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THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 CiMtortai of Cije PafcersfteUr Caltfonttan EDITOn AND mOPlUETOK CaUfctrntau Issued Every Evening Except Sunday in Bakersdeld, Kern County, California Entered In post office at Bakersfleld, California, as second class mall matter under the Act of Congress March 8, 1879. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tho 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 tho local news published therein. The California!! Is also a client of the United Press and the United News and receives Iho complete leased wire service of both. EASTERN REPRESENTATIVES Bryant, Griffith & Branson, Inc. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta WASHINGTON (D. C.) BUREAU Frederic, J. Haskln, Director, Washington, D. C. THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. S. A. CONSIDER THE COST HELPFUL TO INDUSTRY i /COMPLETE figures disclosing the number of fatalities occurring on the nation's highways in 1932 indicate a measurable reduction from the tolal of 1931, which was approximately 34,000 persons. Of course any decrease in the number of lives taken by automobile traffic is encouraging, bul we cannot view the past year's record wilh any degree of complacency. Authoritative reports are thai not fewer than 29,000 lives were sacrificed during that period, and that at least part of the decrease must be credited to the fact that fewer automobiles were in operation. Campaigns of education, extra safety appliances, and other factors undoubtedly were effective, bul not so much so as was generally hoped. Careful analysis of the records in different parts of the country, however, plainly contradicts the theory held by some observers that growing numbers of automobile tragedies are inevitable in a highly motorized age. Too many apparently have assumed a fatal- islic atlilude toward conditions on the highways, thus contributing to the difficulties of solving a problem of vital importance to every man, woman and child in the nation. Nevertheless, the decrease in 1932 demonstrates beyond all question that much grealer improvement will be achieved if deplorable public indifference can be replaced by individual and collective co-operation to prevent accidents. Investigation proves that practically all highway accidents are avoidable, and that carelessness, recklessness and disregard for simple traffic regulations are largely responsible for mounting casualties. Obviously the great need for 1933 safety programs is more emphasis of the fact that slaughter of human beings on the highways is an individual responsibility. Even the NTEREST in the automobile shows this year is holding the attention of vast numbers, whether they be prospective purchasers of a new car or mere spectators, if we are to judge from the voluminous reports carried by newspapers in all parts of the country. And rightly so, because the automobile manufacturers of the United States have unquestionably extended themselves far beyond any previous efforts in the history of their industry lo stimulate business. Moreover, they'have played a most important role in the present economic situation, recalling many thousands of workers to their jobs, creating demand for steel, cotton, glass, rubber and many other commodilics, and generally diffusing an optimistic spirit in a period of severe depression. If their own hopes arc realized, the automobile industry will lead the nation out of the valley of stagnation. Such' confidence is heartening and deserves to be recognized. If there is any significance in the fact that current displays, not only in organized exhibitions at the centers of population but in every cily, town and village, arc being patronized by large numbers of people, this should be a fairly satisfactory year for automobile makers and distributers. > And if thai should be the record al Ihe close of 1933, il will be widely reflected in practically every other industry and business activity. For that reason it is timely to suggest that Ihe new models now on exhibition should prove intercsling for many different reasons. SHOOTING IT OUT "P>OLICE authorities at Los Angeles arc lo A be commended for their determination lo lake no further chances with gunmen in the Southland, where the lives of courageous officers have been sacrificed recenlty in Ihe discharge of Iheir duties. Orders have been issued lo "shoot first" and ask questions afterward when desperate criminals display their guns and elect to "shoot it out." A series of outrages in Los Angeles has convinced the safely authorities that drastic treatment of underworld characters congregated there is the only practical remedy, and that dead gunmen will no longer menace the lives of cilizens or their property. If lives have lo be sacrificed to establish the author- <£Wf/P>W& SWOTS By FREDERIC J. HASKIN Tills ncwipsrier put* at your disposal 8 corps of trained roscarchon In Washington who will ' nrumtr qu«llort« for you. They havo MCOSI to the government cleprtrtments, the libraries, museums, itiillnriei, nnil nubllo buildings, end to tlio numerous associations which molntaln lieaclmurtors In Iho nation's capital. If they c»n bis of assistance to you, write your question plainly, and send with 3 cents In coin or slumps. Do not usci postcards. Address Hie Ilakonrlokl California!! Information Bureau, Frodcrlo J. Hnjkln, Director. Washington, D. C. Q. How many forms of canoeing are there?