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> ** ' f s ' * , s ** ' ' * 1' ' ' j "' < * ' v ,* '* >' ' ' .'^ J *' (^'ov 1 ',< v V] ' '' / '*'''*. t * ' ^ - ' J f "i' ( ' <• <' 5 [ \ I ' V ' ' ,• ,''',, "l J •" '. ' ' J I ' , '' ' I SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1930 Cbttonai of California.! ALFRED HAKRELL wtopmsron f ttfeci#flel& Issued Kvcry Kvcnlng Hxcopt Sunday In TliikerNffhld, Kern County. Cnllfonila tfntered In post offlrn. HI Haltcrsflold, California, no second flush mall inut I or under tho Ao.t nf Cotufrcns March 3, 1879 MEMBKIl OP TI1K ASSOCIATED PIIRSH The Asjmrlntr-tl ITPMt li txrluslvrly «ntlt|pi1 (p the u«n for publication r«f all H<HVS rtlPpnlrln-H rrpdltr-il In It or not otliprwlfo c-riHlilfd In tills piipor, "nil also Hi" local news published therein. Tho nHkd-i»flp|d Cftllfnnilun l» n\*n :\ Hli>nl nf HIP Ilnilfd | Press nml thn Unllrd MOWN null rerr-lven Hie i-ninplelp I leaned win- service of bnlli. ' lUOrHlCSKN'TATTVICS Hrynnl. (Irlfflth * Hrunmin, Ttir. New York. CMIriiKo. liplrolt, Ailnntii. ll"-imi Wf-<l • llnllldny-MoKonfen f 'r> , In''. Snii I'Vunrlsi'M. \t<<\ AnKCl"". Seattle, I'urllnnd \VAHHINflTON. D. i'., IirriKAr ]'Yed«rl'- J. llaMkin, lilrerinr, WtinliliiRt'in. I). C. SUBSCRIPTION I'lUriC ; fiellvered I'-. 1 rnrrU-r or tmill In piihinl 'tnnt'i- nne, two. three, por month, HIV. (I mnnlliM. ?:i..iO. I yeiir, J7.00. Ity iiiall In yoHtnl Jinnen f»ur to HK!I'. P«r iiinnlh, Ki . ; THIS PAPISM MA mo IN' THK L 1 . K. A. SULK-GO VKKNiMKNT by Uic counly government. There is no sound reason whyn similar program should not be evolved lo core for the relief situation. Then, with authority placed in the bunds of local governments, we would be in a fair way lo curing a disturbing situation. We may be sure if the counties were contributors lo a relief fund, the. residents thereof would immediately become interested in methods of administration. Those in charge would have definite knowledge, of each case and not many months would elapse before n marked change would be noted, one which would ultimately solve the problem that now presents itself. G HOU'S of people here in the I nilcd ; Mules, soineliines limited in nnniher, Hometiines n million or even several million, ! agree upon ti Riven policy which Ihey con- j sider will serve their en use and then they ; pass Hint policy along to the government \vilh vehement insistence llml it heroine Ihe government's policy. They nre convinced of Ihe correctness of Iheir eoncliision nnd if governmental officials show disagreement Ihey are inviting the displeasure of Ihe promoters of the policy in question. Yet. singularly enough, while these groups and there are many of them so positively support ' given legislative proposals growing out of the definite conviction that such legislation will inure lo Iheir inleersts, Ihe same units i cannot agree among themselves as to Ihe • conduct of Iheir own internal government. > The American I'Yderalinn of l.ahor has ; witnessed o split which is Inking at least a ! million men onl of the organization as we have known it through all the years. The defection is due lo a difference in belief as to the method of organization that will best serve the cause of labor, Ihe insistence being, upon one hand, thai the unions by crafts, as heretofore, can achieve heller results than can unions by industries. Of less consequence, but likewise illustrative, is the development within the ranks of Ihe Townsend- ites. There is no difference of opinion among the leaders as lo Ihe course the gov- ! eminent should pursue with reference lo their demand for an old age pension, hut il is an open secret that these leaders cannot now agree upon the best method of carrying on the campaign in which they have interested a good many millions of people. These is dissension which has resulted in threats | and counter threats and the repercussion of which is nation-wide. It is easy enough to agree upon a given policy designed to serve Ihe cause of many people and hand Ihe problem into Ihe governmental lap. Hul when that policy has, in turn, the approval of Ihe government, il becomes Ihe people's policy and Ihe entire nation i., interested. Nearly every such policy carries linnncial obligation and Ihe peo- | pic will linil themselves called upon to foot ; the bill. Such proposals would have more weigh! if it were demonstrated that "hose Mho originated them were so clear thinking Ihey could govern themselves without strife. Where Ihey confess (heir inability to do so and division as lo methods is such n confession their recommendations which mild commit Ihe entire nation must