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Phoenix, Arizona
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Tuesday, February 18, 1941
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Phoenix. ARIZONA rCBUSHD.-G COMPANY. Chairman of the Board and Publisher ............ . ........... Charles A. SUMfer President and General Manager ................. V.V.V.V.V ".'.... ...j. W. Spear Editor. Managing Editor Secretary and Business Manager.. Treasurer and Circulation Manager .B. P. Lynch .Sidney Myers ...Oliver Kins ARI: TUESDAY MORNING BLIC FEBRUARY 18, 1941 There is a sacredncss m tears. Tliey are not tlie mark o/ weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. —Irving. Nothing Now Taking Place Abroad Escapes Inspection By Our Missions Great things were impending in Washington on Sunday beginning with sunup. It was difficult to see how they could be averted or avoided. Dr. James Conant, president of Harvard University, was speaking on what, for purposes of discussion, we may call the "Conant Mission, in order that it may not be confounded with the scores of missions that have emanated from the While House. The President had early discovered that there was no better way to get rid of peace missionaries than to send them on missions. If Hitler did not get them they would at least be out of earshot of the White House. Perhaps, at this point, we should speak of a change that took place in the higher educational systems of this country. It was marked by the election of Dr. James Conant as president of Harvard in succession to Dr. Charles Eliot who, however, remained as president emeritus until his death. Previous to this incident, heads of great universities and colleges in this country were chosen with reference to their countrywide or international reputation for scholarship. Even previous to this shift at Harvard, here and there in smaller institutions members of faculties had been dropped, generally, we believe, because of inability to add to the exchequer. The case of Conant was quite different from the common run of these shifts. He had given proof of considerable business ability. If he did not see what he wanted he manifested no hesitation in asking for it with the result that money rolled into Harvard from unsuspected sources. Dr. Conant was young and \igorous, possessing in a high degree the quality of durability, guaranteeing that Harvard would not have to be electing a president every few days. As an economist Dr. Conant has less decided views than he had when he entered the university. He has necessarily rubbed shoulders with practical men, shedding many preconceived notions. He has doubtless retained enough of the lingo of the economists to enable him to converse with them. And now, generally the politically economic matters are left to the disposition of the economists, the younger the better. - Precisely what may be the mission to which Dr. Conant has been assigned we do not know, but it has something to do with peace, "or else." At any rate, the government will be "but little out" for as we understand, Dr. Conant will pay his own board and keep. All of which reminds us that one of these missionaries went as the guest of the government, Harry L. Hopkins who, by some stroke of fate, was expected to reach home on Sunday, and who doubtless "crossed" Dr. Conant somewhere this side of the Azores. . It may be asked why should not the exception also have been made in favor of Dr. Conant, who is far better equipped as to war-peace ologies in general than Mr. Hopkins. The answer to this reasonable inquiry may be found in the circumstance that Mr. Hopkins is much more adept in getting away with "other people's," that is to say, government money, and that his adeptness should be recognized. Whatever may be the product of Dr. Conant's tour, the once-over given Europe by Mr. Hopkins has manifestly not been in vain and as to that Mr. Hopkins has hastened to reassure us. Hitler is already as " nn * " 1? " 1 ~^s As to that, both sidles of the Atlantic had been rent with .pen stouthearted Britons dreaded the worst. Only by aid gjould the fate of England be forestalled. But that fear "by Mr. Hopkins. But the doom of Hitler is read in . the'starsV 'Secured Future' May Mean Much According to official spokesmen, the trip of Premier .Dragisa Cvetkovic of Yugoslavia to confer with Hitler has "secured the future" of that country. It is intimated thereby that the Nazis will not bother this Balkan state and that it will retain its entity without interference. If that happens, it will be the first European country that remained the same after the Nazis gained concessions in it. According to Premier Cvetkovic, certain sacrifices must be made on the altar of peace. In the case of the other European states, the sacrifices necessary to maintain peace have been con-, tingent upon allowing the Nazis to have their way. That may be the future of Yugoslavia. If the Germans believe that country is needed in carrying the war to Southeastern Europe, these sacrifices may turn out to be yokes of oppression. Manifestations From Beyond Opinions Vary On Defense Most Americans recognize that the preparation of an adequate defense for the United States takes precedence over all other matters relating to the current war in Europe. There are those, of course, who think that arming against a possible invasion of the nation is something akin to a boy