THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1636 etrttonal JSaftentfieft -ALFRED M A R R E L L tenrron AKD wtopnrsroB lasued Kvnry. Kvening Except Sunday In Bn-kemfleld, Kern County, California Entered In post office nl. TJakftrsflnld. California, nR seeonil cliiss mull mnllpr umlet the Act of ConsrreBH March 3, 1879 MBMBKIl OF TIFK AHSOCIATfiD PRKS8 Tlir AsNOCltitr-d T'rnsn IN nxi-ltiplvply Piilltlfffl to the Ufce for iiunllratlon rif nil new* fllRi>»lrh(>a erivWert to II or not olhorwli«i> crctlltpil In Oils pnpor, ami iil«o thfi local JIOWH published therein. Tlin Itnliornflfld I'nllfornliin Is .'ilso a rllnnt nf th(< Unlled Tress and the IJnltril Ncw« nml rci-oK-on tlin nmiplnln Jotisotl wire . ( ;^rvlco of Inilli. HICPUKSKNTATIVKS Tlrynnt. (!rlffltli A Urunii'in, Inr ,\>\v Vorii, < 'LjIr.uKo, lii'trull, Allanln. I Wrui •llnllldiiy-Motrffiurn <""., It"'. Hun Krttiii-lHi-i', Um Annul™. Nr-iitlli«, I'nrtlnml AVAStTINDToS. I> ''.. tHTlMAt! 'Yrd'M-u: .1. llHxklll. I'll'f'l"!, WlihlllllKt'Ml, 1). (.'.. SrHHClUPTION PIUCK I'rliviTMl liy carrl'ir or inull In poHtnl -/iiiici- our, two. , Hirer, HIT imuilli. nf» . il month*, t;i.5(i, l ycnr, J7.HO. l!y mull In pnMul /.OIIOH four to rlglit, \n>r irmnlli, Kfn-. , THIS PAPKR MAHK IN THE T. H. A. in I he summer months rind nro, Ihcrcfore, circumspect in their use of inflnmmnble imilcrial in dry aretis. 13uI. the negligence of one. may undo nil Ilic precautions of tlie ninny. While forest and brush fires occur too often, it ist encouraging Iliut tlicrc is an aroused public conscience in favor of preventing them. The ultimate step toward eliminating the danger will be when every citizen regards hiniHelf us- the protector of dry ureas from Ibis menace by observing the rules for lire prevention and bringing those who disregard them to justice. INCREASED COTTON WAGE KKKPINf. UP HIS FIGHT T""\KMA(i()(ilT'.S with lung power cm i nlvMivs arouse the applause of (he multitude, bill when eloquence is bucked hy Ihe authority tif force, (he spcllhindcr is assured of complete submission lo his viows. Adolf Hillt-r knows this, lie renienihers the lime when Ihe soup ho.\ was his rostrum and when he talked himself into jail. Now, from Ihe vantage ground of national leadership he ean weld his people into unanimity with his patriotic defiances of imaginary enemies, and in this heroic mood assert demands for former (ierman colonies lhal were forfeited as a result of the World War. AI Ihe Nuremberg gathering of Ihe Nn/.i parly Ihe only (ierman parly Der Fuehrer won his hearers hy admitting his disirijard of Ihe Versailles Treaty hy rearming and occupying the Hhineland. and hy the further assertions lhal his aim was to control Ihe huNiness of Ihe nation, and lo continue the claim for Ihe return of the (iermmi colonies. Hitler is ri^hl in claiming that the Versailles Treaty, as far as relating lo (ierman arms, is dead, lie is also safe in defying a League ol Nations that has proved ineffective in applying its most important ohli^a- lions against afWcssive wars. Hut he may invite Iroiihle in Ihe mailer of the former (ierman colonies, however justified he may he in urging their return. The mandatories in their turn may demand guarantees thai in the event of considering giving hack these colonies lo (iermany the voice of the present residents he heard. Mill with division among Ihe leading members of Ihe League it may he that Hitler sees his chance of pilling (hem against each oilier and so attain his object. Adopting Ihe methods of his fellow anlo- crals of Ihe Kremlin the Fuehrer has ordered a four-year plan to increase industrial production and make (iermany independent of foreign raw material. How the industrialists of Ihe nation will like this dictatorship in business is their concern. Tntler present circumstances they have no say. Somehow Ihe hoastin^s of these European dictators reminds Ihe American of Ihe more ^eneiinis, hnl etpially hlatant I*. T. Marimm. who had no compunctions ahotil asserting he had "Ihe urcalesl show on earlh." As showmen they may he tolerated, hilt they hecome imnoyinu as disturbers of the prace of the world. KIKK M KNACK F.N thousand acres of forest and brush lands and scores of mountain cabins were destroyed by fire in the mountains near Santa Monica, and all through the careless flick of a live match! Much material damage has been done and this has been estimated at $120(1,000, but fortunately no deaths have been directly attributed to the bla/.e, although one man is dead as a result of the excitement in fleeing from the scene. Hut for the energy of |b,. fire fighters the results might have been much