necessarily suffer some loss of strength. Till': SANK WAY W ITH ri.nnU.IHH) people slill employed by Ihe federal go\ernmcnl on relief proj- « -Is or receiving a direct dole, a number equal to Ihe total on relief three years -igo, Hit .v will be wide inleresl in Ihe suggestion that comes from Sncranienlo and which is sponsored by stale and county ollieials nnd by civic bodies, to substitute for the present one a permanent relief plan, the expense of which shall be met jointly by Ihe federal, state and counly governments. Siu-li a plan, to heroine operative, must have the endorsement of Ihe national administration, and that is quite possible in view of the failure of present methods to solve what is perhaps the nation's greatest problem, We are not lacking an example of what can be accomplished by co-operation of government in its several phases. Many slates have an old age pension plan and Ihe funds in that connection come from Ihe three sources named. Here in California, on a $,]5 basis; {JUT) is met by Ihe federal govern- me'iil, $10 by the slate government and WAGES AND H. C. L. B KKOHK Ihe grand old parly orators and UN; grand old parly editors become, too vociferous and too emphatic over the high cost of living as il has developed in Ihe past two or three years, Ihey might do well to make some comparative figures. And when Ihey do, the issue will be less attractive than it now seems lo them. For Ihe fact is Unit food prices are slill IH per rent below the level of J!)'2fS, a level which was reached under Ihe wise and beneficent administrations of successive g. o. p. Presidents. True, wages are slill 12 per cent below Ihe level of I!)'2N but Ihe breadwinner is obviously heller oil' than he was in Ihe peak year of "prosperity" when he was paying IfS per cent more for Ihe things he was compelled lo purchase for household consumption. Living costs oilier than foods, it might be mentioned in passing, average 17 per cent below Ihe prices of M)2H, so Ihal Ihe purchasing power of earnings is really greater (ban il was in Ihal day before Uneconomic crash came. Since the upward swing began there have been successive advances in food prices and these were emphasized by Ihe drought of I!).'(! and again in Hl.'ill. Hut meantime Ihe wage rale is rising steadily, and measured by buying power the dollar of labor is a belter dollar limn it was during Ihe fat years between "Jli and '2!(. So spellbinders and quill men may well tread softly. RANDOM NOTKS "Thus far and no farther." Thai should be our motto when we consider the serious subject of luxation. Hut il is not Ihe expressed, nor Ihe unexpressed .sentiment of Ihe average citizen'. We are reminded of Ihal by a leaflet being distributed relative to one of the amendments on the November ballot which points out Ihal if such an amendment were adopted il would result Ml a saving of "only" a million dollars a year. "Only," mind you! The argument goes on lo stress (lie fact that our taxes for Ihe support of stale government ran lo Jplilfi.OOO,- (100, and therefore we would be saving only one-half of I per cent. Il seems thai in Ihc popular mind millions are no more than marbles. And we wonder if (he findings of a local candidate for olllce are true when he said: "The people are not interested in luxes." I le emphasized Ihal by relating an experience; lo a well known and intelligent business man he pointed out the increase in the cost of local government within the las) few years, giving facts and llgures Ilia! should have been impressive. Hul when he had finished, Ihe business man, with a far away look in his eyes, said: "Yes, bill how do you stand on the hospital question'.'" Sometime, perhaps, and we say "perhaps" advisedly. Hie people may become lax conscious. And speaking of taxes. Assemblyman Hod- ue\ I,. Turner, whose home is in Delano, expresses the thought Ihal The C.alifornian's editorial relative to the Delano lax rale is most timely, lie calls allenlion to the fact that not so many years ago Ihe properly o\\nci's"'ihcrc were paying $'2 on the $100 for Ihe support of municipal government. The rale has steadily declined during Ihe years until now only X,"t cents is required for maintenance. Meantime, aside from Ihe water bonds Ihe city has It has built anil paid foi has improved ils streets; it has built sidewalks and schoolhouses, meeting till expenditures from current revenues, and today il is in an enviable position among the cities of C.alil'oruia. Mr. Turner might well carry the Delano system lo Sacramento, using il as an illus- trillion of what economy and intelligence in government can accomplish. A few strong | and insistent