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bfHMAH-MtmH,.^.^ y-SV T> # SATURDAY, JANUARY 7,1933 Ctttottal i * \\ \ Hff N ifv *' , l ^ t v, ' ***f*i -P ^" ^jP* *f * *^ a^ i * r" 1 *' l ^iX^X ' * ' ¥ \ s ', *.<>" ., > j r /M-;, Issued Every Kvonlng Except .Sunday In BakersflolU, Kent County, Callforntu Entered In post office at Bakerafleld, California, as second class mall nintter under the Act of Congress March 3, 1870. MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the-use for publication of all 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 und receives the complete leased wlru Korvlco of both. THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. S. A. / DISCOURAGING TF IT be true, ns we are advised by the dis- •*• patches, that Democratic leaders in conference with President-elect Roosevelt have determined to balance the budget by. increasing income taxes, a wave of discouragement will pass over the entire country. It would seem that lawmakers learn nothing from experience. AH of them should know what has happened in'the business of raising revenue by increasing income tax rates. If they do not know, the figures are available in the Treasury Department. Incomes throughout the land in the higher brackets have been so tremendously reduced that there is no longer hope for governmental relief from such taxation, nor will the situation be remedied by a higher levy. On the contrary, we may put it down definitely that such a policy will result in lessening revenues. The situation is difficult, of course. The new administration comes into power at a time when there is a tremendous deficit, and it must find the means of wiping it out. But certainly some saner plan should suggest itself than that of seeking to create the additional fund by increasing the tax on incomes. Not only will that not produce the money required, but it will still further stagnate business throughout the land. grams of 'sugar u month from the regular government stores. Now under the latest decree, the young and middle-aged must leave home each day for an industrial job or give up sugar and bread. That is, they must give them up unless they are .able to buy from the private markets,'where a 10 cent loaf of bread costs about $3.50. The new order of course reflects the acute food shortage in Russia, a' shortage which has developed in spite of the inspired claims that the five-year plan has proven such » tremendous success. What we yearn to see is,a migration of our Communist friends to Russia. Since they like that kind of government and that kind of environment, why continue to undergo the hardships they complain of here? By FREDERIC J. HA8KIN Wlun- IroubloioTOB queitloni «rl«o, mil your* ifetf of tho mrrtco ot thli dooirtment. It ntli J'ou nothing—you luvo only Is tend 0 conn for poitefe on the penonal letter you will receive In reply. Do not us« imieudi. Any quMtlon on iny tubjeot of • hurt will J bo •niwered. Addrcn your letter .of Inquiry to The Uakenflelcl Cillfornleh Information Bit- row, Fwdorlo J. Itukln, Director, Weeding- ton, D. 0. Q. What - Is the Everywhere League?—H. H. •' • A. It Is a correspondence club for the hard of hearing. It has about 400 members. It Is conducted under the auspices of the American Federation of Organizations for the Hard of Hearing, Inc. - A HEAVY TOLL S T INSURANCE company has compiled the llrst figures covering the automobile fatalities for 1932, and finds on facts obtained in 42 states and the District of Columbia, that 29,000 persons were killed \vithin the twelve months. If a pestilence were to sweep over the land, und within u limited time were to take the lives of 29,000 people, we should want to be doing something about it, and pressure would be brought upon those in authority to take some remedial steps. We grow accustomed to the automobile accident; it is. a part of the daily record in every newspaper, and as such it receives only casual attention. But inasmuch as most all automobile accidents are-avoidable, and inasmuch as there is constant betterment in our highways, more 'careful supervision of them und more intelligent rules for the"governing of traffic, the wonder is that the number of casualties- should continue to mount with each passing year. •EOIN HERE TODAY, , ' When Merry-Amee PeehetV falle'WMile CiMN trim the itttui ttjry 'Mttmr -ft" Tern Averlll't Leni liUni) • heme LtMe, Tem'e wife, e«ll«vei It U murder. ' Pe*kee> wu her eeuiln. Ruihlnj to the beleeny, Linda, feele eemtthMl thrown aheut htr threit, ilneit itruie'lei M< filMe. "• She in* Tern decide t« (retend Ceviln