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MONDAY. FEBRUARY 13- 1933 Cbitortal of <ri)e JJakerstfielb ALFRED HARREMiJj KDtron AND rnopniCToii . Every Kvenliig Kxcept Sunday In Bakersllcld, Korn County, California Kntrrrd in post class niiill matter office at Bnkcrsflcld, California, IIH second r under the Act ot Congress March 3, U7'J. men I which has never been enforced, and which the iniijor parties arc pledged lo repeal, and at a time when 12,000,000 people are in need of that assistance. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated PITHS is exclusively entitled to tho use for publication of nil news dispatches credited to It or not. otherwise erertltcd In this paper, and also tlie local IIOWB published therein. COURAGE AND SKILL The California!! Is also a client of the United Press and tho imitpd News and receives tho complete leased wire service of both. EASTERN REPRESENTATIVES Bryant, Griffith & Urunson, Inc. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta WASHINGTON (t). C.) BUREAU Frederic J. Tlnskln. Director. Washington, D. C. P RI to SUBSCRIPTION PRICE Delivered by carrier or mall In postal zones, one, two, tlrce, per month, GBo Hy mail In postal zones four to eight, per month, Sue THIS PAPER IS MADE IN THE U. 8. A. 0 DUPLICATED TAXES NE of the subjects to be discussed by the governors' conference called by President-elect Roosevelt for March 6, is that of duplication of taxes, and unquestionably there is real need for the consideration of the problems that have, arisen because of that practice. -The federal government was lirsl in the field with an income tax program and one for inheritance taxes, but it was not lo be permitted to enjoy a monopoly of raising revenue from those sources. A number of states are already levying similar luxes and others arc preparing to do so. On the other hand, the slates were the pioneers in obtaining revenue from the gasoline tax, the money very largely going for Hit- commendable purpose of building better highways. That proved to be an easy way lo raise funds, so the federal government lias added a cent lo the gas lax as already assessed by the slates, and the petroleum industry is naturally resentful of a duplication that works hardship upon it. JThe government at Washington is even now collecting a G-cent tax upon the popular brands of cigarettes, and the application ot that rate means that a man who smokes a package of cigarettes a day pays a federal lax of ,*21.HO a year. But the case with .which this tax is collected has influencec many slates to seek revenue along the same line. An Assembly bill has been introduce! at Sacramento, providing for a selective tax on tobacco products, and the Governor, himself, in his message, advocated a similar measure. ' It would appear our lawmakers shouU have recogni/.cd before now that these nui sance (axes fail lo raise the revenue which is expected of them; the experience of the federal government ought to teach state lawmakers that no dependence, is to be placed upon that method of financing. Obviously, (he fair way, if we are to have a sales tax—and a gas and a cigarette tax is exactly that—is to widen its provisions to cover merchandise generally, with the tax paid by Ihc manufacturer, and excepting only foodstuffs and the cheaper form of clothing. Possibly out of the confusion that has arisen over tax duplication—and there arc said to be 320 of them at present—the time may come when an agreement will be found necessary whereby such taxes as those on gasoline and tobacco will be levied wholly by the federal government and, in part, allocated to the states, just as the state gasoline tax in California is now allocated to the counties. REPARATION for their work, the power concentrate and courage of the highest order enabled a pilot and his assistant to save the lives of six air passengers last week Jin a spectacular flight from Delano to, Bakcrsficld. The discovery was made just outside of the former town, and at an elevation of 2000 feet, that the airplane was on fire, but no panic ensued when the peril became known to the. passengers. The coolness of the pilot and co-pilot prevented that. The former headed toward the Kern County Airport, increasing the speed of his flaming plane to the limit; his assistant fought the flames with blankets and cushions with the result that a tragedy was averted, the ship being set down safely at the airport before it was disabled. Indomitable courage and the ability lo ipply the knowledge gained from curefu reparation for a calling were the factor. 