The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 21, 1936 · Page 18
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Bakersfield, California
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Monday, September 21, 1936
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1936 Cbttonai Jlakerstfteib Caitformatt ALFRED HARRBLL EDiron Issued Every Kvetdng lOvopt Siimliiy In IJ<ikernfl«l<l, Kern County, California Entercil In I"'"! office nl MnkerMfleOd. i.'iillfnrnlii, nn Mnrond clans mull mnl tor under HIP Act nf ConBrcM Mnrch rt, 1ST!) MrCMBKR 01'' THIS ASSOCIATED PURRS Tho A**n<'lnt^rl J'n-KR IH ^xchiKlvpIv entitled to the own j for piihlU'iit Ion nf nil IIPWFI rll^i"*'' 1 !" 1 '' firodlt^d to It or : >io( otlifirwlno rrcjllti'd In I hi* pnp'T. mid iilun IM'i Infill liows indilMli'd tliprr-lll. The Hnkorfflelil i 'iillfornltin In »l""> n rlli'iil of III" United j I'ros.x niul Ihf I'nlK'd NI>WI, find ri-ri'ive.s llm uomplola • Icill-Cd Wire H'TVll'f nf liolll. UKl'IUOHKNTATIVK.S llrviinl. l irtffllli A.< Hi MUM. n. lu criminals. There nre degrees in criminality and it may he that the proper adjudication of punishment has not been reached, hut for the types that reach the penitentiaries it is sound judgment lo say that the. best place for them is prison. . . New York. clilrnKn. lietroli, Atliintii, ItoMnti S»n Ilnlllflny Mi>K<>i>"''>i <"". In r 'MrM, I/OH AiiKi'lcH. Si'niile. I'oitliind VVASIIlN'iTiiN lie. JH'KKAI Kreilorle .1. Hiiwkhi. I ilrc.'t,,r. WaMiliiKtnn. 1 1. C. SI'HHCItll'TION I'KICK lir>llvi-rei| liv rurrlcr »r tnnll In pufiliil scmii'ii "in 1 . \\\<>, three, PIT iniiiitli. uric; fi iniinlhN. M !.«; I yiu. |7 no itv mail in postal znnen four lo eluM, per ntotiih. HTH- THIS I'APKU MAllK IN Till-! V. H. A TALKING TOO MUCH TF (JOVKRNOn LANDON has us much -*• wisdom as his friends iircon! him, lit- will not he slow in mlvishitf his luilllin^ clmir- rnan, Mr, Ilainillon, Hint he lalks (|iii!c loo much. Sonic of the limits the Inllcr IIIIN hcen MiyiiiR recently nre nilrultilcd lo rirnusc u discussion which caimol ('nil to he of niii- Icrinl iidvnnln^c lo Mr. lUioscvcll. whose continued good luck in politics is n^niii eniplin- sixed hy the rnlher loose thinking of the He- puhlicnn Chairman. Seemingly desiring to support Candidate Knox, in sonic of his illy considered expressions. Mr. I Inmillon tells the puhlic thai luniks were comparatively safe under the lost administration, qnile as safe in I! I.' (2 as they nre at the present time. Of course he, himself, cannot believe thai, and certainly Mr. London does not helieve it. An outstanding achievement of the present administration is the insurance of hank deposits. Even the hanks, themselves, whose heads usually were against that legislation when it •was proposed, are now all for it. Certainly it finds wide popularity with hank depositors and it has hecn undoubtedly the chief factor in restoring confidence in our llnancial institutions. Of course Mr. Hamilton docs not intend to advance the candidacy of Mr. llonse- M'lt, but thai is exactly what he is doing when he invites comparison between the banking situation now and that which existed during the last administration. Mr. Hooscvelt might well go before the people upon that issue alone for he rendered a very signal service in pursuing a policy which restored the conlldcnce of the country and at the Hiiine time placed the banks upon a iinn fooling. But it seems he does no) even have lo make such appeal; Mr. Hamilton has done it for him. CU1MK AND I'UN.SIIMKNT Y\7 '"'' AHK pulling too many men in VV prison." says Sanford Males to the American Prison Association Congress. His remark is based, not on the fact Ihat the penitentiaries are overcrowded, but thai incarceration is not a preventive or cure for crime. The alternative he offers as punishment for crime is probation sentencing of prisoners lo slated periods of supervised freedom rather Hum confinement, which he says has proved .successful. Mr. Hates is bead of the I'Yderal Bureau ol Prisons, and bis opinions, therefore, carry the weight of his official position. But there nre many students of penology who will doubt his proposed cure for lawbreaking. Crime and punishment have been problems of human society since the full of Adam anil Hie slaying of Abel by his brother. All past experience, leaches thai wherever then- is law there will be lau breakers, and the aim of every civilized community for its own protection has been lo eliminate or restrain Ihis socially destructive element by penalties tilled | () (he crimeT "Tin- puuisli- inenl may be retributive, "an eye for an eye"; deterrent, through incarceration as a protection to others; or