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haturdav, Juno 17, 1916.
EL PASO HERALi) EDITORIAL and MAGAZINE PAGE EL PASO WILL PROFIT MOST BY KEEPING PEACE AND HOLDING SOBER COUNSEL f SOMEBODY in Mexico is evidently trying to stir np a quarrel with the United States. Possibly there are persons in the United States who would not be averse to the success of the plan for bringing about serious break. The psychological situation, in Mexico and along the border, is worse than usual. In fact, it is doubtful if ever before, since the revolutionary period began, there has been quite so disquieting an under current of ill feeling and distrust. Unfortunately the growing hostility between the two peoples is not limited to the ignorant rabble, who can generally be disciplined by intelligent force.- Among the people of both nations, in the more or less educated groups, and those commonly thought of as above the average in stability, there increases the feeling that the existing situation cannot continue and ought not con tinue On the Mexican side, it is a mixture of genuine fear of the justice of our motives, with political scncm- purely Selfish desire. AU Americans genuinely deplore the destruction of human life and the breaking down of civic institutions under which comparative safety used to prevail- all Americans genuinely desire to see Mexico restored to stable and prosperous conditions. But on the part .if some Americans the wider and deeper thoughts S human betterment are obscured by thoughts of personal interest not to be condemned, but, on the other hand, not worthy to be elevated to a position of dominance in working out a right national policy. It is not so much what is done, as the way it is done and why it is done, that counts in such a situation. So far' as the recent military activity of the United States in Mexico and on the border is concerned, the record is absolutely dear. Homing nas Deen none inai since this paper believes such action to be both unneces sary and undesirable, save as a very last resort after all other methods shall have failed. The Herald cannot persuade itself that the resources short of war haye yet been exhausted. But The Herald has never felt that a richt course could be enforced in this case without the use of vigorous diplomatic methods backed by ample re serves of strength and plain evidence of a willingness to use the military power of this mighty nation when necessary to enforce a right and humane policy. Gener ally speaking, the differences between The Herald and its critics on this question are chiefly differences in judgment as to the wisdom of the governments diplo matic efforts since 1910 regarding Mexico (which The Herald cannot -concede at any pomw anu . .ug liness of general intervention with overwhelming mill- t 1Ur-i mm, mn fittttiinfv ftrtt- SSurrSS cntryegent cans- tarTfnich The Herald believes is not yet called realize this fact, but some of them are nevertheless will ing to stultify their cwn intelligence by using false re ports and false sentiment to stir dangerous passions for mg for factional advantage and criminal desire for plain political advantage. '"ZTnZ loot- there are some Mexicans wno are airaiu " aurae-as so wuaj ' '"" . .V '. ' -r ;t: Americans mean ill to their country, but there are others who think they can take what they like of American property and get away with it; there are some Mexicans who think patriotic sentiment demands a hostile attitude toward the United States, but there are others whose political game is about played out and who seek to save their tottering power by arousing the passions of the populace and distracting their attention from the abuses of their own domestic government Patriotic considerations of a genuine sort are the least and the last considerations at this moment actuating Mexicans in promoting hostility toward Americans and participating in hostile demonstrations. A few are actuated by genuine, if groundless, fear of the motives or the Americans. The vast majority of those just now active in the hostile propaganga are actuated by political or criminal motives of their own, or else are just the ignorant tools of designing men on both sides of the border. On the American side, there is a growing feeling that patience has ceased to be a virtue, and there ii also a pretty well defined movement on the part of some hav ing large financial or personal (interests in Mexico to bring about a situation that will arouse the