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The Indianapolis Times < a KCRirrn.noward nthstapfr i Roy W. HOWARD President TAI.COTT POWELL r.lltor EARL D BAKER Business Manager Phone—Riley 5551 t Mom'aAA Member of United Pregg, Serfppg • Howard Newspaper Alliance, Newspaper Enter prl*9 AntoclnMnn. Newspaper Information Service and Au dit Bureau of Circulations. Owned and published dally fe*cept Sunday) by The In dianapolU Times Publishing Cos., 214-220 West Maryland street. Indianapolis. Ind. Price in Marion county. 2 cents a copy; elsewhere. 3 cents—delivered l>y carrier. 12 cents a week. Mail stibscrlp. tlon rates in Indiana. f3 a year; outside of Indiana. C 5 cents a month. Oiti* Light and '.he People Win Finn Their Own IFav MONIj4Y. MAY g. IW3. THE PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS "PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT has great cour age. Sunday night he resisted the temptation to boast of his achievements and to make big promises for the future. As for the remarkable record of the last two months, he simply recounted the facts and let them speak for themselves. He even went to the extent of warning the country against overconfidence, saying: "Industry has picked up, railroads are car rying more freight, farm prices are better, but I am not going to indulge in issuing proclamations of overenthusiastic assurance. We can not ballyhoo ourselves back to pros perity.” Here is the answer to those who are afraid that the President is losing his head about this inflation business. Unlike the cure-all inflations, he is not having pipe dreams. He said definitely that we will stop inflation at the point where debtors can pay back at prices they borrowed, that is, an honest dol lar. He said definitely that gold is a good basis for currency and that is why he "decided not to let any of the gold now in the country go out of it.” With the notion that extreme inflation as such can bring prosperity the President has no traffic. Instead, he soberly turned to the bigger job yet to be done. A return to an honest dollar and to the type of prosperity we had before crash is not enough. That kind of so-called prosperity was the cause of the depression. Hence the President’s warning: “I do not want the people to believe that because of unjustified optimism we can re sume the ruinous practice of increasing our crop output and our factory output in the hope that a kind Providence will find buyers at high prices. “Such course may bring us immediate and false prosperity, but it will be the kind of prosperity that will lead us into another tail spin.” * * * As an alternative, the President proposed national economic planning—not a govern ment dictatorship over industry, “but rather a partnership in planning and a partnership to see that the plans are carried out.” From his address Sunday night, as from his Thursday speech to the United States Chamber of Commerce, it is clear that the President considers one issue more important than any other in-this depression, one reform more necessary than any other. That is the need for the government to help industry to achieve a basis of order; permitting planned production, eliminating unfair competition by pirates and sweatshops; abolishing child labor, apportioning shorter hours and higher wages. This goal has many names—sustained pur chasing power, mass market, justice for labor, redistribution of wealth—but whatever the name, it is the common goal of economists and the wisest business leaders who see that pros perity is not possible with low wages and con centration of wealth. The President pledged a governmental measure “to give to the industrial workers of the country a more fair wage return, prevent cut-throat competition and unduly long hours for labor, and at the same time to encourage each industry to prevent overproduction." Industry has proved that it can not bring this reform working alone. For example, -the President cited the cotton goods industry, in which perhaps 90 per cent of the manufac turers would agree to eliminate starvation wages, long hours, child labor, and overpro duction, but would be powerless to act because of the unfair competition of 10 per cent. The President is going to smash that sys tem, which once paraded under the title of rugged individualism, but is now unmasked as chaos and national suicide, * * * Mr. Roosevelt’s declaration of national economic planning follows: “Government ought to have the right, and will have the right, after surveying and plan ning for an industry, to prevent, with assist ance of the overwhelming majority of that industry, unfair practice and to enforce this agreement by the authority of government. “The so-called anti-trust laws were in tended to prevent the creation of monopolies and to forbid unreasonable