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PAGE FOUR EL PASO EVENING Poo i SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 1928 El Paso Evening Post Owned and published t>j El Paso Post Co.. 109-11 8, Mesa. El Paso. Tex., by carrier, 10c a wk.; by mall. 60c a mo.; fft yr Outside O S A., il a mo; $10 a yr. WALLACE PERRY Editor P. G. WESTBERG Business Manager Entered at tlíe El Paso postoffice as second dass mall matte» Registrado como articulo de Segundo Clasf en al Admim»* tracion de Correos de Ciudad Juárez. Chíh.. con fecha 21 de Julio de 1928. Member of United Press, Scripps-Howard Newspaper Alliance. Newspaper Enterprise Assn., Newspaper Information Service, and Audit Bureau of Circulation. “Give light and the people will find their own way Scuttling Ships OEN. FLETCHER, of Flori^ da, conservative member of the national upper house, says he has informalioi. from private sources abroad that German and British shipping interests are planning to buy the U. S. lines and the American merchant lines when the U. S. shipping board offers them for sale, es it proposes to do soon. The senator's private information may or may not turn out to be correct. But there can be no disputing the soundness of his suggestion to the shipping board. “The shipping board.” he says, “ought to stop this foolishness and cease advertising ships for sale. They have done everything they could to induce private enterprise to take hold of shipping. There is nothing left but to go on and operate the ships.” The administration, however, seems determined to give away the ships the people paid for. If not to American private shipping interests, perhaps to foreign private interests. If half the ingenuity and energy that has been used in efforts to destroy our American merchant marine had been devoted to building it up, it is a safe guess that we might now have a merchant marine to be proud of- That, of course, would be serving the interests of the country as a whole, rather than any special interest. If, however, the administration is bound to serve some special interest, why not use the facilities of the shipping board to serve the farmers. Provide very special low rates for carrying our farm surplus to foreign markets, for instance. ----- o ----Nature vs. Chemists CHEMISTS meeting in Chi^ cago have been making all sorts of disturbing predictions. The time is coming, they said, when life as we know it will no longer exist. Human activities . ’ ' revolve around a chemical laboratory. Farms will be abolished and wc ^vill eat synthetic food made in factories. Scientists will regulate our health, complexions and even our stature by the truck they feed us. Clothes, our houses, and almost everything else will be synthetic, and, of course, scientifically perfect. All this distressed us very much until we read other news. Out in California, wc arc told, the crops of fruit are so great that even that state, famed for its prodigious feats, is unable to handle them. The horn of plenty has overflowed. The cooperatives, which have spread the fame of California's products far, are swamped. Prunes, peaches, apricots, grapes and apples must be left to rot. From the middle west comes news that the great harvest is progressing satisfactorily, and yields are better than had been anticipated. Oats, barley and rye are turning out better than had been expected. There will be a bumper com crop if nothing unforeseen happens in the next few weeks. Potatoes arc so plentiful that growers are having trouble in disposing of them. Cotton is improved. We sigh with relief. Surely it will be many years before we reach the time foreseen by the chemists when we will have a concentrated iood tablet for'breakfast in place of our grape fruit and “ham an’,” and a dish of yeast instead of a cut of roast beef. Too Many Wives P ITY the poor young cultan of Morocco, Mouley Mohammed. He is only 1G, is more modern than his forefathers, has western id'as, and apparently is anxious to do a good job of ruling. But he has met his first problem, and has been unable to solve it. The problem is his harem, for his lather willed him some 300 wives along with the throne. The young sultan found himself face to face with all sorts of scheming and intrigue, with 300 bickering, jealous ladies, each seeking to become the official wife and mother of a future sultan. Mohammed allowed himself to become worried, and small wonder. Finally, so the gossip goes, he fled and is now in France incognito as an ordinary tourist thinking it over. Young Mouley Mohammed deserves