The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on January 19, 1933 · Page 16
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 16

Bakersfield, California
Issue Date:
Thursday, January 19, 1933
Page 16
Start Free Trial

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 e tutorial Issued livery Evening Except. Sunday In BukersttolU, Kern County, California Knlercd In post office at Bakersfleld, California, as second class mull mutter under the Act of Congress March ;i, 18711. THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. S. A. NEEDS FEDERAL ACTION T HAT (he federal 'government must quickly provide a far greater sum for relief of distress in every part of the land is apparent to all but those who assert that government responsibility should go no further than the lending of gigantic sunfs of money 1o corporations, banks and other big business interests. Those in high authority at Washington can no longer insist that unemployment relief is a matter of purely state or local concern, since the number of men and women who cannot find gainful employment is increasing in a third winter of unparalleled depression, and fhe meager resources of local charity and relief organizations have been lowered to the point of complete exhaustion. For that reason, legislation now pending in Congress should receive favorable consideration at the earliest possible moment. The bill presented by Senator La Follette, and providing for the appropriation of $500,000,000 Jo be used in such relief of the poor, affords opportunity for prompt action. In connection with his bill, the Wisconsin senator points out that "we are not meeting the situation, under the hodge-podge system of relief which has grown up, on any basis that can be justified." And he adds: "Large numbers of persons who should be receiving relief arc not receiving it. The fiscal situation in the cities and in some states is such that they can no longer be expected to handle the emergency even on Ihe present meager, inadequate and haphazard basis. No one could possibly describe the human misery in the United States today." the pity of it is that all this was fully demonstrated more than a year ago. Since that time the pitifully small funds of many thousands have been used up, insurance policies haye been sacrificed, credit has been exhausted, and added numbers of applicants for relief have overwhelmed social agencies in the communities. Obviously that situation cannot continue indefinitely without disastrous consequences to our social and political structure, and the one practical remedy available at this time is a bond issue for immediate relief purposes. IT IS ENCOURAGING AT NO time since the American people •**• were called into a war with Germany and gave their united support to the necessary mobilization of industry and finance by the government, has there been such prompt response to patriotic appeal as is now apparent in connection with the "Buy Amer- Jean" campaign. Large numbers of citizens, ' already pledged to the movement, are encouraging others to enlist. The government itself has recognized the many advantages of patronizing domestic industry and enterprise by legislative measures designed to prevent preference for foreign goods for public purposes. California is one of the states that have formally endorsed the campaign through legislative enactments. Large business and commercial concerns have announced their sympathy with pa'lrons' desire to purchase American-made commodities and cancelled orders for imported articles. Civic, patriotic, social and . industrial organizations everywhere are adding their support almost daily, and at the present rate of progress the full power and benefits of the "Buy American" movement should soon be reflected in greater production and consumption of domestic manufactures. 1931 and 1930 these payments, it is pointec out, did run to about eight billions a year, but in 1U2U they were $7,500,000,000 and in 1928 they were only $6,028,000,000—actually less than in (he first 1.1 months of the worst year of the depression/ The other side of the picture is disclosed in figures compiled by the American Federation of Labor, which reveal that in 1932 wages paid in the United States totaled $28,232,000,000. But in 1928 labor received in wages not less than fifty billions, and according lo the report in 1929 the total was above fifty-three billions. In making comparisons as between capital and labor returns, it is important to bear in mind that so-called "security" prices have shrunk tremendously, that dividend payments necessarily