THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY MORXIXG, FEBRUARY 16, 1918
THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
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SATURDAY .MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1918.
Happy is the man that findeth wis
dom, And the man that getteth under
standing. For the gaining of it is better than
the gaining of silver,
And the profit thereof than fine gild.
Give Yourself a Voice
Have you registered? There ore only two more
working days for registration, today and Monday.
If you have not registered by Monday night you will
1j9 a disfranchised citizen, so far as the city election
is concerned. In that particular respect you will be
as much of an onlooker and an alien as a Chinaman.
Among the real citizens who can act effectively
on election day, you will observe many bums and
heelers and then you will regard it as rather ironical
that they will be deciding who shall direct the affairs
of this $10,000,000 corporation of Phoenix, while you
have to stand on the outside without a voice, with
nothing for you to do the next year but to pay your
'axes. The bums and heelers will have no taxes to
pay, for they have no financial interest, only a voting
Interest. You could have had that too if you had
laken the trouble to register.
We have a theory in democratic governments that
the officers elected are public servants, responsible to
I he people. That is only in part true. They are not
responsible to those who do not vote any more than
they are responsible to aliens who have no interest in
Hie city. The non-voter has no right to assume that
anything is due him. from elected officials or the ap
pointed officials whom the elected officials select.
The elected official has a right to assume that the
man who does not vote assents to his election, that
he has given him carte blanche to do as he pleases
and has bound himself to approve any official act
that may be performed. The silent man who ought
to speak really gives consent to whatever may happen.
Do not be a silent citizen on March 1, when at the
primary the most important official in the city, the
mayor, the head of this corporaton, is to be elected.
Register today. If that is not possible, register on
Monday. Than is the last day of grace, the last day
when you can become a full-fledged citizen of Phoenix
for this year. '
We especially urge the women of Phoenix to reg
ister. This is a woman's year, the year in which the
greatest step has been taken to establish the political
equality of women and men. Register immediately
nd vote at the primary.
Another German plot has been laid bare in Cali
fornia. Its purpose was to set all the farmers in the
United States to raising castor beans to supply our
100,000 aeroplanes, when we get them, with plenty of
oil. Literature is said to be widely distributed calling
upon the patriotic to do their bit in the way of pro
ducing castor oil. What was needed was castor oil,
castor oil, castor oil and still more castor oil, if we
were to have aeroplanes, areoplancs and still more
aeroplanes. The California!! belief is that the Ger
mans intended to inveigle the growers of the United
States into turning their corn, wheat, alfalfa, cotton
and other fields into castor-bean patches so that at
the end of the season we would be floundering arouno
in seas of castor oil, with no food for ourselves and
All this, on the face of it, would look darkly sus
picious but for one thing, and that is that this castor
bean literature in its general characteristics so much
resembles reams and tons of literature sent out by
scores of organizations, official and semi-official,
ach frantically demanding that its particular line
-it activity shall be given the right of way, if we are
'. win the war.
It may well be that the castor-bean bureau is
2omposcd of earnest, too enthusiastic Americans, who
honestly believe that plenty of castor oil for our
aeroplanes alone will make the world safe for democracy.
The Movement of Valley Cotton
There is an impression in the valley among cotton
growers that cotton cannot be shipped OjUt of the val
ley, that cars for St are not available. That is not
quite true. The local lines can always furnish cars
and they can deliver them to the eastern terminals
of the lines to which they are subsidiary, the Santa Fe
and the. Southern Pacific. Hut there they run into
embargo territory, where all cars are held up, except
such as are carrying rriorlty commodities, such as
coal, wheat and certain other food stuffs. This ter
ritory is bounded on the west by the Indiana line
and on, the south by the Ohio river, and a line to
There has never been a time when the local lines
could not furnish cars for cotton, if not immediately,
within a day or two. Sometimes they could not furn
ish the peculiar equipment for hauling cotton, that
is, cars with a capacity of not less than 60 bales. But
there was no use to ship cotton into embargo ter
ritory, where it would be held in storage in badly
needed cars for weeks and months. And, in order to
reach a market, cotton has to pass through embargo
Previous to the taking over of the railroads by
the government, cotton was shipped out of the valley.