—E, W. ' A. There are two forms of canoeIng: Paddling and Balling. Tho greater number of devotees belong to the paddling class for this Is the truo type of canoeing, whereas tho other calls for sailing skill and sailing seems to belong to the sport that Is called yachting. Q. Can American radios be used In Europe?—U Cl. A. Europe has several Important stations on wave lengths of between UMO and 1S20 motors, in addition to the numbers between 200 and 5-lu meters for which most standard American sets are constructed. American sets are also usually designed for uso on 110 to 115 volt house light service, while foreign services are divided among many different voltages, mostly 220. In both these respects moans of adapting tho standard American set must be provided. Q. What were the ten dont's for parents published In a department of labor bulletin?—B, P. A. These dont's for parents were given by Dr. U. A. Then of the Boston Habit Clinics for children. They were: Don't be ovcrsolicltous; don't baby your children too much; don't give your children everything 'they demand; don't bribe; don't "cheat; don't make meaningless threats; don't talk about or laugh at the children In their prosence,; don't bo cold and repelling; don't be discourteous; don't disagree over discipline problems before the child. Q. Who are known as the "Flnan- clcrs" of tho War of 1812?—M. T. A. Three of the principal financiers of the War of 1812 were Duvld Parish, John Jacob Aslor and Stephen Girc.rd. Q. Why is "tweed 1 ' so called?— R. M. A. Published statements concerning the origin oC the word are not In accord. It seems probable that "tweed" Is a trade name originating In nn accidental misreading oC "tweel" fa form of twill) helped by association with the river Tweed. Q. Who was Jane Lane?—W. T. A. Jnno Lane is a character in English history. She rode pillion behind King Charles II (disguised as a man servant), from Boscohol, near Worcester, to Sherborne. Thus the king was aided In making his escape after the battle of Worcester. careful driver, man or woman, who isjity of law there should he no question as to fortunate enough to escape accidents throughout the year, cannot avoid the consequences of accidents to others. Whether they realize it or not, careful drivers are victims of the economic losses represented by the killing of thousands annually. They are directly penalized through added costs for hospitalization, increased rales for insurance and various other ways. Many millions of dollars are paid yearly by the insurance concerns to accident victims or their dependents. Most of that expense is borne by many thousands of private automobile drivers who never had'occasion to benefit from their insurance policies, and it need not be pointed out that as the number of highway mishaps grows, so also do the rates charged for protection against traffic accidents. In such circumstances it might be expected that general indifference would give way to widespread self-interest. Oppressive taxation for governmental purposes has aroused the average citizen to co-operative movements designed to lighten his burdens, and the results already arc highly encouraging. Mobilization of public sentiment against the "take-a-chancc" driver, and the acceptance of individual responsibility for present conditions, unquestionably would be productive of similar results for the man or woman who pays the bills. One traffic authority in the state of New Jersey recently quoted statistics dfsclosing that street and highway accidents in that area cause a loss of $37.03 per minute, that 'there is a minor accident every 9 minutes, one causing an injury every 15 minutes, and every seven hours and twenty minutes u person is killed. He estimated that last year $25,000,000 was paid out in claims for all kinds of street and highway accidents. Such conditions are paralleled in many other stales of (he Union, The remedy is very largely in control of all those who use Ihe highways. If they have been unmoved by the social and humanitarian factors of the situation, possibly a change of attitude may result from thoughtful consideration of