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»• , • * '• *~ > - ' I :," i '' » .'' •• '' v '/-?»«•* ' \ !(^'\'"",'?1.\ -*>?«'„ '. J ' ,'••' . ' ' - i*-* 1 ',! ' , , ; . ' •:< \. , ' SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1936 ebttortai of Caltetttah ALFRED HARRBLL AJTO Itmueil 13vei'y Kvonlnu I'Jjcept Mnnilny In Hakorsflold. Krrn t'oiuity. ('iillfoniui Entered In post office ut RnkiTsflplil, ('nllfornlii, an npfoinl clans mail inn HIT iincli-r tlip Act of fnnirrBHS March 3, IS70 MKM11EU OK THIO AHHOCJATICn PRESS Tli" ARKorlatoil I'n-Ss IN rxclimlvrlv piilMlnil to tho usn for publication of till news dlxpntchos credited to It or not othi-rwlNf. crp/lltrd In this pupcr, nnil iilsn tlin loc/il t»il>II*lioil ttiorelti. Tlio rtukrrsflolil I'nllfornliui In nlno u i-llnnt of Ilin Unlti>il Press nnil HIP l.'nllfMl N'CIVK tiiul rp'-p|vp.«. HIP oomploln le(tf"pil wire Hi-rvlrn of lintb. KKI'IIKHKNTATIVRS llrviinl. nrlffllli & HniiiHim, Im NV\v Ynrlt, I'liloiiKo, lip.trolt, Allanln. HOHIOII WPHI •Molllilny-Mi>K"iiMPn <'o.. Ill' 1 Sun Kriincln«:i). !<<ih Ant!' 1 !"". Ki'iiHln, rnrllmul \VAHII1NUTON l> i', lirUKAr FrBilPrl.- .!. Iliislilii, Dln-i lor. WiiMiliiRlun, f). <'. SPHHCIUI'TION PRICK r>i>li\ PI-oil liv onrrli.T or mull In poMiil r.r-m-n oni>. twn, thrpp. tu-r month, OTu'; (1 inonlliH. M.dO. I yiir, }7 00. By mall In poHtal jioiiPd four to night, t'pr month. Hfic. THIS PAT'lift MAOK IN THK I'. K. A. COMMUNITY OBLIGATION I I' TIIKIIK nrc people not in n^reeiiient with President Hoosevell in some of his ntlniiiiislnilive policies they nnd the nnlion fli'nernlly will endorse his kindly mid 1m- innne senlinienls Imvintf to do with the welfare of the masses of the people and his views upon Hie ohlitfnlion that rests upon all of us to co-operate in plans for the amelioration of distress and suffering. The President, addressing charily leaders in a Washington tfnllicnn^ and dealing with the snhjeet of the C.oiiuiuinily C.hest, made appeal to "every man, woman and child in the United States for a revival throughout the length and breadth of the land of the spirit of charily. Or rather." he added, "for that increase of the spirit of charity which has so widely supported the country's welfare services during the past seven years." (ioniinenling on governmental effort to remove insecurity through unemployment compensation, old a^e pensions and federal and slate welfare work, he, nevertheless, stressed the need for other agencies to encourage private employment, provide medical care, to look after special prohlem cases und to build recreational opportunities, all of which tasks he said arc 1 more fitted for ! private than for government administration. ; The r.ommnnily C.hest has hecomc an in- slilnlion throughout the hind, an agency which has given invaluable service to communities, and which at the same lime has stimulated Hie spirit of generous giving by those who can afford to give in behalf of j those who are unfortunate enough to he | compelled In receive. And it is significant j of the limes that community diesis throughout the nation received more generous con- : trihiilions during the past twelve months i than for a number of years preceding. In that connection we wonder why Hie i Community Chest idea should not lie revived in Makersfield. For several years il was a j profitable substitute for (he multitude of drives which are both annoying and expensive, and there appears to he no sound reason why the plan might not be resumed, not only to Hie advantage of the people who need to be assisted, but to the institutions j directly interested and to those from whom funds must be solicited. President Itoose- ; veil stresses the advantage of the Community Chest in his nation-wide appeal, and I Hakersfield has exactly the same problem as j have the many other cities which are using | that agency with such beneficial results, KOKS OK OPPORTUNITY T ill 1 ', existence of opportunity in whatever line was never more emphasi/.ed than il ih today. There are more schools supported by the American people, more higher institutions of learning, and more leisure for hoys and girls in school attendance. And beyond lluil, opportunities in the world of industry were never more numerous than now, the road to successful lives never plainer than it is today. No other nation in the world offers so much to its children preparing for the work of life and in no other nation are the doors open so wide In all who arc ambitious and \\lio rccogni/.e thai effort is the way to achievement. And yet Chief Justice Waste of the Slate Supreme Court, in his address upon the Constitution, pointed out that "Hadicals, anarchists, communists and their like let no opportunity pass to excite and agitate a feeling of class > hatred; they sow discontent and distress in the minds of the people. We know it and what are we going to do about it'/" The answer is rather difficult insofar as radicals, anarchists and communists are concerned. They have no appreciation of the advantages of life in America and they would be equally as disturbing factors in any other nation that was unfortunate enough to acquire them as residents. Hut there is one thing we can all do and that is to eon- tribute to the national understanding of the manifold advantages of life in a land of opportunity, in u land where the wny is opch for every boy and girl lo carve successful lives for themselves, boys nnd girls who shnll be rightly grounded in the fundamentals of Ihc American government, find senl from our schools and colleges with % full appreciation of Ihc worth of American institutions. And our young people here in the United Stales will do well lo compare life as they j know it with its security and tolerance, with > life, as il is depicted by a notable I'Venchnian returning to his home 1 after a long visit in America, lie said: "All France snarls today; all Kuropc snarls. 1C very class is chiefly occupied in hating every other class and every nation is haling every other nation." 1 The preachment by the radicals enumerated by .Judge Waste would stir into life that very condition here in America, and as against if each one of us has opportunity lo render service through contrary preachment dealing with our own environment and con- IrastingHl with the environment of those people among whom radicals like our own have long preached their doctrines. ANOTHER THERMOPYLAE T HKHK is (Iraiiin in Hie news. Whatever partisan view one nuiy lake t)f Hie slrife in Spain, and however remote one may be from Hie scene, Hie storming nnd defense of Hie Alnt/.nr is nn incident Hint stirs olio's emotions. For Hie moment Hie conflicting motives of Hie combatants tire lost nnd we see Hie heroic defense of Hit' ancient ensile by a linndfnl of Imivc men against tremendous otlds. The lowers crumhle under n terrific hlasl; the attackers follow and storm Hie ruins, but Hie besieged group holds fast with the determination to die rather than surrender. This episode of the Spanish civil war pusses from the sphere of fnclioiud fighting into n (Irnmnfic example of human courage. "They shall not pass" became a watchword at Verdun, hut the heroism il voices was not coined there. It belongs to the race when stirred with loyally to a cause. Us exemplars fought al Thermopylae and in many a desperate encounter since. Us inspiration lies in Hie determination of men to die thai the cause may live. The Alcazar defense is one heroic incident in a fratricidal war. II may he that the outstanding glory of this iincienl fortress will be the sacrifice of its last defenders. The human spirit Iri- CHAPTMJtT' Tho throe girls «at In tho offlco of Central Airport, hands folded primly In their laps, watting to bu Interviewed. Kiie.li held a newspaper with a photograph of the protly stewardess who had lost hor life In An automobile accident tho day before. Tho news meant, In this highly competitive, present-day world, thai a Job was open nnd, otil of the mass of I young women who make Ihelr own way In Iho world, theso three had appeared almost Instilntly. Kach of thorn wanted that Job. Tod Clraham, veteran pilot of Trans-Pacific Airways, eyed tho three curiously. Ho had gazed at danger HO long that, for him, It no longer existed. Hul It was otherwise with thoso girls. Whal did Ih'oy know, what, could thoy know of tho hazards and hardships of tho llfo thoy seemed so ongor lo embrace? Tho veteran pilot speculated about this. He had learned to road faces— and to learn from them. Clraham was waiting now lo see tho chief of the personnel division of Overland Air- wiiyn. As an old friend and chief pilot of Trans.Pacific Airways, Tod Clraham might have walked boldly Into tho Inner offlco and said "Hollo, Charllo. How's tricks?" Instead ho waited his turn. Pa- tloiico had boon tho first lesson ho hail mastered In learning to fly, and ho guarded this secrol. Jealously. Tho throo girls hail reached the office first. Ted Clraham. therefore- crossed one lug over the loaned back In his chair, and In repose, his tunned, leathery faco showed quiet resolution. It, was a face, too, Hint showed Ihn marks of peril rind danger. Home might havo ciilleil II. bard, but friends know thero was a smile that, when It broke through, showing a flash of white teeth, was unfailingly captivating. The pnlo