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The Callfornlan la also a client of the United Press and the United News mid receives the complete leased wire service of both. EASTERN REPRESENTATIVES Bryant, Griffith & Brunson, Inc. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta WASHINGTON (D. C.) BUREAU Frederic ,T. Hnsktn, Director, Washington, D. C. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE Delivered by carrier or mail In postal zones, one, two, three, per month, 65c By mall In postal zones four to eight, per month, 8Dc THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. 8. A. i naSahD > STALIN THREATENS WORLD T>RESENTING an accounting to the starv- A ing, disappointed peasants of Russia for prodigious failure to successfully complete the much-advertised Five-Year Plan, Dictator Stalin recently reiterated the Soviet threat to all the world. Stalin told his deluded followers at Moscow that failure •i was due almost entirely to the fact that Russia was menaced by war, that China and other nations would have invaded the land of Communism had it been left unprepared. That contingency, he insisted, compelled a policy of intensive industrial development at the expense of food and other programs, and continuation of another Five-Year Plan in which more attention will be given to agriculture, stock raising and other activities to provide the actual necessities of life for many millions of people. Then he said: "History will show the first Five-Year Plan to have tremendous international . meaning. Our own camp is being increased throughout the world by the successes of the Five-Year Plan. This means that proletarian revolutions are threatening the capitalist world and that these successes are mobilizing revolutionary forces of all countries against capitalism." Stalin's "excuses" are pitiful, since they are based on nothing but hoary buncombe often administered to oppressed peoples by self-seeking leaders under the label of "patriotism." No other nation in the world has aggressive designs against Russia, as . Stalin well knows, and the specific reference to China is particularly ludicrous to the well-informed. But the impoverished, uneducated and misinformed peasants" of Russia do not fall within that classification and so, we are informed by the dispatches, "they applauded the words of the Soviet chief \and stoically pledged renewed devotion to ...the second Five-Year Plan. Their immediate hope is lhat they will be given enough black bread to keep body and soul together during the remainder of a bitter winter. , v Americans will have little concern with .; Soviet threats against the capitalistic system. Challenged as it has been during the last few years, and with its many defects recognized, it is in no danger of being supplanted in the United States by anything even remotely resembling the brutally inefficient system under which the people of Russia have become world-wide objects of compassion. But these threats and the existing conditions in Russia are pertinent in view of continued propaganda at Washington designed to bring about official "recognition'-' of the Soviet regime. While the question is being debated by internationally-minded politicians and American captains of industry, it is important that the people bear in mind just what they are being asked to "recognize" and why. If any better argument has been advanced for such recognition by the United States than that American trade with Russia has fallen off, we do not recall it at the moment. Granting that Big Business might benefit to the extent of some millions of dollars annually if official relations with Russia were resumed by Washington authorities, that argument resolves itself into nothing less than the proposal that Americans barter their social, industrial and governmental ideals, their traditional Ameri can principles, for a mess of pottage. We have faith that the American people will never consent to that. Left to itself, as it should be, the Soviet .regime in Russia will pass. This govern : inent is under no obligation to lend moral , nor any other kind of. assistance to a leader ::ship already engulfed in social and economic ;fallacies. When the "proletarian revolu- £tion" comes, as predicted by Stalin, it should tSbe confined to Russia. And when the op * portunity is presented for American citizens ^to be of genuine assistance to the Russian ' people, it will be tendered as generously ant jsincerply as conditions permit. DEMANDING THE FACTS TT ADDS nothing to general confidence in •*• national leadership, of which we were never in greater