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ARIZONA’S INTEREST AT STAKE
The Swing-Johnson bill, which would appropriate $125,000,000 for
the construction of a dam at Boulder Canyon, is the gravest measure
Arizona has confronted since it became a state.
The bill is NOT a joke.
It has the indorsement of the president of the United States, and
Secretaries Hoover and Work.
In brief, it proposes to protect the rights and aid the prosperity
of six Colorado river basin states, leaving Arizona entirely out, and
nobody but a simpleton will contend the federal government cannot
do what the proposition calls for and, if congressional sanction is given,
WILL do it.
The federal government is concerned only in flood protection, and
Arizona nor no other state can keep it from building a dam to store
the stream’s waters. The United States government in such circum
stances would recognize no states, hut would strive to benefit a section
of the nation; it is not interested in the states themselves or their
And, if the dam should be built, there it no power under the sun
to hinder southern California in any efforts it might make to take ALL
the power and ALL the water it wants, leaving Arizona NOTHING at
all. Once the waters are divided below the dam into reclamation uses
on the California side, and the power spoken for, the Colorado river
question will be solved, insofar as Arizona is concerned, for the state
will be LEFT OUT entirely. The long-established law of prior right
will see to that.
The river question has been made a political issue by some men,
who have clamored for all the benefits for this state, thinking the
voters might believe such possession in some way might be gained.
While the racket of politics has been filling the air, a stalemate has
been laid across the important question, matters have reached such a
status that Arizona is on the verge of losing EVERYTHING, and Cali
fornia gaining ALL.
But nothing can be gained by pointing the finger of guilt at the
obstructions. When a grave danger threatens a state, its citizens should
unite to keep it off. The peril is here; it must be thrown back—if it
The man who imagines the adoption by congress of the Swing-
Johnson bill could be nullified by a court action, either is ignorant
or misinformed. He can ask any able lawyer, and get the alarming
answer. The river DOES NOT belong to Arizona, and this state can
not control it.
The people of Arizona should bombard congress with protests
against the measure which promises to rob them of what some have
termed “God-given rights” in the Colorado. The congressmen should
be informed that the people of this state do not want to lose the vast
benefits of the river to others, that ALL OF THEM are not responsible
for the five years of bickering and needless delay in reaching an agree
ment with the other states. Not only should those messages go to this
state’s representatives, but the congressmen of other states should be
told that a vote for the bill is a ballot for passing the sentence of
obscurity upon a state for all time, and taking its greatest resource
A case similar to the Colorado dam project is up at Washington
now. The federal power commission has been asked to give a permit
to a private concern to harness the power of a big waterfall in a
stream within Kentucky’s borders, the, lower waters of which are
navigable. The state of Kentucky wants the falls to remain intact as
a scenic asset, but the governor recently said his people were at the
mercy of the commission, and could do nothing at all. “If the com
mission grants the permit,” he said, “the falls will be lost to us. One
can see wherein that case parallels that of Arizona, which, should it
come to a showdown, can interpose no effective objections to develop
ment of the Colorado by federal sanction—Prescott Courier.
HOME USE OF GAS INCREASES
Many people in Winslow do not seem to grasp the idea that we now
have an unlimited supply of gas from our recently completed munici
pal gas plant, and that if everyone, who is not at present using gas,
would become a user, for cooking and heating purposes that our rates
could be made still lower.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs recently made a sur
vey of American homes to determine what housewives considered the
most practical and best fuel.
They found that 60 per cent of homes investigated used gas for
cooking, and 25 per cent of them use it also for water heating.
The first gas stove in the United States was exhibited in Phila
delphia in 1876, although there are records of experiments with gas
for cooking in England, as early as the 18th century. The development
of gas household appliances, however, has taken place almost entirely
within the last half century, for until the advent of the electric light,
gas was used mainly for lighting.
THIS IS FOREST FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
Forests mean health and jobs for millions of persons. It is every
man’s business to protect the forest against fire. Men may differ as
to impending forest famine; but no one can doubt that it is imperative
to protect our trees from useless destruction.
