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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 ebttonal of ALFRBt) .H' ' Caltfomiaa Issued Every Kvenliig Except Sunday In Bakersflcld, Kern County, California Entered In post office nt Bnkersfleld, California, tin-second class mall matter under the Act of Congress March 3, 1873. .MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to tho use tor publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper, and also tho local news published therein. The Callfornlan Is also a client of the United Press and 'he United N'ewti and receives the complete leased wire service of both. THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. S.'A. A GOOD START under present conditions, that is not the situation which now confrbnts us." The Idaho Senator well says that money is not wealth; it is simply a measure of wealth, and when the situation is changed so that the lender of money can go out;into the country and. "gather up three times the amount of wealth that.he could gather with the same dollars three years ago," the situation colls for serious consideration. r I ""HE banking bill sponsored by Senator •*- Glass has not yet been acted upon in the House of Representatives, and there is rather a well-defined opinion that it will be unfavorably considered by that body. "Wliich, perhaps, is not surprising, in view of the inability of Congress to pass intelligently upon any measure that is submitted to it these days. But it will be agreed that the Glass bill, if.it had nothing else to commend it, would be entitled to passage because of the protection it gives to the public in the matter of divorcing concerns handling securities from national banks. There was much opposition on the part of bankers to this phase of the measure,: but fortunately the Senate refused to be convinced. Thus it will be that in the course of time, should the law eventually be enacted, bankers would have opportunity to attend more to the banking business and less to that of peddling securities. The public has had its lesson in the matter of purchasing worthless, stocks and bonds on the recommendation of banking houses or those affiliated with banking houses, and it is high time there was some protection from the unsound practices that have obtained over a number of years. Otherwise, not everything contended for by Senator Glass is embodied in the bill, but it is conceded by the well informed that it is, in effect, u good beginning in connection with a business which is of vital importance to the country, and which, admittedly, has not functioned along helpful lines during the troublous three rears that are behind us. w A UTTLE OASIS HEN your newspaper carries such a wide range of distressing news in its every issue, news of people needing relief, news of plans for relief, governmental activ- ty of which we do not approve, and in- activities of which we likewise disapprove, ragcdies and near tragedies related to luman hardships, largely due to economic conditions, it is good to find an occasional irticle which deals with none of the discouragements of life, but rather, carrjes an apical for the things that contribute to making ife more worth while. The ladies of the Soroplhnisl Club are )lanning to plant poppy seeds by the wayside along the highway that stretches its ength from the irrigated lands to the Grape- •ine canyon, California poppy seed, which will foliage and flower this spring, renewing he wealth of that golden color which is less noticeable now than in an older day. Surely hat is an activity calculated to add something to the joy of living, and it is an activ- ty, too, that may be pursued with a minimum of cost in time and money. The .beautiful highway that connects Bak- crsfield with the mountains will be the more Beautiful by reason of this program, and we will all enjoy its fruits this season, as motorists will enjoy them in the seasons hereafter. And incidentally, Ihe club members liave contributed something else in that this activity of theirs created an oasis in a page of news much of which finds kinship with the desert. INVESTIGATION OF VALUE I T IS encouraging to find that Assemblyman Turner is making some investigatior to determine why there is not a largei .mileage of asphalt roads in our scheme oJ highway construction. We are tremendously interested in this here in Kern County where the petroleum industry has a' leading place and where the larger use of concrete in preference to asphalt is naturally a cause for some concern. However, Assemblyman Turner has ascertained that there is not as wide a difference between the amount of money spent for the construction of concrete