The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on December 12, 1946 · Page 11
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Bakersfield, California
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Thursday, December 12, 1946
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LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFJELD, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY/tfECMER pAGESll Here" is-an extraordinary letter, • one received in the mail this week /and one which I- quote here in its ^entirety: Dear Sirt , .1 have an eye for sale. Thought perhaps you might' know of some boy- who fought in the war and lost his sight. Might need an eye, or anyone else. • "My age is 44, Both my eyes are O. K. Thanking'you in advance for an answer, Eugene Dennis,~1329y 2 Lincoln, •Yuck r Miow Henry Brandt,' Tom Wingate, E. H. Hendrickson, ,Oran Palmer, and other local men were recently talking to Colonel Harry Auer •while they were all on a trip to purrwood on Kern river. During •the course of the conversation Colonel Auer, .who had Pacific duty during the war. told them there was a town in China named Bakersfield. The Chinese call the place ''Tuck Miow." Tuck means taker and "iniow" ha's nothing to ., do with cats, but means-a^'field' 1 in Chinese*Yuek Miow is'Quite a place, too according to the .'colonel,_-but he prefers this city—they speak better English. In Germany Lieutenant- Philip -A. Baxter, with our forces in Germany, is stationed at Karlsruhe, and writes as follows about some of the local conditjons he,has observed. "The Germans are in for a tough winter, but I think next .year should see a gradual im- provem-cnf. This wiuter the conl and ww>d arc to be used only for cooking. The city people are the unfortunate group these times. The farmers -are forced only to give up luxuries. It works this way: The farmers are forced to give up a percentage of their produce, but by v giving false figures and bribery,they manage to withhold quite a bit. This they either eat themselves or trade to the city people for clothing, .jewelry, etc. The roads are.full of people with bags on their backs going out to the country to bargain for food. ''It might seem to an American that a situation of this sort would be ea«y to correct but the police and inspectors are also hungry. Jf there was no strict price control here it would be impossible for the average person to obtain food. Clothing'is also controlled _-=and rationed but there is practically none, to be had." Mother Helping His mother is Mrs. E.'Rainey, of 810 Eye street. Mrs. Baiuey, incidentally, has been sending food and clothing to worthy people abroad, including a doctor, school teacher, who spent 16 months in a concentration camp, and a coal miner who had the same bitten experience. She is also aiding -other persons including a minister's family. Girls in Play This ugly old pan of mine is plenty -ed with embarrassment, but my intentions were honorable. I wanted to write a paragraph or two praising the junior college play here because several persons of taste told me if'was' excellently done. 'I did not know.jtb.ere was more titan one girl -in the cast. Xet me hasten to give credit to _Jo O'Hare, Ularcelline Newcomb and Put JCabers, mentioned in a letter, with any un-. Intentional oversight I guess those junior college .people read " more than the comic strips. Canned food Project Speededj^School - Canned food" for "the needy is the project being undertaken this year 'by members .of., the ^Washington School's Junior -Hi-'Z- Club, and the campaign is 'scheduled".to get underway next Monday and 'will continue through Tuesday and Wednesday. All students at the school will be Bsked to participate and the club expects that each student will contribute at least - one_~ can of food, Oliver P. Eitzeh, teacher-adviser to the club stated. - * Students -who contribute to the drive will receiver a small emblem Indicating participation in the drive. S A1L the canned - goods will be turned over to 1 the-cdunty welfare office for distribution to needy families during' the> holidays. "" Jinx Jig; Scheduled for Friday_at School Capitalizing on .'the