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i me for rc-publli-ntlon of oil news dispatches cred
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atiit a No tli liral news published herein.
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A lie wlurli is all a lit' may In- met
and fought outright.
But a lie. which is part truth is a
harder matter to fight.
Alfred Temivson.
The Diminishing Partisan Spirit
Probably within the next week good roads legisla
tion will have begun to take definite shape. A prom
ising feature is the absence of reactionaries and ob
truclionfcts. Every member of influence is in favor
of good roads and the expenditure of as much money
as may be necessary to procure them. There is no
lonser a consideration of taxation for pood roads as a
burden. There is, on the contrary,, a realization that
every dollar honestly and Judiciously expended will
bring rich and Immediate returns.
There are only differences as to details of the
mucliin.ry. Perhaps in the minds of some of
the members there is still a lingering notion that
it is possible to combine goeid roads machinery with
political machinery, and that it is w'll to have the
machinery in the control of this or that party, not
necessarily for lire as political machinery, but to be
available in case it may be needed. We suppose
some of the members feel that there may be such a
combination without any deterioration of the road
making machinery.
I'ut we believe a majority of the bailers and the
members in the legislature are not Riving much
thought to political machinery in the matters of
schools, roads and institutions which are not inti
mately connected with politics. There has been a
pleasing tendency shown in yveral bil!s recently in
trol'icrd in which boards or commissions arc provided
for, to appoint them by rotation, for fixed and definite
term; on expiring annually, so that the board or
emniifsion, once established, would be Independent of
party domination.
There is a getting away from ex-offu io boards.
i vnipord of members elected for other purposes and
generally un.iulified for the work of te boards or
' There was some objection In the house at first
to an independent state lioard of education, but it
ta.nish.ed, and since then practically every commission
proposed in other bills has been proposed to be con
s;itutd in the same manner.
' If a state highway commission or any other rom-nli.-tion
is composed of the right kind of nun. men
who are comiwtent and who want to discharge thelf
out ies. it will make no dlfierenre what their party
affiliations may be. Tliey may be all democrats or
all republicans, but they will not play politics. It any
member, though. Is put upon a commission with a
notion that ho must use his jiosition In any way to
party advantage, he is not the right kind of man for
the place.
i In the formation of these commissions, the number
who may iniong to any one political party Is properly
bhiltcd, not because such a limitation is necessary
for its effect upon the commission, but a-s ocular proof
td the people that the commission is non-partisan
it U a harmless concession to the partisan spirit which,
i.- beautifully diminishing.
Our Plica in Reconstruction
A late address by Paul M. Warburg of the federal
reserve board and chief of the government's financial
aiiti;ers. outlines a, plan, or rather suggests several
plans, for "financial reconstruction." Though none
o' these plans Ik actually fixed by Mr. Warburg ns
ihe one to be adopted, the suggestions regarding nil
of them nre definite. Naturally, much of the address
is technical and would not Iw readily understood ex
cept by men who have made a study of finance, but
one thing Is brought out that we had not before seen
emphasized in any war reconstruction program which
has been proposed th" Important part the people
must play in it If It is to be successful so vast must
be any scheme of financial reconstruction that may
be adopted.
1' will be loo big a thing for any government, too
big a thin; for the government aided by any recog
nized financial group or all financial groups. It
will bo a bigger thing than the financing of the war.
And we may imagine what would have happened if
n this country the people had raid to the govern
ment: "We approve the war and we will render you
-noral support and wish you well. Rut we do not want
our bonds: we do not want to be bothered or bur
dened with the financing of the war."
The nation would not have proceeded very fur.
The government could never have raised the neces
wry money by taxation. All the financial reserves
he bankers of this country could have mobilized
would not have been sufficient.
The war, n.s Mr. Warburg points out, has left a
great responsibility upon this nation. It has left it
f'-r the moment, at least, the financial center, and
it has left it great opportunities for trade expansion,
't is not, of course, absolutely necessary for us to
'lischarge the responsibility; it Is not neressury for
us to remain the financial e enter, nnd It ts not neces
sary for us to embrace the opportunity. We can do
j we please tibout that, and it will remain at last
' the people to say whether we rh.il! do these things.
.. naiever the financiers mny say or the government
-liny decide. Rut if the people elo not rise to the ocea
ton. they w ill have halted midway in the war. Though
tue Hermans have been conquered, the war will not
't ire been won.
I believe." said Mr. Warburg, "we cannot emphn
ire too strongly that the time has not yet come when
vir people, large or small, may relax their effort.!
