The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on August 26, 1944 · Page 7
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Bakersfield, California
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Saturday, August 26, 1944
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DAY (Saturday, August 2(1. 1044) Olen F. Woods I wanted a. pict urc of plon Woods to head this column. 1 asked him if he could wulk upstairs to the studio, or, if he did not feel equal to the climb we could "shoot" him with a graphic. "Su re 1 ca n go up," he. sa id, "I'm all right." At An/to He insisted on climbing the stairs. At Anzio beachhead, where he served from January 23 to March 1, in one of the closest approximations to a man-made hell in tliis war, he suffered 28 wounds ivhen a big shell exploded near nim. Fifteen of those wounds wore very serious. They nre still operating on him at the Modesto Hospital, but he's well enough to get home and around again on a short leave while ho visits hi.s older brother here, Herbert Woods, who raised him as a kid. Africa, Italy Olen Woods has done his fighting the hard way, in the infantry. He volunteered December 2. 1940. On November 8. ho went into the African invasion and then the whole show from then on until March 1, wlien he became a sieve after a big she'd ripped him up with its metal fragments. From An'/.lo, Glen wont to a hospital ship on March 11. and then by boat to the United States. He was evacuated from the east by piano to the Modesto Hospital. The Germans are hard, tough fighters and while he clung to the beachhead at Anxio he lost all illusions about war, but found one of the greatest realities of life. He can look any rran in the eye. Life can't hold anything tougher for him than the ordeal he has been through and he came out of it a. man! "Dutch" Williams Many a Bakersfield fisherman who has gone into the Sierra from Vaeco's station will remember Shelby "Dutch" Williams, whose sister, Mrs. W. C. Wallingford. lives here at 2202 Milvia street. "Dutch" Is now a sergeant with the air force of General Claire Chennault in China and to my notion that's tops. He went to China after service in Africa and India. His friends of those fishing days in the Sierra will-wish him Godspeed. Ous Pappus Gus Pappus, wounded in the action with the marines when shrapnel fragments got him in the neck, is reported to be recovering and impatient to get back on active duty. Corporal Kenneth Stoddard, and Eddie Evans, of the marines nnd this city, were in the same fight and ca:ne through okeh. Harry Sraroni First Lieutenant Harry Rcaroni. Jr., whose home is In Wsiseo, now has a top assignment with that elite outfit of aviators, the Twentieth Air Force, ihc B-29 Super- forts. He's a navigator and was probably on the recent raid which smashed a Japanese industrial area. He obtained fine experience and became an outstanding navigator during his submarine patrols in the Caribbean. Dewey Keeil An instructor in a machlnegun school at Camp J''indleton, Oceanside, is Marine Sergeant Dewey O. Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Reed, 336 Harding street. Sergeant Reed 'iaU active service at Pearl Harbor and the south Pacific. His wife lives in San Biego. Hill Perry Corporal Bill Perry, veteran of the campaigns in Africa, Sicily and now France where he has served throughout with General tatton, recently had his third tank knocked out from under him when he hit a land mine. He came through it without injury and writes home that there is nothing much to write about! • He holds the Silver Star for gallantry in action in Africa. That kid is BO modest that it's almost painful. Hia brother, First Lieutenant Bob Perry, bomber pilot, is expected home one of these days on leave after completing his missions over Germany and France, Prehoda Decorated Edwin F. Prehoda, chief boat- B\v*in's mate with the navy, has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his courageous work in keeping the airstrip at Bougainville repaired while it received 75 hlt« from Japanese artillery. • Admiral W. F. Halsey has signed his citation. Corrections Corrections: The correct spelling of the name of the boy who fought so well with the airborne troops at Normandy should be: Vernon L,. McQueen, 311 Douglas street. Another correction: It should have been Bob Lane's champion softball team at