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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1933 Cfcttorial $age of iJaiicrsftclb Calif orman HARREljt. EDITOn AND Californium Issued Kvury Kvenlng Except Sunday In BakersHelU, Kern County, California Entered In post office lit Bakersfleld, Cnllfornla, UH second class nmll matter under the Act of Congress March 3, 1879. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press IH exclusively entitled to the UHe for publication of nil IIIWVB dispatches credited to It or •iot. otherwise credited In thla paper, and also tho local news published therein. The Ciillforniun Is also a client of tho United Press and <hs United News and receives tho complete leased wire service of both. based upon sanity und practicability we shall have many u duplication in the United Slates of the unfortunate situation which has come to pass in that North Dakota town. In which event we shall not be able to pay for either the luxuries or the necessities of government. THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. S. A. T DOMESTIC ALLOTMENT PLAN ME country is going to hear a good deal about the Domestic Allotment plan within the next few months. It has Ihe support of important farming units, is approved by some of the leaders in Congress and is said to be endorsed by President-elect Roosevelt. With such support it is quite possible and even probable that the plan may be, in one form or another, enacted into a law. and it is important, therefore, that the public has a fair understanding of the meaning of the measure as it has been formulated. A clear exposition of the proposed enactment lias reached this office from Farm Adviser M. A. Lindsay, and the first installment of his article appeared in this paper on Thursday. The second will be found in this issue and the last in the issue of Saturday. In view of the importance of the proposed legislation, importance both to the farmers and the consuming public, it is urged that every reader peruse carefully the summary as prepared by the county official. Already it lias developed that there is a wide difference of opinion as to the possible advantage of this law to the agricultural interests, and unquestionably there is opposition in legislative quarters from those whose constituencies arc largely of the consuming class. The controversy over the matter will undoubtedly become., acute before it is finally passed or rejected by Congress, am in the discussion that is bound to ensue the reader will be advantaged if he clearly comprehends the issues that are involved. Mr. Lindsay's article is therefore very timely. The matter of most importance in connection with the farm allotment plan would seem to be the answer to the question: "Will it bring about its price objective," which is primarily the thing sought? That was a "more debatable question in the beginning than it is now, a close scrutiny of the bill causing critics to reach the conclusion that its provisions will actually cause an advance in prices to the farmer. And if this eventuates, it is difficult to see upon what ground a nation which is on record in favor of a high protective tariff which places a tax upon practically everything we use in our daily lives, can reasonably object to such tax upon the products of the soil as will benefit the farmers. In any event, the Domestic Allotment plan is designed to increase commodity prices and we have the right to believe that if that can be accomplished, it will be a valued contribution to a return to more prosperous days Hut from any angle the issues involve* should be clear to the public, and they are well defined in the article referred to. AMONG THE VICTOHS T I ALKING about the competition of women in industry, we appear not to liuvc heard anything yet. Sad news it is that :omes from the coast of Florida,' where President-elect Roosevelt is enjoying a.few days vacation, nothing less than a reported declaration on his part that women shall liave a larger place in the distribution of patronage. It is announced that Ihe new President is considering the appointment of Mrs. Hutli Bryan Owen for minister to Denmark. Mrs. Nellie Tuyloe Ross, former governor of Wyoming, for member of the civil service commission, und Mrs. Stanley V. Hoggc, national Democratic committee woman from Minnesota for the Minneapolis postmastership. That is just by way of a beginning. Nearly 100 years have passed since "To the victor belongs the spoils" was accepted as good doctrine