The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on August 27, 1936 · Page 20
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Bakersfield, California
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THURSDAY. AUGUST 27, 1936 4 CtJttodal $arj;e of Ufa ^afeerstftellr Califorman ALFRED HAURBTjL EDITOIl AND PltOPntETOB 'i I II i i; 8 {Hit California!. Ispufrt 1'vory Kvr-nln* F.xr"pt Sundny in Ilakfrsflclil. K>rn <V»iintj. CnllfornlM Entered in poM nffd-f nt nnUrrfiflrld, (':il!fornin. RN Kfronrt flacs mull mmier mulrr Ihr Act of CniiBrw Mnrrli ,1. 1S71P MKMHKR OF THK ASSOCIATKD I'llKSS Vhr AsHoriHtriJ I'rrj-- In r tehlM vr-ly ctiUUf-il to tlir u**'' for piilOlrntion of nil nrwr, r)lH>«iHic"; crr-ilitc-«l lo It or Hot ollirru i*r ff-dlirtl in thla iniprr. Jiml nl.-io thn local liew-B piilillshi-rt Uirrrlti. Tho HnlirrMMi] Cnllfornliin In nlpn n client of thr t; t i!tr.<| Pri-ss mid the t'nllr-rl NTc-wii nml r Ivpx the c-ompli'to loused \vlrn fsrr\d-o of t"Mh. IIKPHKSKNTATIVHS Hrynni ilrlfflth A llnmcon, Inc. Now York. Chicago, Detroit, Alliuitn. l Wf-M-llollldiiy-MoKiMifpn Co.. Inr. San FrfltidhCo, lx>« Angclon. Seattle. Pnrtlutid WASHINGTON. H. C.. IirKKAt: Prodorlo ,1. HnNkln, Director, W.-ishliiBton, I). C. PRICK DfllNfm] by rarrler or ninll In poxtiil y.onos nne, two, three, l«?r month, fif.c; 0 months, J.1.M; 1 yr-nr, f7.0t). By mail In poMnl (sontB four to I>IK!I(. per month, KDe. THIS I'Al'KR MAD10 IN THK U. H. A. he makes little effort lo bring his crop lo maturity? Thai calls for consideration. We know something of governmental experience under Ihe AAA regime when bonuses were paid for crop destruction and for not growing crops, and it can be imagined what may happen under a system of crop insurance which might and doubtless would, in many instances, militate against industry mill iigaiusl intelligent farming. Secretary Wallace is enthused over the, proposal of crop insurance, bul when one considers it in all its intricacies Ijis enthusiasm may not be shared by the maj >r number of American people who, afler all, will be called upon It) foo.l Ihe bill, whatever it amounts to. Kick and. IIKHIS IIKIIK TODAY »Mlr Mllfnr'l, rl.-li ami jwci/Hf. h» rTpltM pr'MMnnbi nf marriage frtrin miltrim. Inn tlrrnr. Stuart, wli'mi shr lnir«, has mil askf.l her lo many him. fl-tti-it uflh parties Mnllj aftkn Krrnf t'l lak« her In "Tho H*-d PiH'tM." a (lUMtl'piiahle nliliL rliih. lie refu»ev Mnllj. annoird. «'"* with Wick linn, another admirer. Thn llslili in nut Miffitonlr ami whrn (her <-"in* on again Moll) find* hcrtflf dancing nlth a hamlqoma Mranger. lln l.i, In reality. .NnlKfin Knrxii.snn, hank rnhhrr. anil he la one of a iiroup planning lo nylrlt Molly away and hnld IIT fiT ranioin. A frw ilayn later Frrgliatm telephones and ash* tiT to haie dinner mth him. Molly agire^. Waiting for him at a ilomitonn •tnip, hlie enirounlrra a girl who aiiprara to he lur eiart double. ImpiilBlrel), Molly et- rhajjtiei her linuilouji cofflume tor the other filtl'a bhalihy one. NOW (IO ON WITH THE STOUT THE SWIMMING POOLS T HK failure of the proposal to issue bonds i in the amount of sonic $90,000 for the construction of swimming pools was not unexpected by those who recognize what a difficult task il is to secure a 2 to 1 victory at the polls. That is the problem the proponents of the bonds were faced with and it is creditable to their effort thai they did obtain a substantial majority vote even if thai majority fell considerably below the heedful two-thirds of the participating electorate. The very fact that the election was held in connection with the general primary contest added to the difficulties of the proponents. At n special election the enlhus- i(psin engendered in behalf of swimming pools would hove conlribulcd lo securing a two-thirds vote of (hose who took the trouble to go to the polls; bul in such an election ns that of Tuesday there were other issues which brought out a much heavier percentage of the vole, that percentage including most of the people within the cily limits who pay taxes upon property. It is well within Hie truth to say thai Hie vast majority of such taxpayers arc very definitely opposed to increasing their taxes by incurring a municipal indebtedness. Doubtless it was that fact which is responsible for the result. There can be no question us to the advantage of providing the improvement which was the basis of the bond campaign, nor, according to information available, need the people be deprived of swimming pools because of the defeat of the bond issue. There is a substantial surplus which can be made available for such improvement if the Council sees fit to spend it for that purpose, and there is no good reason why an allocation