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lutara Mattel Mirws INDIANAPOLIS, IND. Daily Except Sunday, 26-29 South Meridian Street. Telephones—Main 3600. New 28-361 MEMBER OF AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS. _ _ tCMcago, Detroit, St. Louis, G. Logan Payne & Cos. Advertising Offices (\ew York, Boston, P ayne. Burns & Smith, Inc. Stop! Look! Listen! Y/hose fault was it —the sudden snuffing out of eighteen lives in this state Sunday as the result of two collisions between automobiles and pas senger trains —one near Huntingburg and the other west of Franklin? According to the information received, both occurred at dangerous rail road crossings. The one near Huntingburg, where the persons killed were riding on a truck, was where the road enters a deep cut that intercepts a view of the track, and the other, it is believed, was the result of the driver following another automobile and not noticing the approaching train The lesson is plain, but will it deter others from taking chances —of be lieving they can “beat the train to it.” For so long as the railroads are not required to provide proper safe guards for the public using the roads the public must look out for Itself. During the summer months, and especially on Sundays, accidents sim ilar to these have occurred, and it seems will continue to occur until all drivers of automobiles will have learned by ifeart that old caution "Stop! Look! Listen!” or at least look and listen and take no chances with the lives of themselves and of those entrusted to their care. The War Memorial Again The question of a war memorial for Indiana is again before the peo ple and may come before the legislature if Gov. Goodrich means what he says this time and actually calls a special session. The bill was not permitted to come before the last special session be cause of the activities of the state administration in convincing certain members of the assembly that they were serving the republican party by not taking it up and in convincing certain members of the American legion that the bill would be made the basis of a party quarrel if submitted at that time. The proposal is that $10,000,000 should be spent on a building which would truly represent Indiana’s appreciation of the service rendered by Hoosiers in the world war. Ten million dollars is a lot of money, but Indiana has a lot of apprecia tion to express. The building would, according to present proposals, include facilities for the national headquarters of the American legion. The legion national headquarters means a great deal to Indianapolis and to Indiana, and if possible it must be retained. In order that the headquarters may be retained Indiana must show that it has better facilities for taking care of the headquarters than any one of a number of other cities which will seek to secure it at the legion na tional convention in September. The program proposed in bills which have already been drafted is an ambitious one, probably the most elaborate of any ever proposed in Indian apolis. Mayor Jewett and many others who are back of some of the bills are still sticking to the plaga idea, which has so long -been proposed in In dianapolis, and it is likely that this idea will be incorporated In the bill as it is finally presented to the assembly. The mayor’s idea is to bring about the formation of a public plaza, extending from the Federal building on the south to the city library on thp north. This scheme would leave University and St. Clair parks in their pres ent status, would eventually require the removal of the state school for the blind to another site and would necessitate the clearing of two solid blocks of private property. This last is the most difficult problem, as it would entail an enormous expenditure. Unquestionably, such a plaza would be an asset to the city, but it re mains to be seen whether the scheme is practicable in view of the limited finances of the city, county and state,, and the already high rate of taxes Perhaps the legislature will think it best to go slowly on such an elaborate program. At the same time, the fact remains that Indiana should have a war memorial building worthy of the name and that Indianapo'is should retain the national headquarters of the American legion. Making Meridian Street Safer There is a big question as to whether the plan to make North Me ridian a one-way street would work out satisfactorily. Those who propose this so-called solution of the problem do not seem to have figured out what would become of the “other way” traffic. North' Meridian is a popular thoroughfare in both directions. It is used both ways at all hours because it is virtually the only good street all the way out the north side, from the standpoint of the motorist. Traffic is heavy on North Meridian, but no more so than on main traveled streets in many other cities. And North Meridian Is wide enough for all its traffic if there is proper regulation. A pair of motorcycle police patrolling the street in the late afternoon are doing all they can to keep the cars in line. A sufficient number of police, kept on the