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THE WINSLOW MAIL,
t G. C. BAZELL, Editor t Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice of t Winslow. Arizona. under Act of Congress of Mareb 1. 1870. . a Published Every Friday Subscription, SB.OO per year i FRIDAY. JULY 9, 1920 ____________________ s “ ‘ L " " c A NEW OIL PROGRAM _ The Administration has approved Senator Phelan’s bill designed to provide for an adequate future oil supply for the United States. The bill was introduced at the last ses sion, and will be brought up again early in the next session. John Barton Payne. Secretary of the Interior, in a report to the Sen ate Public Lands Committee, en dorses the measure, which authorizes the formation of the United States Oil Corporation to develop oil re sources of foreign countries which will be available when the supplies become exhausted in this country. Secretary Payne said in part: “The purpose of this legislation is to provide means for further promot ing the w r orld-wide search for oil, and in that purpose I heartily accord. “The public’s need for an assured supply of oil is so great that the federal government stands back of the endeavor to develop foreign sources of oil to replace in future what America has exported in the past.” The Phelan bill provides that the United States Oil Corporation shall be controlled by a board of nine di rectors appointed by the president The corporation can explore, de velop, refine, transport and store oil and its products in foreign countries, subject to the preferential rights of the United States to take all of the supply at any time at market prices. American citizens must own the majority stock, but foreigners may hold a minority of the stock. The capatilization will be deter mined by the directors, and the cor poration is forbidden to do anything in restraint of trade which would in crease the price of oil. Secretary Payne in his report adds: “Our merchant marine will need oil in all quarters of the world and American oil stations are a present day necessity. “Every American company engag ed in this pioneering search for oil. which meets the international re quirements of busness conduct, should be given full support by its Government. “I believe, however, that the au thorization of a special corporation along the general lines I have in indicated, will incidentally strength en the position of American com panies already exploring oil fields in other continents, and that it is a mat ter of national concern that their activity be given all protection and aid they deserve. 0 COAL BARONS PASSING THE BUCK ( The increased price of coal is now causing theprice of gas and electri city to advance and public and pri vate utility corporation feels the hardship. The public was led to believe that the 14 per cent increase in coal miners’ wages would be absorbed by the operators of mines but that is not true. Coal operators at once bogan to bill the public utilities for the 14 per wage advance and municipal and private plants met this raise in miners’ wages. In an arbitrary way. this wage in crease is now passed on to the con sumer of gas and electricity, and the 14 per cent raise for miners becomes a tax on the consumer. Practically ten per cent of all coal mined is used to make gas and elec tricity current. But why should one tenth of the coal mined pay the whole bill Is it not another case of the coal barons passing thebuck to the pub lic? 0 GIVE THE WEST A CHANCE The new water power bill passed by Congress and signed By the Presi dent means wonderful changes in western industries. It means that five transcontinental railroads would move passenger and freight trains at greater speed and less expense. i , It would mean buityding great sac- i tories in all western states and Bav- > ing the haul on raw; material east and manufactured goo ds west. It wuld mean cheat per power for farmers and fruit growers with 1 which to put water an arid lands on • a scale that is now impossible. But all these great possibilities for the west depend on tl ie interpretation < of the law by the n ational commis- . sion that executes the law. The rules and regi Rations that are i adopted to put it .to operation the practical details oi! the new water , power law should b e plain and sim- i pie and not difficult. to comply with. v. THE AUTOMOBILE MARKET „ A short time ago we touched on the subject of prices. We had been f asked times innumerable whether c there was going to be a drop on the 1 automobile market. In answer to ( these queries we stated that there ‘ was every evidence at that time of * a rising market. Today the evidence that prices will still go higher is ‘‘ even stronger than it was then. 1 That may sound ridiculous to some ' readers who have heard vague ru- 1 mours that local dealers are selling 1 at cost, and that in some sections of 1 the country dealers were reducing 1 the list price 20 to 30 per cent. It may be that one or two local dealers, hard pressed for money, of- 1 sered certain cars at cost. It may have happened, but if it did. it was 1 merely because money happened to be tight