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FRIDAY, AUGUST 13,1926
Proposed Increase in Railroad Rate Affecting Shipments To Arizona Oil Refineries Suspended by Commission PHOENIX The proposed in crease from 38 1-2 cents a hundred pounds to 79 cents a hundred on “refinery tops” oil was ordered sus pended in an order handed down by the Interstate Commerce Commis sion in the ote, according to a copy of the order received here by the Arizona ITrporation Clientis slcn this week. The Interstate Commerce Com mission finds He order that the prt - iosal of the r-rlroads to change the classification '. r “refinery taps ’ from gas oil to engine distillate, which would increase the rates mor 3 than double, is not justified and directs that the prefer.t classi fication be maintained uutii the proposed classification can be jus tified. The order of the Commission, it is stated, will enable the independ ent oil refineries in Arizona to “ortinue business as in the past. The increase in the rates from California to Arizona as proposed in the reclassification of the oil, would have made it necessary for the refineries in Arizona to go out of business, it was stated. The railroads proposed to change the classification last January but HEMSTITCHING Hemstitching and embroidery fin- ished MRS. B. L. YOUNG HEMSTITCHING SHOP 316 Kinsley Avenue Work Shoes FOR BOYS Specially Priced For SATURDAY ONLY Strongly made work shoes, with Goodyear “WINGFOOT” composition sole, made with the famous GOODYEAR WELT. Guaranteed to outwear any shoe on the market, and w T e sell them for less! 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PHILLIPS the Rio Granae Oil company, of Phoenix, and the Independent Pe troleum Marketers association, of Los Angeles, opposed the change and the Interstate Commerce Com mission ordered the classification suspended until August 26, 1)26, pending a hearing of the matter. The hearing was held in Los An geles in the latter part of Febru ary. The Arizona Corporation Commission entered the case as in tervenors on behalf of the shippers in Arizona. At the'hearing, it was brought out that the oil known as "refin ery tops’’ was the crude oil after a first distillation, and that it con tained gasoline, engine distillate, kerosene, and a small quantity of gas oil. The refineries in Arizona, it was brought out, shipped the “refinery tops” to Phoenix, and re fined it for the gasoline, kerosene, and the engine distillate. The railroads contended that they had allowed the oil to be classed as gas oil and to be shipped under a rate of 38.5 cents a hundred from Los Angeles to Phoenix because of an order of the California commis sion. It was stated at the hearing that if the increase was allowed the in dependent refineries in Arizona would have to go out of business. The order of the Interstate Com merce Commission does not close the case as it will allow the rail roads to file a new schedule if same can be justified. The order, Lo! Behold the Royal Indian Chief NEA. Los Angeles l'. ureai Crown Prince Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, visiting America now has been made a blood brother and chieftain by a band of Arapahoe Indians ihere. Chief Standing Bear has presented Chief Gustavus with a feather chapeau. Gas Prices Fail to Decrease Despite Freight Rate Cut PHOENIX Since August 6, when new freight rates on gasoline went into effect between the Los Angeles district refineries and Ar izona, the state Corporation Com mission has been receiving inquir ies from consumers who wanted to know when the saving to the pro ducers would be passed on to the general public, Commissioner Clay pool stated Tuesday. “Thus far,” said Commissioner W. D. Claypool, “we have been obliged to answer that we are with out jurisdiction and that officially we have no information . Unoffi cially and individually we learn from authoritative sources, how ever, that the producers have been unable to come to an agreement on just how much of the reduction made by the railroads should be passed and how much absorbed. Thus far, the result has been that it is all being absorbed. “The rate has been reduced be tween Los Angeles and Phoenix from 98.5 cents the hundredweight to 80 cents. One gallon of gasoline weighs approximately 6.6 pounds and, if you carry out the necessary arithmetic, you will find that this reduction on the hundredweight is equivalent to 1.23 cents on the gal lon.. For other Arizona points, how ever, it ranged as high in some in stances as 2:5 cents. “We are reliably informed that certain of the oil companies bene fitting by the lower freight rates now prevailing proposed a general reduction of 2 cents on the gallon fbr all Arizona. “If you will refer to the public record of the proceedings had be fore the Interstate Commerce Com mission, it will appear plainly that the producers largely based their application on the injustice worked to Arizona consumers by the rates then in effect. Moreover, we have in our files letters from officials of one oil company which make the case for the consumer even plain er. These, I think, would he hard ly proper to make public at this time, but the public record is open to anybody.” The record shows that on May 3, the commission prescribed lower rates, but that the railroads asked for a rehearing. On July 25, the oil companies opposed a rehearing and asked that, in any event, the rates already ordered go into im mediate effect. No order from the commission has yet come down but on August 9 the carriers voluntar ily reduced the rates to correspond with the May order. “The commission having found the rates unreasonable,” Mr. Clay pool stated, “it seems that the rates which the commission prescribed” —on May 1,1926—“ should be put into effect, to the end that the ship pers and the Arizona consumers of these products may have immedi ate relief from the unreasonable, burdensome and excessive rates which they have borne for so many years ” Woman Who Killed Spouse Acquitted By Cochise Jury BISBEE Mrs. Alice Stokeley. charged with the murder of her husband the night of June 24, was acquitted by a jury in Tombstone Tuesday night after less than two hours deliberation. The prosecu tion had asked for a verdict of second degre ' murder. The case had been in progress at the county seat since last Saturday morning, reaching the jury at 6:15 o’clock Tuesday evening after an entire day of argument by the state and defense. Mrs. Stokeley shot and killed her husband, Charles, a Bisbee miner, about 9 o’clock in the evening after having previously called the police in for protection. She claimed he had threatened her life following a quarrel over money matters. The prosecution attempted to prove that the slain man fled from the Stoke ley house during a quarrel and was returning when he