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e The Lake County Times Daily except Saturday and
J' ta& -t-nteied at the postol!i.:e ia HannnonJ. June
The Times-r-Eant Ch'.cafro-Inrtiana Harbor, daily except
Sunday. Entered at the postoinee in East Chicago, Nov
erabr IS, 1913.
The Lake County Times Saturday and Weekly Edition.
Entered at the postofflce in Hammond. February 4. 19.1.
ihe dary Evening limes Daily exempt Sunday. fc.n-i
All under the act of March 3. IsTJ. us second-clat
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NOTICE TO svnsrninERS.
If you fail to receive your copy of Ths Tmts as
promptly as you have in the past, please do not think
It has been lost or was not sent on time. Remember that
the railroads are engaged with the urgent movement of
troops and their supplies; that there is unusual pressure
In various parts of the country for food and fuel; that
the railroads have more busiress than they can handle
promptly. For that reason many trains are late. The
Times has Increased its mailng equipment and is cooperating-
in every way with the postofflce department
to expedite delivery. Even so, delays are Inevitable be
cause of the enormous demands upon the railroads and
the withdrawal of men from many lines of work.
"p p Hl P.
Senator Overman has submitted to the senate a
manuscript of a lewyer's opinion on the question of the
right of the government to subject civilians to trial by
court martial. The record did not disclose the nature of
the opinion, but it is a safe bet that the American peo
ple will not Eoo-n stand for a setting aside of the right
of trial by jury. If the administration will only brin?
seditionista to trial by jury, there will be no difficulty
i'd getting convictions where there is evidence of guilt.
And if there is not evidence of guilt, there ought not he
a conviction. The great difficulty now is to get the ad
ministration to turn its publicity bureaus into real, live,
active agencies that do things that need to be done. It
is easy to issue statements about the manner in which
the administration is going to prosecute the enemy with
in our borders, but what we'd like to hear is the final
words of the judges to twelve good men and true, "Gent
lemen, you will retire and prepare your verdict." When
we hear that often enough the rest will take care of it
self. You can trust a jury of twelve men. If you can't,
democracy is a failure.
Richardson Wright gives some timely advice in The
Tied Cross Magazine for May.
"We must," he tells them, "steel ourselves to accept
the tragedies of war. We must be mentally ready
trained to receive blows and to 'come back.' You can
'come back' if you are willing to train. A boxer trains
for a fight, a runner for a race, why not you, mothers
and fathers, for the spiritual conflicts which are surely
coming to pass?
"Do not think that you can hastily acquire a stoic,
inm to meet a desperate emergency- On the other hand,
do not be constantly expecting a blow. Worry will no
more prevent its coming than worrying will stop a bul
let in its course. Instead, go about your day with an air
of determination, assurance and cheer.
"Keep yourself in the best possible health. The
strong body will help maintain the strong mind. Do not
overdo war activities. Have other interests go to the
theater now and then; drop into a 'movie'; eat out at a
restaurant or a friend's house once in a while.
"Always carry your head high. You have a right
to your pride. Besides, carrying your head high will
make you walk correctly, and walking correctly is good
for one3 figure!
"I also think that the well-held head indicates the
well-held spirit a soul reserved, calm, observant, sure
of itself. If you do this in public, you will 'also do it in
private. You will be a Spartan mother."
William Wirt of the Gary schools, brought out an
Important point in the discussion the other evening
whether German language teaching should be ousted
from the high schools. Mr. Wirt, it may be stated, is
against ousting German from high schools if students
desire it, because colleges have not waived foreign
language requirements and he points out that we cannot
fight smallpox by shutting our eyes. In his studies
of the language question in France, Germany and Eng
land Dr. Wiv-t found that where we have one student
perfecting himself in other tongues those countries have
ten, and Germany has specialized in English as France
has specialized in German. To know the German ideals
better and to realize the murderous aspect, of them Dr.
Wirt says we must know the German language.
Wirt is a firm believer in having high school and
college students study German in order that this coun
try may be able to complete with others in the trade
revival that will follow this war. He is against German
language teaching in the grade schools and insists that
where German is taught that it he by American teach
ers and not by German teachers, most of whom are the
propagandists of the kaiser system.
Whether one agrees or disagrees with Dr. Wirt, his
statement tiiat the aintation against German in the
public school i.-; the work of pro-Germans and that they
are shrewdly taking advantage of well-raeaning Ameri
cans to cover up the real issue is worth investigating
This real issue, Dr. Wirt holds, is that 2,noo.(,oo school
children in this country attend common schools, par
ochial ones, where German or some other language is
used to teuch spelling, arithmetic, reading and o'her
studies. In arv one school, the German Lutheran,
employs the Hun language to teach young Amvrieans.
he- Fays, and in Fort Wayne nearly half the children go
to schools that use Hun textbooks instead of those
printed in the English language.
