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Juiftpa Jlaihi kitties INDIANAPOLIS, IND. Daily Except Sunday, 25-29 South Meridian Street. Telephones—Main 3500, New 28-351 MEMBER OF AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS. Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, G. Logan Payne & Cos. Advertising Office* sxew York, Boston. Payne, Burns & Smith, Inc. —“THIS IS THE YEAR”— ALTHOUGH Babe Ruth has abstained attempting anything' of a literary nature, we have heard men refer to him aa “a modern Homer 1 and get away with it ONE GLEANS from the New York dispatches that among the numer ous things that have been dug up against the late Mr. Elwell is the fact that he smoked terribly smelly cigarettes. IT WOULD seem there could be no good defense of those “vivid vamp” movies, yet the producers declare they are educational films. They are trying to make the world safe for married men. The Haags Convicted The celerity and ease with which the conviction of the Haag brothers was brought about in federal court is in marked contrast to the dilatory tactics employed when the various hearings growing out of the case were pending in the county courts. The federal authorities presented a well-prepared case and obtained a conviction in a trial lasting less than two days, whereas the county au thorities failed or refused to accomplish anything for months until public indignation became so strong that it compelled action leading up to a cop victlon. It is true that the Haags were finally convicted In the county courts, from which they promptly appealed, but the state of Indiana as represented by Prosecutor Claris Adams deserved little credit for that victory over the most insidious violators of the booze laws in the state. Mr. Adams, the state’s attorney, did not originate the charges. He was foroed to prosecute the Haags. For many months he consistently opposed the very theory of law on which these smug bootleggers were convicted in the lower court and he did not adopt that theory until it became apparent that it was the only way he could escape public censure. The summary justice administered in the Haag case in the federcl, court simply shows that a willingness to make a vigorous prosecution was n was necessary to bring about a conviction. It certainly would have been as easy for the state to show that the Haags were openly selling booze for beverage purposes as it was for the government to do so. The case did not hang on any technicality in federal law; it merely was a question of whether or not the Haags sold their booze for beverage purposes. v , „ , . . This was the only vital point involved and Federal District Attorney VanNuys’ compilation of evidence, which was as accessible to the state’s attorney as to the district attorney, brought about the conviction by the introduction of only one witness. The community should be thankful that it is rid of the Haags as boot-; loggers, and that there is some agency which, without the necessity of continuous prodding, is willing to take up the cases of wealthy and influ ential violators of the law and to prosecute them. Dogs A youth at one of the motion picture theaters, one night this week, sneered when the young hero of the film, just home from the war, turned away to conceal his grief upon learning that during his absence his dog had accidentally been killed. Os course, it was just a film hero and a film dog. and all pretense; but It was all so cleverly carried out that the scorn of the youth was evidently directed against the sentiment portrayed rather than ita manner of por trayal. True, there are vicious dogs and dogs that kill sheep; and theTe are vicious men and men that murder men. There are dogs that won’t stay home nights unless tied up, and men / who jnst won’t stay home nights anyway. But were you ever “thrown down” by a dog that had become your companion and your friend; did he ever show any lack of loyalty; any lack of faith in you; any lack of sympathy and affection? It seems that breeding doesn’t count very much with them when it comes to possession of these traits—breeding on their part, or social stand ing on the part of their masters. And it is because of these things—the loyalty, the faith and the af fection of dogs for their masters—that the work of the Indianapolis Humane society for the dogs that are strays is reaching farther and farther into the hearts of the people of this city. That Special Session Every one knows the fable of the shepherd boy