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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY Cbttortal of Bafcerstftefo Caltforntan ALFRED HARR13LL- BDITOB AND PROMUETOtt Californtatt Issued Every Evening Except Sunday In Bakersfleld, Kern County, California Kntp.rrd in post office at Bakersfleld, California, as second class ninll matter under tho Act of Congress March 3, 187'J. THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. S. A. LESS AND LESS I T IS good lo see the Technocrats falling out amongst themselves. The chief apostle has been eliminated by the university engineers, they having closed the November, and with the reassembling of Congress, the recommendation was made to reorganize the departments to eliminate expenses, the plan proposed never having had that consideration which promises any real advantage lo the nation. Very properly, the House of Representatives refused to give the measure favorable consideration, and doubtless, with the incoming administration, we shall have a well matured program to prevent the wastage of time and money in the future. For nearly 100 years there has not existed doors against him with the announcement, soum| re||8on w , SQ a , in]c shou , d that they purpose to pursue their own plans c , apge Jjclween a gcneral dcclion am , for an "energy and technology survey." One of the university engineers announces that "Technocracy ceases to exist so far as we are concerned." Which assumes that it really lias existed; and unquestionably its effect has manifested itself to the injury of the business of the United Stales very materially within recent days. The president of the Advertising Federation of America is authority for the statement that "Ill-timed publicity on technocracy has done more harm in slowing up buying at a 'time when buying is badly needed, than has the invention of new machines, accused of putting people out of work." Naturally, if people accept the theory advanced by the Technocrats! Obviously, if nothing is to be worth nothing in the days that are to come, the result will be nothing. The more people you can convince of that, the less reason we shall have for the manufacture of goods to supply a market where people want nothing. Of course thoughtful people never took the Technocrats very seriously, not after a little investigation disclosed the shallowness of their findings. We shall hear less of them as people continue to shut the doors on the chief apostles. AN AMERICAN WAY change in administration, if decreed. The people have all along been in favor of what Senator Norris has battled for, but the politicians were able to defeat the popular will. Directly this change offers great encouragement, not only because it cures a real evil, but because it seems to point the way to a new era when we shall have more government by the people and less by the office holders. TOO ONE-SIDED By FREDERIC J. HASKIN Thousands of Kotemment eiperts ir« working eixmuHly for th« benefit of all cltlceni of tho United Stitoi, Tiny will work directly for you If you will UIB our Wuhtniton Bureau. Thli iiQwipiper employs Mr. Hukln to Ml u an •sent for Its roadors. lit will tike your miller to tho proper authority. SUte your Inquiry briefly, mils cleirly, incl, enclose Scent ilunp for perionil letter In reply. Do not me tmslcirili. Address The Bikerifleld CaJI- rornlin Information Bureau, Frederic J. Hu- kln, Director, Wuhlniton, D. 0. Q. Is basketball played outside Uie United States?—E. C. T. A. While basketball was Invented In thin country, It Is becoming Increasingly popular In foreign lands. Q. Did any of tho ancient civilizations levy sales tuxes?—J. H. A. Athens laid various taxes on sales of commodities In tho markets. Tho taxation of specific commodities like salt was common In Egypt, China, and other ancient states. A general sales tax amounting to as much as 10 pur cent was Impo-sod by the Romuns upon Egypt at one time, but the best known general miles lax of antiquity was probably that, collected In the days of Augustus by Homo. A general sales tax was employed by Spain after the beginning of tho fourteenth century. O VIGOROUS opposition will be raised to the plan to further discuss the debts owing this country by the European nations, that is, with those nations which kept the faith and made their December payments. Naturally, Ihe same sentiment does not run to the defaulters. But it is good to know we shall have an end of the folly of sending commission}' across the waters to have "conversations' with those who owe us