The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on August 25, 1944 · Page 9
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Bakersfield, California
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Friday, August 25, 1944
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PIPEFULS WITH US TODAY — U. S. Slmal corps I'hoio First Lieutenant U. E: Ailklns About 13 months ago Gene Adkins, a young econd lieutenant of the air corps, brand new wings and gold bars, came in to see me before he left for Africa. Yesterday he came in again with the silver bar > f a first lieutenant, the Air Medal and three Clusters and 13 months' experience in the Mediterranean and European combat zones. When Gene came to see me last year he was disgruntled over having to fly a four-motored job. He's •till disgruntled over that and would like to be a fighter pilot, his first and persistent love as a flier. Africa anil Germany However he has done very well for himself in heavy bombardment. After his initial assignment at Bengasi in Africa he flew to England where he participated in the first massed assault on Berlin. He made the Merlin trip three times in a Liberator and then Danzig which at the time was the longest combat n.isslon in Europe. Pas de Calais Gene is an old hand too, at bombing the Pas de Calais area where the Germans launch their robot bombs. He told me that his plane was hit several times during missions, but he was never scratched though one of his gunners was wounded in the knee. After completing his prescribed luimb.'i- of jobs, Lieutenant Adkins was sent to Ireland to act as an instructor for new flying crews. Ireland is very green and exceed- indly wet—rains most of the time and to a Bakersfield boy it was a pretty gloomy environment. Dodges Bombs On a leave in London not so long ago Gene spent three days dodging robot bombs—they're bad business too. When Gene once visited Captain Ernie McMahon. Bakersfield fighter pilot killed in a plane crash, he offered to trade his Lib, erator for Ernie's fighter plane, Imt he said Ernie turned him • down. German pilots, Gene says, are very good and courageous though they usually do not go into action unless they have a pretty good edge. German aerial equipment is excellent too. he told me. When ,Gene came home he made the trip from England, leaving Wednesday at noon, to Bakersfield by Saturday. "I believe", Gene said, ''that the .ill-plane is here to stay". Will Visit Brother After visiting his parents here he will spend a week with Captain Ed Adkins, his famous brother, one of the best pilots of the early days in the southwest Pacific. Ed Is now a test pilot at San Bernardino. Temporarily assigned to Santa Monica, redistribution center, Gene still has a hankering to get into a fighter outfit. Valley Farmers Get Weather Forecast The weather forecast for the farmers of the southern San Joaquin valley, as prepared by the United States weather bureau in co-operation with the Kern county farm adviser's office of the agricultural extension eervice is reported to be: "Relatively cooler today with a minimum; tonight of 68 degrees, •which is unsatisfactory weather for the rapid development of Kern county's cotton crop. The temperature today is expected to be approximately 90 degrees, which is about the same as yesterday. An increase in temperature is expected by the first of the week with 95 degrees Saturday, and 98 Sunday. The grain and livestock men with ranges should be on the look out for fires as the humidity will be as low as 15 per cent, presenting a bad fire hazard condition-" Condition of Boy Hurt in* Explosion Improves The condition of David Ammerman, 8-year-old son of Wlndell Ammerman of Callente, who injured his left hand when a dynamite cap with which he was playing Wednesday exploded, was pronounced "satisfactory" today by attaches at Kern General Hospital where the boy was taken. Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes See Our Monument Display Near the Office Phone 7-7185 Dr. F. A. Ross, Long Beach. Business. Hotel K\ Tejon. Mrs. Helen I). U'eyhgandt. Hammond. Ind. Visiting. Hotel El Tejon. Mark R. Tyson. Los Angeles. Business. Traveler's motel. Mrs. R. E. Kisein, Louisville, Ky. Visiting. Porterfield hotel. Mr. and Mrs. M. Harris, Lompoc. Business. Porterfield hotel. CATTLE KILLING RULES STRESSED FARMERS MUST FOLLOW OPA REGULATIONS Although a farmer is in no way restricted as to the number of cattle he may slaughter, regulations regarding grading and the collection of ration points still apply, according to the regulations recently reviewed in a statement by II. T. Strong, assistant farm adviser. The farmer may slaughter and deliver meat from any number of livestock owned by him without a license or permit. He is not required to make any report to the federal government. Must Follow Regulations He must follow OPA regulations for grading meat or accept a price of 12',L> cents per 100 pounds below ceiling prices. Kern county housewives may purchase cast iron