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Jtiifiatra Uaihs Uimts INDIANAPOLIS, IND. Daily Except Sunday, 25-29 South Meridian Street. Telephones—Main 3500, New 28-351 MEMBER OF AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS. Advertising Office# —Chicago, New York, Boston, Detroit, G. Logan Payne Cos. Entered as second-class matter at the postofflce at Indianapolis, Ind.. under the act of March 3, 1879. Subscription Rates —By carrier, Indianapolis, 10c per week; elsewhere, 12c. By mail, 50c a month, $1.25 forAhree months, $2.50 for six months, or $5.00 a year. BUT HOW can the board of 'works get its bluff across if the street car company is going to talk back that way? THE STRENGTH of a man is frequently shown by the lies they tell about him. What a power President Wilson is! WHO IS this man McAdoo, that the mere mention of his name causes such a stampede among the republican and “near-democratic” editors? THE MORE PROMISES the governor makes t cm his tour of explana tion the more dissatisfaction there will be when he fails to carry them out. THE REPUBLICANS of Indiana were able to shake off the "favorite son” boom for Goodrich. Are the democrats of the state less independent? AND NOW the Indianapolis News wants A. C. Sallee replaced as dem ocratic state chairman. What’s the matter. Dick, can’t you control him, either? " v AFTER FOUR YEARS the supreme court is to hear arguments in that Denny Bush case. Meanwhile the race horse pools are still being openly sold in Indianapolis. Republicans Fighting McAdoo A noticeable demonstration of the fear of W. G. McAdoo which per meates the camp of the republicans of Indiana as well as every other state, is th£ alacrity with which the republican controlled press of Indiana is seizing on every possible peg with which to hang a story that McAdoo will not be a candidate for the presidency. - McAdoo issued a statement in New York in which he declared that he preferred to see the delegates at San Francisco uninstructed and in which he declined personally to take part in preferential primaries. Im mediately the republican papers and the "near-democratic” papers of Indiana that have recently fallen into the hands of the organization se lected parts of the statement to support such headlines as "McAdoo Announces That He Is Not a Candidate,” "McAdoo Will Not Bea Can didate,” “McAdoo Refuses to Bea Candidate,” etc. Thereafter the Indianapolis News prints a laudatory article about Thomas Marshall, and the Indianapolis Star uses eight-column headlines to attempt to show that Marshall is a candidate and must have Indiana's support. Taking the cue from this “spontaneous outburst” of republican enthusiasm for Marshall, which was prompted wholly by fear of McAdoo, other of republican controlled papers in Indiana that masquerade as “dem ocratic,” have since been industriously trying to belittle the McAdoo senti ment in Indiana. There should be no differences between the friends of Vice President Marshall and the friends of William G. McAdoo in Indiana. Both men are democrats and as such are fully capable of taking care of themselves with out the assistance of the republican party. Neither will openly assert a candidacy for the noinination at San Francisco. Neither can consistently interfere with what efforts are made by the- democratic voters to express their preferences for the presidency. In fact, about the only difference between the two men relative to the above primaries in Indiana is that the republicans are desperately afraid William G. McAdoo will be the choice of the democratic convention for president, and they very much prefer Marshall. The reason for their fear and their choice is apparent. They realize that McAdoo can be elected. For that reason, if for no other, they prefer to see Marshall nominated. Another and very potent reason for the republican preference in In diana for Marshall is that he numbers among his friends the so-called democrats who have been conducting the affairs of their party in Indiana sq that the republicans have been very successful in controlling tne state. The McAdoo sentiment in Indiana does not spring from the job holders or from the mahogany desks about which the bipartisan politicians of this state have been gathering to select candidates. It is distinctly a move ment from the wage earners and the real democrats of Indiana. Its success means that the petty politicians who have always awaited the “word” from their bosses before putting the party on record for or against any one will no longer have that privilege. The continuation of the bipartisan control of the democjpatic party in Indiana which was built up during the years when the Indianapolis News was directing democrats in accordance with the wishes of its owner, the late Charles Warren Fairbanks, depends now on the ability of the News and the republican organization in Indiana to continue manipulation through the tools it has always been able to utilize. No republican can influence William G. McAdoo’s supporters to do that which is contrary to the welfare of the democratic party. That is why the republican press finds it so