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THAT DEADLOCK among democratic senators will not be likely to
last as long as a recent one between miners and operators.
HOTEL CLERKS have been advised that they can contribute greatly
toward lessening the unrest -in the country. Most travelers will agree
with the advice. ■
To Return No More
"Prohibition, the sturdy doctrine-based on the right of a people to pro
tect mankind against mankind’s own vice, ceases to be an issue in this
nation today. The long years through which, as a political and moral issue,
it has spread its influence throughout every niche of our public and private
life, have culminated in an accomplishment that ends not only the issue
but the influence of that issue.
Beginning today, traffic in intoxicants is'as repugnant to the govern
ment as slavery. The man who sells liquor commits the same offense
against the government as the man who sells a human being into bondage.
The change in our viewpoint of the transaction is no more radical than
was the change from the days of less than a century ago.
The property involved, the economic consideration, is no greater.
Out of the toil and bloodshed of the civil war came the abolition of
slavery by constitutional amendment. Out of a struggle none the less
bitter because it was not attended by wholesale loss of life came the con
stitutional decree against the liquor traffic. There might even be raised
the question of whether or not the abolishment of the liquor traffic cost as
many lives as slavery during the long years with which we have tempor
ized with it.
But today the struggle Is over. No more will we be guided in our
estimate of the character of a man by the standard of whether he is dry
or wet. No more will brilliant men, of character and qualifications, rise
to voice contrary views of the right of man to poison himself with alcohol.
It Is ordained in these United States that no more shall man profit by
traffic In that which debauches and kills. It fs ordained that the great
system of insidious poisoning by which elections were sullied, government
perverted and individuals ruined, must, crumble and fade out from a nation
that has outgrown a vice.
Time will be required to eradicate the traces of this evil. The fight
against liquor itself is not done. But just as an army of occupation finds
its duties ancPnecessities slowly decreasing, so will the government find
its need cf machinery for the suppression of liquor growing less.
We have today no government department devoted to the suppressiotf
of slavery. We will need, in a few generations, no department charged
with the suppression of alcoholic liquors.
Old John Barleycorn is dead in the United States today, and tlTe nation
is a better place in which to live because he is finally dead.
They Ran Away y
The Indiana legislature, the general assembly that Gov. Goodrich once
designated as “the best ever,” met, ratified the suffrage amendment and
ran away.
The women of Indiana are to be congratulated on the passage of the
suffrage ratification. They obtained it only after a long and bitter fight,
in which they finally brought to their knees all except three senators.
Gov. Goodrich is to be congratulated on the immediate adjournment
of the session. He asked and he obtained. Once more has he demon
strated that among the republicans who hold office in Indiana his own
selfish desires are more binding than the constitution, the interests of the
public or the reputation of the office-holders.
' The republican majority in the legislature refused to heed the appeal
of the American Legion for a home in Indiana. It refused to heed''the ap
peal of the 'taxpayers of the state for relief from the iniquities of the tax
law it forced upon them. It refused to amend the road law. It refused to
appropriate much needed money for the state institutions.
This republican majority in the house and senate admitted what the
republican organization said. It attested the belief expressed by Chairman
Wasmuth that “we seem no nearer ready today to take up other "matters
of Importance.”
And so this body of men, elected to represent the whole of the state
of Indiana, confronted by the need in many important matters
besides suffrage, yielded to the domination of Goodrich, acted on suffrage
alone, and ran away.
Years ago, when Indiana heard the call of Abraham Lincoln for volun
teers to suppress the rebellion, it poured its blue-clad hosts into the federal
army because It saw a duty and had the courage to perform it.
More recently, -when the world arose to put an end to the power of one
man whose "centralization” schemes menated civilization, Indiana’s brown
clad regiments went forth to stand or fall in the performance of the state's
Yesterday the chosen representatives of this great commonwealth
assembled In the shadow of Morton's monument, heard their duties to their
constituents outlined, heard their chief executive admit the necessities of
legislative action, heard their presiding officer plead for performance—
and ran away. *
Oh, Indiana, rich with the memories of duties done, can yon not veßt
ycmr legislative rights in other hands than those of men who run away?
An Impossible Suggestion
An old Indiana law was passed to prevent the exposure for sale in
Indiana of any paper, book or periodical the chief feature of which Is the
record of crime or illustration of crimes committed. It is now suggested
that this ancient, statute, enacted long before the movies were thought of,
could possibly be Invoked to prevent the exhibition in Indiana of obnoxious
and crime praising films. /
However desirable it might he, the application of this statute Jo mo
tion pictures is impossible of accomplishment.
In the first place, a motion picture is neither a paper, book nor period
ical. And If It were our prosecuting attorney could never be Influenced
Into “seeing criminal intent” in its display in Indiana.
