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Jn&iana Jlait® Slimes INDIANAPOLIS, IND. Daily Except Sunday, 25-29 South Meridian Street. Telephones—Main 3500, New 28-351 MEMBER OF AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS. Advertising Offices—Chicago, New York, Boston, Detroit, G. Logan Tnyne Cos. Entered as recond-class matter at the postoffice at Indianapolis, Ind., under the act of March 3, 1579. Subscription Rates—By carrier, Indianapolis, 10c per week; elsewhere, 12c. By mall, 50c a month, $1.25 for three mouths, $2.50 for six months, or $5.00 a year. M. KLISHKB protests that Russia will not be a dumping ground for agitators from America. The same right back to you, old chap. t ' ' 7 BUT HOW is Mr. Denny going to reconcile his opposition to Goodricn for president, with his approval of Goodrich s candidate for governor? IT IS NOW IN ORDER for the governor to explain that affidavit of a former business associate, charging that he got stock in the Globe Min ing Company “for services.” IF THE OFFICIALS will merely announce that no more paroles will be granted to persons who steal physician’s cars we believe the physicians will not find it necessary to appeal auto thieves for exemption. \VO SUGGEST that before the governor starts in to “explain” that sale of the garbage plant for $175,000, after Jesse T. Moorman swore “you couldn’t get SIO,OOO for it,” he hunt another publicity advisor. IS IT POSSIBLE that the street car company is now willing to grant College avenue patrons what they asked in their petition for extension of service tuid does not insist on College avenue service via Central avenue? The Governor's Taxes With all due consideration for the “outraged” feelings of Gov. James j P. Goodrich, it is necessary to submit to the judgment of the public of -Indiana the statement that he has not in any way refuted the point made | by The Times in the tax stories, to which he has entered such a vigorous and ill-conceived protest. The Times has pointed in nearly a dozen different stories, the undeniable fact that taxes are not equitably assessed in Indiana. It has called to public attention the fact that there are glaring Inequalities in the tax assessments of the companies in which Gov. Goodrich is personally in- i terested, for the reason that since the governor is so rapt in the taxation question it is reasonable to presume that he would insist on proper valua tions of property which he owns, and of which he, therefore, knows the true cash value. It is a matter of small moment as to whether the figures presented by The Times to show the inequities of these assessments are correct or whether the figures presented by the governor’s publicity agent are correct. Doubtless either set can J>e found on the tax officials books. It is also a matter of small moment as to whether these Goodrich holdings are over-assessed -or under-assessed. THE POINT IS THAT THEY ARE NOT ASSESSED AT THEIR JUST VALUE. „ * The constitution of the state of Indiana says: “The general assembly shall provide by law for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation; and shall prescribe such regulations as shall secure a just valuation for taxation of all property, both real and personal.” Gov. Goodrich says he will sell $15,000 of flie stock of the Washington Water, Light and Power Company at 20 per cent under its valuation, as fixed by the state tax board. / Will he then contend that it has been assessed at a “just valuation,” as the constitution requires? Gov. Goodrich says the Jeffersonville Water, Light and Power Com pany “ba£ never been valued by its officers, by the commission, or by any one else for rate-making OR ANY OTHER PURPOSE.” Will he then concede that the assessment, for taxation of this company at $256,870, which, he says, was made by the tax board, was made without any valuation being placed on the property by any one? Gov. Goodrich says the property of the Union Heat, Light and Power Company “is assessed today for at least $50,000 more than its true cash value.” Does he then continue to contend that assessments in Indiana are equal, or does he admit that the state tax board, which he appointed, failed to do its duty in the matter of assessing even the properties in which he is personally interested? Gov. Goodrich, in a public speech, once said: “If the public conscience can be aroused and the true facts pre sented in a calm and dispassionato way, we feel sure that the taxpayers of Indiana will support their legislature and state administration in any intelligent effort directed toward the revision of our tax laws, so that the state shall cease to exist half free and half taxed, and that every citi zen shall contribute to the support of the state in proportion to the property he owns.” Gov. Goodrich admits, yea even contends, that as a taxpayer of this state he is not "contributing to the support of the state in proportion to the