sympathy. Few men are so sought after as he. Yet everyone knows it is not always easy to keep family peace and harmony even in a monogamous land. Multiply ordinary domestic problems by 300, and be glad you're not a sultan. ----- o ----Political Libel f TGN falsehoods, ^ once started, a.e hard to overtake. In any kind of a politica- contest, the normal standards of truth are ruthlessly disregarded. For that reason | friends of Sec. Hoover will welcome t’-.o emphatic manner in which Sen. | Smith W. Brookhart of Iowa has j refuted the familiar yarn to the ef- j feet that Hoover forced farm prices | down during the war. Brookhart enjoys the confidence of the farmers and knows whereof ; li speaks when he declares that in- j stead of holding prices down, Sec.! Hoover held« them up drring the ' .war. j J Japan’s New Threat APAN is pursuing a bold and dangerous course in China. Her latest maneuvers cannot fail further to antag- cnize the Chinese people, and to turn world opinion against Ler. Baron Tanaka, author of the aggressive policy of Japan toward China, has bluntly informed the Nationalist government that Tokio will not permit abrogation of the Chinese-Japanese commercial treaties. Nanking had served notice that the treaties were cancelled. Tokyo stated that unless the Nationalists change their attitude toward Japanese interests in China, “the Japanese government may be obliged to take such measures as it deems suitable for the safeguarding ! of the rights and interest assured | by the treaties.” i This is nothing more nor less ; than an ultimatum threatening war. There may perhaps be some justification for Japan's refusal to permit summary action by Nanking, for her interests in China are many and varied, and her nationals numerous. Nanking's contention that the treaties are invalid because forced on China is none the less tenable. It will be more difficult, however, for Japan to justify the position she has assumed with regard to the rich territory of Manchuria. The Nanking government was reported to have negotiated an agreement with the Manchurian government in furtherance of the plan to accomplish the unification of the country. Manchuria was to retain controi of local affairs, but Nanking was to handle foreign relations; Manchuria was to accept the principles of Sun-Yat-Sen, founder of the party, and the Nationalist flag was to be hoisted in Mukden, the capital. Japan stepped in. She warned the Manchurian government that the contemplated agreement could not be carried out. Thus China is not to be master of her own house. Manchuria is an integral part of China. It contains 25.000.000 people, is rich in resources and is largely undeveloped. Japan will seek to justify her position by saying that her ownership of the South Manchurian railway, her “lease” of the Kwantung peninsula, her extensive commercial interests, her dependence on Manchurian raw materials, and the presence of her citizens makes it necessary for her to keep the Nationalists out. The fact will remain, however, that she has again demonstrated that she regards Manchuria as her own, and the belief will be strengthened that she will seek to swallow Manchuria as she did Korea when the time is opportune. The nine-power Washington treaty pledged its signatories, which included Japan, to “respect the sovereignty. the independence, and the territorial and administrative integrity of China.” It will be exceedingly difficult for Japan to square her present attti- tude with that treaty. -----o----- You Can Hear Holy Trombone at Winona 'RAPS COUNTY FEEDING BUMS By WILL ROGERS A LL I know is just what I read in the papers, and what I soak up in the way of loose conversation as I meander around, I “preached” or i “Lee tioneered” I as the hearer j might call it1 what he may, up at Winona Lake. Indiana, the other day. It is a kind of a Chat aqua, or summer colony affair, kinder like the one in New York State. It is on a beautiful lake, and they have lots of nice summer cottages and homes, and bathing and boating, and Preaching, and praying, and mabv a little cussing, when the collection is slack, or the Mosquie- toes are unusually famished. But all in all it looked like they had an awful nice time there. It was originally started by the Presbyterians, FOR the Presbyterians. But as expenses run pretty high on maintaining a big place like that, why they had to take in some outside talent. These Presbyterians still maintain a few of the old Scotch traditions, so they figured we better let in some Methodists. They will kinder contaminate the place but