could not be had from the federal government for a project as sound as this one. There naturally was some question over the advisability of issuing bonds to meet a public improvement which can probably be created without going into debl, and the hope is lhal the leadership which awakened so much enthusiasm throughout the city in favor of the pools during the campaign just concluded will give earnest thought to the best method of presenting this matter to (he authorities of the city with a view to securing action that will make the pools available before another summer season is here. A SIGNAL VICTORY I N TI1K face of the marvelous showing made by Congressman Henry li. Slubhs in the live counties of his district, it is disclosed thai he failed by a narrow margin lo si-cure the Hepublican endorsement of his candidacy, bul his overwhelming vote indicates that his election in November will be but a formality. In Kern County in addition to 11,000 Democratic votes, Mr. Slubbs received on a partial count, 2800 Hepublican votes, with the high Republican candidate totaling but a few hundred in excess' of thai figure. At Santa Barbara the Congressman, in addition to 10,000 Democratic votes, polled nearly 2000 Hepublican votes, and these lig- ures arc fairly typical of the returns from the other counties. With the Democratic vote alone, the district would return Congressman Stubbs to Hie position which he has filled co creditably for two lerms, but with Hie added Hepubli- can support given him in the primary he will score an overwhelming victory. . ^a» i LAliOll NEEDED I N TIIK agricultural areas of the county , there is insistent call for additional labor. ; The Slate Free Employment Agency in Uak- ] crstield notes that Delano vineyardists arc unable lo secure the assistance required in grape cutting, and in the vicinity of Fresno the same dilliculty is being encountered. Ac- i cording lo the statement of Ihe WPA management, all available WPA workers have ! been absorbed by the agricultural demand, but it is slill Ihc record that in many centers of California there are several thousand men i on relief, drawing wages from the govern- 1 inent, and il would seem that they might ! readily be transferred to the vineyards and i orchards which require their services. ; Meantime the demand for labor continues i in many centers. Housewives need domes- j lie help, there is diOlculty in securing com- i mon labor and il would seem that with this I situation existing the necessity for addi- j tional projects to supply employment of "made work" should soon reach a minimum. CHAI'TKR V When they were seated In tho low, powerfully built roadster Nelson Whlttalier turned and stared at Molly. Mis expression waH puzzled, dlspleaced. "What," he bugan, "have you done to yourself? It's a nuistiueradc, IHII'I If.' Monio kind ot Joke on me'.'" Molly didn't like the tone of his voice. It WOH Irritated, tinned with rcHi.-titinoiil. "Uon'l you like me as well hi these clothes?" she asked. •Suddenly he mulled. "So that was It- It was a tcHt. \VIIH it?" I low absurd! What enormous con- felt! Kor n moment shu almost thought she disliked him. Still that wouldn't be fair, just because, he was showing human Imperfections. And, If Him wero honest, nho had been wondering If Molly Mllford In a M.D8 f'i-es» and a $2,US hat would be as attractive to this romantic new friend UN Molly Mllford In an original creation and a scandalously expenslvo hat. "•Suits me, If It does you," Nelson Whlttaker spoko abruptly, "but tho Idea back of It puz/.les me." Molly was silent for a moment. Thn words had sounded crude. Sho felt a sense of disappointment, too. be- CUIIHC he was not quite as handsomo by daylight as he had been In tho softened glow of "Thn lied Poppy-." •She didn't quite know what she had expecti'd, but not this pasty, whlto look, nor tin; llttlo lines under his eyes. Maybe his work at the hank wns night work. Maybe sho was do- Ing him un Injustice, when she decided ho looked dissipated and jaded. At any rate, he was properly dressed In n well-tailored blue serge, and blue tie with flecks of gray. "The 't'nlve,rslty of the World' hii.s taught hlifl sumo things," Molly thought. "Me might have worn ;i tie that shrieked or shoes that creaked. Whore have my democratic feelings gtitio? Here I am—finding ' fnult already." " , She prnceedfil In "turn on the j cliarm," IIH Urcnt iiliv.ays put It. chut- ' ting In frlentllv fnshln'ii b'H '>•••• • ••- I i-ort seemed abstracted, unresponsive. • • » .Molly was troubled. Tho thought of T?rent brought a lump in her ; throat. How wise he was. What fool- ] Ish, romantic notion had brought her i out tonight with a man who was a j complete stranger to her? On her way