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4 VICTORIA DAILY TIMES, MONDAY, JUNE 15, 193G . MONDAY, USE IS, 19H8 Fubllihti I Mr 7 Afttrnooa Eiccpt anas by tlMEi FRINTINQ AND rTBLISHINQ CO. LTD. OIHcu Cocar Btm4 ml Fort Slrttti Builnsu Office (Ad yrtllni) . .Phone tmplre 417S Circulation. . Phont E mplrt 1M1 Wews Idltor end Reporters .. ..Phont X mplra 7117 IBSCKIFTION BATES , City Delivery $1 per month By mall eclu!v of city) Cansda, Orl Britain and United Statu. .If pf annum To Prano, Belgium, tte. pi per month Britain and Sanctions LEAGUE OF NATIONS SUP-porters in Great Britain are described at furiout became of the intention of the Baldwin government to abandon the economic sanctioni against Italy. There is talk of betrayal Lord Davies, large landowner, railway director, soldier and head of the Welsh Council of the League of Nations Union, goes so far as to say that the cabinet is clearly out to smash the League. He charges the government with capituta tion to Lords Beaverbrook and Rothermere, owners of The Daily Express and The Daily Mail respectively, and tells the public that whenever Mussolini and his henchmen shake their fists, members of the cabinet bolt like a lot of frightened rabbits, another form of mid summer madness." Major Atlee asks "why people should cringe today to dictators on the continent." He says it looks to him "as if the successful burglar will soon be welcomed in Europe s new police force. We are told that the whole Conservative press welcomes the dropping of the sanctions. Liberal and Labor newspapers take the reverse attitude. The London Times, moreover, says it should be remembered that for Britain and for generaj European peace, Anglo-German ex changes hold the highest constructive opportunity open at the moment To terminate the agree-. ment on paper and to clear the way for the visit of a British minister, it argues, are now the most pressing needs. The tragic part of the whole sanctions business is that it did not achieve what it was intended to achieve. Weeks and weeks of talk preceded the application of economic pressure on Italy, all of which, of course, gave the aggressor nation adequate opportunity to obtain the essential materials which had to be bought in foreign countries. How she looked after herself in this regard is best reflected in the result of her east African venture, which in the strict military sense is now a sordid piece of history. Peace in Europe will hang by a very slender thread until France and Germany adopt a much less hostile attitude towards each other than has been the case in recent months. Great Britain would welcome nch a desirable improvement in the relations between those two countries and could be depended upon to use her good offices if given the chance and the prospects of ah agreement appear at all feasible. I .. Reichsfuehrer Hitler continues to tell the I world that his country wants to live in peace with her neighbors, but France, and it is not at all surprising, remains highly suspicious and governs herself accordingly. Reoccupation of the German Rhineland by Hitler's troops merely added to French distrust. Youth In Politics THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE IN-creasing participation of youth in politics has been noted previously. It has been apparent in our midst It is one of the factors in the current shake-up in Quebec. There it brings to mind the active part played by the young men's organizations in the days when the youthful Laurier was at the beginning of his career. During the years of the material expansion of the country, youth, seemingly impatient with rtolitirs. turned its attention to other thins. The apparent narrowing of opportunity and the severity of economic pressure of the last few years is turning it back into what should be a natural channel. This revival of the interest of youth in politics is widespread. It is being commented upon as a factor in the political campaign now under way south of the boundary. There youthful Mr. J. Kennedy Bradley, head of the Young Republican National Federation, has set out so well the contribution youth can make that we feel we must quote hini: There fs no creater service both to Dartv and to government in general than rousing the interest of young voters. They bring a militancy and spirit into politics that it badly needs. They are willing to get in and work without demanding a job in return. "I know ft is a catchword, but I have to use it anyway, because I believe it really means something. The word is 'ideals.' The younger people are going to contribute a great deal to the political scene because of their ideals. "They get their reward in cleaner, better government, without demanding any other immediate reward." applies to between 85 and 90, per cent of all passenger traffic. Pullman or chair travelers, however, will continue to