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Jnitfatra DailQ (Mines INDIANAPOLIS, IND. Dally Except Sunday, 25-29 South Meridian Street. Telephones—Main 3600, New 28-351 MEMBER OF AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS. Advertising Offices—Chicago, New York, Boston, Deytdt, G. Logan Payne Co.^ Entered as second-class matter at the postofflce at Indianapolis, Ind., under the act of March 3, 1579. . Subscription, Rates —By carrier, Indianapolis, 10c per week; elsewhere, 12c. A ..I .i.- ....... .... —. By mall, 50c a month. $1.25 for three months, $2.50 for six months, or $5.00 a year. PARDON ME, governor, says Howard Cert as he prepares to evade that life sentence as an habitual criminal. UNDER WHAT particular statue does a medical college lay claim to dogs from the Indianapolis pound, anyhow? NO MAN ever won a presidential nomination by permitting his “friends” to inject his name Into state primaries indiscriminately, MR. FEICK commanded a great deal more respect from Indiana dem ocrats by his withdrawal of his name from the senatorial race tharujils friends created by entering him. INDIANA ICE DEALERS held a session in this city, and conferred with Mr. Wyckoff. Said session and said conference promise to cost the con sumer not more than 5 cents more a hundred. MR. HAYS may not be a candidate for the republican nomination for president, but “he is taking mighty good care to let nothing be said that would prevent him from accepting the nomination. NOT EVERY MAYOR of Indianapolis has been able to afford a SIO,OOO hog. Nor has every sanitary district in Indiana been able to purchase a SIO,OOO garbage plant for $175,000. SENATOR NEW opposes the confirmation of Colby’s appointment as secretary of state, thereby showing the world that there was nothing wrong with the president when he appointed Colby. M cAdoo Not in Primary The failure of the supporters of William G. McAdoo to file a petition to place his name on the democratic primary ballot in Indiana will be a distinct disappointment to thousands of admirers of the former secretary of the treasury who had hoped they would have the opportunity to show their preference for him, even at the cost of being accused of lack of pride in the vice president. There were several reasons why the petition was not filed. The most binding reason, was that Mr. McAdoo had requested his friends not to enter him in thjb primary owing to his aversion to being re garded as a seeker for the presidency and his repeated declaration that he believed the San Francisco 'convention should be composed of "untram meled delegates” free to vote in the best interests of the party and the country. Another reason was afforded by the eleventh-hour and unauthorized injection of the name of Gov. Edwards of New Jersey Into the primaries. If Edwards permits himself to remain in the race, the Indiana delegation must be an instructed one. McAdoo supporters never regarded Edwards as a more desirable candidate than Marshall and between the two there is little doubt that Indiana would prefer Marshall. The addition of Mr. McAdoo to the list would have resulted in a three-way struggle In the state that would have of no benefit to any one and might have resulted in real danger to the party. \ The McAdoo supporters preferred to rely on the undoubted integrity of Vice President Marshall’s declarations to avoid a pledged delegation. They would have welcomed a friendly contest with Mr. Marshall for the purpose of ascertaining the relative strength of the two men In the state, but they were too loyal to their state and their party to enter their favorit% in a contest that might result in a pledged delegation such as neither Mr. McAdoo nor Mr. Marshall desires. The McAdoo movement for president is too widespread to be checked by failure to take advantage of the primary laws of Indiana. It Is a move ment on the part of the people for the nomination of a presidential candi date by the people. Fair play is a fundamental. Fear of an opponent is wholly absent. It is becoming more and more apparent every day that McAdoo sentiment will be overwhelming at the San Francisco convention and the McAdoo followers in Indiana are certain that the sentiment In this Btate will be so strong before the convention that It will be expressed at San Francisco without the necessity of instructions to delegates. Let's Forget It Mr. James K. Risk's treatment of editorial comment on his entrance into the race for the democratic nomination for governor is novel, but it is not without merit. Mr. Risk invites criticism but insists that he should have the right to answer the critics and in one case at least he does so vigorously. Care should be taken by both Mr. Risk and his readers that his attack on “machine methods’’ not be construed as attacks on the present state committee of the democratic party. We do not believe that Mr. Risk in tends his remarks so to apply, and we are unable to find anything that will support such an application. In fact, if criticism of the state committee under A. C. Bailee’s direc tion is permissible at all, it could better be based on the theory that the committee has not taken sufficient of a hand" in the contests between candidates than that it has taken too much of a hand. We agree with Mr. Risk that in times gone by there has been too much machine domination in the politics of Indiana democrats. Were it not 60, we believe the repub licans would not now be holding so many