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J -t-'/- ; S'^.'j'"'"'T 1 ^V ] WEDNESDAY. MNCAHV IS I (£^^0^1 3&&%t Of $ ' i . V , " "^? ' flftt.* TKialtfff&fltlfa tfbtHftttftttaft P rofll> Then we shall find that we can "read- F 2 : KmC y»«HK. »y|IclP g(4lll|PIHMMl iiv (•onsuine full nroduction under a money. /n\titiP<JJlH/n\' Issued livery Evening Except Sunday in Bakersfleld, Kern County, 'California Entered In post office at Bakersfleld, California, us second class mall matter under the Act of Congress March 8, 187U. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for publication .of all news dispatches credited to-It or not otherwise credited In this paper, and also the local news published therein. The Callfornlan Is also ft client of the 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 (D. C.) BUREAU Frederic J. Hnskln, Director, Washington, D. C. profit. Then we shall find that we can "readily consume full production under a money, price and profit economy. There need be no unemployment. ' There' can • be full production and leisure for the employed. But our money, price and profit economy will not run by itself. Give it adequate study and we can readily control it to the accomplishment of its full purposes—to give us all the good things we produce." FREEDOM FOR FILIPINOS SUBSCRIPTION PRICE Delivered by carrier or mall In postal zones, one, two, three, per month, 6Bc . . By mall In postal zones four to eight, per month, 85c THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. 8. A. DRAMA OF DEPRESSION w * AR dramatizes the horrible slaughter of human lives in such a way as to create world-wide abhorrence of it. ..and stimulate society in its never-ending effort to abolish warfare. Epidemics of disease, which also make disastrous war upon humanity, dramatize the evil results of illness so effectively that all the resources of science and medicine are immediately mobilized in a common effort, usually successful, to overcome it. The professional dramatist takes the component factors of a real or fancied situation and weaves them together with such powerful effect that human thought and emotions are profoundly stirred by what otherwise might have passed unnoticed. Perhaps that is the role which Technocracy occupies at present. Tliere can be no question regarding the widespread public interest that technocrats have aroused in their analysis of economic distress throughout the world, nor in the various remedies which they have proposed to end it. Imagination has been stirred by vivid dramatization of the difficulties in which we find ourselves as a nation and as individuals, represented by a so-called mechanized era, mil lions of unemployed men and women, overproduction of commodities, surplus goods famine in the midst of plenty and the threat .. ened collapse of our industrial and socia order. With the natural desire that exists t know more about Technocracy, large Jium bers of people have already given it tha ~ study necessary to intelligent appraisal Whether we agree with it or not cannot alte : the fact that it has dramatically challcngec the existing order and provoked constructiv thought from which ultimate solution o : economic woes may be evolved. One of the first results of that is the positive assertion, ably supported by industrial '•history, that Technocracy itself is nothing -new. It concerns itself with conditions -which have existed for a long time. But it presents the economic and social picture under a new label and in striking colors that create and hold attention. It emphasizes the growing necessity for abandonment of : methods which have given us an unbalanced system of mass production and restricted distribution, whose evil effects are apparent in increasing idleness of workers, and unmarketable surpluses now bulging our warehouses. For many years we have been told that our troubles were due to overproduction of goods. And for an almost similar period we have heard the argument that there can be no such thing as overproduction while tlie needs and wants of many millions of potential consumers go unsupplied. But it remained for technocrats to direct attention to the fact that unless we do something about . ' it, our present difficulties will be multiplied iswers B Y OVERWHELMING majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representa- ives, Congress has adopted the measure granting independence of government to the hilippine islands, thereby overriding Mr. Hoover's veto which was accompanied by wo special messages in which he sought to ndeflnitely delay fulfillment of America's ledge of freedom for Filipinos. In adopt- ng