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Page Four Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Monday Morning, February 17, 1941 Teh 'pKone3.ii] CHINESE PASSIVELY RESIST JAPAN UNDER SHOW OF CO-OPERATII Hatred Gnaws At Vitals Of Subject Race EDITOR'S NOTE: J. D. White, who had been in China since 1932, has just returned to the L'nitcd States. For five years he watched mounting tension bet- 'een Japan and China from the vantage point of Pciping. When fiRht- ing began in June, 1937, he was on the scene of battle. Since then he has flown, ridden or walked over much of North China, Inner Mongolia and Manchuria with the Japanese army, covering the war and observing life in the Japanese-occupied territory. Interpreting The War News- Return To World War Labor Drive Studied From Atop The Corral Fence NEW YORK, Feb. 16—Mr. Ping By EDW.IRD E. BO5IAR Ham- Hopkins' return with the latest plea for "lots of help" for Great Britain appears certain to focus renewed attention on the con- troverted issue of turning over more United States destroyers to Britain Less certain, but both likely and logical, is that the needs of both nations will dictate a return to some of the methods of the World War to speed the construction of the swift naval craft which may decide the outcome of the war at sea. Fervor Enlisted One of the most effective methods of 1917-18 to cope with a situation paralleling the present was to enlist the fervor of shipyards workers. And means to stir their enthusiasm already are being sought English Lose 82 On Ship .,„., „ — „ LONDON, Feb. 16—(AP)-l'he;by defense officials who champion Chang could be a lot worse off. i admiralty announced today that 82 i the idea of making destroyer con- He wouldn't admit it publicly, but officers and men lost their lives in struction more of a crusade than a he knows it. Mr. Ping is what the Chinese might call the average man in Japanese-occupied China. Mr. Ping reads his papers every day and in spite of censorship has a pretty good idea of how the conquered people in Europe, for the sinking of the 9,100-ton cruiser Southampton, which the British said had to be sent to the bottom of the Mediterranean after a Nazi dive-bomber attack January 10. mere day's work. Britain's peril is pointed up, meanwhile, by the latest attack by a Nazi surface raider on an Atlantic convoy, followed by the Berlin instance, are faring. He knows that he's been getting off comparatively easy under the Japanese army. Just the same he doesn't like Grins And Bears It But he grins—as for centuries he has grinned at invaders, bandits, floods, famines, pestilences— «nd he bears it. Behind that grin a lot goes on. When I left Poipins: a few- weeks ago you could see it anywhere—this smouldering, gnawing hatred for the invader. The illiterate Chinese ricksha coolie puts down his Japanese fare with an apparently harmless joke. The Japanese, delighted at this show of Chinese friendship, responds in broken Chinese and goes away feeling that perhaps Japanese and Chinese can be friends after all. But the Chinese has added an «xtra subtle inflection to one vord. perhaps, and has changed his pleasantry into a deadly personal insult. If there are no other Chinese around to hear it, he loses no time in telling his friends. The Chinese all feel better for having insulted a Japanese and gotten away with it. If the Japanese notice it, they never show t , , d d and woun ded was claim that 37,000 tons of British b y the admiraltv as 93. Tnejshipping have just been sunk by normal complernent was) surf ace craft, U-boats and air about 700. In her last engagement, the British said, the Italians lost a destroyer and the Germans at least a dozen dive bombers. (The Southampton was reported hit in the same general engagement in which the British aircraft carrier Illustrious was damaged by dive-bombers. (The vessel, the fourth cruiser lost by the British since the outbreak of war, was said to have been sunk by the fire of other British ships after flames broke out while she was being towed, crippled, to port.) it Japanese are consistently overcharged in Chinese shops whenever the Chinese think they can get away with it Japanese, who despise bargaining (which the Chinese lov«), pay far higher prices than Chinese do, rather than stoop to haggling. Mr. Ping and his fellow shopkeepers regard such an attitude as bordering on feeblemindedness, and derive whatever cold comfort they can from making a Japanese—any Japanese—pay through the nose. After 3^ years of trying to make friends with the Chinese by presented by Hppi, Navajo, Taos, and Apache Indians, brought to a close tonight the first annual three-day Indian celebration sponsored by the junior chamber of commerce. The event, which hereafter will prelude to