have been cut down, that the rich are not possessed of as much as in other years, and that even the moderately well-to-do have in many cases found themselves sorely pressed by general conditions. But it is apparent, if these figures arc even fairly accurate, that the wages of capital have not suffered anything like the deflation that has conic to the earners of wages. NO PARTICULAR TIME 0 "PERHAPS there is no particular time -1 which should be designated as the "silly season," even though we have become accustomed to its presence, during the warmer months. But if we are to judge from the number of particularly witless proposals and suggestions emanating from public officials, legislators and others, we arc now in the midst of one of our silliest periods. No better illustration could be offered than the plan of a North Dakota legislator, who urges the 'secession" of 39 states from what he scornfully designates us the "financial East,".comprising nine other commonwealths along the Atlantic seaboard. In a resolution presented to the Legislature, he charges that the latter states have become rich "at the expense of the rest of the nation," and advocates separation of the country into two divisions, "one taking the Star-Spangled Banner and the other the stripes which it richly deserves." Nor is that all. "All we demand," the resolution stales, "is that our remaining territory have no treaty or trade relations, no agreement or understanding whatsoever, no business or social connections, and we can then proceed to build anew and carry out Ihe principles of democratic government we founded by the immortals, Washington and Jefferson." All of which might be simply humorous if. it did.not reflect so critically upon the judgment of North Dajcotans in their choice of public representatives. But we may hope Ihat the peaceful sleep of our immortals will not be too greatly disturbed. RANDOM NOTES Doubtless the movement inaugurated by the Boosters' Club of Arvin, representatives of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce and other citizens to provide proper legal protection for the county's rare wildflowers by local statute will have the support of all who realize the importance of preserving this splendid asset to the community. The Arvin organization has taken the initiative in directing public attention to the fact that certain flora now to be found exclusively in Kern county are threatened with extinction in the not far distant future, and that legal measures must be taken if this is to be avoided. NOT ALL ALIKE EASTERN correspondent provides figures that are enlightening in connection with sharc-the-work proposals and other plans to overcome the effects of industrial and economic depression. 1 It- notes the claim widely made that the depression has iiffected all classes alike; in other words, if the poor man is out of his job, Ihe rich man also is out of dividends and, in the term of one prominent industrialist, "we're all poor together." But here are the figures, some of them taken from a monthly report of the United States Commerce Department, which discloses that while labor's income has been heavily slashed, capital's income has suffered no corresponding shrinkage. During the first 1.1 months of 1932, for instance, dividend and interest payments in the United Slates totaled $0,472,000,000, u figure which does not compare too unfuvor- oblyjvilh tne record of former periods. In What the*Arvin organization proposes is that the Board of Supervisors enact an ordinance-affording full protection against unnecessary injury to wildflowers, cacti and other species of plant life growing nowhere else in the world in native beauty but Kern county. And we are reminded by pioneers of the movement thai .Kern is one of the few counties in California which now have no ordinance of the kind Sponsors also point out thai there is' no desire to prevent visitors to Ihe local wildflower fields from picking the more common and abundant flowers for their enjoyment. General discussion of this" proposal is timely, since preparations are already in progress for Ihe annual wildflower festival which has spread Kern county's fame into far distant parts of the country and attracted many thousands of tourists and other visitors. In such circumstances, it need not be pointed out lhal the Arvin club and other civic lenders, as well as all those who afe interested in wildflowers because of esthetic considerations, are well advised in any effort to afford necessary protection to natural resources of the community. Probably Ihat sentiment will be widely