THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1, 1920
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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
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, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1, 19U0 .
j If this be a happy new year, a year
.1 of usefulness, a year in which we
J shall live to make this earth better,
it is because God will direct our path
The New Year
We have come to the beginning of another year
;iiml from our glimpse of it at a near distance, wo
1 believe that it will be a good one. It appears to be
full of promise. We entered upon the last year, if
r.ot in gloom, in the misty half light of our emer
gence from the world war. While its terrors were .
behind us, we Imagined terrors in front of us and they
assumed most fomidable shapes. We talked of re
construction as of a thing to be made wholly of new
materials; all the old was regarded as debris to be
thrown away. And all this was to be accomplished
by mere men with all their feebleness and narrow
limitations. We forgot that there was such a thing
as readjustment; we forgot that in the history of
the world It had taken place a thousand times and
had taken place with surprising smoothness.
Dependent upon our wisdom and conscious of .
our weaknesses we may have faced the future 'with
dire misgivings. But we went about the self-imposed
task of building a new world upon the ruins
of the old and we were going to avoid the mistakes
that the Almighty had mad. We were going to do
something that he had not seen fit to do. We were ,
going to change our nature end all human nature.
And what a furore we created! And what have
been the results? .
We have accomplished but little, though much
has been accomplished. Affairs in our own country
which were disjointed are Quietly slipping back into
their proper places, with little aid from our legisla
tors and without the co-operation of noisy reform
ers. The great work of self -adjustment is going on
and will go on.
We allowed ourselves to be deceived by the up
roar created by a few bolehevists and we deceived
ourselves by the noise we made in our efforts to
exterminate them. We have been disturbed by the
high cost of living and. while running about in cir
cles, we hae been unable to see the other side, that
we have been living pretty well and have been
amply able to do so. We have not taken account of
the circumstance that there has probably been less
suffering in this country than there had been in
The end of the year found us free from epi
demics, free from serious internal disturbance, freo
from everything except the fear of some untoward
event, we did not know precisely what. And strikes
we have had, many of them, far more than had ever
occurred in a single year. But they have all been
dissipated, leaving little disturbance In their wake.
We have imagined industrial unrest to be a
portent of future disaster, whereas it appears to have
been only, perhaps, an uneasy settling movement of
what had gone before. I.t was the belated rumbling
jt a passing. Instead of the harbinser of a risin storm.
And the business of readjustment is going on.
We do not wish to be understood as having said
that it is automatic in the sense that we can have
no part in it. We all have a part in it and will per
form that part, some of us, perhaps unconsciously.
Self-interest alone will impel us to do our part and
will put us and keep us in our places.
What we have meant is that we cannot help by
employing specifies, patent methods; that new
dreams will avail nothing; that common sense alone,
which has always restored order and stabilized
things must be invoked. The less uncommon sense,
the less complicated will the task of readjustment be.
The new year is bright with hope, the brightest
in many years. We enter upon it with a running
start. There is plenty of money; there is work for
all. The fears which have held us in check in the
past have been found to be groundless and we are
free in a good old world.
Let us meet the future with clear headj, r?soIute
courage, justice to our neighbor and unfaltering de
termination to make of America a land true to the
principles of those dauntless men who made possible
the birth of the nation.
The Coming Campaign
With the opening of the new year we may ex
pect to witness a more definite lining up of the
groups of the two political parties for the struggles
in the national conventions, the eliminating trials
for the supreme contest next November. Interest
centers chiefly about republican activities for it is
popularly believed that the next president will be a
republican and that the national legislature will be
more strongly republican in both branches. All this
seems likely except in the event of an overturn be
tween the present time and the date of the prsi
intial election. Such an overturn between the pres
ent time and the date of the presidential election,
would be more likely to occur, if at all. In the repub
lican national convention than at any other place and
We believe that it will be guarded against. We
think that the party has thrown, off those reaction
ary Influences which brought about its overthrow in
1912 and that such reactionary voices as may now
ie heard In the councils of the party will be disre
garded; that there has been such a change of head,
if not of heart, of other men in leadership, that no
attempt will be made to resurrect the old regime.
Weary as the jeople are of the democratic blund
ers and weaknesses of the last sevenycars. and
turnlng'as they have done, to the republican party
for relief, popular hatred of the reaction which
reached its full development seven years ago has not
so abated that it would be accepted now.
The principles of Theodore Roosevelt are much
more firmly lodged in the hearts of the people than
they were Just after the framing of the "Covenant
with the People," and the influence of Roosevelt is
more powerful now that he has gone, than it was in
the life time of that great man. He is now the
recognized spirit of Americanism.
