The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on January 28, 1933 · Page 12
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Bakersfield, California
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 Cbttortal $age of '-ttje .ALFRED HARnBt.Ii BDtTOll AND PnOl'BIETOB Issued Every F.venlng Except Sunday in Bukurslleld, Kern County, Ciillfornla Kntercd in post office ut Bukersfleld, California, us second class mull mutter under tho Act of Coi\grcss March 3, 187SI. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The A.Hsoclntcd Press in exclusively entitled lo the use for publication of nil news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this pnper, and ulso the locul news published therein. The Cnllfornlnn Is niso a client of the United Press und the United News und receives the complete loused wire service of both. THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. 8. A. STATE EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES S OME of the proposals now being made with intent to reduce the cost of government are apparently predicated upon nothing that could be designated as thought. For instance, the Governor would abolish the eleven state employment agencies scattered through California, and which have functioned so admirably, both in behalf of the unemployed and of the public. The cost of maintenance in these institutions is, by comparison, insignificant, and more insignificant still as measured against the service they render. Yet the Governor recommends their abolishment, and from his sick bed in San Francisco he clamors for action upon this and other recommendations. It is interesting to observe that the-agency here in Bakersficld is maintained at an expense of $152.50 per month, including the part time salary of the manager, rental at S57.50, and .$15 for incidental expenses. As against this expense, the agency has supplied employment for 1472 people for the first six months of the fiscal year, or at the rate of 245 per month, and tliese figures were duplicated year after year. More than that, it has come lo be known as a dependable center, both for those who seek reliable help and those who are looking for employment. Its elimination would be a mistake from the standpoint of either. We need to save money in the conduct of the state government, but it is rather pitiful to suggest the elimination of the contact agency between employer and employe, particularly when the amount involved is so small as compared with the huge wastage of public funds along other lines. FARMERS IN REVOLUTION a growing fear of such revolutionary legislation as may imperil their rights. And the movement for protection or relief, or whatever the reader may wish to call it, is growing with unia/ing rapidity. There are "holiday" associations being organized in 52 counties in Nebraska and similar movements arc in progress in Iowa and South Dakota. Already lawyers are hesitating to take foreclosure cases against the farmer, and courts are postponing foreclosure hearings for as much as a full year. They'have refused confirmation on foreclosure sales, thus postponing the day. of reckoning and giving the farmers opportunity to recover. Of course this is not revolution as history defines the term, but it is revolution none the less, and very likely the kind the farm leaders had in mind when they delivered Iheir ultimatum lo the Senate commillee. 11 is a situation thai may well atlracl the attention of the lawmakers at Washington and in the capitals of the states of the Union, as well as of the nation itself. 0 A Senate committee at Washington this week, one of the leaders of the American Farm Bureau Federation said: 'Unless something is done for the American will have revolution in the less than twelve months." WITHOUT EXCEPTIONS R ECKLESS automobile drivers who speed through congested traffic areas in Los Angeles arc going to jail "without exceptions"; that is, they are if they happen to be Iialed into the court of Municipal Judge McKay, who presides in the city's traffic court. Here is what he says: "Motorists will receive every consideration in this court, and have no occasion to worry over technical violations of minor traffic laws. But when they deliberately endanger the lives of others by racing and dodging back and forth through fifteen and twenty mile, zones—they go to jail, and there will be no exceptions. This is final." Despite many similar warnings given in the past, some drivers persist in their recklessness and it is strange that the patience of traffic courts has endured over a long period. Jail sentences would appear to be the only remaining method of convincing such drivers that the law means exactly what it says, without regard to personalities. RANDOM