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t, '• '~»-v;pT'^;^^^^^ MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 1933 editorial Isauud Every Evening Except Sundnv in Bukerslleld, Kern County, California Entered fn post office at Bnkersflelcl, Ciillfornla, as second I'lnss mull matter under the Act of Congress March 3, 187!i. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tho Associated Press is exclusively entitled to tho use for publication of nil news dispatches credited to-It or not otherwise credited In this paper, and also the local news published therein. The Cnllfornian is also a client of th" United Press and the United News and receives the complete leased wire service of both. EASTERN REPRESENTATIVES Bryant, Griffith & Brunson, Inc. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta WASHINGTON (15. C.V BUREAU Frederic J. Haskln, Director, Washington, D. 0. THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. S. A. OIL FROM RUSSIA •pVETERMINATION of leaders in the pe- *-J trolcum industry of the United States to obtain adequate governmental protection against competition from cheaply produced oil and its by-products, which are now being imported and marketed at ruinous prices, should be greatly strengthened by the statement recently given out by Paul Ache, vice-president of the Independent Petroleum Association. That official is now holding conferences with representatives of major oil concerns on the Pacific coasf with intent to enlist their active co-operation and support in the organization's demands upon Congress for an effective tariff on petroleum shipped to this county from Venezuela and other South American areas. For if the situation which the oil industry in America may be facing in the not far distant future is accurately presented by Mr. Ache, losses which have been suffered by American producers and many thousands of their employes during the last few years will represent only a comparatively small part of the possible total due to extension of foreign activities. Russia's immense petroleum resources, now being rapidly opened up by the Soviets, constitutes the greatest menace which American producers have to consider, says Mr. Ache. According to that authority, Russia will be producing an estimated total of 630,000,000 barrels of oil in 1937, practically placing the Soviets on a par with production in the United States. Russia has opened up 13 new'oil fields within the last few years, and is now training her own engineers to construct many new refining plants. Mr. Ache presented figures showing that South Russia alone exported 3,500,000 barrels of refined products in 1932, together with 1,645,306 barrels of gasoline. Moreover, the Soviets are making 250,000 to 300,000 feet of oil-well hole per year an search of new production, and also turning out large quantities of machinery and other equipment to .be used in oil fieJd development. Comparing this activity with present overproduction in the East Texas fields the speaker staled that the latter will be readjusted, but in any event it must be regarded as "a drop in the bucket." In his opinion Russian development will be successful, and that fact "must be taken into consideration by American oil operators at once." If the American oil industry is to be saved from even worse disaster than has already fallen upon it, Congress must be convinced of the pressing need for adequate protection through higher tariffs. Powerful influences which have prevented, such protection in the past must be counteracted by aggressive organization of domestic interests with self-preservation as their driving force, ty need not be pointed out that greater floods of foreign petroleum for consumption in the American markets spell ruination for many who now depend on domestic industry for their livelihood. HAS COMMUNITY SUPPORT "PROBABLY it is unnecessary to assure *- the enterprising members of Bakersfield's 20-30 Club that they have the entire community's best wishes for complete success in the recently announced plan to bring the organization's national convention to this city in the Summer of 1934. If a characteristic spirit of optimism which colors every activity of the local group may be taken as a criterion, the prize has already been won and it remains only for those with authority to place their official sanction on the dotted line. No other attitude was to be expected, and it may be just as well lo turn attention to the many details which will contribute Jo the comfort, entertainment and pleasure of the hundreds of young business «nd professional men who are to be Bakersfield's guesls. / , According lo. plans already