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TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 6, 1919
llcwho loses wealth loses much; lie
who loses a friend loses more; but lie
who loses his courage lqses all.
. WHAT HAVE WE DONE FOR THE WAR?
As the Victory loan is moving haltingly we may
review our part in the war, the part of us Americans
who were not pacifists and pro-Germans,
We went into a rage when we heard of the
sinking of the Lusitania. We cried out with horror
against German atrocities in Belgium.
There were none of us so mean and stingy who
would not wave a flag if we could beg, borrow it or
. There were none of us so weak-spirited that we
ceuld not cry "To Hell with Germany!" or "Damn
. It cost us nothing but wind, and we had no end
of that, to "hip, hip, hurrah!" and whoop it up for
freedom and democracy.
We tirelessly ran around in circles and rather
regretted the signing of the armistice which deprived
us of further excuse for circuitous endeavor.
We were altogether a very patriotic people.
J " We never flinched except now and then when we
were touched in the tender region of the pocketbook.
The frenzy into which we had wrought ourselves
was all right as a frenzy. It showed that we did
not approve of the Germans.
It was a privilege in which as Americans we had
a right to indulge and it was all right so far as it
It would be a cause of shame to any American
if he did not get mad at the Germans or feel mad at
them whether or not he loudly expressed his rage.
But if no American had done anything more than
to get mad and tell the world he was mad, America
would not have proceeded far in the war.
If all Americans had vented their patriotism in
acts which cost them nothing, things would be quite
different from what they are.
The Germans would be at Versailles, we suppose,
as they are today; perhaps in London and maybe in
Washington, telling the allied peace delegates where
to sign on the dotted line.
Then in a little while we who had been carrying
on the war so inexpensively with wind and noise
and flag waving and oratory would be commanded
We would not be asked to buy interest bearing
bonds only to produce to the last penny.
Then we would have had something to be mad
about, but we would have had what was properly
coming to us.
Seme by their refusal to do anything against the
Germans worth while deserve such a punishment at
the hands of the Germans.
But they have escaped it through the sacrifices
of our soldiers and through those of their more
The only punishment they will suffer will be the
weak lashings of their own anaemic consciences and
the scorn and contempt of their neighbors.
They will have a place while they live along
with the slackers, the deserters and the professional
pacifists. A pronounced pro-German will be more
See the skulker, the slacker, in the cartoon on the
first page this morning. Do you want to join com
pany with him?
If not, buy a Victory bond today. Buy as many
of them as you can afford. Buy all you think you
can pay for by saving.
whether great undertakings will be begun or will be
delayed indefinitely. Phoenix will be affected the
same as all other parts of the country.
Among the things that will be settled will be
whether money can be borrowed for needed improve
ments; whether a farmer can count upon aid in har
vesting his crops and holding them for the market;
"whether a citizen can get money to build a house:
whether a merchant or a manufacturer can secure
aid from his bank to expand his business. So far as
concerns our material progress, we believe this will
be the most determining week in a half century.
Some weeks ago we touched upon this subject.
A New York bank after a careful consideration of an
Arizona project involving the expenditure of about a
million dollars said that it had found by investiga
tion that the project was a worthy one and that the
investment promised profit. But the bankers said
they could do nothing until after the Victory loan
campaign was over.
That news item set u sthinking. If any consider
able part of those billions required by the government
would have to be furnished from accumulated capital
there would not be more than enough left to carry
on the ordinary business of the country and none at
all left for new enterprises, new business.
There would, of course, be as much money in the
.country as ever but it would not be available in the
shape and the sums needed. It would be in circula
tion or deposited in thousands of banks to the credit
of hundreds of thousands of persons. That is, it
would be dissipated. It would take a long time for
savings to accumulate and reach the money centers
where it would be available, '
And here we may digress for an instant merely
to speak of the folly of those economists who think
that there ought to be no money centers, where money
is withdrawn from circulation; who think it ought
always to be kept scattered and moving aimlessly.
The other day this matter was brought closer to
us by the experience of a farmer of this county, the
owner of an improved and unincumbered farm. Ha
needed $4,000 and had no doubt he could get it for
the asking. He called at the bank with which he wai
accustomed to do business. He was told that though
the bank had plenty of money, it could not at present
make the loan. It would have to wait to see what it
would be required to do in the matter of the Victory
Informal, but Grand and Genuine
The welcome of the boys of the 153th on Sunday
night was informal. It was not a cut and dried affair,
f Jut when such a large part of the population was
brought out at eleven o'clock at night, when three
streets leading to the railway station and all the side
streets were jammed with automobiles for blocks,
there was an apparent spontaneousness and genuine
ness of greeting that no formal affair could have
There were to be no speeches. The crowd had
not gathered to hear oratory. It would not have
listened to it. It was there only to see the boys and
to cheer them but not with raucous cheers. It was
altogether too solemn a moment. '
As the crowd was pressing against the ropes
which the police reserves had stretched, with necks
craned for the first burst of the headlight of ths
home-coming train, some one said, "There doesn't
seem to be much enthusiasm in this crowd." Of
course not Not that kind of enthusiasm which ex
presses itself in wind and noise. The mothers an4
fathers and brothers and sisters and sweethearts who
were gathered there were not at all enthusiastic.
