The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on January 16, 1945 · Page 8
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 8

Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, January 16, 1945
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g Tuesday, January 16, 1945 QTfje jtefcerrii'elb Cnltfornian SHARING between the SHEARS By MAE Of nil (he persons that an interviewer meets, artists are the most unassuming. 1'a.ul Linuritz, noted Southern California artist, is like other men practicing art: He is modest, friendly and sees art as a medium o£ self-expression linked to the world about him. Ifc is native of Norway and for many years he painted only marines and cloud scenos, these being part of his life in Xorvvay. Transposed to Southern California, he has become a landscape painter. It might be because of the earlier experience of painting the sea which must demand the strong, direct colors, that ho sees the land with the eyes of a mariner and his studies nrp'bri.sht, forceful, sharply etched in simple, direct colors. This does not mean that he is incapable of using subtlety in his pictures, bin even in setting down the tawny, browns and yellows and mauve colors that mantle Kern's sere foothills, the handling of color is limpid and (.ikes on the live quality that bright sunlight gives to a. landscape. He is a little less fortunate in handling canal scenes of rural landscape. The blueness of the water, both artistically and realistically, seem an overemphasis of SAUXDERS these meandering canals that are almost as brownish green as the earth they cut through. But for the most part, the form and contour lend richness to tho color pattern of L,auritz' work and gives it a variety and lively quality that stamps it as painting to live with that will endure in its appeal for the beholder. rui active duty on thi home front ; 7his official A. W.V.S. toniform shoe' is r ex- jpressly fdesigned f for * women'* .war-work—smartly, styled, [supremely comfortable, soft-tai*, lorrd of black or tan calf with a sturdy but extra flexible sole. You'll live in it for the duration! MODEL NO. 240601 OFFICIALLY is chit-fly :i self-taught artist with a drafting background that he has found oC help in giving him security in basic drawing. He also worked for a number of years in blnck and while media which he thinks is also good schooling for (he future colorist. However, he believes an artist is born with an inherent sense of how to use color, "it's something that no one can teach you," lie maintains. He has made "nany visits to Kern county on sketching tours. Mrs. Lnuritz comes along and knits during the long sessions her husband has with paints and palette and the :icene. She usually pnrl<!< the luncheon and declares artists get just as hungry as ditch diggers, and work just about as hard. Mr. Lauritz finds Kern scenery extremely paintable. liking the old farm houses and buildings settled under native trees. I He also links the contour of the. ! softly rolling Kern hills with their j infinite variety of color. \ He has loved I\>rn county wildflowers, but has not attempted to paint them. "Xo one would believe your canvas and besides we artists can't use orange color as lavishly as nature does,", he explained. Kern Defense Council ill Meet Thursday The first full meeting of the Kern County Defense Council since the reassignment plan went into effect four months ago will be held Thursday evening, January 18, in the Board of Supervisors' chambers at Kern county courthouse. Headlight of the evening will be presentation of citations to civilian voluntary workers for service performed since the inception of the council in 1942. Chairman A. W. Noon will preside and has requested all chairmen of both the war and protective services to be present with suggestions and outlines of plans for the coming year. P. T. Announces Sale on Wednesday Lowell P. T. A. is holding a rummage sale Wednesday beginning at 10 a. m. at 7:15 Sumner street, according to Mrs. Olive Smetzer, chairman. Mrs. Smetzer is assisted by Mrs. Fritz Grone, Mrs. Anna Mae Peckham, Mrs. A. K. Smelley, Mrs. M. Mason and others. The association reveals that it