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MARCH 31. 193 “IN THE MEANTIME” TY7HILE all the fuss has been going on about * whether Bruno Richard Hauptmann should pay the death penalty, the following have “burned" in Trenton State Prison: Connie Scarponi Michael Mule George Destefano Kurt Barth John Favorito* Romaine Johnson We would feel more inclined to believe in the sincerity of Gov. Hoffman’s efforts in behalf of Hauptmann if he had evidenced some slight similar activity about some of those others who were less famous and who therefore lent themselves less to the publicizing of the New Jersey Governor. EDITOR DALE EORGE R. DALE, Indiana militant editor, is dead. But long before his passing and in large measure through his efforts, death came to what might be called the putrid era in Indiana politics. Editor Dale, with his weekly paper, pioneered in attacking Ku-Klux Klan control of G. O. P. politics when many of the Hoosier dailies were silent. He pulled the sheets off the klan leadership and when the people saw what they were following they turned around and went the other w*v. THE TRAFFIC MENACE 'll THEN you drive or walk in a city you are less likely to die in or under an automobile than you were a few years ago, the Census Bureau re ports. If you motor or hike outside a city your chances are about the same as they have been. Automobiles still kill more people each year than diabetes, appendicitis or influenza, but cities are having success in reducing the number of such deaths. In the year ending last March 14, the death rate in cities was 22.6 per 100,000 population. In the cor responding period of 1934-35 the rate was 24.3. The reduction this year is 7 per cent. The gain in safety is particularly notable in view of the fact that automobile registration and gasoline consumption indicate a considerable in crease in automobile use in the last 12 months. Indianapolis, however, had an average of 28.1 traffic deaths per 100,000 population, a better record than the year before, but still far down the list of “safe cities.” Added automobile deaths have in creased the 1936 traffic toll in Marion County to 29. Outside of large cities, tabulations by the Na tional Safety Council show that the automobile death rate was about the same in 1935 as in 1934 if allowance is made for the annual increase in population. If the 1935 increase in automobile mileage is taken into account the record would be slightly better. But the total deaths for the country as a wh01e—36,400 —constitute a record high. Economic recovery is credited with part of the reduction in automobile fatalities in large cities. People have been replacing old, defective cars, or making needed repairs. The six cities with the worst records for auto mobile deaths last year were Miami, San Diego, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Erie and Tacoma. The best records were made by Fall River, San Francisco, Syracuse, Wilmington, Del., Lynn and Providence. A SQUEEZE PLAY FAILS IT looked like a neat trick, a quick way to have the utility holding company law declared un constitutional before the government knew what had happened. Utility lawyers representing the trustees of a bankrupt holding company went into a Federal court in Baltimore and asked the judge to rule that the holding company law was unconstitutional and to direct them to proceed with reorganization plans without regard to the law. Another group of utility lawyers, representing Burco, Inc., a debtor of the bankrupt company, intervened asking that the judge rule the law unconstitutional. Then John W. Davis, drawing pay as attorney for the Edison Electric In stitute. but functioning in the role of attorney for a Baltimore dentist who owned some bonds in the bankrupt company, intervened, asking the judge to rule the law unconstitutional. The comic touch was provided when Lawyer Davis was introduced for the first time to his dentist client in open court after the proceedings were al ready under way. The melodrama came some days later when the judge, W. C. Coleman, handed down a sweeping de cision that the holding company law was unconsti tutional “in its entirety.” The anti-climax came with the Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that Judge Coleman’s decision had been too all-inclusive. And the curtain was rung down when the Su preme Court yesterday refused to review the case, indicating that it considered the little one-sided private bankruptcy litigation—in which the govern ment was not a party of interest, but in which the government charged that those who were parties had “no diversity of interest”—was not a proper vehicle for testing the constitutionality of the law. All that remains is for consumers to pay for the show. CLOUDY TAXES TT w%s easy to understand the principle outlined in tr.e President's message on taxing corporate surpluses. He proposed merely: That