La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros, drew unprecendented crowds. Next year, the committee in charge said, exhibitions of southwestern Indian arts and crafts will be added. Virgil Kozi, an Apache from San -arlos Reservation, was crowned champion. conquering them, have apparently hope that the the Japanese abandoned the Chinese would •eventually welcome and like them. Prince Fumimaro Konoye, Japan's harried wartime premier, recently declared that no settlement of the "China incident" is in sight. iegan Decade Ago Tucson Indian Program Ends TUCSON, program of Feb. 16 — (AP)—A ceremonial dances, bombs. In 1917, with the U-boats knifing at helpless North Atlantic convoys at an alarming rate, the United States virtually suspended the construction of battleships, cruisers and other ships to concentrate on destroyers. This time, however, no official disposition has been shown to divert men and materials from the two-ocean fleet which has been undertaken as vital to American security. More ways could be put up, but they require months, skilled labor is limited, training takes time, and machinery and arms are bottlenecks. The same difficulties stand in the way of undertaking the mass construction of smaller, slower and less effective corvettes, which both England and Canada are turning out to combat U-boats. There remains only speeding up work on the destroyers already contracted for and others to follow. Substantial progress has been made to that end. In normal peacetime, building one of the latest-type 1,600-ton craft requires two years or more. This time was cut to 10 months in Jie recent case of the Edison, but Secretary Knox has voiced doubt that a substantial further reduction can be made by means already em- Rodeo Brings Wide Praise Phoenix' 1941 World Champion,ship Rodeo was lauded by spectators and contestants alike as the best yet when the final thrill-packed events were run off before a crowd of nearly 10,000 Phoenicians ir,r, v, • i,- "v: — ' *"i'-iand winter visitors yesterday. ing championship because a front The hu^e crowd was kept m an foot of their steer got caught in the uproar most of the afternoon as heelers loop But rodeo officials!horses and rodeo stock slipped— Rodeo rules were found inadequate yesterday when Asbury Schell and Joe Bassett lost the team rop- were bound by the judge's decision and gave them "no time". Phoenix rodeo fans saw" a cow roped—and held—by the nose in the wild cow milkinR event yesterday by Champie Stockdale. The noose went around the cow's head but failed to clear her horns. It drew tight around her nose, however, and held her until another "hand" could K et hold of her head to hold her while Champie got the milk. The wild cow milking brought forth another miracle a few minutes later when Sonny Handcock of or| ds when Jack Quait, who down- Roswell N. M.. caught his cow by " J *"' : ~ '" "'^ ' *' """ one horn and managed to hold her until his helper could get her head. The biggest laugh of yesterday's show came when Padgett Berry of Carrizozo, N. M.. caught his cow nicely in front of the judges' stand, jumped down and ran to her, only to discover that he had forget to bring along a bottle to get the milk. Disgustedly, he let her go and called it all off. • Rivaling Berry's costly mistake in humor (apologies to Jazzbo, the clown) was the presentation of a special prize to Pete Grubb of Florence for being the best "fisherman cowboy"—in recognition of his ability of fishing in ^he mud \wth a rope. The prize—a brand new rope threaded through a fishing pole—was given by Harry Taylor, Fort Worth, Tex., who has served as a timer at every Phoenix rodeo. The mud was so thick in the arena yesterday that Bill McMackin tied pieces of red cloth over his boots to keep them clean. ployed. Schedules Advanced tape boys if they'd just take It off our hands. At that, we had a fairly easy time of it. The officials courteously did their best to speed things up because they knew I was an American correspondent and was trying to catch a boat. Mr. Ping would have a much larder time of it. So would Mr. Suzuki, the Japanese man in the Chinese street. There are more than a quarter of a million Mr. Suzukis n China now, ..ust trying to get albng. They get pushed around by the bureaucracy just as much as Mr. Ping does. Red tape snarls up nearly all doings. The Japanese and the regional Chinese governments they sponsor are slowly closing in on Under somewhat comparable circumstances 23 years ago, the patriotic fervor of shipyard workers advanced schedules amazingly. At the Mare Island, Calif., Navy Yard, the destroyer Ward was completed in 70 days, which Josephus Daniels, secretary, observed were like "a continuous Liberty loan rally." Six auxiliary shipyards were being rushed in the meantime, but