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WHEN the veterans get their bonus they will have earned another
MAYOR SHANK seemingly has anew idea about the Dissette home
every day.
“200,000 STOLEN from U. S. Treasury”—This actually happened and
Is not an appropriation.
THOSE Swiss mountaineers seem to have a peculiar affinity tor our
proung millionairesses.
THE MUNCIE police might employ themselves more profitably in
eliminating that “red light ’ district than in ferreting out the writers of
anonymous communications complaining against such a place.
MAYOR SHANK wants a "regular car” for the chief of police, be
cause a flivver detracts from the dignity of the law and order head. He
might also add a top hat to the equipment.
The President Takes a Hand
President Harding's belated attempt to resurrect the dust-incumbered
Big Stick and use it in an attempt to force Congress to desist from its
Course in cutting the Army to a point below that dictated by sound pru
dence met with a aism&l failure when the House passed the bill calling
for a standing army of 115,000 men.
’ Congressmen, madly determined to hang up an economic record with
which they may face a critical electorate this fall, took sharp issue with
the demands of the White House, the recommendations of Secretary of
War Weeks and the counsel of General Pershing, and defeated the Ad
ministration amendment calling for an Army of 143,000 by a vote of 84
to 46.
The American people are not inclined to look with tolerance on gov
ernmental dictators, but there are manifest indications that the present
attitude of President Harding in attempting to influence the trend of
legislation in behalf of an adequate Army and Navy is meeting with public
The President was quite right when he let it be known that he is still
commander-in-chief of the aimed forces and that he will not ‘‘delegate his
liuthority in this respect to the Appropriations Committee of the House,
or any other congressional body." ; _ •
Aside from the merits of the controversy the breach between the
White House and the Capitol will attract a good deal of interest. It re
mains to be seen whether the President will subside into his usual amia
ble self, now that his first effort to whip Congress into line has failed, or
tvhetner he will assert sufficient leadership to halt the meaningless mean-
Serings of the legislative bodies that are bringing his Administration into
such poor favor.
Why Does Russia Arm?
With Congress bent upon cutting the United States Army below a
point that legislative sanity should dictate, with the world’s great navies
going on the scrap heap as a result of the Washington conference and with
people everywhere looking with suspicion upon any tendency to arm
beyond a precautionary standard', comes the report the Russian soviet has
mobilized three additional classes of troops. Only recently a man who
saw the Russian troops pass in review before Trotski at Moscow described
them as being better equipped and better drilled than were the troops
that fought so valiantly for the Czar from 1914 to 1918.
No government is known to be entertaining any desire to take issue
■with Russia or the field of battle, yet the soviet declares it is arming for
Is the world to be treated to a new' “red” offensive?
Have Lenin and Trotski decided that this summer is the time to
launch anew move to fasten the dreams of the “proletariat” upon the
surrounding “capitalistic” nations?
Or is it a Uireat to force recognition and neighborliness from a world
that has long neld aloof from the strange doctrines enunciated by the
Moscow dictators?
j. That the poison of the Bolshevists is not entirely dead was demon
strated in the Rand uprising in South Africa. But aside from sporadic
outbursts here and there which have little effect upon the even tenor
Df government ways, what at one time seemed to be **. serious menace
lo the survival of democracy is now* happily confined to Russia, and even
there the despots have found it to their benefit to recede somewhat from
their original theories.
Russia now is an outlaw nation. When she comes back into the
company of the civilized nations of the world she shvild come with clean
hands, and no amount of threat or bluster should be allowed to sway the
decisions of the statesmen who w ill sit in judgment in her case.
Two Ways to Prosperity
The problem of employing idie ships to create new foreign markets
to absorb America’s surplus production is occupying the minds of busi
ness leaders, and in order to evolve a concrete program by which this
may be brought about the ninth national foreign trade convention will
meet in Philadelphia on May 10.
Sponsors df the movement declare the idle factories represent the
Surplus industrial capacity of the Nation and take the stand that this
surplus must be turned to some profitable use before full prosperity can
again come to the manufacturer, the worker and the Investor.
■ The National Bank of Commerce o/ New York believes that pros
perity is dependent upon sound investments in foreign markets as much-
Eas upon finding foreign markets for goods.