the financial burdens it imposes on every individual. They owe it to themselves, thpir families and their neighbors lo eliminate the reckless, the careless and the incompetent drivers who menace not only themselves but other drivers and pedestrians as well. who shall fire the first shot. Sociely exacts much from those who guard it day and night, bul it docs not contemplate unnecessary death for policemen. Gunmen must be taught that Iheir aclivities arc carried on in conslanl peril of Iheir own lives. RANDOM NOTES Count that day lost when some college 'professor" or other exponent of higher education does not don his blue goggles and gaze at the future of mankind with dire forebodings. In London there is a "Gloomy Dean" who has become world-famous for his lugubrious views on most everything. Bul it seems that in this country we are developing a type of gloom dispenser compared with which the Londoner seems like an incurable Q. Please name the 10 most Important Industries.—M. F. V. A. According to the 1D29 Census of Manufactures, the Industries ranked according to the value of products are as follows; Motor vehicles, meat packing (wholesale), steel works and rolling mills, foundry and machine shop products, printing and publishing, petroleum refining, electrical machinery, clothing (women's, not elsewhere classified), motor vehicle bodies and parts, bread and other bakery products. Q. Who was the most popular baby of the White House?—M. B. G. A. Baby McKee, the little grandson of President and Mrs. Benj. Harrison, received during his grandfather's term of office almost as much publicity and attention as Princess Elizabeth of England, or Paulina Longworth, the granddaughter of the late President Theodore Roosevelt. optimist. Take that University of Minnesota biochemist, for example. Recently he presented for public enlightenment a set of "estimates" designed to show thai "technocracy" is nothing to worry about. There is something else much worse that threatens our civilization. According to his investigations, the world's stocks of coal and oil, without which the abundant energy of the so-called machine age cannot be obtained, will be gone, forever, inside of 10 centuries! The world's iron will all be used up in 250 years. Copper, .zinc, lead and tin will be gone long before the iron supply is exhausted. Then we are told thai these time estimates are probably more liberal than they should be. They are based on the rale at which the world is now consuming; hut in many cases the rate is increasing, so that Ihe "bottom of the barrel" may hi- reached, not. in centuries, bul in decades. What to do! Here we are, smothered in a superabundance of machinery and everything that goes with it; loo much food, too much oil, too much cotton, too much copper, iron, lead, coal and other commodities. That, loo, in ll>e face of the fact that half a century ago we were being "warned" by the experts that within a very few years at the most, these necessities of life would be used up. Probably Ihe best thing for all of us is lo lei Ihe "professors" do the worrying. Q. What remuneration did John Sargent receive for his paintings?— W. N. A. For the Vlckers group, 400 pounds; the Ladles Acheson group 2100 pounds; for the Baltimore Doctors, 3000 pounds; for the Marlborough group, 2500 guineas. For his portrait of President Wilson, Sargent received 10,000 pounds, which sum he gave to the British Red Cross Q. Who were the six senators who voted against the United States entering the World War?—R. G. A. The senators who voted agalns the declaration of war with Germany were as follows: Stone, La Follette Norrls, Vardaman, Lane, Gronna. Q. What Is considered a good yield of opium?—A. E. L. A. The yield of opium In coun tries where It is grown varies con slderably, an average being 2> pounds of opium and 4 bushels (R pounds) of seed per 1600 square yards The poppy which produces opium 1 known scientifically as papaver som nlfcrum, a tall perennial poppy with glaucous foliage and blossoms which range In color from white to pink and red to purple. GABRIELLE E, FORBUSH BEGIN HERE TODAY Whin tldirly Amos Ptibody falls (• hit death tram th« Mound »t«ry biletny of Tern Av«rlll'» Lent lilMid h»me Linda., Tum'i wl(«, believes It It murder. Ptibody wu h»r ttuiln. Rush- Ing U the bileony, Linda. feels lomettilnfl thrawn ibout her threat, almut itranilei and falnti. Shu inrf T*m dttlde f» »r«t»nd Ctuiln Amu' death wa> an accident, meanwhile. dtvttlni thsmselves to tolvlng th« crime. Thty hav< four auests, all ot whom become lutitett: Mr. Stallander. business associate of Tom'i; Captain D« Voi, handsome Belgian; Marvin Pratt, former Miller of Llndt'i; and Llan Shauih- neiiey, Irlih Writer. On one e«eute and another Uie gueiti are persuaded to flnlih otit their week-end vlelt. tlnda