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Bakersfield, California
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r . " ' '• V '^ : -V- .••-'' "'. f ' Vrp ' t <;"; V/"",' 1 ' 1 v : ; M-;V K "''V ; '^ * V^ THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1036 e&ttortel Issued Every Evening ISxecpt Sunday in Bakeroflold, Kern County, California Entered In post office at TJaknrsflftld, California, an senonrt class mall mutter under the Act of Congress March 8, 1S70 MBMUKR OF THE) ASSOCIATED PRESS Tlin Associated Press In cvrluslvnlv ontltlnrt to dm Hue for publication of (ill nown dispatches cretllted to It or tint otherwise eroding In this paper, utid nlso Ibo local news published therein. The Bukcrnflflld Callfornlan IB fllno n rllnnt. of the United rrpsfl and tho Utilti-d Nuws and rctclvoH the eomploto IfiiRetl wlrn dorvlcn of both. rtrvfinl. Griffith Kt nrtiimon. Inr, New York, ChlrnRo. netrull, Atlanln, Ilonton Wo«l -nolllclay-MoKiMixrn To., Inp. Sun Vriiiiclxro, I,on AnKnlPB. Beiiltlp, I'ortlatid WASHINGTON. P. O.. IllMlPJAU Predcrlr J. llii«Uln, Director, Wn«ldngliin. p. C. SUriSCrilPTION PR If! IS by carrier i>r mull In postal zones onn, two, throe. ]>nr month., flfic; fi nioiitbn. $II,r>0; I year. $7.00. JJy mall In poHlal XOIIOH four to rliiht, imr month. ft&r. THIS PAPKR MADE IN T1IIO U. 8. A. ON WITH THE GAME arc millions, they listen as units, This restricts the radio orator to vocal inflection nnd voice modulation, and the speaker who understands and can do this with logical development of his ideas, carries conviction to those around their home radios. The one man who has grasped this fact and who has the ability to put it to use is President Roosevelt. liven his political enemies have to admit thai he is the master speaker on the radio. "T)ESS1MISTS have ri poor time in the •^ United Suites. They see nn entire nation in the midst of a presidential election campaign abandoning itself to the contest for the baseball pennant in the World Series. International, national, stale and all other worries arc forgotten while mil- •lioriH watch the progress of the games. "Who'll win?" is the question that engrosses fans of all ages and conditions in life. An onlooker from Mars might wonder at the interests of the inhabitants of this sec- lion of the earth when they llnd multitudes hushed, or roaring dicers as "Strike one- two-lhree" keeps them in suspense or a hero of the. diamond makes a home run. "Kill the. umpire" is not so serious as it sounds. It is only the language of the moment to express disappointment and Hie natural failing of putting the blame on some one. II is a jeer, but one thai comes from people who do not take themselves too seriously. There is power behind a population that can throw aside questions of gold standards, next Presidents, Spanish civil wars, I'ascisl, Na/i and Communist irritations, and even unemployment relief and recovery problems, while it loses itself in a game. The nation that can do this is safe against fanciful isms and the wiles of charlatans and dictators. II knows how to play, and because of this it knows how to Ihink and to work. Into each it throws the same 7.est. If brings the enthusiasm of play into its labor and the keenness of its work into its play with reciprocal advantage. They see. merit win on the Held and recognize it as the only measure of men and success. This balance between play and work is an indication of national sanity. When Americans lose their /esl in games they will have become like the degenerate peoples who llnd the outlet for their dispirited souls in bloodthirsty appeals to revolt, or become the victims of forceful autocrats. KADIO OHATORY N EW technique in political campaigning has followed Hie development of radio. Uiulor the old system tlic eonlest- ants depended largely on their platform appearances and on their skill in oratory. This implied that they wen; masters of phrase and gesture since they came into immediate contact with their audiences: or were, endowed with literary skill lo put their speeches anil arguments into the printed word, which meant talents of aii- olhcr kind, and even at that, to a limited number of rentiers. When Hamilton. Jay and Madison appealed to the slates thai had .still to ratify the Constitution, they wrote the I'Ydcralist Papers, and as a less important part of their work they used vocal argument. This ; was fortunate for the world, since