within Democratic lines, and, for that matter, the slogan promptly! TEN YEARS AGO (Tho ouuomlui, tlii« dato, IBM) Kfrem Klmballst will appear here to give a violin concert next Friday evening. Harry Kaufman will accom- piiny him on tho plnno. Ushers of the Woman's club entertained ut a party this afternoon. Those who sponsored the nffalr were: Mesdames George Simian, Clinton A. Fowler, Clarence C'ulllmore, Wayne Peacock, Preston McC'ulchcon, and Thomas Sawyer. Douglas McLean Is attracting a big crowd to tho "Hottentot" here. A modern $60,000 Ice plant will bo erected at Taft by the Central California Ice Company. The new McMahun furniture store at. Eighteenth and H streets will' be formally opened on Saturday evening. Fred St. Ongo will lend a bicycle parade here for youngsters). Detective A. 13. Cook has opened a detective agency hero. TWENTY YEARS AGO (ITie rallfnrnlan. thli ,lalf. 1013) K. Dullls i-xpeuts to leave In a short wlillo for Lou Angeles. Mrs. Charles Beck entertained last night In honor of Miss Anna Murphy who Is leaving for Ocean 1'nrlt. Mrs. O. W. Prenio entertained the Prlscllla Club. .1. F. Marsh is now In San Francisco on u visit, Mrs. Luther Elliott was the last hostess entertaining the ICbell Club. Mrs. AV. K. Phillips entertained nt an old-fashioned quilting beo. BEOIN HERE TODAY Sheila, Bnayne, tfanear, \t dlitharifd trim a n«» (lay betaute Mvlen Bendeleh, the alar, It Jeiltui if hir. Sheila finally inurn * part In • muiltil 'anew teen t» |i en>t«ur. Diet SUnley, rlih and iwlelly tremlnent, aiki hir ti five ui thla lib and marry him hut Sheila, rifuiii, H«r Idn if marrltie li • hem« In MUM IKtlt ta«n far 1r*m Brtadway. Shilla It frlindly with Jim Blelne, ani«hir «et«r In <h« tomimy (rim whirr, the wm dli- ehariid. Whin Jim effendi Mill Randelah aulte unlntiMlinally iha aiki Crali Abfeett, whi li baoklni Ihi ihiw flnantlally, ti dli- oharn Jim. Aibitl, tlnd ef Marian and hir dimandi, IHI ti MI. Jim and thnuah him leiuree an Intriduetlan U Shell*. A fiar -dayi later Shilla hiari thM Marian li tut •( tha ihiw. Albatt tajue her ti tee, and «t(ari hir the aart Marlin had. Shilla' tayi ihi dan nit want It. Thin Abhitt aiki hir ti marry him. Shilla rituni, kniwlni AbbiK It nit In livi with her. A tiw dayi tatir tha read esmnny uti tut an thilr tiur. Shilla beeemee frlindly with Jaiay, a ihirui ilrl. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY Shells), nodded, she said. "I can use the $2B," well. But when Mr. William Marcy enunciated that program so ago and it was THIRTY YEARS AGO (Tho CnllfOTnliji, lht» dlle. 19091 „ ... ... .. ,, • •.. i , i Tlie Villon Lumber I'oinpiinv will found favor with (lie other political party as | PX , P , 1(1 U8 ynrdH ttl cover , m -, f tho block formerly occupied by the old car barns. Mies Mary Miller leaves tonight for San Francisco where she will become a member of the staff of the Evening Post. It Is reported gold has been found In Drury's Addition. Miss Tx>lln Shaffer is the guest of Miss Uthel Cross. George Bfnnelt has resumefl his position with O. A. McElroy. At the last meeting of the Woman'n riuh, Mrs. A. Welll was elected president. accepted by "Old Hickory" and his kitchen cabinet and all the rest of them within the inner circles of Democracy, (hey little dreamed that any part of the spoils would be taken away from mere man and given to women in the interest of building a stronger party organization. Hut then, the women did not have the ballot in those days, and of course that is something to be considered: and evidently it is being considered. CHAPTER XXIV Tho road tour of tho "Helgh-ho" company was proving successful. They visited small towns and larger ones. They found appreciative audiences and dull ones. All things considered, however, the tour had been doing well. The show was making 1 money. Few other road companies had as good a record. Sheila's specialty dances (there, wore, four from first curtain until closing) always won repeated encores. She was a favorite with every audience und Fletcher, the company manager, had allowed her to order new costumes for tho "May Day" number nnd the. little dance In which tho spotlight that nhono on her varied from green to blue. In one of tho larger cities McKee, the comedian, surprised her. "I know a lot of people here," he said, "Played here In stock years ago. There's a Mrs. Raymond — one of the social celebrities—who Is giving a charity dance. She asked me to come, and bring along nome one else from the company. I wonder If you'd bo willing to go and do your 'May Day' number?" "Why, of course. I'll be glad to." "Good. It's $25 In your pocket," McKee explained. Mrs. Raymond's a good sort and It's her charity — not ours." For two days she looked forward eagerly to the night of the charity dance. U was to be a glimpse, clone at hand, of the life that to her seomed the most attractive In tho world. • • • The night came but It didn't somehow, - quite -reach Sheila's expectations. 