A»e«' <eeth, wee en' e«ld«nl, mienwhlle *V vetlite UienMlvee te Mlvlflf the, erlmt. They hive few finite and ell kMeme >m»eit*> Mr. Slellinder, hinlneit uiMltte el Tem'i; Ciite.li D* Vei, hindteme BelflMi Mmln PreM, termer tulter el Llndi'i! end Lltn wrt f Irleh •Her. On ene e«uie m*-Me* Mether the tueiti ire> i)eriuiM te • remix, flvlni Tew M< LIMt mere time te A NEED EMPHASIZED THE WONDER GROWS HPHE need for that intelligent leadership J- calculated to be helpful in lifting the country out of the slough of despond was never better emphasized than by the statement of Secretary of the Interior Wilbur, in which he advocated the diversion into the school funds of the nation of something like a billion dollars now utilized for road construction. "We can do with a few miles less of pavement in this emergency, but we cannot surrender the position of the schools," are the exact words attributed to this Cabinet member. There are twelve million people idle in the United States, and one of the factors that has contributed most to employment during the past two years has been road construction. That class of work has provided thousands of families with the meager sums required to purchase the necessaries of life, and it is a cruel suggestion to urge that such form of relief be withdrawn in this great crisis. The cruelty is emphasized by the wide recogni- - turn of the necessity for eliminating some of 'the luxuries in education, since unquestionably that can be accomplished without in any manner impairing what should be the basic requirements of the educational system of the land. Mr. Wilbur thinks that with 44 legislatures now in session, it is time to "boldly challenge the highways .in favor of the schools." If he were well informed as to the sentiment that exists in those 44 legislatures, he would know that one of the problems they will unquestionably solve is a reduction in the cost of school systems along sane lines which will not impair then* efficiency. And certainly no one of those law-making bodies nor the Congress of the United States will be willing to go along with the inane suggestion that bread be taken from the mouths of the hungry children of wage-earners in order to still further expand our already overexpanded educational system. JT WOULD be interesting to have a lucid explanation of just how the government figures federal taxes. A Washington dispatch advises that the Mills estate, represented by Ogden L. Mills, head of the Treasury Department, has just had a rebate in its taxes of $45,348. Unquestionably the refund was due to the estate, but that does not lessen curiosity as to how it happens that those who are presumed to know most about the matter of levying and collecting taxes seemingly have not sufficient information to enable them to make their own returns according to the regulations of the Department. That being demonstrated, how can the rest of us make settlement with the government? Or conversely how can the government make settlement with us? Q, Has Rublnoff a particularly good violin?—S. A. , A. 'His violin Is valued at $10,000. Q. Does the adoption '.by United States citizens of a foreign born child confer citizenship on the child?—A. P. A. A minor child of foreign birth and parentage does not acquire United Status citizenship through legal adoption by a citizen of this country. Q. As a signature on Christmas cards, where should tho wife's name appear?—B. M. B. .. * A. Authorities differ on this subject. One says: "Although whenever tho titles Mr-, and Mrs. are used together, as name or address, Mr. comes first, the wife's name cornea first as a signature." Q. How many times was the Lamo Duck amendment submitted to Congress, before.It passed?—13. P. A. Tho so-culled Lame Duo.k amendment passed the Senate six times as follows: February 13, 1923, March 18, 1924, February 15, 1926, January 4, 1928, Juno 7, 1929, and January 0, 1932. It never came to a vota In the House of Representatives until Murch 9. 1928, when It lackeU a few votes of the two-thirds majority necessary for Its passage. On February 16, 1932, the-House passed tho Senate Joint resolution of January 6, 1032, with amendments. The conference report was accepted on March 1. 1U82. Since It Is not necessary for a constitutional amendment to be signed by the President, .the amendment was then presented to the state Leglsla-' lures. During 1932 this amendment was ratified by the following states: Virginia, Now York, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, Suuth Carollnaj New Jersey. Michigan, Maine, Rhodo iHlund, Louisiana, Illinois, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Texas, Indiana, Alabama. i Q. How many American and how many Frenchmen . took part in the Revolutionary War?