they were finished too late. At the end of 1919, in one of these, at Squantum, Mass, the Reid was built in just 45H working days. Altogether, in 15 months, 93 destroyers were completed, aside But the mud did not bother the trick and fancy riders—in fact it's I good for the complexion according to Bernice Taylor of Phoenix, who hung by one foot, her head inches above the churned-up mire, as her horse sped the length of the arena in one exhibition. The only trouble) with it, she said, Is, it gets all overi you. Serious anti-Japanism began every form of activity, either llv in VnarC atrn in f?hlTI!l. "RvPTl fhfrt,, rr\\ crtanial 4 avQtllvt nn... f~l*. only 10 years ago in China. Even at the beginning of the present war in 1937, the large mass of the Chinese people showed the Japanese, as such, no real animosity because they scarcely knew they existed. If Chinese'thought about the Japanese at all, they thought of them occasionally as strange people from the east, smaller than the Chinese, through special taxation, new sets of restrictions, or officially sponsored guild organizations. Guilds Are Supreme Manchoukuo is regarded as a fair index to what occupied China is heading for. In Manchoukuo every laborer has to belong to an official guild and be in good standing or he just doesn't labor any who centuries ago had come to more. He is fingerprinted and .China to learn to read and write card-indexed and any irregularity *nd who still bear certain cultural stands against him forever in the resemblances. files. • Even after the war began and Japan occupied large areas of £hina, the vast, hungry laboring glasses frequently welcomed the ^Japanese as new employers who provided jobs at relatively good 3>ay. China had been invaded anany times before and always sur- X-ived. Mr. Ping was sure his people again would come out on ;t°p. : He still is. : Best of all peoples In the world, She Chinese can cover up their feelings and "co-operate" with a jsmile. But Mr. Ping contends jprivately that "co-operation" sneans obeying Japanese orders— «o more, no less. Mr. Ping looks forward to the •time when his part of China will be free again. He hopes and talks privately, but he does little about Jt. Mr. Ping is so busy making a precarious living for his family that he thinks of little else. Above all he hesitates to involve himself or his family by helping out the Chinese guerilla agent in his midst. Occupied China is naturally poor because of the war. Mr. Ping has a hard time making both ends meet. He eats poorer food and Jess of it. Uses Pa k or Money Mr. Ping uses a new Japanese- sponsored paper currency with which has come a four fold rise in the price of daily necessities, compensated for only partly by about a 100 per cent rise in wages. Industries are not doing so well. Factories not blown up duiing the fighting are operated in one way or another by the Japanese, but raw materials are scarce, new machinery nearly non-existent, and markets and distribution channels are partly gone. None of this makes for prosperity. Neither does the mass of red tape which has to be unwound before most normal business transactions of any size can go through. The red tape Is there to protect and promote Japan's "co-prosperity bloc in East Asia." It tends to channelize all business worth going after into Japanese hands. Chinese abhor red tape. If the Japanese mind it, they are at least accustomed to it. Just before leaving Peipinit I cot a taste of what Mr. Pine ^ £.»£?? *9 h . ta «w«y Already, Sn occupied China, Chinese who move from one town to another have to carry identification provided by the Japanese, and must submit to humiliating personal searches at railway stations. They also must have travel permits from the Chinese police. Such permits are not granted until the Chinese who wants to travel gets a shop to guarantee his behavior. The shop guarantee is an old Chinese idea revived by the'Jap- anese. Occupied China had good crops last summer, so that there has been no real repetition this winter of the serious food shortage caused in 1940 by reduction of food imports and by floods. But food still is partially rationed and three times its prewar price. Other necessities like cotton piece roods are frequently five times as dear. Practically all imports from outside Japanese "coproserity" sphere are disappearing rapidly, only such absolute essentials as petroleum products and wheat flour are allowed to be imported. There isn't enough foreign exchange to cover even these necessities. Oil dealers, for instance, are ^aid to have been allotted only one fourth of their normal foreign exchange requirements. The case-hardened foreigner who " 1! — J : - " 1 - ! -- a long time that he can't get his imported whisky and favorite brand of cigarettes any more, but