blue eyes that had seen HO much danger, had gassed over such distances, betrayed a gentle nature. A brisk young man came out of tho personnel chief's office and signaled to one of tho girls, Looking at the card In hlM hand, ho said, "Right this way, Mlns l)unn." The girl addressed stood up and walked toward tho door. Jflrst of all, Ted Graham noticed her splendid carriage. Hho walked almost like u fashion model and her greenish eyes flashed with animation and spirit. Graham, In Imagination, could HOO hor driving it car, swimming, cantering down a bridle path or dancing with obvious enjoyment. Then ho noted that slm had reddish hair, waving back softly from her face. Hor chin was well-formed, decidedly pretty. * • • Suddenly tho secretary spied Ora- ham and exclaimed effusively, "Why, Mr. Graham!" He turned again to tho girl. "I'm sorry," he began, "I didn't know Toil Oraham was hero. You'll havo to wait—" Ted stood up, protesting, and Kay Dunn turned to look at him more closely. Hhe, as well as tho Other girls, knew, of course, who Tod Graham was. Thoy had read of his exploits In the air. Kay's oyos met Orahnm's. She did not want to wait, but Mho had, a disciplined mind and a sense of liurnor, too. She bowed prettily to Mr. Tod Orahnm, who, by all tho prctjepts who know, deserved precedence). Ho had conquered tho air. Tod Bpuko to her directly, und she noticed his palo blue eyos. "No, no," (Hy 1'AUL MALLON—Copyright 1936) mo.nl of O'Brlon as a candidate for U. H. senator. Coughlln Investigated O'Brien and wound up by making exportation tlmLt roaxiitiably c'XpoTM nmphs in their haltered graves, are their monument. Us ruins RANDOM NOTHS While nearly six weeks will intervene before the Presidential election, only a few days remain for cili/eiis to qualify lo participate in that contest, such qualification consisting of registration with the County Clerk. The presidential primary in May and Hie one succeeding in August resulted in the enrollment of the major number of people in California, but unquestionably there are many who have" not yet registered, and the lime in which they may do so is now limited, the last day for registration being Seplem- ber'JI. Whatever the view of the voter relative lo the political parlies ami to the candidates presented for election, he should insist upon participating in the selection of the Million's Chief Kxccnlivc for Ihc ensuing four years. We are too prone to find fault with government, even though it often happens that many who complain do not e.\er- i else Ihc right that is theirs lo declare their A.HHINUTON, Sept. 10.—Tho Important thing about this cum- so fur from a business utand- j point IIIIH boon obscured by tho more spectacular coiitrnst between the | persomilltles of President lluosevull and Oovi'riu-r l.amlon. The Mn hie result forecast It. There. Iho Itcpuhllciins regained two congressional sontn. which havo ill wuvs been Itcpulilli-nii, except for tho new deal liiiulHlldo period. It IH now poHMlblo tn Hot down tho the Republicans can I to restore more of Ihelr old historic congressional rep- roMeniatlnn In Homo It) or more other HtiitoH. A careful eimvuHs In dleiites 11 lt''piil>llouu gain of 40 to 7H House souls, no mutter who wins tho presidential eloollon. Theso aro mostly districts with a long Republican history, captured by majorities of L'Ooo votes or IOHS III tho last, two elections. II IH iilmosl a mailer of routine rpadjustmcnt for them to return to Ihelr old nlleglaiico In an active national campaign. A Roosevelt Hwoep might hold them down to a III tie below tho minimum of 41); a NiihHlaiitlnl l.iiiiiliin victory might boost the maximum nllghllv above 7.V Hut II will be virtually ImpoNHlhlo for l/andon to cnpluro tho ll-l Hoiitn necessary to establish a Republican majority In the llllllHC. The portent, therefore, Is plain. tho lloslonlan his own personal can didate for vice-president. Incidentally, C'oughlln bus not yet iinsworcd Whitney's letter and has not approached Whitney with respect to the I'nloii party, although he hiiH boon In Cleveland sovtiral Union lulcly. • * * MOTIOH—Thoso who remarked about A ' the stupidity of sending Oov- ernor I.anilun to Maine havo not said anything lllie that, since the results worn announced. Winners In poll- ties are always clover, losers always dumb. of II KHIHTANCK Regardless 1 * whether you accept the maximum or minimum exportation, the effect on liUHlncHH legislation will bo about tho Hume. The dav of the three to one majority by which Mr, Roosevelt controlled the HOIIHO IH over. In Its place will be a curtailed Democratic majority, made up of a mihstantlal portion of Moulhern Democrats, who