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Tile Indianapolis Times <A < Riri-K.HOK4EI) >EW *r.%rr R , ROY W HOWARD President TAM'oTT POWELL Editor EAKL D. RAKER H i*ir.<>s Manager Phone— Riley 5.V.1 rp • '•■•o #•**.* ©4* • Ltyht and the People Will ttni Thetr Own Bo* Member of Pnlted Pro**, R< rippa -ii wird w*paper Allfano#, >w*p.ipr Ent-r ---r>rl Axodatlo.i. Newt paper Inf' rmatton Service and Au dit Bureau of Circulation*. Owned and publlahed dally (ciept Sunday hr 7h* !n ---diar. Tlmci f'ubllahii.g Cos, 2)4-770 Weat Maryland ■ treat. IndanapAlla. Ind. Price In Mirton county. 2 cent* a copy; cUewher*. 3 cen'a delivered l.r carrier. 12 cent* * v ~eV. Mail inscrip tion ra’e in Indiana *3 a year: uf*l |e of Indiana, #5 cent* a month. MONDAY JULY SI 1911 NOW IT CAN BF SEEN 'T'ODA Y marks the nineteenth anniversary ■“■of the real outbreak of the World war. The Russians had ordered their general mobil ization on the afternoon of July 30, 1914, and nothing on earth then could avert a European war save stem French refusal to cooperate— * something which was unlikely in the light of the steady French encouragement of war like movements in Russia from July 22 on ward During the evening of July 31, Poincare and his minister held a final and decisive con ference on the question of war and peace. At 1 a m Aug 1. Izvolski, Russian ambassador In Paris, telegraphed the outcome to his chief In St Petersburg He assured him that the French had de cided upon war with hearty high spirits” and urged Russia to throw all her forces against Germany. This was sixteen hours before Ger many declared war on Russia. In answer to the general mobilization, and two and a half days before Germany declared war on France. This greatest calamity in human history seems to have taught the human race little. A series of peace treaties was drawn up which Invited another war. Armaments have in creased to nearly double their size in 1914. A spirit of revenge was bred in Germany, surpassing that implanted in France by the Prussians in 1871 A decade and a half of bogus internationalism just now has been abandoned for frank nationalism, political and economic Therefore it is highly appropriate that, on this anniversary of the supreme imbecility of the inhabitants of this planet, Simon and Schuster should bring out the first really ade quate photographic history of the World war. It is entitled, significantly enough. "The First World War," and it has been collected, selected, and edited under the direction of the most fitting American for the task. Lau rence Stallings While there are approximately 200 photo graphs, the value of the book lies not so much in its bulk and variety as in the representative and comprehensive character of the pictures— in the almost diabolical cleverness which Mr. Stallings has shown In his selection of scenes. He relentlessly exposes the character of modern war without laying himself open to the charge of having resorted to the unusual to drive home his points. His captions are masterpieces of satire and irony. Not the least interesting element is the in clusion of many striking headlines from the New York Times between 1914 and 1918 Any jierson who can go through this vol ume carefully and not be overwhelmed with the criminal stupidity, the horrors and suffer ings. the brutalities and degeneracy of war deserves to die in barbed wire. We have no space here to describe the pic ture in detail. They must be seen to be ap preciated. They run the whole range from the Congress of Vienna in 1815. which originated the balance of power” notion, to the 1929-33 depression, which Professor Shotwell called the last battle of the war. The generation which "armed for peace" is portrayed: Princip is shown “lighting the fuse;" the vast optimism and enthusiasm which pervaded all capitals when war was declared is spread amply before us: the preachers in all countries invoke God's bless ing on the slaughter: the pen that proved more deadly than the sword produces its propaganda pictures and lies, which "sowed the seeds of hate;” lines and heaps of mangled bodies are shown under appropirate captions, such as “no more parades;" submarine and air warfare—"wings over Europe"—come in for proper attention an "ace” lies before us. smashed into bits; the starvation at home is portraved: the strutting generals and suave diplomats are shown at Versailles against a background of an honor roll of slain officers: war spies are being shot at dawn near Paris In 1920. Here is a book that one literally can read and weep over And one who is sickened by it well may remember that the Second World War” will make the First" look like a Quaker picnic by comparison. HAIL, JAYHAWKERS! wr