Fire protection in the five Pacific coast and northwestern states,
for 1925, $3,500,000 for the 127,000,000 acres of federal, state and pri
vate lands served. The service was excellent, in that it kept the fire
v losses far below the anticipated limit, in an unusually hazardous year.
Help keep down the fires.
The town of Safford, down in the Gila valley, after having under
gone a series of destructive fires that cost thousands of dollars, has
decided that it will be a good investment to purchase an up to date
fire engine-truck costing over $15,000. Winslow has been fortunate
in past years in that we have not had a disasterous fire, but if one
big conflagration would be averted by the use of a modern fire fighting
equipment, it would more than pay for the investment many times over.
Some of these days we hope to see Winslow follow Mayor Douglas’
suggestion and invest in some equipment that not only will insure
against huge fire loss, but will help to reduce our insurance rates as
The Los Angeles chamber of commerce says that investigations
show that the National Old Trails highway is the most popular route
across the continent for tourists. In traveling the 3,156 miles from
coast to coast, over half the way is made on paved roads. Present in
dications are that tourist travel this year will break all previous records.
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TODAY’S FAIRY TALE
'Ac-cord’-ing to in-scrip’-tions de
ciph’-ered re’-cent-ly there is a la
day in Kal’-a-ma-zoo who for ten
years has not . asked her hus’-band
for thd where-’with-al to pur’-chase
a new cha-peau.
(She has been proprietress of a
Millinery Shop since 1916).
THINGS I WISH MY WIFE
\ Beat me to the sport sheet on
—of a new hotel in Chica
go offers aid to Cupid. A suite in
his hostelry occupied by a bride
and groom will cost no more than
a similar suite occupied by a bach
Proviifg again that two can feel
as cheap as one.
Even so, the bachelor still has
the edge in the dining room.
F. Scott Mcßride, general super
intendent of the Anti-Saloon League
cares not if the wets have big ma
jorities in the straw votes as long
as the drys win regular elections.
And as far as that is concerned,
the wets are willing to let the drys
win the regular elections as long
as it doesn’t take away the whiskey.
New definition of a. news story
is: Picture of a lady of indeter
minate years and doubtful beauty
(with legs crossed) under any of
the following captions: “SLAYS
SEVEN IN LOVE NEST SPAT,”
“SEASON’S MOST BEAUTIFUL
DIVORCE,” “CRACKS PINT ON
NEW SHIP’S PROW,” “SAILS FOR
PARIS DIVORCE.” “RETURNS
FROM PARIS FREE,” and so on,
and so on, and so on, ad infinitum.
* CURRENT FICTION *
4* “I’ve had a lovely time.” 4*
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A man who makes himself despised
Is Putrid K. McSty.
He asks if you would like a drink
And then pipes “So would I.”
CUSTOMER: What kind of pie
CUSTOMER: I’ll have mince pie.
Waitress draws gun, shoots cus
tomer and calls janitor.
GROUNDS FOR HOMICIDE
“Your etiquette is atrocious.”
“So's your old •manners.”
THE WINSLOW MAIL
ABOUT THIS TIME EVERY YEAR
Long after he had gone she sat
before the fire, contemplating his
strange words. Now again she sob
bed, then struggled for composure.
His threat had struck a chord of
fear into her dauntless heart. Not
for herself did she fear the out
come, but for her husband, who
liked cream in his coffee, but no
For the last milk-man in town
from whom she could obtain credit
had refused to deliver milk unless
the bill was paid.
(To Be Continued)
(Did Lady Vand Ike spend the
night alone on that mountain ledge,
high, above the timberline? Would
the rope hold? Why not, if any?