can offer a wide selection of women's and children's coats, men's suits, children's clothing and other garments. FIGHTER — Second Lieutenant Robert K. Roberson, a fighter- bomber pilot who destroyed an ME-109 on his first combat mission, was recently awarded the Air Medal with the first and second Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters. Son of Mr. and Jlrs. A. G. Robcrson, Route 4, the California!) has flown his P-51 Mustang, "Dinky," on more than 25 sorties against the enemy. A week after shooting down the Messerschmio't 109 near Bowkingen, Germany, he destroyed two JU-88s, while strafing an airfield ih the Saar valley. Lieutenant Roberson transferred from the field artillery to tho air corps in January, 1943, receiving his wings and commission nine months later. State Police Post Awarded to Powers Continued From Page One forccincnt mutual aid throughout the state. The committee has devised a plan for mutual aid by neighboring agencies in cases of emergency, major crime, or disaster in any area. Joins Force in 1928 Chief Powers came to the Bakers- Field police department on January 20, 1928, as a motor patrolman. He was promoted to sergeant in September, 19,'iO; to lieutenant in September, 1931, and was appointed chief of police in November, 1933. After serving 11 years as chief, he was granted a leave of absence in May, 1942, in order to enlist in the United States coast guard. He returned to resume his duties as chief of police in July, 1943, after receiving an honorable discharge from the coast guard. While in the service. Chief Powers held the rank of chief gunner's mate and acted as an instructor in gunnery. Served in Army Prior to coming to Bakersfield, Chief Powers served in the army, with the New Jersey state police, worked for the Standard Oil Company, and as a Santa Fe special agent. From October, 1920, to November, 1920, he was personnel sergeant for the Twelfth Cavalry, and from November, 1920, to April, 1922, was cleric in the office of the chief of cavalry in Washington, D. C. He served as trooper and corporal with the New Jersey state police from April, 1922, to September, 1923. and worked for the Standard Oil Company from October, 1923, to February, 1924. From February until April, 1924.. he served as a private in the army, stationed at Fort Slocum, N. Y. Chief Powers was a Santa Fe special agent from May, 1924, until coming to Bakersfield police department in January, 1928. 1945 Farm Production Goals Cited 363,635,000 ACRES IN CULTIVATION ASKED BY FOOD ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON, Jan. 16. <UR>— Food Administrator Marvin Jones today announced final agricultural production goals for 1945 and appealed to American farmers to exert every effort to make It another year of all-out production. The goals called for the seeding of 363,635,000 acres during 1945, a 3 per cent increase over last year, and meat i/roduction slightly greater than in 1944. "The production goals will serve as a guide for ffirmers for another year in which food production .will he just us important to the war as it was in 1944," Jones said. "We are again asking for all-out production. The WFA chief expressed confidence—barring adverse weather— that 1945 will be another year "of splendid farm achievement." He warned, however, that farmers face many wartime difficulties Including shortages of labor, machinery and supplies. Jones called for a GO per cent increase in sugar beet and flax crops and slightly higher production of corn, wheat, tobacco, potatoes, beef and pork. Dinner Is Given by Future Farmers Parents and former members of East Bakersfield High School Future Farmers were guests of honor at a dinner given by the school's Future Farmer chapter Monday night at East High. Future Farmers Joe Steiner, Bill Maxwell, Herbert Perey, Hubert Wilson and Kenneth Parks discussed various aspects of their agricultural work at the dinner. Howard Dickson, supervisor of agriculture of Kern County Union High School district, spoke on the future of agriculture. Most of the food for the dinner was grown by the boys who also assisted . in serving. Mrs. Miriam Welch, home economics Instructor at