V^f^.v^fli-ft^ y * '»iYBsSM|p$t 4 i. ' % '^ , THE BAjOSRStflfitl) CALlFOftNUN, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1936 i E.2 Author of Well-Known Book "Way of a Transgressor" Engaged for Talk "Behind the Headlines," a lecture oh people, events and 'forces behind the scenes .of Europe, will be presented February 2 at the'high school auditorium by Negley Farson, author of "The Way of a Transgressor," It was learned here today. Mr. Far- Bon is an. athlete, sUpersalesman, aviator, engineer, foreign newspaper correspondent, and rover, and has crammed more dramatic adventure Into his 4G years of lifo than many persons who spend a lifetime in search of excitement. While In his first year at the University of Pennsylvania where ho studied engineering, Mr. Farsonwon his numerals for his work on the orew, on tho track team and in basketball. In 1811 he rowed for his university at Poughkeopsle and in 1813 he won the javelin throw for the NoW York Athletic Club. After leaving Philadelphia Mr, Farson obtained'a position in New York which ho left to take an en glnecring job in England, where ho remained two years. When he loft England he was sent to Russia for three weeks and remained three years during the crumbling of the . Isarist world, selling American machines and munitions. Ha later Joined the British Royal Flying Corps, was smashed up in Egypt hospitalized three years, and after getting married returned to America. He later bought a 26-foot sailboat ifna sailed across Europe, 3600 miles from the North-Sea to the Black Sea. His lecture, tickets for which will be available to the public, will be the third attraction of the season for the book section of the Business and Erofessional Women's Club. * »» Flowers of the California Ilia* bush produce an abundance of cleansing 1 lather, when rubbed in water. CHAIRMAN Mrs. James K. Thrasher Mrs. James K. Thrasher, past president of Iho Bakorsfleld branch, American Association of University Women, has been appointed state chairman of finance by Mrs. Frank G. Swain of Whittier, stato president of the organization. Mrs. Thrasher Is busied preparing tho budget for the state association to bo presented at the first fall stato conference to bo held October 3 at San Mateo. It la tho first time tho honor of a state chairmanship has been conferred upon a Bakersfleld member. Tho local club worker has been holding conferences with Mrs. Swain and with Mrs, R, E. Miles of Glendale, stato treasurer, and stato chairmen to work out tho allocation of funds for tho year. Mrs. Swain is a aister-lh-law of Mrs. Allan B. Campbell, also a member of the local association. New Course in Clerkship Is Availablfe for H. S. Seniors Mrs. Paul Eliel Also Coming September 23 for Kern Voters' League Matters of Interest to voters wilt be brought to Bakorsfleld women Wednesday, September 28, by kltss Florence Kirklln, national congressional secretary and Mrs, Paul Bllel of Berkeley, president of tho Call fornia League of Women Voters. A dinner at 6:45 o'clock In tho north end of tho Spanish ballroom of Hotel El Tcjon will be enjoyed by members, and at 8:15 o'clock an open meeting will be conducted In tho south end of the ballroom. Plans for the two sessions wero completed Tuesday evening at a combined meeting of the board of directors and program committee at Hotel El Tejon at which time meetings were also scheduled for October 16, 23 and 30 to hear talks on proposed constitutional amendments and other measures to appear on the ballot In November, Qualified speakers will be selected to explain the measures and the series of meet- Ings may bo varied by a debate. Attending tho executive meeting besides Miss Monte Bedwcll, prosl dent, were Mrs. C. B. Qroeley treasurer; Mrs. Glen Patton, corre< Hpondlng secretary; Miss Myrtle Brown, recording secretary; "Mrs. S L. Albaugh, Mrs. L,. 13. Chenoweth MrB. Walter L. Maas, Jr., and Miss Both Dyo. • «* » <f Play Reading Unit Convenes on Friday Mrs. George Clark, chairman oi tho play-reading committee for Bak ersfleld Community Theater, is call tuff a mooting of her commlttoo for Friday evening at her home, 2207 Sunset, at 7:30 o'clock. Discussion of productions for tho current year will bo held. of a n»w and interest- course for seniors was out- tned today by H. B. Robertson, eacher at the local high school. 