New Caledonia and r-ot Glen Itodgers team. Thanks. g Girl Injured When Ijome Swing Falls Donna Ann Waller, 11, of 420 A street injured her hip severely when tfee iron pole of an improvised swin on which she was playing while taking care of a neighbor's 3-yenr-old child, at 420 A street, broke and fell on her, according to of fie la Is at Mercy Hospital where the child is being treated. The swing was attached to a rusted clothes pole which broke loose from anchoring concrete, according to the child's father, Raymond Waller, LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 1944 Kovacevich Announces Petitions Are Circulating to Clear Up Uncertainty Which Is Crippling Vital Food Industry Because Ilic Office of Price Administration and the War Foods Administration have failed to establish a revised ceiling price on wine, Kern county grape growers arc sending a petition to Washington, D, C., demanding a wine ceiling price to be established and the grape growers he told exactly what the government expects of them, according to John J. POSTAL RECEIPTS JUMP HERE TROWBRIDGE REPORTS HIGH BUSINESS TREND Mr. there Kovacevich 400 The increase in postal receipts in the history of the Bakersfield post office is announced by Postmaster .lorry Shields, who reports a. $51,000 increase for the first six months of 1JM4. The statement was issued to A. L. Trowbridgp, ch:ilrmfln of tho Kern County Chamber of Commerce industrial council, which is assembling 1 a resume of Kern county business indices. Annual increases in postal receipts have been averaging between JL'5.000 and $40.000. according 1 to H. C. Van Dusen, assistant postmaster, who assisted with the compilation of figures, therefore the increase of approximately $51,000 during the first six months of this year is outstanding- Last year the Bakersfiold postal receipts were $248,SOS.37; for the first six months of 1944 the total for the local post office'wus $299.214.30. Checking the month of June alone, an increase of approximately $15,000 over the receipts of June, IJM.'i. is tabulated. During June. 1943, the post office receipts in Bakerst'ield were $33.1*40: during the same period in 11»44 the total xvas $48,143. Comparisons for the month of July were as follows: July, 1943. $38,787.52 at the local office, and this year's total was $41,507.91. Postal receipts, which are being compiled from all post offices in the county by the industrial unit, show a marked increase over those of 1943. The latest post office to be added to Kern county's total of 45 was DiGiorgio. which received post office rating within the past three- months, _ — _ -_ ~t i - i • •—»u r " • "^^^ ^ ••fcj • •• * Rising Temperature Seen forj(a|ley Area The weather forecast for the farmers of the southern Sun Joaquin valley, as prepared by the United Stare* Weather Bureau in co-operation with I he Kern county /arm adviser's office of the agricultural extension service is reported lo be: "ttising temper-autres for the next three days, reading an estimated temperature of 97 today and 103 on Sunday and Monday. These temperatures will aid the cotton grower in maturing his crop, providing he can supply sufficient irrigation water which is required during a high temperature and low humidity weather condition. The humidity is expected to be as low as 15 per cent. Vnra- tionists nnd those traveling on the highways during the week end should recognize that Saturday, Sunday and Monday are hazardous fire weather conditions. The Kern county fire department and the agricultural extension service urge that everyone keep a sharp lookout for fires during the next three days, reporting the same to the Kern county fire department upon first sight. The highest temperature yesterday was 93 degrees. Variety Show Will Be on Air Saturday The USO Variety Show will be on the air again Saturday from 8:lii to » p. m. over KERN with Corporal Hoy Larson and his M inter Field Skyliners and vocalist Alva Mae Gribblo, providing music for the program and Jules Bevnhardt. URO director, presenting USO highlights of the week. The broadcast Is produced by Allen LeVine, of KERN and the Skyliners will appear through the courtesy of Chief Warrant Officer Harold Hines of Minter Field. Comments on the program, second in a series, will he welcome, Mr. Bern hard t announced, adding that listeners may phone KERN with criticisms or