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• ' • . i- • t - * jf h ' ' 1- T I 1 - •J- .*'.,'< •;•...: ,. -- -. *•£ X ' •./•-?! .*•, '••• •••••••• - • ' -'. ••-..' >•#• K*V-Vf. v 'r - •' *; V' •/, -i4 J - „* V; •i '..'•- V. -'-. •-- ; .. ' *. '.#.:& Issued Kvery Kycning Hxcopt Sunday in BukcrsilclU, Kern County, California tflalifttf tttatt l^^ 6 ^ ex P re » s ed thai when governmental UWM-MV^HMftW L,rt«tirn-wmr iu «rilnl 4rx t^nKlis. *ir n lf n «< n cit^K «A« economy is vital to public welfare, such generosity may represent unnecessary hardships - In post office at Bakersflekl, California, ua second I to Overburdened tttXDavers. class mall matter under the Act of Congress March a, 187'J.' « J MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to tho for publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited !n this paper, and also the local news published therein. H The Cnllfornlan Is also a client of the United Press and the United. News and receives the complete leased wfrel^gng call' profitablv DrodUCG of both. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE Delivered by carrier or mall In postal zones, one, two, three, per month, 86c By mall In postal zones four to eight, per month, 860 IN SIMPLE TERMS AS America reached the* saturation point in relation to goods that its citi- nd consume? Economists have raised the question subsequent to a survey of glutted markets for all commodities, as well as warehouses bulging with surplus products that cannot be distributed. Public opinion will, we believe, concur in the view recently expressed ,by Charles E. Mitchell, chairman of one of a long time the politicians and gov- New York City's largest banking institu- ^nT iet | ta allthonl ! es havc been askiA 8 ; lions. He is quoted in the dispatches as What is the matter with agriculture?" But saying: they have been unable to diagnose the ail- swars * By FREDERIC J* HASKIN 'Hill li t ipMlal d*panm«nt derot«d to the lurid ling of Inquiries. Tou htve at your dli- poul wi eit«nilTv orN*n Ration In Waihlngton to lerto you Jn any capacity IhU r*l«tM to, Information. Wrlto your queitlon. your nune, and your addrtu clearly, and enoloee 8 c«nti in win or.ftampi for reply. Do not ui« tratt- ' cwdi. Send to The Bakenfleld Callfomlan Information Bureau, UYederlc J. linkln. Director, Wtihtaiton, 0. C. NEARING THE CRISIS Q. Is a member of Congress who did not stand for re-election consid- eied a lame duck during the last sea- slon of Congress ? S. w. J. A. Only members who are defeated at election are known as lame ducks. mnl. «d lucking U ,a. abilhy .hey tavc The economic system of the United It t I — ____ „ .—, w —« VVV4 »- — *-,* ** w .j ^f *^^ * *-•» .# m, -AM^P »* jf^^ j. j M^J+f + „ J°, U , ? ra '? gC ? cure - al s ' wllile efficient in the world, and is capable of pro- the afflicted pnlient has been rapidly vi(ling „ j, ighei . staildard of living for the in 9n n *"it*tij>ii? Afrir~%*^<***l^-it*-v 41* n *^***-* n l!~**^l Jf — .*.*.„_ —--!__ ^-* Q. Is it within the law to make a copy of the face of a dollar bill, enlarging It to twice the size of the real bill?—D. K. secret service says N that -._,.. of tho Federal Penal Code states that currency of the United States shall not bo reproduced, regardless of size. the * * • • *. . 1 *1 • * 1 rt ° ---Q»*V — »^»»v*.^«H4. u X-^.1. 4.m.T'A|k JLVA. VJ1X* inlo a crKs.s. Meanwhile Hie pracl.cnl farmer |jcop , e tllun yet has been known in cmm _ lias been trying to he helpful by pointing out lrVi » < that commodity prices have descended to U * ' is poS8ib j e confidently to repeat lower levels than actual cost of production, opimon offercd one year ago> (hat until that laMition is eating up his capital, that humnn nature is cha ; iget , and people are the things he lias, to buy arc too costly, and L )t j sfl ed with what th haVQj there need be that unless some method can be found to 11O fear of an end lo the p oss j b ii Uies o f increase the prices on what, he has to sell he grow(h and cxpansion in ^auction and d is- T ft f* AO 41^ J-* -I Il4*^*h r* 1 J-* F A4» I *^ •*•»*»* • »m .1. A . .*. -_ I Q. Are all countries divided into A i Ai v i 111 «»T .• « . . I Ume zoneB such as those Im the And then he added: "Upon this point]united stat es ?~s. A. B. A. Time zonea do not extend over the entire earth. Standard time has been adopted in varioua countries—In moat cases reckoned from the meridian of Greenwich, England. laces the threat, of extermination. tribution." The picture w dearly drawn ma report That rcduccs lhe blcm to i|s sim ^ recently issued by the University of Cahfor- lerms , mile many mffliong of pote ' ntial ma, based on lhe findings of a national com- consuiners are unsupplied wilh t | le things mitlce. Statistics make difficult reading, but lhey need and wnnt , slored 8lir p hiscs re p re . only by that method can the highlights of L ent no|hh more | lmn a defective system the farmers problem be presented. For of distribution. That factor is not insoluble; example, the committee reports that farm it can be ilinnccl j lllel y remov ed b y increased products are now selling at 55 per cent of purchasillg power of all lhe pcople . Human ^ 1%4^% *•* **-* v* -™fc « V ft »**-^ *-<* --fc •-* .