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PAGE FOUP, CUE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN jjglgAY MORXTyfl, MAY 16, 1919 THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN PHOENIX, ARIZONA Published Kvrry Morning by the ARIZONA PUBLISHING COMPANY Ail commuujcatio.is to bo addressed lo the Company: Office. Corner of Second and Adami Streets Entered at im,. I'ostoifico at Phoenix, Arizona, as Mail Matter of tl.e Fecor.d Class J'r..:d!i,i. and General Manager Ij-vigbt B. Heard luaiaesa ilanager Chart's A. Stauffer Assistant Business Manager W. W. Knorp Kditor J. W. fc'pear News Kditor E. A. Young KUUSCIUPTION KATES IN AX VANCU T)aily and Sunday, one year $3.0 . Daily and Sunday, six months - Laily and Sunday, three months Daily and Sudnay, one month Ti TELEPHONE EXCHANGE Branch exchange connecting all departments 4331 General Advertising Representative, Robert E. Ward; Now York Office, Brunswick BuiMing; Chicago Office. Mailers Building. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS F.eceivlng Full Night Report, by Leased Wire The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to V: lire for re-publication of all news dispatches cr.-d-ilud to it or not otherwise credited l'. this ar.rj also the local news published herein. Ml right of re-publication of special dL'pttcnea hereiu are also reserved. KOTDAY MORNTNG, MAY J6, 1333 If yon don't wish a man to do a thing yon had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk the more likelv they are to do nothing else. Carlvle. What Will We Do Tomorrow? Tomorrow will be one of the turning points in the history of Maricopa county. Men and communities have one or more turning pcints. We do not move straight ahead as many suppose The way forward is always tortuous. It is important that the turn be made in the right direc tion. Are we going to remain stuck in the mud when it rains; continue to be smothered with dust when tt doesn't, and at all times to flounder along over chuck holes? We will know tomorrow. We know that there is no other county in the state with worse, more disgraceful roads than our own. No man can cross Maricopa county without car rying with him an impression that ours is the least progressive community in the state. That is the reputation we have abroad and it has done us no good abroad. People from abroad did not drive into Maricopa county for pleasure and they did not come oftener than it was necessary for them to do. We are proposing to remedy this state of affairs and will take the first step tomorrow. Nearly all of our citizens are agreed that some thing should be done. We do not suppose that any one is so much of a mossback as to want to let tilings rest as they are. But there are a few of our citizens who want, or profess to want, to do it in a different way. Each has a plan of his own which he thinks is the best, and when his plan is analyzed it is found to be one which benefits him individually. Such plans as that can never be brought into harmony with other individual plans. Thus we have many plans which are naturally unworkable with no public sentiment behind them. The plan which will be submitted to the voters tomorrow, has been carefully worked cut. It was not made to suit any individual or any psrticular neighborhood. It was made for the benefit of the whole county so that the benefits would be distributed as nearly equally as possible. There may be defects in it; every thing else human has been found to be defective so that we suppose that here and there this one might have been improved. But it is the only plan we have and we do not believe a better one could be made or agreed upon. If it should not be ratified tomorrow we will be left just where we were when the whites began 'to settle here and where we will be for some years to come We are mistaken; not quite where we are or where we will be; the ruts and the chuckholes all the time will be getting a little deeper; the "high centers," a little higher. But we will have no roads. On the other hand, if you vote right today, we will soon begin to have good paved roads; your prop erty whether it is in the country or in the towns, will take on an added value; its increase will be far greater than your share of the cost of the good roads system. Vote for yourself tomorrow. Vote for the bonds. Vote for Maricopa county if you love it. The Opposition to Penrose Though the policies of the progressive party prf- ail within the republican party, the so called regu lars (though now that distinction is not apt) out number the extreme progressives in the republican membership of the senate. We do not m?an by "e.r treme" that those members are at present irreconcil able, but we mean men who were very prominent in the progressive movement. They are the least will ing now to enter into compromises which may lo regarded as compromises of the principles they espoused seven years ago and which have in the main been accepted by the republican party. There arc other progressives who are willing to make concessions to regularity and however much they may dislike to do so. will accept the rule of the majority of a conference