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THE .ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY MOIiXrNO , MAY 23,1914
PAGE FOUE Arizona Republicans Editorial Page I The Arizona Ttepubliean . I'ublished hy u- . ARIZONA T'VBUHHIXG COMPANY. 'i'he Only Paper In Arizona Published Every .Day ii. the Year. - Only Morning Paper In Phoenix. Dwiffht B. Hoard '. . . President and Manager Charles A. Stauffer.. Business Managerj Uarth W. Cato Assistant Business Manager, J. TV. Spear... .' Editor Ira U. S. Huggctt ..City Editor, Exclusive Morning Associated Press Dispatehes. . ... .! .Junta Ctrnutc Entered at the Postoff ice at. .Phoenix, Arizona, as Mall - Matter of the Second Class. $ Address all communications to THE ARIZONA REPlE-, I.ICAN, Phoenix. Arizona. TELEPHONES: Business Office City Kdltor .. ,4:i:i SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Tailv. one month, in advance lally, three months, in advance 2.00 Iaily. six months, in advance 4.7 Pally, one year, in advance S.00 Sundays only, by mall .... i..0 SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 23, 1914. On their own merits, modest men arc dumb. George C'olman. Snator'Wersly and the Clifton Graduate lt'ia not well -to keep the eye . blinded to evil, active, or passive. To do so would be to invite retrogression or stagnation. . On the other ham, it is not well to look out too constantly for imaginary $vils. To do so is destructive of the spirit of optim ism without which there can be no real progress. The other day our friend. Senator Worsley, ad dressed the graduating class of the Clifton schools. -Senator Worsley, a most excellent gentleman, as is well known,, has ceased the worship of the-god-of-tUIngs-as-he-thinks-they-are and has transferred his adoration to the-god-of-things-as-he-thmks-they-ought-to-be, and is a consistent and. constant car rier of that new gospel which we must say is a rather gloomy one, the gloom arising from the com parison of the happy: state to which the senator would altaiu, with the state from which he' would escape. . ' When the senator inveighs against present con ditions, memory reverts to the lament of the Dis satislio.l S eJe who deplored, the happiness of those around liini, predicting tha,t in heaven a stop would be put to ail joyful frivolity and the atmosphere would comport with his own gloomy sentiment. Hair.g held out to his neighbors the hope of a tor bidding feaven, he thus addressed his four-footed and feathered friends: -tt?w5 on, ye birds and lowing herds, Keng t'H your Croats be dry. You o.uft j or toots, you bet your boots, , on ranch up ii. der sky." Though Senator Worsley's sentiments toward things in sei.cial are those of disaproval, it " seems to us tiiat a high' school commencement would be a good p.ajc lor b'ui'lo repress them for an hour or two. The young women and the young men who have luiuieiid one stage of their servitude are about to ca.-i; ,.pon the world with joy and trepidation, mingled in : roper proportions. It seems wrong that on such an occasion the orator of the day should disau a.i,,. li.e ratio and induce a shrinking from coiilac. yi.tii the ttorld with which we must all come into contact, as inevitably as" we must' come to the grave. We should approach it with the best possible impression of it and with a iletcrmiation to assist in making it still better. ' A. world as bad as the senator describes might seem to the average grad uate a hopeless task. It is' fit for nothing but de struction, annihilation and forget fulness. The world and .its institutions are not perfect, but we are pleased to observe that they are better than tbey were ten years ago, much better than they were twenty-five years ago, still much better than a century ago and infinitely better than two cen turies" ago." The world and its people have been getting better and better every 'year since those good old days when our hairy and horrible ancestors howled inarticulate imprecations at one another from the tree tops. ' ' And none of this steady improvement in our manners, customs, and institutions can be traced directly to the efforts of crusaders. It has come about by evolution, naturally, sometimes faster and sometimes slower. If at any time it has seemed to move forward with a jerk, there has been un ensuing period of inertia. Real progress has been almost imperceptible. We have been able to see what has been done if, not always, what wai doing. We hope that the pall of gloom which the sen ator upread over the graduating class at Clifton has been dissipated by this time, and that the mem bers of the class, w-ith eyes bright and chin ttp ; raised, have assumed the parts for which they have been fitted. In the work of systematic and orderly uplift. , The Rock Pile ' The plan of.:C!ty Manager Parish to give em ployment to the Idle, criminal ' will: mrt with gen-: eral approval. It may appear to some that the sys tem Is not in. consonance with the more advanced reform methods of "handling prisoners, . which seek', to make gentlemen out of hoboes and silk purses out of sows' ears, but of its effectiveness and usefulness ' to Phoenix there can be no doubt. Care has been taken, to put no man on the rock pile who ought not to be.there. Candidates will be carefully inspected by the city magistrate. The men who will be con- signed to .the new : scene - of activity will quickly discern- that idle criminal existence in Phoenix is no Joke. . . "" :.' ' "''.. The "floater" system was no 'deterrent'." ' Tf one was not ready to "float,"" he was still . not averse. Jlo taking chances-that -be would- avoid the police.. U he were caught, '; "floating" was . the worst that could happen to. him.