NOTES farmer, we countryside in And another spokesman is quoted as declaring that "The biggest and finest crop of revolutions you ever saw are sprouting all over this country right now." Of course there are revolutions and revolutions. France and Russia changed their form of government over night, as it were, by violent means, but we interpret the term "revolution" as expressed by these farm leaders, as meaning something quite different. In 21 of the agrarian states, revolutions, peaceful ones, to be sure, and some of them quite certain to be effective in a degree, are in progress. They are revolutions against mortgages and taxes. In all of these commonwealths, the voice of the farmer is heard in protest. He is demanding relief from intolerable conditions which he did not create. There is an insistence that tax sales be prohibited for the protection of delinquent property holders. Authority is requested to enable the courts to scale down values of foreclosed property to facilitate redemption. Demands are frequent that the penalties on taxes be eliminated, and in Illinois there is a call for a five-year moratorium on foreclosures. Indiana would prohibit tax sales and Michigan wants an extension of mortgage redemption time, with ten years of grace on delinquent taxes. And behind these requests there is a force which is giving legislators some uneasy hours. The situation in Nebraska, where the farmers are in complete control of the Legislature, is typical. What began six months ago as a movement to ban transportation and sale of farm products has now developed into a broad program that has lo do •with reduction of interest rates on mortgages already in existence, reduction of the face of mortgages, the prevention of de- iiciency judgments, drastic reduction in taxes and moratoriums on farm debts for 2, 3 and 5 year.s. Only a few months ago Nebraska farmers were picketing highways, with no more serious design than to prevent the cartage of produce into the cities. But now they are in revolt on lines that give the gravest concern to banks, insurance companies, investment houses and other financial institutions. Such institutions hold $560,000,000 in mortgages in Nebraska ulonc, and while they are protected by the laws as they exist, there is It is cheering news that comes from Washington that the Farm Board may go. It wants a million dollars to continue its activity, but it is said in official circles that the appropriation made will be sufficient only to permit the winding up of the board's affairs, with a . retirement from scheduled for December next. business That may be necessarj', although it is a pity to send good money after bad. A revolving fund of .f500,000,000 was placed at the disposal of the board. Pursuing its established policy for a period of two years, it has $200,000,000 in assets, and the rest has been dissipated, if we except some $42,000,000 worth of cotton and wheat donated to the Red Cross. Answers By FREDERIC J. HA8KIN Vw Amorlrans reallf.0 how much their sot- ornmniL does tor them. Headers of Tho Ilak- ursflold Cullfornlan cm draw on all Kovern- mcni activities throunh our free tnformillim sorvlre. The world's greatest llhnrlun, laboratories, ami cinorlmenlaj nations are it their command. J»k any queitlon or faot and It will bo answorod free, by mall direct lo you. Kncloso 3 cents In coin or itampi for reply pi»la«o. Do not uie poitcards. Address Ths llakertffold Callfornlan Information Bureau, Wederlo J. Ilasfcln, Director, Washington, U. C. Q. ' Is there u standurd loft for Iron golf clubs?—K. W. A. There Is not. liuch manufacturer determines the loft of hla clubs. The angle of loft for certtiln clubs does not vury much. The putter has the least loft and the niblick has the most, Q. How does the ureu of the United Stutes compare with tho area of Uus- siu?—D. C. A. The total area of the United States and Its dependencies and territories IH 3,738,3!»3 squnro miles. Thy urea of Russia Is 8,144,228 square miles. Q. Drips the government still coin silver dollars?—N. K. A. The coinage of the*sllver dollar was discontinued In 1928. There Is no existing law that authorizes further coinage. Q. In what condition is the mansion In Arlington cemetery?—W. A. A. It has been restored to tho Condition In which It was when a private residence. A grout deal of the original furniture could not be secured, since It had conic from Mount Ver- ncn and has been returned, but period furniture has been used. It Is a handsome example of a plantation home before tho Civil War. Q. What is a language called In which entire thoughts are combined in one word?—C. A. L. A. It Is called holophrastlc. American Indian tongues are examples of this. They often compress a whole Mntence Into a word, the length of which Is often remarkable. Q. Why Is a certain shade of red hair called Titian?