The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 15, 1936 · Page 20
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Bakersfield, California
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1936 Cbttortal $age of Cfje JBafeerstftelb Caltfotntan ALFRED HARHKLL fcDITOU AND Issued Kvpry llvmilng Rxcnpl Sunday In BaheMflnld, Kurt) t'nimly, California Entered In post offlrp HI, Pnllforula, an Hei?nn<t class mall malln- unilcr Hi" An c.f C!ongrpsii March n, 1870 MKMBKIl OF THE ARSOCIATRD PRIOSS Ttin Associate! ITPM In excluslvHy enilt1.y1 to the use for publication nf nil news rtlnimlchoi. i-red llwl to It or not otliorwljip rrcrlliMl In I his pnp<T. fun) HI*') I no loci' news publish") tlirreln. Tim nnlinrsflrld ' '.lUfi-rnlim IM nlmi a ••llrnl "f llio Uiiltrd ProKs iinil thf fnlli-d Ni'vfc .'ind rrcrlvi M il»' '•omploln vir'' crrvli'i. nf In. Hi. KKPUKSKNTATIVKS rirynnl. Urlffltli * UnniNon. In- Now Y'.r'u, I'lih-iiKo. l-ietriili, Ailuiiln, r.«.iiiiy-i>n'-i -. Pun rniiH IF.-M, I.OM AIIKH--, ,«"iiltlr. I'l.rlliinrJ V\ \SIIIN';'l'i'N. I' ' '•• I'U'HKAt' ri-fli rii! .1. Iliivlun, Inn-.'loi. W ;i Mi Hint "ll, I). C. s' IMIICK Drllvrrnrl |,v ,-nrrler i.r ninil in |ir.-i»l •>.«,,'••• •'"'"• lln-er. p... MM.nili. '•-'.', ''. in-.nil,-. »:<M>: I V-.H-. .»..""• lly iiuill It, i.oM.'il /(/ii'"- ("in- i" ''Kin. l»-r ".mini. «»•:. THIS I'AI'Klt MAOI-; IN THIC r. H. A. CONDITION VS. T1IEOUY C ANDIDATI''. KNOX and others who an- devoting themselves In denouncing regimentation, mid inflation, mid fust-ism and kindi-cd iiH'iuii't's which Ihev see, or I'lincy Iliry sec. in our nnliniiiil life will do well lo rmill Ilie wfinls of Hie lute (irovt-r Cleveland when, in facing M critical issue, lie snid: "We lire confronlcd hy :t condilion iind not n theory." The sentence Ims done service through Ihe vears hill ii])|)iin'lilly il has never come lo Ihe iiltention of Hie present spellhinders. or if so. hits failed lo make an impression upon Ihem. Mr. Knox denounces re^iincnlalion and inflation and fascism and oilier isms which he believes, or imagines he believes, are here in reality or in perspective, and perhaps lie wonders why Ihe entire notion does not share in the fears with which he is obsessed. lint then. Ihe vigorous candidate for Vice- I'residcnt, while he deplores Ihe limits be thinks be sees, has not observed what is so patent lo a lar^e number of his fellow citizens, lie denounces all policies of Ihe present administration and neglects lo note those improvements in onr national life which hove been apparent for many months past and which are now so outstanding as to command the attention not only of the population of Hie I niled Stales hut of the nations of Ihe world. The theories of Mr. Kuox make /{ood reading when ruin-lied in thai "caustic verbiage" of which he is a past master but they are coolly received by Ihe average eili/.cn who contrasts conditions throughout the country today as we know Ihem. with the theories which the candidate excoriates and with Ihe things that were. It is dilliciilt lo make converts in the face of those conditions as is cmphasi/cd by coin-* men! upon a signboard \\liich has been been nationally displayed, reading "Yolc for l.andon and Knox and j^el your job back." A visitor seeing "ii s ^H 11 i" H><- city of l-'ree- porl. Maine, said, "There was only one unemployed man in Ihe (own and be was the postmaster who recently lost his job." We are advised thai the H. o. p. orators have been ^iven .~i."> topics for discussion in Ihe political campaign which \\e are assured will soon reach Ihe boiling point. |-'ifly-llvc are .1 ^ood many, bnl il is safe to assume thai "recuven" as the coinilry knows il today, will not be included aiming them for it represents a condilion, and most of the orators will devote themselves to a Iheorv . INCOIIICKKNCI-; AND CONTHADU TION rNCOHI'.ni'.NCi: is one of Ih, marks of a J- disordered brain, and In Ihal token Ihe outpourings of Hitler al the Nu/.i conference ill Nurnhcru are subjects lor examination by psychiatrists and not for rational discussion. Kilher thai, or the foreign correspondents whose dispatches reach these shores are lliemselves bewildered and as a result send contradictory stories of l)er Fuehrer's ul Ir ranees. Lust Wednesday the tierinim dictator declared be would demand the return of the former (lermau colonies forfeited in the World \\'ar. Thai, of course, \\onld mean trouble uol only with the mandatories, bn! with the residents of these colonies. Hiil !ie Juter expanded this wild desire lo include (he. Inking of Hussiau territory even as far as the Urals and Siberia. This means either grandiose raving or the intent to irritate Moscow and so precipitate war. His ex Iruvnyanl language, goes