That was last October. Ordinarily it would have
reached the market in fourteen days. It did not reach
the market for SO days.
The Santa Fe Prescott and Phoenix railway, previ
ous to the government direction regime, shipped sev
eral cars of cotton from Glendale to a New England
plant. At uiat time the congestion in the east was.
such that it was evident that if the shipment was
made direct, it would be held up a long time. Ac
cordingly, the shipment was diverted through the
south to Atlanta, Georgia, where it was stored in
a warehouse awaiting trans-shipment to the point of
destination. That arrangement cost the consignees no
more than if it had come direct, except the ware
But when the government took hold of the road
this diverse routing became impossible, for one of the
things insisted upon was the most direct routing, the
theory being that the shorter the route the more
quickly cars would be released for further ""service.
As things have turned out that is only a theory and
not a condition. Shippers and others understand
better than ever that paradox, "the longest way arouno.
is sometimes the shortest way across."
The cotton of this valley is needed at the mills,
some of it for war purposes, and certainly, the grow--ers
need the money for it in order to continue the
industry this year. We believe if this matter were
brought to the attention of the government, the em
bargo might be raised as to the present cotton crop.
Beer in Britain
The beer question was one of the points of at
tack upon the British government in the house of
commons the other night. Our British friends have
been unable to deal with this matter as promptly as
we have done. They have been forced to compromise
and they succeeded in reaching an understanding that
the annual production of beer should be reduced to
ten million barrels. Something was also agreed to
regarding the strength of the beer. This understand
ing was arrived at last summer, but we see, from the
statements in the house, that the government has not
insisted upon absolute compliance wth the agreement
since the manufacture is now running at the rate of
What reply was made to this disclosure, the dis
patches do not state.
There is in England a strong prohibition senti
ment, but it is not comparatively as strong as it is in
this country. There the trades unions and the farm
laborers insist upon generous allowances of beer.
That to them it is a much more important matter than
the outcome of the war. If the Germans can be
licked without too serious interference with the beer
supply, well and good, but that beer supply must be
preserved. This is a sentiment the British govern
ment had to recognize.
The curtailment of beer production to 15,500,000
barrels or something over a half billion gallons allow
ing to every man, woman and child in England .Scot
land, Wales and Ireland, nearly fifteen gallons a
year seems not to have had a disastrous effect upon
the beer industry. WTe find from a commercial re
view in the London Observer that:
"The big brewery profits continue to attract at
tention to the market, and cause some criticism in the
street by consumers as regards unfairness of high
fixed prices. The trade has certainly derived much
benefit from tlie jvar, and, thanks to the higher prices,
has easily overcome the disadvantages of shorter
sale hours, restricted output, higher taxation and in
creased wrorking costs."
A similar effect has been produced upon the
distilling and brewing industries in this country tyy
drastic government legislation. They are making
more money than ever by increased prices which have
also "overcome restricted output, higher taxation and
increased working costs" as well as constantly less
ening wet territory.
WHEN WYNDHAM GOT A "HAND"
The veteran actor, Sir Charles Wyndham, is a great
believer in the Turkish bath as an aid to health.
Even wlfen touring through the Far West he generally
managed to have at least one bath a week, although
occasionally the arrangements were sometimes
"In one small town, for instance," remarked Sir
Charles recently, "my massagist was a very strong
man. He laid me on the slab and prodde'd and
kneaded and punched and hammered me in a most
emphatic way. At the end, after I had got up, he
came behind me and gave me on the bare back four
terrific resounding whacks with the palm of his
" 'What on earth did you do that for?" I panted.
" 'Oh, no offense, sir,' said the man. "It was only
to let the office know I was ready for the next comer.
You see, the bell's out of order in this room.' "
TO OPEN HARVARD UNION AS CLUBHOUSE
The Harvard Union, used since the beginning of
the college year as the. university commons, is to be
made to serve its original purpose. The west wing
of the building will be reopened as a universty club
house. This action follows a conference, between an
undergraduate committee with Regent Brandegee, and
is designed to supply the present lack of a general
meeting place where students may lounge and smoke.
Library facilities of the Union will once more be
made available to students. The Union library is one
of the best of its kind in the country. In proportion
to the nu fiber of books, in fact, more men have used
the Union than have used AVidener, the university
library. From the Boston Transcript.