—S. II. A. Because the famous artist, Titian, often painted women with dark red-gold hiiir. Q. Does the United Stutes government contribute to the mall carriers' union fund?—L. W. A. The government does not contribute toward the mall carriers' pension fund at the present time. At first an original appropriation of approximately $20,000,000 was made for the fund. Q. What grounds must a person hnvo for seeking a divorce In Canada? —K. M. T. A. Adultery. Q. What comment about the value of the office of president did Calvin Coolldge make In reference to his son's death?—N. A. A. "When he went, the power and the glory of tho presidency went with him." Q. Why has the British crown been remodeled recently? What are some of the famous stones which It contain??—A. M. A. The gold framework was taken to pieces and reset to make It more secure. Among Its famous stones are the Black Prince's ruby, which dates back five centuries; the pearl eardrops of Queen Elizabeth; the second largest part of the Star of Africa diamond, weighing more than 800 carats; the great sapphire from the crown of Charles II; the sapphire from the coronation ring of Kdwnrd tho Confessor; and other symbols equally as historic. Besides these larger stones, there uro 2783 diamonds, 277 pearls, TO sapphires, 11 emeranlds and 4 rubles In the crown. With this deduction, it is patent that the Farm Board has wasted a quarter of a billion dollars in carrying out fantastic plans presumed to be formed in behalf of the farmers. Most of the losses are due to governmental purchase of wheat and cotton, and what has happened is that cotton, which was selling at 16 cents a pound when the Farm Board began operations, is now quoted at less than a third of that price, and the drop in the price of wheat has been more than 50 per cent. Q. When a widow remarries, what name does she use for her middle name, her maiden name or the name of Her first husband?—N. H. A. She uses her maiden name. If Mary Jones marries John Smith and later marries James Brown, she becomes Mary Jones Brown. Q. What does it cost to light the streets In New York City? The public buildings?—T. K. A. The annual cost of lighting the streets, parks and bridges In Greater New York Is $6,969,856. The lighting of public buildings costs $3,783,000. And yet the president of the Farm Board thinks that money should be appropriated lo permit the continuation of the activity of the body of which he is the head, little encouragement of his proposal among Congressmen, and \ve may add that the White House, which is largely responsible for the debacle, is said to be quite willing to see the lamentable experiment ended. The folly of attempting to sustain the prices of commodities through governmental purchases was recogni/ed by thoughtful men when the program was tirst outlined. The accuracy of Iheir finding is disclosed by the existing situation. Not only did the policy fail lo sustain prices, but it actually depressed them. And all the while officials in charge of the movement were drawing 'exorbitant salaries, and every department, from top to bottom, in the organized effort of relief, was overmanned, and furnished additional avenues for the dissipation of the taxpayers' money. Q. What can he used to make writing on old manuscripts more legible? —L. S. A. When writing on old manuscripts has become faded and Illegible It can frequently be restored by the following method. The effect on parchment. Is usually of a lasting nature but fresli applications are necessary on ordinary writing paper: Lay tho paper us flat us possible and dampen It evenly with fi n .i v clean cold water. Brush over the Jiiius writing with a flat, camel-hair brush dlppnd In a solution of sulphide of ammonia, when the writing will Immediately appear plain and readable. While it may be necessary to continue the functioning of the board until next December, the general sentiment will be that the sooner it goes out of business, the better it will be for the farmers of the country and for the country itself. Q. What is George Bernard Shuw'a favorite sport?— V. D. A. Sea bathing. Q. How do plants adapt themselves so thut they can live on deserts?—It. A. Tho structure of denort plants which are known technically as xoro- phyles or drought loving plants, has been modified to eirnblo them to exist for longer periods with very little or moist ur<-. Tho roots uro enor- niously clonjrulod and .specially developed for seeking out witter In the subsoil. The stands are usually thick und woody with un arrangement for preserving moisture within the stem for Indefinite periods. Leaves are usually wanting or very small to avoid transpiration surface and there ure in some cases absorptive huiru present. Q. How fur above Johnstown, Pa, was the duiu which broke and cuusec the flood?