profits to those monopolies. That purpose of the anti-trust laws must be continued, but these laws never were intended to encourage the kind of unfair competition that results in long hours, starva tion wages and overproduction.” We shall not be as modest as the President regarding his program. We believe it is safe to predict not only a return to prosperity, but to a better prosperity, if the Roosevelt foreign policy is accepted abroad and if at home the President receives the full co-operation of con gress. industry, and labor in his pledge for government enforcement of economic plan ning. AMERICA’S FARM TRADITION IT isn’t altogether bad luck that this vest pocket war of lowa farmers should have occurred just as the Anal licks were being put on the big farm relief-inflation bill at Wash ington. Our plans'to help the farmer at last have crystallized iqto something definite and imme diate; ahd the fact that a sensational row in the corn belt took place simultaneously with the final crystallization merely serves to focus our attention anew on the whole agricultural problem. It is a good thing for us to understand just what is at stake in this farm relief program. Most of us have lost sight of the fact that the American farmer has occupied a favored .position among the farmers of the world ev^ since this country was founded. He never has been a peasant; America Is the only land on earth that never has had a peasantry. The old American tradition has it that any citizen, if he works hard and is intelligent and ambitious, can lay by as much material sub stance and as much happiness and content ment as any of his neighbors. There has been a good deal of truth in that old tradition, and nowhere has it been so true as on the farm. The American farmer has been able to live better, to have more, and to spend more than any other farmer on earth. Consider, now, what the years of deflation have been doing to this picture. They have been striking. terrific blows at the farmer's favored position. Wholesale foreclosures and tax sales, long continued, point to only one thing—the beginning of an Ameri can peasantry. Circumstances have been laying a heavy paw on the farmer's neck and trying to force him down to the immemorial level of the ag riculturist in other lands. It isn’t pleasant to look ahead to the cul mination of such a program. Something in expressibly valuable would be lost; the very cornerstone of our traditional Americanism would be gone. That is what the lowa farmers are rioting against. That is what the farm relief bill is designed to prevent. The rioters may be deplorably mistaken, the farm relief bill may be a great blunder; but both are sincere protests against a develop ment which would be nothing less than a ma jor catastrophe to the entire American plan of life. AMERICA’S NAVAL STRENGTH WHILE the administration looks forward to an extensive disarmament agreement with foreign nations this summer, the gen eral board of the navy issues a report declar ing that “the growing inferiority of the Amer ican navy is a matter of serious concern” and urging immediate construction of forty-three war ships. Thus once again we find ourselves in one of those peculiar situations where the necessities of the moment seem to urge two diametrically opposite courses of action upon us. That there is a very strong and widespread desire in this country for armament reduction is beyond argument. There is also, however, equally widespread, an uneasy feeling that in the present state of things it is the part of wisdom to keep our powder dry and our box ing gloves handy, just in case somebody starts something; and how these two feelings are to be reconciled is perplexing. As the navy’s general board points out, a navy's strength is relative. You can’t figure it unless you assess the strength of the navies maintained by other nations. And it is the board’s conclusion that in every class of ship except battleships our navy is inferior to the navies of England and Japan, To remedy this, the board urges construc tion this year of two aircraft carriers, seven six-inch gun cruisers, twenty-four destroyers, nine submarines and one eight-inch gun cruiser. On the face of things, the argument is sound enough. The chief objection seems to be that the present is hardly the proper time for a program of that magnitude. To begin with, federal finances right now hardly are in shape to stand the enormous costs involved. In addition, we are right on the eve of a great international conference which is ex pected to produce further disarmament, and any large-scale building program well might await the conclusion of that conference. Sooner or later we shall have to decide definitely whether we intend to maintain our navy at full treaty strength. But we don’t, need to