% r. — — .*— . u — tf .4 • ~ .A _.^. MA n pre-war averages. As against that, \ve arc informed, farm costs are at 140 per cent of pre-war averages. And when we come to the question of taxation we find that for the country as a whole, farm properly taxes levied in each of the last two years have been about 250 per cent of those levied in 1914. In other words, "farm prices have declined GO per cent, farm wages 50 per cent, and prices of goods farmers buy approximately 30 per cent," during the three years of general depression. Then the report discloses: "Three years ago we said that the cost line for agriculture was going up. We also said the price line for agriculture was going down. How to get these two lines to merge or meet is a problem. When those lines do meet, agriculture will again sit at the head of the table, but not before.'* Nor is agriculture to blame in any degree for what has happened to il; farmers did not make the depression, since output of farm products has been relatively stable during the years from 1924 to 1932. There has been no increase in the aggregate. But—and here is something to ponder—gross income from agricultural production declined from $12,000,000,000 in 1929 to nature has not changed, and it may be confidently predicted that no such change will occur. UP TO GEORGIANS A have been given attention many years ago. Q. How much is tho alloy in sterling stiver?—J. A. B. A, Sterling sliver Is defined as the alloy, in the proportion of 925 parts of silver to 75 parts of copper, legally fixed an the standard of fineness of British silver coinage. Q. Does the Salvation Army send part of Its collections to tho parent organization?—R, B, B, A. The central fund (that which IB associated with International headquarters) is concerned with the whole world, for It bears the cost of the general oversight and management of the army, the upkeep of the International Training College, and provides financial cssislnnce for missionary work In ncnChrlsttan nnd other needy lands. This central fund la supported by a proportion of the net proceeds of tha selfdenlal appeal, by donations, subscriptions, and legacies, alao by profits secured from publishing, life as- purunce, nnd other auxiliary undertakings (the funds ,of which are, how- over, quite distinct from those of tho Salvation Army.) GROUP of citizens in the state of Georgia havc undertaken a job that should Q. What Is the oldest United States pontage stamp?—M. S. A. Unltort States stamps were first issued In 1847. The first XTnlted States 0 .. i .1 •! t . . . i riostagre stamp was a 5-cent stamp Smarting Under the Widespread criticism Of I bearing the portrait of Franklin. the stale's penal system, including the chain Q. To whom does this Persian gang about which horrifying tales of brutal>--f ce ^^ o ^pjfc ce 8 ^ uy have been told by men who made their to prosper?"—L.. H. «r.«rv«« IK -i: „ i 11 i .1 A ' Shah Abbas, who lived at' the escape, these cilixens have called upon the | time of queen Elizabeth of England. Legislature to institute a thorough investigation of the charges presented and, if they are founded on fact, to take immediate steps to- \vard correction of abuses. Q. Which president's -wife refused to have wine served at the White House, and was nicknamed In consequence ?—V. C. A. Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes, from 1877 to 1881, refused to permit wine Georgians have been severely criticized I ?r splrlts to be served at Whlte Houso j. -° . ., , "^"""- dinners or receptions, substituting tor conditions Said to exist 111 their penal in- lemonade. Mrs. Hayes was, by some, nicknamed *'Lemonade Lucy," stitutions, and perhaps they have suffered unjustly. But that is definitely their own problem and the remedy is entirely in their own hands. When the facts are Clearly recorded, public opinion may be intelligently formed. ,000.000 n 1932! Obviously such conditions are completely beyond control of agriculture itself. It is equally clear that the American farmer must have assistance if he is to be saved from further disaster, whose effects will nation-wide in scope. That there can be no permanent prosperity for the people as a whole while agriculture remains prostrate admits of no argument. Congress has a tremendous responsibility in relation to agriculture, and the sooner it is recognized and dealt with effectively the better it will be for all. RANDOM NOTES Community spirit and co-operation reach their peak of effectiveness in such assemblages as thai held a few evenings ago at Magunden Hall, when directors of Kern's Chamber of Commerce convened their initial session of the new year, with prominent representatives of the Bakersfield Merchants Association in attendance. This bringing to- Q. What Is used for the foundation for chewing sum?