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FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1926
Early Day History Os Legislature Is Finished By Kelly Completion of a volume on “Leg islative History of Arizona, 1864 to 1912” was a feature of the 1925 work of State Historian George H. Kelly. Most of the resarch which provided material for the volume on Arizona history was done dur ing 1923 and 1924 as was the writ ing of some of the chapters. The 26 chapters in the volume, how ever, were completed this year, edited and sent to the publishers. It will be published early in 1926. Nearly 50 volumes on matters pertaining to Arizona and the southwest were added to the his torical library of the historian’s of fice during the year. The office al so participated in the construction and dedication of the Poston mon ument on Poston butte at Florence. Discovery of a photograph of the state constitutional convention, au tQ* l aphed by the members of the coc r ention led to the reproduction, of the phonograph by the state his torian. Copies were sent to all liv ing members of the convention, to libraries, schools and newspapers. Arizona Republican Puts Out Great Paper Arizona in all her splendor is portrayed by word and by picture in the fifth annual Midwinter Re source Edition of The Arizona Re publican printed Sunday, December 27th. The Republican Resource Edition '"‘mtains 188 pages and is the larg est single edition ever published in the southwest. Exceptional art work, with typical Arizona scen ery, brings out the subjects in every section of the edition and should give residents of other states a better idea of the beauty and the progress of Arizona. The statistics carried in the edi tion provide a handy reference file and fully answer all questions re garding the resources of the state Every section of the state is given prominence in the paper, with spe cial reference to the resources, statistics of the past year and a survey of 1926 prospects. The facts and figures compiled by the staff of The Arizona Repub lican provide a comprehensive re view of what actually happened during the year. Descriptive stor ies of the early history, the scenic grandeur, the splendid highways, in fact everything of interest is carried in this edition. The section devoted to the Col orado river carries list of date sites with a descrip, on of the loca tions and detailed review of the surveys and early history ot the work already done. Typographically The Republican Resource Edition is a credit to the printers’ art, with the makeup carried through the entire edition ♦’h one style. Thousands of copies *Jf this edition are being mailed to out of state points and should give Arizona much good advertising. The Canton Christian college in China has developed disease-free silkworms that produce several times as much silk as the ordinary farm variety. Jriumphf No Car of Recent Years Has Aroused Such Interest | There is no parallel in our entire experience—or in all the 17 years of Paige and Jewett success —to the keen M ftuuw and universal interest shown in The New-Day Jewett jm Already this car has been viewed by a greater number, Jr we believe, than have attended the introductory showing of any automobile. Throughout the country, many /. o. b. Detroit. Tax extra thousands purchased New-Day Jewetts during the first two weeks —more actual sales, we believe, than have The New-Day Jewett ever been made in a like period on a new car. may be purchased on r time payments through Such interest is natural, for The New-Day Jewett ? ne ? f the . most at * . . , _ . . , f J tractive plans ever is a most unusual new car. It is truly a new-day auto- offered. Ask for details. mobile —designed for today’s motoring needs and ad mirably fitted to meet them. To gain full appreciation of the remarkable results fine Pa»ge engineering has attained in new-day driving ease and brilliant performance, you must not only see this beautiful Jewett, but ride in and drive it. If you have not yet been able to do this, delay no longer! Swastika Service Station CORNER BERRY AND SECOND PHONE 53 WINSLOW, ARIZONA New-Day Jewett Races Crack Express Train; Wins Detroit-Chicago Dash By 30 Minutes A photographer’s flash-light flar- I ed at 5 a. m., December 19, at the Michigan Central station, Detroit. The echoes of its muffled report were drowned by the roar of the i exhaust from a suddenly opened throttle. Early morning workers and travelers turned to look, and were just in time to see the ruby tail-light of a gray-green automo bile swinging from the station plaza into Michigan avenue. Just 6 hours 5 minutes later, the same car, a New-Day Jewett, drew up at the curb of the Illinois Cen tral station, Chicago, 297 miles away. The driver handed a card to P. H. Nugent, office manager of the Western Union Telegraph com pany, who certified to its time of arrival, adding his indorsement to the signature of G. H. Manners, as sistant station master of the Michi gan Central station, Detroit, who had time-stamped the card at 5 a. m. That little card tells the tale of the New-Day Jewett’s successful attempt to beat, from terminal to terminal, the time of the Michigan Central’s crack Detroit-Chicago ex press, the Wolverine Limited. The train’s time is 6 hours, 35 minutes, and the New-Day Jewett had cut 30 minutes off its time, despite hav ing covered a route 13 miles long er than the rail line. O. B. Borck, experimental engin eer of the Paige-Detroit Motor Car company, piloted the Jewett on its record-breaking dash, accompanied by R. Conkling Fitch, staff corres pondent of the Detroit Times, as observer. The Jewett’s time not only sur passes the best railroad time, but establishes a new motor car rec ord from terminal to terminal, with six miles within the city of De troit and fourteen miles in Chica go—a total of twenty miles running under conditions hardly conductive to high speed. Thus did the New-Day Jewett, within a week of its presentation to the public, enter the lists of cars of spectacular performance ability. The life of a newspaper corres pondent is replete with thrills, but Fitch reported some new ones. Dashing along for hours at an aver age speed of 51 miles an hour, which means much higher speed for much of the time, is thrilling enough in itself. When, however, the speed is made in total dark ness, it gains something in thrills, Fitch admits he wished for day light to come, and regretted that the test was made on one of the longest nights of the year. When daylight came, Fitch wish ed it hadn’t. It revealed that the roads were covered with a thick coating of frost, a veritable layer of ice. The psychological effect was not so good. If daylight hadn’t revealed the ice, something else would have. Once the car turned tail and came to a stop headed back toward De troit; another time it went off the road sidewise. And here and there as Borck pushed his car ahead, slowing only at the sharp turns, they passed other automobiles that had gone to the ditch. The