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PAGE FOUR THE TIMES Thursday, June 28, 1917 v I li TEE TIMES NEWSPAPERS BT THE LAKE COUNTY HUNTING & PXTBXISHINa COMPAITT. ' The Times Eit Oilcago-Inrttana Harbor, dally except Sunday. Entered at the potofflc In Eat Chicago. Navtmber 18. 1818. The Lake County Times Dairy except Saturday and 8nday. Batcrad al tie postofTiee In Hammond, June 88, 190(1. Tfce Lake County Times Saturday and weekly edition. Entered at the poetoffice In Hammond. February . 1911. The Gary Evening; Ttmea Dairy except Sunday. Entered t the poatcfflce la Gary. April IS. 1912. All under the act of March 3. 1879. aa second -claatt macter. F03SIG! ADVERTISING OFFICIO. IS Rector Building ..............Chicago ' ON53. Hajamood prlrata exchanre) 8100. 8101. 10) (Cali tor ujK..i ueparttaent wanted.) Oary Otic ; .Telephone 137 N'aiaau A Thompson. East ChJiasc Telephone 640-J F. L. Svini, Eaat Chicago .Telephone 7S7-J East Chlcagro, Tan T1MB3. , 802 Indiana Harbor (News Dealer) .....S03 Indiana Harbor tKeporter and Classified Adv.- Telephone 412M or 785W Whltlrg .. telephone 9-M Crown Point ....Telephone Heg-ewlach . . . ... v. -.v. v. .v .Telffphooo 14 LAKGEE PAID CRCtiXATIOIT TEAK ANY TWO OTHEE NEWS PAPERS DT TEE CALUMET REGION. If you have any tr.voMa gettinc Tra Tixbs m'k-e complaint Immediately w like circulation department. Th Times wtH not be responsible for the return- of any unsolicited mann crlpt artlclea or letter and rttl not notlca ononoymoua communication Short alined letter of general' tr.terert prnted at discretion II '!BmisiU!!i m IB1 H,WHHP r ""Kir n"i' rrr"tif I ,,1 ' l'n, nrmi, ,,'mmm sSSSSTv-r ,,IM'iipi", nut HOW LOXG MUST WE STAND ITi We have had a great deal to Bay about the ungodly prices people pay for coal nowadays. The coal situation 6mells to high heaven. It reeks -with unholy offensivenesa Manufacturers and the email con sumers, finding that operators are refusing to make prices for coal at this time of the year and foreseeing that Indiana coal will be- higher than ten dol lars a ton, wonder if the U S. is going to Bit supinely end see everybody gouged and robbed by these coal fiends. Isn't It the business of the people whom we put in office the public service commission, prosecuting attorneys, to find out what is the matter? No one is specially interested in the attempt of either the operators or the railroads to 6hift the blame from one to another. What the people want is coal, and at half-way decent prices. It seems to be a fact that the rail road controlled mines operate six full days a week, and have all the cars they need to haul coal for the roads- Other mine3 have no cars, and operate from fourteen hours to two and three days, and in rare Instances, five days a week- One of the operators said that the high price of coal was due wholly to. the influence of these company used mines- There is no question but what the public la the goat. There is no reason hy we should not have an abundance of coal at reasonable prices. Perhaps both the railroads and the operators are satisfied with the present situation, for the former get coal at a fair price, and the latter are able to charge a famine price to the general public A remedy must be found for a situation that was bad last winter, and that. If left to itself, will be greatly worse next winter. The state or the national government will yet have to fix coal prices- . ARE WE AT WAR OR NOT? There are parts of this country that have failed down on every single effort to do something to put the nation on a war basis. Recruiting, Liberty Loan, Red Cross funds have been passed up by some sections which refuse to consider war seriously Only last week Chicago, the windy, fell down four million dollars on its Red Cross fund. The call for 70,000 recruits is being ignored right and left, tion. We are at war- It seems inconceivable that the people of this country tlon. We are at war- It seems in conceivable that the people of this country should persist In thinking lightly of war, if they think it at all. There is a kind of warfare which is merely armed resistance, ineffective and aimless because it is not direct. We might dawdle along from today until European peace time, playing we are at war, with minor losses and with minor successes, sinking a submarine now and then, getting a fair propor tion ot our merchantmen through the zone in safety, yet without advancing one inch toward victory and leaving the real outcome wholly to the efforts of the allies- If and when the allies win, so far as any step yet taken by the United Slates government or apparently contemplated by it for the future is concerned, will the menace to American