need, to observe the criminations and recriminations of Washington authorities in. relation to the European war debts. Personal encounters such as that between Senator Borah and Senator Johnson on the floor of the supposedly dignified Senate, are extremely disquieting at a time when the critical nature of foreign problems demands calm consideration and sober judgment. The American people, whose interests are vitally affected, are enlightened not at all by such debates; on the contrary "they are left more hopelessly confused as to actual conditions surrounding the war debts. But perhaps Senator Johnson's courageous demand lhat all the cards be laid upon the table in plain view will lead to good results. Despite denials by spokesmen for the Hoover administration that no "promises" of revision or cancellation were made to France when Premier Laval and Mr. Hoover held their conference at the Rapidan in 1931, Senator Borah's contention that the French people were led to believe that some readjustments would be "considered" naturally gives rise to strong suspicion that the actual facts are locked in the bosoms of a favored few. Senator Johnson rightly brands that as unfair to himself, his colleagues and the American public. Incidentally, it is no less unfair to France. It is to be hoped that the white light of publicity will be permitted to shine upon these vitally important problems after March 4. Otherwise public opinion as to the payment of war debts cannot be intelligently formed, either in the United States or in France. EDUCATIONAL "FRILLS" TUST how far Ihose in authority can go in the matter of reducing the costs of education in the state without adversely affecting the public school system must, of course, have matured deliberation. It is apparent that some reductions will be made and many tentative plans and suggestions to accomplish that purpose haye' already been presented, including those of Controller Riley. After pointing out several major features of his economy program, the dis- jatches from Sacramento disclose that what mve been widely recognized as "educational frills" would be the first to go in the slashing process. For the Controller is quoted as saying: "This minimum program would ban educational frills such as tap dancing and art." There will be general agreement that such eliminations have wide-spread popular approval. That is not to say that such things as tap dancing and the study of "art," whatever that may be, are unworthy of a place in the education of those who desire them. But as part of the public school curricula, they offer little or no appeal to seriously overburdened taxpayers of the state. RANDOM NOTES Professor Einstein is with us again. And that gives rise to considerable speculation as to whether his present visit will be helpful in clarifying the uncertainties of his Famous relativity theories. Not that we have lack of mental exercise in other directions, but it is to be presumed that Professor Einstein knows a great deal about relativity and that the public does not. So, it would be very agreeable if the German scientist should impart to an eager audience just what relativity means and thereby ease our minds of at least one problem. But the dispatches from Los Angeles indicate that he is thinking about other things, and perhaps that is to be regretted. One report says: "Oddly, questions concerning the riddle of the universe—which has been his life work —found him less responsive than queries of the present-day earthly problems of mankind. He seemed anxious to voice his thoughts on the world's economic ills, but evinced only casual interest in his own cosmic theories." There will be no desire to dictate what Professor Einstein shall do while he is a guest here. But since his fame is founded on study of the universe, and not on economic ills of humanity, it may be prophesied that his ideas on the former will have \much more respectful attention from the American people than his personal conclusions as to the growing struggle between capital and labor, the use of machinery, and similar questions' affecting our social and economic life. By FREDBHIC J. HAsklN Waihlniton li the world'i irtateit itorehouli- of all klndi of knowledie. You can draw on It free of chew throuih our Hureiu there. Any question ot, fact you may aik will t» aniwered Promptly In t perional letter to you. Be careful to write clearly, sin your full name and addreii, and enclose a centi for reply poitif*. Do not u» potfcarili. Send your Inquiry to The Bakertfleld California Information Ilureau. Frederic J. Ueikln, Director, Waihtnfton, D. C. Q. ,How many states in this country require an automobile dr.lver to take out a driver's license?