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atbtt miltttt. She TWENTY-NINTH YEAR. NOGALES, SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, ARIZONA, DECEMBER 17, 1921. So 51 CONQUER BY SAVING Overcome the shift lessness of listlessness and save and have. Gain a name and fame through conquest of yourself. Lay aside a little money and re ceive the reward that peaceof body and mind brings when you are old. Start depositing here today. THE First National Bank of Nogales, NOGALES, ARIZONA SOMA BME Nogales. CAPITAL $100,000.00 SURPLUS 25,000.01) A General Banking Business Transacted foreign exchange BOUGHT AND SOLD QOLD A SILVER BULLION I AGENCIES IN ALL PRINCIPAL CITIES IN THE WEST. COAST I 1 Iv-m-; QUALITY. COURTESY. The Spirit of Friendship. This store looks upon its patrons not merely as customers but as friends. People purchase here because they have friendly feeling for this store. The cause which develops this friendly feeling, may differ, in fact, they are sure to differ. One's friendship for the store is the result of finding good values; another's is the result of effi cient service and courteous treatment, and so on . Naturally this friendshiply feeling on the part of our patrons is reciprocated on our part. And this spirit of mutual friendship is an impetus for greater service and an incentive to ever-increasing endeavor to make this store a place where every visitor will feel perfectly at home. THE BROADWAY NOGALES, a PEDRO TRELLES! "AaDATBTl I OFICINA E IXUEME- MAGI) A LENA EN- I UOS DE M.4IALENA. GINEE1MNU OFFICE. URFACk A n d underground mine surveying i' i TRUST CO Arizona Epes Randolph, President L. A. Martinez. Vice President Max MuiiiiER, Vice President Wm C. Wineqar, Secretary J. M. EsTRnoo, Asst. Secretary C. Mionabdot, Cashier OF MEXICO SERVICE. STORE, INC. I ARIZONA i ARIZONA WEEKLY INDUSTRIAL REVIEW. (December 12, 1921) Wilcox The San Pedro bridge closed for several months now open to traffic. Phoenix to hold state indus trial conference December 15 16. Oatman Ore value in Oatman United increasing with depth. Wickenburg Supervisors pass resolution declaring road to Peo ria state highway. Mayer 1500 head of cattle leaves Cordes Siding for Cali fornia points. Globe New municipal light ing system makes successful test. Oatman Arrangements com pleted to put United American ore through Tom Reed mill. Bisbee Copper Queen stop ping richest ore in many years. Holbrook New home of Hoi brook Tribune completed and occupied by paper. Clarkdale United Verde ex cavating site for new crushing plant. Tucson Federal aid applied for to construct 70 mile road to Yuma. Phoenix 80 per cent of cot ton crop in Salt River Valley picked. Safford Government contracts with Hay Growers Association for over 400 tons. Globe and Miami report gen eral improvement in mining con ditions. Oatman Adams mine to sink to 200 level. Tom Reed putting 100 tons through mill daily. Glendale Instructions for the third rural route received by postmaster. Holbrook -The Navajo County Livestock Loan company gets second loan of 200,000 from na tional association. Phoenix Construction of tide water terminal in southwestern corner proposed. Clifton stock yards made first cattle shipments since June 1920 Walker Installation of ma chinery under way at Big Dome mice. Superior Construction of Superior-Miami highway to be completed February 1st. Katherine Sunbeam proper ty to be actively developed un der new management. Holbrook Taylor interests planning erection of second drill Phoenix Recent stock condi tions throughout state good. Katherine $100,000,000 deal on Katheiine, Sheeptail and Pyramid groups by British syn dicate reported. Kingman Operations at Old Timer group in Union Pass dis trict to start. Glendale organization of Coun ty Dairymen's Association to stimulate interest in industry going forward. Katherine Active develop ment campaign to be launched at Fault Fissure. Phoenix Federal power com mission to hold public meeting January 5th on proposed Black river project. . . Oatman Oatman-Arizona to equip property with modern ma chinery. Benson Big powder freight rate saving to be effected upon completion Apache plant. Clifton Homestead Gold Min ing and Milling company capit alized 2,500,000 incorporated. Flagstaff County potato crop for year estimated at 202,500. State and cotfnty taxes have risen to an incredible height and such taxes if continued will spell nothing less than complete con tiscation. Willcox Three car loads of high grade Hereford steers sold at public auction. Building for first 10 months of 1921 shows increase of 50 per cent. Tombstone Local silver pro nertv here to be operated new mill to be constructed. Prescott Jerome Verde De velopment company takes over Jerome Verde Copper company for a consideration of 240,000. Phoenix to ship 40 cars of Pi ma long staple cotton to eastern market. Holbrook Black Canyon Oil company ready to resume drill ing. Oil and gas showing re ported at Scorse ranch well. Only 112,000,000 in gold and silver were mined in 1920, ac- coiding to an official estimate from the bureau of mines, made in co operation with the geolo gical survey. A reduction of $9,146,500 in gold and