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(MondH.v. AuEunt 28, 11)11) New Land Tract Launched LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 14 (nptiiin Ernie F. Smith Once in Santa Barbara a Bakersfield boy built his own airplane nnil flew it home. It was a pretty good job too—it took a good piano to fly over the roast range in those days, but the roast range is n set of piffling ant hits compared lo the Himalayas over which he has been more recently piloting: big transport planes. From Tom Smith, of ISl'l Pa- eil'ic, I learned ihis week that his Pon Ernie has been promoted to the rank of captain in the A. T. C. \V'e remember him here as a fly- Ing student under Major Tom Mr- fart, also recently promoted in the air forces. Before he went into the service !>s a pilot On plain Smith taught aviation classes in the high school at oxnard and they were very popular classes indeed. Not so long ago on a hunt in India. Captain Smith shot two deer which is an odd little detail In the life of man flying the Himalayas, Donald McCarly Captain Donald McCarly. infantry officer serving in New <!uinea, whose mother is Airs. Mary K. MeCarty, 151H Bernard street, was injured by shell fire and will receive the Purple Heart, we have been informed here. After his convalescence he will probably he. as.-iigned to other army duties. Captain McCarly attended high school and junior college here and has been in the service more than 'two years. John Hroeli A .scout reports that "Lieutenant John Brock (j. g.) ;n command of a naval armed guard, has been In Baltimore recently after completing a trip to India and South Africa. UP has also served with his ship in the Pacific. For a wound he suffered during the Italian campaign, Sergeant Walker O. Fry. of Shafter. hns been awarded the Purple Heart. He was with an airborne battalion. I have no further details of the award. A "first-class fighting man." Alfred Centrras, a member of the. First Cavalry Division, lias been awarded the Combat Infantryman Medal tor his action under enemy • fire in the A:nira)ity islands in- vifsion. He entered the army in 1943 and is the son of Mrs. Elena. Contreras. 2L'8 Marsh street, lie went to East Bakersfield High School. .Music in France When a request was made to send harmonicas to soldiers. Alfred I,udloff of The California?! shipped one off. Recently he heard from a soldier, Corporal Mike Salimene who received the instrument in France. He wrote: "It's grand that some people back home still think of us overseas." Private Jim Day Lots of times I haven't known whether I was going or coming and I was sure of it when I received a letter from Private First Class Jim Day, 19025104 who writes me as follows from Brazil where he is serving on a crash boat: Dear Jim: Quite confusing don't you thi?ik. Jim Day writing to Jim Day. especially when both parlies are living Jn the same city. "I read your 'Pipefuls' long before I came into the service and Ijjstill find them very interesting. Iiylon't get the paper as often as 'Lidid, but then home news is home news even if it is sometimes 10 days old. "Say Jim I would very much like to correspond with friends who are in the service and those »ot in the service. 1 am wondering if there is a possible chance of your helping me in some way? "At the present I am stationed on a crash boat in Brazil. It is interesting but not so lively. Our pilots just don't want to give us any business." "Sincerely, Jim Day." (Because of security reasons newspapers- a?-e not permitted to publish the addresses of soldiers on foreign duty but if someone wishes to write to Jim Day, I'll be glad to give his address.) Harry Ghilarducci Harry Ghilarducci, in the coast artillery, who is probably serving in Alaska, according to my guess, writes me as follows: "Just received a batch of Tho Californians forwarded from a. bacK station today. After arranging them in their respective order I settled down to read your column. I f,ound it very interesting and helpful in locating most of Bakersfield servicemen, especially If he happens to be a commis- sloned officer. I noticed in one of your columns you gave a few paragraphs to an enlisted man, i forgot his name, but that isn't Important. The thing is it stuck out like a sore thumb. Tell me Jim— was that intentional or Just a typographical eiror? "Will be waiting to hear from you via The California?!. "Harry Ghilarducci". ' Thanks for your note Harry. Tfou are mistaken about the enlisted man though. I write about tliem all and rank has nothing to do with this column. I'll leave it to any of the boys that I write about every serviceman of whom 1 can find information. I appreciate your interest very much and wish you luck and a trip