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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2fi. 1936 ^tutorial Californiaa IsMifd Kvrry KvrnlnK Kxrejit Sunday In Kern ('unlit}. Ciillfornln i are the expansion and improvement of for- ' ! cign trade and industries, and the establish- i menl of Manchukuonn policy including in- i vestment and emigration. That settles any I of Cfte ffiatogfielb Califotman Kick and ALFRED HAURB EDITon AND PttOPHIETOn \";'\"f f ,'f^n'^ n M;,V"nrma i discussion. Japan intends lo control Muni cliukuo and is nibbling at the northern C.lii- MKMHKIl OF THK ASSOCIATED PUKSS Tlir ARForliilrd I'rosp li dn-hislvrly rnlltlnil lo tho HIT lint otlK-rw !>.(• i r<-illtnd In thin paper, nnd nlnn the local news published tliirrln. Thf> Unkorsflrld fnllft.rnliin N nl*n 11 rlli>nl nf th(> t'nltfd IT?*? nnd the 1,'nltrd N'-«>. and receives tlin cntnnlpln !cHf>p<l wire MT\ loo of both. UKI'UKSKNTATIVT'IS rirvHnt. lirlfflth A> liruiiBun, Inr. New York, Chlrajfn. Detroit, Alluntu, Wr»l-llollld«y-Moirpn»cn Co., Inr. Sun TVnnclKco. Ixia AIIRHCH, .Senttlo. I'nrtlnnrt WASHINGTON. H. C., niiRKAT! I-~re>d?rlc J. Ha«kln, Director. WiinlilnRton, D. C. THIS PAPER MADK IN THE XT. R. A. THEIR POLITICAL COURSE nese provinces according to well laid plans. Institute discussions apparently make no impression on the nations represented by Ihe delegates. Us members are as strongly national in their views as the most ignorant of their compatriots. Observers of the activities of Ihe Institute would like to know just what it achieves. A 1>AT ^ whic A s INTERESTING political situation has been created through the position taken by such men as Senator Tydings of Maryland and Senator Glass and Senator Uyrd of Virginia, and we may add Senator Robinson of Arkansas. The first three of these officials have been severely critical of some of the policies of the present administration, and it is a well known fact that Senator Robinson has supported a number of measures contrary to his inclination and against his theory of government. But each of these Senators has in one way and another expressed this view: How can we serve the nation best, by remaining steadfast to the party as we have known il through all the years or by open repudiation, and by support of a political organization against which we have battled for a lifetime and in whose principles we have no faith? Assertcdly they have taken the view that conservative Democrats may play a very important part in the administration of the nation's affairs during the ensuing four years. It may be and it is likely that President Roosevelt will be re-elected by a majority considerably reduced as compared with that of 1932. It is possible and probable that the party lead in the House of Representatives will likewise be curtailed. These facts in themselves will be reminders of the sentiment of the public against legislation that is too radical, a sentiment which favors administration along those conservative lines •which the party has observed throughout fls history. There is not only nothing amiss with such conclusions, but it is an emphasis of intent to render the highest service to the public. And these Senators, it happens, reflect the view of thousands of Democrats throughout the nation who are. not fully in accord with all the policies enunciated by the present administration and yet who believe that the best medium for popular government is within the lines of that party. That view insures the support at the polls of a vast number of party members who are not in accord with the entire program of President Roosevelt yet who believe that the interest of the country will be best served through Ihe influence of conservatism as it may be exerted within the party during another term. NATIONALISM PREVAILS 00 DAYS INACTION PATHETIC, situation politically, one li has patently inured to the benefit of the Democratic campaign and which has brought discouragement to many staunch Republicans, is now emphasized by a special article carried in the party newspapers and which contains the following paragraph by way of introduction: "London campaign headquarters here, torn by divided authority for weeks, has begun to function in high gear within the past '18 hours. The arrival of John D. M. Hamilton, chairman of the National Committee, has brought order out of confusion, allayed jealousies, has started the machinery moving in old time campaign style. From now on it would appear that this lagging campaign is going to get an injection of pep that will cause London's supporters to throw up their hats and cheer." This is from a