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THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1933. THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWSfWcciia to g!re less ie-j, daily ai Tfi News 1-7 h .M.r.t. N.. 33 ani 32 We: vv.r n street. Tert)- K..ey 741. E5r4 as -::. 1-e:a ir. t - tr at :r rs?f at I- ! - erci:. Ir.t. Kr.ir .Act of March X 1873, nxw Torjc crr.:r-::o .t :i fawt Ca A. Carroll. F.pr-s-r :untt. CHICAGO CrTICX H3 V, U-chuaa A. J. Z. Lets Fprn:u. vajh:n"OTCN' f.rp.iAw a:: B-uiii-g. Jarr.-a P. H :rrliT. Ccrreri-er-ifit. mil e'3.ir:::rr:cN ratxs. j.Xr.1 i. Co-.V-s e-a. C g ft i -. i . i ; ' 1 t : 3 r- a: ?... ..... - t i a w Tsr rnlii... 3 II 1 to 4 5-3 t t r-'--'. 4 1 3 T1 C.- yar ,., 1 V) 9 0-j 00 Ki'.m i. c:i-.tT sects upon ars.:;at.:a. nun a:. ErrrtoNS hoc a tsar. Ti.e riral ;,". s-3 I Kaii er.ly to rural r.e- Tij N i not lfiro-ia ir or c.-r;-. aiZMBra CF THX A.C50CIATX3 PF..Z.JS. t.::l t3 ui f' r rp--l. t.oa U iJ5Kii crei.-.trl to si or noi c'. .v.r'-s crwi. '.i tn ti: catr r.i la to t. lcI Th.e tu::r.e?i, academi-:, ersmeerin;. larm. financial ani other kaders suc-cessiYtiy arp-artnj befcre the aen- a'. fl.-.r.ce committee to gr.e their r:tt ai; w hai the lei'rsi g:vern-rjr.t cn do to help tujir.e-s have cff?red seme lr.t erecting testimony, tut r.o p!ars upon hich there is sub-atar.tial agr-emT.t. M-st cf them are experts rt prenting large sroup. ar.d al.--.t without xc.pion they t crUy a remarkable grap cf r.T. phase cf th problem. Their testimony u perhaps the most important symposium cm the rib.ot yet recorded. Eut by the fact cf their faii-t-re to they tend to add to ccn- A li-ar.in? toward s:me cccciusion ef special L'.tere-t has, however. Jus- tified some rer.cctlcn. The great SUesttori as tT what f f.'-rt an adjust-meni cf priv-t' d?bts. including mortgs5. will have, has teen dis-".!. -d by cr"d:-?rs u it'l u debtors. Apparently the de iters realire the al d.'y cf their ct-ligatlona. but hope t-r trrrr.p id-u'tmffit !n w :h the r.u-u'.iion ef th- dvisr in p-or-! the effect ef his words will be set I thas'rg pn,er while cr-d'rs p-:ntUn to pchticat caution cn the eve ! cut thnthe rtlu? cf extract cbli- 1 of an election. The foreign relations I smrrs U crimariiy Involved. One i departments cf ether gemmer.ts Ui ! Insuranrt -f-rrpir.y executive howed that it ti.rcrC0C.CCO in farm and city hojr.e mgagea htli by his r"tn-piry afrct-d in a-me may H per ctr.t. cf the cur.try'i pp":lation. Obvtou.'? this reU'.isn can nH be Hihtly trr'rd. The ecu -try a foreign detu l.ae te-a t'.a.T.rd for prier.t corditi"ru by j if.r.e f :r.r. ul and etprt, trat thy cj not ajr-e on an a.fjus.ment. Many hive tlrr i th" gli itA.-.dard. tut r.cne h efferrd a rr.ethtxl ef easing the country cf f this standard aithout r,i.n? a d-brrnt ef mr-reoy praiS to that in cthr coun-t; ah.ch ould Iave r.o ecmpara-tv, irr.rr.rr.cr.t in the American posiii-.n. Ixr.j-iange views call fcrr taricti rofthois cf storing th country's rt sourcrs rgslnst future depree-: b-:t thre is no a ay. to bird r.f a :mir.:-trtir.s. Taxation re-ductit'n Is one r.x he'p. but it ean r. t 1 exerted if the federal treasury is to he emptied by em rgency loans to ?tat". citirs and tus:ne cr-far.Ltati-'ns. 1h one general conclu-aion so far sugscsted by the tcsttmor-y Is that the country cart continue courageously to mt the more press irg e:n?rg?ncy derrar.da as they arl'e an 1 prr i'a faith in its ability to rerin th t us.ns voh;me that its resources J try. Any cc c! musicians a ho have hrcorre st?.rtm"n or ttates-cn who have become musicians -will arccrd a prominent phtce to Pad-erewski, who tk time off fro-m his work as a planet ar.d rorr.jvwr to rve a premier cf Poland, and an important fic;.vr v. international af fairs. Char lea Gates Dae cn pvM a eprueiy number for vulm exiled -Me!.!.' and Friu Krtu-ler IncludM it in his repertory f"r an American tonr. The fact that this number ws plajed wherever General Dawes went, however, eften 11 him to re-t'rk that he was rry 1 ever had dabbled i'l composition. New comes William H. Woodtn. fhcn by Presi- clTt-el.-vt Kooaeveii to be secretary cf th treasury, a the r.ewe.t entrant in tha l-st of statesmen who are musicians. Mr. Woodm plajs the c-lar in bed. anl that hjul iear him to the resident of the Hawaiian Ulanda. I where th steel g'liiar Is almost as I jvpu'ar a the ahredied wheat skirt. Mr. V.-'ocdina contact with music doe h"t stop with th guitar. Within the last year or tw he ha branched out as a composer of syst phonic. Th fplanativTn is made, tn this cotmeo-lion, that he does only the theme, and hs somebody ei.e wcr'c cut the ar- wr.;rn.f -.era. That, ci C0U.