bouquets. He also expressed his appreciation to the station for donating the radio time to the I'SO, NIPS REPORT HARDSHIPS NEW YORK, Aug. 26. UP)— A report of the hardships of the Japanese armed forces on the isolated naval base at Truk in the central Carolines, was given to the people of Japan in a Tokyo broadcast, reported today by United States government monitors. Undersheriff Jensen Reported Improving The condition of Undersheriff Achlon Jensen, who was admitted to Kern General Hospital Thursday for treatment and observation, following a brief Illness, was reported today to be "not serious." It Is expected that he will he dismissed within a few days, with only a brief interruption of his official duties. TO TRAIN BOND SELLERS WASHINGTON. Aug. 26. Three experts from the treasury's war finance division have been sent to Prance to train finance officers of the army in bond selling- technique, the treasury said today. WITH US TODAY H. B. Gobble. Chicago. 111. Business. Padre hotel. Dr. iinil Mrs. Donald Mayer, Edmonds. Wash. Business. takers- field Inn. Mr. ami Mrs. A. R. Smith, Los Angeles. Visiting. Hotel El Tejon. Mr. and Mrs. C. \. Spirer, bos Angeles. Visiting. Hotel El Tejon. Miss Wilma (turner, Randsburg, Mo. Visiting. Hotel El Tejon. Kovacevich, Arvin fruit distributor. said that i are 4uu of these petitions circulating throughout the entire slate of California. Hast..n states have had very few Rrape shipments from California, tin* fruit distributor said, because I he growers of this state cannot market: their crops intelligently without knowing the wishes of the government nor tho ceiling 1 on wine. Vintners will not buy from the growers as they havo no idea what' their resale price ceilings will be und the table grape shippers cannot buy from growers because the latter are awaiting a pi-ire decision by both vintners and grape shippers, Mr. Kovacovich stated. Petitioners usk the dehydrators be allowed a maximum season's opera- lions, that the ceilings be announced for f. n, 1). juice grapes for shipping and that a reiling price not be applied directly to any grape owner. They also wish that Thompson seed-' less grapes grown by a producer who submits evidence of having sold, in 3941, his Thompson seedless grapes for fresh shipment or having packed and shipped such grapes himself, be released from the War Food order 17, amendment G. Any change in this order would not materially effect the drying program in the Arvin or Edison district now, as the grapes in that section are already too ripe for shipping and are drying on trays. The grape shippers wish to ship their Thompsons tlic same as in 1941. Mr. Kovacevich declared that since fall rainy ruin the grape crop for anything other than wineries, the growers will be lucky to get $60 a ton, when previously $100 was paid, if the government delays further in issuing- a wine price ceiling. BLAZE DESTROYS HOME AT CAMP SPOT FIRES EXTINGUISHED IN ALTA SIERRA REGION A home in the government migratory camp north of Shatter, at Merced avenue and Santa Fe Way was completely destroyed by fire Friday at 11:12 a. m. causing a loss of $500 to occupant AY. F. Me Williams, whose personal belongings were burned and $2500 to the United States Housing Authority, according: to the county fire department. Cause of the flames is said to be an over heated electric iron. Spot Fires 'Burning shingles from the cabin fire in Alta Sierra Thursday at. 1:15 p. m. started several spot fires within a radius of 500 yards before noon yesterday, according to the Sequoia National Forest Service. Hand equipment was used to put out the flames. Condition of Thurman Wood. 8-year-old son of O. 1C. Wood of Mo Farland, who was injured in the house fire, wa« reported In fairly good condition at Mercy Hospital today. A defective lamp cord in the living room caused a fire which destroyed $250 worth of furniture and other belongings in the home of 15. Sauza, 2528 L street Saturday at 4:30 a. m., according to the Bakersfield fire department. Burn* Car Tn an effort to find her ration book which had slipped between the cushion and the back of the seat in her car, Mrs. Paul K. Lehr, struck a match which accidently set fire to the upholstery of the automobile, doing $20 worth of damage Friday at 3:38 p, m. in front of her home, 1!50S 7_,a Siesta Drive. Mrs. Lehr saved those ration books. Lions Club