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The Winslow mail. (Winslow, Ariz.) 1893-1926, January 02, 1925, Image 4

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Sam W. Proctor Business Manager
Chas. P. Mason Editor
Official Newspaper of Winslow and
Navajo County, and the Arizona
Livestock Sanitary Board
Entered as Second Class Matter at
the Postoffice of Winslow, Arizona,
under Act of Congress March 1, 1879
Published Every Friday
Subscription $3.00 per year; $1.75
per six months; $1 per three months
Our kindly-faced old Uncle Sam,
influenced sometimes by a few of his
less benign nephews, is occasionally ,
made to play a part that is at least
uncharitable, and, if you could stand
a plainer term, contemptible.
Take for instance the attitude of
the powerful federal government tak
ing its spite out on Coconino county
because the people of that enormous
ly land-poor county dared to vote
against the offer of the government
to “buy’ r Bright Angel Trail.
Maybe the offer was a generous one
—maybe not. Evidently the Coconino
county voters thought it was not. The
attitude there seemed to be that inas
much as the government built and
maintained approach roads to all ot j
the other national parks of the coun- j
try it was not exactly a square deal
that Coconino county should be coerc
ed into selling a valuable property j
and turn the proceeds into what j
should properly be a government j
road, a road for the convenience of
national tourists traveling toward a
national park.
It begins to appear that the county
will ultimately have to “knuckle un
der” to Uncle Sam, for the powers
in Washington have declared that no
funds shall be appropriated to roads
over government-owned land adjac
ent to Grand Canyon national park
until Coconino gives up the trail, and
since the congress convened in De
cember such an appropriation, al- j
ready cited in the parks budget, was j
cut out, awaiting the time when the I
voters of Coconino shall change their !
vote on the recent referendum.
When the Grand Canyon national j
park was created a few years ago j
the enabling act specifically stated
that no rights or titles of the county
in the area embraced within the park
confines would be disturbed or ques
But the government is disturbing ;
the peaceful possession of the county
in Bright Angel Trail, by building a
competitive trail, which, without doubt
will be turned over as a concession
to the Fred Harvey company. Con
venience to visitors and patrons of
the park was not a consideration. The
old trail, noted in poetry and history,
could amply care for all travel for
many years to come, and there was
no clamor for a new entrance into
the depths of the canyon.
The old trail was built by pioneers
of Arizona at a time long before the
government even considered taking
over Grand Canyon and making it in
to a national park. The builders were
doing something for the territory cf
Arizona, and by their constructive,
but ill-paid work, were laying the
foundation for what is to become the
greatest recreation ground for an en
tire nation in the whole world.
The Bright Angel Trail was built
forty years ago. There was no hotel
there until twenty years later. It;,was
many years before a railroad was
built to the rim. No automobile roads
led to the canyon, for there were to
be no automobiles until nearly twen
ty-five years had passed.
The builders could hardly have
foreseen the conditions of the pres
ent when thousands of people yearly
visit the park, even thousands annu
ally traveling over the hard-built
trail they were constructing, there
fore it is not hard to believe that
those early-day road builders were
not actuated by any particular dreams
of getting rich in tolls over their
road, but that they were performing
one of the heroic tasks that confront
ed those who helped to make this an
habitable state.
It is hard to understand why the
eastern members of the national parks
committee of congress feel that Co
conino county is in duty bound to
build and keep up a sixty-four mile
stretch of highway from Maine, on
the National Old Trails, to the Fred
Harvey hotel.
Coconino county has 2,400 miles of
other highways to maintain for the
convenience of her own people, and
of the area of Coconino county, great
as it is, over 89 per cent belongs al
ready to Uncle Sam. But Uncle Sam
doesn’t pay 89 per cent of the taxes
—not 8 per cent—not any per cent.
Government land isn’t taxable. There
fore, eleven per cent of the county is
compelled to stand the tax burden for
the remaining 89 per cent. How
many miles of improved highway
would the Counties of the state of
Michigan, the home of Congressman
Cramton, chairman of the parks com
mittee, build, if but eleven per cent
of the total area had to build all the
Possibly, at a liberal estimate, one
1 per cent of the visitors to the can
yon, via automobile road, come from
Coconino county. The other 99 per
cent arrive from distant counties or
states. There seems no good reason
why Coconino county’s one per cent
should build vacation or pleasure
highways for the other ninety and
Coconino county realizes about five
thousand dollars a year profit from
its ownership of Bright Angel Trail.