men in Ihe Legislature ought to be able lo convince state administrations that Ihe mollo "Thus far and no further'' , shall govern in Ihc conduct of Ihc 1 of Ihe stale. TKN YKAUS AGO (The f'nlirortiUn, this date, 1924) Headlines: Woman swears Alrrioo hi-lbrrt hrr; HlHlor of Minn X donloo Itiltnr wan at Carmel cottnflro with K, o. OnnlHton; Twenty townn Inun- flfilod by Ntnrm In Kfinfttut and $2,000,000 property loss; U. H, wltn<»B« without knowledge) DaiiKhorty or Miller Rlvon loot; Johnncm renlKn« IIH Htnt(,i hunk mipurlnlotident; Po. hony liPKlns Imtllo for l'}|k Hlllo lenses In II. H, Huprmna Court. Approxlrimlnly 760 bulos of cotton IKIVP boon Klnnml during tho r>nnt week nccordlng to gin tnannitoi-H horn. ThlH year thorn am 85,000 nrn-H planted to cotton In tho county. Moro than 400 grammar nchool Htmlonln tiro enrolled hfiro and tho high nchool enrollment IH greater thun 1700. Hen Hfiwklnn Hpoke on community ndvnrtlftlng at a mooting of tho Hub, TWIWTY VKAKS AOO (Tim (.'iliromlin, (his tint, IDJO) lIcntlllnoM: Hrruich of IT. K. neutrality by HrlllMh IH report; Fort- rnnMOH on Agpan count nru ovaouatcd by Hulgnrlunn; O. O. I*, nornlnen for govnrnor In Malnn ha« I.'UBG lead: Two killed and 13 Injured In car aor.ldont; HlrlkcH dlHlnrb Now York Oily; ISIavcn llvr>H loot In hrldgo ac- i-'lrlnnt. l I'. A. Hnrlow hau hnon oloctod I chalnnun of thf Doniocrallc Conlral ! atid K, 10. Htnllh wan ro- .1. from A. \V. MuHon IH chairman of tho ncpiibllimii rrntral c-omtnlllon and H. H. I'Mt^gnfald, Hi><^r»'tnry. A Cliiirli-H (.'liaplln motion plc'turo, i "I a. in.," IH now being nhnwii horo. I''. Williams Is vlwltlng lioro Woody. TIIIUTV YICAUN AGO 'Tin I'liliriiniltn. thin 'l»ir. IDOOi rlllni'H: ( '. A. llnrlow nnmln- !ur r'on«n>HH from eighth (!|H- Uetirgit Hell to bi> tiomlnco for governor; Seven killed In milt-mid fiiiilHiuii; AHHfidlaled lakeH firm grip on Currlxii belt HH oil move: Nriillv, lilng of doHort. IH now at Ilanford; LenveH hln cipyote Hpecliil: Haby mny eauHe Hcanddl In high life here. A large dog IH helnj; tmcd to "hc-ril" ItirUeyH In ihi. Tebiichapl dlHtrlct nml IH doing IL good job. Mr. and Mrn. A. T. l.lghtnr>r returned liint. night from DcnigluH flat. Doclor Mn7,|e Worthlnglon linn ro- turned from a McKlllrlek trip. Hiieliir I''. \V. MIti'hcll IH homo from hlH vneal Ion. chnrleN Allen'H Junk biiHlncHH was (laniJiKcfl liy fire. IS CIUIDS by NARD JONES 0 it>6 NCA tifv,t» in CHAPTOn VTI "It'A safoHt to (i*Hiimo ho taken mo for a "fool," Judith warned horself. Aloud she gavo him tho addreBB of her apartment. "CJoodl" exclaimed tho young phy- nlclan. "I. wa« afraid It would bo nearer tho honpltal than thatl" Ho ralcancd Ills foot from tho accelerator, and Judith watched tho speed- omotor noedlo hover botwncn 20 and 26. "I'm a very careful driver," Harris added with a Hmllo. "I don't bo- llnvo In H ponding—especially with a girl Ilko you In tho oar." Suddenly bin manner changed. His voice lost Its bantering lightness, "Look hero, Miss Howard, you Bald you caused thin accident bacaimo you weren't looking whore you wore go- Ing." "That's right." "It puzzle* mo that a pretty young woman Bhottld bo out walking alone —hatlcHs—with her head down oven when Bhe croBHod tho ntreot, Something was troubling you. Would you want to tell mo about It?" Judith tried to evade tho question with a laugh. "Youro" something morn than a doctor aren't you?" "But you wore troubled, weren't you?" "-yoH." "Anything wrong at home?" Judith Hhook her head. "I live alone In. tho apartment." "Then It hn« to bo a love affair." He turned to her with a grin. "That's elementary my dear Miss Howard." Sho wondered why oho felt not the slightest resentment at WH probing. There was no question but what thlw porminablo young doctor had the "bedtjldo manner." Judith reallxed too that down In her heart she was ready enough to lell her story to Borno ono. Homo one bcuklo Virginia IJent. "You were right," she told Harris quickly. "I was thinking about something else when I started to croaM tho street." "And that 'something else 1 was a man, of course. I hope nothing HO- rloiiH IIIIH gone wrong." "Well . . . It's serious," Judith had lo admit. Ho turned to her quickly, and nlio added with a llttlo laugh, "At least, it's final." "Oh . . . you'rij not going to see him any more. Is that It?" » * * Judith was astonished. "How did you guess that?" "It wasn't much of a guess. I know very well that no man would be deciding not to seo you any more." Uarefully lie threaded the ear In and out among tho thinning night traffle. "How did you happen to maki) this momentous decision?" --- -—™ (Hy PAUL MALLON—Copyright 