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SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 Cbitortal of i . ,• ' A L tfR Bt> HA R R fi L L ' AND rkormiatdn ' Culifornian. Issued Kvory Evening Except Sunday tu Bakorslleld, Kern County, California Entered In post office at Bnkersfleld, California, as Second class mall matter under the Act of Congresa.Mar.cli.3,187U. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press. is exclusively entitled to the uso for publication of nil news dispatches credited to It or aiot otherwise credited in thin paper, and also.the local news published therein. The Callfornlan is also a client of the United Press und tho 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 Krederlc J. Haskln, Director, Washington, D. C. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE Delivered by carrier or mall In postal zones, one, two, three, per month, 6Dc By mall in postal zones four to eight, per month, S5o THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. 8. A. NO DOORS CLOSED T\7ASHJNGTON dispatches disclose that * ^ preparations are now under way for reopening discussions with Great Britain re- Jating to the payment of her Avar obligations. This follows a conference held yesterday between President-elect Roosevelt 'and Mr. Hoover, during which the views of the former as to when and how such discussion may be held were ascertained and agreed to by the President. So far as the general public is informed, there is • to be no departure from the policies set forth in regard to future considerations of debt problems by Mr. Roosevelt during the recent campaign and following his election, when he pointed out that the new administration would be prepared to receive and discuss representations made by foreign governments through the regularly established agencies. Such a policy clearly defines and recognizes the functions and authority of both the executive and legislative departments of the federal government. -It is a practical safeguard against misunderstandings and embarrassments which have characterized all efforts to deal with the war debts in the past, and gives promise of co-operation so .necessary to future agreements. Of course there can be no objection to a restatement of our policies in dealing with the war debts, since it will have the certain effect of removing any uncertainties which may exist, and enable foreign nations to chart,their pourse in whatever action may be contemplated after March 4. At the same time it helps to minimize the effects of unavoidable delay, because of a change in administrations. AN EXTRA SESSION citizens of the communities, outraged public sentiment found a way to deal swiftly and most effectively with those who menaced society in all ils activities. II will be the hope of all citizens in the state that no such history will be repealed, but that cannot be assured in the event that gunmen, racketeers and .gangsters who are driven from other centers of population seek to establish themselves in California and continue their operations under methods which have shamed the nation. Authorities at Los Angeles are faced with a tremendous responsibility in putting a stop to such shocking crimes as have occurred in that city within recent days, and not only the citizens of_Southern California but those of every other section will watch their progress with the keenest interest. There should be no hesitancy or reluctance by the officers of the law to adopt whatever measures may be necessary to convince organized killers that they cannot operate and live in California. It should be clear in the beginning that any indication that the law is powerless or reluctant to deal decisively with the situatioji as it exists may provoke a repetition of those earlier days in our history when summary justice was meted out to lawbreakers. . . T L ^ -^»^»J<—ir—- r i- - "> SLANDER, NOT CRITICISM •y FREDERIC J. HASKIN There It no other Mtney tn the world lh«t can Hiiswer as many legitimate questions as our Tree Infortnutloii Huri>au In Washington, D. C. 'nils highly mantled Initltutlon has been liullt up and In under the persons! direction of liYedcfie J. Hatkln. By keeping In constant touch with federal bureaus itntl other educational enterprise! It t« In a position to pan on lo you authoritative Information of the hi elicit order. Submit your queries to the staff of exports whoso services are put at your free dli- plsnl. Ttiero Is no chnrio except 0 cents In coin or sumps for return pottage. Do not use postcards. Address The Ilakersfleld Callfor- nUn Information Iturcnu, Proderlc-J, Ilukln, Director, Washington, D. C. Q. How large Is the storage hangar for alt-planes which Is built Into the hull of the Akron?