The sum is increasing yearly, and
with the present rate of -gains in a
dozen years or so the trail should be
bringing sufficient revenue to care for
the building of many miles of high
way-highways which should be built
by mutual efforts of a community |
more comprehensive than the one
county because of the growing use
that they are being put to by visitors, |
summer vacationists and pleasure
\ FEW weeks ago this column call
ed attention to one really high
class monthly periodical published iii
the west, Holland’s of Dallas, Texas, j
a magazine of excellent content and
creditable dress, lacking the aspect of
| sectionalism which detracts from the
! usual western magazine.
Another magazine of and by the
i west, but not necessarily for the west. I
. is the literary magazine called The
Lariat, edited and published by Col. .
i E. Hofer of Salem, Oregon, who has
achieved national prominence as a
writer on western literary and in- '
dustrial subjects.
The Lariat is a new western month- j
ly magazine printed in large octavo
on fine paper, entering upon its third
year, devoted to literary criticism and
poetry on big, broad, cultural, Ameri
can lines. The publisher has lived
long in the great west. He believes in
the romance and sentiment that sub
dued the desert, conquered a contin
! ent and brought civilization to the
! Pacific.
| The Lariat is making a fight for the
; higher standards and ideals of clean
j literature, and sound classical Ameri
can traditions such as were inculcat
!ed by the New England school of
writers, supplemented by the Argon
auts of the ’fifties, ’sixties and ’seven
ties. Even men like Prescott, Irving,
Clemens, Bancroft and Robert Louis
: Stevenson had to cross the plains and
! come to the west to get the inspira- |
tion to produce literary masterpieces. !
Literary dogmas, under quasi-Euro
pean and degenerate continental in
fluences are lowering American stand
ards in literature and art. The Lariat
is enlisted for a national fight for
standards and ideals from the Ameri
can standpoint. Western writers on
a record of half a century have not
produced degenerate literature and
are entitled to be called one hundred
per cent Americans.
■EWERYONE is looking forward with
enthusiasm to the opening of a
public library in Winslow.
' For obvious reasons Winslow’s sup
ply of amusements is limited. Aside
from the moving picture show, there
are a few good concerts, an occasion
al traveling show, a good boxing bout
now and then, and a rare lecture of
general interest. But not everybody
finds enjoyment in any or all of these,
and a few cannot afford indulgence
in even the few entertainments that
are offered. Everyone can, however,
enjoy books and reading. From youth
to extreme age there is something to
. suit every taste, every grade of im
maturity or sophistication. Nor does
one have to arrange his time to ac
cord with the dates of a concert or
a lecture, the books are always there
. at his disposal.
i The possibilities of a library are
, limited only by its facilities. The new
; library will be as much or as little as
• the people care to make it. With the
; i library adequately equipped and well
. | stocked with books, it can become the
t ! foremost agency in Winslow for the
amusement, the instruction and the
, broader cultivation of all the people
i of the city.
l H. J. Minhinnick of The
I Verde Copper News (Jerome), who
maybe was in the state at the time
: of the big flood mentioned below,
; makes the following scientific obser
l vation in the editorial column of his
paper under the caption of “Ignor
• ance or Worse:”
i “The editor of the Verde Copper
s News received yesterday from a
. friend in Holbrook a beautiful picture
■ of part of the Petrified Forest, a real
; work of art, but—the publisher had
■ spoiled it all by printing on the back
the following lovely bit of misinfor
“ ‘Ages ago a large forest stood in
what is now a vast desert in northern
Arizona. As the centuries. passed,
these trees grew, reached their full
height, died and slowly turned to
i “There should be some way of
putting the writer of this precious in
formation in a cell somewhere in the
middle of Lithodendron wash to wait
for the spring freshets to come along
and drown him.
“As every geologist and every stud
ent of the forests know, the trees
that are now visible grew, millions
of years ago, in the far northwest,
floated down the great inland sea
that extended from what is now Brit
i ish Columbia to northern Arizona and
lodged on its southern shores. These
trees were covered with sedimentaries
to a depth of several thousand feet
and were petrified by silicious solu
' tions. As the ages rolled by, the sedi
mentaries were eroded off and the
trees were brought once more to the
surface. In the entire field of geo
logy there is no fact more certainly
! proved than this. It is a pity that
j such misinformation should be cir
OESIDENTS of Arizona, who are so
* proud of the accomplishments of
I this state in the very few years since
| settlers first began winning the terri
tory of the commonwealth from a hos
tile and dangerous people, and a hos
tile and unkind nature, naturally feel
j some resentment against the ignor
ance of Easterners about the state.
