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WE GATHER from Mr. Wyckoff’s latest remarks that while 12 cents
was a fair price for sugar in August, 19 cents is just*as fair a price for
the same sugar in January.
IN REVOKING the suspended sentences of Mollie Grant and Myrtle
Burkhardt Judge Collins not only strengthened a precedent, but he also
caused a lot of people to wonder why these particular culprits ever got
suspended sentences.
Rufe Freed Again
It is exceedingly difficult for the general public to believe that the offi
cials who are charged with law enforcement in Marion county would harken
to the threats of a negro politician to bolt their ticket in event of a convic
tion in the city court, and because of the threat would fail to make as
vigorous a prosecution of the defendant as was possible.
Yet there are some things about the recent police court cases against
Rufe Page, republican negro politician and former deputy sheriff, who is
now running “Rufe’s place,” on Senate avenue, that tend to destroy con
fidence in our law enforcement agencies.
In the last ninety days Rufe has been acquitted three times in the
police court. His acquittal In each case followed the failure of the prose
cutor to bring into court all the evidence that he had or could have ob
tained against Page.
In the first case, a charge of keeping a gambling house, the prosecutor
failed to offer the testimony of a negro that he had been shooting craps
in Page’s place a half hour before the police raided It, although the negro
made this statement in the presence of policemen.
■ In the second case the prosecutor failed to have identified as a gam
bling device a certain well-known device frequently used in connection
with the dice.
In the third case, although whisky was found in the dry drink bar, the
state failed to show any connection between it and Rufe, who, of course,
refused to that it was liis property or there for sale.
In the meanwhile, Rufe, whose ability to control a number of negro
voters on the aveiiue is responsible for “Rufe’s place,” and the position he
held under George Coffin. Ote Dodson and Robert Miller as a deputy sheriff,
'is now classified as a “doubtful” on the political poll. Rufe has frankly
said that if this administration persists in trying to put him in jail he will
not throw his influence behind it in the coming primaries.
And immediately after he gives out his ultimatum he goes through
the police court mill without any more than a little Inconvenience.
The State's Expenses
The figures produced by the state board of charities relative to the
maintenance of the state’s institutions under the Goodrich “centralization”
plan tell their own story. All that is necessary to establish the disadvan
tages to. the taxpayers of the Goodrich administration is a comparison o r
the total expenditures.
Os course, the increases in the cost of living have affected the state
institutions the same as they have the private individual. But even wiih
a liberal allowance for such increased expenses as have been made neces
sary by higher prices for food, clothing and higher wages, the figures show
unjustifiable increases.
It cost the state of Indiana $691,350.67 more to maintain its wards in
1919 than it did to maintain 1,438 fewer wards in 1915.
The proportionate percentages of the increases were as follows: Four
per cent for ordinary repairs, 5 per cent for clothing, 10 per cent for sal
aries and wages, 32 per cent for food, 49 per cent for office, domestic and
outdoor departments, “the principal item” of which is said to be fuel.
No criticism can be justly leveled at any other increase than that which
is covered by the 49 per cent for “office, domestic and outdoor depart
ments,” under which vague heading the greater part of the nearly $700,000
increase in expenses has been buried.
It does not help to assert that the greater part of this item went for
coal, for Gov. Goodrich, whose “close business associates” have furnished
coal to th 6 state institutions has long been asserting that he has saved
the state much money by his "centralized” methods of purchasing coal
and other things.
It is indeed interesting to find that, although the Globe Mining Com
pany, in which the governor’s son is interested, is supposed to have given
the state $50,000 worth of coal in return for convict labor, and the gov
ernor’s brother’s coal company made an “excellent bid” for supplying the
state institutions with coal, which bid was later accepted from another
company composed of the associates or former associates of the governor,
•yet the cost of fuel to the state is the item which shows the greatest in
crease in the maintenance of state Institutions.
The Parole Laws s -
Lest the public mind be confused it might be well to say that the bene
fits of the parole laws of Indiana which are pointed out by Amos Butler
of the state board of charities are in no way brought about by the paroles
granted hundreds of convicts by James P. Goodrich, the “pardoning gov
ernor” of Indiana.
The newspapers of Indiana that are controlled or influenced by the
Goodrich element in this state have with great unanimity avoided mak
ing clear the fact that Mr. Butler’s praise of the parole laws are based
on the functioning of certain established agencies for granting paroles that
operate without regard to the whims of the governor.