the government discontinue existing corporation taxes, which rich and poor stockholders pay alike, but which are hid den from their view; that corporations be forced to distribute the bulk of their profits to the stock holders, and that each stockholder include his divi dends as a part of his regular income and pay a visi ble tax thereon in proportion to his ability to pay. But the actual tax proposal which has been evolved in the House Ways and Means Committee is not so simple. And it goes without saying that any thing hard to understand is likewise hard to be enthusiastic about. What started out as a clear principle has become in the cold type of a proposed statute an exceedingly intricate formula. We may not understand the sub ject as well as a Philadelphia tax lawyer does, but neither do the members of Congress who are asked to pass on the merits of the new tax. Perhaps some of the confusion wiU be dispelled In the hearings. Internal Revenue Commissioner Hel vering, one of the first witnesses, already has de clared that the bill as revised by the subcommittee will not produce adequate revenue. It will be interesting, also, to listen to the ex perts explain how each variant of the involved sched ule of rates Is adjusted delicately to permit each cor poration to maintain adequate rainy-day reserves. We do not here contend that the new tax plan hasn’t all the virtues its friends claim for it. We merely are compelled to admit, after careful reading •nd rereading in the V, ays and Means proposal, that we find only confusion. But we’re hoping for en lightenment. For adequacy of revenue and adequacy of reserves are the yardsticks by which the wisdom or folly of this tax bill must be judged. if the new plan produces all the additional revenue claimed for it, still—on the basis of the President’s own budget estimates—the gov ernment’s annual income will not be in balance with the government’s annual and recurring “ordi nary” expenditures. Its estimated yield for the next three years is about $345,000,000 short of the total requested by the President. And the Presi dent's total made no provision for the emergency and relief expenditures which are now adding about $3,000,000,000 a year to the public debt. Regardless of its other merits, this confusing tax scheme is as a smoke screen behind which the Ad ministration and Congress are ducking their real fiscal responsibility. It is their election-year sub stitute for taxation that would produce revenue in proportion to the government’s needs. They are gambling everything on a business re covery that will automatically wipe out the relief load and boost revenues. We hope they win the gamble. But we don’t like the odds. We would feel far safer about it.all if this tax bill actually went after a real chunk of revenue, by broadening the income tax base and graduating rates upward. Then, if the revival miracle should happen and the government finds itself with more revenue than it needs, Congress could repeal some of the vicious, invisible sales taxes, and remodel our tax system in line with the more equitable ability-to-pay prin ciple. A FLOOD CONGRESS A MERICA’s enormous annual loss from floods and soil erosion, and the recurrent St. Law rence seaway fight, are expected to be the big issues of this years National Rivers and Harbors Congress, summoned to meet April 27 and 28 in Washington. Emphasis will be placed on efforts to obtain from both parties platform planks approving waterway and flood control projects, similar to those approved by both parties in 1932. The rivers and harbors advocates last session obtained passage of the first omnibus improveme bill in five years, and the War Department appre • priation bill now in its final stages in Congress in cludes funds t© carry it out. The final amount is not decided, but it will be between the House figure of $100,000,000 and the Senate’s $150,000,000. The call for the convention points, out that en gineer estimates of $300,000,000 preventable flood damage annually will be greatly exceeded by this year’s widespread flood disasters. Annual losses from soil erosion have been placed at $400,000,000 a year. “The intense interest in every section of the country in the flood problem, together with the Ad ministration’s proposal to continue in the coming fiscal year the public work relief program, which would make available funds for these useful, per manent projects, and the important and far-reach ing measures relating to waterways, their control and use, now pending in Congress, are expected to result in perhaps the largest convention in history,” the rivers and harbors group headquarters stated. A WOMAN’S VIEWPOINT By Mrs. Walter Ferguson “T DON’T know how I managed it this time, but A my wife didn’t come with me to the convention.” The man who said that grinned like a Cheshire cat at his two companibns, whose wives evidently had come