No other state, no other section of
' any state, is so little known, and the
j conditions so little understood. Now
; Colliers, which calls itself “the Na
tional Magazine,” apologizes to the
' Phoenix Chamber of Commerce for a*i
; editorial which recently appeared in
! its columns locating the Kaibab For
est in Utah. The apology said the
mistake was due to the fact that the
district offices in charge of the na
; tional Kaibab Forests were located
in Utah and the contributor of the
editorial, which commented on the
attempted deer drive, derived the
opinion that the forests were in that
It’s a small matter, but Arizona
people would like to have Easterners
learn that this is not a state only of
desert. It wouldn’t hurt the state
any to have it become known that the
largest body of standing pine timber
in the United States is in the state
they commonly suppose to grow only
cactus and cockl'eburrs.
fTYHE Winslow Mail has been asked
| "*■ to reprint the following editorial
from the Chicago Tribune of Decem
ber 20:
The severe cut in the citizens’ mili
. tary training camps recommended by
the budget bureau is not justified.
Forty thousand young men are ex
pected at the camps next year. The
budget allowance of $2,320,000 will
provide for only 29,000 men.
j In 1921 about 10.000 young Ameri
cans went to these camps; in 1922
there were 22,000; in 1923 there were
! 25,000, and in 1924 about 34,000 men.
Next year at least 40,000 should be.
I provided for. The cut to 29,000 men
and a saving of $660,000 is not worth
j the cost in military efficiency and
i physical and social welfare that the
| extra training will bring.
| The citizens’ military training
camps have values much greater than
the education in military technique
which their name suggests. They are
training schools of citizenship and so
cial discipline. This fact should be
considered in apportioning the bud
get. They should be charged not
merely to the military system but to
the general national welfare.
TNEVELOPMENT of transcontinental
j automobile touring has been so
1 fast in recent years as to be almost
j unbelievable. As concrete evidence
1 of the rapid increase it is pointed out
' that in the year 1914, just 10 years
ago, a total of 276 automobiles cross
-1 ed the Colorado river at Needles pass
' j ing through Arizona from the east
1 during the entire year.
! This year, 10 years afterwards,
there have been many single days
when more than this number of cars
crossed the river at the same place.
Now one wonders what the next ten
■ | years will bring in the way of in
i creased motor travel across the Old
i Trails highway.
Castles in Germany, the former
homes of dukes and princes, which
are now in the hands of the govern
ment, have become so numerous that
officials do not know what to do with
them. Some have been converted in
to museums and public buildings, but
the majority will remain vacant un
j less they are purchased by w-ealthy
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Rev. T. N. Carter, Jr., Pastor-Evan.
Rev. Mrs. T. N. Carter, Jr., Asst-Pastor
Sunday school 9:45 a. m. Morning j
sermon by pastor, 11 a. m. Subject: '
“And There is Yet Much Land to Pos- j
sess,” Joshua 13:1. Evening sermon !
by pastor, 7:30 p. m. Subject: “The |
Sounding of the Trumpets.” The even
ing services are open to all who may
come. Every one may pick out a
song, one verse of which will be sung
for them by the congregation, also
everyone will be given an opportunity
to testify for the Lord. Mid-week
prayer meeting Wednesday morning,
9:30 a. m. at 405 West Fourth street.
Frank R. Speck, Pastor
Sunday school 9:45, classes for all
ages. Morning worship 11. Topic for
morning sermon “The Kingdom
of God.” Solo, “The Publican,” by
Mr. Liljedahl. Junior League 4 p. m.
Senior and Intermediate leagues 6:30.
Evening worship 7:30. Sermon, “A
Great Traveler Led by an Impelling
Motive.” This is the first of a series
of Sunday evening sermons on a num
ber of the great characters of the
Bible. The public is cordially invited
to all our services.
T. E. Elgin, Pastor
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. At
11 tt. m. sermon and observance of
the Lord’s Supper. Subject, “A Quiet
Meditation Around the Lord’s Table,”
A message for the new year. Ser
mon at 7:30 p. m. Subject, “A Great
Conversion and What It Is.” B. Y.
P. U. at 6:30 p. m> Choir practice
Wednesday at 7 p. m. Prayer and
Bible study Wednesday 7:30 p. m.
Missionary society Wednesday 2.30 p.
Rev. G. V. Harris, Vicar
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. 'Even
ing service at 7:30 p. m.
Services at Masonic Temple, every
Sunday at 11:00 a. m. Sunday school,
9:45 a. m. A cordial invitation to all.
Rev. J. O. Barrette
Sundays: First mass at 8 a. m.
Sermon in Spanish. Second mass, 10
a. m. Sermon in English. After the
second mass Sunday school in Eng
lish. 7:30 p. m., evening devotion.
On week days, mass every morning
at 8:00 a. m. Mondays and Tuesdays
services in Holbrook.
W. L. Martin, Pastor
Bible school 9:45 a. m. Preaching
morning and evening by the pastor.
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