worse. As it is, unnecessary loss of properly and the endangermenl of life combined with the after effects of creating soil erosion in a valuable watershed, have all been caused by the thoughtlessness of one person, who admits lighting a mulch and throwing il carelessly into the grass by his side. Because of its proximily to centers of population the fire in Topanga and Fcrnwood canyons has received more public attention than larger and more devastating fires that occur in Hie Sierra forests. Kach year vast areas of timber lands MYC ruined from this cause, and often through the same carelessness. Most cili/.ens of California are a\vaiv of UK- 'danger of grass, brush and fort-si fires B Y THK decision of 200 collon farmers in the San .foaquin valley to increase the wage of pickers for Hie 19,'M crop to $1 per 100 pounds, a double, advantage will be secured. The farmers will attract sufficient workers lo enable them to harvest the increased acreage of thai crop, and (lie pickers are assured of a reward equal lo thai of skilled labor and According lo the efficiency they show in the field. The increase is 10 cents more than the wage rale for last year. It should also prove attractive to many persons who are now unemployed, and who wish to make an independent living. As in all classes of work there are persons who are more efficient than others. According lo collon picking contests held in IO,'M and I!).'!,"> in Kern county Hie personal abilities varied, but the average was sufficiently high lo satisfy the workers. In l!).'!l ll,ie winner of the contest sacked NK8 pounds of cotton in a 10-hour period, while the runners-lip ranged from 7!)!) to 708 pounds. The winner of this contest was also victor in the HK'lfi competition held at Shafler with 70I.M pounds sacked in a 9-hour period, or at aboiil the same record per hour as his preceding success in the longer lime allotted. While Ihcse may be taken as the work of highly efficient pickers, it is not unreasonable to assume lhal the ordinary worker should sack anywhere from .'100 pounds up lo the pri/.e winning limits in the U-hour period. Accepting this as a standard, the average worker should make at leasl $.'! a day and whatever more his abilities can add to that. i At these rales there should be opportunity ! for many unemployed workers lo aid in harvesting this year's crop. The worker and the farmer will thus henellt from the new rale, and a harmonious relationship be maintained to Hie advantage of the fanner, the worker and the community. RANDOM NOTES * Civic consciousness of the importance of one's own community is a desirable quality. In various places this is being manifested in local celebrations in which the particular attractiveness of the region is emphasized. Kern county's Fnmlicr Days annual event is now an established institution in which the early days of the county, its history and traditions, its pioneers and what they did lo prepare for the advantages its residents enjoy today are recalled. Kern can look back I with pride and look forward with well sub- 1 simulated hope. Fnmlicr Days embodies I these in its program, which Ihis year lakes ; place on October II-1. i Among the attractions of the celebration is the rodeo. The county is famous for its horses and its horsemen and horsewomen. On Ibis occasion (hey have opportunity lo show their skill in competition with local champions as well as noted contestants from oilier places. Preparations for the celebration are made on an extensive scale. The committee in charge has planned a ^lill.OOO event lhal will surpass anything in the past. It is a citizen's show. His and her support assures success, (ieneral admission to (lie rodeo Ihis year has been set at "iO cents ranging up lo $2 for from Ihis enable the the greatest event of boxes. The returns committee lo provide its kind and in the future, there. TUN VI5AK8 AGO (Th« CilirornUn, thin d»t«, tOSfl) Mall train looted of $000,000; Mttndll, trio flue* with bl» fortune untnolOHtcd; No description of outlawH IH obtained;! tingry neigh- bora cut tontrue from woman goa- xlpor; Hung murderor Wolfffang lit Him Qtiuntln; Milk bottla bandit pays panalty for brutiil dcod; Government KcoroH blow In iJaiiKhnrt.y fraud action; Cruel Jtirlgo IH crltlr.l/.ed by Icln, Construction of a now $70,000 packing houiin at Kcllnoii to ropluco Ino OIKI doNtroyed "by flro IB 'pro- Knowing rapidly, according to tho I0diHon Ornrign Grower-it A««oo.latlon. D. J. Llifhtnor IWH purehaocd a new homo on Pacific Drive. 0. 