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Phoenix, Arizona
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Wednesday, February 19, 1941
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ARIZONA PCBUSHUfG ot tt. BMri and Publisher «nd<5««ral Muager Editor Managing Editor SeoJrtkry and Business Manager Treasurer and Circulation Manager COMPAST, FkoeBlx, ArtKmm Ctaita X -;"'.)i W B p Lynch cirtnpv Mver» ouTer Kto ouver *""» ARIZ WEDNESDAY MORNING BLIC FEBRUARY 19,1941 . INX. mVICE Th» AMoeUtcd Prto l» ewliutvely «nOUed to tte UM for ntwidl»p»t*ne» credited to It or not otherwlw c«d t*J in O to?il ni«» publiihed hertin. All rlghU or «productlon ot are also reserved. ... • ' T7ie Twrfes have a proverb, which says, tJiat the devil tempts aU otJier men, but that idle men tempt the devil. —Cotton A Lending-Leasing Discussion In Which Truth Was Earnestly Sought Another of the Bryson forums w^s held in New York last Sunday. The four participants were all men of'affairs and of standing m tne nation. The subject under discussion was the lease-lending bill wmcn all were competent to consider. The debaters were capable of considering the bill in its physical, fiscal and military aspects. They were probably less swayed by their regard for or against the President's suggestion than persons so selected usually are. in most of such gatherings it frequently turns out that the participants allow their own views to be swamped by their attitude toward tne President, or even by the public addresses of Mrs. Roosevelt. We have in mind the fate of one organization, formed to oppose war in any circumstances, which permitted itself to be wrecked by a recent statement by Mrs. Roosevelt which negatived the chief aim of the organization. Among the members there were women who were horrified at the thought of becoming gold star mothers. Yet they consented to let the movement fail rather than to appear to be disloyal to the President's wife. Other participants in such forums as these bring to the forums nothing but parrot-like praise of the New Deal. To them the threatening war, the basis for the discussion, is the President's war. not to be infringed upon by the profane. This Bryson forum was not so constructed and conducted. Here and there, however, there was some generation of heat and some questioning of and denial of stated facts. At one point one of the debaters criticized severely the great and sweeping powers which had been bestowed upon the President. Under those powers it would be possible and very probable that the President, unchecked, could set aside the authorized billions for defense, in any manner he might choose. As an instance of such a misuse of these powers, the critic said it had been brought to his attention that the government had lately asked for bids on various kinds of goods to be used in defense. Among the goods so advertised for were several millions of small metal tags for identification of the bodies of those slain in battle and of such an extensive use in the World War. Also, said the speaker, the government wanted bottom figures on a million and a half of coffins. Here, the speaker said, was something wholly inconsistent with the assurances that had been given that no American was to be sent across the Atlantic or Pacific to any foreign land, whereas now it appeared that a coffin was to be a part of the equipment of the American forces. Naturally there was some inquiry as to the source of .the information now laid before the forum. The speaker said the information had reached him in a roundabout way including Senator Wheeler of Montana who believed it to be true. Communication was established with Mr. Wheeler who confirmed it to the extent of admitting that he had heard of it. A suggested basis for this story was a recent story of a trek of Chinese along the Burma Road describing the character of the merchandise carried in trucks and rickshaws along that now famous thoroughfare in which the coffin figures largely in Indo-Chinese transportation. Horse-Drawn Vehicles Nazi Propaganda And Facts There are not likely to be many protests to the ruling of Judge Dudley W. Windes that a horse-drawn wagon constitutes a vehicle within the meaning of the state law prohibiting the operation by intoxicated persons of vehicles upon the highways. That a wagon is a vehicle, there could he no possible dispute. It was called one long before anyone even heard or thought about four-wheeled contraptions propelled by gasoline motors. Whether a drunk man driving a team of horses drawing a wagon is as dangerous to traffic as is an intoxicated man driving an automobile or a truck, perhaps might be debatable. We think the intoxicated motorist is far more menacing than the intoxicated teamster, since the horses might exercise some of their sense in the operation of the wagon, whereas the motor vehicle is entirely at the command of the operator, both as to speed and as to direction. Japanese Press Has War Mania The constant threats in the Japanese press warning the United States and Great Britain that unless they are careful Japan might be forced to use external force conjure a picture of a cocky little boy chasing around a schoolyard with a chip on his shoulder daring his schoolmates to knock it off. There seems to be an obsession among the Japanese writers which might best be described as n war mania. It also is possible that the Japanese are carrying on a large-scale