—H. C. A. It has been estimated that there were 309,781 'American soldiers In the Revolutionary War. The number of French soldiers who took part varied from 4803 to 5360. On September 2, 1781, It was estimated that thera wis a French fleet at Yorktown of £000. RANDOM NOTES J. Where Is the oldest art colony of the Mississippi?—A. D. 1C. A. At Taos, New Mexico. The Taoa Society of Artists was formed in 1912. Q. How many guests will the gold table service at the White House supply?—J. T. S. . A: The service Is said to be sufficient to serve 100 guests, and since the state dining room holds no more guests, tho service is ample. The gold service originated with President Monroe. Linda flute the tewel with •klek the attempt wu mad* te etranele her (Identified ky * wear *t euiikum elntment) In Mat- lender'* kathretm. Tern.' eweileleiie el •hauak- .nemy, Merihet kle reem. The Irlihmen die- eeveri tkle end te • eet mettere rliht • Linda telle him the whele itery eiilm him te help . eelra tke myetery. Tke tkne h«»» * kffli talk, dleeiuelna til tke elewe. ' Ne«4 day Pratt 'teee te ehurek. The ether* take a ewlm and BUtlander telle Linda that he picked u* tke tewel enured with elntment frem.tke fleer et tke nvreery. He alt* ndmlte tke, deer el kli ream wae ee»" ee that k* mliht km heard tke dliturklni eeund el tke Frenek wlndew Ceutln Amee lift etea. NOW 00 ON WITH TM« 8TOBY CHAPTER XLII By the time Tom opened the room door Linda's damp suit lay on the bathroom floor, ready to be hung from the window, and Linda herself was wrapped in the negligee of turquoise mist. "Oh, tfommy, I'v found out something!" she exclaimed. "So've I." Ho slap-slapped through the, room, violently turning on tho shower. She heard the spatter of cold -water on hard flesh, a quick .toweling, and her impatient "hurry!" came even as he emerged, grinning at her excitement. "All right—yours first!" he said. "Hurry yourself!" •' "Mr. Statlander picked up the towel from the nursery floor and put it Into the hamper himself. N He admits it." "And Mr. Statlander is a little deaf, In one ear or both, and he doesn't admit-it" ' She blinked as she took this \n. "Oh! H9W—? But that—" "Answering your highly intelligible questions, I reply, 'Yes, It's the truth.' Shaughnessey told me. He overtook Statlander as ho and DeVos walked down the • lawn, and Statlander not only didn't heat' them coining—which perhaps is natural on the grass—but didn't hear his first hail, Shuughnes- sey soys he whirled around at the second one, sort of gulltllyv He thinks the man's sensitive and didn't want it known. Wo tried once or twice on the raft when he had his back to'us arid It worked. That is, he didn't hear unless we raised our voices a little." "He made me repeat one sentertce," said Linda thoughtfully, "but that often happens—he's seerried to hear all right. I didn't notice anything—" "Usually he was facing you—especially when you talked to him. And it's not ve'ry bad. If it hadn't been for Shaughnessey I wouldn't have tumbled to it at all." "Mr.' Shaughnessey pointed it out," she said slowly. "Yes, I proved it to my own satisfaction, Binks. And that—as you saw and started to say—makes a lot of difference about his hearing the noise of the door." "Exactly. But he still could probably have heard It If both doors were wide open. Did. you find out about his?" "Open." "Hm! That makes it difficult." "What's more, he opened the nursery door and the casement window In for a current through. VB.B how .he said he .came to go out on ho balcony. Ho might have heard it rom evejv. closer— ' . '"Still hie couldri'.t have been there omj. .;A noise like that only bothers f you'hear It over and over. And you. must remember Mils -hearing Is dls- Ihctly. dulto'd. Certainly the worst dgfi would be ji'aken off." "Then, * Tom—It's between Marvin and Mr. toeyos?." •"No, the devil of IMS we can't definitely eliminate Statlander any' more ,han we can Shaughnessey. We think hey're out but It's all based on such small things. How 'did'he take the .owel business?" -. ; She repeated the conversation. "And for-some reason he not only wasn't offended but Beamed to like m* jetter than before because'of It., Explain that If you can." •••••''••:" "I can," said Tom. ,".And I-think It covers a lot we have against him.. He's a born old maid—or, if you prefer,-an efficiency expert. Things out of order upset him. He straightens the railing and picks up