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Jnftmua Sail® QTi xm INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. Daily Except Sunday, 25-29 South Meridian Street. Telephones—Main 3500, New 28-351. MEMBER OF AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS. . . ~ , __ ) Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Q. Logan Payne Cos. Advertising Offices I New York, Boston, Payne, Burns A Smith, Inc.' HAS THE MAYOR gone on another tour to “ascertain the Harding sentiment” in some other state than Indiana? . MANY public utilities seek increased rates. Only the Citizens Gas company has increased rates thrust upon it. INCIDENTALLy, the use of gas for heating purposes might easily be curtailed by the simple method of licensing gas mixers and refusing to allow their use on heating fixtures. MOST UNREASONABLE is the demand of the judges that the court house janitors work at the courthouse when so much of their time is required by the approach of the election. THE FACT that the Jim Goodrich coal commission law has been upheld by the federal court in no way lessens the viciousness of the measure nor does it cause *the law to .reflect credit on the legislature that passed it.' BETTER USE Os cars is advocated by the national chamber of commerce. As an example of intensification the chamber might have cited the use College avenue patrons make of their street cars—both of ’em! Penalizing Cooking The Citizens Gas Company, having filed its proposals for changes in the gas rates as requested by the Indiana public service commission, the scheme by which it is sought to Increase the cost of gas to the consumer in Indianapolis now stands revealed in all its iniquity. Without taking the initiative in any way, the Citzens’ Gas Company has now attained a position wherein it is likely to receive a flat increase for its gas from nearly every congumer this winter. The gas company “suggests” a surcharge on all gas bills for more than 2,000 feet of gas. In other words it suggests that every consumer whose gas bill ordi narily exceeds $1.20 a month contribute, under compulsion, an additional nn.n which the gas company says it does not need to pay dividends and which it “proposes” to impose as a “penalty” for excessive use of gas when gas is hard to get. The scheme is as nefarious as it is transparent. Very consumers use less than 2,000 feet of gas a month. Illustrative of this is the bill of one consumer whose apartment con tains no other gas fixtures than a kitetfen range and whose hot water is supplied from a coal heater. There are three persons in his family. The meter readings show that from Aug. 21 to July 21 he used 2,000 feet of gas. The facts are that from Aug. 22 to July 7 the apartment was not occu pied at all. Therefore, in fourteen days, the gas required to cook for these three persons equaled the amount of gas which the company is willing to allow the consumer to use at the 60-cent rate prescribed by statute. It is now proposed that for the gas required to cook for this family of three the other sixteen days of the month, the company shall be paid at a rate in excess of the statutory requirements, not because the company needs the money for dividend purposes but for some undefined reason that the public service commission appears to have discovered first and to be remarkably unwilling to disclose. The Citizens’ Gas Company, through its manager, disclaims any need of additional revenue for dividend purposes. * The plea that more revenue should be provided in order that a fund for betterments may be established is fallacious for the reason that there is no justice in expecting the citizens of Indianapolis to provide the capital for the enlargement of the plant and at the same time permit the companT to charge a rate that will enable it to pay dividends to stockholders on capi tal so provided. The theory that this contemplated surcharge is to reduce the use of gas for heating purposes and thereby afford more gas for cooking fails for the reason that the surcharge suggested is such as to place a penalty on cooking itself. Not for one minute has the company, the commission or any one else presented a valid reason for any tampering with the price of gas in In dianapolis. If the public service commission has determined that no utility shall fail to get an increase in rates before the coming election then let the public service commission increase the cost of gas to the consumer without subterfuge or deceit. If