job, would in time be successful in impressing upon motorists the necessity of straight driving. The disposition of some driv ers to sidle their cars all over the street slows up traffic and often is the cause of accidents. Another cause of accidents is the reckless manner in which cars dive from cross streets into the streams of north and south-bound trafffe with out slackening speed and without signaling other drivers or pedestrians. A “crossing stop” rule would do away with this. At every street inter section where there is no officer to signal traffic, all vehicles should be re paired to ccme to a full stop before entering North Meridian. It may be said that this gives right of way to north and south traffic, but since the bulk of the traffic is going in those directions it would seem fair enough. Such a rule would be in the interest of safety at the corners—for the driver turning in as much as for the main traffic, to say nothing of the pedestrians who take their lives jn their hands when they essay a cross ing under present conditions. Os course there is no use in having regulations unless they are en forced. Women in Politics Women are playing a far more important part in the democratic con vention than was the case at the republican sessions. And they are think ing for themselves. v Women members of the democratic national committee had their part in the hearings that were given the contesting Georgia delegations and the advocates and opponents of Senator James A. Reed of Missouri. Senator Reed, long a foe of the suffragists, had failed of election as a delegate from Missouri because of his stand against the national administration and his bitter opposition to votes for women. Senator Reed’s case came before the national committee at San Fran cisco last Saturday. “When the attorneys appearing for and against Mr. Reed had con cluded,” writes Mrs. George Bass, chairman of the women’s' bureau of the democratic national committee, in her report to Tho Indiana Daily Times, “Mrs. W. W. Martin of Cape Girardeau, Mo., was called on to present the situation from the standpoint of the voting woman. , "Her speech met a reception that might make many an old campaigner proud—after it was over one of Senator Reed’s representatives told her she had turned the tables. \ "It was not the speech of a vindictive woman getting even for long years of misrepresentation. Mrs. Martin made it clear that Senator Reed’s anti-suffrage speeches and votes and his open hostility to the of women in politics had nothing to do with her position. She ipyealed to the statutes and the party rules and the three to '>ne vote by wnich the state convention repudiated Senator Reed and refused to accept him as a representative of his district after tNay had refused him the coveted nom ination as delegate-at-large, and she imade it apparent that the women of her state resent the attitude of thelK senior senator toward the present administration far more than his and slurs leveled at the women and the would-be women voters of the nation.” Little by little men are coming to realize that women have arrived, politically, and their point of view must be considered. They are taking their democracy very sevionsix. V ii with ‘/un iaith In aught Is want of faith in all/* QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS How much water should be drunk in summer? This department of The Time* tells you. If you have a question to ask send it with a 2-cent stamp to The In diana Daily Times bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washlng ton, D. C., and the answer will he mailed direct to you. This offer applies strictly to informa tion. Advice is not given. Questions and answers of general In terest are published in The Times, with names of questioners’ omitted. BRINK TEN GLASSES OF WATER. Q. How much water should be drunk in summertime? E. H. T. A. Ten glasses of water dally is the amount recommended for summer weather. “MOTHER OF PRESIDENTS.” Q. Has Virginia had a “Dative son” serving as president for a longer time than Ohio? H. K. G. A. Virginia's “sons” have held this office over forty-four years, while Ohio men have called the wbitehouse home for only twenty-five years. WAGES IN HARVEST FIELDS. Q. About what wages are paid in the harvest fields? T. R. A. It has been announced from Kan sas City that wheat harvesting is under way in Kansas and that harvest hands are paid from $6 to $7 per day. WHAT A “NIZAM” IS. Q. What is a “Nizam”? W. A. F. A. This is the title of the native ruler of “Nizam's Dominions,” a native state of South Central India. The first man to hold this office was Asaf who was ap pointed in 1713. ARTIFICIAL TEETH. Q. Where are' the most artificial teeth made? H. K. L. A. America is, and for the last ten years has been, the largest manufacturer of artificial teeth. The value of this product in the United States for the last decade has been about $50,000,000. CONGRESSMEN'S OFFICES. Q. Do the offices of the senators and representatives dose entirely during tho recess period of congress? A. M. L. A. Thc-re is no general rule concern ing this. Some congressmen