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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN. PHOENIX. MONDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 5. 1921.
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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
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MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 5. 1921
F aith is letting down our nets into
Vie untransparent deeps, at the Di
vine command, not knowing what we
shall take. -Faber.
An Editorial Error
Editors are not always as wise as they are some
times held to be or as they think they are. Editors
t the London Times, though, have been thought from
tha time of Walters to be oracles of wisdom. Mr. H.
Wlckham Steed, the present editor of the Times, in
a public speech in New York on Saturday, gave a
display of gross Ignorance of not only an American
situation, but of our fundamental law. We are al
ways, though, apt to wander into error In speaking
of the affairs of our neighbors.
Mr. Steed declared among other things that the
United States had lost credit by "repudiating the
Versailles treaty and dishonoring the signature of
Its legal representative," an act which he estimated
to be "one of the most flattening events in the moral
history of the world."
But our constitution provides for just that sort of
thing. It is true that it seldom happens. It is not
often that we have had occasion to dishonor the sig
nature of a legal representative, that is, an American
negotiator of a treaty. As a matter of fact, we have
in a strict sense no such legal representatives; that
is, no one with a power of attorney to bind the
nation by his act in agreeing to a treaty, tie may
negotiate a treaty but he usually takes pains to ascer
tain before affixing his signature, whether the treaty
is likely to be approved by tha only power the
Ignited States senate which may make the treaty
effective. In this case our "legal representative''
neglected to ascertain that.
In monarchical countries generally, the ratifica
tion of a treaty Is a prerogative of the crown. The
legislature has only an indirect influence which is
usually exercised only when there Is an appropriation
of money to carry out the stipulations of' the treaty.
So in Mr. Steed's country the ratification of the treaty
of Versailles was a foregone conclusion, though the
I Covenant of the League of Nations feature of it was
made the subject in parliament of a debate which be
came largely jocular. . .
But in the United States, treaty-making is in
two different branches of the government. It is not
assumed that every treaty negotiated will be ratified
unless there has been a definite understanding in
advance between the two treaty-making branches.
In the case of the Versailles treaty there was no dis
cussion between the two branches. The "legal rep
resentative" declined a discussion and went his heed
less way. When he returned with the treaty he found
the door locked against It.
Mr. Steed errs again in the statement, "We had
to take President Wilson at his face value which at
that time was not far from being his true value."
We are not sure that we understand the meaning
of the latter clause. It may mean that Mr. Steed
believed that at that time Mr. Wilson, though not
empowered by the constitution to bind the nation,
represented the popular sentiment of the nation.
We have no way of knowing jwhat part of the senti
ment he actually represented then, but we know that
at the first opportunity for an expression of senti
ment, it was found to be overwhelmingly dissentient.
Nor do we think that Lloyd George. Clemenceau
and Orlando made any mistake as to the face value
of our legal representative. It was rather immaterial
to them whether the United States ultimately became
a party to the treaty. It was enough for them that
it should be made effective by their signatures and
that of Germany. They were concerned only with
tha provisions of the document and it was in framing
tha provisions that they, found our "legal representa
tive" an obstacle which they overcame by yielding
to his notions concerning the League of Nations, about
which they did not care much one way or another.
No doubt they were glad to find him so concentered
on that.
Whether as "legal representative" Mr. Wilson was
at Pr or below was nothing to them. They were
concerned, since he was there, in gaining his assent
to the provisions they wanted in the treaty. They did
not care how much else was put into it or what the
fate of it would be when it was introduced to America.
the bare-legged, skin-clad ancestors of the gentleman
were chasing wild hogs over the bogs of Western
Europe, mine were receiving the law amid the light
nings and thunders of Sinai."
Japanese objections to the limitation program,
both to the Hughes plan and to the proposals for the
disposition of the Chinese and Pacific questions,
have been far less vigorous than we had expected.
The Nippon delegates appear from the very outset to
have grasped the spirit of tha conference. If they
have hesitated at any time, it has been in deference
to national opinion which has been backed by national
pride.