pay Ihe 3.45-cent rate, but they will get their reduction through the removal of the' 25 per cent surcharge on parlor and sleepingar reservations with additional re"- ductions on special higher-priced accommodation, such as compartments and drawing-rooms. On eastern United States lines basic passenger fares have been cut from 3.6 to 2 cents a mile. These changes, by stimulating passenger traffic, should work to create the one thing the railroads need more business. They will help the railroads to recapture the trade that has been slipping from them to other means of transportation. They will contribute to making this summer an even greater travel season than it had given promise of being. Municipal Defaults BECAUSE THE EAST HAS SO much to say about bond defaulting in the west, it may be well to reproduce The Financial Post's summary of municipal defaults for Canada in millions of dollars: Bonds Total Per cent In municipal In Province default debt default Ontario $98.5 (4944 119.9 Manitoba 13.0 92.5 13.0 Saskatchewan... 4.0 46.6 8.6 British Columbia 11.2 129.9 8.6 Quebeo 15.0 392.3 3 8 Alberta .5 78.9 .6 Maritime! none 54.8 .0 Total 141.3 1,287.3 11.0 This table reveals that no part of the west but good old Ontario itself that leads Canada in municipal defaults. British Columbia's percentage is well under half that of Ontario. In scorned Alberta the percentage is negligible, the municipal debt per population being very small. In hard-hit Saskatchewan the rate is the same as mar or criusn Columbia. Manitoba s higher, but still under Ontario's. is "Made In Japan" A LONDON (ENGLAND) WEEKLY which has just reached the exchange table of this newspaper contains the following item of news which ought to be' especially interesting to those who are apt rather to overdo the importance which either Canada or the United Kingdom places on the trade pacts entered into i between various dominions and colonies of the Britannic Commonwealth of Nations at Ottawa in the summer of 1 932 : Japanese flag makers are reported to have already received orders from England and the British Dominions for special flags for the coronation next year. In addition, states a Reuter message from Kobe, orders had been placed for large quantities of badges bearing a portrait of King Xdward. Recently the Birmingham Jewelers Amo- ' elation protested against the competition In the supply of souvenirs from abroad for King George's Jubilee last year. A meeting was later held to discuss the subject of application being mad to the Board of Trade for Increased tariffs on foreign coronation souvenirs. Leaders of a trade which employs 30,000 skilled workers expressed indignation at the competition. It is estimated that the coronation souvenir trade will be worth more than 1,000,000. There is nothing very new in this discovery. f course, for it will be recalled that thousands f the "favors" used to celebrate the late King George's Jubilee last year carried that familiar imprint: "Made in Japan." But it does go to emphasize an inherent trait in the British importer, who thinks of price long before he communes with the flag or ponders over the symbol of empire trading as represented by the busi ness done at Ottawa nearly four years ago. Loose Ends A new Intellectual force enters our civilisation Hind Is eagerly embraced you cant x)of even about strawberriesand the pirates break their oath over a question of procedure. By BRUCE HUTCHISON Notes Anyone who thinks the guinea pig multi plies fast has had no experience with earwigs in the garden this summer. Just before the guillotine dropped, a French criminal was presented with his tax bill. He greeted it with a detached sneer Pre-war Fares pHE ADJUSTMENT DOWNWARD A in passenger fares recently announced by the railroads has escaped the emphasis due it. Effective since June 1 pre-war rates and conditions have been in force on Canadian as well as United States lines. - Every return ticket is now good for six months instead of carrying the thirty-day limit Passengers in regular coaches now travel on a three-cent basic rate, compared with 3.45 cents heretofore. This it a saving of 1 3 per cent and After all the political speeches and there have been many of them of late it is somewhat comforting to know that Canada's natural wealth still is with us, awaiting the initiative of her youth. Many politicians are so intent on keeping an ear to the ground .that the other ear fails to catch new ideas in the air, thus accounting for their failure to anticipate and guide the ever-advancing course of progressive thought. Says a well-known writer in London: "The forecast of the impending death of sanctions revealed in the public speech by the carefully-calculated 'indiscretion' of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Neville Chamberlain, has been received with dismay in South Africa, delight in