pavements am asphalt pavements as is commonly pre sumed. Cement to the amount of $1,473,000 -will be consumed this year, while the tola expenditure for asphaltic products will be $1,170,000. There is, of course, a difference of opinion us to the respective value of concrete and asphalt roads. The choice of material is influenced by climatic and other conditions, nor can we definitely claim Hie right to the exclusive use of asphaltic concrete over cement inasmuch as the latter in itself represents the product of a very considerable industry. What the petroleum industry has the right to contend for is at least equal recognition of asphalt in selectipg material for road construction. And particularly is that true in view of the contention, seemingly well supported, that the asphaltic concrete road is at least the equal of.any other. As TEN YEARS AQO (The Cillfwnlan. liili dito, 1923) yet no trace of Clara 'Phillips has been found In Mexico, Mexican police report. Tho Clvlo Commercial Association In calling a mass meeting tit tho high school auditorium to stimulate Interest in the municipal election, The Chimes of Normandy was produced here last night. The groundhog saw his shadow today, all of which portends, to the superstitious, that there will be six weeks of bad weather. Blasting Is under way on the Kern Canyon road and tho first two miles of construction will be completed by May. . . Working conditions are good here, the employment bureau reports. The California Rand Sliver is distributing $163,000 in dividends. TWENTY YEARS AQO (•['he California!!, tlili <llte. 1013) A considerable quantity of rice will bo planted on land of Miller & Lux this year. More thrill 1000 persons attended the opening of Parra's new motion picture house. Mrs. H. D. Johnson and Miss Dinah Dodds have returned from a trip to Portervllle. Mrs. Robert Coats lias resigned her position as a teacher In the Coallnga School and will live here. W. C. Troutner of the Southern Pacific accounting department spent Sunday In l^os Angeles. Mrs. William Brench has recovered from an operation. THIRTY YEARS AQO (Tllfi Calll'oriilan. llili date. 1001] I Mrs. W. Jf. Oyster has recovered from a recent Illness. Doctor McKenzle, B, H. Wllcox and Marshall Karris have returned from a hunting trip. Thirty-eight boilers have been Inspected In this county and certificates Issued showing the Inspection. Mrs. Wright Jewett entertained at tea yesterday afternoon. C. S. Barlow is now In the Sunset Field. Father Morgan and Mrs. John Snook gave a fancy dress party at St. Paul's Guild hall last night. ' •COIN-HERE TODAY ' Shalla Shiyra, II, whaia iiriitti wtfi «•!!• kntwn Viud«vlHa nitirtilntri.li • dinwr. AfUr.weiki «ut «t « Jat »ht It hlrt* ft td»- ttltutt for Diliy.OltMtn, uiithw. dancer, wht hu iirtlriMl hir inkl*. Whlli rthiwilnt il JM Parli' Mm that Shalla mMti Dlek Star). l«y md Trivtr Lint, ktth rlih: Dlik U minh mtratjti ky ihtllt Md unit Lana It tntlydi. hir In tht irtirim tf entwUlnmtnt it i •arty ha It tlvln|. Skill* dtillntt tt t»mi but later aeeaati, ' , At' tht airly iht mtttt Otrdtn MMdrtkt, wall known mduitr. 8ht Mti Dlik «rt- •utfttly after that. Dally rtlurnt (• tht ahaw ' and Shall* aealn nvnti • Jik. Tht* Man- drakt affara her • tart In • new (lay. Me. heinalt beeln at tnet. Sheila kaeamei frlindly with Jim Blalnt, ana if the arlntl- •all In the (lay. They ta la Mluttla City far the try-tut week. Ma/tan Mendaleh, (he atar, keeamei lealaue beeaute at the' aralta Sheila reealvei frtm erlllia and therefara Shall* U dlatharied. She'll adt af werk lar lime time. Then threuah Trever lana'e Inlluonee iht aaturaa • «art In * thiw that II ailna a* leur. Whin Dlik liarni the new lee will take her out ef tewn ha beta Sheila «a live It ua. NOW 00 ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER XVII Sheila and Dick drove to Greenwich Village and sought- out an Italian restaurant whore dinner was still being served. Parkins; the roadster near the entrance, they passed through the half deserted dining r.oom Into the September coolness of the garden In the rear. Tables -were set here and a few diners lingered. A girl In lavender muslin wearing a wide hat, Intrlgulng- ly simple, faced a middle-aged, escort. A group of newspaper men were nearby discussing a late book. Farther away sat two women dining together. John, the proprietor, "wandered from table t.o table, a muffler wrapped about his throat as was his custom in any except the hottest July^ temperature. John had been a singer. He-hurried to greet the newcomers and usher them, to a table. "Would Madame like the special salad?" he asked eagerly. Then he frowned at his mistake. Tho young lady was not "madame." 