1936)— \\7AH ' ' del' ASIIINUTUN, Sept. 12. —ProHl- nl ItniiHcvcIt him hln own private Hlruw votn iniin, Kmll llurjn, wlm IIHMIIVH pullllriil certulntleB imilhenmt Icnlly fur pliiilrinnn Iftirley. Whi'ti Mr. llurjn KOCH Inlci a rapid r-nli-uliillon uiifl i;<-ls thn aiiuwcr, he lolls It In Farley and Karley tdlH It to the President. There Ihe matter rentH. Niihudy miyo anything nkitld except tin' iiHiuil lliliiK;, that Mr. ItooHevell will i-nrry nil mates and nioHl of thi' Inland poHHe.ftHiuiiH which do not vole. However, olio or more nf UK 111 pOMHeMNlOll of Ihe Illtl'Mt, lleepeHt lowdown, intiHt hnve liillcnd III hln Bleep. Informal Ion COIMPM with In- dlMputahlii reliability that Mr. llnrja flKuri'H Mr. Itoimp-velt'H chnnecn lit 0 pi-r I'iMil bolter Ilinn the Unlliip poll, in which Mr. |{OOMI<VI>|( IH inakliiK tin 1 HlrnnifcHt HhnwItiK of liny. Thi> piirllNan nature of I ho enleu- In! Ion limy proven! 11 from being widely accepted, hut H mi'iitm thtit Mr. lloimevclt and |I|H eouiiHuIorH an> now cxpcetlnK 00 to (i- per cent of the voto. * * * • pHVmoUHlY—All politician* at- 1 tempt to create what they call a "wlnnltiK pMycholoK.v." They havo Ihn lili-a n. lot of people want to vote fur I In- winner, whoever he limy lie. Alno, there IH the i|ui<Htlou of morale aniline the parly wnrUerx, A pen- "Imlfltic political report IIHH never lieeil (NHIlcd. However, the llurjn. calculation!! i nml remillH of the drought trip havo i iTcateil within the new deal pnllll- t cul council nn entirely different nlt- j nut Ion than whon Mr. Uoimnvell em- I hnrUeil upon hln pant month of UK- i HrcHHlve Indirect riitnpnlKnlitK. < Imleeil. Ihn hlKh council IH mild to ' have derided, ni^l Mr. Roosevelt him | iKjrci-d, Hint he may COIIHI for a j while. That, they miy. In why the j firoHldc chat carrlcil no un-riter i prnmlHP, why (ho next nlep remains i undetermined, why no further exlnn I HloiiH of governmental actlvltlcH are | In Morn for the Immediate future. AIno, It explain* what Mr. UOOHP- velt meant when lie laiiK'liliiKly told j the ncwNiucti thn oilier ilny that lie | inlKhl not hi.'Kln CM m pa IH nl UK until after the election IH over. Note - Internal poHMlmlHtH hnve HUnpecteil, of i;iiurne. (hat the happier IlitpPH of Ihe llnw deal IllKh commanil have been atnpllfle,) in off Bel the expected unnal Isfiictory re MiillH of Ihe Maine elcftlou Monday ami the early relnrim nf the I.lie- rury I 'lirent poll. Nonioone IN iihvayM ready to tal«e the Joy out of life for Mr. ItnoHcvolt. pUHUCITY- -liven It the 1'rewl- •*- dent's campaign never gets under way, he cannot avoid a helpful development now and then, such us the one scheduled currently In Chicago. Senator l,a Kollelle Is getting the Progressives, Indttpendents ami others from the old I,a Kolletto family together for Mr. Hoosovelt. The unannounced purpose la to offset tho Coughlln, hemko and Townserid activities. That Is, tho I.a Follette clan Is to set up a counter-wedge for Mr. Roosevelt within trio, j the le£l wing groups.. It will have no effective organl'/.a- tlon outsldi! Wisconsin and perhaps Minnesota, but somehow Progressives always get more public attention than other people—and fewer votes. \/l A N UirVK UI NCI—Secretary S wan"« son says the navy Is holding maneuvers In the North Pacific "lo get accustomed to those waters." The fact Is (he navy has sailed them often enough In the last, few years to know every wave by Its first name. The real reason Is, of course, secret. Hut you may never got a better guess than one that tho fleet Is going to co-operate with the army In testing a eoiistal plan of defense Involving ultimate loss of Heattle to an enemy. The military board of strategy has secret sets of plans labeled by colors "Ihe red plan" of action for this, the "blue plan" of defense for that, and so on. Whatever color this oni Is will never be generally known. It IH nobody's business, except the navy's. Hut If the fleet should wind up around Seattle and work out a cooperative problem with the army behind the nearby mountains, the local citizenry should not be surprised. * • » r rilH UNI-IMV—Tho admirals swore ' In the deepest language of tin deep when a report was published that the fiery. Intended to go us far as Wake Island. What riled them was not what you would suppose. They are not particularly afraid of Inspiring diplomatic misunderstandings with Japan. That problem was threshed out a couple of years ago. The lust mld-l'aclfie maneuvers of the fleet stirred very little notice In the Japanese press. Hut It stirred plenty of activity among American ladles' peace organizations, which charged the navy with balling for far eastern