simply punitive- in proportion to the nature of the crime. In each case il is the price society exacts for its own safely. When this prominent prison authority said there \\ere loo many men in prison he condemned not so much the system of punishment as the stale of public morality under which so many criminals flourish. Had he said we have too few prisons or too limited prison accommodation for the criminal population of the land he would have hecn regrettably nearer the mark. To advocate .supervised probation for those convicted of crime is'to remove the delerrenl purpose oi v punishment and might prove an incentive to those .criminally inclined. |( j s , no uncommon experience in crime news lo -find Ihat the culprit is a convict <m purole, and the frequency of this has made |lm| system open lo quu,sliou in the Irealmenl of EARNED PRAISE, NOT CKNSUR10 A ;CO!U)IN<) lo n dispatch from Yrelui there is wide resentment against the district attorney there, in connection with the. .surrender and incarceration of the Brile boys who admittedly took the lives of three people who bad sought lo arrest them. Petitions for the recall of the district attorney are in circulation, says the dispatch, and there is "more- feeling against the district attorney than there is against the slayers." That is interesting as we view the facts and il causes some wonderment as to the altitude of the people of Siskiyou County where the tragedy occurred. According !o the record, as il has been written, while armed ollicers and cili/.ens were riding the trails with sawed oil' shotguns, intent upon taking the fugitives dead or alive, the dis- Iricl attorney busied himself in an ell'orl to induce them lo surrender on promise of safe keeping and a fair trial. Kvcnliially his effort was crowned with success; the mother of the boys acting as intermediary, they surrendered, the prisoners were hurried lo l-'ol- som where they are in charge of the stale authorities and they will now have their day in court. What more do the cili/.ens of Siskiyou want? Another episode like that which occurred at San .lose recently? Are they not satisfied lo lei the law lake its course, with assurance of a prompt hearing before a court and jury? The district attorney, il would seem, instead of being censured has won for himself a high place as a public official and certainly has performed a service lo his people for having carried out a program which gives i assurance that two men accused of murder I will be legally tried, thus avoiding threat- | ened summary action by Judge Lynch. | RANDOM NOTKS j The Stale Chamber of Commerce is distributing to its seven thousand members ami to public officials throughout the stale, a program which if submits in the interest of more economical government for California in the succeeding years. Snmmari/.ed, Hie slate's civic hotly oll'ers a il-poini program. A linn policy position by the Ciovernor against increased expenditures. Kconomy mindcdness on the part of the Legislature. An aroused public interest forcefully directed to supporting Ibis economy policy. As a matter of fact, the success of the program depends upon the third proposal. K.x- pericnce has disclosed Ihat the Covernor of his own volition is not likely lo stand firmly against increased expenditures, and as for the second point, economy mindedncss, it tloes not run hand in hand with stale legis- lalures. Il is easy lo lake the line of least resistance. Minorities want Ibis and they want that,' and legislators find il more agreeable to surrender lo their importunities limn lo slant! againsl additional appropriations. So they vole "Aye" and il is then up lo the (iovcrnor. But there is value in Hie third point calling for an aroused public interest forcefully directed lo supporting an economy policy. As Ihis paper has pointed out many limes, the future business policy of government can readily he directed by such an aroused interest. Whenever the people determine that we shall have economy anil not waste in government, anil make thai determination tlellnitely known, they will have no more active converts Hum the "spenders" in public ollice. The latter are generally politicians anil they waul lo remain politicians. Assurance of that can come only through doing the bidding of the public they represent. The Stale Chamber of Commerce can perform a real service in arousing the dormant sentiment in favor of restricting expenditures. It has the support of a sympathetic press, and ils findings and its recommendations will not fail to have wide publicity. AM a beginning, that hotly invites the co-operation of all cili/.ens and advises how they can serve tti advance the