home soon." MEET TONIGHT The Oil Workers .International Union wlll-meet at 7:30 p. m. at-th« Labor Temple, 2i:y. I street. Attorney Wiley C. Dorris will address the group with a talk entitled. "Hold YourJjains," and invasion filing will be shown. > . Purchase of Land for Largest Subdivision in History Recorded One of the largest of new home subdivisions in Hakers- j 'field real estate history was! ! launched this week .through j ' the purchase of 1)0 acres of ! land, formerly belonging to j the Ardi/zi-Oicesc estate, in- > ! eluding the land between Alia Vista and La Cresta districts. Purchase was made by Jim CalliiB.v, .John Miner and Clifford Neely nuil the purchase price was recorded at $05,000. The property runs from liernnrd In Columbus Drive on (he north and from I'liion to Alta Vista on the east. The owners propose to open it ns n new real estate subdivision for home owners with every modern j Girls Bag 9 Snakes in [Kern County REPTILES CAPTURED ALIVE BY STANFORD UNIVERSITY CO-EDS into its engineer- building. Mr. Cal- ! idea incorporated ing. planning and lagy said. 350 .Modern Homes Approximately :!">0 modern new homes will be erected in this area and each will be equipped with the newest of borne' conveniences that manufacturers can supply in the postwar period. Plans for the subdivision were explained by Mr. Callagy: "In other words we intend to take advantage of all the new postwar devices for making the home more beautiful and comfortable through modernized refrigeration. home clothes drier, garbage disposal sinks, dishwashers, heating and cooling systems, air purifiers and other devices that will he ready for us and the subsequent home owners. The homes will he priced so that anyone who wants one can own one. Paved Streets "We expect to have paved streets, curbs, gutters and electroliers, in with telephone wires placed underground so that the area will be attractive to the eye in every way. | "The development of this new sub- I division is logical and will make a ! large spread of lovely homes in that I section that will provide adequately ' for persons seeking their ideal postwar home." Two girls capturing nine snakes alive was the record chalked up recently by Jessica Verna Cummings and Patricia Fremont, Stanford University co-eds, who were initiated into snake hunting in Kern county, according to a report made today by Waldo Meiller, former Hollywood stunt man. Along with Cyril Bronson, who uses a lariat to rope the reptiles, and Mrs. Ida Cummings, mother of Miss Cummings. the snake hunters bagged 17 reptiles in the Kern- villo and Shafter area. Mr. Meiller has conducted snake hunts in Kern county on other occasions also. The snakes were booty for the Colfax Snake Farm, purported to be the largest in the United States. Rattlesnake Meat Feed At. Kernville, the snake hunters enjoyed a feed of rattlesnake meat, which Mr. Meiller reports far from being odious fare, is really a delicacy finer than chicken or pork. It is prepared by flipping the strips of meat in corn meal and frying them in oil. A new experience -also for the entire party was witnessing a fight between a king snake (lhat is immune to the bite of the rattlesnake) and a rattler. Mr. Meiller describes the rattler as trying desperately to strike the king snake with lightning lunges and jumps, while the king snake moved in a semi-circle evading his enemy until the rattler in his contortions bit himself. The king snake then moved in and strangled the rattler. Mr. Meillor asserts he has seen rattlers die from their own bites. Few snakes are found out in the sun these days, but are found Under boulder!) or ledges. When a snake is found in the sun it indicates a lair not far away and when the nest is found it is usually necessary to smoke the rattlers out. Final Faculty Fete Is Slated Tuesday The final pot luck supper of a series enjoyed every three weeks throughout the summer by members of Kern County Union High School District faculty members, will be held Tuesday at fi:30 p. m. in the Kim Grove on the campus. Those planning to attend are requested to telephone Mrs. George Gurr, chairman or a member of her committee, which is comprised of Mesdames Gerald Smith. L. G. ICng- elson, Kenneth W. Rich. Cecil Bowman, Ben Kellner and Jack Hill. Mrs. Gurr is reminding- single teachers and new instructors that the affair is open to them. Participants are asked to bring their own table service. Henderson Leaves for Hearing at Capital Veterans' Council Will Have Meeting Meeting of the Kern County Veterans' Employment Council of the California State Employment Bureau will be held tonight at 8 p. m. at the state employment office. L. G. Taggert will be in charge of the meeting. Bryan Coleman, in