troubles. The admirals are far more afraid of the ladles than the Japanese. no indebtedness, a sewer system; il If families only kept up family Hlble Ihe way they Prehistoric man had to depend on hid earn more than the man of today, lielnK forced to Ueep constantly the old i used to ! do, there would lie no trouble ahout when and whero the upiilloantH (for j , old ago pen«lon») wore hol-n. Tho I °» the alert hecaime of th«« suvaK lllhle NCCUIH to have KOIIO the way ] of all flenh. Welfare t'ommlsHloner! .Incites l'. Lee, llui'falo. i heastH that roamed ahout him. Lllte the lower antmalH. he could cock hlH earM to catch the fatnleat HOllllllH Nero fldiUod while Homo burneil. but U remained for u\o men ami women of IhlM supposedly civilized j century to witness the atrocity of a government burning Its wheat t'lelilH willlo the people formed breadlines. —-». V, linker, HuffaUi, N, Y, 1 expect to return to Hpatn, an crown prince, next fall.—Count of Co- vndongn, first won of ex-King Alfonso. , A hungry poraon Isn't absolutoU' normal, A Rood waiter should tt»tvl« Ixn that.- Paul N, Coulcher, New York rit.v. To bmk well In clot lion, a wuiitntt j must Im streamlined, — Henn do i • Murvo. Hollywood Horses anil cows com? under tho zoological classification of ungulates, or hoiiftul animals, but the hoofed condition of this group has been attained Independently by various linos. Thy first Internal combustion engines, designed about HI80, were made to operate on gunpowder, | Hlndlng of bnby girls' feet mill Is a euwtom In certain dlntrleta of China. "Mo—ho didn't want to marry mo." ThlB startled Eden Hard* for a moment, but when ho had taken another look at Judith's face he Beemcd relieved. "I got It. You'ro a young woman who plans to take full advantage of tho fact that this Is leap year." "No, . . . You see, Stove and I have known each other for a long time. Moro than four years, to bo exact. I—I thought that wan a llttlo extended for an engagement." "I should think BO! But what made this Stove so backward, I'd like to know." Judith hesitated, then found bor- aelf continuing, "Ho didn't think lie was making enough money to marry, I was willing to keep my Job—wanted to, in fact. But Steve couldn't agree." "Proud, oh?" "You, and to mo it seemed foolish prldo." Harris did not answer for a mo- ttiont. They drove with only the lium of tho motor between them, Then: "When did all this happen?" "1 told him yesterday." "Yesterday?" repeated tho doctor In astonishment. "You were speaking of It in tho past tenso, and I liad an Idea that—" "It should bo In tho past tense," Judith told him. "But that's what Stovo can't bollovo. He tried to see mo tonight. I. went to a movie to got away from him. Then when I came homo he wan watting In tho doorway. I'd turned dowri the street again when this accident happened." Sho Htudlod his profile, hoping that liu would make some comment on what sho'd told him. And when he offered nono she could not refrain from asking, "Do you—well, do you think 1 was right, Doctor Harris?" Ho thought u moment. "Yes, I'm Buro you were. Tho conditions the past few years haven't been conducive to young marriages. But when two people havo been in love as long as you and this man it makes things —difficult, to say tho least, Yes, 1 think you were right In wanting .Steve to meol conditions as they are. Personally, J seo no harm In a wife working out of the homo, especially It she's healthy and competent. Of course, later on, she'll want a home and children. But by that time the husband Is likely to bo making enough to support her." * * * Judith sighed with relief. "You don't know how good it Is to hear you say that." "Well." Harris laughed. "That's Just a general statement and I don't pretend to bo an expert." Ho looked down at her. "You'ro really quite ready to stand by your decision?" "What makes you doubt it?" "Because you're afraid lo seo him." Judith nodded. "I'm—I'm afraid he'll convince mo that we should Just keep on going together and postpone marriage a little while longer. He's done that so often. J suppose you think I'm weak." "Not weak. IU!s mst that you still love him," sold Hacrlp quietly.' "Yes ..." she admitted. "I still do." Harris lapsed Into silence, drove several blocks before ho spoko again. And when ho did release himself be had resumed his former manner. Heacblng Into his pocket, ho Jrow out a pac.k of cigarettes. "Smoke?" "Thanks." Sho accepted tho light from his pocket torch, then raised her eyes to his, trying to match his mood. "Tell me, doctor, do you think time will cure me?" "I don't know," ho replied in a mock professional manner. "Lovo in a curious disease. Time Is tho only treatment to which It responds—and you can't depend absolutely on that." "Hut what was It Shakespeare said? 