The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on August 31, 1936 · Page 16
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ALFRED HARIU3LL MONDAY, AUfilJST 31, 1936 Cbttortal $age of Cfje ^afeerstfielb California ! if ' /*-<•' ' '% |B&itt*f$fUlb Kvcry Kvfnlnp .Sunday In Bakcraflekl, K»rn County, California. T'"ni<-r«l In pnn ,,ffii „ at TlakrTKfifOil, California, nn nrronil t'Uu*P mull mnttrr umlr-r HIP Arl i.f ^nnirrrfcH March ft, 1R79 MKMHKK OV TJIK ASSOCIATED PRESS The ABfoi'lnloi] Proud t* f rntltlorl to (he UH* for itiihlli Htlrm nf nil »n>wo ttlnpnti IICN In It or not otlmrwlM- .-'frill'-,! In thin puper, Rnd nlno th". local uMlslioil thorcln. Thr HftJ*f-r.«f|rli3 < 'nllfrirnlnn ^ ;tl«ui A Hlrnf M thr United I'rp** »nd th<* 1'nitcd Nru« rind rccflvrp Ill's foinplpl** Irn.'oi wlrp M»r\ lf>i> of both. ItRPRKSKNTAT) VKS BrjHiit, Griffith & Hrunfon, Inr. NPW York, Clilcwto, Detroit, Allunln, Floniun VVr«t-!tollMiiy-MriKp|<**n Co., Inr, Sun Krmiclwo, Jx<ii AnKnlrn, Hfntlle, Portland WASHINGTON, D. C., IU'REAII Frwlfrlc J. Honkln, Iilrpctor, WiwhlnRlnn, D. C, SUBSCRIPTION PRICK TVIlvnrntJ by Carrier ur mull In po»tRl innv* one, two, thrcp, per month, (ISr; 8 month*. 13.60: 1 yi>ar, 17.00. By mall In postal arm?* four to eight, l>cr month, Sdo. THIS PAPER MADE IN THE U. 8. A. INCOMPREHENSIBLE TO AMERICANS Communism or any of the various of Fascism sliould be preferred by any civilized people to democratic government is not comprehensible to Americans who value liberty and who understand the merits of the United States Constitution. To certain European peoples that hove been born to hereditary or usurped authority, who arc reared in an environment of class distinction]} that arc insurmountable, and who have neither tfic tradition nor the training for self-government, Communism or Fascism may have some attraction. They can- pot, appeal to nations that have democratic principles of government in which authority is vested in the people. The Communist or the Fascist in the United States is, therefore, an anomaly, and by hi» leaning to these doctrines proves he is unworthy of citizenship. Such conclusion is not based on the desire to restrain people from thinking as they please, but on the absurd position of persons using their democratic freedom to undermine the liberties of speech and life they enjoy. The world has examples of the application of Communistic and Fascist doctrines in European nations. The subject peoples are so many pawns that are moved .ajjyb.e_,dicJaJLq|g Ayish, and the persons who would question this authority are not treated •with logical discussion of their objections, but by the sterner process of prison or death. In all the range of history no form of government has excelled that which draws its authority from the voice of the people. They are the government, and the United States Constitution is the formulation of this democratic ideal. Its efficacy has been demonstrated by a century and a hah' of practical achievement. Shall the wild theories of a Karl Mars or the usurpations of dictatorships with their iron-clad regulations of their subjects be substituted for the liberties gained and inherited by Americans? To all reasonable persons there is only one answer. FURTHER EVIDENCE i vision very much ulonfi Die line of that 1 which hus existed in Knglmid for n good : many years past. TRAVEL LANES iL Kern County will he inlcreslfd in the plans of Ihe Slate Highway Commis;Sion as announced hy Chainuan Hurry A. | Hopkins, lo viden Ihe Golden Sliile avenue .from lirundiige Umc lo Arvin, n project i which will (Mill for Hie expenditure of i $29-1,000. Specifications provide for a .'Mane highway to cover thai distance, an improvement which will I'ontrihuJe lo relieving the 'congestion incident lo Ihe volume of travel , north and south from Hakersfield. And of j great importance, not only as a definite im- jprovcmenl. but as a precedent perhaps for I future highway building, the highway from iBrundage Lane lo the Golden Slate Avc- j nue will be widened to provide for four lanes of travel. All with a view to al sonic future jlimc provide for two 2-lane highways with a parkway between, (hus separating the north rfnd south bound (ravel. The state of Washington has tested (his plan of road building and has ascertained that accidents on (he highway arc greatly diminished by use of the parking space, and (he improvement planned here ut Bakersfield may prove an incentive lo definite separation of Ihe