this legislation Congress unquestionably las recognized widespread public opinion in he United States that our government hould no longer oppose the desire of the slanders themselves for independence, and hat pledges repeatedly made to them over long period of years should be kept. That he present bill may be objected to in some of its provisions, both by the American people and the Filipinos as well, is tb be regretted, but at least it opens the way to iiture considerations through which an agreement satisfactory to both can be reached. This measure is essentially a guarantee of good faith by the American people, and provides a method by which they may iltimalely retire from a situation filled with many recognized disadvantages to the nation as a whole. Opposition to the bill from the White House and some administration leaders was predicated largely upon the assumption that its adoption would engender grave disorders in the Orient, and that American ideals would be abandoned if the Filipinos were left unprotected. Military experts are agreed that the United States could not hope to protect the Philippines in the event of war. And if we are concerned as to ideals, what could be more important than that the American people demonstrate their good faith in dealing with every other nation? By FREDERIC J. HASKIN The onsweri to qileitlbni printed here oicli d«r nro tiiGclmont picked from Hie mm of Inquiries limullod by our great Information Bureau malntilned In WMhlngton, D. C. This valuable service It for the free u«e of the public. Aik any question of fact you may want to Know and you nil! let an Immediate reply. Wtlto plainly and enclM» 8 oents In coln^or itamps for return pottage, po not uto postcards. Ad-. dross The Dakersfteld Callfornlan Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskln, Director, Washington, D. C/ ' • Q. In modern times how many different kinds of wrestling have there been?—M. C. T. A, In modern times there had been three different styles of wrestling. Greco-Roman, a combination; of ancient ' Greek and Roman grappling, which now Is- featured mainly In European countries; Jlu Jttsu, originated In Japan; and catch-os-catch- can, the mode which prevails In the United- States and has followers throughout the world. HWCOULEY . ...w» . •SHMCft INtt stations , con- Q. , How are chain nected?—R. O. D. . A. 'Each station In a radio chain Is connected to the central control station • by telephone wires, which are different from regular telephone wires .In that they are used for no other purpose. The central control station brondcast to the stations In the chain, which rebroadca^t to the public. Q. What Is the term used to describe the Ice on trees after a sleet storm?—B. W. A. Technically this is not a sleet storm. The smooth coating of Ice on trees Is termed, glaze, by the weather bureau. ' . BEGIN HERE TODAY Shell* 8ha»ne, II, whci* parents were well- knewn vaudeville alters, Is In New Yerk leek- • lng.hr werk. Sheila Is a dancer. She has spent limit Her entire lift en the state, first iravellnt with her parents, new due), an* liter In vaudeville and reae) shews. Bhella lives at Ma Ltwell'a theatrical rwmlitl heute. Myrt, a vaudeville ptrftrmtr alss tut tf •trk, lives there, ttt. Over tht kreakfatt takle one mernlnt ghtllt etnfldtt to Myrt that her treat ambltlsn It It raarry and have) a htmt like these tht has seen I* small ttwnt In which she hat played. Mi Ltwtll Interrupts them tt tnneunse that • (elephene call hat ome fir Sheila. . It It in. effer Itr her te fill In fer Daisy Oleasen, M. ether dtneer, wht hat sprains* her anklt. Shtlli ureas and tilt eff ftr Jee Paris' el- fit* I* rehearse. • At akegt tha same tint tw» wealthy ytuni men, Trever Lint and Dlek Stanley, are dls- eueslni plane fir tht party Lane le ta |lvt that nliht. They decide te tt tt Paris' it- flee te hire time tnttrtalnert. , Sheila Is first te arrive. •Ill Brady, daate Instructor, beilne to ttach htr tht new rtutlnt. ' , NOW 00 ON WITH THE STONY 'tap tap' 1 of Bill's agile feet, and catching It'so perfectly It was .difficult to believe the pianist couldn't see. •-'.'.• : . . - ; "You're getting, along fine!" Tlmmy murmured to the girl., without turning toward her. , ' "Think so, Thnmy?". "Sure. Not a lost beat, not an extra sound. It's a Kttlo hard, following you, Sheila, Just as. If you was thistledown. 