The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on December 20, 1944 · Page 9
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PIPEFULS (Wednesday. December 20. 1944) Captain Charles T. Reeves Wlthon one of the most famous heavy bombardment groups of the Fifteenth Air Force in Italy are three Bakersfield men, serving in the same group with which the ' famous Colonel Frank Kurtz has been associated. Colonel Kurtz was here last week with the bond drrVe. Captain Charles T. Reeves, 34, Is group armament officer. He attended high school and junior college here and enlisted In the air forces in 1931. He served as an 'enlisted bombardier in the south Pacific, flying in the old B17-D. After Pearl Harbor he was commissioned. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reeves of 1340 Orange Drive. Simon Ricliaud Another local man with the same heavy bombers is Sergeant Simon J. Richaud, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon F. Richaud, Route 2. He is a ball turret gunner of a Flying Fortress. His schooling was here. too. Horace H. Smith is personnel sergeant major for the group. Smith is a graduate of the local ihigh school and junior college. He is the son of Mrs. Bernice C. Smith, 1215 East Eighteenth street, Bakersfield. •• With Senbees Some of the men sending me V-mail letters on the occasion of the third anniversary of the justly 'famous Seabees, and serving with thai organization, of course, are: H. C. Dennis, Clifton M. Hale, C. F. Woods, Ralph E. Allen, Ralph H. Eaken and H. T. Turner, all on active duty with this great outfit. After his first ride In an airplane, "Bingo" Dudley, young son of Lieutenant and Mrs. Harry A. DOdley stationed in Philadelphia, Is very much put out with his father because a plane isn't available for daily commutation. The Dudleys are Bakersfield people and very nice ones and would probably like to'be home for Christmas. . .* Clyde Johnson ' Congratulations to Clyde J. Johnson of McKittrick on his promotion to the rank of captain at the McCook Army Field in Nebraska where he serves as an instructor pilot sfter his overseas service in the south Pacific. Arthur llein Staff Sergeant Arthur Hein is home how at Shatter after 35 months' service in the China- Burma-India theater. He has a 23-day furlough. Sergeant Hein was one of tho early arrivals In . China sent there to relieve the volunteer group under General Claire Chennault. He worked as a crew Jchief for fighter planes, has three battle stars and the Purple Heart and doesn't wear his campaign ribbons because he says they make people ask too many questions. Central China has an agreeable climate and good p°ople. The food is not so appetizing, but water buffalo steak has one virtue—it's so tough that one works up an appetite chewing, it. Madame Chiang Kai-shek gave him a good luck token. The thing he missed most of all in China was beer. Harry Anderson First Lieutenant Harry E. Anderson is now serving with the Eighth Air Force in England, according to overseas intelligence via Grace Bird of the junior college. He reports that two of the creVs with his squadron trained under Clyde Buass who is now at another base. Lieutenant Warren Keeker has completed his missions as a bombardier for a Flying Fortress.',. It is interesting to note that Lieutenant Harry Smith, veteran of the Guadalcanal campaign Is also reported in England as well as Staff Sergeant Gregg Poulogia- nis who sends to his friends here his Christmas greetings. 4 ' John Schoor Midshipman -John Schoor reports* finding Bill Johnson in Luxembourg where hail and sleet beat a tattoo on his pup tent. Captain Jack Roberts is a battalion commander of an engineer unit in France. Rankin Will Head State Cattlemen Local Man Named President of Association in Fresno LeRoy Rankin, prominent cattleman of Kern county and member of pioneer family, was elected president of the California Cattlemen's Association at a meeting conducted in Fresno today. Members are in attendance at the twenty-eight annual convention being held in Fresno. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 16 WITH US TODAY M. T. Leal, Hanford. Business. Forterfield hotel. Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Juc, Fresno. Business. Traveler's Motel. Harry E. Eikenberry, Burbank. Visiting. Padre hotel. J. R. Gregory, Providence, R. I. Visiting. Bakersfield Inn. William Alexander and A. J. Alexander, Onyx, Business. Hotel El Tejon. LEGlSfl IN JAP RETURN SET COMMANDER EXPRESSES ATTITUDE OF LODGE Requested for a statement of the American Legion's attitude toward return of citizens of Japanese ancestry to the Pacific states, Frederick E. Hoar, member of the Americanism commission of the department of California and commander of Frank S. Reynolds Post, said: "The American Legion, department of California, is vigorously opposed to the release from concentration camps or the return to California of any persons of Japanese ancestry until hostilities between the United States and the Japanese nation have ceased. "At the same lime the department recognizes that the removal of these Japanese from the Pacific coast three years ago was determined to be a military necessity to insure the safety of the nation, that it is for the military to determine the duration of the emergency, that as the military had the right to intern, so has it the right to release, and that finally if the military has determined the emergency is past and the return of Americans of Japanese ancestry will not conflict with military necessity, the legionnaire, alone with all others, must recognize the undoubted right of every American citizen, be he white or Japanese, to move freely, without question and without restraint, over the length and breadth of this country. "The American Legion, California department, in executive session held in Sacramento, December 8, reiterated its previous stand in adopting a resolution of its Americanism commission to the effect that it 'is. vigorously opposed to the release from concentration camps or the return to California of any persons of Japanese ancestry until hosilities between the United States and the Japanese nation have ceased.' • Transfer Control "But at the same executive session a report of the California joint immigration committee, of which the American Legion, the California State Federation of Labor and the Native Sons of the Golden West are active supporting members, was also approved. This joint committee noted that the 1944 national convention of the American Legion had urged 'Congress to abolish the War Relocation Authority and that the control of all Japanese in America be transferred from civilian authority to the United States Army,' and further noted that the national legislative committee of the American Legion, by resolution, sponsored 'the passage of national legislation transferring the full control of all Japanese in America from civilian authority to the United States Army, and providing that the return of Japanese either foreign or American- born to the Pacific coast area be deferred until such time as their return will not conflict with military necessity.' "After pointing out carefully to Legionnaires that the wording of the resolution specifically requests only that the Japanese be not returned during the period of the emergency as determined by the military authorities, the report of the California joint immigration committee points out the rights of citizens of Japanese ancestry 'when the emergency is over as determined by the military authorities' are the same as any other citizen, and 'each is entitled to, and bound to receive, all the protection, to which his citizenship entitles him.' Legionnaire's Duty "The department executive committee, in adopting this report, states the duty of the Legionnaire to be: (1) To see that every citizen does peacefully enjoy the right of citizenship; (2) If, as and when the military authorities authorize the return of Japanese-Americans, the Legionnaire must be the first to see those citizens accorded- all the rights to which their citizenship entitles them." Urge Japs Be Fairly Treated Warning Against Mistreatment Issued by State War Council A warning against any mistreatment of returning Japanese-Americans was issued today by the law enforcement committee of the California War Council following a meeting yesterday in Sacramento with Governor Earl Warren. Chief Robert B. Powers attended the meeting at the governor's office in Sacramento. Chief Powers made the following statement today in regard to discussions nt the meeting: "Everyone seemed to.be in agreement that citizens of Japanese ancestry who are being returned to California would not lack protec tion. Since the army has passed on the loyalty of those returning, it was thought that all responsible citizens would realize the hindrance to the war effort that might result from intemperate statements or anything leading to acts of violence. "All peace officers were urged to lend their fullest