money. President- elect Roosevelt is quite willing to have the nations in question present any reasons the\ may have for further consideration of the debt question, but the representatives ol those countries will come to Washington am express their views before the constituted authorities of the United States. That is a good American way, and all of us, we imagine, are a little tired of the commission way which has cqst the United States millions of dollars at home and abroad, and which has placed this country in an unenviable position with our neighbors across the ocean. Mr. Roosevelt recently said that there should be an easy way for debtor and creditor to get together for a discussion of their problems; he has now indicated the way, and what he offers will please the American people. W E » * ai HEARD a good deal some months ago, when the government was placing billions in the hands of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, about the necessity of 'financing self-liquidating projects." Well, that institution has authorized the loan of a little more than two billions of dollars in eleven months. Of this great sum, $l<17,000,000 have gone to help self-liquidating projects, such projects as give employment to some of the 11,000,000 idle men in the United States. That seems a pitiful sum out of two thousand million, doesn't it? The other side of the picture is that the banks and insurance companies have had $1,023,000,000, which, it would seem, should have placed them in a position lo extend some additional credit to the people who need it so badly, and the lack of which is so largely responsible for the continuation of the depression. However, on that side of the scale, it is interesting lo notice that the Secretary of Agriculture loaned $75.000,000 in aid of crop production, $54,000,000 additional for crop marketing and $'18,000,000 for agricultural credits, making, all told, some $170,000,000 thai flowed in the direction of the farmers. Quite a lot of money to be sure, but little enough when compare* with $1,600.000,000 thai passed into the vaults of the banks and the insurance companies. Q. Do fig trees have blossoms?— T. C. A. Because of Hie peculiar structure of tho fig fruit, the flowers' being borne, us It were, on tho Inside of tho receptacle, the blossoms are not visible. The fig tree doea bloom. Q. How far Is a camel supposed to carry u load on a desert without water to drink?—G. F. A. When crossing the desert, cum- cls are expected to carry their loads 25 miles a day for three days without drinking. The fleeter breeds carry their rider and a bag of water BO miles a day for five days without drinking. Q. TIow many patients are there at St. Elizabeth's—the government hospital for tho Insane?—A. G. A. There arc 5037 patients—3473 men and 1564 women. Q. How did the superstition originate concerning seven years' bad luck when a mirror Is broken?—L. B. U. A. This superstition originated with the ancient Romans during tho first century of the Christian era. Tho Romans believed that the health of a person changed every seven years and, as the mirror reflected the health and appearance of tho person, to break It meant to break the health for a period of seven years Hence the belief In seven years' bad luck Q How much has the gross income from farms fallen off since the World War?—G. T. A. In 1919, the gross farm Incom was $16,935,000,000. In 1932, It was 15,200,000,000. Q. Wh.it are tho best piano keys made of?—A. A. A. Ivory Is used for tho white keys. The black keys are made from the hard, heavy heart-wood of the ebony tree. Its natural color Is black, so stain Is not necessary. A GOOD SIGN RANDOM NOTES They have bootleggers in oilier places besides the United States, even in countries where there is no prohibition. But they do not bootleg bad liquor, but good American dollars. Foreign dealers, to quote from an Associated Press dispatch, "are willing to pay fancy premiums for American dollars." And quoted further, "American merchants have frequently received orders for shipment to countries off the gold standard, und when foreign buyers attempt to buy dollar ixchangc in their home markets, they find it next to impossible to get enough to pay. Their governments have clamped down the lid tightly to prevent flight of capital." I Q. How should fish be preserved for study purposes?