It is not unnatural that they should protest
against frowning fortifications in the Pacific which
could only be interpreted by them as a precaution,
against Japan. There seems no need of these pre
cautions. We do not believe that we were ever in
any real danger of an armed conflict with Japan,
and if we were, that danger will be diminished, K
not entirely removed by any amicable arrangement
that may be reached in this conference.
Japan evinces a disposition to yield to the 5-5-3
plan for the limitation of naval armament. We are
pleased to learn that the earlier insistence ot Japan
for an increase of ratio, was based only on national
pride and not on a supposed need of national security.
There would have been no harm, with the consent
of he other powers, in granting that increase. The
chief reason for sticking to the Hughes plan was "t
it had been carefully worked out, that it was fair
and that Is preserved the relative status of the powers.
Japan
tf Janan wants nothing else but full recognition
member of the "Big Five," there ought to be
nothing in the way of an early and successful end of
tha limitation of armament conference with an accom
plishment of more than we had dared to expect.
There is no reason why it should not be granted
in the most unmistakable terms, for the fact is,
whether it is formally recognized or not, that Japan is
one of the great nations of the earth, though the
newest in that role.
As a military power it may be said to rank third.
No ether nation has made in so brief a time such
progress in what we call western civilization as Japan
ha., done. It has covered in a few strides the ground
over which we have groped painfully through cen
turies. Japan Is not now inferior, only different, and
-erhaps always will be different, for it has come by
hat it has of western civilization in a different way.
We, that is Europeons, for we are of European stock,
emergeu slowly out of barbarism. Japan made a hur
ried excursion from an ancient civilization which in
cluded forms of culture and art, which have not yet
been displaced but to which have been added such
couisitions as have been made of Western culture.
We cannof reproach the Japanese with inferiority
without provoking a retort similar to that which
. r. Benjamin. United States senator from
' ' to u member who spoke slightingly
ncestry. Benjamin invited a comparison of
' nl f l0C'i of both, saying in substance, "While
Whet Every Husband Knows
-By Herbert Johnson
Fire Resulting from Friction
A Mr. Dabdoub of Nogales, this state, finds him
self afoul of the law. He is, or was, a merchant, a
proprietor of a stock of goods of a value which lie
estimates as ranging from J55.000 to $60,000, but
the exact value ot which cannot be ascertained by
Inventory or appraisement since nothing remains of
the stock but ashes. He was arrested on Saturday
for arson.
The only basis outsiders' have for an estimate of
the value of the stock consists of the figures Mr.
Dabdoub gave to the assessor last spring in which
he placed the worth of his merchandise at, as we
recall,. $9,000. It is hard for the Insurance companies
and the authorities of Santa Cruz county to believe
that Mr. Dabdoub actually quintupled his holdings
within so. brief a time .
Even after making an allowance for a degree of
modesty which restrained him from a vainglorious
exhibition of his wealth to Ihe assessor and most of
us are modest in the presence of that functionary.
there is still too wide a margin between any reason
able taxable valuation of those goods and the claim
which has been made upon the insurance companies.
These facts, however, do not constitute proof
of arson and if the state shall be in a position to
adduce nothing in addition thereto it can hardly aend
Mr. Dabdoub to the penitentiary. But we very much
doubt whether1 with these bare facts before H any
jury in a civil suit against the insurance companies
would give Mr. Dabdoub a Judgment for the amount
of his claim, or for anything at all.
"Arson" is a hard word. It describes a crime
which is difficult to prove for the reason that the
Ordinary clues of the crime go up In flame and smoke.
For that reason, we do not like to hear people ac
cused of arson or Incendiarism. We rather prefer
the modified description given by a careful fire in
surance agent of the origin of a fire which the care
lessly speaking said was the work of a firebug.
"No," said the agent. "It was a natural con
flagration resulting from friction caused by the con
tact of too big a fire insurance policy with a too
small stock of goods."
If you want to know what can be accomplished
by the co-operative effort of two earnest individuals
in the short space of a year, refer to the "Round-Up, '
page 1, section!. The Republican of yesterday mor
ning. If there had been two ot Hercules, say, like
Mac and Webb, the Augean stables would have been
cleaned in half the time.