co-operation to the military authorities in this* matter and to accept the return of Japanese citizens as just another responsibil ity added to the many others that the war has brought to them." The following resolution was passed: Persons Investigated "We consider it our sworn duty as law enforcement officers to fully co-operate with the army authorities in dealing with the return of the Japanese residents of this state. All persons, regardless of race, are entitled to the full protection of the law. The army has carefully investigated each person who is to.be permitted to return and will not allow those who are potentially dangerous to return. "There should be no difficulty involved in this transition unless incidents are provoked by intemperate words and thoughtlessness. "During this period of adjustment the reputation of each of our California communities will, be at stake. We have faith in thiS'KgoBd judgment of the people of California. We confidently expect all citizens to join with us in furthering full respect of the individual rights involved. Urge Co-operation "We recognize that any mistreatment of Japanese within our state will not improve the conditions which must be faced by our American boys now in Japanese, prison camps. "It is our belief that cheerful cooperation with the army • programs will be in furtherance of our war effort and in keeping with our war purposes and our duty as American citizens. Local Music Teacher Has Article in Book Appearing in a recent edition of The Musician, official publication of the American Musical Fellowship, is an article by Mrs. Laura Nichols, local music teacher, whose subject is "California Merit Plan Spurs Music Study." In the article she explains how the state plan operates and how it encourages study on the part of pupils. TruclTOwners Urged to Mail Certificates All truck and fleet operators are urged to mail in or bring to the local ration board at the fairgrounds certificates of war necessity to avoid delay in obtaining allotments for the first quarter of 1945. The applications should be in the hands of the board before January 1, it is announced by Lucile Hungerford, acting chief clerk. Local Woman in WASPS Praised for Patriotism Dorothy Webb of Bakersfield is one of the women pilots of the ferrying division, Air' Transport Command, who will leave to American aviation a legacy of patriotic and creditable performance when the A. F. terminates their employment on December ?0, 1944. On that date Mrs. Webb vill be among the 140 women who will turn In their flying togs and end * historic experiment In American Military aviation. Mrs. Webb is stationed at the Sixth Ferrying Group, Long Beach Army Air Field, where she has been taking her regular term with male pilots in flight delivery of army aircraft. She is qualified as a Class Three-J pilot and has delivered such types of planes as BTs, US 78s, C-47a, P-51s, P-63s and P-39s. Deactlvation of »he WASP (Women's 1 Air Force Service Pilots) In the ferrying division an1 in other A. A. F. organizations, concludes a service which began September 6, 1942, when ,the. secretary of war author- iced the ferrying division to enlist a group of highly Qualified women pilots for ferrylrg duties. In the 27% months of «-h.eie employment on civilian status women pilots nf the ferrying division will have flown approximately 13,0?0,-jOO mile* in ferrying operations by December 20, 1944. Their Wt is not a glamorous one. but the arduous, dangerous PRAISED—Dorothy Webb of this city Is among the WASPS at Long Beach Army Air Field who will 'turn in'-their flylns tops December 20, when the A. A, F. deactivates the Women's Air Force Service Pilots. Members of the group are being praised for their patriotic performance. hours of flying have not mitigated the women's debire* to adopt aviation as a profeasio-i. OAK LEAF CLUSTER—Staff Sergeant Dale R. Murray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Murray, Earlimart, has been awarded the fourth Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal while serving as a Flying Fortress waist gunner in the Four Hundred and First Bombardment Group. His wife, Mrs. Irene Murray, resides in Earlimart. MEN NEEDED IN NAVY SEABEES CHIEF, PETTY OFFICER RATINGS AVAILABLE Men with four or more years' ex perience as carpenters or electricians are needed immediately for the navy's seabees and qualified men may be able to obtain petty officer ratings up to chief, according to Leroy Spicuzza, local navy recruiter. Men