1 hat prevented the tragedy, and the air Irans- )ortation company owning the ship is doubt- ess congratulating itself upon having beer 'ortunntc enough to employ men with both he capacity and Ihc courage to come safely through such a crisis. TEN YEARS AGO (T1» CaJtfonilun, Hill dulo, 1053) liaroness Ottlly do Uopp spolio liero at. the Woman's Club, describing Russia under tho Soviets, and her son's prison experiences. A baby clinic for Kern county babies wl'll be held hero tomorrow, with Dr. .Too Smith and Mrs. Catherine H. Martin In charge. James Wilt, 17,' son of J. .7. Wilt hero, Is acquiring a reputation for having a remarkable memory. Five homes wore burglarized here last, night, though only In the residence ot Edward Baer were articles of any great value stolen. Concrete Is now being poured for the now county hospital foundation. TWENTY YEARS AQO (Tlie C ill Torn inn, tills ilalo. 1013) Heavy fighting Is proceeding now in Mexico City. The Wagles held a "monster" parade through tho city last night, with many lights flickering, and under the lead of Marshal James McKamy. Miss 1'Ilmyra Surface has returned from a visit, with friends In 131 Dorado. Engineer J. Sutherland will make a business trip to San Francisco. Mrs. M. P. Smith Is on a short visit lo San Francisco. F. 1,. True, of tho efficiency bureau of tho Southern Pacific, was a visitor hero today. L,. F. Bennett of Callente Is here today. . BEGIN HERE TODAY Shtlla Shayna, rfanetr, Is dlithariti) fr»m • n«w play Iwiauia Marlon Randalih. tha itir, It Jealtu* of h«r. 8h<ll> Mirehei far »«rk and finally itourei a, par I In a muilcal thaw IMD la go an teur. Dick Btanlty, rlth and itclally pramlngnt, aiki h«r (a ilva' ua thli Jab and nlarry him but Shalla rafuui. H«r ld» at marriage U a hima In »ma llttla lawn tar tram Baadvay. Sheila U friendly with Jim Blalna. anether attar In thi eempany fram which the wu all- charted. When Jim affendi Mlci Randtlah guilt unintentionally the aiki Crala Abbalt, wha It batklni tha thaw financially, ta *•- eharaa Jim. Abbett. tired at Marian and her demand*, laei ta tea Jim and thrauih him tecurat an Intraductlan ta Shalla. A tew daya later Sheila hcara that Marian li aut at tha ihew. Abbatt takta her ta tea and alferi bar tha part Marian had. Sheila aaya aha dee* nat want It. Then Abbett aiki her ta marry him. Shalla refutec, knewlng Abbatt li nat In lava with her. A few dayi later the read temaany i*te aut an their tour. Sheila became! friendly with Jaiay, a eharui ilrl. In a imall. mldweitarn city Shrtla aeet lor a bin ride Inte tha eeun. try, She leavei tha but at a aiat and ilti dawn ta enjoy the view. Suddenly tha dlicavert a yeunt mm nearby. She luppaaaa he U a workman In a lactary come dlitanc* away. The youni man ipeakt to her and tella her he hai teen htr danelni at the theater. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY 'No?" Her voice was cool, not. cn- ouraglng. "What would be llko hav- ng supper with you, for example?" Itc smiled. "Doing It again. Would u try It—this evening? That Is," 10 hesitated. "If you haven't, an on- agement." • "Usually I cat with some of tho ithers from tho show. And wo don t pend a lot of time sitting and tailing afterward. My work Is hard, you tnow. I need my rest." "Vou don't makn It seem hard," tho oung man said after a moment. "You are lllto thistledown. You're—oh, •ou'ro wonderful! But then you know how I feel about you. What do you .hlnk of me?" "I think that you're wasting a good deal of valuable time," said Sheila NOT BOTH WAYS T HE propagandists who arc counseling the cancellation or reduction of foreign debts arc working overtime, the argument being that such a course would result in the restoration of our foreign commerce and so contribute to the return of prosperity. But obviously, we cannot regain our foreign commerce when trade is onesided. And some, of the very people who are using that argument arc responsible for this nation's having built up a tariff wall about Ihc country designed lo prevent'Ihc very trade which they now insist would contribute lo the restoration of better times. If it is bad to permit imports into the United Slates—and we cannot continue to export if we do not import—why should-.we cancel foreign debts to encourage that which we have sought heretofore to discourage? U is a poor argument if it will not work both ways. THIRTY YEARS AQO ITlio rillfornlan, Ihli clito. 1003) Ull men meeting hero failed to form tho association they had planned, too many differences arising. lOil Tlbbetts arrested u negro bootblack here for slashing two whljo men, badly, with a knife during a quarrel. 