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*tmmu« TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7,1933 Cbitorial IWrtf fltto ffialiforoian Issued Every Evening Excnpt Sunday in Kern County, California r THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. S. A. WHEN OPPORTUNITY KNOCKED A WELL-KNOWN local real estate man is authority for Oie statement that these arc the days of the greatest bargains in realty that the world has ever known; and when we note the prices at which city property can be purchased and agricultural lands acquired, there can be no doubt of the truth of his utterance. Values in 1929 unquestionably were high, but they were not as high us they will be at some future time. Obviously, then, if an advantageously situated piece of city property or a fertile farm is purchased at the prevailing figures, the gain which the buyer will enjoy in that better day that is coining will be greater than could be reasonably expected from any investment. The trouble is there is a lack of faith, a lack of confidence in the future. All values are necessarily low during this time of depression; but in spile of the findings,of the technocrats and the waitings of the pessimists, we cannot, in the light of history, be- versies e lievc that a day is not coming when the nothing, economic balance will be re-established and prosperity return to the land. The optimist, then, who maintains his faith in the country, who believes that rehabilitation is as certain lo come now as it came after every great disturbance the world has known, will hardly fail to recognize his opportunities. But whal is essentially wrong with the country is that there are not enough optimists. Nor is the situation confined to real properly. What is true of city lots and rural lands is equally true in relation to sound securities; and there are still sound securities. Many of us, at some time in the future, are going lo look back lo these troubled days and note thai we could have purchased thisj or that stock at a minimum figure, andj wonder by just what process of reasoning "we declined to take advantage of the then existing situation. When men begin to regain confidence, have their faith restored, it will be attested by the increased transactions in realty and an awakening of interest in securities. To be sure, that can hardly come to pass until there is a betterment in basic conditions, but who is there to say that that betterment is not in the offing. In which event we shall hear, in the next few years, many a tale of "what might have been" if there had been an answer when opportunity knocked at our doors in 1933. people it will seem that it is n distinction without a difference. The pension bill does not stand by itself. There is general recognition that too often the passage or the defeat of a measure is due to votes influenced by political .consideration. We do not have to accept Mr. Barry's conclusion for that. The claim has been made upon the floor of both the House and the Senate for many years, and loo often it passed unchallenged. What we need in Congress these days is more consideration for the welfare of the country and less for the politicians, a broader effort to legislate for the people of the nation without regard to the effect the vote of members of Congress will have upon themselves. A L FIMJ D H A'R R E L L BDITOB Ato i-noriuOTon RANDOM NOTES W T hilc Ihc country, from ocean to ocean and border to border, is in deep distress, while whole communities are threatening to disregard established laws in the effort lo maintain ownership in their properties, while there was never in the history of the nation so much need for remedial legislation, Congress goes on and on day after day Frittering away its lime talking nonessentials, debating, if you can dignify its controversies as such, over nothing and saying TEN YEARS AGO (The C»llfoml»n, thla <1it«, 1033) W. A. Howolli a resident of Bakeiro- f(old-since the middle '708 told today In an Interview of his early experiences as a court reporter when legal processes \ycro less devious. A moss meeting to consider local candidates for municipal offices will be held at the high school auditorium tonight. It. March bank, u sailor from San Diego suld In police court, that he "got drunk In San Diego and woke up In Bakersfleld," sans clothes and pay roll. Lou Qrlbble, Rowen Irwln and W. C. Willis will act as a commission to supervise local boxing. . There Is a man In the county Jail now who told Sheriff Cos Walser that