charge of the veterans employment department, reported today that the case load of employment for returning veterans is now about 100 cases a month. During August there were 2(i,T cases involving returned veterans in May. ;130, in June 415, in July 502; and in August to date, 501 with the total for the month expected to go go close to 600. Raymond Henderson, local attorney, and executive secretary- treasurer for the National Federation of the Blind, left Sunday morning for Washington, D. C., to appear before the sub-committee of the Mouse of Representatives labor committee Mr. Henderson was reappointed to the post he holds at a convention which he atended in Cleveland in June. He will present a four point program to the sub-committee as follows: 1. To insist that the blind be considered as a separate class from j other handicapped persons. | 2. Expansion and improvement ' of social security laws to permit blind aid recipients to retain a portion of their earnings, thereby lead- I ing to vocational rehabilitation. I n. Removal of discriminatory ( practices by Federal Civil Service i Commisison to permit qualified blind persons to obtain federal employment. 4. Appointment of placement officers in the t'nited States Employment Service, whose exclusive duty will be to re-train and place blind persons. Mr. Henderson left Sunday and will attend the hearing August 29, 30 and 31. L. A. Warehouse Fire Damage Is $100,000 LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28. UP)— \ Fire destroyed a block-long Santa j Fe railroad warehouse early today ! with damage that Deputy Fii-e Chief I F. H. Rothermel said might run as i high as $100,000. A string of freight car on an adjacent siding- burned as the fire raged for five hours before it was brought under control by 16 fire companies. A nearby aircraft parts plant and a big storage tank of the Southern California Gas Company were endangered. Valley Farmers Get Weather Forecast The weather forecast for the farmers of the southern San Joaquin valley, as prepared by the I'nited States Weather Bureau in co-operation with the Kern county farm adviser's office of the agricultural extension service is reported to be: "About normal today with an expected 10(1 degrees and slowly decreasing temperatures for Tuesday and Wednesday with 102 and !>8 degrees. The humidity range will still remain low. Conditions today increase the fire hazard. Yesterday's weather condition with a temperature of 109 was one of the severe days of the year for the growth of crops where water was insufficient." HOME ON LEAVE First Lieutenant and Mrs-. Ronald E. Bell are home on 30-day leave from the south Pacific visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bell, 2114 F street. In the 30 months he has been overseas, Lieutenant Bell has participated in 62 missions and has been awarded the Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, four campaign medals and has received a presidential citation. Road Machine Purchase Is Weighed by Supervisors WITH US TODAY Mr. and Mrs. K. ('. Stoner, San Francisco. Business. Padre hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Eruin Aloff, Des Molnes, Iowa. Visiting. Padre hotel. Mrs. V. K. .Moore, Peorla, 111. Visiting. Bakersfieid Inn. John Carpenter, Passaic, X. J. Visiting. Southern hotel. Captain and Mrs. J. M. Norton. Dubuque, Iowa. Traveling. Porterfield hotel. DEFECTIVE CORD CAUSESJIRE $125 DAMAGE TO FRAME STRUCTURE REPORTED Explosion Fa I Kills 2 in Kern COYOTE HUNT IS TRAGIC END FOR ARVIN YOUTH A defective lamp cord caused a fire, which did JRM worth of dam-i age to a four-room frame residence at 24LIS L street, owned by K. Sou/.a j and $100 worth to the contents of [ the home, which was occupied by ! James Brassham. Saturday at 4:31 j a. m., according to the city fire department. | Another home was damaged to the ] extent of $TO<) Sunday at 1":'>1 p. ?n. when fire started in the drawers underneath the kitchen sink, at 110r)" 2 East Twenty-first street. Rafael Hencra is the owner and Cresensio Columbo, o?ie of the occupants. Fire is believed to have been started by a cigaret. firemen state. Tons of waste paper in the Bakersfield Service storage house, at Fourteenth and M streets, \ve?