the 1'ed- eralisl is among the great conlrihntions to the philosophy of government, and cspeci- i ally parliamentary rule. Today the oratorical politician is lost. ' The reverberant voice; bodily pose mid : gesture; the "eye in a line frenzy rolling," and the "fed" of an audience that stirred the. speaker lo thrilling periods, arc no '> longer the instruments of success. The i radio has killed this form of appeal, and the present campaign reveals that few candidates and their supporters have mastered the subtler art of the radio. To talk over the air has reduced political and nil other oratory to personal persuasion. The speaker is not talking to a visible crowd, nor has he the encouragement or disappointment of mass feeling to influence, him. Jle is speaking to individuals who aro not impressed by his presence but by his reason and his method of presenting his facts. Although the numbers of hearers GETS INTO "WHO'S WHO" T ONfl after Hitler is forgotten, or only *-** remembered as a historic incident in the life of Germany, the name of Albert Einstein will remain as one of the crowning glories of the human race. It will be a proud boast of future Americans that when the groat physicist was driven from his native land he found a haven and a home in the United Slates, where he pursues his scientific studies in peace and contributes the ennobling influence of his great character lo his fellow cili/ens. By reason of his residence in this land his name now appears for the llrst time in "Who's Who in America" for HKJO-.T7. Those who have been fortunate enough lo appear in its pages will feel an added distinction that Einstein is included in the same volume. The yearly list of American notables contains many outstanding names, but it is safe lo say thai none will dispute that 'Einstein's is probably the one that will outlast them all. Einslein belongs lo Hie galaxy of the immortals. His scientific friends admit this, and although the man in the street may not fully comprehend his work, his fame rests with the discerning few of every age. Germany's loss is America's gain. lie. is in line of the distinguished thinkers that gave Ilic Fatherland an .honored position in the intellectual world, before ambitious rulers diverted it into the home of Hie will lo power; before reason was dethroned in favor of force. A nation may breed soldiers and establish armies and navies; it cannot by mere I'itil produce Ihinkers, and these are whal the world wants and will eternally respect. .. . -•.__•«*•».* WHAT NEXT IN SPAIN? A LL KEI'OHTS from the lighting /.ones of the Spanish revolt indicate that the rebel forces are gradually crushing those of the socialist government. II is only a mailer of time until Madrid center of unrest will then be of Fascist leaders. When that lime comes il peeled that Spain will then become a mili- lary dictatorship. There may be monarchists foolish enough lo Ihink that the former dynasty may be re-established. Much water has gone under the bridge since, the abdication of King Alfonso. The monarchy had failed before the king left, and although the people were not ready for parliamentary rule Ihey did assert their desire for change in Hie direction of democracy. Unfortunately an illiterate 1 populace became victims of wild dreamers and Communistic propagandists. The result was an intolerant and ineffective government. Oulside observers are wondering what the victors will do. Will Spain become a new Fascist nation? Or will it temporarily be ruled by a dictator with an army lo back him until the people arc able lo lake over government? Whatever kind of government prevails after the civil strife is the concern of the Spanish people, bill the geographical position of Spain makes its destiny a subject of interest lo other European stales. TIW YISAItS AGO (Th« Culirornlin, thli (lit*, IBM) Ifoadllnos: 12 killed when trnln nils bun; fi. P, overland limited and motor Mtaga In collision out of Sac- rammito; Colonel Williams, defendant, In cocktail conn In drowned! Famous war hero drives to death In bay off H. F.; Clrapo crop IB menaced by rainfall; Man baptized by AI moo nays ho saw her In Ormlston's society on fatal da.y. Hakorsflcld's annual laundry bill Is $370,000, Miss draco Hlril fs indisposed at hor homo on B street. Kern grapo growers have agreed to (ho plan lo ship grapes on only flvo days of each week, Of the county's 35,000-balo cotton crop 5000 balcw liavc been