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3toiitana |MI §Ktnes INDIANAPOLIS, END. Daily Except Sunday, 29-28 Soatlx Meridian Street Telephones—Main 3500, New 28-351. MEMBER OF AUDtT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS. k I Chicago, Dfltooit, St. Louis, G. I,ogan Payne & Cos. AAvertist&g Office* (Kew Yolk, Boston, P ayne. Burns & Smith. Inc. CHEER UPI Judge Collins might make tip his mind what to do iiv of Dr. Burris any day now. XVYQXE HEARD about those municipal swimming pools that, Jewett promised us before his election? IT IS GRATIFYING to learn that Gov. Goodrich a tax board did not succeed in Interfering with the building of schoolhouses for the kiddies even though it has created a doubt as to-whether they will have teachers.. SENATOR ELSNER'S RESOLUTION to ascertain why no special elections were held to fill vacancies in the legislature was defeated, either because the senators all knew or Goodrich didnt want them to know. It* , makes no difference which. Pretty Soft f isn’t It? Members of Indiana’s general assembly certainly have no occasion to complain that Gov. Goodrich has not done his best to free them from, any onerous tasks in this session of the legislature. All they have been called on to do so far is appear in person and cast their votes in support of the various bills which the governor in hi# fore sight and courtesy caused to be drafted and printed preliminary to the issuance of the call for the special session. It was. of course, unfortunate that the gentlemen from the border counties were compelled to make a pilgrimage to Indianapolis to rati y the work that had been done for them, but as yet no method has been worked out by which a member of the assembly can stay at home and cast his vote by mail or over the telephone. Perhaps this added convenience may be obtained by the time the as sembly is called in its fourth session. Certainly thqre is no reason why it should not be attempted. Time was In Indiana when members of the legislature were consulted before laws were drafted and put upon their passage. In those days as semblymen were put to the annoyance of doing much work in the capitol j during legislative sessions. They had to attend caucuses, write bills, hold committee hearings and otherwise earn their pay. Under the Goodrich centralization plan of government all this has been changed. Now a busy legislator has only to turn his affairs over to his wife j for a few days, hurry to Indianapolis and register his vote in ratification of what his party leader has proposed. On his desk he finds the hills for the session neatly printed and ready for him. In the chair he finds a speaker already selected. At tho door are the doorkeepers and in the aisles and at the desks the clerks for the session. In fact. Gov. Goodrich has prepared the work of the legislative session with such close attention to detail that about all that remains for the assemblymen to do is to give him a vote of thanks, cash their vouchers and go home. Certainly this is the least that can be asked of men who accepted an obligation to concern themselves in the welfare of the state as a whole. , Men Ought to Be Ashamed The male voters of the United States are about to cease a useless struggle and extend to the women the right to participate wholly In polifc ical affairs. Whether they do so before or after this national election is a matter of small import. Particularly is it of little importance in Indtana. where the .right to vote for presidential electors has already been granted. The friendship or good will of a man who deliberately invites a suscept ible subject into a house of pestilence would be vigorously questioned by & sanitarian. The fellowship of a man who askß his associates to participate a Ith him in a crooked poker game is never appreciated by the losers. Yet there are those who can not visualize the comparison between the pestilence ridden house and the abode of present day politics. There are those who are still unsophisticated enough to think that the political game is not played with marked decks. " Admittance to full suffrage, desirable as it may appear to the women, Is not going to be an induction into a promised land or devoid of its dis appointments and illusions. In fact, the long hard fight of the women for the ballot will not end until certain selfish male interests are convinced that their pet measures of control will not be menaced by capitulation. The truth about the political situation in regard to suffrage is that men have failed to keep the political house clean. It has become a house of pestilence. There is therein all the corruption and the filth of dirty practices