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Bakersfield, California
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' '.'• - *V! '" , •'•',• •'. V^-i', I'•',*'*.';?'<?'• •<"'• „' ', .V r' f "<f,> ' •'• v' J • ' **"».'',' , '» l . '.,..* r WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1938 Cbttortal of ISakerstftelb Caltfdtntan 1_ ALPHEJO w>»oit AND pnopntwon Issued Every Evening "Bxcept Sunday In llakemflold, Kern County, California Kntnwl In |irmt offlcn nl BakcrHfleld, California, an somml class mall innltur under Iho Act of Congr««i March fl, 1878 MEMBER OF TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associate) fresH IB exclusively entitled In (he IIB« for publication of all new* dispatches rredltod to It or not otherwise credited In this paper, and ulno tho local news publlnhod thoruln. Th» nnkornflold Cnllfornlan IK nliu. a client of Inn United Prc*8 and the United New.i nnd rciselvnii tho c.ornplotri wire Hcrvleo of both. vitlcd il in the past, from industry onil busl- ncs.s workers and investors, small nnd large, und il cnn come only if these sources arc not dried up by Inxiifion or destroyed by Hie lax collectors." ! niSPRESENTATrVKH rii-yimt. Griffith A IlruiiHfin, Imv New Turk, CnloiiKO, Detroit, Atlanta, Uodton <*"., Inr. atilo. Portland D, C. San I'rnncluco, I/m Angoliin, H WASHINGTON 1 , D. ('., : J. llnskln, Director. \V stmsoTUPTioN PRICK pd by carrier or mall In postal xonen on", two, throe, per inonili, lifie; (I monllui. »a.t>0; I ywir, . $7.1)0. Ify mall In pnfitnl zoned four to eight, pnr month, 85c. THIS I'AI'Kft MADIC IN TIIU U. H. A. AS MAINE GOES? " A S (1( -H'»S Maine" etcetera. But Ihe. "el- j *"*• cetera" is in tho minds of Iho poli- i licinns only, and the conclusion is not justi- i :fied by the record of elections in other years. That thought, however, does not interest en- j Ihusiasts nor parly managers who. on either side, will now have to busy themselves wilh explanations for some days lo come. A •!(),000 majority for a Bepublican (iovernor and a !"),000 majority for a Bepublican United Slates Senator are not impressive figures when compared wilh 00,000 and KO.OOO «. o. p. majorities that have been rolled up in stale elections in years gono by. That is going lo require a little explanation in il- j self. j But then the alibis and Ihe excuses will by j no means be confined to one parly. Mr. I'ar- ley and his cohorts have something to think about and something lo bilk about, or per- ; haps not lo bilk about. They made the administration the issue in Maine and the j voters there have given Iheir verdict. Whatever il was lhal Mr. Farley had "in Ihe bag" has evidently escaped, but doubtless he will 1)0 able, to tell how it happened- to his satisfaction at least. II has been a long lime since somebody said: "As goes Maine so goes Ihe nation." and despite repealed records lo Ihe contrary in Ihe years since then, partisans continue to find the adage worth repealing. But the truth is lhal Maine is a rock ribbed Bepub- lican slate; il does not vole for Democratic Presidents and il probably will mil in November next. But between now and then there will be partisans aplenty who will explain on Ihe one band why the Democrats in the September election did not receive a heavier support, and in the opposing party there will be those who will Ibid ample reason lo justify Ihe falling off of old lime Bepublican majorities. Thai is a way Ihe polilioians have and they do not change much from year to year, nor from decade to decade. A WIDE DIFFERENCE W OB1) comes out of official circles in Washington that Iho dale of the federal Census may bo moved up so Hint il may be taken in I (KIN instead of I'.MO, Ihe reason for Ihe change being the desirability of ascertaining Iho actual number of unemployed throughout Iho country. Tho advantage of knowing lhal total has been stressed over a flood many months and il is oheeriiifl news lhal there is recognition of Ihe value of officially making such a check. But in the meantime the New York Sim has boon doing an important work along similar lines and has developed some facts thai are interesting in view of Ihe aiilbori/.ed governmental figures that there are some 10,000,000 people Mill unemployed, figures firmed by the American 1 bor, except that Ihe places the total somewhat higher. The Sun's conclusions are based upon its own census taken for liKtf> and upon Iho available figures for lU'JU. For the latter year there wore employed U7,S)(iS,000 people in the. I'nited States. In P.Ktf) there wore employed '2. r >,UtK,(M)0. The loss of 2,;i50,000 •'rihould represent the number of unemployed, allowing tor no increase in population. Bui -the same paper ascertains that there are J.iMil.OOO now workers bringing the total unemployed lo a,r>»3,0()0. That is u long way from 11,000,00 or even from the 0,000,000, more conservatively esti- jnaletl as idle. And yet it is a national problem lo put these three anil a half million lo •work. Certainly it cannot be solved permanently through governmental projects, by •"made work." As The Sun points out, work "cun come only from the sources which pru- THEJR YESTERDAYS TT IS u funny world, nnd politics is its fiin- -*• niesl part. Just now Ihe Republican National Commillee is engaged in searching newspaper files and other records for expressions of the President in Ifl.'i2 relative to future policies, and contrasting those expressions with administration performance. And the Democratic Committee, is digging amongst llic archives of Topekn for Governor Lnndon's messages and reading his speeches of Ihe past, for comparison with Ihe speeches he is now making. And each side is luslily proclaiming lhal the other has said the thing that is no). Pretty silly, isn't il? The average voter will say so, and the remarkable thing is (hat men wilh enough brains lo do the publicity work in political campaigns should imagine that any elector is influenced by these appeals or what are presumed lo'he appeals. Not many of us would like lo have all of our opinions of today contrasted .with those oT the years gone by. Sound arguments can be advanced for and against both of the nominees for President bill they will hardly be found in Ihe speeches of yesterday -not from Ihe voters' viewpoint. TKN VKAU8 AGO (Tin Cftllfotnlm, l)ilt,<UM, 1«») Alme.o collapses during ««rmon; Pastor will refuse, ball and carry on If Imprlsonnd; Barrow I* to defend her; HocrdtH of fa- IC street hotiflfl In Washington revealed; J. O, Hurl wins election over all by 4 majority; Mexican bandits murder American held for mn- BO in. With the simultaneous report of 21 giinn and tho hoisting of the Mox- lonti colors over tho old hospital, Mexican Indepondenao day was formally recognized at midnight lout night. Today IB Hakornflold day at tho county fair, Residents of tho county spend annually about $1,000,000 for tholr fur- nlturn, Tom McManim will leave for I,o» Angeles thin ovonlng. .T, T. Gilbert, Maid to have, lived In thn county fdnce 1872 in hero from Kernvlllo today. TWI5NTV YKAUS AGO <Th« i;»llfornl«n, lhl> lUU, I91D) Headline*: Allies wall, to learn tho attitude of Sweden: Bliss tells of obstacles In Mexican crisis: Forest fires aro ntlll raging In mountains; Wilson challenge statement made by Hughes; Low temperatures reported In oast; Mexicans flro on American outpost. • .1. Is. Bruce has Just received another carload of automobllcM for Hiilo huro, Dedication of tho McKlnlcy School linn boon pontputted from September | Horl. I'legg In producing 40-Inch j rice at hlH ranch near WOKCO. | Among theme drawn for Jury serv- • Ice In the Huperlor Court aro: W. O. j Northcrofl. I/. H. Uurhoiui. 1 J . J. .Hflw.ver, I,. ,(. Ollhert, Henry Lair., . Albert Laswell and II. O. which are eon- ederalion of I.ti- er orflani/alion KNU LAND'S RECOVERY DISPATCH from London notes that August employment was Ibe highest in history, 10,1)01,000. and thai unemployment has been decreased lo .'J.'l 1,000 for August as against I,(il 11,000 for Ihe same month in the. last year. One of Ihe factors responsible for betterment is the remarkable residential building boom which is steadily increasing in volume and which is now wholly I'manced by agencies unsupported by Iho government. All available skilled labor in the building industry is (hiding employment and il is agreed lhal no activity has made a more valued contribution lo recovery. But (here are other important factors as well in connection with the unemployment problem. Klcolrieily output was up 12 per cent in August, an increase of 15 per cent for Ihe 8-monlh period, and Iho earnings of railways are approachinfl an all lime peak in tho history of (I rent Britain. Expansion of domestic trade and employment in tho heavy industries contribute likewise to whittling down Ihe rapidly declining army of Ihe idle. The I'nitod Stales is directly interested in Ihe development in (IronI Britain. There is recognition that Ihe unemployment problem is Ihe most serious wilh which this country has to contend and that we cannot hope for a full measure of recovery until there is gainful work for all of our people. UANDOM NOTES Believe it or nol, Ihe total enrollment in Ihe Iliflh School and Iho Junior C.olloge was ,'17!)