a vent in
peremptorily ordering the affairs of
human beings with the same arbi
trary impersonality that he would ex
ercise in handling the disposition of a
cargo of machinery
Though I believe he means to be
eminently fair Mr Hoover is by na
ture and training an ultra-conservative
and possesse an Americanized
version of the autocratic instincts that
are personified in the popular con
ception of the kaiser During the war
his remarkable scientifically refined
executive abilities found perfect ex
pression in administering the relief
of the Belgians in circumstances that
naturally concentrated absolute con
trol in his hands Although the Bel
gian relief was one of the most stu
pendous humanitarian works ever un
dertaken by man it did not in a broad
sense involve the adjustments of
those delicate factors which essential
ly occur in composing the conflicts be
tween human motives Lacking this
intuitive sympathetic comprehension
of human impulses lir Hoover is ut
terly bereft of political sense in its
highest meaning
This i condition has put him out of
tune with his associates on the com
missions as well as with the leading
elements of the southwest naturally
vitally concerned in solving the
rndo river problem Being what is
called a practical man Hoover is
insistent upon action immediate and
peremptory with the curious result
that the man we popularly regard as
one of the broadest visioned and pro-
foundest business men in the country
does not take a long range statesman
like attitude toward the Colorado river
problems but apparently ignores the
necessity for a deliberate and deeply
comprehensive study of all the many
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Whatever the surface results of
this meeting here may be the calmest
observers are unanimous in the
opinion that fundamentally it will
accomplish nothing Hoover has
great pride and still nourishes the
hope that he may be President There
fore to save his face he will un
doubtedly insist upon the adoption of
a broad formula with which he may
go before congress as a basis for a
compact between the states to dis
tribute the benefits to be derived from
the waters of the Colorado The
document which forms the principal
basis of discussion is a tentative com
pact submitted for consideration by
Delph Carpenter the commissioner
from Colorado
Stripped of many qualifications this
compact provides that the states of
the upper Basin Colorado Utah
Wjyoming and New Mexico shall
share the water of the Colorado with
the states of the lower Basin Ari
zona California and Nevada on a
fifty fifty basis the measurement of
the total volume to be determined by
a study of the flow in the last twen
ty years at Yuma and the water to
be delivered to the lower Basin states
at Lees Ferry Carpenter who by
reason of his acute -smooth mind
forceful personality and profound
legal as well as political skill shares
with Hoover the leadership of the
commission is determined to secure
the adoption of a compact based upon
these general lines in order to protect
the future rights of his constituents
Under the Wyoming Colorado de
cision by the supreme court the upper
states may lose all their rights in the
river by reason of their inability to
TIF MPHAVE COUNTY ffilNEB and OUR MINERAL WEALTH
Let a Foreign Foe Appear This
1 Reception Committee Waits
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IS U a 12 inch coast defense sun In action at Fortress Monroe The
weapon U of the disappearing pattern It pops up over
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bongs away ana vanishes to far as the foe can see
most powerful gun of Its type
questions involved
the top
It is the
apply the water to beneficial use
The lower states obviously are pro
tected without a compact because they
nave already made such use and are
ready to proceed to make further im
mediate use of the water Arizona
has injected an issue into the discus
sion which has aroused definite con
flict between that state and Califor
nia Arizona seeks to secure commit
ment from the commission upon the
right of private interests in that state
to build a dam at Diamond Canyon
known as the Girand project
Analysis clearly reveals that this
project is corollary to the Glen Can
yon project which the Southern Cal
ifornia Edison people wish to build
in conjunction with other great power
groups The California group sup
ported by Director Davis of the Unit
ed States reclamation service opposes
this move because it means virtually
the elimination of the Boulder Can
yon Dam project and it brings up the
fundamental issue concerning the na
tionalization of the stream As will
be shown in a future discussion this
issue will probably determine whether
the Colorado will be developed by the
government as a national project
from mouth to source or whether it
will be developed under the auspices
of the great private vested interests
corporations
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The owner of a shoe store in Am
sterdam has announced that during
one week he will pay for mens and
womens shoes 250 guilders and for
boys and girls shoes 150 guilders to