offices. But we are also of the opinion that the democrats of Indiana have learned a lesson, that the greater part of the democratic voters will ris</ in wrath against any more “back room agreements,” and that there are no leaders or others in the party who do not today realize that success can only be obtained by relegating such methods to the past. In the meanwhile, the less of the late unpleasantnesses w'e recall and the more we look into the future, the better it will be for democracy. Grabbing Fees In the course of human events it may be reasonably presumed that even the most hardened political bosses will awaken to the fact that the citizens of any community can be driven to extreme measures by re peated trespasses on their individual rights. Indeed, it is not unreasonable to eventually the people of Marion county will refuse to sanc tion the pleasant little, pastime that the county treasurer is indulging in for the purpose of increasing his office revenue. Marion county people have had a rather hard time the last year. In additios-lo the legitimate expenses caused by the Increased cost of living they have been asked to pay Jim Goodrich and his associates $175,000 for a gafbage plant that was ’'worth less than $10,000,” according to the esti mate of one of its owners. Then along came the assessors and insisted upon listing their holdings at unheard of high assessments for taxation. Next the state tax board added to the joys of the season by a few horizontal Increases in the already preposterous assessments. Now Ralph Lemcke insists on grabbing unearned fees in his collec tion of .taxes .which unfortunate citizens have permitted to go delinquent. The laws of Indiana provide a penalty for delinquency in taxpaying. The penalty is severe enough to make delinquency unprofitable. It is neither necessary nor just for the treasurer to add to this burden by claim ing fees that are not legal or earned. Warning against the practice has been Issued by the state board of accounts and still the practice con uinues, .„ • Eventually it will cause sufficient resentment to make it popular for someone to insist on the enforcement of the law against the claiming of illegal fees by a treasurer. The statute provides a way by which a citizen may bring this matter to the attention of the court. la. there no man in Marion county with faith enough in the court to give ira chance to function in behalf of the poor man who must not only bay the statutory but an unauthorized penalty for tax delinquency? Pay Employes First Louis F. Carnefix, chairman of the city welfare committee of the common coun cil, has received the following letter from a business man of Indianapolis ex pressing his views relative to contem plated legislation before the council touching on the program of the Jewett administration: “I am Informed through the columns of your paper that the board of safety claims that it Is impossible to increase the salary of the policemen and firemen. “It is truly an unfortunate condition if the board of safety can spend $300,000 on the city department store, better known as the “city market,” and can motorize the fire department, which is making all fires and getting there on time, yet is tumble to pay these men enough money to meet their actual living expenses. “When the policemen and firemen se lect this particular line of work for their chosen vocation the act itself Is evidence of their patriotism. They will give their lives if necessary for the protection of our citizens, and in appreciation of their patriotic duty we fail to compensate them with enough to meet the necessities of life, even through strict economy. “Every administration, no doubt, has a desire to lenfe a monument to refer back to in later years. Tom Taggart left Riverside park, Charles Bookwalter the city hall. .Joe Bell the flood protection levy, of we are all proud, but would it not be a monument just as great as these So have it said that through the reconstruction period we practiced strict economy and at the same time amply com pensated our servants, who have dedi cated their lives for the protection of ours? "As chairman of the city welfare com mittee, that has the salary ordinance un der consideration, I feel that you should call on the board of safety and tell It that if It Is utterly Impossible to pay the in crease in salary we should oppose the remodeling of the market, the motorizing of the fire department or of the expendi ture of any other large amounts of money until such time as we can properly com pensate onr employes for their work. “I do not wish to be known ns an ob structionist or in any manner stand In tbe way of the progress of our city, but am trying to look at this matter from a fair and impartial standpoint." McAdoo for President The Indiana Dally Times is devoting considerable attention to the candidacy of William G. McAdoo for president. Al though Mr. McAdoo has requested his friends In Georgia to refrain from placing his name on the primary ballot and has said that ho Is not a candidate. It seems there Is a general and growing sentiment in favor of him for the presidency. His friends In Georgia have construed Mr. ! McAdoo's statement that no man should refuse a nomination for the presidency, when nominated to mean that they have j a right to vpte for him for the nomina- 1 tlon If they believe he is the strongest and best candidate. We note in The Times the following from a Washington correspondent: “Mr. McAdoo is a