The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on December 17, 1946 · Page 9
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 9

Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, December 17, 1946
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.•^f^fSss^g^E-pg - V' 4 ? < BAKERSFIELD, .CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, . * Ihe city slicker has his- innings , when- the>£ouiitfy","bumpkin goes to the metropolis, but fate, with a decent enough kind of compensa- . tkm gives" the nillbilly his chance • to feel superior \~hen the! slicker "gets into the ;-all timber and. the tumbled ter.ain of the mountains. II is 'ff tragic business this searching for lost airplanes. I have participated in several such searches as h,.ve many other newspapermen -and. while the mission involved is grim and tragic, often there is a-kind of trenchant humor attending such searches. This was recently true while newspapermen and airline officials, federal nnd state employes sought to find tL-3)ig •passenger plane lost "In 'California moun- "tains. <' '" Horsemen Afoot Among the searchers -were a number of public-spirited horsemen from a- large' city who appeared in 3 the mountains on horse- hack after transporting their steeds to a "takeoff" camp in the search area. < It was all fine while these fellows were on horseback, which was a -pery limited part of their experiences, f o.- snows- and terrain made^the use' of horses impossible beyond a certain point. These men then found themselves on foot and in cowboy boots. To their enduring fame and fortitude it must be reported that some of these men hiked 10 miles through snow at high, pierc- 'ingly cold altitudes in those same liigh-heeled cowboy boots,, but never again, they swore, in that kind of footwear—it's designed for'use In the s'tirrup and not for climbing, over snow-covered trails on" precipitous mountains. Press J?hotogs One of the newspaper photog-, graphers sent to the crash area to get pictures, if possible, showed up in a na^tty business suit with . low shoes.' Outside of his camera case he was about as well equipped for the snowdrifts and mountain climbing as-a woman in open-work shoes and - a party frock. He covered the story by .remote control, toasting his pants by a ranger's fire and hoping for ; -the host. , ' ! A-nolher photographer was par'a- - chuted somewhere near the general vicinity of the -crash, or within 10 miles of it at any rate and lauded safely. The only rub -ihere came when the ground party tried to-findf-hini^they.couldn't! He did get out eventually, however, with pictures, but he had • ,_ ' been scooped by a non-newspaper , /photog from a small town. Outfoxes Himself One of the federal officials at . the crash area tried ot take care of a multiplicity of details not — the least of which was .keeping -the good Samaritan' searchers "from getting lost or injured during the hunt., He located a miss, Ing cameraman and called the city ^ editor of his'newspaper. The city - editor thinking it was an "op-. position" trick to^get a -line on " ' Ills pictures refused to talk or --receive/ Information concerning 'his mis'siug cameraman. Another neat turn, in a grim comedy of - errors. ' , - Still another dauntless photog- •rapher appropriated a jeep belonging to an army man and used it for his.'own conveyance. He drove It miles away from where he "commandered"- it. Imagine the feelings and consider the " 'language of that army man, when, '-tired and half frozen he got to " "-where lie left his' trusty car and - found it,missing. Blind Trail Hot on the search and doing •.fine,* another party in a plane flying aerial- reconnaissance, located- the ''missing ship* and also jSdiseovere'd .what- they, believed to be a trail-leading into the wreck. This - information was communi- 'cated to a ground- crew which ^started ap the trail to the scene, of the crash... Unfortunately the '" trail ended- abruptly- miles from* the accident' and-the trip~was entirely abortive, but those men had i the best intentions in the world. It is odd',thafr_most newspapermen bige had .the s'ame experience ~ on a "Big' story, "They, will sud- ' denly. find "themselves in'some re. mote place ^far f roni -their daily haunts ,-and' spontaneously, or so ,lt seems,-'the .place'will.'become- , "crowded", with '.strangers;' camer- -"•o'men; reporters, press service men - and ~ officials; J£ a snow- swept'.