East High, aided in preparations for the dinner. Council of Jewish Women Convening Mrs. Alfred Ames will present the program tonight when Council of Jewish Women meets at the home of Mrs. Louis Younger, 408 Eighteenth street at 8 p. m.,. according to Mrs. Charles Klein, program chairman. Mrs. Jerome K. Melvln will preside. New members Include Mrs. M. Weiss and Mrs. Allan Levine. CADET WIVES TO MEET TAFT, Jan. 16—Mrs. A. G. Simpson, wife of the commanding officer at Gardner Field, will be the speaker when the Cadet Wives' Club meets tonight in the Smith Brothers building. WOUNDED—Staff Sergeant Earl W. Barton, son of James R. Barton of 2307 Gage street, has been reported to bo wounded in action by the war department through Associated Press. Sergeant Barton has been overseas since Decemher, 1942, and has been serving with a medical detachmelit. Pepito, the Prophet, Sees Rain Tomorrow EDITOR'S NOTE: Pepito Is The Cali- forninn's new weather prophet, whose iH'OKtiosticnUons have behind thorn the weight of tho United Stales Weather Bureau. "Which -you want, fog or rain?" Pepito, tho prophet, adjusted his sombrero and strummed his guitar as he prophesized: "No matter wheech you want "Thces fog it gonna queet "Tonight the sky ces cloudy "Tomorrow it rain a beet." Pepito says the rain is coming In from Oregon and Washington, but is not telling when we next will see the sun. Pepito relayed this information: "The Pacific high pressure area dropped off a big chunk of pressure. The storm in Washington and Oregon is diminishing, but a high wind of 90 to 100 miles an hour will round up the debris of the storm and carry it down here in light showers for tomorrow." Music Clubs Give to Hospital Ships Gratified over the financial returns from the recent benefit concert given here, members of the California Federation of Music Clubs at the regional meeting ' Monday found a large sum was realized to buy musical instruments for hospital ships. The concert was given by Avis Davis, soprano, and Doris Davis, pianist. Plan in which the local group will participate will provide each ship with a guitar, a banjo, a violin, a ukulele, one dozen flutes, 12 soprano ocarinas, 12 alto ocarinas, 36 song books, a portable phonograph and records which may be played over the ship's public address system. A total of $125 is the approximate cost of purchasing the instruments for a single ship, aside from the phono- graps and records, it was reported. WAG BASKETBALL, GAME TAFT, Jan. 16—Gardner Field's WAG basketball team will meet MInter WACs tonight, In a return game scheduled to begin at 7 p. m. Gardner's team beat MInter, 22-15, at Gardner several weeks ago. rayon jersey alive, aglow w ith pulse-<l«ickemng American Designer Colors FEATURED IN HARPER'S BAZAAR. o /TYITT^'TRY' especially for Cohama $1.89 Yard 39 Inches W.ide ilu i ,*o*r>^;,-* *&£** YARDAGE HILIL' MAIN FLOOR Andy D-Day, Bull, Sports Surplus of Eyes, Horns My JOHN H. BOOKER TULSA, Okla., Jan. 16. Off)—This s a story about Andy D-Day, a bull who, unlike the famous Ferdinand, reflects none of nature's gentle jeauty In his face. Quite the opposite. To begin with—and this gets iqugher as it goes along—nobody can ook Andy straight in the eyes. The reason, he has three of them in "ront, one a skin-covered peeper in .he middle of what is assumed to be his forehead. What? Simply remove the skin and then you can glare at him? All ight, go ahead. Then you'll find Andy owns a fourth eye, right on the top) of his head, which would make him an excellent airplane spotter. Andy has two horns growing out of the forehead in front of his fourth eye, one black, one white, and both where they shouldn't be. But if they were where they should be you'd have to do something about the two other horns already occupying those places, wouldn't you? Yep, four horns. Now, if you're past arguing, let's go on to Andy's astonishing noses, both of them. They have a total of four air holes and Andy air-conditions through all of them. In short, Andy brings to mind nothing so much as a jet-propelled cyclops to which something new— and horrible—has been added, or addled, as you wish. On a nocturnal prowl, Andy could do more