do not Hhiire Mr. Roimovelt'.M Ideas regarding NRA substitutes, federal wairo and hour legislation, power viirilHt!rl(K. Mpendlng, ele. | Those Houlbern Democrats are nearly nil coming bark. They havo been rcnouilualcd and await only tbo r routine ratification o|' election. The I Democrats who \vlll nut romo back j are tluiHo chiefly from oimteni eon- i IrfH who have hccu moHt enl.huslaNllo ! for Mr. I tnimevelt'H leglnlal Ion. , i Add lo thin the I'urlher lari thnt I 1 icinocrallr eongresHinou will not bo IIM dependent on Mr. KooHovelt'H ! favor next session, because I hey will | not need lo run with him again, anil i you have u immeuhnl new and dlf- jforont rongivHHloual picture already discernible. Desplto all tho conflicting comment, tho Maine result was just about what was expected. Tho accepted advance flguro was a 40,000 majority for the Republicans and tho gubernatorial result hit tho estimate exactly. Politicians can clock elections bettor than polls. Some movio fariH In eastern oltloH suspect both political parties are planting elauuoH In the theaters to HOIJ that neither side gets tho better of tho applause from news reel skotchcs of tho candidates In action. A singular and healthy thing about current political comment IH thnt miiHt of the national commentalorH llvn In Washington, D. ('.. and do not havo a vote. The next Utorary Digest poll will show Roosevelt gains, but Landon still lending. \ I .TURN ATI VK Krom '*• don Hiandpolnt. the .. r ,i ,i ! "loans, "f course, that prelercncc tor those who shall have control have a thoroughly ho«tn, over public affairs. j "" hl " " < TKN YKAHH A<iO iThn rnllfomlMi. Ililn (Into. 1030} Headlines: Miami destroyed by hurricane: 1000 IOHO lives and 60,000 Injured; Property damage In Florida estimated now at $"00,000.000; 200 children wander over Miami streets seeking Ion! parents; CiO.OOO persons made homeless: l.'nlon labor membor- \ ship IH Increasing; Iowa In throes of '• rain ravages. " l " I-""- ! 11. H. Uyas. head of a V.os Angeles outlook | store, Is n visitor here, he would i Iturglurs relieved owners of $700 In Congress | properly over the week end. Senate majority, which staUe In thin election. N'oto Stated III which IH heavy publican gabiM are expected Includ Pennsylvania. California. Vorlt. Connecticut, diana. Ohio, New Illinois and In- And there is something more involved in this coming election than the choice of a President. We have in Ihis district to elect a member of the House of Hepresenlatives nnil il is well within the fact It) say that ('.nngrcssmaii II. K. Slnbhs has won the right In another term in the office he has so creditably filled. C.ili/.ens who are of that mind should ascertain whether or not they are registered so they may join in rewarding a faithful and conscientious public official. And, in addition, while many of the local contests were decided in Ihe recent primary, Hakcrsficld citi/.ens have n rather important selection yet to make and that is for the office of Supervisor in the Fifth district, Ihc , , . . . . i i . i thlil "fleet, expecting of courne, to duly resting upon them lo make such dunce i i><> advised. UN mvsidontH alwavs an- as will assure the county the very best possible service in the conduct of the public's business for the next four years, based upon i their judgment of the enntendiiiK aspirants. Since the right of franchise is with every , man and woman eili/.cn of this laud, it is ti i duly lo exercise that right anil il can be exercised only if there is a complete registration of id) those eulilled lo vole. And Hie rerun I of voters will be completed on September '<£ I. Peto Hchaffnll, former football He would have to govern by com promise- with a Democratic IliniNo as well us a still top-heavy Democratic plnyor hero. Is now reported to be , laying prol'oHSloual football with "Mrlck" Midler's professionals. »l i ICdwIn McCarthy, president of tho student body at the University of Callfoi ulit. IN u llakcrsflold boy. I /M.A.MS I MSTl.