the members lack the nerve to carry out the orders of the influences that govern them without establishing some kind of an excuse for such action, at least let them obtain the assistance necessary to evolve a reasona ble subterfuge. Making Better Citizens There has just closed a most successful and remarkable season In this city wherein almost one million visits to playgrounds maintained by the board of park commissioners were made by Indianapolis children. • Os all the visits, only one serious accident happened. Many a child will look back to happy days, by reason of the efficiency of the recreation department of the city. ' One would think that the schools were continuing some activity during the vacation, so admirably does the work of Mr. R. Walter Jarvis, the director of recreations, fit in during the vacation period. The child is taught to play and that is not done with a hickory stick, either. It was a noticeable fact that during our recent war, city children were found to be in better physical condition than country ones. There's a reason. StTthe achievements of the department of recreation in contrib uting to a happy and a constructive summer should not go uncommended. The school yards and the parks were utilized to decided advantage. Over these was placed a matron, instructors of each sex and assistant instructors, when needed. There was always proper chaperonage for chil dren of all ages. The yards were fitted with apparatus and material and in addition lessons were given in art and in music, and any child could enjoy all these under instructors who made play of the instruction. Surely the ancient school master whose office was to terrorize little minds would feel out of place in a city employing high class persons to teach and supervise play. But the world has changed Its viewpoint in so many regards that it is difficult to keep up with the procession. Something better succeeded the old ideas. "If the laughter of youth today becomes the energy of the world to morrow, do we not owe to posterity some investment in glee?” The answer is to be found in the laws of today. By the acts of the legislature of 1919, the recreation department of the city was transferred from the .board of public health and charities to the department of public parks and power was conferred to condemn property for playground space and community centers. It is generally recognized more today than ever that play is essential to child and man and if that play is properly directed, it is a good part of education. So the children of the city have been furnished a place to play. The, results are direct, positive beyond question. In the first place, proper play, with apparatus, makes better bodies. This was demonstrated during the war. The records of the courts show less juvenile crime when the childish activities are conducted under proper direction. This is self-evident. In the third place, childish activity in the open is so guided that children learn to appreciate each other and to under stand that democracy is sustained by justice to all, sound co-operation and good spirited team work. The pageant so successfully given is an example of the latter. We have passed out of the age when necessity alone la to be consid ered in the training of the child and In so doing we find that the presence of some of the so-cslled luxuries mVkes better men and women of those who enjoy them during tender, formative age. The instructions in art, as given under the supervision of Miss Rose Lynn are commendable; the hours enjoyed in the music under Mrs. Martha Carr will never be forgotten by the person who was privileged to have them. The entire movement is healthy and good. Tl*\ response of almost a million visits Indicates It was popular to a remarkable degree, and it is It la established as a Tegular featWre of Indianapolis. success^^^ -1 \ f DAVIS PLEDGES DECENCY Democratic Candidate for Prosecutor Outlines His Policies • ■ * THE GOVERNOR INTERFERES James L. Murray, deputy prosecutor under Claris Adams, prosecutor of Marlon county, -wrote to Theodore Stein, Jr., on April 30, 1920* as follows: "Replying to your letter of April 29th, I wish to say that about this time last year, at the request of the Industrial board of Indiana I did Instigate a num ber of prosecutions against employers throughout the state, who were violat ing the workmen’s compensation law. “And apparently because of the fact that some of our governor's friends were lnpllcated, he