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-t WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 9, 1DS8 -4- Cbttonal llage of Cfje Jlafcerstftelb Californian ALFRED HARRBLL EDiton AN!) pnopniwron Issued JCvery Rvo.nbiR F.xop.pt Sunday In HakerHflcM, Kprn C'minis, California Knterttl In P««t office nl Bftkprnf|pl(1. rnllfnrnln., ns snr.ond clnss mat) mntlnr under DIP Art of rmigroM March 3, 1870 MUMMER OK THK AS8OCTATKO I»RK8H Tho AfiHonlatpil 1'rcMH Is oxi-lnMvoly onMtlPil In tho unn for publication of nil new* illHpnlrhnR cri'illlPd In II or nol olhprwlm* i*ri*rJIIHl In this PUI»T. and iilnu tin* lorui news published therein. Ttip Hnkrrsflnlil i 'iillfnrnliin In nlsn u i-llpnt «l IhP tlnllr'i] rriws ami HIP 1'nltprl NPWH find ri*'-'*lvi>h ili« rompli*li* Icnsc'l wire !<prv!r*i nf t,oth UKPniCHKNTATIVKS lirynnl, nrlfflth * Iinin«nn. Ii" N>H V'n-'ii. riihiiX". I'l-trnll, Alliintu. Honloi, \Vrsl llollliliiy- Mi-KMifon <"''>.. In'' Hun l''rniirl»-<i, I/,* AIIKP|P«. Hi'iiille. I'Mrlliiml \V ASIIINOTON, Ii. <'.. PrilKAt' FYe<lrr|r .1 Itnuhln, IHrrrtar. WiiRlilnclnn. t>. < .'. SUHSCKII'TION I'IMf'K Drlivcrrd by cnrrlrr »r nmll In pni'liil jsnnpn our, I wr>. three-, nor trmnlli. fit"-. « ni"titli«. $:tr.n, I yi-nr. t~i.HO. lly iniili In ptiNiiil '/.i>nPf< four In Plnht, PPT month. Me, THIS I'AI'KH MADK IN TDK, II. H. A. CASTLKS IN SPAIN (.) SAY Ilial one Iniili fiislli's in S|)iiin WHS n euphonious \viiy of critici/inn an impractical dreamer. The phrase arose he- cause of Ihe magnitude nnd beimly of these Spanish edifices. Wealth, industry and art wo IT required for their construction. Hence, unless Ihe amhilions person had the money, Ihe vi^or and'ahility to realize his ohjecl il hecame a tiling of inniKimilion. or as the ironical critic put il, as imallainahle as a "castle in Spain." To those outside the sphere of Ihe Spanish civil war and who have regard for historic tradition and works of art. Ihe destruction of ancient buildings liv hold factions in the conflict causes pain. While the fratricidal war is deplorahle from any aspect, it he- comes intensified by Ihe wanton ruination of architectural treasures that can never he re- ! placed. i Nothing is sacred in war. When human passions are unleashed the hrule in man pre- ' vails. The liner sentiments are ahandoned nnd life and properly become prey to insen- j sale fury. Out of the chaos new life emerges, hut the despoiled Irensiires of centuries can never he recovered. The attempted destruction of a HhcimsCnlhcdriil was more than an attack on the French people, il was a Mow at civili/alion through its inherited art Ireas- tires. The castles in Spain and the calhe- ( drills and architectural masterpieces thai survived for centuries are more than the possession of individuals or nations; they belong lo the race mid are Ihe records of its progress Ihroiifih Ihe ages. On them the civili/.ation we know has heen huill. They lire a link with the pasl, and hecaiise they are works of art or of historic association they ennohle and inspire every generation. Wars have occurred anil have gone. The • issues involved have survived or are lost, hill the destruction of the works of man has heen a permanent injury to human progress. ; l.NSUSI'KCTKI) CRIMINALS A IIHKST of suspects in recent tragedies draws altenlion lo the fact that many \ persons of anli-social or criminal instincts are wandering at large. Only outstanding circumstances lends to hring them lo light. Vet. il must he apparent there must he thousands of potential, if not actual, crimi- j mils moving nhotil the stale, their tendencies unsuspected until some tragic situation places them under ohservalion. In the San Diego mystery murder several persons have heen held for investigation, and from newspaper accounts il \\ould seem Ilin! if (hey are : not guilty of this particular crime, some of them should not he at large. II is one of tin* paradoxes of psychology that normality ui mind is exceptional. Il is as dillicull to discover genius as "Ihe normal man," popular helief In the contrary not Avilhslanding. Among millions there i.s an inlinile vnrielv of mentality. Some persons are more gifted Hum others, some •indefinitely hclow (he average level, hut Ihc majority, despite their dill'ereiiccs make Ihe average in social comlucl. It is in (he divergences from Ihe common level that the criminal element is found, hut onlv overt acts seem to he the method of discovering them. Society is established and sustained h\ acceptance of the normal code, and healthy minded citi/.ens are willing | n submit them selves for the benellt of the whole. The criininully minded person is a rebel against society nnd the rules