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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1933 Cbitortal $age of JSafcerstf tefo Caltforntmt ALFRED HAnnELL KDITOR'AND laaued l£vury KvenliiK Except Sunday In Bak'orslleld, Kern County, California F.ntered in po.st office nt Bakorstleld, California, as second class mall matter under the Act of Congress March 3, 1871). MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the UNO for publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper, and also tho local news published therein. The Cnllfornlnn Is also a client of the United Press and ilic l.'nltfd News and recolvea tho complete leased wlro service of both. EASTERN REPRESENTATIVES Bryant, Griffith <& Brunson, Inc. , New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta WASHINGTON (D. C.) BUREAU Frederic J. Hiiskln, Director, Washington, D, C. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE Delivered by carrier or mail in postal zones, one, two, three, per month, G5c By mall In postal zones four to eight, per month, 85c THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. 8. A.' THE CONCERN OF ALL disservice lo the country as n whole, to the localities in which they reside and to 'themselves as individuals. We collected in the seven months thai are just passed, $1,138,000,000; we spent $2,410,000,000. In one form or another we owe the difference between what we spent and what we collected, and there is but one source from which the money to pay that debt can come, and that is the people themselves. And every dollar collected from them to wipe out such deficit 'is a dollar the large part of which is witb- , drawn from useful service, 'to the detriment of the farmer with produce unmarketed, the merchant with goods on his shelves, and the wage earner seeking employment. DEFINES A PROGRAM ' I'M IE nation, will read with interest the ± T HE attitude of many people relative to Ihc agitation to reduce costs of government is inexplicable when we consider how that very phase of the present situation is directly affecting them. Every movement, whether it be national, state or local, designed to bring down maintenance costs to (he level of costs of a few years ago invariably finds opposition, and very often from those whose welfare is most seriously affected by continued reckless spending for governmental purposes. Some, of them are obsessed with the idea that budgets may be balanced by imposing additional taxes upon the wealthy, unmindful of the fact that where money is withdrawn from circulation in localities and finds its way to Washing- Ion or Sacramento to meet the pay^ rolls of overmanned departments, to pay ship subsidies, to loan money to non-functioning banks. Ihc area from which it comes is impoverished by just that much, with the result that business opportunities arc lessened and unemployment is accentuated. We Jearn from the government reports that the deficit for Ihe first seven months of this present fiscal year is $1,271,000,000. If any scheme of taxation could be devised that would insure the wiping out of that deficit, it would be at the expense of the country as a whole, for the withdrawal of the money from circulation would directly affect business in its every phase. Indeed, we may well agree that the extravagance of government has contributed as much as any other one thing to perpetuating the depression. We cannot cat our cake and have it too. The government cannot extract huge sums of money which should be in service in the several states and in the communities thereof without such extraction reflecting itself in lessened business, lessened markets and . circumscribed fields of labor. THIRTY YEARS AQO (Tlio California!], thlt date. 11)03) Mrs. A. E. Robinson has returned from San Francisco. Tho "invincible Kern City Stars" defeated the recently organized Bak- er.sfleld Alerts, 44 to 4, in a game at the Athletic park. Robert Barnett has gone to San Francisco for hospital attention. W. G. Compton, of the Southern Pacific spent a day in Tulare. C. J. McDevltt has sold the Randsburg Miner to W. A. McGinn. George Segress has moved from Baker street to his ranch in the Weed Patch district. There is nothing new in this situation. Nearly 100 years ago the country suffered its most serious depression until now, and one of the contributing factors, perhaps the most outstanding, was a governmental policy which directed the flow of money into the federal treasury. The banks were immediately affected, credit was