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ARIZONA PDBLISHDTG COMPACT, Fhoenlx, Artionm Chairman of the Board and Publisher ........................ Charles A StauKer President and General Manager ................................... w - * '• K !°I?J c Secretary and Business Manager ................................... Sidney M>er« Treasurer and Circulation Manager ................................... Oliver King ARIZOK From its very inaction, idleness ultimately becomes the most active cause of evil; as a palsy is more to be dreaded than a fever. —Colton. With The New Expediter In Operation Things Should Hum On The Atlantic U. S. Senator W. E. Borah of Idaho who shortly before his death was universally recognized as a man of superior perception described the world conflict then getting under way as a "phony war . There was then some doubt, which still persists, as to what Mr. Borah meant by "phony"; whether he regarded the war or the preparation for the war in which we were threatening to engage as something different from what we were pretending it to be; whether, so that when it was all over, we could say in behalf of the administration that it "kept us out of war." Should war however ensue then the actual fomenters could say for the administration that it had tried to keep us out of war. That is to say that our policy in respect of war is best described by that phrase sometimes heard in sporting circles, the art of "playing both ends against the middle." We think that that was what Mr. Borah had in mind when he called the war a "phony" war. We believe the senator had in mind a comparison of the administration's "peace-war" policies with the Missourian's patent trap which "ketched 'em comin' or goin'." Things, however, have come to a pass that robs the war of a phony character, if it was ever intended in Washington to deceive the people so that they could the more easily be led through the slaughterhouse. We have little doubt now that a very large majority of American citizens now believe that we are already in the war, or else we are definitely committed to war as if a declaration of war had been made. The situation must be regarded as a most serious one, and by which we are again shown that no situation can be so serious as not to be lightened here and there by some touch of humor. We learn, among other things, that the President, on his own admission, unawed by the sacred character of Noah Webster, has laid impious hands upon the "Unabridged" and has caused to be inserted into it a new phrase, "Production Expediter." The circumstances attending this emendation of that sacred book are funnier or phonier than the act itself. The foregoing phrase describes the functions of the new title holder, Expediter William Averil Harriman, a New York socialite, whose business it now becomes to hasten to Britain with the greatest possible expedition by clipper or otherwise, to make room there for everything short of war, which is now being piled up on our shores. Thus the impression is created that we too need room for armament of every kind, which under the lease-lend act has already created a congestion at all Atlantic ports. Casual news readers had somehow gathered an illusion that there is no congestion of armament in this country; that, on the contrary, all avenues to our factories and shops are overwhelmed by patriots bearing blueprints of planes, range finders, bombers and other lethal weapons designed for the undoing of Hitler. Gentlemen who have charge of rearmament production have been complaining because of the lagging war defense program. What with strikes and other causes of delay we have only a surplus of raw materials. Plane factories which we had been told would turn out 10,000 a month feel that under the circumstances they are doing well to turn out 720 a month. Now in view of these facts we think our "Expediter" will have a juicy job indefinitely; until at least in both Britain and the United States there may be something to "expedite." Mr. Jones Speaks With Clarity Far-Reaching Decision Jesse Jones, who holds the dual role of secretary of commerce and federal loan administrator, probably came nearer speaking the truth when he said "We (this country) are nearly in the war" than a great many persons realize. The remarks of the secretary were stricken from the record of the congressional committee before which he made the statement, but that in no way changes them, nor refutes them. The President termed the declaration of the secretary a lot of words that did not mean anything. The reverse was true. They were a few words with a world of meaning. Officially, this country is not in the war but unofficially