reflected'in the future deliberations of many sen-ice clubs, civic .oi-guimuLions and educational groups. swers fey FREDERIC J. HASKIN nid jou eter write a letter to llY»derte J. ' ItMltln? Teu cm etk him any queitlon of (nit uid tet the 1 uiiwur In t porionit letUr. Here It a great odurnUonit idea introduced • Into UM UTM of th« mint Inttlllsent peopts In tho world—American newinaper reattorj. It li « n»rt of that purpoie of i newintticr— lervlco. Thoro' U no charge ctrenl H ctnti In coin or utampi for return pM(»«t. Do not me ptiit- cnrdi. Adrtrels J'Vpclirlo J. Hiikln, Director, Tho BaJterlfJtld Cnllfornlun Information Bureau, Waihlnrton, 1). C. . • ,, ] Q. How many broadcasting 'stations has Russia?—P. C. B. A. The system of broadcasting In Russia Is under tlio supervision of tho Commissariat for Posts and Telegraphs, Every Important city has one or more broadcasting stations, making a total between CO or 70. Q. Hns any atnto adopted, an unemployment Insurance'law?—I. T. A. On January 28, 1932, the first unemployment insurance law adopted t>y any. stale In the union was approved by tho governor of Wisconsin. Unless employers of at Jeast 175,000 employes establish voluntarily some unemployment Insurance- plan which meets tho (standards prescribed by the act, It will automatically become compulsory on July I, 1033.. Q. What Is tho length of the railway between Colon and Panama?— H. G. T.' A. It Is about forty-seven and a half miles long. Q. How much money has been coined In the United States?—j; McK. A. In tho period, 1794 to 1928 Inclusive, g'old has been coined to the amount of $4,384,183,477.50; silver, $1,422,138,450.80; ' minor coins, $137097,427.90. • , Q. Should a person walk with, tho toes pointing outward or straight ahead?—P. M. A. Tho natural and correct position Is with tho toes straight ahead. Q. Why was a "tidy" placed on tho back of a chair called an antimacassar?—T. C. A. Because It was placed on tho 3halr to protect the upholstery from macassar oil, which many people used on their hair In early days. The oil was named for the city of Macassar, a city In the Celebes, which exported the oil. Q. What were the differences on :he tariff question between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson?— S. E. A. Alexander Hamilton looked toward the development of an industrial nation and believed In the protection )f Infant Industries by a tariff levy. Thomas Jefferson believed In the philosophy of Individualism and hoped that the country would remain a simple agricultural state. In 1793, however, he advocated high tariffs against England,. Q. What kind of wood is used for the baskets In which fruit and vegetables are packed?—S. D. A. Among the kinds used arc gum, beech, maple, elm, birch, basswood, ash, and cherry. Q. How many • veterinarians are there In this country?—A.' T. W. A. There are at present approximately 7500 graduate veterinarians engaged In private practice and approximately 2500 other veterinarians are federal, state, county and municipal work. The field IB not, at present, overcrowded. Q. Is Australia socialistic?—J. G. A. Although It cannot be said that Australia Is socialistic there are certain things commonly advocated by racialists which have been carried out n Australia. For example, the gov- srnment operates the state railways, mrbors, waterworks, telegraphs, telo- >hones, wharves, exporting depart- nents, public schools, and other un- lertaklngs. It Is said that this has come about so naturally that it has permitted capitalists to Invest their noney In other undertakings, nnd has assisted In opening up pastoral, agricultural, and mining Industries. The government owns most of the lands, which are leased. Q. In making a set of anagrams, low many of the vowels should there be?—M. Y. A. In a 120-lettor sot there should ie 10 o's, 10 e's, 10 I's, 5 o's, and 4 u's. The two consonants of which :he" greatest number are required ore a and d. In such a set there would be 7 s's and 7 d's. • Q. Where should one grasp a goblet?—W. N. A. A goblet should be grasped firmly In the middle. Q. Wben -was the first English dictionary published mid when was the first "Webster's"?