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3J uihana ilailii Slimes INDIANAPOLIS, IND. Daily Except Sunday, 25-29 South Meridian Street. Telephones—Main 3500, New 28-351 MEMBER OF AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS. Ad-ertislng Offices—Chicago, New York, Boston, Detroit, G. Logan Payne Cos. —“THIS IS THE YEAR”— “WOOD’S name to to on Oregon ballot,” says, a headline. What for? HENRY COUNTY REPUBLICANS have indorsed the tax law "with reservations.” DOC MORGAN says the health board wants complaints about insani tary conditions. W T hy not investigate those already made about the county Jail? ! THE TEACHERS want more pay, the children want more school build ings and it begins to look more and more like the business heads the school system want brains. WHEN MR. ADAMS gets through managing J. W. Feeler’s campaign will he give the taxpayers something in return for the thousands of dollars ihey have paid him for ornamenting the prosecutor’s office? NOTHING DOING, Mr. Barry. This community demands schools for Its children as well a9 fair play for its teachers, and if you are unable to see the necessity for both you have no business on the school board. COUNTY AUTHORITIES sent a summons to the penal farm for Mc- Nulty on the theory that he was serving a court sentence there. He could not be found, and it’s a safe guess that the same thing would hold good in hundreds of other cases BETWEEN managing Fesler’s campaign, conducting a grand jury in vestigation of Sheriff Miller's malfeasance and finding a good reason for not bringing indicted members of the county administration to trial, Claris Adams is the busiest little prosecutor we ever had. McAdoo and Money William G. McAdoo has contributed a few timely words on the subject of pre-primary expenditures which are in marked contrast to the “expla ntftions” which are being made by the Wood managers of the lavish use of money in Gen. Wood’s interests. Mr. McAdoo was asked two questions by Edward Keating, editor of Labor, a magazine published in Washington. Mr. Keating assumed that Mr. McAdoo was a candidate for the presidency and the assumption brings the declaration from McAdoo that he is “not a candidate.” This declaration is, of course, applicable only to the definition of a candidate as it is gen erally accepted. In the sense that he is available as the democratic nomi nee Mr. McAdoo must be regarded as in the lead of all democrats as possi ble candidates. Mr. McAdoo writes to Mr. Keating as follows: “My campaign” is not financed because there is no campaign for me. Nothing whatever has been expended by me to dlte in connection with the nomination for the presidency, nor do I expect to spend any money what ever in connection therewith. There are no contributors to any campaign fund for me and I know of no fund of any character which Is being used in my behalf, or is to be used in my behalf, nor will there be any before the next national convention, otherwise I should be perfectly willing to make v sworn statement of such expenditures together with a list of contributors and furnish same to the press. You know, of course, that I am not a can didate.” In answer to the question. “Are you willing to join in an appeal to ongress to immediately enact legislation which will compel all candidates for the presidency to make sworn returns to some official of the national government, showing all moneys expended by the candidates, or any one acting in their behalf, together with the names of all contributors to the candidates’ c .mpaign fund, or to any fund which may be raised in their behalf?" Mr. McAdoo says: “Yes, emphatically. “I think the corrupt use of money to nominate and elect candidates to office is one of the most sinister and serious menaces to democratic insti tutions. No corrupt practices act can be made too stringent to suit me" The Carefree Driver The orgy of disregard for traffic regulations and ordinary precautions that has*b§en on in Indianapolis for the last few weeks culminated yes terday in a particularly deplorable fatal accident in the very heart of Indianapolis. • The particular responsibility therefor remains to be fixed, but the general responsibility for this and similar accidents is too apparent to be much longer ignored in Indianapolis. In no city in the United are irresponsible, untutored drivers of motor vehicles permitted to menace the lives of others in such smug complacency as is every day exhibited in Indianapolis. The majority of the motor vehicle operators of Indianapolis would be in trouble with traffic policemen five minutes after they entered any large city of this country. The trouble would be developed Immediately by such driving as can be attributed to the worst kind of incompetency or the most reprehensible kind of selfish indifference. The greater number of motor drivers in Indianapolis appear to feel that the streets are maintained for their deliberate and exclusive use. They amble through the most congested districts