- ihounfiiia- top., a country - ' 6tor,e, a. small-hotel, *$ railroad siding or " anyplace", for news makes its own: eccentric patterns. A thing I've "always -noticed, too, is ;the^ willingness^ when* the 1 drama of a- big news story .is in thejtuaking;' of people, to go to ~ incredfl)le;Mrdships,'aud a vast ...amount of ^trouble-to'aid their fel- ' lows, or findT" and, .return- their "bodies," 'even-- though Jthey "are no _ - longer amoiig the 'Jiving. - —.rtioto by Junior Chamber of Commerce URGES COUXCILMEN-AT-LABGE— Harold Witham, BakersfieM'businessman; (standing), /urged -,the election of councilemen-at-large at a meeting Monday of the Bakersfield Junior Chamber of Commerce. From left to right are Jack Leyy, Byran Coleman, Mr. Witham,.'Councilman Alfred Siemon; who urged a revised city-«.charter with a stronger mayor, and Roland • Woodruff, owhp also discussed the charter and other civic problems. . „ " '- ,,-s 1 ; Woman Injured Darting in front of Passing Truck Mrs. R. W. Delaney, 45, of Route 4, Box 906, is in "poor" condition Pranksters The police may have the last laugh on practical jScers who call people at Kern General Hospital today, as I on the telephone and tell them they a result of being involved in a traf- are winners of money tnafmay be fic accident at 2:40 p. m. Monday on 'Highway 99 near Pierce Road. , Captain Leroy F. Galyen and Officer Eugene Kincheloe reported that collected at some radio station/Chief of Police Horace V. Grayson 'said today. , , The chief said that if the culprits Mrs. Delaney, at the sound of ajof the calls, which have sent scores horn, apparently became confused j of believing people rushing" to ra- and,darted in front of a truck driven ' dio stations to collect non-existent by Howard L. Williams, 30, Fresno. ! prizes, are located they will be prose- Swerving in a. vain attempt to! cuted to the full extent of the -law. avoid striking the woman, highway patrolmen 'said, Mr. Williams' truck collided head-on with a "car driven by 'Robert H. Easton, 26, Route 1, Box 605-V. Mrs. Delaney was taken to tbe With a sense of humor 'that verges on the malicious, practical jokers have been calling people on ' the phone- and asking them to identify some well-known musical selection, and then telling them they liave hospital, where she was admitted^' 0 " a ^" m of money that may^be with a fractured left jaw. several fractured ribs and a possible head injury. Receiving minor injuries in the accident was Mrs. Vera TSas- ton, 49, also of Route, 1, Box 605-V. The highway patrol, reported that in another traffic accident, which occurred at 12:20 a. m. today at the i intersection of • Webster street and ; Edison Highway, Dickie Cavallero, -25,_pfJL903 Edison Highway was injured, He was taken to Kern General Hospital, where he was, admitted with possible head injuries. His condition was reported as "fairly good.'" claimed by calling at - some local radio station. Chief Grayson said police are investigating "the calls and requested that any person receiving one to note the exact time of 6/aj' to" facilitate the tracing of the call. Woman Crash Victim Files Damage Suit • A woman'.passenger of an auto- T>_,, . ., , r _ „ mobile that rolled into a newly*™°^i n *^2 11 '- Sfl aUe "^ a ! constructed ditch today filed a $30, driver of a pjckup, which smashed into the side of a truck and trailer driven by L. B. Ermlgaret/ 24, Norwalk. Strong East Winds to SweepJFpg Away Strong east winds will sweep Bakersfield area fi-ee of low clouds Wednesday morning: and by the same token "Santa Ana" winds may be expected in the Los Angeles area, the weatherman predicted today. He said an extremely high pressure moving eastward from Washington will build up steep pressure radiant through Tehachapi pass, causing the windy relief from low-cast clouds. The outlook for Wednesday night and Thursday, is for clear and mild weather. The maximum temperature on Monday $ras 44 degrees, the minimum this morning was 39 and tbe maximum forecast'for today -was 48. 