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MONDAY. FEBRUARY 6, 1933 Cbttorml Whe afeerstftefo Caltfortttan A I. PR ED HARREJLI ETR AND Issued Kvery Kvenlng JSxcopi Sunday in Bakersfleld, Kern County, California Entered In post office nt Tlakor.sneld, California, HH second mail matter under tho Act of Congress March 3, 1871*. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Asrtoclatrd i.s exclusively entitled to the use for publlcntton of nil new* dispatches rredltpd to It or not 'otherwise credited In neWH published therein. this p:ipcr, and also the local The C'allfornlnn Is also a client of the United Tress and tlip t'nltpcl News and receives the complete leased wlro .service of both. EASTERN REPRESENTATIVES Brynnt. Griffith & nruiiHon, Inc. Xew York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta WASHINGTON (D. O.) BUUKAU Frederic .T. TInskin, Director, Washington, D. C. quite a few Mvc no relief appropriations. Some examples of existing conditions are cited in the reports. Of (59 Pennsylvania cities and towns answering the question whether the community could care for all those who would need relief, 40 answered "No." Nine othe said they would need help, 13 said they could, and one said "barely." Only two Virginia cities out of nine-say they can meet the unemployment situation without federal aid. Most Ohio cities report that unemployment has almost doubled in a yeui*, with relief for entire families usually running from $2.50 lojjM a week. Of KJ Oklahoma cities reporting, 11 say they can't core for all who need relief, another says "barely.*possible," and NXERVIEWED at Los Angeles the other the 13 say "with outside help." Some Arday while en route to Honolulu, Newton kansas communities report 000 per cent un- D. Baker, former Secretary of War, asserted employment increase over 1931, and several that he. sees nothing in national or world have had to .eliminate relief appropriations conditions which should bring dismay to the because of delinquent taxes. One conimun- voiitli of today. He is quoted as saying: ity, an extreme case, reported that 90 per "Maybe the world is all wrong, but if I were cent of its people are in need of help Ibis a young man just starling out in life I'd bewinter. And a Louisiana city reported thai THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. S, A. JUST AS IT IS TEN YEARS AGO (The Cnllfornlin, this dale, 1923) Mrs. James -T. Magulre \Wis hostess at a bridge luncheon this afternoon. Mrs. Herman Rowland assisted. To promote thrift among students, a bank has been opened in tho Emerson School. U K Chenoweth, county superintendent of schools, spent last week with his stuff Investigating schools at Taft. Today ho said they were very much pleased with what they found. goods prices here: Six yards percales, 91) cents; 9 yardn double outing flannel, three yards, 99 99 cents; cretonnes, cents; beach suiting, throe yards 99 cents; bleached Indian head, four yards 99 cents. A petition may be circulated for the reopening of Twenty-fourth street. Boy Scouts hero are celebrating tho fourteenth anniversary of the organization. •COIN HERE TODAY , Shellt 8h«yn«, ri*n««r, li rtlMhvierf fram • new play bwauie Mtrltn Randolph, the •tar, U JtftltuOflf Mr. Shtlla tearehu for work and finally teturcs a part In' a muilett ihtw won t« ft en tour. Dlek Stanley, rich and loeltlly prominent, mki her te live up this Job and marry him but ihe refuwi. Her Idea of marrlaa* U a homo In tome little town far from Broadway, Sheila li friendly with Jim Blalne, another aetor in the eempany from which the wu dli- oharied. When Jim offends Mite Randolph quite unintentionally the atke Crale Abbttt, wheM money li backing the new ehew, te die- eharie Jim. • Abbott, ttrod of Marlen'e do- mande and tired of her alic. |oee te eee Jim. Ttireuih him he eeeuree an Intreduetlen to Sheila. Tho three meet after the perform* anee and with * friend of Shella'e, Teeele Samper, 10 to a Harlem nliht elub. *• NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY to bo hard really out to was of a get job because these days. good in that part, willing to tackle it just as it is. there has hcen no increase in unemployment • • Of course. That is exactly what the youth because all of its people were thrown out of of all former generations have had to do, and work in 1930 and that if not helped 75 per there is no other course for the modern youth cent of its home owners will he homeless by than to tackle the world "just as it is." Ad- 1934. Many others, including several on the mittedly the problems confronting humanity Pacific coast, have made similar statements today arfe more complex than ever before in of their relief