ginned to dalo, Miss Virginia Oolchell entertained friends recently at an Informal party. TWENTY YEARS AGO (The California!!, thin ilale, 1010) Headlines: Slavs' drive for f./em- borg HiiccoHHfully resumed by Brim* slloff; Yield to anro of cotton high- nut In California; Giants wluit out by Dodgers 2 to 0 today us Jack Coombs proven too Btrong; Phillies split two contests with lloston In close of pennnrit race; Heaviest October rainfall In 12 years. Hi'pi'i'HentatlvoH of the American HiilHln AnHnrlnlloii nre horu for n few dnyH looking over the WUHCO and Arvln dlHlrldti with the Intention of planting 4000 acres of Thumpooii McedU'HH grapoH. The public divlli-iitlon of the Ale- Klnley Nohaol building will bo hold Wednesday afternoon at II o'clock. C. V. Anderson, representing the clly board of education will accept the building. A rain storm hero bun left a total of .81! of nn Inch of rain. II la the heaviest frill Mince JB04. THIRTY YKAHH AGO (Th« rallfunilan. Ihla ilmn. lOOfl) Headlines: BnllooiiH from I'arls have lifoo blown across the Kngllsh channel; .Six of them arrive on Albion's shore; Marine lands at C'uba; Proprietor of hotel hern Is shot to death; Wife irles to save her him- bund from fatal bnllctx. Ladles of the HI. Paul Guild will give a leu on Wednesday afternoon. Tehaehupl farmers nro annoyed over Ilii! fuel that there arc Insufficient freight CIII-H with which to nvwn tlu'lr rnipH. Total registration herii will exem-d HOOD pr-rsons for the county, It IM being predleted. CHAPTER XI Tod'8 courtship—If such It could bo called—was the etrmigost Kay hod over known. Ho mnd& It quite plain that ho wasn't Interested In matrimony. Nevertheless, she was attracted by his air of quiet resolution; oven when she rebelled against II, sho cbuld not resist this attraction. • ' Ted wan too roscrvod, too matter- of-fact, to bo exciting company. Kay had learned that one may not judge tho quality of experience. The quality of accomplishment can be Judged, though, and sho never doubted tho worth of Ted's accom- plIshmenlH In tho air. Who admired 'him, loved him. One scorned Inseparable -from tho other. Monte Blalne was always about and tried to see hor whenever she had a free moment. Hho refused his Invitations steadily, but if Ted had any plans that Included her, she always accepted, Monte was exciting but reckless; who never had occasion to distrust Ted. He had come back from his last trip to the Orient with a new, Inspired look In his eyes. Kay ob- ocrved It us soon as the ship came In. She had been waiting at the quay to see him, to toll him that ahe couldn't get leave for Dickie from military school this time. Tho child had been disconsolate, and had shed some tears. "Sorry tho little shaver couldn't come down to see us make port," Ted said. "But I'm glad of one thing—I'll bo able to see you aluno tonight. You look Dimply swell." "Thank you!" "What time will you bo free to go to dinner?" Kay hesitated. It was Doris lice's last night In Oakland for a long while, and Kay had allowed Doris to prepare dinner for tho pair of them. "I don't know, Ted," uho said. "I promised Doris—" "Oh/" Doris Is a good gal!" ho said, laughing. "Hho has a heart of gold, but J ean't let hor got In my way." Kay laughed. "Doris Is tho best friend 1 have, l^ots of people don't appreciate hor. Mho's grown a shell about her, like a turtle. Back east she fell In lovo with one of your ap- prontlco pilots, Tlalph Bangs, but she doesn't trust him any more. Hays ho ban' a girl- In every port." Ted chuckled. "I'll tell you what I'll do! I'll call up Halph, tell him to report to your apartment at dinner time, nnd Doris will have to entertain him. Then you call Doris and say you won't be home for dinner. That leaves a dinner for two and she will have to nsk Ralph to slay. Perhaps It will lead to a roc- oncllltttlon." "It may mean murder," Kay warned, "but I'll take tho chance. falls, and the in the hands may he ex- (Hy PAUL MALLON VyAHIllNdTON, Oct. 1.