ANSAR, where even cigarets once were prohibited, has cast off the cloak of cow ardice on repeal. Its legislature, called to meet in special session in September, will be asked by Governor Landon to act on a bill for a repeal election. This action of the Jayhawker state, which may help to insure the necessary thirty-six ratifications this year, is one of the most heartening developments of the repeal cam paign The tactics of the professional drys have been to delay a vote by the people. Kan sas through her Governor has repudiated this strategy. Her neighbor. Missouri, through the courts, has rejected another dilatory effort of the drys. a perfect example of their recent efforts. An effort to force a referendum on the Mis souri legislature's act setting up machinery for a repeal election next month—a referen dum to decide whether to hold a referendum —has been turned down by the Cole county court So it almost is assured that on Nov. "I the people of the thirty-sixth state—four states hav® elections scheduled that day—will kick a 15-year-old monstrosity out of the Consti tution. and probably early in December, after the necessary formalities of conventions have been completed, the problem of liquor control will go where it belongs— to the states. | The score of repeal is now 20 to 0. Four states speak in August. Ariatna votes Aug. 8, Missouri. 19; Texas. 28. and Washington, 29 Six elections are scheduled for September, one for October, and four on the fateful day of Nov. 7. R’.x other states are considering dates and plans and on the President's insistence It Is deemed certain that at least three will hold early elections Besides Kansas, the legisla tures of Colorado, Kentucky and Virginia are being called by their Governors. Utah and Montana are farther along but definite dates have not been fixed. It was Nov 8. 1932. that the new deal ad ministration was swept imo office. Comple tion of the repeal vote In the states within 385 days after this mandate, would mark an unparalleled response from the states of the republic. THE MILK AGREEMENT cT'HE Roosevelt administration in approv ing the Chicago milk agreement makes It the paltem for all other such compacts else where. The President and the secretary of agricul ture have Invoked the powers of the agricul tural adjustment art to insure, for milk pro ducers. higher prices for their product, a bet ter share of the prices for which It is sold at retail, and. at the same time stabilize the milk market and protect consumers. The price schedules approved in the agree ment mean that the income of at least 18.000 milk producers in the Chicago area will be in creased by some SIO,OOO a day. or S3OO 000 a month. They likewise raise the price of milk to consumers 1 cent over previous prices, but still this fixed cost is 1 cent lower than It was nine months ago. The important thing Is that two-thirds of the increase, according to Secretary Wallace's calculation, will go to producers. Designed to end the long era of milk price wars, violence and chaos in the Chicago area, the marketing agreement, as has been shown, will cost consumers more money. The other half of the Roosevelt plan is in tended to furnish them with additional money. As Chicago Industries come under the national recovery administration, as em ployers there raise wages and reduce hours of labor, employes will have more to spend on milk In Chicago, as everywhere else, consumers are producers and producers are consumers Receiving more for the things they produce— whether steel, baby buggies or shorthand let ters—they have more to spend oil consump tion. That means better times. TAXES MOUNT; INCOME DROPS IT was inevitable that state Governors, meeting in San Francisco, should devote much of their time to a discussion of taxa tion. The problem is perennial, but it never has been more important than now, with public expenditures absorbing a continually increasing share of a reduced national in come. The tax burden has attained such propor tions that It constitutes a genuine barrier to recovery. Even with all sorts of new tax sources tapped, and levies increased in many instances, revenues are inadequate, and many people believe the limit in capacity to pay has just about been reached. States and local jurisdictions are finding it difficult to operate schools and other pub lic institutions, to pay public employes, in terest on their debts, and to meet their run ning expenses Many areas are wholly un able to care for their destitute unemployed, and must rely on the bounty of the federal government. Figures tell the story of how the tax col lectors, during recent years, have been taking a bigger and bigger share of income. In 1890 the per capita tax, federal and lo cal. was $13.56. By 1913 it had reached $30.24. and in 1929 passed SIOO. The national Income of the United States in 1929 was estimated at around $85,000,000,000. The total tax bill for that year was about $10,000,000,000. or roughly 12 per cent of the national income. Last year it was estimated that the na tional income had shrunk to about S4O 000.