flndi the towel with which the at- tenet WM made It itrangle -her (Identified by a linear of eunburn ointment) In Btatland- er'e bathreem. Tom, luiplelius ef Shaugh- nessay, tearehei hie reem. The Irlehman ills- coven thli and t« «ct matters right Linda tellt him the whole etory, nklng him to help eolve the myttery. They learn that en the night of hli death Couiln Amoe opened a Freneh window that nude a loud, dliturblng •oilnd, twinging In the wind, Juit before dinner Sunday evening Tom goes to get hie ear out so he can take Do Voe to a dinner engagement. Linda le alone with Statlander. She Is Inattentive until the heare him >ay that when Cousin Amos wai found dead Do Vo< appeared from the far end of the hall Initead of hli own room. NOW 00 ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER X-LVI Linda heard the words as In a daze. 'From our end of the hull — the nurs- ry — "Statlnnder hud said. It seemed s if ho had shouted thoso words hrough tho shattered quiet of the She summoned every ounce of cour- ge she possessed and turned a smile if forced brilliance upon the somewhat astonished Mr. Stallander. "Oh — yes — perhaps — I don't know," he gasped; and then, as her Wood eemed to circulate more normally and he room ceased Its hysterical circling round her, she went on more coher- ntly. "I'm sure no one actually slept n the nursery," she said politely. (As f It mattered — as if anything mut- ere now but getting Tom back or get- Ing to him and telling him!) "Any- ine might have been sleepless and estless and wandered In there, as you say, in search of a breath of air. Oh, Roste — dinner is served? Mr. Statlan- der — would you — perhaps you'll wait lere — I'll run over to the garage and ell Tom." "Not at all!" He rose with stiff courtesy. "1 will do that, Mrs. Averill. pleasure, I assure you. Good evening, Mr. Pratt!" And as Linda wildly rled to think of some excuse which should not be too futile to hold him, Marvin inopportunely appeared and her opportunity vanished. Fortunately Marvin was unobserv- nt. Arid, perhaps even more fortunate, he was feeling extremely well pleased with himself because of tho utcome of the afternoon's game. Her part was purely a listening one. "That was gorgeous, Marvin! Oh, wish I could have seen it! Why didn't you tell me you were — " Tho Tiechanlcal phrases came to her urgent need. And from the corner of her eye she saw three figures leave the ;arage door and come across the awn — Shughnessey, Stalander, Tom. * * * She felt she wan chattering a little lysterlcally. Tom, always sensitive to ler mood, looked suddenly at her, ;hen at Marvin and then grew very ;rave Indeed. "Oh, no, Tom— no!" She dared not ireathe the word aloud though she, too, receptive to his thought, knew Instantly he had guessed the reason for her agitation, but misread Its exciting cause. Before she could signal lilm to drop back a moment, her husband had executed a quick maneuver. It took him, with apparent Interest and pleasure, beside the still happily unconscious Marvin, and, hnnd on arm, Tom marched into the dining rijom with the mnn ho now considered lie must -watch every second, while Linda, thwarted, was left to follow with the other two. What a stupid, dangerous mistake— but there was nothing she could do sbout It! In n wny It wns her fault, and In a way It wasn't'. Anyhow, she couldn't help it. .She couldn't shout across the table, "Tom, you're mistaken! It Isn't Marvin—It's DeVos!" The meal was a nightmare. How she managed to keep from screaming aloud, from flying Into violent hysterics as It proceeded on Its chatty, Informal course she never understood. Fortunately a ghost of their first evening arose to keep conversation animated and to absolve her of much responsibility. Some blithe, offhand statement of Shaughnessey's aroused Mr. Statlander's controversial craving for accuracy. A spirited argument ensued, into which both Tom Marvin eventually were drawn. and Its vehemence, however, lacked the acrimony of that dreadful dinner party three nights before, when poor Cousin Amos served as tinder to the ready anger of all the others. No, not quite all—certainly so far as tho furious discussion was concerned. Her mind flashed back and she saw again the still, contemptuous look of tho man on her right, heard the cool venom of his tone. "We did those things better—the Congo—" Tho words rang through her brnln. and this time her control quivered dangerously. If she should scream Tom wouldn't understand. There'd be trouble—and It might warn him! She laughed tremulously, eliciting a look of startled Inquiry from Mr. Statlander who seemed to have been reading her a homily on the weakness of modern house construction. • * • Then on the steps came a light, quick tread. She felt she would have known Its owner anywhere for all she had