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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 16

Phoenix, Arizona
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Thursday, September 17, 1936
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ESQ The bochf overcharged with the excess of yesterday, iceiqhs down the mind together with itself. Horace. Constitution Day, An Occasion As Important As Independence Day Constitution Dav, the 140th anniversary of the completion ana sieninjr of the Constitution of the United States will be observed throughout the nation today. Although not usually so recognizert, this dav is equally important in the history of the Lmted Mates as July 4th, Independence Day, for it was on September 1 i, ltt, that a jrreat democracy which had been conceived on July 4, It t, was born. Trior to that the new nation consisted chietly ot i-i colonies looselv bound together, some of whom favored an independent government of their own. The constitution was the cord that bound them into one republic which, after nearly a centuiy and a half, is still the greatest democracy in the world In the 18 vears since the close of the World war, the Constitution of the United States has come to mean more to its citizens than at any previous era in its history, more probably than it meant at the close of the Civil war. It has been during these past 18 vears that the complexity of the Social, economic and industrial life of the nation has increased many fold. The war period seemed to have served as a knife to sever the pre-war scheme ot life from the nation and to start it upon a new era. The changing panorama of life in the nation and in the world has placed severe strains upon the constitution. So far it has withstood them in admirable fashion. But thinking people everywhere in the nation are now recognizing that a document which was adaptable to social and economic conditions a century ago must of necessity undergo some changes in order to serve democracy in this age with its more complex problems. We believe that is generally agreed to by all students of national affairs. The point of difference is the form of the changes to be made to make this basic law of the land more nearly fit the demands this civilization is making upon it, and it is a most important point. In fact, it is so important that upon the form used in amending the constitution mav depend the future of democracy in the United States. Improper and unwarranted amending of the 140-year-old document will not only destroy free government but also the republic itself. Changes in the constitution must be undertaken only after deliberate and careful study, and the exercise of great caution in the wording of the proposed amendments. We cannot agree with some that the entire instrument should be rewritten. Its frame and its major parts are equally as protective today as they were when the constitutional convention adopted them even though most of the sections were compromises. A factor with respect to the amending of the constitution which many citizens fail to recognize is that a loose word in an amendment mav delegate unlimited powers to the executive, legislative or judicial branches of the government which the people never intended to confer, and which in the hands of the unscrupulous could be seized upon to take from the citizens their freedom and their liberties. An example of this is found in the 16th amendment to the constitution relating to taxation. In form the powers conferred therein upon the central government do not endanger the freedom and liberty of the people as much as a similar careless wording of some other amendment relating to social, economic, industrial, agricultural, or labor conditions might. In this period when democracy throughout the world is threatened by forces which would destroy it, Ave must be chary of the changes we make in the instrument which guarantees to us our democracy. Rigid Enforcement The Solution Detouring Around The Sink H ole We fail to see what there is in the gambling: situation in the city for the city commission and committees which call upon it concerning it to wrangle over. The issue is clear-cut and straightforward. It is simply one of law enforcement, and simmers down to a question whether the gambling ordinances and laws are to be enforced' or ignored. There is no middle course possible, nor can there be a compromise, hence there is nothing in the situation to cause a controversy. It is recognized that no city commission in Phoenix can legalize gambling because the state law prohibits it in the state at large. This law includes all sorts of gaming devices, one of which is the slot machine. Even without a city ordinance prohibiting it, the police officers would be duty bound to arrest those found gambling or operating gaming devices. Slot machines are probably more vicious in nature than cards or devices such as roulette wheels since they are operated, when operated, more or less in the open, and are accessible for play by the youth as well as the adults. They cannot be stamped