of conduct that upholds it. He is the, Cain or Ihe Ishmael whose divergences from this accepted level that tin- society make him an outcast against whom safeguards have lo be made. lh* j s uncovered when Ihe limelight of criminal investigation is turned on him. UEHIND THK SCENES news ilems, one from Lisbon and 'the oilier from London, nppetiml in the newspapers on the same day. That from Iho I'ortiigue.se capital told of a naval mutiny in Ihe Tagus river harbor and how il was crushed by governmenl batteries, and Ihc other from the English capital announced the meeting of a "Hands-off-Spain" committee in which non-intervention negotiations were lo be discussed. The news story said thai Portugal accepted the invitation conditionally, insisting that the scope and competence of the committee be outlined beforehand, Observers of foreign affairs see some connection between the I wo stories. Portugal is a republic. The late King Manuel was driven into exile, and there is a suspicion lhal Ihe governmenl i.s in sympathy with Ihe Communist faction in Spain, ft is held probable that the Portuguese navy may have sympathy with the. rebels and was ready to give Ihem aid. As a neighbor Portugal may probably he divided as lo which side il should favor in the Spanish civil war. Hence Ihe hesitation in accepting the invitation to discuss non-intervention, and Ihe adroit move of Knglish leaders to have Ihe Portuguese governmenl commit itself one way or Ihe other. Kngland has already taken a neutral stand, bill by an ancienl treaty il is hound lo come lo the assistance of Portugal in Ihc event of lhal counlry being attacked. Tren- lies do not mean much in these days, hut they may .sometimes be given the semblance of respect. Should Portugal be drawn into the Spanish fray on any side and consequently the subject of attack by other powers, the situation would he embarrassing for Kngland. This may explain the "Hands- j wiiai off-Commillcc". TODAY IS .CUJPS by NARD JONES © NCA S,r..-.. ,., TBN VI5AHS AGO (Tin Cillrornl«n. lh!« rime. 1026) Haadllnai): Hay wounded vcterano tortured; HoBpltul at J'ulo Alto Ift do- an penltoiillnry; Injnrocl m«n In witrdn for Inwvrio, IH report; CoolJdgo majority In next CongrcsH mnnucod by nluctloiiHi Oftrnwin lory man IH ntn,r wltnesn UiiURhorty and Mlllor; 122,000 bulo cotton crop for California. Uolanit Mill In Itiloroiil Ing hlniH^lf In Hfi.'iirlnif wood JuilffH for llvoHlouk ovfinlM at the rminly fair. (,'layton Mark In rnmimlng lilH Hltidlpi! at Htunford. .(. Tt. WlllluinN IB going to Sfin Jonh Cliirkn IIIIH ixMurnr-d from u frf»H AriKfl«N hiiHlnoHH trip. ,liurl< Uoylf, nHHlHlarit. chief of no- life HUH ronlKiind lif-ro to «o Into tho "tisani corilrftfllriB himlnf««." TWKNTV VKAHH A<iO ntta Cillfdrnnn. ihli rttlo, 1010) ItcndlliiPM: AtlciTiplH of ("lonnatiH to rottnln lost lorrltory In went fu- tlln; llulKiirlan and Toulon Invaders havo ronchi'd thron Rumanian «oa? port.i. Hlund An;llo trlbo report od found by iTilBolonary; Corn, oalM and ! whnnl miffnr bl(? IOHHCH In AiiKiml; j \VII«ciT> HlRiin rfvonun bill KB Con- Kri'HB cnd« Hi-NHloii; Unlay of corrupt. priif.tlci'H tni'MHiirn hlnniod by O. O. }'. ! "Murfih.v'H ('r)inc'(Ilnnn" will bn hnro for KlinwH on throo <|M.VH of Ihlw wnok. Nlxly pupllH hiivn IICPM rp.«lBterc,d ! nt Di'lnni) HlBh .School. j Mr. and MI-H. It. .1. llolHon nnd i tlu'lr il;ini(hliTH (HiiclyN and l-'ay havo riMiirnod from a Lou Anrrnlon trip. .J. K. HolonrliM- bronchi a 1 0-Inch i on r of i 'urn to Ilin Hoard of Trad" rooniH today. THIRTY YICAltS A(iO (Tint rallfnrnUn HiU ililo. 100'!! llfadllni'x: UiindNbiirK woman «or- i loiiHly Injnri'd by nrf.ldontdl dlH- . chnrKo. nl' KIIII; Hurry Qulnn lilg land owner now with inircluiHn of 1'attor- ! HOU property: TIMTHH di'inandod by liiHiirri'fturH In C'ulia: Twnnty-four- hfiiir-idd Infant Mlnindorn-d on door- Hlc^p. Clan mutch between (lunnw and ' Ilrllt. ! T. M. MarMlnill. now BPlPticn • teni-hei- nt (he Mifh dchonl, IH Irylnff • to find mil. whnt kind of football tho want In play thin yenr and kind other valley HcliouU will FAVORABLE TOR KKRN C OTTON growers of Kern comity are in a favorable situation us compared with other producers of Ibis commodity. Nationally, Ihe crop is estimated at I 1.121.000 bales, as at September 1, while one month ago the estimate was I'2,INI,000 bales. This represents TiU.I of normal at Ibis time, compared with 72.i! per cent at August I. 7,'t.(> per cent lasl year and the 10-year average of (17.7. This year, according lo estimates, Kern county will have the greatest cotton crop in its history. If the weather proves propitious Ihe production will reach from '.10,000 to 100,000 hales from 7K,, r >00 acres at an estimated value of approximately $li,000,000. with more Hum .fXOO.OOO additional estimate for cottonseed. Last year the value of the crop was $.'