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Vf *• * , WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1938 €&ttortal $age of Cfje Jgafeersftelb Californfan ALFRED KDtTOtt AND tmOPUlKfOtt Issuer! Kvrry IBvenlng Kxoftpt Humlny In Krrn County, California nakcraflold, Entered In post office nt nnknrwflold, California, an HPOOIUI dasn nmll mnttor tinilrr the ArM of Congress March H, 187!) MKMBBK OF THIS ASSOCtATIBH PRESS Tlio Assoeliilfil 1'rons If exclusively entitled lo Ihf IIIIP for pnlillentlnn of nil news dlspnlohoN ori.'dllml In II or not otherwise n-pjlllod In llilx paper, find also Ihn l»''fil ripw-i publisher! therein. In ulso n client of Ihn Unltfid - and riM'i-lvp.M thr; ooril|ilo.tri ill Ihc reuonslriielioii of wings of Hie Toft High School mid for other school build- ing.s. NaUirnlly we con^ruUiInic our neighbors upon Ihcir good forliinc in Kccuring tin nllocnlioii of money ill it lime when iilloen- lions nrc Ihc fashion. Hut we caunol help wondering, loi^ why thin eru of PVVA aid ('Hllfornlnti Ihn 1,'nlted New service nf linlli. Nr« RKI'HKHKNTATIVKR llrviiiit. (Irirnth rv HNIIIMOH. Inr Ynrl<. rhlriiKn, lii'lroll. Attiinln, Motion WoM -lle,l Kriinelnori, lilny-MoKi'MH<-ri fo . Ine. Ixm AnK»'leH. SenlUc. I'nrtliind !> I' llt'IlKAi: . frrdcrlr .1 . HiiMiln. IMrerlnr. WimhliiKtoM. t>. <- thr fly r, pel m mull In i« SrUHCKII'TIDN eiifl'ler '»' mull In H nuiiiil llf.c; /nun.* fnnr I'ltICK llliNtlll '/.< i. $:i MI. (Kilt, (MM •s one, twn, yc-iir, J7 ml •III III. Sfir. THIS I'AI'HH MADK IN' TIIK I!. S. A. TIIK ONE SOLUTION M OUK and more, thoughtful people are disturbed by Ihe increasing evidence of n weakening of thai independence which has contributed so much lo Ihe building of Ibis nation. More and more, people are seemingly willing to lean upon some governmental agency and they nre not confined to any parliciiar section of Ihe country. A Wisconsin paper, discussion Ibis new phase of our national life, says: "We have arrived at a point when anything thai disturbs us starts us running lo Washington like a hurt boy going lo bis mother. We need a large injection of independence in our individual systems; we are gelling so Ibal we nre hopelessly and helplessly dissatisfied if we are nol taken care of with a few millions out of Ihe lax gatherers' contributions lo the Tniled Stales Treasury. We predict now thai there will he for Ihe next four years a slowing down of these sums Ihnl will cause a tremendous reaction all over Ihe country." Thai brings us again lo Ihe need of placing in Ihc hands of locnl authorities the business of caring for those who are in distress. Again, it should be said thai oflicials with headquarters in Washington cannot intelligently supervise this activity. Which docs not mean that federal aid should nol be continued so long as there is nclnid unemployment. Hul tbe unemployment should be ac- tunl and nobody knows \vlml the figures lire in Ihe I'niled Stales lodny. And such aid us is granted by the federal government should ' go lo local authorities and the burden of ' caring for Ihe needy in each cnmmunilv should be borne in part by Ibal commuuily ilM'If. : If we bad that sort of system, Ihe Million would unipieslionnbly be startled at Ihe im- mediale recession in Ihe number of inieiii- < ployed. Itesponsibilily through blood relationship would play a far more important part Hum il does today. Pride would re- ] move from the rolls scores of people who ' count themselves in the list of unemployed. We cannot depend upon such leadership as thai supplied by Mr. Hopkins lo dellne a policy covering unemployment. Inexperi- i enced in business all'iiirs and in organization as he is, il could nol be expected that ' bis department could possibly understand rhis problem nnd even half way solve il. That , will never be done in (be absence of local control and when Ibal is re-established, gatherers of statistics will lie surprised when they compare the number actually tiiiein ployed with Ihe estimates which are now given publicity. 'I'be situation is much the same Hie nnlion over. The Merchants' Association of the city of New York recently passed resolutions urging that both political parties include in their platform a pledge lo decrease Ihe intolerable burden caused by a multiplicity of taxes made necessary by an almost unlimited policy of spending. And embodied in Ilir resolution is Ibis interesting paragraph: "There should be prompt revision of rebel expenditures on the principle, llrsl, Hint no deserving, needy person shall go without necessary public assistance; second, that no public relief shall be given that lends lo discourage the recipient from seeking to ac- ccpl private employment; and third, that such relief be ndmiuislered by