his wife hau been "beating,him up" for five years. The other day lie called In a friend to assist him and the two of them proceeded to "beat up" the wife, a large and strong wo- BEGIN HERE TODAY ShtHa Bhaynt, duniir, It dltthariid frtn a new tiny kMiuit Martin Rifldilih. tht Kir, It Jitltui tl htr. 8hilta-itarth«t tor wtfk and finally Mturti a part In * mmleal thtw totn to it tn tour. Dlek 8to.ntoy.rUh M* stelally prtmlntnt. atkt her to |l« up thlt Jtk and marry htr bu« Shtlla rtfuiti. Htr Idta of marrlaat It a.htmt In wmi little town ftr trtm Breedway. . shtlla It friendly wltk Jin BlilM,. anether •tier In tht company frem whleh tht wai dli- ehvitd. Whin Jim effendt Mill Rwidelph aultt unintentionally tht aike Cmli AbbtH, wht It bMklni Iht thtw financially, tt dl«- tharit Jim. Akkttt, tlrtd tf Mtrltn't dt- mandi and find »f htr aloe, ittt ft m Jim •nd thrtuih him nwrtt an Introduction ft A tow dayt Ittor Jim tallt Shtllt and tolli her Marlon U tut tf tht thtw. A mtttaii etmtt to Shtlla't bttrdlni htvtt nrlnilin htr a huii batktt if rid itranlumt. HOW 00 ON WITH THE 8TORV kitchen window filled with geraniums and begonias. Plant slips exchanged among the neighbors. Ma sighed, as she did frequently, wiping her face with her apron. Both Sheila and Myrt well knew that she could not have been hired to return to the life of those days, however much she mlgnt sigh for It. . ... "What arc you golns lo do with these flowers?" Ma asked Sheila. "I don't Unow. Send them to, a hospital, maybe. Wear some—" "Wear them? Geraniums?" "They'll look well with my black TWENTY YEARS AQO (The CnJIfornlin, (till elite, 1013) The good roads commission has resumed work here preparing a system of county highways. Mrs. G. W. Premo entertained at cards last night In honor of Mrs. J. H. 13ruco, of Fresno. Frank Hess, Robert Thayer and Here is an illustration taken at random from Ihe record of the House of Representatives as of February 1, of how Ihe business of the country is being cared for: Mr Woodrum: "It Is very necepsary to get started reading this bill If we finish It tomorrow. It Is very Important to cut down the requests for time." ,, Mr. Summers: "I have been cutting It down. Mr. Woodrum: "I will modify my request that debate shall continue until 4:30 o'clock." Mr. Underwood: "Suppose we have a roll call In the meantime." Yes, they never forget the roll calls in House or Senale. They are essential, and then: Mr. Palman: "Reserving the right to object, wo worn very pntlont with the gentleman from Virginia when he waa explaining his bill. I think the gentleman consumed about two hours. I wonder If the gentleman has In mind allowing me some time." Mr. Woodrum: "I told the gentleman from Texas a few moments ago that I would allow some time. J have not changed my mind since about two seconds ago." Mr. Patman: "The gentleman said ho would try to and It was rather doubtful. I would like to know if I will get some time." The Speaker: "Pending the motion, the gentleman from Virginia asks unanimous consent thnt general debate on this bill close at 4:30 o'clock." Mr. Putman: "Reserving the right to object, I hope the gentleman will give mo some time to discuss the Veterans' Administration." Mr. Woodrum: "1 may state that the gentleman was given time before our committee, I think 20 or 30 minutes." Mr. Patman: ."No, 10 minutes." Charles Kclso will spend Sunday at Sprlngvllle. Andrew Presley of the Southern Pa- clllc accounting department plans a visit to San Francisco. Mr. and Mrs. K. F. Brlttan are now guests of friends In Los Angeles. Mrs. Frank Whltnker will entertain or sewing club this week. THIRTY YEARS AQO (The Cilirornlan. Hill dite, 1B03) Edward Gelwlcks and T. F. Fury mve returned from Fresno. J. T. Bayse has returned after a rip to Mount Breckenrldge. Everyone about town Is talking over the Truxtun Bealo banquet In honor CHAPTER XXI Myrtle and Sheila 'stared at each other. The flowers were being borne up the stairs In the arms of a staggering delivery man. Sheila had never seen geraniums such as these before. They had been cut and fastened to long stems through which, the man explained, by some cunning arrangement they could absorb water. "We had to send to half a dozen OT our greenhouses to get them,'Miss," he said. Sheila thought, "He wants a tip, and went to get her purse. But the man shook his head. "No, Miss, .I've been tipped plenty." The delivery man turned and clattered, whistling, down the stairs. ' "Where are you going to put them?" Myrt asked. The girls surveyed the huge container, water-filled, with the crimson geraniums arranged in profusion. They were lovely. Enjoylnt their unusual beauty, Sheila wondered why they were not more popular. She was to know Immediately. "That fellow tracked those red pot als all over the place!" Ma .Lowel ejaculated, puffing up the stairs again after seeing the man out of the house No one ever came In or went out o the lodging house unless Ma knew It of that noted man. John Rlpley of Callente IB here vls- tlng for a few days. Miss Dena Pyle of Panama visited friends In Kern and Fresno. Miss Jessie Ryan, who has been at- :endlng school In San Jose, has returned to Callente. 