-e saved from destruction by the city fire department, Saturday at 6:10 p. m. when a fire broke out in the one- room galvanized iron structure, department reports continue, erty damage is valued at $10. Sirens screamed Sunday at 11:20 p. m. as fire trucks raced to an empty lot grass fire at Dracena street between Pine and Beach. Is'o damage was reported. Fires in Kern Down 50 Over Last Year Good weather and a careful public were credited with reducing by 50 the number of fires in Kern county this year over the number last year, according to acting chief of the county fire department. B. F. Cooper. From January to May, there were 90 more fires than for the similar- period In 1943, he said, but since that time conflagrations have been sharply reduced. This shows cooperation on the part of the public since 90 per cent of all fires are caused by carelessness, he commented. Greenhorn Institute Opens for Three Days over the state will meet with leaders i among Kern County's classroom teachers and school administrators at the annual Greenhorn Mountain Camp Institute tomorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday, according to Leo B. Hart, superintendent of Kern county schools. Mr. Hart stated that every effort has been made to secure men and women who can bring to local school people the best in present day educational thinking in both elementary and high school fields. A fall from a car during a coyote hunt near Rose Station and the blast of a gasoline stove took two lives in Kern county yesterday, official reports stated. While on a coyote hunting trip with his brother, Clifford Louis Mitchell, 18, known to friends as Louie, of 275 Kl Cerrito Drive, was killed when he fell from a car Sunday at Rose Station. Services will be held August '.'At at 10 a. ??). jit KlickiiiciT Digier Chapel. Hie Reverend I!. C. Harrett and the Reverend C. II. Hoffman, of- ficlnling. Interment will be i?i Greenlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Jimmy Frank, Cye Vaughan. Sinnet Barefoot. Bob Bennet, John Hetxler and Gene Powell. The fatal accident occurred when Louie fell off the car fender on which he was riding, gun in hand, and received a blow on his bead which killed him instantly. With him were his brother, Marion K. Mitchell, and a friend, Jess H. Coates. Son of Mr. and Mrs. K. O. Mitchell, Bakersfield, Louie attended Arvin Grammar School and was a graduate of Bakersfield High School. He was attending Bakersfield Junior College while awaiting call from the l'?iited Prop- | states Navy in which he enlisted .July 28. 11)44. Survivors, besides his parents, are throe brothers. Raymond Mitchell and Marion Mitchell and families, all of Bakersfield: Lieutenant Otis Mitchell and wife, Monterey: three sisters, Pauline and Alice Mitchell, Bakersfield; a niece. Judy Rae Mitchell. Bakersfield; nephews, Alden, Gary Allan and Robeit Mitchell, all of Bakersfieid; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Suffering third degree burns when a gasoline stove she was attempting to light, exploded. Mrs. Thelma Lorene Aubrey, 22-year-old wife of Fletcher Aubrey, died Sunday afternoon at the Delano Hosiplal where she was rushed following the accident. Her body is at the Delano Mortuary of Walter Foor where funeral arrangements are pending. A native of Oklahoma she is survived by her husband. Fletcher Aubrey, a daughter Lawana May Aubrey, and a son Allen Jackson Aubrey. Also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Renick, of Route I, Box 129, Delano, also three brothers. Aldon Renick of the I'nited States Army, Leo Renick of Whitney. Nev.. Miles Renick, and a sister, Miss Florence Re?iick, living at the family home here. The accident happened at their home on the Ollie Logan vineyard, northeast of Delano in the Columbine district where Mr. Aubrey was employed. The family have lived in ''he district during the past four Temperature Hits High of 109 Degrees SUNDAY RECORDED AS HOTTEST DAY IN 1944 SUMMER So you thought it was hot today? Well, yesterday, record for the summer, it was hotter. lnO degrees, while today the temperature reached a mere I (if, degrees. The I'nited States weather bureau expert declares that cracked ice will not lie placed around the thermometers to keep them from breaking, inasmuch as back in July. IM.'t:', the same thcrmometrs up under the record boat legrees. probably recall. stood wave of Oltltimers will and rightly, too. that the hottest day in Makersfield history was in July. IPOS, when the mercury six- Bled at IIS degrees. There are those that remember when the thermometrs melted and ran down the side of the building, but that is not on the official record. The unusual weather this year dropped the two days of hottest weather into August, instead of into July. K. K. Wilson, head of the I'niled Slates wealhei- bureau, says there is no accounting for the reason, except that July was cooler and below normal temperature. Only people pleased with the weather today were the cotton men who went about looking at bursting colton bolls with bursting pride. So far no one has reported corn popping on the cob. There will be no sudden break In the weather, bin just a gradual subsiding of the heat, the weather