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p^^^^ i ' 4 ' H jfi,«™*^^^^P^ TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 29, 193(5 Cbttortal Bage of 0alifowiatt Issued Every Kvcnine Wxeept Humlny In Bskersflold. Kern County, (,'nllfornla Entered In post offlrm nt »iiki«rsfl.-ld, California, IIH sneond clUHB mull niiiller under the Act of Cotifrrons Mim-h 3, 187(1 MBMHTSU OF TUB ASHOCIATISD The AsHOoliitMl I'tPKB I" nxoUiKlvoly mitltloil to Hie u«n for pi.Wlcn Ion of all news dlspnl olios rrcclllnd o It or 1,01 otherwise rrfirlllml In llilH paper. ami nloo Iho locnl neWH wibllKhod lhi;rnln. The nnl(or«flfl.l I'ttllfornlan In nl»o n Hlcnt «f tlm Uiillij.l PrpHs iinrl Hi.. I'lillPil Ni-ws nnd r' : .'"lv<,H Ilin romplctn leased wlrr Hcrvlrc of liolli. UICPHKHICNTATIVKH nryiinl. rirlffllli K Hrnn*on. Inr. Yorii, riili'HK", hflroli, Atliintn, llonlon \\VHt-Mollliliiy-.MoirniiHcn ro., Inc. Him FnmclNco. I, OK A ti Helen. WMillln. Portland WANUlNiJTON. D. <: li- ,1. lUiNhln. I)lrc.<'ti>r, . WiiHlilrifflun, H. C. HW1HCIUPT1ON PIUCIO l>llver»il In- cnrl'lnr or mnll In poHliil K.IIICII """,'«"', {lire... m'r »>o,,lU. '"«•; « monlliN. W.f.n, I y.-iir »7.00. Tlv mull In nosllil vtoiinn four tn nlglil, (>"r montli. Rue. THIS PAPI3II MAD13 IN TIHO U. H. A. ON THE WAY F RANT.K'S nlmmlonmcMil of Ilic. slumlord lias bronchi tin- oilier members of the H<>kl bloc, inlo line for run-nicy slubi- li/iition, mid now the world cnii look forward lo tbr cstiililislimcMl of cxcliiingc rn- lios tlinl will fitiinulnto inlrrnnlionul Irnd- iiiK on I be Inrtfosl soile since Ibe wlir. \Vilh Ibe inlerrhimtfc of coinniodilieH nl known prices lo be pnid for in currencies tlinl luive sluble viilnes every Million bits mi incenlive to export its Hiirpbis tfood.s or Ibose iiecessilicH or luxuries Hint lire in de- uuind in oilier countries. Modern civili/.n- lion is so orgiini'/.ed Ilinl tbe coniniodilies of one counlry Hint ciiiniol be grown or niiintifncliired in nnolber linve become nn essenlinl purl of Ibe lift 1 of Ibe importing notion. Ituliber, for exiiinple, cunnol be produced in Ibe United Stales, but Ibis pro- duel is necessary for automobile tires, and Americans as Ibe ^rcnlcs! users of motor curs, are Ibe largest consumers of Ibis commodity, wbicb lias lo be imported from tropical producing areas. I'nless Ibere is a uniform value between Ibe currency of llw selling counlry and Hint of Ibe buying nation there can In 1 no sound basis of commerce. The universal abandonment of Ibe Hold standard, with the re-adjustment of exchange values on slabili/.ed currencies in terms of a common medium such as j^old, promises lo give every nalion Ibe opportunity lo rc-cslablish its export trade on a sound basis for the benefit of all. In economics no nation can live, for itself alone. France has tried it and failed. The j world lias been sulTerin^ from Ibe restraints on thai margin of surplus production thai j goes inlo export trade. The day has now j arrived when it will be freed from Hint llmdldom. and world recovery will be Hie result. dories of the govern mant's relief program bill some of Ilicin lire,, nnd Ibe olliers, if they are. gainfully employed, are doing work Ilia I belongs lo American citizens. The expulsion of these people ought lo be ti governmental program and such a program would be in line with Ihe policy of European nations nnd with some on tbe American continent. No alien can permanently lake a job in Mexico while there are Mexicans unemployed. In France and in (lei-many aliens are permitted to work only when there is a scarcity of labor. When the. emergency is past they arc refused further employment and are directed lo depart for their own countries. In view of Ihe fact that we arc still finding it necessary lo make work for our own people, the wisdom of following a program which Muds favor elsewhere cunnol bcvqucw- Honed. The American Legion will have done another good work if il points the way lo Ibe inauguration of a policy which will protect our own people and send the aliens illegally here back lo Ibe. countries from which Ihev came. ALFRED HARRBLL AND PBOPtltSfOH, , KOKKST FIRE DANGER a constant in California. summer Despite KHKN'8 TRAFFIC TOM, I N ONI 1 ', week less than a year Kern county registers a loll of 100 deaths from traffic accidents. On October .">, l!Klf>, The C.ali- forniaii began its weekly record of fatalities from highway accidents and scarcely one seven-day period passed without addition to the list. The Ik-cord does not include the hundreds of those who were injured, many of them maimed for life, or incapacitated from earning their living at their