Italy, satisfaction in Germany, and with bewilderment in France." Here we have a perfect case of international scrambled eggs. A news Item says Toronto anglers are going to practice casting on the campus of the University of Toronto, but fails to reveal what kind of fish they expect to catch there. Peterborough Examiner. Probably they are after the kind of fish that swim In "schools." Chatham News. Perhaps It's catfish they expect to get on the calm-puss. Toronto Daily Star. After that last one, it might not be too awful to speak of the college pro-fish-ors, who doubtless will of-fish-ially examine the competitors before they are awarded their honor lolls foxpro-fiih-kney.; HAND1ES -THIS NEW and Intellectual game of "handles' Is sweeping Victoria society, to I am Informed by social leaders of the younger set. If at a social gathering you sea soma well-dressed woman hold lng her hand up and biting It with an Insane giggle, do not be alarmed. She la merely convey. lng, according to the rules of the sew sport, the Idea of a man biting a dog. Or If tome sane looking man makes a ring with his fingers and holds It over his arm this Is no reason to say he Is tight, though he probably la anyway. He Is simply conveying by sign language the thought of a moon over My-army. Such thoughts are worth a lot of trouble to convey. Everywhere In -America they are playing handles. It requires imagination ot the dlpplest and, therefore, the most difficult tort. Anyone can Imagine a deep and serious thought. It takes tremendous intellectual power to imagine nonsense. That it why, on dull days after a late night, I always discuss important issues in this column and don't attempt anything idiotic. I dare say that if you could add up and weigh the intellectual processes of the public all over America right now, you would find that more constructive thought was going into handles than into the Presidential election or the unemployment problem. If you could apply to public affairs the concentrated publie endeavor which goes into such creations as the handy, which means man-bites -dog, you would soon end the depression forever. A hundred years from now some historian will write that "by 1936 the public of America was well aware that its civilization, in ths words of its most eminent statesmen, was trembling on the brink of ruin, and the publio mind was con. stantly distressed by the thought that the long-awaited universal disaster might be only a few years ahead." The historians will never guess that the public mind was really pondering on how to convey on its hands the profound thought of a moon over Miami. THE BERRIES THOUGHT I was spoofing, no doubt, when I said you could hardly take sides on the best method of eating strawberries without being accused of partisanship and unpatriotic motives. aiso tnougnt i was spooring. But you can't spoof about anything in these times. No less than three men have stopped me on the street and said they had read the absurd piece I wrote about a new political party to promote the squashing Instead of the gulping of strawberries. They had read it and had seen through It. They had seen the red propaganda in it, they said, and winked at me knowingly, Such things, they said with a leer, didn't pass over their heads, though they might fool the public. And Just now I received a letter from an In dignant communist declaring that my fascism was never clearer than in my reference to straw. berries. It was clever to disguise it thus, said he, but it could be teen through by those who knew. Those who knew, I was made to under. stand, had their eye on a lamp post which could carry my weight when the proper time came. It must be jolly to live In such a state of political and economic exhilaration and Inspira tion that even your strawberries are flavored with Marx or Mussolini, as the case may be PIRATES QVER IN THE OAK WOODS Just now, while I - was tutting the long grass with a scythe, moving with a rhythmical motion which I have described here before, I overheard the enemy talking in their fort. The fort is in the high rocks and is made of old apple boxes, a piece of ancient carpet and a few sticks of cordwood. As I overheard the enemy In secret conference I realized that a lesson In spelling was under way, but not very far. "This letter here," said the little girl from next door, "is A. Tou can tell because it has such a thin, pointed face, like Mr. Beak." "I see, he's got a belt around his middle," said her brother, very wisely. "I'll remember A all right by thinking of Mr. Beak, But he has no belt, only braces and there's a butten off on his overalls ..." "Listen to the lesson," said she. "Now this one is B. Tou see how B hat a kind of a funny lumpy front like. B looks like Mrs. Noggins. Always remember that. B for Noggins." B for Noggins," said he very wisely. "But it hasn't got a hat with flowers