Paroles may be granted In Indiana by the board of pardon and paroles,
by the trustees of correctional institutions and by the governor of Indiana.
No one has yet asserted that the board of paroles or the institutional
trustees have abused the powers and discretion which are afforded them
by the laws. ■ y
On the other hand, not even the most subservient of Goodrich's friends
has attempted to defend his wholesale releasing of convicts in the three
years he has been'in office.
If the parole system of Indiana Is as effective as Mr. Butler points out,
and we have no reason to doubt his assertions, then where is the excuse
for the additional exercise of the paroling privilege by Goodrich?
Goodrich exercised executive clemency in 509 cases in 1919. Not one
of these cases was such that the properly constituted boards could not
handle. Admission that the paroling boards are functioning properly is
only admission that the paroles by Goodrich are unnecessary, contrary to
the intent of the paroling laws, and therefore an improper exercise of
administrative power.
How to Succeed
C. F. Higham, member of the British parliament, says that every
healthy man is a potential earner of $50,000 a year. Then he tells how <o
go about it. Maybe he is "spoofing” us. But aiming at the $50,000 place,
if we follow him, we might land a $25,000 job, which In itself is worth
while. I '
"The secret is to get others to work out your ideas," he says. "And
to have the courage of your convictions; to say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ and stick to
it. Don’t be too tired to gOt up when opportunity knocks at your door.
Have an infinite capacity for taking pains. Be ready for any question—for
any emergency. Look and act prosperous. Be an optimist. Pessimists do
not get far. Be kind. Be courteous —it’B the cheapest thing in the world.
Never break your word. Business men are looking for reliable men. Fire
yourself from the job that doesn’t make you happy. Take chances if you
want big chances. Have faith, in yourself. You will be judged by what
you can do, and do do. But no man who works for a minimum wage will
ever earn $50,000 a year.”
There, that’s how to earn $60,000 a year. Take off your coats and go
to*orW ■*
Monument to Beloved Poet
and Literary Prestige
of Hoosier State.
OUR PUBLIC library is a work of
art and a joy forever. Oct. 7
marks the birth of our beloved Riley
and the birth of anew and complete
library for the public, whom he loved
and who loved him so well. Riley Is
our one native poet of world-wide
fame, who gathered our Hoosier dia
lect and gave it a soul, and he so
loved his native city that he gave it
a tract of ground on which to build a
new library—a monument for all
time—ancl this gift is worthy of the
great poet.
Let us see what the great men of our
country think of our library.
R. A. Cram, one of the leading archi
tects of. this country and the greatest
authority on the Gothic, said: "The In
dlanapolts public library Is the most
beautiful secular building In the United
States, If not the most beautiful secular
building produced In modern times. I
have never come in contact with anything
which seemed to me so complete in Its
planning, Its organism, its scale and its
consummate beauty. This Is real and
convincing architecture. I never expected
to see anything of the sort in my day
and generation.”
Norman Hnpgood, the well known edi
tor, pays our library a tremendous trib
ute. Mr. Hapgood said: “In the world
of plastic things nothing since I re
turned to America has given me a spring
comparable to that with which I left the
newly finished public library in Indian
apolis. With the first sight it came over
me at once with a 6hock, as one receives
the high peaks in those countries that
have known outbursts of art genius. Such
a possession means that life in Indianap
olis is worth more to every young spirit
that reaches out. In style the building
Is classic without coldness; in other
words, it is real classic. Its adapta
bility to its purpose, through internal ar
rangement, is equal to its breathing tri
umph as a monument.”
This i? surely a worthy tribute and
gratifying to us, but the opinion of Prof.
Charles W. Killara, head of the school of
architecture of Harvard university. Is
also worthy of note on account of the
high position he holds in this country
as an authority on that which is best and
noblest in architecture. Prof. Kiliam
said: “This i 8 probably the finest
building in America on Greek precedent
-a very beautiful library building.” And
only a few months ago Anre Arneson
came over from Christiania. Norway, to
study our new building with a view to
planning their new library, to be built
In the capital of Norway.
The Indianapolis public library was
authorised by an act of the general as
sembly passed in the winter of 1871.
There were at that time between seven
and eight thousand children in the
public sehoois. The pupils and teach
ers had no reading or reference library,
and it was necessary to provide for this
important movement. A number of sug
gestions were made by our leading citi
zens regarding this matter and it was
finally decided to call a conference foi
advice and counsel and a general ex
change of views as to the laws needful
to pass to provide for a public library.
