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Jnfciatra ilaily kitties
Published at 25-29 South Meridian street. Indianapolis, Ind., by The Indiana
- Daily Times Company.
W. D. Boyce, President. Harold Hall. Treasurer and General Manager.
Telephone—MA in 3500.
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Subscription Bates: Indianapolis, 10c per week; elsewhere, 12c per week
Entered as Second Class Matter. July 25. 1914, at Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind.
under act March 3. 1579.
THAT POLICEMAN who fought a revolver duel with a negro In the
darkness and hit him three times should be made marksmanship in
structor for the department.
Daugherty and Watson
A demand for the resignation of Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty
has been made on the floor of the United States Senate because of his ac
ceptance of a fee to bring about a pardon for C. W. Morse, who ■was serving
a sentence in the Federal penitentiary at Atlanta, Ga. Os course, it is too
much to expect that the man who so prophetically depicted President Hard
ing's romination in a “smoke-filled room at 2 a. m. months before it was
accomplished will acquiesce in the demand, but nevertheless his connection
with the unsavory deal will to a large extent prohibit the public from hav
ing the confidence in its Attorney General that it should.
The debate on the floor of the Senate following the expose of Mr.
Daugherty’s deal with Mr. Morse by Senator Caraway of Arkansas brought
Senator Watson of Indiana to his feet with a ready defense for the Attorney
General, but before the session had ended the Hoosier Senator must have
felt as though he had picked up a red-hot poker.
Under the merciless questioning of Senator Caraway Senator Watson
said, according to the Congressional Record:
“I know that he (Mr. Daugherty) did not get any fee from Morse for
getting him out of the penitentiary or helping to get him out.”
Mr. Watson admitted that he had discussed the affair with Mr. Daugh
erty because he “had heard the rumor” and later he ended the debate by
declaring that he had “never asked him about any fee, of course, because
he said he did not get any.”
Senator Caraway read from photostatic copies of letters that had passed
between Mr. Daugherty and Mr. iV>rse and between Thomas B. Felder, an
attorney, and Mr. Morse.
Mr. Daugherty’s letter, dated April 30, 1913, states that, "I inclose here
with copy of the letter setting forth the contract you made of Aug. 4, 1911,
with Mr. Felder for his services and mine. You will observe that I was
correct in the statement that there was a balance due of $25,000 when you
were commuted. * *
Mr. Felder’s letter, which is the contract between the attorneys and
the former prisoner sets at rest any doubts what was paid for Morse's
freedom in the following stipulation:
■■4, xVe are to receive, in the event we secure an unconditional pardon
or commutation for you, the sum of $2.>,M00, which is to be in full compen
sation for services rendered in connection with your application for
pardon.”
Perhaps Mr. Daugherty had never taken Mr. Watson sufficiently into
his confidence to inform hm of the existence of these letters, yet the
Hoosier’s eager championship of his friend in trouble demonstrated that h 9
does not necessarily have to be possessed of the facts in order to defend
acts of the Administration or its individuals.
Shank and the Primary Law
Mayor Shank has announced that he will go before the Republican
State convention to utter a plea for the retention of the direct primary
law, which the reactionary element in control of the party desires to abol
ish. The mayor, as a well-known Republican leader and the co-chief —
with William H. Arrcitage—of the biggest single political organization in
the State, can be assured of respectful attention and probably his recrudes
cence to vaudeville jokes will win him many hearty laughs, but it is
doubtful, unless something slips, that his views will make a sufficiently
deep impression to save the convention from going on record against what
the stand-patters firmly believe is an obnoxious law.
No one is better qualified to speak in behalf of the primary than the
redoubtable mayor of Indianapolis. He has been counted out and counted
in through primary organizations until he knows whereof he speaks when
he cants upon its desirabilities. And furthermore, it is true as it is In
the case of hid friend. Mr. Beveridge, that neither would be in the posi
tion they now are if the convention system still survived in Indiana.
The standpatters do not hanker for the primary, because it has the
habit of completely upsetting their plans at unexpected moments. It af
fords the mere voter a chance to express his opinion and unfortunately
that is sometimes at direct variance to the views held by the so-called
leaders. Therefore it must go.
