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THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1933 Issued livery Evening Except Sunday lu BakerellolU, Kern County, California Entered In post office at Baker8fleld, California, as second class mall matter under the Act of Congress March 3, 1870. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled lo the use for'publication'of air news dispatches credited to It or not-otherwise credited In this paper, and also the local news published therein. The Callfornlan Is also a client of the United Press and the United News, and receives the complete leased wire 'service of both. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE •Delivered by carrier or mail In postal zones, one, two, three, per month, 66c By mall In poster zones four to eight, per month, 860 THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. S. A. LET US HOPE OVERNOR ROLPII declares that no blame rests upon him for the depletion of the thirty-one million dollar surplus which his predecessor handed over to him two years ago, and that he is in no wise responsible, either, for the fact that the state will have a deficit of nine and a half million dollars in addition to the expenditure of the surplus. The public is in no mood to quarrel .with the Governor's defense of his administration. If he can make himself believe that he is not to blame for what has happened, it will doubtless bring him some comfort. 'But what the public is interested in is the balancing of the budget through economical administration. People generally have been of the opinion that there has been extravagance in the several departments, and that a good deal of it is due to lack of business supervision. The Governor says he was very busy traveling over the state and meeting the people so as to ascertain their needs at first hand, and the rest of us are willing to let it go at that. The people do want to see the budget balanced, and they hope that it can be accomplished through the simple plan of spending less. There will be some differences of opinion as to where curtailment shall be made, and not everybody will be willing to agree to all the Governor's recommendations. But time and discussion will result in winnowing the good from the bad, and the hope will continue that, irrespective of what has happened to the surplus, the financing for the future • will be accomplished by economy instead of new tax levies. have been easier to make progress by preventive measures. But even so, we hfcve not reached that point where correctives cannot be applied. California finds in her highways one of her greatest assets. More and more people from other stales \ire making use of her roads, and whatever contributes to llieir attractiveness adds to their Value. It is good to see Kern County among the* first to provide definite legislation to prevent unsightli- nes's in the future. WAITED TOO LONG President is moved to anger by the ,notice which has been practically served upon him that Congress will not go along with his proposal to reorganize the government and reassign work to the several departments. And he says in that connection: "Any real organization, sensibly carried out, will, sooner or later, embrace the very orders I have issued.": The answer is, of course, that ^ is no time to authorize a chief executive who is just about to retire from office, to undertake a most important and necessary work. The President has had a terni of almost four years, and those four years have witnessed an unprecedented prodigality of public spending. He was at liberty at any time during his term to have demanded the authority to bring about that reorganization .which he now insists should be granted to him, but it is the record that there was no insistence that such authority and responsibility be placed in his hands, and it would certainly be the poorest kind of public policy to turn a work over to him now which could not possibly be completed before his term of office ended, shall have a reorganization in the near future, but it will be .done by a chief executive who will have sufficient time to make his plans effective. DITCHING A PROGRAM 0 By FREDERIC J. HA8KIN i \ Thli (rait, iirrlci It m»lnUln«d by tlie Btkirifleld CiUfornlin for the, benefit of IU retdtrt who tnty ui« It etery diy without tat to • Uiimitlni. All they hue to do li'iik for uiy informitlon. dtilrod, uid they will,•;«• celro prompt .innvifi by mull. Qutilldni .• nuit b« olfirly written tiid idled •« briefly u noiilblo. Enoloio tliroe-ont itimD for return Dbitige. , Do not UK pMUMdi. 