Chicago dispatch dated August 23, (50 days after Governor Landon was declared the nominee of the Republican parly. For those (50 days it is evident that the organization headquarters rendered about as little service as did Chairman Hamilton in his swing around the circle, or the IIIXHN IIK11K TODAY Moll? Mllfnrd, rich and popular. HIM r»- rrtrfil prf>t*>*iil* of marrlaM fmm throe null- DM. litii limit Stuart, whom slio lore*. Jus tint a«k«l hfr to marry him. llorril with pirtlrs. Moll}- iklu llrtnl to Uk» hfr to "Tim HH roppy." ft nne*tlf>nalilo nUht rluh. ll« rrfujtM. Molly, annoyrfl. (toes with Wlrk HOM, another Rilmlrflr. Thfi light* no mil HUdrlrnlr fttirt wttrn (her rouj« on • in In Molljr finds htmilf dancing with n haniLiome Btrnngcr. lln aAk.i her to havn dinner with him. Molly'fl aluwtr la CTMlVQ. Thn utrangfr In. In riallly. .Netvn Fcrsu •on. hank njlilxr. and he l» ono of a group Illuming to mint Molly aitiy and hold her far rannom. NOW UO ON WITH THE HTOUT CHAPTER IV The newspaper front pages filled with details of a bank robbery. Molly read them, but, despite tho headlines, she WUH sure It was going to be a dreadfully dull day. Tho leaves of her date book wore filled with minute recordings, very minute recordings In order to cram In all tho special events—luncheons, teas, tea dances, cocktail parties, largo evening functions, oven breakfasts that hostesses worn giving for one debutante or another. "Why a breakfast?" Brent had Inquired once. "You can have breakfast ut homo—In bed." You can have luncheon and dln- ind In bed If you're sick or la/.y." Molly's tone held nor at home, too, nnd In bed If you're feminine scorn for sonlng. "Unless," parly candidate vacationing in the wilds of Colorado. Research committees were supposed to get out literature but no literature appeared. And otherwise "divided authority und confusion and jealousies" dcllnilely barred any useful activities. But after (50 days that is all going to be changed. When Mr. Hamilton got back "things begun to hum al once. A hundred thousand separate pieces of printed and mimeographed matter rolled out of the committee headquarters, the team began to pull together. Jt is pulling now, as one hears the old timers say, 'the National Committee is about to go places and do things.' " It will be interesting lo contrast the picture painted here with the one covering the activities in headquarters having charge of the Roosevelt campaign. The contrast will in itself help lo explain why the Landon candidacy is attracting less attention than it did sixty days ago. masculine rea> sho continued, you're against entertaining In general I'd say your argument Is full of holes." "Might bo a good Idea, at that," Brent had answered. "All that entertaining does for you Is to breed a habit of excitement." A habit for excitement. That must bo true. Everybody was taking a cruise or hurrying away to some resort to escape the seasonal social slump. "And -even 1," Molly thought with characteristic honesty, "wako up wanting something to happen these days. Only It never does." Something did happen! Bored with herself, Molly yawned over tho newspaper with its headlines about the bank robbery. Sho answered a telephone summons Indifferently. Then her pulses leaped at the sound of a deep, strange voice. Almost strange, but there was something familiar about that voice. It was not casual like. Wick's. Not cool and composed like Donald's, or silly and cheerful like Hubert's. It lacked Brent's teasing superiority. This volco was low and reserved nru ]— y( . S| H ho was certain of this—a little unsure of itself. Her Interesting stranger. Mo said, "Hello, Molly Mllford." "Hello, Ram Smith." "That Isn't my real name. Its Nelson—Whlttaker. My friends call mo 'Nelson. 1 Won't you?" There hud been a slight pause between the first nnd last names, which Molly scarcely noticed. "Am I a friend?" Molly asked, glad tho blue-eyed stranger could not see the rush of color to her face. "I hope so, Molly." "Nelson Is a nice name. Not hard RANDOM NOTES You're not angry because 1 called?" "No. Why should I be?" 1 There was a moment of silence Then. "I thought you might bo bored." "I am. Terribly." "So am I. 1 was ^wondering il you'd have dinner with me. But I suppose that's Impossible." "Not Impossible." Molly spoke in a firm tone. "You mean you'll try some'FrencV cooking?" "Yes." Tho word fluttered In her throat. Brent would be furious but what right had ho to dictate to her' "I'll come out about C. Or wouli vou rather meet me some place down Molly considered this a moment. I might bo wiser to meet him down town. "I could meet you al the sldo entrance of Wilson-Marx's around 0." "I'll be there." * * * For dinner at Frcnchy's—wher- ever Frenchy's might be—she would wear her new pleated blue crepe with the white patent belt and a cluster of patent-leather flowers at the neckline. A Hinal' white hat and a white coat with the white fox collar. Tho chauffeur would drop her at Wilson-Marx's around a quarter to 0. She didn't want even the chauffeur to know of this engagement. "Why tho excess enprgy?" Donna sked, finding Molly attacking her oft shining hair with a vigorous rush. "Oh, Just something to do," Molly dmltted, smiling. "I'm fed up with ittlng around wasting time." "Whats 1 become of the Four lorsemen?" 