It took the authorities a long time to find out
that two great Chicago newspapers were violating
the lottery law and the postal regulations. This sort
of thing has been practiced by certain coast papers
for months. .
There Is always more or less wind about Los
Angeles. The wind of Saturday night varied from
the prevailing wind only in that it was of a lower
temperature.
Why not let the Sinn Fein-Government contro
versy go over among other disputes to be finally
disposed of on Judgment Day.
We're having fine Christmas weather now, what
ever it may be like twenty days hence.
UNCLE SAM A GOOD SPORT
The British people are quick to appreciate sports-
manshlD.
By all the rules of international opportunism, as
they have traditionally held good, the United States
would have been justified in driving noma ner post
war advantage. She could have decided to build a
navy of decisive superiority, and to present the world
with a fait accompli. She could have done it easily,
and would not thereby have transgressed the accepted
canons of international form.
Instead she chose to organize a conference with
the object of arriving at an understanding which
would relieve both herself and her possible rivals
of the insensate burden of competitive armaments,
and by the same token would make good sense, and
not brute strength, the arbiter of the future. Such
is the true idealism of the United States. George
Glasgow in the New Republic.
AS IT SOUNDED TO HIM
Shirley Brooks, one of the most brilliant English
men of his time, associated with Thackeray and the
famous Mark Lemon in the editorial management ot
Punch, had a mind filled with poetry and he often
wrote admirable verses himself. But he had no know
ledge of or love for music. Nevertheless, in his role
as reporter for some London newspaper Brooks one
time had been called upon to write of a concert
critically. He wondered how he was "going to get
away with it," end this is how he did it:
"Over the deep abyss of bass there floated, like
a poised lark, a silvery cloud of treble, amid which
the Bhrill tremolo of the higher strings seemed quiv-
eringly to glitter like the arrows of a sunshaft through
the mist of early morning.
DOMESTIC FINANCE '
"Does your husband give you an allowance, or
do you ask him for money when you need it?"
'Both. "Life.
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THE AIM OF EDUCATION
(By D. F. JANTZEN)
Principal, Phoenix Union High School
This week Is to be Educational
Week over our entire country. The
president of the United States, the
National Educational associitlon, and
the American Legion are auking that
it should be thus observed, and the
educators should be glad to con
tribute their share toward educating
the people concerning the aims of our
public school education, it is a wull
known fact that the people generally
know less about their ncliools and
their teachers than they do afwiit
their business, their farm or ' their
profession, and yet the education of
tteir children is the most important
business before them.
It Is the purpose of this brief edi
torial to give an outline of the aims
of education in the various epooha of
history. According to the atitnoiity
of Dr. Cubberly, of Stanf or 1 UntYsi -sity,
the aim of our earliest educa
tion in the realm of GreeK culture
was that of educating and training
the boys for the life of a noldW to
serve the State. The Greek j, there
fore, made education of the boy com
pulsory, and took carge of It directly
when the child had reached the age
of five. The girl uf thos days was
not considered worth educatui'4. but
was thrown out to die in the forest.
or be devoured by the wild bca-sts, or
else to be the slave of men. It was
Socrates who first tried to turn the
Greeks from that path Into one of
considering the life of the individual
as worth developing.
But not until the Christian era dil
people begin to educate the individual
for the -sake of the individual. The
teachings ot the Christ pointed out
the importance of the human soul.
this particularly for the sake of sal
vation, but the Church took It to
mean that the individual was of para
mount importance in all toe aiiairs
of life, and therefore, to be educated
for his own sake. To be sure, under
such a system, education came Into
possession of a very few. In the
Church, individuals stood out proml
nently as leaders and the masses of
the people were kept in Ignorance
that the leaders might exert author
ity upon the masses. That led to
the Dark Ages.
Following the Dark Aces, the
Church again took responsibility of
educating, not so much for the saKe
of the individual but rather for the
sr.ke of the Church. The people,
therefore that came under the influ
ence of the Church and had the
means. for getting an education were
the ones that received the best that
could be offered to them in that day.
It was a return to the classical per
iod of the Gn-eks and Romans.