make that decision right now. OUR DEBT BURDENS TT'IGURES on the national debt issued by the Twentieth Century Fund, headed by Ed ward A. Filene of Boston, show in a striking way the enormous burden which the nation is trying to carry out of the depression. Long term indebtedness in the United States today, according to these figures, amounts to 40 per cent of the national wealth, requires 20 per cent of the national income and is one of the major obstacles to economic recovery. Corporations, government agencies and in dividuals share in a long term indebtedness of $134,000,000,000, as compared with $75,000,- 000,000 in 1921. Looking at those figures, it is not hard to understand why such a strong demand for in flation has arisen during the last few months. PURE FOOD AND DRUGS A DISPATCH from Washington says that revisions of the federal food and drug law to provide a way of penalizing advertisers who mislead consumers is being considered seriously by administration leaders. A number of people have pointed out that the existing law contains a number of loop holes. An unscrupulous manufacturer can take advantage of these to deceive the public seriously. And it is not only the public that needs protection; it is the reputable manufacturer and the reputable advertiser, as well. Most firms doing business under the food and drug law’ do not need to be restrained. They suffer as much as does the consum ing public from the fact that a conscienceless few take advantage of the law’s weakness. RENAISSANCE (From the Baltimore Sun) 'T'HERE was a time when Indianapolis A could dispute with Boston for the cul tural honors of the country. Riley, Tarking ton, Nicholson and many other lights of lit erature shone then with an unexampled bril liance in the Indiana capital. It was the heydey of Hoosier enlighten ment, and the whole nation looked to the banks of the Wabash for moral and intel lectual instruction. More recently the banks of the Wabash have lost a good deal of their verdure. We have seen there only the moonlight of a once proud civilization fallen into decay as a result of the machinations of Kluxery, the intrigues of Republican politicians, and general political cussedness. It has been a sad spectacle, in dreary con trast with the brilliance of an earlier day and holding little hope for the future. Now, however, hope would seem to be re vived. Indianapolis once more is in the pews In a big way, and it is there not by virtue of the shenanigans of a McCray, but because of the reforming zeal of anew Democratic Governor. Paul V. McNutt, a former national com mander of thef American Legion, who was swept into gubernatorial office in the Demo cratic landslide last November, is showing a flair for governmental economy, governmental reorganization, and the enlargement of execu tive power in general that is causing all hands to sit up and take notice. Indiana is being galvanized into new life, and while the process is largely political up to now, it would not be surprising to see the glow of culture and enlightenment reappear almost any day. For six decades, despite all the vicissi tudes of fortune, the center of population for the United States has remained stead fastly in Indiana. Who knows but that with anew political deal the state may regain its position as the cultural hub, if not of the universe, at least of the middle West? WELL-MEANING FRIENDS THE gentleman who remarked that he could take care of his enemies if only someone would protect him from his friends well might have had the case of Tom Mooney in mind. A good-sized crowd of people who wanted Mooney freed held a demonstration in his be half last week when his newly granted mur der trial was called in San Francisco. The result was that the trial judge, quite properly, postponed the trial "until this feeling dies down,” and the efforts of Mooney's lawyers to get a speedy hearing were foiled. Mooney’s chief counsel, Frank P. Walsh, begged that no demonstration be held, pointing out that “any man who takes part in such demonstrations is doing Mooney harm—almost fatal harm.” One wonders just what was in the minds of these demonstrators. Were they sincerely trying to help Mooney—or were they just using him as a good excuse for kicking up a row? * UP BOBS GRUNDY IF we remember our nursery stuff there was an end to Solomon Grundy, born on a Monday. But none, it seems, to his namesake, Joe. Ex-Senator and ex-Lobbyist Joseph R. Grundy, the greatest tariff-touter of all time, is back in Washington. He carries the blessing of the American Tariff League, and swears to scotch the Roosevelt plan for reciprocal tariff treaties with other nations. In 1930 America was warned by thirty-six nations that the Hawley-Smoot-Grundy high tariff policies would ruin them and us. Sec retary of State Cordell