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FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 1936 CbttorM $age of fttye Patostftettr Caltforman ALFHED HAHRBLL KDITOn AND MtOPlHETOn Californian Every KvrnlnR K\or>pi Sunday In Hnkeriiflold, Kern I'onniy, California Enl«rfi1 In l"'Ht offl'-r> nt nukprnflpld, rnllfornlii. n* »ocnnd tines mull nintic-r under (hr Art of Cmi|{rc>K« March n. 1ST!) MKMPKH OF TIIK ASSOflATKI) 1MIKSS Thr AsfioolBt.Tl 1'res« !•< r\ehii>lv>-lv ntllllfil to (lie HUP lor pijMlenllnn «>f nil IIPWH (llnpnti-hn i-rcclltrtl ID II ho! othf-t \. IP*** rnMM'-'l hi thin paper, and H!M> Ihc ftfWfl puhllnh^rt therrtM, til Thr> ItflUrrffl'ld t'allft>rnlnn In D|«H n rllr-nt of lh<- Pulled PrfFH urn) Ihr rnllpcl NV«-H iind rcrolvcn Ihn complete ImfM wire *crvlcn of Imtti. nKI'HKSKNTATtVKS Hrvniit. Hrlfflih * HriinRfin. Inr. New York, rini'itK". 1'rlrolt, AHiuita. Iloslon \VcRt-HollldH.v-MoRnnci!!! Co.. Inr. Kan Krnnrlnoo. ]<o» Aii(t<-lMi. Hcntllp. I'nrtlnnd WASHINGTON, n. f., nnnicAii fYpderlc J. Hnr-kln, Dlrcftor, WnHhlnglon. D, C. THIS PAPKR MAPK IN THIS U. S. A. THE CONCERN OF ALL G OVERNOH LANDOX ex|)resse(l u truism when he said in his Buffalo speech thai "Governmental spending must be kept within governmental revenue," hut he went wide of the mark when he said this was possible only "when the people arc not informed." Generally the public knows what Uie government is doing. The news published in the press from day to day gives wide publicity to the business of city, county, state and national governments. In California we know there is a deficit running into the millions, we know that governmental costs arc in excess of revenues and we arc told on the best authority that new taxes must be found next year to meet the estimated added cost of maintenance. It is not that the people lack information. The trouble is there is no concerted action in favor of reformation. We become accustomed to loose business in government. Every individual recognizes that if he, himself, spends more than he earns he will, in the end, face disaster. No corporation can long survive whose outlay is greater than its income. But some way we do not seriously apply the common sense rules which govern our every day lives to public affairs. We need leadership to bring about such popu- 1 r demand for the application of business principles in government, and we need to create that sentiment which will insist upon economy, upon keeping expenditures within revenues. We would all be surprised to see how quickly those who seek public ollicc would accept that program if they were convinced that there was a sentiment behind it substantial enough to control elections. Daily the newspapers of the United Stales print the receipts of the federal government and expenditures as they arc given out by the Treasury. Almosl invariably the expenditures run higher than the receipts. If we had Uic same information relative to the state government we should find that the same condition obtains, nnd that condition is going to continue just as long as the people remain apathetic. It is not that they do not know or that they do not care, but they have come to accept unbusinesslike practices in government as something that docs not seriously concern them, and they so accept it notwithstanding that every individual contributes to paying (lie taxes that arc collected and will contribute in the end to pay the debts that are accumulating. here nnd from whoso ranks tire recruited those who engage deliberately in communistic effort, who disseminate communistic propaganda. That type of people could not find a haven in any Kuropcan country and the wonder grows that they are permitted to carry on here will) confidence that they will meet with no interference. SECRETARY DERN T IIK notion will learn with regret of the passing of Secretary of War George II. Dcrn. A self-made man, twice Ciovcrnor of the state of Utah, he allied himself with President Roosevelt in his first campaign and by reason of the relationship and the. friendship that resulted, lie was offered ;» position in the new President's Cabinet. In no sense, a militarist, he nonetheless has been a champion of preparedness and during his three years in ollice lie has modernized the army and along lines that have greatly increased its elliciency. As a Westerner, the late Secretary of War has interested himself in the improvement programs alfecling a number of rivers and more than one commonwealth has been the beneficiary of his planning. He proved himself lo be a dependable, conscientious official, earning the respect and good will of the people