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THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS, FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1933. THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS Pib:sher: Indianapolis Newt Pue'.ishins Co Published dally at The News building:, Nos. 30 and 32 West Washington st. Telephone Riley 7441 Entered as second- class matter at the Post- office a t Indianapolis under Act of March 3, 1879. Ind, New York Office, 110 East 424 St.. Dan A. Carroll, Representative, Chicago Office, 435 N. Mich. Ave J. E. Lutz, Representative. Washington Bureau, Albee Bldg Mark Thistlethwaite, Correspondent. MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES " -: ' Mfielu Ohio. 0. 8. Pom, " Indians Kr..riI..Cn..Mf. On wfHc t .15 f .25 .25 On ir.omh ..... .25 "$ r 1-00 Three montha... .75 2.15 3.00 8iv month 1.59 0 sea Oas. year 3.00 . 70 Subscriptions by mail are not ae- cerstd where earner or motor rouie delivery is maintained. t Rates la-other zones and foreign countries m upon application.-; MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED . PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use for publication all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also to the local news pub lished herein. ' ( THE NEWS PLATFORM 1. City manager choice for all Indiana cities. 2. Natural gas at reasonable rates. ' 3. Reduction of- taxes and government expenses. 4. Reduction of utility rates to level of those in other communities. . . 5. Improve public safety, and safeguard public health. Nonpartisan election of C judges. 6, 7. 8. 9. Develop an adequate parole end probation system. The merit system in all government jobs. Adequate flood protection .. for Indiana. 10. Generous support of city's . symphony orchestra, Civic theater and art museum. GAINESVILLE SPEECH The President's speech at Gainesville seems to reflect the perplexity which he has shown in recent months. He has suffered disappointment in the failure of the plans which he mentioned a year go to work out as he then thought they would. A year ago he was discussing the steady and sure rise of the country out of the depression. He was confident that there would be no recession. Time and again he referred to the success of his administrations plans for bringing about a greater prosperity and a more widely distributed benefit . of country-wide business improvement. The records sustained his conviction, and many who had not agreed with his theories stood ready to concede victory to him and to support his program. At Gainesville he spoke chiefly of the tils of the country. He attributed its difficulties, as he sees them, to the greed of few people. Feudalism was on his mind the system under which the people, who live on the land were part of Jt, serfs whose lives were governed by the state and the ownership of the land. He did not give evidence of seeing that the governments support of the cotton industry in the south is a form of feudalism, a making of the people dependent n government for their means of support, and a control of their actions and their views through this money hold en them. Ifcj is unfortunate that the President's advisers do not persuade him to bring his discussions of public affairs up to date. He devoted part of his speech to denouncing the people who owned the government of the United States from 1921 to ISIS," That subject was In teresiing several years a go, but it is becoming a little flat. What the people want todsi' ts a discussion of the successes, mistakes and general plans of the people who hare run the govt rnment since 1 333. They wish to know why, after five years of social experimenting, the country is far behind other countries in economic recovery, and has an unemployment problem nearly as serious as at any time in its history. It 'may be that after a, rest, and some relief from the strain of congressional opposition, the President will resume his public talks in mood that reflects the faith of nearly an Americans tn the Tightness of their system of government and the prospect of better days under conditions more favorable to making the most of the people's initiative, industry and thrift. had reason to believe the trolley operators would cease to enjoy a particular form of iinm that permitted them to travel at speeds in excess of maximums set for motor vehicles. Apparently this is not the case. An operator arrested the other day for going forty miles an hour in south side traffic appeared before a- Judge pro tern, and denied the allegation, asserting he could not have been going more than twenty-five miles an hour. He admitted there was no speedometer on the trolley, but that he judged his speed by. his schedule. The judge, reading a state.' law that fails to classify trackless .trolleys under the anti-speed laws, with held judgment.' "It's too ticklish, he said. . . ,( ' t '-. Trackless trolleys are one of the major problems of traffic. Heavy and fast, they occupy more space than two automobiles and yet the men who operate them judge speed by a pocket" watch.' Authori ties should let these operators know they must respect the