of draft age, if qualified, may join the seabees through voluntary induction. Those 38 to 50V 3 who meet specified qualifications may enlist outright. Assignment of naval ratings will be based on personal interview and the applicant's experience in his work as determined by a special questionnaire as well as by letters of recommendation from previous em ployers. Complete information may be obtained at the navy recruiting station, post office building, Bakersfield. Telephone 2-82C9. Officers Elected by Kern Employes Group Officers and members of the board of directors were elected this week at the annual Christmas party and business meeting of the Kern County Employes Association--!)^ at Hotel El Tejon. New president of the organization is Earl Sowle, sanitarian in the health department, who has served as vice-president for the past year. Outgoing president, Howard Knott, was presented with a war bond a»ra. token of the association's appreciation of his services. Francis W. Parsons, secretary of the Kern county planning commis-. sion, was elected vice-president, and Edna Murphy of the coroner's office was re-elected secretary and treasurer. „ Ten directors chosen were Clinton Hart, Roy Jumper, Clarence White, Mrs. Elma Kasy, Glenn Johnson, Dr. William Buss, E. J. Peterson, Mrs. Carmen Tuft, Mrs. Edith Lovelace and Howard Knott. Highlight of the evening's entertainment was community singing of Christmas carols led by Judge Stewart Magee of the Sixth Township Court. Emma Rosston was pianist. An original song by Louella Garnsey titled "Working Along Together" and intended as a theme song of the association was sung. Members of the association gathered at Hotel El Tejon for a turkey dinner at 6:30, followed by the annual business meeting at 8 p. m. White Gets Medal for Heroism in France In spite of a serious shoulder wound, Major William G. White crawled to an enemy machinegun nest and put it out of action during the J,uly drive in France. For this gallant act, he has been awarded the Silver Star medal, his mother, Mrs. Sarah White of Carmel learned recently. He has also been awarded :he Bronze Star medal and the Purple Heart. He. Is the son of Sarah B. and the late William G. White, former pastor of the Presbyterian !hurch of Bakersfield for 12 years. In a recent letter to his mother dated November 1 and headed Duchy of Luxembourg he said he had been wounded five times. Speaking of ;he decorations he says: "I don't ;hink I deserve it, as I was only trying to do the job I took over when I accepted a commission in the army. The thing I am proud of is ny Infantryman's Badge, which I lave received, and the knowledge that my men will follow me any ilace I lead them. The fact that :hey have accepted me as one of :hemselves is worth more to me than any medal there is." East High Students to Entertain Eagles Members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles will meet tonight in Eagles Hall, 1714 G street at 8 o'clock with Earl Sowle, president, presiding. Entertainment will be through the courtesy of the East Bakersfield High School students. Turkey sandwiches -will be served following the meeting. Women's Clubs Will Be Honored by Program In honor of the Kern County Federated Women's Clubs, a* special hristmas program will be broadcast over station KERN at 3:30 p. m. Thursday. On the program will be he P. T. A. Motlxersingers, directed by Mrs. Ray Horror and accompanied by Mrs. Joe Wooldrldge. vAc- companying the singers will be the Standard School orchestra, under the dliecti'n of William Duntsch. War Bond Sales Lag County 10 Per Cent Short of Drive Goal Today Kern county was 1( per cent short of its quota in individual sales for the Sixth War Loan, but it has until December 31 to wipe out this deficiency, J. J. Wilt, county chairman of war finance, said today. Today he urged everyone to do his share: "Apparently there are 90 per cent of good patriotic citizens who did their share in the Sixth Wnr Loan campaign. But there is a 10 per cent that didn't, our present figures show. We are hoping that this 10 per cent will yet take responsibility for war hond purchases before the end of the month. "No battle was ever won by only 90 per cent of the soldiers fighting, nor should people on the home front think the war can be won that way. "A war bond is the best kind of an investment for the future. It is the finest Christmas gift that any one can give for it increases in value with the years. And right now it serves to curb the upswing