Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on February 17, 1941 · Page 28
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 28

Phoenix, Arizona
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Monday, February 17, 1941
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ARIZONA rCBLISHDi'O COMPACT, Fboenlx, Arizona Chairman at the Board and Publisher Charles A. Stsuller President and General Manager W. W. Knorpp Edllor 3- «'• Spear Managing Editor B. P. Lynch Secretary «nd Business Manager Sidney Myers Treasurer and Circulation Manager Oliver King ARIZ The teacher irJio is attempting 1o teach without inspiring the pupil icitli a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. —Horace Mann Civil Service Makes Cincinnati, 0., A Well Governed City After hearing Cecil H. Gamble, chairman of the Cincinnati, O., civil service commission, explain the operation of the civil service system in use in that city, it is easy to understand why the municipal government of Cincinnati is declared to be one of the finest in tne nation. It is very evident that the government of Cincinnati is not made inefficient and costly by political patronage. , Cincinnati also is a good example of the truth of Mr. Gambles assertion in a talk before the Rotary Club here that people can have the kind of government they want if they will put their shoulders to the wheel to see that they get. what they want. Two decades ago the Southern Ohio town had one of the worst governments in the nation. Its record was bad. The city has attained the enviable reputation of having one of the finest governments because the people did put their shoulders to the wheel. Mr. Gamble declares that a civil service system to function must be administered by men who cannot be tied up and who are not obligated politically. None will doubt the truth of that statement, but we wonder whether the success of the commission in Cincinnati has not been due also to the fact that no one appointing power appoints all three members of the commission. Some of the success also must be due to the fact that the personnel of the commission is not political. Phoenix has a civil service system but we judge, after hearing Mr. Gamble explain the system in use in Cincinnati, that there is as much difference between the system in use here and the one in use there as between a first grade reader and an eighth grade reader in the grammar schools. The system functions in Cincinnati to give good government and to eliminate almost entirely, if not entirely, the influence of politics from city employment Mr. Gamble did not say, but it is inferred from his talk that there are no exceptions in city employment from the operation of the civil sendee system and that all appointive offices and all city employees are selected by merit and not by political affiliations or political work. That can only make for stability in government and efficient operation in administration. There also is another big item attached to government of that kind and that is the lessened costs under which it is carried on. To a great many citizens, that one item is worth more than anything else. We were greatly impressed by Mr. Gamble's explanation of how a new chief of police is selected in Cincinnati. There is no opportunity for a squabble incident to the selection such as comes up in Phoenix nearly every time a new police chief is appointed. A new chief in Cincinnati is chosen by civil service methods and the post is given to the man deemed best qualified, after examination, to hold the post. What is needed in Phoenix is an awakening respecting city government such as the people of Cincinnati had back in the early 20's. Phoenix could well afford to take a page out of the history of Cincinnati, and while it might place this municipality in the position of aping the Ohio city, it would be creditable to the citizens of Phoenix if the government of this city, could be listed as one of the finest in the nation. We do not think that Phoenix has one of the worst city governments in the nation. The government probably is best classified as an average municipal government There is no reason why it shouldn't be the finest. There is no real reason why the government of this city shouldn't function smoothly and without the turnovers and the turmoil that has been its history for many years. That ideal situation will be reached one of these days when the people become tired of it and put their shoulders to the wheel. No Agreement Thus Far Creating Safety On Highways There are rumors from time 1o timp of a Russo-Japanese agreement but thus far there has been no public announcement of an accord between the two nations. Incidentally, it might be mentioned that usually in these rumors the Nazis are mentioned in one connection or another with Ihe plan. The latest rumor relates to the threatened German drive through the Balkans toward Greece and Turkey. It is claimed that it will not be strange if such an accord is announced on the eve of the German thrust. Such an agreement, it is explained, will, release the tension in the Orient and permit the Japanese to come to the aid of Germany by moving against Singapore. We