or a caucus. The things which now divide the republican sen ators are not principles but men. Once these dif ferences are bridged fairly harmonious action by the party in the senate may be expected. The opposition ? to Senator Penrose is largely personal. He was among the standpat leaders who were moat offensive to the progressives at Chicago In 1912. lie has never been forgiven and he has never manifested .!gr.s of repentance. His leadership as the head of an important com mittee would be most bitterly resented and would be a constant peril to the very slendrr republican ma jority In the senate. There are few other republican henators. whatever their records in the last seven years, whom the progressives could not be brought ;o accept, but not Penrose. It therefore seerns un wise to try to force him upon them. The evident strength of Penrose does net lie in lus p-rsoiiality. as the opposition to lihn largely does. A large number of the members of the majority have no other purpose than to maintain the seniority rule. We can easily see one of the advantages of that rule whose tendency is to prevent disturbing conflicts in the apportionment of chairmanships, just as the rule adopted by all well regulated barber shops pre vents confusion. But the offensiveness of Penrose to a largo mem bership is so great that even that rule should be suspended in this instance. Any rule however gen erally beneficent it may be, as a matter of policy should be set aside when it is discovered that its operation is not beneficent. The Use of Water This is an instance. And it is not a solitary one. There ought to be more of them and then there would be no apprehension of water shortages. There is a small field of wheat near Phoenix which is said by experts to be as good a "stand" as there is in the valley. It was raised by a man who a year ago knew as much about farming as he knew about agriculture as it is practiced on Mars. He knew that he did not know and lie went to headquarters for information to the county agent. Other probiems from time to time have been sub mitted to the agent or to the experts of the Uni versity of Arizona. The county agent directed this embryo farmer, this aricutturist in the chrysalis stage, to see how much wxior he could avoid using. He told him. to Irrigate thoroughly his land before planting and after a few days plant and then wait a long time be fore irrigating again. Any scientific, farmer will understand the reason for this advice but we will not go into that since this relates only to the saving of water. In due time there was another irrigation but that did Dot take place until an investigation of the ground showed no moisture near the surface. There has been no other irrigation and probably there will be none since the wheat has taken on a beautiful golden tinge and the farmer is worrying about the harvesters and the threshers. There is other wheat in that locality but none approaching: this in appearance and promise. The other fields have been flooded whenever water was available and were kept flooded as long as the water could be had. We hear mnch about the "magic touch" of water to the sands. In this country we cannot farm with out water. But there is snch a thing as too much of the magic touch too much water for good crops. Germany Must Sign In the end tbe Germans win probably sign the peace treaty. They have nothing to gain by con tinued refusal. The terms which have been uni versally approved outside of Germany can not he materially moderated. It is easy to see why any German government woold balk at accepting the terms. It would not be un natural for a government to resign rather than to sign it. Though the government is left no oilier choice, its acceptance of the treaty would be a most unpopular thing and there would be a popular belief that a stronger government would have secured bet ter terms. But if the present government or some govern ment does not sign the treaty Germany will have to set up a government for the express purpose of ac cepting the disgrace. There will probably be no renewal of the war in the event that Germany should continue stubborn. The allies have a way of enforcing the terms of the treaty, of applying a pressure that will cause stubborn-ess to give way. WILL MAKE DRIVING DEBUT IN CLASSIC fr riV? if - s " V ' - i f 1 . ir-" 1 I -lvll Kurt Hitke. Kurt Hitke, after three seasons as Ride de camp to five well known driv ers, has decided to woo fame on his own account at the wheel of a fa mous car in the 500-mile Liberty Sweepstakes on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 31. Hitke is going to "roam o'er the bricks" in a Roaraer-Druesenbere. Our own opinion Is that the reason naturalized citizens so seldom appre ciate the honor conferred on them is because it Is so easy to get. ; ! Refuse Tony's Proposition But Aarea -i to Work In His Office 3 ; But no movie villain ever had quite j such an original idea, Tonw We're not married, you see,- I sail with a : nervous laugh. "I guess I must know ! a lot more about the movies than yox, j do The plan you suggest never (works. I spoke with considerable 1 spirit. Even in this