AND AGAIN, HA, HA!
"All the writers on that funny paper have re
signed." "Ha, ha! then the editor has literally lost his wits."
MINE DEVICE TO
DEFEAT HUN GAS
Members of the engineering divis
ion of our troops in France are using
this miners' device in rescue work
during gas attacks. The device feeds
pure air to the lungs. ;
COUNTRY BOARD GOVEHNDR SETS
DIRECTORS ARE ASIDE WEEK TO
WELL SELECTED I RED CROSS
In order that the interests of the
valley be best served in every way, the
Phoenix Chamber of Commerce a year
ago initiated a movement for adding
to its board of directors an advisory
committee of five members selected
from different parts of the valley.
These county directors or members
of the advisory board are chosen by
the committee on nominations appoint
ed each year to select thu 30 who are
to be voted upon by the members.
This year the nominating committee"
has chosen C. W. Peterson. W. R. El
liott, R. P. Davie, O. S. Stapley and
Dr. A. J. Chandler. The choice of the
nominating committee was approved
by the members at the annual meeting
held on Wednesday night.
While, the ofticials of the various
chambers of commerce in Arizona were
unable to be present in person at the
annual meeting of the Phoenix Cham
ber of Commerce, their good wishes for
the future and their interest in the
welfare of the local body were shown
by messages. Telegrams conveying
geetings and good wishes were received
from F. S. Yiele. president of the cham
ber of commerce at Prescott; from L.
H. Huffmeister, president of the Tuc
son Chamber of Commerce; from
James A. Boyle, secretary of the cham
ber of commerce and mines at Doug
las and from the officials in meeting
at the Bisbee organisation, the AYarren
District Commercial club.
That every school child in the coun
try shall become a member of the
junior department of the Red Cross
known as the Junior Red Cross, is
the desire of the American Red Cross
society, and in an effort to attain
that desire, the ten days beginning on
Monday, February 12 and ending on
Friday, February 22, have been de
signed as a period in which every
child shall be enrolled in war work.
In co-operation' with this effort m
the other states. Governor Hunt has
issued a proclamation calling upon all
the people in Arizona to join in this
purpose. The proclamation is as fol
lows: The president of the United States
has issued a proclamation urging all.
school children to join the Junior Red
Cross, and the National Junior Red
Cross lias designated the period from !
February 12 to the 22 as National
Junior Red Cross Enrollment Week;
Therefore. I, George AY. P. Hunt,
governor of Arizona, appeal to tne
people of Arizona to enroll their chil
dren as members of the Junior Red
Cross. The State of Arizona has al
ready made splendid response to the
appeal of the Junior Red Cross, but
the work should not be stopped until
every child can feel a personal in
terest and responsibility in the great
The days, February 12th to the 22nd
arc designated in the state of Arizona
as National Junior Red Cross En
rollment week, and it is hoped that
every public, private and parochial
school will enroll as an auxiliary of
the American Red Cross.
GEORGE A'. P. HUNT,
Governor of Arizona.
SIDNEY P. OS BORN,
Secretary of State.
ADAMS SCHOOL WENS
Many a man who for years has
shamefully neglected his family, has
failod to provide for his. wife and
children and has otherwise ill-treated
them, is at present working regularly
and applying his full wages to their
support, all to the wonder of many
who cannot understand the apparent
Some of these men are in Phoenix,
and it is no phenomenon.
To Uncle Sam's questionnaire and
the resulting classification is due
this remarkable and salutary reform,
according to officials at state draft
headquarters who have been inter
ested observers of several cases of
In the classification of registrants
under the new regulations, the mar
ried man who has children and who
supports his family is placed in class
4. Three classes will be exhausted
before his class will bo called upon
to join the colors.
The married man who has chil
dren, but who does not support his
family, is placed in Class 1, and
his will be the first to be called into
A man who docs not care to pro
vide for his wife and children to the
best of his ability has an equal
love for his country and dreads the
call to defend it. Consequently, there
has been a sudden change ih the
habits of these family slackers. They
wish to be placed in class 4, along
with the men of family who provide
for them, instead of in class 1.