accus- > lomed occupations. Neither does il lake into | consideration the ruin brought lo many homes through the permanent injury or dentil of Ihe breadwinners or lives cut short in their prime. The ghastly llecord only gives Ihe bare facts, and from these Ihe reader may conjecture Hint behind them there lies not only the tragedy of death, but Ibe misfortunes lo dependents and others that follow in its train. t'nless Ibe weekly Death's llecord of The C.alifornian curries with it in Hie minds of those who read il the warning lo drive carefully; to watch highway signals; lo obey Ibe rules of the road; to take no risks; lo sec thai their brakes are in good order; and that their machines can be properly eon- trolled, the intention of its repeated publication will be in vain. Ik-bind the UK) deaths already recorded lies tragedy. This weekly and annual holocaust can be vastly reduced or perhaps eliminated. The California!! will continue this warning until an awakened public iUs purpose unnecessary. F OKF.ST tires around fall mem every precaution that can he taken by appeals to cili/(;ns and tourists an annual toll of thousands "of acres of valuable limber is token. This year' gives indication of surpassing Ibose of former seasons. More than 101) forest and brush lires are reported sweeping across 12 California counties. Some of them are endangering vast timber stands and destroying everything in their path over nearly '100,000 acres. Warnings have been issued in Kern counly that with lowering humidity this region faces Ibe same menace as Ibe northern counties now being devastated, and that in consequence every precaution is to be taken by citizen* lo prevent lires. I'nforlunately, much harm is wrought from want of thought as well as want of heart, and one careless person may undo the self-restraint of thousands of others in Ibe tinder regions of (lie foothills and the mountains. A thoughtlessly thrown live, ! mulch or burning cigarel or cigar stub, or a camp lire left not completely extinguished may do incalculable damage thai not only all'ecls the present but the future limber and soil values of Ihe slate. Denudation of the forests either by lire or by reckless culling of limber bus its effect on conservation of water and on soil ero- sioii. Several of the desert regions of Ihe earlh have been brought to thai condition by the carelessness and Ihe greed of the peonies thai onces lived in what wen? once fertile areas. Tbe lesson of Ihe past has its fruit in the protective measures that hove been token in the Dulled States to conserve Ibis wealth of natural resources, lint in order lo be elVeclive Ibe wholehearted and unanimous co-operation of every person is required. Those who disregard these advices and warnings are public enemies. TI5N YKAR8 AGO (The CiUfomUn. thli dtl». 1020) Mm. Kennedy col- In court; Coolldgo told only his active aid can nave O. O. P. thin fall; rtdvnntaKa In Inflnld IB given to Car- dlrmln; KcyoH rcadH Almoo Htory Into kidnaping record; fioheny lind Sin- dltilr riRht U. H. for Kern and Wyoming oil landn; young killer falls to K«t nnw trial. A domontcd man Hlartled poiicHtri- ruiH hnro today by utrollliiK nbout In hid nightshirt. I'ollco took him Into GUHtody. I Id had c'Hcapod from a local lionpliul. Hay llalloy, candidate for dlHtrlct attorney, «pt>nt an active day cam- piilxnlMK at Murlcopit, 11. II. H n board him returned from a coiiHl menllriMr of building officials at Han 3tmn. Tim Hholl Oil Company Is prepar- InR to brlntf In another well In nee- lion 0, 27-28. ' TW15NTV YUAUH A00 (llu C'tliromlin, Oil* fl«io. ItllO) llottdllnofl: Rrltltdi UHO "crawllnR mounters"; TankH provo Rroat stir- jirlso In warfare and Hnom irniiroKnabio: Mroail prlco In HakerHflnld to bo ralw'd nnxt wi-ok; Ili-ounco loaf will b'i 0 cnritH Ittnti'iid of 5; I'hllllcH boat Brooklyn 8 to \ In fight, for National l.iC!i.Kii« fliiKi Hoinrnn luitllu continual* with violent bombardment of artillery. Will Tnpmu.n IH attondliiK Iho University of Honthorn ('ullfornla. M!HM 1'oart ThompKon, Roxlon Tlm-d and I'rofosKoi' AimindHon outer- liilnud Junior CO||PK|IIUH liero. Tin; Charli'H Clui|illn motion pic- turn now born IH "A NlRht In Iho Hhow." br.ro TIMIITV Y15AKH A(l() (The CAlirornlin. IM« ilnl», ItlOCI dllii'iH! 'I'hrodori! Hell to npouk tonl({lit; I'cncvinakliiK RI-OWH In llavann; (.'nrmi'ti w'( Viol- ti«r WIJI^CH; Kii.iiKliiK flooil.s roporloil from Now Orli'inm: WoodiiKMi of th« World liavo now bulldliiK itHBiired for horn; Ohio bunk fallM mid nil dopowllH aro inlHHliiK. ( '. A, I Inflow IH preparing to open blH catnpnlKii for ConKrcnH at Han l.llln (JblMpll. On iiollllciil cnmpiilKHH In tbe Iliiiidxbui'K dlHtrlct arc: ,1, M. .lainn- noil, .1. It. DorHi-y. I. I/ . Mllli-f, 10. 