The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on August 28, 1944 · Page 7
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 7

Bakersfield, California
Issue Date:
Monday, August 28, 1944
Page 7
Start Free Trial

Air Corps Nurse Weds Lt. Monroe Homer in Salinas More than usual interest confers In announcement of the wedding of •Lieutenant Margaret Van Waeener, and Lieutenant Monroe Homer. August 24, at 11 a. m.. in the chapel nt the Salinas Air Base, not only because both are prominent in* their respective communities. Mitchell 8. P., and Bakersfield, but because of their activities in the war effort. Lieutenant Van AVagenen, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo James Van Wagcnen, is a nurse in the Army Air Force and Lieutenant Homer is a hero of 50 missions in the war theater and the winner of many honors. He is the son of Mr. find Mrs. Monroe Homer L 1 :!! 1 ? Cedar street, widely known and longtime •residents of this city. The vows were taken before the post chaplain, with Mrs. John Leigh- j ton of Santa Maria, also a lieutenant in the nurse's corps as matron [if honor, and her husband. John Leighton, giving the bride in marriage. Lieutenant (j. g.) Otis W. Mitchell of the United States Xavy, formerly of Bakerstield, now of Monterey, stood with the bridegroom. Kitty guests attended the service, tind were bidden later to a reception in the sun room at Santa. Lucia Inn. Wedding music was presented by a pianist from the Woman's Army Corps at Salinas post. Mr. and Mrs. Homer and Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Brock and their daughter, Mrs. AV. F. Culm and their little grandson, Master Billy Culm were present from Uakersfield, and the bride's sister, Airs. Dorothy Cross, attended from Visalia. The chapel was appointed with two tall urns of white gladioli on the altar and two bowls of gladioli and totrks in the foreground. The sun room at Santa Maria Inn was festive for the reception, mirrors reflecting a profusion of while gladioli around the room, and Talisman roses centering the refreshments table, also reflected in a mirror panel. The bride, an alumna of St. Mary's College, is stationed at Salinas. Her husband is stationed at Santa Maria, lie is an alumnus of Bakersfield Junior College and Stanford University where he affiliated with Theta Chi. The couple, now sojourning in San Kraneisco, will arrive here for a couple of days, Tuesday. Lieutenant Homer ent<*rcd the service in January following Pearl lla'rbor. He enlisted at Minter Field and was graduated as a I'-DS pilot at Victurville. going overseas in November. He was in Kngland and later participated in the 1'antelleria, Sicily and Naples campaigns, throughout, bis last raid being over the Italian mainland. He was over Iran shortly after the French port was occupied. After his iiO missions he returned, accompanied by Lieutenants Carroll Knott and Harold Harper, with whom lie had remained overseas. Possessor of the Distinguished Flying Cross and nine Oak Leaf Clusters on his Air Medal, he also has three bronze stars on his campaign ribbon for three major campaigns. Upon his return last year, Lieutenant Homer was assigned to Salinas, which was then a re-distribution center and later was sent to Santa Maria as an Instructor. I'. S. \V. V. STAG AVillfam II. Shaffer Camp Xo. 31, is sponsoring a stag party for serv.r icemen Tuesday at X p. rn. in Memorial hall. Frank Smith will show some late pictures in colors as a feature of the evening's entertainment. Onion Salt the quick, easy way to real onion flavor "Perk up" wartime dishes as simply as adding salt. Sprinkle in onion flavor from the handy shaker Schilling GARLIC SALT ONION SALT CELERY SALT SAVOR SALT SEASONING 1'ROMOTEO—Frank H. Deuel was recently promoted from i>ri- vate first elass to corpural, "somewhere in England." Corporal Denel is the son oC Mr. ami Mrs. J. ,1. Deuel, Route li, Uakersfield and lias five brothers in the service. Ilo has lii.'on serving ;)'- years overseas as mail clerk. lie has traveled over Alaska, Canada, Aleutian islands, and Kn^'and. lie- sides bt'inn awarded the (.loud Conduct Medal, American Defense, and American Theater-Asiatic Pacific with bronze star, he has won the bronze medal speed championship of Great Britain, roller'sknt- ing at Manchester, Kngland, March 2X, 194-1. lie was awarded the silver