property he owns.” i Ho has said that he "feels sure that the taxpayers of Indiana will support their legislature and state administration in any intelligent effort directed toward the revision of our tax laws,” so as to bring about a con dition which he admits does not exist today. Why then, may we ask, doesn’t the governor, through Carl Mote, or some Other "able exponent of taxation,” evolve some "in telligent effort” toward the correction of the evil from which he would have us believe he, too, is suffering? The Street Repair Pro gram For several months there has been a determined effort on the part . of Mayor Jewett’s administration to place the responsibility for the failure of its 1919 street repair program on the shoulders of the five members of the city council who have refused to act as a rubber stamp for the mayor. These councilman consistently voted down proposed resurfacing of city streets where the property owners remonstrated. For heeding the ex pressed desires of the property owners they were criticised by the admin istration, whose organs repeatedly declared that the "council blocked street - improvements.” , In one of the mayor’s complacent organs there appeared recently a resun*e of the street improvement work done in 1919, which was carefully written so as to mislead the casual render. Buried in this article are the facts, and here they are: The total mileage of improved streets in Indianapolis is 316.43. It was proposed in 1919 to repair 66.84 miles, or approximately-one-fifth of them. * There was actually repaired 12.20 miles, or approximately one-twenty sixth of the total improved street mileage. The city council blocked the repair of 12.17 miles, or approximately one-twenty-sixth, practically the same amount of mileage as was repaired. What became of the other twenty-five-twenty-sixths? The board of works either rescinded or delayed the proposed improve ment of 32.24 miles, or approximately one-tenth of the whole improved mileage and approximately one-half of the improvement program. In other words, Jewett and his board proposed to improve 66.84 miles of streets, later rescinded the proposed improvement of 32.24 miles, or nearly one-half of the program; actually improved a little over one-fifth of what it intended to do, and then howled long and loud because the city council prevented it from completing another one-fifth, at the earnest request of the property owners, who had to meet the bills. Having been prevented from carrying out one-fifth of its proposed pro gram, the Jewett administration neglected to carry out three-fifths and is now endeavoring to prove that the city council wrecked its street im provement program. Nearly every day something comes to light to prove that, throughout the whole of the Jewett administration, the five members, of the city coun cil who have been maligned and abused by the Jewett newspapers have, in reality, conducted themselves in a manner that deserved prafse instead of Male Voters in Indiana | Here is- a tabulation of the number of male voters, white and colored, by coun ties In Indiana. The taxpayers of the state ought to be Interested in these | figures. They paid good money to the j enumerators who gathered them for the report which ihe state auditor has Just j made public. County. Total. Colored 1 Adams 4,970 .... Allen 27.90" 285 j Bartholomew 4... 6,772 65 Benton 3.59*- 19 | Blackford \ 3.757 . 7 ■ Boone 7,056 25 I Carroll *. 4.956 1 i Cass ... 11.285 97 j Clark 7.804 527 j Clay 8.297 96 Clinton 8.003 20 I Crawford 2.961 .... i Daviess 6,662 4". Dearborn 6.314 37 i Decatur 5.501 9 , Dekalb 7.367 15 I Delaware 16,243 561 Dubois 5,150 1 Elkhart 15.597 114 ■ Fayette 4,758 111 Floyd 8,511 ? | Fountain 5,641 .... I Franklin 4,365 .... Fulton 4.R92 ' 5 Gibson 8,325 297 Grant 14.417 411 Greene 9.957 17 Hamilton 5.853 120 Hancock 5,572 16 Harrison 4.922 55 Hendricks 5,719 32 Henry 9.592 133 Howard 12.032 209 Huntington 8.469 1 Jackson 6.439 17 Jasper 3.862 3 Jay 6.674 - 32 Jefferson 5.540 M3 Jennings 3.911 72 Johnson 6,369 101 Knox 10,907 . 91 Kosciusko 7,074 6 T.agrange 3,751 5 I.nke 46,615 1,995 T.aporte 13.709 68 Lawrence 7,355 60 Madison 19,778 2X3 Marlon 03.875 9.271 Marshall 6,437 12 Martin 2.844 Miami 8,306 49 Monroe 6,217 87 Montgomery 9.74! 69 Morgan ..... 6.013 1J Newton 2.938 Noble 6.606 1 Ohio 1.305 33 Oranga 5.234 129 Owen 3.649 25 Ba-ke 5.307 39 Perry 4,048 23 Pil<e 5.050 40 Porter 5.741 J Posev 4.084 132 Pulaski 8.412 1 Putnam 5,904 53 Randolph 7.614 64 Rlplev 5.549 1 Rush 5,370 104 Scott T.OIB Shelh.v 7.501 80 Spencer , 5.187 151 Starke 2,896 5 Steuben 3,984 2 St. Joseph 26,132 329 Sullivan 8,656 36 Switzerland, 2.595 8 Tippecanoe . 11,925 98 Tipton 4.493 .... Union .. U 899 37 Vanderburg 24,717 lAS- Vermilion 4,240 64 Vigo 28.127 1,200 Wabasb 7.773 50 Warren 2.991 9 Warrick 5,6*56 120 Washington 4,586 .... Wayne 13.334 494 Weils 5,903 White 4,820 Whitley 4.915 2 Total in state 805.276 20.500 BRINGING UP FATHER. r-n —rr—? 