of inflation. "I cannot urge too strongly that everyone, who has up to now failed to buy a war bond, do so. It is the important contribution that each citizen can make to see that sup plies get up to the front line in Germany and on other battlefront." Mrs. Sallie Coburn Dies at Hospital Funeral Services Set for Long-Time Local Resident Mrs. Sallie E. Coburn, 79, who would have observed her eightieth birthday this month, died early this morning at a local hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at Flicklnger-Dlgier Chapel, with the Reverend John Murdoch in charge. Interment will be the family plot at Union Cemetery. Mrs. Coburn was born in Middleton, Tenn., and moved to Los Angeles in May, 1900, where she became.. the~.:bride of Frank Coburn. The couple moved to- Bakersfleld and Mr. Coburn died here in 1907. Airs. Coburn was an active:- member of the FlrstiPresbyterian Church and fulfilled many duties In various clrurch jtrtfUps. She was also a member of -Security chapter, Order of Eastern Star. She is survived by her son, Orville L. Gob-urn, assistant foreman of the mechanical department of The Call- fornlan; by two 'grandchildren, .Mrs. Barbara < Anderson and Nancy Coburn; a sister, Mrs. Elite Brown, of Memphis, and several nieces including Mrs. Pearl Bailey, of Stockton, and Mrs. Margerle McSpadden, of Los Angeles. Mrs. Coburn resided at 630 P street at the time of her death. V. F. W. Card Leads to Return of Wallet A membership card in the Veterans Of Foreign Wars led to recovery of a wallet lost six weeks ago and 1000 miles away in Seattle, Wash., by John O. Harris, Jr., of the navy. Long after the owner had given the wallet up for lost, he was notified this week by the Bakersfield unit of the V. F. W. that an unidentified person In Seattle had found the wallet in a theater, discovered the membership card, and turned the wallet and its contents over to the V. F. W. in Seattle to be forwarded to Bakersfield. The son of John O. Harris of Bakersfield, the navy man was home recently on leave after 14 months of overseas service. He reported to Seattle for reassignment, after which he returned to Bakersfield. Delano Women Hurt in Four-Car Mishap Two Delano -women, Mrs. Georgia Jones and Mrs. Dorothy Davis, ages unknown, were injured slightly in an accident involving four cars and a house trailer Tuesday at 6 p. m., 1 mile south of McFarland on Highway 99, California Highway Patrol reports state. According to patrol officers, a car driven b; r Lester Jones, 34, Delano, collided with a car and trailer driven by H. G. Milligan, 34, Phillips, Texas, breaking the trailer loose 'rom the Milligan car. Then automobiles driven by John Davis, 31, Delano, and Clarence Llnfield, 31, Mlnter Field, collided with the trailer. The injured women were treated at Delano Hospital. Services Held for Absom T. Haworth Leaving C children, 32 grandchildren and 63 great-grandchildren, Absom Tommy Haworth, 93, died December li at Shafter. Funeral services were held December 18 at 2 p. m. at Janzen Chapel, the Reverend W. C. Harrison officiating. In- .erment waa In Shafter Cemetery. Pallbearers were George R. Haworth, Mathew Haworth, Oscar H, Haworth, Joe Vonlna, Clyde Thomas and Berry Daniels. Sons surviving Mr Haworth are J. H. Ha worth; Shafter; Clark Haworth, Greenfield; Claud Huworth, 3avls and Oscar Haworth, Coalgate, Okla.; his daughters are Ida Groves, Shatter: Minnie Thomas, McC'loud, "CHRISTMAS IN MEXICO"—Dickie Joe Biggs, Santa. Clans, looks on while Marlene Manning, Petra; Hugh Johnston, father: Roland Veon, Pedro; Catherine Klne, mother; Betty Jo Chapman, Carmen: Kay Johnston, Maria; and Caroline Booth, Elena; build a nacimlento in the play, "Christmas in Mexico," presented by the children of Franklin School. CHRISTMAS MURAL—Completing a Christmas mural at Longfellow School are pupils of Miss Margaret Schmltz 1 second grade. Including (left to right) Barbara. Hughes, Toby Minter, Joyce Roberts, Bernice Preszler and Brlce Sholar. FRANK E. HAND DIES ALHOME SERVICES SET FOR PROMINENT MASON Frank E. Hand, 74. prominent Mason and former Bakersfield superintendent of malls, died December IS at his home, IflOS Second street. Funeral services will be conducted December 22 at 2 p. m. at Fllckinger- Dlgler Chapel by Security Lodge No. 581. F. &. A. M., assisted by the Reverend N. A. Christensen. Soloist will be- Mrs. Frank Dlgler, and organist, Mrs. A. R. Hoisington, Pallbearers are William F. Laird,.C. S. Morrison, Stove Miller, E. L. Burton, T. K. Ware and E^rL.