—R. J. . A. At first the resinous exudations of the spruce, cherry, etc., wore employed in the native state; but with the Increase of the habit the spruce supply nearly failed, and recourse was had to other ingredients. The gum resins of sweet grum, tamarack, and certain other forest trees are also used. Balsam of tolu is a constituent of certain kinds of gum, while paraffin has also been employed. Paraffin is also very largely used as an Ingredient In the cheaper grades of gum, which in consequence crumble when chewed. Of late years a gum known as chlckle, an elastic g'um from the naseberry, a tree of' tropical South America, somewhat similar to the India rubber tree, has come to the front as the foundation of most of the chewing gum. THE COO PENSION .- : • - TTS7ASHINGTON dispatches disclose that a W Vermont legislator has introduced bills in the Senate that would grant Mrs. Grace Goodhue Coolidge, widow of former President Coolidgc, a ,$5000 a year pension and mail franking privilege under her own signature. That is entirely in accordance with traditional practice followed by the federal government and again exemplifies the generosity of the American people toward those who have faithfully served the nation. No criticism attaches to the effort of the Vermont solon to make this provision for Mrs. Coolidge, nor lo the beneficiary in this instance... It is authorized by act of Congress, and established by custom over a period of years. But probably il will be questioned by many whether this practice squares with the famous "economy" principles advocated so ably and so consistently by the former President, 'not only while he was un occupant of the White House but throughout his private and official life. Without regard to individual cases, perhaps this would be an excellent lime for Congress to give thoughtful consideration to the system under which liberal pensions und gratuities are provided for the families of deceased public officials. The opinion is Q. What precious stones are mentioned in the Bible?—K. A. M. , - - , A. Precious stones in the Bible are: getlier Of tllOSe Who are Charged With re-Diamond, beryl, sardius or sardine, 0 f topaz, onyx, Jasper, sapphire, emerald, carbuncle, adamant, pearl, jacinth or hyacinth, agate, amethyst, chalcedony, chrysolite, chrysoprase, ruby, sardonyx and llgure. ^^_f -—- — — -— ^— — — — •— — v^H ^r —™ v » ^K V** ^ l» ^HF spousibility for leadership in the civic, industrial co ity as a whole cannot fail to exert a strong •,_• - — — - *— ^ -•- - -. i -^that are to come, and the sentiment ex* pressed during the meeting, that the need for such leadership is far greater in difficult and beneiicml influence throughout the years I Q- HOW old was the Empress 'genie when she died?—L B. A. She was 94. She was born May 5, 1826* and died July 12, 1920. Q. "Was passage paid for the Amer- times than in more prosperous periods, will|wa n r7-& emstlonary f ° rce ln the World A. Excepting for the few army transports in service and the voluntary lonrn of one Brazilian ship for a time, passage was paid for the A. E. F. General Peyton C. March, wartime chief of staff, recently said; "In the groat troop movement abroad we carried 45 per cent of the men In. our problems, and it is heartening lo have ussur-|°™ 8 ^d^ v*f } cemf k-^oh"S anCC tliut these are to receive the mOSt|P er cent » and,Russian 1 per cent—and when I say carried I mean as paid passengers." — ™— - — f— — — — — »-—^ v— -^^ ^ ^^ ^w^r • * T «-»^ have ready acceptance by the people generally. Kern county and Bakersfield, along with all other communities, have their individual -- — V -I- — — ^v _ T-» ^^ -^^^ ^»^ ^f thoughtful attention from those who understand the value of organized effort in the Q. What form of dress did Dr. advancement of community interests. The M »ry walker wear?—j. MCIC P .'