traditionally u'nlucky Friday, the thirteenth, the • Rally Club of East Bakersfietd High School is planning a "Jinx Jig" for Friday, December, 13. in the East High boys' gymnasium with the dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 to the music of Bob SIsson's orchestra^ Under the direction of Jack Rowe, adviser, the students are creating decorations' to follow the unlucky theme. Black cats, ladders, broken mirrors, open umbrellas will be found in abundance around "the gymnasium; Arrested Peace Officers Nab Mexican Teenagers Ending 3-Day Hunt- Four teen-aged Mexicans, who escaped peace -officers Wednesday after an exchange of gunfire at the conclusion of a three-day adventure that took them from Selma to Los Angeles and back to Kern county, were' captured by California Highway Patrolmen at Pixley, it was reported. The quartet, Ruben Guerrero Garcia, 18; Gregorie Hernandez Lopez, 36; Peter Para Quevedo, '17, and Peter Escoto, 18, is being held at Kern County Jail for Fresno county authorities on the initial grand theft ot auto charges. The Garcia boy told officers they had stolen four cars since the escapade which began Monday and had been involved in a series of petty purse snatching thefts in the south- land, reports show. Gunned the Motor Arresting Patrolmen Robert Barrett and Jack Bourdeau said Garcia, who also admitted having escaped the boys' school at Preston about a year ago, carried the gun and had fired at the--of fleers when they attempted to make the initial arrest at Famosa. The boys stopped then- car, he declared, _when the siren sounded, then speeded up, to stop and pile out of the auto for flight in nearby cotton fields. In an interchange of shots, no one was injured, because of the.' darkness, patrolmen said, and the four boys escaped, with officers from ' the highway patrol, Kern county \ sheriff's office and constables in pur-' suit. | The quartet admitted to officers' that they returned to the highway and hitched a. ride to "ixley, where Offieei-s Barrett and Bourdean made NAVAJO LABORER—This .elderly Navajo brave... with his, hair tied in the traditional knot at the back- of "Ms" head, is one of a party of Indian workers,from New Mexico 1 and Arizona now working 'for' the Santa Fe railroad here.' He, is typical of the elders of the "party, members of which will soon return to their reservation, their curiosity about the outside world satisfied.- • , Najavo Braves Desert • _ ' -,. • . Hogans for Railroad A party of Indians, far from their the final arrest. The patrolmen said ! native hogans on the vast Navajo that the boys had in the meanwhile disposed of the gun and highway patrolmen in Tulare county are attempting to locate it now, Drove to Fresno According- to a statement taken reservation, have.invaded Bakersfield to work for the Iron Horse against which their ancestors once sent flint-tipped arrows in futile defiance. For a short time, at least, these from the youths, they had started i sons of- mighty .braves have been by stealing two cars on Monday at Selma, their home town, and driving to Fresno where they said they stole another car. Monday night/ they told officers they arrived in Los Angelfts where the quartet ordered gas at a service station and left without making a payment. During the southland stay, the quartet admitted attempting to snatch the purse of three women and finally succeeded in taking the purse of a youth at Long Beach. Their next trip was to Anaheim and finally Brea Olinda. they disclosed, i fruits of their labors Came (o Bakersfield try ' afo'ul willing to exchange their primitive hogans for the comfort of a Santa Fe bunk house, and the gustatory delights that emerge- from the Santa Fe cookhouse. But, it won't 'be long until the desert lures them back along the Navajo Trail to their homeland." They are curious about the world beyond the- reservation, . But homesickness exerts a stronger, pull. The average stay away frorn^ th'e, reservation is six weeks.- . TEen,/. with plenty of money in then? ( jeahs',.''they 5 dead-head back the^ coun- Jndiau Xames had o ,kP r r Had to take Off afoot, according to I found men with such-,names as -Rlaoks-nat -A<kn Tim -Tnp sadhevoundnfo ^$?