—W. S. M. A. The Bureau of Fisheries says that either 75 per cent grain alcohol or a, 5 per cent solution of formaldehyde may be used In preserving fish for laboratory and study purposes. The formaldehyde Is much cheaper but U is, of course, harder to handle, since either the fish must be soaked In water after the contact with tho substance, or gloves must be worn, because of the harmful effect of formaldehyde on the human skin. Small fish may simply be dropped into the preserving solution, but If a largo fish Is to be preserved the formaldehyde or alcohol should bo Injected by means of a hypodermic syringe, since If this precaution is not taken tho Interior of the fish will deteriorate before the preservative can penetrate tho skin.. • COIN HKRC TODAY Shtlla Shayne, what* parent! w«r« well- kn»wn vaudeville entertainers, li In New Yerk leeklfii fsr a job. 8h«Ma It • denier. Alter much dlMeuraiament she It hind ta substitute fir Daisy Oleaion, anethar dancer, whi hu strained an inkle. While reheartlnf M J«a Paris' tent shed Shell* meets Trever Lane and Dlek Stanley, rleh and seilally premlnent. Dlek uroes Lane te Include Sheila In the preiram af entertainment •< i tarty hi It ilvlnsi. She refuses, anewlna she will he tee tired after a day ef rehearslne. and the Mrfermance that night. Hewever, Dlek eemea te the theater liter and persuades her te came. She finds herself becemlni Interested In Dlek, thiuih she It well aware that (hit le feellsh. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTKR X Sheila and Blind Tlmmy took their places at tho piano. There was an ixpectant hush over tho room and then Tlmmy struck tho opening: chords of Joe Paris' most recent hit. Sheila sang a verse and then the chorus., There was a patter of applause as she finished. She sang i second song—this time ono of Tlmmy's own, as sho was careful to innounre. She sang with real feeling now, half dancing us she swayed to tho rhythm. Sheila had an individual manner of singing, a manner all tier own, BO closely bound up with her dancing that the two wero rarely separated. Applause boomed out after tho last note. Flushed with delight, tho girl bowed and finally, although the ap- lause continued, sho took her placo among the other guests. Dick moved to her side Immediately. "That was great!" ho told her, beaming with pride. "Say, they wore right when they said you could put over a song number. And how!" "Thank you," Sheila told him gratefully. Sho knew she could dance but about her singing she wasn't certain. Sheila called It "faked singing." Her voice, she felt, wasn't a good voice at nil. She carried a song solely through personality. Cliff Gunther, the latest radio hit, sang next, waving congratulations away with an easy smile. Then the dancing resumed and In Dick's arms •Sheila circled the room. "Isn't Frances dancing?" she asked as a searching glance failed to find the other girl among tho guests. "Miss Barton?" Dick's voice was Indifference itself. "Oh, she's gone. She just came to perform, you know." His voice was easy, but it implied. "We didn't ask her to remain. Now you arc different; you are our guest." There followed ti silence. Then Dick said, "See that chap over there? Tho one talking to the girl In white? That's Gordon Mandrake, the producer. I want you to meet him. It may do you some good sometime Never can toll. And there's Tom Chndwlek, polo player. Westbury Long Island. Tie's a fine fellow. Scot Tracy, the playwright, is there beside him." "I see Clayton Knight, too," remarked Sheila demurely, not wlthou mischief. Clayton Knight was thi most popular leading man of tin season. "I'll say you do!" Dick's smile wa wry. "What woman doesn't?" » • * Mona Ilcanc arrived, trailing in nl most as the party ended. Wasn't sh playing in a Broadway show? Ves, o course. Mona had looked In on tw parties since 11 o'clock, she announce gayly. She wouldn't say where. I!u the had "depended on Trcv" for th real enjoyment of the evening, sh aid. Mona was tiny, blond, spark- Ing. Sheila could sco that sho and Trevor T^ano were good friends—old rlends, It seemed. They Joked and eased each other and finally mado a unoh engagement for tho following lay. That's a date," her host said warn- ngly. "I'll expect you to keep It." 'That's a date," Mona agreed sol- mnly, eyes twinkling. H was cx- ilalned to Sheila that Mona never nade a lunch date with anyone ex- ept Trevor Lane. No, they weren't ngaged. Still, they wero very rlemlly. There wero rumors and no ne would bo greatly surprised to hear f an engagement. And then as Mona trailed her ovoly, luxurious way out, Dick onco nore sought out Sholla. Half a dozen •ouths hud been doing their best to »ntertaln her. It was pleasant to see Dick's smiling face onco more, still nore pleasant to seo the youthful iwalns dissolve at his approach as hough they considered themselves In- erlopcrs. Two girls looked after him In mock unnoyance. 