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Jnirtatm ilailij ©race 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 Pa.vne Cos. Sintered second-class matter at the postofflce at Indianapolis, Ind., under the act of March 8, 1879. Subscription Hates— By carrier, Indianapolis, 10/ per week; elsewhere, 12c. By mail, 50c a month, $1.25 for three months, $2.50 for six months, or $5.00 a year. FAINT PRAISE indeed is the assertion that somebody is worth his weight in gold. STOLEN SILK SHIRTS were valued at sl2 apiece. It is the fellow who buys sl2 shirts who is kicking hardest on the high cost of living. ANARCHY'S CURE lies in schools, says a headline. And Indiana is near the bottom of the list of states in respect to educational opportunities. IT IS REPORTED that a Los Angeles judge says jazz music isn't a nuisance. More likely he said that jazz nuisance isn’t music. ENGLAND AND ITALY have resumed commercial relations with the Russians, but not with the reds. How are they going to make the dis tinction? GOV. GOODRICH has granted clemency to seven more prisoners. It appears that he held up a number of paroles until after he had expressed pride in his pardon and parole record. Gagging the Legislature Is the Indiana general assembly to be called in special session next month for the purpose of benefiting the people of or simply for the purpose of getting the republican administration out of a hole? If the assembly is to be called for the benefit of the state as a whole and not simply for the benefit of a few blunderers in the statehouse, why pot permit it to go ahead and act in the interests of the people without the instructions of the republican state committee, the various candidates and a few administration leaders? The members of the legislature are the representatives of the people. They were elected for the purpose of representing the people and they are bound by their oaths of office to do th|s very thing to the best of their respective abilities. The members of he republican state committee are not the representatives of the people. The candidates for office are not repre sentatives of the people and probably never will be. The members of the administration are supposed to represent the people, but they are supposed to represent them merely in an executive capacity. They are supposed to carry out the instructions of the legislature. They are not supposed to give the legislature instructions. Gov. Goodrich proposes that the state committee, the various candi dates and himself shall outline a program to which he proposes the legis lature shall agree. He has called the candidates into the conference because he has made It necessary, by his repeated request for a vote of confidence in the November election, and his repeated implication that be is the republican party, for them to stand for election on the program of ( his administration. The special session will be called upon to correct the mistakes of the administration and an effort will be made to clear its record. The candidates will be asked to assist in clearing the record which they must eventually approve. That is what the money of the taxpayers of Indiana Is to be spent for. Goodness knows Indiana needs a special session of the legislature, but why not permit the assembly to represent the people when It convenes? Why demand that the members violate their oaths of office in order to clear the skirts of the republican organization? If this is the only reason for the special from the activities of the governor it appears to be —why shouldn’t the republican state com mittee pay the expenses? The party is to be benefited, not the taxpayers. Accomplishments The body of Rear Admiral Peas*- has been laid to rest in the cemetery at Arlington, beside those of some of America's greatest heroes. Admiral Peary was honored the world over as the first to reach the north pole. In a way Admiral Peary w-as a great man. He set hi 6 heart on a cer tain goal and, despite obstacles, which to others were unsurmountable, he accomplished his purpose. In this he was a great man and for this the world honors him. But the world is somewhat inclined to popularize the spectacular rather than the practical. Peary’s accomplishment appealed to the imagina tion and therefore he became a popular hero. But what did he accomplish? Thk discovery of the north pole can hardly be considered of any practical value to the world. Peary accomplished nothing for mankind. The accomplishment of the task to which he gave his life did not advance the progress of the world, j The man who discovers anew serum will relieve, to a little extent, the suffering of humanity; the man who succeeds in isolating a disease germ; the man who succeeds in making some improvement in transportation or in communication have acomplished more than did Peary, but many of them are almost unknown because their accomplishments do not appeal to the popular imagination. This world really is a funny proposition Good Roads The people of Indiana want good roads and they are willing to tax themselves to the limit to obtain them. There would not be enough opposl tion to merit consideration to a special road tax in Indiana if the taxpayers had any assurances that the road they would obtain for their money would be here five years