° Vinctnt %oanhor^ The four boys had their final brush with the law at Famosa when the patrolman attempted to stop them. They sped away in an attempt to escape. Peace officers aiding in the chase entailed officers in five California Highway Patrol prowl- cars- from Delano police department, the ' con-1 stable at Delano and the Tulare county California Highway Patrol. Local officers took the last get-away car, registered to Carl H. Harris of LaHabra, in their possession. Tellowhair. Yet, oddly enough, one of the most "Indian-looking" Indians in the band bears* the prosaic name, Fred Mitchell 1 . According to Lee VanGundy, extra gang foreman, the Xavajos are excellent workers and seldom miss a day. _"The men_in this gang are.above average Van- Intelligence," Mr. iid^ "The average wants to do' what is right, but he must be shown and led—not pushed." And Mr. .VanGundy should know whereof he speaks, for he is a veteran of 43 years service with the Santa Fe. The quartet are also wanted in Los i v~o. m a*. <r^ Angeles. Long 'Beach and Brea " * atll «--Son Team Olinda for varying offenses it was' The average age of the gang, reported. : which includes several father and Petroleum Officer to Head Shriners Frank Goldman, manager of Petroleum Supply Company, Wednesday night was elected president of Kern County Shrine Club" for the ensuing year to succeed Oran W. Palmer, it was reported today. Other officers eiected were Lloyd C. Percival, vice president; Louis Agnetti, Arthur Hill, Audie R. Fosi ter and Fred Neei^aard, directors. Mr. Palmer was named as ' an ex- officio member. Mr. Goldman named the following representati\-es of the Shrine Club for Kern county: C. B. Dickey, Arvln; Tom" Lott, Delano; Lake I. Wood, Wasco; Clenn O. Nay, Shafter; Lloyd Van Epps, West Side; Lloyd Ralphs, Ridge route; Robert Nelson, Tehaehapi. J. C., Garriott was named as sergeant-at-arms and Humbolt J. Johnson as assistant sergeant-at-arms. Members of the charity committee will be named by Mr. Goldman at the next meeting, he announced. ^on teams, Is 30 years. "• Most of the.m are,"from the country around Winslow,-Ariz., and Gallup, N. M. N The gang is working on tracks at the Santa Fe ice house and -icing 'dock; where refrigerator cars are iced. "These people are very curious; and when they see something new TYPICAL— Cheerful' Fred Mitchell-is typical of-the Kavajo -rail-" road laborers now working here. His " anglicized name J is prosaic compared to the Navajo names of ...the other members of the labor gang. they are not satisfied . until they learn all about it," Mr. Van Gundy said. "On their first day here, they were mystified by'the blocks of ice moving along on conveyors. They just stood and stared, then talked it over. Finally, when they learned Continued on Page Fourteen • Tires Said Stolen; Offices Ransacked" The theft of three tires from, a service station and the ransacking of two doctors' offices Wednesday night were reported today to police. H, McCaslin o2 the Standard Oil Service Station, 109 East Nineteenth street, told police a look had been pried off a station door during • the | night and three 6.00x18 tires stolen, j Dr. Sam Smith, 1905 Roosevelt! street, and Dr. H. V. Douglas, 312 j Wilkins street, both reported their) offices had been entered during the j night, ransacked but nothing taken. No Change in Weather Here Says Forecaster Ho change in the weather with Indications for continued fair weather except for early morning fog today and Friday. The outlook is for clear weather all day Saturday. Theonaxi- mum-temperature was 58 degrees on Wednesday, 33 degrees the morning minimum and 58 degrees was the forecast for today. Mrs. Alice Jewett, Bakersfield " Community Leader, Succumbs Here HUSBAND WANTS WAGES KOBLESVILLE, Ind., Dec. 12. «IR) Mrs. W. L. Rigdon sought a divorce tuday on grounds that her husband had demanded a $1.50 "hourly wage" for, helping her with the housework. Mrs. Alice Johnston Jewett, wife of Hugh S. Jewett, prominent Kern county agriculturist, died at 4 a. m. today at the family home, 2121 Cedar street, following an illness of several months. Prominent in club, social and music circles, Mrs. Jewett was widely known and her death is mourned by friends here and throughout the state. She was born in Seneca, Kan., May 10. 