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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 23, 1914 Arizona Republican's Editorial Page The Arizona Republican Published by ARIZONA PUBLISHING COMPANY. The Only Paper in Arizona Published Every Day In the Year. Only Morning Paper in Phoenix. Dwight B. Heard President and Manager Charles A. Stauffcr Business Manager Garth W. Cate Assistant Business Manager J. W. Spear Editor Ira H. S. Huggett City Editor Exclusive Morning Associated Press Dispatches. Office. Corner Second and Adams Streets. Entered at the Postoffice at Phoenix, Arizona, as Mall Matter of the Second Class. Address all communications to THE ARIZONA REPUB LICAN, Phoenix, Arizona. TELEPHONES: Business Office 422 City Editor 433 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Pally, one month, in advance $ .7r. Iaily, three months, in advance 2.00 Daily, six months, in advance 4.00 Daily, one year, in advance 8.00 Sundays only, by mail 2.60 MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 23, 1914 The law of worthy life is" funda mentally the law of strife. It is only through labor and painful ef fort, by grim energy and resolute courase, tnat we move on to oetter things. Th eodo re Roosevelt. An Unconsidered Effect One effect of our commission-manager form of government that has. perhaps, not been greatly con sidered is the interest it will arouse in young men in the public service. If our new government turns out to be a successful one, many an ambitious young man in Phoenix will see in it an opening through which he may pass and from which many avenues lead to places of profit and distinction. These positions will compare favorably with the highest and best to be found in private business. We believe that within a few years all progressive towns and cities in this country will adopt the commission-manager form. Those which adopt it earliest may he made seed-beds for plants to be transferred to those cities and towns where this form i.s installed later. Not only will expert city managers be in de mand. The creating of new service departments and even of new municipal official positions, to gether with the demand of citizens for efficiency and proficiency in city afafirs, will cause a demand for the pick of young men ( for these positions. Under our charter and state constitution we are debarred from the privilege of selecting experts. But in other states where the commission-manager form is permitted, there are no such bars and doubtless our own will be removed when we come to perceive that home-rule does not mean that the appointive offices shall be held by citizens; when we come to understand that the people rule and not the appointees. Municipalities are asking today what one can do rather than where he lives. The day when city employment was dependent upon the political career or friendships, when pull, instead of fitness counted, is happily passing. The true idea of a commission-manager form of government is one under which we might go, as the railroad companies do, for the best service, wherever we can find it. A city manager chosen for his known capability might not be able to find in the city to which he has been called the best men for the places under him. He should not, therefore, be limited to a choice from among the residents of that city; but he should be allowed to call in men whom he knows to be capable and trained. Citizens are not really interested in their fellow citizens holding office, but they are deeply interested in securing the best public service. This understanding will naturally follow the operation of the commission-manager form. Another effect of the successful operation of this form of government will be the quickened interest in the public service. Hundreds of young men and women who will have no idea of entering it, but who have already selected other vocations, will make a study of it, with the result that it will he the better for their espionage. They will vote more in telligently for candidates for elective offices. We expect the time will come when the study of the public service will be a part of our public school curriculum and that, in consequence, the schools will turn out intelligent voters to overwhelm the hoodlums and the heelers at the polls. The One Thing We Can Do A late editorial in this paper, "An Ugly Sub ject." has called out many interesting communica tions, but in such numbers that we are unable to give space to them all. As a rule, the writers criti cise the attitude of The Republican as one of help lessness before the remorseless double standard o morality for men and women. They admit its uni versal prevalence, but one of the writers says: "I am not willing to believe that because an evil is of long standing, of necessity it must continue indefi nitely." Some of the writers are inclined to argue against the injustice of the double standard, but there is no room for argument there. There Is no defense of it. The consensus of opinion among the writers is that, ns we approach a higher civilization and as women come more and more" into their share in the making of our laws, the double standard will dis appear. But it must not be forgotten that civiliza tion, so far, has not weakened it in the slightest. On the contrary, we believe that it has had the ef fect of making it stand out with greater distinct ness. The averted gaze, the curling lip, the impas sable barrier which has been set up, all are more cruel punishments than savage tribes inflict upon offending women. As to the influence of women on our lawmak ing, laws have nothing more to do with this matter than they have with the tornado. As to the lapses of men and women ,the laws of most civilized coun tries are now equitable. We no longer sew the Scarlet Letter upon the dresses of the latter. The laws are rather more lenient toward the woman than toward the man. The whole thing Is the unchanged human attitude which law cannot change. If anything could change it, teaching would do so, and for recent centuries women have been among our foremost teachers. But we recall that none of them has gone farther than to protest against the double standard as they