with them. Peevishness and chagrin were faintly apparent in their faces. It was easy to see they wished they had managed better them selves. What a pity it is that more women can’t listen in on masculine conversation. Even though men are not apt to say much on the subject of their domestic bliss or woe, the lilt of liberty in their voices speaks volumes. When they are away from women they caper like lambs loosed in a meadow. The husband who has to drag his wife around on these get-together occasions generally feels sheepish, and if the woman isn't uncomfortable it’s because she hasn't perception enough to see she isn’t wanted. The idea is subtly conveyed, of course. When she steps out of the elevator all dolled up in her finest clothes, the men give her the glad hand. Only when her back is turned they whisper about poor Bill having to lug the old lady along everywhere he goes and snigger at his discomfiture and make jokes about apron strings. And poor old Bill does deserve a bit of sym pathy, I think. A wife parked overtime is far more bothersome to the mind than an automobile in danger of getting a police tag. Indeed, woman makes three mistakes when she insists on attending male gatherings merely be cause she happens to be married to one of the delegates. First, her belief that she will get a hearty welcome; second, that she’ll have a good ! time; and third, that she can look after Bill and keep him well regulated. She is a victim of delusion at every point, and about all she accomplishes by having her own way is to make both of them miserable. The most im portant lesson for a bride to learn is when to tag along and when to stay at home. HEARD IN CONGRESS T> EP. DUNN (D., Pa.): Will the gentleman yield? Rep. Blanton (D., Tex.): Os course I will yield to the gentleman, who is,one of the biggest hearted men in the House with other people's money. Rep. Dunn: Did not the gentleman vote for a $3,000,000 appropriation for the Texas centennial? That was public money, too. Rep. Blanton: If my friend from Pennsylvania will go to Texas this year and get Imbued with the principles that surround San Jacinto, ... if he will go down around the Alamo and old Gonzales, and other places, he will get $3,000,000 worth of infor mation and pleasure. (Laughter). Senator King (D., Utah): Japan's navy, if. joined by all the navies of the world, would be un able to successfully attack the United States. THE INDIANAPOLIS TIMES . Squaring the Circle With THE HOOSIER EDITOR A SMALL boy came into a branch of the public library where things like this always seem to be happening, and walked smack up to the lucky girl they always seem to happen to. “I want to take out,” he said without a falter, “a book called “The Red Steamer.” Nobody, including the girl,- ever had heard of that title before, but they went through the formality of looking in a catalog. She returned to the boy and asked if he was sure that was the title. He said yes, that his big sis ter had asked him to get it for her. I don’t know how they ever de duced it, but the lad wanted a copy of “The Rubaiyat.” tt tt H A T that same branch, the same ■L*- girl grew pretty curious when, over a long period of time, an oldish woman, decidedly unattractive, came in every other night and took out a mystery story. Just came in, Selected her book, had. it checked, and left. Never said anything to any one, until it had gone on for months. Then she se lected this girl again, and, in a burst of confidence, said: “I’ll bet you wonder why I always take out a mystery book. Well, I’ll tell you, but don’t tell any one else. I’m a detective, and every one of these I read helps me on some case.” Then she left and hasn’t been back. nun TN a tavern, not many blocks A south on Illinois-st, we discov ered a pretty 22-year-old waitress who may be found sporting a single gardenia every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon. The source of this tri-weekly gift is a middle-aged gentleman who appears at 4 in the afternoon, ap proaches our maiden with not so much as a hello, makes the floral presentation and walks out. Five months ago this gentleman made his first appearance accom panied oy an elderly lady. When the waitress took their order the lady asked her what she did after working hours. She replied that she usually went dancing every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night. Hearing this the gentleman left for a few minutes and returned with a dozen roses. For five months since that time the silent donor has punctually ap peared with his offering and the waitress, who has vainly tried to learn his name and engage in con versation that might reveal the motive for such generosity, accepts the gardenia, wears it, satisfied that he has a reason, satisfied that she will probably never learn it. tt tt u TTE sat sprawled, feet hanging over a couple of seats, in the rear of a Pennsylvania-st