necessary to telittle them. It Is interesting now to note the attempt to make it appear that the bipartisan effort to force Indiana democrats to indorse Mr. Marshall for the presidency did not start until after the McAdoo supporters announced their intentions to crystallize the sentiment in Indiana. Asa matter of fact James Fry, the Marshall appointee, had arranged for the circulation of Marshall petitions in Indiana long before The Times announced its support of McAdoo and these petitions were actually circu lated at Newcastle on Mr. Fry's request several weeks ago. The apathy with which they were received was one of the factors that entered into the determination of this newspaper to support Mr. McAdoo. The dec laration of Mr. Marshall here on Dec. 22 that "he would not enter a presi dential primary even if he was assured of the nomination,” was another. The republican directed effort to make Mr. Marshall “back into” the Indiana primaries can have but one effect in Indiana. Mr. McAdoo’s friends must insist on his name going oh the preferential ballot and then the real derar crats of Indiana must decide whether they will select the candidate or will continue to allow the bipartisan politicians to make the selection under the careful guidance of the republican leaders of Indiana. We do not fear, but rather welcome, the outcome on this issue. Cabinet Changes Twenty-five different men sat in the cabinet of Theodore Roosevelt during the time he w T as president of the United States Sixteen different men have served with Wilson so far in his incumbency. Yet the republican press is trying desperately to make it appear that Wilson has established a record for cabinet changes. The more the people of the United States study the villification and abuse which is being heaped on President Wilson the more apparent be comes the injustice of it. Writing in the Saturday Blade, Chicago, W. D. Boyce says of the resignation of Lansing: There is nothing to worry the country in the fact that Secretary of State Lansing is out of the cabinet or that other members have quit President Wilson’s official family and still others may do so. It is but a repetition of history for the last forty years. Whenever a president is nearing the end of his second term it is but natural that there should be upheavals. Each cabinet officer has the busy political bee buzzing in his bonnet. He Knows when the president’s term is ended he will be out of a job and he is looking for another. And particularly he is wondering if he wouldn’t be the ideal man to succeed his chief. In such responsible positions as the cabinet it is natural that there should be differences of opinion, that the heads of departments and the president should clash once in a while, that the cabinet officer toward the end of his incumbency should get a little stubborn and offish. This feeling is, of course, added to by the suggestions of friends and admirers that this particular cabinet officer would make a good president Every member of President Wil son’s official family has been set up by his friends as good presidential timber. Most of the booms have been short-lived because a cabinet mem ber can not get out and work for the nomination without violating the conventions. Lansing probably has no idea of running for president, but his resignation is the natural result of the restlessness which marks the end of the second term of a president. Neither the administration nor the country is going to suffer because he or any other man quits. There nevef was a bookkeeper or clerk -so good that he couldn’t bo replaced by one (equally good when he left. Review of the Week in Indiana Politics —lndiana Publicity Bureau— For the first time in this campaign democratic politics began this week to transcend the furore of republican ac tivities In Indiana. The attention of the voters was di rected to the democratic camp by the presentation of William Gibbs McAdoo as a candidate for president and of Thomas Taggart as a candidate for sena tor. In neither Instance was there ar, announcement by the men themselves of any Intention of seeking the nomination. However, this was offset by the un qualified declaration of The Indiana Daily Timek that neither of these mjji would refuse to become candidates at the call of Indiana democrats. The general impression In Indianapolis was that the newspaper did not give this assurance without being fully Informed in the premises. Following the Introduction of these names Into democratic affairs a meeting i was held at Huntington at which more ! than the necessary 500 names were ob tained to Insure the placing of McAdoo j on the primary ballot and plans were discussed for furthering the McAdoo ! boom. In the meantime, renewed impetus was given the circulation of petitions on be half of Thomas Taggart, which had al ready been started and which has now become almost state-wtde. Mr. McAdoo issued a statement tn New York In which he said he preferred unlnstrueted delegates at the San Fran cisco convention and urged that the party | make a fight for principles rather than for men. He asserted in the statement, howpver, that he