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Jntara Jlailg ciumes
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.
Dally Except Sunday, 25-29 South Meridian Street
Telephones—Main 3500, New 28-351.
MEMBER OF AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS.
. (Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, G. Logan Payne Cos.
Advertising Offices ) yew % 0 ’ rk> 809 & n> Payne. Burns & Smith, Inc.
HOW THOSE REPUBLICAN EDITORS must have missed Gov. Good
rich at their Turkey Run. picnic!
GOODRICH says he is disgusted with the best legislature that ever
met His statement makes it unanimous.
WHAT HAS BECOME of Henry Roberts and the job the governor
promised him when his office was abolished?
THE SKELETON found in a cave recently is not the only one that will
be dragged out for public identification between now and next November.
THE MUNCIE PRESS says democratic headquarters have been trans
ferred to French Lick. We have sometimes wondered where they were,
ourselves. *
JOHN M. SCHMID says he was once a stockholder, but never a direc
tor of the Continental National bank. Thus is it demonstrated that even
a bank overlooks opportunities once in a while.
A MAN is known by the friends he keeps. John Holtzman's appoint
ment as head of the democratic speakers' bureau meets the unqualified ap
proval of George M. Ray, whose sentence in connection with the bribing
of a township trustee was suspended at Brazil.
Goodrich's New Duties
On Feb. 16, 1917, Gov. Goodrich said to the general assembly:
“It is the duty of the governor, not to enact laws, but to advise, suggest
or approve or disapprove. ... I desire only to co-operate with you,
to keep the pledges that were made and approved in the last campaign. *’
On July 30, 1920, Gov. Goodrich, after having started to a republican
meeting, returned for the avowed purpose of forcing the legislature to enact
amendments to what has been officially termed by the republican state
committee, the “best tax law possible under our constitution.”
In the interval we have had a period of “centralized” government.
Among the other products of centralized government appears to be a
governor who has repudiated his own conception of his duties and dele
gated new ones to himself.
No Home Rule Wanted
No more convincing evidence of the fact that the republican party Is
not yet weaned away from its love of “centralization” could be expected
\ than was afforded by the delays In concluding the special session of the
general assembly.
The tax law was the subject of consideration for weeks simply
because the republican majority In the assembly could not bring Itself to a
repudiation of the great fetish on which Gov. Goodrich won his way into
office and in the promulgation of which he became the most discredited
governor Indiana ever had.
Regardless of the fact that* the national republican party is and has
been complaining for months of the centralization of war powers in the
national administration, the republican party of Indiana still stands con
verted to the centralization of taxing power in a tax board appointed by
one man.
Regardless of the fact that the supreme court has determined that this
board actually overstepped the wide authority granted it hy the tax law
which was designed to centralize government in the hands of one man,
the republican assembly apparently did not awaken to the dangers of cen
tralization.
Centralization wa3 raised to nth power in taxation when the new tax
law was enacted. This law was officially proclaimed the "best law possible
under our constitution” and “the greatest achievement of the republican
party in Indiana since the civil war.”
The Indianapolis News, which advocated this law in season and out,
now takes the stand that “the tax law itself has not yet been shown to be
defective.”
A proposal to place the final word as to the tax levies and bond issues in
the hands of the circuit Judges, elected by the several communities, did not
meet the favor of the assembly.
A proposal to retain the autocratic powers of the tax board and legalize
the orders which the supreme court declared overstepped even the broad
powers granted by the “best law possible,” met with sufficient approval to
keep the assembly In a deadlock for weeks.
The truth is that the republican party has not yet learned Its lesson.
It still believes in centralization of power.
It still repudiates home rule and self-government in Indiana.