scare program which might be likened unto the age-old custom of poker players known as bluffing. Strangely, the only fear of an impending clash between the United States and Great Britain and Japan seems to be in the latter country. There is little or no talk in the United States of a war with Japan, and it is very likely that the British, being engaged in a fight to the finish with Germany, do not even think about the possibilities of a clash with the Japanese. Another foe would not bother the British. It would only serve to make them more determined. Apparently the game of 'the Japanese is to bluff the United States and particularly Great Britain into paying no attention to Nipponese activities. The only interpretation of the 'constant and continual warnings about pressing the Japanese too far is that they hope by that means to have the United States and Great Britain call off their dogs. Any movement, no matter how slight it may be. made either by the United States or Great Britain, is viewed with alarm by the Japanese and is certain to bring another threat or a warning. The massing of British troops in the vicinity of Singapore for the protection of the Suez canal route is taken at once by Japan to be a threat of war. The presence of the United States fleet in Hawaiian waters is looked upon by the Japanese as bordering upon an overt act. When individuals become suspicious of the actions of other individuals, the suspicious ones, as a rule, are up to something. The same rule possibly applies to nations. Hence the uneasiness of the Japanese may be explained as- the natural feeling arising from desired secrecy of the movement. The statements of Dr. Martin Hall, exiled free-lance German journalist, made in various addresses in Phoenix and the valley towns, do not coincide with the German propaganda concerning the current war. It is not expected that there would be an agreement. Dr. Hall is relating facts as he knows them and the German propagandists are painting the picture of Germany as the Nazis want the world to see it. Tops in this matter of disseminating Nazi propaganda in this country is the pamphlet, "Facts in Review", published in New York City. Dr. Hffll declares the English bombers are concentrating their efforts on German industrial centers, munitions factories, and military objectives and are probably inflicting as much if not more damage than are the German bombers upon Great Britain. The Nazi propagandists hold the reverse to be true Dr. Hall also said that the English are not bombing civilian populations as are the Germans. That again is in disagreement with the German propagandists. They are insistent that the English are bombing nothing but civilian populations and that the bombing of British civilians is done in retaliation. There is far loo much inconsistency in the propaganda of the Germans and far too many attempts to excuse Nazi tactics upon the ground that the enemy first used ttiem and they are employing them in retaliation. Strangely, there is no effort made by the British to excuse any of their actions or to apologize to the world for dropping bombs on German soil. These things coupled with many others prove that Dr. Hall is more nearly stating actual facts about the war, though he has not been in Germany since 1936. His knowledge of Germany and German tactics enables him to paint pretty close to the true picture. In stating that Hitler really believes in the ideas he expounds, Dr. Hall has struck close to the secret force which enables the fuehrer 10 arouse the emotions of the Germans to such a high pitch. In time that power will lessen appreciably as is always the case when the emotions are spent. Then Hitler will rease to be a god and become the object of scorn. Possible Reason For Failure An explanation of the failure of the Italian armed forces to live up to expectations and to "fight the fight" Is given by one observer of foreign affairs as being the result of the awakening of Mussolini after he had entered the war as to the possible future of Italy. If the Nazis won, Italy was In the position of becoming a vassal of the Germans much as it did back in the Middle Ages under Otto IL The Italians, it is claimed, lost interest in fighting for the victory of the Nazis because they foresaw their own finish if Germany defeated Great Britain. That lack of enthusiasm for a cause which meant their own doom is pointed to by some experts as the real cause of the amazing weakness of the Italian arms in Albania and in Africa. It is this attitude of the Italians which likely has from time to time given rise to rumors of a separate peace between Italy and England. Can He Make 'Em Mix? By Reg Manning Arizona Republic Staff Artist Effective Hearing Aids Almost Invisible It is gratifying these days to en-, disposition, and tried the patience ter a store or office and find a of family and'friends beyond endurance. Yet the modern hearing person who has been hard of hearing for years able to hear you distinctly. You can notice a changed expression on his face. He has lost that questioning frown that formerly embarrassed and distressed him. Many of these hard of hearing individuals, after going the rounrts of ear specialists, had resigned themselves to the shut-in life. Today they are a part of their surroundings and are taking their normal place in work or nusiness. This has all been brought about in two ways. First, the perfection or near perfection