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haturdav, Juno 17, 1916.
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
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
. o
Japan is like some small boys we know whose silence
is alarming.
So Pablo Lopex has gone over the long road. Per
haps, ere this, lie has again joined Villa.
We are getting a mighty lot of wind storms for
June. Is it because congress is still in sessicn?
Later returns would indicate the German sea victory
consisted, in large part, in beating the British to the
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 '
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
','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."
! "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.
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