!( on Ihe day of registration, wilh Iho prediction by Principal II. A. Spintll that there will be a total enrollment in both in- slilulions of 1000 by October Which will he a gain of something more than HOO over the total of last year. And Ibis day's registration is exactly double that of Iho llrsl day's registration a decade ago. And lhal record tells its own story when translated into community growth. It would be interesting lo have Ihe llfltiros for tho ten years before lhal and lo , compare the growth of each Ion-year period w school enrollment back THIRTY VI5AHS AOO rilm r.'ilirnrntan. thin ittlo, 1000) U. S. Intervention In welcomed by CiibuiiB; Htoiirner Val- ilf.r. wrecked about 70 mlleH from Viilde/, AliiMlta; Mlllard named for clerk at secret, meeting: Murders wife and then coinmlto nnlcldu. "Tho catiHo of the Heemlng ImptiH nlblllty of the fire department to pump the water from the ccllarn of thn Itrodclc ami OultPH hullilliiKH wan dlflcovored thlH morning when Arthur Nngle nf tho flro depart ment and Herman Duniblo of tho water company found a broken two-Inch pipe pouring water In IIH Htuiidlly IIH tho flromon pumped It onl." Jnnu'N W. Stockton will teach at tho I,hum Valley Hchool and Allon ('ampliell will lie itl Buomi VlHta. Ijiiclrn ItiM'i' plntiH to leave hero lo engage In buHlnenH on hlH own at Sun 1'Yiiiii-lnco. llo will open a TCDAVJS CUBS, by HARD JONES © >«)» HtA Slfil ill liulloH' ,1'urulHlilmiH store. - tho accident 1 went to hlN Chanter X ,pr. Harris' exproBHlon won BO Wand that for «, moment Judith feared he had failed to understand Bhb really wanted to bo rid of Jarvld, "Indeed you," ISdon Harris nald. "T remember Mr. Jarvln • perfectly." Ho hald out hlH hand and, Jarvls accepted It without enthiiBlasrn. "Pnrflonally I've no objection to your company," tho young doctor added. "But if Minn Howard fCBlH that you Bhould leave, thon of course ..." Tho other's face clouded unpleasantly, "Aro you sugRestlnir, Doctor, that you d put mo out! "Oh, not at nil, "Harris answered. "At least not yet, For tho moment I'm merely HuggeRlIng that you act tho part of a gentleman, and accept MI»B Howard's Invitation to leave. If you don't do that, then It becomes a rather personal mat- tor between us." Jarvls said nothing, Slowly ho got to his feet und walked toward Kden Harris. Then, without warning, ho Mlriiok out at him viciously. But tho youn({ physician wits apparently prepared, With surprising swiftness he blocked Jnrvls' wild nwlng, "Don't bo a fool," ho said quietly. "And don't make your presence hero any morn unpleasant than you have already." Avoiding Judlth'B ga/e, PronetB Jarvls dropped his hands. Then quickly ho took up his hat and stink find loft the apartment. Wearily Judith salnlt Into a chair. "Oh, I'm glad you camel" slio breathed thankfully. "As much as I'd like to pose In the rolo of Galahad," Harris an- sured her, "Tm afraid your friend would bo perfectly harmless. Even If T hadn't arrived on tho scene I'm sure you could havo» squelched him." Ho chuckled softly to himself. "Yes . . . Francis .larvls Is one of those bluffs who go around In tho armor of a gentle nlcohollc buzz." He dropped down beside Judith, folding his legs under him tailor- fashion. "Tell mo, what have you been doing since T abandoned you In that restaurant?" Judith laughed. "Oh, I've boon ordering men out o my apartment," "So I. wee." She looked down at him affectionately. "Seriously, I've been bored to death." "Wondering whether you needed a doctor?" "I wouldn't admit that." "Have you forgotten the—the boy friend?" * # * Judith was silent a moment, and Tlarrln said, "I'm sorry. I shouldn't have united that." "Why not? I'll answer il. I I'm afraid I haven't . . . quite." "Did you think that JarvlH might help you forgot him?" "Oh, no!" Judith turned to him quickly. "You son, Urn day after office to =»(Hy I'AUL MALLON—Copyright 1936) \\rAHIIINClTON, Sept. 10.