'She looked much too young. "It's very good, Sheila," Dick "Want to try It? Two dinners with All tho assured her. right, John, special -salad." "Would you like to see the chicken cooked?!' Dick asked. Grateful for the Interruption, Sheila rose and followed Dick Into the kitchen which was, well lorwafd. She did not want, Just then, to'.hear more of his'pleas that she should give'-Up her part in the road show and stay In New York. It was ' a large, airy kitchen with a huge range and spit. Three white- capped chef a wandered, about, apparently aimlessly yet actually with deft purpose. This one with a fork lifted the curling, colling spaghetti and let. It- fall once more'with a shake of his lead. That one watched the chicken or split uncooked'"fowls with n sharp cleaver on a smoothly scrubbed pine board. Another stirred, sniffed and seasoned a reddish sauce, thick and fragrant. - e • • John himself, at the farther end of the kitchen, was apparently In what Dick called a "mood." A stranger stood beside Him and gazed negllently and impatiently on some snapshots and cabinet photographs which John seemed bent on displaying. The stranger shook his head, , "I can't help It. It can't do a thing about It. Those are the orders 1 Pay up or got but." • "But my grandmother! My mother in Italia! They .will starve If I close! You are wrong. I never sell one drop In this place!" The restaurant keeper flung down tho family portraits on a bare table. They were Instantly swept aside to mn,ke room for .a . huge '. soup kettle. Bending, with tears gathering afresh, John collected the photographs together and held them to his breast. "Is he In trouble?" asked Sheila hesitantly. Dick frowned. "Don't know. " If he's been selling booze he Is. That's.certain. But. I'm sure he pays 'his rent. Trevor owna this block, you know. I'll see what I can do." While Dick proffered his assistance Sheila returned to the 'table In the garden. At the next table, vacant when she and Dick had arrived, a .tall, blond young man was sitting. He was smoking thoughtfully. Presently a waiter, napkin on arm, hurried to the young man's side, bearing a steaming plate of soup. Suddenly the stranger's eyes met Sheila's and he smiled. It was a RANDOM NOTES NEWS BEHIND THE NEWS -(Copyright MeClura Nfwiaaaar Syndlttti) . It seems that the announced activity arising within the California Stale Grange is to prevail, and that the movement designed to fecall Governor Rolph will be launched. Specifically, the petition will charge him with, among other things, waste, tax discrimination in behalf of- public utilities, incompelency and frivolity. It will be alleged that his administration dissipated a $31,000,000 surplus and created a deficit of $9,000,000, 'and there are other accusations of a nature designed to appeal to the people. WASHINGTON By PAUL MALLON C ABINET—A Republican senator with elephantine -ears overheard two Democratic leaders talking about Senators .Walsh and Glass going Into tho Roosevelt cabinet. The eavesdropper -telephoned the news to a Republican editor here. Next morning the''editor's Washington Post was splashed with headlines "Tom Walsh to be attorney general and Carter Glass to get treasuryshlp." That was the way the news got out. The Republicans here can always be. relied upon to tell on the Democrats and the Democrats on the Republicans. That assures the truth. It created a very bad situation for Walsh and Glass. They were put In the light of having disclosed something that should have been kept secret until Presdent-elect Roosevelt announced it. Glass fumed, fretted and Issued a more or less convincing denial. Walsh protested. Indicating he had the matter under consideration. Their statements threw some people off the track. The situation at that time strongly suggested that both go in the --cabinet at the positions named. An announcement of their appointment together with the name of the new secretary of state was expected from Warm Springs before th» end of this week. The three-way deal had not theft been consummated. Authorities were certain It would be. Identity, of the new secretary of state was then Indistinct. The boys Inside thought it might be Bernard Baruch, Colonel House or Frank Polk. The Democratic oracles say Mr. AN HONEST DOLLAK S PEAKING in favor of an "honest dollar," Senator Borah points out that we are losing our markets day by day, both foreign and domestic. And he asks the question, how long can that continue without some renie dy? We are losing our markets because our dollar is worth too much money. It takes It is not the purpose of this paper to discuss at this time the complaints which are made the basis for the recall movement; it