privately he admits that the Japanese probably are right in trying to conserve foreign exchange to buy food and other necessities. What really has the foreigners worried are more and I more new restrictions which operate—whether intended to or not— to curtail his '-—'-- Kpent whn ^.' »«> whole days m stmttlin R from to office B etHn B th2 necessary permits to sell my motorcar. By the time the slrent '«'° <»avs formalities and fill° ut Questionnaires ** ° ffidals lo £ W T «' rPe in r pve the car to the red - some of them falling and rolling— in the slippery arena. Bronc Ridinjj The thrills began when the show opened with the bareback bronc riding. Several riders rode their animals to a finish even though the bucking broncs fell on the slick arena and few were thrown throughout the whole performance. Jim Like on Bright Eyes was given first dav money while Jackie Cooper placed second on Disaster; Fritz Truan on Ringo Red, third; and Eddie Curtis pn Twilight, fourth. Bill McGuire took first day money in bullriogging with 11 sec- Little Stories Of Phoenix Life! ACCEPTANCE of the enlistments of Otto Neall Strand, Goodyear, and Elmer Leslie Johnston, Phoenix, has been announced at district U. S. Army recruiting headquarters here. Strand will be assigned to Mather Field, Calif., and Johnston to the 60th Coast Artillery Corps, Philippines department. LICENSE fees and other receipts collected last month through the office of Lon Jordan, sheriff, totaled $1,101.65, according to a report filed with the county board of supervisors. INSTALLATION of a graveled sidewalk along Camelback road between Seventh and 19th avenues s sought in a petition, on file with the county board of supervisors. ADMITTED to St. Joseph's Hospital shortly before midnight Saturday was David Rodgers, 53 years old, Sawtelle, Calif., who police said suffered head injuries, be- ONE-THfRD UNFIT ed his steer in 10 4/10 seconds was penalized 10 seconds for breaking the barrier. Everett Bowman was will be discussed. second with 12 seconds; Homer Pettigrew third with 12 1/10 seconds, and Dick Herron fourth with 12 7/10 seconds. Milks Wild Cow The wild cow milking went to Maurice Lavcock who did the job in 16 3/10 "seconds. Homer Pettigrew was second with 17 4/10 seconds; John Bowman, third with 18 5/10 seconds; and Huge Bennett, fourth, 20 seconds. Kid Fletcher gave the crowd a thrill when his brahma bull threw him atop the fence after Fletcher had completed a good ride. Bull riding money went to Hoyt Hefner, Glenn Tyler, Pete Travis and John Fouts, respectively. lieved not serious, in a fight at Third street and the railroad tracks. PHOENIX district Boy Scout field commissioners will meet at 7:30 o'clock tonight in scout headquarters under the chairmanship of Frank Feffer. Plans for events, ;roop problems, and a national personnel project of the organization Monday Morning, February 17 51st Year, No. 275 "sue Publlsned Every Morning and Sunday Arizona Pobllshlnit Co. 113 North Central Avenue Phoenix. Arizona Subscription Katen In Advance One One Three Sli ._ copy M». MOT. Mo«. Arizona S -«5 $1.1)0 S2.T5 SS.2S One One Three Six One Out of Copy Mo. Mos. Mo.i. Year Arizona $ JO S1.25 S3.50 S6.75 $13.00 Entered as second .class matter at the post office at Phoenix. Arizona, undef the act of March 3. 1879. Typograpl Group Foi Delegates from five pographical unions me bor Temple o£ the E, yesterday to form the ern Typographical Coi Lloyd Newton. Si resenting the Globe chosen president* F ers, Douglas, vice-nF~u-i mil Frank Luther, wSj secretary-treasurer. ^* The organization hones t. ' inipns in New Mexico ty* in 1 c union not represented at day's conclave. ,TH e _ n !?!L mee « n Jr •* the SEALED bids for furnishing liquid asphalt road oil for the county highway department during the remainder of 1941 will be opened by the county board of supervisors at 10 a. m. March 3. WARREN KRAUSE, publisher of the Arizona Visitors Guide, will address members of the Phoenix Advertising Club at their luncheon in Hotel Westward Ho at noon today. 3IEMBERS of North Phoenix Hi- Y Club will meet in the boys department o£ the Young Men's Christain Association building at 7:30 o'clock tonight, Robert Carson. faculty adviser, announced yes- Pf£ tm , en t. toda >' began Iterday. Arson Study Big , BALTIMORE. FetT 16_, The arson squad and th corps of the Baltimore n, if« eat n t £ fttg* wit future- Mari Car Accidents Injure Three Three persons were injured yes- :erday in automobile accidents in the Phoenix area. Bernice Loe, 18 years old. route I, Chandler, suffered a severely cut "ip early yesterday when the car in which she was riding, driven by Persons have been treated in Phoenix hospitals since January I, for injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents. Although he