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Jmiiaua flails Slimes
Daily Except Sunday, ?5-29 South Meridian Street.
Telephones— Main 3500, New 28-351.
. . (Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, G. Logan Payne Cos.
Advertising Offices j >- ew York, Boston, Payne, Burns & Smith, Inc.
IS THERE any officeholder in the courthouse whose .office is conducted
on the same high plane of “efficiency” as that *of Leo K. Fesler?
NOW that we have a comparison as to the cost of courthouse janitor
ing with that of an office building, what will be done about the $9,200
waste ?
EVIDENTLY the duties of “inspecting” for the city do not interfere
materially with the occupation of soliciting for an illicit liquor manufac
HAVING ACTED as state examiner, state representative and speaker
of the house at the same time, Jesse Eschbach Is reported to be willing to
take on a fourth job as fuel director. '
Where the Money Goes
No one who has had occasion to transact business within its portals
will be particularly surprised by publication of the fact that it cost the
taxpayers of Marion county $9,200 a year more for janitor service in the
courthouse than it costs the owners of an office building containing -10
•Sice rooms for far better service.
The explanation lies in the fact that the janitors employed by the
owners of the office building are engaged to do janitor s work, not for
their political influence among the negroes of Indianapolis on whose votes
depends the political destiny of the republican party.
The obvious fact is that the taxpayers of Marion county, are, in this
one instance, paying $9,200 for the doubtful privilege of permitting their
government to remain in the hands of officeholders whose administration is
no better than the janitor service in the courthouse.
The wonder is that a community composed of men and women, with
the business acumen that has made this a great city, is so indifferent to
Its pocketbook as to permit this kind of waste when it could be 60 easily
The excess cost of janitor service in the courthouse is only an inci
dent in the reign of inefficiency that has marked the incumbency'of the
“good government and clean politics” advocates who swept into office
seven years ago and have devoted most of their time to the perpetuation
of their dynasty.
It is, however, a rather sad example of indifference, gullibility and
actual foolishness on the part of the taxpayers.
No stockholder in a corporation would tolerate such waste of money
as this.
No corporation that permitted its managers to dissipate its revenues
with such reckless abandon would long survive In the keen competition
of this community.
It becomes daily more and more of a wonder that the taxpayers of
Marion county, stockholders in the largest corporation in the county, are
so insensible to their financial interests as to tolerate the waste that
political plunder demands of public money.
The Days of Hobinson Crusoe
Maybe it was ten, twenty, forty, or more, years ago, but of course-you
can remember of the boy day dreams you had of being a second Robinson
Crusoe —even now you probably can visualize just the sort of raggedy suit
he wore, and his queer cap, and his man Friday.
Remeiftber how, lying in the cool shade of the trees fringing the creek
“back home,” with your flshin’ pole lying in the grass beside you, weighted
down with a rock, and the "bob,” almost forgotten, swinging lightly in the
slight current of the stream, you dreamed of the day when you, too, would
be shipwrecked on a desert isle.
Sure you wouldn't, for there’d be plenty of cocoanuts and bananas and
birds and fish—and you’d cast a rather drowsy eye toward the "bob” In
the stream —and- all sorts of shells with things in them a fellow could eat
in a pinch. ,
Maybe you even had the temerity to run away sbme time, on your
way to the sea, and didn’t have Time to get much beyond the curve in the
road, way past Jud Parker’s yellow barn, when darkness overtook you
and with it the strange sounds of the night and a sort of fullness in your
throat, the ache of which could quieted only by mother—and then you
turned and fairly beat it back for home, with your bare feet'pattering
swiftly in the warm dust of the road, regardless of ruts or possible -stone
bruises, for you were going home.
And all this comes back vividly through the story of the visit of Dr.
William Alanson Bryan, professor of zoology and geology of the University
of Hawaii, to the island of Robinson Crusoe, and the cave on the island, in
which Defoe’s hero lived for four years and which is still habitable and
Patriotic, Isn't It?
"The Brightwood Gazette," a handbill bearing the name of El C.
Boyden as editor, in its issue of Aug. 14, prints the following example of
the high-class political arguments to which the party of "intellectual
aristocracy and kulture" has been forced to resort so early in the cam
The Indianapolis Times; that lying democratic 6heet that can’t tell
the truth when it comes to politics, keeps harping about high taxes in this
city and county, and never says a word about the millions and billions of
Indebtedness heaped upon the people b£j‘he who kept us out of war"—
the late war with Germany—which was- all uncalled for, and which we
could have kept out of only for the bull-headedness of the "Country School
It is all right what he does in the eyes of The TimetfT and should be
endorsed by the people, which will not be in November. Put a pin there.