is simply reiterated that such movement is un- awise in this troubled period, and that it ought not to be pressed upon the attention of a distressed people. Some months must necessarily elapse before there could be a recall election, even if all the machinery were speeded up. With that taken into consideration, and 'with the knowledge that the Governor's term will expire at the end of 1934, it would appear that the effort to depose him before that time ought not to be persisted in. /The securing of a petition with 166,000 names is somewhat of a task in itself, and calls for considerable financing. The cost of a state-wide election would run probably into a half million dollars, and it would seem at this time that that amount of money could be used to better advantage. Moreover, those who are sponsoring the movement might well take into consideration the difficulties in the way of its success. Many people who are not in approval of Governor Rolph's administration, will, in no sense support a recall. Of a certainly they would oppose his re-election for another erm, but there is a definite reluctance to go ilong with a recall movement Unit is difficult to overcome. And thus it is possible the zealous Ones may defeat their own purpose in seeking, prematurely, to secure the oft'i- EDITOrVB NOTE—Trie California!! will be plteied to print letteri from earritit naderi wtia haft a menage. Such lelteri jnuil be confined to ISO \vordi. written legibly end on one ilde of the paper.' The]' mutt bt lUntd by the writer. No anonymoui communications printed. The Callfotnlin reierfti the rliht to reject any or all minuicrlpU and la not rciponilble for icntlmenti contained therein; A PARENT'S DISSENSION Editor The Californian: We are properly awed by our grand and great urray of public school buildings, so much so, wo never think to question how much Is due to altruism, or how much the' lax public purse strings have fostered the egoism of self-glorifying Individuals, who, three times as much wheat to buy a dollar now as it diii in 1929; it lakes three or four limes as much cotton and two or three times as many hogs. And Senator Borah offers the opinion, and it is shared by many people, that our dollar of today is a dishonest dollar, and they will be in agreement with. him : \vhen he adds: "I am not seeking by any feeble effort of my owii to cheapen the American dollar; I am not seeking that kind of inflation which is uncontrolled; but I do believe it is within the power of this country to devise a monetary system wliich will deal equitably aud J'uirly between the creditor and the debtor, between those who must pay and Uiosc who arc anxious to collect, and ] maintain that under the present system one cial elimination of the Governor. The California!! believes il was the first paper in Ihe stale lo deprecate this movement, but not because it is a supporter of Governor Rolph. On Ihe contrary, it has been, and is, critical of,his administration— but rather, its opinion is based upon the un- wisdom of the activity. Since the first expression in this paper, the Sacramento Bee, the Stockton Record aud oilier journals have voiced the same thought, aud already it is evident that many people and many influences not at all in sympathy with the Governor and his administrative methods, are not favorable to the idea of a special election with In t cut lo determine whether or not he shall be recalled through various linos of power, have built up well nigh impregnable kingdoms. The concrete foundation of the real meaning of education IB lost in tho shadows of all thla architectural beauty. The child is belnK robbed of the soul-satisfying hunger for real knowledge by the diversified nibbling at the banquet table of sensatlonnllKm. Tho Intelligent child is graduating through the various stages of the school system with a corresponding mounting'sense of frustration; he can't Just exactly define It, but he knows something Is wrong. I will be called a reactionary and probably worse names when 1 say it is my opinion that the child is going Into the school too young, this In the face of our supposedly superior minds—the state should take them even younger, babies In fact, on the charge that a sentimental mother Is not fit to raise them. No'doubt a lot of us- mothers are morons; In fact some of the things we stand for In regard to our children almost proves It, but It does seem that a moron mother could raise her child better than a robot one. Much Is preached at us about the breaking down of the home traditions, and I believe the present school system should share the hlame; it takes the 4 Mi-year-old baby into the kindergarten before Its Immature mind has