needs. history, but there is nothing in connection Unfortunately, however, there is little in- with them to suggest that they are insoluble dicalion that the present Congress will take by courageous, industrious and imaginative any practical steps to meet the situation. people. The great need of the hour is cu- The real hope is that immediately following pable leadership, such leadership as has the change of administration at Washington, carried the nation and the world through relief measures for the unemployed and difficult periods of the past. Thai this need plans for creating work will have attention will be met in the future, as always hereto- 1 which their critical nature demands. fore, no close obsei*ver of history .may doubt. TWENTY YEARS AGO (Tliu CRllfnrnlan. this data. 1013) Women of the Santa Vo engineers have met hero and organized Poln- Keltia Division, No. 533. Davo lllrshfleld, J. W. Kelly, W. W. Kelly. II. A. Moore and other residents south of tho Santa Fo right of way arc plmmlng to form a civic association to advance the Interests of that section of the city. The Congregational Church Is seriously considering plans to erect a $50,000 church here. During tho year of 1912 there were 200 new wells drilled in the Midway fields and 38 in tho Sunset district. Thomas .7. Davis, an old-time resident of this district, Is visiting now from San Francisco. here Mr. Baker is well qualified to pass judgment on national and world problems, and. -^ his personal confidence in the future is not C y *•** -- - • V V I ^^fc^^"l ONE-TERM PRESIDENTS only inspiring to those who now have responsibilities, but it is also a challenge to the ambitions and the fighting spirit of newer ENERAL satisfaction with the elimination of "lame duck" evils in the federal government machinery has created widespread discussion of another plan for reform through Constitutional amendment THIRTY YEARS AGO ' (Th« CHlirominn. thli.dite. 19U3) Conductor Cameron will occupy the E. C. Ralston home. S. N. Scott of Kern, has been appointed it member of the committee to receive General T. J. Stewart when he arrives here. W. R. Ormsby has been appointed general storekeeper for the Southern Pacific. The Southern Pacific Is extending its "block Hystom" here. Tim Spellncy has returned after a trip to Ijos Angeles. A party was Riven at the Kltpstein home last night in'honor of Philip Kllpsteln. CHAPTER XX The new show, "Heigh-ho," -was practically ready to begin the roaj tour when Jim Blalne telephoned Sheila one morning in great excitement. * "I want you to have dinner with me," he said. "I*ve news for you." "What Is It?" Sheila asked, Instantly alert. The news must be good news because Jim's voice was .so cheerful. "Well, for one thing, Marlon Randolph's out of the show. Oh—it happened suddenly! She's on a train now going west as fast as the engine can carry her. A sudden release from contract, Hhe said, •be.cause of an offer from Hollywood. Mr. Abbott was .so kind! But you know the line they hand out when you're fired!" "An offer from Hollywood?" repeated Sheila. "That wouldn't allow her to break a contract. And who Is Mr. Abbott?" "He's the fellow who put up most of the money for this show. Didn't you know tha-t? He's a friend of Miss Randolph's—or was! I guess that's over now. It seems she Insisted they should fire me and instead he fired her. Anyhow that's the story that's going around. The final crack-up was staged In her dressing room with the door ajar and half the cast heard it. She wanted him to get rid of mo and Abbott said he would accept her resignation. So she's out now and I'm In." "That's fine," Sheila told him. "I mean it's fine for you. Too bad for seating herself with her own cup and rocking busily, ' "George? Is her back?" Marlon they're Marlon too." "Well, aren't you the sweet child!" Jim was .grinning and Sheila knew It even though she couldn't see him. "Wanting sympathy on someone who shopping with George meant order- George was an old admirer of Myrt's. Sheila know \ that "going mode you lose your Job!" "I'm glad she didn't make you lose yours, Jim," Sheila said, laughing a little, too. "Even Marlon can't get all the breaks and It never does anyone a lot of good to be so catty." "You'll never know from experience," Jim said comfortably. "But what I called up to Hay Is this. Why don't you ask for her Job?. It's with the same producers. Your contract would bold, I should think, and it would be great to have you in the show!" Sheila objected. "I couldn't do that —even If they offered me the part. I like the show I'm In now, you know. And I like the road. We're leaving In a couple of days, you know. But It was nice of you to suggest It, Jim. I