—U R. C. . A. Tt IH 75x«0 feet In size and will hold flvo airplanes. These may bo released through a T-shaped opening In tho ship's bottom by a trapeze arrangement, while the ship is In motion. They may be picked up again on the trapeze and hauled Into the compartment by a winch.. Such a provision increases the scouting value of a military airship and aids her In warding off attack, while tn case of a commercial ship -would permit passengers to embark or disembark en route ithout stopping the ship Itself. Q. May one break bread or crackers Into soup?—S. N. .A. Tills should not be done. BEGIN HERE TODAY , Shell* Shayne, II, whose parents were well-' knewn vaudeville actors, Is In New York leek- lni fer a Job, Bhilla Is « danesr. In i»lte el the fact that she has spent almsit her en- tin life en the stage her ambltlen U <e marry and have a name like these she has nen In small tewns In which the hai ilayed. On a few heurs' netlee she U hired te take the place el Dally Oletsen, Mather dancer, whe hat sprained an ankle. Sheila IMS te Joe Paris' afllce In "Tin Pan Alley" te rehearse. There she meets Trever Lane and Dick Stanley, heth rich, tane asks'Sheila te danee at a party he It ilvlne .but she refuses, knew- Ini that alter a day ef reheartlm and the performance that nliht the will be tea tired. She lets ta the theater and there meets Phil Shert, an eld acquaintance. NOW 00 ON WITH THE STORY com Sheila felt rather friendly toward I "Nervous?" ono of the .honey-colored CHAPTER VII Sheila was glad to see someone she knew—even an old sweetheart like Phil Short. A sweetheart who, as a matter of fact, had dropped her suddenly without warning. Why had Phil stopped coming to see her? Why had he stopped telephoning? Sheila had never known. As nonchalantly as though nothing had happened, as though he had seen her only a few days before,' Phil stood there, really. Well, nothing had happened, After what the most caustic P UBLIC sentiment, without regard for political partisanship, probably will be in perfect alignment with that of Judge Schmuck, of New York's Supreme Court, who summarily dismissed the suit centering around the book titled "The Strange Case of Mr. Hoover Under Two Flags." He is quoted in Eastern newspapers as saying that "none of the parties involved came into court with clean hands." And there will be agreement that his remarks about the patent unfairness and untruthfulncss of the book, and the "yapping of the jackals of slander" were certainly no more severe than the facts justify. Much of the public criticism against Mr. Hoover was fully justifiable. It reached its climax in the recent overwhelming repudiation of the Hoover administration by the American people. But that in no way justifies the kind of criticism that self-confessed slanderers and character wreckers employed in their attacks upon the President of the United States. Fortunately we have courts in which such culprits have no standing whatsoever. Q. Why Is the secretary of commerce not named in the Succession to the Presidency Act?—J. B. B. A. At the time of the passage of the Act of Succession, 18S6, the office of secretary of commerce was not In existence. Consequently, the secretaries of commerce, labor, and agriculture were not named fn the act. Q. What are travelers' checks?—J. N. A. They are miniature letters of credit. They are Issued In amounts from $10 to $200. At almost any bank either bankers' travelers' checks or express travelers' checks can he bought. The former are issued in dollars only, and the latter in either sterling, francs, or dollars. Each check Is made out for a definite amount. Tho buyer's signature Is made when the checks arc bought, and the same signature is necessary when they are, spent. Travelers' checks are accepted the world over, in payment for accommodations or merchandise, and are cashable at banks. Q. Will boats run faster in salt water or in fresh water?