local authorities at local expense, with only such slate and federal aid in each community as circumstances and conditions require." Thai paragraph defines a program which, if followed, will make a substantial contribution to the solution of the problem which now confronts the nation; and il never can be solved if authority remains in Washington. should hnve passed witiioul profit lo Bakersfield. II would have bcc.n gratifying if the county authorities, backed liy Ihe citizens mid Ihe civic bodies, Iind moved in unison in Ihe mailer of Ihe building of Hie much, needed county library. I'lKfueslionably such co-opcrnlion would hnve resulted in federal help and Ihnl much needed building could hnve been constructed at a smaller cost lo local taxpayers Ihiin will ever be possible in Ihc future. Since federal aid is the order of Ihe day, we certainly seem lo have been unfortunate here in Hnkerslleld. A mailer of some importance, hul ycl a minor one insofar as expenditure is concerned, shows just how unfortunate. The covering of Ihc Knsl Side canal has long been an objective of Ihe properly owners in that urea, and of the public. The taxpayers hnve crcnlcd n fund of $8000 which is deposited in the bnnk and (here was encouragement lo believe Hint n snbstnntinl sum would he forthcoming from the federal government. Now it is certain Ihnl from some source there must he n guarantee of .^IliOO additional before Ihe government nets. Agniu il appears thnt linkers- Held is unforlunnle in not securing purl of Ihe ready money which is being distributed to communities throughout the nnlion. !•',!'fort might hnve tillered Ihe picture. TI5N VISA IIH AOO I Tin- (fellfornUn, thl« rUt«, IBM) Oladlntorn await clang of boll; Government predicts 15,810,000 bnlos of cotton for current year; lyphuft nernm In aid of t|iono In Klorlfla'H Hiorm Hlrlckon area*; • IflxjwirtH HU.V Dr-mpooy will dr-fnat Tiirmny; 'Ho IH thrno-to-nno fuvoHlR; Thn California!) lo Klvn f)«lit rriUirnH th|u (ivonln)f; Mm. Kr*nrindy con- In prnpiirlriK Atnvo alibi IH ill- In lo Mr«. P. W. Hand, of Knriivlllb vlrillliiK frlninlH In this rlly. C'harloH Hlomnt't' haw rnturncd I.OH An«r>|r!H aflr-r n brlof nliiy lirmr. II, II. Ifiibbartl, local bulldlitK In- Hpokn be-fore bulld'-i-H at a held In Hun ./OHO. A uniform InillrllriK f'odo In In «I«IH for thn Btato, ho Maid. Irfiwronro Tlbbott will Hlnjf hero TuoHday TWKNTV YKAHH 1 AfJO (Tim e«llf(ifnl«n. (hi* ilalt, lUlfll HoadlliiPM: KuHMliLii way to Hu- manlii menaced n« MacUonnon wln« In i-awl; «lrr>;it luittjn In province of DiiliriuIJa njjaln tuniH In favor of TIMIIOIIH; Mrltnln IhriiHl wliiH donblo lltir- of Gorman Irein'lieH orin nillo loritf on Hommr:; llandHbdrK flro brliiKH nrri'Hl on chiii'K'! of union; Two llrltlHb HiihJi'clH Hhot by VllllH- law; X my fulln lo provr- nj{n of ({irl. Nliii' hlub Hclionl dancoij will bo iillnwod Ihlfl yi-iir and no Blrl niny iilli-iid u (liini'i' unl<"HH |iro|K>rl.y rlinpcroncd. l.li'iilcnnnl (Illliprl A. Davlnn, of i Troop A. I'Mrnl I'nlll'ornla l.^avnlry IH : I'xpcr'li'd lo i-o|iirn IKTO from tho jjor- dor on Hul nrrlny. | A bnniillfnl woman, woll dri>HHod iind youiiK, WIIH arroHlod lion 1 for illn- | liirliliiK apiirlmnnl IIOIIHO dwi'llnrs. | I'ullci- Hfihl H!H' had hr.i'ii driinlt for 'llii-r-ii dayH. Hhi' prnmlnod lo <|nll drlnkliiK If Ibcy woiiUI lot bor tf n - Itmifi illBIlB TODAY Kir Dunn, prttiy Toiinn nunm, (ptillu for » job M »icw»Kl'« on Oifrlih'l Alrwm*. Tn th« OTitrliml offlre, lihe Kncrtunleni Tcrl Of*ham, tf.i»rin pllo( of Tntnupfcclflo Alnrtyi, ' »ml linti-l; diii to liln Inlirnnilon, »he Ii ' trrftpfetl for a trial pnrlorl. Two ntliiT nil I*, norln lx>o tml Alice Miller, ire *«'«t>t"l nn llm »me bull. Id). ntKlliirl ornr wltinlim tho Job, (tops In (nil nrnhim the n'w*. Oraham, who ritiM tliH Tmntpacirin rouifl, In on hid wflf lo Nan F'ranclww. Ill «liowi Kay tlmut th« airport. Wlmn hli planfl arrlvM and li« watts Hmwlhy, nhn wnnilem- If eh« will ever ««i* htm Hftaln. Kay mrtti Dorl* and Alice and thn thra* the iJay'a ovimu. NOW 110 ON WITH TIIK HTOHY pnllri- 'i llilH jinlifp »fuvo conillllon. hor Illti-rly A(iO A WORTH WHIM*: OH NOT? ! .Ol.l.KOI' 1 . mini, a Harvard graduate of the class of HIM, has written a book, "Was C.ollege Worth While?" And seem- i ingly from its text he does nol believe il was. j One-tenth of his class are on relief, one?: third were ruined by Ihe depression; Ihe re- ' mainder are earning, on an average, less limn tffiOOO a year and more limn half of ' them are bitterly disappointed with Ihcir environment and with Iheir lives, '('he query is naturally then, "is college life worth while today?" And Ihe natural follow-up query is, "worth while to whom?" Those who have a definite 1 life program and who enter