—G. W. n. A. Tho first English dictionary was thut of John Bullokar, published In 1816. Noah Webster published his first edition of Webster's Dictionary In 1828. A L P R E.D . H A EDITOR.AX* WIO SSDi&Ifc BEGIN HERE TODAY ' Sheila Shayne, IS, while parenta were wall. wii vaudeville utara, la In Near Vark laak- 111 far wart, sheila, U ,a dancer. .She haa IPMI ilMHt her entire Ilia an iha itaae, flrrt travellni with Her parenti. now dead, md later in »a»devllle and raad ihewa. Sheila llvaa at Ma Lewall'a theatrleal reemlna hauie. Myrt, a vaudeville perferner ilia aut at work, Mvai (here, tea. Over Iha breaklut table ana mernlite sheila eanfldea ta Myrt .that,her treat ambltlen li ta marry and have • heme Ilka thue iha, hai nan In imall tawna In wbleh Iha hai played. .Ma Uwall .Interrupti (ham ta umeunee that • telephena eall hai eama let Sheila., It it an alter far har te fill In fer Dally Oleaaan, anelher, daneer, wha hai apralned, har ankle. Sheila' afreet and iiti oft far Jaa Pvle' •fflee |a reheane. At abeut Iha tame lima -«*a wealthy yauni men, Trever Lam and Dlek'Stanley, ara dl|- euulng plant far Ihe party Lane It la five lhal nliht. They .deilde la la ta Parlt' efflee la hire seme entertainer!. They arrive while •III Brady, dance Initrutter, It teachlnt Shell, the new rautlne. Stanley taei har danelnp and la Imareiiee) with her tklll and beauty. NOW 00 ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER V Joe Paris moved toward tho practice rooms followed by the other two men, "Miss Shay no Is booked at Jackson Heights tonight," ho said. Without preamble Joe opened the door. This time there was no halting of step or cessation of the music. It was Joe, the great Paris, and welcome Indeed! Joe's presence In a practice room always meant something. Sheila continued with the difficult routine. She was dancing beautifully. Her eyes mot Dick Stanley's as, without 'stopping, she glided swiftly down the room. She smiled guardedly, «i trifle mischievously. So he was a friend of Joe's! Maybe he had brought Joe back. Maybe ho,was a producer! She decided against this almost Immediately, tapping energetically, skimming like u bird across tho room, breaking inlo kicks, tapping again. It wasn't that _tho newcomer was too young to bo 'a producer! They 6ould be as j'oung as they pleased, providing they had money. Tills young man •Was too Interested In the things about him. He didn't look bored. And a producer has to learn very early to look bored and unimpressed if he doesn'.t want to be besieged by would- be hangers-on at every turn. Sheila didn't think the other man was a producer either. Had he been filling. the cast of a show he would have watched her for a few minutes and then disappeared. Instead he was talking to Joe and .beckoning to Bill Brady. It was clear however that Sheila was the subject of the conversation. Tapping, whirling, twirling like a flower In a brisk wind, she smiled gently, eyes on the celling, and danced on. "This girl's a real dancer," Bill began affably. And again Sheila smiled. Not five minutes before, when she had muffed a turn, Bill had called her hopeless. Five minutes more and he would make her the world's leading danseuse. »Tlmt was show business for you. Tlmmy reached the end of the theme and began again but Bill. c\lt in briskly. "That's all, Tim. - Tou, Shayne—come here!" * • • She was going to meet Joe Paris! He had noticed, her! Equally marvelous, she was going to meet this boy who had been watching her. She must look a sight now, her hair every which way, her face beaming. With a crumpled little handkerchief Sheila attempted to repair the ravages of the last two hours. What a. moment to come face to face 'with any young man! "Well, If he, Hkefl me this \<ray,ho'll like mo dressed up. That's one comfort, 1 .' she thought despairingly. Oddly H did not occur to her to wonder If Joe Paris liked her—Joe, whose approbation could mean Instant recognition. Bill was beaming at her as though sh« were ono of him own prize pupils and drew her Into tho circle. : <' " "Mlsa • Shayne, Joe. Miss Shayne, Mr., and—or, your friend there—I didn't catch thet name? Oh, yes, Stanley! ,^Ir. Stanley, Sheila." Bill's voice was Important.* His eyes were on Joe Paris' face. • "Shayne," repeated Joe meditatively, acknowledging the girl's bow \vith a .curt nod. • "Shayne. You're Johnny Desmond's daughter, aren't you? How come you changed your name?" "I—I wanted to make good oti my own, Mr. Paris." Her voice was trembling, "t didn't want managers to hire me or agents to book me on my parent's account. Tou see, If I get anywhere I want It to bo because I am a dancer, not because my mother and father were." • . Tho big man nodded approvingly. "Still that doesn't keep you from Inheriting Johnny's spunk," he said reflectively. "And" you can dance all right. You're good!" "Good! Tou can dance all right." Such words as those from Joe Paris! It Joe troubled to praise a routine It nleant- something. Always considerate, always helpful to . an actor In