This tendency was the one that
was carried over into the American
colonies with the immigration of the
Puritans, the Pilerrim Fathers, and
various other religious sects. Out
of that system we had our splendid
Puritan schools of ine New England
state and the beginning of our largest
universities in the East, but educa
tion was made available for the few
v-ho could afford to get it. On the
other hand, the Churches realized
that the peor among them should be
educated as well as the wealthier
classes, and thus we had the pauper
schools of the southern states organ
ized in the early part of our history.
These pauper schools were the be
ginning of the public schools system.
They were undesirable, however, to
the extent that the odium cf attend
ing a pauper school was undesirable,
end a great many ot the poor peo
ple refused to accept the opportuni
ties. In Europe the Church schools
were the recognized institutions of
learning, and it was not until after
the middle of the nineteenth century
that European countries organized a
national educational system.
In our own country, it was in the
days of Horace Mann and Henry
Barnard, lstO-50 that an effort was
made to organize a public school sys
tem. These two men visited the best
schools of Europe, then brought back
Into our own country the best that
they could find in European schools.
From that day on until this we have
realized that a monarchy may flour-
sh upon ignorance, but a democracy
demands an Intelligent citizenship to
insure its existence.
It is out of that Ideal that our
wonderful public school system has
grown to its present dimensions. We
claim for it the best that there is in
the world. We maintain that it js
the best security for democratic in
stitutions. Wo know that the ma
jority of our people, whether they
themselves have had the opportunity
of getting an education or not, are
favorably disposed toward the best
that we can put in and get out of our
public schools. It is the safeguard
of our national existence and of pro
gress. We are. however, growing
into a larger understanding of the
alms of education. vVe are begin
ning to realize that the education of
our bovs and gii'ls is not only for
citizenship, but it is for the protec
tion and safety of the community, of
the state, of the country and of the
world at large. All our great rational
problems have been solved through
the process of education of one or
two generations. It is the underly
ing principle of carrying a great and
good cause to completion. We are
Just awakening to the thought that
we are not responsible only for the
education of our own children, but
also, for the education of our neigh
bors' children, and all of the chil
dren of the community; for whatever
small part these children may play
in the life of the community, they
will be there to retard or advance
the best Interests of the eommunlty.
It is for the purpose of giving our
people of Phoenix and vicinity a
chance to see our own schools, that
we are this day inaugurating a cam
paign of publicity, and at the closing
of this week, we shall give our peo
ple an opportunity te get better
acquainted with the Phoenix Union
Hieh School in an open house on
Thursdav evening, December S. We
invite the careful study of the pub
Mshed articles In our d:iily papers.
Then on Thursday evening, come to
the Hish School to get personally
acquainted with the principal, the
teachers, and the various facilities
that we have.
BIBLE THOUGHT FOR TODAY
BETTER THAN SILVER AND GOLD: Godli
ness iv'cth contentment is great gain. For we brought
nothing into. this world, and it is certain ice can carry
nothing out. And having food and raiment, let us
therewith be content. 1 Timothy 6: 6, 7, 8.
MILAWAN AND LACKS ANA
BY DR. FRANK CRANE
(Copyright. 1921. by Frank Crane)
THE FREEDOM OF THE KNEES
TRUE
Forsyth Bright lights cause the eyes to contract.
Lynn They have the same effect on a roll ot
bank notes. Edinburgh Scotsman.
By Frederic J. Haskin
WASHINGTON. D. C. Dec. 3 An
Interesting struggle between the
American women and the dictators of
fashion is in full swinjf. New York
oracles proclaim that the lee is no
longer fashionable. Generally, the
faintest whisper from the sanctums
of fashion is heard from Maine to
New Mexico, and the resuonse is in
stantaneous. But this time there is a well de
fin d revolt against the edict. Much
of feminine New York, lamblike, ha
taken to ankle length skirts. But in
cit:es and way stations across the
cguntry the knee is still proudly
shown by flappers, deputantes and
others who make up the fashion pa
rade. It seems nnnarent that the fem
inine leg. released after centuries of
bondage, is loath to retire.
