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Postal Official Sits Up Till
Midnight Looking for
Unfit Literatim
Time Wgsliinatnn Bureau.
1X22 Neio YnrklArenue,
WASHINGTON, April 22.—It's a
science, this thing of snooping out
suspected obscenity in magazines
and books.
Listen to Horace .T. Donnelly,
solicitor of the Postoffice Depart
ment. Man and boy, he's been do
ing it for twenty long years. It’s
his job to see that nothing gets into
the mails that would make a maiden
blush or a young man giggle.
‘‘Now some folks,’ says he, “some
folks think it's just hit or miss
whether we rule a book out of the
mails. They think it's just a ques
tion of how our liver is that day.
The truth is, however, that our de
cisions are just about as exact as
such things possibly could be. See
this pile of papers. They’re briefs
of every case in which a Federal
-court passed on the decency of
matter submitted to the mails. All
•nve have to do to see whether a
* new magazine or book should be
excluded is to evaluate it according
to these briefs.”
Donnelly tumbled into the current
The Konjola Compound
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ach, Liver and Kid
ney Troubles
"I am glad to indorse this new
Konjola medicine to the public, be
cause it has completely relieved my
stomach, kidney and liver troubles,
and I think it is wonderful,” said
Mr. Albert Bryant, well-known In
dianapolis citizen, living at 123 South
jj jj
Noble Street, this city, while talking
just a few days ago with The Kon
jola Man, who Is at Hook's drug
store, corner Pennsylvania and Mar
ket Streets, Indianapolis, where he
is Introducing and explaining this
celebrated Konjola compound to
large crowds of people throughout
each day.
“I had been troubled with my
stomach for a long time,” said Mr.
Bryant. “I wasn’t able to eat, and
In fact, my appetite had about gone
completely. When I ate only the
very lightest kind of foods, my
stomach would hurt and pain me
afterward. Instead of digesting, It
seemed that what I ate would lodge
In the pit of my stomach and there
my food would actually seem to fer
ment and form large quantities of
gas, making a tight feeling In my
throat and chest.
"I also suffered from disordered,
sluggish kidneys and my liver
seemed to be torpid and Inactive.
The pains over my kidneys and
across my.back were the cause of
almost constant suffering. If I at
tempted to bend over or stand erect
after sltttlng down a while, the
pains would become severe and al
most drive me frantic. My rest was
broken up every night. Instead of
sleeping, I would Just roll and toss
from one side of the bed to the
other. Each morning I would awake
with a very achy feeling across my
back, and of course, I never felt fit
for a day’s work. The whole truth
Is that I was In a terrible state of
health, and I had become dis
couraged. for nothing seemed to
reach my trouble.
“Well, I began to take the Kon
jola, and I was surely surprised at
the quick way In which this medicine
helped me. I never had any Idea
that two bottles of any medicine
would so completely relieve all of
my suffering. For several nights
T have been sleeping like a child, and
I kept improving more and more
each day that I continued taking
Konjola, until now I am feeling like
a different man In every way. My
stomach Is Improved so that I can
eat a good, hearty meal without
suffering afterward. My food doesn’t
-ferment or form Into a lump In my
stomach any more, nor do I have
the pains I used to. That tight feel
ing has disappeared from my throat
and chest. My liver has been in
vigorated and my kidneys are
strengthened so that the back aches
don’t bother me any more. I can
bend over and straighten up with
out pains of any kind. I rest sq
good every night that. I feel wonder
ful In the mornings, and I don't
have that stiff, achy feeling across
my back at all.
"This Is the first time that I have
been out of misery for many a day,
and I owe It all to your Konjola, and
so I gladly Indorse this medidne to
the public.”
The Konjola Man Is at Hook’s
drug store, corner Pennsylvania and
Market Streets (the busy downtown
section of Indianapolis and the
easiest to get to), where he Is dally
meeting the public and Introducing
and explaining the merits of this
remedy. Free samples given.
Konjola Is for sale at all Hook
drug stores throughout the shopping
' district of Indianapolis.—Advertise
Is Book of Ruth a
Baseball Yarn?
Bil Timm Special
LA PORTE, Ind., April 22.
"Sunset and evening star.
And one clear call for me.
And may there be no moaning
at the bar
When I put out to sea.”
“From what is this poem
taken Who was the author?