000' damage suit against the construction firm, Bechtel Brothers Me- Come Company. ' *t • Charging negligence In not setting; up barriers around the ditch, the plaintiff, . Mrs. Dorothy Krug Hughes, sets forth in the complaint that the accident occurred October 29, about 8 p. m. Her Husband, James" 1 R. Hughes, is named & a co-plaintiff .-'seeking KospitalxTcosts for the care' of 'his wife. '• . represented by Joseph 'Wpoldridge^ and claim that~the ditch; was ^located 4 ' on the north side o f the Norris, Road- Howard street intersectidn. ,~' ~ Coroner Orders'"PVbbe. of Prisoner's Decirl An autopsy in the death of "Earl French, 32, who died, apparently from natural causes, while interned at the Kern county jail, "has been ordered by Coroner Norman C, Houze,. it was reported. French's body was.found in his cell by jailer's early Monday morning.' f r . * " Lic^ifses Must vBe Ren^edly fee. 31 - AiSert Ts. J iMadden,/sup«i-V3sing H~ ;: ' quorrcojatiSjl 1 bfflceftfor. Kern county, '~- - .Vtoday/atVlsedVAll-Jjn-sale*"licensees ~ >,;;ttiaf^,they:.3nuat?fen.e}V' 1 tKelr licenses --'°':'"lenea! forms City Schools Open Safety Campaign to Stem Rising Tide of Accident! ^ With many state and local agencies and citizens groups vigorously attacking the problem of safety, a broad, program of safety education has ! been inaugurated in the Bakersfield city schools. A bulletin on the subject, addressed to all staff members, was prepared several weeks ago by R. T. Neldeffer, assistant superintendent. "It is difficult to measure ,the effectiveness of- instruction. This -is especially true in safety education," ilr. Neideffer said. "We never know how many accidents and injuries are prevented because someone has practiced safety. We do have information, however, concerning- the Increase in accidents and the prevalence of indifferent and careless attitudes in regard to safety. "We not only "must feel responsible for safety during the school year, but during the holiday and vacation periods as well." A summary of California vehicle code and city ordinances dealing with traffic, safety, has been prepared in collaboration with the police department. The traffic safety summary is to he used as text material for study in all grades, from the fourth through the eighth. After the material has been -used as a comprehension lesson in reading and as a part of th'e "social studies and safety education -courses, each'child in the five upper grades will be -given a copy to take' home for discussion with parents'and.for future reference. ~" - t - .1 •-"" " The general, course ."on safety, is• it'i*^^»*3 -tn + A 4U-. jr*,1i__ ;_''* _r_ t. . divided into the following eight.-ses- A revised city charter, witE either a strong mayor or a .strong, city manager, was recommended Monday night by Councilman Alfred Siemon in a talk before members , of * the Bakersfield Junior Chamber of Commerce and guests at the Elks Club. "At present we have a weak city manager and mayor system,". Mr., Siemon pointed out. -"The mayor is merely a figurehead 'and the city manager must bow to the whims of the City Council." ' ' • •The first thing is to revise the city charter, Mr. Siemon said, to provide for tenure of a. city manager and to include election of city coun- eilmen from, the "city at large. ."It may be necessary to pay $10,000 la year to obtain a trained city manager,' 1 Mr. Siemon stated, "but it would oe worth-it." He advised his audience to study charters of other city governments .to get ideas, and said "we-should forget our small differences and •work for the improvement of Bakersfield/' Mr. Siemon paid his respects to the late Alfred Han-ell." , Others who-, spoke briefly on the program, which was followed by open discussion, were Harold Witham and Roland Woodruff. Mr. Woodruff "explained 'parts of the city charter and Mr. Witham spoke "as a citizen of the needs of the city. ^Hugh* Sill, chamber president, presided at the meeting. The program was arranged'by the chamber's governmental ^affairs committee. Study Wages. Hours , -Employer-employe relations iii'.regard-to wages, hours, conditions and, contracts-for- 1947 were" discussed at a joint"executive meeting" o'f the boards of Retail Clerks Local No. 137 and Butchers Local No. 193 Friday night, in the Retail Clerks 'hall. ^-Because member? of the butchers and retail clerks unions do a somewhat similar service and in many instances work -in the -same markets, Thomas J.