Slates Picnic at Kern Park Lions Club members and their guests, which include more than 25 L'0-;io Club members, will picnic August 27 at their annual outing at Kern River Park, according to Fitzhugh Parker, chairman of the picnic committee. Morning will be devoted to swimming and water exhibitions, beginning at 11 o'clock, while afternoon activities will include a baseball game between the Lions team and Boy Scout Troop 4, as well as egg. throwing contests and sack races. Maurice St. Clair and Henry Mr- Culien will barbecue shortribs and preside at the lemonnde barrel during mealtime, beginning at 1:30 p. m. "Mom" Atwater Aids USD Junior Hostesses Slaff Aide Mrs. Dora Atwater, affectionately known as to habituees of the Bak- USO, came to the aid of her "daughters," Wanda Tult'/. "Morn," ersfield one of hostess, junior 2029 Seventeenth street recently when .she gave the girl a blood transfusion at Mercy Hospital. Miss Fultz, who left the hospital a few hours after t he transfusion, reported that she was feeling fine. TO LIST SURPLUS FOODS WASHINGTON, Aug. 26. Senator Pepper (D-Fla.), proposed today — and the Senate accepted — a plan whereby the government would print and. make available to citizens a catalogue listing surplus war goods. "The people ought to have a chance to know what the government has for sale and how much it costs." Pepper declared. X -^ ^ •.., NEW HOMES—These new homes are being constructed on Bernard street just east of Union avenue, aa part of a project sponsored by Jim Callagy and John Miner, Others will be completed by September 15. New Homes Rise on Bernard; Others Completed by Sept. 15 Bako.rsEicld homeseekeva will have partial relief when 125 new homes are completed in building programs now underway in Bakersfield as a Federal Housing Authority representative, visiting the city today was approving sites for 115 additional homes. One hundred and twenty-five homes will be completed by September 35, U was estimated by various realtors that are engaged in the FHA building program to relieve present shortages. Among the larger blocks of homes being constructed are those In the Alta Vis id area near Bernard street, where 51 homes will be ready for occupancy about Sep- tember 15. The sponsors of this tract are James Callagy and John Miner. Nichols and Smith have about 70 homes in the El Camino Tract on South Chester nearly ready for occupancy. This project also the result of FHA okeys for building to relieve local shortages. In addition to these firms that have the major building constructions well underway, other builders with homes under construction are George Bailey and Paul Gilbert. iwns are already leveled and Heeded and sidewalks, curbs and gutters and paved streets* are already in place in the Cullagy and Winer Alia Vista Tract. Worker Must Have Covered" Employer Would It be possible for a farm worker, or an employee of Home organization that la excluded from provisions of the social security law to come under the system voluntarily, if he paid the wage tax, and indicated his desire for coverage. No. The only way such workers may secure this protection Is to enter covered employment. Until the present act is amended all workers holding Jobs that are excluded under the existing law will be deprived of the financial protection provided by the law. There are some 209,000,000 workers in the United States who are now excluded from coverage. For further information call or write tho Bakersfleld office of the Social Security Board, located at 20!) Professional building, Bakcrafield, PAGES 7 TO 12 Three-Day Period Is Scheduled for Students to List for Classes t Helpful feature of Bakersfield High School's three-day registration period for the 1!M4 fall semester, which will get under way at the high school library building Fri»• * f day, September 1, and continue Saturday, September 2, through Monday, September , will be the transportation schednlo :irraiiK<?