—M. M. A. Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia require a driver's license. Q. What Is the origin of ice skating?—M. B. A. The first mention of skating either as a form of sport or as means of locomotion over frozen rivers and lakes, is. in connection with an Injury sustained through a fall on ice by Sti Liedwi, of Scheldam, Holland, in 1392, now called "The Pnlron Saint of Skat- Ing." However, relicH unearthed in the FInsbury circus district of England indicate the existence of a crude form of skates with bone for the blades, prior to the twelfth century. Q. How many enlisted men In tho navy passed the entrance examination for tho Naval Academy Inst year?— E. S. A. Fourteen. Q. How many kinds of forest trees are growing in this countryf—J. W. T. . ,. A. There are, at the present time, 862 species, 228 varieties and 87 hybrids of trees grown In this country, making a total of 1177 different types. Q. How is a Japanese house furnished?—M. F. B. A. "Japan at First Hand" says that the walls are bare, "and inside the framework of pale yellowish fine- grained klnokl wood the large panols are covered with heavy paper in monochrome—like our cartridge wall paper —generally of gray tint—oftencst light, occasionally dark." In the principal room there is an alcove .or recess called the tokonoma, with its floor slightly raised above that of tha room. It is divided into two parts by • a pillar of fine dark wood, and the recess in the right generally holds a Japanese cabinet of finely fashioned wood, inlaid perhaps with mother-of-pearl and supporting a single art object; it may be a bronze statuette or a marvelously carved box In the familiar red lacquer. In the recess to the loft hangs a mountain scene or sea picture and at Its foot stands a vase with oftenest a single flower, sometimes with two or three sprays, but always in artistic balance; to' vary the scroll, the art object, the vase, and the flower are the pride of the lady of the house." Q. Was Rudolph Friml born in the United States?—T. D. A. He was born at Prague, December 7, 1881.' He came to this country before he was 20 as accompanist to Kubellk, and came with him again In 1906. At this time ho decided to'make America his home. Q. Had a balloon ascension been attempted before the memorable occasion when. Jean Pierre Blanchard made a successful ascension in 1793? —O. W. A. .The first attempted ascent was that of Joseph Deeker, an Englishman. His balloon was burned during Inflation in New York, August 14 1-789. Q. What is the purpose of La So- cete des 40 Homines et 8 Chevaux? —W. P. W. A. A condensed statement of its purpose Is: "For God and Country; to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and tho American Legion, to be loyal members of the American Legion, and at all times strive to promote its principles and its welfare . . . ." Any white male member of the American Legion who has'been a member for one year and has rendered to the American Legion, or performed there- for some distinguished service or deed is eligible to membership In the "Forty and Eight." Q. Has the wool of dead sheep the same value as the wool of live sheep?—A. C. A. Wool taken from dead sheep has less value for weaving purposes than wool sheared from live healthy sheep. The character of 'the wool fiber is naturally Influenced by the condition of the sheep and wool from a dead animal is inferior. Q. How should an engraved card announcing an engagement be worded?—T. N. A. This type of card should not be used. Q. What Is the origin of the name of Kills Island?—S. T. A. Ellis Island, which was also known by the name of dull Island, Oyster Inland, Dyre's Island and Bucking Island, received the name of 13111s Island from Samuel Ellis, a butcher of Manhattan. No record has been found of the exact date of the name of the island but it is known from an advertisement that It was possessed by Samuel Ellis, as early as February 81, 1785. Ilia residence at that time, according to the advertisement, was No. 12 Greenwich street at North River near Bear market. OABtt'EUf E PORBUSH | |ffilN HIKE TOOAV WM» elderly Anna Pteiady fjill «•' (III Mh fra* th* nemd itwy' kileiny if TIIH ' Averlll'e Lent Itland henl Linda, TMTe •Ifi, fcellem tt U Murdw. Peaiedy wae Mr etveln. 