President Harding, who is frank enough to admit that he is a stand
patter, has little liking for the primary. Neither has Senator Watson,
nor Governor McCray, all of whom have had some bitter experiences at
the hands of the ordinary voters. The Harding influence will be reflected
in the decisions of the convention and the Watsons and the McCrays will
be in charge.
It is difficult to see unless, as has been said, something slips, where
the Beveridges and the Shanks will have much weight, although they may
have plenty to say.
The Health Exposition
The Indiana Health Exposition at the State Fairground this week
stands out as a fitting climax to the long period of public service of Dr.
John N. Hurty, secretary of the State board of health, the directing genius
of this educational event.
Dr. Hurty has announced his intention to resign as secretary of the
board after twenty-five years of service. The health exposition Is In a
nature of a farewell.
For twenty-five years Dr. Hurty has labored for the public good. To
him, more than to any other man, are due the health laws of Indiana. To
him is dup the fact, to a large extent, that Indiana school children are
protected in every possible way. He has had much to do with food inspec
tion laws. He has raised the standards of health In the community from
the depths of twenty-five years ago to their present high level. He has
had assistance but he has always been recognized as the head of the
movement for prevention as a means of eliminating disease.
Through all of his work. Dr. Hurty has met with almost insurmount
able opposition. He has been repeatedly called a crank and a fanatic. In
every step obstacles have been thrown in his way either by unenlight
ened public opinion or the ignorance and cupidity of legislators. In view
of these facts his achievements deserve praise.
Dr. Hurty is preparing to resign but not to retire from public life. He
is advanced in years, but he wishes to perform one more public service.
His greatest opposition has been In the legislature, and now he pro
poses to become a member of that body in order to assist in putting
through measures that he has been unable to have enacted into laws as
an outsider. *
The secretary of the board of health has never been a politician. He
has served under Democratic and Republican Governors alike. When ho
sought office he was complimented with the highest number of votes cast
for a legislative candidate of the party with which he chose to affiliate.
Murder Car Sources
If the authorities charged with the enforcement of the law are unable
to see any moral laxity in “hip-pocket” parties which are said to constitute
the principal attractions in Saturday night revels at roadhouses in and
about Indianapolis they should at least regard these, places as potential
sources of drunken motor car drivers.
A belated start in cleaning up an intolerable situation was made Sat
urday night when Sheriff Snider and Marshall De Vault of Broad Ripple
arrested two men for speeding and qbtained the license number of ten oth
ers who they say they will arrest on similar charges. All of these offenses
were committed either going or coming from a notorious resort which is fre
quented by "hip-pocket” parties.
Operations of automobiles by drunken persons must be stopped, as
the toll of four lives in the last few weeks demonstrates even to slow-moving
officialdom. The only sure way of curbing the “murder cars” is for the
authorities to clean up the sources.
This cannot be done by winking at violations of the law, either on the
part of the Federal, county or city officials. It may require a vast amount
of energy and patience to stamp out week-end orgieß in w’hich liquor and
automobiles are mixed with often fatal results, yet it U something which
the law-abiding rightfully insist upon. ■
Judith Lowry as Helen Hardy Tries to
Look Beyond the Horizon in Big Play
There is a play being presented by
Stuart Walker at the Murat this week
whieh deserves to be called a real Amer
ican play.
It is called "The Detour,” by Owen
Davis.
I am ready to call it a play with
brains. There is a real something—a
worth while something—to this play of
a mother’s dream for her only daughter.
And then on the Murat stage there is
the Walker something—the cast. In my
years of covering the Walker company,
I never have seen more human work than
that done by Judith Lowry, Aldrich Bow
ker, Mary Ellis and Donald Macdonald.
I did not see Effle Shannon and the
original oast in "The Detour,” either in
New York or Chicago, but I am ready to
bank my reputation as a judge of plays
on the statement that the four principal
characters, in the Walker production
were not surpassed by the New York
company. These are not extravagant
words. I am measuring my words be
cause I want Indianapolis to know that
the real article—both as to (day and to
acting is on view at the Murat this week.
