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y,'""" TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1936 Cbttortai $ age of Pafcerstftelb Caltforntan ALFRED HARRELL KDITOK AND PttOPIUKTOB * gtottfombm Issued Kvery Evening Kxcepl Suiidny In Haknrnflold, Kern County, Oallfurnla Entered in posl office nt Huk^rKfldd. California, flu second class mall mutter under Iho Act of Congress March 3, 1S70 MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRBS8 Thn Associated Press Is exohmlvoly rnlltlPt] lo the usn for publication of nil n<nv« dlnpalchcn cri>illtrd lo It or not otliprwlcn rr"(lltf>d In thin pnpor, ami also Ilio local news published therein. Thn BiilirnifU'ld Cnllfernlnn IB alf,o a cllnnt nf Ilin Unllnd I'rftHn nnd the Hnlti-d N«'WH mul rnunlvcH Ilio rnmtilcto leased wire nrrvloo of liotli. Hrviint. Orlfrilh & nriiimnii, Inc. Nf-c \orli, I'lilrufin, I'olrnlt, Atlanta, llohtnn \VcHt -1 lolllday- MoKOin'i-n Cn., Inc. San Krniiflsrfi, I/IN Aiw"l<'«, Hi'iiltlo. Portland \VAKMINHTON, !> <'.. ItCUKAU 1'YocliM Ic. J. llriNlUn, Hlri"-tur, Wiigldnifiun, D. 0. THIS 1'AI'Kll MADK IN TIIJC TT. S. A FIRMNESS VS. KINDNESS \ A i WK review tbe history of Iho pnsl few j years, il definitely appears thai il would ' hiive been belter for Ihe world if Hie United ' Stales hud insisted upon Ihe Kuropoan ooiiu- Iries repaying Ihe loans advanced them due- < ing and after Hie war. It was a mistake lo conceive thai a liberal altitude would be helpful to those hard pressed tuitions. Il i might have been had Ihey utilized their revenues for purposes thai would have inured lo the bollermeiil of Iheir peoples, but ; available funds were not expended for internal improvements, for relieving thousands suffering from depression, for building u]) inrlustry. All that they owe lo the I'nited Stales and much more has been de- voled to making ready for the nexl war. War equipment by land and by sen and in the air has been made available for service. Armies which were reduced lo a minimum following Ihe World War have been increased at tremendous cost. The total armed forces are between six and seven million men and are tiring continually strengthened. If those nations had been : compelled to pay Iheir debts to America they would have lacked Hie money lo prepare for war. Who can say, then, thai we would have not done Kuropo a real service if Washington had llrmly insisted upon Ihe payment of debts? What has happened in war preparations within Ihe past two or three years has contributed nothing lo the prosperity of the nations of Kuropc in Ihe future, and if another war develops and these nations are inviting it the preparatory cost will be as nothing compared with the actual cost of warfare. And the I 'uiled Slates ciuilribiilcd to Ibis situation by bciu^ loo kind ami loo considrr- , ale of uiiapprecialive neighbors. COMIN<; HACK HP! IK I'niled Stales ('.hiitiiher <if (Commerce •*- heartens the counlry by directing attention to Ihe evidences of increasing Indus- | trial production, electric energy and a steady gain in car loadings. Also il points out Hi il in I!).'l(i the number of depositors in savings hanks have increased by iHIO.OOl), Hie number '< in July totaling I I,.'! 10,1100, n 'JO pec cent gain over Ihe lush year of I'.I'J'.I. The number of bnnK depositors through- j Olll the United Slates has reached a new peak which may enlighten ihose misinformed pes- ' siiuisls who have been claiming Hull '.l.'i per cent of Ihe weallh of Ihe country is in Ihe ; hands of ."> per cent of Ihe people. I Compared \\ilh the lirsl se\en months of lO.'Jfi building permils have increased 101..'I per cent and the Milume of farm products despite Ihe drought lias gained JjUIUUMIO.OOo contrasted \\ilh Ihe same period in Ihe I'uiv- goiug year. This last may not cheer Hie j housewives of (he country who nmsl .safeguard family spending, but i| is an evidence that Ihe farmers, npnu \\liom the prosperity * Ihe couuin largely depends, will enjoy heller returns Ibis year limn Ihey hav known in nearly a decade. Kvidcncing Ibe further upturn, Ihe business of the railroads shows a marked increase. The Interlsale I'.ommeive C.ommis- tiion reduced Ihe eastern passenger lares from ll.O to '2 cents a mile. I'mlcr Ilia) reduction, passenger revenues on si.eh roads have increased from 5 lo lid per cent, thus empha- siieiniT whal has long been suggested, that the j volume of business under lower rales will more than compensate for the reduced mileage rates. All in all, the economic .situation