1883, and she came -with-"'h' • family at an early Tage to Pasadena: She was graduated from the University of California In 190C. Music was one of bet ardent interests antf she became an accomplished- singer although she never followed her art professionally. She was married to Mr. Jewett in 392S in Pasadena and came to Bakersfield to make her home. Headed Music Association As a musician she took particular interest in the cultural life of the city, and was one of the supporters J plot there. of the Bakersfield Musical Association, serving as president of -that organization. When the Kern County- Musical Association was organized, her name was again among the sponsors. Mrs. Jewett was also active in tile Eakersfield Branch, American As^~ sociation of University Women, and served as president. Since' coming to Bakersfield she was affiliated,-with the First Presbyterian Chui-cn and was president of the women's association of the church at the rime of .her, death. She was also,a member of the Bakersfield Woman's'Club. Survivors" Named She is survived by Her daughter, Josephine Jewett. by. her husband and by two sisters, Mrs.- 1-ouis M. Pratt and Mrs. Arthur Bush Stevens, both residents of Pasadena. Funeral arrangements have not j yet been completed. , " • | .- Services will be held in Pasadena. j and interment Tvill be in the family Recovery of Loot From Safe Reported Recovery of ?200 in. war bonds, stock certificates and otherjpapers taken in the week-end safe burglary of-the Cliff. NeeJy residence, 2811 Twentieth street, was reported today by police with the finding of the battered and rifled safe along the Stockdale Highway, g miles west' of the city. Police reported the 400-pound.-safe had been chopped open with an axe and looted of the S700 iifcEash the victim stated it containelT A scavenger looking for junk found the safe and notified police. The bonds, certificates and papers were found strewn on the -ground where the safe was located. At the time of the burglary.-Mr. Neely reported to police the safe contained $700 in cash, $500 iu war bonds, an expensive gold watch and business and personal papers. Rankin Will, Attend Cattlemen's Meet / Leroy Rankin, president of''Cali- fornia .Cattlemen's Association, left .today _with his wife for Sacramento, where the annual convention of the stale association will be held Friday and Saturday. Range and beef production .problems, including big game "numbers. United-^States Forest*Service' and . public domain grazing policies, range I improvement, livestock health, nutrition ana meat consumption,^ -will highlight .the convention, Mr. Rankin said. '-' ' " ' VF' "'I-'•"•"•>'"* I &* Cs l'l- qs Vehicles CoH i Man Dies (Oi train Hits Auto . The death toll stands at four today in a spectacular series of early morning accidents on fog-shrouded county highways, and two of 14 persons injuredln four major crashes' lare in critical condition. The dead are: ! ' Robert J. Burts, 1119 Nineteenth street, instantly killed when the car in which he was driving collided with a Santa ITe train near Wasco. Abel Hodge, 41, Knights Landing, Yolo county, killed when" liis cax and a truck collided on Highway 99, 2 miles north of Cnwelo. Clyde Edwards, 217 Owens street, killed in the collision of two trucks shortly before 7 a .-"in. on Highway 4^6 near- Wasco. An unidentified woman, killed in the same accident, which involved a trucklbad of colored cotton pickers en route to work. The injured are: Clyde M. Hale, 27, of 729 Uuionl avenue. I Audrey V, Jones, 28, o£ 3S31 Edl-' son Highway. - | Mrs. Batha May Lawrence, 37, | 121 South Owen street. —Kern County Chamber -of Cornraerm Photo SCORES SAFETY APATHY—E. EaymondtCato, chief' of the state highway patrol (standing), attacked the complacent attitude of the public towafd-the growing traffic accident rate in the state at a nwetiue Wednesday qf the Kern Comity Chamber, of .Commerce transportation and highways department Shown -.with him are Captain LeEoy Galyen, county patrol, chief; Charles