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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1920
Gay Hankins, Chairman Os Cochise County Central Committee Explodes Cameron “Bunk” (An Interview by A. M. Alderson) Tombstone, October 20, 1926 “It seems to me that it is time somebdy should call the attention of the people of Arizona to the long line of bunk promises—started as long ago as 1920 and unfulfilled six years later —by the person who so arrogantly calls himself ‘Arizona’s Go-Getter’.” This was the opening sentence of a talk I had with Clay Hankins, the fiery treasurer of Cochise coun ffltfj Rep. C. B. Hudspeth Pays His Respects "3 to “Cowardly Political Bushwhackers” | ’ ) and Signs His Name to It! This Letter from a Texas Congressman and One of ~~~~ ' the Leading Stockmen of the Southwest .— —' Will Interest All Fair - —— —\. 'Minded Voters! * \ .. ]dou» ® l 111 „ab»t s ’ ,nce s \ \ **£^* m ?’*Z**?£% r* *“‘M ■ \ \. ' \igSi^ pttgS^ \S^fti?^ \ actual eX^ ver y “f‘ e carl San C^ c%3 s '*'!; ' .‘ v;a s »« . a tion ;’' N „ postpo"®. g to ')°' i states Se- fter f«?™[ ira la, \ \ u dene W ong on *e est Ten „ ay den c „» '^ c0 sst°n- ( , ote d »» %U *'f® c On’-ted lot of tba t \ \#ia»«iWis^\ ' YOUR VOTE FOR H CARL HAYDEN Hj FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR BB Is a Vote for Clean, Progressive Governmeni ty, in Tombstone the other day. Mr. Hankins had been listening to a lot of NEW promises’ with which he said Mr. Cameron has been flooding Cochise county this year. He was disgusted because as be expressed it, “nobody calls Cam eron down and shows up the rec ord. They let him get away with it,” he said. “When everybody who has lived hero as 1 have for years knows lliat Cameron has promised us everything and brought us noth ing. He will promise the moon for a football, or the milky way for a sandwich —anything tc win votes. “In 1920,” said Mr. Hankins, “Cameron wrote a letter to many Arizona voters in which he said that ‘Ho had the financial hacking to build two huge hydro-electric plants in the Grand Canyon which will develop 965,00(1 kilowatts of electric power-- enough to electrify every railroad, mine, mill city, town and hamlet in Arizona at such a low cost that will make if possible for the poorest to enjoy its advantages and comforts. “In 1920, Cameron promised to THE WINSLOW MAIL ! use this great which he | ABSOLUTELY promised to build 'HIMSELF, that he would .furnish j electric power from the Grand Can j yon to irrigate by pumping all the | great acreage of unreclaimed land i in the San Simon, Sulphur Springs and Casa Grande valleys. “Now he comes around and tells us that he will, if re-elected, have the FEDERAL government build a great steam plant to irrigate the Sulphur Springs valley. “He didn’t build any hydroelec tric plants in the Grand Canyon that anybody knows of. “And he won’t procure any great steam plants to pump water in the • Sulphur Springs valley. • “He promised to have the govern -1 ment build a great military canton ment at Douglas. What is there I • now? Last week there were, only ! 1 351 soldiers at Camp Harry J. Jones i ’ living in shacks. But Cameron is j still saying he will move about half i ’ t.he army over here to Arizona. At i ! Nogales he says this great post will j 1 be near there —at Huachuea prob- j ! ably. At Douglas he says it will ! be located there. “Which promise does lie intend to ! i keep? “My experience leads me to think that he intends to keep neith -1 er one of them. 'He is yelping toi a copper tuiiff. What has lie been doing for six straight years that he never said j anything about such a tariff when l there was, in 1922, a chance to I write such a tariff into the general j revision or the tariff through the | Fordney-McGumber act? I “I hear that he promises miners four dollars a day increase in Bis iiee, and in another camp he prom ! ises them six dollars and in anoth er eight. Which promise does he | intend to keep, if any? ! “He claims some of the credit for blocking the Swing-Johnson bill—when the record shows and everybody admits that Carl Hay- RECORD OF SAM PROCTOR, CANDIDATE FOR LEGISLATURE, SHOWS ACTIVITY IN BEHALF OF LABOR LEGISLATION When is was announced early ir the primary campaign this summe that Sam W. ProctoT would be ; candidate on the Democratic ticke for a seat in the state legislature Democratic leaders of 'this distric felt that the logical candidate hac been advanced at the right time basing their judgment on Mr. Proe tor’s record as a legislator in th early days of Arizona’s statehood on his record as a citizen and oi his ability and tact which wer< proven in his past political life. Investigation reveals that San ,Proctor has a most enviable rec ord, and one to which he can poin with pride, not only for its clean ness, hut for its achievement. Entering political life in the fall campaign of 1914, Mr. Proctor war elected to the second state legis ture, taking office in January, 1915 During this term, Mr. Proctor serv ed 120 days in the legislature, at tending one regular session and two special sessions. His ability won him places on various- important committees. Ht was chairman of the Committee or Accounting and Business Methods and was a member of committees on ways and means, appropriations judiciary and labor. This list in eludes the most important commit tees in the house, and the fact tha! the appointments were based or merit should cause Mr. Proctor nc small amount of pride. While serving in this legislaturt and on these committees, Mr. Proc tor vigorously supported all labor legislation that.ca;ne before the house; and his stand qn all matters pertaining to better labor laws is still a proverb and an example in the halls of Arizona’s legislature. Even prior to his legislative ser vice, and during the sitting of the first state legislature, Sam Proctor had time and took the trouble to give his undivided and unselffish support to all labor legislation that came before the first session of the legislature. This included the car limit law, the full