That moans that nearly one in every five children
in America's schools are taught in the Hun language,
and that is something very sorious. It i: a real issue.
The National Educational Association ha i recom
mended that federal and state legislation be initiated
toward prohibiting all foreign languages in grade
schools; and in Indiana bf state council of defense has
named a committee to suegest lepisla'ion.
Whether it is the German, the Polish or the Sla
vonic language these foreign tongues should not be used
in textbooks in American grade school:-;, regardless of
what church or private institution conducts them. Over
two years ago the new archbishop of Chicago. Dr. Mun
delein. stopped the use of German, Polish and other for
eign language textbooks in Chicago's Catholic schools,
prescribing that English, the language of America, bo
employed. That was one of the greatest steps toward
Americanization ever taken in Chicago.
When Indiana's legislature meets, if the nationa'
congress has not acted in the meantime, it should move
to prohibit the use of any foreign language textbooks in
the public or parochial schools of common grade in this
state. The children are Americans, not of this or that
foreign nationality, and it is high time to realize this.
Every school that uses foreign language text books to
teach common school subjects is not wholly American
and far from desirable.
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F It the sinners?
WE like Col. Eoos
.tit and all that
IH'T we do not Fee how tli" people
cm think very much ,f him as an edi
tor I'XIJ-iSS In hlM writings st:i"whre
HE takes up imd discusses the growth
of tl.e scanty skirt movement
ll .omotli1riK heavy likf that which
; will make the people, r- aiiy think alonx
lN'Tn.l.KCTI'AI, JirKs
IIAVINi; duly imprs--rd the h"ir t
all our a?t lii -fs, linionial demesne etc.
THAT ho should do his lst nt what
ever h'- uii'l' rtak H
F. find that h tries hsrd to do It
EVEN" in Mioriiig.
THE ;errnnns have two kinds of
tanks In ! ion
THOSE who use brer we mjpp'.se.
AND thni who use only schnapps (
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The Long Arm of Mercy
This region has become a war arsental of great
magnitude and the 1'nited States government regards
the steel and other munition workers with the same
concern that it does its soldiers and sailors.
That is why the government U acting to eliminate
the vice resorts and notorious saloons of Ilurnham and
West Hammond just over the state line and a menace
to the artillery, shrapnel, guncotton. airplane, subma
rine and ammunition plants of Gary, Hammond, East
Chicago, Indiana Harbor and Whiting. The government
is acting here as ffect ively as it did in Seattle or in
Let this be a warning to vice promoters and to looso
officials. There can be no red lights in this region or
gambling or lawless places, whether it is Gary, Cedar
Lake or Hammond. The eye of the federal government
is vigilant and the official who winks at his duty may
find himself suddenly grasped by the neck and facing
Uncle Sam.
"V . r- . , ; ... , . r I . - i . r : i . ..I
rui,nir rit-i iuir,r.3 ii j;iviue ana conquer.
If, as seems likely, German intrigue is behind the counter
revolution reported from Petrograd, we must look for a
motive not to what the movement may mean to Russia
but what it may promise fqr Germany.
Since democratic neighbors make an autocracy un
easy, Berlin might be supposed to prefer a grateful Rus
sian Empire restored by her aid to a Russian Republic,
betrayed, hostile and sullen. But she might also for a
time prefer to either a Russia torn by civil war and un
able to oppose effective forceB to further dismember
ment. Where there is trouble look for the troublemaker.
The Germany that could pass a Lenine through its war
lines to help wreck a moderate republic is quite capable
of aiding a Romanoff reaction to wreck, the Bolsheviki
power when they seem to be consolidating their power in
Central Russia and turning against Germany in the anger
and disappointment of betrayal and broken faith. Con
quest is the reward of treachery.
, In tears and blood and anguish Russia must work
out her own salvation. She is assured of the deep sym
pathy of the United States and of the other Entente
Allies in her time of trial. Their victory is all that will
stand in the way of her destruction. Their active help
she may rely upon. But to make help effectively possible
she must first aid herself. New York World.
This week In this county and in this state we are
conducting a war drive for the Knights of Columbus army
recreation centers in this country and in France. Not
long ago we gave to the Y. M. C. A. and to the Rd
Cross, but we should also aid this work. Neither over
laps, and God knows that all are needed.
The welfare work of the Knights of Columbus is
non-sectarian in its character, and it is a splendid tribute
to the people of Indiana that men and women of all
creeds are patriotically collecting for and giving to
this fund. Our state is asked to raise 1250,000, but we
shall do more than that.