—W. I. N. A. Marino engineers say that the difference in speed of two boats exactly equal In hull will be in direct relation to a wetted surface. As salt water is more dense than fresh it raises any floating object higher and therefore decreases the wetted surface. Therefore s,alt water is much faster to any object being propelled either through or in it. RANDOM NOTES I T MAY be predicted with reasonable certainty at this time that an extra session of Congress will be called shortly after President-elect Roosevelt is inducted into office • on March 4. It is clear that the present administration of public business at Washing' ton has reached a condition of impotence * unparalleled in our national history and that : it is useless to hope for betterment of conditions until such time as the new leadership can 'legally begin to function. Despite the fact that critical problems are awaiting solution, it is idle to', indulge in censure for those who have contributed most to this creeping paralysis of government. Many factors have combined to prevent such constructive measures at the national capital us the present world and domestic situation . demands, but it is heartening to bear in mind that within a few more weeks some of the worst of them will pass out of existence. Happily, we have assurance that the difficul- lies created by "lame duck" sessions of Congress will never arise again to plague us as a nation. • . And we have the right to hope that when the Congress is summoned into action: again, there will be such intelligent direction and orderly procedure as will speedily eliminate nation-wide uncertainties which now surround our business and industrial programs. It is highly essential that citizens everywhere have definite knowledge of what the federal government intends to do in such matters as the budget, taxation, reduction of governmental costs, relief for the unemployed and assistance for agriculture. Without such knowledge there can be no intelligent planning by business or industry, and rehabilitation of the economic structure .must inevitably be further delayed. Extra sessions of Congress are .costly and are never to be invited, but since there appears no ' other way out of our present intolerable 'position the people can only resign them' selves to it with .hopeful expectancy. » '' '• .na>ii ' HISTORY MAY REPEAT HERE was a time in s , California when J. lawlessness created its own eyre. \ ! constituted authority was .brazenly defjed^by " criminals and murder terrified luw-abiding Those who have spent large sums of money in advertising campaigns with more or less disappointing results should be enlightened by the intelligent discussion of their problem recently by Stuart Peabody, manager of sales and distribution analysis of the Borden Company, who spoke before the Advertising Club at New York. Mr. Peabody is president of the Association of National Advertisers, whose membership includes many of the highest salaried advertising executives in ^the country. Quality circulati6n is the most important factor to be considered in advertising of any product, he asserted. "We will admit that perhaps it'has been at least partly the advertisers' fault that so much premium has been put on quantity. However, those days are fast disappearing, if they are not gone forever." And he continued: "Advertising is one of the most tremendous forces we have in business. But this power must be directed. We cannot in these stirring times afford to waste our ammunition. No more hit or miss salvos for the sake of hearing the guns go off." Q. Do the chief executives of the Red Cross receive huge salaries?—I. S. A. The chief executives of the Red Cross receive no salary and, in addition, the'majorlty of the principal officials pay their own expenses and contribute generously to the -work. Q. How many Mormon ch'urches are there In the United States?—W. C. A. The number of Mormon, or Latter-day Saints, churches reported in the last United States census is: Latter-day Saints, 1867 churches; Reorganized Church of Latter-day Saints, 592 churches. Q. What is the highest percentage in alcohol that can be produced by natural fermentation of'fruit juices?— B. A. A. The Bureau of Prohibition says that 14 per cent of alcohol by volume is considered high; although, under special conditions as to yeast, material, environment, and fermentation, certain juices have fermented as high as 16 per cent alcohol by volume. On one occasion It was reported that very close to 17 per cent of alcohol by volume was reached. These last two classes are rare, however, and 14 per cent of alcohol by volume Is considered a good yield. observer would have called a rush Phil had simply disappeared. Perhaps he had had a bad N year, though now ho seemed prosperous. Saxophonists are well paid even In'off- seasons. And Phil hlnffielf had once pointed out that it isn't what an actor earns but what he saves that counts. Living had become cheaper. In spite of the hearty greeting and the nonchalant manner, Sheila saw. almost at once that Phil wore n harassed look. Even with an old score to pay off, she felt sorry for him. "So you're taking Daisy's place?" ho