laws that govern other vehicles, that attempts to hide behind technicalities will not be tolerated. If the trolleys are to enjoy the privileges of the streets, the operators must abide by a code intended to protect the citizenry. Special privilege has : no place in the traffic lanes. the President. In this case, however, there is a question whether Morgan was responsible to the President or to congress. The Jackson opinion does not settle the legal doubt. Probably it can be cleared only by congress. Senator Korris, author of the law said that it was his intention to keep the project, including control of the administrative board, free of . opportunities for political interference. How he could have achieved this purpose without withholding from the President the right to remove members of the board has not been explained. The confusion calls not only for an investigation to get at the facts, but also for a clear definition pi the responsibilities of , the President and congress. so earnestly taught In classroom and home, spring vacation will be more thoroughly enjoyed. TROLLEY -SPEED The city should regulate trackless trolleys in their relation to traffic When an operator of one of these vehicles Is brought into court to answer for an infraction of the traffic code, defense attorneys plead that trolleys are not motor vehi cles, and therefore are not subject to the penalties set up for automobiles, motorcycles, buses and tmcks. A city ordinance was amended in January to include trackless trolleys in the code, and th . public THE TAX BILL The senate finance committee has completed its tax bill hearings and turned to the writing of the bill. The majority group in the commit tee favors repeal of the undistributed profits tax and a con siderable modification of the capital gains - tax. Inasmuch as the house has voted practically the same view, there seems to be no question about these revisions. Both house and senate seem to realize that they erred in levying these taxes, ai some thoughtful members pointed out when the levies were under consideration, and that one of the penalties for their mistake is the current reluctance of business leaders to make plans for seeking new markets and for expanding and improv ing plant facilities to satisfy the market. . As was the case when the' house ways and means committee had the bill under consideration, the senate hearing was marked by continued deference to the views of treasury experts. These experts must, of course, be consulted. They are good authorities on how much levies will yield. In casting about for sources of revenue, members of congress are obliged to lean heavily on informa tion drawn by these experts from the treasury's experience. But both the house and the senate committees displayed too much interest in the views of the experts as t to how the money should be raised. Invariably a treasury expert is biased beyond hope when it, comes to shaping the federal tax policy. His purpose is to get in the money, and, as shown by the poor advice given when the surplus and capital gains taxes were under consideration, he is never inclined to look to the final effect of a particular tax. p While rejecting the suggestion of a surtax on closely-held corporations and repealing the surplus and capital gains taxes will be some en couragement to business, it will not relieve the general anxiety of busi ness about the administration fiscal policy. The administration is suiting its taxation to its spending program, hence the place for real relief Is la v reducing federal spending, which means leaving with the people more: of the money that they earn. More is expected or the tax bill than can ever be realized as long as the federal government drains away and wastes the productive purchasing power of private work. TV A INVESTIGATION Had the President refrained from attempting to settle the contro-; versy within the Tennejssee valley authority board, he would have avoided the jurisdictional issue which is now upon the administration He could have kept his office clear of the situation by advising congress that the contention demanded .investigation. This position would have conceded that j the TV A is an agent of congress and forced upon congress the duty of reaching a decision and asking for executive help in acting on it. The President, however, chose to attempt a settlement on his own authority. His reasons appear to be adequately explained in the last paragraph of his letter transmitting to congress his information , and his reasons for removing Morgan from the commission. He said: Arthur E. Morgan has repeated the assertion that he will answer questions only to a committee of the congress. Obviously, there can be no objection to hearings before such a committee. But the congress will, "I am sure, realise that ifanv member of the executive branch of the government, of high degree or low degree, is given the right by precedent to refuse to substantiate general charges against other members of the executive branch of government and to insist on disclosing specifications only to a committee of the congress, efficient administrative management of government, .would