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The Bremen Enquirer from Bremen, Indiana · Page 6

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THE BREMEN ENQUIRER, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1924. SIX t ZDbe Bremen inquirer "A GOOD PArER IN A GOOD TOWN" SvV, yyy - - INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS IJsetfel Published Everv Thursday By THE ENQUIRER PUBLISHING COMPANY BREMEN, INDIANA A Combination of Fun, Facts and Foolosophy S. M. Gorrell, Owner James K. Gorrell, Editor and Publisher Protect The School Children Subscription Price ; Entered at the Postoffice at Bremen, More Laws Blake More Crimes. One of the most discussed topics at the meeting of the American Bar Association at Philadelphia last month was the increase in crime and the laxity in law enforcement. The dockets are crowded as never before, it was said, and emphasis was laid upon the great number of offenses which are coming into the courts. If the distinguished lawyers who discussed the increase in crime had in mind murders, banditry and other offenses against society which unmistakably fall within the criminal category, their point may be well taken. If, however, they based their conclusions merely on police court records, their assertions with respect to the increase in crime must be accepted only with reservations. Before it can be said that there has been an increase in crime on the evidence of arrests or even convictions it must be determined just what constitutes a crime. Is it a crime to make cider with more than one-half of one per cent of alcoholic content? Is it crime to park an automobile lor thirty-one minutes where the legal time limit is thirty min xgamst i BY DR. W. J. SCIIOLES A 'Healthy child will usually get plenty of exercise and have a good appetite. It is up to those Who are responsible for the child's welfare to see that it gets plenty of rest, has a proper diet, and is suitably clothed according to the season and the weather. Habits that are likely to result in either spreading or contracting disease should be corrected. In this respect it is important to remember that much disease gains entrance to the system through the mouth. The prevention of disease as far as possible, and the detection and removal of all such defects as may handicap the child in its ability to learn, and later to work, are very important matters deserving serious consideration at tho school age. Those are amongst the many problems that come with September and the opening of the schools. Vary In Precaution. Different communities vary con siderably in 'the amount of precaution that is taken to prevent the occurence and spread of disease among the school children. The result is that the amount of preventable disease occurring among the pupils of different schools shows considerable variation. Aside from the ordinary measures of hygiene that are practiced more or less widely, certain specific disease preventive measures have been instituted in many schools. These measures generally consist in rendering the individual pupil immune to certain infectious diseases. And, in overcoming conditions that favor the development of others. Diphtheria is a dangerous disease that occurs too frequently among school children. It causes too many deaths each year in spite of the fact that it can now be classed among the preventable diseases. Not only can diphtheria be pre vented, but it ' is also possible to determine susceptibility by means of" the Schick test, a harmless procedure causing no inconvenience. The Schick test is carried out by injecting a small amount of diphtheria toxin into the skin of the forearm. Within a day or two a utes? What is a crime, anyway? The many legal actions which clutter up the dockets of the justice's courts, as well as the higher courts, could easily give rise to the belief that we are suffering from a crime wave even here in our own peaceful law-abiding community, if one did not stop to consider the nature of the "crimes" committed. There are too many men of small minds in the country hunting for "crime" for the fees it brings them and the prestige it creates with the law and order vote. Let one of these snoopers catch a picknicker with a bottle of home-made wine in his car and he creates a criminal on two or three counts. Let an unfortunate fisherman land a blue gill instead of a buffalo sunfish, or let his 10 inch bass shrink to 0 from the water to the shore and a game warden creates another dangerous criminal. Let a zealous traffic cop catch a driver in some infraction of the thousand and one different traffic rules which every town and state promulgates and we have another bad an an facing justice. That such a situation should exist should be a matter of concern to the public. The dignity of law and its enforcement is frustrated when the criminal law of the land and crime become eo remotely related. The horror of crime can only be effective when it is sharply and unmistakably defined. The moanent there becomes a border line of doubt and a border line of legal definitions of crimes which are not supported as such by public opinion there is a breaking down of moral resistance to those things which actually menace society. Is it any wonder that an orgy of law making and an army of petty officials