who called, "'Volf, Wolf!” when there was no wolf approaching his flock until finally when the wolf did appear the sheep were destroyed because his neighbors thought his calls were simply another attempt at a practical joke. Gov. Goodrich is in an exactly similar predicament at this time. If he does not call a special session now, and there are indications that he may not, no one ever will take him seriously when he announces that he will call a session. He has now twice definitely announced that such a session would be held, thus bringing about feverish activity among the lobbyists of vari ous interests and causing so much activity on the part of oil inpectors generally that another such period of unusual effort by these gentlemen will very likely prove their physical undoing and the state will be without any oil Inspection scandal, which would be a strange and unusual con dition Indeed. The governor should have some pity for the oil fee grabbers. He should realize they are not used to working. But, seriously, the governor Is making himself ridiculous. He has been credited with being a shrewd politician. He either does not deserve- this reputation or he is so shrewd that he has kept his motives even from those closest to him who have not been able to divine them. It Is up to him either to act now or to quit talking about it. These false alarms are becoming tiresome. Drug Habit Not Increasing . Efforts of booze interests to make it appear that prohibition has caused an increase in the drug habit are met by Dr. George H. Simmons, sditor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, with the decla ration that there is absolutely no basis for that conclusion. In an editorial published in his journal Dr. Simmons shows that the restriction of the use of alcohol In Germany during the war was followed by a-diminution of the use of harmful drugs. In an interview with Dr. Arthur Dean Bevan, former president of the American Medical association, he dictated and signed the following statement; “It Is possible that in the transition period a few people cut off from the use of alcohol have resotfted to drugs as a substitute, but it this is true it is simply a temporary matter and due to this transition from j the free use of alcohol to prohibition and the number of these cases is very j small compared to the nunlher that were made drug addicts by the free ; use of alcohol in the past.” Proof that the drug habit is not increasing is given in a report on the effects of national prohibition made by Dr. W. E. McLennan, a practical sociologist who undertook this study some months ago at the instance of the social service commission of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ In America. Dr. McLennan was told to get the facts, no matter where they might lead. In order that the survey of the situation might be thoroughly rep resentative the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Harrisburg, Columbus, Chicago and Detroit were visited and consultation was had with social workers, police officers, business men and others in daily contact with all classes of people. The most tangible evidences of the effects of prohibition are found in the police and court records of the cities, which shefw a decrease in the number of criminals confined or on trial running from 30 to 90 per cent, Columbus and Harrisburg showing improved conditions approximating the latter figure. Reports from the city hospitals show there now are few cases of the kind classed as “hospital bums.” Police records bear out the statement of the medical authorities quoted, that the number of “dope” cases since prohibition became effective is sdnall. ——— The Right Thing at the Right Time By MAST MARSHALL S. DCFFKE. Lord Chesterfield in his famous let ters to his son advises against asking a direct question. And undoubtedly in these days when our idea* of good manners and good breeding are somewhat diflerent from those of Lord Chesterfield it is of ten not extremely polite to ask a point blank question. Still there are perfectly permissible questions that one may ask, but politeness demands that we ask them without too great abruptness. For instance it is less courteous to say, “What time is it?” than “Will you please tell me the time?” So In asking strangers directions, it is the part of politeness always to soften your request by some word* that make your ques tion less abrupt. Sometimes yon may wish to learn something about your neighbors affairs of a