—Tho federal reserve board Index of Industrial production will hit about ion for September. This IH off a point from (be sensational peak of 107 In July and August. It means manufacturing In swing- Ing Into fall expansion at almost the name sensational gait established during the summer. Tho one point decline slttiilfles only that tho enlarged volume of September output was probably slightly under seasonal. H does not seem to Indicate a let-down due to the uncertainties of the political campaign or unv- thing else. In fuel, llu- variation may be due to seasonal factors. Auto production Is at a low point duo tu chaiiKlng models. Next month, II will get Kolng. Two pro- ducerH are already out with their new models but tho big three are yet to be released. Fundamentally, the flKures mark the first post-depression year of continued Improvement. It, was last year, at just about this time, that improvement became marked. -Copyright 1936)= CCUM UhATION— Current trends In Individual llncM augur well for liiHl tiiiurter of I ho year. Autus looking it head lo bltf business. •1,-KH),(Mill-car output lu the KANDOIM NOTES Lake Mead was officially dedicated on Tuesday. A plaque was placed at Lookout Point honoring the laic Dr. Klwood Mead, former I'nited Stales Commissioner of Mechimnlion, and well known for his services in California. The lake thai is the result of the impounding of the waters of the Colorado river he-hind Moulder Dam will thus keep alive the memory of one who gave devoted service to his country, not in the limelight of political activity, but as an engineer of distinction. This ceremony reminds us that too often the men who do things are forgotten while the men whoso chief asset is language secure, the honors. Dr. Mead did not shine as a talker, hut he won respect and admiration as a worker in the engineering Held, tl was appropriate that 250 delegates lo the recent world power conference should he present at the ceremony, Tho dedication was a tribute lu their profession as well us» lu the engineer they admired, model-year Just closed has been exceeded few times In tho history of the Industry. No Important stocks are left over. Stool haa been hitting around 75 per cent capacity. The Increase In prices probably whooped this figure up beyond a natural level, but will have no permanent effect. Textiles are running hlKh, but no one knows yet whether tho September expansion was up to seasonal expectations. Freight loadings are golnp; lo top 800,000 cars, which means the rails are going to show a good profit for the third quarter and a. substantial profit for tho year. This will help the railroad supply Industries, Including lumber, steel and equipment. Thus tho snowball of cumulative Improvement continues to enlarge Itself automatically on tho uphill push In somewhat the same proportions It withered sly.e and momentum on the downhill depression roll. PONSTUUCTJON — •* vnont put. about Huys who lmv<> an I'diU'titlon crammed Into them, whether they want It ur not, often value It so lightly that they lone u lot of Us value. An education that IB ri'ally earned Is prized so highly that It becomes doubly valuable. I'ivery bit of It sinks In. -Myron At. HlcuniH. author. You are expected to be honest nnd to know (hat you will get no great rewards for behiK honest. Don't Im obligated to anyone, even In small things. When you walk Into a restaurant for a meal, pay for It.— Klllot News. Cleveland, Ohio, safety director, addressing rookie cops, The world still wants excitement of poetry, but It Is gelling It from nmi'hlnos, by going fast. If poetn could IVrl that they wen> wanted by their generation, they could bo stirred to great heights.- - John Mnse- field, poet laureate of Kngland. There IH no antagonism tn music, except between Interesting: and dull. . . . As 1 MOO It there Is always room for both symphony and swing, just so both bo good.— Leopold yto- kowskl, symphony orchestra ill- rector, Tho greatest re-wards in life go to tho few who are able to curry on tlu» higher types of monlul 'notlvlty Thin does not menu the mere ability to roproduc« Information.—Prof Ralph W. Tyler, University of Chi- Give me tho traveling BH the r»ny<ehpck«d fellow with iho fra" tornlly pin In bin inpol, and 1 will bu in\tt_fled with the vwlK-t.— Bnmu«l Lolbowtu, Now York criminal lawyer, describing Ideal Juror. All over Kuropci -people un> going to oxtromoH, nnd Uiomn who wind to follow a mlddhi eourm> titx> having a hart! time,—Wlr Knllh Murdoch, AUH- lrullun • newspaper publisher. 'Oi1<ln iisratnst ft child hreuMns Into the movie*, ov.en fur u minor imrt. «m>- 110,000 to 1.