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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1918
PAGE FOUR THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN PHOENIX. ARIZONA Published Evry Morning by the ARIZONA PUBLISHING COMPANY All communications to be addressed to the Company; Office. Corner of Second and Adams Streets. Entered at the Postoffice at Phoenix, Arizona, as Mail Matter of the Second Class. President and General Manager Dwight B. Heard Huninesi Manager Charles A. Stauffer. Kditor : J-WS?Ie"J N' Editor H. W. Hall SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN ADVANCE Daily and Sunday, one year 8.0j Paily and Sunday, six month ? Dally and Sunday, three months 2.00 Jjaily and Sunday, one month MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Receiving Full Night Report, by Leased Wire. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatch cred ited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. All rights of republication of special despatches herein are also reserved. TELEPHONES liusiness. Advertising or Circulation 4422 Want Ad Department ......1881 l;ditorial or News .4433 .oh Printing 4498 General Advertising Representative, Robert E. Ward; New York Office, Brunswick Building; Chicago Office, Mailers Building. THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1918 You may not despise any man, nor spurn anything. Rabbi Ben Azai. Truth at a Tonic The next offensive to engage our; attention will probably be hat of the "pussyfooters" against Gen eral Leonard Wood who has returned from France laden with facts. The presentation of them does not make pleasant reading. It is calculated to jar us out of, a fool's paradise, a pleasant contemplation of per centages on paper by which we measure our war like preparations. General Wood told the senate committee on mili tary affairs that the Germans were numerically su perior In air and on the ground. The events of the last six days have left no doubt of their numerical superiority on the ground, but we had hoped that the allies had regained superiority in the a,ir if they ever had it. We were told persistently that they had, but we were disillusioned last June when a party of six American army officers returned from France and let us know that the Germans were masters of the air. We have been in the war ten months and ac cording to General Wood there is not an American gun or an American airplane on the western front. We have American soldiers there, something less than a half million and they are giving a good ac count of themselves. But the American artillery is using French and British guns and French and Brit ish ammunition. General Wood's observation on the Liberty motor Is the pricking of another bubble. When that was designed it was pronounced the greatest motor in the world. When lately the completed product was turned out the publicity agents informed us that it had sur passed expectations. General Wood says nothing against it but recommends that it be used only in bombing planes, and that the tried and proved mo tors of the French and British be installed in our fighting planes. All these truths are unpleasant, but if they are taken they will act as tonics. Tonics are nearly al ways disagreeable but sometimes they are necessary to keep us from sinking into serious declines. One . Can, if he chooses the other way, relieve himself of bodily pain by copious draughts of syrups heavily tinctured with laudanum. General Wood renews his long-standing recom mendation for universal military training and serv ice, this time, backed by the convincing argument of necessity. The United States needs an army of 5,000,000 men. It should have an army, he says, of 2,300,000 men In Franco. It is very clear to the reader of the daily dispatches that there are not nearly enough tilled soldiers there, at any rate that a week of the most terrible fighting in the world's history has not developed them. There is somewhere said to be a I misty mysterious and we hope a not, mythical force ' called the Versailles council's "Army of Maneuver," but it has yet appeared nowhere on the front. We only know that the British are hurrying reinforce ments forward from Salisbury Plain and we suppose the Germans are likewise withdrawing men, Ger mans, Austrians, Bulgarians and Turks from less vital theaters of war, to Armageddon. We cannot In a day or a year add 2,000,000 men to the American forces in France, but we can add them as fast as we can, and we shall always know that they will be needed. Many suppose, why we cannot conceive that the monstrous developments In France will tend to shorten the war, to bring the end quickly. On the contrary they have so far pointed only to a longer, more stubborn