No candidate for the presidency on the republi
can ticket can command the united support of the
party if he should be hostile, or suspected of hostility
to that element of the party which prevailed in 1912.
Any candidate who the people believe would have
the endorsement of Roosevelt if living, would unite
the rank and file of the party.
Seven years ago there were honest differences of
opinion among republicans regarding the principles
of the progressive party. They were new, untried
and were believed by many to be untimely if not un
necessary. Many republicans believed so strongly in
the traditions of the party of Lincoln that they could
not perceive, thf.l it had undergone a change. It is
different now. The progressive principles of 19 12 have
been accepted generally by democrats as well as repub
licans. Those who hold out against them are more
clearly reactionaries than they appeared to be seven
years ago out of tune with the present times, out of
tune with the times of Lincoln only remnants of re
publicanism at its lowest ebb when it was sub
merged to be brought forth again, renewed and
Patriotism At Home
At a dinner of the New England Society in New
York last week, Governor Lowden of Illinois de
livered an address one part of which should be given
wide circulation and should be taken to heart in
every community. He said: "More and more fre
quently, the village, the town, the city finds that it
cannot maintain order without outside help. This
is one of the gravest symptoms of the times. The
primary duty of every community, every political
division, however small, is to keep Its own house in
That is, patriotism to be effective must be de
pendent upon Itself. It should not vent itself in
mere passionate utterances. An individual not rertdy
to defend his community when it is assailed by dis
order is not likely to be an effecti-e defender of his
country. That is. he is only a mouthy patriot. And
a community which refuses to make the effort nec
essary to maintain order and law and calls for state
or federal assistance the moment disorder breaks out,
is lacking something, and something material, of
The majority in every community is law-abiding
said the governor, and believes in the maintenance
of order, by force if necessary. Yet not infrequently
ia recent months we have seen cities and towns
calling for help from state and the .federal govern
ment to restore order when the community itself
was amply .able to sustain the law by its own efforts.
The lack of such self-reliance on the part of a
community is an encouragement to disorder. The
disorderly element feels, and it has a right to feel,
that - it had triumphed over the community and
forced It to call for help. Having done it once it can
do it again and when occasion arises it docs not
hesitate to rise again against the community.
But the community which puts its own house in
order and keeps it in order has administered an ob
ject lesson which is not likely to require repetition.
The disorderly element has learned a thing, that it
is not likely soon to forget. A nation made up of
such relf-reliant communities would not itself be
threatened with disorder.
Down With the Shacks
Th city commission is considering legislation to
prevent the further dotting of the landscape with dis
graceful shacks which are going up in many parts of the
town to be used for purposes of the worst kind ot
profiteering. Many that are now being built are un
fit for human habitation as are many that have been
built since the need of housing facilities in Phoenix
became acute. It is the expectation of the builders
that they can rent them for enough, so that within a
few months the rentals will amount to tho cost of
Tho evil effect upon Phoenix of this sort of en
terprise will be felt in two ways. l"t will be in the
first place the worst possible sort of advertisement
of the town. In the next place if it Is allowed to
go on unchecked these shacks will take the place ot
many decent buildings which would otherwise be
erected next yar to" meet housing needs.
The proposed legislation, it is expected will con
sist of an amendment to the ordinance relating to
fire limits, prescribing tho sort of construction that
may be within those limits.
" Any restriction that the commission can place
upon this kind of a growth of Phoenix will have the
approval of all citizens who care for the good name
and appearance of the town.
Prohibition leaves us a poverty of reforms
to be undertaken today, Good Resolutions Day. We
do not want to forswear tobacco and are ashamed to
admit by forswearing them, such . shortcomings as
wife-beating, arson, lying and burglary. Still there
Is something we can do. We can swear that we will
have neither communication nor commerce with
bootleggers; that we will not drink wood alcohol and
that we will not make an internal use of hair tonics
and perfumes. Then we shall have something, if
not much, of that martyr-like calm which comes' to
those who have made sacrifices. We cannot prop
erly observe New Tear's without making good reso
lutions of some sort.
So lately robed in joyous green;
That only yesterday were blue;
That sting and roughly flaunt their power;
A silver mist in summer's warmth a dew.
; Wild geese.
That northward flew in spring.
To marshes under sunny skies have fled:
Stand bare and restless in the wind
That chants a dreary dirge,
For summer that- Is dead.