cooking ware again as a result of the release of iron last fall to the manufacturers of cooking utensils, the War Production Board announced today. Iron Not Seasoned Before the war. most cast iron cooking ware was seasoned at the factory, now, however, because of the shortage of labor, the iron utensils must be seasoned at home. The direction given by the USDA are to season new cast iron kettles o- pans by rubbing the inside with sc.ue vm- salted fat; such as vegetable oil, suet or lard. Then heat the utensil several hours over low heat on top of the stove or in the oven. This is to be repeated the following day. For the first few times, cook only fresh meat or bread in the utensil, the WPB said. According to Vard M. Shepard, extension specialist in animal husbandry, and extension specialist in marketing, at the University o California, feed supplies are short in relation to livestock numbers. Mr Shepard also said that cattle nurn bers should be decreased and ol< breeding cows culled and marketet now. Hogs should be increased onls where cheap feed or by-products are available, as hog ratio will not pel mit expansion if much feed is pur chased. The agriculture specialist stated that sheep numbers are to be maintained. Make Housing Plans Farmers should make plans foi housing farm labor well in advance Arthur Shultis, extension specialist in farm management said today. "Priorities and allocation of critical materials are obtainable for this purpose, though the materials themselves may be hard to find,' Mr. Shultis said. California's cotton crop for 1944 is expected to be larger than in 1!)43, while the national production will be smaller, states Marc A. Lindsay, farm adviser. A crop of 350,000 bales from 301,000 acres is estimated for the state by the California Crop and Livestock Reporting service. With a favorable fall, growers expect a good crop in spite of the late start because of late spring rains, winds at planting time, and cool weather until late June. BAKERSFJELD, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 16 CHAIRMAN—Wiley C. Don-is, local attorney, Is chairman of the meeting of Kern Democrats to he held tonight at the courthouse for the purpose of organizing support for President Roosevelt. CHURCHILL, POPE TALK OPINIONS AUTHORITY AGREES WAR GUILTY PENALTIES JUST ROME, Aug. 25. (UR)—Vatican sources reported today that Pope Pius XII had informed Prime Minister Winston Churchill during a 45- minute conversation Wednesday that the church recognizes the justice of punishing war criminals. The Pope, however, was said to have expressed the hope that punishment would not be extended to the people of Italy, which he suggested should be made a full ally with other United Nations. The church's attitude toward war criminals was among many important international subjects discussed by the Pope and the British prime minister at the Vatican, informed quarters said. These sources, expressing belief that the conference tended to increase the church's influence in world affairs, pointed out that the nature of subjects had emphasized that Churchill's visit to the Vatican was not just a courtesy call. The Pope was said to have 'expressed keen concern over forthcoming peace terms and urged Churchill, when he is at the peace conference, to consider the principle of nationalities on the contention that nationalities do not die. Informed quarters said the Pope also spoke lengthily in favor of Poland and pointed out that the Poles had mado terrible sacrifices duri-ng the entire war. Meantime, it was announced at the Vatican that the Pope will make a world-wide radio broadcast September 1 on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the outbreak of \yar in Europe. Brother of Adopted Son of Movie Star in City Severe housing shortage, which made it necessary for his family of five to live in one small room in Stockton, has forced 15-year-old Billy Devirie to leave his parents and come to live with his stepsister, Mrs. Burrell Howard Frye, of Casa Loma Acres. His brother, Burrell Howard Devine, 8, was recently adopted by Hollywood motion picture actor, Lon Chaney. Remaining in the Stockton one room apartment are the cjiil- dren's ^parents and one sister, CAMERA CLl H MEETING Tejon Camera club will meet Monday at 8 p. m. at the home of Ed Darrow, 501 Magnolia street. Competition pictures on architecture will be exhibited COMMITTEE MEMBER—Member of the Kern County Democratic Central Committee, which will be organized at a meeting of Kern Democrats tonight is S. Talum, oil r Aerator. Rally Set to Organize F. R. Support PLANS TO BE MADE FOR HOUSE-TO-HOUSE CANVASS IN CITY Representative of business, agriculture and labor from all parts of Kern county will meet at 8 o'clock tonight in the courthouse in a rally to organize support for President Roosevelt in the coming election. Wiley C. Dorris, chairman of the meeting and prominent Bakersfield attorney, said "plans will be made to send a group of workers out into the county to seek out