brightens from day to day and we have the • right to believe that I Dill, as a whole will irmke n new seven year record. YOUTH I'KOHLKM O NE of the revelations of the depression years and parlicularly of the period of emergence was that of the lack of skilled labor. Thai condition prevails today, and various reasons are given for il. Among Iheni is Ihc assertion Hint the college and high school system of education is largely responsible for the economic plight of young men nnd young women by pandering lo the desire for while collar jobs when what Ihey and Ihe counlry need is training for employment wilh their hands. An investigation of Ihe youth problem by Isaac F. Mammon for a national magazine, snmimirixcs Ihe question by saying: "A big parl of Ihe existing youth problem begins wilh Iho secondary school. II is Ihere thai the solution largely lies, in relating Ihe boy and girl to n vocational career, wilh orientation lo Iho occupational world us Ihe chief objective." This can only be done, he says, "If they mix study wilh work under job conditions. . . . 11 is Ihe one anlidolc for (he muddle." In oilier words, a revival of Hie old apprenticeship system without its defecls would turn out young persons from the schools ready lo enter active skilled work and complete Iheir trades while earning money. This training, il is asserted, would lake the worry from young people, and would solve some of Ihe nation's industrial problems. MERITED PRAISE N OW THAT llie~Snu Jonquil) Valley water projecl is well on ils way we have no end of public servants and would-be public servants who champion ils cause, although many of Iheni were silent enough when the measure was in dire need of friends. 11 is good lo give Ihose officials who have served Ihe stale so well due measure of credil, and Ihal is whal Ihe Sno- ramenlo C.liainber of C.ommerce has done by I a limely resolution adopted last week. The resolution voles appreciation of the "heart- fell and tireless assistance of Iho California Congressional delegation in Congress," and it specifically calls allonliou to those who fiinclioiied so courageously and so persist- cully in behalf of California's most important projecl and which oflenlimes was periled through the opposition of sinister in- Illieiices. Among Ihose included in Ihe vole of appreciation is Congressman Henry I 1 ',. Slubbs of Ihe Tenth district. Ihe Sacramento civic body expressing Ibe (bought thai had it not been for Ihe knowledge of ladies, Ihe diplomacy of Ibis Congressman and his associates, Ihe Central Valley water projecl would today "he in dire distress." And residents hero in Ihe San .loa(|iiin Valley who have for so many years looked forward lo a possible viclory in connection wilh Ibis eiilerprisc will doubtless entertain Ihe soiilimenl expressed by the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce when il urges thai every possible aid be given in the cause of Ihe re-eleclion of those men to Ihe positions in which Ihey have served wilh so much credil lo themselves and wilh so much value lo Iheir constituents. By Miry CHAPTMR IX Hack In tho library, Brent lurried tho pages of tho newspaper with shaking fingers. Thn report of Molly's rJoath had almost crowded tho story of tho *bank robber from tho front page. H wan thoro, less conspicuously plrieod, arid there wa/i a lino reading, "Picture on Pago •i." Mrent st.udled HID photograph of thf! young man Iho police had slain. Thfli-fj wasn't a doubt of It, He, WHH thn HII inn man who hud danced wilh Molly that night at "l'h» ftf-d I'oppy." Hlruik dark hair, hold eyes, Htm pnrtod In a mnllo ro- vcailng very whllo teeth. Ho road It all--tho story of Hand- worm! Harry Whitman, known to his cronies (IK NelHn Ferguson, gamblt-r, allogod gunman, Jewel robbery suspect, who had contrived, through Iron-clad nllbls and Hklilfnl lawyorH, to llvo In n. swank apartment in- Blend of a penitentlary coll. 'I'lio account hinted that tho gangster had been betrayed Into tho hands of pollen by former friends. Acting on a tip, officers hud gono to 'I'ronchyX" an nallng placo ! across ih.« rlvor. A girl had been ; wilh Whitman, but whon tho j were switched off who had | pen rod. Police were of tho opinion that Hhe WHX mnrely a chance an- I qnalnlaiico of Dm rohbor and not Ini volvnd In tho hunk robbery. 1 llrent. WIIH breathing hard. Tho I Ighls tmd gono off . . JttHl an they had that night ... tho nainn man . . tho girl who hud looked llko Molly. i "It niakon sense, it's a com- j |il"le pattern," Hrent found himself saying aloud. "ll'n K ,,l to miiUo I HeiiHe!" 