wonder whether Japan wants to take on Great Britain at this time when it has its hands full with China. Proposed State Sabotage Laws Whether the enactment by the states of laws providing for stiff punishment for sabotage of defense industries will provide weapons in states enacting them for use against unions and union members depends in a large measure upon the manner in which the laws are worded and more particularly upon what is defined in the laws as sabotage of defense industries. The suggested laws are opposed by the American Federation of Labor on the ground that picketers, legitimate strikers or workers, making normal mistakes, might be punished under such laws. It would seem, however, that the real issue In the matter is whether such laws are needed to curb sabotage in industries handling defense contracts. The question to be answered is not whether such laws might give rise to abuses in certain instances but whether sabotage is so widespread as to require state law? to cope with the situation. Opinion differs as to whether the strikes that have occurred so far in industries having defense orders have been caused by fifth columnists attempting to !ie up the defense program or whether such strikes are thp normal course of disputes concerning wages, hours, or union recognition. Some strikes that have romp up since the defense program started have been purely of the type that would have arisen irrespective of whether the plants in which they tnok place were makmg war materials or not. Other strikes have come up where the motive it questionable. Many citizens, however, are wont to charge fifth columnist activities or attempted sabotage in every strike that has started since the defense program got under way. Most of the strikes since the start of the defense program have been for union recognition demands for a closed shop, the result ol quarrels between rival unions, or for hikes in wages. Whether some of the=e strikes resul,P d , ron , pf , orts „, ? for fore!gn governments attempting to Judge Joe M. Hill of Dallas, Tex., believes the reason that there are so many traffic accidents and so many fatalities on the highways in automobile accidents is that the American people "get a bang" out of danger. He may have something on the ball «t that. There is plenty of evidence to substantiate the belief of the Texas judge that American people do not particularly prize safety but will go out of their way to court danger, and that they like to take a chance. "You can't scare them into safe driving", the judge asserts. Of the truth of that statement, there can he no dispute. Americans do not scare easily where their individual personal safety is concerned. In the past decade, almost every appeal possible has been made to" the American public to .drive automobiles with due regard to safety. So far these appeals have had no effect. The death toll on the highways rolls steadily onward and mounts higher and higher. The highways today are no safer than they were a decade ago in spite of engineering improvements in both road- huilding and automobile construction designed to give greater safety in motor vehicle operation. This would tend to prove the point of Judge Hill that Americans "get a hang" out of danger. Judge Hill, however, believes that there is a native sense of politeness in Americans and a willingness to respect the rights of others. "If WP can once bring the discourtesy of careless driving home to the public, then we can begin to impress them with safety work" he says. We quite agree with the ju'dge that there is a native sense of politeness in Americans but the trouble ig that once an American sits himself behind the wheel of an automobile, his native sense of politeness vanishes completely. He forgets that anyone else possesses any rights. The results of this at iturle are evidenced in the big death toll, he increased number of persons cnpplpd for life, and tne niim accidents. as judEP hp li p ves a sticker hip)d wi " Mive «- T hnK vnur ri ,* . " n >' OU ° r >nur courtesy m traffic", anrl ' on thp side next to the driver, it should be « P edge: • will he alert and courteous. Drmng p nta ,ls „ responsibilitv to mv Inn m m ' WC '""• hnw «-«- «»l tne many motorists will he so intent upon exemsing their mistaken belief of supremacy that they won't have time to see the stickers. Cer aTni P 'f paredness >* Questionable. w^? y majorily of 1hem hav " been the outgrowth of normal disputes. A finer recommendation for the operators of the South Carolina reformatory could not be found than that a former mmale wanted to return be- rausp that, was th» only p] ac e where folks were nice to him. MONDAY MORNING f££ FEBRUARY 17,1941 That Beats Me! By Reg Manning Arizona Republic Staff Artist Swollen Eyes One of my brothers, when quite or smoke, drugs, insect bites, light, small, would at limes appear at heat, X-ray. breakfast with his lips swollen.] There are cases where the indi- sometimes his eyes and sometimes ^vidual is taking injections of drugs, both lips and eyes. The swelling!vaccine, pollen, and other sub- was thought due to the bite of alstances; as there are no other skin spider but we could never figure'or