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JfoMana Sails Sfimaa
Daily Except Sunday, 25-29 South Meridian Street.
Telephones—Mam 3500, New 28-351
. . _ < Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, G. Logan Payue Cos.
Advertising oluces j New York. Boston. Payne. Burnu St Smith.
FORTY-THREE ARRESTS in one night for gambling also demonstrate
how utterly free of gambling Indianapolis is!
AEODT THE ONLY THING that does not require a "drive" to keep
alive is the celebration of the return of Christmas.
IN OTHER WORDS, the fire department would be all right if it were
taken out of politics in accordance with the mayor's pre-election promises!
CALLING the professional bondsmen by name is very likely to accom
plish their removal from the City Court. No other method has proved suc
ADDING the number of arrests for traffic law violations to the lists
for burglary, etc., gives an impressive number, but really fools few persons
as to the activities of the police.
HAVING TAXED the coal consumers of Indiana for several hundred
thousand dollars with which to administer a law that they knew was un
constitutional, the members of the Goodrich coal commission might now
make amends by donating the residue to the community chest.
Goodby, Coal Commission
The Federal Court having now put the Goodrich coal commission out
of business there remains little to do except study the collapse of this
vicious attempt to "regulate” the coal industry and speculate on its value
as a lesson In how not to attempt to provide coal.
The Goodrich coal commission \va3 a failure from its inception to its
finish, viewed from the standpoint of the coal consumer.
It attempted to fix prices of coal and there never was a time in its
existence when coal could be purchased in Indianapolis at the prices it
It attempted to compel coal operators to produce coal and ship it as
the commission directed and there never was a time when its directions
did not do more toward disturbing a proper distribution of coal than toward
helping the consumer obtain coal.
It attempted to provide Indiana with Indiana coal and in effect it de
prived Indianians of coal that would otherwise have gone to them because
It encouraged coal operators to place their outputs under interstate con
tracts, the legality of which has now been established.
From the moment the managers of the mines in wh'ich the Goodrich
family Is Interested went into Illinois to contract for their outputs, before
the coal commission law became effective, the injustice and impropriety of
the measure was apparent.
Citizens of Indiana will lose no sleep over the disaster that has over
taken this piece of Goodrichism.
Asa director of coal Jesse Eschbach has proved himself an excellent
State accountant.
Ability Overlooked
Among the forgotten possibilities of the last national conventions no
one man has continued to be as active in the public eye as Herbert Hoover.
Eliminated from possible nomination on the Democratic ticket by his
own words and taken out of consideration for the Republican nomination
by his own character, Mr. Hoover found no time tc mourn for a heart in
the grave or to groom himself for a Cabinet position under Mr. Harding.
Instead, he turned to a continuatlcn of the task for which is most
to be commended —the feeding of the starving children of Europe.
Mr. Hoover apparently does not subscribe to the teaching of Will Hays
that the people of America are more Interested in their own stomachs than
in the peace of Europe. He has not allowed political exigency to overcome
his unselfish desire to help the suffering.
It is this quality of persistency that has made Herbert Hoover stand
out among the real Americans of this generation.
He occupied a place In the world’s war that will long be remembered
In history. He gave of his most valuable possession, his time, in an un*
Btlnted manner and now that the war Is over he has demonstrated his
willingness to serve again In whatever capacity the world can best make
use of his services.
It is Indeed unfortunate that the people of the United States have
not yet learned to avail themselves of proven ability when It is available.
The war disclosed executive qualities, unselfishness and ability in many
men and the world, at peace, might well take cognizance of these disclosures
and make use of the qualities that were so freely offered in the great
stress and are now so often forgotten.
Every community produced its workers in the world’s war. They were
men and women who neglected their own personal Interests to give their
best to their country in any capacity that their country needed them. In
dianapolis sent forth Fred M. Ayres who not only demonstrated his willing
ness to make any personal sacrifice, but also his ability to handle greater
problems than exist at home.
The United States gave to the world Herbert C. Hoover, whose work
stands today, more appreciated outside than inside the United States.
If we were to apply to the affairs of our Government the same degree
of acrumen that we display in cur personal affairs neither Mr. Hoover nor
-Mr. Ayres would long remain outside the sphere of Government activity.
Some day we are going to awaken to the fact that our Government
would be infinitely greater if we were willing to forget partisan politics
long enough to insist that men of this caliber take hold of our affairs and
administer them.
The Difference
It is indeed difficult for the Ameiyran mind to fathom the depths
of feeling in Europe. Greece talks strongly of recalling her former
King and there is considerable agitation about letting former Emperor
William of Germany go to his villa on the Island of Corfu and there to
bask in the sun and round out his life in pleasure.