of hearing devices now available, and second, because the hard of hearing individual recognizes that just as many individuals need and wear glasses, so should the hard of hearing who needs a hearing aid be willing to wear one. Dr. Austin A. Hayden, Chicago, in Hygeia, the health magazine, says, however,, that there are still millions of persons who have a deep-rooted prejudice against mechanical hearing aids and will not investigate them until they have wasted their time and money on quacks and nostrums, ruined their and 0 University the Masses By FREDERIC J. HASKIN A device is practically Invisible; it is scarcely as large as a penny. Women can conceal it by wearing it under the hair or scarf; men who wear it in or behind the ear or on the lapel soon forget its presence.! When the little bones in middle ear are locked fast, thus preventing sound being transmitted to hearing nerve, sound is now transmitted directly to the nerve by passing through the bone behind the ear. This new device is bringing renewed hearing powers to thousands formerly condemned to deafness. Another great help to hearing reported by Dr. Hayden is the introduction of vacuum tubes, the same as those used in radio. These tubes make possible true high tone reproduction and can enlarge or amplify the ticking of a wrist watch to sound like blows of a sledge hammer. By the use of the audiometer, it is now possible to learn the degree of hard of hearing present and the special tones or wave lengths affected so that hearing aids can be prescribed in the same manner as glasses for defective vision. Everyday Poems — By Barton Pogue — WANDERLUST If it were only spring again. And the slow, soft patter of the rain, If the clouds would part and show the sun Along the banks of the dogwood run, It might be then I would walk afield Where violets are now concealed, I might lift up my heart and sing. If it were spring. If—it—were—spring. If it were only spring again And green along the country lane! Ah, God, if I might but just lie still On the fragrant side of Hawthorn Hill I might regain my calm and poise, Cloistered thus from strain and noise; I'd smile to watch the bluebird wing, If it were spring, If—it—were—spring. LOOK AHEAD Don't cry, little one, don't cry Disappointment soon passes by. ,. Dry those dear tears, And in all the long years _ Try to smile when you're wanting to sigh. You were anxious to go, I know, But some one told you "no!" Perhaps, if you stay, You'll find something today Much better, by far, than to go. All the future is not dead, Without jelly on your bread! There are times that are glum, But the sun will come, There's happiness ahead! o TIME Time to sit By a crackling fire- Time for friendship Is my desire. Time to sit By a stream And talk— -Time, I ask For a friendly walk Thru the valleys. Ere my sun sets— Time, dear God, For the simple things In life— My task. This, I ask. And I will freak, the pride of your power; and 1 witt make, your heaven as iron, and your earth as Tyrass. . •' —Leviticus 26:19 A reader can Ket the answer to any question of tact by writing The Arizona Republic Information Bureau, Frederic .1. Raskin, director. Washington. D. C. Please enclose three cents for reply. Q. Where is Appledore Island? M. E. H. A. Appledore island is just off the southern tip of the coast of Maine. Q. Why Is calico no called? W. M. C. A. The name comes from Calicut, a city in India, whence the process of decorating cloth by means of a hand stamp moistened with was introduced into Europe. Q. Where is Gen. Robert E. Lee's grave? W. A. G. A. The body of Gen. Robert E. Lee rests in a mausoleum in the Washington and Lee University chapel at Lexington, Va. Q. Who played the leading role in the silent movie "The Mark of Zorro?" R. R. D. A. Douglas Fairbanks. Q. Were there any survivors of the Lost Battalion in the World War? H. P. C. A. There were 394 survivors, of whom 156 were wounded. Q. Why is Tombstone, Arh. .so called? S. H. G. A. Tradition is that Ed Schief- felen, a prospector who discovered a large silver deposit there in 1878, gave the location its name because had been told by scoffers that he vould find nothing more than his ombstone in that region. Q. Of what material is lisle hosiery made? S. E. B. A. The National Bureau of Standards says that cotton yarn spun rom long staple with a high twist are used in making lisle hosiery. Q. What is a Messerschmitt? R. L. P. A. It is a twin-engined German ighter monoplane, especially adapted to bomber escort work. The most mproved type is Messerschmitt .10 for which maximum speed of 385 miles an hour is claimed. Q. When was the first cable message sent across the Atlantic? B. H. A. The first message sent'by the Atlantic cable was to Pres. James Suchanan from Queen Victoria on August 16. 1858. Q. What self-evident truth* are mentioned in the Declaration of Independence? J. D. H. A. The "self-evident truths" mentioned are: "x x x that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with cer- .ain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men. deriving their lust powers from the consent of the governed, x x x" Q. When was the opera "The Daughter of the Regiment" first produced in the United States? L. S. W. A. The* opera had its American premiere at New Orleans in 1843. Q. What is the oldest continuous inhabited place in the United States? T. D. R. A. Oraibi, a Hopi Indian village in Northern Arizona, is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in this country. It existed as early as 1370, this fact being deduced from a study of the annual growth rings of timbers in the ruins. Q. Is Mainbocher, the dress designer, a Frenchman? 