(,70 ( ,I,I07, with cottonseed bringing an additional $7 l.'t.fill), for an acreage of .I7.SOO acres. Should Ihe national production fall below the yearly average, the situation will be all the more favorable for the county product. Scarcity will be met with increased prices, and Kern county with its greater production per acre will benefit. The cotton in Ibis vicinity always makes a higher average price than thai of other producing sections, and (he production per acre, from more than a hale in some areas to as high as three bales, is unequaled. Ihc average for Ihc nation is about half a bale lo the acre. I'Yom Ibis the Kern grower has In deduct overhead charges for irrigation, while in other places Ihe farmer has naturally irrigated land. Hut even with this deduction, Die Kern cotton product is a richly paying crop and i.s in demand for its own special qualities. - * -**••- « • — UANDOM NOTES Consistency i.s a jewel lo all bill politicians and certain types of statesmen. Those who remember the war years when Lloyd Ceorge stirred the world with his vehement demand lo "Hang the Kaiser" will be rather surprised to learn that be has been an honored guest in Hcrlin and has interviewed Hitler. What did they talk about? Not the war, surely. The shrewd and opportunist little Welshman who fenced verbally with Clein- enccaii and \Yoodrow Wilson may have been dangerously suave to the Fuehrer and Hitler on the other hand may have watched Ihe , interviewer with caution. Hotli are experts in swaying audiences with Hoods of language. How did they manage themselves in mere conversation? And above all. what is Ihe object of Lloyd (ieorge's visit? An autocracy more rigid than that of the Kaiser rules in Derlin so lhal there can be little in common between the former denouncer of autocrats and the I successor of the llohciuollcrns, The world would like to know what thev talked about. I'elevates for tho Tiemocrallo convention are- Dr. \V. H. fowler, Alfred Mai-roll, K. A. llaer, R M. Roberts. l<". Uunthnr. I'V MnckriioH, Myron llolmcH c. K. .lohiiHon. Hum Kar- rlH. Timothy Hpellacy, .(union Ojrdnn, II. I. Packard and \V. W. Harris. ItKfllN IfKHE TODAY Judith llmnnl h»» b»tn eMpnneil to K|*plu>n ^'imlir for four jir»r». Hlio wtnu to Iw mirrtfd <ml keep h«r Job In a bint- HIM OIHet lint 8te»e will not hear lo thU. Judith inmlA Blett for lunch anil they to oter Ihe ftmlllar amntmu, Judith point* out that her frlpniln, Virginia and noli lltnt, are tiavplly marrlnl, Ihouth Itoth li»v« Jnta, KIOTO reftum to t>» can- Uncoil. Klnall; Judith threaten* to break lh» emninmiml. m«rc, nuddinlr milling inn In In tarn- em, Mlu to ramn to hor apartment that era* nlni to talk Ihe matter oter. He coined and a ihort llnio later lioli and Virginia Kent arrive with their friend, Toby I.ynnh. Whll* tho «lrl« are preparing natulwlchea Htere anil Toby get Into an argutnnnl and rileto iiilke« Toll}. NOW tio ON wrni^TJiK HTOHV CUAPTKU IV Btovc Blood lowering, allll whlto with rago, whlln Toby Lynch rubbed lho Hldti of hlH ftico wllh a trembling palm. Hob rushed forward, grabbing Slnve'H half.-ru.lHod arm. "Qood l.,ord, Hlovo! Mang utilo yuuroclf! Toby didn't rncan anything." Hlowly byneh got to hla feet, partly angered and partly fright- onod. "What'H tho Idea, Hteve? (jookw to mo as 1C throu fellowx ought to bo abl<< lo get Into a (llu- cusHlon wllhout a brawl." "I didn't mind your generalltloB," innntloned Stcvo Icily. "Hut when you applied thorn lo Judith and mo, you wore going a little too far." "1 didn't moan anything." uald Toby, still rubbing his cheek. Hob looked at Htovo fowler. "There you are. Toby'H apologized for n. IOOBO tongtio. IxjokH to mo like you'd bolter apologize for a looao tenipf-r, Ktfivo." Tlioro was a moment of tonne Nllonce; and then, slowly, Htovo said, "AH right. hot's forget It. I'm sorry, Lynch." "Hnttor go In and wash up." Bob advised Tony. "Wo mustn't lot tho girls know about thlH." Toby nodded and left for tho bathroom. When tho door had shut behind him, and they could hear the cold water running Into tho bowl, Bob wild, "Me was wrong, Hlevo. I'll grant you that. Bui so are you." Mo held out a package of clgareUos toward .Stove, hold a light In ncrvouM flnge.rs. "1 still think VIrglo and I are right." Htovo shot him a sour glance. "Now don't you start, Bob." "I'm not ntartlng anything, Steve. I've a right to defend my position, haven't IV Bent grinned up at tho other. "Mvon at the risk of a poke In I ho nose?" poNpllo himself. Htovo had to smile. "1 guess my nerves havo been Jittery lately. Go ahead, Bob." "If a man can'l support a girl on his own oarnhigN—-and tho girl has a Job of her own—then I think It's -(Hy PAUL MALLON—Copyright 1936)= \\/AK|IIN(!ToN, Sept. I).