requested that such prose cations be dropped. “Os course he has no Jurisdiction over the prosecutor’s office of Marion county, WHEN A GIRL MARRIES A New Serial of Young Mar ried Life —— By Ann Lisle CHAPTER LVIII. For Just one minute I was inclined to put Sheldon firmly back la his place with an abrupt word. Then I thought of Jim —content to be alone with Evvy—and taking me so completely for grauted as his own property that he could bundle me out with Sheldon as calmly as If I were his maiden aunt. It was silly not to enjoy this ride—and If I squelched Sheldon he would right-about-face and take me home. So I grinned aa mis chievously as I dared, and said: “Well—l’ve missed you, too." "Meaning that I’ve managed to keep my eh; rm hidden pretty thoroughly—eh, what?; Well—do yon see what you’ve mLsed—the way I do?" asked Sheldon almost tenderly, as the gray roadster drew out on the River road and drove Into the heart of a glorious crimson and purple and gold sunset. “The river—all Ihwny under Its purple shadows!” I cried, Impulsively, forgetting personalities before the grandeur of the glowing sky and water. "We'll drive on into the heart of the snnset—and then on into tbe dark—and then —and then, Little Lilac Lady?" asked Sheldon In a low voice with a queer vibrating note. ■. "And then we’ll turn around and drive Be Wise and Buy Your Umbrellas at | The Luggage Shop, 30 North Pennsylvania St. ® / /Swf f,ood TJmbrellas at 92.50. $3.00 and $4.00 A * IjS aN/ SIO.OO 811 k Parasols and Umbrellas, in all colors. m J Special sale at t^OeV/v/ ppp. trunks I WE REPAIR AND RECOVER L.€<ltil6r&oods TRUNKS-LEATHER GOODS - UMBRELLAS UMBRELLAS. I ~ J 30 NORTH PENNSYLVANIA ST. BRINGING UP FATHER. [ 'WELL-I JUt>T THEV KVTi CLOSE * \ HELLO DOCTOR COfHE ] ' | ATE AN ICC . Al-L THE t>OD* t /YAV H J R>OHT OVER - QUICK J k J CREAM fbOOA' * *- A At> F*R | a>M v“* i Ui/// , l A*b TOO C/MHI / ) l ~ao nr (Hn. ftArun Siavicx. lne. Jg y INDIANA DAILY TIMES, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8,1920. but wo were dependent upon the Indus trial board for their support and aid and theft records, and although they knew that? great benefit would be derived from an enforcement of the law, they hesitated to advtae or act contrary to the governor’s will, especially since he has assumed direction over all depart ments of the state, and the procedure undertaken waa dropped.” Gov. Goodrich has no right to interfere with the prosecution of law violators in Marlon county. You may rest assured that if I am elected prosecuting attor ney, my guide will be the statutes and not the governor of the state. PAUL G. DAVIS. home again, I sapose,” I said In a dry, practical tone. For suddenly I had cotne to realise that Rheldon Blake was flirting with me—flirting hard, and with all the certainty jind finesse of a man to whom this was an old game. Waa he doing It merely becauae he was "that sort” and kept his hand In with any woman who came along ? Or wbb it becauae it had piqued him to have Evvy lend him out ao unceremoniously while she stayed alone with Jim? “We’ll torn and drlva home now, If you have had enough,” Sheldon answered grimly. Evidently he was sensitive, end my re ply to hie last bit of— eentlment—had hurt him. "Will you bring me out again?" I ven tured to placate him. He turned and gripped my hand. "Surest thing you know! And per haps some day Jimmie and his sister Virginia, too.” At thie I emtied to myaalf. Os course! Why bad I forgotten'Vlrginia? K was because of her, no doubt, that Sheldon was cultivating me, and he was making the absurd mistake of thinking I could help him with her. But not even the WHEN II STORE |P To All State Fair Visitors We Extend An Invitation to Visit The . WHEN This Week i * —We know many people will lake this opportunity to look around a bit and see what’s good in men’s and boys’ clothing for fall. To such people we say, “Come in, make our store your store.” Whether you wish to buy or not we’ll gladly show you our new Fall Hats — Suits — Shirts —Neckwear HOROSCOPE “The stars Incline, but do sot compel.” THURSDAY, SEPT. 9. Venus and Mars ruie strongly for good todajr, according to ostrology. Women coma under the most Inspir ing and helpful Influence making for con structive and successful work. It Is a promising sway for weddings and love affairs. The girl who marries undor thla rule of the stars la likely to hare a atrong arm on which to lean. Theaters ate well directed by the planets ac this time, when there should