with him to some unknown place called "Frenehy's"? Froi Files RANDOM NOTES THE LATEST PANACEA OECRETARY WALLACE has found the O panacea for the ills that beset the farmer, nothing else than crop insurance. When il becomes a reality it will be impossible for the farmer to lose. If his year's effort is successful he is assured of compensating returns; if unsuccessful he will have the returns anyway through the governmental insurance agency. As to the latter, authority at Washington has said thai Ihe cost in any one year to Ihe government might be in the nature of $25,000,000, but in view of the troubles which have overtaken the Middle West this year, it is obvious that surli a lig- ure is absurd. If those fanners whose crops are lost and whose lands are devastated had had crop insurance the cost of protection would have run into an ama/ing sum far beyond any possible premium that could have been accumulated through a series of fat years. Hut without considering a disaster which might come from drought or pests, it appears there will be some vexed problems for the government to solve. What will be accepted as the basis of yield upon n given area of land? Would it not be necessary to ascertain its history covering a number of years? One does not have to be imaginative to understand that the cost of Ihe maintenance of such a department would in itself run into an ama/ing figure. And further, what of the insured fanner xvho is so satisfied with being insured that If Ihe newspaper-reading public had ever j had any doubt as lo cleverness of the pub- I licily campaign centered in Washington | relative to the Mississippi election, il now j finds the answer. Day by day it was given out that Senator Pat Harrison, Xo. 1 champion of the President in the Senate, was in i jeopardy in the senatorial race in Mississippi, ! and day by day it was stressed that if he | were defeated it would mean a severe blow | lo Ihc New Deal, while if he were victorious it would show popular endorsement of Ihe administration. Of course there never was a shadow of i doubt as to the result. Observers well knew i that Senator Harrison would be re-elected ! anil by an overwhelming majority, just as i lie has been. His victory was achieved by a '. two lo one, perhaps a three to one vote, his lead being phenomenal in view of the war, fare that was waged against him, and the victory is now hailed as ;m endorsement of the administration, which never was in ques- (itui. Hut the astuteness of the publicity campaign lies in the fact that there was a definite etl'ort made to lead Ihe public to believe that the administration was on trial [ and that a victory would have unusual politi- ' eal significance. It is just a case of knowing how to do it ! or not knowing how, and obviously the publicity men representing the administration know how. They have succeeded in making a big story of a "victory," when there never was any doubt of the result. The Landon people can lake a lesson from the opposition in the mailer of intelligent and effective publicity, also in timely activity in a j campaign of necessarily limited duration. TKX YKARS AGO (The I'allfomlan. this dale. 192SI Headlines: Commander John Rodgers killed: Hero of Hawaiian flight dies when plane: falls near I'hlla- '• delpbla; Valentino's body lures mill- ] tlludes; Charles I'eevia Is executed for murder of J. C. Scott; 13 fishermen missing and $-4.000,000 loss In gulf-coast storm: Kayos discounts Alniee's claims; Woman seeks share of J. I.. Flood estate. At midnight Saturday Bakersfleld will assist In the writing of another page In 1'aclffc coast avliitlon history for at that time the first ;ilrmuil plane will land at Bakersfleld. Horace Dupes, chief of police, says burglary Is decidedly on the wane here. C. 1*. Itopson is In I^os Angeles on business. II. K. IHckMon of the high school has prepared an elementary course In agriculture for the grammar schools. •nVKNTV YKAKS AliO (The I'alifornUn. thU ilnte. ItMU) Headlines: Itumaula Joins entente allies In the win-; S-liotir day law Is new Wilson plan to prevent strikes: Final reply of K. U. heads Is still to be submitted; 1'astor denies love charges of young girl; Closing day of campiilgu In Kern county is ended; Hall fulls as frotik storm visits this district; Italy declares war air.' <!crman empire. The closing day of the prlmnry campaign hi Kern county bus passed by almost as quietly as the opening days with the only interests manifested that ovi-r the candidacies of Krwln W, Owen anil II. A. 1'ealrs for th<- Superior Court. The heaviest rain recorded In August for many years fell hero today depositing .l!i of an inch of water over the city Jesse Hiilu'i-kern has returned after a month's visit In Oregon. A. S. Waterman was a visitor hero from Wasco. "Is It far to Frenehy's?" she asked j suddenly. i He turned and she felt his eyes ! searching her face. "Not very," ho i said. "Why?" [ Molly hesitated. "I was thinking j If (I Is, pcrhiips It would bo best not to go there tonight, because I must be JHick by 10." "Doublc-dallng? Well, If you keep him waiting, that's his hard luck." No, Molly decided. 