10. ArmHiroiiK and Onorgo A. 1'llton. (li'no ('iiflion rcci'lvcd H. 500-volt Hkoi'k from u trolley i-nr lodiiy and IH being cured fur at a local boHpltnl. Hbi'rirf Kelly IH fnedlng prlHonern horn at n roBt of about 14 cnnlu a day for cucli olio. CHAPTKR IX Tod Graham won In port for a)mo«t a week, getting the Mariner ready for Its next flight, and Kay saw him nvery day between her own trips on thn Overland route. She hod h*r Introduction to tho life of thn flying colony at Ship Harbor, the horno port of Truim-Paclflc Alrwayo. It. waH a homey group. IDvcryono knew everyonu ol»e—tho petty trlalH, rlvalrloB, good fortune and bad that came to their neighbors. At flt'Ht they regarded Kay nn an outsider but noon they carnc to like her. Kay horoelt was In excellent isplrltB. Hhc wa« enjoying her work and was no longer lonesome. Tho young pilots at Hhlp Harbor worn all Interested In tho new girl. Though she was usually seen with Ted, they liked to dance and flirt with her. Monte Rlalno was particularly attonltvo. The fact that Ted hud known her previously only wenmed to spur Monto'n Interest. Ulvalry was part of his nature. Hut Iho flying colony knew Monto was the "hero" typo of an earlier era —dushlng. adventurous, holder of transcontinental spend records. Onco Monte look 11 private piano and flow to Keno In less than two hours to have a date with Kay. She felt enormously flattered but wnon Tod Ora^ hum hoard about It. ho called Monto on tho carpel and gave him a lecture. Tho day n.flor Monto'H trip to Hono, Kay had a wlro from central headquartcrx. transferring her to tho Oakland airport. Doris T,ee took Kay's place In Ueno and decided it would bo convenient to ntay on In the npnrtin»nt Kny had rented. H wasn't a second parting between the two gli-ln, for they would still seo each other frequently. Kay hurried out to Hhlp Harbor I hut afternoon to see the Flying Miirlnor Uiko off for Hawaii. Her tnxl was caught In a Jam and nho didn't nrrlvn In time to seo Ted. She ran down lo the quay .1unt OH tho giant flying boat was tuxllng oul Inlo I open wiiter. Kny, like the other spectators, waved rood by. Torirs came Into hf'r eyes, blinding her: Hhe didn't know why. With four XOO-horHopinver motors roaring In unison, the big flying boat roHo Kriieefully from tho water nnd bended directly for the Golden Gate. « • » Tho sun hnd sel and Kay saw the ship's lights, blinking rod and green. Then she could sen no more. She wiped the tears from her eyes and turned In find Monte Mlnlii" standing br'Hlilo her. tall and broad and elenii, watching tho ship disappear. lln turned nnd. with mock gravity, took a handkerchief from his pockol and presented It to Kay. "There," ho Bald, "wipe those lovely eyes. You'll have me believing you're In love with that guy!" Monto followed her down tho quay. "Como on, sweetheart, cheer up!" he said. Give us a srnllel" Kay 'smiled and they both looked up Into the night where a single green light still shone. "There they go," Monte said, "flying to Hawaii, When I was 22 I was a test pilot. I've had 3000 hours In tho air, and 1 hold the 1'anama to New YOrk nonstop record—but In this outfit do you know what I am? Just an. apprentice pilot!" Kay took his Ifand. "After you've had 10,000 hours In the air-—" "I'll bo an old main" Monto laughed, dismissing the cloudy thought. "Angel, don't fall In lovo with that man Ted. Graham. For 1C years he's been living for the air. Ho's reduced life to a—a science. It's all Instrument work, laying tho ground work, taking moasurempnts. Thinks all human activity should be organl/ed the same way." Kay smiled Indulgently. Monto, In spite of Ills broad shoulders and handsome, dark head, seemed so young, She said, "Wo won't talk about Ted—when he's away. I've been transferred. From now on Ship Harbor Is my homo." (By 0. 0. MclNTYRE •There wan real life YORK, Sept. 20, a vivid recollection of triumph and tragedy ot tho stage when they burled the roly-poly and cherubic Nlklta Balleff. of tho famed Chauve Souris, In Belasco's toinb some weeks ago. The chief mourner was rightfully Morris dest, who discovered him In a dark Moscow cellar. Balleff was still performing In a cellar—a gilded grill- on Central Park South—when stricken. He had but ono trick. That was his strutting exploitation of "Tho March of tho Wooden Soldiers." A tuno that sots feet atlnglo wherever heard. And Balleff made the most of It. Ho paraded it In New York moro than a year, then In every large city In America and across the European continent and back several