"The recent marked increase in foreign securities flotations signs!-
ylzes the growing importance of America’s position as an international
Sender,” the bank points out. But it warns:
“America will not have matters all her own way in w'orld finance.
Jtfhere is severe competition ahead. Improving money conditions abroad,
S articularly in London, where there has been marked lowering of rates,
■will increase effective rivalry with this country. * * * International
■competition demands the further development in America of sound for-
Beign investment and judgment.”
\More Prehistoric Lore
Q A mysterious object—apparently the petrified sole and heel of a shoe
■—has been discovered in solid rock far under the surface of the earth.
■The discovery was made by Albert TTnapp, mining prospector, in blue
X mestone of the Humboldt mountain range, Nevada.
L The Triassic rock, in which this peculiar object was entombed, was
■ormed between 100,00.0,000 and 300,000,000 years ago. So says Dr. Wil-
Cliam D. Matthew, paleontologist of the American Museum of Natural Hls-
Htory, to whom the fossil was rushed. John T. Reid, mining engineer,
Hr r. inks Knapp s find is a clew to an extinct civilization that existed mil
lions of years ago. If so, mere youngsters in time are the Piltdown Skull
nnd Java Ape Man which, scientists say, date back hundreds of thousands
vl f years.
The “fossil” found by Knapp is a perfectly shaped sole and heel for
Bft shoe worn by a modern 1 year-old boy. It has beveled edges as smooth
Bfts could be made by a shoemaker’s knife. Inside these edges are tw*o
vows of neat perforations such as would be made in stitching the sole to
fthe shoe’s upper. Furthermore, it is the same color as leather —possibly
■due to iron sulphide, which, however, was not present in the surrounding
vock. Veteran cobblers, who have examined the object, insist it s un
questionably the work of a master shoemaker.
8 Dr. Matthew says that Knapp’s find is an accidental creation of the
vteriod before man first appeared on earth. It is the most perfect speci-
Bnen of its sort ever found, better even than the recently discovered stone
djhat looks amazingly like a petrified human eye. Farmers have noticea
fruch freaks of nature in gourds or potatoes that mature into striking like
wsses of human or animal faces, minutely accurate copies.
Chinese scientists, who believe that civilization travels up and down
forever, like an endless chain of hills end valleys, would pronounce
jjfenapp’fc find the real thing. It Is you believe it or
fojit calls attention to how little man of the earth’s past.
With Flowers and Applause at Murat Last Night
There is no place like home after all.
Miss Ruth Page, daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. Lafayette Page of this city, must
have realized that last night when she
returned to the Murat with Adolph Bolin
as her dancing partner and with Carlos
Salzedo, harpist, in a dance and harp
recital under the auspices of The Matinee
Musicale. .
As an artist, Miss Page improves season
after season. Iler appearances in New
York and other cities and her sincere
study and work have had a telling effect
Uo\ only upon the artistry of Miss Page
but upon her personality as well.
She now possesses an interpretative
touch which has as its chief element the
sureness of touch and control. Dancing
of the nature presented by Miss Page is
neither a gift nc* luck. The spark of
genius must be tiic~e, but it must be
fanned into an all consuming flame by
hard work, strict study and careful liv
The quality of her work w?s best re
flected in “Spanish Rhythm,” with Mr.
Bolm. In this dance we saw the hgb
lights of her dance expression. The Bure
ness of touch was there. The movement
of the body nestled close to the melody
which was played by an accompanist at
the piano. More colorful was the ex
pression in “The Poisoned FKwer,” a
Siamese legend. One of the novelty num
bers was “The Chick,” the title explain
ing the Idea of the dance. Although the
number “The Maid with the Flaxen
Hair” was a brief affair, it added to the
Interpretative ability of Miss Page.
Flowers, many of ’em, went over the
foot lights and the house was filled with
applause and good wishes—real sincerity
on the part of Miss Page's home folk.
The program as presented last night
at no time exhausted either the range
<Sf~ Miss Page or Mr. Bolm as no ballet
was presented. Mr. Bolm gave us occa
sional flashes of real interpretative fire
in “Nymph and Satyr,” "Armenian
Dance" and “Segidilla.”
Carlos Salzedc opened the evening with 1
two popular French folk songs on the
harp. He is a splendid artist, but not
over gracious in the matter of playing en- !
core selections. He also directed the or
chestra during the dance program and
if I am not mistaken presided at the
piano during some of the numbers. A i
local orchestra was used last night.