1 —— h n ’T - ’ 2 2 nr I I T Bn COLLY- i’ll ' JIMMY - TAKE. T H it> TO MY HOUi>E WELL* bHE’S WHAT OID OH! *>HE f)AtO \ 1 <==— JJLdUj WVTH TH PRESENT. TELL ME WiT£ APR CO T IT AH SH E *>A\? ’ *Th WONDERFUL I , „ ,7. “IPTvt ,TLL HE * COME AN LET, |j—|, ,*> TtCKLEO r~v|- (T~ J HOW t>OCH FOR- C/SN HUH? ®wr |g| - - ~ J KTt jtv,c. ,-C- <■l? j ABIE THE AGENT. Suft-cer N\N T>AtV$X J kMVSHcR 2; (Vt COKMbIG A, Ccu£R‘ | PR'FNDVN *ViT> SoCIAfcAC. E A i Y\Sj€ A vSoU) K 'TIME \UUCM \ £ * couu> Qe< m ii vXSSZSSZi jwwww mw. mm f HOW DO THEY DO IT? I 5F. T ' 5 -( IN the , —j VOGR meet of ~ \ \Hto ft . I r-> —-—L i : ! ! a \f / / I^ — - — '■ —— ■- h. . L;!*- ~^ INDIANA DAILY TIMES, TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1920. UndeAM) A Columa Conducted Under Di rection of Dr. Rupert Blud of U. / S. Public Health Service. Uncle Sam, M. D., will answer, either in this column or by mail, questions of general interest relating ouly to hygiene, sanitation ;md the prevention of disease. It will be-Tinposslble for bim to answer questions of a purely personal nature, ot to prescribe for Individual diseases. Ad dress : INFORMVfION EDITOR, U. S. Public Health Service, WASHINGTON, D. C —> u SAFEGUARDING MARRIAGE. Nine states have adopted- far reaching legislation, which prohlblis persons get ting married who are affected with a venereal disease* The states are Wis consin, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Vermont, Michigan and Texas. Tn some of the states certifi cates from physicians are required before a marriage license can be issued. , Almost without exception this wo|[k is a result of the campaign being conducted by the United States nubile health serv ice, in co-operation with state boards of health, for the eradication of venereal diseases. Publication -of statistics show ing the alarming number of blind chil dren, still births, sterile marriages and other disastrous effects of venerally dis eased persons marrying has awakened lawmakers to the necessity of control and preventive legislation. ANSWERS. Q —Kindly advise me, if possible, in matters relating to my pregnancy. Is there any reason why I should have faint ing attacks, sometimes ou the street in the open air? A—Despite the fact that' pregnacy Is a normal condition, It often results in se rious derangements, especially of the kid neys. It Is possible that the fainting at tacks re referable to the kidneys. Send your name and address to Public Health Service, Washington, D. 0., for several helpful pamphlets dealing with maternity and baby care. Q —ls cnstlle soap good for the hair, and yolk of egg good for dandruff? A-—Castile soap Is an excellent prepara tion to use foT washing the hnlr. There Is no special virtue In the use of yolk of egg for dandruff. In the latter condition, j however, massage of the scalp Is often i of value. rfcfEfiD !HESEBq:?ks] Merrle England mush have been a gloriouß place to live in, back in the lime when there were knights and kings and outlaws. So think the children these days wbeu they read the delightful sto rles about them. “The Island Story," by Marshall, Is the story which tells bow the people of Britain grew to be a great people, ti!> the little green island set In the lonely sea wa* no longger large enough to con tain them all. “Jim Davis,” by Mansfield, Is the story of the Devonshire coast and smugglers, 100 years ago. “Men of Iron," by Pyle, Is a great fa vorite. Here are recorded the doughty deeds of one Myles Faiworth, sometime square-at-arms of the carl of MackwortU. and created knight of the bath by the grace of bis majesty, King Henry the Fourth of England. “Slowcoach,” by Lucas, tells bow sevc n Jolly children travel In a wondorrullv fitted out caravan mysteriously sent to them by “X.” “How T'na and Dan Met Puck,” the last of the fairies, and from his llpe heard stories of the brave days of old, when “England was not any common earth,” Is told Kipling in “Puck ot Pook’s Hill," by Kipling. In merry England 1n the times of old there lived within the green glades of Sherwood forest a famous outlaw whose name was Robin Hood, attended by aeven score yeoman who helped him'in bis adventures. ’Tis told In “The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood,” by Pyle •• .i- ; . .