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FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1943
(To o\ib ra i n e r PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING Entered an second-class matter March 7. 1930 at the post office at Coolldge, Arizona, under the Act of March 3. 1879. A. C. and H. H. WREXN, Publishers Subscription Kate, Per Year $2.00 s NO BREATHING SPELL The U. S. Treasury department is now considering a plan for the sale of post-war purchase certificates which would give those holding them a priority on the first automobiles, refrigerators and other high-priced items for which there will be a tremendous demand after the war. The purpose of the plan would be to start us all paying installments now on the things we will want later—and to insure post-war prosperity by building up enormous orders for manufacturers before they consider having a breathing spell between record wartime production and record peace time production. Although “breathing spell” is an innocent sounding phrase, it is quite probable that it would be synonymous with “depression” if it were permitted after the war. To keep the millions of men now employed in wartime industry working after the war. and to make room for the soldiers who must be given work as soon as they return to civilian life, it is imperative that our factories keep boom ing without interruption. Whether we do it by the purchase certificate plan or not, it is up to the public to demand merchandise as soon after the war as it can be delivered. 1 TODAY S READING II \RIT The war has brought surprising changes in the book reading habits of most people—with Bibles, cookbooks and textbooks showing the greatest increase in popularity. Records of book sales compiled by Marshall Field & Company, which can be taken as a fairly accurate yardstick of our nation’s reading habit: . also show a great increase in interest in children’s books as well as in books about the foreign countries in v’ach the war is being fought. There are mnr>v o'.w is crcplrnnti ns for these changes. In the first place, r .re read 1 ir more than they used to because of gasoline :a> on.r an more evenings at home. The war naturalh j.r 1 : r w ard interest in re ligion and the Bible. I •. a.: ;:v ranges make cook, boohs more ::c: < v•u n < . re. Textbooks are being eag< rly sou hi-; - m n •• 0 1 one to get a com mission m the arrr,« ri f to | .• . lb. Dale fpj Carnegie How to Win Friends and HE DAREI) TO TRY Sixty yearj ago there lived in a country village in soutn east Missouri, a sallow laced, anemic, hollow-chtstevl, spindle-shanked boy. His father owned the general store; the boy helped behind the counter after school and Satur days. Southeast Missouri was infested, in those days, with swamps, which caused chills and fever. The boy didn’t thrive there; so his father finally sent him to school in the city. The youngster’s name was William H. Danforth. He was a typicai malaria zone product. All you had to do to kn w that this subnormal scrub would never set the river on fire was to look at him—But listen to this! In the city school flowered a teacher named George War ren Krall, a “health crank.” One day Krall looked the anemic boy straight in the eye and said slowly, challeng ingly: “Will, I dare you to build up that weak body and become the healthiest, strongest boy in this school!” Will Danforth looked at him in bewilderment. That chal lenge changed his life! What boy can refuse a dare? Will Danforth promptly swallowed the bait, hook, line, and sinker. He went in for exercise and right living. He determined to become the transformed personality which Krall had pictured. The change astounded him. It astounded all who knew him. Soon he was tops —tops in his studies, tops in sports. Out in the world at last William H. Danforth had a living to make. How? Into that keen, active mind flashed a big idea. Why not sell the most important of all commodities. Food! Why not, for a starter, prepare and sell a mixture of crushed or ground oats and corn for horses and mules! Danforth had a partner, a young man named Robinson. With limited -capital, the energetic pair bought oats and corn, dumped them out on the floor of a shea, and mixed them with a couple of scoop shovels. Then they went out to drum up customers. The big idea promptly rang the bell. Orders came pouring in. The partners were hard put to it to meet the demand. Finally they installed a grind ing and mixing machine. At last they were on their way! William H. Danforth became many times a millionaire; and those two scocp shovels, wielded bv vigorous young arms, grew into the r nt * ( the Palston-Punna romnanv in St I Lillis (Each week In thla space will be presented a picture and word portrait of someone whose name la news.) I • Charles E. Wilson left the high salaried presidency of General Electric to help straighten out, at the invitation of the War department, the difficulties that were slowing up aircraft production. And, after surviving recent WPB scuffles, he has emerged vic torious to become vice chairman of WPB, in charge of all production. • His particular talents nicely supplement those of WPB Chairman Donald M. Nelson, whose training makes him particularly cap able of allocating the goods Wilson Is equally capable of getting produced with what most ||t|| people hope will be a maximum of efficiency, ttjltp! a minimum of red tape. • The son of a widowed mother, Wilson went to work at thirteen In the electrical equipment business (for $3 a week), went to night school, j and before he reached the presidency of Gen eral Electric in 1940 had mastered the details Charles E. Wilson of production. . " sßi.w ■> > • ■ ■ ■■ ~ 1— Taxpayer’s Dream & ,c * I i l ** ~ - | TOUT AND TOMORROW - - Washington, D. C. (NWNS)—“We who have lain in shell holes watch ing the skies for bomber and fighter plane help which failed to appear feel pretty bitter about the whole thing. In the army, acts less treasonable than this are punish able with death before a firing •quad.'