out by arresting and fining the operators, or seizing the machines, emptying them and returning them to the owner to be put into use again. Two Erroneous Contentions ' There are two contentions made about parking meters which are not entirely correct but which have nothing to do with the question whether the city should try them in the downtown section to eliminate traffic congestion. Both naturally are objections to the installation of the meters. The first is that the plan is another scheme to place additional taxes upon the motorists. In reality the five-cent charge made for use of a parking space is a service charge and is in the same category as similar charges made ' by parking lots. A . motorist is not compelled to park in a parking lot, nor is he compelled to park in a meter space. The matter is a choice of convenience. A fine paid for overpaying in limited parking zones downtown under the present system is not an overtime tax. The second is that motorists are being charged to park upon their own public streets, and for which the cost of improvements was met by them. In a few isolated instances where the state has taken over a street as part of a national highway system, the motorists shared in paying the cost of the improvement. In all other cases the owners of the properties abutting and adjoining the improved street "While the statements of Col. Frank Knox 'concerning insurance policies may not have been discussed at the President's conference with insurance executives in Washington, the artual effect of the meeting even though not called for that purpose, is an attempt to discount them. The session will have a political effect and will tend to minimize the declaration of Colonel Knox that insurance policies are not secure under the New Deal. However, the conference did not deal with the hazards which Colonel Knox said confronted insurance policies and savings accounts, but rather with the solvency of the insurance companies, a subject not even inferred in the declaration of the Chicago vice-presidential candidate. He did not question the solvency of the insurance companies, nor did he charge that they had not enjoyed a substantial increase in business. What he intended to and did convey was that the government's borrowing policy was endangering the savings of the people of the nation, whether invested in insurance policies, government bonds, or other forms of securities, or placed in savings banks. No person who gives the matter any thought at all can arrive at any other conclusion, concerning the borrowing and spending program of the New Deal than that it has heen spending the money of the people. Each bond issue floated to obtain money to carry on the government projects, no matter what their nature, is purchased with the money of the people. The government does not and cannot buy its own securities for if it had the cash to do so there would be no need to float a bond issue. The money with which the issues are bought must and does come from the people. It represents their savings and is for the greater part invested in government bonds both without their knowledge and without their consent. We do not mean that they might not consent to such an investment but merely that such a consent was not asked. A huge federal deficit has been piled up, not all of it belonging to the New Deal by any means. At some point along the line there must be a danger line beyond which government borrowing cannot go without seriously affecting the savings of the people and the credit of the nation. Many financiers believe that point either has been reached or is not far off. It appears as though we might say truthfully in Phoenix, "fall flew early this year." The Strange Inhabitants Of The Planet Earth For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. St. Luke 6:43. mi v men. . mm natiom ARMS RACE. In this vveird dance the natives dash around in. a large circle, chanting Nationaldefense" and Nationalhonor As the dance continues, thy run. Faster and faster and et dizzier and dizzier, until they finally go completely wild and tear one an other to pieces 0V AOflVN 3VXV Si f' bu,jAMESVBARTOr4 MD. paid the cost, not the motorists. The street is public, to be sure, but was not improved at public cost. Advantages An Of Injecting A patient, who has been told hy his physician that hp requires an operation for removal of hemorrhoids (piles) may naturally wonder why ho can't have the piles removed ly the injection method. As a matter of fart the injection method cannot tie used in all cases whereas surgery is suitable to all cases. Speaking: generally, hemorrhoids are divided into three classes. 