The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on February 11, 1933 · Page 12
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Bakersfield, California
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Cbttottal of ALFRED HARRBM, EDITOR AND Issued livery Mvenlng Kxcept Sunday In BakerBflcld, Kern County, California Entered In p<jst office at Bakersfleld, Callfornln, as second dass mall mutter under tho Act of Congress March 3, 187!). MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of nil news dispatches credited to It or ' not otherwise credited In till* paper, and also the local news published therein. The Callfornlan Is also a client of the United Press and ihe United News and receives the complete leased wlra service of both. THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. S. A. J THE BASIS OF INTEREST H OWEVER partisanship may view the proposal to place great authority and unusual powers in the hands of President- elect Roosevelt which will enable him to remedy some of the ills which afflict our governmental program, there can be little question that the suggestion will find immediate favor among the people who have their own well-being to consider and who are interested not at all with politics. There is a very definite conclusion, based upon experience in the past, that a 'businesslike policy in the conduct of the federal government can be defined only through some individual authority, and there will be agreement with the expression of Senator Garner that "Congress appears to have neither the ingenuity nor the disposition to accomplish it." Nor does it appear that granting such power to the President as will enable him to simplify the government's business and to reduce the expenses thereof, is without constitutional authority. It is written in our basic law that Congress shall have power "to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States or in any department or office thereof." What the House measure proposes is a grant of authority to Mr. Roosevelt that will enable him, to quote a Washington dispatch, "not only to reduce the federal establishment with respect to bureaus, commissions and departments, but which will grant him the right to impound any appropriation voted by Congress, an authorization which would enable him, if he chose, to accomplish the extreme reductions in governmental expenses concerning which Congress has talked so much and done so little." That authority would also authorize him to review and reduce pensions, to consolidate the army and navy into one department, to merge the Interior and Agricultural Departments, and all in all, to bring about reductions and eliminations which would greatly simplify the business of government and tremendously reduce the cost thereof. A heartening feature in connection with the new proposal is the entire willingness of the President-elect to accept the full responsibility that would be his by reason ol the power and authority placed in his hands His willingness to assume leadership in a matter so vital to his political future writes him as a man of courage and independence, and already, although the proposal is of recent origin, it appears that its effect is even now proving beneficial in that it is inspiring among the masses greater faith and confidence in the future. And that is an invaluable asset at a time when there is so mud of discouragement, and even hopelessness. And so politicians may decry the proposa and seek to discredit it by expressing the fear that the movement makes for a dictator ship, that we have no need of a Mussolini in the United States, but those who offer sucl objection do not, we may assume, believe what they themselves say, and are sparring only for additional advantage. The peopl have no interest in them or their findings be cause voters are imbued with the idea tha the ascendancy of one party or the othe: means nothing to them, that they will hi benefited only through that courageous lead ership which must be developed if the coun try is to have restored to it the prosperitj which it once enjoyed. iOr of administrative law, Harvard, in an uldress recently delivered by him and hav- ng to do with the outlook for rehabilitation n this country: "The one generalization thai can fairly be nndc about public opinion is that the public responds to truth-telling and courage in high )Jaccs. Moreover, the function of political eadcrship is to lead, and not to allow action o be paralyzed because generalized public jpinion is confused and distracted. 