1 III) picked up the telr-phone and ; enlled a number. "Mrs. Alllfnrrl, please. Tell her llront Htuart la calling. i After a short Interval ho hoard I Donna's voice. "Hrent, you poor i iinhapivv iniin." liiniiia, may I romo out for a monn.nl? II'H Homelhlng urgent or I I wouldn't iiHk you lo see, mo now " I Of course, Hrent. Conif) Irnine- I dlately." i * • « ' Fifteen minutes later he WIIH saying. "Dnntin, pli-ane humor inf>. I Know I Hound Insane, but I want you to (ry to remember. Was there anything unusual about Molly? After death, i mean " ' "' don't understand. Hrenl " Anything dlffer,. n t. Anything |'U nil you niny have noticed," Hnint i urged gently. | "'I'M HO hard to talk about. It •docsn t seem a H though II could bo true.' Iionna'H volco WIIH choked with emotion. "Yes," liren (said In a low tone but try In remember." "I noticed one thing piiriieiilarly. «" Oiey, Him .shuddered. "Hor ". "",'." Wl ' r !! H " (| glit. It WIIH a little. "M ueh loo t Igbt V" "Ven. 1 why <lo y,,,| iiHlc'' 11 ' I'iMimi, please! \VIIH thiire any- "Vi-B Molly nlwavfl liked t.ho very "•Ml of everylhliiK. Nalunilly you '|"»w. The Hill, H ||p „,„, ,„„, ,-;,; CVHH dllli.ronl. 'ri-lmiiifd with lotn of IHCO and tho ninterlal WUH Inexpen- wlve. Hut of cnurm., H |,, ( may h!lV( , ond on Inexpeimlvn Hllp." I hat WIIH nil','" "VfH," Donna replied Hl.uvly. "No, n'V'''•', m"" """'f'l'll'K elHP. Hhi. dl'ln t 1|| (( , vivid flnuer null pnllHh I do, but Molly always pror ( .rred u na ural t Hhnde. He,- U.-HIH W(>rn dl< ,,,, "•U. .Sli<> miiHt hnvii decliled to '•inline. I ( ( ,|,| y,,,, ,,1,,,,,, ,,„, , n)1(1( | "<li" WIIH In. I'Vd I M| wit), ,|,,| MK M|1 , "Nine old (hliiKH. Hhn Hiild. It UUIHI bavii hf.cn Uuil Molly auddenlv lont her mliiil." "No," Hrent Hiild. "Molly'H perfectly Hiuie." Donna did not not IPO that h« um-d In- lircMcni (OHHII. Sho Hiild. "You loved her, Hi-cut." "Heeply, Donnii. ICvor H|IICM she wrm In hlBh H.-hool. nm I , u . V er Kdd her. u didn't HIH-III fair until aftt.-r her dcibut. I wanted hor to have her fun, and not bo swept into marriage because of an early romance. Now," Ma volco WIIH tonne with repressed emotion, "I wish I had, Maybe we would bo married, and sho would bo safe and happy now," Uonna watched him drlvo away, Bront was taking this awfully hard. What a strange stale of mind he was In —asking all those morbid questions, Hhe hud humored him because he scorned ao desperately Driving rapidly, Bront found himself talking aloud, "Tho girl who killed herself wasn't Molly. Molly sent mo a message after that girl was dead. She's alive!" He could have shouted tho fact aloud. Hut If ho did, who would believe him? People would say grief had unsettled his mind. That girl who was so much llko Molly that her father, her stepmother, and Iho man who had loved hor for years had been deceived, waH not Molly. Rbo had worn Molly's clothes, but she was not Molly. Molly was somewhere In desperate need of him, expecting him to come. There was something that Molly had lo do. Kh'o shuddered a lllllo tin she took out the compact and lipstick that bad belonged to tho dead girl. With acute danger over—• for the time, at least—Molly had lost the hunted, frightened look, drawn lines about her inoulh \vero gone thin afternoon. Careful makeup could assist with hor masquerade. She brightened her lips to a vulgar vividness, spread n. crimson flush on her cheeks and applied powdor to hnr forehead and chin. The floor hnd opened quietly. Frightened, Molly dropped Iho articles In her purse and turned. Hut tho nrnsked woman's words—• harsh and ugly as they wore—-reassured Molly. At least the woman hud not suspected the real reason behind her curoful makeup. "Prettifying, ain't you? And for what, my beauty? For Louis? It's tofi bud, but Louis don't llko girls. He'd stand up before a rnnchlno gun sriuad before he'd talk to one. If you know how Louis feels toward you. you wouldn't be wasting no paint nnd powder on him. He figures you might bo the cause, of him moving to the Big House as a permanent boarder. Maybe, (hough, twns Steve you had your eyes on." "No," Molly spoke carefully. "I WIIH Jusl doing things to my face—I guenH It's Just a habit with mo." "You don't have to tell mn about the hiibllH of girls like you. You had me fooled for a whllo, thlnkln 1 you'd been let down like a tori of bricks. Say, I sure was soft, fallin' for that line." "Honest, r—lt was Just habit. I WHKII t thlnkln' of nobody." "Well, l don't HUf, you with war polnl on. It gives me tho Jitters Take II off and don't put It on ngdlii Wall. I'll get you a towel " ".Now. Winnie. 