travel lanes on Ihe improved j highways of Ihe future. Kick and NO DIVIDED AUTHORITY W E HAVE further evidence of the pending disintegration of political parlies in Uie declarations of Senulor Couzens of Michigan; first, that he is a candidate for reelection to the office he now holds, subject to the decision of the Republican party in the primary election, and second, that he will support President Roosevelt for a second term. Evidently the Michigan Senator has convinced himself that party names do not mean anything in his state and that he does not jeopardize his own political fortunes by continuing to call himself a Republican and at the same lime declaring his support of a Democrat for President. Senator Couzens is one of the very wealthy men in the United States, his fortune running into many millions of dollars, a fortune which he acquired originally by his association in the Henry Ford enterprise. The fact that he now declares his support of Mr. Roosevelt gives emphasis to something else and that is that not all the "economic royalists" are arrayed against the President. If a Democrat with as many millions as are accredited to Senator Couzens deserted his own party and declared his intention of supporting the Republican nominee, he surely would have been an economic royalist us the term is interpreted, and his party repudiation would have had wide repercussions. The basis of the political division of the future will not depend upon party designation as we have known parties heretofore, nor will it be, us Mr. Hopkins lias declared it is now. a war between the haves and the have-nots. The theory of the elector as to the policy of government will determine his political affiliation, and it would not be surprising if within two years we lind u di- T HE public generally has been deeply interested in the conflict whereby the Posl Intelligencer hus closed its doors, having issued no newspaper since August 1,3. With a view to adjusting such differences as arc alleged to exist, the American Newspaper Guild has suggested to the paper's management a truce meeting, with a view of settling by arbitration the issue presumed to be responsible for the strike. Which proposal elicited the following reply: "The Seattle Post Intelligencer will not arbitrate or compromise on the question of who shall gather, write or edit the news." That determination represents what must ever be fundamental with every newspaper. Any demand that there should be any division of authority and of complete responsibility in determining the policy of a newspaper and directing the assembling and printing of news must inevitably fail if newspapers arc to continue to serve the people. Just as well might a general be required lo pass over the authority for the conduct of a campaign to the rank and file of the soldiers under his command. With such -i transfer of authority there could be but litllo doubt as to the outcome of the engagement. So in the newspaper world the abrogation of authority in the news and editorial rooms, in whole or in part, would inevitably spell disaster lo any publication. RANDOM NOTES To flaunt or to flout, thai is the question. And thai it is a vexing question to some of our fellow citizens is evidenced by developments within the past sixty days. In Cleveland at the g. o. p. convention the platform adopted accused the wicked Democrats of flaunting the Constitution. Subsequently Candidate Knox prepared an address for delivery in which it was expressly written that those same Democrats flout the Constitution, but when he delivered that address he distinctly said that they Haunt the Constitution. And (hen Candidate Landon prepared an address to be delivered before a Sunflower Stale audience. Naturally Ihe good old Constitution had lo have a purl therein. What (he Governor wrote, nobody knows, bul what he accused the Democratic administration of i doing was flaunting the basic law of the > land. All of which causes some wag lo say j that our Republican friends ought to be I (aught to stop Haunting Haunt and tlouling | (lout. By the way, we are reminded that Candi:dale Lundon has a vision keener than lhat I of most of us. What he sees clearly is lhat one of the needs of the nation is more debates in Congress. "We want a Congress ' that will fulfill its Constitutional functions of debate." K may be that no Kansas Congressman hus been kind or unkind enough ! to place the Governor on the mailing list I for the Congressional Record, or