^Ott, retail clerks president, suggested that, the membership should be in closer contact with: each other in contract nego-, tiations. - ,-'*.- JEmployers have been notified that unions" wish to effect-a.roundtable discussion of employer and employe representatives withl947 l wage's, contracts and conditions on ^the agenda, before the termination of ^present contracts. •" ' Executive - board members- of the "two^ locals expressed a wish that the meeting would "be "called in. the very near future. < " Decision Expected Hearing Bureau Will Issue > "Fact Letter" to Bonafide Peddlers . . A jfiew u plan to protect the public from fly-by-night sales- .men .who are operating in increasing numbers in this area and reaping a lush-harvest from gullible house-wives was announced today by the Better Business Division .of the Greater, Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. The program, formulated to protect the public and legitimate businessmen from unscrupulous business 'methods employed by -the "gyp" type of house-to-house can» vassers, consists of a "Fact letter" issued to investigated solicitors by. the^ bureau. ~* Stressing the' slogan, "Investigate Before You. Invest," the bureau, noted that the success of'the plan" depends upon" the fulL co-operation of-every resident of the Greater Bakersfield area. ; , .-' *• '"' In a special bulletin, the" 5 ! division 1 has" explained "the working ,of fc& plan in the following manner: Plan .Described " J , "When a solicitor comes either-to your home or, your business and asks for money for magazines, vacuum, cleaners, Irish lace, aluminum utensils, Bibles, or anything similar, ask" to see his Fact Letter- fromf theJBetter Business'Division. -."If he. does-not have this Fact Letter, the ,' division would .very strongly recommend that you do not do business/with the solicitor until fie gets one. Most legitmate firms will not resent your asking for this letter,, and will be only too glad to get one. "After .you have read the ,Fact Letter, reach your own decision as to whether or not you want to do business'with the particular firm." Not Recommendation The Better Business i DivfSion stressed that the issuance of a Fact Letter to a firm is' not a recommendation, as- the Better Business Bureaus of America recommends no" one. It was pointed out that the letter is just what it says—a, statement of facts. s Faot Letters will be' issued to firm* only after they have filled out an .application for in the chamber offices, 1701 Chester avenue, and a period of seven days has elapsed In which the division can investigate in other cities where the solicitor has been. Fact Letter will be written showing the results of this' investigation, and stamped with the seal of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, in the lower left hand corner. The letter will apply only to busi- less transactions where the solid:or is offering merchandise in re:urn, for mone^-. Charity appeals are cleared through the Board of Charity Appeals. - RE-MENACES MOJAVE—An early morning fire which Sunday razed the French cafe and cocktail >..lounge-in Mo}ave, center of the eastern Kern county desert area, menaced the Kingston hotel, the com- -^munityvh.Qstelry, aud sent guests fleeing into the" stree before the blaze was controlled bv couutv and , imvaljre fighting units with" a loss estimated between $60.000 and ?G5.000. This photo shows fire at its peak in. the cafe building. (Note firemen 011 roof at extreme left.) Xeon "hotel" sign is that of the Kingston hprseshoer, charged with firsfdegree safety- through, .health, automobile driving safety (for; -upper grades), and railway safety'' - ,, ,,. The various divisions of the "safety education program are painstakingly complete. :T&e section on holiday and vacation safety for Instance," touches on the •following, possible causes «fo injury: - ., 'Dangers ^of -running" or playing with sticks and sharp objects, throwing stdne and other objects, darigers of war "games, dangers- 1 of .bicycles left in walkways, putting -away- toys and tools after-use,'broken glass, tin and other sharp obects around? the home or in the-yard, danger of.