The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on January 27, 1933 · Page 18
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"""j'^V'^V*^ Vi -^d'^-v ^^^P^^*^ 1 %**^^|^^W^^f^f^^^ FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1933 Cbttortal $age of Hfyt A L F R B D MARnjot,fc , BDITOn AND {JaltfamUu* Issued jivevy Evening .ISxcept Sunday In Bakersllcld, Kern County, California Entered In post office at Bakcrsneld, California, as second .MUSK iniill mutter under the Act of Congress March .1, ISiJ. THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. 8. A. _ HOLDS A LESSON r p.HERE is nothing in the flnuncial situn- JL lion of the state today which could not have been anticipated a year or even two years ago. That there would be a definite recession in revenue must have been clear to all those who have to do with the conduct of the government, and that being true, it would seem that the same cautious policy would have been adopted by the state that has found favor with industry the country over. The average corporation and the individual business man long since recognized that incomes would be greatly diminished so long as the depression continued, and recognizing that, they proceeded to readjust their affairs with a view to weathering the storm. But not so the state government. Reckless spending was the rule, with the knowledge that the available treasury resources would soon be exhausted. And so today we have a deficit of $9,500,000, and no plan in sight (b secure the necessary revenue to balance the budget. That statement, to be sure, is not wholly accurate, for there is a way. And already there are not lacking executives and legislators who are proposing an ad valorem tax which will place an additional burden upon the properly of the state to provide the funds necessary for governmental maintenance. Facing such a situation, it is no wonder that exasperated agriculturists and others are suggesting recall proceedings, with the view of securing some relief. Naturally, many thoughtful people will not view such a proposal with favor, but they will agree, that desperate people sometimes seek desperate remedies. Already at Sacramento they are beginning to talk about registering warrants as early as next May because of the exhausted treasury. This would mean that thousands of employes and scores of business houses would be forced to accept promises to pay instead of money. Not in over 40 years has California faced such a situation, and a pitiful feature of it is that nobody appears to be able to offer a plan that promises succor. The lawmakers have been in session for several weeks now, and no practical step has been taken looking to the balancing 'of the budget for the next biennium. Nobody has made a sound suggestion calculated to solve the problem arising from the nine and a half million dollar deficit. As was feared, the greatest degree of interest manifested in the legislative proceedings is in the investigation of the administration of the past two years. That holds first place as against any constructive measures designed to relieve the treasury and to provide for a balanced budget covering the ensuing two years. Of course the people of the state very largely have themselves to blame for what has happened. It is timely to repeat that the people of any political unit are themselves responsible for the kind of government they have. If they are willing to jeopardize themselves by the election of careless or incompetent officials, they must expect to pay ,the penalties that arise from inefficient government. Possibly and probably, with tho lesson of the past tAvo years, California voters will exercise greater care in naming their officials during the years that are ahead of us. the public employ. But it is suggested that there is far greater room for retrenchment through eliminating some of the luxuries that have Crept into government within the last few years, the matter of transportation affording a ready illustration. According to the latest figures, there are 38,433 vehicles registered by the state for which no licenses arc issued. Included in this number arc the motor vehicles used by the public utilities, some 25,000 cars being utilized in the public service. Figuring the purchase price of these cars, their upkeep and depreciation, it may readily be determined that • the state and the counties are bearing an enormous expense. Here is one place where a very