it is practically in it. Those might, in the opinion of the President, be a lot of words without meaning but the actual step, if it is taken, which will place this country officially in the war Is a very short one. In fact, the step is so short, that a slight stumble or a minute glide of the foot would do the trick. Not Sound Reasoning A great many Americans are persuading themselves that the United States is not in any danger of an invasion should Germany win this war. They point out that Germany has never been able to get across 22 miles of channel to invade England, hence it is not to be expected that the Germans would be able to get across 3,000 miles of ocean. There is not good logic in such thinking. We have an idea that the Nazis can get across that 22 miles of water any time that they want to start It is not the getting across that bothers them. The difficulty is staying after they get across. It is said that it is not the fall that kills one, but the bump at the end of it. That is the position of the Germans with respect to invading Great Britain. The trip can be made without disaster. That will come at the end of the trip. Incidentally, Great Britain has a great navy which makes the passage of the 22 miles more hazardous. England also has prepared a great defense in anticipation of this possibility. That defense is confined to a comparatively short coast line so that one might say that the whole force against the invasion is concentrated. This country has a long coast line. It would be impractical to concentrate the defense of that coast line in one small spot as England can do. Even if it were known exactly where the enemy was going to strike in an invasion, it would be rather hard to concentrate the repelling forces at that spot. It is dangerous thinking to reason that because the Nazis can't jump 2? miles of English channel, they could not jump 3,000 miles of ocean. We do not anticipate that this test will ever be made but if Great Britain is defeated Th« P T r ' the test wm certainlv c °™ These Americans who feel this country is safe against invasion because of the * V ° - r ° a n d Oe , e8ns ma >' a «'aken to find that o.OOO miles of ocean offers a much better highway of invasion than does 22 The decision of the United States Supreme Court unholding the efforts of the state of Iowa to force mail order houses outside of the state to collect Iowa's two-cent sales tax on all goods sold by such businesses to residents in that state is likely to have a far-reaching effect. Heretofore, it has been generally conceded that the tax jurisdiction of a state did not exceed beyond its boundaries. It has never been believed that one state could regulate or tax something that took place in another state. This ruling of the court is based on sales taxes on goods bought by residents of Iowa from firms outside of the state, the high court holding such taxes to be levied by the state for the use of the articles. Whether it applies to other types of excise taxes is questionable but it certainly paves the way for future decisions upholding the right of states to collect other excises outside of their boundaries. If the decision in this case becomes a precedent, it will be possible for the Iowa tax officials to make shippers in Arizona of grapefruit, melons, lettuce, etc., their collectors and force them to collect a two-cent sales tax for Iowa on the produce they ship into that state. This is but one of thousands of similar examples, many of which wouSd affect Arizona sellers shipping things to Iowa or other states similarly situated with respect to sales taxes. There arises another question in connection with this ruling of the high court. The state of Iowa can know only through one method exactly how much mail order business any mail order house has done in Iowa and that is to audit the books of the concern. Does this decision of the high court give the authorities of Iowa jurisdiction to walk into the main office o£ a mail order house in another state and force that business to permit them the free run of its books? That was not made clear in the decision, but an audit of the books of the company is the only way in which the Iowa tax officials are going to know how much mail order business any firm did with residents in Iowa and upon which a sales tax should have been collected. Incidentally, suppose that a mail order house in Illinois refuses to collect the sales taxes on goods sold by it in Iowa or refuses to pay the tax", even though the high court has said it must? What steps can the officials of Iowa take to punish the mail order house for not complying with its law? Particu- Ihnrt/tr V^ questions Pertinent should