If our taxes have increased, which they no doubt have, the increase
has been caused by putting "John Barley Corn” out of business, which was
done by democrats and republicans, and not by the mismanagement of
affairs by the republican party. •
the national administration at Washington and the taxes will
be reduced and we’ll get back to normal once more and have better times,
arfd the only way to do this is to elect Harding and Coolidge. Hurrah.
Why, Mr. Tucker!
On Aug. 12, The Indiana Daily Times duly chronicled the fact that the
Lenoir Coal Company, in which Gov. Goodrich’s son has a SIO,OOO interest,
has been allotted the privilege of furnishing $10,400 worth of coal to a state
institution under the control of Gov. Goodrich.
On Aug. 13, under an Indianapolis date line, the Ft. Wayne Journal-
Gazette and the Evansville courier both reprinted the story as it appeared
in The Times the day before, both crediting it to their “bureaus" in the
Star building at Indianapolis.
Imitation isjthe sincerest form of flattery and The Times is glad it was
able to produce so desirable a story for these newspapers.
But what we can not understand is why Bert Tucker, who dictates the
political policies of the Star league and is employed by the Journal-Gazette
and the Courier as their special correspondent in Indianapolis, did not
cause the same story to be printed in the Indianapolis Star, the Muncie Star
and the Terre Haute Star. /
If the story was good enough to send to Ft. Wayne and Evansville surely
it was good enough to be printed in the Star.
Is the Star league intentionally depriving its readers of the truth
about the Goodrich administration?
Unusual, hut Usual
The reversal of the position of the city court relative to the legality
of passing a street car on the left hand side was a very unusual pro
ceeding and sufficient to break the routine for all court attaches and
But it was also quite passe in one respect.
The defendant who escaped a fine at the time the court ruled it was
legal to pass a street car on its left was a negro.
The defendant who paid a fine the time the court ruled it was
Illegal to pass a street car on the left was a white man. '
Perusal of the records of the city court throughout the present
republican administration reveal that there is nothing unusual about this
feature- ... * \ _ .
It having become the fashion of our more or less literary contempor
ary to quote for the edification of its readers the products of the New
York Times, usually with such comment as would indicate that great minds
run together, we can only interpret the failure to reproduce the following
as an oversight;
“It’s a fine day,” an indiscreet acquaintance once ventured to remark
to Martin Vanßuren. “It appears to be, so far,” replied that model of
caution and moderation. Our republican friends now find that they hara
been too rash. They welcomed joyfully "the great and solemn referendum”
on the league of nations. That was the cardinal, the "clear-cut” issue,
roared by a hundred organs. Only last Monday the Chicago Tribune
was saying:
Gov. Cox Wccepts the covenant of the league of nations as the para
's mount issue in this election and republicans will be glad that he has
done it.
Evidently the republican mall collections of republican opinion have
been unsatisfactory./The issue on which the Lodgeites and Borahites and
Johnsonites planted their firm feet, swearing to prevail or perish, is sud
denly whisked away by a conference of republican sages. Mr. Chairman
Will Hays, who has been at Marion, absorbing wisdom and corrupting Ms
style, has confabulated with Mr. Harding. The cardinal issue, like Mr.
Hays’s earlier manner of speech, is suddenly unhinged. In a wild word
spout that will surprise and pain Mr. Meredith Nicholson and all other
admirers of Indiana literature, the chairman cries:
It is squarely up to the electorate to indorse or repudiate the last
seven years of democratic maladministration in Washington, which to
the vast majority of the citizenry of this country stands for a simple
squandering of our great resources, a saturnalia of extravagance, a
catclysm of perverted purposes and broken promises, and, finally, an
absolute betrayal of American rights and American interests.
Such is Mr. Hays’s agitation that, in giving the order to right-about
face, he mixes Swinburne and Sir Bbyle Roche qpd that once famous
document of doom, the Ocala Platform, in a fearful and wonderful com
pound. He even so far forgets himself aq/to speak the word “citizenry,”
once used by the abhorred Mr. Wilson, to the Irritation of all the republican
faithful. The Hoosier literati may be trusted to remonstrate with Mr.
Hays and ask him not to expose himself too often to the dangers of
Marlon phraseology. Meanwhile, it Is clear that something like a panic
has seized the gods of the republican campaign. In less nervous moments
they must know that issues are made by the voters, not the candidates
or the managers. Mr. Bryan’s unhappy experience in paramounting issues
oan not be "forgotten, save temporarily, in Marion.
Moreover, this lightning change proves that the senatorial grandees
are finding that they misread badly the republican mind. The republican
friends of the league of nations are discovered to be so numerous that the
issue of issues must be put, in the background, veiled. The Harding-Hays
prime policy and hoped-for watchword of harmony is merely. In effect, a
republican adaptation of Mr. Charles A. Dana's “Turn the Rascals Out.”
it is an effort to unite a wrangling and divided party on the noble platform
of "Give the republicans the offices,’’ st lesst such of them as civil service
reform, that evil work of Mr. Simon Cameron's "damned literary fellers.”
still leaves open to laborers In the political vineyard.
