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Tucson, Arizona
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.16 Saturday Evening, Novemb'er 4, 1950 WILLIAM A. SMALL, President WILLIAM 8. JOHNSON. Publisher Entered u second class matter under the act oj March 8 irrt Entered aj econd class matter Post O«f« rtionn Arlrtmn ^ Published Daily Exceoi Sunday MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS XS« Anoclatea Press Is «ititted exclusively to the cue for «oubllc«Uon of all the local news printed in this oewKpaupr well M all fif news dispatcher MEMBER Of THE UTJITED PRESS ASSOCIATION MEMBER OF THE ACTDIT BITREAT1 OF CIHCCJLATIOtjg Ratei: Home Delivered in Tucson 30c Per Week Home Delivered Outside of Tucson 30c By Mall 114.50 Per Year gl.ao Per Month-Payable In Aav»ne« i-sara FOB ALL DEPARTMENTS ~ Arizona's Next Governor Next Tuesday, the voters of Arizona will go to the polls and decide, among a variety of other things, who "will be the next governor of Arizona, The Citizen wants to avail itself of this opportunity to state its position in regard to the candidacies of Ana Frohmiller, Democrat, and Howard Pyle, Republican. The Citizen is neither a Democratic nor Republican newspaper. We are-- and we hope we shall always remain -- politically independent, free to name our preferences on the relative merits of people and issues regardless of party affiliations. From this unfettered vantage point, the Citizen urged Gov. Dan Garvey's defeat in the primary elections. It was, in our opinion, time for a change from the Garvey type of administration. Our desires on that score were satisfied. The Democrats and Republicans alike nominated good, able candidates. Both Mrs, Frohmiller and Mr. Pyle have shown a refreshing freedom from slavery to the dictates of professional party string- pullers; and, it may be safely presumed, each would m a i n t a i n that- same independence of thought and action if elected Tuesday. The. Citizen looks with extreme favor on what appears to be.a thoroughly revitalized Republican party in Arizona. ' As we have said many times in these columns, we are diehard advocates of the two-party system of government. The ultimate destiny of one-party government- is dictatorship. And no matter how benevolent single-party control may profess to 'be, it is antidemocratic, un- American and totally hateful. Anticipating a Republican interpretation of our two-party philosophy as an endorsement of Mr. Pyle, we hasten to say that it is no such thing, We are endorsing neither gubernatorial candidate to the exclusion of the other. This newspaper takes the position that both Ana Frohmiller and Howard Pyle are trustworthy, capable and honorable citizens. We shall support whichever one the people see fit to elect so long as he -or she 'provides Arizona with efficient, honest government. If, however, the governor of Arizona betrays , the trust to be awarded next Tuesday, the Citizen will exercise its prerogative of being outspokenly -critical with no regard for the party- affiliation of the person at whom our, criticism is directed. A Sociological Experiment. By George E. Soltolslry For 17 years, there has been no strike in the Weirton Steel Plant and the CIO was unable to unionize it. This was a direct result of two ideas: 1. To provide maximum year-round employment; 2. To pay higher wages and provide better working conditions than other steel companies. This was possible because there .were no strikes, An independent union operated in the plant. The existence of this union was fought by the CIO, using every device available, including long hearings before the national labor relations board and the courts. Finally, the independent union was declared to be a company union, was outlawed, arid an NLRB election was ordered. For 90 days prior to that election, management was hamstrung, -it being forbidden to do any campaigning on the assumption that anything said might have the effect of invalidating the election. No such restriction was placed on the CIO. It conducted an active campaign to win votes. Phil Murray himself visited Weirton, addressed an audience, and announced a victory. Meanwhile, the workers organized a new independent union, which was validated by the national labor relations board and placed on the ballot. The election was closely supervised by the agents of the board and they counted the votes. Eligible and available to vote-were 11,520 em- ployes. The total vote cast was 11,253. Challenged by the CIO were 381 votes. Improperly marked ballots thrown out amounted to 40. This then is the final result: ' Independent union 7,291 CIO 3,454 No union at all ,: 87 In view of all the circumstances, these figures may