heard It so little. Something poised, something catlike about It— the step of a tall, graceful, agile man, In perfect control of every muscle and nerve of his highly trained, beautiful body. Then she saw her husband, turning from Marvin with an air of suspended Interest, look up and start some commonplace remark. Behind her, In the doorway, she could feel the graceful, Indolent figure of the Belgian, ready now to leave. Suddenly Tom's whole body tensed. Half-rising, he fumbled his napkin, dropped It to the floor, and stooped to 'pick it up. Incredibly nobody but herself seemed to feel the air of suspense—the horrible hovering of terror. Tom stood up, a little pale, she thought, rather than flushed by stooping, but quite himself. In fact, the smile he flashed at tho newcomer was almost more warm and welcoming than an ordinary greeting. "Bo -right with you, DeVos," he said and through his voice ran the same vibrant tone. Suddenly she heard the beat of drums, the martial music that sends men forth to battle. "You're ready? Qoocl! excuse me a moment'—" Linda, Then at last his eyes were toward hsr, and from her own flnshed all the agonized warning she could put Into a look. "He's the one!" her eyes said. Unbelievably, miraculously, In Tom's eyes she saw the same words, "He's the one!" • Then, tho Imperceptible second of warning over, Tom walked out the door with that lithe, ItltlnE swing of his shoulders that npraln slhrted the ring of battle nnislo. In her brain. Fighting the Impulse to spring up tind wnlk beside him—It would hurt more than It would help—slip henrrt his voice, steady, friendly, apologetic. "Sorry—I'll hnve to keep you wait- Ing just a moment, TDeVos. T ran out the sedan hut I'm not satisfied with tho 'way'the engine misses and T think we'd better take the little roadster. No, don't bother—the road's dusty and the grass is dump. ' I'll run her back here In a jiffy. Just wait at the door." « • * But It was more than n jiffy before Linda, every nerve alert, heard the scrunch of (Travel under arriving wheels. By the time Tom cnmo they were nil In the hall, talking, laugh- Ing, herself the center of the little group, rallying the Belgian on his desertion of her. playing up to Marvin's evident exultation In his superior ten- nls skill, deferring to the curt finality of Mr. Statlander's analysis of tho science of the game. Then Tom appeared—smiling, apologetic. Would he go through with It? What had he been doing up In tho garage all this time? "All ready, DeA'os. Sorry. Hop in'." -TEN YEARS AGO (The Culirornlnn, this date, 1023) Kern and five other southern California counties have endorsed the proposal to make a park and playground In the Frazler Mountain area. The University of California Glee Club presented a good program here. . Members of the school board are considering purchase of a school site In the Alta Vista tract. • Floyd Dtmlnp was Installed as legion commander here last night. W. D. Clarke, city engineer has returned after attending a conference of the state housing commission n/. San Francisco. Homer 1 Katze announced that the next stale convention of Eagles will be held here during May. TWENTY YEARS AGO (Thn Cflllfnrnlnn, this (Into, 11)13) The Misses Irmn and -Blanche Welll have gone to San Francisco, Miss Harriett Buss entertained at a dinner In honor of the Christian Endeavor of the Congregational church. ^ W. W. Mutter has returned from a visit In Los Angeles. Mrs. J. A. Austin, of Beardsloy Lane has sent In some beautiful, large, oranges to the board of trade rooms. . • llfirry Thomas, secretary of the Oil Producers' Marketing Association Is en route to Los Angeles on business. Lnst Sunday was reported to be the coldest day In the history of the valley. By DR. FRANK McCOY Questions written by readeri of The Calltornlan, addressed to Or. Frank McCoy, 689 South Ardmore avenue, Los Angeles, will be answered. Inclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. DIET WILL STIMULATE SLUGGISH GALL-BLADDER Q. In what year was there nn celebration of Christmas In England, by official order?—E. E. A. In 1052, Parliament ordered that "no observation shrcll ho hud of tho twenty-fifth of Dei'Pinbor, commonly called Christmas day." Q. I'lense give 'me somo idea of the progress achievement In tho shoe manufacturing business.—E. D. A. )n ancient Rome a shoemaker could inaku a pair of shoes in 5V4 days. The shoe Industry In the United •States has a capacity of 900,000,000 shoes per year. Q. Why Is the word club used to designate an organization?—.C. T. A. Thn word Is supposed to bo dp- rlvi'rt from tho Saxon cloofan, tp <ll- vidp, a club bolng an association tho expenses of which are shared among Its members. Q. Wns the book, Kobtnson Crusoe, u "beKl-sellur" when first published? —G. C. A. In thn first four months, "Tho Life anil Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" run through four editions. Q. Will a person living in Japan have to pay duty on silk stockings sent as a gift from a person In this country?