But there, there,* you will want to
read it yourself. Send no money,
just a money and we will
send you the folding bed, as pic
tured in our handsomely embossed
JUST BEFORE 0 THE BATTLE
4* “Sure, I know where you 4*
4* live, Mrs. Offemspoffem. Many 4*
4* a night I’ve helped your hus- 4»
4* band in.” +
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Here comes the boss
By “BOLSHEVIK” BILL
In this world of ours we have
three types of men. They are:
first those who run on, looking up
ward and ahead—never backward —
wildly clutching at new and fanci
ful ideas and allusions; second,
those who walk cautiously in the
beaten path of experience, obser
ving what is before and behind, giv
ing due weight to knowledge gain
ed in the past, but also weighing
evidences of events which point to
the future; third, those who are
pulled in the march of progress in
a forward direction, hut with faces
turned backward, looking only in
to the past, seeing the world as
plunging into darkness, saying
stubbornly that we are no longer
what we used to be.
If we put these three types in
the analogy of the assembly of a
steam engine, we have, in the first,
the onward, uncontrolled motion;
second, the governor holding mo
tion in restraint; and third, the
binding friction which serves no
purpose but to wear, and inpede
If we turn power on a steam en
gine w’here no governor is attach
ed, the engine soon attains a dang
erous speed, and its machinery will
surely be wrecked by its own mo
mentum if left uncontrolled.
As the steam is turned on the ma
chinery begins to move, and the
speed increases until the action of
the governor comes into play, open
ing and closing the valve just
enough to admit the proper amount
of power to keep the engine nice
ly balanced. The friction of the
bearings be overcome before any
useful work can be done. The more
bearings and friction we have, just
that much more force we must ap
ply to overcome it.
In the people this uncontrolled
force is represented by the progres
sives, the radicals, the discontents,
the visionaries who see the mil
lenium ahead and run. eyes up,
stumbling over the natural diffi
culties in the way.
The governor, the controlling
element, we have in the great mass
of people who are not moved un
necessaryily by the visions ahead,
nor do they lag in the rut of the
past. They stand firmly on the
ground of reason. These are the
conservatives who say: “We may
move just so fast and no faster. Our
progress must be steady and sure.
We must hold in check this iorce
which would hurl us to certain dis
The pessimistic reactionary stand
patter sits on his rope, digs his
heels into the ground and pulls
back with all his might; lamenting,
always groaning and lamenting.
Those who style themselves as
progressives—radicals—find a pe
culiar pleasure in claiming them
selves as in advance of civilization.
But are they any more so than the
man who says: “Yes, I see that
your face is turned in the right di
rection, but you must watch your
self. You must go more carefully
These restlesse spirits who, when
given control over the destiny of
things (as in Russia), soon run
away wit’h themselves, and then the
conservatives begin to crop up in
their midst and eventually get con
I grant that civilization needs two
of these classes —the restless and
the conservative —but the knocker,
the dragger, this friction fellow —
where he comes in I am not wise
enough to know.
“I wish you wouldn’t knit at
meals. I can’t tell where my spa
ghetti leaves off and your sweater
WHAT PRICE CAMERON?
Senator Cameron, at this election
session, is a great “getter.” He is
trying to get a tariff on copper
(which would do more harm than
good), in an effort to increase his
following in the copper camps.
And he is trying to get a bill re
ducing the minimum price of state
land from $3 to $1 an acre,in order
to increase his following among
The state of Arizona never has
had any trouble in desposing of
lands granted it by the enabling
act which fixed a minimum price
for grazing land at $3 an acre.
Nearly 2,000,000 acres have been
sold and the state has so little
land remaining that the last legis
lature asked congress for an addi
tional 5,000,000 acres for the con
struction of highways and the sup
port of educational and other pub
lic institutions. The Arizona legis
lature did not ask for a reduction
in the minimum price of grazing
land but was willing to accept an
additional grant to be sold at $3.
Now comes Mr. Cameron with his
reduction bill in which he decides
that $1 is enough for an acre of
grazing land in Arizona. To this
secretary of the interior has sub
mitted an adverse report.
SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR
Hon. Robert N. Stanfield,
Chairman, Committee on Public
Lands and Surveys,
United States Senate.