It is the duty of those who write of
the theater to tell the public when the
real article Is on view. I would be a
"thief If I didn’t urge you to attend
the Murat this week for the purpose of
seeing Judith Lowry and Mr. Aldrich
Bowker at their very best. Just give
these two old dependahles of the M alker
company a chance and they will register
from the first curtain to the last.
It isn't my right or duty to "plug'
any kind of entertainment, but it is my
right to tell Indianapolis people that
they have a duty this week and that
duty is to support Miss Lowry and
Mr. Bowker as they never have been
supported before. They are doing the
best acting of their career as far as 1
have witnessed. The best should be sup
ported and the truth is that if Indian
apolis really means it when she declares
her love for those two fine players, then
there shouldn't be a vacant scat at the
Murat this week. There were too many
vacant seats last night.
We have "cried out” season after sea
son that Judith Lowry be given a ’ big
chance-” She has it this week in “The
i Ye TOWNE GOSSIP
Copyright, 1922, by Star Company.
! li> K. C. U
thebe Are two friends.
• • •
I HAVE in mind.
AND ONE of them.
• * *
IS ALWAYS pleasant.
AND NEVER argue*.*
AND TAKES for granted.
EVERYTHING I say.*
AND AGREES with* me.
THAT BLACK Is white.
OR W HITE Is black! ’ . .
FOR HE hates disputes.
AND I could go on
* • •
FOB A century.
* * .
AND NEVER quarrel.
WITH THIS good* frUnd.
AND THE other friend.
. •
IS A noisy euss
AND BLFSTEHS *ii* *
LIKE THE winds'of March.
AND SITS him down*
AND LIGHTS his pipe.
AND PEACEFCLLY.*
...
WE WILL converse.
...
FOR A minute or two.
* * •
AND I’LL say something.
AND HE'LL rise up* ’
AND SAY to me*
...
YOF’RE ENTIRELY wrong.’’
• • *
AND THEN we ll start.
AND IT won’t be long
AND IT seems almost
WE’LL COME to t lows.
# • •
AND THEN somehow.
• • •
WE’LL WORK it around.
• t •
SO WE will agree.
• • •
OR PRETEND we do.
• • •
AND PEACE will come.
• • *
FOB ANOTHER mlnnte.
• • •
AND HE*UN say something.
• • •
AND FIX rise up.
•* • .
AND SAY he’s crazy.
• • •
AND WE’LL start again.
* • •
BUT WHEN he
** * •
WE'RE ALWAYS frirrtds.
* * •
AND SOMEHOW or other.
• * *
WHEN lIE comes In.
* •
TIIOFCn I always know.
• • •
WE ARE going to fight.
• • •
I WELCOME him.
• * •
WITH OPEN arms.
• • *
WHILE MY peaceful friend.
* * *
SORT OF oozes in.
* • *
AND I get no thrill.
• * •
WHEN I see him come.
• •
I THANK yoil.
BRINGING UP FATHI’.R,
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I NEVER BEE A POLICE* A GOOD COOK-. J •71- * FOR. A COUPLE OF ’ Yt J\H<\ "T.
MAN EVEN ]>> , ZZ_ . 7 DAXS “
(c) 1922 bv Intx Feature Service. Inc. 5"-2.3
INDIANA DAILY TIMES
Detour" as Helen Hardy, a farmer’s wife
who has lived in the kitchen for twenty
years as she nursed her only daughter
into womanhood. Helen Hardy wanted
her daughter, Kate, to be a great artist,
a wonderful painter. Helen for years
built aireastles and she saved her egg
and butter money Ri a ginger Jar. That
was Helen’s hope chest—the means by
which she hoped some day to educate
Kate to be a great painter. She did
not tell Stephen Hardy, her husband,
of the money or her plans. Stephen
thought only of buying more farm land.
He was honest but he was firm.
Then In the big scene, Stephen discov
ers the money and Helen’s plans have
been detouned. Judith Lowry hits the
very peak of honest and sincere acting
when she forgets her twenty years of
wedded life to Stephen and accepts his
challenge to leave the farm and go to
New Y'ork with Kate.