Os course, If the republican legislature were now "able to consider
questions of Importance that could come before it at a special session,” it
might amend this statute easily, but we have the assurance of Mr. Was
muth that It is not, and in the meanwhile the obnoxious films are as free
of regulation as our state tax board. * *
Good Times Are Coming s
The croaker, the pessimist, the man who believes the country is going
to the dogs, has just about run his course. The man who believes that
conditions are all right, That the outlook for prosperity and improvement
never was so bright, is Climbing into the saddle and radiating his confi
dence all over the country. Business is good, capital can be obtained for
i all legitimate enterprises and the American laborer has seen the light and
Us showing his true character by kicking out the loud-mouthed agitators
who have been trying to lead him astray. '
r \ There 1b no cause to worry over the future. There have been other
when the outlook was far darker. We have just begun to emerge
front a period of world war which has drained the nations of their resources
and left us in the best shape of any of them. Unlike other countries, we
are virtually without injury, like a man in a free-for-all fight and come out
'With a few bruises and tired muscles, but not seriously hurt. We have
had time to rec,t from our exertions, we are about over the hysteria of turn
ing loose after bottling ourselves up for two years and we are getting down
to business again and picking up the threads where we laid them
in 1917. . * //
So why worry? Why fume and fret over the high cost of living, the
high taxes, high wages,, high prices? Readjustment is under way. The
great problems of our xfation will be settled soon, the trouble-making red
will be in the discard, the matters that loom so big now will soon be out
of the way, and we will be in our normal stride again. 'Let’s quit talking
and get to work, bard work, and before we know it the things that bother
na now will be in the past,—W. D. Boyce in the Saturday Blade, Chicago.
Militarism Opposed By Gen. Leonard Wood
But He Is a Believer in Universal Training
By 11. P. BURTON.
Special Correspondent of The Times.
CHICAGO, 111., Jan. 17.—MaJ. Gen
Leonard Wood is, and for most of his
life has been, a soldier. But he floes hot
-believe in militarism, he- declares.
. That is he does not believe in making
America a nation of.-soldiers.
He does, however, believe firmly In uni
versal service -preparation of every able
bodied male citizen of the United States
for service in the defense of the na
Gbn. Wood talked to the correspondent
in his office at the United States army
headquarters :fof the central department
V'We don’t want to develop milltarlsfn
in this country,” said Gen. Wood in the
very first strain of his talk, “and we
couldn’t if any oe did want to. because
our people doy’t want it. They feel 14
undemocratic, as it is.
“Ours are a people who have always
been averse to war for war’s sake, and
the boys who returned from over there
have deepened'mightily this feeling. Like
most soldiers who have seen much of
they hate It. ,
“Our people do want, however, I be
lieve, a universal training for national
service, a training that will put prac
tically out of the question an unpro
voked attack upon our peace. Such a
training is the very antithesis of militar
ism— Prussianlsm. It is a training of all
classes together for full citizenship in
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our republic, and wo will democratize
our people s.a no other thing can.
“Asa matter of obvious fact, then,
we have no issue in America as to mili
tarism- we don't Vant it, and no on*
is going to try to force It upon us.
“The great outstanding issue for ns
today in America 4s the issue of law
and order. This is the issue we have
got to meet and to master. We must
see clearly that if we give hostage at
all to anarchy, then automatically stops
all our progress and all our business of
“A nation, to be an effective force,
must needs have stability Just as a hu
man being must have it; and national
stability can he had only through re
spect for its laws and the maintenance
of order.
t “These are basic principles, and in tne
welter of windy talk that we have suf
fered from recently, we have more or
less loosened our grip on them. But
they are eternal laws for they are baseA
on political truths discerned by our
sagacious forefathers, the men of 1776.
“We, must grasp again the stern neces
sity of respect for our constituted au
tliorlties so that our government will
function again normally exactly as con
templated under our very efficient con
stitution. We must maintain a respect
for property, as we must Insist on n
square deal for labor and capital alike.
But above all we must insist on more
respect, on an absolute respect, for the
hO per cent of our population that stands
between these two. We want in Amer
lea no privileged class -no autocracy of
wealth, nor by the same token no outoe
racy of organized labor either.”
This sounds indeed as though Gen.
Wood’s beloved colonel had come to
stand spiritually at his elbow and re
minded him of “the third side of the
triangle.” So I spoke of his great friend
to Wood. I
“When I /am called the colonel’s ’po
litical heir’ I never apologize,” said the
general. “Any man must shape and
modify his political tenets from contact
with his contemporaries; there are no
political Minervas jumping
from the brain of Jove, and certainly
no man could fall to sharpen his be
liefs on the fine mettle of the colonel,
foremost Americau of his time.”
