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LAS VEGAS AGE''
PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING EXCEPT MONDAY *y CHARLES P. SQUIRES. Editor and Publisher, at the AGE UtLDING. 411 Fremont Street. Las Vegas. Nevada, and entered in he Postofflce at Las Vegas as Second Class Matter. HEATHER OF— THE ASSOCIATED TRESS — UNITED TRESS ASSOCIATION Hie Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for repub lics tion of all news dispatches credited to it at not otherwise credited in this paper ar.d also the local news published therein. All rights of repubUcatlon of special dispatches herein are also teserved. SUBSCRIPTION’ RATES—^By Carrier or Mail—Per Year $8; Six Months $4.25: One Month Seventy-five Cents. ADVERTISING RA^TES ON APPLICATION TUESDAY MORNING. MAY 26. 1931. . CONFIDE IN THE PEOPLE >pHE PEOPLE of Las Vegas will be ready, willing and glad to vote bonds for exten sions of the sewer system just as soon as they are given complete information as to what is proposed. Mayor Cragin and the new board of city •ommissioners just about to come into office have a serious responsibility placed in their hands. That is to adopt a proper and equit able program for financing and constructing main sewer lines, an adeauate disposal plant and the necessary lateral sewers. Then the people must be taken into con fidence and given the details of the program so that there can be no misunderstandings nor disappointments. It is obvious that people will be peeved if they are induced to vote sewer bonds and then learn that no provision is made for lat erals to serve the property. If it is the best plan to build the lateral sewers under the as sessment district plan whereby the cost is charged to the owners of property to be served, very well. But that should be ex plained to the people. And then, whatever method of financing the lateral sewers is adooted, whether by bond issue or assessment district, that work should proceed at the same time as the build ing of the main sewers so that, when the money is spent, the city can be served. The plans for the sewer system as com pleted by Benham Engineering company ap pear very complete and satisfactory to the layman. Yet it is quite possible that a little discussion and consideration of conditions now developing might show that some changes are desirable. ' The Age believes that no time will be lost if we proceed deliberately and with full un derstanding of what we are doing. In truth, it appears that such would be much the quicker and more certain way. Sewer extensions are needed right now and the need will be much more pressing six months hence. Therefore let’s be sure of each step and not waste time needlessly. _3- — .. ■ • HORSE OPERA ' * T ~r> W E HEARD last night a mention of “Horse Opera,” and were somewhat mystified until conversation developed the fact that reference was made to the usual Monday night “Western” picture at the movie house. These young folks certainly do put new meanings into language as well as new lan guage into familiar things. / ✓S' / I I « SIGNIFICANT MOVE ' ' ' ' ^ rpHE TEN-YEAR lease just closed by the A J. C. Penney company on a fifty-foot front store room on Fremont near Fourt'h street is indicative of the growth of the city and the trend of business. It has been the opinion of many that Fre mont and Fifth streets would mark the heart of the business district of Las Vegas in the near future. However far-fetched that might have seemed five years ago, it is now fast becom ing an accomplished fact. The move of J. C. Penney company is the strongest possible proof of the business trend. -♦:- . • FEDERAL BUILDING titE HAVE been told that plans for the new ** federal building in Las Vegas would be ready for bids during June. June is almost with us. The Age believes that we are about to observe some real activ ity in the federal building matter within the month. As we have said before, the government moves with the utmost deliberation in most things. But it is about as sure as fate, once the official cogs are properly meshed. I i ' i —®— By KIRK-fc SIMPSON WASHINGTON; May 25—On? hardly could expect the army under the youngest—and perhaps the handsomest. DOUGLAS M*-AATUU». —h 1 g n com mand. civil and military. i„ has known, not to be treated to a few innovations Youth, even c o m p a r a : ive youth, will b: served. Thus. with those respective civil aiid mili tary leaders in manly pulchri tude in Wash ington official life. Pat Hurley. war secretary' at 48. and Douglas MacAr.hur. chief of staff and four star general at 51. in the saddle of authority over army affairs, some thing was bound