31. K. R. , A. He is an American citizen who went abroad to become an artist, later making a phenomenal success as a designer of women's apparel. Since the war he has establishec headquarters in New York City. Q. What state has the largest percentage of native-born white population? K. G. A. North Carolina leads with 99.7 per cent native-born white inhabitants. Closed World Or Open World? By WILLIS THORNTON Putting aside for a moment the principal issue, of Wendell WHlMe* appearance before the senate foreign relations committee, let us look at the lait paragraph of his prepared statement. It is worth reading and re-reading, because in it he so succinctly and clearly .stated the great issue which divide* the world. We must have courage, we must bravely do what our moral sense teDs u» ought to be done, said Willkie, and we must prepare ourselves to take a part to laying the foundations of a world such as we would want our children to live to. •That world cannot be a closed world. It must be an open world," he said There Willkie put his finger on the broad issue 'between the free nations of the world and the totalitarian nations. It is not a question of forms of government. 0 .g_ V * * It is fair to say that the rest of the world was middling indifferent when Mussolini seized power in Italy. True, the world gagged a little when the castor oil heroes swept across Italy, and shuddered when various freedom-loving people were summarily put to death. But in-the main, the world was indifferent, and is indifferent today, to what kind of a government Italy has within Italy. So with Germany. The rise to power of Hitler was viewed with a similar indifference as long as it appeared to be a purely German matter. Again, the outside world was nauseated by the racial persecutions, the blood baths, the concentration camps. But as long as Germany alone was forced to wallow in the bed she had made for herself, the world remained restlessly tolerant After all the manner in which any people conducts its own internal affairs is principally the responsibility of that people. The same feeling, in a remote way, applied to Russia. « » • Then it gradually became apparent that no totalitarian system was, or could be content with that. The nature of all three demanded constant interference with the affairs of other countries. All meddled directly in the internal politics of others Such tolerance as others extended to them was not reciprocated— could not be reciprocated by regimes founded and based on intolerance, built on evangelization. . •They closed their borders to normal intercourse. They made exclusive trade agrJtements which effectually barred others from normal markets. They closed their communications, their libraries, their minds, as they closed their borders. A free world must be an open world. There must be an opening of doors, i lowering of barriers, not their multiplication. That is the road on which every free country, every free person travels today. The Once Over s y //. THE PAPERS OF PRIVATE PURKEY Dear Ma: Everything is about the same here in camp, especially the weather which has been of two kinds all winter—bad and worser—and anybody who gets drafted this spring instead of in midwinter-like I did is getting a great brake. My feet have taken so much abuse they are unconscious, and don't believe that stuff about this being a machine war as I have never seen so much walking done in peace or war. From my experience I think I have been drafte/ in a bunions derby. * » « Nothing makes the boys so sore up hear as when they get a paper and read about all them strikes and walkouts around the country. Every time I here about those guys with nice warm jobs who go home every night to home- cooked chow and yet squawk about the hours and the pay it gives me a pain you know where. Believe me if I was out of the Army and had a job where I could quit every night and not saloot nobody I would mow down anybody who tried to sell me the idea I was not getting a square dele. * * * Well, I am getting used to spending all my time in a uniform now but it is no cinch after being used to having three soots in different colors, one with patched pockets and one with cuffs on the pants all my life. Gee, ma, it would feel swell to get into a white shirt', striped necktie and Sunday soot once in a while. In the Army you have to ware the same soot Sunday you wore all week. * * * I can be transferred to a tank corpse if I want to but I don't know whether I would Ijke it much. The work loote too confining and while I would like to get into a serviss that would be easier on my feet a tank aint my idea of no pleasure kar. A friend of mine was in the tanks and he says it is like going to' war in a safe. A tank is like a taxi with no springs and with all the upholstering done by a scrap iron man. I guess I would be safer from stray bullets in a tank but I do not think I will sign up unless I thumb a ride and see for myself how it is. Before a soldier joins a tank corpse the least the government should do is give him a demonstrayshun. * » » How is the defense program coming on back home?. I see where some Washington witnesses say the country is short of planes, guns, tanks and everything. As the old gag goes, this ii a fine time to tell me, heh, ma? * » » I wish the government wood turn the whole thing over to Henry Ford. He is the father of quantity produckshun and the mother too, I guess. All you have to give him is a monkey rench a few nuts and a general idea of what the war needs and he will turn it out so fast that Uncle Sam will not only have enough planes tanks and guns for 1941 and 1942 but will be giving previews of the 1943 moddells. * * * Do not worry about me as my flew is a little better and I am getting used to chilblains. After all I was lucky not to get send with them boys to New Fundlind. Love, OSCAR. Do You Remember? 