the officials of Illinois refuse to allow Iowa officials to "take such liberties. This decision in the Iowa case is the first break in the dykes which have heretofore held the boundaries of all States inviolate except in the case of hn? h I e° ver nnient. Now that the hmv, rf " PUnChed ' the <i uesli ° n ^ how wide-sweeping will be the flood and how long wil! the dykes stand, once ttus overlappme of authorities becomes neW Wa in the hist °rv of THURSDAY MORNING ELIC FEBRUARY 20,1941 UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for Publication .,news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise cred terl in this paper andliiZ teal nevv-s published herein. All rights of reproduction of special dis are also reserved. PMh * Ule W " Certai " death at the end of the trip across it, no matter which direction is taken Why Not Make 'Em Fight It Out In There? By Keg Manning Arizona Republic Staff Artist Pneumonia Often Due To Tiredness Or Exhaustion A current movie shows an elder-] covers but with the danger past ly physician and his assistant try- the wife is stricken with pneu- ing to find why every patient with monia and, being worn out with pneumonia does not recover in- her nursing and anxiety, fails to survive. The same may occur when stead of only 9S per cent. Why should even two per cent die? As I followed the movie I had in mind the great number of cases of pneumonia that accompanied and followed the influenza epidemic of- 1918 and 1919, when the wife is stricken first and the husband, worn and worried, develops pneumonia and passes away. The loss of rest, and not eating enough food, while nursing or worrying about the patient, is a physicians felt that a recovery of | big factor in lowering the physical 90 per cent in pneumonia was sat- strength and the resistance to the isfactory. That the death rate should be reduced to about 2 per cent by the use of the new drugs, sulphanilimide and sulphapyridine, is a wonderful accomplishment, yet, as the picture teaches, why shouldn't all cases recover? disease. The point is that it is the tiredness and weakness of the body that enables pneumonia organisms already in the system, or in the air of the sickroom or home, to successfully attack the body and the The fact that pneumonia often symptoms develop, followed the flu is not because ofi The thought for all of us, then. the flu in itself, but because the flu so exhausts the patient, particularly his heart, that when another infection, a serious infection like pneumonia, occurs, the patient that when a cold hangs on, when we are attacked by flu, when we've been working hard and are very tired, we are in just the right condition for pneumonia organisms may not have enough strength left!to get their hold. The prevention to fight it. of pneumonia, then, is proper rest We have all known of cases and plenty of nourishing foods. where the husband had pneumonia and the wife not only waited on him practically day and night but had to carry also the worry about him In her heart. The husband re- Should you get a cold or flu, go to bed and remain in bed one day more after temperature is normal for each degree of temperature that was present during the attack. Everyday Poems — By Anne Campbell — PACKING FOR CA3IP He's traveling light, for he does not pack One bit of care in his new knapsack. He's folding his mother's prayers to take, His best girl's hope that he get a break, The firm regard of his loyal friends, And a smile for use when the journey ends! He's traveling light, for he takes along A pipe, a book and a college song; A letter that promises love to last Till the swinging, marching miles are past; A hope for the days that are to be. And a high resolve to live valiantly! He's traveling light, though he takes with him Love for his country the years won't dim, Or hardships cloud, or dangers mar. Though his pilgrimage should end in war. The boy of our heart is traveling light On a road turning ever to the Right! PORTRAIT Always when she planned ahead, "If it be God's will!" she said. Making her small garden, she Leaned upon Infinity. Moving through her quiet days, On her lips were faith and praise. Hers was just a commonplace. Narrow life, though touched with grace. In her eyes, resigned and grave, Lay her hopes, exalted, brave. For a life that would fulfill The dimensions of God's will. PLAXS FOR THE WEDDING The bombs are falling on ancient castles. Over the world the war is spreading. The tyrants lash at their loyal vassals, But we are immersed in plans for the wedding! The groom may be called to be a defender, . For of our destinies, that is man's. But we are intrigued by an age-old splendor, Busily making our