'AddreU Hit lltkonrteld Gilirornlui Information Buniu, 1'rederlo J. Hukln,Director, Wuhlniton/'D. 0. Q. Is television-patented?—F. B.' A. There arri a number of . com- pntiles which hold valuable patents on television. The use of the neon ituBo and scanning disk Is • not patented, This part of the art of television was laid down as'far "back as, 1896..' ; I N THE. authority of a United Press dispatch from Washington, we learn that leaders in the opposing party are "determined to try to ditch the Roosevelt legislative program" which is now being formulated at a conference in New York City between the President-elect and House and Senate Democrats. - . It develops that the partisans aforesaid do Jiot know what the program is to be as yet, 'but they are going to "ditch" it just the same, if they are correctly quoted. The allegation js that they are "particularly bitter on the subject of farm relief and that of balancing the budget." That is discouraging news. For many years past we have been talking of farm relief. Not only have we talked about it, but we have appropriated many hundreds of millions of dollars in the effort to achieve it. Rank failure has followed the experiment, but the new administration proposes to substitute a plan which offers more'hope of success. And the immediate development is that the measure will be bitterly assailed and its passage opposed. It may be suggested that that is not the way to get back to normal. It certainly is ' not the fault of the President-elect that plans •for farm betterment during the past term have largely been abortive; he is entitled to .'the support and not the opposition of Congress, and that ought to include members of 'both political parties. The public has very little interest in party politics; it is deeply concerned with legislation that promises some remedy for the ills that exist. A VALUED ORDINANCE '""pHERE will be ready endorsement of the , A movement to prevent the establishment of unsightly places along the new right of way of the Golden Slate Highway at the entrance to the cily. This protection is made 'possible through the passage of a new county ordinance which will be effective on the highways outside of incorporated cities, and the proposal is in line with a growing sentiment in favor of beautifying the roads of Cali, fornia. We are making measurable progress in the planting of trees, but plans for beau tification -are discouraged by the erection of shacks for ^commercial purposes, mushroom buildings whpse owners give little thought to appear- RANDOM NOTES By the decree of Technocracy, man is all but out of a job. But he may take hope in the fact that the horse has also been out of employment for a good many years, and now he is coming back. The superintendent of the horse market in the Union Stockyards is authority for the statement: "For years there was no demand at all for farm horses. About six months ago it started and slowly mounted. Orders for the regular grade farm horse kept coming and tile last couple of months we have been selling about 200 a week. In December we .sold 828." And it is still the machine age. * * * "The meanest man" has again been developed, according to the findings of the State Labor Commissioner. He made it a continuous practice to take fees from applicants for jobs, and thereafter it developed that the jobs that were thus "sold" did not exist at all. In some cases where there was work to be done, it developed that four or five jobs were sold to different applicants. There have been a good many competitors for the title of "the meanest man," but'we imagine that this one who has accepted fees for obtaining employment in these times of distress is^entitled to the palm. * * * There is always room for one more in the omnibus, and seemingly there is always room for another course in our higher institutions of learning. It might be imagined, with the additions from year to year over the past decade, that the curriculum of the average institution was fairly complete,, but seemingly not so. The Butler University at Indianapolis' has provided a course of instruction in marriage, and along with the announcement is the information that there will be evening lectures on the "physical, psychological, economic, social and religious aspects of, wedded life." The head of the department is described us a "twice married attorney, with experience in divorce cases." And thus the cause of higher education goes on its happy way. Q. When/was the first ,- national tournament of the Chicago Fly Casting Club.held?