regarded It as the "im perative duty of any man to accept a : nomination that came to him unsolicited.” The supporters of Mr. McAdoo In both Indiana and at his old home In Georgia declined to be disturbed by this state ment and continued efforts on his be half, apparently with the understanding that they would not he disappointed as to his reception of them. As the McAdoo boom gathered way. 1 James F. Fry, collector of customs at Indianapolis, and an appointee, of Thomas Marshall, launched a movement to put [ the vtre president’s name on the primary ballot as Indiana's choice for president. The republican press generally seized on the effort for ihe ptfrpose of discour aging the Me\dco movement and the vice president got more than his customs ry amount ts from republican sou rcea. The “Marshall-tor-President” boomers announced their intention of placing Marshall’s name on the primary ballot and the McAdoo supporters reiterated tbelr Intention of doing the same. The general Impression here was that the ■two names would go on the primary hal lot and there would be a showdown in the party largely between the old-time sup porter# of Marshall and a younger el eifient that It ts admitted is for a more vigorous conduct of the affairs of the party than has been general for several yea rs. Older politicians expressed the be lief that #ucb a fight In Indiana would have an excellent effort on the party, .as It would <lo much to offset the general apathy that has been produced by the_ republican propaganda to the effect 'that “the democrats have no chance.’’ While the democrat# were gettinc on their harness in preparation for a pros pective fight, the republicans wert* be moaning the action of Gov. Goodrich in declaring ttint a vote for the republican state ticket next fall must be an Indorse ment of his administration. Renirdleau candidates for governor were generally seeking the storm cellar to allow (he 111 advised noise created by Goodrich’* ’’defei se tour” to subside The general unseemly scramble of the republican candidates for the president continued without abatement. Wood Is continuing to get the moat support In the press, but Senator Harding of Ohio Is doing the most quiet’ organization work and Gov. Lowden of Illinois is preparing for a whirl wind finish that his friends declare will make hint tiie lender In a preferential fight that will probably resuit In a delegation to Chicago made tip of Senator Watson’s friends who wilt not be pledged to any, one. Considerable Interest has been aroused in the report that Will Ilayg. national BRINGING UP FATHER. it.a thf rtMf> ' r—~. Ats’ -me T art P H r n °>d' LI father - when t By<olly- i’ll i—L nT? F - CT / \ U nicht- A'■„ -J WCHCNOtKH I TAKE THE PAHO-J IT?*!* 1 7^-/ft f\ A ' l ' \' / y © ISO INTT FlATUftl StKVICf, tHC. , ' jl 1 —f ref ABIE THE AGENT. r ''IOUR 1 f\ci, h BET -VOF Ymiftc qrxxsft To Thyr Imig 'IT NO • "TVtV? ATfTlA'v'i ) SuT-tvSt i KNOW wv\Ki ->= eo• You fcfcNY THdsa J- ~- = t'SFOfrKAKTVou AVfo f QM (&, VM ; STORES,WHKTS f ( VOOWWuv. J l ' _ — —"uNKINOi ABOVTf U ON 11-1 H ST- AKJt> PVT IfeYHE SAME \ — S' --=- sp= X. ZZ HOW DO THEY DO IT? "0. BoHK ExPSRT STIVTiSTCiAH 1 THbT S CTREfU' Mtv/S- j 10/ Sft'jS PP'CES fiRE OH LECbtIE- T?oEßtt> y r 1 JL ~*o// INDIANA DAILY TIMES, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1920. A-Makin £ife &asy for Maw Oh I guess if I put in the rest of my days a-trying* my best to make Things easy for Maw I’d be doin’ but half what I should do for her sake; For she spent weary hours when I was a babe, a-carin’ an’ watchin’ o’er me, She gave me a love that was richer than gold, I must pay right back, y’ see. When I crossed the pond to join in the fight an’ I had to kiss Maw good-bye, I made up my mind if I ever got back I’d somehow really try To do what I could in the biggest way to fill her life with cheer An’ to keep the smiles a-shinin’ on her wrinkled face so dear. An’ it seems as I look forward now it’s a man's job for me to do; She gave me her best that I might grow into a man, strong aid true, An’ now as the Lord spared me from the Hun, and brought me back home a man It’s up to me, make life easy for Maw, to care for her all I can. chairman, Is getting up the pin# to grab the nomtt atlon out of .1 deadlock at Chi cago. This report is gaining credence with every publication of a long, laudatory article which it is declared Hays is sup plying to newspapers that will use it.