1 vcn- ure the belief that never have the people jcen more ripe and ready to follow determined direction based upon a brave and ucid analysis of the economic forces of our imc than lodav." j things come to him who waits, even •f*- to Captain Richmond Pearson Hobson. "\ie Captain, it will be remembered, some 35 r'ears ago look a dismantled collier, the VIerrimac, into Santiago Harbor, under fire, ind sunk it, on the theory that the Spanish lect would not be able, lo make its escape rom its place of refuge. The sinking of the oilier itself was a success, though it failed n its purpose, for the Spanish fleet sailed nit one night and would have kept on sailing xcept that Admiral Schley was close by, with the result that the fighting crafts of the paniards, such as they were, were speedily cattered and shattered. All this is leading up to the announcement hat Congress has just now voted a medal of lonor to Captain Hobson /or his heroic act. Which is evidence, in itself that our national awmakers do sometimes take definite action wen though as much as 35 years are permitted to intervene between the time it was lue and the time it actually transpired. HUMILIATING SPEEDING ACTION TEN YEARS AGO (Tha (.'allfornlan. thli due, 1093) With work completing the magnificent clubhouse practically complete, to hardwood flowers, light fixtures and furniture, Lloyd Tcvls announced today that the Stockdale golf course will bo ready for play by February 18. "Scotty" Hamilton Is the professional In charge. .Too Topper was instantly killed when his car plunged over a cliff near Wheeler Ridge last night. Somo Individual attempted to "kill time" by firing a rifle bullet through the face of the clock tower hero last night. The city will Join with the nation tomorrow In paying homage to the memory of Lincoln. Many attorneys here report themselves In favor of a three-fourths verdict for criminal cases. Huln and hail fell over the city today. TWENTY YEARS AGO (The CnJIfornlan. Dili date, 1813) Supervisor John Hart, accompanied by ohn Basyo and John Larreuq, ha« started on a three-months' road grading project. AVlutt Is believed to be the greatest water well ever drilled In this county has been completed In the Lerdo Land Company's tract at Lerdo. Mrs. F. L. Lavors and her daughter Mary Margaret, of Wasco are visiting relatives here. Mrs. C. B. Warmer entertained the Fortnightly club yesterday afternoon. Miss Mary O'Boyle, of Taft Is visiting friends and relatives here. By the latest count Bakersfleld now has 19,913 persons. THIRTY YEARS AGO (The Cillfornlin, Uili date, 1008)' y. N. Carlisle Is visiting his son here. Mrs. R. Finn made- a trip to Fresno this week. For an attempt to smuggle morphine to prisoners In the county Jail, a woman here was sentenced to serve six months In the same bastlle. Jack Johnson, the negro prizefighter, late of this city, will fight Sam McVey In Los Angeles on the twenty-sixth of this month. F OR the first time in the history of California the people must feel humiliated over the situation that has developed in their state government. We do not have to sit as udges to determine who is right and who is wrong in the matter of the charges that are ailing so thick and fast at the capital. The nere fact that those occupying public place are so belligerently accusing each other of wrong doing is not pleasing to the people of a commonwealth who have viewed with pride the conduct of governmental affairs during the years since the state was admitted nto the Union. The oldest inhabitant cannot recall a similar situation. Never before liave men in high places been so critical of their fellow officials; never before have there been such amazing allegations relative lo the conduct of the state's government. It is a pity that there should exist such a situation now. It will be more of a pity if it develops later that any of the charges are true. The people of the state would prefer to believe they are not. Engineer Joe Gates friends In Los Angeles. Is visiting Mrs. William Evert Is making a trip to Tehachnpi tomorrow. BEGIN MERE TODAY Sheila ShayiM, duneer. U dliiharnd trim • niw play became Marlen Renrfdih, the ttar. It Jetteui if her. Shell! learebei fer work tni flnilly nourei • part In t mullial ihew ' Men U ie en teur. Dick Stanley, rlih end lOBlally iremlnent. mki ntr te live up thli job «nd merry him but Shell* return. Her Idea ol mirrltee U * home In leme little tewn far frem Breadway. Sheila l« friendly with Jim Blilne, anethtr aetor In the company from whlth the »•• dlichareed. When Jim offendi Mlei Randolph iulte unintentionally the aiki Crele Abbott, who lo baeklni the ebew financially, to dli- eharte Jim. Abbott, tired of Marlon end her dtmandi, aeet to oe« Jim and throuih him M- curee an Introduetlon to Sheila. A few daye later Sheila heart that Marlon It out ef the thow. Abbott takeo her to tea and offeri her the part Marlon had. Sheila tayt the doet not want It. Then Abbott aiki her to marry him. Sheila refuiet, knawlni Abbott It net In live with hor. A few dayt later tho read company teti out on their tour. Sheila beeemet friendly with Jappy, a thtrue ilrl. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER XXV There were signs of spring In the air when the "Helgh-ho" company arrived in the small city of Spencer. It was to be a full week's engagement and Sheila and Jappy were glad. They could unpack some of the things in their trunks and make; their little hotel room seem more homelike. Spencer was a factory town but it had its social life also. The factories, it seemed, were owned by aristocratic families. Sons married and brought their wives back to Spencer as a matter of course. Daughters went away to attend finishing schools, traveled, but when their fashionable weddings took place they and.their husbands always returned to take their places In the family circle. Spencer's leading citizens drew strict lines of social prestige. They were rather snobbish. They made ceremonies of every public gathering and they particularly enjoyed tho theater. Business was good that week for the "Helgh-ho" company. Sheila soon found herself becoming something of a celebrity here. Her dancing: was applauded nighfly. When she left the theater—usually with McKee's protecting presence—It was she nnd not tho comedian who received the acclaim. McKee took this good-naturedly. It mattered little to him that Sheila was registering a hit In this inland community. By the middle of the week people recognized her on the street, turned and stared as she passed. "That's day. Half ah hour later Sheila Shelln Shayno in tho show at the Capitol," she would hear them say. "She's the girl who dances In that feather outfit, you know." Sheila, with her years In the theater, didn't mind being stared at. She know It wan the price of success. "Coming to walk?" she asked Jappy one morning as she emerged from tho bathroom and began rummaging In a suitcase for clean underthlngs. Jappy, wrapped In a brilliant coolie ,coat, was catching a run in a stocking. She looked up and thrust back a cloud of dark hair from her face. "Can't. I havo to see Fletcher at 11." "There are some bus rides," Sheila considered, in the air. "And spring seems to be I think I'll take a ride and see If I can find anything Interesting." You could have taken a ride with us last night," Jappy observed reproachfully. Sho had Invited Sheila on a blind date and the invitation had'been refused. / "But I couldn't have looked around much. This seeing America by moonlight—" • • • Jappy wrinkled her nose In disdain. "You're not going Garbo on us, are you?" she queried. "Blue glasses wouldn't be becoming to a girl like "Well, I don't care to be picked up," Sheila's tone was definite. Jappy laughed. "My dear, we didn't pick those boys up. We did them a service. They'll talk about knowing girls from the show for months." "That's what I mean—" "And they bought us a grand supper. I was starved—hadn't eaten since breakfast." Sheila moved toward the telephone. "Shall I order something sent up now?" "Do." They had found that by buying fruit and bringing it to their room they could order breakfast sent up as cheaply as It was served In tho dining room downstairs. Toast and coffee for two with oranges or grapefruit from the dresser drawer came to abou't tho same price as a more substantial breakfast In the dining room would have cost. By the time Sheila had dressed the waiter appeared with a tray. The girls ate, discussing plans for the NEWS BEHIND THE NEWS -(C«ayrlght MeClure Ncwipaaer Syndicate)- RANDOM NOTES There may be some disappointment among those who have been looking to the resumption of the sale of alcoholic liquors as a source of government revenue. Up in Canada for the fiscal year 1929-30 the government collected taxes from such source in the amount of $8,469,000 as against $4,741,000 for the year 1931-32. So it is that the depression appears to have as seriously affected revenues in the northern country from the sale of alcoholic liquor as from any other source. WASHINGTON By PAUL MALLON TNFLATION—The Democrats are 1 easing closer every day to the big public works method of Inflation. That was the motive In the choice of witnesses called for next Monday in the Harrison economic Investigation. It Is also behind Mr. Roosevelt's fresh vision for Tennessee river valley exploitation. If all