The idea of government is present with every American. It is his
Government and a great deal is done continuously to carry this idea fu:*
ther and further into his consciousness. In Europe, however, excepting
In one or two countries, the government is a thing apparently apart from
the people. The answer to the inquiry as to why they have kings and
monarchs, is a shrug of the shoulder. So it is not surprising that Greece
or a set of politicians in Greece seize an opportunity and agitate the re
tuti of a scheming monarch who was willing to deliver that country into
the hands of Germany.
It seems to be the pleasure of all Americans to throw mud on
the officers they elect. Sometimes this is disgraceful. Nevertheless, It
Is far better to have a government which is amenable to the most ignorant
mud throwers in America than to have one ruled strictly by politicians
who are exploiting the country for their own good.
America has much to learn from Europe end falls far short of her
Ideals, but nevertheless she has those ideals and she is jealous of them
and enforces them. This is liberty.
The Janitors
Word comes from Chicago that the janitors threaten to strike if
their wages are not increased. They demand approximately BO per cent
more than they receive. Word also comee from Berlin that the janitors
has struck and created a most disagreeable situation for many thousands
of families living in steam heated houses.
It would seem that the time for strikes is over, that is, that the busi
ness let down and the depression at the present time is such that no
one would care to leave the job he has under any circumstance. However,
the whole world is suffering from hysteria and unrest, a reaction after the
four years of desperate war and tbe strikes of the janitors or their
threatened strikes may bo attributed very largely to that malady.
Generally in a city the size of Chicago or Berlin, the janitor knows
how to get the money. He cannot turn around without being tipped and
there are always plenty of occasions created or found by him which re
quire him to turn areund. Indeed in Indianapolis there are janitors of
apartments riding around in automobiles, which the tenants cannot afford.
Without attempting to decide merits of any controversy of any striker,
it is well to remember that the restlessness of the world is but the return
•q normal and It la well to ba patient even with the janitor.
When a girl marries
A New Serial of Young Mar ried Life
— By Ann Lisle ~
My tete-a-tete tea with Virginia car
ried me back from the friendly atmos
phere of the early afternoon to our old
unaisterly relationship. She was dis
trait and ahtant. 'I he subject of Pat
Dalton was now us distantly taboo as if
she'd forbidden the mention Os his name.
Even twj) cups of scalding bot and
very delictus tea couldn't warm our
relations back to anything more than
polite tolerance, Rjid I had a dreadful
feeling that I ought to be grateful to
Virginia for not putting a stupid med
dler like me-out of her bouse and her
life forever.
Just how she managed to convey her
impression without saying a word, I
don't know. But, this I do know: I
hadn’t brought her a Jot nearer Pat Dal
ton. I hart forced her confidence a bit
and made her unguardedly admit her
Interest In the man who is still In name
her husband —and she’ll not forgive me
for knowing that Pat Isn't dead to her.
I left Virginia and walked home feel
ing that I’d done far more harm than
good. It doesn't seem possible that I
can ever ngntn hope to bring Pat and
Virginia together. I have no clew—
nothing on which to work. I don’t even
know what part—if any—Carlotta Stur
ges plays In their strange, separation.
By David Con*.
You remember In the last story bow
the maiden found in the wolly golden
lloece on the .thorny hushes, and now
when the Goddess Venus returned, ana
she was still very angry with her. And
perhaps something dreadful might have
happened. If. all of a sudden, the lovely
maiden hadn't turned Into a butterfly
and flown away. And without waiting.
Puss followed and by and by he caught
up with her Just as she alighted on
a rose.
‘‘Where are you going asked Puss
gently, for ho fe'.t very sorry for her
after all the hard tasks which she had
performed. And then the little butterfly
“Life Is made up of many tasks, little
cat. aud when the body has grown
weary, the soul takes wings and files
away." And then the iittle butterfly
paused and fluttered to a white rose,
and as she swayed to and fro In the
summer wind, she -aag this song:
Once I was an ugly thing
Vpnn the earth that crept.
Until I spun a so.'t cocoon
That held me wh!l>' 1 slept.
And when the spring began to sing
Us sweet awakening lay,
I found myself a butterfly
With wings to fly away.
“I don't understand your song,” said
little Puss Junior. So the lovely butter
fly said, “Little I’uss Junior, there are
many things you will never understand
until you have suffered much." And then
(Any reader ran get the answer to
any question by writ r.g the Indiana
Dally Times Inf irinsiiou Bureau,
Frederic J. linskin. Dire :or, Wash
ington, D. C. This offer applies
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nor to undertake exhaustive research
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plies are sent direct to the Inquirer.)
