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Bakersfield, California
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Saturday, April 25, 1942
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START FORMATION OF COUNTY MILITIA FORCE SDITOHS/ILS This section contains editorials, latest local news, world sports, a thrilling serial and news of general Interest CITY SECTION Classified Advertising columns of Tlie Bakersfleld Callfomian close promptly at 10:30 o'clock every morning. Phono 7-7031. BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1942 PAGES 9 TO 16 Butl " '. S ' ilown rc * lsteri "* '«• the nation's fourth R-Dny at central fire r * K ? n ! "I 611 born on or afler A P r11 28 ' 1877 ' « nd o" « »>ef°™ February 16, 1897, "in P° 8sb ' e ^ar Industry duty today, Sunday and Monday. Members of registration board man r±^ MIMr^ v * r f K n ! S""!!™ ? arullp "' Hilda Howe, Mabel C. Anglln, Dora Hoskins, Al Helta' man (chairman), Mildred Nett, Bertha Hunt, Bertha Brink (standing). Scores Visit Garden Show Colorful Exhibits Attract Guests Mrs. Harold Brewer won the show's grand sweepstakes award with many awards and Mrs. Clinton Worden won second sweepstakes in tho show for the next largest number garnered ribbons in first, second, third and specials. By MAE SAUNDERS "•y" FOR Victory florally expressed * was the keynote of the annua Bakersfield Garden Club show today at Hotel El Tejon which this after noon attracted scores of guests. The show, which includes the' victory crop of blooms from Bakersfield's loveliest gardens, will remain In placo all day Sunday for visitors to see. The Spanish ballroom of the hote has been converted into an exotic garden with roses and Iris as the preening queens at both ends. The Iris rise in clouds of blue and pur pie on raised tiers at one end of the ballroom, while at the other the roses are enthroned In a dazzling array. Between are rows and rows ol lovely floral arrangements ranging from startling stands of gladioli rising more than 4 feet in height to dainty miniatures of tiny Cecil Bruner blossoms. In the archway of the ballroom are the commercial exhibits, artistic and original sugges tions for the garden ranging from . tools, equipment, furniture to clothes and books to read. Cleverly arranged Is the show's keynote, a huge floral "V," behind which Is set a miniature home with a victory garden at one side and a huge carreta loaded with the vegetables; while on the other' side of the "mansion" is the floral garden. Unusual plants In the exhibit are Rex Begonias, huge-leaved plants of much Interest, as well as an orchid- bearing cactus. % The begonias are the • entry of J. N. Kelleher. Woodcarvings by H. Thomas form an Interesting background for sev> e.ral floral arrangements. Many civic and service clubs were represented in the entries. H. G. Haskell, president of the garden club, laid the plans for the show and George Holllngsworth was general chairman. Judges announced the following as winners In the various divisions with first, second and third places In that .order: Red roses—Mrs. T. H. Werdel, Ed Bryant, Mrs. Harold Brewer and George Priest (special). Pink roses—George Priest,. Mrs. "Walter J. Meyers, Mrs. Wayne Pea< cock and Mrs. Archie Blngham (special). White and yellow roses—Mrs. H. A. Kuster, Robert H. Johnson, George Priest and Alvin Perkins (special). Multi-color—Mrs. T. H. Werdel, George Priest, Mrs. T. J. Werdel, Mrs. Wayne Peacock and Mrs. George Hollingsworth (special). Single and species roses—Mrs. Harold Brewer, Mrs. Wayne Peacock, Ed Bryant and Mrs.' Walter J. Meyers (special). Climbing roses—Mrs. Clinton Worden (first .and second), Mrs. Archie Blngham, Mrs. Walter J. Meyers (special), and Mrs. Worden (special). White-bearded iris—Mrs. Hugh Jewett, Mrs. P. Baptlsta, Mrs. George M. Holllngworth and Mrs. Worden (special). Blue tall-bearded iris—Mrs. Clinton Worden, Mrs. Harold Brewer (second and third), Mrs. Price Edwards (special), and Mrs. Archie Blngham (special). Yellow tall-bearded iris — Mrs. Hugh Jewott, Mrs. Archie Blngham, Mrs. Clinton Worden. Bronze tall-bearded Iris—Mrs. Clln- to'n Worden, Mrs. Harold Brewer, ( Continued on Page Thirteen) War Service Daughter Elk's Request Right for Negroes AGREED upon in this mornings **• session of the Daughter Elks of the Pacific States Association conference, the following message was ordered sent to President Roosevelt and Governor Olson: "We, the Daughter Elks of the Pacific States Association of the I. B. P. O. E. of W. at Bakersfield, Calif., ask