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ARIZOKA PUBLISHING COMPACT, Phoenix. Arizona Chairman of the Board and Publisher Charles A. Staulfer Pncldent and General Manager W. W. Knorpp Editor J. W. Spear Managing Editor B. P. Lynch Secretary and Business Manager Sidney Myers Treasurer and QmilaUon Manager Oliver King ARIZ Gratitude is not only five memory but tlie homage of the heart—rendered to God for His goodness. —N. P. Willis. 1$ Hitler Ruled By Occult Forces Rather Than By Reasoning? Constantly On Trial Suppressing Opinions The Brewers and Beer Distributors Committee of Arizona is to be commended for the excellent work it has done in this state in improving conditions pertaining to the dispensing of intoxicating liquors. The dispensers who have co-operated with the committee In Its campaign of "clean up or close up" also are deserving of mention. While conditions relating to the dispensing of intoxicants will never be ideal by reason of the nature of the business, the obnoxious features which have made it very bad can be removed by the co-operation of those engaged in it There is yet much to be done in bringing into line those who have failed to abide by the slogan, "clean up or close up." Those engaged in the business must never forget that theirs is a business which does not and can never meet with unanimous approval. For that reason the dispensers must abide rigidly by the rules and regulations set up for their operation. Death Penalty For Rapists Midway last Wednesday a radio commentator felt himself abruptly "cut off at the pockets" as he was plunged into a deep, dark silence. Under what authority the commentator was speaking we do not know, but the subject was the divergent views of Mr. Wendell Willkie and Secretary of the Navy Knox regarding the turning over to Britain of another contingent of "over age" destroyers. It is also now well understood that the President shares the view of the secretary regarding the disposition of the destroyers. Some captjous persons may be led to inquire if after all this is a real democracy in which the opinions of a considerable section of the people may be suddenly suppressed in mid-speech The question under consideration appears from one point of view much more important than many suppose it to be. It involves the questioning of what we have to call "the first issue of defense" against Hitler. That seemed reasonably tactical. The earlier opwa- ^ None will deny that there is a great deal of truth in the statement of Representative Gaynor K. Stover of Pima county that a rapist would rather become a murderer than leave alive a possible death case witness but whether that is a good excuse for not enacting legislation that would impose the death penalty as punishment in certain classifications of rape is doubtful. There are many angles to be considered, some of which would seem to make it advisable to impose the death penalty, not ac a matter of punishment so much as a deterrent to the crime. In most cases of rape which would come under the classifications for which it is proposed to give the death penalty in Arizona, the victims are slain whether the offenses were committed in states having capital punishment for the crime or not The rapists in those instances killed, not always because they would rather become murderers than to leave possible witnesses, but because fatal wounds were inflicted in accomplishing their purposes. Arizona, fortunately has been rather free of the type of rape cases which would come under the classifications for which it is proposed to give the death penalty. There have been a few such cases but not in the number which has been the experience of many other states. If the death penalty is made the punishment in such cases, the deterrent effect of the legislation will be far-reaching in the state. Such a law will not entirely stop the offense but it will go a long way in doing so, and particularly will that be true after a rapist has been executed for the crime All phases of the potentialities of such legislation should be studied by the betterIf h ' * better If he could be beaten at the first ime of defense, the easier wouid +£°, U v gOUlg ati the second lin * an* the third line and subsequent lines • The mistake of the Allies in the beginning was in allowing Hitler to get the jump on them and thus acquire a momentum that would have swept all Europe off its feet but for the English channel. These destroyers are serving no useful purpose in lying idle at the docks. Over age" now, they will