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MONDAY, JANUARY 23 Cbttorial $age ot ®rje Issued Every Evening Except Sunday In Bakersileld, Kern County, California Knlered In post office nt Bakersllold, California, us second class until matter under,tho Act of Congress March J, ISi'.i. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press IB exclusively entitled to the use for publlcatlofi of nil news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise croclltod In tills paper, and also* tho locul news published therein. '• EASTERN REPRESENTATIVES Bryant, Griffith & Urunwon, Inc. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta WASHINGTON- (D. C.) BUREAU Frederic J. Huskln, Director, Washington, D. C. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE Delivered by carrier or mull In postal zones, one, two, three, per month, 66c By mail In postal zones four to eight, per month, 8Go THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. S. A. THE GOOD AND THE BAD sion cumc to Mrs. Babfcock. In 1929 she.was elected president of the California Library Association, «nd last year she was chosen chairman of the county libraries' section of the American Library Association. Her literary abilities were still further recognized in the publication of many articles on library work by magazines. Active in the civic, educational, cultural, fraternal and humanitarian life ot the community, Mrs. Babcock gave to the full of her untiring energy and versatile talents. She will be remembered as one who served faithfully, and who found her greatest joy in that service. SHOULD BE PASSED By FREDERIC J. HASKIN Thli li a special department, doroteil solely to tho handling 1 of queries. This paper puts at, your disposal tho services of an extensive organization In Washington to^senro i-ou In any rapacity that rolalo.1 to Information. This service Is free. -Failure to make use -of It de- prlres you of benefits to which you are entitled. Your null nation Is only 8 , cents In coin or stamps enclosed with your 'Inquiry for direct reply. T)o not use postcards. A'ddrese Tin Ilaltersrield California!! Information bureau, Wcderlc J. llaskln, Director, Washington. D, C. w ITHIN recent months it has become the fashion in many discussions of the economic depression to stress the "good" which may be found if looked for. Among other things it has been claimed that depression lias given us better health, because many people are forced to live simply, and that the death rate in the United States, has not risen appreciably. The statisticians point out that even if men, women and children are in want, they evidently are not dying from such privation. But Newton D. Baker, one of the nation's most active workers for relief of depression victims, finds no reason for congratulation on that score. It is in the record, he informs us, that such diseases as'rickets, and others caused by malnutrition and low vitality, increased during 1932. and he predicts that within the next decade we shall undoubtedly reap a harvest of tuberculosis and kindred ailments. That must be true, he declarqs, unless we redouble our efforts to maintain a decent minimum of living and health standards throughout the country. And by contrast, the recent utterances of William Guggenheim, capitalist and president of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of America, are startling. Referring to nationwide relief efforts, Mr. Guggenheim is quoted as follows: "In the old pioneer days, which have unhappily passed, our people did not seek to be fed with a spoon. They had the stamina, given the opportunity, to get out and work for themselves. With excessive welfare work animating the minds and actions of many of our good citizens, we are preparing our people for a state of anemia that indeed may become pernicious before the disease has run its course." Existing conditions, with which Mr. Guggenheim must be perfectly familiar, are an effective rebuke to that sort of reasoning. While some 11,000,000 of men and women 'cannot find employment, and would welcome opportunity to "get out and work for themselves." there can be no such thing as "excessive welfare work." Oji the contrary, welfare activities, great as they have been in practically every community in the land, have not been sufficient to meet the needs, which have.been increasing from year to ; year. And those in closest touch with the situation are constantly warning us that cessation of such effort holds a threat of social upheaval that would react disastrously for all. F ARMER.S throughout the nation will be heartened by announcement from