times. Ho had at ono time a fortune of $600,000 in safety box cash. But eventually his wooden soldiers became worn out toys. And Balleff a Pagllaccl. Like many Improvident Idealists, he thought success would go on forever. He lived on a grand scale, a charming host to Russian refugees and titled pick-thanks. Always good for a touch, this bland, smiling little man. But not many came to him In his hour of dolor. \\/AHHIN(lTON, Hept. RANDOM NOT1SS Fortune telling seems lo be a Ibriving business. Tbe llrst convention of Ibe National Association for Fortune Telling does not seem lo be able lo foretell its own future or tbe cure for its to\vn troubles, but lakes (be commonplace and prosaic step of calling a strike of its members against lea room "bootlegger" fortune tellers. It appears Ibal tea leaf readers gel no salary and bave to depend on lips. Tbe amateur bouse parly reader does not apparently come under Ibe ban. Anotbcr un- \vill be world tragic makes As samples of Ibeir gifts in peering into tbe future tbe members of tbe association submitted a few predictions. One of tbese said tbal President lloosevell will be reelected if (iovernor l.andon does not get enougb votes lo defeat bim. canny forecast s\as (bat Iberc Hoods and civil wars, but not in tbe United Stales. Young people are given warning, Tbe fortune tellers say Ibat UK17 will be a "devastating" year for lovers. Most older found Ibeir own particular tbe tender feeling overtook Ibe most comfortable ill tlieir 29. —Announcement IIIIH been made that I'rusldont ItooHcvoll will make, only six major speeches. In the olid, .ho will mnki! moro than thai, probably fl or ID. Hut ho will not take his planned big mvlug iiromid the circle to the Pacific anil ho will not "<lo much," IIH t.bo pollllcoM nay among themselves. TliOHii who n I tended the Hydo Park cotiferenre ul which Ibis decision wnri reached, hnvo hinted tint l-fi'sldenl IH highly confident. llln private n>|iorls, they Hay. have Icil him to believe a count HwInK In not neceHMiiry. That may b» true, but H WIIH not" the bimlN upon which tho decision WIIH reached. Moro than con- fldeneo WHS dismissed In the Hydo Park parlor. • • * niUCDlOAMKNT — Mr. UoosovoU's * technical Hltiiallon In IhlM mont InlereHlliiK campaign IH unusual. When he really starts campaigning, be IIIIH throe, nltertmtlvoH. lie may defend. Ho limy attack. Or he cnn make more promlM'H. None of those lUtermitlvoM Is Inviting. iJefoiiMc is umwlly iinlntoreHllng. always weak. UlH main ptirposn of oslalillshlng the fundamental theory that he Is fur the poor and fight In*; iiKuliiNt tho rich ban been cHlahllHhed. In tho opinion of his anMoclntc". Similarly, theii) In not much for him to attack. Tim chance of a porminnl attack on Governor Landon IH out. The Democratic theory In that Mr. l,andon IH it good fellow but does not know j much. Tim IHHUCM Landon hits been In ItiKllu: up In his Hpeeehen do not riilsn any new points which cnn be ', torn to plecen by attack. This loaves ' Iho prospect of'inaklng more prom- 1 IBCH. Tho more mention of It IH Its own miHVtiT. PromlHCH of crop In'. Hiirnnce. Imlnnccd budget, etc.. bnve i been mnde or arc lio-ing prepared. I but If there |M anything I'lso, bin i friends have ovorl.ooUcd It. Therefore from the Hlnndpnlnt of pointful plnnnlnK, there l« ronlly not much for Mr. lloosovoll to say. • * • ANXUBTV--Tho political planners ' • here seem to 1m moiv eimor nnd HU.xloiiH tliiin MUpromoly confident KroupH UHUitlly arc Latent example: Tho nurrlouUuro building was turned imniitd anil fnced \VCH( throiiKhont l.nnilon'H laHl lour I'niiHUnl Nlcpx weixi taken to ({el copteH of )I!H HpccchoH In advance, to offtict his re murks In adviuic-e. The mime oncruy nnd nnxli'ly hiiN been noticeable (n connei-tlon with other pluiNOH nl' tho cainiuilKii for sumo »lx wooks past. Ordinarily, a cnsvuil observer might coiiNtr\io the Hlliuidoii IIH IndlcnlInK fright and dlscom-imlng limldo rn ports opponents have nnld as much llowevor. the working theory which the President haw hnnded down to bin ciimpnlKnerH bellOH mioh an Interpretation. They say Mr. Hoosevelt not only wants to win, but Is personally most anxious to win handily, lie wants a vote ot confidence. He would bo deeply disappointed If he Just squeezed through. This explains, they say, why he went son Hi, why heclic campaigning for hlrn is under way In districts ho Is sure to win. Ho wants to draw out Ihe largest possible popular vote. Likewise, It suggests the reason for his newly announced plan of going Into New ISnglumt, which Is admittedly lost lo hlrn. lie wants to cut down opposition majorities there. Note—Another