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PAGE FOUR THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 24, 1919 THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN . PHOENIX, ARIZONA Published Kvery Morning by the ARIZONA PUBLISHING COMPANY All communications to be addressed to the Company: Office, Corner of Second and Adams Streets Kntered at the I'ostofice at Phoenix, Arizona, aa Mail Matter of the Second Clam President and General Manager Dwight B. Heard liiminesa Manager Charles A. Stauffer Assistant Business Manager W. W. Knorp Editor k J. W. Spear Newa Kdttor E. A. Young SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN ADVANCE Tail3r and Sunday, one year .....8.0 Daily and Sunday, six months .., . Daily and Sunday, three months S.0-0 Dally and Sudnay, one month 7 TELEPHONE EXCHANGE Branch exchange connecting all departments 4331 -Uenerai Advertising Representative, Robert E. Ward; New York Office, Brunswick Building; Chicago Office Mailers Building. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCLYTED PRESS Receiving Full Night Report, by Leased Wire The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to t'.e use for re-publication of all news dispatches cr.-d-ited it or not otherwise credited i this raper and a. so the local news published herein. Ml right of re-publication of special dispatches herein arr also reserved. THl'RSDAT MORNING, APRIL 54, 1919 Come, freemen of the" land, ( ,'onie, meet the great demand True heart and open hand. Take the loan. i By Edward Everett Hale, May, 1863, when the people wore urged to subscribe for a government loan.) The German Drive The great German drive instituted late in Marfh of 1!)I8, it was expected would reach Paris about a month law, say the hitter part of April. There were .vmio unexpected delays: there were obstructions that had to be removed. These obstructions multiplied dom time to time, drier among them were groups of Ani'-ricans here and there, especially one bunch in ;i piiiye called Belleau Wood. But they have all been put out of Hie way at last. They have been dissipated. Sonic of them have been brought home and the rest scattered ubout in France wheret they are kept as a Miuive of revenue for an impoverished population. Anyway they are not on the route of the advancing Germans who we understand will arrive at Paris in the week of April 27, 1913, thus completing the great German drive. It is true it will be a year late. But what is a year in sublunary affairs? A mere day. The plans with reference to the entry into Paris have been somewhat changed.- It will not be headed as was at first proposed by the Kaiser, the Crown Prince, the lesser princes, von Hindenburg and Duden-doi-fr. All these conquerors have engagements else where. They could not wait a year. - So the great German drive according to present plans when it reaches Paris in aboift a week will be headed by a German with a longer name than any of them, fount von Brockdorff Rantzau. In many respects, and one important one, the cul mination of this drive will be more advantageous to i he Germans than it would have been a year ago. Then they wqjild have found nobody at home; that is nobody worth while.. They might of course, have tak en a lot of prisoners but for the most part they -would have been nobodies, unheard of civilians, some thou sands of privates, officers ,from non-coms tip to oloncls. But neither Foch, Joffre, Pershing nor Haig would have been there. They would have been scat tered to the ports making their way out of France. But now the German drive will catch them all in a bunch and along with them Clemenceau, 'Wilson, Lloyd George. Orlando and the heads or feign repre sentative of a'l the enemy nations. It has evidently paid tiie Germans to restrain themselves, to possess 'heir soils in patience for one short year. Mr. Burleson's Estate We suppose there will be some people disposed to eriticiso Postmaster General Burleson for not permit ting the house, organ of the Postal Telegraph company any longer to be distributed to the employes of the company "through the regular channels," meaning, through the mails. The Postal Telegraph organ has engaged in criticism of the proprietor of the postoffices and it seems to us that it was exhibiting a great deal of nerve in attempting to make use of Mr. Burleson's private property in disseminating its criticism. . The Postal Teh-graph company may not know that Mr, Burleson owns the postoffices., it may still regard him only as a public servant, temporarily in charge of th'j postoffices. But it ought to know better and it is its fault if it does not. - There was a time when the