'You'll be a star some day." His face took on a shade of wlst- fulness and Sheila thought of his ortely life, his struggle, his patience against adversity. '• She leaned forward as-she rose and touched his worn shoulder. ''When I'm a star you'll, be one, too, Tlmmy. Walt and see," she said. "Then my future's made." The girl's eyes glistened. "You— CHAPTER IV Her face upturned, her hair flapping, her feet tapping like rain drops on a roof, Sheila sltd Into the' dance routine. She twirled and fluttered. She skimmed over'th'e floor on which a few jnon'ients before BUI Brady had lumbered. But It was the same rou? tine. It was the same music. Tlm- my's nodding head spelt approval as he listened for the "click-click" of her Brady, seated • In a tllted-baclc swung a pencil and hummed feet, chair, loudly, "Da da daa!" Accustomed as he was to skill, to Q. Of what material are paste diamonds made?—W. R. 'A. Paste jewels aro often made from strass, which is a brilliant lead glass used In the manufacture of artificial gems. Strass paste Is a silicate of potassium and lead, often with borax, alumina, white arsenic, etc. Q. How much money must nn Immigrant have when entering this country?—M. E. McD. j A. In the absence of a statutory provision no hard and fast mle can bo laid down as to the amount of money an alien should have. This is, only one element to be considered In each case, but generally he should have enough to provide for his reasonable wants and those of accompanying persons dependent upon hlrrt until such time D.H he Is likely to find employment; and when bound for an Interior point railroad ticket or funds ..with which to purchase the same. grace and beauty even Bill Brady held his breath. "That's the stuff, baby. You're a comer!" "I told .you she could dance, Bill! 1 This from Tlmmy, working at the keys, his face beaming. ".Listen, Sheila, just because we're praising you, don't fake that last turn!" "Got It?" Sifts had It. She skimmed, she twirled, she kicked, she slid. She was still smiling but a little less spontaneously now. Her muscles had begun to shriek at her, clamoring for cessation. She fluttered, continued with the dance without allowing her spectators to become aware of her torment. Bill knew nevertheless. And Bill grinned. . ' "Guess' you won't go so long without practicing again, eh?" "Guess I won't," agreed Sheila ruefully. Well, Q. Where was the picture, Bring 'Em Back Alive, made?—W. L. A. It was made In Slam. Q. Do the Hawaiian Islands produce coal and oil?—D. G. A. The Hawaiian Islands are all volcanic, containing no coal or oil. I think this job'll- keep you busy'for a while! Gleason Isn't much of a dancer. That was rare praise from Brady. To tell her another dancer "wasn't much" meant that he approved of .her. "Once again, now Baby. That last shuffle—" WILL BE WATCHED I > F THE findings of a congressional committee, which has just completed an investigation covering the last two years at a cost of $50,000, are favorably received by I Congress, the national capital may soon be •*i*'i ' * • • i * Q. Is It true that the light from a star will turn on the electricity at tho Chicago World's Fair?—A. W. A. The light of the star known to astronomers as Arturus will fall through lenses of a powerful telescope in the Yerkes Observatory at Williams Bny, "Wisconsin, where it will be focused on a photo-electric cell. Prom the cell an electric Impulse will be sent to Chicago, where It will turn on tho lights. a thousand fold. Waddill Ca tchings, nationally known Jawyer and business man, casts a very clear light on what many regard as the vital factor pressing for immediate attention. He says: "For years our legislators, bankers and business men have reached their decisions under the influence of economic theory built upon the assumption that all we need is production. Our Federal Reserve System, like every other central bunking system is, in fact, a system for financing production. Con, sumption, so it was said, will necessarily follow if only we have balanced production. General overproduction was regarded as impossible. * * * Now come the technocrats and make il clear to all that in this age of power, to leave things alone is periodically to create widespread unemployment, necessarily increasing in vohtme with each new recession of business. Who can now say that production brings consumption, thut to enable men to produce is to enable men to consume?" i; Then he concludes: "We are about to be I forced to look at more than production. We 1 know ubout thut. Soon attention will be i turned to the consumption of production. | Then we shall study money, price and launched upon an experiment with municipal ownership that will hold the closest attention of every other community in the land. According to an Associated Press dispatch, Representative Carinon and his associates on the committee are convinced that municipal operation of the capital's