of the nation. We could use many men of his capacity and good intent in the public service. Kick and Moll)-.» TtKUW Mnfnrd, rtrh TODAY *nrt popular, his kill ton. tint llrrnt Mtuurt, whom nho IOTP*, Inn not. avakM her tn marry him. Itorml wlt.h imrllm. Molly nik* Hnmt tn Uk« hrr to "Tli« Tl«*1 Vnpw," * queMlnnabli) nUht rhib. Ma rtfusM. Molly, iniioj-cd, ttttn wtili \Vli-k HOM, mother ndmlrcr. Th« light* go oiil nii<Ir.en)y anil when th*y mm* on aviln Molly finds lirmclf dancing with a liandnoin* slraniar. He In, tn re»!'lr. N>l«on Krrinnon. bunk robbnr, «ml he In on*) of A group planning to spirit Molly away • ml hold hfr for ransom. Vrtt\mnn tells Molly bin nil me In "Nrlnon WhttUker." A few days later hn aihn her to 1mto tltnnpr with him nnd ahn aim**'. Wnlllnjt for him al A downtown store, Molly cnrountfru A tjlrl who appears to ha her ntact ilotihla. Impulsively Molly cirhanflM hrr luxurtoui coBtume for the other glrt'i tt Mutiny <>n». Him and "Whit taker" BO to a plaf* railed FnTichy's." Molly bwiomw (..itnmtfiil of her (urort and writ en a m«sane tn Brrnt. 8he auk onn of the* mutrlam to riellnr it. NOW OO ON WITH TIIK HTOIIY department. about some then Ilipy romo HOrt of forgetful H. and now nnd out to refresh hl« DETAILED ELECTION NEWS E 1 CIllAl'TRR VI Tho poHHlhlllty that Nelson Whit- tnlcor might bo n K<inKBtflr did not enter Molly's mind until later In tho evening. Hho had merely come to tho concluHlon that ho was surly and untrustworthy. Midway through the meal, Molly rrmomhorod a phrnso of Donna's, "with the town BO overrun with memory with a stiff Jolt of law. It's loo l>nd I happened to plek this nlKht to bring you out', but don't worry. We'll probably bo able to pormiado them not to look us up. I'm Biiro they won't when they know who you nre. "You poor kid," he added. "You're frlshtened to death, aren't you?" He had discarded his moody manner nnd apparently WHS tho friendly. I JntereHled young man she luid I danced with a week atfo. Hut much I had happened since then. "No," Molly thought, "I'm not •Ightened. I was frightened before n police came." She was going to wako up behind nrs, Just as Brent said. Uut she ould go to Jail quite happily. <£o- lot-row Brent or Donna would bull er out. Tho newspapers would be iked to treat tho episode lightly. nd that would he all! Just let Nelson Whlttaker plead lelr case before tho policemen and lie would mako It plain that shn referred going to jail. .She would nslst on being taken there! What u. fortunate break for her, ecauHo Brent might not have LECTION returns arc always important news. Every'citizen is interested in the effect of his individual vote and in the verdict of himself and his fellow electors on current local, stale and national questions and the candidates sponsoring them. For that reason the. great press agencies and all newspapers endeavor to have complete reports of the results in the shortest possible time after the close of the polls. Wire, radio and personal collection of returns have been so organized that the decision of the voters is known within a few hours. To assemble this information and have it quickly in the hands of its readers is the aim of every enterprising newspaper. For years The Californian has has done this to a fuller extent than is usual. Helicving that the reader is interested not only in the general results of on election, but also in the reflection of local leanings on issues and candidates, this paper publishes an entire page devoted to the voting precinct by precinct. This tabulation serves both as important news and as an historic record. H is printed in the issue, immediately following an election and is consequently the first and most authoritative information the readers find on election returns. This distinctive feature of detailed election news is unique in the slate. It is a service whose reward is the wide appreciation given to it by readers over many years. RANDOM NOTES She pule.d then, studying her es- cort'w face nnd finding something ominous In his strained, tense manner and tho wuy he kept watchlnpr the door. No, It couldn't bo possible. "In spite of being r.idc. conceited and Helf-centered," Molly reasoned, "ho Isn't the criminal type. Uesldes I couldn't hiuvo been interested for a moment If be had been." And sho had been Interested that night at "Tho Red Poppy." Dancing In the dark, with this same man holding her close and saying things In a low, ardent voice that had made her pulse quicken strangely. Molly's face crimsoned now at the memory. What blind madness had possessed her? For some time the seat which hnd been occupied by tho nice young