'This course has the express purpose of turning out practical and intelligent clerks for either large or small retail establishments and merchandising as a subject is essentially a practical one," Mr. Robertson said. Explains Scope "This course covers the history of retailing, the study of the retail situation in general, the organisation and Administration of typical large, modern, city department stores and the duties and functions of their various sections. The course }s being taught BO that students will'bo able to go directly into a store and know how to act and what to do. It will also indicate for what vocation a student wishes to qualify, whether it bo buyer, floorwalker or office boy." Also included in tho course are discussions on locations for stores and how to select them, the placing of departments, how to greet cus- tomers, open a sale, show merchandise, make change and sales slips 1 and also on chain store methods, mail orders and methods of meeting competition. The course promises to be not only interesting but extremely profitable and practical." Dramatics, Too A requirement of tho merchandising course la that tho student also take the new vocational dramatics, taught by Miss Ethel Robinson. The purpose of this requirement is to teach tho student not only merchandising but to teach him how to handle himself in a store. According to Miss Robinson tho purpose of tho vocational dramatics la to teach the qualities of personality to the individual. "Because a position In a store depends on the individual's contact with the public, lie should develop diction, poise and good posture. This subject is Intended for that purpose. Any student work, ig In a store should leam not to bo awkward with his hands or his body." iy OLIVK ROBERTS BARTON) I WISH all parents who read this would consider It seriously. First, will you ask yourself If you wouldn't make over your John or Mary if you had a chance? Be very honest, pleaae, honest with your deepest buried thoughts. Acknowledge that you would prefer to have a Mary without her quick temper; that John would have been a boon to your pride if only ho wouldn't cry so easily, or perhaps if ho took to manners better. Never a parent lived, I bellovo, who wasn't secretly worried about tho shortcomings of a child, almost every child. Expect Too Much It is about thla matter that I invite your analysis, ' Why do you do it? Why do we all do It? Why do wo build up In our r This New ZENITH is the Radio Everyone Is Talking About! Tubes.. EASY TERMS WITHAM & BOOTH FQX Theater Building 2015 H Street Phone 2834 Our Experience Assitrei Your 8atl$factton L 0 VITY minds a sort of super child with ohn'n features or Mary's counte uinoo, who isn't our child at all. but a purely standardized ono, a conv ponont of all tho virtues? But wo do it, and doing it wo dls rodlt tho other qualities each child possesses, because all children toil In Ittlu and exceed in much. It makes rouble for our nerves and life moril unhappy for tho growing family, It cads to too much talk, to too-porsla ent reminders and strains the love of child for parent. I know that many shll-Jran seem ,o be impossible. This happens, to a certain extant, through hered.iaty endency and a groat iloal through txperlenco and environment. No Road to Perfection If a child could be raised accord ng to a chart from early babylioot n an atmosphere suitable to his ten denotes and surroundlngx, that coulc anticipate his weAttnesses and ovor come them, build on tho beat and llscourago his faults, then perhaps t might be possible to have the per- 'oct child. But wo work in the dark to a largo •xtent during his babyhood and oven hrough the early prenahool yearn. When it Is almost too late, wo discover that Mary has inherited im .inreasonablo temper or John a shyness and •ermlUveneaa beyond com- |)loto euro. AVell then, there they nre. And in our heart* wo wonder why God ever wished such dispositions on us, their parents, We novor accept U, Wo fight it—and them. Wo novor let go of tluit dti'uin child, or dreuni lilldren, they uhould havo been. Wa refuse to face facts. Then we net about a herculean tusk of reforming thorn. Tt only works part way mid we mutter, "Disappointment li, Iho lot of