'Say—I" she went on, "those gera nlums certainly do bring back ol times!" Ma hod been born In the country Conversation about her childhood wa dotted with reminiscences of a wld range. Today brought forth a wealt of anecdotes—hop mother's sunn hlffon." "Well—Maybe. They'd look better o me m a kitchen. You Unow—one f those little model kitchens you see n the magazines. Checked curtains t the windows and all." » • • "Myrt looked at the other girl.'"I'll et you'd rather have a kitchen Jlke hat than your name In electric ights." "I might." 'Read the note, Sheila. See what Meanwhile, put on your best air of expectancy. I have news for you. 1 * * * At 4:80 they were seated In'a taxicab threading «1ong Broadway. Sheila hud learned several things In the meantime. She had learned that Crnltf Abbott, the youn,K man she had supposed to be a casual, old-time acquaintance of Jim Blame's, Was the man whose monoy had financed "When Lights Are Low." Ho was the man responsible for her losing her Job In that play. Somehow she didn't feel as angry about that as perhaps she should have be'en. x Abbott, resplendent In a. beautifully out suit and an'amazing tie, eyed her amusedly. "How're tho rehearsals coming?! 1 he asked. "Almost over. We'll be leaving for the road, you know, In a day or two." "Yes, I know. I own .part of that show, as It happens. Oh, you didn't know that, did you?" Well," said Sheila, "t hope that 10 'says. Of course, It's none of my justness—!" Sheila opened the envelope with finders that trembled a little. It was written on fine club stationery and the landwrltlng was Just what she would lave expected from Craig Abbott. There was humor In his face, In his words and even In his scrawl. "Funny writing Isn't It?" was Myrt's contribution. "However, it would certainly be useful on a check." "Dear Little Geranium Lady," the note began. "If you will have dinner with me tonight or tomorrow night or the night after that—or nil three of them—I'll tell you something to make even your lovely hair" curl a little tighter. I'll call you this morning at 11." And at 11 Abbott called. Sheila had told him she had a dinner ^engagement for that evening, but they arranged a tea date. "And perhaps," Abbott said, "I can persuade you to rearrange your other . plans after that. Who Is the man anyhow? If It Is Stanley, can't all three of us have dinner together? He Is as Interested In your future as I am." The girl smiled wisely Into the transmitter. "It Isn't Dick," she said. "And I can't break the engagement." "Well, we'll see about that later. doesn't mean bad luck for me. You were backing 'When Lights Were Low' ton, weren't you?" Abbott nodded. "I was. ' But that's another story. What I have to tell you today Is that I'm still backing 'When Lights Are Low, 1 Miss Randolph's out of It. Left for the weat last night. "Why don't you take over her part?" "I knew Marlon Randolph had "But she had I don't understand about that part." "She did have." Abbott's tone was gone," Sheila told him. a contract, didn't she? serious. "But I released her. She had a flno film offer. Since both shows are mine why don't you go Into the other one and stay here?" Sheila's head bent lower as she pondered. Here was the opportunity to go Into a Broadway play In the leading role! It would mean that her name would be featured. Or did It? You will be the star, of course," By FREDERIC J.HASK1N • Tlio t««oureoi of our fr«« Information Burma »ro >(. your i«Tlc«, You »r« ln»lu>d l<rc»ll upon It HI ofttn u jui plott. It-1" btlnt milnulntd lolcly lo lertt foil. Wh«t queitlon cm »-o «n«ver Tor your Thin'Ji.no chw«t tt til except !l cwiti In coin or ittinpi for return po«U.«». Do not u«o poitcirdi. Addren your letter to The Biktritlttd Ctllfot- nlin Inforrantlon Mureiu, JfYedorle J. nukln, Director, Washington. D. 'C. Q. What Is the correct pronunciation of the little word, toward?