Hull said: “The prac- ’ tice of the half-insane policy of economic iso lation during the last ten years by America and by the world under American leadership is the largest single underlying cause of the present world panic.” A group of 1,000 American economists said the same thing. President Hoover listened to the Grundy bloc. The voters retired Mr. Hoo ver to California, Mr. Hawley to Oregon, Mr. Smoot to Utah, Mr. Grundy to Pennsylvania. Messrs. Hoover, Hawley and Smoot are silent in their little grey homes in the west. Silence likewise would be becoming to Mr. Grundy. No, Doris, fiat money is not the kind with which you buy those imported Italian cars. Dietitian reports that no matter how you cook spinach, kids are apt to refuse it. Just an old spinach custom. Maybe that stock market boom is just the echo of the crash. M.E.TracySays: LOSING a farm through foreclosure is tough, but no tougher, perhaps, than losing a life's savings in stock or all one’s ready cash through bank failure. In any case, it does not help matters the least bit to drag an old judge off the bench, pour automobile grease over his head, tie a rope around his neck, and mistreat him in other ways. Neither does it help matters the least bit to make a deputy sheriff kiss the flag or run law yers off the courthouse steps. There are people \vho regard such acts as not only ’ justifiable, but constructive in their effect. There are people who believe in the most childish kind of violence as a sound meth od of reform and relief. One hears such chat ter on every hand and, occasionally, one gets an illustration of how it works when translated into mob activities. • We should be very grateful that most of these illustrations have been furnished by other people and that our ow’n country has been so free from them. Whatever else happens, w’e must maintain order, since with order all things are possible, without it, little can be accomplished. a a a NOTHING has done more to distinguish the United States in this season of world wide agony than the firmness with which con stitutional government has been maintained, unless it is the speed with which anew adminis tration has made such radical changes without causing the slightest disturbance. The flexibility of this government permits the people to do what is necessary without re sorting to revolution, or mobilizing volunteer forces of discipline. That fact has spared us from the upheavals and disorders with which so many other coun tries have been afflicted and which can not help slowing up the processes of recovery. We are right in discouraging all forms of violent action on the one hand, and in insisting on the application of lawful sanction for every kind of relief or reform on the other. As things stand, the American people have nothing to overcome but material losses and economic handicaps,- while many other people find themselves entangled with rump govern ments, arbitrary’ dictatorships, lost liberties, factional hates and political chaos. a a a ONE can go to the record and prove that the United States has suffered well above the average in the decline of trade, capital value, and earning capacity. But — an d this is the all-important point—the United States has found it possible to maintain the health of her people and keep her govern mental structure intact. We have found it desirable to grant the President dictatorial powers, we have found it unnecessary to call on “black shirts’ or “brown shirts, ’ much less invoke firing squads or perse cute minorities. All this puts us in a position to take quick advantage of the upswinging and to exert a wholesome influence for peace and order throughout the world. THE INDIANAPOLIS TIMES (Times readers are invited to express tlieir views in these columns. Make your letters short, so all can have a chance. Limit them to 250 words or less.) By A Depositor Now that a receiver has been ap pointed for the Meyer-Kiser bank, a great many depositors have set tled back with a sigh of relief, glad to know that affairs of the insol vent bank have been taken out of the hands of the three liquidating agents. Let us hope that Judge Cox will continue to air the trans actions and fees of the new receiver as thoroughly as he has the old administration. By Donald E. Stebbing My dear Taxpayer of April 24, the dirty neck and greasy hands belong to the faithful and blind slaves who sweat blood and grime in your fac tories—creating your wealth, giving you your perfumed soap. It has been easier for you to steal the candy of these helpless children than to earn it yourself. When dead and dumb property and shiny yellow coins became more precious to you than the fate of God-made fellow men, violence to you and your gang is the last and triumphant card. Remember this, Bourbon: A quarter million young