withdrawn, the payment of bank obligations was in- program outlined by President-elect Roosevelt for the reclamation, development and agricultural rehabilitation of that great area forming the water shed of the Tennessee River. Me outlines in that connection a 7-point program to include reforestation, flood control, water power development to be available for cities, states and farm homes, reclamation of bottom lands, elimination of unprofitable lands, eventual flood control of the Mississippi and improvement in navigation. He expects that through Ihe institution of this program, 200,000 men can be given employment and that the project as a whole will be self-sustaining, thus making its financing practical. And considering this as an initial movement, he says: "If it is successful—and I am confident it will be—it will be the forerunner of similar projects in other sections, particularly in the Ohio and Arkansas Valleys and in Ihe Columbia River basin. We have about 12,000,000 wage earners unemployed. If we returned immediately to the high level of 1929,1 think we would still have 5,000,000 men out of work and on a dole. If, by government activity we can restore the balance, we will have taken a great step forward." We think there will be agreement that the very location of this projected movement for develonmpllt Illld rpH-inmlirm i«j linnnilv'l ' J(ir!s !ln(1 London. Poker Dick uiveiupiiiiiu uuu lecidumtiun IS Iiappll} | a fortnight man compared wilt selected. It will turn the attention of the people to what certainly must eventuate before normal conditions can be restored in the United States, u movement back to the soil. Not that there would be immediate profit to those who abandon residence in the urban communities in favor of homes in rural sections, but at least there would be a living insured, and at the same time a lessening of that congestion which makes wage-earning increasingly difficult with each passing month. In any event, there will be an awakened interest and a heartening of the people by reason of the very fact that leadership is to develop a program that promises something in the way of relief. TEN YEARS AQO (Tin CitlfornUn. thli date, 1023) Delta Sigma will give a. dance tonight with Ra'y Holmes, Tom Nelson and Frank Kalbaugh In charge of arrangements. Mrs, George W. Shearer will be hostess to her friends next Saturday at a bridge tea. Tlio quaint old comic opera, "The Mascot," was produced hero last nlg^ht Motion pictures now being shown hero are: "To Have and to Hold,' 1 Richard Barthelmess and Dorothy dish In "Fury," "The Ebb Tide," "Mixed Faces" and tho "Skywayman." There are about 450 men out of work hero, most of them transients. There will bo a motorcycle hill climb at Tlee hill Sunday. Mrs. Olive Grogg has lost a diamond pin worth $D60. TWENTY YEARS AQO (Tlio Callfurnlan, llils date. 1013) The Security Trust Company has nearly four times as many patrons now as It had'four yearw ago. Mrs. F. E. Mannell wan hostess to tho Harmonica 1 club. Mrs. George Haberfeldc will entertain tho Semas Amlgas club at her homo on Seventeenth street. Fireman AVI I Ham Mare left for Fresno today. The Southern Pacific Company moved 9D6 cars on the Tehachapl mountain during tho last 24 hours. The Odd Follows Bulldog Association will erect a $20,000 temple at Tn ft. BEQIN HERE TODAY Stall* Shayna, II, whme iirintt war* wall- kntvn vaudeville entertalneri, h • daneer. After wttki tul »f t Jab ihe li hired ta tub- itltutt tor Diliy Oleaien, (mother dantir whg tin ipralnid in anale. Whll« rehearilni it J» Ptrli' itni that Malta meeti Dlek Sttn- l«y mil Trim Lint, both rlih. Dltk It mueh ittnetid by Sheila and urgti Lint tt Intludt hir In tho anaram tf entertainment •t « party hi li ilvlni. Sheila dtetlnn tt come but liter aeceati. At tbt party iht meeti QordeiT Mandrake, well-known treduter. She Me* Dltk frequently after thlt. Dally returni to tho »how and Sheila aialn hunti a lib. Then Mandrake offeri her a part In a new play. Re- heariali boiln at met. Shilla beeinrn friendly with Jim Blalnt, me .at tho prtnelpali In the pliy. They 10 to Atlantic City fir fhi try.iut w»k. Mirlon Randtlah, Iht etar, beetmei Jealeui became tf Iht pralit Sheila rtctlvei trim crltlei and Ihirtdrt Sheila U dluhantd. 8ht li out of wtrk fir lint time. Then the lecurti a pirt In a ihiw that li gtlng en tour. When Dltk Itarnt the ntw lob will lak« hir tut if town hi btgi Shilla to |l»e It up and marry him. She rifueti. They «o to dinner and while Dlek li talking tt tht proprietor tt tht reitaurant a younp, man at a nearby table speaki tt Sheila. Ht hai seen her an tht stito and prtliet her dinting. Sheila doti net learn thli itrangw'e name'. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER XVII Tn spite of all her protests Sheila was to need money before tho rehearsal period was over and tho play ready for the road. She needed It to buy clothes, for one thing—nice serviceable traveling frocks and shoes. Sheila thoroughly disliked tho cheap, high- heeled pumps tho frizzled chorus girls wore on the road, their silk dresses and bargain basement coats. Tho fact that tho girls couldn't afford better didn't change matters. They could have bought better things for the same price. They should have learned such things just as Sheila had learned them. Instead they laughed at the trim, tweed-suited girls they saw getting into roadsters In small towns, laughed at their sport shoes, the x plaln, expensive traveling frocks they encountered now and then in dining cars. Those girls In tweed -suits were to Sheila the most enviable creatures in the world. She meant to show these members of small town aristocracy that she, too, knew how to dress. Perhaps some day she could live tho life they lived, have a home, a lawn, flowers, and her trunks und suitcases out. of sight In the attic. How Sheila hoped that some day she might buy something without wondering what to do with It when she packed. Sheila needed money, too, lo pay Ma T.xnvell. Of course, Ma would bo willing, If she asked Ijcr, to let tho rout bill wait. With a daughter of her own recently married out of the "Frivolities" Ma know all about the difficulties of stage life. The daughter, as a matter of fact, had not married well, Dora's husband worked at something or other In the village. Now and then Dora worked, too, acting/ as cashier In an arty sort of restaurant. Oh, there was no doubt that Ma Lowell had a soft place In her heart for girls trying to make their way in the show business! That softness would provide Sheila with a. roof over her.head but there were other expenses. One of these was food. Sheila thought shamefully that she should not have turned Dlc.k down HO definitely. His luncheon and dinner Invitations had been a tremendous help. Of course It wasn't really fair tp put It that way. She went to dinner with Dick because she enjoyed being with him. To "sing for one's supper," as tho girls called being agreeable to a dinner companion because one needed food, was ono thing. To dine with Dlek because sho liked him was another. • • * Of course there was Jim Ulalne. Frequently she dined with him. Thero were one or two others who called her occasionally. With two Invitations from Dick, two from Jim and possibly one other each week. Sheila had inanaged fairly well. Breakfasts were Inexpensive and who never ate lunch. Tt was horrid to reckon in such a way but lots of girls did It. They had to. Jim was making a hit In "When Lights Arc Low." He had given Sheella tickets and she had taken Ma Lowell to see the play. Ma had enjoyed it. It was seldom she obtained passes except to vaudeville houses for most of the men and women who patronized her rooming house were In the vaudeville. Once they had attained tho heights of a NEWS BEHIND THE NEWS WASHINGTON By PAUL MALLON EBTS—Britain and Franco found out belatedly about Mr. Stlmson's game on war That explains tho curious maneuvers you have seen recentlv from -(Cipyrlght MeClure Newipaptr Syndicate) • side on the thing is that Britain suspects tho real purpose of Mr. Stimson's gamo which Is to make the French pay. She cannot be a party RANDOM NOTES There are people in London who actually prefer the American films to the British productions; and that persists even in the face of the popular slogan, "Buy British." sisted upon and almost over night there wasjIn behalf of the latter policy and for the en- a panic throughout the land. It should be repeated that there is no class of people in a position to refuse 'their cooperation in the wide movement to bring about a horizontal reduction in governmental costs, and it is one of the discouraging phases of the existing situation that the vision of so many people is clouded in the consideration of a matter so vital to their future. |couragement of English films, a competitive prize was recently offered by j* newspaper for the best 70-word criticism of Hollywood, and the winner of Ihc contest ignored Ihe patriotic side and based his objections upon 11 i* t tt • * i •.