"Why should it " asks a flapper of
our acquaintance. "A knee length
skirt attracts nc attention at a bath
ing beach. No one looks more than
twice at a r;i1 in golf knickers. S by
shcujd p knee be n on the beach
but hidden on t!u TreetV"
The answer seem.-, to be that fash
ion lias always been the world's fa
vorite topic for jros--ip. Court beaux
and beauiii-y would have htH-i bored
to revolution had they not had the
latest fctyles to doleud ind denounce.
The farlhinga kept Elizabeth's
court amused t.nd shocked. The shoes
worn by the medieval courtier which
ended in points a foot or two beyond
his natural fee- and had spurs at the
back like bird claws, were good for
hours of abs- rbing conversation; Sir
Gawain of Gawkshire had Just had a
pair made. No one supposed he would
adopt the fashion. The Duke of Duck-
ton had written a furious denuncia
tion of the fashion in shoes. That
would mean a new lease on life for
the pointed toe.
So, through-ut European history,
kings, queens and courts amused
themselves tv in enting new modes
and then exaggerating them until,
like overblowr. balloons, they explod
ed. A style that was regarded as
shocking wa regarded as tame by
the next generation, which honestly
saw nothing terrible in it, but was all
exe;teu over the newest extravagant
All this tim court ladies wore long
dresses. sometl.Wes with trains so
cumbersome that the moralists raved
bitterly aeaitist tne fivollties of wom
anhood. Women of rank kept the
knee smd even the ankle carefully
concealed beneath skirts The neck
and ariii appeared and disappeared
but the be remained a mysterious
apenUirp.
Court Tradition Dominates
T is ill tin-be cen'uriis tf court
tradition that make the feminine leg
so unconventional a display. It is
only in the past few centuries that
the people a a moss have been fol
lowing the fashions. And now that
we io, we take our precedents from
court styles, not from peasant cloth
ing. If we look to peasant garb we
find that a woman's ankle and even
the calf and knee were in many coun
tries shown as a matter of course in
the very days when a court damsel
pretended that she moved on wheels.
According to books on costume the
peasant women of some part of Hol
land wore "an exceptionally short
skirt," A picture shows the skirt as
being about the length ot the modern
sirt that shocks the passing genera
tion. A Swiss peasant girl of Lu
cerne a few decades back is shown
wearing a skirt that the book frank
ly says revealed the knee and some
times the garter. But there is no
background In these pictures show
ing a row of lifted eyebrows.
These women dressed In short skirts
for farm work. And when they made
holiday clothes they used the same
pattern and made the costume beau
tiful by embroidery and better mate
rial.
The court lady'e hardest work was
crossing the ballroom without tan
gang her train. She could afford to
be a cripple for the sake of fashion.
The busy peasant could not.
Today the modern woman is more
akin to the peasant woman In the ac
tivity of her life. The short skirt,
therefore, suits her. The flapper who
sails down the avenue at noon is a
shop or office worker. She will it
is true, go to extreme limits to make
herself fashionable. But ehe will
flaunts tha short skirt and dares the
horrible fate of being perhaps re
garded as old fashioned. The short
skirt, we have been told, is com
fortable, and when not carried to
extremes is far less to be decried
than the hobble skirt, sheath and
gown, the transparent x-ray skirt,
the germ catching trMn, and other
whims of recent years.
The knee is getting more atten
tion that It has had for centuries
There is even a sentiment In favor
of a return to k'.iee. exposure for men.
While women ar- so impetously pur
suing freedom ar.d their rights, men.
it seems, have been entrapped by
fashion Into foregoing their long held
right of freedom of the knees.
While his lady went weighted down
by a ton of silk train, the courtier
of a few centuries back proudly
strode about in a doublet and hose
or breeches and boots. A good calf
and a trim ankle were assets of
manly beauty. A man might load
himself down with a velvet cape. He
would wear sleeves that resembled
giant sausages, fce would even ap
pear in trunk hose which made h'm
look as if he had a pumpkin about
his waist, and forced him to go
through doors sideways. Itut his leg
remained pretty cons'stently in evi
dence. And among all the gossip
and tirades against extravasrant fash
ions there Is no record that we con
find to show that the world ever
objected to the masculine knee.