Jewett’s total elapsed time includes 12 minutes consumed in three stops. At Battle Creek, a freight train blocked the crossing for five minutes; at Kalamazoo, the filling station agent took his regu lar four minutes to fill the gaso line tank; and at Benton Harbor, Borck waited three minutes for a pilot—a man familiar with the route into Chicago, who was to have met them there but missed connections. In the first hour, 52.5 miles were chalked up; the first two hours showed a total of 104.8 miles. The car then ran into numerous towns with heavy early morning traffic, and the third hour showed a total of 154.5 miles. Then the ice on the roads became worse, and at the end of 5 hours the car had totalled 546.3 miles. Along the lake the roads were good, and the last stretch was made at full speed wherever there was a clear road. Subtracting the 12 minutes time, the New-Day Jewett covered 297 miles in 5 hours, 53 minutes. The route lay through Ann Ar bor, Jackson, Battle Creek, Kal amazoo, Benton Harbor, Gary, and South Chicago. Borck maintains that with good road conditions, his time would have been much less. As it was, he gives credit for his success not to the speed of the New-Day Jew ett so much as to its responsive ness and easy handling. Many a speedier car would have failed to make the record that day—but the new Paige product won out through its ability to stop quickly and smoothly under control of its four wheel brakes, and to regain maxi mum speed quickly, because of the high accelerating ability of its powerful engine. PARK OFFICIAL IS URGING ROAD AT LEES FERRY “Judged by the number of re quests for information received, the Lees Ferry road, connecting the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon, is the most needed road development in the southwest to day,” according to J. R. Eakin, sup erintendent of Grand Canyon na tional park. According to Mr. Eakin, this will not only be a connecting link be tween the two canyon rims, but will be the only direct north and south artery of travel for 250 miles in either direction. During the sum mer season, an average of 10 peo ple per day ask for information re garding the Lees Ferry route at the park office. If nearby towns are taken into consideration as sources of information, no doubt scores of inquiries are made daily relative to this road. Due to its bad condition, tourists are advised not to make the trip over the present road, and if still intent on reaching their des tination, are forced to drive 400 miles out of the direct line. In most cases the trip is given up al together. There has been recently complet ed a direct Yosmite to Yellowstone highway, leading from California to Wyoming. The only route that can offer serious completion to a road between these two great national THE WINSLOW MAIL | parks, is a Grand Canyon to Yel lowstone highway. This direct con nection the Lees Ferry road will ac complish. Such a highway will in- I elude on its route the Yellowstone, j Grand Canyon and Zion National : parks, other famous features of j southern Utah; the Painted Desert, and other features of Arizona ! scenery in addition to the Grand | Canyon. HASSAYAMPA TRAIL COMPLETION OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT OF HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT IN 1925 Completion of the Hassayampa trail, the new boulevard between Phoenix and Prescott and a pro gram of maintenance that has kept state roads in perfect condition the year are the outstanding achievements of the state highway department during the year just ending. The new highway provides one of the most important links in the state highway system, a con nection between the north and the south portions of Arizona. The economy program of the adminis tration, which to a great extent eliminated new road construction on a large scale, devoted such funds Bazell Camp Ground GAS and OIL AUTO TIRES and TUBES AUTOMOBILE ACCESSORIES Comfortable Cabins Heat and Light Furnished S2O per month To permanent tenants during January, February and March FULL LINE OF GROCERIES M. H. PROCTOR, Manager Announcing the completion of your new gas plant Your new plant started operating this morning. It is something to be proud of; it’s the finest gas plant in the state You are urged to inspect your plant and see for yourself YOUR NEW PLANT MEANS BETTER GAS AND BETTER SERVICE Your new plant needs your support More consumers mean cheaper rates Phone 65 for Your Connection City Gas Company OFFICE CITY HALL “If it’s done with heat you can do it better with gas” The National Park service is the only government actively promot ing tourist travel in the United States, and its officials are keenly interested in road developments which will make the National parks easily accessible to * the people. They are convinced that the Lees Ferry highway will fill a long felt want from every standpoint. as were available to the highway department to keeping the fine road system of the state in excellent re pair. The new highway materially re duces the distance between Phoenix and Prescott and because it offers the surface of a boulevard for the entire distance, Prescott is two hours closer to Phoenix. The highway would have been completed late in the fall had not fall rains caused damage to the un finished work. During 1925 the state highway de partment called for bids for the construction of a highway bridge across the Gila river on the Phoe nix-Yuma highway, just below the Gillespie dam. The-bids will be opened and the contract for the construction of the bridge awarded early in January. The bridge will prevent the frequent tie-ups of traf fic due to high water over the apron of the dam, now used as a river crossing for automobiles. The state highway department aided in the construction of sec tions of the Rice-Springerville highway to the White mountains and resorts. Many of the worst sections of this highway have been improved, making the journey to the White mountains an easy one. ! Settlement of the Cochise county I road dispute which tied up road Good Printing Is Always the Cheapest Especially is this true when buying letter heads and other business sta tionery. Such items are your personal representa tives sent through the mails. You want them to look their best. Let us furnish you with samples or suggestions SHjr Minalmti fHatl Commercial Printing Department PAGE THREE maintenance and the construction of the north-south highway through the county was affected late in 1925 and road work resumed in that county. Seven miles of asphaltic concrete road on the highway be tween Tombstone and Bisbee was constructed by the highway depart ment during the year. Highway maintenance equally important with new road construc tion kept the roads of the state in good condition. Maintenance dur ing the year on the heaviest traveled highways has been kept in good condition by the constant at tention of the highway workers. The year was marked by greatly increased travel over the main highways of the state.