power plant to supply government and private electric energy would result in an annual savings of $4,000,000. Added to that, it is asserted, would be a reduction in taxes and "other advantages" accruing from the increased use of current for power and light. It is widely recognized that public sentiment for municipal operation of ehergy- producing plants has been increasing rapidly within' the past few years, due to the fact that present costs of production and distribution by private concerns are regarded as excessive. Such facts as have been presented at Washington undoubtedly will strengthen that opinion, even though it is in the record that disappointment has accompanied experiments similar to that now proposed by the congressional committee. Q. "What minerals are there In milk which are of special value to a person?—R. F. A. Mineral constituents of milk which are especially Important to tha body are phosphorus, Iron, and lime. The melody began to flow like liquid from the keys and In spite of agonized muscles, crying out wl.th every step. Sheila, with rapt face, once more went Into the dance. "Turn tu- tum, ta ta ta-ta!" howled Brady. "That's the stuff, kid." A moment of rest, panting, heart pounding. Bill threw himself Into action again on the second measures of the routine. Seated near the piano where Blind Tlmmy's smile cheered her, Sheila watched Bill's flying feet. Tlmmy's music followed Bill, too, Tlmmy's head eocked to catch" the you .mean that, Tlmmy? Y6u think I'm good?" . "I know you are!" Brady nodded sarcastically toward them from the middle of the floor. "Lay off that stuff," he called, not unkindly. "Sure, both o' you are go- Ing up In electric lights—some day. But today there's work to do. Snap Into it now!" « • * • Dick Stanley glanced about-the long room with unabashed Interest. "Quite a place, Isn't this?" he said. It was all new to Stanley. This was the world of Broadway where values were altered from those which governed,his own sheltered life, in Stanley's set It was what one had in his pocket. Here It was talent that catalogued men and women. From the practice rooms came the medley 'pf strains—jazz tomtoinlng wildly, crooning sounding gently, feet tapping briskly. He could.hear directions shouted, praise offered, abuse piled on the heads of famous entertainers by arrogant little dance arrangers of whose existence the public would never know. Feet were briskly flying, clicking. Two girls In a sister act crooned. In iiarmony. A heavy voice- called, "That's fine, baby. You're coming. Slide, kick, da da-da! That'.s It. One, two.three!" . Little windows In each door per- nltted Interested persons to gaze, Dick observed. That Is to say, he observed the little windows. He did not know that they had been put there for two precise reasons—propriety, and to facilitate searching out a particular performer or an accompanist They were not Intended for Idle spectators such as Dick Stanley. Instantly the young man hud become IntereHted. T.hls girl was good! Trevor should ask her to dance at the party tonight. Dick stood watching for several, moments In sheer delight. Indeed she could dance! Taller than many dancers, she was nevertheless graceful and winsome. Her hair danced merrily as she tapped, her body bending, her arms swinging, head tilted this way and that.- The girl was pretty too, darned pretty. Black hair, white creamy watched the -dance Instructor rnsp- Ing out commands, .nodding 'approvingly and. bringing a well-shod foot sharply to the floor In perfect rhythm. He watched the accompanist, hie hands. pressing out the melody, tt melody that sting.-' ".'.-'. Then suddenly the,girl stopped. The dance instructor turned abruptly toward the ddpr. The music ceased, Dick could not catch the words but ho wus certain the 'girl murmured something'. Her lips moved and Instantly (he'accompanist twirled on his stool ana struck the, piano keys with a single finger. ' "Oh—say—can—you—see?."" That was for him! Evidently he had overstepped conventions. A dull flush 'crept Into Stanley's smooth, -rich tan as he left the window. Moving back along the corridor 'he heard the tom-tom of the plnilo beginning once more. He could.hear a shouted order, could hear the glrlls feet—click, click. "»• . '•**' •• • . •;•. He, wondered who she might be and knew. Just enough not- to ask anyone else .around the place. If he was to further his Interest in this girl ; ho must let tt appear; casual. .But'his heart, his. very much overworked heart, jaded perhaps as only-a 22- year-old heart In the breast of a good-looking; wealthy, . college-bred man can be, took a surprising foutlne of