( i «• i -m w 11 • 1 *'"*"" "••»*•••""••* v ' * tuoiii. inn, ntiumi uur- the tact that the Values Of the Hollywood rency, a war debt arrangement which ui f i ,i , i- , •• . wl " , hrln s economic improvements; nlms are false, the morals squalid, its stones " " silly, its romance tinsel, and its humor infantile." - - _- _ party to that trick because she has an agreement with Franco. Considerably more bluffing will go on before anybody shown his hand. Tho French were on the verge of paying last week when they awoke to what Stlmson was doing. Bankers in close touch with them had Information that tho French leaders were working on an arrangement to push the Chamber of Deputies into line. She was afraid Kngland was getting preferred sub-rosa treatment from us. Later she became wary. Our officials are certain payment will come from Paris before March 4. • • • PROGRAM—A big public wotks pro-l gram may bo tho Inflationary step to grow out of tho current Harrison hearings. The boys have not decided defl- natoly on it yet but that Is what they have In mind to offset all this currency inflation stuff. They think they might start It off with five billion, stepping It up higher later if necessary. •• Mr. Roosevelt Is not wedded to tho idea but he has consented to let tho boys explore it. A trial balloon for the public works plan was put out In New York last week by Professor Tugwell of tho Roosevelt board of best minds. He worked. It into a 7-polnt new deal program. You will hear more of It from here on. Tugwell tried a trick In his scheme. His basic points included a balanced budget and sound currency, as well as five billion for public works. Those three things are hardly analogous. The new deal so far Includes tho following promises: An announcement for a balanced budget; 25 per cent economies; an In- r crease In Income taxes; prohibition , repeal; the allotment hill; sound cur- B UDGET—The only way you can raise money for public works is by a bond issue. You can only balance your budget by leaving the bond Issue to one side. You must sell your bonds to the bankers. Five billion is a lot of money. Even the government would have a hard time right now trying to make tho bankers, loosen up with five billion for such boys will have to a venture. The Harrison And a further compelling reason for cooperation is found in the possibilities ihat may arise affecting society as a whole if Ihe present nation-wide insistence upon tax reduction fails to achieve results. The reader has but to observe what is transpiring in the We do not know how a Londoner passes judgment upon American humor, but otherwise the average American will be in agreement with Ihc main points of his criticisms. Even so, il is the judgment of tho. vast body of the English people that Ihc British Him cannot approach the American for photog- Russlan reproachment. Other Ideas will be added before it is officially promulgated in the Inaugural address. dross the idea up in prettier clothes than now adorn it to fool a banker these days. • * * INVESTIGATION — Personal trouble i has broken out again among members of the Senate stock market iYi- vestigatlng committee. The boys are threatening to make a scene about Chairman Norbeck's employment of Mr. Pecora as special counsel. They claim he Is getting more than the $300 per month plus the 3 1-3 per cent general government salary cut. You will hear about it shortly. The matter is not important, except as further evidence of how that committee has functioned from the start. S ILVER—The silver vote in the Senate was not Important aa It appeared. Tho move was made by western silver boys who know they did not have a chance. They did not care for the bank bill and took that opportunity to air their silvery views. They were surprised they got IS votes. That, does not mean the Senate is conservative and against inflation. * • » N OTES—More cagey than the others In the Roosevelt entourage Is Professor Moley. . . . He talked with newsmen for an hour during recent stale department visits and said ex- play-wrltlng young men! I* sniff whenever Dlrlr'M actly nothing. Huey Long has no close friends on the Senate committee Investigating the last Louisiana election. . . . The Investigation was started by Republicans and tho Democrats will probably have to go to bat for Huey whether or not they want to. ... Former Governor Byrd would succeed Glass In the Senate but Walsh's successor IB In doubt. . . .' One of the things Walsh wanted to know before taking tho post was who NEW YORK By