trophy cup by National Skating Association. Extension of Old-Age Benefits Sought "What recommendations has the social security hoard made with respect to extending the ccivera.ui' of old-age and survivors insurance?" The social security board has recommended revision of the law to provide protection for all workers regardless of occupation. When a farm or domestic Worker, or an employe of any nonprofit institution or a self- employed persons reaches age 65, and wishes to retire, he or she is faced with the fact that under the present law no old-age insurance benefits can be expected. If one of them should die there will be no insurance payments from the government for his survivors. The social security board thinks the law should be changed so that everyone who works long enough to justify social insurance payments, may claim benefits at the appropriate time. For further information call or write the Bakersfield office of the social security board located at 2U9 Professional building, Bakersfield. EDITOR'S NOTE—This I* the fifth in a Rd-ies of avtioh's explaining federal old age and «urvivorH insurance laws. SPECIALS FOR MONDAY. TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY CHRIS and JACK QUALITY VEGETABLES FROZEN Vegetables POINT FREE Asparagus, Grain Beans Mixed Vegetables, Lima Beans, Corn, Peas, Peas and Carrots, Spinach, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower EGGPLANT Ib. 9c LETTUCE 2 .or 19C Ripo Tomatoes u. 5c PEARS 2ib..25c liquor Department VAI BROS. OLD RESERVE Straight Brandy 4 Yars Old 4/5 V Quart '3.39 Complete Assortment Heublein's Cocktails DRY MARTINI MANHATTAN OLD-FASHIONED SIDE CAR These Cocktaili Make the • Perfect Before.Dinner Drink MORE WAR BONDS AND STAMPS Beck's Bakery 1112 Eiihteeitb Feed Oity WE HAVE WHAT WE ADVERTISE! CBISCO HILLS BROS. RED CAN OFFEE •Ib, jar on* pound carton BAKER'S DE LUXE Dutch Process COCOA.. half pound can PEETS GRANULATED SOAP largt box . < Full o' Sud* SUPER SUDS 23c Box PALMOLIVE SOAP 3,t f , 20c CASHMERE BOUQUET HEAVY EMBOSSED WHITE PAPER NAPKINS 3 80 count pkg*. DELICATESSEN DEPARTMENT FOOD CITY FIRST AGAIN We hav« just received a fresh shipment of U lazed Fruits and Nut Meats JUST IN TIME for you to bake and mall that fruit cake to your loved one in the service. Bake it now—mail it between September 15 and October 15. CHERRIES ORANOE PEEL WALNUT MEATS CITRON LEMON PEEL PECANS HARLEQUIN MIX BLANCHED ALMONDS WHAT DO YOU THINK? -(By BtiHNiCli HAUHlil.l CHIHMANi die itahertffieRt Califomian Monday, Aug, 28, 1944 7 have seen anent the From the special House Committee of the CnriKt'pPs, invest isntinK I'xcoutivp auonoifs, romps these heartpnins words, "The ailminis- trativp firm of sovernnient bus expnivleU enormously, and tlio signs jirt' iinmistakahle that ,'i vast fif-M of inlminislrativp insulation will continue to exist after hostilities are over. ... If citixens of. the c'ountry are to have any protection whatever from the arbitrary actions of those in charge of executive agencies of the Rovprn- inent, Conmess must enact proper legislation so thnt they may assert their rights in the proper courts of the land." This step aKainst rule by order and decree, instead of by legislation, is an important one. It is to be hoped that the Committee will po further and investigate the necessity, the function, and tile cost of those bureaus so prolifically flourishing at present. Mr. ItiKKcrs A lilt of private research has been carried on recently by Mr. !•;. .M. Hitfuers, a most irate — in fact, an exceedingly anyry printer of Houston, Texas. You may, too, Mr. Binders leaflet, alphabetical agencies, since he has distributed over L'OO,- IIIMI of them at bis own expense, with an accompanying letter />C amplification. Mr. UiKK'-rs some time ago, became curious about the number of bureaus established to tal\e over the. business of the Nation. lie wrote to Washington asking for a list, but bis request was ignored. So be began to do a littlo investigation on his own, and this leaflet is the result, along with some well-chosen quotations from ]•'. L). I!, himself, but alas— quotations from another time, a a.Ko, and far away. IJsts All HiH'raiis begin with, according to Higgers, there are one hundred anil forty-seven major bureaus, which form the alphabetical hierarchy. Hut these are only the beginning, the stars in the