and unclean habits. * It is into the midst of this Augean stable that the women of the coun try are invited. The women may prove equal to the task of cleansing it. But the men ought to he be ashamed of themselves for shirking the task. Appreciation The state of Missouri has struck a medal commemorating the services of her son3 in the world war. Every Missourian who saw service—whether in the army, navy or marine corps, on this side or "over there’’—receives one when his record is filed with the adjutant general of the state. It is a plain, simple, yet withal dignified bronze medal, one side bear ing the state seal surmounted by the Inscription "War With Germany” and below the dates "1917-1919.” s The obverse side reads "State of Missouri, United States Forces." In a laurel wreath appear the words “For Service.” The medal is suspended on a ribbon of dark blue striped with red and white. Its intrinsic value is not great. But it Is tangible evidence of a great state’s appreciation of the sacri fices her sens made that the world might endure for civilization, a token that will increase in value as the years pass and one that will endure long after the memories of a "bonus” or other "reward” have faded from the mind. Adapted to His Needs The county school commissioner at Valparaiso, Ind., who says that hereafter he will carry hia office in his hat. might well consider the pur chase of one of those extraordinary headgears worn by exponents of the art of sleight-of-hand—one of the kind from which the performer can pro duce at will almost anything ranging from a hard-boiled egg to a live duck, and including such incongruous articles as yards and yards of ticker tape and jewelry- Not that he would have any use for ticker tape or live ducks or eggs or jewelry in the active pursuit of his duties as school commissioner, but the hat might be so adapted as to produce instead, teachers, school sup plies and other essentials to the well-being of the county’s schools. Evema policeman’s helmet might serve with a fair degree of success, for it has a wondrous capacity for articles of utility, comfort or legal significance. But the ordinary hat some way seems weak and inefficient for such purpose. A Peroxide Opinion It seems that the matter of being a blonde by heritage or by ac quisition are two distinct matters that have their place in the feminine mind. In the masculine mind, sans the deadly intuition that picks out the acquired from the real, there is likely to be considerable confusion as to which is teal and which false, as to feminine tresses. But now a New York Judge has fearlessly gone on record, to some exg tent, by declaring not guilty a woman who had charged another with a "peroxide blonde” and had been haled into court in consequence charge of disorderly conduct. ES| THE VILLAGE VAMPIRE FAILED TO LAND HENRY Because Henry Put His Trust in a Star and a Good Girl <and thanked the audience for the enthua- Introducin’ Elliott Nugent as the 21-year-old Henry In the new play, “Temperamental Henry,” the “brain child” of Samuel Merwin. "Temperamental Henry” has the mak ings of a good comedy. That appeared to be the verdict of the initial performance of "Temperamental Henry” by Samuel Merwin at the Murat last night. There arc some sure fire scene* in the comedy and some that lack action, espe cially the first thirty minute*. It remains to be decided if an adult audience is keenly lntrreated in n boy who thinks he is a genius and whose love affairs appear to be the compelling mo tive of high accomplishments in the art of short story writing. Mr. Merwin'* •'Henry” is the sort of a lad who ta probably called "strange” In the community In which be lives. He grows a little half-inch mustache. I carries a little r-ane, runs up a $36 and then some candy and aoda bill at n small town drug shore. The Henry of the play is a rare spec] men, but we admit that he isn’t Juat the sort of a lad who is bordering on to twenty-one and yet some of his emotions are natural. , There Is one splendid scene built around the comparison of the good girl and the very young "bad” girl—both have one bad quality, they both Indi vidually meet Henry alone in a room where there Is a cot. Cicely Is the good girl, played by I.acl ! Davis, who meets Henry In a room where j she Red after her parents forbade her to meet Henry becauee of small town 1 gossip. Cicely has a pure heart and is mighty j sweet In a little love scene but fenr soon ' cause* her to run home, scared but a little more in love with Henry. Thpu Corinne Doag, played by Chris ! tabel Hunter, enters the room where Henry Is during the midnight hour. ' Corinne is one of 'hose small town vampires who