Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on February 15, 1941 · Page 28
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 28

Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, February 15, 1941
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Page Six Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Saturday Morning, February 15, 1941 -Close-Ups Of Defense Chiefs- •m Washington Enjoys Watching Capital And Labor Leaders Pull Together On Great U. S. Arms Project T HIS In the l»t of nix clow-upt cil William S. Knudnpn and Sidney Hlllro: directors of the creat national defense production program. another defense commissioner. Bu certainly the Amalgamated Cloth ing Workers' Hillman could not be said to see eye to eye, socially, with BV TOM WOLF One of the unexpected things about William S. Knudsen, defense General Motors' Knudsen director, is that since arriving in Washington he has conceived a warm u. S. Steel's Stettinius. liking and a good deal of admiration for Franklin Roosevelt. He is a far away from Roosevelt's political philosophy as ever, but he has be come fond of the man personally. 'Also, he likes the way Rooseve operates—says that he is forthright and "doesn't put on any dog." One of the unexpected things about the associate defense director. Sidney Hillman, is that since taking up his governmental duties he appears to have developed jrenuine friendshin not only wit Knudson, but also with handsome steel-gray Edward R, Stettinius, jr Knndsen . Hillman calls him Bill. And it's much too early to re port that these purely persona relationships represent a great ce menting of relations between cap ital and labor and that a new era of mutual understanding dawns Jt can he reported, however, tha the White House and official Washington generally relish the spectacle of harmony that seems to exist within the defense commis- ;>n. Traveled Different Roads Though their careers have presently led them to the same place the roads Bill Knudsen and Sidnej Hillman traveled in getting there iiave been as far apart as possible. William Knudsen once said: "Out of 100 men 27 are self- starters, 40 are men who can do what the 27 tell them to do. I don't know what the remaining 33 are doing, and my hope is that my portion of the 33 will be as small as possible." This illustrates the difference in philosophy between the. director general of the office of production nanagement and his associate director general, Sidney Hillman. For Hillman has spent a great part of his life as a champion of the 33. Knudsen is, in general philoso- ihy, a laissez faire man. He be- ieves centralization, through gov- •rnmental regulation of business, mrts production. Hillman once remarked of aissez faire: "Laissez faire is the lolicy of every man for himself nd the devil take the hindmost. !ut I have noticed that the devil ot only takes the hindmost, but verything else as well." Cursing the "plague of planless- ess," Hillman plugged-hard in the arly 1930s for a national economic ouncil. It would have consisted f men from each major industry •ho would determine what per ent of capital reserves should go nto expansion and what per cent hould go into increased buying ower through higher wages. Al- hough this plan was never adopted, arts of it greatly influenced the stablishment of the NRA, of which "illman was labor's administrator. What Knudsen thought of the TIA is a matter of record. He ailed it "a crazy voluntary legis- lation movement," and said that "discourse the whole thing blew up, Still Opposes New Deal Hillman has been behind many other New Deal labor laws, ' including the Wagner act and the wage-hour Mill. His testimony before a congressional committee investigating wages and hours played a large role in the bill's final passage and President Roosevelt sent him the pen with which the bill was signed into law. Both these acts are foreign to Knudsen's philosophy. He sees in both a decrease in production. )There are two schools of thought in dealing with the unemployment problem," he once said. 