Because no ballet was presented all of
the dancing was done by Miss Page and
Mr. Bolm. Each had several solo num
bers and at times opportunity was given
for both to appear together.
Personally, I wish that both dancers'
had a ballet with them so that heavier
numbers could have been presented. It
Is a tremendous task and a dangerous
one for any two artists in dance to
present a complete dancing program. A j
ballet lendc color and opportunity. But 1
it was Ruth Page night last night at the |
Murat and the audience wanted Miss
And so Indianapolis people were glad
that Miss Page was on the stage so
often. .
The splendid response of the people
of this city to the efforts of the Matl- 1
Rasputin Played Healer
for Ulterior Purposes
Degenerate Monk , by Aid of Accomplice,
Performed Miraculous 'Cure?
t nltc<l Press Staff Correspndent.
LONDON, March 2.l.—Rasputin wag
blessed—or rather cursed —with the most
devilish cunning. His ‘‘healing’’ of the
poor little Prince Alexis show the real
cruelty and deviltry of the monk.
Os course, he had an accomplice for
the alleged "healings.” The accomplice
was a former “Bride in Heaven." one
Mine. Voruba, lady in waiting to the
Czarina. Rasputin had secured a set of
apartments next to this once pretty
woman and she in turn had the rooms
communicating with the weakling Prince
Alexis had been suffering from bleed
ing at the noße, ears and mouth. Madame
i Voruba knew almost exactly when the
! hemorrhage was due, likewise she knew
to the exact hour when it would cease
The procedure of Rasputin was therc
-1 fore simple. As soon as Voruba gave him
! the word Alexis was due to “recover"
Rasputin would go to the Czarina, and
; kissing her on the brow, would tell her
I he would now pray for Alexis’ cure. The
i hypocrite then would call his chosen
I "soul brides," and, working them up to
| a frensv, during which they rolled on
the floor and tore their hair and vest
menta. The “cure" would begin. After
every “cure,'’ Rasputin would becomo
more powerful.
Whenever yie Czar refused to appoint
one of Rasputin’s creatures to a traitor
ous position Rasputin caused the poor
little Prince to be pinched by Voruba
I in such a way as to bring on a hemor
rhage. and then, going to the Czar, he
j would explain that the recurrence of
the bleeding was a “violation from God
‘ for his refusing to grant the appoint
ments suggested to him, by divine au
thority." The poor Czaf, willing to do
anything to save his little son, confirmed
; the appointments nnd in dne course Ras-
I' putin, “the wizard,” would “perform an
other cure."
Hardly less unbelievable are the depths
to which his female admirers would
stoop in order to receive • his favors.
Prince Ynsopoff, before his death, used
‘ to relate In London how duehess. count
ess and wives of powerful barons would
’ crowd round the monk’B table while he
! was feeding and perform the most me
| nial services for the vile monster.
Rasputin's influence at court seems now
almost incredible. Take the case of
i Samarun, adjunct minister of the em
i plre. who knocked the monk down for
having “influenced” his wife. The next
! day Samarun's body was found backed
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Opening at the Murat tonight for a
three-day engagement is “The Claw,” a
serious drama of French political and
Journalistic life, with Lionel Barrymore
and Irene Fenwick in the leading roles.
This play is one of the real dramatic
events of the season. Because of the tine
acting, “The Claw” deserves unstinted
nee Musicale in bringing Miss Page pnd
Mr. Bolm here shows that Indianapolis
"is right.”
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One of the tunny scenes in the current
edition of the Follies now at English’s,
is called "Off to the Country,” which en
lists the services of Hay Dooley, Gus
Van, Arthur Rose, Raymond Hitchcock,
Wiilium C. Fields and Fanny Brice. This
affair, which was written by Fields, is
one of the big laugh producers of the
“The Claw" opens a threc-dsy engage
ment tonight at the Murat.
Tom Wise is the headliner at B F.
Kei’h's this week in “Memories,” a sketch,
dignified by splendid acting.
Bob Findley, a movie actor, is in per
son at the Lyric tills week.
“Jingle Jingle." with Harry Steppe, is
the ezirront offering at the Park.