., i i .,. ,„ , A * Dr - Mary Walker during her program Of activity already Outlined for the] military "service wore a uniform. After the war uhe became noted for her lectures on dress reform and auf- cessfully carried out every citizen of Kernnif 0 ' ul w ^ ys ^v^iug in a. man's * •* "i suit with frock coat or full evening dress for men. 4^ f t _ l f ^j jj- — — - — ^— -^-- -^— ^ -— — — coming year is interesting, and if it is suc- wilJ be advantaged thereby. But that prospect is not without its special obligations to all those who are to become beneficiaries. Leadership in community activity is essential, but it cannot be wholly relied upon to accomplish the desired results without whole-hearted support and co- GABRIELLE E FORBUSH •COIN MCftE TODAY Wh«n «Uwly AIM i Pubttfy Mil t* his fr»m th» i««nd ittry htle»ny tf Tim Avtrlll'i L«m Iilod h»m« Llnd«, T«m'i *lt», ••lltvu it li murder. P«tb«dy WM htr tiuiln. flwhtfif t» (he bit«»ny, Linda fecit ttme* thlni ihrtwn abtut her thrttt, ilmtit and ftlnti. tnd T«m rf«tfrf« t« r«(tnd c*uifit Am**' t, Kathleen, WM tn themMlvu U Mtvlni the crime. They have few ftiettt, all «f whem bMome lutptedt Mr. StitUnder. builtiflit an»elat« «f Ttm'it Cip- Uln Oe Ve», hind»m* Belgian | Mwlit Pratt, fvrntr tulttr K Llnda'i; and LUn Bhauihnet- frith writer. On ene MIUN and then th» lutttt are penuided tt finish aut •their week-end vlelt. Linda flndi the tewel with whleh the attempt WM MtMte te •Iranite h«r (Wtnlttled by • amear ef tunburn el nt went) In Stat lander's bathreem. Tern, luieleleui ef Bhauihneieey, •evehei hie roem. Tne trlehman dleetveri thli and la eat mattere rliht Linda tella him the whele atery, aiklnf him ta help aalva the myitery. Juit befere dinner Sunday eveftlne Linda la •lene with 8 tat lander. 9ha li Inattentive until ehe heart him say that when Ceueln Ames WM feund dead Oe Vee appeared frem the far end tf the hall Jnitead ef hie awn reem. Thle me am Da Vee mutt be the tuilty man. Dinner la anneuneed and Linda hat ne epper* tunfty to teU Tern what the hae learned. D« Vee appeare and Tern taye, "Sorry, I'll have te keep yeu waiting a mament." A little later they beth deport. The fefephene rfngt and Linda aneweri. Returning »he telle her Buasta, "That wee pellea headeuartert. Mr. De Ves le taint, te be arretted— far murdering Ceueln Ann. 11 / NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER XLVII "I suppose if I leave you two idiots alone you'll talk all Kathleen Averlll, standing In the doorway, surveyed her son and his wife with marked disfavor. Tom looked away guiltily and Linda, suttlng up In bed, smiled dtsarmlngly. 41 Wo will," she said. don't you see I've got to? It's the one thing- I need. I'll burst If I don't," "And you'll be sick if you do. Well— I've nothing to say about It. Tom won't be turned out and once you get htm alone he hasn't the backbone of a jellyfish." "Backbone! I wish you'd seen him," cried Linda indignantly, "going off all by himself with that terrible man." "Don't!" Under her delicate, becoming rouge Tom's mother turned while. "I shan't sleep a wink tonight and you're a— a monster If you do." "All the more reason — " "There's no reason In you — either of you." Ashamed of her momentary weakness, Mrs. Averlll spoke sharply, "It was a crazy thing to do and it's a wonder you're both live to tell the tale. Rosle's fixed me a shake-down In the nursery and if you have hyster- itcs or any of the things you should have after such an experience, bang on the bathroom wall and I'll wake right away. That Is, if I'm asleep," she added hastily, "which I doubt I shall be. Good night!" And she firmly closed the door behind her, leaving neither of them at all misled as to her real anxiety and affection. * "She's a lamb, Isn't she?" commented Linda, settling herself luxuriously among the cushions. "But, oh, Tommy— I thought I never would have you all to myself! Now, for heaven's sake, talk. I'm frantic tp know all about it." "Arc you sure you ought?" "Don't be an absolute gont! Do you want me Just to curl up and die?" "Heaven forbid! He still found it difficult to do anything but look at her rather hungrily. "Where shall I start?" "At the beginning. That Is, we went downstairs and that Statlander man caught you and you went off to the garage. What I don't see, Tom, ig how you knew— because I found out while you were gone — and you thought It was poor Marvin." r "Poor Marvin—poor me! I -was having fits talking tennis to that man and thinking you'd got the goods on him homehow and that I had to leave you and drive DeVos to tho. Stoners. How did you find out, Sinks?". "One of those 'little things." Stat- lander was rambling t on- and suddenly he said something afcout the nursery. I was wool-g-tttherlng, but I made him repeat what he sntd arid in that humorous, careful way he went over it again. About % how curious tt was that <when I collapsed In Cousin Amos' room, Mr. DeVbs suddenly appeared from the other end of the hall — our end. I never did know how he got on the subject. That hit me, Tom, Just like a real blow. I couldn't got my breath, There' It was— the small thing we'd been waiting for. I thought I must get to you— and then dinner was ready and Marvin came down and Mr. Statlander had a sudden fit of manners and went off to get you. I was so full of excitement and suspense