'.o curtail unnecessary consumption, both for the mike,
-.' releasing for export the greatest possible quanti-
'''. thereby stimulating oar expoit Indus.
I I' the- parposv of aci uiuiaai ing funds for
investment. Our more than l.UOO.OOO Liberty bond
holders must be trained to become permanent inves
tors; thrift must become a national virtue, a priceless
inheritance left us by the war."
ler any plan of financial reconstruction that
may be adopted for restoring the world's balance,
there are limitations placed upon the debtor nations.
They are w ithout money. They have not and will not
immediately have merchandise with which to dis
charge their obligations- They will have to offer
only their government obligations, industrial stocks
or bonds originating within their territorial boun
ilares. and stoiks or bonds owned by those debtor
nations, but issued by other nations.
for the taking of the securities of either of these
classes in appreciable volume, that is in such volume
as would be required to accomplish anything in the
way of reconstruction, the people must lie depended,
upon, not only for a short time, but permanently.
The mere occupation by the United States of the
premier position In which the war has placed us as
the leading financial country, while bringing us many
advantages, would hardly be worth striving for. It
would be a difficult position to sustain. We and
England are" the natural supporters of the financial
fabric, and both should stand together. On this
point, says Mr. Warburg, "Personally. I think it . is
liner an, I healthier for us not to think so much of
lank as of the responsibility of our position."
Disorderly Dumping
We hope a memorial similar to that introduced
in the legislature by Mrs. O'Neill last Thursday re
garding the demobilization or the troops will assail the
war department from the legislature of every state.
The process of demobilization reminds the country of
the miserable lack of efficiency which characterized
the early days of the war. We did not then know how
to take hold, and now we do not appear b know how
to let go in an orderly manner.
I'mler the wise, discriminating regulations adopted
by the' provost marshal general, the men were inducted
in such a way as to disturb industry as slightly as
possible, but when the men passed out of his sphere
they were plunged into a reign of chaos.
Now they are being dumped back, regardless of
the effect upon industry wholly without discrimina
tion. Men who are needed at home, in industry, in
private pursuits, in commerce and the professions,
and for the care and support of families, are retained
in the service, while thousands of young men who
would rather remain in the service are being dumped
back in mid-winter into the worst situation of unem
ployment this country has known in recent years.
France and Great Uritain are demobilizing rapidly,
uut in an orderly manner, and the young men as they
return are quietly absorbed by industry, commerce
and professional life. '
Synchronization of Jerome
The I. W. "W. e-ould not have chosen a more for
tuitous time for the operators1 to bring about the
closing of the mines cf Jerome and ushering in a
pe riod of eight months of paralyzing idleness. There
are. perhaps, few copper companies in this country
that would not just us soon cta.se operations as not
at this time of the uncertainty of the copper market.
Nearly everywhere forces have been reduced. It is
said that there is only one great mine in the state
that finds it iidvuntagous at this time to remain in
operation for envelopment work. All the othors are
in a shape to knock off for a few months to ai:ow the
demand for copper to catch up with the supply.
We suppose, though, that all the mininff companies
will continue operations if the people in their vicinities
do not encourage the presence of the I. W. W. There
will be no trouble between the mining companies and
real workers. Each side understands the situation
and its obligation to the other side and to the com
munity, so that if the I. AV. AV. can be kept out or
under, the modus Vivendi of the mines and their em
ployes will continue until happier times come.
(Dupont's Magazine.)
In Italy conditions beggar inscription. . The Ital
ian people have suffered sorely as a result of the. war.
There Is actual starvation in Italy, and in no part of
the country are the rations' sufficiently large to lend
hope of rehabilitation unless the Italians receive im
mediate assistance. The flower of their manhood lies
in the mountains of Northern Italy and on the plains
along the Piave. Production has fallen to almost
nothing, and Italy's herds long sine have been slaugh
tered in order that her armies could maintain the
strength of their brave defense.
Conditions are little better in other Mediterranean
If we are to play our part as Americans in the
rehabilitation of Europe, we must realize that our
country is today the storehouse of the world, and
that upon our administration of the stores depends
the future well-being of hundreds of millions of people
who see In us the.ir only salvation.
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Pe"'" '
Jouett Shouse.
Jouett Shouse, member of con
jrress from Kansas until March 4,
will at that time become assistant
secretary of the treasury to succeed
Thomas B. Love.