1n Mrs. Raymond's horno sho found herself In a different world. Sho was the same age as many of the girls she met there. She looked much as they did, dressed similarly. She shared,the same youthful dreams of romance, galoty, adventure. But. Sheila was an outsider In spite of all this. For some reason a barrier existed, shut ting her off from theso young people. She didn't know how to get around it or climb over It. Sheila remained apart. As sho danced the "May Day" number, her feet weaving In and out In tho complicated steps, sho could hear whispered approval. A polite patter of applause at the end clearly showed that tho dance had been appreciated. "Good work!" McKee whispered as Sheila took a scat again at his side. Ho was not. performing. Sheila noticed with Interest that here he was accepted as a guest seemed to know him. Many people He moved, easy and assured, among the others. Some of them called him "Ralph," shook hands and spoke of the days years before when he had played weekly at the local theater, "Well, how'd you like It?" McKee asked th« girl as together they drove back to tho hotel. "Would you like to change places with any of those girls?" Sheila hesitated. "It's an attractive life," she said. "I don't suppose thej have many responsibilities. I guess they do just about as they please every day and never have to work—' "You should see them after a hard set of tennis." "That's not yrhat I mean." McKee patted her arm. "I know It Isn't," he said. "But you mus remember there are two sides of tho picture. Most of them would give their right eye to be behind the footlights. They envy you, Sheila." Tho season rolled on, The piny was U success and Sheila was winning ecogiiltlon as a dancer. Newspaper rltlolsms of the play always inen- loned her name. Sometimes this iralse was extravagant. H didn't •nuke her more popular with the other irlnclpals In the company but the nanager appreciated It. McKee liked to see her receive good lottces. Ho continued to Invite her o suppers after the show, to show her little favors and give her advice rom his long experience. These at- .entlons were always Impersonal. Often he talked about his wife and 'amlly. Ho never tried to make love to Sheila. * e * Presently the Samper Sisters ar- Ived to join tho troupe. Parts had >een written Into tho show"for them, t was felt that "Helgh-ho" needed some new matt-rial and the Bumpers' act provided that. The girls dressed exactly alike. They came on the stage with little 'shuffling steps, crooning a song In close harmony that was un- .ike any other singing Sheila had ever heard. The Sampers were not particularly pretty girls but they were rated clever. They danced and sang In unison, their voices Mending like notes of a violin, their nglle steps matching perfectly. They had a dressing room which they all used. They ate together utter the show. On pay days one of them was always to be seen scurrying to the post office to send money home, holding out only what the sisters would need for living expenses. "How's your beau?" Tlllle Samper asked Sheila one evening as thej waited In tho wings for the leadlnfe lady's song to come to a close. "Which one?" "The one you loaned me one evening. -Jim somethlng-or-other. He's rich, Isn't he?" Tlllle spoke wistfully With the exception of Clara, who was married to a vaudeville headliner, the Samper girls had been beau less. "Maybe. But ho didn't earn his money." Tllllo nodded. RANDOM NOTES NEWS BEHIND THE- NEWS -(Caiyrliht MiClun Ntwiaaair SyndlcaU)- SERVES AS A WARNING T^HOSE who find themselves in opposition •*- to the nation-wide proposal to conduct government along more economical lines, very largely through the elimination of what we must designate as luxuries, will do well to note what is happening in some places in the Middle West. For instance, in a North Dakota town the tax problem became so acute that the voters, thrbugh direct legislation, passed an evaluation act which tremendously reduced the values of property for assessment purposes. The tax levy being likewise