la it -like her." "That's silly," said she. "See C. It's all bent over and round-shouldered. Mr. Pudbury'e like that. Remember C for Pudbury. And D has a great fat tummy like Mr. Shipley." "That's because he drinks beer," said he. "I'll remember D for drinking beer." Don't be an Idiot," said she. "Now X has his arms waving out like this and to has F only it has only two and E has three." "Oh, I'm sick of this," said he, "I don't have to learn if I don't want to. I'm head man In this fort." Tou are not!" said she. "I'm the headest man. Tou can bt the second headest man if you want to but I'm the first headest." "You're only a glril A girl can't be head man. Why, you can't be a boy even." "Remember," said she, aolemly, "we're blood brothers because we've taken the pirate oath together. Unto death." "I'm head man Just the same,' said he. "Unto death," said she, and there were sounds of violence In the fort. "Unto death. Remember you're a pirate." "I'm head man," said he, but his words ended in a wall and he came down the high rocks rapidly rubbing himself behind with his hands as if he had received there the Impact of a shoe. "A fine pirate you turned out to be," said she from the fort. "IH tell daddy on you," said the retreating pirate. "And I'll build another fort and then I'll be head man." "Baby I" said she. "B stands for Baby!" "Does not!" said he with aplrlt.' "B stands for Mrs. Shipley so you're a liar. Liar, liar, your pants are on fire, your nose is long as a telephone wire I" With this cutting piece of sarcasm the pirates parted forever. The lesson in spelling did not resume for half an hour. SHOPPING NEWS IN ST. JOHN Advertisements in The 8t. John, N JJ., Times-Globe. "Freeman's Style Shop, until bow an exclusive ladies' store, announce the opening of a hen's department." -. SPRING 18 HERB It's time to have your head over-' hauled, washed and re-oiled at little cost. Pree (hot) air. CUNNINGHAM -FOSTER ... . . Reliable Barbers, Union St. .: . JOSEPH Optometrist 1013 Government Street Phone E 6014 Other People'sYiews APPRECIATION To the Editor: We should like to take this opportunity of extending our most sincere thanks to all those who worked so untiringly In the search to locate our boy. We know that everything possible was done by the police and others, and should like to thank them for their kindness and oo-operatlon. J. W. ARCHER. 1404 Esquimau Road, HOME FOR OLD COLTLES To the Editor: I notice pieces in your paper suggesting "a new home for the white bear"; I would like to make a plea for a home to be built suitable to receive old married couples, so as to make it possible for them to live together until the end. Other cities have such homes. Large numbers drift here from the prairies, everywhere, to spend their last days, the climate suits them, the fruit, flowers and parks, all so nice for them. The old folk have worked hard and long and are worthy ot the best. It would be nice if a home could be built here to receive them, where they could be together and be properly taken care of to the end. I would like to know what you and the public think about this sub ject. Could It be possible to nave such a home here In Victoria? MA. A RELIEF PROBLEM To the Editor: Aid. Williams states that persons on relief are al lowed to earn a fixed sum and still secure their full allowances. Unless I am wrongly informed, man with a wife can earn by thus working 23 monthly which includes (8.S0 for rent, S2.50 for fuel and by casual outside labor is allowed to earn an extra a 10 above this amount, with 60 per cent deducted by the relief department. Now Is this fair? It keeps men from trying to obtain other employ ment and eventually getting off fi llet entirely. The relief officers are well paid. the higher-ups receiving good sal aries, some with very fair pensions also. There are on the relief rolls many very capable and old-time citizens, also taxpayers, who would be very glad of the opportunity to undertake this clerical and other work for far less remuneration than is being paid, and has been for a long time, to the same persons. OLDTIMER. Michigan Street. DOES NOT LIKE BEER To the Editor; A current ad headed "Champions Train on Beer" declares that Oxford and Cambridge oarsmen train on beer and other alcoholic drinks. Hpwever true this may have been in the past, it is not so today. In spite of the fact that one of ths directors of the Oxford crew is a heavy brewery stockholder, says the Christian Herald, it was decided shortly before the last race to adopt policy of strict abstinence. The fine showing Oxford made this year would no doubt have been turned into victory if this had been done earlier. This belief Is based on the following' statements and on many others whioh could be quoted: Connie Mack: "All the umpires to gether have not put as many payers out of the game as old man booze." John