<l for Monday, September 4, and worked out for the convenience of the high school students who live on regular school bus routes, Principal L. W. Hed^e an- uovincocl today. Mr. Hedge, in explaining the "back to school" registration routine, announced that all of tho school buses will run their regular routes on Monday, September A, at a schedule of one hour later than their usual starting time. This will enable all students of outlying 1 districts to complete their registration conveniently before regular classes commence Tuesday, September 5. Those students who will ride the buses Monday are reminded that the buses will have a starting time of one hour later than the regular schedule followed during the school year. The Kernvllle bus, continued Mr. Fledge, will leave at 9:30 a. m. Monday to transport those students living in the Kern v tile urea who will reside at the high school dormitory, which will be open Monday to accommodate these students. Those girls who plan to live at the girls' dormitory and have not yet made arrangements can do so Monday, when they arrive for registration. Students who live in Bakersfield are urged to c-ome to high school for their registration either Friday, September 1. or Saturday, September 2, if possible, to ease Monday's registration of the many bus students. Friday's registration will be held from 12:30 p. m. to 4 p. m.; Saturday's registration will be held from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.; while Monday's routine calls for the hours of !) a. m. to 2 p. m. Mr. Hedge remarked that the administrative and faculty staff of the high school will be on hand to greet the students and complete their registration for the opening of class routine on Tuesday, September 5. S. S. lost Hills" Be Launched Tuesday The second ship named after Kern county oil fields, the SS Lost Hills, will be officially launched next Tuesday •evening. August 2it, at 8:30 o'clock at Sausalito, according to word received by the Kern County Chamber of Commerce from the Murlnship Corporation. Phil Mason, pioneer resident of Lost Hills, and John Stotlx, president of the Lost Hills Chamber of Commerce will participate in the launching ceremonies. Among other Kern county residents who plan to be in Sausalito, Tuesday, for the event is Director W. H. Jahant of Wasco, ot the Kern County Chamber nf Commerce. Mr. Mason, an employe of the Belridgo Oil Company, has made his home in Lost Hills for mnny years and is a member of the Lost Hills Chamber of Commerce. The first of the series of Kern county oil fields-named tankers slid into the water last Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock with a large delegation from Kern county present to witness the formal ceremonies. Among those whn made the trip to view the launching of the SS Elk Hills were: Supervisor A. W. Noon and his daughter, Miss Frances Anne, Vern McLeod, Everett Birchfield, Marion Faulkner and Kenneth Wenzel, all of TaCt; Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Lake, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Harty, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Vanderlie, Emory Gay Hoffman anil Miss Shirley Bauman, all of Bakersfield, A complete list of the ships, in order, which Marinship Corporation is naming after Kern county oil fields follows: SS Elk Hills, SS Lost Hills, SS Antelope Hills, SS Buena Vista Hills. SS McKittrick Hills, SS Sunset Hills, SS Midway Hills, SS Kern Hills, SS Paloma Hills, SS Belridge Hills and SS Wheeler Hills. The ships will be under construction during the coming 10 months, and will be permanent units of the United States maritime fleet, both In war and peace time, according to information received today from Fred Drexler. employe relations division henil of Marinship Corporation in Sausalito. May Recommend U. S. Release Seized Shops SAN FRANCIHCS(X Aug. 2fi. (URI Rear-Admiral II. O. Bowen announced today he probably will recommend to Secretary of Navy James Forrestai that the government relinquish control of 104 San Francisco machine Khopa, we i zed at the height of an overtime dispute involving A. F. L,, Machinists Lodge 68. Bowen reported that virtually all machinists now were obeying overtime work orders at the plants. Machinists at the Price pump division of Fairbanks-Morse, chief center of resistance, had voted, 24 to 5, to comply with overtime Hchedules. Twelve others at California Press Manufacturing- Company have similarly agreed. "It looks like the trouble is coming to an end/' Bowen said. "Machinists at these two plants will be working overtime schedules by Monday and that will leave only scattered resistance. It's just a question of mopping up a few foxholes." STl'DENT POOI,—The opening of the student planned and constructed swimming pool at Arvin Fed- oral