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—“THIS IS THE YEAR”—
STRANGE TO SAY, up to this time the initials of the next president
have not been found in an egg or on any wheat grains.
JUST THINK what a shampoo would have been afforded by that one
egg which furnished enough omelette for sixteen persons.
IF A WOMAN foreman is a forelady, should a chairman of the same
sex be a chairwoman? And how about henchwomen in politics?
WHAT HAS HAPPENED to Evansville s police chief does not ap
pear to have discouraged the seekers of the same job in Indianapolis.
“TELEPHONE Call New Clew in Eiwell Case,” Bays a headline. Won
der if he died of old age or was it from a shock over being able to get
REFERRING TO the federal agents’ raid on Bouth Rend, a newspaper
headline says: “Visit to the City Made Without Local Authorities Having
Any Advance Knowledge of Plan.” Not knocking the local authorities, of
THREE HENS belonging to a New York man devoured some cement
and water In the barnyard and turned to concrete, dying in as petrified
condition as any early Egyptian mummy. Something was wrong with the
correspondent, however. He overlooked saying they first laid a few hard
Sure, Wilson Did It!
Those of us who have for some time been somewhat puzzled over the
unauthorized 6trike of switchmen throughout the United States and those
of us who have severally attributed it to “red influences” and general un
rest and dissatisfaction with the existing control of the brotherhoods may
now see the error of their deductions.
For we have it on the authority of the “elderly statesmen” who com
prised the senatorial dynasty that controlled the republican convention
that “Wilson did it.”
Tucked in carefully at the end of a rather meaningless bit of self
praise for the enactment of the transportation act we find that the plat
form committee of the senatorial cabal has definitely settled responsibility
for the switchmen's strike.
We are told that the provisions of this act for the peaceful settlement
of wage disputes were "partially nullified" by the delay of the president in
appointing the wage board created by the act and that “this delay precipi
tated the outlaw railroad strike.”
Remarkable, isn’t it, how failure to provide a board for the purpose of
hearing wage disputes lawfully presented should have precipitated an
“outlaw railroad strike?"
Only a senatorial mind could have conceived that theory.
Only a perverted, abnormal hate could have given birth to so abnor
mal a line of reasoning.
Back to the Farm!
Out in Kansas, harvest hands are starting the day with a breakfast of
four fried eggs, three slices of ham, heaps of fried potatoes, six slices of
bread and butter and two cups of coffee.
For dinner they have large helpings of roast beef, mashed potatoes,
corn, peas, turnips, stacks of bread, topped off with cherry and peach pies,
Supper is a repetition of dinner.
And the wage i6 |7 a day.
College students are said to have been attracted to the wheat fields in
larger numbers than ever before —and no wonder.
Think what such meals and $7 a day mean to a college student, or to
Life on the farm under these circumstances is likely to be compared
by the young men to life In the learned professions, in favor of the former.
It will be surprising If the back-to-the-farm movement does not show
While a great part of the United States Is pondering over tho com
plexities of the car shortage, Tipton county, Indiana, is confronted also with
a shortage of teachers for the next school year.
Tipton county is mentioned merely because it is the latest to report;
virtually every county is facing the same sort of shortage
Os course for some kinds of shortages substitutes can be utilized with
more or less success—in case one can not get coal, for example, one can
at least burn the back fence and the board walk.
But when It comes to a dearth of teachers, a serious situation is
confronted. Who else can Inculcate in the young mind the higher idtais —
“teach the young idea,” so to speak, “how to shoot?”
Possibly, however, there is one solution—a bit more money per annum
might do much to change the shortage.
Is the Bootlegger Boss?
Edgar Schmitt, chief of police of Evansville, Ind., and convicted head
of the Evansville booze ring, was sentenced to two years in the federal
penitentiary at Atlanta and fined 12,000 by Judge Anderson In the federal
court at Indianapolis. The police department at Evansville bought a boat
and operated It to run whisky from Kentucky Into Indiana. In that way it
became an Interstate business in booze ajid got Into the United States
court. Whenever a bootlegger gets Into a United States court he usually
pleads guilty and throws himself upon the mercy of the court, because he
knows he is going to get a penitentiary sentence and hopes to make it as
short as possible.
Saloons are running openly In Chicago and whisky is sold over the
bar. The governor recently charged that policemen In Chi
cago sold whisky. That was a pretty stiff charge to make, but 60 far It
has not been disproved. Twelve men now are In the county jail at Chicago
waiting to be hanged for murder. Every one of them can credit the crime
which has brought him to the gallows to bootleg whisky.