appreciate It." "In half an hour I suppose half tho actresses In New York who are out of work will be In the wings trying to get that role," Jim said. "Then it's Just as well for mo to stay Hway." They arranged to meet for dinner that evening. Sheila turned to go up the stairs when she heard someone call to her. Tt was Myrt. "Drop in for a cup of coffee," she urged. "Did I hear you declining a Job and did I hear you accepting a dinner invitation? Oh. to be young and beautiful again!" Sheila followed Myrt Into the room. She perched on the untidy bed while her hostess, with sleeves rolled back from her thin arms, busied herself nbout brenkfnst. With the percolator on a chair, the toaster on tho dresser, and the orange juice squeezed on the window seat, Myrt presently assembled a breakfast that was most appetizing. "You shouldn't complain," Sheila said. "You have looks and you're still young, Myrt. You're doing well enough." She accepted a cup of coffee, exclaiming over the real cream that went with It. "George and I did some shopping last night," Myrt remarked blandly, •generations of American citizens. What-,. 4 .. ,. ., . , . r ,1 TT -. i . .., (1 u . , that would Jmut presidents of the United ever is wrong with the world must be 1 ' corrected, and it is their job to "tackle it as * i * 11 it is. AND WHY NOT? States to one term of six years each. Public interest probably will be accentuated by the recenl statement of Senator Piltman, who believes such a change would be extremely desirable. He says: "A President serving his THE police of Detroit are not in error,!first term no sooner gets his policies into the strike in the Briggs Manufacturing operation than he is faced with the need of Co., where automobile bodies are built, was|beginm"ng to plan a campaign for rc-elcclion, fomented bv communists, with NEWS BEHIND THE NEWS MeClure Newspaper Syndicate) WASHINGTON By PAUL MALLON H ULL — Mr. Roosevelt personally Htarted the Hull boom for Secretary of State. It nearly brought him to a break with his b-*st known advisers. Tt brought to light an Inside story of Senator Hull's connections In the last campaign which was not even suspected by Mr. Roosevelt's closest friends. Those two were seldom seen together. Yet they appear to have done twice as much private conferring . . .1 /. . • , since tho pre-conventlon campaign as intent, in order to gain another four-year term in any of tim other more public figures . ,../.• -ji .1 . ir i i i • i i ii i i* i- i> % around Mr. Roosevelt. They did It through interfering with that needful work, which to carry (hem to completion. As a nil by long distance telephone. ., ., , . - 1,1 • \ * n r« i i • One day Mr. Roosevelt called Sento throw as many men as possible out of em- result,- he points out, the first term is very utnr HUM six times. , , rrn .- .... i i n i *ir i- i • Senator Hull has made a stud of ployment. file information is given out by|often only a period of preparation during intomationai riers for some years. knows more about them thnn anyone rise. Ills advice would be priceless In the forthcomin war-dt;bt dlck- crlngs. Tie has difficulty In expressing him- pelf forcefully. His phrason nre lumbering and sometimes incoherent. President are not being subjected to too ments of Senators all along the lino are that those three could do Mr. Roosevelt more good In the Senate than in the Cabinet. NEW YORK By JAMES McMULLIN C ABINKT—New York friends closo to tho President-elect are enjoying the pastime of spearing—quite f ^ ^^ ^ i the authorities there that the leader of this which little of a permanent nature can be trade bar- lie piobably movement h recently returned from Rus-|donc. Recent events have raised the q nation si ion as That has been his chief trouble In tho Senate. It IK the reason why ho place there. * • • i P ROGRESSIVES—There Is a gathering momentum In Congress against further governmental coddling of large businesses. sia, and that as soon as be landed on American soil he began to foment strikes in vari-|whether those who serve the ous industries throughout the land. The right of men to strike to better work-lgreat strain upon their physical and mcntal ihaB not H8Humed a moro prominent ing conditions cannot be denied, but ad- resources, and it is suggested in this conncc- mittedly it is a method that should be ap- tion that changing the term to six years, pealed to as a last resort; and particularly without succession in office, would greatly is that true in these distressing times. If it relieve this situation and tend to partly re-1 ™ G , old '«»»«? thRt f" emergency \ existed which warranted steps In be, then, that the findings of the Detroit move the duel Executive from the field of state socialism is aiowiy being dissi- ' ° , . paled. Hearings aro being held daily police arc justified, we are wondering why partisan politics. In any event, the proposal in both nouses for the purposes of . . _ _ . , . ,., , , , . - producing evidence against paternal- this recent arrival from Russia should not is likely to have a prominent place m future ism through the R. F. c. That is ........ , . . . .. . . , .. what Is behind the hearings on the be returned to the land from which he came, discussions on governmental reorganization five-day-week and the couzens *-.» i ,11 i f ..11 -MT i • -i I road resolution, We have troubles enough of our own \vitn-|at Washington. L ABOR—Hard campaigning Is going on backstage over the Labor portfolio. Friends of Mr. Tobln of the A. F. of L. are very active. They got the heads of various unions to endorse him. Tho General Federation Board declined to do so. It took tho attitude that It was not. In politics. Most A. F. of TJ. leadr.r.s are for him. President (Jroen pressed Tobin'H cause personally before Mr. Roosevelt when the President-elect was here. Ho took Matthew Woll along as a witness. That IK advisable In these days. All Mr. Itnnsovelt. would say was that he would not forget labor. * * * The little birds say Mr. .Roosevelt Is not pleased at the way some of tho labor leaders are acting, Tobln campaigned ardently for him but the By DR. FRANK McCOY CHECKING INCIPIENT HERNIA k A NY swelling or lump appearing under tho skin of the abdomen • • out permitting tjie stranger within our gates to foment additional ones. RANDOM NOTES GROWS MORE CRITICAL Members of the House of Representatives at Washington have refused to reduce Con- I1E critical nature of, relief problems grcssional salaries lo $7500 a year, voting throughout the nation is constantly 172 to 37 against the Wellington arnend- being emphasized in Washington dispatches ment lo the appropriations bill providing for pointing out that hundreds of communili do not* know how they are going to nice} such problems this year. During the past year there have been large increases in unemployment, despite the sharc-lhc-work plan and other expedients adopted to alleviate this condition, further exhaustion of the resources of all unemployed persons, and in many cases a sharp decline in the amount of available relief funds. According to one writer, unquestionable evidence of these facts is contained in the answers of hundreds of American mayors treated as "news" such a cut in pay. Just why that should be by the press associations and editors all over the land is difficult to understand. Doesn't every one know that the salaries paid to public representatives at Washington arc "sacred," and are neither to be taxed nor reduced? As a matter of fact, isn't it positively ungrateful for anyone lo even suggest that these self-sacrificing members of Congress, who nobly set aside their personal affairs in order to go down to Washington and render service to their beloved country, now help to lift some of the A. F. of followed Its time-honored custom of trying to keep neutral. Most, of the officials voted Democratic. Mr. Roofinvelt'a displeasure Is what Is behind rorent Inspired stories from Warm Springs that Frances Perkins may get tho post. h 0 and oilier chief municipal officials to 'u| financial burdens from the sagging shoulders questionnaire again sent out by Senator La Follelle of Wisconsin, co-sponsor of the La Follettc-Costigan ,% r >00,000,000 unemployment relief bill. The Wis of taxpayers? Nevertheless, here is what a United Press im,OOK— Statistics for January may not be so encouraging as recently reporter! here. VHirlng tho last week nf that month automobiles, textiles and anthracite i-oal ullpppd a fow notches. Until that happened It WHB considered probable that Industrial activity would sin solon sent out a similar questionnaire last year and the answers took up IfiO pages or mure of small type in the Congressional Record. Many officials then reported inability to meet relief needs, but the distress they report this year is enormously intensified. Last year it was the proud boast of many communities that they "could and would dispatch discloses as "news" "The Mouse today overwhelmingly refused to approve a policy of further Congressional pay cuts. By a vote of 172 lo \M it rejected the V/hit- tington amendment lo the legislative appropriations bill which would have reduced senatorial salaries to .$7500 annually. Earlier, a proposal to cut to .