- 000.000. The tax bill, however, decreased by only about 10 per cent, or to $9,000,000,000 The consequence was that taxes took about 20 per cent of the national income. City governments took toe largest share of the total, about 30 per cent. The federal government roughly collected 25 per cent, state governments 20 per cent, and local units the remainder. Thus local taxes comprised three-fourths of the burden The size of the tax burden, however, is only one of the problems. There have been innumerable sales of farms and other property because owners could not pay taxes. Billions of tax-exempt securities enable big fortunes to escape payments. There are more than 300 instances of over lapping state and federal taxes. The states have Invaded income and death tax fields, and other federal sources; and the federal government has Imposed taxes in fields here tofore reserved for the states, such as the gasoline levy. Back of this is the question, particularly in some of the local communities, of whether the citizen is getting a dollar's worth of value for his tax dollar. And the still bigger prob lem of the many tax inequalities, which are admitted to exist. Many state legislatures this year reduced taxes and instituted economies The federal government is giving attention to duplicate taxation. But only a beginning has been made. The solution will require time and a vast amount of serious study. GOOD NEWS FROM CUBA news comes from unhappy little Cuba, which for so long has been troubled by political violence and terrorism, and threat ened by revolution. President Machado has issued a decree restoring constitutional guar antees. and has signed an amnesty bill to free political prisoners. Cubans have been under virtual military rule for two years and a half, without the rights of free speech, free assembly, habeas corpus and a free press Political assassina tions have been frequent, and there have been sporadic uprisings which were put down by force. The mediation of Sumner Welles, the new United States ambassador to Cuba, between Machado and his political enemies is credited with ending the reign of terror. Cubans Ire pleased at having had an opportunity to solve their own political difficulties; intervention by this government need no longer be considered as a possibility. THE WASHINGTON FIXER IT UGH S JOHNSON, recovery adminis trator. does well to advise industries, cities, states and groups to beware of the po litical fixer. "Nobody needs any special fixer to get any thing from the President's recovery adminis tration.’' Johnson says. ‘‘Any man can get a hearing and can say what he has to say in his own words, in his own way. And if he does he will get what everybody else gets— a square deal—no less, no more.” Interior Secretary- Harold Ickes has voiced several complaints about these neo-lobbyists who swarm his public works offices trying to sell the administration on some particular brand of pork Other new deal administra tors have found their offices so cluttered with politicians, lame ducks and other "influential” gentlemen that relief work seriously is slowed down. Unfortunately, party still is po tent with a certain type of administrator. But that type is rare among the high federal offi cials now working over time to put the na tion back on its feet. REASSURING CONSUMERS SECRETARY WALLACE'S warning that the federal government will attempt to keep farm prices from going too high, as well as from remaining at ruinously low levels, will re assure consumers who have been watching the upward swing in the price of foodstuffs with some misgivings. Wallace aptly recalled the experiment of the British, under which prices of crude rub ber were forced from 14 cents a pound to more than a dollar, only to collapse later under the burden of stimulated production. This problem of keeping prices at a level that will not unbalance the law of supply and demand is a delicate and difficult one. The fringed milkwort has a crop of under ground flowers capable of producing seeds, even though its purplish-rose blossoms, grow ing above the soil, have been picked. The chuckwalla. one of the largest lizards of the United States, when pursued crawls into a narrow cernce in the rocks and inflates itself so that it can not be dislodged. A poGtofflce must cancel 5.000 pieces of mail daily in order to be eligible for