Enthusiasm Is not an emotion. It is only a show, and
often a false show, of an emotion, something near
the surface. The emotion the relatives of the boys
felt was deeper and it was shared by the thousands
who were there not expecting relatives. For them
the mere sight of the boys, their presence, was
No such genuine reception of the boys could have
been arranged by a thousand citizens' committees
working day and night for a week, as this one which
A Momentous Week
This is a much more momentous week than most
of us think. WiUiln this week, will be determined
the material progress that will be made in the nation
w ithin the next year or two. It will be settled wheth
.'i many thousands of men will have jobs or not,
Concerning the Bluff
It was the general belief that Italy was indulging
in a bluff when her delegates to the peace conference
withdrew from Paris; that when they saw that they
would not be missed they would return and accept
what they could get in lieu of what they had asked. (
That view of the case was helped along by ob
viously foolish dispatches from Paris to American
newspapers that Italy would not be urged to return.
We hardly believed that any sane person connected
with the conference would authorize a statement of
that sort which could only be regarded as another
Anyway, Italy has not only been invited but
urged to return. A special envoy sent by the British
premier has visited Rome to induce the Italian dele
gates to resume their places in the conference.
The word "bluff is frequently used loosely and
without understanding as we shall illustrate by a
reference to a pastime in which the ungodly some
times indulge. The "bluff in that game is supposed
to be an attempt to deceive a neighbor as to the value
of an"inadequate "hand," a show of confidence which
he does not feel. Thus one may "bluff" with a "bob
tail flush" or with nothing in sight. The quality of
the bluff diminishes as the value of the hand increases.
It can hardly be said though that one ii bluffing with
four aces and he certainly cannot bluff with a "royal
Italy of course was not in the impregnable posi
tion of the holder of a royal flush. But it was evi
dent that the Italians felt confident that if they could
not win, they could break up the game, so that they
would not be losers. Therefore their departure was
a first grab at the stakes in which they felt reason
ably sure they would get more than their share.
They left the conference in a rather embarrassing
situation especially for France and Great Britain,
both of which were bound by a solemn compact not
to make a peace with Germany without the consent
and signature of all the parties to the compact.
What inducement has been offered the Italians
to return we do not know beyond the hint that the
signers of the treaty will be qualified to participate
in the division of the German colonies, but we will
await with interest the settlement of their claims
across the Adriatic something which was left in
the air by their departure.
SO SAY WE ALL
LEAGUE IS URGED
Dr. Fort Newton.
Dr. Fort Newton is firm in his be
lief that there should be a post-wai
Church League, Dr. Newton is the
American pastor of the famous City
Temple in London which so many
'housand3 of American visit
P Copyrighted lQlQhy th H I
,;. Washington Star.)
' Do you understand the League of Nations propo
sitions?" "I think so."
"Would you mind explaining them?"
"I'll feel better if I don't try. I only said I think
I understand. AVhenever I get to explaining I have
my doubts whether I do or not."
I Dream of Burglars and Waken to
Meet the Real Thing
As the lock of the door clicked behind
Tommy, I realized that I was absolutely
alone, and free, and independpnt, and
not responsible for any one in the world
but myseif, and better yet, nobodv was
worried by any responsibility about
me! From a feminist standpoint, the
situation seemed ideal. -1 was "on my
own" to a degree which many an am
bitious woman would have envied.
I hummed a popular air as I sur
veyed the shelves of the grovery store
and set myself to choose a little supper
from that grand array of carefully se
lected viands the best in the town. I
felt as if a hotel bill of fare was being
"demonstrated" for me.
Finally I decided upon a classic feast,
one which has been popular the world
around since man lived upon it. I would
have some bread, cheese and fruit
only 1 took crackers instead of the
The choice being off my mind, I no
ticed that I was singing "There's a
Long, Long Trail" and 1 stopped in
uie miuuie oi a v.oru. mats. such a
depressing song. It always makes me
cry. And being perfectly independent
and the master of one's fate isn't al
ways, as fine as it sounds.
"Oh, la! la'" I sighed as I skirmished
for my provender. Under the counter
of the creamery department was a huge
black cat. I gathered Puss under one
arm, carried him up to the rest room,
and deposited him on the couch. He
seemed to like my company. -1 was
glad he did.
