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VOLUME 35
ELLINWOOD IN
ADDRESS SAYS
ENFORCEMENT
DANK LAW LAX
PHOENIX Arizona banks and
the causes of the failure of the
banks within the state were the
outstanding features of the address
of E. E. Elinwood, Democratic can
didate for governor, as he talked
to a Prescott audience Wednesday
night and replied to statements
made on the banking situation by
Gov. Geo. W. P. Hunt.
Elinwood, who for a number of
years has been actively engaged in
Ranking in Arizona, declared that if
sh aken in time the complete failure
of a bank was avoidable and that
the protection of the depositors
lies in the hands of the state by
the early and persistent enforce
ment of the banking laws.
“The depositor is the biggest
partner in a bank,” Elinwood said,
■“and it is the depositor for whom
the laws are made. They are draft
ed to protect the funds which the
depositor places in the bank’s care
“The relation of the bank to the
depositor is that of a trustee, the
same relation of a guardian to his
ward's estate, wherein the banker
is responsible for the funds given
to his care.
“Governor Hunt, in his address
before the Rotary Club of this city,
wholly ignored the trust relation
ship of the bank to the depositor.
He seems never to have compre
hended the judiciary relation of the
bank to the depositor. He seems to
be blind to the idea that the bank
is guardian and trustee.
“In his address here Governor
Hunt said, ‘we found loans on cat
tle had been on the basis of 40
cents on the dollar that were per
fectly solid and secure, but on ac
count of the drouth which caused
the death of many of the cattle,
and a forced sale of the remainder,
the securities sunk until they were
< worth forty cents on the dol
lx/with the cattlemen of this state
bankrupt and in distress. Had the
superintendent of banks closed
those institutions, he would have
played safe, but he would not have
been fit to hold the office. We
nursed the banks and brought
many of them from insolvency to
the condition where they were
sound financially.’
“This is the most amazing state-
ment I have ever heard from any
one who pretends to know anything
about banking. It is not the func
tion of the banking department to
“nurse” with depositors money
any bank. The banking department
Is the agency of the depositors and
not of the stockholders.
A The idea of a superintendent of
basics, in effect, placing his seal of
approval on a bank which his ex
amination disclosed to be insolv
ent, and allowing the depositor to
place money in that institution and
permitting the bank to continue in
business, hoping that it would pull
through, it is nothing more or less
than a gamble wdth the money of
the depositor and future deposi
tors.
“They were taking a chance, not
with the money of the governor, of
the superintendent of banks, of the
stockholders (they had already
lost), but with the money of the
depositors. The only ones who had
anything whatever at stake. In
his speech Governor Hunt failed to
say anything about the thirteen
banks that he failed to return to
financial solvency, the thirteen
banks which were beyond “nurs
ing” along. It was in those banks
that the depositors were permitted
to remain in ignorance of the sit
uation and in those banks it was
the money of the depositors that
was lost in an attempt to “nurse”
them for the benefit of the stock
holders.
“As deplorable as the case may
have been the depositors were not
desponsible for the drouth and the
cattlemen’s loss. It was a loss to
the cattlemen themselves. Had the
-Hfetlemen made millions it would
not have profited the depositors
and shown what theory should the
cattlemen’s loss be shifted by the
banking department to the should
ers of the depositors, when by
“playing it safe” it could have
been avoided. Governor Hunt had
ignored the relationship between
the bank and the depositors, the
trust which required the bank to
play safe and to protect the rights
of the people who had entrusted
jiem with their money.
“The National banks observe the
law as w r ritten. They put the ex
amination reports in operation in
stead of pigeon-holing them and
hoping a bank will muddle through.
The same plan can be followed by
any bank. Any man who is blind
to the sacred relation of the bank
to the depositor should not be in
charge of the banks of the state.
He is not capable of holding the of
fice for he will not enforce the
hanking laws in spirit and in fact.