goes well It may be Incorporated officially into the new deal as a four-year plan for American restoration. The boys who will do things after March 4 are beginning to see how they might work it out. The only real objection has been that such a large bond Issue would ruin government credit with the bankers. No one wants to do that. The way they may try to get around It is to whip the country Into a patriotic reconstruction fervor and sell the bonds as they did Liberty Loans during the war. Whether tho country could absorb five billion Is a question. There are hundreds of millions In hoarding, much of it in banks. Money In circulation Increased $41,000,000 last week. Excess reserves of Federal Reserve member banks Is around $500,000,000. You could at least get a good start on five billion with a properly handled campaign which had the confidence of big men. • • • D EBTS—A fundamental change In war debt setntlment has been quietly wrought here since the open- Ing of Congress. Such a nationalistic fervor has been worked up that no cancelatlonlst dares raise his head. Indeed, most have gone over to the other side. Public reaction to recent developments has been such that all politicians who desire to save their own skins are convinced the only worthwhile policy for them is "Make Europe stead of the Stimson doctrine. That s why he referred to the sanctity of reaties In his recent announcement. The Nine Power pact pledges an open door In China, Any interference with free American commerce in Man- choukuo would be a violation of that pact by Japan. Dealing then could be done with Japan direct. Other signatories would be bound to follow suit. That would give Mr. Roosevelt an en- .Irely new basis for action and extend the new deal across the Pacific. • • • PISHING—Politics Is at least par- l tlally Involved In Mr. Hoover's fishing trip after March * with some of his cabinet officers. When asked If he liked to fish, Treasury Secretary Mills responded: 'Fish never did anything to me." He does not know an angleworm from a trout fly. The experts are interpreting the trip as a Hoover-Mills get-together on the future of the Republican party. . Those inside say Mills does not Intend to tie up permanently with Mr. Hoover, but It is generally conceded he might inherit leadership of the Hoover wing. In that connection a Republican leader in Congress told his friends last week: "I think we should pass this beer bill and make Mr. Hoover veto It so as to eliminate him permanently from'the political picture." His assistant said: "That looks like a good program to me." These two are not going on the fish- Ing trip. Pay." That general underlying feeling RIPE FOR LEADERSHIP Another factor of interest in connection with the government figures released is that the Quebec liquor sales for the last fiscal year amounted to a little less than $18,000,000. The preceding year the total was $22,700,000, but for the year before that the total was $27,539,000. Thus it appears that in three years' time the total amount of liquor sold and consumed there decreased by ten millions of dollars. A similar history has been written in Great Britain, and gov- jernment revenues there have fallen accordingly. would certainly embarrass Mr. Roosevelt's steps toward negotiation were he set on a direct attack. • • * F AR EAST—The reason Mr. Roosevelt carefully left his hands free In approving the Stimson far eastern policy is privately explained by a Roosevelt spokesman. This trustworthy authority says the President-elect Intends to base his policy on the Nine Power Treaty In- NEW YORK By JAMES McMULt-IN F RAUDS—Whether he knows It or not, U. S. Attorney Medalle's investigation of election frauds Is play- Ing right up Tammany Leader Curry's alley. The three district leaders most endangered are Ahearn men—and the Ahearn faction of Tammany is unfriendly to Curry. If they are forced out Curry will simply replace them with his own supporters and be thai much stronger. None of Curry's own lieutenants are on the spot. • * • F USION—The Republican campaign to oust City Leader Koenlg Is having a kickback. The movement originated In the silk stocking fifteenth district. It has become an Issue of high hats versus low brows within the party ranks. This will be no help to fusion hopes this fall. Meanwhile fusion leaders are alarmed at the manner in which Tammany's economy program 'through Mayor O'Brien has gone over with the public. Anti-Tammany sentiment has waned noticeably in the past week. M ORTGAGE BONDS—Tho plan to rescue the mortgage companies— and also to prevent default on any of he three billion dollars worth of guar- nteed