-fire,playing with, matches, climbing trees and buildings, playing'in''the streets* bicycle riding, begging^ rides, Droller skating In streets or at-street'cross- ings, danger 'hi ^handling ammunition and explosives, safety* in use^of firearms, kites .and s electric .wires, Christmas, tree decoration material, Christmas tree lightingr - defective and unregulated gas and eelctric-ap; pliances. . - i. The general regulations for traffic safety include ^information "and Jad- vice on" bicycle.riding,,rules for i>e? destrians and, the -various rules^ ana t signals fqr "driving" and parkingscare. Employes Hold Arinuil Yule i f v • _ * . "Y "-•', r, = • iish Ballroom at In traditional tribute to the Yule season, members of the_-Kern County Employes Association will hold" their annual Christmas party tonight in the Spanish ballroonv Hotel >El Tejon,- - Secrefary 'Edna, Murphy reported today. As a highlight of tha party, officers-elected for the 1947 term-will b& installed during special candlelight se"rvlces,i with Herbert Evans, park superintendent -of the JVest Side, taking" the president's' chair. He-will replace Stewart Magee, Sixth '.township justice of. the 'peace,' who served in 1 -1946} ' Other officer's to he installed are Harry Van Horn, vice-president, and Miss Murphy, secretary-treasurer, who hold -the post for her-fifth. consecutive year. Members o$ the board'jof directors who. will'be-in- stalled to office are Clint" Hart and Roy Jumper; District .-No- I; /Alton". Wilson and Frank Lotistalot, -Dis-. trict No. 2; Leon Bryson and Homer Harrison, District Ko. „ 3; ^Carmeii Tuft and John Smith, District -"No\ 4, and Earl Henry and Edna,*Ward'' District'Ko.-5j , - ;/ -, .K Donald Da'uwalder, .will ser'vi . e>~as' Installing- - officer ; assisted -hy^John, Marco as installing "marshal; ''; -- - • •, After- the ..installation" of -toffieers; 1 : entertainment improvised^bj^Sher,- iff John-Lobstalot, will be "presented"! A Chrisimas- tree." furnished"-by the county, fire department, the room. murder, in'the deatlrof a~.54-year-oia farm worker "at McFariand late in ^November, on Thursdays -, Johnson's Justice Court preliminary ^examination, was -conduced Monday afternoon, affer,' -which the judge chose to take the case under submission. • Victim of the" tavern- fracas was John H. Deneen, who" died at Kern, General'Hospital several days. after - he "was allegedly struck. " - -. i • "-,"". * ' During the examination; Wiley K. DorrisJ appeared '-for- "the defendant and David. Goldberg" and S/ B. "Gill, deputy district attorneys, represented the state.' ' , 1 " • • List of Certified Grain Growers-Ready - A "complete list of certified growers - of grain -for seed -may be obtained through the agricultural extension 1 -'service office at 2610 M street, ^according to~M. A. Lindsay, farm adviser. -, ' , r JMr.'. Lindsay ^ pointed out. that "a total of, 32;223 r acres of grain .grownl hy;360 farmers in the state had \. ibeeri' approved. The certified" crops 1- include 5 varieties, of,-barley^ 3'ofJ' pats^ 7,-of" -wheat,"'XL 5 of flax, 13. of i j •peas; and beans, "2'.Qf,,-alfalfa,.x-2 -o'f jniltf; and - 2' .Teach of .rice",-. Sudan,- La-' dinovclover; Burnett and'tall'fes- <aie?, -""'", « . .a i f • r-. Employes to Elect Retirement Chiefs County employes will go to the polls Wednesday to elect a member :o the board of retirement, County Employes Retirement Association, to 'ill the vacany of Clara Calloway, frank Wilkson, chairman, reported. tfiss Galloway's term expires January 1, 1947. Candidates seeking the post are V. Flynn Rowe, administrative assistant of Kern General "Hospital; Harold Bowhay, county fire chief, and Jeanette Miller of the county ibrary. Leo Rapp, secretary of t^e board,-stated that votes for the office vill be 'canvassed December 23. Election booths are located at the Allowing places: Courthouse, county fire department. Kern General Hospital, county jail, First Road district office at ; McFarland, Second Road district office on Wible Road, Third Road district office at California avenue and,Baker street, Fourth Road district office at Tbe Fork Taft, Stonybrook "Retreat county building. and Mojave $930,000 Kern Oil- ,* Suit Filed in L A, ' \. Suit for $930,000 damages against the Hilo Oil Company attd Harry