about $1, 400,000 in silver, compared with 1919, is shown. A total of 2,- 476,166 ounces of gold, having a value of 51,186,900, was pro duced, and 60,801,955 ounces of silver, value at 60,801,955. Douglas 10 sections of state and federal lands to be added to Camp Harry J. Jones. Tucson University ships 5a0 lb. pig to Nogales rancher. Nogales 25th U. S. Infantry to be retained at Camp Stephen D. Little. Phoenix Arizona gets 154, 140 for construction of forest roads and trails. Nogales 50,000 to be raised to drill for oil in Elgin field. Douglas 500 soldiers arrive at Camp Harry J. Jones. Tucson Especially fine calf crop reported throughout Santa Rita range. Gila 20 inches of silver ore running 4,000 to ton opened in Richmond Basin property. Miami 250 men put on since resumption of the International smelter. GRAND AVENUE BOOSTERS. Business men and property owners of Grand avenue met yesterday morning at the J. C. Penney company store and dis cussed plans for business im provement on Grand avenue. Considerable interest was shown by those present and it was decided that the chief way of promoting better business on Grand avenue was to work to open that thoroughfare with Mexico, and divert a great deal of thetravel from Nogales, So nora, to Nogales, Arizona thro ugh Grand avenue. As a result of the meeting several trucks are being worked all day today bringing dirt from the O'Keefe property to fill in the unfinished portion of Grand avenue to Mexico. The spirit of Grand avenue business boosters is the Nogales spirit. They are not only boosting their own street but are boost ing Nogales. As one merchant of Grand avenue puts it, "We are not fighting any other Nogales busi ness street. We are boosting the entire city and particularly our own street. It is Nogales first then Grand avenue." Grand avenue bids fair to rival Morley avenue as a retail center of Nogales. Already many stores have opened on that street and two more large concerns expect to open on Grand avenue this month. One of these is the Fed eral Baking Company of Tucson. Citizens of Nogales should boost their own particular street or neighborhood and never fail to put in a good word for any other portion of the city. Nogales is growing, more com mercial property is necessary, and the logical place for the growth to assert itself the strongest, Grand Avenue. Herald, JAIL THE GUN TOTER. One of the most important safeguards to life in the state would be the rigid enforcement of the law against the carrying of concealed weapons. Under the law no one is allowed to carry a deadly weapon, and if this was lived up to there would be less crime. Gun toters are not carrying around their arsen al for protection, but to start something should the occasion warrant. Even the cowboys who formerly went into the roundups with big guns strapped on gave up the habit after the law against the useage went into effect and thereafter few killings were reported on the range. Now every young fellow who steps out of doors at night is packing a big six shooter in his rear pocket. Arrests and jail sentences would break up the habit and cleanse the atuaos pbere. Prospector. THE INCOME TAX. Important changes in income tax procedure directed by Com missioner David H. Blair are embodied in a Treasury Decision effective December 16th, which provides for the prompt adjust ment of claims for refund and abatement of Federal taxes. Heretofore when an over assessment or over payment was disclosed by-the audit of an in come tax return, the taxpayer was invited to tile a claim for the abatement of the overassess ment or the refund of the over payment. When received the claim was registered and filed away until reached in due course for consideration. Because of the number of such claims filed, delay in adjustment necessarily resulted. After December 15th taxpay ers will not be advised of their privilege of filing a claim for the refund of taxes which have been paid in excess of amounts legally due, but instead will re ceive a certificate of over assess ment and a check in correction of the error or if an assessment is outstanding against the tax payer for income or excess pro fits tax, the overpayment will be applied as a credit against the assessment and the balance im mediately refunded. This will be of distinct finan cial advantage to both the tax payer and the government. It will do away with the necessity for the taxpayer filing a claim for refund and will greatly re duce the amount of work to be done" by the Bureau in the ad iustment of claims. Taxpayers may continue to file claims for abatement and refund, but it is expected that the number of such claims filed each month will be greatly reduced. Efforts are being made by the Bureau to adjust within six months all claims now pending and thereafter to keep the work current. The Revenue Act of 1921 pro vides that under certain condi tions interest shall be paid upon claims from the date of the pay ment of the tax to the date of the allowance of the claim. The new procedure should greatly reduce the amount of interest which the government must of necessity pay upon claims for refund. ARIZONA LEADS ALL STATES. That Arizona with an increase