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* , ' '. ' ' : _..."".i.'..'.' s lAi./rJJeL:. ^^^'^A^^A^'^i.^^^^l^^^-'-'-^ .-•-. '^i.-*'. ...'».-.»^^.-^..-^.-.-j.--..*'.. ......'>-.-.. >-r--'...'»A.v •«..,.. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1936 i- Cbttotial Issued Even' Evening Except Sunday In Bnkersfleld, Kern County, California _____ >ren~posroff[c« at Dakernfielcl, California, ns B«eomi H mall iiiultor under the Act of Coiigress_Mareh », J870 " """MEMBER OK "THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Th« Associated I>C*HH Is excliislv«lv entitled. _tp .tho^usfl e so . . ,„. for publication of all newn dlBpatchon credited U> It or not othorwlHe credited In this paper. and ulm> th« local not othorwlne news published therein. ____________________________________________ ThP Baknrsf fold Cullfornian Is also a client of the United PreM and the Unlt«.t Mows and ni.-elvon the complete leased wire wervlco of both. __ IlEPHKSIDNTATtVlis Bryant. Griffith ft nrunnon. Inc. New York, Chicago, IH'troH, Atlnnia, Boston San I,nn fn Co. In-'. Hwitllc, Portland WASHINGTON M. <-'.. iiunrjAt: Kn>dcrlo .1. H«mkln. IMre'-lnr, U tiHhlnRtuii, D. C. sunscmi'TioN ruicra rellvored hv carrier or nmll In x»n«» OMB. two, tin"* per month, «:.*; « month*. »3.M>; I yptir J7.00. Bv in'all In postal « four In eight, per month. THIS PAPRH MAIMS IN TIIK U. H. A. MAKING IT OFFICIAL W E ARE living in an n#e of Irealy scrapping. The lulrsl movement is to «ivc officinl sanction to wliut lins already been done in actuality by some of the signatories of the Versailles Treaty. Kordtfii Minister Anthony Eden of Great Britain has proposed to the League of Nations Assembly that the. League Covenant he taken from that pact and that the Irealy itself be revised to meet new conditions among the notions. Should this suggestion meet w.ith support the final step will have been taken to dissipate the dream of President Woodrow Wilson of a world pledged to banish warfare. The Covenant of the League was the conception of the American President, and it was on his determined advocacy that it was included in the treaty. To him the other articles were subordinate to those that included the foundation of the League. His insistence on the League brought the opposition that clouded his later days. Eden's proposal may have more profound intentions than appear on the surface. He wants Germany's return to Iho League, he says; thus making a friendly gesture to the reich, and so establishing a counter move to Italian influence there. It speak'of the injury to stable.government caused by the expression of passing emotion rather than mature judgment," The four-year Presidential election system has worked well, and the present commanding position of the United Stales among the governments of the world is due to this wise provision of the founders, BUSINESS CONTINUES ADVANCE S INCE the beginning of this year there has been no setback lo the udvnnce in retail trade. Each week's reports by business agencies have shown n continuous advance over corresponding periods of Ihc preceding year. The record for the ppst seven days is no exception. Even without the confirmation of figures nnd comparative statistics it is obvious to most persons that prosperity in large degree has returned. The next step in industrial nnd commercial progress will be toward eliminating entirely the burden of unemployment. The correlation of business progress nnd employment will remove one of the great problems of the depression. When thai happens the nation may then be said to be bock to its normal industrial activity. New high indices in industry are reported. Not only were they above Ihe same period of last year, but they surpassed those of Ihe previous week with allowance for holiday adjustment. This advance lias been general, every section of the nation contributing its share, but the greatest gains aro reported in the manufacturing cilics of the easl-north-cenlral region and on Ihe Pacific Consl. From other sources it is known that California especially has had u prosperous year, drapes, cotton, fruits and vegetables have been abundant and prices good, while the oil industry has gained by Ihe addition of new wells. Kern counly has hud u large share of this beneficence, and has figured in business statistics among Ihe while spots of the nation. TBN YEARS AGO. . (Tin CHIfomUn, thli duo, 1116) Headlines: Swears Almeo at tar- tncl, May Sli; Millionaire witness nays he itnw piuitor at resort few days after disappearance; Yankees will de- pond greatly upon five star pitchers for victory; Miller