restricted by luw, it develops that the amount of revenue at the disposal of the lown no longer suffices for the conduct of Ihe public's business. One of the immediate penalties has been an order to close the grade schools on March 17, thus shortening the term by several months and depriving the children of the advantage which is ordinarily theirs, and to which they are entitled There is such a thing as direct legislatior in many states. Taxpayers are becoming somewhat desperate over the situation that ' they face, and when they are presented with - a measure that seemingly offers them some protection, they are not likely to use the finest discrimination in their verdict. Whu we need to do is to put governmental costs at the level of a few years ago. Truly th public is not obtaining any service that justi fles the increase which has developed within .a comparatively short time, and there would be no injury to the people if we returned to the program that obtained then. There ought to be co-operation in bringing that about because if something is not done If the tent dweller by the roadside who s facing the storms of winter with such equanimity as he may, or the unemployed pedestrian who tramps the highway in vain in search for work, or the farmer who has not paid his taxes yet and whose mortgage is about to be foreclosed, has reached the conclusion that this great government of ours is not concerned in the solution of the vexing problems of the day, he will revise his finding when he notes that a simple inquiry from a California taxpayer lo Secretary Wilbur set the wheels in motion in the Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Fisheries and the' best minds connected therewith thereupon devoted themselves actively and assiduously to settling the question that troubled the taxpayer aforesaid. The inquiry had to do with the distance a flea can jump and the amount of space that can be covered by a frog. As to the former, immeditcly the entire resources of the department of entomology were engaged in determining the answer to the questions submitted to them through Secretary Wilbur. The bureau assembled some home-owned dogs, plentifully endowed with fleas, and the flea-leaps, from dog to dog, whether normal jr inspired by mental influence, were prop- rly card indexed, one experiment following another, until it was determined that an ordinary flea can leap 13 inches horizontally md 7% inches vertically. WASHINGTON By PAUL MALLON E CONOMY—This public breasU.eat- Ing In Congress for economy Is Just the same old hooey In a louder Lone of voice, long way off. Lone of voice. Real economy is yet a The recent contest over abolishing three small assay offices shows the underlying situation. A Senate com- rnltteo tried to rut out the appropriations for these government gold shops at Carson City, Nev., Helena, Mont., and Boise, Idaho. Instantly the senators from (hone states leaped to their feet. A leader among them WHS Borah. They screamed so loud the appropriation was restored. Their argument was that these small assay offices are a helpful government service and give employment. So does fiverythlng else the government Is doing now. The superfluous services have been wwept away long ago, they say. The same argument can he more or less effectively made against retrenchment In every Item of government expenditure. It Is being made dally In both Houses. It Is a cinch there can bo no economies until congressmen are ready to give up things In their own districts. That tlino will probably come when we are all angels. \fl3TERAIs"S—Tho demand for econ> omles has also failed to weaken resistance against cutting veterans' expenditures. The Veteran's Economy Committee i words changing . I ^.Thnt can mean Only one thing—no 2o per cent or even ]I> per cent reduction below existing expenditures. R ELIEF—The Wagner Relief Bill will probably be passed instead of the La Follette-Cotigan Bill. It takes most of the relief loan restrictions off the H. F. C. The La Follette-Costlgan bill authorizes $500,000,000 directly to states outside tho Jurisdiction of the R. F. C. Democrats generally like the Wagner Bill best and conservatives on both sides will be for It. A LLOTMENT—Tho secretary of the Farm Board hns quit and Joined tho grain trade lobby. That will give you an Idea of the Intensive effort being made to block the Roosevelt Allotment Bill. The secretary, Edgar Markham, did not get along with the board and was anxious to rnnke the change. For the pant