We publish In this issue of the Blade a most distressing story of the
killing at Hanover, N. H.. of a college student by another student. It
seems that the slayer was engaged in bootlegging whisky to other students
and quarreled with his victim over a bottle of the stuff. The dead man
had just passed all of his examinations and would have graduated In a few
days. The failure of the state of New Hampshire to enforce the liquor
laws and the failure of our national government to prevent the bringing
in of booze from Canada will cost two valuable lives, wreck prominent
families and injure an old established institution of education.
The republican platform left the booze question entirely alone. Anti
saloon league officials claim to have proofs that Senator Harding, the
republican candidate for president, was a few years ago a stockholder In
a brewery. There Is no he has as yet sold that stock. The
wet democrats are going to San Francisco with the Idea of injecting a wet
plank Into the democratic platform. The dry democrats say that this will
split the party. I have no doubt that if such a plank Is injected there will
be few democratic candidates for president. It is more than likely that
the democrats will go no farther In the matter in their platform than did
tne republicans and will take the same position that many republicans
did on the outside, that the eighteenth constitutional amendment, prohib
iting booze, is now a law, affirmed as such by the supreme "court of the
United States, and that there is no occasion for further argument on the
question any more than there is on the question of the fourteenth amend
ment, which prohibits slavery.
However, when the fourteenth amendment was passed, slavery be
came absolutely dead and no more-negroes were either bought or sold.
There is a real issue before the people on the prohibition question, how
ever, and that is the enforcement of the law. There is no doubt that in’
time the government can wipe booze out entirely in the country if con
gress will appropriate sufficient money to enforce the law and the national
administration is in favor of enforcing it —W. D. Boyce in the Saturday
Blade, Chicago. / . \ j '
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“ Jfce-Cream Cones , Please ”
Os course I like the “movies,” good books
and tramps afield,
There's fun ’way up thd river, picnics
their pleasures yield,
And I like the quiet hours when the evening:
But there Is one joy o’erwhelmlng, a joy
When Son he has a party, invites in “Tub”
And then we serve refreshments, that’s fun
enough, I’ll say.
Why I like to watch ’em frolic, and I’n. glad
to join ’em, too,
Play hide-and seek, ’r “blind man’s-buff,” as
real kids like to do,
And finally when we’re resting. Son ’ll sigh
and always say,
“Oh, Dad, y’ gonna buy us Ice cream cones
Gee, I feel that bliss unbounded, as I take
’em down the street,
To get my “guests of honor” an Ice cream cone
WHEN A GIRL MARRIES
A New Serial of Youriy Married Life
By ANN LISLE.
While I sat watting for Fvelyn and
Maspn to brU up the dinner party
•he had arranged with such mystifying
results anew terror assailed me—who
would pay th check?
That .Tim would not he Mr. Dalton’*
guest was certain; that Evelyn and Neal
would scarcely permit Terry Winston
to take the bill stood to reason. And
l felt sure that neither my husbenrt
nor my 'brother had money enough to
pay for this lavish repast.
But Fvvy s generalship took care of
the situation. First she turned to N“al
ned disposed of the drink problem
greatest of my worries
“Daddle, two glasses is my limit and
the man who Is driving home with me
can’t have a dxop wore, either. I think
more Is in bad taste—and don’t you?”
And Neal, with a groat air of social
wisdom, agreed! I wished she bad aald
nil drinking was undesirable, but I
.•ould see 'that she knew how to man
Her next more was to announce that
Tat Dalton could have the chock for his
wine and pay the tip along with It.
“The dinner was taken care of lon*
ago, boys; no scolding about that!” she
said. "And now let’s run along, for I
hnte to drive in with the early dawn.”
and led the way to the dress.ng room.
There Carlotta Sturges’ evident desire to
The Young Lady
Across the Way
M m. ey Tk* Mefiewm lyMmn
Tho young lady across the way says
she sees that the agitation for a national
corrupt practices act has been renewed,
but she feels sure there are enough hon
est men in congress to prevent the legal
izing of such things as that.—Copyright,
BRINGING UP FATHER.
' OH’. LIWEIS TO ji !bAV-MANCIE YOU MAKE ME SICK- IO LOVE TO MEET All <JO UP AND A fTT' ’ J| I
THE MOCKING * IWT THERE ENUF-THAT LlVct) UP IF HE I* HIM TO HEAR WHAT A*k. HIM -TM NOT *1 HE MOVEO OUT THrt> I ■
- B,p o „ ANT bOTT STAIRS TO HEAR MV VOICE-RE’=> ALIVE HE THINK'b rfSSSh AFRA OOF WiM # v L_, MORNING !!! . ■
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INDIANA DAILY TIMES, SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1920.