'Men havo died . . . but not for love.' It's never fatal." Nevertheless Judith's borrowed cynicism refused to ring truo. "I wouldn't say never fatal. Rarely fatal Is more accurate. You're very young and—as I think I've said before—very pretty. Other men are go- Ing to foil In lovo with you. A great many. I should think, now that you've given Steve tho gate and tho field Is open. It's hard for you to believe now, but I thing the chances are good that you'll run Into someone you like better oven than you liked Stove." Yes, Judith agreed silently, it was bard to believe. So difficult, in fact, that she did not believe It at all. Slcvo was the man sho had loved first and now she felt sure that he would bo tho only one, always and forever. Perhaps In time tho hurt would quiet a lltllo and tho wound heal. .She would be like the soldier whose wound straightens him often, but whose memory does not recall tho pain, the field of battle or tho swoon against the earth. Suddenly her unhappy thoughts were Interrupted by 15den Harris' Jovial, "Well, I think this is your place, Isn't It?" Judith nodded. "Yes . . . and thanks so much for all your kindness." "Xow that you're safely home I'll admit that I could havo reached here by n much shorter route. But I Just had a bunch that you bad some, things on your chest and that you'd feel bettor If you could got them off." "You're a nice person." Judith smiled sincerely. "Thanks again ami there's no need for you lo get out Hut 1 would like to know the name of the man who drove the car to night. I'll want to see how he's get- tine along." "Francis .larvls Is his name. Bui you needn't worry about him. TIe'l lie In his office tomorrow, as right as rain," As Judith opened the cai door. Harris put out a restraining band. "Not a word about whether you hope vou'll see mo again?" Judith laughed. "I was never one to look up the rules. But doesn't Mrs. Post require that the lady bo silent on that subject?" "That may be. Hut there's noth Ing to prevent her showing it In her eyes." Judith widened her ovos. "Well what do thov say?" she laughed. "I can't tell. Those aiv enigmatic- eves. Judith Howard. But I hope we'll see each other ae-uln." '•So do I. really, Doctor Harris." "And the wnv to mana.«re it is fo mo to come anil call on you. May I?" "Of course. Oood night." Monday) 1 ~ personal piffle: Tho first clown I over saw scampered up and chucked mo under tho ehlh. Hearing me so grandma took hie home with congestive chill, Suggestion for wrestlers wo seo in tho news reels: Arm each with a'meat cleaver. Uo- quired reading: "Oono With the Wind." For the best play on words since Dean Swift: James Joffry Roche's •Her Majesty tho JClng." I varm to pipe . smoking men vho stroll with dogs at sundown. Jllly Roso can demand—and get— ho highest pay of any American. A.nd five years ago ho WRH known "Fa.nnle Brlce's husband." High In marital rnlx-ups: Tommy Manvlllo sailing with his pretty 'stenographer, his third and divorced wife on tho same boat and his fourth nd current wife waiting for him In England. Not many enjoying life so 'ulty can look as glum as Damon Runyon. My first time out at grand opera dowager, socked to tho crown with llamonds, clucked: "Boy, bring mo a program." And mo In a dress suit! Ask an out-of-townor where he'd like o dine and It's usually Jack Dempsey's. Most publicized o f New "York restaurants: "No. 21." String beans are ' best cold with Inegar. A Samuel Popys favorite, *Tova Scotia always sounds so cool- sh. Most original of all vaudeville singing acts—Eva Tahguay's. Give mo Patsy Kelly and Gene Lookhart and I'll promise they'll steal tho show from any stars you name. This s so good it must be old—Silence s the college yoll of the School of Sxporlonce. Corkscrew Is the most difficult word for a Frenchman to jronounce. It gets clotted up In tho back of tho mouth near the tonsils vhere the French "r" lives. Add consuming .hates: Scientific books with humorous illustrations. When a boy, anyone who could ivhlstlc through his teeth was my lero. No Now York theater has the stately glamour of the old Kmplre. "Swell fiction name—Nero Wolfe. For vhlmsRy. not many writers top Hey- vood Broun. And In a radical vein, none is so boring. Myrna Loy seems ' o havo bequeathed her vulplno smile :o a lot of Imitators. Oddest of i An : nearly elephant's trunk •10,000 mum-let!. -A THOUGHT FOR TODAY newspaper names: Wamby Bald. He's a sophisticate who Has sue- outnbod to the movies. Goes to two or 'three a day. Too much