material saving can be effected by returning to the order that once obtained. And in that return there would be no appreciable lessening of the service rendered to the public. MISTAKE THE SENTIMENT A 1 By FREDERIC J. HASKIN Slop i ffllnut* and think about this fact. Tou can aik our Information Bur»iu an; queitlon of fact and let th« antwtr back In a perional lottor. It li a Brett educational Idea Introduced Into the lire! of tho most intelligent people In the world—American nownnapor read- on. It I) a part of that belt purpoic of a newipapcr—Service. There li no charne e«- cept 3 cenli In coin or mumps for return PMl- BKC. Do not uso PMtaardi. Get the habit of uklnB queitloni, Address your letter to Tho Ilaktrifleld California!! Information Bureau, Frederic J, Ilatkln, Director, Washington. D. C. Q. When was the last national live bird shoot held In the United States?— P. A. D. A. The last- grand American was held at Kansas City, Missouri, In 1902. Pour hundred fifty-six shooters participated. Thirty-three shooters tied lor first position with 25 birds each. In the shootoff. H. C. Hlrschey of Minneapolis, was the ultimate winner. 1 ' THIS moment it would appear that the effort of Senator Breed and others in behalf of a reduction of the expenses of maintaining the schools of the state will end in failure. A minority in the Senate has succeeded in blocking the movement for a Constitutional amendment designed to force the educational system to meet a part of the cut in public expenses in the interest of economy, although such amendment would have still given to the schools a per capita equal to that of 192*9. And no thinking person will pretend that Ihe schools of 1933 are so much belter managed, arc so much more efficient, as is indicated by the added costs of today, as compared with the dale named. Senators who blocked the proposal doubtless reached the conclusion that they were acting in response to public .sentiment. In no activity is there a more effective lobby than in connection with the school department of Ihe state 1 . But the propaganda that comes through that activity does not represent the sentiment of the public any more than it does the vast body of teachers in the public schools. There is no sound reason why, in the wide movement for enforcing economy in the public service, the schools should not bear a fair share of the reduction, and particularly is that true since it is within the knowledge of every thoughtful person that this could be accomplished without in any manner impairing the efficiency of the system. It is unfortunate for the people, unfortunate for the school department, and, in the end, it will be unfortunate for the responsible leadership thereof, that a constructive, temperate measure like that proposed by Senator Breed should have been defeated by mistaken legislators. It is entirely possible that such defeat may result in accentuating the sentiment that now exists, and to such an extent that drastic legislation may result in the future in the effort to find a remedy for the high cost of government. RANDOM NOTES BEGIN HERE TODAY Shell* Shiynt. white larenlt »»• will-kmwn vaudivllle .nt.rtalnin,. la In New Y«rk leak- Ini fer • lei. Bhtlla It a danitr. Attar mueh dlMiurtMinint the U hired It iiiiiMule ter Daily Otcutn, utther danter, whe hai teralned an ankle. While rahearilnt at Jn Peril' ami itita Sheila ntecti Trtvtr Lane and Dlik Stanliy, rlih and itclally iramlnant. Dick urtee Lane ta liuluda Sheila, In tha »ro- •ram af etitirtalnmint at a tarty he U ilvlni. Shall* deillnei but Dick eemaa t* tha theater later and imuidet her t* tome. At the party the meati etveril eelakrltlei, Ineludlni Oardm Mandrake, vail knemn are- ' dunr. She'ten Dlik Ireauenlly durlni the nait few dayi and he telli her Mandrake Is Intereited In her and la lelitt l» after her • part In t play. Hawever, Mandrake data net da a*. Praiantly Oaliy aiauan la (kit ta dinea aialn and Shall* tlndi herielf rat *f * Jtk *mt mar*. NOW 00 ON WITH THE 8TOHY CHAPTER XII Sheila reached home one afternoon after a fruitless round of agents', offices weary, hot,, yet with that unmistakable feeling that sooner or later something pleasant was going to happen. Could It be that Dick was back and had telephoned? Dick had been out of town for some time, writing Sheila a careless 'line now and then. She descended Into the odorous, tidy kitchen which was Ma's Inlr, only to find It empty. The kettle on the cold stove, was' dead. Curtains blew on the mild breeze full of dead heat at the window. Carefully washed milk bottles stood In an orderly row. The clock ticked Importantly. Sheila sank into a chair and fanned herself with her hat. Ma Ix>well was "down the block" probably,, sealed In a rocker In someone's back yard, Idly and Innocently gossiping. Times were slack In summer among theatrical rooming house keepers. But Ma always left a pitcher of Iced tea In the refrigerator and, pouring with drawing knives or it maybe Put herself n g | nsSi sheila lingered grate- Q. < What nominees for positions In Presidents' cabinets have been rejected by tho Senate?