cause. They can make Known their sentiment to the Covernor of flic stale and to the Legislature; they can give honest and tangible support to the program ami not merely Up service; they can urge economy upon public ollieials and sit the. same time join in movements againsl new expenditures, ami they can impress upon legislators their demand that lher.C shall be no increase in taxation. It is a good program; il ought to him- the help of everybody. TKN YI5AIW) AGO CriM CtlirnmUn, llil< d»t*, 1021) MnrlnoH chimo Florldit Khonln: DonipHfiy ri(V\iwen Knarnn of st^ullMK $500,000 from him; Champion nll^KPH II|H formnr muniiRo)* h»i« a pvnltonttury record; Kon«k piano '!rnnhf!n n nd two killMl; Ormlnloti In IIHnolH «n,v« ho wver nmdn coiif>g- »lon«; Death IIM, cllnilm to -100 in Klorlilfi with ftOOO Injtirnd. HrltiKliiK " *(!0,000 wish bonus ntid a Hlxth rovnlty on production an oil lfii«i' on 220 ui'riiH of this C. H. Yotm« fHtnto IIIIH IIPDII ttindc to tho tlonnnil F'ntrolnutn Corporation and approved li.v .Superior Judffo ISrwln AV. Ownh. Hotel tlili'vos KQcurfld $89 Imro Sunday rnornlriK. JIIIJU-H I. WIIK.V und It. I/. Patter- Non will nti.nnd UIB Kv'publtoan convention ut Hi Uotli TWKNTY YI5AKN A(JO (Thn Culirnriilnn, thin cliiit, IDIfll Ik'iulllnt'H: Ti'iitotiH imln advantage In ({wit bnttln (lnvp|o|jliiff In utiBlcrn front IIH letdown IH Indloutitd on Sorntnii; Clin.rleH 10. Hugln>n conllniH'H f-rltlclHiri of eight-hour law; Hultcaao tininti wan nol iiHod In claim of dr.- ft'iiHc In Han l''rn nolsco trlnl; I'onlrs alicnd In Conti-Bl today by 1!D volcM. Smnllpox In a local school hat) ro- nulled In 100 puplly bring barred mil II viu:c|natloim nre completed. liny .lonf'H nnd blH band will offer another rnncort here tonight. The unto flub here In going |o proHccuto viindnlx that nhoot holoH through highway H|«IIH, VV. M. For- licr Mali] today. THIRTY YKARH A(JO (Tlii- Cilirurillin, Ilitfl iltlu. lIMili) lle'idllneH: Iwibor nonillliiteH 'I'heo- ilon- Hell for governor; lliiHbnnil In rng<« ItlllH wlfe'H encnrt ; KrnnclH .1. lletii'V and ('"ntlier Yorke choHen nr- liltralorH In Son (''ranclnco rail ntrlku; i>MH) victims of Hong Kong typhoon; Koum>vcll extends eight-hour law to nil governmeiil cniplo.veH. '"I'lie young girl that WIIH tnl(en from a I'HHhloiiuhli' reHort down tho line by city police offlcerH han been Henl buck to her home In San .IOHC." l>. llurkhallcr went to I'^reHiio thin Scrlhner'.H opera house will ho opened h»re on Hepleinber 27. Thn young man killed by the "Owl" IIIIH been Identified an a i I'Venno resident, lie IH believed to i him- fallen off the rodH of the while HliMilhiK a ride. i . _ _ ^^^^^ Chapter II men looked tip when the girl \vnn admitted. Doris t/eo oittnn In wwlnglng her nrms at her HldoH. . Her face wan flushed nnd thn Bocrotftry appeared behind her. protecting. "It. wii.8 my turn and I'm herel" Doris tj'Hi nald. "Now you run along and Hhufflo your papers, young man." Tho ?toterni!ned young woman sat down In tho chair Boil ton offered her. "That HonrcUiry of yotirH didn't want to let mo In," she announced, "and It was my turn, The Idea! Mo Hald I was excess baggage! Ho I said to him — " Tod looked ttt her and laughed. Her cheokH were Hill! flushed with wrath and Indignation, Sho was pretty, with blonde coloring and her figure wan robust, but not too heavy for the job of stewardess on u plane, She hud an air of being able to take care of herself. "Name?" "I)orl8 I.eo." While the chief of tho personnel department went over tho details on her card, Jiorln went on talking, to rnur.h of which Henton did not listen. "And HO otU3 day I just got up and walked out of the hospital," oho Hald. "I was fed up with the job." ".lust what wore your duties at the hospital, Miss" "hooking after tho nuts!" "Oh. a niiroo at a hospital for rneutiti disorders?" "UlmirderH?" .Suddenly Doris slapped a hand on her lup, and laughed. "They worn rloln!" lU-nton coughed discreetly, while the girl went on. "I never thought Doris Leo would spend two years playing tag with mich a ir-"nagorle. There was one man who threatened every day to tear my tongun out. Said I talked loo much and that 1 reminded him of his wife who drove him nuts. One day he actually got me by the throat — " "lluvo you ever flown?" Benlon pul In haHllly. "Have you had any experience In the air?" "After tho experiences I've had, flying In the air would be harmless. Thn way I feel now 1 could go hunt tigers. I'd slup them down like pussy PiitH! What 1 want IB to gut up In the air, where lt'8 safe — " * * • Ted laughed and mild, "Wo noed j her on Trunn-1'aolflu Airways when -(lly PAUL MALLON—Copyright I93fi)= VVASIIINOTON. ** dent Kooscvclt hit vi* di-vitted Hume Sept. IM.