had a chanco to realize that home can be anything else but a filling station for Its stomach and u perpetual Christinas tree for Its demands. The widowed mother, who earns the living, finds the day nurnery and kindergarten are helping lo solve her problem, but they loo often are used by selfish mothers to provide inoro leisure for themselves. The real mother Is losing one of the greatest assets of her llfo; something she can never recapture again In all the long years, by the premature projection of the plastic mind of her child Into the secondary life. He Irt too young to grasp facts, and Is unable to blend the two, so false standards am built up from the first; the home cornea to mean less and lose, the parents arc helpless to combat. It, but paradoxical!} will be blamed for It and tlie state will eventually use It as an excuse to trespass further on the God-given right of parenthood. The play element in fostered from the start, and remains the incentive throughout the school years, and even beyond. We are appalled at the vjn. dlctlveness and brutality displayed In the demonstrations and riots, BO fre- qusnt now In our state universities but we should remember we have seen these urges built up year .by year, In the varloub competitive .sports. Not that I do not believe In sports for I heartily do, .but In the relation- shin to the most good for the child In building up a fine body, an alert mind and co-operation with fellow students not the ruthless,, tricky and retaliatory spirit that Is matured so often .now No doubt the originators of the com pulnory physical training lawn had thi JoflloHt motives In mind, hut they d|< not foresee ths attending evils tlia have arisen :wlth the accentuating ful flllment of the'law. v Trusting^Pventa would, be hocked if they could -overhear some of he instructions given to their boys by nany of the so-called character bUlld- ng coaches. This befuddles their home ind church taught ethics; If trouble esults, they are soon shown that a louble code of morals exists, and reel according to type. Dispensers of Hcliool tax money have tullfied the public mind with promses: "Grand results are just around he corner," if the gullible populace will only believe them, and lot the money/flow like water. But never In history have the state schools of cor- -ectlon been so criwded, or so many :hlldren of school ago on probation to he Juvenile Courts. .But In justice to the child, I must lay that a hypocritical adult popula- lon which stands for a child being reported to the juvenile department for such petty offenses, as are proven by heir calendar, stands branded as the >lggest frauds on earth—not one could lonestly throw the first stone. It is eally pitiful how thin skinned and short memorled the udults. are! A veneer of culture covers over many an "Klmer Gantry" In other callings besides the ministry. It Is my ambition to see a time come ivhon It will be a punishable offense 'or anyone, school-teacher, or otherwise, to report any child to any police or juvenile department, without first consulting the parents or guardians; then If co-operation Is denied, ol ourse other means may be considered Too often the first 1 Inkling parents lave of-any disorder Is when visited a juvenile or police officer; many a child would be saved If this were not so. The/majority of parents have falrlj good sense, and wish to make their children reaped both themselves and their teachers, but they are getting so confused as' to Just what their status Is in regard to tjiolr children, they are penalized If they make them obey, and they are penalized If they don't.' The old-fashioned method of a session in tho. woodshed, with dad's razor strop, hasn't been Improved upon In at the experiments, and regardless o what we may have thought of the Justice of the procedure nt the time we caji see now that some ratho foolish Ideas were nipped In the. bud and—If wo did have somo wells 01 our south exposure, and had .to warp into our seats at school with ease am discretion, wo at least had pride and intestinal fortitude enough not to try to make n horrible example of on parents, and saintly little martyrs o ourselves. If the school system la the backbon of a nation, doesn't It seem concluslr that the old backbone must be gettlni pretty weak when It requires so man; supportive laws to bolster it up? I would seem It was time for a sane >peo pie to shake off this lethargy, and de mand n revision of teaching principles get back to a sound system where re tentlve minds were formed by a com petition of brains, and weed out th noneesentlals—the time robbers—th false standard builders, these are th things wasting the taxpayers' mone; giving no tangible results In child ed ucattpn. A curb must lie brought o the ever widening circle of'depart inentH-that are HO butty building a top heavy organization that they have los their perspective— ' • • "They, are as fltslt that nurfejt wit too rouch—as they that starve wit nothlRf."