the persons who remember the days of 'two chickens in every pot' and the poverty that went with them." Plans for the meeting tonight, to which the public is invited, include organization of the Democratic, central committee, meeting in the courthouse August 28. Others of the committee include S. Tatum, oil operator, Joseph Lewis, representing agricultural workers, and business leaders. The meeting, at which several hundred persons are expected will include discussion of Kern county's postwar problems and the part the Democratic administration will take in their sohition. Out of 50,000 voters in Kern county, it was said yesterday, approximately 18.000 in Bakersfield comprise the persons who will be included in the block-to-block canvass, for which plans will be made at the meeting., "One of our aims," Dorris said, "Is to bring out the people who live in the out-lying parts of Kern county, the farm workers, the colored, the rich farmer, and so forth, as well as the city worker. "We just want the people to vote* he concluded. Dorris said a block-to-block canvass would be made to determine the exact number of Democrats in the county and that plans made tonight would be placed before the Democratic Central Committee of Kern County at a meeting in the courthouse August 28. Food Fair Exhibits Wide Variety Will Be Offered at Event If present indications arc any criterion, exhibits at the 1944 Victory Food Fair to be held at the Kern County Fairgrounds next month, will be bigger and better than ever before. This was the report from Jim Callagy, secretary-manager of the fair, today, following n review of completed and nu- ticiputod entries. "We expect a wide variety of exhibits, ranging from war service activities to previews of postwar merchandise and commercial equipment." he declared. "And at the same time, we are looking forward to special community exhibits from tho major cities in the county." Dtan Pleper. in charge of exhibits and entertainment in the building, reported that the interior of the structure will be ready for use during the early part of September. At tbe present time the building is being used for the storage of paper collected in the recent paper salvage campaign but will be in shape shortly to receive exhibits and other materials. Ample Spare Ample show space is still available to prospective exhibitors at the present time. Callagy said. Blueprints of space not yet committed are available at 16fii> Chester avenue, and at the Bakerstield Chamber of Commerce, 3701 Chester avenue. Callagy urged, however, that prospective exhibitors make arrangements for their space as soon as possible. In order to avoid possible disappointment later on. Special Events /V number of special entertainment features are being arranged during the four days of the fair. Band oncerts featuring bands from local and nearby military installations have been tentatively docketed and efforts are being made to complete this portion of the entertainment prior tn the end of this month. A "G. I." bathing beauty contest is tentatively slated for Friday evening. September 22. A number of other special features are being considered, Callagy said. Rogers Takes Target Role to Locate Enemy WASHINGTON, Aug. 25. OP)— Drawing the enemy's fire in France so that his colleagues may blast positions thus exposed is the self- chosen job of Second Lieutenant Will Rogers. Jr., who resigned as representative of California's Sixteenth District last May to resume active military service. Aides in his former congressional office received this telegram today from Rogers' wife in Beverly Hills, Calif. "Bill is in France with a tank destroyer battalion. He is In charge of a scouting platoon which goes ahead into mine fields and his job is to draw enemy fire so that tank destroyers and artillery can fire on the Germans who are firing on his platoon. He requested this duty." Security Cards Not Used for Age Proof Although minors drinking in bars are apprehended constantly by state board of equalization officers In Kern county, none has been found trying to use a social security card as proof of legal age. according to A. S. Madden, supervising liquor control officer. On the whole, bartenders are careful about whom they serve, he ex plained but added that ohe place, the Eagle Cafe, run by Manuel Arvizu, is under suspended license and four others are scheduled for hearing's on charges of serving minors. 