L YEAR BY YEAR
People Learning to Fight
Diseases by Antitoxins and
CHRONIC ILLS INCREASE
By FREDERIC J. HABKIN.
WASHINGTON, July 7.—You bare a
better chance than your grandfather had
of living your allotted three score years
and ten, because you live in a healthier
Os course, you may depart this life
suddenly before your time by getting In
the way of a rapidly traveling auto, or
as a result of an insignificant pin
But barring accident, the chances of
living to grow oid gracefully are get
ting better every day.
Two hundred years ago the average
person lasted only twenty years on
this danger-infested globe.
Half a century ago the average life
line bed stretched to forty years, and
now it is estimated to have reached
U is true that in the days when
germs flourished unmolested some folk
lived to be 100 years and more, but
babies died by the thousand, und sur
gery was in the saw and hammer stage,
when to perform a major operation was
Today If you get stabbed in the heart
a surgeon coolly opens you up. takes
out your heart in his hand, repairs it
and sews it in as good as ever.
Improved sanitation and scientific war
oc mosquitoes, files and rats are recent
developments which are making life
safer. So are antitoxins, vaccination,
anesthetics, antiseptics and public health
But along with our firmer grip on
Father Time’s coattails we are develop
ing an unprecedented amount of old age
diseases. The public health service re-
I*ortß that never before has there been
so much heart trouble, cancer, chronic
Bright’s disease and artery troubles,
largely because never before have there
been so many elderly people.
DI KING YOUTH.
In time, no doubt, we will attack these
diseases systematically In youth when
they start. It was found recently, foi
Instance, that 20,000 school children in
New York City have evidences of heart
disorder, and this knowledge has led to
special attention to their teeth an<f ton
sils, diet and exercise.
Many of these children live in five
story “walk up” tenements, which ac
counts in some cases for symptoms of
It 1* suggested that pupils with weak
hearts ahould be put in separate schools,
where their health could be more care
fully watched than la the regular pub
lic school buildings.
One-fifth of the deaths over 40 years
are due to heart failure, theugh a large
proportion of heart trouble Is prevent
able, or curable if taken in time.
If old age is a disease, what causes it?
and finally and most important, is it pre
ventable? are questions which have been
answered in many ways, but to which
conclusive answers are still being sought.
It is a well known fact that old age
Is usually accompanied by hardened
arteries, stiff Joints, loss of faculties, and
genera! debility. But these conditions do
not Inevitably occur.
Thomas Edison, who is 73, and who
hopes to live to see 150. says that because
he sticks to a spare diet his arteries are
as soft as in boyhood.
Most of us have known people of more
than 80 years who were more spry and
mentally alert than others of 60. These
people teem to offer greater resistance
to disease due to a strong constitution
and healthy habits of life.
I.ONG LIFE IS
Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, who has
collected data regarding 8,000 persons who
lived to be SO years or over, concludes
that these characteristics are often hand
ed down, so that longevity becomes a
He believes that longevity should be
cultivated as it has been in the Hyde
family noted for consistently long lives
through many generations.
Dr. Bell’s plea, in short, Is for a health
ier race, which will have long life as
one of the signs of its vitality.
No practical method of preventing
senility has ever been discovered.
Metchnikoff's idea that If a man's long
intestine, which Is a great collector of
germs, were cut out he would stand a
good chance of greatly extended youth
has lost favor.
Those who have attained to a vigorous
old age furnish theories that are at least
more practical, though less sensational.
Most* very old people are proud of tbeir
antiquity and like to hand tkeLr recipe
on to posetrlty.
Up to 70, age la a thing to be concealed
if possible, but when the Bible limit is
passed safely and the elderly person
feels as fit as ever he begins to taka a
prfdo in himself as a sort of conqueror
He develops a philosophy as a guide
for others, the only difficulty being that
few of the guides agree.
Thus, many centenarians advise those
who would emulate their achievement to
get plenty of sleep—meaning eight to
twelve hours at night, and a few naps in
your spare time In the day.
But along come some other old age
authorities, Edison, for example, and hold
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‘‘Fifteen hundred miles without a
puncture or a blowout.” crooned Miss
Helen Stacey of this city, who has Just
arrived home ester motoring through
from Denver, Colo.
“But,” she added pensively, “We had
.to be pulled out of the Illinois mud
Miss Stacey and her mother, Mrs.