all parents." Must Accept Reality No, It should not bo so. Parents nhould look upon their children as they would upon next door neighbors. They are what they are and as Much must bo accepted and mada the most of. With this attitude of mind moth- r>r» can set to work to cultivate) tho good und discourage the bad. They will get results certainly but not complete results. They can in time, however, «ay happily to their spouspH, "I/colt at Mary today. Not perfect, but how much more considerate than Hho used to bo." Or about John. "Ho is no much braver. He ban dona Ma best and HO havo wa." Parents talk about heartbreak, but they could savo themselves a lot if thoy would stop building sky-castles and peopling them with unreal children; If they would nay, "Wo know their limitations, so now let's inulio Iho best of them." Heartbreak Is uaually refusal to accept tho truth, a "fool's paradise" shattered. 4 t » All the wealth of Mongolian women Is worn on their hair. First Meeting of West Side Club Set for October 19; Chairmen Listed TAFT. Sept. 17.—The first meeting of tho Taft Woman's Improvement Club will be held October 13 at 3 o'clock. There will be a fine program and tho following officers will preside: Mrs. D. 1C. McLennan, president; Mrs. Jack Bean, first vlco-presl- dent; Mrs. W. T, Walton, second vice- president; Mrs. T. M. English, third vice-president! Mrs. H. D. Woolsey, financial secretary; Mrs. Ray Tollo, treasurer; Mrs. E. Q. Sswell, Federation t secretary; Mm, J. H. Thomas and Mrs. J, T. Parker, directors. Tho following speolal committees will have as officers: Lyric section. Mm. Georga Watson; drama section, Mrs. K. W, Callander; literary section, Miss Mabel Oay West, and tho home decoration section, Mrs. Jamas Wilt. Rentals of tho club are handled by Mrs. T. M. English, whose address is 70S Second street, and anyone Interested is nuked to communicate with Mrs. English, All checks for rent nig are to bo made out to Mrs. Eng Hull, nl»o, It In announced. West Side P. T. A. Council to Meet at Conley School r pAFT, Sept 17/—Th« executive A board of the Kern County West Side Council of Parents and Teachers will hold Its first meet- Ing of the school year Monday afternoon in the P. T. A. rooms at the Conley School from 2 to 4 o'clock. A large attendance is ex* pected as this will be an organization meeting and there are many important plans to be made. President* are asked to bring as many of their officers as possible and they also urged them to attend the first meeting of the executive board of the seventh district at Jastro Park in Bakcrsfield, Friday morning at 10 o'clock. A potluck luncheon will be served at noon. The next meetings of both council and district will be the annual October conferences. Presidents arc reminded to elect delegates to both at September meetings, naming one delegate for every 25 members or fraction thereof. EXHIBITS RARB VASE TOLEDO, O., Sept. 17. (U. P.; A perfectly formed Roman wimoo glass vaao of the 1st century A. 11., ono of 13 known to nxlst In tho world, In In tho Ed word Drummoiul Llbbey collection at the Tolodo Museum of Art. • • • M ••* V^r • W^^B YEAR'S AC! Party Is Attended by at Recreation Hall; Costume Fete Soon Auspicious opening of the season for members of the Mutual Improvement Association of the Church at. Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was enjoyed Tuesday night when 160 guests gathered in the new recreational hall, corner of King and t Monterey streets. Home-made root-beer and "hot; dogs" were sold, and dancing was) * enjoyed. Kegular meetings for young and older members will begin Tuesday; evening at the hall at 7:30 o'clock. Interesting subjects and excellent leader* have been obtained, accord-- ing to those In charge. The next social event will be a_ pioneer cosutme danco September 25. Ijvyne Moynier's orchestra of six pieces will provide music. Mrs. Clover Sanders and J. D. Hays head the young women's and . yoiinpr men's groups, respectively. Official opening of tho new hall • will IK> held later on a date yet to •' be selected. f Tight hats worn by women are likely to result in baldness, according to. one physician. PAINT AND WALLPAPER " I kept on losing weight . . . what (lit) I do?" 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