was saying. "That's fine, Sheila. I've often wondered what you were do- Ing." "Wasn't the telephone working down your -way?" she asked, half vexed, half laughing. "I—I couldn't call you," Phil began. Plainly he was embarrassed. "But that doesn't mean I didn't think about you." "Well, thoughts keep a person warm in the winter," was her response, the caustic phrase borrowed from Ma Lowell. Then Sheila relented. "Of course I'll have dinner with you. We can't be long, though." "There's a little place near," Phil explained. * . • • During the dinner he explained other things. Upon leaving Ma Lowell's rooming house, said Phil, he had married. Yes, married. His face clouded a trifle as he said the word, and It was evident that the marriage was not, for some reason, a happy one. He was vague about It. The girl's name was 'Mildred. She came from his home town — somewhere near Des Molnes. Just now, with conditions as they were, Mildred was living with Phil's parents. Sheila gathered that the dnughter-in-law — strangely enough — had a more desirable place In tlv hearts of the Strong family than dl< the son. "The folks think the worlt and all of Mllly," was the way Phi put it. The dinner was excellent, thougl hurried. Sheila ordered lightly, a Phld did also, for both had the per formance to think of. The act wouh go on In three-quarters of an hour. The young man was friendly, agree able. In show business one couldn' always account for sudden departures failures to explain, omitted farewells By the time she reached the dressing Q. When was the first naturalization act passed.?—S. B. A. Tho first Congress of the United States on March 26, 1700, enacted a law establishing a rule for the acquisition of United States citizenship by those of foreign birth. • In conclusion he said: "The national manufacturer wants to advertise, lie has to advertise. Bui he. does not have lo stand for the wastes which have grown up through the years. What he wants arc facts—bare, unadulterated fuels—about where his advertising money is going." Experts are unanimously agreed that the highest quality in advertising is the daily newspaper which curries the advcrliser's message into the homes of prospective consumers—and the words prospective consumers are used advisedly—at a time when they can be interested in what the advertiser wants to sell. Quantity of circulation is without value to the business institution or merchant unless it also represents high quality, whose principal elements are purchasing power, needs of the consumer, appreciation of service, understanding of values and sustained confidence. Those factors are not to be found in any advertising medium except the newspaper that is welcomed in Ihc family circle as a daily visitor'and friend. Q. Is there any law against a merchant's removing u label from merchandise that says "Made in France," or "Made In Germany"?—6. W. L. A. Section 804 (d) of tho Tariff Act provides: "If any person shall, with intent to conceal the Information given thereby or contained therein, deface, destroy, remove, alter, cover, obscure or obliterate any mark, stamp, brand or label required under the provisions of this act, .he shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $0000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both." Q. How much paper currency has been Issued by the United States government slnco the country haw been a republic?—J.. .MclC. ,er old admirer and,a little sorry.for Tlldred.v Though his attitude toward hiul been above-reproach, there vas no denying tho fact that Phil was .-flirt , • ' Back in the dressing room,' the "arty lancers," as Lottie had somewhat cornfully dubbed-them, had returned rom a half .hour's' energetic posing, heir scarfs trailing, their classic robes n pastel shades tossed about in con- uslon. They talked a'great deal, com-i jletely Ignoring the others. Tho art dancers, hilled as the "Clas-. Ic Nine," were not regular troupers. That Is, -they were not regularly booked, but instead were trying but a new number.. It was soon clear that .11 of them were down on their luck, trctchlng every penney as far as it would possibly go. Lottie confided to Sheila, busy with ler cosmetic pan, that the only good number In the "Classic Nine's" act was a scarf dance done by tho two llt- ,le blondes. Lottie was a blondo too, but there was a difference. Tho two youthful dancers had honey colored inlr which obviously grew that way without benefit of art or decoration. However Lottie might feel, Sheila soon was aware that these girls were not trying lo appear superior. They were not cheap, Sheila would