if so, per. hups Mr. Landon discovered long ago that ! it is not very good reading. If the value of debate depended upon ils volume, then de- bale in Congress would be well worth while. ' Bul does il? Lei Ihe reader, himself, furnish | Ihe answer after perusing (he pages any | pages -of (he Congressional Record. CHAPTKR via The servant said, "A young man to sec you, «lr." Hrpnt Htimrt stood before a window In thn library of his homo. It wnn a room filled with mellow chnrm nnd warm color. "I'vn told you. Simpson." Brent said, "that 1 won't isee nnyono today." "Ve». nlr. But thin Is tho young man wlm waited for hours, Mr. Brent. H> necmcd so upset, nlr, when yon didn't come In Inat night. If you'll pardon my saying so, sir—" "Yes, Simpson." Brunt's tone ro- vonlnd none of tho anguish In his heart. Ho had spent all tho nlwht searching tho city for Molly. Ho hud telephoned, and Donna hart told him that Molly wan out with ft strange man—a man she had met nt "Tho Hod Poppy." Donna had kept Brent on the phone while sho talked about how dreadful il had been ot Wick to take Molly to such a questionable night club. Then Bront had dashed off lo make tho rounds of tho dining and dancing places. Ho was thoroughly alarmed, Ho had not found her at "Tho fted Poppy" which, somehow, was definitely associated with his fears. Ho had failed to find her nnywhero. As tho hours lengthened toward morning Brent had gone to tho Milford homo to find Donna sharing his anxiety. Molly's father was to arrive In a few hours and Molly must bo found. Perhaps, Donna suggested, there had been oar trouble and Molly had been unable to reach a .telephone. In the end, Brent had called police headquarters to see if any accidents had been reported. Morning had come, and someone had telephoned that Molly had been found. It was all llko a horrible nightmare—that message had torn Brent's world apart. Molly wiin dead. Gay, laughing, beautiful, and sweet Molly wa* dead. With everything to llvo for, sho had found life not worth living. She must have known how hn loved her, and yet sho had not wanted to stay hero with him. It couldn't bo truo! Yet Brent had seen her looking so peaceful and beautiful with all trace of suffering gone, her lips closed forever. Never to answer his dewperato questioning, "Why, Molly darling, did you do It?" • » 4, Simpson was still waiting in tho doorway, watching his young employer anxiously. What, wiup tho matter with Simpson? Didn't he understand how to do as he wan told? Couldn't ho realize how much Brent wanted to l>o alone now? It was not possible to talk with this' stranger or anyone else. "Korglvo mo, sir," Simpson was Haying, "hut tho young man Is so anxious, so excited, Mr. Brent. Ho wild ho couldn't leavo without sec- Ing you." "Bring him In," Brent spoke bonrsply. "If he's a book agent—" - "No. sir, ho Isn't," Simpson had answered confidently, and then vanished. A moment later he wns ushering in a dark-haired young man. The stranger stood regarding Brent timidly out of dark, melancholy eyes. "I have a message for you, Mr. Stuart. That Is, I had a mesasRO for you and then I lost It." "I see." Urent's tone was hollow. "Then what was tho good of coming hero?" "I was pretty sure I knew what was hi tho message. Tho young Indy trusted me. In fact, sho paid me handsomely to bring It to you." "I don't know what you are talking about," Brent said. "Won't you sit down?" The young man must bo out of his head, though ho looked sane enough. And trustworthy. "I hurried off oa soon as I could," tho visitor began abruptly. "L had to tell 'Frenchy' something, give him somo excuse. He's the man who owns tho place where 1 play In an orchestra. When I was half way lo town I put my hand In my pocket and tho slip of paper tho young lady had given mo was . gono. I must have pulled It out with mv handkerchief. I remembered your name, though, and I looked up your address In a directory." "Yes," Hrent put quietly, "then you camped on my doorstep all night, I hear. Or practically." "That's right." Tho dark eyes lighted for a moment, humorously. "Your man tried to throw mo out several limes. But ho WHS very nice when I nmdo him understand that my measage was important." "What made you think It was?" Brent queried, llo thought, heavily, how different would have been tho reception given this young man, If ho had been hero last night. He would have been sure then that tho message was connected with Molly's disappearance. Of courso It wasn't. Just a crank's