trouble or a dowu-and-outer, Joe never scattered undue praise. "The kindest thing," ho would repeat flnmly and frequently, "the kindest thing you can do for some of them Is to send them back to the flve- and-dlme«stores. But If they are good, tell them so!" • * * BUI glowed nt tho tribute. "Mr. Lane, here," ho said. Indicating that gentleman, "Is looking for talent." Sheila's eyes widened expectantly. "—For a party he's giving this evening." The girl's face fell. "We thought perhaps you'd dance for him," Joe Paris added. "Just a number or two. I know you're booked with Roscoe Moody In Gleason's place—" Sheila showed her surprise. So Joe Paris knew that! That he had'known her father did not seem so unusual as did' this exciting bit of news. "We are playing Jackson Heights," Sheila murmured In confusion. "I've been resting lately. I'm—well, pretty stiff." Joe grinned broadly. If he thought sore muscles a Joke, Sheila decided, It must be because bo had never experienced them. Or had he? "Mm," Joe said, while Bill stood by attentively and the others remained silent. "Jackson Heights. That's Bailey's theater? Well—you could make It in .a taxi. After the show. Just a number or so. Is that right, Lane? Or a song." Bill leaned forward confidentially, though his lowered voice reached and jvas meant to reach every corner In the room. "Shayne puts over a song number in great style." Dick Stanley's pleading eyes met the girl's for an Instant as she wavered. "I would like to accommodate you," she began, then added hastily, "but I Q. Why are there no tides In lakes? M. P. A. Tho waters of lakes are Influenced by tho attraction of tho sun and moon, just as tho waters of the ocean, but owing to the comparatively small extent, tho rise, of water la so small as to bo hardy noticeable. Observations made by the V. S. Lake Survey at Chicago have shown that T.ako Michigan has n tide, the ampll, tudo of which IH about otic nnd onn- lialf Inches at neap tldo and tlu-oo Inchon ut spring tlclo. Q. Which prominent negro was 011- tertalnod at the White House by three presidents?—C. T. A. The Hon. Frederick Douglas was entertained at the White House, 18C4 by President Lincoln, 1878 by President Hayes, and 1880 by President Cleveland. Q. Who graduated first In Robert 14. Lee's class at West Point?—P. D. V. ' A. Charles Mason of New Turk was graduated with first honors from tho United States Military Academy at West Point. New York, in the class of 1829 In which Robert E. Lee was graduated with second honors. Q. If I were to write to the Pope, how would I begin tho letter?—G. T. A. Tho corrnot ccclealUMltcal usage Is o» followo: AddroHH: "ills HolinoHH Pope Uonndlct V," or "Hlu Hollneun the Popo." Tho nalutHtlon IB "Your Holiness," or "Moot Holy F»tbor." = By DR. PRANK McCOY Ouaitlene written by raarieri at The CalltornlM, addreiied ta Dr. Frank MeCay. 6S9 Seulh Ardmere avenua, Lee Anaelea. will be Miwered. Incleia a aalf-addreiaad etamped anvalape. zucchini, cucumbers, kale, broccoli, eggplant, etc. You will find that such vegetables are more beneficial in. the long run than the usual, fried potatoes at breakfast time. If It Is difficult for you to obtain theim non-starchy vegetables In the fresh form, the canned ones will do just as well and will save some time In preparation. Why not try this plan of using more bulk In your diet for at least a week? I feel sure that most of those who do will feel a decided gain In energy and, as a result, have a happier disposition. Just bo- cause this way Is not dictated by national custom Is no Indication that It would not bo the better custom. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Ringworm QUESTION: Mrs. Alma Jensen n. inquires: "What causes ringworm and what cure do you recommend? There Is no Itching, but an ugly red round mark keeps spreading, nnd have Just recently noticed more of them on- my body." ANSWEK: Ringworm Is caused by VEGETABLES ARE,GOOD AT BREAKFAST TIME E ARE so much the creatures of habit that the Idea of using vegetables at breakfast time may seem a bit unusual and strange to most of us, but,' It Is, nevertheless, true that .the majority of people would feel better If some of the non-starchy vegetables were used in addition to the ordinary breakfast. In my practice I have conducted many experiments which ^>rove that a great variety of Illnesses are caused as a direct result of not obtaining enough bulk or cellulose In the diet. In many cases It seems Impossible for patients to obtain a sufficient amount of roughage In the two meals, lunch and dinner, to which vegetables are usually