might protest against disease. They have accepted it as natural and some of them have impotently defied it. No woman lender lias entered upon the hopeless task of changing the human attitude, the attitude alike of men and women toward the woman transgressor. It seems to us that the best we can do is to impress upon girls the blighting, branding effect of being measured by the hateful standard. The Simplified Spellers A new and more radical simplified spelling movement has been started at Lincoln, Nebraska. Notwithstanding the favorable position of Lincoln as the home of Mr. Bryan, to which he flies from the Chautauqua circuits or the cares of the foreign of fice, the Lincoln movement is not likely to harvest any more ice than its predecessors have done. It has always seemed to us that the simplified spellers have never comprehended the difficulties of the task which they have set for themselves. In the first place, the simplified forms are very little easier to master than the spelling which we learned in the lower grades, or have "made a stab" at learning, and men and women who have accom plished that much are not willing to throw it aside and learn something new and of doubtful superiority. The writers, that is, the authors anil news paper men upon whom the prevalence of the new system must depend, are not going to adopt it. In fact, they could not without a more serious inter ference with their work Jhan those who are not writers can comprehend. Though a simplified form might be adopted in all the schools, in all prob ability it would never spread far bevond them. A result might be that we would have two forms of spelling, one used in correspondence and another in general literature. Some teachers and pupils of schools where simplified spelling has been taught send communications in bad English and simplified spelling to newspapers and magazines where pro fane copy-readers correct the English and restore the old form of spelling. Changes in the form of English words are oc curring steadily and naturally. They do not occur arbitrarily or by convention, but in the change is a record, preserving the history of the words which the simplified spellers would ruthlessly efface. i FAMOUS SHORT POEMS I I Printed in connection with the work done in the English department of the Phoenix Union High School. Conducted by Prof. I. Colodny. I Song The year's at the spring. And day's at the morn; Morning's at seven; The hillside's dew-pearl'd; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn; God's in His heaven. All's right with the world! Robert Browning. 1812-1SS9 REAL WONDERS We've been in many cities And sailed from many docks, But never found a bootblack Who did not daub our socks. Youngstown Telegram. We've been in many cities And sailed on many ships Hut never found a waiter Who would refuse our tips. Houston Daily Tost. We've been in many cities And sailed to many lands, But never found a youngster Who liked to wash his hands. Baltimore News. We've been in many countries All kinds of barbers sought, But we've never heard one silent Who was told to "cut it short." Yonkers Statesman. NOT THAT KIND OF AN OFFICER Gen. Leonard Wood, chief of staff of the United States army, has had many expressions of admira tion voiced as to his personal appearance. It re mained, however, for an humble male servant to apotheosize his looks. A young girl who, knowing the general, wor ships him as her hero always keeps a photograph of him in uniform on her dressing table. One day, entering her bedroom suddenly, she chanced upoit her newly acquired maid, who stood agape, with gleaming eyes, holding, the photograph in her hand. Startled into speech the servant asked: "What's he, miss?" "He's an officer, Norah." The young mistress deemed that answer sufficient. "Gee, miss," was the breathless comment as the maid put down the picture lingeringly, "but ain't he the sweet-looking cop!" Neale's Monthly. NO FINANCIER "Pat," shouted an officer to his Irish servant, "here's a shilling to get some cheese, and a shilling for some biscuits." Pat started on his errand, and, after a long de lay, returned, fumbling with the coins in his hand apparently in great distress. "Well, Pat, what's wrong?" said the officer. "Shure, sir, Oi've got the shillings mixed, and don't know which is for cheese and which is for bis cuits." Tit-Bits. Conductor of Village Band What's wrong Dun can? Duncan (cellist) The drum's been playing my music and I've been playing his. Conductor I thocht theer was something no just quite richt. London Punch. IHi Www p Mine. Jacques Jacques Richepin, a son of Jean Richepin, the French "immortal," re rently tougiit a duel with Pierre Frondalc, the playwright, in Paris, to avenge an insult to his wife, Mme. Richepin. The wives of the combatants were not allowed on the field, but remained in the roadway in their auto mobiles, from where they could hear the clashing of swords. M. Frondale was injured in the forearm. Farm Notes BY HOWARD L. RANN What has become of the old-fashioned, double decked apple dumpling thai grandma used iu make'.' As a boy, we remcmocr spraying our stomach with these dumplings until we looked as if we had swal lowed a watei melon. They were- a greater delicacy than a slab of sole pork. The man who tops off a light breakfast with six of these dumplings, washed down with a quart of hard cider that would stand up and uel'y the whole famih , will find lii.s appetite f:uling away like a thin man in a feather bed. If you want to test the seating capacity of your stom ach, lead it up to a plate of tat-iaeed dumplings and unhook your belt. If the hired girl oversleeps in the morning, steal up to her chaste abode and pin an alarm cock to her off ear. If this fails to land her on the lino leum in jig time, present her with an ear trumpet. We have known hired girls with a snore winch would blow out tlie gas, and in that case an alarm clock Is about as effective us using the sign lan guage in a blind asylum. They are now making a self-tripping alarm clock which runs around the room like a rat terrier with the Cuban itch and tears off a ring which sounds like a stewed drum mer calling for ice water and