\CTKi\- Some who ^Mmvo In en looking over Mr. ; Roosevelt's shoulder have been sur ; prised lately at Indications that the ; dUllngulnhed alumnus of Harvard i mav not be UN Influential there IIM ; generally suiiposed. The President received MM Invlta- [ lion lo the three hundredth birthday celebration at tho center of learning j and poor football teams u few weeks back, but tho Invitation said only ; thi-oo minutes bad been allotted to him for a speech. Mr. Roosevelt makes a I'alrlv Mood speech some- 1 tlmoH In one sentence, but. even If I thin hud not been a onmtwiljoi year. 1 ho could not luivo told all be wanted to say about Harvard In throe minutes, lie wrote back to TVVKNTY YKAItS AfiO |TH« rnllfnnilnn. this ilatt. IPIrti Headltnos: ProHoeiitlou In Hillings cane rests: 'I'rlal neiirs end: Moimsth he Bald., "You go In first, Mlsa— Miss—" "Dunn," Kay supplied with a nod and gesture hp thought charming. The girl's eyes flashed. "But I In- Bint," she said, "that you go In first." It had become almost like a game. Ted bowed and swung hlo hand toward tho door. "I Innlst," he said, "Uiat you go In right now." Kay stood her ground and said almost casually; "Pleaso go In, '.Mr, Graham. I'm only here looking for a Job," , • ' ,••.., "And I'm looking for a man to fill a Job," ho aald, smiling. "A flyer. Do you think you could hold down a pilot's Job on the Transpacific Airways?" "Not yet," she answered pertly. "But I'll learn fast—" "But really—"Suddenly Graham's eyes shone. "I'll toll "ou what—as a compromise, we'll go Into see Charllo together!" • • • When thoy hod entered tho offlco and were looking across an expanse of rug at tho chief of personnel, busily engaged with figures on a pad, Orahum said to thu girl suddenly, "Why you're trembling! Poor old Charlie Isn't going to blto you!" Charles Henton looked up. a picture of outraged dignity. .Then he laughud and almost bounded across the' table, "Ted!" "Charllo!" Kay .Dunn stood meekly aside, watching the two men pound each other's backs, muttering tho schoolboy palaver men reserve for their closest friends. Then Benton, see- lug her, coughed discreetly and wont back to his desk. "This Is Miss Kay Dunn," Ted sujd. ".She's here for a Job—wants to bo a stewardess." He drew hlrn- self up haughtily, and winked. "Give her the Job, Charlie!" Ho laughed, and went on, In a matter-of-fact tono. "I'm- In no hurry at,all. As a matter of fact, I'm on my way to California by tho next piano—a deadhead. Just thought I'd drop In and see If I couldn't steal ono of your best pilots for my run. But that can wait, I'm going out to lunch with you." "Good!" Bonton said, beaming. "If Miss Dunn doesn't mind, I'll sit over horc whllo you take her temperature or whatever tho procedure Is In Interviewing would-bo stewardesses. i suspect you pick thorn because they're pretty—" "Not at all!" Henton said gruffly, drawing himself up sedately. "They must exhibit foremost—or, flying qualities." • * # Tod laughed. "Ami what might those be? Gracious, man. that could moan anything! Green eyes, a prolly chin, rod hair—" "Sit down, Mtus Dunn," the personnel chief salil sternly. "Your full name?" "Kay Dunn." "Oh, yes. You've already filled out tbo card." He picked up three cards and glanced hurriedly over Iho details listed. "Ago 22. 13orn. Joplln, Mo. High school. Gradual!) nurse—" Ho glanced up again at Kay. "What makes you think you'd like to bo a stewardess?" Kay wild promptly, "There are plenty of girls who will bo glad to take my place at Iho hospital. But for mo --1 want to soo far-ol'f places, something adventurous, liivery time I look up and sco a piano lu tho air, I want to bo on board. To mo, flying spoils adventure!" "Huvo you over flown?" "No. l.Sut In my dreams—" Sho slopped short. "I had a brother, an aviator, who was killed In tho war. I was only a Hltlo girl thon but I remornber seeing Him up thoro In tho air—" Charles Itonlon picked up a rubber stamp and brought It down on Kuy .Dunn's card. You're hired!'.' ho said—"that In, If Iho doctor lots* you by. Report to tho doctor's ot'- llco, and It ho says you're seaworthy—" Tod Graham's eyes twinkled. "Seaworthy!. Of course sho's seaworthy. Miss Dunn will puss lu- Bpecllon any day." Charles coughed discreetly agHln, ! and pressed a small whllu button. "On this lino," lie wakl to Kay, "you go In training for threo weeks — a. sort of probation period. Courtesy und tact In dealing with people are among tho most Important features of tho Job. I'll HCO you again after wo have the report from tho doctor." * * * Kay Ijiinn went down Iho hall toward the physician's office, hor head hold high. Itcnton's secretary entered and the personnel chief looked up. "What about tho other l\Vo girls?" ho asked. "Think they'll do'.'" "One of them might—Iho nulol one. The other carries loo much baggage for tho air." Tho secretary RIIVO an elaborate pantomime of u girl a little bit on tho weighty side. Ted Graham spoke up quickly. "Oh. neo thoin, Churltu! Glvo them a brouU." lU-ntoii said, "Okay." Mo turned again to his friend. "Ted, Ibis Is =*(By 0. 0. MclNTYRE) VJEW YORK 1 , Sept. 10.