I am frank when I state that the work
of Judith Lowry In the second and third
acts of "The Detour” wns not excelled
THEY LOVE TO LOVE ON THE STAGE
PEp&T’ -yixi* - „ > mT
Mary Kills and Donald Macdonald as the two love birds in ’’Tho Detour."
Donald is quite a “man” in this play as he smokes a corncob pipe. Wears over
alls. but he makes love Just the same to Mary Ellis. This Is about the most phas
ing juvenile lea in of players that Stuart Walker has ever had with him. Both
are gaining rapidly In public esteem. They appear to bo honest-to goodness
people.
this past season at the Murat when the
, road shows wt re on tour. I have not for
gotten that Margaret Anglin was present
In her great second ai t in “A Woman of
Bronze.” I pride myself that 1 know
1 real acting when I see it and I know
that .iudlih Lowry Is going over the top
j this week.
Al lrieh Bowker as the practical farmer
measures right up to the high standard
j set by Miss Lowry. I have seen nothing
more real and more convincing than the
second and third acts of ' The Detour” as
: done bv these two players with the as
sistance of Donald Macdonald and Mary
j Ellis.
I give the cast in full ns follows:
i Helen Hardy Judi h Lowry
Kate llarly Mary Kills
I Stephen llar ly Aldrich Itowker
(Tom I.trie Donald Macdonald
Dunn Lnmoe.t George Somnes
Dora I imriiit Belle Murry
Ben GJenny .. T.ewaril Meeker
Weins ein Walter Poult*:
Jake Leslie Fenton
“The Detour” is an exceptional plat
an 1 demands exceptional acting. Here 1-t
in play whieh possesses some brains. It
is a real American document,
i If you have any faith In my opinions
of things of the theater, then go to the
Murat this week ami sea Judith Lowry
and Aldrich Bowker contribute some of
the hest acting visible on the stage today.
At the Murat all week—W. D. H.
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KEITH’S nAS ANOTHER
WINNING BILL THIS WEEK.
Dancing and more dancing, plenty of
music and song with Tom Patrtcola the
! featured attraction, makes up a fast mov
ing bill at B. F. Keith’s this week.
Tom I’ntrlcola and Irene Delroy in
“The Girl nnd toe Dancing Fool.” re
ceived n royal reception when they made
their appearance yesterday afternoon.
Pntricola wns a great fnvorite when he
last appeared hero and was well remem
bered. Patricola’s billing describes him
well for ho is surely a “(lancing fool.”
Miss Delroy lends class to the act and
ably assists Fatricoln.
Tint Princeton Five are four men, one
of whom is a blackface comedian, nnd a
girl who plays xylophones, saxophones,
cornets, trombones and drums. Tlieir
program is well arranged and fits in nice
ly with so touch dancing on the bill.
Mmc. Voroboll and company open the
| bill with songs and dancing. Mine. Vern
• bell has a pleasing voice and sings the
better class of songs. Virginia, the
| dancer, who assists In the net, belongs to
the class of dancers who reminds one of
a glass of jelio.
McConnell and West contribute more
dancing to the bill as well as some rapid
pat ter.
Llanuka Japanese Troupe has an elab
orate setting and perform many feats of
magic.
The entire bill shakes up like another
Keith winner.
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DOIJBLE BILL
OFFERED AT RLALTO.
The Rialto is offering for the first
half of the week a musical comedy called
“Live, Love and Laugh,” and a feature
picture, “Where Lights Are Low,” with
Sessue Hayakawa as the star.
“Live, Love and Laugh" ts a tabloid
version, it seems, of a recent musical
show. Two we!,-known songs, ‘‘Mary Is
a Grand Old Name” and “Good-bye
Mary,” nre featured.
* The action of the piece takes place a
short way from New York City where a
millionaire has Just died but no will is
found. The heir apparent comes to the
place with his future bride and his fu
ture morrher in-law. lie brings an ex
prize fighter with him as private secre
tary.