20 Years Ago: Feb. 19, 1921 40 Years Ago: Feb. 19,1901 George B. Learning, supervisor of schools among the Hopis and Mokis with headquarters at Tolacca, near Keams Canyon, arrived in the city yesterday morning to spend several days here on business. At the Saturday afternoon recital of pupils at the Arizona School of Music this afternoon, piano numbers will be given by Winifred Eames, Marcella Gandy, Ruth Gill, Mildred Mickle, Adeline Greene, Dorothy Elliott, Leda Ruben, Senie Fuqua, Virginia Smith, Helen Johnson, and Dorothy Bodie. Violin numbers will be given by Wilma Day and Beatrice Harvey, songs will be given by Anna Marie Calvert and Louise Lipphardt, and dancing numbers by Helen Hanley and Dorothy Cover., A reading will be given by Marjorie Frink. The highest temperature in Phoenix yesterday was 66 degrees and the lowest was 39 degrees. There was no rain. Oliver P. Morton returned yesterday from a business trip to San Francisco and Sacramento. George Shea, superintendent of the Pioneers' Home in Prescott, arrived in Phoenix yesterday to spend a few days on business. From an attendance standpoint the success of the "Greater Phoenix" dinner is assured. Yesterday afternoon the avalanche of requests for reservations was totaled at 448. .Fifty-two boys and 33 girls made their appearance in Phoenix during the month of January, according to the births reported to the state board of health. Barnett Rosenburg, head of the firm of Rosenburg and Company, • Los Angeles, one bf the largest concerns: dealing in mining machinery and equipment in the Southwest, has completed arrangements for the construction of a large warehouse In Phoenix at the corner of .Eighth and Madison streets. The eight children of John Godinas and his residence of almost a quarter of a century in Bisbee were factors which influenced the corporation commission to permit Godinas to continue to operate a stage between Lowell an4 Don Luis, serving Tin Town. Others sought the permit. . Mr. and Mrs. Boss Chilson of Payson are visiting relatives in Tempe. C. H. Russell and L. H. Russell, both of Gilbert, were business visitors in Phoenix yesterday. Mrs. C. L. GUmore arrived in Chandler yesterday from Ontario, Calif., to join her husband, who is connected with Twohy Brothers.- • : • Mrs. Charles Woolf of Tempe was hostess at a Geor<«» Washington tea at her home yesterday afternoon. Herman Schute, who runs a small chicken ranch southwest of the city, brought two lynx skins into the city to sell yesterday, and told of an exciting experience in killing them. One of Schute's hands was badly lacerated and the scars will remind him in the future of the fury of a wildcat when cornered. Mrs. N. O. Murphy, Mrs. C. M. Shannon, Mrs. J. C. Adams and Mrs. G. M. Walker have issued cards for an at home" at the Hotel Adams, February 27, Not for many years has the desert presented such a view as at present Everywhere is a thick carpet of gK«| dotted with wild poppies and other WHO flowers. The M. M. Jackson ranch at Buckeye was sold yesterday to John W. Eastwood. The ranch comprises ISO acres and the purchase price was $5,000 cash. The blanket of snow that covered tne mountains to the north and east of the city during the past two weeks has almost entirely disappeared, so far as tne view from Phoenix is concerned. The maximum temperature in Phoenix yesterday was 74 degrees and the minimum was 55 degrees. There was no rain though the day was partly cloudy. William G. Shaw came in yesterday from Nogales on business. Mrs. G. W. Kuns of Beardsley a a visitor, in the city for a few days. George W. Sanders came in yester- . day from Vulture on business. • , M. J. Egan and E. C. Williams; of Clifton arrived in the city yesterday and will remain here for a few days 0& business. Some burglariously inclined P« son .r persons forced an entrance Intoi w sample room of the Commercial HOW Saturday evening and got away w& a roll of samples belonging to a trayeij ing salesman. The roll contained a goon assortment of butcher knives, carvins knives, boning knives and other similar cutlery. ,. „. Tim Griffith, a well known Uvery man of Tucson, arrived in the city yo> terday to spend a few days visituw Mr. and Mrs. H. Hanson, H. H. Helen, A. Johnson, and G. H. Schnerman, au of Prescott, arrived last night on a viau John A. Church, formerly superinten dent of the United Verde at J«om£ and later of one of the mines in Tpnw- stone, is in the city on mining business- H. B. Griffen of Tempe has receivW, a beautiful piece of handiwork frog far off India. It was sent by Mrs. Cross, an aunt of Mrs. Griffen, spent the past 30 years as a in that, country. The gift is a with'a pure wool cloth base, i 1 "-? signs on it are worked in gold thread.

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