that you make it poasi- » ble that all American citizens who are capable to qualify, be given the right to serve as laid down by the Constitution of the United States, In ,thls war crisis, May no discrimination be thought of, for God created all men equal. We advocate victory, yes, double victory, for our Negro boys and men who -are willing, in the face of so many odds to serve, to sacrifice their lives for this our country as American cltl- Bens. Respectfully submitted, yours for a double victory, ELLA S. WHITE, President, ~ ADALA B. ASHFORD, Secretary." NEW K. G. H. DOCTOR—Dr. Marguerite Richards, for six years a member of the San Francisco health department's medical staff, has joined the Kern County Department of Public Health as assistant director of maternal and child health. She graduated from the University of Minnesota medical school in 1931. After completing her internship at Minneapolis General Hospital, Doctor-Richards spent two years in pediatric work, one at Western Reserve University's baby hospital and one at the children's hospital in Oakland. Morticians to Debate Offer of Five-Year Contract Made by Greenlawn Hearing to determine whether the county shall abandon Its 17-year-old system of rotating contracts for indigent burials In favor of a 6-year contract with Greenlawn Memorial Park will take place at 2 p. m., Monday when local morticians appear before members of the Board of Supervisors. Four Bakersfield mortuaries and two cemeteries have gone on record with the Board of Supervisors opposing the long-term contract, and were expected to appear to argue their case in Monday's hearing. Debate on the indigent burial question began when Ed Helm, operator of Greenlawn Chapel and Memorial Park, offered .the county a 6-year contract, asserting a monetary saving could be effected. Under the contract proposal presented by Mr. Helm, Greenlawn would have exclusive contract to bury pauper dead, with provision in the contract that cremation of In- dlgents would be sanctioned unless surviving relatives of the deceased specifically requested burial. County Democrats Plan Sunday Meet A meeting of the Kern County Democratic Club will be held at 2 ?. m. Sunday in Forestry hall on Highway 99, according to officials of the organization. Burrell Jesse of Taft will preside In the absence of President Howard Hayes. Minter Field Boasts Vice Versa Soldiers They've' nicknamed them "Vice" and "Versa" at the Minter Field air corps training base. They're Chinese, Don Wong and Wong Don. Hatchery to Be Dedicated Annual Barbecue Planned for May 17 CUNDAY, May 17, has been set as O the date for the annual barbecue given at the Kern State Hatchery at Kernvllle, as the result of a decision of members of the Kern River unit of the Kern County Fish and Game Association at a i-ecent meeting. Special dedication ceremonies will be held during the barbecue to signalize the recent official designation of the hatchery as the "Kern State Hatchery." Previously It had been considered only an experiment station. Fish and Game Commissioner Ed Carty and officers of the county association will be Invited to partici pate in the dedication. " In view of the present emergency, members of the Kern river unit pledged their aid in preventing and extinguishing forest fires. It was pointed out that sportsmen throughout the state could be of great value in the prevention and fighting of forest fires and in reporting, to proper authorities careless or suspicious activities they might observe while hunting or fishing in the forests of the state. A resolution pledging all members of the unit to support such a program was drafted to be presented to the directors of the county organ! zation in Bakersfield with the suggestion that similar action be recommended to sportsmen's organizations throughout the state. Bill Graves, dance committee member, announced that 60 memberships had been sold on Saturday evening, April 18, when the local unit staged a dance to aid in the sale of membership tickets. He thanked Qulnn Johnson and his orchestra for donating their services, Mrs. Ellis for serving as hostess and Billy Melton and Les Dunn for securing the hnll. Officers elected for the coming year include Bill Graves as president, Cecil Ray as vice-president, Bert James as treasurer, Ardis Walker as secretary, and Billy Melton, R. Jackson and Jabez Gibson as directors. Mr. Ray, superintendent of the Kern Hatchery, reported that early hatchings of Loch Levcn trout were ready to be liberated into the rearing ponds