I thought I'd popl While you, poor dear—" "Oh, I had Marvin picked for the guilty one, all right. I was afraid to look at you and all the time you were waiting to set me right if I did!" "That meal was ghastly. I kept wait- Ing to hear — his step— In tho hall and when'! did he came and stood behind me — ! But then, Tom, something hit you. Tou» starttd to get up perfectly cheerfully and naturally — " "Binks — it came over mo and I nearly gave the whole ' show away right there. He stood there smiling, with his eyes sort of droopy — you know — and a little mocking somehow, as if he knew something I didn't. I see now he has looked that way all the time but T Just put It down to his cool, superior foreign ways — " "But, Tom, what—?" "Oh—his white shirt front, Binks." "His what?" "That wns It — what I saw from tho raft, tho 'something 1 I couldn't locate. As soon as I saw him. there it came back to me In a flash. I saw him just the way I /did then, only not so far away. You see, Marvin had been in undershirt aud trousers and Statlan- der in u terrycloth bathrobe but De- VOB hadn't undressed that night. Ho had his coat off and a long dark robe on, but from, the raft I caught that splash of white — horseshoe shaped. It stood out from the black rest of him. In daylight it Just looked wrong. But I never could place it." "He didn't undress? But—" "Yes. He must have lied to you. You told me that when he talked about It with you he said he undressed and sat and doaod In 'the big chair by the window — " * * • "Walt a moment, Tom. He didn't quite say that—but I did have that Impression." She hugged her knees and bent her head on them in concentrated effort to bring back the exact words. "He said, 'I made myself comfortable In the chair by the window and dozed off there — * That was tt. Tom. I misled -3*012. When he said 'made myself comfortable,' I took It for granted he meant he undressed and repeated to you that way. I'm awfully sorry!" "That was perfectly natural. I'd have gone on the same assumption. I suppose he took off his dress coat and put on the , bathrobe. Now I think about It, I remember something else that should have told me a lot. When he Joined us In Cousin Amos' room he had a very long- robe on and It was drawn close across his chest — lapped way over. Of course that hid the white shirt front and made him look entirely different." "How— how did he take it?" Involuntarily Linda shfvered violently and By DR. FRANK McCOY •m« fty rtiden «f rh« Cillforitlait, arfrfrMMtf t* Dr. Frank MtC*y ( 699 Swtb Ardm»re «*"UB, Lta Anieltt, will b» aniweretf. Inclese a »tf.Utfr«ue< stamped tnveltae. Q. How many stations broadcast the pope's address at the lime of the opening of the Vatican station?—D. A. W. A. One station (HVJ) broadcast ^ i: •• ,• i * , ., . . i it I tho POPE'S address during the openlmr activity IS essential, but it Cannol be wholly [of the Vatican station, and approximately 300 stations throughout the world rebroadcast the program. The pope's broadcast was delivered in .. „. , , ,, . .Latin. He used the Italian pronuncla- operation. Given such support, its energies tlo » ^ his Latin. Q. How should a child be taught to protect his head and face in case he Is caught in a fire?—L. B. ? A. One instruction given to school children Is ua follows: Throw one arm across the eyes with the hand pressed close to tho side of the head. Press the other arm over nose and mouth. If tho child IB wearing a coat, blouse, or dress with sleevea, >ie should prewj the sleeve far into his mouth und hold It tight between his teeth. are strengthened and the purposes for which it is enlisted are already well advanced toward ultimate success. Assurance given by business interests of Bakersfield of their complete sympathy with the civic body's plans strongly emphasizes the inseparable r ^^^ relationship that exists be I ween city and couniy. ^ -• -* ME McCOY'S menus suggested for the week beginning Sunday, January 15, 1933: Sunday Breakfast — Baked eggw; Melba toast; stewed figs. Lunch—Asparagus; string beans; salad of watercress and lettuce. Dinner—Broiled chicken, baked eggplant; spinach; celery and ripe olives*; carrot pudding. Monday Breakfast—Broiled bacon; crisp waffle with maple syrup. Lunch—Potato eoup; buttered okra; salad of shreddod spinach and cabbage. Dinner—Boiled fresh beef tongue; baked squash; combination salad of cooked carrots and peas; celery; pear eauce. Tuesday v Breakfast—Coddled egg; toasted shredded wheat biscuit; stewed raisins. Lunch—Cooked lettuce; buttered beets; calad of grated carrots. Dinner-—Tomato jelly, served In cubes; broiled lamb chops; creamed cucumbers; string beans; ripe olives; ulneapple whip. Wednesday Breakfast—Cottage cheese; baked apple. Lunoh—Buttered macaroni; spinach; ealad of head lettuce. , Dinner—Vegetable