manifestation of anxiety was given recently by a now dealer who does not know much about politics. After returning from n trip, he confided to his friends that tho uninspiring and unspectacular way In which Limdon had been ]>liiKi;lnt; along WIIH more threatening than H appeared to be to now dealers, lie thought II had caused little rhiingo yet. hut feared tho cnmiiliitlvo effect of five more weekH. Similarly, Democratic Insiders have received many complaints that state orgiinlKiilluns (California, for one) n ro Hitting on their hands, too confident to do anything. • • * D ICKETUNO—There seems to bo a good chance that Mr. Hoosevelt's meeting Wednesday with President Wendell Wllklo of Commonwealth and Southern will work oul Home satisfactory solution of the Tennessee Valley competitive situation. Thn new denl's rural eloc.trtfler, Morris Cooke. and Power Commissioner Manly are understood to hnve been working under cover for an agreement, while TVAer Millennial IIIIH been short-circuiting them. Two days later Kay found an apartment near the beach at Hhlp Harbor whore, from heir window, she could seo tho transpacific liners, moored at tho quay. How she envied the men of the crows on those flights! There seemed lo be magic In lh« names of Iho places Ihoy vlslled —Honolulu, French I'YIgato Blioals, Midway, Uuam, Manila. Ted Graham was away from the homo port for tho next two weeks. It was tho time of tho Easier holidays, so Dickie, his adopted son, was homo from inlillary school. IDIcklo liked Iho grlmo and dlrl of tho hangars and he liked tools. Since Jerry Scarles (with whom Ted lived) was at the airport all day, Dlcklo spent most of. his lime there, too. Kay met him tho first day of his vacation, and ho came to her with shrill cries of joy, putting grimy llttlo fists around her waist. She didn't mind. Hho was on her way homo with tho evening meal, literally. In her arms. Dickie wns hungry. Ho said, "Pal, you wouldn't Invite a guy in to eat, would you? Jerry's food Is all right, but It all comes out of tin cans." , Kay laughed. "I'm afraid mine all conies from tho delicatessen store. Dickie, but you're perfectly welcome!" Ho. followed her homo and didn't like II because nhn liiHlHtocl bo wash his fnco and hands. When supper WIIH ready, however, ho was shining like a button. "1 think Tod liken you," Dlcklo confided, over the ico cream. "Onco I slipped inlo |I|H room and ho was drawing lltlle clrcloH and writing "Kay" In them. That's your numo Isn'l II?" The doorbell rang and Kay went to answer. It was, as sho had ex- poclcd, Monlo Blalne. Ho had brought one of the other apprentice pilots with hlrn.'Ralph Hangs wns a brlghl-cyod youngster with curly hair and a slight scar on tho loft check. Monto demanded, "Why didn't you Invite us to the housowarmlng? Which reminds me, thn house hasn't boon warmed and you've been living In tho colony for a week. Shame, shame!" "I'm not sleepy," Dickie put In quickly. "When Ted Is away T don't go to bod until 4 o'clock In Iho morning. Sometimes I don't go to bed nt all!" "Dlcklo!" Kny said, gathering him into her arms. "You're so sleepy right now you don't know what yi>u're saying." * * . And there was scant comment on another figure In the Broadway theater world who passed from the sceno the same time as Balleff. I refer to White, tho pioneer photog. rapher. Tho first to Introduce flash light, then a dangerous experiment that maimed and blinded. Readers of Iheator news learned ^o know that identification on a picture "Photo by White Studio." Two others 1 recall were Byron anc Sarony. But White seemed bettei known and .his full stage enlarge' ments graced many lobbies. He paved the way for Cevil Beatons anc other deluxe lonsmen who now merely touch a button to achieve art with tho elegant A. I somehow do not laugh over my reading as onco. But tho other day tho usually grave Times In attempt ed facetlousness Inspired a chuckle I cannot tell just why and likely fow other mouthcorners would curl up ward. Yet I chuckled when It edl torlallsied: "It was a great advan tage to a Republican orator If h could bring to tho platform a white haired and life-long Democrat who had at last seen tho error of hi ays and turned to the true party alth." A convert, In other words, In ho Billy Sunday style. But tho riter of this unexpected mirth tnadp he mistake we all make—haying, aid the thing he goes on to Day'it gain and again. "We who write are wont lo repeat and thus evirate the dge of bright expression, Hare in- eed the writer who "hlta and runs." Booth Tarklngton Is about the only no who says it and never rotors o it again. Newspaper fellows show a better- han-H.verago knowledge of English, naturally. But I don't know that hey ought to upbraid others for lelng less proficient. To many odu» ;ated peoplef approximate sounds and constructions are considered near e.nough, and in matters other hati English such persons may express intellectual virtues In which lewspapermen are sadly lax. Tho other day a great scientist on the ilr said oPOCKal for Epochal. A. 