1'hll Flckert, after spending a week here has returned to Cummlngs valley. Several mining claims have been staked out In Drury's addition. Miss Amy Miller will study professional nursing In San Francisco. Shipments of fruit trees into this county from the east emphasizes the need for an agricultural commissioner CHAPTER XXVI Sheila could-not hldo her surprise. "You know mo?" she asked. The young man laughed. "Indeed T do! Don't mind If I move over a little nearer do you?" He rose to his feet, crossed the patch of mossy 1 bank and sat down near Sheila. "But I don't understand—" she began. "How I knew you? Well, for one thing, I've seen you on the stage every night this week. I'll be there tonight, too—that Is, If I may.'' "You'll have to Uike that up with tho man in tho box office," Sheila observed. He laughed easily. "Oh, I'll do that!" "How did ydu recognize me I; you'vo only .seen me on the stage In costume?" "I happened to, sco you as you were leaving the stage door last' night. As a matter of fact, I've waited there each evening. Just to see you, yoi know. I didn't dare hope that you'd have supper with me or anything Ilk that." _J slowly, words. But her smllo belled tho He nodded, seriously. know. Time that belongs to my employer," Ho pointed to tho red brick buildings across the wide field. "Still he gives us time for lunch, you know." "Someone told mo those houses posal. ' I wish I could talk to you .onger. It'n back to tho looms, though, for me. Would you really bo willing to have supper with me tonight? I Imvo u cheap little car but t can travel pretty well. Maybe you wouldn't, mind riding It It. Will you?" "Well—I'll see." He paused a moment, uncertainly. "All right. I'll bo there anyhow. Plenso don't turn 1116 down!" Sheila watched as ho hurdled tho fence and disappeared across the field. Yes, she liked him. She found herself wondering what his namo might be, tried to think of ono that would suit him. • » • She reached the hotel In time for lunch. There was a matinee that afternoon. The first five rows in the theater were filled with young girls who were patently admirers of Miss Jefferson, tho leading lady. They gavo Sheila' only perfunctory applause but clapped enthusiastically when Elslo sang her love songs. Sheila smiled at McKpn as they stood In the wings. "Still wish you there were built for the factory em-i wero a product of ployes. They are attractive, aren't | home?" ho asked. tho protected they. Do you live In one?" "I live on the other side of town, t haven't had this Job long—although It seems rather long to me. In. July It will bo a year." He paused, gazing at tho palms of his hands. "Tough work, too, In hot weather. Arc you going to have supper with rne tonight?" Sheila admitted to herself that sho liked him. He was self-confident without being over-assured. He was attractive, too, yet apparently was not aware of It. What was ho doing working In a factory? , He had the face of a well- bred, educated young man to whom a white collar job would seem better suited. Vaguely sho felt that In a Job demanding brawn and endurance he was out of place. A whistle blew and obediently the young man arose, twisting the sack In which he hud carried his lunch Into a ball and tossing It Into the brook. He watched It bobbing along on tho surface of the water until It finally disappeared. "I have to go now," he said. "That leaves the brook entirely at your dls- NEWS BEHIND THE NEWS -(Capyrllht MeClura Nowtpaper Syndicate)- ENFORCEMENT MILLIONS W I'l'M both political parlies pledged to Die repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment, il is still proposed to appropriate •S8.1 •10.000 for enforcement, and the selling aside of lhal large amount for such purpose is defended on the ground that not to pro vide liberally for enforcement would meai nullification of the Constitution. On the other hand. Senator Tydings of Marylam emphasizes a more popular view when he says: "I want a record vote on spending Ihc taxpayers' money in Ibis way when there art RANDOM NOTES George W. Wear, veteran Kern County editor and author of "Pioneer Days and Kebo Club Nights," and of "Uncle Billy Stories," has, through his literary efforts, made a valued contribution lo Bakerslield in that he has given the city wide and favorable publicity. His books, particularly the former, have been generally reviewed by the press, and in each such review, Bakersfield is very definitely in the picture. The New York Times, The New York Icrald, Tlie Boston Herald, The Boston Post, Illinois Stale Register, papers in Texas, New Jersey, Montreal, Connecticut Ohio and many other stales carry reviews of Mr. Wear's latest book, and there is a complimentary notice even in "United India and indian Stales" in far a.way India. Typical of the favor which Mr. Wear's "Pioneer Days" finds with the reviewers, is this, quoted