Robert Taylor on the screen. He's not that charming. / , ; I know a skywriter'who is terrorized by a bumblebee. No ono has , touched Will Rogers' description of Calvin Coolidge: "A close chewer and a tight splttor." Any country that « thrills to bullfighting could easily go the way of Spain. Sid Solomon Is trying to sell England the hamburger stand idea. Kathleen Norrls is an eager cryptographer. She la known among tho guild as Cayenne. Nobody can beat Royal Brown writing of wondrous boy and girl love. Next big radio sensation: A. ti. Alexander's Good Will Court. Loveliest of the blonde socialites: Janet Ryan. A gripping moment in tho theater, Barbara Stanwyck's scene in "Tho Noose." No periodical has shown such venom for newspaper men and publishers as Time. And no magazine Irf so widely imitated as Reader's Digest. Embarrassing moment: ' Being accosted by Fleuretto, the one-legged cocotto on whlto crutches, along tho Boulevard dcs Capuclnes. The most popular poem over tho air, I. hear, is . tho one Major Bowes reads frequently Sunday mornings: "The best things In life are free." Wonder what those peddled puppies think the first night among the lights of Broadway? For my money, Wayne King plays tho waltzlest waltz tunes. Eddie Quest keeps a scrapbook of roasts and reads them when he feels a bit cocky. The most exact likeness I have Is a two franc silhouette snipped by that venerable caped cutter along the Rue do Rlvoll. No colored entertainer had the tug to my notion as did Florence Mills. Time for a few statuesque Lillian Russels In musical shows. Too many * pallid, hlploss, anaemic torch singers. For a celebrity who expresses the least show-oft In public: Irving Berlin. Rattling the skeleton: Governor Albert Chandler of Kentucky was a crooner at 8. It doesn't always take a voice to smack over a song. Billy Qaxton, for example, who never misses fire. Lost Amerl- " can art: Carving at the table. KDITOn'S NOTE—Tin California!! will print Iftltrs from riuulem. Buoh letters MUST I* confined to ISO words written letfhly nnd on one Rlda of tho imP'f. Tim IDEM limit Is ImperilUo. No tnonymotu communication* will bo printed. Thin Is emphatic. Tho Catlfornlan ri-eorrea the right to delete or rfjwrt any or all manuscript* anrt Is not responsible for Mntlmenla contained therein. I/utters of more than 150 word* will bo rejected. Urevlty la a desirable feature.' They must be bona ftdely timed by the writer with complete address tiiten. although the name may not be published. LOST KITTENS Editor The Callfornlan: I am glad to see Mrs. H. M. P. has ho same Ideas as many of Tho Call- "ornlan's readers havo voiced before. Anyone having flvo little kittens or seo them In lots or highways, )leaso pick them up, put them In a Bucket of water, have a sack or noavy cloth ready, cover the kittens ind put a stono or brick on top to teep them down. In five minutes they will bo out of misery and.you II havo accomplished an act of humane lovo to helpless animals. MRS. M. A. P. Bakersfleld, September 10, 1938. TRAFFIC DANGERS Editor Tho Callfornlan: According to tho story, two Irishmen wore discussing things In gen- ral. Eventually they got around to the subject of death. Ono of them expressed tho deslro to know In what :>lace ho would meet this experience. Rather naturally his friend asked what good knowing that would do him. He replied, "Faith, an' I'd 'nlvor go near the place." All of us, of course, would do the same thing as our Irish friend, that is providing we knew where disaster would overtake us. Had sort ot taken that for granted. The other night, however,, in driving along tho highway some doubts came to mind. Traffic was fairly heavy and through tho rear vision mirror I could note cars when they came from behind with the intention of passing. When meeting other cars at tho name time I turnfed off tho highway entirely and thus three cars met abreast, so to speak. Wo all got by, of course, and yet one cannot help but wonder why tho overtaking car Bhould wish to run Into a situation that might very easily spell death for the driver and his passcnerers. There are quite a few situations in driving a car In which a person may meet up with Horlous trouble, if not death Itself. Ono may "get by" thanks to other motorists for quite a while, but it's like gambling In that one s luck will change eventually. Such being the case wo might glvo a thought or two upon dangerous practices In our driving, places In which we might meet with accidents. Then take the advice of our Irish friend and "nlvcr go near the place." F. B. WILLIAMS. 