1C. HiiHb and Ray Curler plan to purchado an alrplunu. KltfhtpMii tnllen of tho Htuto highway between I^cro and Delano will bo widened. TWI5NTV VICAHS AGO (Tim Oltrunilin. lhl» d«U, 1010) Headline**): FrolRht rateH on hay from Delano cut 25 cents; Allies' drive tiel.H further Kiilna In wont; HluvH win Carpathlanm Fallihayn'H snlfl to bo rn«ull of oug- to change war plan; Strange nun. eruption tiaiiBo of wreck of U. H. crutaor MumphlH; AugUHt prices for eropn 9.8 por cent higher, Tho Board of Trade him been Invaded by rats and Torn Burlio waritu dunatlonn of Tom cats. W. W. nilJIlpH, Republican nominee for CoiiffroHH, conferred with party loadcro here last night. It. 10. Wood IH hero from Tuft, and K. H. Griffin from hnbnc. Tho now addition to the HI. 1'Yan- c'ls parochial nuhool )» completed and will bo roady for the 'opening of Hchool on next Monday. TIMttTY YKAKH AGO (Th« Cnimmilnn. Ihli rlutn, Iflflili llfudllncM: MaHHacrn of Jews ro- ported In I'tiiHNlii, Poland; JJumlroilH urn put to bayonet In Poland; Many hurt In wreck near Hantn. Marbara; ;!7 Injured In train wreck; Htrlkero dnrnll rai-Hn at. Han 1/YaricHco; Democrali: convention con VOUCH tomorrow; Hupervlsorii cluingo boundaries of voting proclnctH. wreck near Hanta Barbara; 27 Injured In train wreck; Htrlkcru derail earn at Han I'VancHluco: Democratic convention convenes tomorrow; Su- pervlMoi-H change bouiularlca of voting proclnclH. The flro department "fought a fire lost night In a tout In the roar of the crlhH near I ho old brewery." ICcnniHIi Laird IB now attending Polytechnic; High Hchool In Berkeley. ChnrlcH VVhllaker ha.s returned from a mountain trip. Jiiclt Klrlcpulrlrk Is In Lou Angi-loH on a two weekH' visit. Al"x Cramer IH here from Delano. TODAY 1$ OUBS by NARD JONES NtA IIBO1N JIKUB TODAY Judith Ifoirtrd hu bun cruiifd to ttttvhrji powltr for tear yttit. Hh» winu to bt mtrrlnl >nd k««p htr Job In » buil- n»« office Init Mtcri will not httr 10 thlx. Judith mt«U Rttrt tar lunch *nd ih«r to orrr thi f»mlll*r »r«um«nu. Judith poInU out that Inr ftl'tnd/i, Vlfnlnlt and Uoh lltut, »r« liikpplly nurrlod, Ihouih both hire Join, flint rtfuiw to b« rantlncw). trinkllr Judith thrwieni to lir»k Ihc Miialtmnit. Hteri, mllilnir «h« U In ttmctt. ukj to como to her Apartment that evening to Ulk ih« mallfr ovtr. He comti and a ihort lima later noli and VlrilnU arrtn with their fttend, Toby t<ynoh. Htiin and Toby hira an arcuinenl and tba ffrenlng U awkward for «»n'on«. Ht«ro nmalni after the otnen hart tone, Ilo btcii Judith not to break the enfatement, but eht remalng firm. NOW UO ON WITH THJB 8TOIIV CHAPTBft V It was the Banto' habit to drop by for Jtidjth on their way to work. Hut next morning Virginia slopped, ul Judith's apartment without her husband. "Bob loft early," Virginia explained. "Ho hud wonio work ho wanted to finish before the day's rtmti." Judith know better, but aho said nothing. Virginia wanted to know iJio outcome of hujt night's encounter with Htove—and she didn't caro to bo hampered by Bob In nor questioning. "Hit down," Judith Invited. "You've lime lo havo a cup of coffoo wllh mo." "Thanks, darling. And I'll lake on a piece of toast, loo. I rushed BO to get Bob away that I'rn afraid I neglected my own calories." Hho took the proffered cup, ncarchlng Judith's eyes. "Well, what happened?" The other smiled. "NoUjlng at all, Virginia. Ho left right afler you did—and T didn't change my mind." "Good!" exclaimed Virginia. She loosed a mock sigh. "I wiui scared to death you'd given him another chance. I was trying to stay hero longer than he did, btij. finally I saw that he'd caught on .to my scheme." Young Mrs. Bent stirred her coffee in silence for a moment. Then, look- Ing up at Judith, she said, "Did Hlove tell y-i what ho did to Toby Lynch last .«ht?" Judith nodded. "Terrible, wasn't It?" "\Vell . . . Bob seemed to think that Toby had It coming. But you know how Toby Is—always opening his mouth before ha thinks. If you iisk me, I think It was stupid of Hteve." Judith Howard's gaze mot her friend's quizzically. "Stupid? Perhaps you're right, Virginia. But when a gal bus had her good name defended It's hard for her to think of It as stupid." "That, said Virginia In her most cynical fashion, "Is a lot of banana =====(By I'AUL MALLON—Copyright 1936) VVAH1IINGTON, Hept. JO.