American people to demand drastic action toward restoring some thing like order and safety in Mexico. On the American "side, as on the Mexican, the prevailing sentiment is a mixture of genuine feeling and fake of a certain amount of idealism with an ocean of passion, prejudice, .and field would never have stirred the passions 01 tne Mexican people to hostile acts and expressions, had it not been for the deliberate 'acts of Mexican politicians for their own ends, possibly encouraged by certain American interests though that has never yet been estab lished. So far as the national and international situation is concerned, in its broader aspects, there is comparatively little that the people of El Paso and Juarez can do to conserve the -peace if the two governments are deter mined to break it But we on this border, at this par ticular point on the border, and elsewhere at the points of closest contact, have an opportunity, a responsibility, and a duty, that cannot righteously or profitably be re fused. It would- be to our everlasting disgrace if by any act or omission of ours, open hostilities should be precipitated between these neighbor peoples. Further more, it appears to The Herald that the selfish interests of both peoples, on the border, would demand a continua tion of friendly intercourse and peaceable relations as long as may be humanly possible. The Herald has heretofore1 made its position clear on the general questions in issue. The Herald believes that the situation might yet be handled satisfactorily through peaceable means; whether it will be so handled by the present administrations in the two countries is more doubtful today than it has ever been before. But The Herald is still opposed, as it has been from the be ginning, to general military intervention in Mexico, .. v.. tA jrrnTnctances). But quite aside from the broader national and inter national considerations, as to which we El Pasoans are about in the position of the "fly on the flywheel there are purely local aspects concerning which we El Pasoans bear the gravest responsibilities. These concern our own direct and vital interests, and they are also within our own control, to do with them as we wilL It is in this mood that The Herald is moved to ex press regret once more for the unquestionable develop ment here of new and bitter race stilitie whose blight we have escaped in the past Many El Pasoans, especially those who have come here in more recent years, do not seem to realize that this city's prosperity, growth, economic power, financial and commercial pres tige, and social welfare depend most largely on out retaining reasonable, just, and friendly relations with the Spanish speaking population within our own borders, snd with the neighbors of the southern republic. It is folly, that wiU be terribly costly, for any group of El Pasoans or other American border ctizens to permit race hostility to warp and poison the spirit of our place. The Spanish speaking people are as much a permanent fixture here and hereabouts as the mountains. They preceded the English speaking peoples, they have left their impress on all our institutions, and they cannot be ignored or unjustly subordinated. Look at the economic side of the question: The Herald firmly believes that these people have, poten tiilly, tremendous value to these communities, which has never been clearly understood, has never been de veloped, has never been directed or trained, has never been used, has never been acknowledged, has never been conserved. That we have not made more useful and contented and progressive citizens outof this element is chiefly our own fault, not theirs. What is demanded at this present time is not flapping mouths, braying ignorance, cheap yapping, low passion, bestial hate, the despising that is a sign of poor intellectual and spiritual development, of the individual guilty of such feelings; but rather a sincere and concentrated effort to look at these race questions in a broad and sympathetic way, with some genuine effort to understand an alieri race, a reasonable willingness to consider economic problems, and that sort of admirable patriotism that, looking for ward and backward, with due regard to the teachings of history, may guide us to adopt a course which, in the long run, and not merely at the raomert, may com mend itself to the sober judgment of mankind. The first duty of El Pasoans in this present crisis is to keep the peace; to avoid any acts or thoughts or ex