™Murwhull Nelian. film director . Tho govern$150,000,000 a month Into the building Industry In .luly and August which swelled that Index beyond Its normal sb.e. Tn fact, more than half of the tolal volume of contracts awarded during these two months wore publicly financed. Tho real situation of tho building Industry Is shown, however, In fig- uri's on privately financed contracts. A comparison of the recent period this year with tho name per(oil last year shows the following totals In millions of dollars: 19Uf> 19110 July OS 141 August 70 122 September (estimated) ... 70 112 • « • ])UAMAT15SATION— The dramatic 1J quality of Mr. Morgenthau's performance as rescuer of the British pound wus hulled by all tho critics. They thought be was colossal. In fact, he effl-tUlvcly covered up Rome bad flaws In the script. Km- ono thing, the plot seemed fur-fetched. U will bo difficult for any monetary expert to stretch his Imagination lu tho point of bollevlnp; that the HiiBslan sain of tl,000,000 would materially affect tho value of HritlNh money. That amount t$D,- 000,000) IH poanulH In tho Intorna- tlonal monetary gnme whore no ono can sit In without a couple of billions In chips. Kor another thing, tho Krltlsh have a stablllwillou fund of their i own. which hus been protecting the pound fov some years without Mr. Morgonthau'H help. " Thirdly, tho. nimslun explunallon of the snla Bounds logical. Tho amount Is Just about what tho HUH- siumi would need to replenish their Now York bank balnnco In view of their announced withdrawal. The dramntltatton, however, wan a good way to stress tho now understanding between Washington. London and Parts, at least, for thoHo who do not understand foreign exchange. It will not help our relations with Moscow, but no ono is worrying very much about that. A THOUGHT FOH TODAY ,Yo( that I speale in respect of icant; /or I have (earned, {n whnt- ctwr state I am, therewith to bo A wl*o man will iihvay* vbo con tent with his uondltlon, and wllVllvo Hither nwordlngf to tho pit'copts of virtue, than uciHjmllUK to the ou»- iom» of utu country.— They tell mo^Ralph's a, model lad now," "I'm glad to hear that—from you," Ted said seriously, "We heed serious-minded pilots for Transpacific Airways.'' "Where arc we golns for dinner?" Kay said, "W^'ll dine out and then go back to my place. I want to talk to you." Ho added, hastily, "I want to tell you about the last trip When Dickie Isn't around to ask a lot of questions." ' » They dined in a little Ship Grill overlooking tho lights of tho bay. All through tho meal Kay observed a cUrlous light In Ted's eyes—those pale blue eyes that .had seen so much dariger. Sho wondered about It..wondered why Ted eyed her as he did. Later they stopped at the little house on the beach and Sato served them coffee. About the room wero many of the trophies of Ted's flying career. From a window Kay could see the transpacific air liners at anchor In tho harbor, bobbing up and down like surface ships. Ted brought out "a giant map and showed her the four-day course across the Pacific ocean, via Honolulu, Midway, Wake, Guam and Manila, Ho told her about tho quiet achievement of tho transpacific flight. It had meant five years of steady planning, but Ted had learned patience early in his career. Ho had been a pioneer In establishing air service lo tho tropics. He was ono of tho few pilots to have more than 10,000 hours In tho,air to his credit. * * * Ho showed hor, too, a map of tho world flight, called "Around the World in Twenty Days." It Included a regular commercial timetable around the world, In which tho Trans-Pacific Airways was to play a major part. Ted didn't talk much about his own part in all this achievement. Ho talked a lot about tho engineers, tho new direction finders, tho designers and mechanics. Mo went on, speaking of his ideals and aspirations in life. There had been a time, he explained, when ho had been Impulsive, reckless In tho air. That was when his young wlfo had died 15 years ago. SInco that time a llfo of danger had left Its mark on him. It wasn't Ju/it maturity. Scientific planning for real progress In the air had changed his nature. Kay sat listening, her hands folded neatly in her lap. She couldn't take her eyes from his face. He was so earnest, so fervently sincere. Kvery- Ihlng that ho had done was part and parcel of his admirable character. When he told her about tho Jado market at Macao his volco seemed to carry her across tho ocean so that she walked along the Bund, admiring tho pieces of jewelry. There were amusing stories, too, incidents Involving members of tho crows on tho four-day flights across tho Pacific. * * * He told her about the wild birds on Midway Island, Iho