higher insli- < lulioiis of learning for tin 1 purpose of preparing for Ihe work Iliey have in mind, lo j them n college life should be worth while, : but lo Ihe boys and girls who enter Ihe uni- ' versily because Iheir secondary education has prepared them for it, who have no definite plan of life, who are nol likely Iti • find in Iheir college course anything lo de- 1 lermiue their future activity nor anything of i value if they fail lo specialize, the answer i might be thai it is not worth while. Thousands of young men and women are graduated from Ihe colleges of Ihe land without the slightest understanding of life, | wilh no well defined purpose. They are just as much drifters, wilh their college educa- , lion, as they would be drifters without it, and Ihe fact that they have completed ;i given course in a university is in ilself of ' little value lo them. II would seem there : ought lo be a dilVerenlialiou between those who want lo go to college and those who , are sent. The former are rather certain lo reap benelll from their higher education. Whether Ihe laller do or not is problematical, 'loo often they do nol, The author of the book in question very rightly says: "The mediocrity of our lives iicnlv of our ambitious should A college life offers no remedv TIIIIM'V VKAItH iTIin r.llfi.nil.n, I his <lalr. lOnil) lli-adllni-H: lloily of nnUnnwn mnn found wllbln 100 ynnlH of nirllno In-ro: I lend foi^wi-okw; An anniulu of Mm/ill IIOMIH will Hull foi' I'liliillna and llic |iiiHHr-ii(ri'i-H will 11)11.1(0 a liinillnf,' by fon-p; Will nol pay JL'.2fi por br-iul for landltiK prlvllo|{i>; Driving Club bore nliuiH lo buy lluilnul tra<!l. \'iilli'V lilwh HcboolH HIT l lo Mhovv » preforent'i- for li'Klal'i fiiotliull liiHtead of IH-. ('. II. I'Yix yi'lll hi' In blH office In III'- I 'niihii-i'i'H' liiillk lilllldlng ! M f ler Hc|il 1'inln'r 3-1 | Dnnlel Minidiv WIIH HorloiiHly out ; liv biirbeil wire wblle rldliiK on blw . bli-yrlo. I'r. I'reiiMi' iilli'iuled to him. : Al Hi' 1 K. ('. Minllh homi' n. parly \VIIH ulvi'ii In honor of high Hchool fri-Hhnii'ii CHAPTIOH IV Tho oast-bound piano loft the Central Airport at 8:06 with the throo would-to BtowardOHHGH on board. They wore now untforniH of i?ray twill, like tho plIotH on tho Overland Airways. AH preliminary Iniftrucllon tbby watchud tho ruKular IIOHIOHH on duty. Hbo broifKht the panHonKcrs pillows. newHpuporH, muKa/.lnoH. There wo« cotton to bo Httiffcd Into ears. Kay loaned back In the comfortablo chair and watched tho twinkling llKhtH of tho vaHl, Hprawllni? city dlBuppcar In tho darknoHn liolow. It WIIH a thrilling tdRht. Hho had bo.- come tiHod to I ho Hound of tbo mo- torn and foil no BOtiHallon oxceiit that of JOVOIIH adventuri!. Hbo bad lo pinch hoi'Bolf oners, like u child, to HOC If It wero all true. Hero Bbo wan on hor way to Now York! Only tho night before who had been one of HIOHO InflnltoHlmal rroaturoH dowti there, KO|IIK homo to uleop In a liny bed. Tonight Hbo was flying IbroiiKh the air! Tbo oo-pllol eamo along I ho corridor of Ihn liner and Kay apoko to him. Tho co-pilot WUH a blond young man who bad the moMt flaHblng pair of blue oven «ho had «vi*r Hoori. Ho i glanced down at hor, saw hor unl- i form, and promptly Bat down In tho ; chair bonlde bor. I Ho nald, "I beg your pardon. J didn't undofHtand — "Tho wcBlhonnd piano that left. Contnil Airport at ^:in," Kay repented. "Where would It bo now?" The blond young man glanced at hlH wrlHt-walch. "(!heyenno." Kay repeated tho Indian name. "Cheyenne!" The boy laughed and loaned clone lo bor. "Hoy friend on that plane? Women arc all alike. They won't lot a guy nlono oven when IIO'H In tbo air!" Kay's teeth flashed. "Conceit!" ! "I don't think I've noon you on ; IhlH run before." be added, noncha- i Inntly. 'Muni a trial flight? I'm ; Uhnck .Tones, co-pilot." ; "H'H mv fli-Hl flight." Hbo told him. ' "You don't think I'll he Hlok or any- i tbltigV" some bumpn over the Allcgbcnlcu, but t don't think BO." He looked around and Haw the other 'two girls—Alice aftd Doris—In uniform. "What's thl«?" he exclaimed. "A glrlB' boarding Bchool!" Kay laughed. "Three of us takon on today. I hope wo all make tho grade." Chuck's eyeB twinkled. "So do I. Uy tho way, whttt'n your name?" "Kay tHinn." Chuck ,7onos opened a book and neatly Innorlbed the name therein. Then he looked up. "Hay. that's a neat combination — rod hulr and groon eyes. What's your telephone number In port?" Kay laughed. "Sorry. I haven't any." He slapped the little book'shut And then stood up. "Okay by mo! But when you get lonely In port Just give mo a wink. I'll be around." When ho was gone Kay laughed Boft.ly to herself. "Tho spoiled llttlo brat! Ho can't bo more than 22. In Bplte of hlH conceit, though, he's probably a nice boy." . She nettled bank Into hor Beat and remembered the look of nulpt resoln- lion on Tod Oraham'H face.' Hho Bat quietly for a long time, until nud- donlv she turned and HIIW Doris Lee's angry face close to her. "That co-pilot!" Dorln said. "He's .ItiHt ItnposHlblo!" She tossed her yellow hair. "I was standing there, trying to loarn Bomethlng from the air hoHteHB when ho came by and said wo wore blocking tho aisle. And that's not all. Ho said. 