pressions, public or private, that might have the effect of intensifying an already serious situation; to protect our own clear rights and interests with firmness but with justice and without prejudice; and to assert at all times the positive dominance of trained intellect and en lightened community spirit over the passionate futility and dangerous excesses of the mob, as well as over the unscrupulous selfishness of individuals who are disposed to regard their own affairs as paramount to those of the community. - T. Boosevelt may not have the votes, but he has the vocalists. . o Japan is like some small boys we know whose silence is alarming. o- So Pablo Lopex has gone over the long road. Per haps, ere this, lie has again joined Villa. n We are getting a mighty lot of wind storms for June. Is it because congress is still in sessicn? o Later returns would indicate the German sea victory consisted, in large part, in beating the British to the newspapers. l o Marse Henry Wattersoa says what's the use, Hughes is only another Wilson with whiskers. But Marse Henry was never further from the truth in his life. o- The Verdun battle has reached a stage of ferocity where the German and French official accounts pretty closely agree. This is something the enemies have been awe to avoid neretoiuic Gen. Pershing's congratulation of the private soldier who, himself wounded, nevertheless killed Cervantes and Beaucome, was almost as good as a medal for gal lantry. To an American soldier, it took the place of the Iron Cross. The assertion of Pablo Lopez: "Villa was the object of worship of all who were ground under the heel of the oppressor; I have been his faithful follower and adoring slave," explains as well as thousands of words the ban dit chiefs grip on his men. It's impossible for Gen. Carranza to please some people in the United States. If he sends no troops into Chihuahua, he is not cooperating toward the suppression of brigandage. If he does send troops, it is a sinister effort to surround the American army. o Gen. Funston and Tom Lea are both fond daddies and it was to be expected that they would do the right thing by the Baby sanatorium. The donation of tents for this worthy institution by the efforts of these two was no surprise, but it was a worthy act, just the same. After properly besmirching the character of Mr. Brandeis, the senate confirms him for the exalted posi tion of justice of the supreme court. Of course, we all knew he would be confirmed, because the president dic tated it, but, according to the American habit, he had to be blackened up a bit before being put on the job. o The Russians have started their drive against Austrc Hnngarian troops on the eastern front in impressive fashion. Now if the French, British, Belgians, and Italians would begin a similarly energetic offensive, some real results might be obtained. But they won't The central empires have been consistently able to knock down their enemies one at a time while the others stood off with their hands at their sides. o San Antonio dispatches display ignorance in suggest ing coartmartials of New Mexico and Arizona militia men, citing the fact that but one company of the Ari zona militia has been mustered into federal service. The other companies haye not been mustered in because they were down to skeleton formation and it takes time to recruit them to proper strength, not because the mem bers of the companies have proved "slackers." Tke ' Only Big Head, Filling Is Large, Unoccupied Space Low Grade Of Conceit THE big head is an affliction of the uuptr part ot the human skull which is caused T feeding con- t into a acuum. After Nature has i.ont to the trouble of providing man ith a large, unoccupied space in which o stor" thought and ready-to-wear m- '.'mat.on, it would seem mat tms i opening could be used to better adan- ' ie than b filling it with a low J -rade of copceit and allowing: it to , apo'-ate in the direction of the gen- ra! public There are seerai kinds of big heads. ail of which are accompanied by in tense swelling of the think chamber. ,Tris swelling does not cause pain to t he owner, but creates a great deal of ..Tsurat discomfort Of the part of the I n'ace listener Wh is it that a mail ) w il not be able to leep nights on ac- j mm of the swelling fiom an ulcer- ited tooth, and et not be disturbed, n the slightest b an attack of the bi.r j h'Od that resembles a tot balloon at a ' , stanre of SM f-et" This shows rank rsy HOWARD