close their offices entirely, while others keep secre taries or clerks in Washington to look after routine business such as opening mail and answering inquiries. OUR FARM EXPORTS. Q. How much of our farm produce is exported ’ E. R. D. A. During the year 1019, the export of farm products amounted to about one fourth of the total and was valued at $4,250,000,000. GERMANY DFJ.IVERINO COAL. Q. Is Germany furnishin;} coal to France a* she agreed to do? E. T. A. The reparations commission an nounces the* Germany had delivered 4.656.000 tons of coal to France up to May 30. HOW MUCH DOE* A CAN HOLD? Q. How can I tell how much a can will held? U. T. R. A. Measure the diameter and height of the ran In Inches. Multiply the diam eter by itself and the product by the height; take one-third of one per cent of the total and this answer will be the number of gallons, correct to one-fiftieth. For exact result, two per cent of total may be added. \ ISINGLASS. 1 Q. Wbut is Isinglass, and how is it prepared? E. R. Y. A. Isinglass is the dried swimming bladder* of several varieties of fish. The amount of gelatin In Isinglass is from Sd to 93 per cent, and even more. It Is prepared by tearing the air bladder or sound from the back of the fish, from HOOSIER GIRL'S SMILE AIDS ( THE SHOW SHOP Snappy Musical Act at Lyric —Doane at Keith's—Fox M6vie at Rialto Rather think that Hoosier made smile* art* th* sweetest and brightest on this old earth. If you doubt that expression anil down to the Murat with yenr p_lm leaf fan and see I.ael Davis in “The Show Shop.” Miss Davis was formerly of Crawfords vllle, Ind., but now of this city, and many In the nudienre were heard to whisper. “Oh, how sweet she Is.” and “Isn’t her smile Just the dearest thing In the world?” To Miss Davis falls one of the big roles of this fonr-aet play about stage life and this little lloosler miss sailed through her first leading role with the Stuart Walker players last* night In splendid fashion. Miys Davis has the role of Bettinn Dean, whose mother Is bound to make another Maude Adams out of her, but Bettina wants to marry Jerome Belden (McKay Morris) and settle down on a farm with the cows and the chickens. ./ But mamma (played by Judith Dowry) will not listen to the wedding bells un til daughter has a New York triumph, and so the lover and Max Rosenbaum (Aldrich Bowker) pick a play for Bettina which they think will be 11 failure, Ipjt It aims out to a great hit. Yes, gentle reader, the wedding bells ring for* Bettina and Jerome, and the last we see of them Is a hasty exit to the little church around the corner. The third *et gives a glimpse of a stage dress rehearsal, and although this was rather drawn out In spots, the au dience liked the clowning and the an tics of Morris. Miss Lowry has never had a better suited part than that of the stage mother and her little hysterical scene In the third act Is Immense. Fine work, Miss Lowry. Aldrich Bowker, as the show prodticer, gives a splendid performance, and It is so well done that we do not hesitate to say that his work Is one of the big outstanding features of this Stuart Walker production. Mr. Morris has a role which will en hance his reputation as a matinee idol, but the role does not appeal to the writer as his character did last week In “The Storm Bird.’’ You will never recognize Thomas Kelly as the aged night clerk of the hotel. Let us hive Mr. Kelly In youthful roles, Mr. Walker. As usual John Wray, as one of the ac tors of the play, again gives that rich ring of sincerity which causes his work to stand out. prominently. Elizabeth Patterson, as a weary actress, BRINGING UP FATHER. IKq fi>ElE THAT THI-b I* ) II THAT WAh MlVb SMITH || If ~ Nlf O 1 LOOK^ CONN aan A large: we The c lf I more ukc [ yp,,. INDIANA DAILY TIMES, TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 1920. which It has been loosened by striking several blows with a wooden club, then washing in cold water. The black outer skin is removed with a knife, again washed and spread on a board to dry'lu the open air, with the white, shiny skin turned outward. To prevent shriveling or shrinking, the bladders must be fast ened to a drying board. Tho best qual ity of isinglass comes from sounds that are dried in the sun. After drying, tbe_ sound is again moistened with warm’ water, and the interior shiny skin is re moved by hammering or rubbing. Fin ally, it is rolled between two polished iron rollers. BRAZIL. Q. What part of thre population of South America is in Ijranil? E. U. A. Almost half of the people In South America live in Brasil. This country, however, comprises almost half the land of the continent. USING NAVY’S WIRELESS. Q. Can' private citizens use the navy’s radio sys*ein ? L. E. W. A. A resolution 'was reported favor ably by the merchant marine committee of the house of representatives, which allowg any American citizen, press asso ciation. or business firm to use the navy's radio system- at rates fixed by the sec retary of the department. A “WET MOON.” Q. At the appearance of anew moon, it is often spoken of as a wet or dry moon. Please describe a “wet moon.” L. U. R. A. A “wet moon” is anew moon hav ing one horn much lower than the other, thus resembling a tilted bowl. It is er roneously believed to be a sign of a great deal of rain during the month. IMPORTS FROM .JAPAN, Q. Do we export ns much to Japan as we import from that island? S. E. R. A. The value of imports from Japan exceeded the exports to that country In 1919 by $43,488,510. FIRST MEMORIAL DAY ORDER IN ’6B CHICO, Cal., June 29.