Migratory Sr-hnnl marks the beginning of an all-around youth recreation program centered on the school campus and sponsored by tho liancroft Hoys' Club of the school. In the picture we sec the progress of tho pool from the time xvhen it was just another hole in the ground in which students are busily digging, to the time when the opening day throng of youngsters first began to frolic in the cool water. Arvin Pool Is Popular With Youth Desertion Case Delayed; Threat Brings Six Months Four cases were presented in the Sixth Township Court yesterday with Judge Stewart Ma gee presiding. The case of tho people against Monita Surrelto, also known as Monita Bn»\vn, charged with desertion of two children was continued until September (I when thn preliminary examination will be continued. Wiley Dorris represented the Orl'endaiH and Oscar Catalano, deputy district attorney, represented the district attorney's offiee in this and other hearings of thr day in the court. George Robert Smith, charged with threatened offense, appeared before tho court for examination and the judge administered a six months' suspended sentence and a two-year probation period. Howard O. Hoefler, charged with passing cheeks without sufficient funds, was examined and the preliminary hearing will he continued on September '_M. The defendant was represented by Attorney John Short ridge. The caso of the people against Ch.irles Thomas and Leonard Mc- Brhle, also known as Leonard Oil- Hand, charged with contributing to tho delinquency of a minor was opened and the accused men arraigned before the court. Ball set for Charles Thomas of $3000 was furnished and the ball of $2000 set for Leonard McRridge was not furnished. Tho case will be continued on September 21. Wiley Dorrlw represented Thomas. Webster Grant, charged with assault with attempt to commit murder, was brought before the court for preliminary hearing 1 and was bound over to the Superior Court by Judge Magoc for trial. Dave Turner testified at the hearing against Grant. Attorney Morris Chain represented the defendant. i Auto Accident, Labor Suits Filed With County Clerk The opening this week of a boy- planned and hoy-built swimming pool at the Arvin Federal Migratory School marks the first step in the establishment of an all-around recreation center for the Arvin, Vineland, Weed Patch ami Lamont areas, according to an announcement by Leo B. Mart, superintendent of Kern county schools, who established the school in UMU and has til nee developed ft to meet the needs of children <if families living in the fed- envil migratory camp, 1 mile south of Weed Patch corners. Well over 200 youngsters frolicked In nnd out of the water on opening day in enjoyment of the pool that students of tho school have been working on since May. Tho idea for a school pool originated with the Bancroft Boys' Club which was named in honor of Peter Bancroft, principal of the school and sponsor of tho club. Members of the club excavated dirt, set forms for walls, tied steel reinforcement rods into position and tamped concrete into place before school closed in .June. During 1 the summer the pool was completed under the supervision of Superintendent Hart. Voluntary contributions solicited by him met all hut a fraction of the Jl'OOO cost of constructing the pool. The remainder will ho met by this and other projects sponsored by the hoys. In planning tho pool the students arranged tho drainage, system so that water drained off in cleaning 1 tho pool each week will irrigate the fU>lils In which grain is grown for tho school stock farm find will also wain- the school garden and or- chanl. Carl Thompson. II. P. Biiell and 1!. 11. Owens filed a, miU today against W. JU. Orr and the Tkie Water Associated Oil Company asking for $. r ). r j20, $:nsf* and $lL'L'f>. respectively, as damages for injuries received as a result of an automobile accident on July 24, ]'.M4. The plaintiffs assert that S. M. Orr, driver of a Kord automobile and fin employe of the Tide Water Associated Oil Company, was responsible for the accident because of reckless driving. Elizabeth Elinor Butts and Knos V. Butts filed a suit with Maude A. Black and Hay Adams and John Doe One, John Doe Two and John Doe Three as the defendants to clarify the plaintiff's ownership of property in section ,'JO, township 27 south, range i!2 east, M. U. B. and M. The