Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on September 1, 1936 · Page 17
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Oakland, California
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Tuesday, September 1, 1936
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OAKLAND TRIBUNE, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1936 MS GALORE EE WILE GLITTER Hi 'Gone With Wind' Called Best Novel II T1PE IF ITHELMT Labor Strife At Minimum In Denmark Crash Leaves Cop Hang crashed into the truck and left him to drive the battered truck bck J 1 1 . .1 - i . .. .... . .. .-tZTm . mm' l A' aangnng uom uie swinging signal, under the light. Stanka dismounted Uig in miu-fxir He nung mar0Oned while occupants : as he had mounted. - ENLISTMENT OK Jewels Valued, at More Than $25,000,000 to Be Seen at Royal Ceremony '. V LONDON. Twenty-five million dollars wouldn't buy the regalia . which will be used when King Edward is crowned in ' Westminister Abbey, May 12, 1937. It is impossible to estimate its actual value, but the age and historic value of the different jewels, crowns and articles make them almost priceless. Among those parts of the regalia which will be used at the coronation there , 'is the Ampulla. This is a medieval term for the vessel of gold, in the form of an eagle, which stores the oil for the anointing. It weighs about 10 ounces, and is POINTE AUX BARQUES. Mich., Sept. 1.JP) William Lyon Phelps, the widely known critic, picked Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" today as the outstand ing novel of the last year, with H. L. Mencken's "The American Language" topping his list of general literature." 2 Phelps, professor emeritus of MTMrtUeK lif Arahtra Vain cointin, Ullf J 1 ' . . .11' . . I 1 77 books for favorable comment in his annual lecture at thi resort. DAILY USE Calculus of Variations, In-"spired by Gallileo, Solves Many Practical Problems III By HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Editor CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 1 A "The American Language" was commendjT- as "original research plus comtton sense." It was fol- bout nine inches in height. Part I towed by A. P. Herbert's "What a He characterized Gone With the branch of higher mathematics, Wind," a lengthy story of the Civil ; wnich Gallileo inspired with a trick War, as a "dramatic portrayal of the j question, was brought down to American feudal system." It Is Miss everyday life at a meeting of the Mitchell's first novel. Mathematical Association of Amer- Second on his list of 11 novels jca. today, was "The Last Puritan," by George I Gallieo askedwhat is the ine illumination of a splendid and spacious mind." MENCKEN'S BOOK of it is older than 1660 Then there is the spoon into which the oil is poured. It is1 of silver gilt, the handle set with four pearls. It is believed to date from the 13th century. The orb is a ball of gold, about six inches in diameter, with a gold band set with a number-of various jewels. The cross on its top is set on a large jewel. The ring, usually called "the wedding ring of England," is of pure gold, with a Jewel having a flat surface upon which is engraved a cross. A new ring is made for each sovereign. There are two scepters. The royal scepter is about three feet in length, and divided into three parts, of plain gold, studded with jewels, notably part of the Cullinan diamond in the top part, surmounted with a cross set on a large jewel. The scepter with the dove is rather longer than the Royal scepter. It is studded with jewels, the dove being moulded in white enamel, and set on an orb of gold. The so-called staff of St. Edward is not really a scepter, but a long rod with an orb and cross on the top, without any jewels. It is merely carried in procession. Two crov.-ns are used. The one called St. Edward's is that with which the sovereigns are crowned. It is of gold and set with countless jewels, On its top is an orb surmounted by a cross, and inside is a cap of velvet. The Imperial State Crown is the crown also used on state occasions. Among the jewels is a ruby Which it is believed belonged to the Black Prince, and a sapphire i which, probably, was set in a ring, of Edward the Confessor, in whose tomb it was found, ManJOfSeesHis First Picture Show KANNAPOLIS, N. C Sept. 1. -() Bj. W, Hunt waited until he was 70 to se his first moving picture show. Hunt, a mail carrier at Ver-dery, S. C, had the experience while visiting here. Word." Thirty-three other volumes werC included under general literature, with 11 books of poems,' 19 "thrillers," apd one juvenile book also mentioned.' Phelps said he found r mental lure in "Sparkcnbroke," by Charles Morgan, calling.it "sacrpd and profane love and mysticism." He recommended "Head o' W-Hollow," by Jesse Stuart, as "amazingly original stories." Sigred Undset's new bonk, "Gun-nar's Daughter," was described as "Scandinavian primitive life, told with literary art," and Somerset Maugham's "Cosmopolitans" as a "marvelous exhibition of skill." LIKES 'THE DOCTOR Phelps said he liked the modern hero Mary Roberts Rinehart made out of "The Doctor" and considered Honore Morrow's "Let the King Beware" as the best thus far of her novels of history. Of "The Exile," by Pearl Buck, he remarked, with a facetious ref erence to one of the late Clarence Day's Books, "Life With Father Was Terrible." Robert Nathan's "The Enchanted Voyage" was termed "an enchant ing novel," and J. B. Priestley's "They Walk in the City" was held up as a better novel of love in a big town. Heading the books of poetry were "Burning City," by