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4 THE BREMEN ENQUIRER, THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1924. She iHmnnt Ettqutrrr "A Good Taper in a Good Town" Every Thursday by THE ENQUIRER PUBLISHING CO. t on B athing Suits BigD iscoiin tauqua. Within the last month Mr. Swaim has presented such pictures as "The Sagebrusher," "The Headless Horseman," "Michael O'Hallor-an," "The Man From Glengary," "Cameron of the Royal Mounted," "Riders of the Dawn," "The Hoosier Schoolmaster," "Salomy Jane" and others rather a high class list for so small a theatre in so small a town. It's all right and proper to have the Chautauqua, The Junior Chautauqua feature alone is worth more than the affair costs. But we ought not to forget that we have the home institution, all the time, and that it is doing all it can to give the community good, clean, wholesome friends he says he cannot afford to take time from his business for the hopeless task of trying to break the grip that blocs and groups of selfish interests hold on Congress. He denounces the radical, socialistic and plain partisan alliances in the late session of Congress. He says: "The present public distemper of the country must run its course. People will .finally realize that prosperity depends upon something else than a legislative fiat, and that nothing but harm can come from any law passed to favor a certain and special class. The sound principles on which the fathers grounded this republic are out of fashion now, but ultimately will again be in favor." Representative Jost's constituency should reply to hisletter in the words of the dying Lawrence, "Don't give up the ship!" 1 ; chauffeurs defined as any persons operating vehicles for hire must wear metal license badges; unlicensed vehicles must not be operated; dealers' and demonstration plates must not be misused; motorists must step on signal of a person driving a horse; tail lights must be red and arranged to show rear number plates; all vehicles carrying ten or more passengers must carry fire extinguishers, and trucks must have mirrors so arranged that the rear traffic can be seen by the diver. Violations of these regulations are punishable by a fine not exceeding $50 or imprisonment for thirty days or both. There are heavier penalties for more - serious violations. A fine of $500 or more may be imposed, with a jail sentence of not more than a year, for driving a car while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident without giving information to the proper authorities, operating a vehicle while a license is suspended or revoked or making false statements when applying for a license. Speeding at more than thirty miles an hour or reckless driving of a car is subject to a minimum fine of $100 or thirty days in jail or both. On a third conviction for speeding a license may be revoked. The enforcement of this law and its effect upon motor transportation will be watched with interest by automobile clubs and tourists in all parts of the country. We find our stock of Bathing Suits is too large, so we have decided to give One-Third Off on our entire stock, giving you the benefit while the season is on. Note these reduced prices: $ 1 .00 Quality for $ .67 1.50 Quality for 1.00 2.50 Quality for 1.67 3.95 Quality for 2.60 4.95 Quality for 3.30 7.50 Quality for 5.00 Anyone wishing a bathing suit cannot afford to miss this opportunity. M. LOWENSTINE & SON tio-uished group as the woman who ha-.i none most for the advancement of music, and the selection was re ceived with enthusiastic approbation. T . 11 . Louise Homer was born m Pitts- , , T, , . , : burgh, Pa., where he father was pas- , " , A . , , ' the age of fifteen she began her vocal studies in Philadelphia. A few-years later she went to Boston, becoming- a pupil of Sidney Homer, whom she later married. Soon af- 1 protection from enemies. The multi-terwards, she and 'her husband w ent ! story house, of which the Casa Grande S. M. GorrelT, Owner James K. GorrelL Publisher Subscription, $2 a I ear In Advance. Entered at the pest office at Bremen, Indiana, as second class mail matter. THE VICE PRESIDENCY. "What is there about the vice presidency that so many able men reject the chance of occupying that position?" asks the Laporte Argus. Three leaders in two of the principal parties this year refused to accept the nomination for that office. Former Governor Lowden, of Illinois, one-time presidential candidate, declined to accept the vice-presidential nomination on the republican ticket. He either believed he could perform a greater service in his present connection with farm bodies or felt that the office was not big: enough for him. Calvin Coolidge was never actuated by such ideas. It has ever been his course to accept what was offered. When he failed to grain the presidential nomination four years ago he took the next best, and in consequence is chief executive today. General Dawes whose reparation plan is expected to do for Europe what Wilson failed to accomplish, follows