The secretary fails In love with Mary,
the house maid, who is the real heir
when the will is found. Sue Hale
handles the role of Mary nicely and
Chuck Ilobaek makes a good looking
heir apparent.
The bill wlil be changed on Thursday
as the Rialto management has decided
upon a spilt week policy.
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LYRIC OFFERS
I'LL IKING BILL.
i Jewels and Jesters, a revue which heads
the current LIU at the Lyric, consists of
four girts and a male pianist. Three of
the girls are dancers nnd the fourth sings
; special songs, Including a "kid” number
i which was nicely done.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Bert Melbourne In “On
The Sleeping Porch” have a “classy"
setting for thoir act. Mr. Melbourne
cleverly portrays
i „ for arid has many
'J&ffflb l *- ■s ■ t •(W tn n
* " s * Ss
glasses
drinking out of
Feminine and
\. s S!-;> Shelly get lots of
¥% laughs from a
“*VOI burlesqu* on a
xA trapeze act which
they call “Pulley-
Gone of Gene nnd Pulley." Th e n
Mlnette. they settio down
and give rnnsle lovers a real treat with
difficult selections on the violin and on
an old-fashioned accordion. This is an
act of real merit.
Stanley, Doyle nnd Reno, a trio of
Southern boys, have arranged a good
program of harmony songs. Tho boys
| have pleasing voices and were favorites
when we saw the show.
I Gone and Minetto sing a group of songs
| nnd play the violin, piano and banjo. 001.
. line and Dunbar make up a dancing team.
Togo, who doses the bill is a real show
j man and does some difficult stunts. t’:iin-
I ilia's birds, a well trained bird act opens
i the bill.
At the Lyric all week.
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ON THE SCREEN.
Tbe following movies are on view to
day: “Missing Husbands," nt Loqw's
Slut"; “Beyond the Rocks,” nt the Ohio;
"Smilin' Through,’ at Mister Smiths;
“Trouble,” nt the Circle, and “.Man to
Man,” at the Isis.
6H YEARS WITHOUT B\TIT
MANCHESTER, England, May :j.-l n
a tenant suit brought here, Thomas Lud
ston boasted (lint ho had not had a bath
in sixty-eight years.
COPS USE CHALK
ON TIRES WHILE
SPEEDERSGO ON
Contributor Hits Lax Police
Work and Foolish
Stickers.
Editor Times—Are all automobile own
ers and drivers criminals? I ask this
question on account of the attitude as
sumed by the Indianapolis police depart
meat and believe I am justified in mnklng
, the inquiry. Further, I would like to
ask if an automobile owner is supposed
; to Ivr a post graduate in the art of dis
| sorting police orders, notices, etc., and
; if so why the police department doesn’t
j open a school and teach us the method of
interpreting their wonderful police strat
; cgy.
j The following “Police Notice” is, while
* printed in type used by most English
i speaking peoples to express their wants,
dislikes, etc., a fair sample of the con
glomerated mess of rubbish the police
department hands the autumobilist from,
time to time and which, to my mind, is
about as clear as mud :
POLICE NOTICE
SIGNAL, BRAKES, HORNS. ETC.
“Section IS. Burns Revised Statutes
1914 of the Laws of Indiana.
Every motor vehicle shall during
the period from one-half hour nfter
sunset to one-h;Jf hour before sun
rise, display at least two lighted
lamps on the front and one on the
rear of suefe motor vehicle, which
shall display a red light visible from
the rear. Said rear light to he inde
pendent of any other light or lights
and so adjusted that in lighting and
extinguishing same, the motor vehicle
must lie Stationary anil file rays of
such rear lamp shall shine upon the
number plate carried on the rear of
such vehicle In such a manner as to
render the numerals thereon visible
for at least one hundred (100) feet
In the direction from which flic mo
tor vehicle is proceeding, and every .
motor bicycle shall, during said per
iod. display one lighted lamp on tile
front thereof. Tile light of the front 1
lamp shall he visible at least two
hundred (200) feet In the direction
In which the motor vehicle Is proceed
ing,
| Punishment on conviction f. t vio
! fating this statute is drastic, namely,
I imprisonment for sixty days and 'or- ‘
feltnre of ones license for six months,
i TRAFFIf POLICE DEPARTMENT,
(Not-e—Any spelling errors in the
above arc chargeable to the tratTio
police).
