THE CORDOVA DAILY TIMES
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XljE AMERICAN PRESS . ‘'SGCIATK
MONDAY, MARCH 28, 1921
NEW FORM OF STATE GOVERN
Old state government machinery,
operated hy more than 100 boards,
will be discarded when the state of
Washington inaugurates a new admin
istrative system April 1. The new
government will work through ten
centralized departments. Governor
D. P. Hart believes the system will
save the state $500,000 a year.
Outside of the departments there
will not remain one state appointive
official, hoard or bureau connectedi
in any way with the executive di
vision of the state government. The
departments are those of efficiency,
public works, business control, labor
and industry, agriculture, fisheries,
health, conservation and development,
taxation and licenses.
At the head of each department
there will be a director and the ten
directors will form a new “governor’s
cabinet” with authority to fix salaries
for their appointees. The cabinet
■will confer with the governor when
called upon for the purpose of work
ing out a unified state policy.
The law sets the directors’ salaries
at between $5,000 and $7,000 a year,
while the state constitution limits the
governor's salary to $5,000 and other
state elective officers to $3,000. The
higher salary permitted to the bu
reau heads, it is hoped, will attract
men of high ability to the service of
Governor Hart, who drew the code
and pushed it through the legislature,
says the new system will mean a big
saving. The system, it is believed,
centralizes the state government un
der the governor even more closely
than the new codes of Illinois and
Under the plan, the director of ef
ficiency will draw up the state bud
get, will make efficiency surveys of
state branches and report on means
for saving money.
The public works department will
have charge of public utilities and
highways. It will replace the old
public service commission.
All state purchases will be under
the department of business control,
which also is to have charge of state,
buildings and institutions and direct
•erection of new buildings.
The taxation department, replacing
the tax commission, will execute the
state banking laws and inspect city
and county records.
The health department will super
vise vital statistics, issue health de
crees and,provide health regulations
for state institutions.
The conervation and development
' department will supervise state for
ests and reclamation work and con
duct the geological survey.
1 The labor department, one of the
largest under the plan, will have
charge of industrial insurance, safety
'laws, labor laws and will aim to pro
mote good relations between capital
The department of fisheries will
have charge of the fisheries and will
supervise fish and game laws.
Agriculture, horticulture and live
stock matters will come under the
department of agriculture, which will
direct the state fair and enforce pure
The department of licenses will ex
amine and register all attorneys, doc
tors and others who must obtain li
censes to work.
EDUCATION FOR CITIZENSHIP
It is refreshing to read the little
bulletin on “Education for Citizen
ship” issued by the war department.
The story ipdicates what American
educators can do in developing ef
fective teaching methods when freed
from the bondage of school boards
and academic traditions.
Writings on this subject of citizen
ship usually make dull reading be
cause they are abstract and theoreti
cal. They too often deal only with
glittering generalities and fail to get
down to brass tacks. This document
is a notable exception. During the
war the citizenry of America attained
their supreme expression of self-for
getful devotion to the common cause
of freedom for all. The training j
given those who bore the brunt of the
battle was intense, practical, and ef
fective. Therefore this brief descrip
tioft' of tbe principles and methods
employed during the crisis and now
being adapted i i the army to peace
conditions in significant. it rings
true to tiie national traits of ideal
ism and hard common sense.
The author, Professors, J. C!. DeR.
Hamilton and W. K. Knight of the
University of North Carolina, were
funong the thousands of teachers whg>
saw active service in education in
the army during the war. Their
brief and lucid description of the
army’s new system of training for na
tional service is a live contribution
to the literature of a subject pi vital
importance in the present educational
Postmaster General Hays’ prompt
recognition of the necessity of hu
manizing the operation of the post
office and of employing modern
methods of efficiency in the conduct
of the system, will encourage the
country to hope for better things in
the conduct of this greatest of the
nation’s business undertakings. For
nearly the whole period of the Burle
son regime the complains of delays
and inefficiency in the workings of
the postal system have been uni
versal. Whether this has been due
to the cold and autocratic methods
of administration, the dehumaniza
tion of the machine as Mr-. Hays in-;
timates has been the case, or whether
it is because of fundamental faults in
organization and oversight, are ques
tions about which there will be dif
ferences of opinion. But as to the
necessity of radical improvement
there will be none.
The new postmaster general is
going about his task in the right
way when he undertakes to see for
himself the workings of the postal
machine at points of greatest con
gestion; but assuming that he shall
fill out the full term of four years
covered by his present commission,
he will soon realize that that time
is all too short for him to master the
complex and technical details of a
business so vast and widespread.
What is needed, and this has been
pointed out by commission after
commission, some of congressional
origin and others composed of postal
experts from the department itself,
is a greater continuity of control
by experts in management and the
elimination of the bane of partisan
politics. The problem of securing a
divorce of the personnel from poli
tics and of giving security of tenure
to technical experts in business man
agement is not an easy one, but it
can be solved. Congress has had
submitted to it more than one care
fully thought-out program to this end,
but it has shirked the task of tak
ing the only step that will make for
real efficiency in postal affairs. If
Postmaster General Hays shall rise
to his opportunities and bring to the
problem the same organizing skill
and power of molding men to his will
that he has hitherto displayed in the
conduct of political campaigns, he
will confer a benefit upon the country
of untold value and will, set a pre
cedent in efficiency from which thu
country will not willingly depart in
the future.—'Ketchikan Chronicle.
THINGS WE THINK
Things Others "Tnink and What We
Think of the Things Others Think.
Being “worried to death" never
It's the “little things” that tend to
make the home Happy. .
An optimist is a man of 60 who
thinks his 20-year-old wife married
him for love.
It's peculiar how little you can live
on if you have to. It’s also peculiar
how much you'll spend if you have
It’s prety exasperating to a fat man
to have a lean man walk in his
shadow on a hot day and laugh at
We haven’t had a real healthy,
able-bodied war scare for a month.
What is the country coming to, any
When you want a man to do some
thing he doesn’t want to do, just ex
plain to him that his position as a
leading citizen of the community de
mands that he do tt—and it will .be
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A big variety of Pastries and Cakes, always fresh. Sanitary machin
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Touring Car, starter type . 717.00
Runabout, regular . 602.00
Runabout, starter type . 672.00
Chassis, regular . 567.00
Chassis, starter type . 637.00
Any of above types equipped
Demountable Rims, extra. 25.00
Truck Chassis, solid tires . 712.00
Truck Chassis, Pneumatic tires 752.00
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