and that 350,000 rainbow eggs were being hatched. Standard Oil MeiT Seek Wage Boost Proposal for 10 cents an hour wage Increase for workers in all field departments In Kern county was submitted to the Standard Oi'l Company of California this week by members of the Bakersfield local of the Standard Employes Association, company union, it was revealed today by John McCormlck, association president. The proposed wage Increase was presented by the local union as part of a state-wide move on the part of Standard employes. A similar wage request was submitted to the company by members of Taf t local, to take care of workers in the West Side oil fields. Beardsley Bridge Project to Begin CONSTRUCTION of a bridge *-* over Beardsley canal at Iris street In Oildale is expected to begin on Monday, according to B. L. Barnes, engineer for the third road district. Lumber for the structure arrived several days ago, but work was delayed pending the arrival of the piling from Utah. Driving of the piling will be the initial Job of the construction crew. ESCAPES FROM FIRE * • * * . * * * Man Staggers From Burning Room H IS head swathed In a blanket, Jesse Raymond Ray, 56, a Negro, 'ought his way to safety this morn- ng out of a smoke filled room above he Deluxe Barber Shop at 1917 I, after a fire of undetermined origin md engulfed the room. His hands, arms, face and thighs seared, ho was aken to Kern General Hospital, where he was dismissed after receiv- ng emergency treatment for first de- Tee burns. The city fire department, called o the scene at 5:20 a. m., brought he blaze under control after it had uined an estimated $1000 worth of urnlture and fixtures which were tored In the room, as well as the walls. Part of tho loss was Incurred when water seeping through the ceil- ng into the barber shop below de- troyed plaster on the walls. Mr. Ray, a porter In the barber hop, was sleeping in the room at he time of the fire. Dazed by the moke, be grabbed a blanket and taggered to the doorway and man- ged to reach the street after being ruised several times by falls, the Ire department reported, It was believed that a cigarette caused the blaze, Mr. Bay's clothes were almost completely burned off, It was reported, and all his other personal belongings were destroyed. Spontaneous combustion was believed tho cause of a fire which swept through a garage at Ford City on property owned by Earl Blalock of Fellows yesterday afternoon, destroying $250 worth of contents and causing damage to the building estimated at $150. • The Taft crew of county fire department answered the alarm. Tenant on the property was R. E. Jenkins, 111 Madison street. The county fire department reported the remainder of tho garage saved was valued at $800. Carried beyond control by a hard wind, a trash fire near Calder's Corners yesterday afternoon spread to 500 acres, ruining $200 worth of grass before the county fire department waa able to bring It under control. The fire department believed the land belonged to Kej-n County Land Company. It was reported that two members of the farm fire protection division aided the crew In preventing spread of the flames to an adjoining 800 acres. Start Negotiations on Minter Land Deal County Representatives Confer With Land Company on Transfer of Tract PURCHASE by the county of •*• the 945 acres of land occupied by Minter Field army air base loomed as a possibility today when Chairman Charles Wimmer of the Board of Supervisors revealed. negotiations were under way with tho Kern County Land Company, owner of tho property which the county leases at rate of $10 per acre. Definite agreement on terms of tho purchase has not been reached, Mr. Wimmer said, but added county officials expected an announcement would be made on definite success or failure of the negotiations within a short time. By terms of the lease agreement with the land company, signed January 23, 1941, the county or the United States government is given a purchase option on the property. County purchase of the land has been urged by officials on grounds that the field appears to be a permanent military installation and that costs of buying the property and losses in taxes would be more than equaled by savings in rental fees, which under the present lease are approximately $10,700 a year. Tho land was rented from the Kern County Land Company for $10 per acre per year plus cost of taxes on the 945 acres. The county receives in return $1 a year from the federal government for tho entire field. Possibility was seen by Mr. Wimmer