“Governor Hunt said he might
have ‘played safe.’ Don’t you de
(Continued on Page 8. Section 1)
STATE LIBRAE
The Winslow Mail
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF CITY OF WINSLOW AND ARIZONA LIVE STOCK SANITARY BOARD
WICHITA, KANSAS
FLIER PRAISES
WINSLOW FIELD
Winslow’s municipal landing field
which is gainng a reputation in av
iation circles all over the country,
received Wednesday Chief and Mrs.
Bohan of the Laird-Swallow Aero
plane company, of Wichita, Kansas,
who are enroute to Oakland, Calif.,
to make delivery on the new “Swal
low” aeroplane in which they are
making the trip.
The Bohans, who visited Mr. and
Mrs. H. D. O. Hammond whil ? in
AVinslow, praised the municipal
field highly, and especialv asked
that the city council be thanked
for this modern landing field. They
declared that it is the finest field
they have encountered in any of
their flights, and that it was a
pleasure to land in or take off
from such a splendidly prepared
place.
Flagstaff Host To
All Northland At
Road Dedication
All of northern Arizona will turn
toward Flagstaff Sunday, August
15th, for on that day the new scen
ic road up San Francisco Peaks is
to be opened with appropriate cer
emonies.
Winslow, Holbrook, Prescott,
Williams and other northern cities
will be represented .either official
ly or by private parties, for the
boulevard, as well as the mountain
it traverses, will be thought of as
a possession of the northern section
entirely.
Flagstaff’s hospitality, which has
always been elastic enough to take
in all its visitors, regardless of
their number, will be taxed by the
expected crowds, but the Skylight
City has a well-deserved reputation
for caring for its guests, and ail
who attend can be sure that to is
reputation will be lived up to.
A picnic lunch will be served at
tie- lower end of the rou!, and p? ic
t-s cfaiged will be the same as in
the city.
In order that the traffic may be
handled in a systematic manner,
the Boy Scouts have been enlisted
in its direction. All city cars are
asked to line up on Leroux street
at 9:30 Sunday morning prepara
tory to going up the peaks. The
Scouts will see that you are placed
iu line and the procession will
start up toward the peaks at 9:30.
The peaks road will be closed to
c .y traffic at 10:30 a. m. As f ere
is no water available at the pres
ent tj per end of r he rood, the c wi
nd! tee suggests that, all cars carry
drinking water.
Scouts will start the cars off at
the entrance to the peaks road, a
certain distance apart, and all are
asked not to exceed 15 miles an
hours both going up and coming
down. In the descent, throw your
motor into low or second to avoid
unnecessary accidents.
Large parking accommodations
will be available at the top, Scouts
assisting in parking.
Invitations to this opening have
been extended to state officials, all
Aiizona Chambers of Commerce
and Santa Fe officials as well as a
general invitation to California to
join with Flagstaff and Arizona in
this unique celebration.
According t-o Earl S. Slipher of
Lowell observatory, a telescope will
be placed on the mountain-side at
the upper end of the road for the
use of all.
The most of the time spent on
the peaks may be used for observa
tion purposes, the program has
been cut to the minimum. Mr.
Weatherford will talk briefly on
the history of the road and it is
hoped that Governor Hunt will
officially recognize the road as one
of Arizona’s greatest highways.
Mr. Weatherford says the road is
entirely safe, the grade at the top
being even less than at the bot
tom. The road has an eight per
cent ruling grade and is 20 feet
wide.
In order that they may take care
of people who do not have their
own cars, the Flagstaff Chamber
of Commerce is asking all those
who have extra space in their cars
to call the office.
“Everyone desiring to make the
trip up the Peaks road will be able
to do so whether they have a car
or not.” said Orinn Compton, chair
man of the motor division of the
Chamber of Commerce.
Special slips bearing a greeting
of welcome from the Chamber of
Commerce and the people of Flag
staff will be given out by the Bov
Scouts as the cars pass through
the entrance to the road. On these
will also be listed a few of the ne
cessary road regulations.
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LIGHTNING STARTS FIRE
PRESCOTT Lightning caused
a small forest fire in the moun
tains west of Prescott Friday af
ternoon wiien a dead tree was
struck by a bolt. Dampness caus
ed by recent rains aided in check
ing the blaze and it was under
control in a short time. Approxi
mately three-fourths of an acre
was burned over.