albatrosses. Ho made her see clearly the tiny tufts of green that wero the Islands, encircled by coral reefs in the middle of tho bluo ocean. Tho ocean swells rolled across the barriers of coral in waves sometimes 50 foot high, but Inside tho lagoon where the Mttrlnors carno to rest all was as quiet as in a pond. Ho told her about tho cosmopolitan amusements under Diamond Head In Hawaii of snrf-ridlng on tho beach at Wulklkl. In that evening sho camo to lovo tho trans-Pacific flight, as Ted loved It. Ho took out some articles of Jadij he had bought at Macao, and laid them before her on the table. "I bought tho ring for you," he said. "But you may have anything 1 else you want—" .Smiling, sho tried on the ring. It was ono of the most beautiful she had over seen. Ted said, laughing, "It matches your eyes." "My eyes!" she said a little ruefully. "Ted. this is too lovely for words. I adoro it. You have such excellent tasto. 1 should like to havo It, but.—just becaiiHo I'vo tried to do things for Dlcklo when you're away—" "Oh, Dickie!" Ted said. "For tho moment I had forgotten about him." Ho looked at her Intently for a few seconds, then went on. "I was thinking of you when r bought that ring. I thought about you a lot on this last trip. Up (hero In tho clouds you HOC things pretty clearly." . '! Tnnnk > r ° u! " she siiltf prettily. 1 hen of course I shall wear It." Ted went. on. "i n those modern times people seem to have lost their nalveto about such things. They don't oven auk tho question. They Just seem to grow Into U! But, Kay, 1 want you to marry me." (Continued Tomorrow) N EW YORK, Oct. 1.-* Julian Street has been making a lei* surely motor trip about America, Recalling his memorable "Abroad at Hofne" series In Collier's some 20 years ago. But this time the author Is merely pleasure bent—casting a practised eye on what is going on In the changing nation. He thinks one of the most enchanting stretches of America is from San Francisco north to the Canadian border. Considerably traveled but not as It should be. He believes that what tho region north of San Francisco needs Is more hotels and tourist camps, reasonably tariffed. An off-key note In his observations Is: Old American virtues of self-reliance, enterprise and . Independence aro being widely under- mh\ed by political handouts. He believes one thing that has got us into trouble is widespread Installment buying. Instead of Out of savings. The tempo of living beyond means, ho has found In part accountable for needs of the aged, among certain classes, of projects such as the Townsend plan and sentiment for "taking It away from the rich." People who do not pay taxes feel Sam owes them a living. Tho axiom, "man reaps what he sows," forgotten! . Amos 'h' Andy have become almost as much a part of our national consciousness as the seventh Inning stretch. No radio performers have so consistently kept to top form. And they are where they are because, In tho language of tho race they portray, they aro *<'strlvers." I'm'revealing a bit of personal cor- rofjrjondenco with them to emphasize their humane trait. One of their orlgindl fans, I wrote the first magazine piece about them but some months ago I had .a fooling of slight let-down In their routine. It bothered mo and, tactfully and mildly, I wrote a lino solely for them. Recently they wrote: "Some weeks ago you had a few words which said: 'Amos 'n' Andy: Perk up.' That ?ot us more than anything wo ever lieard. It was tho causo of our making additional effort. In fact :hoso few words caused us to change our plot and plan the sequence wo did in Hollywood recently, occasion- Bride of Three Months KlnH as Burglar." — Don-oil headline. H seems a harsh way of stopping the nocturnal pocket picking habit In Iho bud. _ A Hepstoad, N. Y., couple was Joined In bed by a burglar, hiding after he was frightened by a noise. Good case for an undercover Investigator. The mldwosterner Arrested for zig-zag driving might have escaped a fine by explaining lie had just come from a modernistic art exhibit. With a new crop of stage ama- teiira all ready for the coming: xoa- HOII, It In easy to understand why the Hawaiian pineapple trade Is booming. Tho trend toward. Bafegiuirdlne pedestrians could well bo linked up with federal game preserve projects. In counting up the straw voles, It Is a good. Idea to remember they may contain a lot of chuff. thy neighbor" now hius Its