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PAGE FOUR '" THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 3, 1914
l ill Arizona Republican's Editorial Page ll' ill i j 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 diaries A. Stauffer Business Manager Garth W. Cate Assistant Business Manager J. W. Spear Editor Ira it. S. Huggett City Editor Exclusive Morning Associated Press Dispatches. Office. Corner Second and Adams Streets. Entered at the Postoffice at Phoenix, Arizona, as Mail Matter of the Second Class. Address all communications to THE ARIZONA REPUB LICAN, Phoenix, Arizona. TELEPHONES: Business Office 22 City Editor 33 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Dally, one month, in advance .75 Daily, 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 FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 3, 1914 It is a good thing1 to be rich, and a pood thing to be strong-, but it is a better thing to be beloved of many friends. Euripides. A State-wide Progressive Conference There is printed in The Republican this morn ing a call for a state-wide- conference of the mem bers of the progressive party. It is a call, as well, to those who have not been members of the pro gressive party, but who have wearied of the futil ity of the parties to which they have belonged. For, by whatever names these parties have been known, they have been only the parties of poli ticians. Neither the democratic nor the republican party within a generation has been a party of the people. Both have claimed, during campaigns, the loyalty of its members and have adjured them in the names of Lincoln and Jefferson to stand firm for the party of their fathers, though neither party has for twenty five years borne a closer relation to the republican ism of Lincoln or the democracy of Jefferson than it has borne to the Guelfs or Ghibellines of the middle ages. , Their platforms have been empty declarations to allure voters. Xo promise to the people has ever been held so sacred that it has not been violated at the behest of some powerful special interest. Now and then the wave of resentment of the people has arisen so high as to sweep the dominant party out of power or to terrify it, when relief would be grudgingly granted the people, but as soon there after as possible it would be withdrawn in the in terest of some special privilege. That is the record that both the old parties have made. And what does any republican or democrat owe his party in this state except for the privilege of holding an office? And how many of us have wanted or obtained office? Have we not, rather, been made the tools of those who have sought and held them? , , The progressive party of the nation and the state offer the people something for themselves. The platform is a covenant with the people; it is a cove nant among the people. The men and women who have entered into it have had to sacrifice every sel fish ambition. Every political interest they have has been pooled for the common good. The pro gressive party is more than a party. It Is a move ment. All but office-seekers are invited, urged to join it. Let the handful of office-seekers, repub lican and democratic, and the seekers after special privilege form a party of their own. We can have no sympathy with their political aspirations. They have none with our aspirations for equality of op portunity for all, for social and industrial justice. Baby Shows What's the use of eugenics in Phoenix, anyway, when such a display of prize-winning babies as was seen at a local theater on Wednesday night is pos sible? What we need is a larger supply of brave men to consent to act as judges at baby shows, and what some of the mothers probably thought on Wednesday night was a still more urgent need were men of better judgment in the matter of the excel lent points of babies. After all, those whose babies were not awarded prizes may console themselves with the reflection that it was a matter of individual opinion by men who were not experts. If any other three men had acted as judges, the verdict, in all probability, would have been entirely different. There is no such a tiling as an expert judge of babies, because there are no rules for Judging tbern. Agricultural colleges teach us howlo Judge poultry, pigs, cattle and horses. There are fixed rules as to color, size, conformation, etc., perfection or approach to perfection being represented by a certain num ber of "points." There Is no single-standard baby, and we do not think there will ever be one There are, anil there will always be, as many standards as theie are babies. The man who permits himself to be put into a position in which he will have to declare that one standard is better than another belongs to that reckless contingent out of which the working forces of powder mills and dynamite factories are re cruited. And, who would say that a ree!;Iess man is a man of any judgment worth while? Horns Rule in Gila Recent history, in fact, history nut yet fully re corded, is being repeated in Gila county, and espe cially in Globe and its young rival, Miami the home rule question is raging furiously. The Arizona Rec ord of Globe, declaring that the citizens of Miami to be peons and slaves to the whims of C'leve W. Van Dyke, the owner-of the townsite