After my lunoh I considered my at
tire. Plainly a sleeveless chiffon frock
trimmed with spangles was not appro
priate, for setting up housekeeping in a
grocery store. And I knew it was i ate
unnecessary when I considered the
girls' lockers. Having worked ii wn
town myself, once upon a time, I 1 new
very well what the lockers held. Many
girls have a habit of shopping at noon.
and ciianging old things for new in the
office dressing rooms, expecting to take j
the discarded garments home some-
times! 1 didn't investigate I knew I j
could find anything in tnose lOCKers
anvthing except an engagement ring.
I cudiiied down on the rest room
couch. It was very comfortable and
the black cat purred soothingly beside
me. Eut of course I couldn't sleep.
The ghosts of disagreeable thoughts
crowded each other and raised a tur
moil in my mind. I was haunted by
sorrow for Eloise, harrowed by my
husband's neglect, confused by Serteis'
devotion, alarmed by a new dread of
hira, distressed because I couldn't tell
Tommv of my gratitude. I dozed off
wondering how I was ever to get the
jewels out of the hold of the U-boat
now that I was "dead" to Jimmy-boy
and all the Ix)rimers..
And then I dreamed of burglars, and
saw Bob grappling with one, and they
went down together, and a box of
gorgeous jrems was shattered on the
f'oor, and then 1 saw Bob unmask the
man and it was Ur. Certeis!
t .... ; iiflHonlv nnfl listened.
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Then I crawled to the small windows
which opened from the rest room on
the mezzanine floor, and gave a view
of the store below. I lifted up a corner
of the gray linen curtain. My dream
was partly true! ' .
trap door next the soda fountain
was opening in a mysterious way.
Through it came a man's head and
shoulders. He came up so slowly,
looked around 30 cautiously it was
terrifying. His mate followed him.
They moved rapidly and without a
sound toward the stairs.
As I thought of the money-box hid
den under my cloak, I regretted the silly
impulse which had made me take
charge of it.
If the thieves could get a little mon
ey, they would go away quickly. But
w-ithout it what?
(To be Continued)
Slaughter of the Jews by Ukrainians doesn't indicate so much hatred of
the Jews as love for what the Jews have in their shops.
When the allied artillery opens upon the Bolshevik forces, the bewhiskered
Slav doubtless thanks his God that we are not really at war with him.
Exports in March were valued at JGOo.OOO.OOO, but at present prices it
doesn't take much to be worth that.
Senator. Hitchcock cabled Wilson that the entire country now favors the
league. We think so, too, and we know as little about it as Hitchcock does.
Mexico City thinks General Blanquet is dead because it has photographs of
his dead head. We have dead-heads in this country who are live ones.
Before adopting this mandatory plan, better wait and see whether Eng
land makes hers stick in Egypt.
Lynn, Mass., is planning for a free street car sen-ice. Fine. We are mak
ing process. The next stop is municipal free meals.
Kansas reports a prospect of the greatest wheat crop in her history, part
of it sympathy for the world's hungry and part of it J2.56 a bushel.
Marshal Foch has been asked to tell the conference what to do in case the
Huns refuse to sign. We can tell 'em. Encore the marines.
What we can't understand is how the Huns overthrew the Letts at Libau
without let or hindrance of the British warships in the harbor.
Wages Will Stay Up,
Better Build Now
BY SECRETARY W. B. WILSON
Of the Department of Labor
(Written for The Arizona Republican)
The processes of reconstruction will be greatly facilitated and the return
to industrial and commercial activity will be greatly speeded by the exercise of
confidence on the part of all our people.
with a world-wide demand coming for our products there will be greater
acmand for labor than we have ever had in the past. That
Is the belief of almost evervon with whom I have talked on '
IS""" " I this subject, employers and men of large business.
tions. I believe only a short-sighted employer would seek
to bring about lower wages. It is almost certain that wage
earners will resist any attempt to reduce their pay, and be
cause of the higher wages they have enjoyed during the last
few years they arc now in position to engage in a struggit
against wage-reduction which would be prolonged and
From the employers' side, tremendous loss would be oc
casioned through strikes by the disruption of his organiza
tion, leaving him at great disadvantage in competing for
business when the period of intense industrial activity
Most employers have the vision to see these facts. On
the world horizon they sec demand coming for their pro
ducts from every quarter. They see the great South Amer
ican continent with its doors open waiting for us. They see the need of our
products in the rebuilding of devastated France and Belgium. Eastern Europe
and the Orient beckon to us and the vast potentialities of unhappy Russia are
a promise of the future.
Signs for Confidence
These signs should inspire our people to confidence. The wage-earner
and the salaried employe, no less than the manufacturer and business man,
should face the future and bend to the tasks of the present with resolute
This confidence, so greatly needed at this time, can be shown in a most
substantial way by the workers in exercising determination to own their homes.