— Indiana Publicity Bureau. UncleMtD A Column Conducted Under Di rection of Dr. Rupert Blue of U. S. Public Health Service. Uncle Sam. M. D,' will answer, either tn this column or by mall, questions of general Interest relating only to hygiene, sanitation and the prevention of disease. It will be impossible for him to answer questions of a purely personal nature, or to prescribe for Individual diseases. Ad and ress: INFORMATION EDITOR, U. S. Public Health Service, WASHINGTON, D. C. TIIF. HI MAN EStiINBEK. A high labor turnover has brought many Industrial accident# In Its wake, and. with an Increasing sense of r*|>pon siblllty. stales have passed law# requir ing that these be taken care of. Com pensation lavra have greatly Increased the demand for the industrial physlelan and the man of medical training has thus been calted Into rloser association with Industry than ever before. A eomparatlrely new field haa been opened to the medical profession, and some few of its members have been quick to grasp the opportunity and to see the possibilities that the Industrial field holds In #tor<* for them. Compared to the large number who have taken their work us a matter of course, men of vision have been few. but those few have placed an Indelible stamp upon Industrial medi cine and have formed a solid basis upon which this special branch of medical practice will be built. ' Unlike most other medkal specialties, this one Is roofed In the principles of preventive medicine, a# It has to do with keeping the worker well. To this new specialty, uaually termed “Industrial Medicine,” we prefer to gtve another name, one that more clearly de fines the real scope and possibilities of what the work offers, the name of ’ Ha man Engineering.” The field activity of this work is limit less, it has been estimated that among the 40.000,000 industrial workers In the United States there are 2.000,000 lost-time accidents yearly, entailing a loss of time of more than one day eaeh. Os this num ber there are 750 000 workers who hub tain a disability of more than four weeks’ duration. About 22.000 workers are killed, and from 15.000 to 18.000 more suffer permanent disability. This loss U estimated to be more than 18,000,000 man days per year, or the working time of over 00.000 persons. Each industrial worker ts sick on the average of eight days per year, which amounts to the time lost of over 1,000.000 working people , for one year. The loss in wages is over $1,000,000,000 per year, to say pothlng of j the Idas In production, the coat of niedi- I cal attention, and the cost to the com munity of the permanently disable 1 : worker# that cease to be self-supporting. ANSWERED. Q. I believe I have syphilis. Can you tell me what to do? I am unable to pay for treatment by a private phyalelan. A. If you will send tne your name and address, I will send you a circular en titled, “Important Confidential Informs Hon,” which wilt give you some very helpful suggestions If this circular does not give you the information you desire, write to the atate board of health, ad dressing your letter to the chief, division of venereal diseases. How Hayes Halss Publicity! The Pictorial Review recently printed an Interview with Will H. Hays, much touted chairman of the republican party. The Interview itself contained nothing that baa not been heralded throughout the whole of Indiana by the republican press time and time ago. Hut the de scrlptlon es the Interview as told by the Interviewer Is extraordinary. It Is so very, very candid that It stands In marked contrast to the usual careful way tn which Mr. Hav# handle* h!m#e!f. It read#: • "Can’t we get off in a room somewhere SO that you can talk to me as If I were homo folk*’,” I pleaded. “Won’t you talk to me for the women of Pictorial Review the way you do to those Indiana people, who, when they elevated you to leadership, put your whole family up with you?” “About five seconds later the chairman and I were alone In his private office where the oti'y touch with the outside world Were the private wires leading about everywhere Here the destines of the republican party have been, are being and will be molded.” THE CONSTITUTION AS A PLATFORM Editor The Times—l am a dally reader of your paper and have thought with much Interest on the suggestions for the democratic party by Mr. Risk and others, and I, if acceptable to you, would like to offer a platform and a few sug gestions. First, I wish to show that mankind in general, while not hogs, act like hogs toward eaeh other and both must be restrained, or they will destroy them selves. Hogs, by fences, men by law. In the fall of the year when pasturage is get ting short, the farmer who Is not pre ps red for properly feeding his hogs, dumps bushels of corn into the general feed lot and then It Is a scramble by the whole herd for whatever they can get Individually of these dumpings. The strongest, quickest and trickiest gat the most corn. Could they vote it is not likely they, the growing stronger, would ever vote to change this mode of feeding. The farmer knows this plan of feeding is wasteful and would soon destroy the younger part of his herd. They, being the weaker, daily become less able to compete with their stronger companions and he hustles to protect each kind or class with laws (fences! and each day he makes It his business to see these fences are In force. If one of them has been broken down, undermined or climbed by some hoggish hog, he does not wait a year to educate him to be a good hog and observe his fence laws, but he sends his sheriff (dog) to grab and hold him by the ears until he can get him by •he legs and yank him back into his proper plncc. I(e means business. Does business today Saves junketing commis sions, saves party haggling for position, saves corn for those who need it, and are law abiding. So much for the