the Coolidge way of taking- what opportunity gives, and so foots the ticket. In the recent democratic convention Senator Thomas J. Walsh, of Montana, chairman, and Edwin Meredith, of Iowa, publisher of farm periodicals, refused the run with Davi.;, and the convention turns to Governor Charles Bryan, of Nebraska, in the 1 ere of winning: the progressive west and brother William Jennings. Not only is the viepresider.ey frequently d clined, but in the mad scramble over the presidential candidates, the sceor.d position is often reelected, the nominee is named in a rush., in the hurried desire of the delegates to call it a day and return home. In men who la " presidential size are occasionally nominated but fortunately this has been tine of late years in cases where the vice-president, was called to the White House. Xcv dignity was lent to the office during the Harding regime when he called Coolidge in for consultation, a procedure that ought to be continued. Fohaps the pointed barbs of humorists have had an effect in lowering the appeal of presiding over the senate. It is not an active job, and yet great men have occupied it and not dropped into obscurity. More men have gone into political oblivion through rejecting this office than in accepting- it. Parties should endeavor to pick their second best men for the second place and those selected ought to be ready to serve. V WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? The Chautauqua which closed in Bremen last week did a good s better than the usual undertaking of the kind, since the deficit was smaller than that of other years. It was a week of good, clean entertainment. But it leads to some interesting reflections. What is the reason, for instance, that so many people who are vio- j lently opposed to the theatre as an institution will support the Chautauqua without a blink? Some weeks aco the editor of the Rochester Daily News, at the .time of their Chau-t art qua, asked. "When is an actor riot an set-T ?" The answer to the conundrum. h: concluded is this: "When 1- an- ais on a Chautauqua plal - -urn-vted by a are nt revdar -y of them hnvo :ie against any ; -- to be a 1 ' a'' str-ir? show. But t a fine llr.e of distinction between a "st;" and a "platform." We have no quarrel with the Chautauqua. We believe it is a good three", ju-t as any wholesome amusement is a good thine. We rather doubt if the claim of "uplift" is justified, however, as there was nothing in the program here, so far as we were able to see, that was particularly "uplifting." But it was entertainment, and it was clean. For that reason it was worthy of support. Perhaps it would be interesting and surprising to some of the people who attended the Chautauqua to know that Bremen has a permanent amusement house which is being conducted on a clean bais, too. Mr. John Saim is providing wholesome f v.vitainmmt at the Gem theatre, and while every picture shown may r ot he. just to the particular liking of every person who pees it, his program offers the community year "round entertainment which is of just f-5. high class generally as the Chau- ' habit cl the Casa Gia.ide J:s only con- . jeetu; al. Wjhen these eoplc' came into the valley they undoubtedly wore nomads, but the opportunities for a settled life devoted to agricultural pursuits must have appealed to them, as their first step was the construction of an irrigation system, the remains of which are still visible. Then came the problem of housing and finally the need of defensive construct ion for is the highest development, was probably evolved as a defensive measure. As a watch tower it must have proved a good investment, for from its top a guard could cover the country for a radius of ton miles, which was a groat i advantage, for if the enemy could bp sighted at this distance ho, being on foot (the horse was not yet on the American continent at thi time), would need nearly two hours to get to the village which gave time to ret runners out into the fields and gather forces for the defense. It is probable that raiding Apaches 1 became too strong for the valley dwellers, and year after year they lost a larger percentage of their crops and a large number of warriors, until at last they decided to abandon the country. This began possibly 700 or 900 years ago. D. & O. TIME TABLE West Bound No. 45 Chicago train ...... 5.57 AM No. 31 Local West 7.17 AM ; No- 7 Chicago train 12.09 PM East Bound No. 10 Wash-New York . . 12.26 PM No. 32 Garrett Local 5.42 PM No. 46 Willard-Wheeling . . 