be viewed sociologically beyond the affairs of this -one company. The employes live in two adjacent cities, Weirton, W. Va., and Steubenville, On The Side THE WHISTLE! .SOME ONE'S COMING INTO THE GAME! By E. V. Durlinq If you have a friend worth loving, Love Mm. Yes, and.let him know That you love him, ere life's evening Tinge his brow :-,vjth sunset glow: Why should good words ne'er be said Of a friend--till he's dead? ' --Burton. Ohio, They are of numerous racial and religious Has been claimed 70 per cent of the population of the United States have weak feet. It w^s Abraham Lincoln who said: "I just can't think straight when my feet hurt me." Mr. Lincoln had considerable trouble with h-is feet. His right foot was a quarter of an inch longer than .his left foot. In most people the left foot is longer. Lincoln was the first .President "to commission a chiropodist in the United States army. GETTING MARRIED "Why Are You Single?" is the title of a book, which might prove helpful to young women having difficulty in acquiring, matrimonial, mates, jt is a compilation by Hilda Holland of twelve articles by experts on the subject of finding the right man--and soon! OVER THERE Gracie Fields, hardy perennial British music hall entertainer, is still going very strong. She recently scored one of the most terrific hits of her career in an engagement at the London Palladium. Gracie was'quite pleased. She said to reporters: "Not bad for an old girl who is going on 53." Gracie sang among other ditties "The Biggest Aspidistra in the World" and "Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl." The latter Song was introduced Marie Dressier in a musical show titled "Tillie's Nightmare," That was around 1915. SIDE LIGHTS As to quaint combinations of names and addresses: ·New Yorker says he knows a man whose name and address are : "T. Tissington Tadlow--Tooting-London, Eng." , (Tooting Is a suburb of London) . . . Pharmacists working for the city of New York are paid S47.30 a week. That I told you.. I. now have at hand a clipping from the "help wanted" section of the Los.Angeles Examiner which reads: "Pharmacist wanted. San Joaquin Valley, Calif. Salary $475 a month. Apartment available." PASSING BY Ethel Merman. The-Astoria nightingale. Ethel is, as usual, terrific in her new, show, "Call Me Madam." But sh-e hasn't a ditty to sing in it worthy- of her great talent as a songstress. Incidentally,"Ethel's first hit was scored ; "I Got Rhythm" in George Gershv.'in's musical, . . , · · v*..-i?-fy Just In. Passing An AP science reporter relates the Soviets claim possession of the power to give life to nonliving matter.. It remains to be seen whether an amoeba can be 'taught to mark an "X" on- a ballot. * * * * Secretary of State Wes Bolin has had a bit of origins. Weirton is a new community, built about j 'the mill which is its sole industry. Steubenville is an older community with several industries. Weirton has never been,unionized by either the AFL or the CIO; Steubenville may be regarded j as a-CIO town. .Yet, only 87 out of 11,253 voted' for no union at all. First, it strikes me that .this indicates a definite desire for some type of union organization. The workers in this plant have had' no strikes for 17 years,' nor have they had to pay heavy union dues, assessments, strike fund contributions o anything of the sort. But they want a union They want organized representation. Secondly, the fact that'only 40 ballots were thrown out as invalid is astonishing in/'any election of more than 11,000. In these steel towns, it use: to be that large numbers of workers were illiter ate, many of them brought over by immigran' contractors. The present, crop are elementary anc high school graduates. They are not only literate but they are keenly interested in their problems [ Given a free .chance to state their wishes by a secret ballot, they express themselves. It is also interesting to note that of the 11,520 eligible and available to vote, all but 267 voted. | "Girl Crazy," Hurrah For Capital'U's Team! COLUMBUS, Ohio, KDV, 4.-The state of Ohio takes its -football a trifle more seriously than By Robert C. Ruark Queries from clients, Q. Am I right in saying an Irish [ £ actress named Ada Crehan posed for Bartholdi's Statue of ^Liberty? A; Ada Cr.ehan was the real name of that great actress of the yesteryear, : Ada Rehan, who was born in However, I never heard she was the model for w---* ·*· vfcMi i w.*. I ^ S W M V ^ T r v-«J A-JVi^i L iACt^j .l-LOVA O- v-i- y V-J. . ,-i nr\n i i 1 » j-w u ' n j.- ii T-T -4.