—A. D. A. About ten miles. There was a full of 300 feet lu that distance, and the water reached Johnstown In abou ah hour. Q. What Inscription Is carved Inu the' wall of tho Gordon Mcmorlu chapel In the Khartum Cathedral?— S. n. A. General "Chinese" Gordon I, thus memorialized: "Praise God fo Charles George Gordon, a servant o Jesus." •COIN HERE TODAY Shelli Shayno, whole larinti were well-known vaudeville entertainers, It In New York look- Ml for a Jab.' Shell* U * dancer. After mueh dlieournement iht It hired te substitute tor Daliy Gleaisn, mother daneor. who has strained in inkle. While reheirilni it Jte Pirli' loni shop Sheila meed Trevor Line and Dick Stanley, rlth and aoilally aromlnont. Dlek Unas Lane M Intlude sheila In the arearam of entertainment at a-tarty he U living. Sheila declines but Dlek tames ta the theater later and persuades her ti eomi. At the tarty ih« meet* morel celebrities, Ineludlni Gordon Mandrake, veil known arc- dueer. She teet Dlek frequently durlna the next few dayi and ha telli her Mandrake It Intemted In her and U lolni te offer her a earl In a play. However, Mandrake diet not dt ee. In a few weiki Oaliy Qleaaon U able to danee aialn and Sheila U aeeln eut ef a Job. She make* the reunda et the aienti' ellltes without reiulte. Then Mandrake toloahonea and effere her a part In hla new play. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER XIII The part Mandrake offered Sheila •as a. Job—but a disappointment u« ell. The new play, "When Lights Low," contained a minor part in hlch there was an opportunity for peclalty dances. There were a few lies, too. Sheila didn't mind learning nes but she did—strenuously—object o these. "How can you look so Innocent and ay such things?" the Juvenile asked er when, at the first rehearsal, Sheila tumbled through the part. Sheila nodded and blushed. She was rateful for a friendly word because eheursul, when parts aro first as- Ignnd and possibly not permanent, Is lie coldest spot on earth. She had ever seen this Juvenile before. Ho viis a young man with striking blond ulr. His profile, however, was manly nd clear-cut and his mouth rather weetly wistful. Sheila shook her wife little head nd told herself she hoped the girls wouldn't spoil him. But they would, f course. The first matinee was to ring him a load of mash notes. "I hope they'll change those lines," holla told him nervously. "Why don't you ask them to?" ho uggested. "Maybe they don't know ou object." \ Ho looked so Innocent that Sheila eclded he was not joking. She was Ittlng on a scenic rock, swinging her ttle feet In her tap shoes. "I guess you aro rather new to Broadway, aren't you?" she asked. The young man considered, head >ent slightly to one side. "Aren't ou?" he countered. She laughed gayly. "That was tho nswer 1 deserved. And my answer to hat is, 'Yes' and 'No.' I'm new to a iart In u Broadway show but not new >y any means to the ways of Broadway. Xor to tramping the streets ooklng for a job." She shuddered, lalf In earnest. Imlf playfully. "Even n summer this street's tho coldest In he world. Worn shoes; head aching rom sleepless night of worry—" "That must bo terrible," he said Imply, as one. speaking of something IB would never personally encounter. "You meun you don't know how hard t Is to find a Job?" It was Sheila's urn to stare. "I mean Just that. This Job founo me. I dare say 1 was lucky—If you ook at It that way. Unlucky If you ook at It another. If I don't BO over ilB—thut Is, big enough to warrant. laying here In New York—I've sort if spoiled my taste for the village. Don't you think?" < "It depends upon the village," Sheila aid uncertainly. Was thls'young man lidding her? Certainly no village could have such an air, such self-con- fidence or such u wardrobe. H|H clothes were expensive, well cut. "There are two villages. One Is New Haven and tho other a suburb of Boston." "And a certain village known as Purls und another called London tossed In!" Sheila added. He luughed gayly. "Is my bitter past us evident, as that? I say, letTno introduce myself. You are Shellu Shayne, I know, for'when you were dancing I heard someone say so. Well, my name is Jim Blalne. I suppose they'll change It on the program, provided I ever get that far. 