—H. II. A. Under Andrew Jackson, Roger B. Taney of Maryland was rejected as secretary of the treasury; under John Tyler, James M. Porter was rejected as secretary of war, David HInshaw ns secretary of tho navy, and Caleb Cu.shlng ns secretory of the treasury; under Andrew Johnson, Itenry Stan- borry as attorney general; and under CnolldBe, Charles Beechor Warren was twice rejected at attorney general. Q. How should nn Oregon fir mast for H yacht be cut and treated for use next summer?—U. D. A. The forest service says that the wood for the construction of a yacht's must should be sawed out of the Oregon fir In a square shape and then tapered. It should bo worked down "Mr. Mandrake's office? This is Miss lhayne calling: I have a message ask- ig me to phone." \ The telephone operator's voice ounded aloof, noncommittal, "Paine? What do you want to talk to Mr. Man- Take about?" Sheila frowned unhappily. This ecmed a bad,'omen. The entire .office hould, she felt, have been electrified o receive "Shayno!" she repeated patiently. Sheila Shayno. ' Mr. Mandrake called me an hour ago." After an Intermln- iblo stretch .of heart beats and tele- ihone clicks another more decisive illck Bounded in the receiver. A voice. » * • • * But It was not Mandrake. It was a vonmn's voice, clipped and haughty his time, asking what Sheila wanted. "Mi-. Mandrake called me at about 2:30 and asked mo to call. This Is Sheila Shayno speaking." There was a silence. "Mr. Mand/ake was In conference from 2 until 3," the voice announced as If that settled the matter. Ruses o reach great producers are not uncommon and It is a secretary's business to keep such calls away from her In a lathe and turned. It should be cut out now and the wood allowed to be properly seasoned before Us uso in the construction of the mast next summer, 'No special treatment other than the seasoning Is necessary. Spar varnish Is generally used to cover wood for such a' purpose. Q. Can a postmaster also bo tov,-n clerk?—T. W. A. The post office department says that postmasters arc not allowed to hold elective offices of any kind. Q. What is the Associated Press?— Z. R. T. A. The Associated Press Is a cooperative, nonpartlsan, and nonpollti- c.-il association of newspapers. All nlfcmbur papers contribute tho news of their locality for the general Kood and pay a weekly assessment for the service. The service consists of telegraphic information :IH soon as possl- blo of all Important happenings to Mi'-h newspapers as are members of the association. The Press controls private wires exceeding 22,000 miles for day service and 28,000 miles for night service. Over 1.0,000 words ni-e received and transmitted dally. The president and board of directors serve without salary. fully. Then suddenly she spied It. A scrap of paper propped against the sugar bowl on the red checkered table. A telephone message, tt nickel carefully placed in a prominent spot lest Sheila might not have the chnnge. Dear Mai She knew that lack of a nickel coulc spell downright disaster! • • * The note read: "Sheila call Mr Mandrake at Bryant 0025. It may be a Job.—Ma." Ma had taken messages before Scrawled in the corner, as an afterthought Sheila found, "Must o phoned around 2:30." It was hardly 3:30 now. If Mandrnk wanted to see her that afternoon she had time to reach his office even allowing a. half hour In which to freshen up. She was trembling ns the nlcke chimed In the pay telephone in th< street door hull. Sheila gave th Bryant number without looking" at th paper in her hand. Early in the sea son she had memorized It. employer. The — tho time may be wrong," Sheila stammered. "But that was. the message I received " • • • ' "Sorry!" This time the voice dismissed her. "Mr. Mandrake, hits gone for the day." Tho connection severed