real estate mortgage bonds ow outstanding—is progressing qulet- f but effectively. There Is reason to elleve that holders of said bonds can oon stop worrying If they are willing o accept a reduction of Interest. AVIATION—The Senate's refusal to »• vote an air mall subsidy put u imper on aviation merger plans, lost of the lines would have plenty of rouble getting by without that sub- Idy on their present setup. One of ord's pet Ideas Is to reorganize air ransportatlon so that government aid would not be necessary. Projected high speed services have een deferred until the subsidy sltua- lon straightens out. Schedules had een planned of 18 hours from New ~ork to Los Angeles and 10% hours rom New York to Miami. The hope here is that the next Con- ress will vote an air mall approprla- lon—of much smaller proportions nan the .one now In effect. American Airways is slated to be the chief vlc- 1m. Based on population of the cities overed this line was being paid much more relatively than its competitors. LJOSPITALITY—Don't be surprised 11 If a number of Democratic leaders urn up at the Miami Biltmore Hotel n the near future. They will be the nvited guests of Robert H. Gore of Chicago—who would like to be the lext commissioner of Internal revenue. Che hotel Is owned by Henry L. Joherty. He has been a lavish host here at his own expense this winter. • * • '"lOLD—Inflation talk and deprect- VJ ated Canadian dollars have stirred a lot of Interest in Canadian gold min- ng stocks. Three of the erstwhile ilggest bears headed a party that left •Jew York last week to look over some Canadian properties. •IS TO YO By DR. FRANK McCOV HOW TO USE COLD WATER APPLICATIONS W E HAVE this from Adolph Hitler, new! German Chancellor, in a radio appeal to the public for support: "The national government with iron will and tenacious perseverence will realize the following plan; Within four years the German farmer must he relieved of his impoverishment;' within four years unemployment must be definitely overcome; concurrently conditions will be established for prosperity in the other branches of industry." A program such as that, if it is to succeed, must have the support of the population of the German republic, and we may be sure that the mere fact that there is a definite program will prove a source of strength. And in that connection, it is interesting to read the words of Felix Frankfurter, profes- Another strike in a factory engaged in building automobile bodies is in progress in Detroit, affecting a total of (5000 employes directly and indirectly, and menacing the jobs of many thousands more. The allegation is again made that the strike is due to communist activity, and if this is true, it emphasizes the need for speedy governmental action which will definitely place the responsibility for'the disturbance. It is the finding of the Secretary of Labor that the strike is fomented by certain groups who are "opposed to our form of government." There ought, then, to be active days ahead for the Department of Justice, days that will witness the deportation of such foreign agents as can be connected with the fomenting of Ihe strike. A LITTLE more care Is needed in using cold water than hot, yet in many cases cold water gets successful results which may be obtained in no other way. In using cold water remember that It causes contraction; that is, the muscles and capillaries squeeze together and 'become smaller. Perhaps the greatest value in cold watur is Its power to brlns reaction, which means that its first action is to drive tho blood away from tha hundreds of tiny 'capillaries under the skin so that it enters the deep internal blood vessels, but. as the nkln reacts or turns pink, the blood cornea back Into the capillaries. Such a reaction may be of great value in sending the blood back and forth through a part, bringing with it the healing elements necessary to restore It to normal. In today's article I am going to describe some of tho most useful ways of employing cold water. A cold Sitz bath, in thn hands of one skilled In its use, achlevew marked benefits which might be hard to believe If one did not understand them. Many of the remarkable cures made by the German doctors of hydrotherapy depend on this bath. The bather Rlts In several inches of cool water and then more cold water is added until about 10 or 12 Inches are in the tub. The feet may be placed In a small pan of hot water. The room should be warm. About 10 minutes Is long enough to remain In this bath. Instead of feeling chilliness with this bath, the patient often feels clowlngly warm. The cold Bltz bath Increases the flow