trackless trolley. He looked-like an engineer full of high-balls or a brakeman bursting with brandies. He knew all the answers, except one, and gave them in loud tones for the benefit of the other pas sengers on the tram. He solved Hitlerism, demonetiza tion, the Townsend plan probe, and the futility of life. —And then as the trolley drew near 20th-st he leaned half-lurching over a male listener and said, “Say, pardner will you tell me when We get to 20th-st?” TODAY’S SCIENCE BY DAVID DIETZ TJEHIND the new glow lamps, de veloped by the engineers of the Nela Park Laboratories of the Gen eral Electric Cos., is one of the most interesting chapters in the history of science. These new lamps ure glass tubes coated on the interior with a min eral powder which becomes floures cent when an electric current is sent through the mercury vapor which • fills the tube. They give more light and consume less cur rent than the incandescent filament lamps now in general use. The new lamps will seem very old to those who remember the ex periments with Geissler tubes. About 1880, the Geissler tube was invented by Heinrich Geissler, a German scientific instrument mak er. He found that if most of the air was extracted from a glass tube, the tube lit up with a luminous glow when an electric current was dis charged through it. A few years later, Sir William Crookes improved the tube by in creasing the vacuum. But what Crookes and the other scientists who experimented with the Crookes tube failed to realize was that these tubes were giving off X-rays. That fact was discovered by Professor Roentgen in 1893. A few years ago a French inven tor, Georges Claude manufactured a Geissler tube filled only with puri fied neon gas. The result was the familiar red glow tube. BITTER MEMORY BY POLLY LOIS NORTON A grey gull flashed against the up per blue, An ocean beat in fancy and in truth Between your thought-and mine— since you Have long forgotten me, and our lost youth. And yet, I still can feel your finger tips. Oh, this is not cold sea salt on my Ups l WHEN HIGHWAYS ARE HAPPY WAYS! -.j.-rt-Y . Thousaw© - The Hoosier Forum 1 disapprove of what you say—and will defend to the death your right to say it. — Voltaire. (Times readers are invited to express their views in these columns, reliaicus controversies excluded. Make vour letters short, so all can have a chance. Limit them to 2jo words or less. Your letter must be sinned, but names will be withheld on reouest.) tt tt n FAVORS BILL AGAINST “BIG FELLOWS.” By A. Kiefer Mayer In the 80’s, railroads allowed dis criminatory rebates to the big fel lows or trusts. These rebates gave such advantage to the big fellow that the little fellow couldn’t live. There was a feeling all over the country that there was great dan ger in these mysterious organiza tions who, by rebates, were build ing immense fortunes and exces sive power, while the other side steadily lost money and power. Public opinion reached the boil ing point and was finally cooled when Congress passed the Inter state Commerce Act in 1887. This outlawed rebates by railroads and gave the little fellow a fair break. There was powerful opposition to the passage of the Interstate Com merce Bill by those who were en joying these rebates. They used every means at their command to defeat this legislation. They raised the cry—“lt will raise prices to the consumer! It will protect the in- Watch Your Health BY DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN WE often have wondered about the first human being who ate an oyster or an egg. It must have required a good deal of cour age. Yet eggs probably are among the earliest of foods. Today they are among the most important. In 1934, it is estimated, we used something more than 31 billion eggs in the United States, of a total value of $433,000,000. Eggs provide protein, mineral salts, water, vitamins A and D, and a small amount of carbohydrate. An average egg weighs 2 ounces. Os this 15 per cent is protein, 10 per cent fat, 1 per cent minerals, and most of the remainder water. One egg provides 70 calories. An egg, therefore, is not a. good reduc ing food. It is not filling and it provides a good many calories in a small amount. a tt tt YOU should remember that an egg kept at proper temperature for three weeks will produce a chicken which at once begins to walk and eat. Obviously, therefore, there is a lot of power in an egg. Egg is easily digestible. Its fat is as easily digested as milk fat, which is somewhat easier to consume than fat of meats. There are all sorts of superstitions about the digestibility of eggs. Some say that a soft-boiled egg is easier to digest than a hard-boiled egg and vice versa. Actually the amount of boiling does not seem greatly to in fluence the digestibility. Much de pends on the extent to which the hard-boiled egg is chewed at the time of eating. Apparently a hard-boiled egg