won first place in the sheriff's roping contest, Lon; _ . „., Jordan, Maricopa's sheriff, awarded |H- V. Parker, route 9, box 341, a cup to Victor Christe,nsen of Greenlee county, for the best time for sheriffs outside Maricopa county. Bill Richardson, Gila • county sheriff, won two prizes—a 510 hat for making the best time on one steer, which he tied in 23 1/10 seconds, and another S10 prize for the worst time— 92 3/10 seconds. sels. Incidentally. Lon's time for the how was no time the first Phoenix, struck a service pole at 23rd and Washington streets, deputies sheriff said. She was taken to a physician's office where nine stitches were taken in her lip, the officers reported. Joe Tilrey, 48, colored 1645 East Jackson street, suffered a head cut and side bruises when he was struck by a coupe driven by John Knight, 27. route 1, Buckeye, at 15th and Washington street early Style Changes The're are numerous reasons why Lhe World War records cannot be touched now, with all the shortcuts. Present-day destroyers, as Mr. Knox noted, are "voung cruisers." They are nearly twice as large as World War types, more heavily armed against air raiders as well as surface and undersea foes, range farther and are much more seaworthy in heavy weather. Too, the Ward and Reid were built somewhat as "stunts" for effect on national morale, officials confessed. It may be, nevertheless, as some and 25 5/10 seconds yesterday. At least he appears to be improving in his roping—probably so he can successfully defend his world's championship at Tucson this week. Bernice McLain Commits Suicide Mrs. Bernice McLain, 30 years old, was found fatally wounded yesterday morning in the living room of her home, 34 East-Mitchell . . .._ drive. Harry Westfall, coroner, said :op officials believe, that some of I it was suicide and no inquest would he same spirit behind their rivets K " n«~«<^o..,, may be tapped to advance present schedules. These schedules call for the net addition to the fleet of 14 or 15 destroyers this year, 45 next, and—at rates projected now—95 in 1943. iow useful they will be two or three years hence hinges heavily on what happens in the meantime. 1, box 425, Tempe, suf- OF MEN EXAMINED FOR MILITARY SERVICE IN 1st WORLD WAR WERE PHYSICALLY UNFIT SCIENCE SEBVtCf-flCTOCIIAPH COW. 2-17 LEGISLATION pertaining to child welfare will be discussed by members of the Phoenix Co-ordi- nating Council at their February meeting at 7:30 o'clock tonight in the police courtroom. , THE U. S. CIVIL SERVICE commission has issued a call for examinations for the positions of public health nurse and chemical engineer. Data concerning the exam- inatoins may be obtained from Richard Thompson, post office building. THE TEMPERANCE Federation of Arizona will meet at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the First Fundamental Baptist Church, 327 North 10th avenue, it was announced yesterday by William J. Gordon, president. Drunk driving will be president. SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES jailed an 18-year-old Phoenix boy Saturday night and said he is a deserter from the 61st Field Artillery of the U. S. Army at Fort Bliss, Tex. . SUSPECTED of petty theft, a 45-year-old man and a 14-year-old colored boy were jailed by police radiocar patrolmen Saturday night. Officers said the man stole a can of crab meat from the Consumers Market on East Jefferson street and that the boy stole four bottles of soda water from the Central Beverage Company at Seventh and Jefferson streets. THE MARICOPA Toastmasters Club will meet for dinner at 6:15 o'clock tonight in Miller's Cafeteria, according to Lawrence Dysart, discussed, he said. THE PHOENIX Co-ordinating THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE was] Council will not meet tonight, con- notified by John H. Rhuart, 720 itrary to a story which appeared in T**nct \T/*T\n\*'oll l*narl tViat- Viic- «»»«»._ iroe-i-«•.*!»>*»'*• A *.;•*****.-. O AMI. Wit f. East McDowell road, that his overcoat and billfold containing 560, personal papers, and two keys were stolen from an Apache June- ton sen-ice station restroom early yesterday. POLICE yesterday were told by fered cuts and bruises jast night i street, two men beat him and took when the sedan she v-the rear of a horse wagon driven by Lcuis Cooper, 40, colored, Tempe, on Broadway road, about two miles east of 16th street, deputies sheriff said. She remained in St. Joseph's Hospital. ! . .. . Leon E. Sawyer, 1717 South Fourth Sun Branch of the International Your Income Tax NO. 13 Deductions For Professional Expenses A professional man may deduct all necessary expenses incurred in the pursuit of his profession. These include the cost of supplies used in his practice, office rent, cost o light water, fuel, and telephone in his office, the