men will not shoot their own brothers, wives, fathers, and sweet hearts. The oath will mean little. It will be forgotten. Will Your Excellency please be specific when he states that our leaders may be purchased for thirty pieces of silver? If you are serious when you ask for a visit from a Red, I shall be most happy to accept. I shall not grovel and I shall not beg bread. Neither shall I convince you of your errors. That, I’m afraid, is beyond human possibility. I am writing this for the benefit of those who are puzzled at your imbecility . and are possibly wondering whether you are not all “that way.” I wish you were. The task of reforming this sick earth would be far simpler, if all the aristocracy had your frankness, your utter lack of guile, the com mon horde and several of your close servants w f ould make a tandem for mation and descend upon your precious necks. The scream of Bolshevism and victorious mob violence would ring through your beautiful halls. You would quake and whine for mercy, MANY years ago an alarming number of babies died with the coming of summer because of severe attacks of summer diarrhea, also called summer complaint. The intestinal tracts of babies are exceedingly delicate and are likely to develop looseness on slight provo cation. Moreover, because of the extremely delicate organization of the infant’s growing body, the ef fects of summer complaint are like ly to be much more serious in an infant than in a grown-up person. In a recent consideration of the subject, Dr. W. McKim Marriott points out that perfectly healthy babies show great individual dif ferences in the number of daily movements. Much depends on whether they are nursing at the breast or being “T'VIRECTOR of the Mint" is a mouth-filling title, especially for a woman. Nevertheless, we’re going to have one. Mrs. Nellie Tay loe R' vs s will be in charge of all the gold, ohver and copper coins in this entire country and will supervise the assay offices, to which the metal is taken for conversion into money. Here’s progress, if you ask me. And when we become really intelli gent, financially speaking, we shall put women in complete charge of national collections and disburse ments. We’ll regulate our large expendi tures as we do those at home—by giving mama an allowance on which to run things. And will they be run! In spite of the idea prevalent in many quarters that we know noth ing about money, and it given a free hand would be reckless spend thrifts, most of the actual saving accomplished in any country is done by women. We are intact Benjamin Frank The Message Center Summer Complaint Is Peril to Babies A Woman’s Viewpoint ===BY MRS. WALTER FERGUSON ~ The Merry Month of May Try Reading By N. F. T. IHAVE been watching with great interest the reactions of Times readers to the article by Taxpayer of April 24, and can not resist the urge and the opportun ity to voice an opinion and to make a suggestion. Judging from the character of Taxpayer’s assertions, I think it very probable that they flow from a narrow channel of thought and that they indicate an inability, not a refusal, I hope, to see what the continuation of the conditions he upholds ultimately will lead to. If Taxpayer snould care to get out of the rut of traditionalism and do some progressive thinking, I suggest, in a spirit of friend liness, that he read “After Demo cracy,” by H. G. Wells, available at the library. but your challenging words would be remembered and the rifle bolts would click with a sharp vengeance and you would be dead. A great Chinese philosopher once remarked that “he who abuses the weak eventually is destroyed by his own weakness. You would better pray each night for peaceful and evolutionary socialism. By Times Reader The democracy of this great na tion has become a farcical legend based on the Constitution which our forefathers created. The vote of the honest citizen has no significance in our gubernatorial elections. The most plausible explanation of this indignity is that the govern ment now is based upon the propo sition that all corporations and chain stores are the property of and managed by shareholding citizens. The facts concerning this horri ble depression that has devastated our country never will be ack nowledged by the people responsi ble for it. The “thirty pieces of sil ver” method of obtaining the re vision of our honest laws and gov ernmental policies has resulted in our public and law-making officials stupidly trying one scheme after another to raise the nation out of the mire, with the corporations and chain organizations on every law like wolves tearing its heart out and leaving only the skeleton. Can any government continue to BY DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN Editor Journal of the American Medical Association and of