1 don't llko him nt all. 1 wish I were nt home. He WHS putting on some sort of act lit "Tho Red Poppy." Now, for some reaflon, hu Isn't even Irving to be nice. Sho resolved suddenly that after this night's experience was safely behind she would never be Impulsive ngaln. Meanwhile, It would not do to become morbid and Imagine things that made her feel cold and unhappy. Bolstered by this sensible resolution, Molly relaxed comfortably In her seat and prepared to enjoy the flying green landscape, since only monosyllabic tidbits In tho way of conversation were being offered. "Comfortable?" Nelson Whlttaker Inquired. "Yes, perfectly," Molly answered. "This Is a grand car. It's new, Isn't It?" "Well, almost. 1 bought It today from a fellow because It's some traveler." "CSoIng away?" Molly asked "I'm thinking of it." Odd. Everybody seemed to be go- Ing away. Molly was wishing now that she had gone to Lake Placid, as Uonna hud suggested. Then sho wouldn't be moving away from familiar surroundings In a car that could travel. Nelson AVhlttaker must make it marvelous salary to be able to go out and buy a car llko this so casually. There was that llttlo bell again, ringing a warning In her brain. Morbid, silly, but just the same, when sho reached "Frenehy's" sho would Invent some excuse and reach a telephone. She wouldn't drive back to town tonight with this moody stranger. She stole a look at her companion. In the waning afternoon light, his face was revealed grimly lined. • * • Molly breathed quickly, then spoke impulsively: "I'm afraid It was only n n Impulse, asking mo out to dinner, and already you're regretting It. Or perhaps I hurt your pride accepting your Invitation and coming dressed like this. Somehow I have the feeling you are not pleased. There's something- wrong. Let's turn back." "Not a chance!" Ills voice rang vibrantly. "I'm sorry if I've been rudc.'To tell the truth, there's a deal I'm trying to put over. A big deal, and my nerves nr<> Jumpy. Maybe | you've never gambled. If I lose—" "He's put everything he has Into some stock and Is afraid his Judgment was bad." Molly reasoned. "The boys who tipped me off got me Into this—-well. I can't explain to you. Rut I've a feeling that one of them would give me the wrong steer If he dared. You see 1 don't altogether trust him. A bird—" He caught himself up suddenly, and Molly felt his eyes on her again. "My father says you can't trust anybody who's too anxious to sell you stock these days," Molly said. Nelson Whlttaker nodded. "Just let me catch any of my friends selling me tho wrong kind of stock! Well, here wo are at Frenehy's." Ho assisted Molly from the cnrand she entered the building with a feel- Ing of relief. "Frenehy's" was really not far. Perhaps 10 miles or so from the city. The restaurant was painted green on the outside and decorated within in what was now much tarnished gilt. "Here's 'Frenchy' himself." her | companion .said. He raised his hand In salute. "Hello. 'French'!" The wrinkled, darlt-halred old man who had advanced to meet them stared a moment, perplexed. "Back from the dead!" he whispered. Nelson AVhlttaker laughed. "More alive than ever, 'French.' Ghosts don't drive 12 miles for good food and wine." "You're welcome and I'm pleased to offer the best we have. Whatever you and the lady wish—-" Ills startled eyes had never left Nelson Whlttakor's face, Molly saw. Ho had barely glanced at her. The air of this plaeo was heavy with the odor of tobacco and liquor. On tho walls, as her companion had said, wero paintings which might bo called ''French landscapes." but they were crude and wholly nnlmagltm- live. Walters stood negligently li round. There were few diners at this hour and the group of boys who "pang tears lo your eyes." wero occupied In listlessly thumbing sheets of music. • • • Tho table at which Molly and Whlttaker were seated was directly In front of the orchestra stand. Molly stared at the young musicians frankly. Already a plan was forming In her mind. One of the youths had a sensitive, attractive face. Ho would bo tho one to aid her, It a way opened for her to communicate with him. "Ask them to play something from Leoncavallo's 'J Pagllaccl.' " Molly said quickly and was rewarded by seeing tho blank amazement in her escort's eyes. He didn't know grand opera, Molly