developed, Bakersfleld's bid for the meeting is well calculated lo make a strong appeal to the imagination. Local representatives will match their soaring hopes and high aspirations with a spectacular demonstration of the community's uir-mindedness, leaving here on next Saturday in two well-equipped airplanes and flying directly to Santa Barbara where the trustees, will be assembled for action. That method of "approach" cah- not fail to be impressive. In addition to that, the 20-30 Club representatives arc strongly reinforced by the cooperation of Bakersfleld's Civic Commercial Association and the Kern County Chamber of Commerce. That is sufficient in itself to guarantee that if the convention comes to Bakersllekl, and we have the right to believe that it will, no efforl will be spared lo make it memorable in the. organization's history. "Happy landing" will be the sentiment of every citizen for the club's ambitious program. AN AMERICAN SENTIMENT PEAKING before an assemblage of Democratic leaders in Ohio on Saturday night, James A. Farley, Democratic National Chairman, is quoted as saying that "there must be an end to anything which does not contribute' lo national welfare" if complete order is to arise "out of the chaos which we have inherited." Moreover, he 'pointed out that the recent Democratic victory is not as important as "what we may do with'our victory." Then he added: "The Democratic party will nol lack for leadership, but unless those who put it into power are willing to do their part the orders of the high command, may be nullified. The Federal government has neither the power nor the resources to bring complete order out of the chaos which we have inherited. Existing emergencies call for a degree of co-operation such as we have never exerted before. There musl be an end lo sectional jealousy; to purely selfish demands for national aid; and lo anything which does not contribute to the national welfare. Any effort which does not help MIS all is misspent." That unquestionably will be the sentiment of all who have given the present condition of social and economic affairs in the-nation their best thought. Selfish considerations should have no place in whatever efforts the American people make toward rehabilitation of their .individual and collective welfare. No leadership, however well qualified, can measure ^ up lo the present necessity for achievement without the undivided support and co-operation of alj (hose who are to be its beneficiaries. And thai means 120,000,000 American cilizcns. By FREDERIC J. HASKIN ( RANDOM NOTES War by any other name amounts to the same thing. But in Eastern dispalches it ins been pointed out that some members of Congress -believe we should have a new definition of war if the existing international treaties on the subjecl are lo be effeclive. They suggesl lhat a new fashion has sprung up in recent years—going to war without actually declaring war. Japan, for example, has been at war in Manchuria for many mouths. Paraguay and Bolivia have been at war for a lesser period. But no declarations of war have been made, and so the nalions involved are able lo plead lhat treaties do not apply. But (lie fact remains lhat when two armies arc engaged in actual batlle, sacrificing many human lives and invading territory that does not belong to them, the result is war. And obviously thai should be clearly defined under the terms of any treaty. * * * • '. There will he agreement in every part of the United Stales lhat Senator Robinson spoke accurately and understandingly when he said recently-that it will be very hard for this government to agree to the demands of foreign nations for new negotiations concerning Ihc cancelalion of debts until the nalions involved "have mcl their obligations or shown justification for failing to meet them." The British government, as the Senator points out, met its obligalion on the line, at a considerable sacrifice; and if Britain wants to reopen discussion of the whole chain of debts this country will very likely be ready 'to meet her more than half way. Bui France, occupying a strpng financial position, did not pay; and until she does it is difficult to see how the American people can be persuaded lo discuss either revision or cancelutiou. * * * Once ugain we are reminded lhat "bigness" isn't everything. After an exceedingly brief experimental run, the policy of Radio City's gigantic entertainment section has been changed. The music hall, seating thousands, will be devoted to orthodox motion picture programs and light vaudeville, while the "Roxy" theater will be dark for an indefinite period. But John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and his associates insist that they have built for Ihe future. ' Tsko adrantatft of thli free lertlca. If you am mio of the thnuiandi who hate patronized (ho Tluromi, wri(« ut niln. If you luve neter mod the lerylco, begin now. It li maintained for your benefit. He lure to lend your mm* ami addrcn with your Queitlon. and enoloi* 8 cents In coin or itampi for return poilaie. Do not u«e poiteardi. Atldreu Th» BaJtenfleld Oillfornlin Information Bureau, Frederic j. Jlmkln, Director, Wiihlngton, J}, C, Q. What is the age limit for Boy Scouts?