an electric cancelling machine. Presidents Arthur. Cleveland and Wilson were the sons of preacher!. Tungsten, the metal of which the filaments of most incandescent lamps are now made, is nearly twice as heavy as lead. Nowadays, more than two-thirds of all astrnomical observations are made with the aid of photography. Flies which feed on sugar alone never lay eggs. The whistle of a locomotive can be heard one and one-half miles in the air. The raining of fish, occasionally reported in different parts of the world, is the result of small fish being sucked up from the w-ater by waterspouts and carried a distance before falling back to earth. Incubation was known to the ancient Egyptians; Pliny says that they thus hatched 100.000.000 chickens in a year. The berry of an East Indian plant, ana mirta paniculata. is used to stupefy fish so that they may be taken by hand by the natives. M.E.TracySays: POSTS trip around the world Ls a prophecy. rather than a stunt. He deserves and will get some glory out of it. but that is not the im portant thing. What one man has done, others will do. Such individuals as Poet are blazing trails, proving routes, perfecting methods and opening the door for enterprises of a far-reaching char acter. In the not far distant future, all lands will be linked to each other by aviation services. That means more frequent and intimate contact. People will be compelled to provide for the . convenience of travelers and tourists, to put up signs that can be read by every one, to establish signals - that can be understood and learn a i common language. The beauty of scientific and mechanical progress lies in its universal effect. ana 'T'HE electric light burns just as brightly in A the Kongo as in New York, and the auto will travel just as far over a good road. The task before civilized nations Ls to spread the comforts and conveniences they have dis covered. This can not be done,- however, except through that peculiar kind of education which creates a common capacity to make use of com mon methods and devices. We have got to teach backward people to use our tools. Modern industry calls for anew kind of missionary work. From a trade stand point. it appears largely materialistic, but It includes something deeper than that. Modern machinery can not be carried any where, without modern ideas and conceptions. Nothing has done more to obliterate provincial ism dialect and prejudice in this country than such instrumentalities as the railroad, telephone, hard surfaced highway and radio. They can be relied on to serve the same purpose in a world wide way. As Carlyle said. ‘‘Man is a tool using animal." Tools enabled him to hack his way out of the jungle, build better houses, establish more livable communities and connect the whole with roads. Tools have had a profound effect on his spirit ual conceptions and his willingness to live in peace with his neighbors. The commerce and industry' they make possible lead to an Improved social order. You can’t furnish electricity for a large population, night and day. without a higher degree of voluntary co-operation. a a a YOU can't develop a system of improved high ways and give people the privilege of trav eling over them in safety without a more co herent social, political and economic structure. Air travel is bound to serve thLs self-same pur pose on a larger scale. Many people see the flight of an Italian air fleet across the Atlantic as prophetic of war. That is a morbid view. One can doubt the possibility of eliminating war. and still realize that scientific and mechanical progress is slow ly forcing peace. One even can admit that we may have strife of a peculiarly horrible character and still believe that such instru mentalities gradually are bringing men closer logatlMr. THE INDIANAPOLIS TIMES (Timet rendere are inrited to expres * their vie tee in three, columns. Make your letters ehort, so all ran hare a chance. Limit them to 150 icordi or less.) By Charle* H Krautr Sr. Theodore Luesse, known as a Communist, was given a sentence of one year to the penal farm, be sides a fine of several hundred dol lars, for encouraging a crowd to carry furniture back into a house from which an unemployed man had been evicted, so I have been informed was the case. Perhaps the sentence would have been less had he been pleaded for by a committee of Christian min isters, the social conditions at that time being strained unusually. The wTiter is not a Communist nor a Socialist,' but wh was it other than the Son of Man who said. “Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn thou not away.” Mat thew 5:42 "But woe unto you that are rich, for ye have received your consolation.” Luke 