12.27 AM No. 16 Baltimore-New York 12.42 AM Trains 10 and 46 stop at Bremen to discharge passengers from Chicago or South Chicago and pick up passengers for Toledo, Detroit, Dayton and Cincinnati and all points east of Willard. Train 16 stops to receive passengers for points east of Willard. PROGRAM COURTESY PAYS. Yesterday a matronly woman from Washington City, and going to La-poite, spent nine hours at the Union station, waiting for the 8.50 night Lake Erie train, says the Plymouth Democrat. She had been misroutcd. She had two heavy grips. A group of six Boy Scouts, from Wisconsin, were waiting at the Union station, and she asked two of the boys if they would carry her two pieces of luggage to the Lake Erie station. "Certainly," 'they answered, and took a piece and accompanied her to the station. She took out her purse, but they pleasantly laughing, declined any pay. She importuned, but they were decided, and she then asked to pay for two dishes of ice cream. They declined with thanks, and said that a Boy Scout wanted no pay nor favors for service. The lady told this while she was waiting at the Lake Erie station. She said that there are many Bey Scouts and Girl Scouts in Washington, and that upon big public days when there are crowds in the city, the boy and girl scouts (she may have meant Gamp ft it? girls), have little booths on the streets and give information and do any service to strangers, and refuse to receive any pay for it. Telling Officer Carl Reynolds of these incidents, the Democrat continues, he said that last fall when he was judging races in South Bend he sent a Boy Scout to get his megaphone. The boy brought it and Carl reached out a piece of money to the boy, who thanked him but excused himself from accepting it. Upon being pressed to receive it he said it was a boy scout rule to never accept pay for service. We have often wondered why there has not been a leader big enough to start the Boy Scout movement in Bremen. There is room here for the organization. TAX PUBLICITY. Under the clamor of demagogues, the names, addresses and amount of tax paid by income federal taxpayers is to be published. It was objected to this law that it would benefit only two classes of people, dealers in tax-exempt securities and dealers in fake stocks. The average citizen considers the amount of his income strictly his own private business to be held in confidence by government tax collectors. Published lists of income tax payers will expose individuals to annoyance and danger from fake stock and sure-thing investment peddlers. The new law will stimulate investments in tax-exempt securities to reduce income tax, collectable in interest on such holdings. Continuing tax-exempt securities will stimulate all manner of state and municipal improvement bonds, that will swell local taxes. The impetus cf all such federal legislation will be felt in every state, county, school and. road district. Fake stock dealers will grab lists of income tax payers as the most ready material for their sure-thin r schemes. The law will swell the labor of the reve- j nut? bureau and the rostefr-ee and the j public will pay a new croup of officials for the evils of vicious publicity. NEW MOTOR LAW, The state of New- York has just put into effect the most drastic .. law it ever had for the regulation of motor vehicle traffic, a law that is so framed that its advocates believe it will reduce accidents, prevent thefts and do away with the abuses arising out of making the pay of motor traffic officials depend upon the fines collected by them. Of the provisions of the law which appeal most strongly to owners of cars one provides a fine of ?100 or a sentence of sixty days in jail for any person who accepts the transfer of a motor vehicle without the certificate issued by the state tax commissioner lwung properly endorsed. Another provides that no village or town is permitted to employ traffic policemen whose pay depends upon the fines collected. All drivers of motor vehicles, as well as oporators of motorcycles, must obtain li-c-n?es before October BUSINESS IS CIVILIZATION. Certain types of politicians and colltge professors speak cf business both large and small in a sort of apologetic manner. Napoleon Bonaparte was a sort of progressive and advocated many advanced ideas but spoke contemptuously of the English people as "a nation of shop-keepers." Socialists, communists, European doctrinaires and Carl Marx theorists scattered all over our country and big cities express contempt for Big Business and business men. Tillers of the soil, skilled mechanics and common labors are all-important elements in a great nation of 110,000,000 people, but business men, organizers, managers, distributors, financiers, manufacturers are just as indispensible. Without the business man the hand worker would supply his own needs only, and would live from hand to mouth in a very primitive form of civilizaton one man barterng his work for another's. Without security and stability there would be no big business or little business, no banking or transportation systems no progress and no civilization. In a leading editorial, "Liberty" calls all business one gigantic system of co-cperation, national and international exchange and uniting of the world's energy and wealth to serve humanity. The contempt- of the radicals and doctorinaires for the business man is born of ignorance, no matter of what school of thought or political party. "THE GOOD OLD DAYS." When you hear an old-timer sigh for the days of his forefathers, smile