governmental firmament, the out-in-front agencies, the parent bureaus, as it were, emerging like Minerva, from the head of Jove, created by executive decree. But these, while taking over the functions of government, which we had always supposed to rest in the Congress, have had plenty of time to spawn a numerous progeny, and their children rise about them on every side, lesser little 'bureaus, with lesser little executives, with lesser little staffs (all well-paid, however), until the total, the grand total, was as of June 1943, "241 agencies, bureaus and commissions — count them if you can, in relation to government. Heal Kstate Bureaus Mr. Biggers has, and segregated them. To list the bureaus and departments having the right to undertake real estate transactions, alone, he says, developed into u research project, showing 96 such, bureaus in the present government setup, most of them tax exempt, and competing in their fields with private business. Then he quotes Mr. Roosevelt, the candidate for the presidency, that first time, remember, as ho said in I!)o2, "I accuse the present (Hoover) administration of being the greatest spending administration in all history, one which has piled bureau on bureau, commission on commission. Bureaus and bureaucrats have been retained at the expense of the taxpayer." AVell, says the angry Mr. Biggers, 60 new bureaus were created under Wilson, 30 un- long To time Mr. CREAM S LOW AS a pint Alwoyt deliciout. YOU mak. any flavor in 2 minutes. Please ask your grocer for J3J Howard Str»«t, San f ronciico 3, Collf. der Hardinc. under Coolidue, -II; under Hoover. :!n. ;m.l undiT Mr. linnse\ rl!. tip to a yi;ir a^o, L'l'-!!. Sign Language Hnlc Xo\v lot u-< consider for a iin>- ini'iil that all the;<e aponrii-s have adniini.«tr;itoi -s-. that administrators draw salaries from $r>i"H> tu $11'.'ton ii yrar a.-- their rathm is low or biuher in the bureaucrat ical scale—that these top men all employ expert.", statisticians, stenographers and secretaries al your expense and mine. and tin: fantastic result in dollars and COP Is reaches to tfie stars. And moreover, still the wonder prows, that one small alphabet can be manipulated to she them all sonic distiimuishint,' trademark. The truth is we are being ruled by a sort of simi laiiKuaKe. an udacada- bra of symbols whose meaning is obscue. is perhaps, meant to be obscure, to those who font the bills. Take fii.'IIVVS. Ho you know what that means.' or C'l.LA irather a limpid one that) or OAI:\V, or lIACi". or FI! !•; 11V They sound a bit like Kiime^a n 's wake, yelps from the unconscious, but they are something you pay for, though yon have had nothing to say about their liirlh. their life, their duties, or their cost, and no redress from their rulings anil decrees. What They .Mean Just to inform you. these cabalistic letters indicate. Office Defense and Health Welfare Service. Office Lend hease Administration, Office for Agricull lira! War Kelations, Regional Agricultural Credit Corporal ion. Federal Real F.state Hoard. Simple, when you have the key. isn't It'. 1 There are 11:! more of these parent agencies, and if you have a few months' leisure, you may be able to work it all out, and learn your letters according to Washington. I). ('., and then, being in training, you can start on the rest of the Ji)t>4 bureaus and commissions remaining. As you can't go motoring these summer evenings it may well provide recreation tor the whole family, on a hot. night—that is, if it doesn't make you hotter, in which case you might well put in a little time on BIK'f (Board of Investigation and Research Transportation). Scarcity of Production Again to qoute Mr. BigRers, "We have boards, bureaus and commissions to deal with production. And we have boards, bureaus and coin- mision.s to deal with surpluses along the same line. That doesn't make sense. The real burdensome surplus we have is that of boards, bureaus and commissions." Our soldiers are fighting all over the world for democracy. What we have is bureaucracy, a government by men we never chose, have never heard of, whom we can't get rid of, whole rule by edict and not by law—but whom we pay—and pay. Mr. Biggers says it isn't right. It may be the Congress will come to agree with him. What do YOU think? 