- i- Among these 267 must have been some who, in difficulty collecting money the gambling initiative A , °. ' , proponents owe for their propaganda in the initiative 1 and referendum, publicity .pamphlet. Why not wait until Tuesday, Wes, and roll them double or nothing? People are unnecessarily mourning the passing of George Bernard Shaw. Shaw will never leave us. His greatness and his pettiness, his unequaled masterpieces and his failures are s living part of the literate world for all time. This being the time when everyone pulls out his favorite Shavian anecdote, we herewith submit ours for consideration. Shaw is said to have written a note to. Noel Coward, a contemporary but no competitor, asking the sophisticated dramatist to luhch. Coward replied, "I'm frightfully sorry, but I'm.having.lunch that day with the Prince of Wales." - A few weeks later, Shaw .repeated his invitation. Coward again regretted, once more citing a prior luncheon engagement with the prince. And a third time Coward received a luncheon invitation from Shaw, and a third time Coward declined, begging off on the grounds that it woiild hardly.be proper to break an engagement with the Prince of Wales. Shaw grasped his blood-stained pen and raked the playwright with . barb, concluding, "I would remind you that no matter how many times you lunch with the Prince of Wales, you can never become the Queen of England." R.I.P., G.B.S.' * # # * A milestone was passed yesterday when the United .Nations general assembly approved the American plan to establish peace patrols and meet aggression with international military force. We heard a radio newscaster describing the momentous event. "Fifty-two nations cast their votes for the revolution," the broadcaster said, quickly correct- the ordinary wear and tear of life,, could not be there on the balloting day. In a word, it might be said, for all practical purposes, that everyone voted, indicating an interest in such matters far beyond the proportions even "of a presidential election. It would be worth knowing how the vote stood by age groups, by length of employment, and by labor turnover, but I find that such information is unavailable because the NLRB correctly conducts a secret ballot, the voters not being identifiable. Yet, it is to be noted that while the CIO received about 30 per cent of the total vote, workers in this company between the ages of 18 to 29 amount to about 33 per cent and those who have had five years service or less amount .to about 50 -per cent. According to the company, the turnover among workers who have been with them more than five years is negligible. This election is interesting because it did not involve wages, hours or working conditions nor was it a jurisdictional quarrel between the CIO and the AFL or even John L. Lewis' District 50 The only question at issue was whether the workers would belong to an international union or to one limited to their plant under their own control They voted about 70 to 30-for their own union. (© 1950, King Features) the Statue of Liberty. ASIDES Mrs. Mary E. Osterdock, 85 years old, of Alameda, Calif., is a licensed automobile driver and drives regularly. She often drives from her, home to Los Angeles, a distance of 400 miles . . . Steam automobiles always interested me. I thought they were good cars. Some of the old-time steamers were really speedy. In 1906 Fred Marriott drove a Stanley Steamer at Ormond Beach, Fla,, at the rate of 127 miles an hour. PASSING BY Mme. Romaine De Eyon. Manhattan restaurateur. She runs that picturesque eatery specializing in omelettes, Offered the clientele are 225 different kinds of omelettes. When I go there I always' order a plain omelette. I like my omelettes plain and -my corned beef hash .with no poached egg on it. UTERARY XOTli; . One of my favorite 'works of fiction is Jeffrey Farnol's "The Broad Highway." I have read it at least fifteen times. That was Farnol's first successful novel. -It was written in. 1910. Since that time Farnol has. written forty other novels, one every year. If you can name another living novelist who has Written that many you don't have to send me a stogie. (©1950, King Features) Try And Stop Me By Bennett C«rf Sheila Brown, best female judge of horseflesh in the publishing business, came home from Belmout one evening with self-satisfaction written all over her face. "I licked them today,, boys," she exulted. "I licked them in the first race, the second race, the daily double, the third race, the fourth race, the fifth race, the sixth race, and if I'd had a nickel left, I'd have licked them in the seventh fired for playing tie ball games. The outcome of the annual Ohio State-Michigan conflict is debated more seriously than atomic control or the high cost of living. Ohio's major teams, like most major teams today, employ a platoon system so extensive that the coaches send in squads to match the opposition's physical appearance. If Iowa, say, has a fullback with one dimple, the State skipper sends in an opposing fullback with two dimples. The squads never play long enough to weary on the field, but they wear themselves out running back and forth from the bench. This is not news, of course, but is a necessary preamble to' a discovery. I have found a full- ·fledgecl Ohio university which still plays amateur, as we used to .know it. Character is molded every week end, and little else. The school is Capital-university.