* That atatement, issued by a group of American soldiers wound ! ed in Africa and now in the Walter Reed hospital here, following a walkout of workers in a Boeing Fly | ing Fortress plant, has aroused the whole nation, as well as congress, to demand immediate action to make strikes or slowdowns subject to sev#r* punishment for the dura tion of the war. ** j Senator Connaily, who introduced i a bill in the last session to outlaw’' strikes and then withdrew it at the request of the White House when the uniona pledged themselves to a no-strike agreement, immediately reintroduced his measure. His bill j provides for army seizure of plants j where strikes occur and calls for heavy penalties for those involved No matter what action the Presi dent takes, unless he issues an order which Is just as stringent as the Connaily measure, it is expected that this bill will now be enacted. It is true that the War Labor board has delayed for many months In taking action on the demands of the airplane workers for in creased pay—and the union prob ably felt that the only way to get action was to create an emergency —but it is clear from the present attitude of congress that this was the most unfortunate step labor has taken since the war began It is even considered probable that the President, w’ho has so far bent over backwards to give in to labor’s demands, will now' make no further ! efforts to restrain congress from enacting whatever stringent legis- F.l C. CAMP NEWS GARDEN PROJECT Pvt Harry M. Htlman, camp pardoner, attached to Hq. Det.. S C V 1920 is rapidly formulating a j garden program that promises to make a..budding floral and vege- i table garden of the Florence In- i I ternment Camp. The men of the HQ orderly | oom have been conducting a very | successful grass growing experi I ment adjacent to their area. A lawn, shrubs and flowers- have been planted around the building Three acres - of‘‘ground on th“ west side of the compound fence will be cultivated soon, according to present plants, with various . vegetable?; including corn, toma toes. radishes, watermelon and spinach. The land will be irrigat ed from fire hydrants. It is hoped that plans now un derway permitting a beautification program of the area surrounding the Recreation Hall will material ize. Negotiations are being made with the Arizona State Teachers College in Temp” to obtain date palms, cypress trees and shrubs of all kinds. New Sergeant Here First Sergeant Carinus La bonte arrived at Florence Intern ment Camp lasi Thursday to take ! oyer, - the duties of first sergeant I ir. "the 37? rd M. P. E. G. Co. The new sergeant comes here from Fort Ord, Cal., and has seen 22 years of active service in the United States Army. Sgt. Labmite beggan his array career with the Canadian Army in ! j 1915 and served in the World War. |: In 1919 he was discharged from I ! the Canadian. Army and joined I (the United States Army.- He re- II mained in continental Europe from wXBE COOUDGE EXAMINER lation It deems necessary. If it becomes a question of taking sides with the armed forces or With la bor, the President, like everyone else, will demand regulations to keep labor on the job. Although strikes, slowdowns and absenteeism among war production j workers hold the limelight her®, the problems of help for farmers and taxation are continuing to receive great attention. One of the major problems on the faim front which must be settled quickly is whether to give farmers increased “in centive’’ payments for producing more crops or whether to permit price rises which would assure greater income to farmers. In id- I dition, the plans for providing j farm labor are still considered in -1 adequate and it is agreed that if farmers are to be expected to plan tor greater production a workable plan for supplying help must be ; offered at once. Congress’ worries over tax legis lation have been increased by re ports of people being unable to meet their March payments and a large number having L rowed the money to make such pa\ merits. It is agreed that a pay-as-you-go plan is absolutely necessary if the treas ury hopes to collect full taxes from the people during 1943—and con gress is agreed on enacting some pay-as-you-go plan. But those who favor collecting taxes on 1942 in comes in addition to pay-as-you-go collection on 1943 wages are be ■ coming increasingly aware of the : collection difficulties which this i would cause. For this reason, xf.e ■ Ruml plan, which calls for the for* t giveness of all 1942 taxes, is being t given greater consideration and it t now seems increasingly likely that i by June we will be on a s'.raight • pay-as-you-go basis with tne lz~. i half of 1942 taxes erased from th® - books. | 1919 to 1922 with the array of oc cupation. In 1923 he went to China with an Infantry outfit and j remained there until 1926 when he i returned home. o Post