whistling while walking through a cemetery at night. Still others look upon the preparation of a defense as the preparation for war. There also is divided opinion concerning the matter of giving aid to Great Britain. The isolationists are not only against giving aid to England but are against any foreign policy which takes recognition of the war abroad Other Americans are against giving England any aid—some because they believe such a step will involve this country in the war, and others because they believe the giving of the aid will result in a repetition of the situation developing out of the first World War They believe that the debt which England already owes this country will rneray be increased and that the United States will be placed in the position of having pulled the British chestnuts out of the fire while paving the bill. A great many Americans, though recognizing the need of Britain, do not favor "all out aid" because they believe such help will weaken the defense of the United States. In short, they feel that the giving of aid to that extent is a gamble in which, should England fail to win, the United States will be left without an adequate defense against the axis powers. One of the unsettled questions is what constitutes an adequate defense. Opinion is divided on the exact number of various pieces of defense equipment the nation has. It also is divided as to what volume of production of armaments is being turned out. There are a whole lot of people in the nation who believe that the greater part of the pro- Three sets of records made during a seance in Buffalo, N. Y., last September, are claimed by spiritualists to be conclusive proof that the spirits of those who have died are able to communicate with the living on earth. The records in question are supposed to record the spirit voices of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Mrs. Etta S. Bledsoe as well as the proceedings at the seance. Mrs. Bledsoe was a medium until her death. Whether these recordings are proof that it is possible for the voices of those who have passed on to be heard again except through recordings made prior to death depends upon whether one believes that God in His wisdom saw fit, when he created the world, to allow' any other voice than His own to be heard from the Great Beyond. Every true Christian believes in immortality. It is not necessary for Christians to hear what is supposed to be the voices of those who have entered the realm of immortality to believe that there is a life after death. There are a great many puzzling things about spiritualism. The most puzzling is that the spirit voices come only when the room is darkened. To the average person, it would seem that if certain individuals have been given the Divine power to serve as mediums for the transmission of voices and messages from the spirit world, dark rooms and so-called perfect conditions for the communication would not be necessary. Another puzzler is the appearance of a hand from the spirit world when it is plainly stated in the Bible that when death occurs, the individual leaves behind in this world the mortal body and only the soul goes Into the next world. God made man out of dust and woman from the rib of man. The theory of death is that the remains of men and women after their souls have departed return to dust, and are forever gone Such being the case, it is very difficult to understand how a hand which never went into the spirit world can return from it. It also is most unnatural that living persons should be able to clasp the hands of those who have died when the latter left th-ir hands on earth. It also might be stated that when an individual dies, the vocal cords which produce the voice also are TeftbeWnd How then is that voice to be reproduced from the next world when the er ere are innumerable instances wherem living persons have i codsh o * vo cords. There are countless cases where ™ were born without TbilHy to e God « « God has seen fit not to let anv np re ,?. tWs earth ^w what the next world is like and so far none has ever known until the soul left ™e boay and He has never permitted any manil Fiddling While Rome Burns it is retained in this country.' FORGET THE *IR€ LISTEN TO THE MUSIC JAMKWBAFJON.MJ). Explaining Organic And Functional To The Patient A relative of mine some years ago was told that he had tuberculosis and advised to enter a sanitarium for a year. By agreement I met the examining physician, whom I had known when we were youngsters, and we made an examination of the patient's chest. As there was no cough, the afternoon temperature was within normal limits, heart beat about normal, no tubercle organisms in the sputum, X-rays showed nothing abnormal (this was before we know as much about X-ray films as now) I said I would not call it tuberculosis and condemn the patient to a year's stay in a sanitarium. The only signs present were a constant tiredness and "rough sounds at top of chest. The examining physician, superintendent of the' sanitarium, stated that these signs were early tubercu- los :- and the sooner the patient was given complete rest and good food, the better. He pointed out that•even,ii.I were right and he were wrong, the stay in the sanitarium would not hurt the patient and would really help him. whereas if I were wrong, the patient was taking chances by trying to work while suffering with tuberculosis. The patient went to the