Hugging t» miracle man; Rescue crew Is near trapped 42 minor*; ProoeedH of $40,000 Llborty bondo traced to Hurry Daugherty. Tho Koverond William K. Patlclt lias boon made a member of the Llon'a Club hero. Korn county hu,H oversubscribed Its Florida relief fund of $1600 by moro than $200, Wooltly dinner dances will bo offered at Hotel El Tcjon. Marry Coffee, cldthlng store proprietor will speak at the Klwunla Club horo. TWENTY YEARS AGO i (TlltCillfornUn. tlilKUH, 18101 Howcll IH now expected to bo O. 0. P. Htato chairman; Com- blea, last obstacle to allied drlvo at Uapaumo IH now tottering; British finally enter town after extensive campaign on Homme front; Spectacular battle In wont wine entente forces 1000 yards of territory; Indian blarnua Jealouny for killing of nquawman. 'P. H. Uurkn reports that he IH swamped with requests for display apaco tit tho agricultural fair tents hero. Mr. and Mra. Frank McSmlth have roturnod from an enjoyable motor trip to Willow Springs and Lancnator. Mr. and Mm, William Tracy are on IL motor trip through the northern part of tho valley. RANDOM NOTES The American I'lcd Cross is one organi/.a- TIHllTY YEARS AGO <Th< Culirornlin. IhU iUt«. 1000) Headlines: Iloarst will bo noml nat<-d; Tammany IB In control; Jer oinn talltH of revolt; Charles E. HughOH will lead Now York Hepub 1'lkt'H Peak christened; Cor- held at top or peak; Threo douil from open railway switch. After declaring for old-style football I'orlcrvlllo now wanta ,|o play Itugby and Unkcrafleld fane aro annoyed over this declHlon. At a meeting called for A. Stonor'a store, monibora of tho Bluo Hock Club hern will plan a two-day trap- Dhootlug tournament for next month. Truxtmi Ltealo IIIIN returned from New York and will spend tho win- tor with Mm. Bealo at tho Tejon BEGIN ItEllB TODAT Kir Dunn, prttty youni nan«, tppltx for t Job M itiwtrdMi on Orertind Aln»». In the Ovtritnd offlw tht encfluntari Ted Orahtin. viUriti pilot, who rilM the Trtni- ptclflo roul*. L4r««U du< to Onhirn'i In- (ertenilon ih» U «M»tH«d lot t trltl ptrlod. Two otber tlrU, porU If.t and Allo Mllltr. «f« uetpled on U)»'nm« bull. Tht (turn ftrli begin lb«lr preliminary trttnlni. Dorli li flrtt to win n muUr Job. Alice lurprhe* the olhen b> announcing her mirrUie to Chuck Jonet. • pilot. Kay la tuliintd to the wentem rtliUlon, flilni from Itano to 8«n FnncUco. Hhn en- Jori her work, but one evenlni, lonely «hd rtUcoutiiei), the loei to * nliht club where »lio rriMU Monte Illttne, a pilot who lelli her he \t lolni to fly the TrtnipuUlo rout* with Urih<m, Dlslnt h*» been drlnktnt. lie f>U< wleep In the lirlni room of Kay'e •partment. She leti blm etay, looklni the door ot her bedroom. NOW 00 ON WITH THE STOUT CHAPTER VII Kay eaw to It that Monte Blalne caught tho afternoon piano for Oakland. Sho was on duty on this ship. Morito sank back In his paesenger's seat, watching her Idly and grinning when she passed him In the aisle. Once she saw him grimace with pain, and clutch his head. Sho came to him uimmlllngly. "Will you have another bromo-aeltzer, sir? Perhaps It would help your head!" He turned beet-rod, but when ho saw that none of tho passengers were looking, caught her hand. "Please. You're a pal!" he said. "Look at that snow down there. And those little huge running' around—" "Oh, those are skiers," she said. Sho saw him talking to the Pilot, and a moment later he was back. "At last I know your namel I'll be waiting In a laxlcab outside tno terminal In 10 minutes, Kay Dunn." Twenty minutes later she came out of the airport terminal, and there ho was, sitting In tho taxlcab. He opened tho door for her, and helped her In. "You're not going to walk, out of my lite, Kay. Now what shall we do? Dine first or go watch tho Flying Mariner come In? She's due at 6 o'clock, and It's C:4B." • * * Kay's heart skipped a. beat, The Flying Mariner was Ted Oraham'8 ship. She said, breathless, the Mariner come.In." 