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POOR HOUSING
ONE CAUSE OF
NURSE FAMINE
'Dr. Morgan Cites Need of Bet
ter Living Quarters at
City Hospital.
STAFF OF 100 NEEDED
By KATHLEEN McKEE.
The urgent need of better housing
conditions for the nurses at the City
hospital was emphasized today by
Dr. Herman G. Morgan, secretary of
the city board of health.
He cited the shortage of nurses as
his strongest argument.
‘"Since 1916,” Dr. Morgan said, “there
hag been an increasing shortage of nurses
in ail parts of the country.”
He said these general causes are due to:
The increased number of positions
available in industrial concerns for
nnrses In medical and surgical lines,
v The number of nnrses employed by
companies.
The number of nurses employed by
the public health department.
Decrease, in the number of applica
tions for training schools due to two
causes: First, professional positions
can be obtained with sis months or a
year’s training drawing the same sal
ary as can be demanded by nurses i
after three years of exacting study;
second, a large percentage of young
women who volunteered during the
emergency created by the war condi
tions found the duties of nursing too
exacting.
MINIMUM SHOULD
BE 100 NURSES.
“The normal capacity of the City hos
pital Is 390 beds." sadi Dr. Morgan, “and
at least 100 nurses are needed to give
proper care to the patients.
“During the last year there have been
only about sixty on our staff.
“Ail a result the nurses have been
overworked, and the patients have not
l*een given as frequent nursing as they
should have.”
Regarding the present housing con
ditions at the City hospital Dr. Morgan
said the nurses’ headquarters are in a
section of the cld hospital ward build
ing.
The wards have been partitioned off
Into rooms and are Improperly ventilated
and lighted.
“It should be the nurses’ privilege
when off duty,” he stated, “to be out of
the hospital atmosphere as much as
possible.
“They should have recreation, amuse
ment and rest.
“As It is now they only have one
small reception room In the hospital
Luilding.
“In my opinion an up-to-date struc
ture will be an inducement to young
women to enter the professional training
at the City hospital, which affords an
excellent training school because of Its
large clinical department.”
PLANS CAMPAIGN
THROUGHOUT STATE. #
Dr. Morgan said the city board of
will conduct a campaign in var
ious parts of the state to marshal a suffi
cient number of applicants to make the
hospital staff 100 or more.
“Indianapolis is a city growing rapid
ly,” said Dr. Morgan, “and has a won
derful future from an Industrial and
business standpoint.
“The general hospital efficiency should
not be superseded by other institutions
in the city.
What About Our
Service —
Some say “Good,” and some say “Poor,”
and some say “Well, we’d like to see it
better, but probably you’re doing the best
you can under the circumstances.”
What are the circumstances?
Just these: To furnish good service we
must have the right equipment and an ef
fective operating force. Both cost money —much
more than they U6ed to. That money we must get
from telephone rates.
Have the rates increased in proportion to
other prices?
No, they were inadequate before the
war and are only slightly higher now
They are not sufficient to operate and
maintain the plant effectively and provide for depre
ciation and replacements. They afford no margin
for future strengthening of the operating force.
Our young women at the switchboards are
intelligent and hardworking. We , at least, know
that they’re doing their very best. To permit con
tinued recognition of their efforts, we must have
adequate rates.
The service-user cannot ignore the
obligations of the rate-payer.
nJplj Indiana Bell Telephone
Company
Resident 90 Years
MRS. WILLIAM GRASS.
For almost ninety years Mrs. William
Grass, 1215 East Vermont street, has
been a resident of Indianapolis and is
probably the oldest resident pioneer
mother.
Mrs. Grass lives with her daughter,
Mrs. Cora James, and has taken an ac
tive interest in the preparation for the
Indianapolis centennial celebration.
When she was but 6 months old her
father. William Reed, moved from Union
county, Ohio, to a place Just east of
Irvington, on the National road, then a
mere trail through the woods, and settled
In the wilderness.
In primitive fashion, she was educated
and taught to work as women of those
days did, and in her case, her mother
having died when she was a baby, Mrs.
Grass braved the dangers of the pioneer
life.
“The woods were still full of wild
animals and I recall hearing them at
nights, and there were Indians roaming
about,” said Mrs. Grass.
