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Jn&iatta Jlailq alimcs INDIANAPOLIS, IND. Dally 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, Q. Logan Payne Cos. jta&eoctj as second-class matter at the postofflce at Indianapolis, Ind., under the act of March 3, 1879. Subscription Kates—3y carrier, Indianapolis, 10c per week; elsewhere, 12c. By mail, 50c a month, $1.25 for three months, $2.50 for six months, or $5.00 a year. GOODRICH’S JOB this week will beta force the republican com mittee to “indorse his administration.” TOOTING the whistle on the street flusher that sometimes operates in Indianapolis may attract considerable attention, but it doesn’t clean the streets. One flusher doesn’t make a clean city. Mr. Sallee's determination to treat the women of Indiana as voters is not only logical but necessary. They propose to take a part in restoring the government of the state to the home and there is no way to pre vent them. INDIANA RANKS THIRD in the productipn of hogs and seventeenth in the standing of its scAools. The state tax board controls school ex penditures, but republican centralization has not yet undertaken to estab lish a board to regulate investments in hogs. Unwarranted Presumption Both Mr. Marshall and Mr. McAdoo are contending that whoever is nominated at the San Fransico convention should be the choice of the peo ple of the United States, on whom the nominee will have to depend for election. There is certainly no dispute over the proposition that it is the inaliena ble right of the democratic voters to nominate their choice for the presidency. > In Indiana the statutes attempt to provide a method by which the voters of the party may give expression to their choice. These three things being true, it certainly comes with poor grace for any one to undertake to declare that a movement on the part of the democratic voters to express their choice for president at the primary is an attempt to disrupt the democratic party. Yet that is just what some of the politicians of this state, who have had undisputed sway over the selection of candidates for so long that they believe such selections their prerogative, are attempting to say about the McAdoo movement. This contention falls by its own weight and is not worthy of attention except as it shows the smug self-complacency with which the bipartisan politi cians view their own attempts to speak for the democrats of Indiana. William G. McAdoo has no occasion to fear the results of a convention that is assembled without instructions at San Francisco. The very logic of his position, his personal capability and availability will make him the choice of the democratic party for president if that convention is permitted to assemble without instructions foisted on the delegates by the politicians Mr. McAdoo has declared that he will not personally enter a primary contest. Mr. Marshall has made the same declaration, but it is now quali fied by the assertion that he will not interfere with any effort on the part of his friends to pledge Indiana's delegation to him. Mr. Marshall's friends, who are attempting to pledge the Indiana dele gation to Marshall, certainly have no ground for complaint if they meet with opposition from the friends of Mr. McAdoo. . McAdoo's supporters in Indiana have just as much right to test the McAdoo strength in the state as Marshall’s friends in Indiana have to attempt to pledge the Indiana delegation to Marshall. The Times believes that the majority of Indiana democrats prefer Mc- Adoo to any other candidate. It believes that this preference should be respected, regardless of any "state pride” or other influences than the real desires of the voters. The Indiana delegation can not be instructed for Marshall or any other candidate without the assumption that the instructions represent the senti ment of the democratic voters of the states. There will have to be something more tangible on which to base an assumption o? preference than the declaration of a bunch of politicians in Indiana. Enough Is Enough Right now the people of the United States ought to serve notice upon pone-too-impressionable congress that enough is enough! The census man has been around, and pretty soon the government will discover that there are a lot more people in the various states When congress finds that out, it will remember that the constitution provides that the basis of representation in the house of representatives is the census. It may discever a way to add a lot more jawsmiths to an already overcrowded representative assembly. This will cost more for salaries and mileage, flood the mails with a lot piore speeches, increase the white paper shortage and generally add to the notorious inefficiency of congress. After the 1910 census the membership of the house was