Washington that special efforts will be made by Democratic leadership in the present session of Congress to pass the .Robinson bill, designed to assist agriculturists in financial difficulties. During his recent visit to the capital, President-elect Roosevelt is understood to have impressed leaders in Congress with-his earnest desire for immediate action to afford farmers relief from pressing obligations, as well as for legislation that will place constructive support under the industry as a whole. Recent dispatches disclose that co-opcra- tion may be expected on the Robinson measure, which includes a practical plan for adjusting the debts of farmers on a basis of their ability to pay. Under that plan, it is disclosed, the farmer can escape technical bankruptcy and avert mortgage foreclosures while rearrangement of his financial obligations is in progress. The hope is that this measure can be enacted in time to apply to mortgage payments due this Spring. But in the event of a veto by President Hoover, which is anticipated in some quarters, assurance is given that it will be favorably acted upon at the special session of Congress in April, and that it will be promptly approved by President Roosevelt at that lime. Senator Robinson has pointed out that his bill provides for the stay of foreclosure proceedings instituted but not completed before, as well as after, the commencement of proceedings for composition or extension of the indebtedness of the farmer. Moreover, it sets forth a system that is "not expensive to the farmer," since he does not have to be represented by counsel, and the commissioner is directed to assist the farmer in carrying out his part of the proceedings. The plan does not place the farmer in bankruptcy and require the liquidation of his estate "in case a composition or extension is not reached." Q. Please rank Sharkoy, Sullivan, Johnson, Jeffries, Wlllard and Tunnoy on a basin of pure strength?—N, A. A. Splko Webb, boxing >couch at the U. H. Naval Academy, stiyn that tho following is about right: Jeffries, Wlllard, Johnson, Sullivan, Tom Shdr- l«ey und Turiney, Jack Derrtpsoy, without a doubt,' Is tho ,' hardest puncher the prize ring lias over known, Q. Please give the automobile production In this country for 1931, 1930 and 1020.—li H. A.' Automobile • production In the United States totaled approximately 2,350,000 cars In 1931, UN compared with 3,356,000 In 1930,.'and the record high of 5,358,000 curs In 1929. Q. How, many "lame ducks" are there In this session of Congress?—A. O. W. .••-.' A. There are 11 in tho Senate and 122 In the House of Representatives. Q. What significance .has .a clustce of oak leaves when.lt accompanies tho 'Order of the Purple Heart decoration? H. C. H. A. The oak.leaf cluster is not peculiar to the. Order^ of the Purple Heurt. This clutter la given us an additional award, to show that, the Individual hits twice been eligible to receive the original -order of de'cora- tlon. In other words, If a particular person -has received the Order of the Purple Heart and an oak leaf cluster, It means that he has twice been entitled to receive the .Order of the Purple Heart, but Instead of awarding this twice to him he Is given the order and tho oak leaf cluster. BED IN HERE TODAY Shayne, 18, whew parents wir« well- known veudevllle nters, Is In New Ytrk leek' Ini fer a Jtk. Sheila Is i (tamer. In ulte : el the tut that she has spent alnett her entire life en the stale her imbltlen Is to marry ana 1 have « htme like thete she hat'seen In small 'twits In which she" hat iltyeC. • On, I few heurs 1 netlse the Is hired te tako the plate ef Daisy Oleisen, anatlier dancer, whe has sprained her ankle.. Shellp pees te JM fait' pfflcp In "Tin Pan Alley" te rehearse. There she meets Trevor Lane and Dick'Stanley, kelh .rlih. Lane asks Sheila te dancp at a party he It flvlnp Hut she refuses, knewlnp that alter a day et reheartlnp and the psrlermanee that nlfht the will he tee tired.. • • • • She .pees lo the theater and meeti Phil Sharl,. an.alct aeiualntane*. • The shew be- pint and Sheila wins applause with her dane- Inp. Suddenly she dlnevert Dick Stanley In lhe> audlente. • ,. • • NOW-00, ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER. VTIt ' "You aren't angry with me for coming, are-ly'oti?", Dick asked pleadingly. Sheila's voice was level. "Angry? o. But you Phpuldn't have done It." ow that 'she 1 knew lie cared enough o want to see her again - she, could eem casual. • Tier heart exulted but. o one, 'seeing her, would have guessed hat. • ".I thought, you wore gh'ing a party onlgiit," she went oti. "Hamlet-with