story. Or maybo somo silly girl had sent him a mash note. • • • "Sho seemed such a nice girl," Ihe stranger said. "So worried and excited, Sho looked relieved when I nodded my head lo let her know I would go. 1 Ihlnk sho wanled you to como very much. If I had only read the note—but I didn't. I'm pretty sure she was afraid something was going to happen. And It did, Air. Stuart, while I was gono. Tho man she was with was killed by tho police." "Good heavens I" Brent exclaimed. Surely, tho boy was crazy. "Hn robbed a bank, they said." "What was the girl llko?" Brent inquired mechanically. "Golden-haired. Pretty." Brent's heart leaped. Golden-halred- Golden Girl. But the Golden Girl was dead. Only an hour ago ho had stood by her casket. "She was little," mused the young man. "Sho woro a green dress and a hat with a green feather on It. Walt a moment—I havo something hero I'd forgollen." He pulled out a crumpled piece of paper. "Sho wrole Homo request numbers. This Is one." Brent barely glanced at tho crumpled paper. ,Still holding It, he said, "I appreciate your con'ilng here. It was good of you to be so Interested. But I assure you there wua some mistake. I don't know that girl, or If I do, It in In somo quite casual fashion. I haven't an idea In tho world why sho should have sent jno a message. But you've been put to a great deal of Iroublo. I should like lo pay you—" "No, lhanks," Ihe boy said. "She did lhat. II was $20. I only wish I could havo reached you lost night. Maybe you'd have gono back with mo." — "Yes," Brent replied. "I would havo gone with you last night. But everything has been changed. I havo had a great shock today. You'll excuse mo now." Tho young man bowed and wenl out. Simpson opened Ihe door. "Did he think II was Important?" he asked cautiously, Tho young man shook his head. "I'm afraid not," he said. "But It was Important. I'm afraid ho will find It out some day, when it Is too late." • • » . The fi-ont door closed and Simpson turned away, mournfully. He had been quite taken In by tho young man. If Mr, Brent didn't think It was Important, it wasn't. There, that was tho bell again I Tho young man was standing there, hat in hand. "I forgot to tell him—" "I suppose you'll say again It's something Important?" "Yes. Very Important." "I regret, sir, that It Is quite Impossible for you to see Mr. Stuart again." ' "Then you'll take a message for mo?" "Gladly." Tho young man spoke quickly. "Ho wanted to know what the girl looked like, tho one who sent the message. Tell him she looked exactly like that girl whose picture Is on the front page of the newspapers today," "But that is Miss Molly Mllford. and she's dead." Simpson's voice sank dismally. "Yes, I know." Tho visitor brushed this aside Impatlenlly. "But this girl was her living, breathing, image. Tell him that." Tho door closed and Simpson's breath came heavily. What a narrow escape! So all this time he had been talking with a lunatic. Last night he had been alone with this crazy man for hours. Of courso It wouldn't do lo worry Mr. Brent with this ridiculous message. Simpson knew hotter than that. Mr. Brent was suffering almost more than he could bear as It was. In the library Brent stood looking down at tho piece of paper In his hands. Tho words, blurred at first by tho mist In his eyes, were gradually taking shape, "Please play Butlcrfly's 'Some Day Ho'Il Come'." Brenl's hand Began to shake. Tho writing—no, ho must bo losing his mind. Ho was about to say tho writing was Molly's. Tho girl who had written this had been living last night. And Molly had been in a department store—dead. Brent rushed Into the hall. "The young man who was here," he called wildly. "Ho's gone, sin" "Gone?" "Yes, sir." Simpson took In his young master's eyes, Iho while, anguished face. J^verybody was going crazy. Maybe he was doing wrong lo tell Kir. Brenl what tho stranger had said. Nevertheless "Simpson—went on. "He told mo to tell you, sir, that the girl who sent you Ihe message last nlghl looked like Miss Molly She was x lhe living Image of tho picture in tho paper, he said." "Get me-the paper," Brent cried. (Continued Tomorrow) EW YORK, Aug. 31.