with the carefree attitude that might govern a lonely rowboat in the center of a placid lake. They know not or they care not for either the rights of other drtvers or the rights of pedestrians. The driver who attempts to travel Washington or Meridian street in strict compliance with the rules of traffic could not cover a city block without smashing at least one automobile whose driver exhibits no com prehension of traffic regulations. Accidents occur hourly due to nothing except the failure of drivers to exercise those ordinary precautions that ought to govern progress whether behind a motor or on the sidewalks of a busy street. Driving a car in Indianapolis is a nightmare. Safe driving depends on ability to calculate what fool thing the nearest driver will do and expert ress in dodging the menace that is constantly presented by the ignorant, the foolhardy and the self-satisfied. There is no real traffic problem in this city. The problem is what to do with the driver who fails to exercise his trains. Frequent fatal accidents that are wholly unnecessary and often crimi al are the price Iridianapolis pays for failure to compel its motorists to loam to drive. Common Sense Needed The position assumed by the teachers the Indianapolis schools rela ive to the failure of the school authorities to meet their demands for additional compensation is wholly justified. The particular process of reasoning by which Albert Baker, attorney for the Indianapolis Water Company, George Hitt and a long string of other clients whose interests are inimicable to the school affairs, arrive at the conclusion that a bonus can not be paid is little short of silly. The financial condition of the school city may preclude the payment of the bonus requested, but there is no reason in the world to base a declina tion of the request on the ground that a bonus is a gift and the board has no right to give away school funds. Other school cities have not been estopped by such sophistry and Indianapolis is not likely to be halted by such advice. This kind of an opinion is in line with the foolishness that character izes the present business administration of the schools. It is designed to protect the lack of good business judgment that has resulted in the waste of hundreds of thousands of dollars of school money in the past. It is one method of covering up the lack of business sense that has brought the school city to a point where it has no money for the proper operation of the schools or the continuation of a building program. It is not surprising that the school teachers declare they have assumed the attitude of pupils to their teacher in their relationship with the school board for too long a period. It is time some sense was injected into the management of Indian apolis’ schools. NIBLACK’S SUIT MAY UPSET INDIANA POLITICAL SITUATION When Mason J. Niblack, candidate for the democratic nomination for governor, filed an attack on the republican board of election commissioners' interpretation of the primary raw ne pulled the pin of a grenade, the explosion of which may upset the fondest hopes of the manipu lators of the republican camp. If Nlblack's suit results in the injec tion of the second choice vote into the governorship race it will result in the in jection of the second choice vote into the presidential preference contest which is confined wholly to the republican party in Indiana. Whom will the' primary support for president on the republican ticket in event the choice •is left wholly tet the voters ? The success of the Niblack suit would raeau an instructed'delegation from In diana to the Chicago convention. Wood, Johnson, Lowden or Harding would ecptnro Indiana's delegation and the best observers believe that Gov. Lowden of Illinois will be the victor in a primary fight of this kind. Supporters of Wood could hardly be expected to select Johnson as their sec ond choice nfter Johnson gave their fa vorite such a drubbing in Michigan. /p "ft On the Spur Os The Moment I • -- She was apparently a lady of refine ment. Sbe had all the hallmarks of the elect. Her clothing was faultless and there was a look of keen lntelleetualltt in her face. With her was a beautiful tittle boy—-not exactly a Little Lord Tauntleroy, but a little chap with bis l eyes and u wealth of tousled hair. I noticed them, the Udy for her dig rifled hearing and the l>oy for his bright i face, as I sat down Just In front of ; them on the suburban train Pretty ; coon I hoßrd the little boy say. evl | dently referring to me: I “Ain't that a funny hat that man hus got on? Ain't it an old hat, mom!" No reply. : “Ain't he a funny looking man, mom? I Ain't he?" No Vepiy. j “Ain't it funny when a man has got n boll on the back of his neck. .mom. i ain't It? (We happened to have one ! that morning.) , No reply. “Ain't there nothing to do about boll* on the back of the neck, morn, niu't | there?” “Shut upl” came the voice of the lady “If you use that word 'ain’t' again I 1 am going to soak you