The administrative record of Mr. Wilson is one of so m&ny undeniable
and rruitful achievements that tl\e democrats need have no fear of re
publican attacks on It. His constructive part in the league of nations is
a splendid part of that record. There la a great body of independents
and republicans who regard that league and the adherence of the United
States to It as the preponderant Issue. This shifty bit of political con
juring in Marion will not change their deep-seated opinion and conviction.
And how about the “bitter-enders”? Who is going to make the harm
ful necessary Hiram Johnson relent his rage against the league as the si>m
of all villainies? Who Is going to put a hook in the jaw of that leviathan?
Who will can the thunders of Borah. Brandegee. Moses, Knox. Lodge, and
the whole corps of Implacable anti-covenanters? Trying to heal division,
the Marlon doctors have only Inflamed It more, wisdom seems to have
departed from the republican machinists. They are uncertain, weak,
flabby, quick to put on gooseflesb. As for that republican Benjamin, Mr.
Hays, the same fatal day shows him nlaying a queer political game and
clothing his once engaging style in fustian.—New York Times
T. P. A. Holds Picnic
Broad Ripple Aug. 21
Indianapolis traveling man. together
■with their wive* and families, will attend
the anneal picnic anti outing of Post B,
Traveler*' Protective association, at Broad
Ripple park Aug. 21.
About 1,500 traveling mn and their
families are expected to attend the out
Good News for
'P 1 M Men Who Want
Fine Neckwear
ra The WHEN August Sale
uW brings you neckwear of the finer
* ?|@l' JW grades away less than regular
™prices. Come in and look over
these neckwear specials now,
while the assortments are com
✓ plete.
Speciah in Four-in-hands of the liner
Trousers grades, a good range of choice,
—Men ’s white each, $1.15.
gaberdine trous- Another assortment of "fancy
ers four-in-hands, offers remarkable
* 7,60 value at G9<*, 3 for $2.00.
—Men’s white Wash four-in-hands of pure
flann K ; lk are f eatu red at 55?.
“ Yo-San” neckwear, a good
assortment, is specially priced
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Creds Club to Meet
at Chamber Tonight
[ A meeting of the Credo club, a Junior
organisation affiliated with the Indianap
olis Association of Credit Men, will be
h!d this evening at 6:80 at the Chamber
of Commerce.
The club la Jtiat being organised and
Is for men who are interested In the
study of credits and collections.
AlvsT'.iigyou.v Manufacturing fits* available
Hammond and Muncie Now in
Second Division.
Indiana now has one first-claae. eight
second-class,, seven third-class, twenty
one fourth-class and sixty-one flfth.class
citjys, as a result of the 1920 census, ac
cording to announcement of the Indiana
legislative reference bureau.
Two cities, Hammond and Muncie,
moved from the thlrd-clasa to second
class cities, and one municipality, East
Chicago, leaped from fourth-class to
Four cities, Elkhart, Logansport, Ko
komo and Marlon, went from the fourth
class rating to cities of the third class,
while cities went from th€' fifth
to fourth class.
Under a law passed In 1915 the state's
seven third-class cities, Anderson, Elk
hart, Marion, Lafayette, Loganaport. Ko
komo and Richmond, may become cities
of the second class by reason of property
valuation, provided the citizens of those
cities vote for such change.
Several transitions of cities Into high
er classes are made possible through
property valuation.
The date of transition Into the higher
class has not been determined, although
state officials hare been using the new
classifications in determining the status
of cities of the state.
Indiana cities are divided by law into
five classes on the following basis:
Cities of the first class, cities having a
population of 100,000 or mors; cities of
the second class, cities having a popula
tion of 35,000 or more and less than 100,-
000; cities of the third class, cities hav
ing a \populatiou of 24.000 or more and
less than 35.000; cities of the fourth class,
cities having a population of 10,000 or
more and less than 20.000 and having ta*.
able property to the amount of $5,000,000
or more, also alt cities having a popula
tion of less than 10.000 and having tax
able property of not less than $7,500,000;
cities of the fifth class, cities having a
population of 10,000 or more and less
than 20,000. whose taxable property is
less than $5,000,000, also all cities having
a popalation of lesa than 10,000.
Methodist Meeting
Will Begin Tonight
Orville B. Roberta of Forest, Infl.. wtH
deliver the iiermon opening the eighty
first annual conference of the Methodist
Frotctant churches of Indiana tonight at
the Victory Memorial church.
The conference will continue until
Monday, Ang. 23, with morning, after
noon and evening sessions.
Tomorrow morning candidates for the
ministry will be examined and in the
afternoon lectures will be given to them.
In the evening speeches will be made
by L. Shelton and Thomas C. Day.