-. Its record, so far: Heidelberg 75, Capital 0; Wittenberg 82, Capital 0; Muskingum 67, Capital 0; Marietta 22, Capital 7; 'Kenyon "j 39. Capital 0. Cosch Dale Rose does not play the two-platoon system, largely because he does not own two platoons. Rose's men are iron men. Tl last trip tie took only IS boys along. Leaving him a full five substitutes. Only the dead departed the field. The survivors played on to a stirring -moral victory--75-0 for the other side. "We enjoy ourselves everyday," says Mr. Rose, glumly. "Except Saturday." Mr. Rose, a capable ex-high school coach, is not quite sure what system his varsity uses, es- Mr. Rose's team is a. monument to honesty and sportsmanship. No scholarships are handed out by Capital--no soft campus jobs awarded to deserving coal miners from Pennsylvania to help them with their, studies. Half of Mr. Rose's taam never played high school ball; the other half played,, but never made the first team. Practice, too, is a sometime thing on the Capital campus. He cannot use the religious seminary students, and the music students' schedule conflicts with practice. "We are a Jittle cramped," says -Mr. Rose. "You see that there is an intramural game going ~on at one end of the field. The Freshmen are practicing on the 1 other side. And at 5:15 we have to get off the field entirely because that is when the coeds play hockey." Mr. Rose says he has not been harassed by angry alumni, and that all his post-mortem phone calls are-sympathetic. This-is unusual in a state where, as mentioned, coaches are fired merely for being tied. "But then," says Mr. Rose morosely, "we have never been "Kissing a girl" advises Vice-President Barkley, "is like opening a bottle of olives: if you get one the rest come easily.' 1 F. J. Lawton, of the Bureau of the Budget, says an official once asked a Russian general, "How do you pro- WASHINGTON, Nov. 4.--This vide for your.privates in winter time?" The general ex- is the season when it is consid- Before his most recent tragedy, Mr. Rose was jubilant. "Kenyon," said he, "is overconfident. If we = ,^.1 i can't beat Kenyon we can't beat Tliev have to be. On his j anybody." Kenyon beat him las; | Saturday, 39-0, The team is full of amateur spirit. It is also well conditioned. "It has got to be well-conditioned," says Mr. Rose. If. you have an old-fashioned team of 60- minute players, and no substitutes, they got to be healthy." For this day and age of football, I heard a wonderful quote as I left the field. Two halfbacks were practicing blocking. "Pretend you're a tackle, once," one boy said: ..Mr. "Rose smiled ' wistfully, "Tile kids are convinced they will beat somebody before the season ends," he said. Then desperately: "But who?" pecially since the Freshmen beat his Tigers, 2-0, in a scrimmage the other day. The system vague-, ly resembles a single-wing.' back; ' but Mr: Rose says firmly: "So far as anybody knows we are using the T." -_ · Transportation To Polls By' David Lawrence Gained, "We just turn 'em loose in the forest, tell 'em ;o take care of themselves, and come back in the spring." (© 1050, by Bennett Cerf, Dist. by King Features) What Others Are Saying Present-day 'swimming teachers do not look with favor on the. old-fashioned method of instruction which consisted of tossing a fellow into the creek and letting him paddle his 'way out. Cpl. Douglas G. Dykes, with the marines in Korea, learned in a rather grand-scale version of that method. Stranded on a beach behind enemy lines, the corporal was one of · a group of nine men who decided to swim for their ship, 1,500 yards out, rather than risk capture. Dykes made it, though he had never swum ing himself by saying, "Excuse me: Resolution." | a stroke before. If the new UN policy is "effective, we'll believe j Probably more people could do the impossible he was right the first time. This .is revolution! 1 * * * * ' _ With troops active-on three war fronts, Mao Tze-tung can hardly believe he's going to get UN membership for Red China. Rumors.still persist, though, that Russia.will if they didn't stop to think they couldn't.