"AVo have several of these men
under close watch right here in
Phoenix," declared a draft official
yesterday, "and the first indication
they give of having neglected their
family slam, bang, it will be class 1
Also, there are some men already
in the army who are trying to get
out on the fake plea of having de
pendents, when, according to the of
ficials, these men havn't supported
their .wives or children for years.
"One man who was sent to the
army from this county has been mov
ing everything in an effort to be
discharged," added the draft official.
"This man says that his wife is de
pendent upon him for her support.
The wife, unfortunately for him, heard
of his effort to secure a discharge,
and she, sent us a letter in which
" 'For heaven's sake, don't let him
out of the army. He never did any
thing for us except to beat me and
the children. If Uncle Sam can get
anything out of him, let him stay in
the army. It is where he belongs.' "
Adams school won the second game
from Osborn school yesterday by the
score of 1 to 0. Art Faulkner, the old
reliable Adams school champ pitcher,
struck out nine men and didn't issue a
pass. Not an Osborn man reached third.
Burson made a sensational one-Jianded
catch in right field. .Melbourne Hill
hit" the ball hard en.mgh to draw a
home run but stumbled and was put
out. Fred Miller brought in the only
The lineup of the winners wasi
Adams, Hughes, Goodson, Hill Ora-
buena, Contreras,. A. Faulkner, F.
Faulkner, Burson and Miller.
When im Donh
Stop and shop at an old reliable place, because it
100 lbs. extra fancy Potatoes $2.35
18 lbs. fancy Potatoes (none better) 50c
: loaves of Bread '.25c
0 lbs. extra fancy Pink Beans. .... .$1.00
G cans fancy Sugar Corn 75c
( cans Standard Pack Tomatoes - 75c
2 large pkgs. Pancake Flour 35c
2 large pkgs. Buckwheat Flour 35c
1 pkg. Pancake Flour 15c
1 large pkg. extra fancy Cluster Raisins 15c
7 lbs. extra fancy Dried Onions 25c
VI bars Avhite Laundry Soap .50c
: .cans Rex Lye 25c
2 cans Pork and Beans 25c
2 cans extra fancy sliced Pineapple . . . .25c
2 cans Tuna Fisb ..25c
: pkgs. Corn Flakes 25c
1 large can Kream Krisp $1.35
1 large jar (4i lbs.) delicious jam $1.00
i f.-lb. can Peanut Butter 75c
1- lb. pkg. Baker's Shred Cocoanut 30c
extra fanev Holland Herring 25c
1 lb. Select Codfish 25c
1 large can extra fancy Sauerkraut . .20c
Hams (Armour's Shield), a pound 31c
2 cans Peas 25c
10 lbs. Cottolene, per can $2.65
1 lb. yellow Spl it Peas 15c
1 large can extra fancy Peaches 20c
1 extra fane v fat Mackerel 15c
2- 11). can M.J. B. Coffee $1.10
5-lb. can M. J. B. Coffee $1.75
WE DELIVER ALL OVER TOWN
218 "West Washington Street
PEORIA, Feb. 15. - Mr. Cleveland
bought a lot in the west port of town
and is building on it.
Dean Dugger resigned his position at
the depot. A man from Cedar Rapids
is working at the depot.
The merchants are getting their
goods by truck lines from Phoenix.
Mrs. J. B. Gray is able to go uptown
A splendid stereopticon lecture was
given at the Presbyterian church Sun
Rev. Landis gave an interesting lec
ture on mission work In China Sunday
at the Presbyterian church.
AA'illiam Deatsch was a few days in
the hospital at Phoenix to have his
Miss Boone and Miss Walton "of
Phoenix were Sunday guests in Peoria.
Miss Maggie Moore, a teacher at the
Osborn school, was over Sunday with
Harvey Bonnell drove some calves
home from pasture near Washington,
Mr. Thurston bought, the AYolf resi
dence and will move into it the first
of the month.
Mrs. John Myres is able to be out
and go to church again.
I. U Sturgis is thinking of buying
an Overland car.
Ladies Aid will meet with Mrs. AA'il
liam Deatsch AYednesday p. m. The
Red Cross is having al-day sewing
Friday at the Presbyterian church.