The sermon will be preached by George
8. Henninger.
“The stars Incline, but do not compel.”
TUESDAY. AUG. 17, 1930.
The planets rule for good thie day,
according to astrology.
. This Is a away most favorable for all
who project altruistic or progressive
ideas, since it makes for practical de
It is a lucky day for commercial en-
Washington and Alabama Streets—Just East of Courthouse /
Clearance Sale of
For Women and Misses
New colored voile frocks. Styles that are especially be
coming to the young miss of 15 to 18 years—made with
ruffles, tunics' or with simple tucked skirts—sashes, wide
belts and dainty collars and cuffs in white or contrasting
colors make them attractive to the young girl.
SIO.OO value 94.98
$15.00 value $7.48
$20.00 value • $9.98
Stout Size Dresses
Pretty voile or gingham dresses, in stout sizes; prettily
$15.00 value • $9.98
$17.50 value \ $11.95
$24.50 value • .$14.50
Wash Skirts Reduced
We have reduced every cotton wash 6kirt in stock and
offer you unrestricted choice of any white cotton skirt
in stock at the following reduced prices:
$4.08 skirts for $2.98
$5.98 and $6.98 aklrts for $3.98
$7.50 and SIO.OO aklrts for • $4.98
sl.lO Pepperel
79c a Yd.
Lets Than Wholesale Coat
Bleached, 2>/i yard* wide, well
known foe Its wearing quality;
heavy weight, full pieces, no mill
end lengths (Mnnlt 5 yards).
No C. O. 0., Mall or Phone Orders.
450 Cambrio Mualln, 29#
Yard wide, soft finish, for fine un
derwear and general use.
360 Percales, 24#
Standard quality, in navy, cadet,
gray and ’ light grounda, neat
figures, cheeks and stripes to select
Table Oilcloth, 59#
Best quality, assorted patterns,
light-and dark, also plain white,
full piece#, no seconds.
Corded Madras Shirting, 59#
Yard wide, neat stripes on light
grounds; fast colors for waists and
Barber Towels, Dor., $1.19
Bleached, extra soft finish, hemmed,
ready for use, red border.
98c Novelty Suiting, 69#
Yard wide, assorted plaids, for'
children’s school dresseß.
Bargain Table
$1.25 and $1.50 Silk Corset Covers
or Camisoles, in white
or flesh ?OC
$1.25 to $1.50 MusMn Envelope
Chemise, lace or em
broidery trimmed
No Phone, C. O. D. or Mail Orders.
terprises and for whatever depends on
There is a peculiarly fortunate direc
tion this day for all who seek prefer
ment. Political candidates should bene
fit by planetary forces that stimulate
energy and encourage right effort*.
Speech is subject to influences that
seem to presage a return to popular
ity of orators and all who use the power
of spoken argument.
Lawyers should benefit greatly during
this rule which is most helpful to wom
en as well as men.
Children’s DRESSES
Ages 2 to 6 Years
$1.25 to $1.48 kind 98#
$1.98 to $2.48 kind • $1.48
$2.98 to $3.48 kind $1.98
$3.98 to $4.98 kind „ . . • $2.98
$5.98 kind $3.98
Ages 8 to 16 Years
$3.98 kind $1.99
$4.48 kind $2.24
$5.98 kind • $2.99
$6.98 kind • $3.49
$9.98 kind $4.99
Ages 6 to 14 years
$2.48 kind $1.98
$2.98 kind $2.48
$3.48 kind .. - $2.98
$3.98 kind $3.48
Education now will assume a great
importance and will be of concern to
milllonalrss, and leaders of thought In
the United States.
Persons whose blrthdate it Is should
not speculate or go to law. eßusiness
may be rather perplexing and should 1
be carefully watched.
Children born on this day are likely
to be quick and well balanced In mind.
These persons do not take kindly to
business.—Copyright, 1920.
New Neckwear
round neck styles, ranging in price
from £<•} ["SI
98c to
SETS, 49c and aOC
COLLAR POINTS, in colored or
gandies and lace, £-f fffk
49c to SXC>U
LARS, with sash ff A
to match slsuv
Aprons of Many
Styles in Most
Desired Fabrics
The need of aprons Is a mattes
known to economical and thrifty
housewives. Here are aprons that
will prove themselves worthy, for
theY are fashioned of excellent ma
terial and will give satisfactory
$1.98 to $2.98
Stout Size Coats
Light weight, full length coats in
serges and tricotine, semi and
belted effects. Black or navy.
$29.50 kinds $23.50
$32.50 kinds $25.00
$34.50 kinds $26.50
$39.50 kinds $29.50
$42.50 kinds $31.50
Short Sport Coats
Late spring and summer coats,
short sport models, suitable for
early fall wear. We have an ex
cellent assortment of models, regu
lar $19.50 to $42.50 kinds, on sale at
$9.75 to $21.50

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