candidate. lie won't ; seek the job himself. Others will try strenuously to do It for hijn." The “others” to whom this correspond ent referred constitute an organization that Is new to party politics. They are j men of all occupations, of all parts of ! the country amt frankly of all parties who have been Impressed not only with the ability of Mr. McAdoo to do a big Job well, but with the necessity of offer ing to the voters this year a man on whom all classes of people can unite. It Is a fact that In many different, parts of the United States there Is a strong feeling that the democratic parly c|n win with no else than McAdoo. There I is also a feeling that there Is going to ho a great deflection of the voters from both \ oM-llne parties unless McAdoo is the 1 democratic nominee. There Is much talk ! in some sections of breaking away from i the old parties. It almost always fades ! as soon a* McAdoo Is mentioned as a ; democratic possibility. His nomination I will do more to preserve the present ! party alignments than anything else that could happen this spring. McAdoo Is the candidate the representa tives of the masses of voters want to ■ BRINGING UP FATHER. ' VOORE COINO-O ’ ! IWT n BAD V IT I’VE COTTA VTAY ML 11 NOW IF YOU BEHAVE. WHAT CAN I " ' RKJHTIN THI-, MOUtE F.rsQUCH to IH-ITs a <ioc . - YOOR*bELF I'LL COMF **-*£>. I . 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If they do not get him they will show no interest in the candidates of either party, and there Is a large possi bility of this apathy being developed into a demand for a' new party, If not this fall, In two years from now. It is this great feeling of satisfaction with McAdoo as a prospective candidate for the presidency, that is keepihg alive activity in his behalf without organiza tions or artificial stimulation such as has been applied in republican ranks. ' McAdoo will have the largest following in the San Francisco convention, whether or not a single delegate Is pledged for ; him. And it is now very evident that he will perhaps win that following without an effort on his part. It wilL be a whole some demonstration of the high regard of she people of the country for the man who financed the war as secretary of the treasury and saved the allies by his transportation of food and ammunition as director of the railroads. The Tribune believes that the above Is a very comprehensive and truthful state ment of the situation. It is beyond ques tion that no nifin suggested for either the republican or democratic nomination, with the possible exception of Herbert G. Hoover, can at once command the support of organized labor and the busi ness men of the country to such an ex tent as Mr. McAdoo. No other candi date has been so prominently before the people for so long a period and made good In all that he has undertaken to the degree that McAdoo his. Not since the days of Ajbert Gallatin has the treasury department had such a capable head. Where among all the democrats who mightibe chosen at San Francisco is there one who offers the hope for success that goes with the name of Wllnam G. McAdoo?—Rockville Tribune. Concerning Mr. Bush Lieut. Gov. Bush has quit the race for governor in the republican primary. He recognizes the utter folly of any poor man—or any man of moderate financial means, running for governor In a re publican primary In Indiana. Such a man, however worthy and able, stands no more chance to win a nomination than a snowball in b—l. it costs big money to run for governor in a republican primary In this state. The 191 C contest between Goodrich and McCray proved this. This 1920 contest is no exception to the republican way of geuing a gupbernntorial nomination. Mr. Bush has the good sense to observe the conditions, and saves his farm. He re tires with the respect of the people—re gardless of party, lie- now escapes the grinding to death between the McCray and Fesler millionaire machines. It takes a bushel of money to run for governor in a republican primary in In diana. No man can perfect a 100 per cent precinct and county < rganizatinn for governor amongst republicans unless he pays for it. The Good rich-McCray con test in 1916 spoiled many workers. They are still spoiled, and very hungry. So Mr. Bush could not effect a winning or ganization and showed good sense in quitting.—Andersen Bulletin. Another Instance! W. p. Applegate, member of the eoun ty council, like other farmers, comes under the ban of Goodrich high taxes. He will pay more tax this year than he ever paid In his life before In a single year. Mr. Applegate Is now a full fledged resident of Anderson, but own* a farm containing .259 acres in Jackson tow n ship. last year he paid $273.54 tax on that farm. Under Goodrichtsm he will pay $314.