postoffice was a public institution and when the administration of the post oiilee department was a public trust. But that was 1 efoie the era or the epoch of Mr. Burleson. The post offices are the private property of Mr. Burleson, .lust how or when he acquired them we do not know. have never heard how much lie paid for them or Into what fund has been placed the huge sum the United States must, have received for them. But they are his and if he should die, of course, they would go to probate along with the rest of his estate. Mr. Burleson we understand, U looking to an in crease of his holdings. He took an option some months ago on the Western Villon .Telegraph company, the ' telephone companies and more recently, the Postal. He has not yet exercised these options but he is try ing them out and may decide to keep them for him self, his heirs and assigns forever. All this has strangely come about, the while Mr. Burleson was painting the beauties of government ownership. That was shrewd on his part; it diverted attention from the fact that he was converting the postoffices into private ownership. But anyway, that Is where they are, and it is his right.and privilege to do with them as ho pleases. It does not please Mr. Burleson to have them used by vicious person? for his own annoyance. If we owned the postoffices as Mr. Burleson does, we would see whether they were trespassed upon in this way or not. We certainly would not stand it to be kicked around by our own mules. That Mr. Burleson will not, only shows that he is a gentleman of spirit, dis posed to stand on his property rights. "The Producer" Atiout June 1 there will come into being a monthly publication which we believe will exert a wide in fluence, "The Producer" a journal devoted to the live stock industry of the whole country. It will be the organ of the American National Live Stock Associa tion. It was authorized at the last convention of the association and a new corporation has been formed .called the American National Live Stock Association Publishing company to direct the publication. The managing editor 'of "The Producer" will be Mr. T. AY. Tomlinson who has been the very efficient and active secretary of the American National Live S'nik Association for many years and who has been chiefly contributory to the great usefulness of that organization to the industry. His control of "The Producer" will be a guaranty of the success of it. Denver, the headquarters of the association, will be the place of publication. It is expected that "The Producer" will start with a subscription list of 5,000 the subscription price being 51a year. There are many live stock journals. There is one, we believe, in practically every state in the west and the middle west, and iThe Producer" will be in competition with none of them; will take the place of none of them. They are for the most part either devoted to certain branches of the live stock industry or are designed to serve various localities, functions which they will continue to discharge and in which they will be aided by "The Producer." The scope of the periodical has thus been outlined in the announcement of its publication: "The contents of the magazine will be as com prehensive and diversified as it is possible to make them. It will keep its readers informed from month to month of live-stock conditions throughout the world, including legislation and activities of governmental agencies, national and state. Icaring on the business; will bring tabu lated statements of imports and exports of live stock and its products, reports on receipts and prices at the market centers, and similar statis tics; will contain letters from stockmen on live stock conditions in the different sections,' and discuf sions of timely topics by practical raei; will chronicle the doings of organizations and indi viduals working for the welfare of stock-raissrs; will rublish articles on special subjects by author-, itative writers; will furnish analytical comments on the problems confronting the industry, as well as on "the more important events of the day, in so far as they atfect trade conditions; and will contain much other material of value to the stock man. Besides these technical departments, there will be pages of more general interest such as will ' appeal to the different members of the family. The magazine will be illustrated, and no pains will be spared to make it attractive in every way." General Alvarez faced a firing squad without Tear because he knew he would have1 to die sometime. We all know that, yet we are never quite ready for death. The Italians will probably not be conieut, but they will