G. Long, Dwight C. Hirsch and Willard Isaacs, alleging mishandling of Kern county oil leases, has been filed in Los Angeles by Walter Metzenbaum, San Francisco capitalist, according to the Associated Press. Metzenbaum charged the defendants failed to fulfill drilling agreements on two -Kern county parcels totaling 300 acres. m He asserted only 4 -wells had been drilled instead of 10 expected, and that they^ had failed to obtain maximum production. Metzenbaum - also claimed loss, of $100,000 through drainage of oil from other Tvells 6*n offsetting leases. Records available here revealed that the Hilo Oil Company had approximately 200 acres- in the Tejon field, and that 5 wells had been drilled. The property -was* ^transferred to tha , Ridge Oil Company "July 31, 1946. - ; Rail Schedules for Yuletide Told i, Daily schedules of special trains carrying only express and 'Christmas mail have been started through Bakersfield after a 10-day postponement due to conditions" attributed to the recent coal strike in the east, it was revealed here by Southern Pacific officials. The westbound mail and express trains out of Los Angeles have been operating for several days. Operation of the Oakland-Sacramento trains, which move through Bakersfield to Los" Angeles after being consolidated at Fresno, was started Monday. Solid cars of mail and express for Bakersfield are being dropped off here. Mail, both inbound and outbound, is being handled in tents at the north end of the Southern Pacific freight warehouse, Twenty- first and R streets. A very heavy volume of mail and express is already being handled, rail men said. The consolidated Oakland-Sacramento train averages 25 cars of mail and express, it was said. City Issues Permit foV||3,OOOStore Building permits for a $13,090 store building and two homes are among those'issued 'so far this month, Roy Hubbard, city building inspector reported. T,he store permit, which has C., P. A. approval, was igsBed to Jessie Castro .for the construction of a store at 1201-07 Twentieth street. Home permits were issued to Ed and Lola Parker for the erection of a prefabricated home at 931 Eureka street,'and to Theron Red- feapi-for a, $7248 structure at 419 Beech street, • ' D. A. V. Fights to End Tax on Veteran Autos A move by the local chapter o£ the Disabled American Veterans to have the state sales tax removed from free automobiles for \eteran amputees and to have other needed adjustments made in the government bill to make it possible for amputees to obtain properly equipped cars within the $1600 ceiling set by the bill was announced today by "adjacent to or within a reasonable distance of the factory. Citing one -recent case of : a Bale- ersfield veteran, the D. A. V. service -officer- said, the .veterans had to go to the factory to pick up his car and stand all the expenses of going to and driving the car home from the factory. If the car had been handled by a local dealer the price would have been way above George D. K. Zimmer. service of-1 the $1600 limit, he said. ficer for the Bernhard M. Jlunzer chapter. Charging that the law governing free cars for amputees is practically unworkable, Mr." Zimmer sa:<l that the difficulty is not the lack ot cars, but the fact that the" ceiling cost of $1600 will not, cover the one automobile with hydromatic drive which is ideally suited for amputee use. Costs Above Level "A stripped version of this car," Mr. Zimmer said, without radio, heater or othert* accessories, but equipped with, the' controls needed, raises the cost above the $1600 ceiling in many states which are not Mr. Zi-mmer said the present la\v. should be revised and said his organization, both nationally ami lo- caliy, would -ask the new Conttrebsi to make the necessary changes. Sales Tax Boosts Price The D. A. V. has discovered, Mr Zimmer said, that in some btates. including California, the rales tax makes the car cost above the legal ceiling. "In Ohio the sales tax is automatically cancelled on cars for amputees. If 'this can be done there, we see no ; reason why it cannot be done- in ; California and throughout the country." Kiwanians-See Color Film Sho:wnJ)y Fox Deputy Agricultural Commissioner Buford Fox showed a color motion picture, "Birds, Beasts and the Rainbow," at the Kiwanis Club luncheon Monday at.Bakei'sfield IniL He was introduced^. By ,WiIliatn- Blgar,- program chairman.'" t • The weekly attendance prize, donated" by Walter Verhaag, was won by K. R., Lewis. Luncheon guests included, Jt. JST. Mosconsi, W. W. Wells and .Elmer J.