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M. KLISHKB protests that Russia will not be a dumping ground for
agitators from America. The same right back to you, old chap.
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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 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
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
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
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
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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 :
U. S. Public Health Service,
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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.
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
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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
"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
“The result Is that the people—the
rank and file of voters In both parties—
are casting about for some man outside
'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.
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'*
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.

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