Tamlot loft out! Why aren't you at omo' entertaining your guests?" Hamlet and Hamlet left out! That vM art odd remark for a chorus girl to make. The little dancer in a.cheap ult and tiny hat (lint had obviously oen wear continued to surprise him. "Oh, Trevor's there," Dick respond- d' r-RNlly. "Besides T came to got ono if the guests. One of the most hon- ired gupsts. If she will accept the In- •Itation." His eyes mocked tho bn- nlllty In'his word's but his volro was pleading. Then ho changed his tone us Sheila's attitude did not soften. "Please come along" and sing your song," he urged. "Dance, too, If you but sing anyway! Those dances you did in the show were knockouts!" The girl's sniilo showed that she was pleased. "I'm glad you liked them," Q. Is "Ten Nights In a Barroom" a song?—G. S. A. It Is a melodrama. The well- known song from It began "Father, dear father, come home with me now." Q. Which country uses the greatest proportion of silver In Us coins?—J. D. A. It Is likely that the United States has the richest standard silver dollars. For example, here is one comparative table which shows that tho United States coined silver dollars to tho face value of |8,590,000, using silver worth $3,332,000, On the same price .basis Germany coined 78,269,00( relohsmarks using silver worth only 3,373,000 relchsmarks. Italy coined 237,016,000 lira with silver worth 3,41'J,- 000 lira. Tho Netherlands coined 47,500,000 florins with silver worth 5,- 8S8.000 florins. .Great Britain's coin age has been traditionally rich, bu has been debased. In China there is wide variation In sections and even In mintage. Q. How old Is the former Kaiser Wilhelrn?—T. P. A. He'was born January 27, 1SC9 so will be 74 on his approaching birthday. JULIA G. BABCOCK RANDOM NOTES the said conventionally. Dick Stanley moved nearer. "Then you'll come?" He lowered his voice. 'I have my car. It won't tako us 13 minutes to cross tho bridge and then we're practically there. I'll take you lome whenever you say. Please come!" The evening was over. Sheila had iiung away her last costume, had wiped off the last vestige of make- iip. had shoved her little hat down qver her head carelessly, wearily. In Q. What is the origin of the term "ham" as applied to second rate ac tors?—H. T. T. A. It is said that every actor a some stage of his career has nursed an ambition to play. Hamlet. The first-rate actors usually .get the opportunity. The second-rate ones only talk about' their ambitions and lie- come such -bores on the subject that they are called by the nickname, Ham, in derision. spite of Miss Kllcoyne's linument and friendly ministrations she ached In' every joint. Still, most of the company would go hack to town on tho bus. That meant walking tit the other end of the trip. Phil Short had offered to see her home. There would be crackers and milk—coffee for the venturesome—at the little restaurant on the corner near Ma Lowell's rooming house. They would all talk shop. Sheila loved to talk and listen to talk of the theater. * • • Or if she preferred she might ride back to town In a smooth rolling car surh as this be>y would drive. If qnly everyone at the party would make her as welcome as Dick Stanley! Then her Up curled suddenly. The men, of course, would make her welcome. The women would treat her coolly, "I ought, to get some sleep," she began uncertainly. "But you can sleep tomorrow! I'll call for you whenever you say and drive you Out here for tho performance. Maybe you'.ll lunch w|th me first." , "Breakfast," sho corrected, without committing herself. v Lunch lyas a rare thing when Sheila was working. A late breakfast- and dinner were all sho hud lime for. . , Stanley laughed delightfully. "Breakfast, lunch and dinner! All three If you will. Just say the word—but do come to tho party! I'll take you homo, you can dress In a jiffy and we'll bo there In no time. . We 'could havo been at your house, wherever It Is, by now If you'd agreed earlier." She found herself gently urged toward Dick's car, a smart roadster parked on the farther curb. Presently, they were skimming noiselessly along the street leading to tho bridge. Tho air, warm for so late at night, gently caressed her cheeks, blowing her hair nto disarray.