'RuiMiti U the Memy, Linda full Mmthlnt threw tkMrt her threat, linnet itrmilii and falnte. •Ill Md Tew detlde te intend Craeln wtlM triiMMlvei «• MUrlni tin crime. They ' , have feur finite, ill ef •hen keeinie eyaenttii Mr. •(•(lander, 1111111111 aateflate if, TIM'I; Caitaln Di VH, hMdem* ••felim Marvin Pratt, .feruer M lt*r if Llnda'e; and Llan •hMiknetMy, Irleh writer. On •*• euiteend •nether thi avntt an aenvidid ti flnlih eut -their week-end vlall. ^Und« fludi tke liwil with which thi it- MMM wu Midi n itranili her (Identified ky linear'ef nmkiirn elMnenD.ln Italian*- ir'i kiMirnni. TIM,- me* lelmn: if • Mimfh- neeeey, eearthee hie re**.-. The Irlthnan dli- enrtre Mile and t* let •< mitten: tUM •• Llndi tilli him thi whale itmr, lekMf 'him. w heli Mhn the Myttery. ' TrW leirn 'the*' in thi nl«M if rill deifh CMKn ADM HIM* • rrenih wlndew (hit made i le»d,'dlHurklni • mind, iwlnilni.ln the wind. • Llndi md Tem •uettlenrall ,the iieiti tot learn little. Linda full dletewiied kut Shwihneeeey reaewret her. "There'e area! aenewtitre," he eaye, "and •ni it yen will find it." NOW 00 ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER XLV "I suppose he's right." Tom had listened attentively to-Linda's report of her talk with Shanghneasey. "After all'the murder happened- yesterday morning and by last night we had a line on all of them. I think Shaugh- ncssey's definitely out of It, Linda, simply because he couldn't have gotten up to the room Friday. night, or rather Saturday morning, without one of 'us hearing him. ' When you think back and see how the-small sounds that were'.made were magnified by tho quiet of the house you can see that a man couldn't come in through the screen door—" "That is, allowing you forgot to lock the other—" "Yes. I wish I could remember! And I can't mention It to Shaughnessey because- It would show I still have suspected him—" "Well, anyhow,- as you. started .to say—the screen door bangs!" "That's it—unless you hold it with your hand, which you' know ho wouldn't think to do. If he had, ho' would have had to creep up the stairs without either of us hearing him " . "In other words, it would have been deliberate—which is exactly what we feel sure It wasn't." "But as for -Statlander—in spite of the trouble with his hearing I'm again undecided. That man has something on his mind! He had the most curious air about him—very important and —what shall I call It—valedictory, as we went over the papers. Hu was do- Ing nothing less than giving me a full, detailed report of his entire work as manager of Valeska's middle-west factory—from the day he came. Systems, buying, profits employment— everything. Now a man doesn't go iway for a pleasant week-end and launch Into a rehearsal like that—back to the year one—unless his mind is somehow disturbed and he feels it his last chance to get it off his chest." "Guilty, conscience?" "Possibly. Overconsclentlousness as far as the office is concerned. He certainly gave me the Impression that he had arranged to leave everything In my hands in perfect shape. I'd say it was the habit of mind of a person who always has been systematic and Is suddenly faced with the possibility of a break In the rotitlne. He may not anticipate arrest but he's acting as he Would If he did." "He Is tho opily one'who showed tho slightest'sign of knowing what I was driving at when I made ^ him talk about It all," mused Linda. "He didn't start and flush and act like n villain on the stage but; lie wasn't a bit anxious to go over the ground and I'm convinced ho saw perfectly, well what I was leading up to. The nearer I got to the heart of the matter tha more restlvo he-was;" ••*.."There aro two things.. I. hold against* him still," said; Tom slowly. "The way he said 'nothing': when-you asked if he'd found anything. .Remember, Linda? He. afterwards admitted to the towel, apparently with out seeing that he had • contradicted himself " "Yes. And what wns the other? 1 ' "The way he turned away from the railing when he was straightening It up, according to Shaughnossey's account. That's one of those curious, unnecessary acts that often reveal a lot—and it's also the sort of thing no one could make up.." "But you didn't notice when he'ap- peared In pajamas and bathrobe that he looked as if he'd had a tussle?" :"He'd have had time to fix up If he'd shown the marks of one. Of all of them, his escape would be easiest. His room Is right across from the nursery. He could slip In there and tidy up in the time I was coming up the. lawn-and then Join us later." "Tom—" .She made a gesture of weariness arid distress. "You're going round and round." ""I know, Blnks—but I honestly think we're goTng further ahead each time. Like a spiral staircase, we go round and round but we also go up. The more we go over' it the more important little things'—like the time element and the way