moderate their demands for all the territory adjacent to them, as a reward for their services in the war. A permanent highway system will be ot ad vantage to every man, woman and child in the valley. Opposition to it whatever there may be, will coma from those who though they will be benefitted, will not receive greater benefit than anybody else. June Thirsty is only a little more than two months away. But theoretically, we of Arizona have no inter est in that date or in the contentions of liquor people and prohibitionists regarding the enforcement of pro hibition laws. Again, theoretically we are dry. Somehow and very properly, we do not care how much money is spnt for school purposes, provided it is properly spent. ' NATION-WIDE PROHIBITION The North American hails nation-wide prohibition as the most important measure of social and economic legislation adopted since the republic was formed. It sums it up thus: Tt means a conservation of na tional wealth which within ten years will equal the colossal costs of the war. By ending a wasted ex penditure of two billions a year, it will divert that sum to the satisfying demands for necessaries and comforts of life, creating incomparably the greatest new market any legislation could opi to American industry. It will multiply the man-power of the na tion and enhance the skill of its workers, giving America a substantia! advantage over those countries which continue to carry the alcoholic burden. It will conserve vast stores of foodstuffs and other raw ma terials, ease the strain upon transportation, end a tremendous waste of fuel, and release scores of thous ands of workers for productive employment. It 'will relieve industry and labor of a heavy load due to inefficiency, costly accidents and lost working time." QUEEN OF BELGIUM HONORS U.S. WOMAN Mrs. Ernest P. BickneJL ' Mrs. Ernest P Bieknell who is is charge of a Red Cross bureau hn Paris, has been decorated by tb queen of Belgium for distinguished service. Mrs. Bieknell is not the only member of her family engaged in war work. They all seem to be busy in one branch or another. Her hus band has recently been in charge of Belgian relief work for the Red Cross and their daughters are doing canteen work. Price: Tut! Tut! A Weekly With a Hump on It." Wc ( 'over the Desert. Ariz., Apr. 24, 1919 Eleventh Trip - C. G. H, Editor . LIBERTY SONG Come "join in hand, brave Americans all. And rouse your bold hearts at fair Liberty's call No tyrannous acts shall suppress your just claim, . -Nor stain with dishonor America's name. In freedom we're born, and in freedom we'll live; Our purses are ready. Steady Friends, steady. Not as slaves, but as freemen our money we'll give." The above is quoted from The Lib erty song, written by John Dickinson in the year 1768, when the Liberty Boys were beginning to drill. At the Town Pump WIJiL HEEZANUTHER RIDE THE AEROPLANE? (aPtterned After "Mr. Hiawatha's Fishing") Some gossip in these parts of it's beginning to get warm. The real dried-in-the-sup Arizonian is just beginning to feel at home. "Well, you see it's this a-way," sez the town constable and philosopher, "they's a eertin amount o' these here guv'ment bonds to be taken up and bought by the peopul. The'aint narry a man. but what knows how many he can take and still have money left to live on. And a real American will buy all he can without any urgin' orargwin about it. The other kind o' American that aint no American a tall, but, a sneak, wont buy no how, and durned if I'd make him buy, nuther." Heard tell a new guv'ment poultry expert that's come to this neck o' the desert, by the -name of Capt. Kenney. We'come, Cap, and drop down to the ranch soon, will ya? A chipper letter from "Mac" Wil. liams on the Loz Onglaze Times carries best wishes to all his friends here abouts. No word from Chapin HalL One of the Repub's. editorial writers confided to us that when he heard that they "were going to give an aero plane ride to the largest buyer of bonds, he had a notion to go and with draw his 50-dollar subscription, be cause he wouldn't ride one of the durn things no how. Ed Peterson from down Mesa way is a new arrival from France, bringing part of a shrapnel that killed four of his companions outright and put him into the housepital for some months. If the camel's temple of torture weren't overcrowded already, we'd like to throw in some of these leather lunged ducks that greet a body on the public highways and on the street cars with, "Gee! Some class to you whereja get the new Easter rags?" Squatting on a boulder with neighbor Jones In this cotton patch last sabbath day, we commented on his nag dozing hard by