shipping cease and peace come to us. If we want that peace to come, if we want the freedom of the seas, if we want the honor and the glSry of compelling Germany to respect the sovereign equality of the United States, are we to leave it to the allies to accomplish our ends for us? There are better ways of subduing the sub marines than by meeting them on the high seas. Those ways, if we follow them, will lead us in every direction of effort that will contribute to Ger many's defeat- If we are going into the war, let us go in. For of all the inglorious, ineffective, purposeless and intolerable conditions under which nations can exist, that of "nominal war" is the worst. LANDLORDS WHO PROFIT FROM VICE. The action of the Gary grand jury in Indicting property owners who rent their holdings to persons using them for gambling purposes and houses of ill fame probably will make that business unprofitable in Lake county in the future- In the past it has proven to be a lucrative source of income to a class of men and women who of course could not fathom why they were get ting triple or sextuple rents for old buildings. Excuses that one did not know to what use a property was being put, despite rental wholly disproportionate to a reasonable income, are not ac cepted readily. If vice landlordism is made unprofitable it is quite probable that vice itself will simmer down. Going after owners of property used for Immoral purposes is almost a new procedure here, but it certainly is a wholesome and welcome one. and few moves for community betterment could be more appropriate. TOMAN WHO SOLVED CRUGER MYSTERY SEEC, WIIIT SLAVE PLOT IN MURDER 9- &.v, 'suU - .-. V r:: ..i-...'..y : .X.' - ; ;' V; Lrx nOS'r M 1 ? -- 1 1 - M IA M fl Miss Ruth Cruger (left) and Mrs. Grace Ilumiston. Mrs. Grace Ilumiston, the New York lawyer who solved the tangle sur rounding the disappearance of Ruth Cruger in the face of scoffing and op position by the Isew York city authorities and brought to light Tier mur dered body after penetrating a tangle ocf -police red tape and official dis couragement, believes that the pretty high school girl was killed by two pr more white slavers. The girl's body waa found by Mrs. Ilumiston buried in the cellar of Alfredo Cocchi, an Italian who was releasd by the au thorities following the girl's disappearance, and who immediately escaped to his native land. ej The Tassing Sholp lii her quiet yet forceful way the wlff manages to hand us something at reg-ular intervals AVE were deploring the transmissible germs on dirty paper money AND spoke of the need of care and the danger AND she chortled solemnly "I KXOW you consider it dangerous for you are careful not to hand me any." THANK heaven it has got a little warmer SO that the girls who had to go around last winter with their wish bones exposed CAN wear their furs. A SHALL boy appeared at the back door of a neighbor's house and said 10 the matron who opened the door: "GOOD morning" "GOOD morning," the housewife re turned, somewhat curiously "I CAME over to tell you something" "WELL, what Is It?" "LAST evening my papa was angry 1 because the water boiled out of the steamer under the rolled oats" "IS that so?" "TES. And then hi made up his mind to fix the steamer so that It couldn't happen again" "WHAT diJ he do?" "HE put some water in the steamer and then soldered it all up" "IS that what you carne over to tell me 7" "YES, and to borrow your stepladder" "WHAT do you want with the step- ladder?" I "I WANT It so father can scrape the j rolled oats oft the ceiling." THIS .man Kaiser Kill must have1 nerve galore j HE tackled a Standard Oil boat the other day? j A MAGAZINE writer thoughtfully! tells us how whiskey can easily j EE made at home j THANKS awfully, but most of us have run against that home-made stuff. LIKE another chap we know it grates on our nerves to see a fellow who owes us ten bones WEARING a Liberty Bond button. EXPERT says when we reach 40J that 99 per cent of us are below par WE trust the wifT doesn't take him too seriously. GOING back to that $225,000 heart! balm verdict IT will have a tendency to make old men Jump 30 feet In the air EVERT time a pretty girl em asks them what time it is. BILL HASTINGS and Clias. Hick both take exception to our article on "THE Feeding of Chickens" BOTH regard it as a particular and an expensive proposition. CREEL wants constructive not de structive criticism will soon open t fry new HALLMARK tir Stocks are being greatly reduced through this 1 win nptgua,'.uni .'yjww folks are receiving bargains of a lifetime, we most clear the stocks lit a lew days now in order thai tile bundling) may be turned lo flae mU&ziQts. m Lake Coxty, it