Statlander's behaved since then—come out clearly." "Speaking of-the time element—" "Yes." His enthusiasm and conviction fell from him, leaving him openly dejected and uncertain. "It's time for dinner. Only an'hour or two more at best, Blnks!" "You wouldn't put It off till tomorrow morning?" "Wouldn't dare. They're all going in on the 8:10 with, me. That means a terrible scramble to get off. No, anything that happens has. to happen tonight." . .. . . • • • Again she felt the faint prickle of anticipation along her spine. "It's going to happen, Tom. It's going to happen! I knew there was trouble In this house party and it came. I know we're on the verge of—of something, and It'll come. Oh, please don't look so discouraged, darling! You've done your best—and honestly, Tom- something, something, is going to happen! That's my hunch and you've got to believe it!" He attempted to show the confidence for which she appealed but the effort was not an entire success. "Perhaps—well, we can't do anything right now. You're having dinner a little early, aren't you, to get DeVos off? I'm sorry he's going out. 'It sort of spoils things—at least I'd llko TO YOU! = my OR. FRANK McCOY r •uettleni wmen ky readere if The Callfernlan. iddreiMd te Or. Frank MeCey. Ml Seuth Ardmere muni. Lei Amelia, .III »e anmred. I..M. . Hf-unr.!** .la»Md Q. How long did Shay's Rebellion lust?—S. H. A. Late In the Hummer of 1786 armed mobs prevented the sitting of the courts In many cities of Massachusetts. A session of the Supreme Court was broken up in September. Most of the Insurgents disbanded in the late winter or early spring of 1787. Q. In the United States are more persons, employed in manufacture or agriculture?—O. D. A. According to the 1930 census, 10,482,323 persons were employed in agriculture, and 14,817,638 in manufacturing and mechanical industries. Q. Did President Roosevelt and his family remove from the White House when it was' remodeled In 1903?—R. A. M. A. In the spring of 1903', President Roosevelt and his family removed to 22 Jackson Place until they left Washington for the summer vacation at Oyster Bay, N. Y. Returning, tney~Bpont the fall in their temporary quarters. SPECIAL DYE VALUABLE INDICATOR OF GALLSTONES rpHE lady who wrote me that her u«lng^a special diet which shows the •*• gall bladder had been removed full gall bladder as a shadow in tho and wanted a diet to prevent the P loture - With this valuable means of formation of gallstones will likely be Mamlnfttln " " •• — -'"- *-' — uncouruged to know that, as a general umO unt rule, gallstones do not appear the sue- Qt wa ter ond time when the gall bladder has a t 6 or fl been removed. This is because most nex t AO.V gallstones are formed In the bladder nave been a. itself and very rarely do bile stones or Bn ii b ladd«r gallstones form In the liver, although it Is possible. Such cases are very hard to diagnose because liver stones ara difficult to see in the X-rny. When the gall bladder has been .removed, however, the causes of the stone 'formation remain and may cause symptoms although not the same as when the gall < bladder is present. The headaches and other symptoms due to sluggish or thickened bile formation, nevertheless, disappear: on. a gall bladder diet. The actual formation of these hard rock-like concretions in the body from the liquid bile is one of'the strangest conditions arising in pathology. -Many times the one who suffers from 1 this trouble has no tangible evidence that he can point out as the cause of bin distress; but the one who has suffered from the passage of a stone can understand how hard these rock-like masses become. Gallstones vary In size, number and shape. In rare cades hundreds are found, although ordl-' narlly there are only a f,ew, Often they show flattened edges 'similar to the «ldes of a cut diamond where they have been pressing on one another. Seventy-five out of a hundred cases occur in women between the ages of forty and fifty,-/it the age whero.th'ey begin to take life easy and do not obtain enough exercise. Blondes, nnd overweights, or those who' havo had several children ape, for some reason, more likely to have these calculi. Sometimes several years elapse while the stones are .present without the patient being aware df any symptoms. Gallstone' cojlc causes one of the most severe pains that Is known. It Is produced by the Hto'ne pus-slng through thn very nnrvowrblle'duct Into the Intestines. .The bile become!) dammed up and backed Into the liver where It Is absorbed by the blood stream, causing a Jaundiced, yellow tint of tho' skin. The attack may last a few