-— N. T. A. A boy may not become ft member of the Boy Scout organization until he reaches the age of 12, but there la no top age for Scouting. Q. Did Rubensteln over oome to America?— H. W. A. Anton Rubonsteln, famous musician, was in this country In 3872-73. Q. Which paper "was flr*t published by Joseph Addison nnd Hlch- ard Steele— the Tattler or Spectator? — O. a. • • A. Tho Tattler published its Inst Issue on January 2, 1711, and the Spectator presented Its first issue on March 1, 1711. The Spectator was modeled on the Tattler but was considered a great Improvement on the former sheet. Q. What Is the derivation of tho word neighbor? — M. E., A. It Is from the 'Anglo-Saxon, neah, meaning night or near, and ge- bur, meaning, dweller or farmer. Q. How did It happen that it was Senator Norris who introduced the Lame puck amendment?—- W, E. T. A; This subject is one In which Senator Norrls has been Interested a ?reat many years. During the Harding administration, a club of farmers sent a petition to Congress with reference to the members of both bodies who had been defeated at a preceding election. Inasmuch ns they were re- r erred to as Lame Ducks, this pe- :ltton was, in a spirit of levity, referred to the Senate committee on agriculture and forestry. Senator Norrls was chairman of this committee at :hat time and, although It was a mat- :er which should have properly come jeforo the Senate committee on the ludlciary, he used this petition as the vehicle for proposing the abolishment of tho so-called "Lame Duck" sessions of Congress an* a favorable report was made thereon to the Senate by tho agriculture committee. Q. Why are there no graves of Brlt- sh soldiers at the site of the Battle of New Orleans?— R. L. S. A.. Most of the British dead were burled by American troops in trenches and their graves remain unmarked. Q. What Is the meaning of tho words, Rosh Hashana?— O. T. A. It is Hebrew and means "head of the year." The name Is given to the Jewish New Year, the first of the month, Tlshrl. « Q. What survey did Woodward and Saffery make?— J. M. M. A, Nathaniel Woodward and Solomon Saffery made a survey, at the instance of Massachusetts In 1642, between Massachusetts and Connecticut, which has usually been spoken of as the Woodward and Saffery line. Q. How many "National Monuments" are there?— B. K. A. There are 87. The newest one, the Grand Canyon National Monument, was established January 6, 1933. It is about 60 miles down river from the point on tho south rim, now so familiar to tourists. Q. Why was the Parliament called by Edward I In 1230 called the "Model Parliament"? — J. A. A. It was model in that It has been held to be more highly representative than tho majority of legislatures. It was composed, first: Spiritual peers, archbishops, bishops and abbots, with heads of military establishments. Each bishop brought with him one elected representative from the cathedral stuff, and two elected from each diocese among the clergy. Second: The lay peers, earls, and greater barons, summoned by royal writ; then the knights of the shire, who were elected, and two burgesses or citizens from each borough or city. ' Q. Aro bicentennial stamps still being Issued? — S. S. A. The post office department says that the government stopped printing the Washington bicentennial stamps November 4. 1932. The ones on hand will be disposed of and no more will be Issued. O« If an alien refuses to take an oath to bear arms in defense of the United States, will his naturalization papers be withheld?— O. C. A. The Supreme Court has ruled in several cases, notably; those of Douglas Clyde MuclntoHh, Marie Averll Bland and Rosllta. Schwlmmer, that one who will not take this oath does not meet the requirements Imposed on applicants for citizenship by tho naturalization act. Q. Was the Elizabethan period one of prosperity in England?