—Tho army •V (,'eneralH, who look on tho Span| Ixh i-lvll war solely as another teeh- nl<-al military problem, are figuring the relielM will win. They have thought Tor some days now II would be only a i|iio;itlon of time until tho government forces collapse. Their theory hits been tbnt victory would bo won by the tilde able to IIIIIMM tho Inrgeiil force of regularly I ruined troopM. not UIOHO rawest re- crullH yon have neon fumbling gnn.H for Ihe movie IIOWH reels. from tho strain. Then, tho night ho returned, he chose lo mako a radio spoorh. Those who have followed tho President's method closely havo noted that ho has dovelupvd a personal synlem which has enabled him to protect himself Increasingly from the wear and tear of office. For one thing, ho has an ability to con- ccntrato (in ono subject at a time | and a greater ability to lay the mili- In (be early days of the revolution there WIIM Home doubt about the alle uliinee of the "nllHli-d personnel of the Spanish army. The officers wore mostly rebel sympathizers, hill there WIIH a grave i|ueHllon how long they eoiild coiillniie lo rely on their men. lleceni rebel victories In tho north Mottled (lint qiH'Mtloll No reiiHoii now Is seen why the rebeln 1*11111101 roll up and defeat the government forces, one by one. In I ho north and pinch off Madrid In a "n n I cracker" movement. Note Stale ilepiirlment diplomatic ropnrtM confirm I be Impression of In- liability ill Madrid. l''or fullv it week iiiilborlllon have been studying the lumHlbllll Ic'M uf governmenlnl col- Inptio. with i ject aside when ho Is through wllh It In this way, his mind bus be ( )UDI-:i!MNKSS * ' veil IIIIH been •I'renldont Hnoso- worltlng harder lately i ban Mince I hose early nt>w deal days of the banking crisis. For two davM before hi* left on his trip be \\IIH In almost continuous conferences In preparation of h|H semi an mini budget statement. Tho train ride afforded no opportunity for rest and Involved longer mid harder h'Mii-H (linn (be iiNintl campaign Irlp-i, In which the candidates are generally protected 'ft much us pos.slblc comn a very orderly filing cabinet. Knrthormoro, train riding and traveling do not tiro him as much as the average person. Tho motto of (ho White I louse correspondents has been "join tho Roosevelt onlour- IIKO and HOO tho world,'' but none of tli/* newsmen Is able to stand the trip as well as ho does. * * * 1 OOKINU AMUAD—More than Iho '-^ mere saving of old ships was Involved In lhal decision by Grout llrltaln. (he I.'n lied States nnd Japan on destroyers and submarines. It was really the first technical step toward accelerated naval building, all around, If Indeed It does not signal the start of a direct race. old ships are not much good for combat purposes. Off-hand, It may Moom to bo rather fnollith to keep (hem In service and to man them. None of the governments Involved chose to explain why II In nut, bill all the admirals know. l i% or ono thing. If you are planning In have more and more ships In a year or two. you must havo an enlarged trained personnel to man them, old ships are second best to new ones for thai purpose. Another good roiiHou Is I but these ships can be used for political trad- Ing purposes. The admirals can eventually trade them Into Congress for modern replacements, or they could bo used as excellent bartering material If there ever Is another naval disarmament conference. okay for them to marry, If It happens lo bo agreeable to both of thorn." "I know," said Stove, gazing at Uio glowing end of his cigarette. "Thai's tho modern Idea. Uut I'm Just old-faahloned enough to believe—" . "Modern!" exclaimed Bob In disgust. "Listen, Stovo. My grandfather and grandmother wore married at tho nges of ]fl and 10, respectively. Tho old boy had a farm, and when my grandmother married him It was with tho understanding that «ho'd havo cows to milk and butter to churn . . . harvest crows to cook for and wash dishes after . . . fruit to put up and quilts to mako. Work? Hay, rny grandmother did moro work In a day than VIrglo has to in a month at the office!" In his excitement Bob Bent paced across the room. At tho other end ho turned suddenly and poked his cigarette toward Steve. "There's nothing modern or revolutionary about what Virginia and T are. doing, Stovo. It's as old as tho hills." • * « Stovo grinned. But It was a stubborn, sober grin; and It was a grin nt Bob's enthusiasm rather than an agreement with his principles. "Sure, Bob. But girls