'Wick bores me. Hubert bores mo. Donald bores me." What about Brent?" Donna asked, urvoylng Molly with amused eyes. "Brent bores me more than any f them." Molly spoke vigorously. Brent Is the original caveman. All iO'd need would be an excuse to drag . woman about by her ear. Anyway, 'vo a new man on my mind. He's landsome and stimulating." "I can't quite believe you've top- iled for a new man, Donna drawled. "Not toppled. .lust leaning over a Ittle, like the Tower of Pisa." Molly put down the brush, sat on a stool near Donna and looked up at icr out of lovely, candid eyes. Hho aid slowly, "You wouldn't under- land, because you've always been on ventional. When I'm married I'll otlle down and bo a model wife, too. Jut since I'm not, Pm going out and lave dinner with a man I ran across ast week at The Red Poppy!" "Molly!" Donna's voice was star- led. "What could Brent have been hlnklng of to take you there?" "It was Wick." "Poor Wick. You must have given ilm the devil of a time. Ho surely )olleves self-preservation Is the first aw. Honestly, you aren't serious about going out with this—this Bo- kind of shock to some friends of mine, too. I guess we can make it before the store closes. With everybody putting away stock, the rest room will be empty." A few minutes later Molly stared at herself. Yes, clothes made all the difference. In the cheap, bright green crepe and the cheap hat with a green feather at the side sho looked exactly as tho other girl had a moment bo- fore. Tho shoes were a trifle loose, hut not 'enough to matter greatly. The other girl opened her purso and took out a handkerchief and a small pack- ago, then handed her purse to Molly. Sho was smiling qucerly. "Empty, Molly decided. Her own purse was filled with bills. Sho took one bill out. "There's about 50 or $60 In bills In this purse," she told the girl. "Please.keep them. And look me up soon. I'm sure there's something I could do to help you. We're not miles apart—two girls cut from the same pattern—" "I'm afraid it's too late—now," the other said sadly. "I'm going away. But it's nice to know there are some kind people—even now." Something in her expression caught at Molly's heart. "I don't know your name," she cried. "It's on an envelope In the purse," tho girl told her. At the sldo entrance of tho store, Molly saw Nelson Whlttaker, anxiously scanning tho faces of the crowd. He looked into her face for a moment blankly. Then, as Molly smiled, recognition leaped to his eyes. (Continued Tomorrow) =(By O. O. McINTYKE) icmlan?" He Isn't a Bohemian." Molly VIEWPOINT OF THE READERS 711ILE the Chinese and Japanese delegates to the Institute of Pacific Relations conference in Yosemite Valley are discussing the relationship of their home stales with academic freedom, the. political aims of Japan are announced from Tokio with practical exactitude. The members of the Institute may talk as they please; their own governments do not seem to be influenced by the interchange of ideas. At the Institute meeting the Chinese delegates challenged the motives of Japan on the Easl Asiatic mainland, and asserted that the ultimate intention of Tokio was to control China. To these charges Ihe Japanese members of the Institute replied that their government's only purpose was to co-operate with China on a program of unification and reconstruction. Daily the lobby of The Bakcrsficld Cali- forniun is again tilled with men and women as il was during the late summer and autumn last year patiently awaiting the first edition of the paper with Ihe hope that the classified page will supply (hem with Ihe so- i blast: n 1*000 lulion of Ihe problem "Where can we find a house?" It is a disquieting situation when men with employment in Bakcrsflcld are unable to obtain living quarters for their families, for active as is residential construction, it is not active enough lo supply Ihe demand. And there is another phase of house hunting that is disturbing to a good many people. The reader has noticed on the classified page the "Houses for Rent" or "Apartments for Rent" ads, with Ihe line "No children or pets." Says a newcomer in Ihis connection, "I arrived here about a week ago to accept a very line position. 