—The custom of observing an annual Memorial day was instituted In ISfiS when Gen. Jo seph A. T.ogan was commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, ac cording to Justice Norton P. Chlpman of the Third California district court of appoels, who then was adjutant gen eral of the organisation. “In May. ISAM.' said Judge Chlpman, in an article written for the Chico En terprise, “I received a letter from u comrade residing In Cincinnati, 0., sug gesting that In some of the countries of Europe It was the custom to strew with tlowers In the spring time the grave* ot heroes who hsd fallen in defense of their country, and asked If some such custom would not be appropriate to commem orate the services of our comrades who had given tlicir lire* that the nation might not perish. “I made a rough draft on May fi, 18dS, of general order No. 11, and took It to Gen. Logan at tlie house of representa tives, who promptly approved of Us is suing, and added also to what I had draw a paragraph and directed me to Issue the order at once. "My object was to have the cere monies came in a spring month, hut to postpone It to a date .vlilch would give opportunity for flowers to mature. The 31st of May of that year fell epon Sun day, and so I named May 30. “The order was sent as rapidly as telegraph and mall could reach th* north and west. I think the order rea rhea California by pony express.” A HOOSIER SMILE I MISS I.AEL DAVIS. Here Is Miss Lacl Davis, formerly of Crawfordsville, Ind., who Is playing her first leading role with the Stuart Walker players this week In "The Show Shop.” Why wouldn’t the owner of such a smile mnke a hit? She does; that’s tho answer. does some appealing work. A large cast Is used In this play. Opinion: “The Show Shop” is a good hot weather bill. At the Murat all week. W. D. H. •f* -I- -I MTSICAL ALT EASY WINNER AT LYRIC. There is an easy winner at the Lyric this week and It is an act called Meryl Prince’s Girls. These girls not only have the looks, tho clothes, but they have pleasing voices and exercise real judgment In selecting their song numbers. They have a real winner In a song about some newsboys shooting dice and they put on caps and proceed to 'slqg this pleasing little novelty. Our Most Successful June Clearance Sale Ends Tomorrow at 5:30 p. m. During the past two weeks prices have been cut to the limit to make room quickly on our floors. Hundreds have saved on their furniture, rugs, linoleum and curtain needs. You cannot delay if you need any home furnishing and want to get it at from 1-5 to 1-2 of its real value. BE HERE EARLY WEDNESDAY IU Everything they do has class and re finement and to our way of thinking these girl* are the sure tire winners of tho current show at the Lyric. I’ftty Heat and brother offer a musical act Utch Is different. While Petty plays on an accordion, the brother got* real melody out of empty quart bottles. This act also went over big. The Hyry Collier troupe displayed some well trained bicycles and some ex peit riders; the clown rider as usual rounded up the laughs with his funny mounts. Lila LaVnll, hilled as an aerinlist, dis played a pretty figure and no mean abil ity on the rings and trapeze. The Parker trio arc at their best when not attempting comedy, but when they are singing succors is theirs. Misunderstood motives and conversa tion* between a doctor and his wife form the basis of “Getting an Earful," a sketch presented by Ellsworth and Lin den company. BEATRIX DOAN K NOW AT KEITH’S. The bill at Keith’s this week is opened by Nestor and Vincent In a Juggling novelty and their offering has plenty of variety and surprises. Beatrix Doane Is one of the bright spots on the bill. Miss Doane is a singer of exceptional ability and confines her self mainly to grand opera and senti mental ballads. Muldoon Franklin & Cos. present a rev elry of song, dance and tuusie that de served more applause than it received. The dancers are graceful, ijome really good singing by one of the mnle members of the quartet was well received, de servedly so. Hayden and Breell, an English char acter comedian and prlma donna violin ist, Is the real bright spot in the bill. Hayden's Impersonation of an English man who has Just witnessed Ills first ball game Is a clever piece of work. Hayden Is also a dancer worthy of note and han dles hls feet in big time Rt.vle. Barry McCormack Is styled “Ireland’s representative entertainer,’’ but does not live up to the title. The bill is closed by Page and Green in n comedy acrobatic offering,* As acro bats Page and Green are good tumblers and they had a good line of comedy. THE RIALTO. ' The feature at the Rialto is a William Fox movie, “Camille of the