-Oh, yes, this was .better than walling for' a bus, crowding aboard and swaying, lumbering along across town, then down Fifth avenue. "How did you know where to find me?" Sheila asked curiously. "Paris mentioned Butloy's theater. Don't you remember? I looked It up In. the telephone directory and asked the way. Simple enough!" Yes, It had been simple. But behind that simple deed lay the wish to seo her again. He had not forgotten her in the whirl of other Interests. * '• • Dick loft her at the door. "I'll drive around the,, block," he said as he helped her out, and bo back In 36 minutes to pick you up. Is that all right? Time enough?" "Plenty," tho girl assured him. Instantly she was gone. Tho dark door seemed to swallow her. The car moved slowly to the corner. Dick had waited hardly five minutes when Sheila—a different Sheila—appeared. In what seemed a very short time she had changed amazingly. A smarter, more sophisticated brush to her hair. Pendulous earrings, sway- Ing as she moved. Brighter lips. Her figure exquisite in an Inexpensive evening gown that had earned the adjective "smooth" when displayed to other roomers at Ma Lowell's. How would that dress compare with the gowns worn by Stanley's debutante friends? Sheila vaguely hoped the lights at tho penthouse would be softly flattering. "I suppose you are one 'of our best and hardest working play boys," sho hazarded, as with a deft motion Dick Stanley headed the cat across the park toward Trevor Lane's apartment house. He seemed surprised. "I? Hardly: I'm a hard worker—that Is sometimes I am. The difficulty Is, I do hard work which for the moment, at least, wins no acclaim or results." But- and Dick's me, I suppose, eyes sh&no—"I want to 'write! Trevor was lonely. He's my cousin, you know, mid • he asked me to bunk with him. Here I am." , "Tell mo about the play," Sheila responded uncertainly. Poor boy— didn't ho know that everyone wrote plays? The trick was to nell them! Dick laughed. "Oh, that! It's still In the early-stages. But 1'vo put in a lot of thinking on It." They entered the little gilt elevator which bore them swiftly to the top of the apartment house :Where .Trevor Lane had his penthouse. Kato, tho Japanese boy, admitted them. Sounds of merriment Issued from the living room. Someone, unprofessional Sheila decided Instantly, was playing the piano. As she slipped off her wrap In tho silken bedroom there was a. burst of appliiuso, a murmur of voices. Talking, laughing guletj'. But even here Sheila could sense.tho difference between this party and those to which she had most . frequently been Invited, parties of professional people. '. Here -\yiis luxury. The air 'was scented rather than laden with exquisite perfume. Slikor women, exquisitely colffed and. groomed with soft, modulated voices. Olrls from Dick Stanley's world Here In the bright dressing table light her gown looked shabby. Once more Sheila told herself sho should not have come. "Heady?" Dick's curfer voice sounded from outside and rcsolutel> Sheila turned from tho discouraging reflection in the mirror. 'Framed In this luxury slit- looked and felt badlj dressed. Dubiously she left tho security of tho dressing room. But there was no dublousnes in the eyes of tho young man who waited for her. Nothing-but delight mingled with friendliness and joy u the sight of her. "They are dancing now." ho said as they walked toward the hugo llv Ing room. 'Let's find Trevor anc after that I'll show you tho orchard.' "Orchard?" "That's what we call the terrac After all It has more thin They lauglifd together one tree!" "Song writer?" Ho laughed. "No. But you aren't so far off. Tho fact is, I'm writing a play. The great American play! I work afternoons and Sunday mornings." "A play!" Her eyes widened. "But you have money. I thought only poor men wrote plays." "Starvation In the garret, eh? Well, starvation In a penthauae isn't much better. Trevor hus the money, you see. Of course, I'm not starving but Sf I existed on what was truly mine, that is—what I earn—I probably would be. My father gives mo an allowance, rather grudgingly, because I'm not following him In his business In Fall River. Oldest son, you know. Dli-k with easy assurance, Shclh nervously. Trevor Lane welcomed her He bud turned from a laughing grou of young women whom he presentee Tho girls seemed cool and Sheila se It down as that "society chill." Sud denly sho recognized them. Tho Tay lor girls—the Tapping Taylors! Per haps they thought her one of the so olety girls ready to snub her an were merely beating her to it. Tba was funt.y: On Dick's nrm sho moved throng the softly lighted room. Groups wer standing, sitting, lolling on hug chairs and divans covered with gayl colored cushions. At the frtlier en of the room stood tho piano, a slln pateni-leather haired gentloma swaying slightly before It, liquid jazz pouring from his softly weaving fingers. There were ripples of talk. Laughter. Greetings tossed Dick's way. "Ah, there, Dick!" "Hey—we missed • - '• TEN (Hie Calirornlen, this date, 1M?) City revenues collected under cityj rdlnance against prohibition viola-. ona are under legal attack now, wlth> udge T. N. Harvey hearing the hloh will have a direct bearing oni 10 whole matter. ',.