AVhen she was 16 years old, Mrs. Grass'
father left the wilderness farm and
moved into the “town,’’ ambitious to
share in its development.
She rode on the first train to leave In
dianapolis, making ihe trip to Frankfort,
a great feat for that day.
“There was great excitement when the
train pulled away and the people cheered
and celebrated,” she explained. *
Mrs. Grass, who has been the mother
of twelve children, is still strong, her
hearing only being slightly impaired.
“The city grew slowly,” declared Mrs.
Grass, “but the early citizens were brave
hearted and fortunately some of them
were unusually optimistic.
“But I never dreamed then that I
would live to see the celebration of the
centennial,” concluded the white-haired
lady.
COPS INVENT TRAFFIC POST.
LAWRENCE, Mass., June s.—Two
members of the Lawrence police force
have entered tie ranks of Inventors.
Sergt. Michael A. Barry and Patrolman
John J. Bolton have completed patent
rights to a novel traffic post which may
be used !n m-ny cities.
Besides being a traffic post and silent
traffic officer, the contrivance is a street
indicator and intercity guide. A special
lantern stand at the top of the post
will present the theft of the lantern.
REALTORS PLEAD
FOR TAX REVISION
Say Present Laws Doom Mort
gage Investments.
Special to The Times.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June s.—Senti
ment In the convention of real estate
dealers here against such taxation as
makes it possible for big Investors to
take their money out of mortgage invest
ments and place them In non-taxable se
curities, is growing.
Walter Stabler, controller of the Met
ropolitan Insurance Company, made a
talk on “The Financial Situation,” in
which he declared that something must
be done by banks and insurance com
panies toward reinvesting their money in
mortgages.
He declared money Invested In mort
gages at 5*4 per cent returned only about
I*4 pet cent on the investment after all
Income taxes, sur taxes and commis
sions had been paid, while municipal se
curities and other nontaxable paper re
turned a full interest vi!ue of the in
vestment.
The Indianapolis delegation is banking
on Harry G. Templeton, executive secre
tary of the board, to win the five-minute
talk contest that took place Thursday
night
Templeton made a strong hit with the
convention, but the verdict was not to
be given out until this afternoon, at
which time the Chicago cup will be I
awarded.
fWO WOMEN ENTER
TALKING CONTEST.
Competition of the strongest variety j
featured the contest.
Two women, one from Amarillo, Tsx..
and one from Bt. Petersburg. Fla., en
tered and were given great applause.
Thirty-one cities contested.
Mr, Templeton’s subject was “Indi
anapolis, the Capital of the Land of
Opportunity.”
Other cities that were entered were
Akron, O.; Atlantic City. Baltimore, Bos
ton, Cedar Rapids, la.: Cincinnati, Cleve
land, Columbus, O.; Dallas, Denver, Deg
Moines, Ft. Smith. Ark.; Ft. Wayne.
Ind., which was represented by Frank
H. Hilgeman; Memphis, Tenn.; New
York City: Oakland, Cal.: Omaha, Phila
delphia. Phoenix, Aria.; Pltteburg, Port
land, Ore.; Racine, Wis.; Richmond, Va.;
Rockford. 111.; Tacoma, Wash.; Tulsa,
Okla.; Victoria, British Columbia and
Duluth, Minn.
One of the features of the entertain
ment program that interested the Indi
ana delegation was a walking tour of
be business section, under charge ot
100 guides.
Each guide had been In training for
a month brushing up on valuations, his
tory. leases and all other matters of Im
portance. and he had in charge ten real
tors.
GO TO TOP OF THREE
TALLEST BITLDINGS.
During the trip each unit was taken
1c the tops of throe of the tallest busi
ness blocks and given a panorama of
the city.
It is safe to say that each member of
the Indianapolis delegation will return
with an enlarged opinion of Indianapolis’
downtown section.
They find two big faults with the busi
ness section of Kansas City, the steep
hills and the narrow streets.
Anew city ordinance here prohibits
the parking of automobiles any place in
j the business section.
The convention hall is at the edge of
the prohibited district and the Indian
apolis delegation was treated to a sight
the first day of a woman being brought
from a shopping tour in the business dis
trict to where her machine waa parked
IJNiiIAJSA DAIIA TIMES, SATuJttiiAi, JUNE o, 1920.