the- towel. Also he jelleves a woman's home Is her Job and disapproves of one who takes her sacred responsibilities lightly. He's young and nighty, and suddenly you i>etray old-fnshloned house-wifely Instincts and call him to account on the number of towels he uses and the fact that one hns gone astray. Probably lie believed he had done you a terrible Injustice and felt highly apologetic." "Which would show Itself by his Just being a little less grumpy," added Linda. "Entirely possible, my dear. Well isn't It about time for Marvin to be home from church"? Are you sure you shouldn't go after .him?" "I'm not at all sure whether to leave him to do-what he said he'd rather do or whether he'll secretly be insulted if I take him at his word." "He likes to subdue the flesh," said Linda. "It'll do him good to walk, and he can take a quick dip alone before luncheon." • ' "All very well," answered Tom. "But, Linda, I'm worried. , We don't seem to be making any real progress." "We've time yet, Tommy. I have a feeling—had it all along—that • some one thing will suddenly turn the .scale and settle It. What's the program for this afternoon?" "DeVos and Pratt are playing tennis —you know we have the courts. Dolly Alger wanted to have her sister play but Fleur vetoed that. She'll be right on. deck herself. Then, as you know, DeVos is booked for the Stoner's blowout this evening. He certainly seems lashed to Fleur's chariot wheels. Not ordinarily an Impressionable chap, either, I should think. I suppose it's .her money. You can't help thinking of "She's the one that's made it impossible to think of her aside from her money," observed Linda coldly. "I can't Imagine Fleur concealing her sense of its importance. Has he any of his own?" "A very fair amount, I should say. His family's considered extremely wealthy on. the continent and even over here he'd rank as a pretty rich man. This mixing,in his uncle's perfume business Is probably just a passing, fad. He's notorious for having them but usually they're, more decorative than useful. He met Valeska at Cap d'Antlbes last season and she fell for him like n ton of bricks. I imagine the old man wanted to keep In with her—their American perfume business Is a gold mine of course—and so coaxed DeVos to follow up the acquaintance and make the trip for that purpose." "He didn't seem to me to have that •wall, passionate devotion to duty which Is such a characterlitlc of my beloved Mr. Btatlander,", ' remarked Linda, "yuleshu. won't oaro for It It she hears DeVos has .been dancing attendance on Flour Sto'rier.' 1 ' . ,- "She'll care for It If Ity means tho prestige of having Flour and-her.crowd ae customers," retorted lier husband. "Remetnber Vaieska Is first and last a fiend for 1 .profits! All jthat artistic languor take? second place to:, tho question of cash.In hand. I shouldn't wonder If she'd regard It,as the beat stroke of business*!'ve done—getting him In" with • that gang of .showy spenders and letting hlnT alone to make .himself solid." , '<• '; "Well, take all'the credit you can for It. t doubt-if your other office-representative will speak so well for you." ""Oh, heavens—Statlander! I must talk to that man this afternoon 1 First I thought he 'Just wanted' to go on with last year's figures and thu estimates for next'year but noW it looks as If he had something else on*.his mind. He. started to speak of It • on our way down to tho water but stopped when the others caught up with' us. Closh, Sinks—look at tho time! I'll bet they're all so hungry they could eat each other." At the moment there came a discreet tap on the door. Linda opened : , TEN YEARS , (tlis C«lf(>r«Un,'tliI« Supervisor James I.-Wagy elected chairman of the bbara.of su--- pervlsoro tsucoeedlftg Supervisor Stanley Abol'o<"TaftS' i • «. ! Engagement.,of, Virginia Benz to if. F. Strlcklln ' has been announced., Vera* Donaldson is .scribe for, the Otakuye Canip Fire -;<3lrls. > Engineers of Kern county are 'piati*/ nlng'an organlaation of their profes- isfon. F. A.\Bpardwell was one of tn» speakers," ••' '•• r.. '.> •' ;' Judge T. N. .Hanrey is scout commissioner for this! district.^ - ' V H. B. Schmidtj district attorney,.h»8 Announced the'appoliitment of'Edward West and W. fA.-M<siQirin as his,.chief' assistants. John tfodd .Will be Inves- ' tlgntor for the; countj>. Miss" -Blanche Matheron will,remain,In the office.