muslclun hud been vacant. Molly could picture, him, speeding toward the city—and Brent. Tho proprietor came to the platform and explained: "My friends." ho said, "Thees eon mos' unfortunate. One of my boya ees 111 weetb a ver' great pain In one side. It ees that appendix which have trouble him many times. I have excuse him tonight to find a. doctor ver quick, or he thinks maybe it will surely burst thccs time. Our other boys will make mimic without him the best way they can." That darling young man with his bursting appendix! Molly had muted her voice to tho proper sympathetic note, "What a Hhamo! Do you think they can play any more opera selections without a violinist?" "I could do without all of "cm." Nelson Whlttaker answered coldly "Music doesn't raise my blood pressure." • • • Ho had not remembered her notes for request numbers. If he had been really clever he might have connected the sudden Illness of the young man with them. He •om something vague, Indefinable, lot had been threatening. Tho door opened. Trailed by tho rotestlng proprietor, four policemen entered tho room, pistols drawn. "Don't move, folks. Keep your ands on tho table, Nelso Ferguson. V^ gun In your pocket won't help on any because you're covered four 'ays. Como on out of that corner nd keep clear of that girl with you. IN TWO LANDS The value of the tourist trade is summarized by Californians, Inc., jn reviewing the advantages that have come to Sail Francisco and Northern California this season by reason of such travel. The estimated volume of that business is in excess of $30,I 000,000, which colossal sum does not, of i course, include expenditures in the southern I p ur j O r ii u> s | a |,, Quoting a financial writer T HE sixteen Russians who faced the Mr- and based upon information supplied by ing squad for plotting against the die- Californians, Inc., tourists are spending tutorship would doubtless have found j ,$l>0 ( .),(i()-l a day in San Francisco alone. "And America u safer abiding place in which to i this tremendous How of new money helps plan governmental overthrow. Here in this \ explain the improvement in hotel earnings, country we have a public speaker who urges j department store profits, transportation labor and the farmers to "surge forward" j companies of all varieties, oil companies, and benignly expressing the hope that the j amusements and all the other business and revolution which will follow such surging j professional units sejling either goods or will be bloodless. The same speech delivered in the land of the Soviets would doubtless have been considered offensive to Comrade Stalin and his fellows and something unpleasant might have resulted. and unsuspecting. Then, too, al his attention was apparently con tered on the outer door. Kach time it opened, he looked startled. Vet when there was n commotion outside the, door and the sound o the proprietor's protesting voice reached them, a half smile playci acrosii Nelson Whlttuker's face. He leaned over to whisper, "Don't b frightened, I'll get you out of this.' "Get me out of what?" Molly's voice was startled. "A raid, If I don't miss my guess 'Frenchy's' always getting Inti trouble with tho boys of the pollc< servces. ., . - „ .., . . lit- Adjutant tionerul I homas resign Kvcry section of California should be im- j 20,000 persons expected to hear wi TKN YKAKS AGO IT In Callfornlnli. this date, 1! Headlines: Probe Commando Rodger's death: tirave blow given naval aviation by hero's death; Oil pnls of dry agents compelled to wor for lovo: Uig victory vlsloned fo Richardson by experts; Two doze prisoners overpower guardsmen I Michigan; Seok hit and run stree car pilot: Mrs. Corson swims Kng llsh channel. One person was killed and severa Injured In Delano highway crashes. A battle to prove the Invalidity < the will of the lute' Charles Sujnne Young whose estate Is worth mor than a million, has been opened hoi In the .Superior Courts. Sisters of th de-ceased arc cuntoHtlng the action. Hurglars entered the home of M. Ami of Wasco and stole jowelr and a pistol. TWKNTV YKAIIS AGO i (Tlie rnllfciniUn. ill Is ilatf. Illlii) I Headlines: Auto stage men 1 I California organize; "Dry Special | will visit 600 towns; Fig picki-i J strike about settled near Fresn i Dynamiter will be released sooi Adjutant tionerul Thomas resign Communists who make the. United Stales pressed with the value of the tourist trade. I All of them are beneficiaries and the activity of organizations designed lo stimulate such if 1 "' »''"i"g tho rosm , i i . -i .