-5. U the mark cf a gxxl exeou - tl.iJ or: pirate an idea and have s-r-.fh-.tr else carry ts Snt effect. Mr. Wocvim.'s -Oriental Suite- hasjtird for Indian. For a time the been played by the Berlin Fhilhar- mor.ic Crthesrra, and Us: month the Manhattan Symphony Orchestra rliyed a group cf his number, Including -Chines Magto." The Un-kr.ow-n So!dr." "Souvenir d Mor.t-m art re' and "Tartar Dance." This group ha something cf an totem- j tionsl flavor, and it ts possible that after th? new administration f -ts ur-drr way the President may request his secretary cf the treasury t3 suppress -Chine? Magic" until China's troubles with Japan are settled. Such composition might be regarded as unfriendly in Tokio diplomatic cir- j ties, especially at a time w hen most cf th sms to be controlled by i the Japan?? military machine. As a pv--t cf the American government, Mr. attention to Montmartre and fceTar - tars and think us musical thirds ap-!or propria: to the country he will serve. It seems harp? circumstance that the cabinet will include s-rmcbody who can work cut a r.fw administration theme song In caJ-e Mr. Roosevelt tire cf "Happy Days Are Here A n n lei: ox disarm amest The declaration cf Adolf Hitler that G-man y wa disarmed by the Ver sallies treaty "in order that cihr peoples rr.irht te p UcM tn poerlicn to disarm" u the crux cf his statement on the diaannament rp-estion. If he really bltes that Great Britain. France. Italy and other nations par-ti-ipatlr.j. in the ' Versailles negotiations insL!d on diEirmin? Germany so that they wculd have an example cf a populous and self-reliant country without means of military defense to hold up at a reason in ple.dins with their ct. peccls to apprc-ve djrma-ment. he U s;r.gu-uly unfamilar ith the actualities cf .the1 Eurcp-.n struggle for dominati'jii.. A more luc;y explanation I that Ids speech is s vote-catchinj device dsslgnH to help his fortunes at the election next month. Germany will be clad to disarm r.difacUcn F suddenly unite on Uie give up all thought of armao:nt r.e asserted. If other countries ft'U do the same thing. As a ri;?stion for the achievement cf perp.tual world pce by d-jarmament. the proposal ranks with the Soviet motion in the league armament conference, when the delegate declared his country for disarmament although it was at that time maintaining the largest regular army in the world. Any nation could, with affected grace, take the same position. Hitler further obiwrved that Germany ran net be indifferent to large disorepancie between the admitted and actual strength cf neighboring countries. He appealed to the embers cf militarism smoldering in many Oerrr.ans when he su;?ested that some of their r.e:?hbors have much more military strength than the official statistics indicate. The conflirt in hardly feel that Hitler' asserted txsi- ttoo adds greatly to international en-2ighnmT.t. THE C Ani SET The rabinet selection unofficlalty indicated as the choice cf the President- tendencit'a in the deliberations of Rooeevlt and his coterie of advisers. The cabinet alii, without question, be personal rather than political. It is net an t:pper council of th Democratic party, but Ro-owvelt's personal executive committee. Its eorrrroition indicates that the surveys made by the Rorweve'.t forces during the months ghvtt the election have ten directed by a djire to surround the new President with departmental heads fitting easily Into the middls background cf the picture. There is htt'e likelihood that the President will have any trcu-bi holding any 'of his .selections in check. This impression is gained by considering not the person dw-.igr.ated in unofficial announcement as members of the new cabinet, but thoe off the list The party strength was mar- shaled at Chicago In the contest for the nomination for President. Among thrwe whc.se claims to preference were consid-red were Alfred E. Smith, Newton D. Baker, Owen D. Young, Mclvin A. Tmylor and Albert C. P.itehie. Nt. of these is in the new cabinet. Nor is there any mention cf James M. Cox or John W. Davis, both cf a horn carried the party banner in a national campaign. The report that Senator Carter Glass, a strong advocate cf sound money, declined the treasury pwrt. is interesting in this connection. The selection cf a cabinet is, how- ever, the duty of the man who must work with it as President, and ts net regarded necessarily a mobilization of party leader for the purpose cf keeping the full strength of It power before the people. The choice cf senator insures a considerable element of experience, thcugh it may weaken the administration lcgiiUtive resources. The consensus cf the country will be, as nearly always in such choices, that the new President has exercised hi prerogative to el-t an official family with which he feels he ran work in complete harmony. In general, the ehciee that satisfied him satisfies the country and if there is anv ob'ecti.in it w til come from members cf his party who fr f.oti-r.ai reasons may be- j;ete tl at at.e men were o-erioosed or d:d r.:t ferl that the situation invited full exfrci. cf their talents. .4v .jLVi Finn j state where the rinnu wasj adopted as the state flower anything! lr - y happen. Therefore there ts un- (fasir.es and f peculation relative to the eventual selection cf an official car-) diral cr redhird was making a lone r.iht fcr this honor. bt scr body uttered an c;.r:--.t trihu'e to the bluebird -sytr.1 cf fcaprlr.es, -1 f ef h. rf5;,crT cf m.ordj cfi and th redttrd lest ea,te. If th T?t mere glorious prepress in the life' legislature means to continue the j f . t,., countrT- .e cor-Democratic them? axig of Un fall j ,v r,.. ! ar.4 insist that "Harry Days Are Here Again." the blue-bird's r '.a tier. rip to happiness might r-revile it strong support but there are ether Democrats who be..evt to sticking cloacr to the t n. That document adeptrd the .. rrxwter in the attitude of crowing as the party's em Men and there is a partisan feeling that the rooster should be made the state bird. The cuckoo bloc Cites