WINSLOW, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 13,1926
ARIZONA STOCK
RAISERS MERGE
FOR MARKETING
Cattlemen of Winslow and Na
vajo county, in a meeting held
jointly with representatives of the
California Cattlemen’s Association
at the Harvey House Sunday, voted
to join the California organization,
in common with groups of cattle
men in other parts of Arizona.
Hub Russell, president, and H.
M. Rice, secretary of the neighbor
ing state’s association, made ad
dresses stressing the need of co
operative marketing if price levels
profitable to the grower were to
be maintained.
A Navajo-Apache county district
is to be formed, with a district rep
resentative at Holbrook, and the
association will be named Arizona-
California Cattlemen’s Co-Opera
tive Marketing Association.
The California men have been
making a tour of northern Arizona,
and wherever they have gone they
have found the Arizona stockgrow
ers ready and willing to co-operate
to strengthen their organization.
(Continued on Page Six)
Commercial Club
Issues Folders On
the Snake Dances
Authentic road and tourist in
formation concerning the Snake
Dances, the big event of which will
be the dance at Hotevilla on Aug
ust 21st, will be available at all
chambers of commerce in the state
and in the offices of various auto
mobile clubs also, following the ac
tion of the club in having printed
several thousand folders to be dis
tributed through these organiza
tions.
The advice of men who travel
back and forth between Winslow
and the Indian reservation almost
daily was solicited, and a complete
log of the road is included with
the map in the folder. As it has
been difficult to obtain correct in
formation in past years at other
points in the state, the folders will
benefit many who in the past have
been misrouted by persons more
enthusiastic than truthful.
Southern California, Texas and
New Mexicp will also receive sup
plies of the booklets, as many auto
tourists come from these states.
The men working for the present
organization of the Winslow Com
mercial Club have shown the ten
acity necessary to make the club
not only a success but a continued
ness men were seen in that hour,
for a reorganization each year.
Sufficient funds can be raised by
subscription not only to carry on a
beneficial advertising campaign
but to pay debts contracted by for
mer organizations. In one hour
Saturday morning almost $1,000.00
was raised by the membership
committee of the club, and only a
very small percentage of the busi
ness me newer seen in that hour.
Realizing the need of Northern
Arizona, Navajo county and Wins
low for publicity, * everyone ap
proached so far has made his con
tribution toward the future pros
perity of the section, and the or
ganization is receiving the support
it deserves.
The new club stationery, which
is attractively printed in two col
ors, is off the press, and a cam
paign of statewide publicity has
been started. Publicity already
gained by simple news dispatches
telling of the club’s reorganization
has resulted in increased inquiry
concerning Navajo county, and the
officials of the organization are
pleased w r ith the results of their
preliminary w r ork.
LaRUE STARTS SURVEY
OF LITTLE COLORADO
FLAGSTAFF C. E. Laßue,
government engineer, left Flagstaff
late last week for Tolchace, 40
miles northeast of here, to start
a topographic and geological sur
vey of the little Colorado river
from that point to its junction with
the big Colorado near Lee’s Ferry.
Laßue purposes to locate dam sites
looking toward the generation of
hydro-electric power.
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BENSON LINE ABANDONED
WASHINGTON Abandonment
of approximately 16 miles of line
in Cochise county, Arizona, used
jointly by the Southern Pacific and
the New Mexico and Arizona rail
roads was authorized by the inter
state commerce commission. The
line extends from Benson to Fair
banks.
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CONDITION SERIOUS
NOGALES, Ariz. Luis Guerre
ro, customs chief at Sasabe, Son
ora, who recently shot and killed
Luis Malaroclia. head of the Mexi
can customs service at Mesquite, is
reported to be in a serious condi
tion as a result of two wounds in
flicted by Malarocha as he fell un
der Guerrero’s fire.