> Peery. Chamber Plans County Conference March 3 to Effect Community Needs Community needs will be studied and recommendations drafted at a countj r -wide conference schedifled tentatively-for March'3, according to agreement Breached here Monday at the weekly roundtable session of the chamber when a steering committee ^vas named-'to bracket divisions for' the?.pariey. Back at the helm of th'eV< chamber was F. JR. Kallo'ch, president,- who has just returned^from' a.;two;-inonth eastern and Canadian to.uV that covered 11,000 miles. • Back of the. epunty-wide planning meeting, wfll be the findings and studies made at 64 roundtable sessions at which community leaders have presented problems, facts and proposed solutions." .'Bill fValue In order to" reap full value from the rotindtaBle 'analyses that have touched almost every section of Kern county and -major problems connected-with its growth and development, the community needs meeting will be "used" to-synthesise information and make -recommendations tgt- future progress and planning. Typical sections with panel discussions by-selected delegates wiH be formed. Emory Gay Hoffman, secretary of i lights to the group of his transcon- the". chamber in announcing the pro-1 tinental trips. posed parley, said such topics, as oil, mining-, agriculture, industry, the Californian centenial, tourist, travel, highways ""and. transportation, sanitation and memorials will be considered. ,'.' - . Steering Committee The steering committee named included: A. L, • Trowbridge, Chester H. James, Fred 'Carlisle. Ardis Walker, Kernville"; George Sullivan, Delano; Merrfekf Creagh, Wasco; Robert , Turner, " Mojave; i Cecil Wise, Randsburg; jr. R. "Peckham, Ridgecrest; Norman Crouse, -Taft; Paul Newell, Shatter; Frank Shane, Arvin; E. J. Simonton, Tehachapi, and Alec Smith. Mr. Smith, director of "the Kern county recreation and cultural program in the county, made a brief report on what might "be included in the recreational programming. General suggestions were made by others attending on the f onn of the conference. A morning session, broken with a luricheon and then an afternoon session were outlined. The Kern chamber board of directors will meet the day following the conference to program the findings of the community needs recommendations. Mr. Kalloch gave a brief review of his,trip and presented brief high- Search Resumed for Marine Craft Coast guard and army planes today resumed an aerial search for a marine transport plane missing since' last Tuesday with 32 crewmen and passengers aboard, including Private Albert H. Stubblefield, 17, of Bakersfield, United Press reported. Sought during the past week by ground parties, the stricken plane, en route from San Diego to Seattle, todsj-y is .subject to the aerial search after clear skies settled throughout the western mountain region. Young: Stubblefield, son of Mr. and Mrs, Hugh-T. Stubblefield, 1101 Virginia street, 'who quit his senior year at' East Bakersfield High School to join the' marine corps in September, was en route to his first assignment. "United Pres.s quotes authorities as expressing fear that if the plane Is not found soon it might be cove.-ed with snow and remain undiseoVered until the spring thaw. f ,._, _ burglaries, one netting thieves some; $300 worth of. precision tools, are' *beihe -ihwstfea+eri 'hV- ?<a>o*-!ff •<. deputies, today, .it-'was-rep'ofted. ^,_Ge.orge^ Stuffledeam"; ~210'°1XL Chester -.avenuejaftold'^oMceVa his sho'p- .hadir'been -faideif late*,Moriday jiight ;and^ the 5*500' worth bfUools" cfrtloTi * ,*~ •• " • ' * j k a. — ^,df*"~. stolen. /; The * secoiiS i 'bur glary ', was- 'at GttXs : - service,' ">Taf f "Highway " . and Wible Hoa'dhe' n^ Ui*~ n]ght'jand--'stoler cash "from the till,-' ~. „' ' 'I'-'tr -•-' ,",""• -' in lies Plea J by lather of Four 'Whether .Superior. Judge Warren Stockton wilpsend Thomas Martinez, 24 : yeartold father of four children, to the: state prison -at San Quentin or give him probation, with, a one- year