never be any younger. These destroyers were built by our navy in 1918. There were 97 of them. Many of them were defective and some of them were never put to ' T S fr ° m the best of them that destrovers w sent to Great some months ago were taken w h , what result in the annoyance of Hitler we have not yet been informed. The latest absent-minded professor story tells of the instructor who climbed into the barber chair and asked for a hairc " t : to «P'y to the barber's request that he remove his hat, the professor apologized: "I'm sorry> j di P dn , t know there were any women present". In spite of all efforts to chase him ™* ? e « th «tm holds a rendezvo™ on the highways of Arizona. legislators but it would seem that such S^Sri « ?? ^ t0 Only one concl «- sion and that is that the bad effects of * e .. law ™*H be greatly minimized by the good effect it will have. There possibly is no penal legislation which does not lend itself to abuses, even the law which prohibits murder, but such abuses are negligible when compared to the benefits to society which accrue from such laws. SATURDAY MORNING PUBLIC FEBRUARY 15,1941 Foil Multiple Wire Transcontinental Trunk Service of '"" r i-uir issnriATEn PRESS Transcontinental Trunk Wire Service of FED PRESS and INTERNATIONAL NEWS .... •lated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication , jatcu n,u a -,,,Icfl ..narlltorl t" »^(- --- ul "- a "OH I VAXlMff » .....jw — -- — -- - -- — •- — "«U..Il,2 ~'.'^1 The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for Publication *W news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper and ai« ff local news published herein. All rights of reproduction of special dbpatrteslaS' The European war apparently is beginning to spread with such speed that even the most expert observers are hard put to predict now far-reaching in effect the Balkan situation will be. Outstanding among the many questions that may be asked concerning the activities of Hitler in the Balkans is the query: "Are the Germans trying to beat down the British before American aid can be mustered. Another question which may be asked is whether Hitler fears the British and Greeks will enter the war arena from the back door ana is moving to close that entrance. "Where will Japan fit into the picture?" also is a question to be answered in this troop movement into the Balkans. All of this activity in the Balkans is taking place at a time when it is evident that the United States is embarking upon an all- out aid to Great Britain," which might lead one to conclude that Hitler and his board of war strategy have decided that they cannot beat the British to their knees by bombing the British Isles and have turned to Southern Europe as the means of bringing Great Britain to terms. In the current issue of Liberty Magazine there is a most interesting article by Pierre Van Paassen concerning Hitler and the occult forces which he declares play a prominent, part in the activities of the Germans. Mr. Van Paassen states emphatically that astrologers, soothsayers, palmists, numerologists and clairvoyants, who abound in Germany, predict rather openly that Hitler will never conquer England. . The whole occult theory concerning Hitler, according to Mr. Van Paassen, centers around the numeral 7. Last July, it is stated by the interpreters of occult signs, was the seventh month of Hitler's lucky cycle and the end of the cycle. "What he had not achieved by that time he never will, the Germans dolefully admit," Mr. Van Paassen states. Whether there is any truth in occult theories or not, it is true that Hitler has made no progress in subduing Great Britain since last July. The threatened invasion of the British Isles has not seemed so imminent since then as it did during that month. Italy has proved since last July to be an insignificant factor in aiding Germany to win this war. Mixed into this soothsaying in Germany, according to Mr. Van Paassen, is the repeated statement of those who interpret occult signs in the reich that Hitler will die in this year of 1941. Mr. Van Paassen is authority for the assertion that even Hitler believes it and that he is more and more keeping himself in retirement in his Berchtesgaden retreat The fuehrer, Mr. Van Paassen says, believes implicitly in the occult forces. If what he says is true, then Hitier and Germany are ruled largely by soothsayings. "Will Germans cleanse themselves once and for all of that cancerous ambition of world domination with which their rulers have f9r years infested them?" he