1 wouldn't go to so much trouble." Tho tall man Molly knew as "Stovo" lounged In tho doorway. Tho woman whirled at the sound of his volco. ''What's tho sctine of her makln' hcraolf beautiful? You'd think sho was going: to. a dance instead of spending the night In tho wood- room." "It's a pity Bho got messed up xvlth Nelse. Hho'd look right nice on a dance floor," Slevo drawled. "Ho you think so!" tho blonde woman exclaimed angrily. "Hold your (ongiio, Winnie. What'8 tho excitement about anyway? .lust because tho llltlo girl makoB her face all red and white . . . klnda ciito-lookln, I think . . . you throw a fit. You're playing the wrong card, Wlnnlo, You should know better than to throw ono of those jealous tantrums." "Jealous? Who, me?" the woman shrilled. "Jealous of hor!" "Of hor and every other skirt." "Have it your way, Stovo. Have it your way." All the violence had dropped from tho woman's mood. Sho seemed mid- donly utterly weary and dejected. Molly thought, with swift Intuition, "She really loves him." "T don't want this Htllo girl bulldozed any more," Slevo went on. "You understand me, Winnie?" "Sure, I understand you. I always understand you." "See you don't forget." The man walked away. When his footsteps had died In tho distance, tho woman whirled on Molly fiercely. "You win—just as the others have. I oughta bo used to it by this time, but the woman Isn't made who gets used to II." Molly wanted to cry out, "You stupid woman. I couldn't be Interested In a man like that." Sho remembered her role In time. "You've got mo wrong," Molly said with feeling. "He's your husband, isn't ho?" "Much good It does me. It never made any difference to Hteve that he bought a marriage license and stood up with me before a preacher." "He shouldn't treat you llko that, not when you love him as—like you do! There was real sympathy In Molly s voice. "Honest to God," Winnie breathed. [ (( be.llovo you're sorry for me!" I am," Molly answered simply. Wlnnlo searched Molly's face for a moment. "It's funny how I feel about you. I'd like to wring your neck sometime.'*, and then, sometimes I'm flghtln' for you. OUOBS I m just plain dumb to bo flghtln' for you. seoln' tho way Steve Is " "What do you mean . . ". fighting for me?" "It's Louis. H(.' H | os t his nerve. He s afraid for you to be turned loose. And nobody's got time to play nursemaid to you all the rest of their lives. I've been ntandln' up for you when Louis starts talkln'. "What does ho say?" Molly whispered. "Ho says dead men don't toll tales. And dead girls don't either." (Continued Tomorrow) \Y * v 7AHIIliNOTON, PAUL MALLON—Copyright 1936) Sept. 1.—There RANDOM MOTHS \\ c iiolii-f two or Ilircc \\Vslmi mul lu-iir- Wi'slrru towns wlinv frontier rrlrlirnlioiis nrc iiriuu plnmicd Imvr nilviscd Iheir eiti- "•us to he dili^eiil in permitliiiK Ilieir whiskers lo /^row, or conversely mid more properly, perlnips, to refrnin from miy dili- Hme< Hint would he n preventive. Hnkers- lield, whieh did mil orij.;innle Ihe ideu of hir- sule iidornnieiil us n t'nelor in n I'Yontier |)ns r cel( hrnlion hns, nevertheless, disclosed thai it hns men virile enough lo do fairly well when il comes lo emulating the pioneers of a day Hint is gone in whisker cultivation, and so, douhlle.ss, we shall have as many trans- lormed faces as in other years when Frontier I Jiiys were in the oiling. And max he il helps. Mill whelher it does or mil (here is something ahout growing n heard Unit has ils allraeliou and that attraction is not conlincd, il seems, to adolescence. The youngster of a certain age persistently nnd anxiously scans his face in the mirror lo discover what is so exnsperalingly slow in coming; and in later years when Ihe youth hns hcconie a man he obviously takes some pride in the fact that whal he once so vainly sought is his for the asking, or, rather, for the lack of shaving. Mnl the men with whiskers must ho a little patient with their friends nor de-em themselves bigli-liatled if they are passed up without a sign of recognition. They may grow accustomed to themselves day after day as beards are being produced, but when friend meets friend, memory seeks in vain to identify one lo the oilier when iiulure has superseded Ihe ra/.or. Mill then, ils all for Ihe benefit of Frontier Day, and Frontier Day has made history in liakersfield in the Inst few years and promises ils most spectacular success in U).H). From Files of TKN YU.AKS AfiO : iTh« I'nlirnrnlin. thn (Into. ID'.'Oi ' HomllliioH: KlolmrdHoM eulllnKi ^ tiling's lend; \Ynlser. Smllh. Wnodv I Shields and Shumate are eleet.nl -I Shnrtrldge's ninjorlly over I'larUe I'i i till.HOII; Owen mid Lambert lead fur! Juilco with Million trailing; Hart ItllHHOH eleiu- nill,|iirll\ by unly 1(1 i M'les. I'lurli next. Hrlle and idmi-i "ey In rim off: K.