'Those are Trevor's cousins—years nmnger than they look, If that Is josslblc," Dick explained. "They are >onrdlng school girls, but wouldn't vou think them Just out of tho chorus? Though you never can tell these days—" Instantly he bit his Up—stopped short and flushed painfully. "Oh, gosh, what n thing to say. I didn't mean that. Really—" "t am not a chorus girl," Sheila said coldly, her eyes half lowered. "Sheila, please—" Tho agony In his voice was obvious. If she had felt any hurt or any retal- atlng desire to hurt, it faded. "I know what you meant," she said, trying to laugh but flushing, too. "Those girls, of course, are from good families but they do Inok cheap and common in such low cut dresses. And they're wearing too much make-up. "Xo chorus girl would attend a party looking like that," she went on, trying to hide her discomposure. "They wouldn't dare! Stage women —I'm a stage woman, Dick, In case you arc Interested as to how T catalog myself—have to he so careful to live down the reputation that ha* been given them. Whenever a newspaper prints any scandal. If tho has ever been connected with tho stage In any way the headlines shriek the words 'chorus girl' or 'actress.' "As a matter of fact many stage women leave off make-up entirely on the street or at parties. Wo have to be extremely careful In our dress, our behavior, our conversations and onr love affairs or we are misunderstood.' "But not by the people who renll} matter," Dick said quickly. He wondering if this girl had been mado to suffer because of her calling. "Everyone matters' Kvery adverso criticism mounts up and conies horn to roost. In the theater just as In politics one can't be too careful." "In that case." Dick announced "I'm out of politics." Sheila smiled. "Don't Inuph at me I was Just warming up to my sub ject. Do j'ou remember Alice tlrady the screen actress? She usert to listr when the office girls or stenographer got together at the studio nml whe they made any cricltlsms of bor wor she could consider tho change thcl conversation suggested. Sho Raid the formed a part of her audience an Jiey counted, Sho would drive around o half a doiicu theaters some nlghla o try to find out what, people really liought of her acting. She spent days —literally . tluys—correcting the way ho walked because she heard two 'omen call It 'dreadful'." Suddenly Sheila's mood changed, ho looked up smiling. 'And now, relhren, hero endeth the first les- on!" 'I'm sorry, honey. 1 didn't know. Do forgive me," Dick whispered. Sheila turned dancing eyes upon him. "Mr. Stanley, since I am a ,stnge vomnn and not n society girl, don't ou think Miss Shnyne would bo bet- er, for the first 2-1 hours at lenst?" May I choose what I call you tho ollowlng 24?" His tone was low, noanlngful. ' "I shall still be a stage woman." "You needn't be—always." Sheila's eyes narrowed slightly, but he shrugged her shoulders and smiled. You work rather fast, don't you?" "I havo to. I'm not tho only man in ho world with excellent taste." "Don't you mean perfect taste?" He bowed, amused. "I mean that, of course." "We'll see what you mean." The party was nenrtng a close. Tre- ror's cousins, wearing an amazing imount of ormlno and, with callow escorts, left giggling and'gleeful. They vero going to some club, they said. Blind Tlmmy had disappeared. "I'll take you home, of course," Dick said is Sheila looked about her. "HoWever, I've a few more duties as host. Can you wait?" Presently the last of the laughing crowd had departed and Sheila and Dick made their way to his car. ''Think over what I've said." Dick told ler ns he drew tho roadster up before ner door. "You're going lo let me seo you some times, aren't you?" "Of course." He waited until a tiny light in tho hall was extinguished. Sheila as the last one in (according to a sign hung on the chandelier) was to leave tho hall In darkness. Dick Stanley smllec" to himself. Then he said, "Oh, damn!' fumbled for a cigaret, lighted It and was off. (Contfnued Tomorrow) «-•-* TEN YEARS AGO (Tlii) Californium this (lato, 1023) Mary Miles Minter said today sh» u plans to quit tho movies and marry uls Sherwln as soon as ho can-divorce his present wife. M.ISH Bertha Combs and Miss Alva ^ucoy are being entertained prior to heir departure for Honolulu on a rip. , Members of tho Rotary Club wore •egaled with local poetry written by a sholk of the