JAMES McMULLIN P ROGRAM—Professor Rex Tugwcll's 7-point program for economic recovery met a surprisingly favorable response In Wall street. The income and inheritance taxes and public financing proposals came in for a lot of cussing but the sops to local opinion in the avoidance of currency Inflation and the budget balancing Idea seemed to outweigh the grief. The program Is unanimously regarded In Informed quarters aa a Roosevelt trial balloon to gauge public reactions to bin prospective policies. There is much admiration for the skill with which different sections of opinion are balanced off against each other. • • • r\ISCIPLINE—The stock exchange U made a record for Itself by suspending six members in one day. The victims were by no means small- timers. They represented two of tho most important member houses deal- Ing In bonds. Unfair competition was at tho root of the punishment. By tipping page boys the houses In question got quicker service on quotations. Also an item of $15,000 for entertainment of customers entered Into one case. This expense was interpreted as a rebate to customers which is strictly prohibited. • • • INVESTIGATION—The appointment of Ferdinand Pecora to mop up on he Senate's stock market investlga- lon causes no faster heart beats locally. Pecora is an able lawyer with irst rate Tammany connections and cnows how to obey orders. There Is no chance of a prima donna act from him. The investigation is expected to continue along trivial lines. • • • [~\1L—Oil people are up In arms about '-'a certain company which is a >arty to the proration agreement but m.s been piping quite a bit more oil han Its quota calls for. They have found out that taxes have not been' >ald on HIP surplus production and the nternal revenue office has been tipped off. The scrap will be kept out of he public eye If possible. BroadwAy engagement they were sure to move. Ma liked vaudeville or the pictures best but sho wanted to take a look at. "Sheila's young man," Tn Ma's fond Imaginings tt. Was Jim, not Dick, who held first place In the girl's heart. "These Ma would' sniff whenever Dick's name entered tho conversation. "No good—any of them! Always behind In their rent, burning the lights all night, starving themselves or else moving off In a limousine too big to even speak to a person! They're all alike! Frequently Sheila saw ,Tim on Sundays when they would drive out on Long Island. The play closed at 11 each night and Sheila disliked late parties. Sunday, unrushed, calm and deliberate, was their day. They would take a lunch and drlvqi. out along tho green T<ong Island roads, lined with streams and ponds and waddling while ducks. "There's the little homo Glena Grayson built for her mother to keep her out of Hollywood," Jim remarked one day, motioning toward a house not far from tjie road. "But mothers are In fashion In Hollywood now." "Yes, mothers of the duchess type. Glena's mother isn't like that. We stopped there once to Inquire about the rond and spoke to Mrs. Grayson. Thought, sho was tho cook She's a nice old lady, though. And she looked comfortable in her cotton dress and houso slippers, sitting In a rocker out in tho yard." Sheila laughed. It was fun to be with Jim. It was less of a strain talking to him than to Dick. There, was ono subject that came between them, though. Jim was a success. Not only did ho have a job but wan receiving J2SO weekly. Jim was making good and not a Btruggler like herself. "I want you to meet my mother some day soon," he told her soberly. They were seated beneath a tree near Long Island Sound. Tho plash-plush of the water reached them and they could sec tho creaming of the breakers, Tlio air held a faint salt tang. Sheila looked dreamily toward a white sail far out on tho horizon. "I'd love to,'.' she said. "She'd love to meet you." Jim's voice was nonchalant. "I've told her about you. She Is at Montauli Point just now. I wonder If you'd care to drive down with me next Sunday?" "That would be fine." He looked at her steadily but Sheila, still gazing seaward, was unconscious of his scrutiny. Jim wondered if this girl knew- what was In his mind—what meeting his mother neant. He wouldn't introduce every girl to his mother. would succeed him. The $700,000 cut In prohibition appropriations will not hurt enforcement materially although the department IK up in arms about It. ... Every department howls when cut but if you think this cut makes any difference try taking a drink on Main street. iALTH Middle West at the present