—Shakespeare.' ' oosevelt wanted to get the three key osltlons in the cabinet off his chest eforo he starts hla cruise Saturday. • • • • OANS—The R. P. C. appears to i have deliberately tried to mislead he House, in, making the report of its arly loans. Tho background on that is the R. "". C. is dead set against publicity. It eslsts every attempt In Congress to make public the facts. It believes pub- cation has a bad effect on the bank- K situation, The corporation held the report back ntll the last minute of the last day. 'hen It listed In one bunch 55 reasons fhy the 6000 loans were made. What !ongress .demanded • to know was the eason'for each loan. Senator Couzens called the turn on rte report regarding the Dawes loan. He confirmed tho-facts about the loan s set forth here December 16. The orporatlon report Indicated General awes received the entire $90,000,000. The explanation for that deception nay He In the fact that Dawcs ob- ained fifty or sixty million that he "id not get. The corporation reported t as a disbursement .but apparently '. went no further than' the Federal Reserve Bank at Chicago. The trans- ictlon was probably that the R. V. C. old the federal reserve to let Dawes draw on It up to $90,000,000 and ounted that an a disbursement. Dawes paid no interest except on what he drew. •••••« ONG—The air parted to let Huey 1 Long'Into the' R. P. C. the other day. Escorted by Harvey Couch he ireezed Into the presence of Gardiner Bowles. He waved away a chnlr with he asnertlon that no .one ought to sit lown-with times what they are. Both Couch and Cowles Immediately sat down. , Senator Long. then gave his book- salesman talk requesting relief loans or Louisiana. He thatlked Cowles'ex- ravagantly for previous loans; and slapped him twice on tlio back. Tho air made ..way for him going out. ' Cowles, a . conservative lowan, .was jrepared to take Long down a peg. Je had no chance to speak until Long- was gone. Then- he turned to Couch and sa|d: ' 'You know I kinda like that fella." • • .. • JOHNSON—First mention of Hiram " Johnson as a member of Mr. Roosevelt's cabinet came as a Joke from his sidekick, Senator McNary. McNary put the newsmen on Johnson's trail some weeks ago by Bug- resting he had heard that maybe, per- laps, buzz-buzz-buz^. The' newsmen worried Johnson sick with Insistent queries. The nlatter resolved so much publicity that the Democrats took up :he Idea and Johnson wa« seriously considered. The truth of the matter appears to ' be' that Mr. Roosevelt would like to have Johnson hut that the Callfornlan will not take It, At "east he would not up to a week ago. NEW YORK By JAMES McMULUIN S OVIETS—An exchange of high commissioners between the United States and Hupsla may be the novel solution which the President-elect will bring forward. His-close friends hero are keen about the plan. • »• • • C ANADA—Britain's policy of carefully avoiding offense to Japan in connection with Manchurian developments In beginning to hnar fruit. Japanese lumber orders which used to be placed In this country have been switched to Canada and the Industry there is beginning to feel chipper again. . • • • R . V. C.—There's a very competent women In the personnel department of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Every application for a Job has gone through her hands,since the corporation was set up. 'Hor relations with her former em r ployers are close and oordlal. The House of Morgan Is a great help. . ^ » . » ON THE SAFE SIDE The street car was crowded, and an old man with a kindly twinkle Iji hla eye took five-year; old Tommy oh his lap. ' •'•>• ."This will be better than standing, won't It rny boy?" he suggested. , "Yes," said Tommy, rather reluctantly, for he had enjoyed lurching about the car. "But you want to be careful I don't pick your pocket." the old mao.sald iu.a whisper. "Can't," Tommy retorted. "As soon as. I saw you loolcln' at me I'put my in.my moulh."—Tit-Bit* frank smile, ingenuous and' winning. There was nothing flirtatious about It. Sheila Minlled.back; ' "Aren't you Miss Shayne?" the man awked In a low tone. Without waiting for an answer, ho, nodded slowly. "Yes, of course you are. I've seen you on the stage. • I saw you at Atlantic .City and I wanted to see you here. "Where have you been?" ",y.ou mean you saw me In 'When Lights Are Low'?" Ho nodded. • » • Having secured another part, Sheila didn't mind in the least admitting what had happened; , Others knew It now anyhow. "I lost my Job In that show In Atlantic City," she said, ' "I guess I wasn't much of a success." "But you were! 