6:24. "And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and one soul; and neither said any of them that aught of the things which he possessed was his own. but they had all things in common.” "And laid them down at the apostle's feet; and distribution was made unto every man according as he nad need.” Acts 4:32-35. Th Obyrvyr. The recent statement made by the Chamber of Commerce that the budget of the three units in Marion county would have to be cut to such an amount as reached and con sidered sufficient by that august body leads one to wonder as to who is really in charge of the affairs of the different branches of govern ment. Is it the duly elected representa tives of the people or a bunch of pencil-pushers who sit in a well fur nished office all day and try to combat the woes of humanity on a sheet of paper? To cut $6,000,000 from budgets that have been pared to the break ing point would tend to make the main governmental function prac tically inoperative and worthless. The worst fault that seems to WHEN foreign substances get into the nose, more harm usually is done by attempts to dis lodge them with improper instru ments than by letting them alone until competent advice can be had. If blowing the nose will not re move a foreign substance, sneezing may accomplish it. The physician may wash out foreign substances or remove them by use of proper for ceps. An insect in the ear may be re moved by turning the head to one side and filling the ear with warm sweet oil by means of a spoon. The insect is unable to live in the oil and it promptly dies, and then can be floated out with warm water. In syringing the ear with warm water, it is best to spray the water against the side at the entrance of the ear. rather than directly against the drum. If a child swallows any sharp pointed object, such as a piece of glass, a bone or a pin. relief some- LAST week I concerned myself with saving civilization with the National Council of Women at Chi cago, which seems a good place to begin. At first I felt a tremendous en thusiasm. Hearing the eager and intelligent representatives from for eign countries makes one realize that there is a tie encircling the globe that binds women together in a common cause. By the end of the sessions, how ever, I wondered whether civiliza tion was worth the effort. Words had become completely ineffectual in the promotion of optimism. But, going over the program in retrospect, far removed from the event, hope returns once more. For : : The Message Center : : ~ 1 wholly disapprove of what you say and will defend to the death your right to say It.—Voltaire =— Warm Oil May Remove Insect From Ear : : A Woman’s Viewpoint : : - ' MRS. WALTER FERGUSON The Eagle's Brood Thanks to You Bv John F.. Miller. Your articles on stream pollution are fine except they are not strong enough With hospitals dumping every thing from measles to leprosy in our streams on untreated surgical dressings and industrial plants, undertakers, et cetera, dumping their material untreated in the streams, I believe your stories could be a lot stronger and no pun is intended. However, I am more than glad to see your paper taking up the cudgel, and wish to congratulate you. It Is also my belief that you do not give enough weight to juvenile delinquency and the cure for it in your articles. These criticisms are meant in a constructive way. have overtaken these swivel-chair accountants is their inability to recognize the fact that other people can figure about as fast as they can. We also are fairly able to gauge their motives in thus guerilla war fare on budgets. Their chief concern, it would seem, is to place the police, firemen and school teachers within the scope of the National Recovery Act and that would, of course, mean as low as a sl4 a week wage which would be something again. There is no use of the brothers and sisters in these three lines of employment hiding their heads in the sand like a bunch of ostriches and think that this idea is remote, because there is absolutely no doubt but that tnis Is the very goal that the "boys” are shooting at and will gain. The National Chamber of Com merce was one of the sponsors of the recent economy measure which put the works to the war veterans and thus, alone, should be enough to give people an insight as to their aims and ambitions. Bv Fair Play. The authority to shift, write or change office rooms in ihe state house and the annexes has been the prerogative of different Governors BY DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN Editor Journal of the American Medi cal .Avvoriation of Hvrria. the Health Magaiine. times is had by eating mashed po tatoes and brpad thoroughly chewed, which aid the passage of the substance down