Rise of the Bathtub
As additional evidence that “the world do move” we reprint the fol-1
lowing from the Ohio State Journal:
The Woman Citizen tells us the first bath tub In the United States
was installed in the home of Adam Thompson of Cincinnati on Dec. 20,
1942. It was a large mahogany box lined with sheet lead. Its owner was
extremely proud of it, because at his Christmas party he exhibited it to !
his guests and explained its use and purpose. He had some curious guests
and gave four of them an opportunity to have a Christmas bath in the new
household convenience. And the bathtub got two columns of story in the !
city newspapers the next day, in which it was denounced as an epicurean I
luxury, undemocratic, out of harmony with the simplicity of the day. Lead- j
lng medical men denounced it as dangerous to health. The controversy
spread. Philadelphia, in 1843, sought to prohibit by ordinance bathing
from Nov. 1 to March 15, but it lacked two votes. Virginia laid a state tax j
of |3O per year on bathtubs.
Crippling the Accounts Boards
Still another explanation of why Gov. Goodrich pushed the coal con
trol bill through the legislature has been offered.
This explanation is pertinent to the change in the plan that placed
control over the coal industry in the hands of the board of accounts, con-1
slsting of the governor, his appointee and the auditor of state. The In- j
di&na Publicity Bureau says:
“Another object in placing coal control in the hands of the botrd of
accounts, Is seen by opponents of the bill. It is charged that practically all
of the time of the hoard will be taken up with investigating the coal situa
tion and that the regular work of the field examiners will be practically
stopped. That means, they assert, that few disclosures that might hit
republican officeholders over the state can expected in the months
intervening hetween now and the fall electiom
"By thus tying the hands of the state bdard of accounts such an ex
pose as the one that is clouding the official record of Ora J. Davies, repub
lican candidate for treasurer of state, can lie avoided.’’
Which recalls that public announcement of the results of the investi
gation of the offices of Marion county and (of the affairs of the school board
of Indianapolis have been long .[
So long has been the delay, in fact, that -a. great many citizens whoj
were interested in the examination have concluded that they discloses
conditions so bad the board hesitates * make them public. A
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Why Is the United, States weather bu
reau discontinuing the weather kiosks
In various cities? This department of
The Times tells yon. If you have a
question to ask, send it with a 2-eent
stamp to The Indiana Dally Times, In
formation Bnreau, Fdererlo J. Haskin,
Director, Washington, D. C.. The answer
will be mailed direct to you.
WEATHER KIOSKS.
Q. Does the United States weather
bureau control' the weather kiosks in
various cities? A. W.
A. The weather bureau says that it
operates these kiosks (pronounced
ke-osks), but that very few are still in
use. It is the policy of the bureau to
discontinue their service, since tempera
ture taken so near the street level dif
fers perceptibly from the official
weather report and leads to commend
and confusion.
SOME SWIMMER.
Q. Please give me the name of the
man who swam twelve miles with hands
and feet tied, near Boston. D. H.
A. The record we find was made in
the New York harbor by Harry Elion -
sky of New London, Conn. He not only
swam twelve miles with hands and feet
tied, but also towed a rowboat.
VENOM OF SNAKE.
Q. Is the venom of a poisonous snake
that has been killed, infectious?
' W. L. S.
A. The United States biological sur
rey says that it is doubtful If suffleeint
venom of a poisonous reptile would re
main on its fangs after death to injure
a person seriously. It must be remem
bered that such a snake will frequently
inject as much as twenty drops of poison
into a wound.
OUR DEAD IN* BEI/GIUM.
Q. Will the soldiers burled in Belgium
be returned to this country? T. M. .
A. The state department says that
the Belgian government has signified its
willingness to have the bodies of Amer
ican soldiers removed, promising the
co-operation of its railways in aiding
transportation,
PLATINUM.
Q. Will soot, carbon and dirt col
lect on platinum, which is constantly In
a furnace? Will the composition of the
platinum be changed by the gases in
the furnace? Is it a good conductor of
electricity? N. 11. K.