• .1 ' lu> WIIH employed. Hun's acceptance iiddri-MH. Marguerite dark and Viola Dan I nre featured in movies here. I A waiter hero has been nrroHtc iiurunt at whlc cached her In time to save her ho game's up. ust bank Job!" You've pulled your Molly, staring at her companion, aw tho mocking light in his eyes eploced by bewilderment and then double-crossing—" y stark terror. "Those dirty, began. In a split second two uns roared simultaneously. Molly's horrified eyes registered ho scene. Vhittakcr The dark head of Nelson falling forward on tho Although her hands were bound, tho rest of her body was free. Hho shifted her position, straining to hear the conversation between the two men on tho seat In front of her. "They aro taking me bai.k home," Molly told herself, trying desperately to believe It. But almost instantly camo tho conviction: "No, they arc not. They are taking mo far away, I've been kidnaped, beginning It was a plot, from tho the lights going out (By O. O. McINTYRE)= N :ible, hands grotesquely outflung, he white cloth turning crimson. Then the room went dark. There vero excited cries, the commands of lie police. Someone caught her oughly by the arm.. A band was lapped across her mouth. "Someone Is trying to get me out f this terrible thing." Molly was hlnklng. "One of tho musicians, robably. He needn't have covered ny mouth, because I wouldn't have creamed." ' Sho felt weak and faint and her eet seemed to be crumpling under icr. Then everything went blank. * • * ' When Molly awakened, she felt he sense of motion. Memory cnnio xnd «ho wanted to cry weakly, pltl- ully. Wanted more than that to iwake to a reality which would ns- ure her that the dark happenings of be night were nothing more than a antastic nightmare. But she could not cry out because ler lips were bound. And all too real, ihe knew, were the tragic incidents hrough which she bad just passed. Now came another realization—her eyes were bandaged. How long she had been unconscious, sho could not tell. She was n a car which was traveling at ,;reat speed. The person who had seized tor in the darkness was evidently the one who was driving the car. at 'The lied Poppy' were, part of tho plot. It was plann.-d for the lights to go out tonight so this man could grab me." But why had Nelson Whlttakor been shot when he was In on tho plot? Those must havo been real policemen or they wouldn't have killed him. The tortured questioning was getting her nowhere. It would be so easy to break under the strain and become hysterical. All Molly's hope now lay In trying to put dreadful memories behind her, keeping calm and fighting for time. Surely, it was only a question of time when sho would bo found. Brent—tho thought of him brought an ache to her throat—would receive her message and dash to "Frcnchy's" piloted by the young musician. The police might still be there and they would begin at once the search which would eventually lead to her. She must believe that or she would go mad. Foi; some time she had been jolted about on tho seat, which Indicated they were on a rough, little-traveled road. Then the car stopped suddenly and the door was opened. • • • A harsh voice said, "Now, girl, don't give us nny trouble and you 11 bo all right. You won't find things as swell as you're used to, but make believe you're roughln' It a while, and things won't be bad. If your old man comes across, you'll be back In your fine house In no time. If he s stubborn or puts the police on its- why, use your Imagination, glrllc. "We're going to untie your hands," the same voice continued, "and take the tape off your mouth. You can sleep nlco and peaceful tonight, but tomorrow we're going to have you write a little letter asking your dad for a, half million . . . after you're good and rested, girlie." Molly shuddered under tho touch of the man's hand on her arm. "Cold? Scared maybe," the man chuckled. around. You're too valuable." They had reached a porch. Rough boards creaked under the heavy feet of the men. A door opened and a woman's thin, querulous voice came. "So you got her!" "What did you expect?" drawled the harsh voice. "Don't we generally get what we go after?" "I've got that little woodroom fixed up with a bed," the woman said. "Louis put a good lock on the door yesterday and baivs on the window. Guess she'll be safe as a bird In a cage In there." Somebody was loosening Molly's arm. The tape was torn from her mouth, but her eyes were still bandaged. "Just as well to leave her eyes bound until she's in her room," one of the men said. "It wouldn't be so good for her health to see too muqh or remember anything sho sees. Shove her In. Winnie, but keep your trap shut. We'll do all the talking —tomorrow." (Continued tomorrow ) "Don't worry. Nobody's harm you while we're JEW YORK, Aug. 28.