Hotevilla Will Be
Scene ot Snake
Dance August 21
Students of Indian life, ancient
and modern, and many otners wno
travel many miles to see tne snaxe
Dances eacn year tor tUeir value as
an interesting and impressive spec
tacle, will be pouring tmougu or
into Wmsiow by this time next
week in order to get a good start
toward Hotevilla, wnere the nrst
of tne Snaxe Dances will oe neld
August 21st, one weex irom tomor
row. Three dances will De neld,
but the one at Hotevilla is tne
greatest, and the one to which
whit epeopie are specifically in
vited.
Dances will also be held at
Shipaulavi and Toreva but the
Hotevilla dance is “the Hopi Snake
Dance,” as far as signtseers are
concerned.
Interesting information on the
routes to tne dance has been re
ceived from Lorenzo Hubbeli, Jr.,
Chief Joe Secakuku, and others
familiar with tne roads to Oraibi,
and from ail these communications
it appears evident tnat not only
the safest and best, but tne short
est route to Hotevilla is byway of
Winslow.
in iact, the only route that is
passable in case of rain is the
“high line" from Winslow to
Leupp, and from Leupp to Oraibi.
To go to Leupp from Winslow the
visitor to the Snake Dance should
turn north from the National Old
Trails highway at a point about 1-4
miles west of where the highway
passes under the Santa Fe tracks.
There are other trails leading to
the dances but this route is the
only one safe and passable in the
event of heavy ralntail.
A pamphlet giving a log of this
road and a map showing the route
from Winslow through Leupp to
Hotevilla has been broadcast by
the Winslow Commercial Club to
every similar organization, auto
mobile club, and tourist informa
tion bureau in the state, and in
neighboring states as well.
All who plan to attend are ad
vised to bring their own bedding
and food supplies. Hopi girls will
serve meals before and after the
dances, but the supplies on hand
at Oraibi may not be sufficient to
feed all who to Hotevilla on
August 21st. A few rooms may
also be obtained, but no bedding
will be furnished.
Gas and oil can be had at Oraibi,
and telephone service obtained
from there to Winslow. Local ho
tels, motor camps and restaurants
will make special plans for the en
tertainment of visitors. Anyone
having a vacant room in their home
which they might wish to rent for
one or two nights to Snake Dance
visitors, are requested to advise the
secretary of the Commercial Club,
phone 71, and leave their names
and addresses for further refer
ence.
WINSLOW SCHOOLS
WILL BE READY
FOR FALLTERM
Winslow’s schools will be able to
answer “present and ready” at the
first roll call early in September,
when the termination of vacation
days sends the laggard scholar, be
moaning his fate, on to the nine
month’s pursuit of education.
Whether the students are ready
or not, the buildings will be, ac
cording to E. F. Matthews, presi
dent of the board of education, for
the summer months have been
utilized for a period of rehabilita
tion and improvement in local
schools..
Inside and out, the various city
schools have been scoured and
cleaned, the seats, desks and black
boards repaired, broken school fur
niture replaced and everything put
in first-class condition.
In cases where needed, walls
have been replastered and retinted,
and the floor of the auditorium at
Washington school has been made
stronger by new timbers below.
All old boilers and the old pipe
system at Washington school have
been discarded, and heat in that
seat of learning will be furnished
by two new number 10 Bryan heat
generators, automatically controll
ed, and using gas instead of coal as
fuel. A new pipe system has been
put in, and the drainage system
augmented by new and higliiy effi
cient valves.
At the high school an added spur
to punctuality will be made by the
thorough overhauling of the clock
system, and a fire hazard will be
eliminated by repairs to the heat
ing system.
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NOGALES MEXICAN
POLITICAL RUMPUS
GETS INTO COURT
NOGALES, Ariz. Charges of
defamation of character have been
brought by Dr. Fernando Priego, of
Nogales, Sonora, recently mayor,
against Carlos Gonzales Tejerina,
an attorney. The latter was ar
rested and lodged in jail.
The charges are an echo of a po
litical race two years ago when the
two men were candidates for civic
leadership, Priego emerging victor
ious. Priego alleges Tejerina ac
cused him of passing undesirable
characters into Mexico when the
doctor was acting as health in
spector.