--l'refd- IH unilei'Htood to thought lately to friend. Senator I'ou/eiiH. Into a big new deal Job Casual coiittlderatlon, lit least. IH Known to bux'e lieen gl\'en by Home nl' Cdu/.en'M I rli'iulH l<t\vard boosting Hie Hti -alghl Hliool Ing Mlchlgiindcr with $.'lii,oiin, IIIMI nnd a will of his 1 own Into the treasury necretarvHhlt>. | Thin Is the Job hn would fit bi-st,| but II IH, of course, now amply oc- j ciilil-d. " ! Nil. Morgentbaii. who holds It, Is | known to be Inclined to keep on holding 11. Ib' would be moved onlv l>\ a rei|iici<t I roiu his friend and ln\lled lo take IlllVlbllUC would choose the I'arlH am-; Nhlp, but. that, loo, has ju.Mt ' d. Tho state depart ment i denies i iimorn that tin- i a|i|io|ntnient to I'arlH was i a temporary arrangement to > meet the present peculiar l''renc - h j Mllunllon. i If the wheels which are moving In IheHo directions slip the track. I'mi-i /ens might be offered the budget ill-: rectorship. Acting lludge.t Director) Hell will probably be moved Into the; I, 'i year Job of i-onlrullur gem-nil i Homier or later. | Nii'l'l''. Cou/ens In highly regarded! InHlile new deal circles for his hide- i peiidencc. He was In the wrong! pond In the Senate, bis nalurc and 1 experience being better Hutted In I e.xeciitlve acilvllicN. The new dealers i seem to think bis appointment to any Mi; post would be a political Icn-Hlrlkii for Air, Roosevelt i miral to move his ships In Kuropuun waters swiftly. He will not havo to go through all tho rlgnrnmaroo of i getting orders from Washington I every time, a coast guard cutler wants to turn around. AlHo, he will furnish central control on tho Job lo keep the ships out of such trouble, as the Destroyer Kane unfortunately encountered from the presumably mysterious air bomber. NOTIO—Tito squadron creation was an Inside victory for commissioned officers of the navy. They have been pulling for a European squadron for a long lime. II affords them new cruising waters and what they call "new social education" In European ports. (JKTTINd READY" -The offli-lal vl denial that rri'iitloti of a Murnpean naval Hquadron meiuiH iinythlng was entirely of the diplomatic variety. Ten dii>H ago, Mr. ItooHevelt Hcnffod lit the MlggeMlon uf Huch a mo\e. A week ago. Navy Soeretary SwaiiHon denied the iiiicv hud ilioiiKht of It Three days ago. It \VIIH dime. \Vhnt luipiieneil in I ln> meantime in rlmiiK" official mlndH WUH tho war threat liy Hitler agahiHt the KuHMliin.M nnd the profound excite meiil II eaiiHed In MUHCOVV. (Ifl'lelnlN here eiillNldered the rcHUltalll Nltllll (Ion far more nerlniiN than the pub- lie III large. They thought there was a dlHtlnrl pupHlhlllt v ol 1 u climb between IttiHHla ami (iernmny, not ImmiMlliilely. perhaps, but within the lienr future. ThiiH the new Kuropeim naval Hqmidron \VIIH created with a view lo the puHHllilllly Ihut II might have In reniiive American mitlviuiilH mime lime Hiioii from trouble y.ouen other tliiiu Hume In Spiiln At the nnnn< I time, iiuthoi llle.i here wisely wanted : In n void Nlni'lliH; M war Bi'ure, HO I lhe\ ailv erll.Med II IIH a routine move. * » • I,' l''l''l( 'I l-INi' V In u Hecondnry way, ' mid M good one \Vhal It will do i technlriillv In to permit the new ad npONAI, QUAI.1TV- Mr. Uoosevoft IIIIH been In good humor lately. Ills banter with newsmen nt prctm conferi'iiceH IIIIH revealed hlw personal campaign attitude belter than il has been expressed otherwise. Ex- cerptH from the last one can bo paraphniHei! in tho proper tone, something like thin: t'limpiiign plans? Well, to bo frank, he wnntH to mako a trip to tho Pacific coast. It him gone an far IIB arranging a Hcheduln to find out how many days H would tako out nnd hark, hut he doesn't know. I In will do U If he can. lie doesn't want lo Htnrt a war scare, but, thn way the European Hltuatlon Is right now, It would not do for him lo he gone from Washington longer than four dnj-H In a row. What tin- situ- jiitlon will be ten days hence, ho doemi'l know. Hea Irlp In December ; to pan American conference? No, ; hut he \\lll tell you what ho probably | will do after November II. Take a | sen trip of ten days or two weeks | fcir I'lHhlng In Nome of thoMe H|>O|H ho overlooked previously In the (lull' , of Mexico. I Will the I'rcHldent do that regard- leHH of what happens November .'I? ; No comment, except that ho Is a ,1 good gueHHor. llo IH mich a I good pollllce_! gurHser. ho may syn- i dlrate himself after election. lie I doenn't want to brng, hut ftf thinks I he IH pretty good. In the five Maine i contents, |I|H eittlmiitoH were very ! I'loHo on three, off n Illtlo on one i and away off on another, a