'Lot's watch "That's Soda Springs, to ski?" Do you like "Lovo U! But I thought California was all orange groves and sunshine." "There's moro snow between Reno and Sacramento than there Is In all Switzerland," she said. Hhe camo baok again when they passed over the American river canyon, a gigantic black yawn In tho earth. She wanted lo show him the two forks of tho river, like tiny silver 'thread* weaving In and out in tho black depths. But Monte was Hound asleep In his chair. Ho slept all the way to Oakland Airport. When ho woke up Kay had his arm and was shaking him. "This Is Oakland, sir!" she said. "You change here for the trans- Pacific flight." When ho stood tip beside hor, laughing, Mho saw how tall and broad ho wnfl. Sho handed him his hat, and said, "I hope you enjoyed your trip, sir!" "Now I ask you," Monte said, "is that tho way to talk to me?" Kay saltl quickly, "Ooodby, sir!" also creates a diversion from the dilVerences ! ,i, (ll || 1I|( ,,nvcl8 and interests every person, that have, arisen on the continent of Knropo j | n wnr mu | p|1|lcc i( is sim » T |, C (' im ,t ( . s | over Fascism and Communism. If the Ku- I ,\I () ||, (T ,,f Them All." In lime of disas- ropcun nations can he induced to discuss , k . r n j s || u , over-ready help, and does elll- =(By PAUL MALLON—Copyright 1936) other matters beside their internal troubles the feurs of dominance by either of these systems will be removed. In any event the VeraiilleH Treaty has been a demonstrated failure, and has been repudiated by Germany, Italy and Japan with impunity. The League itself has become inept in preventing aggressions. The revision of the entire pact, or its cancellation, would add to the harmony of Europe. ONCE IN FOUR Y15 A US S OMK critics of government have declared that the system of electing a ] President of the I'niled Slates every four years has the disadvantage of being regulated by the calendar instead of by (lie stale of public opinion. They would have it changed so that the Presidential term should be shorter in order that it would better interpret current feelings on political all'airs. When the Constitution was being framed tuich objections were debated and the conclusion was reached that the four-year term was stilliciently short It) keep the executive department in touch with the views of the electorate, and long enough to allow the President to put his policies into operation. On his performance of the duties of his office in that time, the citizens could llien judge whether he was worthy of a second term or should be replaced. Under the American system of government the four-year term gives stability ami .continuity to the voice of the people. It prevents the passions of (lie moment aroused over what may be only temporary political difficulties, from becoming a permanent verdict. Time softens anil solves many vexed questions, and when citizens have opportunity to consider important governmental problems their decision is more likely to be the result of balanced judgment. In the long history of the nation this has been demonstrated, and the country has been saved from disastrous consequences by the necessary delay in reaching conclusions. In the opinion of most competent observers the four-year Presidential election bus, besides its other merits, that of concentrating the views of citizens on the larger problems of government at one time, instead \YASIIINOTON, sept. SB.—Those v commissioners sent by President IlooHovelt to I'Juropn to Btudy ro-opa worn soon horo lately going homo fiently and quickly what every person would \vi,sli lo do if on the KJIO! and able to assist. ! bors had not told, no ono woiilcl In this way it is the ollleial deleuale of ' lll " ow , lhrtpy '•°i»™«<i to this country •' " i about 10 cliiyH ago with tho plan eili/.en.s lo earry out their wishes when need ' rails. It is Hie embodiment of the natural sympathy of every person for those in dis- lri««i«i Hv Irniiiimf mill m-mmi/iil ii HI ilv nf MISS. n> naming and otftnm/iiiion us 01- Ilcials can acl ably and imderslanilingly with ^I'cal and little emergencies thai could not otherwise be met. which Agrlculturn Secretary Wai- lam IIIIH vxpcntoil will P*""«II the ciiiintry lulu a t:u-opi<rallvo state within (h» noxt HO yt'iii'M or so. They I'Mciipeil N|I||I news rcrxirtom nnd UVPII They stood on the landing docks at Ship Harbor and watched the blood-red sun sink into the Golden Gate of tho bay. The dying rays of sun fell across the gigantic cables of the new bridge, longest In .the world. A squadron of leviathans, battleships, was anchored under the bridge. ' They saw the Mariner winging her way across the Golden Gate, the sun rays glinting on metalled silver hull and wings. It was, to Kay, a sight both fantastic and unreal. This plane, In the space of five days, 'had dipped Into the'China Seas, Into Manila bay; Into tho tiny coral lagoons that dotted the mid-Pacific ocean, Into tho bay at Honolulu, and was now coming to rest In San Francisco bay. Jt was a little dark before the Mariner reached Ship Harbor and suddenly tho lights were switched on In tho GO portholes. It looked as If a flying hotel were coming down out of the skies. They heard the roar of the four 800-horsepower motors as the Mariner glided down toward