Stephen Bcnet and "No Further Range," by Robert Frost. Listing a juvenile book for the first time, Phelps said of "Joseph Haydyn, "The Merry Little Peasant," by Opal Wheeler and Sybil Deucher: "Of all the books'! have seen for boys and girls from 8 to 15, this is the best." , Woman Sees Spider And Calls Police KANSAS CITY, Mo Sept. 1,-OJ.R) Two patrolmen double-timed it When Miss Rose Hyman telephoned: "Send the police right away." There was a spider on her window screen. between two points, one', higher than' the other, but not directly above, down which a particle will roll iri the shortest time om the higher to the lower point? The problem was solved in 1696 by John Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician. The answer is not a straight line, although that is the shortest distance. The fall is fastest down a curved Ijne, steep at the top and then flattenWg sorriewhat. With the solBtion Bernoulli de veloped a , new branch of mathematics, the calculus of variations. Recently in the United States this type of mathematics has developed rapidly. Two mathematicians, Prof. Edward Constantin Caratheodory, of the University of Munich, and Prof. G. A. Bliss, of the University of Chicago, told of some uses- The calculus of variations describes the form of curves. A simple example is the parabola made by a baseball thrown from outfield to home plate, Mathematics is not used for baseballs but for intricate curves that cannot be measured so exactly. One of -these is the lenses of recent cameras. Until a few years ago, Professor Caratheodory said, the calculus of variations was con sidered as higher mathematics not applicable to lenses' But when photographic progress required fast lenses for night work the once high-brow mathematics came into use, ' . Another use is to find the shortest path over mountains, or any irregular, curving surface. Calculus of variations is used In celestial mechanics to calculate the paths of planets, in ballistics for courses of projectiles, in the laws of electricity, in atomic movements, and in the Hamilton principle In mechanics, which determines the paths particles take in a mechanical system. Prof, Edward Kasner, of Columbia University, reported mathematical discovery of a case in which two parts arc not equal to the whole, but their sum is larger 'than the whole. This occurs, he said, in horn angles. These are the angles made by curved lines which touch but do not intersect, If three such curves start from a single point, he explained the angle enclosed by the two outer lines is usually smaller than the sum of the two angles formed -by the three lines. By WAVERLEY LEWIS ROOT COPENHAGEN. (U.R) Strikes, . labor troubles and social discontent are rare, in Denmark, for the fvery good reason that the workman, the most ready convert for agitation in most countries, enjoys a position" comparatively higher j than that of his fellow in other occidental countries. He does not melts much money in terms of foreign exchange, "but his purchasing power makes it possible fer him to share in the advantages of the well-to-do, the difference being that of degree, not of kind. Clothing is cheap in Denmark, and even the wealthy as a rule dress simply, so that here it is not true that clothes make the man. Food is low-priced as well, and there is a dearth of snobbish restaurants with elevated prices. A suburban house can be acquired by the small wage-earner on a piecemeal system. First the land is bought, usually on easy terms, A wooden shanty is erected, and in it the worker lives' until he can con struct a somewhat more ambitious structure say a one-story two or three-room house. This in turn serves as his residence until the day when, little by little, he has been able to biSfld the permanent brick building which is his goal. Taxes amount to some 10 per cent of the Copenhagener's income, but they cause less discontent than elsewhere because there is no evading them they are collected efficiently from rich and poor alike. TRIAL IN AIT England Will Permit Youths To Quit After Six Months In New Recruiting Plan LONDON, Sept. 1. (!F) Great Britain announces a new recruiting scheme whereby youths may try the Army for six months with the privi lege of quitting if they dislike the j me. If they quit, they will be subject i to 14 days annual training for five ! years. Otherwise, they Will become ; regular enlisted men in the .stand ing Army. Those between'the ages of 17 and 25 may take advantage of the trial enlistment. "Brother Leo Rejoins U. C. Extension Staff BERKELEY, jsept 1. Announcement that Brother Leo, former chancellor of St. Marv's College will again give courses this Fall un der the auspices of the University of California Extension Division, was made today by Miss Bcrnice Hubbard, class secretary. Brother Leo will discuss "Irish Writers" in courses given in Berkeley and San Francisco. The Berke ley course will begin Wednesday, September 30, and the San Francisco course will open Friday, October 2. BED TIME SNACKS TEMPTING SANDWICHES MADE IN A JIFFY TTERE'S a delicious way to fill that "just- before-bed" empty feel ing. Keep a jar of this tempting sandwich spread in the icebox. What marvelous sandwiches you can make easy is spreading bread! It is a special blend of Best Foods Real Mayonnaise, imported spices, chopped pickles and pimientos. BEST FOODS SANDWICH SPRED CLEVELAND, Sept. 1. (U.RWust as Patrolman James Stanka climbed the ladder of his signal -truck to fix a traffic light, an automobile of the car pulled themselves from the wreckage. 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