A. The bureau of mines says that
soot, carbon and dirt will collect on
platinum, and that gases such as car
bon monoxide, hydrogen, and carbon
dioxide do change Its composition slight
ly, Platinum is a good conductor of
electricity.
NAVY PENSION.
Q. I have been working at a naval
ordnance plant for two years I under
stand all men over C3 will bo turned off
Aug. 20, 1920. Will they receive a pen
sion or a bonus? F. D. W.
A. The navy bureau of ordnance says
Jihyraes.o the Tsmes>
tm —M
As I recollect th' Rprvicos thet ’s rendered u
these days
Tt ‘pears t’ me thar s critters dumb deservin'
heaps o' praise—
Take Ball ’nd Jeff, firo hosses, fine animals,
I'll say,
A-servln’ here their city In a willin’, patient
way.
They’re down at Number Thirty, pull a ladder-truck,
y* see,
An* t’ watch ’em make a run is a pleasure sure
fer mo,
With their ears laid back, an* wild-eyed, hoof3
clatterin’ t,hey go
Respondin’ to thjeir duty, ’s faithfully, y’ know,
v
Why, “the boys” have grown t’ love ’em, an’ t’
know their habits, too,
Them hosses, yep. It 's funny, have really learned
t’ chow
Terbaecy like th’ firemen, an’ they ’ll flggit
’round t* git.
A chaw o’ nicotine —don't make ’em sick
a bit
But I hear thet soon th' city will motorize th’
corp,
An’ then ol' Ball 'nd Jeff at fires I’ll see
no more; '
Well, I want t’ tell y’ this much, I’ll miss \
'em, you bet I will,
Fer no shiny gas’line wagon them hosses’ place
kin fill.
BRINGING UP FATHER.
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INDIANA DAILY TIMES, SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1920.
that only men who have served in the
navy, or who have worked for the gov
ernment at the navy plants for a period
of fifteen years, are entitled to a pen
sion. There is no bonus except to men
who have been enlisted in the service.
CUBA’S HARBORS.
Q. Has Cuba good harbors?
. It. G.
A. Cuba s seacoast Is 1 approximately
2,000 miles long, with more deep water
harbors than any other country in the
western hemisphere.
i
“FATHER OF GIANTS."
Q. Who is known as the 'Father of
Giants”? M. E.
A. This term is supposed to apply to
Anak, the long-necked giant of the Old
Testament. He was the progenitor of a
race of giants, the collective of which Is
Anakim.
JOHN LA FAROE.
Q. Has America produced an artist
who has been noted for his work in
stained glass? E. H. L.
A. John. La Farge, who died in 19X0,
was our first great artist of this kind.
He not only had a remarkable color
sense combined with his artistic gift,
but experimented successfully in the
manufacture Ylnd designing of stained
glass.
UNCLE SAM’S MINTS.
_Q. Do United States mints coin any
money beside our own? M. B.
A. Cuban coins are made in American
mints, also the coins of several South
American countries.
TARIFF.
Q. What is the origin of the word
tariff? G. K.
A. The word Is of Spanish derivation,
the Spanish word tarlfa, meaning price
list or rate book. This wor<i In turn
comes from the Arabic tarifa, botlfication
or Inventory, from the verb “tarafa,” to
know.
Texas Boy Prevents
Wreck; Given $5,000
BARTLETT. Tex., July 31 —Texas tins
a hero in the person of Roy Kennedy,
11.
And, due to Roy's eourage. quick
thinking and a red sweater, over 290 pas
sengers on a Missouri, Kansas A Texas
train were snatched from almost certain
death.
Discovering WK) feet of track washed
out and sighting the “Katy” filer ap
proaching a mile away, the young hero
“shed" the sweater and got busy.
He brought the oncoming train to a
stop just seven feet away from the dan
ger siot.
The grateful passengers presented him
with a purse of approximately $3,000,
and he has mother thousand coming
from the railroad company.