from today. But the people of Indiana have learned a costly lesson from the Goodrich appointed highway commission. They have learned that expendi tures of millions do not always produce good roads. They have learned that it is not always safe to write blank checks for men who come into office with many promises and no intentions of fulfilling them. The last eighteen months have proved to the people of Indiana that they can not afford to grant unlimited power to any one man in the govern ment of the state. Money for good roads in Indiana depends on the ability of those who seek it to prove that money obtained will bring good roads. A check must be devised on the methods of expenditure. When such a check is devised and made apparent, there will be no question of the adoption of revenue-raising measures. As Mr. H. E. Breed, a road engineer of reputation, says, in the Engineering News-Record: “A road is not the possession of one village or of one boss, it belongs to the whole country and should be built for the welfare of the whole country, regardless of local rivalries. Every weak link threatens the entire chain of communication and checks the flow of economical trans portation. The tables show that there is rarely a sound economical reason for building cheap, impermanent types of pavement.” Mental Acrobatics It requires a mental acrobat of the highest order to keep up with the lightning changes of the Indianapolis Star in its presentation of McAdoo for president “news.” On Feb. 20, the Star’s Washington correspondent, Everett C. Watkins, solemnly assured its readers that there was a feeling in Washington that McAdoo would not enter the presidential race. Yesterday the Star quotes David Lawrence, another of its “special writers,” as follows; “Mr. McAdoo, to conclude, is a candidate. He will not seek the job himself. Others will try strenuously to do it for him.” By the time Mr. McAdoo is nominated at San Francisco the Star will be in a position to declare that one or the other of its “special writers” was the original McAdoo discoverer. In the meanwhile the obligations of the republican newspaper to its party will have been discharged through its effort to interfere in demo cratic politics, and the renegade democrats who take their cue from the pronouncements of the republican newspapers will have beenVreatly en couraged by the alleged "newß” from Washington. ' V i MARSHALL’S POSITION Vice President Marshall announced re ’ently that he desired to go to the San Francisco convention as a delegate front his home state, at the same time stating that the Indiana delegation should go uninstructed. Iluviug no longer ago than late last December stated specifically that he would not be a presidential candidate, it is a little difficult to understand the present position of the vice president, or possibly his lieutenants in Indiana who are now working in hearty sympathy with the republican press of the state. Mr. Marshall has a perfect right to request that he go to the national.con vention as a delegate, but he assumes en tirely too much authority when lie says the delegation must go uninstructed. One week after Indiana friends of McAdoo declared for him, the vice president in, tlmates that he will become a party to a crooked republican scheme, and In or der to combat an instructed delegation will permit his lieutenants to file bis name In the primary. If the crooked republican politicians hoped by such a move to prevent the filing of McAdoo pe titions let us all sincerely trust they are sadly mistaken. By all means the name of William G. McAdoo should go on the Indiana presidential preference ballot, and if Marshall desires also to cnGr. let the voters turn out and defeat him by a vote so overwhelming that there can bo no room for speculation over the result. The whole plot surrounding the circula tion of Marshall petitions is of republican origin. Os all things the republicans do not want William G. McAdoo ns a presidential candidate, and getlng back of weak democrats to boost Marshall Is one plan whereby It is hoped to keep his name off the ballot. We have always admired Mr. Mar shall. He has made good in every posi tion he has accepted. But if he is t per mit himself to be made the tool for crooked, unscrupulous and and 'honest politicians in Indiana, then it Is high time he be given a severe beating at the polls. On such a test he would not receive the vote of one honest democrat In the entire state. If Marshall Is not a presidential candidate —and he says he is not—then why should be object if the name of another is placed on the primary ballot in this state? Wo do not care to entrust the Indiana delegation to the dictation of Mr. Marshall to do with as he stes fit. and especially t this true when we note that the crooked republican press is back of the game to circulate his petition in this state. The democracy of Indiana can certainly make its own choice for presidential nominee, without the interference of republican dictation, end possibly republican money If Mr. Marshall refuses to be guided by common sense, then let blm enter the prlmarv. And should he enter the prL tnarv It would then become the duty of every democrat to register by vofs his protest to republican Interference The democracy of Indiana will not stand