If any one thinks that welfare work can be overdone
let him attend to this statement from men engaged in
"After all that the Knights of Columbus and other
welfare organizations have done for the Boys in Khaki
in our training camps and behind the battle lines, there
Is no limit to the work yet to be done for the moral,
social, and physical wellbeing of American troops. While
we, safe at home, look to them to win this war, they are
looking to us to sustain them in every possible way while
they are in training and in the trenches. They have sur
rendered home comforts, positions and prospects and they
are expecting the folks at home to surrender the money
that will provide them with necessary comforts and past
times. The farther from home they get, the greater Is
their expectancy that we back at home will give of our
means, and give with generosity and with enthusiasm,
to keep their spirits and their morale high."
' The Red Cress is the Long Arm of Mercy.
It is the Kindness of Mankind organized.
In Man is an Angel and n Devil, a Dr. .lekyll and Mr.
lU-de. The Red Cross is the Good, aroused, energized to
thwart the Bad.
It is the best antidote we know to the lne of war.
There are other charities, more or less helpful. The
Red Cross is the mightiest of all Charities, the Love and Pity
of all men made supremely efiicient.
If, as Emerson said, "sensible men and conscientious
men all over the world are of one religion," this is the ex
pression of that religion.
The Red Cross is Humanity united in Service.
It asks no man's opinion ; ly his need.
Black or White, Friend or - ; to the Red Cross there
is no difference; it only asks: ; Wiio is Suffering ? " And
to him it goes.
The Red Cross is so Efficient that Governments recog
nize it; so Pure in its purpose that whoever wishes well his
fellow men, desires to help it; so Clean in its administration
that the most suspicious can rind no fault in it.
The Red Cross not only seeks to alleviate the cruelties
of War; it Is the expression of those human sentiments that
some day will put an end to War.
It is the impulse of Love, striving to overcome the im
pulse of Hate.
It is Mercy's co-operation struggling against War's ri
valries. It is the one Society in which every Man, Woman and
Child should be enrolled; for it knows no sects, no preju
dices, no protesting opinion; the human being does not live
that does not feel that the starving should be fed, the sick
tended and the wounded healed.
Majestic and divine is this Long Arm of Mercy; it finds
the fallen on the battlefield, it brings the nurse and the
physician to the victim in the hospital; it leads the weeping
orphan to a home; it feeds the starving, cares for the pest
smitten whom all others abandon, and pours the oil of Help
and Pity into the bitter wounds of the World.
Where a volcano has wrought desolation in Japan, or a
Flood in China, or a Hurricane in Cuba, or a Famine in
India, or a Plague in Italy, or ravaging Armies in Poland,
Servia or Belgium, there flies the Red Cross, the Angel of
God whom the fury of men cannot banish from the Earth;
and to the Ends of the Earth, over all the ways of the Seven
Seiis, wherever is Human Misery, there is extended, to bless
and to heal, its Long Arm of Mercy.
To the Editor of The TrMt. i
IT'diitiition advorat-s t--li us 'ha
moderate rtrinkinfc cuts fifteen yar of
tii Average mans life. This Is probably
the reason why that jocund young rran
Chauncey Mitchell Ix pw, d'-spie hn
eighty-fourth birthday, if ha!.-. hearty
and full of optimism. II" has t"n a.
moderate drinker all his )1fe. - he is
really only sixty-nine years ol-l. Of ,
course if he had been c-,r-pe'.i'-d V pro
hibitory laws to refrain from ih: wir.'
enn he would doubtless now !: ninety-
nine, but he probably doesn't worry .
about that.
Oalapagros turtles live to ne 200 years ,
old because they never drink alcoholic '
beverages. Vet it Is a question whether
a turtle gets as much fun out of life ai .
our Chauncey has had during the few
years that his habits have allowed him
to live. Alcoholic liquors are poison,
say the alleged :seientists" who note
the effect of alcohol fumes on guinea
pigs. Mr. Depfw has tieen poisoned
these many years but hasn't found it
out yet. READER.
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Mrs. John Me. Naught:,.
A pretty romance, gTCtvir.? .'. 'A
the war, culminated ffer.tly when
2ori Kitaon, the third cf the seven
fiaugntern of I.ord arid I.sdy Aire
rtaie, married Capt. John McNaugh
ton of the Canadian HihiarKJers.
The younj? Canadian captain met hi3
wife in a London hospital while con
valescing from woands.
'Lake County's
Roll of Honor
Dr. IT. E. Sharrer. chairman of the
j"""! Liberty Loan Drive who piloted
the .,reat Ea'Kes Jarkies Fand on Lib
erty Day in Hammond last night re
ceived the follow-in? letter from an en
thusiastic jackie at the gunner's mates
Fchool at the V. S. Naval Training Sta
tion: De.-ir Sir:
I ani writing you a little note to let
you know that we got back to the
station in safety. You have no doubt
read about the wreck of the Jackie
train and only one or two of our boys
were hurt. The boys will never forrt
the time that they had at your club.
Let me say that you have a very fine
golf link and I sure had a fine time
playins? on it..