over the sprouting cotton plants. "Well, sir, I turned that critter loose on- that elegint green Johnson grass by the ditch yonder," said Jones, "but he's so plagued ornery he just wouldn't tech it, but he hadda bust the rope and come over and jump all over this plowed ground. He's worsen a fly, that hoss, and what's a fly made for but to torment a man?" Prof. Socrates Long: Won't you please tell us where to send that dollar? Kdith P.: "Why desert us? The busi ness office has promised to "jar loose this week. Adams Hotel: Thanks, just the same. Forth upon the gooy asphalt On the oozy woozy highways, With his sales book made of paper, . Of good wood pulp was this paper. Forth to sell his bonds to neighbors Yankee neighbors rich with shekels, In his Jitney bus exulting. All alone went Heezanuther. On the pavements hot and burning TTe could see fair damsels passing Far ahead, and some behind him; See the classy dames, the Stenos, Like you see them of an evening. See the lonesome, strolling maidens Only now they did not linger; They were hurrying back from Noo nhour Lest the Boss would jaw their heads off, irom their bodies chew their heads off Chew their domes from off their frame work. But we wander from our storv Let's get back to Heezanuther, Setting forth to do his duty. Selling peace bonds to his neighbors. At the wheel sat Heezanuther, With his sales book made of paper. Made of wood pulp as we told you. In his bean he had a picture Of himself a-selling peace bonds To some swell perftime-ed damsel Or some maiden htdy, maybe Though he'd rather sell the former". On the back seat sat his Hoo-Doo, Sat the black jinx Mis-ter Hoo-Doo, With his Indian sign all ready To bestow upon our hero, Heezanuther yeah, our hero. ' At the corner of first avenoo Where it crosses at right angles With the street that runs across it, At right angles makes a crossing. Makes a crossing with four corners, Stood a blythe and buxom damsel, Stood, a fairy, genus Classy. Through her nose she breathed the ozone With her fan she fanned the. breezes, And her feet she stood upon them, Yes, she stood with all trimmin's. On each foot a 4B oxford, Lots of bone above her forehead. Also whalebone 'round about her Strips of steel to help along with; Pow dered was she, also painted, Penciled eyebrows, cheeks of carmine, Spots of tan where she had missed it, And she stood there on the corner Where the two streets came together, At right angles, as per drawing. Why she stood there 'tis no matter, For alongside Heezanuther In his jitney bus came chugging, With his sales book mad of paper, Made of wood pulp was this paper See our comment some lines prior. "Buy a bond," cried Heezanuther. To the maiden, Paint an' Powder; "Buy a bond, O classy damsel, Come down from bff that curbstone Be a sport and let me sell you. Of these bonds of Uncle Samule, Just a portjon even fifty." And he ope'd his paper sales book, . Took his fountain pen So-Drya. Waited vainly for an answer, Long sat waiting for an answer And repeating loud and louder, "Buy a bond, O Classy Damsel!" Quiet stood the Queen of Fairies, Fanning slowly on the curbstone, Looking up at Heezanuther Listening to his call and clamor, . His unnecessary' tumult. 'Till she wearied of the shouting, Then she said to Heezanuther: "Cut the chatter, kid, you're nutty Crank your jitney toot your fish horn Drag your tail from off this corner, From this- coner beat it pronto Ere I call a cop and pinch you ' For selling -on my corner, These here bonds of peace and vic'try." And she dragged a paper sales book, Same old sales book made of wood pulp, Dragged it our from under Somewhere 'Neath her garments bought for Easter. From his perch upon the cushion, Spoke the jinx the Ink-y Hoo-Doo, Croaked a hoist-laugh, Merry-Ha-;a, Passed it on unto our hero, Passed the Tee-Hee to our "Heeza." Then the back-lccifed Heezanutlier. Learned of every jane her corner. Learned their names and all their sec rets, How they sold their bonds of Vlct'ry, Where they found the easiest pickings, Talked with thera'where'er he met them, Called the.m "Heebanuzer's chickens." j Back to the big loan wigwam I Chugged the enlightened Heezanuther, I Turned his sales book made of Tinner. The kind that's brewed from wood pulp, Back to him who gave it. Saying, in part as follows': "Say, if you ducks expect a mere man to selltVictory Liberty Bonds, you'll have to take some of these chic and snappy lady bond sellers off the streets first, or else send me up into the hills where I will have half a chance. See?" -o One way to distinguish between the sheep and the goats on the streets these days is by the little blue button