•••{ "Itadlo wonders are unceasing. .T^oj ion, one In Philadelphia and another 1 , Georgia, report hearing The/ Bait-' field Californtun's radio station; <YI." , * Ralph Merrltt, 3an Kmnclsco busl-i _ ess man, Is now heading the Sun-; laid Raisin Association. ' • • ' > 15. C. Jewett's bull terrier, "Old| Timer," won four prizes In a;L«ofl, An-* elos' dog show. . . V" \ Dr. •Willis O., White Is convalescent > low from' a neuritis attack. '; TWENTY YEARS AGO ' (Tlio l.'ullfnrnlaii; this ilate. 1813) . ' Mrs. J. H. Burton will 'be the noitj lostess to entertain tho Jolly Five! •lu nd red Club. s * ••' D. D. Shepherd has gone to Plxley, as operator for tho Southern Pacific. •; Charles Kelso spent the Sabbath at- Bealvlllo. ' The old Kern river .bridge, which HS been In- service since 1872, Is. being torn down. C. P. Badger, district deputy grand chancellor, will Install officers for tho-, {nights of Pythian lit Taft. t Tho famous old Lakevlew gusher Ison tho producing list again. .. . THIRTY YEARS AGO ' (Ttip ralltornlan. this dnle. 1903> Karr's hall Is making Kern City one of the- county's be.st amusement ecu- t ters. It Is becoming the . focus of many fine social gatherings. A. McDonald plans to erect a handsome, two-story residence at California avenue and P streets. v Tho Southern Pacific Is putting in' a spur track, and station at Wade, about six miles out of Bakersfield. Gross Is being sown about the S. P. depot. Heavy showers fell throughout Sunday, giving the county a good wettlmr. .Mr. and Mrs. A. W. McKea spent Sunday at Woody. R OWDY, unrestrained, painstakingly/ T HE passing of Mrs. Julia G. Babcock represents u distinct loss that is community-wide, but which becomes to un unusual degree one of individual and personal significance lo thousands of citizens because the nature of her activities as librarian for Kern county, over a period of 1(» years, required and established a more injimate touch and relationship with the people than is to be found perhaps in any other branch of the public service. Mrs. Babcock's death will be sincerely mourned by a very wide circle of intimate friends and associates, and her recognized ability as a leader in library work, her broad knowledge of literature, and her helpfulness to thousands of readers who relied largely upon those qualities for assistance in their business and home requirements will be missed. In lit-r chosen life work, Mrs. Babcock was pre-eminently u builder. With a modesl foundation when she assumed the duties ol librarian for the county, and which she performed with notable /cal and efficiency, she created an institution whose high standards *are acknowledged throughout the world That the Kern library is today the thirt largest in the entire slate and a model o organization and service for many other communities is not only a lasting tribute to Mrs. Babcock's administration, but a souro of justifiable civic pride us well. Construe live capacity and vision arc represented bj the extensioji of free library service to al parts of the county and establishment of I branch buildings. During the last/few years of service Hi In view of the extraordinary speed with which the legislative bodies of the several states have proceeded toward complete ratification of the twentieth amendment to the Constitution, which will forever eliminate "lame duck" sessions of Congress and their attendant evils, as well as shorten the interregnum between outgoing and incoming drhinistrations, wonder increases that the American people suffered this political af- liction over such a long period of years. Vhile the amendment was submitted as re- ently as last March, a race quickly de- eloped for honors in abolishing conditions which have made it possible for the Huey xmgs and other obstructionists in Congress o stagnate the machinery of our most im- jortant legislative body. Idaho and New lexico became the thirty-fourth and thirty- ifth states to ratify the amendment on last Saturday, and today Missouri has completed he movement begun many years ago by Senator Norris of Nebraska. Q. How is coffee prepared for shipment?