W. Goodson. executive secretary, Fresno director chamber, transportation committee: "Mr., Cato 5 , and B. B. Whitaker, chairman of the committee .Count%aSafety Council; W, H. Hitchcock, Shafter,.' '. ^mmmtt.. Earise,- 39, 310 Rodman Eddie street. Joseph Howard, 30, 122 Northrup street. Joe Thomas, 33, 60S East Fourth street. Kenneth Kelly, Route 1, Shafter. June Horst, Shafter. Bernice Powell, Shafter. Mrs. Argie Hodge, wife of Abel Hodge, theii" daughter Diana, " and their son Joe, Ig. Johnnie Belle Davis, 60S East Fourth street. Delbert Lawrence, 66, 121 South Owen street. Car-Train Collide Burts was killed and Hale and Jones, injured when the car "in which" they* were driving crashed into a Santa Fe passenger train on Pond Highway, 6 miles north of Wasco shortly before 7 a. m. today. Hale and Jones are in the Delano Hospital, where late reports today listed Hale's condition as critical and Jon'eS' as bad. Both men had received several blood transfusions in an effort to build up tht3r strength. State highway patrolme'n wsre still investigating the crash this afternoon and no official version as to what happened could 'be obtained. It was learned, however, from hos- pitaL attaches that Burts -vras. instantly, killed in the crash that completely demolished,the car. ^ - Well Drillers Theilhi-ee., J men were employed as drillers by the Central Drilling Company, Bakersfield, and were en route to work near Wasco at the time,of the accident. Burts has a sister, Jewell, living at 1119 Nineteenth street. The details of Hodgejs death" "are limited. The car ie was driving was/ involved In a collision with a "truck on Highway 99, two'miles north of 'awelo, about 7:30 a. m. today. His hody Tvas taken to the Flickinger- Djgier Mortuary. Edwards and the unidentified woman were killed and four persons injured when the truck that was transporting them to a cotton field near Wasco early today was sideswiped by another truck and overturned Thrown From Truck According to information at Kern General Hospital, the dead persons and the-six injured, Bertha .and Delbert Lawrence, Da%*is, Earise, Howard and Thomas, were thrown from the truck when it overturned after colliding with an oil truck on High Patrol Chief Assails Road Safety Apathy Board Protests Investigator's Technique Here The Board of Supervisors today lodged a protest with the state •board of medical examiners against methods of investigation of Kern General Hospital undertaken re- the Ker n County Chamber ol' Com j.¥._ i T- . ,. . _ . * mPT*P.O eri^ ! ct'x» r>nmmii-fan Various ways of convincing the man behind the wheel that he is guiding a deadly weapon and should, therefore, use common sense, judgment and consideration, to keep that instrument from inflicting death and injury, were discussed Wednesday night at a meeting of cently by Investigator Joseph Will- 1 it was reported today. <hief E ' Cato of the *»io, .iu v.cio jtcpurteu luuay, _, ,.,. . „. , Chairman C. W.^Hartv, author- ! Ca ^<? rn ! a Highway Patrol, the _ _ _ _ —(".*. >.., » uuiui^t. r*r-iru-*ir»cil c?riool^rtv- nn i.« +V* n I.~. .-., ized by the board to make the protest at Monday's meeting, sent the letter today to Dr. Frederick N. Scateria; board. secretary of the state It -was stated in the letter that Williams had been making inquiries in person at the hospital concerning records of patients and hospital files without receiving official per- missign. principal speaker, gave the impression that he was disgusted with the lack ot public interest in saving lives on the highways. He minced no words in expressing his disgust in all the rest of the world. In the first 10 months of this year we passed the all-time peak in highway transportation by 20 per cent, and it's going to get worse. Cars are entering the state at the rate of 550 per day," he said. Stiff Undermanned , At this .point Chief Cato revealed that the Highway Patrol has only 760 men; to patrol 96,000 miles - of highway. The one fundamental cause of accidents, he said, in "a. lack of courtesy and respect for the other fellow. We'll tip our hat to a lady and apologize when we bump into with certain selfish pressure groups a man in a