Kern county jail sentence, will "be determined Friday, : The judge" asked the Mexican j-outh,- who pleaded guilty of escaping" the county road camp, where he was sent for failure tp" pro vide, to write a letter to the court- explaining -what, he would do' if given probation. The youth, told, by the judge he rnight_be^sent to the state prison, wa r s,represented by John^Young. -. KEPORTS BICTCLE SIOUEX =, Henry- 'Lawson," 2303 ; " Robinson street, reported to police today: his bicycle had- been ^aken from the rack >at a. theater in East Bakersfield on' Monday. ' ,- Urban Pay Rolls Best Guarantee of farm Prosperity, Wellman Says The. best g-uarantee ^of con tinned [in agricultural prices". ".Xon-agricul- rrifmltiirnl nr/i«n#>Htir is a tiicrV, I tural nrip.fts did nnt'riicA n« mii^h Motorists This Year to Get Metal Plates" • Motorists are going to • gtt two metal license plates for their auto this year, but they may have to wait six mpjjUis. or so before actually receiving them. The state department of motor vehicles has announced that motor vehicle owners will be able to pay their fees and renew registrations beginning January 2, but plates will not be issued until a later date. The current steel shortage has been blamed for,holding up tbe production of car plates. When the plates are completed,, a pair will be mailed to each ear owner, a department spokesman said. Penalty dates will be the same as in former years, with the deadline at midnight of February 4. While it in possible to apply" for license renewal by mail, department officials .regard applications submitted in person as the more satisfactory method. Confessed Burglar Asks for Probation agricultural prosperity ,1s a high level of, employment in industry and trade, Dr/H.' Rr Wellman, director of the GianinnI Foundation of Agricultural, Economics of-the Unlver- sity.of-California, said today. ." In a,reriew of the current agricultural-situation, ItTr.' Wellman sum- marizedjthe outlook as follows: 1. Total net .farm income in the "United t. States, which' had almost trippled-'between 1940 and 1946, will likely start 'downward in 1947, The' decline, however, meed not be serious, provided ;the, npn'-agricultnral segment - of. the> "economy avoids a tail : spfn". b> ",;-'-,2> Prices _of-, agricultural products as--a.j.wbDte are much inflated. The index 3 of ^farjn^. prices as of October Pleading guilty, to burglary, Lewis Walker Gillespie, 31, this morning ' asked Superior Judge Warren Stockton to grant him probation. The judge ordered an investigation by the probation department and continued the case for three weeks. Walker admitted the burglary of Motel Alexander in -which some $80 had been stolen from the till after he had broken into-the front office. He told the judge this, was his first major offense. tural prices did not' rise as much as agricultural prices during World War H and the months immediately following. But in recent -weeks they have spurted^ upward. 4. In response to wartime demands, overall?agricultural production in this country was .increased nearly 30 per "cent. A substantial part of-this expansion will likely be permanent. , Good, markets will be required to prevent the enlarged'sup- plies from . pressing heavily -upon farm prices and returns. 5. Main reliance-for good,markets should be placed on domestic, rather than -export outlets^/' The-;size of the dome_stic" market---vyiH be determined largely by'the level of employment ,in, industry and trade. ^ r , . - Upon it mbre';than upon ar.y other; carpet Monday before Police Judge was\ 38.points'above the peak of factor depends"the prosperity of ag: Fred Xeergaard on a' bad check vvorlfl War I,- It", is not likely to j riculture.-' ~, - „ {charge and was sentenced to 90 remain : ;that high for long. i G. Farmers as a whole are in good ! days in the county jail. ^ 3: Any further substantial price i financial position to weather the re- [ The salesman is Arnold John inflation-,in*.this country will likely , adjustment' from wartime.-to peace- i OrJeman, 56, of 1913 Truxtun ave- jcome in non-agricultural rather'than, nine economy, > 'nue. Judge Puts Carpet Salesmar^on Carpet A carpet salesman was on the „ -51-, ,-r. ..

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