The above notice is so worded ns to
leave the average motorist in doubt as to
jus: what he can and cannot do. For in
stance. it says you must have two
lighted lamps on tie front and one on
the rear of your car from a certain time
to a certain time. .Then it says tho rear
light must be independent of any other
light or lights Now if you are real
bright you can figure out just what is ex
pected of you in this lighting proposi
tion, but I. for one. am Just a tritle curi
ous to know whether it Is a guessing
contest or just a hoax to got you if you
do or don’t.
Can you, according to this notice, park
your car a' a 45 degree angle, leaving
your rear lamp lighted, your front lights
not lighted, comply with this law?
Can you park flat, to the curb in the
residential districts, leaving your rear
light burning and tho front lights ex
tinguished and comply with this notice?
If so, then why the order that your
rear light be controlled independently of
any other lights and what if you permit
them nil to burn?
It certainly docs seem ns if the motor
ist is a suspect or an out-and-out crimi
nal In the eyes of the police and it ap
pears some Sherlock was staying awake
nights trying to figure out spate way to
catch the auto owner and hale him into
police court.
The-/ Is a class of law violators in
the automobile line that should be 100. e<l
after - speeders, boozers and car and
equipment thieves. There are enough
of them to keep the police department
busy day and night and I would like
to suggest that a part of these traffic
boys who lun around the downtown
streets pasting stickers on some car that
has stood five minutes over time in some
[i.arkinc [lace be given a little work in
a really helpful way.
While the traffic policeman goes up
the street making chalk marks on your
tires and pasting on Ae littlo sticker
the equipment thief follows him up and
steals your spare tire, motoni -ter. tools,
etc., and then you i> port it and a rec
ord is made of your loss at the i slice
station.
Also, while all this watchfulness to
catch seme one parking over’line is -going
on --.iMtie spader in the outlying district
is running down some woman or child.
True, the police always come to the
scene of these accidents —too late —but
if tho same energy were put forth In
capturing tho speeder or drunken driver
as is spent in watching the honest, law
abiding motorists there would be less
loss of life In our fair city.
Eliminate the blind tigers and bootleg- i
gers In Indianapolis nnd you will do
morn to make nufffmoblllng safo for both
drivers and pedestrians than all the j
stickers you may pnsto till the end of
time. i
Lew- Shank made the assertion before
his election, when asked what hts atti
tude would be on the blind tiger nnd
bootlegger, “That every policeman knew
every bootlegger on his heat and If he
didn't bring him in after he was in the
mayor's chair ho would get anew police- I
man,” or words to Hint effect.
What has he done, along this line? j
Have you heard of many policemen losing j
their Jobs? Have you heard of many i
bootleggers being sent to the .penal farm?
No!
Things are as bad if not worse than :
they were under the Jewett regime and ij
have hoard it said there is more booze :
being sold in Indianapolis today than any '
time since the Volstead act became a
law.
Close up the blind tigers and clean out j
flic bootleggers and you have done more.
Lew, to eliminate the crimes committed !
with automobiles than any other one i
thing you could possibly do.
Cut the four-flush nnd stop trying to j
kid tho public that your police depart- j
merit is a wizzard by keeping the law j
abiding citizen busy with some fool law
or rule nnd put your policemen out doing
some real good.
A CITIZEN.
By GEORGE McMANUS.
Highways and By-Ways
of Lil’ Ol’ New York
By RAYMOND CARROLL
———— (Copyright, 1922, by Public Ledger Company.) ■ ■-
NEW YORK, May 23.—When the stock
market, after attaining sublime heights,
suddenly turns upon a downward course,
those who bought heavily on the rise
I all the way up are usually wiped out
and left high and dry. That about ex
presses the sad plight of thousands and
thousands of New York working giris
j caught napping with dresses at knees
- in the drop of the style market which
| has carried skirts back toward shoetops.