be destroyed in short order. uertamly the President is right in his conclusion that the "efficient administrative management of government will be destroyed tn short order": if subordinate officials have the power to defy the President when they are responsible to VAN NUYS CHARGES Senator VanNuys has affirmed his intention of going ahead with an exposure of his information on how Democrats who are part of the state administration, or counted as among the inner circle, have enriched themselves. He says that he has photographs of a federal income tax return showing that a state administration leader reported an income of $147,000 last ; year, whereas prior to his becoming associated with the state administration his income was only a few thousand dollars . a - year. , Recently he said that he would explain in due time how stock in a beer importing corporation was given to prominent Democratic officials in a large city in return for a promise that they ; would cast . the city's Democratic convention delegation's vote for a senatorial candidate to be named by Governor Townsend. There are grave implications in these charges. They hint at the belief of Senator VanNuys that the state Democratic organization and the state administration are working in collusion to enrich political leaders at the expense of the people, and to set up an oligarchy which denies, to a Democratic United States senator the privilege of standing for renomination on his record and merit. The manner in which Senator VanNuys is han dling ., the light indicates that he is determined to defend himself against a record which might be interpreted to show that he did not serve the people well during his term in the senate. It is plain that a man who fought, as Senator VanNuys fought in the court bill battle, for what he believed to be the best interest of the people and his party, , is justified in carrying his fight for re-election to the people by whatever means he deems to be advisable. The situation has expanded far beyond the confines of a Democratic factional "fight. Senator VanNuys has challenged his party to free itself from what he calls the rule of a small group of dictatorial politicians. He has promised to lay before the people of Indiana certain evidence of high political finance which may compel them to render an election -day decision on the fitness of this group, or any nominees it may name, to continue in political .power. His statements have gone so far that there Is no retreat. It is now his public duty to share all his evidence with the people, and, to do so tn time to enable - the Statehouse group : to make" its defense, and the people to weigh the case in a spirit of fair play. PAUL L. HAWORTH Prof. Paul Ik Haworth, head of the Butler University history department, who was suddenly stricken in death at his West Newton home Thursday morning, was at heart and by design an explorer. He was gifted with an extraordinary curiosity about the essentials of things. He wanted to know how customs and methods and processes originated, the sources of fdlklore and legend, the reasons for human behavior. As his mind and spirit developed, he "became deeply devoted to true scholarship. His research led him not only along the conventional ways laid out in classroom and library, but also- to new frontiers. Of his numerous historical writings, 'George Washington Parmer, perhaps best Illustrated this quality. He shared the common interest of the people in Washington, and the scholar's interest in a study of Washington's part in the turmoil of the American revolt, but he elected to exhaust all the possibilities of one of Washineton's most noteworthy peace activities his to work as a commercial and experimental farmer. On this subject he was easily the w-orld's foremost authority. In this same spirit he braved the hardships of exploration in the untracked wilderness of Canada. In this field also he achieved world recognition and renown. The whole range of his interest was marked by zeal, good nature and, when the circumstances offered severe tests, courage. Given a society of people who can read understandingly, who can speak effectively, write clearly, compute accurately, interpret facts correctly, appraise -cause and effect rightly, we may trust that the social order will take of itself. DeWitt S. Morgan, superintendent of city schools. Given a congress that'could do all these things, conditions wouldn't be so bad, either, v Washington has held up that big shipment of helium to Germany-. Under certain or perhaps it would be more accurate to say uncertain conditions, second thoughts are sometimes the best. Things are back to the political normal in France, It is up against another cabinet crisis. Arthur E. Morgan says that he Is still, a public official, but if his TVA pay has been stopped the situatkn is somewhat different. In Southwick, Mass., one man has been elected to two seats on the board of selectmen and political jobs so scarce and hard to get, too! With our army and navy prepara tions, the-dicta tors may find it advisable to revise their conquering agenda. n - - - : .