The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on December 17, 1946 · Page 11
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 11

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^^ I-- ' ' " " " " " jiriative |)r1ons-of Other People ": ';"",-•=-• * .By HAL, - YORK, Deer 37. CsB—The I Chnstmas^seasorris the time of year whert old maids, middle-aged bottle- fed bachelorsjand childless married couples wish theyJi had some -kids: Coupt' me .among" the yearners, -when, the" shadow4of" Santa Clans shows- oa.,-'the ; horizon,- Z begin to j look through rose-colored glasses at the posterity r didn't have. v Good Baby Sitter But in my time I've been one of the best baby'sitters in the business The young couple's best pal—that's me.' While they trot off to the mo vies. I. stay home and watch their small fry. --And I don't "mind bending an elbow out of joint patting -myself on the-back over how good I am at raising other people's saplings. I have yet to see the baby I can't quiet by' cramming a bottle of- warm nfilk in; his kisser and threatening, 'Ishut up—or I'll sell you to Brooklyn." . ..That Tale professor who learned about children by window-peeping through nurseries may not agree, but from 10 years of serving as substitute watchdog for the .nelgh- bors' heirs-and heirlooms, I've come to -a few conclusions how to raise "not "rear'^the -nation's potential Presidents. Now K I had a, son— The first'thing I would flo is try -to teach him not to be afraid of the dark. If'he turned out like his old man he would be living in the dark most of his life. Imaginative "World " I would ' subject l him to a full course o£ "Mother Goose" and the I fairy tale books so that he could! live, up to his eai-s as'long "as he could in-that imaginative realm that ' keeps children children.- When he j finally asked with dawning suspicion, "just who is this guy Santy Glaus, rappy^' I would send him BOYLE - . to his mother. Women are supposed to break men's hearts. I would make him take up a hobby, save a dime out -of every dollar he earned, learn to typewrite and play one musical •• Instrument, and learn to speak -one foreign language as we!--las he did his own. In the world ahead of'him," an intelligent man with"only one language Will be a man walking on one leg. I would .give him a pet—and teach him to care for it. ,'I would make him learn first aid and how to use a saw and hammer. Believes in Rod I would never punish him by making him go sit alone in his room. I would whale *the devil out of him for only three things; (1) starting a fight, (2) stealing, and (3) showing disrespect to his elders. jBsatrgrSItEiftCaUfornian Tuesdoy, December 17,1946 ¥ Ciaus Here Daily.., 10 A. M. Til P. M. Till I P, Hi. At 12 I would give him a cameras and pay his entry fee into the Boy; Scouts so he would'discover the won- j derland of field and forest' if he skipped the-scout meetings, I'would put him on the corner selling newspapers so he coulrl learn about two- legged wild animals of the city. I wouldn't let him play high school football, (if I couldn't make the team —and I didn't—why should he show me up?) Something during these years I _ ~hope he would write a. poem and i like me \\ ell enough to show it to me. j When he began to get pimples an"d | ogle the girls, I would send him to a public university in another state. For four years he would be too painful for a fond father to look at. , U])on graduation I would pray that he would go on and study medicine, start his own Ifusmess, or become a father. These things are for men. But if he wanted to be a newspaperman I would give him^a one-dollar bill, disown him, adopt another boy —and start all over again. California Trade Outlets Reach Peak SACRAMENTO, Dec. 17, (U.R)— An all-time high of 241,801 retail trade outlets in California was reached ori October 1, the State Re- construption and "Re-employment Commission reported Monday. . This -figure, the commission said, represents _ a gain of- 35,000 over the 1941~ prewar peak and an. increase of -more than 10,000 " outlets (above the total on July 1, 1946. The report, prepared In" collaboration with the State Board of Equalization, showed that in spite of a net gain of 42,000 trade outlets since the end of the war, the number of outlets for each 1000 population was approxinlately 26—3 less than the prewar ratio of 29. It was also disclosed that for the first time in the state's history, taxable retail sales during ajiy given quarter exceeded ?2,000,000,000. The t-ccond quarter of 194fi actually; recorded- retail sales, totaling ?2",113. 277,680. • Another great "first"! FIRST all-in-one hearing aid with so many built-in- hearing advanced!' FIRST in avaUable frnver!- Longer battery.-life or higher voltage .available whenever your-hearing requires! FIRST in available economy! — Battery savings up to % "on tap" with the,Magic Key! FIRST all-in-one hearing aid with the Bi,-Focal noise suppressor! "FIRST in dependability . .. 'designed for hearing, not just novel size! " , FIRST all-in-one hearing aid with,so many adjustments to personal hearing needs! See it! of Bakersfield 2318 First Street Phone 3-0179 C. C. 1RVIN Consultant Manager AfAA f*\ ' !"