action. Dick's heart was in positive tumult as he made his way back to Trevor Lane's' side. Joe Paris was talking ,wlth Trevor at the .counter. "We'll send up the Tapping Taylors, then, Mr. Lane. All right? Maybe' Iflo.ssle Kent. She has a nice little song number, Good- looking, too. No, Flossie's signed—" "I'd like the Melody Boys," Trevor was explaining. "They could drop In late after the show—" "Sure. The Melody Boys. They're playing In 'June Time* but they could bo with you by 11:30, Time enough?" •"The party will just be starting." Trevor smiled. "Sorry Flossie's playing," Joe mused. • • . . "Is she far away?" "Plttsuurg." "Oh," Trevor smiled again and the telephone girl hoped to goodness he would leave his telephone number. She could fake a message from Joo maybe and talk to him. He might try to date her up. "You remember Bessie Leigh?" Joe asked. TreVor remembered her. A little whirlwind, fly-away dancer whom he had hired once as a performer and who had become something of a nuisance afterward. Yes, .TEN YEARS AGO - ('flif .Ciiiroralin, Hill ilito. 1038) 'j Wallace Reid, film star and narcotic addict, according to his family, died In ISos Angeles today, ' A test case is being made In the Superior Court here of the local uqUi>r ordinance. Judge T. N. Harvey Issued a. writ of prohibition, and the test case will bo taken from the Police"'C$jjp.t- l>ito "the superior Court. Approximately 100 tables have been reserved for • the > bridge party at tho Woman's Club tonight. Mrs. H. R. Warner Is chairman of .the affair. '•M. ,18. Drum, who claims to am . a man's character at a' glance, is lecturing here. . .•••'••••.. •Supervisor J, O. Hart is checking over alt property .assigned to the third supervlsorloi district. , ••'" .' \V. B. DeBllller, general superintendent of Tejon ranch,, is here today. TWENTY/YEARS AGO ' (The CulltomUn, thli diU, 1013) The large cookhouse for the TTn^pn Oil Company, on section 24,' 31-22, has been destroyed by fire. ' The Santa Fe is planning extensive Improvements In tho Taft yards. Hugh Allen, one of- tho civil engineers of Shatter, is In town today. Concrete drives tire being laid at each end of-the courthouse. With the installation of J3000 worth of machinery in tho manual arts departments of the high school, (his branch of "vocational training; has been . inado very efficient hero, '. ^ .' Mrs. Jack Nelson wori'fIrst -prize -at a card paHy given -by Mrs. Mabl* Benson. s THIRTY.YEARS AGO (Tho Ctllfornlnn. thli cltle. 1003) •Tehachapl Is now petitioning for a deputy sheriff, claiming that there Is need In the mountain town for more, immediate law enforcement in case of trouble. Athletic interest here is now centering on prospects for the local track -team. Kern City plans for a fire department and a regular chief to head tt. Jake Kaar la equipping his shop with modern appliances for the more expeditions handling of his meats. Tho Beale memorial library has received 100 more books. P. Galll has sold his soda water business to Fred Qunther. skin, blue eyes and red lips. Lipstick? Probably. These chorus girls weren't any different In that respect than the girls of his own set. But If that calorlng was artificial Dick decided that It was more skillfully applied than most., He watched the girl skim over the floor, clicking, pausing, whirling, ab- llvious to her surroundings. He Q. What is a Yellow Dog contract? -C. H . A. There are different kinds of contracts known by this name, but In general this Is an agreement between the employer and the employe that thn employe will not Join a union while he Is an employe of the employer, that he will not associate or confer with union lal-or leaders or union labor members so long ns ho Is In tha employ of the employer. There Is often also a provision- that the em- ploye may not lenve without certain notice to the employer, but that the employe may be dismissed without notice. By DR. FRANK McCOY = Quettlens written ky readers tf Tht Callftrnlui, addressed te Dr. Frank McCey, 889 Seuth Ardmere avenue, Let Anaelet, will kt answers*. Inelese • stlf-addrested stamped enveleie. Trevor knew Bessie! "I'd like an eccentric dancer though, Joe." "There's a girl dancing down there," -Dick put In hastily and .Joe Paris nodded. ."That's right! Sheila Shayne—" Sheila Shayne! What a lovely name. Then Stanley remembered It was probably faked. They usually were. Nevertheless she was a lovely girl, Dick held his breath, watching Trevor's face. Was he going to say to Joe, "No, thank you, I guess the others will be all right"? Just because he "had never heard of Sheila Shayne? "Shayne," Joe continued, "she's a coiner. You can't go wrong." Perhaps Trevor caught the expression on Dick's face. Trevor was skillful at mind rending. "Shayne? Sheila Shayne?" he said. "Never heard of her but that doesn't mean anything. Maybe we will some day. Let's talk to her." (Continued tomorrow) We're going to demonstrate that bad luck Is nothing but Imagination. When everyone Is convinced that 1933 Is going to be ,a good luck year, business will pick up and thn depression- will be routed.