two months he and board members have be«n at odds. His Inside knowledge In the farm situation will be. pf Immense benefit to the lobby, * • e JVARLEY—Elimination of all air mull appropriations by the Senate wan a little Democratic plot to keep Postmaster General Brown from awarding Karnlng money "That's all right Isn't everything. he can only economize without I carry him into a Cabinet chair. HI rig existing law materially. candidacy has opposition that is storm cellar for months. planned to hold off And having settled that issue to their en- ire satisfaction, the agricultural scientists retired in favor of the experts in the Bureau of Fisheries, and frogs from the Potomac swamps were given their inning. Ordinarily I was k-arncd that they can leap three feet, jut under deep emotion, "as when in love," ibey can cover a distance of live and even six feet. And thus the inquiry of the California taxpayer is answered, Secretary Wilbur's anxiety is allayed, the experts in the Department of Agriculture and in the Bureau of Fisheries have functioned in a delicate scientific test, the fleas have returned to their respective dogs and the bullfrogs are again permitted to croak undisturbed along the peaceful banks of the Potomac. And so, despite the pessimistic findings of many American citizens in this distressful period, here is direct evidence the government at Washington still lives. The administrators may be shy in tackling such problems as have to do with unemployment and credit und farm relief and little things like that, but they have added to the wisdom of the ages in determining the jumping capacity of the flea and the distance that may be covered by the frog, both by tho normal frog and by those whose fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. has been a They privately . their report until too late for this session of Congress to do anything. Now they have decided they may not report at all. Instead of cutting existing veterans' allowances the Mouse actually added SIS,000,000 to the Independent offices bill to care for non-service connected disabilities. You never hear much about that. The boys have a way of sliding those thing* through without a record vote or too much debate. That Is what happened this time. /~<HECK—No one would lift an eye- V< brow here If. Mr. Roosevelt fell miles short of his ambitious economy program He seems to he ardent enough about It, hut he Is faced with almost Insurmountable underlying obstacles. Already friends are going to him confidentially warning him he must not try to abolish this bureau and that one An easy way out has already been discovered In Congress, probably unintentionally. They have found they ran not delegate legislative authorltj to break contractual obligations. It would be unconstitutional. In other equally strong. .Senator Swanson is understood to have Governor Hyrd's backing for a Cabinet seat. It Is a remote event as matters now stand. Batubrldge Colby's place in the new administration will most probably be wholly external. Traylor of Chicago might well have been slated for a Cabinet seat had the Insull smash been avoided. Ho has good company in that situation. War and Navy are to be combined only In the imaginations of those unknown. Insiders find no basis for the think men are afraid of girls wh earn good salaries, Sheila." "Maybe they are." That was another angle of the ol argument. Home life or a profession for a elrl? Sheila thought about i but couldn't come to any decision. Sh knew that for herself she wanted : home. She was making progress however, as a dancer, gaining nssur ance and winning recognition. If sh followed McKee's advise, returned t Broadway and landed a part there sh story. Diplomatic appointments' are not a star. WTiat woul Only that she wa- mlght become that mean? farther and farther away from th dream of her heart. By FREDERIC J.HA8KIN 7t«« wi h»d the plmure • of »errln« yau throutli our Wiihliulim Information BuriuiT Cin't <*» hi ot iom» hilp to you In »<»' problimi? Our builncn I) to furnlih you with »ulhorHittto Informitlon. and »* In- Tile you lo ilk ui my quiitlon of f«l I" which you art Intsreilcd. Send tour Inquiry to The nikerifleld Callfornlin Informillon Bureau, FViderlc J. Hiikln, Director, Waih- ln«ton, D. (!. Enclose 8 cenU In coin or mimpi for titurn ptxtl««. Dp not uia po»t- cards. Q. How does.an amateur Join the Amateur Athletic Union In the United States?