have created universal disrespect of law and law enforcement? And that real criminals witnessing the tolerance with which public opinion regards minor infractions of law concludes that all law is a joke, and that major infractions of law can be committed with impunity ? . Disease slight redness and swelling appear at the point of injection if susceptibility exists. In 'those who are not so readily susceptible, nothing happens. The susceptible can be made resistant, or immune, to diphtheria by the administration of toxin-antitoxin.. Iodine For Goiter. In those regions where the drinking water and the food are deficient in iodine some degree of goiter occurs among a large number of the people, particularly children. Its frequency of occurrence can be considerably lessened by the scientific administration of small amounts of iodine, as prescribed by the physician or school authority.. Regular medical inspections of tha school children are carried out in an increasing number of communities and offer much protection against the wholesale exposure of large numbers to dangerous contagious diseases. Such inspections also make possible the early detection and removal of many defects that may retard the child's progress.. The sooner defective eyesight, adenoids, diseased tonsils, bad teeth, faulty posture and constitutional disturbance are detected and remedied, the better it will be for both the health and the education of the child. Vaccination against small-pox continues to be strongly advisable even though it may not be compulsory. The number of severe cases and the high death rate among the un-vac-cinated in some of the recent epidemics occurring dn the western states and in Windsor, Ontario, leaves little doubt as to the value of effective vaccination as a preventive. It is foolish for parents to object to having , their children protected against small-pox,, which has produced as many as one death in each three cases occurring among the unprotected in some of the outbreaks of recent years. Modern vaccination is clean and safe, and is the only thing that prevents small-pox. Many communities have caried out some or all of these measures with excellent results The means of disease prevention that are accepted throughout, the scientific world should have a more widespread application in the schools. MERSMAN Dining and Library Tables are a fine example of the policy referred to. You will like them because they DO give complete satisfaction and because they are very beautiful i n design and finish. Also, they are priced moderately M0 Items of Interest Reproduced from the Files of the Enquirer After the Lapse of a Generation. The Crescents demonstrated to their patrons Sunday that they are made of the right stuff, and able to cope with stronger teams. There was some speculation as to the relative strength of Greys and Crescents prior to the game, with a majority of the' fans favoring the visitors. But the "kids" surprised them all, and went after their opponents with the same determination that they have shown in all their games played. Bremen won by 5 to 1. Edward Henry and Clayton Huff have put down new cement walks this week. Theo. Fonader has purchased a lot on Sunnyside and will erect a handsome new home. Edward Kiefer has accepted a-position in the dry goods department of Dietrich & Co. A telegram from Ernest Schilt at Cambeil, Calif., states that Miss Rose Young was married last week to Mr. Ned Brown. Homer Ringle is clerk at the B. & O. Oliver Beyler, Chester Gregg, Charles Zellers and Arthur Heim will leave Saturday for Lafayette, 1 1 i t V 1 U 1 1 V, J 11 111 11 V. 1-1- 1 1U bUV JL. U 1 VI l- . college this winter. The Sunday school of the Congregational church had a delightful picnic at the Lake of the Woods on Tuesday. The young people and children enjoyed "themselves in boating, fishing, and dabbling in the water. There were 77 present, and all conceded it to be a great success and thoroughly enjoyable. Business will begin in the town schools next Monday. Miss Laura Boss and her "babies" will use the Seiler building again this year. The sixth and seventh rooms, being less crowded than usual, will be consolidated, which wall make room enough in the old school building for another term. Otto Walter, Clayton Huff and O. C. Voegeli went to South Bend today to see the ball game with Fort Wayne. Some young Americans from La-paz beat their wray to Bremen on a train, Sunday, and spent the afternoon in a boisterous and noisy manner. They got so busy exhibiting their smartness that they missed the train, and were compelled to make the distance to Lapaz on "Shank's horses." C. D. Volkman, of Nappanee, passed through town this morning en route to the St. Louis exposition. He is making the trip alone by automobile. t Harmon Knobloch, Otto Fries, G. WJ. Huff and Jacob Carbiener are at South Bend today in attendance at the Democratic congressional convention. BOY, PAGE MR. BRYAN. Rochester Daily News. The old-time Uncle Tom show used to attract spectators by advertising "Two Topsies Two." The Rev. Mr. O'Farrell, of Butte, Montana, achieved fame and got on the front pages by taking a monkey on the pulpit with him yesterday when he preached in his home town on "The Soul That's In It." He got almost as much free publicity as a movie star gets from