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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, WEDNESDAY .MORNING, MARCH 2:, 1914 li '! Arizona Republican's Editorial Page ll' ill i The Arizona Republican Published by ARIZONA V11SUSH1NU COMPANY. The Only Paper in Arizona Published Every Day in the Year. Only Morning Paper In Phoenix. Pwlght B. Heard President and Manager Charles A. Stauffer Business Manager Garth V. Cute Assistant Business Manager J. W. Spear Editor Ira II. 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 ('lass. Address all communications to THE ARIZONA REPUB LICAN. Phoenix. Arizona. TELEPHONES: Business Office 422 City Editor 433 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Dally, one month, in advance i .75 Daily, three njonths. In advance 2.00 liaily, six mouths, in advance 4.00 Daily, one year, in advance 8.00 Sundays only, by mail 2.50 WEDNESDAY MORNING, .MARCH -C, 1H14 To be good is noble; but to teach others how to be good is nobler and less trouble. Mark Twain. Absolute Power A bill in the New York legislature for the re organization of the police system of New York city is encountering opposition from two sources. It has been culled the Goethals bill because Colonel Oucthals, when he was invited to become head of the New York police department said he would consider the offer only, on the condition that he be given absolute control over the department, similar that that which he exercises in the canal zone. Though the negotiations of the New York adminis tration were broken off by his acceptance of the governorship of the canal zone, the police bill, in accordance 4 with his suggestions was presented to the legislature and has been energetically pushed by Mayor .Ylitehel. The bill leaves policemen of all grade no re course asainst- the will of the head of the de partment. When discharged they are denied a hear ing; they have no appeal. The bill s fought by some who believe, perhaps honestly, that the pro posed power is too absolute to be put into the hands of one man. They would perhaps, not object, if the power were to be exercised by Colonel Goe thals but it might fall into the hands of men who would use it as wrongly as a somewhat similar power was used by Tammany at its worst, when a conscientious and vigilant policeman could be "broke" at the wink of an influential dive keeper. The criminal . lement opposes the bill in the fear that the power might be lodged' in the hands of an efficient and incorruptible head of the department. An interesting question is presented. We must confess that there are not many Colonel Goethuls in this world. At any rate, not many have been discovered. There are as honest men hut there are few such combinations of honesty and efficiency. Colonel Guctlials was the right man in the right place in the canal zone. He would be the right mxn in the right place anywhere. But an instru ment put into his hand to give the greatest play to his efficiency would be a dangerous w capon in the hands of another, r , If his exercise if his great power had proved a disastrous experiment in the canal zone it could have been quickly abandoned by President Roose velt who instituted the experiment. But the head of the New York police force, backed by a city .ad ministration and buttressed by a law which could not be quickly icpeaied or amended, would he able to do much harm in catse he did not turn out to be a Colonel Goethals. " Within two weeks We will have a man in Phoe nix, clothed with similar power, but he will be in this favorable position if he is not capable of ex ercising it properly he may be immediately removed by the administration and if the administration should refuse to remove him, it would be subject to recall. There is no doubt that such power and undivid ed responsibility, safeguarded as it was in the canal zone and as it is here, is productive of the great est efficiency but we are inclined to agree with the New York objectors that it is a very dangerous tiling there. Reckless Driving One of the immediate needs of the city is an increase of"' the number of motor cops on North Center street by two, to, catch the violators of the speed ami other traffic ordinances. The county should have two on North Central avenue beyond the city limits. These officers would not have to be maintained .indefinitely, only long enough to throw the fear of the law into the hearts of insane drivers. A stiff jail sentence or two, imposed by the police court or a Justice's court would go a long way toward stopping this dangerous form of out lawry. We punish burglars severely when we catch them hut no burglar except him who goes prepared to kill if interrupted, is so much a menace to the community as many of the drivers along this boulevard. Any magistrate who should deal leniently with one convicted Vf reckless automobile driving ought to be debarred from holding office in this com munity again. The new city government would furnish us with an earnest of its good intentions and efficiency by taking hold of this matter at its first meeting, i '. The two motor policemen we have are vigilant and do all that two men can do, but they cannot wutch the long stretch of road which so many ore using as a race track to the peril of life and limb of others who frequent that thoroughfare on business or pleasure. Traffic in the business dis trict is well regulated and it should be so outside that district. I Elgin Butter The town of Elgin, Illinois, which we believe, the watch-making industry first made famous has lost its identity completely in the business of but termaking. Elgin is no longer the name of a town hut the name of a grade of butter whose manufac ture is without geographical boundaries. All the Elgin butter is not made at Elgin and we suppose that some of the butter made there is not Elgin butler. Formerly the butter made at the dairies there was known as Elgin butter. The Elgin industry spread until it came to embrace all of northren Il linois, southern Wisconsin and