and it was realized that it was better to move the cars rather . than let them stand idle. It is true, according to press dispatches, that , cars in other cities have sold at ■ a reduction; but, and here comes the rub—is that healthy business? Is that logical, and does it sound proper that automobiles should be sold at a reduction, when labor, materials and freight rates are ever mounting? Ask any dealer in the Southwest if cars are coming down. He will tell you without hesitation that he has just had an advance or he is expecting one. The dealers of Phoenix, in spite of the apparent tightness of money, are selling their cars on a fair and square basis. They are allowed a certain discount, varying with the car, and for them a re-discount that price to the consumer, means finan cial ruin. We are sure that a pros pective purchaser would not be so foolish as to want to purchase a car at cost, and force the dealer to the wall, leaving the man with the car without an organization behind him to give him service and guarantee the good running order of his car. You can’t purchase a standard make of car at a discount and get everything you should. If. your friends do the same it is only a ques tion of time when there will be no service organization behind you, and you are left high and dry. Automobile men are one variety of business men who are not profiteer ing. They do business on a close margin, considering the limited a mount of turn-over, and when a car is purchased from a dealer who is discounting the list price there is something wrong somewhere and it would do well to use more care than usual.—Pathfinder. o VOTING Yesterday two men passed the crovd in front of the Gazette’s bul letin-board. They had some difficul ty in forcing their way through the throng an.d one said: “I can’t see why men afe so interested in poli tics. Personally, I don’t care who is nominated by the Democrats or the Republicans. I haven’t cast a vote in twenty years and I never expect to bother my head about voting.” Now that man w*s apparently re spectable, prosperous and to a cer tain extent intelligent. .Yet he talked like a plain, ordinary, unvarnished fool. > It is inconceivable that any Ameri can should reach man’s estate and take no interest in the government under which he enjoys liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Such men never reflect that if others looked up on the subject as they do. such things as freedom, liberty, equality and jus tice would not exist. It is the plain, simple duty of every American citizen to vote as he honestly believes right, and he is in deed a poor sort of human jelly-fish who does not have opinions on mat ters of political importance. The man who does not vote should regard that as a disgrace, and instead o f boasting of his dereliction to duty, should blush with shame at its dis covery. It! is not necessary that the private citizen be active in politics—that is. that he attempt to play a prominent or leading part therein—but he owes it to liimself. to his family, to his home awd his country to inform him self upon public matters and to exer cise care in his choice of candidates*. And it js just as imperative that he vote for those canddates. once he has filxed upon them. No man who calls himself a good American can fail to do otherwise and lay claim to being a good citizen. - -Arizona Gazette. A A While printing office people have had to pay all the increases in cost o£ material, labor, etc., they have with the utmost difficulty, been able to get a corresponding increase for their wares from the very people who are getting the full benefit of such increases themselves. In many cases the before the war rates for adver tising are contended for as the proper standard. A town without a printing office would be “very small potatoes and few in a hill.” and it would keep getting smaller and fewer. The print shop is a necessity, as much so as any other institution in a community. The print shop people are liberal spend ers. loyal citizens who head the buy at home crowd. By this we mean home publications and not those which print papers in other states and have no office or publication in the home town.. In a town like Pres cott a well established paper with a printing office really brings more money into a town than it gets from patronage directly from the town it self. Hence, it is entitled to liberal patronage at living prices, It is a worker for the common good at all times. —Courier. o CATTLE STRONG TO 25 CENTS HIGHER, PACKERS BUYING Today with Omaha and Chicago markets closed, and light receipts here, trade in livestock was fairly active. Killers needed cattle to start Tuesday’s killing operations, and with the light receipts indicated for the rest of the week they were will ing to buy above immediate require ments. Prices ruled strong to 25 cents higher. Hogs were 25 cents lower than Friday, top $15.50. Sheep and lambs sold readily at steady prices. Today’s Receipts Receipts today were 4500 cattle. 