desert, "Nllmah," according to G. H. Qalbralth, who presided. A trifle more than one-fifth of an nch of rain fell during the night. * Several Mexicans havo been brought nto court for annoying girls at a ocal school grounds. TWENTY YEARS AQO (Tim CollforuUn. this date, 1013) Tho mutilated body of a man, a, terrible discovery, was mado by several small boys playing In a culvert near the 000 block on Nineteenth, street. * Rakcrsflold Is seeking a 25 per cent reduction in llro Insurance rates. At this time the city Is awaiting thti Inspection of tho flro-flghtlng apparatus by the underwriters. Moro than 300 miles of good roads* arc being planned for the county. Mrs. C. 13. Ball Is entertaining friends from Los Angeles. Mr. and Mrs. Will Davis of Inyo county are visiting Mrs. Boono Newell and Mrs. Leo Pauly here. Dr. George Buchner has returned from San Francisco. THIRTY YEARS AQO (The Culironilim. this data, 1003) Despite the failure to secure a jury conviction here In a test case. Sheriff Kelly says he will continue to enforce the anti-gambling laws and will arrest gamblers. Oil men In the county want a law to protect their wells from water coming through from Improperly handled wells In adjoining lands. Rain has brought up tho level of tho river more than one foot. Mr. and Mrs. A. Welll entertained the Kuchre Club. Kd Lewis, Buttonwlllow rancher,* la in town. J. H. Sheridan, Ham Farris, Andrew Olcese and Senator White are engaging In a handball tournament on tho Noriega court. *» 4 • » The "eternal light" erected by patriots in New York after the armistice has burned out. longer than tho Yanks wero fighting for. At that, It lasted "eternal peace" tho If the JGOOO reward money for the capture of "Pretty Boy" Floyd, Oklahoma bandit, over is assembled in one spot, they'd better keep It secret. Floyd bus stuck up banks for less than that. When a fellow leans over to look into theso new auto radiators he's nit to como up looking like a grilled halibut steak. Someone should tell President Hoover that at last there arc two cars in many a. garage—both without license plates. Ohio nudists are planning a summer camp. This should clear up technical unemployment among Buckeye mosquitoes. Nobody can accuse Charlie of robbing a bank where the money wasn't Insured.—Charles Floyd, Sr., 75-year- old grandfather of Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, the southwest's notorious fugitive bandit. ' In my opinion the "Buy American" movement tends to Intensify ill-feeling and removes more distantly in tho future our hopo for a normal return of International trade among the nations of tho earth.—Mayor Ray T. Mlllor of Cleveland, Ohio. By DR. FRANK McCOY Oueltlens written by reader! at The Callfornlan, addressed to Dr. Frank McCoy. M9 South Ardmore avenue. Los Angelei, will be answered. Intlose * self-addressed stamped envelope. MILK, A USEFUL FOOD WHEN RIGHTLY USED The greatest mistake F SENATOR NORRIS had never rendered any other service worth while to the nation, he would still be entitled to the gratitude of the people because of his long and successful 12-years' battle in favor of elimination of "Lame Ducks." The final adoption of the constitutional amendment makes it certain that we never shall again have such a disgraceful situation as that which now obtains in Washington. In the years hereafter, the time between the election of congressmen and their induction into office will be of short duration, and the will of the people can thus be almost immediately expressed in the legislative halls. Time after time Senator Norris has succeeded in securing the passage of his bill in the Senate, only lo have it defeated in the House. The members of the latter body would neither listen to the voice of wisdom nor the voice of the people, and it was not until the pressure became so great that even those case-hardened congressmen could no longer resist il, that the popular demand was heeded. It is good to know, too, that hereafter the time between election and the inauguration of the new President will be tremendously shortened. The folly of continuing a President in office for four months after he is defeated is well illustrated by the conditions that obtain in Washington at the present time. For instance, in the matter of the reduction of governmental costs, four years passed with no accomplishment in thai direction. And then, after the election last And here is where the bootlegger comes in. "To gel around this ban, which is enforced in 35 foreign countries, the money bootlegger is active. Me obtains