time, to reach the| rup | lv> ac ij n g a .ul direction. And that runs conclusion that a day may not be fur distant jaUmg wi( i, (nc j, K |gnieiit of the as'erage when there will be no public funds to meet American familiar with the films produced' "pVOCTOR McCOY'S monus suggested xJ for the week beginning Sunday, February 5, 1933: Sunday Breakfast—Poached egg on Molba toast; stewed figs. Lunch—Corn mual muffins; string beans; lettuce and rlpo olives. By DR. FRANK McCOY —MENUS salad of grated cream. raw carrots; ico Friday the cost of government even though con- in that country. ducted along the most economical lines. Laws governing lax sales and foreclosures If u critic could become internationally have become all but inoperative ih a dozen minded, however, he would usk, why should or more agricultural stales and doubtless the! the pot call the kettle black? The average disaffected area will widen as revolting farmers secure what are seeming victories over the processes of the courts and the activities of public officials. It were well, then, to co-operate in a sane, movement designed to perpetuate effective government, a movement which will take the luxuries out English picture is stupid enough, but we are not sure whether stupidity is not lo be prc- ferred to viciousness. And there is a Jot of the latter in many of our American productions. Vet when \ve sec the patronage thut is of service; it were wise indeed lo stand i accorded to a picture of the belter type, of squarely for a policy of retrenchment. real merit, one that eliminates those features : so objectionable to many millions" of Ameri- and So, from Ihe standpoint of self interest, I cans, we wonder that there is not a larger id from that of the interest of society it- perccntace of siood nicturos nl the «V\m>nsi> nf -self, those who discourage the effort to re- the kind that seemingly find favor wilh lhc duce costs of government arc rendering a producers. percentage of good pictures at Ihe expense of us; raspberry whip. Monday Breakfast—Whole wheat mush with cream or butter; stewed prunes. Lunch—Glass of grapo juice. Dinner — Roast mutton; baked ground beets; salud of green peas, string beans antl celery; cup cu.stard. , Tuesday Hreakfast — Coddled eggs; Molba ton;, t; slowed raisins. Liim-h — Baked squash ; Hiring beans; salad of shredded lettihco and parsley. Dinner — Vegetable soup/: Salisbury steak; cooked celery; baked carrots; salad of cold cooked string beans and minced beets; Jell-o or Jell-Well. Wednesday Breakfast— Cottngo ulieese; sliced pineapple; Melba toast, tf desired. Lunch — Vegetable souffle, such as limit beans, spinach, etc.; lettuce and celery. Dinner — Roast pork; turnips; green peas; salad of tomatoes und shredded raw spinach; apple whip.' Thursday Breakfast — French, omelet; toasted corcul biscuit; pear sauce. Lunch—Baked potato; roenn; stuffed beots. Dinner—Oulery aoup; bulled cooked lean ; baked cauliflower; Hiring beunsi Breakfast—Oatmeal with cream or butter, no sugar. Lunch—Raw apples us desired. Dinner—Lettuce soup (roolpn given ! January 13); 'boiled fish; eggplant; spinach; salad of sliced tomatoes; Jull-o or Jell-well, no cream. Saturday Breakfast—Coddled eggs; Melba toast; dish of berries, canned without sugar. Lunch—Rico en casserole; string beans; head lettuce with ollvo oil. Dinner—Cream oheeso; cooked greens; baked stuffed tomatoes; salad of minced, cooked and raw vegetables molded In gelatin; sliced pineapple. •Broiled Fish: Select a fish of firm flush which does not dont upon pros- sure, and of a wholesome odor. Split, clean in cold water, und dry thoroughly. Huve the oven very hot, about 400 degrees, and place the flsli on the broiler rack, skin side down Lower heat after about five minutes to a point where tlit? fish will cook through .without burning the outside This will require about 20 minutes or more, according to the' thickness of the fish. When done, remove to hot platter, season with a little parsley butter, and garnish with some crisp raw vegetable. Slices of lemon may bo used wlii-'ii the meal does not contain other fruit acids or starches. Quxtlani written by readori el Tht Cillttr- nltn, artdmit* ta Or,. Frank MtCty. 