88 ELK HILLS—Banners flying in the breeze, the tanker ship Elk Hills la shown on the waters of San Francisco bay after launching on August 22 at Marlnship in Bauaalito. This picture shown the graceful lines of the permanent-design ship, .which is 523 feet long, of 140,000 barrel capacity, and powered by a 8250 horsepower turbo-electric motor. INDOORS CLL'll HEAD—Mrs. Queenie Mehville, director of activities for the National Indoor Sports Club, visited in Hakei sl'ield recently in the interest of establishing a club for the "shut ins" in this area. Head of National Indoors Club Visits Kern Officials MRS. QUEENIE MELVILLE, INVALID FOR 8 YEARS, SEEKS TO ESTABLISH CLUB FOR LOCAL "SHUT-INS" 28,000 Pupils Expected at Kern Schools City Elementary, High Schools Will Reopen September 5, Other County Institutions Set to Resume Classes September 11, Report Shows Approximately 2X.OOO hoys and girls will inarch in the army of future opportunity when Kern county schools reopen for the fall term on September 5 and 11, when 70 or more districts will have classrooms waiting. First school in the county to resume classes, Indian School reopened on August 21 and some of the smaller districts were CAnLEMENlCK ELLIOTT PLAN to M. (.f By MAK "To be busy and happy is to live" is the philosophy of Mrs. Queenle Melville, of Long Reach, for eight years an invalid, who although she has never left a wheelchair during that time, has directed activities of the National Indoors Club for the physically handicapped as national social welfare chairman. A visitor in Bakersfield this week as the guest of Airs. W. G. .Shephard. 1804 Lake street, she made a special trip to the county board of supervisors and to the city council to acquaint both bodies with the work of the Indoors club in behalf of the "physically handicapped and in support of n pension plan. Formation of an Indoor Sports Club for Bakersfield is her immediate ambition. Mrs. Melville says that all details of the proposed legislation have not as yet been worked out but that the dependent, handicapped person should not be committed to institution care any more than the dependent aged- "• "I am more fortunate than most physically handicapped persons, for I do not need a pension as my son cares for me," said Mrs. Melville, who believes that the indoor sports club has done much for the mental readjustment of the physically handicapped. Active in Service Work "I bad been an invalid for 5 years before I joined the club. I was hurt in an automobile accident and before then I had been an active woman, taking part in P. T. A., civic affairs and Red Cross, doing earthquake relief work. I thought my life had fallen to pieces. But I had still a greater loss to face when three years ago my husband died. "It has been hard for me to readjust to tbe life of an invalid, but I have found that being shut in leads to morbid and unhappy thoughts. Since I joined tho 'Indoor Sports Club,' I have found others are worse off than I am and I have been able to be useful and happy in the club work." Mrs. Melville says that a meeting of the Indoor Sports Club is one of the most interesting things in the world with the members, coming in wheel chairs, ambulances, on crutches, and being led by other persons. . Never Talk of Ailments They converse, but one rule of the club is that "We never talk about our ailment" and how we suffer," smiled Mrs. Melville who told the story of two girls, both members of the club, who had been victims of infantile paralysis, both ambulatory on crutches who had fallen and broken their legs, and after having been to the same Jiospitals and doctors, never knew it until one girl casually men ; tioned her doctor's name. Mrs. Melville, believes that many so-called normal persons could learn lessons from the invalids of the Indoor Sports Club who have valiantly made up their minds to shut away the "shut in" attitude toward life. She credits G. Allison Phillips, radio commentator, with originating the club through his radio program for "shut-ins" that he changed to a program for the "Indoor Club." Programs The members, at their regular meetings enjoy programs, entertainers and refreshments and are proud and grateful to the "Good Sports," the physically unhandi- capped who help with the meetings. Tying of quilts, making of fancy work, table games and other activities go forward as well as arts and crafts. The invalids with electric wheel chairs are the committees that go calling on those confined to bed that are unable to be moved. Mrs. Melville believes that the S.UNDERS club will have much to offer to the returned physically handicapped servicemen. "Our club has made us important and it will make them important." Mrs. Melville quoted from a recent, article written by Ruth Weston. editor of the club's bulletin. This is tho i ragraph Mrs. Melville points to with pride: "Our club has made over completely the lives of hundreds of what used to be called 'shut ins.' It was no quick miracle. It did take time. It was the association with those also handicapped, the swapping of ideas, the doing for each other,.the conducting of our own affairs as though we were not handicapped. We proved that many a. handicapper wins the race." Indoor Sports Code The official Indoor Sports code is "Never martyrdom shall 1 seek: never sarcasm shall I speak; never ingratitude shall I show; never discontented shall I grow; never sympathy shall I desire; never self-pity shall I acquire: never unhappiness shall 1 spread: never tears of remorse shall I shed; never sorrow shall I sing; never to selfishness shall I