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Tlutora §mlg Wivm INDIANAPOLIS, IND. ' — Dally Except Sunday, 25-29 South Meridian Street. Telephones—Main 3500, New 28-351. MEMBER OF AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS. I hicago, Detroit, St. Louis, G. Logan Payne & Cos. Advertising Offices J ew fort. Boston. Payne. Burns A- Smith. Inc, IT’S at.t. RIGHT, NOW, Jesse Eschbach can claim reappointment a clear conscience. BOYS WILL BE BOYS, but we must concede that Woodruff Place Is most too t public for such personal treatment as was accorded one lad. IT IS ALL VERY WELL for Sheriff Miller to take precautions against a second jail delivery. Every oAe who wanted to get away particularly bad participated in the first. PROPONENTS of the present tax law declare it ought to have further opportunity to make good before being judged, then they exert every effort to make it more obnoxious than at present. THERE ARE SOME indications that Vice President Marshall will at tain the distinction of having been the last V. P. to have nothing to do but make copy for anti-administration newspapers. V- THAT BOSTON Is the driest and New York the wettest city in the United States should surprise no one. Before prohibition became effective the liquor business in Boston was the best regulated and in New York the worst regulated of any cities. Making Taxpayers Like It In the passage by the house of representatives yesterday ->f the Good rich administration bill legalizing the horizontal Increases heretofore made by the state tax board and providing even more autocratic power for the state tax board there has been established the real issue of the coming campaign In Indiana. The question that will be determined at the next election is solely whether the people of this state are willing to allow a tax board, consist ihg of three members appointed by the governor, to control without re straint the valuation for taxing purposes of their property. There has been much dissatisfaction heretofore with the autocratic ad ministration of this tax board. This third session of the legislature has abandoned all pretense of shearing the tax board of the illegal and high handed authority under which it assumed the right to do things that the supreme court declared it was not empowered to do. Instead of curtailing the tax board’s power in any measure, the adminis tration-controlled house has voted to grant to the tax board the power the supreme court declared it did not have under the act of 1919. And in addition, the obliging house has granted to the tax board a fur ther final judgment on the valuations fixed by the board of review, acting as an appeal board. , All semblance of home rule fades with the enactment of this law. .’ All adherence to the theory that local officials are the best judges of local assessments is abandoned. All hope of relief from the Intolerable methods by which the taxes of hundreds of thousands of Indiana citizens have been Increased through over-valuation by the autocracy of three men is wiped out. The republican party of Indiana, pledged to amend the tax law to over come the objectionable centralization features, has had its chance before a bouse of representatives whose every action it controlled and has neg lected its pledge entirely. The democratic party, pledged to a repeal of this law and the substitu- 1 tion of an act that would insure home government to the various taxing uijfts, now has a justification for its state platform. heretofore it has been argued with good grounds that the universal dissatisfaction with the tax law was not due to the law Itself, but was cre ated by improper administration. The house has decided that the acts of administration concerning which there has been so much complaint, which the republican party platform Indicated should be stopped and the supreme court declared were illegal, are, in fact, so very fine that they should be legalized and made a part of the law which was once declared the “best possible under the constitution.” And in addition, the house has decided that there should be no relief except such as the tax board in its Infinite wisdom deigns to grant to the citizen who goes to the trouble to perfect an appeal. "There can be no doubt that there was complaint against the operation of the tax law under the direction of the Goodrich board. There can be no doubt that this complaint was directed against the very things that the house is now anxious to legalize. Therefore, if the house bill becomes a law, and there Is no reason to be lieve it-will not, the people of this state will have a grievance against the law itself which no amount of argument can turn from the law to the ad-1 ministration