— J. F. A. W. J. T»ng writes: "The age of Elizabeth was a time of Intellectual liberty, of growing intelligence and comfort among nil classes, of unbounded patriotism, and of peace at home nnd abroad, For a parallel we must go back to the age of Pericles in Athens, or of. Augustus In Rome, or go forward a little to the magnificent court of Louis XIV, when Cornellle, Racine and Mollere brought the drama In France to the point where Marlowe, Shakespeare and Jonson had 1 'i It In England half a century earlier. Such nn age of groat thought and great action, appealing to the oyoB a« well as to tho Imagination nnd intellect, finds hut one adequate literary expression ; neither poetry nor the story ciin express tho whole man —his thought, fncling; action, and tho resulting elmrartnr; hence In iho ngo of Elizabeth lilenituro turnoH Instinctively to the drama and brought It rapidly to the highest stage of Its development." • Q. Please give a few gypsy words of cheer. — L. J. A. Bax or bnkt, meaning fortune; bavlo, rich: buteder, better; gll, song; kusto, goodr sala, morning; dlsloln, It dawns; mor be atras, don't be afraid. Q. What are feeder air lines?— A. H. T. A. They are spur lines that are branches or short lines which connect with main or larger lines. Feeder air lines are 'operated by the corn- panloa which operate Uio larger lines. BEGIN HERE TODAY • Shell! ghityni, It, »heie itreiiti were well-. kniwn vaudeville aeteri, li In New Ytrk letk- lti| fir ward. Sheila U » damer. she hoi • Mint almeit her entire lift en the ttate, flnt travellni with her parent*, n'tw <»d, anil liter In vaudeville and read ihiwi. Sheila llvel it Mt Uewell'i theatrical roemlni hiuii. v Myrt, • vaudeville »erfermer, alia gut if werk, llvei there, tee. Over the breaktait table ene mernlne Shell* eenlltfei (i Myrt that her great ambition li It marry and have a hime like theie the hai been Men In imall tiwni In which the hit played. Ma Lowell Interrupt! them <• anniunei that ( felaihtm eall has time fir Inefla MM nur-' rlea ta aniwer, heplni II may mean a lob, • NOW 00 ON WITH THE STORY (Chapter II—Continued) "Yeah, Olenson's out. Roscoe's Jazz band had the act, see? Daisy and a couple others, did specialties. It's an easy routine, Sheila. You can learn It In no time," Bill finished grandly, "Oh," Sheila breathed through the phone. So Bill thought she could pick up new steps, quickly I That was good news. "Hustle over now, baby," Bill finished. "I'll be waiting." "Where do we open?" sheila asked, unperturbed. "Jackson Heights," He paused to shift his clgnr. "You can make It on tho subway If you start early enough on tho bus. Stops right In front of the theater. Hustle now—" » » • Myrt heard the news and her comment was, "The routine must bo a snap • or CJlcason never could liavo learned it." > "Sssh," said Ma, uneasily, behind Myrt, "you girl's haven't any call to knock Daisy, It's bread and butter for Sheila." "I'll say," responded Myrt quickly. •"It Isn't that Dnlsy Is so bad, Ma," said Sheila, grinning. "It's that I'm so good!" "Go on with you!" "That girl doesn't care a thing about the stage really," Myrt said, as Sheila skipped down the front steps and the two stood watching her. "And with nil that talent!" "Blind Tlmmy says she is a comer," Ma agreed. "You say she don't care about the stage?" Ma raised her eyebrows. Such talk was heresy, Indeed, -for one as gifted as Sheila. For all the hard times, Sheila should love the stage. Wasn't she born to the life? - Ma recalled Daisy Desmond, Sheila's mother, well. "No. She's been talking all morning about having a home In the country—" "Let her get a good part nnd a salary like some of the others and buy herself that home!" Ma said quickly. "She means get married, Ma. She :alked about clothes on the line and Ire engines—" "Lord, save us, what next?" Ma gawped. "Fire'engines! What was the child saying?" "Like I.told you. Firo engines. For the kids, you know. .She wants to get married—" • "They nil talk that way in the spring," Ma said comfortably. "The air gets warm, the purks In bloom. Flower sellers start hollering their heads off. There's one now—" They were standing on 'the step, loath to leave the first spring day behind them, loath to exchange 'It for Ma's comfortable, dark, untldy ( ca vernous kitchen. s "An 1 look at her I" Ma 'gasped again and grabbed Myrt's arm. "Mind yon! Thera they aro waltlri' for her at Paris' and her buying geraniums from a peddler!"' ' • ' * * . The two women stood in outraged dignity while Sheila, .unaware of the consternation In their souls, flew with nimble feet and laughing face back to the house. . "Put .this In-my room for me, Vlll you, Myrt?" she begged, thrusting forward n red pot with a tiny unsteady red bloom stuck slantwise In the soft earth. She grinned suddenly. "That's the kind I'm going to have In my own kitchen window some day! And, oh, Myrt, It needs watering!" "I'll water