wedding plans. Empires ma.y fall and the world may perish! Love still endures. Though we may be shedding Tears for the death of the hopes we cherish, We must keep on with plans for the wedding! and Q University the Masses By FREDERIC J. HASKIN A A reader can get the answer to any question of fact by writing The Arizona Republic Information Bureau. Frederic i. Haskln. director, Washington, D. C. Please enclose three cents for reply. Q. Are there any islands in Great Salt Lake? T. C. J. A. The lake contains nine islands, the longest being 16 miles in length. Q. What is a rain-tri ? B. H. A. It is a tropical South American tree so called from the fact that the ejection of juice by cicadas upon it causes it to appear to be always raining under its branches. Q. Is tea harmful to athletes in training? K. C. A. On the contrary, approximately 70 per cent of all college football coaches serve tea at training tables. Q. Who was the oldest president to take office? Who was the youngest? A. J. P. A. William H. Harrison was the oldest president, taking office at the age of 68. Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest, becoming president at the age of 42. Q. What is the Oregon Boundary Treaty ?'R. P. J. A. The Oregon Boundary Treaty was negotiated \vith Great Britain in 1846. It settled the question of the boundary between Canada and the United States, from the Rocky Mountains westward. The dividing line was fixed at the 49th parallel. Q. Who was the earliest writer to employ science in fiction? A. M. V. A. Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac was the first writer to use the novel to teach natural science, and was thus a forerunner of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. Q. Why was Edgar Allan Foe expelled from West Point? A. T. A. The writer was admitted to West Point on July 1. 1830, his dismissal by court-martial taking effect on March 6, 1831. The reasons cited were a total neglect of his studies, drinking, and an attempt to undermine discipline. Q. What animal substances are used in perfume? T. H. A. Musk is the most important of the animal perfumes. It is a reddish-brown substance of the consistency of honey, obtained from the musk deer. Ambergris, from whales; civet, from the glands of the civet cat; and castor from the glands of the beaver are other animal substances used as perfumes. Q. Please Rive » brief explanation of the Monroe Doctrine. J. F. H. A. The Monroe ".octrine is ex- sentially a declaration by the United States of opposition to any non- American action encroaching upon the political independence of any American state and to the acquisition of any territory in the Americas bv any non-American power. Q." Why is a presiding officer called a chairman? J. P. C. A. In the days of antiquity chairs were used only by chiefs and kings, others standing or sitting on the floor. Therefore to occupy a chair means to occupy the place of authority. Q. What was the longest battle in ring history under the modern rules? A. S. P. A. The longest fight with gloves was that between Andy Bovven and Jack Burke at New Orleans, April 6, 1893. It lasted seven hours, 19 minutes. Q. In what year was Florida taken into the United States? H. T. P. A. Florida was admitted to the union on March 3, 1845. Q. Where were the first arc lights installed? B. M. A. The first arc lights for public street lighting were made by Charles Brush, and were used in the public square in Cleveland, O., April 29, 1879. I win have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, lout sinners to repentance. —St. Matthew 9:13 The War As A Conspiracy By WIUJS THORNTON If it be true and there is certainly a great deal of truth in it, that the nati of the world stumbled blindly into war in 1914, that is surely not the case this ti The World War need never have happened. Certainly it need not have haj nened when it did. One word of restraint from Berlin to the stupid and rasl? militarists in charge of the Vienna war office would have halted the whole ehastly business There is some reason to believe that Berlin wanted to speak that word but dared not. And then, one after another, the nations followed one another into the war like sheep following their leader into the slaughter pen. In short there always was a possibility in the kaiser s Germany that that great country might have gone on to greater scientific, economic, and even social triumphs and thus found its true "place in the sun" without war. True, it did not work out that way, but the possibility existed. In the third reich, which took charge of Germany in 1933, there never was any such possibility. Seven million unemployed brought Hitler to power, ani the Nazi party never did have any plan for them except to build an immense ml ' Had the billions spent by the Nazis on that military machine been spent in legitimate trade expansion, in social improvement, in the peaceful development' of Germany into an expanded place in the world, today might have been far different Perhaps, Germany being what it was, this was impossible. At any rate, it was never tried. The third reich started out with no other premise than the building of a huge military machine, no other philosophy but that of a "master race" with an evangelical mission to expand.