man predicted. Rent Control Effectiveness IsStudied Landlords Accused of Raising Rents Without Approval of Board; Bidding, Illegal Adjustments and Evictions Reported Current in Local Area | liv MAE SAI'NDEK.S How rfl'fctivi' is milnl control in the .Metropolitan Bnkors- ; field iiITU? Bidcliii" for houses, rent rnises imromplained ahont and ndjiistincnls between tenants and landlords Ihat are illegal are reported to he current in the city. Landlords have been accused of raising the rents arbitrarily and tenants submitting because of not wanting "fric- Rites for Methodist Minister Set Tuesday 1 f)0 r;| st-s \vor»? olio sl;il ist iri;i 11 1 wore 2(> or :JO in- rent ami nbmit 4<i years. Club Speaker Urges U. S.-British Combine A world organization will amount to a treaty between the I'nited States and Great Britain under which the I'nited States will come to the aid of England whenever the empire is in danger of attack since Great Britain is no longer capable of self-defense, declared Colonel Charles Sweeny, professional soldier and author of ".Moment of Truth." when he addressed the Kiwanis Club at a noon meeting today. Colonel Sweeny, speaking objectively from his experience gained as a foreign correspondent and soldier all over the world, stated that influential men in Kngland are already thinking about a future alliance with Germany against Russia. Russia, he explained because of population si'/.e is not a threat to Ku- rope unless she forms a coalition, since, it has been proved by Germany in this war, lhat no nation with a population as great as :.'(>(>,000,000 can conquer Kurope. The only country which may become a menace to the world in the future is China, which has a population of 500,000,00(1 which can be augmented by another million and has vast undeveloped natural resources. Memorial Service Honors Minter Men Kern County Board of Supervisors In regular sesison Monday took under consideration the purchase of a new Wood Roadmixer which would mix and lay paved road at one operation. A representative of. the Wood Machine Company was present and presented photographs, and the matter was left pending receipt of prices and further details. It was slated that should one, of the huge machines be purchased it would be on a co-operative basis, and would be used In all of the districts. F. M. Kngle, a representative of the American Federation of Labor asked that the body give to the Chamber of Commerce the right to disapprove Propostlon No. 12 concerning the "Right to Employment" Bill, and vote was postponed pending reading and study of the bill by the board. Mr. E'ngle stated that most of the Chambers of Commerce. In the state had taken a stand against the bill with the major exception of the Los Angeles chambi.r, and that Governor Warren had likewise Identified hiimclf on the same side with labor. It was pointed out that the Wild- wood School district had lapsed and a motion made that it be merged j with the Maple district with title i passing to the latter, and the vote I by voice was unanimously In favor \ of the merger. : County Sanitarian Cliff Baugh- ; man stated before the board that j the potato dehydrating plant in East i Bakersfield was causing a nuisance i among nearby residents due to the odor of decaying potatoes and said that numerous residents had lodged complaints with his office. He requested that the supervisors take necessary steps to the removing of the conditions. .1. Perry Brite, county tax license collector suggested that all bus licenses be destroyed where the buses have been out of service for five years or more and it was so ordered. The board authorized a $10,000 loan to the Greenfield School to be taken from the general reserve fund. Sheriff John Loustalot stated to the board that the county has no real estate In Inyokern, where a proposed iail might be constructed, and stated that the navy will sell surplus materials for such construction, but he said it has not yet been possible to get the price wanted by the navy. Special Meeting of Service Club Slated A special meeting of the Women's Service Club will be held at 7:;!0 p. m. September 5 at Elliott hull, according to the club officers. The group will elect a vice-president, change the meeting night and change the date of the election of officers at the special session. Greenfield Man Jailed on Contributing Count Cecil Donald Giertz. 