of it. Heretofore it has been generally conceded that the administration of the tax law was bad When the law is amended so as to legalize the Goodrich methods of ad | ministration there will b c no doubt in the mind? of-any one that the law is bad. Fortunately, it seems, the democrats of Indiana had some advance in- j formation as to the real desires of the administration and pledged them- j selves to repeal this law, even before It was further debased in the Interests Goodrich ism. The Danger of Names Parents often have been criticized for tbe names they have wished on their children —names that have been taken from favorite books, names that are the combination of names, names that have been "handed down" in the family, or names that simply were the result of an unhappy In spiration" And long before these children have grown to maturity they either have exhausted all the expletives their nature would permit, or become innured and hardened to the world. The theory has been advanced at times that it would be far wiser, j and far kinder, to allow the child to grow to a reasonable age with mere ly a number as a mark of identification —such as nee Jones No. 3, or pos sibly some kind of cipher to relieve the monotony, and then be permitted to select a name for itself. But the recent experience of a man who had escaped from Sing Sing some fifteen years ago goes far toward proving that even this theory has its weaknesses. Grown tired of his name, he changed it when he left the prison un officially. as lightly as he changed his garb. Unwittingly he changed his name to that of a tailor, whose mere exist ence was unknown to him, and equally without intent to imitate he set up in business as a tailor. Equally unknown to him, after the lapse of many years, was Ine fact that the fedara! authorities wanted the tailor whose name he had taken in vain; and it was a cruel awakening when he was arrested for the other tailor’s offense and his true identity finally established by means the rogues’ gallery and the Bertillon. Which all goes to show that the average theory has a knot-hole in it somewhere. How About It? Commenting on the expenses and failures of the primary law, the Muncie Press says: "But when a man of worth and ability is practically barred from being a candidate before the primaries for a high office such as governor, sena-" tor or president unless he have much money that he can spend for the pur pose or tinless his friends come to his rescue with money, thus forcing the candidate in the latter case to be under obligations that likely he is un willing to assume, then it is high time something were being done to remedy such a condition.” * ' The sentiment expressed will meet with general approval, but It can not be dismissed from the mind without some reflection on the last pri mary in Indiana. Are we to infer that Harding’s friends came to his rescue with money, “thus forcing the candidate to be under obligations that likely he is un willidg to assume?” Warren T. McCray was not deterred from entering the primaries. Did he "have much •'■money that he could spend for the purpose” or did his friends put him under obligations that he was unwililng to assume? The Press either said too little or too much! I Sjxmesjythe TErne* mu i v * c J)n the Hand of Make-£elieve *Tis a wonderful land I’ve explored today, • a place where the fairies dwell. In the wonderful realm of Make-Believe, there they make little sick folk well; And I’m glad that I visited there and saw what little eyes have seen, I’m glad that the wick of cheer stiil burns , in the lamp of love serene. For there where the little white cots In a row are ships on a tossing sea. The wee mariners, curly-haired, bright-eyed, pretend that the waves restlessly Dash high on the prow of the vessel strong, and the winds from heaven blow ’Til they anchor in the barbor safe of Make-Believe, you know. By the aid of charts that willing hands have planned and made with care These tiny sailors have tacked their course to shores so green and faJr; By the “scrap book” charts they sailed the d“ep, and rode each briny wave, On, on to the land of Make-Believe these skippers small but brave. WHEN A GIRL MARRIES A New Serial of Young Married Life CHAPTER LX LI I. Before Virginia’s dinner at th* Rorh ambeeu was over I had issued tnvitations ro oar postponed family dinner. And all during tbe day of my party while I was deep In nervous yet hopeful preparations for It, I remembered Jim s delight because I leaned serose the table In the little card mom Issuing a laughing mandate to Betty and Terry: •‘Vou two are Included because you're our closest friends —Jim's 'war family. So you'!! break si! engagements snd come, won’t