- . The Welts at -Wasco will entertain, the Drillers at a dinner party. ' TWENTY YEARS AGO (The Celtforhlen,- this date, 1018) 'MI Architect O. L:;C)arli has been corn'' missioned to draw plans for a new four-room school With an auditorium for the CoHley district. The cost will be around |2i,000. Receipts of the Bakersflold post of*-' it. "Please, ma'am," said Rosle's voice, "It's past one and luncheon IB ready this 10 minutes. But Mr. Pratt is not back yet. Should we be-serving'It before he comes?' 1 .. » , Before Linda could answer Tom's voice behind her spoke authoritatively. "He should be here very soon, Rosle. He was to walk up from churcli "and perhaps he's been delayed. We'll be right ,down and If ho Isn't Ifere by half-past one we won't Wait." Linda closed, the door with excessive, caution and looked at her husband. "Service is out by 12:15 prompt," she said. "I've never had to wait luncheon for anyone who attended it." "It's 15 minutes' 'walk at the outside. You thought he'd have time for a swim and to dress again." "Let's go down!" she exclaimed. "I'll feel better there-^-on the ground, somehow. Tom, what ought wo. to do?". "Exactly nothing." His hand on the knob arrested her a moifient. "But If by the time luncheon is over—I'll have tv think about it, Linda. -I hope to heaven—" • He broke off abruptly, flung open tho door and motioned her to precede him. They went downstairs in anxious flee for the year of 1912 were »66,203.26, or an increase over tho pre- ylous year of more than $1000. Retail Clerks Association held a smoker and installatlbn. Dispatcher'L: J. Baker has. been assigned a new 'valley "trick." ' . * Odd Fellows are preparing for an" , excursion to Tafti . J The new telephone building will'be occupied on • January 25. THIRTY YEARS AGO . (The Cellfornlen, this date. 1801)) ,. Mrs. P. O'Hare Is In San Francisco visiting relatives. ' ' » S. N. Scott has, been, chosen ' commander of Hurlbert Post No. .127. An additional passenger train will be put In operation between-Oils city and San Francisco. ' The Postal .Telegraph • off Ice In Kern is now connected up. Sheriff Kelly Jie'pt his promise last night and closed down all the gambling hulls. One of the establishments will anake a test case out.of the-order. T. A. Baker, deputy'sheriff, made his first arrest, apprehending two-men known as "grafters,"'who were mulct- Ing laundry men. • . . . ' •*, silence. (Continued Monday) WHY r NOT MIGRATE? W DOUBTLESS will continue to have champions in this country who line! in the Soviet government the best instrument for curing the ills that afflict luiman kind, but we are wondering how their wives, provided they have wives, will view such championship in face of the latest orders issued by the Russian government, as reported by the Associated Press. Under that ruling, all housewives under 5C years of age will hereafter be deprived of the food cards which entitle them to purchase sugar and bread, unless they become active industrial workers. Heretofore they have had that privilege, but now all healthy women not engaged in socially useful work will be immediately affected by the new food policy. Moscow has about 100,000 housewives. Eighteen per cent of them are above the age of 56, but all of them have heretofore been entitled to buy 400 grams of bread and 800 Aside from the reduction of the cost of state government, perhaps the most important business before the lawmakers will be that of water conservation and distribution. And the hope of the fanners who see themselves menaced by present conditions is that this important subject will not be sidetracked on account of pressure of other matters or pressure from other interests. There will be before the Legislature both a Constitutional amendment laying the foundation for conservation measures, and one for a specific plan having to do with the great central basin system. Both the amendment and the plan have been provided for in fairly complete form by the Legislative committee and the Governor's committee, and their progress will be watched with the keenest interest by the farmers of this Valley, particularly by those of the counties of Tulare and Kern, where need for relief is most pressing. There is no delusion as to the opposition to the proposal. It is recognized that there are interests in the state which hope to sec the legislation blocked and which will devote themselves to doing whatever lies in their power to prevent favorable consideration. But certainly no private interests ought to weigh iiguiiiijl those of u great agricultural nreu, an area which must find itself .tremendously handicapped in the future unless some relief is accorded lo it in the matter of an additional water supply. What is necessary is that the issue should be met squarely, and public officials and legislators who decline to give it the consideration to which it is entitled, will find themselves busy explaining their position in the future. Q. i What did people wear on their feet at the time of Christ?