—Never ' ' before luivo national political organizations gum* In behind n stato election with stratngy and money 19 tho tixli'til they did In Miilno. I'nbllshiul expenditures rcprnsontod only IL part of tho money sent Into 111" Htalo by both HldoH. MOM! of It will Im loiaU-d Inter by senatorial campaign Investigators, but some of It may bo bard to find. At any rate, both fddoH spout us much us they thought they could; both schemed nnd run tho stntis campaigns to an extent tinvor attempted before. Tho air of nonchalance assumed around Domocrnllc headquarters covered ucnselusn onergo.tlo activities In which nvun government bureaus worn pressed Into last-mlnuto service for Iho rnnno. (1,'lmlrman Farley was supposed to have hail mime trouhln co-operating with his unfriendly senatorial candidate, but this was moro apparent I him rent.) Actually, both sides shot tho works In the IMno Treo state. « « » i;)OTATOin.H~-To give y«m an Idea * how well Mr. Fnrley woHtod: The stato department bore Is not supposed to play politics, at least not on a ward basis. It dealH with International affairs, which are sup- poNed to bo conducted on a somewhat higher plane than even ntate elections. AlHO, high-minded State Secretary Hull has never been particularly clubby with the Farleylten. | However, on Saturday, two duvs before Iho Maine election, the state department stage-whispered to the prcmi that It had cold Argentina "0,000 barrels of Maine putiitoen. They wero to b-< used as a seed rrop for Argentine poluto itrowers who have suffered il severe drought, While Mr. Hull In not Ntippimod to bo running a grocery stove. In this Instance ho appeared at* salesman to the, Argentine ngentn who came hprti to study different types of po tatties, letting tho news Blip out JIIHI prior to the voting What he did mil let nllp, niiof flelnlly or otherwise-. Is that tho Ar gcntlncH are ulno buying Cunadluit potatoes In like amount. Ill insliluliun in lluil first high Iho curly SKto when in Ilir neighborhood of '20 hoys and girls composed the entire stndcnl hotly. \\'ho. UitMi, could hiivt- visidiit'd thai in a lilllf ovrr •!() yt'iirs Iho hi^li M'hool would have n-ai'ht'd an cnrolliuoiit of 1000? Whirh ct'rnlls llu- llutliu^ nl' a well known and fairly proHrossivc i-ili/.i'n a good many years a^o wlieu the Athninislralion huildinu was jnsl conipli'led. On the tlay of dediea- lion that citizen, surveying the building, said: "What a waste! 'The old building was ample for all purposes with an annex of a room or two. There won't be children enough to till this new structure for -10 years." The prophet has long since gone to his reward but if he, could return today he would be amazed to see what he would see in the way of high school equipment, where ;t7l)l) children were housed mi the opening day and where some hundreds more are expected during the inunlh. UHIO IM.AN--U you could ' administer some truth serum It the right permum, you could f -•' out that President lluosovell plans a long December sea VO.VHRP, win lose or druw. Naval admirals In the crows newt are supposed long to have had orders for preparations. In which that sahotaitod cruiser, Indianapolis, played u part. Dock swabbers have heard tho Indianapolis was to ae company Mr. Itooscvolt. probably on •i visit to South America to open tho t>lg Pan-American conference. Ho was to rldo another cruiser, but tho Indianapolis wan to go along. Tho suggoHtlon will undoubtedly 1m denied now, and It may not do volop. Il would bo extremely dlffl Milt for him to got away for such r long trip, unless ho wins, and, over so, ho cannut plan definitely this far ahead. Howtwor, keep tho idea In you dalo book, for post-election romom branco. • • • CABOTAGE—Tho navy Is passing around tho Intimation that "reds' worn responsible for tho Indian apolls sabotage, merely to cover ui a very thorough Inside Inveatlga lion. I'Vw Investigating authorities believe they have a political agitator to deal with. Their hopes of catch Ing anyone at all aro not very high but tho composite mental plctun Ihnv have of tho maniac IH that o a J'vro rather than a. Husso. Tile possibility that It may bo i seaman Is not Impressive. Tho eloc trie power cable aboard tho Indian apolls was punched with phono graph needles and nails while civil Inn workmen wero overhauling th ship. Tho disastrous fire aboard th Colorado In Panama In I'.MO oceurroc from the same cause after tho shit had been overhauled at tho sanv navy yard In Now York. MOTION—tAirtj? state depart men ' Ists. who are not • supposed ntal mippiwod ti know an election Is coming on. hav nlno heen Induing long lists nf dad purporting lo show that farmers anc agricultural iireari were tho prlnclpa beneficiaries of thn reciprocal trad treaties. lU-oontly they worked u. n comtilote HerleH of iinnouncoinontf Knowing, ntato hy Htate, how th agricultural products nf each Hint had benefited from theso treat le* No pollllt'H, of court"*. 