you?” They accepted and Virginia cried with real enthusiasm: “How Jolly of you, Anne, and how equally Jolly of you two to cancel yonr appointments for us.” The first thing I had done to win Vir ginia's complete approval was to Invite Betty Brice to dinner. That came to me next day with such iforce it almost caused me to drop the fish ring I was examining with terror lest for the first time In ray career as a cook It refuse to Jell. I rescued the mold, nut it back on the ice prayerfully and advanced to tbo next course- chicken en case role. Bv the tiro* Hint was steara irg away with a savory promt** my shortcake was ready to cohne out of th* oven and cool a bit in anticipation of Its gntle burial beneath peaches and cream. Then came a flurry of final preparation —setting the tabla, dressing and superin tending Jim's tie and Neal's hal; After that came tbs delicate task of greeting the guests In a manner that •would seem unflurried and make Jim proud of his wife and full of delicious anticipations anent her party. It started with fine promise when Terry arrived and said in bis rich, de lightful voice: “I can see that t*f!a Is go ing to be a fop-hole party.” And It was —st first When Virginia praised my cooking, I thought I should exptre of Joy. To think of stately Virginia's discussing mere food. All through dinner I felt exuber antly uncertain that my party was a real success. Even the percolator worked and the cream poured out thick and rich. The Janitor's wife came up to do the dishes for me—and after Phoebe and Neal and I had cleared the refectory table and had returned to "play lady.” as Neal put it, someone suggested that we have a go at poker. That “someone” was Jim. He insisted on teaching me the game. I detest all card games except bridge, and was on the verge of insisting that I’d prefer to stay out, when I caught a sudden glimpse of Neal and Phoebe - happily ensconced on the big couch, quite absorbed in each other. So I played poker. Or I tried to. The game ended abruptly an hour later —for suddenly Virginia discovered that happy little group of two, and decided that she wanted a chatty evening. She sent Phoebe into the bedroom for her bag, settled her score and then strolled over to the couch and sat down in the middle of it with a complete air of intending to remain there. From the moment of her first move to end the poker game Jim surprised me. BRINGING UP FATHER. k s - us ,u %J II -*2b L“ssK?is-l l : (g) ,920 , Y Mt fsatum otma, an.' —? — ; —— 7 INDIANA DAILY TIMES, SATURDAY, JULY 17,1920. By ANN LISLE. I"Virginia, don't be a spoil-sport,” he protested Irritably. * This io his beloved Virginia snd he followed It by stubbornly Insisting that Betty and Terry continue the gams. But Betty wooed Terry away with a smlls and aald ahe also felt "chatty.” "All right, then, let the glrla gossip—- but ahoot a few die* with me, Terry,” Jim urged. Betty and Terry exchanged a quick j glance- and then tbe Englishman said bo'd rather talk and get acquainted. “How about you, Neal?” asked Jim. molsfenlug his lips nervously snd ho pro- j dueed a Httle black cylinder from hit card box.—Copyright. J 920. (To be continued'. HOROSCOPE SATURDAY. JULY 17, 19*0. Astrologers read this as an uncertain day, although kindly stars domlnste. Jupiter snd the Sun sre In benefle as pect, while Saturn and Uranus are ad verse Jupiter la In f> place read as making for high values where material success lt-i onoernad. Both men and women will continue to be strongly Influenced by the power of wealth. The planetary government believed to encourage organisation has both a good and an *tll effect, for It aids the forces of selfishness to gain control even while It helps workers of every sort to gain power. There Is a sign read as presaging a continuation of success for all who ex ploit the needs of their fellow men. This should be an auspicious day for all who seek blgh office as well as for all who occupy positions that provoke envy. Clashes between progressslvo and re actionary tendencies will ho more prev alent as tbe summer advances. All the lndicatlona seem to be that whatever belongs (o the past must give way before progress which Is now’repre sented by constant, speedy movement. Travel by olrptanes will become ex ceedingly popular this month and will ! lead to the practical and general use of | aviation as a menus of making long j Journeys. Inventors again have a most prom ising direction of the star and their tal- | ents are likely (o he directed toward ! simple devices that savo labor. Cooking will be much studied and | discussed in the early autumn w r hen ! fashion will Introduce odd customs, as- j trologers foretell. Persons whose birthdato It 1s have a happy augury for the year. They will prosper exceedingly and save money. Children born on this day ‘uherit the tendency to succeed. These subjects of Cancer are often shy and retiring in na ture-Copyright, 1020. MEANING OF AMEN. Q. What docs the word ‘‘amen” mean? A. 8. R. A “Amen” is a word of nehrew ori gin, meaning “Thnn has said it,” qr■ “So I believe.” A GOOD MAN NOWADAYS IS HARD TO FIND Influx of Foreign Husband- Seekers Feared by Do mestic Product. MIGHT TRY IMPORT TAX By FREDERIC J. HASKIX, CHICAGO 111., July 17.