hire of office assistants, and expenses paid in the operation and repair of an automobile, based upon the proportion o time it is used for professiona purposes. Many physicians use their residences both as their offices ant their homes. In such instance the physician may deduct as a business expense the rental value of the rooms occupied for office purposes if he actually pays rent, and also the cost of light and heat furnished these rooms. Also, he may deducl When the United States covernmcnt advised all unneeded Americans to leave China and Japan last fall, the idea came as a great shock to the majority of Americans concerned. There had been no real anti-Americanism apparent—none among; the Chinese and very little among the Japanese. It was just cet- tinp harder and harder for an American to carry on his business, that was all. Most stayed on, and nearly all the Americans who returned to this country were women and children. But some American bnJ- nessmen secretly welcomed "suggestion" of w j>ti,.it , «j - , euc the department as a chance to occupied in caring for these rooms Membership dues in professiona societies are deductible. Physicians and dentists who keep in their waiting rooms current magazines anc newspapers for the benefit of their patients may deduct this item as a business expense. The cost of professional journals for the taxpayer's own use is also a deductible item. The cost of technical books is nol a deductible item, being a capital expenditure, but a proportionate amount for each year's depreciation of the books may be deducted. Depreciation may also be taken on office furniture and equipment. Insurance premiums on office or other professional equipment and liability insurance may be deducted A premium paid for automobile liability insurance should be apportioned and that part of the premium attributable to business may be deducted as a business expense. be necessary. Mrs. McLain was found by her husband. Jerry McLain, assistant sports editor of the Arizona Republic, who had been asleep in another room and was awakened by the shot. One bullet had been fired through her head from a large-caliber pts- tol, which lay beside her. Mo note was found, but domestic trouble was blamed. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sisters, Mrs. George Helmer. Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. John Henry, Bisbee. Mrs. McLain was a native of Bisbee. Funeral services have not been arranged. Births In U.S. Hit High Mark WASHINGTON, Feb. ie—(AP>, An estimate that 2,350,000 babies j-JL- were born in the United States last j . . i_- •J«-»*- I ->-T L»»W iiicrii uctn, nun eiiiu LUUr^ was driving hit his wallet containing $24.50 j n a e-dnven water club at First avenue and j e ff er son street early yesterday. A MEETING of the Phoenix Philatelic Association will be held at 8 o'clock tonight on the mezzanine floor of Hotel Westward Ho. All who are interested in stamps may attend. yesterday's Arizona Republic. A MASS MEETING of Townsend clubs will be held at 7:30 p. m. today at 128 North Third avenue. Harold Fife. Mesa, will be the principal speaker. A MEETING of the Valley of the ing a fire that, destroyed buildings and crippled at the plant of the Mai *- Manufacturing CompamtWinstri ^K{ will 7- T. Alverson, generalnajj.^ Nor; said the company which ^ Doroth stoves and sanitary appliance,? ions, a engaged through jobbers on nS alo ^ ufacturing products for nations* e Girls fense housing purposes. BecaS their this it was expected that the & , the J eral government would join hi vx. N vestigating the blaze. .""Wo-—" Alverson said about 250 \vould be out of work te because of the fire, but 'am* other 250 would report forS? morrow in the companViSi (field buildings. He said he still Wat " AI able to estimate the amow! damage. "™" Another stove factory w»i owned by A. WeisMttel and? Company, escaped darna» Weiskittel firm formerly" the plant occupied by the^ land Sanitary Manufacturinft pany. J* 1 Skaters Rescmi From Ice Fl ELKHART, Ind., Feb. IWiCrftE Twenty-two skaters, 13 ofrtta ate an children, were rescued late tail • undi from an ice cake floating down S I. Km Joseph river here. Nonr« 10 use harmed. The floe, about an acre in a tent, broke loose from the where the stream is nine feetda > will 1 and about a quarter o£a,mile«ii witt Firemen made the rescue fem etofo trip with three boats. -- v ts anc The skaters remained calm a r. •"'-. a strong south wind blew torn patriol cake toward a low dam. Spectto jrs. co said one boy insisted onbeinztta tatraei last to be taken off beans' ~ wanted to "keep on skating 1 , Railroad Death To WASHINGTON, Feb. 16-^ The Association of America! ues fr< thisi! isw'ci Stewards' and Caterers' Association will be held at 9 p. m. today. FIREMEN reported a ventilator hood over a cookstove in the kitchen of the American Cafe, 21 North Second street, caught fire yesterday morning when flames from the stove ignited grease on the hood. Slight damage to the ventilator resulted. Harle$ J. Curtis Called By Death Harley J. Curtis, 41 years old, a cafe operator, died Saturday night in his Scottsdale home after a long illness. Born in Cerro Gordo. Tenn., he came to Arizona in 1921 and had lived in Scottsdale continuously 19 years. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Cora Curtis, Scottsdale; his son, George Curtis, Scottsdale; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Riley, Scottsdale, and Ora Coleman, Dexter, Mo.; and three brothers, R. D. and Wilbur Curtis, both of Scottsdale, and Cowen Curtis, San Diego, Calif. Services will be held at*2 p. m. tomorrow in the Memory Chapel of A. L. Moore and Sons, with the Rev. V. A. Vanderhoff officiating. Interment will be in the Scottsdale Cemetery- Club President Takes Contest Scoring his fourth straight victory, Phil Brown, president of the Copperclad Eagles Model Airplane Club, yesterday won a contest for open-fuselage model planes sponsored by the Exchange Club. His plane stayed aloft one minute, 53 seconds. Runners-up were Bunkey Hoi- linger, 1:40; Bill Conley, 1:22; Bill Ham, Mesa, :52; and Julius Klus, 49. There were 20 entries, with models varying in weight from three to 8^i- ounces and in wing area from 100 to 200 square inches. Italians Admit 144 Are Killed At Genoa ROME, Feb. 16—(AP)—Casualties in the British naval attack on Genoa last Sunday were put at 144 killed and 272 wounded in an official announcement today. year, the highest number since 1930, came today from the census bureau. This was approximately 100,000 greater than the 1939 total and lifted the national birth rate from 17.3 to 18 for every 1,000 of population. The rate was the lowest in 1933. when it stood at 16.5. Nevertheless, the bureau said that the long-range birth rate trend still was downward. It attributed the 1940 rise largely to the fact that persons Born of marriages during the immediate post- World War period—which saw a sharp upturn in weddings—had reached the reproductive ages. Another possible factor, the bureau said, was the increase in marriages which normally accompanies better economic conditions. The increased birth rate was accompanied by a decrease in the infant mortality rate from 48 to 47.9 deaths for each 1,000 births. However, the overall death rate increased from 10.6 to 10.8 deaths for each 1,000 population. Valley Robbers Quickly Caught MESA. Feb. 16—Two men pointing a shotgun last night robbed Paul Crandall, Mesa courthouse custodian, of $10 about two miles east of Gilbert, but were captured by police an hour later in a Mesa restaurant, Joe B. Mater, chief, said. Crandall told police he was .returning from Gilbert in his car when another car forced him over, and the men covered him with a shotgun and forced him to give up his wallet containing $10. fled toward Mesa. They Local police were notified of the hold-up when Crandall reached a near-by ranch phone. The pair was found in a Mesa restaurant buying a meal with Crandall's money. The Idaho license plates on their car helped police to find the men, who, officers said, admitted their guilt. Phoenix Resident Robbed Near Globe (Exclusive Republic Dispatch) GLOBE, Feb. 16—J. H. Black, 1238 East McKinley street, Phoenix, reported to the Gila county sheriff's office today that two young men driving a car with California license plates robbed him of 534 on U. S. Highway 60 tonight. The holdup took place three miles northeast of Globe, he said. He gave what officers termed a good description of the men, and a search was being made for them. Black said he had been on a tour of Northern Arizona and was headed back toward. Phoenix. Sweet Tooth Brings Economy Problem Of Too Much Meat And Beans Is Solved By Army Mess Sergeant SCOTT FIELD, III., Feb. 16— (AP)—Mothers need no longer fret about their boys eating too many beans in the army. A mess sergeant with a sweet tooth has introduced a new-type diet here that makes the old-time chow look like a backdoor handout. What's more, his "chocolate bar" theory of fattening soldiers has led to an experiment in which he hopes to show where the army might save money on grocery bills. His method, which officers at this air corps communications training base are observing with interest, is simply this: More sweets, carefully placed, and less meat. In this way Sgt. A. J. Bussel claims he can make a hungry soldier happy on 39^4 cents a day. "That was my average for last month," he said, explaining the figure naturally would vary with fluctuating food prices. Society Hears Desert Lecture Dr. Rufus B. Streets. University of Arizona plant