have told you. The shabby little street suits which they wero busily donning were Well cut and reminded Sheila of the clothes worn by the smartest "Follies" girls. Dark, plain, unostentatious and expensive. Not fluffy or loud as so many chorus grlls' costumes. Their hats were just hats — difficult to describe but suave and sure of themselves. . • • « Sheila worked on at the dressing table. Lottie's specialty came first and then Sheila's—with a wait between while the band, elegant in evening clothes, performed. Her hair would do, though she was sorry there had not been lime for a shampoo and wave. Now that the exchequer was about to be replenished, Sheila could afford that. She lighted the tiny lamp, melted the cosmetic in the little "frying pan" and beaded her lashes carefully. Darkened her lids with blue make-up, crimsoned her lips with generous strokes, dabbed rouge high on her cheek bones. Close at hand she looked grotesque, anything but Intriguing. But beyond the footlights the patches of color would be subdued to a natural flush, a liazy loveliness, glowing and sparkling with health. Next came her hose, carefully smoothed on, and her dancing slippers. A silken slip and then Daisy's frilled gown, tight at the waist and billowing to her knees. If It had been fitted to Sheila it could not have been more suitable. She 'would wear it for the first number. Lottie, rather grand and aloof in a tiara and sweeping blue satin, watched as Sheila promenaded across the dressing room. "I'd take this other dress up a little more on the side," Miss Kilcoyne suggested, turning from inspection of her own huge pink hair ribbon. Lottie agreed, catching needle and thread from her overnight bag. Sheila shuffled a few steps, winced, smiled, tapped energetically, warm- Ing up. The band was playing the first number. Lottie, clearing her throat, caught up a chiffon handkerchief the size of a lunch cloth and left hurriedly for the wings. The art dancers, still in their street clothes, returning two by two from dinner, eyed Sheila curiously and, ' had she but known it, enviously. . blonds asked, smiling, •Sheila smiled, too, and shrugged. Of course she was nervous! But It was like'the excited nervousness of a circus horso sniffing sawdust after a long vacation. Soon she would be out there In the glare of the footlights. Phil, RoRcoe and the rest would, be behind her. An audience, hostile or friendly, in front. A sea of faces swimming across her vision! Tho orchestra was bringing Lottie's number to a close with-a blare; Applause, not voluminous but encouraging. There, Lottie was taking a bow. And another! That was a mistake— forcing the bows that "way. Sheila liked to be hustled back to tho stage, hand In hand with tho band leader, bowing shyly, backing out before the audience was willing to relinquish her, But to force applause was bad business. Presently the clapping became milder, merely a pollto'patter. SheIJa stood tn the wings. Roscoe waved his baton, Phil nodded and the baud crashed Into melody. Two bars. Three bars. How did it go? Oh—this way! Sheila ran on. . Now she was dancing! Dancing to a full house, too. Turn-U-turn, tl'-tum. "Don't fake that last turn there, baby!!' She could still hear Bill Brady's admonishing tone, still hear his "ta-ta, ta- ta!" Sheila, didn't fake the turn. It was glorious. Skimming like a bit of thistledown. Dancing on a breath of wind. Across the stage, then back again, this time progressing slowly. Hands crossing In front,, head bent just a bit, feet flying. She had It down pat! | Turn-turn tl-tuin! Turn-turn tl-tum! Now a run up the stage, a few steps around Roscoe, who beamed as she skimmed past him, his baton flicking In approval. She darted towai.1 him, whisked away coquetlshly as Bill had taught her. The saxophone droned a few bars unaided and, -shielded by Roscoe's bulk, Phil winked at her. Roscoe nodded smiling. It was all in the act, of course, but Sheila knew he was pleased. This was like old times again. Darting, shuffling—suddenly the dance was ended. There was a tornado of applause and Sheila bowed quickly, disappearing. Then, waiting for Roscoe's nod, she reappeared. A bow. Roscoe beckoning her. She fluttered toward him on her toes, smiling, bowing. They advanced toward the footlights, bowed to the house, to each other, her finger tip In his moist; fat palm. Applause, loud, clamorous, Insistent. It broke In sudden gusts, now here, now there, and rippled o,ver the entire house. Another tornado as Sheila stood still. Was she going to dance an encore? Bowing again, a low sweeping skipping bow. Sheila ran off to change for the next number. But not before she had seen the man In "the front row who was still applauding vigorously. Sheila had seen him! There in .correct evening attire, a strange sight In that cozy little neighborhood house, sat Dick Stanley. He was alone. (Continued Monday) TEN YEARS AQO (The'Callfornlan,' this date',•.!