the waters, still speckled with tho glint of tho parting sun. The flying shU> came to rest, settling down like a giant bird, and then taxied slowly to the landing. The disembarkation was like that attending the landing of a trans-At- lantic steamer. Orders were barked. Bells rang. A gangplank was thrown over tho side, and the porters went on to take off tho mall and baggage. Twelve passengers camo down to tho quay and waited for tho customs examination. * * * Kay watched the passengers closely. What a story they told ot this superhuman undertaking In tho air. There was a missionary, home from China: a Chinese student coming to America; a Japanese* merchant. One oldish couple, tourists, still had Hawaiian leis around their necks. An army officer strode down tho gangplank, resplendent with spurs. There waa a tall, gangling Engllah- man In tweeds, chatting with his daughter, a pretty girl with reddish cheeks. A woman In black veils waited silently. A smartly gowned young woman chatted In French In that In- 1 ' terlude of wavering chimera between sound eleep and wide awake- ness there Is for me always a cascade of thoughts. Tumbling out of tho past, a backwash of memory. Such as: The dignified editor showing us through his Glasgow plant and remarking they once 'Used one of our "streaks"—Mutt and Jeff. I like to swim up to this rosy borderland with that pink Hush that presages sunrise. In such languor all the world Is gorgeously tinted. Out of tho fading loam comes a chuckle. Victor Moore's auper Idiocy. Removing his neck from the guillotine and climbing up to repair the suddenly stuck head chopper. A George S. Kaufman touch! A flash of recollecting recalls George Fitch, the Galesburg. 111., humorlat with a Coolldge-llke face. He authored the Slwash stories and died all too young. Davennort's cartoons of Big Business riding gloatingly on parade floats, borne by aplndte-legged starvelings representing child labor. • The ,drummer called to the pool hall to behold the wizardry of the local artist. 'To whom he said: "You're wasting time around here." The vaudeville cbntortlonlat In a frog suit. The opera house curtains and Its watery bit of Venice framed In butcher shop ads. the actor's peephole puncturing the gondolier's rib. Whirling prisms of thought. How they flicker In kaledloscoptc, blur In early hours. Snatches of yesterday. A happy Irishman, a bartender In East Liverpool. Ohio, who was wont to aay for no reason aa he raked In change: "And she never smiled again!" Prophetic. I wonderl Those 15 minutes for dinner at the Santa Fe stops with the Senogamblan beat- Ing the whey out of a huge ntong to direct passengers to lunchrooms. Everybody bolting In wild panic. While a benign tooth-picking conductor Intoned: "Don't hurry— plenty of time!" Floats up an ancient story that still wlnnowa a smllp. The fellow who walked up to Douls Mann In front of tho Aator, picked threads and stuff from his lapels and said "Have you a five you can spare?' Barked Mann: "No and you canvput those things back." A scene from a show at Heuck's Over the Rhine In Cincinnati, Sophisticated woman n long black velvet drawing the curtain on a mad wlne-woman-and* song scene and murmuring to the sod-buster she has In tow with all dramatic atopa out: "And this, my , 'rlend,, la Bo-heem-yahr Quickly*. 'It this la Bohemia, I'm going baok to Ottumwa." And how -^o roaredt, m A vague, futile groping; for, thai Thaekerytem In Vanity Fair, about :ho old codger of England who offe'd to the continent for the waters,with' which to purge the excesses of a leavy social season. It almost cornea, then trembles away. Whatevervlt was,'It was a honey. Then! The 1 "Took the Veil" period In American literature. Somebody gave mo Meredith's "Lucille" when. I waa away at school, a fancy volume all flori- ated In brown suede. A bit deep, yet It served to touch off a-young man's fancy. I : wrote proposals to five different girls the same day. And how P 1 . Marlon Crawford's story saddened* The White Slaterl, What tears when she told the young-man she'waa, going away, In the*'memorable, shocker: "To nurse-the lepers'-Of Rangoon!" One could feel the baok hair lift. , . ''.;,. The first faint rumble deep In th» Park avenue canyon. The cab line * forming on the Waldorf's hlpa. One wondera where the street sprlnklera of yeateryear? And all those indusr trlous people we once saw "keeping things up"—setting posts, trimming hedges, painting back porches, etc. Thousands of newcomers will begin arriving In an hour or so for their first glimpse and perhaps grapple with the big town. Thousands who signed