—R. C. A. The "w" Is silent. \ The word Is pronounced as If spelled-tord, of ' to-erd with 'the accent on the' first syllable. Q. Where does the vice-president •,. live while he IB In office?—R. 0. ' A. The vice-president of the United States does not have'a residence which corresponds to -the White House. Some vice-presidents have maintained private .homes, 'but In recent administrations they?'have lived In the larger hotels. Vice-president Curtis'maintains a suite at'tlie Mayflower hotel. Q. When were letters of marque Issued by the United States for the f lust time?—M. E. B. A. During the War of 1812. In 1D07 at the Hague convention, the United States signed a treaty to abolish th« use -of letters of marque. Q. Was Brooklyn bridge over a-toll bridge?—R; K. , A. Brooklyn bridge was opened In May, 1883, as a toll bridge—10 cunts for each vehicle—and so. It remained until 1912. Q. How.much money does the gov- _ ernment realize from the sale > of el- Abbott continued. "Think of It — NEWS BEHIND THE NEWS •KCeiyrljht MeClure NeviMter SyndUtU)- WASHINGTON By PAUL MALLON fiERMANY—Herr Hitler will eat no VI raw meat as chancellor. They pulled his teeth privately before they gave him an official position. At least that Is the creditable word reaching our officials. It Is apparently believed also by the French government. His cabinet Is supposed to be well controlled by nationalists and Junkers—the old Von Papen sympathizers. They expect to keep him from carrying out his bombastic program. That Is why his selection caused so WHAT WE NEED little stir street. either In Paris or Wall S ILVER—Some Influential Democrats here sent a feeler up to Wall street this week on the question of moderate inflation through silver. They got the answer back so fast the feeler doubler up on them, voice. It was: "No" In a loud Senate of the United Stales is up in arms because David S. Barry, press correspondent and an officer of that body, wrote to his magazine, the New Outlook, that "There arc not many crooks in Congress; there are not many senators and representatives who sell their votes for money." Senate members have taken this as an indirect way of saying that there are some who sell their votes, and an investigation is in progress, while the offender suffers suspension. But Barry countered. He quoted Senator Glass as saying, in connection with his banking bill, "They hired a skillful and persuasive professional lobbyist and paid him a high salary to come here to Washington— 'worse than that, they hired some congressmen, to my positive and documentary knowledge, to oppose even that small measure of branch banking. Barry also cited a letter from Senator Nye referring to activities of lobbyists on Capitol Hill and to the fact Iliut the Senator had said "a certain measure would be enacted because the interests were behind it." We think there will be general agreement with Ihe statement that not many congressmen would sell their votes for money, perhaps none. But we are wondering if we can draw too line a line between a monetary consideration and reward in some other form. A little more than a year ago Congress passed a pension law which gave away $100,000,000 of public funds to those whose disabilities were not due to service in the urmy. They must have recognized the injustice of such a measure, particularly ut a time when the treasury of the United Stales was depleled, and Ihe deficit growing bj leaps and bounds. Yet they supported the measure, and unquestionably the reason for that support, in many instances, was based upon the hope of political gain. Bribery is one of the ugliest offenses that ,can be urged ugainst a public official; there is a distinction, of course, between the ao '.ceptance of money for a vole and the gaining of political preferment, and yet to many Important whether it was 20 minutes or 1.0. But let us read on: Mr. Woodrum: "I certainly have every intention of being courteous to the gentleman from Texas and to every gentleman." The Speaker: "The gentleman from Virginia asks unanimous consent that debate on the bill close at 4:30. Is there objection?" Mr. Parker of Georgia: "Mr. Speaker, reserving the right to object, does the -request Include the proposal that the debute be limited to the bill?" The Speaker: "It IB to bo a general debate." Mr. Parker of Georgia: "Then, Mr. Speaker, I object." Mr. Woodrum: "1 move that general debate on the bill close at 4:30." Mr. Beck: "Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman from I'ennsylvanla withhold his