cling; never criticism shall 1 write; never of Cud shall I lose sight." Anyone interested in forming a club in Bakersfield is asked to communicate with Mrs. Melville at the Shepard home or to write to Mrs. Melville at 2430 Seabrlght avenue, Long Beach. Deputy Sheriff Jensen Admitted to Hospital Following several day's Illness In his home, Deputy Sheriff Achton Jensen was adrnitcd to Kern General Hospital yesterday at 4 p. m. for treatment and observation, the sheriff's office reported this morning. While Deputy Jensen Is not in a serious condition, it is expected that he will remain in the hospital for several days. expecting to open around the same date, but have not as yot reported openings. Bakerstield city schools will reopen on September 5 along with high schools of the Kern ("'utility 1'nion Ilicli Sciionl t'.'. .rid including liakerslield and Kast ISak- j orsfield high schools. Jicconliiif: dates nil lile in the office- of Lei Hart, county superintendent schools. 20.000 Klemi-ntiiry Students It is expected that approximately -H.Oiiii boys and girls will enter the portals of elementary schmi! nf the comity and liini) will be registered in high school classes. Registrations in the junior colleges are nut ex- poclorl to go above LTpii while the kindergarten enrollment is really the "$l>4" question in school records. A total of llT.'i little folk embarked on school careers last year and a bumper crop of babies of the war period is not expected to affect the school entrances as yet. Newcomers to Kern county with small children of school age may swell the enrollment records in practically all areas, particularly during the cotton picking period which is reported to begin late this year and late picking will hold migratory families here for most of the fall term. Schools Opening Schools throughout the county reported to be opening on September f> are Arvin. Heardsley. Frultvale. Greenfield. Lebec, Maple. McFarland. Mount Owen. Norris, Poso Plat, nandsburg. Ilk-bland, Rosedale and Shafter. Caliento grammer school and Te- haehapi and Wasco L'nion High schools were reported to begin on September 4. Schools listing opening dales on September 11 are: Aztec. Delano, Elk Hills. Fairfax. Johannesburg. Keene. Kernville, Lost Hills. Marieopa. Mojave. Mount View, Muroc. 'Gephart, Pershiug, Red Mock, Rio Bravo, Ruckplle. South Kern T'nion, South Fork Union. , PEACE OFFICERS HOLD BARBECUE KERN OFFICERS WILL HAVE ANNUAL FEAST GROUP OPPOSES 160 ACRE RESTRICTION Endorsing tho Elliott amendment opposing the liifl-acre restriction affecting tho Central Valley Water Project and a resolution to this effect already passed by the California Farm Bureau Federation, the board | of directors of the California Cattle, men's Association today were on rec- ] ord as opposing the acreage restriction for the valley project. Hearings on the application of the t'nited States reclamation laws to \ the C. V. P. and the Elliott amend- 1 ment. negating -he 160-aere restriction on farms receiving water were conducted by two Senate sub-committees headed by Senator Sheridan Downey in Sacramento, Hanford, Fresno, and on July 2S, in Bakersfield. Standard Time The board also passed resolutions urging Congress to prevent further federal acquisition of land and to oppose granting of air transport rights to railroads. Another resolution urged President Roosevelt to restore "standard time." In endorsing the Farm Bureau Federation's resolution, the board commended the federation for its "valuable service to agriculture" in opposing acreage restrictions. "We regard the imposition of acreage restrictions tinder the Central Valleys Reclamation Project as being inequitable, economically and practically unsound, conflacatory and socialistic in nature," the Cattlemen's resolution said. The board declared continued absence of vast areas from tax rolls was restricting functions of county and state governments and urged restoring of all lands to tax rolls "as rapidly as practical procedure will permit." Preference to Former Owners In returning publicly-held lands to private ownership, the board urged Congress to give preference to former owners of such lands or their sucessors in Interest. The board opposed extension of railroad rights which would permit railroads to engage in other forms of transportation such as motor vehicle, water, air transport and pipeline, holding that this would result in a monopoly of transportation. The board held, in urging re-establishment of standard time that "war time" resulted in "disadvantages, confusion, inconvenience and actual loss of time needed in agricultural production." Boy, Mother File Suit Against Black Company Bradford Shinn. a minor, and his mother, Mrs. Laura .Shinn. have filed a suit In the office of the county clerk naming the Black Company and John Doe One and John Doe Two as the defendants asking for $"1(1.11011 in damages for the son and $7500 for the mother. Tbe damages are asked because of injuries suffered by the boy in an accident in