'ellow In our berg excused himself :rom a dance with a young lady one night, saying his collar was "Irrigating" his neck. Inverlably he said "comic" for "comet." He became a state's attorney. A Mala- iroplsh attitude • may merely mean ho offender does not think It worth while to dig out the exactitudes. Few actors can fool around with ndlfference to. audiences. Noel- toward accomplishes It to a degree. TJOU Holtz at times has an Irritating nonchalance. Tho Barryniores —Ethel and John—expressed a.hoity- toity. But I*loncl, moro unbending, has endured longer and Is far tho more popular of tho Royal Family. In the old Winter Garden days there was an outfit eager to please— Jolson, Plorence Mooro, George Munroe and Harry Fox. Yet among them was a performer with extreme diffidence. I refer to Melville Ellis. When ho swaggered on to play tho piano, ho didn't give a whoop' whether anyone remained or not— but nobody over thought of leaving. An old, but still good, story via radio today. It was one tho mordant and wry-necked Rubo Marquard used to tell. The locale, Haverhill, Mass. The Browns were playing the Greens during a wot season with tho river out of banks cutting Into left field. A player hit a long ono to deep left. Tho outfielder went back for It—his hand and ball shooting simultaneously into tho stream. Then ho llircw tho runner out at third with a mackerel! EDITOn'M NOTK-Tlin Callfomlin will print Mt«r» fmm re«di>rB. Such letters MOST be con- flnwl to 150 worth written Ir.glhly &nd on one Ride of the paper. Tho space limit In Impenttlro. Na anonymous communications will bo printed. Thta Is emphaila. The Callfornlan reserve* the right to delete or reject any or all iiiauuiicrlpu and Is not responsible for sentiment! contained therein, letters of more than 130 words will bo rejected, llrevlty Is a daslratile feature. They must bo bona fldely signed by the writer with complete addretu given, although the nam* may not be published. I J^AVOKITK Cooke in tl Incidentally, Mr. tho Intesl White, House favorite. Mr. Koowovclt has been appointing the KKA administrator on all drought find farm committees and esfortlnir him closer nnd closer up ! front. He IH well on the way to becoming tho No. I brain triislor of the moment. t'ooko'n hnd a broader background than most of them have hud. Ho> IH a consulting engineer In management from Philadelphia, not a pro- fesstir. although he onco Invosllgateil eollei'late administrative methods for the Carnegie foundation. He Iws served the new deiil as head of the MIxHlsslppI vallev committee In PWA nnd wns on the New York power authority. He Kot his start us a news reiiorler nml worked In the. war In- iluxtrles hoard durlnir the war. Th" only thing ngnlnsl him In that he IH u Kepuhllcnn. but. II!H friends explain hU liming us such In Who's Who by waving he IK the Norrls-ba Kollettt. kind. persons have periods \\hcii llu-in wore uol lives. ]) THEY SAY A CJOOD I'ltOCiUAM AM Ui>< drouth hits Hhrlv HtunU'il nnd ItluxUMl tht> K I (train, so han thu liquor truffle shriv eled, stunted nn>l tiUtMiiHl human i lives and porsotinlltloM, — Ur 1). I,el»fh Colvln, National I'rohlhlUon I'urly A California WMIIIUII hurt left her husband wlx Hint's, bul always ru- turns within a week. To glance al the chaos, prubiibly. and leave T HE American Legion ivqnosls the. iTiimcnl lo conllne e.\peiuliIuro of funds for relief lo those who are Ainoriean oiti- y.cns nnd those who tire lawfully in this country nnd not to aliens who are residents hero illegally. The demand is an emphasis of the fael that there are illegal residents in the United States to the estimated mnnlier of ;»,0(.H>,OUQ. All of them are not henelt- Tlml there must he uncounted thousands of helievers in this occult vaporing is revealed hy the fact that the fortune tellers can organize in numbers to defend what they think are their rights nnd lo promote their business. And all this in a time when we believe education is Ihe handmaid of sound intelligence. Wise persons know Hull fortune is not wooed but won by doing well the work that lies nearest to bund. 13iioh individual ' They wouldn't let Jesse Owens' uiHt bt> pcrinlUcd | 100-meter ttnui stand as a record himself that most i because 1m had the wind behind him, but (Germans will have to admit that he won In a breeze. to work out for personal of oil relations. IUHD'H relation lo the universe.