saw, and would be loathe to reveal his Ignorance. "May I send them a llttlo note with a request number?" she asked, smiling flatteringly, straight Into his eyes. "I've decided on something .more romantic. From 'Butterfly.' " "Certainly. Here, waiter, pencil and paper." The waiter was suddenly animated. He placed a stubby pencil and pad of paper before Molly. AVhen the note went up Molly saw tho young man with the sensitive face smile. She had requested Butterfly's aria, "Some Day He'll Come" and as sho listened to the tender music she thought of Brent. "Frenehy's" guests were regarding tho extraordinary young lady who appeared lo care more for music than wine with momentary Interest. Molly's companion, his mood mellowed by his first drink, whispered Indulgently: "You women, with your music!" Molly's long lashes swept her cheeks and wero raised suddenly to reveal deliberate admiration. "For you men!" she said. Sho sipped tho wine cautiously. A long time ago—a very long time ago when sho was safe and protected— she had heard that sometimes knockout drops were administered in wine In dangerous dives. So she raised tho glass to her lips but barely tasted its contents. Some Impassioned Wagner music flowed about them now. The dark- haired young musicians were playing with fine feeling. Boys who could play like that could surely be trusted. Mavbe they didn't know this was a wicked sort of place. Or maybe It wasn't wicked. You couldn't Judge a place always by the people who came to It. Molly knew now she had definitely decided Nelson Whlttaker was not to be trusted. The elderly Frenchman was making his way toward their table. "For you," he. said to Whlttaker. "A man out front—Louis he called himself—wants to see you." Molly waited only a moment after her companion had left. She wrote an address on a slip of paper. On the other sheet sho wrote: "Am at Frenehy's. Twelve miles from the bridge. Place with a green front. Please come. Molly." Taking the bill from her purse-—she noted It was $20 —sho folded It within the paper. Then, quickly crossing to the orchestra stand, she placed tho papers in the hand of the young musician. She saw him read one message and place the other in his pocket. After a moment' he looked toward Mollv and nodded, a smile lighting his dark eyes. "Ho thinks I've repented of a bad bargain and am sending for my best beau." Molly thought. Adding an- daclouslv to herself. "Well, I am!" (Continued Tomorrow) XTEW i* ,,-hr YORK Aug. 27.—Kvory man who dally spanks the typewriter In hopes of suffusing "the lltnrary glow" doffs his dicer to the prodigious efforts of 13. Phillips Oppenhelm. At 70, ho is still delivering the exciting stuff that most of \i» take to bed on a rainy night with a purr of content. Not only has ho completed his fiftieth year writing, hut has finished his one-hundredth novel. And ngnln renvciils himself the tycoon of thrills, the pontiff of plots. There are iirty llttlo nobodies who sneer Oppenhelm Is only a dependable hack. Then write their ov: 1 .] books that will not sell. "Opplo" Is, Indeed, a figure out of tils glamorous chapters. A mon- ocllst who loves to edge the Casino gambling tables, has a luxurious yacht always at anchor near his Hlvlera chateau that overlooks a sweep of the Mediterranean. And dictates his tales in a studio of all glass. He dresses nightly, knows his carte du vlii and Theodor, his friend In New. York, brackets him with three of the top rung gourmets. Op- penholm was married to Elsie J lop- kins, of Chelsea, Mass., and they usually return to America every few years, being en route at the moment. My favorite drummer boy, Jack Powell, has been artistically rewarded for taking the drum out of the orchestra and making his solos so rhythmic no foot can keep from twitching. He is appearing as a tympanlst in municipal opera in St. Louis along with world famous divas. Jack doesn't really need a drum. In fact, he more often than not leaves It to wander willy-nilly and harum-scarum about the stage rat-a-tat-tating on anything handy— chairs, tables, footlights or what not and, a'l the while, making music that tingles. Overhead by the poet, Jean Douglas: A blind man at Broadway and Seventy-ninth street—"No sir. I never nllow anyone to help me across the street. I lost $25 that way once." Observation: Harris Merlon Lyon once wrote that New York was just compact country towns as pliable and v.lllugoy ns tho cross roads. Kor several weeks thin summer wo have stopped at 5 o'clock at a corner drug store on Broadway in the "O's for a favorite libation—lemon phosphate. I began to notice the same people do- Ing tho same thing at tho samo hour, Just as they do In your town and mine, Tho uplnster walking her dog. The