the gullet into the stomach. It is well then to obtain medical advice immediately. By use of the X-ray, the substance may be locat ed and a decision made as to the best method for its removal. Experience shows that in many instances foreign substances that are swallowed will pass from the body by way of the bowel without undue harm. Foreign substances in the eyes are particularly annoying With experience, it is possible to locate such foreign substances on the lower or upper lid and to remove cinders or tiny specks with the point of a clean pocket handker chief. those women at Chicago did have a purpose, and most of them actually were grim with determination When enough women become grim, there's something doing. Nobody minced words. Japanese, I Chinese, English. German. French, Italian, East Indian, Hollander. Ar gentine. Negro. Russian, American, all talked about wav’s and means to save some kind of a decent world for them and their children to live in. The international point of view was emphasized. mam TWO themes. like golden threads, ran through the pattern of the proceedings. Eco nomic security for the -ndivudual and the outlawry of war. The meat between every oratorical sandwich of Indiana from time immemorial when governors thought such action necessary for proper or better trans action of the state's business. McNutt has not assumed any un due authority in using the top floor of the new library building for the different units ot the conservation department. Arthur Baxter to the contrary. Baxter was a member of the building commission only. Its work is about completed and the new library building nearly ready for His commission has no right to dictate to the Governor how the building shall be used. This writer understands that Mc- Nutt courteously consulted the state librarian and the library commis sion as to space for state business in the new building and the librar ian and commission just as courte ously consented. It se°ms that Baxter would assume the preroga tives of the Governor, state librar ian and library commission as well as his own building commission. .. That he had the right to resign nobody doubts, but it should end thpre and no doubt his resignation will be accepted promptly by Mc- Nutt as it should be. So They Say It s not a dance of the hands and feet, but of the midway. I throw discretion to the winds and my hips to the north, east, south, and west. —Mae West, actress, in describing her newest dance. Tie criminals of the old days were, almost without exception, ma tured men. Today, our police line up shows a parade of youths rang ing in age from 17 to 21. versatile in crime.—Police Commissioner Bolan of New York city. The Bible should be a library of little books—at least twenty-nine in the Old Testament and twenty seven in the New Testament—on a shelf. The very word "Bible' means library, you know—The Rev. W. Russell Bowie. New York. i With a little experience, It be- I ;omes possible for any one to turn | back the upper lid. 1 The simplest method is, first to wash the hands thoroughly, then, with a small match stick or some similar rod laid across the lid. tlf> patient looks down, the attendant gTasps the eyelashes and turns 'he lid upside down by pulling the eye lashes over the match stick or rod No one should attempt to remove a foreign substance from the sur face of the eyeball without special training. It is safer, pending the arrival of expert attention, merely to place u small pad of wet gauze over the eye and to restrain the motion of the eye until attention is available. If any foreign substan-e has been removed, the eye may oe washed out with a saturated solution of boric acid, made by adding a flat teaspoonful of boric acid to a glass ful of warm water and stirring until 1 dissolved. was the welfare and fellowship of all nations And. make no mistake about It, these women mean business. Ulti matums are to be sent to their sev eral governments. Anew world wide Declaration of Independence from war will be made. Results may be slow and uncertain, but they will be sure, some day. A little cloud, no bigger than a man's hand, has appeared on the world horizon and, like the other on* so long ago. may precipitate a deluge. Neither dictator, nor war rior. nor any mass of foolhardy men can withstand for long the pressure of feminine determination. When, all over the round earth, women's minds are once made up, peace fill become a reality. .TITaY 31, 1933 It Seems to Me - BY HEYWOOD BROUN =' T WROTE not so many years ngo: -* "There's no fool like a Repub lican.” I was wrong There Is. It s a Charles S Whitman fusion com mittee. The boys went into huddle after huddle, and. naturally, there was some impression that