four-legged hog. Our government, on account of unex pected war, was compelled to dump into our human feed lot, billions of dollars and at once a scramble began for dollars and it continues to date. Reason, jus tlce or law, seem to have been abandoned. Those best prepared, tbe strongest, quickest and trickiest, of course, are hog ging the most dollars and growfng stronger. The weak soon discovered they were not getting their share of the dumpings, and on account of this feels when law and order come, if ever, they would be only throwouts (culls* and only those who could survive the winter f fol lowing cattle) could In time have a chance for the good things of life. They mused, they resolved. That, since their protection by law was no longer ob served they, to sustain life, keep even and If opportunity came their way to be the greatest hog of all hogs. Could you blame them when so far as they could see, they could retain tbelr holdings onh by being a stronger bog or bogs, than these pitted against them? Our govern ment had to have laborers and bid up already advancing prices, and this put up prices of all labor which. In turn, gave reason for advancing price# on everything produced by labor, and away went prices Hkyward. Cost of any article has noth lng to do with price. It 1s whatever can be gotten for It and Infamous schemes are gotten up to raako the article a greater necessity. Above 1 have hinted only of how con dittons are today, and I fully believe only fenelng ilaw enforcement) at once can save this nation from ruin. Today our law enforcement Is a f.trce. Our big fellows compromise on it and trade on 11. It must be enforced on all alike. No quibbling today the law is a terror or barrier only to th- petty thief. A poor devil who has at tjotn*- a wife and children hungry, steals a chteken. In a day lie is In jail, in a week Is in the |ien, while a corporation who fixes its own buying prices, also its selling prices, selects Its Inspectors, hires whatever Is necessary for Its success, law or no law snd realizes a net profit annually of roil lions of dollars, can stay on! of jail for —T am an old man and don't know how long. Make all abide by the law and there will be no high cost of living. There will be no unrest, when every man can feel he has hla just rights or. in other word*, hi* right right# are not encroached upon by others, big nr little. When a man steals my coal, makes love to my wife, makes me sell my hogs ami labor at a forced price, makes me buy my ne cessities at exorbitant prices, I am mad, and if it is continued to the breaking point without recourse, I am going to rebel. So, to save the herd, my first suggestion is, flgld enforcement of our laws on all alike and at once. No dilly dallying, no postponements not absolute ly necesavy, etc., etc. Next I would sug gest that every applicant for an office be required to file an affidavit before his election that he realizes that' he is to be a servant of t’.e whole people, that his time belongs - the whole people. That while ho remains In office he will In no way, by word or act, try to further the individual interests of any person, corporation or party. That he will not In any way avoid any law on our statute book, but will, to the utmost of his ability, endeavor to enforce them to tbe letter. , That be will, at every opportunity, vote to make the penalty of every law transgression so severe that no sane man would risk the violation of one for profit. That he realizes there can bp no liberty except under law. That lie be lieves in a majority rule, obtained by an untrammeled vote, on any question after a reasonable debate. That he be lieves organization of voters on any ques tion is meant to get advantage, etc. My platform Is: Since all men sre born free and equal, are endowed with the right of life, lib erty and the pursuit of happiness In his own way. so long as it does not intrude upon others, possessing these same rights. Putting It In fewer words. Our constitution. L. a HOG. The Wolves of Washington Editor The Times—l have read with profound satisfaction the editorial, “The Wolves of Washington," published in your istssue of Feb. 18. Permit me to congratulate you, Mr. Editor, as being one of those cham pions of constitutional democracy who doe* jiot take his tip from the pirated of reaction and calumny, who in their desperation ''for an issue stoop to rob the gutter of Its stench or the marplot his trade. “Wolves," yes. wolves Indeed, who have sat at the-door of the whltehouse, so to speak, licking their chops as they await the news, that has no* come to date, tbe news of the passing of the world's foremost citizen, Mr. Wilson. And yet, my dear editor, 1 can not refrain a criticism of your most logical edi torial. since instead of dubbing those assassins of character “wolves.” the word “vulture, - ’ It seems to me. would perhaps be more in keeping with their species. For, since the regrettable day the president was stricken, I have sat watching, in my mind's eye, the black flock setting on their roosts on capltol hill, doing nothing, looking with sore eyes down the avenue toward the wbite hoipe anxiously