'That's not flossy enough. Meanwhile 1 want to call you Sheila If I may. So why not try Jim?" "Oil—Shnyno!" a raucous voice Interrupted them. "Do you think this Is a pink tea? That's your, cue?" "My fault," whtepered Jim, shamefacedly rising from the bit of scenery at her feet. "Never mind that old bozo. He praises you when you aren't around!" "I may not be around tomorrow If ho chnnges his mind," Sheila whispered buck. The pianist, a slender, bent young man In shirt sleeves who appeared completely bored, again struck tho music cue. Mike, tho owner of the voice, stepped back, spreading his hands to clear a group of .Inquisitive ladles of the ensemble from underfoot. "Da-da da!" he hummed, swinging an authoritative forefinger. . » • • Sheila translated herself Instantly Into liquid motion. She had learned tho routine In half a dozen painstaking sessions with Bill Brady, who had gone to some length to Inform her that they were not paying him extra to teach her the steps, nor would he dream of doing It for anybody but her. As a routine It was one of Bill's best. Flashy, Intricate, yet appearing to the uninitiated far more difficult than It really was. To Jim Blalne this fresh-faced, dark-haired girl dancing on the cleared stage was poetry Itself. The loveliest dance ho had ever witnessed. "Say, you are wonderful!" he told her, a smile spreading over his face, when, panting, Sheila dropped back on the seat' she had recently vacated. "It takes wind, that's sure. I'll have to keep on practicing." "It was exquisite. It was beautiful!" She und Jim soon became great friends. He was not dependent on his salary, even when It began — which would not be until after the show opened. Ills car was a IOIIR preyhound affair, parked well out of sight of tho stage door when It was not brought around to tho drug store some blocks away by a garage mechanic. He was — and Sheila liked this— neither ostentatious concerning hi% worldly goods or over-modest. Frequently he took Sheila to dinner, but oftener than not he was "tied up." Ho lived'somewhere vaguely beyond Fifth avenue and did not proffer Sheila his telephone number, though he requested and frequently used hers. That he was—or would be—a successful actor was beyond doubt. The faintly British tinge of tone and manner served him in good stead. His singing voice was excellent. The star, with whom he appeared In love scenes, liked him. He paid her courtly attention and concealed his preference for Sheila with dexterity. * • • There was no doubt In his own mind, though, that he liked Sheila. He tried to find ways to save her money—Inviting her to dinner or to lunch when ehearsals released .them In time. The act that ,lhey received no'snlary dur- ng rehearsals surprised h'lm. "I think 'Husk for n salary during rehearsals nd offer to work free while the show uns," ho said whimsically, and al- houirh she 'knew that there was no Inanclal stress on his ojvn part, ihella laughed. Then tho rehearsals ran into seven vefeks and Ihere was u salary. Sheila eplenlshed her wardrobe, exercised, vulled. She was letter perfect'In her art. Even Mike grudgingly admitted or dunces could not bo Improved. Bill aid the same thing. Ono 'afternoon Mandrake dropped In nd Sheila's offending llrfes were hanged speedily. Vor this she was grateful. The play was to open In two weeks n Atlantic City. Then It wus u week, ''hen tomorrow. Bustle and scurry verywhere. Costumes completed'and acked by short-tempered wardrobe nlstresses, scenery shipped, the ar- antrements for the company's trans- iprtatlon made final. Jim Blulrio offered to 'drive Sheila [own In his car. She wasn't certain his was a wise plan either for her- elf or him and finally ho decided to 50 in the train with the rest of the ompuny. The great night arrived at last. Tho ihow went off beautifully. Critics •raised It abundantly. "They noticed you. Did you see hat?" Jim asked Sheila over the telo- >hono next morning. Sleepy-eyed, she laughed. "I haven't leen the papers." "And you're dying to know what hey said about you but wouldn't ask or the world!" Jim went on. "Well, lere goes!" He read, "A certain Ittle newcomer to tho terpsichorean •anks—" "Why, I've been dancing for years!" Sheila protested. Jim continued. "—Sheila Shuyne, landled the part of Sally in an urbane ind delightful manner. Marlon Ranlolph, who was adequate, had best ook to her laurels!" "Adequate—wow!" Did they say anything nbout you?" "Plenty!" "Head it to me, will you?" '^leet mo for breakfast and I'll let ou read it for yourself." They were very merry half an hour nler In the hotel breakfast room. Then, at Jim's direction, the waiter ji'ought the newspapers. (Continued Monday) By DR. FRANK McCOY nueotlone written by reidere ef The Callfornlan, addroiiod ta Dr. Frank McCoy, 6(9 South Ardmore avenue, Lei Anaoloa, will bo anoworod. Ineloie a eolf-addrened jtaBped enveleio. AN INHERITANCE OF OUR LATE WAR T RENCH mouth Is one of the discuses which seems to bo spread- ng at the present time. It seems to lave been brought over on a large scale by our soldiers who were living n the trenches and