dollars Ihe best way he can, smuggles them into the country where bans are enforced and sells them at premiums which net attractive prolits compared with prices fixed on the restrictive home exchange markets." We are devoting ourselves to maintaining the American dollar at its full standard value, and some of our foreign friends arc proilting from it. Cheap money is an advantage to them, and more and more the idea is gaining favor here in America that a little inflation would be helpful to us. * * * The prices of necessities continue to fall. Admission to baseball games is only two bits now in San Francisco. Thai is not an arbitrary price, but league managements have the authority to make the charge as low as that if they arc so disposed, and seats in the grandstand have likewise been cut 10 cents. And yet somebody said recently that we had reached the bottom of the'depression. Hut if seats to ball games are cut to 25 cents, there is no diminution in the price of orange juice in the belter type of hotels in Southern California. The check calls for anywhere from 35 cents to 50 cents, hotel Q. What is tho origin of John Dull ae. a nickname for England?—M. T. A. In 1712 Doctor John Arbuthnot wrote a political satire In which ho personified several nations. ISngland was called John Hull, France was called I^ewls Baboon, Holland was called Nicholas Frog. Only tho English name has endured. What Is a design patent?—K. O. A design patent is given one Q. A. who has invented a new, original and ornamental design for an article of manufacture, such as an ornamental design ou wall paper, rugs, or furniture. Q. What wero the Lancastrian schools?—S. M. S. A. Not until the Nineteenth century was well advanced was there any public school system in the United States. In 1798 In England, Joseph Lancaster established at Southwark a free school for tho poor. DeWItt Clinton becamo Interested In public education In New York and Instigated the Public School Society. The Lancas- trian system by that time was known in America and was adopted. The principle on which It operated provided for a teacher aided by monitors selected from the pupils as they advanced. As many as 1000 pupils wero Instructed by one teacher and these assistants. Q. Under what authority has the number of Immigrants permitted to come to tho United Slates been so stringently limited since li'IlO? — O. 1"J. A. Tho American consuls abroad, on account of th« existing shortage of Jobs, have enforced that provision of the Immigration Act of 1917 which calls for exclusion of aliens who are likely to become public charges. The application of this policy to the quota countries of Europe was announced by the President on September S, 1930. I T WOULD be a hard task to find an article of .diet more written about than milk, which has been called the most nearly perfect food. The beauties of the Roman era are said to have taken baths In milk; and we hear a great deal about the extremely long and healthful lives of peoples using an abundance of fermented or soured milk; three thousand years ago Moses laid down the rule that milk and meat should not be taken together and this still stands today as a sound rule to follow. The latest news Is to feed vitamin D to cows as It Is thought that milk from them will help to prevent rickets In babies. When we sppak of milk wo rnfer to cows' milk although that from buffaloes, asses, goats and reindeer has been used. I am firmly convinced that milk is one of the most valuable foods, provided one understands a good food provided one understands Its proper use In tho diet. Correctly continued, It makes a good food for both children and adults and babies thrive on pure milk and orange juice. Milk contains Important amounts of calcium and phosphorous and these elements are needed to build good bones. Calcium is often deficient In tho average diet, hut both milk and iPHfy vegetables are rich In It and these two foods should therefore bo used to give the calcium which might otherwise be lacking. Whole milk is one of the best, sources of Vitamin A and it contains vitamin B, as well. Milk Is classed us a protein food, protein being used In the body to rebuild worn-out tissues. Milk also contains fat and carbohydrate and must bo considered as a very nourishing food. Many people- look on It as a drink, but It should br regarded an a solid food and should bo "chewed" In tho mouth, for sucl It becomes after forming In curds fron the action of the stomiu'h Juices. Instead of swallowing It In big gulps you should mix it around in