The Rialto this week is offering “Gam
bols of 1921,” r musical revue.
to pieces on a snow hanked road near
the palace. Rasputin possessed himself
of one of the dead man’s bands and,
with this ghastly trophy, appeared before
the dead minister’s wife, saylt g: "Thus
perish all enemies of tho disciple of God,
The woman covered her eyes In hor
ror and yet, within half an hour, so
great was the malevolent influence of
this foul monk, the wife was sobbing in
bis arms, more besmirched than be
fore. But she was to suffer more hu
miliation. Rasputin added her to his
“Sacred Mystic Harem," and when. In
one of the midnight orgies which took
place there under the guise of religious
fervor, tho unfortunate woman clung to
him for embraces, Rasputin spumed her
with his heavy peasant's boot, saying,
"Take the old bag away and bring me
the young and pretty duchess over then
in the comer."
But Rasputin's time was drawing near.
So Tar the cordon of pa ace police had
protected him from the murderous at
tempts of. the husbands of the hapless
duchesses. The Influence which he
wielded over the Duma state council, cou
pled with his high office of “Lighter of
the Sacred Lamp," had kept lilm safe.
But an avenger was to spring up in the
person of young Prince Yusopoff Sumaro
koff and his circle of undaunted young
dukes. The man was “dressed like the
peasant he was and refused to wash like
the peasant he was." whose long red
beard was tangled and stained, whose
eyes, piercing nnd baleful, hypnotized all
with whom he came into contact—this
terror In the garb of a monk—had but
few weeks left.
There came an evening, the night of
Dec. 30, 1917, when Rasputin received
an invitation to dine at the Palace of
Yusopoff on tho Moyka River. Warned
by “soni brides" that there was danger
In tho invitation, Rasputin decided not
to accept. However, at seven in the
evening n motor car drew up outside
Rasputin's “harem” nnd Yusopoff and
fwo others of his entourage, with hon
eyed words and promises of “fair con
verts" enticed the monk into tho wait
ing car.,
Tluw “Grishka” met death will be told
in the next chapter.
(End Chapter Two.)
Gertrude Russell. negress, Yandes
street, died at the city hospital last night
as the result of n bullet wound Inflicted
by her husband, Thomas Russell, Sun
day. Russell escaped at the time of the
shooting. He is wanted by the police on
a charge of murder.
State Seeks to Prove Greenfield Woman
Slayer of Three Unsuspecting Victims
Reputed Female *Blue
beard ’ Protests She
Is Innocent .
GREENFIELD, Ind., March 23.—This
whole region is tagerly awaiting the
trial of Mrs. Clara Carl on a charge of
slaying here early in May.
Prosecutor Waldo C. Glng hopes to
prove at that trial that Mrs. Carl is a
modern woman bluebeard.
Ging will charge that Mrs. Carl killed
her husband and father-in-law with slow
poison with the sordid aim of gaining
for herself their petty fortunes.
But Mrs. Curl will maintain her inno
cence. Her attorneys say they will show
her as a loving wife and devoted daugh
ter-in-law, the innocent victim of an
unusual train of circumstances.
Meanwhile Mrs, Carl, 38, attractive and
well educated, peers from behind the
bars of the Hancock County jail here,
following- a formal charge of slaying
against her by a Hancock County grand
And Prosecutor Ging caused the body
of Robert Gibson, a former husband of
Mrs. Carl, to be exhumed from a ceme
tery in Nelsonville, Ohio, and the in
ternal organs examined for traces of
The analysis showed poison, and it
may result in Mrs. Carl's being held
for a third killing!
Here is the story of Mrs. Carl’s life,
as unearthed by the authorities here:
Mrs. Carl, whose maiden name was
Clara Green, was the daughter of a New
Strnltsvtlle (Ohio) farmer. Robert Gib
son was the son of a New Straitsville
florist and was a teacher in the village
Clara and Gibson were childhood
sweethearts. On March 14, 1908, the two
eloped and were wed. They moved to
Cleveland, where Gibson continued teach
ing and Clara became a newspaper
Soon Clara and Gibson began traveling
about from town to town, writing bis
fortes of the towns and selling tho
books by subscription.
Gibson went, unaccompanied by bis
wife, to Huntsville, Mo., on business. His
wife, Clara, caine to visit Mm.