to happen. I. did Army cavalrymen, these dashing horse soldiers once the corps d'elite in any army, bore the brum of the happenings. They have been, in effect, unsad dled: whiffed to the limbo of the past with their romantic memories of galloping and gallantries. gasoline age By fiat of General MacArthur. approved by Secretary Hurley, the cavalry erases to be horse soldiers. "Modern firearms have elimin ated the horse as a weapon, and j as a means cf transportation he has generlly become, next to the dismounted man. the slowest." rules this army engineer, backed by ar. engineer president ar.d a highly modernistic war secretary. There remains, to be sure, "some special cases of difficult terrain." General MacArthur finds, where the horse may still afford the best mobility: but a little "cavalry (hcrstdi" will be retained to take care of that and the rest of the one-time beau sabreurs will become "cavalry (mechanized) in which the horse and mule will have disap ptared entirely.” Alas, gone the swagger $60 boots with the clanking silver spurs: gone the pink whipcord riding bloomers cf strange pattern: gone the flash ing sabers and the thunder of hoofs as the squadron:- swept down at the charge. They have all been gassed, gas engined or gas-gunned. The uni form the "cavalry (mechanized)" will netd is overalls. DOUGHBOY STILL HUMAN Even General MacArthur. look ing ahead with visions of wars founded on his own colorful and intimate participation in that last cne, admta that the infantry re mains the decisive arm. Nobody has yet devised a way to mechanize the doughboy. He wil! s.ill march to war. if there are any more to march to, singing as of old: •The infantry, the infantry, "With the dirt behind its ears: ‘ The artillery the cavalry. "And the blankedy engineers, "They couldn't lick the infantry “In a hundred thousand years." SUPERINTENDENT HERE F. Edgar Mineer. superintended of schools in educational district No. 1. was a visitor here Saturday ,_____ CONFEDERACY’S CAPITAL IS AWAITING GRAY’S REUNION MONTGOMERY. Ala.. May 25. (#”> — A city resembling a huge amusement park rather than the rustic cradle of the Confederacy that they knew will greet Confed erate veterans when they gather here for their forty-first and last reunion June 2. Strains of ‘Dixie.” poured forth by twenty bands, will serve to quick ’ en the pace of feet grown feebles and lend a touch of the military, but the carnival spirit will hold sway. Camp Stephens, on which con struction has begun, will be a scene of revelry from reveille to retreat. , A continuous five - day program of dancing, singing, vaudeville, dance revues and assorted amusements is being planned. Patricia O'Connell. New York mezzo-soprano, and daughter of a former Montgomery newspaperman, and Nancy Carroll, film actress, are to be headliners. But there will be a more staid type of entertainment, too—speech 1 making, luncheons, balls and re ceptions. Plantation melodies, negro dances. • roving minstrels and string bands will add a distinct southern flavor. ' The grand march in which gaily festooned floats recalling ante-bel lum days, will vie for honors, and 'open house" at the city’s quaint colonial homes will provide other diversions. Hourly band concerts will be giv en both at camp and in the city, with special concerts by the United States army and Tuskegee institute bands Spots of historic significance doubly interesting to the men who gave them that significance, will be the old statehouse which overlooks the main thoroughfare, the first white house of the Confederacy, the granite shaft on the capitol grounds r -- Commands Grays >_ J £-£N^|__W.ASTEPHE,\IS ~ Confederate veterans will hold their last reunion in Montgomery, Ala., ' June 2, under the command of General L W. Stephens, coin- j mander-in-chief of the Cnited i Confederate Veterans. commemorating Alabama s valiants, the star marking the spot where Jefferson Davis accepted the oath t f office, and the drug store which now marks the site of th% executive of fices of the Confederacy. A tented city, with canteens and camp-fires, will resemble an armed camp from which the glamor of war has faded. THOUSAND NEW KUNNELS, SUH, IN 25 YEARS MIGHTY NEAR TOO MUCH FOR KENTUCKY, SUH FRANKFORT Ky May 25 t/Pr - Mass production of Kentucky colon els in the la«t four years has cre ated an over-supply. It is estimated there are enough of them now to officer an army of 3 000 330 So there’s a move afoot to have rhe governor hand on* his Commis sions more sparingly. An organi zation tc be known as the Ken tucky Colonels' association plans to take out incorporation papers, adopt insignia and formulate a code c f ethics for the colcnels. Recent adminis rations have been generous with their commissions, but Gov. Flern D. Sampson has broken all records in his three and a half years in office by commis sioning 589 men. women and chil dren as colonels en his stall Lieut.