considered time enough had elapsed for the quarrel to blow over. The shots were fired from the front door, Stokeley run ning across the street and falling dead from a bullet wound through the neck. however, is considered as a victory for the independent refineries in Arizona, as well as one which will benefit all users of gasoline in the state. THE WINSLOW MAIL State Sends 67,000 Trout to Stock Salt River Below Dam GLOBE A shipment compris ing 27,000 lake trout and 20,000 each of brook and rainbow trout, or a total of 67,000, arrived in Globe early this week for plant ing in the Salt river below the Roosevelt dam. D. A. Pettis, state game warden, arrived earlier in the day to supervise the planting. He was assisted by the members of the Gila County Fsh and Game Protective association in the under taking. Local sportsmen have been ap pealed to by the game association to furnish trucks to transport the fish from Globe to the Salt River, and there was no lack of transpor tation facilities. HOME READING Mrs. Brown: “I should like to buy a book that will keep my hus band at home for a few evenings.” Book Clerk: “Yes, ma’am. A sleep or awake?” IsltNotTimeforaChange? 8 The American people .have never believed that any man is good enough or great enough to be entrusted with high executive office term Our. country was fortunate in having as its first President a man of high character and great wisdom. George Washington refused even to consider a third term as President, and his wise decision has become a great American tradition. Ambitious men have sought to violate it; great politicians have schemed to shatter it; but always, the people have held fast to its protection. When any man has evidenced a desire for a third term as President of the United States, the people have always refused their consent. No matter how good or how great the man may have been, the response of the people has been, “NO, IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE!” When our Federal Constitution was being framed, some men sought to provide that the President of the United States should hold office a. e. ellimwood for life. The idea was rejected as un-American Dcm £|£aUc Candidate an d dangerous. A short term of four years was provided for, and the tradition established by George Washington made more than two terms impossible to any man. The framers of the Constitution were wise in their decision, and Wash ington was wise in his. Liberty is a precious thing; yet it may be easily lost. It may be lost by too much hero-worship. It may be lost by creating the illusion that one man only is fit to govern, and that he must be kept in office always. The great bulwark of American liberty is change in high executive office. The Fathers of our Republic knew this, and their descendants of today know it. No political machine in America has ever been powerful enough to keep any man in high executive office term after term. Always, the peo ple have asked, “Is it not time for a change?” And always, they have answered by making a change! Governor Hunt has already served five terms in his present office. He now seeks a sixth term. Is our great American tradition sound? Is it not time for a change ? PAMPHLET ON FIVE MEASURES BEFORE VOTERS IS READY PHOENIX Within the next 30 days the initiative and referendum publicity pamphlet containing in formation on the five measures to be voted upon at the general elec tion will be distributed to every voter in the state, it was announc ed this w r eek by Secretary of State James H. Kerby. Advance copies of the pamphlet were received from the printer this week by Mr. Kerhy. When the printing has been completed the material will be sent to all voters by the Secretary’s office, it was said. The pamphlets, which were also compiled by Secretary Kerhy, con tain copies of the constitutional amendment 100-101 “Limiting Ten ure of Elective State Office” the referendum measure 300-301 “Live stock Code Meat Inspection Amendment”; referendum 302-303 “Repealing state game and fish law”; initiative measure 304-305 “State Highway Finance Bill”; and initiative measure 306-307 “Auto mobile Tax Reduction Law.” Argument against the meat in spection amendment of the live stock code, argument in favor of repealing the game and fish law and argument in favor of the state highway finance bill were also con tained in the pamphlet. TAXABLE WEALTH OF STATE IS FIXED AT $653,163,397 Arizona's total assessed taxable wealth amounts to $653,163,397 and is divided into 62 different items, according to the report completed this week on the Segregation of the various classes of property in the state by the Arizona tax com mission. The segregation of the property values shows that the item headed “productive patented and unpatent ed mines" led the individual valu ation with a total of $207,305,148. The other items come under vari ous heads such as land and im provements on land, mining prop erty, saw mills, standing timber, banks, merchandise, furntiure, ve- hicles, public utilities and livestock. Arizona's total assessed wealth amounts to $672,165,260, the re port shows. Some of this is ex empt from taxation so the taxable wealth is $653,163,397. Other wealth coming under the heading of mines in addition to the productive mines are smelters, val ued at $21,4 1 7,155, concentrators, valued at $18,188,348, and mining machinery, valued at $16,393,088. The next highest item in the re port shows the standard gauge railways with an assessed valua tion of $102,904,833. Irrigated lands in the state ivere valued at $47,540,395. City and town lots were placed at $40,950,6 1 7, while the improvement on this property was assessed at $63,626,247. Ranges in Arizona best in years, and supply of feed promises to be good throughout summer. Shaving jH| Shaving isn’t the painful task it once was, and for that reason men aren’t dragged to their shaving materials re luctantly and more faces bloom un hidden by crops of whiskers. Improvements in razors, new and sci-. entific methods of softening the beard, shaving creams and face lotions have ac complished this. For every well-known brand of shav ing necessity, see us! Central Drug Co. PAGE THREE Contracts Totaling SIOO, 000 Let for Desert Sanatorium TUCSON Contracts in connec tion with the construction of the Desert Sanatorium of Southern Ar izona, Inc., aggregating more than SIOO,OOO, have just been awarded, according to an announcement made by Dr. Bernard Langdon Wy att, president of the board of di rectors of the corporation, and medical director of the new insti tution. The hospital will be ready for pa tients about November 15, 1926, Dr. Wyatt said. The entire plant will cost about $200,000 w'hen complet ed. Tucson—San Francisco interests plan to erect business building at First Street and Stone ave.