- Kxistence would not -be un bearable elsewhere, and after awhile he could "float" back again. ' : ; If he drew a jail sentence, it might be the very prize "be wanted. His present, af- least, would be secure. Ills food was as good, and probably better, than he would get outside. If he should be drafted for the chain gang, that would be a diversion, not necessarily unpleasant, unless he should make it so by hard work. There, were opportunities for "stall ing" and "soldiering" which those seToYer" him could" not prevent. i . i ' "' But the' rock pile is a different' matter. That means work or bread and water and broiling in an ardent and attentive sun. The hobo who breaks into the rock pile twice should be examined with respect to the state of his mind. Such a man would be capa ble of doing bodily harm to himself or tliosy around him. Tha Deuglaa Government An effort is being made to lift the 'government of Douglas out of the mire of partisan politics, an attempt at which failed a year ago. We are pleased t Observe that our contemporaries,' the Dispatch and International, which have not always been In hearty accord, are working, shoulders touching, for a non partisan ticket. Old-time democratic politicians, however, are endeavoring to perpetuate the partisan system and to continue the present government. A party platform has been prepared by the "democrats which has been neatly vivisected by the interna tional. . The platform endorses the present 'city admin istration, and Is then guilty of the inconsistency of not standing pat. It pledges the administration, ii continued, to the enactment of many reforms which have been neglected by it inthe face of public de mands. It recites the failure to regulate' the saloous and disorderly houses, but promisee that there shall be no complaint on this score in the future. . The people of Douglas are said to be largely in favor of a non-partisan government. It would scorn strange that the people of any . progressive, town should not be. There is rally". no . more sense in partisan politics in a town than there W in a bank, a dry goods store or a railroad. Phoenix in prepared to testify and is waiting to be called to. the stand. Street Naming . Geographical street naming is suggested in the current Municipal Journal. It is not proposed that the names of existing -streets should be changed, but that geographical names shouid be given to the streets of new additions. Streets running east and west, for instance, should named after the state, beginning with-Maine in the northern tier. W hen one tier is exhausted, begin with the next one aud so on ujitil the states and the streets are all used. Streets- norrh and south should be n.imed alter the capitals of the states. One advantage pointed out is that such names, beside coming in an orderly ar rangement, are readily impressed upon the miuds of school children who would thus be able to tell in quiring strangers "where they're at." ' Any orderly arrangement of street naming is bet ter than one that is not orderly, but the system em ployed in Phoenix is the best we know of, the call ing of the east and west streets after the names ol the presidents. ' The only drawback, and it is a serious one,- is that we have run out of presidents. The town has grown north and south, as w'ell as east and west faster than the presidential succes sion, so that in the north, 'especially, we have to resort to other names. But our plan of naming the north aud south streets cannot be improved upon, numbered street east of Center and numbered avenues west of Cen ter. It doesn't make any difference to what extent the town grows, we will have names for the north and-south streets as long as the arithmetic holds out. PLAYING THE GAME OF VAR American dreadnoughts are imequaled the world over, but We cannot risk the honor of the Stars and Stripes by placing unskilled players in cominamt of the game. We inust train our leaders, and it is for this that weather-beaten old captains take a severe course at the Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island. . ' . . "Hour after hour," says Louis K. Browne in an illustrated . article in the June Popular Mechanics Magazine, "these future players of the reai. terrlulo gaiiHs or war. u'age mimic batlle upon a great checkerboard-like table representing the ocean, us ing as .pieces toy dreadnaughls, destroyers aud sub marines. To