—O. T. B. A. Tho country is divided Into hlrty associations and any amateur a eligible for membership In the dls- rlct association In the territory In which he resides. Each association annually conducts championships In seventeen sports. Q. In crlbbage, two-handed «ame, ,he cards fall as follows—4, 4, (2 for a pair) Ace, 6, (15-2) 2, C, 3, Ace. 3oes the piny of the trey entitle tho player to n run of six?—E. H. C. A. It does. So- long as tho run somes within the count of 31 und B not blocked by a card that Inter- 'eres with tho run, It Is counted. Q. Is snuff ntlll used to any ««• tent In the United States?— K. N. A. Lust year the treasury collected taxes on 30,543,036 pounds of snuff. Q, HDW fast do people usually read when reading newspapers? — W. M. A. Such tests as have been made Indicate that there Is considerable variation, depending upon the nature of the contents that nr* being read, the type used, and other featurea. Huey found that adults varied In tho rate of reading silently from 2.0 to fl.8 words per second at their ordinary rates. When reading as rapidly as possible the rates varied from ,'I.G to 13.0 words per second. Whlpple and Curtis found that the time per word In hundredth.s of a second for normal silent reading, maximum silent reading, und • skimming was 2C, 22, and 14 respectively. Q. How many amendments to tha Constitution of the United States have been proposed to Congress? — B. J. A. Over 3000 have been proposed. Twenty have been passed by Congress and ratified by the states. Q. Has Westminster Abbey a of its own?— W. M. A. It hns a flag adopted In 1931 ;is the official emblem of the dean. The banner Incorporates the red and white roses of the Tudors, the. cross and five gold martlets of St. Edward the Confesscr, and the royal arms. for next year. That was the only thought Involved. The appropriations will not be needed until July 1. Before that time tho new Postmaster General Farley- will make the awards In his own way. Interested parties have been assured that the Democrats do not Intend to wreck the air mall service. If any cuts are made at all they will be inconsequential. It looks very much as If Warm Springs had a hand In the air mall approorl.-itlons vote. Democratic Floor Leader Robinson opposed the McKellar move to cut the appropriations. When he lost he went out Into the cloakroom to a telephone. When he came back he moved the whole appropriation be stricken out. Senators assumed he had talked with Farley and perhaps Mr. Roosevelt himself. likely to be announced In the Immediate future. Men most closely In touch with tho situation say these posts have not yet been thought out. Bruce Kramer, national committeeman from Montana, Is expected to succeed Senator Walsh. Kramer has leased an apartment at the Mayflower. . 1 e • • A CCOUNTING—The Stock Exchange ] *»• campaign for better accounting methods by listed corporations IH wise opportunism. The heads figure that Congress Is going to legislate In any case. If tho legislation can be directed at the corporations Instead of at tho Exchange It will be all to the good. The tone of the Exchange's communications to corporations is amusingly different from its attitude toward its own members. To the corporation It says. "Please won't you co-operate?" To Its members It says, "Do what we tell you—or else." There Is real talk on the Inside of a list of accountants officially approved by the Stock Kxchange. Accounting standards do vary widely. But a strong argument against such a list Is the possibility that accounting firms omitted might seek legal redress. NEW YORK By JAMES McMULLIN C ABINET—Those In counsel here with the President-elect say that the west is determined on one of Its own for Agriculture. Any man from the east would stir deep resentment. It is probable that this will lead Mr. Iloosevelt to take Henry Wallace. Governor Dern of Utah stands so high with F. D. R. that undoubtedly he would like to place the governor In the Cabinet. Strong agitation In Georgia on behalf of Senator Cohen Is not likely to VIEWPOINT OF THE READERS By OR. FRANK McOOY MENUS EDITOR'S NOTE; Tie OillfomUn »U1 print lettcn from rei'leri. Kuch lettcm rauit bl confined to 150 words, written lerlhly and on one etde of the piper. They must be bona- ftdety clgned by the vaUe? with complete »d' clretj (Iren, which will be publlihtd. No anonymoui communication will be printed, Thli la emphatic. The Caltrornlan reifrvei tha right to reject any or all tuinUHcrlpts and U not re«ponilble for lentlmenti contained therein. D OCTOU McCOY'S menus suggested for the week beginning