K. OF C.’S INVADE
NEW YORK FROM
ALL QUARTERS
Supreme Convention of Catho
lic Society to Take Up
World Work.
PILGRIMAGE TO FRANCE
NEW YORK, July 31.—Knights of Co
lumbus from every state in the union,
from all the American possessions and
from the dominion of Canada and the
colony of Newfoundland assembled in
New York today for the thirty-eighth
annual supreme convention of the K.
of C. ~
Three hundred accredited delegates
with voting power, representing 700,000
knights, are he, and the city is host
to many thousands of knights and their
women folk here for the big .meeting.
The dominant note of the convention
will be the emphasizing of the Interna
tional work of the Knights of Columbus.
On Aug. 7, 230 knights will leave NeA
York on the steamship Leopoldina on
the largest peace pilgrimage that has
ever gone to Europe.
They will present the K. of< C. statue
of Lafayette to France, and the statue,
which has cost the knights $60,009, will
be accepted by President Deschanel and
unveiled by Marshal Ferdinand Foch.
COSTLIEST BATON
TO MARSHAL FOCH.
To Marshal Foch also the knights will
present the costliest baton ever given
to a marshal of France, and Supreme
Knight James A. Flaherty of Philadel
phia, who will lead the K. of C. pil
grimage, will Induct Marshal Foch as an
honorary member of the K. of C.
In giving this statue the knights
achieve the dual result of memorializing
those who have fought for American and
French liberty and in presenting their
baton to Foch they will go on record
as the first organization to so signally
honor the groat Frouch hero.
Marshal Foch recently requested that
the baton be presented to him In the hall
of St. Clemente college In the old Jesuit
school where he received his higher eau
cation.
This will be done.
The knights raised the funds for the
statue and th* baton without appealing
to the general public, as It was their
desire to make it a purely spontaneous
offering from their membership, especial
ly from the 100,000 knights who saw serr
lci during the war.
INTERNATIONAL *
GOOD FEELING.
Obviously, the striking display of in
ternational good feeling will ecllpss all
other happenings at the convention.
New York will see the greatest civilian
welfare party to be staged In recent
years, even in New York, when the K.
of C. pilgrimage sails.
The pilgrim* will be all men, for the
European outhorUica cannot give assn.-
ances of comfort to women traveling n
large numbers, and the knight*, being
a thorough democracy, ml* that if all
wonien folk cannot go, none shall go.
They have n long Itinerary before them
which culminates in Rome, when the
pop* win preside nt ceremonies for the
knights In the Vatican gardens, wits
the massed Vatican choirs giving their
final Roman recital before embarking fut
Ihoir ro-ond American tour.
Ri.t apart from the Importance of the
picturesque aspect „f the K. of C. con
vention, th* krlghta will launch In New
York n work that Is destined to be one
of the most Important ever undertaken
by a private organization.
FLAN KXmDITt'RE
OF EDUCATIONAL FUND.
Their educational convention, recently
held In Chicago, prepared a plan for the
expenditure of the $7,000,000 balance of
the K. of r. war fund on community
srlu-ot* for former service men and
i civilians.
During the last year the knights
founded seventy-throe such schools snd
graduated rnr than -10,003 ex service
men and women.
It remains for their supreme ronven
; tlon -to ratify the plan, which call* for
tbo extension of tho K. of C. sehool sys
tem throughout the country and for the
opening of tho schools to civilians who
pay cost fees.
The convention proper will be held on
Aug. 3, 4 and fi. the days Immediately
preceding and following being taken up
with various committee meetings.
All the amalgamated business of the
K of if, which includes one of tho
larges* 'nsurance systems In the country.
I* dealt with at the convention nnd
usually consumes every minute of meet
ing time, entertainment features at K.
of O. conventions being always subordi
nated to the business In hand.
The supreme convention Is the highest
governing body of the knights and a
thousand and one detalla come before It
for decision.