congressional contest. That 1'emlndn him about Albany, i I9H2. Some of the political experts gut up a pool on the election and ho : thinks everybody put JC> In the hut, j and "mind they were all experts." but. IIP won tho poid. (Heavy laughter.) Any comment about Uloyds offer- Inir f> In It on bin election? (Pause j nnd then n response in an nma/ed , tone nf voice.) Moyds did that! (An iiKHiininre eame from the crowd that i II wan true.) Well. (Another putimv) Probably any answer to that would be coitNirnod IIH a bid for Hrltlnh support. (Laughter. Kxpunt.) I Men do not like obvious Women. ; To be charming, a woman should he the pursued, not tho purnut>r. Nothing causes a man to lose Intcrowt quicker than pursuit by a woman. He IIUcs to fi-fl that bo IH the hnnlor." KranclH Loderor, film star. When we reach llu« outskirts of I tin- city 1 move out of the driving sent and say to my wife, "llore, you tako It." And even then 1 don't really enjoy thn ride, — Lou Ali-yer, three-llniM winner of 500-mllu Imtfa- napolls There will h*i no wur. people do not want one and I ho' 'world Reneriilly Uttd enough \\\\. > pli'iiNflulnoMN during u\« hint war.-- I King lOdwiml VIII of Omit NrltulM. i Well, •! broke another drought, Jimt. ltd 1 mild 1 would, ~O. V. Wntt- alter, Mtimi>hl» nin«t«ur \vofttlwr- ' man, utu % i - u shower. ; ItoeiuHio of bin dt'iifnoHB. Hep- thoven never hoard a single not« of his gr.'uteHt work, the Ninth Symphony. Them Is mow string In tho Australian language than In any other language of thn world. I Mack widow Hplderw are able to fly by Ktrotohlng long threads of silk Into tho wind. Tho Metropolitan MuHuum of Art. In Now York, haw ono of the largest collections of jade In the world. World sugar conmimpllon n»nc)ml tho now high of S7,18S,000 tons In i:i5. wo aro forced down on cannibal Islands! Sorry wo only havo men on our crows," "There's a run on one of our ,l!ncs," Bcnton said thoughtfully, "where tho planes are alwajjs filled with college boys who make a lot of noise. I think she could keep them in order." "Of course I couldl" Doris said eagerly. / "I think I'll put you in training!" the chief told her. "Take this card down to the doctor's office for a physical examination." Doris eyed the yellow card with firm distrust. "I'll go," she said determinedly, "but if that doctor Is a friend of yours, you'd better give him a ring on tho telephone, and tip him off that I'm coming, If he's anything like tho wise-cracking in- ternes at that hospital I loft, he'll got his stethoscope wrapped around his neck!" Charles pressed another button. Uoris Leo got up and flounced down the hall, self-sure and confident. At the samo time tho door from tho outer office opened and the" third girl camo in, timidly peering about the room. Whllo tho chief looked at her card. Ted Graham showed her a chair. She was a meek llttlo girl of about 10. Her features were delicately shaped and exquisite. Her forehead was high and white. She was plainly dressed, and while sho waited, her fingers pulled nervously at tho neat black gloves In her lap. Sho was obviously embarrassed. To Ted there was a look of desperation about tho girl. Her dark- brown oyos carried a mute appeal. • * * The chief of personnel looked up from the card and frowned, "No business experience. You've never had a job of any kind?" "No. But I havo tried hard enough to find ono," Altco Miller said tensely. "I went to business 'school —a night school—we couldn't afford a regular course." "Wo?" "Just my mother and I." The llttlo girl's eyes lowered. "She's 111, bedridden. Tho little money wo have isn't enough. I havo to havo a Job." Charles rubbed his chin, trying to avoid looking at Ted tlraham across tho table. "But you haven't had nursing training—" The girl looked from him to Ted Graham again, and her eyes carried the same desperate appeal'. "I'm sure 1 could do the work. So much of mv life has been .spent looking after tho comfort of—others. I have patience, tact. I like people. I mako friends easily with them. And, oh I can work!" "And I think you have courage!" Ilenton said shortly. "1 think you'd be at homo In tho air. Of course this will only mean that you go In train- Ing for three weeks. If you llko the job, and tho Job likes you. we stick .together sec?" Ho handed her the yellow card, and told her where to go for tho physical examination. When sho had gone Bentori stood up. "See whai you made mo do, Tod, he said. "Actually we needed only ono of thoHo girls, and now—If they all paws the medic—they'll go Into training." He rubbed his chin. Ted Graham seemed more puzzled than the cfilof of personnel. "Who'd have thought, 10 years ago," ho said, "that