—Sidney Strot»,' Chicago, president of the "Anti-Superstition Society." SOME TREATMENTS FOR SORE THROAT rpHB first rule In any form of sore A throat Is to rest the throat by of throat trouble depends upon getting rid of the toxic poisons of the avoiding talking and even cqughing' body. Once these are removed and if possible. It is also well to realize " RANDOM NOTES Q. What adulterants are used In cigarettes in the United States?—A. L. N. . • ' A. In the United States nothing can be put In cigarettes except tobacco. Q. How many men were killed In the fight between the Monitor and the Merrlmac?—V. Z. A. There were virtually no casualties on, either side. After Lieutenant Worderi, the commanding officer, had been blinded as a result of a shot, the Monitor withdrew and the Merrlmac steamed back to Norfolk. Governor Roosevelt's attitude in connection with American foreign policy, as disclosed in a statement for the United Press , » at New York yesterday, might have been taken for grunted. During the presidential campaign lie left no reason to doubt thut his administration at Washington would be firmly founded on the best American traditions. And when he restates his position by saying .that it will be America's policy to "uphold the sanctity of international treaties" as the cornerstone "on which all relations between nations must rest," he invites and merits the confidence and support of all his fellow citizens. Q. Where are the principal furniture manufacturing centers In the United States?—A. F. A. Chicago, 111., New York City, N. Y., Grand Rapids, Mich., Rockford, 111., Jamestown, N. Y., High .Point, N. C. Q. Please explain tho word technocracy, which has recently come into general use.—D. M. A. Howard Scott recently defined It as follows: "The word technocracy, as representative of a new body of thought, moans governance by science —social control through the power of technique—and. as such has no connotations of dictatorship by the technician or a soviet of the engineer. Technocracy In a new approach to social phenomena." Q. If I am dining In a ctife, and my nupkln wllpw from my lup, should I pick It up?—F. P. A. A waller will give you a fresh one. lie will also pick up tho nupkln from the floor. It need not be suggested that Americans have no desire to meddle unnecessarily with the business of foreign nations; on the contrary we are committed to a policy of avoiding international friction wherever possible. Insofar as international treaties are concerned, however, Governor Roosevelt again makes it clear ;that this country expects, and will insist, that ull provisions and obligations imposed under such treaties will be respected by the signatory nations. Q. From what Is commercial salt manufactured?—H. F. A. Commercial salt Is malnjy manufactured from natural brine and rock salt. that throat ailments are very seldom primary troubles but indicate a toxic condition which causes a lack of resistance to invading bacteria. The wastes, due to long-continued wrong diet, constipation, Indigestion, etc., must be eliminated. Every type of acute sore throat IB, threfore, Improved by the ellmlnatlve powers of the fast and other measures which will speed up tho expulsion of toxins through the ellmlnatlve organs. Good local treatments to palliate the attack consist of cold compresses around the throat which should be covered with real woolen flannel and they should be left on for several hours or overnight so that the heat Is retained by the wool, resulting In a gentle steaming of the throat. In a case of an abscessed tonsil hot compresses, frequently applied, may do more good by causing tho abscenss to come to a head. In most cases of simple sore throat a rest in bed on a water or fruit juice fast together with' the use of enemas and tepid sponge baths every two hours while there Is a fever will brine beneficial results within three days. Once an attack of this type starts, It will last for a few days even under the best treatment, but, If wlaely handled according to the directions I am giving you, It will leave the patient feeling better than before and avoid inoKt. of tho serious complications; which might otherwise arise. By adopting hygienic measures at tho on- sot of the trouble, It is possible to keep the more Kerlous chronic disorders froni developing. . 