further when he says thtil by a signal from him iri.OUll.iloti Germans will (spring to arms. Al Uic same, Ume as he mude these hcllig- ijreiit orntious he declared in a proclamation 'Unit under a 'new economic plan the stale would fully supervise- and control industrial production, lli.s latest decision on this ,s Ihnl he will guard jonlotisly Ilic principle of pHvnle enterprise in business. "T will never permit the btireuuernfixation of German industry," lie snid, and Ihcn proceeds to defend competition in business. Ills hearers in Germany and his readers abroad naturally give attention to the words of an accepted national leader. But if his statements mean anything (hey convey only contradiction and belligerency, two of Ihe symptoms of ccr- lain lypes of mania. To say Ibis about Miller is-no reflection on the German people, unless to wonder (hat a nation once the leafier in the iiilellcdual world should worship Ibis kind of man and lake his gibberish for sane leadership in political and governmental affairs. It has happened before in Ihe historic record Hint men of unstable minds have been national heroes. The end was disaster for Ihem and (rouble for others. Miller's evasions and incoherencies arouse suspicions on his mental equilibrium and make intelligent observers wonder whether his declarations are worth serious consideration. TCDAT IS CUBS by HARD JONES © i»)6 NSA lif.,tt I A MENACING AMENDMENT TN AMKNTMKNT No. 7, which will be on 1 Ihe ollieinl hallo! in November, we have another illustration of thai type of legislation fashioned apparently in the belief Hint laws are made for Ihe benefit of the few without regard to Ihe welfare of Ihe public. The amendment proposes to blanket tin; counties and municipalities of Ihe state with a civil service syslem which would include most of Hie public ollicials and employes, giving them life (enure of their jobs and selling up machinery which would include 27,1 civil .service commissions throughout Ihe stale. Off hand il would appear that such an amendment would llnd little support in California bid as a mailer of fuel (here is behind il a tremendous force which seeks its adoption through representation thai in some manner the public service will be greatly benellled. We are wondering what would happen to any business enterprise if il were definitely established that every employe had bis job for life irrespective of the sort of service he rendered. The people of a unit are the employers in county and municipal government. Municipalities generally have enacted such ordinances as provide for civil service wherever il will be of benefit lo Un- people. 'I o extend Ihe syslem lo include every county depnly in otlice and every em- ploye throughout the stale would be lo turn government over lo political machines which never could he unhorsed. The people of California have lutd loo much of that sort of government in the past; Kiev want less of il and not more in the future; and if they would empliasi/.e that sentiment they will do well lo vote "No" on Amendment No. 7. UANDOiM NOTES II was a gracious act of Ihe Cily Council, and an appropriate one, lo change Ihe name of C street, from Chester Lane lo Hrnndage Lane, lo 1 lollby Hond. Designating streets by Idlers and numbers has advantages which appeal particularly to Ihe stranger in our midst, but such advantages hardly weigh as against recognition of those early selllers who made substantial conlribnlion lo the building of the city in Ihe days of the pioneer. TIS.V YKAK8 AGO nht r.'ilirornliii, thU rl»t«, 1B21) Headlines: Arrest of Mrs. MoPhe.r- son looms; Womnn swears she and pastor plnniKid to discover shack iind mythical kidnapers; Hhn.ttor community wins first prlxo at Kern fair; Mexico exterminates entire Yao,(il Itidlan trlhn; McICarland Is second at. notinly fiilr; Local woman, worried over III henlth, kills herself, Payments i>f dividends from the r.'allfornl/i. Hand Silver Incorporated will prohiihly he discontinued after October 4 heeauBu of tho low price of silver. Attorney It. I!. Lambert spoke on Inw enforeement hoforo Iho Heally Board here. Clayton Mack him hnen appointed a deputy r-ounty clerk hero. 'IIn nln- illed law at Harvard and Hlanford, TWKNTY VI5AKH AOO iTli« i;«llfiiriil>n. thin cl«(c, 15III) HeailllrieH: Surface earn are operated on schedule In New York; Unl- U-il States nsHtired that Japan's treaty with Russia will nId ChlnoMn; Assaults of Teutons hall advanee of French army on Ceronne; Serbians on aggressive In campaign In Hal- IUI.IIH; Villa may attack Chihuahua City. One mnn WIIH Killed and another WIIH HcrlniiHly injnri-d nt tho county rock riuarry Hi Woodford early today. It IH reported a poorly timed blunt caiiNud thn tragedy. Iliirniini & lialley cb-cun w\U bo here on Hoptembi'r ^H. Officers of the Henlor cliiHH hero now are Nathan Noble, president; 'Vivian KcHter, vIco-preHldent; Marlon WlHhon, snc'reiiiry and Hachael Itut- Ifilne, trcamiri.'