off down country to taker a city office job or chose a career. Thouaanda who will never find de- aired companionship and who will • eventually wonder whether to go on grimly or take a what's the use. attitude. New recruits: for' the Lonesome Hearts Clubs! Thoughts, thoughts. thoughts. Dawn In the offing. The giant metropolis dropping Its nocturnal cloak and shadow boxing „ with another day. Many will take the count before the sun dips. Memory: That fellow at the movies with-a «bag:of peanuts and the snuffles. The maglo of far away names—Slnganore,-Mad- * agaacar, Zanzibar. Small to,wrT de-. lights: The fish story tellers vs. the hailstone boys. What whoppers! .. EDITOR'S NOTK—The Cillfomlui will print l«tl«r«-from waden. Sueh letura MUST. b« «m- . fined to 160 words wtltten legibly «nd on one «ld« of the p«p»r. The spwe limit U lmper»UT«. .. Mo inonymoud communication* will be printed. This Is emph»tlo. The Ctllfornlan reMrrn the.niht -j to delete or reject »ny or all manuscript* »nd (s not ttipon«lble for sentiment* contained therein. | Letura of more than 1BO words will be rejected. Brevity Is a desirable feature. They muit be bent fldeiy signed by tho writer with complete address «l»en. although the name may not b» published. , To carry on its groul work money is needed. Hut proportionate to ils service Ihc imounl is insignificant when contributed by •very interested person. The annual Holl j ('.all for membership opens on Armistice ! Day, and delinite methods of procedure for it are lo he arranged al a meeting lo he held l>y San ,loiu|iiin valley delegates in Bakersfield on October ill. * '' ( ' * Californians will want more proof of the ige of Ihe macroxamia tree of Queensland, Australia. According lo a report front thai antipodean province this tree is said to be 12,000 years old, and is, therefore, Ihc oldest living thing in Ihe world. Hitherto it has been the accepted belief that Ihe giant redwoods of the Sierra Ihe Sequoia (iiganlea were not only Ihe largest trees in existence, but Ihe oldest. The reputed ages of Ihe California trees have been given as ranging from 1201)0 lo -1000 years. These have been definitely calculated by experts from (heir ring measurements and Ihe largest of those slill standing average 1KIOO years. The Queensland tree may be as old as Ihe report ascribes to it, but more authoritative proof will be required before California gives up ils claim lo be Ihe home of Ihe oldest living things. Mr. Hitler, looking longingly across the fence toward Hussia, says that "if Germany had a vast area of the agricultural land now under the dominion of Moscow and rould annex Siberia, everything would bo all right in the 'Fatherland'." Thai sounds a good deal like the expression of the weary one who .sal beside Ihe highway and opined that if lie only owned a limousine nnd u bank, everything would be well with him. Tho wonder is thai Hitler's rather inane expres- anil.* when by lluilr own friends, emit- ti'd only guttural sounds of reluctant ri-c'oKnitlun. Thin uiiHPt>mly conduct In causing coimiii'iit within Iho new deal Inner circle, cxpcrlnlly boc.aiiHO tho com- ml!>MlniH.'i-H wprii-Bcnt upon tholr mis- filon thi-po inontliH itgu with tho fan- fnrn of a While llouso unnounce- Wha't happened will not be known officially for sonm tlmo, hut you cnn unfply lx>t your last million dolliirn mlHHloncrti vplonr-d among tho com- regarding the co-operative theory. In fart, you may oxpoel two report* to ho submitted to the President, one a minority report, signed by ono or two commissioners. • V • \\;OUV)S— The niiiln troublo la "co** operative" Is too big a word. Ulcn "Inflation" and "progressive," It npruwlu over such a wide, ncalo of that It has lost any specific . I'Vit- cxninplrt. to inoDt people It ineaiiH urodiicnrn' co-o|>n, HUcJi as 1m ve been developed among farmers In this country. ICveryone IN for them. Mr. Hoover as well an Mr. Hoonevelt, Mr. t<emke and probably nlno J. P. Morgan. The lilmlH of co-ops ntudlotl by tho UkmerB in lOuropo were conautnera' co-ops. Industrial co-ops, otc. Thin l» tin ontlroly dlf foront subjnot covered by the. immo nanm. It Involved wholly different economic 1 theories, tho possibility of federal endowments sponsoring eon- Burner HlorcM which would compoto wltb local morc'ImnU, elimination of middlemen, then eotmumer factories iiiul, In the liiMt, 11 federal consumer oral direction pointed by European consumer co-op experience. The two farm commlssionorH uro said to be In tho throes of grave doubts. • * • \VflfJDOM—Tho co-op study was V" originally Intended for use In the presidential