for a crooked bl partisan machine Hunt tngton Tress. Repudiating Its Own A cauned cartoon sent nut by the re publican national committee boars this caption: “Let us stop the orgy of waste, this perennial vacillation and curb the mount •ng taxes.” Weil, why don’t you? Not n dollar can be spent unless it is appropriated by congress. This congress Is republican in both branches. If there is any orgy of waste, it is the fault of this congress. Do the republicans of the nation ex pect to win a victory by repudiating the republican congress, just as the repub llcans of Indiana figure on winning hv repudiating Goodrich and Ills republican administration? Evansville Courier. TO THINK ABO I T Prof. W. F. Ogbttrn. member of the faculty of the Columbia university, ha? prepared an annual budget of exjienses for the average American family of dr* persons as a basis for an estimate of the cost of living. His compllnt'on showed that the a Torn ge family requires $22.214.171.124 a year for the support of iln American standard of reasonable health and com fort. BRINGING UP FATHER. <0 IN THE PARLOR \ IT’S F(JWNY 1 CAM’T CREAT HEAVFisZ lI j \ uror’A Ui—ULL. IT'S K VA3KOR* j / VOO* (cj 1.30 T 1........ IHC. ABIE THE AGENT. 'fcvj'Lv- T ?oscri\iEL,fvMS'ra* 1 iT 'rwptr s' — KV "rv\e FIAK A -l n DRvrry M wts CONAS ON V.orxl IPT'Tett OCUjO- V r\ f j FRYMAN 1 PUW THE £Oi ITS e*£Cfcfc" s# , / M &p?uyjb VtttA j ' /aSmwE. )\TJ fx ' ia ‘ 1 ■ Ivt isn't Nice M L. and yrgjk V More HOW DO THEY DO IT? \HoiY BiRD SURE hi GoSH- i WOULDN'T Do that ~r 1 l SHOULD SAY I WON'T!-! \ T HE STAR IS AFRAID I \ U ov V Tn q ] r^VMWTITSIb S° OO " *1 CsVa WWTCj- - S the EXTRft -HECm / _^Z3 IWC 1 WC) RK ” oß £|“ |I-bo IT? INDIANA DAILY TIMES, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1920. IkcleJhMD ißS£Z£X2sssaasmmßSßßmmmmmßaßszaMaß9 A Coluniu Conducted Under Di rection of Dr. Rupert Blue of U. B. Public Health Service. Lnele Sam, M. D., will answer, either In this column or by mall, questions ol 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 • dress: INFORMATION EDITOR, U. 8. Public Health Service, WASHINGTON. D. C. FAINTING. Fainting is a temporary loss of con sciousness duo to insufficient supply of blood to the brain. Persons may faint from exhaustion, weakness, hemorrhage, extreme heat, lack of air, or some emotional shock such as fear or the sight of blood. A feeling of weakness comer over the patient and black spots float before tbe eyeß ; The face becomes pale or green ish yellow, nnd the lips lose their natu ral color. Cold perspiration breaks out on the forehead, There Is a tendency to yawn; the pulse 1 * rapid and weak and the respirations are very shallow. Finally the patient sinks back in ids scat or falls to the ground uuconsciouo. When the beginning of the attack is felt or noticed it may be possible to check It by lowering the head between the knees. If in spite of this the symp toms continue, immediately place the patient flat on his back. When a couch or bench is available, lay the person on it with the head hanging over tbe end or side. The color of fthe face is n good Indicator of the blood supply of the brain. A pale face indicates a lack of blood In the brain. Lowering the head causes the blood to go to tlio brain by gravity. Asa general rule, in ail accidents, if ihe face Is pale, lower tii" head. If the face is red, raise the head on a pillow or coat. It Is Important that tho fainting per son should have plenty of fresh, cool air. This alone will ofteu bring re covery. Dashing cold water on face or chest Is useful. Smelling salts or a few drops of ammonia water on a band, kerchief held unde.r the nose at inter vals of a minute apart, until the patient has taken one breath, and fanning the face will assist In recovery, but ordi narily all that la required la a recum bent position with the head low. When the patient become* conscious give one half teaspoonful of aromatic spirits of ammonia In water, If available. Do not permit the person to get up or to at. tempt to walk until he or she Is fully recovered. If the patient doe* not be come conacioU' after a few minutes call i a doctor. The measure* described above are essentially first aid treatment. ANSWERED. Q. Some time ago I repeatedly had attack* of quinsy, and recently I have suffered severely from stiffnes* in th* joints. The doctor tells roe It la rheu matism. and was caused by the pus ol tin* quinsy being driven Into my lego. Will vaccines help me? I am not get ting well. A. It is very difficult to give you much helpful advice regarding the stiff ness in your leg. Should this lie due to infection with pua bacteria from quinsy or sore throat. It Is Just possible that treatment with vacclnea might tie of benefit. On the nlhe- hand, a large number of case* of *•• failed rheumatic trouble are not amenable to vaccine treatment. !n fact, some of the case* progress, that I*. get worse, despite ;| Unit Is done. Q. I have what the doctor* call "dry catarrh" of the nose. Have suffered for years nnd spent lot* of money on various supposed catarrh cure* 1 cer tainly will lie thankful for any infor mation you can give roe. A The term "catarrh" 1* applied to n large number of different conditions, due to various causes, and some of very obscure origin. In some case* excel lent rcu!t are