'YoU were excellent! I suppose It was *ln.rlon—yes, of course, that was It I- Marlon doesn't like competition. Do you have a Job now?" Sheila nodded. "I'm going on the road," -, " "Not really? Why, you can be a Broadway star If you stay here. On the road—!" •. "I have to cat." "Don't we nil? Come and eat with me any time. But meanwhile don't go on the road. Are you married?" Sheila gave a start. "Goodness, nol" " • The man laughed. "Well, you "will be. I've seen It so many times. Girls who have talent, looks, personality, spoil It all by running off and getting married. I'll get you're engaged this minute—" • "No!" Sheila's voice rang out quickly. "Well, you will be. Red^ checked cuVtalns In your kitchen windows, a pot of geraniums on the sill, doll carriages around the place to stumble over—" "How did you know?" Sheila began, her cheeks burning. "How did I know? I didn't until a minute ago. You look Just like that kind of girl. Well—" his tone lowered, "I'll be seeing you." His glance dropped. Looking up, Sheila saw Dick coming along the garden walk. "It seems John was in a Jam," Dick admitted, seating himself. "Hadn't paid his rent. I got Trevor on the wire and he gave him another week to raise it." • • • The waiter brought tho first course, a plate carefully mosaicked with shiny red peppers, silver fish, cool green onion tops and radishes. "When we're married—" Dick began. "We're not going to bo married," Sheila interrupted. "No? How much do you want to stake on it?" "All I have!" She shook the contents of her little purse on the tablecloth. A key. A postage stamp. Four pennies and a folded bill. 'Say! Is that all you have? For- By FREDERIC J. HASKIN ' ' * t* • ' Tills mmipiper putt at'your'dlipoial a corpl of trained reiiarcher 1 ! In WnhlnH<m who .will ani»er qiieitlotli for you. They liar* acctii to tl» foratnment •denirtmantl, th« llbtarlti, muieums, iilltrtei, and tXifcllo bultdlim,Cartel to the numeroui •isodalloni'which maintain litadquarttri In the nation'! ciptUl. "• ?hw can ba of inliliuic«.to you, .writs your, .quaa- lion .plainly,: and aand with 8. c»nti (n coin or itampi. Do iiot'uie Doitcwrti. Addraia The BakonNetd California!!' Information j-Surnu, Fradarle J. Haikln, Director. Waihington.'D.'O. Q. On what date is Ash'^ day this yekr?—T..C. v :. A. Ash Wednesday falls on March 1 and Easter.oti April 16. ••'-;. '.•'( Q. Are there ariy states which do not provide for probation for offenders against the law.?—H.-J. .>.'•./, A. The 'National Probation Association says that-15 states -are without laws for adult probation, and two' states without -laws f or i' Juvenile courts. . • '• •'• •'•'••'. Q. When was * tho gold rush In the Black Hills?—T. S. H. A. In 1874, General Ouster In going through the Black Hills reported the discovery of gold. Two years"'later this report' was ^confirmed, anS there was an Immediate rush of gold seekers. .••'....-. Q. How does a lawyer obtain the right to practice before the'/United States Supreme Court?—T..SV A. In order to obtain permission to practice before the Supreme "Court, It" Is necessary for application 'to", be endorsed by an official .of.'the bar of the state and to petition the: Supremo Court for admission before th.at .body. This petition Is filed w'tth'the clerk of the Supreme Court and'the. matter is taken under advisement 'by'.one" of tho Justices of the Supreme Court having supervision of the state 'from which the petition conies. " If the record Is satisfactory; a motion-Is mado by the Justice and the consideration of such motion and action upon It constitutes the -first procedure usually on Monday when the court'Is in session. A petition may bo filed at any time. give me but—well, I know you are only rehearsing. Listen—" "I am listening." Arms on the table, Sheila framed her cheeks with two soft hands and smiled across at him provoklngly. "I know It all by heart. Listen, girlie, tf that's all you Q. How old Is the motorcycle T— II. S. A. The earliest known attempt at a two-wheeled vehicle which would proceed under Its own power Is said to have been made by "\V. W. Austin of "VVInthrop, Mass., In 1868. It was propelled by a coal-burning steam engine. Other more or less similar affairs followed In 1^84 and O880. In 1895, a cycle propelled'by a combustion engine using gasoline.was exhibited at Madison .Square Garden in New York City. This has been called the first appearance of the motorcycle in the form In which It Is known today. Q. How many letters were there in the Latin alphabet