Shortly after her arrival, the prosecu
tor charges, Gibson was seized with an
unusunl Illness and died.
In September of the same year, Clara
new a widow, met Frank Carl at Seneca,
Kan. They were married soon aft r.
Clara and Carl went to New Philadel
phia, Ind.. and made their home 'here.
They invited Carl's father. Alonzo Carl,
85, to live with them. He accepted.
Shortly after his arrival at New PMla
delnhla the elder Carl became violently
ill and died July 3, 1921.
Carl took Ms father's body to Hia
watha, Kn„ when- the father formerly
ha<l lived, for Clara did not go.
Carl, the prosecutor says, hud always
been known as a man of perfect health
nnd powerful physique.
But after his return from Hiawatha,
he became thin and pale, the prosecutor
Ho continued to fall. His skin became
drawn He suffered cramps In-the calves
of his legs.
On Aug. 7. 1921, Carl died.
A shower of letters poured in on au
thorities demanding an Investigation of
the mvsterious deaths.
Examination of the bodies of Carl and
Ms father. Prosecutor Glug declares,
“showed they contained enough arsenic to
bill a dozen men."
The proseutor charges Mrs Carl pois
oned the elder Curl that Ms small estate
might be inherited by her husband and
then poisoned her husband that the estate
might revert to her together with s2.Oh)
of fraternal order insurance and other
possessions of Carl.
Mrs. Carl also secured $3,009 in life
insurance from Gibson, her first hus
band. the prosecutor contendp. The na
ture of Gibson’s death was Identical
with that of the deaths of Carl and bis
father, Ging now seeks to prove.
Asked for a statement at the Hancock
County Jail here. Mrs. Carl said:
"I am not guilty of all this. I loved
my family always.”
And Mrs Carl's attorney added:
"The woman is innocent. It will be
shown that .Alonzo Carl committed sui
cide, that Frank Carl died from natural
causes and that no crime was com
And the people aronnd Greenfield,
stirred by ths weird case, await the trial’s
Credit Men to Show
Tndlanapolla. as host to the national
convention, of the National Association
of Credit Men. June fi to 9. will show its
guests what Hoosier hospitality really Is.
Tho Indianapolis Association of Credit
Mon is perfecting plans for an entertain
ment on “Indianapolis evening," Thurs
day, June 8. The host of nationally fam
ous vaudeville talent has been engaged
for tiie evening, nnd a dance also will bo
a feature.
The entertainment committee reports
plans made thus far include several big
surprises which will not be divulged even
to the Indianapolis association.
The general committee, headed by
Dwight 11. Murphy as chairman and C.
E. Sullivan ns vice chairman, is composed
of ,T. M. Caswell. Clifford J. Askin. Frank
I, Bridges, Leroy Bruenig. O. A. Farth
ing. A. P. Stephenson, J. E. StSlz, K. G.
Holmes, J. T>. Meek. R. O. Bonner, Frank
B Slupesky. J. A. Kebler, T. R. Baber,
Walter V. Bozell, O. E. Lewis, F F.
Chnnler, H. F. Pavey and John C. Rugen
The finance committee has as chairman
J. M. Caswell. F. B. Slupesky is chair-
Mrs. Clara Curl (above), Robert Gibson, her first husband (left), and Waldo
C. Ging, Hancock County prosecutor (right).
Washington Briefs
Special to Indiana Dally Times
and Philadelphia Public Ledger.
WASHINGTON, March 23.—President
Harding has again evinced his fondness
for Republicans with senatorial anteced
ents like his own. He has nominated
Samuel Henry Piles, formerly Republican
United States Senator from Washington
State, to be American minister to Colom
bia. Mr. Piles served one term 1 n the tip
per branch of Congress, from 1905 to 19tL
A Kentucky farm boy by birth, he is now
<H, and has been a resident of our uorth
ertnost Pacific Coast State since l -s3. Bar
ring a few terms as city attorney of
Seattle and his period in the .Senate, Mr.
Piles has held no public office.
Genoa will be observerless, officially or
Unofficially, so far ns the United States
is concerned. Formal assurances has
been made in Washington that this Gov
ernment will depend upon Its established
<fbd accorded representation In Italy—
In the person of Ambassador Richard
Washburn Child for such reports of the
conference as may be of Interest to us.