waiting “the day” when they can spread their vermin wing* to take flight. To offer their regrets? No. but to tear the flesh from the bones of the emaciated body lest the dead might return again, even a* he did when he politely ejected the ananla* of the state department. Pretty commentary. Is It not? When men will stoop to engage In the cheap diatribe? of the exploiters at the expense of their country, nhb’h. goes to prove the oft repeated statement that tbe re publican party Is long, very long on politician*, but short on statesmanship. So far have they carried their venom of personal hate of the president that they have almost destroyed the great glory and honor our nation and the thousands of heroic youths won on the battle field of France. In their mad raving they seem determined to tear out the most remarkable page of achieve ment that has ever been written Into our volumes of American history. In their Infamous attacks, belittling the aehlevementa of the army and navy, they have insulted the heroism and devotion of every young man that served in either branch, ns well as made ridiculous the sacrifires of the brave fathers and 'moth ers that sent them forth to battle “to make the world safe for democracy.” And you will pardon in". Mr. Editor, when 1 enter herein my personal Indig nation, at what I am pleased to call the viles phase of treason. Since destroying DAUGHTER, YOU SOLVED A PROBLEM! ABIE THINKS IT NOW, ANYWAY. ANYWAY THERE WAS A DROP. the achievements of the nation, destroy ing those works of accomplishment upon which the nation stands, is bullded, is nothing more than striking from under the republic the foundation upon which It is erected. And it Is becoming mlgjggil disgusting to many of us to see glory, reward, merit and heroism Uttled and rendered impotent by a poljH giot of political henchmen who wouin drench this nation in blood to get trol. * Again I congratulate you and insist that it is high time that real blooded Americanism begins to assert itself. BERNARD BOBBS SHIVELY. Marion, Ind. Here the ReaderJ Says His Say 1 hits a loose nail. mM?' Editor, Tbe Times-! notice editorial page 0 f Feb. 13 ,_f ■s. hoot Terms in Indiana,” w-hldMlll at least one of the loose na.Ts oSM , ead .\ T Just how man y “ore there t! to hit I can not say, only there are too some” BUt U promptß me t 0 “ h °U<* In the fall of 1917 our township trustees ere Instructed to furnish tr&nsporta lon for the high school pupils where n„c e ssary. So we paid out quite a nice , of m ° ney ov tbe State for this purpose. Now a “high up” tells us it ig unconst.tutional, and tho'se wagons ia now- idle and, in many cases, shed J® i* being paid for thec , , nJ n „„ ,tjg school pupbs are left to get to the best way they can or stay at tJWL'i ' u ,’f y thero are other than short*® t < übles in our school system of tooH? are , ' llv,ng ln 8 faa * Hge” ■ fast that our children are graduate! th f gra<3ea when Quite young, an! their education hardly begun, and tel! them to go to high school. Yes, if they* can get there. Some of them living six t Ut a “ d mauy Parents have no f. th , ey can drive and are not flaau cially able t o pay board and room or hire transportation for them. Without ™V XP .s ri# I JCe U 18 hard *>r one to realize the hardships a child has, going to school under such conditions, especial ly girls. This condition Is responsible for many of the rural families moving to the cities, £ ****■ children never attending high Give our children more real education in onr common or grade schools then promote them and support them to high i *ohool. and not turn a mere child out of the “grades” to get to high school, ln some cases six miles away, the best way they can or stay at home. Many choose the latter as it Is about the only tiring they can do. What say you? ALFRED SPURGEON. Route l, Mlchlgantown, Ind. WELL, WHT NOT? Editor The Times—lt’s no wonder peo-1 pb- shudder and become panicky and sometimes sick when the everlasting sub ject for discussion is flu, flu. flu! It seems like a crime against good ethics for newspapers and doctora to be con tinually dinging this thing before the mind of a sensitive public—a public un acquainted with the specific facte and the pathology of disease. Granting this epidemic were half as bad as reported it would be better to ex ercise prudence in the advertisement. Any character of sore throat or ordi nary coryza is at once labelled flu in all its fury! The writer does not object to intelli gent precautionary measures to curtail the unnecessary spread of some contagi ous disease: however, there seems tenable ground lor objecting to “dubbing” the whole category of sore throats and colds, flu. Retter use the printer’s ink in urg ing people to rivet the attention and mind tipon something pleasant, whole some and useful—why not glorify health and happiness rather than sickness and misery. We believe the best doctors will agre% there is something depressing and hurt ful ln such gloomy reports of flu—even exaggerated flu! Why not eliminate those sensational publications to the world—an already disturbed, suffering, bleeding public? C. GENULIN, Reader.