- - - When or if Mexico starts in to pay for those expropriated oil properties the proletariat may lose some of its enthusiasm. Girl Hits Boy With Ball Bat-Headline. , , Another indication that the rising generation isn't familiar " with the rules of the great American game. SPRING VACATION In contrast to the enthusiasm of children for spring vacation, the period is a source of worry to parents and to officials of the traffic department From March 25 until April 5, thousands of Indianapolis school children will be free or school supervision, and this means they will be shifting for themselves in the observance of safety rules. There will be no uniformed men to guide them across dangerous intersections; there will be no patrol boys on duty to make sure the way is clear. Errands and- play may take them many blocks from their homes, and they will have to heed safety lessons learned at home and in the classroom if they are to return unhurt. It is unfortunate that large cities are so lacking in public playground facilities that children play in streets and alleys in order to find an outlet for their exuberance. True enough, Indianapolis has many large, parks, and its playgrounds dot each part of the city but the demand far exceeds the supply. Indianapolis has been particularly free of fatal traffic accidents to children going to and from school in recent years, but the periods of vacation spring, summer and mid-winter are marred by misfortune. Parents seek to instill messages of safety in the minds of their children, and yet these warnings are forgotten in the thrill of chasing a bounding ball across a street or dodging a playmate in a game of tag. And traffic is such a hazard that one slip may mean serious injury. But the children alone can not bear the burden of assuring a safe and sane vacation period. Each motorist should realize that certain restrictions have been lifted for the school children, and that for ten days they will be -free agents," using sidewalks and streets without guardianship. If motorists will accept this responsibility, and if - the children observe the rule of safety Two boys who stole $900 and thea led police . to . where $487.50 of it was hidden, may have charged off the rest to depreciation. , March's disposition to turn a. cold shoulder is another sign of spring. The magnolias that are, blooming in ;-. southern Indiana might as we.1 keep their ear muffs within reach. Drive Is Started on Bingo Games. Headline. They go fast enough without any driving. After April 1, a fellow who loses his job can spend his time trying to figure out what the unemployment compensation law really means. life for European nations is just one case of jitters after another. Mexico acts as if it had been reading some Russian propaganda. Street Work.- Board Studies Headline. And following the study period there will be a demand for a demonstration. The WPA grants' are coming so fast they almost have to stand In line and wait until somebody can greet them. - , . Think what Hitler might do if his mustache- were bigger! INDIANA VIEWS RETURN OP VANNUYS , rrcithart Trulhl Senator VanNuys,. -champion of good government and brave defender of American principles, has left the squabblings of the senate for a time and has returned to Indianapolis where he will direct a campaign for his renomination and his return to office. This courageous Democrat who showed he was willing to risk; the ruin of his political future by deciding to fight President Roosevelt's attempt to seize the supreme court and make it a rubber stamp for the" White -House, continued to show courage by pointing oui the dangerous features of the President's government reorganize HOOSIER HOMESPUN Maybe One love, two loves, yes. and more! Ill confess that I love four! One has constancy that's sweet; One lays romance at my feet; One gives understanding fine-One possesses looks divine! Maybe, sometime there will be One with all these charms, for me! F. G. C. Spring: Thoufhts Spring brings thoughts of hats, and hats exasperate my soul. After all these months, I finally got the courage to try one of the off-thc-face models. The clerk said it was "different She said, too, it would be "sheik' (I always said "chick" to "affect" a veil, but I'm. not so much on pretending. Anyhow, I bought the hat It had a feather that stuck up high in the back. Every time I was ready to go places. and ran down cellar to put a lump of coal in the furnace, the feather caught on something, practically lifting the hat off my head. The same thing happened every time I got into the car, all of which was too "different" to be pleasant. Yes terday I was arranging baggage in the car for my weekly jaunt to Owen county, and every move made, up came the hat. Filled with sudden fury, I reached up, grasped the feather firmly and broke it off, muttering, "I knew this would have to be done sooner or later." The hat looks just as well with the shortened feather, and is a lot easier on the temper. I under stand now that they are wearing flat, pancake shapes again. I just discarded that type, after wearing it two years, to buy this "revealing" model. Oh, well, I still have the old hat in the clothes closet. Polly