Honors Irish Bishop
SHAN C'OKAILAIGH.
Shan O’Grailaigh, president of the
Irish parliament and diplomatic delegate
extraordinary of the government of the
Irish republic, gave a reception in Rome
on the occasion of the beatification of
Oliver Plunkett, first bishop of Argagh.
Many well-known Italians and Irish
men attended the function.
in front of the convention hall in a
taxicab.
After seeing this Frank Carson, presi
dent of the board, said:
“We bavo no kick coming on one and
one-half hour parking.”
HIS NOSE KNOWS.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., June s.—ln
a suit filed in the district court here
John W. Johnson fixes the value of bis
sense of smell at SSOO. He asked this*
amount in damages from Arthur English,
who. he alleges, destroyed his sense of
smell when he struck him on the nose
in an alleged unprovoked assault
\ ' \ This development upset all engineering calculations and made it highly essential
\ \ \ for somebody to immediately develop a heavy duty internal combustion engine that
1 \ l \ Few people in Indiana know that the institution which first recognized this all
\ \ \\ important problem, and successfully met it, was the Midwest Engine Company of
\ \ \ Indianapolis. If this great Indiana institution had, in its whole history, done nothing
\Nv more than this, it would have rendered a service to the automotive industry and to
V \ \ When your friend: "sk you about the Midwest Engine Company, tell them that
I Y\ \ \ Indiana produced the woj id’s first high speed, heavy duty truck and tractor engine.
f I \ \ \ \ Tell them, furthermore, that the Midwest Engine Company, with its almost incompar
\i 'V n. \ \ able facilities covering acres upon acres of ground, can not hope within three years to
A n. ' X \ \ build even a percentage of these heavy duty, high speed engines which the truck and
/ 1 N, \ tractor industry is asking them to build. Whole industries have been built on lesser
( J \ \ Realize fully that this history making Truck and Tractor Engine is only one of
\ I \ many products bearing the Midwest “Dependable Power” nameplate; only one of the
\\ ENGINE COMPANY
BOOZE SLEUTH’S
ACTIVITY SHOWN
Federal Officers Raided 27
Stills in Indiana.
According to reports filed in the of
fice of Judge Charles A. C-rbison, federal
prohibition director for Indiana, twenty
seven stills and 4,600 gallons of raisin
molasses and corn mash for the manu
facture of liquor were seized during the
month of May by federal prohibition of
ficers of the southern Indiana district,
with headquarters at Evansville, Ind.
Three hundred and fifty pounds of
raisins were seized and destroyed, ac
cording to the report.
Thirty-one quarts of bottled in bond
whisky, 133 gallons of raisin brandy and
164 gallons of home-brewed beer were
seized.
The reports showed that 162 gallons of
grape wine had been confiscated and that
seventy gallons had beers destroyed.
One hundred and six arrests were made
during the month by prohibition officers
on charges of possession of stills, manu
facturing of stills and the manufacturing,
sale, possession and transportation of
liquor in the state.
Gypsy Seeress Gets
Woman’s Valuables
ST. LOFTS, June 5. —A gypsy woman
called on Mrs. Mabel Brash, 2SOBA Frank
lin avenue, on May 12.
“I can tell your fortune.” the gypsy
said. "Your husband is keeping com
pany with another woman—but I can
stop it.”
"How?” Mrs. Brash asked.
“Give me some of your things and
some of bis things and I’ll put them un
der a planet until May 22.”
Mrs. Brash complied with this request
snd the woman called seven times after
ward. Altogether Mrs. Brash gave her
$35 in currency, a phonograph valued at
SSO, fourteen records, a bine satin dress,
a waist, two skirts, two silk shirts, some
overalls and a few other articles.
The gypsy has not returned since May
22, and Mrs. Brash has discovered that
the accusation against her husband was
not true.
So she notified the police.
REAL ESTATE
GOSSIP
By REALTOR
“AL” EVANS
If Temp brings home that silver cup
he”ll "bust”’ himself with pride.
Now that the women membership ques
tion has been settled temporarily we
haven’t near so much to talk about.
Monday night we’ll have a chance to
compare the methods used by the first
subdividors Rnd those used by the pres
ent day “lot sellers.”