war if the allies are to win, and they must win. But if they should lose, then we of America will ' need compulsory military training and service more urgently than ever. We will need an army of much more than 5.000,000 men and we wjll have and main tain tuch an army for years to come. What it Meant To a great many Americans, to most Americans, the war has been a rather remote affair. We have contributed to It in one way or another. We have sent our sons and brothers, and with some pride at their going because others were doing the same. We have bought Liberty bonds without straining' our selves, just as at church we give money to the mis sionary cause, rather because our neighbors do, than because we have a burning interest in the souls of the heathen. All this time we could not clearly see how the result of the war was going to affect us seriously. The thunder Jn France, though, is clearly heard. Wc can Bee the flashes from the cannon mouths which are pointed west at us. The sweeping of the British and the French out of the way is only in cidental. We hear of objectives. The objectives are rot Taris, Amiens, the Channel Ports. They are merely stopping places on the way. Germany is at war with America. We think now there cannot be an American so dull as not to understand that. But still many do pot fully understand Just what it means. For their edification we quote the following from an address the other day by Rudyard Kipling on war aims: We are fighting for our lives, the lives of every man, woman, and child here and everywhere else. We are fighting that we may not be herded into actual slavery such as the Germans have established by force rf their arms. We are fighting against 18 hours a day forced labour under the lash, or at the point of the bayonet, with a dog's death and a dog's burial at the-end of it We arc fighting that men, women, and children may not be tortured, burned, and muti lated. Under the Hun dispensation man will become once more the natural prey of his better-armed neigh bours, women will be the mere instrument for con tinuing the breed, the vessel of man's lust and man's cruelty, and labour will become a thing to be knocked on the head it it dares to give trouble and worked to death if it does not. He continued: One-tenth of the atrocities that Germany had committed had not been made public. He thought that was a mistake. Till the veil was lifted after the war we should have no conception of the range and system of those atrocities. So long as the Germans were left with any excuse for thinking that such things paid, no peace could be made with them. War work was the only thing of the least import ance now. Everything else was danger and waste. If for any reason we fell short of victory and there was no half-way house between victory and defeat everything on which civilization had been built would go. The City Election The city election will take place next Tuesday. We do not suppose the voters of Phoenix have, for gotten that or are likely to forget it. The splendid Registration and the interest in it is, we believe a guaranty against apathy on election day. It would be a shame, a waste of time and energy, if now those who qualified to vote should not make use of the franchise. We do not supose that 7.000 votes will be cast on the election but there ought to be a very large , percentage of that number. Having in mind all past experience though, there ' will be many who cannot, or think they cannot, go to the polls and will not go unless under steady urging. Every effort should be made to get them out. That will take organization. Those who more earn estly care for good government should see to this. It will be easy, if it is tried, to secure a volunteer fleet of automobiles, enough to bring out every voter who might otherwise find it inconvenient to attend the polls. This work will have to be done early on election day for there will almost certainly be a congestion at the six polling precincts from the opening to the clos ing of the polls if a considerable part of'the registered vote is cast. The Candidacy of M?. Gust ' At the request of many citizens of Phoenix who have a deep interest in the cause of education Mr. John L. Gust consented to become a candidate for membership of the high school board. The election will take place next Saturday. Mr. Gust is now, and was then, absent from the city, in Washington, on business of the Water Users' Association. His con-' sent to the use of his name was secured by telegraph. What has been done in furtherance of the candidacy which was thus put upon him we do not know, but wo trust that his friends have been active. Mr. Gust has been a resident of Phoenix for many years. A man of education himself, he has