'Clot rid of Homo of that OXCOHB baggage, sister, If you're going lo fly this lino! 1 I turned beet-rod, I know, but I'll fix that guy! Ho can't get fresh with mo!" Kay looked back and saw Chuck Jones' blond bead oloso to Alice Mil- IOI-'H. HlH blue O.VOH were shining and. Alleo seemed enormously pleiisod. Her brooding, llmld air had somehow vanished and who watt laughing at something ho had said. In a. minute or two tho co-pilot rose and walked past Kay without BO much as a nod this tlmo. Doris Hcowlod after him. Chuck took tho pilot's place and a few minutes later tho pilot appoared. He glanced at tho two girls In uniform, but, just as bo was about to speak to them, one of tho passengers, a down "or, leaned Into the aisle to say "Hoy!" The pilot jumped an If ho had been Hhot. but ho responded courteously. "The plane passes over my daugh tor'H house near PlttHburgh," the woman said. "It's on a big bill. 1 wonder If you'd go down low so 1 can HOC the lights of the house. I'm sentimental about those things." Tbo pilot's face concealed his mirth. "Sorry, madnme. but at thai point wo can't fly lower than 3000 foot. Uovernmont regulations." Ho hurried on toward tho rear of tbo plane C'bui'k laughed. "Oh, smooth flying tonight— N EW YORK, Sept. 23.—McDougal street and Mottougal Alley down the Village have had their second season "guesting" tho open air artist colony. A. colony as besmoeked, boreted and long haired as will be found In those tiny lanes velnlng off from the Place du Terte In Mont- martro. Tho colony lounges around on camp chalrn. on door stops and collar doors with their creative efforts spread before them. Hero and thero a professional model la standing statue-like before an easel. I'osslblo patrons aa well oa tho curious clot everywhere and arc welcome. There Is every Htylo of painting, water color and pastelB, even black and white drawings and etchings— landscapes, seascapes, nudes, gonro lntuigB and country lanes. Hut most of the salable efforts are portrait sketches done. In a moment and sold for as little IIB a dime. One Udwln Markham looking patriarch told me that during hot summer months ho averaged S3 a week. "That IB enough," ho Bald complacently, "for my needs down here." Still another told mo ho had made $11 In a week—which ao far as knew was top for tho colony. 1 wangled an extra heart skip In crashing suddenly upon this In the O. Henry story, "Afternoon Miracle": "Alvlry. are you right happy?" "I'm rcadln' tho homo paper, Ma. AVhat do you think, that pale towheaded Matilda Price got the most votes In tho News for tho prettiest girl In Galll-po-looB!" More than likely sheer coincidence, but there was a Matilda Price ItVour town. Anyway. 11 was comforting that as far back aB that O. Henry know the town's correct pronunciation. It ban struck mo frequently that one of Manhattan's most polite and sequestered stretches la Morningside Drive. And what a petty name! There IH a hush and the scent of flowers yet It's bard by one of tho noisiest sections. Nicholas Murray Hutlor'B residence \n there overlook- Ing, In noble serenity, Harlem. And while strolling the area thero floated out the window the strains of a nlan- 1st who had dipped back. Ho or sho was softly playing those old Instru-. mental favorites: Nights of Gladness, Laces and Graces and Narcls- < SUB. And for no reason at all I thought.of a Bcene between Florence Vldor and Menjou In "The Grand Duchess and the Walter." And further along with a wlnco I became bemused with a stark nostalgia for ono of those old farm suppers, red tablecloth, lamp and tbe hound twitching on the kitchen porch. Sartorial secret: A bow tic moro than any other male adornment, snips years off an oldster's looks. I saw a man today that reveals himself In Who's Who as 02. With his polka dotted blue bow he might easily be taken for 40. It's Interesting to drop Into one of those pink lit dancn halls along Broadway and permit tho argus- eyed hostess, after looking you over, to select tho dancing partner she Imagines you will prefer. The choice for mo tho other afternoon was ono of thoHO baboa with straight hair drawn from n severe middle part and with chandeliers hanging from the ears. Ono almost expected tho butler to announce: The Duchess of X.ampf! Sho was