increased by forty-four. Virtually this number has been added every ten years since 1870. There’s no need for it, and no sense In it. Simply increase the size of the constituencies slightly and the nation can do very nicely without additional representatives. The house is already much too big. It has to be batted around by an aggressive chief executive in order to get it to do anything at all, except send government seeds to constituents and draw its pay. The more representatives of the type we now have the less busi ness. No more are wanted! Save Them Sixteen thousand mothers and 250,000 babies die every year because the protection of maternity and infancy is not recognized by the state as a principle of government. That is the conclusion reached by Miss Anne Martin,' who is urging the public to help save a great majority of these through Insistence on the passage of senate bill No. 3259 and house bill No. 10925, offering the aid of the national government to any state that will join it in infant and maternal welfare work. Miss Martin says that infant mortality rates are higher here than in leading foreign countries. Os the dying quarter of a million one-half pass on within six weeks of their birth, “due directly to the poor condition and neglect of the mother, before, during and after the birth of the child — nearly all the deaths of mothers are preventable.” In other countries the methods differ, but the principle for saving is to relieve the mother of financial worry, and to provide for rest and care previous to and after the birth of the child. The “stinger” that might arouse the nation is contained in this state ment by Miss Martin: “Our government spent more than $47,000,000 last year to prevent losses of cattle, crops and hogs; it spent just $47,000,000 less to prevent the loss of mothers and babies.” Street Cars and Dividends It is rather unfortunate that the letter of the street car company set ting out its inability to buy more cars for Indianapolis service should be followed immediately by the announcement that the Indianapolis Street "Railway Company has declared its regular quarterly dividend on the pre ferred stock. The impression might thereby be created that a company which has money with which to declare dividends has money with which to fulfill 4ts obligations to furnish street cars. Os course, the stockholders of the company will argue that they are entitled to returns on their investment. They will adgue that the divi dend on the preferred stock is In reality Interest on a debt and as such an interest charge must be met before any capital outlay is made. These yirguments, however, will not be convincing to a large part of the citizens jot Indianaapolis who have been led, largely through the efforts of the present controlling interests in the company, to believe that too many divi dends and too few- cars have brought the street car company to ita pres ent condition of inefficiency. Whether this is true or not, its effect is the same. The reading public is Informed one day that the company has no money with which to buy cars and the next day it is told that a quarterly dividend has been de clared. To the layman the two are difficult of reconciliation. GOODRICHISM STATE ISSUE Gov. Goodrich has completed his speak ing tour of the state in defense of Ms administration. The tour has resulted in 1. Making it necessary for the re publican nominee for governor either to approve or repudiate tlie Goodrich administration. Z. Calling attention to the fact that there was a necessity for explanations so strong as to force the governor to place himself In the worst possible light by admitting the fact. 8. I.ringing again before the voters of Indiana the shortcomings of the Goodrich regime. 4. Proving conclusively that the Goodrich administration is not popular. The outstanding feature of the entire speaking campaign was the fact that the governor announced in his speeches that he spoke for the republican party and that as spokesman for the party he de manded a vote of confidence in his ad ministration as a vote of confidence in his party. In other words, the speaking tour re vealed that Gov. Goodrich is still head of the party in Indiana, despite any denials on the part of the numerous republicans who wish he were not, and that the party must go into the campaign with him as a head regardless of whether the nominee approves of such an arrangement. If the republican nominee, whoever he may be, does not approve the Goodrich administration he will repudiate his party, according to the attitude* of the head of that administration. NOT OPINION OF GOVERNOR ONLY. It is very evident that this is not a personal opinion of the governor, hut that it is an attitude sanctioned h.v the republican state central committee. The governor was