dugouts of France, fills disease Is also called Vincent's Angina and "gingivitis." Although you ire not living In war time conditions, 'ou are not free from the danger of contracting this disease. Anyone who Ives on tho wrong food combinations hat our soldiers were forced to use during the World War will suffer 'rom an overacidlty In the mouth hat lowers the resistance of the gums. When trench mouth Is present, It causes chewing to be painful because of the swollen and painful gums. Since :he pain Is Intense when chewing food, one is apt to swallow without sufficient chewing; this causes digestive disorders. "The terrific spread of this nfluinmatory disease Is due to the nodern diet which does not build strong enough gum tissue. The gums are not massaged because we do not eat n sufficient amount of tough hard 'oods. Most of the foods on the modern table ure soft and slip down eas- ly without much effort on tho part of tho tenth. Onco the tone of the gums has been reduced, they lose their jower of resistance ugalnt-t tho genus which cause trench mouth. This disease Is readily spread by kissing or by using common drinking glasses. One of the first symptoms of this disorder Is that the gums become painful while chewing so thut one muy suck upon the gums, musing an exudation of blood- The gums will also uleed roadlly when bplng brushed so Lhat the dully cleansing becomes paln- l and Is usually only half done. As Ihe bactorla Invudn the gums, tho breath becomes foul and u bud taste ilways ling.-™ In the mouth. Finally, the gurus rt-codu from thr teeth, leaving mure of tho tooth surface exposed und an absorption of the tooth socket takes place so that the teeth are loft without tho proper support and move about If one presses upon them. Most people will not allow this disease to progress so far, as they will get the opinion of their doctor or dentist regarding tho proper treatment. In trench mouth two organisms are usually present; first, the bacilli futtl- formls, which has to be associated with the splrochuete vlncetl before It produces the symptoms of trench mouth. As u rule, this disease cannot develop if the gums are In perfect condition. There may be u malformation of the teeth so that one cannot bite correctly, us tho teeth do not meet upon tho biting surfaces. These germs muy also gain their untrue If the guins uro Irritated by a deposit of turtur. Ono of tho bout treatment!) for trench mouth Is raying (ho teeth with tho ultra-violet light. I have tried this treatment upon many cases and lava found It to be effective In every nstance. This light destroys the buc- Leria and Increases the circulation in the gum tissues so that the destructive process ceases. While trench mouth Is curable In the early stages, It can only stay cured f the wrong habits of living are changed to better ones. It Is very Im- oortant that enough of the fibrous Foods are used to give the gums the Benefit of chewing which Increases the circulation of blood to the nerve pulp. If the cuse Is very much ud- vunced, your dentist may Inject a solution, yielding oxygen around the gums, as the spirochnete vlncetl are rinaeroblstlc bacilli which cannot live In the presence of oxygen. The diet should consist of a large amount of fibrous food, such as raw vegetables and the skins of fruit which will require hard chewing. As these foods are predominately alkaline, they will overcome the mouth acidity which is always present before this disease occurs. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Water . QUKSTION: M. C. asks: "Is water a food?" ANSWKR: Water must be considered as u food, us three-fourths of tho bodily weight Is made up of this indispensable element. There, could be no form of organic life without water, und, although a man can live foi many weeks without other food, ho cannot live more than a few days without water. Water Is composec of oxygen and hydrogen gases, and when these gaseous elements uro so combined as to form water, they are ublo to have u moro Important effed upon metabolism than when they arc extracted from any other kind of food material. Achondroplasia QUESTION: Mrs. Surah T. asks: "Is uchondroplaslu curablo and, If not, to what treatment will It respond? If this disease Is present In the eiirb stages, can the growth of tho lonfe bones be stimulated In any way?" ANSWER: Achondropluisa is a defect In the formation of the curtilages In the long bones and usually occurs during infancy. If allowed to continue It produces u form of dwurflsm. Th usual cause of this condition Is rickets und, If noticed early enough, befori the bones have completely grown, 1 can usually be overcome by the usi of sunlmtliM und a diet for rickets: 1 those who are Interested In having i copy of my article