Order Calls For Registering Os Dogs By March 15 Tty March 15 all dogs at Flor j ence Internment Camp will be registered with the Provost Mar shal or disposed of. as the Com manding Officer may direct, a re cent memorandum from Headquar ters said. Anyone wishing to keep a dog on the post must make a written application to the Post Command er. This application will include a statement as to the breed, sex. age and general description of the log. Dogs must be registered within five days after arrival on the Post. Dogs, even though registered, will still be prohibited from the Po t Exchanges, Theatres, Officers Clubs, Service Club or any mess hall. Owners of all dogs must have them immunized against rabies annually and will be required to file the proper certificate with the Provost Marshal. o Air Corps Quintet Trounces F. I. C. Florence Internment Camp’s basketeers traveled to Chandler High school Friday night and were i handed a 58 to 40 setback by the William's Field Officers’ five, i The score at the half was 29 to 21 in favor of the victors. In the last two periods, the Officers be i gan to put on the steam and were never seriously threatened. Stone was lilrli man for the win 1 ners with eleven field goals and 1 one free throw, while Burdick | topped the losers with seven field goals The soldiers were handi ! capped hv the loss of their ace i scorer. Elio Rossi, who was in the | hospital recovering from illness. SGT, GENE AUTRY ! Florence Internment f'nir.p on I Tuesday. March 2. to thrill one of ! the largest audiences ever to wit ness a show on this post with his j song and patter program. Now a Technical Sergeant, at I•1: • jtyeld, Arizona. Autry came here with his one time band lead er and long-time associate. Private Carl Cotner, who also is stationed ♦t Luke field. Itr order to accommodate the large throng of men, a platform i was set up on the football field j and equipped with a public ad | lress systc m. Light was furnish ! ed from a reflector especially set tip bv the camp utilities office. Set Autry was introduced by Major Edwin E. Ensign, recently ! transferred here. The sergeant sang many of his more noted tunes, including, ‘‘Back In The Saddle Again", "You Are My Sunshine” and ‘ South Os The liordtT." Pvt. Cotner accompanied Sgt ! Autry and also played a few solos j on his violin. o PX and Theatre Decorated In Red, White, Blue The Post Exchange and the Camp Theater were decorated last Thursday in a red. white and him patriotic motif. ' Over the front entrance of the ! PX two gold crossed pistols an ] displayed on a green background On either side of this insignia are two large V’s with the Morst code for victory, three dots and a dash. A large American flag dec orates the wall directly above th J malted milk counter. An ment of red, white and blue ere; I paper around the border of th BSE SLACKS ,\ JJ-/// V" ■gg ' H 'y I*~**™*H& a r C i k JUST A POWERFUL J S-i v _-rrT^^ HOUSE',*'' - ggfcj w t Bf T j’/yf $0 (?IAD WOMEN RAVE BECOME ~ FOR 20 YEARS WE RELIEVED YOUR I SENSIBLE AHP RAVE ADOPTED 7EEM, PHSW W/tf y«/ PIDN'T KNOW i f V THEY SEVE CUE ECCH \ HOW TO PRESS * ■ ,r. ■ tier Representative Luce Starts Something? Pep. Clare Booth Luce's now fa-1 nous "Globaloney" speech—quite j apart from the soundness or the un soundness of its arguments—seems ! to have created a series of rever- j berations which may very conceiv ably start the nation on the road j which leads to more realistic post- '■ war thinking. America is an educated nation; but unfortunately our schools do not require of us a thorough knowledge of history; not even of our own his tory—much less that of tire rest of the world. The tragic result is that we lack the groundwork essential for estimating the course of future events, for we possess insufficient knowledge of the past upon which to base our calculations. We can only guess! What, for instance, has been the trend of the social and po litical reactions following the va rious major disturbances which have from time to lime upset the routine of our world? What hap pened after the Great Plague? What happened after the Thirty Years’ war? All too often our answers to these questions are; "I don’t know," or “I didn’t get that far at school,” or, “I have forgotten." The same questions would not elicit like re plies from educated Europeans. Their answers would emanate from a thorough study of those very sub jects. That study has been an es sential to national survival. A na tion literally could not exist for a hundred years in Europe as a dis tinct entity, if its leaders were not thoroughly familiar with the funda mental lessons which history teaches. That knowledge has not been an essential over "isolated” here. It has been a luxury—indulged in alas by all too few. But after this war it will be a necessity for the reason that the rapidly improving airplane will, from now on, impair our se curity and thus decrease our envi- A SHORTAGE—OF LEADERS S chare the headlines thi A « ut most of them we ca* C i.'dhtrg except cheerfully lon for s 1 ■ lutes and be grate ful for our in books which in sere i . r. i ; i fair share. But there arc n k v L. .t us about wh -h we can do something. We can offer our services in needed I bi anches of c> munity work where ! t) > shortage of leaders is keenly fe ’ ' >i« ir particularly true of the C"1 Sc r:ts and 'he C imp Fire Qjr-is. There aren’t more willing pi ips of volunteer war workers ] it! ary community than these fine! j. t* , 1.7; t o ‘h Scout I tj, ;■». , ach ! a! C p Fire must | have • i adult Leader. To organ-J j;.,. c ;,h prouns so that every j gul v o wishes to may become a isands of [ t vLt aders Tint why both or- 1 y ■< are I n 'h og leader- 1 scale early ii .larch. I . j.en we entered the last war in 19.7 oig.uu/.s i wui.. with young jm in the United States was but, ,v y. t’ ’ It i true that v. : • on played a new and impor-j ta’ ro!e in that war, and yet for n. t young v. .men the war was a .i 'jmenUil a'T.iir with the appear the first uniforms brl- ging c a near stampede to acqtt c the , , rt f c. tTh -• xva 1 be ex- ; j-r.tVd. perhaps, for nowhere in th world was a military uniform y . ; sight ft? in tile U. S. prior t . 