Sunday, February 1L', 1033: Sunday HrcaUfnM — Waffles, with arnall amount of maple xyrup; stewed figs. Lunch—Buttered macaroni; string beans; celery and ripe olives. Dinner—Mushroom soup; roast veal, conked splnuch and parsley; salad of sliced tomatoes; leu cream. Monday Breakfast—Poached egg on Melba toast; stewed prunes. Lunch—Baked ground beets; small green peas; head lettuce with cream cheese dre.sslny:. Dinner—Broiled lamb chops; asparagus; salad of shredded raw cabbage; grape Juice whip. Tuesday Breakfast—Whole-wheat mush with cream; stewed raisins. Lunch—Eight-ounce 'glass of orango juice. Dinner—Vegetable soup; Salisbury steak; cooked celery; carrots; salad of avocado and shredded lettuce; baited pears. Wtdnetday Breakfast — l''r«nuh omelet; toasted cereal blacult; stowed apples.. Lunch— Baked potato; combination naiad of chopped raw beets, carrots und celery. Dinner—Stuffed beef rolls (recipe given January 20), baked parsnips; turnip greens; asparagus salad; cup custurd. Thursday Breakfast—Cornmeal mush with but- er or cream. Lunch—Baked squash; mashed tur- ilps; sliced cucumber with grated raw carrots. Dinner—Celery aoup; roast pork; stewed tomatoes; baked eggplant; salad of raw spinach leaves; Jell-o or Jell-well. Friday Breakfast — Coddled eggtj; Melbu toast; pear sauco. Lunch—Lima bean tlmbales; shredded lettuce. Dinner — Baked white fish; string beans; salad of raw cabbage, tomatoes and celery; stewed apricots. Saturday Breakfast — Cottage cheese; baked apple. Lunch—Baked sweet potatoes; spinach; celery. Dinner—Roast beef; carrots, cooked SALARY CUTS Editor The Bakersfleld Callfornlan: Your editorials on the state, county and city tuxes I have greatly enjoyed and hope they may bring the ones who levy "our taxes to a realization of their duty in lowering them to equal level of what they should be in these times of depression. I see In your paper where our city counclltnen have put over a pay cut to all city employes and excluded themselves. A cut to most of these city i-rnployen means to cut down on the necessaries of life, and they all earn all that they get. Most of the councllmen depend on other lines for their livelihood and the council job Is just BO much extra money to them. And to think thny could bo so small KB to hold on to tholr pny and cut down on the ones who could not de fend themselves! CONSTANT READER. Christmas week brought the troupe to a large mtddlowestern city. The' week passed almost exactly like any other with two exceptions. H means seven days In one place Instead of two or three brief engagements and It meant an extra matinee on Christmas day. Business In the theater was not particularly good. People seemed to prefer to spend the holidays at home or In tho homes of relatives and friends Instead of going to tho theater. Suddenly Sheila discovered that sho wanted to bo back In Kew York. She wanted to feel the cold North River wind against her cheeks, to hear the bustle of Broadway traffic. , She wanted to look at shop windows, to see the twinkling lights In plant office buildings, to drive through Central Park and to sit at coxy retttnur- ant tables talking about playa and players with other troupers. She wanted to see Dick Stanley, too. Now that the tour was drawing to a close Sheila heard from Dick oftener. Tes, It would be fun to be back In New York and see Dick. And Jim Blalne. And Trevor Lane. Sheila thought of Myrt and wondered how life was treating her. Alone one afternoon In her hotel room, she sat down and wrote Myrt a long, newsy letter. The answer came back almost Immediately. Myrt was well, married to Oeoree now and very happy. They had moved Into an apartment In the Bronx. She promised to come to see Sheila as soon as the company returned to New York and Sheila must come up and have dinner with Myrt and George. Well, It was better for Myrt to lie married. As the wife of a steady, substantial business man, her future would bo settled and safe. Myrt would make a go of It, too. She would buy cook books, shop for bargains, keep her home In order. Yes, she would make George a good wife. The letter from Myrt Increased Sheila's loneliness, made her even more anxious to return to New York. The show played a series of stands In Indiana and Michigan. And then omethlng happened which restored Q. In what year since the World War were the most foreigners naturalized In the United States?—B. S. A. In l'J2S when 235,155 persona received their citizenship papers. Q. When was Tahiti discovered and by whom?