motion long enough for me to present a unanimous consent request?" Mr. Woodrum: "Mr. Speaker, I am glad to withhold the motion In order that the gentleman from Pennsylvania may present his unanimous consent request." It was written long ago, "And in and out I curve and flow to join the brimming river. Men may come and men may go, but I go on forever." That was not penned about the House of Representatives or Congress, rather some but the There is no Indication that anything important will be done about silver for a while yet. Something may be ac compllshed through Mr. Roosevelt'i conferences with the war debtors The possibilities of legislation before that time are virtually, nil. I NFLATION—Now that the Inflation drive has come out Into the opei some of the conservative ringleader are weakening. The same Influential congressme who were saying to themselves 6 days back that some sort of Inflatlo was necessary are now mumbling per haps tt won't be necessary. That 1 the result of the strong campalg being waged ngalnst Inflation by few New York banks and the fe highest administration officials This appears Ho be only " a mtno uctuatlon In the situation. The nderlying roots of the matter are just /here they were two months, ago. hey have gone down too deep to be ulled up In a hurry. The only thing hat can jerk them out Is a very great mprovement In business. You will ave to reckon without that and meet lie Issue. • • * LLOTMENT — The farm gang A thinks somebody Is scuttling their llotment bill. They can feel it Just as ilaln.—But they can not locate It. They are getting so suspicious that hey look askance at each other. royalty of former disciples of the measure Is no longer taken for granted. They would not be greatly surprised If the Senate hemmed and iawed and postponed action on the neasure until next session. This hidden opposition Is' unquestionably seek- npr such delay but the despair of the 'arm bloc as yet seems unwarranted. There Is nothing to look forward to anyway except a Hoover veto. The bill could not possibly pass over a veto. f 9 . AINEY—Democratic Leader Ralney i has again demonstrated his mental versatility—this time on the depreciated currency tariff Issue. Everybody knows how the House Republicans thrust that unwelcome Issue on the Democrats. Ralney has been trying to figure out a quiet way of killing or delaying It before the House vote, February 13. This week he hit on the Idea of calling a caucus. He so announced. Some hours'later a check disclosed the Improbability of getting the necessary two-thirds to oppose the Issue in a caucus. Thereupon he called the caucus off. He has been caught so often In varying announcements that his friends tell . the ; story that Mrs. Ralney once said to him: "Henry, I see £pur statements by you in the morning papers and they are all different. Which one is right?" B Sheila Shayne In 'When Lights Are Low'! How does that sound to you?" • • • How did It sound? To bo a star on Broadway! Oh, Bhella was sure she could fill the part. She could bring to It much that Marlon Randolph had lacked. Sheila's voice wasn't as good as Marlon's, but It would do. And she could dance much better! It was true that Marion Randolph had a reputation and a following. Sheila R By DR. FRANK MoCOY A NEW champion has been found In I eating activities within these limits. In the man who ate eighteen pies at this way many diseases caused directly 3 pleasing lines upon the babbling brook, Ihe phrase "I go on forever" might well have had to do with the Jt-gislaHve proceedings at Washington. Absurd? Well, something more than thai til this present lime. Distressing is a heller word. We wonder if Ihosc lawmakers of ours really believe thai Ihe people of the United Slates have Ihe slightest interest in their petty sparring for parliamentary advantage in the conduct of their proceedings, when Ihe whole nation is hoping und praying lhat there sh^ll be remedial action by Congress that will, in a small measure, afford relief from some of the ills thai afflict us. Pages and pages are devoted lo this sort of twaddle, and the reader wonders why it is deemed necessary to clutter up the record with it, and moreover, why it is considered of sufficient importance to reduce to the printed page, at a very considerable cost to Ihe taxpayers of the hind. At one time some amusement would have beejn had by pursuing the inane pages of the Congressional Record, but that was before the distressing days which have descended upon us. Now we are simply moved lo