The Pest of Pantaloons
Yet at the beg'nning of the nlne
teenth century, statesmen alike al
lowed themselves to be encased In
trousers. Even Thomas Jefferson,
whose shapely calf war so widely ad-
m'red, surrendered to the demands of
style. This step was taken by Mr.
Jefferson and called forths sighs of
regret. It was admitted, however.
that he could do no differently, ron
The King of Siam is going to marry Lacksana or
may have married her by the time this is published.
Ihis is of interest to the people of biam because
of the unusual nature of the proclamation announc
ing it.'
The King was previously engaged to his cousin,
half-sister of Lacksana, but the engagement was broken
off because the state of his fiancee's health was un
satisfactory.
The King, who first met the beautiful Princess
Vallabba Devi on a shopping expedition, became en
gaged to her, but after a few months declared that his
noble i desires could not satisfactorily be met owing to
the incompatibility of temperament between himself
and the princess and because her nervous system left
much to be desired.
His royal preference now has lighted UDon the
Princess Lacksana, and everybody seems satisfied and
it appears to be all in the family.
lhe announcement has interest to the denizens of
the Western world because of the fact that the King
when he was Urown Prince announced that he would
abolish the royal harem. His grandfather had about
8,000 wives.
Speaking in behalf of occidental civilization, more
or less devoted to monogamy, we welcome the King to'..
cur miasu
. He is forty years old, and ought to know what he
is about
. The difference between having 8,000 wives and
one is not a matter of mere quantity. It is a matter of
quality.
That is to say monogamy differs from polygamy
and promiscuity because it is farther along in the pro
cess of evolution. It is one of the marks of a man's
advance from being a mere animal with a body to be
coming a creature with a souL
Monogamy is an effort to idealize the strongest
instinct of the human race.
Of course monogamy has its rebels within and its
foes without. It is the favorite butt of the jesting cynics
whose pride is unf aith.
Eut just the same, as the world grows older and
as the slow process of evolution strengthens the moral
fibre of the race and increases its dominance over ma
terial desires, monogamy grows firmer in its position.
It attracts to itself the poetry, the beauty and the
religion of the world. -
THE CITY OF TOMORROW
BY a D. YOAKUM
siderng that he was of the progres
sive school of politics. For politic?
were the means by which trousers
were railroaded into fashion in this
country.
The Republicans, being the progres
sive element, tout to wearin-r full
length pantaloon' as a symbol of
their couraeo to abandon the con
ventional. The fede'alists. on the oth
er hand clung to the knee breeches
and buckled shoes as a badge of
gentlemanly conservatism.
It is interesting to note that the
society of the early nineteenth, cen
tury regarded trousers as uncouth.
Ar. official rcfus. d the Duke of Well
ington admittance to an essembly in
London because be appeared at the
door Ir. trouseis Mistress Monroe at
the White House maile it a rula that
gentlemen wee to attend the presi
dent's recept'ons in the conventional
small clothes. But at last trousers
took the plae ot knee breeches even
at society functions.
That tht modern man's clothes are
nnbeautiful. unsanitary and uncom
fortable has been pointed out by Ir
vin Cobb in an Impassioned plea for
the return if short breeches su'h
as are worn in the army and for
o!finc. He feel that the stove
pipes in which moil in man stalks
around hide o fenfire f bis anat
omy about vl;ic !.c can i'.l affrii to
Educational Weak in Phoenix
Thla Is Educational Week in the
United States. Alt of us. Inhabitants
of her Inlands, coast-lands and archi
pelagoes, are asked by the president
to give seven days' thought to the
business of training the young. How
does the matter of education stand
in Phoenix.
To perhaps 10 per cent of our citi
zens the word "school" means taxes
and nothing more. To the majority,
possibly 1i per cent, school means
the place where the children go dur
ing the day, a vague glorified day
nursery invented to help tired and
nervous mothers. To yet others,
school means a civic institution with
buildings, teachers, an Increasing en
rollment, and other praiseworthy ad
juncts of a bit of machinery vital to
civilization ot which one may boast
and be proud.