girls would bo leaving tholr typewriters, hospitals and nurseries to tako up jobs In aviation? In tho old days we thought we were made of pretty Htorn stuff, eh?" "Well, so aro these girls!" Ronton said. "And thiit'H progress In tho air. We ve gone a long way. And you havo done more than any other man I know. Ted, to mako flying safer!" Ted stood up, shaking off tho com- pllmonls as a dog shakes off water. "Tho old baloney from you!" "No, I mean It. At io you wore a daredevil pilot In tho war. An aco. And \vhat u devil-may-care flying fool you were!" Tod squirmed uncomfortably. "Then you settled down to acquire something llko ID',000 bourn in the air," Charles went on. "A pioneer in long-dlstunco flying in tho tropics. Now. at 40, you're flying tho Transpacific Airways route, to Honolulu. Guam, Manila. Everybody knows what you've done to develop commercial aviation. And now this new gyropilot you're working on, to make trans-oceanic flying fool-proof—" Nothing Irritated Ted more than pralso. Ik- Hhlod from It. To distract hlniHflf now. he got up and walked lo tho window, watching a private plane come In to make a three-point binding. It was still a thrilling sight to him. llo turned to HOC Kay Dunn In tho doorway. Her oyos were bright, hor cheeks flushed, and she waved tho yellow card gully. "It's okay!" she Hald. "1 can go in training. Tho doctor said I'd make a good pilot, even. I'm so happy—and oh, I'm £ Ing to work In tho air!" She looked up and saw Ted (Iraham regarding her with a curl, OIIH Hinlle. .suddenly tho hand sho had i lifted excitedly, fluttered to her side. ' She had talked so fast she was gasping for breath, but she lauirhed. "Korglve mo. I didn't mean to bo- como HO exulted. Hut 1 inn thrilled!" "After tho I'li-Ht hundred flights." Ted put In, laughing. "It's not very I adventurous. Just work. And respon- I Blblllty. Hut If* our life." ho, added. "Our life!" Hhc repeated slowly. ! "Then you do—you already accept i me a.s ono of you." j "Of course." Ted said. "As a mat- tor of fact, wo wt»r»< just going to lunch In tho airport restaurant Want to conm along?" ; Kay glanced through tho ' glass I corridors toward tho glittering res taurunl where paHHongors dined ami where natty young pilots loungui: i almut tho cigar counter and tho fire i pin re. I "Why, of row-no." she Hald. "II j you're sure that 1 won't—" j Tod took her arm with a gesture I of ival camaraderie. "Come on!" he wild, smiling. •' (PanHnueil Tomorrow) N EW YORK, Sept. 21.—JDlary; An hilarious and ribald roundelay from Lots Long and Bholla Barrett. Also a cheerio from Adela, St. John. And on my desk I canrw upon a noto from Harry Klchman promising In gay banter to bring me a cup of warm tea on hla return flight from' London. Howard Acton rounded In, Just jack from Cincinnati, with news that Alfred Segal, famed middle west reporter, Is to retire at fifi, having LWO years to go. And Frank Crown- nshield's blackamoor brought an original George Belcher drawing of two Cockney ladles In a pub. .So with my lady to Roslyn to dine at tho serene 'vyoshington Inn and mck to the city, dropping In on the Bruce Bartons a moment. And the way. home a fellow who stuck his head In the car surlily asking an alms became threatening when I :old him he looked more prosperous than I. And called: "We'll bo dynamiting you guys soon." Scientists are again debating If the dog has a sixth sense. Every dog owner will respond In the affirmative. Albert Payson Terhuno has collated many proofs from his Sunnybank kennels. My conviction comes from tills: In a Los Angeles lotel one dawn our Boston Billy be- ran to bark furiously and race about :he room in terror. Ho never did this before or afterward. Twenty minutes later the building was in ho gentle away of a trembler, with Jlctures swinging and bottles upset- Ing in the bathroom. Richard Wash- jurn Child once had a setter pull ilm by the coat out of a room. Ten minutes later, a gas explosion underneath. For the word beaglers: A word of wo syllables, six letters, using only .wo different letters and three of each, dive up?—deeded. For 18 yearn Bob and Pat Brlnker- loft havo spent their summers on Brlnkerhoff Island, a two-acre strip entirely surrounded by water, they Jin-chased off MeddybempB, Maine. Mrs. Brlnkerhoff has made the baby ilothes for most of the babies born ri tho neighborhood for 15 years and 3ob lives in a bathing suit from May IB until September 1. When tho Brlnkerhoffs havo a visitor they ilaster the village with signs and tho guest of honor boat Is escorted icross tho lake by all the villagers n their boats, Brlggs and Webster also bought Islands there. =(By 0. 