soup; roast benf; tomatoes; escalloped celery; salad of grated raw beets; minced prunes in gelatin; whipped cream. Thursday Breakfast—Coddled eggs; whole- wheat muffins; stewed raisins. Lunch—Raw applea as desired wfth handful of pecans. Dinner—Mutton chops; parmiipe; cooked lettuce; string bean aalad; utewed apricots, Friday Breakfast—Glass of fruit Juice before breakfast; toasted dry cereal with cream (no sugar). Lunch—.Rice on casserole; asparagus; salad of shredded lettuce. Dinner—Tomato and celery soup; baked whlto flan; spinach; stuffed tomatoes; Jello or Jell-Well. Saturday Breakfast—Poached ege on Melba toast; stewed peaches. Lunch—Generous dtgh of junket. Dinner—"Lettuce soup; Salisbury steak; buttered beets; avocado salad; apple whip. "LETTUCE SOUP: Shrt'd two medium-sized heads of lettuce and put into a large kettle over a low fire -with three or four i*upa of water. Let trimmer for an hour and strain off tho liquid, mashing tts much us desired of the cooked lettuce through tho uolan- der. If liquid does not equal thrco cupfula, add hot water. Next,' add a NUS tcblespoonful of chopped parsley and three cups of -whole milk. Return to tho stovo and heat to almost boiling point, seasoning with a little salt. "When ready to serve, add a generous sprinkling of chopped parsley and a tenspoonful of whipped crenm to each Herving. Thin strips of Melba toast may be used If desired. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Sclerosis Arrested by Diet QUESTION: Mark J. writes: "I am a World War victim and my trouble has been diagnosed as multiple sclerosis, so I am writing you In hopes that you may bo able to suggest a cure or at least something to stop the progresslveness of the disease I have. Since 1923 a lack of co-ordination and improper function of the sensory functions has progressed from my 'right hand and arms to my left hand and both legs until today I am confined to a wheel chair and have difficulty in using my'hands. Blood and spinal fluid tests are negative. "What can I do?" j ANSWER: Multiple sclerosis 'Is a disease in whloh patches of damaged tissue occur in tho brain or spinal cord, apparently from some toxic agent which may be of infective ori«- gin. Thero Is a marked weakness In co-ordinating the muscles and sometimes strong jerking movements of the arms and legs. --It is not ordinarily considered curable, although the patient may live for a very long time without the disease becoming appreciably worse. I have, however, seen some cases where the fasting and dieting regimen proved beneficial in stopping the progress of the disease and even brought about some improvement. This Is probably because of the elimination of toxic elements. I would suggest a citrus fruit or a tomato juice fast for about 10 days followed by a balanced diet. This may then be followed by periods of short flvo-day fnsts at Intervals of about one month apart. Massage treatments, oateopathlc or chiropractic treatments and physio-therapy treatments are also helpful in aiding the circulation. Dates QUESTION-; p. B. asks: "Are dates healthful, and if so, how should they be used—in what combination ' with other, foods?" ANSWER; Dates may be used with buttermilk. In this way they make an excellent combination which creates a beneficial chemical condition in the Intestines. written by r»4ws tt Tht uddruutf u Or. Fr*nk MiCty, Bulifers ie fiuJJtfJat. in Awl**, win b* iwired. lnil«M iBtf.iddr«i«(J i tinted Immediately Ma hand was laid over hers. , • * . ( . "Don't talk about that, Sinks. Don't think about it!" "I can't help thinking," she pleaded. "So It's better to talk!" "Well—badly—" "He was—violent?" , "Clear off his nut. I told you H'd be all a bunch of us could do to manage whoever It turned out to be, when the time came. They sent four men- thought I was crazy when I called but somehow 1 put it over and we needed every man of them. It wasn't a pretty scene." "I suppose he killed Bunty?" "He laughed about it—jeored at me —for caring about a fat old. dog; I suppose. iTe was a maniac, Binks. Yes, he went out that night and prowled about—" "Suffering from insomnia. Another thing I forgot. When we met In the city at the office early In the week he spoke of it—said he always slept badly In hotels. It was Just an allusion and I forgot all about It. Added to this blazing heat—this sort of spell always strikes a European as direct from hell —he was probably all keyed up from at least two nnd perhaps three or four nights without sleep. The first'night he went out and roamed around—and Bunty suffered for It. You can Imagine she'd be right on the job with an unknown prowling about after midnight, poor spunky little cuss! Then the hext ; night after the row at the club and- the dance he came back to that hot room—it was the worst