2128 Nineteenth street, Bakersfield, September 9, 1986. INTELLIGENT VOTING Editor Tho Callfornlan: What a prize bunch of dumbbells thla fair city of ours contains. By that I am referring to the recent election. Some of our people think that anyone that does not voto Is not doing his or her duty as a citizen. But a great deal of those who vote should stay at home and listen to tho returns ot the elections on their radios and that is as close as they ought to come to voting. About 90 per cent of tho people go Into a voting booth, look over tho list and tho first thought that enters their heads is: Well, this fellow Is the Incumbent so I guess that I will vote for him. They don't seem to remember things that might have happened during the preceding four years and as they know nil about either tho Incumbent or tho other candidates tho Incumbent gets tho vote. I am 86 years of ago and must confess that I have only voted twice In rny life just because I could never take time to look Into the candidates' past or as Is tho case In local elections, where tho candidates are known by several people of one's own acquaintances or else could have found out something about the said candidates on first-hand information. I do not consider myself a slacker because I Jiavo stayed away from tho polls but rather than voto for someone about whom 1 knew absolutely nothing I would Just lot tho election go on. CHKT PROCTER. Bakersfleld, September 10, 1936. (By IfREDERIC J. HASKIN)= Therefore turn fho« to <hy Gods keep mercy and jutiment and toait on 1hy (?oct continually.—Ho*BO years, llfo of nn nutomoblte contains Heal holincns has lovo for Its os- I wuoe, humility for Its ololhlng, th« j good of others as lt» employment and Is I the honor of Clod as its end.—-Km- mono. Q. What Is kapok?—E. R. A. Kapok Is tho down from tho seed pods of tho Handoo tree, grown chiefly In Java, but to some extent In Ceylon and the Philippine Islands. Tho United States Imports around 700.000 tons per year. Duo to Us resilience It Is used In the manufacture of pillows and mattresses. Its buoyancy makes It useful In tho manufacture of llfo preservers. It has been found that jt Is an excellent Insulating material for both heat and sound. Q. How many people In New York City can not read or write? In tho United States?—S. B, A. According to rcpoHs of tho Bureau of Census for 1930, persons In the United States, 10 years of age and over, unable to read or write In any language, numbered 4,383,763. In Now York City tho number was 264,800. Q. What Is an Italian greyhound? M. R, _ ..._ : A. This is a fancy-variety of the u^ greyhound In miniature. The dogs should not exceed 7 to 7VJ pounds In weight, and the females 6 pouncjs. Symmetry of head and neck is essential to perfection. They range from black through the blues to fawn and even all white. Q. In what year was Buriynn's Pilgrim's Progress first published?— E. B. A. The first part ot Bunyan'a Pilgrim's Progress was published In 1678. The second part was published In January,-1686. Q. Does Maine voto for presldon- tlaf electors In September?—A. II. A. It dowi not, Tho slat* olootion IB held th September, but presidential electors must bo chosen on tho first Tuesday after tho first Mon day in November. Q. When was Alsace-Lorraine given thla name?—P. S. A. The term came Into use after the Pcaeo of Frankfort In May. 1871. It was used to describe tho country formed by Bismarck out of the whole of Alsace and part of Lorraine, both provinces having been annexed from France. Theso two countries had had a separata exist- ,j onoo since tho fifth century, when after 460 years of Roman domination and clvlllx.atlon, they were Invaded by the \Uermans. Q. Please glvo tho names of sorn*~~ deep lakes.—W. II. R. A. Lake Baikal has a reported maximum depth of 6300 feet: Crater Lake, 2000 feot; Lake Taboo, 1650 feet: Lako Chclan, 1500 feet. Lake Superior exceeds 1000 feet whllo Lakes Huron. Michigan and Ontario each exceeds 700 feet. Q. Do anta have a caste system?— A. Eight different kinds of castes of ants are known to science, but not all of these can be found In any «. one colony, as certain castes peculiar " to ono species are hot developed in another. ^^^^^ Q. What city in this country first had policemen?— V. R. A. The watchmen of the early '. Dutch settlers of New York City were probably the first organized police, Q. How many kinds of wild roses arc them in this country?-—H, Q. A. Pome 30 species of wild roues grow in North America. A rtidw can i»t «» aiuirw t« «nr o,u*»llo» of fin hv xrttlni Th* H«ktr»Mr|d dUfamteB Information Bureau. PrMferio i. Haaktn. 1)1 a»hta«u». D. C. ' CTOta far wplJ. '

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