E. S. CLARK SAYS
RIVER PROBLEM
CAN BE SOLVED
Speaking to a fair sized crowd
last Tuesday evening, Judge E. S.
Clark, republican candidate for
Governor, told his hearers that if
nominated and elected governor “It
will be my first concern to see that
the way is paved for an agreement
between the lower basin states that
will safeguard all of Arizona’s le
gal rights. It goes without saying
that the consideration of such a
momentous matter should not be
approached in a spirit of bravado
and belligerence,” he said. “The oc
casion does not justify boasts or
threats. It will not become the
representatives of Arizona to par
ade a banner on .which the dollar
sign is the only emblem. Even
though the meaning of the word
“Colorado” is red, it is high time
that Arizona added a proper pro
portion of white and blue to the
color scheme, typifying the Ameri
can spirit of fair play, in which
spirit, doubtless, the deliberations
of the conference can be brought
to a conclusion wholly satisfactory
to our people.
“Our first duty to the state, in
the matter of the Colorado River is
to ascertain our legal rignts. Hav
ing done this, we have no doubt of
our ability to protect and enforce
them, by amicable agreement if
practicaole; if not, then by every
legal and legitimate means avail
able.
the matter of the Colorado River is
to ascertain our legal rignts. Hav
ing done this, we have no doubt of
our ability to protect and enforce
them, by amicable agreement if
practicaole; if not, then by every
legal and legitimate means avail
able.
"What are Arizona’s rights in
the Colorado? They consist, first,
in the appropriations of water al
ready maue tor irrigation, and per
fected by actual use. Second, in
the filings tnat have been made by
tne state for storage and power
sites. These rights cannot be said
to be complete, but at least they
form the basis of rights that may
become of great importance. Third,
in the ownerslnp by Arizona of the
bed of the river if it shall be es
tablished that the Colorado is nav
igable. If Arizona owns the river
bed between high-water markings,
tuen tins state noids a command
ing position respecting any devel
opment, whether undertaken by
private interests or by the United
States government. Fourth, in the
tact that any dam that may be
constructed between the Utah line
and the mouth of the Grand Can
yon will be wholly or partially
within this state, which affords
Arizona a unique advantage in the
(Continued on Page Seven)
■ ■' ' "V* 1 11
Finds Mysterious
Cannon Ball Near
Canyon Oil Field
Mystery surrounds a peculiar re
lic picked up this week by W. H.
Towell, of Winslow, three or four
miles north of Canyon Diablo, near
the new oil field now under ex
ploitation. The relic is obviously
a cannon ball of some six or eight
pounds in weight, and is pitted
with rust and marked with years of
its exposure on the Northern Ari
zona plains.
The missile is round in shape,
but the ancient mold in which it
was cast was apparently somewhat
the worse lor constant use, tor the
two molded sides of the ball are
offset a traction of an inch.
Theory concerning the ancient
round-shot can taxe almost any
form, and to a vivid imagination it
could have been a factor in vari
ous unsung combats, as a part of
the armament of a lost wing of the
Spanish forces that sought the
"Seven Cities of Cibola” in the
Southwest.
Again, the stronghold of some
white trader in the infancy of Ari
zona might have boasted possession
of the miniature cannon that tossed
the shot, and it might have been
fired in some defense against an
attacking horde of Redskins.
Or, in case such highly colored
and romantic theories do not ap
peal, the shot might possibly be
tne lost property of some high
school track team, or might be a
lost paper-weight or an obscure
part of some perfectly ordinary
piece of machinery.
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Prescott Expecting
350 Visitors When
Peace Officers Meet
PRESCOTT Plans for the en
tertainment of more than 350 visi
tors are being made by the com
mittee on arrangements in connec
tion with the two-day program of
the Arizona Peace Officers’ semi
annual convention which will be
held here Aug. 16 and 17. The
committee is being assisted in mak
ing arrangements by officials of
the Prescott Chamber of Commerce
who are putting their facilities at
the disposal of the peace officers.
It is expected that the session
will be attended by heads of peace
departments in every city in the
state and by county sheriffs and
countv attorneys from all counties.