1 am married and have a daughter eighl years old. My family is arriving here soon but up lo now 1 have not 0 * been able to rent an apartment or . . . . iii.- home because I nave a daughter. TKN VKARS AC.O (The Callfonilin. Ilita data. 10281 Headlines: 65 miners trapped after last: Two killed and $1.000,000 ..roperty damage toll of hurricane; Recover five bodies In mine tragedy: Storm hits Louisiana's cotton, rlco and sugar crops; Friends at bier of tho Reverend K. R. Kullor mourn his loss; Valentino receives far more space than Doctor Kllot; Film actor to bo burled In Hollywood; Joe Cannon fulling rapidly. J. C. Graves will leave for Los Angeles tonight. Miss Marjorlo Barratt, home demonstration agent urges all persons attending tho county fair to wear old shoc-s. If they do this they will be comfortable and the fair will be a success shi- said. ipokc. slowly. "He's much more at- ractlve. Donna, haven't you ever tnown tho time when you wore so eager for something different that you'd have gone out with"—her eyes >11 on the headlines of the paper—"a bank robber, If he'd ask you?" "Mercy, no!" Donna shuddered prettily. "I can't say I have ever 'elt that low. What queer ideas you lave sometimes, Molly. As a matter of fact, you don't know anything about this new man. Ho might bo mything." , 'I suspect he's an Iconoclast." Molly smiled a little. "I seem to have heard the word." 3onna replied vaguely. "People who pull down things." "Pull down inherited Ideas such as caste, conceived to protect the prlvl- eges of the few," Molly supplied helpfully. "Goodness, what would your father ;ay if he knew you were going out with a man like that?" • * • It was £0 minutes to 6 when Molly stepped from her car and dismissed the chauffeur. .She stood for a moment, watching the long, shining car gradually lose Itself In the sea of traffic. It occurred to her, as she stood there, that It might have been wiser to send a message by Davis, telling Donna where she was going to dine. But that was a silly thought. Frenchy's might be a name Nelson Whlttaker had given the restaurant, because of that broken-down old Frenchman who ran It. Tho real name of the place might bo eome- thing quite different. Sho turned and started toward tho sldo entrance of Wilson-Marx', but before sho reached tho wide. swing- Ing glass doors she stopped abruptly. A girl was standing there. A girl who was as much like Molly as her own reflection in a mirror. Molly walked closer. "It's not believable," she said, "but It's true, Isn't it?" Tho other girl smiled a little cynically. "Yes," she replied. "I've often seen vour picture In tho paper. Once I'cut It out and asked a boy friend If wo weren't as alike as two peas. He said I had a crush on myself, but I knew wo were alike. Not that it made any difference. Yon can't do much with yourself without clothes. I did have my hair cut like yours, but I couldn't really look llko you do—" "Clothes," Molly said slowly, "mako a difference." Her voice was bewildered. This was one of the things that couldnt happen—yet it had. Talking with this girl with the golden-brown hair was almost like talking to herself. But vastly different, too. Because unless terrible and cruel things had happened to you, your voice could never sound so cold, so hopeless as this girl's did. Molly studied the other girl. The same slender nose, slightly tipped. Tho same shade of hair, the same eyes, tho same contour of face. They were about the same size, too. A difference of two or three pounds, at KOITOIfS NOTE: The California!) will print lettprs from readers. Such loiters MUST be confined to 200 words, written IcBlbly and on one side, of tho iiapnr. The spare limit Is Imperative. Letters of more than 200 words will be rejected. They must be. bona. fldely Binned by thn writer with complete addresses Rlvon, although the name may not be. published. No anonymous communication will be printed. This Is emphatic. The rallfornlan re.ierrcs the rlitht to delete or reject any or all manuscripts and Is not responsible for sentiments contained therein. N 15W YORK, Aug. 20.