the visitor, the sight of a score of men on bended knees, moving miniature ships about iu an apparently aimless manner, gives the Im presion that they hnve reverted to childhood. "The game table Is 20 ft. square and is marked off In inches, each square inch representing a square mile. The board represents a portion of the ocean's surface 240 miles square. Steel pins with colored Hags, run through the tiny ships of painted wood, serve to hold the toys in any desired position on the table. , Battleships are Indicated by blue flags;, cruisers, , by red flags: destroyers, by white, and 'submarines, by green. The American fleet is represented by toy ships tinted blue, w hile the ene my is represented by red. .' .. "If the toy fleet steams at any given number of knots .the. distance that it moves over the game board ;CHtl be.measured from a scale without compu tation. The headway lost by a ship' when turning is also computed on t lie ncale. A , stick. 40 inches Jong, divided Into units representing 100 yards each one inch representing a ' mile is used to determine the distance, between miniature- fleets. TETis "takes the place of the range finder on battleshi'p. upon which the accural y tf gun ' fire depends. ; INTERESTING When Johnny, had finished reading his Sunday school leaflet, he said to father: "Isn't it too bad it was so long ago that Jonah was swallowed by the whale'.''' . . . "Why. is that,- my son?" queried the fit her. "Oh if it would, happen now,'- the son replied, "everybody would see it in th movies." Youngs town Telegram. t LAW, THE GUARDIAN The Nut I never . could understand why a fellow couldn't have - more than one wife. . The Old 'tin When you're older yor. win loam that the!' law protects those who pre iu-apiWe ( ' protecting' themselves London -Opinion. . PROVING IT. "I thought you told me tlm! free wool was goinK to prove a blessins to the consumer." said the constituent - . - "Well, it has, .basn't It?" demanded the con gressman. - .. ' ',.-.; .-, . ! - . "Sure it has.'' , agreed the consiitueut.. "TIib cotton unit that used to coet me, tl'2.50 now only ' costs $2l'.4k." Chicago : News. - MELLEN'S TESTIMONY HEAVY BLOW TO FINANCIERS WHO CONTROL NEW HAVEN - Charles Farm Notes BY H. L. RANN There Is a. fcreat diflerenoe in brtntd sons. Some sows soem to haw. no sense, of family relsitionship and are just as liable to off it reli i-sbment to a guinea ln-li as to a member of their own famil. This usually results from nearsightedness. Provide the sow with a pair of smoked glasses and lead her family up to the booth even- morning fur a few days, after which no trouble will be experienced. Tin average sow is long on swill and short on in tellect, n fact, we never knew sow that hart any thing on a cream vat in point f refinement ami culture, but patience and tact will accomplish woii-d-rs. ... . 1 It is a pure waste of time to attempt to make a trotting horse out of the Clydesdale. We never saw a Clydosdnlc in our line that could wisrsle around a half-mile truck in less than seventeen minutes, yet senoe fnrmeis are Disappointed if they can't get to own and hack the same day with a team of Clydes dales weighing 4, mm pounds. The ( lydesdi'le is not a society favorite end never will' be. lie lias ttie. same relation to the speed ring as a deflated wheel barrow, but when it comes to jerking a manure spreader over plower ground be is there fifty-seven ways. As a driving horse, the t'hdesdale is a me!-' ancholy joke. We have patented a flym-t which will soon be placed on the market. This, net is made of three thicknesses of cotton batting and can be had in three styles the princess abdominal, the anti-fat hip reoueer and tile ."royal flush strainln front.. It has the approval of the hoard' of health and the pure food commission and requires no staples, strings or suspenders,", beintc held in id. ice by per spiration and the force of gravity. AS THE IMMORTALS LIVE fireat And everlasting as tlie declhs of the sur-J'-ing sea is the spirit of religion animating the Ira- : man soul. And, like that ponderous deep, now tur' bulent, now calm, it alternately stirs our common 'nature to the utmost linrits and then furnishes us a peaceful' passage over the place where the wrecks of our Idols have been strewn. It was over truis. and thus it will ever be. Whether Zeus, or Jupiter, or Alia It. or Jehovah, or dod. or .some other title has been given to the object of highest rever.lice, eae-h in his own name, every nation in its own way, has KouK'ht instin-ticelv for B''-ij?g that is' supreme over till. And not the least of our faith in God and immortality come:! from ooservins; lhi conduct of the immortals actually among us, those shining souls that have strange visions of a. life beyond tho scenes of this world: and. whether climbing up the rocky mountain steeps ot advancing serenely over even, peaceful plains, tbey so onward with :m eye fixed on the goal. Whether or not we consider their theories- worthy of our belie', we find their aits de serving' f both. our sanction