the esvlous i apprcpriateress cf such a tird. par- J ticuUriy at this time, while others who J have a mournful feeling are leaning ln the direction cf the whirpoorwill the dove. Even the buzzard has seme supporters but the moierr.er.t to enlist aid for. the woodpecker is opposed ca the theory that Indiana already has more knockers than are needed. As a great many cilicer.s are nervous about the future, the proposal that the humming bird get seme attention Is net Lkcly to find much favor. It is a charming creature but at the same time air.:', as elusive as a dividend. Starlings and English sparrows are opposed by the ICO per cent- American demand and while the oriole is & far- cri'rf bird a fifht cn him has been started because he has a yellow streak. A good deal cf attention has been given to the owl. Eijnifjing wisdom. 0"ls frequently are mounted behind j the chairs occupied by Judges in ccurt rooms b-.t it would be impossible for the lawyers in the legislature to ajree cn anything cc-nnected with courts, so the cwl is not likely to get anywhere officially. There are rumors in bird circles that the Jaybird is & radical, that the kingfisher . violates the fish and game laws and that the 1 robin lacks personality. The various w -. c :s try badly r.eedta in the moment. Indiana at THE 1SFLATIOS MOV EM EST The radical inflationists, who would flood the country with cheap money ar.d undermine the public credit, fail to give due "weight to the natural, controlled inflation brought about by the federal loin policy. The Hoover administration devised the plan cf mobilizing the nation's credit by forming the reconstruction finance corporation and by otherwise using the money of all the people to stimulate business in key and basic lines, notably agriculture. The Roosevelt administration has given every indication cf continuing the policy. It is aeil established and it la reasonable if kept within proper bounds and under firm control. kn 10 rs:rels lo Iarm finaacir- crganJations, to tanks, to farra -operatives, to the city home adjustment scheme when a channel of application is opened, to self -liquidating public improvement projects, and the proposed export and similar loans, all constitute inflation of cr.e kind or another. They are made poAMble by use cf the federal credit, and federal credit is under the control cf the administration. It is this control feature upen which the people mill have to rely for assurance that there wCl be no over-extension cf the credit. Attention has been invited to the helpful tendency cf the time element in the ahele process. It is agreed that the general price level will have to be lifted, and that stability can be won cnly when this is done. The wear and tear on articles in general use by the people is creating a demand a hich. as soon as controlled Inflation engenders the necessary confidence, will be met by purchase. This point in the general experience will mark the turning of the tide. It is a wholesome and natural Inflation about which there nted be no anxiety. The uncertain factor is largely political. The country has so far had no trouble in aeUir.v its rn(M ar.d As. The oversubscription has been misleading, for it reflects not the actual demand, but bidding in the hope that the bidders will get a fair share cf the. allotment. If eager-ncs to make a quick and impressive public allowing dvX-s not carry the in-cemmf administration too far in public borrowing, it may be abie to sustain a controlled inflation until a certain prospect of rising prices brings Sn the natural Inflation. The virtue in this plan as compared with debasing the currency is that it can be regulated to a degree by the peo ple as buyers cf government pledjej j of indebtedness. A UEKtCA X AEVII1 YES Corner-stone laying ceremonies, with President Hoover participating, have been conducted in Washington for a government building designed to preserve and make available for exhibition this nation's most treasured archives. The experience cf other countries ha ben utilized, and it is believed the United States will have "the best national archives building in the world." Oeorge Washington originally acquired the building' site a part cf the tract for the national capital. The Archives built.::; will ! house the name and record cf every clutior.ary. Originals cf the Declaration cf Independence and of the Coiiititutirn. besides various Liter-state and ether governmental documents, will be guarded among national hii'crioal papers. Frtiident IIocer depicted the structure's significance: "Thus temple cf cur history will appropriately be one cf the most beautiful tuild- i tr.gs in America, an eipre.ion cf the American soul. It will be cr.e cf the ; most duratle. an expreiicn cf the American character. Devoutly the j ' nstion will rear that it miT enii-cre j Idcnt -tn the name cf the rrle cf the United States." Erection cf the tuili.rg, ad; coated i and deliberated since IP'S, is an in c;;ca. ?ri cf America's national ma- tur.ty. Preservation cf cultural relics has been attempted throughout his- tcry by we'i-ee titlished nations. It ' is tn line with the attainment by the; United States of its cultural inde-1 render.r. in literature art ar-d r-r:'- pride is felt In the hlrtcry-makir.g achievements that are the foundation stcr.es for the future. Such a rational attitude Is Terpens! Me