—Thoughts while .strolling:. No one can ap~- pear so twlttery as Miriam Hopkins. Or so dead-pan as Alice Hughes. If Frank Knox ever needs a double, ho should .whistle for Bill Hawkins. Bugs Baer.has.a pair of wrestling shoulders.. All.luo Algonquin crowd Is In -Hollywood. Tho Hollywood they spoofed! Title far • Hoywood Broun's stuff: "Column Left!" Oscar Shaw always looks as-though he had Jut slicked up to burst into song. Wonder if Frank Morgan' keeps laughing that way urouh'd tho house, too? And If Barbara Stanwyck tunes In on Frank Fay's broadcasts? Just a wonder boy! Gelett Burgess and Austin Strong were look allkeo-20 years ago. No lady of Broadway has kept continuously In -the news so long as Peggy Joyce. And without a press agent! No one can top Jack Wheeler look- Ing the wlso'old owl. Or wear a collar so light as Albert Mander of tho Sulka. staff. '. . "." Add constant companions: Vincent Astor and his sister's divorced husband, • Prince Obolensky. The old Friars Club Is -taking on a haunted look. Theodor, the famed head waiter, In his morning coat with lapel carnation. And last of the pearl gray derbylsts, William Qoadby Loew. Never, see a white suit or a billiard 1 table that I .don't think of Mark Twain. The wag, Ray Perkins, and his authoress- • sister, Mrs. Fulton Otirsler. With every Pago One marital mlxup.''No. 21" seems to winnow a mention. Those Ned Sparkscs studying the racing forms nnd dreaming tho futile dream. But don't wo all? Rummaging through an old desk drawer today I came upon a note I once wrote Will Rogers reading: "Dear Bill: Why don't you write n Sunday piece on vlttles you like? Food as a topic Is usually a bell ringer." Across It he had scrawled: "Pot llkker, corn pone, middlings, turnip greens and chill—and that's all I'd havo to sav." And that Is enough for even Brlllat-Savarln to say. I never fall to obey tho "Step up a little closer, gents!" of the pitch man. I<ast evening, on West Forty- sixth street, I was pressing up when 1 felt a tug at a hip wallet. In a flash I grabbed a hand. And turned :o look Into the white face of a good ooklng boy, certainly not more than 10. l(o was stricken with tho most agonizing expression > I ever beheld. I don't know which was tho more embarrassed. I dropped tho hand and walked away wavcy with a faint giddiness. Somehow, 1. fool sure It was his first attempt at picking pockets. In big and minor crises, tho human jnlnd so often moves sluggishly. There was something I might have said or done for that young man that, not beyond possibilities, might have veered him from a dangerous road. An empty stomach and a wallet within easy reach" Is a temptation no person dares say ho would resist. And should this, by some miraculous chance reach tho lad's eye, I'd like to talk things over with him In the " strictest confidence. He has nothing ,, to fear and maybe something to gain. Motto: Carved on the table In the bar of a certain club Is this quotation—I think from Twelfth Night: 'Put thyself Into the trick- of singularity!" Reflection: I sometimes wonder whence comes tho paste with which labels arc stuck on bottles and the paper on cigar boxes so sempiternal you can soak them forever and still there's always one little corner that clings. Not many men can tear tho band off a cigar In less than four strokes. And as an enthusiast for cellophane In Its place, I think there should be an anti-Cellophane League. Tho war should begin on things that do not need cellophane at all—such as tins of tobacco. However, we should spare the cellophane wrapped girls, water proofed against a rainy dav. Their transparency gives them, a ghost-like effect. Something wraithlike out of a London fog that would have caught Zlegfelds' eye. This seerps one of my quixotic i days for Righting World Wrongs. And, while I'm at It, cannot something be done about those waiter captains who bring the silver meat dish and lift the lid, for you to take a peek and pay him a trade last? Such as: "Splendid!" Some day . I'm going to upBot the restaurant by shrieking: "Take It away; It looks terrible!" KPITOn'fl NOTK -The CillfomUn will print Ifttim from rtaders. Such l«tl«ni MUST be oon- flnul lo 150 wordi written loirtblv «ml on one ultle of Hit paper. The «par« limit 1.1 Imperative. No anon>-moua communication! will h« prlntwl. Thli Is emphatic. The California!! rmervM the rlshl to delete or reject any or all manuscript* and la not reflponxlhle for sentiments contained therein. Letter* of more than 150 word* will be rejected, llrcvlli to a dratrahle feature. Thrj- must be bona, fldel)' Binned by the writer with complete address glien. althouih the name mar not be published. =(By PAUL MALLON—Copyright 1936)= W ASHINGTON, Aug. 28.