pathologist, yesterday afternoon presented an illustrated lecture on desert plants at the monthlv meeting of the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society in the Papago Park administration building. Moving pictures and colored slides revealed the beauties of the desert to a crowd which filled the assembly hall to overflowing. Preceding Dr. Streets' talk, Mrs. Gertrude D. Webster, president of the society, urged those in attendance to aid the preservation of the sotol by refusing to buy "spoon flowers" being sold on the city's streets. Plea Is Satisfied With Vengeance 1 EDENTON, N. C., Feb. 16—(AP)J Leroy H. Haskett, city councilman,! complained at a council meeting that the town's fire siren, situated' on the waterfront, couldn't be rteard by the residents of North Edenton, where he lives. A committee was appointed to look into the matter. It reported there was much merit to Haskett's complaint. The council then decided to have the siren removed and put atop a new watertank directly behind Hasket's home. Haskett is uncertain about his satisfaction. The army's standard grub allotment is 40 cents a day per man. Holding out a mere half cent a day for each man in the army would amount to something like $7,000 a day. "Don't get the idea that I cram the boys on sweet stuff," Sergeant Bussel said. "That's not it at all. But by systematically working in more sweets than one ordinarily expects in a soldier's mess I am able to cut down on meat portions and still set out a more tasty and better balanced meal." Tasty is the word. The soldiers in Bussel's company are served chocolate cream pie at least once a week, lemon pie, homemade cake, rich puddings and plenty of fresh fruit and cereal. They are even beginning to talk about making fudge. "The minute I cut down on sweets," the veteran army cook explained, "they start yelling for more meat." At that, they get soup, roast beef or pork, fried chicken (once a week), steak, veal loaf and a wide assortment of good salads and vegetables. They still get beans, too. Trio Is Injured In Car Accident (Exclusive Republic Dispatch) PRESCOTT, Feb. 16 — Three Prescott residents and a Douglas man were injured at 5:45 o'clock this afternoon when the car in which they were riding skidded and overturned at the bottom of Yarnell hill, approximately 40 miles south of here. Richard Lewis Whitlow, Apartment 8, Young Men's Christian Association building, Douglas, suffered severe head injuries. Alice Hubbard, Elon Wilson and Mrs. Curtis Gifford of Prescott suffered less-serious injuries. Enjoy Delicious Foods Expertly Prepared at WALGREEN'S 2 W. Washington PLATES, Upper and Lower Open Sunday Morning! Dr. Edgar Pease DENTIST 24.1 Fox Theater Bide. Pb. 4-3MJ roads said today that 1,81* occurred in grade crossing ( last year—the largest numbera decade except for 1937, wien" total was 1,875. D. H. Beatty, chairman ottSi safety section of the association said the increase last year resultfcn J. ed largely from the fact that nun p»will trains and automobiles werels^ eration. Metal Railing Takm niton t men's ling, it Mays *v>* For Isles War LONDON, Feb. 16-(AP)-ili|fc d " teen tons of metal railing mi Meioa rounding the lawns of Parliamai & Square were carted away todayfi jceivin conversion into ships,"tanks a BS Ve! guns at the suggestion of mefflte of both houses. Higley Resident Give Valentine Part? HIGLEY. Feb. 16—Mr. andSfiiv Donald Ellsworth entertains ."'^ Thursday evening with a vsla h • l?ul tine party at their home in ™'* v M. E. arranf incluc s by 1 iotism (by M ley. Elaborate table decorations used with red and white iker. heregi Mie he theba scheme with the valentine mot! ^ ' predominating. r ^ • Guests were Messrs, and dames William Wright, Russ 1 ley, Reg Brimhall, Tom Anda and Hugh Ellsworth. HlghJ' for bunco was won by Wright, with Mr. and M ley receiving low. Associations Join Forces For Prc_ Service clubs of the. city wlW operate with parent-teacher r ations of Phoenix Union and Phoenix High schools at o'clock tomorrow night in. "*" ing an elaborately am riety Show." Mrs. Ph and Fred Riggins are in i the presentation. . , ] Everything from Gilbert andsui livan 6pera bits to a takeoff " nl Clare Booth's famous play J J Women" will be given. f wil jT.\ rived from the event will be used|°l swell the library fund o£°?.,| schools as well as aid needjr > llt |, dents. Transparent Dental Plates DR. HAWKINS i; Credit Dentiit 18 X. the GAS In 50-Gal. Lots VALLEY RHEUMATISM IILIIVE PAIN IN t To relieve torturing pain \euritis. Neuralgia, or U •ninutes. get NUTUO. 'he jsed bv thousands. Depent Does the work quickly. M"StJ lain, to your satisfaction, m few •our money back. Dtm't »u[I«. aruzsist today for NURITO on back plan.

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