!'. Hayrnond Maltoon IH proHldent of llio junlorH and Nat Cnmland hcadH the freshinini. TIIIIITY YEARS A«iO (Tim I'nllrniiilnn, Mils ilnlr. I tin ill I U'aillliic.H: McKlnlcy Hlsitue un- IX murmured regret gave no real Indication of how deep her dls- appointment really was. Ifor weeks she had hnen practically alone with her thoughts. Those had been weeks whoso monotony WAS broken only by tho occasional visits of tho Bents; and even ihoso visits had become unwelcome, for they only reminded her of Htovo Fowler. Since the night she had mot Dr. TSden Harris she had recalled him often, remembering his sympathetic manner, but remembering best of all his gaiety. Ills telephoned invitation tonight had been like a ray of sun- llKht. break I UK through dull gray Hkles. And now ho was being called away on an emergency ease. "I'll stay hero, If you don't mind," Judith told him, smiling. "I'm sure you wouldn't want to take tho time to drop mo off at tho apartment And I find I'm hungry, too!" > Kden Harris smiled. "You know, the moro I see of you, tho moro I'm convinced you'd make a porfecl wife for a doctor." Ho patted her hand. "I'll really run back If 1 can make It. In any event I'll call you hero within an hour." lie took up his hat and eoat and added: "And of course we'll try again . . . soon." "Of course," Judith said and watched him hurry from tho restaurant. Sho hnd eaten many a dinner alone, hut none had seemed more lonely than this ono. Fortunately the food wa.s excellent, hut with every bile Judith wished that this evening Harris could have been spared from n. call. She wax Just finishing her dessert, when a waiter brought a telephone, plugged It Into the wall of the booth. "For you. Miss." It was Harris. "I'm awfully sorry, Judith. Hut I'm stuck—and probably until dawn. I'll 'phono you again, soon, If 1 may." "Oh, I'm sorry, Doctor Harris. I'd hoped you back.' might bo able to como Hlowly she replaced tho Instrument In Its cradle, Hiarcd al 11 malevo< ve||..d; (Jnlilf|i..|d mines Htlll closed;; lently a« If somehow il were respoti- HnarMl party names Hearst: Thaw slblit fur tho spoiled evening. It was retains morn counsel; MachlnlHlM get | Junl an she wan leaving the rostau- Increase In pay nt H. I'.; Sneak thief I rant Unit sho ran Into Mm. Jerry visits Kern residents. j Macdonnld, the young wlfo of one of 1.. I/. Knight, newspaper mim of! 11 '" Junior executives In tho oCflco the Atlanta <'OnHlltutlon Is visiting \ whore she worked. Dr. K. ,J. I'reitHe here. Ho In com- „ ' lnMo th ?, ro ' M|HH Howard:' Ju- plllng a book on famous Georgians. (engineers Quackcnbiisli, Keith and luinlnp went to FI-I-HIIO yesterday nn their light engines to take the HrctjH trains to Vlsalla njid thence to Ivern. Charles Whltakor left for Delano by team today. dlth extended her hand gaily. "Where's Htovo?" Oneo Ktove and Judith had gone to dlnnor at tho Macdonaldn and Mrs. Macdonald was still firmly convinced that they wore to bo married. "Steve had to work tonight," Judith fibbed. "I'm so sorry wo didn't get hero Harmer .limes IH preside))! of tho i earlier," Mrs. Macdonnld told her. Hoys' Association at Ihe high school "You might have Joined us. Jerry a | hero In a moment and you could — i have a cup of coffeo and a clgarct j with us." i Anxious to get away before Mac- I ilonald returned. Judith pleaded that I she must get back to her ,1 part merit. A THOUUIT FOU TODAY Mrs. Macdonald smiled. "1 suppose oil. Ihnl I iniiiht tinrr mj/ re- Steve IH going lo Join you later. I'm <l\n'nt; iinil tlxit (!nil ii'fiuld grant nir the Iliinii Hint I long tor! Job I'ractlce In life whatever you pray for and iiod will gKc It to you moro Hliundn nl ly. - I'usey. awfully glad lo Know he's doing so well. I naw him the other day In that, new ear of his] And I think It's wonderful he should get In on that new city contract, don't you?" "Y-ycH," Judith faltered. "I really must bo getting nlong. I'm sorry I cun't accept your Invitation." Ho- hlnd the effusive woman she BIlmpHod Jerry Mttcdonald pushing hl» wity through tho crowd. With a dtpartlnff mnlfi) for Mr«. Macdonald, she hurriedly fled. On. tho street car Judith's mind was filled with bewildering and conflicting, thought*. Sho had hoard nothing of Steve's "gelling In on" a now city contract—but then, who had reminded herself, there won no real roaaon now that she should have heard of It. And the news of the car she resented. Htovo's llttlo roadster had done well enough and it was odd that he should purchase a new one. Or possibly, angered at Judith's attitude, ho