Ann Jane. Suffrage Note One thing that should be made plain is that a voter is not a reg istered voter unless he's a voter who registers. C. K. K. The. Key Oh, eager youth, go set apart A sacred place deep in your heart, A consecrated safety zone. Where you can go and be alone With all the long, long thoughts of youth. First know thyself, this way lies truth. To understand the ultimate plan. You first must know the inner man. Grace M. Cook. Opinions of Opinions On what does thinking depend? And how far can any thought pene trate and remain worth consldera tion? ... Thought is the out growth of generalized experience of what has been taught, read or ob served; but, it takes more than a lofty position, or a picturesque dis play of self-confidence under any circumstances, to make thought f eas ible . . . So, it stands to reason that the correctness of any opinion is necessarily relative to the num ber, of facts presented, the consist ency of observations, and the. ex tent of faith in dogmas and v un proved theories, as they contribute tothe support of a recognized pur pose or theory , , . And opinions are proved, exploded of modified by the change of conditions or ctr cumstances and the advance of knowledge. Phil Lawsofar. - On My Way Well, folks, when I was told they were having eats after lodge, I thought I'd pass out. Just the same, I can eat things besides soup. Woe is me, a man that barely spoke to me before was all smiles and sun shine. Yep, he's running for some thing. I visited home over the week-end. Had a dandy visit with the granddaughter and listened over the radio to her ball team. Of course, her team was the one I yelled for. Junior Dern says ma told pa- she heard the frogs croaking yesterday. Ma Dern. March - She is fickle; but so sweet, On her toes, the sun to greet; She is young, she will be old, Will be spilling fairy gold. She is dainty,, she is fair, A 5'ellow crocus -in her hair. Now she's stormy, now she's gay. And in two minds, shall we say? Have you guessed, my dear, her . name, . Tomorrow and today the same? Guess again, else she would be Anything but March to me. Ruth L. There Ought to be a Law When I go into a busy place, I stand around and wait until some member of the sales force is ready to inquire about my needs. I am discovering th'at the go-getters do not, do that. They push in ahead of me and demand sudden service. This is especially true in bakeries. Sup pose there are three girls waiting ort the customers, and suppose also that there are a dozen customers. In order to shift responsibility, one of the girls asks. "Who's next?" The woman who just came in the door and who should be last in line, barges to the front and demands a coffee cake, a loaf of sandwich bread, two strawberry tarts and some of those cookies down there in the corner. I suggest a law requiring customers to take numbers as they enter and await their turn. Imagine what would happen if peo ple crowded ahead in the lines that stand before the public utility windows, when the time comes to pay monthly bills! Timothy Timid. - Another Version To the rescue! Dick's hatband crazy, or tight? Perish the thought Where I grew up, the only version was, "as odd as Dick's hatband. It was applied to people with noticeable peculiarities, but who were by no means crazy. Cherry. RUSSIAN SUPREME COURT l Detroit NewiJ ' ' fete; miifc ---- Vo. THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE V; ' -.-"' . ' . , t , i , Th editor welcomes Utters, especially brlet expressions ol opinions on en rsl subjects. Plesss sirs the asms snd address of the sender. The name will not be used U the writer so requests. If the return of unused letter U desired please send a stamped addressed envelope. The German Bunds To the Editor of The News: In recent years Communist Fascist and Nazi groups have been taking advantage of American freedom of assembly to hold meetings which, since they encourage these forms of government, can have no purpose but the destruction of . American liberty. These people fled ; their own countries to seek refuge in the United States, and now they would bring upon the. United States the tyranny from which ' thejfy escape dl This proves that they are incapable of gratitude for their blessings.. No citizen faithful to his obligations of American citizenship can encourage these organizations. Apparently public officials are indifferent to the growth of this campaign against Americanism, j Indeed, some public officials address these anti-Ameri can meetings. As . an American descended from a long, line of soldiers, and thoroughly , in sympa thy with the American institution of liberty, I believe that it is my duty to protest and to urge ' that public officials and the; people-gen erally instruct the young people in the ; advantages of the American system. , ': -J ; DAISYDEAN JUDKINS DEEDS. Indianapolis. true that billions of dollars have been thrown , to 4 the ''birds' on all kinds of worthless projects all over America? So why not apply a little or it here and hire men to keep the buildings clean?' Millions of men are looking f on work. Indianapolis. INTERESTED. Farm Bill Army To the Editor f The Jews: So the agriculture department i: sending 3,000 men -out over Indiana to tell the farmer what he has to do to get rich under the new farm bill. I have talked to a couple; of? these agents. I have a copy of 1 the la or and can n ; understand it, I askel them some questions and found that they do not understand It either All they have is some instruction books.? In other words, the AAA Is runnings the law to suit itself, not to suit; the law. They've got the farmer hog-tied. He has to vote for wheat and corn control to get any J e m. J L e e .