what we lose in prestige we will make up off them in dues. In other words we will make 'em pay for being Methodist. The bars even got down so low that the Babtists go in. Well that was the last straw with the real old Presbyterians. But after it was duly explained that it would lessen his carrying load, for each and every one of these amateur religionists, why the real old Presbyterian spirit of generosity showed itself and he said, “Well, sure, we will let ’em in, get their admission at the gate.” And now the thing has just drifted along till «the Protestants are practically welcome, and they all get along fine there togcather. It a Babtist preaches that morning, why a Methodist will lead the singing, but a Presbyterian will take up the collection, and some Congregationalist will lead the prayer, and implore the Lord that everybody at least get an even break out of what was collected. But they are all living there just as happy as can be, and a finer bunch of folks you never saw or played to. Humor? Say there is where you get it. in the towns and country where all these people come from. Its Billy Sunday's old stamping ground. He is the first one told me about it. He was away at the time I was there. He already had Auditor Says Practice Proves Costly Keeping Up News Speaker Against Rum Law Gets Most Applause at Public Affairs Institute By LUDWELL DENNY UNIVERSITY, Va.—An audience of 1000 educators and students, most of them from the south, enthusiastically applauded the wet speaker in the prohibition debate at the University of Virginia summer institute of public affairs. Rep. Louis C. Cramston of Mich- estimates that only one-tenth as much money is now being spent for liquor as before prohibition. Enforcement is progressively successful. Col. Hill in urging repeal of the 18th amendment and modification of the Volstead’ act meanwhile, stressed the familiar arguments of state rights and failure of prohibi- gress, received less applause lor jl1“ Neither0 oT'the two creat politl- defense of prohibition. ! cal“e5 m îheÎr PlIÎLrm^ en- Election of Smith as president j ¿orse ] 8tli amendment, nor does “would be a disastrous blow’ to pro-, either party declare against its hibition enforcement and would modification or repeal,” he said, promote nullification,” Cramton j .<The 18th amendment is the first sa*d- ; and only amendment of the consti- Hoover has declared that “pro-1 tution which attempts a regulation hibition has proved itself as a busi- t by the federal government of the ness proposition,” he added. ! personal habits and actions of the In reply, John Phillip Hill, Mary-, citizens of the individual states, land wet leader and former con-, “Whenever any suggestion is gressman, urged repeal of the 18th ; made of modification or repeal, the league talks of nulli- The county has to pay the board bill of too many bums, County Auditor John Andreas said today. He protested to Constable W. A. Simpson and said he will bring the J igan, Republican dry leader in con- matter up for discussion at the county commissioners’ meeting Monday. “Deputy constables go out here on Saturday nights and arrest from 1 20 to 40 poor Mexicans, Andreas said. “They arc kept in jail until Monday. The county has to pay the sheriff 75 cents a day, or $1.50 for t lie two days. “Monday morning the prisoner may be turned loose. If he isn’t turned loose and cannot pay his fine lie goes back to jail and the ■ amendment and meanwhile modifi- i Anti-Saloon The calf lives in the house with us— »-all same as India. Will Rogers Wires: SANTA MONICA — MoFes come wfst today. Not the Moses of bulrushes fame, but one from the Granite Swamps of old New England. He, tomorrow, Is to strike the mountains of California and out will come a commandment which will read: “Go forth, Herbert, and preach even unto the destitute corners of this land the benefits of Republican prosperity. Promise aid to the farmer who needs succor and preach to ’em the parables of of the protected tariff. I.av ye heavy on the evils of the wine when ft Is led. And. for goodness sake, save the post offices for the Republicans.” So sayeth the words of Sen. Moses, Amen.