intestinal symptoms present out why the spider picked out only! these injections are not suspected the lips and the skin around the'of being the cause of the swollen eyes. It was some years later be-1 eyes, fore I learned that these swellings! How can one find out whether Q and A University of^^^^J, the Masses By FREDERIC J. HASHES' A readrr run e't the amwer tn any ancntinn of fact by writinc The Arizona Republic Information Burrau, Frederic J. Haikln. director. Hn.hlnetnn. I). C. rieane enclose three rents for reply. Q. How many presidents' mothers have lived to see their sons inaugurated? J. C. A. The mothers of seven presidents Have lived to see their sons elected president. Of these, the mothers of George Washington, James Madison, James K. Polk. were not due to spider hites but, the swollen eyes are due to any {and U. S. Grant were not present to certain foods eaten the night particular substance? at their soris' inaugurations. The before. One method is the patch test, mothers of James A. Garfielri. Wil- Today it is known that while| where the suspected substance is liam McKinley and Franklin D. the majority of these cases of! applied to the skin and held there j Roosevelt actually saw their sons swollen eyes and swollen lips are for a certain time by means of j inaugurated. due to foods to which the individual is sensitive, there are other adhesive tape. Another scratch test where the is the skin is substances that are frequently to | scratched and the substance ap- blame. ! plied. A third method is injecting Dr. W. L. Crewson, Hamilton, in;some of the substance under the the Canadian Medical Association'skin. Journal states that the eyes them-i Testing for n food suspected of selves and parts adjoining the eyes'causing the trouble may take con- may be allergic or sensitive to va-!siderable time as skin testing for rious substances just as are the!food is only about 50 per cent ef- Q. On what date will the longest day of the year fall? i. L. H. A. This year the longest day will ioccur on June 21. Q. How early were almanacs ptihlished?. S. E. R. A. The history of almanacs has been traced hack to very early stomach, intestine, nose and throat.'ficient. In such cases a food diaryjtimes. It has been ascertained that These substances may cause the should be kept and the foods eaten|the Alexandrian Greeks had them, EMnptoms by coming in direct con-1the night before an attack occurs tact with the eyes and their sur-jcan he left out one by one until rounding parts as from bed cloth-i the food causing the symptoms is ing, cosmetics, dust, pollen, fumes I discovered. Everyday Poems — By Anne Campbell — WHAT IS IN MY GARDEN NOW? What is in my garden now? Stones imbedded in the mud! Dripping from the maple bough, Melting ice would chill the bud That might inadvertently Peer above the sodden ground. Moaning winds shake every tree. Winter has my garden bound. What is in my garden now? Plans for days that are to come; Dreams of blossoms that allow Birds to bother, bees to hum. To that dreary, gray expanse All my dearest fancies cling. In my barren flower beds dance Happy promises of spring! MARTHA Because I have had your friendship. And clung to you in the dark. Some of your own high courage Has left its lasting mark. Because we have walked in friendship Through gladness and despair: Because we have shared the glories Of happiness and care, Our souls are welded by sorrow, And bound by strands of mirth. You pray for me in heaven; I dream of you on earth. WE CAN ESCAPE We can escape upon a bar of music, Lifted above our sorrow by the surge Of melody; feeling the dreadful urge Of our despair melt in a note of music. We can escape upon a phrase of beauty. Transported from a world of hate and grief; Made stronger by a word, in our belief That finally our lives resolve in beauty. We can escape upon the painted mountain, By the translated glory of the grass: Silent reminder that all sorrows pass. And firm and never-moving is Faith's mountain. though it is not exactly known when they appeared in" Europe. The oldest existing almanacs in manuscript form date from the 13th and 14th centuries, whereas the earliest printed almanac was by the astronomer Purbach, and ap- ipeared between the years 1450 and ! 1461. Q. Please give tlio height anil weicht of the Duchess of \Vind- dor. M. A. A. The Durhess of Windsor is five feqt. four inches tall and weighs 114 pounds. Q. HOW does Greece compare in area with Florida?. I. S. A. The area of Florida Is 5S.66fi square miles and that of Greece is 50,257 square miles. Q. When was the manufacturers tax on cigarettes increased? M. R. A. The manufacturers tax on cigarettes was raised from $3 to 53.25 per 1.000 in July, 1940. Q. How many people does the Metropolitan Opera House accommodate? L. M. B. A. The seating capacity of the Metropolitan Opera House is 3,445. Q. What was the Colossus of Rhodes? G. B. R. A. The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the wonders of the ancient world, was a brass statue of the Greek sun god, Apollo, about 109 feet high. It was erected by Charles Lindus at the port of Rhodes. It took 12 years to huild, cost more than 525S.OOO. and was overthrown by