from the Montreal, Canada, Star: "The briskly written little book is a 'memoir' par excellence and is the unvarnished narrative of a working newspaper man who pioneered in California and has reached eminence and prosperity in his own community. He tells naively of early and less polite, but full and glamorous days 50 years ago. His narrative is human, honest, observant and domestic. Mr. Wear is a man who has seen wisely and candidly into the heart of personal relationships and can still write vividly and sincerely about them." WASHINGTON By PAUL MALLON D EBTORS—The banks and Insurance companies did a nice job shooting around corners at tho La Guardta bankruptcy bill. They are the ones who plugged It full of holes In the Senato without ever showing their hands. Their representatives have been buttonholing senators In the corners. Their agents out in the country have written thousands of confidential letters claiming, the bill would be u national calamity. Their opposition made It necessary for tho bill to bo revised radically before any effort can bo made to pass H in tho Senate. That Is the cause of tho present delay. Their objections appear to be reasonable. The bill passed by the House encourages nil debtors to claim an Indefinite moratorium whether or not they could pay. A Detroit news- pup'er man wrote a story explaining the bill. It appeared In a morning paper. That day nearly 100 persons called a certain largo bank In the city saying that they would not pay mortgage Interest then due. That bank holds about 62,000 mortgages. As soon as that story got around In congressional cloakrooms the bill was as good as dead. Tho new Hastings bill Is a compromise written by the bankers and Solicitor General Thatcher. It is not acceptable to a majority of Congress. Speaker Garner has let senators know his crowd will- not accept a railroad bankruptcy bill unless Individuals are given tho name privileges. The bankers would like to see the railroad phase adopted without, giving the whole country an Indefinite debt moratorium. Neither side has a majority. Only a real compromise could net through. This situation has led proponents of the legislation to throw up their hands and say there will be no action this session. Nevertheless some sort of a bill will probably be passed before March 4. T/hiH despair Is a phase that, all Important legislation goes through before there Is agreement. The pressure behind the bill from tho start has been that two railroads will go Into receivership before. April ] unless they get relief. Arrange§® TIE! SAY It's the winning and not the money that counts with mo.—Regglo McNa- nmra, 47-year-old bike racing champion, on winning six-day race at Cleveland, Ohio, his nineteenth victory. mentis now have been made whereby those casualties might be postponed until May 1. The default on interest payments would come April 1 but receivership proceedings could be staved off 30 days. If the worst comes this session the boys figure they could surely get a bill through In the special session before May 1. That is why they are not very excited. • • * B RIBERY—A senator returning from Boston during tho Barry case got a new slant on How some people felt about It. He dropped Into tho smoker whore five strangers were arguing tho matter. They all agreed with one who said: "Why of course they kicked Barry out because he told the truth. The only thing wrong about It was he did not tell enough. The senator slid down In his scat and smoked In silence. That view may be widespread but It Is utterly unwarranted. There have been cases of grafting In Congress. There will be others in the future. There might even be some going on right now. If so, It Is trivial and comparatively Inconsequential. You may accept It as a fact that congressmen as a whole are honest. They might sell votes for political support back home but never for cash and rarely for pecuniary remuneration. Vote buying is as obsolete as the one boss shay. It is not necessary In these days of skillful high- pressure politics. Interested parties have other more effective and less expensive ways of making congressmen vote the .way they want. There was moro than ordinary re sentment Involved In the Barry case The Liberals were out after his hide particularly because his magazine flayed them from an ultra-conserva tlve viewpoint. Their public objec tlons were based on his accusatioi that Borne senators would tak< bribes. That was only one sentenc In the article. The rest 'of It con demned advocates of tho direct .prl mary, women's suffrage, prohlbltloi and the bonus. That was the rea meat In the cocoanut. The sergeant-at-arms never had chance. Tho Senate acted with juutl flcation, but tho whole scene had th elements of 53 bosses picking on 74-year-old employe who had com Into disfavor. Tho details of firing Barry wer acted out like a movie scenario. Be fore tho action was taken he wrote short statement for the sound films Their apparatus was set up outsid As soon as the Senate voted h walked put and spoke his piece I clicking cameras. He probably wl get $500 for his remaining magazln articles Instead of J250. 