a ha which, he said, are blocking the it.,™" °J^*** accident prevention and law enforce- I rnent work of police agencies. . j "Traffic safety is- not a" popular subject," he said. "People are not The- chairman" explained in 'the ^ffi^fL'™"'-, sol ? feb ,°?J , in th ? ir letter that the Board of Supervisors | " *"" '" " ha,d,no r knowledge, of the investiga- ! tion and that the records of the ! hospital' are 'confidential. Williams is accused of "flashing his badge of office"'and seeking in- family is killed or in- Problem Is Local Chief Cato-said, "The problem of traffic, accidents,is_a local one and is created by -you people. Statistics formation from -Kern Genera] em- show th at most of the people killed ployes.- and inspection of records in or in J ul- ed in Kern county are Kern their" possession." "The"~8upervisors feel called upon to appeal'to'your board to control the action "of your investigators and to advise.,them of the authority "^California. of local .governmental agencies to supervise' 'fh'e general hospitals in their respective jurisdictions jmd request them (the investigatorsfto get in touch 'with the Boarit of Supervisors >as to, any information sought at, the hospital," the 'letter states. If, was further explained in the j letter that the thought intended was | to convey an appeal to the medical i hoarfi-tHat investigations should be j con<Jucted-ln-JMS?rofessional manner, | and 1 . "undertaken through proper j .channels and "in keeping with the i county peopler-and .that the people who caused them were Kern county people—your, 'own neighbors. The same rule applies to other counties So far this year some 3000 people have been killed And 47,000 hurt in traffic accidents in California. And things are going tp-get worse unless, you pepple do something about it. "We'Jn Anierfca are a people on wheels. "There are "three times as many cars in the United States as but when we all courtesy and consideration seems to, vanish." Chief Cato declared that education' 11 and enforcement are two major objectives in the campaign to save lives. '"Of these education comes first. There are 350.000 children in California in the 14-15 year uge group. This is the age when they should be trained in the schools to drive a car. But, most Important, they should be taught a sincere regard for their fellow man^-and some good old fashioned courtesy. Up to People "As for enforcement—the various agencies will go just as far as you— the people-:—want them to go. You should let them know that you want the laws enforced, and you should let the courts know that you are interested in what's going on." . .-, Chief Cato also had something to say about "drinking drivers" i'c'nd Continued oh Page Fourteen ,; . established cj' of this county." way 468, two miles west of High-1 ^ st September to ?1005,000. Award- Construction Job Bids AreOpened r Construction of the 10.2-mile" TehachapiHighway catoff was nearer today, with the opening of bids by the 'department of public works which announced that Guy F. Atkinson Company, South San Francisco, was low bidder. The bid amounted to;?l,096,600, almost double the first prewar estimate on the job, revised -last year to $900,000 and as late as r "" X-T I ""7, "TTo,."'"" last September to $1.005,000. Award- E ™ns }lat northeast of Shirley 35-FOOT EVERGREEN TREE DECORATES COURTHOUSE LOBBY A 05-foot Christmas . tree, furnished by the Kern County Fire .-.Department, wAl adorn the courthouse this yule season, County Building"- and Grounds Superintendent William Welker reported today, Workers at the courthouse today, after plaeiug the large fir tree in the rotunda of the building, are now adorning the evergreen with the traditional colored lights and trinkets. .'