ou rickuts wll write to me In care of this newspaper and enclose a largo, self-addressed stamped envelope, I will bo plousc to forward this information. Queitloni written by rendtri ol Tho Calllor- nlan. addroaeed to Dr. frank McCoy. Builder* Luhanie Rulldlni. LM Anioloi. will be an- iwtrod. Inoloie teir.addroiied >tamped envelope- TWENTY YEARS AQO ' (Tim Calirnrnlan. tills (Into. 1018) ' Sheriff Baker Is now hot on' the) " rail of B. Jou, wanted In connection with the murder of T. G. Gala, killed n a culvert here. Love letters found n Gala's possession Indicate he was quite a Don Juan. A bill providing that there may not ' >e more -than one saloon for every •DO persons In this state Is-now beliiaT ntroduced Into the state Legislature n the theory that too many saloons make bad business. Construction Is scheduled fo» tho 'aft Woman's Improvement Club library hall at Tuft. Tho Kern County High School IB banning to purchase a phonograph. Miss Coldle Frunkel Is visiting In Los Angeles. VIEWPOINT OF THE READERS KDlTOa'S NOTB: Tho California!! will print letters from readers. Such letters must be confined to ISO word!, written leetbly and on one side of llio paper. They must be bona- flclely sinned by tho miter with romplele address Blven, Hhlrh will bo liubllthcd. Xo anonymous communication will bo printed, 'nils Is emphatic. Tho California!! reserves tho right to reject any or all manuscripts and Is not responsible for sentiments contained therein. . THE FIVE-DAY WEEK Editor Tho Callfornian: Some time ago I promised a contributor to this column lo explain why I object to the five-day week and tho six-hour day. 1 want, first, to make clear the fact thut I do not object to lob sharing for tho purpose of taking cure of the out-of-work members of society, and that I am objecting only to the manner In which work lima periods ar« apportioned. Tho Idea of the proponents of the five-day week <uul six-hour day seems to rest on the fancied danger that tho job sharers will, If their Idle time Is not chipped up so It can be of no use to them, stagger two part-time jobs, thus defeating, to that extent, the purpose of the movement. Just how u part time Jobber is to find an Idle part to mutch tho one ho already has. with seven or eight millions of would-be workers spending their ontlro time searching for an overlooked Job or part of one, proponents of the Idea sayeth not. Job sharers are like criminals on parole. They must "report In." to keep the "wolf from the door," but thut ought not to carry with it a pruc- ticu thut has nothing to do with stug- gerlng of Jobs. The flve-duy week Is a whole-time Job with part-time pay and no vacation. By lengthening the periods alternated to either one, two, four or even eight-week Intervals the worker would have an opportunity to "go places and see things." Shortening' work periods lessens tho workers' opportunity to enjoy life and lengthening them, up to a certain point, Increases It. The 30-hour or less week will, except for short periods of prosperity, be the rule from now on, If special privilege "stays In the saddle," and life for the worker, under Ihls short period rule, would be, mostly, a "spit and fizz" affair. My theory of the problem of life, under present conditions, Is to arrange Industrial practices so that workers and those dependent on them can get the greatest amount of pleasure, out of living, without infringing tho privilege of others to do tho same. It seems to me that, Inasmuch as the United States has abundance of raw material and enough mechanical equipment to keep three-fourths of the workers busy full time, It ought not to be a difficult matter to stagger work In such manner as to absorb all the Idle workers. H has now been demonstrated thut u man and a family can subsist on his half tlino wage, not satisfactorily of course, but to tin; ex. tent of currying on, thoivfon;, by exercising a little self denial for two ot three years, they could provide enough new machinery to keep every worker busy full time if ho wanted to work that way. With this condition, even approxl mated, workers would have the opportunity to divide their work and play time In a. way that would add a lot to their chances for enjoying life. Thn plan us proposed develops a "forgotten man" problem, because tho ono who reports to tho boss five dny« u week, till he is JJO, 40 or nvnn fid years ol age and then dins, has for that reason lost his "main chance" In life. ICx- ecutora of his estate aro apt to find little but "castles In ulr" to probate. Life, under these conditions, would be n clam's life. Contrast thin Idea, with the ono Involving the opportunity to work full time, with wages thut'wll buy back more nearly, the full product of his labor, Joined with tho privilege of working full tlmo till ho had amassed a fund sufficient to finance himself for a pleasure trip for days weeks, months or years even if he chose, and then return to find his Job still open to him. A CONSTANT HKAD1CU. *-»•* T- A THOUGHT Take head, brethren, lest there be In any of you an evil heart of unbe lief, In departing from the living Qod —Hebrews 3:12. What u glorious thing human llfi Is . . . and how glorious man's dos tiny!