*./■■■ . , .. r•• •: • AFTER INVENTORY RED TAG SALE AN ADDITIONAL 25% SLASHED OFF ALREADY REDUCED PRICES ■JTmB iWTVimß4>ixriitTlW v ly’f * 'A* V? * HgKf w *. L 1 V irvliW WmSSSmm mtkmmUm ... ■pUiIiHPH glilllß mmmmmmmßßHßßßflß i CKir4 Accounts WMism entrance Through Oj | q Je vdlr\j ' as, - J. "jB Jm Shop, on most W TakaElavator Lonvemcnt WOMEN'S UPSTAIRS APPAREL SHOP p °P cri Urms 43 SOUTH ILLINOIS STREET , fegftjflg tijl^SQ WHERE HERBERT HOOVER STANDS The unique personal boom which has beeu started in the east for Herbert Hoover for tho presidency on either the republican, democratic or an Independent tb-ket has aroused greater Interest In naiinnal politics than any movement to date in the present campaign. All over the United States, voters, j both male and female, are asking con | corning the affiliations of Mr. Hoover, bis altitude toward the presidency and I the possibilities of bis nomination on j one or the other of the established par j lies’ ticket. An answer to these questions is put forth by Harry B. Hunt, staff writer of tlip Newspaper Enterprise association, as follows: v Hoover is not actively a candidate, but i will stand for election on a progressive, human platform if such Is brought for ward by any party and Hoover's leader, j ship demanded. He does not. wish to run as a repub li an under tho present machine organl | /.ation of that party or on any platform > that may reasonably be expected from j that party under its present control. Neither wdil he accept the democratic i nomination unless a forward-looking, Jtb i oral, human platform Is evolved which tie believes can wiu the approval of the rnnk And file or voters Irrespective of former political affiliations. While not seeking the formation of any third party, or now furthering nny division in the ranks of the two <Jor||l nnnt old parties, Hoover would accepv the leadership of such a third party on u program of his own choosing if the platforms and policies of the republicans and democrats deal In the same old Is sues, with the same old platitudes, that have marked them in the past. “There Is no doubt," Hoover told me, j “but that there Is tremendous dlssatls- i faction with both the old parties, both ‘ in their present leadership and In their policies. "There is anew spirit stirring 1n the average man, new hopes, new desires and ncy- ambitious both for himself and for bis country. “But In the present control of the re publican ang democratic parties Be sees no hope for advancement. Both arc talking Uo same old policies, the same old platforms of capital and labor, high and low tariff, patriotism and American ism all In broad generalities. "Neither party is advancing any defi nite, concrete program that promises to meet the hopes and desires and needs of the average man. The old machines., the old organisations, are still in control. The old, narrow political Ideals still dominate, PEOPLE CASTING FOR RIGHT MAN. “The result Is that the people—the rank and file of voters In both parties— are casting about for some man outside HE’LL DISCOVER SOMETHING THAT’S NOT IN THE LEASE. 'tbe circle of organization leaders, on whom they can unite and In whom they see hope for a more modern, progressive, human leadership. “Just now I am catching the result of that storm. That, however, I believe, is only a passing phase. The storm it self, though, it. not a passing one. The area of disturbance Is too great, the el- Motion Picture Houses Total 57 in Hoosier Capital You can enjoy yourself while you work in Indianapolis. Indian apolis has fifty-seven motion pic* ture houses and five play houses. The best theatrical and moving picture attractions are shown. The larger/houses are the Shubert Murat, English’s, Keith’s, Circle, Colonial, Lyric and Rialto. Three very large amusement houses will be built in Indianapolis this year. —One of a series of articles pre pared for The Times by the con vention board of the Advertising Club of Indianapolis. ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER. BUT THIS IS A DIFFERENT MATTER. ements involved too powerful. The re suit. I believe, will be that unless th( two old parties set out of the ruts it which they are now moving it Is inev itable that the progressive elements in both of them will unite behind some new leader. And I believe it to be wholly within the possibilities that, if the old pnrties pursue their present course, with their present narrow outlook, anew ; :‘y might emerge which, on a platform of some twenty-five or thirty planks cov ering the fundamental noeds and aspira tions of the American people today, could sweep the country. “The trouble with both republicans and democrats —with both Roosevelt and Wilson—is that they have tried to im pose policies and programs from the top. They have tried to superimpose their own views and theories on the country. What America must have is a program spring from the ground, from human fundamentals. Nothing else will meet the nation's needs or satisfy her people'* desires.” THEY'LL HAVE TO SWALLOW HIS STAND. From which it may be deduced that Hoover is uot seriously fishing in either democratic or republican pond. He will not bait his hook to suit the ap petites of thos.: In either puddle. If they want him to pull them out, they will have to swallow what he bimsef chooses to put on the hook. Either party can have Hoover as Its candidate If it will nominate him on a platform that h* believes is based on the fundamental, down-to-the-sotl needs and desires of the people. Neither can get him on any i other terms.