(17 tat on tbe same farm this year. This Is exclusive of increased tax on other property that Mr. Applegate will pay, which will bring his tax contribtt tion this year up to approximately S6OO. —Anderaon Bulletin. CHURCHES 700 TEAKS OLD. Some of the wooden churches In Nor way are fully 700 years old, and are still In an excellent state of preserva tion. Their timbers hare successfully resisted the frosty and almost arctic winters because they have been repeat edly coated with tar. RISK PRESENTS HIS PLATFORM (Continued I-'rom Page . • T\ of the construction of gov ernment constructed trunk line high ways, with a view of eventually building these trunk line roads twenty miles apart, east and iwest, north *and south, across the United States, except in cross ing the mountains, and there the moun tain construction should be at suchi distance -apart as to be both practical and economical. “I believe the engineering department of the army and the bureau of stand ards, at Washington, should be the sole, judge of the materials to be used. I, also, -believe that the engineering de partment of the United States army should contour all streams and, where power development Is found to be prac tical, that the bridge construction should provide a dam that would develop what ever horse power is available, at this point, and the roadway should be above the dam. This power to be used by farming communities and municipalities, to the end that the whole people will obtain the largest benefits possible. “I believe the American soldiers would be willing and proud to f sist in this plan. The United States government could utilize much of the equipment it still owns and, in particular, the army trucks, in this system of road con struction. “The army could operate brick plants, cement plants, stone crushing plants, concrete mixers and the American sol dier will do his full part In the super vision and direction of this work. “Our present highway transportation equipment Is twenty-five years ahead of our road construction and, If the gov ernment Is going to do its full share In co-operating with the farmer itojnust as sist In giving him, every day in the year, roads. “The farmer must, In order to market his product profitably, be able to move It at a time when it Is properly rounded out and ready for sale. He must not be compelled to continue feeding his live stock through the bad weather periods and under unprofitable conditions, sim ply because goads lo pot permit him to deliver his product to the market. Therefore, I again say that It Is neces sary that the farmer must have roads that arq serviceable every day In the year. “This system of roads will bring, the producer of our foodstuffs and the con sumer much nearer together and I be lieve It will provide a better price for the farmer and enable the consumer to purchase the necessaries of life at a much lower price than now. I will dis cuss this proposition more fully as the opportunity affords. “The practical and economical distri bution of food product* from tbe farmer to the consumer Is extremely Important and must have the most thorough con sideration. FOR NEW DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HYGIENE. “I have contended for a number of years that we should have a department of state, known as health, hygiene and foods, carrying with It a cabinet port folio. "Our government. In a splendid wav. is doing a wonderful work through Us department of agrlcuhiri-e, Ita depart ment of labor, Its department of com merce and Ita Interior department In the development of tbe varied Industries of onr nation. „ “It Is a fine thing to conserve min eral lands, timber land* and the power possibilities our streams afford. It 1* a splendid thin? to reclaim twamp and arid land*, but I believe It Is Just as essential to conserve human beings and reclaim those that are affected by dis ease; therefore, I think a department, such as I bare suggested, will be prnc. tlcal and meet the general approval ot the people of our government “I am In favor of the adoption of the league of nations, with such reservations as will In no wise destroy the effective ness of Uie document. "Presld#ht Wilson's attitude on tbs league of cations has been unjustly criticised. I’restdent Wilson Is not In a position to discuss compromise* on tbe league of nations. He. with the al lied nations, reached an agreement on the peace treaty and the leagp* sf na tions and the agreement was accepted by the countries waging war against us. “The president is compelled to tako the position that he does. He can. In my opinion, only express approval or disapproval, of any changes made In the league of nations, after they are made. He- can, then, ask the consent of the allies to the change, or he can state, when the senate has finally acted, that this action provides the best that can lie obtained and he, then, can decide, after advising with the allies, what be desires to do. “I am in favor of the democratic party expressing clearly its approval of the present national prohibition law and -will pledge to the federal authorities an hon est co-operation in the enforcement of the law. WHAT INDIANA VOTERS SHOULD DEAL WITH. “I am of the opinion that the Indiana voters are greatly interested at this time in questions affecting their state govern ment and I desire to call attention to what I think are the important matters that should be dealt with. “Constitutional convention for the pur pose of bringing our present organic law up to date. “Providing for the proper classification of property in order that an equitable and Just tax law may be written. “Revision of our fcourt system. "Qualification of voters. “Home rale for cities. “The legislature should deal only with the general laws affecting the whole state. “We find, under our present system of legislation, where the legislature is called upon to provide special legislation for local communities that a great deal of the legislature’s time Is reauired and. in many Instances, the member who Is anx ious to obtain relief for his community, through an act of the legislature, often feels compelled to support bad legisla tion, In order to obtain votes for his spe cial act and for this