for the expansion projects now urder way power plant, gigantic bridges, reforestation, air transport extension and International statesmanship. Advancement Sn education, religious understanding, cultural developments, scientific progress and political science should result in ether hlstory-mak- j ir.g documents worthy of preservation as American rchi-. A STATE POLICE FORCE If state administrative leaders are in earnest about a state police force. they can chUin valuable, informa tion from Pennsylvania. Massachusetts. New York. New Jersey and other eastern states, where state constabularies have functioned satisfactorily. They will learn that these forces are organized along military lines, that they are recruited chiefly from the ranks cf former service men and that they are nonpcliticah The fact that the merit system has been established in connection with virtually all cf the successful state police departments explains their efficiency and high standards cf morale. The men who wear the uniform know that they were chosen by reason of passing certain test and they know a lo that they will retain their positions while they behave themselves and remain efficient in the enforcement of the law. Such regulations have been responsible for a degree of satisfactory public service that compares favorably with that cf the famous Canadian Ncrtha-estern Mounted Police the force from which the idea came for all the state constabularies in this country. Indiana, never will have a satisfactory state police department while the personnel is chosen on a basis of political patronage with chance that the entire administrative and field forces will be discharged as frequently as an administration changes. There was no reason why the so-called state police in Indiana should have been a political machine under a Republican secretary pf state and no more reason why a Democratic official should use police appointments to build up an organization of his own. Only the establishment of a nonpartisan department can be regarded as a genuine effort to meet a real need. This will be a tough week-end for the legislators who feel that they must have some home excuse for supporting the tax on incomes and sales. The Lieutenant-Governor had the senate boost his pay more than $5,000 a year, showing that he ha confidence in the ability of the taxpayers to keep up with the procession. Japan is sending bombing planes ahead cf her troops, and the Chinese probably are trying to do business with a eteel hat maker. The state demanded leadership, but apparently did not take the trouble to specify the direction. Chile Feels Violent Tremors. Headline. Probably caused by the concerted sigh from the 590 deserving Democrat who failed to land a place In the cabinet. One Indiana city is considering holding no election this year, but allowing it officials to serve another term, a suggestion that will appeal to some candidates who thought they would run on their party economy record. Reciprocal trade pacts between the nations are being suggested, and will b negotiated when there is money in them. One county Judge ha already aiked a boost of $1,350 in the budget allowance for his court, an indication that the legislature's attitude toward economy pledges is not unique. Indiana day at the world fair Is to be July 13. giving the Independence day crators away. another chance right The selection of a Democratic city chairman Saturday will put a severe strain on the legislator who is trying to keep his finger in the home pie. The federal reserve board estimated that the gold in the world is worth $11,600,000,000, but said nothing about that being the amount cf this country's war loan. The tax base in Indiana is to be broad also thick. Our new dictator has compromised w-th hi principles. Senator Perkins. But when it came to his principals, senator, there was no compromise. Chile reports feehng violent tremors, but that' nothing to what our legislators are going to feel when they get heme. There is some disposition to believe that Governor McNutt is out to beat Sir Malcolm Campbell's speed record. It cghl to be the t&rk cf some enterprising reporter to find out what the cows think about that Wisconsin milk strike. Well, al! those nations who favor disarmament need to i is disarm. Meanwhile, the Irate taxpayer gtttmg irater and irater. It might .not be a bad idea to pass a till giving the public some cf the pcw?r that is being passed around. Chicago Hears "La Tosca." Head- Scunds as if am; her member the Cap-. re gang had broken loose. cf What with a wet and dry fight, a municipal campaign and the usual j edds and ends, it l-oks like a spring and summer ahead. busv HOOSIER HOMESPUN Conduion Ttiere is No k:ck la be:;. Leva net 0t men Poor dear Who have Floppy ears! Iranceica. Thumb Nails Through the magic of the cinema, we were transported t'other evening to the grandiloquent " and profligate days cf Nero, seeing The Sign cf the Cross." We listened to the music of the Roman fanfares and . Christian chants while lamentably sandwiched between two of the present-day populace rattling paper sacks in time to the crunch cf candied popcorn, and envied a tyrant's power to issue a Neronian edict making it a capital offense to lunch in places of public gathering . . . Again visited the old Lanier house at Madison, now' authentically refurnished, and