1) those that are well up inside the howel. (" those that are at the outer marjrin hut do not protrude, and (3) those that actually hansr outside the howel. All the first, class can be injected and most, of the second also, but the third class (protruding pi'.es) cannot, be removed hy the injection method owing: to the severe swelling:. But even where the hemorrhoids are. of the first or second class and when the patient, and phxsicinn can have their choice of methods there are certain advantages and disadvantages about the injection method that should be considered. Prs. Harry K. V?acon and Harvey A. Price in ("linical Medicine and Surgery, outline the advantages and disadvantages of the injection method. The advantages are (a) no an- d Disadvantages Hemorrhoids Qand A University of J. the Masses By FREDERIC J. HASKIN aesthetic required a saving of money with no after effects from anaesthetic, (b) there is no pain during or following the injection, (c) patient walks into physician's office and out again no time lost from em plovment, (d) complica- j tions are rare, (e) injection can be done even when the patient is suf-' fcring with diabetes, h'-art dis ease, lung disease, or is very oin. The disadvantages of the injec- tion method: (a) not suitable for all caes of hemorrhoids; (b) there are more recurrences (hemorrhoids come back again) with the injection method than with surgery, being about IS percent after a period of two to five years: (c) the injection method seems so simple that .t is more likely to be done by a physician who is not adept at. using the needle as is a regular surgeon. "With experienced operators, very careful preparation of the various solutions used, complications today are very rare." "Where there are definite reasons why the injection method should not be used it should, of course, be avoided, but in selected cases it is an easy, painless, and satisfactory method of getting: rid of hemorrhoids." A render can ret the answer to nj question of fact by writinc The Arizona Kepnblic Information Bureau. Krerieric J. Haskin. riirertor. Wash-inctnn, I. C. I'leane enclose three centa for reulj. Every - Day Poems By George Elliston TOMORROW WAS HIS DAY "Always," they said, "he looked ahead, Tomorrow was his day." He took the joy afforded him, Nor let fear dim his way. "Tomorrow" was a happiness That beckoned him, that lured; If he lost heart on any day, Of this he felt assured, That on the morrow- bright success Would shine upon his plans. A man like that the highest praise And high respect commands. WHAT LIFE BRINGS "What has life brought you since we met, ' So many years ago?" i I asked as we sat down to chat. The story of years' flow. "A little joy, a little grief, And time was quickly sped." She answered, and much her same words Were those that I, too, said. Life's much alike for all of us, 'It has its sun and shade. Its merry times and bitter words, And hours and deeds that fade. But, too, it has its memories Of love and happiness. And these are recompense for all The sorrow and distress. WHY? Here are we all, ragpicker, squire -The master, servants, too, That we might know the purpose served As days we muddle through. What is the plan? Or is there one? Why are some rich some poor? And what is birth and what is life, And death that shuts the doot? Why? That eternal question comes Again and yet again; But answers give us nothing, nor Our joy, or thought, or pain. . (Copyright, 1936, by George Elliston) Q. When did 13 stars appear on 25-cent pieces? W. D. H. A. The 13 stars were used on quarter-dollars from 1S38 through Q. What pictures were the biggest money makers last year? B. C. A. For the calendar car of 1335 and up to April 1, 193. "Mutiny on the Bounty" led them all. "Top Hat" iwas second and "Roberta" and "Mid-i summer Night's Dream" tied for i third ploce. Q. Do all popular orchestras engage arrangers? If so, what is the average cost? L. H. G. A. Practically every major orches tra has a staff of arrangers specializ-jing in various rhythm styles. Some i orchestras pay s high as $50. 'WO a year to thce artists. For smaller bands, $sno a week is an average. Q. Please print the famous editorial of the Coffeeville Courier, "Why Editors Never Get Rich". F. J. A. Here it is: "When a child is born the attending physician gets $15; the editor who gives him the proper send-off gets jo.OO. When it is christened the clergyman gets $10.00; the editor gets $0.00. When it is married, the clergyman gets $5.00; the editor gets $0.00 for his long-winded article About the beautiful and accomplished bride'. When he dies the doctor gets from $25 to $100, the undertaker gets from $50 to $200 and the editor gets $0.00 for the complimentary obituary." ' Q. How much have the railroads spent on air conditioning? J. H. A. From 1932 to 1335 the railroads spent more than $50,000. ooo to air condition and service approxi mately 6.000 passenger cars. Q. How far below sea level is the Salton sea? H. J. A. The Slton sea, in California is 250 feet below, sea level. Q. How much of the brain is gray matter? H. G. A. The gray substance represents 37 to 3S. per cent of the total weight of the brain. Q. What does the almond flower symbolize? C. T. A. The approval of God. Q. What is the length of the smallest arrowhead in the museum at Washington, D. C? P. C. A. The Smithsonian Institution says that the length of the smallest Indian arrowhead on exhibit at that institution is about . of an inch. This was obtained from the vicinity of The