—N. F. L. A. Coffee is picked by men, women and children who carry baskets Into which they put the fruit. When the baskets are full, the coffee is dumped In heaps, then loaded on wagons and carted to the drying stations-. After the beans are thoroughly washed they aro spread In the sun to dry,; cither in large shallow wooden trays, or on modern terraced concrete drying yards. Every morning after tho dew has disappeared, the coffee la raked over to Insure a thorough sunning. After the coffee has been properly dried or "cured," it is repeatedly run through hulling and funning machines, which clean it and remove the tough hull. Then the coffee" la ready for shipment. • Q. In what part' of the'United States is borax found?—T. B. A. In California, Nevada, Oregon and Texas. .-•'<. Q. How much did the United States government .owe when it was first organized?—W. : B. V. A. The public debt of the United States In 1790 amounted to some $54,000,000 of which' .$12.000,000 was due foreign creditors, chiefly In France The stato debts amounted to over $"1,000,000 and them? also were assumed by the- federal government. By 1837 these debts had been satisfied. California is to be congratulated upon the 'act thai she was among the first to act avorably upon the amendment, once the opportunity was presented. In future, those who have been elected to remain at home instead of al Washington will be deprived of their potentiality lor harmful activity during their remaining time in office, which is materially reduced under the new amendment. And as Washington dispatches disclose, filibustering of the kind that has crippled Congress for weeks will be useless. At present March 4 is the "deadline," and by talking for the last few weeks of a session a little band of "willful men" can obstruct all action, no matter how great the necessity for it. The amendment will allow each session to run indefinitely, and the filibuster speaker can be worn down if he persists. The prospect of ultimate failure, however, is expected to prove highly dis- Q. Why M. S. are magnets painted?— A. There Is no reason for painting magnets other than for tho sake o appearance. Q. Hoes n given quantity of water change Its weight In thu process o freezing?—J. P. A. While wnter expands approx Imuloly oiifl-rilflventh of Us own bull highesI honors within the gift of her profcs couraging to a continuation of such methods, water ut freezing point weighs 02. 4 1 pounds. One iMiblci foot of wulnr 01 Freezing produces LOSfiTi cubic feet o Ice which weighs 02.118 pounds. Q. Have all past presidents lm< their' pictures on Issues of postal; stamps?—L. J. B. A. Portraits of only 17 have beer used up to the present time. Thej are: Georgo Washington, Thoinn Jefferson, James Monroe, Jumes Mail Ison, Andrew Jackson, Zachnry Tay lor, Abraham Lincoln, U. M. Grant Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Gar field, Grovur Cleveland, William Me Klnley, Benjamin Harrison, Theodor Roosevelt, Warren G. Harding, Wood row Wilson and William H. Taft. Q. How did tho name, Cynara uehlevo Its popularity?—A. D. A. PJi'iiawl DOWKOII, through, whos poem tho name bft-amo popular, wa a student of the classics und took h~ title from the mime of a woman wh figures in tho poetry of Horace. YOUR HEALTH' By DR. FRANK McCOY •uestlena written by readers et The Cillfernlan, addresseel te Dr. Frank MtCey, 6»9 Seuth Ardmera avenue, Lee Annies, will be answered. Inelese a salf-tddreseed slanted en»«U»e. And then Sheila heard a feminine voice. The words reached her clearly. Lightly spoken, taunting words. Tho voices was saying, "—but Dick's girls are always pretty, aren't they?" (Continued tomorrow) HEADACHES ARE OF MANY KINDS I" PATIENT came in who complained ta-.that every Sunday morning he had headache. At other times his head ever ached but, just as sure as Sun- ay rolled around, the dull aching ppearcd. After some questioning I ound that he was fond of eating Some eavy'food such as chill con came, amales or baked cheese sandwiches ate on Saturday night and remained n bed until 11 o'clock Sunday morn- ng. After learning this I was able p tell him to try drinking a glass of range juice or tomato juice at night ather.than using a heavy meal and o avoid sleeping too long In the morning. Instead he was advised to drink plenty of water and take some xerelsea In the morning. I also made onie cluuiKeB in his diet and the re- iblt Is that he has never had a single headache since. I quote this case because It Illus- rates one of the truths about headaches which Is that one who suffers rom. this type of ache Is practicing wrong habits In living and by oluing- ng his habits to good ones he .can .void the headache lii the future. Th'e common " ordinary headache usually comes on' without any .other symptoms. The main feature Is the splitting headache, which may seem as though someone Is striking; tho icad'with'a