A memorandum was drawn up, giving an
outline of a general law, together wit It
an explanation of its provisions, to pre
-Kfcnt to the lawmakers who were shortly
to assemble. A committe was appointed,
.nstructed to take the memorandum and
prepare a bill in accordance with its
provisions. This committee completed
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K-Jj op th& twins
BaL •tefei by Olive Barfcon
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J3 Nancy and Nick heard the telephone wire buzzing beside them.
That meant Mr. and Mrs. Someone was calling Mr. and Mrs. Someone
Else. The twins had climbed to the very top of a telephone pole (green
shoes helping, and magical mushroom guiding). They had an idea, and
a very good one it was, although it never occurred to them that they were
eavesdropping. '
They had looked every where for Jocko, their monkey, and he was
still missing. But they thought that if anyone far off had seen him they
would likely mention it to their friends on the telephone. So up they had
climbed to listen.
“Hello!” It was Cynthia Sparrow's voice that answered the ring.
“Hello, Cynthy! This is Sally,” came the other
to see if you and Si would bring the children over to lunch.”
The twins had climbed to the very top of a telephone pole to
listen. .
“Why. that's real kind, Sally,” said Cynthia. “I don’t know but we
can. I get so tarnal tired trying to spare up something for meals I nearly
go crazy. I’ll scrub up the children right away, for they’ve been playing
In the dust pile and they’re sights!"
“That’s fine,” exclaimed Sally Sparrow, in a pleased voice. *Tve got
a treat for you. Jake Just sowed some white lettuce seed in the garden,
and then watered it, so hurry over before the sun dries it Goodby.”
“Bzzz-zz,” went the wire, ringing off.
Then the twins climbed down the pole as quickly as they could and
ran to the house. Next they ran into the garden with something and were
ever so busy for a while.
When Mr. and Mrs. Si Sparrow and family arrived, Mrs. Sally Spar
row was sitting up in a tree scolding for dear life; for right over the
lettuce bed was an old wire window screen. No delicious seeds for them
that day!—Copyright, 1920.
Its work In two or thlree days and gave
notice of its readiness to report to an
other conference.
The second conference wag'lramediutely
summoned, and was composed of the
seven men who attended the first one.
There were three members of the school
beard aiid four members of the general
assembly. The seven members who were
Instrumental in establishing a public li
brary in our city wre Addison L. Hoa-h.
Austin H. Brown. Or. T. B. Elliott and
Or. H. <!. Carey, also John Coven and
E. B. Martindale, the senators from Mi
rion county and Simon Yandes.
4 The bill was prepared by this com
mittee, read twice, fully discussed and
approved by every one present. Tins bill
was introduced into the assembly and
among other things it levied a tax of
one fifth of a mil! on the dollar to es
tablish and maintain a public library,
and as stated above it became a law in
* • •
Whenever we think of our library w-e
think of our faithful librarian for so
many years—Eliza Browning, who served
steadfastly and faithfully through the
many years when the library was build
ing up, end who requested, when the new
library was finished that the board of
directors select anew librarian who
would carry on the work she loved, and
Mr. Rush—one of the most competent li
brarians hi this country, was selected to
fill the post, which he has done with
honor to himself and credit to oar city.
We have branch libraries established In
important parts of the city and a busi
ness library in the old library building,
under charge of Miss Ethel Cletlan.
Our library, among other things, has
she most complete dramatic library In
this country. On other subjects tt is
possible for any one in wbatevec.-busi
noss or profession they may be to find
out the exact information they desire.
There are 250,000 books. They are yours
and you can lake your choice, end If
you need advice you will find trained
and proficient workers ready to serve
you. This is the service our library
renders to you. and it is second to none.
We stand for literature In our state and
our city public library Is a perpetual
monument of this fact.
“oStLr^rEKii* 1 ' IX “
January Clearance of the Season’s Best
Selling Here at Reduced Prices
This sale offers more attractive values
than you would naturally expect to find,
even in this season of: sales. There are a
host of styles to select from and a great
.jSxKS&rL variety of pleasing fabrics, including
MmWflukhk. man y ad-wool models, featuring browns,
blues, Burgundy, taupe and gray.
Trimraed with pockets, tucks, buttons,
shawl collars and turn hack cuffs.
Ifftl SSO Values
// IT All Alterations Free This Means An
\'j other Savings of $2 to $5.