on the bugle, now take it from me. How often have I got to tell you not to use that word I'ain't V " “HOLD THE POSE." : So Douglas and Mary are married. The minister's words have been said. Let the pres* agent* rattle Their type mills and prattle For Mary and Douglas are wed. A marriage these days is a venture Financially, it may go wrong But when each <au clear Five millions year They ought to, somehow, get along If in need of entertainment and can't afford the theater, the next best thing Is to sit at home and read Col. George Harvey's opinion of Woodrow Wilson. I Charles M Schwab tells us to laugh lat present day troubles. All rlglitf Char ; lie, but If we bust a gallus or anything, j you'll have to pay for It. When Eve held fortlfi In Paradise She found much pleasure In it. For when she did her Monday wash It only took a minute. • Columbus discovered America and he died Balboa discovered the Pacific anff he died. DeSoto discovered the Missis sippi and lie d'ed. “Now," asks Frank Cleary, “what is going to happen to the man who is going in a rocket to dis cover Mars?” BRINGING UP FATHER, DIDN'T YOO HEAR TH*T U ST<.OLLT ’LL IjnJ kfl >LU KAKEA fT I KNOW WHAT TOU ARtT] ,r\T' R PAWTr wuz called OrruNT.L | The ) Lv M,. , J tT LL—L, J/ MAXEHECK-<iOOOT * HAVE ebhAi'i """ (c) ID2O r imt'l Pt. TOwi *vie- ic- w \ * ~ ABIE THE AGENT. If" M^s to*. tt>w&-fe * wvsw'lou 'TMe MVv-UKCpy ~y& few S S |Sl r ] - 'j l .* '■ 'A'i '. ', JERRY ON THE JOB. Bali ;? 1 —>* /ril^TEP"qigh't \%S ? /~ 7 —~~X L PiAct. - Tiu X^^gPglHlß pOD/V. >=-£. OEUCfe- CAN I \ l 'T&tfrvi /USD / 77 // I Uu=-/M2. GWINEW- ) 1 Set VOu'TO^OftRO'.U) L | —bt — ~ 'Ttit'lUE S 4 \XM I ZONING BUT. j/y 'TOWS' <, / / J <Jf IF 'Scxr l\ Vir2. tawsi i w~/ r p INDIANA DAILY TIMES, SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1920. They have already gone on record in Indiana against Senator Harding, who has been denounced so vigorously as the stalking horse for the old guard Inter ests. Lowden has £one nbout his campaign on a constructive basis and has made no enemies in Indiana. He is the logical sec ond choice of the Wood faction. Second choice of the Lowden voters would probnbly be Harding, as they are not generally of a class that can be stampeded t by any such a radical' and spectacular*, campaign as Johnson has been making and they are not at all fond of the Wood campaign methods or the supporters of Wood in Indiana. Harding’s supporters could reasonably be expected to go to Lowden as the only candidate who has not in sonip way antagonized them to the boiling point. LOWDEN MADE GOOD IMPRESSION. Lowden made an excellent Impression In Indiana recently. He talked business and he let ioose of no fireworks that would in any way drive votes from him. He made what Is likely to become the best bid for second choice votes that has yet been made and there is no reason to believe that if the primary is to settle Indiana's preference for the presidency on the combination of first and second choice votes, Lowden will be that choice. If Niblack wins his suit he will prob ably have the distinction not only of having bettered his own chances of nomination, but nlso of having forced a republican preference and upset tile fondest hopes of the Watson-New com bination to iusure uninstructed delegates from Indiana. The democratic party will not be af fected in thu presidential situation by the Niblack suit for the teason llmt there are no candidates for tl*e preferential race. in the governorship fight the situ -1 atlon is different. , Mr. Niblack could reasonably' expect second choice votes from John Isen , barger, James K. Klsk and Carleton B. McCulloch. In event Niblack and Mo Culloch were the leaders In the first choice vote,. Niblack would win wltb the second choice. In event Klsk and Mc- Culloch were the first choice leaders, neither would profit much by the second The Young Lady A cross the Wa y ilk The young lady across the way says she doesn't see why people with in somnia worry so much about it and she'd adivse them to try getting a little inor * sleep and see if that wouldn't help. Hold Your Nose The garbage plant'at Indianapolis. The Globe Mining Company and Its convict laborers. The coal contract—so strangely can celled when discovered. The wholesale dismissal of convicts from prison. The murderer chauffeur —out on parole. The tax law. The Marion county jail scandal. Goodrich. Goodrlchisin. Indiana republicanism. It Is to hold one's nose —anH await the opening of the polls.