with the white "V" on it. The Last Word And if it were not for the bovs in the olive drab we very probably would be wearing a large yellow tag with a big "D" standing for Defeat, Dishonor, and Damnation. And they'd be hung on every mother's son of vs by squads of Heinies, to be worn umil the Crown Prince or some other Hun lord sitting at Washington would say. "All ri"ht. ! you can take 'cm off now." Another indication of tile superiority of the white race over the black Is seen in the way each, in its respective ele ment, dresses its children for school. We have occasion frequently to drive by the local school for colored children, and have been particularly impressed with the neatness of the youngster's dress. But, taking stock of the aggre gation of white children playing around their school house, we are amazed, not at unfortunates, rag-tagged-ness, bur. slovenliness and carelessness. Too many boys in overalls, dirty bare feet and uncombed hair. We recognize, of course, that in choosing for our com parison, we have not drawn our samplo of the whites from the ultra-superior stratum. That, hpwever, would hardly be a fair comparison. o BOND SLACKERS' CAMOFLAGE A Hardware salesman: ."So, yo;i' can't sell me any bonds. I'm goinga let some of these suckers that's been mak ing money by buying bonds at a dis count buy this issue. Besides, l'v 1 bought all I can afford to already." A Rrancher:"Nope, I ain't paid for my last one yet I'm bond poor al ready." Add another rancher, two men on the street, and a street car con ductor to the last. However, there are some with true American blood running in their veins, who. because of some very legitimate reason, cannot enjoy the privilege of buying a Victory bond. NAnd it is they alone who "know what agonies they suffer. ! The Camel's Back announces a de ! partment to handle subscriptions for I Victory-Liberty bonds. Bro.. Galland opened the pot with 100 bones. Any one ready to raise the ante? We may not have taken Lens, but our Secretary Mr. Glass will see to it that the bill for the operation is paid. Not that we have any desire to dis turb the moss on the backs of some members of the board of directors, but. it appears to us that the local "Y" would be blessed an hundred-fold if they wrere to throw the swimming tank open to the girls of the Blue Triangle even if for only one night a week. All right, the chairman of the board will entertain a motion to increase its watered stock by (how many members have you, ladies?) Why Not Bet On It and See? "Does Arizona Gambling Law Pro hibit?" quieries Wie Tombstone Pros pector. If it does, it is probably an oversight on the part of our eminent legislature, whose reputation of air tight legislation is around the zero mark. PROPOSE A NEW STATE Ste .by the papers that guv'ment agents in Kansas City have seized 24,000 dressed chickens. On the other (Knoxville Journal and Tribune) hand, its the undressed ones that ap The general assembly of the state of Pear to be worrying a Chicago mm Xew York is being asked to take the ister ,fno " Quoted in the Chu TnK tirt t , ,,-,i th ctahiiahrrnt ! as follows: "It is-almost impossible step of a new state, to be called the stale of Liberty, or some other name, and com posed of the city of New York and two or three adjacent counties. The pretext for the new state is that the city of New York has a' larger population than ail the rest of the state and that it pays the bulk of the taxes and that the upstate peoule say how the revenue shall be used. It is also said that, with a population as large as a dozen other states in the union, New York has but two representatives in the national senate, while other states combined have no greater pop ulation, if as groat as that of New York, but have as many as twenty votes in the upper house of congress. The secession of New York from the state of New Y'ork is an event for the future, the long future, if ever. In the city there is a host of loyal, true Americans. But side by side with these is also a hixtof those who are not Americans, never have been and never expect to be Americans. But let that pass. AVhen the city of New York becomes a new state the newspapers will tell all about it. It will hot be a sudden happening. for the men not to break the seventh commandment every day, . when you consider the way women dress on the streets. A man's thoughts and desires are sure to be inflamed." And speaking of inflammatory com missions and ommissions, the Mesa 1Trib. takes the precaution of heading its "local" eolyum with the warning: "In case of fire, ring Central and call 111." TEASING THE BABY STATE Still harping on the taw deal