Name two other selections by
the same author? were the
questions asked county eighth
grade students.
One answer was:
“The selection was taken
from ‘Behind the Bars.’ W.
Shakespeare wrote it. He also
wrote ‘Caesar's Funeral' and
•The Book of Ruth.'”
news when he barred the April issue
of H. L. Mencken's magazine, the
American Mercury, after a Boston
judge had given it a clean bill of
The solicitor stares mildly at men
tion of that case.
“Why so much rumpus just about
that one case?” he questions. “It’s
just one in a hundred. Dubious books
and magazines pour in here ten to
twenty a day. It’p hardly a night
I don’t sit up until midnight read
“Does the solicitor think this a
good law that makes him, without
any open hearing, the sole judge
for the Nation whether any piece of
literature is fit to be read?
“Well, someone has to do it.”
Does he think that the law some
times results in the barring of quite
a high type of literature?
“Maybe it does. The works of
Boccacio and Rabelais have both
been barred at various times, of
course, and some folks say that was
an attack on literature. But I've
found that sometimes the word
literature is used to cover up a
whole lot of filth.”
The solicitor blinks his eyes,
wearied by twenty years of reading
things unfit to be read.
‘The funny thing,” he camplains.
“is that while some people say we
are tyrants, other people think we're
100 lax. Congressman Elliott, of
Indiana has a bill before Congress
right now demanding an investiga
tion to determine whether we are
being strict enough.”
The right of the posrtofPice
solicitor’s office summarily to bar
any book or magazine from the
mails has been in the statutes since
1872. A publisher’s only recourse
is to take his protest to a Federal
Court after his publication haa
already been barred.
$11,244,300 FOR
Increase Over February
Shown in Report.
Building and engineering con
tracts awarded in Indiana during
March amounted to $11,244,300, ac
cording to F. W. Dodge Corpora
tion. This shows an increase of 84
per cent above February, and a de
crease of 8 per cent below March,
New construction started in In
diana during the first quarter of
1926 has reached a tolal of $21,-
766,600, being 12 per cent below the
figure for the corresponding three
months of 1925.
The building record for Indiana
during march contained the follow
ing items of note: “$3,642,400, or
32 per cent of all construction, for
residential buildings; $1,907,700, or
17 per cent, for religious and me
morial buildings: $1,611,000, or 14
per cent, for industrial buildings;
$1,403,100, or 12 per cent, for com
mercial buildings: $1,077,900, or 10
per cent, for educational buildings;
$922,800, or 8 per cent, for public
works and utilities, and $280,000, or
2 per cfent, for social and recreation
al projects.
Marriage Licenses
James R. PauKhsrtv. 50, I>a Mottle. 111.,
dentist: Maebeth F,. Eagles. 38. llS.'j Me-
Douttal. chiropractor.
George .1. Mtsson. 22. Ft. Harrison, sol
dier: Myrtle Spurting. 21. Maumee. Ohol,
Virgil Clouse 25. 400 Virginia, insnec
tor: Rita F. Thompson. 20. 516 E. Mer
Richard Tunstull. 23. 30 W. Tenth,
bnneemaji; Era M. White. 22. 1720 Mar
Everett A. Pierce, 35. 130 E. Pratt, la
borer: Bertha Hillem. 30. 315 E. St. Clair.
Osie L. Anderson. 23. 1310 E. Seven
teenth. foundry; Esther Gould. 22. 2000
. ■
Both Helped by Taking
Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vege
table Compound
“After the birth of my little
daughter I was very badly run-
down. I could
not think of giv
ing up, but grew
steadily worse,
being compelled
to stay in bed
two or three days
each week. A
friend of my sis
ter’s told of the
good Lydia E.
Pinkham’s Veg
etable Compound
had done her, and
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my sister bought me two bottles of
It. I had not taken all of one bottle
when I was up and able to do some
work. I am truly a booster for
Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Com
pound and you may use my testi
monial.”—Mrs. Mayme Lynch, 1119
Island Ave. Ext., McKee’s Rocks, Pa.
Mrs. Hope L. Smith, a farmer’s
wife of Route 3, Floyd, Va., says
she was ill for ten years with a
good deal of pain in her side and so
weak she could hardly work. Lydia
E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound
has helped her so much she is tell
ing her friends about it,
In Shortridge Senior Play
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Three Khortridge High School students who take leading roles In “Come
Out of the Hite lien,” to be presented by Short ridge seniors at the Murat
Theater April 30. Left to right, Robert Winsted, Rosemary Kelley and
Obed K ilgorr.