«!«) A motion limiting load'welghts for trucks to prevent breaking dow.n of county highways, was made by Supervisor J. O. Hart and adopted by the Board of Supervisors; ^ . Members .of, the fflr^t Church * of Christ, Scientist, rfre making plans to erect a $50,000 church here. :' ^ Bakersfleld, • Los -Angeles, Long Beach and Olendale Exchange Clubs met at Lebec lodge today with Doctor O. C. Sablchl as toastmaater. Rain Is falling over the county. ' City women plan to oppose the coun*. ell's plan to eliminate street peddlers., The city soccer team defeated the Satellites .here 1 to 0. , ... TWENTY YEARS AGO (Tlio Callfornlan, this date. 1913) Mrs. E. J. Erb Is-entertaining Mra. A. P. Powell, of LOB Angeles. Mrs. J. H. Voorhles, of Fairfisld, Iowa, arrived here to visit her son J. W. Voorhles. J\ F. Brown, general foreman of K* S. P. store department Is" visiting. In. Los Angeles. H. Hutli will spend Sunday with relaAves In Vlsalla. The'Bulldlng Trades Councll'ls con* stderlng plans for a labor temple here. Roy Pathe is on a trip to Los Angeles. THIRTY YEARS AGO (The Callfomlan, this dale, 1003) Making -one trip a .week of- loads averaging several tons,' the borax teams are again -hauling this valuable eomniodlty. Richard Dougherty has purchased the Beardsley ranch north of Kern. Kern City business men will hold a civic meatirig with the board of trade. Prank Warner, operator at Mojave, has been transferred to the'dispatch- er's office at Kern. The Peerless Oil Company plans to deliver 9,000,000 barrels of oil to the Standard at a rate of 20 cents, it Is reported. Mrs. George Vennett. has returned from Wyoming. At least I have the attitude of. a prince—I have lived courageously and have, I think, put up the stock* of princes.—Harry F. Gerguson, adventurer, self-styled "Prince Michael Romanoff." 'S TO YOU! By DR. FRANK MoCOY Queetlena written by rtadtrs ef The Callfurnlan, addressed te Dr. Frank MsCe'y, 618 Seuth Ardmere atenue. Lee Annies. •Ill be answered. Inelete a sel(-addresee4 stamaid envelepe. VITALITY CAN BE RENEW/ED BY SLEEPING CORRECTLY " 'Bad Manners' to Be Shown at Playhouse," says a New York headline. And here we had been thinking every theater In the country had had Its late arrivals. I would rather gaze at an ape all day than have to look upon the face of the average female movie star during my breakfast.—Dr. Max'Kunitz, Berlin psychiatrist. It is becoming Increasingly true that the efforts of relief agencies do not go much beyond the objective of seeing that "nobody shall starve." — H. L. Lurle, social research expert of' New York, before Senate committee. At any rate, revival of script and bartering should silence those wiseacres who have a habit of slapping you on tho back and saying: take any wooden nickels!" "Don't Reprisals against France will be easy enough if they're confined to poetry. But suppose Paris sends over the "Follies Bergere'." Scientists have made many investigations about tho phenomenon of sleep, but they have never discovered exactly why sleep is necessary or just what It accomplishes. We do know that sleep developed in the early days of the' world and It has. become almost universal among all of the higher plants and animals. Undoubtedly the darkness of night alternating with the light of day is the cause of sleep among the vegetable kingdom, but that does not entirely account for Its prevalence among the nocturnal animals who do most of their sleeping during the daytime. With mankind sleep seems to be pretty much of a racial habit which may have originated due | quickly after a meal if "one "lies'on"tho minutes all through the night. Tn certain disease conditions it may be advisable to select certain ways of lying down while one is awake. For example, In heart trouble it Is better, as a rule, not to He on the left side; in gall-bladder trouble and appendicitis it Is better to recline on the left side; and in colitis a relief will generally be experienced if the patient lies on the side where there is no pain. Constipation Is sometimes relieved if one will He on the left side for 15 or 20 minutes in the morning before arising, as this assists peristalsis through the transverse colon. On the other hand, the stomach will empty more The total amount of paper currency Issued to dalK of November !!0, 1932, tho latest date for which tho figures are available, was $90,595,&&4,3tia. Q. What Is labor turnover?