—B. A. A. At the time of Christ, the footwear of the Jews was a sandal, composed of leather,' or a thick sole of thin wood resembling cork, covered above and.beneath with leather, and stitched on the 'edge. The sandal left the upper part of the foot bare and was' fastened by means' of straps Htltched to the solo, crossed over and wound around the ankle. This was tho sandal of the class to which Jesus Christ belonged. Later sandals were made in a most luxurious, fashion, many times gold and stiver being used freely In their decoration. Q. What percentage of those who take the American Foreign Service examinations pass them successfully? —R. P. T. A. Roughly, one-third of those who complete the oral and .written examinations for the foreign service are successful. Up to the first of last year every one who passed has been offered an appointment before his eligibility expired. By DR. FRANK MeCOY aueetlefte written by retdere et The Cellterelu. iddreeetd te-Dr. Frwk MeCey, Ml Seuth Ardmere avenue, Lee Antelee, will he tnewered. Imleie e eelt-eddrttud ctuiied enclecw. HOW TO STOP EAR NOISES Q. What was McKlnley's favorite poem?—H. N. ' A. "But far on the deep there are billows That never shall break on the beach; And I have heard songs In the Silence' That never shall float Into speech; And I have had dreams in the Valley Too lofty for language to reach." Q. What is the calorie content of skimmed milk?—L. J. W. A. It Is so Hllght us to be negligible. Skimmed milk Is recommended for persons who wish to reduce as It contains no fat. Two quarts of skimmed milk could bo consumed a day without Increasing tho weight. Q. Whore was the first social settlement started?—S. D. A. The first one In the world was founded In 18S4 by Canon Bamunl A. Barnott, vicar of St. Judo's, White chapel, East London. It was named Toynbeo hall In honor of Alfred Toyn- bee, who while a utudent at Oxford, Interested himself In the poor In the •\Vhlteehapol district Q. What was the Immediate cause financial crisis of 1837.—M. A ten-year study of this subject has developed the plans that are now submitted to the Legislature, and during all that time the farming interests have been most patient. They have reached that point, however, where they expect the subject to have friendly attention. Every step, then, in connection Avitli this important matter will be awaited with interest. ' of the L. B. A. President Jackson after he had vetoed the act of Congress renewing the charter of the United States Bank directed the secretary of the treasury to deposit no more federal revenues In the bank and to withdraw the government's cash from Its vaults in payment of bills. The national funds were distributed among vcertatn state banks. The shah of Persia wants to sell his throne and calls it a bargain at $20,000,000. With a little dickering it probably could be bought on easy terms, say around $10,000,000 down and maybe a half million a month. Roosevelt soon will be the now "man of a thousand faces." Just watch the headlines: Roosevelt faces debt crisis. Roosevelt faces farm aid clash. Roosevelt faces split over beer. Roosevelt faces, etc., etc., etc. • ' Joseph Oklahombi, one of America's great war heroes, finds himself Jobless and applies for veterans' compensation for wounds. Tho fact-that he waited-14 years should rank him as one of America's great peace 'heroes. The' big population of the ' United States has fallen 3 per cent in the last year, says the Department of Agriculture. We hadn't noticed any reduction In the number of road hogs. Add to your list of What Has Become Ofs—"The Big Butter and Egg Man." I remember when the •; Confederate soldiers came back to Alaba'ma. A fourth of them had an.arm or.leg shot off, but they went on working-In tho fields and would have shot' .anyone suggesting they needed charity.—Federal Judge Robert L. ; Wlirtams, 'Mus- - kogee, Okla. •••-, •.. e • • -.. .. ..If you nre going- to cheat or steal, get something worth while. sBe Cleveland make the other fellow pay. Don't get caught.—Dr. Albert". D. Thomas, United States senator-elect and professor of political science at'the.Uni- ^ verslty of -Utah. ' . - .•.'•'.:' 1 - , ',*' * "« •'..••. -r Every s.tudents knows the Pharisees were 1 the drys and/the prohibitionists I of that time and •,they called Him a wine-bidder .and, mbcJced,,Hlrni—Rep- resentative RobertvH.