- -Hoger W, HtniusH, New York enittnewr, asking for tolerance In reunions mutters. Work nnd thought never killed anyone. Korgot ml»lukes. forgnl fall- vmv forinH everything except what you're not UK to dn now, und do IU r William r. Dura.nl, ono-tune Tills Is u sad campulKn ywir for Iho prohibitionists, "Voto Dry" wouldn't unit a dozen ballots In tho drouth region. * MiWHQllnl miiv try to mutch Hr.- ish HOU Htreii'irlh. Parity begins at --——•" 1 home. Is his revised motto. The motion }»|etur<> 'Is th«> oomtng i ~~~—™ evangelist of ttoo world.-- Reverend j Two. more I'arts lawyers have.mot JHIWH. TwoUor l<\ml, Hollywood., «>• on the fieUl of hoinjr, «.»«! both Urod mlnlutei'. • .. .ou'isncii for Vho dpfouso. Sho walked down tho beach with the child. A heavy fop was rolIlnR In from |)if> hay and, after sho hnd turned Dickie ovtfr to Jerry Sp.arles nnd WHS on her way hack to tho ipnrtment, sho could scarcely HOC more than a few feet ahead. Monte nnd' Ralph wore talking ind smoking when sho returned. "It's n bad night out for flyers," Kny announced. Kach of the mon shivered, feelhiK tho fop in their bones. "We called up somo friends." Monlo told her. "Thought tonight wns as pood us any for the housownrmlng." "Hut, Monte, T haven't n thing here to eat!" lie grinned. "That Inn't Iho etiquette of a hoiiKcAvnrniing hero. tH bring their own refreshments." The hell rung ngaln and Kay Ihought U must be Monte's friends. ItiHlead It. was Doris Leo on Iho threshold. "The night plane won grounded." llorl.M said. "We couldn't leave tho airport In this fog. so here I urn!" Monto appeared In Uto doorway. "This IH u haven for sailors In a storm," he Informed her. Doris sainted. "It's a wicked night out. snllor." Halph Hangs wa« leaning over the rndln as Ports entered tho living room. As soon as she SH.W htm she dropped her hag Xvlth if clatter. "So It's you!" she exclaimed. The young pilot- blushed. "Why, Doris—" Kny said, In surprise, "Then you know each other?" Doris' chin lifted firmly. "And how! The last time I suw that guy ho was flying out of Central airport. For a while we were good friends- until I began to hear talon aboul this hnmlNomo Homeo and did n little investigating. Do you know what 1 found out? Tie hna a girl In every port from Cllieyenno to Now York! After that tho air around Central wasn't big enough for the pair of us. One had to leave nnd Ihe best man won—so he got out." This amiable iiunrrel lasted until the others begun to arrive. They wro all members of the flying colony. Kay was glad they accepted hor as one of them; It mnde her feel that 8ho "belonged." With this feel- Ing she went to the windows and looked out at the thick black fog. Her thoughts swiftly crossed the ocean, picturing tho Mariner wing- Ins; Its way, pel-hops through Just such fog and rain and. lightning. Monte came xip beside her. "Don't look at the fog!" he said. "Br-r-r! It used to be a nightmare, but It's not nny mow on the t runs-Pacific flight, thanks to 'r«l, l-inst week he, flew from Honolulu to the mainland mul didn't see that ocean after h« left Diamond lle»d. That's progress In the ulr!" "There'll uhvays be, so.uio dangor," Kny *uld. Monte shrugged his shoulders, pctited, "THin't look nt thn fog! 1 ' (Oontlnntdt TomorroicJ JAPANESE GOODS Editor Tho Californlan: With reference to lotlor from Average Citizen dated September 33 concerning tho Increasing number of articles wo buy that are made In Japan. Tho writer has spent nearly 2B years as an accountant. Including cost accounting, and it has bpen his cxperlenco that most American firms do not mako large nroflts on their output, over and above their overhead. In many cases it is very small. Therefore It Is impossible for them to produce so they can sell for tho sumo price asked for Japanese made goods. Only volume can help and wo, tho American citizens, make this Impossible by oxir continued buying of tho Japanese article. Unless we, as American citizens, will bo willing to reduce our standard of living to that of tho average Japanese, wo can never expect to bo able to produce a finished article that will sell for tho low price of tho ono produced In Japan. Here in America wo demand as our rightful duo a good car, home, modish clothes, movies, vacations, electric refrigeration, radio, electric household appliances of every description, and wo think nothing of It. Just lake a trip to eomo foreign country, do not bo particular, most any will do. and we soon see tho difference between