—P. McN. A. The duty on bilk stockings sent to Japan as a gift Is 100 per Cent of tho value. All goods sent to Japai us gifts are subject to tho regular duties. G ALL-STONES are alkaline concretions which form in the gall-duct or gall-bladder from the stagnation of thickened bile. There are two principal types of gall-stones—one consist- Ing of cholesterol bile pigment and the other consisting principally of limo and magnesium salts. It frequently takes years for these stones to form, during which time the alkaline accumulations pack harder and harder together, while the softer part of the bile flows out, leaving behind these hardened substances. When a surgeon Is not sure whether gall-stones or inflammation of the gall-bladder is responsible for tho patient's symptoms, he, nevertheless, generally recommends an operation. Because the gall-bladder may become a veritable cesspool of poisons, its removal Is sometimes marked with great Improvement, especially in thoso patients who have been ailing for years with enervation, depression, low blood pressure, slow pulse, and occasional Jaundice. The greatest majority of cases can, however, be cured by proper dieting without the necessity of an operation. It Is simply a question of cleaning out the liver and gall-bladder through a special type of 'astlng and restricted diet and then :eaching the patient to correct his inbltK of living so as to prevent tho .roublo from arising again. To clear up tho symptoms and aid n removing tho thickened bile and stones, the most rapid response will DO found In the olive oil and fruit juico method. This treatment should begin with a large dose, usually four ounces, of olive oil mixed with four ounces of emon or grapefruit juice. Tho fiii.v- turu should be taken just before bedtime mid should bo followed tho next day with an orangu juice or grapefruit juice fast until the nauseating symptoms subside. This large quantity of oil stimulates the liver ami produces an abundant quantity of bile which will sometimes wash out small gallstones immediately, iind thn lieu- fresh bile coming down helps to illlutu tho thickened bllo In the gall-bladder. The ollvo oil In llil« treatment for gall-Ktones is not IntiMulod to rear.h the gall-bladder which Is Impossible. 11 simply iictn upon tho liver find stimulates u flow of bile BO that tho bllo In the gall-bladder may become moro diluted. .Soiiiellnip.s one will notice lumps of thickened alkaline bile combined with the ollvo oil, which forms a kind of soapy substance. When thesn appear, It Is a good Indication, us I shows that 1 the bile IB flowing mnn freely. Sornetmcs the actual gall stones will be found In the midst o these soapy lumps. In many cases one dosage of oil Is not sufficient and It may be necessary to repeat the ollvo oil dose for two'or three nights although I do not advise this for the ordinary case as the treatment ma be rather severe. If gull-bladder colic Is present, a ho sltx bath, or hot application over th painful region gives some relief. A general rule, the condition can be loured up through dieting in this way vithout un operation, but there are a ew cases where the stones have be- ome very large or where the gall- iladder distended with many hundreds >f stones, In which an operation seems . good recourse; however, 1 do not .dvlso this until the patient has first 'Iven a complete trial to -the dietetic method.. Following the olive oil treatment a ast on grapefruit juice or tomato uice for several weeks seems helpful, is it makes the bile thinner. However, tho best plan Is to place yourself under (he supervision of a doctor ex- loriencod in handling long fasts. Other X-ray pictures could be taken it the end of a months' time to see what changes have occurred In the rail-bladder. The diet following the fast should bo 'ree from starches and sugars for a considerable period. Exercises should also be used, especially those wfclch Imber up the back and strengthen tho abdominal muscles. It Is quite notlce- iblo that athletes are hardly over known to have gall-stones. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Protruding Ears QUESTION: Mrs. Carolyn V. writes: 'My son has large protruding ears and I am sure that ho is very conscious of them. I was wondering ii you could give me some informatloi .is to what I can do to make his ears loss conspicuous." ANSWER: H Is quite difficult ti correct protruding ears after the chllr lias passed tho infant stage. It mlghi bo possible to tape the ears back wit! adhesive tape for a long period 01 time and In this way train the ears back to tho normal position. Symptoms of Poor Elimination QUESTION: Raymond W. asks 'What causes u bad taste In my luouth in the morning »nd sometimes all day? Also, what causes my tongue and mouth and throat to bo u ways coated? Does the fact that don't drink very much water have anything to do with this?" ANSWER: Insufficient ellinlnatloi of toxins from tlio-ljody is probably ro Hpoimlblo for the coating of you tonguti and the bail lasle in you mouth.. You can hu-reauo kidney elim Inatioii through drinking large quan titles of walor, but you must, also die aiul exercise to overcome the sluggjsl condition of your colon, ami to mak the bile from your liver flow mor readily. Potatoes Easily Digested QUESTION': Mary (J. asks: "Whlcl is more easily digested—potatoes o bread? "Which Is more fattening?" ANSWHft: If potatoes are cooke properly, they will be more completel digested than bread, and lire not a fattening as bread, as potatoes con tain only nbout one-third as man calories or heut units us bruad. Questions written by readers ef Tho California",, addressed to Or, Frank McCoy, Builders Exchange Building, Los An*ieles, will bo answered. Incloto self-addressed stamped envelope. The little blue roadster seemed so staunch, so unromnntlc, so much n part of her dally life. At the wheel, Tom flung her a smile to which she gaily responded—head up, pulse beat- Ing. The Belgian stepped In with one single, adroit movement; the door slammed. She stood watching until the little whirl of blue turned the corner of the road and disappeared Into the dusk. In the rather blank pause that followed, Rosie appeared with the tiled coffee tahlp. "On tho terrace, ma'am?" Linda heard herself assert mechanically. Then the shrill ring of the telephone came and she motioned the others townrd the lawn. "Go on out," she said, "I'll be right along." But when thpy had gone and she dared pick up tho instrument she was trembling so violently that she had to rop down on the bench In the hallway nd steady her arm against the wall. ."Yes?" she said. "Yes? . . . Yes! —yes, they've started ..." A click In her ear—the connection ns broken. ,She hung up the receiver and wiped »r hands fastidiously with the little hiffon handkerchief which she found latted Into a ball In one of them, hen she rose and went out on tho Trace. The little group awaited her around he coffee table by the low chair she keel. They were smoking and chat- erlng. but all started to rise as she ame near. "Don't get up!" Her voice sounded trangely far away to her pars. She elt as if an aeon hud passed since inner had been ended. "I'll pour our coffee In a moment." She sank nto the chair and smiled n littlo un- teadlly. "I must tell you what's hap- ened. I think—It's all right now—" She saw their looks of polite mystl- ied interest. Only Shaughnessey sat lert and-anxious. "That was—police headquarters that ang up. When Tom went to the arage he telephoned them from there, hey called back to verify It." She aw the, mystification change to hocked surprise. "Excuse me—I'm oing at it backward—I haven't quite aken It In myself. They've started ut to meet Tom and Mr. DeVos. He -he'll have to miss his dinner at the tVhite House Inn. He's going to be —arrested—for murdering Cousin THIRTY YEARS AGO (Tho California!!, this dal», 1903) Claude Blodget Is back at Stanford with his brother Percy. , The third storage tank of the Southern Pacific, completed at Ollg, Is being used. Kern City Is circulating a petition to have the car line extended to the water works. The board of education Is working on a schedule for grammar school work. Increased activity In the stock market reflects an Increase In the upward trend of oil. I believe that students should seek aome higher social Ideal than the night club.—Dr. Lee H. Ferguson, dlreotor of student health service, Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Such evidence as we have clearly shows that by the age of 25 the average man Is already on the decline intellectually as well as physically.—Dr. David Weehsler, psychiatric division, Bellevue Hospital, New York. I think there Is a deep and widespread feeling In this country that a partnership between our government— national, state or local—and the liquor business Is offensive.—Newton Baker, former secretary of war. D. Vinos." Shaughnessey, watching her, had prung forward none too quickly. For his time she had fainted In real arnest. (Continued Tomorrow) Electrical appliance manufacturers may claim the credit for "getting mother out of the kitchen," but It was the social room that got the ashes out of the basement. High school youths who got behind n their studies deserve sympathetic counseling by their parents. Maybe Its :he embarrassment of having to ride :o school In nothing better than a four-cylinder car. The worst thing we can do Is to try to restore price levels through further curtailment of production.