•-; Clancy (Rep., Mich.).' , ' " . .-. I for- one don't think iao.clety, is golne. to turn.the world over to the mechanical engineers to-run. It would be too bad If we did.—Professor W.-'F.'Ogr burn,,University.'Of Chicago. : . JUDGING- from the number oflet- J ters I receive on ear noises, . or head noises, this trouble Is very common. An unusual feature Is that more Inquiries about ringing . In. the ears comes in from readers in cold northern countries such as Canada than from tho readers in warm southern states such as Louisiana. One suffering from ear noises hears a ringing, buzzing,. roaring or whirring sound. The patient cannot- escape from these sounds and the effect Is that 'he Is distressed and annoyed. Whon the attacks are occasional the results are not so marked, but when the noises are present a good share of the time the results are maddening and the patient then rushes from doctor to doctor seeking relief from these haunting noises which Interfere with work, play,'or rest. Remember back to some time: when you were harassed by continual noise for a few hours fro"i hammering, a dripping faucet, or street work and then, imagine how you would feel If this distracting noise kept up .day after day. Many times these patients, suffer from a double affliction as Impaired hearing und ear noises may go together. In this way they find that tho founds of tho outside world are growing fainter and the noises Insldo the <?ais are growing louder. The Immediate Irritation which produces the throbbing noise may bo caused by high blood pressure In the blood vessels of the Inner ear, or to accumulation of catarrhal mucus around the delicate apparatus which enables one to hear. Anemia. Migraine headaches, and Menlere's Disease also produce ringing In the ears. In every case under my direct observation It has been possible to bring .ibout a cure which Is, complete und permanent. .In many Instances this may be effected by.u right diet, which th,e patient may follow by himself. Whenever the ear noises are due to high blood pressure or to catarrh i exlBtln * and after all'soreness has dls- a fast from all food for a few 4ays appeared the knee iihould be exercised hie is purely catarrhal, all fats and oll.s must be avoided for a considerable jnrlbd of time: Milk should not be aken and only small amounts of butter. A blood stream which has been capable of producing catarrh will neod a rest from all starches und sugars, and only after several months of liv- ng on this restricted diet can one expect to be able to return to a well balanced diet which allows a limited amount of starches: " . When the ear noises have persisted tor some time It may be necessary to continue dieting ovor a period of a lew monl-hs but good t-vsalts will be obtained if the patient will learn to use the right foods In the right way.- QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Tobacco Substitutes QUESTION: Mr. Ralph J. asks: "Do you think that 80 per cent stack burned or what we- call "tobacco brown" alfalfa that has gone through the sweat that, is absolutely sweet- smelling and natural tobacco color, mixed with SO per cent tobacco would make a good substitute for heavy tobacco users?" ANSWER: The main <harm from smoking cornea from tho Inhaling of the smoke into the Jungs. If this Is done with alfalfa, the effect would b« almost the saino as from smoking to- baouo. Those who Rnioko cigars or a pipe do not usually inhalo and, therefore, receive the smallest amount of harm from smoking. Practically no one has advanced the idea that Jimmy Walker might try,- collecting -France's war debt payment while he sojourns on the Riviera. rpHE post-war years are already a J. fabulous time. That sprightly book, "Only Yesterday," which persuaded us to glance back at the last dozen years, was like a glimpse Into « forgotten history book. It was hard to realize that all of tho fantastic things re.- corded there happened to us. Now we have "Just the Other Day," by John Collier and Lain Lang, In which England's post-armistice career Is similarly recalled; and American readers will be struck by the fact that England had an even dizzier time than we did. The era began with the sinking of the Interned German fleet at Scapa Flow and ended with the mutiny of the British fleet at Invergordon. it Included the hideous bluck-und-tan oppression in Ireland and the general strike. It brought 'England Its first Socialist government and" It wound up A.THOUOH.T He that shared hot his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he hot ,wlth him alto freely 'give us all things? — Romans 8:32. . *. * * ,- ' • Real worth requires no interpreter; its everyday, deeds form: its blazonry. — Chamfort. . . - . . '•'' STORIES— AND STORIES • Young' wrlier — The art in telling a story consists of knowing -what, to leave unsaid. . • •"'.