“When we talk of respect for law nnd
order, loose-thinking radicals Infer we
are in reality placing the game of capi
tal. That Is not so.
“Wealth truly Been, is the servant of
the people, not their master. Therefore
It should he so t employed for the general
betterment of alt. This can be done
nnd will prove that wealth, properly
utilized by a natiop, becomes the direct
Largest Hog Killing
Plantain World Is
Here in Indianapolis
Indianapolis’ principal Industry
from the value of product is
slaughtering and meat packing.
In 1918, 1,394,452 hogs, 268,428
cattle and calves, and 15,903 sheep
were killed. Among the packing
companies are Kingan & Cos., Ar
mour & Cos., IncHanapolis Abattoir
Company, Brown Bros., Worm &
Cos., Hilgemeier Bros., Meier Pack
ing Company and Wheeler
Dressed Beef Company. Did you
know that Kingan & Co.’s plant
was the largest single hog killing
plant In the world? — One of a
series of articles prepared for The
Times by the convention board in
charge of arrangements for the
convention of the Associated Ad
vertising Clubs of the World, to
be held in Indianapolis in June.
agent # of national prosperity shared by
“To pain this end we should pladly
encourage legitimate business, but re
strain just as forcefully business that
is harmfiil and dangerous. Let us not
lose sight of the fact that without good
business in full flower we can not have
prosperous or contented labor conditions.
The real remedy for the high cost ot
living is to be found in increased pro
duction and increased efficiency. This
is essential to establish proper domestic
conditions and to meet the competition
soon to come for overseas trade.
“Today the worst enemy of labor are
those who advise a reduction of produc
tion. We must keep up our wartime
“We must demand rigid economy In
government operations, too; and in or
der tljat too much of our working capi
tal is not used to pay off the war debt
we must spread the payment over a
longer period of time, thus aiding not
throttling, the present business of the
country. We should have a national
budget system by all means.
“Another point: We must scrutinize
from this time forward the character of
our immigration more carefully than
ever before, and do this before It goes
on board America. We have
put Just about all the sand in our eeinent
it will stand and we have got to con
tinue to keep the American spirit pre
ponderant -the belief that we may find
all our liberties under the constitution.
Every step away from that constitution,
is a step toward anarchy.
“Beal Americans realize today otir
watchword is ‘steady!’ and that this is
not the time for new adventures, but.
Indeed, the time to hold on to the prin
ciples and policies that made us what
we are today—that our work is to build
up more consciously than eTer a spirit
of intense nationalism as contrasted with
a loose-flbered Internationalism.
“If we arc going to be a force for
good in the world—and we are going to—
it will be because we are a strong, well
balanced people with a strong national
spirit and with the right kind of na
tional conscience. We want to help all
the world, hut to do that we have got
to be Americans first!”
Gen. Wood originally trained to be a
doctor. He got into the array as a phy
sician, but was shitted to the line In 1898.
After the Cuban war be was placed in
charge of the job of building up out of
that medieval nation a modern state,
modernizing 2,500,000 people in three
years. Tills gave him a broad business
traininar He accomplished the gigantic
task with an expeditiousness and pre
cision brought him national fame,
and from that time on he has had one
constructive job after another, ending
with his remarkable and unembittered
work in creating here at home armies
for the crushing of the Hun.
All this past shows today In the gen
eral as he talks. The “General” In Gen.
Leonard Wood stands for general Infor
mation; any one who meets him. and
talks to him will be willing to tell that
to the political cosmos—and it had better
listen, too, if it is playing wise politics!
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—yCJ, ywui ■'uuiavbiwiu'ij
Most people like animals. Some delight
in snakes, and revel in the pages and
pictures of “The Reptile Book,’’ by Dit
mar, and “Snakes of South America,’’ by
Fitzsimmons. Lovers of cats are pleased
to find .“The Book of the Cat”—full of
adorable fluffy tabbies of every variety.
■“The Book of the Dog” is equally fasci
nating, and Wllmot’s ‘'Life of the Ele
phant” and “The Monkey Folk of South
Africa,” IS 'interesting. Enos Mills tells
about “The Grizzly.” Library shelves
are frtTl of bird books. “Wild Birds, in
City Parks” is by Walter. “The Book of
the Tarpon,” by Dimock, is for fishermen.
Here the Reader
Says His Say
Editor of The Times—A man well
known among religious and educatibnal
circles of our country said the other day,
“It is easy to poiht out the blunders and
sins of democracy ; n it takes grit ‘and
patience to build a democracy which will
stand.” •
To my notion the true doctrine of de
mocracy is the doctrine of perfected
mahood. s No man is genuinely qualified
for a place among a people enjoying self
government who is not a righteous man
—a whole man, ruled by the desires of
a pure heart held In his own hands.