the moutl with tha saliva, am! swallow It In >>mall sips. Ono taking a quart milk wllV get about tho same values as though ho had made a meal o meat, butter and sugar. Milk is lack Ing In Iron and vitamin C but, If or ange juice Is added to it, or tomat Q. Who was the first person to see a germ? — C. S. A. Anthony van Leeuwenhoek. He lived almost 300 years ago. While he did not invent the microscope, he la said to have made 247 lenses. He was the best lens-grinder of hlu time. managements there apparently not having heard that prices of everything, including oranges, are down. But let us not Und fault with the holel men; admittedly they arc having a tough time of it. Q. What will the lineup be in the House of Representatives in the Seventy-third Congress?—E, M. V. A. According to an unofficial Hat of the members there will he In tho House of Representatives 312 Democrats, 117 Republican!) and C Karmer- I<abora. In the Senate there will bo u9 .Doino/ratn, 30 Republicans, and 1 Farmer-Labor. juice, one may live on the combina tlon for years. Those following milk diets for stom ueh ulcers for several weeks or month will be well-nourished, provided tha thuy use from four to six quarts o milk per day and providing they us somu of the fresh acid fruit juices 1 addition. Milk has been called a "protectlv food." By this Is meant that It con talus food clem for those lacking which mako u menu wl ig in a diet of proteins and tubers. Uy using milk Hi dio'f will bo bettor balanced than Would bo if meat and .bread wore use alone. Othor protective foods are ra fruits and leaf vegetables. mado with Ilk is using It at a full meal already nlaining meat and bread. This akes a poor combination. The best ay to take milk IB to use "a quart of Ilk as a meal, say for lunch. One assful may be taken every 15 mln- tcs until four have been taken. It helpful to add orange juice, or to se acid fruits along with tho milk leal as tho fruit acids help to digest 10 milk curds. Thus milk and cher- es, or milk and oranges may be used. ormlng a delicious, digestible und ourishlng lunch. There are hundreds of useless words in the English language, observes a lecturer. "Keep Off the Grass." 'Please Remit," "Men Wanted"—to mention only a few. Down In the Congo, they've discovered a tribe of natives who can leap to i height of over seven feet. If loyal alumni groups are up to their stuff we should see these dark boys In col- ege football lineups next fall. VIEWPOINT OF THE READERS You cannot expect a Quaker to discuss politics with a New York Dutchman on Sunday".—Governor Gifford* I'lnchot of Pennsylvania, commenting en conference with President-elect. Roosevelt. Diplomats are political servant* whose duty It is to their governments to spend the Intervals of peace arranging that each war seems Inevitable to the people.—Arthur Brander?, * British economist. Cynicism to the contrary, love is first and success Is next.—Fritz Krels- % ler, violinist and composer. A THOUGHT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Amaurotic Type Baby QUESTION: Mrs. S. writes: "Last umnicr our baby, now 17 months old, •as picked as the healthiest of 00 abl«s, but after recently taking her 0 the hospital for an attack of con- ulslons, the doctors havo notified us hat she Is a baby of the amuurotie ypo and say that wo must lose her. 'hey never suspected this for she vould smile and laugh like all chil- !ren, would play with toys and has .Iways eaten well. The convulsive at- aeks cause her to turp purple and tho octors say she may live a week or hree months. Wo have given up our lorno In order to help hor. My hus- arid Is very fond of children. Do you hink It would bo advisable for us to lave another child?" ANSWER: If your baby Is ronlly if the amaurotlc type, It Is very dlf- Icull to tulvisc you definitely. This Haeasc seems to bo hereditary and •uns In families, but the cause of lliti disease is unknown. Regarding your having another child, this would have to bo left to you own discretion, but ho chances arc about fifty-fifty that othor children would bo similarly affected. I might say, however, that 1 is vory easy lo mako a mistake in diagnosis with similar conditions which are not ni'ct'Hsarlly of the fatal type. The retina of the eye .should bu examined through an ophthalmoscope to see If the disk and the cherry- red spot, which Is diagnostic of thu disease, Is present. I would certainly try a fasting and cleansing diet regimen to see If this would not product! some improvement, since there Is no recognized method of treatment at the present time. KDITOH'S NOTE: The Cultfornlan wilt print tettcn from readers. Much Icttcri inuit be ronflncil to l. r »0 words, vvrttlrri legibly ami on ouo Ride of. tho paper. They must be bona- fldely signed by the writer with complete address given, which will be published. No anonymous t-utumunlcatlon will be printed. Tills Is emphatic. 