hojirs or days, but in the end the KVI lie tones make their way out of the narrow rtuct and the pain IB over. Common symptoms of gallstones which do not produce the colic aro stomach disturbance!), nausea,, flatulence, heart palpitation after the meals, and tenderness betweeti the ribs and navel pn the right side. Sometimes there is an ache In tho right shoulder, easily mistaken for neuritis. Fully half of all cases coming to my office complaining of indigestion respond so rapidly, to Kail bladder treatments HH to ' lose all symptoms in R day or two, Tho dlngnorils of gall-bladder trouble and gallstones is difficult and almost impossible without the use of the X-ray. This examination is given by possible to see filling. A. given Into by the the evening.'The later, the dye will liver or — time an X-ray - ., taken- and two hours later another picture. At this time a meal Is given consisting of milk and cream. The fat in the cream should stimulate a normal gall bladder to empty-in about one hour after (he meal. If stones are present, some of the bile remains, and the outlines of tho stones can generally be seen. This method of diagnosis is also valuable In show- Ing whether tho duct is narrowed, .catarrhal, or inflamed, or blocked -by stones which Interfere with the free emptying of bile. These X-ray pictures are indispensable In diagnosing all gall bladder pathologies. (In tomorrow's article I will tell about a. dietetic treatment for stimulating the gall bladder activity.) Growth In Hiad QUESTION: Stewart E..writes: "I have upgrowth in my head which has almost closed the tllr passage, I have to breathe through my mouth most of the time. Any dust causes me to sneeze, my nose to water, and my head to stop up so bad. I will appreciate anything you can advise to get relief." ANSWER: Most nasal growths can be cured through dieting. The trouble Is generally that the membranes of the nose are Inflamed and.swollen by the irritations of toxins which are thrown out through the , mucous glands. Local treatments to the nose are sometimes helpful, but tho systemic cause must be removed if you are to expect a complete and permanent cure. ,,'*'.. Chine QUESTION: Mrs. Gilbert a. asks"With what other foods may cheese be combined,., and. .what-- particular kind of cheese do you think best, if any?" ' ' • ^ • ' ANSWER: The best way to use cheese Is to make it the "meat" part of a meal, serving with It plenty of green vegetables, both in the cooked and raw form. It combines well, as a lunch, with any of the raw acid fruits, particularly pineapple. No starches should be ' - - these combinations. Included with Fresh cottage cheese In the most wholesome. Hypnotism QUESTION: P. Edna O. writes: 'I would like to know the effect, if any, of hypnotism on the mind of the subject." , ANSWER: Hypnotism does not usually have any permanent effect upon the mind, although it makes the subject more susceptible to future suggestions, ' ' Queetleat vrlttta ky reader* ef Thi Cellfer- nlM. addreiHd te Or. Fruk MeCiy. •ulldira EnekMii amidlM. It* Aaielee, «lll 11 an. ewarid. InitaM lelf-iddrmed itannd everyone hers and every .chance—this last hour 6r two.*' ' t ' , , "No way wo could stop him without telling him what was.up." Llndo, gave her nose the final dab of powder before she joined him at tho door. "We're so obviously doing nothing and he couldn't be expected to turn down an attractive invitation even if he weren't so smitten with Bleur." , /'Smitten with Flour's millions! 1 think he's a cold and calculating customer." "Oji, but, Tom, she IB quite R charmer! You have to admit that!" "I don't see.lt," he asserted stoutly. 'You've got twice the lobks. and can put It all over her for dtylo and—well, all-around sportlngness. 1 She's all -for herself and doesn't even know how to hide it." "She won't be able to put over much on him If she lands him—or If he lands her.'- They'll be a-pair.'/ "I wish them Joy 'of each bther. Hurry, Blnks!" "You're always saying 'Hurry, Blnks!' I'm all ready!" -"Then- come along. You were the one who wanted dinner early'." Wrangling . amicably, they started out together. On the stairway they overtook Mr. Statlander going down ahead of them. . • "Ah—Mr. Averlll!" he exclaimed. "I Just had you ,In mind. If you have a moment before dinner—there" Is one point I omitted to "make as to sales during the past' six monthi In our survey this afternoon. I can cover the ground very quickly—" "I wonder if you'd mind waiting a moment—or even until after dinner " Tom's smile was his most winning and the other"; after coughing rather portentously, seemed willing to cede