—About 70,000,000 persons were of voting age at tho time of the last presidential election. Only 47,000,000 went to tho trouble of registering so they could vote, and only -11,000,000 actually voted. This was 61! per cent of tho eligibles, the highest percentage of all time. (Only DO per cent voted In 1920.) What these figures emphasize, to the practical politician Is tho necessity of organization. Political organizations get their voters registered :ind deliver them at tho polls on election days. The nonorganizatlon voter may havo had the croup on registration day or may develop something like that on election day, but the organization voter will bo at the polls, rain or shine, headache or not. tics, organization counts. In poll- the center of their agitation may or may not travel are a valued contribution to the communities they represent. Rabbi Rudolph I. Coffee spoke In the city last night. I la/el Williams has filed suit here judgment for more than area of grasshopper-infested ter- collision with her car and mi uutomo- VVHM wau-hos m A t'oiH.'l.oluii.- amusing runsld- ;b they an. re• with soldiers. learn a lesson from the execution of the Hi plotters at Moscow. Certainly if they were to seek to destroy industry in the latter juris- A diction, if they were to deliberately plan to ritory in I'tah has been fired of its pest prevent the harvesting of crops, or if they through the activities of S-1,000 turkeys were to further any activity contrary to the j which wore shipped from various parts of economic plans of the government there, the state to war on the inserts and to pre- drastic punishment would follow. Mr. Stalin vent further depredation. The birds were so . Havana;"mg and his cohorts would not laugh it off. elVicient that Ihev ate themselves out of a job ''!''' Htrik.-break.-rs en'ru ft • i i . ^ "' "I'erate stivet cars in bav re- But that is what we do here m America, and have been re-turned to their homes, gi«n: NO umm-r talk of peaceful set- Notwithstanding the daily evidence of com- swollen with pride and otherwise. They munistit: activity, our people fail to consider doubtless have little appreciation of Ihe fact it seriously. We are u unit in believing "it that before many weeks there will be a " 1 "' tly offll ' or ° S TART—Chairman Farley has spent five years building what Is generally believed to be the best organ Iziitlon In tho history of American politics. It reaches down from the White House to the policeman on the beat, just an did the old Republican organizations, but it is better financed, bus more direct ajid indirect beneficiaries on the rolls. Chairman Hamilton took over, 00 days ago. a skeleton Republican organization, only partly rebuilt. His reorganized headquarters bus been functioning only for about :)0 days. During that time, the vast ness of tin problem of organization, mid tho Importance of It. are mild to have impressed all who are working on his Side. While the Democratic, headquarters expanded for thf campaign only by taking on people at the bottom, Republican expansion at the top bus developed growing pains. The result Is the Republicans have been having a hectic time trying to catch up I" technical routine. This tclln the story of the current political situation better than any poll could. Note—As an example of Democratic organization progress, a certain federal official in Washington notified the national cnmmlttett hero the nther day that ho had registered of sound money and budget balanc- Glass murmured his ng. •Senator .hanks, whereupon tho newsman :hen asked: "Why don't you mako the samo speech again?" Tho Virginian's response was to tho effect that he did not "think they would want that speech again." About all the new dealers can do with Glass Is to promote the appearance of personal and political friendship. The White House meeting was arranged for that purpose. Note— All Mr. Glass would talk about later was the newsman who wrote that Glass had emphasized the word "Professor" when he Introduced Mr. Roosevelt as " a professed Jpffersonian Democrat" at Monticello recently. Glass convinced his hearers there was nothing subtle In his choice of words, by pointing his arrowed finger outward and asking: "You wouldn't think there was anything wrong if I Introduced you as a professed Christian, would you?" Y— The Democratic Na* llonul Committee is said to be willing to give a Roosevelt nominator button free to anyone who finds out who sent that telegram to Congressman Blttnton and