Q. What are some of tbo highest-priced
sugars? H. W.
A. There are several rare sugars used
In the deteetlou of diseases for which
high prices are asked. Dulcltol for In
stance, is worth about 1375 a pound.
Mannose, miinnlte, oxqiosc, inulln, art
blnose and rafflnosc are all bacteriologi
cal sugars whose prWa range in dollars
rather than cents, aud which are sold by
the ounce more often than by the pound.
Q. How much corn was harvested In
the United States during the year 1918?
I. M. C.
A. Almost three million bushels of
corn were harvested In this country la
Q. What la the distance between the
home plate and the pitcher's box, and
has this distance been lengthened since
the game was first played? C. 7.
A. The distance Is now slaty feet six
Inches from the pjtcher's box to the
plate. At first the “thrower." as ha was
then called, stood thirty five feet from
the plate.
Q. How many cases did the National
War Labor Board handle and how many
decisions did It render? A. M. P.
A. The report of the secretary states
that the board received and passed upon
1.245 controversies; a total of 520 find
ings were made; 391 complaints were
dismissed; 315 referred to other boards,
or adjustment agencies, and a few re
mained on the docket.
Q. What Is the cost to Keep the League
of Nations functioning? M. F K.
A. The budget approved by the Coun
cil of the League of Nations for next
year calls for the sum of $400,000 monthly.
cost or war ter day.
Q. How much did It cost the United
States a day for the war? 11. H.
A. It cost this country about *24,000.000
a day for the time It was engaged in the
World War.
Q. Why do some leaves turn yellow
end some nod In the fall? J. D. S.
A. The colors of the leaves In the fall
depend upon the chemical contents of the
tree. When the leaves begin to turn
this is a elgn that they are returning
to the body of the tree any fool mat
ter contained In them. All that remains
In the cell cavities of the leaf Is a
there lb MR \CLP- n I'LL BET HE. WELL'HOW oh. 1 CELT GO LONE Some WELL -why DON'T I 1 LOVE; TO p ON WHAT Dio VOU /yT
jL. _, 1
(c) 1 310 a. inn tr.v.ci, Ihc. //-30 1--
And awkwardly enough, I have entered
into a sort of unwilling friendship with
the girl I do not despise, even while 1
wonder if she can be that despicable
thing—a wrecker of homes.
Half an hour’s brisk walk brought
me home, and there in our apartment s
entrance hall I found Phoebe and Evvy
fast in conversation, and seemingly un
conscious of the cool discomfort of tho
marble bench on which they were sitting
side by side, swinging their heels like
a eon pie of chums.
Almost defiantly Phoebe held up her
little heart-shaped face to be kissed. The
last time I'd seen her had been when
the maid hud reported that long dis
tance had said the Fort Something
didn't answer, and she'd rushed from
the room to come back with that trouble
brewing revelation that Longley the
florist had identified the sender of Vir
ginia's anonymous flowers as a tall blue
eyed man with iron gray hair.
In my ' soul I still believed that
Phoebe had been calling long distance
and the fort where Neul was But I
’couldn't be sure; and it warn t particu
larly comfortable to feel that little
Phoebe would He if she found herself
at bay.— Copyright, 192?).
(To bo Continued.)
she flew away, leaving little Puss to
think over what she had said.
Well, after a while, as Puss Journeyed
on, he came to the Underworld, a dark
I and gloomy place, where a great river
i flowed silently along. And while Puss
j stood there an old ferryman named
Charon rowed up In his boat and asked
\ Puss If he would like to cross over.
So Puss Jumped into the boat and by
and by they reached the opposite shore,
where a three-headed dog named Cerehus
barked with his three throats until Puss
begged the old ferryman to quiet him.
I guess It was the first time that the
old dog had seen a cat.
“Show me the flowery field* where the
happy spirits live,” said little Puss
Junior So the old ferryman pointed
to a path and Puss followed It and by
and by he cgme to a flowery meadow
where the blue birds sang all the year
and the flowers never faded, where the
happy children played and their parents
r -te 1 from the toils of the world.
‘ Ah, me,” sighed little Puss Junior.
“So lids Is the place where the .plrits
of the fairy -story people go,” aud he
turned around nnd retraced his steps.
Anil then the oil ferryman t >k him
back over the dark river and the three
headed dog never barked, fur he was
sound asleep In his cave.
“Goodby, Mr Charon. Thank you for
taking no- in your boat," and our little
traveler went upon fils way back to the
upler world, once more to meet the
great berees of fame and fable.—Copy
right. 1920.