—WILL« ROGERS. of food. Well he said in less than an hour there was five thousand Hindo's gathered trying to find out wTho did it, and that there wras 12 of the most prominent ones sit up with the dead cow that night, and the next day the whole town close up and they hauled her to the Ganges and buried her, and there was thousands in the procession. It was just about as pretty a cow story as I ever heard. I asked him confidentally “wiiat missionary shot the cow?” He said “He dident know',” but he always thought it was a Greek that lived in the town,” and I asked him if the Greek run a Restaurant, and he said “Yes” and I said “That’s who shot your heifer. That Greek was going to have meat on his menu, even if nobody eat it but him and the Heathen missionaries.” county pays his board serves out the fine. “Too many of. those who are arrested for vagrancy, or getting drunk, the imprisonment is no punishment. It means three meals and a bed to sleep in to them. | • “I think something should be done to keep the county from hav- i ing to board so many bums in the I jail.” until he : cation of the Volstead act on grounds of state rights and the failure of enforcement. Cramton said in part: “Prohibition i s a noble experiment, the success of which means fication, but it acquiesces in the non-enforcement cf many other constitutional amendments. The prohibition ^ violate the fourth amendment against unreasonable searches and seizures. The fifth much to the whole world. Less than amendment against double jeopardy one-fourth of the house of repre-! and the sixth amendment guaran- sentatives support the wet position.! teeing speedy jury trial “are violated We cannot abolish the law's to ac-1 directly or indirectly by the dry commodate the lawbreakers. Babson law.” (Copyright 1P2R. The MeNauglit Syndicate, Jn<\ > The Fence So Thoroty Independent It Takes No Stand On Any Issue Eighth Band to Play Eighth Cavalry band will give a concert in the area bandstand 8 p. m. Sunday. The following program has been announced by Kenneth Herbert, conductor: March—"i..o Regiment de Sambre- et-Meuse”—Turlet. (French National Defile March). Overture—“Nebucedensor”—Verdi. Serenata Egypt ionna—■'Amina’’-—- Li nkSs Two Popular Numbers— in) “Little Mother—Kan^e. (li) ‘‘1 Still Rove You"—Yellen and i Ager. Selection—"Songs From the Old Folks”—Lake. 1st Movement from the Suite—* “Dallet Egyptienne”—Luigini. Polonaise—“Militaire"—Chopin. Regimental March—“Sth L\ S. Cavalry”—Herbert. THINKING OUT LOUD Gives Press Credit For Liberties THINKING OUT LOUD: By DR. B. U. L. CONNER Light N. M. Furnaces ALBUQUERQUE—While the east and portions of the southwest gasped today in the clutches of a heat wave, Albuquerqueans were wearing top coats and furnaces were being stoked. The maximum temperature the past 24 hours was 67. ... , ! Cold rains have descended over the women, the men having incomes of I state all of its triumphs have not been on the field of battle. Undoubtedly the world is indebted to the press for many of thè blessings which it now has. This was stressed many years age by Thomas Erskine, the noted ad- The address of Rep. Tom Con- vocate. who achieved undying fame nally before the Texas Press asso- j for his services in behalf of civil ciation at El Paso on June 17, 1927, j and religious liberty, when he de- on the subject of free government ; clared, in one of the celebrated state and a free press is an intellectual, trials of England, that “a free and composition of high order, and gives J unlicensed press, in the just and proof of the speaker’s capacity for j lepral sense of the expression has the office which he is seeking at the ! jed to all the blessings, both of re- hands of the voters of this state Mr. Connally, in his remarks, traced from early times, the development of the principle of the liberty of the press, and laid em- | phasis on the fact that political freedom and freedom of the press Y OU all know “Rody” the great Slide trombone player who al- Heaven than any of the old timers with their Trumpets, or even the Biblical musician Nero, who not less than $5000 a year. I. of course, am a college man and that explains my seven affairs. But unlike the rest of the tribe I don't have $5000 a year to keep up the other s i x women. I confine my spendthriftness to chewing gum and such. Just how I get by on nothing more than chewing gum is something that not even my flames can understand. But the El Paso trainman, shop ligion and government, which any part of the world enjoys, and it is calculated to advance mankind to still higher degrees of civilization and happiness.” Mr. Connally’s address deserves very wide reading, and it is, in the have their had intimate development. association in ; wTiter’s opinion, a valuable contribution to the subject embraced He showed. moreover, that in the struggle for liberty in England and in America within it. EDWARD C. WADE JR. Better Policemen M ORE and better policemen are urged in a report by