Ialles, Ore. Q. In estimating a soldier's adjusted compensation, why does the time state 60 days after the close of the World war? H. G. O. A. At the close of the World war those individuals who had served in one ot the branches of the military service during that period were paid a $60 bonus at the time of their discharge. Jn computing the adjusted compensation now. no allowance is made for the first 60 doys of service because of the amount, of money given each soldier or sailor at the time of his discharge. Q. How did automobile registrations compare last year with automobile fatalities? J. R. A. The total number of automobile registrations in the United States in 1935 was 26,000,000. The total number of motor vehicle fatalities was approximately 37,000. Q. Will the glaciers in Glacier National park eventually disappear? J. W. A. Dr. F. E. Matthes of the Unit-ed States Geological Survey estimates that at the present rate of regression the glaciers will vanish within 25 years. Q. Why was the Crystal palace in London so called? G. F. A. The name was given to a famous structure in London made almost entirely of glass. Towards National Unity By GLENN FRANK President of the University of Wisconsin and Famous Lecturer (Copyright, 1936. fir Arizona Republic) The one thing which, above all else, has marked the national life of various European countries, in the period immediately precedmg drashc overturns resulting in variant forms of Fascism and Communism, has been a progressive disintegration of national unity. , , A process of social fragmentation has invariably preceded; the Process f Tls'Tccnhis fact of disunity, with class glaring at rU. with government at loggerheads, which has given to the totahtanan philosophy of the It a to and the artificially imposed tm.ty of dutatorsh.p their recent strong appeal to the tired and disillusioned millions. If we. are to escape some American version of the new tyranny of the state, we must from now on do everything within our power to foster the forces of national unity in the United States. ,It is of no service to the American future for any political leader to go demagogic and resort to class appeals. The farmer against the industrialist. The worker against the employer. The poor against the rich. That way lies disaster. I am convinced that our trouble lies less in the absence of good will than in a lack of farsightedness. The leadership we need is one that will help the economic leadership of the nation evolve policies that will make of our magnificent power economy the social savior it is so plainly equipped to be. The leadership we" do not need is the leadership which goes on the assumption that our economic leaders are crooks and that, therefore, everything must be handed over to the politicians to run as they see fit. The Once Over By H-L phmips (Copyright, 1936, for Arizona Republic) SUMMER MUST BE OVER I guess vacation time is over The summer's ended, I suppose; The women I encounter lately Are wearing, as a rule, some clothes. No one on our front porch is naked, And done, I think, the summer term is, For now the view of sea and landscape Is not just so much epidermis. The butcher shop now looks quite proper - The shopping scene is not distressing; Few ladies do their shopping now Pcfore they've even thought of dressing. The scene we see where'er encountered No longer has the touch so Minsky; And mothers now have dropped the thought They're in some ballet with Nijinsky. My grandma doesn't flaunt her thighs with Brazen manner growing more so, And grandpa when he goes outdoors puts Something warm around his torso. The social section I can turn to And not find some one's lovely daughter Emerging for the world-wide presi with Her naked mother from the water. Or six or seven pages showing Resort news gathered by the barrel, With illustrations of the masses Devoid of very much apparel. I guess vacation time is over The nudes and such we look askance on ; The summer now is done, I KNOW it When dad's outdoors he keeps his pants on I MY GAL Boasting of her mountain climbing, She refused a hundred rides; Nimbly over crags and boulders. Marvelous her virile strides. Crossing meadows, rocks and ridges, Tangled hedge and stony path, Nonchalantly she ascended Sans the slightest aftermath. She returned. We went out walking: (This, precisely, is what rankles.) We were strolling on the pavement And she twisted both her ankles! Leonard K. Schiff. Do You Remember? 