that the federal government might stand the purchase cost if a satisfactory price agreement can be reached. When the government was seeking to establish the Tnft and Lerdo air schools In Kern in 1940, the supervisors adopted a policy of renting land and giving to the federal government at low cost because of tho general financial benefit accruing to the county from army expenditures and pay rolls. Under provisions of the lease signed by the county with the land company last year, terms of tho agreement may bo extended to 19GB, when the property will revert to the company. The Kern County Land Company reserves mineral and water rights to the property. Lending his support to the purchase plan, Supervisor Wimmer declared the army will apparently seek to maintain its $4,000,000 installations at the Lerdo field after close of the war, and that in the long run outright purchase of the land would be less costly than rental over a long period. KERN MACHINE SHOPS MAY GET U. S. ORDERS E. E. Pyles Reports Navy Department Making Survey of County Production POSSIBILITY that Bakersfleld and •t Kern county machine shops may receive government contracts for production of war material was seen today In news from Washington that the navy department Is making a study of Kern's production potential. It is believed probable that subcontracts or contracts for manufacture of small parts may soon be forthcoming, according to E. E. Pyles, chairman of, the production committee of District'No. 6 of trie Office of Petroleum Co-ordinator. Meanwhile, small plant operators of Kern county today were urged by Donald M. Nelson to renew their efforts toward wholesale conversion of factories to war production. Regional executives of the War Production Board's contract distribution office received an open letter from Chairman Nelson, saying that increased subcontracting may swing the balance In this war. Nelson said in part: "More subcontracting will help win the war, "Production speed is the dominant factor in the race with the axis. We have no time to wait for new tools and new plant facilities. "Every available idle tool that can be put to work, must be put to work. This may cost more, but the job must be done fast, and experience has taught us that some prime contracts can be subcontracted as .much as 90 per cent. "Planes, tanks, guns and ships— their parts and subaasemblles are needed in an ever increasing flow, and only by full use of existing facilities, by sharing the work, can we get them soon enough. Subcontracts "Every prime contractor can help. Every prime contractor should consider having an established subcontracting department. Subcontractors should be given engineering assistance. Plants with as few as five or six machines can and should be used In subcontracting. "The War Production Board has established field offices throughout the United States, now grouped in 13 regions. One purpose of these offices is to effect the fullest and most efficient utilization of facilities within their areas. For this purpose, they maintain records of machine tool equipment and other facilities of manufacturing establishments. I urge you to make your subcontracting needs known to the nearest office. "With the future of our country at stake, with our armed forces In immediate need of more weapons, imagination and boldness are called for on the industrial front. Increased subcontracting may swing the balance. "Production lines are battle lines. Let's use all the production we've got." Expect 5000 Sportsmen at Kern Fish-Game Barbecue By JIM ARCHERS, pistol shots, skeet •**• shooters, fly casters, bicycle champions and others will compete Sunday at the Kern River Park as its setting becomes a focal point for an estimated crowd of between 4000 and BOOO persons Interested In maintaining fishing and hunting In the county. Tomorrow Is the day for the annual fish and game association barbecue starting at 9 a. m. Among the honor guests Invited is Governor Olson. Hundreds of pounds of beans will bo cooked and seven beeves have been slaughtered for the barbecued meat. Charles Castro, noted throughout the county as a barbecue cook, will have charge of preparing the noon meal which will be served to members of the association. Money obtained annually through the sale of one-dollar tickets Is used in fish n.nd game propagation work in the county. Fish rearing ponds are maintained by the association Which Is also interested in the state fish hatchery on Kern river and tho extensive game-bird rearing pens at tho county park. DAY Schedule of events listed for the day Include: 9 a. in., competitive pistol shoot, under the direction of Howard Knott. 