campaign. Tho one or iioro reports will be on Mr. Roosevelt's desk within a few days. However, there Is moro than an even chanco that ho will drop them Into a keg-lined can and let them ago. \lso n. suggestion him boon made .hat ho may put them In tho bath tub nnd turn on tho water. Most !x)iloslve oxpcrts consider them poll li-ally dangerous. For ono thing, the President IB now applying tho new Patman-Rob- nwon law to protect Individual mer- chnnts. For another, some farm Ihlnkors aro beginning to suspect [ho double meaning of the co-opera- live theory an rolutcd to prices they may KP! through consumer co-opera- Lives. From an economic standpoint, l question mark IH likewise developing around tho point of whether con- Humor co-oporatlvoH are feasible In lines where tho price margin between producer and consumer Is not very wide. * * * A MBUTNE88 — Agriculture seore- tary Wallace Is answering Governor London's farm program Friday night with far moro authority than ho professes to have. Mr. Wallace was unexpectedly called to Hyde Park early In the week on what was advertised as a mysterious mission. Word was given out that ho was talking over nomo phases of crop Insurance with tho President. Tho fact Is Mr. Huosovplt. railed htm In to frame tho reply to Mr. I^indon. Mr. Wallace has five ghost writers, which IH four moro than most other officials have, except the President. Ho has often done ghost- work for tho chief exocutlvo, but thin Is tho first tlmo Mr. Roosevelt ghosted for him. If you will tie this fact up with Iho smart Democratic mov»» In reserving competitive radio tlmo for dm Pronldpnt OKtiliist Al Smith, and the othpr anticipatory moves made here lately, suoh as announcement the stood close by. fretting with tho customs examination. When Kay looked up again sho saw Ted Graham coming down the gangplank with five other members of tho crew. They all looked surprisingly fresh after the 16-hour flight from Honolulu. Ted camo down last and stood there, watching the whole scene with a practiced eyo. Ho seemed so proud of this solid achievement In tho «lr. Ho didn't want to leave the ship until tho last detail of disembarkation was complete. In tho five years of preparation for tho transpacific flight ho had given his attention to much detail. The groundwork had been scientifically laid for this achievement and Ted had seen It through from Its Infancy. Mechanical efficiency was the thing. Steadiness; Rigid discipline. Keen calculation. Instrument work. Robots. Radio beams. Automatic steering devices. Flying ships that would withstand high sens and stay afloat. All this had meant but .one thing to Ted Graham, chief pilot of Transpacific Airways. Scientific pro areas. The Mariners were tho result of years of steady planning, not only In the aeronautical laboratories, but In the service. The crews had been carefully, painstakingly trained over lesser routes than the Pacific flight. They had put In thousands of hours In the air. They knew exactly what they worn about. They didn't allow for mistakes. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Editor The Californlan: It remains for a judge In a small western city to display the courage of his convictions when It comes to sentencing a purveyor of drugs who was sent to the bastlle for a year with three years' probation the other day. The defendant possessed and transported Indian hemp. Judge Erwln W. Owen said: f 'I want it understood that there will be no 30-day sentences for crimes of this sort while I am on the bench." In times past a man was. hanged for stealing a sheep or a horse, but now ho is free to help poison his follow- men after a mere 30 days' chastisement In most cases, while those to whom he has passed tho drugs carry on the good work. If he.can secure a good lawyer, he need not even bo proven guilty, though caught with tho stuff. Ho can be carrying a package for a "nice old gentleman nnd not know what was In it." Often this sort of alibi passes In spite of a past record. Justice Is Justice', so they say, control of bitnlo Industrta* In a OOIYI- of tho crop Insurance Investigation l>|etn 'Vo-onmntlvo Mats." which on the eve of tendon's farm speech. would permit cii|illn!!mn to «xlat on tho Hide If It could Htnnd mich competition. ThlM IH whe'-e tbci commission unlit. Th« three original brain trutilorn tip- pointed on the conunlMHHlon aro HIIP- ppseil to have Ix'lloveil the U. IS. i.'ouhi profitably start out In tho gen you will hnvo »omo Idea of tho Inner alert neon of the Democratic, cam- imlKii. II bus nnmzotl most Wnoh- InRton political olwrverH. who