It." The cynicism had drained from Myrt's face. Sheila's happiness was 'too apparent,- too touching. The girl was gono, flying down the street toward Broadway. "What are you going to'do with, a girl like that?" naked Mn, shaking her head. "I declare, she does peed a good husband. A husband to make her work. Red geraniums! Kitchens,! Her! With all that talent and that figure! A few years' glory on tho stage, then a rich husband. Park avenue. Maybe even a title from London! An' her talking about n kitchen! The Lord save us nil!" At about this time In n penthouse high up over New York's exclusive East Side two young men were persuading themselves rather reluctantly to awaken and regard the glories of a new day. They were awakening rather early, too, for them. The previous evening they had. attended a party. And tonight they were giving one. Trevor Lane, the elder, was supposedly "on AVall street." Ho was 30, or thereabouts, nnd of that species which is so frequently referred to as a_man about town, though, ns he himself would have pointed out. his polo ponies, yachts and high-powered cors kept him rather continually <out of both tho town and his hlrfiTy"'correct and elaborately appointed office, i His home, the. penthouse, Was evejfi more elaborately appointed than,.Vila office. Certainly it was less dl/tflcult to find him there than at th.6 Wall street address. / With Trevor Lane wns 'young Dick Stanley, his cousin several times removed, not so wealthy and'.a trifle more ambitious. Difik wns In Xew York ostensibly to len.rn to wrlte-'plny* Trevor's theatrical -connections were supposed to be of valuable asi-'lstaiice. Both young men were \vell set up, of that vaguely described' "clean cut" type, squaro Jawed, affable, well poised. Klther might have posed for advertisements of a. certain brand of well-known collars. And both were soon enjoying ,breakfast as hugely as If they had earned, it by the sweat of their well-shaped brows. "It must be n. real party," Trevor was explaining while the soft-footed Knto padded around his chair to refill the coffee <!ups. Directly opposite, freshly .showered and shaven, young Stanley, clad in n dark silk dressing gown* 'nodded and scowled. How he disliked these parties, particularly when, ns now, they were given for the SINUS TROUBLE IS USUALLY CATARRHAL TF DOCTORS could redesign the hu- know of which will correct the actlv- •«• man being, there are several fea- Ity of the mucous membrane in the tures that they would considerably re- slnuB cnvlt y nlld ln many cases the mnriAi T!VV,. „„» n,i ' »u ,j pus " I1<J mucus already present will be model. For one thing, they would absorbed. Of course, a rigid diet must give the organs of the abdomen bet- be followed to prevent a recurrence of ter support so that, when man stands tlle disorder. , An acid fruit fast should erect, the abdominal organs would not bo t ft ken from five to .seven days the find It so easy to sag down, causing sam e as in other chronic cntnrrhal prolapsus. Surgeons -would probably disorders, and then one should follow omit the appendix altogether. If the a dlet absolutely free from starchy choice of Improvement were left to a foods or sugars. -This diet must be patient with sinus trouble, he would ke Pt up until all signs of sinus Infec- vote that the sinus cavities be rede- t -'°" are cone - slgned in such a way that they would have a freer drainage of any pus or mucus which may collect In them. Queitleni written by rearltri of The Calltornlan, addreued to Dr. Frank McCey, 6*9 Seuth Ardmore avenue, Let Anielei, will be aniwered. Ineleee a lelt-addreued ataMied anveUae. In understanding sinus trouble you must first understand that so?no of the bones of the face nre hollow. These hollow cavities Join the internal nose, being connected with it by sniiill openings. Tho cavities -of the cheek bones are called the antrums; the cavities in tho forehead just over tho eyes are termed the frontal sinuses, and so on. These hollow bony cavities nre lined with mucous membrane which is served by the snmo blood rlr- culatlon ns the rest of the body nnfl, when the blood is loaded with wastes nnd Impurities, they may cnnlly fill up with mucus or pus, an tho mucous membranes work overtime • discharging waste materials. In catarrh similar wastes nre thrown off thr6ugh the mucous membranes of tho none. As a rule, both cntnrrh nnd sinus trouble exist together, being due to stmllnr cnuseR. While the mucus from (ho nasal meinbrniieK nluy. easily e(l = n |? p ' thl « Is not. true of the mucus which collects' in the slnues nnd nnt- rtims since from these It must drain out through very small openings which are also lined