—Longfellow. TEN YEARS AQO (Tho California!!, thin ilalo, 10211) ; Trucking corporations are :begln-. Ing. to protest the order against 'clds- ng highways) to trucl^s currying loads f moro than 10,000 pounds, O'Neill's play "Kmperor Jones," was , great success here. Gllpln, ,the legro .actor, was splendid In'the lead. A.bad,check artist Is "paper-hang- , ng'Vthe city here-and frequently la '"" ssulng spurious checks, using th« ' amo of. IS. F. Brlttan, city attorney. Attorney Brlttan would 'like to get Is'hnnds on the scoundrel. .H.-A. Jastro and *A. Si Goodo aro erldlng Kern county cattlemen meet- f- ng In Los Angeles, '•• > /, John Krye, Bnkersfleld buslnesw ' nan, said-one of his flrkt. Jobs with ' ho land company hero was-to'Count nil the seeds In a.pound of alfalfa. He ma forgotten what the number to- aled. THIRTY YEARS AGO (The California, thla daJo, H'03) Pastime of pitching quoits Is becoming very popular about the post •ffice building. V Heavy winds yesterday blew down iboul a dozen derricks in the McKlt- .rlck fields. Supervisor Brlte of the mountain district and N. P. Peterson, supervisor from Kernvllle, are now registered at tho Cesmnt. H. P. Crlckmer, engineer, sprained his ankle while stepping from an engine cab. Trains arriving here yesterday had a covering of snow on their roofs. Mrs. LeRoy Peyton has recovered* 'rom a recent Illness. It Is necessary to subordinate science to the moral and social develop- nent of man.—Premier Joseph Cail- aux of France. Technocracy concurs with those euders who, to quote from their statement, "put their faith in the machine age," because that Is exuctly where technocracy's faith lies—In the ma- ihlno under proper control.—Howard Scott, sponsor and chief exponent of technocracy. A hungry man never Is rational oward the life of the community or'' 1 :owurd his own life. Therefore, It s the business of government to make those adjustments which guarantee to every man tho right to live is a normal human lielng.—Governon/ Paul V. McNutt of Indiana. Them is no one of us so poorly equipped-l>ut I hut he can do some-, hing well.—John J. Gurvey, New York educutor. A happy, marriage is an achievement—not something passed down from heavpti. — Dr. John Haynea Holmes, puslor of the Community church, New York. ' Mary Garden, the opera star, Is go- .ng to tour a "four-a-day" vaudeville circuit. It's hard to Imagine the temperamental diva waiting in the wings for ' her turn between tho Jugglers and u Jazz band. The new autos give women protection from purse snatchers and running board jumpers. But all t|ie genius In the Industry can't keep ifer from running out of gas In the good old-fashioned way. Members of the Japanese Olympic swimming team now admit they took oxygen before tho contest, but argue it wasn't unfair—the rules didn't expressly forbid It. The Japanese, Jt seems, are getting adept at this sort of thing. That /wasn't "war" they waged In Munchukuo, you must remember. Congress seems to be In a stew jver prohibition. "Wo wcro afraid of that when the Senate committee added wine to tho House bcor bill, disregarding the old injunction about mixing drinks. Incredible as It may seem, all the current bonks on technocracy were written by hand. - •» » e> I SWISS WINTER SPORTS | I , • I ,J> - ; - ^ * If 1 went, to Switzerland in the winter, would there bo anything to see or flo? That Is just as foolish as asking, If I went to London ut the height of the season would there be anything Interesting? -Switzerland Is un nll-tho- yeur-around holiday land and In winter, Just BO to the curling mutches at Adelboden, the hockey matches on the ice at St. Moritz, the ski contests 4 Vit Wengen, the night festivals on the Ico at Chateau d'Oex, the Alpln races at Andermutt, the ski derby at Devos und scores of equally and -oven more Interesting pluces. In addition to. winter sports, the hotels are- full of vjflt- ors and concerts and Indoor amusements ure In full swing. APACHE DANCE ON SKATES The Folles Uergore, in Purls, Is featuring an Apache dance on skates, Tho manner In which (he Wench brigand hurls his victim across the imitation Ice mujfus tho audience gasp, and thfl danuo la uralaod by critics. HB a full-blooded healthy exhibition of I strength and skill.

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