they were cel ebrating- But. seemingly, they were just fooling around with a ouija board. And not a very good ouija board, at that. The dpvice sputtered and mum bled, and when it was asked to namp a candidate for mayor, it started out with Z V X. "I think there is something wrong.” said Charlie Whitman. "That Just doesn't, make sense. Ask ouija to start all over again ” It teetered and stalled for a bit and then spelled L Q W, which was pretty discouraging. After that It played around with ft and ! "I think, maybe.” said one of the younger members of the group, "that perhaps we can't solve this with a ouija board. It might be a good idea for us to decide for our selves.” He was shouted down as a dan gerous radical and asked to take his hat and cuffs and go home. And it is quite true that when hp left ouija began to be less incoherent, although not a bit more sensible. O,” it spelled R Y A N.” n u m Ouija Spells 'O'Ryan’ 'T'HE youngest, remaining fusion -Ist committee member pieced it together for his associates. "It says, 'O'Ryan.he announced "That could be a man's name," suggested Mr. Whitman judicially. "When I was a little boy in Buf falo, seventy-three years ago." broke in one of the master minds, "we used to live next door to a family named Ryan, or maybe it was O'Ryan I played with one of the little boys. Yes, It was O'Ryan— Timothy O'Rvan.” "Do you think he'd like to run for Mayor of New York on the fu sion ticket?" askd Mr Whitman. “I can't tell for certain.” answered the gentleman from Buffalo. "He died fifteen years ago.” "Please don't be so captious!” snapped Mr. Whitman. “Why should that make any difference?" "But I know another O'Ryan,” broke in one of the Warwicks. “Is he alive?" asked all the fu sionists in chorus. “I think so.” "But what makes you think so?” said Charlie Whitman, shaking one forefinger and adopting his old district attornpyal manner. “I didn't come here to be cross questioned," replied the man who new O'Ryan. "Naturally, I never held a mirror up to his lips, but I read the funeral notices every day. They haven't printed his obituary yet* He must be alive. Yes. I'm sure he's alive." And so they made the nomina tion unanimous, and they have promised for us next election day a dodo race. General O'Ryan has been tagged, and he is "it.” The game goes like this: A re spectable and pleasant citizen of New York who must be 60 or a little more is picked out every four years and invited to come around to a i>art,y. The people who are in on the stunt tell him- "We have chosen you for our candidate. You're running against Tam many.” n tt m Just a Joke THEN they blindfold the old gentleman, and for five or ten minutes everybody sets up a great hollering and whooping, shouting. "You'rp doing fine; ’attaboy!” and so on. Then they all sneak out the back door and leave him alone. Generally the candidate. or "goat." asks every ten or fifteen minutes. "Am I doing all right?" Os course, no answer comes, but he continues to fumble around the empty house. Sometimes he gets wise to himself, but If the proper "goat” has been plrked for the game he keeps on "running." A couple of weeks after election it is customary to go around to the house and teil the candidate that it’s all over and that the joke’s on him. But once or twice the inventors of the prank have forgotten all about the victim Investigation will probably prove that two or three of the so-called haunted houses In New York actually contain nothing more dangerous than one of these candidates still going through the motions If General O'Ryan is real ly going to run I hope he will have sense enough to leavp a call. Asa matter of fact. I'm not In the mood for jokes. I alwavs thought that Charlie' Whitman had a rotten sense of humor. Somebody should make him send back the clown’s costume and get down to be psychic In order to name the man who can do it. Quit joking, serious business. Beating Tammanv Is serious business Nobody needs Charlie, and name Fiorello La Guardia. iCoDvrieht. 1931. bv The Ttme*i Finality BY EUGENIE RICHART This is the painful end of things. Love lies at our feet with broken wings. Love looks at us with accusing eyes. Like a beaten child in hurt surprise The white bird's through with his youthful flying. The child is weary with too much crying We have broken a blossom from the stem That wilts and never will bloom again. Daily Thought For if ye forgive men their tres passes. your heavenly Father will also forgive you: but if ye forgive not men lheir trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your tres passes.—St. Matthew 6 14-15. HE who has not forgiven an enemy never yet has tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life.—La vat er.