20 Years Ago: Sept. 17, 1916 40 Years Ago. Sept. 17, 1896 Fire evidently originating from i spontaneous combustion was discovered m the garage of J. S. Jenckes, Ninth and Washington streets, yesterday. It did little or no damage due to the prompt arrival of the fire department. Attorney Jenckes had his car out at the time and did not learn of the fire until he returned home later. Miss Lucy W. Powers returned yesterday from a three months stay in California. A. A. Ray of the Furlough Development Company returned yesterday from a two months' absence in the East. H. W. Daykin, president of the Miller-Sterling Company, has returned from a few weeks' vacation, spent on the coast. A marriage license was issued yesterday to Samuel J. Jennings, Tempe, and Kathleen E. Fidler of Ray Junction. Mrs. Vic Hanny and children and Mrs. William Burton McCandliss, who have been summering in Santa Monica, returned yesteruay. F. D. Stevenson, foreman of the blacksmith shop of the Arizona Eastern Railroad, left last evening for San Antonio, Tex., where he will spend his vacation visiting his son. Does anyone doubt any longer that "times have changed" in the real estate business? Let them consider the case of Hal Prince. Of course, everyone knows that there's been more ranch land sold the past 90 days than in the last year, and that there never was a September in Phoenix history when there were so few houses available, and that there is more building under way now than for quite some time. Anyway, things have been looking so good to Herbert S. Prince, the Adams street real estate man, that what did he do but send back to Wisconsin for his son, Hal, to come down and help him with the business. And, in spite of the fact that he had a rattling good job as advertising manager of the Green Bay Gazette, Hal came, all of which shows that the lure of the West and particularly the Salt River valley, is hard to resist. Accompanied by bis wife and their son, Jack, Hal arrived Thursday. All were glad to get back home again. J. Garnett Holmes and family of Tolleson returned recently from a trip to the northern part of the state. Sidney Golberg of New York City is a business visitor in the city. It was announced yesterday that the organization of the Hoosier Land and Stock Company had been completed. It has been formed bv Levi Young T. C. McReynolds and W. Wilkins. Sales of eight tracts of land in different parts of the valley aggregating 930 acres at a total price of $203,000 were announced yesterday. The purchasers are from Kentucky and plan to make their homes in the valley. The list includes H. D. Thornton, Robert Lassastar, I. L. Barnett, C. H Bradley, Col. G. W. Dixon, P. L. Sale, J. D. Johnson and R. E. Crace. Miss Leona Jones of Tempe has gone to Tucson where she will enter the University of Arizona. Our Mexican citizens gave a grand ball last night in honor of Mexican Independence Day in the Gardiner block. It was brilliantly lighted and handsomely decorated, and they had a most enjoyable time. The big men of the county will be in the city today, either as politicians participating or spectators at the Republican county convention. A private telegram from the territorial Democratic convention in Williams states that Governor Franklin's administration was endorsed by the convention delegates. Two drunks appeared before his honor yesterday. One, a white man, took up quarters below in the basement of the city hall for five days. The other, a Mexican, bought his liberty for four dollars. Mr. Hakes, the Democratic nominee for councilman, just down from Gold-field, reports that the camp is in a flourishing condition. The 20 stamps, of the Mammoth mill are running day and night on their usual high grade ore and the company is doing a large amount of development work on their other claims. The Republicans of Maricopa county will meet in convention at 11 o'clock this morning in this city. The session will be held in the opera house. M. H. McCord of the Central committee will call the meeting to order. The usual committees will be named and a temporary chairman and secretary chosen ' pending permanent organization. M. J. Meyers and Robert Carley have been selected as Republican candidates for justice of the peace in the Tempe precinct. The third year class at the Tempe Normal school will begin its observation work in the model department next Tuesday. The Tempe camping partv composed of Mrs. F. J. Hart and baby, Mrs. Dickinson and four children, Miss George, Mr. Inight and daughter, Jennie, and Con Lamprecht returned last night from Bloomerville in the Superstition mountains. The party reported a very pleasant outing. As a souvenir of their summer vacation, Mrs. Dickinson brought home with her a pet fa wn about three months old, captured in the hills. The Mexican celebration in Tempe yesterday was probably the most noteworthy event that has taken place in Tempe in years, and the managers are entitled to great credit for the completeness of the arrangements and the success of the occasion. The celebration of Mexican independence began on Tuesday night and was carried on through yesterday. At 11 o'clock Tuesday night a salute of 21 guns was fired as a national salute and citizens gathered in the plaza to hear the Mexican declaration of independence read. Yesterday a street parade was held. A large number of Mexi can residents from Phoenix'attended the celebration. Letf Ikenberry, an old-time mining man, left yesterday for Tucson. He came to Phoenix two or three days ago from a long prospecting tour in the mountains north of the Salt River valley. His headquarters are in Globe. A. Redewill has gone to Nogales on business.

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