9:30 to 11 a. m., fly casting and plug casting, directed by Archie Goodale and Elmer Verrell. 10 a. m., archery contest, under the direction of Kenneth Jones. 11 a. m., casting exhibition of the Long Beach Ladles' Casting Club. Ride of the mounted groups of the county down the hillside trail Into the park. 11:30 a. in., presentation of awards to bicycle race winners. Noon to 3 p. m., barbecue. 1 p. in., music by the sheriff's Scout band, under the direction of C. Johnson. Following the luncheon period Glenn Ware', president of the county's fish and game association, and Edwin L. Carty, member of the state commission, are scheduled to address the crowd. If Governor Olson appears he, too, will be presented. Following the meal attendance prizes will be awarded, including a riding horse and fine saddle. LOCAL MARINE CITED '"PIIE navy announced 'today a •* letter of commendation has been issued citing Marine Private Carl R. McPherson, Jr., son of Carl R. McPherson, Sr., Standard Oil Lease, Bakersfield, for gallant conduct in action In the Pacific. Details of the action In which the former Bakersfleld youth won his citation, were withheld by the navy department, apparently for reasons of military secrecy. Pri- • vato McPherson was one of three California marine corps enlistees to be cited by their commanders. The Kern County Union High School graduate joined the marine corps a year ago, and was attached to the U. S. S. Oklahoma at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack. McPherson and another soldier, . a citation stated, were rescued from the water when the U. S. S. Oklahoma capsized 10 minutes after the attack started. Thereafter, "despite severe enemy bombing and strafing," they "volun. teeretftand assisted in a most efficient manner In the rescue of many others, and In fighting fires throughout tho remainder of the attack." SKIRTS OR SLACKS—Attractive Lucille Farnsworth, a Bakersfleld "white-collar" girl, demonstrates how slacks compare with heretofore ordinary skirts—and naturally some men might prefer tho picture on the left. Anyway, it's all part of tho wartime emergency, what with materials growing scarcer. Lucille is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 124 pounds, has brown hair, brown eyes, was born deep in tho heart of Texas and attended local schools. Now she's connected with Station KERN. Brock's furnished the slacks. SLACKS VS. SKIRTS THE PROBLEM ARISES Officials Neutral on Question With Local Women Divided on "War Style" "CLACKS for Victory." This ^ slogan, which has become a watchword for its feminine proponents all over the nation, took on a local application today when Bakersfield women, ranging from pretty stenographers to middle- aged mothers who ride to market each day on their bicycles, voiced their opinions on the right of women also to wear the pants in the family. Despite the slacks for work campaign being waged by the city hall secretaries of Los Angeles, the "white collar" girls of Bakersfield seem pretty passive about the whole situation. Armed with facts as well as figures, about half favored tho idea of wearing pants to save wear and tear on silk stockings, but the remainder felt Hint certain members of their sex might not look so well in slacks and that their bosses would not look too favorably upon tho change. In answer to the argument that silk stockings now cost $2 a pair and girdles are practically at the vanishing point (What will hold up tho stockings when the girdles are gone?) because of the rubber shortage, several girls pointed out that bobby socks and low shoes should prove the best solution, especially since the coining hot weather might cause "slacks" to be slightly warm for summer wear. Declaring that the women should remain feminine, Helen Newberry, 'secretary to the secretary of the chamber of commerce, pointed out that there are too many uniforms already. "I don't think that wo should wear 'slacks' as a steady diet. I prefer to be more feminine and save them for sports wear." "If the girls in tho city hall want to wear slacks to work, it's all right with me," City Manager Claude Peavy announced. "After all, they should be able to wear what they want." "I don't think working girls should wear slacks—some girls look awfully funny In them," was tho opinion of Fay Wheat, employe in tho city auditor's office. "As for Ulery Rites to Be Sunday at Wasco T^UNEUAL services