\Wllcox. Interment will be ini/JMFtamlly plot in Union Cemetery, : •-,«•' Mr. Hand was employed by the United States post ot'CIco for 20 years and until his retirement 5 years ago, was Bakersfield superintendent of'mails. He was affiliated with ,,the National Association of Postal .Supervisors. Her was a member of Security Lodge, No. 581. F. & A. M., and Te^on Court, No. 41, Order of Amaranth. He held the office of King in the White Shrine of Jerusalem, No. 21, and belonged to Scottish Rite bodies, Los Angeles Consistory. He also held membership in Royal Arch Masons and Commandry of Knights Templer, Freeport, 111., as well as Security Chapter, No. 42B, O. E. S., of which he was twice past patron. Surviving Mr. Hand are his widow, Mrs. Isabella Hand, Bakersfield; brother, Clyde McKee, Chicago, til.; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene Walz, Montreal, Canada; a sister. Mrs. Arthur N. Johnson. Los Angeles. Tableau to Be Given in Taft Thursday "The Nativity," a Christmas tableau and card service, will be given In the auditorium of the Lincoln Junior High School of Taft Thursday afternoon, December 21, at 1 o'clock. Mrs. Elizabeth Bordon, director of programs for the school Is directing the pageant. Mrs. Borden and Mrs. Beryl Adams are In charge of the production. The school orchestra under the direction of Austin Adair will present a medley of Christmas carols and a mixed chorus of 75 volcc.s will carry the theme of the Nativity throughout the program. Mrs. Lois Connor Martin and Mrs. Jessie Stockman are in charge of the chorus. Mrs. Martin will also present the girl's sextette in one number and Janet Differdlng In a solo number, "The Magnificat." Frank Towne will superintend the stage setting and Mrs. Emma Lasley and Mrs. Faye Williams will costume the group. Miss Lulu Axtell and Miss Garetta Heward have charge of properties and Mrs. Ber- Lha Askew of decorationo. Jack Hoffman will superintend the lighting effects. Christmas Vacation Dates for County Schools Slated Chrislmns vacation dates for schools throughout Kern county, reported by the otlicc of the county superintendent of schools today. Itakcrsllold oily i>lcmei;lary classes will be dismissed December 21 nml resumed Jnnuiiry 2, while Buker'sfleld nnd East Bakersfleld High School, students began vncntlons December 18 and will resume studies January 2. Other high school vacation dates include Taft, December 22- January 3; Tebnchnpi Valley, De- — ci'mhcr 21-Jnmiary 2; Wusco, December 23-.Fiinimry 1; Delano, De- ct'inber 2'1-Jiinuiiry 2. Klemeutjiry schools: Annette, December 22-Juimnry 3; Sunllower, December 23-January 2; Aqueduct. December 22-January 2; Aztec, De- comber 25-January 2; Arvln, not reported: Beardsloy, December 21-January 3; Bolrldge, December 21-January 2; Blake, December 20-January 2. Buena Vista, not reported; Buttonwillow Union. December 24-January 1; Callcnte, December 23-Januury 1; Cummlngs Valley, December 25-January 2: Delarro,.U,nlon, December PS- January 2; Elk Hills, December 23- January 2; Fuirfiiji, December 23- January 2; Frultvaje, December 23- January 3; Garlock, December 25- January 3; Granite, not reported; Greeley, December 23-Jannary 8; Greenfield Union, December 22-,Ian- uary 29; Indian, December 23-January 2; Indian Wells Valley Union, not reported; Isabella, December 23- January 2; Johannesburg, December 20-January 2. . Kernvllle Union, not reported; Kern General Hospital, December 22-January 2; Lakeside Union, December 23-January 1; Lebec, December 15-January 2; Lerdo, December 22-Januury 2; Landers, not reported; Linns Valley, December 20-January !!; Lost Hills, December 22-January 2; Maple, December 24-January 3; Marlcopa Unified, December 22-January 3; McFarland Union, December 15-January 3; Midway, December 23- January 2; Mojave, December 15- January 2; Mountain View, December 22-January 2; Mount Owen, December 25-Januury 2; Muroc, December 23-Jauuary 2; Morris, December 25-Jammry 2; Olig, not reported. Panama, December 20-January 2; Pershlng, December 18-Januury 2; Pondhum, December 25-January 2; Poso Flat, December 25, opening date not-reported; Randsburg, December 15-January 2; Red Rock, December 21-January 3; Richlund, December 22-January 2; Rio Bravo Union, December 25-January 2; Rock- pile, December 22-Januury 2; Rosedale Union, December 22-January 2; Semi Tropic, December 22-January 2; Shafter, December 22-January 3; South Fork Union, December 22-January 2: South Kern County Union, December 15-January 2; Standard, December 21-January 2; Stine, December 20-January 2; Taft City Schools. December 23-January 3; Te- haehapi, December 21-January 2; Twin Oaks, December 15-January 2; Vaughn, December 21-January 2. Vineland, December 23-January 2; Wasco Union, December 22-January 2; West Antelope and Woody, not reported. CHRISTMAS PARTY A Christmas party will bo held by Navy Mothers Club No. 222 tonight at the home of Mrs. Jennie Brown, 612 L street. FOUR JAILED IN KERN KIDNAPING >'!