wore different In your grandmother's day. The whole world was" different. "All right. You're entitled to your opinion, and I'm entitled to mlno. My Idea Is thai tho world Isn't so much different now from what It was then. Certainly people aren't any different." The argument might havo gone on, but just then Toby emerged from tho bathroom looking quite recovered—but nono the less sheepish. Ho walked straight toward .Steve. "Ono of my many fallings," ho fald slowly, extending his hand, "Is that 1 shoot off my face too much." With genuine sincerity Stovo Fowler took Lynch's hand. "Forget It, Toby. 1'vo been overly toucliy on the subject lately. I'm tho one who should apologize." There was nn awkward silence, broken fortunately by the return of .ludlth Howard and Virginia Bent, tho latlor bearing a huge plate slacked high with sandwiches. With a gesture of formal ceremony she set tho plate upon tho table In the center of Judith's room. "We're women," she said Impressively, "but you can't say that wo toll not, nor spin." Tho throo men were 111 at ense. furiously • afraid that somehow the two girls might recognize that something had gone wrong In their absence. They were like small boys caught In suspicious proximity to tho Jam closet. Bui If Judith and Virginia delected anything amiss, they pave no sign of It. Tho next moment the five were attacking the sand wlehcs with enthusiasm—while Judith's percolator gurjrled merrily In tho kllchenelte. Nevertheless, tho ghost of a quarrel hung over the modest apartment, nnd the party soon sagged. Ten o'clock struck Itself off on Judith's little clock—and then 11. Once or twice Virginia looked significantly at Judith, but Stovo staved on. Tt began to look as If he were prepared to nutwnjt Judllh's prolectors. "Well . . ." Virginia stifled a yawn. "I've work to do tomorrow. I don't know about tho rest of you.' Toby Lynch got up. "That goes for mo, too." Ho turned to Judith. "J'vo had n. fine time." "Thank the Bents. Bob furnished the cocktails and Virginia the sand WlcllPS." "All right." laughed Toby. "To all those present, thanks for a lovely evening, or whatever the song Hays.'' ore's nothing like singing for n nl II I en in. . . . Two or throe Niinppv \erses lire the host IhliiK III tin* world lo dike Ihe tension off a nervous, nxelled bunch of Uldt". We do our hex! numbers In the dress- Inn room hot\voon halvou "Tit 1*7.11 n" 1 TIM lor, Mnri|uelle I'nlvi'rslty lino f coach. Tln> liid< of motive mnke.-i (ho Itlai-U l.euloii a phenomenon to the p*nrhnlo*;|Nl Tbere will be u Ml mm; ! reaction UKulnsl Much lerrorlsllc Nlrong arm inethodH lhal will swim; iniinv persKiui lo (be OIIUNI* of liber- nllsin Prof John I' 1 . Sbepard, PRV- ! cliologlst. I'ltlvi-rslly of Michigan. At i hl>i lime, when the citizens of i many other nations are denied tho right of suffrage, the Importance of ; our citizens voting Is K really em- ! plmi-laoil. Alfred M. l.andon, He- |iub||cuii lire.tldentlal nominee. Movie ui'tliuf In lo iilum* aetliiK \vlin! tin. work uf tin* lioiim* |iulnli*r l« 10 MU'llellin|.;.'lo. OllH Ntnui' mar. CIlll'T—IforeHlKht doi-s not, how- 1 ' ever, I'xpliiln the ppiMiHnr iiilvnn- tup* which Japan took front tin* old ship ili'iil. VV'liul happened WIIH till.-). Tin* London niiviil tivaly nave tin* I'nllt'il Stuton and Hrllaln KiO.miO IOIIH uf <li>Hlroyi*rs mill ,tii|iiin 105.000, us of Iteeenilier .11, 193ti. It Kiive nil three pmvorH equal tonnage In NulnmtrlnoH lu'J.TOO) IIH uf the minu* ditto. AH lonnlLgf* beyond thono fl(?- uri-H WIIH In In* Hi-nipped. However, llrllnln dlil not want to Hi'rnp hor old di-Htroyt'i-H and Invoked the oHi-alator elauwe of tho treaty. She wanted to keep 40,000 IOIIH of over-awe dent royrt'H and who no an- nuiiiieeil. The United KtiitOH an- Mwereil H|ie would do likewise.. Hut .lapan elm-tod tci hold on to her old nulm IIH well as her destroy- ei-n, keening lli.DOO (HUH of over-ami Miilm and 11,000 of old destroyers. The efferl wan to give her superiority In HulmiiirtnoH. In other words, who ehaitKod the treaty rut In. What nil thin I'ompllcalod dlplo- inatle maneuvering merely meaim Is any- Skinner, n m t m , 01K , •„ ^, ntt to scrap thing he has any use for. The htlxIncHM of selling flowers and flower Heeds bewail In New York iMty IP ISO;', lirant Thorburn, a null- milker, lost hist job. and, when neighbors admired btw wife's geraniums, conceived the Idea of selling potted plants. Pineapples are water. n bo ill 87 per cent Tlu« I-KK of iho Aiimrnllnn onui re- ulit«H 10 wc-oliM to Initeh. ,\ I'arrel of oil contains \'l gallons, i OL'SV—No on« believes anything j • '' will come of Hunslu'H Intent sharp I warning to Japan regarding border | Incidents