'Ilic California!! reserves th» light to irjrcl any or all manuscripts and ti nut ronpoiiblblo for sentiments contained therein. Hyperthyroldlam QUESTION: U. asks: "Can over- activity of the thj-roid gland be cured?" ANSWER: An overactlvity of the thyroid gland is called hyperthyrold- tsm and can be cured through dietetic measures. A series of short fasts, alternating with a careful diet will bring about satisfactory results. Tho diet should oxcludo starches und sugars fur u long period of time. Quistlint written by readers el The Cilllor- nlan, addressed to Dr. Frank MiUoy. Builders Eishanjo Bulldlna, LM Angeles, will be an- iwortd. Ineleit mil-addressed ilainied envelope. NEW DEAL FOR SILVER Garlock, Calif., Jan. 'J3, 1933. Editor of Tin; Callfornlan: Please advlso Ihe Legislative Assembly of California, through your columns to use their influence by a resolution to Congress, to monetize silver at a ratio of forty (40) to one (1) with gold or 50 cents per ounce. Fifty cents per ounce, is about tho average cost of silver produced In the United States. We should have free-colnngo of all silver produced in Ihe Unlteil States. This will not jeopardize the government In any way and will In many ways bo a long step forward In relieving the unemployment situation and at Iho same (lino increasing tho cirniliitliig medium of exchange. A sullablt! tiirlff iigiitnxl Ihe importation of foreign silver should also bp uiiactr-d. II Is not my ulin lo draft a bill with t.-s many attendants but. just a word 0 the wlc<>. And you nru hereby glv- MI the right and privilege lo cnlargo ipon n ml add to the subject any In- 'ornwtion that you may have recourse o, that in your opinion will bo of M'linfll to Ihe ubovo suggestion. inrlock, Calif. J. D. VOSS. - *-•-» - f - — ' - * | WALES AND THE LEAK | 1 I .?> - : - . - A, Wales Is only a littlo country, but apart from Its line mountain and sea coast scenery, It always manages to \L other uttraclloiis for its visitors. Two days after thu new year, Aberystwyth holds St. Paul's Eisteddfod, an ancient singing festival. It enters into winter sports on the mountain snows, but also schedules such events as the rugby football match at Swansea on February 4 between Wales and Scotland. On St. David's day, the festival of Its national saint is widely Ob- nerved. St. David, a fifth century saint, Is said to have lived on bread and wild leaks, which explains why on this day, all patriotic Welshmen wear leaks and consume "Cock-a-leekie. 1 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.—St. Mark 7:15. • • • Reason deceives us often; conscience never.—Rosseau. *-»-• LEFT BEHIND Colonel (to soldier accused of being absent without leave)—What have you got to say for yourself? i Private—Well, sir, It was like this. I got to Waterloo and I was about to open the carriage door when a baud outside the station struck up tho national anthem. I stood at attention until It was finished, and when I turned around the bllnkln' train had gone!—Humorist. IN FOR A LONG TIME "Is the managing director in?" "Yes.' 1 "May 1 speak to htm?" "When ho comes out." "When will he conui out?" "In four years." — Sohwcizor Illus- tricrUi. PREPARE FOR THAT PAINT OR CONCRETE JOB Those who are planning odd jobs of painting or concrete around tho city homo or on tho farm will find t helpful and a matter of economy us well If they will send for tho booklets on those subjects now ivnlliiblo through our Washington Bureau. Those booklets of 112 pages each havo been prepared by government and other exports and :;onlnin a wealth of advice and Information In tho most condensed and practical form. Because of a small saving In postago It Is possible to make a combination offer of Iho two book- lots for 7 cents, Instead of tho •! 1'iMils each costs when they aro mailed Hepuratcly. In filling out the coupon be sure to make It clear which booklet you wunt If you are not ordering both of them. The Bakersfleld Callfornlan Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. • Enclosed find cents In coin (carefully wrapped) for which please send me flio "Paint" and "Concrete" booklets. • » Name.. Street.. City State...

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