of Miami, de mands home rule for them, municipal incorporation instead of the absolutism of townsiteism. The Sil ver Belt, Mr. Van Dyke's newspaper at Miami, Is in the position of the British Unionists, and defies the Record fts Ulster defies those who would bestow or impose home rule upon Ireland. The Record re torts that it is only the mouthpiece of the peons groaning under the grinding Van Dyke heel; that it is animated only by the emotion of pity for the suf fering. Meanwhile, there is another movement in Gila for the separation of the county, the cutting of the western half of Gila away from the parent stem. That excised part is to be called Miami county, em bracing the townsite of Miami, the mining district in that vicinity as well as the mining camps in the western part of the county. Initiative petitions are now being prepared that the matter may be pre sented to the people at the general election next November. That may be a proposition for a greater meas ure of home rule than the Record and the people of Globe think will be good for the downtrodden Miamese; it may be believed in Glohe that the grov eling people of Miami should learn to walk sup ported now and then by the mother county, before they enter Marathon races; that they should learn to govern an incorporated town before they undertake the government of a new and untamed count y.N It is one thing to grant home rule and another very different thing to concede absolute independence. Meanwhile, public attention for the next few weeks will be divided between the news from Lon don and Dublin on the one hand, and the news from Globe and Miami on the other. What's Going On? What is happening at Torreon? Is Villa ham mering down one federal defense after another and slowly gaining possession of that stronghold? Or, is he being led into one ghastly trap after another, that the revolutionists may be swallowed up and anni hilated? It is only certain that none of the news which has reached the outside world within the last week has been at all reliable. Previous to the final assault upon Gomez Pala cio the reports from the constitutionalist front were probably fairly accurate as to the things that had happened or were happening, though rather florid as to expected future happenings. Before the news, of the slaughter of the constitutionalists was re ceived, it was related from federal sources that the constitutionalists were being led into ambush. That was probably true. Since then the constitutionalist press agents, except along the border, have not been active, and the federal officials at Mexico City say they are without news. But, whatever happens at Torreon, the diffi culties of the approach by the constitutionalists to Mexico City have become more apparent. There is to lie much more fighting than was expected, by an army unexpectedly weakened by the battles about Torreon, the first federal stronghold. There are other and more formidable strongholds along the way with vast stretches of desert between them. But if the assault upon Torreon should fail, it will be only the disheartened and small fragment of an army that will find its way north again over hundreds of miles of waterless plains. DIAGNOSING INEFFICIENCY No physician blindly prescribes a course of treatment. He first examines to get at the facts, then gives serious consideration to what, he has collected- through questioning tests, etc., and from his conclusions he is able to state what the matter is and what will eliminate or cure the trouble. This "synthetic analysis" is what is popularly termed the "diagnosis." The engineer inaugurating an efficiency campaign in any plant bears exactly the same rela tion to the client as the physician to the patient. The client is in no better position to tell the en gineer what is the matter with him and what he needs than the patient is in to tell the physician what ails him It is, therefore, obvious that the en gineer must diagnose exactly as the physician does. He must analyze symptoms, local complaints, func tional disorders, and then outline the course of treatment. In other words, it is not so much a question of what to do as of how to determine what to do. The engineer should, therefore, take his forms, his time studies, his impressions, his floor plans, his acts as to planning conditions, and other infor mation gathered as the result of the examination outlined, and after retiring to a quiet corner, com mence the task of matching facts and considering evidence. He Is a judge, in other words, considering nrguments for and against the application of certain delicate laws and principles. It is true that no de finite rule can be laid down for diagnosing a case. This is largely a mental process, but it is a process nevertheless based upon and determined by the many facts gathered. The engineer is on speaking and perhaps friend ly tei ms with the various members of the organiza tion. He knows who are for him, who are against him, and who are neutral. lie has a fair concep tion how to approach each member. He knows what each covers or is supposed to cover. lie has in addition an excellent idea as to the real worth to the company of each member of the organization. The engineer is confronted with no easy task in attacking this mass of evidence preparatory to