on the Mauohukuo fron- I tier. It was merely a bookkeeping notice to keep tho record straight us far an HuBSo-Jupanono ivtiiUon*' aro concerned. Tho limldo fact is the reds aro not ready for trouble. With Hitler tin- noylng them at the front door, they are In no poHltlon to do anything about the buck. unloi*n pori*hum*f> Mr Hitler some time soon finds- his huiuls filled with his problems In wextt'rn Kurope. In \\hlclvenso Mos- might Tokyo. This In tho try to boar down on key But Virginia didn't leave tho apartment without a warning glance for Jucllfh. Htevo noticed It. and stub bornly put down his hut to wait until Lyncb and the Bents were gone. "I thought they'd never leave," ho told Judith. Nervously she glanced at tho clock. "Il la late. And I'm deac tired." "Judith . . ." Hteve made no move from his spot by Iho table. "Yes. Ktovo?" "I want to apologize now for some thing thai happened hero tonight.' 1 Pnx/.lod. Judith looked up ut him "What do you mean. Stove?" "I—well, Toby Lynch said some thing 1 didn't like, and I ..." His voice trailed into slltjnce. "Yes. Stevo?" "I guess I lo«it my temper." Judith turned, facing hint squarely "You didn't fool me. Steve. And don't think you fooled Virginia either. I'd bo willing to bet that rlgh TIOW she's cross-quest lonlng Bol nbout what happened In horn whll wo were making tho sandwiches You got Into an argument will Toby, didn't you?" Steve colored. "I'm afraid It wa worse than-—than an urgumenl, Ju dilh." "Was It about . . . you and me?' "Yen." Judith lowered her eyes. "Stovo That was so foolish." Me walked across the room to fac her. "Foolish? Maybe It was foollsl to you, Judith. But It wasn't to mr Lynch made tho suggest ton thai yoi nnd I follow his own philosophy." "Well," she mot his.eyes squarelj "It was Toby's privilege lo mako th suggestion, wasn't It?" Steve looked Instantly horrlflet "Judith 1 You don't mean that. Yo — you can't have any Idea of what— of why 1 got sore at Lvnch." "No?" linked Judith. "I have pretty fair Idea of what Toby Lync suggested. 1 know the story that' been going around about him." Steve stopped back us If from blow. "You moan to say you've l:nown It--nnd yet you let him como hero'."' "lie comes hero with Virginia nnd Bob." Judith reminded him quietly, "and Virginia and Bob aro my friends." "Then you approve of whnt he's doing?" Judith shook h«r head; "I don't approve of It, Steve. But I consider it Toby Lynch's business—and no- bodv else's. Even if it's true, and 1 don't know that It Is, It's none of my affair." "t supose," Stevo said, "that you'd consider it nobody's affair If you and "No," Judith Interrupted qvilckly, tho ghost of a bitter smile on her face. "You uNBume too much. Stevo, If you think that I love you enough to want you outside of marriage." He looked do\yn at her, nonplussed and bitter. "I 'can't flguro you out nt nil, Judith." . She watched him take up his hat. stHft toward the door. He paused In tho hnllway to ask, "You really infant It •w.hcn you said we were through?" "I . . . yes, Stevo. I really moan.t It =(By 0. 0. McINTYRE) ffiW- YORK, Sept. 9.—Col. Theo- odoro ftoosevelt la a luncheon gular. He likes to gather a small roup around In the show spots at ho lunch hour and spin yarns. Ho seldom seen after dark' or at the heatres but Is in full flower at mid- ay. Tho llfo of the party. While the Colonel was having cof- ee at a recent lunch, John Mulholand, tho magician, left his seat to 0 to the Colonel's side. This was heir first meeting. Said Mulholland: Colonel, I want to thank you for ettlng mo out of a bad Jam In Inla. A favor you know nothing bout." It seems Mulholland got stranded t Clmndpur In 1928. He was broko latter than one of his trick BO-cent leces. At tho bank he asked for 200. His letter of credit was no good for ho could not Identify him- elf. Inquired tho cashier: "Do you now any Americans in Clmndpur?" The magaclan shook his head. The ashler added: "An American went hrough here 10 days ago. Ills namo Theodore Roosevelt, Do you •enow him?" Exclaimed Mulholland: Know Teddy? I should sa.y I do." •Jo meant, of course, everybody in America did, But It got tho needed ash. John Mulholland, by the way, Is he city slicker of tho prostldigita- eurs. A swanky, sartorlally preclso ellow, his close friendships include Gene Tunney, Harold ROBS, Bert Torhuno and such and ho hob-nobs n off-hand ease at the Long Island lampions. As a magician, ho nutt- ers no abracadabra over his evan- shments. His Is the attitude of tho ballengor. His hand Is quicker han your eye. Catch him If you :an. And nobody has. Mulholland, too, is ono of tho Ightnlng personalities of his art "here are many magicians but only 1 