say: "How long, oh Lord, how long?" an Illinois Sunday school picnic last month. There were 70 entrants to this pie-eating contest, including a number of children. The parents who permitted their children to enter the competition undoubtedly meant well, but I wonder if they considered that they were giving them a poor start In life by encouraging them to enter a contest where stuffing was the goal. How much more good would have been achieved by a contest that trained for superiority In some branch of physical or mental activity'that was conducive to success In itfti-r life. In another contest tn Tents a man was found who could drink 100 cups of coffee In 7 bourn and ID minutes. PoHulbly, you huvo seen these or other feuts of guzzling, In your local motion picture theater or In the news- pipers. It Is true that many people oan overeat occasionally with no mi- tlceabln 111 effects to themselves, but 1 sometimes wonder how much harm they do to others by their bad example. In Ibis 0»y, when mental efficiency Is so necessary In every line of endeavor, It is Important that we guard the amount of food which wo jiluco In our stomachs. If one eats too much, the brain cannot function properly because of the large amount of blood attracted to the stomach. This produces an anemia of tho brail lasting for from two to-three hours whenever a large meal Is eaten. I have conducted experiments to determine the exact amount of food that can bo used to advantage by the nver- tt was..very easy to tel or Indirectly by overeating would bo avoided. Contests can be of great benefit, but they should always nlm toward a higher standard of living, and those who enter the competition should bo Inspired to self-Improvement. Just oa much enjoyment may be had from contests requiring quick thinking and skillful action as in found in those of overeating and overdrinking which can have no moral uplifting effect upon the contestants. T would suggest that, as a- substitute for contests In eating, walking larathons be used. This In dotio very year by ono of the large Cu- adlan papers (The Vancouver Sun) iibllshlng my health jirtlolen. Wulk 1 - ng Is one of the finest conditioners ind can be used to advantage by nearly uveryone. There |s very little Ikclihond uf anyone being lujuruil In his type of contest oven thouKli straining to excel. Competitions to ea- abllfth who can walk the. fiirthunt arc letter for' the health of the i-ommii- ilty than contests to Bee who 0:111 eut he most food. uge person. when an excessive amount of evei wholesome food had been u»ed by a subject. The difference Is very pro nounced and leaves no room for doub but that excessive etitlng und drink Ing have a decidedly depressing ef feot upon the mental activity. In this regard. It Is Interesting t note a statement made by Mrs. Frank Itn D. Rooseyelt In which she sal that the modern girl was forced .to learn early just what was her Individual capacity for drinking alcoholic beverages, and then to stay within It. However, I. would like to Elate that tho average person of today needs to learn his Individual capacity for food and . then Keep his EER—Bogus rumors that Mr. ' Hoover will sign the beer bill are now agitating the Senate. There is not the slightest ground for them. They are circulated by a Republican wet senator. He Is either trying to salve his own party conscience or bring pressure on the President. Two men who talked with Mr. Hoover have quoted him privately as say- Ing he could not possibly sign .any of the beer bills yet devised. You .can bank on that. NEW YORK By JAMES McMULLIN 'NVESTIGATION—The stock market L Investigation- now has a pretty political twist. Pecora's Influence as a friend of Tammany has resulted In sidetracking the Insull routine and the calling of three National City officers toward the latter part of the month. This directly revives the plan to make National City squirm for Its hard- boiled attitude toward the city administration. At the same time the National City has been given several weeks to think It over. If the bank develops a more generous frame of mind you can expect the wind to be tempered accordingly. • • * R AILS—The 32 million dollar bond Issue of the Cincinnati Union Terminal was the largest public offering on behalf of railroads since 1931. It had very powerful sponsorship and went over sweetly. It Is significant that one of the purposes of the-Issue is to repay a R. F. C. loan. This is the first Important public financing effort In that direction. The success scored here