sort that you need not hesitate to ask them, still you should not ask such questiqns abruptly. Your question of in quiry should not indicate that they are obliged to tell you, but that you would consider it a favor if they would do so, so instead of saying, "Where did you get that shrub?” you might go about it with greater politeness. WHAT READERS ASK. "When asking a waiter to help you to something should you say please? I have been told that one should not say please to servants. Is this true?” There Is certainly no reason why you should not say please to waiters and servants in general. Te be sure there IS a difference In the way that we ask for things. If we are asking a servant to do some thing that Is part of his regular work for which we pay him we need not use the same words that we would use were we asking someone else to do the same thing. Moreover, some persons never use the expression, “May I have,” etc., with a waiter, the Idea being that the servant would not have any right to refuse you the thing asked for, and that yon would preferably uae the form, "Please get me,” etc. France Recognizes the New Guatemala PARIS, June 23.—The new government of Prftiident Carlos Herrera of Guate mala has been recognized by France. WHEN A GIRL MARRIES A New Serial of Young Married Life By ANN LISLE. CHAPTER VXXI. Tears were very close to my eyes. I wonder what would have happened if I had let them come, If I had cried out my thoughts: “Oh, It won’t do for him to go walking about all day! So he hasn’t a Job, after ail. And be is so happy becauae he thinks he has! Oh Betty, what shall we do?” Instead, I said coldly: "He has probably thought of that Mrs. Bryce, and arranged accordingly. And then I marched In to put the melon on the table. When I came back again Betty had served up the vegetables and had set them on top of the oveu to keep hot. “Thank you for all yon've done, Mrs. Bryce. You've helped wonderfully. Now we’ll go In. Please let me have your apron. I want you to be company from now on.” I got the sentences out Jerk ily, and Betty, looking at me gravely, obeyed- It was Jim who helped me carry on the roast and the vegetables—he Insisted on snatching a kiss from the cook, 4TME M WM EN STORE A——+-! .u.Jl=r?Y7==r---- Don’t Overlook Our Suit Sale Scores oj Men's Finest Suits at 20% Discount —This does not include our entire stock, but it does include scores of our best sellers in cheviots, cassimeres, flannels and unfinished worsteds. Suits you’ll he proud to own and wear right now, and values you’ll not be able to secure this fall. Come in today and look them over. ✓ Oxfords You’ll Like Special at $4.50 —Regular $6.00 and $6.50 values in ’ jjyP black oxfords, three styles to choose 1 from, offered for your selection at the | i y & special price of $4.50 per pair. i BRINGING UP FATHER. WHAVtj THE MATTER- bTICK AROUND - I'M THEVRff A IDUPLE OP ' |( I COULD UCK COME ON * CVbEY V/HKTt> THE.' UI "" f Z T”I I Jl4€>- -YOU LOOK <OMNAv e>EAT UP TOD4H C>IRuP>*C>UT IT ! THEM IF THET" o£> wr-'i i kn-rw NO- 1 vJUt> ) I INDIANA DAILY TIMES, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1920. MABEL NORMAND HAD TO BE FAT * So the Movie Boys *Blew Up ’ Fair Mabel Sad fate for Mabel Normand. She has been “blown up.” Oh, no, she was not blown to the four winds and her fair form made into ham burger. Far from that. Mabel has just completed George Ade’3 “The Slim Princess” and in this movie she was the slim Kalora, a member of a harem. The fair Kalora in being a beau pole in place of a’nice, big and fat lady of the harem, was not a favorite of the men of a land who demand much weight to their women. So poor Kalora had to get fat. So to make the fair Mable of the de sired dimensions and weight, she was "blown up.” Mabel was made to* grow fat by a simple process of rubber bags and air pumped Into them. Mabel was then satisfactorily fat. She “out-fatted” the fattest of the harem beauties. All this happens In “The Slim Princess,” to be seen soon In this city. -1- -i- -I MOVIE FLICKERS. "The Courage of Marge O’Doone,” now at the Circle, is a story of the Canadian northwest in which two grizzly bears stage a fight "The Love Expert,” with Constance Talmadge Is the current offering at Mr. Smith’s. “Trilby,” with Clara Kimball Young today Is In its final presentations at the Isis. Charlie Ray will close his engage ment In “Paris Green” with today’s showings at the Alhambra. “Why Change Your Wife?” continues in the third week of its engagement at