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Friday, August 13, 1948.
Phoenix Attorney | Cites Urgent Need Os Conciliation Court in Arizona Gertrude M. Converse, promi nent Phoenix Attorney, who is seeking the nomination for Judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court, stated today, “that Arizona is in desperate need of a Children’s Court of Conciliation.” Through research and long ex perience as a lawyer, Miss Con verse has become fully aware of such a need in progressive Arizona. She feels that with such ia court many marital problems could be solved. The Children’s Court of Concil iation is not to be confused with the Juvenile Court. The latter deals with delinquent children, while the Children’s Conciliation Court works with the ideal in view of preserv ing the marriage for the benefit of the children and the home. A report of the Children’s Court of Conciliation in Los Angeles, re cently published, shows that 37.88% reconciliations between par ents were effected in the period from March, 1947, to February 29, 1948. This court is in reality a depart ment of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, and is presided over by the Hon. Georgia Bullock, j a veteran of 24 years on the Los j Angeles Superior Court bench. The procedure is unique. Hus- 1 band or wife may, either before or j after bringing suit for divorce, sep- j arate maintenance, or annulment, of marriage, petition the Children’s j Court of Conciliation to take jur- ’ isdiction for the purpose of pre- j serving the marriage by effecting ; a reconciliation between the par- j ents or for amicable settlement of j the controversy between the | spouses. Two hundred and fifty-nine re conciliations were effected from the 684 petitions invoking the jur isdiction of the Children’s Court, j Five hundred and twenty children were affected by the reconcilia tions. Miss Converse states that “where Courts of Conciliation are in prac tice, it is definitely known that parents are in many cases led to see much of their selfishness, their errors and the danger to the chil dren. An effort to get them to see their true responsibilities to the children, in disregard of parental differences is one of the Court’s chief aims. “It is the duty of the Court to impress upon the parents, that home is the dearest place on earth to the child. If that place of securi ty is destroyed, the child in too many cases is lost. The child of a broken home often drifts into gangs and other forms of delin quency because he has been de prived of the true meaning of home. In any event, it is high time that we take action to safeguard the rights of children in all divorce oases.” The questions of family life have become so universal, that research has brought some rather interest ing ideas to light. The following should show the true, purpose of the Children’s Court of Concilia tion. A full-hour documentary on the status of marriage and the family in a changing society will be pre sented by the National Broadcast ing Company during the latter part of August, as announced by Ken R. Dyke, N. B. C.’s adminis traative Vice-President. “The mushrooming divorce rate is one of the most disturbing fac tors in American life,” Dyke said. “In 1890 there was one divorce for every 16 marriages; now there is one divorce for every three mar riages. We hope to dramatize a Cast Your VOTE for □ D Your right to Vote is a f : Progressive Arizona precious one--—use it f Needs a Qualified wisely. .J Woman Jurist. Former Assistant At- 1 Former Member of torney General. ll S County Attorney’s Staff □ G Qualified by Experi- Si Advocate of Children’s ence. Court of Conciliation in JB Arizona. Leader in Campaign for JIHH Women’s Jury Bill. Equal Justice For All. GERTRUDE M. CONVERSE FOR JUDGE of the SUPERIOR COURT Democrat vast body of fact and informed opinion relating to this phenome j non in away that will interest a large segment of radio listeners.” The program will underscore the fact with the coming of the ma chine age, there has also come a rapid destruction of the old atti tudes toward marriage and the family, together with a construc tion of new ones. It will stress the fact that the destruction has pro ceeded faster than the construc tion, with resultant disastrous ef fects. It will be shown that the di vorce rate has grown not because there is more marital unhappiness but because most of the conditions of life have changed. The one-hour drama-document will be presented in three sections. The first will probe the impact of today’s world on marriage and the home; the second will point up the effect upon the individual; the third will emphasize the factors on the credit side land what can be done to strengthen them. “The period of childhood is long er today," states Dr. Ernest G. Os borne, Columbia University pro feccor, in his analysis of adoles cence, written for the recently published World Book Encyclope dia. Dr. Osborne says of today’s ado lescents, “Individuals depend on their parents, economically, social ly, and emotionally, for a much longer time. Children do not have the ‘growing up’ experiences that adolescents used to have. Young people often had to support them selves before ithe days of big cities, j the extension of schooling, and the | need for a long pre-work training. [ They married, established and sup ! ported families, and proved that j they could plan their own lives. | “The adolescent of today needs , the chance to use his growing ca ! pacities for his own good, and for : the good of those around him. The | family council at home, student | self-government at school, and the | opportunity to take part with j adults in activities of community welfare give the adolescent the chance to develop into a promising adult.” In closing Miss Converse says, “With the tremendous increase in i divorce rates in Arizona and the increase in juvenile delinquency, it appears that our lawmakers would do well to enact laws pro viding for a Children’s Court of Conciliation.” Nation’s Fire Losses At All Time High New York.—The nation’s fire waste affecting all racial groups, soared again during June, des troying an estimated $54,706,000 in irreplaceable property and re sources, an increase of 7.6 per cent over losses in the same month last year, the National Board of Fire Underwriters announced this past week. June’s toll of fire destruction brought the total for the six months of 1948 to $386,480,000. This is greater than the total fire loss for the entire year of 1943, when an estimated $380,235,000 worth of property burned. June’s fire losses also brought the nation’s fire waste figure to the highest level ever recorded in a 12-month period in U. S. history. This total for 12 months ending June 30, 1948 was $709,839,000, an increase of 12 per cent over losses of $633,457,000 for the 12-month period ending June 30, 1947. First Field Trials A black setter won the first field trial held October 8, 1874, at Mem phis, Tenn. ■S' ” ’ An “armed mob” scare at the San Francisco Naval Shipyard re cently turned out happily for all concerned when station police rounded up the “rioters” —ten Ma rines in undress uniform being drilled in extended order maneuv ers under arms. OBSERVATIONS * By Mack C. Nance I INCOMPETENT LEADERSHIP I read, with growing enthusiasm, of Madam: Pan-Chao, a celebrated Chinese woman of letters, who won fame in the first century A. D., as historian, poet, teacher and , moralist. At this time, the white races were eating their meat raw and without salt. They were car rying their female companions from cave to cave by a lock of hair. History advises us that they (whites) were too dumb to make good servants. A psychological view, of the clumsy strategy, brew ing in all parts of the globe world, to bring about a major global ca tastrophe; gives strong evidence, that there are still vacancies in , the dull beliry of those who as sumes the role of an ignominious and nonimpressive, human leader ship, of yesterday and today. Those of us who have formed a habit of reading between the lines and keep abreast of national and international stupid blunders; are thoroughly convinced, that the present and past “Koumintang” (National party) under the dollar hungry, Chiang-Kai-Shek regime; fails, dismally, to meet the apro bation, universal hopes and 'aspi ration of the bulk of the Chinese people. We know, that Western imperialistic, dissolutionary and so-called; democratic ideals, are being forced down the unwilling esophagus, of members of the Ce lestial Empire. I think it Kipling, who wrote: “East is East and West is West; ne’er the twain shall j meet.” This is as true today as it; I was yesterday. The Chinaman, like | pther races and for the dollar; will i feign Western, imperialistic isms, yet, down deep between his shoul ders, he is and will remain an Ori ental, a Chinaman. The highly exalted, Filippino leader and president, Elpidio Qui rino, has taken the first steps to wards establishing, diplomatic re lations and to negotiate treaties of amity and friendship with In- . dia, Parkistan and Siam (Thai- j land). Here then, is a formal, j peaceful, yet a determined action j against ‘white supremacy’. There j is no law against the formation of peaceful relations between Colored races. In fact, this is God’s meth od of establishing and maintaining, ‘peace on earth and good will to all man kind.’ “GOD NEVER FAILS.” SIGHTSEEING TOUR The inexperienced golfer hiad led his caddy a merry chase. “Do you think I'm the worst player on the links, Sam? he asked. “Well, Mr. Jones, I wouldn’t ex actly say that,” answered Sam diplomatically. “But I’ve certainly | seen places on these links today; ( that I’ve never seen before." ___ I FOR RENT: 3 Room Apt. FURNISHED 1 Prefer Teachers or Working ' Couple. 1221 So. 9th Ave. Phone 3-1853 I j j Bi, 1 A A 9 x Jl AJI ARIZONA SUN H. F. EDWARDS MUSIC STUDIO Instruction on BAND and ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTS HARMONY and ARRANGING Approved Under G. I. BILL OF RIGHTS 19 North Park St. PHONE 2-5459 According to an estimate by the Fish and Wildlife Service, rats are destroying grain at the rate of 200,000,000 bushels each year. 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