asks. "I believe-they will I am convinced that within the next few years will come the dawn which will spell Hitter's doom and the end of the Germany of aggression. It wiU come—if America will forge the weapons that will corner Hitier in Berchtesgaden, a prisoner of his own people." It is evident from the conclusion of Mr. Van Paassen's article which we have quoted above, that he does not take much stock in the soothsayings of the occultists and the clairvoyants. He evidently believes that Great Britain with the aid of the United States will . eventually whip Hitler. None of this, however, answers the questions concerning the effect of this latest trend of the European war. Nor in it is seen the answer to the question whether the war is about to jump out of Europe to indude the rest of the world. Dimly outlined in Mr Van Paassen's article on occult forces in Germany is a supposition that Hitier and the Nazis have found the British Isles impregnable and are turning to an alternate in the effort to beat Britain. Left Waiting At The Grav< By Reg Manning 'Arizona Republic Staff Artist Cause And Cure Of Trench Mouth One of the commonest ailments among the soldiers in the last war was called trench mouth, which was later recognized as the Vincent's angina of which physicians already had knowledge. As the symptoms interfere with the general health of the individual, these patients were brought into hospital and isolated from others until cured. "The patient complains of tender, swollen, spongy gums which bleed on the slightest pressure." There is some ulceration of the gums and inner sides of the cheeks, often found behind the last molar or grinding teeth and often there may be deep sloughing ulcers of one or both tonsils. The breath is foul with the odor of rotting meat." The disease is due to an organism. Dr. F. B. Bowman, Hamilton, In the Canadian Medical Association Journal, states that the disease is contagious and may be transferred i<. many ways. The use of common drinking glasses, kissing, and the passing from man to man of tobacco bags closed with a puckering string and usually fastened with the teeth which were commonly used in the last war were considered the causes of infection. Dr. Bowman \vas in charge of a laboratory in the last war and when these cases first began to arrive, the disease was thought to be pyorrhoea. Accordingly, after the painting of the gums with caustics, acids, and mouth washes of all kinds had been used withou benefit, smears were made from the ulcers and the organisms were found in large numbers which showed that Vincent's angina anc trench mouth were the same disease. As pyorrhoea means pus in the gums and treatment by ipecac helped cases of pyorrhoea "it was decided to prepare a mixture of ipecac and arsenic and apply thi to the infected and ulcerated spots The mixture contained equal parts of liquor arsenalis, wine of ipecac and glycerine and was applied by tooth brush or absorbent cotton." This treatment was most effective, the sore and bleeding gums the ulcers, the inflamed lining o: the mouth and the terrible odor al rapidly disappeared. As this is a disease that.is common where people are crowded together, the above method of preventing it and the method of treating it should be remembered. Everyday Poems —By Anne Campbell — NOW SHE CAN SEE Now she can see, who has been blind so long. Now she can walk, who has not walked in years. Her heart that beat so slowly has grown strong. She is at home in the immortal spheres. She has had thoughtful gifts from loving friends, But never such a healing gift as this. Death's angel comes to say that sorrow ends, And she can realize her dreams of bliss. We who have watched her mortal suffering Rejoice with her that her travail is done. After the winter of her pain, the spring Has. brought restoring warmth of earth and sun. Now she can see, who has been blind for years. 