—C. T. A. The Island was discovered by the Spanish navigator, Qulro«, In 1606, and was visited by Captain Cook In 17«9. In 1M2 It Came, as a native kingdom, under French protection, and In 1880 was declared a Frenuh colony. Q. How many selections comprise Dr. Eliot's "Five Foot Shelf?"—G. D. A. Tills set of books contains 41* of the world's masterpieces. Q. Who Invented the parl inutuol system ot betting on horse races?— G. L. F. A. A Frenchman named Oiler Invented It In about 1872. In 1880, a man In New Zealand named ISknerg. who had studied Oiler's procedure, conceived the Irten. of automatically recording bets. He devised a machine for the purpose, called It a totalizator, md ured It for the first time at tho Canterbury Jockey Club's meeting at Chrlstchurch, New geuland, in 1880. It was not until 1908 that the, parl mutuel system of betting was methodically exploited In the United States, and In tho spring of that year It adopted In, Kentucky. Q. I have heard that wood may b* manufactured from cornstalks. IB this true?—S. V. A. In the Iowa State College laboratories and in at least throe commercial forms It Is said that synthetic lumber may be produced from cornstalks which may bo as "hard as steel or aa soft as cork." Sheila's affection for the road. (Continued tomorrow) with meat; cBUllf lower; salad; apple whip. •artichoke I tried to pass a. >20 gold piece in u laundry the other day and they wouldn't take It; they didn't know what Is was.—Representative Wright Patman, Democrat, Texas. •ARTICHOKE SALAD: Place a thick slice of tomato on lettuce leaves, then half of an artichoke (canned). Depress the artichoke with the back of a large spoon sufficiently to hold the' desired amount of cold diced chicken. Any other sold meat may be used, or omitted entirely, using a dressing of olive oil or peanut butter thinned with a little milk. Quiitleai »rlt1en by rtader* el Tha Uallltr. nlin. utdrcuad la Or. Frank MtCty. HI Moth Ardaiere aremn, L*a Anielea, wilt ke W ••trad. InileM aall-addreiMd itamaed enttleae. 1 arn afraid we are now In a very arid period of culture. Maybe there will be u return to absolute simplicity. —Ignace Paderewskl, pianist. A THOUGHT For thli )• the love of Qod, that wi keep his commandments: and hi commandment* are not grlevoua.— I John 6:3. Virtue IB tho beauty ut the soul.— Socrates. rpHE ABC of Technocracy," by A Frank Ark right, IK a sort of .irimer of the new economic theory— or IB It n. new religion?—which has seen getting so much attention lately. It undertakes to tell Just what all ihe shooting Is about, to give a background against which all the pro and con statements can be placed. The author apparently, Is writing under a pseudonym, and he Is giving what might be called tho authorized version of technocracy. That Is, he has written not only a primer but a statement of faith. His book seems to come direct from the Inner sanctum. As a means of getting the technocrats' argument In plain, understandable form, you will find the book rather useful. Unfortunately, It starts more than It finishes. The author draws up his Indictment of our existing system very ably, and state's technocracy's case ugalnst the money system with clearness; but 0118 finishes the book with only the foggiest notion what the technocrats propose to do about It. Then, too, I seem to recall that various engineers have flatly denied some of the technocrats' assertions about the rate at which machines have been replacing men in industry and agriculture. Nevertheless, this little book Is In- terodtlng and provocative. It may not make a technocrat of you, but It •will at least set you thinking. Published by Harpers, the book Bella for fl. Q. When was Ft. Washington on the Hudson built?—F. W. A. Ft. Washington was built In tho spring of 1776 by Rufus Putnam, a cousin of General Putnam. Q.Who was president pro temporal of the Senate when Vice-President Coolldge became President of the United States?—W. A. M. A. Albert Balrd Cummins, Senator from Iowa, was President pro tern- pore of tho Senate from May 19, 1919, to March 3, !»:!&. Calvin Coolldge took office upon the death of President Harding, August X, 1923. Sena-tor Cummins then drew the salary of president of the Senate, but did not change his title, since ho was a senator representing one of the state* of tho Union. i» ..Today's Almanac: February lOtt 1775-Charfe$Umbbori l*H>-Queen Victoria I marries Prince All - Government' collects land.

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