felt a keen interest in the cause of education, as he has in all matters which contribute to the betterment of the community. The high school board, we are sure, will be strengthened by his membership of it. In the early days of our part in the war we showed a great deal of enthusiasm over the flag. Though we have lost none of our veneration for it and none of our admiration, we have grown careless of our observance. We should especially display it from public buildings. We have in mind more parti cularly the court house where the flag flies only occasionally. But now there is no occasion every day, for every day American boys are going to glorious deaths. We are bidden to go to sleep again. We are in formed by the Washington and French experts that there is nothing in the European situation to cause alarm or even disquietude. Everything will come out all right. Let us resume our sleep and pleasant dreams. Six Machine Guns Fired By Single Operator To increase the deadlincss of the machine gun, an American inventor has come to the fore with an apparatus that enables from two to six of the weapons to be handled by ono operator and two assistants. The rifles jan be fired separately in groups, or simultan eously, as conditions dictate. They are mounted in a rack and controlled by different devices that regu late their respective elevations, ranges, and rates of fire. With the contrivance it is possible for one gunner to sweep six targets of varying ranges at the same time, or concentrate the whole fury of the bat tery upon one of them. The mechanism is shown in detail in the April Popular Mechanics Magazine. " Adam's Wrong Start "Mama," said Edith, "when the first man started to spell 'psalm' with a 'p' why didn't he scratch it out and start over?" Judge. THEY'LL WED, THEN BACK TO WAR WORK Lady Gordon Lennox. Lady Amy Gwendolyn Gordon Lennox, twenty-four-year-old daueh tei of the Earl of March and Kin rara, who is heir to the Duke of Richmond, is soon to marry Caotaia James Stuart Oats. BATTLE FLAG OF WINGED ZEP TS TROPHY SENT TO NATIONAL MUSEUM if -ufi'l- T 1 (J ill o5 " iiMl : i WK&Mtif mw War ; V Kj . - ggcw BUCKHECHT REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. k ARMY SHOE Maj. Gen. George Q. Squier (left) and Col. E. A. Deeds holding the battle flag of the Zeppelin L-4S. Two members of the government aircraft board, Maj. Gen. George Q. Squier and Col. E. A. Deeds, recently received the battle flag of the Zep--pelin L-49, which was brought down near Bourbonne, France, in October. The marine corps received the flag from a French lieutenant and passed it on to the aviation, officers. It will be placed in the National Museum, "The greatest improvement in footwear in a generation." This is what experts think of the Munson Last the principle back of the Buckhecht Army Shoe. You, too, will like the Buckhecht Shoe. You will like its comfort, its velvety feel, its wear-resisting qualities. And you will say: "Here is a shoe that doesn t crowd or cramp my toes. It gives me the comfort and wear I have a right to expect from my shoes." Always look for our registered trademark BUCKHECHT stamped on every pair. It is our mutual protection. If your dealer don not Mil I tin iho', erder from us illrwt. A fw pair or jour money bark U thff do not at. f 35 If l 7 BLACK Lgx, $6.so to 7.58 Manufacturer BUCKINGHAM & HECHT Bnllt Muni 5 md fter TlrctMe for bastarsn d profentuoual mtu9 eporWmen, out-door workers, mechanic hikers, miners, car men, farmers,, ranch era and men In ererr wtlk of life. Kntlonuxl for c!t111i wear by I. S. Army. San Francisco POSTMASTER OF CITY GIVES OUT L LUCA SCHEDULE In order to facilitate the handling of mails in and out of this city. Post master Michelson. in a recent letter, re- qusted Hajry Welch of the local cham- urr ui commerce io call me anenium of the business men of Phoenix to some important facts concerning the Kathering of outgoing mail and the distribution of incoming mail. Mr. Michelson's letter reads: "I am enclosinc a. fpw schedules of closing time for mails at tVie postoffice. The time for collection is given on each street letter box. The first afternoon collection from boxes in the business section is due at the office in time for the 4:40 closing; the second in time for the 5:30 closing; the third in time for the 6:15. It is necessary that we give the transfer company twenty min utes to transfer the mail from the of fice to the train and it is necessary that we have thirty minutes to pick up. work and tie out each dispatch. We do not always require this thirty minutes, but we guarantee to make these con nections per schedule. As a rule we are able to work a little longer and still make dispatch on time. It seems to be the policy of many