of blood through the purifying organs and may be used In practically all chronic pelvic disorders providing no acute inflammation or pain Is present and the patient reacta projjerly. It. may bo us«d to this tissues In prolapsus and typos of conetlpatlou where relaxed muscular tissues are the cause. Cold sponge baths oonflpt of wa Ing the skin by using a cloth dipped n cold water. Each part should be washed and dried before starting on .ho next, in order to prevent chill These baths are useful about every two hours In severe fevers, as the> abstract heat from the skin and keei Lhe temperature within safe limits rjuch baths are usually very refresh Ing lo a bed-ridden patient. (.'old abdominal packs, also cullec "Neptune's Girdles." Th«se park consist of two layers of thin oloth o towel wrung out of cold water am applied snugly around tho abdomc and back, inches in The}- should be 8 or 1 width. Tho wet cloth should be covered with two or thru layers of dry woolen cloth securel; pinned on with safety pins. This paci may be left on for several hours an the sensation Induced is one of well being. The park, when properly ap piled, soon becomes warm and a mols heat and loral perspiration are pro duced which relieve many acut symptoms of the abdomen. Cold compresses consist of smu cloths wrung out of cold water. The may be used to relieve a tired feelln over the eyes or In lessening the In flamrnatlon of a part. Ice treatment. Ice may be use where one desires to produce a sever contraction of a part, as in contract liiK hemorrhoids, varicose veins or i stopping hemorrhages. I have some articles mlmeogrnphe which explain more In detail some o these treatments and will be glad t send them to you If you will write I me and enclose one large, self-ai' dressed envelope. Add an extra 3 cent stamp for each article desired. ...Hot and Cold Sltz Baths .. .How to Use Poultices ...Preventing Blood Poisoning ...Hot and Cold Applications .. .Treatment for Fevers. •iMitltnt wrltlM by n«dtr« if The Oilltor- itltn. iMnu»i li Dr. Frink MtCty. «N 8»utti Artatri «v«iiu», Lw Anietw, will bt »n- iRtlfM Mlf-tMmiid itinttd «nv«l«r«. boarded a bright yellow bus and was soon skimming along a road that appeared to lead to the country. It was a sort of adventure, taking this bus with no clear idea where It might take her. Of course she would Inquire when she left It how to get back to the hotel. A n«w residence section of tiny homes, side by side and all alike, caught her attention. They were attractive houses. Instead of being monotonous the street with its uniform dwellings was pleasing. Sheila was told by the obliging bus driver that these houses had been built by one of the large.manufactur- ing companies as residences for their employes. The driver added that the bus returning to Spencer did not follow tho route they had covere'd but that Sheila could hall It by walking a short distance through a lane leading lo another main thoroughfare. Tho busses ran every 20 minutes, the driver said. "I think I'll get off here," Sheila decided. The lano was flanked 'by a brook on one side and a baseball field on the other. It was a picturesque spot. The trees were budding and the grass was a fresh new green. Long-legged bugs flitted over the water and sunshine shimmered through the branches of the trees. Sheila loved spring even In New York, but sho had never seen anything quite like this. She decided to stay a while and enjoy It all. 'Sheila sat down beneath a tree, settling back against It, her hat In her lap, the breeze playing with the tendrils of her hair. Yes, spring was definitely in tho air. Oh, It was good to be alive on such a day! It was late morning. Presently a whistle blew and from the brick factory far across the field men In overall uniforms emerged. Some walked to a building which, though Sheila did not know it, was a lunch room. Others settled beneath trees to open lunch boxes. Still others ran immediately to the ball field and began a game. Sheila smiled, sighed and watched them lazily. These signs of brisk activity only served to Increase her own Indolence. Presently she discovered that she was not alone. A few yards down the brook a young man was lying full length on the grass, his clasped hands pillowing his head, his eyes staring at the branches above him. "Probably one of the factory workers," Sheila thought to herself. "Maybe he hasn't the money to buy lunch— or maybe he wants to enjoy all this. Just as 1 do." • • • Further investigation assured her that the young man had come from the factory. He was clad in overalls, a blue shirt qnd wore no necktie. His arms were smoothly tanned