Attorney Takes Appeal on
Murder Conviction.
Roosevelt Hicks, 23, Negro, held
in the Indiana State Prison waiting
to bo put to death in the electric
chair on July 5 for the murder of
his wife, Mrs. Esther Hicks. Negro,
refused to discuss his case in a re
port before Judge James A. Collins
today. . I.ast March Hicks was con
victed by a Criminal Court Jury and
given capital punishment.
Transcript of the testimony has
been completed and will be presented
to the State Supreme Court by Ira
M. Holmes, his attorney, on appeal.
Cost of the appeal will be paid by
the county.
In his report. Hicks merely said:
“I do not care to make a state
ment.” He admitted, however, that
he was innocent and had no pre
vious criminal record.
Did You Ever Have a Mysterious Knock in Your Motor and Could
Not Locate It? Did You Ever Wonder
1. Why you use so much cylinder oil? 4. Why you have so much spark plug
2. Why you have so- much trouble trouble?
starting? 5. Why your valves need grinding so
3. Why your motor overheats? often?
6. Why you have so much transmis
sion trouble?
Why You Are ALWAYS Buying Gas?
The cause of all your troubles is carbon. You can take your car to a parage and have your carbon scraped
out and your trouble will be ended for a time. This will probably cost from $5 to $25. You pay this for only
temporary relief. The Stransky Vaporizer is a decarbonizer as well as gasoline saver. We positively guaran
tee that you can remove the carbon from your engine and not lose the use of your car for a tninute. No danger
ous drugs or chemicals are needed. We positively guarantee that you will get more miles to the gallon than
ever before. Users of the Stransky Vaporizer say the carbon removing feature alone is worth many times the
cost of the Vaporizer. Because of the repair bills it saves, the fact that gasoline prices are high and that ear
owners are anxious to reduce their car expenses makes Stransky Vaporizers in demand.
The “Stransky” is guaranteed to last the lifetime of
your car. Try it today—your money back tomorrow if
you are not satisfied. (Yord word is our proof).
We will ship to any part of the state. Send your check or postal money order
and give name and model of car.
Open °P en
Evenings 141 South Illinois Sf.. Indianapolis, Ind. Su " d p y ntll
League Urges Prohibiting
Use of Streams.
Sewage disposal plants for nil In
diana cities will be required by legis
lation to be presented in the next
Legislature by Izaak Walton
League, according to Senator L. G.
Bradford, South Bend, president.
Towns will be prohibited from
emptying sewage in streams in the
anti-stream pollution legislative pro
gram to be presented. Greater re
forestation and more game reserves
will be urged, Bmdford Raid.
R. A. P. Holderby, national league
field representative, and Bradford
have been touring the State in inter
est of the program. There are now
115 chapters in Indiana.
“We are cooperating with the
State conservation department in
every way possible," said Broadford.
Fred Appel is local president.
List of Students Making
High Scholastic Marks
Twenty-five students were named
on A plus honor roll announced to
day by Shortridge High School. The
list was compiled from the second
marks of the semester.
The list:
Maxine Biddle. Angus Cameron. Ruby
L*-e Creager. Marguerite Doriot, Irma
Dirks Norman Ferguson. Meta Fnga. Bes
sie Hills. Norris Haughton. Mary Elizabeth
Huff. John Kitchen. Jeannette l,e bar.tni-r.
Frank Oliphant. George Pearce, Ruth
Marie Price, Marian Ramsey. Ava L. Red
dtek. Virginia Sanders. Leona Sherman
William Smitha Helen Summer. Guernsey
Van Riper. Anne Withers. Edward Wright,
Collier Young.
Those listed on the A honor roll
Lyle Anderson, Dorothea Arbuokie, Caro
lan Atkinson, Addio Axline, Beatrice
Axum. . , ,
Alice Baker. Merrill Bassett. Frcderiek
Baumgartner. Be-ete Beard. Evelyn Bent
ley. Mary Blackburn. Barbara Blatt. Elmer
.latt. Ruth onifield. Inez Bracken. Eva
Branham. Edith Bradford, Bertha Brntz
man. Rosemary Bretzman. Frieda Brill.