Skinny, the Vag You gotta have your nerve
wif you. Nobuddy'll give you more'n you ask for.
Fatty, the Gaycat Sometimes. I just now ast a
dame fer a glass of ice water an' she turned de hose
on me. Houston Post.
"Rather an angular model you sent me."
"Won't do, eh?"
"I fear not. I'm not ' illustrating a work of
geometry." Louisville Courier-Journal.
Price: Tut! Tut!
C. G. H, Editor
. Driving by Felix ranchero, we ob
served that the swarthy peon was
using a large American flag for part
of his chicken fence. We pulled up the
old mare and ambled to Felix' front
gate. Our visit brought an abrupt halt
to the boisterous playing of some
couple of dozen of Felix' offspring
romping around the yard, and biought
two sulln looking womenfolk to the
door. The bis saw in the father's hand
paused in the midst of a stroke.
-Anson, come here!" we called to a
boy of ten years the only English
speaking mortal on the place,
"Wat you want?"
"Anson," we began," when you went
to school didn't the teacher ever tell
you what that (pointing to. the out
raged flag) is?"
"Well, listen to me now. That is the
American flag the flag of the United
Si si "
"Now, ask your father if he doesn't
know that that is the American flag."
The boy turned and spoke a string
of Mex. The father answered in a few
words, shrugged his shoulders and
pointed toward the river. Translating
the remarks, tho lad said:
"He say he don' know whose flag he
is he say he find it clown the river."
BIT, BABY. BUY!
"Henpecked" writes in to ask if any
body in the audience can beat this
Christmas gift story:
He bought a bathrobe for his wife
at a figure around $15.00. (We take It
he refers to the figure on the bath
robe.) It didn't fit as well as hoped
for, and so Friend Wife took the gar
ment down to exchange it. She re
turned home from her exchange raid
with a bathrobe that fitted and was
more becoming. And for the differ
ence in price she brought home a really
attractive hat and fifteen cents in
Last week's copy for the C. B. went
down to the composing with the fol
lowing dateline: "Christmas, 1919."
You may have noticed tha it came
out: "Dec. 25. '10". Yet we are urged
to preserve our sunny disposition. .
of the fence
will you be
The price is
for the year.
Beginning January 2d, 1920,
Pay Cash and Carry Home and Save Money
Very Best Corn, 2 lb. can, at
Pasteurized Milk, per quart
Quail Brand Peaches, 2 lb. can, at 30c
I will present to each and every lady a preesent on our opening day.
We want to extend our appreciation to our p atrons for the past year, and hope to receive
your patronage for the year of 1920. ,
IKjgTim LINE TOHSiSmjtg;
Weekly With a Hump on It. We Cover the
Ariz., Jan. 1, '20
Will You Help
Buckeye. Ariz., 12-24-'19.
Editor Camel's Back,
Whatever you may have concluded
about my case I do not know, but I can
diag. my own case; to this day I never
ree'd. either copy of your "Poetry Edi
tion" you undoubtedly mailed me, as
a friend told me. You replied to me
through your columns saying "You'd
mailed two copies". Sorry, very sorry,
I never ree'd. them.
At this late date would it be pos
sible for you to supply your "Poetry
Edition", also one in which your ans.
to my THREE requests for it ap
peared. Would be a number some time
p. June, I think.
Enclosed you'll find 2-oc stamps for
Mrs. Lizzie Tucker Oliver,
R. F. D. Star Route,
With the holiday season at its
height this village and hereabouts
has been chock full of merriment, good
wishes, and bills now due.
Ye ed., i.long with the rest of the
hired hands on The Republican, feast
ed on a Christmas turkey, kindness of
the owners and publishers.
Many of us had given up all hope
of ever seeing uch a bird on our
platter again, and many are the
Thanks also are clue to some un
known wit who sent us a package of
dainty ribbons and silky nothingness.
labeled: "A Camels-sole lor me
Camel's Back." We fear there is some
thing wrong with the spelling. .
Neighbor Spear is having his hoss
less carriage painted, and took us
down to see the Job, but until we ride
in the thing we fail to see how we
can pass on the work.
Now, may it please the court. Ye Ed
admits, as set forth in the above com
plaint, that he did instigate and caused
to be published the first annual poetry
edition of the Camel's Back, which said
publication occurred some time last
spring, in the year of our Lord, 1919.
Admits that, at a tune prior to the said
publication, he received through the
mails a request from complainant for
two copies of said edition, which copies
he placed in the Phoenix postot'fice ad
dressed to the complainant and
stamped with the stamps she for
warded. Admits that, at numerous, various
and sundry times before and after the
publication he received from complain
ant additional requests for copies of
the edition, notwithstanding he had
mailed her copies as set forth above.