The enjoyment of human liberty pre
supposes human excellence. For how shall
a righteous man enjpy liberty if beset
with men inclined to wickedness? The
only hope is to 'repress the rising of
wickedness, and, then, that is not liberty
for those men.
So the beauty of the fundamental prin
ciple of democracy is that it calls for in
creasingly better and still betted men in
order to realize that ideal of men fitted
to live together In. brotherly fashion.
T have always Insisted that intelligence
and knowledge are great aids to right
eousness. I know- full welt that the things
I have learned of the teachings of others
have helped me over many hard places
In life, and the strength of mind, will
and desire v thus imparted is my stay
and support today.
I consider that greater intelligence,
as the basis of a broader judgment, is
one of the supreme needs of our po
litical life. To cite a single instance
where that would be supremely help
ful, I may appeal for consideration of
what the preferential ballot for our pri
maries—and, if we could be persuaded
to it, our elections following the pri
maries—might mean to civic life if; we
possessed and exercised the intelligence
measurable to our privilege therein. It
is a most solemn conviction with me that
preferential voting with conscientious ex
pression of first, second and third
choices amor g candidates, however many
might wish to enter the field, would work
Incalculable improvement of our public
service. Because mischievous political
manipulators are now predominant (I
presume'), this, like other vital reforms
of the past, can but elowly_ fight Us way
to the front. “Because of their ignor
ance,” it will be said (by, the mainions
of evil this time) that the people may
not and should not be allowed to im
prove their condition. Ignorance! and
“none are so blind as they that will not
see.” Sometimes we are esteemed to be
so steeped in Ignorance that we never
can l>e our own masters, and our great
est shame is ti at we accept such Judg
Carbon, Ind.
A Column Conducted Under
reetion of Dr. Rupert
U. S. Public Health Service^
Uncle Sam, M. D., will answer,
in this column 'or by mail,
general interest relating only to
sanitation and the prevention of
It will be impossible for him to
questions of a purely personal
to prescribe for individual diseaseg^By^'
V. s. Eubllc Health Serihn:*
The medical examination for military
service showed that about one-third ol
the men suffered from physical defects
which made them unfit for active military
duty. A large proportion of the de
fects discovered could have been pre
vented if attended to in early-life; others
could still be cured or relieved by proper
medical attention. A
The time for patriotic service
passed. The health of the youth of
nation, Indeed, of all citizens, is the
greatest asset of the nation.
We must not lose the lessons of tins
war; we have paid'too high a price for
It is your duty to your family, to
yourself, and to your country to keep
well, to Improve your health to the high
est degree, to assist in making the nation
strong and fit for ihte great tasks ahead,
and for the happier and larger life that
awaits the people of this -war-torn world.
Q. My 8-year-old boy has had a run
ning ear lor six years. It developed after
measles. I had his adenoids and tonsils
removed in April, 1910. hut the trouble
persists. What shall I do?—'‘Anxious
A. —The most, common cause
chronic otitis media (running ear) Is do®
to a bone necrosis and that the child
so suffering is potentially in danger of
losing its life through inteivening attack
of mastoiditis. Too great emphasi®,
therefore, can not be placed upon’the im
portance of the mother taking the child
to a competent ear specialist in orfier to
have this ear treated skillfully and in
strumentally if necessary. This condi
tion is too serious to temporize with.
Q: I am suffering from what the
doctors call chronic myocarditis.
Please tell me what' kind of diet,
exercise, wfirk and rest will be best
for me. I contracted this trouble in
the army.
A. It is not practicable to outline for
you the kind of diet, exercise, work and
rest which would be indicated in on®
Buffering from chronic myocarditis. Sine®
you say that you contracted this
ble in the army, it is possible that
are entitled to f.-ee medical care under
the provisions of the war risk act. If
you are entitled to free treatment,
be sure to place yourself under the su
pervision of a qualified physician
follow his advice.
Q. Is there a cure for whooping
cough? I have been told that a
serum is now being used with suc
A. vaccine and serum treatment
for whooping cough has not been at
tended with much success. Asa pre
ventative for immunizing children ex
posed to the disease, the vaccine has
been rather more successfully used. Your
physician was probably correct when be
advised you that the disease usually runs
Us course, and that the only treatment
Is directed to the relief of the distress
ing cough.
Q. I would like to have ail the
Information about weak lungs and
pleurisy. Also please, tell me jf I
should have a change of climate. *
A. If you will send me your ammo
apd address. I shall send oyu a num
ber of pamphlets dealing with
losls, and also a pamphlet discussing
relation of climate and tuberculosis.

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