with mTicous membrane which may become swollen as the In- flammntlon extends up from the nasal cavltleH, mnklng the exits even smnl- ler Slowly, as tho pu s and mucus gather, the cnvity ,,,,„ up nn(J e the bone is not elastic and cannot give r,£m ? U ' Ul ° pressl "- e <-'«use« terrific pain, if the bones were soft and could expand the same way as tho muscles and skin, the pnln would be '' Ths hoWfi KOO(J n«.» ,1, i. i . T ""'«" gOOd ail over the body for, when tlicre IK excessive pressure within a bony cnvlty t causes greater pain than if present In softer fleshy tissues. The pain from Minis trouble sometimes becomes nlmoHt unbearable; It is variously def.orlu.pU. siirh rm boring, snooting, darting, splitting, O t«. n mny npponr ut certain tim.-.s of the flay. Many pooplo W IU, S |,, U8 |m |, )H believe them to be neurnlglu. The nntrums of the cheek bones are closely connected with the nearby upper teeth so that a toothache sometimes seems to be sinus trouble and vice versa. When the pain In the sinus becomes acute, the nose specialist usually brings about relief by draining the pus and mucus. While this relieves the pain nt the time, the trouble is liable to return again und patients nmy have to have repeated drainage when the real causa of sinus trouble Is not removed. The, fasting and dieting treatment is th^ only method that I tlon are gone. A great relief may also bo obtained through certain electro-therapy treatments and. treatment with suction as these will assist in the drainage and absorption of the waste' material temporarily, but remember for a permanent cure fasting and dieting are most dependable. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Ginseng Root QUESTION: Mr. Peter L. asks: "Will you please tell me something about the medlclnnl value of the ginseng root? I huve heard that the Chinese value it highly, and was informed that by taking the tea for about 18 months my hearing could be made normal. I am a little hard of hearing." . ANSWER: Ginseng is the root of an herb known ns the panax ginseng in Asia, but n similar plant la produced In North America known as the painix qulnquefulln, which has a mucllaglnouH substance supposed to be slightly healing when applied to abrasions. It is also supposed to be. somewhat of a stimulant to the nerve nnd sexual centers, but I doubt very muoh If It has any value for the restoration of hearing. Sex Knowledge for Children QUESTION: "A Public-Spirited Mother" writes: "I feel very mucn concerned over the lack of right teaching .regarding life and sex of children around here and wlnh you would ifi- i'orin me where to get the best brief nnd' inexpensive information to put into the hands of children to Instruct them und keep their minds pure." ANSWER: I would suggest that you write to tho United Slates Health Department at Washington, D. C., 'requesting books on sex knowledge for children. Be sure to give tho ages of the children for whom you wish these books, No Salt Fish for 'Rheumatism QUESTION: Mr. Isaac P. asks: "la salt fish n ^ood food In rheumatism whore jhe most misery is In the swelling of the Joints, with continuous pnln?" • . . • ANSWER; I do not advise the use of salt fish at any time If fresh fish is available., In a case of rheumatism it Is better to almost entirely eliminate salt, so salted fish could not be considered a good protein food for the rheumatic patient, 1 -. t Queitleni written by nadirt af The Callfor- nlan, aa-dreiud la Dr. Frank MiCey, •ulldtra Eionanie Dulldlni. 1.H Anielei, will fet an. iwered. ' Inline telf-addreiied itanaid envelepe. edification tit young cousins 'coming' down from' a srrtart school on the Hudson especially for the event. "Yes," mused- Trevor, waving & hand. "Lots of local talent. Stage folks, you know, whom they've seen behind , the footlights. Lottie Mason and Joyce Kane have promised to come." He laughed, "Actually;, you see, those , girls usually rush" homo from the theater and pop Into bed. It's going to be a task to live up to the school girl's dream of what a leading litdy should do! And 7 then Clayton Knight—" "The school girls' idol!" observed Dick. "The same. Then for entertainment I'm calling In some danders. They'll mix with the crowd and'Just appear to burst • Into song or trip a few steps. Gives the party a homey, cozy air." "And sets you back plenty!" Trevor nodded. "Oh, It's worth It., Lots of fun, showing the country cousins around." Dick grinned. He knew that a short while ago when, fresh.'from Harvard, he hnd dropped In on Trevor ,he too had rated that term—"country cousin." . The two 'finally wrenched themselves from their coffee cups, and, Impeccably clad, with hats set nt Just the .suave angle, walking sticks tucked under their arms, they descended to the street and hailed a taxi. They, were bound for Joe Paris' to gather talent for tonight's fete, (Continued Tomorrow) VIEWPOINT THE REA EDITOR'S .VOTE: The CaYlf orm , n w) ll print Utters from readers, .