quietly to yourself and think of this: The ancients got along without automobiles, soap, stoves, toothbrushes, window glass, breakfast foods, telephones without practically all of the things we consider the bare essentials of life. There never has been a time when life bettered itself so rapidly and, so consistently as now. New conveniences and new-comforts are continually being thought out and brought out for your benefit. So we say, were "the good old days" really good? In order to reap the advantages that are yours today, you must read the advertisements . They bring you the news of all the latest inventions and discoveries, that make work easier, your home life more pleasant and your clothing and food problems less difficult. They keep you well informed. Don't overlook the advantages that are yours. A HEAVY BURDEN. In past nine years, more than 100,-(500 permanent federal officials have been added to the rolls increasing-cost $195,501,000. Stat" omcial pavrous nave men in-, creased in numbers and cost so that; altoa-ether one cut of every twelve workers is a Government emplove. Additional laws enacted by Congress j r.nd state legislatures all increase taxes and take money away from the producing citizen. It has been the slogan of the last two presidents that government payrolls must be cut down in numbers. Pennsylvania, Illinois, Washington and Idaho have consolidated boards and commissions and materially cut their overhead. Every state in the union and every department of the federal government could probably trim at least 25 per cent off its overhead. Why not do it ? CHAUNCEY'S LESSON. Chauncey M. Depew has just celebrated his ninetieth birthday anniversary, and it is interesting to have him tell us therefore of the greatest lesson he has learned in his especially active span of years. He says he "has been impressed most by the realization that there is no limit to the possibility of human endeavors." That is worth pasting in a young man's hat. Everybody reads Enquirer want ads to Paris where, Homer continued her preparation for an operatic career. Her debut was made in 1S3 at Vichy, France, before one of the most critical audiences of Eurpoe. Last season she repeated her im- inense successes with the Chicago Civic Opera Association. She stands today as the embodiment of the highest American art in music. Casa Grande Ruins Are Centuries Old The Casa Grande reservation, oup of the twenty-nine national monuments established by Presidential proclamations, consists of 480 acres of land in south central Arizona at an altitude of 1,422 feet and is a typical spot of desert scenery, being level ground on the floor of the Gila valley, covered with a growth of mesquite, creosote and salt bush. The Casa Grande, or "Great House," is a dismantled p-rnnn of solid nitnho walls of a building which was at one time four stories in height. The standing walls are six feet thick at their base. The first recorded European to viit this section Avas Father Eu-Febio Francisco Kino, bulkier of the Tumacacori mission, who passed here in 1694 and wrote a description of the 1UJ"-, ii cut "cm Mtun in 1 1; iur n,,, than two nntH.Q There are manv ruins of other m-oliis! ni-ir- flwrll. inffs" Tl hjst0rv of the rise and fnll nf tjlp civiijz;ltion which built and in- II WEEKLY GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP. The most important thing to know-about the new political (third party) movement begun officially in Cleveland recently is not the membership and leadership, but what it intends, observes the South Bend Tribune. One plan in its platform is government ownership of railroads. " This proposition is more than just a partisan issue. It concerns the welfare of everybody. Would government ownership of railroads be a wise change, and if so would a majority be willing to tax this and succeeding generations for the money with which to buy them? Their purchase would, of course, mean the assumption by the people of an enormous debt, billions of dollars, all of which would have to be paid out of the earnings of the people. Would the gains accruing to the people hy reason of government ownership and operation compensate for the cost in taxes ? There is no assurance that any gain would be apparent and, government operation being more wasteful than private, the chances are operating deficits would have to be met out of the treasury or, in other words, out of the pockets of the people. The moment these great properties passed into the hands of the Federal government they would cease to pay taxes and that loss to the nation, states and municipalities would have to be made up by the remaining taxpayers. Whether freight rates for the farmers would be lower is a question that could not be answered until after the experiment, when it would be too late to revoke the decision. If people fear government ownership of railroads, they should be chary of giving aid and comfort to the Lafollette group. GLAD TO BE AN AMERICAN. In a recent extemporaneous speech, Owen D. Young, chairman of the board of the General Electric company and one of the three American members of the Dawes committee which recently rendered service to the Allied Reparations Commission, said : "My attitude is very much like the story of the negro who was walking very rapidly and w as stopped by someone who said to him, 'Mose, where are you going?"' He replied, 'I ain't goin nowhere. 