'The first is advanced by our labor leaders, who advocate splitting the work up so that more men share the same job. This is not exactly making two blades of grass grow where one grew before because we end up with one blade of grass not any bigger or better but costing somewhat more." The whole philosophy which the New Deal stands for is dear to Sidney Hillman, who broke with John L,. Lewis to re-endorse President Roosevelt for a third term. The lew Deal philosophy is an ana- hema to Knudsen, who sees in it rends that will make everyone poor in the long run. "This idea of having everybody get poor so nobody can get rich is not going n wnrlr" " o work, 1 t never he once said. "Anywa has except in ancien Sparta, and Sparta isn't with anv more." The Danish blood in his vein hapes much of Knudsen's philos ophy. Five years ago, he proudly .old a Norse civic association 'Scandinavia is the balance whee if the world. You do not hear o hese people suggesting remedies or settling the problems and cur- ng the ills of the world. They are lean and wholesome and sane icople, quite unaffected by the razy ideas that seem to sweep the est of the world." Both Want Production Surprisingly enough, the basic im of both Hillman and Knudsen s much the same. Both want in reased production, no matter how greatly they may differ on the way o attain and distribute it properly lillman would be the first to admit that only through increased reduction can labor have a decent tandard of living. Good Civic Rule Asked People can have honest, efficient government and the kind they want if they will put their shoulders to the wheel, because politicians cannot control when the citizens take things in hand, Cecil H. Gamble, chairman of the Cincinnati, O., Civil Service Commission, declared yesterday In »an address before the Phoenix Rotary Club in Hotel Westward Ho. Mr. Gamble, who is spending his •econd winter in the city, is president of the Cincinnati Young Men's Christian Association, a director of the Procter and Gamble Company, and a Rotarian. Tells Of Cincinnati The address of Mr. Gamble largely concerned the operation of the civil service system in Cincinnati, where he has been chairman for 15 years. He asserted that people needed to keep the light of good government burning In the communities of this nation. It has been stated, he said, that Civil service will not function in an emergency. That excuse has been used many times to remove from the influence of civil sen-ice certain governmental departments. "I say to yon that civil service, when properly administered, not only can function In any emergency, but also caves money for the taxpayers in those emergencies," he stated. Mr. Gamble declared the city government of Cincinnati in the early 20's -was about as bad as could be found anywhere in the nation. The government was boss- ridden, he said, and graft was rampant in city contracts. The number of city employees increased immensely at election times, he explained, and things were about as bad as they could be. The people grew tired of it, he Raid, and a new charter was proposed, as well as the city manager form of government He explained somewhat fully the governmental setup that was adopted, find the manner of appointing the civil service board of the city. No Exceptions Asked In all the 15 years that he has lerved on the board, he said, no one has asked the board to make an exception for the appointment of some individual to a city job. The board, he said, acts as an advisory body, an efficiency board, end a judicial body in the matter of disputes. It also protects the City employees in their jobs. A civil service commission, he said, to function properly must be composed of men \vlio cannot bn tied up. In illustrating how the board functioned in promotional matters, he cited as an example the choice of a man to replace a chief of police who was retiring after 23 years of sen-ice. He declared that to be the first time a chief of'po- lice had ever been chosen by civil sen-Ice In the United States. The competitive examinations conducted, he said, resulted in the assistant chief of police being elevated to the post of chief. Prior to the address, Lester De- Deans, College Women Meet Representatives from five Arizona colleges and deans from different parts of the state will meet this morning in their annual conclaves at the Phoenix Junior College clubroom and Encanto Clubhouse. Associated Women delegates will convene at 9 o'clock in the junior college clubroom to discuss problems faced by the groups. Bertha Taylor, Phoenix Junior College, will direct the discussion. As the delegates arrive and register, each will receive a small handmade cowboy dressed in leather chaps and hat June Johnson and Miss Taylor are cochairmen of plans for the association meeting. presented valentines to four members of the club— Bill Allison, George Todd, John D. Loper, and Dr. Victor Randolph, president 67 Visitors Attend There were 67 visiting Rotarians In attendance. The prize for having come from the farthest away place went to Burr Foster of Burlington, Vt. Mr. Gamble was introduced by Jack Stewart. Mr. Gamble