sharply. In a daze Sheila hung up the receiver. Whatever the chance that had dangled b,efore her for a brief Instant, she had 'lost it. Lost It by a few hours, while making useless rounds among useless agents! "Well," Sholla thought, trying to laugh, "I wanted a shampoo and I can wash my hair now." But it wasn't funny—losing the chancre of a Job with Mandrake. No matter how she tried, Sheila couldn't persuade herself that it was. Flitting downstairs, she lighted tho gas under the water tankf waited 16 minutes, turned it off and flitted upstairs again with nn armful of towels. The next hour she devoted .to splash- Ing, rubbing and rinsing her dark hair, diligently. Outside .the bathroom on tho second floor was a roof. Ma allowed an occasional roomer to sit there on a chair taken from the bathroom and view the beauties of a dozen backyards while recently shampooed hair dried in the wind or hosiery fluttered from a line. Sheila belonged to the elect and she clambered through the window. Her hair, already half-dried, curled In tight ringlets about her forehead. o • • The telephone rang, sharply, Insistently. There was no one else in the house —unless that young man who had Just taken the parlor floor had come in. Another sharp peal sounded. Gee, I hate to .to down there Just to tell someone that • Miss ' Belt Isn't here any morel" Sheila grumbled. Miss Boll was a popular young woman who had recently departed and for whom the telephone rang constantly-. Of course It couldn't be a message, for Sholla herself. Dick never called In tnld-afternoon. Phil Short was, away. An agent wouldn't call at such an hour. But there was no help for It. Sheila would: have to answer. "Hello," she said indifferently. Then her face 'changed, brightened.. It was Mandrake himself whose voice she heard. "Miss Slmyne?" the voice sad. "This Is Mandrake speaking. 1 called you this afternoon—from the club. You weren't In." "Oh, ,Mr. Mandrake!" Sheila felt suddenly weak,'her throat dry. "I saw you at Lane's . the , other night," tho man went on. (He had seen her fully three months ago but that didn't matter.) "I liked those songs you sang. Clever. I wonder If we couldn't get together on a .part fo)r my new show?" There was a pause. Mandrake seemed to be waiting for her to speak. "T—I—that would be fine, Mr. Mandrake." "You aren't signed, I take it? If you aren't I'd' like to talk to you this evening. "T_*t mo see"—there was a pause—"It's $ now. Wo both have to eat. Why not have dinner together? Suppose I send my car for you at .7?" Sheila drew a deep breath. "Thank you so much. .I'd love to go." "I'll bring a-contract along and we'll talk It over. If we can como to terms I'd like you to go Into rehearsal tomorrow." Sheila hung up the telephone in. a daze. Mandrake—a Job—and rehearsal tomorrow! Oh, could it all be true? (Continued Tomorrow) Coeds spend only ?5 a year on cosmetics, a recent survey shows. But what $5 worth of cosmetics, properly applle'd, costs college men, only their fathers can estimate. Considering the epidemic of bankruptcies, it's refreshing to «flnd merchants hero and there still doing business at the same old standstill. TKN YEARS AQO . (Tin Cailfornlaii, thli date. 10S3) . y 'Asiibury Hurpending, discoverer } 6t gold In the famous Clear Creek district of Kern county, founder of the . town of Havllah, and active promoter of mining development In the mountains of this county died In New York yesterday. .•'..'•. State" highway officials arc favoring ' tho Cholame highway lateral to the sea for valley residents. It now takes more than 27,000 German marks to equal one American dollar.' . - < Miss Virginia Bone wilt become the" bride of P. P. Strlcklln, ibf this evening. : , . . v ','• •; Due to good prices for cotton last season, some men clearing 4200 an acre, It Is predicted there will be an Increase in planting this season. '. TWENTY Y«AR* AQO - (Tlio California!!, thtl dale. 1018) The man found murdered under a * culvert here by a group of small boya, has boon Identified as Teoflla Q. Gala, a .Filipino, and the sheriff Is now hot on the trail of the supposed murderer.. "Jeff," a setter owned by Joseph . Chanslor, Is 'provlpg the sensation of the field trials for fine hunting dogs now being held at Gosford. ' Mr. and Mrs. J. Sutherland have' gone on n brief visit to Los.Angeles. Adle Northstrom, of the dispatcher's offlbe IsUaklng a shorfvacation from her work. ' »••''• A. E. Ralne has resigned as superintendent of the Bakersfleld Iron Works. s THIRTY YEARS AGO (The CalUornlan, thli date, 1903) "The Man From Mexico," a play, will be presented here on Friday by Leslie Morosco. 