shooting a millionaire, but there's no occasion to raise such a furore over the Rev. O'Farrell's antics, or the monkey's. This was not the first monkey to occupy a place on the pulpit, and it won't be the last. And besides, there were two of them. S mil lii Charlie Says- When were yoinjrf V can play vrevc got t work eo's we woaH have t v,rorl:. wlieix weVa old-and caiit play $2 a Year, In Advance Indiana, as second class mail matter. bathing beach to teach one why the "so - called human race." Conducted, Concocted and q Y l jn Confiscated CA J V. C. 0 WE WONDER. The flags were out for Labor Day. "Wonder what makes this flag pole lean?" we asked Tom Walter. "Dunno," says Tom. "If I did, I'd take some of it myself." NOW YOU TELL ONE. The ideal man lives in Muncie, de clares one of our customers after a visit to that town. When he (the Muncie man) wants his wife to, get up and build the fire he doesn't bel lov out, "Here, you, time to pile out and light a match." But he poeti cally says, "The sun is peeping over the hills. Arise beloved, it is morn. i- 3 fi A PAIR OF CHAMPIONS. Tomorrow's observance of Defense Day has caused the soldiers, young and old, to recall many stories of service days. One of the favorites of the old fellows is based on the fact that furloughs wrere especially difficult to obtain when the Union army was in front of Petersburg, Virginia, during the Civil War. But a certain Irishman wTas resolved to get a furlough in spite of the ban He W-ent to the colonel's tent, and was permitted to enter. He saluted, and delivered himself thus: "Colonel, I've come to ax you to allow me the pleasure of a fur lough for a visit home. I've been in the field now three years an' never home, yet to see me family. A' I just had a letter from me wife wantin' av me to come home to see her an' the children." The colonel shook his head decis ively,. "No, Mike," he . replied. "I'm sorry, but to tell the truth, I don't think you ought to go home. I've just had a letter from your wife myself. She doesn't want you to come home. She Writes me that you'd only get drunk, and disgrace her and the children. So you'd better stay right here until your term' of service expires." "All 'right, sir," Mike answered, quite cheerfully. He saluted and went to the door of the tent. The.t he faced about. "Colonel dear," he inquired in a wheedling voice, "would ye be after pardonin' me for a brief remark jist at this toime?" "Yes, certainly," the officer assented.. "Ye won't get mad and put me in the guard house for freehr me mind, so to speak?" "No,. indeed! Say what you wish to.". "Well, thin, Colonel darlint, I'm afther thinkin' thar are at the pris-iht moment in this tint two of the biggest liars in all the Army of the Potomic, an' sure I'm one av thim I have no wife." We note by a down-state paper that rain spoiled the Sprinkle family reunion the other day. MR. DAVIS GETS A SHOCK. Logansport Pharos-Tribune "Tell us something," a voice in the audience chied. "I have just been told something myself," Davis replied. "I have been told here that I am to be the next president." A wave of applause swept the crowd. "We will give you 24 electrical votes in this state," an admirer shouted. Very likely that's a mistake. The printer probably meant volts. 5f 5" Doc Balmer is looking for someone to be the beneficiary of his bonus insurance policy. So far the quest has been fruitless. Doc insists that the lucky person must be a young woman, easy to look at and a good cook. We suggest that Doc do a little advertising ,in the matrimonial papers. J JJp We have it on good authority and it sounds reasonable. So we believe it that the Chicago flapper's name for a baby carriage is "Blunderbus." S AND NOW IN CLOSING We ask you to remember that these girls may have their faults, but at least you can't accuse them of being effeminate. Sfi 9 Sfi JAEL. The Israelites were charging which is nothing very new; This day they charged the Midianites and knocked them into stew. The O. C. saw the charging and said "I've got to run Or the Jewish boys '11 finish me for the war I've just begun." So he gathered up his whiskers and he doffed his tin can shirt And belted up his flowing robe O boy! he hit the dirt. In less than fifteen minutes he had travelled forty miles A-leaping and a-hopping over forty thusand stiles. With arrow in his raven locks and fox tail in his hair ' , He stumbled on a residence where dwelt a lady fair. He said, "Fair maid, excuse me, for appearing so to you My army has v been lately knocked by Jewry into goo. Can you find for me a hiding place where I can stay the day?" The lady blushed and buried him in half a bale of hay. Unluckily the fugitive asked not the lady's name If he had, this story's ending would not have been the same. She was known to friends and neighbors by the funny name of Jael It rhymes, dear friends, unhappily with the place that makes us pale. Now a girlie with a name like that must surely do her share By every means within her power to help to clear the air Of a gent who prodded Israeli ties with javelines and spears. In those days ladies carried purses made of parts of men thing's ears. Her sloe black eye was full of wrath and her heart was full of gore She promised if she hit him once he'd not come back for more. She cast about for something