—S. K. -"• . A. The first national movement -for developing skill, and accuracy- in- fly- casting developed In Chicago about 1893 with the formation of the Chicago Ply Casting Club, which: held the. first national -tournament' at tho • World's Fair in that year. .-.. ; ,•'.-'' ..»; , Q. What was the tax on beer before, prohibition?—V. T, •-- ' A. It was »5.00 a barrel until 1918, When the tax was raised to" 18.00 a barrel..' Q. When was the, English , colony established on Roanoke Island?—R. A. ;A. Tho. first .English colony In North America.was established there, August 17, 1B85. It Is within a "few miles of Kill Devil Hill, marked by a monument commemorating the Wright brothers' first flight In an airplane. Q. What is the average weight of a family's washing?—R. A. W. A. The average Is about thirty pounds a week. ' Q. What are the duties of a floor lender?—H. I. J. " A. ' A floor, leader ' is a member designated by h|s .party caucus • to have charge of the party •strategy In tho House of Congress of which he is a member. He follows the proceedings carefully and .accurately, In order to speak effectively when necessary. Ho has the duty of'arranging the order In' which other members of "his party may speak on a given measure. Q. How much does public education cost each person In the United States? —S. Q. • A. The entire bill for public education amounts to ten cents a day for each person over 21 years old A. Gold pieces In the denomination of one dollar were last coined In 1922. These were the Grant Memorial coins. Q. Must a woTnan wear black when attending a funeral?—^R. D. woman no longer finds It necessary to wear, black unless she Is to be seated with the family. Dark clothes should however, be worn. Q. Is the commerce between the United States and Hawaii of more "aluo than that between tho United tates and either Alaska or Puerto Rlco?^-C. W. N. A. Tho value of exports to Hawaii s greater than to either Alaska or Puerto Rico. In 1929 and 1931 the ralue of imports from Hawaii was greatest but In 1930 those from Puerto Rico slightly exceeded those from Hawaii. Q. What Is maizolith?—M. N. A. Maizolith is a name for artificial wood. It is derived from "stone made rom corn." Q. When did hosiery become a actory product in tho United States? —M. Y. A. Although a stocking loom had >een imported Into Pennsylvania by John Camm about 1723 and several ithers_ were introduced during the Revolutionary War, the business did lot expand rapidly until 1831 when he power loom came Into use. Q. What constitutes a "museum piece"?—A. B. P. A. Any quality which makes a museum a more appropriate place for an article would constitute it a museum piece. .Exceptional beauty, rar- 'ty, or ago are three such quallflca- .lons. Q. How many of < the people living n Washington, D. C., were born there?^L.. V. A. Abouf forty per cent are native born. ance. • The f sightly should have begun long ago; it would movement lo keep our highways An assemblyman-elect from Hollywood finding himself without the means to meet a railroad fare to Sacramento, purposes to hitch-hike to the Capital city, and the papers have a good deal to say about it. But that isn't anything new in the history of the country. Didn't Thomas Jefferson ride all the way from Monticello to Washington and tie his horse in front of the White House? Bu perhaps it is news because it is not done anj more; at least we have not heard of anj legislators here in California being compellec .to thumb their way to Sacramento to nttem a legislative session. The Hollywood mem her ought to look around him a bit; in whicl event he doubtless would find that assistance which would save him a long and tircspm journey. , •COIN Mm TODAY Avirlll hillivn hir ilfcrly wvtli, Plrtitly, WM Murtiri* whM hi fill , fnM thi Mimtf itiry Mlemy it <hi Avtrllli' Liftl MM* hunt ktiiuii if • fan wtrtfi hi mpM Mfwt hlfdttlli. - LmaVrMhm u»- itilri. •ijnititi trtoi ti itrtnili htr M< ri» ftlnti. Theri in fiMr tutrti In thi <> hiim—ill intnti il.tk* iflMi, Thiy tn\ Mr. ««-, iMttr,. kwlMti iMMliti if Tim Avirlll! CMtii* DI VM; hMMiM ••tiiMi Mirvhi Prttt, fimiir lulllr it Unrfi'it tut Urn " ' Irlih writ*. SHtp'thirt It Mil TM, hir hulktiHl,, Mt thiMMlm U Mhrl thi irlMi. <Thiy w* «IM *hm BMHr 1 Biyli, mitfUil tfctMlmr, IM<I virdf thit twrymi •Hit-nml* until hi hn ••MtlmM, thin, ••yli li M • fliMM MI int MR Ml rituffi fir Mvinl Nun.' • • " Llnii -fHrtt thi ti*il with wtilih «hi «t- •mpti'ttn. iRMi ti itnuili hir liiMtlflld hy • tqiMr it luithurn UntMMt. tip Inrm «h»t Hut*,, thi MM. hii l«r»<ifi*,-«\ «hlri fir thnihMiwy iitl Tin MnhM fir «M . WllfTi „ i a R AM th HMMy . flRIt ihlt "~ CHtt' "'" Tft Mi mittiri rliht Llnii Mil him thi whili Miry •M>'Mki him ti hit* yntimli t«iimytdry « :. Kir, MtlilR't dwth. Tun,: LIMi M< «hlu|h- niuty hni i IHI tilk, dlMUulm ill tin '•llwri. ".