In Cicero's time? —R. G. A. The Latin alphabet, at that have let me help you. plenty of people waiting There are around to grab a nlco little girl like you when she's out of work and hasn't any money. Let me stake you. I'm not like the others!" "I hope I am," Dick said slowly, "If that's the case." "Oh, It Isn't. I have plenty of money." "Sure?" "Quite sure. Do you think if I were actually broke I'd have let you see that I had so little In' my purse? Besides, It Isn't a little. That bill Is a 10." "A fortune!" gasped Dick in mock agreement. ."Look here, Sheila, please give up this rond Job. Marry me and forget the stage." . , They discussed the pros and cons of marriage throughout tho rest of the dinner. But Sheila had made up her mind. She .would not marry him, f-he would not marry him and live In the cl^y or In a suburb. She wanted a home In tho country. A country- bred husband. She even mentioned red geraniums and was surprised and gratified because Dick did not laugh. '"But we can have all that, sweetheart," he said earnestly. "No, we can't. You were born to a different life. You wouldn'fllko It." And with a promise to wrlto him frequently Dick had to be content. (Continued tomorrow) < a • time, consisted of 21 letters, Q. There Is a portrait of 'the empress dowager .of .China by K. A. Carl In tho National Museum; of what wood Is tho frame made? — D. M. A. This frame, designed ..by the subject, of the portrait. Is made of rare camphor wood. It was executed by thr) most expert workmen In China. Q. What degree of heat is produced by electric' welders? — T. F. A. The electric. . arc welder produces temperatures from 6300 to -9400 degrees Fahrenheit. . Q. A. been of paper. "What is a, glarlmeter?—A. R. It Is an Instrument .which has invented to measure, the gloss Q. A. Who was Mali?—R. T. According to Persian mythology Mah'was the fish,which 'was supposed to hold the universe. •'•-., Q. Is the river Thames, In England, known by .any other-.name?—J. .M. A. Caesar says that, at the'time of his Invasion of Britain, 7t .was'called Tamesls. Tamesa. Other, early, writers cull it In -early Saxon times tho river was called Tlmmls. The .Thames above Oxford often" Is' called Isls. Whether technocracy's contentions are correct or not, a great d,eal of free time will bo upon the hands of the masses from now on. This means a greater task for religious forces.— Doctor George B. Haynes,' vice-president of the home boards of the 'Congregational and Christian Churches. The 'legitimate" theater is making its exit from American life.—Arthur Hopkins, eminent producer and writer on the drama. You can't adopt politics as a profession and remain honest.—Louts McHenry Howe, personal adviser of President-elect Roosevelt, addressing students at Columbia University. . Education is too frequently, thought of. as the discipline of Intelligence with character left out.—Doctor Arthur E. Morgan, president, Antloch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio. Q. What kings arid queens have visited the United States?—A. T. A. Among the kings who have visited America may be mentioned Al- t*rt of Belgium; Don .Pldrb n, .emperor of Brazil, who . attended the Centennial Exposition In Philadelphia In 1876; Edward yil/'of England, who came to this country while Prince of Wales in 1860; Queen Marie, of Rumania, who toured the United States In October,and November, 192.6, 'and the King and Queen of Slam In 1931, President Lincoln emancipate slaves, Q. When did first propose .to paying their owners for them?—J^ G. W; A. As.early as.March 6, 1862," Lincoln urged Congress In a'special message to co-operate with any state for the gradual emancipation of its slaves, 'with compensation from the government. Q. Where did the great -fire of London start?—C. O. V. A. It started In a wooden" house In Pudding Lane on September. 2, ')606. If every factory wheel In the country wero turning ut full 'speed today we should still have 5,000,000 unemployed.—President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt. ' We have reached a point where the machine must be utilized for its greatest social purpose—the production of leisure—in order to make It an effective arm of Industrial progress,— Will H. Hays, president, Motion Picture Producers and Distributers of America. A THOUGHT For our light affliction, which' It but for a moment, worketh for u* a fir more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. — II Corinthian* 4i17. .. a • • Pain Is the great teacher of -mankind. " Beneath its breath souls develop* — j^Tcaay'S Almanac: February gg- ^S^^S&SS sees) 1876-.National league of baseball club* is

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