—The Im migration problem is presentlhg anew aspect of late, at least to American girls. According to economic and sociological students the European emigrants of this I generation will be young women seeking | refuge from splnsterhood in lands not so crowded with superfluous females, rather j than, as in the past,, young men seeking j greater advantage n newer countries. | Where should th'-se young women pur [ sue the elusive male If not in America. I the home of the perfect husband? Another condition which Is attracting these enterprising females to our shores Is the scarcity of domestics which is making maids worth tbelr weight In gold and offering lucrative position* to occupy the fair immigrants’ period of coy taough watchful waiting to be captured. This may seem an Ideal arrangement to the students of economics, but It ap pears to he causing vague stirrings of doubt in the minds of many of our native virgins. Handicapped as they are already in their hunt for mates by the high cost of living, it seems a little hard to them that a lot of outside competition should be encouraged to enter into the pursuit. According to Dr. R. Murray of London the results of this preponderance of the more famous sex are much more Important and far-reaching In their ef fect than we realize. He says that the social unrest is largely due to femlhine discontent, and that as long as a large percentage of the women are dissatisfied we may expect strikes and other disturbances. He is particularly worried about the situation In Great Britain, where there are now over 2,000,000 more women than men. MORALS ARB IV rERIL. Another consequence of this excess feminity, according to Dr. Leslie, Is the effect It has on morals. The modern woman, freed from re ligious acrupies, and denied a legal spouse, Is Inclined to rebel against con vention and snatch what romance she can from a stingy fate. The fact that she is usually self sup porting and thus not dependent sos her livelihood upon (he approval of a father or the possibility of snaring a husband makes her feel freer to take her life into her own hands. It Is interesting to note that the mod ern woman is much more liberal, not to say radical, in regard to personal free dom than the average mat. An illustration of this occurred here recently when a group of representative citizens were asked to gWe their opin ions upon a certain prominent short story writer's double-tnenage form of matrimony. The women, without exception, said that they thought this writer's married Ilf* was peculiarly her own affair and not matter for public discussion or Interference. Tbe men, one and ail, were as agitated as if they had discovered another red plot. They saw clearly that ills portended the downfall of tha great A nerlcan in stitution* of home and family, and that It was. In fact, the beginning of the end. Dr. I-**ll*' however, mournfully ad mits that while the old Idea of a woman devoting herse'f to husband, home and children Is still very dear to men, It Is a little unreasonable to expect women lo lltc np to It without providing tluiu with a husband, home and children to be devoted to. In Ireland, for example, 'he illegiti mate birth rate is far lower than 1n sny other couutry in Europe, showing that when the instincts of motherhooa find legitimate expression they can be the most legal of Instincts. But In England, according to Dr. Les lie, things are In a bad way. The scares male is so popular and ao beset with feminine attentions that ho is in no hurrry to marry, or If he Is married he Is sometimes led from th* path* of monogamy. There are wen those who are so te merarious ** to say that th* preponder- The Young Lady Across the Way The young lady across the way says you never get the best things when yod order by telephone and every house- j keeper ought to be her own biologist, j Copyright, 1920. What’s What In Indianapolis “Know Tour Own Home Town ’ (/j* tht Rejerence Department, lndtanaptlu Public Library, C. £. Ruth, Librarian) What was the first Fourth of July celebration held here? It was a barbecue in the middle of Washington street, just west of the canal, in 1822. A fine buck, killed the day before by Robert Hard ing, was roasted