—Diary: The nip of fall, my selectest season, and melancholy In Iho air. Came an autographed copy of tho play Charles O, Norrls so bravoly writ 'or Bohemian Grove. And a jingle from Carolyn Wells about the traveling Haltlo Bell Johnston. Also notes from Julian Street and Amos n' Andy, So abroad, passing Mattry Paul, tho famed Cnolly Knickerbocker, spruce In a surtout of tan 'with flowered cravat. Then talking to Dick Berlin about his visit to the] Landons in Kansas and home to find a Q. B. Shaw quip about a recent mention of his glossy beard. Driving to Connecticut in the evening cool, stopping by Faith Baldwin's farm. And, coming on to rain, ,vo supped at a rustic inn by lamp- Ight and I was holpen thrlco to chicken dumplings. Back to the :lty writing moonstruck messages to Betty Rogers,-Raymond Dickson and the Gilbert Whites. New York's No. 1 stunt for sight seers Is now the stupendous 17 winding miles of Trlboro bridge. The most creditable civic performance the metropolis ever turned In. No ono can approach ' or traverse it without a tingle. What might have >een a complicated structure has seen made marvelously simple bv explicit guiding signs. The toll keepers, alert Jimmy Cagney types, jse the quarter In the slot revolver- Ike hooduses In the manner of the i venue buses and have been trained :o a smiling courtesy, a sort of Roxy usher effect. So far, tho bridge's dally Intake averages $12,000. Swing music may become the national nuance. Certainly tho vogue shows no signs of abating. Tho samo was said of Jazz. But this can bo chalked up for the llll of olher days: It has lost none of its charm. ~>n a. recent hodge podge program :ho biggest hand went to a Gay 90 quartello singing "Only a Bird in a Qllden Cage." For an encore, it offered two modern songs and went >ff to scant applause. A popular >and tho other nlghl failed lo hook .ho crowd until it rendered tho "Old 3ray Bonnet.." There was, loo, lhat pretentious music show that stumbled indifferently through modern song numbers and thjn lifted ho audlenco to Its feet by having 'rene Franklin warble a rip-roaring =(By PAUL MALLON—Copyright 1936)= TKN YEARS AGO (Tho CnllfomUn. Hill <l«te, 1036) Headlines: Heavy vote cast for governor; California electorate KOPH to polls today; Fear thousands of lives lost In Azorn Islands earthquakes; Woman kills four children find herself; 200 perish when HUH- sian Hhlp sinks- at I'ronstadt; Senate will stand pat on world court. When the polls are closed at 7 p. in. today it Is estimated the votn will approximate GO per cent of the total registration of 30,331 in this county. Theater patrons spend $330.000 annually atlenillng local shows, It was estimated here today. J. C. Martin anil Henry Morel art» going tlt'or hunting In tho mountains near Tehaohapl. TWENTY VK.VKS AGO (The I'allfnniUn. llilj ,|,n>. I!MO) Heodllnn.s: IValrs leads In. court moo; HiiHh. Tiiimmn and 1'axton lead nil candidates In supervisor rare; 1'ealrs is ahead by only 33 votes; S. 1'. puts embargo on' per- Ishublps pending railroad strike; nilHon seeks to delay strike: Cruiser Memphis IH ntlll on rocks; Uooth loses In San Francisco. Tho troupu of Spanish bull fighters fputuivil In the famous motion Plcturo production of "Carmen" will 1m here cm Friday, for a three-day show ut the arena. The bulls will not bo klllod nor will there bo any inounteil mon In the arena. The M. Planners nnd tho U. Borels have returned from Ocean Park. The A. 10. llcmglands are also planning a return to Bakerafleld from Ocean Park dustrlal aclivlty Is surprising nearly all business seers. The reliable federal reserve board economists have officially computed July factory output at 108 per cent of tho average July's ot 1923, '24 and '25. Unually accurate private • estimates indicate the figure for August is now aboul Iho some—108. It may ullimately slip i_ polnl up or down, bul Iho preliminary figures for Ihe first three weeks Indicate clearly that this key Index of government statistics has reached a post depression peak for two months running. Note—Tho July figure does not represent an actual Increase In production from June, but the August figure does. Ordinarily there Is a sharp seasonal drop in July, but this year tho drop failed to occur. Actual July production was about the mime as June, thus swelling the seasonally adjusted figure. But from July to August, there Is normally a seasonal Increase. Therefore, maintenance of the 108 figure in August represents a remarkable expansion over July. fc •> » TIPS—No special line is responsl- *-' ble for the new show of strength. 