accompanied on Ms tour of the state by Frederick E. Sehorte meier. secretary of the committee, .'lllll his speeches were arranged by the com mittee, and made under the auspices of the committee. In this connection it might he well to review the attitudes thus far dis played by the four candidates in the contest for the republican nomination In order to determine whether It will be necessary because of their convictions to repudiate the Goodrich administra tion. and hence the party. Edward Toner of Anderson, who ap pears to be an also ran in the race for the nomination at this time, is the only candidate who has unqualifiedly ap proved (he Goodrich administration. Statehouse employes, state officials, and close friends of the governor are assist ing in his campaign. The fact that he is making little headway ts apparently due to the fact that he has expressed his confidence in the Goodrich adminis tration. James W. Fesler has said nothing and Is expected to continue to say nothing, until It becomes necessary for him either to “repudiate or approve my adminis tration and the republican party." Warren T. McCray of Kentland has voiced miid vpposition to the Goodrich Idea of centralization and can hardly be depended 00 for a vote of confidence. Edgar D. Bush is openly and strenn ously opposing the Goodrich ndmlni* tration. GOVERNOR HIMSELF FAH-A.MOI NT ISSI E. Thus the governor ha on ri.s speak tng tour mad" himself the paramount Issue in the "ampalgn and has made It necessary for the republicans In th" state to nominate Bush, approve Good, richism, vote the democratic ticket or not to vote at* all. The second result of the speaking tour, the catling attention so the Cut that thpre was some necessity for es pianation on the part of tie* governor, has done much to prevent tlmt vote of confidence which he is demanding The governor explained that he was giving an account of his stewardship. In t"rv speech he repeatedly spoke of criticism of his administration and attempted to answer thla criticism. He made It *o psrent that the acts of his ndtninist-a tlon could nos speak for themselves, hut that it was necessary to gloss Hirrr over and “explain" repeatedly. This I.* an unusual proceeding on the part of a chief executive, because a* a rul" when the acts of an administration are fion BRINGING UP FATHER. - JIGGS PUTS IT OVER THIS TIME. I'M bORE. HE won 11111 MONEx LA.VT „ SBb&B &EEN THROUGH I OOT EARLY Of*.HE'LL. II I N I NtAHT PLAXINC, if* ’ M.U Hi*. CLOTMC*b Ja Be: after NF roe , - lift j - HE'S SOUND I I WHE j'bSZm CAR FARE.! ' 11 '* g> 19,0 o, l.n 1.0 ABIE THE AGENT. ABIE WA S RESPONSIBLE FOR 50 PER CENT. OF THE TALK. yrryy TylHuoi- Y -‘ ~ '-Y ~ r '-—.^-Ez: TftAJcSYbo ,£2222* soms-fcmM) SSS&W —■siSSmStA—-nUkowtl ML c/LMsZ PO THEV DO IT? ANYWAY, HE TOLD BUMP WHERE IT IVAS. ■Rnv We <Xot to u tR- ER- (ihcm— I gosh- I JUST Bou&Hr I ’ ' I YoOR Cftß OUST TURNED\ -HoV "E>o “THEY -RoH oner. TO \ on .-JEii; i IT yesterday— Hope r tfftXT hN -A OVER— VOO'u. FIND IT DOWN 'L— —fT>o IT ! , I iw J j j 5 ui ..no, ■ — j i r INDIANA DAILY TIMES, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23,1920. est and above board the public can easily understand this to be a fact. In his speeches also the governor suc ceeded in recalling ail of the shortcom ings of his administration, some of which might otherwise have been forgotten. He forcefully called attention, by his re peated attempted explanations, to the shortcomings of the tax law and to the failures of the tax board in its admin istration; to his wholesale releaseof prisoners from penal institutions which has never before been equaled by an l Indiana governor; to the use of prlson ! ers in a mine owned by a company which gave him stock “for services”; to the | centralization of power in the governor's ; office through abolishing offices and com bining others; to the mismanagement of J the construction of roads by the highway commission; to the remodeling of the statehouse on a cost plus basis which was objected to by the board of accounts. ENTHUSIASM LACKING AT MOST OF MEETINGS. There was very little enthusiasm at any of the meetings. At no meeting was ; there a large audience and empty seats I were the rule rather than the exception. | The speaking tour begnu at Evansville i and with it the governor started his program of playing the southern part of the state against the northern part, of telling the southern taxpayers bow 1 they will benefit at the expense of those in the north. On the second day of bis tour the governor visited Oannelton and Tell City, where the meetings were characterized i as ” and where the audl ! ences were interested only in learning I whether a state road would be con- PRINCIPLES. NOT MEN in these days when men are scramb ling for the presidency through the methods with