attempts to strut like Theda Bara and who raves over the smart clothe* of Henry and his young but ambitious mustache. To our way of thinking. Mia* Hunter in the second act does some work which is as line, honest and as powerful as we have seen for many moon*. Judging by tbe applause. Miss Hunter rang up the great big Individual hit of the evening ns the small town girl against whom careful mothers point their fingers as the glowing example of a wicked crea ture. Fine, mighty fine work, Miss Hunter, and we would not care to see “Tempera mental Henry” without you. It is this second scene, In our humble opinion, which will save thj> comedy, as both the first and third acts are stretched out aod a bit too talky. It i* anew idea to introduce a small i town vamp. Mr. Merwin, and it Is a bully good Idea. Now this small town ramp, this Cor inne. would be called “chicken” In the slang of the street and it is to this character Hint Mr. Merwin’* genius hat been best applied. In fact, Corinne is immense as Just a printed page character, but she is many time* more interesting a* acted by Mis* Hunter. You may know many Henry* in your list of promising juveniles, but the writer is not so fortunate. Wo believe^that Elliott Nugent has created Henry just aa the author intend ed and bis performance is always inter esting ami at times is very fine. In fact, Mr. Walker, the splendid work of your three players, Nugent, Miss Hunter and Miss Davis, caused a great part of the demonstration of approval on the part of thp audience. The audience liked the work of the three principal players and they showed it many, many times. Others In the cast include Aldrich Bowker, John Wray, McKay Morris, George Romnes and many others. BRINGING UP FATHER. T i S A -r HE IT r fjljfl MAC<,IE-V/HOS THM- Ib MISS i WHAT 15 SHE. ’ ~ ~ ) i I Vj&. JgW’ LADY ? ELLA NOISE • > LOOKIN' 0° IN THE T HERE WILL GOODNESS i ( K,N *oEE That- I /iSte&tv w 2j— OISE OF THE AIR TOR? _J 6E A LOT OF SAKE-HOW HANV I V t-r-i yJ JbßMh ' > SOCIAL BEAUTIES S UNHAPPY MEN COHN’ TO INDIANA DAILY TIMES, TUESDAY, JUBf 13, 1920. Everything from grand opera to acro batics u Included In the closing bill. Williams and Bernie open the program with what they term a "restful comedy,” but It was anything but restfnL Thrills galore aro provided by a couple of clever aerial performer*, as well as come.U of the better kind. Charles Gates and Marlon Finlay, In ■'The Instructor” la one of the bright spots on the bill. Gates hds several catchy songs that go well with the audience and Miss Finlay is charming and witty. A rather novel act I* presented by Gladys Buckrldge and Billy Casey, as sisted by Arthur DeHalvo at (ho piano. The pair are finished songsters. A feature of the offering lx J. O. I.ewia. Jr., and company In a comedy playlet entitled "Billy's Santa Claus.” J. C. ap pears to bo 9 year* old and hi* sister ptobably a yeur or two younger. Tbe pair ere finished performer* and are especially noticeable for the lack of artificiality that usually characterizes a Juventle act. PUSS IN BOOTS JR. One morning ns Pnas Junior proceeded on bis Journey of adventure*, he csnio to a blacksmith shop, where a small boy stood astride of his hobbyhorse. It wan a very pretty hobbyhorse, for at the end of the pole were fastened red and yellow wheels, and a* one of them had come off, tho little rider was at. a loss to know what to do. So he said to the kind black smith : Robert Barnes, my fellow fine. Can you shoe this horse of mine? And then the blacksmith amwcrrd: Yes, good sir, that I can The Young Lady Across the Way The young lady acroß* the way says everybody has ht off days and she lias r.een the star pitcher of the team taken out before the game was over and sent to the mound.—Copyright, 1920. "Lots 'o Pep” 1* peppy became it ftas a peppery comedian. The Three Weber Girls, comedians, tumblers, dancers and yvhat not, wind up the blit. The three Weber girls are graceful and charming, agile and clever. What more Is needed to make up a real worth while act. Th 6 usual run of Kinograms and Topics of tho Day round~out the bill. -I- -I- -1- OLGA’S LEOrABDS ARE FINE AtfTOBS. We had a thrill yesterday afternoon just before the supper hour when & little woman slipped into a cage containing five big, beautiful leopards. Princess Olga, £* the program give* her name, smiled at the audience and then at her pets and began putting them through their paces. The “cats," as she calls them, jumped through hoops, played teeter-totter on a big board, attended a little dinner party where meat was served and did many other stunts. This act is not spoiled by a cracking of a whip or the noise of a revolver be cause this