- loans or oiner oeneiiis. ii ne aoesn i vote for control, he is controlled anyhow, for so many have to vote for control that they will drag the others in. The farmer who can take care of himself will find that he has been tied down by the govern ment till he can't get along without a government hand-out. Franklin. GRANGE. A Pigeon Plea To the Editor of The News: - During the last five years, we have witnessed the destruction of millions of dollars worth of food and clothing (cotton), and now the destroyers are bent on the destruc tion of the pigeons. Those who are demanding that they be .destroyed should take time out some pretty afternoon and go over "In University square and see how the little xhii dren enjoy; the companionship- of those i pigeons. ' Of , course, the pigeons litter up buildings ! in the downtown section. But isn't it also LENTEN DEVOTION He Missed a Lot If Bachelor Bill begot no son. Nor built a house, nor wrote a horslc. tied bill which seeks an undue cen- i i think hes missed 'a lot of fun tralization of powers We believe j In life, for all that lengthy look, most people in Indiana, Democrats! Pcle, Pitts boro. and RepuMicans' together, -.know . . . their hearts' that. Senator -VanNuys ! When boulevard mets boule-is right and they admire him for bus ! vard, then s the time to dnv? with firm stand at Washington. care. T. S. E. CLEANNESS OF MIND f Friday, March 25. "Not that which goeth into the mouth de-fileth a man; but that which com- eth out of the mouth, this defile! man." Read Mark VII, 18-23. The text is; Matthew's brief ver sion of the fbnger passage in Mark. The Jewish scholar, Montefiore, has written a commentary on the gospels. He goes along thrbugh ths sayings of Jesus, finding a precedent or parallel for many, if not most, at them in the teaching of the Jewish rabbis. But when he comes to this passage he is halted. There is, he says, nothing in Jewish teaching evento suggest, much less to warrant, Its idea. We can not live in the world and the alternative is something like a monastery without seeing and hearing a great many things, some of them unclean, which we would rather not have seen and hear'L The memory of them seems Uk ur We wish we could cleanse the mind of them. What can we do about them? Well, we can let them die a natural death. They are kept alive only when they are return? J Ui the world i in our talk, even though we speak of them to regret and reprobate them. H you donl tell these things back to the world, they finally take care of themselves. You need not be defiled by evil you can not help hearing or seeing, but ' you are defiled if you give it a new lease of life in your own words. Prayer: Almighty God, when we have suffered from the stain and slow contagion of the world, restore to us the blesevdness of the pure m heart who see Thee; Through Jesus Christ our JLord. Ameru f .One Man To the Editor of The News: i The totalitarian theory- that all citizens; should live , for the state, work for , the state and be wholly subordinate to the state has a flaw in it. I have noticed thatj in states that have achieved this status or anj'thing like it, the state becomes one man for whom all citizens must live, must work and to .whom ail must be subordinated. RUGGED INDIVIDUALIST ; Indianapolis. ,' . Everybody Pays More' "': ' To the Editor of The News: From time to time ' I see complaints printed in the paper from automobilists who say that their taxes are constantly increasing, which is not surprising. "As far i as I have heard, there is nobody-whose taxes are not constantly increasing. Indianapolis. AFOOT. Idleness Ihere is no dearer , lover , of lost ; hours , . ., ,. . 5 Than I. I can be idler than the Idlest' , flowers; . -' ,. . . . ? More Idly lie Than noon day lilies languidly , , afloat.. , And water , pillowed - in a windless moat- , . . ' : And I can be ; ; Stiller than some gray stone 1 That hath no motion known. . j ; It seems to me ; ; That my still idleness doth make - my own - - , All magic gifts f Joy's simplicity.; . Silfis Weir Mitchell ' SCRAPS " Autobuses of Moscow, Russia, car- ried 200,000,000 passengers last year.? Australia has Just freed 62 per cent of Its import trade from, re-f strlctions. . , . Rising retail . prices .. are causing ? Increasing demands for higher wages! in France. ' " ' ' - The highest railway line in Eu-I rope runs up the Jungfrau moun-: tain In Switzerland to an altitude-of, 11,000 feet. .; j ; The Harmattan wind, which blows; from the Sahara between October and March, is known as "the doctor" became of its healthful effects. The first transcontinental