L. RANK. f.rat-irisra on tne nart of Nature, which it should be provided with a wire muz- is supposed to be impartial in all of her xle ani a hip reducer. Nobody ever got ery far in the race of life without enough of the big head to prevent him from being pawed over on the remnant counter. Some of the biggest men this country has produced have had a no ticeable enlargement of the cranial cavity, but they did not attempt to use it as a substitute for the intellect. A . A certain amount of big head is In some respects a good thing, but when it begins to turn out at the top and spin, weird yarns faster than a, cotton gin Tne Daily Novelette fSeneTicve. Ilaybelle a ! Some roue Trax n v-o-r'l retwo at iptEN otr. I ems. hill oc of 1 I VU. nil.- I VlliTiMftfiC I There are seterel kinds of big head. small quanlty of the big head, driven with a high check, will not injure any man's chances so long as he keeps his fan belt tight , It often happens that the man who has the most cause to carry around a violent case ot the big head is the last one to show any signs of it. The genuinely modest man who does big things In a quiet way does not bare to eonvert himself into a billboard with megaphone attachment. One of the finest things that can be said about American manhood is that the braggart and the bob-tailed flush artist so sel dom sit at the head of the board of directors. Time will cure the big head, but it is liable to get mighty leg weary befori withdrawing from the case (Protected by George Matthew Adams.) -. ... . w TT1j1 CA,&a . -f me pveni u& re ihw ci I needing tb.e services of radio op-- erators, owing to the exiglencies due to public peril, how many civilian operators would offer their services to the navy department is the question that interests Washington at the pres ent time." aaid S. P. Trochtr "The questiqn has become so Important that the local recruiting office is taking ap plications of those that will agree to offer their services and experience In time of trouble. The two leading ques. tions that are asked the applicant are. What is our present address? To what LIKE to sleep some after dinner; post-mealtime slumber is a winner, it address should a telegram be sent you in case it becomes necessary to use your services" Inasmuch as it necea- A Little Sleep Navy Vants Radio Operators To Dallas Banker Sees Big Grcrwth Sign Up In City I makes a hit with me; but when I'd do some fancy snoring, all kinds of pounding, ripping, roaring, start up immediately. About a thousand dogs assemble, close by, and make the welkin tremble, with barks and yips and yowls; the cattle all get busy lowing, and I can hear the bughouse crowing of countless nntty fowls. Out in the kitchen the domestic, a damsel of haughty and majestio drops dishes on the floor, and grocers' boys and cranks and peddlers, and fifty other kinds of meddlers, are thumping at the door. I can't describe a fourth or third of the blamedest din yon ever heard of a Dante it demands when I of snoresjvould have a number, a little sleep, a little slumber, some folding cf the hands. I rise, all sore and katzenjamming, denouncing all the frantic slamming, the rumpus and the rush; and now that noise would be no matter, there is an end to fuss and clatter, there comes a solemn hush. (Protected by the Adams Newspaper oerrsee.) WALT MASON. sitates six to eight months' training to make a raw recruit proficient in this branch of service, the navy de partment has adopted this method for obviating this necessity as well as in creasing the personnel without undue 1 delay caused by a coarse of study. In thA i nl nf trnnblA this would iklacc ., .. ... .....,.. i.i. ,h. r-iiMi 1 on Tne aim, tnrpw tnem 10 ine (truuni thousands of aperators into the tnited and nM1Ded 'dirt upon thfm- jj ,-. Burleson Staten ' I had no idea there was such feeling among the Mexicans of war Is very Important. He must flash orders to submarines and tor pedo boats when the attack is about to begin, as well as to ships to come Into one is caugnt wearing a government sh'.rt pair of shoes, leggings or an thing he is liable to arrest. Tiifre s reason, si coarse, ana it lies in ' take Immediate services in time of trouble. tokiu. JJ t pn do IV aunfm it, nine ibiu . - ,.- . . o.