500 Attend Annual Minter Barbecue With a crowd of more than 500 present, Minter Field's civilian club held its third annual barbecue, Sunday, in Buffalo Grove, Kern County 1'ark, according to Leland S. Shear- ers, club president. A cow. nurchased "on the hoof," was prepared by the cooks of the Twenty-third Squadron, at Minter. Each member of the club was entitled to brinpr one guest; additional guests were charged 50 cents. Games were played throughout the day with prizes being won by Norman Smith, Barton DeWitt, Dale Lewis, Mrs. Stanley Palmer, Herman Cunningham and Sergeant G. L. Stockstill. All the prizes awarded were donated by local merchants. ) Mothers' Annual Tea to Be P.T.A. Event Plans for the annual Mothers' Tea were formulated when Williams P. T. A. executive board met recently at the home of the president, Mrs. E. L. Wilson, 1712 Qulncy street. An informal reception for the registering mothers was also planned for the opening day of school. All members attending also brought aprons to he sold at the bazaar which is planned for Halloween. Walter Buaas Returns From Year in Nevada Walter F. Buass, formerly owner of the Taft Well Drilling Company, has returned from a year's trip to Nevada. He is the owner of the Buaas Drilling Company, contractor for Gulf? Oil Company drilling in frultvale Field and Standard Oil Company in Elk IllllK Naval Reserve. He and Mrs. Bnuas make their home at 716 Holtby lload. TO SEE BETTER SEE DR. HAROLD HASKELL OPTOMETRIST 1434 - 19'H STREET Main Floor Gonslor-Loo tulldlng TELEPHONE 66859 For • CURTAINS • DRAPERIES •RUOS Set ARTCRAFT OF CALIFORNIA 1423 Eight«*nth Street OSCAR E. WINDING Back li ClrculNtluii Aftei 6 Teari • l Hotel El T«jnn Painting and Papering Service I'hoiie 2-9472 EASTERN - EXTRA!! End of Month Clearance Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Short Lines Odds and Ends at Drastic Reductions FOR WOMEN VERY SPECIAL 24 SUMMER DRESSES of Americana Linens . . . Jerseys, Summer Fabrics. All (rood Styles at $17.95 Regular Prices $22.50, $25 and $27.50 ALL SIXES IX THE GROUP % <> 4| <> <> <> <> <> 16 SUMMER SUITS Reduced to ................................ Former Price.s to $;'..'>.."if) Sl/.KS 10, 12. 1-1 and 10 ONLY <> <> <> <l <> <> 26 SUMMER COATS at % OFF Former Prices to $30.50 ALL SIZFS IX THK GROUP 18 Only Summer Dresses SIZES 9, 10, 15, 41 i r at $5.95 Former Prices Were as High as $25. YOU'LL HAVE TO HURRY FOR THESE! 26 Summer Coats; at One-Third OFF Former Prices to $39.50. ALL SIZES IN THE GROUP Women's While and Kliaki SERVICE SHIRTS Of Fine (Jtnility Matt-rial, Well Made- Sixes :>,(} to 08 Regular Price, ?;!.0r> GLASS PICTURE FRAMES Ri/o SxlO Inches $1 23 Regular Price, .$2.50 1 Size 11x14 Inches Regular Price, $^.oO $175 Play Suits and Shorts Two and One-Piece Styles in Prints and Plain Colors. SIZES 20 to 20. at '/a OFF Regular Prices—$2.95 to $7.95 VERY SPECIAL 10 Only—Blouses 5 Only—Sweaters 7 Only—Skirts 8 Only—Dickies AT $ 1 3 Only—Jumpers 25 Sport Bras 20 Embroidered Beanies Assorted Sixes—Every Item in the Lot Worth Two or Three Times as Much as the Sale Price Denim Skirts and Jumpers $2.98—at $1.49 $3.98—at $1.99 SIZES 10 and 12 ONLY While They Last - Super Specials Ideal for Outing, Garden or Factory Women's two-piece shk'k $ suits of men's wear denim Regular price $6.95. Women's sleeveless overalls S of striped and check denim— Regular price $4.1)5 48 «i <» < > '. —SIZES 10 TO 46— FOR MEN Women's one-piece coveralls of navy blue twill Regular price $5.50. Women's slacks of stiff el $-| stripe denim _L 0 Regular price $3.50 O PTFf L j I O MEN'S TWEED SUITS $19.50 Formerly Priced to $35 All-wool (weeds in a good assortment of staple colors and sizes. This is a real money-saver for the men who find a size to fit'. SIZES 35 to 42 Sensational Offer! MEN'S SPORT COATS $8.50 Formerly Priced to $19.95. All-wool coals in a good color assortment. Real sensational values everv one. Just a Few Men's Dress Shirts 1.00 $ at to 1!2. Hcgulur Price $2.00 Well Made of Neat Striped Materials Sizes 1 ( to Men's Felt Hats Regular Prices $.'3.00 to $7.00 at 1/2 PRICE Wide Assortment of Staple Colors to Select From SIZES ««.', to 7'/ a Men's Sport Shoes I "FAMOUS MAKE" * at «/j OFF Prices iKi.OO and $7.50 (Shoe Ration Stamp Required) <> <> End of Season Clearance Our Entire Stock of MEN'S STRAW HATS at Half Price "CREDIT GLADLY" 1529 Nineteenth Street

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free