-rn voter* ballot I In lll» pierln.Ms; I'J died and 100! hurt In Ibu-ta quake. j A KMneh main lor ('lu>Ntor avenue In being proposed here by |IUN||I|. S S men During the ri:-t<l olght nioiilhs of Ui'.Mi home building here \ W n totalled ' $ (M'.', I it •! Mr". Andrew llaneoeU IN preHldeui of Hie IliiUei-Mflekl I'Vdonitloii of Mi< I'. 'I'. A Mi'" C, II. liiilbriilth Is pliinnhiK to upend September III San Fran pnrty. The great coalition Is not co- alest.'lng. Klrsl iu.itlceal.ila signs developed when the original Joint burnatormlng trip WIIH ijulelly dropped. The r.o- ndjutors, the Utn'erunds and Doctors c'oughlln, Tuwnsond, Smith and their presidential candidate, a congressman by Ihe name of Lomko, wero to have stiirnied tho hinterlands from the samo Mfiap box. Latest word from headquarters Is that they may moot on two speaking uceaslonH during the campaign, hut no more. And somo iitithorltlea around headquarters ttuspuct that even these two occiinlons will never occur. The main trouble seems to bo that there aro loo many trumpets in the bund. • • * I "JISSIONS ION— Father Coughlln's i-' associates report him iMirrently running his fingers through bis hair and wondering how he ever camo to gi't tied up with the Reverend Gerald Smith. They plclurn the microphone maestro as a. deeply serious and sincere man who does not favor tho methods of I limy Long's old or- Kiinliii'r. Some of Cinrald's funny NtcirlPH particularly offend tho dignity of the economist assailant of tho ledortil reserve bank. (lorald's pals, however, say It may be only u matter of professional Jealousy. Smith's stories worn en- IhiisliiHlloatly received bv CouKhlln followers at his convention. In fact, moro riithiiHliistlcally than Cough- UII'M economic dlHserlatlons. RegardliiHH of which explanation Is rlijhl. the situation does not augur well for the unity of Iho Unionists. INDIVIDUALITY—Also for a lime, - 1 recently, ^doubts were increasing among Unionists as to whether Doctor Townsond had been unionized. They think now that they have all that straightened out: that tho real i->8tato doctor Is working hand in glove with Lomko and Smith. Yet some who are close to tho Hit nation still suspect Lemlco and Smith will bn loft hand-ln-hand, whllo Doctor rownsond will walk off with tho glove. Hoth tho doctor and his weekly were openly hesitant about Lemko until recently when tho weekly namo out with a more or loss Lomke editorial. It Indorsed Lomke. but offered tho slogan: "A vote for Roosevelt Is a vote agnlnst tho Towns-end plan. ' Tho slogan neglected to say what a voto for Landon would be. S TYLE NO. 2- lecl TWKNTY YICAHs A(JO I'l'lir Callfmiilnn lhn ,|nir. Illlili Headlines; Complete returns give IVnIni lend nf 4 vutes; If S-hoiir law l« pnsMed will avert Htrllten; Knod Hliort.ii;o here In nut reared from rail- Kind Hlrllio, K.illioatlM to pool Inter- estM In fiK-hi: ;(,v, local railway men "111 \\allt out If lie, ded; llreeee In now momentarily expeeted to enter war. I'r and Mrs. U. 11. Sfbwartv. have rompleted a moiorlnu trip through the northern part of tbe slate •Mf!i. Augusta MeMaiius ban returned iroin Sail l''ratiel.seo. Mlim Doruthv (Menu la expected home from Lung lleaeh. A feature of the bund prut-ram here WUN the cornet duet by A. C! Jiini'H and \V. <!. Sproyor. TIIIUTY YKAUS V(iO Headlines; i'ur Htrlko muv IMH! within IM hours; lirvan ilecluren trusts aiv the Issue; lilpple alleged to Imvo stolen $tifl,000; Uryan HHJK liluloeratle Ki.yei innent I'uust be nliollMhed: 1» for Hovernmont ownership; I'.dlUir found dead In Omulm i.ounly Surveyor Mutflnfjion SU.VH il 1 '". o M ,"" ''"H 1 "" "ear IVmoor'at Hut Sprliigs. FlumoN niv now on the Month Hlouo of liroenhorn anil III-K advancing toward IMoneirl-m SprhiKM. Tho riro has NWOHI r,0 mu<tlon». - -Tho campaigning — Jlinlquo which dovernor Landon Is following has caused private debate among political leclmlclans. His continuous underlying purpose, as they see It from tho results of his first eastern trip, Is primarily to establish a contrast with President Hoosevclt. 