hnd spent his savings on a now.automobile. Mho had a feeling lhat both Virginia and Bob were aware of HUsve's fortunes but had not mentioned them. Judith smiled bitterly to herself. "It looks as If I took my stand a little too soon," sho thought ironically. "Even though he's had a piece of luck and could marry mo now, I'll probably hover hear from htm again. And it's what 1 deserve." In the days that followed sho said nothing to tho Bents about tho news Intimated by Mrs. Macdonald. But through the newspaper sho learned that Iho city was putting In a vast now water system north of town and she concluded that It was In this deal Stove must have figured. Ono of tho leading manufactures of his firm was a patented plpo, and for a long time Steve had boon working to get It approved by the city engineering department. Apparently ho had at last succeeded. Sho found herself watting for a telephone call from Steve, telling her of his good fortune. To whom else would he, tell It, If not to her? After all, this had boon his, big ambition during tho four yeara they hnd been together. At least a hundred times sho had beard Stevo Fowler say, "It only I could make tho engineering department In this town see tho advantages and saving In our patonled pipe! I'm sure there's going to bo a big replacement Job In tho north end —and If 1 could put lhat Job across It would mean a bonus. It might even mean my old salary." Then one evening, after Judith had washed and put away the few dinner dishes sho found necessary for a lono meal, there was a rap at the door. II wasn't the knock of ollher Bob or Virginia, and Judith could think of no one elso who would bo behind that door but Stephen Fowler. Feeling the blood mount to her temples, sho discarded her apron and wont Into the little hallway, opened the door with a trembling hand. There stood Francis Jarvls, hat and stick In hand, smiling pleasant lyl "Good evening, Miss. Howard. I hope you won't mind my calling unannounced, like this. Matter of fact, I tried to telephone you this after- work downtown." Judith said, forgetting In her astonishment to return hjs salutation. "I—won't you como I XT13W YORK, Sept. IS.—Qono Buck, 1 ~ although only In middle years. 1» more than any other figure along the thoroughfare, Broadway's Last Guardsman. A valiant, lone defender of lost traditions on the street that once whipped the universe but Is now only sparkless ashes of a glory that was. , Buck, one of tho shrewdest showmen and organizers on the.Rlalto, 18 moro lhan all else the super-senll- mentallst who has never been chilled by the marbly-heartod world In which he cast his lot. He refuses to bellevo Broadway Is no longer Broadway. He camo to tho street from Detroit, hugging his dream. Beginning as a song cover artist, ho suddenly entered a world of darkness, stono blind! His vision returned miraculously one night In tho Broadway blazo. And that bright picture Is one for him that never fades. Every noon Is at his table at the Lambs—a table once graced by Victor Herbert, "Wilton Lackaye, and so many others now gone, to whom Oeno was the fair-haired boy, gush- Ing his later-realized ambitions. Tho scene and actors change. Buck does not. He still holds aloft tho Broadway torch. I wonder if others who make eating out a prowling sort of adventure are swayed by tho lure of restaurant names. Last evening on a sldo street off upper Broadway wn saw a modest sign, "Homo Dainties." It was a tea-roomy, chintzy sort, splendidly named for there was delectable homo cooking served In dainty portions. And by pleasant waitresses, watched over by a steel-spectacled, bosomy duenna, who took pride In their Jobs. Ono longed for a porch hammock and the twang of guitars afterward. And every one living or visiting In Now York should have a sun down shine on a Madison Square bench now and then. It is the Shoo Shine Capital of tho world, there being moro shiners there than in any other given area. Many races are represented even to tho Hindu-looking fellow with a turban. There Is a one- legged shlnor and ono with but a single arm. All, too, show a pride In their calling. . . . Some painted tholr boxes bright colors, pthers bossing them with brass tacks and (By 0. 0. McINTYRE) tomors arc established residents from boarding and rooming houses frlng- one Idealist who flower behind his tucks a fresh ear. Most cus: Ing the square. They aro the plpo smokers' who come with knitting wives and pet dogs to make the ovo« nlng shine a rite—like squirrel reed- r ers In Central Park and rented chair Bitters In the Bois. Why columnists wind up with th» Jitters: "I am coming to Now York for my first Visit. Have only four t days and don't want to miss anything. I'm a stranger to you but have .read you for years and would like at least two afternoons and two evenings so you can show me personally the many things you have written about, P. S. So there will be no misunderstanding, all expenses Dutch." 