Where The People
May Have a Hearing
Editor of Republican, "
Dear Sir:
This article in a literal sense could
not be termed exactly as a criticism
of our city or county laws, in what
they might lack, but tt the suggestions
herein contained arc heeded by certain
parties in reneral hereinafter men
tioned it will tend towards saving peo
ple from getting into mix-ups which
not only make erripples but sometimes
resuit in death.
It seems as if some people have to
have a law enacted. 'enforced and a
penalty named for violations of that
law, before they can be made to sit up
and take notice: even if it is for their
very benefit and safety.
There does not seem to be any city
or county law. which requires that
horse "drawn vehicles shall carry tail
lights after dark, as the autos are re
quired to do, and I do not see why
there should be any distinction made
at all, one is as liable to be hit as
the other, and it would be more of a
protection for the horse drawn vehicle
than it would for anyone else.
Even if the buggv or wagon is on the
right side of the road, suppewsing a car
passes by your car and raises a cur
tain of dust you cannot see the buggy
that mmho be in front of you, if it
did not have a light on the rear of
some kind. Therefore all drivers of
horse drawn vehicles should carry a
tail light whether the law requires it
or not, for their ow n safety as well as
Phoenix, Feb. 1.
that is w hat our highways are built for
at the present time. That is what our
highways are built for, for automobiles,
not for traffic or freight, as roads were
once built for and then compel them
to issue other bonded burden to com
plete the highways in the cities and
towns. I have used Maricopa county
as an illustration, each county in the
state stands in the same position In the
county in regard to its cities and
towns. As I have said before I believe
in highways and I also believe that the
law shoulel be ameneied as provided in
bills 85 and ?e by which the burden
would fall equally on the cities, towns
and country and that the whole sys
tem under liond issue otherw ise is com
pleted without regard where the high
ways run.
H. B. 85 and 86.
House, bills No. 85 and bfi that have
been introduced into the house have
for their obejet the correction of an
unjust provision that is provided both
in the state highway code and the
law- that was passed la-st legislature
that provides for the creation of a
county highway commissioner. At the
present time all moneys derived from
the various sources for state highway
purposes are spent on state highways
outside of cities and towns. There has
been a bill introduced into the legisla
ture to amend the constitution by
which a bond levy of J30.000,00 can
be levied, for the purpose of construct
ing about 1,900 miles of paved high
way in the state of Arizona. Maricopa
county with assessed valuation which
is between one-eighth and one-ninth
of the total valuation of the state,
would be under obligation to pay out of
thirty million something between ?3,
UOO.OOO and J4.000.000. This amount of
money would construet in Maricopa
county something near to 200 miles of
highway. As the highway law- is at
the present time or as it is proposed to
be amended not one dollar could be
spent in constructing any part of a
highway, through the cities and towns !
in the county, yet the cities and towns
are assessed at about one-half the
value of the county. We do not believe
that it is fair that the cities and towns
are taxed to builel roads and not one
dollar of the money is spent within the
cities and towns. If the bond low
should carry the n the cities and towns
would be compelled to levy and extra
bond levy to improve that part of the
highway that passes through each city
and town. I believe in good roads and
I believe in a $30,000,000 bonded propo
sition and I also believe that each city
and town in the state should receive
some benefit from the bond issue, for
example, in the city of Phoenix there
would be something near three miles
of hlghawy. in the towns of Tempo und
Mesa about a mile and a half each or
three miles, this would make six miles
and the other towns in the county
would perhaps make nine miles. Al
together, about 15 miles out of the 200
miles. That is all that is practically
asked for in either of the two bills.
Under the county bill if the county was
to vote $3,000,000 dollars, the towns in
the county would ask for only about
15 miles as against a 150 on the out
side. We do not think it is fair to tax
thousands of people that are poor and
burdened with heavy taxes that live
in cities and towns to build highways
for people who have automobiles and
Dr. R. 14. von KleinSmid. president
of the University of Arizona, was the
principal speaker at the Rotary eiub
luncheon yeste-rday. Ivicutenajlt Rob
ert Renaud. representing the French
government, also spoke at length, giv
ing many facts in an interesting way
about the French sacrifices and prob
lems to be solved in his home land.
Dr. von KleinSmid's talk was full
of iuspiration and information, yet he
called attention in a direct, concrete
way to many elements of the processes
of readjustment following the war. It
was one of the most effective and help
ful talks made in recent months before
the Rotary club.
Before starting the serious part of
his talk. Dr. von KleinSmid humor
ously introduced his subject by stating
that The war was ordered by the
kaiser; the war is what Sherman said
it was; the kaiser got what he ordered."
A musical number was given the
club as a surprise by Secretary Shedd.