11 was not fully apparent, but his West Middlesex speech was written as a response to tho President's acceptance speech at Philadelphia. Anyone who takes the troublo to compare tho two texts will confirm tho Impression that Mr. Landon dictated the Middlesex speech with tho Hoosovelt text In his hand. Tlio Bucond speech, in a moro no- tlceublo way. was lutendod to assort bis independence. Nearly everyone caught tho proper Interpretation of his refusal to go along with William Randolph Hearst In tho mailer of teachers.' oaths. These first two speeches, likewise, worn intended to lay tho basin for the campaign. "The American way," I'lC. Tho third speech was really tho first of tho series which tendon Is planning on tho different Issues. It covered the fiscal asnecl. All In all. they denoted the Landon purpose to build up his contrast, grad- 1'nder the old deal, women with rare Individual exceptions were tho i stooges or rubber NlampH for thn:- ---••! men In parly government councils. I lllll l.v. IHMUC by Issue, without per i Miss Mary'W. Dewsnn New York """"HIlew. Koine of tho Democrats 1 Demon-it!Ic leader privately concede, the handling and The restraint imposed by fear supplants the Joy of free Inquiry. Compulsory oaths of allegiance and com- pul.xorv NIIlutes lo the flng aro fla- Unuit examples of dictatorships.— Thomas \V. Gosling, national director, .luiilor Ited Cross. Marriage Is the hlRKe«t mistake n promising player can mako. Anyone out to Kali! stardom on the screen has a full time job.—-Lionel Uiirrymore. film star. In worn JoruHiiIrm disorders, Arabs guilty of looting. A case- of . stealing something beside uwtiy into the night. ' Political viMflon: Knock, knock! Whu knocks? Krank Knox! Frank Knox who? Kitinlc Kno.v tho now deal. tho purpose showed shrewd political knowledge. • * « fONPIDENCK—Mr. Uoosovclt hns v - ( taken grout care lately not to say anything. In handling government IniHlnoHH. which might be taken as an Indication that ho la confident of reelection. At a prosn conference tho other day. he was rending from a memo, saving (hero would have to ho another appropriation next spring for seed loans. As that depends largely on who Is In the Whlto House next spring, a sharp nowsglrl shot the question: "By whom?" Tho President did not even hesitate long vnoiiRh to change tho tono of his reading volco, an ho shot back: "By the Concresg," • Then ho stopped reading, loaned back his head and roared, saying: "You nearly caught me there." A THOUGHT FOR TODAY Kaufman when they their routine chores. TVpJW YORK, Sept. l.—lt's a small •••^ wonder plawrightlng la such a magnot for newspaper men. So many have salvaged from It haphazardly affluence and fortune. And not always tho brilliant reporters. City editors, for Instance, never angled for Marc Connelly or Oeorge S.. were doing Qeno Walter rarely lasted but a few months on any paper. Charles MacArthur and Ben Mecht made a slight splash In Chicago but not enough for Park Row to tell them to come on over. George Ado was an exception. He was going great guns with his Fables whon his plays began to click. Perhaps the most recent example of successful playwrightlng by a man "who used to be a newspaper man himself" Is Jack Klrkland. Ho was not boglamourlng the Fourth Estate when he loft for Kuropo four years ago because living was cheaper. And city editors did not hanker for his wares. He took with him Ersklno Caldwell's "Tobacco Road" to while away a fow shipboard hours. Reading It, ho camo to grips with Tho Big Idea. And wont on to tho now evacuated Majorca to write it. Result: He's fixed financially for life and Hollywood and the Rlalto fairly presses advance monoy upon him. Tho Damon Pythian friendship bo- tween Roy Howard and W. W. Hawkins has been pretty well three sheeted since Hawkins stepped Into Howard's executive shoes. But their Joint Christmas day party was tho Journalistic Jamboreo of the year, Before Howard wont city and bought a marble-fronted town house with elevators and such, ho lived near Hawkins In Pelham. Guests arrived at the Howards' Christmas noon for a buffet, charades and what not and, for dinner, moved over to the Haw- kinses for an old-fashioned turkey dinner that lasted until—well, quite late. All newspaper men and women of Importance In New York and surrounding cities were there. Incidentally one of Hawkins' closest friends is Keats Speed, of tho Sun. They wore boys In Louisville, and cousins. ..Curlosa In extremis a la Manhattan: Groups that huddled for days across tho street from tho East The cabaret cpl- too. ts