several counties in Michigan. All the butter within that district of the same grade, fixed by the Elgin, (not the town), board of trade, was known in the market as Elgin butter. igjg Now, the rules of the hoard of trade have been recently revised, so that the name Bagin can be ap plied to any butter which comes up to the require ments of the Elgin call board. It may be made anywhere in the I'nited States, but it must conform to the Elgin standard, W-i points perfect on a scale of 100. It must be fresh-churned and must be of fered for sale by a member in good standing of the Elgin board of trade. The board members are found in all parts of the United States and are not all at Elgin and vicinity, otherwise, the butter, qualified in other respects could not conform to the "fresh -churned" requirement. We learn from this how valuable is a well es tablished reputation. The Salt River Valley already has a national reputation for its oranges, so that in the eastern markets the best California oranges pass for Arizona oranges. We should build up a similar reputation for all other products of the val ley, its cotton, its dates, its olives so that the ex cellence of any of them would be identified with the Salt River Valley. Ohio Farm Loans While this government is investigating rural credit systems abroad and experts are filling pages with arguments in favor of such a system in this country, Ohio has a rural credit plan of twenty years standing, of the measure of the success of it we are not informed but it must have been found successful for it has commended itself to eighty-two of the eighty-eight counti es of the Buckeye state. More than $12,000,000 is now out among Ohio farm ers, more than sixteen per cent of all the farm loans in the slate. These loans are made through building and loan associations, that is, so-called building and loan associations though they are really farmers' land banks. What rate of interest the farm ers have to pay we do not know, but if it is no less than the pievai'in? rate the borrowers have she advantage of no- being at the mercy of lV; caprice of individual Iciuins. There is perhaps not ; s much helpfulness in the Ohio system as in he German and oilier E'.ii- pean systems which ar-; conducted less as money rvaking enterprises than in make things easier fcr the farmer. Looking at The Republican war map yesterday morning we fail to see what the Mexican trouble is about, who's doing the fighting. There are no com batants anywhere except rebels and as the rebels are not fighting among themselves, they are not really combatants. That war map is the most peaceful scene we have gazed upon for many a day. It needs only the presence of Mr. Bryan with the peace doves building nests and laying eggs in his back hair. We suspect that our old friend Villa has gone into the map-making business. We also think that English army officers should not owe their military eminence merely to the fact that they are the scions of more or less noble houses. There was a time when English knights rode the horses and the yeomen and the peasants did the foot work. But that was a time when the knights did more of the actual fighting than the officers do now, thanks to the invention of gunpowder which blew a whole lot of chivalry and other foolishness THE JOB AND THE MAN To find the right man for the job is an old and ever-pressing problem in uptle of parades and mass ' meetings of the unemployed. It now appears from investigation and observation, however, that the search should be directed toward finding the right job for the man. In other words, employers have found that instead of the old policy of "hiring and firing" until the right man is discovered, it is worth while to give some study to individual adaptability with a view to discovering what work a given man can do best. Excluding drones who are beyond redemption, it has been found that men who were a failure and who would not, even if allowed to do so, stay in one line of work have made valuable employes in some other line. One industrial concern believed it worth while to investigate this theory and asked every man who left its shops or who was recommended for dis missal to say why he was resigning, or yhy he was not doing better work, and whether there was work that he would like to do and felt that he could do well. A majority of the replies indicated that dis satisfaction or unsatisfactory service was due to a misplacement of men rather than to shiftlessness or actual inefficiency. Electric Railway Journal. WHILE TRYING If I must fail to be of worth, If I a losing race must run. If I must fall unto' the earth With not a deed of value done; If I must miss the victor's crown, For which all humans here are vying, I shall not whine, if when I'm down It can be said I fell while trying. . ( I'd rather have men say I lost But made a gallant fight for it And with my failure paid the cost. Than speak of me as one who quit. And though I find the hill too steep. And fall, when in the dust I'm lying. This consolation I would keep: That though I fell. I fell while trying. Detroit Free Press. AKRON'S CORPULENT A GYM; HERE ARE (TfMe- akkcm ftouce Complain lack, of e-xefe- MIGHT fcti "ll FIR 6EATS EKEOClSff S WAT'S TWe MATTER THP . AKRO J klXTV Hey CANT - O VF TUFT NtveK. r HIC HOC" 881 II JTJ Trwr III I i II VL -V-J III V I AW' III ' - A-" . ill! I M r j . . - m The police of Akron, (0.) in petitioning for a gymnasium at their central station point out that through lack of exercise they have become far overweight The cartoonist has suggested a few ways in which these portly policemen may reduce without putting the city to the expense of a sew gym, - Farm Notes BY HOWARD L. RANN We have a letter from a young lady who says that she got stung by a matrimonial bureau and wants to know if there is any redress. None that we know of, Bertha. The more fact that you drew a prize with feet like a premium ham and a face that would curdle the ink in a fountain pen is no reason why the courts should