Virginia Brookbank. Marjorie Brown.
Charlotte Bruce.
Theodore Callts. Mary Louise Carpenter.
Clementine Casnnre. Minniebelle Cochran,
Eleanor Cohn. Anion Cox. Elizabeth Craig
Siit-.m Crane.
Elizabeth Paiman. Marie Daniel, Clari
bell Davidson Josephine Davidson. Norma
Davidson. Harold Dunkel.
Edward Efroytnson. Helen Eiser Kelso
Elliott. Adolph Emhardt. Elma Ferguson.
William Fizer. Avis Flanders. Iyna Fleiset
man. Vivian Friedman. Mona Fry. Thelma
Fulkerson, Marjorie Fogas. Margaret
Edith Garrison. Isabel Garrison. Stella
Glasson. Bernndine Grow.
Eleanor Hadd. Robert Hamill. Alice
Hanna Thurston Harrison. Johnnie Har
low. Wenonah Hatfield. Mary Love Hew
lett. Margaret Mary Hill. Lois Ann Hodgtn.
Iris Hollis. Mary Holmes. Clarence Homer,
Esther Hanning. Elcnore Howe.
Reatha Inman.
Helen Jacobs. Helen Johnson. Paul
Jones. Celeste .lonian,
Sidney Kauffman. Belle Kaufman. Donald
Keller. Rosemary Kelley. Thomas Kelley,
William Klgcr. Dorothy Kohlstaedt. Pearl
Dorothy Lombard Edna Lnmkln. Tril
Lefflrr, Edith I.me Charles D. Lineback
Leffier Edith Line. Charles D. Lineback.
Paul Mac.v. Annahelle Manis, Carol May
bom. Genevieve Maxwell. I’earco McClel
land Boren McCormack. Helen McCoy,
Carol Messing. Ethelmae Miller Lurlllr
Mock Oscar Montirth N met Moore Mar
garet Morns. Ruth Mushlitz. Esther Myers.
Maliel Myers.
Louis Neter. Mildred Now.ani. Mary Ann
Ogden. VVi’ll.ant C Otto.
Clarence Handler. Harriet Payne. Helen
Biggest Seller
Perkins, Martha Pharos. Jean Platt. Thelma
Porter. Jean Potter. Lots Power, William
Price. Robert Price.
Dorothy Rath. Devota Rodgers. Dorothy
Rolltngon. Allison Rush.
Doris Salinger. Elizabeth Savidge, Maty
Alice Sohcffel. Guendolyn Schort Marjorie
Schuster. Mina Shadday. Frances Shera,
Sarah Sherwood. Wemlell Shullenberger.
Nellie Sielken. Frances Small. Clark R.
Smith, Mya D. Smith. Wilard Smith. Janet
Smith. Hilda Sommer. Mary ,1. Sommer.
Mildred J. Sommer. Lucilft Springer. Foster
Stephens. Max Stockton. Geneva Stoehr.
Elizaiieth Stone, Mary Strouse, Herbert
Russell Townsend. Myra Triller, C. Van
Arsdet Fdward Van Riper.
Lucille Wade. Charlotte Wainwrirhl.
Hamid Warren. Fredrick Weber. June IMer.
FloremVt Williams, June Wilson. Alice
Winegar. Comer Wolf. Mary Jane Woolsey.
DEAL, England-—Peter S. Fearon,
17, and Stephen Gibbs, 18, lifelong
•chums, sped from opposite directions
along the Dover road to keep an
appointment with each other. Their
cars collided and both were killed.
i Malt i
Automobile Insurance Assn.
Broader Protection
at Low Cot/
Pay 4% S“ gs
Charles L Henry, Receiver
Dollar Excursion
Every Sunday
Round Trip Tickets two and one
half cents per mile; 30-day re
turn limit.
Information, Phone
MA In 4600-4501
21 N. Illinois St.
From 8:30 A. M. to 12:30
Spring HATS
tA never-to-be equaled
array of crepes, crepe
and straw, faille silk,
hair braid, combina
tion of Azures, trim
med and tailored liats.
All colors and all
For Dress and Sport Wear
From 8:30 A. M. rfjSk
to 12:30 P. M.
200 Charming New Silk Vi
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'APRIL 2% 1926

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