(To Be Continued.)
watery substance In which n few oil
globule* snd crystals and a small num
her of yellow, s’rongiy refracts 1 * bodies
can be seen. Tills gives the yellow color.
In some trees there Is more ugar In tb,<
leaf than readily goes back Into the
tr-inl. of the tree. This gives the red
Q. Are the skins of the ordinary nude
valuable for their furs? G. 1. T.
A. The Biological Purvey says that the
fur of the mole found In the northwestern
part of the country is superior to thHt
of tho Scotch mole, which is generally
us ‘d for fur garments. These rodents di
stroy crops nnd should be kllieii. while
their pelts have recently brought from
00 to 7o cents apiece.
Q. Is n sa< k merely another name for
n bag, or Is It a measure of i.tpaelty?
N. M. I
A. “Shi k” has both meanings It H
often used to Indicate a bug, but If Is
also a measure. In this capacity, It lias
differed so radically In different coun
tries, for different commodities and at
different times that Its value as a meas
ure has suffered.
test or EMERY.
Q How can emery be tested?
T C. tV
A. The Bureau of Standards says that
there Is no special wav to test emery, !
uthor than by a< timl ue
Q Who made the first motion picture
machine? H. K. |
A. Tho first successful motion picture
machine wa * manufactured by Thomas
Arman In A.tgjst, laW.
"The stars incline, but do not cotnoel.’*
Astrologer* read this as a quiet day.
Mercury rules strongly for good, while
Knturn Is friendly.
Agreements made by letter today
should lie fortunate. A contract for the
new year signed under this rule should
be very lucky.
Messages of good import seem to be
presaged and these will indicate a re
turn to better conditions of living for i
Again writers aro subject to tbe best j
possible direction of the stars. Kama
and large earnings seem to be Indicated |
for all who are now known, while the j
younger authors will make great bead- |
Persons whose birtbdato it Is have the :
augury of a quiet year, but they may j
bo unusually susceptible and liable to j
love Interests.
Children born on this day may be !
restless and nrtlve, fond of, pleasure and j
a general favorite. They may not be
successful in business.—Copyright, 11*20. j
$5.00 Petticoats,
at $1.98
Extraordinary values
in petticoats of all-silk
Jersey or silk Jersey top
with messaline flounces
In two shades; light or
dark colors—s3.oß.
Second Floor.
Indianapolis’ Most Popular
Medium Price Ready-to-Wear
Department Announces a
Sale oi: Dresses
'Medf / TriuriM
Velours, Suedenes, Etc.
The sale was timed so that women may have new dresses for the Ml I juljl
holidays—and have them at exceedingly low prices. El jij jl ill/J!
The dresses were exceptional values at their original prices, $35 )|1 \| 1
and $45 —They’re extraordinary at the sale price. m r /jj |
Hundreds of charming, youthful styles are shown, all heavily \l.\\ \\ | |
beaded and embroidered. Many have unique panels, decorated with \\\l \ \ ff.
stitching, buttons and other charming features of trimming. Ut |
Each Dress Has the Individual Touch \ \ \
That Makes You Want It 1 \ v \
Everv woman who nestis anew dress should use this opportunity. There are stvles / \
' M
$25.00 and $29.50
Fall Dresses
These dresses are made of the popular trico
tines. known for their wearing qualities, their
non-wrinklintr texture, their smart appearance.
Hundreds of ohnrmimr styles are also shown in
velours. Sale price, $19.75.
—Goldstein's, Second Floor.
Woman Loses None
of Charm in Heavy
Hauling Business
Miss Anna B. Pettet Series as
Executive — She Doesn't
Bustle Load.
In the days before electricity caused
the world to stand on Its head figura
tively, when patchwork quilts were still
In fashion and the young lady who
"went away" to school did not have a
wardrobe rivaling a bride's trouseau,
the young woman who had grown tired
of “helpin’ mother ’round the house”
would advertise among her friends that
,he waa doing sewing. Oh, no, she
would not put tip a sign on the door In
nice bright letters, nor would she dis
tribute curds with her name in stylish
engraving, nor would she allow her
name to blaze forth from the local press.
Such methods of advertisement ere mod
ern Innovations quite shocking to the
ladylike mind of the past century. An
nouncement In those day* would con
slat of telling a few friend*. Indeed,
remuneration was quite an embarrassing
subject and as far as sewing for strang
ers was concerned It Juat wasn’t done.
But, spelt with a large “B,’’ thla Is
(he twentieth century and the young
lady who “seeks tho post o' gold” Is not
going to waste the brilliance of her eye*
or complexion, round her shoulders pre
maturely over tedious sewing, she la go
ing to seek some occupation more con
genial to her ability.