0. McINTYRE) Personal nomination for tho moat seraphic of the comic umlles: nlo Brlce'a. Someone tells me the poet Joyce Kilmer's famous poem "Trees" was ills rnoet hurried effusion. Done In less than an hour—an inspirational gem on which not a single line or word was changed. Eve.ry poet— every writer Indeed—hoa ono of thoae flashes that flits miraculously out of nowhere and often proves the most enduring poetical lines or paragraph they ever wrote. They are tucked away In a membrane of memory and zlg stag out like a streak of lightning. James Whitcomb Rlley observed .that such illuminations were his chiefest security that somewhere Just beyond man's feeble mental groplngs were beauty and culture which ho never dreamed. There's a legend O. Henry, after an experience in Union Square ono fall evening, went . to his hotel, nearby and turned out one of his better known short stories, "The Gentle arafter," In less than two hours, Kipling wcote one of his long poems while trying to escape the worst blasts of a khamsin In a slo-". venly lunch place in tho Sudan. Somerset Maugham's short story from when came the dramatization "Rain" was dashed off on the Blue Train from Paris to Monte Carlo. And so on. Bagatelles: Graham McNamee Is tho richest radio announcer . . . Luclen LeLong, Paris dressmaker, Is planning to move to New York as aro several others of hla guild . . . Qrover Whalon was once a crack baseball pitcher . . , Gabriel Hess, movie attorney, has ono of the finest collections of ship models . . . H. Q. AVella had pneumonia four times and tuberculosis but is now In per- * feet health . . . Lionel Barrymore never misses an Amos and Andy broadcast . . . Joe Laurie, Jr. smokes a. big black cigar while shaving before breakfast. I llko those pert blondes of the Broadway movie ticket cages and • their ripostes for the flip talkers. A belt-coated boy as smooth as a goblet of rosollo In front of-me last evening was giving her his. line. A shame to'be boxed up that way all' day, etc. As she tore off my ticket she nodded toward him: "Just another Romeo panting to career me." KPITOIt'S NOTK—Tho California!! will print letten from rfArtrrs. Such Mien JfUST b« con- rined to 100 worrtu written legibly and on one ulclo of the paper. Tlie MUCH limit U ImwrmtlTe No anonymous communications will bo urlnlwl. This Is •mphatlc. Tho Califonitan reserves the Hunt to delele or reject any nr all manuscripts and Is not rraponslhle for nentlmonu contained thureln Ixttten of more than ISO words will t« rejected, llrevlty Is a desirable feature. They muni be twna fldely linnet] by the writer with complete address nlven. although the name may not be published SCATTKUEI) BKEK CANS Editor Tho Callfornlan: This Is another complaint against Lho scurvy wretches that scatter beer cans all over our landscapes. A man swilling beer should have the decency to place the empty cans In a bag and return them home for •egular garbage disposal. 1 estimate that In five years more Kern canyon will bo full of empty beer cans and that In two decades Grand Canyon got will bo filled. Then It Is my hope Lhat the can tossers will all tetanus from the rust. MRS. VIOLA HARTLEY. Bakersfleld, Sept. 18, 1930. CIVIL SKKV1CE Editor The Callfornlan: Reference is made, to your recent editorial relating to amendment No. 7. You state that it would be impossible to dismiss an' employe under civil service. That is a mlsstalement of fact. Any employe may be dismissed on proven charges of Immorality. Incompetence, insubordination' or intemnerance. You also state that civil'service would benefit the few at the exnonso of the many. California Is already 75 per cent civil service and it would be an economy to tho taxpayers to have It 100 per cent as It Is the best method of retaining competent, experienced help. Tho fltnes of anyone filling a vacancy under civil service would bo determined by a thorough examination, the job. going to tho Individual obtaining the highest rating, not to a relative or friend of ono In political power. Tho same situation now obtains when ther£ is a change In tho political setup, many people losing their jobs through no fault of their own. This wrong would be righted under civil service, therefore. I heartily advocate Its 100 per cent adoption. READER. Bakersfleld, September 18, 1938. WANTS RIFLE RANGE Editor The California!!: Tho tennis players have their courts, the ballplayers their fields, the horseback riders their paths, but the poor rifle and pistol enthusiasts In Bakersfleld are simply out of luck. When they want to shoot they havo to go out some place where their slugs will hit a hillside, set up their own target-racks or shoot tin cans and pray that they're not on land belonging to somebody who will have them arrested for trespassing. They can go Into the mountains. 