another It has thrown workers and Ninety-fourth street residence George S. Kaufman. No ono can drive through Harlem without feeling the Black Bolt 1 is In a surly mood. Tho usual laughter, sidewalk skylarking and general gaiety are subdued. Harlem haH Ono riot this year and several minor ruckuses. There are two ppllcemen to a block and a mounted patrolman on each corner. Also a communistic dlng-donger on a step ladder In almost every block. Harlem Is resenting a fooling of Insecurity, which Is being fanned by demagogues shout- Ing from all sides. lapse in Harlem, cause for discontent. performers, kitchen waiters out of work by hundreds. Even the mayor has been warned there la blood on tho Harlem moon. Tho chief animosity la toward Italians In tho area. Harlem's "dicty" cabarets are trying to re-establish themselves on Broadway. Connie's Inn made an Ill- starred effort to hl-de-ho on the alto of the old Palais Royal. And now the Cotton Club, long the spot of downtown slummers, Is trying out Its African caperings Iri' tho same room. Several of tho Lenox avenue chicken dinner places are also notched In tho 40'a but not doing much. Radio Is reputed to be sighting the horizon for the perfect fight broadcaster and when found he can namo his own price. Clem McCarthy and Graham McNamee aro two outstanding in ring broadcasts. Both are ex- ceUent yet critics seem to feel there Is still room for Improvement. The human falling enters fight broadcasts, the announcers grow too excited to talk Intelligently. They sputter like a runaway motor boat. Tha Ideal broadcaster will keep the excitement In his voice but will never lose track of what Is going on. Wherever he is, ho has a future. One of Broadway's stock legends concerns the theatrical penguin who squires his girl clients about In a mink coat, which he rents for tho season. When he takes them home, he removes the coat and that's that. His philosophy Is simple and patently New Yorklsh. Says hef' "I can sell a girl In a mink coat with half tho effort." , n^ T? f JNOT»—The C.llfoml.n will print Ittttr* from ruarter.. Such letter* MUST be con- flnml to 150 wonli written lenlhly anrt on one Hide of the paper. The uptce limit k imper»U« No anonymous communications will be printed. This la emphatic. The Callfornlan reierren the rliht to delete or trim any or all manuscript* anrt U not rejponslble for ncntlmenUi contained therein Letter* of more than 150 wonts will lie rejected. Brevity I, a dralrahlo feature. Thev must be bona rtdely Blcned by the writer with complete addreu tlren. although the name may not be published. VOTINO MACHINES Editor Tho Callfornlan: Mr. Richard Spencer complains of our election system, saying It Is costly and cumbprsome. True. But ho only suggests a decrease In the number of officials at each election booth. I belle vo Kern county and California would save millions of dollars If they abandoned the present system of. voting and purchased voting machines. It would be costly at the beginning but over a period of years tho machines would prove a real economy. A VOTER. Bakcrsfleld, August 30, 193G. WHAT FIGURES SAY Editor Tho Callfornlan: At a period when nearly every country on earth is engaged In strife, and whon many verbal attacks are made on this nation let us compare tho United States with other parts of the world fn a general way. Tho United States of America comprises but 0 per cent of tho earth's* surface and 7 per cent of Its population and yet hero Is'jiroduced in normal years one-half of all tho provisions In tho world, 92 per cont of all tho automobiles, whllo 22,000,000 cars In this land have 600,000 miles of modern highway to travel on. Wo use one-half of al) coffeo, tin, rubber, and one-third of all coal; three-fourths of all silk, two-thirds of all crude world. oil consumed In tho In 193S, tho sum of $3.000,000,000 dollars was expended for educational purposes in this counlry. Tn 19SO, 14.000,000 people owned their own homes, while moro than one-half of all the fanners were likewise situated. According to Professor William F. Ogburn of tho Unlvnrslly of Chicago, tho conditions of the typical American city havo boon expounded based on 33 cities from 25,000 to 100,000 population, viz: Thoro aro 100 women to 97 men; tho tax Is JS2 per caplia per year. For every thousand breadwinners there aro 3.0 doctors, -1.2 attorneys, 3.1 ministers and 23.S teach- s. Now let us consider tho crime situation in tho United Stales. Thcfla =(By Fit ED ERIC J. HASKIN)= . H'iiic i> n 'mocker, strong drink'is ragtng: tinrf te/iijsor't'rr i,v drcrifrd TIII.MIII.X Henry Hohna hns tnUen as n. tiro warden. - "" ..... ' horn " ..... • W<> ' H,?lf Q. in what cities Is the cost of living tho highest 1 /—S. C. A. According to a works progress administration study entitled Intercity differences In the cost of living, Washington, I). C., San Francisco, Calif., Minneapolis, Minn., and New York, N. Y., In tho order named, aro tho cities in which tho cost of living Is the highest. Q. What Is tho literal meaning of adlos?