For three seasons these economical
giris had been cutting off and re-hem
ming the bottoms of their dresses. As
; long as the tendency of the fashion was
j for shorter skirts, their problem was a
' matter of scissors, needle and thread. The
average New York flapper cannot buy
, new dresses with the prodigality of pre
-1 war days, and she liuds herself lucky
In this age of dancing to be able to re
plenish her shoes anually.
I In years there has been nothing to
; equal in volume the efforts being made
lin the big and little stores to match
j dress goods. Long skirts have necessi
tated extra pieces of the same material
|of the old dresses. This quest, to one
j young woman, was a revelation of ths
; varieties of black cloth ; tho distinct dis
! ferences between the blue-blacks and the
! green-blacks, the gray-blacks and the
brown-blacks. She discovered that the
"economical black," vvliefl it came to be
ing matched, was a tough proposition
and she ended her difficulty by insert
ing a deep band of old lace as a method
i of lengthening her best Sunday dress.
On a Fifth avenue bus this morning
I board a tail girl and a short girl dis
j cussing the buying of models. “Oh, you
tall giris are out of it this season,’’ said
tho short girl. “I can go into any store
i and buy what I want and shorten it
down to my needs, while you, if the
frock is too short for you to wear with
dignity, must wait until other models
come in, probably a week or two.”
Tho tall girl admitted, with dresses
worn long again, this is the season for
short girls when It came to buying
ready-to-wear gowns. About every wom
an Is talking dress and the difficulties of
conforming with the new style. What
many people talk about Is always worth
writing, for it reflects the trend of the
crowd mind.
A bronze portrait of Caruso in bas-re
lief has been iustalied upon the mez
zanine floor of the Metropolitan Opera
House, it being the work of C-. I’uil Jen- j
newein, the sculptor. There are two
standing, full length figures on either
side of the head of Caruso, symboli-lng
the muses of music.
John Kenlon, chief of tho New York
fire department, thinks the future will
substitute roofs of skyescrapers for the
present fire bouses upon ihe ground. Here
in the branches of the forest of concrete
and iron will be stored the fire-fighting J
apparatus, which will be winged where
needed. He is sure by that time chemists
will have discovered a gas harmless to
life but destructive to fire. He also
visualizes a radio alarm system installed
on every building, which will automatic
ally act upon an aiarm of fire and "call
out the gas” without human assistance.
'i he late Richard Canfield set the fash
ion for gamblers to collect art. He de
veloped into a first-class connoisseur and
most Americans who met him abroad
1 thought dealing in works of art was his
business. The late I’at Sbeedy uiso went
i in for art, and he could ie’l a genuine
old master on sight. The late I>avy
Johnson knew a thing or two about
paintings, and he owned some fine ones.
I fancy It came about through the gam
blers hanging the walls of their lairs
with the sort of thing they fancied their
wealthy patrons were accustomed to see
In tlieir own homes.
And now comes the sale of the art
works and paintings of the lute Sol Lich
tenstein bookmaker and gambler, and
quite the last person one would have
suspe"teu of such a hobby. Lichtenstein,
It appears, owned a carved Italian
renaissance boudoir suite which took
first prize at the World’s Fair lu St.
! Louis, and got it by outbidding the late
Alfred G. Vanderbilt. Ills collection in
cludes valuable oil paintings, prize
pieces of bronze statuary, sporting books
with colored plates, Flemish tapestry
j panels, salon vases, cut crystal and oilier
J priceless what-nots.
i Sol, lu the good old days of racing |
1 with unrestricted open betting, was a
nightly figure a: the original Rectors,
seated" at a table with Ataxic Blumen
thul, Abe Levy and t te late Joe I liman. •
Ulirian was tbe prince of all the Broad- ;
way gamblers. I recall one night when
Ullrnan Imparted the confidence he was
going to back a world concert tour for
Nordic"., the grand opera star. Lichten
stein advised against It, saying. “Never
! pm a bet on a singer’s voice; they cost
i more to make than they ever earn for
| their backers. It Is different with a
: horse.” This proved to be good advice
in the case of Nordics, for Ulirnan lost
a young fortune in the concert tour of
1 that great artist.