white mustuehed follow who stops to gossip with the tobacco shop man. Tho twins who wait at the curb for father's bus. And so on. In less than a month I had n bowing acquaintance with most of the corner. Outyonderlsh and folksy, two blocks from tho swarm of a city's slum! John D. Rockefeller, Jr., has tho least affectation of any nabob of hla era. He is strictly Gay 90, wearing the full crowned derby of that period and the trousers with tho 19-Inch bottom. There Is no snugness about the fit of his clothes ami his collars are of outmoded vintage as viewed through the modern eye. He has a neatness always noticeable. And dignity plus. There Is in New York, too, what is called the Brooks Brothers type of dresser In contrast to the Orover Whalens and tho Ooadby Loews. The Brooks hoys are the neatly dressed who make no concessions to fashion's furbelows. The clothes fit well but a trifle loosely, of sedate cloth. Thingumabobs: Lcland Hayward, theatrical agent, is a runner-up for Zlegfeld's telegraphing In phone usage ... A. P.. Herbert, Punch punster, eata a plate of lettuce with each dinner Its passenger hours. Tho Ritz perfumes elevators every two Mrs. Harrison Williams' latest- homo Is on the Isle of Capri They are oven doing a biography of Albert Wiggin Colo Porter likes to summer smack In mid-town New York. Memory: Who remembers when the town's most recent divorcee sat at a curtained window slowly knitting with a misty eye and a nervous breakdown In the offing? (By PAUL JIALLOX—Copyright 1936)= Vy'ASHlNGTON, Aug. 27.—Certain the drought has helped or hurt Mr. High Republican counselors arc supposed to have suggested to Governor Landon an extension of the new method of campaigning with which ho has been experimenting. They want him to: (a) Make no more than four additional speeches. (b) Embark on a more extensive campaign tour than any presidential candidate has ever tried, devoting six weeks or more to "get-acquainted visits" to every town un a railroad, making only short, frank talks, "thinking out loud." shaking hands, smiling, being himself. (e) Institute it new kind of a publicity campaign designed to dramatize the l.aiKlqn personality with human little stories, about hlH likes, dislikes, habits, etc. Developments along that line may be expected. Note—The argument Is heard Increasingly^ among Republican authorities that the Kansnn in not drama- Roosevelt. Democratic orguors can prove it was a typical stroke of Roosevelt kink, because It gave him a chance to demonstrate his theories of federal relief and control. Republican rebutters present an equally firm argument that rising prices of foodstuffs Is causing dissatisfaction. They both rimy be right, before election day. The exhibition of new deal relief work Is now on: rising prices have onlv begun. Cities will undoubtedly begin to feel the pinch first. Tho only political question IK not whether the pinch will come, but when. Note—There are some extremely humble people (the Townsendltes. for example) who think droughts arc a retaliation of providence. • • • VfOXOLOGUK—This La Folletto in- 1Y1 vostlgntlon of civil liberties Is a one-man show, but It has some very Important stagehands whose names mean i TIIIKTY YKAHS A(!O iTlm rnllfoniUn. this lUtc. li''K,i Headlines: Mure than G»UO counts filed against Standard Oil; Move :agnlntil W. It. Hearst: Mayor , Srhinhy. worries politicians: "Coin- Ing like a Hash," miyn (!tu>rg<< A. Tll- t ton; I >lrecl primaries will death to all trading delegations. Nappy Maker says he plans to re! juvi-nati- luisi-hall here. l.yninn Lowell has returned from a Sun Franrisi-o trip, John Cjinady and his family luivc . returned fi-mn I 'nl.'iliiM. c. I-:. Day and Dr. C. I- 1 . \\'ult,-r ! huvc iviurnrit from San Kmldio where they have been camping and ! hunting for two weeks. Itzlng hl.H opposition to President I do not appear In the cast of char- Roosevelt. Ills speeches lack great j acters. lustre, they say. The crowd wants more snappy phrases, more aggressiveness In talk . and action, more punch. Tills, thev • contend. Is neee.'jstirv to .-iivnise (ill the Roosevelt opposition mid swing | It Into line behind his leadership. . Some concessions m.-iv be innde to these complainants, but the ealm and i unexciting tone of tin- campaign will 1 be maintained. 1 IF.SITANCY- Some of Mr. ' ' velt's uilvisers hail their A THOUGHT FOR TODAY ll'Of H/lJo 7li;;| tlltlt bliillll'th his house by riahtrou.infy.1, anil his flKimber.i by u-runa; that uneth his iiduhbur'x M-rrirc irithuut inij/cji, diirf gii'i'tlt liiin not fur liix icorAr.— Jcrrmmh ..'_'.-/.;. IxM him who expects one class of society to prosper in (lie highest ile- gree, while the other is In distress, try whether CHIC .side of his (are can Miiilc. wiiilo. the other is pinched.