•! I 2500 Claims Filed for Disability Pay SACRAMENTO, Dec. "17. (UP.)— Approximately 2500 claims for disability insurance have been filed during the fir&t two weeks of operation ot the new sickness oenefit program, it was announced Monday. T. IT. Mugford, vice-chairman of the State Employment Stabilization Commission, s.aid the greatest number of these 'first claims were from persons claiming cardiac difficulties. He said some of them have been rejected because the applicants hadn't earned the minimum $300 between .July 1, 1945, and June 30,1946, required by the unemployment insurance act. ' JVJugford said that approximately 900 voluntary plans covering more than 100,000 workers were placed in operation December 1 as substitutes for the state disability plan. Employment Stays at Consistent Level WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. (/P)— The number of civilians engaged in non-agricultural work in early No-, vember, before the coal strike began, reached a-record high of 49,000,000, up 700,000 over a month earlier, the census bureau reported today. But this gain was offset, by continuance, of a seasonal decline in farm work, the bureau said, so that total employment outside of the armed forces'remained at about 57,000.000 for the third consecutive month. Unemployment was estimated at about 2.000,000, a level around which it has hovered since August. Save up to $1.00 a Pairf at Sears on Warm and Beautify* *> (N) (M) o,<4 *.•*.*$. '#£ Y" •'A Automobile Output Drops in November WASHINGTON. Dec. 1?. (UP.)— The Office of Temporary Controls said today that 260.SOS automobiles were produced in November, compared with the postwar peak of 285,362 in October.' The drop was attributed to a short working .month. A new postwar high of SO/,765 cars was forecast for December. Truck production in November was 100,552 units, a 9401 drop from October. :LA RUE DIVORCED RENO, Nev., Dec. 17. Cff>—Mrs. Constance Deighton Simpson La Rue•was granted a divorce yesterday from Jack LaRue, movie actor known for "tough guy" characterizations. She charged extreme cruelty. The hearing was in closed court. Santa So Bakersfield! FOWLER'S NURSERY,, Christmas Gifts, Lire Christmas Trees, Camellias and Oar- deniffs, Camellias with blooms. One -hundred kinds to choose ttroja. -Bed Berry Bushes with lots 'Of berries. PWladendrnm. Fruit and Shade Trees are now ready. Open Sunday. 1316 Third Street .'.?' Phone 3-0888 Holiday Expenses Loans From . $25 to $10,000 * Visit Our _New Office at 1410 Eighteenth St. Telephone 2-4966 * (F) (A) MEN'S FUZZY-WUZZIES, In warm and cozy electrified shearling. In rich burgundy color. 6-12. (B) MEN'S BOOTEES with sheepskin lining. Leather uppers, hard leather soles. Sizes 6-12. 4.45 (C) MEN'S MOCS—Sheep lined fo/- warmth; brown leather uppers. Hard- soles. . ~ ' -S ko ' . • 3.49 (D) MEN'S LOUNGERS—Sbff . camel-like fabric uppers, cushioned with leather soles. Zipper. 6-12. 2.98 (E) MEN'S FELTS— For every man on your Ijsf. Wine Colored felt; solid leather soles. Sizes'6 to 12. '— «— (F) MEN'S OPERAS lined with natural sheepskin. Polished leather uppers. Blue, brown, burgundy color. Sizes 6 to 12. 4.59 (G) CHILDREN'S SLIPPERS— • Blue or red leather uppers, lined with sheep's wool. Sizes 5 to/I I. « AQ (H) MEN'S ROMEOS—Comfort'rten enjoy around the home and yard. Brown leather uppers.. 6 to 12. 3.49 fl) WOMEN'S BOOTEES—Suede feather 1 uppers lined with natural sheep's wool. Wine or dark blue. Sizes 4 to 9. : 9 QA (J) WOMEN'S SLIPPERS—Everett style in soft, capeskin;" with oadded soles. Red, blue, wine. 4-9.- . £,.99 (K) WOMEN'S CHENILLES-^- Thickly padded platform soles; soft chenille uppers. Sizes 4 to 9. '2.29 (L) WOMEN'S SCUFFS— Fafile.up. pers with maribou fijr trim. Leather • soles. Blue, red, black, white. Sizes 4 ' to9 ' . 3.65 (M) WOMEN'S SCUFFS with-g'enu. ine " electrified shearling uppers. In > «' i red I - blue or white. Sizes 4-9. 2.98 (N) WOMEN'S MOCS—Polished ' leather uppers in blue, brown or redj fur and bead trimmed. Padded soles. Sizes 4 to 9. - ' 2 49 (0) WOMEN'S FUZZY-WUZZIES 7—Soft, deep-- plush uppers .with padded soles and I-in. heels. Sizes 4 to 9. 1.49 Sears Will Be Open Until 9 P. M. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, • December 19, 20, 21 and 23 Sift Pajamas Sniriguing Oifis *3 : and .Butcher Boy style for smart comfort . . . either lounaiiiK or sleeping. Choice of striped spun rayoii or printed sateens. - "\Yash and iron beautifully. Sixes 32 to 40. ' Lace trimmed rayon hities, sheer and lovely in.biack or tearose, 32 to 4O at $5.43. -"" '*¥;• «••** ?"r * * :~* 4 h>i5;**: ••i~a 'iVj :~^'-f,< • "Ww-.^ *>»•£ ift'V** K ;;-ys: >si^ Sfreieh (G ^p a *§ i 5? Juiglit weight, Stiiyup tops, ^leek-fitting, slimming. Small, medium, large, extra large. Gift Brassieres Uplift Style, All Sizes $1.50 to $2.98 1317 Nineteenth St, - - - Phone 6-5501 Shop at SEARS and SAVE! Make Purchases of $10 or More on Sears Easy Payment Pian •<PO-

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