--Christian Science Monitor. Walter Tippy, in the throes of a diet, was about to yield to' the candy bar machine's temptation, but found it was out of order. Providence, con- get the Nationalist Chinese chair for her. newest cerned principally with children and drunks, and biggest satellite. We don't think so. Anyone j seems to have .its eye on. fat men,, too.--Bill wantsTibet? 1 Vaughan in Kansas Gity Star.' A DEFINITION What is a customer? Have you ever paused to think about'it? If so is this what you decided? A customer is the most important person ever in this office . . . in person or by mail. A customer is not dependent or. us . . . we are dependent on him. A customer is not an interruption of our work . ... He is the purpose-of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him . ... he is doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to serve. A customer is not an outsider to our business . . . he .is part of it. " A customer is not a cold statistic . . . he is a flesh- and-blood human being, with feelings and emotions like our own, and with biases and prejudices. A customer is not someone to argue or match wits with .. . did you ever win an argument with a customer? ' A customer is a person who brings us his wants . . . our job is to handle them, profitably to him and to our company.--Central Manufacturing District Magazine. GIVE THAT HORX A REST One of the most conveniently placed items in today'. 1 ; automobile is the horn. 'The centrally located button or horn ring is ready at a moment's notice to sound the knell of the changing red light, to warn the car ahead that its erratic course meets with the disapproval of the driver to the rear, to warn the unwary pedestrian of the approach of a moving vehicle, or just to-sound off at the driver's whim. Most of the horns have one pitch and it is only the situation that defines.the use to which the horn is put. If .the horn is used indiscriminately, as seems to be true in a majority- of instances, it ceases to be useful in fulfilling its original purpose as a warning device. As i s pointed out recently at the meeting of the Society j of Automotive Engineers,-' "a. psychological factor of great mportance.is the tendency of the listener to ignore noises that seem to him to be a normal.part of life. Thus, too free use' of-the horn brings about loss of value as a medium of warning."--New York Timen. erecl non-partisan and of civic importance to urge people to go to the polls and exercise their prized privilege of voting. There are even some observers who think compulsory voting and a fine for those who" fail to vote would be in the public interest. But, actually, what America has most to fear is a heavy vote when the persons who go to the polls are dragged there and told how to vote. For many years it has been customary for well-intentioned citizens to organize to transport voters to the polls. There seems to be adequate transportation when the women folks want to get to a beauty parlor or when ·the men folks want to get to mid-town for any one of a hundred errands they have to do in the course of a year. But that it should be necessary to furnish automobiles to., get voters to the polls seems to some extent a reflection on the initiative of the citizen as well as his independence of mind. For, when the precinct workers call for the voter and take him or her to the polls, an obligation is created to vote the way the pi-ecinct workers indicate. There are at the polls also on election day many workers who furnish handbills or engage the voters in conversation'at the proper distance from the voting booth. There can hardly be any objection to the arguing or to the distribution of campaign literature but, with all the .controversy nowadays about money being spent in political' contests, one rarely sees an estimate of the ze ns to the polls. It may be wondered how much intelligence is exhibited by an ^^TKte ^ to cC trolled, directed or influenced or high pressured by workers, paid or otherwise. . The very exhortations heard every year "to-get out the vote" seem innocent enough on the surface but along with this kind of appeal usually there are organized efforts to call on voters at their homes and fill them in a few minutes with last words of prejudice or emotion. The party or candidate having the most effective "organization" of this kind not infrequently wins out. It is significant that the Democratic chiefs are talking about how certain they are to win more seats in congress this year if the Democrats get out and vote. It is also significant that Republicans claim that they lost in 194S because too many Republicans stayed at home. Surveys made in Akron, Ohio, of what happened in the presidential election a couple years ago reveal