1'ractlcally all varieties of factories displayed a contra-Hensonnl trend from June to July. The official sea- noiijilly adjusted July figures show tliPHe Increases over June: Iron and eleel 119, up 0 polnls; textiles 115. up 8; food 92, up 4- autos 123, up D; leather 123, up II;' tobacco 154, up 7; bituminous coul 80, up G. (All these figures are percentages, based on l'J23-'25 as 100). This month steel Is up; autos aro off rather sharply due to the shifl to new models; textiles arc up: coal Is up seasonally; food Is up better than seasonal on account of drought livestock being hastened to the market: electrical power production keeps making new high records weekly. • • « J7QUIL1UR1UM—The mosl remark•*•-' able thing about It, however. Is that all this unexpected strength In production IIUH failed to bring a. corresponding Jump in employment and payrolls. Today, with production at 108 per cent, employment is around 88 per cent and payrolls about 79.8 per cent. Note—Commenting on the dlspar Hy between production and re-em Leonard Ayres, the noted Cleveland economisl, says currently: "It now seems not improbable • that, within tho next few months, Wo may have in this country tho curious, anomaly of a slallslical recovery almost to normal levels whiclrwill, at tho same time, fall far short of being a satisfactory economic or social recovery. We aro achieving normal levels of industrial production which uro accompanied by growing numbers of local labor shortages, while, at tho same time, there Is a huge continuing amount ot unemployment." TlllllTY YKAKS AGO iTli» I'umumUn. lhl> d«t«. 1306) HemlllneH: Hulse going insane: Hears whlspi-rlngs of plotting foes: 1'ashlons oh-v.-r trumpet to hear whispering ,,f |,!H fancied foeinen- Bryan Uay in New York; Plan reception for Democratic loaders. Attempt niudi- to wrook train near Hai-siow; Citllunin firm; ignores car- men's offer to return to work ut $3 n day. A Delano prisoner In tin- same cell with Al HuU-o has asked for un- oilier cell believing the man is going Insane If ho Is not already insane. Hulse gave refuge to the outlaw. Jim McKlnney. A. F. Cunha. a San Joee man. has purchased th« Drury properly on Nlnc'tt.-enlh. Stanford nnd California will play Itiigliy. Il luts been definitely de- I2S—A harbinger of stronger - business expectations Is the stiffening of prices all along the line. The general, price level (not including farm and food) had been stable for months until recently. Advances are now creeping upward all along the line. Since last May the general Industrial level-has risen from 78.8 lo 79.7, which' Is a rather strong Increase as price levels go. Strongest increases aro shown In these lines: Textiles now 70.4, up 9 since May: metals 86.3. up 6: chemicals and drugs 79.3. up 2.2; building materials 80.9, up 1.4; miscellaneous 71.6, up 2.5. Note—The trend also Is noticeable In plans of the steel Industry to Increase prices and wages. Despite all the denials you have been reading from the Nleel companies. Ihere will bo a joint price-wage Increase within CO to 90 days (probably after election). • * * T IVING—Lifting of food prices has '-* just started. Farm prices aro up 10 full points from a M->v low of 74.4 lo R4.8 for Iho last available week. Foods were up from 77.4 to 82.8 in Ihe same nerlod. Household furnishings show little change In the same period. But the upward trend of living costs is definllcly established. • * * /CONCLUSION—All In all, Iho fig^ tires suggest we are In a new general economic trend, the outcome of which Is not clear. Production Is running up and living costs aro fol lowing right along. Selling Is good (bonus) and national Income is very much stronger than last year. So are dividends. But employment and wages do not seem to be keeping pace and they offer the only solid foundation upon which firmly established recovery can per manently rest. SHAFT. The school is a society in which children live us citizens and assume responsibilities on their own level. Here they should leurn u democratic way of llvlne by living In a democratic way.—Dr. Lester K. Ade. HU- pet-intendent of public instruction in J'ennsylvanla. If there were any truth in thai theory (evolution), the world would be full of creatures one-fifth man and four-fifths chimpanzee.