12.000.000 people out of work and lhc| | ( w ill interest Ihc friends of the pioneer Treasury is accumulating a deficit of staggering proportions.' The. argument interposed by Ihe Senator is, ofTcring , o t])e •athcr difficult lo answer, in view of Ihe ,,, • |i tllirs » rather situation thai exists, nor is it quite true lhal failure to make a colossal appropriation for the enforcement of Ihe amendment would be nullification. Nearly all of the original thirteen colonies have "Blue Laws" which were never repealed. They simply are not enforced and they no longer attract the attention of those stales. It is a recognized fact lhat in the Southern stales the Fourteenth Amendment, in some of its phases, is not observed, and nullification is not the word that is applied to the failure of those states lo comply with the provisions of the amendment. Many thoughtful citizens in tho country will naturally wonder if .*8.000,000 should be appropriated for the enforcement of an ainend- [•ditor and Kern County people generally to know that Mr. Wear is to make still another under the title of 'Leisure Hours," Ihc book to come from the press within the next few months. I have known convicts to commit crimes so as to return to the chain gang, where life for them has been more comfortable than so-called freedom.—Chase S. Oshorn, former gov- nor of Michigan. Don't worry. The bock beer signs will go up in the spring.—Colonel Jake riuppert, Now York brewer. We aro whore we nro because wo tried to got along without God.—Dr. Hubert 10. Spo-r, senior secretary of tho Presbyterian board of Foreign Missions. . .By FREDERIC J. HASKIN Thli It a cDocUl department'doroted •olali' t* tha handllni of iiuerlei, Thli paper puts at your illiiioiat Iho tervlcei 6t aii oitenitte or- lanltaUon In Waihlmton to IMW you In any capacity that rtlitos to Information. Thli nerrlca IB free, failure to mako uia of it clonrtToj you of benefits to which you aro entitled. Your oblttatlon II only n centa In coin or ttamni encloieU with your Inquiry for direct rctily. Do not uie post cardi. Addraia Tlio Ilnkerifleld Callfornlin Information Bureal, Frtdorlo 3. llatkln, Director, Waihlni- ton, D. C. ' Q. Who have been the wlnnerN of ho Chicago Tribune annual trophies iwardcd to the football pluyers In ho Western conference of greatest ralue to their teams?—N. T. T. A. In 3024, Red Orange, Illinois; ,!>26, Tim I-iowry, Northwestern; 1928, Jbnny Friedman, Michigan; 1D27, Ken' "louse, Chicago; 1928, Chuck Bennett, :ndlana; 1!)29,-Willis Glassgow, Iowa; I!i30. Wesley Fesler, Ohio Slate; 1931 Clarence Munn, Minnesota; 1932, Harry Newman, Michigan, \ JHOBLEMS— The New York City banks can be counted on to absorb out a billion and a half of addl- onal government financing from now n. This would put 48 per cent of lelr earning assets Into federal Is- ues and It would be hard to persuade lem to go higher. In other words, ley are prepared to meet govern- lent requirements at tho present ate for nino months more. Local bankers stress the contrast etween today's situation and that •hlch prevailed In 1919, when the ederal debt was 6 billion dollars Igher. The banks then held only 1 per cent of the total debt as palnst 66 per cent now. In 1919 ederal Reserve Bank earning assets •ere Invested In governments only o the extent of 11 per cent. Now the Igure Is 80 per cent. Bankers say hey have gone about as far as they an In financing the deficit by them- elves and feel that the Treasury will ave to look to the public if Issues ontlnuo to pour out as they have In he past year. . But they also figure that current nterest rates aro too low to attract Tlvate Investors and that any at- empt to raise them would damage he price of outstanding Issues considerably. This In turn would breed serious trouble for banks and Insur- "They did giggle a lot, didn't they? It almost threw me off once or twice.' But the audience that evening showed Its admiration for Sheila. Twice applause literally stopped tho show and she was sent back for a third encore, ft was nearly 11 when finally sho loft the dressing room. Jappy had KOIIO already. "Marlon Collins Is Inviting a crowd to that W|H- tarlft place," she told Hholla. "Sho asked me to see If you would llko to come