whole, and enjoyed by the entire population. After dinner the people were entertained by a teamster from Dayton, who dressed himself in fantastic style, sang comic songs and amused the people in various ways. Then began the dancing in a large, unfln fshed frame building on Washington street, and it continued until the next day. What is the Tuttie rrtemorial tablet? It was placed at Teachers’ college, at Twenty-third and Alabama streets, in 1916, in memory of Armenia B. Tuttie, one of tbe benefac tors or the institution. It was designed by Rena Tucker Kohlmann, formerly of Indianapolis, and now of New York City. What is the Lillian Snider Home? It is located at 623 North New Jersey street, snd was built and opened in 1905 by Mrs A. K. Snider in ’memory of her daughter Lil lian. It can house thirty girls and fl(tv can be served In the dining room. Its purpose is to provide a real home for employed girls. (Series Number Forty-two.) QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS How can pancakes be made with bread crumbs? This department of The Times tells you. If you have a question to ask, send it with a 2-eent stamp to The Indiana Dally Times Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washing ton. D. C., and the answer will be mailed direct to you. CRUMB PANCAKES. Q. How can pancakes be made with bread crumbs? ** D. S. A. Following Is u recipe for crumb cakes: One and one-half cups fine bread crumbs, one-half cup flour, two cups sour milk, two tablespoons fat. one egg, one-half teaspoon salt, one teaspoon soda. Sift together flour, soda and salt, add crumbs, aour milk, fat and beaten egg. Beat thoroughly. Fry on hot griddle. PAYNE’S PROCESS. Q. What Is Payne's process? F. 8. A. This is a procesa for preserving timber and making it incombustible by Impregnating it successively with solu tions of sulphate of iron and calcium chloride in vacuo. FARM HOME BEHIND. Q. Has the farm home kept pace with ! the farm in regard to modern improve j ments ? H. C. W. A. The department of agriculture states that such homes are far behind, j Only 48 per cent have water In the I kitchen, and 79 per cent use kerosene ■ lamps. BERNHARDT'S AGE. Q. How old is Sarah Bernhardt? E. K. H. A Madame Bernhardt was born of j Jewish parents on Oct. 22. 1845. In Paris. She is. therefore, In her seventy-fifth year. LABOR DAT ORIGIN. Q. What Is the origin of Labor day? T. E. D. A. In September, 1882, the Knights of I/abor held their general assembly In j New York City. On the sth of the month a great parade was organized by the Central laoor union of that city. A similar parads was held the following fine* of females la nature's argument for polygamy, but fortunately most of us are still not ss logical at that. QUALITY OF BIRTH RATE LOWERED. Aside from Its effect upon morals, this one-sided population has a decided Effect j upon the birth rate of the countries so afflicted. It tends to lower the quality of the birth rate rather that the quantity, i It is a fact of common knowledge that I the physically and intellectually fittest I women are more often unmarried than : the frivolous, butterfly type. Thua the nation that has an excess of women wastes Its best potential moth ers, with the resnlt that the race Is grad | tially becoming weaker. Havelock Kills, an authority on the woman question, points out that tbfs con | dltlon Is due to man's failure a a se j lectlve mate. He says that among animals of which i ihe males display their strength and i beauty to the passive female she usually I chooses the mate whose intelligence and strength show that he will be th* best parent. Amoug humans, on the other hand, the females compete for the favor of the male by displaying their attractions, and he usually chooses the one with th* curliest hair and the most weakly clinging nature, regardless of his duty to posterity. Havelock Ellis sees in the very prepon derance of women the salvation of the race, however. Since women will soon be voters in si! the more advanced countries, and since In these countries they are as a rule In the majority, it is hardly an exaggera tion to say that they may be the mis tresses of the wqyld. If this should be so, one of their first considerations will undoubtedly be the betterment of the renditions of mother hood and the health and development of children. This will do much to even up the pro portions of the sexes, as even now there are more boy babies born than girl babies, and it is principally because the male ehildren are more delicate and have a higher death rate that there is a preponderance of females. The late war is another factor which is bringing up the male birth rate. It is a well-known fact, that there are al ways more boys born