handful In tho whole parade who ffered the suavity, charm and glamour of Houdlnl, Thuraton and Cellar. Mulholland has a literary lair and his articles on his profes slonal antics are In ready demand in ilmost any of tho magazine shops klost of his exhibits aro private and or a bon ton clientele. Indeed ho seems to enjoy most a circle o: rlends at a cafe table and put on a private show for their amazement. • Nate Leipzig, to my notion, wa« always a peer of prestidigitation dur- ng the days of now vanquished, vaudeville. He hasn't perhaps tho dcbonnalrp dazzle of a Mulholland or Thursfon but for actual muscle control and dexterity he Is top flight. No performer IB such an earnest experimenter and BO constantly In action. When he walks ;he street he usually has a coin in his hand with which he Is flexing: muscles. He keeps cards on his night table to riffle during waking stretches. My own delving Into Black Art covered a period of many years. No hobby Is quite so enchanting or so boring to suffering spouses. I was always popping in all merry and bright with a new trick for my wlfo to watch. I spent much time In a dingy magic shop on Sixth avenue, whose proprietor waa a sort of Fifth avenue Apollo with a Barrymore profile. Many touring magicians hung out there and he taught me quite a variety of manipulations. Then, somehow, our paths parted. Several years later In London T saw a flamboyant billboard In Oxford Circus showing a magician evanish- ing a man-eating Hon. He was billed an Tho Great Lafayette. When T went to see The Great Lafayette It was—tableau!—my friend of tho Sixth avenue magic shop. More and more Is tho New York speech difficult to understand. Due no doubt to failure to hike votcen above tho din, they simply mumble. I was impressed today by a fellow from Indiana who, after a week here, was going to an ear specialist. He could not understand people. Yet his hearing was perfect. Gelett Burgess once divided tho Inartlcu- lates Into Mumhleboys. Drawlsters, Whlnolds and Whlsperettes. I have sympathy for the mum- bier. I was one myself and not even grandma's thimble cracks Jousted me out of it. I also lost a newspaper job because the m. e. could not catch my mumbojumbo at editorial conferences. Mumbling may not be any special indication of inferiority as so many claim. A mum- bier may simply have nothing to say. Or have you noticed? i KDITOU'M NOTE The California*! will print lttt«r« from renters. Such letters MUST h* confined to 150 words written legibly anil on one side of the paper. The space limit Li ImiwretUe. No anonrmoua communication! will tie prtntM. Thin 1« emphatic. Tho Callfornlan rMcrvia lh« right to tlelctt or reject any or all mnmncrlpu and ti not responsible for BtullmcnU contaliuid therein, tetters of more than 150 words will be rejected. Brevity Is a clmlrable feature. They must be bon a fldely >l<ned by the writer with complete addrtsa given, although the namo may not be published. NAVAL KACE I Editor The Calif ornian: As a pacifist I look with misgiving upon tho naval raco which has just started among the major powers of the world. Tho following statistics which I im about to give should throw some light on the fact that world peace is greatly endangered. This coming January will mark the termination of the validity of the Washington naval agreement, which undoubtedly will cause the greatest naval building race ever dreamt of man. On the aforesaid date England Intends to commence tho construction of two new "battleships. Tho United States has not built any battleships for 16 years, but will also follow Brlt- nin's example by constructing two warships. Japan, however, will build four such ships, for she wants naval parity with England and the United States. The average cost of a warship Is JGO,000,000, so I hope that this figure will assist one In the contemplation of thn huge amount of money tho world's taxpayers will have to raise. From a pecuniary standpoint tho citizens of the smaller nations like Franco, Germany and Italy, will suffer tho burden of taxation more, due to the limited wealth of those countries, especially when ono considers tho fact that the per capita cost of tho now French naval program Is $0; $8 In England, $4 In tho United States and $3 in Italy. Tho United States will expend $526,510,000 for the navy; England $340,050,000; Franco J250.866.000; Italy $135,240,000; Soviet Russia. Including land forces. $669,000,000. In regard to modern naval construction tho Rodney and Nelson of tho English navy have been forced to take second place when tho battleships Admiral Scheer and Deutschland were put In service by Germany. At present throe warships are being built in Iho