Songs were rendered by Mrs. Young,
accompanied by Mrs. Defty.
Captain Claude Decatu rJones was
the chairman of the meeting and abb
introduced the various speakers and
made effective responses.
At a meeting of the Florence Woirn
an's club held at the home of the pres
ident, Mrs. M. II. Harrison, Wednes
day, a suggestion was made to make
and donate 15 pounds of candy to the
Industrial school to help the school
give the boys a good time on Wash
ington's birthday. The suggestion met
with the approval eif all present and
will be carried out.
The Armenian drive is on, quota for
Pinal county is $10,000, for Florence
$1,000. We hope this quota will not
only be reached but exceeded.
T. A. Nicholas, Karl Clemans. M.'T.
Clemans, W. G. Wright and J. B.
Bourne, are all attending the cattle
men's meeting now is session in Phoe
nix. Supervisor E. F. Kcllncr and Attor
ney fieorge P. Stovall were down from
Superior Monday of this week on legal
W. C. Eyers. A. O. Pelsne, M. O.
Benscoe, and Rev. J. W. Henderson
made a run to Ray last Friday and
report a good trip.
The board of supervisors has ap
pointed Mr. Healey of Casa elrande,
immigration commissioner for this dis
trict. Mrs. D. J. Bennett has received a
telegram from her husband dated from
The Grocerette
Satur day & Monday Specials
Saturday and Monday will be big days at the Grocerette, which will
again demonstrate that we are saving customers big money.
Spudu, fancy California Burbank,
100 lbs tPMiOu
it ibs. rflr
same quality .- WW
Hip-O-Lite Manhattan Creme, ,
pint jar ttlC
Libby's Dill Pickles, - O
per can: J-Ov
Black-eye Peas,
3 lbs - Uut
Hershey's Cocoa, ' QQ
per lb OuC
Santa Clara Prunes -
medium. Per lb.' lu "V
I'.rookfield Bulter. KO
Fresh from creamery t)Ol
.lust received Fresh shipment National Biscuit Co.'s Soda Crackers.
In 8 and 9-lb. cartoons. V t Q
Going at. per lb lol
Our Slogan: Courteous Treatment; Service and Low Prices.
Though our business is conducted under the self-sarving system,
we will help those who do not wish to help themselves.
SAM D. SPITALNY, Proprietor
Opposite East Side of Court House. 19 South First Avenue.
Arizona Campaign for $150,000 Feb. 10-17
Hoboken, N. J., and saying that he
was feeling fine. Their many friends
w ill be glad to greet Mr. Bennett after
his war experiences.
Attorney K. B. Greene has returned
from Phoenix where he had been called
on a supreme court case.
C. W. Gorham, Judge Baughn and
H. G. Richardson arc in Prescott at
tending Masonic grand lodge being
held up there as well as the Eastern
Star meetings. Mrs. Gorham and
children accompanied the party as far
as Tempe. where she is now visiting
her parents.
Mrs. E. W. Coker has returned from
Phoenix, having recovered from her
illness. Bittle Elmer Coker is also at
home again after his stay at the hos
pital. V. G. Bell and family have moved
to Superior where Mr. Bell has se
cured work.
County Assessor M. O. Bense-oe is
out in the eastern part of the county
assessing the taxable property.
J. C. Jamieson. or Oracle spent
Wednesday in town.
French Army Band
Wounded, Soldier-musicians, all decorated for
bravery in battle
Patriotic Symphony Concert
SIX WORLD FAMOUS SOLOISTS including Georges True,
pianist; Alexandre Debruille, violinist, and Fernand Pellain, 'cellist,
all of the Paris Symphony Orchestra.
Under the direction of French High Commission and
Local Management Wm. Conrad Mills
All proceeds over actual daily expense donated to Foyer Du Soldat
(French Soldeirs' Home) .
Seat Sale Now at Central Pharmacy
Prices $1 and $2
Will YOU Keep a
Keep a CHILD
Arizona is falling down in raising funds fox relief in the near east. With but one re-i
maining day pf the drive there is serious danger of not raising our quota of $150,000.
To avert such humiliation '
SATURDAY Is liberty
Bond Day -
Full authority for accepting liberty bonds as subscriptions has been received by the
committee: These bonds will not be sold but will be used as security for drafts made by
representatives in the Near East,
One $50 Bond Will Supply Food for a Starv
ing Child for One Year
Turn in your $50 and $100 bonds that they may work for humanity.
Give That Others May Live Only One Day More
Room 1, War Work Building
P.O. Box 856

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