Miss 1920 scoffs nt “woman's place Is
In the home.” She tosses her elabor
i ably “done" hair when somebody men-
I turns “lady like occupations."
Down on \irglula avenue In a certain
| young Indy. Miss Anna B. I’ettet of 031
Norwood nvenue, who is engaged In the
I heavy hauling business. There is no
i need to be shocked because Miss Pettet
does not dou overall*, nor help load
a piano with one hand while she bal
ances a dining-room table daintily with
the other. No Indeed, Mi* Uettet is sec
retary and manager of the Federal
Heavy Hauling Company and does con
siderable boaslng, although she Is very
reticent on that subject.
The wheels of the hauling business
seem to move smoothly under her di
rection. A number of Innovations nnd
time savers in the executive affairs ot
ths business have been Introduced by
her. An Interesting and lnduclve fea
ture of getting trade which Silas Pettet
uses Is sending out a letter of thank*
and request for further business upon
the receipt of every new piece of busi
“We want to give you prompt, efficient
and satisfactory service,” she writes to
her customer, “aud trust you were
pleased with this Job, and will remem
ber us when you have work lu our line."
There la nothing executive about Miss
Pettet. When you go in to visit her you
are not the subordinate and she the boss.
You aro Just her friend. Indeed, this is
a secret of successful business that
might help a number of business men
“It wasn't to my credit that I got
here,” said Miss Pettet with a laugh. “I
have been here nearly two years now,
and It was Just an accident that I ever
arrived. For I happened to hear of the
Our Regular S2O
Serge Dresses
Really marvelous values are these —made of
excellent wearing serge in smart, youthful styles.
The variety includes straight line dresses, fin
ished at tin? waist with a narrow belt; dresses
with the popular overskirt, pleated or trimmed
with soutache braid—dresses heavily trimmed
with embroidery. Sale price. 515.00.
—Goldstein's, Second Floor.
position through an employment agency.
“I came here as a sort of a combina
tion office girl and stenographer. Little
by little 1 began taking charge ot the
running of the affairs of the business.
First, it was one thing and theu another,
until now 1 do nearly nil of it.
“Oh, no, I am not busy all the time.
I mi acquainted with the work and have
got it down so that I can got through
with It and have some time to myself.
Often I have time to read or sew. It
dons seem that I would not have time
to do that, but I do. You see there are
certain rush times In our business here
as well a* In any other kind.
“Our office Is not as nice as It might
be. But we are going to fix It up so
It will be real nice pretty soon."
So nftcr all, even the women who shock
the grandmothers by turning Into exec
utives are still feminine despite all their
declarations to the contrary and still like
"pretty things.”
Two Wives, Ten Miles
Apart, Slain by Mates
RALEIGH, N. C.. Nov. 30.—Charles
Davis and Samuel Shadrlck, WaL?
County farmers, have been arrested and
brought hero In connection with the kill
Ing of their wives Monday morning. Al
though the men live ten miles apart, it
was SBid tho women were slain almost
Hunter Is Own Target
GALL IPCLI S, Ohio. Nov. 30—A. M.
Cnrtt of Charleston, W. Va., a hunter,
was killed near here Monday when Ills
gun was discharged accidentally as he
was climbing a fance.
Gingham Aptcjts,
at $1.69
A remarkable little
price for aprons so good
as these. Slipover style
aprons of excellent ging
hams, in pink, lavender,
blue or white checks;
made with sash; sizes
30 to 44.
Many to Attend
Brussels Meeting
! BRUSSELS, Nov. SO.—All physteiani
and chemists who belong to the allied
or neutral armies are invited to a con
gress which is to be held in Bruise!*
next year.
The conference will be held under lh*
auspices of tbe Belgian Army Medical
Service. One of the main points which
will be dealt with will be, of course, tho
treatment of wounds acquired during the
war. The methods and advantages—and
otherwise —of the treatment of venereal
disease during the war will occupy the
attention of the congress and tubercu
losis will also be under consideration.
Poison gas and the chemical analysis
of asphyxiating gasses will be one of the
other leading matters Investigated. The
convention will suggest methods for a
general reorganization of the medical
services of all armies and will probably
submit its findings to the League of
Nations for action.
Coat Catches in Corn
Sheller; Strangled
SHELL ROCK, lowa, Nov. SO.—Ralph
Gibson, 43, was strangled when his coat
caught In a screw of a gasoliue pro
pelled corn sheller he was operating.
JERSEY CITY, N. J., Nov. 27.—War
rants for the arrest of 127 persons
charged with violations of the Volstead
act In Newark and other sections of Es
sex County have been issued.

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