. chat with Betty made It easy for me to
■ manage a few minutes alono with Ere
j "Tht whole rr.rty was horrid--and I
did so want to give you a good time,
j dear," she whispered, slipping her erra
j through mine and rubbing her chic
, against my aim.
j "Evvy, you were a dear to stop Neal
Ifn m taking another glass," I began, bo;
he Interrupted earnestly.
"Oh, Anne, dear, I would have stopped
him from touching n thing; but I didn't
want to offend Carlotta. Her father is
a big promoter and I thought he might
te useful to Jim or Neal. That's whj
I arranged this meeting. But I didn't
dream that she would bring Pat Daltoa.
oureiy yon uatlerstand that?"
There was a question in her voice. It
made me lein. mbei the er ih.nt enmity
Jim felt for Mr. Dalton. It emcd that
I Evvy thought I understood its cause,
and I couldn’t bring myself to tell h*r
: how comp'ctoly Jn the dark I was about
I the part this reckless. tired-eyeJ man
i h *<l rinyed In my husband * life,
| "Yon see I've always kept up with
j Pat because he and Tom are good
frier.ls"--went cn Evvy. And then I in
In tho matter of Neal's drinking and
the grarioua way she had saved nil ein
! harrasaraer t over the dinner check Evvy
had proved herself a good friend and a
i thoroughbred. I would draw on ‘that
| friendship now. Her speaking of Tom
Mason had revealed vividly to mind my
need of sending off the blue robe for
which her cousin had telegraphed.
"That reminds me I’m In a little dif
ficulty. Evelyn. Will you help me?” t I
asked with none of the hesitancy I 1
had felt when Iletty offered to help me
In a far more serions case.
_ Evvy seized my hand and squeezed It. ;
“Anne. I'm only a little fluff—at least
that's what some folks think. But I'm
devoted to you, and Jim is on# my old
est friend*—and now there is an added
He that adorable kid brother of—-ours.
Oh, yes, I‘y* adopted him, too! So ask
anything you like.”
“I can’t say much now—Betty will be
angry if we stay in tho corner having j
secrets much longer." I whispered.
“Oh. that snobbish Icicle! You don't
care for her, do you, Anne? Jim Isn't |
fond of her, is he?” she exclaimed,
eagerly. Evidently Evelyn had not yield- j
ed to Betty's charm!
“Never mtnd Betty. Evelyn, there is
a package Jim took to your cousin's .
house by mistake, and now Mr. Mason j
must have it at once. Jim alarts to j
work in the morning, so I want to go
over and get It but not alone. Will
you go with mo?”
"Os course, clear. I'll bring m.v lit- j
tie car around for you in the morning, -
and we’ll tend to your errand and then j
have a bite of lunch together," ngreed 1
Evvy with ready sweetness.— Copyright !
1920. ’ !
(To bo continued.)
The Right Thing:
at the Right Time
By MAKY MAKISiIAI.L S. DI'FFXZ.
HOLIDAY DON'T ft.
Don’t carry more hand luggage with
you than you can conveniently dis
Remember that yon are only entitled
to a singlo sent in tho day coach or a
The judgment of some of Indiana’s most conserv
■ •• 'I tive and successful business men had led them to in
! ® vest their own money in the Midwest Engine Com
pany to the extent of millions of dollars. This in
f, ! ? 1 vestment was, of course, made only after the most’
searching investigation. Not a single element of the *
Nilu a LS! ENGINE 3 Midwest proposition escaped the almost microscopic A
COMPANY study. These men KNOW that every dollar put into I
S A FLETCHER 0 the Midwest securities will be returned after having I
Prt*. Fietck'er African Ktsfi Bank. g paid 8% profit, and that there will still remain in the M
T t rmu ok hands of the investor one-half share of Common for ]
„ „ a every share of Preferred that he originally bought. ■
*“ 8 -0,(3 b onus costs him absolutely nothing anff can I
WALTER MARMON 1 reasonably be expected to acquire great value. Best I
F, “ tl ° rivU * “ V of all, independent of this Common stock bonus, 1
CARL G. FISHER g Midwest Preferred is, of itself, in a preferential ■
JAMES A. ALLISON 0 I position and an unusually attractive offer.
CIIAS. R. SOMMERS 9 I Have you reserved for yourself a reasonable ■
Pret The Gilton Company. 0 i \ amOUnt of this Stock? , I
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chair in the Pullman car, and If you
have many bags and boxes they are sure
to trespass on the territory of your fel
Large luggage should b* checked on
you ticket and seat to the baggage car,
Don’t open windows regardless of
other persona; always consult the wishes
of the others sharing your sent.