—Q. O. A. The Bureau of Labor Statistics wiyw that "labor turnover for any period consists of the number of sop- iratloiiB from service during that period. Separations Ineludu all quits,, discharge*, and lay-offa for any rea- Kon whatsoever. To compute the percentage of labor turnover for any period, find the total separation for the period caiiKidered and divide by the average of the number actually working each day throughout that period, then multiply by the proper factor to reduce to a yearly basis." Q. What Is the National Advisory Council on Uadlo Education?—K. S. A. The council Is organized for the purpose of carrying on research activities and delving Into the possibilities of establishing the radio for educational purposes as well as commercial. The Ohio State Department of Education maintains, under legislative appropriation, the Ohio School of the Air. Oregon, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin are also doing notable work. Q. How many exhibits are received by tho National Museum during a year?—Q. E. A. Lant.year, 167,870 new specimens wore received. to the Inability to see at night, and our ancestors, without anything else to do, probably self-hypnotised themselves Into slumber. At the present time sleep Is undoubtedly partly a habit and partly a necessity. We need rest to restore the body and mind after activity and the most profound rest consists in sleep. During sleep the ellmlnatlve organs continue to remove these waste products the same as when one | is awake, but the body does not form them In an large an amount. It has also been determined by careful study with 11m iiiliM-oscopo that lh« uraln and nerve i-ells have an opportunity to stor<> up food materials for the unxt day's grind. In this spline Iho brain Is like a battery that needs charging every so often or it runs down. Them are a few IIIMHIICCH, bullevrd authentic, where people wero able to llvo for many years apparently without .sleep. This Is possible from a scientific .standpoint' when on» considers that the brnln Is never entirely awake or entirely iinleop. Theno people liavo probably developed unnoiiMclously u method for controlling the portions of their bruins that are asleep at any given time, and they muy also have periods of dozing In a semi-sleeping condition. People who aro awake continuously or, on tho opposite extreme, sleep continuously for months at a time are pathological cases and arc not normal, needs definite The average person periods of sleep although the requirements differ considerably with individuals, occupations and miinner of living. On the average, eight hours of sleep are ni'ce Hnry to compensate for the strain of being awake the other 16 hours of tho day. ' Almost everyone differs in .opinion as to the position that Is conducive tithe best sleep. This is beciuis'o one sleeps most readily In the position lo which he has become accustomed. As a rule, It Is. best not to form tho habit of Bleeping in only one position. Most people roll around a great deal during Bleep whether they know It or not Pictures made of sleeping people have shown them to bo changing their positions at intervals of not over SO Uncle Sam should know by this time that when he casts his duugh upon the waters It's apt to come back just a lot of crust. Kissing stimulates heart action, says a medical Investigator. What a debt we owe to science for disclosures of this sort. England and America sometimes are closer to each other bj' C3 feet because of the moon's influence. And a-bottle of It sometimes will make old enemies get down and cry together. A strange revival since the war of a stubborn- and swashbuckling national- Ism is today making virtually/ impossible the operation of an effective 'economic system either within the nations or between the nations.—Dr. Glenn Frank, president, University of Wisconsin. t . • Here's a couple of Reds. They're cooking up a meeting to'talk technocracy.—John Shannon, .Chicago patrolman, appearing at'police station With two men arrested passing handbills for« technocracy' meeting. -<$> A THOUGHT Thus saith the Lord, at the new wine) Is found In the cluster; and one salth, Destroy it not; for a blessing It; so will I do for my servant!' sakes, that I may not destroy them all,— Isaiah 65:8. . * * «.. • Kindness has converted more sinners than either zeal, eloquence, 'or learning.—F. Faber. « »» Ight side. A little study of anatoml- al charts will show why gravity plays n important part in the above conditions. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Strongyloldes QUESTION: L. writes: "I have a i-ery htavy Infection of strongyloldea. Please let me know the treatment for .hem and whether they could cause ne to be very weak and in a rundown condition. Have Indigestion and •ligh blood count of 15,000 at times." ANSWER: Tho strongyloldes in- U'Sllmils Is a. species of round worm Koimtlmes en using diarrhea when ircBent In largo quantities, usually found In the upper part of the small Intestines. They may produce anemia ind :i rundown condition. Hut a white blood e'ount of 15,000 per cubic mllli- nuter would seem a little high unless Ihu Infection is complicated. A raw tomatu fast for 10 days to two weekx Is often helpful in musing the worm tn loave the .system. Nu other food Nhould be used, My article on "How to Fust and IJlot for Health" explains Hie Hchnlque for taking tho fruit fast. Medlclnen Honiollmes used In the treatment of this" disease are thymol anil sulphur, und, If thy Infection persists at the end of the taut, these I'ouUI be resorted to, but 1 would not ii.dvlso their use at an earlier period. Red Hands QUESTION: Berton C. asks: ''What would cause extreme redness of Ihe palms of the handH arid soles of the foot? They do not Itch and there Is lit- Irritation, but the color remains." ANSWER: The redness of the palms and feet Is probably due to ile- feotlvo circulation. This Is sometimes a result of having the hands and feet frozen sometime in life, perhaps many years before the redness Is noticed. The' freezing .Injurs the blood vessels so that later on In life a normal tone of the blood vessels is lost and dilation takes place, caufclng undue retention of blood In those purls affected. Quettlsns written by readers of Tlia Galilei-' nlan. addressed te Dr. Frank MiO" B>ii|-'--< Euhanie Bulldlni, Le» Anieles, will k* an- twerod. Indue itll-aililronoil slumped cnvolevt. T HE delightful old question of what had better be done about sex comes up for extended And slightly confused discussion In a fat new book, "Sex In the Arts," written by a baker's dozen of novelists, artists, critics and what-not and edited by J. F. MoDermbtt and Kendall B. Taft. Surprising as you may find Jt, a good many of tho writers here represented do not feel that sex Is finding full expression In many of the aria those ilays. Modern muslo, Piiftl Rosenfeld explains, deals less with Hex than at any time in generations. The drama, says Elmer nice, for all its seeming preoccupation with the themo, really lugs far behind the novel In Its treatment of It. Modern poetry, according to Henry Morton Robinson, IB sadly crippled because Its sex expression Is so largely limited to an expression .of an outworn and Inadequate romanticism. Tho moving picture, says Struthera Burl, has chosen to concentrate on mere fleshy allure and hence, In the artlsllc sense, does nol really deal with sex at all! Oddly enough, the book points out that journalism and advertising seem to have more freedom In the- discussion of sex than any other forms of expression. The book as a whole is woefiilly'un- even and not a little confusing. It does contain a-few .chapters—Including, notably, an attack by Ernest Boyd on the "modern school" of biography—Which are eminently worth reading. Published by Harpers. BOY STRUCK BLIND, MYSTERY Without warning or known 'cause 7- year-old Patrick Ryan,. living near Nenagh, Ireland, was struck totally blind -recently, tier was rushed -to a hospital and placed under the closest observation, but the doctors are mystified as to the cause. The boy is in perfect health, cats heartily and his eyes and pupils are sound.. 1 • • » ANALYZED A parishioner, meeting his vicar, who was carrying a brief bag, remarked: "Got your lunch, vicar?" "Sermons," returned the clergyman, "Food for thought, you know." "Oh, I see—dried tongue!"—Tit-Bits. MAN STEPSON AND SON-IN-LAW • A stepfather and father-in-law sued his stepson and son-in-law In Bromley: England, recently. B. GIUIs, representing the defendant, explained to Judge James that the plaintiff, a widower, married the defendant's mother, she then being a widow. The widow's son and tho widower's Uatieh- tor Uiou man-lea. •- THE CALIFORNIAN OFFERS ITS READERS A BOOKLET ON MODERN HOMES' Prepare to build this season that home you have been planning for years. It will bo not only good' business and sound 'domestic economy, but also a patriotic contribution to tho prosperity of the nation. Send for the beautifully 111 us'- Iraled booklet Modern Homes as your first. s(fjp. 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