J, McGraw: "No athlete can beat the drinking game. It upsets the ON SALE TUESDAY A GROUP, OP SMART SILK DRESSES Values to $8.93 for $395 One and Two-piece Dresses of reliable materials. Light summer shades of rose, blue, green and grey, with pleated sleeves and many new style touches. Also some printed silks with long or short sleeves. Sizes 14 to 44. "LASTEX" GIRDLES one-way stretch, four hose supporters. Small, medium and CQrt larpe sizes. feach shade. Each, CHILDREN'S PAN TIE DRESSES of a good-grade print. Will wash well. For 2 to 6 years. rj A Each....... iVL JAP CLOTHS for summer camps. Pastel shades of brown, green, navy and sand combinations; OF 30x30 inches. Each.aOC MEN'S FLANNEL PANTS light, medium and dark grey; also fawn shade. Young men's and conserv ative styles. 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Albnzo Btagg: "Coaches and trainers are dead against the use of alcoholic liquors, even beer." Knute Bockne, Collier's says, "demanded that the men of his teams abstain from alcoholic drinks both In and out of football seasons." Suzanne Lenglen: "I drink no wine or alcoholic drinks of any kind." Don Bradman advises boys to leave booze strictly alone. H. G. BAYLIS3. SO08 Douglas Street. SEEKING SOURCE To the Editor: I have been Informed on what appeared to be good authority that a, member ot the Young Citizens' Forum (until recently known as the Youth Action Forum) at one time acted as Victoria correspondent to the B.C. Workers' News. I would ask Mr. Neil B. Butler to Inform your readers If this statement Is correct. For If It Is so it seems possible that the news item appearing In the B.C. Workers' News, referred to by Mr. Butler In The Times of June 8, may have emanated from his confrere's pen. MESSOITRIAN. Chemalnus, B.C. PREVENTION LESS COSTLT To the Editor: As one of the publio I would add my support to the John Howard Society's urging the establishment of a Borstal system for young offenders In Canada and that the Immediate change toward this reformation in penology may be started locally. Perhaps Our newly- elected member will Interest him self in such a project. A man or woman who spends years in prison Is a very heavy liability to the state. The United States spends many billions on crime. I am sure most people, having to pay any way, would rather it was for pre vention of crime, than to confirm a culprit In criminal ways. ONE OF THE CROWD. SIDE GLANCES F By George Clark "Well hare to kill another hour some nay. If we go home this early It will spoil the cook." Meats, Provisions, Delicatessen TUESDAY VALUES CASH AND CARRY Steaks, lb. 12c I Chops, lb. 18c I Chops, lb. 18c Oxford Sausage, Minced Steak, 2 lbs ..15 Stew Beef, 2 lbs. 17c; Boiling Beef, lb 6t Thick Suet, lb., 4; Cross-rib Roasts, lb 10 Shoulder Steak, lb., 10c; Round Steak, lb.. 16c T-bone Steak, lb., 20c ; Sirloin- Steak, lb .20c Soup Bones, each, 5; Pork Steaks, lb m 18 Spencer's Tirst-gr&d Butter Not Packaged for an Indefinite Time Sold Fresh Springfield Brand, lb., 25t; 3 lbs. for 73e Pride Brand, lb., 26e; 3 lbs. for ...76 Dripping 5c Potato Salad, lb., 18c ; Creamed Cottage Cheese, lb., 13c Sliced Jellied Tongue, lb., 35t; Jellied Veal, y2 lb.. .15 SERVICE MEATS DELIVERED Ox Tails, lb., 12t; Calf Sweetbreads, lb 38t Veal Cutlets, lb., 20t; Fillets Veal, lb 20c Steaks Round, lb., 20t; T-bone, lb ,,..24t Centre Shanks, lb., 8c; Plate Beef, lb 8 Shortening Crescent Sffi 21c Picnics Smoked Shoulders, "I per lb..... 14 C Beef, lb. t , ' LI MIXED ISLANDERS ASTIR Fom The Seattle Times Vancouver Islanders have organized an association to work for severance from the mainland of British Colum-bal and have their Island made a separate province of Canada, Leaders of the movement point to the fact that years ago when the island was a separate entity It was very prosperous, with a low debt and large assets. As part of British Columbia, they say, mainland discrimination Has frit tered away the island wealth. Consent of the Dominion government must be procured, and no one yet knows how Ottawa will view the plan. We might edge Into the situation with a proffer of annexation to the State of Washingon; but on second thought we doubt that the island cousins would look with favor on the production-for-use, share-the-wealth, socialistic, coliectlviat and communist form of government promised in this year's platform oC the Democratic Party. ni i mi Big Gar Comfort Plus Small Car Econony It is significant that many Tord V-8 owners are people who never before owned a low-priced car. They have selected the V-8 on its merit alone. It ' is as smart a car as any on the road. It is roomy, comfortable to ride in, has safety glass in all windows, super-safety brakes and in performance its marvelous V-8 engine is not surpassed by any other car . . . regardless of price. 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