'Pop uavnl authorities do not bf lleve coniniunlmii hn« made any serious Inroads among the enllBtcd personnel. Tho new deal lowduwn on the Mlchlcnn primary WHK that Senator I'our.ens could nut pull through nnd Utiew It when he tunned hi* stale- mont supportImr Mr, Uoospvclt. Tho entry of frank Murphy into the Democratic gubernatorial sltua- tlon In Michigan WIIN promoted nl leant partly by n mini who wit mod hlN Job n» Philippine blgli roimnls- Hl"'ior. The promoter did not got It, b"t may If Murphy wins. 1 could, novor Miicceod In audiences from the chin when (auto has changed again I may' try my hand once moro at pleasing them from the chin down.—Daniel I'Yohman, st«8« producer, comment- lim on present popularity of "Intol- lectual" piny*. pleasing Tho star Nova Hereulis exploded up, but j centuries ago, but tho light of the explosion did not reach tho earth until 19S4. At ChriHtninM thuu of that year, tho star bneama one of the brightest In the «ky for a few days. I hope his 21 doctors can keep him alive iisxt Bummur.-— Max Schmellntr, discussing ailments of Jimmy Urad- dock which resulted In po»tponement of their match, 1 didn't Bleal U, I atumblod over U and wan loo laxy to walk around It -so I just punhod It away. — Qcornrct Tlpton, of Tiilun, Ukla,, arrested for stealing luwn moww, :Ivo him my namo and addreen, OCUUBO tho accident.was my fault. haven't ! Been him from that day ntll thi«." "Evidently ho mistook .your fine urpoue." • * • Judith nodded. "Yes. . ." "Well!" Harris reached Into his jocket, brought out a well-worn >lt>e and a tobacco potich. "What 'o you say wo talk about something ileoBant? And do you mind If I moke a very reprehensible i>lpo?V ''Yes to the first question and no o the second," laughed Jtidltb. What had threatened to bo an inplcasant evening: torn-nod out to 10 a thoroughly delightful one. Ro- eased from his arduous duties, radnn HarrlB relaxed entirely in udlth's company. When tho Bents ropped In, an hour later, they found ho two In tho kitchen making andy. "I'm speechless," Virginia ex- laitned. "1 never again cxpeoted o seo a male and female In the titchen making candy. I thought hat had been replaced by the quaint ustom of male and female making whoopee," Kdon Harris grinned, "Judith ind I aro very old-fftshloned for our go." ' . And when Harris had gone, Virginia whispered to Judith, "Daring, I like that man-" "Ho do J," Judith admitted slowly. 'I . . . llko him, too." With the realization that she'd 'ound a staunch . friend in Bden larrls. Judith's dark phillsophy changed as tho days wont by. Vlr- Inla Bent noticed It almost at once; and she told Bob, "Judy's coming out of It now. I was afraid for a vhllo that sho wouldn't. But she a!" You mean that doctor," asked 3ob innocently. I don't moan anything—yet," said his wife. Hho would never have been so op- ImlBtlc if she had known that on his very day Stevo telephoned Judith, asked her to meet him for unchcon and that sho had accepted. And it was Indeed a different Stovo ,vho met Judith Howard in tho little • around the corner from building where sho worked. Ho wore a now suit—a belter suit than 10 had owned for a long time. Ho seemed utterly suro of himself now ind much moro llko tho Steve Fower who had, so long ago, offered to see that her Ice skates were sharpened properly. ''It's been a long time," bo said, .oolt'lng at her across tho table. "A'os." Judith said, avoiding his direct gaze, "t know it has, Steve." Why did you lot me seo you today when all tho. other times you refused?" Who looked up at him. "Because It'd been such a long time. I thought wo could talk now—soberly and sensibly." "Do you know why I wanted to see you'/" Tho question startled her. What reason would thero bo, except that—• well, that ho wanted to seo her? I've heard about you and this fellow Jarvls," Htove was saying coldly, "And 1 understand there's some doctor you've been running around with, too." l''or a full half mlnuto Judith was so astonished that sho could not answer. Then sho said, "Hteve, that's too absurd even to comment upon." Sho paused. "I've se6n Jarvls twice. And Doctor Harris three or four times. You know how J got acquainted with them?" Stove nodded. "I've heard. But that Isn't what Is Important. What's Important Is that when a girl has been going with a man tor a long time and they break up, she—" Ho stopped, uncertainly. "Yes, Stevo? What happens thon?" "Well, sometimes tho girl goes off the dcop end." Judith smiled slowly. "I haven't done that, Stevo." "Of course you'd say that." Tho remark was llko a whiplash. "I'm not asking you to believe It, Stephen. Because what I do now Is nono of your affair." • * • Her swift