reason alone tho legislature should not be required to give time to taking care of local troubles. “The people, in their local communi ties and cities, 6hould have a right, un der our constitution, to write their own charters and enact their own laws, tbns being permitted to enjoy to the fullest local self-sovernmeut. “The constitutional convention should submit to the consideration of the voters of Indiana, the Initiative and ref erendum, thus permitting the people to approve or reject it as a part of the con stitution. ‘I am In favor of the initiative and referendum. It permits the people to have a direct voice In making satisfac tory laws for a majority of the people, or defeating unsatisfactory laws. “There are many other needed re forms that will be brohA'J to the at tention of the constitutional convention. “Our constitution was rewritten in 1851, nearly three generations ago. “Ohio has, in recent years, rewritten Its slate constitution and, I think, the expenses in the management of the state of Obto. In the first year that their new constitution was In force, was $4,000,000 leas than the operating expense of the last year's management under the old constitution. "Michigan has recently rewritten her constitution. Illinois has a constitu tional convention at this time. Nebraska has a constitutional convention at this time. Massachusetts has recently re written her constitution. Ohio, Mich igan and Massachusetts have already adopted the Initiative and referendum. “It is just as necessary to have the machinery of state up to date, as it Is for the farmer to have his farm equip ment of the latest, most efficient and most practical makes. PLEDGE TO AMEND STATE TAX LVIV. “The democrats must ple’dge the voters of the state. In case their party Is suc cessful In the November election Imme diately to amend the present state tax law. Unfair and unequal burdens. In taxation, must not only be taken from the backs qf the farmer, but from all classes of baa! nest, unjustly affected. “Indiana mnst have a budget sys tem—a real bad get system. Every de partment of state employing one or more people must, throbgh tbe head of Its de partment, furnish to the governor the number of people employed, the kind of and amount of work they do, the num ber of hours employed each day and the amount of salary paid to each per son, and must file a requisition with tbe governor, stating the amount of money to be appropriated for each department. thus permitting the governor to pass Judgment upon the amounts requested and to determine whether or not the number of employes may be reduced, and the governor then to recommend to the legislature the necessary amounts of money to be appropriated for the state’s requirements. “The system must provide that the legislature can not increase the appro priation requested by the governor. They can decrease the amounts if, on investi gation, they find the appropriation asked for to be too high. “The farmer, the miner, the mechanic. In fact, all men and women who work with their heads are the great factors In the creation of our nation’s wealth 3nd the production of the necessities of life, and there must be legislative consideration giving to these groups all the encouragement possible. “The farmer and the workingman have always responded to every call made upon them by onr government and have met every • requirement that could be accomplished by human hands. We must place the man above the dol lar and insist that, In dealing with hu manity, every man must set aside his ov.-n selfish Interests and stand for the greatest good to the greatest number. Our nation’s prosperity depends on ev ery man having his fair share of that which he helps to produce, and the farmer, in the operation of his farm, floes not hesitate to till his soil ana plant his crops, regardless of what may be the climatic conditions cr the de structive elements. His faith ~ln success Is what provides for the American peo ple, and for a large part of the world, the necessaries of life. He must have all the protection that our state can give him. We must provide such laws, for the protection and encouragement of the farmer, as to reduce his burdens of taxation. “The state of Indiana has certainly been greatly benefited by the enactment of both state and national prohibition laws. There are less people in the peni tentiary, workhouses are closed. Jails are empty, women and children are Letter clothed and better fed, homes are hSp filer, men are more contsnted and more i prosperous, and certainly with such an i Improved condition men will not Insist | on a back\rard step on the temperance I question. “It Is to be hofied, within a very short time, that women will be full citizens of the United States, and certainly woman has earned her citizenship. She is the bearer of the child and from the child comes the strong men and women, who are not only nation builders, but nation defenders. RECOGNITION OF WOMEN IN PARTY AND SCHOOLS. . “Woman plays an Important part In the nation's welfare. Ninety per cent of our teachers in the common schools and high schools are women. The educa tional development and preparation of ' the child is largely in the hands of women, until the child passes from high school to college, and this brings us to a very important question, viz: The consideration and remuneration that we are giving to our teachers. "I believe the minimum and maximum wage for teachers should be greatly In creased and the