—President Roosevelt's nuw Idea of expanding tho public employment agunuy system IH supposed to have originated with Ijiibur Hot-rotary Perkins. They both were Interested In Htiirtlng state agencies In New York before Mr. Roosevelt heeumo President, largely to force a. correction of nliiisus In private employment ugen- rlttrt. It IH not much of a wrcrot thai federally I ho Idea hss not worked out perfectly. One reason Is the system IH new and not well known; another IH lhut II was Instituted In a period of sparse employment. Tho number of men for whom Jobs have boon found wns not sufficiently Impressive fur Mr. Roosevelt to use It in his fhvHlde chat. lint thn machinery has boon set up and about three weeks ago tho President decided to lay aside $25.000 for the employment agency system to rhi'ck the relief rolls, mainly In panned Ion with I'WA projects. The Miiggostlon Marled working so well that Mr. Roosevelt ultimately de- rldnd to make a roul effort to use tho siimn machinery for developing private Jobs and to puhllcl/e 11 strongly. Homo who are nnar agency head- iliiartcrs of the system here doubt that lh(> old obstacles can yet bo overcome lo any appreciable extent. • « • C1GNH -I'Ydoral promotion of the " cu-ii|i<>ratlv<> theory IH being carried forward In severnl little ways, apparently In preparation for blggpr activities when Mr. UooHOvelt's cooperative Ntmly commission returns from I'liirupe. The monthly magazine. "Cohsum- CI-'H Guide," piibllNhod by I ho agriculture department, has started a Nr.dliin on coops. Tho current Issue lolls of egg and poultry marketing In eiislern slates, hut contains no Ideas un federally sponsored Industrial or consumer co-ops, which Is what the study commission Is driving at. Meanwhile, HIP farm credit administration Is distributing more copies of Itn recently published vol- tmie of HtritUitles of farmers' co-operative business organisations. The Hun Is to curry out Agriculture Mecretnry Wallace's advice In his recent booli. namely lo promote the oo op theory In any nhuso now In lone range contemplation of tho ultl- nmtoiv possible co-operative state. commoncHt rale, usually advertised as "loans at 0 per cent," really amounls, with foes, to more than 17 par cent per annum. All the book wants Is uniform small loan laws to regulate abuses, meaning a continuation of private consumer credit. # * • OKA-PLANS—Certain of tho navy *•' admirals arc supposed to bo working now on a rather sharp extension of the naval budget for nexl year, Tho hopeless dlsarmamenl treaty situation and tho demonstration of American naval needs in tho Spanish civil war aro considered by them as pointing to tho need for moro iilortncss In naval mailers—and more money. They wore greatly disturbed, among themselves, about a Collier's article by former Army .Staff Chief Mac.Arthur, now field marshal of Iho Philippines. Army Man MacArthur gave no thought to tho navy In tho matter of defense, culling It essentially an offensive forco. That con- lonllon will bo offset, nol officially, but offocllvcly, with publicity gusto. • • * MOTES—Tho taxi drivers who haul A ^ the politicians say they havo never had such a dull summer around Capital Hill. Tho congressmen havo been too btiny with their campaigns to waste any time at Ihclr offices. Nevertheless, many will ro- turn hero only to pack. CONNUMISH ^' ton thinkers are ussiin- similar t-iiUTtimumMit Of rtuirst', fviM'vhoilv will lu> Su t'nr nobody fan fompluiii about llu> bit- Irriirss til' llii> election campaign. It was pro- ilie.teil liy some political leaders that personalities would form part of t|ie attack and coimler-attacU of the contestants. Instead we have the President and his opponent meeiinM as friends in what was really an im- necessary investigation of the, drought problem. Htith behaved like the gentlemen they are. If I hero is to be any "dirljvbnsiness" in Ihe campaign it will be inspired by un- MTiipnlniis ami indiscreet followers. The American people are considering principles and the candidates lhal. favor them. CRK13IT—\Viisblng- also much Inter- oNtod currently in the analysis of "Consumer Civdll" In a booklet of thai title published by the public affairs commlltoe. a small organization of dlstliiKutidu'd economic writ- rs. Home mention |» mudo therein of credit unions, but tho conclusion Is reached that they can nuccpod onlv In small groups, such Us employex of one business firm, iBbiu' union or government depurtmont. Tho booklet IH mainly an exposure of concealed high liiU'i'ONt rules by small lending companies. Tho Representallvo Josh Loo, who Is likely lo bo tho now senator from Oklahoma (ho Is Iho Democratic nominee) Is a licensed Baptist preacher. Thcro has been a lot of talk about farmers going to tho cities, but Agriculture Hecrclary Wallace Is tho only mnn who over brought u fn- c to tho city. He has established part of his departmental experiment farm atop a Bovon-story agriculture build Ing. No President over loft Ihe White House willingly. Most people think Coolldgo did, but many persons close to him have