anger seemed to soften him. "But Judith, 1 ... doesn't tho fact that 1 still caro what you do— doesn't, that mean anything to you? Uoosn't it mean that I stllUfeol tho wuy 1 always did?" "I don't, know what it means, Stevo. All 1 know IB that wo came to thn onil of things for the two of us." "Hut that Isn't true," ho. said quickly. "Judith, 1—I've had some luck. It looks now us If I'll be able to do what 1 wanted all along. Marry you on an Income that will let you quit your Job." Judith's Intake of breath was sharp and clear, as though someone bad tightened n. hell at her waist. Thero It was! Suddenly, unaccountably, here was tho thing thoy had both wanted. Rut what frightened her. what sent tho blood from Judith llownrd'd face, was not the sudden realization that Stpph«ii Fowler was offering her H marriage that meant a whole new life relieved from office routine. Wlial frightened her was the knowedge that his proDOnal struck no ecstacy Into her being. Sho liked Steve, yen. Perhaps sho Htlll loved him. But something was gono now. Something had been lost nnd the fearful thing was that sho wasn't sum It could he found again. "1 ... 1 don't know, Stephen. I'll have to think about It." "Think about It! Why, Judith, wi-'vo been thinking about It for four yours. We—" Judith nodded slowly. "I know. Stove. .Hut somehow It's all differ- out now." It WIIH pitiful to see how nil tho iifMiirRncn went out of Stephen P'ow- lor when she Bald thin. Judith hold J>nek iignliiHt n desire to tuko his hnntl. to loll htm that this was what shn'U wanted. To tell him that her hours tiwny from him had been a hell on earth, and™ But something wiser than her heart kept her silent. Sho kept thinking stubbornly, "I've got to get away and try to see what s happened to me." At I o'clock she left a puzzled Steve: and that night sho hurried from the office early, avoiding Virginia, she held to her seclusion into the next day, going to work long before Virginia had come to hur door. But at noon young Mr*, Bent sought h«r out, shoved n newspaper In front of her. "You rhnv n» well see thin now an later, Judith." ft'onroiiu'eJ Tomorrow) Nit s(By Oj 0. McINTYRE): MEW YORK, Bept, 16.-~OwnerB of. eatates in Westehester, Connecticut; Jersey and Long Island have grown -lake conscious. An inland Bummer home without a lake is as declasse as a Hollywood hacienda. Without a BcruniptiouB swimming pool. The craze started • early this season In the Hldgefleld section. In a few weeks several hundred workmen wore dredging a score or moro estates. And the idea began to spread like firo in dry grass. Mostly the lakes are for the children to swim in and sail toy boats but some have grown to tho pretensions of acres. A fair-sized lake, I am told, costs around $1500, but there are. a dozen In tho holty .tolty Greenwich area that represent an outlay'of $12,000 oach.j With tho fad has grown a group of experts. In Radio City there )« an expansive: office tagged: "Artificial Lake Consultants. The experta can blue print a lake and got ft in-first class shape in a few weeks' time. -Real estate men Btty the Innovation has made a large number' of lakeless residences un- 'rentable. And they further remark, with, a Bhrugr, that laltea draw mosquitoes and other winged pests. Tloxy's name seems destined for endurance, even though largely forgot along the highway he be glam- oured, in the'area of the Roxy theater alorro aro 20 places—shoe.shine and lunch stands, gown shops and the like—that bear the name Roxy. In Brooklyn, Bronx and Harlem are similar Roxy establishments. And there's scarcely a city of. size that hasn't a Roxy this or that. Incidentally, the name was a pot term of tho showman's wife. RUB in urbo note: From the ninth floor of a Radio City building the other morning one may have seen, two floors below on a terrace, a man cutting grass. Cutting gross seven stories above the ground! On West Forty-fourth street the other noonday I passed Smith and Dale, tho hurly burly comedians. They were tho originators and mem bers of .tho old Avon Comedy Four, that vaudeville quartette that Used to stir many to riotous applause. They came" Up from the sidewalk ruff-scurf to .be partners sentiment- 'y and professionally through life, id I.understand that, through Bait-, ing their savings in cash through the years, they are not only prosperous but have weathered every depression. Many would like to see>them revive that old quartette. Something went out bf American life when the; quartette went the way of thb'pufe dbgt. Ring Lardnor was the last defender. • And