at the outset of his talk asked the Rotarians if they realized the asset ad in the way of cli- the valley ha mate. ._ . - T . '". he said, "Mrs. Gam- and I took some movinc nic- * here and on the strength of pictures and what we said Phoenix, there are 10 peo- tnls year enjoying the Business Pace Continues Fast Business continues at a fast pace in Phoenix, according to one of the best of available barometers, checking:' transactions. Checking transactions handled through the local banks during the week ended last Wednesday aggregated $18,850,745, according to the weekly report of the Phoenix Clearing House Association. This was an increase of $5,690,612 over the figure for the corresponding week a year ago, when local bank debits totaled $7,660,182, the clearing house figures showed. Miss Exile Will Speak Iscaah Materr, dean of women at Globe High School, will be general chairman of the state deans meeting opening at 9 a. m. at Encanto Clubhoue. Dr. Martin Hall, free-lance journalist exiled from Germany for his anti-Nazi policies, will address the morning meeting. At 12 o'clock, both deans and delegates from the colleges will attend a joint luncheon at Encanto Dr. Hall will be featured speaker at the luncheon, discussing "Youth Under Dictatorship". Arrangements for the luncheon have been made by Miss Marion Hadlock, dean of women at North Phoenix High School, and Miss Jewell Mitchell. Miss Ethel Rosenberry, dean of women at Phoenix Union High School, made arrangements for the speaker. Will Attend Kodeo After the luncheon, Associated Women delegates will attend the Phoenix rodeo at the state fairgrounds, while the deans resume their sessions. Dr. Blanche Carrier, dean of women at the Arizona State Teachers College at Tcmpe, will address the afternoon meeting and lead round-table discussion. A small cowboy hat will be given to each dean upon registration to signify the rodeo spirit Delegates from the Associated Women Students throughout the state will include Owens, Georgianna Agnes Mae Burrell, and Marjone Kempton, Gila Junior Col- TrSrl S^^fc Jennie ^Wnson, Joan McNeil, Emma Adams, and %£% ° tte Bauer, Arizona State Teachers College at Tempe; Jean H Texas Convict Flees Prison Albert Punchard, 30-year-old colored ex-convict, arrested here for theft of more than 51,000 worth of diamonds last November and returned to Texas, was sentenced to 99 years in prison and then escaped there. Phoenix police learned yesterday. Charles H. Wright, chief of detectives, said a bulletin issued Thursday by Chris P. Fox, El Paso sheriff, shows Punchard escaped from the county jail in Cameron, Jerome Frank Gets Federal Judgeship WASHINGTON, Feb. 14— (AP)— .Jerome N. Frank, chairman of ithe Securities and Exchange Commission was nominated to a federal judgeship today, and reports Tex., while awaiting transfer the Huntsville, Tex., prison. to It also shows he was sentenced under the habitual criminal act to 99 years in prison after receiving a two-year term for robbery by assault following return from Phoenix. He sen-ed two previous terms in the Texas prison for burglary. Punchard was arrested here by Ira O'Neal, city detective, while a fugitive from the Texas robbery charge. He admitted stealing a tray of diamond rings from a Phoenix jewelry store and assisted officers in recovering them. Shortly before he was arrested here, he had escaped from the Caldwell, Tex., county jaiL U. S. Revenue Drops In State WASHINGTON, Feb. 14—(AP) Arizona internal revenue collections •°rthe calendar year 1940 totaled $4683,967, compared with $4,699,- J30 in 1939, the treasury reported today. v Internal revenue collections, from all sources, in the nation totaled $5,862,434,465, a rise of $905,388,427 over 1939, the treasury said. circulated would be mission. that a elevated staff official to the com- President Roosevelt nominated Frank to fill the seat on the second federal circuit court bench made vacant when Robert P. Patterson became undersecretary war. Ganson Californian Purcell, who has 35-year-old headed the trading and exchange division for more than three years, was mentioned most frequently as the probable choice for the SEC vacancy. Inglish, Mary Bell Woodall, Vir- Jinia Woodall, Mary McNeil, Barbara Quinn, Marjorie Dains, Mary Margaret Miller, Dorothy Sergeant, Barbara Summers, Patricia Howard, Betty Behoteguy, and Miss Johnson, Phoenix Junior College. COURT HOUSE MARKET Phone 3-0164, 218 W. Wash. Loul» W. Gltlner SAVE A1U.NEY—SHOP L t 14' STEAK ROAST COMP'D EGGS Large BEEF Sfe * Lb o BOLOGNA 15< BACON D " ! l b 17' , Louise Willweber, Dorothy Moore, Sally Ross Marv Mar garet Waugh, Mabel Racy Lota Garber Salome Ross, Sd^'juS mary Galusha, University of Arizona, Tucson; Cornelia Grout, vS- ginla Johnson, LaVerne Butler, Ann , er, n- nta Gambee, Mary Eleanor King '- AND USED ROYALS ond Oth«r Makn PORK 5 " 1 It 10 PORK Sa "'"L, 15 LARD HAM— Picnics ...... PORK KIDNEYS .. L1 .Lb. ............ , PORK NECK MB ...Lb. BRAINS ........... u,. PORK Loin Roast ..Lb. PORK CHOPS ...Lb. BUTTER .......... IA.33( Smoked Spare Ribs Lb. 156 WIENERS ......... Lb. 15* BACOX— Slab ...... Lb. 20t BACOX— ',4-lb. pkg. . . . .12e PIG FEET ...... ....JJh. 3* HEARTS .......... Lb. 2 ARBOUSTMFUfftH BAKING WAS A Away *ri& baking werrlw and can* — H«»'i a Prix* Winning float thai "ihakM hand*" with Alt- lona'i ellmat* — a flour always tmllorm that afro* fro samo happy baking n- •altm orety Umtl -Nationally famous bom* ccono. •Ills say this "Climatically Comet" all-purpose flow performs almost Ilk* magic. Try Arizona STAR Floor TODAYI JoeT.NELCZU, h~.4M.Mo. ^ARIZONA* FLOUR MILLS Winter Sports Conditions Good Conditions will be good this week end for winter sports at five of Arizona's mountain recreation areas, according to the weekly winter sports bulletin issued yesterday by the Phoenix Weather Bureau in co-operation with the U. S. Forest Service. These are the Arizona Snow Bowl near Flagstaff; the Mingus mountain area, near Jerome; Upper Mingus mountain, 27 miles east of Telephone Prescott; Rustler Park, near tal; and the Williams'East near Williams. Depth of snow ranges, from *.* inches at the Snow Bowl tn t % inches at Mingus mountain T?n= are all open, but use of chain, advisable at most areas. ™* The weather forecast f ar •«,.winter sports areas in the state l^'l increasing cloudiness today win,' ' r probable snow over the higher »]. vations tomorrow. Temnerah,,:! Hillman Knudsen calls him Sidney. In their present, monumental task, there Is little conflict in aim. Both want production. Hillman wants to make sure that this production Is achieved with the minimum sacrifice of labor's gains. He is too realistic to think that it can be accomplished without any sacrifice. And so today two Immigrants, now both naturalized citizens, with widely different backgrounds,, lives, and philosophies are working together for the same goal. "Bill" and "Sidney"—they're that to each other—are pulling together to make America impregnable. Britain's Near Fall Is Voiced HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 14— (AP)—Gov. Robert A. Hurley said :oday it was his "unconfirmed be- ief" that Great Britain was about to capitulate to Germany two weeks ago, but that Harry Hopkins, acting as President Roosevelt's personal envoy, had persuaded the English government to 'hold out"-- pending receipt of increased American aid. "I am firmlv convinced," Gov- ernor Hurley told the state federation of women's clubs, "that England's situation was more critical than most people knew." Predicting the invasion of: Canada and Mexico "within one month" in the event England capitulated, the governor said the danger of invasion of the United States had been "understressed" rather than "overstressed." "It seems to me that now Is the, time to confound the Germans andj act.'" he said. Hurley is a Democrat. can have HOT WATER Anywhere with BU-GAS Service. FIVE POINTS Free Parking B&G Market Phone 42734 244 E. Washington Open Evenings & Sooty FREE DELIVERY ON $2.00 ORDERS WE REDEEM SURPLUS FOOD STAMPS BEEF ROASTS CHEESE PORK LIVER HAMBURGER CORNED BEEF STEAKS i*. 20c POTATOES APPLES BEETS, Turnips, Mustard & Spinach TOMATOES HE: "This coffee is so good I could go for a second cup." SHE: "That's because it's Hills Brofc Coffee." LOOK! RIGHT THERE ON THE SIDE OF THE CAN ARE COFFEE-MAKING- DIRECTIONS FOR ANY METHOD The compliments you hear for Hills Bros. Coffee are not only a tribute to its matchless, uniform quality, but to Tht, CbfUct Grind- For this grind- used "as is" according to the directions on the side of the Hills Bros. Coffee can—produces the utmost of flavor and aroma in any kind of coffee-maker. ClJund is guaranteed to produce best results in GLASS MAKER <Q PERCOLATOR €¥ OR POT Q if directions on the side of the Hills Bros Coffee can are followed DRIP fewC in K Ibutl Nine (Althi iore, n on to rench aimed ts wer tercep mptec e Fre or the man : nch c fled tl ish 6 at she t posit IAP be night • •Inl What I diploi tternE Britis tton" hs Britis] Jong is tee boi ody. to smight, «ayiel •etope »ps to- veme could 'bettei «niers that forcing Albanil th * **»' to 'it or i f 8 * HI fe?

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