now accepted tho belief that he was sorry to leave, feared tho possible stigma of seeking u third term, made an ambiguous announce menl. was disappointed when ho was not drafted. ___„ , Stale dopartmentallsts considered | It significant when Judge Moore, tho ' assistant secretary, was given most of the work of the vacant under Hecrelary's office, nUhouN|)i ho WHS not given the desk right away. Oddest sight In Washington Is the crowd of WPA workers filing out of the door of Iho annex of an exclusive club on which Iho sign sllll reads "Fur members only," WPA loosed Ihe annex some weeks back. Th« federal trade commission conducting BO many Investigations that It IIIIH leased a four-story apart mont house for Uu spoulal lnvestlgat< Ing division. Human povKoniillly in something snored. It grows by rising above material things and wedding itself to Hplrllual Ideals. \\> cannot lx» sal- luflcd wllh any form of society in which human piTHouullly IB submerged.—Franklin D. Roosevelt, Vm nol Biting to DUO anybody . . . mid I m mil Boliiit to stop drinking champagne. — Mrs. IClcnnor Holm Jurnm, auwpondwl Olympic swim- mltig XUu- fflAFTS Apples, both wild and cultivated, were, grown over a wido ur*a of Iflimme. and weru brought to America when Europeans began to nettle hem tnnro lliuu 300 years ago. Aboul 00 por com of tho toial cultivated «rOH uf New Xealand is devoted io pasture. The common household mutch la an Knullnh Invention of iQO venra HRO. • .' • " • oil and you know it. No girl nowadays gets all Excited about a man because ho lets his arms fly around!" "tton't be BO «urV Judith laughed. 'Come on, wo'll have to rush nbw to make the offlpe on tirnol" Virginia was well pleased with the way Judith was taking the finish of, affair wllh Stove Fowler. "The patient's condition la good," Virginia told herself. "In a month or so she'll be an fit as a fiddle and ready for love—a new one." But at the offtee Virginia's desk wasn't near Judith's. Busy with her own work, she didn't see how many times Judith Howard stopped typing and stared into space. She didn't no:Ico how many times Judith stopped her busy fingers to make erasures or to snatch out tho sheets and carbon and begin anew. Steve telephoned Just before noon und naked her to lunch. "I—I can't do It," Judith faltered. "I've some extra work to do." "Then I'll call you tonight," Steve told her. • "It won't do any good, Steve." "I'm willing to take the chance." • • » She won glad when Virginia suggested that they telephone Bob and plan to stay do.wntqwn for dinner. It would help her to forgot Steve. "Bob might like to bring along Torry Macklln. He's In Bob r s office and you'd like him, Judith," Judith shook her head. "I'd rather 10 wouldn't, Virginia. I don't quite feol up to meeting anyone new." "Just as you say, darling. But I want you to know I'm not going to lot you stay In mourning Indefinitely." The Irlo met in a little Italian restaurant which Waa a favorite of IJob's. There they struggled with spaghetti In fascinating and un- jroken strands, while the Bents did :helr besl lo keep Judith's spirits high. Aided by Iho delicious food ond Iho carefree atmosphere of the jlaco, they succeeded fairly well. "How about a movie?" Bob sug- gesled. You and Virginia go," Judllh said. "I'm a llltle llred. And afler all Ihis food I'm afraid I'd go to sleep In tho theater^" "Sure you'll bo all right?" Virginia wanted to know when Bob left tho booth to pay tho check. Judith smiled. "Of course!" J But although tho street car was filled, Judith felt somehow lonely without Bob and Virginia, Or was it tho Bents she missed? Wasn't it Htovo Fowler for whom she was onely? Sieve who had somehow wen wllh her always, and now had •>eon sent away? Judith wondered, :rled lo analyze her own strange feelings. Ho had said ho would telephone tonight; and as Judith remembered Ihis she realized that If Stevo 'ailed lo keep his promise she would 30 disappointed. She would wonder why ho hadn't kept it. "Women are such fools," sho thought bitterly and :rled to divert her mind by watching Lhe people in tho car. But down at tho far end her eyes encounlered a young couple oblivious lo the world young couple so patently in love that for each of them nothing, no one, existed except the other. "I suppose Stevo and I must have looked like that," sho thought. "I suppose that sorne time or other some disillusioned girl must havo watched us Just aa I am watching these two now." She was glad when the car reached her streol, glad when she could fleo to the privacy of her own room. Dnco there she bathed her face and hands, then Iried to read. But although she