be large profits based,on artistic achieve ment. Actresses should benefit greatly while this rule continues for it seems to presage power to win acclaim, growth in popularity and lo g prosperity. Engineers, contiactors and men who have scientific training along mechan ical lines should profit during this gov ernment of the stars. Food prices will become the cause for riots In certain quarters, the seers pre dict. Suicides and mysterious deaths will in crease In number at this time. The mind should be safeguarded against the en trance of sinister suggestions. Persons whose blrthdate It Is should be watchful lest fires or thieves cause losses Children born on this day may be rather Inclined to be Impetuous and - They shonld be protected against possible accidents.—Copyright, 1920. thought of Virginia could spoil the sun set. An we drove home lq the' afterglow and the twilight, the quick leap of un derstanding In the last moment kept us silent. I felt sure Sheldon was thinking of Virginia, and the person of whom 1 was thinking was pretty closely related to her. I kept wondering over and over: “la Jim happy alone with Evvy—or does he wonder what I am doing?" In the fast-falling twilight I took o& my hat and let the little evening breezss play through my hair. When we came to the dark of that cliff-hung path I thought I felt Sheldon’s hand on my hair. “lou’re sweet—little Lilao Lady—very tweet. We’ll come again," he whlapered. All in a second I slipped on my hat. In another moment we were hack on the bright main path. I was a little frightened and ronaclous. Sheldon Blake bad touched m/ hair al most caressingly. Was that for Virginia—or became any womsn was "fair game” for him?—Copy right. 1920. BUOTANCY Or CORK. Q. What part of a cor* remains above water? P. S. M A. Cork is so buoyant that 76 per cent is above water. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS What does "kangaroo” mean? When was the first Thanksgiving Proclamation Issued? This department of The Times will tell you. If you have a question to ask, send It with a two-cent stamp to the Dally Times Information bureau, Fred eric J. Haekln, dlreotor, Washington, D. C, The answer will be mailed to you direct. v TREATMENT FOR SICK MAPLE. Q. A sugar maple In front of my house seems to be dying. It has not been struck by lightning or hurt in any way. What can you suggest? a _ O. D. R. A. It may be that*the roots of the tree are too neor tbe surface and are be ing damaged by traffic. Loosening the earth and adding enough dirt to cover the roots thoroughly might help. Other wise, you should consult a tree sur geon. DECIDES A BET. , Q. A bets that there are more hands that will beat four tens than there are that will beat four acea. Does he win? W. T. A. A. A lbses. There are thirty-two hands that will beat four aces and only twenty four that will boat four tent. Only straight flushes will beat four aces and there are thirty-two in which aces do not figure (the aces being held against the possible combinations). There are only twenty straight flushes that can be made without the use of the tens. Add to this number four sets that will beat the four tens, and the result is that you have only twenty-four hands that will beat four tens. meaning of kangaroo. Q. What does the name "kangaroo” mean? x. E. F. i^^2__Wh£n_._C' a pta in Cook discovered READ OUR ADS WITH CONFIDENCE „ . T kl Bargain i able near ... ... .... _ _ _ _ , cake ... .......... i>C Washington and Alabama Streets—Just East of Courthouse Newest FALL SUITS New in many delightful phases are the suit fashions for the coming season. Here are suit modes with coats longer, slightly tailored, many of them belted, closer fitting at the waistline, but flaring slightly toward the, bot- In these suits embroidery of braid or and silk and unusual pockets are noted. And many of them Silvertone, Velour, Duvetyn, Tricotine, *k-rge, Duvet de Laine $23- 50 to ?89 ALL ALTERATIONS FREE $2.50 Silk Stockings, Special, $1.98 Pair ! $2.48 SATIN MESSALINE, [ Victory Lady Anne stockings, full fashioned, pure <2l #SO a Yard thread allk with lisle tops; black, white, navy , * ~ .... . . American brown Splendid quality, yard wide, highly lustrous fin ish. in all wanted shades, plenty of navy, black Pure Silk Out Siae Hcse, $1.79 Pair * nd brown. Pure silk, with silk liaio tops, seamless foot and $2.98 TAFFETA, mock seam leg; in black, white, navy and cordo- jQg Yard Yard wide, pure dye taffeta, chiffon finish; all Children’s 