— l-'ullv House- flllltl'1'H erossed ivhcn he left for the west. Ills trip has been curtailed in an ef. i fort to make It snappy and straight j to the point. (Tin- first stop sehed- l ulod was HlHinarck. N*. D.) At the same Unit* they were not curtain bow , It would come out. An they look at it, .Mr. Roosevelt has been getting along all right and i is gambling with fortune In this latest venture. The meeting with I.andon is considered an extremely ' delicate undertaking, requiring very : careful hnmlllnc. In view of the imti.siifll circumstances. the trip was more earefullv plannci). step-by-step and word-byword, than any the I 'resident hits made before. These nrrauuemcnts have somewhat allayed apprehensions about the pollileiil road ion to the trip, but not entirely. I \ ••' KHATIS-- You can start an argu- incut in any Capitol corridor by t; up the subject uf whether So far us public appearances nre cdiieerneil. the InveKtigatlpg com mlttee was orlgtnnlly composed of three members. Senator Murphy died. Senator Thomas annoiinceil he could not be here during August and September. Tills left Senator La Follt'tle as a full committee In himself, lie has no trouble rounding up a quorum. All committee actions are by unanimous consent. \Vlmt h<; Is after IN the labor Hit- nation, particularly In steel, lie will HO Into it next month and It Is rather generally expected his unofficial consultants Include no smaller personages than John L. Lewis and Mr. Roosevelt himself. * * * I lOCt'S-l'OCl'.S — You may have 1 ' heard that the empire of Ethiopia was comtuerud by Mussolini and made a province of Italy, but that is not true. At least not officially. -Mr. Cornelius Van Kngort still remains in Addis Ababa as our official "minister to Ethiopia." The eniplro has disappeared. The state department, however, has no delusion that this diplomatic absurdity makes any difference. I'l-.'icllivil requirements will eventually take Mr. Van Kngert away from Addis Abnba. Then no sue- eessor will bo appointed. This will leave a consular representation there which will constitute dc facto recognition of Italy's conquest. The wheezes of diplomacy grind slowly. EDITOR'S NOTB Tho Callforn!«n will print letters from readers. Such letters MUST be confined to 150 words written li-irllily and un one Ride of tlm papvr. The gpare limit Is Imperative. No anonymous communications will be prlnttd. This 1« emuhatlr. Thp Callfonilan reserve* the right to delete or rfjei-t any or all manuscript* and Is not responsible fnr selittiiu-ltui contained therein. Letters ot more than 150 words will be rejected. Ilrevlty Is a desirable feature. They must be lxm» fldoly Blgned by thu writer with complete addrei* given. ulthouKU the name may nut be published. INFLATION Editor The California!!: Is America facing Inflation? That Is tho question asked by many. In j answer thereto 1 say*that monetary Inflation Is the daughter of large deficits or in other words when the internal debts of a country become too large there are two ways to meet the situation: 1. Liquidation by Issuance of depreciated money (Inflation). 2. Increase In taxation. Symbolically speaking Inflation Is to a government what intoxication Is to an Individual. Hut oh my! The after effects. In short, the harm Is greater than the benefit derived. It was inflation that brought financial ruin and chaos to the middle class of Germany, Austria and the succession states of tho dual monarchy. What was tho cause? Debts and deficits (unbalanced budgets). Now back to America. In 1933 we had a deficit of $^.280,012,362.89; In 1934, 13,885,356,312.70; in 1935, $3,719,597.057.54; to June 30, 1936. J2,- 337,226,709.15; a total deficit of $13.228,192,442.28 In three and a half fiscal years. So, tho same causes that precipitated tho Inflation abroad have been present here for several years and If something" Isn't done soon, we, too, will have a severe financial chaos with Its accompaniment of all the known monetary ailments. In the last three and a half years the Increase In government debts has been $10.000,000 per day, $454.000 i per hour, $7566 per minute and $126 per second. T^iirthermore, inflation means higher prices and a disproportion of wages. At present Americans attending the Olympic games In Rerlln receive approximately 2.48 relchHinarks for $1, while in 1932 an American dollar was worth about 4.15 rclchnmnrki. Hence tourists abroad feel tho Inflation already. Yes, the Inflation is In Its beginning stage. At first one doesn't notice It, except travelers In foreign lands, as I have .lust pointed out; later, when It becomes more acute, we shall notice It. Through Inflation exists the opportunity