obtained by compart lively slight operations on the nose. Tbe dry form of catarrh, which you describe, represent*, however, a form which re sponds very little to treatment Asa rule, nil that ran be done Is to prevent the formation of crust* and scabs, and so relieve the disagreeable odor which ehese give rise to. It Is foolish in such cases to waste time on so-called ca tarrh cures. Here the Reader Says His Say “A FINE LAYOUT." Editor The Times—Your editorial ‘‘Wolves of Washington" and Bernard Bobbs Shively’s comment on same was right off the griddle but I don’t see wby the skunks who do the work are not named Instead of generalizing. If Hsrrry New and .Tim Watson arc moral or po litical crooks, wby not say so? Every one knows that New has developed into nothing' but a little tattler. Wjasn’t he at the bottom of the controversy between Attorney General Palmer and Senator Frellughuysen? Didn’t he throw n monkey wreicn Into the bl-partisan con ference over the peace treaty by ped dling stories? And what Is the ex-paid lobblcst doing? What's Senator Moser doing? Has Fall ever had that secret meeting with Villa yet? Lodge is busy ; thinking up some new scheme to worry ; the president and Knox and Penrose aro trying to tally up the number of pro-German votes they have made; old man LaKollette is getting up anew roll call to cover up his own record and Sherman is emitting a lot of rot he won’t even own a generation hence. Fine layout isn’t it to be barking at the president’s heels? WILSON AND LINCOLN. Editor The Times —I note the policy of The Times iu regard to the political situation at the present time, and it has my hearty approval. The republicans have a great deal to say about the watchful waiting policy of President Wilson, but they forget that President Lincoln had a watchful wait ing policy the first months of his admin istration and took no steps to put down the rebellion until they fired upon Ft. Sumpter. J. F. AOSVED. HIGHWAY TAXES Gov. James P. Goodrich announces that when he calls his second extra session | of the legislature he will have It provide 1 a tax levy of 20 mills on tbe dollar for j the’use of the state highway commission. 1 He also says that he anticipates no op i position to this tax because "the good roads shibboleth is growing all over the ! state." ! If we mistake not the public sentiment |in Indiana, Gov. Goodrich's program is 1 going to meet considerable opposition. Tlie opposition will not be based on op position to good road*, but a demand for them. ludisntans generally have e o ine to a realization that Jim Goodrich's commis sion Is not lnlcrested In good roads, but \ In spending good road* money where it will do the most good for the political am bitions of Jtm Goodrich and his friends. Before the people of this state consent to providing L. H Wright and hi* com mission with enough mouey to rave all the highways of Indiana they will insist on some guarantee that the mosey will ibe invested in good roads; not touring 'car* and certainly not in the cement con , crete apologies which the commission is now Bcatterlug on the "skip top" plan in the state, The sentiment for good road* in Indians is a* wide spread as the disgust with Goodrlchism. Because the people of Indiana do want pond road* they will oppose levying u great tax on the people In order to per mit a Goodrich commission to squander the proceeds Laporte Daily Argus. SONGS The music of the “Star Hpangied Banner" is that of an old English drink ing song titled "To Anacreon in Heaven." The tunc was probably written by Dr, Samuel Arnold about 1770. Francis Scott Key, author of tbe words, chose the music for hi* verse which was com posed while he was detained with the British fleet in Chesapeake bay during the bombardment of Es. McHenry in 1814. "Hail Columbia” reverses the usual ■iimfl-rw EHMHBaHHHMHHMMIIMI THEN , STORE j f “Smiling Through” Worth - While I Specials A Sketch from Our Busy . Vn silk gloves Shirt Department guede Uned colors, gray or New Spring Shirts are now Splendid quality ready for your inspection— gloves. Special, per pleasing patterns—good pair styles—wide assortment for O your selection. Priced from *** , UNION SUITS if Drop seat, medium W'> Th 1 If weight. Special, per a| ' jLj $2.11 3 for $6.25 order in that music was written before the words The music was that of a march In Washington s honor composed in 17when be was inaugurated as first president. Joseph llopkinson wrote the versus In 179S for a patriotic theatrical performance. The music was composed by a German named Roth of Philadelphia. “Maryland. My Maryland" uses the music of an old German student song, ‘O, Tnnnenbaum.’’ This song had two *et of verse*, and was sung during the Civil war. both north and south; the soiitliern version was by James Ryder Randall. “Dixie" was by Dan Emmett; it was ‘WHY?’ - sung at Dan Bryant’s minstrel show in New York In lsV>; composed by a north erner and first sung In the north. The ‘'Rattle Hymn of the Republic," has had a lot of false ‘‘history’’ woven THEN ABIE WILL FEEL HE HAS DONE HIS DUTY. NOBODY CHEERS THE POOR ‘ *JiiXTJ&A. TWHY?’ about It. The music was first a Sun day school hymn sung in South Carolina about 1556. Later it appeared ir Methodist hymnals as "Say Brother* Will Vou Meet I’ll” A LITTLE TOO LATE, MAGGIE!