division of labor statistics and Inw enforcement department of in- ilustrial relations of the state of California, today filed a suit against the American J'V'tmlonm Corporation and several John Does in behalf of nus&oll Hohanun and IS other persons for tho amount of J.'illi.'l.'IO for waives unpaid hy tho American Petroleum Corporation in accordance with wago agreements, according to the plaintiff's suit. Another .suit was flint by Allan B. Campbell a.s tho plaintiff with .Mark Valencia, n. S. Ffessr. David L. Shif- flot, J. H. Dorscv, John Doe, Kifhanl Jloo ami Mary (Jroen, owners of oil property, to clarify the rights of th*» plaintiff in the oil property and its revenue. r ! Singleton Case Is Postponed to Aug. 29 The case of Jnhn Chapel Singleton, charged with manslaughter, was continued i<> August _D In Department - of the Superior Court yesterday. The defendant is charged with having failed to w«/p at .'i boulevard stop, nil Cecil avenue and Driver Road in on July :'."•. and with ni'-sliKence resullinj; ill the death of iKiiaein I-. Lope/. Vicente (!. Olivus and Luis M. Maldonado. .Mexican nationals. The defendant is represented by Dorr is and Kle- harty. Tho of Elmer Page and Herman Page, charged with robbery by force, was continued to August -I*, the defendants being 1 represented by Claflin and Chian. The two men are charged with havo takon $4:111 and $50 from tho persons who were purported victims of I he robbery that bccuvred August ".\rnp1e evidence of the popularity of the pool as a means of recreation is found in the throngs of boys and «irls who .splash about in it during • •very swimming period. It is a wonderful sight to soe those children enjoying the wholesome atmosphere of the school plunge. It is building some thing into iheir liven that I« worth far rnoro than the cost of the pool to thn community." stated Mr. Bancroft, whn has charge of the pool (luring swimming hours'. Dewey UiiHsell, manager of the Federal Migratory Camp, said of the project, "This is iho finest thing that has yet been developed for the recreation of the children living in this area, ami we are certainly grateful to Mr. Hurt and Mr. Bancroft for iheir interest, and effort expended in behalf of our children. We are prnud of our school, and the addition of this new pool to its facilities cU'arly puts it in the front ranks of public schools of Kern f'omity." Mr. 1'lussell has also shown liis approval concretely by providing free use or' camp water for tho pool. Project Praiseworthy lu speaking or 1 the project, Mr. Marl, remarked. "I am especially pleasevl that both the idea for the pool and tho work in constructing U came largely from the boys them* selves. I am naturally proud of their fine achievement nnd I am that the Hoys riub has already rti ti» build ;i bath house for tlit? This prnject will become a. pa ft of th^ curriculum of the school mil will glv' A the fellows practical p\pi'rit'iU't>s in plumbing, carpentry, electric wiring, and painting. This will be a further extension of instruction through a practical application of industrial nrts which on KILLED IN OK ASH—Mr and Mrs, C*. C. Wtebe havo received word (hat their son, Staff Sergeant Jay N. Wlebe, IN. was killed in an airplane crash August 1 in New Guinea. A native of Bakersfield, he was educated in the Bakersfield schools and before his induction in the Army Air Corps in September. 1041, he was employed by Zydner's Neon Service. Beside his parents, he Is survived by a brother, Vernon Wlebe and sisters, Miss Jeanne Wlebo, Mrs. Martha Bishop and Mrs. Fern Watson of Hakersfleld. and .Mrs. Elizabeth Young of Sacra men to. Mo jilHo leaves several ncicos and nephew* 3000 Ford Employes gnore Work Appeals DETROIT, Aug. 2ii. <U.H)—Ignor- ing 1 appeals of local and regional leaders of the United Automobile Workers (C. I. O.). 3000 employes of tho Ford Motor Company Highland Park plant remained on strike today, protesting against layoff procedure*? and pay classifications. Tho company said that no grievances hail been presented, anil rharKod that the strike was the outgrowth of a "bitter faction:!! fit; within Local 4'JO." Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION t PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gcmlike Lakes See Our Monument Display Near the Oltlre ' Phone 7-7185

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