followed the words, they meant nothing, meant no moro 'than if tho pages had been blank. Suddenly the telephone rang, sending Judith's heart into her Ihroat. Without thinking, without self-debate, she took up Ihe instrument and answered. It was Stove. "I've been trying to reach you for tho last hour." ho said. "I had dinner downtown with Bob and Virginia." "'Still writing your rules of conduct, are .they?" asked Stevo bitterly. Judith caught her breath. "It won't do any good to be. angry, Ktevo. Why can't you mako It easy for mo? I—" "Make it easy for you to throw mo down? Not on your life! Judith, I'm coming over. I'm going to haVo this out with you if It takes all* night." "But, Stove, I've told you how I feel. Thoro'a simply no use—" * • « With tho realization that he was no longor on tho wire, Judith's voice trailed Into silence. Slowly sho ro placed tho Instrument In Its cradle. Stove Fowler was coming to con 1 vlnce her again, as he had so often convinced her in the past. And sho mustn'l lei him. She mustn't— Qiilokly sho got up from the tele phono chair, snatched her hat and coat, in another moment she was racing hurriedly along tho sidewalk. She wished now that she'd accepted the Bents' Invitation lo the movie. But sho could KO tOono to the little neighborhood theater near tho apart mont. That would bo her haven of refuge. Perhaps when Stevo found no answer to his ring ho would understand, at last, tjial sho had made her decision for tho last time. In the pleasant half-light of • tho neighborhood movie house she found herself confronting tho excitement of an African hunting trip—iv feature do voted to the explolls of an adventurer who trapped wild* animals for sioos. Hho was relieved >that the plotless rods wero unconcerned with tho problems of men and women in u realistic world. But this foaturp of tho program was too soon finished, and she did not fare so wel with tho next'picture on tho double hill. It had to do with young love with a boy who looked oddly llk« Stove, and with a girl who mlghi hnve been Judith Howard. Before il had boon 10 minutes on the screen Judith flod. Sho felt sure that by now Steve would havo tried the apartment am taken his leave. Tired no\v. boll' with natural fatigue and the strain of nervousness, she hurried on In the darkness. But half a block from the apartment building she stopped suddenly. Steve stood in the entrance way. impatiently smoking a cigarette! Obviously he had b^een watting there for some time: and lust as obviously he Intended to wal longer. Angered, Judith turned and re traced her steps, keeping to the out side of the walk so that Steve mlgh not glimpse her. Her. mind, too fllle< for wariness? let her step down heed less from the curb. She heard the scream of brakes, tho »ound of tiros clutching eraally. Twin rays fron headlights blinded her momentrtrll} -and then she saw a huge black roadster smash headlong into a fire hydrnnt not 50 foot from whero sh 1 stood. - rContinued Tomorrow^ . »(tiy 0. 0. McINTYRE)' TSJEW YORK, Sept. 10.~While *^ visitors to the J. P. Morgan midtown Taj Mahal are carefully selected, once inside the library of Aladdin-like treasures the visitor has the greatest freedom. No spying and rten one is left entirely alone among million dollar exhibits, The tug for a writer In the manti- cript collection Is perhaps the great- 'st in the world. To come face to ace with the original handwriting in Sir Walter Scott's "Lady of the I»ake," for Instance. Ho wrote an almost Philadelphia boarding school emlnine hand and there is scarcely an alteration. Browning used lined paper, like hat of a schoolboy's copy book. And le too wrote a precise, easily readable hand. The worst scribbling, perhaps, Is by Balzac. He must have caused the pslnters as much If not more trouble than the hen trackings f Horace Qreeley. As might be expected the handwriting of Marie Antoinette revealed stark poignancy. Sdmo of it was written in gaol after her world col- apsed and the guillotine tumbril waited outside. There are even raised blotches that could easily be taken for tears. Theater patrons are noting tho rrowlng resemblance between the ate Percy Hammond and his successor. .Richard Watts. Watts is already inclining toward tho moon- aced and will probably become, like lammond, heavier, redder and rounder. The only critic with a prl- •ale Income, he Is thoroughly Irish, „ student of Erse legends and drinks nothing but Irish whisky neat. A urious makeup of Irish mysticism nd Communistic ideology. A sun lodger, ho never arises until 1* p. m. The gossip columnists link him with he movie actress Jean Mulr to whose birthday