in population of over 50 per cent during the period of 1910-1920, outdistanced every state in the union with respect to growth, is the statement contained in an interesting article of the current issue of the Literary Digest. The statement follows: Three states Nevada, Missis sippi and" Vermont actually lost population between 1910 and 1920, according to the bureau of census. Meanwhile Arizona grew over 50 per cent. California, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Flor ida and Michigan increased from 35 to 50 per cent. The Michigan growth, however, was largely due to greater industrial activi ties in and around Detroit, which became in the last decade the fourth city of the United States. In twenty states and in the dis trict of Columbia the rates of increase were greater than that for the United States as a whole, which was 14.9 per cent, and in 25 states the rates of increase were smaller than that for the country as a whole. Of the most populous ten states, six (Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Michigan, Califor nia and New Jersey) show great er rates of increase than the country as a whole, and four (New York, Pennsylvania, Mas sachusetts and Missouri) show smaller rates. Of the twenty states whose population increased more rapid ly than that of the United States as a whole, eight are .east and 12 are west of the Mississippi river and of the 28 states whose population increased less rapid ly than that of the country as a whole, eighteen are east and ten are west of the Mississippi. On ly six northern states (Connec ticutt, New Jersey. Ohio, Illi nois, Michigan and Minnesota) and live southern states (West Virginia, North Carolina, Flor ida, Oklah oma and Texas) in creased in population more rap idly than the United States as a whole; but in the eleven western states, all but two (New Mexico and Nevada) show increases at greater rates than for the entire country. This, the census bu reau explains, is because the westward migration which has been so distinguishing a charac teristic of the country's growth showed a pronounced decline during the last decade. Between 1900 and 1910 all of the western states increased in population at rates far in excess of the aver age for the United States, bat between 1910 and 1920 only five of the western states (Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming) increased at rates more than double that for the nation as a whole. There has been no change be tween 1910 and 1920 in rank among the leading states New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Texas and Massachusetts but Michigan, which ranked eighth at the census of 1910,now ranks seventh, and California, which ranked twelfth in 1910, now range eighth, both these states having passed Missouri, which ranked seventh in 1910. FAULTY PACKING. So many claims for damages are being paid by railroads and express companies and so much loss and inconvenience caused to shippers, that inspection of all packages is being made by transportation companies during November, and where defects are found the shipper will be in formed regarding better packing Employes of railroads and ex press companies may not be as careful as they should in hand ling packages, but it will pro bably be found that much of the loss in shipments is caused by defective packing the use of packages not strong enough to carry the weight and strain of the contents. Shipments which reach their destination in bad condition are usually subject to delays in de livery, and in many cases they are rejected altogether. The re sult is that the transportation company is put to heavy ex pense in making up the loss, and the delay to the consignee is considerable. The object of the examination and checking of shipments is an educational one, the results of which will benefit both the tran sportation companies and the shippers. Merchandise will ar rive in better condition and de livered with the minimum of complaint. DRILLING FOR OIL. Patagonia, Dec. A company composed of business men of Nogales and Santa Cruz county and headed by W. A. Keyte, of Nogales, is now sinking an oil well in the Elgin fields. The well has been drilled to a depth of more than one hundred feet and the casing is being set this week. The lease held by this company is located two miles north and two miles east of Sonoita. The drilling of this well, coup led with the fact that more than three thousand dollars is being paid each month for oil leases in Santa Cruz county, has aroused much interest and many persons well known in the oil business are going over the field. One citizen of Nogales stated during an interview that he bad found oil indications in Santa Cruz county as early as forty years ago and had always main tained that when the proper peo ple became interested oil in pay ing quantities would be produc ed in this county. Situated in one of the richest mining belts in the world the future prosperity of this county is assured, and when one con siders the possibility of oil being discovered there is no wonder that hopes are running high in this district. Increased business activity in this section of the county will mean much to Patagonia.