clean towels. It is said that before this clock was put on the market it was tried out on the supreme court, the result be ing that one venerable justice awoke so hurriedly that he kicked the cover off the code, dive this worthy device a trial. A correspondent who signs himself "Sic Semper Tyrannis" writes to ask if it is proper to wear felt shoes with evening dress. ur correspondent is in the wrong pew. This is no corset models' round table or fashion dope sheet. We will confide to Sic Semper, however, that if he lives in Chicago, felt boots or rubber boots or hip boots will go anywhere outside of the Blackstone. THE SIGNS OF SPRING The signs of spring! The signs of spring! It used to be a joyous thing to tootle with melifluous glee about the blossom and the tree. The early robin looked so neat with chilblains on his little feet. The buds that braved the sudden gale and made the annual fruit crop fail, the balmy breeze that brought along the germs, a wild voracious throng we hailed with warblings from the heart. But now we make an earlier start. The signs of spring are on display where shoppers seek the glad array of fluffs and feathers, fads and frills. Be bravo, my lads, and pay the bills. Before the chickens in the coop begin to cackle ariii to whoop, before we have quite shoveling snow the sign of spring are on the go. They trip and toddle near and far. They joyride in a motor car whose shape and decorations fine proclaim it latest of its line. The signs that once dispelled our gloom, of late like danger signals loom. Poor father views them with alarm and puts a mortgage on the farm Philander Johnson. UNDISPUTED PROOF Mr. and Mrs. Wiley were having a quarrel. "But you must remember," said the husband, "that my taste is better than yours, Alice." "Oh, yes, undoubtedly Arthur," replied the wife, "when we come to remember that you married me and I married you." Lippincott's. GLOOMY VIEW "I suppose you will try to avoid giving that boy of yours any useful Christmas?" "What's the use of worrying about a matter that involves such a short time? Anything I give that boy will be useless inside of a week." Wash ington Star. Richepin. The Good Apyetite By WALT MASON If man enjoys his daily vittles, he is a happy nibs; he need not care if Fortune whittles a stick to prod his fibs. In times of stress and grim disas ter, if appetites survive, then men just throw in steaks the faster, and pies in blocks of five. No wots or troubles can kerflummix the men who like to eat, who are equipped with modern stomachs that simply can't be beat. Should Fate, that grim and grisly spinner of grief, camp on my trail, if I can have a good square dinner, her buffets won't avail. The men who bow before disaster, who tremble and repeat, to whom woe sticketh like a plaster, are those who do not eat. Napoleon, to good fighters partial, once combed his scanty wool, and said, '-Men can't be brave and martial unless their tanks are full." Let me but eat a roasted turkey, well stuffed, in farmhouse style, and, though the out look's dark and muiky, 1 still shall sing and smile. I may be victim of abuses, and woes may come in troops, but let me eat a pair of gooses, and I don't can- three whoops. THE SERMON T'ne minister had just finished his great ser mon; the air still quivered with his burning words, and tlie people sat erect, disturbed, embarrassed; yet he lingered for a moment in his place. "Is there nne here." he asked, "in whose breast these words strike like a barbed arrow for the truth that i.s in them?'' And he sat down. "That was hard on John!" said old James, "but he deserves it, every word." "A blow from the shoulder for James!" said old John. "Time he got one, too, if it isn't too late." "I wonder whether either of those two old sin ners will take his medicine and be the better for it!" said old William. But the little saint hurried home, knelt down by her little bed and cried out in anguish, "My Goci! my God! have mercy on me and give m for this stone a heart of flesh!" Laura E. Richards in tlie Century. THE POLITE CALL DOWN What is beneath contempt sometimes deserves a word of amazed amusement. Of such is a cartoon in the Evening Sun fashionefl after the familiar picture of Lincoln reading to his son Tad and la beled "Not Sex Hygiene!" The few opponents of telling the truth to chil dren are persistent and hard to down. But none of them has ever carried his fallacy to this pre posterous length. Opposition to the teaching of sex hygiene in schools is not without a basis, and We Offer You Safety The conservative management of a bank is the best means of providing absolute safety for its depositors' funds. Ever since its establishment in 1892 this bank has been ondueted along conservative, sound banking principles, and this, together with Capital, Surplus and profits of over $3:1,000 and United States Government supervision, assures absolute safety for your funds. The Phoenix National Bank ; A Few Dollars on deposit with a good bank is as good, seed :s ever was sown. We invite, I either your savings or your : cheeking account. Interest paid on Savings Ac counts. THE VALLEY BANK "KverylKKly's Bank." Home Builders Issue Gold Notes Drawing 6 INTEREST. May be withdrawn on demand. Assets $535,000.00 Funds idle temporarily can earn something. Put your dollars to work. Home Builders 127 N. Central Ave. unquestionably raises a debatable problem. Oppo sition to parents telling the truth to children in the home as they become old enough to understand it, is grotesque and fatuous folly. Its idiocy can only be compared to the taste which devotes a picture of Lincoln to such a sorry cause. New York Tribune. MY WORD! To his family an old Diplodocus Said: "Cut out all this loud hocus pocus. You must act like good boys, And stop all this noise, Or the Ichthyopagous will crocus." Cincinnati Enquirer. HANDICAPPED Judge Remember, witness, you are sworn to tell the truth anil nothing but the truth. Witness Judge. I am trying my durndest to do it. but that pie-faced slob or a lawyer there won't let me. Chicago Tribune. - We still ; make ' ABSTRACTS as well as issue GUARANTEE TITLE POLICIES Phoenix Title and Trust Co. : Paid up assets 6.,000.