30, of Greenfield ranch, was arrested last night at 10:55 by Sergeant Claude Morelock, charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and will appear in Police Court for hearing today, city officers report. John W. Kste, 50, Calwa. was arrested at ll:."iO last night at (he Santa Fe depot by Police Officer Charles H. Ladley on a Watsonville Police Court warrant, charging issuance of fictitious checks, city police reported this morning. POLITICAL OFFICER LONDON, Aug. 28. OP)—Samuel Reber, formerly of the Allied control commission in Italy, has been appointed United States political officer at supreme headquarters of the Allied expeditionary force. He succeeds William PhilKps. ' lion" during Ihcir iTsidrnt-c in a house. j Some of Ihc "dodges" Hint jare claimed are that landlords I have evieted tenants on Ihc j i plea lhat they wish to use Hie! home for their own residence or that ! remodeling has become necessary • anil the home must |> ( . vacated. \o\v i ; (clients arc then a>ked higher rents. I An effort is bciui; made to make . rent control effect ivi Reports from the trol board indicate , about five or six ras< j consideration. Last spring about reported according In and of these then creases allowed in J or ftO decreases. i Rent cofTtrol boards report that landlords for the most part are cooperative. The whole rent control structure is now under scrutiny with Shade and Riley Combs, owner of the Paradise Inn. questioning the legality of the county ordinance? that created rent control in the county. Here are some of (he outstanding facts of the rent control ordinance: It applies to all rental properties for living or dwelling purposes and excludes business property. Property Must lie Registered A landlord must register bis property with the rent control hoard of his area. In order to increase the rent, the landloard must file an application of rdjitstment with his rent control board and abide by the decision of jibe board when it is rendered, whether in favor of the raise or against it. A tenant wishing to protest n raise in rent must also file an application of adjustment with the rent control board in the area. If a landlord wishes to make a boua fide move Into proptrty which is rented he may do so by giving the tenant a HO-day written notice and he then must occupy the bouse for six months to constitute a bona fide move. A landlord cannot move a tenant out for rennovation or remodeling unless it In a major remodeling jou such as tearing up (he floors, putting In new partitions or equally major activity. If a tenant is not able to find a house within "fl days, the period allowed for finding a house is about flo days and involves many legalities. City Hoard Members The Hakersfield Rent Control Board consists of Glen Nichols, K. S. Kllery, Charles Downing. William Willis and Preston Price with Mrs. Chester Allen ns secretary. Headquarters for the board is at Bakers- Reverend Harry I. Smith Dies at Home August 25 Funeral services fur the Reverend Marry 1. Smith. -17. who died August :.'"i at his home, l!:!no Q street, after a long illness, will be held August -'.' .-it 1" a. m. at Klickinger-Digier Chapel. |)r. George Cliff and the Reverend Dillon W. Throckmorton officiating. Interment will be in Grcenl.-iwn Memorial Park. Soloists will be Mary Jo Downs and Dr. W. G. Hendricks and pallbearers include Pete Schmidt. RolUi McKnight. Joseph Thomas. W. R. Mess. .1. V. Holler and J. Z. Little. The Reverend Mr. Smith came to Bakersfield in lOlis and was a member of the Southern California Annual Conference of Methodist J Churches, retiring from the nrgani- ' zation last year because of ill health. ! A graduate of the University of | Southern California with three dei grees. he has been pastor at Rosemead, Livingston and Caruthers. The Reverend Mr. Smith was the husband of the Reverend Celia Smith, who conducted a program. "Meditation Moments," over KPMC for several months. Survivors, besides his wife, are brothers, Arden Smith. Fail-field. II.; Murvil Smith, Bogota. 111.: Niman Smith. Lone Tree. Iowa: Curtis Smith. Bellingham, Wash.; and seven nieces and seven nephews. Barbecue Dinner Is Slated b^Rotary A Bakersfield Rotary Club barbecue dinner Wednesday at 7 p m. at the t-'toekdale. Country Club, will take the place of the, regular Thursday noon meeting this week, according to Robert Cottom, president of I the organization. I Speaking before -Rotarlans and | their guests will be writer and professional soldier-, Colonel Charles Sweeny, recently arrived from Engi land, who will tell his personal ex! periences in the British .and other i armies in a talk entitled 'Soldiering j Around the World." ! Fellows Post Denies i Objection Withdrawal field Ration Board at 251! 1 Chester avenue. The Kast Bakersfield Kent Control Board is beaded by Mark \Viland members are: A. K. Thed- aker. II. Hanson, John S. Bunting, Fred Nichols with Mrs. H. Rankin as the secretary. Headquarters for this board is at the Kern County Road a memorial service given this week ! '-""trict .No. 3 office, telephone S-S."