signed Chairman Farley's name. One suspicion Is that Blunton sent It to himself, or had u friend do It. as he Is tho only one who would benefit by a Farley Indorsement delivered on the day of his primary. Another story Is that someone at national headquarters sent tho tele- SKILL IN DRIVING Editor The Californian: Back In the old army days 1 recall an entertainment given for us soldiers in which one of the performers juggled Indian clubs. If my memory serves me correctly he had five clubs going at one time. It was quite a demonstration of skill, requiring perfect co-ordination, timing, etc. Times have changed a great deal since then. We now havo with us a most Interesting study In co-ordination, timing, Judglnent, vision, endurance, Intuition, etc., etc., tho modern motorist. To detail all the things the modern motorist does would require more space than wo have herein, but the following are a few. In the first place ho or she can run an automobile, that Is start and stop it, and steer. The steering Is not Just simply keeping the car In the road, and on the right side. It also Includes moving from side to side to avoid other cars. Traveling along in town the driver not only has to watch the traffic on the stree^, the pedestrians, etc., but also keeps an eye out for stop signs, signals and perhaps road signs at the side of the road. Slow speed traveling, such as In town, requires only a .fair degree of Judgment as to speed, but in the country at faster speeds one has to bo ablo to judge distance fairly well In order to avoid trouble. Take a look at a motorist going down the road at BO miles an hour. Sits quietly enough In the seat but his eyes watch the road ahead and also behind. With one foot ho op eratcs the. throttle and the brake. The other takes care of the clutch, and also at night tho dimmer for tho headlights. Traffic conditions may require that tho gears be shifted, done by the right hand and arm. The left arm Is also used for giving signals to the car behind Besides watching the road It In often advisable to watch tho speedo meter and other Instruments on the dash. Also get the feel of your car so that If It is not working Just right you will know It. Really our friend with tho five Indian clubs-was a piker. As If this was not enough we now have radios. So in addition to all tho above, and some besides, our mod- rn motorist now follows current vents, a political speech, baseball, tc., while attending to his other du- .les. Some are inclined to top It all aft with liquor, but public opinion Is drawing the line on that. Have to stop somewhere. How times change. Remember tho first car you drove? , F. B. WILLIAMS. 2128 Nineteenth street, Bakersflcld, Aug. 26, 1930. PLACE TO LIVE ISdltor The Californian: Mr. Crosswhlte writes you that he Is In tough luck, that no one will rent a house to htm because ho has a daughter. He adds that he Is willing to pay plenty of rent for a docent place to live. Ho is both generous and optimistic. He will have to pay plenty of rent in this town for any place to live, decent or not. I have had houseu shown me that were so dingy, dirty, drafty and decrepit that Goldsmith's Deserted Village could not boast of such wreckage and the rent for these was modestly placed at from ,, $25 to $40. I havo been shown a , house which faced the rear end of ' a rat-Infested warehouse, with a front yard as luxuriant as a salt bed, and told I could pay $35 per month for suffering there. I now pay a kingly ransom for keeping my belongings In a made-over garage which I share wiCIi black-widow spiders and ants. It Is tho best I can find for tho rent I am all but unablo to pay. Mr. Crosswhlte declares he Just moved out a palace with $2000 rugs on tho floor and $40.000 sunk In Its construction. That Is nice. He will find here that he will be treated with less consideration and charged more rent for a hovel which could not have cost $800 to build and furnish. SOCRATES. Bakorsfield, August 20, 1930. ^ HATS Editor The Californian: Please tell mo how to get rid of bats. They are In tho walls of tho house and are so noisy, and arc pests In every way. D. A. L. 1728 Sixteenth street. Bakersfleld, Aug. 27, 1936. gram, thut dq uti tho great ghost Mr. $22.0011 for Injuries suffered during a | in his st.