blocking out his plan of action. It is like valuing intangible assets little to go by with plenty of evi dence to work on. C. E. Knoeppel in Engineering Magazine. x WHY THE AUDIENCE STAYED ' This theater shall be nameless and this man agement likewise, but that isn't going to hurt any body's feelings. With the tremendous business being done by if l,".t four nf the attractions playing the city last week, some houses had to suffer a drop in its natural takings, and this was the house. The nameless manager emerged at intermission r-vl wnt to i nearby bar for strength and courage, that he might bear up under the blow to his box office rride. At intermission time, it must be explained, this bar ordinarily gets a rush of trade from this particular theater. Now the manager came in alone. "Isn't this intermission?" asked a bartender. "Sure." "Well, where's the audience?" The manager looked around at the empty cafe. Didn't he come over?" he asked. And then: "I guess he's asleep." "You look disgruntled," said the shoeman. "Yes." snapped the hatter. "Had a little rush just now, and a couple of prospective customers walked out without being waited on." "They seldom get away from me," declared the shoeman. 'I take off their shoes as soon as they come in." Judge. ' " Queen Sophia and Farm Notes BY HOWARD L. RANN A correspondent writes to ask if skimmed milk should not lie thinned before feeding to young pigs. We should say not. You might as well try a thinner on circus lemonade. The man who can founder a yearling pig on skimmed milk ought to be able to bloat a whole kennel on a soup bone. There is no way we know of to flag a pig's appetite. A gunnt shoat may have a cold in the head so bad that he can sneeze in four languages, but you couldn't drive him away from the trough with a pitchfork. You can flush a pig with skim med milk for forty-eight hours without destroying his savoir faire. As a work of art, the modern seed catalogue makes the product of the Chicago Art Institute look like a tintype of grandpa at the age of thir teen. If it hadn't been for the seed catalogue, the impressionist school of painting would be about as popular as a spoony girl with a cold sire. An illustrator for these catalogues makes the work of old Rembrandt and Mike Angelo resemble a chromo of "Niagara Falls by Moonlight." He can paint a blush on a tomato that will eat up more red paint than a new barn. We saw a near-sighted man chew the cover off of an apple catalogue the other day, with the result that he got his pipes clogged with yellow ochre and bad to be rinsed out with gasoline. Every home where the love of art fur art's sake has usurped the place of boiled cabbage should have one of these catalogues on the center table. One of the most improving sights in urban life is the popularity of the farmer at primary election time. This pastime of cultivating the farmer every once in two years has become quite a fad with aspiring city candidates whose chief qualifications are a tankfull of gall and an invariable wind pres sure. Exercise the same care in picking out a can didate that you would in buying a shoat. It re quires about the same degree of perspicacity, and both are liable to lie a disappointment. If your girl insists upon hooking up with some pecan-faced dude who wears a pair of red gloves in his upper left coat pocket anil never earned a dime in the world outside of a poker joint, don't argue with her. Read the twenty-fourth verse of the thirteenth chapter of Proverbs and get busy. SALARIES OF PROFESSIONAL MEN There Is no concealing th fact that on tl;e whole neither pay nor prospects of the engineering profession have of late been particularly encourag ing. Technical pursuits of all kinds are, as a whole, underpaid. Vet in comparing the rewards of tho engineering professions with those of other profes sions, the situation does not appear by any means as bad as it might be. The average clergyman, .is a matter of colt blooded statistics, gets less salary than the average motoiman or conductor or similar length of service on a first-class electric railway. In law the average earnings derived from strictly professional work are probn'-lT little, if any. higher than in engineering, although the exceptional law yer unquestionably makes very much more tl'.'in th" exceptional engineer,' or lias done so up to the pres ent time. . Medicine is notoriously a less well-pud rro fessb n than law, and particularly as regards the younger men, although those of high reputation can show large yearly eirnings. Doctors with incomes over $10,000 yearly oulru:mner engineers, although tlu average in the two professions is probably not far from the same. The average young engineer at the age of "0 is faring quite as well as his brother in any of the older learned professions. The big prizes in en gineering are comparatively scarce, but if oie rem's the signs of the times aright the outlook in this re spect is steadily growing better. Every largo enter prise in the future will have to depend on a high grade of -technical ability in executive positions. High finance is somewhat less popular than it was, and the plain stockholders are beginning to look about for men of tried ability to take the place of those who are distinguished as clever jugglers of se curities. Engineering Record. TO THOSE WHO ARE TROUBLED You who are troubled with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels. II Thess. 