as If work kept him a great deal In the open. Sheila wished that she could see his face but he was lying with his head toward her. His blond hair, which was almost gold colored, was the only part of his head that was visible. Presently, without moving, the young man drew a package of lunch from his overall pocket and began eating.. The baseball game was evidently a good one. Shouts arose frequently and flying, figures sped around the diamond In whirls of dust. Then there was a lull and another player came to bat. There was the sharp sound of the Impact of the bat and the ball, a roar, and then a black speck against the sky. The ball dropped sharply within a dozen yards of Sheila's feet. It bounded and dropped again in a tangle of' green vines. The crowd rushed across the field to the road- Bide. Sheila was wondering if she should find the ball and toss It back, thus protecting her solitude from Interruption, when the young man rose to his elbow and, turning, faced her. By FREDERIC J. HASKIN Of tho rut number of qtiMtloni uiratred by thli deptrlment, only > few out be publlihed In thli column. The mtei that ue printed muit bo of Ecnoril Intereit and not personal In their nature. Do not, therefore, merely ilin your Inltlili to your letter and aik that tho aniwer b« publlihed. Dire your full name and addreii 10 that you may recelte a per- lonal lellw In reply. Enclwe 8 centi In coin or itimpi for return poitai*. Do not uie poitcardi. Direct your letUr to The Bakeri- field Callfomlan Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haikin, Director, Waihlntton, D. 0. Q. In race-track parlance, what 1» a quarter-horse?—N. I*. A. It Is a race horse whose wind lasts about to .the quarter-pole. In other words, a sprinter that gets off to a fast start, but soon tires. Q. Who will be tho youngest senator In tho 73rd Congress?—M, B. A. Richard Brevard Russell, Jr., senator from Georgia, 37 years old, will be the youngest. ' J. Does Is ever rain In the Sahara Desert?—P. Q. A. The climate Is not absolutely uniform throughout the Sahara Desert which covers a wide range of territory. In some sections of the des- • ert there Is no rainfall, in others It Is scanty. There Is, however, considerable rain the region of the Central mountains. Q. What Is the original quotation to the effect that, one should beware of the Greeks bearing gifts?—W. T. P. A. "I fear the Greeks even when they are offering presents'" is from the writings of Vergil. Q. Did George Washington eat tomatoes?—H. J. P. A. He did not eat tomatoes, since this vegetable did not come into popular commercial use until about 1870. Tomatoes were formerly considered poisonous. Q. Where is wooden money being used In this country?—W. E. L. A. It Is said that there are 144 organizations throughout the country using so-called wooden money. The states where this movement is under way in some form are: Arizona, Call- • fornla, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa. Kansas. Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska. New Jersey, New York, NorUi Dakota, Ohio, . Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming. One of the strongest organizations Is tho Natural Development Association at Salt Lake City, Utah. "Did that ball strike you?" he asked. She shook her head. "No, but I wish you'd find it. I- like It here and I don't want all those men tramping about looking for It. It's somewhere among those vines." The young man rose, stamped about In the thick tangle, found the ball and tossed It well Into the center of tho field. Then ho looked toward her again. "You should be pitching for them," Q. How does the size of the Gulf stream compare with the large rivers? V. N. A. All the great rivers of the earth turned into one channel would not equal the tremendous flow of the Gulf stream. Its breadth at Its narrowest part is about 60 miles and Its depth about 2000 feet. Q. How much do American tourists spend In Canada, and how much do Canadian tourists spend in the United States?—T. H. M. A. In 1931, American tourists spent 7238,758,000 In Canada, while Canadian tourists spent $56,902,000 In the United States. Sheila said, throw." "That was a grand He laughed, settling himself once more on the mossy bank, this time facing her. "Maybe you do a few things well yourself," he hazarded. "Don't we all?" she asked gayly. Ho shrugged slightly. "I don't know. However I do .know, there aren't many girls who can dance as well as you do, Sheila Shaynq." (Continued Monday) «» o> The English are two generations ahead of us, for they face life realistically; they have nothing which they hold sacred, for no realist has.