^ It is now clear (unfortunately it was not so clear to most people eight years ago) that war was the logical and only possible outcome of all this. The agreement with Russia to partition Poland, which gave Germany the green light for the attack on that country, was conspiratorial in a sense beyond the alliances that preceded the World War. Those, at least, were comparatively open. Mussolini's entrance into this war was less conspiratorial and opportunistic, for no one could claim that Italy iTad any more provocation with France on June 11, IMO, when she declared war, than she had in September, 1939, when the war began. So too the Japanese advance into French Indo-China and southward Is made without even any claim that there is a provocation. It is simply part of the conspiracy, timed for a moment when Britain is ill able to protect the status quo The 3 world of 1914 always devised a cause for its wars; often a phony cause, true but a cause. It remained for 1940 to usher in a series of conspiratorial wars launched without even a suggestion of a cause or provocation. The Once Over By H. /. U. S. CRUISER MIAMI "One of the 23 new cruisers being built by the U. S. Navy will be named after Miami."—News item. , * * * "Well, I just can't wait for that one," declared Elmer Twitchell today. "I'll bet it will have $2 mutuel windows under the gun turrets, a swing orchestra fore and aft, and banners all over it advertising eateries, clubs, ston- -crabs, the dog track and turtle steaks. » » * "I'll bet there's a fight going on right now to see whether Harry Richman, Sophie Tucker, Dwight Fiske, or Miss Miami Beach will christen it." * » * Elmer chuckled softly. "Imagine a war vessel named Miami!" he continued. "You just can't associate the two things easily. But I think such a ship would have a fine influence in any war. The minute the enemy sailors saw 'Miami' on a cruiser their thoughts would swing to bathing Beauties, cabana clubs, moonlight nights on white beaches, pink flamingoes, and all that sort of stuff. * * ' * "I understand the news that a cruiser will be named after Miami has already • started the chambers of commerce of •other Florida resorts on the warpath. Miami Beach won't stand for anything less than a battleship named after her, and Coral Gables thinks she rates some sort of naval recognition. Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Key West, St. Petersburg, Fort Myers, Tampa, Daytona Beach, and Kissimmee are all in the running, too. * * * "Palm Beach ain't doing a thing, how- ever. She knows she couldn't get a. thing from this administration. * * * "I want to be around when the Miami is launched. It'll be an event worth seeing, if Miami has anything to say. Not just an orthodox launching, with some senator's daughter christening it in the presence of five or six dignitaries. Nothing like that will do. Why they turned out the governor, the lieutenant governor, the secretary of state,-the mayor, the city commissioners, the fire department, and the troops down there the other day when Deanna Durbin got off a train. * * * "They put on a pageant there for Jockey Taylor, Milton Berle or any pretty divorcee arriving with her third playboy husband. Can you imagine what Miami would do about christening a cruiser! * « * 'There'll be a hundred naked women, scores, of night-club entertainers and all the best-known race-track.figuresatthe launching. There'll be bands, fireworks, Hawaiian dancers, diving stars and noted golfers, and over all will hang the delicate odor of hot dogs, hamburgers, chili, and sunburn oils. * * * "I wanna be there when she goes over," concluded Elmer. "And I hope everything won't be spoiled at the crest of the festivities by armed gangsters swooping down on the cruiser, sticking up the whole party and escaping with the champagne, the compass, the-skipper's wife, and the $350,000 pearl necklace worn day and night by Mable (Fatty) McGrunt, wife of Otto Mc- Grunt, the millionaire oilman." Do You Remember! 