<!»*»>'-••• SEEK THREE OTHERS IN ARVIN ABDUCFION Details of the alleged kidnapping of a 17-year-old Ar.vln girl by seven Filipinos froirn her home at Jack Rabbit camp" wjefe revealed today with the filing of kidnaping complaint against the men by the girl's mother, Mrs. Maria Gotizales, at the district attorney's otflce. Deputy District Attorney Dorsett Phillips said the mother told him seven men, driving a 1941 Oldsmo- blle sedan, wore Involved in the kidnapping at 10 p. m. Monday night, after" the girl, Ruby Alvarado, 17, her mother, stepfather and four sisters had retired for the night. . Three men remained in the car, four broke into the house by tearing- the front door off its hinges, two of the Filipinos grabbed the girl and carried her screaming to the car, clad only In nlghtclothes and wrapped in a blanket, and the other men, two armed with guns, struck iho mother and two sisters and threatened the entire family with guns, Air. Phillips said the mother told him today. Witnesses were Mrs. Garcia, the stepfather, Leandro Garcia, and th» sisters, Julia, 23; Eliza, 27; Luz, 15, and Eva, 15, according to district attorney's reports. Mojave Motel Room Damaged in Blaze A bedroom at Adobe Motel, Mojave, occupied by Pearl Bean, was damaged by fire to the extent of $25 today at 6:30 a. m. Flames started from a gas heater placed too near the wall, county firemen report. Friction from a slipping conveyor belt caused a fire at the San Joaquin Cotton OH Company, 170 Washington street, Tuesday at 4:31 p. m. Loss was $15, according to the city fire department. Questions for Must Be in by Club Forum December 29 Search Continues for Hit, Run Driver The California Highway Patro! ccjntinueil its search today for the driver of the hit-and-run automobile which killed a pedestrian, Mrs. Mary Lou Hyatt, 43, 118 Roberts Lane, early Tuesday morning at Warrea anil Xorth Chester avenues. Coroner's inquest and funeral services at Payne & Son Chapel, ar« pending. Bakersfield Woman's Club's public affairs forum January 22 at Woman's Club auditorium, will be based on questions to be submitted by the jublle by midnight December 29, it was announced today by the program committee of the club. Two dollars In war stamps will be awarded to persons submitting ques- lons which are chosen by the pro- fram committee, acting as judges. Tive questions will be chosen. Participants on the forum will be Mrs. Newton H. Crumley, wife of he commanding officer at Minter Tleld, a housewife and mother: Mrs. Lucille Farnsworth Moses, radio commentator on station KERN; Miss Marjorie Fairbanks, credit manager at Brock's department store and a director of Bakersfleld Community Theater productions; Mrs. Louise 'arks Banes, .head of the order detriment at Kern County Free Liry;^Mrs, Ardls Walker, Kernville, iresldent of Kern County Kedeva- ion of Women's ClubA and Mrs. George Gurr. teacher, housewife and 1 mother. Mrs. Emmett Henley will i act as.moderator, and Mrs. Glen Pat- | ton, program chairman, heads the planning committee, Mrs. Oscar Tomerlin will preside as chairman of the day, following a business meeting conducted by Mrs. Harry C. Gardner, president of the club. | Questions should be sent to Miss • Beth Dye, -care of The Californian, | 'Box 440, Bakersfield, not later than midnight, December 29. They should | be worded as single, concise ques- i tions. No limit to the number to be i submitted by one person will be set: j in ease of: a similar prize-winning) question being submitted by more I than; <fme person, the person sub-1 mining the question first will be j given the award. ; On the program conunitiee, in ad- '• tlition to the chairman of the day, the committee chairman and mod- erutor are Mre. Robert R. C'ottom and I Mrs, Cecil Jones., I Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely .'* Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers - and Gemlike Lakes Sec Our Moniimwtl IHaplay N«wr the O«« Phone 7*7185

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