which men formerly waged a campaign for township trus tee. it ts a relief to read such a letter as that of William G. McAdoo to tbs people of the town of his nativity re questing them not to enter his name •* the state primary. His hope, horeiu expressed, that the convention at San Francisco will not be a machine-run af fair with a cut and dried program, and delegates tied hand and foot .by in structions but a great “democratic oen ferenoe where the inmost freedom of action should prevail and where the mo tive of high service alone should con trol.” As be says the presidency during the next four years will not be a small position that any politician can bold with credit to himself or with benefit to the country. If the democratic party is to remain a potential force and not dwindle pathetically into nothingness as did the whigs It must stand for definite programs and principles reaching out to the solution of the great problems of the age After all the big thing at Han Franclaeo is the definition of pur pose That decided upon, the pext big thing Is the selection of n candidate who measures up to the program Mr McAdoo makes It clear that h is not engaging In a scramble for a nomination, but that no man can or sill >'fue a presidentlal nomination If summons'll to it by men holding the same views of governmental policies. In the democratic flsht tbu* far there has been manifested but little dlsposl tloit on the part of men mentioned for tlie nomination to enter primaries for the purpose of getting Instructed dele gations Gov. Cox of Ohio has refused permission to the circulation of pell Hons in Indiana, and the only petition now In circulation Is being circulated without the consent of Mr Marshall, who recently declared that he would not permit If. Since then he has expressed a desire to go as a delegate to the na tional convention. The Interests of the principles for which the democratic party stands arc nf paramount Importance. Compared with these, the ambitions of men are ns nought And the more the party thinks of principles and programs and the less of men during the next few < months the better It will be. — Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette. strueted through their county. Here the governor characterized the concrete roads of the highway administration as the best in the country and promised that engineers of the highway commission would arrive in the county in the spring. He did not explain that there engineers will be maintenance men who will plan for repairs on the present road rather than the construction of a hard 'surface road. The governor's pardon record came in for considerable explanation at Ft. Wayne, where he admitted that his Ad ministration had granted pardons _nnd paroles in indefinite numbers. He ad- ; mitted that he had released men froir. the state reformatory because of lack of space, but did not tell of ftbe mur derer whom he released from the state penitentiary to drive his automobile. At Logansport the governor attempted to explain the shortcomings of the tax law, basing his arguments on alleged shortcomings of previous administra tions. His second trip to the southern part, of the state—to Vincennes and New Al bany—was characteriied by his repeated demands for a vote of confidence and the coldness of bis reception at New Albany. At the windup of the tour at Kokomo the governor made another appeal for the tax law, quoting extensively the figures published by Carl Mote, “tax expert,” as having been “taken at ran dom” from the duplicate* of various Indiana cities and counties.—lndiana Publicity Bureau. BIPARTISAN EFFORT That the republican newspapers in In ! dianapoifs are now devoting large head ! lines to booming Vice President Marshall ; for the .presidency Is bound to strike j ‘he average citizen as a little more than peculiar. Mr. Marshall has said that he desires to attend the San Francisco con vention as a delegate from his borne state, and ail will unite in fulfilling bis desires in tlbs respect. He has repeat edly said that' he Is not a presidential candidate, and uuder no circumstances would he enter a primary campaign. On Dee. 22 In an interview in an Indian apolis paper the vice prealdent stated: "I am not a candidate for any office and do not propose to enter any primary for the presidency. I would not enter Into any preferential primary for president even with the assurance that I could get the nomination.” Despite the foregoing statement, we now find the two Indianapolis republican newspapers, the Rtsr and the News, squarely back of Marshall, co-operating bearily wtth Jim Fry, collector of cus toms of Indianapolis. There is not the slightest question but tile clever repub lican politicians in Indianapolis and ail over the state are going to lend every Influence In every