shed a tear seeing the name of Architect Costiran on a silver plaque set in the stair newel post, being reminded cf the columned portico with flight cf stone steps flanked by valiant console-like buttresses and the Grecian cupola of Costigan's vanished Blind School In Indianapolis. Gone now and all but forgotten; another mark that may be chalked up against our postwar spasm and other things . . . Tls a not entirely unmixed pleasure to report the University park starling ne'er-do-wclls back again inconsiderable force these mild days. Jaques. Right here is a good place to repeat that all verse contributed to this column must be held to sixteen lines unless we take a notion to let in two or three lines extra and that all communications must be accompanied by the names and addresses of those who write them. And Helen of Troy of Huntington kindly make, a note of this identity business. . TheHomrspun Brigade (With apologies to Alfred Tennyson also to T. S. E. for exceeding the slxteen-line limit.) Forward. Homespun Brigade! Was there a soul dismayed? None knew the reason why. Yet they 'must write or die E'en though they blundered. Pens bristled everywhere. Bards flashed typewritera bare, Then soared they into air. Homespun six-hundred. Right into verse they broke. Boldly wrote pun and Joke. Nautht could their ardor juell Why does oura sound like well We've often wondered. When can their glory fade? Boy! What a hit they've made. Although they're never v'l Homespun aix-hundvd! Adrian J. Johnaton. Cortland. Stuff in this column is not protected by copyright, with the result that other publications can and do-lift a good many contributions. But it occurs to us that it would be no less than fair to give credit to the contributors,'- instead of changing their names. And this thing of pretending that a purloined verse was submitted originally to the column that uses it doesn't strike us as being exactly what the English call cricket. Why Is It? . Why is it, that after we spend a rotten evening at a party, we smile as we depart, and enthusiastically assure the hostess that we had a "grand time?" . . . That on a bitter cold day, every one we meet makes us twice as cold by commenting. "Boy, aint it cold today?" . . . That we wholeheartedly irwfst acquaintances call on us "Just any time" and then when they do. we are annoyed and secretly wonder why in the world . they didn't wait for an invitation? ... That when when we fall flat in a public place, a half dozen bystanders rush over and exclaim. "Oh, did you fall?" . . . Why is it? Mis-Fit. Colors Give me the red of yesterday a sunset The sray of yojr wonderful eyes; Give me the blue of s aalty ocean. Or the cloudlets azure skies. My silver I'll take from mother a hair The gold I'll find in her heart; A rose in pluck from your dimpled cheek. That could not be bought at a mart. Black. I'll choose from a stormy night Wild, and dark, and forlorn: Purple ril find Just the hue I want In the tush of the nest day's morn. The eye of an artist I do not profess To claim as a talent of mice. But a wonderful scene is revealed to. me In the creation of things divine! Charlemagne The Major's Portrait The family of the late Major Thad-deus P. Cannonball has decided to present an oil portrait to the new State Library while the roof is still open and a crane in position. 1 Si Ivlcpps. Speaking of Mustaches From the vantage point cf having Just talked "one off a conjugal upper lip, we should Judge by the recent rhapsody of Molasses on mustaches that she had never experienced domestic relationship with one. S. A. H. Nearly eery day a delegation from some Indiana school visits The News, and is shown ever the whole plant. A little private investigation on our part was undertaken to see which department inspires the greatest amount of wonder ani awe. Having tabulated our data, we are ready to announce that what the visiting hizh schoolers talk about most is riding on the elevators. Atr.tr Normal says he heard about a movement to transfer all cf the Democratic state chairman's powers to the Governor, and it sounds to him like robbing Peters to pay Paul. , T Scientists Baty is p:l.r.g chairs up t:sh To mate a lai-r to the sky; Sh warts to get the th:r.;.-.s coon. $;-. tl.ir.ks it Is a lest. t;:-.r.. Ar.d I- who ail God s sky can '-e. 7,'-j-i: 1 cl. r.b :r'" r..y s-re 's'r..:ry Ar.d every srir.'r.g s'.ar p-ll down To make rrv truths a g'.cw-wcrra crcn. E. D. M- Paoli. Many a prom. I turn.3 out to be a sap. S. E. THE VOICE OF CEmun4cation designed lor publication should ba addressed to the editor. Tbey must be accompanied by the nania and address of the writer so that idectlf ication previous to publication will b quickly possible if deemed desirable. The name of th writer will not be used if anonymity Is preferred.' All should be as brief as possible, not to exceed 300 words If an roused manuscript Is to be returned, a stamped and addressed envelope must be inclosed. Government Reorganisation To the Editor of The News: Nobody doubts the lofty motives of the sponsors of the state reorganization plan which under the present regime will probably prove a complete success; but with such immense powers la the hand of unscrupulous, egotistical, selfish and dishonest officers, the opportunity to plunder. oppress and build up a corrupt political machine and fortify