1's been whar 1's goin' and now Im goin' home.' "The greatest pleasure which 1 have is in returning- home. Nobody can enjoy a sojourn of throe or four months in Europe with its difficulties and its problems, its suspicions and its distrusts, it promises for the future and its tin-eats, without coming back to the wholesome atmosphere of America pleased as never before that he was born an American and will be permitted to live and die an American." NOT THE TIME TO QUIT. Disinclination of able men of affairs to accept public office is one of the outstanding misfortunes of present-day politics. More strong men are needed, yet every day one, or more, is found putting aside opportunities when he could bring his experience and his talents into play for the public service. It is no less regrettable to find men retiring from office where they haw rendered honest service lecause they consider the times hopeless for the work that needs to be done for the good of the country. An outstanding instance of the latter situation is the refusal of Representative Jost of the Kansas City district of Missouri, to stand for reelection. In a letter to political Names Miss Lulu Cline On Registration Board ,,. T , - 0 ,. T, , Miss Lulu Chne of South Bend, , , , . ni. , daughter of Oliver Chne of Bremen ," , , T, and formerly a well known Bremen girl, was appointed last week by Gov. Emmett P. Branch to serve on the Indiana board of registration ami examination of nurses. She was appointed April 1 to fill an unexpired term. It was announced that the governor, in considering the appointment for the' full term, made diligent inquiry and received such excellent reports on Miss Cline that ho had no trouble in making the choice. Miss Cline went to South Bend from Bremen several years ago and took a course in nursing at Epworth hospital, graduating from that institution in 1912. The excellence of her work as a nurse resulted in her appointment as supervisor of school nurses by the South Bend board of education in 1920, which position she still holds. Wants To See "That Old Gang of. Mine" Charles Macomber, a resident of Bremen many years ago, will arrive in Bremen tomorrow from his home at Spokane, Wash., for a visit with old friends. He was a school boy in Bremen under the tutelage of Henry H. Miller, and the members of the classes of those years, who went to school to Mr Miller, will hold a reunion at the park Tuesday afternoon in honor of their guest, Mr. Macomber. All those who ever went to school under Mr. Miller are invited. Former Bremen Man To 1C JH IVitUlU X lUgldlll George E. Nearpass, formerly of Bremen but known now as tne, whistling oraKeman oi me i'ennsj i- vania lines," will broadcast from the. Pears Roebuck station, WI.S, at ! o- clock p. m. Friday, Aug. 1. He will give his version of a trip on the ; "Pumpkin Vine Limited" from Logan- spe-it to Butler, his old run, giving' imitations of farm animal-, birds, etc.! Xcarnass w ill be remembered by the ! older set in Brenvii . His father at one time published the Bremen Standard. Louise Homer, Contralto, Coming to Winona Lake Winona Assembly has entertained many famous artists in the past thirty years, but it seems that this season will out-do all previous ones, for already a number of world-famed artists have appeared before large audiences and the assembly now announces the coming of the world-famed contralto, Louise Homer, who will be heard at the ill iam A. Sun-clay Tabernacle, Wednesday evening, August 6, at 8.15 oclock. The election of Louise Homer as one of the twelve greatest American j women living by the National As-1 sociation . of Woman voters last spring- marked a climax in the honors which the American public has heaped on this great American Singer. Mine. Homer was chosen for this dis- f ! : j j j THURSDAY, JULY 21 "LAWFUL LARCENY." An Allan Dawn Paramount Picture with Nita Naldi, Lew Cody, Hope Hampton, Conrad Nagel and Gilda Grey, taken from the stage play of the same name. ALSO LARRY SEMON COMEDY. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JULY 23-2( "THE SILENT PARTNER" A Paramount Picture with Lcatrice Joy and Owen Moore Based on the Saturday Evening Post Story by Maximilian Foster. A story of life's drama as it's played every day. . ALSO COMEDY. SUNDAY, JULY 27 "THE GUILTY ONE." A Paramount Picture with Agnes Aycrs. A fine love mystery drama adapted from the popular stage play by the same name. ALSO COMEDY. THURSDAY, JULY 31 "THE MAN OF THE FOREST." Basel on the story by Zano G-ry the greatest of out of door writers. A massive tale of love and adventure. ALSO COMEDY.

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