'We know at last she is released from pain. When we recall her, smiling through her tears, We cannot, must not, wish her back again! CONVERSATION PIECE He has such funny little words! You cannot find them in a book. They are not told by bees nor birds; They are not sung by any brook. Only our baby says them so, And what they mean, only we know! We shall remember through the years This time of striving to express By one dear child his hopes and fears, His innocence and happiness. We know he struggles to impart The lovely language of the heart! TUMBLE, THE CAT What is the beauty that spreads on the mat Like velvet, as fluid as water, and more Rippling than sunlight? It's Tumble, the cat. Stretched out on the floor! High-stepping, as glossy as Walter's new hat, He leaps on the cushions with grace and emprise. Patient and beautiful, Tumble, the cat, Has stars in his eyes. That is not quicksilver scampering! That Is a warm heartbeat all covered with fur, Bearing affection! It's Tumble, the cat, Joyfully astir! and Q University the Masses By FREDERIC J. HASKIN .A A reader can get the answer to any question of (act by writing The Arizona Republic Information Bureau. Frederic J. Haskln. director, Washington, D. C. Please enclose three cents for reply. Q. When was the act passed which stopped the manufacture of poisonous matches? K, K. C. A. The Esch-Hughes nonpoisonous match act was passed in 1912. It placed a tax of two cents per 100 on matches containing white phosphorus, which made the " use of this material commercially impossible. Q. Please give some information about the clipper ship Flying Cloud. E. S. A. The clipper ship Flying Cloud was built at Boston, Mass., by Donald McKay. This ship sailed from New York to San Francisco by way of Cape Horn in 89 days, he trip was made in 1851. Q. Can muskrat be eaten? M. D. L. A. Muskrat meat is tender, juicy, and delicately flavored. The flesh lends itself to almost any style of cooking. The meat can only be used during the fall and winter months. Q. b the song "The Wreck of the Old 97" based on fact? T. 0. A. It refers to the wreck of the Southern Railway train No. 97 which jumped the track going to Danville, Va., September 23, 1903, lulling and injuring a number of postal and express employees as well as the engine crew. Q. When was Georgette crepe first used in the United States? C. M. H. A. The name "Crepe Georgette" was registered in the U. S. Patent Office in 1913 by Haas Brothers, who introduced crepe in New York City in 1912. Q. What is fuller's earth? A. P. A. Fuller's earth is a white to brown, naturally occurring, earthy substance, resembling potter's clay, jut lacking in plasticity. It is so called from its use in fulling cloth. Q. Please give some information about the Galveston flood. P. W. The great Galveston flood, caused jy a West Indian hurricane, occurred on September 8, 1900. More han 6,000 lives were lost. The >roperty damage was estimated to >e more than $17,000,000. Q. What jockeys have ridden the most winners in the Kentucky Derby? G. C. A. Isaac Murphy and Earle Sande. Q. How long: has condensed milk been on the market? E. B. A. Gail Borden built a factory n 1856 to manufacture the first condensed milk. Q. What state leads in railway mileage? L. E. W. A. Texas has the greatest railway mileage of any state in the United States, the total being 16,473 miles. Q. What is the oldest disease? E. E. T. A. Leprosy is the most ancient if human diseases. Q. What is the Philadelphia award? E. T. H. A. Ten thousand dollars and a medal is annually awarded to "that man or woman living in Philadel- >hia, its suburbs or vicinity, who luring the preceding year, shall lave performed or brought to its culmination, an act or contributed a service calculated to advance the best interests of Philadelphia." The award is the gift of Edward W. 3ok, who established a trust-fund or that purpose. Q. Who is the com husking champion? C. M. B. A. At the annual corn husking championship held in Davenport, a., Irving Bauman won the title vith a record of 46.71 bushels in JO minutes. Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hand be weak: for your work shall "be rewarded. —n Chronicles 15:7 MAYBE NOBODV TOLD HIM HE'S DEAD/ POLITICAL CAREER WENDELL WILLKIE HOIMll ItrulLIC AN» CAZITTI STNDIUTI It's The Principle Of The Thing By WILLIS THORNTON We are all accustomed to catchwords, and the old business of "disagreeing with every word you say and fighting for your right to say it," is accepted as a commonplace. As a general principle, almost every American accepts it. Only when the principle comes down to application is it sometimes difficult to stick by one's guns. Yet it must be obvious that only insofar as it is applied is the principle of any practical value. Out in California there is a court case brewing. It concerns an application for naturalization by one Hans Diebel, who quite frankly and openly announces that he is an anti-Semite. The U. S. Naturalization Service opposed the grant of citizenship. A memorandum was then filed with the court by the American Civil Liberties Union as a "friend of the court," asking that Diebel's application be