an earthquake in 224 B. C. Q. When was • the railroad retirement art declared unconstitutional by the supreme court? C. F A. A. The first railroad retirement act was ruled unconstitutional by the supreme court on October 24, 1934; the second was ruled unconstitutional May 6, 1935. On June 24, 1937, the present act was approved. Q. What Is a charivari? C. T. B. A. Charivari is a French word of unknown origin meaning rough music. Corrupted Into shivaree in America, it designates an old custom of serenading newly wedded couples with every type of noisemaking device. Q. Please give a list of some animals and what they symbolize. E. S. A. A. The ape symbolizes uncleanness, malice, and cunning: the ass, stupidity; bullJog, tenacity; cat, deceit; earned submission; dog. fidelity: elephant, sagacity and pon- derosity; lamb, innocence; rabbit, fecundity; sheep, timidity; tiger, ferocity: horse, speed and grace; and leopard, sin. Foil Multiple Wire Transcontinental Trunk Serrtct or THE ASSOCIATED PBESS Transcontinental Trunk Wire Service of CMTED PRESS and DiTEBKATIpNAL XEWS SERVICE Th» Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the vse for publican newTdtspltcrS.creditedto It or not otherwise credited In this pap*^ "oca? news published herein. All rights of reproduction of special dispatch. are also reserved. »•* Forasmuch then Christ hath suffered for us in the fl.esh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind. —I. Peter 4:1 Lincoln, Who WAS Democracy By WILLIS THORNTON The little creek still winds down the tiny valley near Hodgenville, Ky., the spring still flows on the wooded hillside; there are even trees standing there which people like to believe were standing on the morning of February 12, 1309. There on that, morning gaunt Tom Lincoln wrapped a bearskin rug about his wife, Nancy Hanks, and set off on a two-mile walk to the nearest neighbor to tell them that she had borne a son, and that they had decided to call him Abraham. Be still for a moment., cannon; let the tensed finger relax from the bomb release while America turns mind and heart to her greatest son, Abraham. Lincoln, whom a world has been glad to call one of, her greatest. * * * There is much talk of democracy today, and whole hooks are written to define it. and discuss it and belabor it. What is democracy, anyway? Why, it is really very simple. It is the kind of condition in which a Lincoln may be born and, being born, may become what Lincoln became. Lincoln not only understood democracy, practiced democracy, breathed democracy— he WAS democracy. And with that curious felicity that comes so rarely to men, he was able also to define it in words so simple, so direct, so powerful, that they are worth all the books lesser men have written. In a letter to a friend one day Lincoln wrote this: "As I would not h« a slave, so I would not be a master. Thai expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy." * # * There on a slide rule of complete accuracy Lincoln left a means or measurin^ the claims and counter claims of all the men who babble about whether "this country or that, this system or the other, is truly democratic. One need only measure the claims against this plain standard. Perhaps in no earthlv land are men utterly free; perhaps in all lands some men must have some degree of mastery'. But in "the extent of the difference" lies the key. Lincoln not only lived a life that was, by, and for democracy. He left us this beautifully simple rule-of-thumb by which we can always unerringly measure by how much we, or others, fall short of the true democratic goal. The Once Over VITAMINS AND WORKERS ("A Minneapolis factory has been feeding its workers vitamin and halibut oil pills to protect their health and give them more pep."—News item.) I. A Happy factory is ours— We do not mind the. daily toil; We like the boss and he likes us— It's largely done by liver oil: We work and do it with a song, Our faces are a sea of grins; No task is ever hard for us— We do it all thru vitamins! II. A carefree family we are— We skip and frolic to our work; We chortle as we punch the clock— And never feel the urge to shrink; We gaily sing, tra la. tra loo. And do our tasks quite merrily— We feel affection for the boss Thru vitamins from A to Z. III. We thrill to hear the wheels go 'round— We dash around like busy bees; The corporation cannot do A single thing that will not please; We hate to hear the whistle toot To tell us that it's time to quit; The little pills we daily take Make each one love to do his bit. IV. An extra hour doesn't count— We feel no urge to watch the clock; When there's an extra task to do We have the wallop and the sock; What if we labor overtime? What if the perspiration flowsT A little oil of halibut At noontime keeps us on our toes. V. What-if the time for lunch is brief? There is the thrill of getting back And finding vitamins to give To us the vigor that we lack; The joy of honest toil we feel, Reacting to its many thrills— • A worker isn't quite himself Without his capsules and his pills. VI. To agitators we are deaf— We pay no heed to what they say; Their arguments are quite unheard- Thanks to the vitamin called A; Should we be urged to call a strike, The impulse we proceed to Mil By paying no attention as We blithely take another pill. VII. So three cheers for our gracious boss! And three more for the good old shop! We find that working is such fun- It pains us when we have to stop; In vitamins we put our trust Instead of union concepts new; How happy would we workers be If all our leaders took 'em too! Do You Remember? 