restore your furni ture and pristine innocence. The matrimonial bu reau has padlocked many a winsome widow with a 911-inch waist to a lean soak with a hop breath that would file the trimmings off the chandelier, and he had about as much chance of redress as the man who bucks the board of trade with a lead dol lar.. The courts are not designed to protect females who can't tell a real man from a link of summer sausage. The safety pin is the greatest invention since the discovery that a robust wart answers every purpose of a bone collar button. There is no neces sity for a man to become shoulder bound wearing binding twine galluses when he can snap a safety pin to his liver pad and go about in perfect com fort. Tou can hook a pa ir of jeans to a pique vest with a string of open-jawd safety pins anil dance every set on he menu with the sweet confidence that they will be harder to shake off than a union suit. The man who rivets a pair of peek-a-boo stockings to his shin bone with a safety pin will never be arrested for exposure of a scrawny biceps. Nothing will put a sleep walker behind his schedule quicker than to clamp him to his couch with safety pins which have a grip like a brother Mason who is trying to pass you a gold brick. A friend of ours who was ribbed up with brass safety pins was thrown on the operating table with a P. l. Q. call for appendicitis, and before they charged him with ether they had to unlace his bodice with a blow pipe. The safety pin sticketh tighter than a book agent on a 0 per cent, commission. SAN FRANCISCO AS A NAVAL BASE It is inconceivable why San Francisco people should not realize that their interests lie in aiding the government to establish a new navy yard on San Francisco bay. Persistent demand for the re tention of the Mare Island yard will lead to the lo cation of a new station at San Diego or some other place than San Francisco on the west coast. In that event, the appropriations for enlargement and im provement year by year will go to that establish ment and the yard at ISremerton, for the Mare Is land yard is not entitled to. and should not receive, much more of the public funds. It is a yard en tirely unsuitable for the purposes of the repair and docking of the big ships, and it is an extravagance to maintain it for the benefit of small vessels. It is in the third class, despite the vast sums which have been periodically lavished upon it. Impartial judgment of those who are not controlled by any such silly motives as Mr. Curry ascribes to naval nfflcers is unalterably against Mare Island as a station of value in any sense, to the navy, and for what there Is in it for themselves commercially and in a purely selfish way the better off they will be. In the meantime, futile agitation is not strength ened in equality by such allusions as that in which Mr. Curry has discourteously indulged. lie can not hope by such a form of "argument" to convince the members of the naval committee, while the comfort he affords his constituents must be' one in proportion to their lack of intelligence. The conservative citi zens fo San Francisco, who may be regarded as rep resentative, must regard Mr. Curry's attempt to de stroy naval criticism of the Mare Island Navy Yard as the veriest twaddle. Army and Navy Register. 1 COPS DON'T NEED SOME USEFUL HINTS what Dve WAMTA YELL- Ft R.) And MAkre IHaT Pooe FAT COP Consideration J r-r lit TV-yin s out Cck. lil eussetts Statesmen By WALT MASON They do not sow, they do not reap, they do not shear the gentle sheep, or milk the sad-eyed cow; they do not build, they do not till, they toil not in the noisy mill, nor guide the mule-drawn plow. We've heard them tell us we are grand, the bone and sinew of the land, and we have cheered and grinned; but words were all we ever got from all that smiling statesmen lot, for all they sell is wind. We take our produce to the store, and haul it twenty miles or more, to get provisions tinned; but statesmen get all things they need, the very finest goods, indeed, and all they pay is wind. We work till we are halt and blind, and if we get a month behind, threats in our ears are dinned; but statesmen do not work at all; they loaf in palace and in hall, and square the bill with wind. They drink the noblest wines of Spain, and eat the butter of the Dane, and fruits from tropic Ind: the luxuries of every land are evermore at their command, and all they pay is wind. What chumps we are, to toil -and strain, and worry till we go insane, supporting such a group of parasites, who live at ease while we are spavining our knees to get the children soup! FIFTEEN-INCH GUNS The fifteen-inch gun, which now becomes though for how long no one knows the standard weapon of British battleship armaments. Is the heaviest weapon now carried, or intended for car riage, in modern fleets. It weighs ninety-six tons and fires a shell of lil.'.O pounds, with a muzzle ve locity of B."i."i feet per second, and the projectile is capable iif penetrating nearly six feet of wrought iron at the muzzle, and just over two feet of tough ened steel at a range of two miles. Twenty-five years ago three battleships were built for the navy (Sans Pareil. Victoria and Ken bow) aimed with two IB.L'5 110-ton guns, but these fired a shell of only 1S00 pounds, while the pro jectiles of the famous "Woolich Infants" slxteen inch eighty-ton muzzle loaders mounted in the old battleship Inflexible, launched in 1876 weighed 100 pounds less. The two battleships which Germany is laying down this year will carry the same armament as . the Queen, Elizabeth eight fifteenrinch and sixteen six-inch. The Krupp fifteen-inch gun, however, fires a shell of only lHT.")1, pounds, so that they will be considerably inferior in weight of broadside to the British ships of the 1912 program. London Leader. 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If we get a phenomenal flood this spring, it will be due to rain yet to come more likely than to the snow already on hand (and foot, too). Hartford Courant.