But some small fraction of one
per cent of the population is still to
be accounted for. There are a few
score people to whom school" means
a standard of educational efficiency.
That group Includes our principals,
superintendents, those teachers who
are not hirelings, and some Innocent
bystanders the salt of the educa
tional system. These folks sweat and
plead for those Impalpable elements
In education without which there
would be no schools worth levying
one mill on the thousand dollars to
support.
As we rally to the call of Educa
tional Week, let it be to support these
idealists these ardent protagonists
of the impalpables. Schools are not
to be Improved merely by raising
more money for them and hiring bet
ter teachers. Community attitude is
the prime factor. No man is made
holy by hiring a priest. No man is
made wise by hiring experts ana
specialists. So n community can
have a school which kindles in its
youth the holy fire of Intellectual
curiosity unless It shares in some
measure in that enthusiasm. We
speak not of the rare exception, nor
of what a Mark Hopkins or a Horace
Mann could do to arouse both pupils
and parents, but of the average.
Phoenix cannot become the Athens
of America, nor even a high grade
"school town" until we believe in
the ideal aims of education.
Are we feeding our schools with
be over modest. He points out that
a man eenerahy retains the shapeli
ness of his calf long after he has
lost the slender waist and wavy
pompadotii of youth.
But it is the comfort of the army
breeches which Cobb bewails most.
He predicts that knee breeches will
eventually be one of the fruits of the
war since so many men had the
chance to test their advantages.
It would be a rash prophet who
would dare to predict that the fem
inine leg i to be out or In next
month. F.ut it may be forecasted
with certainty that the leg will not
retire to Its old status of continual
seclusion N w that It has been
dragged into the limelight it will be
witit us. at intervals anyway, for
years tc come.
o
A THEORY HAS A FLAW.
From the Boston Transcript.
"The skies have a good deal to do
with a man's moods."
"I hadn't notice, 1 it.'
"Dosen't a gloomy sky tci.d to
make you fe 1 cloomv?
"Yes. but a blue sky doesn't mn'.Lr
me feci blue "
ertonBraleyS
Daily Poem
THE CUVE
TOf BILL
one hand while we choke them with
the other? It is entirely possible to
do that. Sixty-five per cent of cur
taxes for schools sounds generous,
but much of it can be nullified if we ,
surround them with a murky atmos
phere of materialism In which chol
ara cannot thrive. There are some
20 square miles of the heart of Chi
cago over which the blanket of dust
and smoke which they call air is so
thick that gardens will not grow.
Boys and girls are even more sensi
tive to the Influences that blow about
them. Our everlasting talk about
cars and clothes and cards across the
dinner table, which is so often also
the only hearth and altar ot cur
homes, is stifling to the budding am
bitions of the mind.
Phoenix is a good average in this
quality of school support: can't It be
come excellent and superior? With
studies pulling one way and the mov
ies, dances and parties pulling the
other, youth needs the strong per
suasion of parents In favor of studies
to help the division of energy and
interest fair. If the home remain
neutral, he will become a non-combatant,
and give up the fight. And
the community what does It cart
about grades and honors and "all thit
high-brow stuff?" In Phoenix, as in
most other cities, a boy is surer tc
win that fame so dear to the heart
of youth if he wins a motorcycle
race than if he wins a Rhodes schol
arship. Yet wisdom Is justified of her chil
dren. There is no ground for pessi
mism here; only a challenge to bet
ter effort In the direction of an in
telligent citizenship. Let us rally to
the help of those who dream tha
noblest dreams for our American sys
tem of education!
Each day upon the market pages
The figures show
That tab'e provender and wages
Are getting low:
Yet when I feed my face, anon.
Most anywhere.
The price slump doesn't show upon
The bill of fare.
The owners of the restaurants.
It's plain to see.
Are all purveying to our wants
So busily
They haven't any time to read
The daily press.
And so don't know the price of feed
Is getting less.
They err through simple Ignorance
Beyond a doubt;
Though when food starts in to ad
vance They'll find it out.
They'll sense the market's upward
ranga
And, then and there.
You'll see the prices quickly change
On bills of fare!
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