20 Years Ago: Feb. 17, 1921 40 Years Ago: Feb. 17, 1901 Fred C. McNabb Is the new president of the Merchants and .Manufacturers' Association of Phoenix. He was elected at a meeting yesterday of the board of governors who themselves had been chosen the preceding day. Other officers are Wallace Button, vice-presi- dont; Fred H. Ensign, treasurer. Members of the executive committee are Dave Goldberg. George Mickle, E. C. Phelps, and George Todd. The highest temperature in Phoenix yesterday was TO degrees and the lowest, was 31 degrees. There was no rainfall. E. C. Dietrich, former division engineer for the state highway department in Tucson, was in Phoenix yesterday on business. Mrs. Elisha Powers of Holton. Me., arrived in Phoenix yesterday to visit for two months with her mother, Mrs. Vada Stewart, Phoenix. Licenses to marry were issued yesterday to F. M. Meranda and J. M. Conde, both of Morristown; and Adolfo Garcia and Elena Hernandez, both of Phoenix. David F. Johnson, chairman of the corporation commission, left last night for Yuma on official business for the commission. W. C. Steffens of Los Angeles, who has large holdings in Superior, was in Phoenix yesterday on business. Inspector E. G. Crowe of the Phoenix police department arrived yesterday from a business trip to Los Angeles. C. E. Ashley, chief accountant for the state land department, returned yesterday from Clifton, where he has been on business for the land department. Richard H. Peart has been appointed a ca'ptain and assigned to Company H. 15Sth Infantry, Arizona National Guard. The company is located in Casa Grande. Don T. Peart was named first lieutenant and Dillon J. Perry was marie a second lieutenant in the same company. The Frank Luke, jr., Rifle Club held its election of officers last night. William E. Remington was chosen president: Rolin W. Shaw, vice-president; Charles C. Kells, secretary; Arthur L. Goodman, treasurer, and James W. Brown executive officer. Need for a fourth fire station and additional fire-fighting' equipment in Phoenix was demonstrated yesterday morning when three alarms were turned in in one minute. This was between 7:40 a. m. and 7:41 a. m. Witnessed by 36 visitors from the Phoenix Rotary Club, the Mesa Rotary Club yesterday received its charter. The club was organized in the southside city last November. Charles Christy, district, governor, presented the club with its charter. Work is nearly completed on the new building of the Arizona Laundry Company at Third and Adams streets. A fine plant has- beea instituted and will M in operation next week. J. J. Kohlberg of Sheboygan, Mich., will manage tne laundry. Mrs. B. F. Hobart and daughter, Mrs. Robinson of St. Louis, arrived yesterday to visit with Mrs. Hobart's son, Byron Hobart, who has been spending the winter here. They plan to leave for a visit in California in a few days. The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Brown of Canonsburg, Pa., spent three or four days in the city, leaving yesterday, iney are making a tour of the coast and may stop in Phoenix for a few days en route home. The recorder's office yesterday contributed about $100 to the fund for tne extermination of the rebellious Filipinos. It was accomplished through tne sale of revenue stamps. Stamps in tne amount of $89.50 were attached to one document alone. It was a quit-claim deed given by A. C. Bartlett to tne Bartlett-Heard Land and Cattle Company for that portion of. the Wormser tract south of the river now owned by the Bartlett-Heard company. When n working quorum of the Missouri State Society next gets together, an action for treason m »" probability will be brought against J" Arthur. He is secretary of the society and as such called a meeting for ye» terday afternoon. When asked late " the afternoon what was accomplisnea at the meeting, he confessed he nw forgotten all about, it. and did not go- It is wicked for anyone to forget w» country, hut in a Missourian, it is B° solutefy inexcusable. It was learnea Jater that, nothing was done at in meeting except to postpone it to later date. The highest, temperature in J*oeBB yesterday was fin degrees, and the io« est. was 42 degrees, the day was clouoy without rain. T. F. Grindell, clerk of the supreme court, left last night on a weeks VB» in San Francisco. James S. Day of Buckeye was a visitor in the city yesterday. Judge John J. Hawkins of Prescon Is in the city on business. B. F. Quinby of Glendalo was a business visitor in Phoenix yesterday. Miss Josephine Hottinger of Tempe is spending a few days visiting rrien in Phoenix. . John J. Carrol of Tempe left W 5 night for Los Angeles. Joe Balz. the Yuma butcher, was; Tempe yesterday purchasing beef caw for his market.

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