—Walter B. Pltkln, professor of Journalism, Columbia University. Your depression is much superior to our prosperity in Italy,.—Baroness Marglt VeKzt-Mantlca, visiting in United States. Technocracy IB a prophecy of doom. It presents no charity and IB not quite so,respectable as the Communist who knows what ho wants—Dr. William 13. Wlckenden, president of Case School of Applied Science, Cleveland, Ohio. In the future, we are going to take more of an interest In politics.—L. A. Johnson, national commander of the American Legion. Wo have a set of godless politicians and a set of godless men In social work. God IB crowded out of every department of life.—Manager John P. Chldwlck, pastor of St. Agnes' church, New York. "N E Q. Why does the Capitol of the United States face east, with so much of the City of Washington lying behind It?—A. R. A. At the time the Capitol was built It was faced east because the city was be built In that direction. However, property advanced so rapidly In price that many citizens bought In the opposite direction for economy. , Q. How many people are In the hospitals of the United Stales at one time?—M. T. A. The Safe 'Worker says t that on an average day about 700.000 people are being treated In United States hospitals. Q. A. What Is nn Epidiascope?—T<. 3. It is a projection lantern de- A THOUGHT Give m» understanding, and I shall keep thy law; I ihall observe It with my whole heart.—Psalm 119:34. • • » Not liberty but duty Is the condition pf existence.—Mathilda Blind. •o ••• WILLING ENOUGH, Agitator—You should elvo me half of all you have. Old Farmer—All right. All I huv» left la rheumatism and toothacho. . _______ „ Which one will you have?— Answers. -for Alia. EVER ASK THE END," by Isabel Paterson, brings together In Paris three middle-aged Americans— two women and a man—and, through a description of what they say and do and think during a fortnight of Intimacy, expresses a thoughtful criticism of American life. The Job is done, so to speak, in it back-handed manner. The actual story is slight. Our three people meet, BO driving, dine together, nourish a mild little triangular love affair, and presently they go their separate ways; It Is in the way that the background, material and spiritual, of each one Is recreated during thin meeting that wo got our glimpse of tho nation behind them. Their origins are middle western. One of tho women, whose family moved to the far west when she was a child; can remember the actual frontier. Their lives comprise a nummary of recent American history; the conquest of the frontier, the "emancipation of women," the crest of the industrial revolution—these things are part of their experience. These people are not especially fortunate. Looking back, they conclude that they have not had much real happiness. They have muff led jnost of their chances. But they have, very strongly, the feeling that life remains an adventure, that they are lucky to live In preient-day America, that things have been Interesting for them. Mrs. Paterson has written a thoughtful and—though I hate the ex- preHslon—a "civilized" novel. , Published by Morrow. It Is the January choice of the Literary Guild. «« » A TOUGH ORDER Youth—When I bought this motor- Cycle you said you would replace anything that broke In tho first six months. Dealer—Just BO. What can I do for you? Youth—I want a new thumb, a now collar bone and six front teeth Alia signed for both eplscoplc and dla- Kcoplc projection and Is constructed to permit easy projection of lantern slides, book illustrations, scientific experiments and apparatus, etc. Tho purpose Is to flood Ihe object which Is to be projectnd with light and BO effect better projection and obtain more detail in the Image on the screen. To do this a powerful carbon arc fitted with a self-regulating device is used. A large glass cell containing water for absorbing tho heat rays from the arc is attached to the lump house. Q. Was a chain stretched across the Hudson river during the Revolu- , tlonary War to keep British ships from going up the river?—J. J. Q. A. There appear to have been two chains stretched across the Hudson. One wan In the vicinity of Fort Montgomery In 1776. The other was at West Point In 1778. Q. What Is the federal tax on play- Ing cords ?—P. J. B. A. There is a tax of 10 cents on each pack of playing cards of 64 or less. The number 64 allows the Inclusion of two extra cards In tho pack by the manufacturer. * i Tocuay^S Almanac: February utt MelvilleFulter born. l*47-Thomas Edison born. 1953- DepaTtment Ifiire. _ ^ nexfc Secretary -

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