requirements for service from the teachers should be Increased. Moral* and citizenship must be a part of our common school foundation. There must be aroused in the heart of every i boy and girl a moral conscience. “Bancroft, the great historian, pays ; high tribute to the common people, when ' be says that ’lt is not proper to say I that the voice of the people is tbe voice ■ of God, but It Is proper to say that the universal conscience Is the nearest ap proach on earth to the voice of God.' It must be the duty and the pleasure , of the American schdol teacher to awaken In the younger generation a universal conscience. “I trust the party of Indiana will accept the women Into the party's councils and In the admin istration of state affairs, through the political offices, on a fifty-fifty basis. “The democratic party will certainly appreciate the moral conscience of women and will be wonderfully benefited on ac count of her active interests In party affairs. “I believe It is necessary for us to have honest and efficient law enforcement, and I believe that a policeman’s badge and a policeman's nnlform should be a real PROFESSOR, YOU’RE LATE! WHAT DOES THE DOC CARE? badge of honor, and T believe that a policeman’s minimum salary should be not less than SI,BOO per annum, and for efficient, honest and conscientious service In the honest enforcement of law and order, should entitle him to an additional SIOO per year, over his first first year’s service, after his minimum salary Is fixed, for an additional six years, and I believe there should be a 60 per cent reduction in the police force throughout .the state. “The policeman's salary should be a sufficient guarantee to protect him from all dishonest methods. No officials should be permitted to profit through a system of bribe taking by police officers. FOR ROOSEVELT WHEN HE WAS DYING. ‘A word to the progressive voter. I believe that Win H. Hays, republican national chairman, and the reactionary element in the republican party that he is representing, under cover, were abso lutely opposed to the late Theodore Roosevelt, until they learned that his phys-cal condition was such that he could not possibly live until the republican con vention in 1920. “When they discovered that he was not likely to live they alt began yelling for Roosevelt, tyit I am of the opinion that every one of them had their fingers crossed. Have you heard Hays, Pen rose, B atson or other reactionaries advocating the Initiative and the refer endum? Roosevelt and the progressive party stood for the initiative and the referendum. "The progressive voter should support the democratic party because the demo cratic party ha R written into federal statutes progressive ideals, and I believe ir the Indiana democrats will write a real democratic platform that a large number of the progressive men who are •■outside of both the democratic and re publican parties, will support the demo cratic ticket. In order to secure this vote the demo ' rrat ic party must come out in the open and declare itself on questions that are ; v “ al t 0 both state and nation. 1 am glad we have a primary law. I am sorry that the republican legislature B ?Tt. *° wea^'en the primary law by striking down the second choice. They should have, in order to have strength ened the law. adopted a third choice. In . fact, a primary law should be automatic. There should be as many choices as there are candidates In the contest. “1 am glad the Hon. John R. Jones, the author of the primary law, ha s taken ; the lead in asking me to become a can didate for governor, and I am glad to know that the majority of the twelve or fifteen democrats, who stood with Mr. Jones In fight, are also sup porting my* candidacy. "It is gratifying’ indeed, to have democrats volunteer their services in all parts of the state, In securing petitions and extending their proffered support. APPEALS TO THOSE WITHOUT HOPE OF REWARD. ! “I have no organization. I have no men in Indiana whom I have been able to favor with political appointment or political preference. My appeal i s direct to the people, who are Interested in hon est government and who are willing to fight for real democratic principles without hope of reward, except that re ward which comes on account of a real 1 service rendered. “I ask the voters of Indiana to give mv statement careful consideration and If it mqpts with their approval, I trust I may have their support and in return for their support, if T am elected, I pledge to the people an honest, efficient ma..agement In state affairs. “I made an opening statement, Jan. 31, setting out some of the things I thought should go into the democratic platform. I declared tho party should stand pledged to common honesty. “Jacob P. Dunn, the publicity writer for the democratic state committee, doubted the wisdom of such a statement, I for Icar the republicans would ask us to specify the type of democracy it de scribed. I will say for the benefit of the voters of Indiana that common honesty does not refer to the Don Roberts, Sam Perrott and Mayor Bunch type of de mocracy. “I believe the common people of Indl ! ana understand fully the meaning of ! common honesty and I believe they are willing to have it applied to the man , agement of state affairs, j “If my position meets with the ap proval of the democratic voters in the primary, t will accept It as a privilege and an honor to lead their fight in the coming campaign. JAMES K. RISK.” NO USE WASTING A WEEK.