!)2. for foi-.ner Minter cadets, officers ! '*'• A - •' f> f'" s '* chairman of the Oil- arid enlisted men who have lost their (lall> I{|M|1 r "»trol Board, and mem- j lives in the war. : hers are I K. Caldwell, Karl Mos- i ; grave and K. K. Pngh. Mrs. Cor- : I nelia Pifcr is the secretary. Head- i quarters is at the Olldale Ration' Hoard. j ; Kuirk Action Cited j ' The Oildale Ration Board is cred- j i Ited with quick action on cases of i | exhorbitant rentals, having slashed ! 1 rent as much as $2ii a month in I "Sons of Minter Field have met and defeated the enemy on every fighting front. Those who died stand j as silent tribute lo this great nn- snn lion and its heritage of freedom," were the words spoken by Lieutenant John J. Kvans, Jr., of the chaplain's staff at Minter Field during Assisting in the ceremonies were: Lieutenant-Colonel Newton U. Crumley, Minter commanding officer; Major Arthur H. VV. Cayhue, deputy for administration ajul services; and Captain Homer H. Gerke. commandant of students. Concord Grape Ceiling Suspended by OPA some cases. The East H-ikerf is enforcing (he county ordinance, whose decision is by the Combs bn field Ration Hoard provisions of the This is the board being questioned it hers. Four Injured in Rear-End Collision, Citation Given A rear-end collision injured four persons, Sunday, at 7 a. m., at California and Uinon Avenues. They were Raymond Walter Swoap, 42, of 1122 Lomita Drive, driver of the first car; Senia Erickson Moore, L'ti, Los Angeles, driver of the second car, and passengers In the Moore car, Lester Carl Walker, 37. of Fresno, and Charles I. Kent, 32, Los Angeles, according to the California Highway Patrol. Miss Moore, who was taken to Kern General Hospital, was given citations for failure to make a boulevard stop and driving without a license. Also in Kern General Hospital is Walker, whose condition is reported improved today by hospital officials. Kent was given first aid at the same hospital, while Swoap was admitted to Mercy with an injured right shoulder and arm. j While giving a push to the car of i Samuel R. Hernandex, 32, 110 East | Eighth street, Rudy I. Freeman. 30, 2808 Citrus street, was involved in an accident with Murphy D. Clark, 38. 303 Wisteria street, Oildule, Saturday, at 11:20 p. m. on Highway 99 south of the Sunset railroad cross- Ing, highway patrolmen report. Drunk Driving Charged Hernandez and Freeman were charged with drunk driving and held In county jail. No injury was reported. Soldier Injured Camp Roberts private, Leonard Braby, 20, was hurt when the ear driven by John BjcjRitad. Camp Roberts in which he was a passenger, collided with n truck and trailer of Floyd Spelr, 40, Clearwater, Saturday at 8:3J p. m. on the Ridge Route. He was »\ken to Minter Field Hos- pital by Gorman Ambulance Service, reports state. Myrtle Hillstrom, 42, 310 Locust street, was injured slightly Saturday at 10 p. m. In an accident involving the automobile In which she was rid- i erop ing, driven by Zeffie May'Ward. 52. 313 Roberts Lane and the car of Karl Ciggy, 21, of 37 Bliss street, which occurred on Brundage Lane, two- tenths of a mile east of Oak street, according to highway patrol reports. Minor injuries were also suffered by Jack Laurey, 15, of Los Angeles, passenger in a car driven by Jess E. Niblett, 21. Taft, which collided with one driven by Jimmy Llndsey. 30, 710 Haley street, Saturday at X:15 p. m. at California and Brown streets, reports continue. Laurey was given first aid at Kern General Hospital. Lindsey received a citation for driving without a license. Stolen Cur in Accident A stolen car belonging to Birdie Lee Tliomasen, Route 2, Box 25."i, was recovered in an accident Sunday at 9:15 p. m. when it collided with an automobile driven by George Horace Hoose, 43, Los Angeles, just north of Panama Lane on Highway 99. When the accident occurred, driver of the stolen vehicle jumped out and ran down the highway, patrolmen state. A search Is being conducted for the bit and run thief. Treated at Delano Hospital Saturday night for Injuries received in an intersection collision at Stradely avenue and the Pond Road, southwest of here, was John Stample Fields, -'5, of 709 Twentieth street', Bakersfield. He received minor injuries and was dismissed after being given first aid. The driver of the other car was Carmen Gotizales of Route 1, Box SB, AicFarlund. General consensus is that where the rent control boards have been called upon, action is fair. General criticism is lhat too many illegal "deals" are made between tenants and landlords, making rent control ineffective in many cases. CLAIM SUITS SINK LONDON. Aug. 28. W> —The German propaganda agency Transoccau declared in a Berlin