fancy Unit they know Kotnotlilng about politics. And tho cempalffti does not Kliirt until Mr. Roosevelt opens It ut S.vraouHo next Tuesday. of having them dissipated ami of less value sums could result in ruining the Hussion if spread over short periods, 1 Elections in other democracies that have no written Constitution may be culled at short notice. Tho result is dislocation of . governmental machinery and disorganization, of industrial and business life, not to press and the Russian leaders. His fuhnina- tions were very much llk.o those of some pt our American lawmakers who hove little concern over the way their speeches ure received in Congress and who admittedly are talking for home consumption. Tho only place where Irishmen j Olympic weight lifting chnmplonB can talk now IH In drinking phujcH, M hoiiM bo Just tho men to give ar'-•--•• - • " aut with tho high cost of drink, talk/ .„..,.. Incr l« becoming a very expensive oo-1 pyrnmlda. ouputlun and mor«'n tho pity.—Professor Tim O'Donoghuo, Irish Free State. a hand In peeking under i A Detroit reader i Identify old China. in the old day.. U took throe or | four years for an American SOUK to , Hluk Into tho hearts of tho people, a»ks how to After Japan's ""«*" U "° ° f Today Kong, no matter how tho popularity of any not I more than six weeks.—acne Buck, nreeidant of the* American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, l0 Kli11811 " » for i-oslstance. If . they're uslnu campaign cigars. Under the monetary new " "' havjnjt arisen in for Iho great resource modern «cl- encc has provided.. Pemooraey 1« n failure because It cannot create money.—.Professor Frederick Boddy, ~ ' scientist. ' There's nothing glamorous about i Whoever buys John Gilbert's over- Mice bed, eight feet wide, will-do'we) to Insure It for blanket coverage, Jews Owens' mother said her *. .. * ^*"« *» uivii in w ' ivwBUii \v • uvitl ,,. .i «.- uu ' n °. n *"^ glamour.-- nobody cowtd outdistance Walter Wwt, movie makeup expert. | jene couldn't Tod had frequently said to the young, keen-spirited pilots under him: "There Is no place, absolutely no place, for deeds of dorrlng-do, In long distance flying over water." Indeed ho had once been heard to say that tho same thing held for successful long distance marriage In this modern apte! But suddenly Ted turned around tind saw Kay nnd his face broke Into the smile that distinguished him. Ho had recognized her! But Monte Blulno already was pumping his hand, Monto drew Kay forward and said, "1 wnnt you to meet a swell girl I found In Reno • last night. Kuy« Dunn." Tnd laimhrd nnd put out his hnnd. "I'd novor forgot that hair a» long as I'd Uvo." ho onld. Monto was nonplussed. "Why, IIHVP you already met? Gosh, am I ] dumb! Or have I been taken for a | ride by—" "I once know Mr. Graham for exactly throo hours," Kay said. "Ho hi'lpeO mo get my Job on Overland Airways. He was very kind." Ted winked at Monte. "I've got a siwlnl Interest in this girl," He faced her. "And what are you doing here?" "I've, spent ono night a week tor 10 Wonka In Onklnnd. but you were always In Guam." she snld, lauirh- InK. "Or Honolulu. Or Manila. I'm stewardess number 10, on the run from Reno to Oakland. I'm very much In the air." Ted regarded her smilingly- "I told you our tmths would cross." Monte hiul his arm. "Come on, let's go. Paint the town red.'.' Ted eyed htm sternly. "Sorry. Not for me. I've got a lot of detail to attend to here. Report to my office in the morning." '• "What—13 davs In foreign waters and no whoopee!" Monte exclaimed. "Not for me." Ted replied. "I'll be UP halt the night—checking the results of the last trip. Condjjtion« were excellent Tor a r«Check ot the radio navigation devices, particularly the ne,flf direction'.finder.' 8e*. yoy tomorrow. Good, wight,!' • . • He took Kay« hand, tipped his to. IVIa cun and wits gone, „ »plrlla suddenly went low. This ivan the dramatic meeting she had awaited so long—the past two judges aro Judges, men are men. and law Is law, sometimes, but tho whole sum adds up to a matter of manipulation. More judges with the determination and caliber of Judge Owen would engeifder respect for the dig nlty of the bench. C. F. C. Bakersfield, September 18. 