Hvgeia. the Health Magazine. artificially fed. Any baby must be considered as an individual and handled as such. The chief cause of diarrhea dur ing hot weather is the pressure of germs in milk, which multiply ex cessively, particularly if the milk is not properly cooled or refrig erated. Os course, the baby who is nurs ing is likely to have fresh milk free from harmful germs. The breast-fed baby rarely suf fers with summer complaint. Even such a baby, however, may suffer iinfection from impure water or from accessory feeding of materials which are not bacteriologically clean. lins in petticoats and can do rings around that thrifty gentleman in the matter of economizing. # a a A WOMAN always can make a dollar go twice as far as a man. She is the shopper superlative and can get more for her money. She is a past master at the arts of bar ter and if it wasn't for this fem inine talent hundreds of thousands Questions and Answers Q —Who was Lucrezia Borgia? A—The natural daughter of Pope Alexander VI by his mistress. Vanozza-Dei Cattanei. She lived from 1460 to 1519, and was Duchess of Ferrara. Q —Why do all bills for raising revenue in the United States haw to originate in the house of rep resentatives? A —Because that is a provision of the Constitution. ■ function under the existing handi caps to which they are subjected? Let the radical cry against poverty, unemployment, and tariffs. Let him tell how many different meth ods are to be and are being used to counteract these evils and the conditions are not improved the least. Every drop of water you drink or bathe in carefully is measured and charged to you by scientific in struments. Your food and your clothing are allotted to you on a predatory supply and demand basis. The benefits derived from these necessities of existence do not re vert to the craftsman who creates them, but to the capitalistic heads of corporations that control their finances. Until these monopolistic pirates and their shock troops of corporation lawyers are subdued or completely annihilated, and muni cipally controlled projects substi tuted, the prevailing conditions will exist. There will be little liberty for the average layman and the present form of government will continue to operate on the high priced “Yes Man” basis. Let’s drag the skeleton out of our big closet and restore the nation to government, “of the people and by the people.” So They Say It is, I may say now, both the policy and the practice of the United States to confer where questions affecting peace are con cerned.—Norman Davis, U. S. rep resentative at Geneva. Humor is a profession like law, medicine, engineering, and poetry.— Ed Wynn, comedian. Even the impending inflation, which seems to be necessary rather than voluntary, may turn out to be a good thing, in spite of our old and conservative economic notions. —Charles A. Miller, former presi dent of the R. F. C. There is evolution backward as well as forward.—Professor Thomas Hunt Morgan, California Institute of Technology. During the development and handling of milk it invariably be comes contaminated with some germs. The germs multiply rapidly in the milk unless the milk is kept cool. When the milk is pasteurized, the germs are destroyed or inhibited, but after the milk is distributed it again suffers the possibility of con tamination. While such infection constitutes the responsibility for the vast ma jority of cases, there are other cases of summer complaint associated with infections and fevers with the feeding of too much sugar or of rich cream, and sometimes the baby is not getting enough to eat. Babies that are undernourished and weak can not digest their food well. ofi families in America right now’ wouldn’t be getting along at all. We girls got a bad reputation for spending, but we were using some body's else money at the time, you must remember. We all know how to hang on to our own. I daresay if our sex had been in charge of affairs in 1914, a great deal more of our cash still would be at home and a great deal less in Europe. Woman is fitted both by nature and circumstance for economy. She has had a raw deal from nature and lived through the ages when she worked without pay. Everything she got for a long time had to be ob tained by stowing nickles away in cracked teapots and in slicing pen nies from the family budget. She schemed and connived to get a few extras for her children, and has run her home on a pittance. If practice makes perfect, women ought to be able to run the country on one-tenth of what the men have to have. m .■MAY 8, 1933 It Seems to Me BY lIEYWOOD BROUN =i> YORK. May B.