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Indiana daily times. [volume] (Indianapolis [Ind.]) 1914-1922, September 14, 1920, Home Edition, Image 5

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Can an Indictment of Heartlessness Be
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Made Against the Women of Indianapolis?
WHAT’S the matter with Indianapolis
women? No one is asking them to
give something.
Are the women of Indianapolis so heart
less that they will allow men and women
nearing the sunset of life to walk Indian
apolis streets next week in vain search for
a place to spend the night?
This is a question that is right up to the
women. This isn’t a man’s question for the
women control the home.
Indianapolis women, you can not say that
you have not been told about the situation!
Every home in the city has been seen by
a Boy Scout, to whom a room could be given.
Every newspaper for the past sixty days
has carried a coupon in which you could fill
in a room for rent.
Every bill sent out by a downtown mer
chant the first of the month had a card en
closed for you to fill in.
Every child in school was given a card
either yesterday or will be today to take to
38,000 homes to be filled in.
There’s a coupon in today’s paper, as there
has been for every issue of the last sixty
days for you.
Newspapers have been most generous
with their news space with stories to awak
en you to the seriousness of the situation.
Billboards have proclaimed your duty to
You either have been called or will be
called on the telephone this week.
This Page Paid for by
Pettis Dry Goods Company
and another Indianapolis Firm
Are the women of Indianapolis heartless or
neglectful? Or has the machinery for gather
ing in the rooms to be rented to the G. A. R.
veterans next week fallen down? Read this
page and let’s decide. Incidently let’s decide
whether or not you have done your duty.
Yet perhaps in all the combing of the city
you might have been missed. Or perhaps
you have not been ready to say whether or
not you could rent one of your rooms.
But now is the time.
We can not believe that the women of
Indianapolis are heartless, or are so utterly
selfish that they would be willing that a
single old man or woman should spend chilly
fall nights on station seats or sitting on
curbs when there are rooms in homes to be
Do you think someone is fooling you? Do
you think thousands of dollars are being
spent in order to scare you? The rooms
miTst come or September 19 to 25 will stand
as a black mark on the history of women of
Follow your impulse. Tear out the coupon
on this page, fill it in and mail it today.
These coupons must be sent today. \
The housing committee must \> \
have all the time possible < CM vfe \
to sort and list the vcAp \
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This page exafled by Fred Millis.

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