The principal sessions will be held at
the Commodore hotel, Supreme Knight
James A. Flaherty initiating the meeting
with his annual report after the prelimi
nary prayer.
Science and Religion
in Tiff onJWar Cause
BERLIN. .Tulv 31.—Rclenee and re
ligion have come Into conflict In the Ber- ,
lln suburb of Steglltx.
Dr. Goldstein, a general practitioner j
of Rteglltz, made some time ago a aen
sntlonnl lecture on the limitation of fam
ines.
The surplus population of Germany,
he maintained, was the main cause of the
war.
Germany had far too many people for
her natural resources.
Every woman, ho urged, who had
brought three living children Into the j
world should have the right to refuse
or avoid having more.
A local parson named Weymann lasucd j
a vigorous attack on Goldstein from tho
church standpoint.
Ho said Goldstein was "advocating j
sexual Bolshevism and tho destruction
of tho strength of the nation.”
Dr. Goldstein brought a libol suit, but
gained only nominal damages.
Both parties took the case to tho higher
court and the court of appeal reversed
tho former decision.
Ehebuyinti public are
the chief* benefactors
” HHZ I will open the floodgates of thrilling
bargains when I begin my famous Mill
£s & -fejj End Sale next Monday, August 2nd.
This or igi na l Lockhart Sale has a
: * Jr reasonable plea for your patronage. It
Wu;;’ is a product of economic evolution.
Men, women and children will be
clothed inexpensively, household rec-
Jw t| I maßr essities will be priced here way below
Wj;)! normal. I strongly advise you to heed
sWi-* *■ JJiflff carefully all Mill End advertising and
profit by the opportunity.
7WTTIS nm GOODS ca
* = t : h e. isiew k store £St. igaa™"'
PUSS IN BOOTS JR.
By DAVID CORY.
“Oyer the hills and far away.
Out In the west where the sky Is gray,
Till the sun goes down o'er the purple
hills
And the clouds are fringed with their
crimson frills.
"Out In the west where the mountain
crest
Goes to sleep In the sky’s blue breast.
And the tall green grass on the prairie
sings
To the tune the west wind gaily brings."
Thts is what the little Yellow Bird
sang an Puss Junior, with the beautiful
big diamond which the dwarf had Just
given him In the Inst story, walked out
of the old hollow stutnp.
“And now that you have found your
fortune,” said the bird, “what are you
going to do with It?”
“Leave that to me,” said Puss gaily.
“There Is plenty to do with a fortune,*’
and away he went merrily on his way
J ■)
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“The Great Giant Picked Up Pnsa and
Smiled.”
until he came to a pretty village. And
the first shop he came to was a Jewelry
store, so ho went In, rind showed the big
diamond to the man behind the counter.
“Goodness tne!" be exclaimed, "what
i> magnificent diamond.” and, would you
believe It/ be gave Puss over a thousand
dollars fbr It. So Puss put the money lit
hla pocket and started off again. And
you msy well believe he felt as rich as
king, for a thousand dollars In Mother
Goose Land Is Indeed a fortune!
“And now I'm going west,” •r.lrl Puss
to himself, “for that is where the Yellow
WHEN A GIRL MARRIES
A New Serial of Young Married Life
By ANN LISLE.—
UHATTER CIV.
“You wero with Phoebe! What do you
mean by that?"
Jim’s voice fairly snapped out at Neal
as he spent on Mu all the Irritation and
wrath accumulated against me and my
"l*ctur” on gambling.
But Neal was too happy to be Irri
tated by anything.
“Yes—with rhoebe.” he Mid. “The
car broke down and we had to walk till
we found a trolley.”
“Oh!“ That one exclamation of Jim’s
held volumes of relief. "Then, of course,
Y’lrglnla and Sheldon were along.”
“Yes—yes, of course,” replied Neal, ns
though he meant, “Were they? 1 didn’t
notice. They don't count."