-.'. . .,.- . ' '. • ' .•....•„ :• Nut <ty TMI Inrm that •« thi'Rliht'it hit «ulh Ciuiln Ann I»IM< i Frimh wlnfm",th»t. m4i."»'• liu<< tfliturhliii iniM. . Mi-rnMirtrinli . thi irlmi, 'biltavlM thi MttnMTW ' WM ciiMyMl 'by thli' MHRII ' iNflt M>thi hilnny ti' iliu thi wln*»w. <htn iuir- riM with .OiMl* Amu mi In MMM MIW ' hiirM.hlii ti thi iravM. ' MOW 00 ON WITH THE. STORY CHAPTER Xt, . Tom, Intent on' his story, . spoke slowly. He< was seetag all'that had happened, exactly us he described it.. "Pratt stands there paralyzed for a moment. Then he hears you, Linda, coming as • fast as .you can run. He dashes for the door, realizes ho can't make It. He crouches beside, the wardrobe, hoping you won't come In but out of sight If you do: • You rush In and go straight for the casement door. You couldn't tell It was njurdor but his knowledge of guilt confuses his mind. He grabs up a towel .from the chair—and you know the rest." She was silent and Tom continued: "Remember he's seen me swimming In. He flings the towel out on the balcony," figuring no one will see It there and that he can get It later. He bonds over you, waiting for me t« come on for others who may • be roused and cut off his-retreat. Best not try to get away. Tell that story of hearing you fall and stick to it." '. "And now," said - Linda specula- lively, "he's peaceably at church." "Now—and then—and all the time if he's a homicidal maniac," said Tom soberly, "all rules of conduct are null and void. He's sane except when something drives him cuckoo. He attacks—and kills—and Is sane again. That is, always assuming he's the one." Linda shivered. "Does that let Mr. Statlander off? He couldn't hear the noise so well at this end of the hall." "But he could hear it. You heard It plainly. If he slept with his door open he could easily have ,been kept awake by it," ".The step I heard was at the other end of the hall." "I noticed •• when he came In after you fainted how silently he walked. Ho had soft slippers on.' If one" board creaked It would account .for the' single step you heard." "It seems.to me," argued Linda carefully, ''that a great deal hangs on whether Cousin Amos' door was closed or open and whether Mr. Stat- lander's was too. If both were open he could have been annoyed by the sound, and. If both were closed he couldn't. .If one were open, and the other closed he might have and might Oh. heck I You've .>t . -/ , .*- not Where are the mdn?" she added suddenly,' , '< "On the .terrace—around the place." .'• ,* * \ tjhe'had paused,by the window toward the garage. "Here comes Mr. Shtfughnessey over to the house." She waved violently.* "Sinks, waltl caltaU him now I" -'A s •' ' "Why? What's the*matt>r?", >, , "The room—we wanted to go In." Her eyes responded with horror. "I am i dumb) Forgot all about Itl Now wo can't go together.-,.I'd- forgotten It was locked—and wanted, make a test with the .two' doors*. 4. You have the key? All right. i:il go Into Mr, Statlander's room and you go' In there. Perhaps 1 1 cnh join you i later—""" . "Hurry up, he's 'coming. I don't know yet what you want of Him or what we,do.',' ---,, s ,.., -.-.,.. , 'I was going to ask him to get 'Mr. Statlander and Mr. De Vos down to the water so they can't possibly h'ear us-'or come back unexpectedly. Then; with one of us In each room, we can squeak that casement first 1 with both room-doprs.open, then with both shut and then alternately—one open -and one shut. Jt won't take a minute and It might prove a lot. ' Come, on—I hear him on the'steps." , They met their fellow.conspirator on the,upper landing. VWhat ban I do for you?" he asked expectantly. Tom. explained und the Irishman nodded. .'