Indeed a stately queen with ravon colored locks, swathed In green. As a matter of fact I like them fluffy and blonde. And as T lumbered leadon-footed In the wako of hor dainty treadlngp. I wondered Just how to break the conversational Ico In the two-mlmito period. She made It easy with: "I like miys like you who don't talk." And by the tlmo T pip-squeaked a "Yes mam," tho dance was over and sho dropped mo llko a hot potato and walked stiffly away. We wero recalling a roly-poly grouch In our town called "Doc." HP came to Kerr's drug store nightly to smoko his after supper cigar. Ho disliked long speeches and one night, when a loafer started r>ne "Doc" made for tho door with: "Mall us the rest!" That's tho sort of advice we'd llko to give the radio political speakers lately. KDITOIt'N NOTR-Tha rallfornlnn will print letters from renders. Such letters MUST he confined lo IflO words written leKlhly and on onp nlda of tho paper. Tho Hpacn limit Is liniicratlre. No anonymous rommunlrfttton* will bo printed. Thl/i la emphniln. The eallforulan resertes the rldht lo delete or reject any or all manuscript* and Is not rraimmllilr for M>nilmpiiu contained thrreln. tattera of more than 1,50 words will Im rejected. Urevlty la a deslrahle feature. They must be bona, fldely signed by tho writer with complete addrvus glren, although tho name may not IM published. UETIKING AT 60 Editor Tho California!): In tbo editorial columns of tho dally pross there ban boon considerable unfavorable criticism of Pros! Kay laughed. "I suppose an air ! dl ' nt Roosevelt's statement that all we'll havo | might get ; =(Hy PAUL MAI.LON—Copyright 1936)* W AHIIINtri'ON. He ndi pi. "3. Certain I the regular departmental expenses. ilinlnlHtratlnn agencies are j which amounted lo only about 8 por growling In an undertone about not ! cent of this year's total expenditures, lielng able to net enough money In i excluding Ihn army and navv. Thus, the budget for next year, which Is ; they cannot bo considerable, and may mil »how a not reduction whoii balanced with I ho Increases for national defense. Hlgniricaiil In thin respect was tho anniuini-oinent last week by Treasury Hocrcturv Morgonthau that no news Is now being prepared One Independent coinnilsHlon has hud Its oHtl- males thrown Imolt twice now for rciliielloiiH. Another has been told In nil (In oNlliiiule in per cent. In fact, all departmental budget oft'li-ei-M, except those of tbe iirniv and niivy, nre complaining, although not ol'l'lelally. of cours tbev dm (The nn , lie nlloweil further Inereaiies over i I|I!M year'n record allowance of $92(1,! oiiii,dim.i i Thl.-i Inner blcUerltiK Is u nilturiil part of budget. nmliliiK, but what makes II appear Iniportant tblH year : In (but tbe coniplii Inn ills hnve been | Milled by hiHldi' word Hint I'rest- i dent ItooMevell IIIIH Issued general | rulllnn orders lo |I!H budget -maker. i Dan Hell. alioul tho budget will be Riven out officially before election. eniiiy. or course, necmise i re mil Mpeiili their mimic. ' I |NDKH.STANDINO— Incidents in ny and navv are going ti; : »- Spain seem lo have created a I )l«iSI'10( "!' l.niih'iitHll * tho spenders seems lo IIH milling lie tun nil! In jusllfy HUHplrlotiH thill thov lire iMilllhK nn nil net Inr campaign plirpiiNeN. At the NMII11 iinnw IIH well HM Miiyune idtuiilliin IM ritinpiUun le UooHevclt 'H rded. nnd Unit their grief iiiiiv be prelim!tire A iilieptlc'iil iiiiu-iiiirllMin iiiitliioU till Ilii 1 pi'iiMpi'i'ln milM noli- lhc.se I'ol- Inwlng flli-lorn up I'rulll In tbi- flnciil iind Ilir in disliirli us. Inr llml. 111 Thr Hl7.i< nf thi' budget will be determined largely by relief needs | nnd ii|iproprtn IIOIIH No one niiu run i hlivo tile HllMlltenl Idi'll wlml IhnHO 'will be tin- Ihe next budget year, whlt'h beglitM ii"M July 1 The UN vagun hul general Impression that tbo rebclH have Homo doop-roolod IfruilKii against Anifi-lcanB. The bombing of tho Kune. iho reported mistreatment of American nowmnon hy tho ItehelH. otc.. appear on the surface to rcflocl some general unexplained I'ondltlnn. The answer IH I hoy do not. Sub- Hurface fnelH piilnl lo tho oppciHlto dedllrt lotlH. When thn HebelH entered a largo city In the Hfiuth, they picked mil the American, cnntiul I" notify him I firm to get forelgnorH out. No other foreign conmil \van thus Mingled out. Similarly, tho llcbel rosponscH re- lime, thov i giirdlng the Kane Incident woro ac- Ihal Much ii;cepti-d bv officials here UN being un• under Mr. : UBiially frank and friendly The Biime Hplrlt bus been mutualiy expressed In various routine onoporutlvn efforts he t woe n our diplomats nnd the UehelH Sympathies hero aro still largely with the rebelH. Note The official conviction that the rebels would win has boon M ren»?t honed Hlnco It was first reached here about two weeks ago. HUmpUou IM Kenerul will be less, hut nob llml the lie idv ImoWN hmv RANDOM NOT US (L'.l Tho cuts now beli confident la I ne};otlntloiiH iK made In al'fert only Ill COMMUNITY KKR)KT elVort iv the W HAT co-operative eoiniuunily can uixoniplish is evidenced word llml comes from ('.onyressmim Henry K. Slubhs Hull there has heen n I'NY A nlloi- rneut Tor Tuft in Ihe sum of *."».'