< The tree was hrought from Month's 200 Births Send Git|Mark Up •November births marked the third time this year that the 200 figure was passed, and sent the 11-month total up to 162S, the highest record ever made in a similar period.. * , For the first time this year, two j Japanese babies were born, in this ' city, according to Health Officer P. 3 J. Cuneo's repprt. , ] During November 202 birth were '< rep'ortefl, 103 male and "98 female, j For-the 11-month"-period S25 males were born- and 793* females. way 99. Joe Thomas's condition was described as very serious. He suffered a major back injury, being pierced by a piece of timber. Howard is listed as fair, with injuries to hip and head. Earlse'a condition is fan-. He has shoulder'and spine injuries'; Mrs." lawrence is suffering from a-possible fracture of the neck and pelvis, and_'J3elbert Lawrence has :hest injuries. The Davis woman is being treated for minor injuries arid is expected to be discharged. Unhurt . P. L. Johnson, 129 Xorthrup street, the driver of the truck which overturned, was reportedly not injured. According to hospital "attaches the unidentified woman killed in the truck accident has been identified only by the nickname of Sister Zinie. She resides on Xbrthrup street near Texas. Injuries to the Hodge family include a possible fracture of the jaw suffered by Diana, a fractured right ight suffered by Joe. 4nd a fracture of the right leg and possible frac- :ure ot the right hip for Mrs. Hodge. The two girls injured in the ?chool bus accident, June Horst and. Bernice Powell, both of Shafter, were among a group of students ,on their Way to the Kern Academy, a Seventh-Day Adventist School near Shafter, when the bus and *'a car driven by Kenneth. Kelly of Route 1, Shafter, collided on Fresno Eoad. Bus Hits Pole The force of the impact drove the bus off the highway, causing it to crash into a service pole. The low- rate of speed at which the bus was traveling prevented any, serious impact and the students**"were only shaken and jarred. Ted Heinrich of Shafter was the bus driver, Kelly and the two girls were treated-for minor injuries by a local doctor and discharged. ing of a contract will be made later. ] E. T. Scott, engineer of District i Xo. ft, California Division of High-1 ways,-who conferred here last September with Mojave and Tehachapi residents at a ro'undtable of the Kern County'Chamber of Commerce, had reported that.the ?1,1)05,000 then in the _state fund would be "inadequate"." " .The bid of the Atkinson company ineludes-the highway'strip and construction ' ; of a concrete bridge and substructures'for foxir-bridges. =• , The highway cutoff is important as it serves as the chief artery of travel for desert and mountain residents into the valley. Meadows, tain. on Greenhorn rnoun- TELEPHONE EXCHANGE CLOSES , WASHINGTON," Dec. 12. Cff>—A sit-down 'strike of telephone operators'-closed one of the Chesapeake and "Potomac Telephone Company's exchanges in the capital today. The company-said jwotnen operators at the Dupont Exchange ceased work on a "half-hour notice in protest to employment of- non-union girls at the switchboard. Rites Are Held for Mrs. Hannah Jensen Funeral services for' Mrs. Hannah Jensen of 120 West Moneta avenue, who died December 5 in a. local hos- Residenta of Greater BakersfieJd who wish to decorate their homi's this Christmas and enter them Irf the Christmas home-decoration content sponsored by the Greater Eak- ersfield Chamber of Commerce should register their home with Mrs Helen Dailey by telephoning 3-510S or with the chamber at 9-9834. This announcement was made today by the home-decoration committee in an attempt to clarify the answer to many inquiries that have been received. Mrs. Dailey pointed out that only private homes would be considered in the judging of the contest and no commercial entries would be allowed. Basis for deciding which Christmas-decorated home will receive prizes for outstanding beauty will be (1) theme, <2) originality and (3) lighting and visibility from the street. Three prizes for first, $25;' second, Slo, and third, $10, will be given to outstanding displays, Mrs. Dailey stated. . In addition, individuals registering for the contest are requested to place a small registration.. <ab!e at one corner of the yard where person's pital, were held Monday In the Ben- viewing the display can register bough Funeral Chapel, San Diego. Mrs.affensen, who had resided bere for six years, was a member of First Methodist Church here und the North-of-the-River Woman's Service Club. their name and address. The chamber will supply' forms to be filled out. Mrs. Dailey stressed, however, that it is not necessary to do this ! in order to register for the contest. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. j Entries will be accepted until Rolla Grainger, of Bakersfield; two I noon, December 21. Judging will be sisters, Mrs. Anna Fischer and Mrs. ^December 23. after 7 p. mi Gertrude Irjala,"both of San Diego, and five grandsons, Walter and Roy Grainger of Grainger of Grainger of Richmond, and George Grainger of Los Angeles, and several nieces and nephews. i Bakersfield, Harold Oakland, William On the judging committee are Mrs. Dailey, Mrs. H. M. Hetzler, Loy Lav/master, Rulon Keetch, Mrs. W. C. VUas, Don Bennett, Keith Skidmore and Richard Boy Scouts Guests $11178.71 Collected Here in March of Local Lions Club of Dimes Campaign, Report Reveals i Boy Scout Troop No. 4. was the I guest of the Bakersfield Lions Club ! Wednesday with Ralph T. Kerley of the scout committee as chairman Final report made on ffce March of | The committee, is considering the j | Dimes campaign conducted here this! purchase of -.'an 'Immersion hydro-! m i ss ioner acting on behalf of the' spring, showed $13,878.71 added to j massage^ sub/aqua ' ^therapy tank j Kern county Council; Boy Scouts of the local fund, it was revealed today. which, would 'be-ptaced in-Kern Gen following a meeting of the executive! eral Hospital; and-Be used for the committee. care and treatnient of poliomyelitis Senator Dorsey Said in Poor Condition Of the total amount collected, j cases. This equipment costs appro*-, $5518.86 was forwarded to the na- '' imately $4000 and 'will be purchased tional foundation for use In the con- ] by the local chapter that will utilize trol of 'the disease. The local fund j a part of the ireserve fund of the received $5286.11 of its total from i Kern County Chapter,, A reserve is the national motion picture cam- J maintained in order, & meet the de- paign collections. ; mands of'a-*-major'epidemic if it The committee approved bills at! should ,<xa;rnvihere^ ,.' its'i meeting- this week for - $1681.15 Glenn, Stahfleld >;ho has been an covering the cost of the treatments active meniber of the Shrine com- for' '35 ..children victims of infantile i mittee for . Crippled - Children, was paralysis. 'The -- bills elected, a member of-the executive paid covered physio-! committee of the'.Kern County Chap- therapy ^treatments) for post-polio ' ter durigg' the^business session. cases, -hospitalization, operations.; Other members, of -the committee Dr. John K. Rllcoff, Dr. I anaesthetics. medicines, surgical' in attendance - were!' State Senator Je*s R. Dorsey of j dressings and laboratory tests. ; Coker, Dr. yC America and National -Council, spoke on scouting and i»eaented thft national charter to the -troop. Mr. Be!-linger Is also a £iori member and he is scoutmaster of Troop Ko. 2 .which is sponsored by another civic organization. " Scouts present were Scoutmaster Frank Stanton, Laddie Driggers, Roman Bell, Dick Mason, <James Brock. Ralph HInderliter," ABen Uren, Garry Fore and John Stanton. ; Dr. Fred Zanon presented a mo- ! tion picture in color titled, "Our Flag." The session was a luncheon at Hotel El Tejon. Other guests were Stanley Bryson, Roy Rice, Bruce Stickler, Bili James, Houston, Tex., Harold. Steen, Kenneth Lolmaugh of Arvin and Ben Lewis from Fresno, Dale Ghormley. Bakersfield was reported in "pooi-"|- A- C. Dimon, treasurer o£ the local! W. C. Buss, A. L, Trowbridge and condition this morning at Mercy j chapter,«- reported that a total of, A. C. Dimon. Others'present at the | Henry McCullen program Hospital, attaches said,today. Mr. Vf6720-24, had, been expended on the; meeting were Leon Bryson and Miss i man. announced that next «---»k"the Dorsey was-, taken to the hospital ! care of children who were victims Carolyn E. Kinney of the Kern - 1 speaker will be Larrv Meier" ~re<v« more than a month ago .for hos- j of infantile paralysis from June 25,; General Hospital staff, and Dr. Nate'' paper radio commentator and' ]'rr pitalization. [19-16 Ur^Xovcmber 13, 1946. , Meadoff. , turer

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