—C. U. A. Tho Spanish word commonly used for goodby Is from a Bios, to God. Its original religious meaning was, I commend you to God. Q. What percentage of the adult population of tho United States can read with ease?~B. M. C. A. According to a natlon-wldo survey of the reading habits of Americans, conducted by Columbia University, tho University of Chicago and the American Library Association, only half of tho adult population can road with ease. to i • ' l<lu> l>u>l| y- I CXIM>MS tir y * * .. overcharged Q. Please compare tho cost of federal aid given lo tho south by tho new deal with that of tho Civil War. — K. 11. L. A. Slnco March 4, 19S.1, the south| ern auucs havo welved federal old with the, j and credit of approximately four million dbllnra. U lias been cMti- malcd (hut Iho cost, of tho Civil War to the aouth was three million dollars, ' Q. 1 attended the races at Washington Park In Chicago recently and was Interested in Iho fact that when tho horses wont to the post tho laud speaker was attached so that tho audience could hear the instruction* of the starter. Has this idea boon used anywhere else?—H. T. A. Starter Roy Dtckorson began using this device last year at Washington Park, but as yet the Idea has not been adopted anywhere else. Tho expressions from Iho patrons seems lo bo very much In favor of U. Q. Did more ships use the Panama canal last year than the previous yoar?—O. M. A. Reports are made for fiscal year* ending June 30. In the year ending June 30, 1935, a total of 5180 passed through tho canal; In the year ending Juno 30, 193B, the number was 5382. Q. How many correspondents docs U take to Bather tne news for the Associated Press?—R. W. A. Some SO.OOO individuals, directly or Indirectly, In all parts of the world collect, verify and distribute tho news, which appears under tho credit lino' By the Association Press. Q. Does tho federal government confer upon citizens Iho right to vote? *"~*"iV» H* • A. U does not. Tho right to'vote Is conferred by tho. states, mqh of which has Ita Own laws governing votiiiir u.' * have decreased 26.6 per cent; automobile thefts 26.2 per cent; murder, JJ.6; burglary, 8.4; and personal attacks. 8.G. This year will mark the greatest national Income since 1930, for It IH predicted that the {63.000,000,000 mark will bo surpassed. In other words, a 80 per cent Increase In tho national Income has been achieved since tho darkest moments of, the depression, s It Is estimated that on tho average 52,000,000 acres yearly aro destroyed by fire in tho forests of tho United Slates. This Is traced in most cases to tho carelessness of smokers; nevertheless there are other causes also llko lightning, etc. At present 79 battleships are under construction for tho United States navy, including 21 destroyers and 12 submarines.. In the past a destroyer cost approximately $4,000,000 and va U-boat $2,500,000. In Juno tho average wage per hour was 67.7 cents compared with 61.5 In May. The average weekly wago was $24.27 in June, while in May It was only $24.08. Tho aver- ago weekly wp.rk period consisted of 39.2 hours in June and 39 hours In May. This concludes America in statistics. WILLIAM J. GRANDOSCHEK. Bakersflold, August 29, 1936. POLITKNKSS FOH ALL Editor The Callfornian: I'm a motorist and a pedestrian both. And I agree with Nick Ayrea who recently addressed this column to tho effect that many Bakcrsfleld motorists ore impolite. But what Mr. Ayrcs failed to point out Is that many, many 'pedestrians of our fair city also aro Impolite. I bellovo any person who has donn much driving around Bakersfleld will agree that If tho motorist does slow down at a cross walk to glvo the pedestrian a break, tho pedestrian (most of them) slows down to about half tho speed with which ho or she was walking before paHslna In front of the car. Why can't wo all—pedestrians and motorists allko —bo polite and help each other. R. E. K. Bakersfleld, August 30. 193B. V

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