a subcommittee of the Baumes Crime Commissi'".! of New York. Undoubtedly impro v e d trailing methods to equip policemen for their work would aid in curbing crime. The public expects much of the average patrolman without due regard for the many-sided nature of his work or the difficulties under which he labors. Coupled with this attitude is a general lack of respect for the dignity of his occupation. The public too often regards a policeman as a necessary evil when as a matter of fact he is a valuable and highly necessary public servant. However, the law itself is responsible for many of the policemen’s troubles. Sumptuary legislation has multiplied and complicated his duties and a disproportionate amount cf his time and energy is expended in the routine and wearisome task of enforcing traffic regulations. Your real policeman does not much care about ransacking a private home in search of home-brew, or arresting motorists. By all means educate the policeman for his work. It will encourage higher standards of men and performance; but in the meantime, relieve him of the stigma of being a snoop and let him direct his activities against those who actually war against society- even base drums, «more for collec tion, than inspirational purposes). You naturally are set and kinder guard yourself against being led down the trail by those instruments. But when something breaks out and you think you are following your first Neagro Minstrel show Parade down the street! a year to have only three extra affairs. He is just four affairs happier than were he a college man with a football mustache—11 on each side. A news article in the Pest Friday pointed out the 101 tilings you these saved, and was out working have a ]iccnfe ior before on some others, but I tell you who I can dQ them did see and he is just one of the fn E, PaE0, such nicest fellows you ever met. That as run a circus. 15 Rodheaver. ^ ^ ^ flying jenny or ^ hobby horse o r sell lightning rods , ^ , • • xi -r, or fire crackers, ways led the music m the Billy Sun- The Conner day revivals. Rody has slip-horned Supply Co needs more sinners into the Kingdom ot n0 iiCense"to sell worker, or'union tradesman, need its goods. The have no regrets that his income is great Biblical musician Nero, who I protected by an;$30€° & ' ™ b5’ "h‘Ch h° ab'C never missed a fire and playedj amendment to the constitution oft“Turkey in the Straw.” cn referred to as the 18th This You know nobody ever thought j amendment states emphatically that about saving anybody with a trom- all stuff with a content of over one bone before. They have tried Tom | tenth of one per cent is barred The Toms, and Organs and Harps, and ; jaw ends right there It dkj nQt go ahead and say that those who do peddle the barred stuff must have a license. Also an article in the Pest says, “the average married person, whether happily married or not, has seven love affairs.” You can always count on the Pest „ . - ^ bringing up something yellow like Say, Rody sure give that old m- that. Looks like they’d soft peddle strument a Holy standing, and any suoh stuff Just about the tj revised addition of the Bible has man be,lns t0 get somewhere out- sure got to give Rody and his Slip: side hls own h a] Horn a chapter. He has a lovely ]that Pest and ts ldeasb int0 a home there right on the lake, with | fellows wife's head, about the six a slide that goes irom the roof ot i othcr women. The ar-tickle goes on to say that the men and women chosen for the research to determine how many affairs married men and women have, were all college men and his house down into the water, and you ought to hear him sing! He sure can sing. He is the fellow that can make you sing whether you want to or not. I really think that he has led more terrible voices in what was supposed to be unison than any man in the world. He gets so many terrible voices going at once till the thing sounds like a novelty, and you will think its good. Every fellow sings for Rody, for he knows that he can't be the worst one there, and generally isn’t. You know singing docs more good than preaching. For when you arc singing you haven’t got time to think. I w'ant to get back there again next year and see the old Gang. THE BEST TIRE BUY IN EL PASO GOODYEAR All-Weather Cords 30x3 Vz .....................$8.95 29x4.40 ....................$9.90 TRI-STATE MOTOR COMPANY 320-330 W. San Antonio Main 4200 T? New’ Jersey. That's another great place. It's Methodist, and they are still trying to keep it exclusive. 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