allotted, and for this reason in special diets I frequently advise the use of. some cooked vegetable at breakfast time. This is particularly true In disorders where autointoxication plays a prfrt, especially arthritis, constipation, rheumatism, acne, epilepsy and, In fact, almost all of the chronic disorders wlien there Is not a definite Inflammation or ulceratlon In the Intestinal tract. Try using a cooked non-starchy vegetable at breakfast yourself for a while and sec If you feel benefited. In 'at least nine cases out of ten a real improvement will bo noticed in tho disposition and the fooling of 'well-, being. For oxamfile, use a breakfast of-ono coddled egg, a dlph of buttered carrots, two slices of Mellm toaut, and n small dish of stewed black figs. This breakfast Is appetizing and I am sure that yon will like it once you become accustomed to the change. Another way to obtain additional bulk la to mako an omelet with some of the vegetables in a mashed form mixed with it. A very flavorful omelet can be made with summer squiifih. Simply boll and mash some of tho tender scalloped or zucchini squashes, stir them Into tho beaten egg, and pour it Into a frying pun, cooking It over a slow flro or under tliu fcmller. Parrots nrp very ttwly prepared In tho same way. If you hiivo n goort rll(r(\«tlnn, try. broiling Bonie of the easily cooked 11011- starchjwegetubles, ouch us lettuce, celery, mustard greens or wplnuch, first chopping' them in small pieces nnd broiling them In a.frying pan without grease, ^ stirring ' them frequently until they are partially cooked. Then roll them up In an omelet made out of. beaten-eggs and a small amount of milk, but without using flour, Of coin-He, It Is.not necessary to disguise the vegetables in this way, but, because of the common prejudice against the use of vegetables at breakfast, you will find that this method makes It easier to Introduce them at this meal. If you do not feel prejudiced<ln this way, just eat the plain cooked and rrtw vegetables along with your breakfast meal. • The Impdrtant thing- Is that thoy bo used in whatavor. form Is most up- potiztng. Homo of tho vegetables bost Hulled for this purposu are:' small carrotB, small boots, .celery, lettuce, spinach, "suramqr SIIUUBU, small parB- a small fungus parasite. Usually some local treatment with the aclinic or ultra-violet light to burn the skin, followed by the application of some good antiseptic, should be sufficient to overcome ringworm. A. short fruit fast is also helpful In stubborn cases, as It Increases the resistance of 'the body:faiJnfeotlQn. If you are troubled In .this way write for my article on rhigwotm and my cleansing diet course,, enclosing a large, self-addressed envelope and a 3-cont stamp, und overcome the s,ystamlc acldonis which is most likely making you unusually susceptible. • Food Value of Persimmons QUESTION: Dorothy J. writes: "Will you kindly advise me what food value, If any, there Is In persimmons und fluxseed tea." ANSWICH: 1 Persimmons consist of 9-10 per cent mineral mutter, lr> to 2G per i-eiil wugar, S-IO per .cent protein and 7-10 per emit fat. li'luxuucd consists principally of fat, containing 3B per I'piit. It also contains ^!i per cent protein, 28- per cent carbohydrate and 4 per cent mineral matter. It Is used principally for medicinal purposes be- oifcs'c of ,lts mucilaginous quality When used In food, its purpose Is to give a laxative effect. Tubercular Glands QUESTION: Mrs. C. asks: "Will you please give some Information about the treatment for tubercular •TlutidH In a child?" ANSWER: The treatment for tubercular .gland* consists, first, In creating a healthier condition of all of the glands In the body through a proper dietetic treatment; 'also with this, certain local treatments may be used over the affected gland. These aro given with hot compresses and tho application of electrical treatments Buaatlani vrlttaa by rtadari el The Calller- nlan. addrauad la Or. Frank MiCey. lullaVi Ettkuifa •ulldlii. Lev Amalat. will be aa- iwirtd. iMlaw telf-aMmied itanpad emlaf*: haven't ba)on dancing. I'll be awfully tired I'm afraid—" "Vou seem In excellent practice," Trevor Lane began politely. 