My Dear Senator Stanfield:
I have your request of March 24,
1926, for a report on S. 3632, to
amend the act of June 20, 1910, pro
viding for the admission of New
Mexico and Arizona into the Union,
in respect to the price for which
the State of Arizona may sell lands
therein granted to such State, so
that Par. 5, Sec. 28 of this act (36
Stat., 557-574) when amended will
read in part: “No lands shall be
sold for less than three dollars per
Congress, in the statute making
these grants, fixed minimum prices
at which the lands granted should
be sold by the States of Arizona and
New Mexico (as to New Mexico,
see Par 5, Sec. 10 of the act), be
lieving doubtless, that grant funds
would be augmented as a result
thereof. Being of the opinion that
these provisions are salutary, I do
not recommend enactment of the
proposed legislation. ‘ Very truly
(signed) HUBERT WORK
Senator Cameron at this time of
year (this) year is a great “getter”
—a “getter” of votes for himself.
He thinks a copper tariff will tickle
the palate of the miners, so he is
for a coper tariff, regardless of the
possibility of upsetting the balance
of an industry which has functioned
successfully for 80 years without
a tariff, and regardless of the fact
that in all probability he could not
steer his bill through congress.
And he thinks that by advocating
a lower gazing land fee he can
cater to the livestock industry at
the expense of every other taxpayer
of the state.
What price Cameron?
Some wdse man has said: “The
will is to the mind what the rudder
is to the ship, and can direct it in
any channel it desires.”
Worrying is a habit. It is letting
the mind dwell persistently on
troubles and is the most charact
eristic occupation of the pessimist.
That everybody has troubles is true
but that the majority of us have
enough troubles to justify us in
letting our minds constantly brood
on them is not true.
We will kill them as you order them, *
you know they are fresh
A full assortment of green Vegetables
arrives twice each week
When going to the country, or even
ing party we have the lunch goods
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} Saturday, May Ist
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I Life Insurance
♦ The time within which War Risk Yearly Renewable Term Insur-
X ance may be reinstated and converted expires July 2, 1926, and
♦ efforts are being made to urge service men of the World War to
I reinstate lapsed insurance and convert it to some permanent plan.
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♦ tion assembled, expressed its opinion that it is to the advantage
X of every soldier and sailor to continue to keep in force such in
♦ surance as he may have effected under the Federal IVar Risk
i Insurance Act, and hereby requests all Life Insurance companies
+ to impress upon all members of their home office and agency
♦ organizations to do everything in their power to urge such
z soldiers and sailors to continue their government life insurance
X and to recommend to thehi that they convert such temporary
Y government insurance at the earliest possible opportunity into
+ one of the permanent plans provided for by the War Risk Insur-
Y ance Act. War Risk Insurance cannot be replaced on equally
J favorable terms.
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Z Urges on its representatives the duty of advising all persons en-
Z titled to its privileges to continue or revive their policies, and
Y to convert them to permanent plans.
I Leon Schmitz
X DISTRICT AGENT
FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1926
The people whose lives are*tragic
and miserable are comparatively
few, and, strange to say, these are
not the ones who worry the most.
Paradoxical as it may seem it is
those who possess a fair degree of
prosperity and comfort who do the
most worrying. They seem to live
in expectation of some catastrophe
that never occurs.
Eighty per cent of all worry is
perfectly futile, uneoessary and ab
surd. If we worry about inevita
ble things we are wasting our lives,
since what cannot be cured should
be endured and if done so with pa
tience will deaden the sting of ad
Worrying, like any other habit,
can be cured. It must be accom
plished by controlling the mind.
Keep the mind busy with good and
useful things, keep occupied with
wider interests and you will have
no time for worry. Gradually you
will become accustomed to looking
at the world through brighter
glasses and you and your fellow
men will be the happier for it.—
Hillside: Copper King ships 50
tons of high grade zinc ore a day.
Hilside: Galena company ships
good lead ore, sent to railroad on
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