for pseudomanlpulators to make enormous profits. For example. In 1932 when the relcbsmark was quoted at approximately 23 to 24 cents one could have converted dollars Into marks and now these nmrlts could be resold for 40.2 per mark. What does one think of the extravagant housewife? Is It not a fact that she will bring her husband financial ruin? Yes, this also applies to governments, tor just as an extravagant wife brings ultimate bankruptcy to tho husband, so do unbalanced budgets bring Inflation, financial ruin and bankruptcy to a nation. Now let us consider the cost of the new deal In comparison with tho Civil and World Wars: Civil War. $3.352,000.000; World War, $31,221.000,000; new deal. $31,400,000,000 (through June 30, 1937). In his farewell address. George Washington said: "The Constitution . . . resists with care the spirit of Innovation upon its principles." WILLIAM J. GRANDOSCHEK. Isabella, August 25, 1936. GOOD WORD FOR LIBRARY Editor Tho California!!: To vary the visual criticism and complaint to be found In the Read- era' Viewpoint, may I express a word of appreciation for the unfailing* helpfulness of the Kern County Free Library staff? Any request for assistance in finding particular Information is always met promptly and courteously,, and tho members go to great lengths to be of help. This certainly makes use of tho library more pleasant. So many people go to the picture show or some other amusement place "Just to be going" that I wonder why more do not use tho facilities of tho library reading room? It Is cool, quiet, and has every typo of magazine and book to stilt every taste. Surely it Is better to learn while relaxing than simply to be entertained. TI. M. Bakersfleld, August 25, 1936. =(By FREDERIC J. HASKIN)= Q. What kind of a climate have the Virgin Islands?—A. R. A. It is semi-tropical and records support tho claim that these islands are one of the most healthful spots In the world. Tropical diseases are practically unknown. Quarantine stations have not had a single patient for years. The temperature ranges from 6'J degrees to 91 degrees with a difference of 29 degrees between summer and winter. Business Is usually postponed from 12 o'clock until 2 o'clock which Is usually tho warnvpUpnrt of the day. Generally, there Is a fine sea breeze blowing from the east. Rainfall varies from month to month, and there Is no dry or wet season. tho Soda Fountain Q. Where. Is Institute?—F.. f . A. It has headquarters at 210 Hast Ohio street. Chicago, 111. Q. How much water per person is supplied dally by city water works?—(J. S. s. A. In town and municipal water supplies the consumption Is from 250 gallons per person on days of peak demand lo 10 and 20 gallons per person dally In KOIIIO localities where water is scarco or of Inferior quality. Q. Where was Browning educated? —0. F. A. The poet's education was mostly under his father's super- j vision, lie attended neither a pre- j paratory school nor college. After i studying for some time under tutors I he began to travel and spoke of i Italy as his university. Q. Please give uomo facts about the Eye In thn Sky device that IH used to decide close finishes in races.—V. S. A. Rurry I. Day's clever machine was first used at Santa Anita two years ago. It has also been used at the Narrugansolt, Arlington, and Washington Park tracks. It Is u movie typo machine that' takes 165 pictures per second. Five men are requlreil to operato It, and It cost* tho track a rental fee of $300 per day. Its value lies li- the fact that when tho pictures are posted they stop all arguments about close finishes. Q. Are there any windowless office buildings In tho United States?— H. W. A. The first structure of this type has been completed In Hershey. Pa., and work on the second one will begin In Chicago about September 1. Such buildings will have conditioned utr all the year round and will have artificial lighting which Is supposed to bo an Improvement over natural light. Q. In what year were the last silent feature films made?—J. G. A. There were five silent pictures made in 1930. Virtually none hai< been made since then. Q. Can federal taxes be higher In one part of the United States than In another?—X. C. A. They cannot. The Constitution provides that nil duties, Imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States. Q. How much of the population of Montreal is French?—I., a. I A. It is estimated that there is aj ^or!" 1 WMhin^! n! (•. }•!..„ .ucte. •trench population of 7:'.S per cent. u.rc« t;i ™i» for t.pi } . A Trailer can set th« answer to anv iut*tlon or fart li urliln? Tt;e llaKerbfleld rallfomlan Infoimallon Itureau, Frederic- 3. llabkln, tit-

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