!, IIS and aiTulhe-r for $22,000, which will he uliliml Sun (''nmciseo I'ninilics owning Iheir homes eoiislilnle 12.7 per cenl of Ihe populalion. In Ihe cilies across the Hay Ihe perceula^e is ."i.'t.K and in the interior of the slule, r»H.."). l-'roin aiuither aiiMle, families nulling imlomohiles in Sim Knincisco include liil.l p ( >r cenl <>!' the population; in the May cilies li'.I.S per cent own cars and in the interior of Ihe stale Ihe pen-enlace is Sl.i). NYhich figures will in no wise preclude the soup hox orators from continuing lo di-cry Ihe capitalistic system hecanse, under it, 5 per cenl, or is it I per cent, of Ihe people 1 own llfi per cent of Hie national wealth. * i< * The teachers' oath continues lo offend Hie sensihilitics of our "liheral" thinkers. It is Ihe same oath that is Inkcii hy every cotmly olllcial from superior jud^e to road masler and hy every city ollicial from councilman to police sergeant, a very simple oath: "1 do ; solemnly swear to support the I'.onslitntion of the 1'niled Slates and the C.onMilntion of tin. 1 Stale of California." Hut, according to j Ihe "liherals," when a teacher takes Hint oalh his "academic freedom" is woefully restricted, Nearly fi.ooo.fino postcards and stamped envelopes are Hold In A liter lea each your. of those, '_'. (100,000 serve as pocket llnliiK-'< In coals of 111 new water laps, red mul blue will bo used Instead of (be \\ords "hot" and "cold" And. If Ihe hot water comes out cold, the air will bo blue, loci Kxtromos reached by some parly group* In the election cainpaltjn In dlcato that their lenders should bo called political bloc heads Politicians apparently think that old saying Is. "What this country noodH Is a Rood vile scout cigar." The tissue of lbr> human bruin mil NOUHltive lo pain ,1 nKUI'l.KXITIKN Nearly every- "ne In political life bus declared himself on the presidential contest, except two Pulled Slates Senators from (be sumo slate. They are tbo Ilonoi-iihles Nvo and (Trailer, who are more or lews Republicans from North Dakota. The two are reported to bo In u 'limndary III feet ileonor than the one In which Robert Henc'hley spent 10 yours. They cannot nmko up their minds, what with the money they KO( from Mr. Hoonevelt for I bo droiiKbt. their friendship for l.omko (h'ni/.ler was co-author of Ihi' I''rn7.ler l.emke Inflation bill) and the fiii-t that l.nndon IH the nominco of Iheir parly llolh have announced IbemselveN lor the licpuhllcan candidate for governor, but havo uttered nary a Hound nhoiit the more Important inn tier. i Thou., who havo encountorod Fru- i stlcr In deep lluuigbl bore lately have an Idea be may resolve himself In favor of his friendship for LemUo. N.vo. who |H not UN close to l.omko is reported to he In favor only of continuing Indefinitely the munitions lecture tour upon which bo has heen embarked Htiice the closing | of Cungivrm, IB | 1'olltles |H certainly mixod these diiyn. hostess has to answer a lot of lions sillier than thai. We'll havo to learn a lot—about geography and time-tables and government regulations. And what Is a gyropilot? Somebody stopped tho pilot back there and asked him." "Don't look at the pilot!" Doris said. "He'll think you're flirting with him. Those old women passengers spoil them. Kvory one of them thinks he's the Winged Mercury! Rut wo had them llko that In tho Insane asylum, too. Thero was one who thougbl ho was John Barrymore." • « • Kay was nol llslonlng to Doris, though sho wondered Idly bow long It would bo before Doris forgot her bitter experiences In tho psychopathic hospital. She turned hor attention to the passengers. There was a mother with two lltllo boys—one of them asleep with his head In her lap. Tho other was chewing gum and making loud noises. There wore several business men, a Japanese merchant, an army officer, a priest and four school girls. Most of them wero reading magazines, glancing out at Intervals toward tho grout blackness which engulfed them. Haclt In tho roar of the plane two men played checkers. After a few minutes Iho pilot camo back up tbo aisle. He nodded comradely to Kay. but Doris regarded him with arch Busplclon. Ho stopped to point out tho window and say. "We're over tho Alle- gbi-nloH now—tho graveyard of aviators." Hut an hour later the passengers wero Htlll doing