—With the disappearance of the old-fash- loneJ family—and thus the "family entrance"—wo have today a disenchanting lineup of ladles at tho beer bars. Ladles feeling high, roguishly rouged, buoyantly bunned and entirely too come-hither. They look at one as though to say: "Whatever It Is you were going to say. don't say It. We've heard It before. We know all the answers, etc." Thus develops a class that not only mention unmentionables but shouts them. And In this we have lost something. The blushes, shyness, self-consciousness. It would be apt Just now to recapture tho fun of the old huskln 1 boe, with Its red ear nnd all that. I am thinking of a church supper given out our way—u crotch of the creek place of mooing cows, oaken water buckets with gourd dippers and gnarled apple trees. And I recall tho fresh, red faces of those hosomy matrons who served such a swell chicken dinner—flakey fried chicken and cocoanut cake with two-fingered Icing—and I'd like to trade somehow about two dozen girls of tho beer bars for ono blushing gal In blue gingham. I met tho late Tommy Melghan but once, although we had exchanged several notes over a period. Tho meeting was at a Billy Seenmn din nor and Meighan was already beginning to show the wear of tho devastating malady that consumed him. His name was tied chiefly to "The Miracle Man," which made him, Lon Chancy and Betty Compson. Betty Compson ia recalled for tho curl of her lips In that picture She played a lady of the underworld The story buzzed that she had "one through plenty of trouble trylnj? to catch on In Hollywood and was drafted for that picture when In ful blown pout at careering. And the director recognized the value of keep ing her In that mood. Mcighan talked chiefly of George j Ade, his friend whom he invieglec with overnight success into scenario writing. There was no one so great in literature, friendship or under standing to him as Adc. Indeed, on of tho most devoted friendships ver knew about. Mcighan and Ade Id a sort of reappearance later. That s, Melghan played in a picture Ado vrote called "Back Homo and 3roke," a swell picket-fence drama vlth touches only Ado knew how to icattcr. Uuss Colo and I were musing to- lay what our Kugcno Fields might say If they could return to see the announcement that tho Newspaper 3ulld will be seated at tho next A. F. of T*. convention and behold cur- .oonlsts picketing the Now Ydrlt nagazlnea In tho manner of the garment workers! What a different world It has become In a quick spin of tho wheel! There Is a snow white doorway on _!ramercy Park, West,'that Is, Indeed, a museum piece. It's worth a . detour to see, especially when dusk Is sifting its silvery quietude over the maples. I have visited It many times and always there Is a.loiterer or so catching Its poetic glint. A vein of Victorian still etreaks Qra- mercy. During the present summer, I have seen families dining In basement dining rooms by candle light and practicing every courtesy and leisurely manner attributed to the park's older and less hurried epoch. Oramercy Pork, as It stands, somehow recalls that era when wives, feeling that their chamber of commerce husbands lacked color, dashed off to "tho Continent" for a turn with the hand kissers. The lost era when American husbands were content with a hard day's work and a little porch rocking In the dusk! A famous Impersonation of the newspaper' shops Is one by Jimmy Swinnerlon of an old-time minstrel man on parade. It was. of course, back in tho ho.rae and buggy days and the fellow Swlnnerton Imitates was a marching trombone player who keeps ono eye on tho music as ho plays and marches and the other on the street debris, which he sidesteps neatly and then gets back Into the proper line without missing a step or beat of a drum. It Is so hilarious managing editors had to forbid It during working hours because It disrupted the staffs. CAN'T GET ROOMS Editor The California!!: I just wanted to put before you my experiences In your fair city. I arrived hero about a week ago. to accept a very fine position. I am married and have a very fine young daughter eight years old. My family Is arriving hero Wednesday noon. Up till now T haven't been able to rent an apartment or furnished home because I have a child. I have been convinced that I am an outlaw because I have a daughter. Is this the kind of people you have hero? Are they all alike? I am moving out of a furnished home In Pasadena that cost $40,000. The rug on the front room cost $2000. To think hero in your city we are barred out of a two or three room apartment because we have a daughter! It looks like the only place I am going to live In your city is In a hotel room. Understand I am not blaming you. I just want to see If you think tho case is serious enough to run an article in your paper of tho conditions here. I am willing to pay up to $45 for a double apartment or a furnished By