Dorothy Maggilar spent Saturday and
Sunday on the ranch with her father.
Irving Lively is moving his apiary
from town to the country.
J. AY. Fornev attended Crittenden
home board meeting at Phoenix Thurs
Miss Morgan's recital was well at
tended Thursday evening.
Rev. Duifscr held his regular month-
lv meeting in AYickenburg last Sunday.
" Banker Hall bought a lot and will
start the erection of a residence soon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hackett were
calling on friends in Peoria Monday.
shell carried only a secondary charge
prevented the officers instant death.
Lieutenant Marshall Diggs, also an
instructor, received powder burns from
IN SHELL EXP
Republican A. P. Lersea Wire
SAX AXTONI O.Tex., Feb. 13. Cap
tain Harry A. Secbohn, instructor of
student officers at Camp Stanley, Leon
Springs, is in the base hospital. Fort
Sam Houston, seriously injured as the
result of an explosion which occurred
while he was withdrawing a fuse from
a shrapnel shell at the enmp late yes
terday. Officers say the fact that the
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 15. Incl-
rent to the removal Thursday of the
civilian prisoners from southern section
of the war prison camp at Fort Doug
las to a new location within the com
pound, two more tunnels were discov
ered by the prison authorities. This
makes a total of sixteen tunnels that
have been found within the last two
and a half months. Two were found
AA'cdnesday about the time Miss Au
gusta Minnie Deckmann. fiancee of Er
nest A. Leybold, an interned enemy
alien, was arrested on a charge of rob
bing the mail pouches in the censor's
office. The tunnels discovered yester
day had not been carried to any great
extent of completion, but their discov
ery indicates the determination with
which the prisoners of the camp have
been working to gain their freedom.
Both the Rev. B. Henry Lcesmann,
who was arrested Sunday night at the
war prison camp, charged with trying
to 'smuggle a note to one of the in
terned enemy aliens, and Miss Deck
mann are still in jail in default of $2,(100
CHANDLER, Ariz., Feb. 15. At a
well attended meeting of the Chandler
Cotton Growers' association, plans were
made for the coming season. AY. H.
Knox secretary of the Central associ
ation at Tempe, gave an interesting
talk and told the growers of the value
of the association. He explained the
necessity of increasing the assessment
of members from $1.50 to i2 per bale
and showed how this money was spent.
The assessment of $1.50 was not suffi
cient to cover last year's expenses, he
said. Pima seed will be planted almost
exclusively in the valley with very little
of theYuma variety, which has been
atlowed to deteriorate. This means that
the gins w ill only handle the Pima cot
ton and will not be in shape to gifl the
Yuma until the end of the season, as
it costs about $100 to change the gin
stands at each gin.
President George R. Johnson pre
sided at the meeting and it was decided
to hold another session in two weeks
A vote of "thanks was tendered Mr.
Knox for his timely talk.
Back For a Visit
E. E. Morrison, a former Chandler
business man, was-a local visitor early
in the week. Mr. Morrison, who is now
located In Texas, was surprised at the
rapid progress Chanfller has made in
the year and a half he has been away.
Mr. Morrison was Chandler's first post
master and storekeeper.
New Field Superintendent
J. J. Granville is the new field super
intendent for the Southwest Cotton
company at Egypt. .He comes from a
big ranch in the San Joaquin valley
and will have charge of the cotton
planting operations this spring. E. AV.
Hudson, expert for the company and
W. AVaterhouse, president of the Cen
tral Cotton association came down
with Mr. Granville to show him how
the land lay.
Horn From Operation
Mrs. llarry Jacobs is home from an
operation in the Phoenix hospital. i
USY days, these-
"do their bit"
to do and lots to
In Klb.,1 lb. and 3 lb. cans;
a tabUspoonfulone cent's
wrth makes a cup.
D. Ghirardelli Co.
Sine 1853 Su Fraacltco
Now, more than ever, do we need something to
fall back upon something substantial some
thing to give us the strength and endurance we
need to carry us through.
For instance Qhirardelli's. YouH wonder at
the stimulus, the invigoration, you'll find in an
afternoon cup of this appealing food-beverage.
Nothing more delicious or more nutritious.
Ghirardellfs Ground Chocolate
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