20 Years Ago: Feb. 20, 1921 Dr. H. H. Stone has re-entered the practice of medicine in Phoenix after an absence of several years. He left'here in 1916 to make his home in Los Angeles. The Willard Skousen ranch southwest of Mesa has been purchased by Idaho people, who have shipped equipment here and are moving onto the place.' The "consideration for the property was said to be $85,000. Licenses to marry were issued yesterday to Pontaleon Gallard and Cruz Haire, both of Mesa; Samuel M. Wilson and Mariece Seuvner, both of Phoenix; William H. Muderback, Phoenix, and Mary Carroll, Lake Citji, Colo.; Jase- marco Mendebil and Auroa G. Martinez, both of Mesa; Elesio Fiscaline and Lucia Garcia, both of Phoenix; Gregorio Nunez and Eva Alvarado, both of Phoenix; Gregorio Flores and Maria C. Villegas, both of Tempe; Bernard Hobold and Opal Bartrom, both of Phoenix; and Walter Goodwin Western and Esther Bernice Bowlin, both of Phoenix. A prize to the person who can refrain from laughing during the evening will be one of the features of a box social and dance to be given by Phoenix Lodge No. 799. Independent Order of B'nai B'rith tomorrow evening. The highest temperature in the city yesterday was 72 degrees and the lowest was 46 degrees. There was no rain. Dr. R. C. Williams of the public health service has been ordered to Washington, D. C., for an examination for promotion to the grade of past assistant surgeon. He will return to Phoenix later to complete a survey In which • he is now engaged. L. W. Sadler has been elected president and manager of the Carl H. Anderson* Insurance Agency to succeed the late Carl H. Anderson. Mr. Sadler has been a resident of the city for the past 13 years. The Phoenix Rifle Club will hold one of its biggest shoots on Washington's Birthday, February 22, on the national guard rifle range six miles east of the city on McDowell road. Dean C. M. Butler o£ the college of mines and engineering, University of Arizona, has returned to Tucson after a business visit in Phoenix. Miss Ruth Burk of Gilbert is spending a brief vacation at her home after attending business college in Phoenix. E. O. Whitcomb, a former resident of Tempe, is now living in Phoenix. Harry J. Collins, golf professional at the San Marcos hotel in Chandler, has gone to Los Angeles, where he will lay out a golf course near that city. Later in the spring he will return to the Flossmor club in Chicago. 40 Years Ago: Feb. 20,1901 The office of the board of supervisors was turned over yesterday to the mechanics who are engaged In placing the new filing cases in the vault. A close calculation was made in ordering the new boxes and there are just enough of them to occupy every foot of wall space in the vault. The Indian school line of the street railway is proving an extremely profitable branch of the system. Three trips last Sunday netted $25. There wasnt standing room on the cars and eventhe strap hanging room was exhausted. The concert of the Indian School band was the attraction at the north end of the line. The maximum temperature in the city was 78 degrees and the minimum was 52 degrees. There was no rainfall. Another "very large crowd attended the continuation of the Chinese New Year's celebration in Chinatown last night The fireworks exhibition was much better than that of the previous night. H. Huning arrived from Showlow yesterday to spend a few days in the dry on business. J. B. Williams left on last night's train for Williams. E. Hardy came in from Sacaton yesterday on business. . Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Baker arrived from Prescott last night on a visit 01 several days in the city. . Mr. and Mrs. George E. Sanders or Wickenburg are visitors in the city. Vernon Clark is entertaining his aunt, Mrs. Lamb, and her daughter. They arrived yesterday from Kansas City. D. M. Riordan and two daughters came in yesterday from Flagstaff aM will remain in the city for several days. J. C. Herndon and Robert E. Morrison came down from Prescott last nignr to spend a few days in the city on legal business. *. George A. Smith of Tucson, formerly a Phoenix businessman, is here on i short business trip. . . W. A. Kimball of Mesa was a business visitor in the city yesterday. C. E. Mills came in yesterday from Morenci and will remain in the city tor several days on business. M. Breen of Nogales is a visitor in the city, arriving yesterday. J. M. Woolf of Tempe returned yesterday from a business trip to Washington, D. C. Mrs. F. M. Kirkwood and Mrs. B. y- Andre, both of Tempe, were visitors in. Pnoenix yesterday. Ed L. Pomeroy arrived in Mesa yesterday from Minnehaha fiat where Be has been working in the Butler mine- Miss Lou Hale of Tempe left yesterday for Los Angeles on a business trip-

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