hammer, other times It nay seem just a dull, disagreeable ache: Many authorities admit that they are puzzled by Migraine or "sick 1 Headache but In my experience I have found It Is no harder to cure this typo than liny ordinary headache. Tho ause of most headaches Is a toxic condition of the body, and, when this underlying toxemia Is removed, I find that the patient gets well just as easily from Migraine headache as any other. Tho thing fo look for in hcadaeho Is the poisoning which la tho fundamental cause. It may urlsu from tho stomach, or tho Intestines, or It may be that, bile is accumulating in tho liver and poisoning thu body, producing the "bilious" headacho. Moro than half of the time the cause wll not bo found In the head Itself, bill In Homo other purl of the body. Occasionally tho poison may come fron Inferior alcohol, too much coffee, 01 from Inhaling tho fumes from irrllat Ing chemicals or the headache nmj come from specific poisons In the bod> which are causing an _ Infectious dls ease such as scarlet fever or influenza Whenever the symptoms of fever ac coinpanleU by headache are found a toxic condition Us Indicated.' High blood pressure, low bloo pressure, hardening of the arteries eye strain, or Infected teeth are o the troubles which may be tho cause o headache. The ache over the top o the heiid Is often duo to bladder truu ble, while a drawing no ho in Ilio bat; uf tho head anil nock is rauned I women by uterine congestion and 1 incit by proslralu trouble. Those having the must headache are frequently of the nervous typ doing mental work. In practically every case of the nervous heartache it will be found that a chronic toxemia Is present, and all that Is necessary to encourage an acute ache is some enervating factor such as lack of sleep or strain due to worry, anxiety, emotional scenes, etc. Once the underlying toxemia Is eliminated these atlents can stand strains just the ame as everyone else without hav- ng to go to bed with a sick head- -che. • Headache Is not a disease but a ymptom and is frequently the only ymptom noted, although inipsea, dlz- iness, fever and vomiting^ may bo •resent. If you will keep track of low many headaches you hear about within two weeks you will be surprised at how common they are. The moon draws tho United States and England closer together at certain times, scientists tell us. Maybe that's what njudc beer appear so imminent to the wets a few weeks ago. A hypocrite Is a man who prays for delivery from temptation and then Blips out to the auto show. A woman is speaker of tho. North Dakota House of Representatives— and a lot of other houses, tooj for that matter. Army engineers on a flood control project have changed tho course of tho Mississippi. It's probably a forlorn hope, but maybe, before tho next war, they'll devlso a means of keeping thu slumgulllon from Inundating the jam In a moss kit. amusing — these words will do, about as well as any, to describe "The Magoo," that new play by Beii^ and Gene Fowler which la now appearing In book form. Usually a play makes rather thin reading. The eye grows weary, plodding throuKh Interminable pieces of dialogue. But in this case I have a notion that reading the play is better than seeing it; for the authors havo Included In their book very elaborate stage directions which, written with a sardonic and Irresponsible humor, Actually make better reading than most of the dialogue. The play lasted but nine days on Broadway. < "The Great Magoo" Is about a. Cone/ Island hootoh dancer and her sweetie, a flamboyant sideshow barker. The girl, having ambitions, proceeds'to get a bit above herself and eventually lands on Broadway na a starred music show performer, while tho boy frleijd sulkn, takes to drink and skids on down the primrose path: and the crux- of the whole business, of course, has to do with their reconciliation and; happy-cver-nfler fadeout. , , » Panic-ally, tho play Is tho. most arrant kind of old- fashioned sentlmentfll. he-loves-her-and-she - loves - him ro-> mance; but by peopling It with whati must be, all In all, -the frowsiest set of folk oyer seen on the stage, ami making the dialogue as foul UH thu police regulations will permit, the authors have given It a new twist. And,. as I say, there are spots where It Is funny. Published by Covlcl-Frledc. "The Great Magoo." -e> « e> ' ' . 4, - : - : - .