alternative. Hitch' up your homo leave. An en stem denier bus toeued a randy catalog~-Ju«t another uuokor list ° ally using movie stars In our program." Pride is a bit Justifiable In their reaction, for before I knew;-!; had such a small part iri tho: Molly*wood angle I thougHt'lt the best of their many diversions. , ' / >' <r And someone in Hollywood sends along the Idea 6f an ''outside pan- time secretaryship" .for celebrities that strikes mo -aa a corker. It Includes among: Its clientele Miriam Hopkins, Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern, Arthur Kober. Moss Hart and other busy folk", Tho organization offers a part time secretary service for prices ranging from J26 a month up. They phone each day for assignments, Letters may be dictated over the phone. They arrange par' ties, 'invite- guests and attend all de- < tails. Accept telephone calls and even argue—what a break!—with bill collectors. Also attend to travel reservations',, hotel accommodations and keep In special files bills and personal papers. Do'the shopping, research and even make flying trips to New York and elsewhere. •: • Broadway is shucked of some Of its street carnival, howdy-powdy by abolishment of the pin games. For a time the "sports palaces" jetted the most profitable of the genteel gyns. Four prominent corners, along with many in the middle of blocks, were occupied by concessionaires. When business -reached low ebbs, th pin-game halls, were always packed. Only one of the .stands remains and It has. become a catacomb of novelty stands of the cane-yott- rlng-ls-the-cane-you-get variety with Coney Island types of ballyhooers clumping on the high pressure.. Thingumabobs: George Jessel and Rupert Hughes are Hollywood's top black coffee drinkers . . . Irving Caesar, when not • feeling In top form, goes a night wlthom sleeping and feels fit again . . . Lily Pons has gone ga-ga over 'American corned beef and cabbage . . . Stove Hannugan is a breakfast onion soupor . . . Frank Shutts, Miami publisher. Is head of the biggest law firm in Florida . . .A Whistler picture that was once.booed in London was recently sold in the same gallery for $4700. One person dog note: My Boston will follow anyone''with a hat on. EOlTOn'S NOTB—Th» Culiromlin will urlnt letlorj from readers. Such letters MUST b« confined lo 150 words written legibly »nd on one aide of the paper. The space limit ts Imperallte. No anonymous communications will be printed. This Is emphatic. The California!! reserve* the right lo delete or reject any or all manuncrlpls and l» not responsible for sentiments contained therein, T/etlurs of more than 150 words will he rejected. Brevity Is a desirable feature. They must be bom fldely signed by the writer with complete address given, although the name may not be published. LAKE STREET CANAL Editor .The Callfornian: A matter relating to my business took me to the city council meeting tho other night. The matter under discussion was the covering of tho canal on Lake street, patently a needed and worthy project"." I live on tho west side of tho city, but that street on the cast side has been an ayesore to mo ever since I havo been here. Tho covering of the street would facilitate the movement of traffic around Baker street. I have groaned many times trying to make my way up that street about 6 o'clock in the evening. Yet three of our west side councilman wouldn't vote for the project. AH nearly as T could discern their attitude Is childish and unreasonable. As I understand It tho residents along Lake street have put up J8000 toward the needed Improvement. It seems to mo that the project is so worthy that tho city should defray the entire expense. AVEST SIDE TAXPAYER. Bakersfleld, Sept. 30, 1930. THANKS Editor Tho Callfornian: Tho members of the Franklin Paront Teacher Association wish to thank tho Bakersfleld Callfornian for Its hearty co-operation during tho past year. MRS. C. B. PRYOR. ; Publicity Chairman. WORD FOR CRITICS Editor Tho Callfornian: "• Whether we aro athiests or agnostics or motivated by religion, most of us go to tho Blblo for our arguments. Example: Lot him who has never sinned cast tho first stone. Parallel with this, whether in the good book or not, Is tho advice: Let him who has done all In his power to help an institution, organization, program or project bo tho first to criticize il. I, for ono, am tired .of persons who do not lend their support to community events, . sitting