—Rev. Dr. D. K. Hart-Duvies, noted Scottish rector. You can't train wild animals like you do dugs. You can't pat them on tho head. You have to miiko them know that you are the master. Clyde Beaty. famous animal trainer According to a recent Item, even the poor nowadays are bothered wllh gout. (Probably the pedestrians, aa In "gout-athcway!" As If a droulh year iHn't enough to shed tears about, Michigan expects a bumper onion crop. With beef trust choruses gaining in popularity, burlesque producers seem to be living off tho fat of tho land. \ "Inventor of synthetic rubber ' passes away." Maybo tho new chef ! will lurn oul better steaks. .Modern situation: "So you wore out with tho boys, eh! Kxplain this blonde hair on your hood!" N icil^ t II*EJ/ ' jy •, muslo hall favorite. A Zlegfeld shufflr * registered Us biggest hit when Rial ' Ettlng Impersonated Nora BayfS with thai old favorlle, "Shine On •")' Harvesl Moon." Egbert Van Alstlnt knew the trick of popular tune com posing when ho turned out "In Shade of the Old Apple Tree," tot»4' Personal nomination tor the bo*J half hour of popular music on th< air—Meredith Wlllson's broadcast from San Francisco. > Broadway la another street BattW dav nlRht. It's given over iilmt*', , completely to Suburbia—the genti<« t , •non-pushing folk from the cott out where the pavements end, Paramount clock, for the only nlfrnf J of the week, float* up light ).x Jinn rising from.a bottle. One no tices a pronounced courtesy, In a] sidewalk traffic; the jostling braah-1 ness that characterizes the street 10] missing. The Automats have thef- biggest night. Apple cheek*), gurgling laughs In contrasts to the honnt) I faces and raspy asides. Too, th street becomes amazingly desertc by midnight. The pickpockets, ha- a harvest this night as a rule, alf Ultra something or other. Marler Dietrich engaging a drawing roo for her trunks only. So she cov' change costumes frequently en roi. to New York. « Bagatelles: Arthur Brisbane d covered Ford Frlck writing poei on a Colorado Springs newspaper a.i brought him to New York . ... R, Van Buren, Illustrator, starled 01. to bo a circus tumbler . . . Pa 1 AVhlteman intends to quit dieting » 50 and go In for real eating frr then on Frank Ward O'Mal'.j] was once Park Row's most hlglil; ' paid reporter at Jl25 a week . . Cab Calloway is bald to be runne IIP lo Bill Robinson among Harlem wealthiest Major Bowes. thinking of retiring when caught u by his radio fame ... They were talking of romembor.d Jokes from Punch. Mine: The bum. ordering u drink, tossed a coin on the bar. Crusty bartender: "Ere, f . didn't liko tho ring of that florin Tho bum, with fitting air pf d daln: "It's an optimist you n What do you expect for two bol a peal of bells?" A hundred mod gags radiate from that *oWsf 20 years ago. • loft. Is this so? K. S. Bakersfleld, August 28, 1936. SUGGESTS BUYING Editor The Californian: It is unfortunate that such a condition as Mr. Crosswhlte describes exists !i> the cily of Bakersfleld, bul lhat It does exist both in Bakersfleld and other cities must be duo to the fact that It does not pay financially to have children in a certain lype of property and not from any active dislike of children or pets. In ono way it is a very good thing, because a'small apartmenl Is no place lo keep either a child or a pet. Continuing down Ihe column be- nealh Iho "no children" advertisements to the "for sale—improved property" section, we find (to single out one buy) a modern six-room home which can be bought for just twice Ihe cost of the rug in Mr, Crosswhite's former living room, It has fruit, flowers and lawn and »<» \ double garage; $500 down and less ln«J ..« slallmenls per month than rent. J Other homes can bo bought for less" money down and even if a man h* .. your correspondent's position is n/>f Ut certain how long he Is to stay In t!i city, it generally pays to buy rather than rent. AKQONAUT. KDITOn'S NOTE Th« Callfornlaa will print letters from readers. Such letura MOST be oot fined to MO words written legibly and on on« tide of the paper. The space limit la Imperative No anonrmoui communication! will be printed. This la emphatic. The Callfomlan reierrei the right to delete or rejwt any or all manuscript* and U not responsible for sentiments contained therein. Letter! of more than 150 worda will be rejected. Brevity la a dcslrablo feature. They muat be bonn fldely ilgned by tho writer with complete addreaa llren. although tho name may not bo published. ASKS WHAT IS WRONG Editor Tho Californlan: I see where Ihe swimming pool bonds did not carry. This lown of ours is right up and at 'em. The people of Bakersfleld won't have any swimming pools; Ihey won't have any library and they wouldn't have tho school bonds until the papers and others pounded Into them lhat It was necessary and a second election was held. What Is wrong with the voters here? I remember when I was a boy In my home lown