English’s. Marjorie Ramheau continues at the Ohio in “The Fortune Teller,” a dra matic story. Wauda Hawley is the star In "Miss Hobbs,” in which sho appears as a man hater who la tamed, now at the Colonial. The Regent is featuring “When Bear cat Went Dry.” -I- -I- 4- VAUDEVILLE. Weber, O’Donnell and Westfield, three former messenger boys who sang to gether while delivering messages, and who later decided to go upon the stags, are a feature of the vaudeville bill at the Lyric this week. They present a ainglng act. “Aladdin’a Lamp” is the feature on the current bill at Keith's. which restored her composure, but only for a brief moment, for when we re turned to onr guests I could see that B<-tty bad been talking confidentially to Capt- Winston. Her head waa close to bla. I felt sure that she had been asking him what to do about Jim. An angry wave of resentment swept over me. Wo were asking no favors. Then why couldn’t they leave ua alone to manage our own affairs.” But I managed to conceal my feelings, ao dinner was a social as well as a gas tronomic success. Capt Winston called it the “delicious est borne meal he had met on this side of the pond.” And Jim beamed. Every one helped “clean off” so that waa over In a Jiffy. Then (’apt. Winston asked who was for running around to the garage with him to get his car—and Betty volunteered. I saw through that, and 1 determined they shouldn't “talk ua over.” So I said smoothly: “Silly children! We'll phone for It" And they had to. Betty’s turban was In place In a mln uate or two. To adjust a veil over my SOME EYES -v , Mt BEN TURPIN. Far from a beauty prize winner is Ben Turpin of the Sennett fun forces, but ho is there when it comes to coining honest laughs. Os course you remember him In "Yan kee Doodle in Berlin'' and in “Undo Tom Without the Cabin.” He certainly can make his eyes mis behave. \ LaFollette, the man with many facea, is the chief offering at the Broadway. The Rialto is featuring William Rus sell in a mode, “Twins of Suffering Creek.” -I- -I- + THE MURAT. The Stuart Walker players are pre senting anew play, “The Storm Bird," at the Mu:at this week. sailor took longer, so she left me and went eu: to Join "the hoys.” When 1 was alone, I began to see how I had blundered through pride as grave as Jim’s own. I have failed my hoy, for he needs me to bridge the gap be tween that pride of hta and the things : from which it shuts him off. I must have dreamed over-long. For from tho doorway Jim summoned me. "Annet The car Is here—we're wait- j tng, Hurry, dear.” “Where’s Betty? Ask her to come here." I said, determined now to beg her to forgive me—-to help us both. “Bhe and Terry have run ahead. : They’re waiting at the elevator. Come on, honey." I aighed, half In disappointment, half In relief. But I determined that before wo came bom* I would manage s few words alone with Betty.—Copyright, 1920. (To be Contlnned.) T. R/s Sort-in-Law Gets War Decoration WASHINGTON, June 23.—Lieut Col. Richard Derby, son-in-law of the late j Col. Roosevelt, has been awarded the i distinguished serrtca medal, according to an announcement made public today j by tho war department Ladiet' Hand Bag t Toilet Specials Bargain Table JAP ROSE TOILET §S§ fi,' Bft 1 if . Sl : -' WS§j 51.25 TO $1.48- MUSLIN special, 3. 13c SYLVAN OR JAP i- ! plain, ruffle POWDEH I . CLM ... 9c Wash, and Alabama Bta., Just East of Courthouse. special • 69c ANNUAL JUNE SALE \ Big Reductions in All Departments Many Pretty Styles of Wash Dresses lljSßiSpl! Are Here for Your Choosing ffifijSr vK "W omen who are seeking really distinctive home, street or after -110011 frocks, reasonably priced, will find in these pleasant as ! sortments of new dresses, a delightfu l solution to their problems. Vj\popp Indiana’s dresses are always pleas llljry tj rok.-* ing in style, simple, yet effective. I|/j \\\ The ma t er * a l s are those soft, fine ginghams and dainty voiles that Id I \ retain their freshness and newness aftef many washings. The / \lJg 0 1 ' patterns are varied and distinctive. There are styles and sizes here for both matron and maid. June Sale Prices w|jg $4- 98 uptc si9.so mmM ffffj All Alterations Free Interest Turns to Tub Skirts Just another instance o£ the all-inclusive way these sales anticipate summer needs. The tub skirt is indispensable in the summer wardrobe—especially this year. These Skirts in Simple, Youthful Lines Are Notable for Clever Details, Skillfully Applied. 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