along." "Thanks. There Is -my beauty sleep to be remembered." Jappy nodded, flew Into her clothes and rushed away. The entrance outside the stage door seemed entirely deserted when Shelli reached It. Under the llKht, though at the far end, a young man stood waiting. AH Sheila approached h< moved toward her, snatching a ha from his head. "Alone? What luck." "Oh, It's you!" Reluctantly' sho admitted to hcr.scl again that Bhe liked this young man Tonight ho looked even more attrac tlve. He was' wearing a dark, well tailored suit and ho had un oiisinc.i of manner that bespoke a carliil knowledge of the world. "Woiild you care to go to a llttl restaurant about a mile from here?" he askod. "It's u quiet place aifd tho food is good." He Indicated a small roadster, by no means new, held the door open for her and, disappearing around the car, slid beneath the steering wheel. Presently th«y drew up before a restaurant. Apparently other members of the "IlPlgh-ho" company had not discovered It and Sheila was glad of that. It was more pretentious than the other places where she had eaten. The tables-were small and arranged In such a manner that privacy seemed Indicated. Indeed there were but few other diners though the place had an air of prosperity. At an earlier hour It had doubtless been well filled. A waiter brought menus. The young man consulted Sheila, gave the order. "I thought—that Is, t hoped—I might BCC you at the brook tomorrow," ho told her when the waiter had disappeared. "I'll bring lunch for both of us if you'll come." Ho told her his name was Jerome Wyman. He was, of course, called Jerry. He saw that this name made no Impression on her and seemed glad. He was working at the factory. Why? To mako a living. Ho didn't tell her that all of J. O. Wynmn's sons (of whom he was the eldest) would start life that way, though they were al- 0. In Five Hundred, may a person not holding a card above a ten-spot demand a new deal ?•• -Q. L. S. A. The laws of Five Hundred 0 state: "A player not holding an aoa or court card can not demand a new deal." Q. Why dooa tho eagle on the President's flag face In the opposite dl- • rectton from the eagle on < coins, medals, and other Insignia of tho United States?—C. H. C. \. The coat-of-arms of the. United States has tho eagle facing to dexter, that Is, to tho observer's left. By Act of Congress of June 20, 1872 tho design which Is used on tho flag of the President of the United States la. the same design as that used on tho President's seal. Apparently this seal, which came Into existence during tho administration of President Hayes, was executed with tha eagle facing to sinister. Q, How should tho name of tho country over which King Carol rulea be spelled?—C. F. , A. The United States Geographic Board has determined upon tho spelling, "Rumania," for use In this ' country. Q. How often should a baby bo weighed?—B. B. A. He should be weighed every * week until he Is three months old, and after that age, at least once a month. A healthy normal baby gains from five to eight ounces a week for the first three months, and from four to six ounces for the next three months. At B!X months, a baby has usually doubled his weight. Q. Who Invented the namon, Tweedledum arid Tweedledca?—M. S. P. A. They were Invented by John Byrom In tho ISth century. He thua .satirised two quarreling schools of musicians between which there waa utmost no difference. Q. How much has tho enforcement of prohibition cost?—N. W. D. A. The total cost of the enforcement of prohibition through December 1932, has been |12V,810,463.48. The amount deposited In the U. S. Treasury Incident to enforcement of the National Prohibition Act, such as fines and penalties, taxes and sales of confiscated cars has totaled $04,- 098,213.BD up until December 1U32. • ance companies which are counting their government holdings as liquid assets at present prices. • • • PROSPECTS—The meat of the mat* ter lies In financial opposition to ;oans for public works. Unless currency Inflation Is seen as an inevitable alternative a strenuous battle to prove that a five billion dollar Issue cannot be sold Is In prospect. • • • TNKL.ATION—Inflation is an increas- Ingly absorbing topic of New York conversation. The well-informed generally expect that the government will reach a point during the year when It must either make drastic budget cuts or choose H form of Inflation. The financial community would give a lot to know what Roosevelt's attitude will be If and when that situation arises. most certain to become millionaires In the course of the next 10 years. He didn't tell her his father owned the factory and had built the model homes. He didn't tell her that he loved her but his eyes said this and Sheila was glad. They talked for a long while and suddenly discovered that all of the other diners had disappeared. It was time to close the restaurant. The waiters wero hovering about rest- come tomorrow?" Jerry les.sly. "You'll pleaded. Tills time there was no uncertainty. Sheila said, "Of course." "Then It's good-night—not goodby." "Goodnight." (Continued Tomorrow) Q. Why was the tood of the gods called ambrosia?