9 Morrow & Hussey are selling fine men's suits at prices ranging from 16.95 to )12.96. Aurello Herrera will fight his next big battle In Butte, Montana. Miss Beatrice Wlthrow entertained friends at her homo this afternoon. The "We Hope" Mining Company has received a certificate to double ita capital stock, Mrs. Jack Sanderson has gone to Fresno for a brief visit. Scientists report that man's jawbones and teeth are deteriorating from the use of soft foods. Just the same it's hard to regard the cook who leaves sand In the spinach as humanity's best friend. • Q. What le tho average number of pigs in a litter?—J. A. W. A. The average is 9 to 10, although only about six ure as a rule'weaned and marketed. Q. How long ago was worm gearing invented?—N. E. B. A. It Is of great antiquity. Albrecht Durer (1471-152S) made a draw- Ing for the Emperor Maximilian of a car to be used in a triumphal procession, gear. This vehicle had perfect worm It Is not known whether It was built. As known today worm gears were first applied to driving wheels of automobiles by F. W. Lanchester of England before the close of the nineteenth century. They were Introduced to the United States in 1011 on an extensive scale by Hugh Kerr Thomas as part of the regular By DR. FRANK McCOY .--T- " - - oy i^n. r-nmnirv muwi •uaatlana written try readeri »f Tha California*, aildreiied le Or. Frank MeCey. 88» »*uth Ardmere avenue, Lea Aneel.i, will be uiwerad. Inileia • Mlf-addretaed etamped envele**. MENUS product of tho Car Company. Fierce-Arrow Motor JUST TO ILLUSTRATE T7OR the first time since the coming of the -»- automobile, motor vehicle registration in California shows a decrease,, there being a recession of 65,451 motor cars over the previous year. And it is safe to prophesy that if the economic depression continues, the total for the ensuing year will show a further falling away. The registration discloses something else, however, that is of interest. There is no decrease in the number of automobiles registered by the state, city and county governments. And that brings us face to face, with one of Ihe factors responsible for Ihe high A little, investigation, yes, even a little, has demonstrated how greatly technocracy's figures are exaggerated. A few illustrations have served to demolish the structure built so painstakingly by the engineers and near engineers, and who are largely responsible for a new thought, provided we ascribe their findings to thought. When technocrats made the discovery that a given mechanical contrivance displaced 30,000 men, a little analysis disclosed that the displacement was only !K) men. But what is a little thing like the difference between 30,000 and 30? You only have to multiply it by a thousand to gel the same result, arid technocrats ure good multipliers. The New York Times makes comparison by supposing a case. If statistical experts announce that last year 100,000 persons died from the lack of food in New York, the inference is drawn that there is a desperate situation which no relief-methods and no amount of good will and no efforts of private or public charity can • ameliorate. But when investigation finally discloses that there were only six victims and not 100,000, the defense of the experts is that they only Q. Wlxon and why was the capital of Virginia moved from WIlllamsburK to Richmond?—P. H. A. It was removed from Williamsburg in 1779, through the Influence of. Thomas Jefferson, who was then governor. Richmond Is more central In location and was considered less liable to capture In time of war. Q. Who was singing the "leading feminine role when Caruso made his last appearance at the Metropolitan Opera?—I. S. A. Enrico Caruso made his last appearance at the Metropolitan Opera house In "La Julve." Rosa Ponsello sang the leading soprano role opposite Mr, Caruso on December 24, 1920. Q. I understand that the Chinese have invented n new alphabet. Can you give some Information about It?