$5000 was defeated." about tho name as Ufcembor. Now tho prospoct.s aro It will be off some two points. Final figures will como In about two weeks. ThfHn expectations arts not HH dls- oouraglng as they sound. They imtan only that tho January soKHonal 1m- provrnient failed to meaHiirn up to tho standard nf rocent ypur.s. No major trend ran be flovoloptul until wo sen what l-Vbriiary brings. prospects nro fairly good. * * * The K INOKISH—They hweur this ono Is true a Mr bout Jluey Long calling up Roosevelt from the Capitol In lake care of their own. »» Some were even And then: "Whiltiuflton had intended to inclined to disregard the questionnaire en-j offer a similar amendment to the section of tirely, but it is -disclosed that there is very the bill dealing with the pay of representu- Uttle of (hut in the winter of 19U2-;M. Most * cities and towns soy they are in no position lives. However, ihe failure lo pass the first proposal was accepted us meaning the defeat now lo issue bonds lo take care of relief, and;of similar amendments." Washington. He got the butler on tho telephone. "ThlR IH the Klngflsh," sitid Huey. "Sorry but we aro not needing any fish today," the butler—believe It or not—replied, and hung up. Iluey raised his own particular kind of Hades until he finally succeeded In getting Mr. Roosevelt. * • • VT OT1SS — The brfnkera think tho •^ Glass appointment to Treasury would asure sound money and a balanced budget. Yet Senator Glass was the author of tho Glass-Borah amendment authorising a conservative Issue of new currency by national bnnks. should be examined by a doctor. If he diagnoses this as rupture, It Is wise for the patient to secure a correct support to wear at all times until the rupture has been corrected. If the hernia has not progressed too far, there Is almost always a possibility of cure through developing the strength of tho abdominal muscles and at the same time by reducing the internal pressure. In babies up to about three or four years of ago a cure Is almost always possible if a support Is used for at -least a year even though the abdominal muscles cannot readily be developed stronger than normal at these ages. A great deal of internal pressure can be relieved If the patient will reduce his food supply and'see that It consists of the combinations and kinds of foods which do not readily produce flatulence. The proper kind of a brace should be worn to support the hernia so that no further break or protrusion can develop. This support should consist of a flat or spongy pad which may be held In with various appliances. A lighter support can usually be used at night. I believe these soft pads are superior to the hard rubber-ball truss which may serve to hold the hernia open and actually prevent It from healing. If the rupture has been allowed to develop so that It extends Into the inguinal canal or becomes strangulated, It may-be necessary to resort quickly to surgical measures. Such operations are mqre successful In young men whose tissues heal to better advantage than those of men past middle age who must usually J>e satisfied with some kind of comfortable support to retain the rupture and not allow It to become dangerously large. The exercises which aro of the greatest benefit should be taken while lying on the back on tho floor with the hjps elevated as with a large pillow. By lifting tho outstretched legs alternately and also lifting the trunk and head, you wjll be able to feel the abdominal muscles as they tense and can readily wee how these special exercises develop them. These exercises muut bo taken very carefully at first and used at least twice dally, gradually Increasing the exercises each day and adding new ones as the strength of the muscles permits. It Is a good plan to take at least one enema each dny and perhapn two, ono In the morning and ono In tho evening, using not over ono quart of plain warm water each time. Tho rupture support should be worn while the enema IB being taken to prevent any undue pressure caused by tho temporary distentlon of the intestines by the water used for tho enema. These enemas should be continued for several weeks or even months If nee- easary. lx>ng walks each day are also of Indirect benefit In producing a better tone of all of the muscles and Increasing the blood circulation through the pelvis. Other good exercises are those which can be taken on a slanting board where the feet are elevated above the head. The board for this purpose should bo about two feet wldo and six feot long. When In use, one end of tho board IH placed on tho privately—the daily shoals of rumors regarding the cabinet. They regard the drafting of Owen Young as a particularly dead fish. The idea that Frances Perkins can be displaced by labor agitation Is another. So Is the tale that "Wallace of Iowa will not get Agriculture. William H. Woodln as a possibility