for William -L Garrison Ulery, justice of the peace of the ninth township who died at a local hospital Friday of a heart ailment, will be held Bun- clay at 2 p. m. at the Wasco Congregational Church. Arrangements are In charge of Payne & Son. Officiating at the rites will bo Dr. John Barron Toomay of the Congregational Church, and the Itevercnd Byron P. Hovcy of the First Methodist Church and Wasco Masonic Lodge, of which Judge Ulery was a member. Interment will be In tho family plot in Mountain View Cemetery. the lack of silk stockings, we can always wear short socks." In favor of tho stocking-saving plan Is Helen Koesch, secretary to the city attorney, who declared, "If there is no objection, I think that a well-tailored slack suit is more suitable than a skirt for office work. Good taste is tho answer to the whole thing." Optional in the police department since December 10 tho wearing of slacks is no new thing in that department. "I believe It is more . practical for the work of a police woman," . Chief , Robert Powers . stated in .explaining his reason for permitting' his feminine employes • to adopt the more masculine attire. If. K.' Woodworth, secretary, Kern County Union High School board of trustees: I don't see anything wrong with "slacks." It's Just a matter of style, and how you look In them. College co-ed: Un-unh, not for me! I haven't got that "drape shape." Mrs. Lorena Robertson, president, Business and Professional Women's Club: I think it's a grand Idea. I'm only sorry it took a war to bring women around to tho idea of sensible business clothes. Dr. Juliet Thorner: Professional women In "slacks"? There Is, after all, an aesthetic sense to be considered. If she wears them well, fine. If not, there are other common-sense modes of attire In which she can be just as patriotic. Mrs. Ruth Emerson, head of the art department at Bakerafleld High School: No, I think that Blacks would not uphold school standards, and as, far as the stocking -shortage goes, they are making beautiful cotton hose now. William Reynolds, Instructor, Bak- crsfield High School: I kind of like the idea. No, I do not think slacks are undignified. Eloise Nelson, girls counselor, Bakorsfield High School: It depends on one's work. School is probably not the place for slacks unless everyone wore them. Margaret Scott, junior college student and school song leader: It would be grand If all the girls would wear them, but they seem to prefer skirts and sweaters. Lawrence I. Well), general manager of Weill's department store: Slacks play an important rolo in women's wardrobe today, along with other play clothes, slacks have been pioneered in the west where they have been worn to n greater extent than in any other part of the country. Heretofore, women in the east have worn slacks more strictly for vacations and outdoor recreation. Today the increase will undoubtedly be more noticeable there. If women enter war Industry, they will wear slacks on tho job, But for outsklu hours, from tho masculine and feminine viewpoints, skirts and dresses will continue to bo attractive and flattering. Avery Allen, public relations head for Kern County Union High School (Continued on Pans Thirteen) Local Bike Dealers Advised Ban May Be Lifted April 27 CAUL R. MCPHERSON. JR. INDICATIONS that the government * may partially lift its recent ban on the sale of bicycles were seen today by Bakorsfleld cycle dealers, who said that information from manufacturers pointed to a lifting of •the WPB freezing order on or about April 27. Vincent Clerou, proprietor of Vincent's Cyclery, showed The Californlan the order ho received. Under terms 'of rulings which dealers said were expected to replace the present freezing order, bicycles will bo sold to defense workers only, and sold only by merchants who were selling bicycles at retail before January 1, 1942. Dealers, the reports indicated, will bo permitted to have only 10 adult bicycles In stock at one time. The government will prepare Inventory affidavit forms which dealers will be required to submit with purchase orders. If the dealer has. more than 10 bicycles on hand, he will not be able to order more for stock. In a WPB order Issued 'last month, all bicycles hi the hands of retailers, jobbers and manufacturers were frozen to halt a threatened "run" on bicycle stocks throughout the nation, as anxious citizens hurried to replace Immobilized automobiles. The'expected new rules will permit controlled sale of bicycles to defense workers. . Meanwhile In Bakersfield used bicycle stocks