-Gov. James Breathitt. Jr., ha- thirty-six colonels on his s.af 1. appointed when the governor. <f opposi.e politics, was out of the state. Then E C. Walker, president pro tem. of the senate, appointed nine teen colonels one day when both the governor and lieutenant-gover nor were ou; of Kentucky. It is esrimated that one thousand colonels have been appointed in the past twenty-five years. Governor Sampson also has ap pointed enough admirals to direr: fifteen fleets. His "navy." like his "army." is ail officers. In addition to fifteen admirals he had cne rear admiral, three commodores and < r.e colonel of marines. Practically ev ery stream in the stale has an a 1 mlral. and some cf them were left • high and dry by last year's drougir The Kentucky Colonels' asso-. : ticn hopes to revite an old custom of giving colcnels' commissions only in recognition cf outstanding pub lic service, ei her for the common wealth or for the nation. Some cf the colonels are Mrs Ruth Hanna McCormack, congress woman from Illinois; Clarence D ! Chamberlin. trans-Atlantic fl..r; Graham McNamee. radio announc er. and BeOe Daniels, film star W S. Gilbreath, executive vice president of the Detroit Automo bile club, was designated a colonel In recognition of his activity in te half of good roads, particularly th ! Dixie highway through Kentucky. Northwest Apples Held Big Factor In Coast Shipping SAN FRANCISCO. May 25. U 0 — The apple c.-cp of th? Pacific northwest will be responsible this year for much of the tonnage to leave Pacific ports during 1931 in the opinion of John All sop. • British shipping expert. •Pacific coast Shipping depends on the fruit crops of the northwest 1 and California for a large par: of' its business." Allsop said. The' fruit crops of the western coas: are largely responsible tor the more firm condticn of shipping .r. :h:se states in comparison with shipping on the Atlante coast. Relic of Old Capitol Given to Monroe Kin WASHINGTON, May 25 P— A bronze tablet from the historic old brick capitol has b en present ed to Mrs. Rose Gouverneur Hoes, great-granddaughter of President Monroe. Recorded on the tablet are lines telling of the inauguration cf Mon roe March 4. 1817. on the steps cl the old br.ck building which s ood across the street from the present capitol. The old building has been de stroyed to make way for th:- Wash ington beautification program. The ranks of Kentucky's colonel' ty pitted above by \V. S. Gilbreatn. executive vicc-pre'ident of the l>e!ro:t Act mobile club, arc being in creased so rapidly by Govmor F lem D. Sampson (below ) that the honorary officers plan a prole live organisation. # Sea Heroes’ Gold Star Mothers Will Bow Heads In Ocean Rite w AsniMiiua. .viav jo v — i ■ hundred and thirty Gold Star :n: ers and wives who lost sons husbands at sea in the World war svii: hold memorial day services in mici-Atlantic this year They will be members cf the sec ond pilgrimage to European bat fields arranged by the war depart ment. By congressional amendment, .vo mer. who suffered less of their .nr.s or husbands at sea have been invit ed to join in this year's pilgrimage ;nd the departure of the first aele-, gaticr. May 27 is timed so that .hey will be In the middle cf the Atlantic | ~r. Memorial day. Flowers will float on the grim gray waves, bands will play anti taps will sound. In the group of gold star moth ers and wives will be women wr.o'-? -ons or husbands were on the mys tery ship 'Cyclops." which disa > peared in 1918. with 293 men aboard, without leaving a trace of her i'.v.e. Following the boat ceremony the women will turn their faces toward France, where they will participate in the program arranged for them and the other war mothers who came to visit their sons' graves. Only 1800 women will make ;he overseas Journey this year, as com pared with 3S50 who wen: last. Tne quartermaster general, who has charge of the pilgrimages, does no anticipate a b.e delegation in 1332. but the year following, being the .ast will probably see many wo.u.n making the jcurnev. The women are making the trip this year in six *?en parties, the ia?t boa. leaving New York August 19. WORKING WIVES HIT SALT LAKE CITY. May 25. (U° —Working wives whose jobs could be filLd by men or single women were assailed by Miss Lu.y M. Van Colt, dean of women at the univer sity of Utah. It is a wife's busi ness