PAUL MALLON—Copyright 1936) \\7ASHINGTON, Aug 'V sniinriprl llkn worloi 26. — It sounded llko serious international business when Hitler sent a dozen warships to Spain. Under tho outmoded rules of 1914 diplomacy, it would have meant war. Nations then talked less and fought more. Now, however, we have phonetic diplomacy. In measuring tho Importance of the daily crisis In Europe, it is necessary to distinguish between sound and substance. Dor Fuehrer has learned from II Duco that it Is cheaper to talk than to fight; that the one who talks loudest frequently does not have to fight. He has had no opportunity to show off his navy since he built one. Nor has he had an opportunity to display his newly assumed importance for Germany In world affairs. Tho parade of German vessels to Spain was accompanied by tho goose stepping of grayclad Nazi troopers at homo. The people ato It up. Germany again had a place in the council of nations! Der Fuehrer was Indeed tho little giant! home. If you will notice all advertisements in your paper read "no children or pets." Really, I am heartbroken. OT1S.B. CROSSWHIT1D Hotel Tegeler, Bakersfield, August 25. 1936. DEVIIVS ISLAND Editor The Californlan: In the last two years it Is estimated that 22,000 prisoners have attempted to escape from Devil's Island. Only 2500 have succeeded in hanging It on a limb, while many of those who failed In their attempt to floo to safety preferred suicide rather than return to Cayenne. It is said that tho men of France's Alcutraz Island arc undernourished and that a continuation of such an Institution is a stain on tho honor of France. Many escaped convicts have petitioned that if Franco wanted to be a state of culture the "Hell of Cayenne" must cease to exist. WILLIAM J. GRANDOSCIIKK. Bakersfield, Aug. 21, 1936. Hell Hitler! Outside diplomatists rightly dls- Nick Gumbos says the flroek col- , th e InO st. ony h«-ri> plans a $15.000 church. | "Well." Molly said shakily. "I N. I'. Peterson, former county j Bllcss i' VP nlt . t my double. They say supervisor has left, an estate of al- ! everyone has one." most $50,000. "So what?" the other asked sarcas- , tlcally. "We're a million miles apart HeaUlint'M: Villa ready to strike ! again at I'hlhuahua City; Uowell is j Moved by a sudden impulse, half now epected lo be U. O. P. state i compassion and some other feeling chairman; Comhlos. last obstacle to i she didn't stop to analyze, Molly said: allied drive at Bapuumo is tottering; j "I'd like to change clothes with you. Six sailors drown as ship founders, i I'd u s soon be wearing yours as . Indian blames jealousy for killing j mine." been able to rent an apartment or furnished of squawman; 'jju.uoo union men to strike tomorrow in N. V.. labor leader says; N'et Income of S. P. is increased D4 per cent. , . . i • i i • ' Funeral of the' lain (icorgc J. this particular Complaint has nothing to Planz will be held on Wednesday. Tom Hurke says he Is being do with the broader one of scarcity of homes Both the charge and the answer are al- i f or \va«c-earners, but it is something to at- reudy familiar to observers of international j lnu . t u u . attention of the individual owner affairs. But it is curious that the most in- ! ,,f „ house or iin apartment. l)o«s may be tellife'ent and best informed men of both '• taboo, but surely not children. Our coin- nations are not any more free of personal , plaining correspondent with the one daiifih- bius than the least informed of their mi- j t t . r says: "1 am willing to pay up to #15 for tionals. Facts may demonstrate that Japan i an apartment or furnished home, but when is wrong and that China has a grievance, j m ,d in your columns 'No children and no but ancient prejudices prevail. The lusti- j j H . ts ' ] U m really heart-broken." lute bas no authority to enforce its conclu- | .sions. It accumulates and discusses data in uii academic way, and there its usefulness beeins to end. As evidence of this the newspapers carried on the same page (he report of the Yosemite discussion und an announcement from Japan giving its basic governmental policies at home und ubroad. Among them says snowed under with applications for display space at the county fair. H. W. Hilly has gone to San Francisco for a two weeks' vacation. (AitiKressniaii Denver S. Church "oh yeah!" "I'lease believe me. I'm In earnest. I want to change with you." Tho girl's laugh rang harshly. "Toll that to someone who hasn't cut her wisdom teeth yet. Besides," she added. "I won't need clothes much where I'm going." "You're going away?" "Yes." "Thon pleaxe take these with you — isn't there Home place where