he,,too, rest his fine soul, has joined the heavenly choir. Mayor La QUardla is also one of- tho Stttera on One 'Lefc. When the rtiayor bounces into a room, his quick eyo usually falls on a capacious chair and he makes for it In full bounce.' Tucking one leg under his roly-poly bulk like a chicken tucking ft head under wing. Most Sittora on One Leg are pudgy. Such as Charles Laughton, Alexander; Woolcott, Colonel Joseph Hartfleld and Jardes M. Barrio. Yet the CUB- • torn has Us addicts among the long legged. Lincoln liked to indulge this posture when relaxing for reading. And perhaps thp> most modern exponent is the tall and gangling playwright, Robert E. Sherwood. Robert Sherwood, by,'the way, Is " the envy of almost every" man who slaps a typewriter fo& a living. He has become the old squire of Tory Hall—an easy going gentleman of a,; lush English countryside, a short spin from London. He has a regimentation of trained • servants and even bell pulls to summon them like they have in the sets of English plays. He' writes when the mood seizes him. There is no special hurry, for his royalties from past successes continue to come in with pleasant regularity. Sherwood Is ontf; of the native New Yorkers who, knocked about on Park Row, edited Life awhile and decided he would write a play. It was a hit and he continued to write mostly hits—more. Indeed than anyone of his time. He borders on seven- feet in height. Missouri Show Me: "Mclntyre. an out and out city slicker, is best, somehow, writing In a sort of old- fashioned cook-stove and stovo litter mood," At home on tho range! , EDITOR'S NOTE—Tim Callfomlon will print letters from readers. Such leltera MUST b« con- flnert to 150 words written lertbly and on one aide of the paper. The mace limit la Imperatlro. No anonjmoua communications will be printed. ThU 1« emphatic. The eallfomlan reserres the rtlht to delete or reject an; or all mamucrlpui and t« not responsible for nentlmenu contained therein. I/atten of more 'than" 150 word* will be rejected. Brevity Is a desirable feature. They must be bona fldtly elned by the writer with complete address liven, although the name may not be published. SAVE THE CATS Editor The Californlan: Why should the letter printed under "Viewpoint of Our Readers" some time ago, call for the .sudden war of destroying cats?- That letter was against the inhumane act of dumping tho creatures and not banishing them from tho continent! Speaking of "scientific rat-proofing methods," the cat is the most perfected method there Is and they have a rlgTit to a bird feast as well as you or I have. .•...-• What about Thanksgiving? The bird may destroy tho harmful insects, but it also destroys fruits and grains. Then what of tho "scientific insect-proofing method" commonly known as "Insect spray"? Yes, cats may carry diseases from one child to tho other, but It must be exposed to tho said disease first. And what of the people who also snread diseases after having been exposed; no one Is suggesting destroying them! A toast to tho originator of "The dog is a man's best friend." I'll take tho liberty to say the same of the cat.. MISS PEG HUFFMAN. Route 1. Box 138. Wasco. September 12, 1936. LEARNING AND PRACTICE Editor Tho Callfornian: Tho human mind is a queer sort of thing. It's rather hard to get an Idea into it at times and equally hard to get one out. In fact certain things once learned cannot be forgotten or lost. An example of, thla would bo tho multiplication table. Probably we first memorized the fact that 3 times 3 made or equaled 9. Eventually, however, as wo used these figures in our work it dawned upon us that a very rigid principle was Involved in tho multiplication table. It was not just a person's idea alone. Knowledge seems to consist of two steps. First wo learn, read or hear about certain things, theories, etc. Next we put this theory into prac< tlce. After wo hove practiced or demonstrated our knowledge, then we really do know it. After this last step, that Is the demonstration, It Is next lo impossible to forgot what we have learned. AVe automobile drlvern can prove tho above theory. Most of us do silly things, take more of a chance than necessary. For example suppose we are in the habit of driving rather rapidly past cross streets on our way to work, or going home for that matter. Just for a test try to stop your car in a hurry, imagine another machine had suddenly come into tho Intersection. If you do stop, well and good, but if you don't: well tho chances are that you will drive just a bit slower past