1 do not udvlso the patient to start doping himself or using repeated gargles. Many people use first one remedy and then another with the result that this Injudicious treatment does more harm than good by irritating the throat. At. tho onset of throat Irritations It seems all right to use a thorough gargling Just oncn with a reliable antiseptic solution, but 1 do not advise repeating It too frequently beuauue, after tho Inflammation utarts, the throat tends to produce Its own method of overcoming Invading bacteria and too frequent gargles People liavo lost the art of listening.—John Masefleld, poet laureate of England. There can be no national recovery so long as we have 10-cent corn, 5-cent cotton and 30-cent wheat.— Representative Marvin Jones (Dem., Texas), chairman House agricultural committee. The desire.to possess completely tho person one loves makes much of tho unhapplneHs' In family relationship.— Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, wife of the president-elect. * • * .-.We want whatever jobs are coming to. us.—U. S, Senator Huey. Long (Dem., La,). . How many suicides are there In the United State's? Is the'rate higher for men or women?—A, C. . A. Nearly '20,000' persons kill themselves each year. The suicide rate la much higher for males. Q. To .what countries do we send most of our exports?—I." F, A. Tho countries to which we sent goods valued ut more than 1100,000,000 for the year ending December 81, 1832, are Canada, France, Germany., United Kingdom, Soviet Russia, Japan. with strong solutions may weaken the natural defense. When hoarseness Is present,' it Is usually beneficial to keep the air in the sickroom as moist as possible by putting a pan of water on a heater and allowing It to evaporate. A few drops, of uome essential oil, such as eucalyptus, menthol or thrymol, may be placed on top of the water so tha the odors of the oils are carried In the vapor. If a CjOOtor who give physiotherapy treatments Is near, t often gives great relief if the patlen Is treated with a deep therapy lam over the throat and chest. While the local measures may seen to do a. lot of good by making th patient more comfortable for a time Jt la wise to remember that the cur further toxic wastes are not allowed to gather, the- throat Is no longer Irritated and the patient can become absolutely free from acute throat troubles. After the sore throat has cleared up, starches and sugars should be avoided in the diet for some, time, using instead a larger amount of the nonstarohy vegetables, fresh fruits ana? lean protein foods. Fresh air, exercises, dully sponge baths, outdoor walks and plenty-of sleep are all helpful In overcoming a tendency to recurring throat troubles. * One with an irritated throat should avoid excessive smoking, dusty work, breathing in vapors from Irritating chemicals, wet cold feet and hot dry air. The lack of humidity in artificially heated rooms during the winter months is often an Irritating causa of sore throats. Ono who will follow hese common-sonso rules need never ear that he will develop bronchitis, a lore serious condition, often devel- plng from neglected sore throats. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Sandwich Fillings QUESTION: Mrs. Sarah R. asks: Will you please make some sug- estlons on-vegetable filings for sand- vlches of wholewheat bread? My hus- aiid is a carpenter and has to take its lunch with him to work. Also, ileoso print recipe for peanut butter Iresslng used with raw cauliflower alad." ANSWER: If you will write me jgaln, giving me your name and address on a stamped envelope, I will be glad to seyid you an article on tho sub- ect of making wholesome sandwiches, iut I cannot take the space to' give ou this information In/this column. The peanut butter dressing IE made by hlnnlng the roasted peanut butter with milk or cream to the desired con- The man who hides behind a woman's petticoat nowadays mugt have an awfully lonesome time of It up there in the attic. They're talking of equipping skat- Ing rinks with tinted- Ice. What could be more appropriate than black and blue? A bill has been Introduced In Congress to create a super cabinet to give the President and Congress advice. But how to make them take it is a question. Lambasting the United States again, George Bernard Shaw, the playwright, says he has defined the 100 per cent American as 99 per cent Idiot, and still "they Just adore me." How flattering to Bernard, If he's rfght in both respects. • A THOUGHT Thtni habitation It In the midst of deceit; through dectlti they r*fui« to know me, salth th* Lord.