night of nil, you know—and knew he hadn't n chance In the world to sleep. So he just 'made himself comfortable' In the chair and probably sat there brooding over the quarrel and the insult he endured from Cousin Amos, and full of morbid, half-insane thoughts—" "And the door went rork-rork- rork—'' "His window was parallel with that door and he could hear It louder than anyone else," Sho sighed. "Well—Tom—we did it. Thank heaven It's over!" "But by a very narrow margin," he added soberly. "The chance remark of Stntlander and my impression of the shirt front." "If he'd kept his head and Just laughed at the Idea—" "We'd have proved It but it would have b$en a long, hard fight. This way, Binks, his family'll hush It up somehow, and I'll be bound he's put qpletly away and It will never come to trial. Surely we won't push It." "Speaking of Mr. Statlander—" Linda's impish grin was, in a moment, ns dauntless as ever. "You're not very complimentary about your senior, are you, darling?" "Well, he is an old fool. He's made more trouble, unnecessary trouble—" "Have you talked it over with him?" "Lord, yes. We've all hashed and rehashed. After you pulled the faint— don't be peevish, honey, you had plenty of provocation and nobody blamed you!—Shaughnessey turned you over to Rosle and she called up mother, and the two of them bundled you off. Meanwhile our Irish friend had the time of his young life—a grand yarn to tell and an audience that was pop-eyed with excitement. When I got back—dog-tired, dishevelled and sick with worry about you—they all fell on me like wolves to hear the end of the story." (Concluded Tomorrow) President Hoover has received 20 tons of personal mail since he's been in the White House. And still they say letters to the President don't carry any weight. Next to -paying his own income tax, one of the hardest things a fellow has to bear is seeing some one else get a $50,000 rebate from the government. r A whole new race of creatures, trao- Ing their ancestry to man, will populate the earth 600,000,000 years from now, a ..scientist declares. Well, the pollywogs in the ooze didn't worry why should we? Football would be a better game if half of ..the rules were junked, says Gil Doble, Cornell coach. And then if coaches could resist making changes every year in the 50 per cent they salvage, the fans would ask no more. * At any rate, as Mr. Hoover would attest, Technocracy can't make a fish strike when tt doesn't want to. If there's one thing more conspicuous Just now than father's Christmas tie, it's the bright new license plate on the old family bus. "pAUL BUNYAN/' by Richard L. A Stokes, which is described as "a folk comedy in three acts," gives a swinging, metrical account of hotv the legendary giant of the lumber camps lost his gianthood and beca!ne, for a decade, a mere man, subject to all of the ills of ordinary mortals. Paul Bunyan comes on the scene first in all his glory. He straightens out the Rocky Mountain, paints the Grand Canyon, and then invents the logging industry—crying, "Let thar be lumberjacks, ear-chawln' reptyles, tooth* jerkin* scoundrels, oye-gougin' rogues." So, forthwith, there .are lumberjacks, built exactly according to his specifications. But soon women come on the scene, and lead the lumberjacks away from the deep woods to the refinements of civilization. Paul Bunyan himself takes a wife; he drinks a magic potion that causes him to shrink to ordinary human size, and presently, instead of being a rip.roaring, lusty giant he Is—of all things—an international banker, trying to charm a depression out of existence by repeating honeyed phrases. This, however, can't last. The long- awaited blue snow falls, finally, Bunyan resumes his gigantic stature, and the rehabilitated lumberjacks march forth again, "hell-roarlri 1 savagea, hundords and thousands uh great leetle men." Mr. Stokos may not havo had per- feet success in hla taste of putting tho Bunyan saga into verse. But his stuff is fre*-Bwin*lng and ssestful, and more than a little entertaining. Published by Pi' TIN YEARS AOO <Th« Citifornlin, thft dale. To support a family of three, th*' husband, wife and one child, a minimum income for .healthful main- to nance should be $itG a month ao-' cording to the. survey of *he state civil service commission. . Diplomas will be granted to 195 grade school pupils enabling them to enter high school this month, «' Lieutenant J. A. Wiggins' famous regimental Irish band will be here on January 16. MUa Gertrude Cremer will leave f<v San Francisco Sunday to resume hoi* vocal training. Rudolph Valentino U showing here in "The Young Rajah." , Gladys Wai- ton la appearlngan "The Girl Who Ran Wild." i Three drinkers of canned heat were sent to Jail by C. F. Baughman, police judge, ' TWENTY YEARS AGO (The