-fsuch letters i""" ba' confined to 150 woitf' written le«lh> and on one side of (helper. 7^, mu / be. bona- fldely ilBncd,W the writer with rt"iPl««« ad- drcis Klv^f./ which wlir'be pub'"hed. No anonj-mynJ communication will ,'ue printed. ™>Jh emphatic. Tlie CiMorntr' reserves the Jltfft lo teject any or all mam" cr lnt» and U ./not responsible f'.r sentiments crnlalned theraln. IS IT STUPIplTY? Editor The Bakersfle)- 1 Callfornlan: It. so happened tb.it my finishing the review of an Jfc.thorltatlve study of U. S. S. K. by'fr. Paul Sheffer of Germany, "SevenT Years in Soviet Russia," cotncidetfVlth the appearance of a timely nnSr excellent editorial comment on Stifjn and the bunch. In January 11 Is/ 10 of your esteemed paper. ' •. • Doctor Shefver says In his preface: 'The misery ,of Russia crlt>s aloud oh every RiiKslah. street. Bewilderment and despair open many mouths. The foreigner In Russia wanders about In nn Invisible cage; but only a few never learn to hear and see." Indeed! How am one In these united states of America, the truly New World of human endeavor based on freedom 'of the Individual, the freedom of his spiritual and material expression, speak of recognizing the •'government" of U. S. S. R., the particular "government" that not only grabs the meagre savings of a miserable Russian peon (kulak), but has already deprived the whole Russian nation of soul'and mind. I would like to nsk the so-called, educators In our state Institutions (some of them) eulogizing the Soviet activities, why do they approve of the latter? Out of sheer stupidity or out of brazen, betrayal of American traditions? Probably out of both. • V. C. SVIMONOFF. AGAINST CITY WAGE CUT Editor The Callfornlan: Organized tabor, which champions the cause of the unorganized HH well, views with alarm the contemplated action of our City Council in ordering a 1 per cent cut In salaries of city employes. It will be of more harm than benefit to our city, because it will Impair the buying power of 7 these em- ployes and tend to- disrupt the successful "Buy-at-Home" movement which has so contributed to keep Buk- orsfleld one of the "white spots" of Bie state. The depression has been less felt here than In any other part of the nation,, but this wage cut will bring it to the door of our taxpayer's economy league quicker than any-, thing else. There Is nothing wrong with our nation today except a buyer's strike, voluntary and Involuntary, on the part of more than 21,000,000 adult workers alone. Nine million aliens employed nnd paying taxes on property In Europe or Asia, while 12,000,000 citizens are unemployed and able to neither pay taxes, spend or Invest-in America. Is this buyer's strike so profitable a thing that It should be brought closer nnd Intensified by further reducing the buying power of our city employes? Are we so needy as to be willing to lose a dollar to save a penny? WALTER R. CARTER, Legislative Representative B. L. E. There should be no barrier to tho importation of brains into America.— Dr. Caslmlr D. Zdanowicz of the University of Wisconsin. Formal charity gives only a coinpen-t satory satisfaction to the upper classes and a sort of Illusion that the suffering (if the unemployed la being solved by this means.—Paul Blanchard, executive secretary of the city affairs committee, New York. Europe, while wishing to disarm, looks askance at Ajnerlca's Insistence upon It.—Edward P. Warner, former assistant secretary of the navy, on returning from abroad. In 1928 the appropriation for the weather bureau was $1,925,225. In 1932 It had risen to tho enormous amount of • $4,4!)7,720. I do not think- we have any more weather now than we had in 1923.—Representative M. C. Allgood. (Dem., Ala.). As for technocracy, I'd like to have those fellows for my competitors In tho nutomnblln business.— i!. F; Ket- terlng of (ho General Motors Reuoarch Corporation. *-•••» A THOUGHT Thu« salth the Lord, Ye-shall not go up, nor fight agalnit your breth- •rnj return every man tp his house: for this" thing Is done of me. And they obeyed the words of the Lord and returned from going, ag'alnst Jeroboam.—Chronicles 11i11,«. • •'• .*. '.