and admiration. If vre . could only put into daily practice the best we know, living clean, honest, frank and open lives, learning through experience the profitableness of simply ae-tlng as if we were i features of Ktcrnity rather than or Time, and air hound together by one close tie of kinship, then would our deeds soon make us worthy to have, our names recorded in the list of the true Immortals. - AN EFFICIENCY TEST "The head " of our concern decidi-d to huvt everybody undergo an efficiency examination and auportlon the jobs KC.e;ordinRly." . "J low .did it turn out?" , "The office bov won the ina-tiaKei s jot) ana the manager couldn't pass at all.' -liOuisvillc Cottr- ier-Journal. (1 -x 9 'm A -J I 7 TfV ; r?B m --III II Ml Mt S. Mel lea. The Carpenter By WALT MA SON With shining weapons nevly sharpened, t". ecar-l-etitei goes filth to canicnt. . No. vj'jtti . bis is e'ei-,';( fr',,. hat every , product ,of h is "hiscl, ar.d of 1. s lane and s tv.' and measure. Increases h'.tii:an Vjace ; ia: pleas'jre. i til, where would be yo-jr- vine-:1a-! eottage. in which you hit the eggs and poUa5; and where would be your stately palace, where you drink grape juice from a chalice: and where would be the school and college, imparting forty kinds of knowledge, but, for the man whose saw and hammer kick up all day so glad a clamor? The man who nails the boards and shingles deserves all praise in prose -"and jingles; he builds '(he homes in which we tarry, in which we dance and sing and marry. He builds the church where in tho pastor explains the doctrines of the .Master, our world-worn spirits ele vating; he builds the rinks where we go skatini;: he bcilils the bleachers where we gather, to see the same, tic- whole blamed slather: and when we're done with this world's muddle, be builds the box in which we cuddle. The carpenter, in all the ages, has done far more than ban's or sage's to make the world a better planet than twas when Eve and .dain ran it. I In builds the homes, while t'other fellows just sit around and work the bellows. THE TANGO IN FICTION Unpen - Hughes, whose new novel "What Will People Say"" has just been published, says "one thing interested me in writing it to keep it as closely up to date as possible. While I wa.s writing the banters mi the tango craze Mayor iiaynor. ted his famous order sTopring the tango-teas and ordering nil danfe-resorts closed at once. I used tftis in the plot, and, had one of the characters predict t it the reform spasm would I exhausted long be- for ilie dance It was.' of course, and dancing lcnches. morning ami mornings after, were seion, of course In rogue. The time referred to by the plot reuulre.' ftje't"" write' a lied of 'myself, and I found myself last summer writing of what could not hap pen till th following winter. I assumed that the dancing mania would not yet be expended. It has. of course. Ron.: on to greater frenzies. It seems to me a little unusual for -in author to st his chronol ogy in the immediate past and carry it over into the immediate future," jtarv Have you a Village Improvement Society in your town? Alice Yes: we've married off every bachelor ir. the' "place. May ' Smi'.rt ct?t. fr ii HiniiTr-r t-st . :, met - V'i If I ii 1 I CI t Jig. iitt&J t ,.' . II WhiHiiIIii Blll ll III Evidence of Stability. Theaet that this bank, durinu; its twenty .years of sueeossrul business has niHiiitajue.l a steady. poU,-y" of eonsenatism antl has been selected as a depnsitorv for United States Ooverinuent Funds, ' offers eonelusive iM-oof of its kabLlitr. wliieh is further emphasized by the strwt supervi sion exemsed over' its affairs by the Comptroller of the Currency. This is the4U'.uest national bank in Arizona. The Phoenix National Bank A PROBLEM IX ADDITION' atV'ty Coui'tcny . Individual Service Piiva.cy StabilitV Prnfit .MODERN BANKING EFFICIENCY We offer you tliis Sum Total of Banking Advantages THE VALLEY BANK "Everybody's Bank." VAAAAAVfAAAAAASAAAAWSfViVVVSiVVAAAAAAAAAtM Safe Security for Small Investments Home Builders lc Special Gold Bonds Secured by clioi-e Itoal Estate Fiit Mortgages placed with the Phoenix Title & Trust Company, as Trustee. Issued in amounts of 100.00. or more. Xo betteiv'e eurity for Trust Funds. ' . Home Builders : 127 N. Central Ave. PHOENIX, ARIZONA ' ' , L (jyrWWVW-MVW-M "M"-r iim mmmmmmo, m m m Yes. we make ; ABSTRACTS as well as GUARANTEE TITLE POLICIES Phoenix Title and Trust Co. IS X. 1st Avenue Paid-up Capital iflGo.OOO TRUTHFUL, ANYWAY jt.ssie .Mrs. l)e s-'t le puts ou too many airs. Tcssie How so? jPS.sje She was knocked down by a push-cart ml she Mid the newspaper reKrtors she was strue-k In a horseless vehicle. Syracuse Herald. The freshman may boast of the things he did, lint he'll still be a freckless loon, i'ntil he's made loe to the college " id" Uy the light of the silvery moon. . Birmingham Age-Herald. Mr. enfussr These Hra-hmas are very old breed of fowl. Mr. Borden-Lodce I know it. We tied tb founder of the family for dinner at my boardiiij huns. Kansas City Star. i' i. I.