our standard of living and theirs and that, friends. Is mainly tho reason for tho difference In price. Tho writer has purchased numerous small articles In the last few years just like Average Citizen, and on getting homo discovered "Made In Japan" In a small Inconspicuous place, and has almost Invariably found that the article was really inferior In quality. Now when buying he always not only insists on American made goods, but takes th« trouble to look for the trade mark. Friends, you will never make a mistake doing this, for Americana do make good quality merchandise as a general rule, and . sell at tho lowest price consistent with good business'. You are at the same time keeping your fellow American employed and tho money In this country where It can circulate to much greater advantage than in Japan. Here's 'to American products! We llvo here, and mako our living from tho American people and American products; and the writer for one. Is going to keep on buying our own products. AMERICAN CITIZEN. , Bakersfleld, Sept. 28, 1936. THE WHITE LINE Editor Tho Callfornlan: With winter Just around the corner, (we hope), with rain and fog, (for which we don't hope), why doesn't tho state highway commission, the county supervisor, or whoever Is supposed lo have charge o£ It, repaint that white line down tho Ridge route straightaway. Tho other night-driving homo from Los Angeles, I could hardly distinguish the marking and found myself a couple of times on tho wrong side of tho lino and motorists from the opposite direction were making tho samo mistake—rather dangerous mistake it seems to me. I was perfectly sober, too. That white lino Is the only guide ono has In the fog, and even In ordinary driving weather, that paved road IH so black that It soaks up practically all your own headlights and leaves only the blinding lights from oncoming cars. At any rate, I cry aloud, why isn't that white lino repainted Immediately? MOTORIST. Bakersfleld, Sept. 28, 1936. =(By FREDERIC J. HASK1N ! Oott- Last Q. Please give a biography of schullc. who composed "The Hope."—,!. W. A. Louis Moreau CSottachalk was born In New Orleans In 1829. He studied in Europe and, from 1840 to 1852, made successful tours of tho continent. Returning to America In 1853. ho toured Iho country with notable success, playing and conducting his own compositions. Among his compositions are Bamboula, Bana- nler, Savano, OJos Creolas and Os- stan. lie died at Rio do Janeiro In 1869. Q, How long before Iho wedding should tho Invitations bo sent out?— W. 11. B. A. AVeddlng Invitations are sent not later than 15 days and not earlier than four weeks before the date set for the wedding. Q. How many were In the first graduating class at Harvard university ?—F. C. A. The first graduating class In IC-I'J consisted of nine men. A THOUGHT*FOR TODAY Let us therefore follow after the tMngs which mako for peace, and things whereudth one may edify another.—Romans 14:19. * * * Pouce la the proper result of the Christian temper. It l» ihe groat ktntlnoss whloh our rvllglon dolh UK, re- that It bring* u» to u. notUednewi of [mind, andi a w>n*lnl^nuy wlllilu our- selvea—Bishop 1'atrlok. Q, Is there a*standard for correct physical measurement of a young man in his twenties?—W. F. S. A. The Society ot Directors of Physical Education 1ms set the following standard of measurements of the physically ideal American etu- -p dent of 23: AVHh a height of 5 feet 9 Inches he carrion a weight of 169 pounds. Tho girth of his neck, knee and calf are tho same, with tho upper arm 1 Mi Inches less. Tho girth of his thigh Is \i inch less than thifT"- of his head. Ills expanded chest Is 40 Inches, the girth of his waist 10 inches less, his hip girth almost tho same as his unexpanded chest, while tho breadth of his waist barolv exceeds the length ot his foot and the stretch of his arms measures 2 Inches more than his height. Q. What caused tho sinking of. the Titanic?—W. O. A. The steamship Titanic sank as a result of a collision with an iceberg. The vessel ran on a submerged shelf of tee and in sliding off ripped away a portion of. her bottom, '* Q. What Is a good top dressing for lawns to be used In winter?—E. H. A. A compost mixture or three part* of good garden loam, one part of sand and one part oC well-rotted manure should be applied befors heavy frosts begin. Q. How nvmy ounces are there in a Jigger and In a pony?— W. C. A. Both 'arc measures uwsd for liquor, A jigger is ono and one-ball while a pony u» an * nw*» tut «W the »n«rw lo ot f«« »y wrtUa* Tk« XUkwo/MU tnftmo.tJon nutwu. fmterWfc •>.

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