Is io to tmovm as the There areuwreythan 600 Ha toarlrStoresiri tto United State&--wMdi means that 600 retail jawelera have Joined togette ittthelr buying in order that you may parchaseiiigh grade jewelry at a lower prfcse. This auction ealo is Jeing.condticteid"or the sole purpose of making room for the ncv Hallmark line. Oorne 4n thig evening and eee for yourself the remarkable bargains, that are offered. !!l Beautiful Souvenirs Free to the Ladies 05 JHM Eo 599 Hohman Streel MeGAMMY Hammond, Indiana IN other words all Creel taffy. wants Is MONEY NOT TIED UP. There seems to be an Idea held by some that money invested in a Lil erty Loan bond is going to be tied up for fifteen or thirty years. The be lief is not warranted. Probably no property in the world outside of actual money or currency will have a wider and more ready constant cash market than the Liberty Loan bond. There will be a constant demand for them from many sources. They are good security for loans from the federal reserve banks; courts have decided that they are legal and proper Investments for trust funds; they are legal Investments for insurance companies and other corporations whose investments are supervised and regulated by law; thefr international character (being Issued for an International purpose and guaranteed in part by our European allies) gives them an international status and market. They will be sought for in India, in Egypt, Japan and Russia, England and ranee, Italy, and Australia, and in fact wherever any government bond has a market. ' . Thpy have been truly called the premier security of the world- This is shown by the oversubscription of a billion dollars and over. VOICE OF THE ' PEOPLE WELL, WELL SUGGEST XT. To the Editor: There are about 5.000 golf clubs in the country. At an average of 100 acres this means 500,000 acres of farm land held out of use. Golf Incites to profanity, lying about the score, wife neglect. Inattention to business. Sabbath breaking and other vices. Why not prohibit golf during the war? On the redeemed links 100,000.000 bushels of potatoes might be grown. This quantity would furnish 3.000.000, 000 messes of French fried potatoes. Trofessor Dumkopf, of Tale Univer sity, estimates that S. 168,432 foot pounds of energy are daily wasted by golfers. The same energy applied to hoeing corn would produce enough corn for 13.941.687,403 muffins. Abolish golf during the war! MORAL REFORM. OF COURSE, there's no coincidence. Story In Chicago Examiner that John D- is reported to be taking $ 1,000,000 worth of Liberty Bonds is followed by another one that Standard Oil of New York announces two-cent raise in gasoline. AS TO SOLDIERS' CHORES. Camp Kelly. San Antonio, Texas. June 24. 1917. Editor Times: Being one of the 840 Hammond boys that have had a few lessons in Vncle Sam's way of doing things and a reader of The Times I find myself in need or information. I noticed an article in The Times some time ago giving the definition of the army word "fatigue" as "chores." The question I want to ask is what does the word chores cover? In Texas we find that fatigue means building roads, digging ditches, build ing barracks and airplanes and any tJHRfl Tourist Tickets at Low Round Trip Fares Daily, m to New York, Boston, Atlantic City and other Resorts in the East, direct or via Washington prr t,T Pennsylvania Lines also to Resorts in North Michigan, Wisconsin and the Northwest, Colorado and the West liberal Stopovers and Return Limits Comma Local Ticket Aunt for vrHculan or addmo C. t. KIMBALL Assistant Grntral Passenger Agent CHICAGO. ILL. other kind of work that is to be done. Am I not right in classing these as more than chores? REUBEN M. LAMB, 8th Aero Squadron, Camp Kelly, South San Antonio, Texas. (The word chores Is a corruption of the old Anglo-Saxon chair meaning work and has come to mean the daily tasks or work. It Is even more in clusive than fatigue as describing army work because it embraces every routine daily task a soldier has and as such was used by Thb Times. There was no intention of belittling the guard, nans' duties by describing them as chores. Even editors have chores to do. THE EDITOR.) How About Having Your Car Painted and save the price ot a new car? Pangburn & Thomas 273 Truman Avenue, Hammond. For First .Class Work. All Work PETEY DINK lie Didn't Hit the Spot or the Bullet Would Have Stuck in It By C. A.V0IGHT U Toco Me To 0 , H Pick out a s?otJ H ? 'M TVie skv -d l ) AUD pcTise ' ki CASe. we. HAME, Am AK2-02PT ATTACK "&OT VMMtfT 'P LIKE To & fi 1 'StbTV v Iff A--- V T 7i WockSi NiP ITS UalS. To come Down and nrr Some- Boom Knew 3ust VJlHEReTHAT ARM ThiNC landed. i Feel. A vvnotn. lot Metier s J : .