1936. LACK OB 1 THOUGHT Editor The Callfornlan: Motorist voices the thoughts of many of us in remarking "I wonder what became of the highway patrol that was so well begun with tickets Issued at both ends ot the Ridge route?" Prom various remarks that have reached me It would seem that sneed was largely tho cause of Its dlscon tlnuance. We seem to have a mania to blame nil our troubles to speed The Idea of the control seems to have been to curb speed. This It could not do In a legal sense. Folks found that they could not bo pinched :or exceeding the speed limit on the >asls of tlmo alone. So that did not stop those who wished to drive rap- dly. Since the control could not actually control speed It was, apparently for that reason, discontinued. Nothing like being stubborn, so I still think that speed is not the cause of accidents, but lack ot thought. Now the control did causa folks to think. After receiving a ticket you might drjve fast, but you were also more careful to keep oi^t of trouble. . It also stopped , a • person from drinking»a bit heavily and then starting for Los Angeles. They probably went down sober and;got tight afterward, a decided improvement for those of us driving the highway. Also came back In a sober condition- Accidents were greatly reduced during the operation of the 'control and my guess is that the cause was * more thinking, rather, than less speed. As a suggestion put another control into effect, but do this: Simply give tho motorist a ticket with the time stamped on it. Make a note of the license number and If everything else seems In order send him on his way. Don't bother to pick up these tickets at any given point In case of trouble, an accident for example, the time of its occurrence can be checked with the ticket and tho list to determine elapsed time and give some idea ot average rate of speed. Vary the place of such control. That is, issue the tickets at Bakersfield, the Grapevine, Gorman, Cas- talc. etc., and also do it for a few hours, then patrol the highway for a few. Change It around so nobody will know when they are liable to bo checked, hence will alwa.vs be prepared. Just stopping a motorist long enough to see that things are O. K., noting time, etc., will increase sate driving. F. B. WILLIAMS. 2128 Nineteenth Street, Bakersfield. September 24, 1936. «(By FREDERIC J. HASKIN). any effect on Q. Has climate crime?—H. 1C. A. Studies have been made which seem to show that crimes against persons are moro common In warm climates, and against property In cold climates. Q, How many bells are there In the carillon at Richmond, Virginia? -M. N. A. It has 60 bolls arranged In five tiers, with tho small bells at the top ind tho largest at the bottom. Q. Beeches or English elms along months! ( Continued Mondavi tho Lincoln Pool?—O. W. Memorial Reflecting A. The trees are English elms, not beeches tia previously reported in this column. Q. How many people in this country are living In automobile trailers?—D. K. A. According to a recent survey made by the American Automobile Association, about 1,000,000 people in the United .States are now living In house trailers. A THOUGHT FOR TODAY .i brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a cas(le< — Proverbs, 18:19. • '.•••.' '«'»"• A very email offense may be n Just cause for great resentment; H IB often much lews the particular in stance which Is obnoxious to u« than the proof it can-log with It 01 tho general tftnor and disposition 01 •tho mind whence it .prune.—Qre- vtit* . Q. When, will the next enrollment n CCC camps occur? — W. Z. A. Tho next enrollment period for he Civilian Conservation Corps will begin October 1. Application for nrollmen t should be made through ocal federal relief agents. Only those Individuals who are sons of families which aro on relief, or who are veterans, are eligible. t Q, What is meant by apportionment variation in election return.? •si. W. A. One of the executives of IClng^. Features, who Is putting out a new.. voting test called the Crossley Poll. explains this In the following language: "Each voter in Nevada counts more than 16 times aa much. In deciding who shall be the next President, as the individual voter In. the state of New York. Nevada hoa only 23,000 families, yet it has three electoral votes: while New 'York, with 138 times as many families. has but 47 electoral votes. A similar disproportion run. through tho entire llpt of states," O. What is tho religious affiliation. , of William Lemke, candidate for the presidency on the Union ticket?— F. J, li. A. He la a German Lutheran. Q. Why was Hambletonian 10, given the numerical designation?— A. Ho 'is to described because his number is 10 In the trotting hone registry. . Q, On what date was Chicago'* first high school opened?— J. O. . A. On October 8, 1869. A rwrter wa s»t Uu wuwtc w «M of f»<* to wrtttai Tb* Bttaflttta Infenuitlon BaiMt, yrMtttak J. H»*Un,'»l. rotor. WMttMMo. D. C. 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