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PAGE TWO THE SUNSHINE PSYCHOLOGY (Continued from page 4, column 4) the steering wheel the editor was "rolling along singing a song." Pos- sibly, too, thinking of the hardships of gold prospectors; of the days when footsore men and beasts died of heat and thirst; and when men clawed at each other's throats in the mad scramble for water, gold, food. Pres- ently, an aeroplane passed overhead, flying north. Arid, desolate, lifeless-- a desert waste; "a land of blasted hope!" We carried food, water, bed- ding --had nothing to "worry about." The shadows of the Panamint Moun- rains produced the usual magnificent colors, mirages; and the sun its "heat waves." Suddenly, the "oil gauge dropped." Investigation, after pouring new oil into the engine, revealed that we had not only lost the "plug," but most of the supply of oil brought for such an emergency. Now, what ? And HOW! (If course, we could fill the "crank case" with soap and water, drive slowly and reach our next destination, Stove Pipe Wells. To the editor, OIL became one of the most import- ant of all commodities. (And, it might have interested many of his readers to watch:. 'him "squeezing and straining oil" from the sand under the automo- bile.) i Then followed the discovery that