Don't permit tile raised shade of your
window to let in the blinding sunlight in
the eyes of a passenger behind you.
If possible provide yourself with a
timetable and correct watch before start
ing on your trip, so as not lo have to
nsk • the coduetor or brakeman Innum
erable question In transit.
Don't leave luggage projecting so that
those passing In the aisle might stum
ble over It.
Don’t put heavy luggage In the racks
This It dangerous, ns a wudden lurch of
the train might cause tt to fall, and—
on to those below.
The racks are intended only for light
Don’t disturb others by walking up
and down the aisl, and leaving your
seat for innumerable drinks of water.
The one who travels with the least com
motion and who sits most quietly is
the one who feels and looks less fatigued
after the day’s trip.
Don’t think that just because you are
off on a holiduy every one else It. You
may have time to loiter, but others
may be intent on business.—Copyright,
PIKE MADE DELEGATE.
P. C. Dyke, secretary of tho India nap
oils-Lafayette section of the American
Institute of Electrical Engineers, will bo
the local delegate to th£ national con
vention at White Sulphur Springs, W.
Va., Juno 28 to July 2.
Mr. Tyke is connected with the public
service commission of Indian".
PUSS IN BOOTS JR.
By DAVID CORY.
"I wonder where I'll go now?” said
Buss, Junior, as the farmer's wife, who
had Just cut off the tails of the three
little mice, returned to the house with
out even so much as bidding him good
"Como with me,” said the little black
“What for?" usked Puss doubtfully.
“What for?” said the mooley cow.
"Why, she's the
'Hlckety, pickoty, my black hen.
>tie lays good eggs for gentlemen;
Gentlemen come every day
To see what my black hen doth lay.’ ”
“Indeed." said Puss. "Os course I will."
And then the little black hen jumped
off the fence rail, and giving a con
tented cluck-clnck, strutted across the
field. The good-natured mooley cow and
“She's a wonderful little thing,” con
fided the cow to Puss as they neured
a big red barn, on one side of which
fctood a great hay stack and on the other
a well-fllh and corn crib, “you should sec
the fine gentlemen who drive up every
morning to get some of her nice fresh
“Now. I'm going into the barn,” said
tho little black hen, “and when I cackle
throe times I'll have something to show
So Pubs Junior and the cow sat down
on the milking stool and waited, and
after awhile. Just as the littlo black hen
said “Cackle, cackle, cackle!" a big au
tomobile drove up into the barnyard.
"Hoult! Honk!" screamed the brass
‘‘Look out!" yelled Puss Junior,
scrambling off the milking stool, but the
good ngAflrcd mooley cow didn't even
move. She sat perfectly still and chewed
her cud, for she wasn't uf.aid oi auto
mobiles, even if she never had ridden
“Well, I declare,” exclaimed one of
tho gentlemen as he got out of the car.
“here's a fine pussy eat, booted and
spurred and a mooley cow sitting upon
a milk stool.” And Just them the lit-
“Come With Me.” SUd the Little
tle black hen came out of the barn and
commenced to cackle at a great rate.
"Come la," she said, “and see my nest
full of lovely white eggs.” Bo the two
fine gentlemen nnd Puss Junior followed
her Into the barn, but the good-natured
mooley cow didn't get off the milking
stool. She Just sat there chewing her
cud In a most contented way, and there.
right close to the mooley cow's stsl
was a little round nest. |
“I can't let you have more than tw|
eggs today,” said the little black heJ
"for I'm going to give Puss Junior orj
and that will leave only the china en
in the nest.” And after that sho aanl
this little song: j
' Every day an egg I lay, |
I’m a thrifty hen. |
But If you must taka tw#, I
Please don't come again."—
right, 1920. ■
(To Be Continued.) B
Mapleton Citizens e
A committee which will go before tiJ
hoard of public works to ask for the La
provement of Boulevard place was ap|
pointed at a meeting of the Mgplatot
Civic association in Weber’s hall, Thirtg'
fourth street and Capitol avenue, keel
Other committees appointed were I
vigilance committee and a welfare com
Men were appointed to see that tjd
streets were kept clean In every bid
of that part of the city where mt-aaQfflj
of the association live.
Over 300,000 Auto
Licenses in Stzl
The 300,000 mark has been pa* = -
the automobile license department o3n§&
Statistics quoted by H. D. McClelJH
in charge of the issuing of the
show that more than 800.000 licesseH
the passenger, motor truck and eleflß
vehicle types have been issued byfcl’p
A daily average of 300 license flsSff
is being issued.
ALAS! POOR MAGGIE.
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