• •. \ "Easy enough. The western gentlemen Is down toward the-water already and our Belgian friend will be coaxed to stroll after him." "Are you sure you can do It?" whispered Linda anxiously. "I'll be so winsome they can't resist me," muttered Shaughnessey grimly. "Do you watch from - your window. "You'll have time for the trial!" As they saW the two tall. figures move slowly down, the .lawn they hurried for tho hall and the' different rooms. Linda was ready at once but Torn'lihgered'tn the guest rqom. When he joined her she began impatiently: "I could hear exasperatlngly well with both doors open and fairly well with one closed. I'd say that if both were open Mr. Statlander is certainly very much In It but that,.if Just one were closed he is pretty likely to be. So we must find out surely how his door was last night." Tom sat down r and .passed a handkerchief over his hot forehead. "Now," he said, "forget Statlander for the moment and the squeak and the towel and the shirt and the rest. We must go down, and you must find an excuse to talk to Statlander. But— I found something in - that room, Binks." » . "Oh! What?" "A book—a commonplace, heavy looking book. By 'M. Pratt'." "What—but what's that? I didn't know Marvin wrote. .Where Is It?" Tom's mouth set firmly. "Put away, my darling .child. Naughty, naughty. I had | time only for a hasty glance— but oh, my! It's what -would be classed In collector's catalogues and libraries as 'erotica'." • "Marvin!" The exclamation was utterly Incredulous. "Exactly. Well, It seemed to have, ostensibly, a high moral purpose. Supposed to be about decaifent religions In darkest • Asia—and folk-lore translations—but somehow, from th,e little 1 I saw, It was a case of protesting too much. No, I'm afraid • our Marvin slipped then—It was. 10 years ago, incidentally, • Binks, when he was younger and ' more i civlioW^-'but he ' dldn'tjriiiU« Wia'puf-ely tlflc mbtlve.."''' ' ' '• < ' -. ' '"But — there — In '' Cousin Amos' e^ hold of It—7" "Don't, ask me. room—?" > ,- v * , ,','t* ' "Remember the old -Wan threV his handkerchief over something and vypu supposed that he had -some sitappy reading beside Marcus Aurellus? -You were, darned right—but you little kheW How snappy!" -. ''>.',' X >' VBut. did he bring It—how did He , _ I'd say offhand ihe didn't' bring it. It's an awfully big book and he had (Only that 1 little bag., I think he came on It sdmewhero here —one"of those, old bookcases'of Aunt Cahdace's. It looks dusty and neglected. I've always' told you you should\ v go over those books. > Weed them' out for valuable first editions and-give the rest to the-Junkman." .-'I'm always meaning to. Theyjodk so,depressing!" Linda was'at best no book-lover and depended'on the circulating library or casual purchase 'of current' successes tar her reading matter. • *;But stilt I don't : see—" , "Wak«',up; Binks I "Marvin tried to get In there, didn't he?" , '• - : YEARS AGO' -*' ^f nlin, tills tfltl, 1033) f 'w* football play era'selected ' ST high school teain fr» J_^U/V.. ._«ul,>a*t V V|Ml4*h. a8.,foll6w'si\,7HaiiHen,, center! v BrUej guard} Flctchen'taokle; Caldwell, halt- - ' " • baok K and/Lewls,:en«ri - , • -, ' . " • County, schools Will 1 have a clekhjup' '' yonianua tidied' rind bj'en Delected tfXUB* TT. W* XV»J r U' l *lUW r J.UKP* <f,T *[,<•*' blxon, entertained Jit ^ 'tea. An .exhibit of pastels was displayed. Mrs. A. ..I. Brown, has been president of the ladles', auxl.—, „ the 'Brotherhood of .LocoWotlve Bnfl-* •y out (he. city manager plan,., f, ^-"^ i , *' J ".' • | An Inmate at the VooVfnty hospital leaped Into the Stthe', canal and'was neers. The city manager "Oh-: "And you felt'there was something more than rage against, Cousin Amos- Sort of apprehension, you said—" "That's-'so.. Oh, Tom, I- see It, I see It!" \ ;, "Of course! Why he was afraid you'd talked together, why he wanted to prevent—" . ' > "What Cousin "Amos was digging him about^--but how did he find It?" '"If it* was In the house, that man would find Jt. Particularly if he could use It to embafras.us or a guest Yes, I think we've hi.t'it.' Sohiehow the old man got hold of it—" , "And threw It' up to Marvin—" "And Marvin was aghast, at this, early effusion .coming to light—probably thought It lived >down by, this time—and feeling 'as he does about you—" ...'*-. . "Tom!" Well, you can't deny he likes you, Binks, and as a result of your early acquaintance he thinks of you as a sort of kid compared to him—" "Urn, yes—I suppose So,' Oh, Tom, how,*did Aunt Candace ever get it Into her .rows and-rows of respectable old standbys?" . "That, my darling, Is a mystery we do not have to 'solve, thank fortune!. Our problem Is who got "It out—and whence and how." s . "Tom—It's high tide!" "I .knew. We simply must go. Thei; all want a swim. We'll think about this—I don't know Just how It fits in but It's no end mysterious. . Come-on and round 'em up. Don't forget you're to vamp Statlander. Haven't anything to report on the interview before breakfast, have