each customer who buys a new pair of
shoes from him The old shoes which
must be repairable will be given to
the local poor commission for distri
bution among thei needy
Why Freight Rates
Cannot Be Reduced
Railroads Under Public Control
Transportation Charges Must Stay Up Until
Costs Come Down President Storey
of the Santa Fe Explains
United States Senator Capper through his various publica
tions has been demanding a reduction of freight rates but his
attitude on the general subject of railroads has not blinded him to
the main facts about government control which have been clearly
presented in the following editorial from one of his papers the
Topeka Daily Capital
The railroad cannot fix its own rates and charges
It cannot name the wages it will pay
It cannot enter into combinations and deals
It cannot shut down when business goes to the bad
It cannot buy or sell a railroad system
It cannot make capitalistic profits and dividends
It cannot even determine how much capital it shall
issue on its property or issue any without previous
approval of the public
It is in fact an agency of the public controlled com
pletely by the government
The fact is rates cannot be reduced unless costs are reduced
Costs cannot be reduced so long as the present scale of wages and
the prices of fuel materials and other supplies are maintained
and in these matters the hands of the Santa Fe are tied
What is particularly needed at this time is better transporta
tion service more cars locomotives and other facilities necessary
for moving the business and the Santa Fe is doing everything in
its power to provide these
W B STOREY President
The Atchuon Topeka and Sana Fe Railway System
IS
GOLD AND PLATINUM
Official Russian sources of inform
ation give platinum output in the
Urals for January to July 1922 at
11747 ounces troy Production in
July is reported to have exceeded that
in June by 30 per cent due to better
food supply for miners Of the total
10832 ounces were produced by the
Uralplatin trust formed late in
1921 to unite the six most important
districts
Production in 1921 is estimated to
have been not more than 17000
ounces Dredgers at work before the
revolution have almost all been out of
action and all of them are now in
great need of repair To rehabilitate
the industry 5000000 gold rubles will
be required but known deposits are
becoming exhausted and future de
velopments depend largely on discov
ery of new platinum beds
It is believed peasants are hoard
ing platinum dust but would be will
ing to part with it if fair terms of
barter should be offered Export
from Europe to the United States of
Russian platinum does not coincide
with Russian production as ship
ments may contain metal acquired
even before the revolution
Control is now between Colombia
and the United States the principal
producing and consuming centers
According to an estimate of the
Soviet mining administration there
are availble for purchase about 160
cwt of gold in Siberia and about 60
cwt in the Urals State gold indus
try will yield this year about 100 cwt
gold This aggregate of 320 cwt is
approximately one third of the prewar
output of territory now included in
Soviet Russia
Tlie British Government got out a
new half penny stamp for the West
Indies containing a picture of Chris
topher Columbus looking through a
spyglass as he discoverel the islands
in 1492 Columbus died more than a
century before the first telescope was
devised
Indian characters centuries old
cover the walls of an Indian cave hid
den away from the white mans eyes
and recently discovered on the estate
of Valentine Hememan at Boothbay
Harbor Maine The cave runs back
40 feet under the hillside and can only
be reached by a sudden drop of 15
feet over the ledges
Holland and her colonies have no
tariff and believe in free trade
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SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS
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Jobbers For Mohave Countv
FRIDAY DECEMBER 1 1922
OUR WANT ADS BRING RESULTS
Make Miner Want Ads Doubly Useful
They Will Help You get rid of those
Things You Do not Want And They
Will Help You Get More Xmas Money
WE DO IT NOW
Harry Miller
Transfer
Transfer and Hauling
SAND and GRAVEL
Phone Blue 123
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Surface or Underground Surveys
EXAMINATIONS - REPORTS - MAPS
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MINING ENGINEER
First Corner East of Bank
Kingman Arizona
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Wood and Coal
Building Material
Mining Timbers
Mohave Lumber Co
F H Milk Is SAFE MILK
It is just PJJRE FRESH RICH COWS
MILK Nothing added nothing removed
but part of the natural moisture
ITS PURITY IS PRESERVED
BY STERILIZATION
Complies With Ail Pure Food Laws
Throughout the World
Made In Phoenix
Sold Everywhere
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FROM ARIZONA
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Arizona Stores Co
Maricopa Creamery Company
Phoenix Arizona
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