Yukon” and LAST DAY (Trade Mark Registered.) . concerns a woman who meet* the force* J of nature and of man In Alaska. ! It Is an adaptation of the book, “The I Silent Lie," by Larry Evans and ths entire action of the story takes place la ■‘he north. The N'alo Duo. Italian Serenaders, hoijls the most important spot on the new vaudeville bill at the Rialto La Viva, who la billed in elastics In life, is the novelty feature of the bill. The bill Includes Murphy and Klein in | topics and tunes; Ned Melroy, comedian j and the Three Lees, jugglers. -i- -I- -I ---1 THE HBO.ADWAY. As we entered the Broadway yenrer ! day, there was a one-act comedy ocing I played. Murray and Lane were the actors who appeared. L “Hubby's Holiday” Is the name of the i production, which is a farce on the inex ! haustible subject of matrimony. I "Hubby” Is on hls yearly holiday and haa troubles a-plenty at home. Olive and Mack do some singing and dancing In their own xvay. Benny Harrtson and Company have a comedy sketch entitled “Dally De livery.” , And toe Three White Kuhns, Beaty and Blome, dancers; James and Jessie Burns, comedians, and Benny Barton, funster, are also on this week's list of performers. -I- -!- -I THB MOVIES. Tho following movies were reviewed at length in this apace yesterday and are on view today: Doug Fairbanks in “The Mollycoddle” at the Circle; “Treas ure Island’/ at English’s; Lew Cody In "The Butterfly Man” at the Ohio; Bert Lytell In "Alias Jimmy Valentine” at the Colonial; “The Invisible Divorce” at the Alhambra: Loots Bennlson In “High Pockets” at the Regent; Hope Hampton in "A Modern Salbme” at Mister Smith's, and Jack Kerrigan In “No. 96” at the Isis. Appeal Road Case After Eight Years LOUISIANA, Mo., June 29.—A 1 road esse In India township, which has been wrestled with In several courts for the last eight years has finally reached the supreme court; and the end is not yet. The suit is over a small change in a highway which Is being opposed by sev eral farmers, and who are determined the change shall not be made re gardless of the costs, and there certainly will be some costs. The case started In 1912 and the first court tussle came when a remonstrance • was filed against the proposed changw. j While the cose was pending In the | The Young Lady Across the Way The young lady across tho way says Liberty bonds of the first Issue are gen erally quoted higher than those of the fourth, for Insiahcs, and she supposes this Is because lots of people want to get their money back sooner.-—Copyright, 1920. county court It was once dismissed for want of Jurisdiction. The case was appealed to the circuit court, but. the appeal was dismissed. The county court ordered the road overseer to make the change, but an in junction wu* obtained on the ground that the county court had no Jurisdiction. The circuit Judge sustained the con tention. The county court appealed to the ap pellate court In St. Louis. There It was decided the appeal court had no jurisdiction and tho case was sent to the supreme court fjT\\ v >?’"■' v — ~— —vr The Right Thing at the Right Time By MART MARSHALL 8. DITFXC. TOWARD OLD FOLK. There were to be sure primitive can nibal tribes where rudeness to old" per sons amounted to adding them to the bill of fare when they were nqjonger able to do their share In the work of tribal community. In fact a tribe burdened by a numtH of old persons unable to defend tbeH selves and demanding food and sheltV was in danger of being extinguished tribes all of whose members were youifl and agile. But we have progresses somewhat sines that stage of develop rnent. J I In fact, it might be said that the morl civilized and the less savage we are tbl greater is our respect for and courtesjl to old age, J If you go into a house where, when al aged grandmother appears, the youngs! members Instantly rise and suspend coni versation, not to resume until the ol| person has been greeted and seated, yol put It down at once that the members! of that family are well bred. Whereas, when you find a man or women who treats an aged mother or grandmother with scorn; has no regard for such in Amities as deafness or forgatfjjlnes* and assumes an air of lmpatlencsNvltl her, you register the conviction that ttfal man or woman has not true politeness. If hls manners are apparently good otherwise you feel that those manners are only superficial and do not come from the heart. Our good manners toward old persons should be Just the same as our manners to other persons, only more so. That is, we should be especially quick in rising If an old person enter* when we are seated. We never should fail to help an old lady to n chair. At table It should be our special ain to assist, her to her place and we shouH take pains that she understands ant takes part In the conversation. i WHAT READERS ASK. Should a V.'-stess tell her guests what time to ccarte when she asks them tog dinner?” “ Bhe should tell them when dinner la to be served, trusting that they will arrive not more than ten minutes In advance of this time and, of coarse, not later than the dinner time.—Copyright, 192a FATHER’S RIGHT AGAIN.