you?" Linda gurglSd with reminiscent laughter. . "Nothing but a perfectly outrageous performance by Mr. Shaughnessey. The way he rescued me from a Stat- lander'ish Inquisition—well, I'll tell you about it later. I didn't get a chance to ask questions. Now wait a minute till I remember' all I was to ask. We've wandered so far from him. Towel ,— balcony railings — door—yes there's plenty. And here's where I pin him down!" - (Continued Tomorrow) ' drowned. f, ""• r-ff* v "" ' • t TWENTY YBAfti'AW M / - • (Tho CiUfprnlm, lhli*ditiM»l»>' ,'A> i ' Miss BlyScr}bner.la-,entertaining Miss Eza Sarthout of PoHeryilfe, - * , May Howard, "psychlc'w^nder," wlIP be the'major attraction At. the. opera house this evening.' ' , * » ' Farmers are petitioning the trustees to establish a' free market Here, whero^ they may' sell their produce at a good saving, to the public. ' Tho baby abandoned at the-dooretep of Dr.'-Homer Rogers, has been'taken caro of attthe Children's Shelter while- the sheriff's, office Is seeking those, who ^abandoned ft. Tho N6. 17 well of tho Santa Fe at the city limits;of Fellows continues to produce about 1506 barrels dally. , • - THIBTYsYEARS AGO' (Tho CillfornUn, thli date, 1909) C. A- Barlow, has another of his valuable oil maps ready for distribution. James Baker, has" returned to his work at the Exposed Treasure mine. The teamsters'-' ball* team defeated the butchers,again, 17 to 10. The Board of Trade will hold Us annual 'meeting ,at the Bakersfleld Club on January 12. i " • . The,<"Tyranny of,Tears" presented" here turned out to be "one of the best treats the city has witnessed In a long 'time, 'without 'a single suggestive or Immoral line." Q. What occupations have Greek immigrants generally entered?—A. N. A. Most Greek immigrants ''when coming started to . the selling United candy. States have fruits, and wrlttm by rn4tn it Thi Ocllfiriilwi, iMmn« <• Dr. Prink MeCiy. 6M Biuth Artfniri innue, Lit AnitlM, will to mvnnt. iMlm i Mlt-iMrinifl itmni imnli«i. H PARALYSIS is DUE TO INJURY OF BRAIN OR NERVES lowers from baskets on the streets. Uiter they acquire pushcarts and still ater candy or confectionery stores. Eventually many become merchants. Thousands of Greek immigrants have worked as mill and foundry hands, on railroad construction)), and as labor- era. They also engage In shoe shining establishments. The tendency IB to branch out Into the following lines: restaurants, wholesale .grocers, cigarette manufacturers and tobacco merchants,- at,enmshtp companies, banking, moving picture theaters. Q. Who was the musher who drove the dog team .-Into Nome -with' .the diphtheria serum?—Q. M. M. -,.-! A. Gunnar KnsHon was the, owner of. the team of nine dogs led b'y Ballo which carried the diphtheria antitoxin to Nome, Alaska, In February, 192C. Q. Is It fair'to exact a penalty for Infraction of a rule at Contract when the same mlsplay has been made previously without penalty?—C. S. A. It Is fair. Players • are , not obliged to exact penalties, But the fact that-some players are too easygoing or negligent to do so should not Influence a player who chooses to demand p penalty. All players should be prepared to pay penalties • cheerfully when guilty of Infractions of the rules. " , Q. Who said: "I do not agree with one word you say but will defend with my life your right to say A. -H. T. The famous sentence', • often quoted us the {bout Illustration of the principle of freedom of speech; WBH ooirtjilnnd^in a letter written by Voltaire, the.'" liYenah satirist, to Rous- sonu, the French revolutionary. 'OW many of you saw the me, 'chanlcal man, on r robot who walked across the floor and answered the'telephone? A--part- Of tho, body which Is paralyzed might be compared to a mechanical man- .who is dlscon- nqpted from his electrical current. You might compare the wires,-which carry the current, with .the'nerves In the body and the''machines, which move the mechanical man, with the muscles, When the current passes through the robot, he,is stimulated to make the proper response,- but, when the current Is shut off, he stands Still as though paralyzed. It Is the same with the nerves and muscles. When the nerve is. paralyzed so-that It no longer carries Impulses, we find • that the muscle no longer moves but Is paralyzed. "" • In reality, paralysis Is not a''dlsease but a sympt-ou which refers to a loss of movemer' ol the muscles in some part of tho body.' Paralysis is: no longer the hopeless affliction that it ui>ed to be now that we know so much of the right treatment