for the treasury Is pressed hard by the belief that Commerce is more probable. Senator Cutting's reported boosting of t,a Follette for the cabinet is smiled away as love's labor lost. That the attorney-general's neat— If accepted—will lead Senator Walsh to the Supreme Court—his heart's desire—Is agreed by his friends to be Improbable. Younger men are moro likely to bo called to those chairs. • But If anything Is certain It is that Baruch, Polk and Colonel TTouse will not be In the cabinet. The latter would not accept and the former are not considered likely choices. Though political leaders seem .sincerely regretful that Colonel House Is determined to hold no office, they respect his steadfast consistency. E MBASSIES — Friends of Judge Bingham of Louisville do not believe the Paris post would Interest him. London Is a different matter. There is reason to believe it will be offered. Newton D. Baker Is said to have been seriously considered in this connection but Is understood to be reluctant to give up hlH Increasingly lucrative legal pract Ice. Norman Davis In an Important capacity rumors that attach to the Berlin selection. Untermyer, Robert Dunham of Chicago and Herbert Bayard Swope appear equally -unlikely to be picked. Ing groceries nt the delicatessen shop In George's presence on the chance that ho would pay the bill. He had, of course, and Myrt, taking advantage of the situation, had probably increased he,r original order considerably. It wan an old trick but, if the victim were selected carefully, It seldom fulled. ' "Yes, George Is back," Myrt agreed. "Guess you haven't been keeping up with tho news around here. George has been back almost a month. Ma 1 thinks ho really means business this time but I'm not so sure." "You'll get a job soon, Myrt," com- fortefl Sholla, though privately she doubted this. And so, apparently, did Myrt. She grinned sardonically. "t)h, sure — all tho producers are looking for my type! Skinny, faded blondes, 1920 model. Sure they are! But, at that, 1 have a Job. I'm start- Ing work tomorrow/' "Myrt, is It true? Oh, I'm so glad! What kind of a job is It?" The other girl arose, salvaged the toast from the toaster, buttered It extravagantly and offered a piece to Sheila, balanced to a nicety on tho end of a knife. "Listen." she said. "It isn't on the stage. It's In a lingerie shop — OH Broadway. It's going to bo steady, too. George knows the man who owns the place." So Myrt was forsaking show business — Myrt who had declared she would rather starve than quit! That was either very sensible or very tragic. Sheila wasn't qult!e sure which. She was silent and Myrt, helping herself to more toust, was silent too. After a little she said: "I suppose this soiinds funny, coming from me, but I guess my acting days are over. Anyhow, George wants to be able to take me out now and then for the evening. This way I'll be free every other evening. The shop has some swell little models you'd like, Sheila. Better come and look them over." "I will, Myrt. I need some things." "Did I hear you turning down a Broadway job?" Myrt went on warily. 'You heard me turn It down to someone who hadn't the right to offer it to me. He just thought there was a chance I might be ablo to land it." "You're still crazy about going on the road?" "I guess so." "Well, you know your own affairs, but I guess you're Just like George when he bought that new car. "Wouldn't listen to anything I said." "A new car? Oh, Myrt, that's fine!" Myrtle's and George's romance had begun years ago. Myrtle, having stage aspirations, had refused to consider marrying George, who played the role of a patient, plodding ^sweetheart to perfection. George had reappeared as a .solid, prosperous Individual with just a touch of patronage In his air when he regarded Myrt, well past her first youth. "You'd better marry him, Myrt," Sheila suggested. "You'd better say 'yes' when he asks you." "If—you mean." Myrt rose. "Is that the door bell? I'm expecting the man from the cleaner's." , It was tho doorbell and both girls hung over the balustrade with that cheerful expectance a ringing door bell always arouses. They could hear Ma's plodding footsteps along the hall, feel the gust of cool air as she opened the door and hoar her ejaculations. "Glory be! AH those flowers? No, T don't know If she*s homo or not. Walt a minute. Sheila! Are you home?" "I'm here," Sheila called. "Come on down, Myrt, Let's see who It Is." "I'll send them up," shouted Ma. red faced bending backward to look up where tho girls ntood. "Heaven only knows what you'll do with 'em! A basket of red geraniums as big as u tub! And there's a note with "em!" (Continued tomorrow) By FREDERIC J. HASKIN Tako Rdrnntag* of this frw sflrrlce. If you aro ono of the thouiands who have pitronlr,ed tho llurtiiu, write ua attain. If you liuve never uied the Mirvlce, begin now. It li m tint titled for your benefit, lie lure to send your rimw and ml 11 re B i with your question tuul enclose 3 cents In coin or it am pi for return posttge. Do not use postcards. Address The IHkersfleld Cftllforntsn Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haihln, Director, Wuhlniton. IX C. Q. -Give some particulars about the perfume industry In Bermuda.