— C. T. P. A. The move for modernizing the Chinese alphabet began some 30 years ago. The Board of Education called a national convention as a result of which the "Juyin" or sound-indicating phonetic letters were adopted as the national phonetic alphabet. This was made up of 3D simplified Chinese characters or fragments of characters D OCTOR McCOY'S menus suggested for the week beginning Sunday, January 29, 19S3: Sunday Breakfast—Waffles (browned thoroughly) with maple syrup; crisp bacon. Lunch—Potatoes on the half shell; string beans; salad of endive and lettuce. Dinner—Roast "veal; green peas; asparagus; stuffed celery; jell-o or Jell- well with whipped cream. Monday Breakfast—Poached egg on Mclba toast; apple sauce. Lunch—Elght-Vjunco glass of orange juice. Dinner—Vegetable soup; Salisbury steak; mushroom en casserole; steamed carrots; salad of crisp raw spinach leaves; dish of berries (canned without sugar). Tuesday . Breakfast—Whole wheat muffins with peunnt butter; stewed figs. Lunch—'Creamed spinach; cooked celery; salad of cold sliced beets on lettuce. Dinner—Buked wl\ite fish; baked tomatoes; cooked lettuce; salad of raw cabbage and parsley; prune whip. Wednesday Breakfast—French omelet; toasted shredded wheat biscuit; stewed peaches. Lunch—Raw apples, as desired, with handful of pecans or almonds. Dinner—Tomato soup; roast mutton; mashed turnips; string beans; celery and carrot salad; no dessert. . Thursday Breakfast—Cottage cheeso; baked apple. Lunch—Baked sweet potatoes; cauliflower; salad of head lettuce. Dinner—Roast beef, bnked parsnips; asparagus; sliced cucumbers (no vinegar); grapejulce whip. Mechanical bridge players will never be a success unless thdy respond to a kick on the shins. ' Although not unexpected, Huey Long's filibuster on the Glass bank bill was a big blow to senators who- had to listen to him. Friday Breakfast—Coddled toast; stewed raisins. eggs; Melba Lunch—Pint of buttermilk; ten or twelve dates. Dinner—Broiled fillet of sole; spinach; stuffed tomato salad; pineapple snow. Saturday Breakfast—Broiled ham; crisp waffle; stewed peaches. Lunch—Lima beans; baked ground beets; celery. Dinner—Broiled lamb chops; buttered carrots and peas; pineapple and cabbage salad; Ice cream. •Creamed Spinach: Wash about a. half peck.of fresh spinach under running water until all grit is removed. Cook without water (except that which clings to the leaves) for about 10 minutes, during which time prepare a sauce as follows: Blend with a fork 1% tablespoonfuls of browned flour Into one tablespoonful of butter. Place over a low flame and stir In 1% cupfuls of thin cream, either ' fresh or evaporated. Cook to the desired consistency and add tho chopped whites of four hnrd-bolled eggs. Turn spinach into hot serving dish, eover with sauce, and press the egg yolks through a coarse sieve over top. representing elementary phonetic sounds. This has been taught in schools for some time. At present thorn is agitation for the -adoption of the Roman alphabet. HONEYMOONS IN ITALY cos) of government. The expense incident to the transportation of public officials has steadily increased each year for the past Idecade and a half. Nearly every official in the state's service has an automobile at his disposal, and what is true in the stale is true in most counties. Time was, and not so long ago, when these public officials supplied their own transportation, and if that rule were again invoked, it may be repeated that there would be no resignations. Many counties and cities are endeavoring to effect a saving in governmental costs through the reduction of salaries of those in sought to "dramatize the situation." We may put it down with a good deal of certainty that we are hearing more of technocracy today than we will a year hence. We are hearing more of it, first, because there is a good deal amiss with the world, and we stand ready to accept any explanation that comes to us as to causes for the ills that are. And that is true, even though the preachment falls by its owii weight. Most of us are unwilling to accept the thought that there is no cure for what is wrong with us. 13ul the contrary, seemingly, is the conclusion of the technocrats. Q. What museum has tho bost collection of Pleistocene animals?—C. R. A. The Los Angeles, California, Museum has the most complete representation of tho skeletons of theso animals. Tho bones hove beJh recovered from tho Rancho La Brea, within the city limits of Los Angeles. This itsphult pool Is the greiilost repository of prehistoric artlmul remains known to modern science. Q. HUB the Cape-to-Cntro Railroad been completed? Who projected It?