for it. When the right treatment is used immediately, I have seen complete, cures of severe, paralysis, bu,t, when the treatment Is 'delayed, the cure takes longer and may not be complete; al- thuugh it is usually possible to bring about some degree of Improvement. There are several kinds of paralysis, but In every case there Is some injury or Interference with the brain or nervous system. One of tho most common kinds Is that which follows.a stroke of apoplexy, -the paralysis being duo to -a clot of blood on the brain. Another kind is an injury of the spinal cord due. to drinking a certain-kind of artificial ginger extract. , Accidents may also Injure the brain or nervous syhtcm, producing paralysis. Children may suffer from Infantile paralysis due to an inflammation of the- spinal cord, ' while • the aged may develop a form of paralysis known as shaking palsy. Creeping paralysis, which begins at the toe^and gradually creeps upward, Is another kind that Is an indication of a gradually rising destruction in tho spinal cord. A temporary paralysis .may occur when the muscles are not used for some time, as when a part has been kept in a sling or a uast. A severe paralysis produces - a crippling which Is more rtjajked thuji In any trouble besides, perhaos, arthritis deformans. When paralysis has existed for some time, there tendt to be a pasting of the muscles and tho limbs and parts affected may, become smaller and appear pale and withered. Often only one-half or a portion of the body may be affected. Practically all form? of paralysis, not due to Injury are duo to-various toxins which uttuok and destroy spo- olal parts of the nervous system; this (a tho Important'reason why: treatment must be started as-soon us pos- sible. Because of the elimination produced by a fast; this method of treatment by restricting'food is a'valuable adjunct to'-any other measures. Ap- iroprtate ' physio-therapy treatments, islng the sinusoidal' current, should >e given to increase the circulation and to encourage the development of muscular power in the parts affected. Stimulation of. tho spine and nerves by -alternate hot and cold packs and showers is often helpful, as Is every method of Increasing elimination including sponging of the skin and the dally use of enemas. After the preliminary fast, the patent must use a careful diet and .exercise should be taken in order to reeducate tho stricken nerves and to •store proper tone In the muscles. Daily' massage of r the entire body Is also helpful. These measures, when properly combined, will produce good results in almost every case of paralysis. regardless of the type. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Food Combinations. ~ • QUESTION: Mercedes R. writes: "I am much Interested in your health column and am-being greatly benefited, but I am having difficulty in getting It through my head Just which foods combine well. Will you be good enough'to give me some kind of a rule to go by?" ANSWER: Proteins, which are the meats, cheese, nuts, 6to., when properly combined with nonstarchy and salad vegetables,'such as string beans, spinach, celery, etc., are easily digested. The starches, such. as potatoes, .macaroni, .rice, should also be combined .with tho nonstarctiy ' or salad • vegetables, but nevev with the proteins. Just remember this and study the menus given in this column each week and It, will soon become very easy for .you to select.good foods and "correctly combine them, Send In a large, self-addressed, stamped .envelope for my article called "Food Combinations." Should Tonills •« Removtd? QUESTION: Mrs. Mildred MaoG. asks: "Would you advise a woman of 54 to have her tonsils removed? They have bothered me off and on for years. Also have quite a little rheumatism Jind varicose veins and system Is full of poison." ANSWEJR: There is no reason why you cannot reduce the ulze of .your tonsils and get rid of the tendency to pus formation. The same' toxemia which causes rheumatism usually affects the tonsils, Qet.r.ld of the general toxicosis from which' you are no doubt suffering and that treatment will probably cura your tonslllar trouble. • ' wrIHil hy riMw* if Tin 'Olllflf.' tiiirt ti Pr.'Fruk MiOiy, ••IMw't _ •vllilni, Ln AM<|M, «HI,jp>*!l- mn«. It does seem that the age that produces a stabilizer' to take the roll out of. ocean liners should be able to take the squirt out of a grapefruit. Judging from the .fate of most New Years resolutions,. It might be 1 a thrifty move to use a loose-leaf .notebook when turning over that new leaf. In this holiday season, probably a great many husbands would like to write a book called-"I'm a Fugitive Prom a Chain Store.'