—I have tt •^learned and • philosophic friend with an idea for a Twilight Club. A restful sanctuary down . a-quiet street where members may drop In, loll- In deep cushioned chairs and meditate. Ho belloves a. remedy for the world's tautnens is a half-hour or BO of peaceful ponder-dally. At first blush It sounds a deal like Pollyanna prattle, Yet my friend 18 a successful man—a gentleman who has made a fortune In h. business venture at which many failed. He belongs lo no church nor Is he a member of. any cult. Indeed, he's rather a worldly fellow, , Yet since early manhood the habit of contemplallon when dusk is sitting its \rnze has been part of his routine. He thinks every man should take time out to go over his day, weed out mistakes and plan tho morrow. Ho believes, twilight offers an Inspirational tug for such devoirs, I thought of him especially this sundown upon dropping into one of the plushy snack bars where a merry crowd was shucktrig restraint and priming with potencies for the night to come. And for the Inevitable headache at daybreak. Twilight means Httlo to a bustling city save splashing about In tubs, guzzling cocktails, telephoning madly and lining up for the evening. But In the sleepy small town twilight Is an Interlude of exquisite ecstasy. TJiere Is front pornh relaxation, tho sprinkling of lawns, the chlmo of church bells, doves at tho fountain, the lowing cows lumbering from pasture^ tho obligate of crickets, tho spark of fireflies through the night- dark foliage, and always that lush and clow Inspired waft of honeysuckle. It's a calm the city dweller cannot achieve. A chance to snugglo closer and with understanding to the heart of things, It Is ever amusing when city folk sigh over the monotony of village life. They do not know that sleepy plentltude that comes to the village when the sun dips and day trembles with delicious languor Inio tho ows. fathoms of cool long shad. Then'.thero Is tho small town dawn —(Voice: Tho fool's getting homesick and blubbery)—and Its successive and colorful sweeps Inlo wine red blaze. The dew-spangled grass and that earthy aroma that comes only "With" this matutinal cadcnoe of. change. The first clarion cock-a- doodle-do of the far-away rooster and the swing around the barnyard clr- .f cult until It Is throatily echoed by your own 0omlnlck. Nothing I vo known—not even Rhelms cathedral moonbeamed Into whorls of floating gray and black silhouette—has the inspirational chirk of a rooster's sun-up bravado. A symbol of vigor, courage and dare to another day! I've frequently noticed In ocean voyaging that passengers who linger In deck chairs to watch the mont fascinating of maritime phenomena, tho sunsets, are the folk from Bcearce's Switch, or Corum's Crossing, The citified are In their cabins flossing up for a later drenching In the cocktail salons. The same is, true of moonlight deck walkers.- 'Tap the- sundown gazer on the city's park bench and you find a .dreamer from tho whistle atop. Lew Field's story. expresses the motropoltte's view of Nature. A City Slicker In gaudy surtout at the brink of Grand Canyon gazing into the yawning splendor. A countryman at his side murmured reverently: "Some scenery." The city ; slicker thumbing his suspenders and glancing down at his» checkered array chirped: "You like It? Moe Levy turned It out." I know companionships of the city —the night clubs, theater foyers, snack bars and tho fraudful fellowships across the tables at LIndy's and Reuben's. None has thu frank friendliness that congeals In the village loafing spots—the drug'store, soda fountain or courthouse steps. And It's .not Just a dribble of yokel palaver. I've heard more'Intelligent discussions there than I ever hejfl-cl from tho .Broadway homllists. That was 20 years ago. But now, with tho civilizing influence of the radio, screen and airplane, there s no such thing as villagers shriving their souls A In monastic Isolation. They are as city wise as a Woollcott or Coward. And there Isn't one who would swap his twilight In shirt, sleeves on tho back porch for a first row at the Music Box with lyrics by Cole Porter and music by George Gershwin. And 1C anyone suspects this chronicler» has - gone Suddenly twlllghty—well, that's what happened. And I feel grand! KDITOIl'S NOTB-Tlia CallfomUn will print tettera trmn readers. Such letters MUST be con- flncil to 150 word« written lealbly nnd on one Mtld of uie tiaper. Tho (pica limit l» Impcralitfo. No anonymous communications will lie printed. This Is emphatic. The CallCornlan resents the riant to delete or rejeot any or nil manuscripts mill i» not responsible for ncnllraents contained therein. I-otlora of more than 150 wonU will bo rejected. Brevity In a clMlrablo feature. They uiust be bpna flilcly signed by Iho writer with complete tddress given, although the name may not be publubcd. MOTORING