is IF YOU CAN’T ANSWER, ASK THE TIMES! Inclose t 3-cent stamp (or reply when addressing any question of faet or in formation to The Indianapolis Times Washington Service Bureau, 1013 13th st, N. W., Washington. D. C. Legal and medical advice can not bo given, nor can extended research bo undertaken. Q —What is paregoric? A—Camphorated tincture of opium. Q—Where will the Olympic games be held in 1937? A—They are not scheduled to be held anywhere in 1937. They are scheduled for this year in. Berlin, Germany, and are not expected to be held again until 1940. Q —ls colloidal graphite the same as flake graphite; is it abrasive? A—Colloidal graphite may be flake graphite colloidally dispersed in mineral oil, castor oil, glycerine, efficient! The public will pay the bill!” Did the Interstate Commerce Act increase prices to the public? Did it protest the inefficient? Did the public pay the bill? No! The In terstate Commerce Act just gave the little fellow a break so he could continue to exist. In 1936 we again find public opinion aroused as it was 50 years ago over the discriminatory rebates manufacturers have been allowing the big fellows. These rebates to tal millions of dollars. Again there is a feeling all over the country that there is danger in these re bates that have made possible the building of immense fortunes and excessive power on one side of an industry, while on the other side a million odd little fellows lose money and power. Today we find some of these pow erful organizations, who have been enjoying these discriminatory re bates, opposed to the Robinson- Patman Bill and any other legisla tion of this kind becoming a law. The cry of 50 years ago echoes again—“lt will raise prices to the consumer—will protect the inef ficient—the public will pay the bill.” If this didn’t occur with the pass age of the Interstate Commerce Act, it will not occur with any leg- easier to digest than one that is me dium-boiled, because in the hard boiled egg the yolk is brought into a condition in which the juices of the stomach will act upon it better than under other conditions. n n n AN egg contains about half as much iron as there is in one third of a cup of steamed spinach. An egg yolk contains twice as much iron as does an ounce of lean beef or a half cup of string beans. A freshly laid egg completely fills the shell. As the egg cools and the egg substances contract, air space is left at the blunt end. As the egg grows older, this space in creases. That is one way to tell the age of an egg. An egg laid in winter usually is lighter in color than one laid in summer. However, much depends on the diet of the hen. Nowadays, poultry feeds are developed scien tifically, perhaps even more so than foods for human beings. What the hen eats determines the amount of vitamin and the quality of the other materials in the eggs. Eggs, therefore, are more nearly like milk in nutritive value than any other food. Because of the ease of eating and digesting soft-boiled eggs, they are among the first of the foods to be given to an infant after it is taken off a milk diet. If a baby finds it impossible to take milk, an egg with small amounts of fruits and vegetables helps to make a satisfactory sub stitute. Mothers should remember, however, that the yolk of the egg is the most significant part in the feeding of the child. or water. All flake graphite, how ever, is not in the colloidal state. Colloidal graphite is not abrasive. Q —What is the smallest species of mammal in the world? A—The pigmy shrew (Microsorex hoyi winnemani), which has a weight of 2.9 grams. Q —What is a Sidereal Year? What is its length? A—The interval during which the earth makes one absolute revolu tion round the sun Is called a Sidereal Year, and consists of 355 days 6 hours 9 minutes 9.6 seconds. Q—What was the popular vote for Hoover and Smith in the 1928 presidential election, and for Hoover and Roosevelt in the 1932 election? A—ln 1928, Hoover, 21,392,190; Smith, 15,016,443. bln 1932, Hoover, 15,731,841; Roosevelt, 22,821,857, islation of this kind. History usual ly repeats! Any citizen who desires informa tion on this subject of discrimina tory rebates need only write the United States Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., for the Congressional Committee's report on investigating of big-scale buying and selling organizations. In Vol ume 4, No. 5, one will find the tes timony of Dr. Julius Klein, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce. He found big fellows that had been getting millions in rebates and pay ing wages of $6 and $8 a week. In 1887 every citizen who knew the facts supported the passage of the Interstate Commerce Act. To day every citizen who knows the facts is supporting this type of leg islation. •n n u PLEADS FOR HELP FOR RED CROSS By E. Harold Stolkin As the angry Ohio continues on its mad rampage leaving destruction in its