may mean similar efforts on behalf of qther railroad Interests If the R. F. C. ceases to be corporate minded. The Cincinnati bonds are jointly guaranteed by seven railroads. Wall street comment rjuns: "Well, at least three of them are solvent." « « • TTTIUTIES—Savings' banks and In\J suranpe companies are taking a lively Interest In the future of utilities. They hold around four billion dollars sworth of utility securities. Utility organizations left outside the Edison Institute are Inclined to sniff at the Institute's claims for accounting purity. They assert that at least two of tho Institute members offer financial statements beyond the grasp of Einstein himself. * • * M ORTGAGES — New York Life's declaration of a moratorium on Iowa farm mortgages Is n direct result of direct action. The rough handling their representative received when he underbid a mortgage scared them badly. Also they feared a general moratorium on damaging terms from the state itself. had none. Audiences liked her but she had never had a role Important enough ,to make her well known. "Aren t you making a mistake?" she said slowly. "You see, I know that Marlon didn't leave because she received a screen offer. Equity wouldn't let her do such a thing and Equity wouldn't let you dismiss her either. You must have come to an arrangement " "Highly agreeable to both of us," supplemented Abbott. He did not look at the girl. "You needn't worry about that, Sheila," he went on. "Your contract will be secure enough. Do you want the part?" Sheila was smiling. "You sent me red geraniums, didn't you?" she asked. "And you know what they mean to me. The home 1 want some day. You know I love tho road. This other show means the road. It means life In small towns where the homes are real homes. Those flowers only served to strengthen my purpose." She laughed a trifle shakily. "If you really wanted me to stay on Broadway and play that part you shouldn't have sent them. They mean too much to me." "Kindly omit geraniums," Abbott said soberly. "I mean—" "I know what you mean." His eyes gars and cigarettes?—N. H A. In the calendar yea-r 1932, the internal revenue receipts from clgairs were '$12,662,288.12; from cigarettes, $310,073,823.28; manufactured tobacco and snuff, $62,737,413.88; cigarette papers and tubes, etc., $1,397.737.73; making a total of $387,271,269.01. Q. When was the' first American college fraternity organized?—T. S. A. The first of which there Is rec- <« ord was organized at the College of William and Mary In Wllllamsburg, Va., in 1750. It was known as the Flat Hat Club. It was secret, literary, and social, and existed until 1772. • Thomas Jefferson and Edmund Randolph were members. , Q. Where Is Tannu Tuva?—B. B.. A. It Is a district in Mongolia which Is nominally a part of the Chinese republic, but which has recently come under Soviet Influence. regarding her steadily, grew serious "And you know what I mean. Or I hope you do!" His voice lowered. "Ever since I saw you In that Italian garden I've been planning this. I'm a, small town boy, really, with more money than Is good for me. I haven't been very careful about what I did with It but It's stayed with me pretty well—" "Buying geraniums by the cartload, for example!" He moved nearer. "Here's what I'm trying to say to you, Sheila. And I mean It! Will you marry me?" (Continued Tomorrow) Q. When did New Orleans have Its first Mardl Gras parade?—G. D. A. In 1827, a number of young men, recently returned from Paris, organ- zed the first street parade of maskers. In 1837 and I83P, more pretentious parades were staged, and gradually the New Orleans carnival with Itg magnificent spectacles was evolved. Q. How fast can an Ice boat go?— G. M. A. An Ice boat sails faster than the wind; In fa.ct, sails out of the wind If not properly handled. Ice boats will sail over a measured distance at speeds from seventy to eighty miles per hour and at other times at an estimated speed of close to 100 miles and over for a short distance. Q. Is gas ever given for seasickness?