FUKKUOM Editor Tho Californlan: We havo all heard of many proposals for making traffic safer. If they all went Into effect tho niolor- Ist would be wound up In a maze of laws and regulations. At tho present time we enjoy a lot of freedom. Perhaps at times il may seem differently, but actually wo are pretty much on our own. It Is a ritco way to bo and If wo, as motorlsls. are smart we will make an efforl lo Improve condlllons so lhat no moro regulations will be placed upon us. ' Accidents are a very small percentage of tho possibilities, shall we say. This being the case only a little more' mention on our part would clear Ihom up. This Is worth thinking about. Much boiler lo clean up tho trouble •urselves, rather lhan have some- iiody, Iho government, police, elc., do it for us. Ho If wo wish our present freedom to continue, wo had best :lrlvo In such a manner as to avoid iccldents. Tho 49 drivers that atlonded the mooting hr New York are proof that It can bo done. So let's do It. F. B. WIT,L,IAMS. 2128 Nineteenth Street, Bakorsfleld. September 16, 1930. TI1K CONSTITUTION Editor The Callfornlan: Constitution week Is a convenient occasion for considering early history of tho United States which too often Is forgotten. Had there not been a depression also at lhal lime, forcibly revealing Ihe Inadequacies of tho Articles of Confederation, there might not have been a constitutional convention. A description of condlllons In 1787 and 178S would closely parallel those of a few years ago, from which wo aro just emerging, with the same stagnallon of trade, depression of wages and wide unemployment. A loose federation with almost no real power could not deal with a situation of that duy who were summoned Into convention real- being evacuated by Bulgarian troops; ! mitrsgoous. .You flirted with. Miss that he could havo UH mui'h time as lu> wnnted. Instead, ho roeelvi'il a lotlpr. explaining tho sriunlulo was tight ami. whllo ovcryono was so, no sorry, ho could huvo imlv Ihroo minutes, Of oourno, Mr. Roosevelt did not lot tbo ninttor Mop there, but tho unusual Hltimtion WHS an olnqumit addition to llnrviinl tradition. • • • AMttNl')MWNT-~U was stated In '» this spot some da.vn Imok Hint . Whitney of th» railroad tralumiMi Introduoorl leather C'ouKhlln to bis vice iH'Cslilonttn) cnmlldale. 'rhomim O'llrlon, only InM March. H did not hhrnvn exui-tiy tunt wny, Mr. Whtuioy wiiito leather Cough- ilnMuroli 8-1. rwiuKMiinjr, hl« hulorso- Had weather halts AiiKlo-Kroiioli of- fr-nslvo on Sommo front: (.lernmiis repulsed hi i 'hiimpiigne; Divorcee to lie chief witness In J 1,000,001) bliiek- mall plot. Mr anil Mrs. 'I'. 10. Kllpstoln havo returned from Venice. I'Mre did $10,000 In damage at Icaiidshtiru oh Sunday. Hesldents there believe tho blazes may have been of ioci-ndhrVv origin. Officers Burton and Taylor ar- rosti'il two automobile thluvos hero j todov. I Hr ,1. r. Oelger. from the state I university. l» here to Inve.stlgato | typhus OIIKON In Iho county. THIRTY Y15ARS AGO (Tlio IMHfullllltli. I Ills lUte. I90A) 1 leadlines: Kern County Driving Club wilt Incorporate; Hearst and Murphy aft allies win dav In N. Y,; Hceretary Taft buglns work in Cuba; Grant typhoon was local to Hong Rung: Herreni of HakorsfleM wins over KM Goodman at Boston aftpr IB round*; Muriloroit man Is found In T4tur«l canyon. H. Bower wan down from his mountain home for it few dtiys' ^t«y In 1C urn, ' "l')i>a.th Vnlloy Sootty" went through Iho city on a trlu. the lime I was trying to her. A man of your Dunn all Interview uge!" "J.lfo begins at 40." Toil said, "and I was only 40 hist week." "A man with a growing boy to i look lifter!" Henton wont on. "They ought to ground you, as they did me last year. How old now Is that klil you adopted— Dickie?" "Uolug 'lo bo 7 next week. I'm hurrying back lu the coast to help him colobralo his birthday. I'vo put him In military school, lie was •u llttlo lonoly ut first-—" ••yoven. Poor kid." Benton looked at tho tablii. "Too bail his father h:ul to be killed when the kid was | *to little he scarcely remombers." "Dickie's father was my best friend." Ted wild slowly. "I prom- isod to taku cure of Dickie—and .of course 1 feel now us though lit really wore on my own son." "1 wish I had him." When Ben ton looked up again Utd eyes were twinkling. "I think you ought to net •tua.rrtod, Ted," ho said "anil glvo Dickie a r\>al home. Then he wouldn't be HO lonely." "Noi on your life! That kid's all right. He's ue hard as nails, like me. Doetm't need the feminine influence." Old not liiuyh. He,know ized this, and we havo tho result of their realization today. I wonder what a similar body called upon