.' .Cheer up If those Christmas neckties weren't all you expected; them to be. .Maybe you can smoke 'em. Why does-a .fat girl always -receive six or seven 5-pound boxes of chocolates for Christmas? <«- Old ^ maids, or what Is more modernly appropriate, bachelor 'girls, in the- business and professional world earn more money than' do. married women or divorcees.—Helen, Mathewson Laughlin, dean of women, Unl- versity,of California. .-•-.. No story ever yet has gone on the films as It was written.- 1 —John Krsklne, author and professor of English, Columbla: University. i : . , W.e^aje,,agaihst war.,, OUK, idea is'to prepare'for peace. We "get our'policy froih the Bible—from'Luke:, "A strong man well armed keepeth his palace In peace." -^ Louts , A. Johnson, national commander of -the American .Legion: i was never troubled by sleepiness, but I:; wis , ,b';<)Uiljred' --when.". njy' %o cream • and powdtr '.ran out (n P»rl last night.—Amy ttx>hnsbn,. British ayl- atrlx, on her return to London' from record flight,from Capetown, Africa. By birth and ancestry I am American;, by choice .and belief I am a Christian: but by the years of my life, ' by sympathy and feeling, I am Chinese.—Pearl Buck, authoress. . • • .- • * " • - • - • * It Isn't necessary''for people to fol- ' low -each other like sheep in social events.—Mrs. John Nance Garner, of the vlce-preslde.nt-elect. ' • I A THOUGHT Behold, I stand, at the door, and knock:> If any man h«ar my voice, and oper the door, I will come, Into ••him, and will aup with him,, and he with me.—Revelation 3:20. , , .».. * • There is nothing on earth divine bq^- slde hunmnlty.-^-Melanchthon. % ;• - « .» HARD ON HUBBY "Do you find it more .economical to do -your own cooking?" "; '*»•> '* "Certainly. Since/I have been cooking, my husband' eats only • half as much'as he used to,"-*-HummeL Ham- buiy4';i J,'-^ j, / . ••qiRISTAN AND ISOLDia," by Brs- J. klne, presents two of the world's most famous lovers in a manner which probably will cause Richard Wagner to turn over .violently in his. grave, .Mr. Ersklne applies his "Helen of Troy" formula to this tale, and the result is a smooth, up-to-date, ironical- story which, however •unorthpdox It may be, Is at least pretty good reading. Tristan becomes a dashing, ' devil- may-care young swashbuckler In whom there Is only a modicum of constancy,. Isolde comes from beyond the sea to marry King Mark—whom Ersklne pictures as a stupid old rounder, badly frightened of Tristan—but Tristan can only give her part of his time. He is too busy having fun with his other girl friends. , ' In to. the story, at this point, comes young Palamede, a dreamy Saracen who has traveled all the way from Palestine to find his Ideal of knightly chivalry.' It Is'Palamede 'who gives Isolde the only constant devotion she finds, and it is Palamede^ at last, and not Mark, who kills Tristan. But for Palamede there Is only disillusionment, and lie finally heads for home in deep dejection—pursued, by .the way, by Isolde's lovely cousin, Brangaln, who has vowed to marry him If she has to chase him all the way to Asia Minor to do It, Mr. Ersklne, na you can see, is up to all of his old tricks here. They aren't bad tricks, e'lther, even if they have lost in freshness. • The book is published by Bobbs- Merrill. • : . . ... AUSTRIA CENSORS NAMES Austria has decreed that parents must not express their political feel- Ings or enter into flights of fancy when naming their children. The ministry has sent instructions to the birth-registration .bureaus throughout tl»e oou»4ry, stating that 'infants will not be permitted to bear' Christian names which > offend against, either morality or public order, or ore likely (p bo unpleasant' to th,olr pwn9«. '"•' DEBATERS! REFERENCE, LIST .; t > . The booklet, ''Ready^ References for Debaters," Is descr|b*d;thus onj the •cover: "Subjects ' most frequently .discussed Jn school and forum : and- a short' out -to the sources of the In test authoritative Information thereon. 1 ' <idf *• Sixty-four pertlnenUsuWeots are glVen, with first-clans--and easily found- references. .--Some' of the subjects covered wore the main planks of the recent presidential election. Most of them are written ubout'almoBt dally In the newspapers.'-'All of them are of the utmost Interest and Importance In this modern life as it Is lived and governed. 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