*»". I ISLANDMAQEE AND GOBBINS |' ' Tomorrow's article: Icudaches." "Treatment for QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Setting-Up Exercises' QUESTION: J. D. writes: ""Please explain to me-tho 'setting-up' exercises and what time of day and how often they should bo taken." ANSWER: The "setting-up" exercises arc those taken while lying down. The exercises should bo taken both night and morning, slowly ut irst, doing each ono two or throe linos and Increasing as you are able, tho exercises before an open window. I will bo glad to send you a hart of these exercises if you will send mo your full name and address on a large stamped envelope. Rapid Pulse QUESTION: Mr. Wlllard G. ask.s: 'What would bo the cause of a pulse rate of 105 when completely at re- msn? Ldto examination showed no definite disorder." ' * ANSW13K: It Is difficult for mo to ndvlso you concerning the rapid heart lu'tlon without being able to examitm you. A number of conditions might cause this, among them being: Valvu- lar leakage of tho heart, hyperthy- roldlsm, the presence of a tumor, etc. However, probably the most common cause In gas pressure, especially when tho patient has had un examination lately and no serious trouble has been found. The technpcrats' four-hour day might give millions employment, but how about six-day bicycle racers? Hard luck for tho farm boys. Just when they get adept at adjusting carburetors, the horse stages a comeback and they've got to learn to knot a halter. iHlandmngee Is a peninsular rather* than an Island, not far from Lnrne In, Ulster, Ireland, and was anciently thot home of the Mageew, and on It .are; curious stone remains of prehistoric' times. The Gobblns arc bold cliffs off the eastern shore, which In recent^ years have been opened to the public* ux before they could only be seen from'- the sea. Their vast precipices 'hold; the secret of many a legend, und meiii havo been hurled from the top of them. They are penetrated by many caves and the rocks provide homes for large flocks of seabirds. Nearby, at Brown's bay, the visitor can see an ancient "rocking stone," a glacial rock of several tons, but the chief scenic attraction for all is the majestic Gob-, bins. - •• — •»** - • ; THE MAIN THING ' Small Boy — Daddy .was run into by) an automobile and he wants to know If you'll lot him have groceries on ; credit. v. Grocer — Has he cot a good lawyer'." —Tho Wheel. Temperament usually is just an ex- cuso for a bad disposition.—Miss Elizabeth Oppenholm, concert pianist. If school authorities studied truancy cases Instead of calling an officer they could prevent much delinquency.—Dr. Giovanni Giardlnl, psychologist, .Western Penitentiary, Pennsylvania. QUESTION: 'Is common salt Salt Ciuhryn De.M. asks: uecoHHury to ll>o body? 1 have been told that one would lose weight if It wert not used." ANSWER: Inorganic sodium uhloriU is never necessary for the body, as this salt is found in an organic form In vegetables and other foods. There Is no harm In using a small amount to imitate that which has been destroyed In cooking, but It will have no perceptible off ret one way or unothvr upon your weight. Questlent written by readers «t The Calllnr- nian, addraiMd te Or. Frank MtCey, Bullderi Eiehange •ulldlni. Let Angelas, will ba an. •wared, Inilest «elf-addreised stamped envelope. I am convinced that wo would not have seen the bunk failure debacle that begun In 1929 had not the buslu for It been laid by unwise laws.— Francis H. Slsson. president American Bunkers' Association. Politicians are mostly decent, respectable follows with a genuine feel- IntT'Tor their families and their friends. Mayor Anton J. Cermak of Chicago. These are days when 'among the teaching forces of our institutions the freest sort of academic freedom should prevail.—Thomas W. Lurnont of J. P. Morgan & Company. A THOUGHT I I «S> — 4> O righteous Father, the world hath not Known thee; but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast &«nt in*.—St. John 17:20. * • » Unless you bear with the. faults of a. friend, you betray your own.—Syrun. ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET OF MODERN HOMES Homey homes—beautiful bungalows—attractive two-story houses—that have born built and occupied by pooplo of modest means ara presented In the illustrated booklet, "Modern Homos," now offered the readers of The Bnkersflold California!! ut u nominal cost and handling charge of U cents. Send for a copy before you plan your own home. H Is full of In- Hplrutjon and practical suggestions. Una this coupon. The Bakersfield Cnllfornlan Information^ Bureau, , Frederic J. Haskln, Director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 6 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for a copy of the booklet "Mod«ni Homes." Name Street City - State..:......

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