—E. J. Working, senior agricultural economist of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. • VIEWPOINT OF THE READERS KlJtTOH'S NOTE: Th» Cillfornltn will print letters from realtors. Hurh letters must be confined to 150 words, written leitlbly uid on one side of tho pnper. They must be bona- flilcly sinned by the u-rlter with complete iii- clress given, whlrh will be published. No anonymous communication will be printed. Tills Is emphatic. The Cnllfomlan reserves tho rljht to leject any or oil manuscripts anil Is not responsible for sentiments contained therein. The run of books Is growing cleaner and they're brushing up plnys and movies, but pearl gray fedoras keep on getting smutty In spite of everything. While ConRTess IK sharpened up on fractional percentages "by weight" and "by volume," It might be n good time to Increase the glue content' of a postage stamp. CORNISH RIVIERA Tho Engllwhrnai) who In winter seen Britain first Instead of going to the Continent, and does it for economy reasons, Is HH apt as not to pick out the mild climate and lovely villages of the Cornish Riviera, near the l^and'n 1'lnd of hlH own England. On the*tii iird peninsula IH thn lovely old fishing village of St. Koverno, Kynanue Cove, Mullion to Liooe Pool, and lias a variety of Intensely beautiful villages nil tho way to Pen/unce from which beauty spot on Mount's Hay, he can see St. Michael's Mount, with Its Island castlo and chapel, place of pilgrimage from England's earliest Christian HKCH. Rides can bo taken to St. JUKI, Pondsen and the famous band's End. i *^+ A THOUGHT Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.— St. John 7:24. ' > * • • Extreme justice la extreme Injustice.—Cicero. , INDUSTRIAL WASTE Editor Tho Bakerufleld California!!: (Ue Question and Comment by Mlsa Curtlss). Jllss Curtlss, you have In your airy and charming stylo, culled mo'to account. I admit writing flippantly for which I apologize. Conditions are so desperately .serious ut this time that levity is really out of place. » You say "from where you «lt" tho six-day week looks like a solution of the unemployed problem. It Is fortunate indeed that you have formed the habit of viewing your economic environment from your own posHIou rather than from some other. Too many citizens view their industrial environment through tho eyes of a grandmother several times removed or the editor of a political sheet for which they say a nickel on week-days and 10 cents on Sunday. Grandmothers and editors are sometimes mistaken. Now "from where I s|t" the six- hour day and five-day week appears) to bo a palliative rather than u solution. From my viewpoint the environment takes the form of a world containing wonderful opportunities for supplying wealth In abundance for every one of Its inhabitants. All that, is required to attain this end would be labor, intelligently managed antf applied. T "A Constant Header" Is already "sharing a job," willingly too, because. It Is necessary, but that doesn't mean that either "buddy" or the writer of this. Is satisfied with the arrangement." Each wants a blanket of his own. Tho permanent remedy for dlsemployment lies In more blankets rather than in half blankets. You mention my apportionment of the workers Into two oliisyi-H, tho do- workers and the don't-wurkuru, and suggest that 1 have forgotten to put: the "can't-get-workers" Into my picture of tho Industrial setup. I get your point. You uro right, I plead guilty. You are puzzled to know where or how to classify the "can't-get-workers." Viewed from where I sit, the unemployed appear to he waste from a mismanaged Industrial institution, and, us such, ought to be classed, like tho pig's squeal, as Industrial waste. You say of Miss Perkins, "the gal'H an export." Granted, Miss Perkins' oxperleiico, however, has been, like many another wo If lire' worker, gained In concocting palllatlvus, rather than compounding cures. Tho unemployed are asking for work, luit charity, f Now, might we not take a hint from political party management. The poll-, tlelans provide for extra speakers whan crowds overflow meetings. Wo have an overflow of Industrial workers called "the unemployed." The regular industrial organization U helpless, so why not provide an auxiliary industrial organization, supplied with equipment lor furnishing tho unemployed with opportunities to create wealth for OiomKelves, us nn emergency measure, Instead of charity, which Is destructive of self-rospect. Several other points, one in particular, raised in your very Interesting letter merits further discussion, which lack of space now prevents. With tho editor's sanction •! will discuss these later on. A CONSTANT READER.

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