689 Blulli Ardmara avaaut, La» Anitlet, will b> an. livid. IntltM Mll-asdrmud itanaod invilaaa. T HE terrible "Sepoy mutiny" of 1857, when the British came within an Inch or so of being hurled out of ~ndla, Isn't a familiar story In the United States. We've all heard about t, but. we know almost none of the details; and, considering the present situation in India, a review of tho whole affair Is rather timely. Such review Is provided in 'Bengal Mutiny," by CScorgo Dangor- 'leld. Hero Is a compact, well-written Ixiok full of terror and heroism, of 'ruclty and solf-sucrlflco, of stupidity ind wise endurance—ono of the most tiorrlblo and fascinating of all tho chapters In tho history of Imperialism. In 1K57 Britain ruled India largely through native troop*. The revolt came largely because of the Incredible dOjiiseness of British officialdom. Mr. Dangerfleld shows that It could have, been avoided by even tho most sparing exercise of common Intelligence. That Intelligence was lacking, how- over, and India caught fire. Thero followed Uie frightful massacre of Cawnpore, tho siege of Lucknow, a whole series of killings and burnings and torturings; then the British got control again and proved that they could bo (|ulto as cruol and bloodthirsty as the- Indians had been. Two thing* Impress you In this story; the obtuseness of the Brltlsl generals, and the magnificent, herok endurance of their subordinates. The book shows the sons of tho empire al their worst and at their best. The worst was pretty bad, and tho best was very splendid. Published by Harrourt, Brace, am Co. By FREDERIC J. HASKIN Tlili li a ipoclil department devoted lo tin handling of Inquiries Tuu Into at your (111- poial an iiilciiilvo organisation In Wmhlnglon to ,iervo you In miy rapacity thlt rolitoi to Information. Wrlto.j'our qiiMtlon. your name, and your aililroti dourly, and onclmo a cent* In coin or ttamut for reply. Do not uio polt- cardi. Bend lo Tlio lUkertflelti Callfornlan Information Bureau, Vrodorlc J. Baikln, Director. Washington, D. C. Q. Who originated the lines, "That's all there Is—there Isn't any, more"?—• \V. 13. B. A. They were spoken by IStbol Barrymore In a play called "Sunday" In which Miss Barrymore appeared In 1006. Since then she has used thorn • as a final lino for a curtain or after- dinner speech, until they are Identl- (led with her, "Sunday" was written by Horace Ilodges and T. Wygney Percyvnl, and produced first in London In 1904, Q. When was the government printing office founded?—M. B. R. .A. The Act of Congress authorizing the government, printing office was passed in I860, but tho actual establishment took placo March 4, 1861. Q. What Is Bishop's ring?—D. O. A. It IH a meteorological phenomenon appearing In the sky following great volcanic eruptions." It was named for the Reverend Sereno Bishop of Honolulu, who was first to describe the appearance following the eruption at Krakatoa In 1S83. The. ring resembles the rings In thin clouds about the sun and moon and Is caused by diffraction of the sun's rays by fine volcanic dust In the stratosphere. The ring has just been reported from South America, having been oau.sed, by the eruption at Qulz- apu in the Andes last year and from Australia. Presence of volcanic dust In the stratosphere veils the sun to nomo exlonl and affects the weather. Q. What wore the musical instruments of the ancient Egyptians and Greeks'.'—U. (j. II. A. The flute, the'harp, the pipe, the guitar, the trumpet and the drum weru used by the ancient Kgyptlans. Tho lyre, the flute and the trumpet' or horn, and tho clthara were used by the Urceks. • He threw himself on the soft pine needles at her feet, and raising on one elbow, refilled his pipe. "What did you think of Tillle Ix-e when you dropped in on the show?" "What could 1 think of her—since she Is my successor?" Sheila laughed i little unsteadily. "I think she Just sn'l too good-looking to suit Marlon Randolph. Oh, I don't mean I'm such a beauty: Heavens, no! But 1 Can dance and I can put over a song—bet- :er»than Tlllie Lee anyhow. Marlon Randolph would rather have her in the company. She didn't like me." "Bue, Sheila, that's rotten luck. I think It's the limit that you have to go with a road show. Just because u catty, jealous- Q. What Is the meaning'-of the terms Inflation, deflation and refla- tion?—K. N. B. A. Gold standard countries must maintain a minimum percentage of gold reserve to redeem paper money. If the amount of paper money Issued without limit exceeds gold reserves, Inflation exists. Controlled Inflation provides for iiddltlonal currency up to the limit but not beyond. Deflation means rapid retirement of paper money, desreiiplng the amount outstanding and raising the reserve In proportion. Reflation means restoration to a greater volume after deflation has contracted money too much. Q. May a relative act Hs' witness for one securing citizenship papers? A. This depends on the court. Witnesses must be acceptable to tho court where application for citizenship papers is mode. Q. Who made the kewple and why was it so called?