—The city of I Turin, in Italy, was about to I have a fashion show, until Mus solini saw the murals which had been designed for the event by a young artist who favored angles rather than curves. The Duce said. “No!” Before the show could open, it was necessary to fatten all the figures. Indeed, it is reported that shopkeepers have been warned to keep close watch on their store* windows and see to it that no ladies of plaster or of wax shall be ex hibited if they so happen to be a little less plump than is pleasing to Benito. The man who compelled the trains to run on time now asks the ladies of the land not to run at all. The Fascist frail must make each vitamin a victory, so that Mussolini may go down to posterity as the proud ruler who launched a thousand hips. a o a Back to Romulus From now on, I suppose, the na tional anthem is to be, “So let’s have another cup of coffee, and let's have another piece of pie.” It might not even be amiss to refer to Italy as the land of the spree and the home of the crave. And, as for the wolf at the door, she will be lucky if she does not find herself drafted for the nursery in good old Roman fashion. “Beyond the Alps lies Italy” no longer will be an accurate observa tion. Under the Duce's diet every village of the plain will teem tilth mountainous maids. But so far there has been almost no complaint. That is, with the exception of the protest being drawn up by the Venetian Gondoliers’ Union, Local No. l, which wants time and a half for overtime, a big ger boat, a full crew, a couple of mules and a towpath if Mussolini insists that larger shadows must be cast under the moonlight. On the other hand, the Balcony Builders’ International Executive Council of the T. U. U. L. has come out in favor of the Duce on the ground that repair work, inspection, and general overhauling have been very brisk since announcement of the new dispensation. The Italian Shakespearean So ciety has somewhat altered the text in the rather well-known passage which now runs, as. nearly as I can remember:—“But soft what light through yonder window breaks. It is the yeast, and Juliet is the sun, the moon and several of the larger planets rolled in one.” In fact, they’ve changed the name of the play, too. From now on it is to be known as Benito’s Beef Trust. u tt Congressman Silent I was invited, several days ago, to participate in a debate over the air with the Hon. Ham Fish on the question of the recognition of Rus sia by the United States. The task of Mr. Fish was to condemn any such action by our state depart ment, while I was assigned to argue that recognition should be accorded —and the sooner the better. Since that is my very strong opinion, I was and lighted to accept. In addition I was curious to see and to listen to the Honorable Fish, who has won such a reputation for him self among the herring hunters. A red sky at night is the sailors’ de light, but to the congressman it constitutes a warning. At the appointed hour I appeared at the studio with a script filled with statistics and everything. But there was no Ham Fish. “You go on first,” advised the station manager, “and undoubtedly he’ll show up before you finish.” I started out to talk against Fish and time. The minutes seemed captive balloons—so stationary they were. On I went, and on, but Fish was fifty miles away. At least he was not visible. Just before I went down for the third time, I made a despairing gesture to the local announcer to indicate that I could go no further. Being a man of rare presence of mind, he picked up the address of the distinguished and missing man from Washington and thrust it into the hands of Ralph Easley. An Eolsey for a Fish Now, Mr. Easley is almost as famous a ghost trotter as Mr. Fish. Even the soft patter of the tiniest liberal feet will set Mr. Easley to crying out on alarm that the red shirts are coming. Paul Revere had a horse, Mr. Easley a motorcycle. But circumstances were against him. He did not precisely thunder down the ether, because the script was strange to him and he could not pronounce some of the long words. Even more unfortunately, there was a page to turn just after a paragraph embodying a defense of religious belief against all foreigners who would assail it. Mr. Easley lost his place and muttered under his breath. Radio is a great invention, and not a single word of the im promptu whisper was denied the in visible audience. Out through *the Oranges and into Radboume went the agonized cry: “Damm it all! Where the hell does it hitch up?” (Copyright. 1933, by The Times) Spring BY EDWARD HIESE Standing on the hillside Ankle-deep in flowers, Her favorites flocking around her, Or hanging back in bowers. Resting in the valley, Like a tired child from play, Lying in the fern and moss, Breathing scents of May. Spring is in the woodland, More beautiful than all. Opening blossoms ’round her. Opening at her call. Birds singing o’er her, Bright blue sky above. God surely sent her To fill the world with love.