1917 ) la the years between the w; rs two goo. ations of girls have !,:. ’ the valuable and democratic ft- of ' c ming Girl Scouts C nip Fire group. li.ey have been trained in good .piling completes the new decora tions. Blue and white with V’s for vie- j ory dominate the decorations in j ihe entrance of the Camp Thea ter. The announecemonts of the mining attraction are posted on a* a (site background bordered with i large flowered design. Two new arch-ways have been built in the entrance of the thea ter proper and will be fitted out .x'itil curtain. . This will add to die appearance of the Camp Thea ter as well as keeping out all un necessary l' t bt during the per- j forrnances. It also will help to leaden noises from the entrance lobby. Page Five | able isolation. We too will have to infer: . ourselves about the known react >ns of the human races. The are those among us—and would to Heaven they are right— j who sincerely believe that this war will urify the world as the Flood was mtended to do. They visualize a permanent peace on earth, a United States of the World, and oth er U pean conditions to follow this current "baptism of fire.” The av erage European, on the other hand, who bases his assumption upon his knowledge of 2,000 years of his own hist iy, believes that war does not purify; that it simply adds compli cation to already complicated con ditions; that it breeds more and better hatreds and incentives to re ivcnge; that it further confuses tha chronic geographical and political | controversies which past wars have , engendered— and he plans for his 11 future accordingly. America is fighting for a glorious ideal: an ideal which this very spirit will some day make a reality ! —"freedom" in all its variations, ■ for all mankind. But our nation will not be present to participate ’ j in the fulfillment of this ideal un : j less its people guard its vital in - tore: s through the trials and trib . I ulations of more than just this war i and its immediate aftermath. War, - after all, is only an incident— -1 though a cruel and devastating one: - it is the conditions which maintain i thro, gh the normal years of peace -for v.'iich we must continually plan t and eternally struggle. It is well to dream, for it i 3 to r the dreamers, primarily, we oxxa the Vttle civilization we have thus i far acquired. But it is also wise— t while we battle toward the consum > mati n of these dreams of future r harmony — to drop the anchor of t “lessons of the past" to leeward ; of our Ship of State —just in case - history should persevere in its nasty -1 habit of repeating itself. health habits and in civic responsi bility and they have learned self They have enjoyed out door recimational programs which have made them more alert. The laws and rules they have lived up to have strengthened their loyal ties. To this early training in group activity, we believe, goes a great deal of the credit for the fine show ng women are making in this war. If you belonged to a Camp Fire ir were a Girl Scout yourself you | will want your daughter to be one. If you weren't you will want her to have the experience you missed. There may be a Leader available for the unit your daughter might join, but are you sure every neigh borhood in your town is supplied with a Leader? Find out, and if there is a shortage put Girl Scout or Camp Fire Leadership among the jobs you are willing to under take to help win the war and hold the peace. You can increase your ixvn xx. >r service considerably by 'eading a group of girls in their war activities. What are the qualifications of a Leader? Ask yourself what sort of character example you would like an older woman to set your own daughter and you have part of the answer. Add to this a genuine lik ing for girls and sufficient time and energy (these can usually be found if the desire is real) to make a suc cess of the job. You will, of course, be given training in your actual ✓ duties. And there is constant in- « spiration from other members of the local council. But the most val uable things you will have to giv* are the wisdom and tempered en thusiasms the years since your own girlhood have brought you. Decree For Cottons Spring has come to Florence In | ernmont Camp. Last Wednesday the cotton uni form was ordered as official dress for all officers and enlisted men of this Command. The cotton khaki uniform is new the proper dress for all mili ary personnel on or off the post. Either the “overseas” cap or the service hat (campaign hat) may be worn with this uniform. Private John B. Wayne of the 377th M. P. E G. Co. was mar red to Miss fttary E. Freeland of Coolidge last week. The cere mony. was performed in Coolidge. Pvt. Willard Rouse was best man.