40 miles away, and tho situation is still the same, with cattle ranges and bird preserves and the like, I understand the rifle club had a range on tho bluffs until the county vandals tore it up. I am hereby making tho suggestion that tho Board of Supervisors authorize somebody to construct a range on tho county fairgrounds property. A modern range, with nil safety precautions, telephone system, and lockers, would be greatly anore- 1 elated by tho rifle and revolver* shooters of the city, who could see, In a more grateful light, the expense of some of tho tax money which they understand is flowing into the county coffers. SOCRATES. Bakersfleld, September 18, 1936. (By FREDERIC J. HASKIN)= A THOUGHT FOR TODAY Maine ban within KM nn SOO-itcitj desert Ohtnn IIR* mi urea of 4.000.000 j Ami f/tOK shall take no gift: for \ the tfJ/f ft/hide th the wise, and per- vcrteth the words of the righteous. —Rrodus 2.1 ;S. 1 » « • ! A mnn who is furnished >vlth ar- j KUtnenlw from the mint will convince ; hlft tintagonlHt much Hoonot; than one j who drawn thorn from VOHHUI'I and I phllimophy. lioM t« u wonderful i elciuJL'r of tho understanding,—-Addl- Q. Should the renr wheels of an automobile have tho newer tires?— M. C. A. It is no longer considered good car-keeping to switch tho better tires to the front wheels, or vice verm. Technical arguments as to which kind of blowout is tho more dangerous aro beside tho point when safety calls for good tire's with rough treads on all four wheels. The Idea that tho front tires need not have good treads Is one that may lead to a steering skid, tho car go- Ing off tho road on a curve because tho front tires fall to grip. Since It. is becoming tho custom to put more braking power on tho front wheels, to compensate for the forward tipping of the car during a quick stop, the front tires are play- Ing a greater part In stopping and must havo treads that grip. Q. lias Ireland an nir force and commercial air lines?—M. A. W. A. Tho Irish legation says that Ireland IIUM an air force which Is separate from that of Great Britain. The lurgoMt landing field In Ireland at the present time In in Baldonwl county, Uubltn. Ireland. There are a few commercial air lines In Ireland which havo lately been established and which operate between Dublin and England. A new company IH now being formed to take care of transatlantic flvlng In co-operation with the I'nn American Air- wav and the Imperial Airways in England. Q. Ha.x Sweden much unemployment?—S. K. A. Very little^ Sweden seems to have recovered from the depresiilon. nnd her Industrial production Is higher than In \K9. Q. 1» soft ball popular In the fnltpd SKites?—-K. 11. A. liiirrivft In thtr KUIUO. haw grown so rapidly that there are now about BO.000 teams nnd 1.000,000 players throughout 1119 country, Q. I have a dollar bill, the back rf which is upside down. How does this happen?—R. II. A. The backs of money are printed first. It occasionally happens that before the faces are printed a sheet of backs becomes reversed and so the faces are printed in the wrong direction. If detected by examiners such notes aro destroyed as Imperfect. If not detected, the notes reach circulation with the faces reversed. It Is a matter of no importance as to tho value of tho note and • merely Illustrates the fact that notwithstanding tho expertness of tho printers and the diligence of the examiners, such notes occasionally are passed. _ Q. Is the S. S. Tel Aviv manned by a Jewish crew?—B. H. A. At present, some of the officers and sailors are not Jewish, but it is hoped that In tlmo It will bo manned entirely by Jews. This boat Is the first of the ships which tho Palestine Shipping Company hope* to equip. It runs regularly between T rieitto and the now harbor of Haifa In 1'aleHtlne. Q. What would it cost to build sidewalks along the federal and state highways?-— N. D. , A. J. n. Penny-backer, former cTUef « highway economist of the United state* bureau of public roads, estimates 'that $200,000,000 would do about all that la reasonably nece>- sary. He suggest* that It would be a great life saving project and fur- A nlsh widespread employment. j Q. When were wire window Kcremm mude'^-O. 13. II. .» A /. wlr " ""UnK WBH Invented In 1844 b>' Charles Barnard of Norwich. fcnprUtnd. He began manufacturing UJiy machinery In 1S65. A rml«r t»n m !ti» aniwtr (e an; quwltfrl . iK ••« Kv tii-uint Th« na'tiMMd Mllfetnla* Infum.Mldn Bureau. Vr«t*rte 1. llaikle. nanr. Wathlnifou. t>. C, riuw Uitt« (5) .t«uu COt wpl), • •

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