for prohibition than all its advocates put together. Elizabeth Russell Stricken Monday Final rites for Elizabeth Mary Russell, 71, Bakersfield resident for 36 years, who died January 15 at her home, 2109 Park Way, will be held January 18 at 2 p. m. at Flicklnger- Dlgier Chapel, the Reverend N. A. hristensen officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Union 'emetery. Soloist will be Mrs. Frank Digier and organist will be Mrs. A. R. Hoislngton. Mrs. Russell's hmsband, the late William P. Russell, was one of the early oil well drillers in Kern county. Mrs. Russell was a member of the First Methodist Church. Slip is survived by her niece, Dorothy Renkin, Bakersfield; brothers, John Dunkle, Collensburg, Pa.; Thomas Dunkle, Revanna, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. R. E. McCamey, Sister- ville, W. Va.: Mrs. Clara Flemming, Parkers Landing, Pa. Recent Graduates Will Hear Review Mrs. Banes will review several books for the recent graduate section of A. A. U. W. when it meets Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Garold Gaines, 1015 Pershing street. Books to be reviewed by Mrs. Banes are: "Anna and the King of Slam" by Mary Landon, "Goodby Mr. Chippendale" by T. H. Robsjohn- Gibbings, "Slacks and Callouses" by Constance Bowman, "Ridin 1 the Rainbow" by Rosemary Taylor, Barbara Woolcott's "None but a Mule" and "Anything Can Happen" by George Papashavlly. CONTROLS ON WHEAT CANBERRA, Australia, Jan. 16. UP) —The Australian government will soon establish a system of controls over wheat supplies, Commerce Minister W. J. Scully announced today. BRILLIANT STUDY GIVEN BY DEAN BIBLE SECTION MEMBERS HEAR MISS GRACE BIRD Influence of Egypt on the thinking of Joseph and Moses, with emphasis on the monotheism and inter* nationalism of Ikhnaton, was discussed clearly by Miss Grace Bird, dean of Bakersfield Junor College, Monday afternoon. The program, third In a series on the Bible as a global challenge, before the Bible section of Bakersfielcl Woriian's Club bring the continuity up to the prophets, which will be the subject in February of Mrs. H, L. Klakoff. Mrs. T. J. Clanln, section chairman, introduced the speaker. Supported by excellent maps, charts, art books and summaries of parallel developments in Babylonia, China, India and other countries that figured in the civilization of 1450 to 1250 B. C., Miss Bird established the setting for her period with skill. After "God-intoxicated" Amenho- tep IV came Ikhnaton, the phafaoh of Joseph's time, a tender, reflective and confiding idealist, whose conception of the sun god was too abstract and advanced for the Egyptian peo- this vision was to be caught again, pie. It was not for 800 years that the speaker said. Miss Bird read examples of Ikhnaton's writing and showed photographic copies of busts of the great spiritual pioneer. She also showed photographs of famous sculpture of Moses. -• - — "~ " • * GARDNER DANCE TAFT, Jan. 16—Section N "On- Line-Cadets" will hold a party Wednesday night, January 17, at the peld gymnasium. Arrangements are being made for dancing, buffet refreshments and a show. Junior hostesses from the Taft USO will be dancing partners for OLCs. > ' "*' > ^ ^ -7 ' -. f \* ••B^to^ *_>. v \ ' '< ''V % ••*-?» KEEPWEU -Jit KEEP WARM WARD OFF winm COLDS: but don't WASTE fuel PUT YOUR FINGER DOWN ON THIS SABOTEUR OF HEALTH ... Keep on top of the "flu" germ this winter. He is going about nipping folks these cold and wet wintry days. Don't let him sabotage your health and cost you time and money on your important job these war days. When you go out of doors this winter-dress in warm, dry, weather-tight clothing. But if you should come home cold and wet, change at once to warm dry clothing. At the first symptom of a cold, doctor-up and climb into bed. Get the advice of a nurse or doctor and get well and keep well. It would be a good idea, too, to see that your home heating equipment is working efficiently and economically. Use heat wisely. Do not overheat and waste fuel. Keep, windows and doors and fireplace openings closed to prevent heat loss. F»G BUY and HOtO WAJt iONOS

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