that particular intersection. What you have done is simply to. Increase your understanding through the act of demonstration. Pretty hard to forget. Much better to learn through demonstration, rather than -having an accident Impress tho fact upon us. Remember when you first learned to drive. Someone told you about the clutchi the gears, etc.,- but-it didn't mean a great deal until you had actually gone through the motions, demonstrated your knowledge, made it your own. So with safety. Most of us have ideas on" the subject, perhaps figure we are safe drivers. But just to make sure put. your driving to tho test. See if you really are under control. Just as a parting thought. Make sure, nobody is behind you when making an emergency stop, just for practice. F. B. WILLIAMS. 2128 Nineteenth street. Bakersfield, Sept. 16, 1936. TECHNOCRACY Editor Tho Callfornian: Some lime ago, Mr. Hosley asked how Technocracy planned to cope with crime. Under a Technate, all crimes committed for money would cease at once for each person's money is individually marked, so that no ono except the person to whom It is issued could use It. Also, each piece of money is used, but once. > It would save millions now spent to protect us from kidnaping and robbery. Had we been living under a Tech- nato, tho Lindberghs would have two lovely boys instead of only one and a terrible experience to remember. Think it over. PHILLIP SEELEY. 4.12 Beech Street, Bakersflold. ' September 12, 1836. A THOUGHT FOR TODAY The *ktn of tluf mountain o>vll llnml, a native of western Australia, absorbs water llko blotting paper. Diamonds, wlum placed in pure oxygen, will burn at a temperature of S60 degrees centigrade. - -••• And the of righteousness <* Ttio heavleBj wood known IN iron- ] town <n proce of the.m that make wood. U weighs Si pounds a square j jieaMt.-Vamfis tf.'/T. rout and «luUn In water, j • • « need more rrtht than po lltlcal Npc«H<h<M~OU* 1*'. Ulcun, UU •imnioriul ounjldatu. t More th«n I..MO v«Ho«i ? „, fio^ ^»^ ^h«S^«nffijT #J I plRnti. «m found hi thu British, pwo mn tho triumph of principle*. I —ifimerson. , • 1 Q. For whom was named?—13. T. A. It was named Station Eylandt by Henry Hudson in 1607 In honor of the States General of the Motherlands, by whom' ho was employed. Q. What city had the lowest suicide rate In 1935? Tho highest?— F. K. U. A. Knlrunnzoo. Mich,, had tho lowest rate In that year and Macon, Ga., tho highest. ' Q. How long has Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, been the motto of the French Republla?—B. N, A. It dates from the first Revolution. July 14-16;-1789. It \vas later accepted- as a declaration of political principles. Jj,.'.,..'.— Q. How many political parties are there In Spain?—B. T. S. A. There are over 100 parties In Spain at the present time. . Q. Which .part of the fingernail is the thickest?—U. U A. A nail • la thickest at Ita outer end. • • •• Q. Are there more than one species of penguins at the South Pole?—J, M. H. A. There are »t least four, Q. When was'tho first operation for chtbtoot?—J. \V. A. Stromeyer performed tho first operation for olubl'oot in 1,731, (By FREDERIC J. HASKIN) S talon Island Q. How many Rovm-nom of states will lie elected this foil?—V. 33. A. Thirty-«ljc. Q. Poes tho United States Bureau of Mines give first aid training to miners?— E. C. « A. Morcrthan 963,000 persons have, been trained In first aid and mine rescue methods under tho supervision of the Safety Division of tho Bureau of Minos. Slnco-the establishment of this service such tralningTS" estimated to have, saved 665 lives. Q. How many polo clubs are thero In the United States?— C. J. A. It has been estimated that there are now 600 formal and Informal polo clubs throughout the country and approximately 5000 players. _ Q. How many people have at* tended WP-A concerts?— •». D. A. Concerts and performances by unemployed musicians ,on the rolls of the Works Progress AdminUtra- * tlon were attended by 20.000,000 r persons throughout the nation In the flr»t Blx months of the year, -, Q. How many, Indians aro thare in Canada?*— J. W. . A. According to the last census, there were in Canada 122,911 Indians. 112,600 of, whom live on reservations. . Q. When did Dorothy. Arnold disappear?— L. W. f , A. She was last seen In New York about l :30 on Monday, December It. 1010. < A rndw can Kt itw aa»«*r to "U> of ract to written Tm BrttWt Information f»ur»au, Vrfferte J. H«Wn. r«c>Of,'-\VMr,lo|*<». ». C, fit*** , UUM U) v*ou rtt «a», • • I)}.

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