we could HOUGH STREETS Editor Tho Calltornlan: Motorists certainly put up with a lot of punishment in Bakersfield from rough streets. As for me, I am a pedestrian. But I was badly shaken recently when driven to a home in the southern part of this city. My driver, with no Intention at being funny, said: "It's as rough as 11." Wo returned on H, and the Maine might well have been said for It. I shall continue to walk. But there Is another situation. The sidewalks. Frequently one section of paving Juts out higher than tho rest, and I .stumble; one time 1 fell. Thon on Sixteenth street there are umbrella and mulberry trees that lean over the walk and present a person with a dusty caress, if ho doesn't stoop. Wish I could fly. JAMIOS GOODMAN. Bakersfleld, Ann. 1U, !!>;!«. cerned tho purpdse, .paid unexcltod attention to the move. • • • /COOPERATION—Britain even gave ^ Hitler a reasonable time to impress the world and tho people at home before stepping Into the pic ture. Tho British seem to understand tho phonetics game and go along with it, but do not play It very well. It Is not easily adapted to the spirit of constitutional governments. You cannot fool tho people easily unless you control tho press and all the avenues of their Information. The Importance of Hitler's grandstand play faded under Britain's solemn warning that she would not tolerate anything resembling a blockade of Spanish ports. So dii the crisis. Italy promptly notiflec Britain of her acceptance of the French proposals for a joint neutral Ity pact. This left the Hitler cheering sec tlon suspended In mid-air, but onh for a moment. Britain promptly of fered a helping hand with tho face saving suggestion that the Spaulsl government offer an apology foi having searched one of Mr. Hitler's ships on tho high seas. Note—The only thing which realh worries the diplomatists In this slm pie game is that It is being playec government officials. Usually tho accused politician in Russia not only glibly admits the charges at his public trial but insists that his crime was twice as big. The custom is not widespread outside fus- sia. Authorities here have no dlrejt" lino on how the SSinovleff-KameneK onfesslons were obtained, but tlloy avc heard how some similar confes- lons have developed In the past. Only tho uninitiated believe the old lory that the GPU pounds admis- ilons from prisoners with a rubber lose. • This honored and ancient police method has been widely used at times, but seldom promotes tho In It usually leads to repudiations of con- 'esslons later In open court. Russian officials have found it* more effective to barter with their prisoners on a more practical basis. They have the power of life, death, comfort and happiness over all the relatives and friends of the accused, tho wife, children, sweethearts. "An accused prisoner generally appreciates tho hopelessness of his own escape and can often he Induced to give the Soviets the kind of a propaganda confession they want In re:urn for promises of protection to loved ones whoso names are never publicly mentioned. It has been done more than once. with real blanks. ammunition Instead o CKUVILITY—The abject ^ Dions which Russia confes general! produces from her political prison ers are always amazing to Amerlcai oluuteer spirit so distinctive Russian confessions. In fact, PUPPETRY—Every time trouble, breaks out in Europe, Japan moves again in China. This has been established Japanese policy since 1931. As soon as world diplomats concentrated their attention on Spain, the Japanese ambassador to China. Shlgeru Kawagoe. got busy. Ho sent a calling invitation to Shakey, Elderly, General Sung Cheh-Yuan. chairman of the so-called Hopel- Chahar political council. Such an invitation from a Japanese ambassador is a command to any official of tho north China government. The old warrior was "advised" by the ambassador that his government should ask Japan for financial and technical assistance to exploit the natural resources of North China. Later the ambassador announced to foreign correspondents In Pelplng that tho General was "In complete agreement" with the suggestion. Ho did not go to the trouble of adding that the General had u choice of being In agreement or out of a job. Japan has spent too many millions in her military conquest to accept "no." or even "maybe," from a Chinese general who occupies his post at the pleasure of tho Japanese in what is virtually occupied territory. for three days ' change'.' We must hurry because I'm . r ^7 meeting a friend here at 0." Stone will ho In "You havn't much time," the other of the Shatter branch library. ! girl replied. "All right. Anything to oblige. If you're planning to give the boy friend the, shock of his life, will campaign starting on (let Mrs. Martha S /H\ TFTrTTTr 1 '^/ (C* A ^X7 (D) HEY SAY We cannot preserve our democracy and our liberties if, every tlnus someone says somethliiK' that I do i not agree with. 1 get the chief of 1 police to arrest him. •—Dr. Harry W. ! EttloKon. Chicago rabbi. Is there nobody in this big city that can i lhlvt ' W « M>1 ' " • walking IIIIUTV YKAKS A(.