day of astonish ingly frank speech between men ana women, and even though I was a long way from being a prude, I found h:s proposition a most amazing one! I didn't care to have him amplify It. I could do that myself. Certeis was inviting me to remain in his house, and enjoy all its luxuries and privileges as its mistress, and make no return to its master. "Tony," 1 raid impulsively, "I've a pretty good opinion of the average man land woman, and ot you. and of myself, t P.ut let us consider propinquiety, ! Tony. What you ask simply can't be Idone: And now that we've arrived ai i this stage of a very ancient game, Tony, I'm going away at once!" No, you are not, most wise young lady!" he said with his best bow. "You are going to stay right here for three weeks at least. I am the one who win go away. 1 must make a trip west soon I may as well leave this week." "I mustn't let yon be so considerate of me," I insisted. "I am not quite fit to support myself, just yet. Derhans. and it's a perfectly lovely refuge you offer, but I am too worried and too restless to be happy. I need to be busy!" "Work here, then. What was it you did in the Chemical company's office filing?" he asked. "Yes, sir!" I replied with the anxious What the Service Men Did in the distribution of credit for splendid work done in the Victory loan campaign, a proper award has not been made to the service men, those boys who risked their lives in France. With an equally fine spirit of self-sacrifice they threw themselves into the campaign for the sale of the Victory bonds. They were present at the meetings, infusing patriotism into audiencea both in the city and the country and they performed earnest and telling work as "shock troops," who in the closing days of the campaign broke down the barriers of reluctance and hesitation which threatened to leave this city and county behind their quotas. It was the belief of the service men that the war was not over until it was finished, until their comrades had been brought home, and though they themselves had been discharged thev fought it out nobly. Just when we were ready to believe the whole world converted to idealism, it develops that one statesman can speak a few sentences and make a whois people mad enough to fight. A lot of Etiropean statesmen have a conviction that America's duty was finished when she got the enemy down where Europe could pick his pockets. Lloyd George says there is no disagreement among diplomats, but that there is among "experts." Not knocking the dilpomats? Karl Ilelfferich says the czar caused the war by mobilizing his troops. We were under the impression that Belgium caused it by being so little. Peace delegates complain that false news is spread concerning their activi ties. The inevitable result of keeping the public's business under a bushel. ! There are incurable diseases, but running off at the mouth mav l.e cured and respecaui air oi an applicant ior a by application of a section of brick back of the left ear. job. At tnat ne iuusutu auu baiu. Then file away to your neart s con tent. Help that stenographer in my of fice. I have to hire a dense glru lou can understand that as a member of the government secret service tnere are some things she must handle which I do not wish her to understand. Ana I can safely say she ddes not Such a mess. Straighten it out." And so it happened that 1 went to work in the office wing of Dr. Ham ilton Certeis' residence. I soon dis covered that he had only a few patients and that he didn't appear to want any. Those who came were of the towns most fashionable set, and they were admitted only by special appointment But Certeis' mail was enormous. And he proved to be a most particular bust- . T ,V.nucrlil ftf Via inciafrt fn ness man. i sorting all the letters himself. Part of them be handed to his stenographer to open, but there were always a few which he opened and answered him self. And some of it was rather shabby stuff, done in scrawly writing on soiled paper which I could not asso ciate with the correspondence of the elegant and immaculate physician. "Tony, it looks to me as if all your friends were bolshevists," I said quite carelessly one morning. Ee favored me with a glance of pro found admiration. Parents look upon precocious children Just that way. "Jeanne, you are a very clever girl," he said and he patted my hand ap provingly. "I'm sorry to disappoint you. These are just ordinary begging letters." And he dumped the pile care lessly In a drawer of his desk. (To be Continued) 'The tanks are to have an important place in the new peacetime army vt America. You may remember that Daniels abolished the navy tanks before the war. This General Strike seems to be the most popular officer The laboring classes call for him everv few davs. in Germany. The Oriental mind is a queer animal, and here we have China pretending that she can't understand why she should be the spoils of war simply becansn Japan helped lick Germany. Japan made less sacrifice of money and blood than any other power -gaged in the conflict, -and yet has a good chance of getting more out of it than the Hun himself fought for. That guarantee of "existing" territorial integrity won't do China any gool if Japan grabs all she wants before the guarantee is signed. We used to think we had something to kick about, but if we ever normal conditions again we're going to embrace 'em like a lost brother. se MORE, AND THEN MORE Andrew Carnegie wrote of the very rich man: "He must consider his surplus trust funds as held for the community, and the best meaus 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, question. It is likel that in the careers of men like Carnegie and Rockefeller there comes a tim.i when the passion for money-making burns out. So many mil lions 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 him. To want a thing, you've got to feel some sort of a need of it, some sort m craving, some degree of willingness to make effort for it. This sort of psy chological 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 hundred of millions, 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 epend the money bet ter than could the multitude from which it was wrung or won. He must con sider his surplus millions as "trust funds held for the community." Luxury hav;ng palled through familarity and the passion for the mere game of money getting having burnt itself out "distribution" strikes the Carnegie or Rocke feller as something new and interesting, a purpose in life when other purposes have gone stale. j Of course, "distribution" of the community trust funds in the form of li- j Lraries, 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 j 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- j 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 j minds than that of the Hun kaiser. Everybody has enough strength of character to quit a good habit. At any rate there will be no Hundatory control of colonies . HOW LITTLE WE APPRECIATE THE THINGS WE SEE DAILY The specialist was about to remove the bandages from a man's eyes win had been blind since birth. "What do you want most to see?" the great doctor asked. "Flowers and a home." replied the expectant one. The patient was led into a garden and his eyes bared to the light of day. As the flowers and their colorings were photographed in his brain, he stood a though turned to marble. "Oh!" he breathed, "it is wonderful, beautiful. I never dreamed sucli marvelB existed," and tears of joy rolled down his face and onto tbe grass al his feet. He was then led to another part of town, as it was growing dark. Placing him before a window, the doctor again removed the bandage and allowed him to gaze into a HOME. He leaned eagerly forward for a better look, then straightened up, and turning to his friend said, "Take me back. I can atand n more. How can I EVER become accustomed to the joys and wonders of th!f new world." NEW WARS AND NEW MAPS "O for the peace of war!" said a professional military man to an American ! correspondent at Paris. He doesn't like the business of fixing up a peace. ! And of course, the fact is that nobody ever had any fun making the map of the world over. Alexander, Caesar, Hannibal, Napoleon didn't they all take a hand at it? And didn't they all go f looey with Nemesis chasing them with : a big broom? 1 is there any harder job in the world than trying to nail down and fasten ' stiff national boundaries that insist on being fluid and changing as the drifts ! of population and the drives of economic development? i It is this very thing that is taken care of in the big outlines of the league of nations plan. It is indefinite at many points because no man or group of men can by any possibility fix the lines of the future developments of the -pa-tions small and large. In former peace meets, they drew the map they wanted and signed up the peace treaties and went homo to talk about the new map just as though the new map was for keeps and all time. Such maps have always had to be drawn all over again after new wars. "A new war and a new map," has been the slogan of the predatory auto crats of the world through past centuries. The theory of Woodrow Wilson, Jan Smuts, and the democratic proponents of a league of nations might be sum marized: "Instead of always new wars to make new maps why not try a new way for the peoples of the world to change the maps when they want to and doing it by methods of peace?" CITY BUILDS "ANNEX" TO MONUMENT TO LIST NAMES OF WORLD WAR HEROES IE n . : to h - . 5 ! w "v i r " ' ' " Hero monument at Bloomington, IU showing "Annex," small arch in rear, erected on w hich to place names of world war heroes. I he monument" erected by Bloomington, 111., citizens to honor its hero dead of the Civil War did not contain enough space for the names of the Kioomington men who feli ir. the recent war. So the novel idea of building mi annex on which to inscribe the names was conceived 04 ms You can't think of "delicious" or "refreshing" with out thinking of Coca-Cola. You can't drink Coca Cola without being de lighted and refreshed. The taste is the test of Coca-Cola quality so clearly distinguishes it from imitations that you cannot be deceived. i Demand the genuine by full name nicknames encourage substitution. The Coca-Cola Co. ATLANTA, GA.