to stay at home and to cre ate a •homey' environment for her family.' said Miss Van Co t. "If women are dissatisfied with their heme work and insist on being working wives, they had no busi ness getting married. " Itv MARK BARRON new YORK. May 25. The New Ycik tquivalmt of the Partsj «« to ,s . lurd working fellow Usually h«i gets only entertainment and v ry little mono’ary gain, exeept goo.1 will m a business way. Jn Paris a mu run desiring to tx aecon >ant-d by « personable you.’: man hires a gigolo He I* “•*«"' iv- to her. accompanies her to din ner. the theater and cabar.ts and dances with her In rcMirn he gets a aalan and his expenses i>aul q here at ■ u lew «f :hts tvp ’ 111 laeal salens, but Nev York he.s a distinctive type of gigolo 1 ahh-U ihat name really shouldn t be ap plied h Him> el its own. He is dif t. it ii in the firs: place b cause he ae ua’.ly work- at some sort ot miner bit: honorable Job. usually In Wall Street. He Is well educated. Haunts an cxccll nt wardrobe, speaks inter ♦ cn any tonic. danc?s \\r|l always knows the right thing to do at the right ttnn. Is ncqualnco with the right sort ot people end lias his work so arranged that hi can have lcisur a: practically any time he wishes SQIIRES rOR DAMES Such a young man is much in demand, especially in the more ex clusive circles cf sjelety where ac c.ptable men are scarce. Sacietv women. It seems, move about ai:d do much more hail the mm They are engaged during the day with charity baaaars. bridge teas, luncheons, sports vents c. nuisicales. In the evenin there is the opera, theater, dances and din ners. To attend thes events they must always have a young man to squire them abqpt. and as therp arp so many events on trietr program it i necessary for them to have sn : cs.orts during one day In cemes the New York type ,, gigolo, as described above p. doesn't r cclve any pay. but li, «| ways Is on a parly where all lull lire paid by the host or hir.tr Therefore he gets lh on alt t:„. good times for no more expenditm than hts time and the cos: of k-ip. mg up his wardrobe Besides the pleasant life It - hu ll profits In another wav. In cn Ing hs knight gallant to s, i.iu-. prominent dames and debut aim he meets people important t . him that he couldn't meet o'.herwr I’l.KASI'RK I’l.l'S BimiNKss If lie Is in Wall sire t. Ills n-ui wanderings may put him in >uei with customers. If he ts an ,ii , anther or musician, he may find * Lord Chesterfield who will span,,, him in his career He really isn't “ k* -olo. 1,11 i business and social careers at liter locked that he could new where O'nv ends and the othn i> gins. I;. n was a time when delegated all such honors ot -seen only to titled adven: mi Por a few years Park avenu vu oractlcally a bread line for Inn. dukes, princes, earls. caliphs hole md their .brother nobility I: was a grand circus un 11 a t "U'plilous Investigators discover tlia' a large majority t. tin- titl* were bogus The.revelation broiuh: consid rable embarrassment more than orU' member of lh" S> c:al Register who had been titled guests. Since ihcr. titles have be n « ::li a done a dozen Society has roll back tc homegrown product t escorts. Modern Spankings Find No Room For Old-Fashioned Rod SEATTLE. May 25 0JP —Samuel i Butler's advide. "Spare th? rod and 1 spoil the child." may have been considered wise in the seventeenth century, bu: it should be thrown ou: new. with most other old-fash ioned ideas. Margaret Donley, executive sec r.tary of the Washington Society fer Mental Hygiene, concedes an occasional spanking may be good for almost any child, but nothing resembling a rod should ever be us.d. And it shouldn’t be neces sary to spank a child past the age of 6. " Except in the case of a switch on the legs, nothing should ever be used except the hand." she con , tends "Th - spanking should hur . bu- nobody should ever run th? risk oi"* injuring a child. "When it is necessary to spank a child past the age of six, parents so doing admit that thev im failed to instill proper discipline during the ;arly years \vh i. a child's behavior is moulded. SPEND WEEK-END Mrs. Albert Frehner and dau ter. Mrs. Martin A Bunker. Jr of St Thomas spent the week-end \ - iting Mrs. Stowell Whitney M Pat Miller and Miss Edith Frehi. : Kona Gift Shop and Circulating Library Located 115 South Fouth Street ; - 4 have a printing want, we should like to know what it is. Putting out good printing is our business. We have a specialty of quality, style, service, ‘fair cost and dealing. * We now are equipped to give you anything from delicately engraved calling cards to circus posters. LAS VEGAS AGE -GOOD PRINTING PA YS_