— M. W. A. It was u vision of tho late Cecil Rhodes. In 1857 n railroad wtis started from Alexandria In the north and Cape Town In the south, with the Ideu of having a through route all the way. Today this Is still u dream, although many miles have been constructed. The longest section completed Is from. Cape Town to Ft. Prancqul, 3300 miles, over which there Is fortnightly train service. the weather. Q. Please furnish a formula for paste to use In sticking paper labels on tin containers.—II. A. S. A. Shellac, 4 parts; borax, 2 parts; wulor, 30 parts; boll until the shellac IB dissolved. An announcement recently made by the Italian State Tourist Department Is of more than usurtl Interest to those who plan a wedding. It states that newly married couples of any nationality married outsldo Itaiy can -avail themselves of a 70 per cent reduction on railway return tickets In second and third class from any frontier of Italy or from any port of landing or airport, with Rome ns tho exclusive destination." .It further, announces that u different route can be followed for the return journey, though they must leave the country at the same point at which they entered. All red tape and formalities have been reduced to a minimum and' Italy wishes all such travelers u pleasant life together. T HE romantic outlook on life la a tragic mistake in a scientific era. Follow it and It will lead you either to disaster or to futility. That seems to be what H. G. Wells Is trying to say In his new novel, "The Bulplngton of Blup." • This book deals with an English lad who Is born along toward the close of the last century. His name, by the way, Is Bulplngton; and he is a dreamy, romantic youth, with his eyes focused on the figure he cuts. In a romantic dream-world. That figure he names, privately, the Bulpington of ' Blup—Blup being the name ho has Invented for his enchanted cloud-kingdom; and even after he grows up he Blesses .over his Imperfections In actual life b^ guiding the Bulplngton of Blup through Imaginary adventures of magnificence and glamour. As foils for the Bulplngton there are two friends, a brother and sister, children of a scientist. They grow up with the scientific outlook. Whore he evades harsh facts they accept them and hunt for more. He escapes from the r~al world, they plunge Into It with clear-eyed avidity. And presently he comes to grief. The war comes and he is a shirker and an arrant coward. After the war he Is a literary poseur, a verbose faker. His friends go on to real accomplishment; he sinks into a state In which his romantic illusions blind htm to his own shortcomings. In the end ho Is a sort of upper-class Major Hoople, persuading himself that his dreams are real, forgetting his failure, bragging of his make-believe adventures. When I first went to America I was told that a man over there who wore gloves would be mistaken for an Englishman, so I've never worn any since. —Kamon de Valera, president of the Irish Free State. . . In New York City,' Tammany controls both parties, but the Republicans get the loser's share of the gate receipts.—Samuel Seabury, leader of fight on Tammany corruption. Through the narrowing of. the oceans, the bringing of nations closer together In la physical sense, peace has become..more necessary because . war has become more dangerous. — Thomas 8. Baker, president of Carnegie Institute of Technology. The Soviet government Is doing all It can-to break down the government) of the United States, and if recognized an embassy would be set up here and become the central plant for all their nefarious schemes.—U.- S. Senator Arthur R. Robinson (Rep., Ind.). SKIING ON ZUQ8PITZ Skiing on tho Zugspltz, Germany's highest mountain Is In full sway, for early In November there came five feet of sno>W to the broad Zugspltz- platt. From the railway station on the mountain, tours can already be made to the Schneefernerkoff, the Wetter- wand and other goals. By Christmas many tourists will be arriving to ski at other skiing fields, notably at the high fields of the Nebelhorn and the Allgtoi In the Bavarian Alps. Tourists In the Black Forest this year will find winter sports and ski Jump's at Hochflrat, near Neustadt, and In Todtmoos, while an ice rink has been laid out on the Feldberg, the highest peak In the Black Forest. * Published by Macmlllnn. COSTUMES IN DOLOMITES Tho ancient costumes of the peasants In that part of Italy known as the Dolomites are slowly passing away, but the tourist may still witness on holidays some of the glory which has gone, especially at Texlno and Ampezzo.' Hero will be found the complicated embroideries, the black'velvet bodices, flowered silk aprons, belts with gold clasps, flower-embroidered stockings, black satin shoes stitched with gold and hair dressed as only an expert In tho secret could describe. In tho valleys around Mcruno and Bressanone and In -Val Gardona arc costumes which have become famous ull over tho world at exhibitions of national drcsb.. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Bacillus Acldophilui Milk QUESTION: Mrs. J. asks: "Can you kindly tell me' what B. acldophllus milk is and of what benefit it is to the body. Would yeast be of the same benefit to the body as ncldophilus milk?" ANSWRR: Bacillus ncldophilus milk Is milk which is soured with a special culture of bacillus acldophllus. This type of milk Is sometimes proscribed In an effort to change the Intestinal flora. Howdver, T have not found it as efficacious as using nn ordinary acid fruit fust. The principal value of yenst in somo sections of the country Is to supplement dietary deficiencies, usually Vitamin B2, or V, na in Pellagra regions. High Frequency Treatment QUESTION: Mr. David H. writes: "Have recently seen what Is called the d'Arsondal and Tulsa rays. When In contact with tho skin there Is a glass tnbo that shows a, luveiulur light Avhen run up and down the body, even with a cent on. I was wondering if it Is safe In tho hands of un amateur. Have been sick more or less, getting no relief from doctors, and would UKu to try something of thin sort." ANSWER: The d'Arsondal and Tulsa currents are forms of high frequency treatment. When given through the vacuum tube there Is not, however, very much of a systemic effect, although It Is spectacular. The effect Is mostly local on the skin, causing distension of the capillaries of the parts under treatment, If you will write me again, giving your fuU name and address, I will be pleased to send, you my article on Physiotherapy In return for a 3-cent stamp. THE HOLY ISLAND A THOUGHT Helgoland, the North Sea Island which ocean storms have for centuries been making smaller and smaller. Is no longer a military base for the German navy and the tourist who visits It will find much historic and scenic Interest. Tho trip around the islands, while prosaic In character, should bo niudo In order to soo the slriuiKo rocks carved by the sen Into ull manner of fantastic shapes. Ench spring millions of "sklten" or "guillemots" como to the Island from Iceland and Greenland and return with the young in August. Germans always recall that Hoffman von Fallersleben wrote the famous "Deutschland, Deutschlund, Ueber Alles," hero in 1841, when tho Island belonged to K|igland. God Is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him In spirit and In truth.—St. John 4:24. ., * * * Words without thoughts never to heaven go.—Shakespeare, A NEW MAN A kindly cottager took pity on thu half-starved tramp and gave him u square nifal. "You suld you were too weak from starvation to work when you flr»t came here," she said. "Surely af^cr tho good dinner I've given you you feel equal to doing something In return." The tramp leaned Outitltni wrltUn by retdwt «t Tl» Cilllw nil*, uddrwud (• Or. Frtnk MtCty. BullaVi E»NM|> BulHlM. Ln AmilH, will •• M- ivtreil, ln«|»M itlf-addrtuid itimiid melon. back In his ohalv and sighed happily. "Madam," he said, "your dinner has done me so much good that I feel more than equal to work; I feel superior to It."—Answers, NO HANDICAP "1 must tell you that my daughter 'can bring u husband only her beauty and Intellect." "I don't mind—many young couples have started In a very amull way."— Tlt-IllU. LEARN ABOUT YOUR * UNITED'STATES. Dou you know tho geography and ilstory of the greatest nation in tho world? Are you familiar with the largest cities, the cupttals of states, and the location' of places mentioned In the dully news? Can you tell when ouch colony wns settled, by whom,-and when the statea were admitted to the Union? If you teel that you should brush up on any of those subjects send for tho United States map this buruuu Is distributing. It will answer your <iut»°tionH. Enclose 10 cents in coin to cover return pont- age, Tho-Bnkersfleld Callforhlun Information Buruuu, Frederic 3. llaalUn, Director, *' Washington, ». C. I enclose herewith 10 cents In. coin (carefully, wrapped) for ,a copy of the '^Map of thu United States;" ^ Name.. Street- City State...

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