crew law, the pilot law and the experience law, all beneficial to railroad workers particularly, and Mr. Proctor’s in fluence was instrumental in pass ing these statutes. During the second legislature, as floor leader for the administration, Sam Proctor led the fight against den, ALONE and UNAIDED, killed that bill in the house of represen tatives after Cameron had been able to muster only THREE vot»s against it in the senate. “He claims to be the father of the San Carlos project—the Cool idge dam—when the fact is that Carl Hayden and Henry Ashurst committed the federal government to this project, got the diversion dams and canals authorized, and right in the middle of the war time, when appropriations we're mighty hard to get, procured nearly $700,- 000 for these purposes? “That was before Cameron ever got into the senate. “He says, arrogantly and with an amazing gall, that he ‘put the foHy-eighth star in the flag.’ All alone, so he says, he created the state of Arizona. “He claims to have procured re turn of grazing fees. What are the facts? “The fact is that Carl Hayden, because lie is such a fine parlia mentarian, because he has such a quick wit and is so clever a de bater under the five-minute rules of the house, knocked out by points of order, sustained by the speaker, determined efforts to double and treble the grazing fees all over the national forests and reservations. “The fact is that Mr. Hayden wrote the amendment to a resolu tion which was presented by Gen eral Greeley, then chief of the bu reau, which gave the head of the forestry department authority to re turn grazing fees in drought strick en areas, and that Cameron didn’t have a blessed thing to do with it. “I could continue indefinitely to show the ridiculous nature of Cam eron’s claims of accomplishments and the long list of his forgotten promises. “The foregoing instances, how ever, are sufficient to show any in telligent man that Cameron is sim ply creating a fabricated record in an endeavor to make himself the simulant of a great man. “Carl Hayden’s fine record of fourteen years’ service to the peo ple of his state stands unchalleng ed by Democrat, Republican, Mug wump, Socialist or anybody else. G. W. Nelson —for STATE SENATOR PAGE SEVEN the mine tax law, the purpose of which was to relieve the burden of taxation on the mining interests ind place it on the shoulders ot he small taxpayers. It was during his session that Mr. Proctor held he important committee positions l referred to in preceding para graphs. Mr. Proctor’s record in the sitting )f the second legislature, a record hat is open to the “public and of which any man might be proud, ihows beyond a doubt that he is me who believes that the-'funrtn* mental laws of the state and na£ -ion are supreme, and that he i% a law abiding citizen who believe* the laws should be modified only ay the will of the people. At the convening of the thi.vj legislature. Mr. Proctor was apt pointed secretary of the house, amt it the end of that session he waijj Appointed secretary of the corpora ition commission. Two years lat* pr he resigned that position and returned to Winslow, which ha<J been his home since 1905. His record in Winslow as a citi zen is as impressive as his reconf is a legislator. Starting here as % fireman on the Santa Fe lines, h« was made an engineer in 1907? which jol) he held until 1921, wheij he resigned. Following his rail® road work, Mr. Proctor went int<* the publishing business,, purchas* ing the Winslow Mail. He relin| luished this business on January Ist, 1926, and since then has operat* ed the Bazell Motor Camp Ground? Mr. Proctor has always been al» lieu with progressive movement* Concerning his home town, and i# a member of every organization! having the good of his state, count ty and city at heart. » During his early life here he wa£ chairman of the Brotherhood of Lot comotive Firemen and Engineers? and later local chairman of the Lff of L. E. * He is now a member of the boanl of education of the Northern Ari< zona Teachers College, and ha§ been secretary of that body for tha past 4 years. He has always tak* en a keen interest in educationaT matters, and his attitude towunj educational policies' of the state? county and city has always been forward looking. He makes no boastful show of il; and he has refused to make any reply to Cameron’s ridiculous state*- ments. He is making his own cauU paign and lets Cameron go as hf pleases. * “But I hope the people of Ari zona will read what I have saidj. just for the purpose of keeping tha record straight, and if I can keep one voter from being fooled by tliiA Cameron ‘bunk’ then I shall be satjj isfied.” 41 Mr. Hankins promised the write? that everybody in the Sulphur Spring valley and throughout Co chise county will know about fc* because, as he said, “I’ll see 'em aM myself.” Number Os Winslow People Will Vote Absentee Ballots Winslow voters who will be un able to cast their vote In their home precinct on account of absence have taken advantage of the Absentee Voter ballots again, as they did be fore in the primaries, and in great er number. Applications for these ballots have been available at the office of Justice of the Peace Sam Proctor, and the calls have been frequent. These applications, after they are received by county recorder Lucrq tia W. IGanigan, are followed by the ballots, which are sent to the absentee voters. The ballots must be filled- out, jp. thq . office: of ; the Justice off the P^ace 1 , and are.’trail ed to the election boards tinder seal. The absentee ballot is or parti cular value to Winslow railroari men, whose work may take them out of the city on election day. The procedure also applies to people who are too ill or are otherwise physically unable to go to the polls. An ancient sage these wise words spoke, * “The woman pays, but the man goes broke.” RAILROADS AND FARMING Directly and indirect ly we get our bread ; and butter from these , two sources. Elect a man who is in sym pathy with both and who understands . their needs and prob lems.