1 "It's not that!" Sheila flushed. ''.t may be too stiff by .that time to dance well. Maybe you've ridden horseback—und know how difficult It It?" She laughed ruefully. ^"Perhaps some other time!" Her, heart was pounding, saying loudly,'"You fool! Why are you refusing? Mr. Stanley will be there! You'll see him. Maybe he will take you-home. Tell him you'll be glad to fill In." "AV'e pay 50—" . • • • ' "Seventy-five!" announced Dick briskly, slyly nudging Trevor. "And," grlnrrtng boyishly, "we guarantee you an awfully good time. For yoVll stay for the party of course?" This, she knew, was Irregular. Un- businesslike. They, got things from you they didn't pay for—extra songs, maybe dances, oven a lesson or so. The men gathered around, considering a chorus girl fair prey. . The girls snubber you If you Were good-looking, •or If you were clever they said catty things. No,, the wisest'thing was to keep away. Still $75 I* $75—a full wardrobe with careful buying! A new evening gown, new hat, .new suit, shoos! ^But why put herself at a disadvantage? Why appear beside society glrln, wealthy yenmg women of this man's own set, with the comparison Wl In their favor Meticulously groomed, born .to luxury arid case, 'never a worry or thought for tomorrow. "I'm sorry. I'd love lo some other time. It's awfully nice of you to ask me." "Some other time, then," Trevor Lane said simply.. He did not appear even vaguely disturbed. Dick Stanley looked crestfallen. Joe Purls regarded her doubtfully and Bill glared. "Can't' I persuade you,"' Dick asked In a low tone as the others moved away. "No, really I can't do It. Not tonight." "Suppose I leave the telephone number with the girl? Will you use It If you change your mind?" She shook her hoad. "No. Well, maybe. Yes, leave it. But don't be disappointed—" "Please change your mind. I'll expect to henr from you." Why hadn't he asked for her telephone number, Sheila wondered as ho disappeared In the direction of the others. Didn't he know she, had burned her bridges? That she couldn't telephone him now? He thought he could find har In the telephone book, perhaps. As If she could afford her own apartment in these 'days! Sheila sighed. An opportunity- had vanished. But work remained. Doggedly she .went into the routine, her clicking heels beating out the rhythm as faithful Tlmmy played. (Continued tomorrow) A rigid belief in right and wrong Is a form of Insanity since it takes no account of changes In standards from one generation to another.—David Seabury, Now York psychologist-adviser. * The best friend the cotton farmer ever had was the boll, weevil.—Representative Miles C. Allgood, Democrat, Alabama. If you have a job,' the best country In the world to live in Is the United Slates of America, but If you haven't n job you are better tfff most anywhere else.—Karl de Schwelnltz, executive secretary of the Philadelphia Community Council. Simplicity and originality look melodramatic because they look larger than Jlfe; but it is-the smaller people who see the melodrama in them.— Carl Van Doren, literary critic. Technocracy "has stopped Roger Bub- son, our Billy Sunday among economists, from talking about the .spiritual value of hunger.—Merle D. Vincent, Denver Colorado fuel executive and authority on social problems. HE spirit of pre-war Prusslanlsm rules Germany once more. Except that the Hohenzollerns have not been recalled, the nation Is firmly In the hands of the mon who muddled their way stupidly Into a disastrous war. The social and political progress, of the post-war years has been canceled. So says Edgar Ansel Mowrer, veteran foreign correspondent. In "Germany Puts the Clock Back," u sober- Ing and pessimistic study of current trends in Germany. It is a book that sheds a new light on tho things tliat have happened In Germany recently— and It IH also a book that gives ono an uneasy feeling that tiomo dark mid stormy days lie ahead. The Treaty of Versailles, says Mr. Mowrer, Is very liirgely responHiblo for tho revival of Prusalanldin. By placing Germany In nn Intolerable situation It created In the ordinary German an implacable determination to HCO things changed, and guve rise to deep disillusionment about tho public. But tho political Ineptitude of republican leaders, Mr. Mowrer asserts, Is also partly responsible. These men iiormlttod the army to bnvonrn a HRIII!- Indepentlont caulo in Urn control of tho Junkurdi they fulled to glvo a per- anent form to the democratic, uacl- flKlIc spirit that filled thu land In 19in. And today, an a result,.reaction H In the saddle again und militarism liaa hud a rebirth. Published by Morrow. A THOUGHT And Solomon told har all har quaa. tlons; and there waa nothing hid from Solomon which ha told her not.— Chronicles 11:9, 2. The only jewel you can carry beyond tho jfrave Is wisdom.