—D. D. A. Ro.so O'Neill put the first kew- ple on the market In 1912. The name is a diminutive for cupld. Q. When were gold quarters and j half dollars coined by the govern- Sheila held up a warning finger, ment?—H. A. F. She was grateful for Jim's loyalty A. N\> 25-cent or 50-cent gold pieces but he was being reckless. "Be careful who hears you say such Ihlngs," she cautioned. "Marion Randolph can cost you youf Job Just as she did mine." "What makes you think so?" "Because I know! Don't ever say anything critical of Marion in the hearing of any member of the company. In the first place, It can't help mo. In the second, whether you think so or not It can harm you. You never can tell what obscure chorus man is headed straight for her apartment with a lot of backstage gossip." "She better not try to monkey with my Job," Jim said, his eyes narrowing. "Why, only last night—" "What about last night?" "Sho Invited me to a party. I didn't go." "You didn't!' Sheila shook her head. "Oh, Jim, that was foolish! You shouldn't have done that!" And Sheila was right. At that very moment Marlon Randolph was saying to the gentleman whose money was behind the play in which she was starred, "Got mo another leading man, honey. I don't think I like Jim Blaine." Continued Tomorrow have ever been Issued by tho United States government. Between 1830 and 1.875 gold half dollars and quarter dollars were Issued by private concerns. These pieces never were legal tender, although they passed as currency at a time when there occurred a shortage of coins with which to transact busl- Q. How Is a. kayak made?—E. L. H. A. A kayak Is an Eskimo canoe, usually of sealskin and completely decked, the covering being laced about the paddler, who sits in an opening amidships, kayaks aro 12 to 15 feet long and of about 16 inches beam amidships; and seat one person or rarely two. They are made' by covering a light wooden framework with sealskin. Q. What .IHumlnant Is used for the perpetual flame at the memorial to the Unknown Soldier In Paris?— J. E, H. A. It is lighted by ordinary Illuminating gas from coal. Thero Is a steady flow of gas to the memorial so that tho flame does not need replenishing, although this is done oh official occasions which provide for a re- Ighting ceremony. The memorial Is ocated under and In the middle of the Arc do 'Trlompho, BO that it does not need to bo otherwise protected from H was an ant of kindness for that Chicago tobacconist to Inform the newspapers after a thief had smashed his whow window and stolen several boxes of wooden stogies. But for tho publicity, tho thief might never liavo known bis mistake. A Philadelphia Jurist has upheld a wife's right to ono night out a week for her bridge club. But ho didn't go UK far as to say sho must split her winnings as poker-playing husbands have to do. When things wero booming a few years ago, wo heard a lot about the "nouveau rlrhe." It seems a bit more difficult to popularize the new poor. Thero Is no such thing as complete Bllence snys a scientist. Kvldcntly he never attended a party where the hostess usked: "Shall we. have a merry little evening of mah Jong?" To suppose that barbers do nothing but give the wrong horses for the fifth race at Agua Callente Is ridiculous. They give the wrong horses for the other races as well. •*•«-»• HUGE AIRPORT OVER STATION What IP claimed to he tho largest and most unique utrport In the world Is proposed for I<ondon. It would be eroded 120 feet above 'King's Cross Station at u cost of $20,000,000, and would cover 15 acres. It employs permanently 600 men. Construction would require Uu'e» A THOUGHT And ha said unto them, Take heed what ye hear; with what measure ye mote, It shall be measured to you: and unto you that year shall more be given.—St. Mark 4:24. • • • Suffering Is part of tho divlno idea. —Uoury Ward i3eocUur t Q. How many vocational agriculture schools are there In the United States?—W. N. A. There are 4500 schools, employ- Ing 8000 teachers. Q. What Is maraschino?—N. S. A. It Is a liquor distilled from tho fermented Juice of the marasca cherry and flavored with tho broken kernels. ^ Ahmitra 1811* Horace Creaky signs income tax of income worrying aditew ncoine tax law.

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