It apparently is the intention of the Ad
ministration to regard the conference as
a routine event in a country In which
we aro already diplomatically' rep
resented, and accordingly toyrcly on
routine reports of what happens on
such occasions.
It has been announced at the White
House that no decision with regard to
internal reorganization of Alaska is like
ly until lhe president has had an oppor
tunity of "personal inspection.” Mr.
man of the program committee, C. A.
Farthing of the c> a ention halls commit
tee. Clifford G. Askin of the entertain
ment committee, Frank L. Bridges of the
reception committee, A. P. Stephenson of
the hotels committee, Walter J Hubbard
iff the !rnii'‘T'’rfntion committee, L. C.
Bruenig of the publicity committee and
O. E. Lewis of the decorations committee.
Weekly meetings are being held by the
general committee to further the work on
the arrangements.
Lack of Representative Hin
ders War Claim.
WASHINGTON. March 23.—Lack of
representation on the reparations com
missions is definitely handicapping the
United States In obtaining settlement to
which the nation is Justly entitled as
one of the powers associated! In the war
against Germany. President Harding, it
was learned officially, has been brought
to the full realization of the awkward
ness of this country’s position and is
eager that Congress authorize Jhe ap
pointment of an American representative,
if for no other purpose than to par
ticipate in the adjustments involving
Germany's payment of the cos' of the
maintenance of the armies of occupation
and distribution of reparations' dues.
The President, it Is understood, will
not take the initiative. He believes the
question is one for legislative determina
tion, but he earnestly desires con
gressional aiauction for such a pro
cedure so the executive branch of the
Government may go ahead with the
vexing problems growing out of tho war
settlements, continually being put up to
the Government. —Copyright, 1922, by
Public Ledger Company.
Harding cherishes the hope, but not the
confidence, that be may be able to see
tilings on the spot this summer. It is
on the behavior of Congress—the speed
or otherwise, with which it Expedites its
multifarious affairs--that the presidential
expedition farthest North chiefly de
pends. In his more optimistic moments
President Harding figures on starting for
Alaska about July 1. He declines to
countenance the more or less irresponsible
reports of squabbles in his Cabinet —be-
tween Secreary Fall and Secretary Wal
lace—over Alaskan forestry affairs. There
is at least no controversy of sufficient
importance, the President believes, to
demand his intervention.
British legal red tape is holding up
the transfer to the United States of the
mansion at 12 and 13 Prince's Gate,
London, presented to the Government
last year by J. Pierpont Morgan, as an
embassy In Great Britain. British
realty law requires that an individual,
| rather than a commonwealth, as in this
j case, shall take title to property. Tho
difficulties are being smoothed out and
the establishment will soon pass into
Uncle Sam's possession. It probably
will be some time before it will be
habitable by Colonal Harvey. Extensive
and expensive refurnishing operations
are required, besides furnishings in
keeping. Will Congress do the needful?
Or will statesmen yowl about the in
appropriateney of luxurious American
housing adjacent to Buckingham Palace?
Copyright, 1922, by Public Ledger
Townsley Urges Balance of
Power Plan in N. I).
FARGO, X. D., March 23. —A sharp
struggle Nfi control between two factions
of the State committee is expected to be
the feature of the State convention of the
Non-Partisan League here, which opens
The policies and person influence of A.
C. Townley, national president, are in
directly Involved.
For several months the State committee,
men, through the Courier-News, organ of
the league, have been attacking the pol
icies and influence of the national presi
dent. The future methods of control of
the Courier-News will be decided at the
meeting and plans will be mapped out
for reorganization on a lower member
ship-fee basis and for a campaign to re
gain the State offices lost in the recall
election last October, and to retain con
trol of the State Legislature.
Mr. Townley has announced that he
will not attempt to urge the adoption of
his “balance of power" plan for throw
ing support to the most friendly candi
dates instend of making independent
nominations. Prior to Townley’s state
ment yesterday, this issue had promised
to be the most hotly contested question
in the convention.
Governor Warren T. McCray today
issued a proclamation declaring Friday,
April 21 ns Arbor day. The Governor
emphasized the Importance of reforest
ation work.
Gives Praise to System of
Making Church Visitor
Feel at Home.