—A. S. A. It Is from the Greek "a," a privative, denoting the opposite quality and "brotoH" meaning mortal. Am- bro.sla was the food tha.t was supposed to make gods Immortal. Q. Are light and sound related?— J. McM. A. The Bureau of Standards says that light and sound are not punda- menlally related. Light Is produced by the action on the retina of radiant energy of frequency from 400 to 700 million vibrations per second. Sound Is produced by the action of vrepsure changes on the ear-drum of frequency from 16 to 20.000 vibrations per second. By DR. FRANK McCOY WHOLE WHEAT MAY AID UNEMPLOYED. There is a town in Illinois called Braceville which once was prosperous and had '1000 inhabitants. Its glory long since departed, but the cottages that held thai popu- time in the fn . .... ... i -i babies born, a lation arc still there and the town makes its appeal for more people by offering them a living for Ihe year for a family of Iwo at Ihe rale of $1 a day. Budgeted, the total for food is $1GO, for electricity, S?!10, fuel, $.10, taxes, $10, extras, $125. And Ibis in a town where there are cement sidewalks, a church and a good public school. Pre-war prices in modern environment! Perhaps we shall become more familiar with that situation as the years go by. I have steadily dlwcouniKcii our people In tho field from talking about, what IH the public opinion (on prohibition) or what the newspapers urn saying. I think it Introduces a false nlcniptit In my thinking. -Amos W. W. Woodcock, head of iho United States prohibition bureau. You can take birth rate statistics and tOiow that apparently at some 'uturo there will be no and that after a while there will bo only negative babies.— William V. Ogburn, director, Wesident Hoover's committee on social trends. A THOUGHT Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that Is desolate, for the Lord's sake.—Daniel 9:17. * • • Iionlty has almost always wisdom and Justice on its side.—Hosca Hal- Ion NEW YORK By JAMES McMULLIN F INANCING—The bond-selling and banking community IH concerned over facts which seldom see the light of day. These have an Important bearing on private discussions among financial leaders in treasury financing. 1(1) Tho Treasury deficit to the end of the current, fiscal year—Juno 30. TJ33—will amount to about I billion 800 million dollars. This ib aside from R. F. C. requirements which will run to at leaM a billion more. This means that the Treasury will have to raise about 1 billion 000 million between now and tho end of June In new credits without counting prospective expansions In the public works program via the R. F. C. (L') Tho federal debt Is up by nearly three billion dollars In treasury issues since January, 193^. The nil Ifesorve Banks,have absorbed 1 billion 200 million and the member banks 1 billion 300 million. These bank purchases amount to 85 per cent of the total floated. (3) New York City banks have taken about one-third of all member bank purchases of new government offerings in the past year. (•I) Member banks In the Chicago district have practically stopped buying government Issues and are not likely to resume. The Influence of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank is Important here. (5) Tho total outstanding debt of the federal government at present is 20 billion 800 million dollars. , The Federal Reserve Banks are In for 1 billion 860 million, the New York City banks have 2 billion and a half, and all other banks have more than 7 billion. Moro than half tho total debt is owed by banks. „ (6) The banks have gradually been selling their long term governmen lasuos over the past two years- buying short terms Instead—but 61 per cent of their federal holdings are still In long terms. W 13 have today the appalling and almost unbelievable spectacle of thousands of poeple actually starving and the blame Is laid by some economists to an overproduction of the very necessities and luxuries of life that would correct hunger and Impoverishment. A great many solutions for vercomlng the world economic dc- resHlon have been offered, but most f theso will require a great deal of line to achieve, even If they prove ractlcable. Meanwhile, Immediate ellef IH required for the hungry