1, 7. . The : J &Ing Jtrinfc)! Catherine of Greece, ttolrixth ' child of Queen Sophia, the sister to the German kaiser, -was born while her father, the king of Greece, was at the front during the Balkan war. '.While on the battlefield he was appraised of the birth of the princess and vowed that every soldier of the empire would be the godfather to his newly born daughter. The fighting strength of the Grecian army at that time was 150,000. iV.nccss Catherine. jSu"u.rij'UXJi Wishes By WALT MASON wwswww-" i-i-irriruiruumji. If wishes were but horses, the beggar folk would ride, and there'd be free divorces for people badly tied. We'd all be packing monies till spavined in the knees, if wishes were but ponies, and roubles grew on trees. "I wish," says little Willie, "I wish I had a gun; I'd shoot till I was silly, and have all kinds of fun." And then he starts a-wishing he had a patent pole, so he could do some fishing down by the swimming hole. And he might have in plenty the things he wants so hard, if he would work like twenty young beavers in the yard. His father says, "There's many a chore, my lad, you shirk; and I'd pay you a penny for every day you work." Thus Willie might be raking in lots of dough, my dears; by saving all he's making for ten or 'leven years, he'd have his gun and tackle, from all incumbrance free; and he might sing and cackle in perfect eestacy. 'Tis thus with every grownup, as 'tis with every boy; the truth we'd better own up, that work alone brings joy. We think we'd chirp like robins, and strangers be to pain, if wishes were but Dobbins, and money fell like rain; but grief would then enmesh us and haunt us through the years; for things are only precious that cost us toil and tears. THE GROV.iNG CONSUMPTION OF BANANAS "If yoi did not eat forty bananas last year, you did n it Tvve vour share," writes Franklin Adams, editor of 'he Monthly Bulletin of th-i l .i'i-Aiilei tcan Union. "Over ii,'jo0,fl00 buncnes, or m-"j tb:!i Zt (MKi.O-iC lii liartas, were imported by the Ignited -;ucs in -.'I'-. The Immensity of thesis s-.M1r.'.o:ns cm be m-Jie reat'ily grasped by the statement that hty woult civet an area over twenty feet wide, aching ir-M New York to San yrancsico, or, rill ced end to end, would extend more than thirteen limes around the earth at the equator. The 'slip' in the peels would launch the ships of the worll. The wholesale value of the 1913 importation, at point of export, was over $15,393,000, while in nil probability the consuming public of the United States exepended over $40,000,000 for this delectable fruit." With the increased cost of living owing to the proportionately decreasing food supply, the banana conies forward as an Important factor in the world's economy. While its use as a food is limited in this country almost entirely to its consumption in a raw slate, in localities where it grows it is frequently fried or baked and is also used for mak ing flour, delicious confections, elc. Placed in a closed barrel and allowed to ferment, bananas pro duce an excellent vinegar, while from the ripe fruit a delightful cordial is obtained. Dried ripe bananas are said to be superior to figs, weigh only about one-ninth as much as the bunches and occupy cor respondingly less space in shipment. In other words, the banana has many kinds of food values as yet but little known in the country which con sumes the most. Ranana culture is really one of the oldest of industries. It seems to have been known almost since the origin of the human race. Long before the dawn of history in the Old World, perh.ips be foie the Oid World rose from the waters, man lived on the fruit of the musas. The banana was gen erally considered to have been carried into America by Europeans, until Humboldt threw doubt upon ' its purely Asiatic origin, quoting early authors, who There is. a Tight Grip oi fellowship and -co-operation bet ween a bank and its loyal custo mers. They are always considering each other's interests and su-h a relation is a big asset to both the bank and the customer. The Phoenix National Bank YOUR FIRST INVESTMENT SHOULD BE A BANK ACCOUNT. THE VALLEY BANK "Everybody's Bank." Home Builders Issue Gold Notes Drawing C 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. Real Estate Deals are always handled to the com plete satisfaction of buyer, seller and agent when closed the through Phoenix Title and Trust Co. 18 North First Ave. "A modem trust company." iiju-uuirLaAAnru-irn-ir.n-i-i-1 m asserted that the banana was cultivated in the Americas long before the Conquest. It is claimed that bananas formed one of the staple foods of the Incas of Peru, who lived in the farm and temperate regions of Montana. It seems that almost all tropi cal countries claim the fruit as indigenous. A ROLLING STONE "They tell me you've lost your hired man." "Yep, best farm hand I ever had." "Sho! What was the matter?" "Nothin'. John's a German, you known, and these here Germans hev what they call the wander lust. It's somethin' that keeps 'em movin' from one place to t'other, an' don't let 'em stay long anywheres." "How long had John been with you?" "Only eleven years." Cleveland Plain Dealer.