broadcast, tndav that German patrol ships had sunk an Allied cruiser and a motor torpedo boat off the Normandy coast is no requisition of this year's j last night. The broadcast acknowl- ! edged the loss of two German vessels. Word was received from Washing- today today that the Office of Price- Administration' suspended price control on Concord grapes sold for home consumption, pending the establishment of ceiling prices for I lie 10-14 crops. OPA said nearly all Concord grapes produced last year were requisitioned by the government, and as a result ceilings for grapes sold on the fresh market were lower than they normally would have been. Washington officials said that then' Entries Pour in for Horse Division of Foods Fair Early entries already received Indicated today to Herb Vaughn, horse division and show chairman for the Fifteenth District Agricultural Association, that the addition of that division to the 1D44 Victory Foods Fair. September 20 to 24, will be one of the most successful events of i(s kind. Preparations are nearly completed for the horse show. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 2:!, which will be handled for the show sponsors by the Bakersfield Front lei- Days Association, Incorporated. Tickets will be placed on sale a week before the event in which $850 in premiums will be offered each night. The horse .show will be the first to be held in Hakersfield since 1941. The impossibility of obtaining necessary equipment for a previously scheduled horse-pulling contest has made it mandatory that the competition be canceled. $2585 Premium Minify In the horse division, breeding classes include registered Percheron, Belgian, Clydesdale horses, and in the light horse division, which will Include such breeding stock as registered thoroughbreds, Arabians. Palominos. Morgans and the American saddle horse, the total premium money to be offered will lie $2585, Chairman Yuughn announced today. Judging of animals in (he horse show will take place Friday and Saturday evenings with L. F. Rollins, of Lindsay, selected as judge. Divisions are set aside for jumpers, (he roadster clas.s. three and five- gaited saddle horses, fine harness ; horses, slock and trail horses, chil- '' dron's mounts and Shetland ponies, i In the. Friday evening show at s o'clock the lightweight stock horse must weigh under 1100 pounds, while', (lie division will he open as to weight for the Saturday event. Clyde Gib- i son will handle the stock and trail horse classes. Mr. Vaughn said J. I. Thompson of the California i Polytechnic School at San Luis Obispo will be judge of the horse j division of the show. j The Cecil Thompson Post, American Legion, at Fellows, through its commander, John D. Rathbone, today denied published reports that it has withdrawn its objection to the establishment of a county service officer. "Our last meeting was August 11." writes Mr. Rathbone, "The question was discussed at length, but no< withdrawal acted upon." No formal announcement ha? been made on this matter by the Frank S. Reynolds post in Bakersfield. Puppy Lostl)y Widow of Lt. Robert Austin Mrs. Ksla Belle Austin, widow of Lieutenant Robert Austin, a Kakerslield boy who was killed in an airplane crash. August 15 in Georgia, has lost her blond 2- months-old Cocker Spaniel (nippy. \V. K. Austin, father of the flyer, presented the dog to his daughter-in-law on Saturday, and sometime between 4:30 and fi:3'l a. m. Sunday, "Sally" disappeared from their home at 91S Chester Place. Mrs. Austin offers a reward for "Sally's" return ami says that she may easily be identified Hy a few- white spots under her right eye. , Anyone knowing the. whereabouts of Mrs. Austin's cocker is asked to call L'-.".405. TOOLS STOLEN l-'rcd Smith leported to the sheriffs itft'ice fd.iv tli.it tile setters' "." were stolen from "I street Saturday, morning. ' under way by Of-•her and Karl Do- Tltl'STKES TO MEET A regular meeting of Uie Kern County I'nion High School board of trustees will be held Monday night at ?•::<> o'clock in the administration liiiildiiir;. according to Superintendent Thomas L. Nelson. TlLARK FAIR DRAWS -'5,000 Twenty-five thousand persons nt- tended the Tuktre-Kings county "streamlined" three-day fair held In Tulare over the week end, A. J. Elliott, secretary-manager, an- nuonced today. Klliott said the exhibits, which ' wen- entirely by members of the | Fin lire Farmers of America and the ' •l-ll clubs, were the best attended In history, as was the carnival and the night allow. j Union Cemetery NON-I'KOFIT CUKI'OKATIOX PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes See Our Monument Display Neiir Hie Oltire Phone 7-7185

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