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January Sale of WHITE
LIN GOWNS, $1.48 to $1.75
or slipover styles, $1.75 and
tV.r.r"'. .81.48
trimmed, $1.25 to $1.48 QOp
qualities SFOV
trimmed, $1.75 to /IQ
*1.98 qualities tp
Also all other muslin and silk underwear and chil
dren’s muslin underwear and infants’ white dresses
less 10% to 20%.
World Almanac
for 1920 Issued
Among the latest books, but also
among the first books of the new year,
and in any event an up-to-the-minute
book, The World Almanac for 1920 has
been published. According to the impar
tial Judgment of those concerned in its
preparation and publication, It is the
greatest ever. Almost every Imaginable
question is dealt with. Ask the oldest
render. He knows.
Do you want to arrange a trip across
America, hitting all the high spots?
Here are ten pages of altitudes In the
United States, not counting New York
Do yon want to know almost anything
in sport, politics, trade, Industry, re
ligion, government, historical milestones,
navies, armies, powers, kings, presidents
MUSLIN SKI RTS, embroidery
trimmed, regular and extra sizes,
$1.98 to $2.50 quali- 4 0
ties, special 9-I* mo
MUSLIN SKIRTS, embroidery
trimmed, regular and extra
sizes, $2.98 quali-
ery trimmed, $1.25
quality., 9cv
or pink and white crepe
bloomers, $1.25 quality. r9v
and such? Here are the facts and the
figures, so far as possible official.
Someone, speaking of Thomas Bablng
ton Macaulay, remarked on an occasion
that he possessed more information than
the needs of society required. The Intent
behind The World Almanac, obviously,
is to keep well apace with those needs.
The World Almanac Is published by
the New Y'ork World. Price 50 cents,
Most peoplp know of the work Jane
Addams has done at Hull House in Chi
cago, but few realize how much she has
written. Her books are at the public
library for your perusal. Her best
known is “Twenty Years at Hull House.”
Others of hers are “The Long Road of
January Sale, of
loped, bleached, slightly soiled
from display; regular AQ.
$1.50 kind, Tuesday..(jf oC
TABLE COVERS, round scal
ioped, pure white, assorted, floral
centers with wide borders; regu
larly $5.00, 4A aq
BEDSPREADS, hemmed, large
size, Marseilles patterns, extra
heavy weight, regular
$3.00 kind, Tuesday... $
ble bed size, assorted patterns;
regular $2.50 kind, A<4 AQ
TOWELS, fringed, honeycomb
weave, .colored borders, regular
15c kind, | a
Tuesday J.UC
STEVEN’S CRASH, pleached, all
linen, blue border, for hand, rol
ler or dish towels; regu
lar 39c grade, Tuesday.... AuC
HUCK TOWELS, hemmed, red
border, for home or hotel use;
regularly 15c, 4A„
Tuesday JL VC
NAINSOOK, yard wide, extra soft
finish for women's, children’s and
infants’ wear; regularly SifZ a
39c; Tuesday
HOPE MUSLIN, yard wide,
bleached, for general use, full
pieces, no mill end lengths; regu
lar 40c value; aa A
PILLOW TUBING, 42 inches
wide, siandard quality, no dress
ing; regular 60c i| Q
grade, Tuesday tIOC
DAMASK, bleached, 58 inches
wide, neat floral and scroll de
signs; regular 75c
grade, Tuesday ..TctfC
CRASH, unbleached, blue border,
for hand or roller towels; regular
20c grade, Tues- ■§ w
oman a Memory,” “Democracy and So
cial Ethics,” “A Function of the Social
Settlement,” “A New Conscience and an
Ancient Evil “Newer Ideals of Peace,”
‘The Spirit of Youth and the City
Streets,” “Women at The Hague; the In
ternational Congress of Women and Its
Results,” “Philanthropy and Social prog
ress," "Hull House Maps and Papers,”
“A Modern Rear,” “Problems of Munici
pal Administration,” “The Subjectire
Necessity for Social “Why
Women are Concerned With the Larger
Citizenship,” and “Woman's Conscience
and Social Amelioration.”
Much of her life may be learned from
her “Twenty Years at Hull House”
Other sketches of her life may be foumt
in "Heroines of Modern Progress,"
Adaml aud Foster; “American Women {■
Civic "Work,” by H. C. Bennett;
mous Living Americans.” by H. O. Mafl
“y, and “The Wonder Workers,” by .H
H. Wade.

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