'Whatever the fate of Jimmy Johnston, tho, fight matchmaker at tho Garden, ho has been the most colorful figure In flstlcs since Tex Rlck- ard. For 10 years, they have been, trying to razor Jimmy of authority. But Jimmy, a wiry Irishman, always bobs up again, top sldo gallant, with cigar at a perky angle and hat at a cocky tilt. Ho thrives on fighting, literally. If there Isn't n. scrap he will stir tip ono. Scrapping is not only his trade but his diversion. And, as an exhibit In explosive tempera- * mont, he Is far more Interesting than many fights he stages. The rocont guffaw for the Social Register—tho discovery that an un- pedigreed poke had been listed as a member of a family—has caused deep grief among Its sponsors. Ono of the last straws, as It were, for tho book has been losing prestige gradually. There are nouveaux riches who strive for Us recognition but mosily the attitude Is of one aristocratic dowager who ordered her namo deleted. "It only burdens mo with circular mall," she sniffed. Symphonic stuff: Wo have an am- r bilious slide trombonist In our block Who practises at my shaving period every morning. I have gone through all of his agonizing gradations—his sour notes affecting me like a slato pencil pulled through clenched teeth. —without murmuring. But today t rebel. I was shaving in rhythm to his waltz tune when ho hiccupod oil * a high note and I have a nick In my chin that would mako a dimple for a hippo. noon. I—I his if.'" "Thank you Into the room, Jarvls walked tossed his hat and l .-T--.-7--(Lty I'AUL MALLON—Copyright 1930)= \\ MNiilNtlToN, Kept. U>.—Presl-• York shite Democratic convention dent HooHev.-lt Is not campaign- j llt Hyruouso. .September 29. • » * r PHVU':i3 W15T-JKH — Nothing like ' the complete t vacuatlon of tho Spanish embassy has over happened yet, lml his asHoclalcs thuughl he did UN good a political Job of not doing It on his soulhcrn trip as when he. was not doing It on his drought ! on Kmbassy How hero before. Tho i diplomats made up their minds ap- i parenlly nt tho same time, packed and disappeared. Only two wallers remained behind when u photographer called the other day. The custom Is that, oven after a change of government, such as occurred In Madrid last week, the Incumbents stay until their successors trip. lloth, they thought, were re- veiillng examples of the unexampled llooHcvclt technique. Here's tho clone-up picture, as the back-scat drivers caught It down south. li. llollhy Huatl, C.lirs- Irr I.uiu' anil Krnndn^c l.iiuc rival I rili/.cns vvlm Iinil u Inr^r purl in Hit- life of llakrrs- lit'ld in its villngr slu^c iiud who arc slill rr- mrmlmvd by oldrr residents of Ibis city. Hul>iTl M. llollliy \vtis oiu- of Ibc county's niiisl prominent stockmen in Ihe '70s and 'iSOs, built Hie lovely home on Oleander Avenue now occupied by bis daughter. Mrs. Uoberln llollhy Morion, and in many ways wits identified with (be coininunily when il \viis in the mnkin^i. He was a contemporary of deor^e and .lulins ('.hesler,' who nave C.besler l.ane its name, and of .hidgo llonjn- min ItrundiiKc. a lender of Ihe Kern County bar and lor many years Superior .Ind^e. and il is appropriate Hint the two well known highways bearing their names should he connected by llollhy Hoad. The community is indebted to Mr. anil Mrs. Asa Diinon for Ihe happy thought of suhslitulino; llollhy Hoad for C. Slreel. They are shortly to occupy then' lovely new homo on that IborouKbfare and thai it is built on Ihe site of the original lloJlhy estate is responsible for their thought that this pioneer might well he honored by eliminating a letter and substituting for it a name which was widely kyowu and significant of progress in the community's early life. presidential mo- 1 torcndo from Atdievllle In Charlotte . . . Ihe route carefully selected through the mill dlHtrlctH, ml- verlliteii widely. In communities which hnd never Keen n prenldenl . . . the President III an open ear with a HtiliHtanllal hat for wAvlng . . . mill hands, farmers anil their wIvi-H. totliiK two or more liablcs. lining Ihe route nil the way . . . rain pours. 