And during the long, sleepless hours
of the night, when I lay dreading tho
suffering Jim's passion for gambling
might cause us both, the memory of
Neal's glorified face, and his vibrating
voice comforted me.
But with the return of day not even
tho thought of my brother’s happiness
could cheer me. I dragged through a
long morning, tortured by worry. Lunch
was a sorry pretense —I couldn’t manage
to cat n bite. For I knew just how ter
rible is the situation the wife of a
gambler faces.
What wonien suffer when the man they
love steko fortune, decency and man
hood even on tho "turn of a card’’ l
learned in my early youth. My own
father was a gambler. My childhood al
ternated between red plush and gilt hotel
suites on noisy throroughfnres nnd rag
carpeted hall bedrooms in dingy board
ing houses on furtive back streets. Moth
er nnd I wero starving in the bog of
shame, where father left us when he died,
when Father Andrew Hyland married
Bird says everything la new and won
derful.”
Well, by and by, after Puss had gone
for many a mile, he came across Old
Mother Goose on her Gander. She was
sitting on the good bird's back and fly
ing through the air at a great rate. But
as soon as she saw Puss she came down
to earth and asked him to go with her.
“My Gander can easily take two,” she
said; “for, although he is a trifle older
than when we last met, he Is still as
strong as ever.”
So Puss got up behind the old lady,
and away they went over tree top and
steeple, chimney and mountain, until
they came to the western part of Old
Mother Goose Land, where lived a great
Giant. He was—oh, so big and strong!
and his cheeks were as red as the sunset,
and his eyes as bright as stars, and his
arms as big as oak trees, and stronger.
“This Is little Puss Junior,” said Moth
er Goose. "Ho wishes to see the west
and has come with me.” And then the
Giant stretched out his hand and picked
up Puss and smiled.
And In the next story you shall hear
what the bis Giant said, for he said It so
loud that I heard It, although he was so
far away. And then the big round sun
turned a somersault over the mountain
top and rolled down the other side, like
a great ball of fire, and all the little
fairies began to sing a sleepy song to
put the Giant’s children to sleep.—Copy
right, 1920.
(To Be Continued.)
HOROSCOPE
| “The stars Incline, bat do not compel.”
SUNDAY', AUG. 1, HttO.
This Is a quiet day, according to
astrologers. While Mercury and Nep- J
tnne are in benelc place, the adverse j
rule is weak.
It Is lucky day for weddings, which
should bring happiness and long com- j
radeahlp.
While the atnrs smile on lovers, the
middle-aged as well as tbo young ars
likely to bo affected by tho pleasant
madness of romance.
Women are warned to combat the in
clination toward coquetry that the seer*
predict will be strong during the re
mainlng months of the year.
While progress Is foretold In all Hues
of public work, women as well as men
will attempt to gain place to which they
mother nnd brought us to s little home
on an elm-shaded village street. But It
was those years that took their toll of
mother. She passed on when Neal was a
tiny lad. Neal forgmts her, but I can
never forget. And today I face the very
problem that killed my mother.
Six hours alone with my thoughts nnd
T begin to grow morbid—desperate. Then
Betty came Into my mind. Suddenly love
and faith and a great need of her strug
gled out of tho ugly mists of jealousy
that have always kept me from ac
knowledging even to myself how fine and
splemlld Betty Brycce Is.
I called Betty's house. The maid told
me that Mrs. Bryce had goue over to Mrs.
Dalton's apartment.
So Betty was helping Virginia move
Into the new apartment—they were
friends already! For a moment I felt
shut, out, alone. I had rejected Betty’s
efforts at friendship—Virginia had re
fused mine—and they had found each
other. Envy chilled ma for a moment,
then I conquered my feelings and called
Virginia. The line was busy, but the
operator downstairs promised to call n*e
as soon as she could get the number.