Arizona is getting from publicity experts throughout the east, a feverish speaker at a local banquet recently said: "The play 'Arizona' shows the man from here shaking the dust off his coat, and that is the general impression easter ers get of this state." Reallv. now, we simply must do SOMETHING about such libel. There aint a speck of dust in this great com monwealth, and if you have any donbts ' about it. just hop into your car and take a drive over any one of our nearby boolevards. Ask our camel he knows. SNOBBERY Snobbery stands in the way of democracy. . So we are told. And there's a lot to it. ' i Snobs and democrats (small "d") never get along. One lives to show off. The other lives to work and be real. They look at life two different ways. Democracy means a man should pay for his living by doing some sort of work that produces wealth or helps the world get through the day better off. The first and high sign by which we know the snob when we see him coming is that he always tries to look as though he never works, being a born gentleman who knows all about the eclairs and eclat of the elite. In Americanizing America, we must make the important question about a man, "What can he do?" or "What has he done?"- rather than the question, "How much has he got?" or "Where did he come from?" Every time there is a printed rumor that the negotiations may fail, profiteer sees visions and lick3 his chops. the The brewers will be able to get by if they put no more kick in their beer than they put in their patriotism. Mr. Wilson complimented the Filipinos on their "loyalty." Is it a virtue in a conquered people to be loyal to their masters? - ' THE HUM-1NNGE.R DOVERDUTV wm UL Reams'- I f HOT POKER ' 'ftffel ' HESSIAN RUM(moST STAND 2 wtCKS) OEftSEY LIGHTNIIN5 , th' Se-ttin'men 77 : .FROrENODe. ! " More and Then More Andrew Carnegie wrote of the very rich mair: "He must consider his surplus trust funds as held for the commnnity, and the best means of distribution is by giving free libraries, parks, works of art, and public institutions of various kinds." "What does my father want with more money?" John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The Carnegie quotation answers the Rockefeller Jr. qnestios. It is likely that in .the careers of men like Carnegie and Rockefeller there comes a time when the passion for money-making burns out. So many millions have been amassed that the possibility of adding a few more to the pile doesn't furnish the business interest and zest for the effort. When a man has spent years in buying anything he fancied, it is natural that he runs out of fancy, and that enjoyment of luxury is impossible to biml To want a thing, you've got to feel some sort of a need of it, some sort of craving, some degree of willingness to make effort for it.' This sort of psycho logical condition is not possible in a fellow who has got everything or who can ! get what he hasn't got by simply ordering the butler to go out and bring it in. When' your Carnegie, or Rockefeller has piled up his hundreds of miTiioiis. with the aid of robbers' cinch or Ludlow massacre, he satisfies himself with the-obsession that he is the viceregent of the Almighty in money matters; that he is divinely entrusted with vast hoards because he can spend the money better than could the multitude from which it was wrung or won. He must consider his surplus millions as "trust funds held for the community. Luxnry having palled through familiarity and the passion for the mere game of money-getting having burnt itself out, "distribution" strikes the Carnegie or Rockefeller as something new and interesting, a purpose in life when other purposes have gone stale. Of course, "distribution" of the community trust funds in the form of libraries, parks and art works that the common herd can look at .but cannot touch is the proper thing. To distribute the community fund in the shape of better wages for Standard Oil or Steel Trust employes would smack of resti tution, and there's a decided difference between distribution and restitution. To restore would be self-confession by a Carnegie of taint on his title of dis tributor by divine selection. Young Mr. Rockefeller's father, very likely, wants "more money so as to "distribute" more. "Me und Gott" has got a hold on more minds than that of the Hun kaiser. We Are Still Doing Business AT THE SAME OLD STAND Fiiircsgan & Brown Co. . DEALERS IN HIDES, WOOL, ETC. Fifteenth Avenue and th Santa Fe Tracks ,T0MIGHT At 4he GOSPEL TENT Corner Fifth Ave. and Filmore St. Evangelist Boger. will speak. Subject, "What Must I Do to Bs Saved?'-1 Special Solo, "Ninety and Nine." Illustrated.