'I'ho top on the presidential car KOCH up, but It In put down again ul the towns. The I'reHldent dons his raincoat. With the top up, he leans out and waves . . . the crowd re- fiiHcfi to lie ruined out for UI|H road- show of a lifetime. If they cannot find mielli-r III ilonrwavH, they »ii\nd out without covering and let It l-onr . . . Klmilly Into t'hiirlolle. N'i'WSiiK'n KIHI\\ Im; preNltU-ntlal luck. f hnve already |irr-pared dispatches i . .. Navlng the ruin Mto)i|ieil for the |iresl ' question of constitutional authority ileoilul H|tcech. no they can rush i Involved and the railroads do not these lo Ihe wires fan! when It doea i dare to let this Iff' order stand aa a iitop. : precedent. The rnllrondn hellevo tlie Hill II doesn't tin- stadium. Into the Hladluin, up lo ; property the spi>nl<i<r'x nliilid. It continues. The I question President iippriirn Ids clothing rain on his mulling face. Thr are chosen. Apparently the mysterious reason why they fled was not lhat they hnd lost sympathy with tho reorganised government, hut thai they saw Iho handwriting on the wall. Ono attache Informed a friend ho did not exnect his cabinet superiors In Madrid to bo alive In three weeks. He. for ono, expected the fall of Madrid before the rebels within that time. I • » • j r\KTl!}HMINATION-~Tho railroads i '-'are understood to have reached a i decision privately last week to press I their petition nsralllHt the eonstltu i llonalitv of tho Iff decision lowering | fores, despite nil the good It has done. | them Itut they also decided not to Increase fnres even If they won. The explanation Is that there Is a rluhl on up to i 1CV had no right to jeopardise'the of stockholders ami that may reach the Kunretm Court Incidentally, the railroad business audience IH Hoakeil Then II slops i Is now so good they will probably be ' equipment within six Tin- President speaks about I short of green punturcs and »ttll waters, | months working In little Interpellations about the water, the red clay roads (hereabouts, homely stuff to fit Ihe locality. ... "I have Hpeut HO great a nnrt of my life In the southland." "You ciimmun-sciiHc men and women. "Millions of >ur Americans." "You and I." . Newsmen note n rainbow In the nUv. There Is Home nuggrnllon that It may be the handiwork of Ih" WPA stlek onto tho davenport, his quick glance taking In the llttlo apartment. "Vleaso sit down," Judith said. "I liope you're quite recovered from your accident." Sho hold out a box of cigarettes. JiirviH laughed. "I haven't corne 0 announce that I'm suing you for lamages, If lhat's what you mean." lo took ono of tho cigarettes, Ighted it carefully. "This is Just a 'rlendly call." ~ From behind a gray cloud of elg- irello smoko ho sludlcd her. Then.: 'You know, I've thought about you 1 great deal slnco you wero at my office." "Yes?" Jtidllh said, not knowing whta elso to say. "Yes," he repeated. "A groat deal. You—you Intrigued me." EDIT01V8 NOTK—Ths r«Hfomt»n will print kUen from renders. Such letters MDST ho ron- flnecl to 150 words written IrBllilr and on ona sld« of the piper. Thn spacu limit li Imnentltt. No inonymoiu communication] will bo printed. Thta Is emphatic. The California!! reserves the right to delete or reject any or all mantucriptj and is not resDonslhle for sentiments contained therein. Letters of more than 150 vorrts will be rejected, llrevlty Is a dfslrable feature. They must be bon» fldely signed by the writer with complete address glten. although the name may not be publUhod. C^ONKI-ICT--Father Coughlln may '•'deny It until doomsdav. but tho Osm-rviilore lininnno which has been attacking him. Is a Vatican publlca tlmi. it l» published by a corpora tlon In which the Vatican owns inosl of the cuplinl stock. On no oocnslor has It ever failed to represent the Vatican viewpoint. Catholic MUlhorltles here explain They talk among thcniHolvcs: "(iirat the iiecullar ultuatlon by saving It stuff . . . perfect . . you can't proves the contention that the none beat It." . . . Thus to the'traln. on I lucks Influence outside of church tho train and back to the While ; matters. As !()>•"• as Father Co'ich- lloutte. where an iinnouncenicut Is lln's hlMion continues to,IH> behind Mr Koosevclt will open ; him, the Oswrvatoro can asseverate his campaign In a speech to the New without effect. 0 TIE! SAY The viol player of the Philadelphia symphony IH iniiiHferrlug to the Ht. l.ouls symphony. Maybe ho can double at flrnl IIUHK for the t'.'ardlnul Iviim'lmll team. Kxplorern in Colorado way elo- phaiUH once roamed tho United Htates. That was before Farley became Democratic, national chairman. From th" east a lock expert Is going to Alaska to open a wife. Another oiiMe of fronou There can tween men be no distinction be- and women drivers. The women thcmnelves have din- solved any mieh distinction bv drinking and Hinoking on equal torniH with men. They must accept the name rcH|>ousU>!Hty. — Judge Jo- Heph A. timber, Chicago. This Is no longer just a Urolith — II In a (Haunter-. — llovfnrd O, Hunter. assistant WPA administrator. Il was then that Judith noticed something she hadn't dotecled when lie first appeared. A faint thickness In his speech, an odd glint In his dark eyes, told her that Francis Jarvis had been drinking. 