A ring of the door beil summoned me
from tho phone. And I opened the door
to find Kvvy on the threshhold. Sh*> was
smiling and radiant—and her greeting
qestored ray confidence in myself. After
all, I had wanted an old friend of Jim's
to help us—and one had come to me. I
Instead of being jealous because she
liked my boy, I must use Evvy’s liking
for his benefit.
But before T could embark upon my
purpose. Evvy stated hers.—Copyright
1920.
(To Be Continued.)
are not entitled and many pretender*
will arise to claim attention.
Venus is, still in an aspect supposed
to indicate continued extravagance and
lack of thrift In places most detrimental
to the public good.
Uranus in tho eighth house seems to
■ threaten increase cf accidents in boating
and swimming.
Persons whose lirthdato It is should
I’# careful to avoid accident during the
coming year, which will be successful.
Children born on this day are likely
to be quick and. clever.
CLEVELAND PUTS
LIP FIGHT ON H. C. L.
f
City Administration Buys Fed
eral Food for Sale.
CLEVELAND, July 3L—The city ad
ministration took steps this week to give
the people of Cleveland another big sal*
of army food.
Floyd E. Waite, commissioner of
parks and public property, wrote to the
war dpa;tment at Washington, asking
for a a allotment of canned vegetables
for Cleveland.
WISHES BOTH
TO OFFER.
The government is proceeding with the
greatest sale It yet has held of the sur
plus from foods originally purchased
for the army.
This is an attempt to cut the high
cost of living.
The canned goods offered for sale,
however, are limited to corned beef,
corned beef hash, roast beef and baeon.
Waite said Thursday he doubted if
he could make a success of a sale of
meats alone, as at the previous meat
sale he had a considerable quantity left
on hand which he had to ship back to
Washington.
“There is not the demand for meat in
summer time that there is at other sea
sons," said Waite. “For this reason I
think the government should sell vege
tables as well.
“The government had a large surplui
of vegetables. I feel certain that it still
has large quantities on band.
"If we had vegetables to offer for pres
ent consumption people could be induced
to buy the meats and hold them un
til next winter, as they will be as good
then as now.”
When notified of Waite’s action the
division of surplus army food supplies
at Washington said it would supply vege
tables for a sale in Cleveland after it
had disposed of the meats.
BARS BOTH AT
SAME SALEL
It was stated, however, that the 41-
vision would not favor meat and vege
tables being offered at the same sale.
Prices quoted on the meats an lowes
than pre-war prices.
However, they will not be sold la lota
of less than $220.
The government Intends to dispose o<
the stock through mayors, postmaster*
and retailers. Margins of profit axe fired
by the department of Justices
Here are the prices being charged b|(
the government for the meats, with com
parative retail market prloest
Army Present
Sale Price. Bet. Price
Corned beef,. No. 1 cans. 21t4c 43-Bfc
Corned beef, No. 2 cans. 40c 75c
Jtoast beef. No. 1 cans.. 12c 4&3SO*
Roast beer. No. 2 cans.. 230 750
Crn. beef hash, l-lb cans 220 40c
Crn. beef hash, 2-lb cans 3sc 75c
Bacon, 12-lb cans $2.57 $300(88-41
Municipal Argument
Over; Coin Flipped
KANSAS CITY. Kae., July 31-—Tha
“flip” of a coin saved this city SSOO after
futile efforts of Mayor Mundenhall and
Secretary Berry of the Wyandotte County
Gas Company to compromise a bill owned
by the city for several years.
After a long conference the gas com
pany's bill, originally $42,000. was re
duced to $35,500. The city still balked
nml demanded the bill be made an even'
$35,00.
“We are only SSOO apart on a
ment. Bet's flip a penny for It,” sug
gevtod the mayor.
“You’re on.” said the secretary.
“Heeds for the city," said the mayor,
“Tb-' company will take tails,” said
Berry.
The coin, anew Lincoln one-cent piece,
spun in the atr.
A tinkle, heads won.
FATHER HAS A HUNCH.

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