dwindled in face of a lack of new bicycles to meet a growing demand. Dealers were not certain if any Kern residents would be eligible to buy cycles us defense workers under the expected new rule, As entire families in Kern county took to bicycles in some Instances, it was estimated that at least 2000 adults have become cyclists in the Bakersfleld area alone. Number of cyclists, dealers agreed, would increase even more rapidly If the lid were taken off bicycle sales, and stocks mode available. Governor Urges Home Guards forjttate Volunteer Group to Be Formed for Kern K ERN county defense council officials started work today on plans for enrollment of the county's share of 100,000 rural men into militia units, which under a plan presented yesterday by Governor Culbert L. Olson, would be available for guerrilla warfare, sniping and nuppresslon of saboteurs and fifth columnists Supervisor A. W. Noon, chairman of the county defense council, disclosed. Returning from a meeting with officials of California's 58 counties at the state capital yesterday, local officials, including County Farm Adviser Marc Lindsay, Undersherlff Jack Huston, County Treasurer Frank Wilkson, and Mr. Noon brought a report of the governor's plan, outlined to tho county representatives by Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Hurllhy, Olson's military aide. According to tho plan presented In Sacramento, Mr. Noon said, tho militia will be patterned closely after tho Homo Guard of England and will Ixs entirely apart from the-California State Guard, storm center of a political fight between Governor Olson and his political opponents in the legislature. Plans are that men between 16 and 05 will IMS eligible to volunteer for tho militia. They will furnish their own uniforms, guns, ammunition and expenses and will receive no pay. Organization will follow army patterns and the militia would be subject to requisition by tho President In event of invasion or attack, and would be coordinated with regular troops. Training will consist of close-order drill and elements of fighting, care of guns, sniping and demolition. Militiamen will do no guarding or parading, but would be available to their home communities In emergency. Enrolling of militiamen will be In tho hands of county farm advisers, according to the plan. Director B. A. Crooheroh of the agricultural extension 'service swore in the farm agents at the meeting Friday BO enrolling may start Immediately. County Farm Adviser Lindsay will be in charge of enlistment of militiamen In Kern county. War Bonds $230,000 Purchased by S. P. Employes M ORE than 1060 employes of San Joaquin division of tho Southern Pacific Company have purchased to date a total of $230,000 In government war bonds, it was announced today by C. N. Brough, director of publicity. The total represents $143,. 276 in cash purchases, and $86,725 In pay roll deductions. A division-wide pay roll deduction drive, organized at the personal request of Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau, and encouraged by K. C. Ingram, assistant to the president of the Southern Pacific Company In San Francisco, and B. W. Mitchell, superintendent at Bakersfield, Is under way, Mr. Brough said. The campaign is being sponsored by representatives of various railroad crafts, so that every employe will purchase bonds through pay roll deduction, rather than with cash. Their proposed purchases will thereby enable tho government to plan future income and expenditures. Mr. Brough explained that deductions will be made monthly. A similar plan for each division of Southern Pacific lines ia under way. Kern Responding to U. C. R. Drive H ARRY IIETZLER, chairman of Kern's United China Relief drive, today reported county citizens were responding' generously to the committee's appeal for funds to meet the $4500 quota. Expressing belief that the quota would be met in the 10-day campaign, Mr. Hotzler announced that all contributions should be made to tho Anglo-California Bank or The Cnlifornlnn, which will forward the money to the bank. Acknowledgment of contributions will be made In The Californlan, he added. Committee members asked local people to remember the key question of the U. C. B. drive: "What will you give to make this a short war?" Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT COhTOKATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens of Flowers and Gem-Like Lakes See Our Monumental Display Near th» Office Phone. 7-7185

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