themselves by doing away with primary elections and choosing public officers through political organizations, as is done now in choosing state officers, the danger is imminent and almost certain. The impetuosity with which this significant legislation became a law is not characteristic of genuine statesman ship, and if it leads to a wholesale dismissal of faithful and efficient public officers to pay political debts or build an effective machine It will prove disastrous and result in oppres sion and public scandal. Numerous instances could be cited in which ap point ive officers, both judicial and ex ecutive, and also commissions, have betrayed the people and such acts have been supported or ignored with stolid tyrannical indifference by the appointive power, with no possible relief for the suffering public. The experiment should never be tried without sufficient safeguards, such as an easy and . sure method of impeachment and trial in cases of treachery of public officers; or a reasonable system for recall. Without something of this kind to protect the public the system is bound some time to end In disaster, resulting in graft, extrava gance and maybe a loss of liberty. The- primary object of all government is to protect the people and Insure justice, and not to strengthen political parties. The political party is simply a vehicle to accomplish this re sult, and when it does not function in that manner its usefulness is over. Brooklyn, Ind. R. M. DEWEES. Scouts Overproduction Theory To the Editor of The News: In spite of the tragedy of the situa tion, it is amusing to read some of the methods of solution of the de pression. One writer advocated the government's floating another debt to obtain money to buy manufactured goods and food to be destroyed, assum ing that overproduction is our trouble. I would ask. Does every one in this country have too much food? Thousands of families of five or more are living on $3 worth of groceries a week, bought by the township at prices one-third higher than current cash prices. Too many clothes and shoes? Thousands are in rags. Every day I see little children out in the cold, inadequately clothed. Too many automobiles? Many who have to have them in their business are getting along with Junkers that shouldn't be on the road. Too many: sanitary homes? There never has been enough of these, and now thousands have been ejected from auch as they had homes - that they had already paid more on than they are worth today. There are workers, skilled and other-wise, that are now living in shacks constructed 'from material gathered from dumps, in barns, garages, or wherever they can find shelter, and are getting water from streams or wherever they can. No, there is plenty of demand for all our products, at home and abroad. This is simply a man-made money famine, w-hich can be overcome by proper legislation and co-operation. It - remains to be seen whether our legislators and rulers are wise enough to work out a solution to all this or will leave it to the masses to overcome by brute force. ANOTHER READER. Old Age Pensions To the Editor of The News: I was greatly amused at Eligible conception of our modern poor house with its modern equipment. I never saw one inside but once, and defend me from ever going to one or seeing another. There were only three there conscious of their condition, one of them a blind school teacher. This was before the teachers' pension was granted. Perhaps Eligible will say that was before they were modernized. Just a short time ago a lady whom I had met. and helped in religious work, the wife cf a preacher, a lady educated and refined, was sent by her wealthy sister to the poor house. She got a permit to visit Tier old friends. The first visit she made was to my woodshed to leave her clothes and take a bath to get rid cf the modern vermin sht had acquired at the poor house. I say, give thanks for this one Etep toward moving the aged from this living hell. A man in a county infirmary thought no one could be cared for at the price provided. Hundreds would be glad cf the chance to take two or three at that price and take care of them people who, like myself, raise garden and chickens, but have no money to meet their outside expenses. Hope. Ind. WIDOW. Mrs. Julia F. Greenwood To the Editor of The News: The death cf Mrs. Julia F. Greenwood, reported in the newspapers in cbscure Items, was a matter cf surprise to all who knew her and the great service she performed over a long period cf years as an employment manager. Countless numbers cf business girls have cause to be deeply grateful to her. She possessed a rare insight, and usually when she brought together a potential employer and employe, her selection was mutually satisfactory and beneficial. Mrs. Greenwood's "stamp cf approval" meant much to both employer and employe. She did not give it to all. B'jziness men trusted her Judgment. They would state their requirements to her, she would make a selection, and they were not disappointed. On the ether hand, if she did not think THE PEOPLE a man was the right type for one of her girls to be associated with, as measured by her yardstock of morality and humanity, she would refuse to fill the place for him. The business man of the right type was glad to call her friend, too. The life story of Mrs, Julia Greenwood, if it could be