••' Obedience sums up our entire duty. Hosoa Bullou. ; "- ; . TEN'YEARS-A06'-^:' , (Jrtie Cilirornlari, this date. 1923) • • Use of the Woman's Club .here was denied the Ku Kltix Klan. , Miss Lotta Harris' cotfoert? at th* Woman's', Club was very successful. • Local students now -attending ,the Unlyerslty Qf California art! Fwiiices Bumble, Florence Either, Dorothy Bltner, Inez Schatr, Helen Lavets, Clara Stockton, HaroYd ROBS, 'Nat. Croslnnd, Clifford Qlebner, Ross Peacock, Mlnton Kaye, John Alstaetter and Leonard Carey. - . ,'f "The Amazons" <ls being presented at the Taft High School. . * Henry Schmidt, .'district attorrioy, said he once laid a cement walk-for Rex Qodcell. The internal revenue collector spoke here-today. .•-.. • Earl Bagsby, of'yUalla, was named, assistant district ..attorney by Mr. Schmidt today. Vijv.. .'i. TWENTY^fEAite AGO ' (The California)!,'this date., 1913) . City health .officers have ordefld tho East Side canal "cleaned. More cotton will be raised In th» Wasco district,-It being reported that an Oklahoma farmer will make the experiment. . " * The groat Midway field with Its many gushers Is now almost dormant ,as far as activity is concerned. oreat damage is being done at Fellows to wate'r lines by^the extremely cold weather mow b_filug«xperlenced. Knights and n^adleffiKttf 'Security Initiated 11 -tnew ! me.8ji5wtj Into the lodge. ", . .,<;}*. , THIRTY YEARS AGO * (The Callfornlsn. this dale. 1903) Native Daughters, are. petitioning for permission • to plant trees along tha Kern Island road. / Carpenters are no\^ repairing the* Beale Memorial .Library building.. The repairs are badly • needed. Mr. and Mrs. J; A. "Hughes were hosts to tho Euchre Club. The Southern California Baseball League will include n team from Bakersfield It is reported. , The -Memorial Library has received a collection of new books which will be welcome news to readers here. _ Senator Dill's proposal that a group of "average men" be selected to drink several kegs of 3.2 brewery beer to test its intoxicating effects kindled In many a patriotic American n sudden burning deslro to be of service to his country. The suspicion grows that ex-Mayor Jimmy Walker's forthcoming book will be rather disappointing. 'J?or it's doubtful If Jlmm'y can bo as clever or naive as when testifying under oath. The opossum Is eighty million years old, has had almost no brain development, and doesn't seem to mind. Man Is between one and two million years old, la mighty proud of his cranium and still draws to an inside straight. The successful man we like best is the one who attributes his fortune t to hard work, perseverance, clean living: and the $100,000 left him by his lat« uncle in Oklahoma. Al Smith, on his fifty-ninth btoth- day anniversary, says he feels just as good as he did at 40 ojry 60. It goes without saying that's a whole lot better than he felt right after the Demo*- cratlc convention last summer. Husbands who took seriously their wives' requests not to get them anything for Christmas are Just getting back on speaking terms. SAFETY PINS "We are liable to look upon the safety pin- as a modern invention but such la not the case. Safet'y pins were known in Rome more- than 2000 years ago. We can, In fact, trace the history of the safety pin back to tha bronze age—and even to the tlm* be- • fore metals were. used. , The safety pin was probably Invented many thousands of years ago by a hairy ancestress of ours who used thorns to pin together the furs In which she was clothed. One day she tore off a thorn so that a slender pleco of bark was left-attached to its base. She put the point through her furs, and as she could not break off the strip of bark she hooked it over the point. Later It occurred to her that this kind of thorn never slipped out. Thus the safety pin was invented. THE CALIFORNIAN • ' • OFFERS A BOOKLET ON HOUSE CLEANING The general rules for easy clean- Ing as laid down by the expert who prepared this booklet are: Keep dirt out of the house; •>lessen the number of dirt-collecting places; ' remove dirt frequently and systematically; clean by taking the dirt away, not by/ scattering It to settle again elsewhere; do heavy cleaning a little at n time to avoid the hard work and discomforts of the old-fnshloned spring and fall house cleaning; have a supply ,of good cleaning tools; use water and cleaning: agents sparingly; be on the lookout for troublesome Insects and animals and take prompt measures to get rid of them if they appear; and, make all the family help. Send. for your copy of "House Cleaning" today, using this coupon. The Bakersfleld Callfornlnn Information Bureau. Frederic J. .Hnskln, Director, » Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 4 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for a copy of the booklet on "House Cleaning." ••• Name- Street.. 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