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THE WINSLOW MAIL
G. C. BAZELL, Editor Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice of Winslow. Arizona, under Act of Congress o‘s March 1. 1879. Published Every Friday Subscription, $3.00 year SMALLER PAPERS PATRIOTIC The smaller city dailies and the country weeklies are the great force for good in developing the communi ties they serve. The big metropolitan dailies may influence national affairs some but it is the country community that deter mines things. Many people have formed the habit of merely scaning the headlines of the big city dailies, while smaller papers are read through. In the recent election the contest was between an extension of state socialism and real Americanism, big city papers boosting socialism. The small city and country press is patriotic and conservative, and does not rush hostilities with other coun tries that lead to war. There are big metropolitan papers that would force our country into war with Mexico and Japan for what they could maize out of it. o ■ —i THE WEST IN THE CABINET Geographically and from the stand point of developing natural resources the West is entitled to the portfolio o: the Interior. Secretary Lane of the Wilson cabi net came from California and was al ways a champion of progressive poli cies in western matters. Subtle influences are at work to prevent the wet from getting this place to which it is clearly entitled and switch it to the east. Big eastern interests desire to dom inate in public lands, oil and mineral development, forestry and the exploi tation of Alaska. Most of these influences are reac tionary and represent what is loft of conservation policies that would tie up the west for the future. In the case of Alaska red tape and dilatory department methods have kept American enterprise out of thal territory and populrtion declines. The west should not be deprived oi the position of the Secretary of the Interior and it should be filled by ar. efficient western statesman. Congressman Mondell of Wyoming Senator Fall of New Mexico, Governor Campbell of Arizona and Herbert Hoover are the type of men needed. We do not want our hydro-electric powers, reclamation, irrigation and forest, mineral and oil resources tied up forever. jj * m 0 BANKERS AIDING FARMERS In thirty-eight states the bankers state associations have standing com mittees upon agrirculture, and most of these committees are active, work ing bodies, constantly stimulating in terest in the higher development ol agriculture. Among the most common methods if by financing the introduction oi pure-bred stock, particularly through boys’ and girls’ clubs, co-operating with the agents of the agricultural de partment at Washington. Thousand? of these clubs have been financed b: the bankers. The report of the Bankers’ Asso ciation of Oregon is typical of othei states and shows the variety of activi ties for the promotion of agricultur? in which banks of that state are en gaged, as follows: Boys’ and girls’ pig c1ub....22 bank Boys’ and girls’ sheep club.. 3 bank? Bw.vs’ ami girls’ calf club 5 bank Boy and girls’ poultry club 2 bank Pure-bred siers 3 bank Cow testing association 3 bank Corn growing contest's 5 bank Alfalfa and clover growing. .7 bank Increasing dairy herds 15 bank Total .‘ 65 bank? The 30,000 banks of the United States are owned in the communities where they are located, and are toda; the most active local force for com munity development. o Political regulation and intierfer ence with industry has been showr to be impractical and un-American Congress has still on hand a deficit oi over $600,000,00 to the railroad foi less than two years of government operation. The U. S. Shipping Board is piling up a still larger bill to be paid by the taxpayers. Southern Pacific is handling greater gross freight tonnage than ever be fore in its history. In three months ended with July, total gross ton miles were 6,058,705,000, an increase of 575,- 359,000 over corresponding 1919 peri od. At same time commercial freight loadings showed average of 25.1 tons per car, an increase of 1.4 tons per car compared with May, June and July, 1919. Friday, December 3, 1920 Nebraska is following the example of Kansas in its efforts to devise just and workable means of handling la bor disputes. An amendment to the state constitution has recently been authorized by the voters, which pro vides for the enactment of laws for the investigation, submission and de termination of controversies arising between employees and employers in any line of work affecting the public welfare. Walla Walla Valley Spectator:— “The country has passed through the greatest era of prosperity that the world has ever known, yet the people did litle else but complain of high prices, the natural result of extreme prosperity. We are no doubt entering now upon an era of depressed prices, and before the end comes we will see or hear of mobs rioting and clamor ing for a change of social and eco nomic systems.’’ American Farm Bureau Federation says farmers’ main problem is to get needed help. "One of the greatest problems is labor. It cannot be solv ed with man power at wages in com petition with our artificially stimulat ed industries.” Prices paid farmers for principal ■rops at farms dropped 19.1 per cent luring October, agricultural depart ment says. Discouraged by these falling prices, farmers are carrying out their threats to curtail produc tion. This is a grave mistake as it will encourage foreign imports. e UNITED CIGAR COMPANY OWNS MONTY WARDS The United Retail Stores corpora tion, which owns the Montgomery Ward & Company mail order house and other large mercantile establish nents throughout the country, is seeking to capture Chicago retail rade. The United Retail Stores cor poration is the offspring of the United Jigar Stores company, whose battles vith organized labor have been fre luent and furious. The United Cigar stores in Chicago and New York were )laced on the unfair list of the cen ral labor bodies following the strike jf underpaid clerks in these stores last year. The United Stores Retail corpora ion, it is said, is seeking to control lopartment and wholesale establish nents in all important centers in the [Juited States. A chain of retail stores s being established under the name of *Gilmer Brothers. The Chicago Montgomery Ward store, which hither o conducted mail order business and nade no bid for Chicago retail trade, las thrown the gauntlet to State Street stores and in page ads in the Chicago newspapers invites the city iwellers to enjoy the same buying )rivileges of their country cousins. The Montgomery W’ard’s establish nent’s sales amount to approximately 100,000,000 a year, and this is only <ne unit of the chain of institutions ontrolled by the United Retail Stores •orporation, wdiich has millions of apital behind it. For many years the mail order tores have been a competitor of the juntry merchant, and country news 'apers have waged warfare on the lail order trust seeking to throttle lie country store keeper. Now the T nited Retail Stores corporation is fter the trade that flows in and out .f city department stores as well. o The Carter, Ohio and Midwest oil ompanies are beginning operations a southeastern Utah, it was stated a a Wyoming oil news. One of the mlogists of one of those companies tated that Grand Canyon cuts hrough 300 feet of oil sand. A short time ago a Philadelphia oncern, the Crippen Engineering Co., ompleted the survey of a pipeline rom Goodridge, Utah, which is in the ’an Juan field, to Holbrook, the out ot being in the Laßoux Wash, about mile or so w r est of that city. The urvey has been completed and the eports have been sent in to New ork for consideration. It is said hat the greater portion of the dis ance of the line is by gravity. ..ately several large capatilists have ntered the field, have erected Stand ird rigs and have decided to go after he deeper sands, the wells of the last having been developed from ;ands from 500 to 800 feet deep in he greater number of instances. It s believed that it is the intention of imple capital to develop the field on i, large scale, w r hich would tend to nake the possibility of construction ff the oil pipeline to the Santa Fe racks at Holbrook a matter of a very short time. 1 -—THE WINSLOW— I Furniture Company % Carries the only Exclusive Furniture i Stock in Northern Arizona | Nearly Ten Years in Winslow with Many | Satisfied Customers I Is our Best Reference to those who are I j n nee a of ♦ l Home Furnishings — ■ - • Are You Prepared for winter with good warm Un- f derwear that will keep you warm ® There is no better underwear than the Lewis Underwear Heavy all wool, heavy silk and wool, medium weight all wool and silk and wool. I Ed. V. Price & Co.’s Made-to-Measure Clothes A. R. GOLDMAN 1- ■■ ■ Wanted!! CLEAN COTTON RAGS We pay 10c a pound Winslow Mail HONEY GIFTS Among the presents the Christmas season brings us, we sometimes find gifts of money that'are very accept able. For these extra funds this institu tion’s Certificates of Deposit are a most practical investment. The fact that they are written for as little as $25.00 or as much as $50,- 000.00 and to run for as short a time as six months or as long as twelve months, gives them a flexibili ty that covers a wide range of in dividual cases. Come in and see us about certifi cates to meet your particular need. THE BANK OF WINSLOW pDAKf WW I§| There is the joy of getting a I \ Kodak I m mt * or Christmas IL^r EVERYBODY likes pictures—everybody likes to make them—everybody can, with this simply worked instrument. No sooner does tthe opened box disclose a kodak than the camera is in eager hands and “click” the first picture is made. Our Christmas stock is varied and complete, but there is one thing you won’t find here—“something just as good.” We sell the real thing. Kodaks from $9.49 up. Brownie Cameras $2.88 up NIETHAMMER’S “Mail” ads bring Results Bring Your Printing to Us—That’s Our Business « O Are you a spendthrift or a thrifty o spender! A spendthrift is good to his present self alone, while a thrifty man is good to both his preseut and o future self. , \ START TO SAYE NOW \\ / < > Arizona State Bank j i |[j — 11 THE UNIVERSAL CAR The Ford Sedan, with electric self-starting and lighting system and demountable rims with 3>£-inch tires front and rear, is a family car of class and comfort, both insummer andin winter. For touring it is a most cbmfortable car. The large plate glass windows make it an open car when desired, while in case of rain and all inclem ent weather, it can be made a most delightful closed car in a few minutes. Rain-proof, dust proof, fine upholstering, broad, roomy seats. Simple in operation. Anybody can safely drive it. While it has all the distinctive and econom ical merits of the Ford car in operation and maintenance. Won’t you come in and look it over?