Ihey hatf belter swimming pools than this town has now and It was a small town and 20 years ago. I'll bet If they wonted bonds to erect a staluo of Washing- Ion riding a molorcycle lo put in the Irafflo circle It would go over with a bang. And this pooj-.fello'v that can't find a house because'he has a little girl. I wonder who (ho landlords will rent to later onj,f Hve can't have any children aroun^iiow. And I wonder when the city is going to pover the car tracks on Chester and on Nineteenth street that they were paid lo do several years ago. Whal are Ihey waiting for? I am told tho city treasury has a surplus in It that would build the swimming '• pools and have plenty I wish I livv from what t Taft, August 27. 1938i RENTING PROBLEM Editor The Californlan: I have Just read CHls Crosswhile «i letter in your readers column ana) A want to say that 1 am as outrage i as ho Is by the. renting situation, b for another reason, in Bakersfield, for gather about him from his letter -! take it in good faith—I would 01* glad to rtnt him my home. Unfortunalely, from a renll standpoint, my home Is in McF land, which is a pleasant town llvo in, bul is probably Ihe only low In Ihe San Joaquin valley where good house is going begging. Since my husband and I both ha\ . employment in another part of tht county, wo are forced to rent ot McFarland homo, where we ha 1 " lived for 12 years. And can we do if We cannol, probably because v» ask $25 for a six-room house, parti- furnished. No ono wishes lo pa ; more than $20, which is certainly not enough, rents in other places considered. We havo had no objection lo oltH- dren and offered it to ono familw with four. We have brought up twu daughters ourselves, with no appreciable casualties to the property. We would like to rent to a famlh- who would appreciate a real hoir.a; who would bo permanent and wiv would pay tho very reasonable r<:", with promptness. But have webecY '"'• '! able to do it? We have not. M- Crosswhite says he feels heav, broken. Well, we feel surprised a>V>i'» Injured when wo see every .hoist ^ "V ?'• taken, at good rents, in BakersfiojiC Si Wnsco. Delano, Taft and evw'ywr:. other town in tho valley, so 1'ar'iV'ttS we know, and ours goes bogging 1J6- a good tenant. A HOME OWNER';' •, (By FREDERIC J. HASKIN) Q. What proportion of the people who attempt suicide succeed In kill- Ing themselves?—W. K. U. A. About one-third succeed In the United Stales. Q. What breed Is tho motion picture dog, Buck?—K. B. A. He Is half St. Bernard and half Newfoundland. Ho weighs 200 pounds and has great strenglh. Ho has been Insured for $1.000,000 during Ihe taking of a motion picture in which he has a part. Q. What is deliquescence? — M. H. R. A. This is the property displayed by certain • substances of absorbing water from the air so that they become wet or even dissolve in the absorbed liquid. Substances possessing this property are called deliquescent. Examples are caustic potash, caustic soda, magnesium chlorlda and calcium chloride, the last named being extensively uaed as a drying agent A THOUGHT FOR TODAY For the Lord heareth the poor, and desplseth not His prisoners. — Psalms U0;33. • » * It Is not from Iho tall, crowded workhouse of prosperity that men first or clearest see the eternal atura of heaven.—Thoudore Parker. Q. What percentage of AmorlcafT homes is equipped with electn,* i Irons, refrigerators, clocks aria i washing machines?—F. H. L. • ; A. Of all homes wired for electric \ Ity 97 per cent htive electric Irot «,': 34 per cent huvn electric rcfrIgcr->. ' tors. 42 per cent' have electric clod^ ., and 49 per cent have electric wafers. . . Q. How many Negroes have lended West Point?—II. M. A. Sixteen colored cadets hn been admltled lo the U. S. mlllta . academy, four of whom successful;-.< completed tho' 'course an"? graduated. > ' • ** jy- a"i • I alml Q. Why < is tho expression tun mater used with reference to «„ verslty?-f-K. R. lo u u ' A. A/atalue of Ihe Virgin \r, over the portala of a university , Germany was known as ai mil .^ or- fostering mother. Thus lh<- was adopted by all students un< Piled to their unlvernltitm. Q. At what age are iJWBlfc;,•„ likely to have accldenta Within home?—T. H. " ' A. Children from 5 tfk~^ y'et,ei age are most often the ytctipuii X,' comes the ones from 10i ta/1.4, ' TV. are adults from 40 to 44 yfes bid A reader can ct^ the ani of fact by wrlllni The Information Uureau, Krtd rector. 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