—J«r«mlah 9:1*. * • * • No man was ever so much deceived by another as s by himself.—Lord Gre- vllle. The ohalrman of the House committee on the disposition of useless executive papers says his committee could be abolished without doing much harm. Judging from the fate of the Wickersharn report, there must be some other way of getting rid of them. FOQ.PROOF SIGNALS FOR ROAD Fog Is defied on the new electrified railway' between Barking and Upmln- ster, in England. "Searchlight" signals cast a beam for 1000 yards, and HO foolproof Is the system of signaling that when a train passes a danger point It Immediately stops and orders itself back again Into safety. *** MANSION MAY BECOME HOSTEL St. Dunstan's, the famous London mansion which once was the headquarters for training war-blinded soldiers, may be converted Into an International hostel for children. The School Journey Association Is sponsoring the plan, and a third of tho amount required has been subscribed, mostly by teachers. sl&tency. You may use any reasonable amount • o.f this dressing over the cauliflower or any other salad. 1 Distended Lymph Node QUESTION: Mr. Klbert J. writes: '] cm 24 anil have had un enlarged gland In my neck since I was D. It Is about the size of a pea. It. causes me no trouble, but I do not like tho looks of It. Sometimes, when I have a cold, It Is larger. Should I have it removed by surgery?" ANSWER: Tho enlarged gland is probably nn ovor-dls'tended lymph node which gets larger when you have a. cold due to the Increased amount of waste carried by the lymphatic circulation. The (Enlarged gland can doubtless be reduced through treatments and a careful diet, or It can at l%ast be kept from getting any larger. If it U removed surgically, there will be an added burden oh the lymphatic glands which usually then enlarge,'creating more trouble,. autitliflt wrltUn by r»4w> tf Tin Gilllir- nit*. iMrMiri ti Dr, Frank MiCty, •wll«Vi T Euk**|« BulMlM, LM Amtlii, will kt ui. mrtlY Imltio itlt.uMrMMi' itMHd iwltn. A PPARENTLY you can still find ad•£*• venture by joining the yrarlnes. So, at any rate, one gatherx from a reading of "Land of Checkerboard Families," by Arthur J. Burks. Formerly a marine lieutenant, Burk here tells what happened to him during a tour of duty 4n the Dominican republic shortly after tho war, and to say that his life there was adventurous Is to put it very mildly. There was, to begin with, a detail which Lieutenant Burks led on a mapmaking assignment through the Dominican .jungles. Tliere was a desert where they got lost and saved their lives by stumbling on a foul pool where hogs were wallowing; there was a. steaming night when they took refuge in a deserted hut and learned, next morning, that It was a leper's home; there was the. time they crossed quicksand und fought crocodiles. There was, ,too, a baby burro, which they taught to sleep In a hammock and eat beans out of a mess kit. It was when Lieutenant Burks got assigned to Intelligence work, though, that he really began ,to have adventures. He was trapped- In- a squalid seaport by «. bunch of howling savages who were just about to skin him alive when he saved himself by a bit Of leg work and a great break of luck. He was lured oft into the jungle at night and escaped falling into a back- break In B trap by six inches. He had, In short, enough thrills and hair-raising experiences to last any man a life-, time, und his book is an entertaining discussion of them .which all arm- clialr adventurers outfit to go for eagerly. Published by Cowanl-HoCann. TEACHERS NEED THIS SOVIET UNION MAP. P This map Is of especial value to teachers and students, but anyone" who is curious about or Interested- In the domain of the Soviets should secure a copy. It iu .geographically as accurate and as up-to-date as expert cartographers can make It anil shows all the vast territory that was once Russia' und Siberia, as well as part of all bordering territory. It carries an explanation of the Soviet system of gov-. eminent and population und commercial statistics that was supplied by tho Amtorg Corporation, which represents the Soviet Union in the United States. A copy of the map will be sent to uny address for 10 cents In coin. Fill but and mall this coupon today. *' The Bakersfleld Californlan Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskln, Director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 10 cents In' coin (carefully wrapped) for u oopy of the "Map of the Sdvlet Union." Name... Street- City State.... V" •'•V

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