tho same commonplace IhlngB to pass the time. The trip wan uneventful. "Nothing over happens." the air hoNtesH said, "except once In a while a passenger Is sick. It's an exciting life, though. You're never Hure just what might bo ahead." ! At midnight tho plane glided to | earth at the Newark Airport and tho i paHHcngorn disembarked. | Kay looked at hor wrist-watch and , judged that Tod Oraham would bo j flying over the high Sierras now. ! Her thoughls spanned ibo continent ; nnd perhaps they reached Ted. for at ; that minute ho sat bark In his chair ] and thought about tbo throo elrls : who bad applied for jobs HH steward I OHNOH that morning. Ho carried a picture, neatly and precisely closeted In his mind, of Kay Dunn's face. (Continued Tomorrow) ronumoratlvo work should be done by people between tho ages of 20 and CO years nnd that those beyond lie age of CO should be retired on a onslon. Now It seems almost Incredible hut any ono holding an editorial msllion could bo BO densely Ignorant H to bcllovo that Mr. Koosevelt neant that people past BO should ore-go all activity. There aro many ways of employ- rig ones time In activity enjoying Ifo and making this a brighter vorld to live In without engaging In he mad scramble for wealth. If those editorial writers would nly stop to think they would real- zo that very few of the really great haracterfl in history wore wealthy. Hut, of course, the Ignorant fana- ICH who howl about rugged Individ- •allsm and traditions that have built up tho present civilization and irosperlty regard tho ability to ac- timulato and hoard wealth as the nly sign of Intelligence. They do lot seem to realize that labor saving machinery has so changed condl- lons that a complete change In the Inanclal and Industrial system Is Imperative. It Js a reflection on Hie Intelll- genc.e of editorial writers to assume hat they are too stupid to HOC those hlngs BO the only conclusion to be reached Is that they aro paid by the "Inanclal Interests to deliberately mislead Iho public. So far as t know no one has ver suggested that any one should )O forced to retire, and If UIOHO who vlsh to retire are too dumb to en oy their leisure It would be an act of mercy to put them In a padded cell or chloroform them and put hem out of their misery. One civilization was built up on< slavery, nnd tradition hold that If slavery was ever abolished civilization would crumble. Ho much for silly tradition and tho nitwits who prate about it. Thoro will never bo a period of lermanent prosperity until there is a more equitable distribution of weath and it Is a burlesque on clvl- up ' -1 A THOUGHT FOU TODAY I walked up to within 10 foot of a lion and ho yawned in my faco. Moat of the iinlnmlH are not Interested In you. They stand around and look and If you gefc too close to thorn they go away.—Mrs, Florence I«u I her. Barnard Oe/llego Koologtoa! teacher, relating big game • hunting experienced. American ladles are white ant 1 beautiful. They Hhould not paint their lips, cheeks, eyes and finger nallR. It In, If you will pardon mo for' saying BO. not clvlllr.od, M> people are doing away with that.— Prince Kata KngoHO of the Solomor iHlands. Men continue to feed the illuelot that It is possible to change abruptly the present critical situation by changing the political structure They think they modify the polltica forms, forgetting that they leave tin content Intact.—Augunttn P. Juato president of Argentina. for (hough I be atiscnf in the yet am 1 with you in the spirll, toying ami fK'holt/luy your order, anil the steadfast ness of your faith in Ohi-ist.-Cotoyslttiis i!:S. « * • Viilllt and wurku arc as noce»»afy lo our Nplrllual 11 fo an rhrltUliins IIH noul and body uiw to our llt'o on men; for faith IH the soul of and WOI-UB tho lX»dy,—Cotton. one of the original champions of the Matitnuxka He Hottloiupiit experiment | n Alaska has returned from a visit with u HOIIIC i They'll got away with it becnus what less onibuslustic Hlnnt on tho I they'll say It's artistic, but a nud way it is workiiiB out. Tho ordinal i IH a nude any place.—-Hal Clarrott plan wan to ttlve ouoh settler 40 i I'nnnol, Calif., artist, commenting on cost of $3000. Tho $3000 has beon j niulent exhibit. uso.1 up iiml men si,,(t| P ,. has but 10 aeroH, It will cost about $12,000' I want to see everything America por settlor to K" through with tho i «'«n show me, I want BOIVIR fun.— original program. j Mrs. Beryl Markham. British avla Tho' fundiiniontnl trouble Is thov i tr ' x who spanned Atlantic. have no •imirknt for their products. j However, they can probably koon I AH Hollywood kl»sns. so kisses th themselves going under their pros-' nation.