Sarah Stacey, went out to Denver in
the fall to spend the winter and spring,
going in the ordinary Pullman fashion,
but when they started packing their
trunks for home Mias Helen conceived
the idea of buying a cat and hitting tho
motor trail on the return trip.
And they did, two lone women, with
out the strong arm of a man to pro
tect them from highwaymen or the ter
rors of the road, came over safe ana
’’Why, there is nothing to be afraid
that six hours of sleep In twenty-four
will give the best results.
Many ancient sages thing that only
total abstinence from drinking and smok
ing keeps them youthful, though occa
sionally an expert of equal longevity
fakes issue with them.
There was still living not long ago a
woman known to be 113 years old who
had been a devotee of the corncob pipe
for ninety years.
One old lady who reached 107, left
word for posterity that onions did It—
one at every meal—no matter whether
company was coming or not.
An old man concluded that only by
refusing to kiss or be kissed had he
kept his vigor to 100.
Most centenarians, however, agree
that simple food, enough sleep, fresh
air and a calm temperament are the
prime factors in warding off old age.
Apparently thg only thing to do Is to
work out yonr own plan. Then if you
live to 100 or so you can brag about
If your system fails nobody can say
to you, “I told you so,” anyway, which
is one comfort.
It Is not of great importance to the
race to develop a half dozen centenar
ians or a single duocentenarlan except
that they are an Indication of the possi
bilities of resisting disease.
It is a more significant achievement,
so far as the race is concerned, to in-'
crease the period of maximum useful
ness. to produce men who will at 00
have the vitality which their fathers
bad at 50.
And that is being done, not by start
ling fouutaln-of-youth theories, but by
the steady advance in health standards
and intelligent nse of modern dis
Announcing Closing Hours
of Retail Stores on Saturday
During the Heated Season
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To lighten the work of our salesforce during the
heated season, the following retail stores of Indian
apolis will observe the Saturday half holiday, begin
ning SATURDAY, JULY THE TENTH, and continu
ing through the months of July and August. j
Early shopping in the day on Saturdays will be
L. S. Ayres & Cos. Rink Cloak House
The Wm. H. Block Cos. Sander & Recker Furniture
The Baldwin Piano Cos. Company
of Ind. Selig Dry Goods Cos.
The E. 0. Langen Cos. The W. K. Stewart Cos.
Charles Mayer & Cos. The Taylor Carpet Cos.
The New York Store Julius Walk & Son
H. P. Wasson & Cos.
Additional names of stores will be added to
further announcements when received by the
Merchants Association, 7th floor News Bldg.
of,” said Miss Stacey, “and of course we
did no night traveling and as for nio'tor
trouble, the ethics of the highway are
so marwelous that I couldn't even dem
onstrate my mechanical ability.
“The courtesy of the masculine motorist
toward the woman driver made It Impos
sible for me to even fill the radiator or
adjust a screw.
“It was a little tiring, oozing through
the mud in Illinois.
I “We Hoosters would appreciate our
not overly smooth roads If we would hit
Illinois more, for after we struck the
state line.of Indiana our troubles were
! “We sure enjoyed our trip, especially
since we have arrived home, even tha
i mud holes seem great sport.
| “It was like a great man's life, appre
l elated more after it is finished."
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Howard County Bad
Man Fights Sheriff
KOKOMO, Ind.. July 7.-Qulck
work and a cool head saved Sheriff
Ora Butler from possible death when
ne gTappled with William Bryant, a
desperado, at Sycamore.
Bryant, when found under the plat
form of the traction station, was
armed with a 38 caliber revolver and
a black jack.
When searched under cover of the
sheriffs revolver, nothing was found.
However, as soon as Sheriff Butler
had lowered his weapon, Bryant
whipped hla gun and club from un
der his shirt and a desperate battle
At this Juncture, Ed Lyons and
Boss Bidenonr came to the rescue
of the sheriff and the desperado was
shackled and taken to the Kokomo
Believe Man Killed
in Illinois From Here
A man believed to be Ernest Syden
stricker of Indianapolis was shot and
killed by the police of Springfield, 111.,
last night after an attempted holdup,
according to a telegram received by
the Indianapolis police department to
The police say that Sydeustrlcker la
the son of Mrs. Artie M. Sydenstricker,
1543 Massachusetts avenue.
He was sought by the police of a
number of cities on larceny charges, the
INDIANA DAILY TIME3, WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 1920.