that a large percentage of business and professional men and others in what would be called the educated groups failed to go to the polls. It is quite likely that the percentage of the total eligible to vote who · 'do vote would decline considerably if there were no pressure used to get citizens to the polls. It is frequently asserted that the women do not avail themselves of the vote, as had been predicted when woman suffrage was being urged. This may or may not be due to the fact that household duties and lack of transportation sometimes prevent them from getting to the voting booth. There is undoubtedly a need for transportation but this should be furnished by .non-partisan organizations formed'for this purpose and assisted by public funds. Americans can hardly be proud of any election in which so much effort has to be expended, first, to get people acquainted' with the basic issues,- and, second, when so much time and money most be spent to transport- yot- Nothing Free Anymore By 'BCGSS BAER Now that they have taken the free catch out .of. football, how about the free kick? That's the one in the teeth ; from ambush. The cul-de-sac is the off-tackle scrimmage in which only man is vile. 1 Let's look back at- some of the deletions in the collegiate system of packaged lumps. Did you ever gander the Flying Wedge as it left port under sealed orders? "It 'was a cowcatcher with twenty-two legs. It plowed up the field, farms and the surrounding landscape. It was the thundering herd with trimmings. . . . . . . I saw it led'by- men')ike McCracken, Hefflinger,,' · Minds' and others too numerous* to', be irritated. -Everything was grist in the mills.of tlie rubber-nosed gargoyles with guarded- shins. Then there were the tackles- back or . the criss-cross. . ham- burgering of lonely sentinels. The coach pulled the linesmen into the backfield and equipped them with letters of marque and reprisal. If left a trail of chilled, winded and hissing. . In. order-to subsidize..the spirit -of mayhem,-the coach threatened the -team. Svith graduation.- H« wouldn't even let them- come back for their senior yb-yos. . The hurdle was another., delightful way of afternooning the retaliation. It w^s also' known as the Steps. One. fellow, got.down on his hands and knees. In. front of him was a player in a crouch. Right on the line a big hooligan, stood straight up with his; shoulders akimbo. The,full-back got the ball and then ran up the backs. of the human escalator. When he got to the top he leaped off into space. That play was al-' ways good for fifty--yards on. grass and another fifty on « ·stretcher. . · . We -remember the Swinge'roo. The player who was to carrv the ball had handles all over him like a traveling, bag.;-A squad of men swung him back and forth, and then projected him into, the unknown. He clutched the..ball, on his flight and was, greeted by a welcoming committee ,o£. hostile, admirers. The effect was of being thrown to the wolves. . The open field hurdle was another method of saying it with flowers. The greatest exponent of this was a.fellow named Stevenson of Pennsylvania. He went leaping down the field like a tur- pentined cat. Never before had so one done so much to so many. There is no facial treatment as lovely- as campus mud dotted with-cleats They still call it "football." But chess has more-men and is just as rough. IDOLS OF 1930- ; Young people's adulation lias a broad sweep to it, a generous and impulsive interest,, .a .gay jn- clusiveness that sometimes "baffle the more plodding imaginations ·of older heads. We- are thinking about the poll Life .'Magazine took among 548 school- children in five large cities to." 1 find' out what person of- whom they had heard or read they would like most to resemble. · . What thread of unity runs through a list on which are, in the order of their -.popularity, Douglas MacArthur, Florence Nightingale, Vera Ellen, D o r i s Day, Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, Sister Kennv and Louisa May Alcott? · There are emphases,, in number and position, oh men of action and women' of mercv, but the implication is plain that if you can sing, or dance, or write, or nurse, or fight, or ride,-or hit a baseball, or lead your country through tunes of crisis, in any of those roles you .will stand ; a chance of making young America wish it could be- like .you.-St. Louis Post Dispatch. ers to the polls. Clearly there is here a serious defect in American democracy. Maybe .vthe: schools and colleges or even the churches, have -failed- to teach, individual responsibility arid-the obligations of citizenship. Surely, : somewhere, there has been a- fail-

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