Since the phenomenal success of Jackie
Coogan of the “movies,” there has been
a wild rush into the limelight of parents
with their talented offspring to place
upon the altar of the drama, spoken and j
silent. Carl Kitchen recently returned |
front the Pacific coast, says Hollywood ;
is full-up with juvenile talent Itching to j
be fllnfbd. Asa verity every community I
has Its Jackie Coogan and It Is becoming I
a dangerous proceeding to talk with male j
parents upon the subject of gifted ehll- j
dron unless one Is prepared to listen for ’
hours to accounts of the supernatural tai- .
cuts of some other Johnny.
New York City's outstanding entry to j
the juvenile acting sweepstakes is S-year- i
old Louis Brandt, a regularly installed
star at the Yiddish Art Theater, appear
ing first in “The Rivals" and now in a
piece called “Oaks.” Between perform
ances little Louie goes to public school,
lie obtained his engagement through his
sister who was attending a dramatic
school run in connection with the theater
whore tho boy now appears as n finished )
actor. He declares when he grows up lia i
will be found in the same profession, but i
the records of most juvenile stars is they 1
fall by the wayside and usually end as i
cashiers or traveling salesmen, or if girls, j
the wives of substantial business men. j
MAY 23, 1922. \
If one enjoys the low, filthy profanity
of the water front, “The Hairy Ape” will
amuse. It holds the stage record for
swearing In the vilest language, and
nothing that A1 H. Woods ever put on
the stage can compete. The profanity la
not part of a climax to some dramatic
situation but It Is the backbone of the
piece and Its outstanding feature. Not
such mild cus9-words 'as "damn” and
“hell," but—well, they are simply un
printable.
I have not met a single jnan who has
seen this well-touted Eugeiffe O’Neill play
who would take either his sister or his
daughter to hear the disgusting Niagara
of vile words emitted by Louis Wolheiw.
the hero of “The Hairy Ape.”
Then why have tbe editorial pages of
the metropolitan press taken an almost
united stand against the proposed supres
slon of this swearing play? Because
the critics approved of the play when it
opened, and they must be sustained. In
fact, the majority of tho editorials were
written by the dramatic critics them
selves. It does, Indeed, make a lot of
difference whose ox is being gored.
Listen to this from the pen of one of
them on “The Hairy Ape.”
“Few theatrical productions of the year
are cleaner in Intent. Indeed, the teach
ing of its powerful final scene Is puritanic
in tendency— suggests by Its conflict
that unless emerging man kills the brute
the brute will kill him.”
There is one thing in A1 H. Woods. He
says he puts on his “bedroom farces”
to get the money and he doesn't hide be
hind any screen of hypocrisy with the
smug use of such words as “intent" and
“tendency.” The to-do over the O'Neill
play is but an Instance of the literary
log-rolling that goes on in Gotham,
always spiced by expert teamwork be
tween the dramatic and literary depart
ments of some-of the principal daily
newspapers. However, readers are not
fooled at all and one wrote a letter today
asking “how is it that those who get
so excited about the “Demi-Virgin’ have
closed their eyes to ‘The Rubicon’ as vile
a play In its suggestlveness as was ever
produced ?”
Those editorial inconsistencies con
stantly cropping up are active agents in
destroying the influence of great Journals
and help explain both the overwhelming
majority given Mayor Hylan at the last
municipal election, and the more recent
dropjdng In circulation of several of the
once-influential newspapers of the big
town.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Wherefore, putting away lying, speak
every man truth with his neighbor, for
we are members one of another.—Ephe
sians 4:25.
What is meant by our neighbor we
cannot doubt; it Is everyone with whom
we are brought into contact. First of ail,
he Is literally our neighbor. Then it is
he who is close to us la our own neigh
borhood, our own town or street. Beside
these, as our Lord teaches, it is every
one who is thrown across our path by the
changes and chances of life.—A. F. Stan
ley.
HAVE YOU STRING FEVER?
LONDON, May 23.—" Work should ba
regarded as a privilege and not as an
affliction,” is the assertion of a famous
English psychologist.
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