Callfornlin. thtt data. 1918) • , The town of Fellows may be Incorporated. .The movement to this end is receiving- considerable support. John Stroud has returned from Memphis, Tenn., where .he attended the annual meeting of the Sigma Alpha Bpslion fraternity. Mr. and Mrs.'Fred'Gunthor are vla- Itlng friends In San Francisco. The great Midway field, 'unlike any other territory in the world, Is now producing oil of almost every class. Taft'a post office' has done one- third more business this year than last. This Is one of the numerous indications of the growth of the West Side. - ' , - . THIRTY YEARS AGO (The Callfornlin. this daU. 1903} Main line telephones have been installed for the district attorney and* the sheriff's office. In cases of emergency this will expedite getting through calls. All world records are bollevo'd .to have been broken for oil trains In the assembly of H3 cars between Oil City and Kern City. Senator E. J. Emmons la particularly active at this time • ir. the state Legislature. Wool growers of the county are holding a meeting at Delano. The twentieth annual field trials are now in progress hero with some beautiful docs and bitches being expoftly handled before the field Judges. It IB futile to picture business control without government interference. Business leadership Is Incompetent at present.—Professor K. J. Brown of the University of Arizona. The government is controlled by organized minorities. — Representative Henry T. Ralnoy, Democrat, Illinois. Are we going to lend money to a former enemy, while refusing to pay the United States who was alongside us In the war?—Louis Marin, French deputy, opposing League of Nations loan to Austria. * •We can junk one-half of U (football under 1932 rules) and still have moru left than Is sufficient for a college game.—Gllmour Doble, head football coach, Cornell University. q Perhaps we Americans are overlook-* ing our Indebtedness to immigrants when we practically close our doors to them.—Miss Margaret ^ericusoh, secretary of the Y. W. C. A. International Institute. VIEWPO IN HE REA DERS EDITOR'S NOTE: Tbo Cillfornltn xvill print letten from readers. Such letters must b« conflnod to 150 worrlv, written letlbly and on on* side of the paper. They must be bofli- fidely limed by tlm writer with complete ad: dre» rlren. which will bo pub!Jibed. .No •nonyrooui communication will be prln&d. This is emphatic. The CiHfomlan reserves the right to reject any or all manuscripts and la not rwponilble for sentiment! contained therein. REPLIES TO LOVELL * Editor The Bakersfield Callfomlan: Your issue of January 10 carried a United Press article which gave the statements of Arthur Lovell, who Is one of the grand officers of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, In which he tries to make It appear that the members of the Brotherhood V>f Locomotive Engineers were "hogging 1 * all of the railroad work to the utter ruination of the finances of his members by working from 48 to 60 days per month or its equivalent. . Mr. Lovell Is indulging in nights of fa ^ cy «_ or direct misrepresentation when he makes such general statements and thereby misleads the pub-? 11° ll U° thinking that the members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Kn- glneers have no members walking the streets, Just as well as hla member* are only not quite such great, numbers, but the* one big reason why he* has so many members out of employment IP not touched upon by Mr. 1/ov- oll because he omits to mention the fact that his organization did everything possible to create « falwe need for a lot of firemen during the peak days and before the Introduction of the very latest large engines and the changes from steam power to gas- olectrio and they took In large groups ?£ men into their organization In the drives" for membership without any thought of what would become of these men In tho future when the peak of business fell and tho depression came on as well us the above mentioned largo power and the abolishing of runs which the railroad com- vanf«s obtained permission to abandon on account of no patronage. The only reason for taking up some of your space on this mutter Is that thin IH not the first attempt on the part of grand officers of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen toj bo- Rmirch the motives of the members ?£ ™ I^omotlve Engineers and try thusly to avoid the judgment that their* drives for membership has directed toward them. , « J* H. McMACKUfr Local Representative of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. A THOUGHT Woe unto them that are vviu In their own eye« t and prudent In their own eight.—luted 5t21. * « « r There must be In prudence also aotne master virtue.—Ar IB to Ue. ' i n , ' '.-t t

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