The nation-wide movement for home-owning now under way should com
mend itself to even' thoughtful person. Its first effect will be to provide a
powerful impetus to industry, giving employment to building trades and to mi:!
and material workers, and contributing stimulus to all lines of business.
But it is to the individual himself who undertakes the purchase or build
ing of a home that the greatest advantage comes. Aside from the sentimental
value in owning a home, there is a sense of security in a deed to ace of
j real estate that no other possession can give. The home owner has a stake in
me community m wnicn ne lives.
Reward of Thrift
It may call for the exercise of frugality, industry and even some self-sacri
fice, but the reward is worthy of the efforts put forth.
.Before undertaking the building or purchase of a home the worker is in
terested in knowing with as great a degree of certainty as possible the pros
pects of steady and remunerative employment. Some facts in our recent his
tory bearing upon the labor market may prove instructive.
In nearly all lines of industry and commerce there has been a depletion of
stocks. The shelves are empty, and they have to be filled to their normal busi
ness weight. The supply of labor is not as ample as might be thought on off
hand examination of the question. t
Before the European war came, the United States was admitting from all
nations of the world approximately 1,200,000 aliens annually, who were used in
the development of our industrial enterprises. Of these 490,000 returned,
leaving us a net gain of 800,000 aliens. That makes 3,200.000 of a shortage up
to the present time, due to the fact that since the coming of the war those
wno nave gone out have equaled those who have come in.
Where Labor Has Gone
The development of our shipbuilding industry has taken from other em
ployments nearly 500,000 workers. We took 4,000,000 from peace-time pursuits
and sent them into the trenches and the training camps. The best that we
can hope for i3 that 3,000,000 of them may be demobilized at the end of the
calendar year. Thus there will be. more than 4,000,000 workers less than the
usual supply under normal conditions, but there is also the possibility, Indeed,
almost the certainty, of an increase in the demand, for the reasons I have out
lined in the beginning of this article.
Here, then, is the prospect which the worker who is scanning the future
with a view to determining upon owning his home may reasonably count upon;
A shortage of 4,000,000 workers in the usual supply under normal condi
tions; an awakening of commerce and industry through development of world
trade that challenges our best efforts, and arising demand for labor as Ameri
can business extends its connections to the market of the world. K
These conditions carry assurance of steady and remunerative employment.
The supreme need now is confidence; the will to go ahead and do.
The difference between the soviet system and Bolshevism is the difference
between a good democrat and a drunken anarchist.
Men everywhere have -the inalienable right to try any form of government
that doesn't conflict with the Ten Points Moses brought down from the
"High Turkish official hanged for Armenian massacre." All right. Here's
our precedent for the kaiser, the original cause of the world war massacre.
When a Communistic orator finishes a speech, he thinks he has failed if
the crowd doesn't murder at least six property owners.
Over here a strike means to stop work. Over there it means to begin
It is reported that the French will be given the Saar valley region in
perpetuity. That's the way the Hun had Alsace and Lorraine.
Lloyd-George started back home the day before the Italian and Jugo
slav question came up for decision. You can't tell us. That man has a brain
like a whale.
Everybody is getting nervous about the prospect of an uprising of the
people. Rats. We're all "the people" over here.
You couldn't put much pep in a social revolution in a country in which the
chief class distinction is the size of tires.
The European style of recall settles everything except the disposition of
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Efficiency and Economy in
May be obtained by adding a few inexpensive kiteh-
en necessities to your present line of kitehen ware.
Did you ever fiddle around trying to get a little salt
out of a quart jar with a teaspoon and finally knock
, the jar off the shelf and break it and lose a nickle's
worth of salt? Why not hang a wooden salt box on
the wall with a lid to keep your salt clean, and
where it Tvill be handy?
We sell a 25c bpx for your salt, X8 C
Do you remember how hard it was to roll that last
pie crust out with the milkman's milk bottle?
Suppose you purchase a Kn
wooden rolling pin for
How provoked you were the last time you cut bread
or meat on the kitchen table and your knife went a,
little too far. and cut a long gash iu that white oil
. A small meat or bread board . "I J?
will cost you only XtJC
Possibly a knife and fork box would save you a little
time and trouble.
Buy one or two v X8C
These are just a few useful low priced things we
keep on our household and woodenware tables. The
next time you are at our store look them all over.
You will find some other things that you have been
intending to get ever since you got married.
We will just mention a few here.
50c upright wire
gas toaster ."
20c kitchen IKp
knives . -LJv
KMis 23c, 48c, 73c
Spoons : VKj
25c Soap IQn
Shaker : xo
Among other things you will find dust pans, can
openers, scrub brushes, cotton gloves, fly swatters,
carpet beaters, egg beaters, iron handles, etc., and
all at lower prices.
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