—J. D. A, About five years ago Herbert Scott, a young English chemist, conceived the Idea of salvaging the scent of the lily blossoms, which are thrown away because the bulbs are considered more valuable. He worked at research and' experimentation for four years, and finally solved the problem by employing tho enfleurage method of extraction. The Extraction Plant has become a popular place for tourists. Q. What mark do pennies bear which are struck at the Philadelphia mint?—.!. G. U. A. They bear no mint mark. Thoso struck In tho Denver mint are marked "D" and those-struck in Sun clsco are marked "S." Q. Why aro the priests who call people to prayer for the minarets usually blind?—J. B. A. Tho minaret IB a prayer tower. It was first built In the eighth century. There Is at least one minaret to every mosque. In an Interesting new book by a distinguished English etcher the comment Is made that In Persia many of the muezzins who sound tho call to prayer from the minarets are blind. The blind are ci osen In order that they may riot overlook the family life as It Is lived on the flat roofs of nearby homes. Q. How many Presidents of the United States are buHod In Arlington National Cemetery?—M. JC. A. William Howard Taft Is the only President of the United States burled In this cemetery. many members compose a schooT board ?—L. T. A. In rural districts, 80 per cent of the school boards are composed of three members. Cities show a preference for boards of 3, 6, 6 f or 7 members. y Q. Is English spelling changing? H. A. Changes In accepted spellings are constantly In process as English IR not a dead language. V. Sackvllle- West, an acknowledged master of English, spells the word "that" in two different ways. Used as a conjunction she spells It "that" but as an adjective "thatt." Stephen McKenna has a number of departures. Havelock Ellis says spelling Is of no Importance and people should be free to shape their words as they choose. Q. What Is the population of Moscow?—A. N. A. In 1932, the population -was 2,900,000. It has almost doubled in five years, since In 1927 the population was 1,614,000. ^ Q. What Is the pay of a juryman in Federal Court?—A. C. R. A. He receives $4 and Is entitled to. pay on each day he IB asked Ho attend court, whether the caso In which he Is to sit Is called or not. Q. Of what does the memorial to Hobey Baker, famous Princeton athlete, consist?—R. L, B. A. The memory of the late Hobart Amory Hare Baker, Princeton '14, la perpetuated on the university campus by the Baker Memorial Park, a well- equipped skating rink which Is extensively used each winter by Princeton's varsity and freshmen hockey teams. This is an unusually appropriate memorial, as Baker was an outstanding hockey player In addition to being a star in several other aports. Q. How did Sloppy Joe's place In Havana get Its name?—F. A. A. Tt was established and developed by Jose Abeul Otero, a Spaniard who wan so negligent In his personal habits that he was nicknamed Sloppy Joe. In April, 1930, Joe sold a three- quarter Interest in his place to several relatives and returned to his old home In Spain. The price he received for a three-quarter interest In hla celebrated bur was $45,000. EDITOR'*! NOTE—The CtllfomUn will be plvised to print letters from etrneit renleri who memge. Such letten muit bo ronflned to 150 wordi. written legibly and on one •Ida of tht piper. They muit be ilgned by the writer. No anonym out communicitloni printed. The C»!lfornlin reierrci the right to reject any or til manuecrlpti and li not responsible (or lentlmenti contained therein. Q. How many banks are there in the United States?—R. P. K. A. At the present time, thoro oro about 19,600. iippolntmrnl of WalfOi, Olnns jind ... ,. .. . , . .. .. UuJl would Hlrlp tho leadership t of tho B|l|f> ot th ° bcd and tho olhor eml iDciuUo ruUier bare, TUo private com- ' on t*"> floor, wiLU & pillow on U LIKES EDITORIALS tor The Bakersfield Californlan: I have been taking particular notice of some of your late editorials, and In my opinion they are certainly grand. The one entitled "Not a World Policeman," with no intent to discuss political Issues Is surely good comon sense advice. 