-iti- and was preparing to Two ilavs Inter he received THIRTY YKAKS A(iO The r ..HI,in.I.n. I Mi iljtr. li'uiil oute to s. i tlement: Quarrel over weight of Ji •Glint), fighter; Ten unions may help boy. Is now vot. 1 from the committee complete instructions of where and how to vote, j speech what the state laws wore, how long the pulls wero open, what trains to catch to got there, etc. Michi'lson discovered It next day and had Farley deny it—-after most of tho citizens of Ulanton's Texas district hud voted. Tho truth seems to be that tho son of u Democratic congressman did It as a more or less practical Joke while experimenting personally with the problem of Inebriation. « • * 13 IMPUTATION—MleholMon told a *' dinner party of friends recently that he was fortunate. He sized his situation up accurately this way: "If any Democratic orator makes u bad speech, Ills friends say, 'Why didn't he let MlehHson write It for him?' and If anyone makes a good speech, they say, 'That was it fine Charley wrote for So-and- cannot happen here." It would be more heartening, though, if the Department of Ini- mipnition could become convinced of the menace of permitting to run loose in the I'nitcd States thousands of aliens illegally and we nre undone." Thanksgiving proclamation and thai thereafter they will play an important part in the celebration. Well might they say, if turkeys could speak, "Utic more such victory nook and will S. Helena of the Asiati squad- ICSS — The announce• ments Indicated that all President UooNevelt and .Senator Glass .lid was to exchange knock-knocks, and that really was about all. Neutrality may keep you (I'nlted Alterward, \\w caustic. A Irglnan Slates) out of the fighting lines, but slipped itwuy from the question it will not keep you out of the bank- whether bo would make any .speeches j ,-uptcy courts. You may nave your =(l)y FREDERIC J. HASKIN) Q. How many illiterates aro thero In Spain?—N. K. A. In 1920, the last census report- Ing Illiteracy In Spain, showed 7,L'OG,000 illiterates, or 43.0 per cent. have the Q. Does honey always same flavor?—N. T. A. Since honey takes Its flavor from flowers, It varies with tho kind of nectar that the bees gather. Q. I low does tho per capita consumption of wine In this country compare with that of Franco?—O. N. A. In France, It Is about 50 gallons per capita, while In the United .states It Is less than one gallon. Q. IH ihcrn a fish called tho alewife?—A. M. A. The alewlfe Is a small herring- like fish 8 to 10 Inches long which Is abundant on the Atlantic coast, leaving the ocean to ascend rivers at spawning time. for Mr. Rocisevelt by Haying ho had j lives," but you will not save your not been askod. The answer is, ho ] souls, and certainly you will not won't bo. save your Investments and your j AH everyone here knows, there Is bank balances.—P. H. W. Almy, not much Ijluss could say cm the : British barrister. '"John Horn reports a mining boom i *tump. Ills views vary from iidmln- • ir. tin enmity with |.artloiiliir activity i Islration policies 111 su many panic- In III.- Isabella and I'luto regions. ; tiltirs that what ho would bo willing II. W. Nelson, school superintend- ' '" K!1 . v nilgl.it not be etToetivo. A THOUGHT FOR TODAY rut, has returned from Long Heaob :nul Is making tion of school. iluns for the restunp- newsman observed that \he nenalor Women have neglected to learn the rudiments of economies, even though they aenulro cjr> per cent of all Inherited wealth.—Miss P.nrliara Hut Irl patience have hfr perfect work, that yr viuy be perfect nnd entire, want Ing nothing. — James Q. Please compare tho length of time It takes to paint an automobile body today with tho tlmo In 1913.— 11. H. A. In 1913 It took six weeks to apply the 22 coats of, old-stylo paint and varnish to an automobile body. Today, an automobile body can bo painted from the raw metal up In one day. Q. What was the real name of the bandit known as Captain Llghtfoot? H. F. M. A. His name was Michael Martin. Ho was born In Ireland, April 9, 1797. He is believed to have boon the first person In Massachusetts to be hanged for highway robbery. He was executed December 20, 1821, at I-echmere Point, a short distance from the Jail at Middlesex county, in Cambridge. Q. What is the value of tho White House at Washington, D. C.?—R. C. A. It has been estimated that the valuation of the White House grounds Is $15,700.000 and of the building Itself $2,300,000. Q. When wus the big fire In Bal- hlmore, Md.?—R. M. A. It was on February 7, 190-1. had made the best speech on either | sopor, addressing National Congress I Patience and time do more than side in the IS"? campaign, in defense of Women Investors in America. strength or pttssion.—Lu Fontiiino. A reader r«n art thi annwcr tn inv r]ut»t)o«: of fifl b> «rllln; Th« r.jkmfl.M Cillfomlan Inform*!!')!! Hurtau. Fretlcrlu J. llatkln. T>l- i*clur. Waahlnglnn. U. t:. 1'laas* «noloa« three 131 cru!.* for itply

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