—James A1-. fred Langford. •Wife— Dear, I akw tho awoolout, clovoreat Jlttle motoring hat downtown today, 'and — JIubby— Put it on and Jot's sec how It fits. — The Wheel ,-~ ••'•'. TEN YEARS AGO ••'•>• (The cailfornlati, 'HiU (Jala. 1023) y Proper colonization und development • of irrigation .will make Kern county one of the greatest In the west, L. D, Blodgett said' here today. .., ' Publication of "The' Owl," a night school ne'w'spaper,\ tinder .the' direction of -Mark Wljcox, of the high school staff, will be' resumed. ' . ... Miss Berrilce Plait heads the hof- pltailty committee''of the girls''auxil- iary of the Woman's Club. '. Clarence Culllmore's .textbookVon elementary, drafting has been adopted as a textbook at.the state university, The .San Jonquln Light and Power Corporation building at H and Twentieth streets will be'remodeled. Harry L. Claflth plans'to open a ball park at Union and Nineteenth streets If his plans go through; : TWENTY YEARS AGO S (Tito Clllfornlin. tlilt data. 1918) ' V. A. Cussady and Ralph bay will leave by motorcycle on' a hunting trip to Buena Vista Lake. T St, Joseph's dramatic • society Is planning to offer'a p.loy under th« direction of Bi C. Kipling. Mr. and Mrs, John Alsteatter on-- tertftlned last night In honor of Mrss Josle Connor, <a guest at the A. W.« Marion home. Mrs. Everett St. Clalr Is entertaining tho Thursday Afternoon Sewing Club. . . Mrs, W, W. Pope has received first prize for collecting the most money for the Children's Shelter during tag day. THIRTY YEARS AGO * i (Tlie California!!, thin'due, 1003) Ed Benson came In from Sunset yesterday. A $20,000 Methodist Church will be built In Bakersfleld. * One hundred sheep, falling Into tho big reservoir of the Chicago Crude Oil Company In tho Kern river fields, were removed after the greatest difficulty. The Woman's Club of Kern will participate In Arbor day ceremonies.. I. B. Hobson has been appointed deputy sheriff for the Tehuchapl district. • George'-Call, night foreman at the S. P., has returned to his duties after an illness. Whatever the flaws In technocracy, there's no question that the, steam shovel has been the cause of a vast xmount of unemployment—around the excavations. Pres,ldent-ele6t Roosevelt Is determined to save Jl oiit of every four now spent We government. He'll bo more than, earning his pay If ho saves ?1 out of"every four now being wasted. Al-Smith boasts he still wears some shoes that nro- 10 years ^old. Well, there's nothing that will detract attention from a fellow's feet like a snappy brown derby. They used to kid the lightning rod salesmen pretty hard, but after all they gave the farmer more relief In a buoltboard load of Iron and two shiny balls than all our congressmen have managed for him since. There's nothing that will tako'the. conceit out of a man quicker than driving through the wholesale'section and bumping fenders with the truck drivers. *-»-» WAGNER AND LEIPZIG The coming year of 1933 will be tho fiftieth anniversary of the death of Wagner, who was born at.Leipzig In 18}3. In view of the fact'that the famous Wagner Festival theater at Bey- ruth remains .closed during the. winter, and Wagner's death anniversary Is February 12, -the great celebration will be held at Leipzig, and with* appropriate addresses and plays the occasion will-be honored. There will also be a special exhibit of Wagnerl- ana at the State Historical Museum. Among tho 'operas to be rendered at the time will be "Rienzl," "Parsifal," the "Flying Dutchman," "The Mels- terslng*" and- "The Ring," conducted By such well-known artists as Gustav Brecher, Max .von Schillings, Bruno Walter and others. \ . - • ' THE END OF IT "So you're married?" "Yes, we began by saying we would lust be great' friends, then we changed our minds."—Tit-Bits. . „* FOOD FOR ' YOUNG CHILDREN , •Wholesome food makes healthy children. Simple, clean, wholesome* food of tho right kinds fed to children In proper quantities and combinations will go farther than almost any other single factor v ln nHNurlng them normal health and sturdy development. •The principles thut should govern the choice of food for children between 3 and 10, years of age and specific suggestions for meals made up of such food are set forth In a /.booklet which tho Washington Information Bureau of thin paper has for distribution. If ynu want a copy of this valuable offcrlnp fill 'out ths attached, coupon und Inclose 4 cents in coin I for returji pontnge and luttidllng. The BakerBfleld Callfornlan • Information Bureau, Frederic J. Hanlcln, Director, # Washington, D. C. I Inclose herewith 4 cents In .coin (carefully wrapped) for a copy of'the booklet, "Food, .for Young Children." * Name.. . Street.. ' City State... • * '(

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free