ROAD TO CLEAR
CREEK WIDENED
FAR AS CANYON
After more than a week of stren
uous activity on the part of County
Engineer G. T. West and one of
his road crews, the road from the
Old Trails highway, just east of
Winslow, to Clear Creek, has been
widened two'feet from the highway
to Jack’s Canyon, removing a mo
toring hazard caused by the ex
tremely narrow road. This infor
mation was brought to Winslow
yesterday by Mr. West.
This part of Navajo county has
received a maximum of attention
from the county engineering de
partment in the past few week 3.
The Sunset Pass road, which was
damaged some time ago by heavy
rains, has been worked over and
other roads nearby have also been
put in shape.
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Apprehend Thief
Who Robbed Local
Store Last Month
The finding by children at play
of a handkerchief in which was
wrapped a number of Indian rings
this week led to the solving of the
robbery of the store of R. M.
Bruchman, on July 11th, and re
sulted in the arrest of Walter
George, an Indian of Winslow, by
night marshal “Rube” Neill. After
arrest George confessed to having
stolen the rings, several of which
he had sold.
The young son of Santa Fe spe
cial officer Burton discovered the
bundle, wrapped in two handker
chiefs, one white and one red, and
hidden in the rafters of a building
in the rear of the Lorenzo Hubbell
Jr., store, on west Second street.
After the jewelry had been iden
tified by Mr. Bruchman, a search
was started for the unknown per
son who had hidden the package.
Special officers Burton and J. B.
Morris turned the case and evi
dence over to Neill.
The method of tying the bundle
convinced Neill that the guilty par
ty was an Indian, and for reasons
of their own the officers suspected
Walter George. The handkerchiefs
were identified by Mrs. Miller, of
Canyon Diablo, as being the prop
erty of George, and with this in
formation officer Neill was able to
obtain a confession from the Indian
that he had committed the theft.
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Winslow Resident
Passes Away
Tuesday Evening
Mrs. Susan J. Ryan, mother of
Mrs. Georgia B. Futrelle and W. J.
Ryan, of this city, passed away at
her home at the Woods Hotel, on
Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Ryan, who had been ill for
the past seven years, and bedfast
for a long period during that time,
has been a resident of Winslow for
five years. Death came while she
was- in a peaceful sleep, relieving
long years of suffering.
Mrs. Ryan is survived by her
son and daughter, of this city and
five sisters and two brothers liv
ing in other states, who are Mrs.
William Six, of Santa Ana, Calif.,
Mrs. Hiram Land, of Higbee, Mis
souri, Mrs. Evan Hamm, of Slater,
Missouri, Mrs. Bradford Evans, of
Higbee, Missouri, and another sis
ter whose address is unknown, and
two brothers, Frank and Joe Less
ley.
Funeral services will be held
front the Winslow Undertaking
parlors Friday afternoon at 2:30.
Ruling Expected
On Ordinance 140
In Near Future
Litigation surrounding Ordinance
No. 140, an ordinance of the City
of Winslow declaring illegal the
keeping of stock within certain
limits, moved a step nearer its
completion Friday, when its valid
ity was argued before Superior
Court Judge J. E. Crosby, by City
Attorney Phil Sawyer. The law has
had a stormy time in its brief ca
reer, and is at present held up by
a restraining order sought by Joe
Carduff and W. H. Burbage, of
Winslow. The plaintiffs are repre
sented by C. H. Jordan.
When the ordinance was first
passed last fall, the plaintiffs were
granted a temporary injunction re
straining the operation of the law,
and when it was to be placed on
the ballot for a referendum vote,
the plaintiffs sought to keep the
measure off the ticket. In this
they were unsuccessful, and the
vote in favor of the ordinance was
approximately two to one.
The last injunction took the mat
ter into the Superior Court, where
opponents of the law endeavored to
prove that it was unconstitutional.
A ruling on the validity of the
measure is expected this week. In
case Judge Crosby upholds the
City of W’inslow, the only course
left open to the plaintiffs, provid
ing they still wish to fight the op
eration of the law, will be an ap
peal of the case to the Supreme
Court.