wake, we find an amazing loss of human lives and property. Relief workers have been laboring overtime in a valiant attempt to stem the angry tide. It was through their work that the nation’s capital was saved from a horrible disaster. They have been unable, however, to cope with the elements along the Ohio River. Taking everything in its way like a huge bull on a chase, it has left horror and terror along its blood-beaten trail. The worst part of the flood is yet to be contended with. Disease fol lows all floods, and the unfortunate inhabitants have been warned about this dreadful scourge. We can help relieve this miserable condition by contributing to our lo cal Red Cross office. For the sake of humanity it must be done! DAILY THOUGHT Beware of the scribes, which de sire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts.—St. Luke, 20:46. IF any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both. — Horace Mann. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark t &*, .u51.,.. ■,:! U' :l “Any other man would pad that enough to take care of his wife’s expenses, and not make the boss think he was such a/small timer.” -MAHCH 31, 1036 Vagabond from Indiana ERNIE PYLE EDITOR'S NOTE—Thl* royin* reporter for The Time* roe* where he pleeie*, when he plea.e*, In search of odd storie* about this and that. FORT WORTH, Tex., March 31— The ranch is in that part of Texas where if you stand on a rise, 1 and look all around, you feel you ! are standing in the middle of the j world, seeing it all. You can see for 15 miles. There are no hills, but the land rises and falls in vast, sweeping slopes, lik* the swell on the Pacific Ocean. There are hardly any trees, and not many fences. But there is grass. Here and there, far away, you see a little bunch of cattle or horses grazing. It was just noon when we got there. The sun was bright and hot. A man in a big hat and cowboy boots showed us where to park. We could see quite a few men walking around the barn. We went over, and everybody in troduced himself and shook hands. Some had on big hats and high heeled boots and leather jackets. Some wore ordinary business suits. u tt u THE brick well-house under the water tank had been fixed up as a bar. Over the door was a cardboard sign, and painted on it in red letters was “Bar.” A few feet away, alongside the barn, was a real cowboy “chuck wagon.” The top of the wagon was arched over with canvas, and the back end was stacked full of tin plates and loaves of bread and pickles and so on, as though it were a picnic. A campfire was going, over by the feeding troughs. A huge kettle of stew was hanging over it from an iron tripod. It was being stirred by a “sourdough” cook, who wore a big hat, and a shirt without any sleeves, and an apron of old flour sacks. u u u "TI7 HERE’S Louie?” people kept ▼ V asking. “He's gone to the village to get a shave.” “Does he know about it?” “No, I don’t think he’s caught on.” “Old Louie’ll sure hate to leave Texas, won’t he?” “He sure will. He loves it like a native. But I’ll bet he’ll be back." I gradually picked up what the gathering was about. It was a sur prise farewell party for Louis Swift, heir to the Chicago 'pack ing fortune. Louie Swift, after five and a half years as manager of the Swift plant in Fort Worth, had been promoted back to Chicago. He was leaving in a week. His friends had come to say good-by. It was just like any Board of Trade picnic, except that it was staged on a Texas ranch, and with the flavor of old Texas running through it. a u tt FINALLY Louie Swift drove up. He got out of his car and looked all around, like a man who can’t see for the sun. He was surprised all right. He looked more like Texas than anybody there. He stands about 6 feet 3 inches, and is big but slender. He had on a battered 10- gallon hat, a faded blue shirt open at the neck, bleached duck pants tucked into high-heeled boots. He walked with a roll. Men crowded around him, and there was a lot of handshaking. They stood around the barnlot in groups, talking. They drifted into the bar, and out again. Some began to yell, “How about eating?” The sourdough yelled, “Come and get it." After we had eaten, some of the men saddled ponies and went lop ing around the barn-lot, hitting at polo balls. Some of them couldn’t ride at all. Some even fell off. Others, in businessmen’s clothes, could ride like cowboys and smack the ball every time. n n n lOUIE SWIFT took his friends 1 back into the bunkhouse, behind the stables. He took a flat wooden box out of a trunk, and opened it. And there lay two of the most beau tiful Colt six-shooters you ever saw. Dull blue steel, with pure white ivory handles. A pair of matched six guns, in engraved leather holsters. A farewell gift, from Texans. Louie Swift knows how to use them, too. You can throw a can in the air, and he’ll never miss. He ruined a half dollar somebody put on a fence post.