splendid trainer Is Inaster of the situation. It la our opinion that the Lyric lias never housed a better trained animal act. Another act we liked was Rappl, a violinist, and a very clever entertainer at that. The audience took kindly to Aloha and Girly, who offer Hawaiian music and the feminine member of the team top* off the act with some wiggles that appear to be a mixture of Hawaiian and the American can Thls act went big and the more the shredded wheat drpss bobbed up and down, the louder the applause. The bill Includes Bartlett#, Smith and Sherry, the Leona Trio; Del Vecchlo and company In n sketch. We nearly forgot about Bobby Harris and Company- the company probably hus reference to a very large person who doe* not appear to bo built for hot weather. This act has some clever lines, some splendid melody and a beautiful ward robe. We liked this one, too. At the Lyric all week. -i- -1- AT THE RIALTO. Krayona and company in “The U. S. 8. Indiana lu Action," a spectacular act, ia the headline attraction at the Blalto. The remainder of the bill include! Harris and Holloway, musical enter tainers; Classic Four, singer*; Morris and Adelaide, singers, and Ray and Courtney, in "The Wopa' Busy Day.” The movie feature of the bill I* George Walsh In “Rink or Swim," a story of a westerner's expertertee* abroad. -1- -I- -t- AT THE BROADWAY. The feature act at tbe Broadway 1* the Gaffney Girl* in a musical comedy of fering. The remainder of the bill tnclndes Bob ■White, known as the whistling dough boy; Russell and Hayes, singer*. Rey nold*. Geraldine and comedy, dancers; Austin and Delaney in “'The New 801 l Hop.” and Barnold's dog*. The movie offering of the bill 1* Mutt and Jeff in "Shaking the Shimmies.” THE MOVIES. The movies you may see today are: “Why Change Your Wife?" at' Eng lish a, Will Rogers la “Jes Call Me Jim” at. the Circle, Wallace Held in “81ek- A-Bed'' at the Alhambra, Warner In "The White Dove” at the Ohio, Mary Mis* Minter in "Jennie Be Good” at the Colonial. Jack Bickford in “The Double Dyed Deceiver” at the'Mister Rmlthe, "The Heart of the Rnnset" at the Regent, and Bill Hart in "Sand" at the I*U. - By DAVID CORY.- A* well ns any other man I There * a nntl and there'* * prod, And now, good sir, your horse Is *hod. And this so pleased the little boy that he turned to Pnas Junior, and *ald: “Would you like to ride my hobby horse?” And this made the good-natured hlaek smith smile, and after he had bkown up his fire till tho sparks flew all about like Stars, he said: “I will hold th* horse, Sir Cat, while you mount.” Ro Pus* got on. saying to the little boy, with a grin which showed all his nice white teeth and made hi* whiskers stand out Itke n cavalryman's, “Do you think he will balk?" “Oh, no,” said the little boy, “ha's a Tery gentle horsey.” Well, sir! Puss knew how to ride that hobbyhorse Just ss well as he did hts good gray steed, and he pranced up and down the sidewalk till he was tired out, and then he sold goodhy and started off again, for a traveler may not tarry long in one place, you know, and Puss was bent on finding new adventure* aa well as a fortune. And by and by, after he had gone for many a mile, he came to a small cot tage by the roadside; and right in the front yard was a tremendous beanstalk. Why. It reached way up to the sky! And while Puaa wa* straining his eye* to find the top, a kind looking woman came out of the front door and said: “Are you looking for Jack?” "Y'es, my good woman,” replied little Puss Junior. “If he ts the Jnck of the Beanstalk I guesa ho has climbed out of sight.” “Indeed he has." she replied, “and for two days I have been waiting for him to return.” “Well, in that case,” aaid our brave little cat, "I will climb up the stalk and find him.” And in a twinkling Puss Jumped up the great atalk and com menced to climb up it as faet ns he could; and you know how fast a cat enn climb. And in a' very little while Puss Junior found himself nf the top. And oh, my! Wasn't It a strange country? There were clouds everywhere, pink and blue and crimson and yellow; and in the neit story I'll tell you what happened after that.—Copyright, 1920. SOLOMON’S SONG. Q. Is Solomon’s song properly part of tbe Bible? G. E. F. A. The song of Solomon was Incor porated In the earliest Jewish Scripture*. Selections were sung at certain festivals in the temple at Jerusalem prior to Ls destruction by Titus. It was flrrT de clared canonical by the synod of Jam nin 90 A. D. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS When does the fiscal year of the United States government end? This depart ment of The Times tell* you. If you have a question to ask, send it with n two cent stamp to The Indiana Daily Times information bureau, Fredejlc J. Haskitu. director, Washington, D. C., and tie answer will be mailed direct to you. FISCAL YEAR. Q. When does tho fiscal year end? B. H. R. A. A fiscal year Is the time between one annual time of settlement or balanc ing of accounts, and another. Unless otherwise specified the fiscal year regu larly ends on Dec. 81st. The govern ment’s fiscal year in Great Britain and in Germany ends March 31st, in the United States June SOth, and in France Dec. 31st. ‘ BEDS' OLD BAT. Q. Where is the large bat that was presented to the Cincinnati Reds in 1869? Q. E. D. A. The manager of the Cincinnati Ball clnb states that this bat is in the pos session of Charles C. Maddoek, chief clerk of the Hotel Metropole, Cincinnati. GEORGIA HAS NO STATUE. Q. Has Georgia a statue In tho Statu ary hall in Washington? D. D. A. Tbe secretary of the Statuary hall In the capitol says that there is no rep- WHEN A GIRL MARRIES A New Serial of Young Married Life CHAPTER LXXXVt. At breakfast the next morning I asked Jim how Virginia had liked the flowers. "What flowers?” asued Jim. "Why, you sweet kiddle, I believe you sent her some. They must have come after 1 left, but "nn*l(jht, unseen. I'll hug yon Ur doing Just that.” “It's really Neal you should hug— Jhe Idea was his, and so was the money that paid for the posies—he wouldn't let me do anything but select them and v. rite the card,” I replied. “What a dear little Shylock it Is— *o exact in its accounting!" cried Jim, In high good humor. “Well, I"ll bav# to bang on the bathroom door before I leave and tell the swimmer within what a decent young fellow I think him. I’m getting downright fond of our Neal.” I twisted this into an omen that Jim’s beautiful slater would *oon be down right fond of me, and hurled myself at tbe phone as soon after Jim's departure as I decently could. Eight-thirty seemed the ideal hour to call the Rochambean— early enough to be friendly and to catch the girls in; early enough also to give Neal a chance to speak to Phoebe, and still not early enough to have an alarm clock quality. But I was wrong. Phoebe'* whisper* told me liow wrong and told me a!s'> tbat “Vee" was sleeping after a bad night. She thanked me f r - the posies with none of the animation I should have expected from her, and young Nest had to go off without n word to Phoebe. "That'* all right," he insisted consol ingly. "What’* the use of speaking to the 'visiting lady' if you can’t Invite her out? And I'm down ro lunch money, as you know. Nixie! You don't lend me a cent, Anne. This is where friend Neal shows how saving he can be.” Then my aecond "boy" trotted off- in high good spirits that sent me whirling .through the day's’ occupations with suea How Much is a Million? * \ r phe moment you mention a million dollars to some people, they are antagonistic. They imagine that a million dollars represents a tremen dous part of the national wealth. Instead it represents only one penny for each inhabitant of our country. i Swift &l Company last year had an output of 5,500,000,000 pounds. A profit of one cent per pound would have re sulted in $55,000,000. Swift & Company, U. S A. Indianapolis Local Branch 223-7 Kentucky Avenue C F. Reynolds, Manager \ - i resentative of Georgia in thia hall of fame. Each state may contribute two statues of deceased citizens of the state, who "for historical renown or for civil or military services*! are considered by the state as worthy of such commemora tion. INTERNATIONAL LABOR OFFICE. Q. Has the international labor office been opened? B. S. A. This office, provided for in the covenant of the league of nations, has been partially organized and U in oper ation with offices at the temporary seat of the league of nations, in London. A periodical bulletin, to be published in English, French and such other lan guages as the governing body deems ad visable, will soon be issued. MARINE SALVAGE. Q. What percentage is allowed com panies engaged in marine salvage opera tions by the government? C. M. W. A. The insurance department of the shipping board states that no specific rate is allowed to such companies. The rate depends entirely upon the value of the cargo and the merits of each case. HONEYMOON. Q. What la the origin of the wor<T "honeymoon” ? 8. M. L. A. Authority Beam to differ on the origin of the term "honeymoon.” Some By ANN LISLE- Fim and vigor that the little home and 1 were in order by 10; and by qnarter past the elevator at the Rochambeau de posited me on the seventh floor. When I had railed Phoebe, almost two hours before, 1 heard the telephone oper ator at the Rochambeau soy "718." 