39c Hose, 29c Pair many wanted fall shades, for suits, skirts and i Fine ribbed, made of excellent yarn, reinforced; dresses. black, white and brown. These are substandards $3.00 BLACK DUCHESS, of Buster Brown 39c grad,. $1.98 a Yard Bnrson Rib Top Hose, 49c Pair Lu „ rou „ jet black, heavy quality, for suits, These are strictly first quality. Burson hose, fast skirts and blouses. black with clastic rib top; regular and out sizes. yg POPL7N Silk and Fiber Hose, Special, 98c Pair gj 19 a Yard Pure silk and fiber mixed hose, made with mock ...... . ’ . seam leg and reinforced foot; black, white, navy \ ar ? Wlde > best quality, in any wanted plain aud cordovan; strictly first quality. shades, ior suits, skirts and dresses. 59c Infants’ Wool Hose, 29c Pair $2.5° BLACK. TAFFETA, Infants’ Australian cassimere hose, iu black or Spl.Ocf R xaFu white, silk heel and toe, irregulars of 69c grade, Yard wide, heavy quality, chiffon finish'(Corticelli our regular 39c. _ brand), for women’s waists and dresses. Uent School SUITS Suits primarily intended for school wear but good enough for dress wear—youthful in style, sturdy in service, tailored with care. If we called them “wear proof” you’d “call us down” perhaps, but | / UjULii since the proof of the pudding lies in the eating, we're willing to have / j Ppt” 8 -! you put the suits to a wear-proof test. LJ V suits up to fi*Q pye ' HWrrJI $18.75 at i O L 1111 VM Other Suits up to $22.50 j sh Boys’ Union Suits Boys’ Caps Boys’ fall and winter weight union Boys’ school caps, all the desirable v My suits of excellent wearing construe- styles and colors suitable for school $1.25 to $2.48 SI.OO to $1.95 Australia, he saw some natives on shore with a dead animal in their possession. He sent some sailors to buy It. When it was brought on board he saw that It was an animal with which he was en tirely unfamiliar. He sent the sailors back to find out the name of the animal. The natives could not understand what they desired to knew, so replied la the Australian language—“ Kangaroo," mean in English, “I don’t know." Therefore, the name of this animal means, “I don’t know.” RACE DISTINCTION IN D. C. Q. Are negroes aUowed to ride iff ths same cars and trains with wh, s in the District of Columbia? W. M. A. A. There Is no discrimination roada on the public conveyances in the Dis trict %f Columbia between the negro and white races. COMPASS AND MAGNETIC Polt Q. I understand that the compass points to the magnetic pole which changes In location. What would that change amount to at Bangor, Maine, be tween 1880 and 1920 as used in sur veying? A. B. A The coast and geodetic survey says that the compass now points about 2 degrees and 15 minutes more to the west at Bangor, Maine, than It did In 1880. ANENT THANKSGIVING. Q. Please tell me when first Thanksgiving proclamation was issued? W. A. R. A. After the first harvest of the New England colonists In 1620, Gov. Bradford made provisions for a day of thanksgiv ing and prayer. In 1817, New York City adopted this as an annual event and it soon spread throughout the states. In 1864 Abraham Lincoln, the president, appointed a day of thanksgiving and prayer. Since then the presidents have Issued a thanksgiving proclamation. SOLDIER FUNERALS. Q. Will the government pay funeral expenses of a man had been In the army? C. T. M. A. The wJr department says that the government does not pay tbe funeral expenses of a soldier unless he dies la the service or In a soldiers’ home. A veteran's pension may be applied to such expenses, If any accrued and no other means for burial are available. ANOTHER QUOTATION. Q. WIU you tell me where the quota ■ tloa Is that “A man is liable to s'.n at the sparks are to go up?” E. D. B. * A. There Is a verse in the Bible (Job 5.7), which reads "But man Is | born unto trouble as the sparks fly up wards." EDITH CAVELL. Q. Was the body of Edith Cavell re turned to England for burial? I. M. A. "A. After services at Westminster Abbey, the body of Nurse Edith Cavell, executed by the Germans at Brussels, Oct. 12, 1915, was buried at Norwich, Eng., May 15, 1919. Attendance Grows in Greensburg Schools Special to The Times. GREENSBURG, Ind., Sept. B.—The city schools opened here with an Increased attendance over last year. The grade schools showed sn Increase of twenty-three, and an increase of fifteen In high school. Superintendent Elmer C. Jerman pre dicts one of the best years in the his i tory of the local schools. JIGGS IS SEEIN’ THINGS.