during or after a big war. In this connection it is Interesting to note that just before the war the excess of females In Germany had fallen 32 per cent, whereas In England it had risen 23 per cent. This might be taken as sure proof that the Germans were planning the war all along and carrying their efficiency to al most unbelievable lengths. Although their claim that Gott was their ally hardly seemed Justified they j might with good reason even' now claim j that nature was on their side. year on the first Monday in September, in 1884 a resolution was passed by the knights deciding to hold an annual parade on that day. In 1887 Colorado enacted a law making the first Monday In September a legal holiday known as Labor day. All other states followed (except Maryland and Wyoming, where It is usually observed by proclamation), and Alaska and the District of Colum bia. * TOWER OF WINDS. Q. What is the tower of the winds? L. M. J. A. This Is the water-clock erected r Athens, Greece, In the second or first century before Christ. It Is octagonal in plan, forty-two feet high and twenty six feet in diameter. Toward the top of each side it is sculptured with vari ous symbols of the wind. Originally th* structure was surmounted with a bronze triton which served as a weather vane. ESKIMO LANGUAGE. Q. Do all Eskimos speak the same I language? C. E. T. I A. Eskimos are scattered through Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Siberia | to the number of about 32,000, all of whom seem to apeak the same stock • language, using the same stem words and affixes. The chief characteristic of the 1 language is that single words of com plex structure Ire used to express ideas j that In English would be conveyed by , a whole sentence. LATE CROPS. ! Q. When the planting of crops is so j late, are the crops poor? R. A. | A. In the last thirty-seven years, only four times has the progress of planting been so backward on May 1. Os these times 1912 had a bumper crop. 1904 had a large crop. 1903 slightly above average, 'and 1*99 about average. RYEHOUSE PLOT. Q. What was the ryehouse plot? R. H. A. This was a plot to kill Charles II and James, duke of York. It was so-called from a house in Hertfordshire, tho reported meeting place of the con spirators. The plot was discovered in June, 18S3, and Lord RusSell and Alger non Sidney, who were supposed to be concerned in it, wer* executed. AMERICAN RIA’ER. Q. Where is the American river? L. E. I. A. This river ia In north central Cali fornia, rising in Eldorado county and emptying Into th* Sacramento river, a short distance north of th* city of Sacra mento. Gold has been frequently found along Its banks. KISH CLASSES. Q. Ia there a course in “fisheries" in any of our colleges? 8. T. A. xtie University of Washington of fer* such a course, twenty-four men hav ing been graduated recently. The school includes course l ' of instruction in fish eries of the Pacific ocean, canning of fisheries products, curing of flsherle product*, classification, habits, etc., of Pacific economic aquatic species, ele ments of navigation and diseases and parasites of fishes and other aquatic food animals. LAKE SHALLOWER. Q. Is Lake Tahoe in California grow ing shallower? B. N. C. A. The prehistoric Lake Tahoe was larger and deeper than th* present lake. During the Neocene epoch and earlier part of the Pleistocene epoch, its waters *tood much higher, but in its overflows it has cut through the lava dams that maintained It at that height. Beaches that mark the former higher level of the lake are about 100 feet above th* present surface, and doubtless the water once stood even higher. Try This to Reduce— No, It’s Not an Ad ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., July 17. Emory Tltman, who a year ago claimed all records for weight for his age, has cashed in enough beta to keep him in smokes for another year, no matter what ‘‘reformers” do to the “weed.” Jan. 1 Titman, then weighing 623 pounds, decided to reduce. His friends joshed him, and he began <o wager cigars that he would be down to 400 by his thirty-first birthday. He volunteered as a laundryman and worked almost continuously In the steam room. The fat began to roll off, and then he went about among his friends wagering more cigars that he would be down to 350 by July. These friends gathered about him as he got on the scales and looked on In amazement when the dial registered 347. Hts rigorous training course had knocked off 276 pounds In seven months. JIGGS’ SYMPATHIES MISPLACED. JUNIOR CHAMBER READY FOR DRIVE O. R. French Picked as Mem bership Committee Head. A membership drive for 500 members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce was started today with the