business houses to mail all their mail on the last hour in the day, when they could just as well mail part of it earlier in the day It would result in a saving to the de partment and make possible better service for the patrons if the mail were delivered to the postoffice earlier in the day. It is unjust to the department to expect it to handle in about two hours the bulk of mail that the entire city has accumulated in a whole day. We have our work systematized to the point where we can handle the mail as per schedule, but if more of the mail were received earlier in the day, it would rsult in a saving of money to the department. "It is true that we are feeling the loss of a considerable number of men, having lost sixteen since last July. These vacancies have been filled largely by men from the east who are unfamiliar w-ith the city and its peo ple, thus causing delays or mishan dling of the mail of some prominent people, which, of course, is very em barrassing to us. "Slay I also request the co-operation of each patron in the matter of having a handy receptacle for mail to aVoid taking up the carrier's time. A delay of one-half minute at each stop for a carrier means the loss of three hours each day to him. It is necessary for us to economize in every way in order to maintain the service you are entitled to and we could appreciate any sug gestion for improvement you 'may have to offer." Following is the. present mail sched ule: Mails Due at the Phoenix Postoffice 6:30 a. m. Via Southern Pacific; eastern and southern states, southern Arizona, New Mexico, Old Mexico, CaU ifornia. Pacific coast, and trans-Pacific. 7:30 a. m Via Santa Fe. All Cali fornia except Imperial county, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Ore gon, Washington, northwest Canada, trans-Pacific, Parker cutoff, Wicken burg, Glenadel, Kingman. 9:00 a. m. Via Santa Fe. Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska. South Dakota, Kansas, Northern Arizona, New Mex ico. Texas, Ashfork, Flagstaff, Wil Hams, Prescott, Jerome, Wickenburg, Glendale,- etc. 9:00 a. m. Tempe, Mesa, Chandler. 10:30 a. m Via Scottsdale Star route: McDowell, Salt River . ana Scottsdale. 11:00 a. m. Via Laveen Star route. Laveen, Ariz. 11:05 a. m. via Southern paciuc. Southern states, Texas, Louisiana, etc., southern Arizona, Texas. 2:00 p. m. Via Arizona Eastern. Buckeye, Cashion, Tolleson, Avondale, Liberty, Palo verde, Arlington. 3:00 p. m. Via Cave creek biar route (Tues., Thurs., Sat.); Cave Creek Montgomery. 5:00 p. m. via Arizona hastern. Winkelman, Ray, Hayden, Florence, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, etc. 10:30 p. m. Via Southern Pacific. Eastern states, southern Arizona, Tempe. 9:50 p. m. Via Santa Fe. Northern Arizona. New Mexico, Texas, Ashfork, Flagstaff, Williams, Prescott, Glendale, Wickenburg, Clarkdale, Jerome, Colo rado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Okla homa, Los Angeles, San Francisco, northwest states. Carriers in business district leave office at 8:10 a. m. on first trip from 9 to 9:45 on second trip, and at 2:30 p. m. on third trip. Mail from all above trains, except ing Southern Pacific arriving 10:30 p. m. and Santa Fe at 9:50 p. m., can be expected under normal conditions in the postoffice lock boxes 30 min, to 1 hour and 30 min. after the arrival of the mail at the postoffice. Closing Time for Mail at the Phoenix Postoffice 5:10 a. m. Eastern states, southern Arizona, Los Angeles, Tempe, southern California, via Southern Pacific. 7:00 a. m. Tempe, Mesa, Florence, Kelvin, Ray, Hayden, Chandler, Win kelman, Superior etc., via Arizona, Eastern. 7:00 a. m. Mountain and eastern states, northern Arizona, "northern New Mexico, via Santa Fe. 7:30 a. m. Tolleson, Cashion, Avon- dale, Liberty, Buckeye. Valo Verde, Arlington, via Arizona Eastern. 3:00 p. m. Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, via stage. 4:4a p. m. Mountain states, northern Arizona, New Mexico, Glendale, Pres cott, Ashfork, Eastern States, via San ta Fee. 4:40 p. m. Southwestern Arizona Imperial county, California. Easter, Los Angeles, via southern Pacific. 5:30 p. m. California, Los Angeles, Pacific coast, Wickenburg, Parker, etc., via Santa Fc. 6:15 Eastern and western states, southern Arizona, Mexico, Texas, Tem pe, via Southern Pacific. Letters may lie mailed on these trains, in m;iil cars. Scottsdale Stage Closes at 12 noon; Cave Creek Stage Closes 7:30 a. m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Lav een Stage Closes at 12 noon. o THIEVES LOOT $90,000 ment dwellers who have noticed two men recently going from place t place and scanning the name plates on mail boxes in apartment hallways. Others have used ladders and havo entered by windows and basement doors. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Dajiight thefts in West End homes and apartment houses have averaged ten a day for the last three months, with an average loss of $100 each, or an approximate total of $0,000 worth of property carried away. Usually the burglars ring the door bell and if there is no response, force their way in. If the be.ll is answered they pretend to be selling some article or inquire for a person un known to the residents. These de ductions are drawn by from information given the by apart- WANTED Several parties to join me in getting together $2,500 with which to open up a vein of shipping ore in the rich Su perior district. It will take 60 days to do the work required and as soon as shipments are under way I believe ev ery dollar invested now will be worth ten and ultimately much more. I am a practical mining man and can give the highest references both as to abil ity and integrity and can assure you that you will get a square deal from beginning to end. As it stands today it is the best showing for big returns from a little money that I have never seen. If .you are looking for an op portunity to make a possible and prob able large sum of money on a small in vestment, I will show you the property and guarantee you will be satisfied af policeJ ter seeing it. If interested, address at once. Box 1453, Republican. Adv. It COMB SAGE TEA IN LIFELESS GRAY HAIR Look young: Common garden Saga - and Sulphur darken so naturally nobody can tell - e ave , , ' 7 oSSjS? large enough assortment of . SfcfiL&t cut and Ptted plants for Easter jfes&jJt to suit the most critical and all $5&5sa' ffNffa isffifiai. at he ri"ht price Give us your order, and order early. f 2 gp Brazee's Floral .-(T phone 3583 29 West Adams Grandmother kept her hair beauti fully darkened, glossy and abundant with a brew of Sage Tea and Sulphur. Whenever her hair fell out or took on that dull, faded or streaked appear ance, this simple mixture was applied with wonderful effect. By asking at any drug store for "Wretn's Sage and ouipnur compound, you will get a large bottle of this old-time recipe, ready to use, for about 50 cents. This simple mixture can be depended upon to restore natural color and beauty to the hair and is splendid for dandruff, dry, itchy scalp and falling hair. A well-known downtown druggist says everybody uses Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur, because it darkens so nat urally and evenly that nobody can tell it has been applied it's so easy to use, too. You simply dampen a comb or soft brush and draw it through your hair, taking one strand at a time. By morning the gray hair disappears; after another application or two, it is restored to its natural color and looks glossy, soft and abun dant. Adv. THE The McCormick Hay Rake There's no danger of the rake head on the McCormick Rake sagging or springing out of shape because of extra truss rods. The thills can be set for two horses. It's a Pleasure to Show You The 0. S. STAPLEY CO. Inc. Phoeniz Five Points Mesa United States Governs through its , Chairman of State Food Conservation has promised . relief to the Dairymen of the Salt River Valley Mr. F. J. Elliott, chairman of State Food Conserva tion returned from Washington on the 22nd inst.. and will address the Maricopa County Dairymen's Association . on WEDNESDAY EVENING MARCH 27TH - Don't forget the date Let every dairyman in the valley be there. Glendale, Buckaye, Scottadale, Tempe, Mesa and other outlying district should be well represented at this meeting. "Water Users Building. 8 P. M. sharp 200,000,000 Chickens It is estimated that the scraps thrown away from the tables of America are enough to feed 200, 000,000 chickens. Instead of being turned into garbage, all of these scraps might be turned into eggs. A great saving of food and money could be made if the people of America would keep more small flocks of chickens. A campaign is being launched to interest the city and town dweller who owns a backyard in the possibilities of keeping a few hens. If you have a family of four, you can feed eight hens on the scraps from your table, and you should aver age four eggs a day from your flock. The federal department of agriculture has pub lished a handsome illustrated booklet on the possibilities of backyard poultry-keeping. The book gives full, expert directions for how it should be done. The Arizona Republican will send jou a copy of this book free. "Write for it today, and see if your circumstances will not allow you to keep a few chickens in vour own yard. ADDRESS The Arizona Republican Informa tion Bureau, Frederic J. Ilaskin, Director, Wash ington, D. C, and enclose a 2-cent stamp for re turn postage. Ask for The Poultry Book.