party he recently Hew to the coast. Watts is also one )f tho deadline writers—usually mak- ng his edition by an eyelash. And Ikes in musing moments to circle ontral Park In a horsedrawn herdlo. Many brilliant newspaper and mag- izlne scriveners have been deadlin- s. The horror of missing an edl- ion to many chivvies up a force that reates the sprlghtllest essays—vignettes with a white heat glow. Edna rerber often puts off a short story until the final moments and then swishes it out. Frank I. Cobb, editor of the World, liked to dawdle until the composing room began to threaten. O, Henry called it "stewing in his own juice" and often » a messenger waited outsldo his door to dash to the prlntery page by page. Peter B, Kyne is a deadllner and once the Cosmopolitan had to fly a scout to the coast, corralKyne and send tho final Installment by tele- » graph. On the other hand, Sinclair Lewis, 55ona Oale. Theodore Dreiser and Louis Bromfield take things in leisurely stride, usually far ahead of the deadline. Paris, Gilbert White tolls me, Is tittering, ha, ha, over the story of Mrs. Harry Lehr. Hepently she invited one of the family members she lambasted in her husband's biography to dinner. Naturally she received chilly regrets, Intimating it was strange, after plllorlng the fatn- Ily as she had, to accord them hospitality. Mrs. Lehr, after opening the letters, turned to a friend with: "Why, did I write something about the Lohr family Jn my book? You know I haven't finished reading it yet." A recent word coinage in this column suggesting "spogfrostlcus" as a synonym for something grand has a • runner up. It comes from a minister in Lambert, Miss., and is slupersto- shus," also a synonym for the superlative and at least has a phonetic advantage. _ Thingumbobs: Jed Klley's famous night club In Paris is now a Communistic hall. . . . The Margaret Case Harrlman who writes those dandy profiles in tho New- Yorker is tho daughter of Frank Case. . . . The most difficult word for Keats to" 1 spell was quaint. . . . Elsie Robinson is among the three women writers' receiving the heaviest fan mall in America. . . . Ted Cook Is a" sheep dog fancier. A Kansas Cltyan sends in tho story of the 4-year-old boy who. after frequently hearing his dad cuss at tho old cow every time he milked It, went gravely to the barn one evening. After going through the motions of milking, his mother, peeping in. was horrified to hear: "You. are the by-Doddest cow I ever damn see. You got no business being a cow in spite of hell." EDITOn'S NOTB- Th« Cillforalan will print letter* from mdttt. Such letters MUST bo confined to IM words written lt»IWy Hid on one «ldo of the paper. The tpice limit la ImpereUre. No «nonyi>iou» communleiUom will be printed. Tht« to emphMle. The C«llfornlan re«er»e» the rtabt to delete or reject ilur or all manuscript* and la not responnlble for sentiment* contained therein Letters of more than ISO words will be rejected, llrtvlty 1« a desirable feature. They must be bont fldety aimed by the writer with complete addreu Blren. although the name may not be published. DESTROY THE CATS Editor The Callfornlan: Friend of cats and birds will learn much from a pamphlet on cats recently published by the State of Massachusetts. There aro about 25,000,000 cats at large in the fields and wood of this country. They destroy, on an average, from 2 to 12 birds a day each. Those birds, if spared, would each clll thousands of harmful Insects every day. And the plague of insect pests, cut worms, weevils, grass- loppers, potato bugs, etc., that torment the farmer, would be less dangerous if it were not for the 25,000,100 cats that earn their living kill- ng birds, ,and eating tho young in the nests. Tho farmer who keeps 10 or 12 cats, to kill tho rats in his barn or corn crib, Instead of using traps or scientific rat-proofing methods, keeps an army to destroy birds that would protect him. More coveys of young quail are de- itroyed by house cats gone wild than t>y any other animal. Cats do their bird killing at night and cannot be seen. Also, bo It remembered, cats carry diseases from one child to another, so that Intelligent doctors forbid the presence of a cat In the sickroom. MRS. H. M. P. Bakersfiold, September 9, 1930. LET'S TAKE IT ' Editor The Callfornian: Well, I think wo got what wo deserved at tho National Air Races in Los Angeles. A Frenchman so far outclassed all tho others that he could,'have taken any prlr-e that might bo offered. But ho showed true ' sportsmanship when ho preferred to remain outside some of the events. I see ho denies his airplane was subsidized by tho French