—YV., S. Van Uyko. motion plo cut arrunKomcnt. . i u'~e director. llzatlon when tho favored few in their greed and arrogance frown on" the impoverished and starving in a land of plenty a.nd regard them as moro objects of charity. A pension to tho aged is no moro charity than Is a pension to government employes or corporation employes. iN'o doubt Mr. Roosevelt has madn mistakes but his remarks as referred to above is certainly not one of them. SUBSCRIBER. Bakersfleld. Sept. 21, 1»3C. KMPTY HEkR CANS Edllor Tho Callfornlan: Here IB ono solution to abate thn empty beer can nulsnneo: Have a law passed that every can of beer be labeled with a stamp issued by the state. Kor example, say 2% cents each, bought and stamped by the manufacturer or jobber of imported beer. This to be passed on to the consumer. Then every retailer or dealer pay to those that return tho empty stumped can, say 2 cents. They in return can deliver them to some central point where the state will receive same and refund the a " cents for each can nnd dispose or sal- vago them to besl advantage. No doubt the % cent differential and what could be salvaged would repay the state for Its expense. C. H. L.IKELT. Woody. .September 21, 1930. WANTS TO KNOW Editor Tho Callfornlan: As a taxpayer of Kern county, I would certainly llko to know why we arc paying for an assistant secretary to tho secretary of the Chamber of Commerce at a salary of $150 per • month and with additional expense for auto. Thoro must be something wrong with tho people of Kern county when they aland for things of this character. Spending county money In . needless jobs shouljl not be obliged to pay for. All those now working In the Kern General Hospital .should be obliged to Htay on their jobs or take a vacation while they are running around In county carH working politics. The " Chamber of Commerce does not need two secretaries. TAXPAYER. Bakorsfleld. September 1C. 193G. (By FREDERIC J. HASKIN)= Q. How are tho earnings of Fedral Reserve Hanks distributed?—E. j. P. A. Tbe original Federal Hosorvo Act provided thai, after paymfent of a 8 por cent, dividend to member banks, all remaining net earnings should bo paid to tho United States as a franchise tax except that half Htich earning!* woro to bo segregated Into a surplus fund until it should reach 40 por cont. of pald-tn capital. This was amended to permit payments Into mil-plus until 100 por cent of capital WUB reached. Thereafter only 10 per cent of net earnings should bo added to Ihe surplus fund, tbo remaining 00 per cent going to tho government aa a franchise tax. Under thoBo provisions tho government has received franchise taxes amounting to $149,138,000. The most recent amendment abolishes the franchise tax, carrying nil net earnings above dividend requirements and ex- penuCB to the surplus fund to strengthen tho banks, capital structure. Q. 1-Moaoo give some information about tho Legion of Decency.—,!. Cl. A. Tho Legion of Decency was inaugurated and sponsored early in 1934 by a committee of Catholic bishops of the United Statun, known as the Episcopal Committee on Motion Pictured, pointed at This committee was ap- a general conference of tho Catholic Hierarchy hold In Washington, D. C., in November, 1933. Tho announced purpose of the organization was to urouHO public opinion against objectionable motion pic- ' lures and to urge tho Catholic people to avoid patronizing any such pictures. Q. What aro iho world's most beautiful cities?—13. H. J. A. Thero ' U a grout diversity of opinion in such a selection but Malcolm La Prude, travel authority, lists the following as the most beautiful cities in tho world: Rome, Venice. Paris, Edinburgh, Stockholm. Naples, New YorkL Dresden. Istanbul. Nice, Florence, Vienna, The Hague, Nuremberg, Budapest, Rio de Ju- Q. Who won Jhe last Mark Twain i nelro, Prague. Brussels, Gonova and - -- - -- ' Washington. medal?—J. M, A. Tho International Mark Twain j Society awarded the medal to Don Marquis for his outstanding contribution to American humor for over a quarter of a century. Q. How old Is the son of the late Wallace Held?—J. O. A. The motion picture star's son. William Wallace Reid, Is 19 years old, Q. How large la Loch Lomond?— N. D. A. It IH K miles Ion*; nnd bus an area of -7 square nilloa. Q. How is a puree made?—M. W. A. A puree U defined as a dish made by boiling food to a pulp and rubbing It through a sieve; especially a soup with thickening so treated. Q. How many hotels has Atlantic City?—F. M. A. The resort ha« more than 1200 hotel establishments of various sizes. A r**d*r o*n tet ttw Mumir to uu> au«tto« of fid Ii' wrlUnc'TlM IUV»r»fl«ld fMlfonvIn rnfortnttlon Hill-Mil. PWferto J. H»«k1n. !H Twu.r, Wuhtnttun. U. C llMM tooio* litre* (3) c«ou IM tepiy.

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