granted. A. L. Wirin, veteran attorney for the ACLU, bases the memorandum on the' contention that the naturalization act "makes certain behavior, not beliefs, ground for denial of naturalization," and that "freedom of thought and of speech is guaranteed to the alien as well as the citizen, and . . . includes freedom for the thought that we hate." » » * The Civil Liberties union has often been accused of a too-ready defense of those espousing radical causes, when their civil liberties were infringed upon. Yet the union has defended Henry Ford's right to air his views, and here defends the position of a man whose confessed point of view is probably thoroughly repugnant to Wirin personally and to practically all the officers and members of the union. * * * Is it foolish thus to defend those whose views are completely at variance with basic American ideas? Our whole American way is built on the belief that it is not. For what is the alternative? If prospective c'tizens are tc be barred for beliefs not covered b.y the constitution to which they must swear allegiance, we are'forcing men into a mental mould. And we believ-? that the state his; power to regulate r-ction, but that thought and speech must be free, else more is lost than could be gained by regulating them. We hope that if Diebel gets his citizenship he will have learned a lesson in toleration, for he will owe it partly to the intercession of those who utterly disagree with him. May he then go, as a certain lawyer was once bidden, and do likewise. Cotton's Washington Column WASHINGTON, Feb. 14—The $5,000,000 model village which the army built at Quoddy, Me., for a tide-harnessing project that never came off, has become a useful part of the national defense program. Under direction of the National Youth Administration, Quoddy is serving as a center in which hundreds of young men are being fitted for future roles as producers of war-essential materials. ' Within a few days, approximately 1,000 young men from New England, New York, and New Jersey will be in residence at Quoddy, to learn trades and acquire skills for various phases of defense protection. The training program is much more elaborate and thorough than anything NYA previously offered. Formerly, a youngster getting an NYA shop course put in only about two months at it and got little more than a grounding in safety habits, shop terminology and so on. At Quoddy, he will get from four months to a year of training, and will come out—if not a fully qualified machinist or mechanic, at least a man who Is fitted to start In somewhere as a helper with prospects of developing quickly into a skilled worker. The long-idle barracks and other quarters are filling up. Each boy as he arrives is assigned to a job in one of the maintenance units. There he does the ordinary work of keeping the Quoddy plant in shape—painting, plumbing repairs, carpentry, electrical repair work, and the like. After about eight weeks he is ready to take a specialized course. • • • Biggest of the classes is In aviation, where some 200 boys are getting a grounding in airplane mechanics, construction and repair. The boys who take this course must be high school .By BRUCE CATION. graduates; the course lasts for a year, and boys who graduate will be permit- :• ted to take Civil Aeronautics Administration examinations for aircraft and engine mechanics' licenses. Another large class is in the machine shop, which will have some 200 boyt by March. A third is a sheet metal shop,, where slightly more than 100 boys will get six months of training. Courses hi agriculture, radio and in the operation of a cafeteria are also available. Instruction in all of these classes Is given, not by NYA, but by instructors from the state of Maine's educational system.-This scheme was worked out after conferences between Aubrey Williams, head of NYA, and Dr. John W. Studebaker, U. S. commissioner of education. The maine instructors who do this work will be paid by federal funds. • • • A significant change In the NYA program at Quoddy is the dropping of the old system whereby a lad at a training center received instructioa in various skills, getting a smattering of several vocations but usually not getting any very thorough training In any single one. Emphasis now will be on giving a youngster as complete a grounding as possible in some one line of work. For the work they do at Quoddy, tte NYA boys get paid, monthly earnings ranging from $14 to $24. They don't get paid for their schooling but the tuition is free. Meanwhile, the maintenance and shop units get a good deal of useful work done. The Quoddy boys recently assembled and installed a complete two-way police radio system for all the highway patrol can of the state of Maine, for example. Civilian: Conservation Corps trucks used to Maine have also been getting repairs and servicing at the Quoddy shops. Do You Remember? 