sanitarium as I thought the physician's stand was correct. In other words, in years gone b> it was considered the right treatment to err on the safe side by calling the disease organic when ; might be only functional. Thus it was better to call a heart disturbance organic, and a deep-seatet cold pneumonia, than to call i* functional, because the patien would then take his condition ser iously and not take chances that might prove fatal. Today, knowing the depressing effect upon the patient if he is tolc he has organic disease, if symp'toms point more nearly to functional trouble., physicians now frankly teli the patient he does not have organic disease. However, the physician explains to the patient that while the symptoms resemble those of .organic disease, they are causec by nervousness or emotional disturbances. By overcoming this nervousness or learning how to meet emotional disturbances, the patient gets relief from most of his symptoms. Everyday Poems — By Anne Campbell — THE DEAR OLD NEIGHBORS When the dear old neighbors gather, And they speak of vanished days, There is no dissension; rather, Every word is warm with praise. Long ago our children's voices Made a humble little street One where memory rejoices. It is there our fond hearts meet! We were young, with expectations Of a joyful life to be, And we shared, in our relations, All that glad expectancy. When old neighbors get together, Dwelling fondly on the past, There is no talk of the weather. Hearts, by mutual aims knit fast, Are intent on the retelling Of the tales that we all know, And we spend the evening dwelling On the joys of long ago. A BLANKET FOR THE BABY A blanket for the baby Is made of pink sunrises, Of fleecy clouds of heaven, And floVery.surprises. The fleecy yarn she fashions Into a fragrant square Is softer than the song of Birds on the melting air. A blanket for the baby Is made of dreams of glory; The thoughts of Mary woven Into a lasting story. The ideals of all mothers. Shine there, as she. prepares A blanket lor the baby, - " With knittlng-and with prayers! Q and A University ot^m. the Masses By FREDERIC J. HASKIN A render ran set the amwrr tn any question of fact by trritinc The Arizona Republic Information Bureau. Frederic J. Haskln. director. Wanhlntton. P. C. riease enclose three cents tor reply. Q. When did the small bills , came into circulation? K. E. A. A. The small size United States currency was first issued July 10, 1929. Q. What per cent of the blood is water? F. L. T. A. Blood consists of 22 per cent solids and 78 per cent water. Q. When was bonded whisky authorized by the government? F. O. B. A. The authorizing act which established bonded whisky was passed March 3, 1897. The law required that whisky should be stored in wood for no less than four years, and that the whisky should be bottled with an alcoholic strength of 100 proof. Q. What statesman was known as the "Little Magician"? M. A. A. Martin Van Buren was so called .because of his shrewdness and skill in handling political affairs. Q. Has Oklahoma had two capitals? M. J. D. A. Guthrie was the capital of Oklahoma from 1890 to 1911. Since that time the capital has been Okla- homa.City. Q. In what newspaper was Edwin Markham's The Man With the Hoe" first published? W. H. P. A. The poem was first printed in the San Francisco Examiner on January 15, 1899. Q. Where is the Widow* Tears falls? P. N. S. A. This waterfall is in the Yosemite National Park. Q. What makes the Red sea red? A. L. A. the red color is imparted to :he surface water of certain portions of the sea by millions of tiny one-celled plants. Q. How many eggs does It take to equal the energy value in a quart bottle of milk? G. W. A. Eight eggs are equivalent in 'ood value to a quart of milk. Q. What age is classed an youth? R. M. H. A. Youth is defined as the period preceding maturity, usually from mberty to maturity. Some statis- :icians class the age period from 16 to 24, while other authorities include the ages from 14 to 24. Q. What state had the first railroad commission? J. T. S. A. The first state railroad commission that, was created with jur- sdiction over railroad rates was the Massachusetts commission,' organized in 1S69. Q. In what building in Appomattox did Gen. Robert E. Lee surrender? M. P. M. A. It was at the home of Wilmer McLean at Appomattox that Gen- •ral Lee and Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant signed the terms of surrender that brought the Civil War to a close. Q. What is the difference between a thermal and a hot spring? R. C. M. A. Springs are called thermal A-hen their waters show a tempera- ure° exceeding 70 degrees Fahren- leit. Those whose temperatures are above 98 degrees are called hot. Q. Who was the first high school teacher in the United States? W. W. A. On February 13, 1635, when the Publick Latin School of Boston was organized, the people of the community, If-d by John Cotton, voted that "our brother Philemon Pormont, shalbe intreated to become scholemaster for the teaching and nourtering of children with us." Q. What are the dimensions of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Maryland? M. K. B. A. The canal is 184.5 miles long. The width varies from 60 to SO 'eet. It is from six to seven feet deep. •"*"" CMMD PRESS 1KTEHXATIONAI. NEWS SERVICE The Associated Press is ewlusively entitled to the use for publication *« WS dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper 'and aljjfi local news published herein. All rights of reproduction ot special dlspatchestaS ^ are also reserved. When thou hast eaten and art futt, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given —Deuteronomy S.:10 Politics, Pistols And Piolets By WILLIS THORNTON To begin with, it is quite useless for Americans to try to understand the death of Samuel-Walter Ginsburg-Krivitsky. The detective-thriller aspect of a former Russian secret service man found dead in a Washington hotel ii £, Phillips Oppenheim-ish enough, and there will be a wild and violent discussion in radical circles about whether he was the victim of political revenge. But the whole business of political assassination or political suicide either, Russian style, is beyond us simple Americans to understand. Was Ginsburg-Krivitsky murdered by an implacable political assassin of the Russian OGPU, who pursued him across the world with a bloodhound determination that makes Jefferson Hope's pursuit of Drebber and Stangerson in Sherlock Holmes' story look like a casual encounter? Did the victim become horrified at his exposures of international plotting by the Soviets, and kill himself in sheer remorse, as many of his Communist associates appear to have done in Moscow?Did the terror of impending and unavoidable assassination drive him to pull the trigger of his own gun first? Or was suicide or murder due to some other and unknown cause? * *. # We do not know, and we probably never shall know. All that comes to the American mind, which is simple and direct, is that the kind of life that is lived in the more conspiratorial circles of Russian radicalism is quite beyond our understanding. ' • To us, a man goes by his own name, or has it legally and publicly changed by a court. The the Russian, frequent change of name is commonplace, and suggests no culpability. To us, secret intrigue and political double-crossing seem contemptible and evil; we have little talent for it; to the Russian it seems the breath of life. To us, the abject confessions of men accused of political unorthodoxy in Rug. sia seem unfathomable; we can understand a man signing a confession under duress but the self-castigation that goes with it in Russia, we cannot understand * * * Leon Sedoff, son of Trotsky, died in Paris in 1938, apparently a suicide, with the police unable to substantiate his father's charges of OGPU murder. Trotsky himself was brutally murdered last year in Mexico by a zealot wielding a piolet, or Alpine climbing ax. Now Krivitsky, who publicly had renounced what he claimed was .a lifetime of international intrigue and spying for the ernment, and who wrote a long expose of it, dies by. the gun. There have been others. The only common denominator has been a common opposition to the present Russian government. - . Whether this newest thriller of the slums of international politics is murder or not, we may never know. But the long succession of such deaths begins to put a strain on coincidence. Maybe even innocent-minded Americans will begin to be convinced that the: real world of today has thrown into shadow the fictional world created by Oppenheim and Achmed Abdullah. . The Once Over B V H. /. QUESTIONS IN A CRISIS I am willing to defend the American system but must it include the preservation of the drugstore lunch? I don't mind going "all-out" to keep the American system intact, but must this include cafe- society, Hollywood morals and radio comics who bring their own applause? I am for saving the land of the free, but does this take in the fake auction room proprietors, the microphone addicts, the spotlight worshippers, the fellow who blocks subway entrances, and the newspaper columnists who know all the answers and have no patience with Americans who can't use a typewriter? I want to see everything done to keep this country from all harm, but must I take in road hogs, larcenous politicians, masters of ceremonies who get their material from a drainpipe, and night club entertainers whose own mothers must be ashamed of the way they turned out? * * * I think it is a duty to fight for America, but I wonder if I ought to include the man who thought up the idea of radios in taxicabs, and the hotel proprietors who charge twice as much for a phone call as it costs from a booth. I subscribe to the Save America crusade 1 , but is there any way to forget the legislators who make possible the divorce-while-you-wait, the man who slices the chicken for sandwiches .so thin, and the select cafe entertainer who preserves his reputation for smut by never telling a story that wouldn't make a skunk wince? '*'.'* * l I am all for preserving the American way of life, but must I regard as an essential part of it the originator of the sizzling platter, the man who thought up the Zombie cocktail, and the radio advertisers who try to convince the simple public that a lollipop U the staff of life? I am all for the grand old red, white and blue but can't it be unrolled «o that the publicity hounds, the salacious magazine publishers, the racketeers, the smart alecks and the candid, camera fiends can be shaken out'of its sheltering folds? I am. for my country when it's right and my country when it's wrong, but am I wrong in holding that too much concern for the boys who think that all America needs is more personal photography is not right? I am willing to lay down my life for my country, but am I petty in feeling qualms about doing it for bigger daily doubles, hotter orchestras and the word "Nuts" scrawled across the constitution, the code of good manners, the book of ethics, the bill of rights, the traditions of American life and the "Slow Down. School Zone" signs? . • Huh? Pm just asking. Do You Remember? 