•: Married- frlendi— It ; doesn't: . make much difference,' my boy.- -My 'experience Is that she finds out anyway.- — Sydney Bulletin. ,. . Lett Cartilage QUESTION: W. R. Y. inquires; "Can a missing cartilage be renewed In the knee of a woman over GO years of age?< The condition is due to a long-standing -case of arthritis, and her bodily strength has been.consid- erably Impaired," ANSWER: It Is not likely that the cartilage wjll ever be restored to normal. The beat thing to do Is to get rid of any rhumatlc toxemia, now Q. How much value has the mineral output of Alaska had since the discovery of gold?—H. T. ' ;A. Since 1880 when gold was discovered at Juneau, the miles of Alaska have produced minerals valued' at approximately $652,000*000. Q. How many musical compositions did Franz Llzst write?—C. M. A. Ho wrote between 1200 and 1300 works of all kinds. will remove the trouble, temporarily. Abstaining from food will reduce the blood pressure when (t IS too high or will quickly diminish the catarrli if the cause lies In an excess of mucus around the tympanic bones, ' It is Interesting to have the blood pressure taken before the fast in order to find whether or hot high .blood prestuto exists. If the blood'pressure Is not over 140 ntilllmeters, you may be sure that the trouble Is probably produced from chronic catarrh, In either'case the fasting'and diet treatment will bring about a rapid change, with quick rollnf from tho > annoying throbbing. The fruit fust may bu continued for five to eight', days,. &i4tl then tho patient begins on.a diet tiet from'an excess of starchy foods. If the trou- to create us normal a movement as possible. •Hanoi!*. Excellent Food • QUESTION. Frieda saks: "What is with an pound that hud departed from Us golden buue. It saw the dpcllna of English Industry, the rise of the dole und the rebellion In India, In some ways tho English pendulum didn't swing as wildly as did ours, England had no Florida boom, no stock market orgy In 1020, no S.copes case, no Chicago gang wars. Still, England had her moments. It broke a lot of legs learning to dance the Charleston, for. Instance! "Just the Other. Day" tells of all this In a thoroughly Interesting way. Published by Harpers. ' a pignolla?" ANSWER: A pignolla is the s&me as the pine nut, a seed of the pine tree which is frequently used In confectionery and eaten raw, roasted and salted as are other nuts. Most of them are Imported from Italy, Spain and Franco, but some excellent varieties are raised in Mexico and. the (western states. They are an excellent food, rich In protein and fats and may be used as the principal part of u protein meal. - Ametleiii written ky reefer* •• The Oillfer. , HIM, e'e>eiu4 te Or. FrMk MiCey. lulWert ;g«eh*s|e BulMlm, Let AiiielM, will ke en- iweree 1 . Intlete itll-tMreeiet' ilmst* eiivelsM. THE PENN COUNTRY England has been remembering a famous American name this fall, and has made a' pilgrimage of 100 persons to the places connected with William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, It was arranged by the Penn Club and the Friends Historical Society. Tlje party visited Basing House, Rickmansworth, where Penn lived after his marriage with Qullalma Sprlngett; King Johp's farm, Chorley Wood, where the wedding took place; Chalfont St. Giles; Jordans, where Penn Is burled. Amor- sham, Penn, Beaoonsflqld, Stoke Poges and the Wycombes were .nil Included In the itinerary as they have Penn memorials. The entire pilgrimage was. to commemorate Penn's first visit to America, 860' year's ugo. WIDE VARIETY OF SUBJECTS • FOR DEBATES. ' From advertising to world court, from Alaska to Russia, the bbqk- let,: Ready References for Debaters, covers a multitude of 'subjects, glv*-' ing references that will-be of great" assistance In preparing, .a debate,' a school paper, a club, talk, 'or, gaining knowledge of the topics.of tho day. , ' • / . ». ' All'the subjects that intelligent' people talk about, \that the newspapers wrlto about,' thfct -are the Issues of tho moment,., uro given in this hundy booklet, with a large list of books, speeches, and articles by the leading-minds of the country. Subjects of especial timeliness are unemployment,' prohibition, Allied war debts, uviatlnn, • prison reform, radio, and the St. Lawrence River Ciinnl. 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