'She remembered that afternoon In his office when ho had gono to tho sideboard for a drink: and she recalled, too, Doctor Harris' Intimation that liquor might have had something to do with tho accident. Looking now at his slightly florid, rather full face, she decided thai Jarvls was more at home will) alcohol than not. "Indeed, yes," Jarvls was saying, "you Intrigued me very much. I—" Ho slopped, looked at her. "You know, of course, Ihal I'm not married." Judith laughed pleasantly. "I must confess I didn't know It, Mr. Jarvls. It's something 1 hadn't thought about." "Of course not," ho agreed. Hut plainly he WHS nettled by the remark. He leaned forward suddenly. "Look here. You can't make mo be- llevo you came to my office that day- Just for the purpose of taking responsibility for the accident." Judith's face suddenly paled with anger. "For what other purpose would T come?" "Well . . ." Jnrvls smiled. "It's Interesting to speculate upon Hint. A number of possibilities occur to me. For Instance—" 'I'd rather not hear of tho possibilities." Judith told him, rising from her chair. "I was In your office for the purpose t stated." Jnrvls held up a hand. "Oh It's merely speculation. For Instance, T was thinking Hint you'll soot) bo taking your vacation. And that 1 might posslblv arrange to be away at tho same time. Had you thought of a really exciting vacation—-some thing like Honolulu or Bermuda? Or you might consider Alaska or California. Somewhere that—" "Please get out." Judith said quietly, her lips dry and bloodless. "Please get out of hero. Now!" JarvlH only smiled. "Can't wo dispense with nil the proleg, Judith Howard? Lot's just pretend we've been through nil thai. Lei's—" He dtopped at the sound of a knock on the door. Clearly Judith said, "Come In," without the slightest notion of who was bevond. To her natonUhmont, ISden Harris walked Into the room. At sight of the man on tho davenport, he Htopiwd, embarrassed. "Dtictor Harris," Judith wn slowly, facing Kilcn. "Ihlm Is Francis Jurvls. You recall him. don't you? I've just asked him to leave—but he seem* to feel that I'm not serious about the Invitation." (Continued Tomorrow) STUDY IN OIL rnODUCTION Editor The Callfornlan: Equipment at a big modern derrick for deep drilling, such as is installed at the three rigs drlling at Ten Section field west of Old Klvor, Is worth a Irlp lo anyone Inlorestod in the oil business, or to students of Bakorsfleld Junior College who plan a technical career. Kxamples of almost every branch of engineering and mechanics aro represented, including steam, electricity, metals, hydraulics and also chemistry, Even tho dairy industry Is represenled In Ihe equipment by a device for weighing the drilling mud, which Is a common milk scale and bucket. At Standard Oil Company's KCL 10-1, north of Shell's discovery well, there aro five locomotive typo Tltus- vlllo boilers with superheater, furnishing steam at 210 pounds pressure. There are pumps of every description, boiler feeds pumps, water supply pumps and mud pumps. The throe rigs nro of course lighted by electricity and the shaker screens are operated by electric motors or steam turbines. Electrical surveys of tho holes aro taken at important depths. Hoisting machinery of all kinds can bo seen, from a main hoist with hydraulic brakes and using a new Regan "streamline" traveling block, 72 Inches long, good for a load of 31,000 pounds, and smaller auxiliary to a chain hoist for lifting heavy bits, Almost every kind of metal Is used, Including high-speed culling steel on the bits, and hard steel roller bear- Ings.! Chemistry, can best bo studied at the Shell Company's lease at the now absorption plant where gasoline Is oxtracled from natural gas. and also it tho drilling well, Stevens No. A-56, where one man's sole duty Is to take care of tho drilling mud. The chemistry of drilling mud, strange to sav. Is most intrlcale, as it Involves col- loldai chemistry. Ordinary mud will not do»for the high temperature and pressure of deep wells. Ono of the special powders which Shell Company imports from .South America to treat the mud al Ibis well colors tho fluid red, giving It the appearance of a product from a slaughter house. A. .1, MASON. Bnkcrsfleld, September 14, 1930. li'OKGOTTEN WATBR UNIT Editor The Callfornlan: If the writer of this letter had any sporting blood In his-veins ho would offer a wagrr of 100 to 1 that there Is not 1 per cent of the tax< payers of Bakersfleld aware of the facl that they have In their midst a political unit known as the Bak erstleld Municipal Water District controlled by six duly elected dlr< tors, with funds of about $18,000 at their