back and picking them to pieces, and this goes for everything from parades lo charily drives. M. C. THOMPSON. Bakorsflold, Sept. 30, 1930. NEW BUILDINGS NEEDED Editor Tho Callfornian: The Callfornian Informs us that wo have now 4000 students enrolled at the high school and junior col- lego. As a taxpayer It Is my wish that the school board would consider seriously tho suggestion that a separate Junior college building group * and campus bo constructed within the city. Incidentally with the exception of the courthouse, Jail, The Callfornian building and Bank of America therw are few buildings In Bakersfleld, architecturally speaking, worth tho paper they were designed on and n building group of 'well-designed structures would do a great deal to enhance our cUy. Most of tho buildings here are of tho square, cheese box architectural persuasion. H. R. JORDAN. Bakersfleld, Sept. 30, 1936. WHITE LINE ON ROADS Editor The Callfornian: Funny how folks will get different Impressions from tho same thing. Motorist remarks about the white lino on the highway south o{ * Bakersfield needing repainting. Went over that road this nast week ond and didn't notice the-line, that is to testify as to Its condition , of paint. On that stretch of road my attention Is mostly on how far oft the road I can get and still not be in the dirt. Have noticed, howevor, that on' tho highway north, and especially around Klngsburg they havo repainted the white line. So apparently those responsible are on the Job and painting these lines for the- coming winter as fast as possible. Let's hope they get the painting done south of Bakersfiold before we havo fogs. After driving through a fog with tho white line to guide, ono . wonders how motorists got along at all before the white line camo Into being. Whoever was the originator of that Idea, painting lines on tho road, made one of tho greatest contributions toward safety in motoring. It Is an aid in all kinds of weather, night and day. F. B. WILLIAMS. I 2128 Nineteenth street, Bakersfleld. Sept. 30, 1936. =(By FliEDERIC J. HASKIN Q. Was scrip used In the ITnitod States In tho panic of 1907?-—W. F. A. Scrip In tho ordinarily accepted sense was not used. Hanks which had suspended full payment of deposits on demand did Issue clearing houso corllflcuu«« over a brief period, but these wero chiefly In large denominations Issued for the benefit of business men having sub-' stantlal operations. Small denomination scrip for popular use did not appear. In the 1U07 crisis, approximately $260.000,000 in certificates (sometimes called scrip), camo Into circulation. In Now York such certificates wero used for a period of 22 weeks. _ Q. Taking the United States as a whole, has this summer been unusually hot and dry?—E. II. A. There has been a record drought and It has been marked by very great extremes in temperature. The bout has lasted Ibnger than usual and In many place* has literally burned up the crops. Q. Who originated the term, mental hygiene?—W. B. A. It watt first used by Adolf Meyer, a psychologist who waa professor of psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College and at Johns Hopkins .University. Q. How manv peoplo are employed by nUlrwd»?~-E. F., A. Mora than UOOQ.OOO persons work dir*otly for the railroada In t*™' United SUitea .9;, How )nr K° tt space would ono million dollars occupy in dollar bills 7-7-0, P. C. A. Tho Bureau of Engraving and Printing says that one million bills can bo contained In 8B cubic feot when packed and wrapped by tha_ bureau. • i ~ Q. How many contests did Babo Dldrlkson win as an amateur? — J, L A. Menke's All Sports Magazine says that she entered 834 athletic contests and won 632, being second In the other two events. This is a record which has never been approached by another woman or by a man. • • _ Q. What is tho inscription on the memorial to the late Senator Huey P. Long?— J. J. ,D. A.^luey P. Long 1893-1886 Sleep * °n , D «W: Friend and Take Your Rest. They Mourn You Most Who Loved You Best, Q. How many men did Walte* V Johnson strike out in the first game of the 1924 world series be. tween Washington and New Yorli Nationals? — B. A. A. Twelve. ln A r»a<l» ria pt tin aiunrar to anj of r.rt by wrttjnj- The Bal*rmfl«ld CalltaraUm Inforwailon Bureau, Prortorlcs J. lla«jiin ,• m. rcetor. WMhlivsto*. O, u. iqJZ^SJfa. (it ' ,-www '* i ' ', A r . vr-''

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