Alleges, and stands ready to prove,
that in answer to these requests, he
notified her through the cols, of the
Camel's Back, that the Spring P. E.
had been printed and copies had been
And that following the last of such
notifications, he had no further re
quests for copies from complainant for
months and months and months. And
that during that time he enjoyed quiet
and peace of mind and rest on the be
lief that somehow, by som wild
chance, the Buckeye mails had func
tioned and she had received her copies
complained of. And the last vestige
of apprehension lest the requests
should be renewed, were swept away
along with the bridge over the Agua
Fria. the sole connecting link from 'lere
to Buckeye. But now the state en
gineer has repaired the bridge. And
now the requests are renewed. And
now is worry with is again. And now
does the engineer know what kind of a
cuss he is. And now are we in pos
session of 10 cents in stamps, and now
do we call upon our reader to find for
us a copy of our spring poetry edition
and' send them to us and get the
Grandma Lydia Met, she is S2
vears old and took the first prize for
knitting at the state fair, is reported
recovering from a sick spell.
It is around this time of the year
that we have to go the rounds of the
town shops, and as we back on the ex
perience we are moved to ask Mr.
Goldwater how ho happened to get so
many attractive and efficient sales
women under the same roof.
Lou Galland and "Mac" Macatee,
the w. k. Tucsonian, were pleasant
visitors at the ranch Sunday.
Many p. c's. In this vicinity were
gyped roundly by a fiend in human
form who based his fraudulent scheme
on the truth in the aclvt. slogan: "The
With the building program calling
for a milyundoller lodging house, a
shrine, a new chamber of commerce
bldg., a cathedral, the completion
of the Deaconess hospital a home for
the Repub., and many others, this vil-
lage will resound with the ring of the
hammer throughout the coming year.
Provided some folks don't get fool
ish and precipitate strikes, lockouts,
When a young man wins a tea set
in a raffle, foplish roumers begin to
fill the air.
.When "Black Jack" Pershing comes
to town, it is suggested that the vil
lage show him its monument to its
soldiers living and dead.
Avoid a revolution" in tho home by
subscribing to the Camel's Back.
Peace by January 6? Have they in
terviewed capital and labor on that
713 North Second Street
E. O. PETRO, Prop.
THE Ul&T Wj
THEY DON'T MIX
Happy New Year
Hoppy Near Beer.
It is a safe bet, nevertheless, that if
this great and glorious country sur
vives a Oo.uceatert New Year, follow
ins hard upon the more or less "dry"
Christmas, the cause of the wets is
lost for aye ar.d for evermore.
Ruined homes, heartbroken wives
and mothers, and suffering childre:;
are what put the prohibition amend
ment across. And it is the Christina
and New Year spirit that emphasize!
sorrow or happiness in trie nonie.
(From The Repub's. Church Co'.t
The Central Methodist Church. Vit
church with a heary welcome. Etc.
An item published by one of our
valued contemporaries anent the re
moval of the supreme court to its new
quarters at the capitol, says in part:
"The court will occupy most of th
second floor of the new addition and
the beautiful new courtroom has been
built on this floor."
Vrtii- Eic :l in:itt V llf f.l'-t. th
"beautiful" new courtroom reposes op
troom reposes op
e third floor. A1
have been told lj
ession, is the fir I
tno. second nan. oi me num. nu.i .
curacy, as you may hav
members or the proress
word in tne reporter
And as for the adjective "beautiful"
Well, as Florian Slapey might re
mark. "Tlia's everything wat that they
c'otroom is but".
'Member the girlhood game with thn
rubber ball, where we started out
with, "One, two, buckle my shoe"? And
'member how, when we got to 19. 2U.
we rimed it with "My tummy
empty"? Quite appropriate for this
new year, eh?
"On any theory of this life, there is
an element of absurdity in it. some
thing in ourselves at which we must
laugh and the laushter is both wise
and wholesome." Anon.
Certain of the victims of the la
mented Mr. Tarnowsky, wljose predic
tions of relief from the Ideal drouth
failed to materialize, might have done
worse than to ponder on the above bit
of philosophy. It takes a good sport
to join in the Cierimeiu when tho
laugh is on himself.
Another Head In The Dough.
(From The Republican Wastebaskct)
giendale works fast to make
other towns of state
giendale works fast to make
town most attractive place
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