appointment of Oakleigh R. French of the Russell M. Seeds Company as chairman of the mem bership committee. Plans have been made for the drive, which will start with the membership meeting next Friday night at the Cham ber of Commerce. Four team captains have been ap pointed. These are with the members of their teams: Harry Scott, captain; Don Sted feldt, Harold Forsythe, Robert Arthur and Perry Lesb; Cushman Hoke, chair man ; Paul Kramer, George Mize, Robert Warner and Henry Bruner; Lawrence Neidlinger, chairman; Howard Bates, Harold Ross. l'ressly Kelly and George Stafford, and Paul Singleton, chairman, Gayle O. Banion, I. F. Ferrill, C. T. Rice and D. H. Collins. Each team is expected to obtain at least 125 members. Weekly dinners will be held each Fri day during the drive. The newly formed executive committee is composed of Wallace Lewis, Law rence Neidlinger, John B. Reynolds, Felix McWhirter, Lucius Wainwright. Henry Bruner, Howard Bates, Frank Jordan, Merle Sidener and Fred Millie. F. Don Allen of the Chamber of Com merce was selected by executive com mittee as secretary on the nomination of President Lewis. Must Mayor Resign to Get Long Vacation? RICHMOND, lnd„ July Ift.—A legal technicality has arisen here with refer ence to the city council’s action in grant ing a ninety-day vacation to Mayor W. W. Zimmerman. The question arises as to whether there will be a vacancy In the office of mayor, during this period. Under tbe state law provision is made that In the event of a vacancy In the office of mayor, the city controller shall I assume that office, and he is fully em powered to' act as mayor until anew mayor is elected and assumes office, but the controller is not permitted to con tinue to act as controller. In the event that Mayor Zimmerman'* ninety days' leave of absence ia not a vacancy in his office, it would appear that the controller has no authority to serve as acting mayor In any capacity. REAL ESTATE GOSSIP By REALTOR M AL W EVANS - -- - -■ - ■■ According to Realtor MacLeod I am one of six “goats”—named io make our | picnic a whirlwind success. O, D. Ross has been denied the priv ilege of competing in the games at the picnic by MacLeod. That gives the rest of us a chance. In selling homes realtors shonld re member that there are two kinds of men to deal with. Those whose wives have the final and deciding word In matters— snd bachelors. George Lucas has sure put on a lot of flesh In the past two weeks. He Is spend ing each week end now with relatives on the farm—who In pity for him due to his hard luck lately load his car up with provisions, so he has an abundance to eat. We state that the money he spends for gasoline for these trips is well invested. Ford V. Woods, has Joined the sales forces of H. Y. Bodine of the firm of Schmid ft Smith. Mr. Woods has been with tbe W. E. Stevenson Company since his return from the army In De cember, 1918. Mr. Woods has had several years' ex perience in the real estate and insurance business, having been in business for himself for about five years. He will help Mr. Bodine In the general real estate and insurance business. Helnle Richardt ha3 gone to the bad— be has been drinking hair tonic. Helnle probably would have got by without this becoming public if he hadn't spilled some of the fluid on his upper tip. The editor of this colyum has been ap pointed a committee of one to gather in the prizes for the picnic. Now don’t be bashful, let's hear from some of you chaps that have made a cleaning In the last few months, and have some useful prizes that will create competition and thereby Increase the excitement for the onlookers. We have to make this a big time for everybody. If I don’t get to you as soon as you have your gift ready. Just call me, Main 3500. A sure nuff fish story. Bill Brennan left for Lake Manltou, via auto. He said he was going In the fish business. He Is going to do the fishing while his bet ter half will have charge of the stand where they will be for sale. Question —Will the Mrs. have a busy time or will she enjoy the vacation! The Brennans will return to tbe city a week from Monday. “There are ten thousand lilacs In bloom In my front yard.” "Gee! Wish I could 'lilac* that." H. A. Who looks like a friar? So Jolly and tfct Who leads la the singing? and does It quite pat. t Who’s class Sunday morning Is known far and wide? Who--takes trips In a llxxie? bnt not a joy-ride. Who cracked his right arm In cranking the beast? \ But the smooth face of his morals was not dented the least. Who loses his nerve at the close fa deal? Who’ll grow wiser as shadows of time n him steal? You've guessed him? Well! Weill Pm thrown from my Pegasus. Make way at the table! Here comes Realtor Amos. —A S. M.