20 Years Ago: Feb. 18, 1921 40 Years Ago: Feb. 18, 1901 A. E. Stelzer, secretary to the corporation commission, left last night for Nogales, where he has been called as a witness for the state in a case involving the solicitation of insurance without having authorization as an agent. John R. Fry, a Denver attorney, arrived yesterday and will be in the city •for several days on legal business. August Sensenbrenner of San Diego, a traveling salesman for a cigar company, is in the city on business. E. E. Nash has returned from a brief trip to Pasadena. Only one license to marry was issued yesterday by the clerk of the superior court. It went to Ricardo Moreno and Trinidad Morena, both of Phoenix. Charles Fairfield, state auditor and superintendent of banks, left last night for Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N. M., on business connected with the banking department. On his return he will stop for several days in Winslow on state business." The highest temperature yesterday in Phoenix was 70 degrees and the lowest was 37 degrees. There was no rainfall. Contracts for the construction of three new grade schools in the city to care for the growing school population will be awarded within the next two weeks, it was announced yesterday. The three buildings will cost approximately $190,000. One will be known as the Jackson school and will be located on West Jackson street at 19th avenue. The second x ill be located on North Seventh street between Berkeley and Homewood roads, and the third will be located on East Adams street between 18th and 19th streets. Plans for the structures were drawn by V. O. Wallingford. One of the best of many really excellent and high class programs at the Arizona School of Music this season took place last night when a large audience assembled to hear two comparatively new singers in Phoenix— Miss Islay Rogers and Miss Marion Whiteman, pupils of Walter Hastings OIney. Both young singers acquitted themselves in admirable fashion. Miss Irene Mauk has returned to her home in Phoenix after visiting Mrs. Samuel Harris in Bouse for several weeks. • John Dowdy is home in Glendale on a furlough from the navy. Miss Josie Bridwell of Glendale has returned from-Flagstaff, where she has been for the past seven weeks. Mr. and Mrs. R.'J. Scott and small son arrived in Ternpe last night to spend some time visiting.Mrs. Scott's father,. Col. H. E. Laird, and other relatives. Sheriff John Montgomery was a busi- . ness visitor in Tempe yesterday. • Mrs. G. D. Gray returned yesterday morning from a visit with.relatives In Glenwood, Mo. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Gray, his wife and two children, accompanied her home. The young man is a druggist by profession and will look the valley over with a view of locating, here. Judge Johnstone on Saturday secured the divorce of a couple. Such a fact is not remarkable were it not for the fact that during his term as justice of the peace, he married the couple. It was the third couple that he has Married and after leaving office, represented one of the- parties in obtaining a severance of the knot. Will Orme, for several years distributing clerk in the local post office, has received notice of his appointment as sub-railway postal clerk for Arizona and New Mexico. His first run will be between Los Angeles and Albuquerque, N. M. He will leave this week to take up his new duties. The highest temperature yesterday was 70 degrees and the lowest was 57 degrees. There was no rain. A man. who has attained the mature age of 2',-i years, tired of > parental authority yesterday morning and tooK the trail north. He had gone a mile or so, however, when he was taken In charge of by R. Wilson, and as soon as he was identified, he was returned to his anxious parents who were making a diligent search for him. Phoenix Chinese began their celebration of the Chinese New Year last mgnt by a loud bombardment in Chinatown. The festivities will continue for more than a. week and many visitors and citizens will throng the streets of C hin *" town, especially on the closing nigm when the devil is finally driven to his lair. Maj. Charles E. Burton, agent of the Hopi Indians, returned to Keams. Canyon and his duties last Monday, after » short visit in Phoenix. A good illustration of how quickly tne Indians adopt the customs of the paleface when they understand them was given yesterday by an old squaw wno planted herself in front of the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix depot an" spread out her wares. The stock consisted of a varied assortment of pottery and baskets. Sticking from the tallest vessel in the lot was a sign she naa picked up in front of some store, ana which bore the familiar legend, "SellUiS out at cost." . , Wiley E. Jones of Safford arrived yesterday on business. E. H. Meeker came down from Jerome last night on a short visit. B. A. Packard of Bisbee arrived yesterday and will remain in the city »r a few days on business. John B. Worthen of Congress 1» » • visitor, in the city. •_..

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