9o I made a mental note of that and with a i leasant, sisterly feeling of aocialtbity I went up without being announced. But It seemed to be as bad a blunder sr phoning at 8:30 had been. Virginia was in a graceful plgnoir of amber silk and soft lace, and though she looked lovely enough for all the world to behold, he actually seemed to feel that there was something too terribly Informal about appearing be fore me at breakfast and In breakfast negligee. From the moment of my first faux pas everything that could manage to go wrong proceeded to do so. Next In order of the "horrors” that took the snnthlne out of th# day was a sudden glimpse I caught of a vase full of wilted flowers. Before I could turn my startled eyes away from that dejected-looking mas* on the tea table Virginia began thanking me f*or my gift. "Those dreadful tblngs?"l cried. “They're not what we selected at all. I'm going right over and give tbat flor. Ist a piece of my mind.” “Oh—l wouldn't do that” replied Vir ginia. coldly. Then Phoebe broke in with a little explanation that did everything except set me at ease, aa she Intended. “You see. It was after midnight when they got here so perhaps they went to the wrong place by mistake and got spoiled there.” "After midnight!" I exclaimed: “Oh. Virginia, I suppose that accounts set your bad night -you were wakened from your first aicep. Can you ever forgive me? I’m so sorry .“’—Copyright. 1920 FATHER CAN’T GET SOCIETY’S SWING. believe It to allude to the ancient cus tom prevalent among northern nations of Europe for newly married people to drink honey mead, a kind of wise made from honey, for thirty days after mar riage; hence the term honey-month or honeymoon. U BHRIXEBB IN U. S. Q. How many Bhriner* are there ta the United States? R. D. K. A The latest official record give* 200.- tOO as the number of members of the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. SCHBOEDSB’g RECORD. Q. What was th# final official record of Maj. Bchroeder’s altitude flight? A. M. p. A The United States air service an nounces Maj. R. W. Schroeder’s altitude record, made at Dayton, 0., in a LePere biplane equipped with the Liberty en gine using st supercharge, to be 33,000 feet with all deductions, for tempera, tore, air coiumD, etcetera, made; or, 38,- 180 feet as calculated by the 1919 F. A I. (Federation Aeronautiqua Internation ale) method. Maj. Schroeder’s flight was made on Feb. 27, 1920, and no passenger was carried. % TAX ON NEAR BEER. Q. Does the war tax on imitation beer bring in as much revenue as the tax on other soft drinks? p. C. A. During the month of May, 1920, the lax collected on soft drinks was $1,ff73,- 000, while that on cereal drinks (Imita tion beer) amounted to $2,675,000. AMBROSE BIERCE. Q. What has become of Ambtos# Bierce? h. J. A. Ambrose Bierce, a well known writer and Journalist, although an old man at the time, Joined Villa's staff in 1914. He has been missing since lb# battle of Torrson. Some think he was killed In battle, others that he was mur dered. while some incline to a suicide theory. COAL COMMISSION Q. Has an anthracite coal case ever been referred to a coal commission be fore V. I. M. A Following a strike of the minefa in 1902, President Roosevelt appointed such a commission before which the dif ferences between the operators and miners were composed. FIRST SALUTE FROM BRITISH. Q. When did the English first saint# ! the American flag? F. J. W. A. They first sainted the Stars and [ Stripes May 2, 1791, when Capt. Isaac Coffin of the British man-of-war Alli gator gave It thirteen guns, and the guns from the shore responded to that courtesy. MAILS TO ALASKA. Q. Do we maintain a mail service te Alaska ths year round? A Y. A. All mails for Alaska are dispatched i from Seattle, Wash. During the season ' of navigation, all classes of mall are ear -1 rted. During the winter season (from about Oct, 1 to June 1) there is a dis crimination shown first in favor of let ters ir. their usual and ordinary form, and post cards; second, to single news papers and magazines. Parcel post pack ages are dispatched as the weight of pre ferred mail will permit, small package* of possible urgency, such as medicine and | eyeglasses, being chosen first. THE NEEDLES. Q. Where are the "Needles?” R. G. A. The “Needles” are a group of thre# : pointed rocks in the English t west of tbe Isle of Wight. The actual net profit was $14,000,000 or one-fourth of what we would have made had the profit been at the rate of 1 cent a pound. * ; An average profit of only a fraction of a cent per pound indicates a highly competitive condition in the industry and also proves our assertion that packer profits have practically no effect on prices.