government, and thus confutes those who criticized his machine because of its superiority. It was hardly sports- manjlko to account for their defeat by saying theirs wero backyard machines while his was a subsidized one. Let tho best man or machine w|n. . Surely America can produce a machlnn equal to any produced In France whether tho government bo behind It or not. At any rate, let's bo sports and tako It. A. T. R. Bakersfleld, September 8, 1936, PROGRESSIVES Editor The Callfornlan: In the whirlwind of contemporary events and in the resulting confusion of all tongues and accents some words have become strangely ambiguous and surprisingly elastic. Tlui need of a most up-to-date glossary of terms for every phase of our twentieth century progressive life Is more than apparent. Take tho word "progressive," for Instance, What does it mean? A movement forward? If so, forward to what? To a convenient graft in a public office? To a proletarian reunion of all countries? Forward and upward to a stratosphere of human and "superhuman" achievements? What does it mean? Take a good look at this idiot. You can instantly see that hero is a unique caso of an intolleclual Sahara, vast and overwhelming In Us extent, bulging out and over tho mediocre confines of his cranium. He Is muttering some gibberish about his revolutionary" forbears but the only distinct phrase in this barrage of wild ejaculations is the oft repeated: "Yep. I am progressive and I'll be strung along with them." Why, of course he Is not looking for a progressively warm job. Or behold this parvenu, a guttersnipe of the day before yesterday, with an Immaculately dressed facade, carefully speaking, in well modulated tones, with all melllfluousness of a Lady Esther: "Oh, yes, Indeed, In matters of Importance I am 'a progressive always." Why, of course, he is not looking for social graces. Shako hands, but cautiously, with this buzzard of commerce. Ho is a living, allied allegory of irreod and crookedness, but the very first words he complacently utters are: "I am a progressive." Why, of course, he Is a concession- hunter. Listen to this hero of tomorrow and coarse-gabbed mountebank of today, a cheat and an Impostor: hear his hullabaloos. They all end In progressively thunderous exclamations: "J am a progressive." Why. of cjurso, he Is looking for something that you and I, my dear reader, are too conservative, I mean too conscientious to look for. VICTOR C. SVLMONOFF. P. O. Box 742. Bakcrsfleld. September 7, 1936. =(By FREDERIC J. HASKIN) Q. AVho won tho soap box derby at Akron.' Ohio?—L. F. . A. Herbert Erich Muonoh, Jr.. of fit. Louis, Mo., won the all-Amerlcan ond International soap box derby. Tho .runner-up in the contest was Harold Hanson of White Plains, N. Y. Q. When was the colored parent teacher organization started? — E. II. J. A. The National Congress of Col- ored'Parents and Teachers was established In 1926. Q. Which comes first, the hunters or,the harvest moon?—H. D. V. A. The harvest moon is the full moon occurring nearest the date of the autumnal eaulnox, on or about September 22. The hunters' moon is the full moon immediately following the harvest moon. A TtfOUGHT FOR TODAY ii t pood v>ith an inheritance; and by it there is profit to them that ste the tun, T.ha strongest symptom of wisdom In man Is his being 'sensible of hla own follioa. — Rochefoucauld. Q. What happened to tho large alligators in tho lobby of the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia?— 8. M. • A. The New Jefferson wns openod_* about 40 years ago. nnd during trlost of the time since Ihen there have been alligalors In a pool In tho main lobby. Two of these saurlans at- lalned largo size and great age. Their names wero Oscar and Pompey, and both are dead of causes not entirely understood. It is believed that Oscar swallowed a terar- pin and was unable to digest the shell. Pompey expired as workmen were doing over the lobby, and it is supposed that he succumbed from the fumes of the paint or was overtaken by age, , Q. How many caskets enclosed the mummy of Tutankhamen? — T. P. W. A. It was enclosed within throe ornamented coffins, placed one* within the other, the innermost of" solid gold decorated with remarkable workmanship. The mummy was covered with objects of personal adornment of great value and worn on the face a mask of gold: gqlden sandals on the feet and golden tips on the toes and fingers. A mder c*n «M lh» miner to «or nutation of far* ta miUnl The n»V«r»n«ld CaWocnUn Intomnllnn IIiu*au, Kredfrtfl J. HMkin. M- rwaor, WMhlnrtfm. U, C. Vteue Uw (9) cwU tor nftf.
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