railroad built in the- American continents was the Papana railroad, finished in 1855, running from Colon to Panama City. .. .. . Repairing chairs broken by hefty precinct officers Is an Important duty of one division of the Detroit police department The twenty-six men in the division are called on to repair hundreds of, chairs annually. Mrs. Mark Pulling's little terrier, at Auburn, N. Y., had been acting strangely. Finally she took it to a veterinarian. An examination disclosed 'that the dog had swallowed a needle and thread. An operation was performed successfuly. A specimen of the horns of an aurochs, extinct wild ox. ancestor of all European domestic cattle, was exhibited recently -at a meeting of the Thames conservation board. It was found during riredjring opera-ations below Buscot lock near Faring ton, Berkshire. ; Prosecutors of Texas are campaigning to convince their constituents that gun totin is no longer necessary. "Texas no longer is frontier," District Attorney Andrew Patton declares. , "The way soma people, carry guns, you would thin wild Indians lurked behind every telephone pole." : Miss Edith Decie, of Rig's Island, Mass., in a confidential moment told her brother William of her marriage last September. After moment's surprise he revealed hit December elopement. They discovered that both had married in Sea-brook, N. H and that Judge Ralph; b. Bragg had performed both ceremonies. : '-; ''. ,. - . j QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS T., City -Following are the words of the song. "My Pretty Quadroon,", as requested: MY PRETTY QUADROON 1 I'll never forget when I met . Sweet Cora, my pretty quadroon; I can see her dear eyes "smiling yet, As we vowed to be true . "neath the moon. " , ," Her form was exceeding fair. -V ; And hor cheeks like the wild rose in bloom, And the ringlets of dark, glossy hair Were the curls- of my pretty quadroon, , ' Chorus ; Oh, my pretty quadroon, My flower, that faded too soon; My ; heart's like the strings on my banjo, , .-'- i . All broke for my pretty quadrobn; My heart's like the strings on my banjo. All broke for my pretty quadroon So happy were we for a while: Like two love-birds we dwelt 'mid the bowers, ' And the sweetness of Cora's bright smile .. .... , Seemed to rival the blush of the flowers. But happiness fades like a rose, . And before the next full , of the moon, , The Grim Reaper knocked on our door, ' - - . - . . Arid took Cora, my pretty quadroon. Farewell to Kentucky's green hills. Farewell to Kentucky's green shade: Farewell to the green clover fields Where Cora and T. often Kf.ravpd. My sorrows will soon be forgot; M.v heart will find rest in a tomb. But my spirit will fly to this spot And watch o er my pretty quadroon. ' :.. Author Unknown. J. H. R., Spencer When, was the Harold Herbert Schroeder automo bile, containing the body of an un identified man, found burned on High School road, Marion county? Was the body ever identified? What became of Schroeder? The burned car was found May 31, 1930. The body was never identified. Schroe-J der was convicted in Marion countv criminal court,. May 16, 1931, on th charge of-manslaughter, and sen tenced to , a two-to-twenty -one-year term in the Indiana State Prison. The trustees .of the prison, sitting as a parole board, released him th latter part of March. 1934, after ha had served' thrre ypars of "his sentence. At present Schroeder is saiH to be in Alabama, his, native state. (2 . How Is the money, used for paying old-age pensions, obtained? By' taxation. (3) November 7,-1868, fell on Saturda y. Reader, City What is the Luther League of America? A national or ganization having'' for its purpose the unification of the young people i religious societies that are connected with the Lutheran churches tn America. It was founded at Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1895. . The motto .la "Of the Church, by the Church, for the Church." . I Reader, City Does Indiana havt a law or Indianapolis an ordinance prohibiting hitch hiking? The ; Indiana law does not prohibit specifically, but provides that hitch hlkeri who accept free transportation mar not hold the owner or driver of tht automobile liable for damages un-lese there is evidence of, willful recklessness."' The Indianapolis ordinance provides that "it shall b unlawful for any person to stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the operator of any private vehicle." From the wording of the provision there- apparently is no violation of the law if th hitch hiker signals from the sidewalk.' , : -. , Anxious, City A .man and ' hi wife, past sixty-five years of age, own real estate which is mortgaged for half its value. The man has pi,rt time employment. .Where can they learn whether they are. eligible tor old-age pensions? On and , afta July 1, this year, .indigent persons who are sixty-five years of age and older, and who are otherwise quail-fled, will be eligible for old-age pen sions. , They should consult th Marlon county board of public we ware, 257 West Washington street OFF THE RECORD By Ed Reed "Goodness ngus we're gaining I

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