1 wish It could be read by all thinking people. Henry Ford says we are not thinking enough. It ap- pearH to me that we have all been thinking since the depression has been upon UH. No definite answer has been given as to the caune. Home claim it Is prophecy. If that Is the case, man's power will be helpless to do much, as God's Word will be fulfilled. We will not ho able to keep the country up on charity, but charity Is n great blessing in time of need. An article in Tho Californlan from our employment agent, Mr. Walker, touching on an Industrial plan for the unemployed, contains u very good thought. I have beon advocating an Industrial farm for thn county, which in these depressed times would give employment to many Idle men, and they woold bo producing something to live on. Many of us old fellows could be doing a little to help ourselves If we could be out on a little place. It does not look like tho right policy for our legislators to be placing moru tax on our gasoline, R8( j n , n y opinion, they am legislating two of our greatest Industries out of business, tliat Is, tlae oil Industry and the auto Industry, and when they are down, labor Is down, and our boys are. tramping the country to be helped by charity or go hungry. Your editorial In Tho Californlan of February i, entitled "The Outstanding Issue," should put a great many to thinking. I would to God that it could be placed In the hands of every man who can read and think. L. T. OODLEY. lower end and pudding over the board. While in this position tho abdominal organs tend by the law of gravity to be drawn away from the lower part of tho abdomen. These exercises are more effective for this purpose than any other kind. The patient should havo his doctor examine him at frequent Intervals to tot* H a cure id beiug effected* CONQUERING THE WORLD Editor The Bakernfleld Callfornian: What Is wrong with the world? Why must we employ a strict form of prudence that an honorable existence and social position shall be ours? I am of tho opinion that we (the common people) have grown Into tho fault of blaming- ourselves for troubles In which we had no hand. We havo lost sight of the real cause. While It Is true that Alexander the Great did conquer the world, only .to return to his castle and there alone- with hlH thoughts weep, not because he had conquered the world, but that there were not other worlds to conquer. Very like the little schoolboy who plays at his garne of marbles until his altn is HO perfect that ho cannot miss. Ills fellow playmates call by on their way homo from school for a game. It of course isn't but a very short time until tho muster of his art IIHH collected all of the marbles and he plums them In a bug, which marks tho end of tho game. lie, like Alexander ^ho Great, repairs to his playroom or sanctum only to find that there, is no fun In a bag of marbles If there Is no game. He weeps UK tho glitter of the winning wears off, which leaves Ju«t a cold dead thing In tho hands of the master, ire is then told by his prudent mother that hfi must return to the alley and give back a portion of his winnings to the boys who lost and tho game will surely Mart. So; the International bankers have played the game to their own sitting; they have conquered the world In theh own way; they havo won all of the .marbles and now It rests with them to return a portion of their spoils to those who lost and the game will surely start anew. "Be American; buy American; hire American; for American." F. W. DICKEY, Legislative Representative, B. of F. and E. Ixidge 731. Q. Is there a hospital In the United . States exclusively operated by women? —M. P. A. Tho Woman's Hospital In Philadelphia Is entirely operated by women, and Is the only one so listed. Q. How many miles of No. 8 white sewing thread will one 500-pound bale of cotton make, with no allowance for waste?—S. H. L. A. Without allowance for waste or tnro, It will spin 1909.1 miles of No. 8 white sewing thread. Q. What were the 12 tables?—M. B. A. Tho tables of wood on which was engraved or painted the earliest codification of the Roman law. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^—^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^W^^^^^^^*^^^^^^^^^^^B^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Today* .manac February 6** •—i^*^-^—^—^—^— 1756-Aaron Burr ***»! 1777 n *3 wt Franklin treaty France. * * * • IMPROVING Keen Bridge Player (to partner who ban let him down)—We're two thou- wand down, partner. Lady Partner—I know T wan improving, it's wooks since I had suob a clo£d game.—Humorist. 1933-France tries witH Franklin negotiat

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