un- mployed who cannot obtain work and or the former who cannot obtain a decent price for his products. Charlt- blo measures, whether public or prl- •RU), cannot possibly cope with this lluatlon and some other measure nust be devised. It Is not my Intention to write un rtlclo on economics or charity, but, is I look over the situation, my experience ua a dietitian may bo of somo isslstaiu-e. I know that wheat has ormed the principal staplo food In both Kuropc and North America for a great many years and ynt we find thp >rl<:e of whnat lower than It has been •ilncc Kllzabethan days—thu price so ow that many farmers feel It does lot pay to harvest their cropu. Wheat i* a. llfc-HUEtulnlng food, It has fur- ilshed the basis of nutrition In most of the greatest civilizations of the Kiirth. When we study buck Into the irealest eras of Egyptian, Roman IQuropoun and American development, we find wheat as the principal source of nourishment. , Everyone will agree that we have an overproduction of wheat that cannot readily be sold at a price which, will bring a reasonable return to the farmer,- yet this condition could be easily remedied. If every family In this country purchased a few pounds of the entire whole wheat, thu overproduction wheat troubles would be immediately corrected and the health of many people would be benefited by the use of the entire wheat with al of Its vitalized minerals and vitamin present as Nature intended. A short time ago 1 received thl letter: "A part of my duty la to hell solve unemployment food problems Kor many years T havo been fumllla with your work and am now lookln for menus and recipes which will glv variety to a wholo wheat diet as th lilef basis of food for those fed by he public. 1 Intend to give the poor chance for wheat at absolute cost, bout what proportion of a diet should fhole wheat be; I deem It a favor to he hungry If'you wlU'glve me some ariatlons and suggested additions to he proposed wheat relief diet. L. H. rvlne." I was very pleased to re- elve this letter because I believe that t Is a step In the right direction. Whole wheat and whole wheat products can be the basis of a successful diet. I am not speaking now of refined vheat products. Again going back nto history we find that the decline f I5gypt and Rome began when the vealtliy ruling classes gave up the use of the entire grains and began to use bolted sifted flourH from which most of tho vitalized mineral elements lad been removed. Thu same thing nay be going on unknowingly under jur very eyes today. 1 believe that, f people could he educated Into know- ng the value wild uses of tha entire vheut grains, the general health as well us the economic situation would be improved. Sometime ago, while lecturing Vancouver, II. ('., I suggested that the jnemploycd use a regular house-to- 'louse canvass selling thp entire gn ivheat In 5-pound bags together with a leaflet giving methods of preparing t. At present prices this could be nrofltubly done for about 25 cents a nag. There are many ways In which Ihe entire unground grain can be used n the diet so as to provide delirious yet nourishing meals. It Is a disgrace to our civilization that farmers sometimes find It necessary to burn wheat for fuel because they cannot ufforl to buy coal, and at the same time masses of people are hungry for want of food, and I urn pleased to see that movements are under way to bring about a greater distribution ot whole wheat and other entire grain products. However, the public must be educated into the methods for obtaining the Q. Does VIce-PreFklent Curtis ro- celve a salary of $15,000 a year?— E. A. A. That Is the regular salary of the vlce-prenldent, but at present his salary has been reduced 15 per cent to J12.750. Q. Please explain Fraser's Idea In executing "Tho End. of the Trail."— i C. D. A. The sculptor says;."It was the Idea of a weaker race's being steadily pushed to tho wall by a stronger, that I wished to convey In my equeu- ' trlan statue, 'The End of the Trail.' " Q. Where Is the world's moat famous whirlpool?—C. S. C. A. The most celebrated whirlpools In the world are Charyhdls between Sicily and Italy, the Maelstrom off . the coast of Norway, and that at Niagara Fallp. Q. Which countries defaulted on their debt payments to the Unlt«4 , States In December, 19327—J. I. A. Belgium, France. Hungary, Poland, and Bsthonla. greatest value out of grains. In tomorrow's article I some reclpeu and menus wholo wheat. the fluai(le«a wrlttaa by rtacfirt tf Tha Callfar- nlafl. •MraaMi' ta Dr. Frank MtCay, MS «auth ArilBira a*a«ut, La* Antalai, will ba an litre*. IndiM itU-aa'drawe* itu V

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