FLY TO ALASKA
MIDDLE OF JULY
To Demonstrate Commercial
Air Routes’ Practicability.
WASHINGTON, July 7.—Four army
airplanes will undertake a flight from
New York, beginning July 15, to Nome,
Alaska, and return, a distance of 8,600
miles, it was stated in an announcement
made public today at the war depart
The purpose |tvlll be to demonstrate the
practicability of commercial nlr lines to
Alaska and thus expedite the develop
ment of the territory.
DeHaviland planes, equipped with Lib
erty motors, will be used.
Nearly one-fourth of the long flight
will be across Canada, and the Canadian
government hns extended courtesies for
The route will include stops at Eric,
Pa.; Fargo, N. D.; Portal, N. D.: Saska
toon, Sask.; Prince George, British Co
lumbia: Hazelton, British Columbia;
Wrangell, White Horse, Dawson, Fair
banks, Buby and Nome, Alaska.
The Right Thing:
at the Right Time
By MARY MARSHALL 8. PUFFEY
Very often cases of inappropriate
dressing are cases of over-dressing.
Not infrequently the young girl who
is inappropriately dressed when away
on her summer holidays Is ovtr-dressed,
and that is the entire trouble.
At college commencements recently
when girls came from all parts of the
country to see brothers and friends re
ceive their degrees, onw had a splendid
opportunity to study the dressing of
he young women.
And almost always the girls who were
badly dressed were girls who had
brought too elaborate dresses.
Simple but smart little gingham frocks
were worn by the best dressed girls for
morning events during commencement
work, with hats of simple straw sailors
or sport shapes.
On the other hand there were girls
in silks and satins and chiffons In the
morning, wearing feathered hats, and
these it was who struck spectators as
being badly dressed.
A great many persons over-dress for
traveling. You cannot wear too slm
pie a hat for the railroad Journey.
It always Is a mistake to wear white
kid gloves when you are going to get
them soiled quickly.
The same applies to dainty white
clothes generally, especially to white kid
Sometimes parents who are themselves
rather Ignorant of the way# of the world,
overdress their children greatly when
they start out trailing with them.
Not infrequently you see In a holi
day crowd a mother and father with a
child of a few year* wearing a silk dres*
with a hat trimmed with artificial
Sometimes ti c child also sports jowel
ry, beads and bracelets. Now this Is
not in good taste. The simplest, neat
est clothes should be used when chil
dren travel.—Copyright, 1920.
ORBISON TO SPEAK.
Charles J. Orbison, grand maater of
the Masonic lodge in Indiana, will be tha
principal speaker at a meeting In cele
bration of the forty seventh anniversary
of the founding of Rural lodga No. 416,
at Traders Point, July U.
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Comparative Statement of Condition of the
National Gity Bank of Indianapolis
STATEMENT CALL OF June 30th, 1919. June 30th, 1920.
Loans and discounts $3,707,866.48 $4,520,668.66
United States bonds ....' 1,467,111.79 1,554,904.80
Bonds, securities, etc 270,032.51 321,673.12
Furniture and fixtures 20,000.00 17,564.06
Due from United States treasurer 50,000.00 32,700.00
Cash and due from banks 1,537,789.69 1,613,089.88
Total $7,052,800.47 $8,060,600.52
- "' ' LIABILITIES.
Capital stock paid in $1,000,000.00 $1,000,000.00
Surplus < 353,000.00 200,000.00
Undivided profits .' 55,960.24 118,572.15
Circulation 972,400.00 1,000,000.00
Bills payable to Federal Reserve Bank covering Liberty
Loan bonds and certificates of indebtedness purchased
for customers 319,000.00 342,125.00
DEPOSITS 4,552,440.23 5,399,903.37
Total $7,052,800.47 $8,060,600.52
' OFFICERS ' * DIRECTORS
James M. Mclntosh, President. John W. Lovett Isaac Pinkus
L. P. Newby, Vice President. T .
John R. Welch, Vice President. James M. Mclntosh John Prior
Frank M. Millikan. Vice President. Chas. W. Miller T . „
C. A. James, Cashier. ~ . „ Vm. K. Sproule
L. F. Elvin. Assistant Cashier. Frank .!. .lillikan Cortland VanCamn
Josephine M. Henley, Assistant Cashier. J- T. Moorman **
H. A. Gross, Manager Credit Dept. L. P. Newby John R. Welch
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