written, would make a rare, interesting story of human service and understanding kindness. ONE OF HER GIRLS. Employed Married Couples To the Editor of The News: It is the sincere belief of many people that if the following plan would be put into actual effect, it would definitely and rapidly alleviate, in a great measure, our present unemployment situaticn and would prove to be a practical step toward : the restoration of prosperity. All employers should agree to discontinue employing married women, whose husbands are able-bodied men "and, as 'such, are capable of working, thereby earning a living for their families and themselves. At present many cases exist where the combined incomes of an employed couple average from $45 to $75 weekly. At the same time countless heads of families are walking the streets in their constant search for employment, but their efforts are in vain. Employers and employed married women,, be honest and just by making way for the unemployed heads of families; also provide a fair opportunity for single girls and women who are unemployed and are compelled to lead miserable, and often, questionable lives and are forced to live in unsightly rooming houses mere hovels because married women have deprived them of their right to eaarn a decent living. This situation is not only an economic problem, but is likewise a moral one. F. C. GABRIEL. Daylight Saving To the Editor of The News: We have had a respite from the nuisance of bothering with daylight saving for some time, but it seems that not for long are we to have that relief. The legislature must needs take up that issue again ana add one more burden to this already harassed world. Senator Curtis White is to be congratulated upon his stand against this foolishness. Let us hope that the house of representatives will kill this bill without any discussion. Why disturb the many for the few? If golfers wish to play, why not arise at the necessary time and do so, without disturbing a natural law and causing havoc and confusion to the rest of the people? ' We play golf, too, but we do not wish to disrupt the universe in so doing. Some use the standard time and some the daylight savings; ,60, some stay up late, and same .get Up early, and betwixt the two, all law-abiding citizens and. those who wish to' retire at a reasonable hour find themselves unable to have any peace. MRS FREDERICK H. DAY. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS M. V. P., Danville Please reprint the words of the old cowboy song called "Bury Me Out on the Prairie." They are as follows; BURY MS OUT ON THE PRAIRIX Weil. I've got no use lor the women, A true one may never be found. They'll use a. man for his money; When it's gone they'll turn him down. They're all alike at the bottom. Selfish and grasping for all. They'll stay by a man while he's winnln' And lausl in his face at his fall. My pal im a straight young puncher. Honest and upright and square. But he turned to a gunman and gambler. And a woman sent him there. -Quicker and surer bis gun play, Till his heart in his body lay dead. When a vaquero Insulted her picture He filled him full of lead. All Eight long they trailed him. Through mesquite and chaparal. And I couldn't but think of the woman As I saw him pitch and fall. If she'd been the pal that she should have, He might have been raisin' a eon Instead of out thera on the prairie To fall by the rangers gun. Death's alow sting did not trouble. His chances for life were too slim. But where they were putting his body Waa all that worried him. He lifted his head on his elbow. The blood from his wound flowed red; He looked at his pals grouped about him. And whispered to them and said: "Oh, bury me out on the prairie. Where the coyotes my howl o'er my grave. Bury me out on the prairie. And some of my bones please save. Wrap me up in my blankets And bury me deep beneath the ground; Cover me over with boulders Of granite huge and round." - So they buried him out on the prairie, And the coyotes still bowl o er fcis grave. But his soul is now a'restin From the unkind cut she gave. And many a similar puncher, As te rides by that pile of stones. Keeails some similar woman, And envies his moldering bones. Old Cowboy Ballad. J. W. B., Galveston On what day cf the week did November 7, 1ES7. fall? Thursday. (2) How does one obtain such information? By use of ready-reference calendar, such as Is und in the World Almanac. (3) For lists cf dates for astronomical events, see almanacs at any public li brary. (4) Please list some of the lowest temperatures recorded in Indiana since 1850. with month and year. Thirty-three degrees below, January, 1887; SO below, December. 