the point. "I want to run the car out from the garage so that it will be ready when DeVos comes down. You can explain, Blnks—I'll bo right back." " ' "You see, Mr. DeVos is dining out," said Linda patiently. "He'll • leave about the time our dinner Is over and If Tom has the car out he won't have- to leave the table early or keep Mr. DeVos waiting. Besides dinner must be nearly ready—in a few moments, now. So let's sit down and put off business till afterwards." • « • Through the scr.een door, she saw Tom disappear into tho garage and she could not help noticing with n throb of wifely pride how well he carried himself, tho fine balance of his broad shoulders and narrow hips nnd the undoubted distinction in the way he wore even ordinary and conventional clothes. For the moment she did not hear what Mr. Statlander was saying in his rather stiff, measured speech until the word "nursery" caught her ear and she came back to answer at random what she thought he must have said. "Oh, yes, Mr. Statlander. It isn't the nursery you're to have, though. It's the guest room at the other end of the hall. We spoke of the nursery first but you preferred the other—" "I understand, Mrs. Averlll." He spoke ivlth the forced patience one gives an inattentive child. "I am expecting to spend the night there, at your suggestion, and am quite ready to move any time. But what I said was this—your speaking of Mr. DeVoa put it into my mind—it is probably Irrelevant kut our talk about what happened after Mr. Peabobdy's fall reminded me of something that struck me as curious at the time. I wondered then and have wondered since why when Mr. .DeVos Jojned us in the guest roorn after your collapse, he seemed to come from:our end of tho hall Instead of .from his own room which I understand'adjoins the other. I had thought perhaps—the nursery— Just as I myself—the heat—toward the water—" The firm, clear, self-important volo went on and on .but every drop of blood In Linda's body seemed arrested In its course through her veins. In her ears the beating of her heart seemed stupendous, deafening. "Tom —Tom!" She did not know whether she had spoken aloud or mutely called out to .him. (Continued Tomorrow) If geologists are right In predicting that New York will be covered by 4 mile of water in another 1,000,000 years, Father Knickerbocker needn't worry. That's no wetter than 30,000 speakeasies make it now. A bird In the hand Is worth two In the bush, but now and then you'll find a big league baseball mogul who'll trade even. Comets caused those big depressions In Arizona and Texas, an astronomer tells us. But that still doesn't explain the big one denting the rest of the country. An enemy .of technocracy complains that inventions have caused man nothing but trouble, including, wo suppose, that one about being delayed at the office. Those cosmopolitan soiils with broad interests who like a bit of everything should be having a great time right now with pumpkin pie. °}? de l>ate 'flares again: college football players be subsidized or allowed to rake loaves now and then for, say, $1000 a semester? SCHOOL 1200 YEARS OLD At Emmerich In Germany this fall the -, high school' ,will celebrate its twelve hundredth anniversary. When It was first established Charles Martel was fighting to drive the Saracens out of Europe and the socalled Dark Ages were Just beginning. In 1592 it became so famous a school that it had 2000 pupils, and during the course of Its history It has .been controlled -by the Jesuits, nnd the Knights of Malta and in 1811 It was closed by order of Napoleon Bonaparte. Many well-known statesmen and ecclesiastics have been among its students. Emmerich Js on the Rhine, un ancient walled town of Rhenish Russia, about 50 miles from Dusseldorf. « « » REVERSED "How did you make your fortune?" "I became the partner of a rich man; he hud tho •money and I hud tho experience." . . "How did that help?" "Now ho has 'the experience and I have the money,"—Die Woohe imBild. TEN YEARS AGO .t * >'(Tha Cillforniin, thi. datt, 1923)' ', ,,. , French troops 'entered .BJssen, tha heart of the RUhr valley, today car- trying out the occupation movement determined -upon by France, Belgium and •Italy. Former King Constantino 1 of <3r«coa died at PalermorSlolly, today. There were 100 gutjsts at the. wed-- dmg of Miss Zeta Olcese to diarldn Franklin Harper last night. The Wedding, marked the thirty-first,anniver* sary of the bride's parents. > Michael EconomopokmB received: permission In court today to changp his name to, Mike Economy. He asserted that everyone' called him Mlko Economy anyway, , ~ ^ Wallace Reid la appearing here in "Thirty Daya." William FarhUm la . appearing in "Rough and Ready. 