-,i, f .i. .7i .... I fact that oracticalrr everybody at t ver. The dreadnoughts of the Ameri- ! lumbus is connected with the f8" can navy carry powerful wireless sets ment in some n-Jrj7 and tke operators must know how to '" M"x! at f"7 Mt:,anJ U,- utilize this power most efflcintl . i P ldea w,th '""able clothing "There la a splendid opportunity fo ; , ,T - r each of these dreadnoughVifor at least '-rporation r ".cBr '" operators, and tke officials hope that " " ""(is JJ ',T.' .it .,Z: n.i.n, 1. tki. 11.. -,ii of the large number of members or li "l" o v v ... ... i f...n ra.A fhar a rrrTlPI fG t-lal " said Jack Belford &tn da in corporation court there are aooti " "Eght years ago I attended the an- raman or two. and maybe ait Amer.. jti nual convention of the Texas Bankers . or The Mexicans, of course .are association in El Paso and todai as I .eati in tne majority, as t'-e-e a e return I see a wonderful growth in tlu . so mny in the cltT Italian. Swedes. city." said Edward O. Tenison. banker Englishmen! and orcasionalK a Xom of Dallas. "When conditions will per- , w, seen ln the court mit the resumption of trade with Mex- " x- ico and the wonderful resources of the -The count commissioners, s 'Ui J republic can be imported then T look: as a board of equalization, are sat s'v for KI Paso to forge forward. Tou haye ,ng. 1 persons who come Iwfor- t -raanr things here that Dallas has not. for adjustment ot valuations ' saifl one being the delightful climate- If coles. -Wherever it can be show ' -hat rallies haie been placed too r - "On the rfternon following the pre paredness parade a Mexican In the southern nart of the cit. where 1 had driTen mi car. tore two small flags States navy without any training being necessary. An opertor's duty in time 1 oung llardupnc ttoh th of MIUjun pretty dauchtcrs: nd noir that he his lieter half, lle movrd to better qunrterx. X FTER struggling for two years j )- and eight months with -N-hooKs " "" and the. English language in Tsinks' Business College. -Genevieve Tirnp received a diploma stating that fhe was a duly acrredited stenog rapher. The business course only cost ''.eneviee's father S31S, and she start ed right in with Beezwing and Gal inper t a salary of S a week. IL Maj belle Southwesfs law course at Leggo University cost old man South v. est SI 000 more, but then it was v orth il. for it lasted four years and the diploma was genuine sheepskin from a sheep, and at the end May belle was a regular practicing lady lawjer. HI. Tt took Isadora Dinkum six pears to learn to be a trained nurse, nd Mr I'mkutn had to sell his house m the country to pay for the training, but Isadora looked stunning in her uni form, and everybody knows what swell ages trained nurses get. and it wouldn't be long before she would be able to pay It all bacK. IV. After they had been drawing sal-ar-es four days, two weeks and a month, respective. Genevieve mar ried a butterscotch salesman making li a week. May belle married an as sistant plasterer making $1. and Isa dora became the wife of a traveling drum major whose weekly income was Sll.oO, and they all lived unhappily e er after rSSiiA PLATFORM FOR EVERYBODY batchelor the commissioners have male red : t'ons. and where no good rasors f -reductions hai e been adrarced. hae oeen firm in holding to th-- figures. There is a spirit of a S' 'O fairness -n evidence among all t b'rs of the board and as rcsjl ' their labors there should he a fa - equitable adjustment of val . throughout the count." "Real estate is holding up vfi w fnw ,K1 tmA cf ,lr uM "R " S' Th' trouble with walkin' in a pe-rade is that life seems so dull an colorless after th' pe-rade. Who kin recall th' ole time teetotaler who used t' say, "I never take an enemy int' my stomach t' steal my brains away?" i 'r.pi righ' Nations1 -'v,. p- k IjPfW WHAT THIS COUNTRY NtEDS ik-"-iiSlj jf ','ffi ' A. BETTER MANHOOD ' "j&gjBfi living In EI Paso The man who did the trick ran .down the allev when he saw me returning to the car." I ! "t"! TnA fa Mrtsmlv well nAlirpd bv ' .,. ........ .hV.Ml,M An th. I man Mf frtfm,r MTIL Tl .th t lie UtCIUUJCUl CVIUMIUtB VI. .. .una. - -,..---.-. - - - - lookout for anvone wearing military I ception of ISIS, this was a im 0. rlothtng who has not the right to do .month, but 'ast June and th.- prrs.-' so." said C G. Taylo. "In Columbus, 1 month have been exceptions to the n:. X M-, everyone wears government and real estate men generally are sat ciothmg. because th government will ' isfied with the way business is hoi -sell it to them, but in El Paso If any- ing up. FILL OUT WITH A PENCIL 31 34- 35 37 31 33 3fe 3o. 24. 28 38 21 22 23 25 18 -27 26 2o 19 16 15 13. 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