with which to do the deed, Her rolling pin she'd broken on the head of her wild steed. The knife with which she cut her well-known make of bread Had snapped off in a lion's skull. She used a nail instead To trim her nails, to stir her tea, to whittle wood for fuel Some nail, you'll say, full two feet long, fit weapon for a duel. She Whetted it, she petted it, and rolling back the hay She whacked it with a hanvmer through the gent's skull as he lay. She whacked it through the floor boards, she whacked it through the joist And when she'd nailed him safely she wiped her forehead moist.. Then hollered to the Israelites to tell her patriot act And they all came back a running and together made a pact That all down , through the ages should eternally resound The tale which told the story of the lady who could pound And clinch to earth an enemy with a handy wire nail. It puzzles us quite deeply, though, how Jael kept out of jail. A. J. R. ? Not for many moons has a contribution gladdened our heart as did this bit of Biblical history from A. J. R., living now in Manitoba. Other long distance contributors are advised to look to their laurels with A. J. R. back on the job again, so to speak. They Still Fall. "You seem husky enough," remarked the housewife coldly when the bedraggled specimen of humanity presented itself at the door in quest of a meal. "You should be at work." "Appearances are deceitful, madam" replied the gentlemanly tramp bowing gallantly. "Might I add that you seem beautiful and charming enough to be in the motion pictures, yet evidently you prefer the simple life." After dining heartily he left. They say women have no sense of humor, but after giving their husbands the once-over you are bound to admit most of them don't mind taking a joke. A Business Policy That Pays You and Us Almost A Libel On R. L. S. Thrills and surprises by the score awaited the daily leader of the Leopold-Loeb trial stories in the daily papers. But for those whose taste for reading is not satisfied entirely by that type of literature, there was an extra surprise in a condemnatory reference made by State's Attorney Crowe to "Kidnapped," the well known Stevenson romance. "Mr. Crowe offered the volume 'Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson, as an exhibit," says the record of the proceedings. " 'Do you wish to read it?' asked Mr. Darrow. .'It did not make the same impression on me as en some others, thank heaven, " said Mr. Crowe. The state's attorney seemed to wish to imply that this fine old tale of the eighteenth century had met with his sincere and hearty disapproval. He seemed to wish to imply that it had had a depraving influence on the mind of Leopold. And we who have sat up into the small hours with Tusitala, and have handed "Kidnapped" and "Treasure Island" and the rest of those fine stories to our children to read we resent the implication, for we know how absurd it is. If all of Leopold's early mental pabulum had been as harmless and as wholesome as "Kidnapped," his mind might be less twisted in its conceptions of things and he might now be less scandalously notorious. The story must have been selected by the prosecutor because of its title, and for no other reason. Not even the ultrasensitive moralist has ever voiced disproval of the immortal R. L. S. And the book in question contains nothing that could be offensive to anyone. It is a tale of a young Scotchman, heir to a large estate, who is carried oft, at the instigation of a rascally, uncle, in a foreign-bound brig which is wrecked on the Ross of Mull. The hero makes his way across Scotland, meeting adventures of many kinds and involving himself unknowingly in political intrigue. But it is so clean a tale that it has been chosen as a j-taJard book for use in school and college literary courses. "Kidnapped" is clean reading and wholesome everything is which Stevenson has left us. And when Mr. Crowe sought to leave the impression that it is a dangerous and harmful book, he showed that he is not well informed in the matter. As merchants we believe that the furniture we sell must give you complete satisfaction this year, next year, and ten years hence. We are tremendously earnest in our endeavor to combine lasting quality with attractive designs. -This policy brings customers and holds customers to us. So you see, by serving you well we are building a permanent place for ourselves. HUFFS 'The Home of Unusual Furniture." We see by the papers that a New York broker has bought a newspaper. Pretty soon he'll find out that there's a big difference between a being a broker and being broke. There are many close finish contests, but it is well to remember that it takes a train only a fraction of a second to win a decision over an auto at the crossing. If the bridegroom dances divinely and has a Valentino shine on his hair it's a pretty good guess they will make their home for the present with the bride's parents. Wise old Ben Franklin said: "Don't spend all you make." But the jazz version of today seems to be: "Don't make all you spend." One of the greatest troubles about being a man is that is takes so much longer to shave than it does to smear on a little powder. Th nothing like a day at the lamented B. L. T. u:-el to call it the

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