11 More than 25 members of the Drillers' grid squad were , guests of "Mother" Welt at a .Wasco banquet. TWENTY YEARS AQO * (The Cillforniin, thli date, 1013) Final arrangements have been mad* by the Good Roads Oil Company of Maricopa to take in the Barlow & Hill property on section 12, 11-24, known as the Anaconda lease, - , H. A. Jastro believes the new concrete bridge over Kern .river will b» of great value to the -county. ...'•'" The Santa Fe reports good progress on its No. 18 well on.section 6, 32-23. Mrs. Thomas McCaffcry was-hostess at a charming card party. • Mrs. W. B. Billings' has. returned after a visit to Los Angeles and Lone Beach. • • THIRTY YEARS AQO • (The Caltfornlin, thli elate, 1003) The Southern . Pacific inspection party Is expected here some time next week..- . . ,' •« The Kern County (Mutual Building and Loon-Association, in a thriving condition, has declared another dividend. ; , Eddie O'Boyle is home after having been graduated from Heald's Business College'.^ - •..•' •> .. Sixty carloads-' of stock passed, through here, today for Hanford. The'old post office building, owned by Ardtzzl-Olcese Is being torn down. Woodwork on th» new Kaar building has been painted white. I owe thanks to Greek Justice for the sympathy expressed.—Samuel Insull, Sr., former Chicago utilities magnate; upon refusal by Greece to grant his extradition to the United States. Men are timid. A woman is more reckless, particularly when she cares about something,—Edna St. Vincent Mlllay, poetess. Whether in the home or in the- church, exhortation to goodness is about the most idle waste of breath. People do not want exhortations. They .want examples.—The Rev. Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick, pastor of Riverside church, New York. I disagree with .those who hold the. romantic notion that the best work is done by a starving .artist In a garret. The golden periods In art always have coincided with prosperity! -^•Frederick DIelman, oldest .living member of the-National Academy of Design, New York. . • ••'.'• Unless proselyting disappears from Intercollegiate football the game will be dead In 10 years, or else frankly in college .as a professional sport.— Professor Philip-Badger of New York * University. • TW7E LIICB to think that mterna- »»• tlonal affairs are handled by men •who are wiser and better informed" than the average; that th« official acts of nations in times of crisis aro brought about by seasoned . diplomats who rise above the doubts and fears and stupidities of lesser mortals However, Harold Nicholson, the English novelist, son of one, of the British empire's most distinguished diplomats, is at hand to disillusion us He has Just written "Public Faces," an ironlu novel which shows Just how Inept and fumbling 1 great statesmen can be at a moment of peril. "Public Faces" presents this situation:-England holds a concession to mine a certain ore on an Island In the Persian gulf. This ore yields an alloy lighter than aluminum and stronger than steel; with It England can make a fleet of rocket airplanes which Will give hef undisputed mastery of. 'the air; and there Is no other deposit anywhere on earth. * .The crisis comeu. when .foreign nations band together to force cancellation of this concession; nnd it in then that Mr. Nicholson cuts loose with his satire. , « Sheer chance and ordinary stupidity play the major roles. The fate of nations is determined by such accidents as an English foreign minister stopping to talk to a pretty womnn in a park. High politics beuomes a grand muddle. Eighty thousand lives are lost because another cabinet men'jber wants to make a splash in the newspapers. In the end, tl>e most stupid diplomat of all emergeu as the savior of world peace—and, incidentally, of the British-empire.' "Public Faces" Is published by Hough ton-Miff |ln. A THOUGHT Be careful for nothlnfl; but In «H«ry thing by prayer and luppllcatlon >*lth thinkiglvlng let your requciU be, mad* known unto God.—Philippine ' 4iS. ' • ' * e Solicitude IB the audience chamber of God.—Landor. . AUTOS MUTE IN PEACE DRIVE ' Wiesbaden, the pleasant city lit Germany, has enjoyed more quiet Bine* Its recent "peace contest." The con- • test was to learn .just how near to perfect pence a municipality o f 100,000 people could get. During the contest motorists were persuaded not to sound. their horns "except m cases' of'dire necessity," and the auto drtv-> era are continuing the no-noiae plan. i£U

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