disposal. Nevertheless such Is the fact. The six direclors, all of. then) worthy citizens of this community, were elected to office in tho long distant past, but for many years they have not performed anv iiollccable function. It Is reported, they do not hold any meetings. Tho purpose of this letter, suggested by some of said directors and seconded by some of our clly offl- 3lals, is to open up a discussion as to the advisability of adopting ono of several courses that might be of value to the district. First, dissolve the district and put the $18.000 into tho general fund of the counly. Second, have the directors foster an up-to-date survey of tho Bakersfleld water system wllh tho velw of municipal ownership, or n, possible reduction of rates. There are many peoplo who contend that It is impossible to convince our public officials that tho taxpayers are weary of tho over increasing cost of government, that they aro tired of digging in their pockets to provide tho money to meet this Increasing cost and aro looking around for other means of acquiring funds to satisfy tho offi- dais. That the profits from tho ownership of the local water service would be ono means of relieving the burden, Is open to debate. But debate Is what they want. Wo had a very recent example of tho slate of mind of some of our local taxpayers, who In , substantial numbers voted against a very worthy swimming pool project, and they did so Without any open organized opposition and In the faco of influential endorsements of tho project. Anyhow, I hope we will bo able to arotiso some pros and cons on this subject. VOTER. Bakorsfield. Scpl. 14. 1930. PSYCHOLOGICAL UKIVES Edllor Tho California!!.Are llio chief psychological drives, sex or hunger, as rival schools em- phoslzod Ihrough Ihe press? Tho "drives" lhat aro rocking Europe today are between the capitalist state (Fascism) and Communism, with dictators on both sides. Is not mastery tho chief drive, with most, men (women, too) striving for mastery? Whore Is peace going to bo on this contenliotis sphere? Adventure Is another potent drive, viz., the insurgent Spanish foreign legionnaires, oven fighting tho senorltas—not much sex drive here. The writer does not minimize either tho sex or hunger drives. Tho history of most mass efforts shows that striving for mastery of Individual members produces dlsrup- tlon unless there is some religious binder. I have no panacea to offer. DWIGHT E. JACKSON. Bakersflold, September 1.1, 1930. =(By FREDERIC J. HASKIN)= The bark of the tropical papaya tree Is made Into rope; tho juice Such t* the rising pessimism' furnishes mmllclue for (Miuntlratt nil- abroad thnt* people ui-e IteglnnliiK to' uients; (ho fruit Us e«tnn. either Q. How many telephone directories are distributed by tho lloyy System? —II. K. O. A. It distributes annually to subscribers more than 20.000,000 copies of telephone directories. Q. What Is tho religion of Karl Hrowder. the Communist candidate, for prenidont?—N. P. C. A. Mr, Drowder wiy» that ho has no religious affiliation, but t hut ho comes from Methodist stock on his father's side. 11U grandfather was a elrc.utt-rldlng minister In Kentucky and Kansas. • • Q. What is a trial horse. In the vernacular'of the prize ring?—H. W. A. A trial horse or pork-and-heaner Is one who fights with champions in training or "set-ups." Q. Whet) did thr» Literary DlgeM A Han FrnnclKco sailor him a life- j lone faith In the nomlbtUty ot find-1 cooked or raw. or rubbed on the face, nm u,, |t s first largo prwildenUal poll? ' time collection of old ropes. He ' lug a. rcummahln way out.*--Prof ' " N '• mUM have sit veil all of hl« Christnmn [ Charles U, 1 Chicago. „ „.,„, . .„.. while the heart uf! Merriutu, University of i the tree is grated and used like j . Kratcd coconut. -T. T. A. J.t WBI» made In 1924 and {.ore- told the election: of Calvin Coolldse. Q. Who originated tho expression, almighty dollar? — C. J. A. The earliest use of this Americanism is attributed to Washington Irving. It is found in "A Creole Village," published in 183T. Ben Jonson is credited with a similar phrase, almighty gold. Q. What was the name of Bar- nuin'H homo In which ho died? — J. McQ. A. He died at Marina. His first home in Bridgeport, called Iranlstart. was destroyed by tire. It was re- v placed by Woldemero. Barniim built his final home. Marina, facing Seaside Park, Bridgeport, of which he was one of the donors. Q. Where , was John Hay, th» statesman, .born?— I*, d. A. He was horn in Salem, Indiana. A i-Mrtir c*n «•>! iht «Tv.» <r IQ , at t»rt by writ In I Tht H»V«nfl«ld OHfornUB Inrofraitloa But*»u. Fi*0»rtc J. HuUn. IM- nwtor. WoMniton. P. C. I'lww cm!uM HOT* (5) (tola lot r*»)i.

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