I don't know if any of the other boys
have written to you and thanking you
for the way your olub and the people
treated us. I only wish that ome of
the members would come up here to
n..t t akes and I know that the boys
of the Gunners' school would be glad j
fr stiow vou around the station. I
do wish that some of you would come
..r. tf vou wish vou may eive my ad
dress to ?ome youn? lady for she might ;
want to write to a sailor boy.
I will have
to dose now as It is j
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THE auto has become
SO common
THAT almost any nifrht we expert
TO have a couple of bums drive up to
the front door in one
AND beg: us for a hand-out.
ME like the slinpy way Gen. Foch
AND we recommend it to the pood
lookinf? office fori e upstairs
HE nays: "Oood morning. Fine day.
IT is infinitely enrler
TO develop a beautiful spirit
THAN" it is to develop a beautiful
baek and
IN fact we somet'l-KS feel
THAT it is useless to try the Lillian
Russell exercises any longer.
HAVING already made a splendid
over-subscript ion of kittens
IN honor of the last Liberty Loan
THE patriotic neighobr's cat undoubt
edly wishes that til"
r.ED Cross drive had been put off a
little longer.
WE suppose that no matter whether
THE late Senator Stone went to heav
en or hell he
KEEFS comir.f: put with denials
OF something or other.
NOTE that Jess "Willard
IS to show the boys at one camp
HOW he trains
WE object! What the boys want is
speed find that great hulk can't show
them that.
IF we were to propose to a maiden
AVE would never be so bold
AS to go down on our knees to pro
pose SHE mipht think
WE got down to admire her stockings
or something like that.
WHY Is it that the saints
THINK they hive to
DO all the worrying
nearly time for muster and you know-
that we have to he iin at live in m
morning. I w ill end this note by say- j
Ins that I had the best time in Ham-
mond that I ever had on any of the;
trips that I have taken. I remain your j
Jackie friend, j
Gunner's mate School. Great Lakes, 111., j
Company B. J
Our wheat situation is today the
most serious situation in the food
supply of the whole allied world.
Our harvest was less than was esti
mated. There is also another and
more bitter difficulty in the delays
f shiprin and In the growing
scarcity of ships. We had all ex
pected that the Argentine supply
would be available in Europe before
this time. Those supplies will not
arrive for another two months in
quantity, and even then will be less
than we had expected. The conse
quence is that the supply of bread
stuff in Europe Is at its lowest ebb.
There is but one source of supply
and that is the United States.
Today our investigation shows that
if we are to ship to the allies the
amount thftt is necessary to carry
ovfr, even the minimum of the bread
supply, to their people, we must cut
our own consumption by one-half.
The limit that we propose on allied
shipment is pimply the limit of our
exporting power. It may eventuate,
even, that we must reduce the bread
consumption of the United States
more than one-half.
TJ. 3. Pood Administration for
XaJt County's fiaad in tba war
with Germany and Austria-Han.
mond; drowned oft coast cf Nw
Jersey. Hay 25.
Harbor; ptomaine poison, at Fort
Oglethrope. Chattanooga. Tcnn.
June 11.
KARL WELSBT, Whiting; U.
P. I. Died at Fort S.im Houston
of spinal meningitis, July 2S.
Harbor; killed In France at Bat
tle of Lille. Aug. 15.
mond; died at Lion Springs. Te.,
of spinal meningitis, August 26.
ago; killed in France, Sept. 16.
killed in France, Oct. 31.
Gary; kiiitd at Vnny Ridge.
killed at Viitiy Kide.
IXJLl'H IUr.ozvivI. East Chi
cago; killed in Franco. Nov. 27.
killed in aviri'.n'.i accident ac
'i'aiiai'erro n.-iJ. Evtnnau. Tex..
Lie. 1. UiJ.
lnUiai.a Hab-.r; kui4 in acci
dent at Ft. L.isv. Texas. Dec. 11).
ell; dit-ii soi.iewt'tre m France, of
pneumonia. Dec. 1..
bart; killed by explosion Id
France. Dec. 2'i.
Gary; killed somewhere In France,
Feb. 24.
FRED SCHMIDT, Crown Point;
died of pneumonia in Brooklyn,
March 7, after being on a torpedo
ed steamer.
LIVAN, Gary; killed somewhere
In France. March S.
Camp Taylor; pneumonia. March
151st Infantry; Camp Shelby; ty
phoid: March 17.
at Hammond. Jan. 8. In U. S. cav
alry. Died at Delrio. Tex.. April
PAUL FULTON. Tolleston.
died in hospital. Marfa, Texas,
April 6, 1918. Sergeant, machine
gun battalion. Sth cavalry.
mond. Trench mortar. France.
Feb. 26.
R. A. SPARKS, Highland.
Trench mortar. France. Feb. 27.
6th engineers. France, April 7.
Harbor. Artillery. France May
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