Indiana has the second largest number
of real estate boards of any state li,
the Union. Indianapolis, as the largest
board, should be the livest. Let’s go.
Frank B. Marsh, until recently con
nected with the Walter T. White Com
pany, now has a company after his own
name, with offices at 407 Fletcher Trust
building.
The committee working on the cen
tennial float is evidently composed of
only one man. However, MacLeod says
the float will be ready in time for the
parade.
Let's have a report from the street
car rerouting committee on what has
happened recently at the mayor's office.
We will need a larger loop here next
week, but we will try and have one by
the next centennial.
There has been twenty-two factories
located here In the last si>: months. That
certainly is some record. While some
of these are only small, six of them are
large and will employ several thousand
men.
The citizen that wrote a letter to the
editor of this column will find that a
very interesting editorial appeared in The
Times on Friday, May 28, referring to
the relation to tenement and rental agent.
Are there two national real estate con
ventions this year? Several of the local
men who signed up tc go to Kansas
City are still here—prr.bably waiting for
the other one.
Forrest Knight tells about a neighbor
who used to get up at 4 o’clock every
Sunday morning to cut his lawn. Now,
he’s gone bad and runs with wild women.
We’ve always felt that early rising and
cutting the lawn might be dangerous and
have carefully avoided both.
The question is, how does Forrest
know about this 4 o'clock stuff? He
doesn't get up at that time by several
hours.
Royalty All Excited
Over Modern ‘Tub’
LONDON, June s.—Where the files go
In winter time Is not a* strange as
where the princes go In peace time,
and the ‘“wonderful” things they see.
The Daily News, recording the vl3lt
of the king’s second son, Prince Albert,
who Is “subbing” for the prince of Wales,
now in Austrlalia, and Princess Louise,
tiuciiess of Argyll, solemnly describes the
“super-bathrooms” they inspected, thus.
“One Is lined with marble, and in an
other all the fittings, valves and taps
are of white ei<amel.
“The bath is porcelain enamel, thr
towel alrer Is enamel, the soap, sponge,
toothbrush and tumbler holders are in
white enamel.
"There is also a patent, swivel bath
tap, •by means of which the tap can be
swung over the edge for the filling cf
Jugs and cans.”
The chronicle omits to mention
whether his or her royal highness bought
one of these bathroom marvels for Buck
ingham palace.
(Editor’s Note —The enameled tub has
but recently superceded the painted tin
tub for the morning's splash in Merrio
England.)
ILLEGAL TO STEAL FROM WIFE.
CHICAGO, June s.—lt is Impossible
legally, for a husband to steal from his
wife. It was ruled by Chief Justice
Robert E. Crowe, of the criminal court
here. The ruling was handed down as
the result of Indictments, charging con
fidence game, larceny and embezzlement,
obtained by Mrs. Seymour Cohen,
against her husband, a Chicago attor
ney. She alleged he had taken $41,102
worth of stocks and bonds from her.
,/v ?- 2of 4 ser.es of uitozmstivo Advertisements relative to tho Midwest £n|au CmJ
GUNS MOUNTED
AT BERLIN POLLS
Drastic Steps Taken to Keep
Order at Election.
BERLIN, June s.—Machine guns will
guard the polls in tomorrow's general
election, when members of the national
assembly will be chosen.
Many political experts predict a vic
tory for the communists and monarchists
over the moderates.
There are Indications that the demo
crats will lose at least twenty-five seats
in the national assembly to the national
ists and royalists.
The Independent socialists expect to
increase their representation from twen
ty-two to about seventy-five or elghtjr
members, thus becoming a powerful
factor in the national legislature.
It was impossible to forecast whether
there would be much change in the
representation of the centrists, or cleri
cals.
Persistent rumors that monarchist and
communist leaders were planning a rev
olutionary outbreak led the ministry of
defense to take vigorous measures to pre
serve order.
NEW STYLE FOR lIATB.
PARIS, June 5. —Hats are plain on top
and trimmed underneath the brim, for a
change, and as little trimming Is used,
in general, the more precious It is t&e
better.
' I. C.G,
A Nutritious Diet for Al3 Ages
Quick Lunch at Home or Office
Awnid Imitations and Substitutes
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