which Jules Richard was asserted to have driven a Studebaker coupe In a negligent manner, causing injuries that are alleged to be permanently disabling to the youth, and for medical and hospital care. M. A. Marmaduke Taken to L. A. Hospital M. A. Marmaduke, Bakersfield city councilman, stricken with illness more than a. week ago. was removed to a Los Angeles hospital this morning by ambulance from the San Joaquin Hospital. Mr. Marmaduke was unable to attend the last meeting of the City Council because of bis illness. CTSTODIAN RESIGNS Mrs. Km ma. Howell, custodian of the Lost Mills library, 1ms resigned this position because the family Is removing its residence from that area. Examinations were, conducted at Lost Hills today for tbe purpose of naming a new custodian. What appears to be the budding forth of the newest institution in the county stepped abroad last night as tho peace officers of Kern county mel at Kern River Park to make merry in the spirit of an old-fashioned barbecue. More than 7iiO adults partook of the feast and tots were so numerous j that no one bothered to count them. The barbecue was prepared by Charlie Castro and the music was furnished by the "Jive Bombers" from Minter Field.. The event, sponsored by Sheriff John Loustalot's organization of auxiliary deputies, was a highlight in the annals of Kern officer entertainment, and Sheriff Loustalot said today that, although this is the first occasion of Its kind In the organization, it Is hoped that a permanent setup will be effected to establish the feast as an annual affair. Attending were members of the sheriff's force and auxiliary; highway patrol and patrol auxiliary, police force of the county and their auxiliaries, magistrates and all other peace officer units and their families. A meeting will be held in the not distant future to elect permanent officers to supervise the annual barbecues as an organization, Sheriff Loustalot said today. 60 Children Attend Weekly Story Hour With the return of E. E. Woods to "Clover Semilelka." "The Funny j llis '"'*' u - s fil '° chief of the Bakers- Thing," and "Drakestale," were the ' fi( ' 1(1 til ' p department, after a six stories told to 00 children during the I month's leave of absence September weekly story hour from 10 to 11 I 1 - Present chief. B. F. Kimery will a. m. Thursday at the Oildale branch ! assume the duties of deputy chief. Alta Sierra Cabin Destroyed by Fire Tburman Wood, 6, son of O. E. Wood of McFarland. burned his left leg Thursday at 1:15 p. in. while in an Alta Sierra cabin which was destroyed by flames, causing $600 damage, according ;o the Sequoia National Forest ranger's office. The boy was taken to Mercy Hospital by Bakersfield Ambulance Company. Fire in the cabin, on the ranch of R. Ci. Kirkpatrick. was started when someone attempted to build a fire in a stove with gasoline. Coming to the aid of the forest service firemen were E. H. Dumke, superintendent of Kern County Park, and a crew from Camp Owens. B. F. Kimery Named Deputy Fire Chief library, according to Miss Ardis Huts, librarian. Miss Hula said that "Clever Semi- letka" is the story of a small Rus sian girl and that "Drakestale" is about a clever duck. Next week's story hour will be tho last one of the summer, the librarian stated. LAUNCHING PART¥— Residents of Kern county who attended the launching ot the SS Elk Hills, tanker launched at Marinshlp In Saunallto on August 2'2, are shown grouped about Mrs. S. T. Davidson, sponsor (holding flowers). Mit. Davidson, whose husband is general superintendent of the plant division at the San Francisco bay shipyard, was selected as sponsor in conformance with Marinship custom of paying tribute through sponsorship to the men who have built the ships. Current deputy chief, is L. R. Muller who will probably be assigned the rank of captain or be put in charge of a fire alarm system, Deputy Chief Kimery stated. For the past six monts. Chief Woods has been associated with C. W. Hartman in the sand and gravel business. Lieutenant P. C. Pifer, formerly department head, has been in the coast guard for a year and one-half. Local R.O.T.C. Head at Training Camp Major Arthur V. Shearer, cadet instructor at Bakerst'ield High School, is receiving a week's instruction in military training and tactics at Fort Cronkhite, Calif., according to word received today from General Ray W. Hays, adjutant general. Major Shearer is among 37 selected members of high school faculties throughout California who are learning new training tactics so that they may better command their California high school cadet units. General Hays is the present director of the cadet commandants' program and will officiate at their graduation ceremonies Saturday. SEEK WAREHOUSEMAN Police headquarters today •OUgM :o learn the whereabout of H»rry-P. Brazie. of Los Angeles, who is reported 10 have come to Bakertifleld ir environs around August 23 to work as a warehouseman for an oil company. 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