—Ft. Wayne Journal-Gazette. choice of Isenbarger or Niblack sup porters for the reason that the second choice vote would be scattering. It is generally conceded that Dr. Mc- Culloch will be either first or second in the first choice vote. Whether risk or Niblack will be the contender is more of a problem but the present indications are that the first choice will lie between Niblack and McCulloch and will be rea sonably close. With Isenbarger eliminated, neither is likely to show any great gain as a re sult of his second choice. With Risk eliminated, Niblack will probably obtain a great many second'choice votes for it is hardly likely that after the Ft. Wayne flnreup the Risk supporters will give their second choice votes to McCulloch. MAKES McCULLOCH’B TASK DIFFICULT. With the second choice votes under con sideration Dr. McCulloch has a much harder task before him to capture this nomination than any other candidate, regardless of ’whether he obtains a plur ality of the democratic first choice votes. To be safe he would he compelled to i obtain a majority of first choice votes, ! and that is generally conceded to be jan impossibility. | In the republican governorship contest J. W. Fesler will be the better off with second choice votes counting. He will ! doubtless be second on the first choice count, while McCray has a wide lead. But he ought to have the greater part ; of the Eh C. Toner vote on second choice and there does not seem to be any rea j sou in the world why he should not lie | the republican nominee in event of the j success of the Niblack suit. [ There are several reasons why this suit i Is likely to be sncce.ssfid. In the first j place the attempt to amend the primary j act was an admitted botch and lawyers j generally agree that it is very doubtful j whether the court will permit the amend j ment to stand. I In the second place, the suit has been I brought in a hotbed of Fesler support I and whatever influence the public mind I might have on the decision Is sure to | be a reflection of Fesler sentiment. —In- | dlana I’ubllclty Bureau. | ; How McAdoo Handled Two Big Jobs at Once When Wlison announced Ms cabinet k after his Inauguration in 1913. It In- Minded the. name of William Gibb* Mc- Adoo ns secretary of the treasury. Then four years later when, as a war meas ure. the government took over the rail system of the country, it was on Mc- Adoo's shoulders that fell the burden of administering the lines, “I thought I was pretty busy with treasury affairs, but it was a man's Job when I had to divide my time be tween the treasury department and the railroad administration,'' says McAdoo. “The only wav I kept ray health wss to force myself to stay in tied eight hours every day, whether I slept or uot. I usually spent sixteen hours a day at work. “I used to start the day at 8 o'clock with a light breakfast with Mrs. Mc- Adoo. Then I would walk to the treas ury department, carrying with me tw portfolios—one containing papers of th* treasury and another for the railroads. I spent the forenoon clearing away business, conferring with heads of de partments and talking to a d<>ien or ao i visitor* who had business with tha tro*ur;r. “At 1 o’clock I usually walked back | to my house for luncheon, and then I mßtt 1 /‘ThKK* v • r . -hirTiiiiimnV-^iif v*. f ; *t. e J** -■ Hear Senor “Friscoe” at Keiths Next Week Senor “Friscoe,” the wizard of the xylophone, includes in his act at Keith’s Theatre next week the most extraordinary' feature of the whole program. Friscoe accomplishes the unusual feat of playing a duet with himself. You hear the living Friscoe and at the same time you hear ThomasA. Edison’s Re-Creation of his playing. This new marvel of music is made possible through that won derful instrument— THE NEW EDISON —“ The Phonograph With a Soul ” Go to Keith's and hear this most unusual act —let your own ears prove to you that there is not the slightest difference between the playing of the artist and the Re-Creation of it by the New Edison. Bear in mind that this is not a stage "stunt,” but a scientific tone-test, just like the 200 others that have been made by the leading artists of the worid. Hear Friscoe —then come here and let us show you the exquisite “period" cabinets in which the New Edison is encased. THE EDISON SHOP Adsit Music Cos., Owners 122 North Pennsylvania St., Opposite Keith’s would ride to the Interstate Comm e-re building, where the rail administration was housed. I rarely ever ‘.eft my of fice there before 8 o’clock at night. Then I went home, taking with me my two faithful pottmanteaus of documents. "As soon as I bad finished dinner— which Mr* McAdoo usually saved for me, even If I was late some night*— t wept to ray bedroom, undressed and Jumped into bed, and then on a little writing set I began going over papers 1 had brought home with me in my portfolios. On some I would check on •O. K.' on others I would ask more details, and so on. I tried to make myself turn out tho light at midnlghv every night.” During the war McAdoo was rarely seen at cabinet dinners. When he was DINTY’S PARTY WILL HAVE TO CHANGE DATES. HONESTY IS THE WORST POLICY. not In Washington, everybody ’learned to know he either vss on a tour of inspection of the railroads or on a speechmaking trip for Liberty loans. Many a time, he said, he was gone for two and three weeks at a time, sleeping every night on the train, transacting urgent business and keeping in daily touch with his home bases at Washing ton. THAT “BOTANY” ALL RIGHT.