1917 and 1324; 23 below, February, 1E39; 23 below. January, 1812; 27 below January, 1915 and 1918; 28 below, January, 1904; 25 below. January, 1922 and 1833; 24 below, January, 1835 and 1926; 23 below, January, 1910; 22 below, January, 1897; 20 below, January, 1924 and 1925. (5) In what year did the Charleston earthquake occur? In 183S. (6) Please print some information about Shaw Kong This peach is pink with such a pick Aa suits the peach divinely; The cunning color rarely spread Fades to the yellow finely; But where to epy the truest pink Is in my Love-a soft cherk. I think. - The snowdrop, child of. windy March. Doth glory in her whiteness; Iter golden neighbors, crocuses. L'nenvsous praise her brishuie&sf But I do know where, out ef sight. My sweetheart keeps a. warmer white. Norman Gale, SCRAPS China is third among world cotton producers. Cairo, Egypt, is the intellectual center of the Mohammedan world. More than 150,000,000 square feet of plate glass was produced in th- United States In the record year 1323. Russell J. Barry is the proud, if puzzled, owner of a two-headed snake at Long Beach, CaL The reptile, a gartersnake, is fifteen inches long. Boston's oldest blacksmith shop, la. Creek square, where horses had been shod for ninety-ore years, ha closed for lack of business. The strangest sights in the universe are those seen on the bottom of the ocean. Dr. William Bee be, noted naturalist, recently told students at Bryn Mawr College. Many ..keepsakes of Robert Louis Stevenson, famous author, were de stroyed in a fire at the Frusher residence at Jetmore, Kas., recently. Mrs." Frusher is a cousin of Stevenson. When Joe Augustus, age forty, Ali-quippa, Pa., slipped on a cake of soap as he stepped from a bathtub, he was' catapulted through a window on to a porch roof. He was treated for cuts and bruises. Chelsea (Mass.) police are seeking f Jiof -V,sv c-fnla tVirt -.-. .. a r from an automobile owned by Roger W. Brown. But Brown would not mind if the officers did not find him. For the thief replaced the cap with a far more expensive one. Two girls out to see what effect trousers on women would have- on Chicago, found out when the crowd.", that gazed at them multiplied rapidly" until traffic was blocked. They were accompanied by a, man wearing a brown skirt. An uncashed order for $50, issued to him in 1906, was found by Oscar T. Hathorn, Bassfield (Miss.) merchant, for thirty years, while rummaging among some old files in hi office recently. The money is in the form of an express money order issued by John T Howell, at Scooba, Miss. 41Vn at v vat is. , A ativ suiiou iv. San Angelo, Tex., traveled 45,000 miles in fourteen months making up for the education he did not get when a boy. Wonders of far countries awed him more, he believes, than stories he would have read had his eyes not temporarily failed him in his youth. Yessir, thar's a "painter" in them thar hills 1 Depredations of a full-sized cougar have been found in the hills lying on the outskirts of Portland. Ore. Numerous persons have seen hi3 tracks and the . big cat has feasted on the remains of lunches left by highway workers on several occasions. A "run" on books on economics by Karl Marx, Norman Thomas, Thor- . stein Verblen, and other theorists, has struck the St.' Louis public libraries, according to Miss Elizabeth Sum-mersby, head of the circulation department. "Verblen's theories have, been said to underlie the principles of technocracy. University. It is an institution for the education of the colored race, located at Raleigh, N. C. It was founded under the auspices of the American Baptist Home Mission Society pri marily for the education of colored preachers for the Baptist ministry. Henrv Martin Tunner, D. D was ap pointed president and organized the Ml . A. i w ft c M tlT V(w TiT-sr. rinmsps in xfttiri. in a j. trail u ,auiim on the outskirts of the city, in March, 1866, was formed the first class for" colored women and thenceforth th school has been for both sexes. In 1870 the present campus, including a city block, was bought for $15,000; the buildings were put up with brick made by the students. The university obtained a charter from the state legislature in 1875. The organization of the university includes normal, collegiate, scientific and industrial departments; the theological school, ths missionary training school, the Leonard schools of medicine and pharmacy, and the law school. There are also a summer school and a night-school. G. G. M., Cartersburg Does the wind ever change from northwest to southwest without -first going to northeast then southeast back to southwest? Yes. It is called "backing" of the wind when the direct change is made. When the change is made in the way described, it is called "veering" of the wind. C. E. F., City Please print a method for whitening clothes 7 There are several home methods: soak in buttermilk and let lie outdoors on grass overnight; another, wash in peroxide water. An old-fashioned way is to keep the clothes wet with blueing water, let them lie in the sun. and as soon as they are dry, wet them again. E. B., Wabash For information about passports, see clerk of the federal court, South Bend. H. S., Coatesville For information about army enlistments, write to the recruiting office, Federal building, Indianapolis. Mrs. J. M. Ml, City We do not find receipts for making old-fashioned sugar yeast and dry yeast using hop. Perhaps a reader can supply them. M. P., City In regard to dog distemper control, consult your veterinarian. G. W, H., City Fifteen years ago an error was made and property omitted from Income tax returns. Can the owner of the property explain this to the internal revenue collector and settle the matter out of court? We think if you win inquire of the internal revenue collector stating the facts that he will not be severe cn you in the matter. A failure fifteen years ago is outlawed for prosecution and any offer on your part will be treated as a conscience payment.

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