3500 hogs, and 4000 sheep compared with 15.000 cattle, 10,000 hogs and 6500 sheep a week ago. and 9500 cat tle, 10,000 hogs and 5650 sheep a year ago. Beef Cattle Though demand today for cattle was a local affair, trade was active and prices ruled strong to 25 cents higher. Some grass fat steers at $14.50. and steers fed corn on grass at $15.25 to $15.75. were a full quar ter higher. Some prime steers held since last Thursday on a $16.60 bid brought $16.65. Texas grass fat steers sold up to $12.40. Cows and heifers were quoted stronger. Some steers and heifers mixed sold at $16.- 40 and heifers up to sl6. Veal calves were steady. Horses and Mules Trade in horses and mules this week is practically suspended. No auction will be held until next week. A few car loads are in the barns. Hogs, Hog prices were 25 cents lower, with the trade fairly active. The top price was $15.50. and bulk of sales $14.75 to $15.30. Compared with the high point last Wednesday the mar ket is 65 to 85 cents lower. Packers are buying most of the hogs. Good corn fed grades are offered less free 'ly. Pigs were in limited supply and sold slowly. Sheep and Lambs Killers today bought most of the lambs around sl4. Several bunches of natives and some Arizonas sold at that price. Culls sold at $5.25 to $7.- 50 Practically no sheep received. Prices were quoted steady. On a Monthly Salary one may by careful planning and consistent saving make a very creditable showing in a financial way. And the steady saver develops quite naturally into the con servative investor. i This institution’s investment service is daily proving a boon to many of our citizens. Our advice is experienced and free; securities we recom mend can be relied upon. ] . , . .-4 I THE BANK OF WINSLOW | j Easy Monthly I I Matty thanpany [ JIPLii ,in f Chevrolet "Four-Ninely " Touring 2* ~ft j|||| ! ' ARIZONA WEEKLY REVIEW s Tempe—Work of road paving on 1 Tempe-Mesa highway resumed. Bowie —Drilling operations In U. S. Oil well making good progress. Desert Power and Water Co. asks commission fsr increase in rates. Holbrook—Drilling of many new i wells in local field being planned. Yuma—Effort being made to es tablish federal bonded warehouses. , San Simon —250 acres planted to , cotton in district, gin contemplated. Avondale —Arizona Eastern R. R. completes branch line to Litchfield. Parker—White Star Co. starts de > velopment of Red Mountain claims. ' Big Copper Co. in Greenlee county * asks reduction of $1,000,000 in valua tion. ( Phoenix Arizona gets federal I voucher for $54,234 for state road work. [ Bisbee—Calumet & Arizona Mining Co. to sink Junction shaft to 2300 level. . Phoenix —20,000 acrea Salt River , Valley water logged lands to be ; drained. Globe —Iron Gap Copper mill es . sects 93 1-2 per cent saving of values in ore. ■ Phoenix —$225,000 being expended in development of Cibola Valley cot- i ton lands. ! Gobe—Construction work on high way to Geronimo to be completed ] July 15th. f Holbrook Gigantic reclamation enterprize comprising 150,000 acres . being planned. Somerton —Dredger working on ( drainage canal goes through 300 ft. of oil sands. Hot Springs Junction —Standard \ oil rig being erected, drilling to start at once. Warden —Rainer Mines corporation installing modern steam plant at Ellsworth mine. San Carlos—Prospecting on San Carlos reservation to be permitted after July Ist. ' Bisbee—Copper Queen Smelter an- 1 nounces protection to all silver ship- 1 pers in district. Florence Approximately 15,000 acres being reclaimed in district by pumping plants. Superior—Green Quartz mine in stalling Gibson mill, rock crushing 1 to start at once. Mayer—One quarter million dollars to be spent developing Salome Verde Copper properties. Phoenix—Uncontracted work on Verde gravity water system to be done by city, cost $400,000. n ° o ———— < o <► o “1- o <► - x o n T o ■ — —— " X <► <► o ■ “* * [ 4► i > o'' ' * 1 4 ► i 4 ► 4 ► !l JV/TlL LIONS are lost annually by •« i; A those who fail to seek experienced j; !! investment advice. <> O o We will be pleased to handle your <; banking business, and will give your o o account our personal attention. <> i ► Arizona ! State Bank l < ► :[ < ► :[ *> :: <> Fort Jones Preparations being made for immediate construction Scott Valley irrigation district. Phoenix—Railroad officials pre paring for melon and cantaloupe shipments estimated at 1500 carloads. Phoenix—Auxiliary Electric gener ating plant to be erected at Roose velt Dam bringing water for 85,000 acres. Chloride Dardanelles receives pump, sinking to be resumed. Silver shipments from entire district in creasing. Florence —Building activities In past six months totaled $350,000, many buildings contemplated includ ing SIOO,OOO hotel. Jerome —Jerome-Superior to install electrical equipment. Jerome Cen tral opens shipping ore, machinery to be installed. Chandler Granite Reef waste waters to be used by Salt River Val ley Waters Users Assn, for cultiva tion of 35,000 acres. Phoenix—lrrigation and reclama tion of lands west of Agua Fria river from drainage operations in Salt River project being planned. Prescott—Monte Cristo mine in Constellation district opens large body of copper ore. Old Eagle mine being developed under new manage ment.