Third Reich. During tho period the Washington naval agreement remained In force tho construction of naval bases was forbidden, but after it became apparent that future naval limitations would end in a fiasco, tho British commenced to complete their base at Singapore, which added to the uneasiness of tho Japanese and increased their bellicose preparations. Furthermore England intends to build a new naval base In West Indian waters between Trinidad and Venezuela. Now back to American construction. The floating dock at Poarl Harbor, Hawaii, is to cost approximately $10,000,000. This no doubt makes the Japanese more apprehensive than ever. Naval bases are also being constructed In Puerto Rico and in tho Virgin islands by the United States. Pacifically speaking, one of tho conclusions that I would like to draw at this time, In face of the worldwide armament race Is that the dove of peace must be very much disgusted by now. No wonder so llttlo Is to be seen of that bird these days. WILLIAM J. GRANDOSCHEK. Bakersflold, September 8. 1930: RESURFACING STREETS Editor The Calif ornian: Last time we can remember hearing anything about resurfacing Nineteenth street and North Chester avenue, where the street car tracks were abandoned, the work was not being done because of unfavorable weather conditions. That was last winter. Now winter Is coming on again, and tho resurfacing still has not been done. Perhaps It has been decided that the streets do not need resurfacing. If so, well and good. But what la being dono with the four or five thousand dollars that was paid to tho city by the Bakersfleld and Kern Electric Railway for this specific purpose? If the money is not to bo used on the streets, why not make tho funds available for use on somo other, worthy project—swimming pools, for Instance. L. B, Bakersfleld, Sept. 8. 1936. CJ. What Is the longest motion picture that has been made?—A. R. A. Tho Great Ztogfeld, which runs 3 hours. Q. What does tho word Levant mean?—H. R. A. Tho term Is of Latin or French origin and means sunrise or oust. It is applied to tho countries bordering tho unstern Mediterranean sea. _ Q. Is there a murblo slab In Romo showing the future territories which Italy expects to conquer?—M.vjj. A. A marble slab has recently been placed In Via dell'Impero at Rome, showing the present boundaries of tho now empire. Future territories do not appear. * Q. What U the age and batting average of Uenevleve Smlthers, softball player?—K. R. A. The Htar second busewonmn of tho Memphis, Tenn.. girls' soft-ball team has a battering average of .600. Q, What Is the charge at the Adler planetarium In Chicago?—R, W. R. A. Free days are Wednesday. Saturday nnd Sunday. The admission on other duyti IH UC cents. (By FREDERIC J. HASK1N) Q. Whllo on my vacation door opened and olosed. t Through filmed cyps .Ttullth jmw the HI tho Uw.'ni'.l.ip- ! . knub turn us be• rploamxrl It. V'omorroio 1 * A THOUGHT FOR TODAY Hf V« also patient; stablish your hearts; lor the mining of tho Lord dratveth nigh. — James 5:8. » • • -Novw think that God's delays are flod's denials. Hold on; holeC fast; hold out. l j tttlcinco la genius.— Buffon. J de- hire to read one or two old books which aro recognized as standard literature. Will you please recommend something?—L.. A. A. A library official suggests that you make one or two selections from the following: Pon Quixote, by Cervantes: Les Miserable!), by Hugo: Tale of Two CltloB, by Dickens; Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain: Count of Monte Crlsto, by Dumas: and The Light That Failed, by Kipling. ' v Q. Is there any truth In the Idea that the Btlng of u bee makes a muskmelon sweet?—M. L. A. Tho bureau of plant Industry nays this Is not true. It la natural for some melons to be sweeter than others. Q. How much money is deposited In national banks? In all banks In the United States?—O. M. A. On June 30, deposits In national banks totaled 126,000,000.000. On that date, the deposits In all banka amounted to $58.000,000,000. Q. Are the state regulations gov« ernlng trailers strict?-—H. M. 1 A. They are for the most part lenient. Reciprocal licenses are required in only a lew stateir, sonui requlr* a special permit for camp. Ing longer than 30 day*. Others allow trailer tourists to remain aa long as they wish. A few states. Including New York, stipulate that trailers shall have brakes operating Independently.of tho towing car. A r»iit«r ran rtl Uw uu<r«r to anr qauttan of tot tn>.n*rltln« The n»k«i»f1H<J C.ltfoml.n InlormatltHi Bunau, Frtdw-te J, nankin. .l»l r*i*4ar. IVaaMiuttxi, IV C. I*|U4« wclon Uinw 13) cut* fot it-plf. . . •T

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