for a similar purpose today would do? Tho Constitution, which seemed destined earlier In the year to bo an Issue between tho two parties, has not so far played a prominent part In the campaign. Yet there Is valuo In considering at any time what tho course of our history might havo been had not the signers of tho Constitution written a strong Instrument, one to-deal with tho difficulties of their times. In tho strength of tho Constitution has lain our past glorious history. If newer difficulties require greater strength, reason would indi"ate that the government established by tho Constitution should have greater powers. We aro fortunately leaving tho recent depression as a bitter memory behind us; b»f there lias been nothing done which will insure against Us return. Time may demonstrate the need of stronger measures. IT. O. STRONG-WELL. Baltersfleld.- September 17. 193C. HIGHWAY CONTROL, Editor The Callfornlan: Regularly tho week end brings tho death toll of accident victims up a notch higher. I wonder what became of the highway patrol that tvaa so well begun with tickets issued at both ends of tho nidge route? Tho plan was so good that it received national publicity. But apparently after just a week, the whole project ivas dropped. Traffic on tho Golden State highway Is heavy, but tho delay Is not great when a machine Is halted and a ticket Issued that makes the motorist pause to think that such drastic measures are being taken to prevent dealh froih taking tho wheel away from him In tho course of his ride. , Kveryone has the temptation to speed on tho highway, but If you know your speed Is going to bo checked up at tho other end, you will not push the gas so hard. MOTORIST. =(By FREDERIC J. HASKIN)= Q. Who was the first Negro physician In this country?—S. H. P. A. The first, so far as can be trueed, was .lamos Dorham of Philadelphia, who settled In Now Orleans before tho period of Washington's administration. Of Dr. Derham. Dr. Benjamin Hush said: "1 conversed with him on medicine and found htm very learned. I thought 1 could glvo him Information concerning tho treatment of diseases, but I learned more from him than he could expect from mo." Q. How long^does it take for food to go from the mouth to tho stomach?—M. R, A. Tho complete course from mouth to stomach usually requires six seconds, ______ Q. How much grass seed does It take to plant 1000 square feet of lawn?—H. R. A. Four pounds of a Rood grass seed mixture la sufficient for plant- Ing a lawn of that size. Q. How many kinds of cheese are there?—J. L. A. Moro than ICO kinds ot cheese are made In Europe and America. Tho Hunsot Telephone and Tele-j UiHl Tod Umham had never thought itraph Compnny Is now maklii" Jm- of nuirryhiK utjiiln. slue*, bin vvifii provflmtmts In city service toiii'llner had mod moiv than 16 years be-$40,000. .foro. Tod NvorBhlppod thu memory "Sftpho" CUvflln nnil .Charlie ttaivtof that wife.- m playing baseball for TrMckOfl.' • I (Continued Monday* A THOUGHT FOR TODAY 0 give thank» unto the Lord; for he ii good: for hi* mercy cndurcth for cver,~Pmlms JS6:I, • « • We may Imltiuo tho Doliy In ail Ills morn! attribute*, but mwroy Is UK< only ono In whioli we c*u pro- tend to equal Him. We cannot. Indeed, give llko Ood. but sunoly wo i may forgive like Him.—Sterne. Q. Please quote tho statement ot Daniel Webster's In which he says there should bo no state interference with the. Constitution.—B. M. A. In a "speech delivered In the Untied Slates Senate on January 26. 1830, Webster said: 'If anything be found In tho national Constitution, either by original provision or sub- ' sequent Interpretation, which ought not to be In It, the people know how to get rid of It. If any construction be established unacceptable to them, so as to become practically a» part of tho Constitution, thoy wilt- amend it at Uielr own sovereign pleasure. Hut whllo tho people choose to maintain It as It Is. whllo thoy are satisfied with it and refuse to change it. who has given or who cnn give to the state legislatures a right to alter It, either by Interference, construction, or otherwise? money has been for -new b uses ?— Q. How much spent this year L. K. A. So far this year. It la estimated that the bus industry has bought nearly 146,000,000 worth of ne\y* vehicles. * Q. In one of President Roosevelt's speeches he refers to having seen war on land nnd sea. Was he in tho w«r? — Q. L. i A. Whllo the President was assist* ant secretary of the nnvy he visited tho war zone In July, 1918. Q. What la a pleached walk?— D. 15. A. .It U a walk over which Intertwined brunches form an arbor. 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