20 Years Ago: Feb. 15, 1921 40 Years Ago: Feb. 15 1901 Following the pageant yesterday afternoon in which the history of this section of the Southwest was presented to thousands of spectators in a series of representations of the milestones which mark it, the pioneers of the county gathered last evening in a meeting to celebrate further the 50th anniversary of Phoenix and Maricopa county. Maj. E. M. Duncan, civilian representative from divisional headquarters of the Salvation Army and campaign director for Arizona, left last night'for Northern Arizona points where he will hold conferences. The maximum temperature in Phoenix yesterday was 83 degrees and the minimum was 62 degrees. There was no rainfall. Dr. and Mrs. Robert Dodsworth will leave this evening for the Grand Canyon en route to their home in Long Beach after a short visit in Phoenix. James G. Keating of Florence arrived in the city yesterday and will remain for several days on business. Dr. G. S. Monical, county physician, left last night for Indianapolis, Ind., to be gone a week or more. Combining some of the best talent in the local law profession, the law firm of Kibbey, Bennett, Gust and Smith has been organized. The individual members of the firm are Judge Joseph H. Kibbey, Walter Bennett, John L. Gust and Judge Frank O. Smith. Through the courtesy of J. C. Adams of the Hotel Adams who initiated the idea, the dining room of the hotel is to be devoted after 8 o'clock tomorrow night to an informal dinner at which the wives of the legislators who live in the hotel are to be hostesses to the legislators and their wives who live elsewhere. The hostesses will be Mrs. W. P. Sims, Mrs. Roy Davidson, Mrs. Elias Hedrick, Mrs. George Hall, Mrs. George Hoyt, Mrs. C. L. Knight, Mrs. P. C. Keefe, Mrs. David Morgan, Mrs. H. W. Snyder and Mrs. F. A. Woodward. Mrs. J. P. Ivy, a charter member of the Robert E. Lee chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, was elected president of the state organization at the annual business meeting held in Phoenix yesterday. Mrs. R. A. Talbot of Tempe is visit- Ing in Phoenix for a few days. Wilbur Jaquette, the accommodating page of the legislative council, celebrated his 14th. birthday last night, one day after date. It was a very pleasant affair. There were games and a most enjoyable time. After the reception at Master Jaquette's home, he took Ml guests to dinner at Clark's Restaurant His guests were Anna Luke, Eva Luke, Nellie Burnett, Hattie Winters, Zot Elstner, Lillian Ferguson, Georgia Cundiff, Edwin Luke, Charley Luke, Bennie Balm, Joe Melczer, Willie Cundiff, Herman Kelly, David Mercer, Frank Slater and Raymond Jaquette. The maximum temperature in Phoenix yesterday was 62 degrees and the minimum was 37 degrees. The weather was cloudy but no rain fell. S. M. McCowan, a member of the committee appointed some time ago it a citizen's meeting to visit Washington in the interests of forest reserve consolidation, returned home on yesterday morning's train from the north. Celebration of Chinese New Year he- gins next Sunday evening, February IT, and active preparations are in progress in Chinatown. To the oldtimers, who have become familiar with the Chinese manners and customs, this annual celebration means little more than a distracting series of dins and noises front which they are very willing to escape, but to the newcomer and the Easterner who have caught only occasional glimpses of the people who wear tne queue, a peep at their festivities in celebration of the New Year will be a revelation. Mrs. H. Mitchell came in yesterday from Jerome on a visit. O. O. Saxhang of Nogales arrived yesterday to spend a few days in the city on business. Mrs. Thomas Sloan of Wickenburs is in Phoenix to spend a week visiting her father, L. L. Plank. F. A. Sweet came in yesterday morning from Bisbee on business. Visitors arriving in the city ye 51 "™/ from Prescott included Reese M. LU»B' Joseph I. Roberts and S. L. Beach. George W. Sanders arrived from vm ture yesterday on business. . W. C. Truman of Florence is a visitor in the city. . :„ Dr. J. J. Fleming of Wickenburg a a visitor in the city.

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