county to assist any local man who will venture to circulate presidential petitions In behalf of Mr. Marshall. It would no, require a very Imaginative mind to arrive at the conclu sion that state and local republican money would be at the disposal of any propaganda In behalf of Mr. Marshall. And the man who will be guided by unscrupulous republican politicians will not vote the democratic ticket at the next election. That la not the way with bi partisan combinations. There fa no reflection In ail of this upon the very capable, admirable and excellent gentlemen. Mr. Marshall. He ha* our respect. He would make an ex -e'ient prealdent Wore this a genuine fforf to induce Mr. Marshall lo run sos the presidency, and were It backed by other than republicans, there would he the utmost patience with the proceeding. Rut republicans sre backing the game. The man who enters Into this republican scheme does not have the Interest of the . democratic party at heart. Would It not he perfectly Justifiable to question thst man’s democracy? A croaked republican scheme never works to the best Inter ests of the common people Republican I politicians do not want Mr. McAdoo'a I name for president on tha democratic Bargain Table ® E AUDITORIUM BATH ■ ■ . I 9 1 F1 1 W if .IS CAPE GLOVES, sizes SOAP OR JAP ROSE 8 ■ 4 1 5% to £4 40 SOAP, special, 95<f ■ 1 special dozen— ™iS $2.50 WHITE CAPE 0 0 306-312 E. Washington St., Just East of Courthouse. ?, 1 T OVES ’ sizes 5H to OC 81 DBT Store Closes Saturdays 6 p. m. cial... A Breath of Springtime in the NEW SUITS and FROCKS There is a subtle something that characterizes these new frocks and suits—a certain youth fulness of line and jauntiness f finish. They fairly exhale a springy freshness. And they promise a delightful becomingness to their wearers-to-be. The New Spring Suits and Frocks —Some in Softer Fabrics, Others in Natty Mannish Modes and Materials Delightfully adapted from the most attractive Parisian styles, in the /OyT Rev/ loose-coated hip-length effects and straight seam line models. Some with the novel new pleated skirts, others in smartly tailored suits frocks iM $24.50 to SBS $24.50 to $69 fUi ALL ALTERATIONS FREE. j I This means another saving of $2.00 to $5.00 jrU A Message Abput Separate Skirts This season the separate skirt is enjoying an unprecedented vogue. .V Some of the models in dressy skirts are modeled of serge, poplin, silk and other beautiful fabrics. The general line is not quite so Sizes for long and a little wider at the bottom than they have been wearing, Women trimmed with tucks, pleats and novelty pockets— Misses. Priced at $6.48 to $32.50 Also Stout Sizes. * , Yard Goods for Your Spring Sewing At 39c Yard NEW DRESS GINQHAM, assorted plaids, for women's and children's dresses; QQ a OJFV At 49c Yard SPRING GINGHAMS, 32 inches wide, new plaids and checks, fqr women and children's wear; a yard. ***' At 75c Yard DRESS GINGHAM, 32 inches wide, extra fine oualitv, all new plaids; a • At 69c Yard TISSUE GINGHAM. 32 inches wide, beautiful color combination plaids and checks; special value, a yard UeFV At 35c Yard CHEVIOT SHIRTING, 28 inches wide, assorted stripes for men's shirts, boys’ waists, also for women's and children's wear; 35C ticket. Mr. McAdoo I* honest; be would work In the Interest of •!! of the people, and not of Well street alone. So can you blame the unscrupulous republican pol iticians In Indiana for co operating In any vicious scheme to defeat Mr. Mc- Adoo; to create dissension within the ranks of the honest people who desire to vote for Mr. McAdoo for president? At $1.75 Yard FIBER SILK SHIRTING, 32 inches wide, new satin stripes, for men’s shirts and £4 PJ [" boys’ waists; a yard / V At $3.48 Yard NEW SILK FOULARD, 36 inches wide, beautiful patterns for spring wear; CQ /} Q a yard At $3.98 Yard CORTICELLI SATINS, yard wide, in navy, black, brown and beaver: extra heavy qual- dQ f\Q ity, for suits and dresses; a yard At 98c Yard FANCY NOVELTY VOILES, 40 inches wide, new spring designs on dark grounds, for women’s and misses' dresses and smocks: no a yard 990 At 49c Yard NOVELTY VOILES. 40 inches wide, assorted patterns on light and dark grounds; 49C But every honest man can condemn In severe terms Jim Fry,-and bis dirty game of co-operation wtth the republican press of the slate. It is an excellent time for the dem ocrats of Indiana to clean house. And one of the very best places to atart Is on such men ae Jim Fry and his bi partisan game. -Huntington Press. PROHIBITIOVISTS’ GREAT TASK. SYRACUSE, Feb. 23.—The state Tom mlttee of the prohibition party at a meet ing here adopted a resolution setting forth that the next great task of tht party 1s to place before the people a solu tion of the economic problems of ihe day thnt is truly American In Its spirit and form.