TWO SECTIONS
Sixteen Pages
Section One
NUMBER 33
COUNCIL BUYS
NEW TYPE FIRE
TRUCKjWILLBE
SNIPPED SOON
Within two more weeks the pres
ent obsolete ' fire equipment of
Winslow will be pushed into the
background by a new and modern
pumping engine of the world-fam
ous “American-La France” make,
and for the first time in its his
tory Winslow will have adequate
protection from fire. Wednesday
night at a special meeting the City
Council backed its action taken at
the regular meeting August 3rd,
when they voted to purchase the
truck, by contracting with the Los
Angeles branch of the American-
La France Fire Engine Company
of California for the immediate de
livery of a type 75 triple combina
tion truck, combining a high pres
sure pump, hose carrier and chem
ical apparatus.
Fortunately, the Los Angeles
branch has a machine of this type
in stock now, and it will not be
necessary to wait for shipment
from the factory.
George H. Herald, branch mana
ger, who made the sale to the City
Council, informed the city fathers
that a factory instruction engineer
would accompany the truck to
Winslow to teach local firemen the
method of operation of the big
pumper.
In buying this machine Winslow
is following the lead of 90 percent
of all towns of any size in the
United States, as well as of many
foreign countries. The American-
La France equipment is known and
used all over the world, and the
re-order record of their machine is
ample proof of the satisfaction it
has rendered since its use first be
came general.
Starting in 1910, nine American
cities purchased machines from this
company. Only one city, Portland,
Oregon, purchased more than one
machine, Portland being the first
city on record to buy two fire
trucks. From that time to 1923,
G 2 cities in the U- S. have brought
nine or more American La France
fire trucks.
New York alone has 338 pump
ers in use. This total does not in
clude scout cars, fire boats on New
York harbor, “hook-and-ladder”
trucks, chemical cars, and other
pieces ot equipment, but repre
sents the number of engines in use
simply for pumping water.
The example set by great and
progressive cities in buying and
re-ordering American-La France
equipment seems to indicate that
the action of Winsolw’s City Coun
cil in following their lead has been
a wise move.
Inasmuch as the first payment
for the truck was included in the
budget, it will of course not be ne
cessary to issue bonds or increase
taxes in any way to pay for the
machine. The city budget for the
fiscal year 1926 shows a smaller
sum to be raised by direct taxation
than in the past year, with a cor
responding decrease in taxes. This
fact has smoothed over some oppo
sition that was raised by parties
who realized Winslow’s need of
fire protection but who thought
that the cost was prohibitive and
would raise taxes inordinately.
The specifications of the new
truck show that this city now has
protection against any blaze that
might occur here. At normal pump
pressure of 120 pounds, the hoses
will deliver 750 gallons .of water
per minute, or if three hoses are
used, enough pressure to send three
effective streams of water a dis
tance of almost 100 feet.
At close range this pressure is
sufficient to “break through” to
any fire. This is a literal state
ment, for the tremendous streams
can rip through a roof or the wali
of a frame building, and get to a
fire that cannot be feasibly reach
ed from another angle.
The simple specifications that
follow show that all tolls, anti
equipment such as the big chemi
cal tank, siren, etc., are furnished
complete with the engine.
Specifications on 750 gallon cap
acity type 75: .
Motor—Six cylinders, 5 1-2 inch
bore, by 6-inch strike, 120 hoise
power.
Wheel Base —156 1-2 inches.
Wheels— Artillery type.
Tires —Single front, single rear.
Lighting System—Two 10-inch
electric head-lights. One 10-nicn
electric search-light.
Gasoline Capacity —28 gallons
gravity feed.
Siren Horn —“B & M, ’ motor
driven.
Locomotive Bell—One.
Tool Box —One.
Crowbar —une.
Hose Capacity—l2oo feet of 2 1-2
inch hose.
Chemical Tank —One, 40-gallon
capacity.
Chemical Hose—2oo feet of 3-1
inch chemical hose.
Ladders—One 20-foot extension
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