(l Tl.r Cjlir^iiiil.,11, llili dale. 19001 Headline*: Schools will open on September in; Skating rink company l.s complete here; Harry Thomas to be manager; llerreru I* coming homo to HaUer.-ilieUI for ; AH Sun Kranciseo Is result of strike of car We have been talking J'or years I'll accommodate you. It will bo u i "''"A",, 1 ' 10 »"der|,rivile Bt .d boy or jjirl .' j UM It they were In Home other house- A THOUGHT FOKTODAY hold, sumo other city. I often wonder, if wo luok c.uvfully. whether 1 we may not find them at homo.— I Dr. Amos O. Squire, medical head of ' Sing Sing prison. men; Second day 01 strike shown no ! Well hath Knaiax prophesied of you hope of tiottlement; Third murder in ; hypoi-riles, <i.v it i.t written. This In a» many days. An infestation of water beetles is bothering Ihe city. Streets are lit- rentier assistance to this newcomer who would locate his family here, and if not, is there none willing to finance a new structure which will supply a home for his fain- i tl ' r<111 wilh ll< '" (1 Illul living bugs. .. .... . . * . i ii ,, "• "• )>lsM lm - s returned from ily, including lus daughter.' Or shall the ocean park when- his family is community landlords insist upon "No chil- ''T-'ntcM A 1 istoii"h"s r rpiurii.Hi from flri'it''" Long I teach where hu has been on 1 u vacation He answered and suitl unto them, ;)fop/<' honourelh with their lips, but their heart in far from vie. —St. Mark 1:ti. • r t The devil can rite Scripture for his ; purpose. An evil soul, producing holy witness. Is like u villain with a smiling check: a goodly tipple rotten 1 at Ihe heart.—Shakespeare. Gee. they have almost us many people, here as they do at the bull game. And that Hpeechmaker there, why he .i{ ( ' ll< almost as much applause as 1 do out in SI. Louis.— Dizzy Dean. St. Louis Cardinal pitcher, \\ltiieKslng Democratic convention (By FREDERIC J. IIASKIN)= Q. How do tho from horse racing taxes received In New York, Maryland and Florida compare?— E. F. A. In 1935, the state of Now York received profits from horse races which amounted to $438,497; Maryland received $90!>.000; Florida received $054,421. Tho Florida total is figured by seasons. Q. What would be the reaction be If lightning struck a marble or bronze statue?—F. C. O. A. A bronze statue would probably bo tindtiniuKed. • A marble statue would probably be shattered. Q. Has the attendance been good at tho WPA theaters?—H. F. A. Works Progress Administration figures show that attendance at the 19,107 WPA performances had totaled 8,342,276 on Juno 30. Q. How many students attend summer classes at Columbia University. New York City?—S. F. A. Registration this summer consists of 11,527 students. Q. What does TWX mean?—D. N. A. It stands for teletypewriter exchange, In which teletypewriters are Interconnected Just as two telephones are exchange. connected through an I A reader rait »t Hit answer to anj question It was pretty torrihle comini; over ] a i lift hy »rliliu Tin iiakemfieiii Callfimilan on this trip. I only had two women with me.—Tommy Manville, much married millionaire playboy. Infornmtlun Itureau. Krcdcrti; J. lUaktn. lit rector. Wahhtugtun, fl. L'. IMeaee ibrte (3) cenu foi raiit.r. Q. How are appointments made to the Texas Hangers?—n. C. C. A. The Texans Rangers constitute a division of tho Department of Public Safety of Texas and appointments are made by tho Public Safety Commission, upon the recommendation of the director. Only citizens of the state of Texas can bo appointed members of the Texas'- Hanger force. There are only HO men employed on the force and they are veteran peace officers. Q. Why do manufacturers of pumps make the Intake larger than the discharge?—J. H. D. A. The Bureau of Agricultural Engineering says that they make the intake larger than the discharge been use tho friction of the water In the suction pipes should bo kept low and this requires a larger Inlpe than la necessary on tho discharge side. , -/ Q. How much money is invested in the liquor business?—N. K. i A. About JDOO.OOU.OOO. More than I 1,000,000 workers arc employed.

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