—M. C; A. The public health service says that there now exists a gas which Is given to persons who suffer from mal de mer (seasickness). This gas Is given to persons on shipboard usually In their rooms. BUY AMERICAN -•$> (ApoloilM to Mr. Kipling) QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Bilked Potatoes QUESTION: Mrs. Olgu S. asks: 'Do baked potatoes when eutnn peel and all contain any other elements besides starch? May ba.k«d potatoes be eaten with meat, providing they are the only Item on t)ie menu containing any siturch Arn candy, cake frostings, etc., considered as starchy li their reaction within the body?" ANSWER: Baked potatoes contain many mineral elements, especially If the skins are used. The percentage of starch In potatoes Is not UK high as In tha cerealb and It is permissible for anyone In good health to use potatoes with meat occasionally, although I do not advise the ' combination for a sick person. Candy and cake frostlngs do • not contain starch unless flour or cornstarch have been used in their preparation. I do not advlsp much of this typo of food because of the large amount of sugar. _________ • written by ntlin »1 Th« Cillttr* raiMd to Dr. Fr.uk MtCcy. IN Btulh '««*u», Us AmtlM. will b* •»• nttii. Intlttt Mlt' My philosophy Is to enjoy all good things on this earth. Don't mlws anything, hut bo moderate in every respect; then you will live long and bo happy.—Doctor Adolph Lorenz, 78, noted Viennese surgeon. The wish must have been father to the thought, but It takes a long time to kill off a bird like me.—James J Walker, ox-mayor of New York, commenting on rumor of his,health. Present economic conditions make birth" control Imperative.—Doctor Eric M. Mattmer, medical director, American Birth Control League. When the signs. "For Rent" have all faded And the paint has blistered and dried; When the oldest lame duck has fainted; When the voice of depression has died: We shall wait, and faith we'll be glad to. We'll wait for a month or two, Til the makers of "Buy American" Shall put us to work anew. And those that are broke shall bo happy. . They Khttll sit In their own kitchen chair. ... They sluiH splash with soap and hot water, ' And brush and comb their hair. They shall have real chocks to draw from, Without robbing Peter for Paul. They shall work for their wage they'll be getting; And never grow tired at all. And the men at the head shall praise us, And the praise shall all be the same, And wo will all work for money And no one will feel ashamed. Bilt each for tho joy of working, And each with his xeparate car, Shall draw a brew when he wants It, And see things as thoy are. ' OLIVE BURNS. 1905 Qulncy street. Q. How much legal, tax-paid liquor was produced last year?—H. T. A. The bureau of Internal revenue reports that In 1932 legal, tax-paid distilled spirits amounted to 6,936,942 gallons and rectified wines and spirits to 22,425 gallons. Q. Is It true'-that the road to President Hoover's summer camp was constructed by United States Marines? —M. S. A. The following extract is taken from a letter of Secretary of the Navy Adams: "No work was done upon this road by the Marines. At one time In tho summer of 1930 an engineer road regiment was employed"* for a few weeks In their annual road-building exercises in surfacing two or three miles of this road. It cost the federal government nothing as these men would have been occupied in road construction at some other point aa part of their annual training. The up- teep of the road Is paid for by Madison county and the (Virginia) conservation commission." A THOUGHT Thou art worthy, O' Lord, to receive glory and honor and pow«r: for thou hast created nil things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.—Revelation 4:11. • • • Wo rise In gloryaa wo sink in pride. —Young. •• Youth is not afraid of the jig-saw puzzle of present-day life.—Ida M. Tarbell, writer.' SWEDEN IN WINTER HUH. Individuals who die exist no more than they did before they began life; no more than they did before the species to which they" belong had been produced In evolution.—Professor Herbert H. Jennings, geneticist of Johns Hopklnu University. Life seems to be dealing with youth as If It were using loaded alee.—The Reverend Doctor Stephen S. Wise ol New York. If you must be cold In, winter, go where the cold i» healthy and sunny, and that means** to such places as Sweden, the' land of Ice-yachting and skate-sailing contests. Of course, there are ski runs und toboggan runs for every asre in every place, but few lands can present the tourist the de- II -: llghtful winter holiday which Sweden can give at such places as Dalecarlla, where usually In February is held the Dalecarllan games, fancy skating, tar- gnt-shooting on skis and lITgh skl- JumplriK contests. Uvonlnpe whon' tho day's sport Is over, the Royal Opera house In Stockholm will give the vla- Uor as good entertainment as to bo found anywhere In Europe. «• a %-**-*.**.^ v* Iniatvac

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