To the Editor of the Times:
I saw the story in the Times of a
stranger’s visit to the Hall Place M. B.
Church and that the moment he entered
the church he was extended the glad
hand of fellowship and given a welcome
that made him feel he was no longer a
stranger in that church.
That is just what is wrong with our
churches today. They are not giving
out that good old grasp of fellowship
and the warm greeting that It takes to
bring strangers into the church. Once
In the church let them have that good
hand of fellowship and throw out the
life line to them. See how soon they
will grab It and be willing to be pulled
out of the depths and listen to such
words as “Have faith in God.”
How many on their way to church on
Sunday morning pass strangers who look
ns if they had nowhere to go? Maybe
if someone would extend some stranger
a glad band and ask him Into his Bible
class, it would be a good way to get
him into the church. A good, old grasp
of the hand and a good word of encour
agement is worth more than money to
the down-and-out man. For instance,
there was a poor fellow right here In
my community who was charged with a
technical crime about a year ago. He
was proved innocent. Did any one from
any of our churches out here ever ex
tend him the glad hand of fellowship?
No, not one. Did any one ever ask him
into their Bible class? No, not one. Did
the ministers ever offer him the gland
hand and say, “Come over in our Bible
class?” No.
Let every church give that good grasp
of fellowship that the Hall Place M. E.
Church gave the stranger on March 19.
2421 Gale street.
Indianapolis Organizations to
Consider Plans at C. of C.
Forty organizations, representing health,
commercial and civic interests of In
dianapolis, will participate in a luncheon
Friday at 12:15 p. m., at the Chamber of
Commerce, at which time plans for op
erating the Indiana Health Exposition
will be discussed.
The principal speaker at the meeting
will be Dr. Arthur T. McCormack of
Louisville, Ky., health commissioner for
Kentucky, who recently conducted the
most successful health exposition yet
held in the United States.
Dr. McCormack was chief health officer
for the Panama Canal Zone during the
World War. His experience with health
expositions will be placed at the disposal
of the Indiana Health Exposition. Appli
cations for educational exhibit space are
!sw amping the exposition offices at the
Statehouse. Practically every important
health organization in Indianapolis has
requested allotment of space for their ex
hibits, and other Indiana cities are be
ing beard from. Several South Bend or
ganizations are expected to produce ex
hibits here.
National organizations which will make
exhibits here, it is announced, are:
National Health Council, American Pub
lic Health Association. American Red
Cross, American Social Hygiene Associa
tion. American Society for the Control of
Cancer, Council on Health and Public In
struction of the American Medical Asso
ciation. National Child Health Council,
National Committee for Mental Hygiene,
National Organization for Public Health
Nursing, National Tuberculosis Associa
tion, United States Public Health Service,
American Child Hygiene Association. Na
| tional Child Labor Committee, Child
Health Organization of America.
In addition, there will be a large safety
exhibit ty the United States Bureau of
Mines, an exhibit by the United States
Bureau of Standards, the Army Medical
Museum, the United States Women's Bu
reau and the United States Children's
Seniors and Juniors of High
Schools May Compete.
Indiana is included in a nation-wide
contest among high school students for
the best essay or oration on Turkey, Ar
menia, Syria and Palestine for competi
tive prizes of $3,000, to be distributed by
Henry Morgenthau, former United States
ambassador to Turkey.
Mead A. Kelsey, secretary of the State
Near East Relief, 403 City Trust building,
is In charge of the Indiana contest. Only
seniors nnd juniors may compete. Mr.
Morgenthau offers three prizes, one of
SSOO. another of S2OO and one of SIOO for
the orations adjudged to be the three
best in the country. Prizes of sls. $lO
and $3 will be awarded In each State.
The topic selected must present some
phase of the industrial, political, social
or educational situation in the countries
Orations must not te less than 1,500
words nor more than 2,000. The national
prize winners will be selected from the
State winners.
A national committee of Judges selected
includes Albert Shaw, editor of the Re
view of Reviews; Lawrence Abbott, ed
ltor of the Outlook, and Prof. N. L.
Engelhardt of Columbia University.
Dr. John H. Findley of the New York
Times is chairman of the committee
which hag planned the contest. Local
high schools are invited to compete. The
addresses are to be delivered at com
mencement exercises or other public
registered r. s. paten r ofpicr

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